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Music Quiz 5

Which two song lyric lines are described by these smilies?

1 2   3 4 5

And what’s the name of the song?

Yes, maybe that is hard – on the other hand, maybe someone instantly knows the answer…

Additional question (since I’m a Queen fan): What’s this song’s connection with Queen?

The solution, found by kanpeki: :clap:

There’s room at the top they are telling you still
But first you must learn how to smile as you kill

from “Working Class Hero” by John Lennon.

Covered by Queen drummer Roger Taylor on his album “Electric Fire”.

Thanks for participating!

(The smilies are from GreensSmilies.com, of course.)

Music Quiz 4

This time, two “frightened” songs are wanted:

In which songs of which artists is the first-person narrator concerned or frightened about
a) 17
b) 43
things/situations/circumstances etc.?

(Hope I didn’t miscount them…)

If needed, hints will follow. :bigsmile:

1st hint after 4½ hours:
The artists of a) are more basically exclusively known for their comedy (not just comedy songs, that is); b) is a solo song of an artist who’s much more popular as part of a band (a band that I’ve mentioned before multiple times on this blog)…

The solution, found by juliaL49, though not without search engine help…:

a) is “I’m So Worried” by Monty Python with 17 different reasons to worry (and some are repeated) such as “I’m worried about the baggage retrieval system they’ve got at Heathrow”.

b) is “I’m Scared” by Brian May, who packs 43 fears into 34 lines from “I’m scared to move, I’m scared of standing still” to “I’m scared it may all be for nothing”.


Music Quiz 3

Except for the honor, you can win nothing here – I could just paint a little image like the Prinzzess’s rehbus (bottom right corner), if desired –, but I’ll ask you anyway:

Which album title do these pictures represent?

music quiz 3

You can also solve it without recognizing this as an album title, of course – hence the question for the band(s)/person(s) is kinda a bonus.

It it easy or hard? I’m not sure – we shall see… :mrgreen:

Hint after, well, should’ve been 4½h: For the second sub-image, the solution in German is more helpful, the rest is completely English. And don’t hesitate to guess just parts of it…

Hint 2: The first two words of the solution are monosyllabic and rhyme; they also correspond directly to the first two images, whereas the other four words have no 1:1 relation to the images.
And in my first comment here and one at #*%&$1#$ &§$%=! are two more little hints (albeit in German). :)

The solution, guessed by Dee :clap:

“Mad, bad and dangerous to know”

That’s the title of the second album of The Cross (the former solo project of Queen drummer Roger Taylor), of the third album of the British New Wave band Dead Or Alive, as well as a description of Lord Byron.

Composed in the pictures like this:

  1. Mad;
  2. Bad, cf. hint 1: German for bath(room);
  3. and: the little hook is the logic symbol for “and”;
  4. a Dane (well, someone from the Corel photo CD on whose cardboard I’ve painted a Danish flag);
  5. Chair;
  6. Oz, a half of Ozzy;
  7. two who know each other.

Thanks for participating! :thumbsup:

Music Quiz 2

Update: I hope that the low number of participants in this music quiz so far was only caused by it being buried under an above-average amount of other posts – which is why I’m fetching it to the top again… :)

The next edition of my little music quiz series – without further ado:

Why did Queen (or their record company) have to buy 65 bicycle seats in the year 1978?

This question was also given two years ago at Genial daneben, a TV show where comedians try to answer funny/strange/curious questions – and in that sense, I’m asking those of you who already know the answer (*) to wait a little and let the others post their (hopefully numerous and funny) guesses. :)

Let the quiz begin – without search engines and encyclopedias, they don’t have them at Genial daneben either…

The answer: Congratulations to JuliaL49 (cf. comments)! :clap:

The “Bicycle Race” video (from the “Jazz” album) featured 65 naked women riding around a race track on bikes hired from British cycle shop chain Halfords. When returned, Queen was ordered to pay for all the seats as Halfords wouldn’t accept them knowing what they had been used for. The album also included a poster of these women.

See also the Wikipedia article, including a small scan of the poster.

(*) You can send the correct answer to me by mail if you want, so that it’s clear who knew it first – if that’s important to you.

Music Quiz 1

I thought I’ll publish a few quiz questions from the world of music – at irregular intervals, and if there are any participants… (There’s nothing to win except my praise, though. ;) )

So let’s get right to the first question:

What are the next lines after

“Hush, little baby, don’t say a word…”

and what’s the name of the song and the singer or band?

Of course the solution should be found without using any search engines… so go ahead, what’s your guess/solution?


Update 2 Nov: :clap: Congratulations to Sam who got the first solution, this English nursery rhyme:

“Hush, little baby, don’t say a word
Mama/Papa’s gonna buy you a mocking bird
If that mocking bird don’t sing
Mama/Papa’s gonna buy you a diamond ring”

(more – incl. variants – in the Wikipedia), and to Julia who (after a little hint) found solution #2 Metallica: “Enter Sandman”:

“Hush little baby, don’t say a word
And never mind that noise you heard
It’s just the beasts under your bed
In your closet, in your head”

La ola

And thanks for participating!