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1. "My lightning's flashing across the sky
You're only young but you're gonna die"
As a covers band we accurately predicted the audience would at least know popular classic rock numbers. Being an Aussie band we wanted to start with an Australian rocker that everyone knew. Which 1980 song opened our set list?
2. "Leavin' home, out on the road
I've been down before"
Steve Miller Band's music was rock royalty. Which 1977 hit from the "Book of Dreams" album had a distinctive long opening riff?
3. "She never begs, she knows how to choose them"
In the next song our lead singer, being a girl, changed the lyrics ever so slightly to be gender-correct. She sang "He's got pecs, and he knows how to use them" What was the name of the Texan three piece that originally sang this song?
4. "You need cooling / Baby I'm not fooling
I'm gonna send ya / Back to schooling"
"Whole Lotta Love" was a complex rock track by possibly the greatest band of its era. It was the opening track of their second album. Which group sang this foot stomper in 1969?
5. "I met her in a club down in old Soho
Where you drink champagne and it tastes just like
The Kinks were a English rock band formed in 1964 by brothers Ray and Dave Davies. Their biggest hit was "You Really Got Me" but what was arguably their best single about a naive young man and a cross-dresser?
6. "You've done it all, you've broken every code / And pulled the rebel to the floor"
Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel had one big hit in 1975. What was the name of this hit?
7. "...with a Chinese menu in his hand / Walking through the streets of Soho in the rain"
Warren Zevon was better known as a song writer for other musicians, a session musician and bandleader before his third album, "Excitable Boy" became a huge commercial success. What was the lead single off that album that cemented Mr Zevon's place in musical history?
8. "I really wanna know you (Hallelujah) / Really wanna go with you (Hallelujah) /
I really wanna show you, Lord / That it won't take long, my Lord"
Any rock and roll set list contains the obligatory ballad to provide contrast. We knew this well and chose "My Sweet Lord". Who sang this 1970 monster hit?
9. "Come a little closer, huh, a-will ya, huh?
Close enough to look in my eyes, Sharona"
"My Sharona" was the biggest selling song of 1979 by a group that could not reproduce the commercial success of its initial hit. Which group sang this sleazy but monster hit?
10. "Well, I know what's right /I've got just one life /In a world that keeps on pushin' me around / Gonna stand my ground and I won't back down"
For our closing number, there was little discussion: it was a given we would sing "Won't Back Down" from 1989's "Full Moon Fever". Who originally sang this song?
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