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They Died in the Lyrics
Tragedy in Songs
"Tearjerkers have always been a great way for artists to force their way into the public's record collections. This is a quiz about songs in which people die. Or have just died. Or are about to die."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Who conducts the funeral of Eleanor Rigby in the Beatles song of the same name?
In John Leyton's haunting 1961 hit, "Johnny Remember Me", what is the name of 'the girl I loved and lost a year ago'?
She is never named
Complete the following lyric from a classic Frank Sinatra song:
"And now, the end is near;
And so I face _______ ".
The Final Countdown
The Final Analysis
The Final Whistle
The Final Curtain
How was Earl killed in the Dixie Chicks' song "Goodbye Earl"?
A 1972 Bread hit was written by David Gates following the death of his father. Although this song only reached Number 32 on the UK charts, it has twice reached Number 1 since when covered by Ken Boothe (1974) and Boy George (1987). Can you name the song?
The Guitar Man
Everything I Own
Baby I'm-a Want You
Which girl's name completes the following lyric from Terry Jacks' hit, "Seasons in the Sun"?
"Goodbye, _______, it's hard to die
when all the bird are singing in the sky,
now that the Spring is in the air."
From which 1977 favourite is the following lyric taken? A clue, should you need one, is that the song was written by Jim Steinman for a much bigger artist.
"Then I'm dying at the bottom of a pit in the blazing sun.
Torn and twisted at the foot of a burning bike.
And I think somebody somewhere must be tolling a bell."
Born to be Wild
Born to Run
Bat Out of Hell
What was the weapon with which a baker killed a milkman in the 1971 Benny Hill hit "Ernie"?
A stale pork pie
A ceremonial sword
A drug crazed llama
From which 1976 Rod Stewart hit is the following lyric taken?
"A leather kid, a switchblade knife
He did not intend to take his life
He just pushed his luck a little too far that night"
Tonight's the Night (Gonna be Alright)
I Don't Want to Talk About It
The First Cut is the Deepest
The Killing Of Georgie (Part I And II)
And a classic of the genre. Complete the following Shangri-Las' lyric:
"He sort of smiled and kissed me goodbye
The tears were beginning to show
As he drove away on that rainy night
I should have too, I know
I told him, "Wear day-glo"
I begged him to go slow
He hit an Eskimo
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Compiled Jun 28 12