So you think you know your country classics. We'll see if you're the real deal or simply a country wannabe when you answer the questions on this quiz. Most people can join into the chorus of any country song. But do you know the first few bars of your favorite songs, or recognize the music before the lyrics even start? That's what this quiz will find out. It also lets you look at the lyrics, plain and simple. You'll truly get the impact of great lyrics -- all the beauty, description and attitude that can be conveyed in just one line. Take the first line of Dierks Bently's, "What was I thinking": "Becky was a beauty from south Alabama / Her daddy had a heart like a nine-pound hammer". If that doesn't set up a story, what does? Or Gretchen Wilson's opening line for "Here for the Party": "Well I'm an eight ball-shooting, double-fisted-drinking son of a gun". Yep, you know those words are going to be accompanied by a hard-rockin' beat. So what are you waiting for? Start tapping your foot, and wigglin' your booty to some of these classic country songs. Of course, you might shed a tear or two with lyrics like, "he stopped loving her today". So keep a box of tissues near, as well as a bottle of beer. Hey, that's a great country lyric! Take the quiz now.
"I keep a close watch on this heart of mine/I keep my eyes wide open all the time..." What's the rest of this lyric?
I keep the ends out for the tie that binds%0DBecause you're mine, I walk the line.
Written and performed by the "Man in Black," "I Walk the Line" became Johnny Cash's first number one hit on the Billboard charts.
I keep the ends out for the tie that binds%0DBecause you're mine, I'm feelin' fine.
You and I are the glue that binds%0DBecause you're mine, I walk the line.
I keep the ends out for the tie that binds%0DBecause you're mine, I walk the fine line.
"Mamma's don't let _________." How would you finish this lyric?
Your children grow up to be cowboys.
Your children fall to pieces.
Your babies grow up to be cowboys.
This Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings duet was actually a cover song. It was originally written and sung in 1975 by Ed Bruce. However with their star power, Willie's and Waylon's rendition peaked at No. 1 in March 1978.
"Busted flat in Baton Rouge, waitin' for a train..." What's the rest of the lyrics?
Feelin more than faded as my jeans.
Feelin' nearly faded as my jeans.
"Me and Bobby McGee" is a song written by American singer-songwriter Kris Kristofferson and songwriter Fred Foster. You may recognize this song from other singers who covered it including Johnny Cash, Janis Joplin, Kenny Rogers and many more.
"Maybe I didn't love you..." What's the rest of this lyric?
Quite as often as I should have.
"Always on My Mind" is a song written by Wayne Carson, Johnny Christopher and Mark James and has been recorded many times.%0D Elvis Presley recorded it in 1972; John Wesley Ryles in 1979; Willie Nelson's Grammy Award-winning version in 1982; the Pet Shop Boys in 1987; as well as other popular singers.
"He put that bottle to his head and pulled the trigger, and finally drank away her memory ..." What's the rest of this lyric?
Time is short but this time it was bigger.
Life is short but this time it was bigger.
Some of the rest of the "Whiskey Lullaby" performed by Brad Paisley is, "We found him with his face down in the pillow/With a note that said "I'll love her 'til I die"/And when we buried him beneath the willow/The angels sang a whiskey lullaby."
"Just another rebel in the great wide open on the boulevard of open dreams ..." What's the rest of this lyric?
Learned everything I need to know, how to cook, including how to make pork and beans.
Learned everything I need to know from my mother, my father and John 3:16
Learned everything I need to know from John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16
"John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16" is a song written by Shane McAnally, Ross Copperman and Josh Osborne and recorded by Keith Urban. The song peaked at number two on both the Hot Country Songs chart and on the Country Airplay chart.
Learned everything I need to know from me, myself and John 3:16
"Every time you kiss me ..." What's the rest of this lyric?
It's like sunshine and whiskey.
"Sunshine & Whiskey" was recorded by American country music artist Frankie Ballard. The song peaked at number one on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, giving Ballard his second number-one hit on that chart.
"Love is a burning thing and it makes a fiery ring ..." What's the rest of this lyric?
Bringing me a bit higher, I fell into a ring of fire.
Bringing me the wild desire, I fell into a ring of fire.
"Ring of Fire", is a song written by June Carter Cash and Merle Kilgore and recorded by Johnny Cash. In March, 1963, the song became one of the biggest hits of Cash's career, staying at number one on the country chart for seven weeks.
Making me stop being a liar, I fell into a ring of fire.
Bringing me to a church spire, I fell into a ring of fire.
"I took a Louisville slugger to both head lights/I slashed a hole in all four tires ..." What's the rest of the lyrics?
Maybe next time he'll show me another feat.
Maybe next time he'll think before he cheats.
"Before He Cheats" was written by Chris Tompkins and Josh Kear and recorded by Carrie Underwood. The song became the first-ever country song to sell over two million digitally and was once the best-selling country song of all time.
"Stuck at a red light outside an adult bookstore..." What's the rest of the lyrics?
He said, "why are we stopping at this store?"
He said, "Daddy, what are all those XXXs for?'"
This Reba McEntire song, "What Do You Say" reached number three on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in January 2000 and number 31 on the Billboard Hot 100 becoming her first crossover hit.
"Her daddy says he ain't worth a lick, When it comes to brains ..." What's the rest of the lyrics?
He got the short end of the stick.
"She's in Love with the Boy" is a song about a teenage couple named Katie and Tommy in a small town about to get married. Katie's father does not approve of their relationship. The song was recorded by Trisha Yearwood and was the first of five number one songs on the country chart for her.