Cod Only Knows – A Quiz by Allan Williams

These are all titles of songs but I have added or replaced one or more letter in one word to change it to that of an animal.

The clues in brackets relate to the original song.

Example:
This popular edible fish is the only one with the answer (Clue: A big hit by the Beach Boys in 1966).
Answer: “Cod only knows”


Look at the riddles below and see if you can guess the new ‘animal’ song titles.

1. Song about an ancient rodent needing a bit of care and attention (clue: This song from 1954 was a hit for Shaking Stevens in 1980)
2. This reptile has a magic touch with a certain arcade game (Clue: hHit song by The Who from their Album -“Tommy’)
3. It’s this nocturnal bird or zilch! (Clue: a hit by the Small Faces in 1967)
4. Someone left the songbird out in the rain ! (Clue: Sung by Richard Harris in 1968)
5. “The Jam” sang about the global impact of these pond dwelling amphibians (Clue : Released in 1983)
6. This tiny pond dwelling fish had aspirations to become a popular novelist (Clue: recorded by the Beatles in 1966)
7. This type of woman can get into your flour and destroy crops (Clue: Song by E.L.O. from 1975)
8. This aquatic mammal is real hot stuff! (Clue: Hit by Julie Driscoll & The Brian Auger Trinity in 1968)
9. A reptile gets out of that kitchen and rattles those pots and pans! (Clue: Hit for Bill Bailey and The Comets in 1954)
10. Dad’s really hip having recently acquired a nocturnal winged mammal (Clue: Hit by James Brown in 1965)
11. This large Elk challenges the ban on dancing in his local town (Clue: Song from film starring Kevin Bacon in 1984)
12. I really really want this marsupial (Clue: Hit by The Spice Girls in 1996)
13. Attempting to commute to Birkenhead using this relative of the polecat (Clue: Hit song by Gerry & The Pacemakers in 1964)
14. Snoopy joins the army and really swings when he blows that horn (Clue: Originally sang by The Andrews Sisters in 1941)
15. Don’t worry, there’s a nice piece of flatfish on the menu (Clue: Song from West Side Story)
16. Ramshackle home for these birds of peace (Clue: Hit from the B52s in 1989)
17. Is the small armoured mammal in this direction? (Clue: Tony Christie in 1971)
18. This warty amphibian isn’t going anywhere? (Clue: Song by Talking Heads, 1985)
19. Cockneys love this stewed meaty dish with their talkative feathered friends (Clue: Popular music Hall song from 1909)
20. A place by the shore populated by small green lizards (Clue: Song by Martha and The Muffins, 1980)
21. Almost a hundred brightly coloured monkeys (Clue: International hit song by Nena in 1983)
22. Amphibian on the river in Newcastle (Clue: Song by Lindisfarne, 1971)
24. Small rodents repeated darling (Clue: Song by Vanilla Ice, 1990)
25. He wanted these bright red apes as a fashion accessory for his daughter (Clue: Originally sung by Jo Stafford in 1949, later version by Harry Belafonte)
26. This predatory fish has an urge to scratch (Clue: Song by The Small Faces, 1967)

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