The Post Quiz: Dodgy Lyrics

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Does your doowop group know what it's singing about?

The Post Quiz: Dodgy Lyrics

Sometimes, back in the olden days, radio stations refused to play songs with 'objectionable' lyrics. But songwriters snuck a lot past them.

What are these songs really about? Match the song title to the subject.

  1. Paper Planes
  2. Like a Virgin
  3. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
  4. Zombie
  5. Summer of '69
  6. I Shot the Sheriff
  7. Jolene
  8. MacArthur Park
  9. Mellow Yellow
  10. Four Green Fields
  • Sex
  • New relationships
  • A territorial dispute
  • A lost love
  • A little girl with red hair
  • The IRA
  • Birth control
  • Immigration
  • Vibrators
  • A child's painting

Does that lot have your head spinning? Click the picture for answers.

The four members of the band The Small Faces.
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