Sunday, 20 June 2021

Snapshots #194: A Top Ten Triple Word Score Songs


Yesterday's link was pretty straightforward once you got it. Song titles that repeat the same word three times.

Answers, answers, answers...



10. The Hoover + Kelly.

The Hoover DAM + NED Kelly.

The Damned - Neat Neat Neat

9. Shabby heroin charity.

Shabby chic.

Heroin chic.

Charity Chic!

Chic - Dance Dance Dance

8. Two shots of coffee.

Two cups of Joe will have you firing like a gun.

Jo Jo Gunne - Run Run Run

7. Cadbury's make it, with an A in the middle.

Cadbury's Caramel, without the middle A...

Carmel - More More More

6. Kiss singer's sibling?

The Kiss singer is Gene Simmonds. His sibling might be his sister. Put then together and you get Gene+Sis...

Genesis - Tonight Tonight Tonight

5. Every man is guilty of all the good Liza Minelli films he didn't watch,

"Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do," is a quote from French philosopher Voltaire.

The Liza Minelli film is Cabaret.

Cabaret Voltaire - Nag Nag Nag 

4. Yoda is Dr.

Anagram!

Doris Day - Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps

3. Dodges under the special edition.

Ducks under the deluxe...

Ducks Deluxe - Please, Please, Please

2. Mr Loverman's biggest part.

Shabba was Mr. Loverman. The biggest part of Shabba is Abba.

Abba - Money Money Money

Or even

Abba - Gimme Gimme Gimme

1. Shorter byroads.

Byroads shortened becomes Byrds.


More more more next Saturday.

Saturday, 19 June 2021

Saturday Snapshots #194


Hello.

Well, that was an easy enough song title to shoe in. When We Were Young, we took Saturday mornings for granted. Nowadays, we're probably just waiting for the Skyfall. Etc. Etc.

Below are clues to ten artists, but what links their songs? Have a go, and remember to work together. Someone Like You might appreciate the help...


10. The Hoover + Kelly.

9. Shabby heroin charity.

8. Two shots of coffee.

7. Cadbury's make it, with an A in the middle.

6. Kiss singer's sibling?

5. Every man is guilty of all the good Liza Minelli films he didn't watch,

4. Yoda is Dr.

3. Dodges under the special edition.

2. Mr Loverman's biggest part.

1. Shorter byroads.


Until tomorrow morning's answers, keep chasing pavements...

Sunday, 13 June 2021

Snapshots #193: A Top Ten Ghost Story Songs

Yesterday's title photo featured Michael Keaton, who played The Ghost With The Most, Beetlejuice.

Today it's the turn of Bruce Willis who... well, spoilers, obviously. Although much as I like The Sixth Sense (and most M. Knight Shyamalan movies), that was one twist I spotted very early on. Which was a bit of a disappointment.

Still, here we go... a bit tougher than usual, though you cracked the link eventually.

A TOP TEN GHOST STORY SONGS


10. Elton Johny???

An irresistible anagram that.

John Leyton - Johnny, Remember Me

When the mist's a-rising
And the rain is falling
And the wind is blowing cold across the moor
I hear the voice of my darlin'
The girl I loved and lost a year ago

9. It's life, Superman, but not as we know it.

I may have used the combination of James T. (Jim) Kirk and Christopher 'Superman' Reeves before. After 193 of these things, a repeated clue every now and then is unavoidable...

Jim Reeves - Old Tige

A ghost dog!

8. Divine caramel.

Godly and Crème caramel.

Godley & Creme - Under Your Thumb

Then she rose up out of nowhere
and her hair was full of steam
and she stuck her head out the window
and screamed and screamed, she screamed!

7. Drinking average fortified wine is the norm.

The convention is for a fair port.

It appears these guys know quite a few ghost stories, but the one I chose was...

Fairport Convention - She Moves Through The Fair

I dreamt it last night
That my dead love came in
So softly she moved
That her feet made no din
Then she came close beside me
And this she did say
"It will not be long love
Till our wedding day"

6. A bow tie for Hazlewood.

A dicky bow for Lee Hazlewood?

Dicky Lee - Laurie (Strange Things Happen)

He did also do a version of Tell Laura I Love Her... but it's not as spine-tingling as the tune above! Wait for the twist, if you've never heard it before...

5. Potter, the man in...

Harry Potter, the chap in...

Harry Chapin - Corey's Coming

That's my favourite ghost story on this list.

4. Sounds like Smith & McLennan might be behind the JFK assassination.

Will Smith & Grant McLennan... it's a Will and Grant conspiracy!

The Willard Grant Conspiracy - The Ghost of the Girl in the Well

I did also consider The Beautiful South - Woman In The Wall, but they've featured here a lot lately.

3. Who's this? Ask Beth U.

A simple enough anagram and a photo of one of Kate's first pub performances.

Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights

Heathcliff, it's me, I'm Cathy
I've come home, I'm so cold
Let me in your window
Heathcliff, it's me, I'm Cathy
I've come home, I'm so cold
Let me in your window

Although we could have also had...

Kate Bush - Hammer Horror

Who calls me from the other side
Of the street?
And who taps me on the shoulder?
I turn around, but you're gone

2. Where Peter Gabriel gets his Merlot.

From a Red (So) Vine, of course!

Red Sovine - Phantom 309

(Also covered by Tom Waits.)

And that was the track which inspired this...

1. Stingy award for this bloke.

"Stingy award" was an anagram for...

Stan Ridgway - Camouflage


Until next week... don't have nightmares, do sleep well.

Saturday, 12 June 2021

Saturday Snapshots #193


Some discussion last week, about this quiz getting too easy. So easy, in fact, that you were all holding off on discussing the link so as not to give the game away.

This week then, the link is a little different. It's not in the title of the song. Nevertheless, there is something that links one song by each of the artists below... work out the artists and you might get the link.

It does help if you work together...


10. Elton Johny???

9. It's life, Superman, but not as we know it.

8. Divine caramel.

7. Drinking average fortified wine is the norm.

6. A bow tie for Hazlewood.

5. Potter, the man in...

4. Sounds like Smith & McLennan might be behind the JFK assassination.

3. Who's this? Ask Beth U.

2. Where Peter Gabriel gets his Merlot.

1. Stingy award for this bloke.

Keat-on guessing until I reveal the answers tomorrow morning...


Sunday, 6 June 2021

Snapshots #192: A Top Ten Wild Songs

Here comes the WILDEST Top Ten ever. Hope you got them all...


10. Simon's shampoo?

Paul Simon prefers Wella...

Paul Weller - Wildwood

9. Opening for Boy George's band.

The opening four letters of CULTure Club...

The Cult - Wild Flower

Or you could have had..

The Cult - Wild-Hearted Son

8. Amazed by tiny rapper.

The tiny rapper would be Lil Bow Wow... who makes us all go Wow!

Bow Wow Wow - Go Wild In The Country

7. Strong boned office worker.

Vitamin D gives you strong bones.

A clerk works in an office.

Dee Clark - Ride A Wild Horse

6. Sounds like a right silly.

Dwight Twilley - Wild Dogs

5. School leaders chatting.

Talking Heads - Wild Wild Life

4. Key ring.

The musical key will affect the tone of the tune... but a key also opens a lock. You can also have a ring tone.

Tone Loc - Wild Thing

(The Troggs would have been too easy.)

3. Quiz at ours.

Anagram!

Suzi Quatro - The Wild One

2. Operate on that piggy!

Iggy Pop - Real Wild Child

1. ...outside Jerry's mousehole?

Tom Waits very patiently, but Jerry is too smart to come out.

Some of the greatest lyrics ever set to vinyl...

Never could stand that dog.

More next week...


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