QUIZ: Can you guess the next lyric to these classic 60s, 70s and 80s songs?

14 June 2024, 14:12

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By Tom Owen

Welcome to a journey through the golden eras of music!

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This quiz will take you back to the unforgettable melodies and iconic lyrics of the 60s, 70s, and 80s. From the Beatles’ revolutionary sounds to Elton John's pop anthems, these decades produced some of the most memorable songs in music history.

If you think you know your classic hits, get ready to put your knowledge to the test. This isn’t just about recalling the catchy choruses – we’re diving deep into the verses that made these songs legendary. Whether you’re a fan of the British Invasion, disco fever, or the rise of MTV, this quiz has something for everyone.

Sharpen your memory and get ready to sing along in your head as you guess the next line in these iconic tunes. Good luck, and may the best music lover win!

1. “Woke up, fell out of bed, dragged a comb across my head…”

2. “All the leaves are brown, and the sky is gray…”

3. “I see a red door and I want it painted black…”

4. “Out here in the fields, I fight for my meals…”

5. “Very superstitious, writings on the wall. Very superstitious, ladders ‘bout to fall…”

6. “So, so you think you can tell heaven from hell, blue skies from pain…”

7. “Steve walks warily down the street, with the brim pulled way down low…”

8. “I hear the drums echoing tonight, but she hears only whispers of some quiet conversation…”

9. “Well, if you told me you were drowning, I would not lend a hand…”

10. “You could have a steam train, if you’d just lay down your tracks…”

11. “Calling out around the world, are you ready for a brand new beat?…”

12. “Hello darkness, my old friend. I’ve come to talk with you again…”

13. “Oh, I could hide ‘neath the wings of the bluebird as she sings…”

14. “She packed my bags last night pre-flight. Zero hour, nine a.m….”

15. “Loving you isn’t the right thing to do. How can I ever change things that I feel?…”

16. “I, I’m so in love with you. Whatever you want to do…”

17. “Colour me your colour, baby. Colour me your car…”

18. “A long, long time ago, I can still remember how that music used to make me smile…”



1. “Found my way downstairs and drank a cup…” (The Beatles - A Day in the Life)

2. “I’ve been for a walk on a winter’s day…” (Mamas & the Papas - California Dreamin')

3. “No colours anymore, I want them to turn black…” (Rolling Stones - Paint it Black)

4. “I get my back into my living…” (The Who - Baba O'Riley)

5. “Thirteen-month-old baby broke the lookin’ glass…” (Stevie Wonder - Superstition)

6. “Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail?…” (Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here)

7. “Ain’t no sound but the sound of his feet, machine guns ready to go…” (Queen - Another One Bites the Dust)

8. “She’s coming in, 12:30 flight, the moonlit wings reflect the stars that guide me towards salvation…” (Toto - Africa)

9. “I’ve seen your face before my friend, but I don’t know if you know who I am…” (Phil Collins - In the Air Tonight)

10. “You could have an aeroplane flying, if you bring your blue sky back…” (Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer)

11. “Summer’s here and the time is right for dancing in the street…” (Martha & the Vandellas - Dancing in the Street)

12. “Because a vision softly creeping, left its seeds while I was sleeping…” (Simon & Garfunkel - Sound of Silence)

13. “The six o’clock alarm would never ring…” (The Monkees - Daydream Believer)

14. “And I’m gonna be high as a kite by then…” (Elton John - Rocket Man)

15. “If I could, maybe I’d give you my world…” (Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way)

16. “Is alright with me…” (Al Green - Let's Stay Together)

17. “Colour me your colour, darling. I know who you are…” (Blondie - Call Me)

18. “And I knew if I had my chance, that I could make those people dance…” (Don McLean - American Pie)