Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Geography in Songs
|"Best oil filters are by Fram,You can get them in Birmingham. If you need tires to go,get them in Toronto. If you crack your windshield, patch it up in Springfield. If you rip your seat, sew it in St. Pete. If you get a dent, fix it in Flint..." Who sings this?||Cities in Songs
Nobody. I made it up. Pretty good HUH?
Elton John. About a Tennis Team
Ace Frehley. His solo album
|"Heard about Houston, Heard about Detroit, heard about Pittsburgh Pa. You oughta know not to stand by the window, somebody see you up there..." Who sings this?||Cities in Songs
Talking Heads. Life During Wartime. 3 cities for the price of 1. Even better bargain.
|"Jesus just left Chicago and he's bound for New Orleans..." Who sings this?||Cities in Songs
ZZ Top. 2 cities for the price of 1. What a bargain.
|"Just a city boy. Born and raised in South Detroit. Caught the midnight train going anywhere..." Who sings this?||Cities in Songs
Journey. Don't Stop Believin'
|"We were just another band out of Boston. On the road tryin' to make ends meet...." Who sings this?||Cities in Songs
Boston. Rock and Roll Band
|"O Little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie..." Who sings this?||Cities in Songs
A whole lotta people. On just about anybody's Christmas album
|"In Birmingham they love the gov'ner...Boo Boo Boo...But we all did what we could do..." Who sings this?||Cities in Songs
Lynyrd Skynyrd. Sweet Home Alabama
Both. Elvis 1st then ZZ Top
|"Take the last train to Clarksville and I'll meet you at the station..." Who sings this?||Cities in Songs
The Monkees. Last Train To Clarksville. Good ol' Monkees
|"You gotta lose your mind in Detroit Rock City..." Who sings this?||Cities in Songs
|"Pardon me boy, is that the Chattanooga Choo-Choo" Who sings this?||Cities in Songs
Glenn Miller Orchestra. The singer was Tex Beneke.
|"I was standin' on the corner in Winslow, Arizona-such a fine sight to see..." Who sings this?||Cities in Songs
The Rolling Stones. The Sex Pistols recorded (and wrote) the original song. Motley Cure recorded it for "Stairway to Heaven, Highway to Hell" and it is the third track on Megadeth's "So Far, So Good... So What?" album. I think Sir Mick Jagger has more reverence for the throne.
LL Cool J. LL Cool J has also acted. He was in the movie "Toys" with Robin Williams.
|Duran Duran sang a song about a girl. Her name was the same as a place. Which place am I talking about?||Places In Songs I
Rio. Okay, that was pretty easy. Duran Duran also recorded the theme song to the James Bond movie "A View to a Kill".
A Tribe Called Quest. El Segundo is in Southern California. Arrested Development had a song called "Tennessee".
Wall Of Voodoo (Los Lobos, Flesh For Lulu, Modern English). "Mexican Radio" was a one-hit wonder for Wall of Voodoo. It was released in 1983. Wall of Voodoo was formed in 1977 and broke up in 1989.
|The Dead Kennedys have a song called "Holiday in ______". Can you fill in the blank?||Places In Songs I
Cambodia. "Holiday in Cambodia", from the album "Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables", may be The Dead Kennedys' most famous song. It has been covered by many bands, including Richard Cheese, Laaz Rockit, Earth Crisis, and Sister Double Happiness.
West Virginia. These are lyrics from "Country Roads". In this song he also mentions the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah River.
Charlie Daniels Band. This song was also covered by Primus, among other bands. You can find out more information about Charlie Daniels on www.charliedaniels.com.
Montana. In "Montana", Zappa sings about moving to Montana to raise crops of dental floss.
Billy Joel. "New York State of Mind" was on Billy Joel's "Turnstiles" album, released in 1976. This album also has the songs "Miami 2017" and "Say Goodbye to Hollywood" on it, to stay with our quiz theme!
California Uber Alles. "California Uber Alles" is a nod to "Deutschland Uber Alles", the German national anthem from World War II. There were two versions of this song recorded- one was about Ronald Reagan and one was about Jerry Brown.
Tennessee. Arrested Development was formed in 1988 in Atlanta, Georgia. The album that "Tennessee" was on was named after the amount of time it took the group to get a record contract; "3 Years, 5 Months and 2 Days in the Life of...".
Alabama. Robert Hunter wrote the lyrics and the late Jerry Garcia wrote the music. The first performance of "Alabama Getaway" was on November 4, 1979, at the Civic Center in Providence, Rhode Island. Bob Dylan covers this song.
Texas. In 1988 George Strait earned a Grammy nomination for this song, "All My Exes Live in Texas". You can find all of the steps to the line dance associated with this song at http://www.country-time.com/archives/ld/a/all_my_exes_(unk).htm.
Gladys Knight and the Pips. In October 1973, Gladys Knight and The Pips took "Midnight Train to Georgia" to number one on the Billboard charts. The songwriter, Jim Weatherly, wrote it as "Midnight Plane to Houston". The song title was changed when it was recorded by Cissy Houston, mother of Whitney Houston.
Ohio. The song is about the tragedy at Kent State University, where the National Guard tried to stop an anti-war demonstration in 1970, during the Vietnam conflict. Four students were killed.