Oct 23

20 Lines, 20 Songs … Name ‘Em

These 20 songs recently played in a row during an iTunes shuffle on my office computer. While I was sitting there, I wondered how many of them I could name with just a line or two of the lyrics as clues.

Sooooo … how many can you name with my hand-picked lyrics as clues? If you want to give it a shot, please do so in the Comments section below!

  1. “I have to celebrate you, baby …”
  2. “And I guess that I just don’t know …”
  3. “But my sorrows, they learned to swim …”
  4. “No shadow, no darkness, no tolling bell shall pierce your dreams this night …”
  5. “A teardrop fell in the deep crimson dew …”
  6. “And, man, we never had the real thing but sometimes we used to kiss …”
  7. “A notch in your bedpost, but you’re just a line in a song …”
  8. “He’s not too fancy, but his line is pretty clean …”
  9. “Get the money, dolla dolla bill, y’all …”
  10. “Oil wasted on the oceans and upon our seas …”
  11. “She came along to turn on everyone …”
  12. “Besides you ain’t got nothin’ better to do, and I’m bored …”
  13. “That part of me left yesterday, the heart of me is strong today …”
  14. “And this is not the racy race …”
  15. “Put me out with no shoes on my feet …”
  16. “This way is-a-waterslide-away-from-me-to-chase-her-fuller-everyday! Hey! …”
  17. “Friends, take control of me, stalking ‘cross the gallery …”
  18. “Broken bits of you and me …”
  19. “They’re the ones who’ll hate you when you think you’ve got the world all sussed out …”
  20. “I’m new in the city but I’m down for the night …”

UPDATE: The Answers

  1. Praise You – Fatboy Slim
  2. Heroin – The Velvet Underground
  3. Until The End Of The World – U2
  4. Jesus Was An Only Son – Bruce Springsteen
  5. Redemption – Johnny Cash
  6. The Best Of Everything – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  7. Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down – Fall Out Boy
  8. Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag – James Brown
  9. C.R.E.A.M. – Wu-Tang Clan
  10. Mercy Mercy Me – Marvin Gaye
  11. Sexy Sadie – The Beatles
  12. It’s So Easy – Guns ‘N’ Roses
  13. Dead And Gone – T.I. (with Justin Timberlake)
  14. Turn You Inside-Out – R.E.M.
  15. Beast Of Burden – The Rolling Stones
  16. Say It Ain’t So – Weezer
  17. Club Foot – Kasabian
  18. Only A Memory – The Smithereens
  19. High And Dry – Radiohead
  20. Lost In The World – Kanye West and Bon Iver

Good work, those of you that played along!