Friday, September 26, 2008

Fun for a Friday

It’s Friday. I’m bloody tired. Let’s have some fun!

In the past week or so, I have seen two different versions of a 30-song meme. The first came from kspin who had a different thing that each song title said about you. The second came from KayO and it’s like a bit o’trivia. (And I think it’s clear how much we love trivia at This D*mn House!) Both involve taking your iPod (or other MP3 player of your choice) and putting it on shuffle.

You can also use party shuffle from iTunes on your laptop – that’s what generated the second part of my list. In both cases, it chooses the songs for you to use. All you have to do is keep track. That’s easier said than done, too.

Here is how KayO’s version works:

Step 1: Put your iPod player on random.
Step 2: Post the first line from the first 30 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing the song. (I've already done this. Here's where YOU come in!)
Step 3: Leave me a comment, guessing what song and artist the lines come from. Do as many as you can.
Step 4: I’ll bold the songs as my astute readers guess correctly. (Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is CHEATING!)

If you hit a song without lyrics, then just go onto the next one. I hit more than one. And, I also hit a surprising string of songs that the first line WAS the song title. That’s no fair. So, I ingeniously decided to just put (TITLE) where that occurs and the next lyrics to follow. For at least a few of these songs, I know there are probably several versions. Guess the one you think you’d be likely to find on MY iPod.

Then, when we’re done (I’ll likely wait ‘til next week), I’ll post the answers along with what the song says about me from the kspin meme. In order for it to be fun though, you have to play! C’mon, take some guesses. It's Friday; you really DON'T want to work anyway. AND NO CHEATING! You don’t win anything – ‘cept braggin’ rights for knowin’ my iPod really well!

Here we go. Name that tune and its artist.

1. Stay with it baby – and that’s all I ask of you.
2. Eddie waited ‘til he finished high school.
3. It's been a (TITLE) and there’s reason to believe maybe this year will be better than the last.
4. (TITLE), north and south and east and west of your life.
5. How does it feel to treat me like you do?
6. (TITLE), the thrill has gone away.
7. She is benediction, she is addicted to he.
8. You don’t have to be beautiful to turn me on.
9. (TITLE) falling on my head like a memory, falling on my head like a new emotion.
10. Don’t you (TITLE)? Don’t you need her badly?
11. Just a castaway, island lost at sea-o.
12. For fear the hearts of men are failing, for these are latter days we know.
13. Little Rita and her sister Bette met some mook who drove a purple Chevy.
14. Miracle of miracles, look what the night dragged in.
15. On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair.
16. I am the son and the heir of a shyness that was criminally vulgar.

17. I don’t know why I love you like I do, all the changes you put me through.
18. And if you listen now, you might hear a new sound coming in as an old one disappears.
19. Go ahead and waste your days with thinking when you fall everyone stands.
20. Does she walk, does she talk, does she come complete?
21. Watch out – you might get what you’re after.
22. Watch the sun rise, say your goodbyes, off we go.
23. When the world is a monster, bad to swallow you whole.
24. I can’t imagine so many monkeys comin’ in the daily mail.
25. It’s late in the evening. She’s wondering what clothes to wear.
26. (TITLE) tell me where have you been.
27. Some things you never get used to even though you’re feeling like another man.
28. You’ve got a (TITLE); I want a ticket to anywhere.
29. A bottle of white. A bottle of red. Perhaps a bottle of rose instead.
30. I am Jeremiah Dixon, I am a Geordie boy.


Vicki said...

#9 Eurithmics: Touch Me or Hold Me or something like that.

Vicki said...

#10. Miss her? By ?

Vicki said...

#20 and #25. I know I've heard them...just can't place 'em. I'm terrible with music!

Chris said...

#15 Hotel California - Eagles
#29 Scenes From and Italian Restaurant - Billy Joel

Chris said...

#10 Love Her Madly - The Doors

NV said...

V -- Partial credit for the Eurythmics! Title anyone? Wrong on both counts for #10. And I'd be willing to bet you HAVE heard both 20 and 25! It's amazing though how hard this is WITHOUT the music, and I'm usually better with words. :-)

Chris -- Bravo! #15, #29 are RIGHT and #10 is, too, with a twist. I have the Bo Diddley version from the Doors Tribute CD.

Anonymous said...

My brain is not working today! I'm just guessing on some of these, but I think #8 is Prince, #16 is Morrisey, #22 Maroon 5. Okay, I need to look at that list again. Very fun btw! Love it! :)

MonkeyGirl said...

#9 - Here comes the Rain again

MonkeyGirl said...

Wait #11 - Message in a Bottle - The Police!

MonkeyGirl said...

Ok maybe I should read them all first and then post.

#24 - Another Postcard by the BareNaked Ladies - duh!

#25 - Wonderful tonight - Eric Clapton. Used to be my favorite song, now it makes my skin crawl.

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Anonymous said...

#28 Fast Car-Tracy Chapman and I know that I know #3! Grrr!

NV said...

You guys are crackin' me up! And you're damn, good, too! :-)

kspin -- Prince DID#8 (but not my version), Morrisey SANG #16 but with whom?, #22 is Maroon 5. Song titles for any of these? and you nailed #28. And based on what you've already guessed, I believe you do know #3!

MG -- RIGHT on all counts. Making that list go bold in a big way ...

Dee said...

Damn - one thing about blogger - you can't keep the post open while you reply. So I had to close out of comments and make a LIST. Therefore I am starting at the bottom, by the COMMENTS field, and working my way up.

30. "Sailing to Philadelphia," Mark Knopfler (with James Taylor)
29. "Italian Restaurant," Billy Joel
25. "Wonderful Tonight," Clapton
20. "Centerfold" - J. Geils?
17. "Take Me to the River," Eurythmics
15. "Hotel California," Eagles
10. "Love Her Madly," Doors
Aarrggghhh, I didn't write down the number, but somewhere in the top nine is "The Thrill Is Gone," B.B. King (probably)
3. "Long December," Counting Crows
2. "Great Wide Open," Tom Petty

NV said...

EXCELLENT, KayO! BOLD. BOLD. BOLD. All are correct except #17. You get partial credit for right song!

Anonymous said...

Okay, it's the Smiths for #16 I believe How soon is now? and Tom Jones for #8 Kiss? and the Maroon 5 one is Secret. still stumped on the others...

NV said...

Way to go kspin!!! #8 is Art of Noise featuring Tom Jones, but I'll give it to you. :-) On Maroon 5, bonus points if you can tell me what soundtrack it's on ...

MonkeyGirl said...

#12 is No Depression by Uncle Tupelo. I had help on this one I went to dinner with some friends and showed your blog to the music guru and it drove him nuts and he finally texted me a few minutes ago with his guess. I hope he's right after all that anxiety!!

NV said...

MG -- No cause for anxiety. That is ABSOLUTELY right. Personal connection here. Mikey Heidorn (UT's drummer) is an old Journal composing room guy. Love him! Used to go see the band quite a bit.

Anonymous said...

Huh. I didn't know that song was on a soundtrack. Must be from a pretty steamy scene! lol! Do tell!

Anonymous said...

Hi, J here. I will now answer some of these. This a fun thing :)

5) Song: Blue Monday, Artist: Orgy (not the original artist, but gosh dang, I can't think of it right now)

17) Song: Take Me to The River, Artist: Al Green (but made wildly popular by the Talking Heads. And, speaking of Talking Heads . . . )

21) Song: Burning Down the House, Artist: Talking Heads

That is all I know. Thank you for a lot of fun.

Jayne said...

I'm a latecomer, but here's my guesses anyway:

#9: Here Comes the Rain Again, the Eurythmics
#11: Message In A Bottle, The Police
15: Hotel California, The Eagles
17: Talking Heads, but the title escapes me at the moment & it's driving me crazy!
20: Centerfold, J Geils Band
25: Lady In Red, Eric Clapton (Not his best work.)
28: Fast Car, Tracy Chapman

It's harder than I thought!

NV said...

J -- ABSOLUTELY RIGHT in 21. (I'm glad you were the one to get this, knowing that kspin said you like the heads.

You get partial credit on #5 for the title.

Thanks for playing everyone. Glad this has been fun!

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