Time now for another session of trivia questions to test how well you know your “classic rock and roll” lyrics. This time, the lyrics come from anywhere inside a well-known 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.
“Staring blindly into space; getting up to splash my face…”
a. Blood Sweat and Tears
b. Creedence Clearwater Revival
“Some try to tell me thoughts they cannot defend; just what you want to be
you’ll be in the end…”
a. The Who
b. The Moody Blues
c. The Cars
“Laid off work and I can’t be free; I need some rock ‘n’ roll therapy…”
a. Mason Proffitt
c. Electric Light Orchestra
d. Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band
“I’ve got nowhere left to hide, it looks like love has finally found me…”
b. The Doors
c. The Kinks
d. Elton John
“Can you teach me about tomorrow ; and all the pain and sorrow; running free…”
b. J. Geils Band
c. Pearl Jam
d. Hootie and the Blowfish
“Brain Boiler” Bonus Question:
“Six in the morning, gave me no warnin’; I had to be on my way…”
a. Bruce Hornsby and the Range
b. The Eagles
c. Tom Waits
d. Gordon Lightfoot
Question 1: C
From the song “25 or 6 to 4” by Chicago. Originally appeared on their Chicago album (popularly known as Chicago II, to distinguish it from several other later albums also entitled Chicago.) Lyrics and music by Robert Lamm.
Question 2: B
From the song “Nights in White Satin” by The Moody Blues. Originally appeared on their 1967 album Days of Future Passed. Lyrics and music by Justin Hayward.
Question 3: B
Lyrics from the hit song “Stone Blue” by Foghat. Originally appeared on Foghat’s 1978 album Stone Blue. Lyrics and music Lonesome Dave Peverett.
Question 4: A
From the song “I Want to Know What Love Is” by Foreigner. Originally appeared on their 1984 album Agent Provocateur. Lyrics and music by Mick Jones.
Question 5: D
From the hit “Time” by Hootie and the Blowfish. Originally recorded on their 1994 album Cracked Rear View. Lyrics and music by Darius Rucker and Dean Felber.
“Brain Boiler” Bonus Question: C
From the song “Ol’ 55” by Tom Waits. Originally appeared on his 1973 album Closing Time, and subsequently on the 1974 Eagles album On the Border. Lyrics and music by Tom Waits.
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