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Songs Inspired By Literature
Can you match the song with the piece of literature that inspired it?
#1 In this hit, Elton John says "Goodbye" to a certain glittery path:
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
The Man Behind the Curtain
The Lollipop Guild
#2 This Jefferson Airplane song, riddled with drug references, is based on a character from "Alice in Wonderland".
Queen of Hearts
#3 "Xanadu" is based upon the paradise in what Coleridge poem?
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
#4 "I Am the Walrus", by The Beatles, was inspired by a poem from this novel:
The Wonderful World of Walruses
Through the Looking-Glass
#5 This Dire Straits song was named after two "star crossed lovers":
Romeo and Juliet
Antony and Cleopatra
Portia and Bassanio
Bottom and Titania
#6 "The Ghost of Tom Joad", by Bruce Springsteen, is based on what novel?
East of Eden
Of Mice and Men
The Grapes of Wrath
#7 The song, "Turn, Turn, Turn", takes its lyrics from what book?
Seasons in the Sun
The Turn of the Screw
#8 Suzanne Vega's song "Calypso" is about a sea nymph from Homer's "The Odyssey".
#9 This song is inspired by a mythological story about a boy and his father who make wings of feathers and wax in order to escape a prison in Crete.
Zeus and the Swan
Upon Wings of Doves
The Flight of Icarus
#10 The song "Among the Living", by Anthrax, is a reference to what Stephen King novel?
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