I was listening to this song last night that Adam Sandler did, and it's basically nothing but musical references. I can get most of them without having to resort to a search engine, but I thought maybe there were some other music junkies up to the challenge. See how many references you can equate to song title and artist in the following lyrics, without resorting to a search engine of course. Some are obvious, but a few less so. I counted 36 distinct references. I think I got 29 definitively (title and artist), but am unsure about 7 of them. ------------------------------- Listenin' To The Radio Adam Sandler
Where's my Peggy Sue? I could use a Rosalita If there's a Long Tall Sally out there I'm dyin' to meet her Why can't I hear Beth callin' me? Why can't I be the one to make Sara smile? I wish I was arm in arm with Jean genie Walkin' down the aisle Oh yeah, all right But I got no Mary Jane There's no Sloopy or Dancin' Queen I'm just a fool in the rain Waitin' on my Billie Jean I want an Angie, a Mandy, a Candy-O A devil in a dress of blue A Rosanna, Diana, a sweet Caroline I'd even take a Run-Around Sue Oh yeah, all right Well, I never got to scream for a Layla I never saw Mary-Anne walkin' away I never danced on the sand with a Rio Or woke up with a Maggie May I dialed 867-5309 But there was no Jenny Jenny Oh, why can't I get myself a brown-eyed girl When Willie Nelson loved so many? And why does Jack have Diane? And why does Billy Joe have Bobbie Sue? And everybody had Roxanne Except you-know-who I want an Angie, a Mandy, a Candy-O A devil in a dress of blue A Rosanna, Diana, a sweet Caroline I'd even take a Run-Around Sue Well I'd take any ol' Suzy Q I got no reason to be picky She can be a Goody-Goody-Two-Shoes Or she can be my Darling Nikki Oh, Brandy would be such a fine girl And so would the sweet Judy Blue I guess I sound just like that other fella 'Cause you know I wish I had Jessie's girl too Oh yeah, all right Well, I'd die for a kiss from Allison Even though I know she'd break my heart Or give me a Lo-lo-lo-lola Minus the extra part I want an Angie, a Mandy, a Candy-O A devil in a dress of blue A Rosanna, Diana, a sweet Caroline I'd even take a Run-Around Sue You know I'd even take a Run-Around Sue Well, I'd even take a Run-Around Sue Oh yeah, all right [ October 17, 2003: Message edited by: Jason Menard ]
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The 7 references I didn't get: Sara Mary Jane "I'm just a fool in the rain" - this has to be a reference to something Candy-O Mary-Anne Darling Nikki "devil in a dress of blue" - The reference is to "Devil in a Blue Dress" afaik, but I can't remember who did it.
I know I am going to feel silly on not having the Mary-Anne one come to me. I can think of part of the melody but the song just isn't coming. Why can't I be the one to make Sara smile? Hall and Oates? Candy-O The Cars?
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Originally posted by Paul Stevens: Mary-Anne Boston
That's right! From "More Than A Feeling". I see my Mary-Anne walking away. Are Candy-O and the one you gave for Hall and Oats the titles, or are they lyrics in a song?
Are Candy-O and the one you gave for Hall and Oats the titles, or are they lyrics in a song? Both are song titles which also appear prominently in the lyrics - but only one was actually heard much on the radio. Sara Smile was, I think, Hall & Oats first hit. Candy-O was also the album title, which is strange since it was a singularly crappy song which received no airplay - the main hit from the album was Let's Go. Candy-O was one of the weakest songs on the album, which was weak overall compared to the previous, most excellent debut album, The Cars. So why is the name Candy-O remembered at all now? Probably because of the album cover. [ October 17, 2003: Message edited by: Jim Yingst ]