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1. This one ought to be a piece of... well, you know:
"Someone left the cake out in the rain.
I don't think that I can take it
'Cause it took so long to bake it
And I'll never have that recipe again."
What's the title of this winner of the Dave Barry Bad Song Survey?
2. Vicki Lawrence -- of "The Carol Burnett Show" and "Mama's Family" -- actually had a #1 hit in 1973 with a song containing the following lyrics:
"Well, the judge said guilty in a make-believe trial,
Slapped the sheriff on the back with a smile,
Said, 'Supper's waiting at home and I gotta get to it.'"
What was the name of this criminal ditty?
3. It was hard to pick just one example of Vogonity out of the lyrics to this song, which topped the Billboard charts in 1978, but I managed to select this passage:
"I'm just another writer
Still trapped within my truth
A hesitant prize fighter
Still trapped within my youth."
Dave Barry (of the Bad Song Survey) commented that the singer, Dan Hill, sounded like he was getting his prostate examined by Captain Hook while singing this song. What is it?
4. Rich Mullins is widely regarded as the best Christian singer/songwriter of the 20th century. But sometimes I think he was more inspired by Vogons than by the Holy Spirit. In particular, there's a line from "Hold Me, Jesus" that starts, "It's so hot inside my soul..." How does this Vogonish line finish?
5. Maybe, like me, you had one of those Fisher-Price ferris wheels as a kid, that played, "In the Good Old Summertime." Thank God that it played only the tune, not the lyrics, or your little innocent head would have exploded. Just as an example of the Vogonity of these lyrics, finish the line:
"You hold her hand and she holds yours, and that's a very good sign..."
6. "I'm lying alone with my head on the phone
Thinking of you till it hurts"
Your head hurts because you're resting it on a telephone, dipstick! Get a clue! And a pillow!
Evidently Air Supply had air in their heads, and a direct link to the Vogon Poet Laureate. Which of their abysmal songs featured these mind-numbingly stupid lyrics?
7. "(This Song's Just) Six Words Long," Weird Al's parody, ironically, had more words than the original song. Weird Al sang:
"Oh, you gotta have-a music.
You need really catchy music.
This song has got plenty of music
But just six words, child."
Which Vogon creation was Weird Al picking on?
8. Billy Joel can be hit-or-miss. Sometimes he gives the listener a great tune and lyrics that are insightful or at least fun. But then the Vogons strike and he spouts something like this:
"It's sad and it's sweet and I knew it complete
When I wore a younger man's clothes."
I guess the younger man wanted his clothes back. Which song did the Vogons insert this line into?
9. Boy George could be mistaken for a space alien even without getting his song lyrics from the Vogons. In what song did he croon:
"Every day is like a survival.
You're my lover not my rival."?
10. A low note, a song that seems to make everbody's list of songs that make you want to puncture your eardrums. In what song are we subjected to:
"Learned of love and A-B-Cs,
Skinned our hearts and skinned our knees."?
Source: Author ubermom
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