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Quiz about Matchbox Twenty Lyrics
Quiz about Matchbox Twenty Lyrics

Matchbox Twenty Lyrics Trivia Quiz


A juggernaut in radio rock in the late 1990s/early 2000s, Matchbox Twenty had a number of popular hits. In this quiz, connect the lyrics provided to their song titles. Good luck!
This is a renovated/adopted version of an old quiz by author wild_gal_17

A matching quiz by kyleisalive. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
kyleisalive
Time
3 mins
Type
Match Quiz
Quiz #
38,150
Updated
Oct 09 23
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
8 / 10
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Top 35% Quiz
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QuestionsChoices
1. "Shouldn't be so complicated."  
  Bright Lights
2. "She thinks that happiness is a mat that sits on her doorway."  
  Real World
3. "Say your goodbyes if you've got someone you can say goodbye to."  
  She's So Mean
4. "Straight up, what did you hope to learn about here?"  
  How Far We've Come
5. "Maybe it's time to come home."  
  3 AM
6. "I'm a little bit rusty, and I think my head is caving in."  
  Bent
7. "Soon enough you're gonna think of me and how I used to be."  
  Push
8. "Every little thing you do is tragic."  
  If You're Gone
9. "Why don't you let her go?"  
  Disease
10. "You should turn yourself around and come on home."  
  Unwell





Select each answer

1. "Shouldn't be so complicated."
2. "She thinks that happiness is a mat that sits on her doorway."
3. "Say your goodbyes if you've got someone you can say goodbye to."
4. "Straight up, what did you hope to learn about here?"
5. "Maybe it's time to come home."
6. "I'm a little bit rusty, and I think my head is caving in."
7. "Soon enough you're gonna think of me and how I used to be."
8. "Every little thing you do is tragic."
9. "Why don't you let her go?"
10. "You should turn yourself around and come on home."

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. "Shouldn't be so complicated."

Answer: Bent

As Matchbox Twenty went into their sophomore album, "Mad Season", in 2000, "Bent" pushed their fame into the stratosphere, giving them a number one track in Canada and the U.S.; the track would top four different Billboard charts in the States including the Billboard Hot 100 and make it as one of the top tracks in its year of release.

The ballad would be one of the more emotional and affecting of the "Mad Season" tracklist (along with "If You're Gone"), allowing the band to bring more weight to the sound they developed coming out of the earlier "Yourself or Someone Like You" era.
2. "She thinks that happiness is a mat that sits on her doorway."

Answer: 3 AM

"3 AM" was a colossal hit for the new band when it released as a single in late 1997, managing to land in the top three slots of seven different Billboard charts in the U.S. (peaking at number one on the Adult Alternative Songs and Adult Top 40 charts).

The song's release was accompanied by a music video that would end up getting recognition at the 1998 MTV Video Music Awards though it would lose to "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" which was, arguably, the more lasting of the two.
3. "Say your goodbyes if you've got someone you can say goodbye to."

Answer: How Far We've Come

In 2007, Matchbox Twenty released their first compilation/greatest hits album, "Exile on Mainstream", with a bit of a surprise. Though the band was on a hiatus to account partly for Rob Thomas' solo career, they returned to the studio and produced seven new tracks, effectively creating a new EP to attach to the release. "How Far We've Come" was the fast-paced first track from this set, bringing the band back to number eleven on the Billboard Hot 100 and giving them six chart appearances in the U.S. alone. "Exile on Mainstream" would go platinum in the U.S. and hit number three on the Billboard 200.
4. "Straight up, what did you hope to learn about here?"

Answer: Real World

Prior to 1998, all songs released needed to have a physical version available for sale for a band to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, and it's because of this that "Push" and "3 AM", released as singles before "Real World", didn't appear on the chart, making "Real World" their debut there. Though "Real World" hit number thirty-eight on the chart, doing so late in its life cycle on radios, it would still prove a lasting and popular track judging by its top-ten listings on other Billboard charts. The song, in which Rob Thomas muses on if his life were different, was their fourth of five singles from "Yourself or Someone Like You", the last being "Back 2 Good".
5. "Maybe it's time to come home."

Answer: If You're Gone

An adult contemporary staple at the start of the century, "If You're Gone" was the second single to appear on the band's second album, "Mad Season", and it was quite the successful one, peaking at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S. (and topping two other charts there). One of the band's more emotional tracks (like "Push" and "Back 2 Good" before it), it was written by singer Rob Thomas shortly after meeting his future wife, Marisol Maldonado.

They would marry each other in 1999, a year before the song made it to radio.
6. "I'm a little bit rusty, and I think my head is caving in."

Answer: Push

Though Matchbox Twenty originally put "Long Day" out as their first single, it was "Push" that allowed the band to get more attention on the charts; they'd appear on six different Billboard charts in the U.S. and top the US Alternative Airplay chart specifically.

A downtempo track with feeling, it would bring a significant amount of listeners to their debut album, "Yourself or Someone Like You", which managed to receive Diamond certification in America alone and become one of the top-selling albums of the 1990s.
7. "Soon enough you're gonna think of me and how I used to be."

Answer: Unwell

One of Matchbox Twenty's few Grammy-nominated tracks, "Unwell" ended up being the second single released from "More Than You Think You Are". Topping two of four Billboard charts in the U.S., "Unwell" would be regarded as one of the top contemporary radio tracks of 2003, reaching gold certification on its own.

The song, hitting number five on the Billboard Hot 100, would be the last top ten single for them there. It would also help the album reach number six on the Billboard 200, selling enough to go double-platinum.
8. "Every little thing you do is tragic."

Answer: Disease

In 2002, Matchbox Twenty dove straight into their third album, the multi-platinum "More Than You Think You Are", and "Disease" was the first single to come from it. More upbeat than most of the band's other singles, "Disease" contains lyrics in which the singer experiences the back-and-forth of whether or not he should be with someone he's pining over. Rob Thomas co-wrote the song with Mick Jagger who, after testing, decided it was better left with Matchbox Twenty instead of being included on his own solo album.
9. "Why don't you let her go?"

Answer: She's So Mean

When Matchbox Twenty returned to the radios in 2012 with "North", "She's So Mean" released as the lead single, finding success on contemporary stations and peaking at number forty on the Billboard Hot 100. The track received gold certification in the U.S. and Canada and the album's success followed, appearing at the top of the Billboard 200 on its own despite a lack of lasting singles after the fact.

The band would recede for another eleven years after "North's" release with Rob Thomas returning to solo recording.

Their fifth album, "Where the Light Goes", wouldn't release until 2023.
10. "You should turn yourself around and come on home."

Answer: Bright Lights

The last major single release from "More Than You Think You Are" (being followed by two less-regarded tracks), "Bright Lights" was arena-ready for the band as they continued through the height of their career as alternative rock musicians. The song would peak at number twenty-three on the Billboard Hot 100 though it would get second position on the Adult Top 40 in the U.S., being one of the top-played tracks in America in 2004. Shortly after this song's success, the band would go on a hiatus with Rob Thomas proceeding to go solo.

They would return to recording, briefly, in 2007 but not release a new official album until 2012.
Source: Author kyleisalive

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