Friday, April 20, 2007

Name That Tune Friday

I woke up with a great song in my head (#2 below) and decided it’s time to see who out there shares my taste (or some of it) in music. Of course, I’m a child of the 80’s, so these will all be very old. Here’s your quiz for the day: can you name the artist, the title, or some of lyrics? (Hint: the picture above goes with one of these.)

1. (this one’s for Jen)

Well, my girl just called me up,
And she woke me from my sleep.
You shoulda heard the things she said;
You know she hurt my feelings deep.

2. (pitching this one to you, Mark)

You know a refuge never grows
From a chin in a hand and a thoughtful pose—
Gotta tend the earth if you want to grow.

3. (for Kathy)

Woah, the city’s alive, a passionate flame
That calls me by name.

4. (I’m hoping you’ll get this one Chris. It’s from the wilder edge of my taste way back when, but if you know it, it’s probably from your milder side.)

I’m on the chopping block,
Chopping out my stomping thoughts.
Self doubt and selfism
Are the cheapest things I ever bought.

5. (for Rog)

We'll be together 'til the end of time
And when you smile (--- ---- [the name of the song])
It's just like blue sunshine (blue sunshine!)

Wow, now that I’ve gotten started, I could go on and on. But we’ll keep it at 5, lest you get overwhelmed.


Jennifer B. said...

I'm gonna buy me a DOG!!!
Yea! I love the Monkees. As soon as I saw the lyrics I could hear them in my head, but then I couldn't figure out what came next. Sooo,I needed help and used Google to refresh my memory. I know, I failed the quiz. But now I've been having happy memories all morning. Thanks!

Christopher Bigelow said...

Hmmm, my name's Chris, so I'll answer even if you had another Chris in mind (I honestly don't know!) I have to honestly admit that I don't pay much attention to lyrics. Is that horrible? I guess it's part of the same personality flaw that limits my interest in poetry. So I didn't recognize the lyrics you posted, but Google led me to Echo and the Bunnymen, a group I enjoyed on the radio but never bought an album.

I find I listen to more 1970s and 1990s music than I do 1980s--I may even listen to more 1960s, since I'm a big Beatles fan. Checking my iTunes, here are my nostalgic 1980s bands that I still listen to:

The Cars
The Police
The English Beat
The B52s
Midnight Oil
Depeche Mode

Rachel said...

I think I know the first one, but the rest I'd have to Google.
(Talking in your sleep?)

that was fun; I may have to copy you sometime with other 80's songs.

Darlene said...

I can't believe you didn't get it right away, Jen! I had to get out the tape and play it for my kids. (The one of us singing it--remember that? And "Why- Do- Birds. . .") You're darn lucky I don't upload those beauties and feature them on my blog.

Chris, yes it was for you. I'm looking at your list and laughing. Who was it on AML-List who commented on how many Mormons are so, well, uncomfortable with homosexuality and yet put Erasure/Yaz and Depeche Mode on the top of their listening lists?

I'll watch your blog, Rachel.

Anyone have any guesses on the other two?

Roger said...
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Roger said...

Since the fifth one was for me, I will answer it. The song is Red Rose by Alphaville. I guess I didn't pay that much attention to the lyrics in that song. Thanks Dar.

Jennifer B. said...

Oh please, do not go there. No one needs to hear my crooning. I am terrible at placing lyrics, but I'm guessing maybe Bono or Sting (or maybe HoJo) wrote some of those lyrics. That's my best guess.