Saturday, November 24, 2007

Nothing is Certain but Death and Quizzes

Ah, would that I could give extra points that could be traded in for freshly baked chocolate-chip cookies. Because, if I could, Ikhoyt would earn at least a baker's dozen for nailing I'm Tired, but the indeed incomparable Madeline Kahn.

Not that the rest of you didn't earn cookies, you did of course, but let's face it, anything is better with Blazing Saddles.

The only misses were
3 - Elton John - Sad Songs (C'mon guys! You should've gotten that one!)
6 - Asia (ASIA?) - Heat of the Moment (I'm confident that you've punished yourself by listening to this one a few times, Mr. Fish)
8 - Whitney Houston - So Emotional (You're probably better off not getting this one)

Right, now for some post-turkeyday hand-made quizzings!

Spied a little thing and I followed her all night
In a funky fine Levis and her sweaters kind of tight
Through the storm we reach the shore
You give it all but I want more
And I'm waiting for you
Tommy's got his six string in hock
Now hes holding in what he used
To make it talk - so tough, its tough
Gina dreams of running away
When she cries in the night
Tommy whispers baby its okay, someday
Turnaround, every now and then I get a little bit lonely and you're never coming round.
Turnaround, every now and then I get a little bit tired of listening to the sound of my tears.
You had me several years ago when I was still quite naive
Well you said that we made such a pretty pair
And that you would never leave
I bought a toothbrush, some toothpaste, a flannel for my face
Pajamas, a hairbrush, new shoes and a case.
I said to my reflection, Let's get out of this place.
Standing here
Baptized in all my tears
Baby through the years
You know I'm crying
Oo oo oo oo oo
And maybe he sings off key
But thats alright by me
Because what he does he does so well
Makes me wanna yell
When you called me up this morning,
Told me bout the new love you found,
I'm said I'm happy for you,
I'm really happy for you.
Found someone else,
I guess I wont be coming round.
I guess its over, baby;
Its really over, baby, whoa...
In your world I have no meaning
Though I'm trying hard to understand
And it's my heart that's breaking
Down this long distance line tonight


liz said...

No fair! I knew all the songs on the last one but didn't see it in time!!!

4) Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler (god help me).

6) Tempted by Squeeze (saw them in concert 20 years ago. Best. Damn. Concert. EVER!)

8) Let's Hear it for the Boy by...what the hell is her name? Something Williams. Debbie? Debbie Williams? Gah!

liz said...

10) I Ain't Missing You at All. By god only knows who.

jayfish said...

um... whitney houston?

my guesses:
#3 livin' on a prayer - bon jovi?
#10 missing you - paul young?

lkhoyt said...

2) With or Without You, U2?

9, I was able to come up with a tune, but not a band or a title; had to Google it. Googling is cheating, right? And Googled results should not be posted?

lkhoyt said...

#1 and #5, like several of the others, tickled my memory but I couldn't even come up with a tune for the words. These are hard. (But I grew up on--yes, I admit it, and I'm only a little bit bitter still--Christian "rock" and contemporary. So there was a *lot* of music I missed out on for a couple decades there.)

mendi-la said...

#10 is by John Waits or John Wait I think - he's recently re-releaseed this hit as a duet with Alison Krauss

Gary Oxford said...

1 - ZZ Top, "Cheap Sunglasses"

8 is Deniece Williams

zerodoll said...

ok, with a certain fish's help (singing, i might add), #9 is Chicago "Look Away"

Gary Oxford said...

Oh, and #5 is "You're So Vain" by Carly Simon.

Suzanne said...

#4 Total eclipse of the heart by Bonnie Tyler

#6 Tempted by Squeeze