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Friday random ten: Name that tune

Gonna try something a little different that week. Here are ten lyric snippets from my song library. Your job is to name the song and the artist – original or cover of your choice, I don’t care. Obviously, using the Internet or your smartphone or whatever else to find the answers is Not Fair and spoils the purpose, so please don’t do it. Here we go:

1. Everyone’s a superhero
Everyone’s a Captain Kirk

2. I’m so ugly
That’s okay, cause so are you
We broke our mirrors

3. You leave the Pennsylvania station round a quarter to four
Read a magazine and then you’re in Baltimore

4. The paper holds their folded faces to the floor
And every day, the paper boy brings more

5. I’m the kind of guy who laughs at a funeral
Can’t understand what I mean?
Well, you soon will

6. You were licking your lips, and your lipstick’s shining
I was dying just to ask for a taste

7. He took her down to Chinatown
And showed her how to kick the gong around

8. Doesn’t have a point of view
Knows not where he’s going to
Isn’t he a bit like you and me?

9. Well, I’m heavenly blessed and worldly wise
A peeping-tom techie with x-ray eyes

10. I’d rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy

I think these are all fairly non-obscure songs that most people will have heard of. Knock yourselves out in the comments.

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10 Comments

  1. Buhallin says:

    1. 99 Red Ballons, Nena
    5. Two Days, Barenaked Ladies
    9. Future’s So Bright, not sure who though.

    That’s the extent of my contribution 🙂

  2. OffTheFitz says:

    Couldn’t guess one. 🙁

  3. Buhallin: 1 is correct, 5 has the right group but wrong song title, 9 is the correct song.

    I will post the answers in the comments tomorrow.

  4. Maffew says:

    2. Nirvana – Lithium
    4. Pink Floyd – Brain Damage (I think its this song…something off Dark Side of the Moon)
    5. Barenaked Ladies – One Week
    8. Beatles – Nowhere Man

  5. becky says:

    4. Dark Side of the Moon
    8. Nowhere Man

  6. E-Z says:

    2. Nirvana-Lithium (I think?) from the Nevermind album.

  7. Ross says:

    3. Chattanooga Choo Choo, Glenn MIller

  8. Here are the answers:

    1. “99 Red Balloons” – Nena
    2. “Lithium” – Nirvana (I have the Polyphonic Spree cover of it)
    3. “Chattanooga Choo Choo” – Glenn Miller
    4. “Brain Damage” – Pink Floyd
    5. “One Week” – Barenaked Ladies
    6. “You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night)” – Meat Loaf
    7. “Minnie The Moocher” – Cab Calloway (I have the version from the “Cotton Club” soundtrack)
    8. “Nowhere Man” – The Beatles (I have a cover by of Montreal)
    9. “Future’s So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades” – Timbuk3
    10. “Existential Blues” – Tom Stankus

    That last one is a Dr. Demento standard. I thought my audience would be collectively geeky enough to recognize it, but perhaps not. Anyway, I thought that was fun and I hope you enjoyed it. I’ll try it again some other week.

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