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AslanC
08-13-2009, 12:36 PM
Okay here's the rules.

I post a lyric (2 lines minimum) and the first person to get it (don't be cheap and use Google :P ) then posts 2 lines, etc...

Got it?

Let's begin...

"Say that youll never never never never need it
One headline why believe it ?"

:D

Gandwarf
08-14-2009, 04:41 AM
Ehhh... without Google I lose about 100 points of IQ (I sometimes lie awake at night thinking that we have become too dependant on technology, crying myself to sleep, because one day technology might fail and we wouldn't know what to do for a while).

I don't know which song this is :(

Map Vandal
08-14-2009, 10:19 AM
Evrybody Wants to Rule the World by Tears for Fears. Great song for a mapping forum.

In keeping with the 1985 theme as well as the mapping theme...

"Someone always playing corporation games
Who cares theyre always changing corporation names
We just want to dance here someone stole the stage
They call us irresponsible write us off the page"

NeonKnight
08-14-2009, 10:29 AM
Gah....Map Vandall's I actually Know....I just can't place it!

töff
08-14-2009, 10:54 AM
We Built This City ... Starship. Good tune!

töff
08-14-2009, 10:57 AM
Oh, that makes it my turn ...

Why do we hurtle ourselves through every inch of time and space
I must say around some corner I can sense a resting place
With every lesson learned a line upon your beautiful face

töff
08-14-2009, 10:59 AM
oh LOL @ the Starship one ... I had misheard the lyrics all that time ... "writers of the page" ... no wonder it never made sense.

töff
08-14-2009, 02:59 PM
... töff broke the game, his quote was too harrrrd ...

It's a song I like from an artist I like. I own the CD. The artist is still popular and touring internationally and recording, and has been on the US top 100s several times. So, OK, it's a tough one, but I'm gonna say it's fair game.

We're not allowed to google up the answers, right? :P

AslanC
08-14-2009, 03:25 PM
ACK! I know that song Toff! Damn you I can't think of it! Now I have to go through all my mp3s... I know it's a female singer.... grrrrr!

töff
08-14-2009, 03:35 PM
Awesome! I'd feel really bad if I actually broke the game.

töff
08-16-2009, 05:14 PM
So, if nobody gets it ... I reveal the answer, and if it's deemed a fair one, then I get the point and another turn, right? And if it's deemed unfair ... what happens?

We used to do a game like this with movie quotes.

AslanC
08-16-2009, 05:18 PM
Just give us the answer sir ;)

töff
08-16-2009, 05:51 PM
Aww ... you give up? Well, then, tell me if this was a fair one, then:

Track #2: http://www.indigogirls.com/discographyandlyrics/newlyrics/shamingofthesun.html

AslanC
08-16-2009, 06:12 PM
INDIGO GIRLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ARRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!

Okay go again and try not to break it this time ;)

töff
08-16-2009, 06:28 PM
"Get Out The Map" -- It seemed appropriate.
Okay, I'll try to compensate the too-hard one with a too-easy one:

"The lines on the map
moved from side to side."

Which one of you old stoners can jump on that one first?

töff
08-16-2009, 06:30 PM
Actually, I don't even remember the proper title of that tune ... lol.

Oh, the damage I've done to my brain over the years ...

AslanC
08-16-2009, 06:34 PM
Us and Them by Pink Floyd... off one of the greatest albums ever made, Darkside of the Moon!

töff
08-16-2009, 06:41 PM
Us And Them! ya. That's the proper title.

Hit us, Aslan.

AslanC
08-16-2009, 06:47 PM
"So swallow all your tears my love and put on your new face. You can never win or lose if you don't run the race"

There ya go :)

töff
08-16-2009, 06:48 PM
O..o

Um. Nup. Blank.

töff
08-16-2009, 07:04 PM
Having admitted that I don't know it, I can google the answer ...

Ah, yeh, I didn't know that one. I know the next track on the album, though: it got major airplay.

AslanC
08-16-2009, 07:12 PM
Let's see if anyone else joins us :)

Steel General
08-16-2009, 07:16 PM
Nope, no clue - had to Google it. Not a snowball's chance in hades.

Greason Wolfe
08-16-2009, 10:12 PM
Interestingly enough, I know this one, but . . .

Being a fan of a wide variety of music, I happened to come across a quote that was, in a sense, mis-attributed to another artist(s). Thus, I'll eliminate myself from this particular one, but look forward to seeing if anyone gets it and an opportunity to jump in in a later round.

GW

Greason Wolfe
08-18-2009, 09:38 AM
Still no takers on this one, huh . . . Looks like you stumped 'em this time, Aslan. Time for a new round, maybe?

GW

AslanC
08-18-2009, 12:11 PM
Looks like.

It was Love My Way by the Psychedelic Furs. No one was a P-Furs fan? Wow.

Okay okay new round let me think of a good one that will be easier but still challenging.

The score sits at;

Toff 1
AslanC 1

I guess we only give out points for stumping ;)

Discuss while I think of a song.

töff
08-18-2009, 12:15 PM
We need to define "stumping" a little better ... something along the lines of "stumping with a lyrics quote that might reasonably be known by somebody in CG other than the guy who quoted it."

Man, I can stump you guys all day long with unfair quotes from actual recorded-and-distributed bands. I'm sure any of us could do so.

AslanC
08-18-2009, 12:44 PM
I agree we will need more rules, but in my defense "Love My Way" was a Top 100 song in 1982... let me get the stats... "This album contained "Love My Way", another UK hit and also their first U.S. chart single."

Shall we limit it to Top 40? The last 20 years only? 30 years?

American Charts? UK Charts?

All is open to discussion :)

töff
08-18-2009, 12:53 PM
I know the next track on the album, though: it got major airplay.I got the tracks confused. I know that song ... just not most of the lyrics :p Yeh I'd call that one way fair.

Jykke
08-18-2009, 01:00 PM
Doesn't sound like a fun game, because I don't have a clue about the songs you are posting.. :D

töff
08-18-2009, 01:05 PM
Keep watching.

AslanC
08-18-2009, 01:13 PM
Okay here's an easy one so that others can play :)

Toff you and I are not allowed to answer this one, so the other lads get a chance to offer up some selections, ok? :)

Oh and if a song goes 48 hours with no ID, then it is stumped and the poster has to reveal and gets a point.

Basline rule, they song has to have been on the Billboard American Top 100 from 1965 to present.

Here we go.

"Your Mom came out with just a towel on.
I could tell she liked me by the way she stared"

töff
08-18-2009, 01:15 PM
I don't know it ... I have a lame guess ... (google) ... I was wrong.

AslanC
08-18-2009, 01:50 PM
I don't know it ... I have a lame guess ... (google) ... I was wrong.

You are a good sport Toff :)

töff
08-18-2009, 01:54 PM
Uh huh. Wait 'til the umpire screws me.

Steel General
08-18-2009, 02:01 PM
THought about it for about 30 minutes, no clue...

Googled it - Never even heard of it, I had at least heard of the band though, so I guess that's something. :)

AslanC
08-18-2009, 02:03 PM
It's fairly recent... the last 10 years for sure. :)

icosahedron
08-18-2009, 02:17 PM
Basline rule, they song has to have been on the Billboard American Top 100 from 1965 to present.



I say, chaps, that's not cricket. How about if it has to be a hit on both sides of the pond?

And what about getting the points for a correct guess instead of for picking a 'stumper'? That way the game is more likely to spread happy feelings and less likely to devolve into a series of narcissistic stalemates.

Just a suggestion. :)

AslanC
08-18-2009, 02:20 PM
I knew the moment I chose the largest media influence in the world someone would cry foul :P

Hell I am Canadian, our charts aren't even the same ;)

Map Vandal
08-18-2009, 03:07 PM
"Your Mom came out with just a towel on.
I could tell she liked me by the way she stared"

I have no idea about those lyrics, but I only know of one song that talks about someone's mom and that would be Stacy's Mom by Fountains of Wayne, so that is my guess.

AslanC
08-18-2009, 03:08 PM
I have no idea about those lyrics, but I only know of one song that talks about someone's mom and that would be Stacy's Mom by Fountains of Wayne, so that is my guess.

Gold!

You are up sir :)

töff
08-18-2009, 03:12 PM
So, I see now. Grab control by guessing right ... then win points by making everybody else guess wrong.

Hit us, Vandal.

Map Vandal
08-18-2009, 03:21 PM
I think I will return us back to 1985 and a pseudo mapping theme...

"Send them your heart
So they'll know that someone cares
And their lives will be stronger and free
As God has shown us by turning stones to bread
So we all must lend a helping hand"

töff
08-18-2009, 03:25 PM
Oh, I was absent that year.

töff
08-18-2009, 03:27 PM
(googled) ... Oh, good one, Vandal! Personally, I don't much like the song ... but it's a good choice!

Map Vandal
08-18-2009, 03:29 PM
I am not really a fan of it either, but with all the metal heads on CG, I thought it would stump many of them.

AslanC
08-18-2009, 03:35 PM
Yes but you didn't count on Captain 80s!

Namely me. ;)

"We Are the World" and I truly hate this song compared to "Do They Know it's Christmas"

Metal Heads eh?

Easy peasy one for them then.

"He picks up a bus and he throws it back down
As he wades through the buildings toward the center of town"

töff
08-18-2009, 03:40 PM
Godzilla! w00t

töff
08-18-2009, 03:41 PM
with all the metal heads on CG, I thought it would stump many of them.A-a-and ... Steel General takes a left jab to the avatar.

AslanC
08-18-2009, 03:42 PM
Yes Godzilla... your turn

töff
08-18-2009, 03:47 PM
This is what I'd LIKE to post, map-themed ...

Go bid the needle his dear north forsake,
to which with trembling reverence it doth bend.
... but nobody'd ever get it. :( So, OK, lemme think, hmmm ...

AslanC
08-18-2009, 03:49 PM
Wow! I have no idea... is that from the bible or something?

töff
08-18-2009, 04:00 PM
LOL not the bible. A beautiful song from a 17th century poem.

Alright, here's my challenge: it's a vague reference to the fact that I've never got into the CWPB. :( Oh well ...

You've taken your half out of the middle
Time and time again
But now I'm damned if I'll give you an inch
'Til I get even

AslanC
08-18-2009, 04:10 PM
I had to google it as I had no idea. Good one! :)

töff
08-18-2009, 04:14 PM
I remember seeing the video on HBO when it came out. Took me forever to find the album. The song I wanted to quote from, from that album, never charted :\

Greason Wolfe
08-18-2009, 07:16 PM
Oh, that sounds so familiar . . . But durn it, I can't quite place it.

I give . . . google foo says this thread comes up as number two in a search though . . . :lol:

GW

töff
08-18-2009, 07:47 PM
google foo says this thread comes up as number twoIf I had copied the lyrics off the web, google fu would return more pages about the artist. The world apparently thinks that the singer is saying "damned if I'll give you and itch" ... whatever that means.

You guys ever peruse the "misheard lyrics" sites? Some LOL gems in there!

NeonKnight
08-19-2009, 06:21 AM
Google-Fu

And.....never heard of it.

töff
08-19-2009, 09:53 AM
...never heard of it.I think it's a very good little song. But there's no accounting for taste. "It's good if you like it!" :)

töff
08-20-2009, 08:13 PM
Well, I think that was 48 hours ... a second point for me?
But I need 15 more hours to come up with a semi-map-related song.
So keep guessing :)

AslanC
08-20-2009, 08:27 PM
You can always pass your turn sir :P

töff
08-20-2009, 08:49 PM
Pass my turn? I might not get it back!

No, I got one ... lemme check it made the charts ...

AslanC
08-20-2009, 08:55 PM
LOL! Too much man :P

töff
08-20-2009, 09:18 PM
Right. Try this one ...


Sometimes I wonder if there could be really
UFO's that come from other planets
And when you let me taste your fingers
I take them like fruit

AslanC
08-20-2009, 09:31 PM
Swimming In Your Ocean by the Crash Test Dummies... a good Canadian band from my home province of Nova Scotia... I have their first two albums... they went down hill after that ;)

On what planet was this a charted hit? I believe you but I don't remember it charting. Mind you that was like what 15 years ago? 12?

AslanC
08-20-2009, 09:39 PM
Continuing the mapping theme vaguely ...

Ive got no far horizons
I dont wish upon a star
They dont think that I listen
Oh but I know who they are

Good luck :)

Greason Wolfe
08-20-2009, 10:26 PM
Cause I don't remember . . . well, actually I do. One of my favorite funny little men of music


Take Me Home - Phil Collins

GW

AslanC
08-20-2009, 10:28 PM
Score!

Your ball sir... can you get the point?

Lay some lyrics on us!

Greason Wolfe
08-20-2009, 10:36 PM
I dunno, this one might be too easy but I was just listening to it, soooooooo


"I went to church incognito
When everybody rose the Reverend Smithy
He recognized me and punched me in the nose"

And I have verified it's Top 10 status.

GW

AslanC
08-20-2009, 10:42 PM
I got nothing but I feel like I am gonna kick myself when I find out...

Just googled it! Damn I should have known that one! :(

Well played ;)

töff
08-20-2009, 10:49 PM
Alice Cooper No More Mr. Nice Guy!

AslanC
08-20-2009, 10:50 PM
Toff with the steal!

Your turn Toff! :)

Greason Wolfe
08-20-2009, 10:51 PM
Yep, I thought that one might be too easy. I was, however, listening to the Megadeth cover for the movie Shocker.

And so the torch passes along . . . Hit us with your best shot

GW

töff
08-21-2009, 12:04 AM
... for the movie Shocker..... which was the first kinda official date I ever went on with the fine lady who later became (as still is!) my wonderful wife.

töff
08-21-2009, 12:08 AM
Swimming In Your Ocean ... On what planet was this a charted hit? #6 on Canadian Singles 1993. But I get no point for it so I guess technically it doesn't matter.

Ok, I got a lyric ... I think it's easy, but we'll see. Minimum 2 lines, right? here it is.

töff
08-21-2009, 12:09 AM
Vaguely mappish ... good luck ... yeh this is easy but I like it ...

There's such a lot of world to see!
We're after that same rainbow's end.

AslanC
08-21-2009, 12:10 AM
US charts only guys :P

Specifically Billboard top 100

:)

töff
08-21-2009, 12:14 AM
US charts only guys :P Specifically Billboard top 100 :)So if nobody guesses it, but it's not on Billboard Top 100, the poster gets no point. But you could post it anyway, even knowing you won't get a point.

Theoretically. For fun's sake.

Unless ... you won't get banned, will you?

Gandwarf
08-21-2009, 05:23 AM
Unless ... you won't get banned, will you?

It has been known to happen. I know a guy... no wait, that's too gruesome a story.

Let me know once you reach the current millennium for your lyrics. Then I might actually stand a chance.

Steel General
08-21-2009, 06:35 AM
Not a clue... had to resort to Google-Fu.

icosahedron
08-21-2009, 07:37 AM
Well this is the first one I've heard of, but it sounds like Aslan and Gandwarf know it too - so are we playing this one or not? I'm surprised the River Police haven't jumped at it. ;)

RobA
08-21-2009, 09:20 AM
Well this is the first one I've heard of, but it sounds like Aslan and Gandwarf know it too - so are we playing this one or not? I'm surprised the River Police haven't jumped at it. ;)

Ha! your hint gave it to me... Moon River.

Does that let me go next? I'll keep with the theme then,

"When the wicked carried us away in captivity, required from us a song,
now how shall we sing the lord's song, in a strange land?"

-Rob A>

töff
08-21-2009, 10:00 AM
Let me know once you reach the current millennium for your lyrics.I will ... if I find any decent ones.

icosahedron
08-22-2009, 03:43 AM
Neatly poached, RobA.

That sounds like Rivers of Babylon to me.

AslanC
08-22-2009, 12:18 PM
Dude! Nice one! And icosahedron takes the board ;)

RobA that was excellent... I didn't recognize it until ico. said the name!

Icosahedron, your turn.

icosahedron
08-23-2009, 09:14 AM
Sorry guys, busy day.

Well, I did have a very obscure river one, but it didn't chart so I suppose I can't use it.

This isn't exactly maps, but there's a link via flags and nations...

"Swear allegiance to the flag; whatever flag they offer,
Never hint at what you really feel."

töff
08-23-2009, 11:27 AM
I know the band name ... argh wtf is the name of the song ...

töff
08-23-2009, 11:33 AM
I gave up and googled it. Hah, good one icosahedron!

One of those songs that doesn't use the title in the chorus ... I hope that's not too much of a hint ... I almost guessed a line from the chorus as the title, but I just didn't think it was right (and it wasn't).

Steel General
08-23-2009, 01:05 PM
Yeah finally one that I knew..and I even have the CD.

Mike & the Mechanics - Living Years

AslanC
08-23-2009, 01:15 PM
Sorry Steel, the song is Silent Running, not the Living Years :P

Icosahedron makes the call on this one, do we let Steel have it or do we try another one? Since he does have the CD after all ;)

töff
08-23-2009, 02:29 PM
I have the album, too.

Oddly enough, "Living Years" came up as the title for those lyrics in a google. I knew it was wrong, searched more, and found the proper title.

"Living Years" is another song entirely (same band).

icosahedron
08-23-2009, 04:37 PM
Yeah, let SG have a go. :)

AslanC
08-23-2009, 04:39 PM
Cool!

Steel?

töff
08-23-2009, 04:50 PM
I think Icosahedron gets a point, though. No one actually named the song.

AslanC
08-23-2009, 05:23 PM
I did but left it up to Ico to decide if Steel could be considered as having it since he had the band and the album.

töff
08-23-2009, 05:43 PM
Except "The Living Years" was the album after that. :p

AslanC
08-23-2009, 05:48 PM
Good thing this isn't the Album game then :P

I still got the song right but felt Steel was close. :D

So no point either way and since it is my board for getting it right I am passing it to Steel :)

There argument solved :)

töff
08-23-2009, 05:54 PM
There was an argument? :)

Steel General
08-23-2009, 06:35 PM
OK...this is a pretty simple one.

"Queen of Light took her bow, And then she turned to go,
The Prince of Peace embraced the gloom, And walked the night alone.

Oh, dance in the dark of night, Sing to the morning light.
The dark Lord rides in force tonight, And time will tell us all."

töff
08-23-2009, 07:03 PM
OK...this is a pretty simple one.... if you know it ... which I don't ... sounds vaguely Dragonforce but I rarely listen to their lyrics.

icosahedron
08-24-2009, 05:52 AM
It's The Battle of Evermore, Led Zeppelin.

That was in the Top 100??

Steel General
08-24-2009, 06:52 AM
BINGO! We have a winner!


That was in the Top 100??

Never actually checked, but all of there albums made the top 10.

icosahedron
08-24-2009, 12:15 PM
Ok, here's one:

"I see a little silhouetto of a man..."

No wait, you'll never get that one. Ummm...

"In the master's chambers, they're gathered for the feast..."

No, that's way too hard...


Ah, try this:

"Darkness on the edge, shadows where I stand,
I search for the time on a watch with no hands."

töff
08-24-2009, 12:24 PM
Never actually checked, but all of there albums made the top 10.Hey, if we can quote from an ALBUM that made the charts ... I'll massacre you guys.

NeonKnight
08-24-2009, 12:25 PM
Ok, here's one:


"In the master's chambers, they're gathered for the feast..."

No, that's way too hard...



DAMN YOU! That was HOTEL CALIFORNIA by the Eagles! One of the few I have actually recognized!

töff
08-24-2009, 12:26 PM
"Darkness on the edge, shadows where I stand,
I search for the time on a watch with no hands."Ugh, I knew that one ... gave up too soon and googled it.

töff
08-24-2009, 12:26 PM
DAMN YOU! That was HOTEL CALIFORNIA by the Eagles! One of the few I have actually recognized!I whiff a waft of sarcasm about those ones that were "too hard" :p

AslanC
08-24-2009, 12:28 PM
I give up too, never heard that one.

Dang!

And yeah, I let it slide once, but no album tracks guys, HAS to be Billboard Top 100 please :)

icosahedron
08-26-2009, 07:57 AM
Well, it's 48 hours guys, I reckon that earns me a point. :)

it was These Dreams by Heart

So I get a free turn?

This one should be easier:

"Y'all listen up here's a story,
About a little man who lives in a blue world."

Title AND group, remember. ;)

Steel General
08-26-2009, 08:51 AM
Not a clue...but I refuse to listen to top 40 radio.

töff
08-26-2009, 10:08 AM
"Y'all listen up here's a story,
About a little man who lives in a blue world."Googled ... apparently, I was with Steel General not listening to the radio when that one was getting airplay. Totally never heard of it.

Spoiler: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zA52uNzx7Y4

Was this one really that popular? I suspect chart fraud. It's ... barely cute at first, and the novelty wears off in the first chorus. It's annoying well before the midpoint. Meh, I'm just a fogey. I guess the pretty young things can shake their cabooses to anything with a bump.

töff
08-26-2009, 10:10 AM
Is it just me or do they look like the lovechildren of Wham and Tron?

Steel General
08-26-2009, 02:15 PM
Is it just me or do they look like the lovechildren of Wham and Tron?

I think you're right...I listened to about 45 seconds of it, that's all I could stand. Just not my taste in music.

Ascension
08-26-2009, 03:52 PM
AFAIK it was big in dance clubs on both sides of the pond, not sure about the charting, though. Embarrassingly, I think I have this on a cd somewhere that I haven't listened to in a very long time. I used to dj our fraternity parties so I always kept up with the hot club stuff and rave/techno until a few years ago. Those of you who know me can probably guess why...dancing girls :) They don't really like shaking their booties to Slipknot and Korn.

AslanC
08-26-2009, 04:34 PM
I have never heard of this song. But hey, that doesn't mean it didn't chart.

icosahedron
08-26-2009, 05:50 PM
Er, why am I suddenly reminded of the scene at the beginning of Quadrophenia where the Mod wakes up to find himself in a squat full of Rockers...

Er, not that I'm a Mod, you understand...

"I don't like reggae, I love it."

Er, not that I'm necessarily into reggae...

I got Led Zep, didn't I??

<backs slowly toward the door with a fixed smile and a cold sweat>



Seriously, it made #6 in the US and #1 across Europe. I thought it was quite catchy - and (in)famous. :)

I'm not trying to hog the spotlight here, I really thought somebody would get it. You want me to do an (even) easier one?

Do I get a point for it? ;)

icosahedron
08-27-2009, 09:21 AM
Try this:

"This is the world we live in
And these are the hands we're given"

Fingers on your buzzers, guys, it'll be a hot one... :)

Steel General
08-27-2009, 09:36 AM
I would have to say... Genesis - "Land of Confusion"

töff
08-27-2009, 09:45 AM
Damn! I buzzed in late.

RobA
08-27-2009, 11:01 AM
Googled ... apparently, I was with Steel General not listening to the radio when that one was getting airplay. Totally never heard of it.

Spoiler: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zA52uNzx7Y4


I found a comment that stated: "I'm Blue, I'm in need of a guy, I would beat up a guy.."

and that is the only thing I hear now when listening...

-Rob A>

icosahedron
08-27-2009, 04:05 PM
I would have to say... Genesis - "Land of Confusion"

And Steel General takes centre stage... :)

AslanC
08-27-2009, 04:19 PM
So I believe the score is;

AslanC: 1
Toff: 1
icosahedron: 1

Let me know if I am forgetting anything and the board belongs to Steel General

Steel General
08-27-2009, 04:36 PM
OK, so here we go.

I even double-checked this one and it was in the Billboard Top 100 at some point :D

"But no one heard them callin', no one came at all
'Cause they were too busy watchin' those old raindrops fall
As a storm was blowin' out on the peaceful sea
Seventy-three men sailed off to history"

töff
08-27-2009, 04:41 PM
omg i know that one ...

töff
08-27-2009, 04:42 PM
The Captain by Crosby Stills & Nash ...?

töff
08-27-2009, 04:44 PM
Ugh. :( wrong.

Steel General
08-27-2009, 04:47 PM
Good guess though...

AslanC
08-27-2009, 05:05 PM
I gave up and Googled it!

Wow I had forgotten that one.

Spoiler Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBnBNZO3VSc) for those who want

Good one Steel!

töff
08-27-2009, 05:10 PM
I really thought it was CSR. I was afraid I'd find out it was Seals & Croft.
Never liked that song :\ meh.

Korash
08-28-2009, 08:28 PM
In The Wake of Poseidon by King Crimson?

I think

Edit: Nope, never charted according to Billboard :(

NeonKnight
08-28-2009, 10:09 PM
That would be I am guessing the Edmond Fitzgerald....

NeonKnight
08-28-2009, 10:10 PM
Hmmmm....Nope. Totally blew that one.

http://home.pacbell.net/chabpyne/lyrics.html

And From Wikipedia, it WAS a Billboards top 100 (Made it to number 2 actually):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wreck_of_the_Edmund_Fitzgerald


"The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" is a song written, composed, and performed by Gordon Lightfoot in commemoration of the sinking of the bulk carrier S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald on Lake Superior on November 10, 1975. It was inspired by the Newsweek article on the event, "The Cruelest Month," which appeared in the issue of November 24, 1975. The song originally appeared on Lightfoot's 1976 album, Summertime Dream, and was later released as a single. The single reached #2 on the Billboard pop charts in November 1976, making it Lightfoot's second most successful (in terms of chart position) single, with "Sundown" reaching number one in 1974. One unusual aspect of the song is that it is written in Dorian mode.

Steel General
08-29-2009, 07:45 AM
Good guesses all...

AslanC
08-29-2009, 12:13 PM
Has it been 48 hours yet?

Steel General
08-29-2009, 12:32 PM
Nope, not yet. Later this afternoon.

Steel General
08-30-2009, 05:39 PM
OK, been long enough with no correct guess. The answer is:

Ride Captain Ride by Blues Image

So here is the next one, I think this should be a bit easier...

"They were funky China men from funky Chinatown
They were chopping them up and they were chopping them down
It's an ancient Chinese art and everybody knew their part
From a feint into a slip, and kicking from the hip"

AslanC
08-30-2009, 05:48 PM
Kung Fu Fighting

Carl Douglas

Greason Wolfe
08-30-2009, 05:48 PM
Teeeheeee . . . I just heard this song a couple hours ago at work on an Oldies Station . . . (and yes, I'm old . . . almost! :lol: )

"Everybody was Kung-Fu Fighting
Those cats were fast as lightning
In fact it was a little bit frightening
But they did it with expert timing"

Carl Douglass - circa 1974

GW

EDIT : Doh! Beaten to the Punch. Nice move Aslan!

AslanC
08-30-2009, 05:49 PM
So the score is currently

AslanC 1
icosahedron 1
Steel 1
Toff 1

Nice game, I will post mine later :)

AslanC
08-30-2009, 05:50 PM
Doh! Beaten to the Punch. Nice move Aslan!

By mere seconds sir, mere seconds! ;)

Greason Wolfe
08-30-2009, 05:51 PM
By mere seconds sir, mere seconds! ;)

And mere seconds is all it takes. Heh!

GW

AslanC
08-30-2009, 06:11 PM
Okay gonna hit "random" on my iTunes and the first "hit" that comes up is my choice.

Ahhhh here it is!

Another day, some other way
We're gonna go, but then we'll see you again

Good luck :)

Greason Wolfe
08-30-2009, 06:15 PM
Teeeheee, just heard this one a few hours ago too. Gotta love those oldies stations and the House of Hair!

Round and Round - Ratt

GW

AslanC
08-30-2009, 06:16 PM
Your board GW

Greason Wolfe
08-30-2009, 06:19 PM
And it has to be US Top 100, right, or did we decide to include UK top 100 as well?

GW

AslanC
08-30-2009, 06:22 PM
Billboard American Top 100

töff
08-30-2009, 06:26 PM
I thought I had two points ...?


Indigo Girls - Get Out The Map
Carly Simon - Vengeance

AslanC
08-30-2009, 06:31 PM
Was Get Out the Map top 100?

AslanC
08-30-2009, 06:34 PM
AslanC 1
icosahedron 1
Steel 1
Toff 2

Since Toff gets a technicality on the Top 100 rule (Get Out the Map never charted at all according to Wikipedia) as that was before we narrowed the rules.

:)

töff
08-30-2009, 06:43 PM
I thought somebody else had two points, too.

Bah, what do I know. Who's up?

Greason Wolfe
08-30-2009, 06:44 PM
Okay, hope yer all ready for this one . . . Something a little out of my usual listening realm . . .

"We got some places to see
I brought all the maps with me
So jump right in...Ain't no sin
Take a ride in my machine"

GW

AslanC
08-30-2009, 06:49 PM
Freeway of Love by Miss Aretha! :)

Greason Wolfe
08-30-2009, 06:51 PM
Bah, I knew that one was gonna be too easy. :lol:

In any event, it's been a long day, so its off to bed for me, gotta get my furry sleep!

GW

AslanC
08-30-2009, 06:53 PM
Later GW

Thanks for playing ;)

AslanC
08-30-2009, 06:55 PM
This should be easy

Cuz when you say you will
It always means you won't.
You're givin' me the chills
Baby please baby don't

icosahedron
08-31-2009, 03:31 AM
I thought somebody else had two points, too.

Bah, what do I know. Who's up?

That'll be me, probably. I got a point for These Dreams, Heart, but looks like I wasn't awarded one for I'm Blue, Eiffel 65. ;)

AslanC
08-31-2009, 03:34 AM
I will go over the thread again and get accurate scores, only 16 pages :P

Steel General
08-31-2009, 08:04 AM
Bah! Should've known that one... *hangs head in shame/disgust*

Greason Wolfe
08-31-2009, 08:09 AM
Bah! Should've known that one... *hangs head in shame/disgust*

*drags a chair over by SG and, likewise, hangs head in shame and disgust*

töff
08-31-2009, 09:48 AM
I'm gonna NOT google that, in the hopes that I might recognize it suddenly before the 48 hours is up.

töff
08-31-2009, 09:48 AM
I was watching a Wood stock documentary, and I can't get the Jefferson Airplane out of my head :\

NeonKnight
08-31-2009, 10:32 AM
I googled the lyrics, and Only know the song from the chorus :(

Steel General
08-31-2009, 01:53 PM
I was watching a Wood stock documentary, and I can't get the Jefferson Airplane out of my head :\

Oooh Jefferson Airplane! They used "White Rabbit" in the last episode of Warehouse 13 which involved Lewis Carrol's mirror.

töff
08-31-2009, 02:18 PM
Ya, it was the only time I've ever liked that song :) W13 is fun!

I'm just not into the Airplane. (The Starship had a few tunes I like though.)

Steel General
08-31-2009, 03:22 PM
W13 is pretty entertaining, had my doubts at first. But it's grown on me.

I only like 2 Airplane songs, White Rabbit & Somebody to Love

icosahedron
09-04-2009, 04:43 AM
<bump> Ok Steel, I think you got your point for 48 hrs - what was it? And what's the next one? :)

AslanC
09-04-2009, 04:45 AM
Actually it's mine and it was Hey Mickey by Toni Basil.

I will think up another one.

I will also update the points.

Later ... sleep now.

töff
09-04-2009, 09:48 AM
oh my GOD i thought of that song ... i remember the cheerleader video ... but I wasn't able to put those lyrics into my recollection of the song ... ARGH ... i shoulda guessed.

töff
09-09-2009, 05:18 PM
Okay, maybe I can defibrillate the game ... with a map-related lyric!

I've been on this lonely road so long.
Does anybody know where it goes?
I remember the last time the signs pointed home ...

AslanC
09-09-2009, 05:44 PM
Sorry about that guys, a project I am working on caught all my attention.

No worries, toff has the ball :)

töff
09-09-2009, 06:07 PM
Well this one is informal bcz I didn't have the ball ... this song did not chart (coulda shoulda; it's a B side) ... but I bet you guys know it. I just wanted to get some map lyrics up here!

AslanC
09-09-2009, 06:08 PM
Yeah but I had the ball, so I am handing it to you sir :)

Go long!

töff
09-09-2009, 06:15 PM
I have gone long ... all the way off the charts ... in fact, I should be singing that song!

ophiucha
09-13-2009, 10:22 PM
Mmmm, I know it is by The Carpenters... but I can't remember the title.

AslanC
09-13-2009, 10:23 PM
Well 48 hours is up Toff.

töff
09-14-2009, 09:58 AM
It is by the Carpenters! Well done, Ophiucha.
The title is not easy because it's not a lyric in the chorus, like so many songs are.
This one is called "Road Ode."

No point for me bcz it never charted, but I am playing for fun for now.
I'll post another this afternoon, unless somebody else wants to go.

ophiucha
09-14-2009, 08:23 PM
I had a huge Carpenters phase like... six years ago.
Pathetic, really.

-kind of wants to go, but has no idea what song to do-

töff
09-22-2009, 04:32 PM
There ain't nothing pathetic about the Carpenters, man, except that a lot of people don't like them for some reason. Music is music! You either like a song or you don't.

töff
09-22-2009, 04:33 PM
A new one! I bet this one even charted ...
"These mist covered mountains
Are a home now for me
But my home is the lowlands
And always will be.
...
Theres so many different worlds,
So many differents suns,
And we have just one world,
But we live in different ones."
Edit: Well, it charted, but not on the Billboard 100. Whatever ... it's good map lyrics!

Redrobes
09-22-2009, 05:44 PM
Dire Straits - brothers in arms ?

töff
09-22-2009, 06:31 PM
Give the man a cigar! Your turn, my friend! Make it a good map-related one. Not easy, huh!

Redrobes
09-22-2009, 06:34 PM
Cheers. I got that from half the first line but thats the only one I have known so far. I have an idea for a popular track but whether it made a top 100 listing I have no idea but ill post in a mo when I collect the exact lyrics.

Redrobes
09-22-2009, 06:47 PM
Ok I expect that one line of this will give it away real easy but its the most fantasy map related I could come up with...


Mine's a tale that can't be told, my freedom I hold dear,
How years ago in days of old when magic filled the air.
'Twas in the darkest depths of Mordor, I met a girl so fair,
but Gollum and the evil warg crept up and slipped away with her.


:)

töff
09-22-2009, 06:50 PM
I know the band & the song ... not sure of the actual proper title, though.

Good choice!

töff
09-22-2009, 06:51 PM
Evil warg? Really? I thought it was "evil one." Hmm.

Redrobes
09-22-2009, 06:54 PM
Could be, I stole the lyrics from two places and they agreed tho I expect they stole from each other !

I knew it would be easy...

Come to think of it - did Tolkien even have Wargs in the books ???? I expect its "one"

töff
09-22-2009, 07:25 PM
Yes, the wargs were the superwolves upon which goblins and orcs rode.

You'd be surprised how an incorrect set of lyrics simply gets copied all over the net. We've had two other examples in this thread already.

Korash
09-22-2009, 10:14 PM
AAARRRGGGGG

You know, I can almost sing the entire song, but for the life of me can't remember the name OR the band :x

töff
09-23-2009, 01:08 AM
Fine. I'll guess.
I know the band is Led Zepellin, of course.
The title, I'ma say, is "Ramble On."

töff
09-23-2009, 01:09 AM
Googled! YES! I came THIS close to guessing "Ramblin'," which I think is a variant lyric in the chorus.

Steel General
09-23-2009, 06:35 AM
I knew that one right away...but Toff got to it first. One of my favorite Led Zep songs.

Redrobes
09-23-2009, 05:36 PM
Of course. I thought about "Over the Mountain" by Ozzy but then I thought that might be a bit obscure.

Ok, you win again toff. Give us another...

töff
09-23-2009, 09:46 PM
Here's one I always liked ... fun little tune ... map lyrics (kinda)!

Another mile or two to Frisco
200 gallons from L.A.
The engine's thumpin’ like a disco
We ought to dump her in the bay

Steel General
09-24-2009, 06:51 AM
Not a clue...had to Google it and never heard of it before.

töff
09-24-2009, 09:26 AM
It actually hit #25 in the Billboard Hot 100.

töff
09-29-2009, 06:10 PM
Another ... map lyrics! (kinda) okay, landscape lyrics ...
The sea still rolled.
No mountain fell.
The sun still rose --
The moon as well.

edit: Hint! The band's name is rather mappish, too :)

Steel General
09-29-2009, 06:44 PM
Heard of the band, not the song.