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Music meme

Memery, from everyone.

- Put your music player on random.
- Post the first line from the first 32 50 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing the song.
- Let everyone guess what song and artist the lines come from.
- Bold the songs when someone guesses correctly.
- Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is CHEATING!


Man, I'm trying to do this lyrics quiz, but skipping the songs I possess but don't know at all. Which is most of them - I seem to have a vast quantity of music I've never listened to. (As well as books I've never read and DVDs I've never watched. But at least they look familiar, usually.) And the first three songs I've got to that I know have all had their titles in the first line.

1. That's great, it starts with an earthquake
2. It's the wrong time and the wrong place
3. I don't need to fall at your feet
4. As I sit in this smoky room
5. I was feeling done in, couldn't win
6. We took a walk that night but it wasn't the same
7. Oh is this the way they say the future's meant to feel?
8. I touch the fire and it freezes me
9. Ground Control to Major Tom (easiest one ever?)

10. Beauty queen of only 18
11. You give me that funny feeling in my tummy
12. Gotta get out of these smoky clothes
13. I fancy I'll open a stationers
14. I fall for this season every time
15. The night we met I knew I needed you so

16. Mama thinks I'm living in a convent
17. I was born on the other side of a town ripped in two
18. I love you from the bottom of my pencil case
19. A long long time ago, in a galaxy far away
20. Aiaiaiai, feels like fire
21. Hey boy take a look at me, let me dirty up your mind
22. Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
23. Her face is a map of the world

24. Roll me on your frozen fields
25. So if you're lonely, you know I'm here waiting for you
26. Long ago, and oh so far away
27. She keeps her Moet & Chandon in a pretty cabinet

28. Is Davina's mum in the room or in her head?
29. The hour's approaching to give it your best
30. Do you have the time to listen to me whine?
31. Well tell me where it all went wrong
32. The sun got stuck as it's making its way back down
33. I think it's getting to the point where I can be myself again
34. Hey ho, let's go
35. Look at the stars

36. I was surprised, I was happy for a day in 1975
37. One - she prefers the night to day
38. Pretty woman out walking with gorillas down my street
39. Call you up in the middle of the night
40. I am an anti-christ

41. I know you've tried
42. Spacey Sunday, friend of mine
43. My tea's gone cold I'm wondering why
44. I wear the same shoes as everyone
45. Well no-one told me about her, the way she lied
46. There you see her, sitting there across the way

47. Yes I've run a mile in my head
48. Oh, breaking up is so very hard to do
49. Let me take you down cos I'm going to
50. I can hear the soft breathing of the girl that I love


That was fun. I'm not sure if I can remember what they all are now, though. Also I need to sort out my audio tracks, so that when I shuffle My Library, I don't get a chapter of a Harry Potter audiobook every three tracks, and a Doctor Who audio only slightly less frequently.

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astartesyriaca
Sep. 28th, 2008 11:26 pm (UTC)
Fun! I've got the easy ones.
1. It's the end of the world (as we know it) REM
9. TOO EASY!
15. Be My Baby
21. Queer, Garbage
34. Hey ho Lets Go - Ramones
40. Anarchy in the UK - Sex Pistols
49. Strawberry Fields Forever - Beatles

Edited at 2008-09-28 11:27 pm (UTC)
pickwick
Sep. 28th, 2008 11:33 pm (UTC)
Re: Fun! I've got the easy ones.
Yep! Hey Ho Let's Go is called Blitzkrieg Bop on the album I have, which is why I let it pass.

And it was a version of Be My Baby by Glasvegas, which is awesome.
astartesyriaca
Sep. 28th, 2008 11:37 pm (UTC)
Re: Fun! I've got the easy ones.
You are so right! I was thinking of the greatest hits I have, which is called "Hey ho, Lets go!" I'll have to find that version of Be My Baby...
pentane
Sep. 29th, 2008 12:43 am (UTC)
38: Joe Jackson "Is she really going out with him"

19: Weird Al "Saga Begins"

22: Pink Floyd "Time"

30: OMG I should know this one!

There's a few more that are nagging at me... meh.
pickwick
Sep. 29th, 2008 04:09 pm (UTC)
Yep, yep, yep, and I don't know if I'd have got 30 either, though it would have rung a bell!
dibsy
Sep. 29th, 2008 12:44 am (UTC)
Here are the ones I can get, though I didn't check which ones are already got. Sorry for the repetition, but I'm on a roll.

1 - End of the world as we know it, REM
7 - Sorted for Es and Whizz, Pulp
8 - Buffy the Musical, don't know the title
9 - Space oddity, Bowie, easy peasy ;-P
14 - Pop singers fear of the pollen count, Divine Comedy
18 - Song for whoever, the Beautiful south
22 - Time, Pink Floyd
26 - Superstar, The Carpenters (I have the Sonic Youth version which I am now playing)
27 - Killer Queen, Queen
40 - Anarchy in the UK, Sex Pistols
43 - Stan, Eminem. Or the dido track it was sampled from, the name of which escapes me.
49 - Strwaberry Fields, some popular beat combo.
pickwick
Sep. 29th, 2008 04:10 pm (UTC)
All right! And the Sonic Youth version of Superstar sounds intriguing, I will search it out.
dibsy
Sep. 29th, 2008 04:12 pm (UTC)
It is on the outrageously good album "If I were a Carpenter." All highly recommended, especially Shonen Knife's version of "Top of the World."
pickwick
Sep. 29th, 2008 04:33 pm (UTC)
Ah, I remember that coming out, yes! I'll look out for it.
thessalian
Sep. 29th, 2008 01:56 am (UTC)
5) Touch-a-Touch-a-Touch-a-Touch Me - Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack. (Which version have you got?)
30) Basket Case - Green Day
39) Runaway Train - Soundgarden
43) Could be 'Thank You' by Dido
45) She's Not There - Zombies? UK Subs?
46) Kiss The Girl - Little Mermaid OST

(Edit: Dude, I'm gonna have to do this one again...)

Edited at 2008-09-29 01:56 am (UTC)
pickwick
Sep. 29th, 2008 04:12 pm (UTC)
Yes to all except Dido - it was Stan, by Eminem, which samples the track. And I've got the Soul Asylum version of Runaway Train.

Rocky Horror - I've got the film soundtrack and the original cast soundtrack, I think, and the punk versions. Hee. I was listening to the punk Rose Tint My World last night.

And YAY, someone got the Little Mermaid one! I wasn't sure whether to put it in :D
thessalian
Sep. 29th, 2008 05:13 pm (UTC)
Runaway Train - that is what I meant. *headdesk* Gah.
'tea's gone cold' - *nod* That possibility had already been brought up, so I thought I'd provide the alternative just in case.
Rocky Horror - so many versions! Wow.
Little Mermaid - *giggle* That has a certain cool factor all its own, the fact that you've got that laying around.

As to the rest, I'd have got a lot more but others beat me to it. Woe.
san_valentine
Sep. 29th, 2008 02:02 am (UTC)
Some of the ones I know have already been guessed; here's some more

5. Rocky Horror Show - think it's Creature of the Night

23. K T Tunstall - Suddenly I see

39. Tracks of my tears - Smokey Robinson, I think

45. She's not there - Zombies or Santana
pickwick
Sep. 29th, 2008 04:13 pm (UTC)
39 is Runaway Train rather than Tracks of my Tears, but otherwise bang on!
sloopjonb
Sep. 29th, 2008 06:25 am (UTC)
13. is 24 Hour Garage People by the very great Half Man, Half Biscuit
44. is Get Myself Arrested by the very nearly great Gomez
50. is Wednesday Morning 3 a.m., a tautologous title from Simon (who is very very great) and Garfunkel (who wasn't).
pickwick
Sep. 29th, 2008 04:14 pm (UTC)
Hurray for HMHB! And yes, oll korrect.
dave_t_lurker
Sep. 29th, 2008 07:40 am (UTC)
1. End of the world as we know it, REM.
7. Sorted for Es and Wiz, Pulp.
19. Can't think of the title but it is to the tune of American Pie and is about Anakin Skywalker and is by Weird Al.
22. Time, Pink Floyd.
27. Killer Queen, Queen
35. Ghetto Super Star, Praz?
40. Anarchy in the UK, Sex pistols.
43. Stan, Eminem / The song Stan samples, Dido.
49. Strawberry fields, Beatles.
pickwick
Sep. 29th, 2008 04:14 pm (UTC)
Yep to all except Ghetto Superstar. The Anakin one is The Saga Begins by Weird Al.
zotz
Sep. 29th, 2008 08:56 am (UTC)
1. End of the world etc.
7. Sorted for Es and whizz
9. Space oddity
13. 24 hour garage people
21. Queer
30. Basket case
34. Blitzkrieg bop
38. Is she really going out with him (I believe this is officially the best first line ever)
40. Anarchy in the UK
45. She's not there
49. Strawberry fields.
san_valentine
Sep. 29th, 2008 01:10 pm (UTC)
"Is she really going out with him (I believe this is officially the best first line ever)"

It's a great line, but it's got a strong rival from The Teardrop Explodes: 'Bless my cotton socks, I'm in the news.'
pickwick
Sep. 29th, 2008 04:16 pm (UTC)
Yep! I never knew that was what the first line of Is She Really Going Out With Him said until I looked it up for this, I always sang "Pretty woman out walking down the middle of my street". The real words are much better, yeah!
endless_psych
Sep. 29th, 2008 10:50 am (UTC)
1. REM - end of the world as we know it
9. Space Oddity - Bowie
11. Love Rollercoaster - chillis
13.24 hour garage people - HMHB
19 The saga begins... - weird al
21. Queer- Garbage
23. Suddenly I see - KT Tunstall
27. Killer Queen - Queen
30. Basket case - greenday
34. Blitzkreig Bop - Ramones
35. Yellow - Coldplay?
40. God Save the Queen - Sex Pistols
42. Enteralterego - Terrorvision

A couple I am sure I do know but can't remember...
pickwick
Sep. 29th, 2008 04:17 pm (UTC)
Yep! Except it's Anarchy In The UK... The HMHB fans are coming out of the woodwork here, heh. And Terrorvision, too, hurrah! I'm going to see them next month...
garunya
Sep. 29th, 2008 10:59 am (UTC)
8. Walk Through the Fire - Once More with Feeling Soundtrack
17. Tear Me Down - Hedwig and the Angry Inch Soundtrack
39. Runaway Train - Soul Asylum
pickwick
Sep. 29th, 2008 04:18 pm (UTC)
Yep, yep, yep, and I'm so happy someone got Hedwig! I love Tear Me Down. Shuffle threw up Nailed for me too, but I didn't want to duplicate albums...
ciciaye
Sep. 29th, 2008 11:14 am (UTC)
5. I was feeling done in, couldn't win

'Creature of the Night' Rocky Horror Show

9. Ground Control to Major Tom (easiest one ever?)

'Major Tom' David Bowie

18. I love you from the bottom of my pencil case

'Song For Whoever' The Beautiful South

20. Aiaiaiai, feels like fire

'The Power of Love' Frankie Goes To Hollywood'

23. Her face is a map of the world

'Suddenly I See' by...er...I don't know who it's by. And it may not be called that either, for all I know...

45. Well no-one told me about her, the way she lied

'She's Not There' by...er...someone from the sixties. I may have got the title wrong too...

CCA
pickwick
Sep. 29th, 2008 04:27 pm (UTC)
Yay! I was expecting someone to get The Power Of Love earlier. All correct, 23 is KT Tunstall and 45 is The Zombies :)
redatt
Sep. 29th, 2008 04:02 pm (UTC)
It's kinda depressing that I only know "the easiest one ever" #9 and #40 which is surely close being the seconded easiest one ever.
pickwick
Sep. 29th, 2008 04:33 pm (UTC)
Hee. And yeah, it probably is...
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