Saturday, July 18, 2009

Song! Challenge! #8: WAHWahwah(wah)

I think this week's Song! Challenge! is a little tricky -- I'm going to give it a Degree of Difficulty of 7.2 because I got a little crazy with the Audacity software and experimented with multiple features: Wahwah, Echo, and Change Tempo, leading to this week's theme of "WAHWahwah(wah)."

How many of the song titles and artists can you identify when they are enhanced with a weird "wahwah" effect, augmented with a one-second echo with a 0.5-second decay, and played 36% faster than normal?

Your task is to name all 21 songs in this week's Challenge! Some extra information for this week's game:

  • There are two TV theme songs in this week's Challenge! They are the first two clips.
  • The percussion at the beginning of Clip 3 has the potential to drive you to madness. Stick with it, though, and don't lose heart.
  • The clips will take you from poverty-stricken Mumbai to the the beaches of Brazil, from the American Deep South to deep in the heart of the '80s.

The Rules (I hope by now you've accepted my slackerliness.*)

Your job is to enter your song guesses for all 21 songs (artist AND title) as a single comment here on the blog. Standard rules apply (Judge's decision final, have fun, if it's a TV theme song we just need the name of the show, blah blah blah). Again, I'll be counting minor misspellings and other tiny inaccuracies as correct, as long as you're mostly right.

NEW THIS WEEK: You can submit your comment-entry starting at 7:00pm EDT tonight, but I'm going to wait until Sunday at about 2:00pm to approve and post any entries, so the temptation to compare answers and/or cheat is lessened. It seemed to work well last week. We'll see how it goes this week.

You may enter as often as you like -- but each comment/entry will be counted independent of your other entries; so if you get a question right in one entry but wrong in another, it only counts as correct in the one you got it right in. (Got that?) If you're reading this on Facebook, go to the blog: http://sssemester.blogspot.com to hear the quiz and enter your comment/entry.

The Grand Prize

The first person to get all 21 song titles and artists correct in a single entry -- or the person with the most song titles and artists correct by 7:00PM EDT ON TUESDAY, JULY 21 -- will win a $10 iTunes gift card, sponsored by me. (I forgot to talk to my friends who agreed to donate prizes for this week, so I'm sponsoring the prize this week myself.)


(Almost) Everybody "Wins"

In the grand tradition of a participant prize for all (and in acknowledgment of the fact that this one is pretty hard), anyone who ENTERS IN THE COMMENTS and gets at least six songs correct in this Song! Challenge! and leaves their e-mail in their comment or sends me their e-mail address directly (SSSemester [at]yahoo[dot]com) after putting their official entry in the comments will receive a poem, written by me especially for them. Everyone's poem will be different, based on what I know of the contestants. (Rhyming not guaranteed, poem may suck, etc.)



Again, if you're on Facebook, you'll want to click over to http://sssemester.blogspot.com to play!


*Am now actively considering "I Hope By Now You've Accepted My Slackerliness" as the title of my autobiography.

9 comments:

Brooke Nelson said...

1. Law and Order theme
2. Some theme song… dunno
3. Copacabana – Barry Manilow
4. Phantom of the Opera theme
5. Sounds cool… what is it?
6. I Wear My Sunglasses At Night – Corey Hart
7. Hazy Shade of Winter - Bangles
8. Tears Of A Clown – Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
9. If I Can’t Have You – Bee Gees
10. Fernando – ABBA
11. Chattahoochee – Alan Jackson
12. Always – Atlantic Starr
13. Just A Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody – David Lee Roth
14. It’s All Coming Back To Me Now – Celine Dion
15. If – Janet Jackson
16. Careless Whisper – George Michael
17. Come Sail Away – Styx
18. A View To A Kill - Duran Duran
19. No idea..
20. Holiday – Madonna
21. We Are The World – USA For Africa

daveandlisa said...

1. Law & Order theme song
2. Barney Miller theme song
3. Copacabana--Barry Manilow
4. The Phantom of the Opera (overture)--The Phantom of the Opera soundtrack
5. Lady, Lady, Lady--Joe Esposito (Flashdance soundtrack)
6. Sunglasses at Night--Corey Hart
7. Hazy Shade of Winter--The Bangles
8. The Tears of a Clown--Smokey Robinson
9. If I Can't Have You--Yvonne Elliman
10. Let 'Em In--Paul McCartney
11. Sold--John Michael Montgomery
12. Always--Atlantic Starr
13. Just a Gigolo--David Lee Roth
14. It's All Coming Back to Me Now--Celine Dion
15. If--Janet Jackson
16. Careless Whisper--Wham!
17. Come Sail Away--Styx
18. A View to a Kill--Duran Duran
19. Run to You--Whitney Houston (Bodyguard soundtrack)
20. Holiday--Madonna
21. We are the World--U.S.A. for Africa

Amanda M. and Ryan M. said...

1. Law & Order theme
2. Barney Miller theme (thanks to Ryan!)
3.
4.
5.
6. Sunglasses at Night - Corey Hart
7. Hazy Shade of Winter - The Bangles
8. Tears of a Clown - Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
9.
10.
11. Sold - John Michael Montgomery
12.
13.
14. It's All Coming Back to Me Now - Celine Dion
15. If - Janet Jackson
16. Careless Whisper - Wham!
17. Come Sail Away - Styx
18.
19. Run to You - Whitney Houston
20. Holiday - Madonna
21.

realtormichelle said...

1. Law & Order theme song
2. Barney Miller theme song
3. Copacabana--Barry Manilow
4. The Phantom of the Opera --The Phantom of the Opera soundtrack
5. Lady, Lady, Lady--Joe Esposito (Flashdance soundtrack)
6. Sunglasses at Night--Corey Hart
7. Hazy Shade of Winter--The Bangles
8. The Tears of a Clown--Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
9. If I Can't Have You-- Bee Gees
10. Let 'Em In--Paul McCartney
11. Sold--John Michael Montgomery
12. Always--Atlantic Starr
13. Just a Gigolo--David Lee Roth
14. It's All Coming Back to Me Now--Celine Dion
15. If--Janet Jackson
16. Careless Whisper--Wham!
17. Come Sail Away--Styx
18. A View to a Kill--Duran Duran
19. Run to You--Whitney Houston
20. Holiday--Madonna
21. We are the World--U.S.A. for Africa

Spike said...

1. Law & Order theme song
2. Barney Miller theme song
3. Copacabana--Barry Manilow
4. The Phantom of the Opera --The Phantom of the Opera soundtrack
5. Lady, Lady, Lady--Joe Esposito (Flashdance soundtrack)
6. Sunglasses at Night--Corey Hart
7. Hazy Shade of Winter--The Bangles
8. The Tears of a Clown--Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
9. If I Can't Have You-- Bee Gees
10. Let 'Em In--Paul McCartney
11. Sold--John Michael Montgomery
12. Always--Atlantic Starr
13. Just a Gigolo--David Lee Roth
14. It's All Coming Back to Me Now--Celine Dion
15. If--Janet Jackson
16. Careless Whisper--Wham!
17. Come Sail Away--Styx
18. A View to a Kill--Duran Duran
19. Run to You--Whitney Houston
20. Holiday--Madonna
21. We are the World--U.S.A. for Africa

Jon said...

I just want the poem:

1. Law & Order theme song
2. Barney Miller theme song
3. Copacabana--Barry Manilow
4. The Phantom of the Opera --The Phantom of the Opera soundtrack
5. Lady, Lady, Lady--Joe Esposito (Flashdance soundtrack)
6. Sunglasses at Night--Corey Hart
7. Hazy Shade of Winter--The Bangles
8. The Tears of a Clown--Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
9. If I Can't Have You-- Bee Gees
10. Let 'Em In--Paul McCartney
11. Sold--John Michael Montgomery
12. Always--Atlantic Starr
13. Just a Gigolo--David Lee Roth
14. It's All Coming Back to Me Now--Celine Dion
15. If--Janet Jackson
16. Careless Whisper--Wham!
17. Come Sail Away--Styx
18. A View to a Kill--Duran Duran
19. Run to You--Whitney Houston
20. Holiday--Madonna
21. We are the World--U.S.A. for Africa

JL said...

I want the poem too! (Good Job Realtor Michelle!)

1. Law & Order theme song
2. Barney Miller theme song
3. Copacabana--Barry Manilow
4. The Phantom of the Opera --The Phantom of the Opera soundtrack
5. Lady, Lady, Lady--Joe Esposito (Flashdance soundtrack)
6. Sunglasses at Night--Corey Hart
7. Hazy Shade of Winter--The Bangles
8. The Tears of a Clown--Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
9. If I Can't Have You-- Bee Gees
10. Let 'Em In--Paul McCartney
11. Sold--John Michael Montgomery
12. Always--Atlantic Starr
13. Just a Gigolo--David Lee Roth
14. It's All Coming Back to Me Now--Celine Dion
15. If--Janet Jackson
16. Careless Whisper--Wham!
17. Come Sail Away--Styx
18. A View to a Kill--Duran Duran
19. Run to You--Whitney Houston
20. Holiday--Madonna
21. We are the World--U.S.A. for Africa

Sarah said...

1. Law & Order theme song
2. Barney Miller theme song
3. Copacabana--Barry Manilow
4. The Phantom of the Opera --The Phantom of the Opera soundtrack
5. Lady, Lady, Lady--Joe Esposito (Flashdance soundtrack)
6. Sunglasses at Night--Corey Hart
7. Hazy Shade of Winter--The Bangles
8. The Tears of a Clown--Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
9. If I Can't Have You-- Bee Gees
10. Let 'Em In--Paul McCartney
11. Sold--John Michael Montgomery
12. Always--Atlantic Starr
13. Just a Gigolo--David Lee Roth
14. It's All Coming Back to Me Now--Celine Dion
15. If--Janet Jackson
16. Careless Whisper--Wham!
17. Come Sail Away--Styx
18. A View to a Kill--Duran Duran
19. Run to You--Whitney Houston
20. Holiday--Madonna
21. We are the World--U.S.A. for Africa

Ryan R. said...

1. Law and Order
2. Barney Miller
3. Copacabana-Manilow
4. Phantom of the Opera-Webber
5. Slum Dog Millionaire Music
6. I Wear My Sunglasses at Night-Hart
7. Hazy Shade of Winter-Bangals
8. Tears of a Clown-Robinson
9.
10.
11. Footloose-Loggins
12. Always-Atlantic Starr
13. I'm Just a Gigolo-Roth
14. It's All Coming Back to Me Now-Dion
15.
16. Careless Whisper-Wham/G. Michael
17. Come Sail Away-Styx
18.
19.
20. Never Gonna Give You Up-Astley
21. Greatest Love of All-Houston