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So, Duh! Pop Quiz… Songs About Singers’ Significant Others Or Something Else

December 29, 2010

I don't have a clever caption for this photo, but I do have an ironic one.

This has been an idea I’ve had for a while, and I was never sure what way I wanted to go about writing it.  Tah-dah!  It’s a So, Duh! Pop Quiz!

Your job is to decide who or what the song each of these singers is singing about.

1)

Is Avril Lavigne singing about…

Deryck Whibley or a puffy winter coat?

2)

Is Pat Monahan of Train singing about…

his new wife, Amber Peterson, or the women that attend Burning Man?

3)

Is Gwen Stefani of No Doubt singing about…

 

No Doubt bassist Tony Kanal...

 

...Gavin Rossdale now, or Gavin Rossdale then?

4)

Is Billy Joel singing about…

supermodel Elle Macpherson or supermodel Christie Brinkley?

5) 

Is Pink singing about…

 

this doucher or this doucher?

Answers after the jump

 

1) Though not specifically mentioned anywhere, it is very likelyAvril Lavigne was singing Hot about her then boyfriend/fiancé and now ex-husband, Deryck Whibley.

2) The lead singer of TrainPat Monahan, did not sing the song about his wife. He was imagining what the women were like at Burning Man celebrations.

3) Surprise, surprise.  Gwen Stefani made No Doubt perform another one of her personal songs… this time about Gavin Rossdale and not her ex-boyfriend, ex-band mate, Tony Kanal.

4) This one might throw you for a loop.  Billy Joel originally wrote this with then girlfriend, Elle Macpherson, in mind, and it sorta ended up becoming about his future wife, Christie Brinkley.

5) Pink was having plenty of ups-and-downs with her husband, Carey Hart, so it was most likely about him.  It was definitely not about the sunglasses-wearing guy…

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