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Lyrics challenge, Day Five!

August 11th, 2006 (10:22 am)

Getting closer and closer to the end. Another 15 lyrics today, and then the final 25 for Sat. *chews nails anxiously*

But first, the leaderboard. *raises eyebrow* Looks like some people never answered round 4....

Current Leaderboard
102 (22+21+22+21+16) : wildecate
102 (18+28+19+17+20) : speakr2customrs
83 (15+14+22+14+18) : empressvesica
82 (10+16+20+18+18) : d_tepes
78 (11+22+17+11+17) : whiskyinmind
73 (14+16+14+17+12) : tthjinni
72 (17+14+18+10+7) : humbleminion
65 (11+15+15+12+12) : uninvitedcat
63 (12+13+24+14) : brendanm720
60 (8+13+11+14+14) : curiouswombat
46 (9+9+16+12) : lea_hazel
45 (12+14+19) : mynuet
35 (5+6+8+4+12) : southerndave
31 (4+8+10+9) : shehasathree
9 (0+5+2+0+2) : larinzia
6 : goddessvicky

Remember, you can go back to previous rounds at any time and add answers.


61) My world crumbles when you are not near
62) Walk in shadow, move in silence, guard against extra-terrestrial violence
63) I'm pushing an elephant up the stairs
64) He's very much maligned and misunderstood
65) You hear the thunder of stampeding rhinos, elephants and tacky tigers
66) She likes 'em with a mustache, race track, season pass, drivin' in a trans am
67) I've got to, run away from the pain you drive into the heart of me
68) If you got the money honey we got your disease
69) And mama always told me be careful what you do, don't go around breaking young girls' hearts
70) My baby may not be rich, he's watchin every dime
71) I think they got the alias, that you been livin under
72) Don't drink, Don't smoke, what do ya do?
73) Strange voices are saying, ah what did they say? Things I can't understand
74) It's gonna take a lot to drag me away from you, it's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do
75) So when you call up that shrink in Beverly Hills, you know the one, Dr. Everything-Be-All-Right

Comments

Posted by: Daveosaurus (southerndave)
Posted at: August 11th, 2006 09:54 am (UTC)

"Looks like some people never answered round 4...."
Not that it would make any difference in my case...

67) Soft Cell, "Tainted Love".
68) Guns and Roses, "Welcome to the Jungle".
69) Michael Jackson, "Billie Jean".
71) Laura Branigan, "Gloria".
72) Adam and the Ants, "Goody Two Shoes".
74) Toto, "Africa".

Posted by: the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone (whiskyinmind)
Posted at: August 11th, 2006 10:01 am (UTC)

61 - Macy Gray, I Try
62 - Will Smith, Men In Black (I'm almost ashamed that I know this one...)
63 - REM, The Great Beyond
64 - The Shamen, Ebeneezer Goode
67 - Soft Cell, Tainted Love (I'm going with the Soft Cell version)
69 - Michael Jackson, Billie Jean
70 - Let's Hear It For The Boy (No clue who did it, one of the seemingly endless 80s female vocalists...)
72 - Adam and the Ants, Goodie Two Shoes
75 - Prince & the Revolution, Let's Go Crazy

Marginally better this time I think!

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: August 11th, 2006 10:05 am (UTC)
Percy Noogie [sinfest]

Seventeen points, so not too bad. Catapults you up to second place for the moment. *grin*

Posted by: the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone (whiskyinmind)
Posted at: August 11th, 2006 10:08 am (UTC)
dw//lunatic/t&c - aquirkofmatter

Yay! Not that it'll last long... *g*

Posted by: Speaker-to-Customers (speakr2customrs)
Posted at: August 11th, 2006 10:15 am (UTC)

61) that annoying croaky-voiced woman who wore the fur collar that looked like it had been a poodle once, she was on a bus in the video, but I can't remember her name! "Try".
62) Will Smith - it's the theme from 'Men in Black', I can't remember if it had a different name so I'll just go with "Men in Black".
63) REM - can't remember the track name! I can sing it but nothing clicks as being the title! "Looking for Answers"?
65) Sparks, "This town ain't big enough for the both of us"
66) Bowling For Soup, "Girl all the bad guys want" (wonderful song and video!)
67) Soft Cell, "Tainted Love" (I sincerely hope you're not listening to the posturing Marilyn Manson version, soulless and with all the bitterness taken out)
69) Michael Jackson, "Billie Jean"
70) Don't know the artist - "Let's Hear it for the Boy"
71) Another one where I can't remember the artist - "Gloria"
72) Adam and the Ants, "Goody Two Shoes"
74) Toto, "Africa".
(CW frequently quotes lyrics from that song, although not those particular lines; she thinks the 'Kilimanjaro rising like Olympus above the Serengeti' line is mind-blowingly surreal in its banality.)

Posted by: uninvitedCat (uninvitedcat)
Posted at: August 11th, 2006 11:24 am (UTC)
I'm getting worse!

61) I Try - Macy Gray
62)
63)
64)
65)
66)
67) Tainted Love - Soft Cell
68) Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N' Roses
69) Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
70)
71)
72) Goodie Two-Shoes - Adam Ant
73)
74) Africa - Toto
75)

Posted by: Humble minion (humbleminion)
Posted at: August 11th, 2006 01:58 pm (UTC)

Oh boy, another one I'm going to bomb at.

61 - Macy Gray - I try
63 - REM - (That song about the dead comedian, can't remember the name...)
69 - Michael Jackson - Billy Jean
70 - ? - My baby takes the morning train(?)
74 - Toto - Africa
75 - ? - Little Miss Can't-Be-Wrong(?)

Okay, I'm just randomly guessing now....

Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: August 11th, 2006 06:22 pm (UTC)

61. Macy Gray - I try
63 REM - can't remember the song title.
65 Sparks - This town ain't big enough for the both of us.
66 Bowling for soup - Girl all the bad guys want
69 Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
71 - Song is called 'Gloria - no idea who by
72 Adam Ant - Goodie two shoes.
74 Toto - Africa

Posted by: Jen (tthjinni)
Posted at: August 11th, 2006 08:49 pm (UTC)

61. I Try - Macy Gray
67. Tainted Love - Soft Cell (I always think of the DW ep when I hear this)
68. Welcome to the Jungle, GnR
69. Billie Jean - Michael Jackson *GAGS*
72. Goodie Two Shoes - Adam Ant
73. Cruel Summer - Ace of Base (I think someone did it before them, tho)

Posted by: Speaker-to-Customers (speakr2customrs)
Posted at: August 12th, 2006 04:26 am (UTC)

I've remembered the artist for 61 - Macy Gray. And I went onto Yahoo! Launch to watch some videos and the REM track is actually listed on my favourites there - it's "The Great Beyond".

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: August 12th, 2006 11:14 am (UTC)
Slow day... (Tumbleweed)

Nice - that takes you up to 100 overall, and only 2 behind the leader.

The final round is now open. *grins* Have at it!

Posted by: In awe of sensible companions.... (wildecate)
Posted at: August 12th, 2006 10:39 am (UTC)
beautiful fcuked up man

61) I try - Macy Gray
62) Men In Black - Will Smith
63) The Great Beyond - REM
64) Ebeneezer Goode - The Shamen
67) Tainted Love - Soft Cell
68) Welcome To the Jungle - Guns N Roses
69) Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
74) Africa - Toto

But first, the leaderboard. *raises eyebrow* Looks like some people never answered round 4....

Some people are off work and have a life.

Ahem, sorry. I'm more moodswingy than a swingy moody thing.

Posted by: Drake (d_tepes)
Posted at: August 12th, 2006 12:51 pm (UTC)
Little Naughty

61 = Macy Gray "I Try"

62 - Will Smith "Men In Black"

66 - Bowling For Soup "Girl All The Bad Guys Want"

67 - "Tainted Love" by Soft Cell... or Marilyn Manson

68 - "Welcome To The Jungle" GnR

70 - "Let's Hear It For The Boys" Deneice Williams

72 - "Goody Two Shoes" Adam Ant

73 - "Cruel Summer" Ace Of Base

74 - "Africa" Toto

You got some/a lot of these from the 80's retro quiz site thing, right? I'd stumbled across it the other day... So I knew a lot of the answers but I'm only supplying the ones I actually knew before I did it the other day. Don't wanna cheat. Though with "Cruel Summer" I know Banannarama (whatever) did it, but I recall Ace Of Base more. :)

Posted by: Spectacularly Adequate Empress (empressvesica)
Posted at: August 12th, 2006 03:34 pm (UTC)
CtrlFreak

61) I Try, Macy Gray

66) Girl All the Bad Guys Want, Bowling for Soup

67) Tainted Love, Soft Cell

68) Welcome to the Jungle, Guns and Roses

69) Billie Jean, Michael Jackson

70) Let’s Hear it for the Boy, Denise Williams

72) Goody Two Shoes, Adam Ant

73) Cruel Summer, Bananarama

74) Africa, Toto

Hmm…That’s 18 points. Stupid Ali, coming in and answering things. Maybe I will be in the top five. That would be nice. :D

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