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Songs that begin with a question...
« on: December 25, 2010, 04:39:56 PM »
Big Rick posted this fun game on his FB page:

Hey Everybody! It is thought that collectively Fogheads know everything. So if you listen to Kfog Fm or not let's play a game! Name songs that start with a question as the first line of the lyrics but do not have a question as the song title. Example of a wrong answer. "Do You Know The Way To San Jose?" both song title and first lyric are a question, no go.

He went first with Bohemian Rhapsody.  I selected Blue Monday "How does it feel?" and (I'm Always Touched By Your) Presence Dear "Was it destiny? I don't know yet."

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Re: Songs that begin with a question...
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2010, 02:48:03 AM »
Big Rick posted this fun game on his FB page:

Hey Everybody! It is thought that collectively Fogheads know everything. So if you listen to Kfog Fm or not let's play a game! Name songs that start with a question as the first line of the lyrics but do not have a question as the song title. Example of a wrong answer. "Do You Know The Way To San Jose?" both song title and first lyric are a question, no go.

He went first with Bohemian Rhapsody.  I selected Blue Monday "How does it feel?" and (I'm Always Touched By Your) Presence Dear "Was it destiny? I don't know yet."

The Who - from Quadrophenia

The Real Me:  "Can you see the real me? Can ya? Can ya?"

5:15: "Why should I care?"

... And yet another: Cut My Hair starts with something like "Why should I care if I have to cut my hair?"

« Last Edit: December 29, 2010, 09:20:02 PM by Tinka_Cat »
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Re: Songs that begin with a question...
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2010, 10:48:33 AM »
a few more occurred to me

The Candy Man: " Who can take a sunrise, sprinkle it with dew?"

Blowin' In The Wind: "How many roads most a man walk down before you call him a man?"

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: "You know Dasher and Dancer... etc.., but do you recall the most famous reindeer of all?"

Cat People (Putting Out Fire)
: "See these eyes so green?"   (ok, that might intended to be a statement or command, like "See, these eyes so green.")
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Re: Songs that begin with a question...
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2010, 02:01:27 PM »
Don't forget the Moodies' "Question": Why do we never get an answer...?
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Re: Songs that begin with a question...
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2010, 03:18:28 PM »
Or The Stranglers "Always The Sun".
How many times have you woken up and prayed for the rain?

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Re: Songs that begin with a question...
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2010, 04:38:43 PM »
Or jumping back a few decades, the Theme from 'Love Story':

Where do I begin to tell the story of how great a love can be?

That one may get disqualified as its full title includes the parenthetical (Where Do I Begin).
Let's get right to it.

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Re: Songs that begin with a question...
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2010, 07:41:42 PM »
I thought I'd pick a year and see how many charted hits I could find that start with questions. This is 1969 (see how many you can ID):

"Anybody here seen my old friend Abraham?"

"Have I ever told you how good it feels to hold you?"

"Why do you build me up Buttercup, baby, just to let me down?"

"If you had a choice of colors, which one would you choose, my brothers?"

"How can people be so heartless?"

"What do you get when you fall in love?"

You spin me right 'round, baby, right 'round

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Re: Songs that begin with a question...
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2010, 08:35:19 PM »
I thought I'd pick a year and see how many charted hits I could find that start with questions. This is 1969 (see how many you can ID):

"Anybody here seen my old friend Abraham?"

"Have I ever told you how good it feels to hold you?"

"Why do you build me up Buttercup, baby, just to let me down?"

"If you had a choice of colors, which one would you choose, my brothers?"

"How can people be so heartless?"

"What do you get when you fall in love?"



"Anybody here seen my old friend Abraham?"
- Abraham Martin and John

"Have I ever told you how good it feels to hold you?"
??

"Why do you build me up Buttercup, baby, just to let me down?"
Build me Up Buttercup

"If you had a choice of colors, which one would you choose, my brothers?"
??

"How can people be so heartless?"
- Easy to Be Hard - Three Dog Night (I knew it was a 3DN song, and although I have it on my itunes, I forgot the title and had to look it up)

"What do you get when you fall in love?"
- I'll Never Fall In Love Again, Dionne Warwick's version, please!
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Re: Songs that begin with a question...
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2010, 09:00:36 PM »
"Why do birds suddenly appear every time you are near?" ask the Carpenters in their song Close To You.
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Re: Songs that begin with a question...
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2010, 10:28:38 AM »
Speaking of 1982...
If I say to you, "Can you keep a secret?"

OK, here's the next line:
Would you know just what to do or where to keep it?
« Last Edit: December 28, 2010, 12:46:10 PM by sundaygal »

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Re: Songs that begin with a question...
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2010, 11:23:45 AM »

"Anybody here seen my old friend Abraham?"
- Abraham Martin and John

"Have I ever told you how good it feels to hold you?"
??

"Why do you build me up Buttercup, baby, just to let me down?"
Build me Up Buttercup

"If you had a choice of colors, which one would you choose, my brothers?"
??

"How can people be so heartless?"
- Easy to Be Hard - Three Dog Night (I knew it was a 3DN song, and although I have it on my itunes, I forgot the title and had to look it up)

"What do you get when you fall in love?"
- I'll Never Fall In Love Again, Dionne Warwick's version, please!


Ding ding ding! on the ones you guessed.

"Have I ever told you how good it feels to hold you?"
??

is tricky; it's a remake of an early-'60s hit.

"If you had a choice of colors, which one would you choose, my brothers?"
??

is a soul classic.

You spin me right 'round, baby, right 'round

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Re: Songs that begin with a question...
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2010, 01:03:10 PM »

"Anybody here seen my old friend Abraham?"
- Abraham Martin and John

"Have I ever told you how good it feels to hold you?"
??

"Why do you build me up Buttercup, baby, just to let me down?"
Build me Up Buttercup

"If you had a choice of colors, which one would you choose, my brothers?"
??

"How can people be so heartless?"
- Easy to Be Hard - Three Dog Night (I knew it was a 3DN song, and although I have it on my itunes, I forgot the title and had to look it up)

"What do you get when you fall in love?"
- I'll Never Fall In Love Again, Dionne Warwick's version, please!


"If you had a choice of colors, which one would you choose, my brothers?"
??

is a soul classic.


I know this is the wrong year and genre, but I keep singing this with the People Who Died (Jim Carroll Band) melody!

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Re: Songs that begin with a question...
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2010, 11:30:57 PM »

"Anybody here seen my old friend Abraham?"
- Abraham Martin and John

"Have I ever told you how good it feels to hold you?"
??

"Why do you build me up Buttercup, baby, just to let me down?"
Build me Up Buttercup

"If you had a choice of colors, which one would you choose, my brothers?"
??

"How can people be so heartless?"
- Easy to Be Hard - Three Dog Night (I knew it was a 3DN song, and although I have it on my itunes, I forgot the title and had to look it up)

"What do you get when you fall in love?"
- I'll Never Fall In Love Again, Dionne Warwick's version, please!


Ding ding ding! on the ones you guessed.

"Have I ever told you how good it feels to hold you?"
??

is tricky; it's a remake of an early-'60s hit.

"If you had a choice of colors, which one would you choose, my brothers?"
??

is a soul classic.



Late in arriving, but Andy Kim's "Baby I Love You" and the Impressions' "Choice of Colors."
“The choir of children sing their song.  They've practiced all year long.  Ding dong.  Ding dong.  Ding dong.”

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Re: Songs that begin with a question...
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2010, 08:08:45 AM »
Late in arriving, but Andy Kim's "Baby I Love You" and the Impressions' "Choice of Colors."

 Yes and yes!
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Re: Songs that begin with a question...
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2010, 08:53:33 AM »
Speaking of 1982...
If I say to you, "Can you keep a secret?"

OK, here's the next line:
Would you know just what to do or where to keep it?


It's a New Wave classic!