Here’s a second round of questions to test how well you know your “classic rock ‘n roll” lyrics. Once again in this trivia quiz, I’ll give you the first lines of a hit rock/pop song from the 1960s through the 1990s. Can you name the original recording artist or performer? No obscure songs or artists here! All songs were major hits, and all recording artists and performers were/are major stars.
“Stood there boldly / Sweatin’ in the sun / Felt like a million, / Felt like number one…”
a. Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band
b. Willson Phillips
d. John Mellencamp
“We met as soul mates / On Parris Island, / We left as inmates / From an asylum…”
a. The Doors
b. Eric Clapton
d. Billy Joel
“Now here you go again, / You say you want your freedom, / Well who am I to keep you down…”
a. Dave Matthews Band
b. Fleetwood Mac
c. Tangerine Dream
“Lights out tonight / Trouble in the heartland…”
b. Jackson Browne
c. Bryan Adams
d. Bruce Springsteen
“I came upon a child of God / He was walking along the road / When I asked him, ‘where are you going?’ / This he told me…”
a. Crosby Stills Nash and Young
c. Creedence Clearwater Revival
d. Pink Floyd
“Brain Boiler” Bonus Question:
“If I should stay / I would only be in your way. / So I’ll go, but I know / I’ll think of you ev’ry step of the way…”
a. Linda Ronstadt
b. Whitney Houston
c. Dolly Parton
d. Reba McEntire and Vince Gill
Question 1: A
Lyrics from the 1986 song Like a Rock by Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band. Lyrics and music by Bob Seger.
Question 2: D
From the 1981 song “Goodnight Saigon,” by Billy Joel. Originally appeared on the Billy Joel album The Nylon Curtain. Lyrics and music by Billy Joel.
Question 3: B
From the 1977 blockbuster song “Dreams,” by Fleetwood Mac. Originally recorded on the Fleetwood Mac album Rumours. Music and lyrics by Stevie Nicks.
Question 4: D
From the 1978 smash hit “Badlands” by Bruce Springsteen. Originally appeared on his 1978 album Badlands. Lyrics and music by Bruce Springsteen.
Question 5: A
From the 1969 song “Woodstock,” originally recorded on the Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young album Déjà Vu. Music and lyrics by Joni Mitchell.
“Brain Boiler” Bonus Question: C
From the song “I Will Always Love you,” music and lyrics composed in 1974 by Dolly Parton. Originally appeared on Dolly Parton’s album Jolene, released in 1974. Of course, Whitney Houston gave this song its greatest fame when she performed it in the 1992 film The Bodyguard.
Previously published at funtrivia.com under the username mkp51.
Liner notes of respective CDs.