Friday, February 20, 2009

A Music Quiz Meme

Alternate Title: Do You Listen to the Same Music As Me?

I'm feeling a bit yucky this morning because of a cold so here is something that didn't require much thought on my part.  Here are the first lines of the first 15 songs to come up on the giant iTunes playlist we have called "Julia's Favorite Songs". Your job is to guess the song title and/or artist without consulting Google.

  1. Skip the cloak and dagger bit
    Don't you know we're sick of it?
    As much as I would like to stay
    The message light just blinks away
  2. What's with these homies dissing my girl?
    Why do they gotta front?
  3. Sometimes I feel like I don't know
    Sometimes I feel like checkin' out
    I want to get it wrong
    Can't always be strong
  4. He was tied to the bed with a [song title] in one hand,
    In the other, a great lost novel that,
    I understand, was returned with a stamp
    That said, "Thank you for your interest, young man."
  5. Now the rain comes down the windows and it
    Drops onto the forehead of the waiting boy
    He surveys his rental kingdom and he
    Wonders if he's really lost his one joy
  6. When I'm stable long enough
    I start to look around for love
    See a sweet in floral prints
    My mind begins the arrangements
  7. Nothing but a chemical in my head
    It's nothing but laziness
    Cause I don't wanna read the book
    I'll watch the movie
  8. One two three uh!
    My baby don't mess around
    Because she loves me so
  9. Thirteen grand
    A year in the meadowlands
    Bored and rural-poor, lord, at 35, right?
    I'm the best 17-year-old ever
  10. Way down yonder on the bayou
    There lives a little girl
    Skin so pale, six feet high
    Skinny as a rail, just one eye
  11. I once met a man with a sense of adventure
    He was dressed to thrill wherever he went
  12. She was old enough
    To know better
    And she was strong enough
    To be true
  13. I am thinking it's a sign that the freckles
    In our eyes are mirror images and when
    We kiss they're perfectly aligned
  14. Lights go out and I can't be saved
    Tides that I tried to swim against
    Brought me down upon my knees
    Oh I beg, I beg and plead
  15. Sometimes they rock and roll
    Sometimes they stay at home and it's just fine
    [song title]
So go ahead and leave your guesses in the comments; I'll strike-through anything that people identify correctly.  Maybe our joint ponderings of music we like will help me feel better despite the sore throat and weird-feeling ears.


amydove said...

This is a lot harder than it seems! Sadly the first one that jumped out at me was Hey Ya by Outkast (#8). #14 is by Coldplay but I can't remember the title (resisting the urge to google).

Hope you feel better!

Julia said...

Yep, that's right! I think that either title or artist is fine, but it's "Clocks".

Kimberly said...

I just suck. I know none of these. But I do realize that song lyrics don't stick in my head. Points to me for even thinking I could try it.

Recovering Sociopath said...

#10 is "One-Eyed Fiona," yes?

And I think #12 is Lyle Lovett as well, although I wouldn't swear to it.

I lurve me some Lyle.

Robert said...

Is it cheating for your husband to play this game? I figure not, since I bet if I made you guess the lyrics of the NEXT 15 songs you wouldn't have a clue, as we all know who in this family actually cares about the words of songs.

1. The New Pornographers, but for some reason I can't think of any of their song titles right now.
2. Buddy Holly, Weezer
3. Light My Way, U2
4. Miracle Drug, AC Newman
5. Really depressing song whose name eludes me, Semisonic
6. No idea
7. Chemistry 101, Switchfoot
8. Hey Ya!, Outkast
9. Everyone Chooses Sides, The Wrens
10. One Eyed Fiona, Lyle Lovett
11. In These Shoes, Christy McSomething (McCall?)
12. Can't Resist It, Lyle Lovett
13. Such Great Heights, The Postal Service (but you might have Iron & Wine's version on your playlist)
14. ???
15. I feel like I should know this....

Robert said...

OK, I was horribly wrong on #1. But how well do you do at your own game?

1. [Song Title] in my eyes
Like a diamond in the sky
How I wonder.

2. If you think that a kiss is all in the lips
C'mon, you got it all wrong, man
And if you think that our dance was all in the hips
Oh well, then do the...

3. You say I only hear what I want to.
You say I talk so all the time so. (This is a gimme)

4. Is it getting better
Or do you feel the same
Will it make it easier on you now 
You got someone to blame

5.Oh baby, now let's get down tonight
Baby I'm hot just like an oven
I need some lovin'

6. we spotted the ocean at the head of the trail
where are we going, so far away
and somebody told me that this is the place
where everything's better, everything's safe

7. In home theaters
Still projecting
A voice from the back of your
Double feature

8. [song title]
Now theyll leave us alone
[song title]
Now you turn off the phone

9. [song title] shining down on everyone
Light of the world giving light to everything I see
Beauty so brilliant I can hardly take it in
And everywhere you are is warmth and light

10. Tough, you think you've got the stuff
You're telling me and anyone
You're hard enough

11. At least you know
you were taken by a pro
I know just how you feel

12. You say that we've got nothing in common
No common ground to start from
And we're falling apart

13. Up through the crystal, nineteen and counting, 
And miles away, a voice from the mountain.

14. Now that I've met you
would you object to
never seeing each other again
cause I can't afford to
climb aboard you
no one's got that much ego to spend

15. Well I guess you left me with some feathers in my hand
Did it make it any easier to leave me where I stand?
I guess there might not be too many who would stand beside you now