Name the Character in the Song

by Amanda Flinner

Every good story needs a memorable character, and some of the best stories are told through songs. Anthony's movin' out. Billie Jean wasn't MJ's lover. Jude can take a sad song and make it better. And look out, Janie's got a gun. How many more characters can you remember?

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Comments: 20

  • Gw from Sc7-10....not bad for a 73 yr old drummer
  • Pamedictim from Delaware7/10. Meh
    Not my genres but did ok I guess.
  • Ekristheh from Halath"Worked in a diner and dreams of running away" can also be the woman from "Desert Highway" by Neil Young. This is about his wife Pegi, but her name wasn't mentioned in the song.
  • Abqchazman from Albuquerque, New MexicoLove it!!!!!!
  • Lilia from Dublin9/10
    Damn it Bruce Springsteen!!!
  • Kelly from PennsylvaniaI did terrible.
  • Muddy from ParisGuessed four, got all right but one. Didn't know any of the four songs, but the rest were without any doubts.
  • Jim from Mobile, AlThis was a good one, missed two guessed two right. Very creative, guys!
  • Gruffdan from Tampa Just awful, maybe 2 right.
  • Cindy from CaliforniaMissed one, the Bruce Springsteen song, no surprise, I never did care for his music.
  • Jon from Long Island9 out of 10...pretty good.
  • Miguel Carrion from PeruVery interesting. I got 8/10

  • Uncle Ray from Lancaster, PaOh the shame... I'm such a lyrics junkie, and I missed MJ.
  • Danielle from Philippinesi`m having fun !!
  • Jamie from JerseyThat was fun!! Only got the Springsteen question wrong =/
  • Daniel from NjReally cool fun trivia
  • Zander from Los AngelesInteresting choice for a Springsteen song; I thought Tenth Avenue Freeze-out would be used
  • Jim from North Billerica, MaMissed just one but I did have to guess on three of them.
  • Bill from UsFurry sings the blues. (Joni Mitchell) of course Furry Lewis was real!
    Donald and Lydia made love from ten miles away. (John Prine)
    Sam Stone was alone. (John Prine)
    She's my Sharona (The Knack)
    Hey Carrie Anne, what's your game? (The Hollies)
    Stoney was a Liar (Jerry Jeff Walker)
    Frank and Lola honeymoon in Pensacola (Jimmy Buffet)
    Ricki might need that number (Steely Dan)
    Sneakin Sally Thru the Alley (Robert Palmer) (Allen Toussaint)
    Ruby (Mel Tillis) (Kenny Rogers)
    We all know what Billy Joe Mcallister did (Bobbie Gentry)
    Smackwater Jack bought a shotgun (Carole King)
    Sad Lisa (Cat Stevens)
    Jet's was a suffragette! (Paul McCartney)
  • K.c. from New HampshireOnly 2 wrong, and they were songs I've never heard before.
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