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Name That Song!

Right, I've done yet another of these, and it's over on my personal journal. The rules are slightly different - instead of screening all replies and waiting a week to reveal them I'm going to run it on a first-come, first-served basis. Also, it's just the first line or two that you get.

Right, so what are you lot waiting for? Head over to http://boggyb.livejournal.com/92410.html and Name That Song!

(comments disabled here, go comment on the linked post)
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And now, for the scores

Cross-posted to boggyb and name_that_song

After over a week, several miles, and two computers, we now have the answers to the previous quiz here (lj:boggyb) and here (lj:name_that_song). A couple of quick notes on the scoring: the albums weren't worth any points. Also, for a couple of songs the name along is worth full marks, mainly because they're traditional ones that have been performed by the world and his dog. Otherwise, the name and the artist are worth half a point each.

Anyway, the results:

In third place, with 2 points, is the gracefulfool

Just ahead in second place with 3 points is elemnar

And the clear winner with 7½ points is the one and only ennuigrrl!

What, only three people took part? Obviously I've not made it hard enough then!

Anyway, there are no prizes other than the satisfaction of knowing that you know more songs than those who know less songs than you know. This is because I'm lazy and no good at doing "I won!" banners :P

And with that, I leave you until the next time I challeng your song-knowing prowness!

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Warning: playlist on full random

Cross-posted to boggyb and name_that_song

Not had one for a while, so here's a selection from my playlist. I'll be nice and limit it to just those that actually have lyrics. I'll also give half a point to anyone who only gets part of the answer, or who doesn't get it but does a good job of convincing me ("erm, it's by whats-her-face, y'know, the one that starts with e, it's on the tip of my tounge...") that they're thinking along the right lines. Comments are screened for now, but will be unscreened at the end. Which is approximately next friday.

Lines now closed, folks!

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Answers!

1. Your heart felt good, it was dripping pitch and made of wood / and your hands and knees felt cold and wet on the grass to me
Modest Mouse - Third Planet Winners: omegadaxer, bunnymonkey

2. So break me to small parts / Let go in small doses / But spare some for spare parts / There might be some good ones
Regina Spektor - Ode to Divorce

3. I´m talking idealism here. I would not have been so deprecating, I wouldn´t have cowered for fear of having my eyes scratched out!
Alanis Morissette - Your Congratulations

4. We said we're gonna conquer new frontiers / Go and stick your bloody head in the jaws of the beast
Bloc Party - Pioneers

5. You don't know me but I know you, see, you're my favorite star
Jason Mraz - Who Needs Shelter? Winner: kyleholl

6. I've been washing the sand with my salty tears / Searching the shore these long years / And I'll walk the sea forever more
Sinead O'Connor - Jackie Also would have accepted Placebo since they rocked the crap out of it

7. For every star there's another one that's fading / fading away hating every bit of life
Tracy Bonham - 30 Seconds

8. If there`s one thing you can say about Mankind / There`s nothing kind about man
Tom Waits - Misery is the River of the World (Come on, people! :P)

9. (We love you. We chose to. We made to. We love you.)
Sufjan Stevens - They Also Mourn Who Do Not Wear Black (For The Homeless In Muskegon)

10. I look straight in the boardroom / A modern pharaoh's tomb / I'd gladly swap places / If they'd care to dive
Barenaked Ladies - When I Fall Winner: lyricalpink

And there you have it! Just for the record, everyone should listen to Sufjan Stevens. Even you.
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Songs and songs and songs

Since I haven't known any on the latest lists, I took that as a sign that I should make my own list. So... here goes.

1. Your heart felt good, it was dripping pitch and made of wood / and your hands and knees felt cold and wet on the grass to me omegadaxer, bunnymonkey

2. So break me to small parts / Let go in small doses / But spare some for spare parts / There might be some good ones

3. I´m talking idealism here. I would not have been so deprecating, I wouldn´t have cowered for fear of having my eyes scratched out!

4. We said we're gonna conquer new frontiers / Go and stick your bloody head in the jaws of the beast

5. You don't know me but I know you, see, you're my favorite star kyleholl

6. I've been washing the sand with my salty tears / Searching the shore these long years / And I'll walk the sea forever more

7. For every star there's another one that's fading / fading away hating every bit of life

8. If there`s one thing you can say about Mankind / There`s nothing kind about man

9. (We love you. We chose to. We made to. We love you.)

10. I look straight in the boardroom / A modern pharaoh's tomb / I'd gladly swap places / If they'd care to dive lyricalpink
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Answers and Scores

The answers and scores to this entry. I realize now that I did one of these before, but I enjoy the TV Themes - it's amazing what you can remember. I'm surprised that some of them weren't guessed - maybe you'll recognize them once you see the answers.

Nice job : ) - Also, I confused myself, and may have messed up the scores - if so, I apologize.

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Breathing some life into this

Okay - I'm bored, so this came to my mind. This is an entire list of TV Theme Songs - Some of them are pretty much 'gimmies' - but I hope you have fun regardless. Comments are screened and the results will be up in a few days!

EDIT: Guessing the song title for some of the shows will earn an extra point

1. Maybe the world is blind, or just a little unkind.
Correctly Guessed by: venusinblue

2. Coming on stronger than ever before

3. You'll see that life is a ball again

4. Oh no, it never fails. They'll take the clues

5. I will try not to sing out of key, yeah
Correctly Guessed by: fshk+1, bunnymonkey, thasmilechild

6. And everybody needs a chance, once in a while

7. She's a double-dealing diva with a taste for thievery
Correctly Guessed by: omegadaxer

8. Livin' in sin, with a safety pin
Corrrectly Guessed by: thasmilechild

9. All this aggravation ain't satisfactioning me
Correctly Guessed by: fshk+1

10. Then drop on the deck and flop like a fish.
Correctly Guessed by: caroljoy

11. There's a path you take and a path not taken

12. No matter what the odds are this time, nothing's going to stand in my way.

13. Mount your horse and come along.
Correctly Guessed by: caroljoy

14. You would see the biggest gift would be from me
Correctly Guessed by: thasmilechild+1

15. Its like you're always stuck in second gear
Correctly Guessed by: boggyb, caroljoy, fshk+1, bunnymonkey, thasmilechild+1

16. She'll enchant you at her sight.
Correctly Guessed by: thasmilechild

17. The milkman, the paperboy, evening TV.
Correctly Guessed by: caroljoy, fshk, thasmilechild

18. We've been on the run. Driving in the sun. Looking out for #1.
Correctly Guessed by: bunnymonkey

19. Let your warm hand break right through

20. As days go by, we're gonna fill our house with happiness
Correctly Guessed by: fshk, thasmilechild

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I hope everyone is in the middle of a good holiday season. Beyond that, I've come up with a list! Comments screened, etc etc.

1. "Last piece of the puzzle / But you just can't make it fit / Doctor says you're cured / But you still feel the pain / Aspirations in the clouds / But your hopes go down the drain"
2. "Waiting for the breakthrough / What will you set your mind to? / We stood outside the Chinese restaurant in the rain"
3. "Well, I could have a nervous breakdown / But I don't believe in shrinks / I should be drunker than a monkey / But I don't like to drink"
4. "How long has it been? / How lost are we now? / It's been said that great friends don't need to know"
5. "One thing I think you should no / I ain't gonna miss you when you're gone / Been down so long / I've been tossed around enough"
6. "It's strange how you never know / But we'd both gotten what we'd asked for / Such a long, long time ago / You see, she was gonna be an actress / And I was gonna learn to fly / She took off to find the footlights / And I took off for the sky"
7. "Won us over with stories about Linda McCartney / Lost points with the ladies for saying he couldn't love a woman with cellulite"
8. "I'm sad to say I must be on my way / So buy me beer or whiskey, 'cuz I'm going far away / I'd like to think I'll be returning when I can / To the greatest little boozer / And to _____ __________"
9. "My poison's name, you know my brand / So please make mine a double, Sam / Stir it up nice! / I'll hit it right here!"
10. "Talking about a girl that looks quite like you / She didn't have the time to wait in the queue / She cried away her life since she fell out of the cradle"