1970's Classic Songs Quiz

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1970's Classic Songs Quiz

Postby CK » Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:12 pm

1. Rupert Holmes wanted a lady who liked Pina Coladas and walks in the rain in the 1979 hit “Escape”. Name three other specific things he either wanted in a lady in the song, or that he didn't like himself. Making love at midnight, not into yoga, had half a brain, among others

2. In Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb”, what did his hands feel like? Two Balloons

3. What did he see in his thoughts through the trees in Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway To Heaven”? Smoke (rings of smoke, specifically)

4. Which U.S state is referenced throughout John Denver’s “Take Me Home Country Roads”? West Virginia

5. When Sugar Plum Fairy hit the streets in Lou Reed’s “Walk On The Wild Side”, which venue did she visit? The Apollo

6. Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain admitted part of the riff from “Smells Like Teen Spirit” was based on which 1976 hit, either consciously or otherwise, to the point that Nirvana played the riff from the original at the 1992 Reading Festival? More Than A Feeling - Boston

7. What four things did James Taylor recall seeing in “Fire and Rain”, apart from “seeing you again”? Fire, Rain, Sunny days that I thought would never end, lonely times when I could not find a friend

8. In Supertramp’s “Bloody Well Right”, what should you do AFTER you write your problems down in detail? Take them to a higher place

9. What two Christian names feature in Kate Bush’s “Wuthering Heights”? Heathcliff and Cathy

10. According to Wings’ “Mull Of Kintyre”, we “sweep through the heather like.....”? Deer in the glen

11. Dire Straits’ “Sultans of Swing” refers to a “crowd of young boys, they’re fooling around in the corner”. What are they dressed in? Best Brown Baggies, and Platform Soles

12. Why was it hard to hear in Little River Band's "Home On Monday", and who was he hoping to catch a glimpse of? It's just the echo on the line, and The Man From Memphis

13. What does the thirteen month old baby do in Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition”, to cause seven years of bad luck? Broke the Looking Glass

14. The Eagles “Take It Easy” referred to “seven women on my mind”. What were they all doing or saying, and what car was another woman driving further along in the song? Four that want to own me, two that want to stone me, one says she a friend of mine - and a flatbed Ford

15. How many numbers did Donna Summer dial in “Hot Stuff”? About a thousand

16. What non-marine food were they cooking in the B-52’s “Rock Lobster”? Baked Potatoes

17. In Alice Cooper’s “Schools Out”, what can’t “we even think of”? A word that rhymes

18. What two things don’t you need in AC/DC’s “Highway To Hell”? Reason or Rhyme

19. What weapon is mentioned in the Sex Pistols “God Save The Queen”? H-Bomb

20. How did Carole King “pass the time” in “It’s Too Late”? Stayed in bed all morning
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Re: 1970's Classic Songs Quiz

Postby godoubleblues » Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:16 pm

Q14 - 4 that wanna own me, 2 that wanna stone me and one says shes a friend of mine
I think it was a ford of some type
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Re: 1970's Classic Songs Quiz

Postby godoubleblues » Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:18 pm

Q5 - the Apollo
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Re: 1970's Classic Songs Quiz

Postby CK » Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:42 pm

godoubleblues wrote:Q14 - 4 that wanna own me, 2 that wanna stone me and one says shes a friend of mine Correct
I think it was a ford of some type Yep, close enough - a flatbed Ford :)
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Re: 1970's Classic Songs Quiz

Postby CK » Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:42 pm

godoubleblues wrote:Q5 - the Apollo


That's it, GDB :)
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Re: 1970's Classic Songs Quiz

Postby godoubleblues » Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:04 pm

CK wrote:
godoubleblues wrote:Q14 - 4 that wanna own me, 2 that wanna stone me and one says shes a friend of mine Correct
I think it was a ford of some type Yep, close enough - a flatbed Ford :)



awesome, great quiz CK, gets you thinking about the lyrics, of which most of us know, just trying to remember them :roll:
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Re: 1970's Classic Songs Quiz

Postby Dogwatcher » Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:28 pm

1. Making love at midnight. Yoga. Half a brain.
3. Smoke
4. Colorado
5. Hook on a feeling - Boston
9. Kathy & Heathcliffe
13. broke the lookin glass
16. bakin potatoes
18. reason or rhyme
19. a potential h bomb
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Re: 1970's Classic Songs Quiz

Postby Kahuna » Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:14 am

2/ 2 balloons
4/ West Virginia
7/ Fire and rain,summer days,lonely times
11/ Their best brown baggies
12/ The man from Memphis (Elvis)
20/ Stayed in bed all morning
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Re: 1970's Classic Songs Quiz

Postby locky801 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:22 am

10. deer in the glen
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Re: 1970's Classic Songs Quiz

Postby CK » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:15 am

Dogwatcher wrote:1. Making love at midnight. Yoga. Half a brain.
3. Smoke Close enough - rings of smoke
4. Colorado No, not Colorado - you may be thinking of "Rocky Mountain High" here
5. Hook on a feeling - Boston Not Hook On A Feeling, although I think I know what you mean, judging by the band you've named
9. Kathy & Heathcliffe
13. broke the lookin glass
16. bakin potatoes
18. reason or rhyme
19. a potential h bomb


All others correct, DW :)
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Re: 1970's Classic Songs Quiz

Postby CK » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:16 am

Kahuna wrote:2/ 2 balloons
4/ West Virginia
7/ Fire and rain,summer days,lonely times
11/ Their best brown baggies
12/ The man from Memphis (Elvis)
20/ Stayed in bed all morning


All correct Kahuna, although still another part to both No. 11 and 12 :)
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Re: 1970's Classic Songs Quiz

Postby CK » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:17 am

locky801 wrote:10. deer in the glen


That's it, Locky :)
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Re: 1970's Classic Songs Quiz

Postby Kahuna » Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:11 am

CK wrote:
Kahuna wrote:2/ 2 balloons
4/ West Virginia
7/ Fire and rain,summer days,lonely times
11/ Their best brown baggies
12/ The man from Memphis (Elvis)
20/ Stayed in bed all morning


All correct Kahuna, although still another part to both No. 11 and 12 :)


11/ Platform soles or Kings Row? (depending on which version of the song)
12/ Was it hard to hear because he was calling from the lobby?

Good quiz btw :D
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Re: 1970's Classic Songs Quiz

Postby CK » Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:22 am

Kahuna wrote:
CK wrote:
Kahuna wrote:2/ 2 balloons
4/ West Virginia
7/ Fire and rain,summer days,lonely times
11/ Their best brown baggies
12/ The man from Memphis (Elvis)
20/ Stayed in bed all morning


All correct Kahuna, although still another part to both No. 11 and 12 :)


11/ Platform soles or Kings Row? (depending on which version of the song) That's it :)
12/ Was it hard to hear because he was calling from the lobby? No

Good quiz btw :D


Cheers, will have to tap up a harder one soon, judging by how quickly this one has gone through :)
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Re: 1970's Classic Songs Quiz

Postby Dogwatcher » Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:00 pm

Deerrrrrr....Nirvana question, not Hooked on a Feeling - that's the ugaugachucka song.
More than a Feeling.
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Re: 1970's Classic Songs Quiz

Postby CK » Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:08 pm

Dogwatcher wrote:Deerrrrrr....Nirvana question, not Hooked on a Feeling - that's the ugaugachucka song.
More than a Feeling.


...when I hear that old song...yep, thats it :)
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Re: 1970's Classic Songs Quiz

Postby RJM » Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:33 pm

Dammit missed most of this. Oh well.
12. The echo on the line
17. A word that rhymes

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Re: 1970's Classic Songs Quiz

Postby CK » Sat Jul 30, 2011 8:14 am

RJM wrote:Dammit missed most of this. Oh well.
12. The echo on the line
17. A word that rhymes

Cheers

Rob


Correct, RJM :)
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Re: 1970's Classic Songs Quiz

Postby bulldogproud2 » Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:08 pm

15. about a thousand
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Re: 1970's Classic Songs Quiz

Postby CK » Sun Jul 31, 2011 10:48 pm

bulldogproud2 wrote:15. about a thousand


Correct BDP2 - friendly girl that she was :)
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