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One day on, all but six of the songs have been identified. You've identified most of the covers, although you're still missing a couple of the artists. And apparently a lot of people misremember song 15, the old jazz standard Fever. I've added an additional line for each of the songs that no one has scoped out yet, and I'll still award points for identifying the cover artist I'm looking for on other covered songs. I'm really surprised that no one has called song number 6 because it was a huge hit. Of the songs no one's guessed so far, two are covers and another is a remix by the original artist. One of the covers is a performance by a Bay Area local artist, but I know that at least half a dozen of you have heard her perform. Oh, and apparently we really all did learn all the lyrics to the Beatles in the womb, some of you even misidentified one or two songs as being by the Beatles. They should probably should have been called The Featles instead.

Comments are screened, I'll unscreen them after I look at people's answers. Each correctly identified song title is worth half a point. Each correctly identified artist is also worth half a point. In some cases, I'm actually looking for a cover performance instead of the original; correctly identifying that is worth half a point, and correctly identifying the cover performer is worth another half point. Incorrectly identifying something as a cover when it wasn't what I was after is a quarter point penalty. Points will be awarded to everyone who identifies a song or song element in a screened comment; once I've unscreened an identification, further identifications of the same song will not receive points.

  1. What You Feel, Buffy Musical soundtrack
    [livejournal.com profile] corpsefairy, [livejournal.com profile] melissa_actress
    Why'd you run away? Don't you like my style?
  2. One Thing Leads To Another, The Fixx
    [livejournal.com profile] vvvexation, [livejournal.com profile] hydrolagus, [livejournal.com profile] malabar. Hat tip to [livejournal.com profile] kevinelong for first playing this for me twenty-two years ago.
    The deception with tact, just what are you trying to say?
  3. I met a boy, his name was Jay, he was so fine
       I met a girl, her name was Jane, she wants to be mine
  4. Living in the Plastic Age, The Buggles
    [livejournal.com profile] hydrolagus, [livejournal.com profile] ragani. Possibly more popularly known as 'the song before Video Killed the Radio Star,' for those of us from the age of Album Rock
    Every day my metal friend, shakes my bed at 6am
  5. Sunday Bloody Sunday, U2
    [livejournal.com profile] blue_estro, [livejournal.com profile] kest, [livejournal.com profile] shoutingboy, [livejournal.com profile] vvvexation, [livejournal.com profile] michiexile, [livejournal.com profile] mangosteen, [livejournal.com profile] tronpublic, [livejournal.com profile] malabar, [livejournal.com profile] plymouth, [livejournal.com profile] rikibeth. Apparently this is one of the most recognizable songs I've ever included in a Lyric Game.
    I can't believe the news today
  6. Watching girls, passin' by, it ain't the latest thing
       I'm just standin' in a doorway
  7. I'm on Fire, Bruce Springsteen
    [livejournal.com profile] shoutingboy, [livejournal.com profile] mangosteen, [livejournal.com profile] hydrolagus, [livejournal.com profile] anthologie, [livejournal.com profile] malabar, [livejournal.com profile] corpsefairy, [livejournal.com profile] jeffpaulsen, [livejournal.com profile] zunger, [livejournal.com profile] rikibeth
    Hey, little girl, is your daddy home?
  8. Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen, looking for a cover artist
    [livejournal.com profile] shoutingboy, [livejournal.com profile] 3diff, [livejournal.com profile] tronpublic, [livejournal.com profile] rikibeth
    In the day we sweat it out in the streets of a runaway american dream
  9. The Waiting, Tom Petty
    [livejournal.com profile] shoutingboy
    Oh, Baby, don't it feel like heaven right now
  10. Hell, Squirrel Nut Zippers
    [livejournal.com profile] mangosteen, [livejournal.com profile] hydrolagus, [livejournal.com profile] 3diff, [livejournal.com profile] ratontheroad, [livejournal.com profile] ragani, [livejournal.com profile] anthologie, [livejournal.com profile] malabar, [livejournal.com profile] corpsefairy, [livejournal.com profile] jessicac, [livejournal.com profile] zunger, [livejournal.com profile] rikibeth. [livejournal.com profile] shoutingboy got partial credit for answering this one entertainingly incorrectly.
    In the afterlife, you could be headed for the serious strife
  11. Boy in the Bubble, Paul Simon
    [livejournal.com profile] shoutingboy, [livejournal.com profile] src, [livejournal.com profile] hydrolagus, [livejournal.com profile] tronpublic, [livejournal.com profile] corpsefairy
    It was a slow day, and the sun was beating
  12. Eleanor Rigby, The Beatles, still looking for a cover artist
    [livejournal.com profile] blue_estro, [livejournal.com profile] kest, [livejournal.com profile] shoutingboy, [livejournal.com profile] vvvexation, [livejournal.com profile] michiexile, [livejournal.com profile] solan_t, [livejournal.com profile] src, [livejournal.com profile] hydrolagus, [livejournal.com profile] 3diff, [livejournal.com profile] ragani, [livejournal.com profile] anthologie, [livejournal.com profile] tronpublic, [livejournal.com profile] malabar, [livejournal.com profile] corpsefairy, [livejournal.com profile] jessicac, [livejournal.com profile] zunger, [livejournal.com profile] plymouth, [livejournal.com profile] rikibeth. Seriously, people in the Second World learn these lyrics before they're born, too! Although the title of the song is in the first line, which probably helps.
    Eleanor Rigby picks up the rice in the church where a wedding has been
  13. Blinded by the Light, Bruce Springsteen, although I was looking for the Mannfred Mann cover.
    [livejournal.com profile] src, [livejournal.com profile] tronpublic, [livejournal.com profile] jeffpaulsen, [livejournal.com profile] rikibeth
    Madman drummers bummers and Indians in the summer with a teenage diplomat
  14. Hold on Tight, ELO
    [livejournal.com profile] mangosteen, [livejournal.com profile] src, [livejournal.com profile] 3diff. Another song with the title in the first line, but apparently fewer people remember it than I expected.
    Hold on tight to your dream
  15. Fever, no one has provided the original artist or the cover artist I have in mind yet
    [livejournal.com profile] vvvexation, [livejournal.com profile] src, [livejournal.com profile] malabar. The most misidentified song on the list.
    Never know how much i love you
  16. Rich Girl, Hall and Oates, looking for a cover artist
    [livejournal.com profile] src, [livejournal.com profile] tronpublic, [livejournal.com profile] malabar, [livejournal.com profile] jeffpaulsen
    You're a rich girl, and you've gone too far
  17. The night I laid my eyes on you
       Felt everything around me move
  18. I've got a bad boy and that's alright with me
       His dirty laundry's nothing that I can't keep clean
  19. The daylight, cried for a cure
       I will wake over you
  20. Hold your breath, make a wish, count to three
       Come with me, and you'll be, in a world of pure imagination

The scores so far:
[livejournal.com profile] shoutingboy - well done!
[livejournal.com profile] tronpublic - very good runner up
[livejournal.com profile] rikibeth
[livejournal.com profile] corpsefairy
[livejournal.com profile] malabar
5[livejournal.com profile] src
5[livejournal.com profile] hydrolagus
5[livejournal.com profile] mangosteen
4[livejournal.com profile] 3diff
[livejournal.com profile] vvvexation
[livejournal.com profile] ragani
[livejournal.com profile] jeffpaulsen
[livejournal.com profile] anthologie
[livejournal.com profile] zunger
2[livejournal.com profile] michiexile
2[livejournal.com profile] blue_estro
2[livejournal.com profile] kest
2[livejournal.com profile] plymouth
[livejournal.com profile] jessicac
[livejournal.com profile] melissa_actress, but it's a very well-deserved point!
1[livejournal.com profile] solan_t
1[livejournal.com profile] ratontheroad

Date: 2010-07-10 09:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] plymouth.livejournal.com
Actually I think I heard Eleanor Rigby for the first time in the past year. I bought a used iPod which came with a bunch of music on it already and I've been listening to a bunch of Beatles on the theory that I should try it. Mostly I don't like it though.

Date: 2010-07-10 09:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] michiexile
You have me down, somehow, as identifying #2, which surprises me since I've never heard that song. You also left me out of #12, where I got the title and original artist right if not the cover artist.

Peggy Lee didn't sing the first version of Fever, but she's the one who added several of the verses to the current standard. I'm going to disqualify myself from this particular artist, however, not being able to withstand the temptation of Wikipedia to check the facts.

Date: 2010-07-10 09:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xthread.livejournal.com
Whups, autocompletion error while I was working on the spreadsheet.

Date: 2010-07-10 10:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xthread.livejournal.com
oh, and yes, the article on Peggy Lee is fascinating

Date: 2010-07-10 10:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tronpublic.livejournal.com
I keep mentally tacking "oh boy" to the end of "I can't believe the news today" - making a very strange U2/Beatles mashup.

Date: 2010-07-10 10:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xthread.livejournal.com
Yow. Weirdness. Total and complete weirdness.


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