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January 1st, 2020 at 10:27:41 PM permalink
Quote: ThatDonGuy

My Blue Heaven

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


Ding! Ding! Winner!!

"My Blue Heaven" was #1 for thirteen weeks and sold over 5 million copies.



And the M*A*S*H version...


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

I laughed at love 'cause I thought it was funny
But you came along and you moved me honey
I've changed my mind
This love is fine
Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.
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January 2nd, 2020 at 2:46:39 AM permalink
goodness, gracious, great balls of fire!
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January 2nd, 2020 at 2:49:38 AM permalink
Since no one knows any of the lyrics I post when I think they are easy, here is one that is probably impossible.


fast and bulbous
(Hey, do it again) I love that, I love those words
Fast and bulbous, that's right, the mascara snake
Fast and bulbous
Bulbous, also tapered (yeah but you gotta wait until I say it)
Also, a tin teardrop (oh, christ)
(Again, beginning)
Fast and bulbous, that's right, the mascara snake
Fast and bulbous, also a tin teardrop
Bulbous, also tapered, that's right
A falling knife has no handle.
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January 2nd, 2020 at 2:17:31 PM permalink
Quote: Mosca

goodness, gracious, great balls of fire!


Goodness gracious, we have a winner!!

Rolling Stone magazine ranks this classic as one of the top 100 rock songs of all time.


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High difficulty song in play...

Quote: Mosca

Since no one knows any of the lyrics I post when I think they are easy, here is one that is probably impossible.


fast and bulbous
(Hey, do it again) I love that, I love those words
Fast and bulbous, that's right, the mascara snake
Fast and bulbous
Bulbous, also tapered (yeah but you gotta wait until I say it)
Also, a tin teardrop (oh, christ)
(Again, beginning)
Fast and bulbous, that's right, the mascara snake
Fast and bulbous, also a tin teardrop
Bulbous, also tapered, that's right


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

The famous places to visit are so many
Or so the guidebooks say
I told my grandpa I wouldn't miss on any
And we got just one day
Got to see the whole town
Right from Yonkers on down to the Bay
In just one day
Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.
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January 2nd, 2020 at 2:56:50 PM permalink
Quote: Gialmere

Quote: Mosca

goodness, gracious, great balls of fire!


Goodness gracious, we have a winner!!

Rolling Stone magazine ranks this classic as one of the top 100 rock songs of all time.


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High difficulty song in play...

Quote: Mosca

Since no one knows any of the lyrics I post when I think they are easy, here is one that is probably impossible.


fast and bulbous
(Hey, do it again) I love that, I love those words
Fast and bulbous, that's right, the mascara snake
Fast and bulbous
Bulbous, also tapered (yeah but you gotta wait until I say it)
Also, a tin teardrop (oh, christ)
(Again, beginning)
Fast and bulbous, that's right, the mascara snake
Fast and bulbous, also a tin teardrop
Bulbous, also tapered, that's right


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

The famous places to visit are so many
Or so the guidebooks say
I told my grandpa I wouldn't miss on any
And we got just one day
Got to see the whole town
Right from Yonkers on down to the Bay
In just one day



Is it from “On the Town”? I don’t know the name of it. Might it be a same namer?
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January 2nd, 2020 at 4:22:49 PM permalink
Quote: Mosca

Is it from “On the Town”? I don’t know the name of it. Might it be a same namer?


Ding ding! Ding ding! It's a helluva win!!

Yes that's "New York, New York" from "On the Town" not to be confused with "New York, New York" of start spreading the news fame. The expression "helluva" is often replaced by "wonderful" despite the fact that the song is sung by sailors and "helluva" is (these days) the chump change of swear words.


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High difficulty song in play...

Quote: Mosca

Since no one knows any of the lyrics I post when I think they are easy, here is one that is probably impossible.


fast and bulbous
(Hey, do it again) I love that, I love those words
Fast and bulbous, that's right, the mascara snake
Fast and bulbous
Bulbous, also tapered (yeah but you gotta wait until I say it)
Also, a tin teardrop (oh, christ)
(Again, beginning)
Fast and bulbous, that's right, the mascara snake
Fast and bulbous, also a tin teardrop
Bulbous, also tapered, that's right


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And now, in the category "Classic TV", name that song...

Now we're up in the big leagues
Gettin' our turn at bat.
As long as we live, it's you and me baby
There ain't nothin' wrong with that.
Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.
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January 2nd, 2020 at 5:54:42 PM permalink
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Ding ding! Ding ding! It's a helluva win!!

Yes that's "New York, New York" from "On the Town" not to be confused with "New York, New York" of start spreading the news fame. The expression "helluva" is often replaced by "wonderful" despite the fact that the song is sung by sailors and "helluva" is (these days) the chump change of swear words.


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High difficulty song in play...

Quote: Mosca

Since no one knows any of the lyrics I post when I think they are easy, here is one that is probably impossible.


fast and bulbous
(Hey, do it again) I love that, I love those words
Fast and bulbous, that's right, the mascara snake
Fast and bulbous
Bulbous, also tapered (yeah but you gotta wait until I say it)
Also, a tin teardrop (oh, christ)
(Again, beginning)
Fast and bulbous, that's right, the mascara snake
Fast and bulbous, also a tin teardrop
Bulbous, also tapered, that's right


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And now, in the category "Classic TV", name that song...

Now we're up in the big leagues
Gettin' our turn at bat.
As long as we live, it's you and me baby
There ain't nothin' wrong with that.



I don’t know it, but I could probably guess it from the clue.
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January 2nd, 2020 at 5:55:28 PM permalink
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And now, in the category "Classic TV", name that song...

Now we're up in the big leagues
Gettin' our turn at bat.
As long as we live, it's you and me baby
There ain't nothin' wrong with that.



Movin' On Up, the theme from The Jeffersons
"Dealer has 'rock'... Pay 'paper!'"
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January 2nd, 2020 at 6:37:03 PM permalink
Quote: Mosca

Since no one knows any of the lyrics I post when I think they are easy, here is one that is probably impossible.


fast and bulbous
(Hey, do it again) I love that, I love those words
Fast and bulbous, that's right, the mascara snake
Fast and bulbous
Bulbous, also tapered (yeah but you gotta wait until I say it)
Also, a tin teardrop (oh, christ)
(Again, beginning)
Fast and bulbous, that's right, the mascara snake
Fast and bulbous, also a tin teardrop
Bulbous, also tapered, that's right



It's off Trout Mask Replica, but I don't know the name of the song. So I'll just guess that the song's name is also Trout Mask Replica, by Captain Beefheart.
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January 2nd, 2020 at 7:27:40 PM permalink
Quote: Joeman

Movin' On Up, the theme from The Jeffersons


Ding! Ding! A piece of the pie!!

One of the many spinoffs of "All in the Family", the theme song from "The Jeffersons" usually makes its way into the top 10 of "best TV themes" lists.


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

My loneliness is killing me (and I)
I must confess I still believe (still believe)
When I'm not with you I lose my mind
Give me a sign
Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.
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January 2nd, 2020 at 8:30:28 PM permalink
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Quote: Mosca

Since no one knows any of the lyrics I post when I think they are easy, here is one that is probably impossible.


fast and bulbous
(Hey, do it again) I love that, I love those words
Fast and bulbous, that's right, the mascara snake
Fast and bulbous
Bulbous, also tapered (yeah but you gotta wait until I say it)
Also, a tin teardrop (oh, christ)
(Again, beginning)
Fast and bulbous, that's right, the mascara snake
Fast and bulbous, also a tin teardrop
Bulbous, also tapered, that's right



It's off Trout Mask Replica, but I don't know the name of the song. So I'll just guess that the song's name is also Trout Mask Replica, by Captain Beefheart.



That’s closer than I would have expected!

The song is “Pena”, from Trout Mask Replica. “Fast and bulbous” shows up twice on Trout Mask: “A squid, eating dough, in a polyethylene bag, is fast and bulbous,” is also a lyric in the song “Pachuco Cadaver”.

Okay, since that wasn’t obscure enough, try this one:

SPRAY PAINT!
KEEP AWAY FROM FLAME! AAAAAHHHHHH!
Avoid breathing in the vapors!
Keep out of reach of children!
Contents under pressure! AHAAAAA!
Place it in sunlight!


Last edited by: Mosca on Jan 3, 2020
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January 4th, 2020 at 9:39:59 AM permalink
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And now, in the category "90's Pop", name that song...

My loneliness is killing me (and I)
I must confess I still believe (still believe)
When I'm not with you I lose my mind
Give me a sign


The next line in the song is something you might hear sung at a blackjack table.
Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.
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January 5th, 2020 at 11:51:39 PM permalink
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Quote: Gialmere

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

My loneliness is killing me (and I)
I must confess I still believe (still believe)
When I'm not with you I lose my mind
Give me a sign


The next line in the song is something you might hear sung at a blackjack table.


Buzzzzzzzzz!!


That is Britney Spears' first big release "[Hit Me] Baby One More Time". Despite belief that the title refers to abuse or S&M, the actual reason is rather innocent. The songwriters were Swedish and thought that "hit me" was American slang for "call me" (as in on the phone).



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And now, in the category "Classic Country", name that song...

A third boxcar, a midnight train
Destination Bangor, Maine
Old worn out suit and shoes
I don't pay no union dues
Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.
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January 6th, 2020 at 8:25:58 AM permalink
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<snip>

And now, in the category "Classic Country", name that song...

A third boxcar, a midnight train
Destination Bangor, Maine
Old worn out suit and shoes
I don't pay no union dues



Gialmere,

That's easy:

"King of the Road", by Roger Miller


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January 6th, 2020 at 9:23:31 AM permalink
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Quote: Gialmere

<snip>

And now, in the category "Classic Country", name that song...

A third boxcar, a midnight train
Destination Bangor, Maine
Old worn out suit and shoes
I don't pay no union dues



Gialmere,

That's easy:

"King of the Road", by Roger Miller


Dog Hand



My timing sucks in this game. Everytime I know one (cuz I'm too old, I guess, that's about 1 in 3) someone else is in there. If I'm the first to see one, it's some recent (see above for relativity of "recent") thing that ends up unanswered. Yeesh.

Ah, well. Made a decision back in the 80s I wasn't going to catalog music trivia, shouldn't whine when it keeps biting me.
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January 6th, 2020 at 1:26:43 PM permalink
In the category Recent Country:

I got you in trouble in high school,
And college now that was a ball,
You had some of the best times
You'll never remember with me...


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Quote: DogHand

In the category Recent Country:

I got you in trouble in high school,
And college now that was a ball,
You had some of the best times
You'll never remember with me...


Dog Hand



I thought to be a smartass and tell you how long ago "Recent" was to make you feel old.

Then I realized how long ago "Recent" was.

F#$%.

ETA: So upset I forgot to answer. Brad Paisley - Alcohol
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January 6th, 2020 at 6:48:56 PM permalink
Quote: DogHand

"King of the Road", by Roger Miller


Dog Hand


Ding! Ding! Correct!!

Another song that half the artists on the planet seem to have covered, Miller got the idea for it when he saw a sign on the side of a barn that read, "Trailers for sale or rent".


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

Far away, across the field
The tolling of the iron bell
Calls the faithful to their knees
To hear the softly spoken magic spell
Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.
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January 6th, 2020 at 7:41:03 PM permalink
And now, in the category "Progressive Rock", name that song...

Far away, across the field
The tolling of the iron bell
Calls the faithful to their knees
To hear the softly spoken magic spell



Pink Floyd "Us and Them"
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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January 6th, 2020 at 8:34:12 PM permalink
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Quote: Gialmere

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

Far away, across the field
The tolling of the iron bell
Calls the faithful to their knees
To hear the softly spoken magic spell



Pink Floyd "Us and Them"


Very, very close, but no.

Flip that 45 over to the B-side.
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January 7th, 2020 at 4:52:38 AM permalink
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Quote: scolist

Quote: Gialmere

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

Far away, across the field
The tolling of the iron bell
Calls the faithful to their knees
To hear the softly spoken magic spell



Pink Floyd "Us and Them"


Very, very close, but no.

Flip that 45 over to the B-side.



Pink Floyd's "Time"
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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January 7th, 2020 at 5:50:13 AM permalink
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Quote: DogHand

In the category Recent Country:

I got you in trouble in high school,
And college now that was a ball,
You had some of the best times
You'll never remember with me...


Dog Hand



I thought to be a smartass and tell you how long ago "Recent" was to make you feel old.

Then I realized how long ago "Recent" was.

F#$%.

ETA: So upset I forgot to answer. Brad Paisley - Alcohol



You are correct! By "recent", I simply meant in the 2000's: in the present case, 2005.

In this music video, the "lampshade" man is none other than the late, great Little Jimmy Dickens of "May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose" fame.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=q3zkkLckeyM


Now in the "Novelty Song" category, from the mid-80's:

Well, what happened next is hard to tell,
Some thought it was heaven others thought it was hell,
But the fact that something was among us was plain to see.


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January 7th, 2020 at 9:59:45 AM permalink
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Quote: Face

Quote: DogHand

In the category Recent Country:

I got you in trouble in high school,
And college now that was a ball,
You had some of the best times
You'll never remember with me...


Dog Hand



I thought to be a smartass and tell you how long ago "Recent" was to make you feel old.

Then I realized how long ago "Recent" was.

F#$%.

ETA: So upset I forgot to answer. Brad Paisley - Alcohol



You are correct! By "recent", I simply meant in the 2000's: in the present case, 2005.

In this music video, the "lampshade" man is none other than the late, great Little Jimmy Dickens of "May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose" fame.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=q3zkkLckeyM


Now in the "Novelty Song" category, from the mid-80's:

Well, what happened next is hard to tell,
Some thought it was heaven others thought it was hell,
But the fact that something was among us was plain to see.


Dog Hand



I absolutely know who wrote this, but I don't know the name of it.
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January 7th, 2020 at 12:27:03 PM permalink
Folks,

Here's a link to a funny cartoon related to this thread that I just saw:

https://www.gocomics.com/theargylesweater/2020/01/06

I couldn't figure out how to link directly to the image.

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January 7th, 2020 at 5:22:36 PM permalink
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Pink Floyd's "Time"


Ding! Ding! Winner!!

This last section of "Time" is often called "Breath Reprise" and was originally the third verse of "Breath" from earlier on the album. While playing the songs live before actually recording the "The Dark Side of the Moon", it was decided to break "Breath" apart.


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And now, in the category "New Wave", name that song...

Traveling in a fried-out combie
On a hippie trail, head full of zombie
I met a strange lady, she made me nervous
She took me in and gave me breakfast
Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.
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January 7th, 2020 at 6:54:22 PM permalink
Quote: DogHand

Here's a link to a funny cartoon related to this thread that I just saw:

https://www.gocomics.com/theargylesweater/2020/01/06

I couldn't figure out how to link directly to the image.


I don't think you can, unless you have an account there; the only way to get direct access to the images is by creating a "favorites" page, which still lets you right-click on the image and then select "View Image" to bring just the comic up on its own page.

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January 7th, 2020 at 9:44:38 PM permalink
ThatDonGuy,

Thanks for posting the cartoon!

Personally, I would have used "small physique" instead of "tiny physique", since the line in the original song is "big disgrace": one syllable, followed by two syllables.

At any rate, when I read it I immediately thought of this thread.

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January 8th, 2020 at 4:45:06 AM permalink
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And now, in the category "New Wave", name that song...

Traveling in a fried-out combie
On a hippie trail, head full of zombie
I met a strange lady, she made me nervous
She took me in and gave me breakfast


come from a land Downunder by Men at Work?
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January 8th, 2020 at 4:02:02 PM permalink
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come from a land Downunder by Men at Work?


Ding! Ding! Dingadong! Correct!!

Still a beloved song in Oz, "Down Under" was originally the B-side of Men at Work's first single.


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Quote: DogHand

Now in the "Novelty Song" category, from the mid-80's:

Well, what happened next is hard to tell,
Some thought it was heaven others thought it was hell,
But the fact that something was among us was plain to see.


Dog Hand


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And now, in the category "30's & 50's", name that song...

Now laughing friends deride
Tears I can not hide
Oh, so I smile and say
When a lovely flame dies...
Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.
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January 8th, 2020 at 4:25:26 PM permalink
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Quote: Joeman

come from a land Downunder by Men at Work?


Ding! Ding! Dingadong! Correct!!

Still a beloved song in Oz, "Down Under" was originally the B-side of Men at Work's first single.


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Quote: DogHand

Now in the "Novelty Song" category, from the mid-80's:

Well, what happened next is hard to tell,
Some thought it was heaven others thought it was hell,
But the fact that something was among us was plain to see.


Dog Hand


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And now, in the category "30's & 50's", name that song...

Now laughing friends deride
Tears I can not hide
Oh, so I smile and say
When a lovely flame dies...



Smoke Gets in Your Eyes. I don’t know the heaven and hell one.
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January 8th, 2020 at 4:32:49 PM permalink
Hey ho, let's go
Shoot 'em in the back now
What they want, I don't know
They're all revved up and ready to go
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January 8th, 2020 at 5:02:45 PM permalink
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Hey ho, let's go
Shoot 'em in the back now
What they want, I don't know
They're all revved up and ready to go




The Ramones?
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Quote: Mosca

Hey ho, let's go
Shoot 'em in the back now
What they want, I don't know
They're all revved up and ready to go




The Ramones?



Yep, “Blitzkrieg Bop”. In 1978, my friend Bill and I went to see The Ramones in Chicago. We were standing in line for tickets when a guy came up to us and asked if we wanted to get in for free. Of course we agreed! All we had to do was stand in front of the stage and keep people from rushing it. (I’m 6’2” and in ‘78 looked like a linebacker; Bill was 6’6” and about 350 and just looked BIG.) Well, when the show started, we turned around and watched. I saw The Ramones from as close as I am to this keyboard. It was easily the greatest show I’ve ever seen, ever. It was like sticking a needle in my arm and mainlining noise. I couldn’t hear for three weeks after that.
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January 8th, 2020 at 6:36:39 PM permalink
Semolina Pilchard
Climbing up the Eiffel tower
Elementary penguin singing Hare Krishna
Man, you should have seen them kicking Edgar Allen Poe
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January 8th, 2020 at 9:25:51 PM permalink
Quote: Mosca

Semolina Pilchard
Climbing up the Eiffel tower
Elementary penguin singing Hare Krishna
Man, you should have seen them kicking Edgar Allen Poe


D'oh! I missed out on "Blitzkrieg Bop" but Woohoo!! I am in time for...

Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.
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January 8th, 2020 at 11:14:21 PM permalink
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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes. I don’t know the heaven and hell one.


Ding! Ding! Correct!!

Originally appearing in the 1933 musical Roberta, "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" would become an American standard when the 1958 recording by The Platters hit #1.


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

Fate is kind
She brings to those who love
The sweet fulfillment of
Their secret longing
Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.
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January 9th, 2020 at 10:37:28 AM permalink
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And now, in the category "Disney", name that song...

Fate is kind
She brings to those who love
The sweet fulfillment of
Their secret longing



I don't know this one, but I came across an interview with the songwriter from the recent Frozen movie, and he commented that historically, Disney protagonists all sing "I Want..." songs. I never really thought about it, but I suppose that's true. But isn't it also true with most great songs?
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January 9th, 2020 at 11:18:48 AM permalink
Sung by an insect.
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January 9th, 2020 at 11:31:03 AM permalink
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And now, in the category "Disney", name that song...

Fate is kind
She brings to those who love
The sweet fulfillment of
Their secret longing


Based solely on Gialmere's hint, because I haven't seen Pinocchio since I was like 3, I'm going to guess When You Wish upon a Star sung by Jiminy Cricket.
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January 9th, 2020 at 11:52:04 AM permalink
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... I came across an interview with the songwriter from the recent Frozen movie, and he commented that historically, Disney protagonists all sing "I Want..." songs. I never really thought about it, but I suppose that's true. But isn't it also true with most great songs?



Here's a link to an online video on the topic on the PBS.org site.
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January 9th, 2020 at 12:07:19 PM permalink
Get outta that bed, wash your face and hands
Get outta that bed, wash your face and hands
Well, you get in that kitchen, make some noise with the pots 'n pans
Way you wear those dresses, the sun comes shinin' through
Way you wear those dresses, the sun comes shinin' through
I can't believe my eyes, all that mess belongs to you
I believe to my soul you're the devil and now I know
I believe to my soul you're the devil and now I know
Well, the more I work, the faster my money goes
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January 9th, 2020 at 12:41:42 PM permalink
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Get outta that bed, wash your face and hands
Get outta that bed, wash your face and hands
Well, you get in that kitchen, make some noise with the pots 'n pans
Way you wear those dresses, the sun comes shinin' through
Way you wear those dresses, the sun comes shinin' through
I can't believe my eyes, all that mess belongs to you
I believe to my soul you're the devil and now I know
I believe to my soul you're the devil and now I know
Well, the more I work, the faster my money goes



Is it...

"Shake, Rattle, and Roll"?


Here's another for the board, in the "60's Country" category:

Somebody said he came from New Orleans
Where he got in a fight o'er a Cajun queen
And a crashing blow from a huge right hand
Sent a Louisiana fellow to the Promised Land


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January 9th, 2020 at 12:59:37 PM permalink
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Quote: Mosca

Get outta that bed, wash your face and hands
Get outta that bed, wash your face and hands
Well, you get in that kitchen, make some noise with the pots 'n pans
Way you wear those dresses, the sun comes shinin' through
Way you wear those dresses, the sun comes shinin' through
I can't believe my eyes, all that mess belongs to you
I believe to my soul you're the devil and now I know
I believe to my soul you're the devil and now I know
Well, the more I work, the faster my money goes



Is it...

"Shake, Rattle, and Roll"?




Ding! Heard it on the radio, figured what the heck.


Quote:

Here's another for the board, in the "60's Country" category:

Somebody said he came from New Orleans
Where he got in a fight o'er a Cajun queen
And a crashing blow from a huge right hand
Sent a Louisiana fellow to the Promised Land


Dog Hand



Big John?
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January 9th, 2020 at 1:30:27 PM permalink
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Get outta that bed, wash your face and hands
Get outta that bed, wash your face and hands
Well, you get in that kitchen, make some noise with the pots 'n pans
Way you wear those dresses, the sun comes shinin' through
Way you wear those dresses, the sun comes shinin' through
I can't believe my eyes, all that mess belongs to you
I believe to my soul you're the devil and now I know
I believe to my soul you're the devil and now I know
Well, the more I work, the faster my money goes



The use of "pots 'n pans" in the lyric is distinctive to me. Are there any other pop songs that use the phrase?.
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January 9th, 2020 at 3:53:53 PM permalink
Mosca,

So close... It is actually Big Bad John ;-)

Now in the "Country" category, courtesy of my Dad:

I see you driving by just like a Phantom Jet
With your arm around some little Brunette


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Edit: corrected slight inaccuracy in lyrics.
Last edited by: DogHand on Jan 9, 2020
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January 9th, 2020 at 7:30:29 PM permalink
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Based solely on Gialmere's hint, because I haven't seen Pinocchio since I was like 3, I'm going to guess When You Wish upon a Star sung by Jiminy Cricket.


Ding! Ding! Very good!!

Your 3-year old mind did indeed correctly channel the classic 1940 film Pinocchio. Of all the Disney songs ever written (and they are legion), the company still considers "When You Wish Upon a Star" to be its signature/representative tune.

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January 10th, 2020 at 6:00:12 PM permalink
All right, let me keep things up to date.

Still in play...

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Now in the "Novelty Song" category, from the mid-80's:

Well, what happened next is hard to tell,
Some thought it was heaven others thought it was hell,
But the fact that something was among us was plain to see.


Dog Hand


Quote: DogHand

Now in the "Country" category, courtesy of my Dad:

I see you driving by just like a Phantom Jet
With your arm around some little Brunette


Dog Hand

Edit: corrected slight inaccuracy in lyrics.


[Hints needed.]

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

The clothes she wears, her sexy ways
Make an old man wish for younger days, yeah, yeah
She knows she's built and knows how to please
Sure enough to knock a strong man to his knees
Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.
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January 10th, 2020 at 6:27:58 PM permalink
Quote: Gialmere

All right, let me keep things up to date.

Still in play...

Quote: DogHand

Now in the "Novelty Song" category, from the mid-80's:

Well, what happened next is hard to tell,
Some thought it was heaven others thought it was hell,
But the fact that something was among us was plain to see.


Dog Hand


Quote: DogHand

Now in the "Country" category, courtesy of my Dad:

I see you driving by just like a Phantom Jet
With your arm around some little Brunette


Dog Hand

Edit: corrected slight inaccuracy in lyrics.


[Hints needed.]

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

The clothes she wears, her sexy ways
Make an old man wish for younger days, yeah, yeah
She knows she's built and knows how to please
Sure enough to knock a strong man to his knees



That’s “Brick House”. Great tune.


The one about the Phantom, it’s sung by a woman and it dates some time after the ‘70s. Maybe Tanya Tucker? I don’t know it yet, I’m trying to pair the lyric to a meter and a melody. It’s on the edge of my mind.
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January 10th, 2020 at 7:17:59 PM permalink
The Novelty Song is by Ray Stevens ("The Streak") and it's something about a squirrel or mouse getting loose in a revival meeting in the deep South, but I don't know the title.
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January 10th, 2020 at 9:00:04 PM permalink
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<snip>The one about the Phantom, it’s sung by a woman and it dates some time after the ‘70s. Maybe Tanya Tucker? I don’t know it yet, I’m trying to pair the lyric to a meter and a melody. It’s on the edge of my mind.



Mosca,

You're on the right track, but the song is sung by a female group. Here is the whole first stanza:

Well, I was standing in line at the city bus stop
Soaked to the skin from ev'ry rain drop
I see you driving by just like a Phantom Jet
With your arm around some little Brunette
You say you won't be home because you're working late
Honey, I'm no fool, you've been out on a date
The lipstick on your collar gives your game away
It's strawberry red and mine's pink rose


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