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Lyrics! Trivia Quiz


Some lines from pop songs that have tickled me. Hope they tickle you too. Match the line to the artist.

A matching quiz by Upstart3. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Upstart3
Time
4 mins
Type
Match Quiz
Quiz #
406,790
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
172
Last 3 plays: Guest 104 (3/10), Guest 59 (2/10), Guest 207 (0/10).
(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer box and then on a left side box to move it.
QuestionsChoices
1. "Remember me? / I was tossed and turnin' like a ship without a sea"  
  Orange Juice
2. "I got soul but I'm not a soldier"  
  The Killers
3. "Mum diddley washing, Mum diddley washing"  
  Co-Co
4. "A seasoned witch could call you from the depths of your disgrace / And rearrange your liver to the solid mental grace"  
  The Killers
5. "Remember who / Walked into my life and put their foot inside my shoe"  
  Yes
6. "Just like the Four Tops / I can't help myself"  
  Genesis
7. "Are we human or are we dancer?"  
  Scritti Politti
8. "That's why they call me Mister Fahrenheit / I'm travelling at the speed of light"  
  Co-Co
9. "Each time I go to bed I pray like Aretha Franklin"  
  New Order
10. "Here comes love / It's like honey / You can't buy it with money"  
  Queen





Select each answer

1. "Remember me? / I was tossed and turnin' like a ship without a sea"
2. "I got soul but I'm not a soldier"
3. "Mum diddley washing, Mum diddley washing"
4. "A seasoned witch could call you from the depths of your disgrace / And rearrange your liver to the solid mental grace"
5. "Remember who / Walked into my life and put their foot inside my shoe"
6. "Just like the Four Tops / I can't help myself"
7. "Are we human or are we dancer?"
8. "That's why they call me Mister Fahrenheit / I'm travelling at the speed of light"
9. "Each time I go to bed I pray like Aretha Franklin"
10. "Here comes love / It's like honey / You can't buy it with money"

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. "Remember me? / I was tossed and turnin' like a ship without a sea"

Answer: Co-Co

Co-Co were the UK representatives in the 1978 Eurovision Song Contest, singing "Bad Old Days". They came eleventh. How much would a ship without a sea toss and turn? Why "tossed and turnin'" rather than "tossing and turning"? Perhaps songwriters Stephanie de Sykes and Stuart Slater could have told us?
2. "I got soul but I'm not a soldier"

Answer: The Killers

"All These Things That I've Done" was a single from The Killers' first album, "Hot Fuss" (2004). It didn't have the chart success the critical acclaim it received would have suggested. Other lyrics from Brandon Flowers in "All These Things That I've Done" include "don't you put me on the back burner", which I understand much more than "I got soul but I'm not a soldier".
3. "Mum diddley washing, Mum diddley washing"

Answer: Genesis

"Supper's Ready" was a 23 minute song by Genesis, that took up almost the whole of side 2 of their 1972 album "Foxtrot". The song was written by the five members of the group in a seven part quasi sonata form. It had critical acclaim, and is generally regarded as the high point of the group's output.

It was a firm favourite in concerts when Peter Gabriel, the lead singer, would don a red dress and fox mask to mimic the figure on the cover of the album. Gabriel's lyrics seem to have dated somewhat for some tastes - "There's Winston Churchill dressed in drag/ He used to be a British flag, plastic bag, what a drag", and "With the guards of Magog, swarming around / The Pied Piper takes his children underground", as well as "Mum diddley washing".
4. "A seasoned witch could call you from the depths of your disgrace / And rearrange your liver to the solid mental grace"

Answer: Yes

"Close to the Edge" was the 18-minute title song from the 1972 album by Yes, taking up the whole of side one. In four parts, it was co-written by vocalist Jon Anderson, and guitarist Steve Howe. The song was apparently inspired by Hermann Hesse's classic 1922 novel "Siddhartha". I loved this song as a teenager and still love it.

As a teenager I thought I would eventually understand the lyrics. Now I know I never will.
5. "Remember who / Walked into my life and put their foot inside my shoe"

Answer: Co-Co

Co-Co's recording of "Bad Old Days" reached number 13 in the UK charts, a few weeks after they had performed it in the Eurovision Song Contest. It was the band's only hit single and they disbanded in 1980. Band member Cheryl Baker moved on to join Bucks Fizz shortly after that and went on to Eurovision immortality with "Making Your Mind Up" in 1981. Is it nice for someone to put their foot in your shoe?
6. "Just like the Four Tops / I can't help myself"

Answer: Orange Juice

"I Can't Help Myself" was a single from the 1982 Orange Juice album, "Rip It Up". It was co-written by Edwyn Collins and David McClymont. The first verse is just so Orange Juice: "I always thought I could / Fall from a height / Land on my feet / Now I'm considering / Throwing in the towel / Admitting defeat / Just like the Four Tops /I can't help myself".

It references the 1965 classic Four Tops track, written by Holland-Dozier-Holland, "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)".
7. "Are we human or are we dancer?"

Answer: The Killers

"Human" was a single from The Killers' third studio album "Day & Age", and was written by the band. There was controversy about the line "Are we human or are we dancer?", with people mishearing the final word. Brandon Flowers apparently based it on a quote from Hunter S. Thompson that suggested that the US was raising a generation of conformist "dancers" who were afraid of putting a foot out of line.
8. "That's why they call me Mister Fahrenheit / I'm travelling at the speed of light"

Answer: Queen

"Don't Stop Me Now" was a 1978 worldwide hit single from Queen's album "Jazz" that was written by vocalist Freddie Mercury. It became one of Queen's most popular songs, celebrating the hedonistic and exciting lifestyle of the singer. As a teenaged science student I was appalled by the ridiculous lyrics, but, let's face it, it's a banger!
9. "Each time I go to bed I pray like Aretha Franklin"

Answer: Scritti Politti

"Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin)" was a 1984 single for Scritti Politti that was later on the album "Cupid and Psyche" (1985). It was written by singer Green Gartside. It references the Aretha Franklin classic song written by Bacharach and David, "I Say a Little Prayer" - "The moment I wake up / Before I put on my makeup / I say a little prayer for you."
10. "Here comes love / It's like honey / You can't buy it with money"

Answer: New Order

"Crystal" was a 2001 single from New Order's album "Get Ready". It was written by the four members of the band. Not sure about this lyric - I bought some honey from Tesco the other day and I did it with money. The song was a comeback single for New Order, their first with a new song since 1993.

It was a critical and commercial success. The video for "Crystal" featured a band of cool youngsters miming to the song, with the name "The Killers", and that's where Brandon Flowers and his bandmates got their name.
Source: Author Upstart3

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