The Bietz Challenge

Bietz posted these questions on his site. I shall answer them here:

1. Your favorite song with the name of a city in the title or text.
Walking in Memphis by Marc Cohn

2. A song you’ve listened to repeatedly when you were depressed at some point in your life.
Alone Again by Gilbert O’Sullivan

3. Ever bought an entire album just for one song and winded up disliking everything but that song? Gimme that song.
Album: Best of Mountain. Song: Mississippi Queen

4. A song whose lyrics you thought you knew in the past, but about which you later learned you were incorrect.
Papa Was a Rodeo by The Magnetic Fields (big suprise actually)

5. Your least favorite song on one of your favorite albums of all time.
Mother by the Police on Synchronicity

6. A song you like by someone you find physically unattractive or otherwise repellent.
Ace of Spades by Motorhead. Lemmy is an ugly man and there is just no way around it.

7. Your favorite song that has expletives in it that’s not by Liz Phair.
Asshole by Dennis Leary

8. A song that sounds as if it’s by someone British but isn’t.
Elenore by The Turtles

9. A song you like (possibly from your past) that took you forever to finally locate a copy of.
That’s Just What You Are by Aimee Mann

10. A song that reminds you of spring but doesn’t mention spring at all.
Finale from Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. I think the spring imagery comes from Fantasia 2000

11. A song that sounds to you like being happy feels.
I know its not very original but Don’t Worry, Be Happy by Bobby McFerrin

12. Your favorite song from a non-soundtrack compilation album.
Here Comes The Sun by Joe Brown from The Concert for George

13. A song from your past that would be considered politically incorrect now (and possibly was then).
Turning Japanese by the Vapors

14. A song sung by an overweight person.
Two Out of Three Aint Bad by Meat Loaf

15. A song you actually like by an artist you otherwise hate.
Nothing Compares 2U by Sinead O’Connor

16. A song by a band that features three or more female members.
Hand Grenade by Team Dresch

17. One of the earliest songs that you can remember listening to.
Playground In My Mind by Clint Holmes

18. A song you’ve been mocked by friends for liking.
Most recently its been Sk8er Boi by Avril Lavigne

19. A really good cover version you think no one else has heard.
Beginning to see the light by the Velvet Underground done by Liz Phair or
Freebird by Lynnard Skynard done by Phish

20. A song that has helped cheer you up (or empowered you somehow) after a breakup or otherwise difficult situation.
Cast your Fate to the Wind by vince Guaraldi

If there is room:
21. A song you’ve listened to while making out.
Midnight Train to Georiga by Gladys Knight

22. A song not in English—preferably a foreign-language version of an English-language hit.
Sie Lieb Dich by the Beatles

By Gary

3 dimples. 7 continents. 130 countries.