DUB Music Quiz

Can you guess these songs?
While there are no prizes for guessing, literally, but the after pleasure of listening to these classic numbers to realize that we are in fact correct- should totally be worth it.
On being asked what the song meant, the singer said ‘It means I don’t have to work again.’ Most listeners agree that it is in reference to the death of Buddy Holly. Laden with symbolism, the song has clear references to the Byrds and the Rolling stones. There is much speculation that the song containing allusions to Janice Joplin as the ‘ girl who sang the blues’ However, except acknowledging the opening lines were dedicated to Buddy Holly, the singer in question refused to offer any explanation for this much discussed and dissected song.

The idea for this song came from a poem in Lewis Caroll’s through the looking glass. The band later realized they had not analyzed the poem for its capitalist connotations with one of the members jokingly admitting on record that it should be called ‘I am the Carpenter.’ During the fade, we hear someone reciting the death scene from Shakespeare’s play “King Lear.”
Frank Zappa and the Mothers Of Invention performed the song as part of their late ’70s – early ’80s live repertoire, giving it their own comic treatment.

This is a tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. An exhibit dedicated to the civil rights leader was on display at the Chicago Peace Museum in 1983 when the band visited. Originally the song was meant to be a pot shot at American President Ronald Regan. The song has a direct reference to the date of assassination of Martin Luther king. Part of this song was used on the 200th episode of The Simpsons, “Trash Of The Titans.” It was even used in the season 2 premier episode of Miami Vice. The album title of this song is based on the victims of the Hiroshima bombings.

The original title of this song was “Vietnam. This is one of the most misinterpreted songs ever. Most people thought it was a patriotic song about American pride, when it actually cast a shameful eye on how America treated its Vietnam veterans.This song inspired the famous Annie Leibowitz photo of the singer’s butt against the backdrop of an American flag. He had to be convinced to use it as the album’s cover. This song is considered as part of the early 80’s “Vietnam triology”, including Huey Lewis and the News’ “Walking on a Thin Line” and Billy Joel’s “Goodnight Saigon” Ronald Regan mistakenly chose this song as the theme song for his presidential re-election campaign (1984).

It was written as an answer to two songs, “Southern Man” and “Alabama” by Neil Young, which dealt with themes of racism and slavery in the American South. The final line of the song indicates that it may be against racial discrimination. This is a reference to the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which led to a Supreme Court decision declaring racial segregation laws for buses unconstitutional. The song also has a controversial reference to Governor George Wallace and the Watergate scandal.

Answers:
1. American Pie
Artist – Don Mclean
2. I am the Walrus
Artist – The Beatles
3. Pride
Artist – U2
4. Born in the U.S.A
Artist-Bruce Springsteen
5. Sweet Home Alabama
Artist – Lynyrd Skynyrd



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