Monday Quiz – Summertime!

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Swift (Apus apus)

Dear Readers, temperatures in London are expected to exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit for the next two days, so I thought for this quiz we could have a look at some summer songs, and see if we could find the title and the artist. There have been some cracking songs about this time of year, and to be honest probably the best thing for most of us Londoners for the next few days would be to stay in, pull the curtains, drink lots of fluids and listen to them!

One mark for the song title, one mark for the artist (or an artist who has recorded the song). You have until 5 p.m. UK time next Saturday (23rd July) to pop your answers into the comments, and the answers will be published next Sunday (24th July). So, UK readers, have fun, stay cool and don’t do anything too intrepid. Depending on the humidity and a number of other factors, temperatures as low as 95 degrees can be deadly, as this article explains.

The Songs

A)Back of my neck getting dirty and gritty
Been down, isn’t it a pity?
Doesn’t seem to be a shadow in the city
All around, people looking half dead
Walking on the sidewalk, hotter than a match head

B) Fish are jumpin’
And the cotton is high
Your daddy’s rich
And your mum is good lookin’
So hush little baby
Don’t you cry

C) Ole ole – ole ole / Ole ole – ole ole

D) Whenever he calls my name
Soft, low, sweet, and plain
Right then, right there, I feel that burning flame
Has high blood pressure got a hold on me
Or is this the way love’s supposed to be?

E) Sittin’ here restin’ my bones
And this loneliness won’t leave me alone, listen
Two thousand miles, I roam
Just to make this dock my home

F) Hot summer streets and the pavements are burning
I sit around
Trying to smile but the air is so heavy and dry
Strange voices are sayin’ (what did they say?)
Things I can’t understand
It’s too close for comfort, this heat has got right out of hand

G)Out on the road today, I saw a DEADHEAD sticker on a Cadillac
A little voice inside my head said, “Don’t look back. You can never look back”
I thought I knew what love was
What did I know?
Those days are gone forever
I should just let them go but-

H)Sweet days of summer, the jasmine’s in bloom
July is dressed up and playing her tune
And I come home from a hard day’s work
And you’re waitin’ there
Not a care in the world

I)Well, we got no choice
All the girls and boys (girls and boys)
Making all that noise (ooh)
‘Cause they found new toys

J)I used to think maybe you loved me, now I know that it’s true
And I don’t want to spend my whole life, just waiting for you
Now I don’t want u back for the weekend
Not back for a day, no no no
I said baby I just want you back and I want you to stay


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