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Stop Playing that Music Through my Wall Quiz


I was having a wonderful evening listening to Mozart's "Don Giovanni" when right in the middle of "Batti, batti o bel Masetto" my young neighbours started blasting their stereo with that awful 'music' they like. This was the junk they played!

A multiple-choice quiz by reedy. Estimated time: 7 mins.
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Author
reedy
Time
7 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
354,941
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
654
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Question 1 of 10
1. The harsh stomping sound was the first thing that I heard through the wall, and I could only sit there dumbfounded, listening to this drivel:

"Buddy you're a boy make a big noise
Playin' in the street gonna be a big man someday
You got mud on yo' face
You big disgrace"

And with that I had to agree... a big noise - it was a disgrace. Do you know what the song was?
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Question 2 of 10
2. I thought that maybe I could drown out their noise, so I cranked up my own stereo. They must have done the same, because soon enough I could hear it again plainly through the wall:

"Turned on the radio
Sounded like a disco
Must of turned the dial for a couple of miles
But I couldn't find no rock n' roll
This computerized crap ain't gettin' me off"

Giving up on the battle, I turned my stereo back down. What were those annoying kids playing?
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Question 3 of 10
3. I went over and knocked on my neighbour's door, thinking I could trick them into turning off their music. I explained that I was trying to put my baby to sleep. When I got back, the noise continued unabated:

"Well, they say it's kinda frightnin'
How this younger generation swings
You know it's more than just some new sensation
Well, the kid is into losin' sleep
And he don't come home for half the week
You know it's more than just an aggravation"

All I could do was sigh in frustration. Do you know what they were playing?
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Question 4 of 10
4. Resigning myself to a long night, I turned off my Mozart and tried to concentrate on reading Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" - something to match my mood. It became a pointless exercise when this started pounding through the wall:

"I saw him dancin' there by the record machine
I knew he must a been about seventeen
The beat was goin' strong
Playin' my favorite song
An' I could tell it wouldn't be long
Till he was with me, yeah me"

And *I* knew it wouldn't be long till I was very angry. Do you know what the song was?
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Question 5 of 10
5. I thought it couldn't get any worse... and then it did. Rap. Ugh. I couldn't pick out everything he was yammering, but I did hear this:

"Symbolizin' in the rhymin' for the record of course
I'm a tower full of power with rain and hail
Cut Creator scratch the record with his fingernail"

And then my ears started to ring, it was so awful. What was playing?
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Question 6 of 10
6. At last it was quiet! I ran a hot bath for myself and put my Mozart back on. It didn't last long before I could hear the twang of a guitar coming through the aria "Troppo mi...Non mi dir". Country? Really? How sick were these people? I heard:

"Stood there boldly
Sweatin' in the sun
Felt like a million
Felt like number one
The height of summer
I'd never felt that strong"

All I wanted to do at that point was get out of my apartment and drive away in my Chevy. Could this evening get any worse?
Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. It almost came as a relief when they started playing rock & roll again. This time it was something classic coming through the wall:

"Spider Murphy played the tenor saxophone,
Little Joe was blowin on the slide trombone.
The drummer boy from Illinois went crash, boom, bang,
The whole rhythm section was the purple gang."

Looking at the clock, I saw that it was midnight and I began to seriously think about calling the cops and making a complaint. What song was playing?
Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Another reprieve; quiet at last. I shut off the lights and got into bed. Barely had my head hit the pillow when it started up again, louder than ever. I heard:

"You say you wanna go for a spin
The party's just begun, we'll let you in
You drive us wild, we'll drive you crazy
You keep on shouting, you keep on shouting"

And I wanted to shout, "How long is this going to go on!?!" What was the song my neighbours were playing?
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Question 9 of 10
9. Amazingly enough, I actually dozed off, even with that racket in the background. I can't say for sure, but I think this is what I heard as I drifted off:

"Remember everything that I told you,
And I'm telling you again that it's true
You're never alone cause you can put on the phones
And let the drummer tell your heart what to do
Keep on believing, and you'll discover baby
The beat is yours forever"

What song did I fall asleep to?
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Question 10 of 10
10. My fitful sleep continued through the noise through the wall, but I did wake up long enough to hear the following:

"Er war Superstar
Er war populär
Er war so exaltiert
Because er hatte Flair
Er war ein Virtuose
War ein Rockidol
Und alles rief:
Come on and rock me Amadeus"

Thinking of my lost evening with "Don Giovanni", all I could do was grimace at the irony of it all and try to go back to sleep. In the morning I had to look it up -- who performed "Rock Me Amadeus"?
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1. The harsh stomping sound was the first thing that I heard through the wall, and I could only sit there dumbfounded, listening to this drivel: "Buddy you're a boy make a big noise Playin' in the street gonna be a big man someday You got mud on yo' face You big disgrace" And with that I had to agree... a big noise - it was a disgrace. Do you know what the song was?

Answer: "We Will Rock You" (Queen)

"We Will Rock You" was first released by British rock band Queen in 1977, along with "We Are The Champions" as a single. The pair of songs have come to be considered almost as a unit, being played consecutively ("We Will Rock You" followed by "We Are The Champions") nearly all the time. The two songs were also consecutive on "News of the World", the 1977 album they were released on a little after the single release. Along with its 'partner', "We Will Rock You" reached number two on the UK charts, and number four in the US.

The song was written by Brian May, the guitarist of the band. The simpleness of the song (stomps and claps and simple refrain) were designed for audience participation.
2. I thought that maybe I could drown out their noise, so I cranked up my own stereo. They must have done the same, because soon enough I could hear it again plainly through the wall: "Turned on the radio Sounded like a disco Must of turned the dial for a couple of miles But I couldn't find no rock n' roll This computerized crap ain't gettin' me off" Giving up on the battle, I turned my stereo back down. What were those annoying kids playing?

Answer: "Kids Wanna Rock" (Bryan Adams)

"Kids Wanna Rock" was the seventh track on Bryan Adams' 1984 album "Reckless". The song was not released as a single... there were six other songs that were: "Run to You", "Somebody", "Heaven", "Summer of '69", "One Night Love Affair", and "It's Only Love".

The album "Reckless" reached number one on the Billboard chart.

The song was written by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance (Adams' songwriting partner).
3. I went over and knocked on my neighbour's door, thinking I could trick them into turning off their music. I explained that I was trying to put my baby to sleep. When I got back, the noise continued unabated: "Well, they say it's kinda frightnin' How this younger generation swings You know it's more than just some new sensation Well, the kid is into losin' sleep And he don't come home for half the week You know it's more than just an aggravation" All I could do was sigh in frustration. Do you know what they were playing?

Answer: "And the Cradle Will Rock..." (Van Halen)

"And the Cradle Will Rock..." was the only single release from the 1980 album "Women and Children First". It managed to reach number 55 on the Billboard chart.

The significance of "And the Cradle Will Rock...", apart from it being the only single release from the album, was that it was the first song recorded by Van Halen that had Eddie Van Halen playing keyboard (instead of guitar).

The song was written by all the members of Van Halen, who wrote most of their songs as group collaborations.
4. Resigning myself to a long night, I turned off my Mozart and tried to concentrate on reading Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" - something to match my mood. It became a pointless exercise when this started pounding through the wall: "I saw him dancin' there by the record machine I knew he must a been about seventeen The beat was goin' strong Playin' my favorite song An' I could tell it wouldn't be long Till he was with me, yeah me" And *I* knew it wouldn't be long till I was very angry. Do you know what the song was?

Answer: "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" (Joan Jett & The Blackhearts)

Joan Jett's 1981 version of "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" was a cover of the original written in 1975 by Jake Hooker and Alan Merrill (of the British band Arrows). It didn't make the charts in its first incarnation, but for Jett it rocketed up to number one on the Billboard chart, staying there for seven weeks.

The song was released on the 1981 album of the same name, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts' second studio album.
5. I thought it couldn't get any worse... and then it did. Rap. Ugh. I couldn't pick out everything he was yammering, but I did hear this: "Symbolizin' in the rhymin' for the record of course I'm a tower full of power with rain and hail Cut Creator scratch the record with his fingernail" And then my ears started to ring, it was so awful. What was playing?

Answer: "Rock the Bells" (LL Cool J)

"Rock the Bells" came from LL Cool J's first album "Radio" in 1985. It was the third song from the album to be released as a single, peaking at number 17 on the Hip Hop/R&B chart.

Originally, the song clocked in at over seven minutes and included many types of bells, but the album release was only four minutes long and had no bell sounds at all.

"Rock the Bells" was written by LL Cool J, whose real name is James Todd Smith. LL Cool J is an acronym for Ladies Love Cool James.
6. At last it was quiet! I ran a hot bath for myself and put my Mozart back on. It didn't last long before I could hear the twang of a guitar coming through the aria "Troppo mi...Non mi dir". Country? Really? How sick were these people? I heard: "Stood there boldly Sweatin' in the sun Felt like a million Felt like number one The height of summer I'd never felt that strong" All I wanted to do at that point was get out of my apartment and drive away in my Chevy. Could this evening get any worse?

Answer: "Like a Rock" (Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band)

"Like a Rock" was released by Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band in 1986 on their album of the same name. As a single release, the song peaked at number one on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks. The song is one of those that straddles the line between rock and country, and is often referred to as 'Heartland rock'.

"Like a Rock" has become recognizable as the song associated with Chevrolet trucks, an advertising 'jingle' that was used from 1991 until 2004.

The song was written by Bob Seger as a response to the ending of a long relationship.
7. It almost came as a relief when they started playing rock & roll again. This time it was something classic coming through the wall: "Spider Murphy played the tenor saxophone, Little Joe was blowin on the slide trombone. The drummer boy from Illinois went crash, boom, bang, The whole rhythm section was the purple gang." Looking at the clock, I saw that it was midnight and I began to seriously think about calling the cops and making a complaint. What song was playing?

Answer: "Jailhouse Rock" (Elvis Presley)

"Jailhouse Rock" was written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller and came out at the same time that the movie of the same name was released. The song made it to number one on the Billboard chart, number one on the country chart, and number two on the R&B chart.

Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller also created such songs as "Hound Dog" (1952) and "Stand By Me" (1961 with Ben E. King).
8. Another reprieve; quiet at last. I shut off the lights and got into bed. Barely had my head hit the pillow when it started up again, louder than ever. I heard: "You say you wanna go for a spin The party's just begun, we'll let you in You drive us wild, we'll drive you crazy You keep on shouting, you keep on shouting" And I wanted to shout, "How long is this going to go on!?!" What was the song my neighbours were playing?

Answer: "Rock and Roll All Nite" (Kiss)

"Rock and Roll All Nite" has become Kiss' signature song. It was released on the 1975 album "Dressed to Kill" and as Kiss' fifth single release (with "Getaway"). The studio version of the song reached number 57 on the Billboard chart, while the live version released later that year managed to get all the way up to number 12.

Written by Gene Simmons (lead vocals) and Paul Stanley (rhythm guitar / vocals), the song was first performed as part of the band's 1974 "Hotter Than Hell" album tour.
9. Amazingly enough, I actually dozed off, even with that racket in the background. I can't say for sure, but I think this is what I heard as I drifted off: "Remember everything that I told you, And I'm telling you again that it's true You're never alone cause you can put on the phones And let the drummer tell your heart what to do Keep on believing, and you'll discover baby The beat is yours forever" What song did I fall asleep to?

Answer: "Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through" (Meat Loaf)

"Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through" was originally written in 1981 by Jim Steinman on his album "Bad for Good". Meat Loaf covered it on his album "Bat out of Hell II: Back into Hell" (1993). The song was also a single release, reaching number 71 on the charts.

On the same album, faring much better on the charts by reaching number one, was "I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That).
10. My fitful sleep continued through the noise through the wall, but I did wake up long enough to hear the following: "Er war Superstar Er war populär Er war so exaltiert Because er hatte Flair Er war ein Virtuose War ein Rockidol Und alles rief: Come on and rock me Amadeus" Thinking of my lost evening with "Don Giovanni", all I could do was grimace at the irony of it all and try to go back to sleep. In the morning I had to look it up -- who performed "Rock Me Amadeus"?

Answer: Falco

"Rock Me Amadeus" was a 1985 song by Austrian pop star Falco. Amadeus, of course, is a direct reference to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). Falco's song was released on the album "Falco 3", becoming the first German-language song to reach number one on the US mainstream singles chart.

Falco (Johann (Hans) Hölzel) wrote the song to follow up on the popularity of the 1984 Oscar-winning film "Amadeus" starring Tom Hulce and F. Murray Abraham.
Source: Author reedy

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