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Subject: Directional Lyrics Quiz (FINISHED!)

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 05/28/04 at 2:16 pm

That's right, all of the song titles will contain one or more 'direction(s)'...i.e. north, south, east or west.  Name the song and the artist(s).  Limit: 3

Slight correction added to #3.

Good luck!

1. "You sure have saved this man whose soul was in need"
Sylence  (South City Midnight Lady - Doobie Brothers)

2. "She's perched like a parrot"
Sylence  West Intermezzo (I Saw You First) - John Mellencamp]

3. "And everybody does what nobody will allow"
Paul/Bobo  (Goin' Southbound - Stan Ridgway)

4. "With John F. Kennedy and The Beatles"
Indy  (Life In A Northern Town - Dream Academy)

5. "Just to buy a loaf of bread and a box of s'mores"
cornwallis  (Born In East L.A. - Cheech Marin)

6. "Shadows are haunting me, drifting down to the sea"
Sylence  (Northern Skyline - Clannad)
Extra points to Sylence for getting this one.  :)

7. "Life is peaceful there in the open air"
Paul  (Go West - The Village People)

8. "Sitting in the back room waiting for the big boom"
Indy  (Wild, Wild West - The Escape Club)

9. "Below that old white mountain"
Paul  (North To Alaska - Johnny Horton)

10. "Knock twice, rap with your cane"
Mordor  (Here At The Western World - Steely Dan)

11. "She is all that I have left and music is her name"
gemini  (Southern Cross - Crosby, Stills & Nash)

12. "Send my lovin' baby back to me"
nally/Paul  (Western Union - The Five Americans)

13. "Whistling tunes that you know and love so"
Paul  (Southern Nights - Glen Campbell)

14. "Sometimes you're better off dead"
Paul  (West End Girls - The Pet Shop Boys)

15. "Aunts, kids, all the relations"
Mordor  (East West - Herman's Hermits)


Subject: Re: Directional Lyrics Quiz

Written By: Indy Gent on 05/28/04 at 2:31 pm

4. Life In a Northern Town-Dream Academy
8. Wild Wild West-Escape Club

Subject: Re: Directional Lyrics Quiz

Written By: Gwen on 05/28/04 at 2:36 pm

8. Wild Wild West by Escape Club

Subject: Re: Directional Lyrics Quiz

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 05/28/04 at 2:39 pm


4. Life In a Northern Town-Dream Academy
8. Wild Wild West-Escape Club


2 for 2, Indy!  :)

Subject: Re: Directional Lyrics Quiz

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 05/28/04 at 2:39 pm


8. Wild Wild West by Escape Club


Hi Gwen!  That is correct, but I'm afraid that Indy Gent jumped in just before you.  :(

Subject: Re: Directional Lyrics Quiz

Written By: Paul on 05/28/04 at 3:29 pm

Hiya Karen...

#7. 'Go West' - Pet Shop Boys did a huge-selling version over here, but you're probably more familiar with The Village People
#9. 'North To Alaska' - Johnny Horton
#14. 'West End Girls' - Pet Shop Boys (this time!)

Subject: Re: Directional Lyrics Quiz

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 05/28/04 at 3:53 pm


Hiya Karen...

#7. 'Go West' - Pet Shop Boys did a huge-selling version over here, but you're probably more familiar with The Village People
#9. 'North To Alaska' - Johnny Horton
#14. 'West End Girls' - Pet Shop Boys (this time!)



Nicely done, Paul!  :)

Subject: Re: Directional Lyrics Quiz

Written By: cornwallis on 05/28/04 at 4:17 pm

5.  Cheech & Chong  "Born in East L. A."

---cornwallis

Subject: Re: Directional Lyrics Quiz

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 05/28/04 at 4:19 pm


5.  Cheech & Chong  "Born in East L. A."

---cornwallis


Correct!  :)

Subject: Re: Directional Lyrics Quiz

Written By: gemini61 on 05/28/04 at 4:23 pm

#11.Southern Cross--Crosby, Stills and Nash

Subject: Re: Directional Lyrics Quiz

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 05/28/04 at 5:45 pm


#11.Southern Cross--Crosby, Stills and Nash


Right on, gemini!  :)

BTW, that's one of my favorite songs!  8)

Subject: Re: Directional Lyrics Quiz

Written By: Mordor on 05/28/04 at 8:21 pm

10.Steely Dan-Here at the Western World
15.Herman's Hermits-East West

Subject: Re: Directional Lyrics Quiz

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 05/28/04 at 9:47 pm


10.Steely Dan-Here at the Western World
15.Herman's Hermits-East West


Well done, Mordor!  :)

Subject: Re: Directional Lyrics Quiz

Written By: Lanie on 05/29/04 at 2:50 pm

Hi CF! :)
#1."South City Midnight Lady" - The Doobie Brothers
#2. "Key West Intermezzo (I Saw You First)" - John Mellencamp
#6.  "Northern Skyline" - Clannad

Subject: Re: Directional Lyrics Quiz

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 05/29/04 at 6:38 pm


Hi CF! :)
#1."South City Midnight Lady" - The Doobie Brothers
#2. "Key West Intermezzo (I Saw You First)" - John Mellencamp
#6.  "Northern Skyline" - Clannad


Splendid, Sylence!  8)

I have to say I'm impressed that you knew "Northern Skyline" (by Clannad)!  ;)

Subject: Re: Directional Lyrics Quiz (3 LEFT - No Limit - HINTS!!!)

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 06/02/04 at 12:57 pm

*Bumped with HINTS*

Subject: Re: Directional Lyrics Quiz (3 LEFT - No Limit - HINTS!!!)

Written By: nally on 06/02/04 at 1:50 pm

#12 is "Western Union", but I don't know the name of the band. So will I get half credit?

Subject: Re: Directional Lyrics Quiz (3 LEFT - No Limit - HINTS!!!)

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 06/02/04 at 2:04 pm


#12 is "Western Union", but I don't know the name of the band. So will I get half credit?


Yes, nally...you'll get half credit!  ;)

Subject: Re: Directional Lyrics Quiz (3 LEFT - No Limit - HINTS!!!)

Written By: Paul on 06/02/04 at 2:11 pm


#12 is "Western Union", but I don't know the name of the band. So will I get half credit?


Hi Karen...ooh, am I confused now!!

Going by your clues (and if nally's got the title correct), I'd say the artist was 'The Five Americans'...trouble is, I didn't recall those lyrics in their song...

Just had a quick play of it, and no...they're not in there...(??!!)

#13. (With a little of your assistance...) is 'Southern Nights' by Glen Campbell (not one of his better efforts...probably why it didn't immediately register...)

Subject: Re: Directional Lyrics Quiz (3 LEFT - No Limit - HINTS!!!)

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 06/02/04 at 2:29 pm




Hi Karen...ooh, am I confused now!!

Going by your clues (and if nally's got the title correct), I'd say the artist was 'The Five Americans'...trouble is, I didn't recall those lyrics in their song...

Just had a quick play of it, and no...they're not in there...(??!!)


Hi Paul!

Well to be honest I don't have the song in my personal collection, so I picked a line using a lyrics site.  Just now I keyed the line into Google and it came up with "Western Union" by both Elvis Presley and The Five Americans.  If you say that those particular lyrics aren't in the song then the lyrics site I used must be incorrect.  :-\\ :-#13. (With a little of your assistance...) is 'Southern Nights' by Glen Campbell (not one of his better efforts...probably why it didn't immediately register...)

Correct!  And I agree with you in that it wasn't that great a song.  :)

Subject: Re: Directional Lyrics Quiz (3 LEFT - No Limit - HINTS!!!)

Written By: Paul on 06/02/04 at 2:40 pm




Hi Paul!

Well to be honest I don't have the song in my personal collection, so I picked a line using a lyrics site.  Just now I keyed the line into Google and it came up with "Western Union" by both Elvis Presley and The Five Americans.  If you say that those particular lyrics aren't in the song then the lyrics site I used must be incorrect.  :-\\ :-[



I think I can see where the confusion lies, Karen - I've just had a gander myself...

The lyrics you provided were by Tepper & Bennett, and this must be the version by Elvis...can't say for certain as I've never heard it!

The Five Americans song was written by three of the group...namely Michael Rabon, Norman Ezell and John Durrill...

Very strange how both have been lumped together as one song...!

And as for #3...well, I'm completely stumped, for one...!!

Subject: Re: Directional Lyrics Quiz (1 LEFT - NEW HINTS!)

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 06/04/04 at 7:42 pm

Bumped with new hints!

Subject: Re: Directional Lyrics Quiz (1 LEFT - NEW HINTS!)

Written By: Paul on 06/06/04 at 2:13 am

Well Karen, as regards #3. the artist would be Stan Ridgway, but as to what the song is...still stumped, sad to say...

Apart from Wall Of Voodoo's 'Mexican Radio', I only know one other song of his - 'Camouflage' (which #3. isn't...)

Subject: Re: Directional Lyrics Quiz (1 LEFT - NEW HINTS!)

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 06/06/04 at 2:16 am


Well Karen, as regards #3. the artist would be Stan Ridgway, but as to what the song is...still stumped, sad to say...

Apart from Wall Of Voodoo's 'Mexican Radio', I only know one other song of his - 'Camouflage' (which #3. isn't...)


Hiya Paul!

You are correct with the artist!  I have a feeling that this will drag on and on unless I just reveal what the song is called.  Would you like me to do that?  I don't mind....really.  :)

Subject: Re: Directional Lyrics Quiz (0.5 LEFT - NEW HINTS!)

Written By: Bobo on 06/06/04 at 8:19 am

The only Ridgeway song I know the title of (and fits the criteria for the quiz) is Goin' Southbound. Would this be it?

Subject: Re: Directional Lyrics Quiz (0.5 LEFT - NEW HINTS!)

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 06/06/04 at 4:02 pm


The only Ridgeway song I know the title of (and fits the criteria for the quiz) is Goin' Southbound. Would this be it?


Hey, well done Bobo!  You got it!  ;)

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