Monday, June 12, 2006

The Music Meme

I've seen this meme around the blogosphere for a while now (most recently at Kenneth in the (212) and Scott-o-Rama) so I thought I'd go ahead and run it here for shits and giggles. (And because I wanted to post something frilly and fun and less bitchy and whiny.)

Meme 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. (Instrumental songs removed for obvious reasons.) Yikes! There are 4,301 songs in my library.

Step 4: Update the list with the song title when someone guesses correctly. (I will identify any unguessed songs on Friday.)

Step 5: For those guessing the songs (this is where you come in): You can make your guess by leaving a comment or e-mailing me. I need title and artist! (Though I'm sure some tricky covers will slip through.) Honor system: No Googling or other internet-aided search engine!

Here we go:

1. I thought I'd move to Sydney to get a little piece of city life...
The Waitress, The Waifs (Bebe Lapin)

2. Love, love, love. Love, love, love.
All You Need Is Love, The Beatles (Drew)

3. Look straight in the window. Try not to look below.
When I Fall, Barenaked Ladies

4. What'll you do when you get lonely, and nobody's waiting by your side?
Layla, Eric Clapton (Katie)

5. I can't figure you out. But a heart must be the one thing you were born without.
Save Up All Your Tears, Cher (Will Z.)

6. We got the afternoon. You got this room for two.
Your Body Is a Wonderland, John Mayer (Drew)

7. Busted flat in Baton Rouge, waitin' for a train...
Me and Bobby McGee, Janis Joplin (among countless others -- I think I have like four versions on my machine) (Drew)

8. He's not a lover. He's not a one-night stand.
Fuck Buddy, Pansy Division (Mango de Mallorca)

9. How do you cool your lips after a summer's kiss?
Insensitive, Jann Arden (Drew)

10. I don't do black music. I don't do white music.
Who Knew, Eminem

11. Red as the roses come. Our love it never was....
Shades of the Past, Debbie Gibson

12. In the corner of the bar there stands a jukebox with the best of country music, old and new.
Please Mister Please, Olivia Newton-John

13. Feels like I'm standing in a timeless dream
I Love You Always Forever, Donna Lewis (Bebe Lapin)

14. Sun breaks over the spritsail yard / Jib sheet's hailing to leeward hard.
Fare Away, The New Main Street Singers (from A Mighty Wind)

15. Am I fooling you? Do you fall for it all or do you just see right through?
Labour of Love, Frente

16. It's these substandard motels on the (lalalalala) corner of 4th and Freemont Street.
Build God, Then We'll Talk, Panic! at the Disco (with an assist from Ryan)

17. Jessie is a friend. He's always been a good friend of mine.
Jessie's Girl, Rick Springfield (Drew)

18. Speak to me of universal laws
The Whores Hustle and the Hustlers Whore, PJ Harvey

19. You may think that I'm talkin' foolish. You've heard that I'm wild and I'm free.
Forever and Ever, Amen, Randy Travis (Drew) (poor, poor Drew... :) )

20. I can't believe what is happening to me, my world is spinning.
Ship of Fools, Erasure

Have fun.

(Post script: Really, I have a better taste in music than this list reflects.)

(Post post script: If this post hasn't completely turned you off from this game, you can also take a gander at Drew's and Sam's musical tastes.)


Ryan said...

16 is Panic! At the Disco. Totally. But I don't know any of the others! Should I? I feel ashamed. :(

Drew said...

2. The Beatles - All You Need is Love

6. John Mayer - Your Body Is a Wonderland

7. Janis Joplin - Me and Bobby McGee

9. Jan Arden - Insensitive

17. Rick Springfield - Jesse's Girl

katie said...

4. Layla, eric clapton.

Cherry Ride said...

God, I can't believe this is my contribution, but #5 is St. Cher with "Save Up All Your Tears." (Really, I'm not a stereotypical gay man...)

Miss Scarlet said...

I'm so bad with lyrics. Some of those could be my favorite songs and I'd miss them;)

Mango de Mallorca said...

#8: Pansy Division, Fuck Buddy. Wow, I haven't listened to that song since high school.

anne said...

I had the Beatles... Poo.
Is 1 something by ONJ?

Dennis! said...

Ryan: Yes, it is. Just waiting on the title.... I'll give you an assist, for now.

Drew: Excellent job!

Katie: Good call. I didn't even know those words; I had to look them up.

Will: If you see some of the other stuff that people haven't guessed yet, your embarrassment could pale in comparison. Oh, and welcome to the blog!

Scarlet: I'm totally the same way. If I hadn't written down the answers to this quiz, I'd never get over half of them.

Mango: Good catch. :) I've got like 5 PD albums on my machine, so one was bound to come up....

Anne: #1 isn't ONJ, but seeing as there are probably over 80 ONJ tracks on my machine (I'm obsessive that way), odds are high that another one of those on the list is her.....

Drew said...

19. "Forever and Ever, Amen," Randy Travis.

That has been driving me absolutely crazy, because I know that I know it, and after walking around muttering it to myself all day, I finally realized: I heard it last week when I was at my parents' house (they're big country fans, so I've more exposure to that genre than I would like).

bébé lapin said...

#13: I Love You Always Forever by Donna Lewis
(It hit me in the face!)

bébé lapin said...

#1: The Waitress by The Waifs
I love that song...

Ryan said...

So I'm a little late. Sorry. :)

"Who Knew" by Eminem? Bogus!