September 30, 2008

Who Sang It?

Update: I put the answers in the comments. Some of these were really hard. One interesting thing about this lyric, several of you guessed Def Lepard which is correct, they did sing this in their song Pyromania, but I was thinking of Neil Young when I used it:

"It's better to burn out, than fade away"

That line was made famous to a generation that probably didn't listen much to either Neil or Def Lep, because Kurt Cobain used it in his suicide note.

Can you name the artist and the song?


  1. All of us get lost in the darkness, dreamers learn to steer by the stars.
  2. And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make. The Beatles,
  3. Don't ask me what I think of you, I might not give the answer that you want me to.
  4. Freedom, well, that's just some people talking. Your prison is walking through this world all alone.
  5. I don't need no money, fortune, or fame. I got all the riches baby, one man can claim.
  6. I understand about indecision, but I don't care if I get behind. People living in competition, all I want is to have my peace of mind.
  7. I was born with a plastic spoon in my mouth.
  8. I'm not a number. Dammit, I'm a man.
  9. It's better to burn out, than to fade away.
  10. My uniform is leather and my power is my age.
  11. Nobody wants him, he just stares at the world. Planning his vengeance, that he will soon unfold.
  12. Same old song, just a drop of water in an endless sea. All we do, crumbles to the ground though we refuse to see, dust in the wind, all we are is dust in the wind.
  13. Send me dead flowers to my wedding and I won't forget to put roses on your grave.
  14. So tonight you better stop and rebuild all your ruins, because peace and trust can win the day despite of all your losing.
  15. Talk about your plenty, talk about your ills, one man gathers what another man spills.
  16. Then one day you find, ten years have got behind you. No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun.
  17. There's an opera out on the turnpike, there's a ballet being fought out in the alley.
  18. Thinking is the best way to travel.
  19. You bought a guitar to punish your Mom.
  20. You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.
  21. You're dangerous cause your honest, you're dangerous cause you don't know what you want.

13 comments:

digitaldrummer said...

The first one is Rush

(lyrics by Peart music by Lee and Lifeson)

the song is "The Pass"

musicobsessive said...

Blimey! These are a bit tricky. However, just to get the rest of you started *ahem*:
2. Beatles - The End
7. Who - Substitute

All yours!

monstermash said...

4. Desperado, Eagles
9. Rock of Ages, Def Leppard
12. Dust in the Wind, Kansas

Malcolm said...

#5 is My Girl by The Temptations

musicobsessive said...

Oh yes and..

16. Pink Floyd - Time

Jeff said...

1. Rush
2. The Beatles
4. The Eagles
6. Boston
7. The Who
9. Neil Young
11. Black Sabbath
12. Kansas
16. Pink Floyd
19. Pink Floyd
20. Dylan

Some of the others look familiar, I'm going to have to think about them.

Bart said...

10 is Rock and roll all night by kiss

Dr. John said...

1 - ?
2 - Beatles, The End
3 - No idea of the title, but it was by Fleetwood Mac (I think)
4 - ?
5 - ?
6 - Boston, Take a Look Ahead
7 - The Who, Substitute
8 - ?
9 - Neil Young, Hey Hey, My My
10 - ?
11 - The Who, something from Tommy?
12 - Kansas, Dust in the Wind
13 - ?
14 - Led Zeppelin, The Immigrant Song
15 - ?
16 - Pink Floyd, Time
17 - ?
18 - ?
19 - ?
20 - ?
21 - ?

Dr. John said...

I will amend my answer to #11 to Black Sabbath's Iron Man. Oops!

Jwonderboy said...

2. Beatles - The End
4. Eagles - Desperado
5. Temptations - My Girl
6. Boston - Peace of Mind
7. Who - Substitute
8. Bob Seeger - Feel Like a Number
9. Neil Young - My, My Hey Hey
12.Kansas - Dust in the Wind
13. Stones -
14. Len Zemple - Immigrant Song
16. Pink Floyd -
17. Bruce - Born to Run (cant believe you waited until #17
18. Moody Blues -

That's all my brain will give right now.

Bart said...

oops, I meant number 10 is Flaming youth by kiss. I got confused....

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

1. Rush, The Pass
2. The Beatles, The End
3. Fleetwood Mac,
4. The Eagles, Desperado
5. The Tempations, My Girl
6. Boston, Peace of Mind
7. The Who, Substitute
8. Bob Seeger, Feel Like a Number
9. Neil Young and/or Def Lepard
10. Kiss, Rock and Roll All Night
11. Black Sabbath, Iron Man
12. Kansas, Dust in the Wind
13. Rolling Stones, Dead Flowers
14. Led Zeppelin, The Immigrant Song
15. Grateful Dead, St. Stephen
16. Pink Floyd, Time
17. Bruce, Jungleland
18. The Moody Blues, Thinking is the Best Way to Travel
19. Pink Floyd, Welcome to the Machine
20. Bob Dylan, Subterranean Homesick Blues
21. U2, Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses

Anonymous said...

3. Oh Well - Fleetwood Mac

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