Sunday, May 11, 2008

Sunday Drivelers

OK, now to reveal the answers to my musical drivel quiz. I've listed the first commenter to get each answer correct.

  1. A-wha a-wha
    "Diamonds on the Souls of Her Shoes" by Paul Simon

  2. Ayyyyyy-hey. Oh, yeah, baby
    "Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours" by Stevie Wonder

  3. Bomp-b-b-bomp
    "Blue Moon" by The Marcels
    Title: Evo; Artists: VforVirginia

  4. Bang bang shoot ‘em up
    "Spaceman" by Harry Nilsson
    Title & Artist: VforVirginia

  5. Botch-a-me I’ll botch-a-you
    "Botch-a-Me" by Rosemary Clooney

  6. Deh dum ah-tah dum ah-tah dum ah doot-doo
    "Why Do Fools Fall in Love" by Frankie Lyman & the Teenagers
    Title & Artists: Evo

  7. Dig, man [HINT: spoken, not sung]
    "Mack the Knife" by Louis Armstrong

  8. Don don-don don
    "Come Go With Me" by the Del Vikings

  9. Doo doo-dee-oot doot doo doo-dee-oot
    "Hot Toddy" by Julie London

  10. Ee-ee-ee-yee
    "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" by the Tokens

  11. Fee-fee fie-fie fo-fo fum
    "Charlie Brown" by the Coasters
    Title: Tina; Artists: VforVirginia

  12. Gadji beri bimba clandridi
    "I Zimbra" by Talking Heads

  13. Hey-ey-ey hey-ey-ey
    "Sisters of Avalon" by Cyndi Lauper

  14. Iko Iko
    "Iko Iko" by Dr. John
    Title: SI; Artist: bullet

  15. I wonder wonder who who-oo-oo who
    "The Book of Love" by the Monotones
    Title: Ridger

  16. Ohhh oh-oh oh wha-ah-ah
    "Earth Angel" by the Penguins

  17. Oh-oh-oh yes
    "The Great Pretender" by the Platters

  18. Ooga chaka ooga ooga
    "Hooked on a Feeling" by Jonathan King
    Title: Evo

  19. Oo yeah-eh-eh-eh yeah
    "Punky Reggae Party" by Bob Marley

  20. Salt peanuts, salt peanuts
    "Salt Peanuts" by Dizzy Gillespie
    Title & Artist: Chappy

  21. Splish splash
    "Splish Splash" by Bobby Darin
    Title & Artist: Chappy

  22. Uh-heyyyyyyyyyy do it now
    "Play That Funky Music" by Wild Cherry

  23. Uh-weh-ell
    "You Might Think" by the Cars

  24. Whoa-oh-oh I
    "When I Get Home" by the Beatles
    Artist: Evo

  25. Yip-yip yip-yip yip-yip yip-yip
    "Get a Job" by the Silhouettes
    Title & Artists SI
Perhaps not surprisingly, the big winner is Evo, who has earned a two-hour Sing-Whatever-You-Want free pass at the blog and/or podcast of his choice. He may use his 120 minutes all at once and in one place, or allot his time and space as he sees fit.

By the way, the challenge question asked for the phony line, included on the page, that was actually made up of two different real lines. Readers were asked to figure out what those actual lines were, the names of the songs, and the artists. My challenge wasn't phrased as well as it could have been; I should have asked for the phony line that was reminiscent of two different real lines. In any case, no one got it wrong. Kudos.
  • Phony Line: A Bop Bop a Loola
  • Real Line: Be-bop-a-lula
    Song: "Be-Bop-A-Lula"
    Artist: This song was recorded by dozens of artist. I can't remember which version I remember remembering, but it's probably either the one by Elvis Presley or the one by Jerry Lee Lewis. I know it wasn't the recording by David Cassidy.
  • Real Line: A-wop bop a-loo-bop
    Song: "Tutti Frutti"
    Artist: Little Richard. There are some other versions, too, including the vanilla-est vanilla Pat Boone recording. Of course, if anyone had identified that one, I would have subtracted points.

6 comments:

Spanish Inquisitor said...

Shit. Do you know how many times I almost mentioned that you had the title to the post wrong?

I thought you meant in the list.

John Evo said...

Be-Bop-A-lula - Gene Vincent. At least that was the original and I have the 45.

The Exterminator said...

SI:
You should have known me well enough to realize from the phraseology -- "Somewhere on this page ..." -- that I was trying to trick you.

Evo:
Yeah, Gene Vincent was the writer, according to Wikipedia. But I'm fairly certain I never heard that version when I was a kid. Anyway, since you were only a toddler in 1956, I'm pretty sure you must have inherited your 45 from an older sib or cousin.

PhillyChief said...

Hey, I actually know some of those :)

The Exterminator said...

Philly:
Hey, I actually know some of those.
Then you might be able to join Evo when he gives us a medley.

heather said...

I got the Dr John one. Pity that's the only one that wasn't much of a challenge, considering it's the name of the song.