Ultimate Song Lyrics Quiz

We give you some lyrics from a song. Name either the song or the musical act that recorded it.
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Last updated: September 18, 2017
First submittedSeptember 18, 2017
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Musical Act
'Scuse me while I kiss the sky
Jimi Hendrix
Purple Haze
I see trees of green, red roses too
Louis Armstrong
What a Wonderful World
Hands, touching hands. Reaching out, touching me, touching you
Neil Diamond
Sweet Caroline
To the left, to the left. Everything you own in the box to the left
You are my fire. My one desire
Backstreet Boys
I Want It That Way
Thunderbolt and lightning, very, very frigh'ning
Bohemian Rhapsody
You probably think this song is about you
Carly Simon
You're So Vain
They're sharing a drink they call loneliness
Billy Joel
Piano Man
Life goes on, long after the thrill of living is gone
John Mellencamp
Jack & Diane
It's better to burn out, than to fade away
Neil Young
My My, Hey Hey
I shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die
Johnny Cash
Folsom Prison Blues
Party in the city where the heat is on. All night,
on the beach till the break of dawn
Will Smith
Well I was standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona
Take it Easy
Don't you know that other kids are starving in Japan
Weird Al
Eat It
They had a broken keyboard, I bought a broken keyboard
Thrift Shop
Win the Super Bowl and drive off in a Hyundai
Kanye West
Gold Digger
Regrets, I've had a few. But then again, too few to mention
Frank Sinatra
My Way
Sun-kissed skin, so hot, we'll melt your popsicle
Katy Perry
California Gurls
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
Don McLean
American Pie
But since your dad walked out, your mom could use a guy like me
Fountains of Wayne
Stacy's Mom
But time makes you bolder, even children get older
Fleetwood Mac
I'm feeling sexy and free, like glitter's raining on me
Jessie J
We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl
Pink Floyd
Wish You Were Here
Get crazy with the cheese whiz
It goes like this: the fourth, the fifth. The minor fall, the major lift
Leonard Cohen
If you wanna be my lover, you gotta get with my friends
Spice Girls
Every step you take, I’ll be watching you
The Police
Every Breath You Take
Are we human, or are we dancer?
The Killers
She had dumps like a truck, truck, truck
Thong Song
My anaconda don't want none, unless you've got buns, hon
Sir Mix-a-Lot
Baby Got Back
Shake it like a Polaroid picture
Hey Ya!
Don't be fooled by the rocks that I got
Jennifer Lopez
Jenny From the Block
Don't try to take me to a disco. You'll never even
get me out on the floor
Bob Seger
Old Time Rock & Roll
You never caught a rabbit and you ain't no friend of mine
Elvis Presley
Hound Dog
It was all a dream, I used to read Word Up! magazine
The Notorious B.I.G.
Weren't you the one who tried to hurt me with goodbye?
Gloria Gaynor
I Will Survive
'Cause at the rate I'm going when I'm thirty, I'll be the only
person in the nursing home flirting
The Real Slim Shady
You can brush my hair. Undress me everywhere
Barbie Girl
Hanging at the passenger side of his best friend's ride
No Scrubs
And it didn't take 'em long to decide, that Earl had to die
Dixie Chicks
Goodbye Earl
Oh, snap! Guess what I saw?
Biz Markie
Just a Friend
Let me be your ruler, you can call me Queen B
I want your ugly. I want your disease
Lady Gaga
Bad Romance
T'was in the darkest depths of Mordor, I met a girl so fair
Led Zeppelin
Ramble On
Feel the beat from the tambourine
Dancing Queen
If the sky that we look upon should tumble and fall
Ben E. King
Stand by Me
That's me in the corner, that's me in the spotlight
Losing My Religion
Baby don't hurt me. Don't hurt me. No more
What is Love?
Level 81
Sep 18, 2017
"are we are dancer" should be "are we dancer".
Level ∞
Sep 18, 2017
Level 73
Sep 18, 2017
You accidentally gave away the TLC one. It's in the clue.
Level ∞
Sep 18, 2017
Level 86
Sep 18, 2017
Def Leppard has the same "Better to burn out" lyric in "Rock of Ages".
Level 81
Sep 18, 2017
That was my first guess. But I think the Rock of Ages lyric is "It's better to burn out than fade away." Young's includes "to" which is in the clue.
Level 83
Sep 22, 2017
I saw that clue and immediately thought of Def Leppard.
Level 58
Feb 18, 2018
Having heard their music, it's no wonder that leopard's deaf.
Level 78
Sep 18, 2017
Some truly terrible songs in there :)
Level 71
Sep 19, 2017
25/48. I usually end up kicking myself at the end of quizzes like this, but I had no idea about any of the remaining answers.
Level 67
Sep 19, 2017
It hurts me that more people know Weird Al than Notorious BIG. And no love for the Biz at all. Brutal.
Level 64
Sep 22, 2017
You mean that more people know a specific lyric from a specific song by Al Yankovic. It changed now anyway.
Level 81
Sep 25, 2017
"My anaconda don't want none, unless you've got buns, hon"

Oooh, those lyrics are so clever, I nearly couldn't tell he was singing about his penis. This songwriter must be a rocket scientist on the side.

Level 64
Dec 29, 2017
You could say the same about all pop music. Beyonce made millions by saying "cake, cake, cake, cake, cake, cake" into a microphone over and over. Skill has absolutely nothing to do with modern music. Virtually anybody can be big if a record label will push them onto the masses and put their "music" on the radio. Just look at Taylor Swift -- the only reason she's famous is because her father is a multi-millionaire who paid millions to have record labels repeatedly play Taylor's music on the radio. If you force somebody's music onto the masses long enough, people will start listening to it.
Level 49
Feb 18, 2018
The 'cake' song is by Rihanna.
Level 83
Jul 7, 2018
Cake by the ocean. Cake by the ocean. La la la la la.
Level 82
Feb 18, 2018
And suggesting that skill has absolutely nothing to do with Beyonce's success is simply unreasonable. You don't have to like her music to recognize that she's an incredibly talented performer.
Level 66
Feb 18, 2018
Yeah, I thought that was a silly comment too. Beyonce has no skill as a *songwriter,* but she is a very talented performer.
Level 70
Feb 18, 2018
Pretty sure Sir Mix-A-Lot wasn't going for subtlety in a song that opens with "I like big butts."
Level 82
Feb 19, 2018
Technically, the song opens with, "Oh my god, Becky. Look at her butt."
Level 70
Mar 14, 2018
True, true. I was excluding the spoken word portion. Either way, that's not a real sign of subtlety either.
Level 48
Feb 18, 2018
You should add "Jessica" by the Allman Brothers on this list.
Level 38
Feb 19, 2018
Domino by Jessie J only got 19%?!
Level 63
Feb 19, 2018
Sad only 16% got Biggie's line
Level 35
Feb 21, 2018
I don't know if I should feel proud that I'm in the 6% that got Biz Markie's "Just A Friend"
Level 67
Jan 16, 2020
Kept trying to guess "Anaconda" for "Baby Got Back". Both contain the same lyric, so I would recommend a type-in.
Level 72
Nov 26, 2020
Shame it doesn't work to cite the Syd Vicious as the performer of the definitive version of "My Way".