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I'm putting together a playlist with the theme of "chronological order" (don't tell me my parties aren't fun). Given three lyrics, can you put the songs in order by their content? For example, a song describing events on Wednesday should come before those on Thursday, while a song about 1900 comes before one about 1950.

Some ground rules: the week starts on Monday and ends on Sunday (so a Monday song would come before a Sunday song). The year starts on Jan. 1 (so a hypothetical New Years Day song would come before one about Christmas). And we're putting the songs in order by the time described in the lyric given -- not the title of the song -- so read carefully!

1 of 10

Put these lyrics in chronological order by day of the week

1) The Bangles couldn’t make it to work on time if they had an airplane

2) Lady Madonna’s paper didn’t come, according to the Beatles

3) Steely Dan is going to fly down to Muswellbrook

1, 2, 3
1, 3, 2
3, 1, 2
2, 3, 1
2 of 10

Put these lyrics in chronological order by year

1) According to The Stooges, it’s just another year

2) The B-52s are making space love in zero gravity

3) Joe Strummer (with the Clash) hopes he goes to heaven

1, 3, 2
2, 1, 3
3, 1, 2
3, 2, 1
3 of 10

Put these lyrics in chronological order by day of the week and time

1) Small Faces have no mind to worry

2) Sam Cooke has some money, but nobody to talk to

3) Kris Kristofferson has a beer for breakfast, then another for dessert

1, 3, 2
2, 1, 3
2, 3, 1
3, 1, 2
4 of 10

Put these lyrics in chronological order by the time of day

1) Ke$ha feels like P. Diddy

2) According to the Starland Vocal Band, everything’s a little clearer now as opposed to the middle of the cold dark night

3) It’s the right time, according to Nappy Brown

1, 2, 3
1, 3, 2
2, 1, 3
2, 3, 1
5 of 10

Put these lyrics in chronological order by day of the year

1) John Lennon hopes you have fun, whether you’re old or young

2) Nothing’s changed, Bono wants to be with you

3) Arlo Guthrie takes the garbage to the city dump

1, 2, 3
2, 1, 3
2, 3, 1
3, 2, 1
6 of 10

Put these lyrics in chronological order by year

1) Frank Sinatra would ride in limousines

2) Frank Sinatra would hide from the lights on the village green

3) It was a very good year for city girls, according to Frank Sinatra

1, 3, 2
2, 3, 1
3, 1, 2
3, 2, 1
7 of 10

Put these lyrics in chronological order by day of the week

1) The Cure doesn't care about you

2) Rebecca Black is driving on the highway

3) Moody Blues is just beginning to see

1, 2, 3
2, 1, 3
3, 1, 2
3, 2, 1
8 of 10

Put these lyrics in chronological order by time of the year

1) Bruce Springsteen is telling Sandy that the fireworks are hailing over Little Eden

2) Love is changing the minds of pretenders, according to Earth, Wind and Fire

3) The first time Ella Fitzgerald knew her heart could sing

1, 3, 2
2, 3, 1
3, 1, 2
3, 2, 1
9 of 10

Put these lyrics in chronological order by year

1) The Who has a feeling it’s going to be good year, especially if you and me see it in together

2) Everything you do or say is in the pill you took today, according to Zager and Evans

3) It was a very special time for Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

1, 2, 3
1, 3, 2
2, 1, 3
3, 1, 2
10 of 10

Put these lyrics in chronological order by day of the week

1) According to Harry Nilsson, it’s just a crazy, lazy day

2) Fleetwood Mac has traveling on its mind

3) Simon and Garfunkel can hear the soft breathing of the girl they love

1, 2, 3
1, 3, 2
2, 1, 3
3, 1, 2