Saturday, August 01, 2009

Song! Challenge! #10: Not Entirely English

Sponsored by my friend Nanci, this week's Song! Challenge! no habla inglés -- at least not completely. This week's game is, I think, very difficult. I'm going to give it a Degree of Difficulty of 8.9. How many of the song titles can you identify?

This week, although the song clips may be in English or another language, each song's title contains at least one non-English word. Your task is to name all 15 songs in this week's Challenge! Some extra information for this week's game:
  • There are no TV theme songs in this week's Challenge! (A first, I believe.)
  • A significant portion of these songs could be considered obscure. Very obscure.
  • Most of the other-language languages in the titles of songs in this Challenge! are either French or Spanish, but one title contains Monster-language, one contains Greek, two contain Latin, and two contain Italian.

The Rules

Your job is to enter your song guesses for all 15 songs (TITLE IS ALL WE NEED THIS WEEK) as a single comment here on the blog. Standard rules apply (Judge's decision final, have fun, blah blah blah). Again, I'll be counting minor misspellings and other tiny inaccuracies as correct, as long as you're mostly right.

You can submit your comment-entry starting at 7:00pm EDT tonight, but I'm going to wait until Sunday evening to approve and post any entries.

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 15 song titles correct in a single entry -- or the person with the most song titles and artists correct by 7:00PM EDT ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 4 -- will win a $10 Starbucks gift card, sponsored by my friend Nanci, who is awesome.


(Almost) Everybody "Wins" is on hiatus this week

Unfortunately, I am so far backed up on fulfilling my "(Almost) Everybody "Wins"" obligations that I am putting (Almost) Everybody "Wins" on hiatus this week. So it's one big prize or NOTHING. Pressure's on!

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5 comments:

Amanda M. (grrlygrl88) said...

Pretty sure that I'm not much of a contender this week, but here it goes!

2. Orinoco Flow
6. Mahna Mahna
8. Kyrie
12. Key West Intermezzo (I Saw You First)
15. Quando, Quando, Quando

daveandlisa said...

1. La Ultima Noche
2. Orinoco Flow
3. Cuando Caliente del Sol
4. Transilva
5. Perfidia
6. Mahna Mahna
7. ???
8. Kyrie
9. Chiquitita
10. ???
11. ???
12. Key West Intermezzo (I Saw You First)
13. ???
14. ???
15. Quando Quando Quando

Kudos to Dave for the Spanish portion of our quiz!

Brooke Nelson said...

1. Besame Mucho - Diana Krall
2. Orinoco Flow - Enya
3. Tres Deseos - Gloria Estefan
4. A Tout L'Monde - no idea.... not Megadeth, though
5. Perfidia - Linda Ronstadt?
6. Mahna Mahna - Mahna Mahna and the Snowths
7. S'il Vous Plait - Miles Davis (I totally cheated on this one... don't count it)
8. Kyrie - Mr. Mister
9. Chiquitita - ABBA
10. Nessun Dorma - from Puccini's "Turandot"
11. Habanera - from Bizet's "Carmen"
12. Key West Intermezzo (I Saw You First) - John Mellencamp
13. La Cumparsita - Gerardo Matos Rodriguez
14. Dona Nobis Pacem - traditional Latin hymn
15. Quando, Quando, Quando - Michael Buble ft. Nelly Furtado

I'll donate the next gift card... let me think about a clever one.

daveandlisa said...

1. La Ultima Noche
2. Orinoco Flow
3. Cuando Caliente del Sol
4. Transilva
5. Perfidia
6. Mahna Mahna
7. ???
8. Kyrie
9. Chiquitita
10. ???
11. ???
12. Key West Intermezzo (I Saw You First)
13. The Tango
14. ???
15. Quando Quando Quando

Off to work...have a great day!

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