A Fun Quiz for You

I got this meme from Drew.

The Rules:
Step 1: Put your iPod/MP3 player or iTunes on random.
Step 2: Post the first line(s) from the first 20 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing the song.
Step 3: Post it on your blog and let everyone guess what song and artist the lines come from.
Step 4: Update the list with the song title when someone guesses correctly. (I will identify any unguessed songs by Monday.)
Step 5: Make your guesses by leaving a comment or sending me email. You have to identify both title and artist, and you’re not allowed to Google any of these, either.

Here they be:

1. “I said what you wanted to hear and what I wanted to say.”
Ben Folds Five, “Selfless, Cold, and Composed” [Joe Tank]

2. “They don’t know what they like so much about me.”
Liz Phair, “Nashville”

3. “I’m not a boy, I’m not a man…”
Prince, “I Would Die 4 U” [Stinkydog]

4. “Working on the weekend, baby, she’s working all through the night.”
Duran Duran, “Skin Trade” [John D.]

5. “Words like violence break the silence.”
Depeche Mode, “Enjoy the Silence” [Jeffytown, USA]

6. “I’m waiting for my man, twenty-six dollars in my hand.”
The Velvet Underground, “I’m Waiting for the Man” [Mr. Bean]

7. “I come from a long way away.”
The Clash, “Red Angel Dragnet” [Melissa]
(I made this one purple because Melissa guessed the right artist and album.)

8. “Buddy you’re a boy, make a big noise…”
Queen, “We Will Rock You” [Laura Lark]

9. “Turn on my VCR, same one I’ve had for years.”
The Police, “When the World Is Running Down” [Edith]

10. “Sleep, sleep tonight, and may your dreams be realized.”
U2, “MLK” [Candice]

11. “I waited til I saw the sun.”
Nora Jones, “Don’t Know Why” [Lumenatrix]

12. “That’s right, pleased to meet you, I still don’t wanna tell you my name.”
Vanity 6, “Nasty Girl” [Drew]

13. “Don’t let me hear you say life’s taking you nowhere, angel.”
David Bowie, “Golden Years” [Lumenatrix]

14. “All I can say is that my life is pretty plain.”
Blind Melon, “No Rain” [Lumenatrix]

15. “Can I look at faces that I meet, can I get my punk ass off the street?”
Third Eye Blind, “Graduate” [CJ]

16. “Tonight the city is full of morgues and all the toilets are overflowing.”
Beck, “Pay No Mind/Snoozer” [Laura Lark]

17. “I’d rather be the devil than be that woman’s man.”
Skip James, “Devil Got My Woman”

18. “And if I say to you tomorrow, ‘Take my hand child, come with me…'”
Led Zeppelin, “What Is and What Should Never Be” [Girl in Greenwood]

19. “Everyone, everyone around here, everyone is so near.”
Radiohead, “The National Anthem” [Candice]

20. “Like a fool I’ve went and stayed too long, now I’m wonderin’ if your love’s still strong.”
Stevie Wonder, “Signed Sealed Delivered” [Laura Lark]

[Apparently, in my case, this game could also be called An Exercise in Old, Moldy Gen-X Music.]

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Posted in meme, pop culture on 06/21/2006 03:15 am

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