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First Lines of Songs #3
We give you the first line of a song. Name either the song OR the most famous musical act to record it.
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January 2, 2013
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Look at the stars / See how they shine for you
Yellow / Coldplay
Please allow me to introduce myself / I'm a man of wealth and taste
Sympathy for the Devil /
The Rolling Stones
On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
Hotel California / Eagles
Life is a mystery / Everyone must stand alone
Like a Prayer / Madonna
I like big butts and I cannot lie
Baby Got Back / Sir Mix-a-Lot
You are, my fire / The one, desire / Believe when I say
I Want it That Way / Backstreet Boys
How many roads must a man walk down / Before you call him a man?
Blowin' in the Wind / Bob Dylan
I've got sunshine on a cloudy day
My Girl / The Temptations
I get knocked down but I get up again
Tubthumping / Chumbawamba
Left a good job in the city / Workin' for the man every night and day
Proud Mary /
Creedence Clearwater Revival
When your legs don't work like they used to before /
And I can't sweep you off of your feet
Thinking out Loud / Ed Sheeran
She packed my bags last night pre-flight / Zero hour 9am
Rocket Man / Elton John
There's a fire, starting in my heart /
Reaching a fever pitch and it's bringing me out the dark
Rolling in the Deep / Adele
Some people call me the space cowboy yeah
The Joker / Steve Miller Band
I hear the train a comin' / It's rollin 'round the bend
Folsom Prison Blues / Johnny Cash
Well the South side of Chicago / Is the baddest part of town
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown / Jim Croce
Jeremiah was a bullfrog / Was a good friend of mine
Joy to the World / Three Dog Night
She's a good girl, loves her mama / Loves Jesus and America too
Free Fallin' / Tom Petty
Hello darkness my old friend
The Sound of Silence /
Simon & Garfunkel
At first I was afraid, I was petrified
I Will Survive / Gloria Gaynor
Apr 3, 2013
Apr 3, 2013
Awesome - good mix of songs that I can actually appreciate as more than just gone-in-15-minutes tripe. And I love how you accept alternate musical acts for songs that were famously covered by other artists (like Tina Turner's version of Proud Mary).
Apr 3, 2013
Except for Peter, Paul, & Mary doing Blowin' in the Wind, which was a bigger (and better, in my opinion) hit than Dylan's original
Oct 19, 2013
yeah, it should accept Peter, Paul & Mary
Mar 8, 2014
It was in 1963, but I seriously doubt there are many listeners today who only know the PPM version without knowing the Dylan version. So it's not like Proud Mary, where the CCR and Turners versions are both heard commonly today.
Jul 23, 2015
Regardless of which is accepted or better known today, I much preferred Peter, Paul, and Mary's version back in the day.
Feb 5, 2016
I grew up listening to the PPM version on family road trips. Didn't become aware it was Dylan's until my late 20s.
Apr 9, 2013
GRR. What are these songs? Coldplay and Adele are amazing. The only two I can think of, wiht 3:40 left to go.
Apr 16, 2013
sorry (wiht is supposed to be with)
Apr 30, 2013
Classics, man, classics.
Dec 12, 2013
Go to youtube and listen to all of these songs. I guarantee you will recognize most of them. Good stuff
Feb 8, 2014
It took me around 10 attempts to spell "tubthumping" correctly...
Mar 25, 2020
...and Chumbawamba ain't any easier ;)
Apr 2, 2016
I misspelled Creedence as Credence.. (or did I? the first is underlined red right now while the latter is not)... but managed to get the answer by typing in Tina Turner.
Apr 5, 2016
You would have been fine if you'd gone with CCR ;)
Apr 5, 2016
Spellchecker went with the incorrect spelling of Credence because credence is a common word, while Creedence was a proper name - a friend of the Fogerty family, if memory serves.
May 2, 2019
Oct 10, 2019
Might be regional and dependant on age, But I would really think tina turner is the most famous for proud mary. (It gets tons more google hits. It was much longer and scored higher in the hitlist here than the version given in this quiz. But like I said, things might be different per country)
Dec 5, 2020
I do think it probably has to do with whom you grew up around. Where I grew up, we knew the Tina Turner version, but the CCR one was way more popular. They're both great.
Apr 30, 2021
I immediately went with the Tina Turner version and then was like oh yeah...CCR did that first.
Aug 3, 2020
Does Tina Turner no longer work for Proud Mary? I'd say hers was largely more successful than CCR and the instructions do say "the most famous musical act" not first.
Aug 3, 2020
Of course, that's when taking into account both the version by Ike and Tina Turner, and the version just credited to just Tina Turner
Sep 14, 2020
I wonder why this quiz was reset recently, because I'm quite sure I've taken it before.
Nov 29, 2020
Sad that only 25% got Jim Croce. If you've never heard his music, check it out. Pretty great stuff!
Feb 5, 2021
LOVED this quiz!
Mar 12, 2021
I was very disappointed that Shatner was not accepted for his cover of the "packed my bags pre-flight" song. If you haven't seen it, go YouTube it.
Apr 14, 2021
Good quiz, but it isn't "look at the stars, SEE how they shine for you" , it is actually "look at the stars, LOOK how they shine for you". Just a little thing.
Aug 23, 2021
Great quiz, thank you :0)
Jan 13, 2022
Really enjoyed the variety of songs chosen for this quiz, well done.
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