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Thursday, 23 April 2009

Answers to lyrics used in the titles of blogs

Hover your cursor over the black boxes to see the song title and artist of the lyrics we have used in the Blog titles. A huge thanks goes to Matthew for making this complicated bit of technology possible.

We always had a ball on Mars-Space truckin', Deep Purple

Down up pedals, down up down-The pushbike song, The Mixtures

She said the man in the gabardine suit was a spy-America, Simon & Garfunkel

Die Fahrbahn ist ein graues band-Autobahn, Kraftwerk

Getting older, looking back, still the fact is nothing changed at all-Four stone walls, Capercaillie

Your candle burned out long before your legend ever did-Candle in the wind, Elton John

If there's somethin' strange in your neighbourhood-Ghostbusters!, Ray Parker Junior

Take another shot of courage-Tequila Sunrise, The Eagles

I don't know where I'm going but I sure know where I've been-Here I go again, Whitesnake

And it feels like home -Like a prayer, Madonna

Everyone seems to know the score -3 Lions (on my shirt, Baddiel & Skinner/Lightning Seeds

When you're with me baby, the skies will be blue - Happy Together, The Turtles

Well tonight I'm gonna live for today - Old before I die, Robbie Williams

He looks through his window, what does he see - The Passenger, Iggy Pop

Where were you while we were getting high - Champagne Supernova, Oasis

Me, I'm just a lawnmower - I know what I like, Genesis

We're gonna bring a case of wine, hey let's go mess and fool around - Miss you, The Rolling Stones

Gee it must be great riding with him - The Leader of the pack, Shangri-La's

Roll up for the mystery tour - Magical Mystery Tour, The Beatles

Now I won't settle for less - Bliss, Muse

I'm satisfied I've got this far - Driving in my car, Madness

I have scaled these city walls - I still haven't found what I'm looking for, U2

High, higher than the sun - Elevation, U2

The tolling of the iron bell -Time, Pink Floyd

From nine 'til five I have to spend my time at work -Echo Beach, Martha and the Muffins

There's so many places I want to see -Freebird, Lynyrd Skynyrd

Fritter and waste the hours in an off-hand way -Time, Pink Floyd

Your custard pie, I declare it's sweet and nice -Custard Pie, Led Zeppelin

With a little help from (our) friends -With a little help from my friends, The Beatles

Don't make me go home -This is an emergency, The Pigeon Detectives

Oh man, I need TV when I got T.Rex - All the young dudes, Mott the Hoople

By the fountain down the road -Disco 2000, Pulp

And all the roads we have to walk along are winding -Wonderwall, Oasis

Stay out drinkin' 'till the morning comes -Country Girl, Primal Scream

Lots of rural charm in the country -Country House, Blur

If you change your mind -Take a chance on me, Abba

I've been on the road so long my friend -Keep the customer satisfied, Simon & Garfunkel

Easy as 123 -ABC,Jackson 5

If you see a faded sign by the side of the road -Loveshack, B52's

I planned each chartered course, each careful step along the byway -My Way, Frank Sinatra

She's been living in her white bread world -Uptown girl, Billy Joel (covered by Westlife)

And we`re changing our ways,taking different roads -Love will tear us apart, Joy Division

You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows -Subterranean Homesick Blues, Bob Dylan

And the sweet silver song of the lark -You'll never walk alone, Gerry and the Pacemakers

Well eight or nine, well, that's just fine -Perfect 10, The Beautiful South

No time for losers -We are the Champions, Queen

I'll be gone when the morning comes - Bat out of Hell, Meatloaf

Remember how we laughed away the hours -Those were the days, Mary Hopkins

Riding out on a horse in a star-spangled Rodeo -Rhinestone Cowboy, Glen Campbell

We called out for another drink, the waiter bought a tray -A whiter shade of pale, Procul Harum

When all the birds are singing in the sky,now that the spring is in the air -Seasons in the sun, Terry Jacks

Flags, rags, ferryboats, scimitars and scarves -The Whole of the Moon, The Waterboys

All that Rugby puts hairs on your chest -Eton Rifles, The Jam

Life is so full of sweet, sweet things, I'd like to do some tasting - Hooray!Hooray! It's a Holi-holiday, Boney M

It's a mixed up muddled up shook up world except for Lola -Lola, The Kinks

Let them Truckers roll, 10-4 -Convoy, C.W Mcall

Oh,Father of the four winds fill my sails -Kashmir, Led Zeppelin

She might be in Tangier, she left here last early Spring is living there I here- If you see her say hello, Bob Dylan

People say we monkey around - Theme from the Monkees (Hey,hey we're the monkees)

Cause it grows stronger, like a river flows - River Deep, Mountain High, Ike and Tina Turner

I don’t pop my cork for every man I see - Hey Big Spender, Shirley Bassey

Well Ronda, you caught my eye, caught my eye, and I can give you lotsa reasons why -- Help me Ronda, The Beach Boys to bend not break the rules - Baggy Trousers, Madness

Look at those cavemen go - Life on Mars, David Bowie

Once upon a time you dressed so fine, didn’t you - Like a rolling stone, Bob Dylan

For I must be travelling on now, ‘cause there’s too many places I’ve got to see - Free Bird, Lynyrd Skynryd

Let's move before they raise the parking rate - All Right Now, Free
On New Year's Day - New Year's Day, U2

I see my memories and feel their warmth and know that it is good - Spiral Architect, Black Sabbath

… casting his shadow, weaving his spell, funny clothes, tinkling bell - The Wizard, Black Sabbath

If you want a better place to live in spread the word today – Children of the Grave, Black Sabbath

May your days be merry and bright – I’m dreaming of a white Christmas

And his money he was counting – Whisky in the Jar, Thin Lizzy

A day in December, picture this freezing cold weather – Picture this, Blondie

It’s not about you joggers who go round and round and round – Park Life, Blur

Things that the everyday folks leave behind – The Wombling Song, The Wombles

Think of what you’re saying. You can get it wrong and still think its right – We can work it out, The Beatles

He sits in the tree tops all day long - Rockin' Robin, Michael Jackson

Are you hanging up a stocking on your wall – Merry Christmas, Slade

Keep your eyes on the road, your hands upon the wheel – Roadhouse Blues, The Doors

Can we climb this mountain? I don’t know – When you were Young, The Killers

A bathroom I can play baseball in – Rockstar, Nickelback

All you did was wreck my bed – Maggie May, Rod Stewart

You said you read me like a book, but the pages are all torn and frayed – I'm not OK (I promise), My Chemical Romance

We gotta move these refrigerators, we gotta move these colour TVs – Money for Nothing, Dire Straits

I see friends shaking hands – Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong

Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash – Money, Pink Floyd

A man comes on and tells me, how white my shirts could be – Satisfaction, Rolling Stones

When I get older, losing my hair many years from now – When I’m 64, The Beatles

Things ain't cooking in my kitchen - Weather with you, Crowded House

Darkness falls across the land, the midnight hour is close at hand – Thriller, Michael Jackson

Holding hands and skimming stones – Crocodile Rock, Elton John

Once bitten twice shy – Once Bitten Twice Shy, Ian Hunter

We’re halfway there, living on a prayer, take my hand and we’ll make it I swear – Living on a Prayer, Bon Jovi

I took her to a supermarket, I don’t know why – Common People, Pulp

Come on with me cruising down the street, who knows what you’ll see who you might meet – Streetlife, Roxy Music

When she walks by she brightens up the neighbourhood – Pretty Flamingo, Manfred Mann

Standing at the fork in the road – Watershed, Indigo Girls

And keeps all your dead hair for making up underwear – Jean Jeanie, David Bowie

Mama take these guns off me, I don’t need them anymore – Knocking on Heavens Door, Bob Dylan

Well there’s technicolour and cinemascope – Saturday Night at the Movies, The

Where do we go now? – Sweet Child of Mine, Guns ‘n’ Roses

Summer has gone and passed … - When September Ends, Green Day

Red, Red Wine, go to my head – Red, Red Wine, UB40

One of these mornings that chain is going to break – Chain of Fools, Aretha Franklin, The Commitments(and others)

Paint your palette blue and grey – Vincent, Don McLean

To live without my music would be impossible to do – Music, John Miles

We tumble and fall, together we crawl – Tumble and Fall, Feeder

If there’s a letter in your bag for me – Please Mr Postman, The Carpenters

Just purse your lips and whistle that’s the thing – Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, Monty

Je habiter la, a la south of France – Je suis un Rock Star. Bill Wyman

They call me baby driver – BabyDriver, Simon and Garfunkel

Glaciers melting in the dead of night – Super Massive Black Holes, Muse

Who are you? – Who are you, The Who

Stopped into a church I passed along the way – California Dreamin’, Mamas and Papas

A bridge over troubled waters – Bridge over Troubled Waters, Simon andGarfunkel

The hills are alive – TheSound of Music

I read the news today, oh boy – Day in a Life, The Beatles

You don’t want no money, you don’t want no bread – Lazy, Deep Purple

Can we fix it? – Can weFix It, Bob the Builder

It is the evening of the day, I sit and watch the children play – As Tears Go By, The Rolling Stones

The history book on the shelf is always repeating itself – Waterloo, Abba

I said do you speak-a my language. He just smiled … - Down Under, Men at Work

This means nothing to me … - Vienna, Ultravox

But for now I’m down with ornithology, grab your binoculars come follow me – Kids, Robbie Williams

We rely on each other aha – Islands in the Stream, Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton

The representative from California has the floor – American Idiot, Green Day

There aint a cloud in sight - Mr Blue Sky, Electric Light Orchestra

Such a lovely place – HotelCalifornia, The Eagles

Get myself absolutely soaking wet – It’s Raining Men, The Weather Girls

Watch your honey drip – Rock‘n’ Roll, Led Zeppelin

Hans plays with Lotte, Lotte plays with Jane – Games without Frontiers, Peter Gabriel

A very big house in the country – Country House, Blur

Take a long holiday, watch the children play – Riders on the Storm, The Doors

Imagine there’s no heaven, no religion too – Imagine, John Lennon

Try to set the night on fire – Light my Fire, The Doors

He takes a whisky drink, he takes a lager drink – Tubthumping, Chumbawumba

Where do you get your hair cut? You look like a Rolling Gnome – Laughing Gnome, David Bowie

And when you’re stealing clothes from Marks and Sparks – All The Young Dudes, Mott the Hoople

If its wasn’t for the good souls that make life better – Good Souls, Starsailor

There were plants and birds and rocks and things – Horse with no Name, America

Going underground – GoingUnderground, The Jam

Love is like a butterfly – Love is Like a Butterfly, Dolly Parton

People are strange when you’re a stranger – People are Strange, The Doors

Middle of a chain reaction – Chain Reaction, Diana Ross

Small and white, clean and bright – Edelweiss, from The Sound of Music

Must be funny in a rich man’s world – Money, Money, Money, - Abba

Because there’s something in the air – Something in the Air, Thunderclap Newman

Hear this Robert Zimmerman, I wrote a song for you – Song for Dylan, David Bowie

I think I saw you in an icecream parlour – Five Years, David Bowie

I’m going to walk on up to the waterfront – Waterfront, Simple Minds

We take a holiday, lie around all day – Have a Nice Day, Stereophonics

Loving you, whenever times are good or bad, happy or sad – Let’s Stay Together, Al Green or TinaTurner

Into the night came a blue flashing light – Strong Arm of the Law, Saxon

Heaven is a place on earth – Heaven is a Place on Earth, BelindaCarlisle

There’s a sign on the wall – Stairway to Heaven, Led Zeppelin

My plug-in baby – Plug in Baby, Muse

You’re gorgeous – You’re Gorgeous, Baby Bird

You’d see them wearing their baggies – Surfin’ USA, The Beach Boys

Planet caravan – PlanetCaravan, Black Sabbath

I want to be elected – Elected, Alice Cooper

Life is a Minestrone – Lifeis a Minestrone, 10cc

We don’t need no education – Another Brick in the Wall, Pink Floyd

She's only a broken down Angel, she's only a bird – Broken Down Angel, Nazareth

Walking on the beaches – Peaches, Stranglers

Shake, rattle and roll – Shake,Rattle and Roll, Bill Haley

Highway to Hell – Highway to Hell, AC/DC

Cool for cats – Cool for Cats, Squeeze

Walk on the wild side – Walk on the Wild Side, Lou Reed

They call it paradise ... – The Last Resort, Eagles

One more cup of coffee for the road – One More Cup of Coffee (valley Below), Bob

Robert De Niro's waiting – Robert De Niro’s Waiting, Bananarama

Take the world in a love embrace – Born to be Wild, Steppenwolf

Lookin' for adventure and whatever comes our way – Born to be Wild, Steppenwolf


  1. Good list ...

    However Wombles bad enough ... but Bananarama ... that "Stop(ped) Making Sense".

  2. Obviously the Wombles was in a moment of desperation. With Bananarama we wanted to include that 80s black hole of music, clearly. If you've got any good ideas for titles, do let us know and we'll try and work round them. We're still trying to find a way of using a Baker Street lyric and (your favourite) Sebastian - 'come to a strange place and we'll talk over old times' - could fit in somewhere.

  3. Please Mr Postman, The Carpenters? Didn't another band make it before them? Who was it now? Oh yes, it was only THE BEATLES!

  4. Thanks for your comment and fair point but we went with whatever song/artist combination that we consider most well-known. There are a couple of other cover versions in our list. Besides, who needs to be reminded of the Beatles ... or indeed The Marvelettes who first recorded Mr Postman.

  5. Thanks for this - we are enjoying researching a trip to Portugal in our VW - Liberty Blue Van - thanks for all the info.