Been busy, too busy to blog, but here is a quiz for you. Name the songs from the first lines. No googling.
The original idea was to use I-tunes, put it on shuffle, and then take the first line of each of the first few songs (excluding those whose first line is the title) but I only realised that half way through. So, yes I cheated, but that doesn’t mean you can!
As featured on many good weblogs. Including Will‘s.
20/09/2006: Updated to eliminate guessed answers
27/09/2006: Finally got round to adding all the answers
Well we got no choice All the girls and boysSchool’s Out – Alice Cooper Identified by Dr Tom Somewhere in the distance Hidden from viewIt’s a mystery – Toyah identified by Andy K Steve walks warily down the street With the brim pulled way down lowAnother One bites the dust -Queen itendified by Tom I heard you on the wireless back in Fifty TwoVideo Killed the Radio Star – The Buggles identified by Will Wow! Moving on the floor now babe, You’re a bird of paradiseRio – Duran Duran, Identified by Tom, an Anonyomus commenter and Pete When the world leaves you feeling blueReach – S Club 7 identified by Mad You’re weird in tears too near and too far awayReady to Go – Republica Identified by Will You get a shiver in the dark>Sultans of Swing – Dire Straits identified by Will
- Seven years of waiting Seven years of holding on New Beginning – Stephen Gately
- Mary this is yours – The Lemon Song
I don’t want to go out. I want to stay in.Modern Love – David Bowie identified by Dr Tom I sing myself to sleepSit Down – James Identified by Mad There was one in the gang who had ScalextricAll I want for Christmas is a Dulklah Preague Away Kit – Half man Half Biscuit Identified by Pete Johns
- If a black man is racist, is it okay? – Spiders Web – Katie Melua
I was born in a crossfire hurricaneJumpin Jack Flash – The Rolling Stones identified by David M
- I’m only a poor little sparrow – The Sparrow – Abbey Hey Ramblers
Poor old Johnny Ray.Come on Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners identified by Pete Johns Once there was a man who had a little too much time on his handsReturn to Oz – Scissor Sisters, Identified by Pete Johns Confidence is a preference for the habitual voyeur of what is known asPark Life – Blur (Featuring Phil Daniels) identified by Mad and Dr Tom
- I cross the void beyond the mind (Will refused to admit he knew this, but he very well it’s I am The Doctor by Jon Pertwee)
Riding on any wave there is the luck you craveConnection – Elastica identified by Will Don’t you think it’s funny that nothings what it seems when you’re not looking forwardSize of a Cow – The Wonderstuff Identified by Mad Hast du etwas Zeit fur mich Dann singe ich ein Lied fur dich99 Luftblons – Nena identified by Pete Johns I’m your only friend, I’m not your only friendBirdhouse in your soul – They might be giants identified by Dr Tom Every little thing you do is harder than you dreamHope for you and me – The Promise – title identified by Andy K Once I belived that when love came to meGetting better – Cass Elliott identified by Sarah
Answers to any of these in the comments box.