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.