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Parentheses Songs Quiz

Guess the parenthetical words in these famous song titles.
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First submittedMay 18, 2010
Last updatedAugust 28, 2018
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Artist
Song
Beyoncé
Single Ladies
( Put a Ring on It )
Meatloaf
I'd Do Anything for Love
( But I Won't Do That )
AC/DC
For Those About to Rock
( We Salute You )
Eurythmics
Sweet Dreams
( Are Made of This )
The Rolling Stones
( I Can't Get No ) Satisfaction
The Rolling Stones
It's Only Rock 'n' Roll
( But I Like It )
Otis Redding
( Sittin' On ) The Dock of the Bay
Michael Jackson
P.Y.T. ( Pretty Young Thing )
Blue Oyster Cult
( Don't Fear ) The Reaper
The Doors
Break On Through
( To the Other Side )
Artist
Song
Bryan Adams
( Everything I Do ) I Do It for You
The Proclaimers
I'm Gonna Be ( 500 Miles )
Aretha Franklin
( You Make Me Feel Like )
A Natural Woman
Beastie Boys
(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right
( To Party! )
Cutting Crew
( I Just ) Died in Your Arms
Dirty Dancing
Soundtrack
( I've Had ) The Time of My Life
Aerosmith
Dude ( Looks Like a Lady )
Hall & Oates
I Can't Go for That ( No Can Do )
The Beatles
Norwegian Wood
( This Bird Has Flown )
Marvin Gaye
How Sweet It Is
( To Be Loved By You )
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level 70
Sep 5, 2013
So Beyonce is the top answer and The Beatles is the bottom. Stop the world, I want to get off....
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level 26
May 17, 2015
Still, I think if there was a more famous song by the Beatles and a lesser known song by Beyoncé, they would have been switched around. I hate to break it to you, but "Norwegian Wood" is not a well known song. Meanwhile, practically everyone knows "Single Ladies."
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level 61
Nov 30, 2016
Never heard of it.
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level 59
Dec 31, 2016
I couldn't hum you Single Ladies if you put a gun to my head. Norwegian Wood is a stone classic, though.
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level 70
Mar 21, 2017
Not a well-known song? What planet do you live on? Norwegian Wood is one of the few songs that can be immediately identified by hearing only the very first note. John Lennon or Paul McCartney had more talent in their ear wax that Beyoncé will ever have.
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level 67
Apr 5, 2018
Besides, listen to the lyrics. "This bird has flown" is mentioned once in one verse of "Norwegian Wood." If you don't look at the track listing, there's no way you'd guess by listening to the song that that was part of the title. If you've only ever casually heard the song, you might completely miss that those lyrics are even there.

You listen to "Single Ladies," though, and "put a ring on it" is repeated six times in the hook of the song, which is itself repeated three times, for a total of eighteen repetitions. Even listening casually, that's gonna sink in and be easy to guess.
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level 67
Apr 5, 2018
(And this is all besides the fact that "Norwegian Wood" is a 50+ year-old song. Yes, it's a classic from a legendary band, but it still hasn't exactly gotten as much recent airplay as a 10-year-old song from a current megastar.)
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level 38
Aug 17, 2019
Chill people. No one is saying Beyonce is better. The only thing people are saying is that the beatles' song is way less known than the beyonce one, which is objectively true.
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level 78
Aug 16, 2019
You guys are all so pretentious. I get good laughs reading comments on here by people who love to try to dictate what is culture. You are all so cultured! You set the standards of what is good and what is not- what is talent and what is not! Congratulations! We look to you for guidance on all things!
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level 60
Aug 18, 2019
as it should be... :)
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level 23
Feb 6, 2014
never heard of the beatles song but hey never liked them but I did get hall & oates not many have that one yeha
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level 49
Jan 28, 2015
I like the beatles song tho.. It is sarcastic.. very very sarcastic.. I once had a girl or should I say she once had me.. is how it starts. . but the best line is .. I lit a fire, isn't it good, Norwegian wood.. (the narator burnt the crap furniture from IKEA .. ) :)
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level 77
Jul 11, 2015
IKEA is Swedish.
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level 61
Nov 30, 2016
The lyric is sort of a pun..."Isn't it good, Norwegian Wood" means "Isn't it good, knowing she would." In other words, have sex with you.
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level 61
Aug 16, 2019
I read that Paul, not John, wrote the specific "Norwegian Wood" lyric even though John is the song's principal author. They were skiing in Europe, and the cabins were decked out in Norwegian wood, which was very popular at the time. Paul was imagining the man (John, I guess) showing his woman around a ski cabin, and commenting on the decor.
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level 49
Jan 28, 2015
seriously only 12% knew Norwegian Wood (The Bird has Flown)??????? I didnt know what have the pop crap was on this quiz. I am glad I didnt know them to be honest lol
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level 26
May 17, 2015
I admire your sheltered life in which you have never heard the song "Single Ladies" by Beyoncé. Because if you don't know that "pop crap," you must have never left your house during the past 7 years.
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level 76
Sep 26, 2015
I've left my house a couple of times in the past seven years and I've never heard the Beyonce song, - doubt that I've heard any of hers, - but I'm usually listening to classical or '60s music, talking with my husband, or singing kids' songs with the grandkids. We all have different lives, you know. And I'll always love the Beatles but I agree Norwegian Wood isn't one of their better known tunes.
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level 70
Mar 21, 2017
It's pop crap. And I choose not to listen to it. The Beatles had talent. Beyoncé has attitude. Anyone can get half-naked and affect an attitude. Nowadays, attitude gets portrayed and exalted as talent. And it is not.
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level 77
Aug 16, 2019
@Don and anyone else who needs to hear this: These comments about music today being "crap" compared to what you grew up with are so tiresome and just make you seem like petulant old humbugs. Both Beyonce and the Beatles are very talented musicians. Just because you don't like something doesn't mean it's crap.
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level 66
Aug 16, 2019
@vermiciousknid Agreed, every generation hates the music and style of the next generation. It's been going on for hundreds of years and each time someone has said this generation is ruining music, they have been wrong. I'm not a fan of Beyonce and the like, I much prefer the Beatles, but to claim that musicians today aren't talented is just being willfully ignorant.
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level 66
Aug 16, 2019
I think the reason this happens is that people forget the subjective nature of music. if someone sings out of key, that's objectively bad. but if someone sings a song that you don't identify with, that's subjective and entirely your opinion, it doesn't make the music inherently bad.
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level 65
Aug 17, 2019
I simply hate this newfangled Beethoven crap! Why couldn’t he stick to fugues like Bach? I am so cultured, and this viewpoint surely won’t be laughably outdated in the near future.
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level 83
Jul 13, 2015
Not so hard to believe, really. Every other title on here (with a possible asterisk next to Sweet Dreams) can be guessed by having simply heard the song - the parenthesized part of the song title is featured very prominently in the chorus of every one. The words "This Bird Has Flown" appear only once in Norwegian Wood near the end of the song, not in a chorus that's repeated over and over again - quite easily missed IMO.
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level 71
Sep 26, 2015
Not too sure about the "pop crap" you're talking about. There are only 2 songs on this list made in the 2000's...Beyoncé & The Proclaimers. I think you need to be a pretty big fan on the Beatles to get the Norwegian Wood song. I've never even heard of it.
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level 62
Aug 16, 2019
The Proclaimers’ song is from 1988 - not the 2000s...
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level 41
Sep 29, 2015
I didn't know Norwegian Wood had a parenthesis part to the title. I also didn't know it was a Beatles song. I have a version of it by a band called The Navigators, I knew it wasn't an original of theirs, but I never googled the song, either, and I'm not much a Beatles fan.
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level 51
Sep 27, 2015
You should add Stronger (What doesn't kill you).
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level 43
Aug 17, 2019
also (You Drive Me) Crazy - Britney lol
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level 14
Sep 10, 2017
Only reason I got Sweet Dreams Are Made of This was bc of Xmen Apocalypse
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level 45
Jun 14, 2018
Neat quiz
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level 72
Jul 25, 2018
Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
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level 69
Oct 9, 2018
Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
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level 74
Aug 16, 2019
(We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang
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level 66
Aug 16, 2019
I always thought it was "sweet dreams are made of THESE" for some reason
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level 77
Aug 16, 2019
Me too, I tried that a couple times before I got it right. Must be the way the lyric is sung.
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level 61
Aug 16, 2019
Oh, good, I'm not the only one.
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level 61
Aug 16, 2019
You thought so for good reason. Annie Lennox really bends that note. She sings "sweet dreams are made of theee-iss." You have to listen really closely to tell it's "this" and not "these." "These" also fits the rhyme scheme better. The rest of the chorus includes "who am I to disagree...travel the world and the seven seas." In Marilyn Manson's version, he just sings "these."
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level 77
Aug 16, 2019
Fun quiz. I saw an episode of Jeopardy recently with the same category. Some of the same songs, too.
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level 57
Aug 17, 2019
Come on, give credit where it's due. Carole King wrote and recorded "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman." I know Aretha did it too, and had King never performed it, that'd be cool, but since she wrote and performed it, you really should list her.