Saturday, July 25, 2009

Song! Challenge! #9: Home Is Where The Heart Is

...and the heart is in a Song! Challenge! right now.

Sponsored by, this week's Song! Challenge! takes you to the heart of the home in a big way. This week's game is pretty straightforward, with just a couple obscure ones -- I'm going to give it a Degree of Difficulty of 3.4.

How many of the song titles and artists can you identify when all the clips include a word for some sort of house, home, or other domicile? Your task is to name all 19 songs in this week's Challenge! Some extra information for this week's game:
  • There is one TV theme song in this week's Challenge!
  • This Challenge!, perhaps better than any other, showcases the diversity (aka, "randomness") of my music collection: Broadway showtunes, country, R&B that isn't Toni Braxton, jazz, easy listening, easy listening, easy listening...OK, maybe it's not that diverse, but still, there's some good stuff in there.
  • Words for residences that you won't find in the title or lyrics of song clips in this week's Song! Challenge! include wigwam, igloo, condo, lean-to, co-op, tent, tepee, geodesic dome, manse, cabin, and lair-deep-in-the-heart-of-an-active-volcano.
The Rules

Your job is to enter your song guesses for all 19 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, if it's a Broadway show then provide the song title and show it was in, blah blah blah). Again, I'll be counting minor misspellings and other tiny inaccuracies as correct, as long as you're mostly right.

NEW LAST WEEK AND I'M KEEPING IT THIS WEEK: You can submit your comment-entry starting at 7:00pm EDT tonight, but I'm going to wait until Sunday at about 7:00pm EDT 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...there was a fair degree of copy-and-paste cheating last week, as you may have noticed. The judges are currently conferring on specific action to take when the primary system-abusers are in town next 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: to hear the quiz and enter your comment/entry.

The Grand Prize

The first person to get all 19 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 28 -- will win a $10 Amazon gift card, sponsored by It's their launch week, starting Sunday, July 26 -- you can visit them here to find out about all kinds of cool ways to save money AND participate in some cool giveaways.

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(Almost) Everybody "Wins"

In the grand tradition of a participant prize for all (and in acknowledgment of the fact that this one is pretty easy), anyone who ENTERS IN THE COMMENTS and gets at least ten 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 drawing, created by me especially for them. Everyone's drawing will be different, based on what I know of the contestants. (Artistic quality not guaranteed, drawing may suck, etc.)

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K.T. said...

3. Two of a Kind, workin on a Full House, Garth Brooks
4. Country Road
5. Our House, Madness
6. Jefferson's Theme
8. All that Jazz, Chicago
9. Even Now, Barry Manilow
13. Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Jim Nabors
15. Erase, Mika
16. Up on the Roof, Too Many people have recorded this song for me to tell who is in the clip
17. Easy to Love, Anything Goes
19. Part-time Lover, Stevie Wonder

Hoping for some partial credit to get the minimum score :-)

daveandlisa said...

1. Master of the House--Les Miserables (musical soundtrack)
2. East of the Sun--Sarah Vaughan
3. Two of a Kind, Workin' on a Full House--Garth Brooks
4. Take Me Home Country Roads--Toots and the Maytals
5. Our House--Madness
6. The Jeffersons (TV show theme song)
7. I'll Fly Away--Alan Jackson
8. All That Jazz--Chicago (musical soundtrack)
9. Even Now--Barry Manilow
10. You're My Home--Billy Joel
11. Far From the Home I Love--Fidler on the Roof (musical soundtrack)
12. A Home--Dixie Chicks
13. 20 Fans--Jim Nabors (The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas musical soundtrack)
14. Bedda at Home--Jill Scott
15. Erase--Mika
16. Up on the Roof--Kenny Lynch
17. Easy to Love--Anything Goes (musical soundtrack)
18. I'll Cover You--Rent (musical soundtrack)
19. Part-time Lover--Stevie Wonder

Thanks! This was fun!!

Brooke Nelson said...

Let it be known: I HATE MUSICALS!!!!
However, I still know them. Sad. I need to replace those file drawers in my brain with new information.

Here's what I have (sans #7 and #10, still working on those):

1. Master of the House - from "Les Miserables"
2. East Of The Sun (And West Of The Moon) - Diana Krall
3. Two of a Kind Workin On A Full House - Garth Brooks
4. Country Roads - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
5. Our House - Madness
6. Movin' On Up - Jeffersons Theme, Ja'net Du Bois
7. I'll Fly Away (I think?!??!)
8. All That Jazz - from "Chicago"
9. Even Now - Barry Manilow
11. Far From The Home I Love - from "Fiddler On the Roof"
12. A Home - Dixie Chicks
13. 20 Fans - from "Best Little Whorehouse In Texas"
14. Bedda At Home - Jill Scott
15. Erase - Mika
16. Up On The Roof - Peter Cincotti
17. Easy To Love - from "Anything Goes", John Barrowman?
18. I'll Cover You - from "RENT"
19. Part Time Lover - Stevie Wonder

shouldhavezagged said...

1. "Les Misérables" - Master of the House
2. Diana Krall – East of the Sun (and West of the Moon)
3. Garth Brooks - Two of a Kind, Working on a Full House
4. Toots & the Maytals - Take Me Home, Country Roads
5. Madness - Our House
6. The Jeffersons theme
7. Alan Jackson - I'll Fly Away
8. "Chicago" - All That Jazz
9. Barry Manilow - Even Now
10. Billy Joel - You're My Home (This is one of my favorite Billy Joel songs + from a wonderful album.)
11. "Fiddler on the Roof" - Far from the Home I Love
12. Dixie Chicks - A Home
13. "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" - Deputy Fred's line
14. Bedda at Home - Jill Scott AKA Jilly from Philly (I dedicate this entry to my loving husband, William.)
15. Mika - Erase
16. Peter Cincotti - Up on the Roof
17. "Anything Goes" - Easy to Love
18. "Rent" - I'll Be Your Shelter
19. Stevie Wonder - Part Time Lover

Bookmom said...

1. "Master of the House" from Les Miserables Original Broadway Cast recording, Leo Burmester singing the lead.

2. "East of the Sun/West of the Moon", Diana Krall

3. "Two of a Kind (Working on a Full House", Garth Brooks

4. "Country Roads, Take Me Home" Toots and Maytals

5. "Our House", Madness

6. "Movin' On Up (Theme from The Jeffersons" sung my Ja'net DuBois

7. "I'll Fly Away" Alan Jackson

8. "And All That Jazz" from the musical Chicago, sung by Bebe Neuwirth

9. ""Even Now", Barry Manilow

10. "You're My Home", Billy Joel

11. "Far from the Home I Love" from Fiddler on the Roof, Julia Migenes

12. "A Home", Dixie Chicks

13. "Prologue from The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" movie, Jim Nabors

14. "Bedda at Home", Jill Scott

15. "Erase", Mika

16. "Up on the Roof" Peter Cincotti

17. "Easy to Love" from the musical Anything Goes, Gregg Edelman

18. "I'll Cover You" from the musical Rent, movie, Wilson Jermaine Heredia

19. "Part Time Lover", Stevie Wonder

shouldhavezagged said...

I just noticed that I wrote the lyrics from the Rent song instead of the title. D'oh! So much for proofreading abilities.