Song first line quiz (#2)

These are the first lines from songs of varying popularity – some very popular, some somewhat obscure. Without looking them up, how many can you identify ?

  1. Look out, Mama, there’s a white boat comin’ up the river
  2. Well I never kept a dollar past sunset
  3. I live my life like there’s no tomorrow
  4. Let’s swim to the moon
  5. Still, by the window pane
  6. Rumour spreadin’ around in that Texas town
  7. Outside there’s a box car waiting
  8. When I’m out walking I strut my stuff
  9. I went away to see an old friend of mine
  10. Love, I get so lost sometimes
  11. Extra credit: Said it’s time to go, well alright

Hint: these are all from records I’ve already mentioned in my Top 100.

You can click here for the answers. But give it a good try, first!

4 thoughts on “Song first line quiz (#2)

  1. Chris R

    Man your javascript “really” message forced me to think harder. I had three on the tip of my tounge: 7, 8, and 10. I got 7 almost right away; then immediately loaded some Pixies into Winamp to have a listen. Yay, The Pixies are great, and I haven’t listened to them in a while.

    Have you listened to any of Frank Black’s solo stuff, or the stuff with The Catholics? Some of it’s pretty good.

    Nice quiz.

  2. cleek Post author

    nope, never tried his solo stuff. i saw him live a long time ago, just because it was Frank Black. but it never really grabbed me. i think i miss the Kim Deal influence.

  3. Bobby Lightfoot

    Oohhh…can’t resist. Let’s see if I can do better than 50% without cheating….

    1. “Powderfinger”- The future president of Lightfootland, Neil Young.
    2. I suck.
    3. “Running With Th’ Devil”- Teh almighty Halen.
    4. “Moonlight Drive”- Val Kilmer and The Doors
    5. I suck.
    6. I suck hard.
    7. “Here Comes Your Man”- that old band of Frank Black’s.
    8. “Blister In The Sun”- Gordon Gano’s old band that Chrissie Hynde discovered busking outside a Pretender’s show.
    9. I suck to a perfect vacuum.
    10. “In Your Eyes”- That old dude that started Emerson Lake and Gabriel.

    I bet you’re so good you can get this one from the FIRST TWO WORDS: “Hey, Jude…”

  4. cleek Post author

    well done, Mr. Lightfoot. 6 is a respectable showing.

    “Hey, Jude…”

    that’s, um…, um…, Ebony and Ivory ?

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