Saturday, July 03, 2010

Song! Challenge! #17: Back to the Intros

When the first Song! Challenge! dropped, it was an homage to song introductions -- those first few notes or those first few seconds that can instantly trigger a memory or an emotion. This week's Song! Challenge! hearkens back to that first golden Song! Challenge of 2009.

This Song! Challenge! is probably more difficult than average because of a few of the clips. I've taken the first several seconds of 18 song clips. How many can you identify?

Your task is to identify all 18 clips -- TITLE OF SONG AND ARTIST -- in this week's Challenge!. Some extra information for this week's game:
  • No TV theme songs this week.
  • But there is something that all of the ARTISTS this week have in common. If you figure out what that is, it might make it easier to identify some of the ones you do not know off the top of your head.
  • 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. 18 clips x 2 points = 36 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 18 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, JULY 6 -- will win a $10 Costco Cash card, sponsored by me.

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 20. You'll need to get at least 20 points in order to get the (Almost) Everybody "Wins" prize.

This week's (Almost) Everybody "Wins" prize is a surprise again. I don't have any good ideas, but I promise I'll come up with something! 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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