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December 7th, 2019 at 8:09:03 PM permalink
I got fifteen miles to go now
And I can hear my baby calling my name
It's as if as though I'm standing at her front door
I can hear that doggone plain
Now I'll be so glad to see my baby


Bonus, name the 2018 movie it was featured in.

Semi gambling related.
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December 7th, 2019 at 8:23:35 PM permalink
Quote: Boz

I got fifteen miles to go now
And I can hear my baby calling my name
It's as if as though I'm standing at her front door
I can hear that doggone plain
Now I'll be so glad to see my baby


Bonus, name the 2018 movie it was featured in.

Semi gambling related.



25 Miles, Edwin Starr, don’t know the movie.
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December 7th, 2019 at 8:27:29 PM permalink
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25 Miles, Edwin Starr, don’t know the movie.



Correct, search the movie, it’s a good one in my book if you like Nevada history. Even with poetic license.
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December 7th, 2019 at 9:08:43 PM permalink
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Great song


Stormy Weather


Ding! Ding! Winner!!

Yes, a classic covered by a who's who of artists over the decades. Here is the original, 1933 recording...



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And now, from the category "Novelty Tunes", name that song...

Was the dark of the moon on the sixth of June
In a Kenworth pullin' logs
Cab-over Pete with a reefer on
And a Jimmy haulin' hogs
We is headin' for bear on I-one-oh
'Bout a mile outta Shaky Town
I says, "Pig Pen, this here's the Rubber Duck.
"And I'm about to put the hammer down."
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December 7th, 2019 at 9:51:40 PM permalink
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And now, from the category "Novelty Tunes", name that song...

Was the dark of the moon on the sixth of June
In a Kenworth pullin' logs
Cab-over Pete with a reefer on
And a Jimmy haulin' hogs
We is headin' for bear on I-one-oh
'Bout a mile outta Shaky Town
I says, "Pig Pen, this here's the Rubber Duck.
"And I'm about to put the hammer down."



Convoy
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December 7th, 2019 at 10:44:56 PM permalink
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Convoy


Ding! Ding! Correct!!

Yes, the quintessential song of the 70's CB radio craze...



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And now, from the category "Disney", name that song...

He went off to Congress an' served a spell
fixin' up the Govern'ments an' laws as well
took over Washin'ton so we heered tell
an' patched up the crack in the Liberty Bell
Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.
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December 7th, 2019 at 10:48:06 PM permalink
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With that carefully worded hint I'm now thinking the fountains at Bellagio which would also fit the Italian lyrics. Unfortunately, I don't know any Bellagio songs.





The commercial teasing the opening of the Bellgio features the early version of "Con te Patrio" Andrea Bocelli recorded solo in italian. He would later record the duet with Sara Brightman with the English lyric/title "Time to Say Goodbye" that became an international hit. It is this version that is still in the rotation of songs in the fountain show at the hotel today. (Well, maybe not today as the holiday song rotation will run through New Years)
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And now, from the category "Disney", name that song...

He went off to Congress an' served a spell
fixin' up the Govern'ments an' laws as well
took over Washin'ton so we heered tell
an' patched up the crack in the Liberty Bell



...of the wild frontier... Davy Crockett?
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December 9th, 2019 at 4:59:21 PM permalink
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The commercial teasing the opening of the Bellgio features the early version of "Con te Patrio" Andrea Bocelli recorded solo in italian. He would later record the duet with Sara Brightman with the English lyric/title "Time to Say Goodbye" that became an international hit. It is this version that is still in the rotation of songs in the fountain show at the hotel today. (Well, maybe not today as the holiday song rotation will run through New Years)


Geez, even with it spelled out for me I don't recognize it. The last Vegas casino commercials I can remember were all those hip/chic ones for the Cosmopolitan. Hmm... A thread on old Vegas commercials would be fun.

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Quote: Ayecarumba

...of the wild frontier... Davy Crockett?



Ding! Ding! Very good!!

Yes. The song from the big 50's craze. There was a Disneyland TV show used to showcase areas of the soon to be opened theme park. Crockett obviously represented Frontierland. The studio had no idea what it was onto. According to the director, when word reached the set about how huge Davey Crockett was becoming they were casually killing him off at the Alamo. D'oh!



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And now, from the category "Metal", name that song...

Seek him here, seek him on the highway
Never knowing when he'll appear
All await, engine's ticking over
Hear the roar as they sense the fear

Wheels! A glint of steel and a flash of light!
Screams! From a streak of fire as he strikes!
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December 9th, 2019 at 9:18:47 PM permalink
Here’s a good one for the forum.

You know I'm born to lose, and gambling's for fools
But that's the way I like it baby
I don't wanna live for ever
And don't forget the joker!
Pushing up the ante, I know you gotta see me
Read 'em and weep, the dead man's hand again
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December 9th, 2019 at 10:34:11 PM permalink
Quote: DogHand

Quote: Gialmere

Still in play...

Quote: DogHand

Here's an oldie from the 50's:

Now Dooley had a feeling we were going to war
So he went out and enlisted in a fighting corps
But he landed in the brig for raising such a storm
When they tried to put him in a uniform


Dog Hand



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<snip>



Here's a hint on mine: "Dooley" was renowned for his outrageous fashion choices.

Dog Hand



Well, looks like I stumped the board with the novelty tune "Pink Shoelaces". Here's the version sung by the Chordettes:



Dog Hand
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December 10th, 2019 at 9:35:35 PM permalink
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Well, looks like I stumped the board with the novelty tune "Pink Shoelaces". Here's the version sung by the Chordettes:



Dog Hand


Hm, I've never heard this song.

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Quote: Mosca

Here’s a good one for the forum.

You know I'm born to lose, and gambling's for fools
But that's the way I like it baby
I don't wanna live for ever
And don't forget the joker!
Pushing up the ante, I know you gotta see me
Read 'em and weep, the dead man's hand again


I don't recognize this one either. One thing I've noticed being on this thread, there are very few gambling songs that are widely known.

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Seek him here, seek him on the highway
Never knowing when he'll appear
All await, engine's ticking over
Hear the roar as they sense the fear

Wheels! A glint of steel and a flash of light!
Screams! From a streak of fire as he strikes!



When performed live, the lead singer rides a Harley onto the stage to begin the song.
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December 11th, 2019 at 4:38:45 AM permalink
Quote: Gialmere


Quote: Mosca

Here’s a good one for the forum.

You know I'm born to lose, and gambling's for fools
But that's the way I like it baby
I don't wanna live for ever
And don't forget the joker!
Pushing up the ante, I know you gotta see me
Read 'em and weep, the dead man's hand again


I don't recognize this one either. One thing I've noticed being on this thread, there are very few gambling songs that are widely known.



If you’re a metal guy, you should know this one. Hint under the spoiler tag.

The band was around for almost 40 years, until the lead singer died a few years ago. It’s their most famous song.
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December 11th, 2019 at 6:01:52 AM permalink
I'd say I'm a fan but not a fanatic (otherwise I would have known that Cinderella song earlier).

With your hint, however, I'm thinking "Ace of Spades" by Motorhead would be a fair bet.
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December 11th, 2019 at 6:43:54 AM permalink
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I'd say I'm a fan but not a fanatic (otherwise I would have known that Cinderella song earlier).

With your hint, however, I'm thinking "Ace of Spades" by Motorhead would be a fair bet.



DINGDINGDING! WINNER!

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December 11th, 2019 at 4:00:20 PM permalink
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DINGDINGDING! WINNER!


Woo Hoo!

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That is "Hell Bent For Leather" by Judas Priest...


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And now, from the category "Christmas", name that song...

One seems to hear
Words of good cheer
From everywhere
Filling the air.

Oh how they pound,
Raising the sound,
O'er hill and dale,
Telling their tale.
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December 11th, 2019 at 5:33:37 PM permalink
Here's another charming "Christmas" song:

You might hear some reindeer on your rooftop,
Or Jack Frost on your windowsill,
But if someone's climbing down your chimney,
You better load your gun and shoot to kill.


Dog Hand
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December 11th, 2019 at 6:42:23 PM permalink
Quote: DogHand

Here's another charming "Christmas" song:

You might hear some reindeer on your rooftop,
Or Jack Frost on your windowsill,
But if someone's climbing down your chimney,
You better load your gun and shoot to kill.


Dog Hand



Ooh ooh! I know!!!

”Christmas at Ground Zero” by ”Weird Al” Yankovic!


Finally, a song I know! All those years of listening to Dr. Demento finally has paid off!
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December 11th, 2019 at 10:14:06 PM permalink
Quote: smoothgrh

Quote: DogHand

Here's another charming "Christmas" song:

You might hear some reindeer on your rooftop,
Or Jack Frost on your windowsill,
But if someone's climbing down your chimney,
You better load your gun and shoot to kill.


Dog Hand



Ooh ooh! I know!!!

”Christmas at Ground Zero” by ”Weird Al” Yankovic!


Finally, a song I know! All those years of listening to Dr. Demento finally has paid off!



Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner!

Here's a stumper for the group: name a tune that rhymes "Pagliacci" and "Liberace". This pairing, as far as I know, occurs in only one song, but that song has been recorded numerous times spanning from the 1950's to the 2010's.

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December 12th, 2019 at 4:36:57 AM permalink
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And now, from the category "Christmas", name that song...

One seems to hear
Words of good cheer
From everywhere
Filling the air.

Oh how they pound,
Raising the sound,
O'er hill and dale,
Telling their tale.

Carol of the Bells


Back to "Gambling":

He deals the cards as a meditation
And those he plays never suspect
He doesn't play for the money he wins
He don't play for respect

He deals the cards to find the answer
The sacred geometry of chance
The hidden law of a probable outcome
The numbers lead a dance
"Dealer has 'rock'... Pay 'paper!'"
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December 12th, 2019 at 7:47:26 AM permalink
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Here's a stumper for the group: name a tune that rhymes "Pagliacci" and "Liberace". This pairing, as far as I know, occurs in only one song, but that song has been recorded numerous times spanning from the 1950's to the 2010's.

Dog Hand



I know this one too—but my memory cells are having access issues!!
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December 12th, 2019 at 7:49:22 AM permalink
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I know this one too—but my memory cells are having access issues!!



It took me two minutes, but I remember now. I’ll let someone else answer.
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December 12th, 2019 at 7:52:07 AM permalink
It does sound familiar. Based on the time range hint, I'll guess "Mambo Italiano" by Dean Martin.
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December 12th, 2019 at 10:37:51 AM permalink
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It does sound familiar. Based on the time range hint, I'll guess "Mambo Italiano" by Dean Martin.



Until the years were given as part of the clue, I was all in on “Do the Strand” by Roxy Music, which rhymes “Mona Lisa” with “Guernica”, and “La Goulue” with “Nijinsky”.
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December 12th, 2019 at 10:38:05 AM permalink
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Carol of the Bells


Ding! Ding! Winner!!

It doesn't feel like Christmas until I've heard this song...

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December 12th, 2019 at 10:45:06 AM permalink
This one should be easy, but who knows. The missing last line is the title.

Mom got drunk and Dad got drunk
At our Christmas party
We were drinkin' champagne punch and homemade eggnog
Little sister brought her new boyfriend
He was a Mexican
We didn't know what to think of him
Until he sang Feliz Navidad
Brother Ken brought his kids with him
The three from his first wife Lynn
And the two identical twins
From his second wife Mary Nell
Of course he brought his new wife, Kay
Who talks all about AA
Chain smokin' while the stereo plays
Noel, Noel, the First Noel
Carve the turkey, turn the ballgame on
Mix margaritas when the eggnog's gone
Send somebody to the Quik Pak store
We need some ice and some extension cords
A can of bean dip and some Diet right
A box of tampons and some Marlboro Lights
Hallelujah, everybody say cheese...
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December 12th, 2019 at 11:24:07 AM permalink
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Quote: DogHand

Here's another charming "Christmas" song:

You might hear some reindeer on your rooftop,
Or Jack Frost on your windowsill,
But if someone's climbing down your chimney,
You better load your gun and shoot to kill.


Dog Hand



Ooh ooh! I know!!!

”Christmas at Ground Zero” by ”Weird Al” Yankovic!


Finally, a song I know! All those years of listening to Dr. Demento finally has paid off!



Hehe... I was crafting an entry around “Shaving Cream”, but now I will pass, as a fan of Demento you’d definitely kick... shaaaaving cream! Be nice and clean...
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December 12th, 2019 at 11:29:42 AM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

Quote: smoothgrh

Quote: DogHand

Here's another charming "Christmas" song:

You might hear some reindeer on your rooftop,
Or Jack Frost on your windowsill,
But if someone's climbing down your chimney,
You better load your gun and shoot to kill.


Dog Hand



Ooh ooh! I know!!!

”Christmas at Ground Zero” by ”Weird Al” Yankovic!


Finally, a song I know! All those years of listening to Dr. Demento finally has paid off!



Hehe... I was crafting an entry around “Shaving Cream”, but now I will pass, as a fan of Demento you’d definitely kick... shaaaaving cream! Be nice and clean...



That, and “Davey’s Got a Dinghy”.
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December 12th, 2019 at 1:29:29 PM permalink
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Quote: Gialmere

Quote: DogHand

The Lady Is a Tramp


Ding! Ding! Correct!!

These days I also hate California. It's cold and it's damp.



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Still in play...

Quote: DogHand

Here's an oldie from the 50's:

Now Dooley had a feeling we were going to war
So he went out and enlisted in a fighting corps
But he landed in the brig for raising such a storm
When they tried to put him in a uniform


Dog Hand



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And from the category "Classic Rock", name that song...

Well now you step inside but you don't see too many faces
Coming in out of the rain they hear the jazz go down
Competition in other places
Uh but the horns they blowin' that sound
Way on down south
Way on down south
London town



Sultans of Swing?

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December 12th, 2019 at 2:27:15 PM permalink
Quote: Gialmere

It does sound familiar. Based on the time range hint, I'll guess "Mambo Italiano" by Dean Martin.



Quote: Mosca

Until the years were given as part of the clue, I was all in on “Do the Strand” by Roxy Music, which rhymes “Mona Lisa” with “Guernica”, and “La Goulue” with “Nijinsky”.



Neither of these is correct.

Quote: smoothgrh

It took me two minutes, but I remember now. I’ll let someone else answer.



smoothgrh,

Put 'em out of their misery ;-)

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December 12th, 2019 at 7:19:02 PM permalink
Hmm... I'm not sure what's in play.

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

Siam's gonna be the witness
To the ultimate test of cerebral fitness
This grips me more than would a
Muddy old river or reclining Buddha

And thank God I'm only watching the game controlling it

I don't see you guys rating
The kind of mate I'm contemplating
I'd let you watch, I would invite you
But the queens we use would not excite you

So you better go back to your bars, your temples
Your massage parlors
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December 12th, 2019 at 8:39:46 PM permalink
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Hmm... I'm not sure what's in play.

.............................................................

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

Siam's gonna be the witness
To the ultimate test of cerebral fitness
This grips me more than would a
Muddy old river or reclining Buddha

And thank God I'm only watching the game controlling it

I don't see you guys rating
The kind of mate I'm contemplating
I'd let you watch, I would invite you
But the queens we use would not excite you

So you better go back to your bars, your temples
Your massage parlors


One Night in Bangkok, from the musical Chess
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December 12th, 2019 at 8:49:25 PM permalink
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Neither of these is correct.



smoothgrh,

Put 'em out of their misery ;-)

Dog Hand



I was going to say it’s the song that plays when Marty McFly first enters Downtown Hill Valley in 1955, but that version of the song doesn’t include the rhyming words!
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December 12th, 2019 at 10:17:36 PM permalink
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One Night in Bangkok, from the musical Chess



Ding! Ding! Very good!!

As a chess player, I imagine the Wizard enjoyed this song in his youth. A surprise hit, this song was actually banned in Thailand since the lyrics "cause misunderstanding about Thai society and show disrespect towards Buddhism".


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Quote: DogHand

Here's another charming "Christmas" song:

You might hear some reindeer on your rooftop,
Or Jack Frost on your windowsill,
But if someone's climbing down your chimney,
You better load your gun and shoot to kill.


Dog Hand


Quote: Joeman

Back to "Gambling":

He deals the cards as a meditation
And those he plays never suspect
He doesn't play for the money he wins
He don't play for respect

He deals the cards to find the answer
The sacred geometry of chance
The hidden law of a probable outcome
The numbers lead a dance


Quote: Mosca

This one should be easy, but who knows. The missing last line is the title.

Mom got drunk and Dad got drunk
At our Christmas party
We were drinkin' champagne punch and homemade eggnog
Little sister brought her new boyfriend
He was a Mexican
We didn't know what to think of him
Until he sang Feliz Navidad
Brother Ken brought his kids with him
The three from his first wife Lynn
And the two identical twins
From his second wife Mary Nell
Of course he brought his new wife, Kay
Who talks all about AA
Chain smokin' while the stereo plays
Noel, Noel, the First Noel
Carve the turkey, turn the ballgame on
Mix margaritas when the eggnog's gone
Send somebody to the Quik Pak store
We need some ice and some extension cords
A can of bean dip and some Diet right
A box of tampons and some Marlboro Lights
Hallelujah, everybody say cheese...


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And now, in the category "Signature Tunes", name that song...

Lemonade stands everywhere
Crackerjack bands fill the air
And there you are
Happy landing on a chocolate bar

See the sugar bowl do the tootsie roll
With the big bad devil's food cake
If you eat too much, ooh-ooh
You'll awake with a tummy ache
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December 12th, 2019 at 11:35:22 PM permalink
Quote: Gialmere

Quote: ThatDonGuy

One Night in Bangkok, from the musical Chess



Ding! Ding! Very good!!

As a chess player, I imagine the Wizard enjoyed this song in his youth. A surprise hit, this song was actually banned in Thailand since the lyrics "cause misunderstanding about Thai society and show disrespect towards Buddhism".


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Quote: DogHand

Here's another charming "Christmas" song:

You might hear some reindeer on your rooftop,
Or Jack Frost on your windowsill,
But if someone's climbing down your chimney,
You better load your gun and shoot to kill.


Dog Hand


Quote: Joeman

Back to "Gambling":

He deals the cards as a meditation
And those he plays never suspect
He doesn't play for the money he wins
He don't play for respect

He deals the cards to find the answer
The sacred geometry of chance
The hidden law of a probable outcome
The numbers lead a dance


Quote: Mosca

This one should be easy, but who knows. The missing last line is the title.

Mom got drunk and Dad got drunk
At our Christmas party
We were drinkin' champagne punch and homemade eggnog
Little sister brought her new boyfriend
He was a Mexican
We didn't know what to think of him
Until he sang Feliz Navidad
Brother Ken brought his kids with him
The three from his first wife Lynn
And the two identical twins
From his second wife Mary Nell
Of course he brought his new wife, Kay
Who talks all about AA
Chain smokin' while the stereo plays
Noel, Noel, the First Noel
Carve the turkey, turn the ballgame on
Mix margaritas when the eggnog's gone
Send somebody to the Quik Pak store
We need some ice and some extension cords
A can of bean dip and some Diet right
A box of tampons and some Marlboro Lights
Hallelujah, everybody say cheese...


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And now, in the category "Signature Tunes", name that song...

Lemonade stands everywhere
Crackerjack bands fill the air
And there you are
Happy landing on a chocolate bar

See the sugar bowl do the tootsie roll
With the big bad devil's food cake
If you eat too much, ooh-ooh
You'll awake with a tummy ache



Signature tune is

Shirley Temple, Good Ship Lollypop. I’m old.
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December 13th, 2019 at 8:49:20 AM permalink
Quote: Gialmere

Quote: ThatDonGuy

One Night in Bangkok, from the musical Chess



Ding! Ding! Very good!!

As a chess player, I imagine the Wizard enjoyed this song in his youth. A surprise hit, this song was actually banned in Thailand since the lyrics "cause misunderstanding about Thai society and show disrespect towards Buddhism".



There are actually two (slightly) different versions of that song

...because there are two almost entirely different versions of the musical.

The original deals with a chess champion loosely based on Bobby Fischer playing a Soviet very loosely based on Anatoly Karpov. In Act One, the match is in Italy, which the American ends up losing. Act Two has the now-champion Soviet playing another Soviet, loosely based on Viktor Korchnoi, in Manila, which I assume is a reference to the first real Karpov-Korchnoi match being played in the Philippines. The American is a commentator of some sort in the second match, which is why the line "I'm only watching the game, controlling it" is there.

The second has the same Fischer and Karpov characters, but starts in Bangkok (so the "watching/controlling" line is missing; also, the first version had the lines:
Time flies - doesn't seem a minute
Since the Tyrolean spa had the chess boys in it
All change - don't you know that when you
Play at this level, there's no ordinary venue

but since Italy is no longer part of the musical, that line was changed as well), and the second half of the match is in Budapest, which the American wins - apparently, against the wishes of Tim Rice, as the lyrics in the American version's CD say that "some lyrics were changed" without his involvement.

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December 13th, 2019 at 3:27:15 PM permalink
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I was going to say it’s the song that plays when Marty McFly first enters Downtown Hill Valley in 1955, but that version of the song doesn’t include the rhyming words!



smoothgrh,

I suspect you are correct, so give us the title.

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December 13th, 2019 at 4:05:54 PM permalink
In the category "90's Gambling Rock"

"All my elevens and sevens been comin' up sixes and nines. But since I fell for you baby, been comin' on changin' times..."
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December 13th, 2019 at 7:45:39 PM permalink
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smoothgrh,

I suspect you are correct, so give us the title.

Dog Hand




"Mr. Sandman" was recorded in 1954 by both The Chordettes and The Four Aces—but the lyrics in the version by The Chordettes includes: "Give him a lonely heart like Pagliacci, and lots of wavy hair like Liberace."
(If only they knew.)

The Four Aces version was used in "Back to the Future," but of course doesn't use those lyrics coming from a 1955 male perspective.
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December 14th, 2019 at 5:28:57 AM permalink
Ding! Ding! We have a winner!

Here's the version with the Pagliacci/Liberace rhyme:



As I mentioned, this song has been recorded dozens of times. Bette Midler recorded the song for her 2014 album It's the Girls!


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December 14th, 2019 at 7:09:41 AM permalink
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Ding! Ding! We have a winner!

Here's the version with the Pagliacci/Liberace rhyme:



As I mentioned, this song has been recorded dozens of times. Bette Midler recorded the song for her 2014 album It's the Girls!


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I wonder which version was in the horror film classic, "Halloween" ?
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December 14th, 2019 at 10:19:33 AM permalink
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One Night in Bangkok, from the musical Chess



Ding! Ding! Very good!!

As a chess player, I imagine the Wizard enjoyed this song in his youth. A surprise hit, this song was actually banned in Thailand since the lyrics "cause misunderstanding about Thai society and show disrespect towards Buddhism".



There are actually two (slightly) different versions of that song

...because there are two almost entirely different versions of the musical.

The original deals with a chess champion loosely based on Bobby Fischer playing a Soviet very loosely based on Anatoly Karpov. In Act One, the match is in Italy, which the American ends up losing. Act Two has the now-champion Soviet playing another Soviet, loosely based on Viktor Korchnoi, in Manila, which I assume is a reference to the first real Karpov-Korchnoi match being played in the Philippines. The American is a commentator of some sort in the second match, which is why the line "I'm only watching the game, controlling it" is there.

The second has the same Fischer and Karpov characters, but starts in Bangkok (so the "watching/controlling" line is missing; also, the first version had the lines:
Time flies - doesn't seem a minute
Since the Tyrolean spa had the chess boys in it
All change - don't you know that when you
Play at this level, there's no ordinary venue

but since Italy is no longer part of the musical, that line was changed as well), and the second half of the match is in Budapest, which the American wins - apparently, against the wishes of Tim Rice, as the lyrics in the American version's CD say that "some lyrics were changed" without his involvement.


Yes. I was going to categorize it as "Theatrical Pop" but saw that it was originally a concept album that then got turned into a musical. If, like me, you're only familiar with the song from its single and music video, the lyrics are somewhat confusing in places since they reference events from Act I of the play (original version) and the piece is sung in Act II.
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December 14th, 2019 at 10:38:24 AM permalink
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Signature tune is

Shirley Temple, Good Ship Lollypop. I’m old.



Ding! Ding! Winner!!

Very good. That is indeed Shirley Temple's signature song from the 1934 film "Bright Eyes". Note that in its original context, the "ship" she sings about is actually an airplane.


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Quote: DogHand

Here's another charming "Christmas" song:

You might hear some reindeer on your rooftop,
Or Jack Frost on your windowsill,
But if someone's climbing down your chimney,
You better load your gun and shoot to kill.


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Quote: Joeman

Back to "Gambling":

He deals the cards as a meditation
And those he plays never suspect
He doesn't play for the money he wins
He don't play for respect

He deals the cards to find the answer
The sacred geometry of chance
The hidden law of a probable outcome
The numbers lead a dance


Quote: Mosca

This one should be easy, but who knows. The missing last line is the title.

Mom got drunk and Dad got drunk
At our Christmas party
We were drinkin' champagne punch and homemade eggnog
Little sister brought her new boyfriend
He was a Mexican
We didn't know what to think of him
Until he sang Feliz Navidad
Brother Ken brought his kids with him
The three from his first wife Lynn
And the two identical twins
From his second wife Mary Nell
Of course he brought his new wife, Kay
Who talks all about AA
Chain smokin' while the stereo plays
Noel, Noel, the First Noel
Carve the turkey, turn the ballgame on
Mix margaritas when the eggnog's gone
Send somebody to the Quik Pak store
We need some ice and some extension cords
A can of bean dip and some Diet right
A box of tampons and some Marlboro Lights
Hallelujah, everybody say cheese...


Quote: Ayecarumba

In the category "90's Gambling Rock"

"All my elevens and sevens been comin' up sixes and nines. But since I fell for you baby, been comin' on changin' times..."


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And now, in the category "Unlikely #1's", name that song...

You know I love the ladies
Love to have my fun
I'm a high life flyer and a rainbow rider
A straight shootin' son-of-a-gun
I said a straight shootin' son-of-a-gun
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December 14th, 2019 at 11:46:37 AM permalink
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Quote: Mosca

Signature tune is

Shirley Temple, Good Ship Lollypop. I’m old.



Ding! Ding! Winner!!

Very good. That is indeed Shirley Temple's signature song from the 1934 film "Bright Eyes". Note that in its original context, the "ship" she sings about is actually an airplane.


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Quote: DogHand

Here's another charming "Christmas" song:

You might hear some reindeer on your rooftop,
Or Jack Frost on your windowsill,
But if someone's climbing down your chimney,
You better load your gun and shoot to kill.


Dog Hand


Quote: Joeman

Back to "Gambling":

He deals the cards as a meditation
And those he plays never suspect
He doesn't play for the money he wins
He don't play for respect

He deals the cards to find the answer
The sacred geometry of chance
The hidden law of a probable outcome
The numbers lead a dance


Quote: Mosca

This one should be easy, but who knows. The missing last line is the title.

Mom got drunk and Dad got drunk
At our Christmas party
We were drinkin' champagne punch and homemade eggnog
Little sister brought her new boyfriend
He was a Mexican
We didn't know what to think of him
Until he sang Feliz Navidad
Brother Ken brought his kids with him
The three from his first wife Lynn
And the two identical twins
From his second wife Mary Nell
Of course he brought his new wife, Kay
Who talks all about AA
Chain smokin' while the stereo plays
Noel, Noel, the First Noel
Carve the turkey, turn the ballgame on
Mix margaritas when the eggnog's gone
Send somebody to the Quik Pak store
We need some ice and some extension cords
A can of bean dip and some Diet right
A box of tampons and some Marlboro Lights
Hallelujah, everybody say cheese...


[Spoiler=Gambling song #2][/spoiler]
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And now, in the category "Unlikely #1's", name that song...

You know I love the ladies
Love to have my fun
I'm a high life flyer and a rainbow rider
A straight shootin' son-of-a-gun
I said a straight shootin' son-of-a-gun



Easy.

Joy to the World. Written by Hoyt Axton, big hit for Three Dog Night.
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December 14th, 2019 at 1:33:28 PM permalink
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Easy.

Joy to the World. Written by Hoyt Axton, big hit for Three Dog Night.



Ding! Ding! Correct!!

A big hit and an unlikely one. When first presented the song the band dismissed it as a silly children's tune. Only one member thought it would be fun to do. It ended up getting recorded since they were a song short for the album they were working on and there was zero thought of releasing it as a single. And that was that ... except ... A radio station in Seattle began to use it as incidental background music. This led to calls asking for the entire song to be played. It then became the most requested song in the city, spread across the country and ended up the #1 song in the US for six weeks. Who'd a thunk it when you consider the bizarre opening line was a throwaway/placeholder lyric that never got changed? As a side note, this is one of the few Three Dog Night songs where all seven members of the band sing together (in the famous chorus).


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Quote: DogHand

Here's another charming "Christmas" song:

You might hear some reindeer on your rooftop,
Or Jack Frost on your windowsill,
But if someone's climbing down your chimney,
You better load your gun and shoot to kill.


Dog Hand


Quote: Joeman

Back to "Gambling":

He deals the cards as a meditation
And those he plays never suspect
He doesn't play for the money he wins
He don't play for respect

He deals the cards to find the answer
The sacred geometry of chance
The hidden law of a probable outcome
The numbers lead a dance


Quote: Mosca

This one should be easy, but who knows. The missing last line is the title.

Mom got drunk and Dad got drunk
At our Christmas party
We were drinkin' champagne punch and homemade eggnog
Little sister brought her new boyfriend
He was a Mexican
We didn't know what to think of him
Until he sang Feliz Navidad
Brother Ken brought his kids with him
The three from his first wife Lynn
And the two identical twins
From his second wife Mary Nell
Of course he brought his new wife, Kay
Who talks all about AA
Chain smokin' while the stereo plays
Noel, Noel, the First Noel
Carve the turkey, turn the ballgame on
Mix margaritas when the eggnog's gone
Send somebody to the Quik Pak store
We need some ice and some extension cords
A can of bean dip and some Diet right
A box of tampons and some Marlboro Lights
Hallelujah, everybody say cheese...


Quote: Ayecarumba

In the category "90's Gambling Rock"

"All my elevens and sevens been comin' up sixes and nines. But since I fell for you baby, been comin' on changin' times..."


-------------------------------------

And now, in the category "50's Rock and Roll", name that song...

Just finish cleanin' up your room
Let's see that dust fly with that broom
Get all that garbage out of sight
Or you don't go out Friday night

Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.
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Just finish cleanin' up your room
Let's see that dust fly with that broom
Get all that garbage out of sight
Or you don't go out Friday night



And now I'm thinking of The Great Outdoors with John Candy
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December 14th, 2019 at 2:43:28 PM permalink
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And now I'm thinking of The Great Outdoors with John Candy



Ding! Ding! Ding!!!

LOL! Now there's an oblique way to the answer. "Yakity Yak" by The Coasters is a song that definitely knows who its target demo of record buyers is.



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Quote: Joeman

Back to "Gambling":

He deals the cards as a meditation
And those he plays never suspect
He doesn't play for the money he wins
He don't play for respect

He deals the cards to find the answer
The sacred geometry of chance
The hidden law of a probable outcome
The numbers lead a dance


Quote: Mosca

This one should be easy, but who knows. The missing last line is the title.

Mom got drunk and Dad got drunk
At our Christmas party
We were drinkin' champagne punch and homemade eggnog
Little sister brought her new boyfriend
He was a Mexican
We didn't know what to think of him
Until he sang Feliz Navidad
Brother Ken brought his kids with him
The three from his first wife Lynn
And the two identical twins
From his second wife Mary Nell
Of course he brought his new wife, Kay
Who talks all about AA
Chain smokin' while the stereo plays
Noel, Noel, the First Noel
Carve the turkey, turn the ballgame on
Mix margaritas when the eggnog's gone
Send somebody to the Quik Pak store
We need some ice and some extension cords
A can of bean dip and some Diet right
A box of tampons and some Marlboro Lights
Hallelujah, everybody say cheese...


Quote: Ayecarumba

In the category "90's Gambling Rock"

"All my elevens and sevens been comin' up sixes and nines. But since I fell for you baby, been comin' on changin' times..."


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And now, in the category "Modern Art Pop", name that song...

But every song's like gold teeth, Grey Goose, trippin' in the bathroom
Bloodstains, ball gowns, trashin' the hotel room
We don't care, we're driving Cadillacs in our dreams
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December 14th, 2019 at 7:08:27 PM permalink
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Quote: Face

And now I'm thinking of The Great Outdoors with John Candy



Ding! Ding! Ding!!!

LOL! Now there's an oblique way to the answer. "Yakity Yak" by The Coasters is a song that definitely knows who its target demo of record buyers is.



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Still in play...

Quote: Joeman

Back to "Gambling":

He deals the cards as a meditation
And those he plays never suspect
He doesn't play for the money he wins
He don't play for respect

He deals the cards to find the answer
The sacred geometry of chance
The hidden law of a probable outcome
The numbers lead a dance


Quote: Mosca

This one should be easy, but who knows. The missing last line is the title.

Mom got drunk and Dad got drunk
At our Christmas party
We were drinkin' champagne punch and homemade eggnog
Little sister brought her new boyfriend
He was a Mexican
We didn't know what to think of him
Until he sang Feliz Navidad
Brother Ken brought his kids with him
The three from his first wife Lynn
And the two identical twins
From his second wife Mary Nell
Of course he brought his new wife, Kay
Who talks all about AA
Chain smokin' while the stereo plays
Noel, Noel, the First Noel
Carve the turkey, turn the ballgame on
Mix margaritas when the eggnog's gone
Send somebody to the Quik Pak store
We need some ice and some extension cords
A can of bean dip and some Diet right
A box of tampons and some Marlboro Lights
Hallelujah, everybody say cheese...


[Spoiler=Gambling song #2][/spoiler]
-------------------------------------

And now, in the category "Modern Art Pop", name that song...

But every song's like gold teeth, Grey Goose, trippin' in the bathroom
Bloodstains, ball gowns, trashin' the hotel room
We don't care, we're driving Cadillacs in our dreams



That’s “Royals”
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December 15th, 2019 at 9:33:43 AM permalink
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That’s “Royals”


Ding! Ding! Correct!!

You might recall that this song was (jokingly) banned by radio stations in San Francisco during the 2014 World Series between the Giants and the Royals.


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Quote: Joeman

Back to "Gambling":

He deals the cards as a meditation
And those he plays never suspect
He doesn't play for the money he wins
He don't play for respect

He deals the cards to find the answer
The sacred geometry of chance
The hidden law of a probable outcome
The numbers lead a dance


Quote: Mosca

This one should be easy, but who knows. The missing last line is the title.

Mom got drunk and Dad got drunk
At our Christmas party
We were drinkin' champagne punch and homemade eggnog
Little sister brought her new boyfriend
He was a Mexican
We didn't know what to think of him
Until he sang Feliz Navidad
Brother Ken brought his kids with him
The three from his first wife Lynn
And the two identical twins
From his second wife Mary Nell
Of course he brought his new wife, Kay
Who talks all about AA
Chain smokin' while the stereo plays
Noel, Noel, the First Noel
Carve the turkey, turn the ballgame on
Mix margaritas when the eggnog's gone
Send somebody to the Quik Pak store
We need some ice and some extension cords
A can of bean dip and some Diet right
A box of tampons and some Marlboro Lights
Hallelujah, everybody say cheese...


Quote: Ayecarumba

In the category "90's Gambling Rock"

"All my elevens and sevens been comin' up sixes and nines. But since I fell for you baby, been comin' on changin' times..."


-------------------------------------

And now, in the category "Muder Ballad", name that song...

Now on the sidewalk, sunny morning
Lies a body just oozin' life, eek
And someone's sneakin' 'round the corner
Could that someone be...
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December 15th, 2019 at 10:39:17 AM permalink
Quote: Gialmere

Quote: Moscra

That’s “Royals”


Ding! Ding! Correct!!

You might recall that this song was (jokingly) banned by radio stations in San Francisco during the 2014 World Series between the Giants and the Royals.


-------------------------------------

Still in play...

Quote: Joeman

Back to "Gambling":

He deals the cards as a meditation
And those he plays never suspect
He doesn't play for the money he wins
He don't play for respect

He deals the cards to find the answer
The sacred geometry of chance
The hidden law of a probable outcome
The numbers lead a dance


Quote: Mosca

This one should be easy, but who knows. The missing last line is the title.

Mom got drunk and Dad got drunk
At our Christmas party
We were drinkin' champagne punch and homemade eggnog
Little sister brought her new boyfriend
He was a Mexican
We didn't know what to think of him
Until he sang Feliz Navidad
Brother Ken brought his kids with him
The three from his first wife Lynn
And the two identical twins
From his second wife Mary Nell
Of course he brought his new wife, Kay
Who talks all about AA
Chain smokin' while the stereo plays
Noel, Noel, the First Noel
Carve the turkey, turn the ballgame on
Mix margaritas when the eggnog's gone
Send somebody to the Quik Pak store
We need some ice and some extension cords
A can of bean dip and some Diet right
A box of tampons and some Marlboro Lights
Hallelujah, everybody say cheese...


[Spoiler=Gambling song #2][/spoiler]
-------------------------------------

And now, in the category "Muder Ballad", name that song...

Now on the sidewalk, sunny morning
Lies a body just oozin' life, eek
And someone's sneakin' 'round the corner
Could that someone be...



I’m going to let someone else answer. But I can see the sharkskin suit and the fingers snapping, in my mind’s eye.
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