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Morning Fun, Version II: I Can Name That Song in Seven Words

Well, it's not much of an extravaganza, is it? I was going to have a catered affair with chocolate fountains and scantily clad bar wenches pouring Guinness, but what will all the snow, I had to cancel. Sorry.

Instead, I'll opt for playing the party games without all that trouble of actually throwing a party.

Today's game is more or less a continuation of the extremely popular (600+ comments) seven word game. The idea comes from reader Rob, who suggested that we play the same game, but extend to other categories. Sort of like twenty questions, but with seven instead of....twenty questions.

Instead of movies, we're going to do songs. Without using ANY of the lyrics in order (so words in the lyrics are ok, just don't exactly quote the lyrics).

Example: Man goes far away, woman decorates trees.

Which would be Tie A Yellow Ribbon. Now that I've got that horrid song stuck in your head, you may commence playing.

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Comments

English guys play jazz. Hipsters don't like.

FJ - That happens to be my favourite song of all times. Knopfler rocks!

Man convicted of murder, sister did it.

Depressed Father hates driving home from work.

Alternate:

What the hell is a Scottish Loch?

Kid kills himself in front of classmates.

What the hell is a Scottish Loch?

Police, Synchronicity II

Kid kills himself in front of classmates.

Pearl Jam, Jeremy

Kid moves to LA. Becomes a dirtbag.

Handicapped kid whomps others at ball game.

Young boys are aroused by their instructor.

Shawn
The Who ( I think) - Song about the Deaf Dumb and Bling Kid sure plays a mean pinball. I don't know the name, but I still get the points because of the "song written before I was born so I shouldn't even know it existed"

Farmer
Hot for Teacher

mine
"You're so special, I don't belong here."

Farmer - is "kid moves to LA..." Welcome to the Jungle? Because int he video that's kind of what happens.

You got it, Shank. Endzone celebration time.

"You're so special, I don't belong here."

Eh, too much like the lyrics.

Shank - yup.

Celebrate armageddon in an orgy of hedonism.

Male chicken avoids getting shot in 'Nam.

hey - I don't drink coffee okay? My creativity wanes until about lunchtime.

Lets see....

"Proud women of the 'hood, fear not."

Lad kills prom date. Digs her up.

Celebrate armageddon in an orgy of hedonism.

It's the end of the world as we know it?

"Male chicken avoids getting shot in 'Nam."

- Roster(?) by Alice in Chains


Celebrate armageddon in an orgy of hedonism.

It's the end of the world as we know it?

Good guess, but no. Try again.

Lad kills prom date. Digs her up.

Excitable Boy, Warren Zevon

Group of Asian men devours the sea.

Guy lies to get laid. Regrets it.

Germ. Yes.

Seventeen bucks to get my dick back

"Male chicken avoids getting shot in 'Nam."
- Roster(?) by Alice in Chains

Or possibly "I don't wanna get drafted" by Frank Zappa.

Group of Asian men devours the sea.

Not sure, but I immediately thought of the book Five Chinese Brothers.

Seventeen bucks to get my dick back

Detachable Penis.

FJ, I'm not sure that's a song but rather a succinct comment on my younder years.

Celebrate armageddon in an orgy of hedonism.

Prince, "1999."

Not sure, but I immediately thought of the book Five Chinese Brothers.

Hah. That gave it away. Seven Chinese Brothers - REM.

Damn, you're fast 'chele.

Prince, "1999."

Bingo.

So very close, Michele.

FJ, I'm not sure that's a song but rather a succinct comment on my younder years.

Many peoples, I'm sure. Which might explain why the song is so popular.

Driving Instrumentation Illuminates Young Girl's Untouched Vagina.

Sharp - that's the same as mine.

Driving Instrumentation Illuminates Young Girl's Untouched Vagina.

Paradise By The Dashboard Light - Meatloaf

Weird, I was working on that one myself...

Guy compares self to avian, eschews development.

My day wouldn't have been complete unless I used the word "vagina". Sorry.

Son whoops Pa's ass for humiliating him.

Despite promises, new order recapitulates previous regime.

Skillzy "A boy named Sue"

Kid is human torso, cries about it.

Boastful youngster moves west. Yachts and floozies.

Farmer Joe: Won't Get Fooled Again, The Who

I am depressed, like a Beach Boy.

Farmer Joe: Won't Get Fooled Again, The Who

Correct.

Her fearful, plaintive cry; bravely, sadly unheeded.

Flour, eggs, butter...damn it! I forgot!

Son inherits father's putting career before family.

Bowie's spaceman returns, euro techno pop style.

Man laments lack of heavy anti-tank ordnance.

You can get pregnant from oral sex?

Son inherits father's putting career before family.

Bowie's spaceman returns, euro techno pop style.

Chapin, Cats in the Cradle
Peter Schilling, I think - Major Tom

What the deuce? Gambling is a sin!

Farmer Joe: Freebird, Lynnrd Skynnrd, and Brian Wilson, Barenaked Ladies.

michele: MacArthur Park, Jimmy Webb

Discouraged: upwind expectoration, interference with heroes' costumes.

Discouraged: payment for transportation prior to arrival.

Size of human females varies; possibly hereditary?

Five wussies declare their toughness. Yeah, right.

Truant sees Cubs-trashes depressed buddies car

Make like a frenzied pooch ludwig b.-

sorry my last question belonged in movies

Doomed, those who do not remember history.

Teacher assaulted! Entranced teen osculates. promises more!

"Doom!" minister proclaims; I toss my hair

(Extra point for naming album?)

Hint for "Man convicted of murder, sister did it.":

Was hit for two different TV-sitcom moms.

LDH: The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia

Vickie Lawrence is one, Reba is the other

Guy kills bird; all hell breaks loose

Teacher assaulted! Entranced teen osculates. promises more!

Don't stand so close to me?

Make like a frenzied pooch ludwig b.

Roll over, Beethoven.

Discouraged: upwind expectoration, interference with heroes' costumes.

That Jim Croce song....

Mikey
Hangin tough - NKOTB.

"Murder witness maintains silence out of fear."

Not impressed with any of television's programming.

I've gone all catatonic before the show.

I have difficulty obeying the speed limit.

I hate you, Mr. recording industry man.

I swear, she's using technology against me.

When I say NO, I mean it.

Dammit, which one should I go with?

Total nonsense about women being really sweet.

Italian Denomination leads to slutty teenage behavior.

The color of this vessel means happiness.

"I could use a little more cowbell."

"Listen to my twenty minute drum solo."

Man leaves girl. Southerners hold up lighters.

Man contemplates self after disabling grenade attack

Man steals parts, assembles a unique vehicle

Man gives useless poker advice and dies

careylenn: score!

How about:

Couple kill her husband and dismember corpse.

Man steals parts, assembles a unique vehicle

Johnny Cash--I think it's "One Piece at a Time?"

Kid is human torso, cries about it.

Man contemplates self after disabling grenade attack

Metallica, "One?"

Man charged with two murders admits one

Young girls's date warns mother, threatens father

Child asks parent questions; parent causes neuroses

Can't escape fate. Rock and roll surrender.

Friends scream, blown away at geometry risk.

Party girl's a star, not awaiting bus.

(These are the same three as before, all on the same album.)

Not impressed with any of television's programming

springsteen, "57 Channels"

I've gone all catatonic before the show.

Pink Floyd, "Comfortably Numb"

I have difficulty obeying the speed limit

Sammy Hagar, "I Can't Drive 55," and I'm going to kill you, Keith, for reminding me of that crappy song.

I hate you, Mr. recording industry man

This could be several songs, but I'll guess Pink Floyd again, "Have a Cigar."

I swear, she's using technology against me

Thomas Dolby, "She Blinded Me with Science."

Dammit, which one should I go with?

Mary MacGregor, "Torn Between Two Lovers." That's another gag-me, Keith!

ilyka, yes and yes.

Man brags about his propensity to mislead

Keith "Not impressed with any of television's programming." - Weird Al's "Can't Watch This" (et al.), or Bruce Springstein's "57 Channels"

"I've gone all catatonic before the show." Pink Floyd, Comfortably Numb

"I have difficulty obeying the speed limit." Sammy Hagar, I Can't drive 55.

--

Oral sex with unattractive woman remembered occasionally

Parents exhorted: coddle daughers; sons go hang.

Narcisistic celebrities equates selves with entire planet.

Decapitated mercenary leaves for Biafra (not Jello).

Pretty blond chanteusse refuses to give up.

Most overused track for movie score -- ever.

Date ends in tragedy; man awaits death

Woman slept in grove; husband killed, decapitated

Hmm,

Narcisistic celebrities equates selves with entire planet. We are the World

Johnny Catbird: Man charged with two murders admits one

So, who did shoot his deputy?

Jeff Raglin: Narcisistic celebrities equates selves with entire planet.

We are the world, damn you!

Hint: this one is from an 80's hairband:

Serial Killer lures children to their death.

I'll post a url to lyrics after lunch.

A few more,

Girls with big asses rock his world.

Fat Chicks, Turn it up to eleven.

He likes a badonkadonk, no Fonda please

Flour, eggs, butter...damn it! I forgot!

I'm hearing Macarthur Park, melting softly in the dark

dead bird spells doom without wafers

Most overused track for movie score -- ever. the Blue Danube Waltz? Romeo and Juliet? what?

---

Tommy and Gina are barely scraping by.

I treated you like shit. You left.

Obsessed with a picture of a girl.

Saying "I Love You" without saying anything.

finally, i got one:

Fat Chicks, Turn it up to eleven.
Spinal Tap - Big Bottoms

Oral sex with unattractive woman remembered occasionally

Chelsea Hotel No 2, but Janis was fucking hot

Tommy and Gina are barely scraping by.

Bon Jovi, "Livin' on a Prayer."

Obsessed with a picture of a girl.

The who, "Pictures of Lily."

Saying "I Love You" without saying anything.

Just a guess: Extreme, "More Than Words?"

Just a guess: Extreme, "More Than Words?"

If it's Mikey, it must be Extreme.

Saying "I Love You" without saying anything.

Jim Croce, "I’ll have to say I love you in a song"

Woman desires to continue living, last minute.

Stain on notebook reminds man of ex.

Persistent, devoted tracking pledged if girl walks.

i'm so transparent... so what if it was Extreme? hair bands rule!

keeping that in mind, the answer for "Obsessed with a picture of a girl." given was incorrect. well, it wasn't the song i was thinking of, anyways. think hair bands!

OK, one more, and I've gotta do some work.

I want you so bad, I'm dizzy.

think hair bands!

Oh DUH. Def Leppard, "Photograph."

Hint: this one is from an 80's hairband:

Serial Killer lures children to their death.

I'll post a url to lyrics after lunch.

http://www.seeklyrics.com/lyrics/Twisted-Sister/A-Captain-Howdy.html

Stain on notebook reminds man of ex.

Squeeze, Black Coffee in Bed

Man laments lack of heavy anti-tank ordnance. - Bruce Cockburn, If I had a rocket launcher

Man gives useless poker advice and dies - Kenny Rogers, The Gambler

Now:

Greedy people attack neighbors; find an aphorism.

Reconstructive dental surgery is requested for holiday.

Hippie has flat tire, survives redneck bar.

And how about a whole bunch at once: Too loud, three chords, full of angst.

Squeeze, Black Coffee in Bed

That's right--forgot you were a Squeeze fan. Others are from roughly same era and genre, because I Am Old.

Hippie has flat tire, survives redneck bar.

Uneasy Rider?

Whoa...flashback.

Reconstructive dental surgery is requested for holiday.

All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth.

I know the song about the hippie and the redneck bar, but I will be damned if I can recall the title, or the artist. I need more coffee.

1. soybean oil, whole eggs, vinegar, water, salt

2. pathway for malfunctioning visions of the night

3. directly below a structure made for cars

4. my gardner doesn't need me for light

my gardner doesn't need me for light

For some reason the first thing that came to mind was Jesus Doesn't Want Me For A Sunbeam.

soybean oil, whole eggs, vinegar, water, salt

Mayonaise!! Very clever.

Reconstructive dental surgery is requested for holiday.

All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth.

Bath toy, peanuts character defy interstate law.

Greetings! This call originates from Austria's capital!

Bible fails to prevent duel over woman.

Another version of "Couple kill her husband and dismember corpse." as a hint:

Equipment list - baggies, gun, pickaxe, scissors, shovel

Hippie has flat tire, survives redneck bar. - Lynyrd Skynyrd, "Gimme Three Steps"

mikey: not quite what I was thinking, but along those lines.

oh, and:

Like a pyromaniac, I admit causing trouble.

"Decapitated mercenary leaves for Biafra (not Jello)."

Warren Zevon - Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner

I want you so bad, I'm dizzy - Uranium 235, "You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)"

Bath toy, peanuts character defy interstate law

"Convoy," by whoever it's by.

C.W. McCall did "Convoy".

And here I'd always thought it was "Big Ben", not "Pig Pen" (dernded AM radios, anyhoo...)

"Bath toy, peanuts character defy interstate law." - Convoy? Egad - was that really a hit song??

Outstanding beef product in best place ever.

I want you, on fast pavement, forever.

Pretty nice out here today, ain't it?

Outstanding beef product in best place ever.

You do not want to know the title I made up for that one.

"Outstanding beef product in best place ever." - Cheeseburger in Paradise by Jimmy Buffett.

I want you, on fast pavement, forever.

Tom Cochrane - Life is a Highway?

Greetings! This call originates from Austria's capital!

Vienna Calling, Falco

"Bible fails to prevent duel over woman." - Beatles, "Rocky Racoon"?

Allow things to continue as they are.

"directly below a structure made for cars" - Red Hot Chili Peppers, "Under the Bridge"?

I'm training myself to leave the ground.

Many things are occurring at this moment.

The lacrimal ducts have ceased to function.

I'm training myself to leave the ground. - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, "Learning to Fly"

Many things are occurring at this moment. - Van Halen, "Right Now"

A food additive used to retain moisture.

Guilty on one count of Murder 1.

(Actually, that's probably the wrong charge - not Murder 1.)

Illicit substance promises to tell the truth.

Ten minute denouement climaxed by Oedipal Complex.

Domestic tedium alleviated through magic of pharmaceuticals.

I intend to purchase amenities as gifts.

High school sweethearts' courtship, marriage, divorce; wave.

Seminal American fiction character 100 years later.

Tragic fall of Elvis prompted by gewgaw.

Domestic tedium alleviated through magic of pharmaceuticals.

Flying Blind - Smokescreen?

If so, cool story - my wife grew up/went to school with those guys.

Crap! Stupid missing slash!

Armageddon maybe not inevitable; childrearing instinct cited.

Facial hair apparently required for forensic work.

I must redecorate surroundings in goth-friendly manner.

Hmm, Jeff R's Bible fails to prevent duel over woman. Rocky Racoon - The Beetles

Recap;

Decapitated mercenary leaves for Biafra (not Jello). Warren Zevon - Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner, LDH

Pretty blond chanteusse refuses to give up. - ???

Girls with big asses rock his world. - ???

Fat Chicks, Turn it up to eleven. Spinal Tap - Big Bottoms, mikey

He likes a badonkadonk, no Fonda please. - ???

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

New One's;

Charlie Brown's Nemesis, airborne with crystalline carbon.

An unhealthy obsession with breathing and voyerism.

Young, pretty, she makes his motor run.

"Allow things to continue as they are." - Rush, Time Stand Still?

"Domestic tedium alleviated through magic of pharmaceuticals." - Rolling Stones, Mother's Little Helper

"Charlie Brown's Nemesis, airborne with crystalline carbon." - Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds

You have no quality I find palatable.

Thank you for visiting our tropical forest.

Invitation to season with white crystalline carbohydrate.

You have no quality I find palatable.

I Hate Everything About You.

An unhealthy obsession with breathing and voyerism.

Every Breath You Take

Armageddon maybe not inevitable; childrearing instinct cited.

That songs with "the children are the future"

Please reciprocate my desire for your affections.

Twenty six years ago life was different.

All is Chinese mysticism - the King lives!

<>

Fat Bottomed Girls by Queen (??)

Sorry, that should have read "Girls with big asses rock his world"

and my guess was Fat Bottomed Girls by Queen

Twenty six years ago life was different.

Tell me that's not Summer of '69.

Modean:

Girls with big asses rock his world. -
Queen, "Fat Bottomed Girls"

He likes a badonkadonk, no Fonda please.
Sir Mix-a-Lot, "Baby Got Back"

[I got the Spinal Tap one too]

Tale of a mass martial arts riot.

"Domestic tedium alleviated through magic of pharmaceuticals." - Rolling Stones, Mother's Little Helper

Right, Matt.

Seminal American fiction character 100 years later. "Tom Sawyer," Rush?

Armageddon maybe not inevitable; childrearing instinct cited. That Zager and Evans song "In the Year 5555," or whatever the hell it's called?

Let's make out; I've got a flight.

"Tale of a mass martial arts riot." - Carl Douglas, Kung Fu Fighting

Stop talking to me and put out!

"Invitation to season with white crystalline carbohydrate." - Def Leppard, "Pour Some Sugar On Me"?

Your Kung Fu is strong, Matt. (Unfortunately, your Time Stand Still is not.)

Mark: Tom Sawyer is right.

"Let's make out; I've got a flight." - John Denver's eerily prescient Leaving on a Jet Plane

Right, LDH. Had to include some of Michele's faves, and I couldn't make Hotel California work.

soybean oil, whole eggs, vinegar, water, salt
michele got this one right -- mayonaise by smashing pumpkins
pathway for malfunctioning visions of the night
i'm surprised nobody has gotten this one yet.
directly below a structure made for cars
LDH scores! under the bridge by red hot chili peppers
my gardner doesn't need me for light
despite my typo (should have been gardener), michele picked up on this nirvana version of a vaselines' tune -- jesus doesn't want me for a sunbeam.

and i'll add a couple others to the one left unguessed... some easy, some less so.

see mirror prior to asserting your position

childhood song freed from the illusions given

Gibberish with a decent intro and solo.

"Crap! Stupid missing slash!" - that a capella Guns 'N Roses song?

Gibberish with a decent intro and solo.

Stairway to Heaven.

But of course. (Took you long enough.)

Oh - that's not a song, that's a nod to Michele.

"pathway for malfunctioning visions of the night" - Green Day, Boulevard of Broken Dreams

Michele and Mark on "Armageddon maybe not...": nyet and nyet.

--
City's changed name of local interest only.

Might I suggest inebrieation followed by copulation?

A weekend day will suffice for combat.

"Crap! Stupid missing slash!" - that a capella Guns 'N Roses song?

Are you mocking me, Matt, or did you really think my lamentation on my sloppy markup was supposed to be a song?

Keiran - not Summer of '69 (hives breaking out just thinking about that) - you're off by 10 . . .

She's armed, pissed, poppa soon dirt surfing.

"Might I suggest inebrieation followed by copulation?" - Why Don't We Get Drunk and Screww, Jimmy Buffett

"Thank you for visiting our tropical forest." - Guns n'Roses, "Welcome to the Jungle"?

and I'm still waiting for someone to get my last one --

first version: Couple kill her husband and dismember corpse.

second version: Equipment list - baggies, gun, pickaxe, scissors, shovel

(no more hints, either -- come on, people...)

"Might I suggest inebrieation followed by copulation?" - Jimmy Buffett, Why Don't We Get Drunk

"A weekend day will suffice for combat." - Elton John, Saturday Night's All Right For Fighting?

Keiran: Neither! No mocking intended, sorry if it came across that way. Just a lame joke.

"A weekend day will suffice for combat" - Saturday Night's Alright for Fightin' - Elton John

And apologies for the extra "w" above . . .

City's changed name of local interest only.

Istanbul!

getting drunk, forgetting where you put things.
/easy one:-)

Right, LDH.

And... is your mystery song Goodbye Earl?

"City's changed name of local interest only." - gotta figure this for They Might Be Giants, "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)"

She's armed, pissed, poppa soon dirt surfing.

Janie's Got a Gun?

Keiran - nope, not Goodbye Earl (okay, one more hint -- if you absolutely have to, Google the equipment list with the addition of the word "lyrics"...)

Millie and Billie, huh? I'd feel worse about not getting that one if I'd heard it anytime in, say, the last 10 years or so...

"Armageddon maybe not inevitable; childrearing instinct cited."

Russians by Sting.

Lonely musician sings of gardening, sleeping, carpentry.

Drunk blows away peer, does hard time.

Traversing a thoroughfare heading toward the netherworld.

Summery day in a grassy recreational area.

Bad weather? Count on me like always.

Making sibilant noises in any unlit place.

"Summery day in a grassy recreational area." - Saturday in the Park, Chicago

Keiran, "Whispers In The Dark Lyrics" by Indecent Obsession?

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Recap the old ones;

Pretty blond chanteusse refuses to give up. - ???

Young, pretty, she makes his motor run. - ????

And a few new ones;

Cheaper than the NaCL from lacrimal secretions.

Funky feelings caused by tiny short skirts.

Institutions of eductation close for three months.

Expensive poly dolly loves like no other.

Sorry,

I should have noted that I was guessing at Making sibilant noises in any unlit place. "Whispers In The Dark Lyrics" by Indecent Obsession?

Making sibilant noises in any unlit place. "Whispers In The Dark Lyrics" by Indecent Obsession?

Sorry, wrong sibilant noise.

Institutions of eductation close for three months.

School's Out - Alice Cooper

Young, pretty, she makes his motor run.

Maybe She Drives me Crazy?

I guess I'll recap also:

"I could use a little more cowbell." - ??

"Listen to my twenty minute drum solo." - ??

Man leaves girl. Southerners hold up lighters. - ??

Like a pyromaniac, I admit causing trouble. - ??
Young girls's date warns mother, threatens father - ??

Child asks parent questions; parent causes neuroses - ??

Man brags about his propensity to mislead - ??

Most overused track for movie score -- ever. - ??

Date ends in tragedy; man awaits death - ??

Woman slept in grove; husband killed, decapitated - ??

And a few new ones:

Child grows up, loses magical mythical playmate

Twenty years of rock and roll history

You bump into the Lord of Darkness

Singer is an addict, like his father

Institutions of eductation close for three months. - Alice Cooper, "School's Out"

"Listen to my twenty minute drum solo." - Inna Godda Da Vidda (sp?)

Man leaves girl. Southerners hold up lighters. - Freebird, Lynard Skynard

Emulate citizens of an ancient Mediterranean civilization.

Time's passing; it's looking like cold weather.

Is this flicker going to last forever?

1. Doomed, those who do not remember history.
1a. Can't escape fate. Rock and roll surrender.
1b. Mid-calf boots memorialize victor but not appropriate.

2. Teacher assaulted! Entranced teen osculates. promises more!
2a. Friends scream, blown away at geometry risk.
2b. I dream of the blushing petrified teacher.

3. "Doom!" minister proclaims; I toss my hair.
3a. Party girl's a star, not awaiting bus.
3b. Baby rocks until daytime, right or wrong.

Three songs, one album. Hint: Rhyme scheme.

"I could use a little more cowbell."

Explore the studio space, Gene!

Child grows up, loses magical mythical playmate

Are you a pothead, Focker?

Emulate citizens of an ancient Mediterranean civilization.

Time's passing; it's looking like cold weather.

Is this flicker going to last forever?

All Bangles songs: Walk Like An Egyptian, Hazy Shade of Winter, Eternal Flame.

I hated that band.

"Emulate citizens of an ancient Mediterranean civilization." - Walk Like an Egyptian, The Bangles.

Originally caucasian, now I look like Ichiro.

Three songs, one album

I have no idea, but you are nothing if not a model of persistence.

All Bangles songs: Walk Like An Egyptian, Hazy Shade of Winter, Eternal Flame. I hated that band.

Yeah, but you recognize! You gotta recognize!

I tanked singing sappy. Angry, I'm successful.

I am hiding one of my extremities.

Is your new girl nasty like me?

(I apologize in advance to all posters who will scream in agony.)

Recapsville:
Discouraged: payment for transportation prior to arrival.

Size of human females varies; possibly hereditary?.

Parents exhorted: coddle daughers; sons go hang.

Facial hair apparently required for forensic work.

I must redecorate surroundings in goth-friendly manner.

--
new ones
--
Girl's happiness not dependent on vehicle, actually.

I eschew labor and recreation, preferring percussion.

Age of combat fatalities compared between wars.

NOOOOOOOO!! Not Alanis!!!!!!!!!

Sorry. I somehow got on a girl-band theme there. I will desist.

"Originally caucasian, now I look like Ichiro."

The Vapors, Turning Japanese

Thank you, Keiran - I was afraid I'd have to break out Duran Duran.

My unguessed recap:

High school sweethearts' courtship, marriage, divorce; wave.

Tragic fall of Elvis prompted by gewgaw.

A new one:

Coaxing girlfriend out before recording contract begins.

"Girl's happiness not dependent on vehicle, actually." - Beach Boys, Fun, Fun, Fun

Finally, I am a Bangles fan, and I'm ok.

ilyka -- they're stuck in my head from years ago when I accompanied my wife to aerobics classes. Disco era.

Ok, a tough one:

Being oblivious is an inherently illogical state.

Not so tough one:

When I'm older, you're gonna get it!

A girl playing studs draws face card.

A girl playing studs draws face card.

Playin' With the Queen of Hearts? Juice Newton or someobody.

Recap the old ones;

Pretty blond chanteuse refuses to give up. - (hint: She won't surrender, can't stop loving Angel.)

Young, pretty, she makes his motor run. - ???? (Nope, not "She Drives me Crazy" it's a little older than that.)

Cheaper than the NaCL from lacrimal secretions. - ???

Funky feelings caused by tiny short skirts. - ??? (hint: cute girls, short skirts, sad sad feeling)

Institutions of eductation close for three months. - School's Out, Keiran

Expensive poly dolly loves like no other. - ???

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Another new one,

Vita breva est, a final opportunity awaits.

A girl playing studs draws face card.--Playin' With the Queen of Hearts? Juice Newton or someobody.

Hint: The face card is NOT a Queen.

Driving guitar intro with harmonics; vicious fish.

"Expensive poly dolly loves like no other. "- Coin-Operated Boy, Dresden Dolls?

Did he jump?; or ... was he pushed?

Killer dies for love of Mexican maiden.

Driving guitar intro with harmonics; vicious fish.

Barracuda, Heart

Cheaper than the NaCL from lacrimal secretions.

You Ain't Worth The Salt From My Tears - Graham Parker(?)

"Expensive poly dolly loves like no other. "- Coin-Operated Boy, Dresden Dolls?

Ooo-no. Try going a bit 70's, oh and I've already used a song by them earlier.

Dammit, which one should I go with?

I thought that was "Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind" by John Sebastian.

Guy masturbates to Judy, feet leave ground.

skillzy
You Ain't Worth The Salt From My Tears - Graham Parker(?)

We have a winner - actually it was Martin Briley but hey, you got the song right!

Killer dies for love of Mexican maiden.

Town of El Paso, Marty Robbins

Killer dies for love of Mexican maiden. -- El Paso, Marty Robbins.

A really bad birthday present, love Johnny.

Stones' variation of Wrapped Around My Finger.

Recap the old ones;

Pretty blond chanteuse refuses to give up. - White Flag, Dido

Young, pretty, she makes his motor run. - ???? (Nope, not "She Drives me Crazy" it's a little older than that, think 70's)

Cheaper than the NaCL from lacrimal secretions. - Salt in my tears, skillzy

Funky feelings caused by tiny short skirts. - ??? (hint: cute girls, short skirts, sad sad feeling)

Expensive poly dolly loves like no other. - ???

Vita breva est, a final opportunity awaits. - ???

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A few new one's,

Strike a circular metal cymbal, Dinosaur King.

Requesting Sollicitors, Firearms, and a credit line.

Young lad hot for MILF, caught wanking.

Band constructs metropolis on ... well, you know. ;-)

I'm using you to get over him.

Dance as if we were mentally challenged.

Boy mentally explores options re: classmate's mother.

Those things you said? Right back atcha.

Your man wasn't, with me at least.

Strike a circular metal cymbal, Dinosaur King

Bang a Gong - T Rex

Young lad hot for MILF, caught wanking

Stacy's Mom?

Requesting Sollicitors, Firearms, and a credit line.

Lawyers, Guns and Money

Midwest girl laments hometown urbanization; Rush theme.

Please leave the King's stylish footwear alone.

Oh: all 70s references:

My unlimited minutes allow me to care.

Boy-on-boy affection becomes neighborhood scandal.

Audience encourages caucasian to channel George Clinton.

You're great. I love the ocean more.

Audience encourages caucasian to channel George Clinton.

Play That Funky Music, White Boy

Tinseltown girl leaves midwestern boy one night.

"Please leave the King's stylish footwear alone." -Blue Suede Shoes, Elvis

"My unlimited minutes allow me to care." -I just called to say "I love you", Stevie Wonder

"Boy-on-boy affection becomes neighborhood scandal." - Me and Julio, down by the schoolyard, Paul Simon

Dirt in moving air symbolizes life's meaninglessness.

Yep to "Play That Funky Music." It's actually difficult to be just obscure enough to challenge but not so obscure as to ward off any guesses.

Mick wonders if her rhythm is genetic.

Come autumn I'll be here; they won't.

Cities in New York, Germany are targetted.

Small world: unhappy wife's ride old flame.

Armageddon ardently wished for to escape oath.

Jefferson Starship title spoofs Zepplin's guitar classic.

A girl playing studs draws face card.

Hints: 1) after the festival; 2) face card is not a queen.

pathway for malfunctioning visions of the night
kudos to matt for getting Boulevard of Broken Dreams by Green Day.

still outstanding... the first i thought would be easy, the second a bit more difficult.

see mirror prior to asserting your position

childhood song freed from the illusions given

and adding a lesser known title:

boy goes to office because of t-shirt

Bad advice for fathers of little girls

Town constructed of vinyl, who did it?

Let us not be deceived another time.

My optical equipment allows me unrestricted view.

Let us not be deceived another time.

Won't Get Fooled Again--The Who

Juicy fresh fruit by commanders in chief

Tethered roadside cons moan all day long.

Iz does Oz & Louis Armstrong medley.

Tethered roadside cons moan all day long.

The Pretenders - Back on the Chain Gang

Still outstanding...

Being oblivious is an inherently illogical state. (This is a band Michele loves. Obscure, but great)

When I'm older, you're gonna get it! (Late 90's with a female singer)

I feel the most secure in automobiles.

I feel the most secure in automobiles.

Cars--Gary Numan

Tethered roadside cons moan all day long.--The Pretenders - Back on the Chain Gang

Not quite. I'm thinking of something older and more classic.

So are you thinking of the actual chain gang song? Even Google won't give me the answer.

When I picture you, I masturbate furiously.

Now what's all this about a "seven-word" game? (rimshot)

"Midwest girl laments hometown urbanization; Rush theme." - Pretenders, My City Was Gone (isn't she lamenting her hometown's suburbanization?)

"Cities in New York, Germany are targetted." - Leonard Cohen, First We Take Manhattan

"Dirt in moving air symbolizes life's meaninglessness." - Kansas, Dust In the Wind

"Juicy fresh fruit by commanders in chief" - Presidents of the United States, Peaches

"see mirror prior to asserting your position" - Eric Clapton, or CCR, or probably others, Before You Accuse Me

"Town constructed of vinyl, who did it?" - Starship, We Built This City

"My optical equipment allows me unrestricted view." - The Who, I Can See For Miles

And just because I don't want anyone to lose sleep over my unguessed ones from earlier today:

"High school sweethearts' courtship, marriage, divorce; wave" - Billy Joel, Scenes From An Italian Restaurant

"Tragic fall of Elvis prompted by gewgaw" - Warren Zevon, Porcelain Monkey

"Coaxing girlfriend out before recording contract begins." - Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)

"When I picture you, I masturbate furiously." - Divinyls, I Touch Myself

So are you thinking of the actual chain gang song? Even Google won't give me the answer.

Google?! Hey, no fair! Heh.

"The actual chain gang song?" I guess it depends on what you mean.

Chain Gang, Otis Redding

Okay, easy one.

Go away, your mom has big tits.

Steel town in PA packes it up

Okay, late getting here, but I had to go through all of them!
"Armageddon ardently wished for to escape oath" Paradise by the Dashboard Lights-Meatloaf
"Summery day in a grassy recreational area" Saturday in the Park-Chicago
"Discouraged: Upwind expectoration, interference with heroes' costumes" Don't Mess Around with Jim-Jim Croce
"Girls with big asses rock his world" Fat-Bottomed Girls-Queen OR I Like Big Butts
"Child grows up, loses magical mythical playmate" Puff the Magic Dragon
"High school sweethearts, courtship, marriage, divorce, wave" Scenes from an Italian Restaurant-Billy Joel
"Please leave the King's stylish footwear alone" Blue Suede Shoes-Elvis
"Let us not be deceived another time" Won't Get Fooled Again-The Who

Cheshirecat: Allentown-Billy Joel

Steel town in PA packes it up

Billy Joel - Allentown

Chain Gang, Otis Redding

Yes, "Chain Gang" is it. I was actually thinking of Sam Cooke. Otis used Cooke's words in a remake; verbatim words, different style. A description is here.

3 songs all with the same tune

Can someone answer what is a hedgerow?

Flying, not sure of return, don't go

Someone PLEASE guess this one! ...

Band constructs metropolis on ... well, you know. ;-)

Okay, readermom, is just being mean now. I'm going to bed.

But, her first one is probably, Twist and Shout, which tune was also copied by Richie Valens and John Mellencamp. La Bamba and R.O.C.K. in the USA?

Cleanup a few no one guessed since this afternoon;

Young, pretty, she makes his motor run.
My Sharona, the Knack (nobody got that?)
(Nope, not "She Drives me Crazy" it's a little older than that, think 70's)

Funky feelings caused by tiny short skirts.
Miniskirt Blues, Iggy Popp & the Cramps (ok, so I'm an old fart)

Expensive poly dolly loves like no other.
Billion Dollar Babies, Alice Cooper

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Of course Michele got the following:

Strike a circular metal cymbal, Dinosaur King.
Bang a Gong (T-Rex)

Requesting Sollicitors, Firearms, and a credit line.
Lawyers, Guns and Money (Warren Zevon)

Young lad hot for MILF, caught wanking.
Stacy's Mom (Fountains of Wayne)

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And a few new one's just in case anyone else up this late...

Nuclear Fission and expectations of fantastic hair.

Overrated actor misses the mark, Petroleum Jelly.

Pitching an end of conflict, who's purchasing?

Band constructs metropolis on ... well, you know. ;-)

Well, duh Clark. You mean we didn't build this city on Rock and Roll?

Thank god the starship has crashed.

Wow, Robert, if:

Nuclear Fission and expectations of fantastic hair.

is a reference to Donald Fagen's New Frontier, then I am REALLY impressed.

Can't see my girl, shitty railroad job.

Felling lucky? Only song with mormon retards.

Try to enjoy yourself in Democratic Kampuchea.

Explosions followed by an invitation to sex.

Fear any country ruled by Jerry Brown

or, in its remade version:

Fear any country ruled by Ronald Reagan.

Actually think VERY young for the 3 songs with same tune.

"Mother, I'm afraid of long-appendaged police"

"Open your peepers, gaze upward and look"

Can someone answer what is a hedgerow?

Hedgerow has GOT to be Zep's Stairway

Wish I could have been playing today, but alas, I actually have DIAL UP at work!

Clark, you are correct, of course!

Wow, Robert, if:

Nuclear Fission and expectations of fantastic hair.

is a reference to Donald Fagen's New Frontier, then I am REALLY impressed.

lol, sorry to disappoint. For Fagen's New Frontier I'd have done something like, "Cold war heats up, party in shelter!"

Clark, you are correct, of course!

It's the bustle part that I can't figure out.

Boy choir singing Stones is just ... wrong!

Greedy people attack neighbors; find an aphorism. One Tin Soldier

Big Ass Boat Sinks In November Storm

Two more from the artist in my first one...

Begining Of Nautical Twilight, She's With Me!

It'd Be Easier If We Were Telepaths...

Clark, You Can't Always Get What You Want. (Though you do get bonus points for using a song with seven words in the title...)

Big Ass Boat Sinks In November Storm

The Crash of the Edmund Fitzgerald

Boy choir singing Stones is just ... wrong!

Can't Always Get What You Want

One more:

Sex might improve my opinion of you.

Matt,

I Might Like You Better If We Slept Together (And that's the song title, not a come-on!)

1. Doomed, those who do not remember history.
1a. Can't escape fate. Rock and roll surrender.
1b. Mid-calf boots memorialize victor but not appropriate.

Waterloo

2. Teacher assaulted! Entranced teen osculates. promises more!
2a. Friends scream, blown away at geometry risk.
2b. I dream of the blushing petrified teacher.

When I Kissed the Teacher

3. "Doom!" minister proclaims; I toss my hair.
3a. Party girl's a star, not awaiting bus.
3b. Baby rocks until daytime, right or wrong.

On and On and On

Three songs, one album. Hint: Rhyme scheme.

The Name of the Game, ABBA

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This is a great (although hard) game, Michele. Thank you!

Child grows up, loses magical mythical playmate - Peter, Paul, and Mary, Puff, the Magic Dragon

Twenty years of rock and roll history - Don McLean, American Pie

Expensive poly dolly loves like no other. - Jefferson Airplane, Plastic Fantastic Lover

A girl playing studs draws face card. - is it Dylan's Lily, Rosemary, and the Jack of Hearts?

My optical equipment allows me unrestricted view. - I thought this was I can see clearly now

It'd Be Easier If We Were Telepaths... - Gordon Lightfoot, If you could read my mind

Michele is correct with Uneasy Rider by Charlie Daniels.

Ilkya got All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth.

Cybrludite is correct with One Tin Soldier by Coven.

Answering my own:

Guy masturbates to Judy, feet leave ground.

Bram Tchaichovsky, Girl of My Dreams

New ones for the morning:

Criminal partnership proposed: my intellect, your charm.

"This song is dishonest, cynical, and self-referential"

Marginal utility of troubadour compared to trepanation.

Modern technology is truly miraculous, isn't it?

Alas! My religion proscribes just about everything.

A girl playing studs draws face card. - is it Dylan's Lily, Rosemary, and the Jack of Hearts?

Yes, yes, YES!!! Thanks, wheels, for getting that one. :-)

"Criminal partnership proposed: my intellect, your charm."

Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money)" by The Pet Shop Boys?

A man, a plan, a canal, panama.