Friday, June 6, 2008

Friday Fun - Name that Tune!

Happy Friday my dear readers. I have created a nice distraction for you. Below are 20 song lyrics. Some obscure, some not so. If all of them get answered properly, I will put your names in a hat and one of you will win valuable prizes. * Hey, let's not cheat. I actually pulled each and every one of these lyrics out of my brain. But, with my passionate devotion to all things music I will vouch for their accuracy. * As I am kind and nurturing (like a duck, right AG? :) ) I have no rules other than no cheating. If you feel you want to get all fancy and do title and artist, be my guest. Otherwise, title is ok. A little side bar - whoever gets #8 right I will marry. This is one of my most favorite songs ever, by my most favorite band to see live. Play on, players:
  1. Won't you lay me down in the tall grass - and let me do my stuff
  2. Frank Zappa and the mothers - were at the best place around
  3. Busted flat in baton rouge - headin' for the trains - feeling nearly faded as my jeans
  4. Which one of us is right - If we always fight - Why can't we just let love decide
  5. Like the boys - When they're out there - walkin the streets - may compete
  6. The third time I saw lightning strike - It hit me in bed
  7. Remembering once - out on the beaches we wore - pineapple grass bracelets
  8. Well now he'll be your thing that's new - yeah, whatever I have you can borrow
  9. Trapped in myself - body my holding cell
  10. See it in everything you do - even in your thoughts
  11. And it won't matter now - whatever happens to me
  12. Think about how many - times I have fallen - spirits are using me, larger voices callin'
  13. Peaches come from a can - they were put there by a man - in a factory downtown
  14. Take it off, the paper is your game - you jump in bed with fame
  15. They used to talk about the weather - making plans together
  16. By a lonely prison wall - I heard a young man calling - nothing matters Mary when you're free
  17. You played a track from your record collection - It's your mix, congratulations
  18. Every girl wants you to be her man - but I'll wait my dear 'til it's my turn
  19. I ain't got many friends left to talk to - no one's around when I'm in trouble
  20. I went to a party last Saturday night - I told you that story I'd be alright

Damn it! I can't get these stupid flowers to be numbers!! There's 20 of them, please give me the number when you give your answer.....sorry!

Good Luck!


Shannon Erin said...

3. Me and Bobby McGee (sp?), Janis Joplin
15. Chains of Love, Erasure
20. Kiss Me Deadly, Lita Ford

These were really super hard.

Von said...

Shannon Dearest - YEs, Yes, and yes. Are you being sarcastic??

Shannon Erin said...

Not the ones I guessed, but the other seventeen are hard. It's too early in the day for sarcasm. :)

billy pilgrim said...

dang it, I can even SING #2, but it doesn't come to mind....

#6 is Why Can't I Be You? by the Cure.

# 13 is Peaches from Presidents of teh United States of America....

billy pilgrim said...

ahh, gawd, I googled the lyrics to #2.

[banging head on table]

How could I have missed that one?

Anonymous said...

Good god. I couldn't get a single one. This is a brilliant idea VON!

Von said...

BP - You googled #2, but you have yet to Name it....#6, right band, wrong Song retry? #13 - You are correct sir. You so far have only 1 entry in hat for valuable prizes....
OPB - Thanks!! I think this will be a recurring game on this page. I have an extensive library of lyrics in my little brain!

Adorable Girlfriend said...

AG did not read any of the comments, but AG knows a few of these. AG just, no JUST, sat down at her desk. I'll respond shortly.

BP, Fish, and Brando can tear this contest up!

billy pilgrim said...

i figgered gazoogling would be illegal.

Gah. How did I screw up #6? It's Hot Hot Hot, of course. I got the right album, at least. One of my favorites.

#2 is Deep Purple, Smoke On The Water.

Your favorite is Sister Hazel, but a used the Great Gazoogle on that one too, because I don't have any familiarity with them....

Von said...

AG - Looking forward to your guesses!
BP - YOu are correct on Hot Hot Hot, also on Smoke on the Water. Hm - Gooooogle gave away my Sister Hazel. YOu didn't name the song though, but there are no rules, so I guess I will have to marry you, as I promised to marry the one who named #8.
AG - Where are Fish and Brando? Tell them to come on over and play!!

Lauren said...

Okay, a couple of these were already guessed, but...

3 Me And Bobby Magee, Janis Joplln
10 The Right Stuff, New Kids on the Block (oh god I'm so ashamed)
11 Something's Always Wrong, Toad the Wet Sprocket
12 Southern Cross, Crosby, Stills & Nash
13 Peaches, Presidents of the United States of America

Sweet list, Von!

Lauren said...

Argh, wait. That Toad the Wet Sprocket at #11 is "All I Want," not "Something's Always Wrong."


Von said...

Lauren - YOu are very quick, grasshopper! You are in the running for valuable prizes! Your re-try on Toad is correct :)

Brando said...

I am ashamed to say I didn't figure any of these out except Peaches. I am really bad with lyrics -- I'm much better at recognizing music than lyrics.

Cool idea, though, Von, I hope you do it again.

Von said...

Thanks Brando! I'm thinking of creating a Name that tune list once a month-ish!

Adorable Girlfriend said...

Brando, I am so very disappointed. :)

1. Peaches by the Presidents of the USA
2. Crazy Bitch by Buckcherry
3. Chains of Love by Erasure
4. DK
5. Down by 311
6. The Tide is High by Blondie
7. DK
8. Kiss me Deadly by Lita Ford

I hope I got the #s correctly, it was hard to count them and think of the answers. (I cannot walk and chew gum at the same time.)

Von said...

Reason # 2159 whY I LOVE AG! You got them all correct, AND you knew the Buck Cherry song. So impressed. I am SO impressed!

Adorable Girlfriend said...

Crap. I actually missed a bunch of them because I didn't scroll up and see them as I writing down the answers. Man.

Von said...

Excuses, excuses. We'll see how you do next time.