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Quiz about Literally Impossible Song Titles
Quiz about Literally Impossible Song Titles

Literally Impossible Song Titles Quiz


Have you ever looked at the back of an album at the song titles and thought "That literally makes no sense"? Here's a selection of songs with titles that literally are impossible or senseless. All chart references are U.S. Billboard charts.

A multiple-choice quiz by conundrum49. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
conundrum49
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
329,177
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
4500
Awards
Top 10% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 99 (10/10), Guest 68 (5/10), incognitoem (9/10).
Question 1 of 10
1. The title of Simon and Garfunkel's first hit record is literally impossible. Can you name this tune? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Which numerically incorrect song was released in 1965 by The Beatles? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Donovan tried to capture which of the following in a 1965 song title? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Johnny Mathis scored a #9 U.S. Billboard hit with "The ____ of Never" (fill in the blank) Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. What was it that Jim Croce wanted to bottle? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. The literal reading of this song title by Sting would be an open expanse of land covered with a malleable metal. What would that be? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. The title of this song by Lou Christie reminds me of a Roman god. Can you name this song? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. The writers of this Gary Lewis & The Playboys hit obviously never heard of Coulrophobia. Which song is it? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. The title of this song indicates some mighty strange weather. What is the name of the Weather Girls only hit? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Which of the songs listed features the angelic voice of Belinda Carlisle? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. The title of Simon and Garfunkel's first hit record is literally impossible. Can you name this tune?

Answer: The Sound Of Silence

"The Sound of Silence" reached number one on the US Billboard chart in 1966. The most successful folk rock duo of their era, Simon and Garfunkel were a huge success with "Homeward Bound", "Mrs. Robinson", "I Am A Rock", "The Boxer" and "Bridge Over Troubled Waters" among their 15 top forty US Billboard hits. Paul Simon went on to a successful solo career after the duo's breakup.
2. Which numerically incorrect song was released in 1965 by The Beatles?

Answer: Eight Days A Week

"Eight Days A Week" reached number one on the US Billboard charts in February 1965. It was a huge hit in the United States but was never released as a single in the United Kingdom.
3. Donovan tried to capture which of the following in a 1965 song title?

Answer: Wind

"Catch The Wind" by Donovan was a #25 hit on the U.S. Billboard charts in 1965.
The following year he left folk music behind and began a string of late 60s hits with "Sunshine Superman". His other hits of the era include "Mellow Yellow", "Hurdy Gurdy Man" and "Atlantis".
4. Johnny Mathis scored a #9 U.S. Billboard hit with "The ____ of Never" (fill in the blank)

Answer: twelfth

"The Twelfth Of Never" by Johnny Mathis was a hit in October 1957. Johnny Mathis's biggest hit was "Chances Are". He received the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003 from the Academy of Recording Arts and Science. He also was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1973.
5. What was it that Jim Croce wanted to bottle?

Answer: Time

"Time In A Bottle" by Jim Croce was a #1 hit in 1973. Croce's career was cut short when he died in a plane crash in 1973,(age 30), just two months after his single "Bad Bad Leroy Brown" had topped the charts. Jim Croce's hits include "Operator", "You Don't Mess Around With Jim", and "I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song". One can only wonder just how far his career would have gone based on the strong material he released. Jim Croce's son is singer songwriter A.J. Croce. Jim's widow Ingrid operates Croce's Restaurant & Jazz Bar in San Diego, California.
6. The literal reading of this song title by Sting would be an open expanse of land covered with a malleable metal. What would that be?

Answer: Fields of Gold

"Fields Of Gold" is from Sting's "Ten Summoner's Tales" album. Though the former leader of The Police's version of this song reached number 23 on the Billboard charts in 1993, I prefer the late Eva Cassidy's performance of this song. Eva Cassidy, (born Feb. 2, 1963), possessed huge vocal talent but was virtually unknown outside of the Washington D.C. area.

She had recorded locally and was in the process of expanding beyond the region when she was diagnosed with cancer which took her life in short order.

She died November 2, 1996. The story would have ended there if not for BBC Radio 2 disc jockey Terry Wogan, who began playing songs from her posthumous CD, "Songbird". After his boost, "Songbird" went on to sell a million copies in England.
7. The title of this song by Lou Christie reminds me of a Roman god. Can you name this song?

Answer: Two Faces Have I

The Roman god, Janus, is pictured as having two faces. He is the namesake for the month of January. "Two Faces Have I" by Lou Christie was a top ten hit in April 1963. Christie,(born Lugee Alfredo Giovanni Sacco February 19, 1943), is best remembered today for his stunning falsetto vocals.

He first hit the charts in 1962 with "The Gypsy Cried". After a stint in the Army, his next hit, "Lightning Strikes", reached number one in 1966.
8. The writers of this Gary Lewis & The Playboys hit obviously never heard of Coulrophobia. Which song is it?

Answer: Everybody Loves A Clown

Coulrophobia is a fear of clowns. "Everybody Loves A Clown" was recorded by Gary Lewis & The Playboys. Lewis, the son of comedian Jerry Lewis, and his band had been hired to perform at Disneyland. Record producer Snuff Garrett took Lewis under his wing and recorded "This Diamond Ring" which was a number one smash hit. Garrett insisted on using experienced session musicians instead of the Playboys. Lewis was not a strong vocalist so Garrett double tracked his vocals.

The group scored a long string of hit singles including "This Diamond Ring", "Count Me In" and "Everybody Loves A Clown" which reached #4.
9. The title of this song indicates some mighty strange weather. What is the name of the Weather Girls only hit?

Answer: It's Raining Men

"It's Raining Men' by The Weather Girls. The Weather Girls, Martha Wash and Izora Rhodes started out as the gospel group NOW, (News Of The World). They changed their name to The Weather Girls and started recording in the early '80s. "It's Raining Men' was cowritten by David Letterman's band leader Paul Schaffer and was the Girl's one hit. Martha Wash went on to be the uncredited lead singer of C & C Music Factory's "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)".
10. Which of the songs listed features the angelic voice of Belinda Carlisle?

Answer: Heaven Is A Place On Earth

"Heaven Is A Place On Earth" was a #1 pop hit for Belinda Carlisle in 1987. Carlisle left her position of lead singer of The Go-Gos, ("We Got The Beat", "Our Lips Are Sealed"), in 1984. She recorded three successful albums of pop rock before she flopped with successive albums.

She rejoined The Go Gos in 1994 for a short but well received revival. She is also the author of the best selling autobiography "Lips Unsealed".
Source: Author conundrum49

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