Songs by Synopsis

Name these songs based on a synopsis of the lyrics.
Quiz idea: kalbahamut
Quiz by Quizmaster
Last updated: December 4, 2019
First submittedAugust 28, 2014
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Musical Act
Bob Marley
Man kills a law enforcement officer but not his assistant
I Shot the Sheriff
The Beach Boys
Girls from all parts of the United States have good qualities, but the
ones from the West Coast are best
California Girls
The Jackson 5
Love is as easy as learning the alphabet
Elvis Presley
Warden throws a party for the whole prison
Jailhouse Rock
It's cool to go to Goodwill and get clothes for 99 cents
Thrift Shop
Don McLean
It was very sad the day Buddy Holly died in a plane crash
American Pie
Love makes a woman feel inexperienced
Like a Virgin
Bruce Springsteen
Vietnam War veteran can't get a job when he returns
Born in the U.S.A.
The Black Eyed Peas
Men get love drunk off a woman's voluptuous figure
My Humps
The Animals
Young man's life is ruined by a gambling establishment in New Orleans
House of the
Rising Sun
Katy Perry
Single woman finds the strength to be louder than a lion
Avril Lavigne
Girl rejects a skateboarder who later becomes a rock star
Sk8er Boi
Michael Jackson
Dancing man denies paternity
Billie Jean
Weirdo wants to be special like this girl he knows who has great skin
The Police
Teacher and his student have a potentially inappropriate relationship
Don't Stand
So Close to Me
Maroon 5
Man spends all his change trying to use an obsolete
telecommunications technology
Britney Spears
Woman is addicted to a love that is poisonous
Level 74
Sep 24, 2014
That was a fun quiz. I've never heard of Macklemore, but I guessed the right answer. I suppose it must have been buried in my messy brain somewhere...
Level 43
Oct 2, 2014
First off %100. Second "House of the Rising sun" is actually a traditional song. The Animals just have the most famous (and best) version.
Level 41
May 11, 2017
Hmm that's a contentious claim. There's dispute amongst the animals themselves, each purporting to have written it. That's like saying Girl From North Country is a traditional song because of its heavy Scarborough Fair references.
Level 80
Oct 2, 2014
Haha... you didn't like my original quiz on the subject? Okay...
Level 80
Oct 2, 2014
I think my description of the Black Eyed Peas song is better. ;-)
Level 48
Oct 2, 2014
This version is more accessible and does not penalise you for not knowing any Nickelback songs.
Level 80
Oct 2, 2014
That's actually a very good point HF... nobody should know any Nickelback songs. I have no comeback for that.
Level 80
Oct 2, 2014
Please accept this offering as my humble penance.
Level 78
May 11, 2017
Your black eyed peas clue is unquestionably far superior 👍
Level 78
Oct 2, 2014
Yeah despite the inclusion of Macklemore, at least it's not Nickelback!
Level 58
Oct 2, 2014
I'd have appreciated typins that just accepted whatever before the critical word or words. Missed on at least three when what I typed included the given title. Roar, American Pie and Creep.
Level 78
Oct 6, 2014
Got all the oldies, none of the "newies".
Level 62
Jul 25, 2015
Like this quiz alot!
Level 80
Aug 12, 2016
Only missed Maroon 5. When i first heard them back in 2005 I never thought they would be as big as they became.
Level 55
Nov 20, 2016
Maybe help out the people who can't spell "sheriff"?
Level 50
May 12, 2017
Okay. "S-H-E-R-I-F-F".
Level 61
Feb 9, 2017
I totally guessed at Toxic, Payphone and Roar and got them. I knew the Skater one but kept trying Skater Gurl, not Boi. So I guess I didn't actually know it. But I was close.
Level 67
May 11, 2017
I actually knew all these (or could easily guess). I'm surprised. I'm glad QM didn't go and make things too complic8ed.
Level 63
May 11, 2017
I was trying to do this without checking the band names first... Which led me to think jetpunk was getting pretty esoteric with "Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth with Money in My Hand," by the Primitive Radio Gods. Should've realized it'd be a Maroon 5 song.
Level 36
May 12, 2017
"Man spends all his change trying to use an obsolete telecommunications technology" Brilliant