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Classic Canadian Song Lyrics
"There's lots of great classic Canadian musical artists and awesome songs. And there's a bunch of older and very cool Canadian tunes with a load of first-rate lyrics. Can you match the words to the band/artist in this classic Canadian lyrics quiz?"
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"Cast out from the jungle,
With no rations or canteen.
For selling faulty rifles,
To the thieves in Tanzania."
Which of the following songs by the group named Red Rider, now known as Tom Cochrane and Red Rider, are those lyrics taken from?
Napoleon Sheds His Skin
Which Ottawa, Canada, based band had a big hit song called "Signs" that included the following lyrics?
"Signs, signs. Everywhere there's signs.
Blocking out the scenery. Breaking my mind.
Do this! Don't do that! Can't you read the signs?"
Five Man Electrical Band
Anne Murray began her career in 1967. With nearly fifty albums to her credit, she hit the top of the Canadian charts early in 1970 with her first number one hit that had the following refrain:
"Spread your tiny wings and fly away.
And take the snow back with you where it came from on that day.
The one I love forever is untrue.
And if I could you know that I would fly away with you."
What's the name of that song from which those lyrics were taken and 'flew' to the top of the Canadian and U.S. charts?
You Needed Me
In 1974, Paul Anka hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 singing a song with the following lyrics along with female vocalist Odia Coates.
"The need inside you, I feel it showin',
Whoa, the seed inside ya, baby, do ya feel it growin'?
Are you happy you know it?..."
Which of his songs are those lyrics from?
Times of Your Life
In The Still of the Night
(You're) Havin' My Baby
"I met a devil woman.
She took my heart away.
She said I had it coming to me.
But I wanted it that way."
The lyrics shown came from this hugely successful Canadian band's first number one hit in 1975. The band is Bachman Turner Overdrive. Wh-wh-what's the n-n-n-name of th-th-th-the s-s-s-song?
Gimme Your Money Please
Takin' Care of Business
Let It Ride
You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet
In January, 1983, the popular Canadian musician, Bryan Adams, released the tune that carried the following lyrics.
"Drivin' home this evening
I coulda sworn we had it all worked out
You had this boy believin'
Way beyond the shadow of a doubt.
Then I heard it on the street,
I heard you mighta found somebody new.
Well, who is he baby - who is he
And tell me what he means to you?"
What is the name of the 'sharp' song from which those lyrics come from?
Cuts Like A Knife
Straight From The Heart
The Best Was Yet To Come
A quiz about classic Canadian song lyrics without Rush being included? NEVER! So which of their many fantastic tunes, this one from 1982 and their album "Signals", include the following words?
"Growing up it all seemed so one-sided,
Opinions all provided, the future pre-decided,
Detached and subdivided in the mass production zone.
Nowhere is the dreamer or the misfit so alone."
Closer to the Heart
Fly By Night
This Canadian moved to the United States in 1965 at age 22 so she could tap the U.S. market with with her popular tunes such as "Woodstock", "Chelsea Morning", "Both Sides Now", and the ecologically based "Big Yellow Taxi".
Who is the artist who hit it huge with these lyrics from "Big Yellow Taxi";
"They paved paradise and put up a parking lot,
With a pink hotel, a boutique and a swinging hot spot.
Don't it always seem to go,
That you don't know what you've got til it's gone...
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."
This musical artist was one of three sons born in Montreal to a big band musician. He was discovered by big-time jazzman, Herb Alpert. Who is this singer/songwriter whose curly black hair and Italian background made him a huge heartthrob to his female fans and whose only number one hit, "I Just Wanna Stop", brought forth the following lyrics?
"When I think about those nights in Montreal,
I get the sweetest thoughts of you and me.
Memories of love above the city lights,
Oh I tried so hard to take it, but oh Lord my heart won't make..."
The band Trooper, formed in Vancouver in 1975, is likely best known for the song from which these foot-stomping lyrics come from. Interestingly enough, their music gets quite a bit of airplay after thirty-five plus years in the business, yet this song is the only one to ever hit the American music charts. Here's some of the lyrics. What's the title of the song?
"If you don't like what you got, why don't you change it?
If your world is all screwed up, then rearrange it.
Round, Round We Go
Raise A Little Hell
The Boys In The Bright White Sports Car
General Hand Grenade
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