Friday, April 25, 2008

Music and Lyrics meme

I can't find an appropriate book/LP cover for Phil Sr.'s meme-- so here's a different one, as seen everywhere. I skipped instrumentals that came up, as well as incredibly obscure things, like my sister's high school a cappella group's CD. Oh, and if the track is from a Broadway musical, I give the first line of the song, not spoken dialogue. Fun!
Step 1: Put your MP3 player or whatever on random.
Step 2: Post the first line from the first 25 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing the song.
Step 3: Post and let everyone you know guess what song and artist the lines come from.
Step 4: Strike through when someone gets them right.

1. I can hear so much in your sighs.
2. When they poured across the border I was cautioned to surrender.
3. Johnny guitar, my restless lover.
4. shiny shiny shiny boots of leather.
5. Living is a dream, when you make it seem...
6. If a man gets personal, wants you to have your fun
7. I want to walk you home
8. Yesterdays, yesterdays, days I knew as happy sweet...
9. My lover's gone.
10. In the beginning you really loved me.
11. So okay, last night, we were supposed to be here last night, and you're late!
12. The wall is high, the black barn, the babe in my arms in her swaddling clothes...
13. Voodoo lady, shake-a-that stick and drivin' me crazy.
14. Havin' your brains out goin' with the other one. [can't guarantee the accuracy of that!]
15. "Honey I Ain't Got No Job" overlapping with "Where I was born everything was dull and dingy"
16. Return to me, oh my dear I'm so lonely.
17. I'm not wearing underwear today, no I'm not wearing underwear today.
18. With my eyes wide open, I'm dreaming...
19. Sleigh bells ring, are you listening...
20. Devil or angel, I can't make up my mind.
21. All my people in the crowd, grab a partner...
22. I don't know why this world keeps turning round and round...
23. "Do you love me?" "Do I what?"
24. There's an old friend that I once heard say...
25. Stop, slow down baby, slow down baby...

9 comments:

Nicole said...

Yay Avenue Q and Fiddler! I'm impressed.

Dan B. said...

Nicole has already already gotten the musicals. 20, though is Devil or Angel by Bobby Vee, so I'm glad my youth spent with the oldies station has paid off.

PMG said...

Well done, well done! My particular version of "Devil or Angel" is actually by the Clovers, but close enough!

cpo said...

4. Venus in furs

Rebecca said...

I had to look up No. 12 just to make sure it wasn't from Menotti's The Medium, LOL.

I finally have you in my Reader feed, so all is right with my blogging world. ;-)

Scott said...

#8, "Yesterdays" sung by Ella Fitzgerald. BTW, I've continued the meme.

Rebecca said...

Do make sure to post the answers, I'm terribly curious about some of them. I also have continued the meme.

PMG said...

Ha, #12 totally could have been The Medium --I'm talking a little about it in my Bernstein chapter, and the recording is iTunes at the moment. I'll post the answers in a bit, I guess.

The recording of "Yesterdays" that came up is actually a version done by the Ink Spots. But close enough! You can tell this meme was originally created by someone who mostly listens to more recent pop music--if one's iTunes is filled with pop music from the 40s and 50s, it doesn't work so well.

Matthew said...

#24 is Aretha's cover of "A Change Is Gonna Come," I think.