February 23, 2009

Recognize These Lyrics:

I haven't done this in a while.  I heard a few of these songs today, can you guess what they are by these lines from they lyrics?

1.  "Mama told me not to look into the eyes of the sun, but Mama, that's where the fun is."

2.  "Alvin Tostig has a son today"

3.  "Now me and my mate were back at the shack, we had Spike Jones on the box
She said, I can't take the way he sings, but I love to hear him talk."

4.  "To find a queen without a king
They say she plays guitar and cries and sings."

5.  "How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat.
Some dance to remember, some dance to forget  ."

Bonus points:  Song 2 has a connection to something about song 3, do you know what it is?


drewzepmeister said...

Right off the bat,I know four and five. The rest, I'd have to think about.

#4 is Led Zeppelin's Going to California and #5 is Eagles Hotel California.

I can assume the rest has a California connection:)

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

Drew, actually the rest DO NOT have a CA theme, that was a "fluke" and I didn't really notice I did that!!!

Mr. Saucy said...

#1 is Blinded By The Light by Mr. Springsteen. I knew that one & #5 off the bat.

Southern (in)Sanity said...

"Blinded By The Light" - Bruce Springsteen

"Levon" - Elton John

"Up On Cripple Creek" - The Band

"Going To California" - Led Zeppelin

"Hotel California" - The Eagles

The title of Elton John's song is the first name of the lead vocalist - and the only American member - of The Band (Levon Helm).

Sean Coleman said...

Blinded by the Light, Levon, Up on Cripple Creek, Going to California, Hotel California

All great tunes :)

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

Hey Mr. Saucy, thanks for stopping by and yep, you're right.

Hey S(in) S, excellent. For years I didn't know about the connection between the song by EJ and Levon Helm!

Unholy_Diver said...

1. Blinded By the Light- Manfred Mann

2. no idea

3. Up on Cripple Creek- The Band

4. no idea

5. Hotel California- The Eagles

Unholy_Diver said...

BTW, I only recognize the Manfred Mann version, despite the song being written by some other guy.

JohnnyG's Blues said...

4 and 5 are easy. Going To California and Hotel California.

2 and 3 are out for me.

1 is on the tip of my tongue.


Dr. John said...

1 - Blinded by the Light (Bruce or Manfred Mann)

2 - ?

3 - No idea. Love shack? Something by Elvis Costello?

4 - Goin' to California (Led Zep)

5 - Hotel California (Eagles)

No clue for the bonus when I don't know 2 or 3! :-)

Starrlight said...

Late to the party but must add that Levon Helm ownz.

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