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Obfuscations of Song Titles #2

Translate these long-winded phrases into the titles of popular songs.
For this quiz only: save typing by entering the initials of the song
Some questions courtesy of charlesdickson
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Last updated: March 28, 2020
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Obfuscation
Song Title
Precipitation in the penultimate month of the year
November Rain
Existing on a supplication to a celestial diety
Livin' on a Prayer
Free-flowing musical composition related to the western half of the Czech Republic
Bohemian Rhapsody
Creature of the class Aves which is not in a state of bondage or imprisonment
Free Bird
Ambulating upon shards of transparent silicon dioxide
Walking on Broken Glass
There is no mercantile activity like the mercantile activity of stage productions
There's No Business
Like Show Business
The high speed thoroughfare which leads to a place of suffering for the damned
Highway to Hell
Heavy spherical object employed in the demolition of structures
Wrecking Ball
Adult with a Y chromosome located within an object designed for viewing reflections
Man in the Mirror
The rhythmic sequence of movement which reduces the risk of death or injury
The Safety Dance
We did not initiate the exothermic chemical process of combustion
We Didn't Start the Fire
Sweet concoction of flour, eggs, and other ingredients near a gigantic body of water
Cake by the Ocean
Audiovisual media terminated the lifespan of celebrities from media
which was solely audial in nature
Video Killed the
Radio Star
Women of a high social status who are not currently part of a romantic pairing
Single Ladies
I identify as a large tusked pinniped
I am the Walrus
It is my conviction that I have the ability to travel through a gaseous substrate
without being in contact with a grounded surface
I Believe I Can Fly
Yuletide season that reflects all light in the visible spectrum
White Christmas
61 Comments
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Level 72
Mar 28, 2020
Good quiz, but it shoud accept more options for the "business" one and the last one. White Christmas should be enough...
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Level 91
Mar 28, 2020
Yes, the song is "White Christmas." That's all.
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Level ∞
Mar 29, 2020
Fixed, thanks!
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Level 62
Feb 1, 2023
agree with show business answer bit petty.
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Level 68
Mar 28, 2020
Very inspired :)
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Level 82
Mar 28, 2020
I actually laughed out loud at a couple of these clues, nice work :)
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Level 78
Mar 28, 2020
Outstanding!
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Level 69
Mar 28, 2020
Great Quiz! ⭐ The Bohemian Rhapsody clue made me laugh so hard!!!
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Level 89
Mar 29, 2020
Very funny. Maybe "Initiating the exothermic chemical process of combustion is not our fault"? As to not give away the first three words...
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Level 77
Jul 8, 2020
I agree. I didn't even read the rest of the clue before i started typing.
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Level 76
Mar 29, 2020
Still wondering why I'm (seemingly) the only one in whose quiz the "a place of suffering for the damned" is a 'curse' word that blocks the quiz from being released with that particular word... Come on censor, cough up the answer! (As I asked, QM washed hands by "it wasn't me"-statement.) :D
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Level 66
Mar 8, 2022
Might just have to use "condemned," idk...?
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Level 83
Mar 30, 2020
"I identify as a large tusked pinniped" is a top notch clue!
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Level 82
Apr 1, 2020
I got really stuck on the celestial clue because I kept ready it as diet-y and trying to think of food songs. Then I realized it was meant to be DEITY! GOT IT!
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Level 72
Apr 3, 2020
For some reason once I got down to the Single Ladies one it had already been filled in - any idea which of the previous answers had given it?
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Level 88
Apr 5, 2020
Maybe you had guessed that title as an answer to the fourth question?
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Level 72
May 12, 2020
I don't think so but this made me laugh! Also, love the name!
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Level 83
Jul 2, 2020
"SL" fills in single ladies. I was guessing something else that started with sl, and it filled in.
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Level 48
Apr 9, 2020
Darn, I hadn't heard of the walrus song but I put I Am A Walrus. So close!
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Level 82
May 24, 2020
Oooh, it's too early in the morning to start doing cryptic crosswords! Excellent quiz!
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Level 69
Jun 6, 2020
I didn’t even know “Cake by the Ocean” was a song, but I almost got it through placing the cake adjacent to seas, rivers, and lakes. So close.
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Level 77
Jul 8, 2020
I had never heard of Walking on Broken Glass but was able to guess it at the last second.
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Level 67
Jul 21, 2020
Annie Lennox song from the 1990's.
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Level 82
Oct 11, 2020
Same for me. I also tried Oceanside Eggnog and many other combinations. Only one I missed.
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Level 68
Nov 4, 2020
I tried Sea Biscuit.
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Level 75
Nov 5, 2020
I even thought of "cake by the ocean" from looking at the clue but decided it was too silly so I didn't type it! grr
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Level 65
Jan 19, 2024
It was either cake by the ocean or cake by the sea. I didn't enter either one because I've never heard of the song. I should have typed it in.
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Level 67
Jul 21, 2020
I typed "no business like show business" forgot the There's since it was already in the clue. That should count.
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Level 32
Jul 22, 2020
i did the exact same thing :)
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Level 32
Jul 22, 2020
by far one of my favorite quizzes on the site, second only to the logo quizzes
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Level 81
Jul 28, 2020
Was adamant it was Bird Set Free (Sia)...
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Level 59
Sep 11, 2020
The high speed thoroughfare which leads to a place of suffering for the damned = Disneyland FastPass Leads to Hell...?
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Level 89
Nov 4, 2020
I thought it was Disneyland FastPass leads to Disneyland ;)
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Level 75
Feb 1, 2023
worst song title ever
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Level 53
Sep 19, 2020
would you accept 'Mirror Man' (Human League)
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Level 75
Nov 5, 2020
"located within" though
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Level 61
Oct 26, 2021
Also, probably not quite what would be considered a "popular song." I've listened to plenty of Human League, never heard that one though. That's on me.
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Level 70
Nov 4, 2020
#2: "diety" -> deity
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Level 68
Nov 4, 2020
Hmmm..Cake by the Ocean...what song could that be. COuldn't think of one, and never thought to type that in...Duh!
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Level 73
Nov 4, 2020
hmmm...typed "no business like show business" and it didn't take it. I've seen way worse being accepted than me missing a trivial word "There's" at the beginning
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Level 65
Nov 4, 2020
I was laughing so hard I ran out of time. Nice work.
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Level 68
Nov 4, 2020
Yo can you accept 'we did not start the fire'? I didn't know the song and typed that but it only accepted 'didn't'.
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Level 49
Feb 6, 2023
...the song is called "We DIDN'T start the fire", not "We DID NOT start the fire".
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Level 23
Nov 4, 2020
Should accept I am a Walrus for I am the Walrus
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Level 68
Nov 5, 2020
I typed in “there’s no business like show business”, but “safety dance” got filled in instead.
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Level 68
Nov 5, 2020
I totally love these quizzes even if I'm pretty bad at them.
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Level 63
Nov 6, 2020
This was fun. Could see a real generation gap there...lol

Couldn't get the Shangri-Las' "Walking in the Sand" to work for the silicon dioxide clue.

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Level 59
Nov 30, 2020
Did it in 1:52 :) thanks
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Level 51
Mar 6, 2021
Should Chris Rea's 'The Road to Hell' also be accepted for the high speed thoroughfare?
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Level 61
Oct 26, 2021
Is it popular?
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Level 71
Oct 1, 2021
Brilliant quiz, very imaginative and lots of fun. thank you
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Level 61
Oct 26, 2021
Just another day of feeling old. Cake By The Ocean? I mean, I usually end up hearing almost any and all popular songs eventually, but this one completely missed me.
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Level 88
Feb 3, 2022
For the rhythmic sequence one I kept on thinking "Walk of Life" by Dire Straits, but once I saw the answer it made more sense
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Level 66
Aug 21, 2022
That was great fun, thank you
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Level 64
Nov 9, 2022
"There is no business" should be allowed as a type in, unless I'm mistaken
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Level 82
Nov 14, 2022
I think the walrus one should either accept "a" in the song title or change the clue to specify it's "the", because as written "a" makes more sense
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Level 62
Feb 1, 2023
More should be accepted for "show business"... I tried without the contraction and wrote "there is..." instead of "there's" and didn't get it.
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Level 38
Feb 2, 2023
Good quiz, but there are plenty of adults with y chromosomes who aren't men and plenty of men without y chromosomes, so that part of the prompt is inaccurate.
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Level 68
Jan 17, 2024
Deity is misspelled.
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Level 65
Jan 19, 2024
I don't get the clue "High Social Status" for the Single Ladies question. You could have left that out. It had me thinking Rich Girl.
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Level 79
Jan 22, 2024
Man in The Mirror could equally be Mirror Man by The Human League.