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too many songs in my head

Updated: The new ones are marked with a bullet These are the lyrics I've guess right (I think) so far. I haven't looked at any of your answers yet. I'll add to it as I think of more. (original post here) This is much harder than it seems at first. I find myself singing almost a whole song before I can remember the title. And frankly, there are some songs on this list that I'd rather not be caught singing. My (thus far) answers below. The ones I've got so far are bolded, and I just did the song title, not the band name.
1. Suckin on chili dogs outside the Tastee-Freez Jack and Diane 2. I've done no harm, I keep to myself 3. There's a freeway runnin' through the yard Free Falling 4. I've seen a million faces and I've rocked them all - Wanted, Dead or Alive 5. Your mom threw away your best porno mag - Fight for your Right to Party 6. Can you hear them? They talk about us, telling lies, well that's no surprise - Our Lips are Sealed 7. One that won't make me nervous, wonderin what to do - I Want a Ne Drug * 8. Are you more than hot for me, or am I a page in your history (book) -Straight Up 9. I can hear you comin, I know what you're after 10. And it's true we are immune when fact is fiction and TV reality - sunday bloody sunday *11. Don't go around breaking young girls' hearts - Billie Jean 12. I've got my back against the record machine - jump 13. You take me by the heart when you take me by the hand - mickey 14. A cloud appears above your head, a beam of light comes shining down on you - I ran 15. I'm lying in the rain, but I never wave bye-bye - modern love 16. He's the one that makes ya feel alright - dr feelgood 17. Are you happy, are you satisfied, how long can you stand heat - another one bites the dust *18. I think I thought you were someone else ( I know I know this one and it's killing me) AhA! It's REM - but what song? 19. I tried my imagination but I was disturbed 20. I tell you one and one makes three - Cult of Personality. 21. I'll be stretching my mouth to let those big words come right out- big time *22. And though she will mess up your life, you want her just the same - Maneater 23. You can listen as well as you hear *24. Think of the tender things that we were working on - donít you forget 25. They gave you life and in return you gave them hell - shout 26. Knew he must've been about seventeen - I love rock n roll 27. I am the maker of rules, dealing with fools - Eye in the Sky 28. Can't get food for the king 29. Step on a crack, break your momma's back - Whip It 30. Her hair reminds me of a warn safe place where as a child I'd lie - sweet child of mine 31. You're like the sun chasing all of the rain away *32. Everyone you meet, they're jamming in the streets - Dancin' in the Streets 33. I'm not internationally known, but I'm known to rock microphone - it takes two 34. Every time I see you falling, I get down on my knees and pray new order - Bizarre love Triangle 35. We'll take your car, yes we will, we'll take your car and drive it -centerfold 36. I said to my reflection "Let's get out of this place" - tempted 37. Easy ready willing overtime 38. The five years we have had have been such good times - donít you want me *39. Didn't know how lost I was until I found you- Like a Virgin 40. People of the world today are we looking for a better way of life 41. You in that dress my thoughts I confess verge on dirty (another one I know but can't place) 42. I'm about to lose control and I think I like it - im so excited 43. Write it on a pound note, pound note - goody 2 shoes 44. We are strong, no one can tell us we're wrong - love is a battlefield (Quick, what movie does that song remind you of?) 45.Out on the road today, I saw a deadhead sticker on a Cadillac - boys of summer 46. Caught up in the action I've been looking out for you 47. An invisible man sleeping in your bed - ghostbusters 48. But somewhere sometime when you're curious, I'll be back around 49. I know her love is true but it's so damn easy makin' love to you - run to you 50. Oh mother dear we're not the fortunate ones - girls just wanna have fun 51. And incidents arose from circumstance - heat of the moment 52. You know I like my girls a little bit older 53. You always live your life never thinking of the future 54. Now we're sharing the same dreams, and our hearts can beat as one 55. She don't need a man's touch - that shiela e song 56. She'll get a hold on you, believe it - easy lover 57. You're everywhere, but you're so hard to find 58. You want your percentage, but I'm the fool paying the dues 59. No April rain, no flowers' bloom, no wedding Saturday within the month of June - I just called to say I love you??? 60. There's a skeleton chokin' on a crust of bread police - king of pain 61. With my body and soul I want you more than you'll ever know *62. I used to think maybe you loved me, now I know that it's true - walking on sunshine 63. Animals strike curious poses - when doves cry 64. Religion is a light in the fog 65. I don't know where I'm goin' but I sure know where I've been 66. If you want to find all the cops they're hanging out in the donut shop -walk like an egyptian 67. And there's a heart that's breaking down this long distance line tonight - missing you 68. I'm always workin', slavin', every day 69. Feel like I could run away, run away from this empty heart 70. Kick off your Sunday shoes - footloose 71. Daddy says she's too young, but she's old enough for me 72. He turned to me as if to say, "Hurry boy, it's waiting there for you" 73. You're not naive, you must be strong 74. Darken the city night is a wire, steam in the subway earth is afire hungry wolf 75. She had the body of a venus, Lord imagine my surprise *76. I can't help recalling how it felt to kiss and hold you tight - Always Something There to Remind Me. *77. Will you meet him on the main line or will you catch him on the rebound? - gloria 78. Watching every motion in this foolish lover's game *79. You make the sun shine brighter than Doris Day - Wake Me Up Before You Go 80. Loving would be easy if your colours were like my dream, red, gold and green - karma chameleon 81. They threw an American flag in our face 82. When I'm dancing close to her, I can smell the chemicals - she blinded me with science 83. She told me to come but I was already there - shook me all night long 84. Streetlight people, living just to find emotion - donít stop belieiving 85. It belongs to them, let's give it back - beds are burning 86. Everything you do is quite angelicate 87. Rolling like thunder under the covers that - guess that's why they call it the blues 88. I don't know what you expect staring into the TV set 89. My eyes dilate, my lips go green 90. I touch you once, I touch you twice - if you leave 91. To have you with me I would swim the seven seas 92. Crazy little woman in a one man show 93. Went the distance, now I'm back on my feet 94. Got in a little hometown jam, so they put a rifle in my hand - born in the usa 95. There is freedom within, there is freedom without - donít dream its over 96. But whatever road you choose, I'm right behind you win or lose 97. I need fifty dollars to make you holler 98. So let's sink another drink `cause it'll give me time to think - dancin with myself 99. Goddess on the mountain top - venus 100. Couldn't see how much I missed you (now I do) 101. They even bother my poor father `cause he's down with me 102. Where can I find a woman like that - jesses girl 103. Paul, I think I told you I'm a lover not a fighter 104. Mine's an ordinary life, working when it's daylight and sleeping when it's night *105. I had a whiskey on the rocks and change of a dollar for the jukebox -Rock this Town 106. Just don't ask me how I am 107. Your lights are on but you're not home - addicted to love 108. Take your passion and make it happen- flashdance 109. That little faggot he's a millionaire - money for nothing 110. I was wrong, now I find just one thing makes me forget 111. So if you're feeling low, turn up your radio 112. It's no better to be safe than sorry 113. Darlin' in my wildest dreams I never thought I'd go 114. The road is long, there are mountains in your way 115. The Salvation Army band played and the children drank lemonade - life in a northern town 116. The more you live, the faster you will die 117. I've got a secret I've been hiding under my skin 118. I love you though you hurt me so 119. Wouldn't wanna be swept away, far away from the one that I love 120. The sheik he drove his Cadillac - rock the casbah 121. She showed me the beach, gave me a peach, and pulled out the suntan lotion 122. Two silhouettes saying goodnight by the garden gate 123. Have some more chicken, have some more pie - eat it 124. I asked the doctor to take your picture so I could look at you from inside as well - turning japanese *125. Well it's all right riding around in the breeze - End of the line 126. I'm just going to keep on counting until you are mine 127. Every time you call my name, I heat up like a burnin' flame 128. This is it boys, this is war 129. I can't understand what makes a man hate another man - people are people 130. I can't sleep at night, I toss and turn 131. I know you really want to tell me goodbye 132. Food is served and you're stone cold munchin' 133. Don't let go while I'm hangin' on, `cause I been hangin' on so long 134. We can dance, everybody look at your hands - safety dance 135. know a place where we can dance the whole night away underneath electric stars 136. I know a good thing must come to an end but it's hard to take losing a friend 137. Well Superman looked up at me, he said "You rock so naturally" 138. You can say anything you like, but you can't touch the merchandise 139. You want a piece of my heart, you better start from the start -working for the weekend 140. But when the wrong word goes in the right ear, I know you been lyin' to me - one thing leads to another 141. I follow where my mind goes - love my way 142. What's your definition of dirty, baby 143. We'll leave the TV and the radio behind 144. All you sittin' in high places, the rain's gonna fall on you 145. I turn the switch and check the number, I leave it on when in bed I slumber 146. So when the night falls, my lonely heart calls 147. So you better go back to your bars, your temples, your massage parlors 148. Did you really think about it before you made the rules 149. So you think my singing's out of time, well it makes me money 150. Across the north and south to Key Largo, love for sale 151. Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty mama - kokomo (worst song every) 152. I swear that I could see forever in your eyes 153. Nothing had the chance to be good, nothing ever could 154. Take my license and all that jive 155. Well by the force of will my lungs are filled, and so I breathe 156. Dreams stay with you like a lover's voice fires the mountainside - big country 157. No huggin' no kissin' til I get a wedding ring - keep your hands to yourself (not sure if that's the name) 158. I don't worry `cause my wallet's fat 159. Sister's sighing in her sleep - our house 160. Better make it fast or else I'm gonna get pissed 161. Wish I knew what you were looking for 162. What's your price for flight - sister christian!!!! 163. I know a guy who's tough but sweet - i want candy 164. And I had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone 165. Why do I find it so hard to write the next line, oh I want the truth to be said - this much is true 166. Every time he pulls me near, I just wanna cheer - lets hear it for the boy 167. Put the needle on the record 168. Whoa no, I've got to keep on moving 169. Once upon a time there was light in my life, but now there's only love in the dark 170. I stain my sheets, I don't even know why - that violent femmes song that I can't think of the name of right now 171. There were incidents and accidents, there were hints and allegations - call me al 172. I can't get any rest, people say I'm obsessed 173. She dances like she's never danced before - maniac 174. Do your fancy dances 175. Your moves are so raw, I've got to let you know you're one of my kind - that inxs song 176. Get up, get up, get up, get up, let's make love tonight 177. But when I win your heart, I'm gonna paint it cherry red 178. All the doors I closed on time will open up again 179. Dream of better lives, the kind which never hate 180. You can feel the punishment but you can't commit the sin 181. I'm not the one to tell you what's wrong or what's right 182. He wants me, but only part of the time - voices carry 183. People don't you know, don't you know it's about time 184. You were the first, you'll be the last 185. You think you're mad, too unstable, kicking in chairs and knocking down tables - west end girls 186. Your heart's been achin' but you're too shy to say it 187. The only one who'll hang out with me is my dear Old Granddad 188. Things are going great, and they're only getting better - future's so bright 189. So you better treat her right - easy lover 190. It's time to bring this ship in to the shore and throw away the oars forever 191. We are the ones who make a brighter day, so let's start giving - we are the world 192. We could dance and party all night, and drink some cherry wine 193. Dressed up like a million-dollar trooper - puttin on the ritz 194. You've got to find a way, say what you want to say 195. Sail away with me to another world 196. I'll be your friend, I'll help you carry on - lean on me (who did this in the 80's?? 197. Welcome to the big time, you're bound to be a star 198. Yo no soy marinero, por ti sere, por ti sere, por ti sere 199. Work all day to earn his pay, so we can play all night 200. Ever since you've been leaving me, I've been wanting to cry 201. Baby baby when I look at you, I get a warm feeling inside 202. And when we hear the voices sing, the book of love will open up and let us in 203. Some of them want to abuse you, some of them want to be abused -sweet dreams *204. He's licking his lips, he's ready to win, on the hunt tonight for love at first sting - rock you like a hurricane 205. I have a picture pinned to my wall - hold me now 206. I can see a new horizon underneath the blazin' sky 207. You'll flow down her river, she'll ask and you'll give her 208. Earth below us drifting falling floating weightless - major tom 209. Ooh baby, do you know what that's worth? 210. I know when to pull you closer and I know when to let you loose 211. Let me hear your body talk - physical 212. Won't you pack your bags, we'll leave tonight 213. The beating of our hearts is the only sound 214. And if this world runs out of lovers, we'll still have each other 215. Is it so wrong to be human after all? 216. There is good and bad (mmmm-hmmm) in everyone 217. Who needs a heart when a heart can be broken?- tina turner?? *218. It's gonna take money, a whole lotta spendin' money - It's All Right (or something like that) 219. I'm not the kind of girl who gives up just like that tide is high 220. It must've been some kind of kiss, I shoulda walked away 221. You see it all around you, good lovin' gone bad 222. Ronny, Bobby, Ricky and Mike, if I like a girl, who cares who you like - definitely New Edition Back to work on the singing.


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46) "The Heat is On," Glen Frey
48) "You Might Think," The Cars
49) "Run To You," Bryan Adams
53) "Owner of a Lonely Heart," Yes
57) "Urgent," Foreigner
58) "Hold Me," Fleetwood Mac
62) "Walking on Sunshine," Katrina and the Waves
64) "What I Am," Edie Brickell and New Bohemians
65) "Here I Go Again," Whitesnake
68) "Nothing But a Good Time," Poison
69) "Shattered Dreams," Johnny Hates Jazz
71) "Seventeen," Winger
72) "Africa," Toto
75) "Dude Looks Like a Lady," Aerosmith
78) "Take My Breath Away," Berlin
81) "Allentown," Billy Joel
91) "We'll Be Together," Sting
92) "Pour some Sugar on Me," Def Leppard
96) "Forever Young," Rod Stewart
97) "Wild Thing," Tone Loc

2) Who Could it be now?

8) Straight Up

11) Billie Jean

19) Jenny 867-5309

23) In the Living Years

39) The Long Run

93) Eye of the Tiger


118) Tainted Love

8) "Straight Up"
11) "Billie Jean"
32) "All Night Long"
64) "What I Am"
128) "99 Red Balloons" (NOT "99 Luftballoons")
148) "That's Just the Way It Is"
218) "I Got My Mind Set on You"
222) Something by New Edition. "Cool It Now"? "Mr. Telephone Man," perhaps?

126) 1-2-3 - Gloria Estefan

127) Abracadabra - Steve Miller

131) Stop Draggin' My Heart Around - Tom Petty & Stevie Nicks

138) She's a Beauty - The Tubes

154) I Can't Drive 55 - Sammy Hagar

158) Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top

169) Total Eclipse of the Heart

170) Blister in the Sun

181) Burnin' for You - BOC

187) I Drink Alone - George Thorogood

190) I Can't Fight this Feeling

198) La Bamba

200) Much Too Late for Goodbye - Julian Lennon

202) Broken Wings

209) Heaven is a Place on Earth

212) Two Tickets to Paradise

213) I Think We're Alone Now

214) Nothin's Gonna Stop Us Now - Starship

218) I Got My Mind Set on You - George Harrison

221) Hold on Loosely - .38 Special

where is the original post on the songs? I feel like I arrived at a roarin party late and sober....


28) Electric Avenue - Eddie Grant
190) I Can't Fight This Feeling - REO Shitwagon
201) I Feel For You - Chaka Khan
209) Heaven is a Place on Earth - Belinda Carlisle
220) I Just Died in Your Arms - Cutting Crew
221) Hold on Loosely - 38 Special

dude, i just got busted three times. don't spring this "thinking" crap at me at work.

79)"Wake Me Up Before You Go Go" Wham
101)"It's Tricky" Run DMC
121)"Going Back To Cali" LL Cool J
132)"Bust A Move" Young MC
179) "Melt With You" Modern English
209)"Heaven Is a Place On Earth" Belinda Carlise

I owe one since I posted a repeat of Mikey (209).

137)"Jam On It" Newcleus

18) "pop song 89" R.E.M.
41) "Come On Eileen" Dexy's midnight runners
79) "wake me up before you go-go" Wham...yes embarassing
119) "Hard to Say I'm Sorry" Chicago
125) "End of the line" The Traveling Wilburys
126) "1-2-3" Gloria Estefan
135) "rythmn of the night" DeBarge
146) "I wanna dance with somebody" Whitney Houston
150) "smooth Operator" Sade
169) "Total Eclipse of the heart" Bonnie Tyler
190) "keep on lovin you" REO Speedwagon
197) "Don't mean Nothing" Richard MArx
200) "Much too late for goodbyes" Julian Lennon
202) "Broken Wings" Mr. Mister
206) St. Elmo's Fire
209) Heaven is a place on earth" Belinda Carlisle

#18) Losing my Religion -- REM!

127 Abra Cadabrah - Steve Miller Band
138 She's a Beauty - The Tubes
154 I can't drive 55 - Sammy Hagar
158 Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top
176 Sexual Healing - Marvin Gaye
187 I drink Alone - George Thorogood
190 I Can't Fight this Feeling Anymore - REO Speedwagon
199 My Baby Takes the Morning Train - Sheena Easton (God I hate it that I knew that one)
218 (I got) My Mind Set on You - George Harrison

How about line:
I was drunk the day my mom got out of prison.

"You never even called me by my name" by David Allen Coe

#2- Georgia Sattelites?? Keep your hands to yourself?

88. "Burning Down the House" Talking Heads
103. "The Girl is Mine" Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson

19. 867-5309 - Tommy Tutone
22. Invisible Touch - Phil Collins
52. I Don't Want to Lose Your Love Tonight?
78. Take My Breath Away - Heart?
106. Luka - Suzanne Vega
110. Red Red Wine?
112. Take On Me - A-Ha
113. Harden My Heart - Quarterflash
114. Love Lift Us Up Where We Belong - That guy and that woman
117. Mr. Roboto - Styx
122. Come Dancing - The Kinks
126. One, Two, Three - Gloria Estefan & the Miami Sound Machine
128. 99 Red Balloons - Nena
147. One Night in Bangkok - Murray Head
149. Cum On Feel the Noize - Quiet Riot
152. Almost Paradise
168. Break My Stride
177. Midnight Blue
180. No One Is to Blame
198. La Bamba - Los Lobos
210 Making Love Out Of Nothing At All - Air Supply
213. I Think We're Alone Now - Tiffany
216. Ebony & Ivory - Stevie Wonder & Paul McCartney

Trying to fill in some blanks -- sorry if there are any repeats:

54 - Carribean Queen
69 - Shattered Dreams
142 - I Want Your Sex
145 - MEXICAN RADIO! (love that one...)
164 - Fast Car
192 - We Donít Have to Take Our Clothes Off
215 - Oh, I can remember the video with a guy in a plaid suit on a train... aargh.

215. "Something About You" by Level 42.

As usual, you kicked my ass but I got a few you haven't gotten yet:

54. Now we’re sharing the same dreams, and our hearts can beat as one – “No more love on the run” (?)
103. Paul, I think I told you I’m a lover not a fighter – “The girl is mine” (McCartney and Michael Jackson)
119. Wouldn’t wanna be swept away, far away from the one that I love – It’s Chicago, called “After all that we’ve been through”? Can’t remember for sure
187. The only one who’ll hang out with me is my dear Old Granddad – “I drink alone” (George Thorogood)
202. And when we hear the voices sing, the book of love will open up and let us in – “Take these broken wings”? Not sure of title
212. Won’t you pack your bags, we’ll leave tonight – “Two tickets to paradise” (Eddie Money)
213. The beating of our hearts is the only sound – “I think we’re alone now” (Tommy James?)
221. You see it all around you, good lovin’ gone bad – “Hold on loosely” (38 special?)

18) Pop Song 89? - REM
19) 867-5309 - Tommy Tutone
41) Come on Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners
48) Hello(?) - The Cars
69) Shattered Dreams
72) Africa - Toto
78) Take My Breath Away - Berlin
97) Wild Thing - Tone Loc
103) Ebony & Ivory - McCartney & Jackson
110) Red, Red Wine - UB40
116) Der Kommissar
128) 99 Red Ballons - Nina
135) Rhythm of the Night - Miami Sound Machine(?)
146) Dance with Somebody - Whitney "Crack is Wack" Houston
147) One Night in Bangkok - Murray something
154) I Can't Drive 55 - Sammy Hagar
169) Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Raitt
176) Sexual Healing - Marvin Gaye
192) We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off
201) I Feel For You - Chaka Khan
209) Heaven Is A Place on Earth - Belinda Carlisle
213) I Think We're Alone Now
221) Hold On Loosely - 38 Special

If I repeat any of these, I'm sorry. Just trying to fill in some of the blanks.

44. Love is a Battlefield by Pat Benatar, but yes, it totally reminds of that horrible movie "The Legend of Billie Jean." (particularly that last scene where everything's on fire and she cuts her hair. how embarassing that I know that.)
97. Wild Thing - Tone Loc
31. "Always"? - Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam
37. "1999" - Prince
75. "Dude looks like a lady" - Aerosmith
202. "Golden Wings" - Peter Cetera
196. "Lean on Me" - Club Noveau
148. "That's just the way it is" - Bruce Hornsby
222. "Cool It Now" - New Edition

Please, someone tell me, what is number 9? I know I know that song and now it's driving me crazy!

44. We are strong, no one can tell us we're wrong - love is a battlefield (Quick, what movie does that song remind you of?)


You saw Gigli??

*18. I think I thought you were someone else ( I know I know this one and it's killing me) AhA! It's REM - but what song?

That's from one of my Top Five - Losing My Religion

"You saw Gigli?"

I saw the trailer, and that's more than anyone should ever see.

"You saw Gigli??"

Rented it as a goof to see what all the moaning was about. I thought it would just be a tedious love story between hit "persons". A Prizzi's Honor meets Chasing Amy. It was much much worse.

Shameless exploitation of a mentally disabled boy where the "tear jerking" scenes made you more angry than anything else.

Remember this was rented as a goof but our little audience reacted with hostility.


I can't believe I got number 14 wrong!

I listen to it every week in the opening credits for Knights of the Zodiac.

#164 - is by Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
#213 - The Beating of our hearts is the only sound - I think we're alone now - originally a late '60's tune.
#72. He turned to me as if to say, "Hurry boy, it's waiting there for you" - by Toto - Africa is the name of the song.
68. I'm always workin', slavin', every day
Nothing But a Good Time (Poison)

Those are the only ones that come to me that no one else has figured out.

It would be interesting to see the ages of those of us who recognize which songs. I loved the 80's music - and I'm 51 - but I wonder if I love the same stuff that someone who is 41 or 31 loves?

*18. I think I thought you were someone else ( I know I know this one and it's killing me) AhA! It's REM - but what song?

That's from one of my Top Five - Losing My Religion

Ironically, that lyric isn't from your Top Five. That lyric is from REM's "Pop Song '89"

Perhaps you should rethink your Top Five? ;)

Without checking to see if anyone else got them, I got two more (apologies if anyone else wrote them above):

195. Sail away with me to another world - Islands in the stream, Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers

198. Yo no soy marinero, por ti sere, por ti sere, por ti sere - La Bamba, Richie Valens

And in case you haven't figured it out yet, Lean on Me was done by Bill Withers

Yea, but Bill Withers did it in the 70's. Did someone remake it in the 80's?

52) Your Love - the Outfield
117) Mr. Roboto - Styx
133) (Our Love's in) Jeopardy - Greg Kihn Band

and annastazia's wrong on #37. i am 100% positive it's:

37) I Can't Go For That - Hall & Oates

Damn. I remembered this part of the song:

I thought that I heard you laughing
I thought that I heard you sing
I think I thought I saw you try

and slipped that line in there.

Oh, well. It's still on my Top Five.

Yes, someone did a remake of "Lean On Me" in the '80s, a sort of bepop remix, but I don't remember the name of the group.

I posted the current (as of this comment) list of songs we're missing in the comments of the post above.

Ooops, I think Mikey's right. I think #37 actually is Hall & Oates.
And yes, Bill Withers originally did "Lean On Me" but it was remade in the 80s by Club Noveau.