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A Guessing Game
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Via serenejournal and micheinnz:

Put your music player on random.
Post the first line from 32 songs. (I'm going to limit this to stuff I like, because otherwise I won't be able to guess any of them. And I'd better leave out all the instrumental stuff, too.)
Let everyone guess what song and artist each line comes from.
Cross out the songs when someone guesses correctly.
Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is CHEATING!



1. Your eyes shine bright like a Jesus night light
2. Know the feeling / No strange reason
3. I have seen the fold / I have felt the biting cold
4. Gimme the ring, kissed and toll'd / Give me something that I missed
5. And so it happens / My thoughts grow meaningless and forgotten
6. Hiding something, love, you're hiding something
7. It's colder than before / The seasons took all they had come for
8. I see threes / You're tempting me / What a deal you see
9. He stands in the chill of night, with snow swirling down
10. No one could blame you for walking away
11. These bastards stole their power from the victims of the Us v. Them years
12. 'Twas a November Sunday / The breeze through the heather brought tidings of fear and alarm
13. I got a new life / you would hardly recognize me
14. Eleven oh nine / Later on
15. Tale as old as time, true as it can be
16. And the situation's over / It don't lie
17. Roll out of bed, look in the mirror, and wonder who you are
18. Who knows what kind of reality the soul occupies, and where it goes when the body ceases to function?
19. We're here where the daylight begins
20. I was stranded on a planet, just me and Spock
21. Come stop your crying, it'll be all right
22. I'd be lying if I said I was completely unscathed
23. Al jorn del Judici parrà qui haurà fet servici
24. I'm ready / I'm ready for the laughing gas
25. All my senses rebel
26. I know that I don't understand where my feelings roam
27. I remember her standing in the tall grass and cattails
28. What would you think if I sang out of tune?
29. What a drag it is getting old
30. How long did we sit here last night
31. My eyes resign dissolving vision
32. Morning in Paris / The city awakes

(And the number of these for which I knew the first line before hearing it? That would be four. Choruses, I know choruses.)
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28: "A Little Help from My Friends," the Beatles.

(Most of the others ring no bell at all.)

You lot are fast; I should have posted this while I'd be around for a while to score it!

You are correct.

I should know 15, and will be appropriately chastized when someone else says what it is, but ... waitaminute. It's not out of Beauty and the Beast, is it? It seems Disneyesque.

21 is also Disneyesque, Tarzan to be precise.
"You'll be in my heart" by Phil Collins.

Drat, someone got the beatles song.

You know I'm curious what mine would pull up. Hmm, I don't usually do memes, but...

13- The Sign, Ace of Base.

19- Harbor, Vienna Teng

I knew you'd get that one. :)

29: Mother's Little Helper, The Rolling Stones

7. VNV Nation, "Beloved"
10. Bowie, Labyrinth soundtrack... 'Down in the Underground'?
28. Beatles, "A Little Help from my Friends"

All correct. The title's just "Underground".

I played the VNV for brooksmoses right after and blamed you. ;)

15. Beauty and the Beast, and I can only hear Angela Lansbury's voice singing it. :-)

28. If it's "sang", then it's With a Little Help from My Friends, The Beatles

29. Arrrrrgh, I know this one!

Eek, a typo! Thanks for pointing that out. 15 and 28 are correct.

Of those not previously mentioned in comments, only #1 sounds familiar. And I can sing the song to you, but I can't think of the title.

Argh. I own this album. I've seen it performed in concert. I've listened to the song hundreds of times. The track right before it, Open Road Song, is one of my all-time favorites because it perfectly described my experiences with my first car.

Okay, I had to cheat and dig out the actual CD. Apparently it's called Jesus Nitelite. Cool.

Hmmm... you didn't Google, so I say that's not cheating.

I love Open Road Song. It is dangerous for me to listen to in the car if there's too much traffic.

4. This Corrosion, The Sisters Of Mercy
24. Zoo Station, U2

A winner is you! What a great icon you've got there.

Ain't it just. And it's the man at his smokin' hottest.

Everything I knew has been guessed, but I am apparently the only person who thinks of Joe Cocker before The Beatles when seeing the lyrics to "Witha Little Help From My Friends".

What can I say? I grew up watching The Wonder Years; his is the version I know best.

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