Monday, April 21, 2008

Thanks for the memeries...

I saw this on my friend Becca's Facebook page, and decided to put it up while I take my time writing up a post about my short-lived foray into online dating this past weekend (stay tuned). Plus, I had a lot of fun with the movie quotes meme, so I thought a lyrics quiz would be amusing.

The Rules:

Step 1: Put your music player on shuffle.
Step 2: Post the first line from the first 50 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing. (This seemed rather excessive, so I stopped at 30)
Step 3: Bold out the songs when someone guesses both artist and track correctly.
Step 4: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is CHEATING!
Step 5: If you like the game post your own

Here goes:

  1. Bright cold silver moon, tonight alone in my room (Faber Drive - Tongue Tied)
  2. And she was lying in the grass (Talking Heads - And She Was)
  3. Play a little kiss and tell with poison pills (54-40 - Ocean Pearl)
  4. As I'm staring through this fire, it's too late to make you mine (State of Shock - Money Honey)
  5. Step right up and don't be shy (Tubes - She's a Beauty)
  6. Welcome to your life, there’s no turning back (Tears for Fears - Everybody Wants to Rule the World)
  7. Load up on guns and bring your friends (Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit)
  8. You make me weep, I wanna die (Journey - Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin')
  9. When you first left me I was wanting more (Lily Allen - Smile)
  10. I used to be a rolling stone you know (Elton John - Philadelphia Freedom)
  11. You can look at the menu but you just can’t eat (Howard Jones - No One is to Blame)
  12. Midway hawkers calling “Try your luck with me” (Rush - Lakeside Park) [Dani, I'm surprised you didn't get this one.]
  13. Don’t tell me I’m wrong cause I’ve been watching every move that you make (Blue Rodeo - Try)
  14. Take your baby by the hand (Wang Chung - Dancehall Days)
  15. So long, so long, so long he's been away (Tom Cochrane - The Boy Inside the Man)
  16. Why you wanna tell me how to live my life (Bon Jovi - Have a Nice Day)
  17. One, two, three take my hand and come with me (Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl)
  18. Someday soon and I don’t know when (Blue Rodeo - Trust Yourself)
  19. Your baby is a good cook, his baby has a cool look (David Wilcox - The Grind) Note, this is the Canadian blues/rock David Wilcox, not the American folk singer David Wilcox.
  20. If you would just be sensible, you’d find me indispensible (Honeymoon Suite - Feel it Again)
  21. I am the fountain of affection (Great Big Sea - When I'm Up (I Can't Get Down))
  22. I never knew, I never knew that everything was falling through (The Fray - Over My Head (Cable Car))
  23. I was happy in my harbour when you cut me loose (KT Tunstall - Silent Sea)
  24. You must understand though the touch of your hand makes my pulse react (Tina Turner - What's Love Got to Do With it)
  25. Working like a dog for the boss man (Aerosmith - Love in an Elevator)
  26. A wild ride over stony ground (Def Leppard - Animal)
  27. Won’t you come see about me (Simple Minds, Don't You Forget About Me)
  28. Give me that opener, pass me that beer (Teenage Head, Let's Shake)
  29. Early in the morning and I can’t sleep (Rod Stewart, Infatuation)
  30. Rumour spreading round in that Texas town (ZZ Top, La Grange)

Thanks for playing, everyone!


  1. YAY! I'm going to play along on my blog on Wednesday, now that I finally have an I-Pod.

    24. Is What's Love got to do with it

    27. Don't you forget about me?

    Yeah, I suck at this!

  2. Ooh! Fun!

    5. She's a Beauty by the Tubes
    6. Everybody Wants to Rule the World by Tears for Fears
    11. No One Is To Blame by Howard Jones

  3. 5. She's a Beauty by The Tubes

    6. Everybody Wants to Rule the World by Tears for Fears

    11. No One is to Blame by Howard Jones

    14. oooohhhh, I KNOW this one

    22. Over My Head by The Fray

    24. What's Love Got to Do With It by Tina Turner

  4. Anonymous5:50 PM

    Off the top of my head, I can add:

    2. And She Was -- Talking Heads
    7. Smells Like Teen Spirit -- Nirvana
    14. Dance Hall Days -- Wang Chung

  5. Anonymous8:44 PM

    I knew 6, 14, and 24...those are already answered!

    I'll think on it some more. This one is fun--may work for me soon!

  6. # 3 ocean pearl - 54-40?

  7. Briana - you don't suck, you got two!

    Suzanne! Welcome back.

    JMC - I know #14 too, lol. And so did Bill.

    Alissa - You know more than that, hint, hint.

    Meanie, Ocean Pearl is right. Knowing your taste in music, I was sure you'd recognize #28.

  8. Anonymous10:32 PM

    My god if I did this no one woudl get it... some weird shit on my iPod.

    13. Try, by Blue Rodeo
    20. Feel it again, Honeymoon Suite

    I know a lot of these... and it's making me insane. I may return...

  9. Ok, I totally suck at this because I don't know any of these.

  10. I don't no ANY!! I really suck at these things. But I really do like the post. Maybe I borrow the idea (though the last time I actually got to listen to FIFTY songs on iTunes? WAAAY before Roo was born.)

  11. Stacy and Nadine, you definitely don't suck. Though I have more than 400 songs on my mp3 player, the shuffle mode brought up an inordinate number of songs by Canadian groups that probably get little or no airplay in the States or Europe.

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  14. #10--Philadelphia Freedom--Elton John

    #29--I Want A New Drug--Huey Lewis and the News--????--this one is so familiar...but I'm just not sure I have it right...

    (those two deleted comments are me by the way...signed in on wrong account)

  15. Anonymous10:27 AM

    21 = Great Big Sea, When I'm Up (I can't get down)

    25 = Aerosmith, love in an elevator

  16. 16. Have a Nice Day - Bon Jovi


  17. Pretty sure 17 is Feist. But I could be wrong.

    I do much better with the music and no lyrics....

  18. Hi Dani! Hi Tanya!

    Susan - #29, right era (cause I'm all about the 80s) but wrong side of the Pond. Think Scottish ex-footballer.

    Josie - Nope, not Feist, though I can see where the confusion might come from. Think iPod commercial.

  19. OK, I just realized how stupid that last comment of mine was. That Feist song was in an iPod commercial. Think older iPod commercial..with dancing silhouettes.

  20. #29--Infatuation by Rod Stewart! Of course..I can't believe I got that wrong!!!

    (I'm obsessed with this post today, by the way...)

  21. Waiting for the update on your date = )

  22. Oh, Mrs. Spaghetti bender, it didn't get to the date part, just the dating site was surreal...

  23. So awesome, I'm stealing this.

    #8 is Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin' by Journey.

  24. Anonymous9:15 PM

    17. 4.5,6 Come on and get your kicks...
    This has been bugging me all day. it's Jet -- Are You Going to Be my Girl.

  25. Anonymous9:15 PM

    17. 4.5,6 Come on and get your kicks...
    This has been bugging me all day. it's Jet -- Are You Going to Be my Girl.