Friday, 27 March 2009

Guess the songs!

So this little game has been going around in facebook notes. But I thought I'd bring it over here to my blog so everyone can play!

Basically you put your whole itunes on shuffle and go through the first 40 tracks, writing out the first line of lyrics, then people guess them in the comments. I'll try to keep it edited so you know which ones people have got already by putting the answer in bold after the line, but I will probably fail.

I skipped over a few but only if they either 1) had no lyrics or 2) had the title in the first line or 3) would have been ridiculously difficult e.g. my mates old band (that actually did come up!)

I don't know if there are rules in general but let's just say you can't use the internet to help! Obviously Googling the line will give you the answer in 99% of cases, so there's no point. YOU'RE CHEATING YOURSELF! etc, etc...

So answers in the comments and though I think the idea is to tag people, I cba... Do it if you like.
Ok let's go!

1. Everybody wants you to be special, and everybody wants you to be high.
Rescue Blues-Ryam Adams

2. Can I get close to ya, if only for a while. I don't mean to busy you. You're the jive guru and
I want to sing along with you.
Cause a Rockslide - Badly Drawn Boy

3. So I look in your direction, but you pay me no attention do you?
Shiver by Coldplay

4. Jehosaphat the mongrel cat jumped off the roof today.
John Prine - Livin' in the Future.

5. I used to say 'just follow your heart', but my heart always lead me in circles.
Don't Say No- Patrick Wolf

6. All the boys are begging for her, reaching long to grab her clothes.
Minus The Bear- Lost My Money At The Cock Fight

7. Fill these spaces up with days, in my room you can go you can stay.
Sleep-Azure Ray

8. Look him in the eyes, there's no need to be scared. He's as powerless as you and me.
Willy Mason- Hard Hand to Hold

9. There's children on the street using guns and knives, taking drugs and each other's lives.
FotC- Issues (Think about it)

10. I am waiting till I don't know when, 'cause I'm sure it's gonna happen then.
Neighborhood #4 (7 Kettles) by Arcade Fire

11. Bleed in your own light, dream of your own life
smashing pumpkins- rocket

12. The city freeze for, I just realised I don't like you.
The Kooks - Sofa song

13. I want to live, I want to give. I've been a miner for a...
Heart of Gold by Neil Young

14. Well I'm gonna write a little letter, I'm gonna mail it to my local DJ
Roll Over Beethoven by Chuck Berry

15. Send my love to the city for I'll be having an affair this summer. Larrikin Love -
Meet me by the getaway car.

16. When I was a child, running in the night, I was afraid of what might be.
Hounds of Love- Futureheads

It's to reveal that fucked up cop. Elliott Smith - Riot Coming

18. Where's that smile at, where'd you take it to? I never thought that anything could hurt you.
Hurtin' You - Ben Kweller

It seems we stood and talked like this before. We looked at each other in the same way then. Frank Sinatra Where or When (was actually the Harry Connick Jr. version but yeh!)

20. Rebel, rebel and yell. Cause our people still dwell in hell.
Rage Against The Machine - Township Rebellion

21. Catch a feel or cop a ride, I won't be late, I won't decline. Martha Wainwright - GPT

22. Now here's a tale. Tale I will tell. Blood lust after no sweet love and a many, many things I do so well.
stix and stones - babyshambles

23. You don't answer my call with even a nod or a wink, but you gaze at your own reflection alright.
Smash the Mirror- The Who

24. You thought the fire could protect you from it, but why have you been so, why have you ill informed?
Idlewild - Actually It's Darkness

25. Found your name across the chapel door, carved in cursive with a table fork.
Muddy Hymnal- Iron and Wine

26. I change key from C to D, you see to me it's just a...
Minor Thing - Red Hot Chili Peppers

27. He hides in his suit like, like a snake in the grass. His sales pitch fork tongue hissed.
Survival of the Fittest - Desaparecidos

28. Lies and love. Lies, love bed wetting son, of the great heat it's all over me, it's all under me,
the face ain't making what the mouth needs.
Way Out - Yeah Yeah Yeahs

29. Sup up your beer and collect your fags, there's a row going on down near slough.
The Jam- The Eton Rifles

30. Since I'm putting down all of the true things around, but I like it.
Foo Fighters - Good Grief

31. Hair blowing in the hot wind, time hanging from a clothes pin, there's no sorrow that the sun's not gonna heal.
Sausalito - Conor Oberst

32. I remember when the days were long and the nights when the living room was on the lawn.
Death Cab For Cutie - Photobooth

I got a letter this morning, what do you reckon it read? The White Stripes- Death Letter

34. You needed it when I was away, and no matter what I say, you'll never forget when I wasn't there. So, why should I care?
Overdue by Muse

35. We kicked our shoes off. Can you feel the ground beneath you shift? Liam Frost - If Tonight We Could Only Sleep

36. I
f life is a carnival, can I stay here a while? Nemesis rose, and I feel I'm about to go down. Music Was Saved by Starsailor

37. I am a dull and simple lad, can not tell water from champagne.
The Kinks - David Watts.

38. They lead a lifetime that is comfortable. They travel far to keep their stomachs full.
Nirvana - Swap Meet

39. Hey now girl what's the matter with me? We're on a back road something to see.
Beck- Rental car

40. It's not enough to hear me say you've won, you only wanted me for having fun.
Goodnight, Goodnight by Hot Hot Heat


saz said...

32. is Death Cab For Cutie - Photobooth ... thats all i know without thinking about it haha

Jay said...

13. Heart of Gold by Neil Young
14. Roll Over Beethoven by Chuck Berry ... or covered by the Beatles

Elisa said...

Number 12 is the Kooks.
Hmm, I think its song "Sofa King."

Hi! This is my first little comment here; usually I stick to youtube comments but this seemed cool :]

JennasieAvenue said...

this is so sad.. i only recognized one

11. smashing pumpkins- rocket

John said...

The only one I recognised was #26, Minor Thing - Red Hot Chili Peppers

RoboticNeurotic (Hannah) said...

Fantastic. Now 40 songs are pointing and laughing at my frustration, stupidity, and general sieve-like memory. I should be asleep, but what' the point now? I'll have dreams filled with the first lines of songs.... With hands and mouths... For the pointing and laughing. Sigh.... ^_^

Anila said...

3. Shiver by Coldplay
40. Goodnight, Goodnight by Hot Hot Heat

That's about all I can get, haha.

Dave said...

Good work guys!

Nobody is supposed to get them all... Hell I probably wouldn't get half of them and they're from my itunes!

It's a group effort!


Tinkynette said...

34 - Overdue by Muse.

Emily said...

19 - Frank Sinatra Where or When

Shanyn said...

36. is Music Was Saved by Starsailor I think?

Jay said...

#10 = Neighborhood #4 (7 Kettles) by Arcade Fire. YUS. GOT ONE.

Meg said...

8. Willy Mason- Hard Hand to Hold <3
9. FotC- Issues

Tinkynette said...

Oooh ! of course !
18 - Way Out - Yeah Yeah Yeahs !!

Tinkynette said...

I meant 28, not 18, sorry ^^'

Meg said...

oh, whoops, the FotC song is also called Think About It on their album. I looked at my downloaded version first.

Vicky said...

I only recognised one,
29. The Jam- The Eton Rifles

Krause said...

#22 sticks and stones - babyshambles

Anonymous said...

Thanks for making me feel even older than I already feel, Dave. Because the ones I knew were Heart of Gold by Neil Young and Roll Over Beethoven by Chuck Berry.

Jeff Edelman said...

That was me being mr anonymous about Neil Young and Chuck Berry.

Kate said...

5. Don't Say No- Patrick Wolf
23. Smash the Mirror- The Who
were the only ones I recognized right away that were not already there... fantastic songs btw. <3

Hope Is Not A Myth said...

1. Rescue Blues-Ryam Adams
2. Cause a Rockslide
7. Sleep-Azure Ray
16. Hounds of Love- Futureheads
25. Muddy Hymnal- Iron and Wine
28. Way Out- Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Great Song List!!

Anonymous said...

7. Sleep - Azure Ray.

gaby said...

31. Sausalito - Conor Oberst

9. flight of the conchords?

Emma said...

18. Hurtin' You - Ben Kweller

.... I think. = P

Sophie said...

I get most of the bands but not the songs! Does that count?

2. Badly Drawn Boy. the song i canne remember.
5. Patrick Wolf - Don't say no.
8. Willy Mason - Hard hand to hold.
9. Flight of the Conchords - THink about it. WHEEEEY
18. Ben Kweller - urm.. i dunno name of the song.. HURTING YOU! That's it.
20. Rage against the machine.
31. FREAKED. Literally came on my itunes as i read it. Conor Oberst - Saualito =]

I unno anymore. Well i recognise a couple but i can't remember them. :( BAD TIMES. Kinks in there somewhere? I can't be bothered looking back.

Storms Destiny said...

16 - Hounds of Love - Kate Bush/Futureheads

Tesni said...

39. Beck- Rental car

Twikki said...

24. Idlewild - Actually It's Darkness

Tal said...

"You have reached a link that is no longer in service. That means the link was very naughty, and, much like head lice, had to be eliminated before it spread."
MySpace are mean :O

6.Minus The Bear- Lost My Money At The Cock Fight?
33.The White Stripes- Death Letter

cynthia said...

4. John Prine - Living in the future
17. Elliott Smith - Riot Coming
38. Nirvana - Swap Meet

Natasha Krivonozka said...

15 is Larrikin Love, Meet me by the getaway car. It's such a shame they broke up.

Darren said...

i dont have any answers but im g to put this same thing on my bliog but its much easier

Twikki said...
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Krause said...

4. John Prine - Livin' in the Future.
37. The Kinks - David Watts.

Veronica_loves_Phil_MCR said...

20. Rage Against The Machine - Township Rebellion

LittleMissJadeykins said...

Darn it was just about to do the rage one =[

Darren said...

i did this same thing on my blog...

shecaptain said...

35. Liam Frost - If Tonight We Could Only Sleep


Dave said...

Ah good work, I was wondering if anyone would get Frosty!

shecaptain said...


Lexi said...

27 is Survival of the Fittest/It's a Jungle Out There - Desaparecidos

Ormand said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Veronica_loves_Phil_MCR said...

21. Martha Wainwright - GPT
30. Foo Fighters - Good Grief


Dave said...

That's the lot!

Well done everyone! =D