Your life's on the line...you have to sing 3 songs without missing a word...what are your go to songs?

BleedGopher

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Here are mine:

Mr. Wendal - Arrested Development
Should've Been a Cowboy - Toby Keith
Regulators - Warren G and Nate Dogg

Go Gophers!!
 






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As much as I love music, I'm awful with remembering lyrics, no matter how many times I've heard the song. Breaking the Plane and Nokomis have the right idea on this one. However, in the spirit of it all:
Hotel California
Margaritaville
Hey Jude (those na, na, na's would save me)
 

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Ok, fine. In the spirit of it all:

Desperadoes Under the Eaves - Warren Zevon
Mohammed's Radio - Warren Zevon
Flagpole Sitta - Harvey Danger
 






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go with the Ramones - not a lot of words to remember.

If you held a gun to my head, the three songs I would have the best chance of navigating

Thunder Road - Springsteen
Allison - Elvis Costello
Up against the Wall, Redneck Mothers - Jerry Jeff Walker (unofficial party anthem at Augsburg in the mid-70's)
 


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The Name Game-Shirley Ellis......and then I die.
( Edit. I just listened to it. I'm a liar. Can't do it.) This is way too hard.
 



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The Name Game-Shirley Ellis......and then I die.
( Edit. I just listened to it. I'm a liar. Can't do it.) This is way too hard.

Try another Shirley Ellis song: "The Nitty Gritty". Taunt your captors before you die.

"...some folks know about it, some don't
Some will learn to shout it, some won't"


Damn. Now I want to do three Shirley Ellis songs.

The Name Game
The Nitty Gritty
The Clapping Song

While Dancing Like this:
 


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Got three. I'm going to ask the abductors if I can choose the order I sing them in.

Is There Anybody Out There?- Pink Floyd
Keep That Same Old Feeling- Crusaders
Last, but not least
Inna Gadda Da Vidda- Iron Butterfly
 


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I remember when we used to make out to that Hymn.
 



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Rhinestone Cowboy / Glen Campbell
Ticket to Ride / The Beatles
Windfall / Son Volt

I tried to pull this off in the car yesterday. I knew it was really hard, especially to get every participle, verb tense and plurality.

Rhinestone Cowboy I was really confident in, as this was my go to karaoke number (fueled by beer) back in the 00's. I was doing well until the 2nd & 3rd lines of the second verse tripped me up. I was able to get it back together starting with "a subway token and a dollar tucked inside my shoe". Fail. After trying it with Glen Campbell, I attempted a reprieve with the Soul Asylum version, but no dice. 3rd time a charm with Springsteen???

Ticket to Ride is not that complicated and also makes up the other 50% of my karaoke setlist I have taken the mic for. I nailed it with the caveat that I was not exactly sure on how many "My baby don't cares" to tack on the end. I just kept going until the song faded out. May need a judges decision to avoid the veil of tears. My friends and I did bring down the house at the Red Carpet back in the early 90s after a Gophers/Huskies hockey game.

Windfall, so close. Messed up 1 word.

I tried a few others as well. Sometime to Return also by Soul Asylum I thought was a no brainer. Turns out I have been singing about 8-10 words wrong for 30+ years. Tough to keep up with Pirner.

New Madrid by Uncle Tupelo, flawless. If Tweedy ever needs me, I can cover for him. Except my voice sucks.

Makes No Sense, by Husker Du nailed this one too and tried the daily double with The Mary Tyler Moore theme. I got close, but I think their version is slightly different than the TV theme so, not quite.

Back in college I wrote a term paper on For What It's Worth by Buffalo Springfield and Ohio by CSNY, so I knew these pretty well too. FWIW, really close but no cigar. I confused "sound" with "song". Ohio, as with Ticket to Ride is tough to stick the landing. Did I pass the audition? The term paper I think got a solid B+.
 

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I obviously didn’t give this enough thought at first; here is my revised list:
Brady Bunch theme song
Gilligan’s Island theme
WKRP in Cincinnati theme ...
And if I needed a 4th: Three’s Company theme

The Brady Bunch theme jumped into my head today and I haven’t watched that show in at least 25 years. That’s some impressive staying power! (And a bit depressing to think what useful info has been shed over the years to make room for TV theme songs)
 

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I obviously didn’t give this enough thought at first; here is my revised list:
Brady Bunch theme song
Gilligan’s Island theme
WKRP in Cincinnati theme ...
And if I needed a 4th: Three’s Company theme

The Brady Bunch theme jumped into my head today and I haven’t watched that show in at least 25 years. That’s some impressive staying power! (And a bit depressing to think what useful info has been shed over the years to make room for TV theme songs)

:clap:

Go Gophers!!
 

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Back in college I wrote a term paper on For What It's Worth by Buffalo Springfield and Ohio by CSNY, so I knew these pretty well too. FWIW, really close but no cigar. I confused "sound" with "song". Ohio, as with Ticket to Ride is tough to stick the landing. Did I pass the audition? The term paper I think got a solid B+.

I would love to read a paper about Buffalo Sprinfield/CSNY songs. I only get rap interpretation papers.

I know 4 Days Gone by heart. Only song about draft dodging I have ever heard..that I know of. On the last Buffalo Springfield album.
 

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I would love to read a paper about Buffalo Sprinfield/CSNY songs. I only get rap interpretation papers.

I know 4 Days Gone by heart. Only song about draft dodging I have ever heard..that I know of. On the last Buffalo Springfield album.

I hung on to it for well over a decade, but it it did not survive after a few moves. It was for a 1960s-70s US History Class and the topic was on Art/Pop Culture connection to politics. Might have been the first one I wrote in the computer lab.

I remember listening to the songs over an over to write down the lyrics, can find them now on a 2 second google search.

Writing the paper is what really turned me on to being a NY fan. It was really cool last year to see him play the Northrop. His only electric song was when he pulled out what I think is a gretsch and blast into Ohio. Sounded fantastic. I should have thanked Uncle Neil for helping me get my diploma.


After watching the video, pretty sure it's a rickenbaker.
 
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Hell, if we could do TV theme songs, I'd live at least 24 hours...for some reason, they really stick in the memory.
 

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go with the Ramones - not a lot of words to remember.

If you held a gun to my head, the three songs I would have the best chance of navigating

Thunder Road - Springsteen
Allison - Elvis Costello
Up against the Wall, Redneck Mothers - Jerry Jeff Walker (unofficial party anthem at Augsburg in the mid-70's)
Because "Allison" is to good to forget....Glad to know you are an Elvis Costello fan
 


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hey good lookin by hank williams
king of the road by roger miller
della and the dealer by hoyt axton

a fourth that i love singing but i’d be playing with fire trying to get every word is el paso by marty robins.

also, i pity the person who has to listen.
 





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