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Balin (Balin)
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While walking back to my dorm, after taking my last exam, I started singing a certain song. Why?

True story, happened today just over a half-hour ago
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Does the song convey feelings of great happiness? relief? freedom? Is it relevant how well you felt the exam went? Did you ace it?

Is the song seasonal?
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Does the song convey feelings of great happiness? relief? freedom? The song itself? No. In the context of why I was singing it...still No. Is it relevant how well you felt the exam went? No Did you ace it? Irrel

Is the song seasonal? No
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First, congrats on end o' semester 1 from an alum of other NC schools -- don't know if Elon has any end of semester traditions, so go get some Waffle House or something ;-)

Did the song have some significance in the moment (e.g. "School's Out" by Alice Cooper)? or not (e.g. "Oklahoma!" just popped into your head for no apparent reason)?

Did something during the time you were in the exam cause you to think of the song? Something during the time you were walking back to your dorm? Is something that you will be doing now that your finished with exams relevant (e.g. packing/going home/something else)?

Was there a question on your exam that made you think of the song? Is the class (title/subject) the exam was for relevant?
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Is there some pun involved? Dorm to Run?
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First, congrats on end o' semester 1 from an alum of other NC schools -- don't know if Elon has any end of semester traditions, so go get some Waffle House or something ;-) Thanks! I don't think we have any traditions, at least not this semester. And I'm flying home tonight - yay!

Oh, and I've never been to Waffle House. I should probably do that sometime.


Did the song have some significance in the moment (e.g. "School's Out" by Alice Cooper)? Yes, but may (read: likely will) mislead. And not that song. or not (e.g. "Oklahoma!" just popped into your head for no apparent reason)? No

Did something during the time you were in the exam cause you to think of the song? No Something during the time you were walking back to your dorm? Yope Is something that you will be doing now that your finished with exams relevant (e.g. packing/going home/something else)? No

Was there a question on your exam that made you think of the song? No Is the class (title/subject) the exam was for relevant? No

Is there some pun involved? Not a pun, but there's a heaping spoonful of humor involved. Dorm to Run? Not this
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Relevant: the exam? Walking? Your destination? Other people? Something in the future? Something that has already happened? Something you: see? Hear? Smell? Otherwise experience at the moment? An emotion? A feeling of déjà vu?
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Relevant: the exam? Tangentially Walking? No Your destination? No Other people? One Something in the future? No Something that has already happened? Something that has just happened Something you: see? Hear? Thisish Smell? Otherwise experience at the moment? An emotion? Well, something humorous A feeling of déjà vu?
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Did the exam mention something that made you think of: The LTPF? Carmen Sandiego? Rockapella? Something else relevant to a puzzle here and a song?
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Did the exam FA mention something that made you think of: The LTPF? More tangentially than the exam Carmen Sandiego? Rockapella? Something else relevant to a puzzle here and a song? See "the LTPF" - No to rest
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Was the other person: H/A/M? H/A/F? Your professor? Someone on the LTPF?
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Was the other person: H/A/M? H/A/F? This - a friend of mine Your professor? Someone on the LTPF? No to rest - sadly, I have never met anyone on the LTPF in person.
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Ok, so...While walking back to your dorm, after taking your last exam, you started singing a certain song. Acing the exam is irrelevant (though I hope you did). The song had some particular significance to the moment, though this will likely mislead us. Something yopishly caused you to think of it while you were walking back to your dorm, but nothing to do with packing, the subject of the exam, or any question on it. There is humor involved, though no puns. The exam itself is tangentially relevant and the LTPF, too, even more so. Something humorous just happened at the time of writing the puzzle, and you heard it. Another person was involved, human, adult and female, a friend of yours though not on LTPF.

Is that an accurate recap of what we know so far? Did I miss anything?
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Ok, so...While walking back to your dorm, after taking your last exam, Yes, FA you started singing a certain song. Yes Acing the exam is irrelevant (though I hope you did). Thank you! The song had some particular significance to the moment, though this will likely mislead us. Yes, because of the FA above Something yopishly Sort of caused you to think of it while you were walking back to your dorm, Yes, same probable FA but nothing to do with packing, the subject of the exam, or any question on it. Exactly. By the way, I have about an hour to pack, starting now - wish me luck! There is humor involved, though no puns. Correct The exam itself is tangentially relevant and the LTPF, too, even more so. Also correct Something humorous just happened at the time of writing the puzzle, Yes, a half-hour before and you heard it. Well, "heard" isn't the right word for it...possible FA. Another person was involved, human, adult and female, a friend of yours though not on LTPF. Correct

Is that an accurate recap of what we know so far? Did I miss anything? That's pretty good, though there are a few FAs, both probable and possible, which I have marked.
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how is it an FA that it was your last exam or you were walking back to your dorm, when it was your wording?! *pokes it*
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You've got the love?
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Did your friend hear you singing? Relevant? Were you singing to her? To yourself? To nobody in particular? Did she also sing? Was she involved in the humorous event?
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Is that exam at all relevant? Could it be any other exam? Or a driving test? or a job interview?
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how is it an FA that it was your last exam or you were walking back to your dorm, when it was your wording?! *pokes it* Those are both correct, but you have an FA about the sequence of events.

You've got the love? I don't know if I do or not, but in any case, that is not the answer.

Did your friend hear you singing? No Relevant? Yesish Were you singing to her? No To yourself? This... To nobody in particular? ...or this. Did she also sing? No Was she involved in the humorous event? Yes

Is that exam at all relevant? Only that it was my last one - the content of the exam is not relevant at all! And it's not as relevant as other things that have not been determined. Could it be any other exam? Theoretically, it could be any of these Or a driving test? or a job interview?
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Is the FA that you were not walking back to your dorm directly after taking your final exam? some other event happened in the meantime? you went somewhere else first?
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Is the FA that you were not walking back to your dorm directly after taking your final exam? Yes! some other event happened in the meantime? Yope you went somewhere else first? Yes
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Were you walking back from a cafeteria? a friend's dorm or apartment? a campus event (such as a holiday party)? Is it even relevant where you were coming from?

(BTW I'm giving a final right now!)
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Were you walking back from a cafeteria? Close enough - I went from the exam to an on-campus coffee shop, and ran into my friend there as I was leaving. a friend's dorm or apartment? a campus event (such as a holiday party)? Is it even relevant where you were coming from? Not really

(BTW I'm giving a final right now!) Cool! Hope everyone does well!
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Is the friend relevant? Is the fact that you had finals relevant? which classes you took? the holiday season?
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Is the friend relevant? Yes Is the fact that you had finals relevant? Yes, and only that that was my last one which classes you took? No the holiday season? Well, it is relevant that that was the last day I was on campus before break.
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So is the friend relevant solely in that you would not see him until next semester? Is the song about saying goodbye to someone? About friends who part ways?
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So is the friend relevant solely in that you would not see him her until next semester? No, but that is relevant Is the song about saying goodbye to someone? Irrel, Yope/No About friends who part ways? Irrel, No
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Is it relevant it is a she? Would a similar meeting with a male friend produce the same response from you?
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Is it relevant it is a she? Not really Would a similar meeting with a male friend produce the same response from you? Probably
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That certain song, is it a well known song?
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That certain song, is it a well known song? Yes
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I should be studying for my calc final that's at 1 PM today, but seeing as I studied about half an hour combined for my two midterms and got grades of 90 and 91 I think I'll be fine. Especially since I learned everything in this course in AP last year so it's just a refresher. Sadly, I only got a 3 on the AP Exam so I couldn't place out of Calculus I. But as an actuarial major, perhaps it's for the better anyway since relearning important material never hurts.

Anyway, would the song by any chance be the one that goes "I put my hands up in the air sometime singing ay-oh, gotta let go!"? (I forget the name of it, but it's used in the theme song for UConn Soccer. But I digress).

Or is it the Elon Fight song? Elon alma matter? Some song that would be well-known to Elon students but probably not to most other people? Or would most people (or at least Americans) have heard of it? Is it a song from [LTPF list of decades]? Is it [LTPF list of music genres]? Would it work if it were an instrumental? A folk song? The Elon fight song? Elon alma matter? Another song of the same genre? The Star-Spangled Banner? Another song by the same artist as the song you actually sang? Is there any other song for which it would have worked?

Relevant that it were a coffee shop? Could it have been an ice cream shop (assuming there were one on-campus, like there is at UConn - fresh, homemade ice cream too, but again, I digress). An off-campus coffee shop (like Starbucks)? An off-campus ice cream shop? The campus bookstore? An off-campus bookstore? (Just trying to think of something non-food related)? If you had ran into her directly after leaving the exam? Was she in your class (that is, the one the exam was from)? Another class? Did she live in your residence hall? Any of this relevant? Is her year (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, grad student) relevant? Would this work if you ran into one of your professors? The one whose class the exam was in? If you met one of your friends from home?

Ooh, random question: did you literally run into her? Like you were running, and crashed into her?
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I should be studying for my calc final that's at 1 PM today, but seeing as I studied about half an hour combined for my two midterms and got grades of 90 and 91 I think I'll be fine. Especially since I learned everything in this course in AP last year so it's just a refresher. Sadly, I only got a 3 on the AP Exam so I couldn't place out of Calculus I. But as an actuarial major, perhaps it's for the better anyway since relearning important material never hurts. Hope the final went well!

Anyway, would the song by any chance be the one that goes "I put my hands up in the air sometime singing ay-oh, gotta let go!"? (I forget the name of it, but it's used in the theme song for UConn Soccer. But I digress). It's called "Dynamite" by Taio Cruz. And No, that's not the song I sang, but that is where I got the title for the puzzle - both a song lyric, and an expression of YAY-EXAMS-ARE-OVER!!!!

Or is it the Elon Fight song? No Elon alma matter? No Some song that would be well-known to Elon students but probably not to most other people? No Or would most people (or at least Americans) have heard of it? Probably Is it a song from [LTPF list of decades]? 1970s Is it [LTPF list of music genres]? Rock Would it work if it were an instrumental? A folk song? The Elon fight song? Elon alma matter? Another song of the same genre? The Star-Spangled Banner? Another song by the same artist as the song you actually sang? No to all Is there any other song for which it would have worked? No

Relevant that it were a coffee shop? No Could it have been an ice cream shop (assuming there were one on-campus, like there is at UConn - fresh, homemade ice cream too, but again, I digress). An off-campus coffee shop (like Starbucks)? An off-campus ice cream shop? The campus bookstore? An off-campus bookstore? (Just trying to think of something non-food related)? If you had ran into her directly after leaving the exam? It could have worked for any of these, as long as it was between the end of the exam and my arrival at my dorm Was she in your class (that is, the one the exam was from)? No Another class? None that I was in Did she live in your residence hall? No Any of this relevant? No Is her year (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, grad student) relevant? Freshman, and No Would this work if you ran into one of your professors? No good q The one whose class the exam was in? No If you met one of your friends from home? Probably not

Ooh, random question: did you literally run into her? No Like you were running, and crashed into her?
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My Tortiesibling is visiting. She says she's sorry for not posting the puzzle she's been wanting to post for weeks, but Thanksgiving-y and Christmas-y stuff and other busy type things got in the way. By the way, she saw your puzzle title and immediately started singing the song. I didn't even know this song before and she knows...all the words? I don't know where she heard it. SHE doesn't go to Elon...=P
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Would it work if it were another one of your friends from college? One of your classmates (in that class)? Had she completed all of her exams? That day? Before that day? Is there any relevant characteristic of your lady friend that we haven't established yet? Is any aspect of the long other than the lyrics relevant? The artist? The tune? The era in which it was written?
By the way, I find it amusing that you didn't pick up on the fact that it couldn't possibly work for an instrumental since you couldn't very well sing that. I put that in there intentionally.
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My Tortiesibling is visiting. She says she's sorry for not posting the puzzle she's been wanting to post for weeks, but Thanksgiving-y and Christmas-y stuff and other busy type things got in the way. By the way, she saw your puzzle title and immediately started singing the song. I didn't even know this song before and she knows...all the words? I don't know where she heard it. SHE doesn't go to Elon...=P Probably from the radio - it's one of the more popular songs these days, and one of the few modern songs that I actually like.

Would it work if it were another one of your friends from college? See next One of your classmates (in that class)? See next Had she completed all of her exams? NO - excellent q! It could have worked if it had been any student who had not completed his or her exams. That day? Before that day? Is there any relevant characteristic of your lady friend that we haven't established yet? There was, but you just established it Is any aspect of the song other than the lyrics relevant? The title only The artist? The tune? The era in which it was written?
By the way, I find it amusing that you didn't pick up on the fact that it couldn't possibly work for an instrumental since you couldn't very well sing that. I put that in there intentionally. You got me, all right...good one!
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Rah-rah, sis-boom-bah, RECAP, RECAP, la-la-la!!

After my final final this past semester, I went to a coffee shop on campus and ran into a friend their who had not yet completed her exams. After we talked and I left, I started singing a song to myself, as our conversation had reminded me of the song (more specifically, its title).

HINT: I was reminded of the song by something said at the very end of our conversation.
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Can we call your female friend Ezmeralda?

Did Ezmerelda say the relevant thing? Did you?

Did it relate to the fact that you had finished all your exams? That she hadn't? That you were so much luckier than her? Is there any relevant aspect of you that would help? Like the fact that you live far away? If you lived in North Carolina, would this work? Or if you were at UConn (but still lived in Connecticut)? Is there any relevant aspect about Elon itself that would help? Could this have happened at Duke? UConn? Walla Walla Community College? Carnegie Mellon University of Qatar?

On a side note, CMU of Qatar is on the Common App. The regular Carnegie Mellon is not. So I've heard of several people doing a Common App search for Carnegie Mellon and applying to the one in Doha by mistake.
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Can we call your female friend Ezmeralda? OK

Did Ezmerelda say the relevant thing? Did you? We both said relevant things, but what she said was slightly more relevant than what I said

Did it relate to the fact that you had finished all your exams? Yes That she hadn't? And yes That you were so much luckier than her? Hee hee, no Is there any relevant aspect of you that would help? No Like the fact that you live far away? Irrel If you lived in North Carolina, would this work? Yes Or if you were at UConn (but still lived in Connecticut)? Yes Is there any relevant aspect about Elon itself that would help? No Could this have happened at Duke? UConn? Walla Walla Community College? Carnegie Mellon University of Qatar? Any of these

On a side note, CMU of Qatar is on the Common App. The regular Carnegie Mellon is not. So I've heard of several people doing a Common App search for Carnegie Mellon and applying to the one in Doha by mistake. Oops!! That might prove awkward...
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Does Ezmeralda have only one exam left? more? Does the song reflect her jealousy that you are finished? Or reflect your feeling sorry for her?
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Does Ezmeralda have only one exam left? Yes more? But it would work if she'd had more Does the song reflect her jealousy that you are finished? No Or reflect your feeling sorry for her? No, this is OTWT entirely
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RECAP REDUX:

After my final final this past semester, I went to a coffee shop on campus and ran into a friend their who had not yet completed her exams (she had one left). After we talked and I left, I started singing a certain '70s rock song to myself, as our conversation had reminded me of the song (more specifically, its title). The relevant part of our conversation involved the fact that I was done with exams and she was not.

HINT: Two angles of attack are possible: figuring out the song, or figuring out the relevant thing said. Figuring out which part of the conversation is relevant should help too.
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If this is unfair, please disregard. I will understand if you feel this is a cheesy way to figure out this puzzle...

But, any of these songs relevant?

1. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
2. Hotel California - The Eagles
3. Imagine - John Lennon
4. What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
5. Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
6. Superstition - Stevie Wonder
7. Layla - Derek and the Dominos
8. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
9. Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon and Garfunkel
10. Let's Stay Together - Al Green
11. Let It Be - The Beatles
12. Maggie May - Rod Stewart
13. American Pie - Don McLean
14. Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who
15. Stayin' Alive - The Bee Gees
16. Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
17. Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
18. Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye
19. Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
20. Papa Was a Rollin' Stone - The Temptations
21. Your Song - Elton John
22. Midnight Train to Georgia - Gladys Knight and the Pips
23. More Than a Feeling - Boston
24. Just My Imagination - The Temptations
25. I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
26. Roxanne - The Police
27. Dream On - Aerosmith
28. Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2 - Pink Floyd
29. No Woman, No Cry - Bob Marley and the Wailers
30. London Calling - The Clash
31. Family Affair - Sly and the Family Stone
32. Anarchy in the UK - The Sex Pistols
33. Dancing Queen - ABBA
34. We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions - Queen
35. Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine - James Brown
36. Living for the City - Stevie Wonder
37. Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
38. Lola - The Kinks
39. Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple
40. Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits
41. Walk This Way - Aerosmith
42. Lean on Me - Bill Withers
43. Who'll Stop the Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival
44. Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
45. Rapper's Delight - The Sugarhill Gang
46. Heart of Glass - Blondie
47. Theme from "Shaft" - Isaac Hayes
48. Me and Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin
49. Fire and Rain - James Taylor
50. Baba O'Riley - The Who
51. Paranoid - Black Sabbath
52. Heart of Gold - Neil Young
53. Walk on the Wild Side - Lou Reed
54. It's Too Late - Carole King
55. You Are the Sunshine of My Life - Stevie Wonder
56. All Right Now - Free
57. Good Times - Chic
58. (Don't Fear) The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
59. If You Don't Know Me by Now - Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
60. Riders On the Storm - The Doors
61. My Sweet Lord - George Harrison
62. Bang a Gong (Get It On) - T. Rex
63. Black Magic Woman - Santana
64. Tangled Up in Blue - Bob Dylan
65. One Nation Under a Groove - Funkedelic
66. Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
67. Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough - Michael Jackson
68. We Are Family - Sister Sledge
69. Rock and Roll - Led Zeppelin
70. I Wanna Be Sedated - The Ramones
71. Money - Pink Floyd
72. Miss You - The Rolling Stones
73. Piano Man - Billy Joel
74. Tired of Being Alone - Al Green
75. Killing Me Softly with His Song - Roberta Flack
76. Changes - David Bowie
77. Le Freak - Chic
78. Band of Gold - Freda Payne
79. Maybe I'm Amazed (studio version) - Paul McCartney
80. Thunder Road - Bruce Springsteen
81. Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
82. Heroes - David Bowie
83. Hot Stuff - Donna Summer
84. War - Edwin Starr
85. Night Moves - Bob Seger
86. Black Dog - Led Zeppelin
87. Brass in Pocket - The Pretenders
88. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
89. You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet - Bachman-Turner Overdrive
90. I'll Take You There - The Staple Singers
91. Tumbling Dice - The Rolling Stones
92. Love Train - The O'Jays
93. You're So Vain - Carly Simon
94. Best of My Love - The Emotions
95. God Save the Queen - The Sex Pistols
96. Old Time Rock 'n' Roll - Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band
97. Blitzkrieg Bop - The Ramones
98. Message in a Bottle - The Police
99. Mercy Mercy Me - Marvin Gaye
100. One of These Nights - The Eagles
101. Oh Girl - The Chi-Lites
102. Train in Vain - The Clash
103. Take It Easy - The Eagles
104. I'll Be Around - The Spinners
105. American Woman - The Guess Who
106. Roundabout - Yes
107. That Lady - The Isley Brothers
108. Angie - The Rolling Stones
109. Rock Lobster - The B-52's
110. Have You Seen Her - The Chi-Lites
111. Reeling in the Years - Steely Dan
112. Bennie and the Jets - Elton John
113. Aqualung - Jethro Tull
114. Low Rider - War
115. I'm Not in Love - 10cc
116. Brick House - Commodores
117. Y.M.C.A. - Village People
118. The Boys Are Back in Town - Thin Lizzy
119. Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
120. Rocket Man - Elton John
121. The Joker - The Steve Miller Band
122. Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
123. Have You Ever Seen the Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival
124. Paradise by the Dashboard Light - Meat Loaf
125. School's Out - Alice Cooper
126. Joy to the World - Three Dog Night
127. Highway to Hell - AC/DC
128. Tear the Roof off the Sucker - Parliament
129. Radar Love - Golden Earring
130. The Long and Winding Road - The Beatles
131. I Feel Love - Donna Summer
132. I'll Be There - The Jackson 5
133. Oye Como Va - Santana
134. Jamming - Bob Marley and the Wailers
135. All the Young Dudes - Mott the Hoople
136. Ohio - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
137. Moondance - Van Morrison
138. Drift Away - Dobie Gray
139. Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder
140. Knockin' on Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan
141. Rock Your Baby - George McCrae
142. Instant Karma - John Lennon
143. Child in Time - Deep Purple
144. Get Up, Stand Up - The Wailers
145. Lady Marmalade - LaBelle
146. Flash Light - Parliament
147. Rhiannon - Fleetwood Mac
148. Long Cool Woman - The Hollies
149. Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
150. Respect Yourself - The Staple Singers
151. Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith
152. Cars - Gary Numan
153. Takin' Care of Business - Bachman-Turner Overdrive
154. Just What I Needed - The Cars
155. Funkytown - Lipps, Inc.
156. My Sharona - The Knack
157. Rock with You - Michael Jackson
158. The Harder They Come - Jimmy Cliff
159. Back Stabbers - The O Jays
160. I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash
161. Without You - Nilsson
162. Tiny Dancer - Elton John
163. Because the Night - Patti Smith
164. Ramblin' Man - The Allman Brothers
165. Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
166. Just the Way You Are - Billy Joel
167. Rock and Roll All Nite - KISS
168. That's the Way (I Like It) - KC & the Sunshine Band
169. Autobahn - Kraftwerk
170. Help Me - Joni Mitchell
171. Fame - David Bowie
172. Love to Love You Baby - Donna Summer
173. Kiss and Say Goodbye - The Manhattans
174. Time - Pink Floyd
175. Burning Love - Elvis Presley
176. I'm Still in Love with You - Al Green
177. Lust for Life - Iggy Pop
178. Werewolves of London - Warren Zevon
179. Disco Inferno - The Trammps
180. Cruisin' - Smokey Robinson
181. Refugee - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
182. Tonight's the Night - Rod Stewart
183. Smiling Faces Sometimes - The Undisputed Truth
184. Behind Blue Eyes - The Who
185. Always and Forever - Heatwave
186. We're an American Band - Grand Funk
187. Band on the Run - Paul McCartney and Wings
188. Listen to the Music - The Doobie Brothers
189. September - Earth, Wind and Fire
190. Runnin' with the Devil - Van Halen
191. Who Are You - The Who
192. Waterloo - ABBA
193. Got to Give It Up - Marvin Gaye
194. Fly Like an Eagle - The Steve Miller Band
195. I Wish - Stevie Wonder
196. Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe - Barry White
197. Carry On Wayward Son - Kansas
198. Surrender - Cheap Trick
199. Ball of Confusion - The Temptations
200. Cocaine - Eric Clapton
201. Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan
202. Crocodile Rock - Elton John
203. Love Is the Drug - Roxy Music
204. LA Woman - The Doors
205. Stuck in the Middle with You - Stealers Wheel
206. Mr. Big Stuff - Jean Knight
207. The Logical Song - Supertramp
208. Tell Me Something Good - Rufus
209. Oliver's Army - Elvis Costello
210. 25 or 6 to 4 - Chicago
211. What I Like About You - The Romantics
212. Shame - Evelyn "Champagne" King
213. Inner City Blues - Marvin Gaye
214. Life in the Fast Lane - The Eagles
215. A Horse with No Name - America
216. Hey Hey My My (Into the Black) - Neil Young
217. Natural High - Bloodstone
218. One Way or Another - Blondie
219. O-o-h Child - The Five Stairsteps
220. I Saw the Light - Todd Rundgren
221. Night Fever - The Bee Gees
222. Truckin' - The Grateful Dead
223. Rock and Roll, Part 2 - Gary Glitter
224. Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
225. Psycho Killer - Talking Heads
226. What a Fool Believes - The Doobie Brothers
227. Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffet
228. Dust in the Wind - Kansas
229. When Will I See You Again - The Three Degrees
230. Black Water - The Doobie Brothers
231. Me and Mrs. Jones - Billy Paul
232. Running on Empty - Jackson Browne
233. Turn the Page - Bob Seger
234. Roadhouse Blues - The Doors
235. The Payback - James Brown
236. Rebel Rebel - David Bowie
237. Killer Queen - Queen
238. Pick Up the Pieces - Average White Band
239. Can't Get Enough - Bad Company
240. Fantasy - Earth, Wind and Fire
241. Long Time - Boston
242. Until You Come Back to Me - Aretha Franklin
243. Long Train Running - The Doobie Brothers
244. Over the Hills and Far Away - Led Zeppelin
245. Locomotive Breath - Jethro Tull
246. That's the Way of the World - Earth, Wind and Fire
247. December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night) - The Four Seasons
248. Question - The Moody Blues
249. Go All the Way - The Raspberries
250. You Make Me Feel Brand New - The Stylistics
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If this is unfair, please disregard. I will understand if you feel this is a cheesy way to figure out this puzzle...

But, any of these songs relevant?

[list not copied for space's sake] No, but the correct artist is in there - Meat Loaf.
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Relevant albums:
Stoney & Meatloaf?
Bat out of Hell?
Dead Ringer?
Midnight at the Lost and Found?
Bad Attitude?
Blind Before I Stop?
Bat out of Hell II: Back into Hell?
Welcome to the Neighborhood?
Couldn't Have Said It Better?
Bat out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose?
Hang Cool Teddy Bear?
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Relevant albums:
Stoney & Meatloaf?
Bat out of Hell? The song is from this album.
Dead Ringer?
Midnight at the Lost and Found?
Bad Attitude?
Blind Before I Stop?
Bat out of Hell II: Back into Hell?
Welcome to the Neighborhood?
Couldn't Have Said It Better?
Bat out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose?
Hang Cool Teddy Bear?
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1."Bat Out of Hell"?
2."You Took the Words Right out of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night)" (intro spoken by Jim Steinman and Marcia McClain) ?
3."Heaven Can Wait" ?
4."All Revved Up with No Place to Go" ?
Side two
5."Two out of Three Ain't Bad" ?
6."Paradise by the Dashboard Light" (duet with Ellen Foley)?
7."For Crying Out Loud"?


The album also exists in numerous other formats and rereleases, including a Super Audio CD version, a twenty-fifth anniversary edition (2001 - Epic/Legacy #62171) with two bonus tracks ("Great Boléros of Fire (live intro)" [3:54] ?

and "Bat Out of Hell (live)" [11:10]?,

and a "Bat Out of Hell: Revamped" release (1993) featuring the bonus song "Dead Ringer for Love"?.
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1."Bat Out of Hell"?
2."You Took the Words Right out of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night)" (intro spoken by Jim Steinman and Marcia McClain) ?
3."Heaven Can Wait" ?
4."All Revved Up with No Place to Go" ?
Side two
5."Two out of Three Ain't Bad" ?
6."Paradise by the Dashboard Light" (duet with Ellen Foley)?
7."For Crying Out Loud"?

The song is "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad."
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Ok, so what's left to find out?
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Ok, so what's left to find out? You still don't know what Ezmerelda said which prompted the earworm.
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Oh right. Hm...had she finished two out of three of her exams? Or did you tell her you'd passed two out of three of yours, prompting her to say the song title, prompting the earworm?

Something similar to that?
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Oh right. Hm...had she finished two out of three of her exams? Irrel - assume No Or did you tell her you'd passed two out of three of yours, prompting her to say the song title, prompting the earworm? No to all

Something similar to that? Noish

HINT: I thought of the song (title) just after the conversation ended.
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*is still stumped*
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*is still stumped* OK, MEDIUM-BIG HINT: The relevant part of the conversation was our parting words.
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This puzzle says "It's 2011 - don't forget about me!"
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o hai Balin Kitteh...I iz nawt forgawt puzzel. I iz just stumpeded. Must nawt bee verry smartness kitteh. *Sigh* Happee Noo Year tho.
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o hai Balin Kitteh...I iz nawt forgawt puzzel. I iz just stumpeded. Must nawt bee verry smartness kitteh. *Sigh* Happee Noo Year tho. Happee Noo Year kaylee kitteh!
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When you parted ways, did she say your name? The wrong name? A nickname? (I have a co-worker that makes-up funny middle names for us.)
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When you parted ways, did she say your name? No and irrel The wrong name? No A nickname? No (I have a co-worker that makes-up funny middle names for us.)
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Was her parting words totally unexpected to you? Did they contain some useful information?
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Was her parting words totally unexpected to you? Noish Did they contain some useful information? Not really
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RE-RE-RECAP:

After my last final this past semester, I went to a coffee shop on campus and ran into a friend their who had not yet completed her exams (she had one left). After we parted, I started singing the song "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad" to myself, as our parting words had reminded me of the song's title. It is relevant that I was finished with exams and she was not.

If needed, I can supply a hint.
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Please? :-)
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HINT: She made a common faux pas.
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Did she wish you luck on your exams? along, theoretically, with two other things that were actually appropriate?
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Did she wish you luck on your exams? Yes, with the tiniest of -ishes along, theoretically, with two other things that were actually appropriate? Yes

You're almost there, but the faux pas has not been identified yet. I will give you the transcript of the conversation, but only what I said:

ME: Good luck on your exam...

HER: ______

ME: ...enjoy winter break...

HER: ______

ME: ...and see you in January!

HER: ______

So exactly what did she say?
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ME: Good luck on your exam...

HER: ______
You too!

ME: ...enjoy winter break...

HER: ______
I will!

ME: ...and see you in January!

HER: ______
Merry Christmas/Happy Chanukkah/similar?

So exactly what did she say? Something like that?
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ME: Good luck on your exam...

HER: ______ You too! This, every time.

ME: ...enjoy winter break...

HER: ______ I will!

ME: ...and see you in January!

HER: ______ Merry Christmas/Happy Chanukkah/similar?

So exactly what did she say? Something like that? Enough for the

**********SPOILER**********

After my last exam, I ran into a friend at a coffee shop on campus - she happened to have one exam left. After our conversation, I said three goodbyes:

-Good luck on your exams,
-Enjoy winter break,
-And see you in January!

To all three of these, she responded "You too!" However, since I had no exams left, only 2 out of her 3 "You too!"s were correct, prompting the song "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad" to get stuck on my head while I was walking back to my dorm.

Thus endeth this long-lasting puzzle. Nice work everyone - Eli, Kaygee, Cupofsun, Peter, Gregory, Biograd, Galfisk, Woodworm - and special thanks to two people: Kaylee, who did most of the work and got the solve; and Kalira, who not only figured out a big piece, but to whom I can now say: I've been to Waffle House now.
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Yay for random semi-greasy diner food!! Also, I like how this lasted just long enough for your winter break -- I'm assuming you started back up again some time this week or last. So, I take it the grades were satisfactory enough that your parents aren't going to physically cut you off from that website you've accumulated 10,000+ posts on? ;-D
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=D

I did just fine, and I may be able to come up with a puzzle related to that.

We started up on the 4th for winter term, which lasts until the 25th - spring semester starts on Feb. 1st. So yes, it's back to homework and studying - and semi-greasy diner food, of course =)

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