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First Lines of Songs #2

We give you the first line of a song. Name the song and the musical act that recorded it.
Give us the most famous recording of the song
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First submittedJanuary 2, 2013
Last updatedOctober 28, 2015
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First Line
Musical Act
Song
It's nine o'clock on a Saturday / The regular crowd shuffles in
Billy Joel
Piano Man
I see trees of green / Red roses too
Louis Armstrong
What a Wonderful World
A long, long time ago / I can still remember how
that music used to make me smile
Don McLean
American Pie
Imagine there's no heaven
John Lennon
Imagine
(Turn around) every now and then I get a little bit lonely
Bonnie Tyler
Total Eclipse of the Heart
If you're havin' girl problems I feel bad for you son
Jay-Z
99 Problems
She take my money when I'm in need / Yea she's a
triflin' friend indeed
Kanye West
Gold Digger
I got my first real six string / Bought it at the five and dime
Bryan Adams
Summer of '69
Is this the real life? / Is this just fantasy?
Queen
Bohemian Rhapsody
"There must be some kind of way out of here" /
Said the joker to the thief
Jimi Hendrix
All Along the Watchtower
Hello, darkness, my old friend
Simon & Garfunkel
The Sound of Silence
All the old paintings on the tombs / They do the
sand dance don't you know
The Bangles
Walk Like an Egyptian
All right stop, collaborate and listen
Vanilla Ice
Ice, Ice Baby
Sittin' in the mornin' sun / I'll be sittin' when the evening come
Otis Redding
(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay
There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold
Led Zeppelin
Stairway to Heaven
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level 73
Feb 12, 2013
Good quiz. I was surprised at some of the ones that i knew.
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level 83
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 58
Feb 25, 2013
do people not know stairway to heaven?
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level 48
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 76
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 70
Jun 16, 2017
LOL!!
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level 44
Apr 3, 2013
I saw the "first six string" line and all I could think of was "Jukebox Hero." Not a bit ashamed for not knowing Kanye or Jay-z.
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level 24
Jun 25, 2014
I thought of Juke Box Hero as well! :D
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level 48
Apr 11, 2013
What about Rolf Harris for stairway to heaven?
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level 82
May 20, 2014
You can't be serious?
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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 80
Sep 25, 2014
It accepted Dylan.
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level 56
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 79
Feb 17, 2016
Original or not, Hendrix's version is more well known.
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level 66
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 72
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 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 28
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 72
Jun 25, 2014
love this quiz
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level 32
Jun 26, 2014
5 out of 30!
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level 66
Oct 24, 2014
Had Joe Cocker in my head for "What a Wonderful World." Knew it was a cover, but had to think about who did it orignally. Finally got it, though. :D
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level 79
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 51
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 58
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 41
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 62
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 43
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 58
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 49
Feb 17, 2016
I definitely should have gotten two more than I did... Oh well.
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level 60
Apr 14, 2016
50% of people knew 'Ice Ice Baby', only 48% knew 'Vanilla Ice'. How is it possible to get one without the other?
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level 61
Oct 10, 2019
They ran out of ice
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level 72
Oct 10, 2019
Thank God having Ice Ice Baby lyrics in my memory is not one of my 99 problems.
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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 61
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 38
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 61
Oct 10, 2019
Not many people with a voice like his
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level 49
Feb 15, 2019
Just wondering who the 4% who knew Stairway to Heaven but not Led Zeppelin we’re and how the hell they knew one but not the other
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level 49
Sep 15, 2019
Only took me four tries to spell Don McLean's name right :)
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level 61
Oct 10, 2019
When reading sound of silence I immediately had the version done by the band "Disturbed" in my head. It happened to come along on spotify just 2 days ago ! Their usual songs might not be your cup of tea but the version they did of sound of silence is pretty awesome! I recommend you check it out!
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level 72
Oct 10, 2019
I'd agree with that. A much lonelier feel to it.
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level 43
Oct 10, 2019
I got “Dock of the Bay” but I couldn’t think of Otis Redding’s name. The minute I saw it I could have kicked myself. Memory is a very strange thing.
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