Smiles have been inspiring artists for centuries. You may have heard of a little painting by DaVinci called The Mona Lisa; she was painted over five centuries ago, yet we still talk about her smile! Smiles have also inspired countless musicians, so it’s time for a little summer fun, fans. Let’s see how well you know your dentistry-themed rock:
Which Frank Zappa song refers to dentures?
a. “Denture Queen”
b. “Gummy Girl”
c. “Baby, Take Your Teeth Out”
“Teeth” is a song on the second album (The Fame Monster) of which musical artist?
a. Lady Gaga
c. Nine Inch Nails
In what year was the Hall & Oates hit, “Sara Smile,” released?
“Pulling Teeth” by Green Day was inspired by what event?
a. Their bassist was sent to the emergency room after a pillow fight with his girlfriend.
b. Lead vocalist, Billy Joe Armstrong, could not convince his son to let him pull out a loose tooth.
c. Steve Martin’s appearance as a masochistic dentist in the film Little Shop of Horrors
The song, “Money Make Her Smile” by Bruno Mars is about…
a. A gold-digging girlfriend
b. A dancer
c. A lawyer
What is the name of the rock band from The Muppet Show?
a. Janice the Smiling Songstress
b. Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem
c. Animal Bite
(Bonus) What song does 70’s icon, Barry Manilow, sing with a fan at each of his concerts?
a. “Smile: You’re On American Bandstand”
b. “I Can’t Smile Without You”
c. “Desecration Smile” (Red Hot Chili Peppers cover)
Even if you’re not a rock fan like me, you can probably recognize how important smiles are. Whether your smile inspires a painting, a song, or just another smile, it’s important to someone.