Special Sub-Topic: Thunderbirds in Song
|Who was The Beach Boys song "Fun Fun Fun" written about after her "Daddy took the T-bird away"?|
A radio station owners daughter. "Fun, Fun, Fun" was written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love after visiting a radio station in Utah and hearing Shirley English the daughter of the station owner telling how she had gotten in trouble after borrowing her fathers Thunderbird. Apparently she had told him she was going to the library but instead went to a hamburger stand.
|In the John Hiatt song "My Thunderbird" what kind of car does he sing his daddy drove?|
DeSoto. From John Hiatt's 2005 release "Master of Disaster", his eighteenth album. DeSoto was marketed by Chrysler from 1928 to 1961.
|In the Marc Cohn song "Silver Thunderbird", what does he say his fathers Thunderbird "looked just like"? |
The Batmobile. From Marc Cohn's self titled debut album, released in 1991, "Silver Thunderbird" reached #63 on the "Billboard Top 100". The Batmobile of course was built by George Barris, using the Lincoln Futura show car. It was compared to a rocket ship in Motor Life magazine in April of 1955.
|In "Pink Thunderbird" sung by Gene Vincent and The Blue Caps which of the following is not something he says that he has?|
a love so big baby, I can't hide. "Pink Thunderbird" is from the 1957 album "Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps". Gene bought a Thunderbird with his first royalty check in 1956.
|In the song "Jaguar and the Thunderbird" recorded by Chuck Berry, in what state does the race that the song is about take place? |
Indiana. Born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1926, Chuck Berry is the first person ever inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Their website states, "While no individual can be said to have invented rock and roll, Chuck Berry comes the closest of any single figure to being the one who put all the essential pieces together."
|In "Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love" Trisha Yearwood sings "Well I'm hopin' my chariot's... what?"|
A torch red Thunderbird Ford. "Heaven, Heartache, and the Power of Love" is the first single off Trisha Yearwoods' 2007 album of the same name. It reached number 19 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs list.
|In the song "Your Gonna Get Whats Coming", Robert Palmer states "I've got a Thunderbird parked..." Where is his car parked?|
Right out side. From the 1978 "Double Fun" album, which peaked at number 45 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart. "You're Gonna Get What's Coming" was covered by Bonnie Raitt in 1979 on her "The Glow" album.
|In which song does Diana Krall sing these odd lines "Polar bear rug me, don't bug me - New Thunderbird me, you heard me"? |
Peel Me A Grape. Written by Dave Frishberg "Peel Me A Grape" is from Diane Kralls' 1997 "Love Scenes" release which reached Number One on the Billboards Top Jazz Albums chart.
|In the song "'55 Bird" by The Astronauts, the singer says "There's just nothing _____ than a '55 early bird two seater". What word fills in the blank? |
sweeter. This is from The Astronauts' 1964 album "Competition Coupe". Not any real hits, but still fun to listen to.
|Who sang the song "Makin' Thunderbirds", a song about changes in the automobile industry? |
Bob Seger. This is from the Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band 1982 album "The Distance", which reached Number five on the Billboard Pop Albums chart in 1983. Michael Holloway sang "Red Thunderbird", Steve Azar did "Thunderbird", and Paul Gabriel sang "Thunderbird Sally"
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