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rosa_acicularis ([personal profile] rosa_acicularis) wrote2011-11-11 09:31 am
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name that tune meme, now with added tunes.

More procrastination! Stolen from two excellent dudettes, [ profile] eponymous_rose and [ profile] tardis_stowaway. Gnarly!

(Gnarly is good, right? It's hard to be hip with the kids, these days.)

1. Open up your music player. Hit shuffle.
2. Record the first few lines of the first thirty songs that come up that do not give away the name of the song. Skip instrumentals, but don't skip the embarrassing ones.
3. Make hapless LJ denizens guess the song names and artists. Google is cheating. For musical songs, the name of the musical is acceptable in place of the artist.
4. Least hapless LJ denizen wins admiration. That's right, just like a lobbyist in budget season, the points don't matter.

1. Now the reason we're here, as man and woman
Is to love each other, take care of each other.
When love walks in the room, everybody stand up.
Oh, it's good, good, good,
Like Brigitte Bardot!

Message of Love, The Pretenders. Got by [ profile] earlgreytea68

2. What I’m searching for – to tell it straight, I’m trying to build a wall.
Walking by myself down avenues that reek of time to kill.

3. When I was a little girl, only about twelve years old
I couldn’t do nothing to save my doggone soul.
My mama told me the day I was grown,
She said, ‘Sing the blues, child, sing them from now on.’

4. I wandered around and finally found the somebody who
Could make me be true, could make me be blue,
And even be glad just to be sad thinking of you.

It Had to Be You, Harry Nilsson. Got by [ profile] eponymous_rose and [ profile] chicklet73.
5. I’ve been waiting for you, my dear, I’ve been waiting for you
Over valleys and mountains, it helps to keep counting the days.
And last night felt kind of strange, my dear, last night felt kind of strange,
All the blankets and sheets and the lies through your teeth that I fell through.

6. You like snow, but only if it’s warm.
You like rain, but only if it’s dry.
There’s no sentimental value to the rose that fell on your floor;
There’s no fundamental excuse for the granted I’m taken for.

Wake Up, Alanis Morrisette. Got by[ profile] tricksterquinn.
7. I went walking the other day
Everything was going fine
I met a little boy named Billy Joe
And then almost lost my mind. 

Mama Said, The Shirelles. Got by [ profile] shippygrl.
8. My gears they grind more each day
And I feel like they’re going to grind away.
And the city blocks, they drive me wild
The never-ending mile after mile.

9. It’s like forgetting the words to your favorite song –
You can’t believe it, you were always singing along.
It was so easy, and the words so sweet.
You can’t remember; you try to feel the beat.

Eet, Regina Spektor. Got by [ profile] eponymous_rose.
10. I want you to know that I’m happy for you.
I wish nothing but the best for you both.
Another version of me, is she perverted like me?
Would she go down on you in a theater?

You Oughta Know, Alanis Morrisette. Got by [ profile] eponymous_rose and [ profile] chicklet73.
11. You think I’m pretty without any makeup on
You think I’m funny when I tell the punch line wrong
I know you get me, so I let my walls come down.

Teenage Dream, Katy Perry (and Darren Criss!). Got by [ profile] ghostrunner7[ profile] ghostrunner7.
12. I rode my bicycle past your window last night
I roller-skated to your door at daylight.
It almost seems like you’re avoiding me;
I’m okay alone, but you’ve got something I need.

13. I woke up this morning, a funny taste in my head,
Spackled some butter over my whole grain bread.
Something tastes different, maybe it’s my tongue
Something tastes different, suddenly I’m not so young.

Die Alone, Ingrid Michaelson. Guessed by [ profile] gladdecease.
14. Pass me that lovely little gun
My dear, my darling one.
The cleaners are coming, one by one
You don't even want to let them start.

O Children, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Got by [ profile] mylittlepwny.
15. What is this that I can’t see
With ice-cold hands takin’ hold of me.
Well, I am Death, none can excel
I’ll open the door to heaven or hell.

O Death, traditional, Ralph Stanley. Got by [ profile] ghostrunner7.
16. A cooling system burns out in the Ukraine
Trees and umbrellas protect us from the new rain
Armies of engineers to analyze the soil
The food we contemplate
The water that we boil

17. Margaret, are you grieving
Over Goldengrove unleaving, by and by.
Leaves, like the things of man, you with your fresh thoughts care for.
Can you as your heart grows older, it will come to such sights much colder
By and by, nor spare a sigh, by and by.

Spring and Fall: To a Young Child, by Natalie Merchant and Gerard Manly Hopkins. Guessed by [ profile] uwsannajane.
18. My grandma and your grandma were sitting by the fire
My grandma told your grandma, ‘I’m gonna set your flag on fire.’

Iko Iko, The Dixie Cups. Got by [ profile] annissag and [ profile] chicklet73.

19. Cause my life's so perfectly funny, that is till it's not.
And we'll be so stupidly happy, till the cannonball drops.
And my dreams are ever so tempting, until they go pop pop...
Chances are that our love is now utterly thoroughly shot.

Perfectly Perfect, Elizabeth and the Catapault. Got by [ profile] mylittlepwny.

20. Was an early morning yesterday, I was up before the dawn.
And I really have enjoyed my stay, but I must be moving on.
Like a king without a castle, like queen without a throne,
I’m an early morning lover, and I must be moving on.

21. When I met you, I didn’t know what to do.
I was tired, I was hungry, I fight.
Now I'm away, I write home everyday,
And I see you on the TV at night.

22. Will you evermore tie up my hair with velvet bows?
Will you evermore pull out the splinters from my toes?
I don’t think so.

23. Whenever I’m with him
Something inside starts to burning
And I’m filled with desire.
Could it be a devil in me,
Or is this the way love’s supposed to be?

Heat Wave, Martha and the Vandellas. Got by [ profile] annissag.
24. Now that the furniture’s returning to its Goodwill home,
With dishes in last week’s paper,
Rumors and elections,
Crosswords, our unending wars.
The black on our fingers smeared the ink on every door pulled shut
Now that the last month's rent is scheming with the damage deposit.

25. I am a lone wolf, a beauty and a beast,
Both hunter and hunted, soft tongue and sharp teeth.
I’m toned from my travels, yet raw from this road,
As I drink from storm puddles, and the stories I’m told.

26. Hold on you've gotta wait just a minute.
See the cookie jar
I've got my hand caught in it -
Just let me try and explain.

27. She’s not a slave to the nine to five day
She’s not a working girl.
She’s not afraid of what her friends might say
She lives in a different world.
She’s got her own life, got her own mind.
She’s nobody’s good wife, not a concubine.

28. Oh, for the sake of momentum
I’ve allowed my fears to get larger than life
And it’s brought me to my current agendum,  
Whereupon I deny fulfillment has yet to arrive.

Momentum, Aimee Mann. Got by [ profile] eponymous_rose.

29. We are two mariners, our ship’s soul survivors, in this belly of a whale.  
Its ribs are ceiling beams, its guts are carpeting – I guess we have some time to kill.

The Mariner's Revenge, The Decemberists. Got by [ profile] mylittlepwny.
30. We dancing free, but we stuck here on the ground
And everybody trying to figure they way out.
Hey hey hey, all we ever wanted to say
Was chased, erased, and then thrown away
And day to day we live in a daze.

This meme did not fully expose my occasionally ridiculous taste in music, and for that I apologize.
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[personal profile] annissamazing 2011-11-11 05:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh man... my knowledge of music is apparently shamefully lacking.

#18 is Iko Iko, though I can't for the life of me remember who sang it. I think it was a cover when I heard it when I was a kid.

#23 is Heat Wave. Again, no idea who sang it.

...and that's all I know.

[identity profile] 2011-11-11 05:28 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm so glad someone got Iko Iko! My version is by the Dixie Cups, but I know it's been covered many, many times. Heat Wave is by the ever-wonderful Martha and the Vandellas.

Well done!

[identity profile] 2011-11-11 05:25 pm (UTC)(link)
11 is Teenage Dream, by Katy Perry, god, its embarrassing that I know that, and 15 is Oh, Death, which is traditional, not sure which version you have.

[identity profile] 2011-11-11 05:31 pm (UTC)(link)
Ahaha, 11. My version is performed by Darren Criss from Glee, but I'm not sure if that makes it more or less embarrassing for me. ;)

I have two versions of O Death, actually, but the one that came up was Ralph Stanley's from O Brother, Where Art Thou.

[identity profile] 2011-11-11 06:13 pm (UTC)(link)
I actually have both the Katy Perry version and the Glee version. How embarrassing is that?

[identity profile] 2011-11-11 06:42 pm (UTC)(link)
I think at that point it circles back around from embarrassing to awesome again.

[identity profile] 2011-11-11 05:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Ooh, fun!

#4 is "It Had To Be You". Is it the Harry Connick Jr. version?

#10 is "You Oughta Know" by Alanis Morrisette

#18 is "Iko Iko", but I do not know the artist. *hangs head*

I'm very interested to find out what the rest are...

[identity profile] 2011-11-11 05:40 pm (UTC)(link)
#4 happened to be Harry Nilsson, not Harry Connick, but I have that version somewhere, too...

Iko Iko gets covered a lot as well, but my version is by the Dixie Cups.

I'm very interested to find out what the rest are...

After a bit, I'll put up the names and artists of the ones no one gets. Some are a little obscure (or just hard to get from the lyrics alone) but they are some of my favorites. ;)
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[personal profile] annissamazing 2011-11-11 05:46 pm (UTC)(link)
I cannot believe I missed #10. So embarrassed! :D

[identity profile] 2011-11-11 06:04 pm (UTC)(link)

She's going to write an entire album about it, and it will be AWESOME.
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[personal profile] annissamazing 2011-11-11 06:36 pm (UTC)(link)
I can't wait to find out what we did together in a theater!

[identity profile] 2011-11-11 05:34 pm (UTC)(link)
4 is "It Had to Be You" - Billie Holiday? Sinatra? Some other cover?

9 is "Eet" by Regina Spektor

10 is "You Oughta Know" by Alanis Morissette

28 is "Momentum" by Aimee Mann

Aaand... that's all I've got!

[identity profile] 2011-11-11 05:42 pm (UTC)(link)
Yay, you got the Regina and Aimee Mann! (And the other two, obviously. I'm just particularly glad about those.) I thought the Eet lyrics were remarkably apropos for this meme. ;)

[identity profile] 2011-11-11 05:48 pm (UTC)(link)
14 - O Children, Nick Cave
19 - Perfectly Perfect! By someone I don't know but I GOT THE TITLE RIGHT SO THAT'S WORTH SOMETHING
29 - The Mariner's Revenge, The Decemberists

I knew the Regina one too but someone else got there before me fair and square, gdi. STEALING THIS BRB.

[identity profile] 2011-11-11 06:06 pm (UTC)(link)

Perfectly Perfect is by Elizabeth and the Catapult, and they are amazingness. True story.

[identity profile] 2011-11-11 05:51 pm (UTC)(link)
6: Alanis Morissette - Wake Up (I did have to look at my playlist to remember the name, is that cheating? I was singing a stupid amount of the song without help...)

10: Also Alanis, that one is You Oughta Know. Digging the Alanis. ;)

I enjoyed these, though I'm a little distressed those were all I knew!

[identity profile] 2011-11-11 06:07 pm (UTC)(link)
*engages you in a Jagged Little Pill high five*

[identity profile] 2011-11-11 07:21 pm (UTC)(link)
The only ones I knew on here have already been guessed, oh well. However, I am highly amused that there is one song on here that is on both of our lists, but which nobody has yet guessed on mine. (I perhaps should have quoted an extra line or two.)

[identity profile] 2011-11-11 09:10 pm (UTC)(link)
I don't know whether to be horrified or amused that I completely missed that song on your list.
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[personal profile] gladdecease 2011-11-11 09:15 pm (UTC)(link)
Huh, nobody knew 13 is "Die Alone"? That surprises me. That was the only one I recognized, aside from Katy Perry. Artist's name escapes me... Ingrid something? Oddly pretty song.

[identity profile] 2011-11-12 07:00 am (UTC)(link)
Yep, 13 is Die Alone by Ingrid Michaelson. It's one of my favorites of hers. Well spotted!

[identity profile] 2011-11-11 09:39 pm (UTC)(link)
I spent ages and ages staring at #27, convinced I knew it, and then my resolve broke and I googled it and no, no, it's really not what I thought it was. The only one I managed to guess was Katy Perry, and that doesn't count. ALAS.

[identity profile] 2011-11-12 07:06 am (UTC)(link)
#27 is a fantastic song, but as far as I know, the artist is pretty obscure. I'm only familiar with him because I saw him perform at a coffee house when I was, like, thirteen, and I bought his CD - which I still cherish to this day. He's a folk singer named Cliff Eberhardt, and he's a pretty much a badass.

[identity profile] 2011-11-11 10:42 pm (UTC)(link)
Posting before I read the other comments - #17 is the first half of Gerard Manley Hopkins's Spring and Fall: To a Young Child." But. Did someone record it as a song or do you have an audio version of the poem? Hmmm.

[identity profile] 2011-11-12 07:16 am (UTC)(link)
I'm impressed you caught that! Natalie Merchant recently did an album called Leave Your Sleep, which is entirely made up of songs she adapted from 19th and 20th century poetry about childhood. It is awesome.

[identity profile] 2011-11-12 12:11 am (UTC)(link)
#1 is "Message of Love" - the Pretenders

[identity profile] 2011-11-12 07:16 am (UTC)(link)

[identity profile] 2011-11-12 12:41 am (UTC)(link)
is #7 Mama Said There'd Be Days Like This?

[identity profile] 2011-11-12 07:17 am (UTC)(link)
It surely is!