Baby Boomers, Do You Remember the Lyrics to These Classic Songs?

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Heather Cahill

6 Min Quiz

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The classic songs from the Baby Boomer Generation are still loved and played today. They defined the era and the people in it, and just one listen can take you back. Artists like Bruce Springsteen, John Lennon and Simon and Garfunkel released some of the biggest hits of the time. Which song reminds you of the Baby Boomer Generation?

Can you sing every lyric to "Every Breath You Take?" What about the lyrics to "American Pie"? Maybe you can even fill in the blanks to the lyrics of "Landslide." The songs and artists you know and love will all show up on this quiz!

What is your favorite lyric from the time? You might be a fan of songs like "Mony Mony" or "Don't Stop Believing." Or are you more of a "Good Vibrations" kind of person? There are many different genres of music in this quiz. They may start off easy, but they'll get trickier!

The lyrics of the Baby Boomer Generation will always have a place close to the hearts of the people who grew up listening. They're the words that described the best of times and helped in the hardest of times. So, Baby Boomers, if you think you remember the lyrics that defined your generation, this is your chance. Take the quiz to see your score!

Which word is missing from this lyric? "Once upon a time you __________ so fine"

The correct lyrics is: "Once upon a time you dressed so fine." This is from "Like a Rolling Stone" by Bob Dylan. The song is highly praised and often included on lists of the greatest songs of all time.

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Which word is missing from this lyric? "Sometimes all of our thoughts are _________."

The correct lyric is: "Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven." This lyric is from "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zepplin. The song is well-known for its guitar solo.

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Can you finish this lyric? "So you think you can stone me and _________________?"

The correct lyrics are: "So you think you can stone me and spit in my eye?" They are from the song "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen which was on their album titled, "A Night At The Opera."

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Which song does this lyric belong to? "And I ain't seen the sunshine since I don't know when."

This lyric is from "Folsom Prison Blues" by Johnny Cash. He also performed a live version of this song that was included on his album, "At Folsom Prison."

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Which word is missing from this lyric? "Spent my _________ down at the drive-in."

The correct lyric is: "Spent my evenings down at the drive-in." This is from "Summer of ''69" by Bryan Adams. The song did very well on the charts.

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Can you finish this lyric? "Love like yours will surely ___________."

The correct lyrics are: "Love like yours will surely come my way." They lyrics are from "Everyday" by Buddy Holly. It was released on his self-titled album.

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Which song does this lyric belong to? "They burned down the gambling house/It died with an awful sound."

This lyric was from "Smoke on the Water" by Deep Purple. It was released on the band's album titled, "Machine Head," and it has been recognized on lists of the greatest songs ever made.

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Which song does this lyric belong to? "Hey, she looks good and I feel all right now."

This lyric is from "Mony Mony" by Tommy James and the Shondells. It charted well in the United States and Canada. Billy Idol covered the song in 1981.

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Which word is missing from this lyric? "Then every ________ turned with eyes that dreamed of being the one."

The correct lyric is: "Then every head turned with eyes that dreamed of being the one." This is from "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson. The song hit #1 on charts worldwide.

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Which word is missing from this lyric? "And in the master's chambers, they gathered for the _______."

The correct lyric is: "And in the master's chambers, they gathered for the feast." These lyrics are from "Hotel California" by The Eagles.

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Can you finish this lyric? "In my hometown where I used to stay / The name of the place is _____________."

The correct lyrics are: "In my hometown where I used to stay/The name of the place is Augusta, GA." This lyric is from "There Was a Time" by James Brown.

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Which word is missing from this lyric? "Take the world in a ______ embrace."

The correct lyric is: "Take the world in a love embrace." This is from "Born to Be Wild" by Steppenwolf. The song was covered by Kim Wilde.

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Which word is missing from this lyric? "Imagine all the people ________ all the world"

The correct lyric is: "Imagine all the people sharing all the world." This lyric is from "Imagine" by John Lennon. The song was a huge hit worldwide.

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Which song does this lyric belong to? "How my poor heart aches with every step you take."

This lyric is from "Every Breath You Take" by The Police. It is from the album, "Synchronicity," and it was the song of the year in 1983.

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Can you finish this lyric? "Now the only things a gambler needs _______________"

The correct lyrics are: "Now the only things a gambler needs is a suitcase and a trunk." They are from "House of the Rising Sun" by The Animals.

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Which word is missing from this lyric? "And if you see my _________ in the snow-covered hills."

The correct lyric is: "And if you see my reflection in the snow-covered hills." They are from "Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac. The song was covered by the Dixie Chicks.

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Which song does this lyric belong to? "I'm gonna take you, girl, and hold you / and do all the things I told you."

This lyric is from "In the Midnight Hour" by Wilson Pickett. The song was released in 1965 and was covered by other artists, such as Samantha Sang.

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Which song does this lyric belong to? "And I pretend to pray/you know the preacher likes the cold."

These lyrics are from "California Dreamin''" by The Mamas and the Papas. The Beach Boys covered this song in 1986 for their "Made in the U.S.A." album.

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Can you finish this lyric? "'Til forever, on it goes / Through the circle, _____________."

The correct lyric is: "'Til forever, on it goes/Through the circle, fast and slow." The lyric is from "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" by Creedence Clearwater Revival. It was released on their album titled, "Pendulum."

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Which song does this lyric belong to? "Well, shake it, shake it, shake it, baby, now."

This lyric is from "Twist and Shout" by The Beatles. It was released in 1961. The song was a big hit and was covered by a few different artists.

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Can you finish this lyric? "Trophies of war and ribbons _______________."

The correct lyrics are: "Trophies of war and ribbons of euphoria." They are from"Bold as Love" by The Jimi Hendrix Experience. The sone was on the album titled, "Axis: Bold as Love."

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Which word is missing from this lyric? "Rid me of the _________, do all that you can."

The correct lyrics are: "Rid me of the problems, do all that you can." This is from "Superstition" by Stevie Wonder. The song hit #1 on the charts in the United States.

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Which word is missing from this lyric? "Strumming with the __________ that the drivers made."

The correct lyric is: "Strumming with the rhythm that the drivers made." The lyric is from "Johnny B. Goode" by Chuck Berry.

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Which song does this lyric belong to? "I'm saying all the things that I know you'll like / making good conversation."

These lyrics are from "Physical" by Olivia Newton-John. The music video for the song was nominated for a Grammy and the song itself went to #1 on the charts in multiple countries.

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Can you finish this lyric? "Jubilation, she loves me again / I fall on the floor and _________________."

The correct lyrics are: "Jubilation, she loves me again/I fall on the floor and I'm laughing." They are from "Cecilia" by Simon and Garfunkel which was released on their album titled, "Bridge Over Troubled Water."

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Which song does this lyric belong to? "Little things I should have said and done / I just never took the time."

This lyric is from "Always On My Mind" by Willie Nelson. The song was not originally recorded by Nelson, but by Gwen McCrae.

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Which song does this lyric belong to? "Just a city boy, born and raised in South Detroit."

This lyric is from "Don't Stop Believing" by Journey. The song was on the band's album titled,"Escape," and did very well on the music charts in the United States and Canada.

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Can you finish this lyric? "I'm gonna camp out on the land, _____________________."

The correct lyrics are: "I'm gonna camp out on the land, and get my soul free." They are from "Woodstock" by Joni Mitchell.

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Which song does this lyric belong to? "Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry."

This lyric is from "American Pie" by Don McLean. The song was released on an album of the same name and was covered by Madonna.

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Which song does this lyric belong to? "I ain't gonna do you wrong when you're gone / Ain't gonna do you wrong 'cause I don't wanna."

This lyric is from the song "Respect" by Aretha Franklin. It was a hit worldwide and was on the album, "I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You."

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Can you finish this lyric? "If I don't get some shelter / __________________."

The correct lyrics are: "If I don't get some shelter/I'm gonna fade away." These lyrics are from the song, "Gimme Shelter" by The Rolling Stones.

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Which song does this lyric belong to? "The girls comb their hair in rearview mirrors, and the boys try to look so hard."

This lyric is from "Born to Run" by Bruce Springsteen. The song was released in 1975 and Sesame Street did a cover for it!

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Which song does this lyric belong to? "Don't cry, don't raise your eye / It's only a teenage wasteland."

This lyric is from "Baba O'Riley" by The Who. It was released on the album titled, "Who's Next." The song was originally 30 minutes long!

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Can you finish this lyric? "If I was to say to you / Girl, we couldn't get ___________."

The correct lyrics are: "If I was to say to you/Girl, we couldn't get much higher." The lyrics are from "Light My Fire" by The Doors. It was released on their self-titled album.

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Which song does this lyric belong to? "Close my eyes, she's somehow closer now."

This lyric is from "Good Vibrations" by The Beach Boys. It is regarded as being revolutionary in the world of pop music, changing the genre for future recordings.

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