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Music By The Numbers

If you are a fan of music, at some time, you have probably done Karaoke on stage in local pubs and/or taverns, or you may have done it at a party, or maybe while driving in your car, or even in your shower from time to time. Sometimes we are confident in getting up and singing in front of a crowd of people, and sometimes we need some artificial confidence, maybe in a few beverages, or maybe in the solitude of being alone when we belt out a tune that makes us feel good.

Many of the tunes we have to choose from, to imagine ourselves emulating our favorite artists, are songs that include a number in their title, so, being we haven’t done a tickling of our memory banks in a while, the Voice from the Bullpen offers this latest test of our recollection of some of these ditties which may literally be considered music by the numbers.

Take a minute to grab some paper and a writing utensil, refresh your cup of coffee or glass of juice, and get yourself mentally ready for this latest test of your memories of these musical favorites that stand out in your minds. Reminder: All song titles have a number in them. (Point of Information -Any numbers normally written as hyphenated numbers will be considered as two words for the purpose of the clues attached.) Good luck!!

Here we go:

¯ One word song title by Three Dog Night

¯ Two word song title by Bare Naked Ladies

¯ Four word song title by The Eagles

¯ Four word song title by Eddie Money

¯ Three word song title by Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston

¯ Four word song title by The Commodores

¯ Three word song title by Tony Orlando and Dawn

¯ Three word song title by Bob Dylan

¯ Three word song title by The Vogues

¯ Three word song title by Lou Bega

¯ Four word song title by the Beatles

¯ Three word song title by The Byrds

¯ Four word song title by The Searchers

¯ Two word song title by Tennessee Ernie Ford

¯ Three word song title by Chuck Berry

¯ One word song title by Alice Cooper

¯ Three word song title by the Rolling Stones

¯ Three word song title by Prince

¯ Five word song title by Gene Pitney

¯ Six word song title by Chicago

¯ Six word song title by Paul Simon

¯ Three word song title by Billy Joel

¯ Five word song title by Simon and Garfunkle

¯ Four word song title by The Beatles

¯ Three word song title by Nat King Cole and others (Hint – also a TV Show)

¯ Three word song title by Question Mark & the Mysterians

¯ Number song title by Keith

¯ Four word song title by Bryan Adams

¯ Six word song title by the Proclaimers

¯ Seven word song title by Zager and Evans

¯ Six word song title by Bobby Vee

¯ Number song title by Tommy Tutone

¯ Four word song title by Jimmy Charles

There are the questions. As always, I’ll give you the answers. Score three points for each correct one and score another point if you got all 33 correct.

Answers:

¯One

¯One Week

¯One of These nights

¯ Two Tickets to Paradise

¯ It Takes Two

¯Three Times a Lady

¯ Knock Three Times

¯ Positively 4th St.

¯ Five O’clock World

¯ Mambo No. 5

¯ Eight Days a Week

¯ Eight Miles High

¯ Love Potion No. 9

¯ Sixteen Tons

¯ Sweet Little Sixteen

¯ Eighteen

¯ 19th Nervous Breakdown

¯1999

¯ 24 Hours from Tulsa

¯ 25 or 6 to 4

¯ 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover

¯ 52nd St.

¯ 59th St. Bridge Song

¯ When I’m 64

¯ Route 66

¯ 96 Tears

¯ 98.6

¯ Summer of ’69

¯ I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)

¯ In the Year 2525

¯ The Night Has a Thousand Eyes

¯ 867-5309/Jenny

¯ A Million to One

Numbers pop up in almost everything we do or encounter. We can’t go through a day without using them.

They show up in our jobs, our travel and leisure, in cooking, in maintaining our homes, in paying our bills, in building or repairing things, in maintaining our health, almost everything we encounter and do in our lives, so why not in the music we listen to as well? These songs have been sung many times in my vehicle, not necessarily well, but with much enthusiasm. I’m sure many of you can say the same.

Hope you scored well, and hoped you enjoyed this latest brain tickler from the Voice from the Bullpen. Have a Great week, all.

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