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More Opposites in Song
Opposites in Songs
"Left, Right, Left, Right - No! not a marching song. But more opposites."
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Can you complete the title of this 1966 hit by The Yardbirds?
'Over, --- , Sideways, Down.'
(One Word. FIVE letters)
Now we go to a song (more of my era) that Bernard Cribbins sang. This was released in the UK in 1962 and was about two men moving a piano.
Moving forward in time to 1996 Everything But the Girl hit number 1 in the US dance charts and number eight in the UK with a song which could be said to be an opposite.
What were the two songs?
'Eastern Train '/ 'West End Girls'
'Right Said Fred' /' Wrong'
'Lower It Down' /' Higher Up'
'We're Late' / 'Early Days'
Michael Jackson had a hit in 1991 with 'Black and White'.
In 1978 The Bee Gees had a number one UK hit with a song which was the title track from a film.
Eleven years later in 1989 Kirsty MacColl had a number 12 hit with a record originally recorded by the Kinks in 1968.
Which two opposites could you find in the titles of these songs?
Midnight / Midday
Night / Day
Red / Blue
Moon / Sun
Canned Heat had a hit with 'ON the Road Again'.
Michael Jackson had a hit with the single 'OFF the Wall'.
Which two years were these originally released?
1966 / 1977
1969 / 1990
1968 / 1980
1965 / 1981
Now for two hits from the same group.
What two 'opposite' words connect two hits by 'Men at Work' from 1981 and 1983?
Under / Over
Left / Right
Up / Down
Black / White
Tony Orlando used to sing with a group in the 1970s, their most famous hit being 'Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree'
This group is in direct opposition to part of the title of a Kinks hit from 1967.
What are these two opposites?
Just the NAME OF THE GROUP and the SECOND word of the SONG TITLE. NO PUNCTUATION
(TWO Words (4 letters and 6 letters) separated by a space. NO PUNCTUATION)
'Shiny HAPPY People' was a number ten hit on the Billboard charts in 1991 (number six in the UK).
'SAD Songs(Say so Much)' was a number seven hit in the UK reaching number two in the US in 1984.
Who performed these tracks?
Bon Jovi / Elton John
REM / Elton John
REM / Hot Chocolate
Bon Jovi / Hot Chocolate
Going back in time to 1952 we find Frankie Laine with a song which contains the lyrics:
"Do not forsake me, oh my darlin'
On this, our weddin' day
Do not forsake me, oh my darlin'
Wait, wait along"
Twenty one years later Gladys Knight sang a song with the lyrics:
"L.A. proved too much for the man,
So he's leavin' the life he's come to know,
He said he's goin' back to find
Ooh, what's left of his world,
The world he left behind
Not so long ago.
Which two opposites could you derive from these two song?
(NOT the song titles. Just the opposites!)
(Two Words - 4 letters and 8 letters)
In 1967 the Beatles had a hit with what song that contained an opposite in the title?
(Careful! note the date)
From Me to You
A Hard Day's Night
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Compiled May 19 13