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Song Titles (Parenthetically Speaking) II
Songs with Subtitles
"There seems to be no end to the songs that use parentheses in the title, so here's Quiz #2 on the subject. Note: Songs are from 1950s-1980s only. Good luck! (And no fair peeking at books!)"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
What early Elvis hit actually used parentheses in the title?
Wear My Ring (Around Your Neck)
(You Ain't Nothin' But A) Hound Dog
(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
Can't Help (Falling in Love)
Rod Stewart had four parenthetically titled hit songs prior to 1983. Which one of the following options was one of them?
Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)
The First Cut (Is the Deepest)
(You) Wear It Well
Good Heavens! Rod Stewart had another parenthetically titled song in 1977 that spent fifteen weeks and reached number four on the (U.S.) Pop Chart. I was surprised to see this song fit this category; I guess I'd never heard the parenthetical part announced on the radio, and I don't own the album/CD. Maybe you can name the song.
Hot Legs (Both of 'Em!)
(Da Ya Think) I'm Sexy
You're In My Heart (The Final Acclaim)
Ain't Love a Bitch (Lamentation)
Which Italian language song with a parenthetical phrase received a lot of air time between 1958 and 1975, charting by four different artists?
O Sole Mio! (My Sun)
Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto di Blue)
The Moody Blues had two songs with parentheses in the titles between 1965 and 1981. One was "I'm Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band)". What was the other?
(Nights In) White Satin
Question (Without An Answer)
Go Now! (Shoo! Get Lost!)
Tuesday Afternoon (Forever Afternoon)
The Temptations had a parenthetically-titled hit in 1971 which spent two weeks at number one in the spring of 1971. Name that tune!
The Way You Do (The Things You Do)
Psychedelic Shack (That's Where It's At)
Run Away Child (Running Wild)
Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
Three of the four Beatles released solo songs with parentheses. Let's do George Harrison first. Which of George's hits utilized the double moon-slivers that we Yanks call parentheses and the Brits call brackets (or so I'm told)?
Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)
(I've Got My Mind) Set On You
(All Those) Years Ago
(My) Sweet Lord
Okay, it's time for the Paul McCartney parenthetical song title. Which of Sir Paul's many hits used this form of punctuation?
Uncle Albert (Admiral Halsey)
Band (On the Run)
Coming Up (Live at Glasgow)
(Maybe) I'm Amazed
Our final former-Beatle-solo-song-with-parentheses question is this: What John Lennon hit followed Paul McCartney's parenthetical hit by six months?
(Just Like) Starting Over
Woman (I Can Hardly Explain)
(Whatever Gets You) Through the Night
(All We Are Saying Is) Give Peace a Chance
Change up: I'll give you the artist and parenthetical part of the title, and you supply the rest.
B.J. Thomas had a crossover number one hit in 1975: "(Hey Won't You Play) _____
(5 Words -- and poor grammar!)
How about some '70s pop? K.C. & The Sunshine Band had five number one hits. Two of them used parentheses. One was "(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty." What was the other one?
That's The Way (I Like It)
Get Down (Tonight)
(That's The Way) I Like It
(I'm Your) Boogie Man
What was the parenthetical addition to Paul Revere & The Raiders' 1971 number one hit "Indian Reservation"?
(The Lament of the Cherokee)
(Trail of Tears)
(Cherokee People; Cherokee Tribe)
(The Lament of The Cherokee Reservation Indian)
Movies have included several songs with parenthetical titles. The theme song to "Dirty Dancing" was sung by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes. What's the title?
Love (Is Strange)
(I've Had) The Time of My LIfe
Stay (Just a Little Bit Longer)
(She's Like) The Wind
Barbra Streisand wrote the melody for an Oscar-winning song for a film in which she starred. What is the name of the song that precedes the parenthetical phrase "(Love Theme From 'A Star Is Born')"?
(One Word: Think Fir or Pine)
Two members of the 5th Dimension left the group and formed their own duo. They had a number one hit in 1977 with "You Don't Have to be a Star." What was the rest of the title?
(But It Helps Pay the Bills)
(To Be in My Show)
(I'd Still Love You Anyway)
('Cause You're the Sun and Moon to Me)
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