Name That Tune #16

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Results coming soon…

Here we go again!

You know how it goes: there are twenty song clips below, from twenty different songs, from twenty different artists (?). Name the song and the artist.


  1. You get 1 point if you name the song.
  2. You get 1 point if you name the artist.
  3. Therefore, you get two points if you name both.
  4. Leave your answers in comments.
  5. Your answers will be hidden from everyone but me.
  6. The contest ends on Friday, January 21st, 12:00pm EST (GMT -4). I’ll reveal the comments, and the answers, and total up the points, then.
  7. I’ll provide hints for any that haven’t been named, as of Thursday noon.
  8. The person with the most points will win a wonderful prize !

Clip Hints?
Song #1
Song #2
Song #3
Song #4
Song #5
Song #6
Song #7
Song #8
Song #9
Song #10
Song #11
Song #12
Song #13
Song #14
Song #15
Song #16 If the theme is “bands starting with J or K”, you can’t skip this one.
Song #17
Song #18 pre-Belew
Song #19
Song #20

General Hints

  • Get a couple, maybe you’ll see a pattern?

23 thoughts on “Name That Tune #16

  1. Cris

    Let me take a moment to thank you for allowing directory listings on your song quiz folders. It means I can wget the whole bunch.

  2. Cris

    I’ll go with “J/K.” And here’s my early submission, because I love the horse race. I know I can get at least four more points here.

    1. The Killers – Mr. Brightside
    Thanks for making me look this one up — I’ve heard the song on the radio, but never investigated the band.

    2. Jim Croce – Operator
    3. Jethro Tull
    5. Joe Walsh – Rocky Mountain Way
    At first I thought this was from “Pigs – Three Different Ones.” Guess those Talk Boxes all sound the same…

    6. John Coltrane
    7. John Cougar Mellencamp – Authority Song
    8. John Lennon
    9. John Prine – Angel From Montgomery
    10. Jackson Browne – Stay
    11. Joni Mitchell

    17. Kinks

    20. Johnny Cash – Hurt

  3. platosearwax

    I see no pattern…Here is what I get at first look. Will definitely be back…

    1. Killers – Mr. Brightside
    4. Katy Perry – UR So Gay (nailed this immediately because I have daughters)
    5. Joe Walsh – Rocky Mountain Way
    11. Joni Mitchell – Free Man in Paris
    13. Justin Timberlake – Sexy Back (seriously??)
    14. Kate Bush – This Woman’s Work (this is a stellar song)
    20. Johnny Cash – Hurt

  4. Paige

    I suck.

    1. —
    2. operator, jim croce
    3. locomotive breath? jethro tull (all those songs sound the same so I just guessed one)
    4. —
    5. rocky mountain way, joe walsh
    6. ?, dizzy Gillespie
    7. authority song, john mellencamp
    8. ?, john lennon?
    9. angel from montgomery, john prine
    10. the load out (and stay), Jackson browne,
    11. free man in paris, joni Mitchell
    12. ?, joy division?
    13. sexy back, Justin timberlake (emma’s new favorite song much to her parents’ chagrin)
    14. ?, jimmy Hendricks?
    15. ?, kate bush
    16. ?, Santana?
    17. ?, the kinks
    18. —
    19. boogie shoes, kc and the sunshine band
    20. hurt, Johnny cash

  5. cleek

    results so far:

    Cris : 21
    platosearwax : 14 (i’m assuming you’ve just mis-numbered one of your answers)
    Paige : 24

    will be posting hints, shortly

  6. platosearwax

    Yeah, 15 is Kate Bush and not 14.

    add 3. Jethro Tull – Thick as a Brick (second side)
    17. Kinks – Till the End of the Day
    18. King Crimson…still working on the song.

  7. Cris

    Dammit Paige! Okay, the hint suggests that #18 is King Crimson.

    Now I’m going to spend the evening listening to John Lennon, John Coltrane, and Jethro Tull. Curse you/thank you.

  8. Cris

    More song titles.
    3. Thick As A Brick. Rather near the end of the album.
    11. Free Man In Paris

    I feel this close (||) to the Lennon and Coltrane, but I don’t think I’m going to pull them out.

  9. MikeJ

    I suck this time:
    1 the killers – Mr. Brightside
    2 jim croce – operator
    3 jethro tull
    4 Katy Perry ur so gay
    5 Joe Walsh Rocky Mountain Way
    6 Coltrane Straight street?
    7 John Cougar (MellonCamp) Authority Song

    11 Joni Mitchell – Free Man in Paris
    13 Justin Timberlake – SexyBack
    17 kinks to the end of the day
    18 King Crimson
    20 Johnny Cash Hurt

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