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Gramercy Riffs 18-12-2007 16:44:57

Questions Answered?
Following on from recent discussion K_G and I were having, heres a teaser.

We got onto this after hearing "What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted?"
How many songs are there out there where the question in the title is answered in the song? The title of the of song must be a question AND must have a question mark (ruling out Marvin Gaye's "Whats Going on" bizarrely).

We could think of one.

Immortal Wombat 18-12-2007 16:57:35

Would "What's My Age Again?" count? An age is given, and its implied that it's the age of the singer.

Gramercy Riffs 18-12-2007 17:02:12

Has to be spefically answered.

Funko 18-12-2007 17:12:22

Alice What's The Matter? - Terrorvision

Scabrous Birdseed 18-12-2007 20:55:29

The seven inch version of Syl Johnson's "Is It Because I'm Black?" does, but only barely and tenuously. Dammit.

Must... Think... of... an... answer....

Scabrous Birdseed 18-12-2007 20:58:53


Q: "Who Am I (What's My Name)?"


Provost Harrison 18-12-2007 23:26:39

The Pixies "Where Is My Mind?". It is way out in the water, swimming, is it not? ;)

Scabrous Birdseed 19-12-2007 08:11:27

I've come across a number of songs that answer a question with another question. Does that count?

Anyway, I found a really straightforward, acceptable-on-all-levels answer:

Q: "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?"

A: Young girls picked them, everyone.

MoSe 19-12-2007 08:27:55

What a waste, all those missing '?'s !!!


Track listing
"Who Do You Love - Part 1" 3:32
"When You Love" 5:15
"Where You Love" 6:07
"How You Love" 2:45
"Which Do You Love" 4:38
OTOH Bo Diddley's original does have the question mark, but the questions remains unanswered in the song....

Mr. Bas 19-12-2007 09:43:15

I have 13 songs on my pc now with a question mark in the title, but I think the majority are not answered. A few that are:

Husker Du - What do I want?

The Smiths - What difference does it make? (It makes none)

The Streets - What is he thinking?
This is a bit more tricky, but since the subject of the question is also talking in the song, I think this fits the criteria.

Finally, some rhetorical questions that might be stretching it a bit: Bad Brains - How low can a punk get?, The Streets - Who got the funk? and What happened to you? by The Offspring.

C.G.B. Spender 19-12-2007 09:51:17

Do answers like the ones you get by your boss count?

Q: Are you experienced?
Have you ever been experienced?

A:Well, I have

Eklektikos 19-12-2007 16:06:21

Q: Am I evil?

A: Yes I am.

Somehow I get the impression that Diamond Head were more interested in widdly guitar solos than in-depth soul searching.

Immortal Wombat 19-12-2007 19:11:25

Q: Can We Fix It?

A: Yes we can!

Resource Consumer 19-12-2007 19:38:03

:lol: @ IW

Lazarus and the Gimp 19-12-2007 21:03:37

"Can you dig it?"- The Mock Turtles.

The answer is "Oh, yes".

Lazarus and the Gimp 19-12-2007 21:05:37

Tragically "Can your pussy do the dog?" remains unanswered.

Provost Harrison 19-12-2007 22:08:56

"Who Let The Dogs Out?"

I think we all know the reply, although whether this canine response counts is another question entirely. I expected better from men of the Baha'i faith, I must say...

*End Is Forever* 19-12-2007 22:56:52

A quick browse through my iTunes reveals the following questions...

Q. "Is he your boyfriend?" (Antifreeze)
A. Yes

Q. "Are we there yet?" (The Ataris)
A. Yes, they get there at the end of the song.

Q. "What's my age again?" (Blink-182)
A. He does say he's 23, but the question is rhetorical.

Q. "Don't you know who I think I am?" (Fall Out Boy)
A. Not answered

Q. "Is this thing on?" (Less Than Jake)
A. Not answered

Q. "What happened to you?" (The Offspring)
A. Rhetorical question, but it does explain in the song what happened.

Q. "Where have you been?" (Reel Big Fish)
A. With another crappy boyfriend, but again rhetorical.

Q. "Do you know what I love the most?" (Saves The Day)
A. Yes - describes his relationship.

Q. "What's it feel like to be a ghost?" (Taking Back Sunday)
A. Not answered.

I feel very sad for actually having done this...

Scabrous Birdseed 20-12-2007 06:05:45


Originally posted by *End Is Forever*
A quick browse through my iTunes reveals the following questions...

And a very one-track taste in music!

Funko 20-12-2007 09:02:01


*End Is Forever* 25-12-2007 23:35:48


Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
And a very one-track taste in music!
Guilty as charged. However, these are my top 15 most played tracks according to - might surprise a few people:

1 Throwing Muses Not Too Soon

2 The All-American Rejects Drive Away

3 Jimmy Eat World Dizzy

4= The Libertines Can't Stand Me Now

4= Eels Last Stop: This Town

6= Blondie Denis

6= McFly All About You

8 Hundred Reasons Silver

9= They Might Be Giants Birdhouse in Your Soul

9= Paul Simon You Can Call Me Al

9= Dashboard Confessional So Impossible

9= Weezer Buddy Holly

9= The Killers Jenny Was a Friend of Mine

9= Matchbook Romance Playing for Keeps

9= Taking Back Sunday Number Five With a Bullet

*End Is Forever* 25-12-2007 23:37:35

(I might add that my top played artists are nonetheless predictable - only the Beatles at #12 and the Lightning Seeds and the Killers at equal 19th punctuate the pop-punk emo and ska)

C.G.B. Spender 27-12-2007 08:35:00


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