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A music quiz this time.  Here are 10 extracts from the lyrics of songs released over the past 50 years.  There are 2 each from each decade from the sixties to the noughties, in chronological order.  Just name the song, artist and if you’re really clever the year of release! 

  1. Q. “I was born with a plastic spoon in my mouth”
    A. Substitute - The Who – 1966

  2. Q. “Sitting on a cornflake, waiting for the van to come”
    A. I am the Walrus – The Beatles - 1967

  3. Q. “Took all the trees and put ‘em in a tree museum and charged the people a dollar and a half just to see ‘em” 
    A. Big Yellow Taxi – Joni Mitchell – 1970

  4. Q. “Sup up your beer and collect your fags, There’s a row going on down near Slough”
    A. Eton Rifles – The Jam - 1979

  5. Q. “Bless my cotton socks I’m in the news!”       
    A. Reward – The Teardrop Explodes – 1981

  6. Q. “You can’t start a fire, you can’t start a fire without a spark, this gun’s for hire...” 
    A. Dancing in the Dark – Bruce Springsteen - 1984

  7. Q. “Backbeat the word was on the street that the fire in your heart is out”
    A. Wonderwall – Oasis 1995

  8. Q. “Things are getting strange, I’m starting to worry”
    A. Mulder and Scully – Catatonia - 1998

  9. Q. “What’s that coming over the hill?”
    A. Monster – The Automatic – 2006

  10. Q. “I used to rule the world, seas would rise when I gave the word”
    A. Viva la Vida – Coldplay - 2008

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