Parentheses Songs Quiz

Guess the parenthetical words in these famous song titles.
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Last updated: August 28, 2018
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First submittedMay 18, 2010
Times taken30,138
Average score55.0%
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Single Ladies ( Put a Ring on It )
I'd Do Anything for Love ( But I Won't Do That )
For Those About to Rock ( We Salute You )
Sweet Dreams ( Are Made of This )
The Rolling Stones
( I Can't Get No ) Satisfaction
The Rolling Stones
It's Only Rock 'n' Roll ( But I Like It )
Otis Redding
( Sittin' On ) The Dock of the Bay
Michael Jackson
P.Y.T. ( Pretty Young Thing )
Blue Oyster Cult
( Don't Fear ) The Reaper
The Doors
Break On Through ( To the Other Side )
Bryan Adams
( Everything I Do ) I Do It for You
The Proclaimers
I'm Gonna Be ( 500 Miles )
Aretha Franklin
( You Make Me Feel Like ) A Natural Woman
Beastie Boys
(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right ( To Party! )
Cutting Crew
( I Just ) Died in Your Arms
Dirty Dancing Soundtrack
( I've Had ) The Time of My Life
Dude ( Looks Like a Lady )
Hall & Oates
I Can't Go for That ( No Can Do )
The Beatles
Norwegian Wood ( This Bird Has Flown )
Marvin Gaye
How Sweet It Is ( To Be Loved By You )
Level 75
Sep 5, 2013
So Beyonce is the top answer and The Beatles is the bottom. Stop the world, I want to get off....
Level 92
Aug 16, 2019
You guys are all so pretentious. I get good laughs reading comments on here by people who love to try to dictate what is culture. You are all so cultured! You set the standards of what is good and what is not- what is talent and what is not! Congratulations! We look to you for guidance on all things!
Level 60
Aug 18, 2019
as it should be... :)
Level 20
Feb 6, 2014
never heard of the beatles song but hey never liked them but I did get hall & oates not many have that one yeha
Level 44
Jan 28, 2015
I like the beatles song tho.. It is sarcastic.. very very sarcastic..

I once had a girl or should I say she once had me.. is how it starts. . but the best line is .. I lit a fire, isn't it good, Norwegian wood.. (the narator burnt the crap furniture from IKEA .. ) :)

Level 80
Jul 11, 2015
IKEA is Swedish.
Level 59
Nov 30, 2016
The lyric is sort of a pun..."Isn't it good, Norwegian Wood" means "Isn't it good, knowing she would." In other words, have sex with you.
Level 67
Aug 16, 2019
I read that Paul, not John, wrote the specific "Norwegian Wood" lyric even though John is the song's principal author. They were skiing in Europe, and the cabins were decked out in Norwegian wood, which was very popular at the time. Paul was imagining the man (John, I guess) showing his woman around a ski cabin, and commenting on the decor.
Level 44
Jan 28, 2015
seriously only 12% knew Norwegian Wood (The Bird has Flown)??????? I didnt know what have the pop crap was on this quiz. I am glad I didnt know them to be honest lol
Level 89
Jul 13, 2015
Not so hard to believe, really. Every other title on here (with a possible asterisk next to Sweet Dreams) can be guessed by having simply heard the song - the parenthesized part of the song title is featured very prominently in the chorus of every one. The words "This Bird Has Flown" appear only once in Norwegian Wood near the end of the song, not in a chorus that's repeated over and over again - quite easily missed IMO.
Level 79
Sep 26, 2015
Not too sure about the "pop crap" you're talking about. There are only 2 songs on this list made in the 2000's...Beyoncé & The Proclaimers. I think you need to be a pretty big fan on the Beatles to get the Norwegian Wood song. I've never even heard of it.
Level 63
Aug 16, 2019
The Proclaimers’ song is from 1988 - not the 2000s...
Level 43
Sep 29, 2015
I didn't know Norwegian Wood had a parenthesis part to the title. I also didn't know it was a Beatles song. I have a version of it by a band called The Navigators, I knew it wasn't an original of theirs, but I never googled the song, either, and I'm not much a Beatles fan.
Level 75
Jun 21, 2022
I can't imagine unironically making a comment like this and not feeling like a complete tool. I really hope this is a troll comment. I refuse to believe people are really this pretentious when it comes to music.
Level 65
Sep 27, 2015
You should add Stronger (What doesn't kill you).
Level 46
Aug 17, 2019
also (You Drive Me) Crazy - Britney lol
Level 12
Sep 10, 2017
Only reason I got Sweet Dreams Are Made of This was bc of Xmen Apocalypse
Level 59
Jun 14, 2018
Neat quiz
Level 87
Jul 25, 2018
Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
Level 71
Oct 9, 2018
Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
Level 81
Aug 16, 2019
(We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang
Level 69
Aug 16, 2019
I always thought it was "sweet dreams are made of THESE" for some reason
Level 86
Aug 16, 2019
Me too, I tried that a couple times before I got it right. Must be the way the lyric is sung.
Level 69
Aug 16, 2019
Oh, good, I'm not the only one.
Level 67
Aug 16, 2019
You thought so for good reason. Annie Lennox really bends that note. She sings "sweet dreams are made of theee-iss." You have to listen really closely to tell it's "this" and not "these." "These" also fits the rhyme scheme better. The rest of the chorus includes "who am I to the world and the seven seas." In Marilyn Manson's version, he just sings "these."
Level 86
Aug 16, 2019
Fun quiz. I saw an episode of Jeopardy recently with the same category. Some of the same songs, too.
Level 64
Aug 17, 2019
Come on, give credit where it's due. Carole King wrote and recorded "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman." I know Aretha did it too, and had King never performed it, that'd be cool, but since she wrote and performed it, you really should list her.
Level 74
Oct 19, 2022
Some of these are just ridiculous. You can't just include "I just" in the normal title????
Level 65
Feb 1, 2023
Fun quiz! Lots of typing, but I did get all 20 answers in 1:53. Thanks for the quiz!