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Subject: Lyrics Quiz - Nr. 1 Hits from Dutch Top 40 (FINALLY....DONE!!!!)

Written By: FaultyDog on 07/02/05 at 3:05 pm

It's been a while since my last lyrics quiz (there's still work to be done there, people!) so I think it's time to come up with a new one. I've decided to make this one somewhat easier to maybe set a record (at least for my quizzes! ;) )

What I want you to do is give me the titles of the songs and the band/artist. One artist/band is listed twice. Limit = 3 for now.
To help you along a little: the songs are listed chronologically.
I've added some information in brackets. In
black: year and number of weeks held #1 position in the Netherlands, in blue: highest chart position in Billboard Hot 100.

Good luck and no cheating, please!



1. I'm looking for someone to change my life (1970, 2 wks)
         Question - Moody Blues         Gaylon
2. Sticks and stones can break your bones (1971, 4 wks) (N/A)
         Soldiers who want to be heroes - Rod McKuen      loki 13
3. They just keep on puffin' how they multiply (1972/73, 7 wks)
         Crazy horses - Osmonds        maddog
4. I recognized him from the face of his son (1973, 2 wks)
         The day that curly Billy shot down crazy Sam McGee - Hollies         FBVP
5. Spend my very last dime showing you a good time (1975, 2 wks)
         Swing your daddy - Jim Gilstrap          Paul
6. Don't do me dirt or you're gonna get hurt (1976, 3 wks)
         Baretta's theme (Keep your eye on the sparrow) - Sammy Davis Jnr        Indy Gent
7. Man o man I feel a pain (1977, 4 wks) (N/A)
         Cokane in my brain - Dillinger        Paul
8. It was a present from me mother (1978, 3 wks)
         Dreadlock holiday - Ten CC        jaytee
9. Such a tender fantasy (1980, 1 wk)
         Never knew love like this before - Stephanie Mills       mandamoo
10. And if you sing this melody (1981, 2 wks)
         Pretend - Alvin Stardust       Paul
11. Home to be the body of your love (1982, 2 wks) (#41)
         State of independence - Donna Summer        Paul
12. I can catch the moon in my hand (1983, 3 wks)
         Fame - Irene Cara      Tanya1976
13. You've got to have a dream to just hold on (1984, 4 wks) (#54)
         When the rain begins to fall - Jermaine Jackson & Pia Zadora      Gambo
14. Did he go and leave you all alone (1985, 3 wks)
         I'm on fire - Bruce Springsteen      CF
15. Anything is better than being alone (1986, 2 wks)
         A good heart - Feargal Sharkey       Powerslave
16. Each time the wind blows I hear your voice (1987, 4 wks) (#1, 2 wks)
         I just can't stop loving you - Michael Jackson & Siedah Garrett      Paul
17. It was Sunday - what a black day (1988, 1 wk)
         Smooth criminal - Michael Jackson       Tanya1976
18. The streets are empty, the streets are cold (1989, 2 wks)
         Belfast child - Simple Minds      Paul
19. I won't tell your mama if you don't tell your dad (1990, 2 wks - Nasty version) (#26 - Clean version)
         Me so horny - 2 Live Crew        Indy Gent
20. How can I get through days when I can't get through hours (1994, 2 wks) (#3)
         The most beautiful girl in the world - Prince        karen/Indy Gent
21. Sometimes the silence can be so loud (1997, 1 wk)
         I believe I can fly - R. Kelly        Powerslave
22. Try to black it out, but it plays again (1997, 9 wks) (#1, 11 wks)
         I'll be missing you - Puff Daddy & Faith Evans      Gambo
23. Money is the key to end all your woes (1998, 3 wks) (N/A)
         It's like that - Run DMC vs.Jason Nevins        Gambo /FD
24. Underneath the starlight, starlight (2000/01, 4 wks)
         Can't fight the moonlight - LeAnn Rimes        nally

WINNER: Paul (6 points)

Other scores: karen 3.5, Gambo 3, Indy Gent 2.5, Powerslave 2, Tanya1976 2, FBVP 1, Gaylon 1, CF 1, jaytee 1, loki13 1, maddog 1, mandamoo/mooster 1, nally 1




Subject: Re: Hidden Theme Lyrics Quiz

Written By: Gaylon on 07/02/05 at 3:21 pm

the first one is Question by the Moody Blues

Subject: Re: Hidden Theme Lyrics Quiz

Written By: FaultyDog on 07/02/05 at 3:23 pm


the first one is Question by the Moody Blues




That's right, Gaylon!

Subject: Re: Hidden Theme Lyrics Quiz

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 07/02/05 at 6:27 pm

Hi Henk!  :)

I think #14 is "I'm On Fire" by Bruce Springsteen.

Subject: Re: Hidden Theme Lyrics Quiz

Written By: Paul on 07/02/05 at 6:35 pm

Hi Henk...

#5. 'Swing Your Daddy' - Jim Gilstrap

#10. 'Pretend' - many, many artists but probably Alvin Stardust you're thinking of?

#18. 'Belfast Child' - Simple Minds

Connection? Not a clue...!

Subject: Re: Hidden Theme Lyrics Quiz

Written By: Tanya1976 on 07/02/05 at 7:59 pm

12. Fame - Irene Cara

17. Smooth Criminal - Michael Jackson

Tanya

Subject: Re: Hidden Theme Lyrics Quiz

Written By: Indy Gent on 07/02/05 at 8:32 pm

6. Eye On The Sparrow (Theme from Baretta)-Sammy Davis Jr.

Subject: Re: Hidden Theme Lyrics Quiz

Written By: FaultyDog on 07/03/05 at 12:35 am


Hi Henk!  :)

I think #14 is "I'm On Fire" by Bruce Springsteen.



Hi Henk...

#5. 'Swing Your Daddy' - Jim Gilstrap

#10. 'Pretend' - many, many artists but probably Alvin Stardust you're thinking of?

#18. 'Belfast Child' - Simple Minds

Connection? Not a clue...!



12. Fame - Irene Cara

17. Smooth Criminal - Michael Jackson

Tanya



6. Eye On The Sparrow (Theme from Baretta)-Sammy Davis Jr.


All answers are correct so far.  :)

Subject: Re: Hidden Theme Lyrics Quiz

Written By: jaytee on 07/03/05 at 9:29 am

Hello :)

#8  Dreadlock Holiday - 10CC

Subject: Re: Hidden Theme Lyrics Quiz

Written By: FaultyDog on 07/03/05 at 11:09 am


Hello :)

#8  Dreadlock Holiday - 10CC


And one down again! :)

Subject: Re: Hidden Theme Lyrics Quiz

Written By: maddog on 07/03/05 at 3:47 pm

#3 is "Crazy Horses" by The Osmonds.

Connection? ummmmm.....still working on it!  :-\\

Subject: Re: Hidden Theme Lyrics Quiz

Written By: FaultyDog on 07/03/05 at 4:53 pm


#3 is "Crazy Horses" by The Osmonds.

Connection? ummmmm.....still working on it!  :-\\


Right again.

Subject: Re: Hidden Theme Lyrics Quiz

Written By: nally on 07/04/05 at 8:13 pm

#24 is "Can't Fight The Moonlight" by LeAnn Rimes. I like that one. 8)

Subject: Re: Hidden Theme Lyrics Quiz

Written By: Powerslave on 07/04/05 at 9:35 pm

15. is "A Good Heart" by Feargal Sharkey.

Subject: Re: Hidden Theme Lyrics Quiz

Written By: Powerslave on 07/04/05 at 9:42 pm

21. seems like "I Believe I Can Fly" by R. Kelly, but if it is, the posted lyrics aren't quite correct. Apologies if it's something else.

Subject: Re: Hidden Theme Lyrics Quiz

Written By: FaultyDog on 07/04/05 at 11:41 pm


#24 is "Can't Fight The Moonlight" by LeAnn Rimes. I like that one. 8)


You're right, Jeff! :)

Subject: Re: Hidden Theme Lyrics Quiz

Written By: FaultyDog on 07/04/05 at 11:46 pm


15. is "A Good Heart" by Feargal Sharkey.


21. seems like "I Believe I Can Fly" by R. Kelly, but if it is, the posted lyrics aren't quite correct. Apologies if it's something else.


These are the ones I was looking for. As to #21: I always check and doublecheck my lyrics before posting a quiz, so I'm sorry if the lyrics aren't quite correct - but this is what I've got. ;)

Subject: Re: Hidden Theme Lyrics Quiz

Written By: FaultyDog on 07/05/05 at 12:01 am

I've decided to give you some hints to help you along in finding the titles and the connection.
First of all: the titles are listed chronologically.

Furthermore, the theme is NOT in the titles, nor in the artists or lyrics. In fact, I don't think ANY of you can actually KNOW what the theme is. You would have to guess. So what other (blatantly obvious  ::)) connection can you think of, bearing in mind that knowing the theme won't help you find the missing titles....?  ???

Subject: Re: Hidden Theme Lyrics Quiz

Written By: Powerslave on 07/05/05 at 12:07 am

I think the words are actually "Sometimes silence seems so loud", so it's not that different really. :)

Subject: Re: Hidden Theme Lyrics Quiz

Written By: karen on 07/07/05 at 11:02 am

So is the theme something really obscure like "the first record issued by that label"

or "good songs kept off the number one spot by rubbish songs"

or "songs whose bass lines have been ripped off on a rap song"?

Subject: Re: Hidden Theme Lyrics Quiz

Written By: FaultyDog on 07/07/05 at 11:41 pm


So is the theme something really obscure like "the first record issued by that label"
or "songs whose bass lines have been ripped off on a rap song"?


I would never go for something as obscure as that! (No, really - I wouldn't)


or "good songs kept off the number one spot by rubbish songs"


Now you're on to something! You've got two words right there - and it's not "good songs kept off the" or "spot by rubbish songs"..... ::)

Subject: Re: Hidden Theme Lyrics Quiz

Written By: karen on 07/08/05 at 4:38 am

How about "songs that were written by one 'hit' person/group and went to number one by someone else"?

Subject: Re: Hidden Theme Lyrics Quiz

Written By: FaultyDog on 07/08/05 at 10:37 am


How about "songs that were written by one 'hit' person/group and went to number one by someone else"?


Sorry - now you're getting cold again....I'll help you:


How about "songs that were written by one 'hit' person/group and went to number one by someone else"?


...but not in US or UK, obviously..... ???

Subject: Re: Hidden Theme Lyrics Quiz

Written By: karen on 07/08/05 at 10:44 am


Sorry - now you're getting cold again....I'll help you:

...but not in US or UK, obviously..... ???


I think at least one in your list did go to #1 here (UK)

Subject: Re: Hidden Theme Lyrics Quiz

Written By: FaultyDog on 07/08/05 at 10:46 am


I think at least one in your list did go to #1 here (UK)


So maybe one or two (or more) did, but not ALL. There's only one country where they all went to nr 1. Now what country could that possibly be...? ::)

Subject: Re: Hidden Theme Lyrics Quiz

Written By: karen on 07/08/05 at 10:55 am

Could it be that they were all number 1 in

Holland


(or should I say The Netherlands, which do you prefer?)

Subject: Re: Hidden Theme Lyrics Quiz

Written By: FaultyDog on 07/08/05 at 11:00 am


Could it be that they were all number 1 in

Holland


(or should I say The Netherlands, which do you prefer?)


I usually say the Netherlands, because Holland is only a part of our country. But you got it right! Three bonus points for you.

Subject: Re: Lyrics Quiz - Nr. 1 Hits from Dutch Top 40

Written By: mandamoo on 07/08/05 at 9:09 pm

Hi FaultyDog  :)

#9  Never Knew Love Like This Before - Stephanie Mills

Subject: Re: Lyrics Quiz - Nr. 1 Hits from Dutch Top 40

Written By: FaultyDog on 07/09/05 at 1:51 am


Hi FaultyDog  :)

#9  Never Knew Love Like This Before - Stephanie Mills




That's right, Amanda!  :)

Subject: Re: Lyrics Quiz - Nr. 1 Hits from Dutch Top 40

Written By: FussBudgetVanPelt on 07/09/05 at 2:50 am

Woo Hoo

Got here real late and one of my fave songs remains  :D

# 4  Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress - Hollies  :)

Subject: Re: Lyrics Quiz - Nr. 1 Hits from Dutch Top 40

Written By: FaultyDog on 07/09/05 at 8:27 am


Woo Hoo

Got here real late and one of my fave songs remains  :D

# 4  Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress - Hollies  :)


Unfortunately, that's not the one.. :\'(.. Long Cool Woman only reached #24 back in 1972.  :-\\

It is Hollies, though, so you've earned half a point, but this one's from 1973.

Subject: Re: Lyrics Quiz - Nr. 1 Hits from Dutch Top 40

Written By: FussBudgetVanPelt on 07/09/05 at 8:56 am


Unfortunately, that's not the one.. :\'(.. Long Cool Woman only reached #24 back in 1972.  :-\\

It is Hollies, though, so you've earned half a point, but this one's from 1973.


Oh that's SO embarrassing  :o :o :o

Now I realise why no-one else has got it, not exactly a big hit in other places but as I am a big Hollies fan :

"The Day Curly Billy Shot Down Crazy Sam Magee"

Whew !  What a mouthful  :D :D :D

Subject: Re: Lyrics Quiz - Nr. 1 Hits from Dutch Top 40

Written By: FaultyDog on 07/09/05 at 9:10 am


Oh that's SO embarrassing  :o :o :o

Now I realise why no-one else has got it, not exactly a big hit in other places but as I am a big Hollies fan :

"The Day Curly Billy Shot Down Crazy Sam Magee"

Whew !  What a mouthful  :D :D :D


You got it right this time! The bizarre thing is this was their ONLY nr.1 hit in the Netherlands! (Bus Stop: #3, Sorry Suzanne: #4, The Air That I Breathe: #2, to name but a few).

Subject: Re: Lyrics Quiz - Nr. 1 Hits from Dutch Top 40

Written By: Paul on 07/09/05 at 9:10 am

But both those Hollies songs are very similar...

Subject: Re: Lyrics Quiz - Nr. 1 Hits from Dutch Top 40

Written By: FussBudgetVanPelt on 07/09/05 at 9:13 am


But both those Hollies songs are very similar...


Exactamundo Paul - which is why I got them mixed up.

I always thought they must have liked one so much they simply re-did it with different words  ;D

Subject: Re: Lyrics Quiz - Nr. 1 Hits from Dutch Top 40 (HINTS/CLUES ADDED, LIMIT = OFF!!)

Written By: FaultyDog on 07/29/05 at 5:49 pm

I think this one needs a good bump, so I've added hints/clues and removed the limit.

Have another go, Paul! ;)

Subject: Re: Lyrics Quiz - Nr. 1 Hits from Dutch Top 40 (HINTS/CLUES ADDED, LIMIT = OFF!!)

Written By: Paul on 07/30/05 at 6:23 am

Hi Henk...

Well, even with some very good clues, I'm stuck on a few (don't even ask me about any of those post-1990...!), but I've managed to pull out a few...

#7. 'Cocaine In My Brain' - Dillinger
Which I've actually got on a Dutch issued CD! Was semi-popular here, but never charted (obviously, our radio wouldn't touch it with that title!)...I'm sure that 'a knife, a fork...' refrain was sampled in the 80s...

#11. The magnificent 'State Of Independence' - Donna Summer

#16. The not-so magnificent 'I Just Can't Stop Loving You' - Michael Jackson & Siedah Garrett
...although she was never credited over here...
Was that single she did with Dennis Edwards called 'Don't Look Any Further'? If so, that was made in 1984, a big soul boy fave here...

Subject: Re: Lyrics Quiz - Nr. 1 Hits from Dutch Top 40 (HINTS/CLUES ADDED, LIMIT = OFF!!)

Written By: FaultyDog on 07/30/05 at 8:52 am


Hi Henk...

Well, even with some very good clues, I'm stuck on a few (don't even ask me about any of those post-1990...!), but I've managed to pull out a few...

#7. 'Cocaine In My Brain' - Dillinger
Which I've actually got on a Dutch issued CD! Was semi-popular here, but never charted (obviously, our radio wouldn't touch it with that title!)...I'm sure that 'a knife, a fork...' refrain was sampled in the 80s...


I believe Dillinger also recorded a song called Marijuana in my brain, which for obvious reasons flopped about everywhere.
The refrain may have been sampled (just about everything gets sampled one way or another!), but if so I've missed it.


#11. The magnificent 'State Of Independence' - Donna Summer


Is also correct.


#16. The not-so magnificent 'I Just Can't Stop Loving You' - Michael Jackson & Siedah Garrett
...although she was never credited over here...
Was that single she did with Dennis Edwards called 'Don't Look Any Further'? If so, that was made in 1984, a big soul boy fave here...



Well, I'm not very enthousiastic about this duet either.
"Don't look any further" was the other duet I was referring to; it may have been recorded in 1984, but it was charted in the Netherlands in 1987 (around the same time "I just can't stop loving you" reached #1; the Dennis Edward duet reached #12).

Thank you very much for your contributions. Another hint: the male artist in #13 comes from the same clan as the male artist in #16 ;)

Subject: Re: Lyrics Quiz - Nr. 1 Hits from Dutch Top 40 (HINTS/CLUES ADDED, LIMIT = OFF!!)

Written By: Paul on 07/30/05 at 12:38 pm


"Don't look any further" was the other duet I was referring to; it may have been recorded in 1984, but it was charted in the Netherlands in 1987 (around the same time "I just can't stop loving you" reached #1; the Dennis Edward duet reached #12).


Thought so! I find it also charted here when re-issued in '87, so that's when it obviously made it big across Europe...

Barring here...it's never cracked the Top 40 here on either occasion, but more people remember it than a lot more 'successful' 80s stuff...

(And yes, it's been sampled too...!!)

Subject: Re: Lyrics Quiz - Nr. 1 Hits from Dutch Top 40 (HINTS/CLUES ADDED, LIMIT = OFF!!)

Written By: FaultyDog on 08/17/05 at 3:30 pm

Modified the clues and added new ones. Someone should be able to figure them out now. ;)

Subject: Re: Lyrics Quiz - Nr. 1 Hits from Dutch Top 40 (HINTS/CLUES ADDED, LIMIT = OFF!!)

Written By: karen on 08/18/05 at 4:17 am


20. How can I get through days when I can't get through hours (1994, 2 wks) (#3)
         Male vocalist/guitarist with a "royal" name, also starred in his own movies. For some time, he wasn't going by any name...




The clue tells me it's Prince but I've no idea what song it is

Subject: Re: Lyrics Quiz - Nr. 1 Hits from Dutch Top 40 (HINTS/CLUES ADDED, LIMIT = OFF!!)

Written By: Indy Gent on 08/18/05 at 9:07 am

My guess for 19 would be Me So Horny by 2 Live Crew. :-\\
20. The Most Beautiful Girl in the World-Prince

Subject: Re: Lyrics Quiz - Nr. 1 Hits from Dutch Top 40 (HINTS/CLUES ADDED, LIMIT = OFF!!)

Written By: FaultyDog on 08/18/05 at 11:00 am


The clue tells me it's Prince but I've no idea what song it is



My guess for 19 would be Me So Horny by 2 Live Crew. :-\\
20. The Most Beautiful Girl in the World-Prince


Those were the ones I was looking for. :) Which means there's only four left...

Subject: Re: Lyrics Quiz - Nr. 1 Hits from Dutch Top 40 (HINTS/CLUES ADDED, LIMIT = OFF!!)

Written By: gambo on 08/23/05 at 10:38 am


22. I'll Be Missing You - Puff Daddy & Fath Evans

Subject: Re: Lyrics Quiz - Nr. 1 Hits from Dutch Top 40 (HINTS/CLUES ADDED, LIMIT = OFF!!)

Written By: gambo on 08/23/05 at 10:48 am


23. It's Like That - Run DMC (I don't know who the new studio artist is.)

Subject: Re: Lyrics Quiz - Nr. 1 Hits from Dutch Top 40 (HINTS/CLUES ADDED, LIMIT = OFF!!)

Written By: FaultyDog on 08/23/05 at 12:17 pm


22. I'll Be Missing You - Puff Daddy & Fath Evans


Yes, that's right!



23. It's Like That - Run DMC (I don't know the enw studio artist is.)


Well, I'll give you a point anyway, because the lyrics are also in the original version (although that was never a hit in The Netherlands).

Subject: Re: Lyrics Quiz - Nr. 1 Hits from Dutch Top 40 (HINTS/CLUES ADDED, LIMIT = OFF!!)

Written By: gambo on 08/23/05 at 3:04 pm


Well, I'll give you a point anyway, because the lyrics are also in the original version (although that was never a hit in The Netherlands).


Thank you, because I don't recognise any of the other songs in this quiz.

Subject: Re: Lyrics Quiz - Nr. 1 Hits from Dutch Top 40 (HINTS/CLUES ADDED, LIMIT = OFF!!)

Written By: FaultyDog on 08/31/05 at 6:03 am

Does anyone want to give it another shot or should I fill in the blanks ...?

Subject: Re: Lyrics Quiz - Nr. 1 Hits from Dutch Top 40 (HINTS/CLUES ADDED, LIMIT = OFF!!

Written By: loki 13 on 09/02/05 at 11:18 am

#2 soldiers who want to be heroes...rod mckuen

Subject: Re: Lyrics Quiz - Nr. 1 Hits from Dutch Top 40 (HINTS/CLUES ADDED, LIMIT = OFF!!)

Written By: gambo on 09/02/05 at 11:26 am



13. When the Rain Begins to Fall - Jermaine Jackson & Pia Zadora

Subject: Re: Lyrics Quiz - Nr. 1 Hits from Dutch Top 40 (HINTS/CLUES ADDED, LIMIT = OFF!!

Written By: FaultyDog on 09/02/05 at 1:44 pm


#2 soldiers who want to be heroes...rod mckuen


Thank you so much for getting that one right! :) I was beginning to think I was the only person in the entire universe who knew the song... :-\\



13. When the Rain Begins to Fall - Jermaine Jackson & Pia Zadora


And yes! That one's right too! :D

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