Which Quote is the Top of 2020?
I was reading about the Yale Law School Librarian's List of the most notable quotes of 2020 and it got me thinking of some of my favorite Classic Rock quotes and lyrics over the years. More on that in a moment.
2020 will be remembered as one of the worst years in history for a number of reasons. Many of which you have experienced first hand. Some of these moments lasted seconds while others continue on with no end in sight.
Regarding the pandemic there gave been phrases that I either had never heard of before or phrases that simply became commonplace. When I first heard the term "social distancing" I wondered why it was being stated that way rather than just saying "keep your distance" or "stay away from each other".
With this in mind it is no surprise that the list of most notable quotes of 2020 would be lead by a pandemic related plea by Doctor Anthony Fauci. "Wear A Mask" holds the top spot on the list. At number two are the words "I can't breathe" as spoken by George Floyd in May.
Fred Shapiro is an Associate Director at the Yale Law School Library and he complied the list that also leans heavy on political quotes such as "You're a lying dog-faced pony soldier" by former Vice President Joe Biden. The top 10 quotes will be added to Yale Book of Quotations which was first published in 2006.
All of these quotes, serious and otherwise, got me thinking about some notable Classic Rock lyrics and quotes that I feel will resonate with you, the Q1057 listener. Here are a few examples. I'll list the quote/lyric with the corresponding answer below. I think these are very recognizable. Without looking how many will you identify correctly?
- "I don't feel tardy"
- "Turn it up"
- "I'm standing on a corner in Winslow Arizona"
- "Does anybody remember laughter?"
- "You ain't a beauty but hey you're alright"
- "You're in the jungle baby"
- "Pleased to meet you. Hope you guess my name"
1. "Hot for Teacher" by Van Halen
2. "Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynyrd Skynyrd (I'd take "Turn Up the Radio" by Autograph for half a point.
3. "Take It Easy" by The Eagles
4. Impromptu moment by Robert Plant during "Stairway to Heaven" from the live album "The Song Remains the Same"
5. "Thunder Road" by Bruce Springsteen
6. "Welcome to the Jungle" by Guns N' Roses
7. "Sympathy for the Devil" The Rolling Stones
CHECK IT OUT: These words were born in the '80s