Sunday, 1 August 2021

Snapshots #200: A Top Twenty Songs Bands Were Named After

Don't worry if you Drew a blank yesterday, here are the answers to our special 200th Anniversary edition of Saturday Snapshots. All the song titles were taken (or adapted) as band names by other artists... 

20. Best not to drink.

Why would you drink muddy water?

Muddy Waters - Rollin' Stone

And here they are together...

Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones - Mannish Boy

19. Icky tumble.


Tim Buckley - Starsailor

Starsailor - Poor Misguided Fool

18. Joyful quack.

Dr. Feelgood - Roxette

Roxette - Joyride

17. Dunce caps all round.

Simple Minds - Cocteau Twins

The Cocteau Twins - Carolyn's Fingers

16. Westlife chose not to use them.

Westlife went Flying Without Wings.

Wings - Jet

Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl?

15. Cinema soundtrack.

Roxy Music - Ladytron

Ladytron - Seventeen

14. He's only semi-sorry.

Anagram! (And also, pretty true.)

Morrissey - The Ordinary Boys

The Ordinary Boys - Week In Week Out

13. Tie + ie.

Bow (tie) + ie.

David Bowie - Kooks

The Kooks - She Moves In Her Own Way

12. Peculiarities.

The Kinks - Johnny Thunder

Johnny Thunders - You Can't Put Your Arms Round a Memory

11. Rodeo Channel.


Leonard Cohen - Sisters of Mercy

The Sisters of Mercy - This Corrosion

10. Robert, Patti, Elliott.

The Smiths - Shakespeare's Sister

Shakespear's Sister - You're History


The Smiths - Pretty Girls Make Graves

Pretty Girls Make Graves - This Is Our Emergency

Or even...

The Smiths - Panic

Panic! At The Disco: I Write Sins Not Tragedies

9. Hull jotter.


Jethro Tull - Aqualung

Aqualung - Brighter Than Sunshine

8. Purple bloodvessel.

Prince liked purple.

Buster Bloodvessel had Bad Manners.

Prince Buster - Madness

Madness - Madness

7. Made Idlewild laugh while they argued.

In When I Argue, I See Shapes, Idlewild sing that Syd Barrett laughs.

Syd Barrett - Gigolo Aunt

The Gigolo Aunts - Where I Find My Heaven

6. Hidden in the bedside table.

The Vibrators - Stiff Little Fingers

Stiff Little Fingers - Alternative Ulster

5. Copying answers from the rescue dog.

Copying answers is cribbing. The rescue dog is a St. Bernard.

Bernard Cribbins - Right Said Fred

Right Said Fred - I'm Too Sexy

4. Reagan's chimp turns God around, zippity. 

God turned around is Dog.

Zippity Doo Dah!

The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band - Death Cab For Cutie

Death Cab for Cutie - I Will Follow You Into The Dark

3. Are you ready for your close-up?

A close-up on TV is the equivalent of a Talking Head.

Talking Heads - Radio Head

Radiohead - Karma Police

Or... and I didn't know this until this week...

Talking Heads - The Big Country

Big Country - In A Big Country

2. Three cards, bust at 25. 

Two Jacks on a five might make 25...

The Jackson 5 - ABC

ABC - The Look Of Love

1. Cold determination... or desperation?

Cold determination = steely.

Desperate Dan.

200 editions would be a good place to stop, wouldn't it?

Don't worry, I'm not done yet. More next Saturday...


  1. Brilliant stuff Rol
    Thanks for all your hard work

  2. Rol - I hereby dub you the Master of Quizzery. Don't know how you manage to come up with these clues every week, but the 200th was a beauty.

  3. Hear hear to both comments above. Thank you Rol!

  4. Yes, an excellent start to our Saturdays so thanks so much for keeping up the momentum all this time.

  5. Congratulations to edition number 200 of your excellent quiz I follow during the last years and makes my Saturday (even if I am not able to get the solutions). Keep on your great work.

  6. You sure went all out for the 200th. Great fun. Congratulations on this momentous occasion.


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