The Song Retains the Name by PenningtonJ

Champion(s):

JonesRW


Runner(s)-Up:

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.


Quiz Description

Each question includes a numbered list of clues that refer to different songs. The common thread among the songs is that they all share the same title. To answer each question, simply provide the common title.

Full Results:

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1 JonesRW 472 98 15
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Questions:

(1) a song written by Gwen Stefani about her frustrations with the infidelity of her ex-boyfriend (and her band's bassist) Tony Kanal; (2) a top 30 hit for Spanky & Our Gang that led songwriter Margo Guryan to write "Spanky and Our Gang" as a "thank you" for all the royalties she got for this song; and (3) the opening track on the Velvet Underground's debut, which features John Cale playing a glockenspiel

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Sunday Morning

(1) a Queen song performed during the first season of Glee by New Directions as the second song at Invitationals; (2) another song performed on the second season of Glee by "the Justin Bieber Experience"; and (3) a song originally written by guitarist Darby Slick for the Great Society but which his sister-in-law made into a Top 5 hit for another band

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Somebody to Love

(1) the second hip-hop single from 2001's The Blueprint, in which the rapper promises to "Holla at ya when I come off tour..."; (2) the title song from a 1962 film that saw Elvis Presley co-star with Stella Stevens; (3) a song in which Liz Phair brags "I take advantage of every man I meet"; and (4) a 1980s hair metal song that includes references to multiple strip clubs in Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Fort Lauderdale.

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Girls! Girls! Girls!

(1) the opening track of the 1981 album October, which features a verse in Latin taken from a Catholic mass; (2) a #2 US hit in 1982 translated from an earlier Italian hit love song by Umberto Tozzi; and (3) a frequently covered 1960s garage rock staple that climaxes with the lead vocalist spelling out the title letter by letter

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Gloria

(1) a 1994 R&B hit about a hidden affair that popularized the term "keep it on the down low"; (2) a 1993 hit by a U.S. band often mistakenly titled "Half the Man I Used to Be"; and (3) a 1992 hit by a U.K. band with a radio-friendly U.S. version that changed its lyrics from "so fucking special" to "so very special."

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Creep

(1) a 1995 Tears for Fears song played over Sparkle Motion doing their routines in slow-motion in the movie Donnie Darko; (2) the highest charting single from the album Talk Show, which gave The Go-Go's their last Top 20 hit; and (3) a 2015 song by J.D. McPherson about how he's got a "heart like a hurricane."

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Head Over Heels

(1) a 1938 song by Hoagy Carmichael that inspired a common piano exercise with a repeating I-vi-ii-V chord sequence; (2) a U.S. one-hit wonder from 1987 for a UK band named after a Vulcan Star Trek character; and (3) a Huey Lewis & the News song about a woman who gets "hot loving every night"

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Heart and Soul

(1) the lead single from the self-titled 1997 debut album by Savage Garden; (2) the closing track on side one of the Beatles, Abbey Road LP; and (3) the last song Bob Dylan recorded for his Blonde and Blonde album

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I Want You

(1) a movement dedicated to "the Bringer of Peace" in a 7-part orchestral suite; (2) a 1959 teen idol hit in which the singer asks somebody to send him "a little girl for me to love"; (3) an international hit by a Dutch pop group, nicknamed "Shizgarah" by Russian hippies in the early 1970s

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Venus

(1) a Byrds song influenced by the raga of Ravi Shankar that appeared as the B-side to "Eight Miles High"; (2) a protest song by the rapper Jadakiss that mentioned the 9/11 attacks and the election of Arnold Schwarzenegger; and (3) a Yoko Ono song that John Lennon issued as the B-side of "Mother," which featured Ono repeatedly screaming the title

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Why

(1) a New Wave group's collaboration with a Eurodisco producer that became the theme to a movie about a male prostitute; (2) the title track of a 1973 Al Green album with the parenthetical title "(Come Back Home)"; and (3) a Shirley Bassey song later revived by the Mike Flowers Pops on the soundtrack to the first Austin Powers movie

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Call Me

(1) a song originally written by Harry Nilsson, whose opening notes were inspired by the beeping tones of a busy signal; (2) a heavy metal song with a 1989 video that featured extensive snippets of dialogue from the 1971 film Johnny Got His Gun; and (3) a post-disco comeback single that provided the Bee Gees with their only Top Ten US hit of the 1980s

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