Saturday, May 29, 2010

Song Challenge #14: Hi & Bye

What do you think of Season 2 of the Song! Challenge!? Is it as good as Season 1? Even better? Let's you and me find out together, shall we?

This week's game is, I think, average to somewhere around slightly average. I'm going to give it a Degree of Difficulty of 5.2. How many of the clips can you identify?

This week's Challenge! clips heavily feature the words "Hello" and "Goodbye."

Your task is to identify all 14 clips -- SONG TITLE AND ARTIST -- in this week's Challenge!. Some extra information for this week's game:
  • There are no TV theme songs. (You: WHAT?! Me: I know. Two weeks in a row!)
  • There are also no Broadway showtunes. (You: Scott, are you feeling okay? Me: Mostly.)
  • This week there are no numbers between the clips; still working on audio technical difficulties. But it will help to know that the 14 clips alternate back and forth between a "hello" and a "goodbye."
  • The song title may or may not actually contain the word, "Hello" or "Goodbye."
  • Songs in this week's Challenge! may 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.
  • Seems to be working well for me to hold all entries until the deadline. I'll wait to post entries until after the 7pm EDT Tuesday 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 14 clips (SONG TITLE AND ARTIST 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 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: http://sssemester.blogspot.com to hear the quiz and enter your comment/entry.

The Grand Prize -- It's Pretty Cool This Week

The first person to get all 14 song titles and artists correct in a single entry -- or the person with the most points by 7:00PM EDT ON TUESDAY, JUNE 1 -- will win a photo shoot with local photographer Amy Gunn. Amy's the one who took my pictures for my Facebook and Twitter profiles, and she is supercool. If you click over to her sample site, you can see some other great examples of her work!

***Details: Must complete photo shoot by 12/31/2010. Includes one hour at a location to be mutually agreed upon (your home or other public location). Photographer will offer suggestions about attire if requested. Includes up to three people within the one-hour shoot. Includes 5 to 7 edited images in a digital format that has no copyright restrictions.

And hey! 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"

The target number for this week's (Almost) Everybody "Wins" is 14. You'll need to get at least 14 points correct in order to get the (Almost) Everybody "Wins" prize.

This week's (Almost) Everybody "Wins" prize is a pep talk. I'll send you an e-mail with as-personalized-as-possible motivation and inspiration, some time in the next four weeks. Hopefully, it'll be well timed and make a difference. Make sure to leave your e-mail address in the body of your comment/entry so I can e-mail you. (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.)


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19 comments:

mmorris said...

TEAM HCTM

1.
2.
3. Smells Like Teen Spirit- Nirvana
4. Billy Joel ???
5. Hello, Goodbye- The Beatles
6. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road- Elton John
7. Hello, I Love You-- The Doors
8. It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday- Boyz II Men
9. Neil Diamond??
10.
11.
12. Cherry Bomb-- Runaways
13. Hello- Lionel Richie
14.

mmorris said...

1. hello its me-- todd rundgren
2.
3. Smells Like Teen Spirit- Nirvana
4. Billy Joel ???
5. Hello, Goodbye- The Beatles
6. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road- Elton John
7. Hello, I Love You-- The Doors
8. It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday- Boyz II Men
9. Hello Again-- Neil Diamond
10.
11. Goodbye to Love-- The Carpenters
12. Cherry Bomb-- Runaways
13. Hello- Lionel Richie
14.

mmorris said...

1. hello its me-- todd rundgren
2.
3. Smells Like Teen Spirit- Nirvana
4. Say Goodby to Hollywood - Billy Joel
5. Hello, Goodbye- The Beatles
6. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road- Elton John
7. Hello, I Love You-- The Doors
8. It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday- Boyz II Men
9. Hello Again - Neil Diamond
10. Goodbye to Love- The Carpenters
11. Cherry Bomb-- Runaways
12.
13. Hello- Lionel Richie
14.Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye - Ella Fitzgerald

mmorris said...

1. hello its me-- todd rundgren
2.
3. Smells Like Teen Spirit- Nirvana
4. Say Goodby to Hollywood - Billy Joel
5. Hello, Goodbye- The Beatles
6. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road- Elton John
7. Hello, I Love You-- The Doors
8. It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday- Boyz II Men
9. Hello Again - Neil Diamond
10. Goodbye to Love- The Carpenters
11. Cherry Bomb-- Runaways
12. then you can tell me goodbye by the casinos
13. Hello- Lionel Richie
14.Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye - Ella Fitzgerald

Brooke Nelson said...

Here's what Brooke and Linda have to say:

1. Hello It's Me - Todd Rundgren
2.
3. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
4. Say Goodbye To Hollywood - Billy Joel
5. Hello, Goodbye - The Beatles
6. Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
7. Hello, I Love You - The Doors
8. It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday - Boys To Men
9. Hello, My Friend - Neil Diamond
10. Goodbye To Love - The Carpenters
11.
12.
13. Hello - Lionel Richie
14. Ella Fitzgerald

mmorris said...

1. hello its me-- todd rundgren
2. Kiss Him Goodbye by The Nylons
3. Smells Like Teen Spirit- Nirvana
4. Say Goodby to Hollywood - Billy Joel
5. Hello, Goodbye- The Beatles
6. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road- Elton John
7. Hello, I Love You-- The Doors
8. It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday- Boyz II Men
9. Hello Again - Neil Diamond
10. Goodbye to Love- The Carpenters
11. Cherry Bomb-- 1plus1
12. then you can tell me goodbye by the casinos
13. Hello- Lionel Richie
14.Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye - Ella Fitzgerald

Amanda and Ryan M. said...

1. Hello it’s Me – Todd Rundgren
2. (Na Na Hey Hey) Kiss Him Goodbye – The Nylons
3. Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
4. Say Goodbye to Hollywood – Billy Joel
5. Hello, Goodbye – The Beatles
6. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – Elton John
7. Hello, I Love You – The Doors
8. It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye to Yesterday – Boyz II Men
9. Hello Again – Neil Diamond
10. Goodbye to Love – The Carpenters
11. Cherry Bomb – The Runaways
12. ?
13. Hello – Lionel Richie
14. Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye – Ella Fitzgerald

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mmorris said...

1. hello its me-- todd rundgren
2. Kiss Him Goodbye by The Nylons
3. Smells Like Teen Spirit- Nirvana
4. Say Goodby to Hollywood - Billy Joel
5. Hello, Goodbye- The Beatles
6. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road- Elton John
7. Hello, I Love You-- The Doors
8. It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday- Boyz II Men
9. Hello Again - Neil Diamond
10. Goodbye to Love- The Carpenters
11. Cherry Bomb-- the RUnaways
12. then you can tell me goodbye by the casinos
13. Hello- Lionel Richie
14.Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye - Ella Fitzgerald

mmorris said...

1. hello its me-- todd rundgren
2. Kiss Him Goodbye by The Nylons
3. Smells Like Teen Spirit- Nirvana
4. Say Goodby to Hollywood - Billy Joel
5. Hello, Goodbye- The Beatles
6. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road- Elton John
7. Hello, I Love You-- The Doors
8. It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday- Boyz II Men
9. Hello Again - Neil Diamond
10. Goodbye to Love- The Carpenters
11. Cherry Bomb-- the RUnaways
12. then you can tell me goodbye by the casinos
13. Hello- Lionel Richie
14.Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye - Ella Fitzgerald

Lisa said...

1. Hello, It's Me--Todd Rundgren
2. Kiss Him Goodbye--The Nylons
3. Smells Like Teen Spirit--Nirvana
4. Say Goodbye to Hollywood--Billy Joel
5. Hello Goodbye--The Beatles
6. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road--Elton John
7. Hello, I Love You--The Doors
8. It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday--Boys II Men
9. Hello Again--Neil Diamond

10. Goodbye to Love--The Carpenters
11. Cherry Bomb--The Runaways
12. Have to think about this one..
13. Hello--Lionel Richie
14. Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye--Ella Fitzgerald

And goodbye!
Dave & Lisa

shouldhavezagged said...

Here is the official Brady-Boucher entry for this week's Challenge!:

1. Todd Rundgren, "Hello It's Me"
2. The Nylons, "Kiss Him Goodbye"
3. Nirvana, "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
4. Billy Joel, "Say Goodbye to Hollywood"
5. The Beatles, "Hello, Goodbye"
6. Elton John, "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road"
7. The Doors, "Hello, I Love You"
8. Boyz II Men, "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday"
9. Neil Diamond, "Hello Again"
10. The Carpenters, "Goodbye to Love"
11. The Runaways, "Cherry Bomb"
12.
13. Lionel Richie, "Hello"
14.

mmorris said...

1. hello its me-- todd rundgren
2. Kiss Him Goodbye by The Nylons
3. Smells Like Teen Spirit- Nirvana
4. Say Goodby to Hollywood - Billy Joel
5. Hello, Goodbye- The Beatles
6. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road- Elton John
7. Hello, I Love You-- GLEE SOUNDTRACK
8. It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday- Boyz II Men
9. Hello Again - Neil Diamond
10. Goodbye to Love- The Carpenters
11. Cherry Bomb-- 1plus1
12. then you can tell me goodbye by the casinos
13. Hello- Lionel Richie
14.Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye - Ella Fitzgerald

mmorris said...

1. hello its me-- todd rundgren
2. Kiss Him Goodbye by The Nylons
3. Smells Like Teen Spirit- Nirvana
4. Say Goodby to Hollywood - Billy Joel
5. Hello, Goodbye- The Beatles
6. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road- Elton John
7. Hello, I Love You-- The Doors
8. It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday- Boyz II Men
9. Hello Again - Neil Diamond
10. Goodbye to Love- The Carpenters
11. Cherry Bomb-- The Runaways
12. then you can tell me goodbye by Pat Kelly
13. Hello- Lionel Richie
14.Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye - Ella Fitzgerald

mmorris said...

1. hello its me-- todd rundgren
2. Kiss Him Goodbye by The Nylons
3. Smells Like Teen Spirit- Nirvana
4. Say Goodby to Hollywood - Billy Joel
5. Hello, Goodbye- The Beatles
6. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road- Elton John
7. Hello, I Love You-- The Doors
8. It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday- Boyz II Men
9. Hello Again - Neil Diamond
10. Goodbye to Love- The Carpenters
11. Cherry Bomb-- the runaways
12. then you can tell me goodbye by Otis Waygood Band
13. Hello- Lionel Richie
14.Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye - Ella Fitzgerald

mmorris said...

1. hello its me-- todd rundgren
2. Kiss Him Goodbye by The Nylons
3. Smells Like Teen Spirit- Nirvana
4. Say Goodby to Hollywood - Billy Joel
5. Hello, Goodbye- The Beatles
6. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road- Elton John
7. Hello, I Love You-- The Doors
8. It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday- Boyz II Men
9. Hello Again - Neil Diamond
10. Goodbye to Love- The Carpenters
11. Cherry Bomb-- the runaways
12. then you can tell me goodbye by Victor Tavares
13. Hello- Lionel Richie
14.Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye - Ella Fitzgerald

mmorris said...

1. hello its me-- todd rundgren
2. Kiss Him Goodbye by The Nylons
3. Smells Like Teen Spirit- Nirvana
4. Say Goodby to Hollywood - Billy Joel
5. Hello, Goodbye- The Beatles
6. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road- Elton John
7. Hello, I Love You-- The Doors
8. It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday- Boyz II Men
9. Hello Again - Neil Diamond
10. Goodbye to Love- The Carpenters
11. Cherry Bomb-- the runaways
12. then you can tell me goodbye by Robbie Cumming
13. Hello- Lionel Richie
14.Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye - Ella Fitzgerald

mmorris said...

1. hello its me-- todd rundgren
2. Kiss Him Goodbye by The Nylons
3. Smells Like Teen Spirit- Nirvana
4. Say Goodby to Hollywood - Billy Joel
5. Hello, Goodbye- The Beatles
6. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road- Elton John
7. Hello, I Love You-- The Doors
8. It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday- Boyz II Men
9. Hello Again - Neil Diamond
10. Goodbye to Love- The Carpenters
11. Cherry Bomb-- the runaways
12. then you can tell me goodbye by David Hasselhoff (This one seems to fit your personality the best!)
13. Hello- Lionel Richie
14.Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye - Ella Fitzgerald

Amanda and Ryan M. said...

After further research, we have a new list:

1. Hello it’s Me – Todd Rundgren
2. (Na Na Hey Hey) Kiss Him Goodbye – The Nylons
3. Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
4. Say Goodbye to Hollywood – Billy Joel
5. Hello, Goodbye – The Beatles
6. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – Elton John
7. Hello, I Love You – The Doors
8. It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye to Yesterday – Boyz II Men
9. Hello Again – Neil Diamond
10. Goodbye to Love – The Carpenters
11. Cherry Bomb – The Runaways
12. Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye - David Hasselhoff
13. Hello – Lionel Richie
14. Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye – Ella Fitzgerald

Also, I love the Song! Challenge! just as much as last season's! :-)

Amy Bridges said...

1. Hello, It’s Me Todd Rundgren
2. Kiss Him Goodbye The Nylons
3. Smells Like Teen Spirit Nirvana
4. Say Goodbye to Hollywood Billy Joel
5. Hello Goodbye The Beatles
6. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Elton John
7. Hello, I Love You The Doors
8. It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday Boyz II Men
9. Hello Again Neil Diamond
10. Goodbye to Love The Carpenters
11. Cherry Bomb The Runaways
12. Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye David Hasselhoff *
13. Hello Lionel Richie
14. Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye Ella Fitzgerald
* This was the only one that truly stumped me, so I’ll admit that I checked a certain forum that you mentioned earlier.
Amy Bridges