rdw4potus
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April 13th, 2010 at 10:55:40 AM permalink
Quote: Mosca

Same wouldn't be true for the first alphabetically? I don't see how that could be. I would guess Aaron Neville with "Tell It Like It Is", but you might be going by last names, or band names.




I'd been wondering the same thing. I thought it would be by last name, which led me to wonder if maybe one of the hits by ABC would be first alphabetically. Then I got Poison Arrow stuck in my head. Then I remembered that ABBA is lower alphabetically, and things got worse from there... Finally, I consulted my copy of The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits. For the beginning of the alphabet, the name that is first changes depending on if you're looking at top 10/20/40/100 songs. Turns out that ZZ Top charted high enough to carry their last-place alphabetical ranking, while the first alphabetical listing changes depending on what level of hit is analyzed. I still have Dancing Queen stuck in my head.
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April 13th, 2010 at 11:23:39 AM permalink
I've heard it said that Abracadabra by Steve Miller Band is the first number one hit listed alphabetically. Anyone know the last one?
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April 13th, 2010 at 11:23:44 AM permalink
Quote: rdw4potus

I'd been wondering the same thing. I thought it would be by last name, which led me to wonder if maybe one of the hits by ABC would be first alphabetically. Then I got Poison Arrow stuck in my head. Then I remembered that ABBA is lower alphabetically, and things got worse from there... Finally, I consulted my copy of The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits. For the beginning of the alphabet, the name that is first changes depending on if you're looking at top 10/20/40/100 songs. Turns out that ZZ Top charted high enough to carry their last-place alphabetical ranking, while the first alphabetical listing changes depending on what level of hit is analyzed. I still have Dancing Queen stuck in my head.



OK, I get it. Top 100 song. I thought it was top 100 artists, in which case it would be the same regardless. But someone could have a top 100 hit and not a top 10 hit.
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April 13th, 2010 at 11:30:52 AM permalink
I am little surprised nobody got "Holes in both my shoes" yet. To give a hint, it is one of the most well-known country music songs.

I'll be very impressed if anyone gets "I am someone you'll never know." As a hint, that one is also from a science fiction themed album, but not 2112. Again, no searching!
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April 13th, 2010 at 11:36:37 AM permalink
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"Holes in both my shoes" yet. To give a hint, it is one of the most well-known country music songs.



Would it be Coat of Many colours by Dolly Parton? If so props to my mother.
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April 13th, 2010 at 12:01:00 PM permalink
I've looked both of these up. Obscure!!!
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April 13th, 2010 at 1:22:42 PM permalink
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Would it be Coat of Many colours by Dolly Parton? If so props to my mother.



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April 13th, 2010 at 6:23:09 PM permalink
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I am little surprised nobody got "Holes in both my shoes" yet. To give a hint, it is one of the most well-known country music songs.



I thought of "Highway 40 Blues" by Ricky Skaggs, with the lyric "I've walked holes in both my shoes" (and would've posted so earlier if I'd not been away from the forum a couple of days). Even though it was a #1, I think the part about being one of the most well-known country songs probably distinguishes it.
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April 13th, 2010 at 7:11:13 PM permalink
Once I had the title, the lyric "holes in both my shoes" jumped right out at me!

I used to be really good at these, but I've lost my edge over the last 10 years; I lost track of music as it evolved and fragmented.

And in hosting the game, you walk a fine line; it can't be too obvious, nor too obscure. I can't post "Gonna grab my baby, gonna hold him tight, never let him go," for example... but maybe "Gonna find my baby, gonna hold her tight, gonna grab some..." THAT might get a response.

5 quatloos for whoever gets the second one.... 5,000 quatloos for whoever gets the first one.
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April 13th, 2010 at 8:22:23 PM permalink
Quote: Mosca

Once I had the title, the lyric "holes in both my shoes" jumped right out at me!

I used to be really good at these, but I've lost my edge over the last 10 years; I lost track of music as it evolved and fragmented.

And in hosting the game, you walk a fine line; it can't be too obvious, nor too obscure. I can't post "Gonna grab my baby, gonna hold him tight, never let him go," for example... but maybe "Gonna find my baby, gonna hold her tight, gonna grab some..." THAT might get a response.

5 quatloos for whoever gets the second one.... 5,000 quatloos for whoever gets the first one.



The second one is Afternoon Delight, Starland Vocal Band. I'll take my five quatloos now please.
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