Music games

Copied from sirreality — a good way to kill some time on a Thursday evening.

Rules
1. Put your playlist on shuffle.
2. Post the first lines to the first 25 songs to come up (along with these instructions).
3. Have people guess the songs and artists in comments to the post.
4. Post the answers to the ones people guessed correctly. A couple of days later, post the first two lines of the ones no one got and get people to guess again.
5. Repeat, adding the next line to the unguessed songs each time, until they’re all guessed/you’ve posted the whole song/you’ve gotten bored/no-one’s going to get the damn thing if you don’t tell them.

For sanity’s sake, I’m deleting anything with the title in the first line, as well as anything in a language I can’t easily type at this keyboard. So there’s a bit of artist clustering.


1. 737 comin’ out of the sky
2. Ich bin so allein
3. There was a place, and the name of the place escapes me.
4. Your cruel device
5. I come, old friend, from hell tonight, across the rotting sea
6. I am Francisco Vasquez Garcia
7. You don’t know how you got here
8. Have you ever been close to tragedy, or been close to folks who have?
9. I call a girlee girlee…. way-ee-o…
10. Well, I’m the king of the swingers, boy, a jungle VIP
11. Just got home from Illinois
12. Let’s take a Greyhound bus to California
13. Alligators snap at your ankles
14. Lift MacCahir Og your face
15. Left a good job in the city
16. Have you seen the ghosts of trees where the riverbank was, there
17. I’ll tell you something; I am a wolf, but…
18. In the afterlife
19. When I was a lad, I was a little bit shy
20. Alright, it’s time to blow this scene.
21. Last night, Jesus called me on the phone
22. One more time and you’ll be dead
23. We’ll be singing when we’re winning
24. What would you do if I sang out of tune?
25. There’s a problem, feathers iron

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Published in: on June 30, 2005 at 18:27  Comments (58)  
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  1. 13. Scorchie Chornie / The Red Elvises
    18. Hell / Squirrel Nut Zippers
    20. Tank! – Yoko Kanno / The Seatbelts
    21. Oogie boogie on the beach / The Red Elvises
    24. With A Little Help From My Friends / The Beatles
    You know, if Google had a “Lyrics search”, then this would be a snap.

  2. 13. Scorchie Chornie / The Red Elvises
    18. Hell / Squirrel Nut Zippers
    20. Tank! – Yoko Kanno / The Seatbelts
    21. Oogie boogie on the beach / The Red Elvises
    24. With A Little Help From My Friends / The Beatles
    You know, if Google had a “Lyrics search”, then this would be a snap.

  3. 4. Poison by Alice Cooper?

  4. 4. Poison by Alice Cooper?

  5. How did I guess that you would get those? 🙂
    (I assume you meant 12 instead of 13…)

  6. How did I guess that you would get those? 🙂
    (I assume you meant 12 instead of 13…)

  7. Hah! There are still people who remember good music. 🙂

  8. Hah! There are still people who remember good music. 🙂

  9. 23 – tubthumper, chumbawamba (no idea how to spell that.)
    Others sound familiar, but I can’t remember what from.

  10. 23 – tubthumper, chumbawamba (no idea how to spell that.)
    Others sound familiar, but I can’t remember what from.

  11. Yup.

  12. Yup.

  13. 1. Travellin’ Band – CCR
    5. Turkish Song of the Damned – The Pogues
    6. Fiesta – The Pogues
    10. I Wanna Be Like You – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (or Louis Prima, on the Jungle Book)
    13. Blue Heaven – The Pogues
    14. Follow Me Up To Carlow – Every Irish Band, ever (probably the Pogues in this case)
    11. Lookin’ Out My Backyard – CCR
    15. Proud Mary – Leonard Nimoy (okay, I’m betting CCR)
    The clustering helped… and knowing some of your musical taste too.

  14. 1. Travellin’ Band – CCR
    5. Turkish Song of the Damned – The Pogues
    6. Fiesta – The Pogues
    10. I Wanna Be Like You – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (or Louis Prima, on the Jungle Book)
    13. Blue Heaven – The Pogues
    14. Follow Me Up To Carlow – Every Irish Band, ever (probably the Pogues in this case)
    11. Lookin’ Out My Backyard – CCR
    15. Proud Mary – Leonard Nimoy (okay, I’m betting CCR)
    The clustering helped… and knowing some of your musical taste too.

  15. Dude, you know my musical taste way too well.

  16. Dude, you know my musical taste way too well.

  17. And wait a moment. Did Leonard Nimoy record a version of “Proud Mary?” This I’ve got to hear…

  18. And wait a moment. Did Leonard Nimoy record a version of “Proud Mary?” This I’ve got to hear…

  19. 8 – Mighty, Mighty Bosstones — Impression that I get

  20. 8 – Mighty, Mighty Bosstones — Impression that I get

  21. Yup. Wow, people are getting these quickly; either my friends share my taste in music, or I’m getting too predictable.

  22. Yup. Wow, people are getting these quickly; either my friends share my taste in music, or I’m getting too predictable.

  23. It’s on Golden Throats, the same compilation album that has Shatner singing “Lucy In The Sky (With Diamonds)” and Jim Nabors doing *shudder* “You Are The Sunshine of My Life”.
    Fear.
    That.
    And wonder if iTunes has it…

  24. It’s on Golden Throats, the same compilation album that has Shatner singing “Lucy In The Sky (With Diamonds)” and Jim Nabors doing *shudder* “You Are The Sunshine of My Life”.
    Fear.
    That.
    And wonder if iTunes has it…

  25. Um… wow. I’m almost tempted to try and get a copy, just out of morbid curiosity.

  26. Um… wow. I’m almost tempted to try and get a copy, just out of morbid curiosity.

  27. Don’t worry – I only even recognized two, and I could not think from what songs they came. *shrug*

  28. Don’t worry – I only even recognized two, and I could not think from what songs they came. *shrug*

  29. 17 – Temptation Waits/Garbage
    7 – Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me/U2

  30. 17 – Temptation Waits/Garbage
    7 – Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me/U2

  31. And you have a VERY different coding mix from mine. 🙂 This looks like a fun game though…

  32. And you have a VERY different coding mix from mine. 🙂 This looks like a fun game though…

  33. Very nice. (I wasn’t expecting people to get the first of those…)

  34. Very nice. (I wasn’t expecting people to get the first of those…)

  35. I listen to that album all the time, that one was the easy one. 🙂 i had to think harder for the U2.

  36. I listen to that album all the time, that one was the easy one. 🙂 i had to think harder for the U2.

  37. This isn’t the coding mix, it’s the debugging mix. It’s got more Pogues in it. 🙂

  38. This isn’t the coding mix, it’s the debugging mix. It’s got more Pogues in it. 🙂

  39. 2. ‘nur getraumt’, by nena. and if i am correct, i am fully justified in blaming you for getting ’99 luftballons’ stuck in my head.
    3. ‘someday i suppose’, by the mighty mighty bosstones
    19. ‘got my own thing now’, by the squirrel nut zippers
    25. ‘fall on me’ by REM
    and 23 is so, so familiar. there’s something about 40 days, or 40 nights…argh! i don’t know!

  40. 2. ‘nur getraumt’, by nena. and if i am correct, i am fully justified in blaming you for getting ’99 luftballons’ stuck in my head.
    3. ‘someday i suppose’, by the mighty mighty bosstones
    19. ‘got my own thing now’, by the squirrel nut zippers
    25. ‘fall on me’ by REM
    and 23 is so, so familiar. there’s something about 40 days, or 40 nights…argh! i don’t know!

  41. Wow. You totally win for recognizing Nena. 🙂

  42. Wow. You totally win for recognizing Nena. 🙂

  43. Or possibly lose, depending on your opinion of having 99 Luftballons stuck in your head…

  44. Or possibly lose, depending on your opinion of having 99 Luftballons stuck in your head…

  45. well, it’s ok *now*, but in an hour or a week, i’ll probably be sharpening my axe.

  46. well, it’s ok *now*, but in an hour or a week, i’ll probably be sharpening my axe.

  47. go me! and you totally win for listening to her!
    it’s the first thing that came to mind, though that’s actually also the first line of a couple of indutrial songs out there…somehow, they seemed less likely.

  48. go me! and you totally win for listening to her!
    it’s the first thing that came to mind, though that’s actually also the first line of a couple of indutrial songs out there…somehow, they seemed less likely.

  49. 21. is just “Boogie on the Beach,” really.

  50. 21. is just “Boogie on the Beach,” really.

  51. #22
    #22 – Revolution Man by Union Underground?
    #16 – Black Eye, Yellow Eye by Leigh Ann Hussey
    Dave

  52. #22
    #22 – Revolution Man by Union Underground?
    #16 – Black Eye, Yellow Eye by Leigh Ann Hussey
    Dave

  53. Re: #22
    Indeed; I wasn’t expecting anyone to get those two.
    Speaking of which, do I know you? (“Dave” is not a unique name among my friends)

  54. Re: #22
    Indeed; I wasn’t expecting anyone to get those two.
    Speaking of which, do I know you? (“Dave” is not a unique name among my friends)

  55. Re: #22
    You do know me (last name Stockton). I’ve tried emailing you several times over the past few years but haven’t had any luck. I’ve commented in your journal several times in the past.
    Dave

  56. Re: #22
    You do know me (last name Stockton). I’ve tried emailing you several times over the past few years but haven’t had any luck. I’ve commented in your journal several times in the past.
    Dave

  57. Re: #22
    Dave! Wow – I was seriously not expecting to hear from you. And I do have e-mail; it’s the same as my LJ address, at gmail. Talk there?
    (And where did you get such exotic taste in music? 🙂

  58. Re: #22
    Dave! Wow – I was seriously not expecting to hear from you. And I do have e-mail; it’s the same as my LJ address, at gmail. Talk there?
    (And where did you get such exotic taste in music? 🙂


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