I've always been fascinated by my older cousin's taste in music. Such variety. But they never make it easy to borrow their music, and I have no money to buy my own. So I must do their bidding.

This time around, I have to decipher 5 riddles to uncover 5 songs titles and their performers. However, my cousin told me the clues to the song title and its performer are mixed together and not necessarily in order.

I don't even know where to start. Can someone help me figure this out?!

Haiku #1

Lips pursed belvedere.
Afloat in wavy water
as moonlight passes.

Haiku #2

Charlie's steps rapid.
His delta bests Mike's. Alas,
lone on a boulder.

Haiku #3

"Excuse me", muttered
the one whose day job consists
of wheeling stacked crates.

Haiku #4

Move with haste, away
from the unmarried lady,
towards mounds of ore.

Haiku #5

A holy vessel,
untouched, performing what looks
like idol worship.


Some hints from this post can be applied here

Additional Hints

Not all words in a haiku translate to the solution. Take #4 (which already has a solution) for example:
Move with haste, away (run)
from the unmarried lady, (maiden)
towards mounds of ore. (hills, iron)

Another hint

#1 is rock. #3 is country. #5 is pop


2 Answers 2


Partial answer - Haiku 2:

King of Rock, RUN DMC
-- steps rapid = RUN; delta, Mike, Charlie = DMC
-- lone on a boulder = King of Rock)


Partial answer here:

Haiku #4:

Run to the Hills by Iron Maiden

Haiku #5:

Like A Virgin by Madonna

  • $\begingroup$ #1 is incorrect. #4 is partially correct. $\endgroup$
    – halfmang
    Oct 6, 2016 at 2:29
  • $\begingroup$ Okay, I've changed my answer for #4, hope this one is right. :) $\endgroup$
    – Xenocacia
    Oct 6, 2016 at 2:32

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