Another One-Hit Wonders Lyrics Quiz

It’s been a couple of months since the last one, so what the hey…
All artists had one and only one song to hit the US Top 40.

  1. “Three, four, five, look at him jive.”
  2. “Oh what a mystery that seals so tight.”
  3. “Once you’ve had it, you’re in an awful fix.”
  4. “Yip yip yip yip yip yip yip, boom boom boom boom boom.”
  5. “No wonderin’ and guessin’, don’t need dancin’ lessons.”
  6. “He made my baby fall in love with me.”
  7. “Pressed in love’s hot fevered iron like a striped pair of pants.”
  8. “Hello there female. My, my, but you do look swell.”
  9. “To the girls in 'Frisco, to the girls in New York.”
  10. “When I give love, I want love in return.”
  11. “No matter what color you are still my brother.”
  12. “He might look like the average guy, but he’s wanted by the FBI.”
  13. “Boy, put that stop sign down.”
  14. “Little sis don’t miss when she aims her gun.”
  15. “When I tell you she was cool, she was red hot.”
  16. “We can make a lotta love before the sun goes down.”
  17. “When other fellas call, you tell 'em how it all began.”
  18. “If you’ve ever been held down before, I know you’ll refuse to be held down any more.”
  19. “Gotta make a move to a town that’s right for me.”
  20. “My heart knows it’s the beat I seek.”
  21. “That’s a desperate way to look for someone who is still a child.”
  22. “You might want to sing it note for note.”
  23. “Religion is the smile on a dog.”
  24. “I don’t cry when my dog runs away.”
  25. “Fashion shoots with Beck and Hanson.”
  1. “Gotta make a move to a town that’s right for me.”
    Funkytown (Lipps Inc.)

  2. “You might want to sing it note for note.”
    Don’t Worry Be Happy Bobby McFerrin

  3. “Religion is the smile on a dog.”
    WHat I am - Edie Brackell and the New Bohemians

  1. “That’s a desperate way to look for someone who is still a child.”

That’s Big Country, singing In a Big Country.

The Boys Are Back In Town by Thin Lizzie

next line: I don’t get angry when my Mom smokes pot by Sublime, don’t know the name of the song

240 Sublime- What I Got

1)“Mr. Lee” artist unknown (some girls group from the early '60’s
6) “Who put the bop in the bop-shu-lop” (something like that) by some '50’s group) “Boy, put that stop sign down.”
14) “The Night the Lights Went out in Georgia” by the unforgettable Vicki Lawrence
15) “The Boys are Back in Town” – Thin Lizzy (actually I think they had a couple of other minor hits or at least songs that got played on FM in the late '70’s)
16) “Hot Child in the City”?
19) BurnMeUp’s right on this one
21) “In a Big Country” – Big Country, one of my favorite songs
22 & 23) BurnsMeUp is right on these also.

25 - New Radicals, “You Get What You Give”

The Night the Lights Went Out In Georgia by Vicki Lawrence was also redone in the 1990s by Reba McEntire.

As a side note, I prefer the Reba version…

  1. “Pressed in love’s hot fevered iron like a striped pair of pants.”
    “Macarthur Park”, don’t ask me who sang it though.

  2. “If you’ve ever been held down before, I know you’ll refuse to be held down any more.”
    “No stopping us now”. Again I can’t tell you who sang it.

  1. “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin
    Sheri
  1. “We can make a lotta love before the sun goes down.”
    Afternoon Delight – Starland Vocal Band

Who weren’t exactly one-hit wonders…

next line: I don’t get angry when my Mom smokes pot by Sublime, don’t know the name of the song **
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The next line was I don’t get angry at the bills I have to pay
And to the OP: I fart in your general direction for calling Sublime one-hit wonders! I have no less than 20 Sublime albums. Ok, most of them are live bootlegs but still, the guys made alot of music, and more importantly, alot of good music.

6.) “Who Put the Bomp” by …Frankie Avalon?

Chalk me up as another Sublime-had-many-hit-songs person.

  1. One more “yip” plus another “boom” and I’d say this was “Get a Job” by the Silhouettes.
  1. Gimme, Gimme Good Lovin’ by Crazy Elephant (?)

THAT was a Billboard Top-40 single in the USA?

1)Indeed was “Mr. Lee”, by Chordettes, circa 1958.

2)“Over The Mountains,Cross The Sea”, by Johnny and Joe.

3)“Love is Strange”, by Mickey and Sylvia.

Thank you…my thoughts exactly. Sublime is a ska-punk legend. :stuck_out_tongue:

Update/summary on what’s been solved:

Identified:

  1. “Three, four, five, look at him jive.”
    “Mr. Lee,” The Bobbettes

  2. “Oh what a mystery that seals so tight.”
    “Over the Mountain, Across the Sea,” Johnnie and Joe

  3. “Once you’ve had it, you’re in an awful fix.”
    “Love Is Strange,” Mickey and Sylvia

  4. “Yip yip yip yip yip yip yip, boom boom boom boom boom.”
    “Get a Job,” The Silhouettes

  5. “To the girls in 'Frisco, to the girls in New York.”
    “Gimme Gimme Good Lovin’,” Crazy Elephant

  6. “Little sis don’t miss when she aims her gun.”
    “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia,” Vicki Lawrence

  7. “When I tell you she was cool, she was red hot.”
    “The Boys Are Back In Town,” Thin Lizzy

  8. “We can make a lotta love before the sun goes down.”
    “Afternoon Delight,” Starland Vocal Band

  9. “Gotta make a move to a town that’s right for me.”
    “Funkytown,” Lipps, Inc.

  10. “That’s a desperate way to look for someone who is still a child.”
    “In a Big Country,” Big Country

  11. “You might want to sing it note for note.”
    “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” Bobby McFerrin

  12. “Religion is the smile on a dog.”
    “What I Am,” Edie Brickell and New Bohemians

  13. “I don’t cry when my dog runs away.”
    “What I Got,” Sublime
    [Which, kvetching from fans aside, is indeed their only song to make Billboard’s Top 40. Further proof, if you need it, that life ain’t always fair.]

  14. “Fashion shoots with Beck and Hanson.”
    “You Get What You Give,” New Radicals
    Partially Identified: Song ID’d, But Not the Performer

  15. “He made my baby fall in love with me.”
    “Who Put the Bomp (In the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)”

  16. “Pressed in love’s hot fevered iron like a striped pair of pants.”
    “MacArthur Park”

  17. “If you’ve ever been held down before, I know you’ll refuse to be held down any more.”
    “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now”

Still Unidentified:

  1. “No wonderin’ and guessin’, don’t need dancin’ lessons.”
  2. “Hello there female. My, my, but you do look swell.”
  3. “When I give love, I want love in return.”
  4. “No matter what color you are still my brother.”
  5. “He might look like the average guy, but he’s wanted by the FBI.”
  6. “Boy, put that stop sign down.”
  7. “When other fellas call you, tell 'em how it all began.”
  8. “My heart knows it’s the beat I seek.”
  1. “No matter what color you are still my brother.” Sade Why Can’t We Live Together. Dubious one hit wonder status.