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Real People in Song

Many people have written songs about someone they know. A few people have written songs about people a lot of us know. How much do you know about these songs that mention or were inspired by real people?


Quiz ID:#29649
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#1   Elton John's "Candle in the Wind" begins with the line, "Goodbye, Norma Jeane". By what name is Norma Jeane better known?

#2   Which "Saturday Night Live" funny man is R.E.M. singing about in their single "Man on the Moon"?

#3   Toto's 1982 single "Rosanna" has been said to have been written about band member Steve Porcaro's then girlfriend. What was this Rosanna's last name?

#4   What color of velvet is mentioned in the title of Alannah Myles's song about Elvis Presley?

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#5   Which singer/songwriter was Roberta Flack talking about in "Killing Me Softly with His Song"?

#6   Which singer/songwriter sang the 1971 hit "Vincent" about painter Vincent van Gogh?

#7   Neil Diamond wrote "Sweet Caroline" for Caroline Kennedy, whom he was dating at the time.

#8   Which Beatles member wrote the song THAT WOULD BECOME "Hey Jude" for John Lennon's son, Julian?

#9   The song "Hurricane" was inspired by real events in the life of professional middleweight boxer Rubin Carter. Who originally sang "Hurricane"?

#10   Which star of "Full House" admitted to being the ex-boyfriend who inspired Alanis Morissette's "You Oughta Know"?





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