The Nickel Quiz #29: Mystery Artist II

The Nickel Quiz: Mystery ArtistThis week, all the lyrics in The Nickel Quiz are by a single artist or band. We’re keeping the name of this artist or band a secret. If you can determine just one song’s original artist or band, that’s an automatic five points. Well, actually it’s six points. The year each song was released has been included in parenthesis as a bonus clue.

As usual, scoring is on the honor system (do not Ask Jeeves):

  • Mystery Artist: 5 points
  • Correct Song Title: 1 point
  • Maximum Score: 10 points

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  1. A simple prop to occupy my time. (1987)
  2. Carry a compass to help you along. (1989)
  3. Put it in your heart where tomorrow shines. (1991)
  4. When you’re sure you’ve had enough of this life, well hang on. (1993)
  5. The tables have turned, the whole world hinges on your swings. (1995)

[Difficulty: ♫  /  What’s the frequency, Daniel?]

Answers to The Nickel Quiz #28: Time:

  1. “Time Is On My Side” (The Rolling Stones)
  2. “Time of the Season” (The Zombies)
  3. “Time In a Bottle” (Jim Croce)
  4. “Time Passages” (Al Stewart)
  5. “Time After Time” (Cyndi Lauper)