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People in Songs
"We all think of certain tunes as 'our song'...here's a quiz on who and what these hits were REALLY meant for."
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Not only is she the subject of Billy Joel's song 'Uptown Girl', she also appeared in the video:
Which actress was the subject of the Paul Anka hit song 'Puppy Love' in 1960?
What celebrity's car accident was the genesis for the Jan and Dean hit song 'Dead Man's Curve' in 1964?
What hit song was actually attributed to a studio musician named Bruce Langhorne?
'Mr. Tamborine Man'
'I Write The Songs'
'Mr. Bass Man'
'Big Bad John' was based on an actual historical figure.
'Bad Bad Leroy Brown' was based on an actual person.
'Oh, Pretty Woman' was inspired by whose wife?
Jerry Lee Lewis
All but one of the following hit songs were written about model Patti Boyd:
'Mrs. Brown, You've Got A Lovely Daughter'
From the Beatles' 'White Album', who is 'Sexy Sadie'?
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
What songwriter was the subject of the chart-topping ballad, 'Killing Me Softly With His Song'?
While Carly Simon admitted there were more than a few people she had in mind, what celebrity was first and foremost when she wrote 'You're So Vain'?
Not known, except for one other person
What singer was the subject of Diana Ross' song 'Missing You' and the Commodores' 'Night Shift'?
This hit song reportedly came from a short story in 'Readers Digest' about a prison parolee named Vingo:
'The Green Green Grass Of Home'
'Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree'
'Folsom Prison Blues'
'Workin' on the Chain Gang'
What Chuck Berry classic hit was named after a cow?
'Johnny B. Goode'
Which of the following 'girl' songs is actually about a guy?
'Roxanne' - The Police
'Tracy' - The Cuff Links
'Windy' - The Association
'Roseanna' - Toto
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Compiled Jun 18 13