A music meme
What’s in your iPod?
This challenge comes from the offspring’s blog, and it contains two subordinate challenges.
The first is a typical blog meme challenge: Construct some information based on your own experiences. The second challenge is a response to the results of that original challenge.
Step 1: Put your music player on shuffle.
Step 2: Post the first line from the first 25 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing
Step 3: People guess and leave feedback and I will strike through the songs when someone guesses both artist and track correctly.
Step 4: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is CHEATING!
Step 5: If you like the game, post your own.
Step 6: After a week, any songs left, I'll just post the answers in a follow up.
Bonus for corect guesses of the songs in German.
I decided to take him up on the first part of the challenge. I set my iTunes on shuffle, and I am now going to present the first lines in order to allow readers of this blog to try to identify the tracks. It took extra long to log 25 tracks, because about a third of the tracks that got played were purely instrumental, and I chose to skip those rather than leaving readers to guess what “sentimental instrumental” really meant.
For those who read this blog who want to make a guess about the origin of the lines, like Gerald, I will give a bonus to those who guess the songs in German, and I will extend the bonus to songs in Latin, Spanish, Portuguese, Middle English, and scat.
I will also give a hint to those who wish to guess songs: My iTunes seemed today to have a strong bias in favor of Mozart, and it kept coming back to “Weird Al” as well.
1. Here she come now, wants her alimony
2. Faces filled with joy and cheer, what a wonderful time of year
3. Like the pine trees lining the winding road, I’ve got a name
4. May the road rise up to meet you
5. Hand by hand we shul us tak
6. Domine Jesu Christe
7. Cantando quiero de sente
8. There he is; they’re all asleep, the fools
9. Die Strahlen der Sonne vertreiben die Nacht
10. Old Deuteronomy’s lived a long time
11. Ride on my night hog
12. You’ve been purged and pitched to
13. After all is said and done, you know you’re my only one
14. It’s been a long time since I rock and rolled
15. Mutter! Meine Mutter!
16. What’s a lover go with a land called London
17. Seems like a dream now, it was so long ago
18. Is this the real life, is this just fantasy? –
19. All of the people that I know seem to be caught up in the snow
20. When I get to the bottom I go back to the top of the stack.
21. It’s Christmas in the Caribbean, snowbirds fill the air
22. O green world, don’t desert me now
23. You have come here in pursuit of your deepest urge
25. Mr. Kelly is a friend of mine, went to Leningrad wearing a big tall hat