Saturday, June 12, 2010

Song! Challenge! #16: With An Attitude

Sometimes, we experience feelings that are not exactly happy, content, or glad. Sometimes, we get angry. During an especially frustrating episode this week, the theme for this week's Song! Challenge! occurred to me. Ironically, it made me laugh so hard and for so long that I was no longer angry.

Assuming you have a passing familiarity with popular music of the last five decades and a passing familiarity with Google, this Song! Challenge! will be far easier than average -- except for MAYBE the first clip. I've taken lyrics from 20 well-known songs and read them as if I was extremely angry. How many can you identify?

Your task is to identify all 20 clips -- TITLE OF SONG AND ARTIST -- in this week's Challenge!. Some extra information for this week's game:
  • There's one TV theme song in this week's Challenge!. (Of course. Well, kind of "of course" -- I'd gotten away from including theme songs, but I'm back, baby!) In the case of the theme song, all you have to provide is "Theme to [NAME OF SHOW]."
  • This week, the numbers between the clips are here to stay! I think they might even make you laugh, too.
  • Each clip will be worth 2 points, and there will be partial credit. If you get the title but not the artist, or vice versa, I'll give you one point; get 'em both for 2 points. 19 clips x 2 points = 38 points + 1 clip x 1 point (the TV theme song) = 39 possible 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.

The Rules

Your job is to enter your song guesses for all 20 clips (TITLE OF SONG AND ARTIST FOR EACH CLIP) 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. And trust me, if you're reading this on Facebook, you're gonna want to hear this one.


The Grand Prize

The first person to correctly identify all the clips in a single entry -- or the person with the most points by 7:00PM EDT ON TUESDAY, JUNE 15 -- will win anything from the DonorPoint.org Rewards Store, up to 450 points. You want four recyclable tote bags? DONE! You want an emergency crank flashlight? DONE! You want an Indiana Blood Center baseball cap AND a t-shirt? DONE. Pick one of those examples or use my 450 points however you like.

And hey! If you're cool and would 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 36. You'll need to get at least 36 points in order to get the (Almost) Everybody "Wins" prize.

This week's (Almost) Everybody "Wins" prize is a link to my formspring.me page where you can ask me anything and I promise to answer. 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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4 comments:

Amanda M. said...

1. Be My Lover – La Bouche
2. Single Ladies – BeyoncĂ©
3. Footloose – Kenny Loggins
4. Theme to The Jefferson’s
5. Ain’t Too Proud to Beg – The Temptations
6. You Don’t Bring Me Flowers – Neil Diamond
7. Because You Loved Me – CĂ©line Dion
8. Beauty School Dropout – Frankie Avalon (Grease)
9. Baby One More Time – Britney Spears
10. The Rainbow Connection – Muppet Movie
11. Who Can It Be Now? – Men at Work
12. Sexual Healing – Marvin Gaye
13. Walk Like an Egyptian – The Bangles
14. American Woman – The Guess Who
15. I Just Called to Say I Love You – Stevie Wonder
16. Let’s Go Crazy – Prince
17. Saving All My Love for You – Whitney Houston
18. Eight Days a Week – The Beatles
19. Karma Chameleon – Culture Club
20. Pop – N’sync

Amy Bridges said...

1. Paparazzi – Lady Gaga
2. Single Ladies -- Beyonce
3. Footloose – Kenny Loggins
4. Theme song from the Jeffersons
5. Ain’t too proud to beg -- The Temptations
6. You Don’t Bring Me Flowers – Neil Diamond
7. Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion
8. Beauty School Dropout – Grease, the Musical
9. Hit Me Baby One More Time – Brittany Spears
0 . The Rainbow Connection – The Muppets (featuring Kermit the Frog)
11. Who Can it Be Now – Men at Work
12. Sexual Healing – Marvin Gaye
13. Walk Like an Egyptian – The Bangles
14. American Woman – The Guess Who
15. I Just Called to Say I Love You – Stevie Wonder
16. Let’s Go Crazy - Prince
17. Saving All my love for you – Whitney Houston
18. Eight Days a Week – The Beatles
19. Karma Cameleon – Culture Club
20. Dirty Pop -- NSync

Amy (with help from Daniel)
amyzta118@aol.com

Carol Lee said...

1. La De Da Ringo Starr
2. Single Ladies Beyonce
3. On Any Sunday from Footloose the musical.Kenny Loggins
4. Theme to Movin' On Up byt Jeff Barry & Jan'net Dubois used as the theme to The Jeffersons
5. Ain't Too Proud to Beg The Temptations
6. You Don't Bring Me Flowers Barbra Streisand
7.Because You Loved Me Celine Dion
8. Beauty School Drop Out from Grease sung by Frankie Avalon
9.Baby One More Time Britney Spears
10. The Rainbow Connection written by Paul Williams and sung by Kermit the Frog
11. Who Can It Be Now Men at Work
12. Sexual Healing Marvin Gaye
13. Walk Like An Egyptian The Bangles
14. Next Time This Time Jime Croce
15. I Just Called to Say I Love You Stevie Wonder
16. Lets Go Crazy Incubus
17. Saving All My Love for You Whitney Houston
18. Eight Days a Week Beatles
19. Karma Chamelion Culture Club
20. Pop Lyrics NSync

Lisa said...

1. The Perishers--Is It Over Now
2. Beyonce Knowles--Single Ladies
3. Kenny Loggins--Footloose
4. Jeff Barry & Ja'net Dubois--Movin' On Up (The Jeffersons) or Nelly--Batter Up
5. The Temptations--Ain't Too Proud to Beg
6. Neil Diamond--You Don't Bring Me Flowers
7. Celine Dion--Because You Love Me
8. Grease--Frankie Avalon--Beauty School Drop-Out
9. Blink 182--Baby One More Time
10. Jason Mraz--Rainbow Connection
11. Men At Work--Who Can It Be Now?
12. Marvin Gaye--Sexual Healing
13. The Bangles--Walk Like an Egyptian
14. Lenny Kravitz--American Woman
15. Stevie Wonder--I Just Called to Say I Love You
16. Prince--Let's Go Crazy
17. Whitney Houston--Saving All My Love For You
18. The Beatles--Eight Days A Week
19. Culture Club--Karma Chameleon
20. N'Sync--Pop

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Dave & Lisa