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Musical Act
Synopsis
Song
Bob Marley
Man kills a law enforcement officer but not his assistant
The Beach Boys
Girls from all parts of the United States have good qualities, but the
ones from the West Coast are best
The Jackson 5
Love is as easy as learning the alphabet
Elvis Presley
Warden throws a party for the whole prison
Macklemore
It's cool to go to Goodwill and get clothes for 99 cents
Don McLean
It was very sad the day Buddy Holly died in a plane crash
Madonna
Love makes a woman feel inexperienced
Bruce Springsteen
Vietnam War veteran can't get a job when he returns
The Black Eyed Peas
Men get love drunk off a woman's voluptuous figure
The Animals
Young man's life is ruined by a gambling establishment in New Orleans
Katy Perry
Single woman finds the strength to be louder than a lion
Avril Lavigne
Girl rejects a skateboarder who later becomes a rock star
Michael Jackson
Dancing man denies paternity
Radiohead
Weirdo wants to be special like this girl he knows who has great skin
The Police
Teacher and his student have a potentially inappropriate relationship
Maroon 5
Man spends all his change trying to use an obsolete
telecommunications technology
Britney Spears
Woman is addicted to a love that is poisonous
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Musical Act
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Song
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(71)
That was a fun quiz. I've never heard of Macklemore, but I guessed the right answer. I suppose it must have been buried in my messy brain somewhere...
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Sep 24, 2014
(43)
First off %100. Second "House of the Rising sun" is actually a traditional song. The Animals just have the most famous (and best) version.
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Oct 2, 2014
(53)
And isn't it a brothel not a casino?
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Oct 18, 2014
(63)
I think the original song is a woman's lament of her husband wasting his life (and earnings) in some kind of house of ill-repute.
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Mar 5, 2015
(66)
That was always my understanding.
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Oct 31, 2016
(53)
There are a bunch of interpretations floating out there in the version that includes the "New Orleans" line. It's a jail, it's a brothel, it's a gambling hall...
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May 11, 2017
(44)
Hmm that's a contentious claim. There's dispute amongst the animals themselves, each purporting to have written it. That's like saying Girl From North Country is a traditional song because of its heavy Scarborough Fair references.
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May 11, 2017
(69)
Haha... you didn't like my original quiz on the subject? Okay...
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Oct 2, 2014
(69)
I think my description of the Black Eyed Peas song is better. ;-)
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Oct 2, 2014
(45)
This version is more accessible and does not penalise you for not knowing any Nickelback songs.
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Oct 2, 2014
(69)
That's actually a very good point HF... nobody should know any Nickelback songs. I have no comeback for that.
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Oct 2, 2014
(69)
Please accept this offering as my humble penance.
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Oct 2, 2014
(61)
Your black eyed peas clue is unquestionably far superior 👍
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May 11, 2017
(71)
Yeah despite the inclusion of Macklemore, at least it's not Nickelback!
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Oct 2, 2014
(35)
excuse you xD
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Aug 2, 2016
(35)
I should clarify I'm defending Macklemore not Nickelback
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Aug 2, 2016
(61)
I'd have appreciated typins that just accepted whatever before the critical word or words. Missed on at least three when what I typed included the given title. Roar, American Pie and Creep.
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Oct 2, 2014
(71)
Got all the oldies, none of the "newies".
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Oct 6, 2014
(49)
Like this quiz alot!
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Jul 25, 2015
(71)
Only missed Maroon 5. When i first heard them back in 2005 I never thought they would be as big as they became.
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Aug 12, 2016
(55)
Maybe help out the people who can't spell "sheriff"?
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Nov 20, 2016
(46)
Okay. "S-H-E-R-I-F-F".
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May 12, 2017
(60)
I totally guessed at Toxic, Payphone and Roar and got them. I knew the Skater one but kept trying Skater Gurl, not Boi. So I guess I didn't actually know it. But I was close.
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Feb 9, 2017
(38)
So "House of the Rising Sun" is about a gambling establishment? I'd always wondered what it was, though maybe it was a whore house.
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May 11, 2017
(60)
This is (apparently) a real quote from Avril Lavigne on Sk8er Boi: "I wasn't sure if people would get the '8' thing, but they did. It goes to show that when you take a big creative risk, it can really pay off''
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May 11, 2017
(62)
I just threw up a little bit in my mouth.
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May 11, 2017
(49)
What an incredible insight into a true artist's process...
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May 12, 2017
(18)
To be fair, she was just 15 when that song came out. I am guessing most 15 year olds have said something pretentious or clueless at some point, just without such a large audience.
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May 12, 2017
(66)
I actually knew all these (or could easily guess). I'm surprised. I'm glad QM didn't go and make things too complic8ed.
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May 11, 2017
(53)
I was trying to do this without checking the band names first... Which led me to think jetpunk was getting pretty esoteric with "Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth with Money in My Hand," by the Primitive Radio Gods. Should've realized it'd be a Maroon 5 song.
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May 11, 2017
(35)
"Man spends all his change trying to use an obsolete telecommunications technology" Brilliant
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May 12, 2017
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