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Can you name the song titles by the quotes about them?

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 ''We're huge Christopher Walken fans. I've probably seen it 20 times and I'm still not tired of it.... Now we have to make sure we have the cowbell!'' - Buck Dharma
 ''But I assure you it's not... When (title) was written I was too innocent to know about drugs. What kind of a mean-spirited SOB would write a children's song with a covert drug message?'' - Peter Yarrow
 ''It's about syllables, Mick. It's about how many beats there are.'' - Paul Simon (explaining to Mickey Mantle why he used Joe Dimaggio's name in the lyrics)
 ''Oh they didn't really put me down! But then again, maybe they did (laughs) - but not in a way that matters. S**t, I think (title) is a great song. I've actually performed it live a couple of times myself.'' - Neil Young
 ''Please do not make copies, and return this cassette the night of the 28th. In the years to come, when your children ask, 'What did mommy and daddy do for the war against world famine?', you can say proudly, this was your contribution.'' Quincy Jones
 ''This song is my only #1 song... and it wasn't done by me. It was done by Manfred Mann, which I appreciate but they changed this line. My line says 'cut loose like a deuce' and theirs said 'cut loose like a douche'. I have a feeling that is why the song skyrocketed to #1.'' - Bruce Springsteen
  ''I was truly surprised when, one afternoon, Paul arrived on his own. I was touched by his obvious concern for our welfare ... On the journey down he composed (title) in the car. I will never forget Paul's gesture of care and concern in coming to see us.'' - Cynthia Lennon
 ''Robert had been dancing with this woman, and he said, 'I'm really onto a thing here.' And it was okay until we left at six in the morning and then I said, 'Have you seen the stubble?''' - Ray Davies (on the song's inspiration)
 ''I mean there's 22,000 people booing you - it's a real frightening thing. In a way I started thinking, well I'll just get into this, into them not liking me.'' - Ricky Nelson (on his motivation for the song)
 ''I got an objection from the editor of a gay newspaper in London – he actually said it was below the belt... I'm still in two minds as to whether it's a good idea to write songs that aren't in the first person, to take on other characters. The singer in (title) is a real ignoramus.'' - Mark Knopfler
 ''Nobody believes me. This is the truth. My son came home and showed me this drawing of a strange looking woman flying around, and I said, 'What is it?''' - John Lennon
 ''I don't feel guilty or bad about it... I know the motive behind writing the song in the first place and its effect far exceeded the legal hassle.'' - George Harrison
 ''That whole artistic mystique is one of the great traps of this business... Dylan has a lot to answer for there, because after a while he discovered that he could get away with anything. He could do something like (title) which is simply a mistake from the title on down. A (word from title) is not a road or a wall, and you can't go along it.'' - Dave Van Ronk
 ''Everybody has a different guess about what was thrown off the bridge: flowers, a ring, even a baby.'' - Bobbie Gentry
 ''(title) didn't just come out of thin air. I did a bit of research, although it was tongue-in-cheek and mock opera. Why not?'' - Freddy Mercury

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