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Quiz about Singing in My Sleep A Very Lyrical Daydream

Singing in My Sleep: A Very Lyrical Daydream Quiz


Last night I had the strangest dreams! In each one, I walked into a song, but I couldn't figure out which song was which. See if you can help me out!

A multiple-choice quiz by gypsy1326. Estimated time: 7 mins.
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gypsy1326
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7 mins
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Multiple Choice
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189,734
Updated
Dec 03 21
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1. In my first dream, I am sitting on a bar stool chatting up a handsome bartender named John. He tells me that this job is just a stepping stone to bigger things as he offers a light for my cigarette. An elderly man next to me orders another gin and tonic, and tells me that he always visits this bar, because the music is superb. I start to listen, and I am surprised to hear someone singing... Hint

"Hey Jude, don't be afraid, you were made to go out and get her"
"Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name"
"Sing us a song, you're the piano man"
"Wasted away again in Margaritaville, searching for my lost shaker of salt"

2. In the next dream, I am walking along a dirt road behind a man in very dark clothing. The man says nothing, but as the sounds of a fiddle waft toward us, he begins to walk more quickly. When we reach the small boy who is playing, I ask the musician's name, but before the he can answer me, the older man introduces himself as Lucifer. He challenges the boy to contest for his soul, and the boy quickly accepts. Before I know it, they're off and playing. I listen, but my mind wanders, and suddenly I am awake and wondering... what on earth is this little boy's name? Hint

Jimmy
Johnny
Charlie
Jed

3. When I finally fall back asleep, I dream that I am living in a small apartment by myself. Every night, I do my "jazzercise," and though I'm sure that the man in the apartment above me can hear the music, he never complains. One night, I look out my window and see a note hanging from a string. When I pull it in and read it, I can't believe my eyes. It's a love letter, and at the bottom, my admirer asks me to... Hint

"Save the Last Dance for Me"
"Give Me the Love"
"Knock Three Times"
"Turn that darn music down"

4. Now I am standing in a large dance club, where the loud music- accented by a strong tambourine line- has everyone dancing. One sweet young lady in particular seems to be on everyone's mind, and I can see that she is quite the dancer. She certainly appears to be "having the time of [her] life," that is until the authorities arrive, and the young girl is promptly arrested. Why? Hint

Arson, although her friends insist, "We didn't start the fire."
"Indiana wants" her- for armed robbery.
She's underage- "only seventeen."
She "shot the sheriff", but she "did not shoot the deputy."

5. My next dream is about a man and a woman who are invoved in a tawdry affair. He's married and has a family, and although once upon a time she believed he might leave them for her, she knows better now. While he tells her to "be patient," her friends try to tell her to find a man of her own. Despite all of this, they have planned a rendez-vous for tonight, and I am surprised to hear her tell him... Hint

"I'm leaving, and there's nothing you can do"
"I'm saving all my love for you"
"Find yourself another girl who will love you"
"I would wait forever just to know you were mine"

6. Suddenly, I am sitting in a disco next to a sad old woman. She appears to be in her early fifties, but her dress must be at least 30 years old, and it is not flattering. While others around her dance to the disco music, the woman simply continues to drink and mumble to herself about a diamond, a gun, and a guy named Tony. One of the disco's regulars tells me that she worked here before it was a disco at all- before the murder that shut down one of the hottest night clubs around. What song's main character have I been watching? Hint

"Disco Lady"
"Disco Inferno"
"Copacabana (At the Copa)"
"Straight Tequila Night"

7. In my next dream, I am sitting outside the Tastee Freeze having a chili dog with some of my friends from high school, including a couple who are very much in love. The two of them are flirting, and he's got his hands between her knees, but no one much cares. They're daydreaming about the future, and to lighten the mood, the boy scratches his head and does an impression of his favorite actor. Which actor does he imitate? Hint

Groucho Marx
James Dean
Clark Gable
Jerry Lewis

8. Suddenly, I am a psychologist sitting in my office as a man walks in and sits on the couch. He proceeds to describe a dream he's been having, and although he insists on addressing me as "Darkness", I listen carefully. "Well, doc, in my dream I'm wandering around in the fog when I see a bright light. I go around the corner, and I find this mass of people all making noise... but, actually, I think it was all really quiet. Hmmm, that's odd, how could all of those people be talking if no one was speaking? Anyway, after that I seem to remember getting on my soapbox about something or another, but no one paid any attention to me. Then my dream got really weird..." If my patient continues to follow the song he's walked out of, what might he tell me next? Hint

"All of the sudden I was in my underwear and everyone was laughing at me! Am I nuts?"
"Out of the crowd jumps this crazy talking frog... he wanted me to help him drink wine!"
"They all knelt down and started worshipping this poetic light bulb... am I cracking up, doc?"
"I fell into a deep hole, and at the bottom there was this white rabbit... he offered me a pill."

9. My next dream was not so enjoyable; I dreamed I was in a small town in Nebraska, and something was seriously wrong. A teenage girl named Mary had left one night and had never come home. The prime suspect was a boy she had been seen with; He was unpopular, and the people in town often whispered that he was "not right." He and Mary often walked along the river together. Until now, no one had really paid attention, except to spread the occasional rumor about one or the other of them. But now the entire town is convinced that the boy has killed Mary, and no matter how much he denies it, he can't seem to change their minds. Although it seems he may never escape the angry townpeople, I begin to run. As I hit the outskirts of town, I see a sign: "Now leaving..." what tragic musical town? Hint

"Omaha"
"Hamlet"
"Brookside"
"Hazard"

10. My last musical dream of the night is about a young couple down on their luck. Tommy was a dockworker, but his union is on strike now, and he isn't making any money. His young wife Gina works as much as she can at a local diner, but it's hard on her, and it begins to take a toll. In the night when they wake up together, they whisper support to one another, and they tell themselves that all that really matters is that they have each other. As my alarm clock breaks into my consciousness, I can hear the music of Tommy and Gina's story. According to the song, what are they "Living on"? Hint

"The Edge"
"A Prayer"
"Borrowed Time"
"Public Aid"


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. In my first dream, I am sitting on a bar stool chatting up a handsome bartender named John. He tells me that this job is just a stepping stone to bigger things as he offers a light for my cigarette. An elderly man next to me orders another gin and tonic, and tells me that he always visits this bar, because the music is superb. I start to listen, and I am surprised to hear someone singing...

Answer: "Sing us a song, you're the piano man"

This scene comes from Billy Joel's classic "Piano Man." The opening lines of the song describes the "Old man sittin' next to me / Makin' love to his tonic and gin," and later we learn that "John at the bar is a friend of mine / He gets me my drinks for free / He's quick with a joke, or to light up your smoke / But there's someplace that he'd rather be / He says ... 'I'm sure that I could be a movie star / If I could get out of this place'".

The other answers are from the theme song to "Cheers", Jimmy Buffet's "Margaritaville", and the classic karaoke favorite, "Hey Jude".
2. In the next dream, I am walking along a dirt road behind a man in very dark clothing. The man says nothing, but as the sounds of a fiddle waft toward us, he begins to walk more quickly. When we reach the small boy who is playing, I ask the musician's name, but before the he can answer me, the older man introduces himself as Lucifer. He challenges the boy to contest for his soul, and the boy quickly accepts. Before I know it, they're off and playing. I listen, but my mind wanders, and suddenly I am awake and wondering... what on earth is this little boy's name?

Answer: Johnny

This is, of course, the classic country rock tune, "The Devil Went Down to Georgia," sung by the Charlie Daniels Band. In the song, as soon as the Devil challenges the young musician, the boy responds, "My name's Johnny / And it might be a sin / But I'll take your bet / And you're gonna regret / 'Cause I'm the best that's ever been." A scene unfolds which rivals any modern KISS concert, and Johnny wins handily, earning himself a golden fiddle- not to mention the right to keep his soul.
3. When I finally fall back asleep, I dream that I am living in a small apartment by myself. Every night, I do my "jazzercise," and though I'm sure that the man in the apartment above me can hear the music, he never complains. One night, I look out my window and see a note hanging from a string. When I pull it in and read it, I can't believe my eyes. It's a love letter, and at the bottom, my admirer asks me to...

Answer: "Knock Three Times"

"Knock three times / On the ceiling if you want me / Twice on the Pipes / If the answer is no," croons Tony Orlando and Dawn. The swinging 1970 hit is the story of a borderline obsessive crush the singer has on his downstairs neighbor. "Hey girl what ya doin' down there / Dancin' alone every night while I live right above you / I can hear your music playin'..." he says. We can only speculate that this woman is very devoted to her exercises.

When the man makes his move, he tells her, "If you look out your window tonight / Pull in the string with the note that's attatched to my heart, read how many times I saw you / How in my silence I adored you... Oh my darling, Knock three times / on the ceiling if you want me / twice on the pipes if the answer is no." In the recording studio, the band actually did knock three times on the ceiling... and in the final take, you can hear parts of the ceiling falling on top of them, according to Tony. "Give Me the Love" is by Elton John, and "Save the Last Dance for Me" wormed its way into our hearts care of the Drifters.
4. Now I am standing in a large dance club, where the loud music- accented by a strong tambourine line- has everyone dancing. One sweet young lady in particular seems to be on everyone's mind, and I can see that she is quite the dancer. She certainly appears to be "having the time of [her] life," that is until the authorities arrive, and the young girl is promptly arrested. Why?

Answer: She's underage- "only seventeen."

This "Dancing Queen" is "young and sweet," but "only seventeen" according to ABBA. "Dancing Queen / feel the beat from the tambourine," they command. And she does. This song hit number one in April 1977, beating out Hall and Oates and Glen Campbell. Sadly, ABBA disbanded in 1982 due to an excessive number of death and kidnapping threats by "fans," and the music of the dance club was never the same, sniffle, sniffle...
5. My next dream is about a man and a woman who are invoved in a tawdry affair. He's married and has a family, and although once upon a time she believed he might leave them for her, she knows better now. While he tells her to "be patient," her friends try to tell her to find a man of her own. Despite all of this, they have planned a rendez-vous for tonight, and I am surprised to hear her tell him...

Answer: "I'm saving all my love for you"

That's right, I am eavesdropping on Whitney Houston's classic "Saving All My Love for You." She tells us that he said "'Be patient / Just wait a little longer' / But that's just an old fantasy," and that "My friends try and tell me / find a man of my own / but each time I try / I just break down and cry." And so, unable to break away from this affair, she tells him "though I try to resist / being last on your list / no other man's gonna do / so I'm saving all my love for you." Although one can probably guess that she would, in fact "wait forever..." for him, that line comes from "I Finally Found Someone" sung by Barbara Streisand and Bryan Adams on "The Mirror has Two Faces" soundtrack.

The line "I'm leaving..." comes from Aaron Tippin's song by the same name, and "Find yourself another girl who will love you" is actually advice from a mother to The Hives in their song "Find Another Girl".
6. Suddenly, I am sitting in a disco next to a sad old woman. She appears to be in her early fifties, but her dress must be at least 30 years old, and it is not flattering. While others around her dance to the disco music, the woman simply continues to drink and mumble to herself about a diamond, a gun, and a guy named Tony. One of the disco's regulars tells me that she worked here before it was a disco at all- before the murder that shut down one of the hottest night clubs around. What song's main character have I been watching?

Answer: "Copacabana (At the Copa)"

"Her name was Lola / She was a showgirl," and she's the pathetic woman that I seem to be dreaming about now. Barry Manilow's deceptively upbeat song about the "Hottest spot north of Havana" details Lola and her lover Tony. In the second verse, we learn that Tony was shot and killed by a man named Rico, who "wore a diamond" and "went a bit too far" with Lola. "But that was 30 years ago / When they used to have a show / Now it's a disco / But not for Lola / Still in that dress she used to wear... she drinks herself half blind / She lost her youth and she lost her Tony / Now she's lost her mind." "Disco Inferno" was performed most notably by the Trammps, "Straight Tequila Night" is a new country classic by John Anderson, and "Disco Lady" was sung by Johnnie Taylor.
7. In my next dream, I am sitting outside the Tastee Freeze having a chili dog with some of my friends from high school, including a couple who are very much in love. The two of them are flirting, and he's got his hands between her knees, but no one much cares. They're daydreaming about the future, and to lighten the mood, the boy scratches his head and does an impression of his favorite actor. Which actor does he imitate?

Answer: James Dean

"Jacky sits back, collects his thoughts for the moment / Scratches his head and does his best James Dean," according to John (Cougar) Mellencamp. "Jack and Diane" is something of an impromptu theme song for...well, every generation of teenagers since the song was released.

The song describes a young couple chatting about the future and acting, in general, like teenagers in love. Mellencamp also tells us that they are "suckin' on chili dog / outside the Tastee Freeze / Diane sittin' on Jacky's lap / got his hands between her knees," and he gives us the immortal (and wise) advice "Hold on to 16 as long as you can / Changes come around real soon make us women and men."
8. Suddenly, I am a psychologist sitting in my office as a man walks in and sits on the couch. He proceeds to describe a dream he's been having, and although he insists on addressing me as "Darkness", I listen carefully. "Well, doc, in my dream I'm wandering around in the fog when I see a bright light. I go around the corner, and I find this mass of people all making noise... but, actually, I think it was all really quiet. Hmmm, that's odd, how could all of those people be talking if no one was speaking? Anyway, after that I seem to remember getting on my soapbox about something or another, but no one paid any attention to me. Then my dream got really weird..." If my patient continues to follow the song he's walked out of, what might he tell me next?

Answer: "They all knelt down and started worshipping this poetic light bulb... am I cracking up, doc?"

"And the people bowed and prayed / To the neon god they made. / And the sign flashed out its warning, / In the words that it was forming. / And the sign said, 'The words of the prophets / are written on the subway walls / And tenement halls.'" As you probably realize by now, my patient is none other than Paul Simon, author of "The Sound of Silence." The classic song describes a dream much like the one above, in far more poetic terms than I have used. "In restless dreams I walked alone / Narrow streets of cobblestone, / 'Neath the halo of a street lamp, / I turned my collar to the cold and damp / When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light." Simon also describes a crowd of "people talking without speaking, / people hearing without listening." A note at the end of Simon's lyrics says they were written "Wednesday Morning 3 A.M." in 1964.
9. My next dream was not so enjoyable; I dreamed I was in a small town in Nebraska, and something was seriously wrong. A teenage girl named Mary had left one night and had never come home. The prime suspect was a boy she had been seen with; He was unpopular, and the people in town often whispered that he was "not right." He and Mary often walked along the river together. Until now, no one had really paid attention, except to spread the occasional rumor about one or the other of them. But now the entire town is convinced that the boy has killed Mary, and no matter how much he denies it, he can't seem to change their minds. Although it seems he may never escape the angry townpeople, I begin to run. As I hit the outskirts of town, I see a sign: "Now leaving..." what tragic musical town?

Answer: "Hazard"

This sad story of a young man who stands accused of harming the only real friend he has is Richard Marx's "Hazard." "No one understood what I felt for Mary / No one cared until the night she went out walking alone / And never came home," he sings. The people of Hazard seem to display the classic small town mentality toward the boy, and we can only guess that this situation will not end well for him.
10. My last musical dream of the night is about a young couple down on their luck. Tommy was a dockworker, but his union is on strike now, and he isn't making any money. His young wife Gina works as much as she can at a local diner, but it's hard on her, and it begins to take a toll. In the night when they wake up together, they whisper support to one another, and they tell themselves that all that really matters is that they have each other. As my alarm clock breaks into my consciousness, I can hear the music of Tommy and Gina's story. According to the song, what are they "Living on"?

Answer: "A Prayer"

"We're half way there / Livin' on a prayer / Take my hand and we'll make it - I swear" they tell each other. Jon Bon Jovi's "Living on a Prayer" paints a picture of a couple hit hard by tough times, but very much in love. "Tommy used to work on the docks / Union's been on strike / He's down on his luck...it's tough, so tough / Gina works the diner all day / Working for her man, she brings home her pay / For love - for love." Bon Jovi's song makes you root heartily for the couple, and makes you hope that love really is enough to get them through.

Well, that concludes our reverie. I hope you've enjoyed it as much as I have! Until next time, sleep tight, and don't let the quiz bugs bite!
Source: Author gypsy1326

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