Name That Tune, #20!

It’s Over!Results, here.


Update: Hints are up for the clips that nobody has identified yet.
Update 2: A second set of hints is up for the as-of-yet unnamed songs.


On this, the third anniversary (or close enough) of the first Name That Tune, it’s time for the 20th installment. And it’s gonna be a good one. Well, it’s intended to be good. We’ll see.

And feel free to spread the word! The more contestants, the merrier. Right?

The theme this time honors the upcoming forty-first anniversary of my glorious birth. So, forty-one songs! Wow. Double-plus! And the manner in which the theme manifests in the songs should become obvious once you get into them.


Let’s get old!

Rules

  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. If you’ve never commented here before, you’ll be in moderation until I free you. Don’t worry, I’ll get to it.
  6. Your answers will be hidden from everyone but me.
  7. The contest ends on Wednesday, September 14th, my wife’s and my 15th wedding anniversary, 12:00pm my time – east coast US. I’ll reveal the comments, and the answers, and total up the points, then.
  8. I’ll provide hints for any that haven’t been named, as of Monday noon.
  9. The person with the most points will win a wonderful prize !

And here they are!

Aren’t they a fine looking bunch of links? Yessiree.

 Clip Hint Clip Hint Clip Hint Clip Hint
 Song 1 Missing this is no disgrace Song 11 Song 21 Song 31
 Song 2 Song 12 Song 22 Song 32
 Song 3 Song 13 Song 23 Song 33
 Song 4 Song 14 Song 24 Song 34 WA Emo-pop
 Song 5 Song 15 * Song 25 Song 35 Space dog tribute
 Song 6 Song 16 Song 26 Song 36 Band name recalls #1’s song name. “Yeah”
 Song 7 Song 17 Song 27 This is a little tricky Song 37 Chilly simians
 Song 8 Song 18 Song 28 Song 38
 Song 9 Song 19 Song 29 Song 39 A different guitar and drum duo. They are 5 of 12.
 Song 10 Song 20 Song 30 Song 40 I think she’s brilliant. Unemployed thespian.
 Song 41

At the end of each day I’ll post the rankings, without points, of everyone who has given answers, on the sidebar of the main page.

OK, ready?

Go!


Update (Sept 8th):
* : Clip #15 was changed Thursday AM. The original clip did not fit the theme. Apologies for any confusion.

22 thoughts on “Name That Tune, #20!

  1. Snortasprocket

    4. “The Crunge”, Led Zeppelin
    7. “Supergroovalisticprosifunkstication”, Parliament
    8. “What in the World”, David Bowie
    9. “There’s No Way Out Of Here”, David Gilmour
    10. “Don’t Do Me Like That”, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
    13. “I Have the Touch”, Peter Gabriel
    14. “Sugar Hiccup”, Cocteau Twins
    15. “Cheap Sunglasses”, ZZ Top
    17. “Superman”, R.E.M.
    18. “Hot! Hot! Hot!”, The Cure
    19. “Something Against You”, Pixies
    20. “5-Piece Chicken Dinner”, Beastie Boys
    21. “Kool Thing”, Sonic Youth
    23. “Only Shallow”, My Bloody Valentine
    25. “Lightning Crashes”, Live
    26. “More Human Than Human”, White Zombie
    28. “Semi-Charmed Life”, Third Eye Blind
    33. “I Might Be Wrong”, Radiohead
    38. “Atlas”, Battles
    41. “Fuck You”, Cee-Lo

    1. cleek

      Snortasprocket,
      FYI, i had to change #15. turns out it didn’t fit the theme, so to speak.

      you named what was there correctly, though. so i’ll use it as a tiebreaker, if you end up needing it. feel free to try the new #15, too.

      sorry about the mix-up

  2. Cris

    I figured out the theme! That helps explain why everything after #30 is a blank for me, I was way out of the music loop last decade.

    1. Cris

      I don’t mean that to be one of those snotty oldster “I don’t listen to new music” comments either. The snippets you chose illustrate that there is some pretty great music being made now (and for any year you choose).

      1
      2
      3 Eagles – Witchy Woman
      4 Led Zeppelin – The Crunge
      5
      6 Steely Dan – Black Friday
      7
      8 David Bowie – What In The World
      9 David Gilmour – There’s No Way Out of Here
      10 Tom Petty – Don’t Do Me Like That
      11
      12 Replacements – I Hate Music
      13 Peter Gabriel – I Have The Touch
      14
      15 Van Halen – Hot For Teacher
      16 Robyn Hitchcock – My Wife & My Dead Wife
      17
      18
      19
      20 Beastie Boys – 5-Piece Chicken Dinner
      21 Sonic Youth – Kool Thing
      22
      23 My Bloody Valentine – Only Shallow
      24 A Tribe Called Quest – Steve Biko
      25
      26
      27
      28 Third Eye Blind – Semi-Charmed Life
      29 Train – Meet Virginia
      30
      31
      32 Gillian Welch – Elvis Presley Blues
      33
      34
      35
      36
      37
      38
      39
      40
      41 Cee-Lo – Fuck You

  3. Dr. Squid

    3. The Eagles – Witchy Woman
    4. Led Zeppelin – The Crunge
    6. Steely Dan – Reelin’ In the Years
    9. Pink Floyd – High Hopes
    10. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Don’t Do Me Like That
    11. AC/DC – Hell’s Bells
    15. Van Halen – Hot For Teacher
    17. REM – Superman
    22. Nirvana – Breed
    25. Live – Lightning Crashes
    26. White Zombie – More Human Than Human
    28. Third Eye Blind – Semi Charmed Life
    29. Train – Meet Virginia
    41. Cee-Lo Green – Fuck You

  4. MikeJ

    eagles? witchy woman?
    led zep the crunge
    Big Star Daisy Glaze

    Bowie What in the world
    david gilmore? There’s No Way Out Of Here
    tom petty don’t do me like that

    Mats – I hate Music

    Cocteau twins sugar hiccup

    Robyn Hitchcock – my wife and my dead wife
    rem superman

    sonic youth – kool thing
    nirvana – breed
    my bloody valentine – only shallow
    tribe called quest – steve biko
    live lightning crashes?
    more human than human – white zombie

    3rd eye blind semi charmd life
    train meet virginia
    wilco she’s a jar
    Sleater-Kinney – You’re No Rock ‘n Roll Fun

    Cee Lo Fuck You

    1. MikeJ

      1 Yes? Yours is no disgrace?
      27 massive attack?
      34 DC4C
      35 Arcade Fire – Neighborhood #2 (Laika)
      36 yeah yeah yeahs?
      37 arctic monkeys I bet You look good on the Dance floor
      40 Emmylou?

  5. platosearwax

    First quick run through:

    2. Janis Joplin –
    8. David Bowie – What in the World
    10. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – Don’t Do Me Like That
    11. AC/DC – Hells Bells
    13. Peter Gabriel – I Have the Touch
    14.Cocteau Twins –
    15. Van Halen – Hot for Teacher
    16. Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians – My Wife and My Dead Wife
    17. R.E.M. – Superman
    18. The Cure – Hot Hot Hot
    21. Sonic Youth –
    22. Nirvana –
    24. A Tribe Called Quest – Steve Biko (Stir it Up)
    25. Live – Lightning Crashes
    26. White Zombie – More Human than Human
    28. Third Eye Blind – Semi-Charmed Life
    29. Train – Meet Virginia
    31. Sleater-Kinney – You’re No Rock N Roll Fun
    41. Ceelo Green – Fuck You

    Many more to come, I am sure…

  6. platosearwax

    Some More:
    3. Eagles – Witchy Woman
    4. Led Zeppelin – The Crunge
    9. David Gilmore – There’s No Way Out of Here
    12. Replacements – I Hate Music
    14. Cocteau Twins (already had that) – Sugar Hiccup
    19. Pixies – Off Surfer Rosa…shall be listening to that this evening!
    20. Beastie Boys – 5 Piece Chicken Dinner
    21. Sonic Youth (had that) – Kool Thing
    22. Nirvana (had that) – Breed

    And we keep going…

  7. snortasprocket

    More, thanks to hints.

    27. Tricky, “Christiansands” (I thought it sounded familiar)
    35. Arcade Fire, “Laika”
    37. Arctic Monkeys, “I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor”

  8. Parallel 5ths (Psychedelic Steel)

    #16 Robyn Hitchcock My Wife and My Dead Wife from fegmania! Yess!

    #27 That sounds like Damon Albarn!

    Okay, I knew fewer than half of these. Just auditing this round. When are you going to do a name that tune of songs I wrote? I’ll bet I’d kick ass at that.

  9. Comrade Kevin

    Here are a few wild guesses:

    9. David Gilmour – There’s No Way Out Of Here
    11. AC/DC – Hell’s Bells
    22. Nirvana – ?
    25. Live – Lightning Crashes ?
    26. White Zombie – More Human Than Human
    28. Third Eye Blind – Semi-Charmed Life
    31. Sleater-Kinney – You’re no Rock n’ Roll Fun
    37. Arctic Monkeys – I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
    41. Cee Lo Green – Fuck You

  10. Wag

    2 carol king (you make me feel like a) natural woman

    3 wild cherry play that funky music

    10 Tom petty don’t do me like that
     
    13 Peter Gabriel I have the touch 

    17 REM superman

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