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

Eurus
Afer Ventus

So the world goes round and round
With all you ever knew
They say the sky high above
Is...


The songs of this Irish singer are often classified as "Celtic" or "New Age" although she herself does not agree with such assessments.

If every man says all he can
If every man is true
Do I believe the sky above
Is..............................?


Buuuuzzzzzzzzzzzzz!

Well, I see there are no Enya fans here. The song is "Caribbean Blue" off her 1991 album Shepherd Moons. You've probably heard it and/or remember the video utilizing imagery based on the paintings of Maxfield Parrish


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And now, in the category Multi Decade Charting, name that song...

Have you seen the well to do
Up and down Park Avenue
On that famous thorough fare
With their noses in the air
High hats and narrow collars
White spats and lots of dollars
Spending every dime
For a wonderful time



They are “Puttin’ on the Ritz”.
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May 29th, 2020 at 9:42:05 AM permalink
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And now, in the category Multi Decade Charting, name that song...

Have you seen the well to do
Up and down Park Avenue
On that famous thorough fare
With their noses in the air
High hats and narrow collars
White spats and lots of dollars
Spending every dime
For a wonderful time



I believe that is...

"Puttin' on the Ritz"


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May 30th, 2020 at 4:06:15 PM permalink
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They are “Puttin’ on the Ritz”.


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I believe that is...

"Puttin' on the Ritz"


Dog Hand


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Released in 1929, this Irving Berlin classic would end up with 2 sets of lyrics. The original words referred to the (then) fad of Harlemites dressing up in flashy clothes to parade up and down Lenox Ave. The most famous of these versions was probably by Harry Richman for the musical film "Puttin' On The Ritz"...



Fred Astaire, who's most associated with the song, also recorded a version in 1930. In 1946, Astaire was appearing in the film "Blue Skies" so Irving Berlin decided to rewrite the lyrics to fit both the plot and the dancer's top hat and tails trademark look. He moved the scene of the action to the high society of Park Ave. These lyrics would become the standard...



Of course, baby boomers will forever associate the song with this famous scene in the Mel Brooks' 1974 film "Young Frankenstein"...



In the MTV 80s Danish artist Taco would chart big with this synth-pop version. Note that the video isn't often seen anymore due to some dancers performing in blackface...


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

It's nine o'clock on a Saturday
The regular crowd shuffles in
There's an old man sitting next to me
Makin' love to his tonic and gin
Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.
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He says, 'Son, can you play me a memory,
I'm not really sure how it goes;
But it's sad and it's sweet, and I knew it complete,
When I wore a younger man's clothes.'

Piano Man, Billy Joel
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May 31st, 2020 at 9:14:16 PM permalink
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He says, 'Son, can you play me a memory,
I'm not really sure how it goes;
But it's sad and it's sweet, and I knew it complete,
When I wore a younger man's clothes.'

Piano Man, Billy Joel


Winner! Winner! Singing Chicken Dinner!!

This aptly titled Billy Joel signature tune was autobiographical. Joel had spent some time playing in an LA piano bar. All the characters described in the song are based on real people.


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

The phone rings in the middle of the night
My father yells, "What you gonna do with your life?"
Oh daddy dear, you know you're still number one
But...
Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.
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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
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June 1st, 2020 at 8:16:02 PM permalink
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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun



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Written in 1979, this would become Cyndi Lauper's first single in 1983. It would also be a breakthrough, worldwide hit. Originally the song was told from a male point of view. With Lauper, the song would become a sort of feminist anthem conveying that all women really want is to have the same experiences that men can. [Look for a Beldar Conehead cameo in the video.]


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And now. in the category Psychedelic Rock, name that song...

When logic and proportion have fallen sloppy dead
And the White Knight is talking backwards
And the Red Queen's off with her head
Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.
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June 1st, 2020 at 8:22:38 PM permalink
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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun



Winner! Winner! Fortunate Chicken Dinner!!

Written in 1979, this would become Cyndi Lauper's first single in 1983. It would also be a breakthrough, worldwide hit. Originally the song was told from a male point of view. With Lauper, the song would become a sort of feminist anthem conveying that all women really want is to have the same experiences that men can. [Look for a Beldar Conehead cameo in the video.]


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And now. in the category Psychedelic Rock, name that song...

When logic and proportion have fallen sloppy dead
And the White Knight is talking backwards
And the Red Queen's off with her head



These are too easy.

I see your hair is burning
Hills are filled with fire
If they say I never loved you
You know they are a liar
Driving down your freeways
Midnight alleys roam
Cops in cars, the topless bars
Never saw a woman so alone
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June 1st, 2020 at 8:30:39 PM permalink
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These are too easy.


Are you saying your mojo's rising? Rising, rising?
Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.
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June 1st, 2020 at 11:57:35 PM permalink
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Are you saying your mojo's rising? Rising, rising?



Fun fact: “Mr Mojo risin’“ is an anagram of “Jim Morrison”. You can look it up.
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