Friday Lyric Quiz, #448 (In Which We Kick 2011 to the Curb)

Bye-Bye, Twenty-Eleven!

For tomorrow, the final day of this year of ours, I’ve queued up my take on the best 11 songs released in 2011. Today’s quiz is related because it features lyrics from 10 of the biggest hits of the past 12 months.  Curious that no song made both lists. Anyhoo.

So if you’ve been paying attention to your Sirius Hits One the past year, maybe some of these will be a breeze.  And if none sound familiar, then maybe that’s okay as well.  Have a safe and happy New Year’s celebration.  Here’s hoping the year 2012 won’t be our last. I have Book of Mormon tickets for February 2013.  (This is not a joke).

Obviously, the year for every song — at least the year the songs reached their peak on the charts according to my Internet sources — is 2011.  

Friday Lyric Quiz #448 [scroll down for last week’s answers]

1. “To my friends in New York I say hello, my friends in LA they don’t know”

2. “Excuse me, but I might drink a little bit more than I should tonight”

3. “You’re so supersonic, wanna feel your powers, stun me with your lasers”

4. “Suede inside, engine roaring, it’s the big boy, you know what I pay for it”

5. “And you want to steer but I’m shifting gears, I’ll take it from here”

6. “Love is great, love is fine, out the box, out of line”

7. “If my body was on fire ,ooh, you’d watch me burn down in flames”

8. “You are wrong … Change the voices in your head, make them like you instead”

9. “Now money is the root to the evilist ways, but have you ever been so hungry that it keeps you awake”

10. “It’s hard to feel the rush, to rush the dangerous”

Answers to Friday Lyric Quiz #447

1. “Everyday Christmas, give Travie a wish list … I’d probably pull an Angelina and Brad Pitt” (early 2010s)
Billionaire, Travie McCoy 

2. “He was born a pauper to a pawn on a Christmas day” (early 70s)
Levon, Elton John 

3. “Sometimes I think you’re just too good for me … every day is Christmas, and every night is new year’s eve” (mid-80s)
Smooth Operator, Sade

4. “They have never been poor, they have never had the joy of a welfare Christmas” (late 90s)
I Will Buy You a New Life, Everclear

5. “Met my old lover in the grocery store, the snow was falling Christmas Eve” (early 80s)
Same Old Lang Syne, Dan Fogelberg

6. “Six a.m., day after Christmas, I throw some clothes on in the dark” (late 90s)
Brick, Ben Folds Five

7. “New York, like a Christmas tree, tonight this city belongs to me” (late 80s)
Angel of Harlem, U2

8. “No Libra sun, no Halloween, no giving thanks to all the Christmas joy you bring” (mid-80s)
I Just Called to Say I Love You, Stevie Wonder

9. “I got a guitar on Christmas day, I dreamed that Jimmy Page would come to Santa Monica” (early 2000s)
A.M. Radio, Everclear

10. “I’ll never forget that Christmas I sat up the whole night crying, cause Daddy felt like a bum, see Daddy had a job” (mid-2000s)
Mockingbird, Eminem


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