I'll Bet You Think This Song Is About You by DixonD

Champion(s):

PenningtonJ
The bird, bird, bird. The bird is the word.

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:


Quiz Description

Now that Carly Simon has finally publicly revealed that at least part of "You're So Vain" was about Warren Beatty, here's a round about songs written about or dedicated to particular people.

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1 DoyleE 408 98 15
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1 PenningtonJ 408 98 15
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3 RonningD 388 96 15
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4 SorensonG 382 94 15
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9 MichaelT 354 86 15
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11 HessJa 349 83 15
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12 Matto 343 82 15
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23 RobinJRichards 293 64 15
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Questions:

What singer is this Alannah Myles hit about?

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Elvis Presley

Name both of the R&B singers eulogized in this Commodores song. (Both died in 1984-- one was murdered by his father, and the other succumbed to pneumonia after years of being semi-comatose due to a massive heart attack in 1975)

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Marvin Gaye, Jackie Wilson

What artist is Don McLean singing about?

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Vincent Van Gogh

What is the first name of the person John Lennon wrote this song for?

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Sean (Taro Ono Lennon)

Justin Timberlake finally admitted in 2011 that this song was written after a heated argument with what other pop singer (and fellow Mouseketeer)?

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Britney Spears

What artist--who was probably called an asshole on many occasions--is the subject of this song by Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers? (Name is reversed in the clip.)

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Pablo Picasso

In this song, Peter Gabriel details the date and place of the violent interrogation of what activist?

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Steve Biko

Who is being eulogized in this 1997 hit song (whose publishing is owned entirely by Sting)?

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The Notorious B.I.G. (Biggie Smalls)

This R.E.M. song's title also names the Milos Forman-directed biopic about what comedian?

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Andy Kaufman

What politican is being addressed by Stevie Wonder in this song?

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Richard Nixon

Name the subject of this song, which mistakenly states that his murder took place in the "early morning" (it actually occurred around 6 pm).

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Martin Luther King, Jr.

What comedic TV actor, fifteen years older than Alanis Morissette, is the target of this kiss-off song?

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Dave Coulier