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December 20th, 2019 at 7:45:12 PM permalink
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Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas. The line was replaced by "Hang a shining star upon the highest bough."


Ding! Ding! Very good!!

If you haven't seen the film "Meet Me In St Louis", this song was actually written for a sad scene trying to capture all the uncertainty hanging over the story's family. The first draft of the song began...

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
It may be your last
Next year we may all be living in the past...


Judy Garland refused to sing such dark lyrics to a young child and the song was rewritten but the "muddle through" line was kept and fits the plot. Surprisingly, although he recorded several holiday albums, Sinatra never clicked with a song the way, say, Bing Crosby did with "White Christmas". He came close with this one but most people would say that Garland owns the song.





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Staying in the category of "Christmas", name that song...

Released in 1949, this Christmas song was based on a children's giveaway story booklet written for the Montgomery Ward department store in Christmas 1939.



That was a “Jeopardy!” Clue last week.
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December 21st, 2019 at 12:01:18 PM permalink
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Staying in the category of "Christmas", name that song...

Released in 1949, this Christmas song was based on a children's giveaway story booklet written for the Montgomery Ward department store in Christmas 1939.

The songwriter also wrote such Christmas songs as "A Holly Jolly Christmas" and "Silver and Gold".



I had a feeling before I read the hint, which pretty much confirmed it:


Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer



And I don't think I got more than one response to this one:
Quote: ThatDonGuy

Here's one from me, in the category Classical
Most people in the USA don't realize that it has lyrics; I left out the first line, as that's its title in Great Britain

Mother of the free
How shall we extol thee
Who are born of thee?
Wider still and wider
Shall thy bounds be set
God who made thee mighty
Make thee mightier yet



In Great Britain, it's usually called Land of Hope and Glory, but in the USA, it's almost always called Pomp & Circumstance;
in fact, it's the main theme of the first of five Pomp & Circumstance marches

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December 21st, 2019 at 3:56:50 PM permalink
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I had a feeling before I read the hint, which pretty much confirmed it:

Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer


Ding! Ding! Correct!!

Robert L. May wrote the story and his brother-in-law Johnny Marks would write the song version ten years later. Other notable Marks Christmas tunes include "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" and "Run Rudolph Run" (which would become a Chuck Berry staple). The definitive version of Rudolph would have to be the original Gene Autry version which hit #1 on the U.S. charts the week of Christmas 1949.


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

First sung by Esther Williams and Ricardo Montalban in the 1949 film "Neptune's Daughter", this non-Christmas holiday song generated controversy this year when a new version with altered lyrics was released by John Legend and Kelly Clarkson.
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December 22nd, 2019 at 9:38:46 AM permalink
The two parts of the duet are named "Wolf" and "Mouse".
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December 23rd, 2019 at 12:51:30 PM permalink
I know it, I just want to let someone else answer.

Baby It’s Cold Outside
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December 23rd, 2019 at 1:06:32 PM permalink
Here's one:

It's hard, but when you're having fun
There's a world outside your window
And it's a world of dread and fear
Where the only water flowing is the bitter sting of tears
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December 23rd, 2019 at 10:49:46 PM permalink
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Baby It’s Cold Outside


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"Baby It’s Cold Outside" would win the Oscar for best film song of 1949. It's another non-Christmas tune that somehow became part of the holidays and also another song that's hard to discuss without entering the land of politics. What I will say is that in its original film context it was performed twice. The first time is with Ricardo Montalban (in his Latin lover days) singing the "wolf" part while trying to romance Esther Williams. The second time is with Betty Garrett singing the "wolf" part while trying to romance Red Skelton. This video shows both...


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Here's one:

It's hard, but when you're having fun
There's a world outside your window
And it's a world of dread and fear
Where the only water flowing is the bitter sting of tears


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Still in the category "Holiday Tunes", name that song...

On a blazing hot summer day Mel Tormé, while visiting his songwriting partner Robert Wells, found a notepad on the piano with various winter images written on it. (Wells was writing them to think cool thoughts trying to beat the heat.) Forty minutes later this holiday classic was born.
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December 23rd, 2019 at 11:11:34 PM permalink
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Baby It’s Cold Outside


Ding! Ding! Winner!!

"Baby It’s Cold Outside" would win the Oscar for best film song of 1949. It's another non-Christmas tune that somehow became part of the holidays and also another song that's hard to discuss without entering the land of politics. What I will say is that in its original film context it was performed twice. The first time is with Ricardo Montalban (in his Latin lover days) singing the "wolf" part while trying to romance Esther Williams. The second time is with Betty Garrett singing the "wolf" part while trying to romance Red Skelton. This video shows both...


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Quote: Ayecarumba

Here's one:

It's hard, but when you're having fun
There's a world outside your window
And it's a world of dread and fear
Where the only water flowing is the bitter sting of tears


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Still in the category "Holiday Tunes", name that song...

On a blazing hot summer day Mel Tormé, while visiting his songwriting partner Robert Wells, found a notepad on the piano with various winter images written on it. (Wells was writing them to think cool thoughts trying to beat the heat.) Forty minutes later this holiday classic was born.



No idea about Aye's lyric. For Gialmere..



The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
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December 23rd, 2019 at 11:39:30 PM permalink
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Here's one:

It's hard, but when you're having fun
There's a world outside your window
And it's a world of dread and fear
Where the only water flowing is the bitter sting of tears



The composer would later say, "I am responsible for two of the worst songs in history. ***redacted*** Any day soon, I will go to the supermarket, head to the meat counter, and it will be playing. Every f***ing Christmas."
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December 24th, 2019 at 7:33:14 AM permalink
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Here's one:

It's hard, but when you're having fun
There's a world outside your window
And it's a world of dread and fear
Where the only water flowing is the bitter sting of tears



The composer would later say, "I am responsible for two of the worst songs in history. ***redacted*** Any day soon, I will go to the supermarket, head to the meat counter, and it will be playing. Every f***ing Christmas."



I didn’t know it, so I looked it up. I think that’s hilarious! (And accurate!)
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December 24th, 2019 at 11:39:56 AM permalink
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Here's one:

It's hard, but when you're having fun
There's a world outside your window
And it's a world of dread and fear
Where the only water flowing is the bitter sting of tears



The composer would later say, "I am responsible for two of the worst songs in history. ***redacted*** Any day soon, I will go to the supermarket, head to the meat counter, and it will be playing. Every f***ing Christmas."



I didn’t know it, so I looked it up. I think that’s hilarious! (And accurate!)



Same. So I stayed off it, but the author is just amazingly humble. And correct. The song Is awful.
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December 24th, 2019 at 7:04:40 PM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

Here's one:

It's hard, but when you're having fun
There's a world outside your window
And it's a world of dread and fear
Where the only water flowing is the bitter sting of tears



Do They Know It's Christmas Time
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December 25th, 2019 at 12:09:16 AM permalink
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Quote: Ayecarumba

Here's one:

It's hard, but when you're having fun
There's a world outside your window
And it's a world of dread and fear
Where the only water flowing is the bitter sting of tears



Do They Know It's Christmas Time



Ding, Ding, Ding! Yes!
In November of 1984, “Do They Know It’s Christmas” was recorded in a 24 hour straight session, with many different members of “Band Aid” singing lead and backing vocals, then composer/producer Bob Geldolf chose the best performances for the final mix.



It has been redone and covered several times since. My favorite cover was as the coda in the movie “Daddy’s Home 2” which is only memorable because of Mel Gibson’s voice... Merry Christmas everyone!

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December 25th, 2019 at 6:02:44 AM permalink
Here’s one to start the holiday off.

All together now, God made man!
But he used the monkey to do it
Apes in the plan
We're all here to prove it
I can walk like an ape, talk like an ape, I can do what monkey do
God made man
But a monkey supplied the glue
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December 26th, 2019 at 8:03:11 AM permalink
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The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)


Ding! Ding! Winner!!

According to Tormé, the words Wells had written on the pad to keep cool were 'Chestnuts roasting..., Jack Frost nipping..., Yuletide carols..., Folks dressed up like Eskimos.' His muse must have shifted into overdrive as he and Wells quickly whipped out a holiday masterpiece. They wanted Nat King Cole to sing it and Cole ended up recording it four times. The 1961 version (in stereo with a full orchestra) is considered definitive.


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Here’s one to start the holiday off.

All together now, God made man!
But he used the monkey to do it
Apes in the plan
We're all here to prove it
I can walk like an ape, talk like an ape, I can do what monkey do
God made man
But a monkey supplied the glue


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SoCal joke...
Q: What do you open the day after Christmas?
A: Santa Anita.

And now, in the category "Ponies", name that song...

I'm pickin' Valentine
Cause on the morning line
A guy has got him figured at five to nine
Has chance
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December 26th, 2019 at 8:26:18 AM permalink
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The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)


Ding! Ding! Winner!!

According to Tormé, the words Wells had written on the pad to keep cool were 'Chestnuts roasting..., Jack Frost nipping..., Yuletide carols..., Folks dressed up like Eskimos.' His muse must have shifted into overdrive as he and Wells quickly whipped out a holiday masterpiece. They wanted Nat King Cole to sing it and Cole ended up recording it four times. The 1961 version (in stereo with a full orchestra) is considered definitive.


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Quote: Mosca

Here’s one to start the holiday off.

All together now, God made man!
But he used the monkey to do it
Apes in the plan
We're all here to prove it
I can walk like an ape, talk like an ape, I can do what monkey do
God made man
But a monkey supplied the glue


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SoCal joke...
Q: What do you open the day after Christmas?
A: Santa Anita.

And now, in the category "Ponies", name that song...

I'm pickin' Valentine
Cause on the morning line
A guy has got him figured at five to nine
Has chance



Don’t know the name of it, but it’s from Guys and Dolls.
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December 26th, 2019 at 8:52:36 AM permalink
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Quote: beachbumbabs

The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)


Ding! Ding! Winner!!

According to Tormé, the words Wells had written on the pad to keep cool were 'Chestnuts roasting..., Jack Frost nipping..., Yuletide carols..., Folks dressed up like Eskimos.' His muse must have shifted into overdrive as he and Wells quickly whipped out a holiday masterpiece. They wanted Nat King Cole to sing it and Cole ended up recording it four times. The 1961 version (in stereo with a full orchestra) is considered definitive.


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Quote: Mosca

Here’s one to start the holiday off.

All together now, God made man!
But he used the monkey to do it
Apes in the plan
We're all here to prove it
I can walk like an ape, talk like an ape, I can do what monkey do
God made man
But a monkey supplied the glue


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SoCal joke...
Q: What do you open the day after Christmas?
A: Santa Anita.

And now, in the category "Ponies", name that song...

I'm pickin' Valentine
Cause on the morning line
A guy has got him figured at five to nine
Has chance




For Paul Revere, I'll bite
I hear his foot's all right
Of course, it all depends if it rains last night
Likes mud...likes mud
This X means the horse likes mud


The song's actual title is Fugue for Tinhorns, from Guys & Dolls.
True story: in 1976 and 1977, the TV game show Name That Tune offered champions the chance to win $100,000 if they could name a "mystery tune" played on a piano for 20 seconds. Usually, they were songs that you have heard hundreds of times before, but never knew their titles. This was one of the songs; the contestant incorrectly guessed, "Can Do," which is what I thought the title was as well.

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December 26th, 2019 at 9:03:05 AM permalink
I was on a boat today and heard this song play. Haven’t been following this thread so sorry if my posting is against thread etiquette.
I’m not sorry
Or if this song was posted already.
Sorry, not sorry.


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December 26th, 2019 at 9:19:29 AM permalink
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For Paul Revere, I'll bite
I hear his foot's all right
Of course, it all depends if it rains last night
Likes mud...likes mud
This X means the horse likes mud


The song's actual title is Fugue for Tinhorns, from Guys & Dolls.
True story: in 1976 and 1977, the TV game show Name That Tune offered champions the chance to win $100,000 if they could name a "mystery tune" played on a piano for 20 seconds. Usually, they were songs that you have heard hundreds of times before, but never knew their titles. This was one of the songs; the contestant incorrectly guessed, "Can Do," which is what I thought the title was as well.



Ding! Ding! ThatDonGuyAndDoll can name that tune in six notes!!

The cleverly named "Fugue for Tinhorns" has nothing to do with the play's/film's plot but does a nice job of introducing the audience to world of "Guys and Dolls".


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And now, in the category "January 1st", name that song...

And so we're told this is the golden age
And gold is the reason for the wars we wage
Though I want to be with you, be with you
Night and day
Nothing changes
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December 26th, 2019 at 10:47:00 AM permalink
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And now, in the category "January 1st", name that song...

And so we're told this is the golden age
And gold is the reason for the wars we wage
Though I want to be with you, be with you
Night and day
Nothing changes


New Year's Day by U2
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December 26th, 2019 at 12:11:37 PM permalink
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New Year's Day by U2


Joeman under a blood red sky = Winner!!

This song was the band's first big hit.


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And now, in the category "American Civil War", name that song...

This popular marching tune sings of an object that "lies a-moldering in the grave".
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December 26th, 2019 at 1:04:10 PM permalink
Welcome to the game, unJon!
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I was on a boat today and heard this song play. Haven’t been following this thread so sorry if my posting is against thread etiquette.

I’m not sorry

Nope, as the original part of the thread was almost 10 years old, I don't think the OP would mind much! Gialmere revived it a few months ago. He seems to keep things in order around here, but AFAIK, anybody can post a song.

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Or if this song was posted already.

Sorry, not sorry.

Nope.

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Everybody wants a thrill.
Paying anything to roll the dice just one more time.

I'd try to answer this one, but since I already answered another one today, I'll leave this one for someone else.
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December 26th, 2019 at 1:13:04 PM permalink
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And now, in the category "American Civil War", name that song...

This popular marching tune sings of an object that "lies a-moldering in the grave".



John Brown's Body - the music from which was "borrowed" for The Battle Hymn of the Republic

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December 26th, 2019 at 3:39:38 PM permalink
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Here’s one to start the holiday off.

All together now, God made man!
But he used the monkey to do it
Apes in the plan
We're all here to prove it
I can walk like an ape, talk like an ape, I can do what monkey do
God made man
But a monkey supplied the glue



Okay, here’s a hint.

They are not men.
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December 26th, 2019 at 5:59:20 PM permalink
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Quote: Mosca

Here’s one to start the holiday off.

All together now, God made man!
But he used the monkey to do it
Apes in the plan
We're all here to prove it
I can walk like an ape, talk like an ape, I can do what monkey do
God made man
But a monkey supplied the glue



Okay, here’s a hint.

They are not men.



Ooh. Is this
King Louie's song ("Walk like you?") from Disney's The Jungle Book?
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December 26th, 2019 at 7:43:09 PM permalink
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Quote: Mosca

Here’s one to start the holiday off.

All together now, God made man!
But he used the monkey to do it
Apes in the plan
We're all here to prove it
I can walk like an ape, talk like an ape, I can do what monkey do
God made man
But a monkey supplied the glue



Okay, here’s a hint.

They are not men.



Ooh. Is this
King Louie's song ("Walk like you?") from Disney's The Jungle Book?



Nope. Think new wave.
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December 26th, 2019 at 9:17:45 PM permalink
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John Brown's Body - the music from which was "borrowed" for The Battle Hymn of the Republic.


Glory Glory Hallewinner!!

Yes, abolitionist John Brown whose raid on Harpers Ferry was defeated by US forces commanded (oddly enough) by Colonel Robert E. Lee. The song lyrics were considered crude prompting a friend of poet Julia Ward Howe to suggest she write some good words to the stirring music. The result (as mentioned) was "The Battle Hymn of the Republic".


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Here’s one to start the holiday off.

All together now, God made man!
But he used the monkey to do it
Apes in the plan
We're all here to prove it
I can walk like an ape, talk like an ape, I can do what monkey do
God made man
But a monkey supplied the glue


Okay, here’s a hint.

They are not men.


From the hint it's obviously DEVO although I don't know this particuler song.
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And now, in the category "Big Band", name that song...

You leave the Pennsylvania station 'bout a quarter to four
Read a magazine and then you're in Baltimore
Dinner in the diner, nothing could be finer
Then to have your ham and eggs in Carolina
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December 27th, 2019 at 4:39:26 AM permalink
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Quote: ThatDonGuy


John Brown's Body - the music from which was "borrowed" for The Battle Hymn of the Republic.


Glory Glory Hallewinner!!

Yes, abolitionist John Brown whose raid on Harpers Ferry was defeated by US forces commanded (oddly enough) by Colonel Robert E. Lee. The song lyrics were considered crude prompting a friend of poet Julia Ward Howe to suggest she write some good words to the stirring music. The result (as mentioned) was "The Battle Hymn of the Republic".


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Quote: Mosca

Here’s one to start the holiday off.

All together now, God made man!
But he used the monkey to do it
Apes in the plan
We're all here to prove it
I can walk like an ape, talk like an ape, I can do what monkey do
God made man
But a monkey supplied the glue


Okay, here’s a hint.

They are not men.


From the hint it's obviously DEVO although I don't know this particuler song.
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And now, in the category "Big Band", name that song...

You leave the Pennsylvania station 'bout a quarter to four
Read a magazine and then you're in Baltimore
Dinner in the diner, nothing could be finer
Then to have your ham and eggs in Carolina



1) Close enough.

The song is called “Jocko Homo”, but everyone knows it as “We Are Devo”


2) My mom used to sing that to us when we were little.

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December 27th, 2019 at 7:58:50 AM permalink
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1) Close enough.

The song is called “Jocko Homo”, but everyone knows it as “We Are Devo”


Hey, I'll take a half win. I wish I gotten into Devo more. As it is, I only really know "Whip It" and "Through Being Cool".

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2) My mom used to sing that to us when we were little.

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Choo Choo Winner!!

The original Glenn Miller recording of this classic swing tune was the first song to win a gold record.



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

Bus driver, please look for me
'Cause I couldn't bear to see what I might see
I'm really still in prison and my love, she holds the key
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December 27th, 2019 at 8:10:55 AM permalink
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The original Glenn Miller recording of this classic swing tune was the first song to win a gold record.



Pardon me, Roy. Is that the cat who chewed your new shoes? ;)


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

Bus driver, please look for me
'Cause I couldn't bear to see what I might see
I'm really still in prison and my love, she holds the key

Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Old Oak Tree. At least it would rhyme with the last line, and I don't know any other 70's songs about buses, prison, and love! :)
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December 27th, 2019 at 8:53:29 AM permalink
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The original Glenn Miller recording of this classic swing tune was the first song to win a gold record.



Pardon me, Roy. Is that the cat who chewed your new shoes? ;)


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

Bus driver, please look for me
'Cause I couldn't bear to see what I might see
I'm really still in prison and my love, she holds the key

Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Old Oak Tree. At least it would rhyme with the last line, and I don't know any other 70's songs about buses, prison, and love! :)



I think you got it!
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December 27th, 2019 at 9:43:50 AM permalink
Is Tony Orlando still around? What ever happened to the “Dawn” ladies?
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December 27th, 2019 at 7:58:48 PM permalink
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Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Old Oak Tree. At least it would rhyme with the last line, and I don't know any other 70's songs about buses, prison, and love! :)


Ding! Ding! Very Good!!

Yes, that's part of verse 2 (verse 1 would be too easy). According to the writer the song is a modern take on a letter written by a Civil War soldier who was being released from a POW camp in 1865.


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And now, from the category "This Decade", name that song...

Yeah, my momma she told me don't worry about your size
She says, boys like a little more booty to hold at night
(That booty, booty, uh, that booty booty)
You know I won't be no stick-figure, silicone Barbie doll
So, if that's what's you're into then go ahead and move along
Last edited by: Gialmere on Dec 27, 2019
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December 28th, 2019 at 12:26:47 AM permalink
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Is Tony Orlando still around? What ever happened to the “Dawn” ladies?


They're all still around and reunite on occasion for tours and concerts. The last time was a year ago at Christmas...


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And now, from the category "This Decade", name that song...

Yeah, my momma she told me don't worry about your size
She says, boys like a little more booty to hold at night
(That booty, booty, uh, that booty booty)
You know I won't be no stick-figure, silicone Barbie doll
So, if that's what's you're into then go ahead and move along


No Treble
Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.
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December 28th, 2019 at 4:33:40 AM permalink
Now down on Rampart street at Willy's Den
He wasn't selling but a little gin
One cat wanted a bottle of wine
He hit that cat for a dollar and a dime
A falling knife has no handle.
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December 29th, 2019 at 1:41:22 PM permalink
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And now, from the category "This Decade", name that song...

Yeah, my momma she told me don't worry about your size
She says, boys like a little more booty to hold at night
(That booty, booty, uh, that booty booty)
You know I won't be no stick-figure, silicone Barbie doll
So, if that's what's you're into then go ahead and move along


BUZZZZZZZZ!!!

Recent songs seem to have the highest difficulty level.

The song "All About That Bass" was co-written by Meghan Trainor who originally intended to sell it to another artist but ended up making it her debut single.



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And now, in the category "Broadway Hits", name that song...

Fish are jumpin' and the cotton is high
Oh, your daddy's rich and your ma is good-lookin'
So hush, little baby, don't you cry
Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.
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December 29th, 2019 at 3:58:08 PM permalink
Quote: Gialmere

Quote: Gialmere

And now, from the category "This Decade", name that song...

Yeah, my momma she told me don't worry about your size
She says, boys like a little more booty to hold at night
(That booty, booty, uh, that booty booty)
You know I won't be no stick-figure, silicone Barbie doll
So, if that's what's you're into then go ahead and move along


BUZZZZZZZZ!!!

Recent songs seem to have the highest difficulty level.

The song "All About That Bass" was co-written by Meghan Trainor who originally intended to sell it to another artist but ended up making it her debut single.



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And now, in the category "Broadway Hits", name that song...

Fish are jumpin' and the cotton is high
Oh, your daddy's rich and your ma is good-lookin'
So hush, little baby, don't you cry



Summertime
A falling knife has no handle.
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December 29th, 2019 at 4:30:52 PM permalink
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Summertime


Ding! Ding! And the winning is easy!

With lyrics by DuBose Heyward and music by George Gershwin, this opening song to the opera "Porgy and Bess" is said to have been recorded no less than 25,000 times in various styles and tempos.



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Now down on Rampart street at Willy's Den
He wasn't selling but a little gin
One cat wanted a bottle of wine
He hit that cat for a dollar and a dime


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And now, in the category "Funk Rock", name that song...

There are plenty of ways that you can hurt a man
And bring him to the ground
You can beat him, you can cheat him
You can treat him bad and leave him when he's down
Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.
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December 30th, 2019 at 9:14:39 AM permalink
Okay, nobody knows:

Now down on Rampart street at Willy's Den
He wasn't selling but a little gin
One cat wanted a bottle of wine
He hit that cat for a dollar and a dime


?

Here are some more lyrics:

Down in New Orleans where everything's fine all them cats is drinkin' that wine
Drinkin' that mess to heart’s delight when they get drunk start fightin' all night....


Now I've got a nickel if you got a dime let's get together and get a little wine
Some buys a gallon some buys a quart
When you buy blackberry you're doin' things smart....
A falling knife has no handle.
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December 30th, 2019 at 9:38:32 AM permalink
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I was on a boat today and heard this song play. Haven’t been following this thread so sorry if my posting is against thread etiquette.

I’m not sorry
Or if this song was posted already.
Sorry, not sorry.


Everybody wants a thrill.
Paying anything to roll the dice just one more time.

I don't think anyone ever answered this one.

Don't Stop Believing by Journey
"Dealer has 'rock'... Pay 'paper!'"
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December 30th, 2019 at 9:22:07 PM permalink
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And now, in the category "Funk Rock", name that song...

There are plenty of ways that you can hurt a man
And bring him to the ground
You can beat him, you can cheat him
You can treat him bad and leave him when he's down


But I'm ready, yes, I'm ready for you
I'm standing on my own two feet
Out of the doorway the bullets rip
Repeating to the sound of the beat oh yeah

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Quote: Mosca

Okay, nobody knows:

Now down on Rampart street at Willy's Den
He wasn't selling but a little gin
One cat wanted a bottle of wine
He hit that cat for a dollar and a dime


?

Here are some more lyrics:

Down in New Orleans where everything's fine all them cats is drinkin' that wine
Drinkin' that mess to heart’s delight when they get drunk start fightin' all night....


Now I've got a nickel if you got a dime let's get together and get a little wine
Some buys a gallon some buys a quart
When you buy blackberry you're doin' things smart....


It's a long shot, but the nickle and dime lyric reminds me of "Take a Whiff On Me" by Woody Guthrie.
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December 30th, 2019 at 9:52:15 PM permalink
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And now, in the category "Funk Rock", name that song...

There are plenty of ways that you can hurt a man
And bring him to the ground
You can beat him, you can cheat him
You can treat him bad and leave him when he's down


But I'm ready, yes, I'm ready for you
I'm standing on my own two feet
Out of the doorway the bullets rip
Repeating to the sound of the beat oh



The window isn't open and the fan is broke
And my face is turning blue
I haven't been in a crowd like this
Since I went to see The Who
I shoulda got off a couple miles ago but I couldn't get to the door
There isn't any room for me to breathe and now we're gonna pick up more, look out!
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December 31st, 2019 at 3:01:43 AM permalink
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Quote: Gialmere

And now, in the category "Funk Rock", name that song...

There are plenty of ways that you can hurt a man
And bring him to the ground
You can beat him, you can cheat him
You can treat him bad and leave him when he's down


But I'm ready, yes, I'm ready for you
I'm standing on my own two feet
Out of the doorway the bullets rip
Repeating to the sound of the beat oh yeah

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Quote: Mosca

Okay, nobody knows:

Now down on Rampart street at Willy's Den
He wasn't selling but a little gin
One cat wanted a bottle of wine
He hit that cat for a dollar and a dime


?

Here are some more lyrics:

Down in New Orleans where everything's fine all them cats is drinkin' that wine
Drinkin' that mess to heart’s delight when they get drunk start fightin' all night....


Now I've got a nickel if you got a dime let's get together and get a little wine
Some buys a gallon some buys a quart
When you buy blackberry you're doin' things smart....


It's a long shot, but the nickle and dime lyric reminds me of "Take a Whiff On Me" by Woody Guthrie.



Nah. It’s “Drinkin’ Wine Spodeeodee”. By Sticks McGee for the blues side, and Jerry Lee Lewis on the rock and roll side.
A falling knife has no handle.
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December 31st, 2019 at 3:47:03 AM permalink
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Quote: Gialmere

And now, in the category "Funk Rock", name that song...

There are plenty of ways that you can hurt a man
And bring him to the ground
You can beat him, you can cheat him
You can treat him bad and leave him when he's down


But I'm ready, yes, I'm ready for you
I'm standing on my own two feet
Out of the doorway the bullets rip
Repeating to the sound of the beat oh yeah

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Queen - Another One Bites The Dust


My alarm went off this morning and this song is playing.
There's no way out of here When you come in You're in for good There was no promise made The part you played The chance...........you took
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December 31st, 2019 at 4:40:35 AM permalink
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The window isn't open and the fan is broke
And my face is turning blue
I haven't been in a crowd like this
Since I went to see The Who
I shoulda got off a couple miles ago but I couldn't get to the door
There isn't any room for me to breathe and now we're gonna pick up more, look out!



Another One Rides the Bus by "Weird" Al Yankovic
"Dealer has 'rock'... Pay 'paper!'"
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December 31st, 2019 at 9:14:34 PM permalink
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The window isn't open and the fan is broke
And my face is turning blue
I haven't been in a crowd like this
Since I went to see The Who
I shoulda got off a couple miles ago but I couldn't get to the door
There isn't any room for me to breathe and now we're gonna pick up more, look out!



Ding! Ding! Another one names the song!!

Not surprisingly, this song was written by bass player John Deacon. The idea was to make a Queen song that people could dance to since dance clubs and disco were big at the time. None of the band members thought it would do as well as it did.

In an odd side note, the song is often used for CPR training since the bass line thumps along at 110 beats per minute and chest compressions should be given in the 100-120 range. So, you might strangely find yourself saving someone's life while chanting "another one bites the dust".


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And now, in the category "Weird Rock", name that song...

She's well-acquainted with the touch of the velvet hand
Like a lizard on a window pane
The man in the crowd with the multicolored mirrors
On his hobnail boots
Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.
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Quote: Face

The window isn't open and the fan is broke
And my face is turning blue
I haven't been in a crowd like this
Since I went to see The Who
I shoulda got off a couple miles ago but I couldn't get to the door
There isn't any room for me to breathe and now we're gonna pick up more, look out!



Ding! Ding! Another one names the song!!

Not surprisingly, this song was written by bass player John Deacon. The idea was to make a Queen song that people could dance to since dance clubs and disco were big at the time. None of the band members thought it would do as well as it did.

In an odd side note, the song is often used for CPR training since the bass line thumps along at 110 beats per minute and chest compressions should be given in the 100-120 range. So, you might strangely find yourself saving someone's life while chanting "another one bites the dust".


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And now, in the category "Weird Rock", name that song...

She's well-acquainted with the touch of the velvet hand
Like a lizard on a window pane
The man in the crowd with the multicolored mirrors
On his hobnail boots



Happiness is a Warm Gun


And, one of the greatest scenes from The Office:

A falling knife has no handle.
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January 1st, 2020 at 8:01:44 AM permalink
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Quote: unJon

I was on a boat today and heard this song play. Haven’t been following this thread so sorry if my posting is against thread etiquette.

I’m not sorry
Or if this song was posted already.
Sorry, not sorry.


Everybody wants a thrill.
Paying anything to roll the dice just one more time.

I don't think anyone ever answered this one.

Don't Stop Believing by Journey



Correct! Well played. Love that song.
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January 1st, 2020 at 4:11:46 PM permalink
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Happiness is a Warm Gun


Ding! Ding! Correct!!

Due to its weirdness or perhaps the fact that it's a fun song, all four Beatles declared this to be their favorite track on the White Album.


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And now, celebrating the dawn of the 2020's, in the category "1920's #1s", name that song...

A smiling face, a fireplace, a cozy room
A little nest that's nestled where the roses bloom
Just Molly and me
And baby makes three
We're happy in...
Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.
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January 1st, 2020 at 4:49:15 PM permalink
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Quote: Mosca

Happiness is a Warm Gun


Ding! Ding! Correct!!

Due to its weirdness or perhaps the fact that it's a fun song, all four Beatles declared this to be their favorite track on the White Album.


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And now, celebrating the dawn of the 2020's, in the category "1920's #1s", name that song...

A smiling face, a fireplace, a cozy room
A little nest that's nestled where the roses bloom
Just Molly and me
And baby makes three
We're happy in...



My Blue Heaven

The only way I know this is, I remember Loretta Swit singing it on an episode of M*A*S*H

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