Friday, January 02, 2009

iTunes meme

Okay, everyone, there are some clues for you down among the unsolved songs. This was fun!!! May be I should do a Name That Tune day every week (only one song at a time though!).

I saw this over at Aimee's blog and it seemed like fun, so I thought I'd try it, too because it's a new year and I'm all about plagiarism stealing content borrowing to make my life easier. ;) But one thing that has bothered me about doing this one is that there are about 2 people who read this regularly, so how long do I give this till I just put the answers up? Am I setting myself up for embarrassment? Will anyone participate in this meme? My insecurity is showing.

Here are the rules: You put your song player (in my case iTunes since my iPod hasn't been charged in ages-don't tell Scott) on shuffle and you type out the opening lyrics (unless they reveal the name of the song). Aimee did 15 songs, the meme originally said 25. We'll see what I feel like doing.

Can you name some? Can you name one? If so, leave your answers (songs and artists) in the comments. Now that I'm done, I going to say good luck. Some of these are HARD! I have kids music in here, too, and one song is not even sung by a real person (well, technically, it's the voice of a real person, but the song is not performed by a human being). One artist appears twice.

Special thanks to for being there so I could cut and paste a lot of these words.

January 3: I'll give it till tomorrow night ( January 4) and I'll start putting up some clues. I cross-posted this on my facebook profile. Scott's answers were from facebook. Please don't think I'm all smug and know the answers because if I hadn't written this all up and kept a list, I couldn't get half of them right.
  1. But it's all right now. I learned my lesson well. You see, you can't please everyone, so you got to please yourself. (This is from the refrain since the opening line gives away the title.) Garden Party by Rick Nelson, kudos to Scott and Marguerite!
  2. We said we'd walk together and become one in the night. And come the twilight should we lose our way. And as we're walking and your hand should slip away well I would wait forever... "If I should fall behind," by Bruce Springsteen, go on Marguerite!
  3. Keys cut, three for the price of one. Nothing's free but guaranteed for a lifetime's use. I've changed the locks and you can't have one. You, you know the other two. Marguerite called it: "Star me Kitten" by REM
  4. Oh Yeah! All right! Are you gonna be in my dreams-tonight? "The end" by the Beatles. Good work, Scott and Marguerite!
  5. You fell down of course and then you got up of course and started over. Forgot my name of course and then you started to remember. This act's frontman does a lot of side work which has taken a up a lot of his time lately. They have a colorful name.
  6. (song title repeated 4 times) I don't care what they they say. I don't care what they they do. I don't care what they they say. (Song title) Oh yeah! This is a song from the '70's. Think Rerun and his tape recorder. And The Lord.
  7. Long time, no see. Showtime for you and me. So fine, so good. We're on the road like you knew we would. First night so long. State of mind: What can go wrong? This group is sometime happy sometimes sad. You just don't know with them.
  8. (Song title) in the way she moves attracts me like no other lover. (song title) in the way that she woos me. Don't want to leave her now, better believe and how. Yes, Aimee, this is Something, written by George Harrison (which I do have), but my computer picked the cover by Sinatra.
  9. (song title 2x) You can stand me up at the gates of hell but (song title) well, I'll stand my ground, won't be turned around, no (song title) Aimee gets it again: "I won't back down" by Tom Petty
  10. (song title in French 4x) Hans plays with Lottie, Lottie plays with Jane, Jane plays with Willie, Willie is happy again. Scott got "Games without frontiers" by Peter Gabriel
  11. Down the street you can hear her scream, "You're a disgrace!" as she slams the door in his drunken face and now he stands outside and all the neighbors start to gossip and drool. Scott got "castles in the Sand," by Jimi Hendrix.
  12. I would swallow my pride, I would choke on the rinds, But the lack thereof would leave me empty inside.This is "inside Out" by Eve 6 guessed by Scott.
  13. I went to a weekend fair, met someone while I was there. We put flowers in our hair and rode the (song title). Marguerite guessed my favorite Dan Zanes song, "Wonder Wheel."
  14. There are windows on the water Lighting up the silver strand
    Shining on the sea Shining on the sea And the ocean's just a player On an old piano Who repeats one melody Who repeats one melody One of the members of this band (which has a shifting lineup and name) is an unlikely father.
  15. You'll remember me when the west wind moves
    Upon the fields of barley. You'll forget the sun in his jealous sky...
    Indeed, Aimee, "Fields of Gold" by Sting, but not the only Gordon Sumner song on the list.
  16. You'll never see--the courage I know. Its colours' richness won't appear within your view. I'll never glow--the way that you glow.
    Your presence dominates the judgments made on you. This is a song by a girl who's really angsty. And fruity.
  17. The sun rises to another day. My constitution keeps changing
    'Til it slips away. So I lie awake and stare. My mind thinking, just wandering does anybody care? The group is something to believe in.
  18. If the night turned cold And the stars looked down
    And you hug yourself On the cold, cold ground
    You wake the morning In a stranger's coat No one would you see (colors in this sentence are a clue to the artist's identity-and it's NOT Charlie Brown. Think insect. )
    Yes, Marguerite: "It's probably me" by Sting. Rob is probably kicking himself for not getting that one!
  19. Everytime I feel alone and slightly blue, that's when I begin to think just what I'd like to start to do. And even though it might not be the kind of thing that's quite your cup of tea, I recommend you pay attention to the little dance you're gonna see.This is your song presented by a non-human. This Song From the Street is (indirectly) about his favorite animals.
  20. You can dance ev'ry dance with the guy who gave you the eye, let him hold you tight. You can smile ev'ry smile for the man who holds your hand 'neath the pale moonlight. Aimee got "Save the last dance for me" this version by the Drifters
  21. I've seen the Rolling Stones, forgot about Johnny Rotten, saw the Who back in '69. Saw Bobby Seal talkin' to the Panthers, sayin' just what he had on his mind. Yes, Rob via Aimee guesses "Stand for Something," by John Mellencamp.
  22. I will be kind won't be so cruel I will be sweet I will be true
    The pains of love you'll quickly learn Are soon to heat and quick to burn. This song is from a solo album of a big-lipped classic rocker who is still on the road.
  23. (This is the chorus:) Yes, I've finally found a reason Don't need an excuse I've got this time on my hands You are the one to abuse Scott correctly identified "Touch Peel and stand" by Days of the new, which he says, "was on ALL the time when I would be driving down rt. 309 from DeSales to come see" me.
  24. So long ago. Was it in a dream? Was it just a dream? I know, yes I know. It seemed so very real, seemed so real to me. I'm giving you this one, Marguerite, the name of the song is technically "#9 dream," by John Lennon.
  25. Oh, a storm is threat'ning My very life today. If I don't get some shelter Oh yeah, I'm gonna fade away. Scott guessed "Gimme Shelter" by the Rolling Stones...and is correct!


Aimee said...

Dude! These ARE hard! :)

#8: Something - The Beatles (or just Paul from his live US tour album - we have both)

#9: Won't Back Down - Tom Petty

#15: Fields of Gold - Sting (my husband would leave me if I didn't get the Sting song)

#20: Save the Last Dance - can't remember who sings the original

Barb, sfo said...

OK, those are so hard I only knew 2 of the ones Aimee got. The rest are total mysteries to me.

MamaK said...

Hey Amy- Your insecurity got this lurker to blog--- but I'm absolutely no help on any music related stuff. Sorry! I did recognize the Sting song once someone said it was Sting :) Good luck... Kristi

Marguerite said...

Ok I think I actually know some of these:
1. Garden Party by Rick Nelson
2. If I should Fall Behind by Bruce Springsteen
4. The end by the Beatles(technically Lennon Mccartney)
13. Wonder wheel by Dan Zane

Aimee said...

Rob says he thinks #21 is "You've Got to Stand for Something" by John Mellencamp -not sure if it was during his "Cougar" phase or not ;)

Marguerite said...

I'm back for part 2 now that I have church music out of my head

3. Star Me Kitten by REM(which is now stuck in my head)

18. it's probably me-Sting(can't believe I missed that one)

24. Dream-John Lennon

Marguerite said...

one more before i go to Disney-i heard this one on my ipod last night
17. Illusion by Creed(side note-when I was pregnant with Alec they had just come out with Arms Wide Open and we danced to it and it still makes me cry)

Michael said...

#22 - Mick Jagger, Brand New Set of Rules