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Similes In Popular Songs

Can you complete the blanks in these popular songs lyrics that involve a simile?
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Last updated: April 17, 2021
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First submittedApril 11, 2021
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Artist
Simile
Maroon 5
I've got the moves like Jagger
Simon and Garfunkel
Like a bridge over troubled water
Elton John
And it seems to me, you lived your life like a candle in the wind
Madonna
When you call my name, it's like a little prayer
Rihanna
Shine bright like a diamond
Bob Dylan
To be without a home, like a complete unknown, like a rolling stone
Katy Perry
Do you ever feel like a plastic bag? Drifting through the wind, wanting to start again?
Madonna
Like a virgin, touched for the very first time
The Bangles
Foreign types with the hookah pipes say, "Walk like an Egyptian"
Dead or Alive
You spin me right 'round baby, right 'round like a record baby. Right 'round, 'round, 'round.
Katy Perry
You hear my voice, you hear that sound like thunder, gonna shake the ground
Prince
So tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999
Taylor Swift
You look like my next mistake
Nirvana
Smells like teen spirit
Pharrell Williams
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Bob Seger
Like a rock I was strong as I could be. Like a rock nothin' ever got to me.
Scorpions
Here I am. Rock you like a hurricane.
Katy Perry
You change your mind like a girl changes clothes
Judy Garland
Where troubles melt like lemon drops way above the chimney
tops that's where you'll find me
Ed Sheeran
I'm in love with the shape of you. We push and pull like a magnet do.
28 Comments
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Level 65
Apr 11, 2021
Fun idea, would benefit from a couple of additions.. or a couple of sequels?

Thanks!

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Level 45
Apr 11, 2021
Thanks! I'll work on that.
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Level 95
Apr 17, 2021
Strange there is a pic of Mick Jagger, but not a song of his.
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Level 79
Apr 17, 2021
His name is in the first song title. "Moves Like Jagger"
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Level 85
Apr 17, 2021
Maybe in the sequel you can have some "as" similes.
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Level 86
Apr 18, 2021
Genuinely curious: is a phrase of the form "Smells like X" (or looks like, feels like, etc.) considered a simile? I know it has the word "like" in it, but it feels somehow different to me.
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Level 91
Apr 18, 2021
Perhaps not. I was going to pick a nit on that one because it's never a lyric, just a title.
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Level 62
Apr 19, 2021
Ed Sheeran couldn't even make the chorus grammatically correct. It's either "like magnets do" or "like a magnet does." And why would he and his love interest push and pull anyway?

What was he thinking?

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Level 83
Apr 20, 2021
"Smells like teen spirit" is never in the lyrics of the song. Maybe add titles to the description?
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Level 77
Apr 20, 2021
Cool idea, but I'm not sure all of these are actually similes. Yes, a simile is a comparison that uses "like" or "as", but similes usually compare two unlike things in a figurative way, not a literal way. The lead singer of Maroon 5 probably is saying that he literally dances/romances like Mick Jagger. Adam Levine literally moving like Jagger is as much a simile as this sentence... that is to say it's not. Swift's "next mistake" also strikes me as something to be taken literally, not figuratively. If I looked at a sandwich and said, "That looks like my lunch," I wouldn't think that is a simile.

How about Lionel Richie's "easy like a Sunday morning"?

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Level 77
Apr 20, 2021
Elton John - Saturday's Alright for Fighting "Get about as oiled as a diesel train, gonna set this dance alight."
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Level 77
Apr 20, 2021
Elvis Presley - Burning Love "Your kisses lift me higher, like the sweet song of a choir"
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Level 77
Apr 20, 2021
Jim Steinman just died, so Meatloaf - Bat out of Hell "Like a bat out of hell I'll be gone when the morning comes."
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Level 77
Apr 20, 2021
Hungry like the wolf?
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Level 77
Apr 20, 2021
Usher - Yeah "Ludacris fills cups like double Ds"? Ha ha ha
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Level 68
Apr 22, 2021
Too Katy Perry centric
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Level 73
May 9, 2021
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Level 66
May 12, 2021
Stole the words right out of my keyboard.
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Level 38
Apr 29, 2021
Good quiz, but I think it'd be better to limit it to one artist per song. I doubt you'll get many Katy Perry fans on this site haha.
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Level 78
May 9, 2021
Can't believe only 40 or so per cent of people got magnet considering it's the most streamed song on Spotify and third most viewed YouTube song with a collective close to 9 billion views/streams on those two sites alone
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Level 82
May 9, 2021
it's one of only two I missed. Along with the Taylor Swift song.
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Level 67
May 9, 2021
My experience with this site has been that there is not much overlap between the Top 40 crowd and this site's users.
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Level 58
May 9, 2021
thats because the google translate version is better

i like shapes

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Level 37
May 9, 2021
Ladies and gentlemen, the Katy Perry quiz.
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Level 72
May 10, 2021
Great quiz - but some of these are cringey lyrics for sure.
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Level 58
May 10, 2021
OMG three Katy Perry songs lol.
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Level 67
May 11, 2021
Katy Perry a real poet huh
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Level 17
Nov 7, 2021
SMOOTH LIKE BUTTER