Song Titles Not in the Song by LivenickT

Champion(s):

DoyleE
Oscar Wilde said, "One's real life is so often the life that one does not lead." I should've been the one to get to say that.


Runner(s)-Up:

HomerS
I am Groot.


Quiz Description

Most songs titles are lyrics, usually from the chorus. However, every now and then, the artists like to trip us up and name the song something not immediately obvious, like "Bohemian Rhapsody." This is the quiz for that. Please be advised that the smith is barely in her 30s and most songs will reflect that.

Full Results:

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1 DoyleE 550 98 15
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2 HomerS 455 94 15
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3 IvixorB 388 90 15
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4 KPope 367 86 00
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5 Matto 350 82 00
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6 kanyewesteros 343 78 15
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7 VenguswamyK 338 74 15
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8 Frank 335 70 00
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9 twarner50 322 66 15
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10 GoodmanDL 319 62 15
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11 TomTrogh 240 58 00
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12 BringMoreLegos 236 54 15
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13 petkunm 231 50 15
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14 raccoonleaf 228 46 15
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15 TerrieV 225 42 15
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16 EggCzar 217 38 15
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17 ToporoffS 189 34 00
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18 DFisher 177 28 15
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18 ShapiroA 177 28 00
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20 quarterrican 161 22 00
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21 JonesRW 157 18 15
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23 ArunH 0 6 00
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23 SaferMR 0 6 00
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23 DouglasLovesVixey 0 6 00
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Questions:

We'll start off on the easier side. What song by a rather unimaginatively named band from the early '90s has a name that was chosen as a near synonymous phrase from the repeated line in the chorus? The line from the chorus was not chosen as the song title because it was the same as a famous Marvin Gaye song.

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What's Up? (Four Non Blondes)

This song is probably the most famous instrumental pop song of the 20th century. Name this song, played in part by the Memphis Grand.

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Green Onions (Booker T and the MGs)

Arguably Death Cab for Cutie's break into the mainstream, the title of the song refers to the "legal documents" the singer speaks of early in the song before finding pictures of an ex-lover while looking for them.

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Title and Registration

Fall Out Boy has had their fair share of strange titles, including "Our Lawyer Made Us Change the Name of This Song So We Wouldn’t Get Sued." One of their most popular songs referred to a famous '80s teen movie filmed near where the members of the band went to high school. Name the film, as in "A Little Less __________, A Little More 'Touch Me.'"

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Sixteen Candles

Fall Out Boy's labelmate Panic! at the Disco famously titled almost all of the tracks on their debut album for references unrelated to the actual songs. The two songs that neighbor "Intermission" are named after two lines of dialogue from an Oscar nominated and Golden Globe winning film from 2004. Name either of the songs or the film the titles come from. You must be exact; being close doesn't count.

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"Lying is the Most Fun a Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off"; "But It's Better If You Do"; Closer

This smith grew up in Las Vegas and was familiar with Panic! at the Disco before they reached national fame. Another, and arguably bigger at the time, band from Vegas at the time was The Higher. The lead single off their first album with Epitaph Records had multiple references to gambling. The title refers to a common side bet in Black Jack when the dealer shows an ace. Based on probability, it is inadvisable to take this bet unless you have blackjack.

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Insurance

Despite all her best efforts, this smith has been unable to find the reasoning behind this title although some have suggested it is a reference to Freudian psychology. At any rate, Billy Corgan has not been forthcoming about why he is the chosen one in this song.

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Bullet with Butterfly Wings (Smashing Pumpkins)

In more contemporary pop, a Swedish singer recounts her routine since a break up, which includes eating junk food, casual sex, and using drugs.

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Habits (Tove Lo)

This spicy alternative rock song of the '90s by a band whose name is straight out of middle school gym class spoke of high school classmates' demises in the Lone Star State.

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Pepper (Butthole Surfers)

Speaking of Texas, this song, a staple of garage bands in the '90s, refers not specifically to vermin but to a state park near where the lead singer grew up. The messiah may aid you if you have trouble with this question.

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Possum Kingdom (The Toadies)

Another garage band staple, this song by one of the most famous pop punk bands describes the life of someone who shares a characteristic with someone in the Breakfast Club.

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Basket Case (Green Day)

Finally, this song, regarded by many as the end of 80s hair metal and new wave, has famously puzzling lyrics. The title references a brand of deodorant a member of a Riot Grrl band implied the lead singer used in some mirror graffiti during a tour. Upon finding out that it was an insult, the lead singer must have felt stupid, if not contagious.

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Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana)