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Dec 22, 2015

30 Days of Christmas Day 28: A Christmas Quiz


By this time in December you've heard all of these songs a thousand times, so match the Christmas song lyric with its title.

1. ...and folks dressed up like Eskimos.
2. You will get a sentimental feeling when you hear...
3. With the angels we will sing, "Hallelujah to the King!"
4. What can I bring Him, poor as I am?
5. "God is not dead, nor doth He sleep."
6. But the very next day, you gave it away.
7. Give him a hammer with lots of tacks...
8. I put a tack on Teacher's chair...
9. For the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth.
10. Let's hope it's a good one/without any fear



____ "So This Is Christmas"
____"I'm Gettin' Nothin' for Christmas"
____"Last Christmas"
____"The Christmas Song"
____"The Hallelujah Chorus"
____"In the Bleak Midwinter"
____"Up on the Rooftop"
____"Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree"
____"Silent Night"
____"I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day"

Oct 7, 2014

You Know Where You Can Go!

Where does the song recommend you go?
1. "When you're alone and life is making you lonely..." Petula Clark
2. "So if your baby's left you..." Elvis
3. "If you're blue and you don't know where to go to..." Young Frankenstein for one
4. "___ ___ is the scene you should make..." The Cowsills
5. "Take your troubles to the ____" Elvis again

Answers:
1. Downtown
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zx06XNfDvk0
2. Heartbreak Hotel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PotB76gi2_4
3. (Putting on) the Ritz
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1FLZPFI3jc
4. Indian Lake
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qw7ubMgByYQ
5. Chapel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00eUebsh68M

Oct 5, 2014

Listen to Your Mother!

Songs about Mama:
1. "Mama Said There'd Be ___ ___ ___" The Shirelles
2. "Mama Told Me ___ ___ ___" Three Dog Night
3. "___ ___ Mama" Cabaret
4. "Mama's Got a ____" The Who
5. "The Last of the ___ ___ Mamas"  Sophie Tucker







Answers:
1. Days Like This
www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQlImg2bm28
2.  Not to Come
www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKaQzQAlNn4
3. Don't Tell
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhIt69v0yzY
4. Squeeze Box
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXoxH8HI7z8
5. Red Hot 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rS-n8_mCuSE

Oct 4, 2014

By Train or By Bus

Here are some songs that are about travel by train or bus, which is how we saw Grand Canyon last week. We took the GC Railway from Williams, AZ, into the park, took a bus tour of the high points, and then had a day to explore on our own before taking the train back to Williams. We highly recommend it!

1. Train: "____ Island Line" (Johnny Cash)
2. Bus "Thank God and ____" (Roy Clark)
3. Train "City of ___ ___" (Arlo Guthrie)
4. Train "The ___ Train" (Duke Ellington)
5. Train "Engine Engine # ___" (Roger Miller)




Answers:
1. Rock
www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBeZPJ03lW0
2. Greyhound
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tx8x3LCnYZw 
3. New Orleans
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMS_ykiLiQ
4. A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cb2w2m1JmCY
5. 9
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjQsI8BrTtk

Sep 18, 2014

"Farm" ing

In honor of my delightful visit to Birchwood Farms Golf & Country Club yesterday, songs about farms.

1. "How You Gonna Keep 'Em Down on the Farm (after they've seen ____)?"
2. "Thank God I'm ___ ___ ___!"
3. "Out Behind the ___"
4. "The farmer said to the ___ ___, 'Why'd you pick my farm?"
5. "She Thinks My ____ ___"





Answers
1. Paree
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgqVCJpRqWQ
2. A Country Boy
www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRgL92K5zuE
3. Barn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_mUz3RWKHQ 
4. Boll Weevil
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5H6iwQGWl4
5. Tractor's Sexy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWu4aynBK7E

Sep 16, 2014

Songs about Songs

Name the artist associated with the titles of songs that mention songs.

1. "Silly Love Songs"
2. "Song Sung Blue"
3. "Never-ending Love for You"
4. "With a Song in My Heart"
5. "I've Got a Name"




Answers:
1. Paul McCartney & Wings
 www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_9QooYDYtU
2. Neil Diamond
www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1t9zOwmWok
3. Various, but this one is George Jones & Tammy Wynette
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3Vgsv-T2gg
4. Again, various, but this one's Doris Day
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPs0H4cydGU
5. Jim Croce
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcqauC49Xmc

Sep 15, 2014

Water, Water Everywhere...

Songs that mention water or bodies of same.

1. "____ River" Suicide spot?
2. "How High's the Water, ___?" Family discussion
3. "____Lake" The place to be for summer sun
4. "Moonlight ___" Voices singing about sticking around
5. "A Sleepy ___" Night on a tropical island









Answers:
1. Moody
www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLMbAq9r8Wk
2. Momma
 www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLMbAq9r8Wk
3. Indian
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qw7ubMgByYQ
4. Bay
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebuS01qjOas
5. Lagoon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmcWaIbLUMk

Sep 8, 2014

Fill in the titles to songs that ask the burning question: WHY?

1. "Why __  __ __ __ Love?" Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers
2. "Why __ __ __ __ You?" Reba
3. "Why __ __ __ You?" Showboat
4. "Why __ __ __...?" My Fair Lady
5. "Why __ __ __ __?" War



Answers:
1. "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?"
www.youtube.com/watch?v=q96ylFiQK_I
2. "Why Haven't I Heard from You?"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-d7vAbKTmus
3. "Why Do I Love You?"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFhAzZv-Dsg
4. "Why Can't the English...?"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAYUuspQ6BY
5. "Why Can't We Be Friends?"
www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DmYLrxR0Y8

Sep 1, 2014

Boom!

1. An Irishman with a short temper "...left the barber shop with tonic on his hair..."
2. A chick in a black bikini who "must be a magic genie."
3. A sound effect in a novelty song about a mysterious item nobody wants around.
4. About a girl whose "shoes paddy-whack in the front and the back..."
5. "Hallelujah--the question is peculiar..."





Answers:



1. "Clancy Lowered the Boom"
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tm3kGJgj6C0
2. "Chick-A-Boom"
www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPStw1SzcQc    
3. "The Thing"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lcj16EGYYrs
4. "Chicka-Boom"
http://www.allmusic.com/song/chicka-boom-mt0011981794
5. "Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor on the Bedpost Overnight?"
www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6bFTVi0hHs

Aug 31, 2014

Rhymes with 'Remember'

Songs that mention September:

1. "Oh, it's a long, long time, from May to December..."
2. "I'll be alone each and every night, while you're away, don't forget to write."
3. "Do you remember?"
4. "...when you were a tender and callow fellow."
5. "Stay for just a while..."





Answers:
1. "September Song" Frank Sinatra
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wte1uk4A5eU
2. "See you in September" The Happenings
www.youtube.com/watch?v=iu-7DXBiVsA
3. "September" Earth, Wind & Fire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQf9dtrc26A&feature=kp
4. "Try to Remember" Jerry Orbach!!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEW1F9kZ-UE
5. "September Morn" Neil Diamond
www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVLonpBtkH0

Aug 30, 2014

They Come in Threes

Each song has to do with three.
1. "We do everything alike/ We look alike/We walk alike, we talk alike, and what is more we hate each other very much...
2. "And what I feel in my heart, they say sincerely..."
3. "Thanks for the times that you've given me..."
4. "...we've danced the whole night through..."
5. "Hey, girl, what you doin' down there?"



 Answers:


1. "Triplets"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjW_yvrC0cE
2. "Three Little Words"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxVaBu5i1QE
3. "Three Times a Lady"
www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaFJcJO3RH4
4. "Three O'clock in the Morning"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCQaZ0URnLA 
5. "Knock Three Times"
www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7Jvsbcxunc (I'm willing to bet Tony HATES this video!)

Aug 26, 2014

Polite Songs

These songs have "please" and "thank you" just like your parents taught you!

1. The Beatles: "Why do I always have to say, Love? ___  ___ ___"
2. Jim Croce: "Thank you for your time, Well, you've been so much more than kind." ___
3. The Marvelettes: "Please, ___ ___, look and see."
4. Andrew Gold: "Thank You for ___ ___ ___"
5. Bob Hope: "Thanks for ___ ___"



1. "Please Please Me"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h43nuGSd1m4
2." Operator"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPu_G-T28iU
3. Mr. Postman
www.youtube.com/watch?v=425GpjTSlS4   
4. Being a Friend
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZN3E9Yyd1HA
5. The Memory
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPu_G-T28iU
 
 

Aug 19, 2014

The Upper Class of Jim

What's the song about Jim or Jimmy...
1. In which the untimely death of an agricultural titan is celebrated by employee misbehavior and lack of concern.
2. In which the speaker wonders about the return of her lover, fearing she'll be distracted by a rival suitor.
3. In which the tragic death of a societal outcast is brought about by parental interference.
4. In which the life of a simply country boy is chronicled by harmonious church instruments.
5. In which a locally-known criminal is brought to justice in a seedy billiards parlor.

1. "Jimmy Crack Corn"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rohh-uZyK3o (Smothers Brothers' version)
2. "Jimmy Mack"
www.youtube.com/watch?v=obvSFWvgBhg
3. "Leader of the Pack"
www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTA_7RwPUPA
4. "The Bells"
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wtyx8wG8BsI
5. "Don't Mess Around with Jim"
www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4qUXcXuMSE

Aug 15, 2014

Let's Get This Party STARTed!

1. The Stones: "Start ___ ___"
2. Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme: "This Could Be the Start of ___ ___"
3. Billy Joel: "We Didn't Start ___ ___"
4. The Bee Gees: "I Started a ___"
5. John Lennon: "Just Like Starting ___"



Answers:
1. Me Up
www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGyOaCXr8Lw
2. Something Big
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHDmkv2gpX0
3. the Fire 
www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFTLKWw542g
4. Joke
www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSxuvNGSrmc
5. Over 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HLVXrAErlU


Aug 14, 2014

Quiz: Two Songs, One Name

1. "Mr. ___" and "Stagger ___"
2. "___, Get Angry" and "____ B. Goode"
3. "___ O' My Heart" and "___ (it will come back to you)"
4. "___'s Girl" and "Me and ___ McGee"
5. "___, ___ (where you goin' to?)" and "Along Came ___"



Amazon Kindle-http://www.amazon.com/Killing-Despair-Loser-Mysteries-Three-ebook/dp/B00MKBH3MU/ref=la_B002JK5FKY_1_10?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1408013475&sr=1-10
NookBook-http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/killing-despair-peg-herring/1120104924?ean=2940150674912
Print versions on their way...





Answers:
1. Lee
www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCoNtro4BKo
www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCPutYaGFlE 
2. Johnny
www.youtube.com/watch?v=pI_nk0L-cF4
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFo8-JqzSCM 
3. Peg
www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGQJNMGGBHg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KHQnlFwxzU&list=RD9KHQnlFwxzU
4. Bobby
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Cfz33QIsdY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXV_QjenbDw
5. Mary
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6jVxks8M4A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYJhhKSXOBo

Aug 6, 2014

Hot Shots: Songs About Guns

Songs about Guns

1. "The Gun, the Gun, the Gun, the Gun, the Gun..." from what musical?
2. Who's got a gun, according to Aerosmith?
3. "I Didn't Know the Gun ___  ___"
4. "Big Iron ___  ___  ___" Marty Robbins
5. "Don't Take Your Guns ___   ____, Son" Johnny Cash




1. Chicago
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBM82Ju2kJU
2. Janie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqQn2ADZE1A
3. Was Loaded
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGJMtnRMpjM
4. on His Hip
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGmUsJvRv7U
5. to Town
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMMp_llzBT4

Jul 31, 2014

"Say" Something!

Don't just sit there--Say Someone (Who Sang it?)

1. "Say, Say, Say" Two Superstars
2. "Don't Say Goodnight" 1 from above with his own band
3. "How Could You Believe Me When I Said I Loved You When You Know I've Been a Liar All My Life?" Two classic musical stars
4."What'd I Say?" The MAN
5. "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" a girl with a big voice

Answers:
1. Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson
www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLEhh_XpJ-0
2.  Paul McCartney & Wings
www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRCgueckAXE
3. Jane Powell & Fred Astaire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8q2fTSo8aoY 
4. Ray Charles
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIqWwiC1BFI
5. Dusty Springfield
www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBwSN0Yw5l0

Jul 29, 2014

Anybody Hungry?

Name the fruit!
1. "I've Got a Lovely Bunch of ____" Danny Kaye
2. "____, ____, _____ ___, who's not ready, holler I." Jay & the Techniques
3. "Drink it right down, pass it all around, ___ ___ ___" Tommy James & the Shondelles
4. "(Trumpets, Drums, Cymbals), ____ Man!" Herbie Hancock
5. "Laaaah, la la, la la la, lahhhh! (Repeat) ____ ____"

1. Coconuts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nf670orHKcA
2. Apples/Peaches/Pumpkin Pie
www.youtube.com/watch?v=5njDmUMhfa0
3. Sweet Cherry Wine
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARdlyyP8f4A
4. Watermelon 
www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjJaH40rArU
5. Juanita Banana
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fubCzOcOrQ

Jul 28, 2014

Indefinite Articles & Adverbs!

Complete the lyric with an indefinite article/adverb. Don't be scared if you forgot English class---you'll figure it out.

1. "___ Loves ____ ____" Dean Martin
2. "____ you're feelin' lonely, ___ you're feelin' blue" Eddy Arnold, et al
3. "A rose must remain with the sun and the rain,...To ____ His Own" The Ink Spots
4. Dr. Zhivago  "____, My Love"
5. "____ To Watch Over Me" (I like Streisand's version)










Answers
1. Everybody/Somebody/Sometime
www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxVdjw0Gm8I
2. Anytime/Anytime
www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFXTJd4J3vw
3. Each
www.youtube.com/watch?v=0G5wqiLiPHg
4. Somewhere
www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrRMQsnSvAE
5. Someone
www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiYKlbtXMU0

Jul 27, 2014

Tis the Season

Easy one for Sunday: Songs about summer. Just fill in the lyric.

1. "Summertime and the livin' is ____" Billie Holiday
2. "Summer days, driftin' away, but oh! Those Summer ____!" Grease
3. "There ain't no cure for the Summertime ____"  Eddie Cochran
4. "Trees swaying in the summer breeze, showing off their ____ ____" Chad & Jeremy
5. "Roll out those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer, those days of ___ and ___ and ___" Nat King Cole




Answers:
1. easy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8jRgPcO7JQ&list=RDJ8jRgPcO7JQ
2. Nights
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZW0DfsCzfq4
3. Blues
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZZD8ckwLJA
4. silver leaves
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_D2XD341xHo 
5. soda/pretzels/beer
www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoLogdbVS3U

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