Saturday, May 15, 2010

Song! Challenge! #12: I'm Sorry, Could You Repeat That?

So, now that you've participated in one, are you actually glad the Song! Challenge! is back? Hmmm...

This week's game is, I think, slightly harder than normal. I'm going to give it a Degree of Difficulty of 8.4. How many of the clips can you identify?

This week, the Challenge! is tailor-made for the hard of hearing. Each clip contains a word or phrase repeated one or more times. Each clip contains a word or phrase repeated one or more times. (Bwahaha!)

Your task is to identify all 20 clips -- SONG AND ARTIST -- in this week's Challenge!. Some extra information for this week's game:
  • There is one TV theme song. (Of course.)
  • If you get all 20, I will be amazed. I believe a perfect score on this week's Challenge! to be impossible, unless you are me, which you are probably not.
  • Clip #3 is NOT "Jingle Bells."
  • In response to feedback from last year's Challenge!s, I have added identifying numbers before each clip, to make it easier to figure out which song you're on. Sadly, I didn't save the master "numbering" file from last week, and I had to re-record the numbers at the unreasonably loud Panera. Therefore, the numbers are kind of lame. But you're a big boy and/or girl, so I'm sure it will be just fine.
  • Some of the songs in this week's Challenge! have appeared in previous Challenge!s.
  • Each clip will be worth 2 points, and I will award partial credit. If you get the song title but not the artist or the artist but not the title, I will give you 1 point. Get both the song AND the artist and get 2 points.
  • We're going to try another experiment this week, and I'm not going to post any entries until after the 7pm deadline. We'll see how well everyone can do when they don't have anyone's paper to peek off of.

The Rules

Your job is to enter your song guesses for all 20 clips (SONG TITLE AND ARTIST THIS WEEK) as a single comment here on the blog. In the case of a song from a movie or musical, you may provide either the artist who sang it or the movie/musical it appeared in. In the case of the one TV show, just put "Theme from ____." 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 won't be approving any comments until after the Tuesday evening deadline. No help from other entries this time around. The deadline for all entries is Tuesday evening at 7:00pm EDT.

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 20 song titles and artists correct in a single entry -- or the person with the most points by 7:00PM EDT ON TUESDAY, MAY 18 -- will win a $10 Target gift card, sponsored by me, this time around.

If you'd like to participate as a prize sponsor by donating a prize valued at $10 or more, please e-mail me at SSSemester(at)yahoo(dot)com.

(Almost) Everybody "Wins"

This week's (Almost) Everybody "Wins" prize is a limited edition -- edition will be limited to the number of (Almost) Everybody "Wins" winners -- original photograph created by me and mailed or hand-delivered to you. Make sure to leave your e-mail address in the body of your comment/entry so that I can follow up and get you your (Almost) Everybody "Wins" prize. (If you're worried about spambots, use the format "user(at)domain(dot)whatever" like I did above, and we should be fine. Nobody reads this blog anyway -- not even spambots.)

The target number for this week's (Almost) Everybody "Wins" is 15. You'll need to get at least 15 points correct in order to get the (Almost) Everybody "Wins" prize.

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Brooke Nelson said...

An anticipated score of 21/40. Failing.

1. Barry Manilow
2. You Didn't Know Me When - Harry Connick, Jr.
3. musical or something?? eh...
4. Summer Lovin' from Grease (ew, ew, ew, I hate hate hate this with the fiery passion of one hundred fusing suns)
5. I Have Nothing - Whitney Houston (from The Bodyguard)
6. I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
7. Gimme Gimme Gimme - ABBA
13. I Finally Found Someone - Bryan Adams and Barbra Streisand
14. probably some crummy musical :)
15. Girlfriend - Avril Lavigne
17. The Lion Sleeps Tonight - The Nylons
19. The Cup Of Life (La Copa De La Vida) - Ricky Martin
20. Rock Me Sexy Jesus from Hamlet 2 (possession of this song should be a Class D Misdemeanor; however, I think the SPARK Drama Ministry should put it on)

Lisa said...

We have stayed up waaay past our bedtime! This was quite a challenge!!

1. WKRP in Cincinnati theme song
2. ???
3. A Chorus Line (musical)--Sing
4. Grease--Summer Nights
5. Whitney Houston (The Bodyguard Soundtrack)--I Have Nothing
6. Jason Mraz--I'm Yours
7. ABBA--Gimme Gimme Gimme
8. Christina Aguilera--Ain't No Other Man
9. Alan Jackson--Tall, Tall Trees
10. ???
11. Bill Withers--Use Me
12. Cake--Short Skirt, Long Jacket
13. Bryan Adams & Barbra Streisand--I Finally Found Someone
14. ???
15. Avril Lavigne--Girlfriend
16. ???
17. The Tokens---The Lion Sleeps Tonight
18. Bjork--It's Oh So Quiet
19. Ricky Martin--Go Go Go Ale Ale Ale
20. Hamlet 2--Rock Me Sexy Jesus (The Ralph Sall Experience)

Thank you and good night!!
Dave & Lisa

Scott S. Semester said...

Brooke entered this week's challenge on Saturday, May 15, at 9:35pm.

Scott S. Semester said...

Lisa entered this week's challenge on Sunday, May 16, at 12:19am.

shouldhavezagged said...

Here are the answers from the Brady-Boucher household:

1. Steve Carlisle, "WKRP in Cincinnati Main Theme"
2. Harry Connick, Jr.
3. Bea Arthur, "Jingle Bells"
4. Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta, "Summer Nights"
5. Whitney Houston, "I Have Nothing"
6. Jason Mraz, "I'm Yours"
7. ABBA, "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)"
8. Christina Aguilera, "Ain't No Other Man"
9. Alan Jackson, "Tall, Tall Trees"
10. K'naan (feat. Adam Levine), "Bang Bang"
11. Bill Withers, "Use Me"
12. Cake, "Short Skirt/Long Jacket"
13. Bryan Adams (feat. Barbra Streisand), "I Finally Found Someone"
15. Avril Lavigne, "Girlfriend"
16. Jo Dee Messina, "Burn"
17. Lebo M, "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"
19. Ricky Martin
20. The West Mesa High Drama Dept., "Rock Me Sexy Jesus"

Scott S. Semester said...

Sacha and Bill entered this week's challenge on Sunday, May 16, at 11:43am.

Amanda and Ryan M. said...

Here we go...

1. ?
2. ?
3. A skit from SNL?
4. Summer Nights from Grease
5. I Have Nothing by Whitney Houston
6. I’m Yours by Jason Mraz
7. ?
8. Ain’t no Other Man by Christina Aguilera
9. Tall, Tall Trees by Alan Jackson
10. Bang Bang by K’naan f/Adam Levine
11. Use Me by Bill Withers
12. Short Skirt/Long Jacket by Cake
13. I Finally Found Someone by Bryan Adams and Barbra Streisand
14. ?
15. Girlfriend by Avril Lavrigne
16. ?
17. The Lion Sleeps Tonight by The Tokens
18. ?
19. The Cup of Life by Ricky Martin
20. ?

Not as much help from the hubs this time, because he kept falling asleep! :-)

Scott S. Semester said...

Amanda and Ryan entered this week's challenge on Sunday, May 16, at 11:11pm.

K.T. said...

Argh....only a few minutes available for this at lunch time today!! I don't qualify for anything, but I have to submit. I wish I had more time, because I do recognize some of these, I just don't have time to THINK!!

1. Theme from WKRP in Cincinnati
2. You Didn't Know Me When by Harry Connick, Jr.
3. SING! A Chorus Line
4. Summer Lovin' Grease Soundtrack
5. I have Nothing by Whitney Houston
7. Gimme Gimme Gimme by ABBA
8. Something by George Michael
17. The Lion Sleeps Tonight, from the Lion King Soundtrack
19. Partial Credit Please, by Ricky Martin

Scott S. Semester said...

KT entered this week's challenge on Tuesday, May 18, at 3:24pm

mmorris said...

1. WKRP in Cincinnati-- composed by Tom Wells, lyrics by Hugh Wilson, and performed by Steve Carlisle
2. Harry Connick Jr.
4. Summer Nights- Grease Soundtrack
5. I Have Nothing-Whitney Houston
6. I'm Yours- Jason Mraz
7. Gimme Gimme Gimme (a man after midnight)- Abba
8. Ain't No Other Man- Christina Aguilera
11. Use Me- Bill Withers
12. Short Skirt/ Long Jacket- Cake (one of my all time faves!)
15. Girlfriend- Avril Lavigne
17. The Lion Sleeps Tonight- the Tokens, although I don't think this is the original version by the Tokens. Not sure what it is.
18. It's Oh So Quiet- Bjork
19. The Cup of Life- Ricky Martin

Scott S. Semester said...

MMorris entered this week's challenge on Tuesday, May 18, at 6:00pm.

Nicole said...

4.Summer Nights - Grease
5. I have Nothing - Whitney Houston
6. I'm yours - Jason Mraz
8. Ain't no other man - Christina Aguilera
9. Tall, Tall Trees - Alan Jackson
12. Short Skirt/Long Jacket - CAKE
15. Girlfriend - Avril Lavigne
16. Burn - Jodee Messina
17. The Tokens - The Lion Sleeps Tonight
19. Something by ricky martin ;)

nmtowell +at+ gmail +dot+ com

Scott S. Semester said...

Nicole entered this week's challenge on Tuesday, May 18, at 6:53pm.