Trivia Recap – “Finish the Lyrics” Theme – Virtual/Streaming – February 19, 2021

Sorry, no answers for this question set. I played this virtual game on my couch (I was feeling under the weather yesterday, so I didn’t have pen and paper). I’m feeling better today!

The “finish the lyrics” (in this case, pop music edition) trivia category is one that is always hit or miss for us – even when a couple of us music lovers team up on the questions! If you haven’t heard a particular song, hate the artist so much that when you hear any songs they do that you’d rather insert piping hot knitting needles into your ears rather than have to listen to any of their songs (I’m lookin’ at you, Spin Doctors) or the song and artist is just plain off your radar? That pretty much sums up a majority of the songs we were quizzed about on Friday night!

1. Spelling – What word does Gwen Stefani spell multiple times in the 2005 song “Hollaback Girl”? Thank the gods Kim knew this../I was “sort of” into the band No Doubt when they first came on the scene in the mid ’90s and actually owned the CD “Tragic Kingdom” at one point – so much so that I recorded a singing “Sorry, I’m not home right now (yada yada)” answering machine message that was inspired by their song “Spiderwebs.” My older brother was the only one who wound up hearing that outgoing message, I was so embarrassed I deleted it after that (oh the silly things we did when we were in our 20s). After that, I didn’t really follow Ms. Stefani or her band, or her romantic entanglements.

More about this guy on the right in a bit!

2. Duets – Finish the lyrics from the following song by Elton John and Kiki Dee. “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” – “Don’t go breaking my heart.” “I couldn’t if I tried.” “Oh, honey, if I get restless” (5 words). As much as I admire Mr. Bernie Taupin’s talents as a musical wordsmith, I have never really been “into” Elton John. I do like how he played himself in Kingsman: The Golden Circle, though (it’s hilarious, if you haven’t watched Elton John wearing one of his gaudy ’70s get-ups and kicking ass, you haven’t LIVED). See? The adorable Taron Egerton isn’t the ONLY reason to watch that movie (wink-wink)! Kim was SO hoping I’d know this one…miss.

3. Royals – In a hit song by ABBA, how old is the “Dancing Queen”? YAY THIS WAS ONE I KNEW! And you know what? I ain’t no slouch with other ABBA song lyrics, either! Sadly, no questions were to be on this trivia night about “One Night in Bangkok,” for which the music was penned by the very talented Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus (I ALMOST spelled these names correctly without googling, the only thing I missed was too few “s” letters in “Anderson”).

4. 2020 – Finish the lyrics from the following song by The Weeknd. “Blinding Lights” – “I look around and Sin City’s cold and empty (oh). No one’s around to judge me (oh).” (7 words). Nope…not a clue from either of us. Kim, whom was in charge of answers on this night, followed the ‘Pods playbook by putting in a ridiculous guess for an answer when we were clueless, and inserted the word “face diaper” into the answer (I guess they wore masks in their Super Bowl appearance or something)?

The next question involves a song by this Canadian songstress…

5. Museums – According to the lyrics of Joni Mitchell’s 1970 song “Big Yellow Taxi,” the people are charged a dollar and a half to see what items that had been put in a museum? We got this, but…why didn’t they ask about the song “Woodstock” instead? Yes, she wrote that one even though Crosby, Stills and Nash are more well known for performing it – and if you can find a more “hippie” song than that one, then I’ll give you one of my tie-dyed articles of clothing!!!

6. Motivation – Finish the lyrics from the following song by OMI. “Cheerleader” – “When I need motivation, my one solution is” (6 words). Kim said this song was “sort of” familiar to her, we just couldn’t come up with this.

7. Couples – What fictional working-class couple was first introduced in the lyrics to Bon Jovi’s 1986 single “Livin’ on a Prayer”? Kim’s “triviagasm” moment since she LOVES Bon Jovi…I said, “If you don’t know this one, you’re FIRED!”

8. Specifically, Not Wet – Finish the lyrics from the following song by O-Town. “Liquid Dreams” – “I dream about a girl who’s a mix of Destiny’s Child, just a little touch of” (3 words). Nope, nope, nope…

9. Whitney – Finish the lyrics from the following song by Whitney Houston. “One Moment in Time” – “Each day I live, I want to be a day to give the best of me. I’m only one” (9 words). Thank the trivia gods Kim sang this song a school chorus class. One of these days maybe they’ll ask about lyrics of a song I sang at Girl Scout camp “The Rainbow Connection.” Could anything be more adorable than a bunch of shorts-clad 9-year-old girls all singing this song? Get those minds out of the gutters, you pervs (LOL)!

10. Pickups – According to the lyrics of “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran, where does he go to find a lover? We were close in our guess of “club,” but it wasn’t close enough, miss.

This kind of sums up how we felt after hearing the mystery round category!

Finish the lyrics from each of the following songs by Maroon 5.

M1. “Harder to Breathe” – “You’ll understand what I mean when I say ‘There’s no way we’re gonna give up’ and a little girl” (12 words)

M2. “Makes Me Wonder” – “One day I’ll wake up and it won’t hurt anymore. You caught me in lie.” (4 words)

M3. “Payphone” – “I’ve wasted my nights. You turned out the lights. Now I’m paralyzed.” (8 words)

M4. “Memories” – “’Cause the drinks bring back all the memories of everything we’ve been through. Toast to the ones here today.” (10 words)

I talked Kim into putting “my ass is sore” for the answer requiring four words…, and I think she put in “Why didn’t you just ask about Nickelback instead?” as one of her guesses.

We were in 12th place (out of 15 teams) going into the final with 40 points. It’s amazing we had THAT many!

Final Category – ’90s #1 Hits

The lyrics of the 1998 Barenaked Ladies’ song “One Week” include two country demonyms, which are used to identify the national origin of a person such as “American” for people from the U.S., or “Greek” for people from Greece.

Name both of those demonyms, neither of which is used in the context of referring to people.

Despite how poorly we did in the rest of the game, we managed to get this one correct…woot?

The next “finish the lyrics” trivia theme night a week from now is supposed to be about rock songs. Maybe we’ll do better at it? Maybe my husband could even help? We’ll see! As always, Go Pods, and stay classy, Ed Sheeran (sorry but I think his song “Shape of You” is kind of creepy).

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