Thursday, June 10, 2010

Random Acts of Thursday - Music by the Numbers


I've been thinking a little more than usual about music, and revisiting a lot of 80's new wave stuff, among others. The XM is addicting, no commercials and almost always a good song somewhere on the dial. (Dial? Am I 90?) Somehow, I got to thinking about numbers in lyrics, and all you have to do is finish the lyric.  Bonus points for naming the artist.



4,3,2,1 _____ _____ __, ________, _______
 1 __ ___ _________ ______


2 __ ______, 2 ______ ____ ____ __ 1


6 ____ __ ___ ____ ___ ___ _____ ____ __ ____ _______


_ ___ 7 _____ __ __ ____


____ ________ ____ __ '63


65 _ ___ 17


____ _ ___ 21 __ ___ _ ____ ____ ____


______ __ 9 ___ _ _____ ___ ______


___ __ ____ 3 ___, ___ ____ _ ____ ____ ____ ___ __ _____


___ ____ _____ __ _____ 66


__ ___ ____ 2525


____ ____ 1 ___ ______ __ 12 ____ __ _____ _____


_______ _____ ______ __ ___ _____ 25 __ 6 __ 4


_ ____ _____ 55


_____ ___ 17


_ _____ __ _____ ____ 6 _____ __ __ ___ 5 ___ ____


______ 187 __ _ ______ ______ ___


______ 16 ______ _________ ___ ______ ____


__ ____ _ ______ _____ ____ _______ ____ _________ 4 ____ __ ___ ___ ___ ____ ____ _____ __ ______
 
Fill in the blanks, kids!  I'm counting on you.

14 comments:

Sarah J. Bradley said...

Elliott...love the concept, but I'm going to need at least a couple more blanks filled in! LOL!
I noticed the biggest number song of all time is missing, however. A certain phone number????

Flame said...

1. 4,3,2,1 Earth below us, drifting, falling~Peter Schilling. I remember this in the 80s on MTV.
2.1 is the loneliest number~Three Dog Night
3.2 of hearts, 2 hearts that beat as 1~Stacey Q: I'm a child of the 80s
4.
5. 8675309~Tommy Tutone
6.65 I was 17~Jackson Browne!
7.
8.when I was 21, it was a very good year~Sinatra
9.
10.
11.get your kicks on route 66~Don't know who did it first. I like Manhattan Transfer's version. I am an old person.
12.In the year 2525~Zager and Evans
13.
14.sitting cross leg on the floor 25 or 6 to 4~Chicago when they were good
15.
16. edge of 17~Stevie Nicks
17.
18.
19.
20.

Whew Elliot, these are hard! I can only get the old people ones. LOL@ "Dial? Am I 90?" I still use dial when referencing the phone. Of course, back in my day, all we had were wooden phones.

Frank Irwin said...

Wow, Flame, I'm impressed. I don't know most of the songs you listed.

Bev said...

This post confused me so badly that I lapsed into a state of early-onset dementia.

Who am I and why am I in this bathrobe? Can you take me home? You look like my son.

WV: Vaggra. If you like Viagra, you'll love Vaggra... for half the price!

Elliott said...

Sarah, work can do that...

Flame, great work and glad you stopped by! 5 and 16 work, though they're not the songs I was thinking of. I hesitate to say 'wrong', but well...um...

Frank, sadly, nothing from the Caddyshack soundtrack came to mind.

Bev, so sorry. And yet the temptation was there to make this SO much more difficult than I did...

Didactic Pirate said...

Blurg. I was all kinds o' cocky with this quiz, as a self-proclaimed King of the 80s. And now I hang my head in shame. Especially in comparison to seeing how many Flame got right.

P.S. Great blog. You just got yourself a new reader.

Elliott said...

Woo, new reader! Glad to have you stop by, Pirate!

Daisy said...

1 is the loneliest number.

In the year 2525.

I can't drive 55.

That's all I got.

I was going to say, I get my kicks on Route 66, but there aren't enough blanks. Hmmm...

Elliott said...

Daisy, you could, in fact, "get your kicks on Route 66", if you tried...

Daisy said...

Why, yes, you're right! I believe I could! :-D

Kari said...

I was thinking of Sexy and 17 by The Stray Cats for 16.

18) A 187 on an undercover cop?

19) You're 16, you're beautiful and you're mine.

Nej said...

Oh My Gosh!!!! I have this thing about numbers. I can't remember someone's name, but I can remember their phone number for ever and ever.

I also can't remember song lyrics...unless of course, if there's a number in it. Then it sticks. I saw the first one on your list and can't stop singing it in my head.

Had to close the post as quickly as possible. Talk about musical overload. (giggle!) :-)

Elliott said...

Kari, I forgot about the Stray Cats, I was thinking Winger...

18 is a Sublime lyric: (It's about comin' up and stayin' on top and) screamin' 187 on a mother-f@%kin' cop

Elliott said...

As for the remaining ones:

4) 6 days on the road and I'm gonna make it home tonight

5) I got 7 women on my mind

6) Late December back in '63

9) Pulled my 9 all I heard was shells (fallin on the concrete real fast)

10) She is only 3 years old, and it's a real fine way to start

13) It's your 1-way ticket to Midnight (12:00 AM) call it Heavy Metal

15) I can't drive 55

17) I bought my first real 6-string (oh) at the 5-and-dime

20) He told a little story that sounded well-rehearsed: 4 days on the run and that he's dying of thirst

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