As seen at MonkeyGirl and What a recently tenured college professor shouldn't be doing - this one looked like too much fun to pass up.
Step 1: Put your MP3 player or whatever on random.
Step 2: Post the first line from the first 25 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing the song.
Step 3: Post and let everyone you know guess what song and artist the lines come from.
Step 4: Strike through when someone gets them right. (I'll link to the video too, if it's on YouTube. I don't have access at work, but I'll update the list at home every day).
Step 5: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is CHEATING.
A quick caveat - in a moment of insanity I bought one of these instead of an iPod, and I really wish I hadn't. It looked so cute (powder blue!), but it's too small (1G), and has a terrible interface and file transfer system. So I've tended to dump whole albums into it rather than individual songs. If an artist came up that was already on the list, I skipped, so there are no duplicated artists in the list.
3) Although my lover lives, In a place that I can't live, I kind of find I like a life this lonely. It rips and pierces me, in places I can't see, I love the rip of nerves, The rip that wakes me. So I'm dissatisfied, I love dissatisfied, I love to feel there's always more that I need. So Come On Home,
Scottish band named after a historical figure.
5) I've got a rabbit, it likes to hop, I've got a girl and she likes to shop, The other foot looks like it won't drop, I had an uncle and he got shot, Is this greeting the type that's meant for me? Are you part of this kakistocracy?
Jack White is in this band. But it is not the White Stripes. I think this is an album track so I'll give full points for just the name of the band.
Update: it's the Raconteurs. But what's the song?
C'mon, people! ;)
9) You can force it but it will not come, You can taste it but it will not form, You can crush it but it's always here, You can crush it but it's always near. Chasing you home saying, Everything is broken, Everyone is broken
We've established that this is Radiohead, but what's the song? Hint: the title is not in the actual lyrics.
George Bush doeesn't care about this song. Probably.
11) Once upon a time, Not too long ago, Took a day out in Manchester, We all fall down, There's not enough hours in a day
In December I let you know that I have a t-shirt with this band on it. British. Awesome.
14) I tried it, I couldn't fight it, Now I just wanna get back to me, woo hoo yeah, Back into the man I used to be
This is a tricky one 'cos he's Canadian and not (I don't think) well known outside of the country. The song's title is in the lyrics above.
The next two words are the song title. Come on, Brit Poppers!
18) We were walking, Walking in two worlds, In the gardens of sunlight home, Bad children on the phone, Withheld me to withhold you, Said I'd kiss you if you want, You've got things back to front, I got a letter, I sent it back, I didn't like it, what you had
Again, the next words are the title. A bit obscure but it's on their Best Of album! The title of this band's first album was their year of birth, which is the same as my own. Another British one.
19) You're so young, And you know so much, Heaven help us all, From the tales you tell. You`re so old, And innocent as hell, How I love your questions, You...
Guess what? The next words are the title and mean Monarch of the Hogmanay Festivities. Another Scottish band, but a much older song than #3.
21) Stop making the eyes at me, I'll stop making my eyes at you. What it is that surprises me is that I don't really want you to. And your shoulders are frozen (as cold as the night) Oh, but you're an explosion (but you're dynamite) Your name isn't Rio, but I don't care for sand, Lighting the fuse might result in a bang with a bang-go[Chorus:]I said I bet that...
Part of the title is up there. The band's name resembles this photo. A more recent British indie anthem than most of the others on this list.
Update: it's the Arctic Monkeys. What's the name of the song?
24) The word is about, There's something evolving, Whatever may come, The world keeps revolving, They say the next big thing is here, That the revolution's near, But to me it seems quite clear that it's all just a little bit of...
You know the drill! Brits, this is (or at least used to be, not sure if it's changed) the theme to So Graham Norton.
(remix version - partial credit for the original)
Is "I need to update my music collection" a good enough reason to justify buying an iPod?
I'm gonna tag everyone who commented on my music night post - that seems fair. I know lots of people are super busy this week, so there's no obligation!
Anyone can join in the guessing!