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January 10th, 2020 at 9:02:45 PM permalink
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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.



beachbumbabs,

Yes, Ray Stevens is the singer and your synopsis is essentially correct.

I'll wait a while yet to see if the answer materializes.

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January 11th, 2020 at 12:02:56 AM permalink
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That’s “Brick House”. Great tune.


Shake it down, shake it down, shake it down now! Winner!!

It's hard to think of something that says "funk" more than this Commodore classic. "Brick House" is another song on this thread that keeps finding new fans from its continued use in Hollywood productions.


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

Oh, my daddy he once told me, "Son, you be hard working man"
My mama she once told me, "Son, you do the best you can"
But then one day I met a man who came up to me and said
"Hard work good and hard work fine, but first take care of head"
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January 11th, 2020 at 4:02:02 AM permalink
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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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”Have Mercy”, The Judds. We saw them at The Venetian a few years back, great show! Wynona still has it, Naomi was covered by a woman singing in the background, but still a fantastic experience.
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January 11th, 2020 at 4:05:04 AM permalink
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That’s “Brick House”. Great tune.


Shake it down, shake it down, shake it down now! Winner!!

It's hard to think of something that says "funk" more than this Commodore classic. "Brick House" is another song on this thread that keeps finding new fans from its continued use in Hollywood productions.


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

Oh, my daddy he once told me, "Son, you be hard working man"
My mama she once told me, "Son, you do the best you can"
But then one day I met a man who came up to me and said
"Hard work good and hard work fine, but first take care of head"



Oh geez. I got no idea on this one. I can’t put it to a rhythm or a tune. Pass.
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January 11th, 2020 at 7:29:00 AM permalink
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Oh geez. I got no idea on this one. I can’t put it to a rhythm or a tune. Pass.



I smoke two joints in morning
I smoke two joint at night
I smoke two joints in de afternoon
It makes me feel alright
I smoke two joints in time of peace
And two in time of war
I smoke two joints before I smoke two joints
And then I smoke two more
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January 11th, 2020 at 8:15:43 AM permalink
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I smoke two joints in morning
I smoke two joint at night
I smoke two joints in de afternoon
It makes me feel alright
I smoke two joints in time of peace
And two in time of war
I smoke two joints before I smoke two joints
And then I smoke two more



Hehe... Umm, thanks for sharing? Now that we know your regular routine, is there a song title?
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January 11th, 2020 at 8:38:29 AM permalink
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Hehe... Umm, thanks for sharing? Now that we know your regular routine, is there a song title?



Wow. Just realized I haven't smiled in a bit. Thanks for that =)

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January 11th, 2020 at 12:32:32 PM permalink
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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


Dog Hand



”Have Mercy”, The Judds. We saw them at The Venetian a few years back, great show! Wynona still has it, Naomi was covered by a woman singing in the background, but still a fantastic experience.



Ding! Ding! We have a winner!

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January 11th, 2020 at 2:38:34 PM permalink
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Smoke Two Joints


I smoke two joints when I get up, in the car I smoke two joints
I smoke two joints when I play video game, and at every ten thousand points


Puff! Puff! Winner!!

"Smoke two Joints" was originally by the reggae band The Toyes although Sublime has the more famous version. It's often incorrectly attributed to Bob Marley although he died two years before the song was written.


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A Farewell to a King

I was saddened to hear that Neil Peart from Rush passed away this week at the age of 67. Many considered him to be the greatest drummer of all time. He also wrote most of the lyrics for the Rush songs giving the band its intellectual appeal.

So, in memoriam, in the category "Rush", name that song...

Suddenly ahead of me
Across the mountainside
A gleaming alloy air car
Shoots towards me, two lanes wide


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January 11th, 2020 at 4:14:43 PM permalink
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...the reggae band The Toyes...



Oh damn, I didn't realize I was in the company of a connoisseur . I'll tighten up my game.

Two smiles in one day. Good job, thread =)
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January 11th, 2020 at 8:45:28 PM permalink
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<snip>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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Well, BBB was on the right track. This quote is from the Ray Stevens classic "Mississippi Squirrel Revival":

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=K16fG1sDagU


Now in the category "One Hit Wonders" comes this entry from 1969:

Prepare yourself you know it's a must
Gotta have a friend in Jesus


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January 11th, 2020 at 11:31:04 PM permalink
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<snip>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



Well, BBB was on the right track. This quote is from the Ray Stevens classic "Mississippi Squirrel Revival":

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=K16fG1sDagU


Now in the category "One Hit Wonders" comes this entry from 1969:

Prepare yourself you know it's a must
Gotta have a friend in Jesus


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”Spirit in the Sky”, Norman Greenbaum. Greenbaum was in the Jim Kweskin Jug Band, as Bruno Wolf. The Jim Kweskin Jug Band was where Maria Muldaur got her start.
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January 12th, 2020 at 5:00:32 AM permalink
Mosca,

Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner!

Years ago, a radio DJ prefaced his playing of this tune with the comment, "Here's a medley of Norman Greenbaum's greatest hit."



Continuing the "One Hit Wonder" category, we have this entry from 1972:

There's a girl in this harbor town
And she works laying whiskey down


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January 12th, 2020 at 6:59:01 AM permalink
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Mosca,

Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner!

Years ago, a radio DJ prefaced his playing of this tune with the comment, "Here's a medley of Norman Greenbaum's greatest hit."



Continuing the "One Hit Wonder" category, we have this entry from 1972:

There's a girl in this harbor town
And she works laying whiskey down


Dog Hand



That song has a catchy tune, but it is really disturbing. So she works in a bar, and is pining forever for some guy she sees once in a while? And he tells her she’s the girl for him, but he’d rather go away to sea for months rather than commit? Put that one in the dictionary, under “dysfunctional”. Oh: The Looking Glass. “Brandy”.
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January 12th, 2020 at 7:36:51 AM permalink
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Mosca,

Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner!

Years ago, a radio DJ prefaced his playing of this tune with the comment, "Here's a medley of Norman Greenbaum's greatest hit."



Continuing the "One Hit Wonder" category, we have this entry from 1972:

There's a girl in this harbor town
And she works laying whiskey down


Dog Hand




Pretty sure this has Greenbaum aka Bruno Wolfe playing kazoo.

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January 12th, 2020 at 3:04:23 PM permalink
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Mosca,

Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner!

Years ago, a radio DJ prefaced his playing of this tune with the comment, "Here's a medley of Norman Greenbaum's greatest hit."



Continuing the "One Hit Wonder" category, we have this entry from 1972:

There's a girl in this harbor town
And she works laying whiskey down


Dog Hand



That song has a catchy tune, but it is really disturbing. So she works in a bar, and is pining forever for some guy she sees once in a while? And he tells her she’s the girl for him, but he’d rather go away to sea for months rather than commit? Put that one in the dictionary, under “dysfunctional”. Oh: The Looking Glass. “Brandy”.



Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner!

I guess "One Hit Wonder" is your wheelhouse category, Mosca.

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January 12th, 2020 at 3:13:10 PM permalink
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Mosca,

Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner!

Years ago, a radio DJ prefaced his playing of this tune with the comment, "Here's a medley of Norman Greenbaum's greatest hit."



Continuing the "One Hit Wonder" category, we have this entry from 1972:

There's a girl in this harbor town
And she works laying whiskey down


Dog Hand



That song has a catchy tune, but it is really disturbing. So she works in a bar, and is pining forever for some guy she sees once in a while? And he tells her she’s the girl for him, but he’d rather go away to sea for months rather than commit? Put that one in the dictionary, under “dysfunctional”. Oh: The Looking Glass. “Brandy”.



Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner!

I guess "One Hit Wonder" is your wheelhouse category, Mosca.

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I would guess, though Mosca is much better at this than I am, that we're of similar ages, and late 60s thru end of 70s is our music, with some overlap from our parents. That was also a time when jukeboxes were a nickel, then a dime or 3/25, and we kept them fed wherever we were.

I come up second on most of these that Mosca gets in that time frame. Don't know a large percentage or the rest. I see one, go "ooh! One I can answer!" Then scroll down, and Mosca has it already. Lol.
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January 12th, 2020 at 4:09:47 PM permalink
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Mosca,

Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner!

Years ago, a radio DJ prefaced his playing of this tune with the comment, "Here's a medley of Norman Greenbaum's greatest hit."



Continuing the "One Hit Wonder" category, we have this entry from 1972:

There's a girl in this harbor town
And she works laying whiskey down


Dog Hand





That song has a catchy tune, but it is really disturbing. So she works in a bar, and is pining forever for some guy she sees once in a while? And he tells her she’s the girl for him, but he’d rather go away to sea for months rather than commit? Put that one in the dictionary, under “dysfunctional”. Oh: The Looking Glass. “Brandy”.



Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner!

I guess "One Hit Wonder" is your wheelhouse category, Mosca.

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I would guess, though Mosca is much better at this than I am, that we're of similar ages, and late 60s thru end of 70s is our music, with some overlap from our parents. That was also a time when jukeboxes were a nickel, then a dime or 3/25, and we kept them fed wherever we were.

I come up second on most of these that Mosca gets in that time frame. Don't know a large percentage or the rest. I see one, go "ooh! One I can answer!" Then scroll down, and Mosca has it already. Lol.



Yes Babs, same age, same top 40 lists. Back then, as teenagers we were glued to the radio. I can write, “But she’s tied to the dock and she can’t get free,” and you can hear the hook for “Come on Down to My Boat Baby” by Every Mother’s Son! Or, “di di dididi di di dididi” is “Western Union” by The Five Americans! I could run off two dozen without thinking about it. “Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye”? The Casinos. “Hot Smoke and Sasafrass”... by Bubble Puppy.

I get them because I have insomnia, get up at 3AM and answer.
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January 12th, 2020 at 4:30:52 PM permalink
Everyone thinks their musical era is the best, and I’m not going to disagree with that. But from the early 60s through the mid 70s or so, AM and FM radio was a phenomenon: DJ Jim Ladd described it as “the tribal drum”. Radio was influential before that, and has been since, but that was a time of extreme flux in musical styles, along with the zenith of the A&R system of promoting the music, the “star makers”. That congruence produced a lot of really, really catchy and memorable tunes for those of us who lived it.


Just an interesting side note: most of the hits were performed by small sets of studio musicians. There was The Wrecking Crew in L.A, Muscle Shoals in Alabama for Atlantic Records, and others in NYC, Detroit, etc. The Wrecking Crew played on almost everything in the ‘60s and ‘70s. Carol Kaye is possibly the most recorded musician in history.

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January 12th, 2020 at 4:54:24 PM permalink

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Suddenly ahead of me
Across the mountainside
A gleaming alloy air car
Shoots towards me, two lanes wide


I spin around with shrieking tires
To run the deadly race
Go screaming through the valley
As another joins the chase

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January 12th, 2020 at 5:54:49 PM permalink
Not a Rush guy, never was into prog rock.
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January 15th, 2020 at 7:57:35 AM permalink
This topic is loads more fun.

The wild dogs cry out in the night
As they grow restless, longing for some solitary company
I know that I must do what's right
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January 15th, 2020 at 9:38:36 AM permalink
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This topic is loads more fun.

The wild dogs cry out in the night
As they grow restless, longing for some solitary company
I know that I must do what's right



I'm guessing...

"Africa"?


Here's a lyric from SiriusXM "50's on 5" today:

You're gonna need an ocean
Of calamine lotion


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January 15th, 2020 at 9:59:49 AM permalink
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Quote: Mosca

This topic is loads more fun.

The wild dogs cry out in the night
As they grow restless, longing for some solitary company
I know that I must do what's right



I'm guessing...

"Africa"?


Sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti, you are correct! As an aside, our 16 year old loves Toto. I may question some of his choices, but not his taste in music!


Quote:

Here's a lyric from SiriusXM "50's on 5" today:

You're gonna need an ocean
Of calamine lotion


Dog Hand



Poison Ivy, though I'm not sure of the artist. Maybe The Coasters?
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January 15th, 2020 at 10:22:39 AM permalink
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Quote: DogHand

Quote: Mosca

This topic is loads more fun.

The wild dogs cry out in the night
As they grow restless, longing for some solitary company
I know that I must do what's right



I'm guessing...

"Africa"?


Sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti, you are correct! As an aside, our 16 year old loves Toto. I may question some of his choices, but not his taste in music!


Quote:

Here's a lyric from SiriusXM "50's on 5" today:

You're gonna need an ocean
Of calamine lotion


Dog Hand



Poison Ivy, though I'm not sure of the artist. Maybe The Coasters?



Correct, song and artist!
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January 15th, 2020 at 4:16:43 PM permalink
Here's another distinctive lyric from SiriusXM "50's on 5" today:

I got to boogie-woogie like a knife in the back

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January 15th, 2020 at 4:31:16 PM permalink
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Here's another distinctive lyric from SiriusXM "50's on 5" today:

I got to boogie-woogie like a knife in the back

Dog Hand



old man rhythm got a hold on me too, I GOT THE ROCKIN’ PNEUMONIA AND THE BOOGIE WOOGIE FLU! (Lots of people, including Huey Smith, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Rivers)
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January 15th, 2020 at 4:34:11 PM permalink
Back at base, bugs in the software
Flash the message, "Something's out there"
Floating in the summer sky
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January 15th, 2020 at 5:12:41 PM permalink
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Back at base, bugs in the software
Flash the message, "Something's out there"
Floating in the summer sky



Considering the finite capacity of the human mind, the amount space I've got dedicated to the inexplicable retention of Ska is nothing short of irresponsible.
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January 15th, 2020 at 5:51:40 PM permalink
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Back at base, bugs in the software
Flash the message, "Something's out there"
Floating in the summer sky


According to my hipster daughter, this is "99 Red/Luft Balloons".

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Suddenly ahead of me
Across the mountainside
A gleaming alloy air car
Shoots towards me, two lanes wide
I spin around with shrieking tires
To run the deadly race
Go screaming through the valley
As another joins the chase


Buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!

This is the classic "Red Barchetta" from the Moving Pictures album. Note that Rush was the first correct response on this thread some 10 years ago.


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

The other night dear, as I lay sleeping
I dreamed I held you in my arms
But when I awoke, dear, I was mistaken
So I hung my head and I cried
Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.
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Quote:

The other night dear, as I lay sleeping
I dreamed I held you in my arms
But when I awoke, dear, I was mistaken
So I hung my head and I cried



You Are My Sunshine


I think of that more as American folk, but I guess Old Country might be more accurate.

So, really old. But made relatively new again.

That all our swains commend her?
Holy, fair, and wise is she;
The heaven such grace did lend her,
That she might admirèd be.
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According to my hipster daughter, this is "99 Red/Luft Balloons



And if she was a 40yr old sk8r girl, it'd be sung by Goldfinger
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January 16th, 2020 at 4:32:32 PM permalink
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You Are My Sunshine


I think of that more as American folk, but I guess Old Country might be more accurate.


Ding! Ding! Correct!!

This is one of those songs that's bigger than its own genre. It gets picked up by many artists and becomes a standard in many genres.


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So, really old. But made relatively new again.

That all our swains commend her?
Holy, fair, and wise is she;
The heaven such grace did lend her,
That she might admirèd be.


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And now, in the category "Superior Cover Versions", name that song...

Other arms reach out to me
Other eyes smile tenderly
Still, in peaceful dreams, I see
The road leads back to you
Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.
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January 16th, 2020 at 6:47:00 PM permalink
Imma put a third one in play.


Father, father
We don’t need to escalate
You see, war is not the answer
For only love can conquer hate
You know we’ve got to find a way
To bring some lovin’ here today, oh oh oh
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<snip>And now, in the category "Superior Cover Versions", name that song...

Other arms reach out to me
Other eyes smile tenderly
Still, in peaceful dreams, I see
The road leads back to you



Gialmere,

I believe that is

"Georgia"


Back to our ever-popular "One Hit Wonders" category comes this cheery little ditty from the 70's:

Goodbye Papa please pray for me
I was the black sheep of the family


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January 16th, 2020 at 8:18:22 PM permalink
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Imma put a third one in play.


Father, father
We don’t need to escalate
You see, war is not the answer
For only love can conquer hate
You know we’ve got to find a way
To bring some lovin’ here today, oh oh oh



What's Going On by Marvin Gaye


OK, I'll add one:

Some fools rave of happiness, blissfulness, togetherness
Some fools fool themselves I guess
But they're not fooling me
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January 16th, 2020 at 10:18:46 PM permalink
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Imma put a third one in play.


Father, father
We don’t need to escalate
You see, war is not the answer
For only love can conquer hate
You know we’ve got to find a way
To bring some lovin’ here today, oh oh oh



What's Going On by Marvin Gaye


OK, I'll add one:

Some fools rave of happiness, blissfulness, togetherness
Some fools fool themselves I guess
But they're not fooling me



Love Hurts
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January 16th, 2020 at 10:22:31 PM permalink
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<snip>And now, in the category "Superior Cover Versions", name that song...

Other arms reach out to me
Other eyes smile tenderly
Still, in peaceful dreams, I see
The road leads back to you



Gialmere,

I believe that is

"Georgia"


Back to our ever-popular "One Hit Wonders" category comes this cheery little ditty from the 70's:

Goodbye Papa please pray for me
I was the black sheep of the family


Dog Hand



Im guessing “Billy Don’t be a Hero” but I know that’s wrong. It’s from around the same time, same kind of song, but I can’t place it.
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January 16th, 2020 at 11:14:41 PM permalink
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I believe that is

"Georgia"


Ding! Ding! Winner!!

First released in 1930, "Georgia on My Mind" was written by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell as a pop jazz foxtrot...



...but will forever be remembered for the 1960 cover version by Georgia native Ray Charles.

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January 17th, 2020 at 7:48:44 AM permalink
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I believe that is

"Georgia"


Ding! Ding! Winner!!

First released in 1930, "Georgia on My Mind" was written by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell as a pop jazz foxtrot...



...but will forever be remembered for the 1960 cover version by Georgia native Ray Charles.



So many great versions. Willie Nelson.
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January 17th, 2020 at 7:51:44 AM permalink
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Imma put a third one in play.


Father, father
We don’t need to escalate
You see, war is not the answer
For only love can conquer hate
You know we’ve got to find a way
To bring some lovin’ here today, oh oh oh



What's Going On by Marvin Gaye


OK, I'll add one:



That’s it!
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January 17th, 2020 at 7:52:50 AM permalink
Ok, let’s stretch into funk.

You ain't got no kind of feeling inside
I got something that will sho' 'nuff set your stuff on fire
You refuse to put anything before your pride
What I got will knock all your pride aside
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January 20th, 2020 at 3:19:28 AM permalink
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<snip>Back to our ever-popular "One Hit Wonders" category comes this cheery little ditty from the 70's:

Goodbye Papa please pray for me
I was the black sheep of the family


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Seems I've stumped the board so far. Here's another verse which might be more helpful:

Goodbye my friend it's hard to die
When all the birds are singing in the sky
Now that spring is in the air
Pretty girls are everywhere
Think of me and I'll be there


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January 20th, 2020 at 5:15:12 AM permalink
“Seasons In the Sun”, Terry Jacks. The first line of the second hint did it.
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January 20th, 2020 at 7:39:09 AM permalink
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“Seasons In the Sun”, Terry Jacks. The first line of the second hint did it.



Correct! I thought the explicit mention of dying would help.

Here's another "One Hit Wonder", this time from the 21st Century:

And I know that you think it's just a fantasy
But since your dad walked out
Your mom could use a guy like me


Bonus points if you can also name the group.

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January 20th, 2020 at 3:31:17 PM permalink
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“Seasons In the Sun”, Terry Jacks. The first line of the second hint did it.



Correct! I thought the explicit mention of dying would help.

Here's another "One Hit Wonder", this time from the 21st Century:

And I know that you think it's just a fantasy
But since your dad walked out
Your mom could use a guy like me


Bonus points if you can also name the group.

Dog Hand



LOL, I got nothing. I don’t listen to current pop radio at all.
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January 25th, 2020 at 7:02:18 AM permalink
Well, I guess I stumped the panel with "Stacy's Mom", a 2003 hit by Fountains of Wayne. The song (in the vein of "Mrs. Robinson") and the music video are both quite humorous, with the video featuring the stunning Rachel Hunter as the titular character:



Well, I'll give the panel another chance!

In the "Novelty Song" category, name the 50's tune that features the metaphorical request:

Pass the claret to me Barrett

along with similar requests to a succession of individuals including Bud, Bruce, and Jimson.

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January 25th, 2020 at 7:41:02 PM permalink
DogHand, I had no clue, looked it up, and I don’t think I’ve ever heard that song. Which is pretty unusual, I’ve heard a lot of music.


Here’s one. Late ‘60s LA band.

Peppermint, miniskirts, chocolate candy
Champion sax and a girl named Sandy
There's only four ways to get unraveled
One is to sleep and the other is travel, da da
One is a bandit up in the hills
One is to love your neighbor 'till
His wife gets home
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March 23rd, 2020 at 9:20:10 AM permalink
For those of you doing math to pass the time, here is another puzzle...

Four points are chosen at random on the surface of a sphere. What is the probability that the center of the sphere lies inside the tetrahedron whose vertices are at the four points? (It is understood that each point is independently chosen relative to a uniform distribution on the sphere.)


For those (like me) non mathletes, in the category 70's & 90's #1s, name that song...

I heard he sang a good song
I heard he had a style
And so I came to see him
To listen for a while
And there he was this young boy
A stranger to my eyes
Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.
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March 23rd, 2020 at 9:45:50 AM permalink
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<snip>For those (like me) non mathletes, in the category 70's & 90's #1s, name that song...

I heard he sang a good song
I heard he had a style
And so I came to see him
To listen for a while
And there he was this young boy
A stranger to my eyes



Gialmere,

Easy!

"Killing Me Softly"


Here's one for the crowd: what song features the line:

You're gonna need an ocean
of calamine lotion.


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