Guess-the-Lyrics: Unusual Rhymes II

Same deal as the last game: Each of the following pairs of words is taken from a pop song, where they are set up to rhyme (many of the phrases don't really rhyme, but they're treated as if they do). Your job is to guess the song based on the rhyming pair.

  • 1) Lion sleeps/ soul to keep
  • 2) bartender/ medical center
  • 3) health department/ glove compartment
  • 4) backup plan/ foreign land
  • 5) in the crotch/ Scottish loch
  • 6) insanity/ and misery
  • 7) fidgety-fidge/ Waterloo Bridge
  • 8) a coma/ aroma
  • 9) burden/ curtains
  • 10) gets mentioned/ detention
  • 11) write exams/ give a damn
  • 12) Edison/ medicine
  • 13) apprentice/ Charybdis
  • 14) Confirmation/ information
  • 15) the wind blows/ tomatoes
  • 16) something lacking/ damn good whacking
  • 17) destroyed it/ clairvoyance

Some of these are kind of obscure, others should be pretty obvious. Leave your guesses in the comments, and feel free to suggest your own odd rhymes for others to guess.

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We're going heavy into classic rock today, I see. Good; it gives me half a chance.

5 - Synchronicity II (Police)
13 - Wrapped Around Your Finger (Police)
16 - Piggies (Beatles)

Many others look familiar, and I'm sure I'll have a lot of "d'oh!" moments when more astute commenters get them figured out.

"In the jungle, the mighty jungle, a lion sleeps tonight,
so when in that Jungle, that mighty Jungle, your soul to keep airtight,
(sotto voce) use Tupperware, use Tupperware, use Tupperware ..."

#2: Billy Joel, "Anthony's Song (Movin' Out)"
#10: Paul Simon, "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard"
#14: Billy Joel, "Only the Good Die Young"

So that's at least two albums from which you have taken two songs each: The Stranger and Synchronicity (to which cisko beat me).

By Eric Lund (not verified) on 26 Aug 2010 #permalink

There are three artists on the list with two songs each; the Beatles and the Police are two of the three. Those guesses are correct.

This is a little more classic-rock-y than usual, which is just a function of what happened to come on the radio the last week or so.

2) Billy Joel, "Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)"

By Xplodyncow (not verified) on 26 Aug 2010 #permalink

#11: What A Good Boy (BNL)

And here's one for your next list. It's got 4 parts cause hey, he managed to do it.

orange/ door hinge/ four inch/ store inG(ermany)

12 could be I've Got a Great Idea by Harry Connick, Jr.

12: Maxwell's Silver Hammer (beatles)

Maxwell Edison, majoring in Medicine...

#8 could be Overcome by Tricky/Karmacoma by Massive Attack (largely the same lyrics), though the first part being written as "a coma" makes me think you probably have something else in mind.

#1 is Semisonic's "Singing in My Sleep," while #3 is Fountains of Wayne's "Mexican Wine." I get the feeling I should know number four.