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Old 18-12-2007, 16:44:57   #1
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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.
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Old 18-12-2007, 16:57:35   #2
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Would "What's My Age Again?" count? An age is given, and its implied that it's the age of the singer.
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Old 18-12-2007, 17:02:12   #3
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Has to be spefically answered.
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Old 18-12-2007, 17:12:22   #4
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Old 18-12-2007, 20:55:29   #5
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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....
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Old 18-12-2007, 20:58:53   #6
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Yeah!

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

A: Snoop Doggy DAAAAWWWWGGG.
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Old 18-12-2007, 23:26:39   #7
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The Pixies "Where Is My Mind?". It is way out in the water, swimming, is it not?
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Old 19-12-2007, 08:11:27   #8
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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.
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Old 19-12-2007, 08:27:55   #9
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What a waste, all those missing '?'s !!!



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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....
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Old 19-12-2007, 09:43:15   #10
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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?
(NOTHING, NOTHING, NOTHING)

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.
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Old 19-12-2007, 09:51:17   #11
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Do answers like the ones you get by your boss count?

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

A:Well, I have

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Old 19-12-2007, 16:06:21   #12
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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.
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Old 19-12-2007, 19:11:25   #13
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Old 19-12-2007, 19:38:03   #14
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Old 19-12-2007, 21:03:37   #15
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"Can you dig it?"- The Mock Turtles.

The answer is "Oh, yes".
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Old 19-12-2007, 21:05:37   #16
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Tragically "Can your pussy do the dog?" remains unanswered.
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Old 19-12-2007, 22:08:56   #17
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"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...
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Old 19-12-2007, 22:56:52   #18
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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...
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Old 20-12-2007, 06:05:45   #19
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Originally posted by *End Is Forever*
A quick browse through my iTunes reveals the following questions...
And a very one-track taste in music!
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Old 20-12-2007, 09:02:01   #20
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Old 25-12-2007, 23:35:48   #21
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And a very one-track taste in music!
Guilty as charged. However, these are my top 15 most played tracks according to last.fm - 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
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Old 25-12-2007, 23:37:35   #22
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(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)
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Old 27-12-2007, 08:35:00   #23
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