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Quiz about Lyrics That Make No Sense
Quiz about Lyrics That Make No Sense

Lyrics That Make No Sense Trivia Quiz


Having "a handy knack for rhyming" is useful for a songwriter, but what happens when some of the things you rhyme and write make absolutely no sense? Here are ten.

A multiple-choice quiz by darksplash. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
darksplash
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
402,739
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
6 / 10
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Question 1 of 10
1. "Are we human?
Or are we dancer?
My sign is vital
My hands are cold
And I'm on my knees
Looking for the answer
Are we human?
Or are we dancer?..."

A question that no one had asked before it was posed by a bunch of Las Vegas rockers. Who were they?
Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. "Slip inside the eye of your mind
Don't you know you might find
A better place to play?..."

This lyric came from a band that believed they were "bigger than the Beatles". Who were they?
Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. "I closed my eyes
Drew back the curtain
To see for certain
What I thought I knew..."

Okay, Tim Rice: please explain the logic of closing eyes "to see for certain". In which musical did the lyrics appear?
Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. "I take a couple uppers, I down a couple downers
But nothing compares to these blue and yellow purple pills
I've been to mushroom mountain, once or twice but who's countin'?
But nothing compares to these blue and yellow purple pills (yo, yo)...

They hailed from Mo'town and one of their leaders was into something sweet. Who was it got their hands on a colour chart and wanted to emphasise what you do by mixing blue and yellow?
Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. "I've seen a lot things in life that words can't explain
See we ain't any different but we just ain't the same..."

Glad we've got that sorted: Now, who are you?
Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. "Plant a seed, plant a flower, plant a rose
You can plant any one of those
Keep planting to find out which one grows
It's a secret no one knows..."

Well I suppose it does rhyme, but which band of brothers had a hit with this little bit of nonsense?
Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. "Remember me?
I'm the one who had your baby's eyes
Remember me?
I'm the one who had your baby's eyes
Remember me?
I'm the one who had your baby's eyes
Remember me?
I'm the one who had your baby's eyes..."

Incredibly it took four people to write this 'song' in which these words were repeated numerous times. Who sang it?
Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. "In the time of chimpanzees I was a monkey
Butane in my veins so I'm out to cut the junkie
With the plastic eyeballs, spray paint the vegetables
Dog food stalls with the beefcake pantyhose..."

Which Grammy winner came up with these clever words that was to be his highest placing in the Hot 100?
Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. "In the middle of the night
I go walking in my sleep
Through the jungle of doubt
To a river so deep
I know I'm searching for something
Something so undefined
That it can only be seen
By the eyes of the blind..."

There well have been a case of eyes wide shut for a New York piano man. Who should probably have done more to cure his insomnia?
Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. "The golden rays of golden sun
Fall on your golden hair
And I brush aside the golden sheet
And see you golden there
And I wonder what you and I
Are going to do all day
But I can't think of anything
I want to do or say
And so I'll have to do what I did yesterday
And sing you

Meaningless songs in very high voices
With a thousand violins
Meaningless songs in very high voices
In a pair of tight gold jeans
Meaningless songs in very high voices
And Aaaaah!... whatever that means..."

Which chart-topping combo was parodied for (allegedly) producing a string of hits that made absolutely no sense?
Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. "Are we human? Or are we dancer? My sign is vital My hands are cold And I'm on my knees Looking for the answer Are we human? Or are we dancer?..." A question that no one had asked before it was posed by a bunch of Las Vegas rockers. Who were they?

Answer: The Killers

The Killers got together in 2001 and had a string of chart-topping albums. "Human" was a Hot 100 Number 32 in 2008, but got to number three in the UK and number nine in Canada.

What was that lyric abut? Well, Brandon Flowers told MTV News: "It's taken from a quote by [author Hunter S.] Thompson: 'We're raising a generation of dancers,' and I took it and ran. I guess it bothers people that it's not grammatically correct, but I think I'm allowed to do whatever I want."
2. "Slip inside the eye of your mind Don't you know you might find A better place to play?..." This lyric came from a band that believed they were "bigger than the Beatles". Who were they?

Answer: Oasis

It's a bit of nonsense, but let's not forget that Lennon and McCartney were capable of nonsense lyrics too - "you're what? - a walrus? Well, Ob la di, ob-la-da!"

The Oasis lyric came from their smash it "Don't Look Back In Anger". Even if Oasis were castigated for their "bigger than the Beatles" claim, this song owed more than a little to the Fab Four. The piano intro was a tribute to "Imagine" and the line "the brains I had went to my head" was also inspired by John Lennon.

Noel Gallagher claimed to have written it on the day of a concert in Paris and it was sung for the first time in front of 18,000 people that night. The single was a number one in the UK, but flopped in the USA, where people apparently just did not 'get' Oasis. Noel Gallagher reflected on that lack of success in the USA, telling "New Musical Express" Oasis "did not have a front man like Bono or Chris Martin".

And he told CNN: "Not that I've got to justify it, but we did sell out the Hollywood Bowl and Madison Square Garden regularly. And I've got gold discs and platinum discs to prove it..."
3. "I closed my eyes Drew back the curtain To see for certain What I thought I knew..." Okay, Tim Rice: please explain the logic of closing eyes "to see for certain". In which musical did the lyrics appear?

Answer: Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Based on a Biblical story, "Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" opened in London in 1968 and has regularly been revisited in various places since. The lyrics are from "Any Dream Will Do".

Tim Rice wrote the words and Andrew Lloyd Webber the music. They were also the duo behind "Jesus Christ Superstar", and "Evita".
4. "I take a couple uppers, I down a couple downers But nothing compares to these blue and yellow purple pills I've been to mushroom mountain, once or twice but who's countin'? But nothing compares to these blue and yellow purple pills (yo, yo)... They hailed from Mo'town and one of their leaders was into something sweet. Who was it got their hands on a colour chart and wanted to emphasise what you do by mixing blue and yellow?

Answer: D12

In 2001, "Purple Pills", or "Purple Hills" depending on which radio station you listened to, got to number 19 on the Billboard Hot 100. The Brits and the Irish liked it better, getting it to number two.

D12 was a six-piece, for this single at least, and were formed in Detroit, Michigan. D12 was shorthand for Dirty Dozen.

The combo had plenty of hits, and not a little tragedy along the way. Two early members died and there were numerous personnel changes. The band officially broke up in 2018.
5. "I've seen a lot things in life that words can't explain See we ain't any different but we just ain't the same..." Glad we've got that sorted: Now, who are you?

Answer: Dappy

Dappy - or as his birth certificate calls him, Costadinos Contostavlos - was a hip hop and grime vocalist who was born in London of Greek descent.

The lyrics quoted came from the title track of the 2012 album "Bad Intentions", which was a UK number six. Dappy had two number one singles, "No Regrets" and "Rock Star". As well as singing, Dappy was a record producer and a regular on television game shows.
6. "Plant a seed, plant a flower, plant a rose You can plant any one of those Keep planting to find out which one grows It's a secret no one knows..." Well I suppose it does rhyme, but which band of brothers had a hit with this little bit of nonsense?

Answer: Hanson

Someone probably gave Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson a rhyming dictionary for Christmas. First things first, seeds are sown, not planted.

The Tulsa-born trio had a huge hit with "MMMBop" in 1997, hitting the top of the charts in a dozen countries. It was to be their solo number one. It also won Best Song at the MTV Europe Music Awards.
7. "Remember me? I'm the one who had your baby's eyes Remember me? I'm the one who had your baby's eyes Remember me? I'm the one who had your baby's eyes Remember me? I'm the one who had your baby's eyes..." Incredibly it took four people to write this 'song' in which these words were repeated numerous times. Who sang it?

Answer: Blue Boy

Blue Boy was Scottish DJ Alexis Blackmore. "Remember Me" reached number eight on the UK charts. and the top ten in various European territories. It was number two on the US dance charts.

It was also released as a 12-inch single that ran to almost seven minutes, which gave plenty of time for the chorus: "Geng geng geng geng geng geng geng geng geng geng geng geng geng geng geng geng geng geng geng geng geng geng geng geng geng geng geng geng geng geng geng geng geng geng geng geng geng geng geng geng geng geng geng geng geng geng geng geng geng ..."
8. "In the time of chimpanzees I was a monkey Butane in my veins so I'm out to cut the junkie With the plastic eyeballs, spray paint the vegetables Dog food stalls with the beefcake pantyhose..." Which Grammy winner came up with these clever words that was to be his highest placing in the Hot 100?

Answer: Beck

"Loser" reached number ten in 1994 and was a big seller. Born in Los Angeles, Beck Hansen made his name known with "Loser" and was described by one reviewer as "the prince of American alternative".

In truth, his music was hard to pigeonhole and the influences of several genres could be seen throughout his career.
9. "In the middle of the night I go walking in my sleep Through the jungle of doubt To a river so deep I know I'm searching for something Something so undefined That it can only be seen By the eyes of the blind..." There well have been a case of eyes wide shut for a New York piano man. Who should probably have done more to cure his insomnia?

Answer: Billy Joel

For all the alexia, "The River of Dreams" was a Billboard number three for Joel when it was taken off his 12th and final studio album in 1993. The album topped the Billboard 200 charts.

Billy Joel was born in New York where his father was a classically-trained pianist. Joel started lessons at the age of six. After a slow start as a performer, he had more than 30 hit singles and sold 150 million records.

No albums of new songs were produced after 1993; Joel claiming to be "bored" with the process. He did, though, engage in many concerts, including a routinely sold-out residency at Madison Square Garden in his native city.
10. "The golden rays of golden sun Fall on your golden hair And I brush aside the golden sheet And see you golden there And I wonder what you and I Are going to do all day But I can't think of anything I want to do or say And so I'll have to do what I did yesterday And sing you Meaningless songs in very high voices With a thousand violins Meaningless songs in very high voices In a pair of tight gold jeans Meaningless songs in very high voices And Aaaaah!... whatever that means..." Which chart-topping combo was parodied for (allegedly) producing a string of hits that made absolutely no sense?

Answer: The Bee Gees

The Hee Bee Gee Bees were a group of Britain's finest comedy and satire writers, Angus Deayton, Michael Fenton Stevens, and Philip Pope. Their aim was to parody other bands and The Bee Gees were high in that list. Their Bee Gees parody "Meaningless Songs In Very High Voices" was a number two in Australia. Philip Pope wrote the music and Richard Curtis the words.

They also poked their finger of fun by posing as artists such as Jack Michaelson, The Beagles, Status Quid, David Bowwow, and Frankie Goes To The Bank.

The real Bee Gees were the brothers Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb. Although born in the Isle of Man, the family moved to Australia and it was there they began a musical career. They were to have nine number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100.
Source: Author darksplash

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