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Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Monday, February 21, 2011 - 2:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hi everyone . A connections puzzle with a twist for you. This type of puzzle may need some refining but we'll give it a go.

Unlike most connection puzzles I'm not going to provide you with a list of things. In fact you will compile the list yourselves and the more you add to it the easier it will be to spot the connection. All the things that are connected are Bands, Groups or Singers that have 3 particular things in common.

To guess one please "sing" me a couple of lines from one of their songs and name the artist/group as well. If I "sing" a line from that song back to you then they can be added to the list as meeting the three criteria.

Your task is to indentify what are the three things that connect each act.

Start with some of your favourites and see how we get along?
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Posted on Monday, February 21, 2011 - 3:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nice idea! Let me start with some of my favourite artists:

And all the roads we have to walk are winding
and all the lights that light the way are blinding
There are many things that I would like to say to you but I don't know how
(Oasis)

You have never been in love
until you've seen the stars
reflect in the reservoirs.
You have never been in love
until you've seen the dawn rise
behind the home for the blind.
(Morrissey)

My finger tips are holding onto the cracks in our foundation
and I know that I should let go
but I can't.
And everytime we fight I know it's not right
everytime that you're upset and I smile.
I know I should forget, but I can't.
(Kate Nash)

Can I "sing" in another language too?
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Posted on Monday, February 21, 2011 - 4:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hmmm...I like this.

That's me in the corner, that's me in the spotlight
Losing my religion, trying to keep up with you
And I don't know if I can do it
Oh no, I said too much, I haven't said enough
(R.E.M. - and I know you saw this coming)

Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray,
South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio;
Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, television,
North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe
(Billy Joel)

We can dance if we want to, we can leave your friends behind,
Cause your friends don't dance, and if they don't dance, well they're no friends of mine
Say, we can go where we want to, a place where they will never find
And we can act like we come from out of this world, leave the real one far behind
(Men Without Hats)
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Call the names of the foemen who've fallen
Let them be carried like seeds on the wind
Call the names of the kinsmen who've followed
Let them be jewels in the crown of our King

Gather the sheaves of harvest time lightly
Many a day will they strengthen our kin
Gather the sheaves of arrow shafts tightly
Many a battle their feathers will win
(Call the Names - Heather Dale)
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Posted on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 12:12 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Awesome idea for a connections puzzle! Hmmmm...hits shuffle on iTunes...

When they took the beach that day,
they stole the children, took them away.
And I miss everyone,
but most of all the little ones,
and their shiny toy guns.
(Shiny Toy Guns)

This is a place where eternally,
fire is applied to the body.
Teeth are extruded and bones are ground,
then baked into cakes which are passed around.
(Squirrel Nut Zippers)

Little Hellions, kids feelin' rebellious,
Embarrassed their parents still listen to Elvis.
They start feelin' like prisoners, helpless
'Til someone comes along on a mission and yells, bitch!
(Eminem)

At first you spoke little and I said a lot,
But in time you would trust me with the depth of your thought.
And though we were only young men at the time,
We had souls of the ancients with youth left to climb.
(Kareem Salama)
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 10:35 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nice idea! Let me start with some of my favourite artists: A nice idea but also a lot of work

And all the roads we have to walk are winding
and all the lights that light the way are blinding
There are many things that I would like to say to you but I don't know how
(Oasis) Today is gonna be the day that they throw it all back to you

You have never been in love
until you've seen the stars
reflect in the reservoirs.
You have never been in love
until you've seen the dawn rise
behind the home for the blind.
(Morrissey)

We are the pretty petty thieves,
And you're standing on our street..
Answered for Morrissey only and not The Smiths


My finger tips are holding onto the cracks in our foundation
and I know that I should let go
but I can't.
And everytime we fight I know it's not right
everytime that you're upset and I smile.
I know I should forget, but I can't.
(Kate Nash) This is a no but this girl has some wicked song titles

Can I "sing" in another language too? I'd rather you didn't if that's ok
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Posted on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 10:45 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hmmm...I like this.

That's me in the corner, that's me in the spotlight
Losing my religion, trying to keep up with you
And I don't know if I can do it
Oh no, I said too much, I haven't said enough
(R.E.M. - and I know you saw this coming)
Oh, life is bigger
It's bigger than you
And you are not me
The lengths that I will go to
The distance in your eyes
Oh no, I've said too much
I set it up


Bonus points for shamelessly sucking up to the puzzle host!!

Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray,
South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio;
Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, television,
North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe
(Billy Joel) Chubby Checker psycho belgians in the Congo

We can dance if we want to, we can leave your friends behind,
Cause your friends don't dance, and if they don't dance, well they're no friends of mine
Say, we can go where we want to, a place where they will never find
And we can act like we come from out of this world, leave Men without a yes i'm afraid
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 10:48 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

BLOOPER ALERT

Darn blooper already..... Morrissey is a NO but the Smiths are a yes
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Posted on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 10:49 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Call the names of the foemen who've fallen
Let them be carried like seeds on the wind
Call the names of the kinsmen who've followed
Let them be jewels in the crown of our King

Gather the sheaves of harvest time lightly
Many a day will they strengthen our kin
Gather the sheaves of arrow shafts tightly
Many a battle their feathers will win
(Call the Names - Heather Dale) I'm afraid there's no bonny heather in this puzzle
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 11:05 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Awesome idea for a connections puzzle! Hmmmm...hits shuffle on iTunes...

When they took the beach that day,
they stole the children, took them away.
And I miss everyone,
but most of all the little ones,
and their shiny toy guns.
(Shiny Toy Guns) 'Friad not

This is a place where eternally,
fire is applied to the body.
Teeth are extruded and bones are ground,
then baked into cakes which are passed around.
(Squirrel Nut Zippers) No but bonus points for a cool band name

Little Hellions, kids feelin' rebellious,
Embarrassed their parents still listen to Elvis.
They start feelin' like prisoners, helpless
'Til someone comes along on a mission and yells, bitch!
(Eminem)
A little bit of weed mixed with some hard liquor
Some vodka that will jumpstart my heart quicker
Then a shock when I get shocked at the hospital
By the Dr. when I'm not cooperating


Bonus points taken away for forcing me to quote rap (silent C) lyrics

At first you spoke little and I said a lot,
But in time you would trust me with the depth of your thought.
And though we were only young men at the time,
We had souls of the ancients with youth left to climb.
(Kareem Salama) nice lyrics but no
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Posted on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 11:09 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So far you have

Oasis, The Smiths, REM, Billy Joel & Eminem
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appologizes for the rap, it's one of the only ones I actually like (probably because I saw a really good Draco music vid to it)

I'm the fly in your soup
I'm the pebble in your shoe
I'm the pea beneath your bed
I'm a bump on every head
I'm the peel on which you slip
I'm a pin in every hip
I'm the thorn in your side
Makes you wriggle and writhe
(Voltaire)

Way back when I was just a little bitty boy living in a box under the stairs in the corner of the basement of the house half a block down the street from Jerry's Bait shop
You know the place
well anyway, back then life was going swell and everything was just peachy

Except, of course, for the undeniable fact that every single morning
My mother would make me a big ol' bowl of sauerkraut for breakfast

(Weird Al Yankovic)

I sold my strings, my songs, and dreams
And I bought some paints to match the colors of my love
Hello, Hello, it's me again, Picasso
I will spray my words of my love
With your name on every wall
(O-Zone)

more to come later, for now I have work...
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 1:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

appologizes for the rap, it's one of the only ones I actually like (probably because I saw a really good Draco music vid to it) No apologies needed I realise that in setting this puzzle I leave myself open to all sorts of music that I don't like. I'm learning lots of cool new stuff mind you.

I'm the fly in your soup
I'm the pebble in your shoe
I'm the pea beneath your bed
I'm a bump on every head
I'm the peel on which you slip
I'm a pin in every hip
I'm the thorn in your side
Makes you wriggle and writhe
(Voltaire) Classy name but no I fear.

Way back when I was just a little bitty boy living in a box under the stairs in the corner of the basement of the house half a block down the street from Jerry's Bait shop
You know the place
well anyway, back then life was going swell and everything was just peachy

Except, of course, for the undeniable fact that every single morning
My mother would make me a big ol' bowl of sauerkraut for breakfast

(Weird Al Yankovic) Speaking of Voltaire he once said "That which is too stupid to be said is sung" Hmmm was he thinking of Al I wonder. With a degree of relief I can say no to the weird one.

I sold my strings, my songs, and dreams
And I bought some paints to match the colors of my love
Hello, Hello, it's me again, Picasso
I will spray my words of my love
With your name on every wall
(O-Zone) Now that's what I call a lyric but alas this O-Zone has a hole in it and cannot be included.

more to come later, for now I have work...Wot ees thees work you speek of
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We've got to hold on to what we've got
It doesn't make a difference if we make it or not
We've got each other, and that's a lot
For love, we'll give it a shot
(Bon Jovi)

Strangers waiting
Up and down the boulevard
Their shadows searching in the night
Streetlight people
Living just to find emotion
Hiding somewhere in the niiiiiiiiiiiiight
(Journey)

Take on me
Take me on
I'll be gone
In a day or twooooooooooooo
(a-ha)

Little darling, it's been a long cold lonely winter
Little darling, it seems like years since it's been here
(The Beatles)

Picture perfect memories
Scattered all around the floor
Reaching for the phone 'cause
I can't fight it anymore
And I wonder if I
Ever cross your mind
For me it happens all the time
(Lady Antebellum)

Working double time on the seduction line
She was one of a kind, she's just mine all mine
Wanted no applause, just another course
Made a meal out of me and came back for more
Had to cool me down to take another round
Now I'm back in the ring to take another swing
(AC/DC)

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know
Where the treetops glisten and children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow
(Bing Crosby)
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Posted on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 3:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

We've got to hold on to what we've got
It doesn't make a difference if we make it or not
We've got each other, and that's a lot
For love, we'll give it a shot
(Bon Jovi) Not even halfway there with this guess. No

Strangers waiting
Up and down the boulevard
Their shadows searching in the night
Streetlight people
Living just to find emotion
Hiding somewhere in the niiiiiiiiiiiiight
(Journey) What a wasted Journey. No

Take on me
Take me on
I'll be gone
In a day or twooooooooooooo
(a-ha) A HA! ....ah no!

Little darling, it's been a long cold lonely winter
Little darling, it seems like years since it's been here
(The Beatles)
Little darling, the smiles returning to the faces, Little darling, it seems like years since it's been here, Here comes the sun, here comes the sun and I say it's all right

Picture perfect memories
Scattered all around the floor
Reaching for the phone 'cause
I can't fight it anymore
And I wonder if I
Ever cross your mind
For me it happens all the time
(Lady Antebellum)Lady? not even maybe. No

Working double time on the seduction line
She was one of a kind, she's just mine all mine
Wanted no applause, just another course
Made a meal out of me and came back for more
Had to cool me down to take another round
Now I'm back in the ring to take another swing
(AC/DC) She was a fast machine she kept her motor clean she was the best damn woman that I've ever seen

More bonus points for Balin who is pressing all my happy buttons

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know
Where the treetops glisten and children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow
(Bing Crosby) Bing goes Bong I'm afraid. No
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So far you have

Oasis, The Smiths, REM, Billy Joel, Eminem, The Beatles & AC/DC
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Can't read my, can't read my
no he can't read my pokerface
Can't read my, can't read my
no he can't read my pokerface
P-p-p-pokerface p-p-pokerface
(Lady Gaga)

Give praise to the empty heaven above
I reject the sword and embrace the dove
I see the world suffused with love
And the charming men in uniform
(The Indelicates)

Jessica Simpson
where has your love gone
it's not in your music no
you need a vacation
to wake up the cavemen
and take them to Mexico
(Adam Green)
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Can't read my, can't read my
no he can't read my pokerface
Can't read my, can't read my
no he can't read my pokerface
P-p-p-pokerface p-p-pokerface
(Lady Gaga) N-n-n-no

Give praise to the empty heaven above
I reject the sword and embrace the dove
I see the world suffused with love
And the charming men in uniform
(The Indelicates) Nice but no

Jessica Simpson
where has your love gone
it's not in your music no
you need a vacation
to wake up the cavemen
and take them to Mexico
(Adam Green) Green with envy that he doesn't make the list. No

You might be being a bit too modern here
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Are you sure you want to live like common people
you want to see whatever common people see
you want to sleep with common people,
you want to sleep with common people like me.
but she didn't understand, she just smiled and held my hand.
(Pulp)

So remember that one thing that you gotta know:
let him read your palm and guess your sign
let him take you home and treat you so fine
but baby,
don't let him waste your time
don't let him waste your time
(Jarvis Cocker)

It really, really, really could happen
yes, it really, really, really could happen
when the days they seem to fall through you, well just let them go
(Blur)
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'Cause baby, this town rips the bones from your back
It's a death trap, it's a suicide rap
We gotta get out while we're young
'Cause tramps like us, baby we were born to run
(Bruce Springsteen)

In my life there's been heartache and pain
I don't know if I can face it again
Can't stop now, I've traveled so far
To change this lonely life
(Foreigner)

Leavin' home, out on the road
I've been down before
Ridin' along in this big ol' jet plane
I've been thinkin' about my home
But my love light seems so far away
And I feel like it's all been done
Somebody's tryin' to make me stay
You know I've got to be movin' on
(Steve Miller Band)

Please allow me to introduce myself
I'm a man of wealth and taste
I've been around for a long, long year
Stole many a man's soul and faith
I was round when Jesus Christ
Had his moment of doubt and pain
Made damn sure that Pilate
Washed his hands and sealed his fate
(The Rolling Stones)
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Oh say can you see by the dawn's early light what so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming, whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fights what so proudly we watched at the twilight's last reaming? (Christina Aguilera National Anthem Performance)

In the Year 2525
If man is still alive
If woman can survive
They may find....
(Zager and Evans, "In the Year 2525")

Can I do a song that I wrote?
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Can you provide a list of the "no"s as well as the "yes"es?

some more since I'm posting anyway

A Long Long Time Ago
I could still remember how that music used to make me smile
And I knew that if I had my chance, that I could make those people dance
And maybe they'd be happy for a while (Answer for Don McLean and Madonna, please)

This land's not my land, I'm from Rhode Island
But now Rhode Island is Called Best Buy Land
And Tennessee Now
Is Tennessee Plow
This land was bought from you and me (Capitol Steps)

Once a Jolly Swagman Camped By a Billabong
Under the Shade of a Coolibah Tree
And He Sang as He Watched and Waited while his Billy Boiled
You'll Come a Waltzing matilda with me
(I'm not going to make you answer for everyone who wrote it, but please answer for Banjo Patterson, who wrote the original, and for Slim Dusty, the legend who performed it so many times)

Australians all Let Us Rejoice for We are Young and Free
With Golden Soil and Wealth for Toil Our Home is Girt by Sea

(Once again, not everyone who ever sang it, but please do for Julie Anthony and the group Human Nature, who jointly sang it at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. I believe Human Nature sang the first verse while Anthony sang the second. In case it matters, I'm posting the beginning of the second verse below)

Beneath our Radiant Southern Cross
We'll toil with heart and hand
To make this Commonwealth of ours
Renowned of all the lands


To sing our Alma Mater's praise,
And join in the fellowship strong,
Which inspires our college days.
We're backing our teams in the strife
Cheering them to victory!
And Pledge anew to old Connecticut,
Our steadfast spirit of loyalty.
(UConn Alma Matter, Written by University alumna Alice Sawin Davis, Class of 1925. Answer both for Davis, and for the UConn Pep Band, who performs it on many occasions, including after each basketball game)

U Conn Husky, symbol of might to the foe.
Fight, fight Connecticut, it's victr'y, Let's go
Connecticut U Conn Husky, victr'y again for the White and Blue
So go, go, go Connecticut, Connecticut U.

(You've already answered for the Pep Band, so answer only for University of Connecticut Marching Band)
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Greg: Which Capitol Steps song is that? I know a lot of them, but not that one.
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I知 a wind-up toy in an up down world
If you leave me all alone, I値l make a mess for sure
I致e a heart of gold in the smallest size
Leave me in the dark, you値l never hear me cry
(Mika)

I told the witch doctor I was in love with you
I told the witch doctor I was in love with you
And then the witch doctor, he told me what to do
He said that...
(David Seville)

Hello Muddah, hello Fadduh,
Here I am at Camp Granada.
Camp is very entertaining,
And they say we'll have some fun if it stops raining.
I went hiking with Joe Spivey.
He developed poison ivy.
You remember Leonard Skinner.
He got ptomaine poisoning last night after dinner.
(Alan Sherman)

Another Friday night, to get the feeling right
At the bar when he sees her coming over
What you gonna do, if she walks up to you
Tongue tied better get yourself together
Pound another drink, to give him time to think
What's your sign hey I think you know a friend of mine
All the stupid lines, that he had ever heard
Wouldn't come to mind he couldn't say a word
(American Hi-Fi)

I won't run
When the sky turns to flame
And I sure won't budge
When the earth does shake
When the flood comes up
I will dance in the rain
'Cause it's all the same to me
(Anya Marina)

We are what we're supposed to be
Illusions of your fantasy
All dots and lines that speak and say
What we do is what you wish to do
(Aqua)


I am Cow, hear me moo
I weigh twice as much as you
And I look good on the barbecue
Yogurt, curd, cream cheese and butter's
Made from liquid from my udders
I am Cow, I am Cow, Hear me moo (moo)
(Arrogant Worms)

I hope ya flip some guy the bird,
He cuts you off and you're forced to swerve,
In front of the Beatles' tour bus,
A Bookmobile and a Mack truck,
Hauling hazardous biological waste,
The light turns red you have no brakes,
And "Hard Copy" gets it all on tape,
So you can see the look on your face,
(The Bloodhound Gang)

Now floating up and down
I spin, colliding into sound
Like whales beneath me diving down
I'm sinking to the bottom of my
Everything that freaks me out
The lighthouse beam has just run out
I'm cold as cold as cold can be
be
(Blue October)
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Step out the front door like a ghost
Into the fog where no one notices
The contrast of white on white
(Counting Crows)

The Love Shack is a little old place
where we can get together
Love Shack baby, Love Shack bay-bee.
(B52s)
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Are you sure you want to live like common people
you want to see whatever common people see
you want to sleep with common people,
you want to sleep with common people like me.
but she didn't understand, she just smiled and held my hand.
(Pulp) I like this but no

So remember that one thing that you gotta know:
let him read your palm and guess your sign
let him take you home and treat you so fine
but baby,
don't let him waste your time
don't let him waste your time
(Jarvis Cocker) Suffering the same fate as Pulp I'm afraid. No

It really, really, really could happen
yes, it really, really, really could happen
when the days they seem to fall through you, well just let them go
(Blur) I can see clearly that this is a no
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'Cause baby, this town rips the bones from your back
It's a death trap, it's a suicide rap
We gotta get out while we're young
'Cause tramps like us, baby we were born to run
(Bruce Springsteen) `Wendy let me in I wanna be your friend I wanna guard your dreams and visions

In my life there's been heartache and pain
I don't know if I can face it again
Can't stop now, I've traveled so far
To change this lonely life
(Foreigner) You obviously want to know what NO is. No

Leavin' home, out on the road
I've been down before
Ridin' along in this big ol' jet plane
I've been thinkin' about my home
But my love light seems so far away
And I feel like it's all been done
Somebody's tryin' to make me stay
You know I've got to be movin' on
(Steve Miller Band) Playing "The Joker". No

Please allow me to introduce myself
I'm a man of wealth and taste
I've been around for a long, long year
Stole many a man's soul and faith
I was round when Jesus Christ
Had his moment of doubt and pain
Made damn sure that Pilate
Washed his hands and sealed his fate
(The Rolling Stones)Pleased to meet you hope you guess my name, but what's puzzling you is the nature of my game. The first song written about Rumpelstiltskin
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Oh say can you see by the dawn's early light what so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming, whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fights what so proudly we watched at the twilight's last reaming? (Christina Aguilera National Anthem Performance)No but thanks for brightening my morning with a real belly laugh

In the Year 2525
If man is still alive
If woman can survive
They may find....
(Zager and Evans, "In the Year 2525")Not even in the year 2011. No

Can I do a song that I wrote? Well I'd like to see it but I can tell you now that it will be a no
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Can you provide a list of the "no"s as well as the "yes"es? I'll do that

some more since I'm posting anyway

A Long Long Time Ago
I could still remember how that music used to make me smile
And I knew that if I had my chance, that I could make those people dance
And maybe they'd be happy for a while (Answer for Don McLean and Madonna, please) Did you write the book of love and do you believe in god above iif the bible tells you so. Madonna yes McLean No.

This land's not my land, I'm from Rhode Island
But now Rhode Island is Called Best Buy Land
And Tennessee Now
Is Tennessee Plow
This land was bought from you and me (Capitol Steps) Cool take on an old Woody Guthrie song but no

Once a Jolly Swagman Camped By a Billabong
Under the Shade of a Coolibah Tree
And He Sang as He Watched and Waited while his Billy Boiled
You'll Come a Waltzing matilda with me
(I'm not going to make you answer for everyone who wrote it, but please answer for Banjo Patterson, who wrote the original, and for Slim Dusty, the legend who performed it so many times) No to both

Australians all Let Us Rejoice for We are Young and Free
With Golden Soil and Wealth for Toil Our Home is Girt by Sea

(Once again, not everyone who ever sang it, but please do for Julie Anthony and the group Human Nature, who jointly sang it at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. I believe Human Nature sang the first verse while Anthony sang the second. In case it matters, I'm posting the beginning of the second verse below) I'm afraid it doesnt' matter

Beneath our Radiant Southern Cross
We'll toil with heart and hand
To make this Commonwealth of ours
Renowned of all the lands


To sing our Alma Mater's praise,
And join in the fellowship strong,
Which inspires our college days.
We're backing our teams in the strife
Cheering them to victory!
And Pledge anew to old Connecticut,
Our steadfast spirit of loyalty.
(UConn Alma Matter, Written by University alumna Alice Sawin Davis, Class of 1925. Answer both for Davis, and for the UConn Pep Band, who performs it on many occasions, including after each basketball game) No think more mainstream

U Conn Husky, symbol of might to the foe.
Fight, fight Connecticut, it's victr'y, Let's go
Connecticut U Conn Husky, victr'y again for the White and Blue
So go, go, go Connecticut, Connecticut U.

(You've already answered for the Pep Band, so answer only for University of Connecticut Marching Band) No it's more about recording artists
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I知 a wind-up toy in an up down world
If you leave me all alone, I値l make a mess for sure
I致e a heart of gold in the smallest size
Leave me in the dark, you値l never hear me cry
(Mika)

I told the witch doctor I was in love with you
I told the witch doctor I was in love with you
And then the witch doctor, he told me what to do
He said that...
(David Seville)

Hello Muddah, hello Fadduh,
Here I am at Camp Granada.
Camp is very entertaining,
And they say we'll have some fun if it stops raining.
I went hiking with Joe Spivey.
He developed poison ivy.
You remember Leonard Skinner.
He got ptomaine poisoning last night after dinner.
(Alan Sherman)

Another Friday night, to get the feeling right
At the bar when he sees her coming over
What you gonna do, if she walks up to you
Tongue tied better get yourself together
Pound another drink, to give him time to think
What's your sign hey I think you know a friend of mine
All the stupid lines, that he had ever heard
Wouldn't come to mind he couldn't say a word
(American Hi-Fi)

I won't run
When the sky turns to flame
And I sure won't budge
When the earth does shake
When the flood comes up
I will dance in the rain
'Cause it's all the same to me
(Anya Marina)

We are what we're supposed to be
Illusions of your fantasy
All dots and lines that speak and say
What we do is what you wish to do
(Aqua)


I am Cow, hear me moo
I weigh twice as much as you
And I look good on the barbecue
Yogurt, curd, cream cheese and butter's
Made from liquid from my udders
I am Cow, I am Cow, Hear me moo (moo)
(Arrogant Worms)

I hope ya flip some guy the bird,
He cuts you off and you're forced to swerve,
In front of the Beatles' tour bus,
A Bookmobile and a Mack truck,
Hauling hazardous biological waste,
The light turns red you have no brakes,
And "Hard Copy" gets it all on tape,
So you can see the look on your face,
(The Bloodhound Gang)

Now floating up and down
I spin, colliding into sound
Like whales beneath me diving down
I'm sinking to the bottom of my
Everything that freaks me out
The lighthouse beam has just run out
I'm cold as cold as cold can be
be
(Blue October)

To save some time I'll say no to all
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Step out the front door like a ghost
Into the fog where no one notices
The contrast of white on white
(Counting Crows) Hope you weren't counting your chickens with this guess . No.

The Love Shack is a little old place
where we can get together
Love Shack baby, Love Shack bay-bee.
(B52s)Absolutely love this but regretfully no

Update will follow shortly. Work calls.
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Update

Yesses
Oasis, The Smiths, REM, Billy Joel, Eminem, The Beatles, AC/DC , Bruce Springsteen & Madonna.

And here are the No's (Deep Breath)
Morrissey, Kate Nash, Men Without Hats, Heather Dale, Shiny Toy Guns, Squirrel Nut Zippers,Kareem Salama, Voltaire, Weird Al Jankivic, O-Zone, Bon Jovi, Journey, A-ha, Lady Antebellum, Bing Crosby, Pulp , Jarvis Cocker, Blur, Foreigner, Steve Miller Band, Christina Aquilera, Zager & Evans, Don McLean, Capitol Steps, Banjo Patterson, Julie Anthony, Human Nature, Alice Sawin Davis, Some marching band, Aqua, Arrogant Worms The Bloodhound Gang, Blue October, Pep Band, Mika, David Seville, Alan Sherman, American HiFi, Counting Crows, B52s


You'll probably see a trend now with most of the nos that will help you avoid similar guesses.

I would welcome questions on the criteria themselves at this stage but keep those lyrics coming. You've posted some really cool ones that I hadn't heard before and also plenty of old favs.
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I'm sharing thoughts with those who are working on this...
So far, I've ruled out these possible similarities for sure.
They don't all have the same recording label.
They weren't all active during the same year.
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I'm sharing thoughts with those who are working on this...
So far, I've ruled out these possible similarities for sure.
They don't all have the same recording label.
They weren't all active during the same year.
Share by all means and both your statements are correct
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The Rolling Stones are a Yes as well.

How to pick the next songs - I know! Top 25 on my iPod...at least, those that haven't been guessed yet.


Sister Christian, oh the time has come
And you know that you're the only one
To say OK
Where you going, what you looking for
You know those boys don't want to play no more
With you, it's true
(Night Ranger)

And what you say about his company
Is what you say about society
Catch the mist, catch the myth
Catch the mystery, catch the drift
(Rush)

She's a good girl, loves her mama
Loves Jesus and America too
She's a good girl, crazy 'bout Elvis
Loves horses and her boyfriend too
(Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers)

Watching every motion in my foolish lovers' game
On this endless ocean finally lovers know no shame
Turning and returning to some secret place inside
Watching in slow motion as you turn around and say
(Berlin)

It's not like you to say sorry
I was waiting on a different story
This time I'm mistaken
For handing you a heart worth breakin'
And I've been wrong, I've been down
Been to the bottom of every bottle
These five words in my head
Scream "Are we having fun yet?"
(Nickelback)

Oceans apart, day after day
And I slowly go insane
I hear your voice on the line
But it doesn't stop the pain
(Richard Marx)

And I'm not even out of the top 10 yet - I'll stop there for now.
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Sister Christian, oh the time has come
And you know that you're the only one
To say OK
Where you going, what you looking for
You know those boys don't want to play no more
With you, it's true
(Night Ranger) Fraid not

And what you say about his company
Is what you say about society
Catch the mist, catch the myth
Catch the mystery, catch the drift
(Rush) No dice

She's a good girl, loves her mama
Loves Jesus and America too
She's a good girl, crazy 'bout Elvis
Loves horses and her boyfriend too
(Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers) Hope you won't be heartbroken to hear it's a no

Watching every motion in my foolish lovers' game
On this endless ocean finally lovers know no shame
Turning and returning to some secret place inside
Watching in slow motion as you turn around and say
(Berlin) You've hit a wall here. No

It's not like you to say sorry
I was waiting on a different story
This time I'm mistaken
For handing you a heart worth breakin'
And I've been wrong, I've been down
Been to the bottom of every bottle
These five words in my head
Scream "Are we having fun yet?"
(Nickelback) I'm afraid you don't get you nickel back. No

Oceans apart, day after day
And I slowly go insane
I hear your voice on the line
But it doesn't stop the pain
(Richard Marx) While I applaud your bravery in admiting that this is on your IPod top 25 I must say no. This is the beauty of music , personally this song makes my teeth itch but yet it's in your top 25. As long as you don't mention Glenn Madeiros then we'll still be friends ;o)
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What about show tunes?

Edelweiss, edelweiss, every morning you greet me
Small and white, clean and bright you look so happy to me

-Captain Georg von Trapp

The hills are alive with the sound of music
With songs they have sung for a thousand years
The hills fill my heart with the sound of music
My heart wants to sing every song it hears

Is anything about the song relevant? Like if I'd done Billy Joel's performance of the National Anthem, would it have worked?
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Some more which I forgot Not a show tune

Fighting Soldiers From the Sky
Fearless Men Who Jump and Die
Men Who Mean Just What They Say
Those Brave Men are the Green Berets

-Robin Moore and Staff Sgt. Barry Sadler (they both performed the song on the same release, and should therefore be treated as one artist/group, not two, unless I misunderstand the rule)

We've been together since way back when
Sometimes I never want to see you again
But I want you to know, after all these years
You're still the one I want whisperin' in my ear

-Orleans. On a side note John Hall, who was in Orleans, used to be my Congressman until Republican Nan Hayworth defeated him in last November. And in spite of the fact that is a Democrat, John McCain used this song during his campaign in 2008. And Hall sued, obviously. If you're going to use a song you don't have the rights to, at least make sure it wasn't written by a member of the opposite party. Seriously, Johnny.
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Red, red wine
Stay close to me
Don`t let me be in love
It`s tearin` apart
My blue, blue heart
(UB40)

She likes me for me
Not because I sing like Pavorotti
Or because I'm such a hottie
I like her for her
Not because she's phat like Cindy Crawford
She has got so much to offer
Why does she waste all her time with me
There must be something there that I don't see
(Blessed Union of Souls)
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Come as you are
as you were
as I want you to be
as a friend
as a friend
as an old enemy
(Nirvana)
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I've never heard of Glenn Madeiros - that's a good thing, right?

Anyway, continuing with the top 25, starting with another one which is a bit embarrassing to admit:


Baby you're all that I want
When you're lying here in my arms
I'm finding it hard to believe
We're in heaven
And love is all that I need
And I found it there in your heart
It isn't too hard to see
We're in heaven
(Bryan Adams)

The lady in red is dancing with me cheek to cheek
There's nobody here, it's just you and me
It's where I want to be
But I hardly know this beauty by my side
I'll never forget the way you look tonight
(Chris De Burgh, and this one's also a bit embarrassing to admit)

We are young
Heartache to heartache we stand
No promises, no demands
Love is a battlefield
We are strong
No one can tell us we're wrong
Searching our hearts for so long
Both of us knowing
Love is a battlefield
(Pat Benatar)

You know I'm a dreamer
But my heart's of gold
I had to run away high
So, I wouldn't come home low
Just when things went right
Doesn't mean they're always wrong
Just take this song and you'll never feel
Left all alone
(Mtley Cre)

If you're lost, you can look, and you will find me
Time after time
If you fall, I will catch you, I'll be waiting
Time after time
(Cyndi Lauper)

How can you see into my eyes
Like open doors
Leading you down into my core
Where I've become so numb
Without a soul
My spirit sleeping somewhere cold
Until you find it there and lead it back
Home
(Evanescence)

We'll do it all
Everything
On our own
We don't need
Anything
Or anyone
(Snow Patrol)

We both lie silently still
in the dead of the night
Although we both lie close together
We feel miles apart inside
Was it something I said or something I did
Did my words not come out right
Though I tried not to hurt you
Though I tried
But I guess that's why they say
(Poison)

You should've seen by the look in my eyes, baby
There was something missin'
You should've known by the tone of my voice, maybe
But you didn't listen
(REO Speedwagon, and that concludes all unrepresented artists in my top 25! Phew.)
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All the leaves are brown
And the sky is gray
I went for a walk
On a winter's day
I'd be safe and warm
If I was in L.A.
California dreamin'
On such a winter's day

(California Dreamin', The Mamas and the Papas)

Heads, Carolina, tails California
Somewhere greener, somewhere warmer
Up in the mountains Down by the ocean
Where it don't matter So long as we're goin'
Somewhere together I've got a quarter
Heads Carolina, tails California

(Jo Dee Messina)

(I hope "Hotel California" isn't relevant...I refuse to quote it here, it was my last ex-boyfriend's favorite song. Ick.)

Do you know the way to San Jose?
I've been away so long. I may go wrong and lose my way.
Do you know the way to San Jose?
I'm going back to find some peace of mind in San Jose. - Dionne Warwick (but please also answer for Neil Diamond and Frankie Goes to Hollywood)


The loveliness of Paris seems somehow sadly gay
The glory that was Rome is of another day
I've been terribly alone and forgotten in Manhattan
I'm going home to my city by the Bay

I left my heart in San Francisco
High on a hill, it calls to me
To be where little cable cars climb halfway to the stars
The morning fog may chill the air, I don't care

(Tony Bennett)

If you're going to San Francisco
Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair
On the streets of San Francisco
You'll meet some gentle people there

did that one from memory, so don't be annoyed if it's in any way wrong. Scott McKenzie, "If You're Going To San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers In Your Hair)"
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How many roads must a man walk down before you call him a man?

How many times do I have to tell you to hurry up?

What if a much of a which of a wind gives the truth to summer's lie?

How long has this been going on?

Did you happen to see the most beautiful girl in the world?

Is this love is this love is this love is this love that I'm feeling?

And who should I say is Colin? ;-)
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What about show tunes? I'm for em.... but they won't really help here

Edelweiss, edelweiss, every morning you greet me
Small and white, clean and bright you look so happy to me

-Captain Georg von Trapp I can play this on the recorder well I could when I was 10 but alas no

The hills are alive with the sound of music
With songs they have sung for a thousand years
The hills fill my heart with the sound of music
My heart wants to sing every song it hears Sorry but the hills are alive with the sound of NO.

Is anything about the song relevant? Like if I'd done Billy Joel's performance of the National Anthem, would it have worked? Good idea to clarify this point. It's the artist that's relevant so any Billy Joel song you picked would have worked
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Some more which I forgot Not a show tune

Fighting Soldiers From the Sky
Fearless Men Who Jump and Die
Men Who Mean Just What They Say
Those Brave Men are the Green Berets

-Robin Moore and Staff Sgt. Barry Sadler (they both performed the song on the same release, and should therefore be treated as one artist/group, not two, unless I misunderstand the rule) You understand correctly but this is a no. Stick with Pop/Rock and a few other genres

We've been together since way back when
Sometimes I never want to see you again
But I want you to know, after all these years
You're still the one I want whisperin' in my ear

-Orleans. On a side note John Hall, who was in Orleans, used to be my Congressman until Republican Nan Hayworth defeated him in last November. And in spite of the fact that is a Democrat, John McCain used this song during his campaign in 2008. And Hall sued, obviously. If you're going to use a song you don't have the rights to, at least make sure it wasn't written by a member of the opposite party. Seriously, Johnny Hee hee nice story but another no I'm afraid
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Come as you are
as you were
as I want you to be
as a friend
as a friend
as an old enemy
(Nirvana) Come doused in mud, soaked in bleach as I want you to be.
What an amazing talent Kurt was
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I've never heard of Glenn Madeiros - that's a good thing, right? Darn tootin

Anyway, continuing with the top 25, starting with another one which is a bit embarrassing to admit: I'll have the sick bag standing by..

Baby you're all that I want
When you're lying here in my arms
I'm finding it hard to believe
We're in heaven
And love is all that I need
And I found it there in your heart
It isn't too hard to see
We're in heaven
(Bryan Adams) Afraid not but some of Bryan's early stuff is pretty good

The lady in red is dancing with me cheek to cheek
There's nobody here, it's just you and me
It's where I want to be
But I hardly know this beauty by my side
I'll never forget the way you look tonight
(Chris De Burgh, and this one's also a bit embarrassing to admit) No. He went downhill after Spanish Train

We are young
Heartache to heartache we stand
No promises, no demands
Love is a battlefield
We are strong
No one can tell us we're wrong
Searching our hearts for so long
Both of us knowing
Love is a battlefield
(Pat Benatar) Good song but no I'm afraid


You know I'm a dreamer
But my heart's of gold
I had to run away high
So, I wouldn't come home low
Just when things went right
Doesn't mean they're always wrong
Just take this song and you'll never feel
Left all alone
(Mtley Cre) Rockin band but alas no

If you're lost, you can look, and you will find me
Time after time
If you fall, I will catch you, I'll be waiting
Time after time
(Cyndi Lauper) \bPCyndi is a no but of all the nos so far she was closest to being a yes. Btw I think Cyndi was the most underrated singer of her generation, I would have taken her over Madonna any day}

How can you see into my eyes
Like open doors
Leading you down into my core
Where I've become so numb
Without a soul
My spirit sleeping somewhere cold
Until you find it there and lead it back
Home
(Evanescence) I scence a no here

We'll do it all
Everything
On our own
We don't need
Anything
Or anyone
(Snow Patrol) That's a s(NO)w I'm afraid

We both lie silently still
in the dead of the night
Although we both lie close together
We feel miles apart inside
Was it something I said or something I did
Did my words not come out right
Though I tried not to hurt you
Though I tried
But I guess that's why they say
(Poison) There's no antidote for this guess. NO

You should've seen by the look in my eyes, baby
There was something missin'
You should've known by the tone of my voice, maybe
But you didn't listen
(REO Speedwagon, and that concludes all unrepresented artists in my top 25! Phew.)Without doubt my second favourite band that start with a capital RE. No

I should mention that all opinions are mine and do not represent the opinions of the forum or Paul Sloane for that matter. Hope all this friendly joshing of your musical tastes is being taken in the spirit intended
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All the leaves are brown
And the sky is gray
I went for a walk
On a winter's day
I'd be safe and warm
If I was in L.A.
California dreamin'
On such a winter's day

(California Dreamin', The Mamas and the Papas) Stopped into a church I passed along the way, well I got down on my knees and I pretend to pray

Heads, Carolina, tails California
Somewhere greener, somewhere warmer
Up in the mountains Down by the ocean
Where it don't matter So long as we're goin'
Somewhere together I've got a quarter
Heads Carolina, tails California

(Jo Dee Messina) No to Jo

(I hope "Hotel California" isn't relevant...I refuse to quote it here, it was my last ex-boyfriend's favorite song. Ick.) Sorry about this but as you mentioned it i've got to say "On a dark desert highway , cool wind in my hair , warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air

Do you know the way to San Jose?
I've been away so long. I may go wrong and lose my way.
Do you know the way to San Jose?
I'm going back to find some peace of mind in San Jose. - Dionne Warwick (but please also answer for Neil Diamond and Frankie Goes to Hollywood) LA is a great big freeway, put a hundred down and buy a car.... Answered yes for Neil Diamond no to the other two


The loveliness of Paris seems somehow sadly gay
The glory that was Rome is of another day
I've been terribly alone and forgotten in Manhattan
I'm going home to my city by the Bay

I left my heart in San Francisco
High on a hill, it calls to me
To be where little cable cars climb halfway to the stars
The morning fog may chill the air, I don't care

(Tony Bennett) Fraid not

If you're going to San Francisco
Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair
On the streets of San Francisco
You'll meet some gentle people there

did that one from memory, so don't be annoyed if it's in any way wrong. Scott McKenzie, "If You're Going To San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers In Your Hair)" Great Scott but no
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I've been cheated by you since I don't know when
so I made up my mind, it must come to an end
look at me now, will I ever learn
I don't know how, but I suddenly lose control
there's a fire within my soul
(ABBA)

All in all, it's just another brick in the wall
all in all, you're just another brick in the wall
(Pink Floyd)
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How many roads must a man walk down before you call him a man? Yes and how many deaths will it take til he knows that too many people have died. The answer my friend is blowin in the wind the answer is blowin in the wind. Bob Dylan

How many times do I have to tell you to hurry up?
Naughty Wordworm not naming the artist but Alanis Morissette is a no but did hit 2 of the 3 criteria

What if a much of a which of a wind gives the truth to summer's lie? I can't find out who sang this . All I can find is the poem

How long has this been going on? By Ace I take it then no.

Did you happen to see the most beautiful girl in the world? Charlie Rich is a poor guess. No

Is this love is this love is this love is this love that I'm feeling? Suprisingly Bob Marley is a no but he's another that hit 2 out of 3

And who should I say is Colin? ;-)You lost me there
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Sorry, me being silly: it's 'who should I say is calling', and it's Leonard Cohen. Is he a yes?
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Sorry, me being silly: it's 'who should I say is calling', and it's Leonard Cohen. Is he a yes? Rather depressingly Mr Cohen is a no
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Recap

The yes Artists so far are:

Oasis, The Smiths, REM, Billy Joel, Eminem, The Beatles, AC/DC , Bruce Springsteen Madonna , Rolling Stones, Nirvana, The Mamas & the Papas, The Eagles, Neil Diamond & Bob Dylan.

The nos are too numerous to name but I will give you the three acts that hit 2 out of 3 criteria:

Bob Marley, Alanis Morissette & Cyndi Lauper.
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Nearly missed this

I've been cheated by you since I don't know when
so I made up my mind, it must come to an end
look at me now, will I ever learn

I don't know how, but I suddenly lose control
there's a fire within my soul
(ABBA) Mamma Mia here I go again, my my how can I resist you

All in all, it's just another brick in the wall
all in all, you're just another brick in the wall
(Pink Floyd) We don't need no education, we don't need no thought control
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Recap

The yes Artists so far are:

Oasis, The Smiths, REM, Billy Joel, Eminem, The Beatles, AC/DC , Bruce Springsteen Madonna , Rolling Stones, Nirvana, The Mamas & the Papas, The Eagles, Neil Diamond ,Bob Dylan, ABBA & Pink Floyd.

The nos are too numerous to name but I will give you the three acts that hit 2 out of 3 criteria:

Bob Marley, Alanis Morissette & Cyndi Lauper.

Any ideas anyone?
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Is anythings about the artists'/groups names relevant to the rule?

The success of their songs? On the Top 100 Chart (or whatever it is)? Did they need to get to #1?

Is it relevant whether they go by their real name or not? (ie either a stage or group name)?

If hypothetically, Bob Marley had performed all the songs the Eagles did in reality, and they had experienced the same results, while meanwhile the The Eagles had performed all of Marley's (real) songs and they had experienced the same results, would the solution be any different?
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Is anythings about the artists'/groups names relevant to the rule? No

The success of their songs? no On the Top 100 Chart (or whatever it is)? Did they need to get to #1? No to these

Is it relevant whether they go by their real name or not? (ie either a stage or group name)? No

If hypothetically, Bob Marley had performed all the songs the Eagles did in reality, and they had experienced the same results, while meanwhile the The Eagles had performed all of Marley's (real) songs and they had experienced the same results, would the solution be any different? Interesting question. If they had performed each others songs to the same quality and result then Marley would be a yes and The Eagles would be a no
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Anything about the members of the group relevant? The number of members?

Any of their albums relevant? The names of their albums?

Throwing out a couple more...


Hold it now and watch the hoodwink
As I make you stop, think
You'll think you're looking at Aquaman
I summon fish to the dish although I like the Chalet Swiss
I like the sushi 'cause it's never touched a frying pan
(Barenaked Ladies)

Left a good job in the city
Workin' for the man every night and day
And I never lost one minute of sleepin'
Worryin' 'bout the way things might have been
(Creedence Clearwater Revival)

I pulled into Nazareth, I was feeling 'bout half past dead
I just need some place where I can lay my head
"Hey mister, can you tell me where a man might find a bed?"
He just grinned and shook my hand, and "No" was all he said
(The Band)
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Can't believe I forgot this one...

I'm a shooting star leaping through the sky
Like a tiger defying the laws of gravity
I'm a racing car passing by like Lady Godiva
I'm gonna go, go, go, there's no stopping me
(Queen)
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Anything about the members of the group relevant? The number of members? No

Any of their albums relevant? Yes The names of their albums? But no

Throwing out a couple more...

Hold it now and watch the hoodwink
As I make you stop, think
You'll think you're looking at Aquaman
I summon fish to the dish although I like the Chalet Swiss
I like the sushi 'cause it's never touched a frying pan
(Barenaked Ladies) The Naked truth is you've got a No

Left a good job in the city
Workin' for the man every night and day
And I never lost one minute of sleepin'
Worryin' 'bout the way things might have been
(Creedence Clearwater Revival) Proud as Mary may be she's getting a no . Must admit this one shocked me

I pulled into Nazareth, I was feeling 'bout half past dead
I just need some place where I can lay my head
"Hey mister, can you tell me where a man might find a bed?"
He just grinned and shook my hand, and "No" was all he said
(The Band)Take a load off Annie, take a load for free;Take a load off Annie, And (and) (and) you can put the load right on me.
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Can't believe I forgot this one... Your taste is improving....

I'm a shooting star leaping through the sky
Like a tiger defying the laws of gravity
I'm a racing car passing by like Lady Godiva
I'm gonna go, go, go, there's no stopping me
(Queen)I`m burning through the sky yea
Two hundred degrees that`s why they call me Mr. Fahrenheit, I`m travelling at the speed of light
I wanna make a supersonic man out of you
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Recap

The yes Artists so far are:

Oasis, The Smiths, REM, Billy Joel, Eminem, The Beatles, AC/DC , Bruce Springsteen, Madonna , The Rolling Stones, Nirvana, The Mamas & the Papas, The Eagles, Neil Diamond ,Bob Dylan, ABBA, Pink Floyd, The Band & Queen.

The nos are too numerous to name but I will give you the three acts that hit 2 out of 3 criteria:

Bob Marley, Alanis Morissette & Cyndi Lauper.
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Would Alanis be a yes if she were male?

Are self-titled albums relevant?

Anything to do with movie soundtracks?

"But there were no clowns, no lions, tigers or bears" ... do Yes get a yes?
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Re: California Dreamin'- It's "I *began* to pray", not *pretend* to pray, Peter...

And ick, Hotel California was relevant? *sigh* Oh well.
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it's not the success of their songs, but is the success of their album's relevant?

Is the number of albums relevant?

Are singles relevant?


I got my mind set on you
I got my mind set on you
I got my mind set on you
I got my mind set on you
But it's gonna take money
A whole lotta spending money
Its gonne take plenty of money
To do it right child
(George Harrison)

Country roads take me home to the place I belong West Virginia
Mountain mama, take me home Country roads
(John Denver)

When I'm feeling blue
All I have to do
Is take a look at you
Then I'm not so blue
When you're close to me
I can feel you heart beat
I can hear you breathing
In my ear
Wouldn't you agree?
Baby, you and me got a groovy kind of love
(Phil Collins)

(Also, I could be wrong, but I think you missed my last post. I can't seem to find answers to it buried in your pile of answers.)
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What shocked you - the song (Proud Mary) itself or that I listen to it?

And Woodworm - I was thinking about eponymous albums too, especially knowing that R.E.M. had an album titled "Eponymous."

I'm in class right now, so no lyrics for a bit.
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OK, made it to one of the school computers.

There's antimony, arsenic, aluminum, selenium,
And hydrogen and oxygen and nitrogen and rhenium
And nickel, neodymium, neptunium, germanium
And iron, americium, ruthenium, uranium.
Europium, zircodium, lutetium, vanadium,
And lanthanum and osmium and astatine and radium
And gold, protactinium, and indium, and gallium...
And iodine and thorium and thulium and thallium
(Tom Lehrer)

It's close to midnight
And something evil's lurking in the dark
Under the moonlight
You see a sight that almost stops your heart
You try to scream
But terror takes the sound before you make it
You start to freeze
As horror looks you right between the eyes
You're paralyzed
(Michael Jackson)

She's got a smile that it seems to me
Reminds me of childhood memories
Where everything was as fresh as the bright blue sky
Now and then when I see her face
She takes me away to that special place
And if I stare too long, I'd probably break down and cry
(Guns 'n' Roses)

Hmmm...what's the complete inverse of GNR? Ah, this might work...

Near, far, wherever you are
I believe that the heart does go on
Once more you open the door
And you're here in my heart
And my heart will go on and on
(Celine Dion)
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Many of them have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Have they all?
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Would Alanis be a yes if she were male? No

Are self-titled albums relevant? No

Anything to do with movie soundtracks? No

"But there were no clowns, no lions, tigers or bears" ... do Yes get a yes? Yes get a no
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Re: California Dreamin'- It's "I *began* to pray", not *pretend* to pray, Peter... Are you sure? Opinion is divided on the subject. I know lots of people sing "I began to pray" but two different lyric websites list it as "I pretend to pray". This might be a commonly misheard lyric

And ick, Hotel California was relevant? *sigh* Oh well.This is probably not what you want to hear, but your ex has good taste...[adds hastily] ...in music that is
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it's not the success of their songs, but is the success of their album's relevant? Not really success in terms of sales but....

Is the number of albums relevant? No

Are singles relevant? Not specifically singles but each artists collection of work is relevant

I got my mind set on you
I got my mind set on you
I got my mind set on you
I got my mind set on you
But it's gonna take money
A whole lotta spending money
Its gonne take plenty of money
To do it right child
(George Harrison) I've got my mind set on you

Country roads take me home to the place I belong West Virginia
Mountain mama, take me home Country roads
(John Denver) That's a no

When I'm feeling blue
All I have to do
Is take a look at you
Then I'm not so blue
When you're close to me
I can feel you heart beat
I can hear you breathing
In my ear
Wouldn't you agree?
Baby, you and me got a groovy kind of love
(Phil Collins)No to phil

(Also, I could be wrong, but I think you missed my last post. I can't seem to find answers to it buried in your pile of answers.)I think I answered them at 3.26 pm on the 24th
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What shocked you - the song (Proud Mary) itself or that I listen to it? No i just expected CCR to meet the 3 criteria and was shocked to discover that they don't

And Woodworm - I was thinking about eponymous albums too, especially knowing that R.E.M. had an album titled "Eponymous." And a good compilation of REM's early work it is too

I'm in class right now, so no lyrics for a bit. Who sing's that .... HAH!
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hmm, am I blind? I still don't see them. The bands I asked about were UB40 and Blessed Union of Souls.
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OK, made it to one of the school computers.

There's antimony, arsenic, aluminum, selenium,
And hydrogen and oxygen and nitrogen and rhenium
And nickel, neodymium, neptunium, germanium
And iron, americium, ruthenium, uranium.
Europium, zircodium, lutetium, vanadium,
And lanthanum and osmium and astatine and radium
And gold, protactinium, and indium, and gallium...
And iodine and thorium and thulium and thallium
(Tom Lehrer) Nice but No

It's close to midnight
And something evil's lurking in the dark
Under the moonlight
You see a sight that almost stops your heart
You try to scream
But terror takes the sound before you make it
You start to freeze
As horror looks you right between the eyes
You're paralyzed
(Michael Jackson) 'Cause this is thriller, thriller night, And no one's gonna save you from the beast about strike,You know it's thriller, thriller night,You're fighting for your life inside a killer, thriller tonight


She's got a smile that it seems to me
Reminds me of childhood memories
Where everything was as fresh as the bright blue sky
Now and then when I see her face
She takes me away to that special place
And if I stare too long, I'd probably break down and cry
(Guns 'n' Roses) Another 2 out of 3 entry but a no none the less

Hmmm...what's the complete inverse of GNR? Ah, this might work...

Near, far, wherever you are
I believe that the heart does go on
Once more you open the door
And you're here in my heart
And my heart will go on and on
(Celine Dion) Shudders and says NO in an annoyingly loud voice
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No, I don't think the Who sings that.

And I think you missed one of my posts as well - the one starting with Tom Lehrer. And Noel's post immediately after that.

Billboard Top 100 relevant? Having a song at the top of the list relevant? More than one song in the top 10? 5?
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Many of them have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Have they all? Hmm that's interesting , suffice to say that is not a criteria I'm using so I'm unsure if all of them have been inducted but you're kinda in the in the ballpark though

hmm, am I blind? I still don't see them. The bands I asked about were UB40 and Blessed Union of Souls. Mea Culpa . I thought you were Balin

Red, red wine
Stay close to me
Don`t let me be in love
It`s tearin` apart
My blue, blue heart
(UB40) Blue Blue Heart, Red Red Wine, makes no difference it's still a no

She likes me for me
Not because I sing like Pavorotti
Or because I'm such a hottie
I like her for her
Not because she's phat like Cindy Crawford
She has got so much to offer
Why does she waste all her time with me
There must be something there that I don't see
(Blessed Union of Souls) Quirky lyric but a no
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Recap

The yes Artists so far are:

Oasis, The Smiths, REM, Billy Joel, Eminem, The Beatles, AC/DC , Bruce Springsteen, Madonna , The Rolling Stones, Nirvana, The Mamas & the Papas, The Eagles, Neil Diamond ,Bob Dylan, ABBA, Pink Floyd, The Band, Queen, George Harrison & Michael Jackson.

Those that hit 2 out of the 3 criteria

Bob Marley, Alanis Morissette, Cyndi Lauper, Guns n'Roses.
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Repeating the question we crossed on just now:

Billboard Top 100 relevant? Having a song at the top of the list relevant? More than one song in the top 10? 5?
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Could any one-hit wonders make the list of Yeses?
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No, I don't think the Who sings that. hee hee nice comeback

And I think you missed one of my posts as well - the one starting with Tom Lehrer. And Noel's post immediately after that. I've done that now

Billboard Top 100 relevant? No but a different sort of success for the want of a better word is relevant Having a song at the top of the list relevant? No but most of the yesses will have achieved this i'm sure More than one song in the top 10? 5? Nothing like this

Could any one-hit wonders make the list of Yeses? Well I haven't checked but I seriously doubt it
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Hmmm...more lyrics then.

Like a bat out of hell
I'll be gone when the morning comes
When the night is over
Like a bat out of hell
I'll be gone, gone, gone
When the day is done
And the sun goes down
And the moonlight's shining through-oo-oo
Then like a sinner before the gates of heaven
I'll be crawling on back to you
(Meat Loaf)

P.S. Do you realize how much you've influenced my music taste for the better? First R.E.M., then Meat Loaf...and movies too. I still have to watch The Great Escape and...that one other one which I forget. But yeah, you've had a huge influence on what I watch and listen to. And that's a good thing.

More lyrics though.


Sing with me, sing for the year
Sing for the laughter, sing for the tears
Sing with me if it's just for today
Maybe tomorrow the good Lord will take you away
(Aerosmith)
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Ah yes, the forgotten "other one" is The Naked Gun. I have to watch that sometime.
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Anything to do with Top 100 album lists or such? Some sort of rock canon? Related to NME? Rolling Stone? That kind of doobry?
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And ick, Hotel California was relevant? *sigh* Oh well.This is probably not what you want to hear, but your ex has good taste...[adds hastily] ...in music that is

I know. "Our song" was 'Danny Boy' which is still one of my favorites, although less favorite now since it has his name in the title. I guess it can't be blamed for that. He had a lot of nerve, breaking up with me in the middle of class and then telling me I had no right to be upset. *grumbles*


If I said goodbye to you tonight
There would still be music left to write
What else could I do?
I'm so inspired by you
That hasn't happened for the longest time...("The Longest Time", Billy Joel, sorry if it's been mentioned before or if he has. Especially sorry if it/he has and I did it, lol. Swiss cheese memory here...)
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Oh, and if you don't mind, also answer "The Longest Time" for "Alvin and the Chipmunks/Chipettes", as I heard their version first. Come to think of it, the Chipettes covered "Proud Mary", too...would their version be any different than CCR?
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Suppose Bob Marley sang the following song and it achieved the same success it did when the Eagles sang it

Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place (such a pretty face)
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Also answer the previous one for the others which had two out of three
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thanks a lot, mr. coke *scowl*
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Hmmm...more lyrics then.

Like a bat out of hell
I'll be gone when the morning comes
When the night is over
Like a bat out of hell
I'll be gone, gone, gone
When the day is done
And the sun goes down
And the moonlight's shining through-oo-oo
Then like a sinner before the gates of heaven
I'll be crawling on back to you
(Meat Loaf) Another 2 out of 3 artist so No

P.S. Do you realize how much you've influenced my music taste for the better? First R.E.M., then Meat Loaf...and movies too. I still have to watch The Great Escape and...that one other one which I forget. But yeah, you've had a huge influence on what I watch and listen to. And that's a good thing. What a nice thing to say

More lyrics though.

Sing with me, sing for the year
Sing for the laughter, sing for the tears
Sing with me if it's just for today
Maybe tomorrow the good Lord will take you away
(Aerosmith)Every time I look in the mirror
All these lines on my face getting clearer
The past is gone it goes by, like dusk to dawn
Isn't that the way everybody's got their dues in life to pay
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Anything to do with Top 100 album lists or such? Yes Some sort of rock canon? Related to NME? Rolling Stone? The very thing, well done That kind of doobry? Love that word.. Yes you've got the right watchamacalit
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And ick, Hotel California was relevant? *sigh* Oh well.This is probably not what you want to hear, but your ex has good taste...[adds hastily] ...in music that is

I know. "Our song" was 'Danny Boy' which is still one of my favorites, although less favorite now since it has his name in the title. I guess it can't be blamed for that. He had a lot of nerve, breaking up with me in the middle of class and then telling me I had no right to be upset. *grumbles* Not one to criticize but isn't Danny Boy a bit maudlin to be an "our song". It's a lovely song though

If I said goodbye to you tonight
There would still be music left to write
What else could I do?
I'm so inspired by you
That hasn't happened for the longest time...("The Longest Time", Billy Joel, sorry if it's been mentioned before or if he has. Especially sorry if it/he has He has been mentioned and is on the list of yesses
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Oh, and if you don't mind, also answer "The Longest Time" for "Alvin and the Chipmunks/Chipettes", as I heard their version first. Come to think of it, the Chipettes covered "Proud Mary", too...would their version be any different than CCR? The Chipmunks and Chipettes are a definite no
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Suppose Bob Marley sang the following song and it achieved the same success it did when the Eagles sang it

Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place (such a pretty face)

Also answer the previous one for the others which had two out of three Cyndi Lauper would be a yes, Guns n roses would still be a no , so would Alanis Morissette.

I've just realised that Bob Marley is actually a yes so apologies for that
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Recap

The yes Artists so far are:

Oasis, The Smiths, REM, Billy Joel, Eminem, The Beatles, AC/DC , Bruce Springsteen, Madonna , The Rolling Stones, Nirvana, The Mamas & the Papas, The Eagles, Neil Diamond ,Bob Dylan, ABBA, Pink Floyd, The Band, Queen, George Harrison, Michael Jackson Bob Marley, Aerosmith.


Woodworm has correctly identified one of the 3 criteria namely that the artist must have an entry in The Rolling Stone Magazine Top 500 Albums of All Time
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*changes strategy* now I shall just post lyrics from songs I have (or some that I just like and don't have) by artists on that list, thanks Woodworm! I love these songs but haven't gotten to them yet!

Twice upon a time in the valley of the tears,
the auctioneer is bidding for a box of fading years.
And the elephants are dancing on the graves of sqealing mice,
Anyone for tennis, wouldn't that be nice?
(Cream)

Woke up the morning with light in my eyes,
and then realized, it was still dark outside.
It was a light coming down from the sky.
I don't know who or why.
(The Byrds)

Say nighty-night and kiss me;
Just hold me tight and tell me you'll miss me.
While I'm alone, blue as can be,
Dream a little dream of me.
(The Mamas & the Papas)

When logic and proportion
Have fallen sloppy dead
And the White Knight is talking backwards
And the Red Queen's "off with her head!"
Remember what the dormouse said:
"Feed your head
Feed your head
Feed your head"
(Jefferson Airplane)

Grandpappy told my pappy, back in my day, son
A man had to answer for the wicked that he done
Take all the rope in Texas
Find a tall oak tree, round up all of them bad boys
Hang them high in the street for all the people to see that
(Willie Nelson I know it's mainly Toby Keith, but I wanted to guess Willie Nelson, and like this song more)

She's a rebel
She's a saint
She's salt of the earth
And she's dangerous
(Green Day)

It's a little bit funny this feeling inside
I'm not one of those who can easily hide
I don't have much money but boy if I did
I'd buy a big house where we both could live
(Elton John)

I had to find you
Tell you I need you
Tell you I've set you apart

Tell me your secrets
And ask me your questions
Oh, let's go back to the start
(Coldplay)

My daddy worked all night in the Vanleer coal mine
All day long in the field a-hoin' corn
Mommie rocked the babies at night
And read the Bible by the coal-oil light
And ever'thing would start all over come break of morn'.
(Loretta Lynn)

I can't believe nobody has guessed some of these yet
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Have they all won a Grammy?
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Twice upon a time in the valley of the tears,
the auctioneer is bidding for a box of fading years.
And the elephants are dancing on the graves of sqealing mice,
Anyone for tennis, wouldn't that be nice?
(Cream) Not rising to the top with this guess that's a no

Woke up the morning with light in my eyes,
and then realized, it was still dark outside.
It was a light coming down from the sky.
I don't know who or why.
(The Byrds) Must be those strangers that come every night, Those saucer shaped lights put people uptight, Leave blue-green footprints that glow in the dark, I hope they get home all right


Say nighty-night and kiss me;
Just hold me tight and tell me you'll miss me.
While I'm alone, blue as can be,
Dream a little dream of me.
(The Mamas & the Papas) We've already established that they are a yes

When logic and proportion
Have fallen sloppy dead
And the White Knight is talking backwards
And the Red Queen's "off with her head!"
Remember what the dormouse said:
"Feed your head
Feed your head
Feed your head"
(Jefferson Airplane) When men on the chessboard
Get up and tell you where to go, And you've just had some kind of mushroom, And your mind is moving slow,Go ask Alice I think she'll know


Grandpappy told my pappy, back in my day, son
A man had to answer for the wicked that he done
Take all the rope in Texas
Find a tall oak tree, round up all of them bad boys
Hang them high in the street for all the people to see that
(Willie Nelson I know it's mainly Toby Keith, but I wanted to guess Willie Nelson, and like this song more) And justice is the one thing
You should always find
You gotta saddle up your boys You gotta draw a hard line, When the gun smoke settles
We'll sing a victory tune, And we'll all meet back
At the local saloon



She's a rebel
She's a saint
She's salt of the earth
And she's dangerous
(Green Day) She's a rebel Vigilante,
Missing link on the brink Of destruction



It's a little bit funny this feeling inside
I'm not one of those who can easily hide
I don't have much money but boy if I did
I'd buy a big house where we both could live
(Elton John) I hope you don't mind that I put down in words how wonderful life is when you're in the world

I had to find you
Tell you I need you
Tell you I've set you apart

Tell me your secrets
And ask me your questions
Oh, let's go back to the start
(Coldplay) That's a no I'm afraid

My daddy worked all night in the Vanleer coal mine
All day long in the field a-hoin' corn
Mommie rocked the babies at night
And read the Bible by the coal-oil light
And ever'thing would start all over come break of morn'.
(Loretta Lynn) From memory this so apologies for errors but's it a long time since I heard this song..."In the summer time we didn't have shoes to wear but in the winter we all got a brand new pair, from a mail order catelogue , money raised from selling a hog

I can't believe nobody has guessed some of these yet Lot of work in answering all of these
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Have they all won a Grammy? They may have done but that is not one of the criteria so I haven't checked the list in full

As this puzzle is an expirement of sorts I'll give you all a clue. Think song titles.
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Sorry about reguessing The Mamas and the Papas I just really like that song and got excited when I saw the group on the list of 500...hmmmm...must ponder this clue...
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Song titles, eh? Hmmm...
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Is there a word that appears in at least one song title by each of these "yes" artists?
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Is there a word that appears in at least one song title by each of these "yes" artists? Not a specific word but.....
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a common theme between at least one song title by each "yes" artist?
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a common theme between at least one song title by each "yes" artist? Not really my answer to your previous question could have read "Not a specific word but words of a particular type"
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Names? Cities? Other place names?
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Names? Cities? Other place names? Yes, place names it is. All of the yes artists have recorded a song with a placename in it. I can help you wrap this up by telling you that the final criteria is similar to this one
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Does the final criterion also involve song titles?
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Does the final criterion also involve song titles? Indeed
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Does the title of one of their songs have to involve a specific category of word (for instance a person's name, a profession, a family member type, or something along these lines)? Or is it relevant the length of the word(s)? The number of words? Do any of the already established 2-out-of-3's have all except this one? If so, use the [LTPF list of 2 out of 3's] to tell me which ones, please?

And then tell me whether any of these (sometimes hypothetical) song titles would fulfill the third requirement:

Mama Says There'll Be Days Like This?
Your Mother Says There'll Be Days Like This?
Mother Teresa Says There'll Be Days Like This?
Yo?
Booga Booga?
Booga?
Balin is a Dude?
Peter365 is a Dude?
Peter 365 is a Dude?
You're So Vain?
You Are So Vain?
Old McDonald?
Old Connecticut?
The UConn Alma Matter? (rendered exactly as is, only without the question mark)
UConn Husky?
The UConn Fight Song? (again, rendered exactly as is, only without the question mark)
Mary Had a Little Lamb?

Am I even on the right track? (That's a question, not a song)
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Does the title of one of their songs have to involve a specific category of word (for instance a person's name Not just for instance it's actually this, a profession, a family member type, or something along these lines)? Or is it relevant the length of the word(s)? The number of words? Do any of the already established 2-out-of-3's have all except this one? If so, use the [LTPF list of 2 out of 3's] to tell me which ones, please?

And then tell me whether any of these (sometimes hypothetical) song titles would fulfill the third requirement:

Mama Says There'll Be Days Like This?
Your Mother Says There'll Be Days Like This?
Mother Teresa Says There'll Be Days Like This?
Yo?
Booga Booga?
Booga?
Balin is a Dude?
Peter365 is a Dude? This would and it's true too
Peter 365 is a Dude?
You're So Vain?
You Are So Vain?
Old McDonald?
Old Connecticut?
The UConn Alma Matter? (rendered exactly as is, only without the question mark)
UConn Husky?
The UConn Fight Song? (again, rendered exactly as is, only without the question mark)
Mary Had a Little Lamb?

Am I even on the right track? (That's a question, not a song) You're bang on

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

Ok in a way i'm glad this is wrapped up as it was a surprisingly tough puzzle to host although I do hope you enjoyed playing.

The 3 criteria were :

Each artist has an album on Rolling Stone's top 500 albums of all time list.
Each artist has recorded a song with a place name in the title
Each artist has recorded a song with a man's name in the title.

In hindsight I should have picked a less common occurance for the song titles piece as I was amazed at the number of yeses.

As expirements go I think this went quite well and I certainly enjoyed see some new lyrics and some old favourites.

I think this puzzle type has a future and could be done with books films actors etc. the list is pretty endless.

The toughest challenge for me was the liklihood of bloopers was high because I was basically reading a list of an artists songs from a website and it was easy to miss a place name or a man's name.

On an amusing side note the reason I blooped on Bob Marley was that having checked his list of songs and not discovering a place name I listed him as a no. However one of my favourite Marley songs is Buffalo Soldier and I didn't associate this with Buffalo NY home of the Bills.

Any comments on this puzzle type (apart from the fact that I could have done a better job on the criteria) . Anyone got any ideas for something similar?

Slainte
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I like it... I'll create one of these sometime. They're awesome.
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I really liked it myself, makes me want to post the connections puzzle I've been wanting to host (also slightly different from a normal connections puzzle). Thanks for posting this one!
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I liked it as well - expect me to continue swiping your ideas eventually.
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Reading through this, I found myself giggling a little that Meat Loaf was listed as one of the "2 out of 3" artists... Anyone familiar with his more famous recordings is welcome to join me in a quick laugh. I like the idea for the puzzle, kind of an inverse/reverse connections type. I was a little disappointed this morning to find it spoiled, but I think I can take what I was planning on asking and maybe make my own one of these... We shall see.
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Thanks for the feedback. I didn't realise the irony of Meat Loaf being a 2 out of 3 artist. Further irony that Balin used that song in a puzzle recently.

And Balin , swipe away .

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