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Essence of songs quiz

Postby gejyspa » Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:42 pm

I have long been convinced that many (probably most) songs can be identified by simply taking a few words/phrases from the lyrics that exist in no other song as a set (this concept was later used by others as a basis for "googlewhacking" and documkent fingerprinting). So, hopefully, I am clearish on what I mean, so wtihout further ado: Identify the following classic oldies (hey, sorry, I'm an old fogey) from their unique words/phrases (titles only is fine. I don't usually know the artists anyhow). Then add your own:

1. "apricot", "eclipse", "Nova Scotia"
2. "starfish" "roller coaster" "rubber"
3. "peaches", "Maurice", "smoker"
4. "silicon" "deuce" "Mozart"

(and no cheating by typing these into google plus the word "lyrics")
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Re: Essence of songs quiz

Postby Alladinsane » Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:14 pm

1.You're so vain-carly simon
2.
3. Joker- steve miller band
4. Blinded by the light- Springsteen/Manfred Mann


I have no entries yet.
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Re: Essence of songs quiz

Postby gejyspa » Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:35 pm

Excellent, All. You will have to go back to 1966 for the missing one, which got all the way to #2 on the charts.

Interesting difference between the forums here and on on OEDILF.com (the Omnificient English Dictionary In Limerick Form) I posted the same thing there, the same time as here (+/- 5 minutes), and there the thread has now gone on to 5 pages, with more than 45 songs already posted by different folks). And yet, here? Nothing (although I do admit that the median age of their posters is higher than here, so these songs probably resonate more with them than here). Which isn't to say people here can't post from more modern songs. But in the meantime...

5. "bootlace" "breast" "nun"
6. "Lucy" "alligator" "potato"
7. "thousand" "loneliness" "Frisco"
8. "undertaker" "exploded" "charity"
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Re: Essence of songs quiz

Postby Piscator » Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:17 pm

My problem is not so much not knowing the songs as not knowing the lyrics. I tend to ignore English lyrics out of pure habit (there was a time I couldn't understand them and it worked just as well) and if I do pay attention, I find most of them hardly worth remembering.

That said, I don't have a clue about the new set either.
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Re: Essence of songs quiz

Postby Alladinsane » Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:41 am

I think this group may be a bit different and I certainly don't know any of the modern songs, lady gag gag or whatever.

Bells are ringing in my head gejyspa...I just may need a while to collate it. Its not like anybody else is guessing. We may be dating ourselves here.
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Postby Sunni Daez » Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:06 am

Alladinsane wrote:1.You're so vain-carly simon
2.
3. Joker- steve miller band
4. Blinded by the light- Springsteen/Manfred Mann


I have no entries yet.


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Re: Essence of songs quiz

Postby Majix » Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:47 am

gejyspa wrote:
8. "undertaker" "exploded" "charity"


Band on the run - Wings

I knew it becuase I learnt the word undertaker from it.
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Re: Essence of songs quiz

Postby gejyspa » Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:58 pm

I was surprised that Simon and Garfunkel covered "Red Rubber Ball". I know the original by Cyrkle, but yes, and yes to Band on the Run.

Number 5 should be easy....
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Postby Sunni Daez » Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:48 pm

5 Lady Madonna The Beatles.
6 land of 1000 dances, Wilson Picket
7 sitting on the dock of the bay Otis Redding
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Re: Essence of songs quiz

Postby gejyspa » Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:46 pm

Correct to all, Sunni. The following were not posted by me:

9."vacation" "karamu" "Barack"
10. "summer", "bled", "school"
11. politics, carnival, bread
12. "Existence", "clearing", "fighter".
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Re: Essence of songs quiz

Postby KAOS » Tue Nov 15, 2011 6:21 pm

10. summer of '69 - bryan adams
12. the boxer - simon & garfunkel :D
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Re: Essence of songs quiz

Postby gejyspa » Tue Nov 15, 2011 6:44 pm

Indeed, and oddly enough, Kaos, those two clues were posted by a countryman of yours.
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Re: Essence of songs quiz

Postby Sunni Daez » Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:29 pm

9. I like it - Enrique Iglesias http://youtu.be/X9_n8jakvWU
11. Pianoman - Billy Joel http://youtu.be/HVKtL9VU8rQ
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Re: Essence of songs quiz

Postby gejyspa » Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:08 pm

Correct, and I like your new avatar, Sunni
13. mother satisfied cry
14. win inquire tea
15. evergreens, earth, man
16. "plasticine" "cellophane" "newspaper"

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Re: Essence of songs quiz

Postby Sunni Daez » Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:18 pm

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