First Lines of Songs #1

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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Last updated: March 24, 2020
First submittedJanuary 2, 2013
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Just a small town girl, livin' in a lonely world
Don't Stop Believin' / Journey
She was more like a beauty queen from a movie scene
Billie Jean / Michael Jackson
An old man turned ninety-eight / He won the lottery and died the next day
Ironic / Alanis Morissette
Start spreading the news / I am leaving today
New York, New York / Frank Sinatra
She's got a smile that it seems to me / Reminds me of childhood memories
Sweet Child O' Mine / Guns N' Roses
I used to rule the world / Seas would rise when I gave the word
Viva la Vida / Coldplay
So, so you think you can tell / Heaven from Hell / Blue skies from pain
Wish You Were Here / Pink Floyd
Why do birds suddenly appear every time you are near?
Close to You / The Carpenters
Tommy used to work on the docks / Unions been on strike
Livin' on a Prayer / Bon Jovi
I threw a wish in the well / Don't ask me, I'll never tell
Call Me Maybe / Carly Rae Jepsen
I've paid my dues / Time after time
We are the Champions / Queen
It's been seven hours and fifteen days / Since you took your love away
Nothing Compares 2 U /
Sinéad O'Connor
What you gon' do with all that junk? / All that junk inside your trunk?
My Humps / Black Eyed Peas
I don't want a lot for Christmas / there is just one thing I need
All I Want For Christmas Is You /
Mariah Carey
Today is gonna be the day that they're gonna throw it back to you
Wonderwall / Oasis
All the leaves are brown (all the leaves are brown) / and the sky is grey
California Dreamin' /
The Mamas & The Papas
Goodbye Norma Jean
Candle in the Wind / Elton John
Go Shorty, it's your birthday / We gon' party like it's your birthday
In da Club / 50 Cent
Why men great 'till they gotta be great?
Truth Hurts / Lizzo
Ground Control to Major Tom
Space Oddity / David Bowie
In the time of chimpanzees, I was a monkey
Loser / Beck
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Level 58
Jan 29, 2013
Didn't get Carly Rae Jepsen and proud of it!
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Level 45
Jan 29, 2013
Me too!
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Level 66
Mar 25, 2020
If you are proud of it you probably actually know a lot about that person, how else would you come to the conclusion that would be someone you wish you didnt know.
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Level 26
Apr 28, 2015
Couldn't remember Nothing Compares 2 U. Oops.
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Level 56
Aug 31, 2015
Nothing Compares 2 U was originally done by Prince and the Family. While it may be best known as O'Connor's song most famous song, it's a cover.
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Level 46
Aug 31, 2015
I was about to point this out -- you just barely beat me to it!
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Level 72
Sep 6, 2016
That was probably just a demo? Sinead's version cannot be said to be a cover, as Prince wrote it specifically for her.
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Level 81
Mar 3, 2017
Wrong. Original release by Prince and the Family was in 1985 although it was never released as a single. OConnors version was released in 1990. Hard to write a song for someone you had never met. In fact after she released the album and made it big, the first time Prince met her, he asked why she cursed so much in public and she told him to "eff off", according to her.
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Level 33
May 23, 2016
Pink Floyd!
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Level 49
May 23, 2017
Just "Carpenters" not "The Carpenters"
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Level 70
Jan 4, 2020
I think it works both ways. Just like "The Beatles", "The Rolling Stones", "The Beach Boys" etc.
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Level 60
Nov 12, 2017
I tried to spell Burt Bacharach like 4 different ways before I was like, "Oh yeah, Carpenters".
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Level 79
Mar 24, 2020
According to Wikipedia, there's no "g" at the end of the Journey song title.
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Level 87
Mar 24, 2020
I actually sat there trying to sing out the song thinking I had it wrong because I hadn't typed the 'g!'
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Level ∞
Mar 24, 2020
Fixed
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Level 87
Mar 24, 2020
Just an aesthetic, but the answer for "Goodbye Norma Jean" and "In the time of chimpanzees, I was a monkey" display in the opposite format of the other answers.
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Level 72
Mar 24, 2020
I second that
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Level ∞
Mar 24, 2020
Okay, fixed
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Level 76
Mar 25, 2020
I love these music quizzes, but 50% of the songs just keep getting recycled throughout. I guesses almost half the artists in this quiz because I know they are frequently in other ones.
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Level 78
Apr 7, 2020
Surprised myself by getting some of these. Surprised myself more by some of the ones I missed!
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Level 49
Apr 7, 2020
Glee helped me so much here!