Clue Watch: You Probably Think This Song Is About You
That was the name of a category on Jeopardy! today (Monday, January 9, 2017), and no one could have been more surprised than me because I was actually looking at this category last week on J-Archive when I came across two instances of it. Somehow it slipped my mind over the weekend and I used a different category for Monday’s 10 clues in Spoiler Talk.
Let’s look at today’s clues first:
($200) In 2007 he said that “Sweet Caroline” was inspired by a photo of a young Caroline Kennedy
There was a 1962 novelty song about Caroline Kennedy that was very popular when I was just a kid myself called “My Daddy is President” that I posted almost 6 years ago. This trivia item is mentioned in the post.
($400) “Bessie (with the Laughing Face)” was rewritten as “Nancy (with the Laughing Face)” for the daughter of this crooner
($600) Paul McCartney wrote “Hey Jude” to comfort this child whose parents were then divorcing
($800) He wrote “Cry Me a River” about Britney Spears, whose song “Everytime” is a reply to him
($1000) Steven Tyler went gaga for a beautiful blonde who turned out to be Vince Neil of Motley Cure; thus this song was born
Answers in case you missed the match and don’t want to see the video: show
These clues are from the 12/09/2013 match
$200: The Knack’s biggest hit was about “My” girl named this; she went on to be a successful L.A. realtor
$400: Eric Clapton’s song about this woman who’s “got me on my knees” was for a Beatle’s wife, Pattie Boyd
$600: “Full House” star Dave Coulier is said to be the target… uh, inspiration… for “You Oughta Know” by this songstress
$800: The light, the heat… this singer reportedly wrote “In Your Eyes” for girlfriend Rosanna Arquette
$1000: This band wasn’t in Kansas anymore in coming up with “Rosanna” for Ms. Arquette
And these are from the 6/17/2008 match
$400: “Hey Jude” was written for someone with this last name
$800: U2’s “Pride (In the Name of Love)” is a tribute to this man who died in 1968
$1200: Stevie Nicks said this Fleetwood Mac song was about a Welsh witch
$1600: His song “Moon Over Bourbon Street”, about a vampire named Louis, was inspired by an Anne Rice character
$2000: “Wish You Were Here” by this rock group was dedicated to founder Syd Barrett
It will probably be several years before this category comes up again, but maybe they can have a “Historical Songs” category in the meantime, with clues like:
The title character of this 1993 Al Stewart song murdered radical Jean-Paul Marat in his bathtub 200 years earlier.