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The Random Lyrics Game

Via Jamelah, we have another meme. I'm not sure if I've done this exact one before, but I've certainly done similar ones. The rules this time:

  1. Put your mp3 player or music player on your computer on random.
  2. Post the first four lines from the first 20 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing the song (Skip repeat artists).
  3. Post and let everyone you know guess what song and artist the lines come from.

Readers, leave your guesses in the comments. Some will be super easy, but try not to cheat by Googling!

Lyrics are after the jump. I have taken liberties in some places with what the "first four lines" are (for example, the actual first four lines of #5 just consist of the title of the song plus "Ohhhhh," so I thought that was a little easy and skipped ahead to the verse).

srah - Thursday, 10 July 2008 - 9:26 PM
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Comments (17)

gravatar Gretchen - July 11, 2008 - 12:34 AM -

Is there a limit as to how many we can guess?
3. Rehab, Amy Winehouse
5. The Longest Time, William Joel
7. She Loves You, The Beatles
I also know 9, 11, 16, and 20, but I'll leave those or come back and do them later.

gravatar Elisabeth - July 11, 2008 - 1:27 AM -

20. Somebody to Love by Queen

gravatar jess - July 11, 2008 - 4:03 AM -

1. Lose my breath - Destiny's Child
2. I feel pretty - Westside Story
9. A little less conversation - Elvis Presley
11. Wouldn't it be nice - the beach boys

gravatar Jamie - July 11, 2008 - 4:08 AM -

2. I Feel Pretty from West Side Story
8. Me and Bobby McGhee, Janis Joplin or whoever else sang this, too.
9. A Little Less Conversation, Elvis Presley
12. I'm Not in Love, 10CC
16. Love Will Keep Us Together, Captain and Tennille

I also knew 19. and I even guessed the singer right but had to google it, so it doesn't count.

gravatar Cheryl - July 11, 2008 - 8:19 AM -

I actually knew all but, like, 5. I never know what songs you are quoting, because they're always musicals. I am proud of myself.

gravatar srah - July 11, 2008 - 8:41 AM -

I have to say that #17 is pretty hard because although I've heard the song a million times, I never knew any of the lyrics. Or I made up my own. But according to The Internets, these are the lyrics!

gravatar srah - July 11, 2008 - 8:42 AM -

Oh, and Elisabeth, there is one in there that I expected you (and probably only you) to be able to answer.

gravatar alfie - July 11, 2008 - 9:40 AM -

13. When the Foeman Bears His Steel from Pirates of Penzance, probably lead vocals by Tony Azito.

gravatar ashley - July 11, 2008 - 9:46 AM -

#4-- Valerie - Steve Winwood

What a fun game! :)

gravatar jamelah - July 11, 2008 - 10:10 AM -

19 is "Bliss" by Tori Amos.

All the other ones I knew had already been guessed.

gravatar Pants - July 11, 2008 - 4:45 PM -

Fun! No guesses here...though I have to say that "Wouldn't It Be Nice" is one of my most favorite songs of all time.

gravatar Didi - July 11, 2008 - 5:04 PM -

N° 10 "Elaeudanla Teïtéïa" by Serge Gainsbourg

gravatar all the wine - July 11, 2008 - 5:28 PM -

14. hahahahahahah Blake Lewis - hate 2 love her.

Laughing at myself because this is one of my top played tracks. ON ACCIDENT!!

gravatar Jez - July 11, 2008 - 10:27 PM -

Hi Srah,

Number 15 is "Señor", by Paris Combo.

Sorry it's been such a long time. How are you doing?

gravatar srah - July 12, 2008 - 9:00 AM -

Elisabeth, Jez came along and snatched up your lyrics!

gravatar Elisabeth - July 12, 2008 - 5:09 PM -

I didn't come back in time!

gravatar srah - August 19, 2008 - 8:28 AM -

Since you guys never answered them, #17 is Pearl Jam, "Yellow Ledbetter" (who knew it had lyrics? In English?) and #18 is Travis, "One Night"

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