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Parentheses Songs Quiz

Guess the parenthetical words in these famous song titles.
Last updated: August 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 ∞
Mar 9, 2013
Expanded!
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level 71
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 57
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 66
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 66
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 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 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 75
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 81
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 70
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 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 48
Sep 27, 2015
You should add Stronger (What doesn't kill you).
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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 44
Jun 14, 2018
Neat quiz
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level 66
Jul 25, 2018
Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
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level 68
Oct 9, 2018
Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)