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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

25 Final Answers

The final answers to the 25 First Lines:

1. My father is a doctor, he’s a family man

Albert Hammond: Free Electric Band

2. Look at them yo-yos: that’s the way you do it
Dire Straits: Money For Nothing (guessed by Persephone)

3. I’ve been caught in a trap I set for myself
Gomez: Silence

4. Turn around, don’t whisper out my name

Eric Andersen: Close The Door Lightly When You Go

5. Let me tell you ‘bout the Manfreds

Manfred Mann (& the Manfreds): The One In The Middle

6. See the girl with cymbals on her fingers, entering through the door
The Hollies: Stop Stop Stop (guessed by Persephone)

7. I thought you had passed, but you caught me at last

Roy Harper: Tom Tiddler's Ground

8. Life goes on day after day
Gerry & the Pacemakers: Ferry Cross the Mersey (guessed by Lisa)

9. Oh the time will come up when the winds will stop

Bob Dylan: When The Ship Comes In

10. Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are
Pink Floyd: Pigs (Three Different Ones) (guessed by Phil)

11. Traffic’s wild tonight

The Boomtown Rats: Diamond Smiles

12. As they pulled you out of the oxygen tent
David Bowie: Diamond Dogs (guessed by Phil)

13. You’re so hot, teasing me
Abba: Does Your Mother Know? (guessed by Lisa)

14. Well no one told ne about her
The Zombies: She's Not There (guessed by Persephone)

15. Ooh, my little pretty one, pretty one
The Knack: My Sharona (guessed by Persephone)

16. You went away and left me long ago
I hear You Knocking (guessed by Persephone though she couldn't remember the artist)

17. Her name was Mia from North Korea
Status Quo: The Oriental

18. A place where nobody dared to go
Olivia Newton-John and ELO: Xanadu

19. Queen Vicky used to sit upon her magic throne

Matt McGinn: Christine

20. Zephyr in the sky at night I wonder

Madonna: Ray of Light

21. I’m a little pimp with my hair gassed back
Frank Zappa (and Captain Beefheart) : Willie the Pimp (guessed by Phil)

22. Close your eyes and I’ll kiss you
The Beatles: All My Loving (guessed by Persephone)

23. I was lying in my bed, pull the silken sheets up tight
Bonzo Dog Band: Can Blue Men Sing The Whites? (guessed by Phil)

24. It was a teenage wedding and the old folks wished ‘em well
Chuck Berry: You Never Can Tell (guessed by Phil)

25. I could have been a sailor, could have been a cook
Nick Drake: One Of These Things First (guessed by Phil)

Here are a couple more clips for you:

And you can have this one as a bonus:

Then this (surely one of the saddest songs to become a top ten hit):


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