Friday, 19 April 2013

Q Song Lyrics - A to Z Challenge

This is an April Blog Challenge. Normal blog posts will resume in May.

So much more than moons and Junes
  • A song for each decade beginning with Q
  • Lyric snippets to set you thinking... and commenting
  • And a challenge at the bottom of the post!

1960s:        Quinn the Eskimo - Manfred Mann [...come all without, come all within, you'll not see nothing like the mighty Quinn...]   

1970s:        Queen of 1964 - Neil Sedaka

1980s:         Queen of Hearts - Juice Newton [Midnight and I'm a-waiting...]

1990s:         Quit Playing Games - The Back Street Boys [Even in my heart I see, you're not being true to me...]


Queen of 1964

The lyrics are fairly self-explanatory.

'...She was the queen of 1964
But the truth of the matter is
Nobody wants her anymore.
There was a time she could've shown you how
But nobody wants an overage groupie now...'

It's not good to see an older person thinking they can act, dress and play like they did in their teens.

Do you remember that day that you realised you could no longer go out wearing a mini-skirt and thick black mascara? [For the men make that drainpipe trousers and a medallion!]

I challenge you to think of any Q songs that I missed. This was a difficult letter!

23 comments:

  1. I couldn't some up with hardly any songs for Q.I wrote about Que Sera Sera, wrote the poem went to put the music onto my blog only to find the Doris d=Day version was banned through copyright, however found a version by Mary Hopkin.
    Loved your choice,
    Yvonne.

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    1. I think I've avoided the copyright issues. My photos are just LP sleeves and I've not included any actual songs.

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  2. Oh the Mighty Quinn - you've got me singing in the kitchen, yet again!

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    1. Singing is good for you... as you well know!

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  3. That was easier than I thought it would be for you. I remember the Mighty Quinn.
    Katie atBankerchick Scratchings

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    1. It might have looked easy to you. It took me ages to find those songs!

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  4. The only Q song I can remember right now is "Quit playing games with my heart." The name of the band, however, is escaping me. Oh well. Thanks for sharing those Q songs.
    Sania at Embracing Dawn

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    1. I don't know that song but I just googled it and it's by The Backstreet Boys.

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  5. I don't think I ever did go out in mini-skirt and thick mascara so perhaps I should begin now. haha

    I'm a dud. I don't know any of the Q songs.

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    1. Oh dear, I'm afraid I did go out in mini-skirt and thick mascara, much to my parents' concern! Of course I now understand why they didn't approve but I was only a teenager.

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  6. I wondered what you'd come up with for Q - that was a tough one. I can't think of any others and didn't recognize two of those.

    I never went the mini-skirt and thick mascara route, so I'll be okay there, I hope.

    Barbara
    Q: Quitting is not an option
    The Daille-y News

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  7. I don't know any of these except Queen of Hearts! Unfortunately I'm now going to have Juice Newton in my head for the rest of the afternoon, sigh. :D

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  8. I knew Quinn the eskimo,been singing while reading this, love manfred mann even though I was only born in '65.
    Sadly I can't think of any 'q' songs either, you did real good. I'm a Queen fan so i have done them:)

    #atozchallenge
    maggie at expat brazil

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  9. I loved my mini skirt, hated to part with it. I can't think of any Q songs. You did really well to find those ones.

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  10. I love Queen of Hearts. Great choice.

    Happy A to Z blogging.
    pensuasion.blogspot.com

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  11. Good for you to come up with so many Q songs!

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  12. Q is very tough. Can't think of more. I would have cheated and just used the group Queen - they were brilliant.

    Good job

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  13. Hmm, struggling to think of anymore Q songs without cheating on Google! I do know that Quinn was written by Bob Dylan, though - as I only found that out recently and was surprised. Great song. I'm going to be singing that all day now!

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  14. I remember Quinn the Eskimo too - and I had forgotten it...tough letter!!!

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  15. I don't remember the middle two, but I remember "Quinn the Eskimo" and I love "Quit Playing Games with my Heart." Other Q songs: "Que Sera Sera" by Doris Day and "Quando" by Englebert Humperdink. I love those, too. :-)

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  16. oh you are bringing back so many memories! juice newton! billy joel!
    great looking through your song choices!

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  17. Hi Ros, You missed one of my favourites...Que Sera Sera as sung by Doris Day. Love the lyrics, used to sing it as a child, and still do. I love the lyrics. Here is a link to the song and the lyrics.

    http://www.jango.com/music/Doris+Day?l=0

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  18. Quinn the Eskimo! Great choices!! Q is a very difficult letter and to find 4 good ones is awesome!

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