First Lines of Songs #2

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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It's nine o'clock on a Saturday / The regular crowd shuffles in
Piano Man / Billy Joel
Imagine there's no heaven
Imagine / John Lennon
I see trees of green / Red roses too
What a Wonderful World /
Louis Armstrong
A long, long time ago / I can still remember how that
music used to make me smile
American Pie / Don McLean
(Turn around) every now and then I get a little bit lonely
Total Eclipse of the Heart /
Bonnie Tyler
Big wheels keep on turning / Carry me home to see my kin
Sweet Home Alabama /
Lynyrd Skynyrd
I got my first real six string / Bought it at the five and dime
Summer of '69 / Bryan Adams
She take my money when I'm in need / Yea she's a triflin' friend indeed
Gold Digger / Kanye West
Is this the real life? / Is this just fantasy?
Bohemian Rhapsody / Queen
There must be some kind of way out of here / Said the joker to the thief
All Along the Watchtower / Jimi Hendrix
There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold
Stairway to Heaven / Led Zeppelin
All the old paintings on the tombs / They do the sand dance don't you know
Walk Like an Egyptian / The Bangles
All right stop, collaborate and listen
Ice, Ice Baby / Vanilla Ice
Sittin' in the mornin' sun / I'll be sittin' when the evening come
(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay /
Otis Redding
Almost heaven, West Virginia / Blue Ridge mountains, Shenandoah river
Take Me Home, Country Roads /
John Denver
Well East Coast girls are hip / I really dig those styles they wear
California Girls / The Beach Boys
Sometimes I feel like I don't have a partner
Under the Bridge /
Red Hot Chili Peppers
I stay out too late / Got nothing in my brain / That's what people say
Shake it Off / Taylor Swift
Shot through the heart, and you're to blame
You Give Love a Bad Name / Bon Jovi
Some boys kiss me, some boys hug me / I think they're okay
Material Girl / Madonna
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Level 72
Feb 12, 2013
Good quiz. I was surprised at some of the ones that i knew.
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Level 85
Feb 25, 2013
I just heard Walk Like an Egyptian on the radio during an 80's weekend - that held up surprisingly well. Really good song, even now.
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Level 60
Feb 25, 2013
do people not know stairway to heaven?
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Level 50
Feb 26, 2013
In my case, it was a brain fart. It just didn't click when I read the lyric.
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Level 39
Feb 26, 2013
surprisingly most people haven't led zepelin memorized. crazy
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Level 79
May 28, 2014
I was raising three kids during that era, but I'm your girl if you want the lyrics to Barney and Sesame Street songs.
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Level 50
Jun 26, 2014
Ouch.
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Level 78
Jun 16, 2017
LOL!!
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Level 34
Jan 14, 2014
I believe All Along The Watchtower was originally a Bob Dylan song. Jimi just crushed it.
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Level 83
Sep 25, 2014
It accepted Dylan.
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Level 60
Feb 17, 2016
I agree that Bob Dylan should be displayed as answer. Jimi's version is very nice, but not the original, and Bob Dylan is well known as well.
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Level 83
Feb 17, 2016
Original or not, Hendrix's version is more well known.
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Level 67
Oct 10, 2019
interesting fact, Bob Dylan has never had a #1 billboard top 100 hit, but at least a couple other artists have had #1 hits covering his songs, including Hendrix(all along the watchtower), and Guns N' Roses (knockin' on heavens door). Shows how great of a songwriter he is.
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Level 81
Oct 10, 2019
Interesting facts: Jimi Hendrix is a 1-hit wonder in the U.S. His only Top 40 song? You guessed it. Frank Stallone's All Along The Watchtower.

Even though Bob Dylan wrote and first performed All Along The Watchtower and he is, after all Bob Dylan and doesn't have to worry about cashing in, he has always performed the song closer to Hendrix's version than his own. He says Hendrix got it right and it's the way it should be done.

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Level 54
Sep 30, 2020
Bob Dylan's song "Like a Rolling Stone" was the most popular song in the US for a period that didn't quite line up with the Billboard Chart. Cashbox, a competitor for Billboard, has that song hitting #1. What to take from this? Charts have arbitrary cutoff days for their "weekly chart" and arbitrary values for airplay versus singles purchases so knowing what peaks at #1 isn't a good indication of a song's actual popularity or financial success.
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Level 17
Feb 2, 2014
i got a 70, better than i thought i'd do! the only song i didnt recognize was walk like an egyptian, i got one or both responses for the rest
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Level 32
Jun 9, 2014
Okay so I was definitely NOT thinking that meant artist of the song, that greatly confused me. Any chance that could be changed for future confused humans?
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Level 75
Jun 25, 2014
love this quiz
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Level 33
Jun 26, 2014
5 out of 30!
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Level 89
Mar 16, 2015
I don't think you need the apostrophe in Summer of 69. The song isn't about the year 1969.
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Level 59
Jun 3, 2017
I always thought it was. Read the wikipedia on the song and learned something new. Anyway....looking at the album cover Bryan Adams spelled it with the apostrophe.
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Level 59
Jun 21, 2015
Great quiz! Really eclectic, some classic songs in there. And Vanilla Ice....
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Level 82
Nov 8, 2015
No idea who did the original American Pie, but I'd think Madonna's version is at least as famous.
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Level 43
Feb 17, 2016
Don Maclean did the original, and I don't think Madonna's is as famous (but I'm probably just biased). Though, since the first lines are the same, Madonna could be an acceptable answer.
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Level 63
Aug 10, 2019
I didn't even know Madonna had covered it. I've only ever heard the original and the Weird Al parody.
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Level 57
Feb 17, 2016
if Hendrix is acceptable instead of Bob Dylan, then why Madonna is not?
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Level 42
Feb 17, 2016
Technically it's the Hendrix version in the question, the opening line in the Dylan original is ''There must be some way out of here", whilst the Hendrix version (which the question gives) is "There must be some kind of way out of here"
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Level 49
Feb 20, 2016
Plus it is entirely appropriate that Madonna's cover of "American Pie" be written out of history altogether.
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Level 59
Feb 17, 2016
Mostly classic tunes, with Vanilla Ice and the Bangles just to dilute it a bit!
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Level 61
Feb 17, 2016
I can't I missed Otis Redding and the song. I love that song.
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Level 48
Feb 17, 2016
I definitely should have gotten two more than I did... Oh well.
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Level 10
Nov 23, 2016
I couldn't work out what it meant by musical act. Now I know it meant the artist, why on earth didn't I realise that.
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Level 67
Oct 10, 2019
If it said musician etc a lot of people would complain as usual.
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Level 44
Jan 16, 2017
I can't believe so little people got led Zeppelin and hendrix
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Level 45
May 18, 2017
For Louis Armstrong, I was just guessing randomly and I had no idea that he actually sang the second one.
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Level 67
Oct 10, 2019
Not many people with a voice like his
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Level 89
Mar 24, 2020
Just an aesthetic, but the answers for "Big wheels keep on turning / Carry me home to see my kin," "Well East Coast girls are hip / I really dig those styles they wear," and "Sometimes I feel like I don't have a partner" are in the opposite order when compared with the other responses.
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Level ∞
Mar 24, 2020
Fixed
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Level 82
Mar 24, 2020
For the record: I did NOT know the Kanye West song, I got it because I tried to guess something like "West Coast Girls" or something else stupid on the East clue.
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Level 82
Mar 25, 2020
There's no record. We can't tell which ones you got or didn't get anyway... :)
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Level 45
Mar 29, 2020
I got Gold Digger from guessing "West" when I was tryna type in West Virginia for Country Roads
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Level 20
Jun 16, 2020
The one you credited to Kanye West is a Ray Charles song called I got A Woman. Kanye only sampled it
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Level 83
Sep 30, 2020
However, that Ray Charles song has a different opening line.
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Level 83
Sep 30, 2020
When I saw "big wheels keep on turning", I immediately went to Ike and Tina Turner. Then CCR then I actually read the next line... Pretty funny that two of the most iconic American songs of the modern era share such an memorable lyric.
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Level 71
Sep 30, 2020
I must be in the perfect demographic for this quiz. Easy five points. :)
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Level 57
Sep 30, 2020
I've been saying this for years: Jetpunk needs more Bon Jovi. Thanks Quizmaster!
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Level 46
Sep 30, 2020
Although I got a horrible score, I really liked this quiz. Very satisfying trying to think of the beat and next lyrics until the title pops in my head. Not the biggest music nerd so I had to do that for most of the ones I answered
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Level 72
Sep 30, 2020
So, I know that “Sweet Home Alabama” was in many ways a response to Neil Young, but were they meaning to critique CCR as well? I never noticed that the first line comes from “Proud Mary”