Songs Answer Songs: 27 Questions, Who Asked Them, and Who Answered

Question: Birds fly over the rainbow - why can't I? (Judy Garland)
Answer: You can't always get what you want. (The Rolling Stones)

Question: Do you remember when we used to sing sha la la la la la la la la la la dee dah? (Van Morrison)
Answer: Those were the best days of my life! (Bryan Adams)

Question: Does anybody really know what time it is? (Chicago)
Answer: Closing time. (Semisonic)

Question: Why'd you have to go and make things so complicated? (Avril Lavigne)
Answer: If I could turn back time - if I could find a way - I'd take back those words that'll hurt you, and you'd stay. (Cher)

Question: Where'd all the good people go? (Jack Johnson)
Answer: Downtown (Petula Clark)

Question: Do you hear what I hear? (Bing Crosby)
Answer: The sound of silence. (Simon & Garfunkel)

Question: How do you solve a problem like Maria? (Rodgers and Hammerstein)
Answer:  If there was a problem, yo - I'll solve it! (Vanilla Ice)

Question: Isn't she lovely? (Stevie Wonder)
Answer: Yes, indeed! (Ray Charles)

Question: What's love got to do with it? (Tina Turner)
Answer: Love lift us up where we belong. (Joe Cocker)

Question: Are you lonesome tonight? Do you miss me tonight? Are you sorry we drifted apart? (Elvis)
Answer: I'd rather get 100,000 paper cuts on my face than spend one more minute with you. (Weird Al)

Question: I bet you think this song is about you, don't you - DON'T YOU? (Carly Simon)
Answer: Shut up and dance with me. (Walk the Moon)

Question: Hello, I love you, won't you tell me your name? (The Doors)
Answer: My name is Sue - how do you do! (Johnny Cash)

Question: Won't you be my neighbor? (Fred Rodgers)
Answer: Every single day, every word you say, every game you play, every night you stay - I'll be watching you. (The Police)

Question: How do I breathe without you? (LeeAnn Rimes)
Answer: Nobody said it was easy. (Coldplay)

Question: Where have all the cowboys gone? (Paula Cole)
Answer: Jackson. (Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash)

Question: Do you believe in life after love? (Cher)
Answer: Not a trace of doubt in my mind! (The Monkees)

Question: Should I stay or should I go? (The Clash)
Answer: Bye bye bye! (N Sync)

Question: Who let the dogs out? (Baha Men)
Answer: Elinor Rigby (The Beatles)

Question: When will I be loved? (The Everly Brothers)
Answer: It's going to take some time. (The Carpenters)

Question: Where did our love go? (The Supremes)
Answer: New York, New York! (Frank Sinatra)

Question: Can you feel the love tonight? (Elton John)
Answer: It's such a good vibration! It's such a sweet sensation! (Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch)

Question: What's love got to do with it? (Tina Turner)
Answer: Love will keep us together. (Captain & Tennille)

Question: Do you like pina coladas and getting caught in the rain? (Jimmy Buffet)
Answer: Eight days a week! (The Beatles)

Question: How many roads must a man walk down before they call him a man? (Bob Dylan)
Answer: I would walk 500 miles. (The Proclaimers)

Question: Where have all the flowers gone? (Peter, Paul, and Mary)
Answer: Africa. (Toto)

Question: What's goin' on? (Marvin Gaye)
Answer: A total eclipse of the heart. (Bonnie Tyler)

Question: Who put the bomp in the bomp bah bomp bah bomp? (Barry Mann)
Answer: Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray, South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio, Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, Television, North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe. (Billy Joel)

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To answer your question,  
this took me a perfectly reasonable amount of time.

Perfectly. Reasonable.

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Thanks to Australian theologian Michael F. Bird
for the inadvertent inspiration:
...when rock star Joan Osborne sings in her mocking and melancholic ballad, "What if God was one of us?" we can answer, "Yes, he was, hallelujah to heaven!" And when Osborne asks, "If God had a name, what would it be?" we can scarcely contain our joy from crying out, "Jesus!" Stirring as Joan Osborne's song is, she can't hold a candle to Charles Wesley who put it much better when he wrote these moving words: "Veiled in flesh the Godhead see, Hail th'incarnate deity, pleased as man with men to dwell, Jesus our Emmanuel." 
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Photo Credit:
By Kirill Kay (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons


  1. Cute post!
    good luck and God's blessings

    1. Cheers! It was fun to put togehter.

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  3. Thanks for the laugh! I have to wonder just how long that "perfectly reasonable" amount of time really was. Good job! You are obviously love all kinds of music.

    1. You know how it goes - when you're having fun, the time just slips away. :)

  4. How clever! You've got quite an imagination and a repertoire of songs.


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