Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Man, I listen to an odd mix of music..

Yet another fun meme via Gwen. (updated 29 June with missing song titles added)

The Rules

Step 1: Put your iPod/MP3 player or iTunes on random.

Step 2: Post the first line(s) from the first 20 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing the song.

Step 3: Post it on your blog and let everyone guess what song and artist the lines come from.

Step 4: Update the list with the song title when someone guesses correctly. (I will identify any unguessed songs by next week some time.)

Step 5: Make your guesses by leaving a comment or sending me email. You have to identify both title and artist, and you're not allowed to Google any of these, either.

1. Hello, hello, hello, is there anybody in there? [Buffy: "Comfortably Numb" by Scissor Sisters]

2. Raise a little hell , raise a little hell, raise a little hell! (Man, these are tough, eh?) [Heather: "Raise A Little Hell" by Trooper]

3. It's been one week since you looked at me. [Aaron: "One Week" by Barenaked Ladies]

4. Four o'clock in the morning, my mind's filled with a thousand thoughts of you. [Le Chat: "Last Thing On My Mind" by Ronan Keating and LeAnn Rimes]

5. A lovestruck Romeo sings a streets a serenade [Kobrinsky: "Romeo & Juliet" by Dire Straits]

6. It's pretty good, the wine, the way that we look ["Used To Be Alright" by I Mother Earth]

7. I didn't hear you leave, I wonder how am I still here ["Here With Me" by Dido]

8. Come to my window [Aaron: "Come To My Window" by Melissa Ethridge]

9. Hey now, where you going with that load of nothing in your hand [Jocelyne: "Going Down To Liverpool" by The Bangles]

10. Touch me, how can it be, believe me [Lady Librarian: "The Sun Always Shines On TV" by Aha]

11. Drove downtown in the rain [Aaron: "Brian Wilson" by Barenaked Ladies]

12. She calls me from the cold ["Shimmer" by Fuel]

13. Hello, I saw you, I know you, I knew you [Stinkydog: "Pop Song 89" by REM]

14. Once upon a time, not so long ago, Tommy used to work on the docks [Aaron: "Livin' On A Prayer" by Bon Jovi]

15. I took my love and I took it down [Gwen: "Landslide" by Dixie Chicks]

16. As he sat down upon the train, silence settled in his brain [Le Chat: "Runaway Train" by Blue Rodeo]

17. Today is gonna be the day that they're gonna throw it back to you [Aaron: "Wonderwall" by Oasis]

18. We've got stars directing our fate [Buffy: "Millenium" by Robbie Williams]

19. Little ditty about Jack and Diane [Gwen: "Jack and Diane" by John Cougar Mellencamp]

20. Now there's a backseat lover that's always under cover [Sarah: "Walk This Way" by Run-DMC]

I'm a little embarassed by some of that, but I'm going to power through the shame. And it's amusing how many of them are SO FREAKING EASY!


Heather "Tails" Taylor said...

Not to take away from Alice's game, but I've done it too! Why don't you take a gander on me dears...

Lady Librarian said...

Hello there, my guess is that #10 is AHA 'The Sun Always Shines on TV'. You may send me my prize through the post. Thank you.

Alice said...

Abby, you are correct! Well played!

Anonymous said...

Wow, no one has identified number 19.....kinda sad or melancholy or even Mellancampy.......grrr cougar......

Alice said...

Well, Anonymous, I hope you don't think that counts as a right answer.

Gwen said...

15. "Landslide", either by Stevie Nicks or the Dixie Chicks

19. "Jack and Diane" John Cougar Mellencamp

Alice said...

Sucks to be you Anonymous! Gwen got it.

Nice work Gwen - for some reason I didn't think anyone would get Landslide.

Brad said...

I've jumped on this bandwagon too...

Stinkydog said...

#13 is the Pop Song by REM

Alice said...

Thank you Stinkydog! I thought that one was really obvious - I couldn't believe it took so long!

Stinkydog said...

I knew it because I'm old. :) And you were right on mine, btw.

Le Chat said...

I'm an intruder here and embarassed that I know the answer to No.4 but I do:
Ronan Keating, Last thing on My mind.
Let's hope no-one I know ever visits here or my head will forever be hung in shame!
Good game anyway.

Alice said...

Ha! Le Chat, you are correct! And there's no need for you to be embarassed. I'm the one that has this on my iPod!

Anonymous said...

My Guess for #9 is either the waves (maybe ft katrina??) or the bangles: going down to liverpool.

have to say... i know you're all brit now, and by association have to love robbie williams, but i want to murder any song written about the millenium. Except Prince's 1999. 'Cause that's different.


Le Chat said...

Oooh, I'm on a roll here. Is there a prize? I was in the pub earlier and heard no.16. Couldn't think at first why the words were familiar but then I remembered your little game. Much to the embarrassment of my girlfriend, I went up and asked the bloke who had put it on the jukebox, what it was.
Anyway, No 16 is Blue Rodeo and Runaway Train. Well, I hope it is and he wasn't taking the piss.