I’ll Bet You Think This Song Is About You

For once, Carly Simon, we’re right! And it has nothing to do with our vanity! Though we can’t deny we have a healthy dose of it. How much do you know about these songs that are most definitely about RI?

  1. This iconic performer sings she was “Fully Matured by the Time she was Ten” in  My Sweet Rhode Island Red.

ANSWER: Tina Turner

2. In this song written by Paul Williams, a certain amphibean laments leaving Rhode Island.

ANSWER: “Movin’ Right Along” from The Muppet Movie 

3. This Beatles parody band sang about “Shaking Maracas in Rhode Island” in their song Calico Girlfriend Samba

ANSWER: The Monkees

4. The classic “Rhode Island is Famous For You,” popularized by Blossom Dearie, started off as part of what musical?

ANSWER: The musical revue Inside, U.S.A. 

5. This song about the raping and pillaging of the west begins with the lyric:  She came from Providence, One in Rhode Island, Where the old world shadows hang heavy in the air….

ANSWER: “The Last Resort” by The Eagles