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April 5th, 2020 at 12:32:38 PM permalink
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How about the theme from SWAT?


Ooh sorry. A good guess though since the "Theme from SWAT" actually reached #1 on the Billboard charts. It did not, however, feature a synthesizer.

$200 a day plus expenses



Too good of a hint. I would have never guessed it.



I'm with Mosca on this one.

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April 5th, 2020 at 1:15:55 PM permalink
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And now, in the category TV Themes, name that song...

I'm the instrumental theme from a 70's TV show that charted for two weeks as a top10 song. I feature the Minimoog synthesizer and am one of the first hit songs to use the (then new) instrument. Who am I?


$200 a day plus expenses



Gold Pontiac Firebird

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April 5th, 2020 at 2:07:04 PM permalink
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And now, in the category TV Themes, name that song...

I'm the instrumental theme from a 70's TV show that charted for two weeks as a top10 song. I feature the Minimoog synthesizer and am one of the first hit songs to use the (then new) instrument. Who am I?


$200 a day plus expenses



Gold Pontiac Firebird



I got it with the first hint, but the hint was so good you gave it away completely. But that being said, I would never have guessed that with the original clue.
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April 6th, 2020 at 9:10:19 PM permalink
Well, everyone seems to know it but nobody actually posted it. So we'll file this under a rock.

Written by Mike Post and Pete Carpenter, "The Rockford Files (Theme)" features the Minimoog synthesizer, the harmonica and the electric guitar as lead instruments. Post, who thought of TV themes as one minute records, would go on to write the themes for such shows as The A-Team, Magnum, P.I. and Law & Order.


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And now, in the category Movie Instrumentals, name that song...

I'm an instrumental piece (lyrics were added later) written for a 1962 John Wayne film. Since then, I've been used by circus acts, comedic situations in shows and by Dancing Homer. Who am I?
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April 7th, 2020 at 12:30:13 PM permalink
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And now, in the category Movie Instrumentals, name that song...

I'm an instrumental piece (lyrics were added later) written for a 1962 John Wayne film. Since then, I've been used by circus acts, comedic situations in shows and by Dancing Homer. Who am I?




Baby Elephant Walk?
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April 7th, 2020 at 5:56:16 PM permalink
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And now, in the category Movie Instrumentals, name that song...

I'm an instrumental piece (lyrics were added later) written for a 1962 John Wayne film. Since then, I've been used by circus acts, comedic situations in shows and by Dancing Homer. Who am I?




Baby Elephant Walk?


Winner! Winner! jmills does the chicken walk for dinner!!

The film Hatari! tells the story of hunters in Africa (led by John Wayne) who capture wild animals for the world's zoos. In one scene, a lady (far too young to be the Duke's love interest but she is) leads three baby elephants to a waterhole for a bath. While viewing this footage, composer Henry Mancini decided the elephants were walking eight to the bar. He wrote music to match it and ended up with a surprise hit: "Baby Elephant Walk".


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And now, in the category Jazz Instrumentals, name that song...

I'm a 1959 jazz standard written in an unusual time signature. The version of me by the Dave Brubeck Quartet would become the biggest selling jazz single of all time. Who am I?
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April 7th, 2020 at 7:29:33 PM permalink
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And now, in the category Movie Instrumentals, name that song...

I'm an instrumental piece (lyrics were added later) written for a 1962 John Wayne film. Since then, I've been used by circus acts, comedic situations in shows and by Dancing Homer. Who am I?




Baby Elephant Walk?


Winner! Winner! jmills does the chicken walk for dinner!!

The film Hatari! tells the story of hunters in Africa (led by John Wayne) who capture wild animals for the world's zoos. In one scene, a lady (far too young to be the Duke's love interest but she is) leads three baby elephants to a waterhole for a bath. While viewing this footage, composer Henry Mancini decided the elephants were walking eight to the bar. He wrote music to match it and ended up with a surprise hit: "Baby Elephant Walk".


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And now, in the category Jazz Instrumentals, name that song...

I'm a 1959 jazz standard written in an unusual time signature. The version of me by the Dave Brubeck Quartet would become the biggest selling jazz single of all time. Who am I?



Take Five
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April 8th, 2020 at 6:40:22 PM permalink
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And now, in the category Jazz Instrumentals, name that song...

I'm a 1959 jazz standard written in an unusual time signature. The version of me by the Dave Brubeck Quartet would become the biggest selling jazz single of all time. Who am I?



Take Five


Winner! Winner! Mosca takes the chicken dinner!

First appearing on the Dave Brubeck Quartet album Time Out (where all songs featured unusual time signatures), "Take Five" was the breakout hit. It often gets used in movies or TV shows wanting a hip, sophisticated New York kind of vibe. The performance on this video is a little rough around the edges but I like the 5/4 drum solo.


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And now, in the category 1920's Hits, name that song...

Where bowers and flowers bloom in the sun
Each morning at dawning birdies sing and everything
A sun kissed miss said, "Don't be late"
That's why I can hardly wait
Open up your Golden Gate
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April 8th, 2020 at 8:07:10 PM permalink
California Here I Come
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April 9th, 2020 at 11:08:41 PM permalink
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California Here I Come


Winner! Winner! Doc gets a Golden State chicken dinner!

Surprisingly, this Al Jolsen classic is not the state song of the Golden State. These days, "California, Here I Come" is probably best remembered from the classic scene in the I Love Lucy" TV show.




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And now, in the category WWI Tunes, name that song...

While you've a lucifer to light your fag,
Smile, boys, that's the style.
What's the use of worrying?
It never was worth while
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April 10th, 2020 at 8:39:51 AM permalink
Pack Up YourTroubles/Smile Smile Smile. Not sure if thatís the name.
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April 10th, 2020 at 9:52:15 PM permalink
Folks,

In the category 50's Folk Ballads:

Ten years ago, on a cold dark night,
There was someone killed 'neath the town hall light


Bonus points if you can name the original singer.

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April 11th, 2020 at 1:33:19 AM permalink
Long Black Veil. Hank Snow?
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April 11th, 2020 at 4:43:55 AM permalink
Yes... We have a partial winner!

The title is correct, but the artist is not.

This is the original version sung by the late, great Lefty Frizzell in 1959. This video also contains an "Answer Song" sung by Marijohn Wilkin, one of the composers of "Long Black Veil", that tells the story from the point of view of the "best friend's wife".


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April 11th, 2020 at 6:46:34 AM permalink
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Yes... We have a partial winner!

The title is correct, but the artist is not.

This is the original version sung by the late, great Lefty Frizzell in 1959. This video also contains an "Answer Song" sung by Marijohn Wilkin, one of the composers of "Long Black Veil", that tells the story from the point of view of the "best friend's wife".


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Yeah, I looked it up after I answered. And I always get those two guys mixed up.
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April 11th, 2020 at 5:11:12 PM permalink
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Pack Up YourTroubles/Smile Smile Smile. Not sure if thatís the name.


Winner! Winner! Mosca packs a chicken dinner!

Its full title is "Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit-Bag, and Smile, Smile, Smile", quite a mouthful. It won a British marching song contest in 1915 and was used for boosting morale. If you're wondering about the lyrics, "lucifer" was a popular brand of matches back then while "fag" is British slang for a cigarette. Note that structurally the song is very similar to another WWI song, "It's a Long Way to Tipperary".


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And now, in the category 1920's* Novelty, name that song...

We've string beans, and onions
Cabbageses, and scallions,
And all sorts of fruit and say
We have an old fashioned to-mah-to
A Long Island po-tah-to

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*Time marches on. I now have to specify 19 for 20's songs.
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April 12th, 2020 at 9:51:14 PM permalink
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And now, in the category 1920's* Novelty, name that song...

We've string beans, and onions
Cabbageses, and scallions,
And all sorts of fruit and say
We have an old fashioned to-mah-to
A Long Island po-tah-to

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*Time marches on. I now have to specify 19 for 20's songs.



My guess...
"Yes, We Have No Bananas"


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April 12th, 2020 at 10:44:53 PM permalink
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And now, in the category 1920's* Novelty, name that song...

We've string beans, and onions
Cabbageses, and scallions,
And all sorts of fruit and say
We have an old fashioned to-mah-to
A Long Island po-tah-to

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*Time marches on. I now have to specify 19 for 20's songs.



My guess...
"Yes, We Have No Bananas"


Dog Hand


Winner! Winner! Yes! We have chicken dinner!

Spending five weeks at #1, "Yes! We Have No Bananas" is just one of those silly songs that seems to catch fire. Politicians quoted it. News columnists speculated on what part of people's psyche it had tapped into. It was everywhere. A more modern day equivalent might be the 90's "Macarena" craze.


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And now, in the category Made Famous in a Film, name that song...

Moonlight and love songs
Never out of date
Hearts full of passion
Jealousy and hate
Woman needs man, and man must have his mate
That no one can deny
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April 13th, 2020 at 5:52:34 AM permalink
As Time Goes By from Casablanca.

And despite it seeming to be the movie's catch phrase, Bogey never actually utters the phrase, "Play it again, Sam!"

You know, I have never watched Casablanca with Mrs Joeman! Thanks for the reminder, Gailmere! This is going to the top of our must watch list -- we seem to be watching a lot more movies at home these days!
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April 13th, 2020 at 8:21:16 AM permalink
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As Time Goes By from Casablanca.

And despite it seeming to be the movie's catch phrase, Bogey never actually utters the phrase, "Play it again, Sam!"

You know, I have never watched Casablanca with Mrs Joeman! Thanks for the reminder, Gailmere! This is going to the top of our must watch list -- we seem to be watching a lot more movies at home these days!



We watched it a couple weeks ago. Itís as good as you remember.
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April 13th, 2020 at 10:56:49 AM permalink
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We watched it a couple weeks ago. Itís as good as you remember.



Mosca,

Couldn't agree more strongly: it's a classic for a reason!

Now in the category Weird Rock, name the 2009 song that features these lyrics:

Ninja warrior, master of disguise,
He could melt your brain with his laser-beam eyes


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April 14th, 2020 at 6:46:20 PM permalink
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As Time Goes By from Casablanca.

And despite it seeming to be the movie's catch phrase, Bogey never actually utters the phrase, "Play it again, Sam!"

You know, I have never watched Casablanca with Mrs Joeman! Thanks for the reminder, Gailmere! This is going to the top of our must watch list -- we seem to be watching a lot more movies at home these days!


Winner! Winner! Remember this chicken dinner!

Written for a 1931 musical and recorded that year by several artists, "As Time Goes By" would hit the stratosphere in 1942 as THE song in the film Casablanca"...



It's a great love song, which is why these intro verses are usually dumped by artists recording it...

This day and age we're living in
Gives cause for apprehension
With speed and new invention
And things like third dimension

+Yet we get a trifle weary
With Mister Einstein's theory
So we must get down to earth
At times relax, relieve the tension

No matter what the progress
Or what may yet be proved
The simple facts of life are such
They cannot be removed....

You must remember this
A kiss is still a kiss (et al).

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Still in play...

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Now in the category Weird Rock, name the 2009 song that features these lyrics:

Ninja warrior, master of disguise,
He could melt your brain with his laser-beam eyes


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And now, in the category 50's Pop, name that song...

Bells will ring ting-a-ling-a-ling, ting-a-ling-a-ling
And you'll sing "Vita bella"
Hearts will play tippy-tippy-tay, tippy-tippy-tay
Like a gay tarantella
Lucky fella
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April 14th, 2020 at 8:03:25 PM permalink
"That's Amoré"

Not sure about spelling and punctuation.
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April 15th, 2020 at 7:37:03 PM permalink
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"That's Amoré"

Not sure about spelling and punctuation.


Winner! Winner! The answer hits Doc's eye like a big chicken dinner!

This Dino classic originally appeared in the Martin and Lewis film The Caddy. It was nominated for best song but lost to "Secret Love" from Calamity Jane.


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And now, in the category 60's Motown, name that song...

I bet you're wondering how I knew
'Bout your plans to make me blue
With some other guy you knew before
Between the two of us guys
You know I love you more
It took me by surprise, I must say
When I found out yesterday
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April 15th, 2020 at 7:46:44 PM permalink
Another familiar to my generation...

As written: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine".

As sung: "I Hoid It Through the Grapevine".
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April 15th, 2020 at 9:24:31 PM permalink
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Quote: Doc

"That's Amoré"

Not sure about spelling and punctuation.


Winner! Winner! The answer hits Doc's eye like a big chicken dinner!

This Dino classic originally appeared in the Martin and Lewis film The Caddy. It was nominated for best song but lost to "Secret Love" from Calamity Jane.


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And now, in the category 60's Motown, name that song...

I bet you're wondering how I knew
'Bout your plans to make me blue
With some other guy you knew before
Between the two of us guys
You know I love you more
It took me by surprise, I must say
When I found out yesterday



Heard It Through the Grapevine. Lots of great versions. Marvin Gaye, of course, then Creedence, Gladys, The Slits, Joe Cocker, and many more. Great tune.
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April 16th, 2020 at 5:36:35 AM permalink
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Another familiar to my generation...

As written: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine".

As sung: "I Hoid It Through the Grapevine".

And familiar to mine as well...

The California Raisin commercials in the 80's!
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April 16th, 2020 at 5:24:02 PM permalink
Winner! Winner! Mulitiplayers heard a chicken dinner!

As mentioned, this song has been recorded by a plethora of artists. The Marvin Gaye version, however, is considered definitive...



...and yeah, who could forget the California raisins version...


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And now, in the category 70's Progressive Rock, name that song...

I thought that they were angels
But to my surprise
We climbed aboard their starship
We headed for the skies
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April 16th, 2020 at 5:39:35 PM permalink
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Winner! Winner! Mulitiplayers heard a chicken dinner!

As mentioned, this song has been recorded by a plethora of artists. The Marvin Gaye version, however, is considered definitive...



...and yeah, who could forget the California raisins version...


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And now, in the category 70's Progressive Rock, name that song...

I thought that they were angels
But to my surprise
We climbed aboard their starship
We headed for the skies



Come Sail Away, Styx
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April 16th, 2020 at 9:51:14 PM permalink
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Mosca,

Couldn't agree more strongly: it's a classic for a reason!

Now in the category Weird Rock, name the 2009 song that features these lyrics:

Ninja warrior, master of disguise,
He could melt your brain with his laser-beam eyes


Dog Hand



Well, I guess I've stumped the panel thus far, so I'll throw out a hint:

The title of the song is the three-letter monogram of the song's subject. In fact, it's the only song title I know that contains no vowels.

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April 17th, 2020 at 5:24:51 PM permalink
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Come Sail Away, Styx


Winner! Winner! An open course of/for chicken dinner

Written in a depressed mood after their previous two singles tanked, "Come Sail Away" would become the most popular song on the band's (arguably) most famous album. Obviously it became a signature song and Styx performs it at all their concerts.


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And now, in the category 80's Pop, name that song...

I was beat
Incomplete
I'd been had, I was sad and blue
But you made me feel
Yeah, you made me feel
Shiny and new
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April 17th, 2020 at 7:06:43 PM permalink
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And now, in the category 80's Pop, name that song...

I was beat
Incomplete
I'd been had, I was sad and blue
But you made me feel
Yeah, you made me feel
Shiny and new



Like a Virgin by Madonna


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April 18th, 2020 at 12:15:59 PM permalink
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Quote: Gialmere


And now, in the category 80's Pop, name that song...

I was beat
Incomplete
I'd been had, I was sad and blue
But you made me feel
Yeah, you made me feel
Shiny and new



Like a Virgin by Madonna



Winner! Winner! Shiny new chicken dinner!

One way an up-and-coming diva can generate buzz is via sexual titillation. There is, however, a line of acceptability. If your art falls short of that line you are dismissed as having no edginess. If it crosses the line you are dismissed as being skanky. But if it lands on the line and nudges the line forward, you hit pay dirt. Musically, "Like a Virgin" is a rather bland song. By mid-eighties standards, however, the suggestive lyrics (and music video) were enough to hit the line and nudge it. Her first #1 hit, "Like a Virgin" would make Madonna a household name.


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And now, in the category 90's Country, name that song...

And I saw the surprise
And the fear in his eyes
When I took his glass of champagne
And I toasted you
Said "honey, we may be through"
But you'll never hear me complain
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April 18th, 2020 at 9:54:48 PM permalink
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And now, in the category 90's Country, name that song...

And I saw the surprise
And the fear in his eyes
When I took his glass of champagne
And I toasted you
Said "honey, we may be through"
But you'll never hear me complain



Gialmere,

I know that one!

"I've Got Friends in Low Places" by Garth Brooks


Also in the category 90's Country, name that song...

She may be an angel who spends all winter
Bringing the homeless blankets and dinner
A regular Nobel Peace Prize winner
But I really hate her...



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April 19th, 2020 at 10:51:13 PM permalink
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"I've Got Friends in Low Places" by Garth Brooks



Winner! Winner! Beer chasing chicken dinner!

Male country singers, in contrast to pop divas, try to hit a red neck/blue collar target. Garth Brooks nails it with "Friends in Low Places" off his second album. It would become his signature song and make him a household name outside the country genre. The song turns 30 this August.


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Also in the category 90's Country, name that song...

She may be an angel who spends all winter
Bringing the homeless blankets and dinner
A regular Nobel Peace Prize winner
But I really hate her...


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And now, in the category Post Grunge, name that song...

If I go crazy, then will you still call me Superman?
If I'm alive and well, will you be there and holding my hand?
I'll keep you by my side with my superhuman might
Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.
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April 22nd, 2020 at 8:55:54 PM permalink
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And now, in the category Post Grunge, name that song...

If I go crazy, then will you still call me Superman?
If I'm alive and well, will you be there and holding my hand?
I'll keep you by my side with my superhuman might


Featured in several TV shows such as Roswell and Cold Case, the film Kick-Ass, and also in both the Guitar Hero and Rock Band series of video games.
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April 23rd, 2020 at 11:08:58 AM permalink
Well, I guess that hint explains why I have no suggested answer. I have never heard of either of those TV shows, nor that film, nor either of those series of video games.
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April 25th, 2020 at 6:41:05 AM permalink
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Mosca,

Couldn't agree more strongly: it's a classic for a reason!

Now in the category Weird Rock, name the 2009 song that features these lyrics:

Ninja warrior, master of disguise,
He could melt your brain with his laser-beam eyes


Dog Hand



Well, I guess I've stumped the panel thus far, so I'll throw out a hint:

The title of the song is the three-letter monogram of the song's subject. In fact, it's the only song title I know that contains no vowels.

Dog Hand



Ok... One more hint: here are the lyrics:

{NAME} was a mighty man
The kind of man you'd never disrespect
He stood eight feet tall, wore glasses
And had a third nipple on the back of his neck
He ate his own weight in coal, excreted diamonds everyday
He could throw you down a flight of stairs
But you still would love him anyway
Yeah, you know you'd love him anyway

{NAME} won the Tour de France
With two flat tires and a missing chain
He trained a rattlesnake to do his laundry
I'm telling you the man was insane
He could rip out your beating heart
And show it to you before you died
Everyday he'd make the host of Match Game
Give him a piggyback ride
Yeah, two hour piggyback ride, giddy up Gene

Ninja warrior, master of disguise
He could melt your brain with his laser-beam eyes, Oh yeah
Oh yeah
He had his own line at the DMV
He made sweet, sweet love to a manatee
Oh yeah
Oh yeah, that was something to see, I tell ya

{NAME} sold his toenail clippings
As a potent aphrodisiac
He ran a four minute mile blindfolded
With an engine block strapped to his back
He could eat more frozen waffles
Then any other man I know
Once he fell off the Chrysler building
And he barely even stubbed his toe
Had a tiny little scratch on his toe
Didn't even hurt

{NAME} figured out cold fusion
But he never ever told a soul
I've seen the man unhinge his jaw
And swallow a Volkswagen whole
He'd bash your face in with a shovel
If you didn't treat him like a star
You could spit at the wind, or tug at Superman's cape
But Lord knows you don't mess around with {INIT}
No, no, no
Talkin' about {INIT}


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April 25th, 2020 at 5:26:18 PM permalink
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Mosca,

Couldn't agree more strongly: it's a classic for a reason!

Now in the category Weird Rock, name the 2009 song that features these lyrics:

Ninja warrior, master of disguise,
He could melt your brain with his laser-beam eyes


Dog Hand



Well, I guess I've stumped the panel thus far, so I'll throw out a hint:

The title of the song is the three-letter monogram of the song's subject. In fact, it's the only song title I know that contains no vowels.

Dog Hand



Ok... One more hint: here are the lyrics:

{NAME} was a mighty man
The kind of man you'd never disrespect
He stood eight feet tall, wore glasses
And had a third nipple on the back of his neck
He ate his own weight in coal, excreted diamonds everyday
He could throw you down a flight of stairs
But you still would love him anyway
Yeah, you know you'd love him anyway

{NAME} won the Tour de France
With two flat tires and a missing chain
He trained a rattlesnake to do his laundry
I'm telling you the man was insane
He could rip out your beating heart
And show it to you before you died
Everyday he'd make the host of Match Game
Give him a piggyback ride
Yeah, two hour piggyback ride, giddy up Gene

Ninja warrior, master of disguise
He could melt your brain with his laser-beam eyes, Oh yeah
Oh yeah
He had his own line at the DMV
He made sweet, sweet love to a manatee
Oh yeah
Oh yeah, that was something to see, I tell ya

{NAME} sold his toenail clippings
As a potent aphrodisiac
He ran a four minute mile blindfolded
With an engine block strapped to his back
He could eat more frozen waffles
Then any other man I know
Once he fell off the Chrysler building
And he barely even stubbed his toe
Had a tiny little scratch on his toe
Didn't even hurt

{NAME} figured out cold fusion
But he never ever told a soul
I've seen the man unhinge his jaw
And swallow a Volkswagen whole
He'd bash your face in with a shovel
If you didn't treat him like a star
You could spit at the wind, or tug at Superman's cape
But Lord knows you don't mess around with {INIT}
No, no, no
Talkin' about {INIT}


Dog Hand



I remember this weird song from somewhere. Its about Charles Nelson Reilly, familiar to some of us from his work on various game shows like Hollywood Squares. I don't know what the name of the song is, however.
So many better men, a few of them friends, are dead. And a thousand thousand slimy things live on, and so do I.
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April 26th, 2020 at 1:55:24 AM permalink
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I remember this weird song from somewhere. Its about Charles Nelson Reilly, familiar to some of us from his work on various game shows like Hollywood Squares. I don't know what the name of the song is, however.



Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner!

In this interview, Weird Al Yankovic explains how in his song "CNR" he came to portray the late Charles Nelson Reilly in such an exaggerated "Chuck Norris" fashion:



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April 26th, 2020 at 3:56:26 AM permalink
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And now, in the category Post Grunge, name that song...

If I go crazy, then will you still call me Superman?
If I'm alive and well, will you be there and holding my hand?
I'll keep you by my side with my superhuman might


Featured in several TV shows such as Roswell and Cold Case, the film Kick-Ass, and also in both the Guitar Hero and Rock Band series of video games.



Kryptonite, by Three-somethingsomething; I'm stuck somewhere between The Doors and Third Eye Blind. And for some reason, the music video for it always follows Whiskey in the Jar for me. The High Kings version, not the Metallica one, which makes absolutely no sense.
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April 26th, 2020 at 5:25:35 AM permalink
Never heard that one before.
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April 26th, 2020 at 9:29:47 PM permalink
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Kryptonite, by Three-somethingsomething; I'm stuck somewhere between The Doors and Third Eye Blind. And for some reason, the music video for it always follows Whiskey in the Jar for me. The High Kings version, not the Metallica one, which makes absolutely no sense.


Winner! Winner! Super Chicken Dinner!!

This song, by 3 Doors Down, was released twenty years ago... Twenty years. The reason I point this out is that it's the most recent rock song I can think of offhand that gets regular play on rock radio. How far has rock music fallen from its heyday? Scan the Billboard Hot 100 chart for guitar bands. Good luck with that. When was the last time you heard of a rock band playing a stadium venue? Rock awards aren't even televised anymore for the Grammys. Times change, and "Kryptonite" is arguably the rock genre's last culturally relevant release.


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And now, in the category 60's Pop, name that song...

I should have known you'd bid me farewell
There's a lesson to be learned from this and I learned it very well
Now I know you're not the only starfish in the sea
If I never hear your name again, it's all the same to me
Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.
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April 27th, 2020 at 5:29:36 AM permalink
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Kryptonite, by Three-somethingsomething; I'm stuck somewhere between The Doors and Third Eye Blind. And for some reason, the music video for it always follows Whiskey in the Jar for me. The High Kings version, not the Metallica one, which makes absolutely no sense.


Winner! Winner! Super Chicken Dinner!!

This song, by 3 Doors Down, was released twenty years ago... Twenty years. The reason I point this out is that it's the most recent rock song I can think of offhand that gets regular play on rock radio. How far has rock music fallen from its heyday? Scan the Billboard Hot 100 chart for guitar bands. Good luck with that. When was the last time you heard of a rock band playing a stadium venue? Rock awards aren't even televised anymore for the Grammys. Times change, and "Kryptonite" is arguably the rock genre's last culturally relevant release.


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And now, in the category 60's Pop, name that song...

I should have known you'd bid me farewell
There's a lesson to be learned from this and I learned it very well
Now I know you're not the only starfish in the sea
If I never hear your name again, it's all the same to me



Red Rubber Ball. The Cyrkle. Interesting fact: written by Paul Simon.
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April 27th, 2020 at 6:08:30 PM permalink
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Red Rubber Ball. The Cyrkle. Interesting fact: written by Paul Simon.


Winner! Winner! Rubber Chicken Dinner!!

Yes, that is indeed "Red Rubber Ball" by The Cyrkle. And yes, it was indeed written by Paul Simon. He offered the song to The Cyrkle when they were touring with Simon & Garfunkel.


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And now, in the category 40's Pop, name that song...

It's quarter to three, there's no one in the place cept you and me
So set em up joe I got a little story I think you oughtta know
Were drinking my friend to the end of a brief episode
Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.
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April 27th, 2020 at 7:05:30 PM permalink
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Red Rubber Ball. The Cyrkle. Interesting fact: written by Paul Simon.


Winner! Winner! Rubber Chicken Dinner!!

Yes, that is indeed "Red Rubber Ball" by The Cyrkle. And yes, it was indeed written by Paul Simon. He offered the song to The Cyrkle when they were touring with Simon & Garfunkel.


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And now, in the category 40's Pop, name that song...

It's quarter to three, there's no one in the place cept you and me
So set em up joe I got a little story I think you oughtta know
Were drinking my friend to the end of a brief episode



Give me one more for my baby, and one more, for the road
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April 29th, 2020 at 6:53:15 PM permalink
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Give me one more for my baby, and one more, for the road


Winner! Winner! Chicken crossing the road for dinner!!

The lyrics for the classic drinking song "One For My Baby" were written by Johnny Mercer and inspired by his affair with Judy Garland. Many artists covered it but Sinatra is considered to own the song and has the definitive version. Originally though, it was written for Fred Astaire to sing in the 1943 film The Sky's the Limit. In this version, Astaire sings, drinks, dances (naturally), and then thrashes the bar he's in.



And the definitive 1958 Sinatra recording...


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And now, in the category 70's Rock, name that song...

So this ain't the end, I saw you again, today
I had to turn my heart away
Smiled like the sun, kisses for everyone
And tales, it never fails
You lying so low in the weeds
I bet you gonna ambush me
Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.
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April 30th, 2020 at 6:59:08 PM permalink
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And now, in the category 70's Rock, name that song...

So this ain't the end, I saw you again, today
I had to turn my heart away
Smiled like the sun, kisses for everyone
And tales, it never fails
You lying so low in the weeds
I bet you gonna ambush me



So this ain't the end, I saw you again, today
I had to turn my heart away
Smiled like the sun, kisses for everyone
And tales, it never fails

You lying so low in the weeds
I bet you gonna ambush me
You'd have me down, down, down on my knees
Now wouldn't you, _________? Oh
Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.
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April 30th, 2020 at 7:04:00 PM permalink
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And now, in the category 70's Rock, name that song...

So this ain't the end, I saw you again, today
I had to turn my heart away
Smiled like the sun, kisses for everyone
And tales, it never fails
You lying so low in the weeds
I bet you gonna ambush me



So this ain't the end, I saw you again, today
I had to turn my heart away
Smiled like the sun, kisses for everyone
And tales, it never fails

You lying so low in the weeds
I bet you gonna ambush me
You'd have me down, down, down on my knees
Now wouldn't you, _________? Oh



I canít play, I looked it up. I should have known it. But I couldnít put the cadence and the lyric together. Great song though.
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April 30th, 2020 at 8:02:34 PM permalink
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And now, in the category 70's Rock, name that song...

So this ain't the end, I saw you again, today
I had to turn my heart away
Smiled like the sun, kisses for everyone
And tales, it never fails
You lying so low in the weeds
I bet you gonna ambush me



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