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Happy Music Monday! Say, aren't there a lot of questions in music? Don't you think it's time Scott addressed that matter? Today we're making a list of musical interrogation. That's right, we're asking the questions here! Where were you on the night of October 32nd? Oh, wise acre, huh? Up against the wall, pal! And while you're there, take a look at the first song:

Duran Duran - Is There Something I Should Know

 

Not many songs say please, so we'll give the Durans points for politeness. But let's be honest with ourselves on this: there are not many lines dumber than "you're about as easy as a nuclear war." Nuclear wars require, what, some yelling and then two guys turning a key and a few button pushes? You barely even have to aim! And you get to sit down the whole time!

More questions, like "Why do we let this guy write these each and every week?" are coming up, after the jump.

Please remember our Spotify playlist features a great selection from last week's Music Monday comments. The theme of the mix this time is March Forth and we encourage you to turn it up loud and march about the room as you listen! But before you start reminiscing, check out our current Music Monday… right now!

Richard Thompson - Did She Jump Or Was She Pushed?

 

Yes, the original is credited to Richard and Linda Thompson, but I couldn't find that version on YouTube so I altered the credit for honesty's sake. But if you get a chance, go and find the original album, because it's perhaps the best chronicle of a dissolving relationship that music has ever seen. And, like in all relationships gone sour, there's no easy answer to the question in this song's title.

The Who - Who Are You?

 

The real question about this classic rock radio tradition is "How did they sneak that F-bomb past the FCC for like thirty years?" Try that with a hip hop song and someone would be off to jail, or fined at the very least.

No Mercy - Where Do You Go

 

Technically a cover of an earlier song, No Mercy's version got much more popular much faster. It's sweet, it's poppy, it's slightly Spanish, and it never actually cares if it answers the question about where the lovely in question actually goes. Seems like a slightly more summery version of Your Cheatin' Heart, right?

The Smiths - How Soon Is Now?

 

There are no people in this world who don't like The Smiths. There are people who don't like Morrissey, of course, but if you play any one of THOSE people "How Soon Is Now?" with the vocals cut out, they'll probably swear this is their new favorite band. This promo-alternative song has been sampled and covered but no matter what happens, the original still holds strong.

Now we've got a question: why don't you join us in our Turntable.fm room for the regular Music Monday enjoyment? Also, let us just remind you: some images come from the corresponding Wikipedia page and are here under fair use.



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chicken0102


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"How Do I Live" by LeAnn Rimes
"Where'd You Go" by Fort Minor

cjhughes


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  • When Will I Be Loved? by The Everly Brothers/Linda Ronstadt
  • Who Do You Love? by Bo Diddley/The Doors/The Band/etc.
  • Why Don't We Do It in the Road? by The Beatles
  • Why Do Fools Fall in Love? by Diana Ross
  • Which Side Are You On? by Pete Seeger
  • What's the Frequency, Kenneth? by R.E.M.
  • Where Have All the Flowers Gone by the Kingston Trio/Peter, Paul, & Mary/etc.
  • How Is It (We Are Here)? by The Moody Blues (from the album A Question of Balance, no less)


There, that covers all of the question words.

Every time I see an adult on a bicycle,
I no longer despair for the future of the human race. H.G. Wells
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CowboyDann


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Great choices as always, I got a couple essential questions songs here for you though.

I'm glad you narrowed it to pop songs because I came up with 5 immediately right off the top of my head without looking but only a couple i'd classify as pop songs.

Talking Heads - Who is it?


The Flaming Lips - Do you Realize?


Non pop song mentions:
Minus the bear - Hey, wanna throw up?
Snowing - Why am I not going underwater?
And in my never ending quest to taint all your music mondays with modest mouse:
Modest Mouse - Blue Cadet 3 Do you connect?

CowboyDann


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cjhughes wrote:
There, that covers all of the question words.



Impressive!

mossygreen


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My first thought was In the Flesh?, but then I was like, is that a question, or just a question mark? I didn't know. So I had to look deeper, and found:

Gary Numan's Are "Friends" Electric?

XTC's (as The Dukes of Stratosphear) What in the World?? and Have You Seen Jackie?

Lydia Lunch's What Did You Do

Roxy Music's Would You Believe?

tjamil


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Joe Jackson Is she really going out with him?

Peter Framptom (not really pop)
Do you feel like we do?

chicken0102


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I forgot one:
"Who Can It Be Now?" by Men at Work

lichme


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Tina Turner - What's love got to do with it?

mikeebee


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Travis - Why does it always rain on me

Van Halen - Why can't this be love

Marvin Gaye - What's goin' on

Dire Straits - Why worry

U2 - Who's going to ride your wild horses

Eurhythmics - Who's that girl

Queen - Who wants to live forever

Radiohead - you and whose army?

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tjamil


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I thought of another one:

Paula Cole Where have all the Cowboys Gone?

Listen2Reason


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Wow, I actually didn't know The Smiths originally did How Soon is Now?, I've only heard the t.A.T.u. version...

maxrfb


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Life on Mars?

Who put the bomp?

wow. I actually bought a Robot Elvis.
What was I thinking?

dtristano


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Should I stay or should I go?
- The Clash

chicken0102


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I know it's not Christmas and it won't be for more than nine months, but Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas?" and "Do You Hear What I Hear?" (my favorite version is by Bing Crosby).

ForbzyT


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It's Monday?

Or, as Chicago asked, "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?"
(This is the version with the 1'15" piano intro.)

ROGETRAY


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Culture Club - Do You Really Want to Hurt Me


Jet - Are You Gunna Be My Girl


Owl City - When Can I See You Again?

Xaria


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Who let the dogs out!!!

vigilante1987


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Here's three right off the top of my head:

Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers: Why Do Fools Fall in Love?



The Beatles: Do You Want to Know a Secret?



Van Halen: Where Have All the Good Times Gone?



I'll probably be able to think of a few more in time.

Ok, here's a fourth:
The Lovin' Spoonful: Do You Believe In Magic?"

1starfish


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Huey Lewis and the News - Do You Believe in Love
Lovin' Spoonful - Do You Believe in Magic

vigilante1987


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Cat Stevens: Where Do the Children Play?





The Beach Boys: Wouldn't It Be Nice?



George Harrison: What is Life?



The Byrds: So You Want to be a Rock And Roll Star?



Jimi Hendrix: Are You Experienced?

Moueska


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No love for Wop-Pop-a-Do-Wop classics?



"(Who wrote) the Book of Love" - The Monotones
{Okay... I'm hinging the entry on a technicality... it's more often seen as titled "The Book of Love"}

"Who put the Bomp" - Barry Mann



For that matter:

"Where is the Love?" - Black Eyed Peas

"How Will I know?" - Whitney Houston



A bit of Trivia - apparently in 2012, according to some random site: There were no "question" titled songs to hit the top 100 this month

Except that Carly Rae Jepsen Slid "Call Me Maybe" into the UK top 100. If it's technically a question title. Maybe?

"Can You Hear Me? (Ayayaya)" by Wiley also made it to the UK 100.

EDIT: Someone else said "Who Put the Bomp" - Still my favorite "Who/What/Where/When/Why/How" song there is.

curtw4


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Late to the game, but let's see what hasn't been mentioned yet--

Bruce Springsteen, "Does This Bus Stop at 82nd Street?"
The Pixies, "Where Is My Mind?"
Liz Phair, "Why Can't I?"
Blink-182, "What's My Age Again?"
Barenaked Ladies, "Who Needs Sleep?"
10,000 Maniacs, "What's the Matter Here?"

And, of course, The King of the Blues, B.B. King, with "How Blue Can You Get?"

And every single one of these is better than *EVERYTHING* by the Smiths. IMHO, of course.

LarryLars


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Scott wrote: The real question about this classic rock radio tradition is "How did they sneak that F-bomb past the FCC for like thirty years?"


Wonder what brought the above to mind?

My contribution: (which I am sure Scott purposely missed)

"Have You Ever Seen the Rain" by Creedence Clearwater Revival



Live version by John Fogerty: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCQ6XmsJ8tE

and another rainy question: Who'll Stop The Rain by Creedence Clearwater Revival

when it rains, it pours


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ken24s2


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Why Can't I Be You? - The Cure
Who's That Girl? - Eurythmics
Are You In? - Incubus
Are You Gonna Go My Way? - Lenny Kravitz
Is It Really So Strange? - The Smiths
What Difference Does It Make? - The Smiths
What's the Matter Here? - 10,000 Maniacs

just to add a few more...

vigilante1987


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A few more:

John Lennon dissing Paul McCartney in "How Do You Sleep?"



Another Lennon song, "How?"



Two from The Moody Blues, from one of my favorite albums "On The Threshold of a Dream" comes "Are You Sitting Comfortably"



and off "Seventh Sojourn" "Isn't Life Strange?"



and finally, Styx: Haven't We Been Here Before?

LarryLars


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Why Can't We Be Friends? - War

When Will I See You Again - The Three Degrees

Who's Crying Now - Journey


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CowboyDann


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circusninja


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I am surprised... Nobody has stated the obvious.

Why don't we get drunk, and screw? - Jimmy Buffett

mossygreen


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This has been the most fun Music Monday in quite awhile--not that it's not always fun, but everyone's songs are great and there are so many of them, I don't know. It's fun. More fun.

The interesting thing about Shoot Out the Lights is that apparently Richard Thompson thought everything was fine in his marriage during recording; they broke up afterwards. So, it's an inadvertent chronicle of a dissolving relationship.

One more song: What's the Buzz from Jesus Christ Superstar

Gnomercy


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Can't believe this internet meme was missed.


Haddaway - What is love?


oh and

Boy George - Do you really want to hurt me?


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LarryMac808


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What is Love? Howard Jones.

Can We Still Be Friends? Todd Rundgren.

oh, just thought of Quando, Quando, Quando? I believe the first English version was by Pat Boone (blecchh), but there have been many subsequent versions.

mossygreen


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Wait a sec, did no one post Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?

Weird.

Bonus: Steve Dahl's Do You Think I'm Disco?; I'm tired of waiting for a Music Monday on the Iranian hostage crisis or the Falklands. "Boy, it's so easy to be led astray by all those pictures of Margaret Trudeau in People Magazine...."

Is it really possible that there is only one video on youtube of The Motels' "Whose Problem?" and that it's blocked in this country on copyright grounds? That's weird.

LarryLars


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Is That All There Is?


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vigilante1987


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"How Long (Has this been going on?)"



I guess since last Monday actually.

"How Long Is Too Long?"




Probably when someone posts "Who Let the Dogs Out?"

LarryLars


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You know I can't believe it took so long to recall:

Don't You Want Me - The Human League


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