Sunday, May 11, 2008

"Words! Words! Words!" Lyrics Quiz I

I'm keeping out of the sun for now. It's extremely hot but there's a nice wind getting up so I'll let the heat die down a little and then get the bike out. That's pedal not motor. We've had very enjoyable intro quizzes, and excellent sleeve art quizzes, both of which will no doubt continue. I have had crap scores at all of them and so thought I'd do my own quiz where I'm sure to get ten right - cunning, eh? We're all gaga about the music, grooves, beats and rhythms, but there are some lyrics that are just so jaw-dropppingly brilliant that you wish you'd penned them yourself. My favourite bands or singers tend to be great lyricists too, so I think the words mean almost as much to me as the music.
See if you can spot this ten. Warning! There's one you practically can't get unless you cheat and Google it. I'll be very surprised if anyone gets it anyway. It's just a thinly veiled excuse to introduce you to one of the greatest little known songs I've heard this year...I'll post the juke box when you've got them all. Bar one.
Here's your starter for ten...
1. "It's so erotic when your make-up runs"
2. "A ram sam sam, a ram sam sam Guli guli guli guli ram sam sam"
3. "We sank down to the floor and sang a song that I can' sing anymore"
4. "September, Earth, wind and fire, Hot pants by James, Sly's gonna take you higher"
5. "Nobody knows it but you've got a secret smile and you use it only for me"
6. "Don't become a ghost with no colour ‘cause you're the best paint life ever made"
7. "Take a trip to Acapulco, we are flying down to Rio!"
8. "He's dressed in the striped pyjamas that I bought, trousers too short..."
9. "Life's no cruise with a cool chick, too many folks feeling car sick, but it never pulls in"
10. "Maybe he doesn't love me... I just took a trip on my love for him...."
and the bonus track if you thought that was waaaay too easy...
11. "You had roses lime, mixed with vodka, I had wine...."
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And here's the jukebox - you got them all but one - BRILLIANT!!

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The song I've been raving about it U-Turn (Lili) by AaRON. They are French but sing in English. This knocked my socks off the first time I heard it. See if it does the same for you. Donds for Saneshane for spotting this one thanks to some canny texting!!

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27 comments:

saneshane said...

5 semisonic 'secret smile'

ToffeeBoy said...

Well, number 9 is the prefab-ulous (geddit?) Cars and Girls.

And ToffeeGirl got number 10 - Kate Bush's The Man With The Child In His eyes.

Anonymous said...

Thought it might be you who got that one. I'm addicted to it. Gorgeous lyric

Frogprincess said...

That was me by the way Saneshane

Frogprincess said...

And that's two caramel covered ones for the toffee family.

saneshane said...

2 tom tom club wordy rappinghood

Frogprincess said...

Indeed - Tom Tom Club or indeed your average scout troup...

ToffeeBoy said...

Just found out what number 11 is (after Googling, so I won't 'Spill/spoil it). One of my all time favourite songs (of all time, pop-pickers) - and I never realised that's what it said.

saneshane said...

got a cover by 'chicks on speed' too, (wordy rappinghood)
...someone put lili(?) on a comp too but I've no details (6) so cant claim that..i'm now guessing it isn't called lili either cos I can't find any info...ummm?????

Frogprincess said...

Nice one Toffee - it's also one of my favourite ever songs - and not a Decker in sight!!! That first album of theirs is pure joy. Saneshane I salute you. You got the ungettable, man!!! Thought that song was strictly French release only - they're French but sing in English. Shall post the complete list when you've all cleaned up - and now there's no reason not to!

Tempusfugit said...

No 7": Virginia Plain - Roxy Music?

saneshane said...

it's a home made compilation from a German friend so had no idea it was the missing one...but they haven't txt'd me back yet!
(is that cheating?)

not the weather for 11 (band name)
but the rest annoyingly familiar

Frogprincess said...

Canny good Tempus. It's wor Bryan.
Cheating yes buy showing such ingenouity that you get bonus points. You clearly got 11. also. Nilpferd and I shall try and send some sun over. Though without the wind that's getting up. 4 to go guys.

CaroleBristol said...

I gor Wordy Rappinghood and Virginia Plain straight off but they are gone, so donds from me, I suppose.

saneshane said...

we've got plenty of sun.. too hot for an english rose like me (thats why i'm cooling off..playing games on the spill)

6 Aaron 'u-turn'is the desired title I wouldn't have got it on my own Lily is the dominate words I remember. shall have a listen when the jukebox gets a dime chucked in it.

the wee one is at 4 song is in my head but cant think of the title..is he on deezer?

ShivSidecar said...

I know who performs no.4: he's what you get after a collision between a red and a blue paint truck. I've looked up the title, so can't claim it.
(The only other one I knew for sure was... what's her name, Bry?)

FP said...

Indeed that is the Wee One. And he IS on Deezer. Of topical interest...Bravo for Aaron. It's a blinder. As you shall hear.

Frogprincess said...

1, 3 and 8 to go.

ToffeeBoy said...

Of course, number 3 - we should have guessed you'd include something by this heavenly bunch of entertainers!

FP said...

The Song! Toffee! The Song!

ToffeeBoy said...

Our Mutual Friend, naturellement... Since you asked fp

saneshane said...

we just got Divine comedy
and pyjamas is this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UxYq9MUu5w
detective work again...

1 is beyond me and my friends

FP said...

Just 1 to go then. Great going guys!! I'll give you until bedtime and all will be revealed. Last song counts as double points (sais she furiously making up the rules as she goes along...)

FP said...

There you go - time's up. Great going!!!!! Here's the final list - you got them all but one:

1. Blackest eyes - Porcupine Tree (that was the one! much nominated during the mental illness playlist week)
2. Wordy rappinghood - TomTom Club
3. Our Mutual friend - Divine Comedy
4. Musicology - Prince
5. Secret Smile - Semisonic
6. U-Turn (Lili)- AaRON
7. Virginia Plain - Roxy Music
8. Should I laugh or cry - ABBA
9. Cars and Girls - Prefab Sprout
10. The man with the child in his eyes - Kate Bush
and the bonus track....
Gordon's garden party - The Cardigans.
Jukebox on it's way. Have a great evening!!!

scarymonster said...

fp - splendid quiz, but I've arrived late for the party, having had my daughter's scarybirthday occupying the weekend. You know i'd have got those double points, don't you ?

SM

FP said...

Oh indeed. The ABBA one was a dead cert for you!! Off to Cannes this evening Yeyyyyy!!! Weather crap and much worse than here boo! hoo!

scarymonster said...

Have a canny Cannes, fp...I think that may have been our summer.

SM