Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Musical monday #109

Well Baltiblogs is down, so I'm posting here, at least temporarily.

Welcome to Musical Monday #109. You know the drill: Every week, Elie alternate hosing ... players are invited to guess the songs, figure out the them but no "Googling." This week the theme is what the songs in each group have to do with the first one in the group. Later today check out Musical Monday #108 for results from last week!

Actually I'll allow Googling for one thing here. This is a variation on an earlier Musical Monday. So once you figure out the theme, if you want to find the earlier one for extra credit, you may search for that. (Hint: it's more than two years old.)

So with no further ado, here's Musical Monday #109. (I hope to update this tonight, so hold off on the bonuses until Thursday.)

1) There's a voice in my head that drives my heel
2) People all around but I don't hear a sound, just the lonely beating of my heart

3) Workin on a mystery, goin wherever it leads
4) Wishin' you were here by me, To end this misery

5) Elegance in eloquence - for sale or rent or hire
6) She's just a substitute, you're the permanent one

7) I'm so wired-up, dDon't need no coffee in my cup
8) Well, look-a there, look-a there, look-a there, look-a there, ooh wee!

9) These two lanes will take us anywhere
10) Maybe tomorrow, a new romance, no more sorrow

11) I bet you're singing proud, oh, I bet you'll pull a crowd
12) Don't punish me with brutality
13) My pillows never dry off

14) There's a spotlight waiting
15) Whatever it is, that girl put a spell on me.
16) But I'm gonna show you, baby, that a woman can be tough.
17) Watching the ships roll in
18) No time to wallow in the mire
19) Sat a girl named Doris
20) And it shows them pearly white

21) Who's gonna play the Opry?
22) And I ain't seen the sunshine since I don't know when,
23) A place where even squares can have a ball
24) I gotta go now gotta try to find a way to lose these memories of a love so warm and true
25) Slander my name all over the place
26) Well, I used to pull your pigtails
27) I chew my nails and I twiddle my thumbs
28) I stood alone in the cold gray dawn

29) ... rhythmic blues
30) All your hugs and kisses and your money too
31) You shouldve heard those knocked out jailbirds sing.
32) You've gone to the finest school all right, Miss Lonely
33) You're such a lovely audience,
34) And I howled at my ma in the driving rain,
35) Round the squares huddled in storms
36) I pulled my mouth harp, out of my dirty red bandana

37) I heard he sang a good song
38) The spinning don't stop when you leave the cradle

39) Lady take me, high upon a hillside
40) One more time for all the old times

PART II (updated 09/09/09

41) Play me a country song
42) I see a red door
43) Oh she left me without mercy

44) Focusing on nowhere, investigating miles
45) Before they're forever banned?
46) They had to count them all

47) I try to contemplate the cosmos
48) Does your memory stray to a bright sunny day
49) I wanna be famous, a star of the screen
50) No sweeping exits or offstage lines

51) Mugwumps, high jumps
52) I'll meet you tomorrow, sort of late at night
53) magic swirling ship

54) My daily dose of destiny, under my sign
55) I hollered, "I don't need you," ah but honey, that's a lie
56) She said I've got a 40-gallon stetson hat

57) little umbrella-shaded margaritas
58) All of those tourists covered with oil

59) I rather drive a truck
60) Pushing barriers, planting seeds,
61) I met a Mr. Grief - and he said

62) And in the cracks along the sidewalk nothing grows no more
63) Above us only sky

PART III:
64) "Well, I made the big-time at last"
65) Someone to love, somebody new.

66) He's been writin' songs speakin' out against wealth and privilege
67) Oh, Mama, can this really be the end

68) And the white line's getting longer and the saddle's getting cold
69) You'd be better off to try and rope the wind,

32 comments:

Gail said...

4. Runaway - Dion?
12. What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
16. Piece of My Heart - Janis Joplin
17. Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
18. Light My Fire - The Doors
20. Mack the Knife - Bobby Darin
31. Rockin Robin -
36. Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin
37. Killing Me Softly - Roberta Flack
40. Midnight Blue -Melissa Manchester

Several others sound familiar, especially #6...

Gail said...

6. The Tracks of My Tears - Linda Ronstadt did a remake of it, can't remember the original group
11. Nighshift - Marvin Gaye
30. That'll Be the Day - I can picture his face, but not the name...

Gail said...

30. Now I remember - - it was sung by Buddy Holly

Yitzchak Goodman said...

1. Radar Love--Golden Earring, I think, is the group.

7. Jackie Wilson Said (I'm in heaven when you smile)--Van Morrison

15. Purple Haze--Jimi Hendrix

19. Bad, Bad Leroy Brown? Jim Croce

32. Like a Rolling Stone--Dylan

35. Eight Miles High--Byrds

38. Dreidel--Don McClean (Sp?)

Yitzchak Goodman said...

31 Isn't it Jailhouse Rock rather than Rockin' Robin?

Yitzchak Goodman said...

27. Great Balls of Fire--Jerry Lee Lewis

Yitzchak Goodman said...

25. Blue Suede Shoes--Carl Perkins, but I thought it was "write my name"

34. Jumpin' Jack Flash--Rolling Stones

Gail said...

Yitzchak - you might be right about #31. I'm not sure.

LEL said...

3.Tom Petty
4.Runaway-Del Shannon
6.Tracks of My Tears-Smokey Robinson
9.Thunder Road-Bruce Springsteen
15.Foxy Lady-Jimi Hendrix
16.Piece of My Heart-Janis Joplin
18.Light My Fire-The Doors
20.Mac the Knife-Bobby Darin
25.Blue Suede Shoes-Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins
26.Little Sister-Elvis Presley
31.Jailhouse Rock-Elvis Presley
32.Like a Rolling Stone-Bob Dylan
33.Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band-The Beatles
34.Jumping Jack Flash-The Rolling Stones
36.Me and Bobby McGee-Janis Joplin

benjie said...

16 - 20 are mentioned in rock and roll heaven

there is a song with rolling stone in the title and the group rolling storno

"that'll be the day" is mentioned in american pie

benjie said...

33 is mentioned in summer rain by johnny rivers

Gail said...

I was wrong about #11. Nightshift was not sung by Marvin Gaye. Not sure who sang it.

Yitzchak Goodman said...

3. is called "Running Down a Dream" or something like that.

Yitzchak Goodman said...

Other songs and artists were mentioned in American Pie as well:

"The Sargeants played a marching tune" refers to the Beatles

"the Jester on the sidelines in a cast" is Dylan after a motorcycle accident.

One line goes "Jack Flash sat on a Rolling Stone"

I think there's a line that goes
"Eight miles high and falling fast"

And "the music died" because of the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and the Big Bopper

Maybe 8 is Chantilly Lace?

trn said...

1) Radar Love
3) Running Down a Dream, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
16) Piece of My Heart, Janis Joplin
17) Sitting on the Dock of the Bay, Otis Redding
18) Light My Fire, The Doors
20) Mack the Knife
33) Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles
36) Me and Bobby McGee, Janis Joplin

trn said...

So is 29 American Pie? I thought it was "rhythm and blues." "Man, I dig those" is the first part of that line.

trn said...

Benjie, is 14,then, the Rock and Roll Heaven song?

Soccer Dad said...

TRN, Yikes, I should have learned by now not to go by memory. Yes, the proper lyrics were "Man, I dig those rhythm and blues." I always heard that phrase wrong. Thanks for the correction.

And you're correct about 14.

trn said...

Thanks for the confirmation, Soccer Dad!

When I think of all the lyrics I've mentioned in comments that I misremembered or always thought were slightly different . . .

Is there actually an authoritative version of the American Pie lyrics? It's such a complicated song.

I can't take credit for 14, as I was only putting together the information your brother provided.

trn said...

For the record, then:

14) Rock and Roll Heaven
29) American Pie, Don McLean

trn said...

So the first song of each group contains at least some sort of reference to the subsequent songs in each group?

Yitzchak Goodman said...

Oops! I mangled one line from American Pie. That should be "Jack Flash sat on a candle stick." There is a line about a "rolling stone" though, too, isn't there? It follows a line that goes "For ten years we've been on our own," I think.

If TRN is right, then 8 is the Jackie Wilson song mentioned in 7.
It was called "Reet petite"?

trn said...

Yes, Yitzchak, the line is something about moss growing fast on a rolling stone. Your supplying of the previous line caused me to be able to recall it.

Gail said...

45. Blowing in the Wind - Bob Dylan
51. Creeque Ally - Mamas and the Papas
58. Margaritaville- Jimmy Buffet
59. Can't Please Everyone?? - Ricky Nelson
63. Imagine - John Lennon

LEL said...

48.Are you lonesome tonight-Elvis Presley
49.Drive My Car-The Beatles
53.Mr.Tamborine Man-Bob Dylan, the Byrds
63.Imagine-John Lennon

Clayton said...

I posted these earlier on Soccer Dad's Baltiblogs site, but I'll repeat them here.

22 - Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Could 21-28 be songs by artists in the Sun Records "Million Dollar Quartet"?

41 - Don't Rock the Jukebox - ?
42 - Paint It Black - The Rolling Stones
43 is probably by George Jones.

44 - The Seeker - The Who
46 - A Day in the Life - The Beatles
44-46: The Seeker has the line, "I asked Bobby Dylan, I asked the Beatles"

48 - Are You Lonesome Tonight? - Elvis Presley
49 - Drive My Car - The Beatles

53 - Mr. Tambourine Man - The Byrds
Roger McGuinn is the connection to Creeque Alley. 52 might be a Lovin' Spoonful song?

59 - Garden Party - Ricky Nelson
61 - Crackerbox Palace - George Harrison
I believe Garden Party is about a concert at Madison Square Garden that Ricky Nelson played, with several other artists who are referenced in the song. George Harrison must have been one of them though I don't remember all the lyrics now (I do remember that "Yoko brought a walrus", but I thought "the walrus was Paul"... :)

62 - Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny) - Elton John
This song is about John Lennon.

LEL said...

46.A Day in the Life-The Beatles

Clayton said...

64 - Shooting Star - Bad Company
"Johnny was a schoolboy when he heard his first Beatles song", so 65 is likely by The Beatles.

Clayton said...

Sheesh. The answer was right there in the next line of the song...

65 - Love Me Do - The Beatles

LEL said...

67.To be stuck inside a mobile with the Memphis blues again-Bob Dylan

Clayton said...

Here's a summary. My apologies if I missed anything between the dueling blogs this week. :)

1) "Radar Love" - Golden Earring ("Brenda Lee comin' on strong"...I think)
2) "All Alone Am I"- Brenda Lee

3) "Runnin' Down a Dream" - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers ("me and Del were singing Little Runaway")
4) "Runaway" - Del Shannon

5) Elegance in eloquence - for sale or rent or hire
6) "The Tracks of My Tears" - Linda Ronstadt, Smokey Robinson

7) "Jackie Wilson Said (I'm In Heaven When You Smile)" - Van Morrison
8) "Reet Petite" - Jackie Wilson

9) "Thunder Road" - Bruce Springsteen
10) "Only the Lonely" - Roy Orbison

11) "Nightshift" -
12) "What's Going On" - Marvin Gaye
13) My pillows never dry off

14) "Rock and Roll Heaven" - ? (refers to the rest of the artists in the group)
15) "Purple Haze" - Jimi Hendrix
16) "Piece of My Heart" - Janis Joplin
17) "Dock of the Bay" - Otis Redding
18) "Light My Fire" - The Doors
19) "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" - Jim Croce
20) "Mack the Knife" - Bobby Darin

Artists in this group were collectively known as the "Million Dollar Quartet".
21) Who's gonna play the Opry?
22) "Folsom Prison Blues" - Johnny Cash
23) A place where even squares can have a ball
24) I gotta go now gotta try to find a way to lose these memories of a love so warm and true
25) "Blue Suede Shoes" - Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley
26) "Little Sister" - Elvis Presley
27) "Great Balls of Fire" - Jerry Lee Lewis
28) I stood alone in the cold gray dawn

29) "American Pie" - Don McLean (refers to the rest of the artists in the group)
30) "That'll Be the Day" - Buddy Holly
31) "Jailhouse Rock" - Elvis Presley
32) "Like a Rolling Stone" - Bob Dylan
33) "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" - The Beatles
34) "Jumpin' Jack Flash" - The Rolling Stones
35) "Eight Miles High" - The Byrds
36) "Me and Bobby McGee" - Janis Joplin

Clayton said...

37) "Killing Me Softly" - Roberta Flack (song is about Don McLean)
38) "Dreidel" - Don McLean

39) Lady take me, high upon a hillside
40) "Midnight Blue" - Melissa Manchester

41) "Don't Rock the Jukebox" - ? (refers to the Stones and George Jones)
42) "Paint It Black" - The Rolling Stones
43) Oh she left me without mercy - George Jones

44) "The Seeker" - The Who ("I asked Bobby Dylan, I asked The Beatles")
45) "Blowin' in the Wind" - Bob Dylan
46) "A Day in the Life" - The Beatles

47) I try to contemplate the cosmos
48) "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" - Elvis Presley
49) "Drive My Car" - The Beatles
50) No sweeping exits or offstage lines

51) "Creeque Alley" - The Mamas and the Papas (refers to members of the following groups)
52) I'll meet you tomorrow, sort of late at night - The Lovin' Spoonful
53) "Mr. Tambourine Man" - The Byrds

54) My daily dose of destiny, under my sign
55) I hollered, "I don't need you," ah but honey, that's a lie
56) She said I've got a 40-gallon stetson hat

57) little umbrella-shaded margaritas
58) "Margaritaville" - Jimmy Buffett

59) "Garden Party" - Ricky Nelson (about a concert in which the following artists also took part)
60) Pushing barriers, planting seeds,
61) "Crackerbox Palace" - George Harrison

62) "Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny)" - Elton John (song is about John Lennon)
63) "Imagine" - John Lennon

64) "Shooting Star" - Bad Company ("Johnny was a schoolboy when he heard his first Beatles song, 'Love Me Do' I think it was...")
65) "Love Me Do" - The Beatles

66) He's been writin' songs speakin' out against wealth and privilege
67) "Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again" - Bob Dylan

68) And the white line's getting longer and the saddle's getting cold
69) You'd be better off to try and rope the wind,