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Quiz about Misheard Song Titles or Lyrics  Part 2
Quiz about Misheard Song Titles or Lyrics  Part 2

Mis-heard Song Titles or Lyrics - Part 2 Quiz


Here are ten more confused song lyrics or titles. Can you identify who sings the correct version?

A multiple-choice quiz by FussBudget. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
FussBudget
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
240,700
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
2056
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Question 1 of 10
1. This could be a commentary on today's tabloid press. "Make It Sleazy" of course is not the original song title. Who sang the lyrically correct original? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Aviophobia is a curse! Who lamented "I Never Fly" using its correct title? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Get your teeth into this one. "It's A Hard Steak" is not correct. Who was the original singer? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. "Ganges" is a love song, even thought the name doesn't really lend itself to that. Of course, the correct song title does, so who is it by? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. "It's A Folding Chair" is not originally a song about lawn furniture. Who sang the original by its correct name? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. A jump back into the 60s for this one. "Little Harrows" sounds a little too agricultural. The original was essentially a love song, with a comic twist. Who sung it? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Eeek! "Grey Stripper" conjures up bad mental images! Who is ultimately responsible for putting these thoughts in my head? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. "I've Two Dates". What a dilemma! Who originally had this dilemma, by a different name? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. "Massage In A Brothel". Good grief! This title cannot be correct! Who sang the less controversial and original title? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. "I Want To Be Given All Of My Coke Free" is a great concept, but it is nonetheless a mis-heard title (it's sad, I know). The singers of the correct 1973 song is which group? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. This could be a commentary on today's tabloid press. "Make It Sleazy" of course is not the original song title. Who sang the lyrically correct original?

Answer: Eagles

"Take It Easy" was the first hit for The Eagles in 1972, reaching number 12 on the U.S. charts.

Of course, with the twisted title above, it would sound something more like this:

"Well I'm runnin' to the shop
Tryin' to purchase some pop
I got chips and salsa on my mind
Standing in the check out
Think my brains'll fall out
Lookin' at Enquirer headlines

Make it sleazy, make it sleazy
Don't add a modicum of truth
Keep it hazy"
2. Aviophobia is a curse! Who lamented "I Never Fly" using its correct title?

Answer: Alice Cooper

"I Never Cry" was a hit for Alice Cooper in the mid-70's, from his album "Alice Cooper Goes To Hell". It was a departure for him at the time to release a single that was a ballad. He enjoyed such success that when he released his next album "Lace And Whiskey", he released another ballad, "You And Me". Both of the songs were big hits.

The alternate lyrics:

"I have a fear of airspace
It makes me shiver, quake and groan - it freaks me babe
It makes my heart race to get caught way up high
So you know I never fly
I never fly"
3. Get your teeth into this one. "It's A Hard Steak" is not correct. Who was the original singer?

Answer: Bonnie Tyler

"It's A Heartache" - Bonnie Tyler

I can just hear Bonnie Tyler warbling with that gravelly voice of hers, singing:

"Oh, it's a charred steak
Beefy, I can't par-take
Stuff it - I'll have corn flakes
Jett'son this Mad Cow...

Oh, it's a hard steak
Wish instead, I'd hotcakes
Coupled with a clambake
Hot and golden brown"
4. "Ganges" is a love song, even thought the name doesn't really lend itself to that. Of course, the correct song title does, so who is it by?

Answer: Rolling Stones

"Angie", by the Rolling Stones, is from their album "Goat's Head Soup". Who can forget the film clip for this song where the boys sat still and played and sang, with red roses threaded through the strings of their guitars? I was left with the distinct impression that that not all of them thought it was the greatest idea...

Change it to "Ganges" and all of a sudden the love is gone:

"Ganges, Ganges
When was your water crystal clear?
Ganges, Ganges
Wending, it breeds stuff severe"
5. "It's A Folding Chair" is not originally a song about lawn furniture. Who sang the original by its correct name?

Answer: America

America's 1975 hit "Sister Golden Hair" was their second number one hit in the U.S. following "A Horse With No Name" in 1972.

Perhaps America considered lyrics such as these before coming up with their final version:

"Well I pried this shaky lawn chaise
But I guess the hinges stressed
And it's left me kind of stunned, hey?
'Cus it happened while undressed
It was made down in Gibraltar
Shoddy workmanship's a crime
Now this furniture attacks me all the time"
6. A jump back into the 60s for this one. "Little Harrows" sounds a little too agricultural. The original was essentially a love song, with a comic twist. Who sung it?

Answer: Leapy Lee

"Little Arrows" was Leapy Lee's biggest hit, making it to number one in no less than 18 countries in 1968. Although not a genuine one-hit wonder, very few people can recall anything else he did. Leapy had two other number one singles in South Africa and Australia.

"Little Arrows" was kept from making number one in Britain by some obscure band who released a song named "Hey Jude"!

"Little harrows numbers growing
Little harrows plowed in pairs
When viewed above you'll spy
There's little harrows everywhere
Little harrows that will split the grass
On it, our crops depend
Little harrows that are neat, not shoddy
Every plowman's zen!"
7. Eeek! "Grey Stripper" conjures up bad mental images! Who is ultimately responsible for putting these thoughts in my head?

Answer: Beatles

Truth be known, I am responsible, after all, I came up with the alternate words!

A 1965 Beatles release as a double A-sided single with "We Can Work It Out", "Day Tripper" was a song about a girl who advertised more than she was perhaps willing to provide.

Alternately, the subject of "Grey Stripper" is perhaps willing to provide more than the average consumer would prefer:

"She's an old geezer
She took it off, laid it bare
She's into wheezing
Started to cough, I got scared now"
8. "I've Two Dates". What a dilemma! Who originally had this dilemma, by a different name?

Answer: Carole King

Carole King's "It's Too Late" is from her wonderful album "Tapestry".

With the alternate version, it demonstrates the potential perils of choosing whether to get out of bed on the left side, or the right side...:

"Woke up with a warning buzzer in my mind
Sensed something wrong here, or my day planner's lying
Did some misarranging, 'cus two names are popped on one line"

Uh oh! This is a problem!
9. "Massage In A Brothel". Good grief! This title cannot be correct! Who sang the less controversial and original title?

Answer: The Police

"Message In A Bottle" by The Police is a song about loneliness, isolation and anonymity. The alternate title listed in the question looks like it is more about people who want to stay anonymous!
10. "I Want To Be Given All Of My Coke Free" is a great concept, but it is nonetheless a mis-heard title (it's sad, I know). The singers of the correct 1973 song is which group?

Answer: Tony Orlando & Dawn

"Tie A Yellow Ribbon (Round The Ole Oak Tree)" by Tony Orlando & Dawn, about an ex-convict returning to his wife/girlfriend, has since become part of popular culture. In the 1980's yellow ribbons were placed around trees in the U.S. in remembrance of the Iran hostages. Since then, many causes have adopted the 'ribbon' (albeit not necessarily yellow) as a symbol of unity.

Contrastingly, my changed version is totally based on my own experiences and selfish desires:

"I want to be given all of my coke free
Drinkin' it for years
I think they owe me (they owe me)
If they don't end up givin' me that ole Coke free
I'll say it's unjust
Curse and I'll cuss
Chuck a huge wobbly
But you won't see me drinkin' from a can of that Pepsi"
Source: Author FussBudget

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