1: A song you like with a color in the title: “99 Red Balloons,” “Orange Blossom Special,” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” “Blue Moon” or “Blue Velvet,” “It’s Not Easy Being Green,” and “Purple Haze” which all lead to “The Rainbow Connection.”
2: A song you like with a number in the title: Bowling for Soup’s “1985.”
3: A song that reminds you of summertime: “Summer of 69.”
4: A song that reminds you of someone you would rather forget about: Offspring’s “She’s Got Issues. “
5: A song that needs to be played LOUD: I’d be better with this 30 years ago but I’ll say Quiet Riot ‘ s “Cum On Feel the Noize.”
6: A song that makes you want to dance: Nothing comes to mind.
7: A song to drive to: Weird Al ‘ s “Truck Driving Song.”
8: A song about drugs or alcohol: Pink Floyd ‘ s “Comfortably Numb ” for drugs and David Allan Coe’s “You Never Even Call [ed] Me By My Name” for being drunk when my mom got out of prison.
9: A song that makes you happy: “Sweet Victory” from the SpongeBob episode “Band Geeks.”
10: A song that makes you sad: Johnny Cash ‘ s “I Hung My Head.”
11: A song that you never get tired of: I get tired of everything eventually.
12: A song from your preteen years: I remember Kim Wilde ‘ s “Kids of America” playing in all the arcades.
13: One of your favorite 80’s songs: Twisted Sister’s “I Wanna Rock.”
14: A song that you would love played at your wedding: A little too late.
15: A song that is a cover by another artist: Johnny Cash ‘ s “Hurt”
16: One of your favorite classical songs: “Greensleeves. “
17: A song that would sing a duet with on karaoke: Gotta say none.
18: A song from the year that you were born: “Honey” by Bobby Goldsboro came out in 1968. So did the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy, escalation of violence in Vietnam, riots in Chicago and across the nation, the Manson Family, the election of Richard Nixon, John Wayne’s The Green Beret, the Zodiac Killer, and many other awful things that weren’t quite as bad as “Honey.”
19: A song that makes you think about life: Monty Python ‘ s “Galaxy Song.”
20: A song that has many meanings to you: Don McLean ‘ s “The Day the Music Died.” Gary Burbank played my parody “The Day UK Cried” back in the 90s and Weird Al used it for his “The Saga Begins.”
21: A favorite song with a person’s name in the title: “Vincent” by Don McLean.
22: A song that moves you forward: Marvin the Paranoid Android ‘ s “Marvin, I Love You.”
23: A song that you think everybody should listen to: All the grammar songs in Schoolhouse Rock.
24: A song by a band you wish were still together: “Maxwell ‘ s Silver Hammer.”
25: A song by an artist no longer living: Johnny Cash ‘ s “The Man Comes Around.”
26: A song that makes you want to fall in love: Too late for all that.
27: A song that breaks your heart: “Bright Eyes” from Watership Down.
28: A song by an artist with a voice that you love: This was the last question after I answered all the rest, and I still can’t say. Maybe the whale songs from Star Trek IV.
29: A song that you remember from your childhood: “Puff the Magic Dragon.”
30: A song that reminds you of yourself: Barry and the Bookbinders’ “2 Hot 4 U, Part II.”