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Lyrically Speaking - 2/12/21

#1 Post by littlebeast13 » Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:52 pm

Way back in early January, I thought I would hate myself for tacking an extra week on to this year's LSWE, given how I've struggled in past years to have games ready before the morning they were to be posted. But that really wasn't much of an issue this year at all! But now that I've evened out the odd year that was the inaugural LSWE, making this my 450th contribution to this Bored institution, I'll definitely be keeping the contest to multiples of 25 in the future. And don't expect a classic 50 game contest anytime soon!

So, here's the final installment of Player Choice Fridays, where I asked you to submit a favorite and least favorite song. Not only did you all manage to pick songs I haven't used yet this year.... but there's only one repeat artist in this game to boot! This is going to be a whopper of a point game too.... not just because there's 26 songs, but I want you to tell me whether each song was submitted as a favorite or least favorite for an extra point each! And if you think that's going to be obvious..... well, I'll warn you it's not! I was surprised by some of these choices.... but hey, everyone thinks my faves and unfaves stink too! And of course, I did add my own for each side of the coin.... and to get the full 5 points each for identifying them, you have to know whether they were my favorite or least favorite!

Before I give the lowdown on the points for this game, I'd like to thank everyone for playing this year! It was a small, but very loyal group who never ceased to surprise and entertain me this year! I look forward to doing this again in January 2022...

Alrighty then....

1 point for the title, 1 point for the artist, 1 point for identifying whether each song was a fave or not fave, 5 points each for identifying the fave and not fave songs I added to this game....


1. You could have a big dipper
Going up and down
All around the bends

2. Living easy, loving free
Season ticket on a one way ride
Asking nothing, leave me be
Taking everything in my stride

3. Pardon the way that I stare.
There's nothing else to compare.
The sight of you leaves me weak.
There are no words left to speak.

4. So please believe me
My heart is in your hands
And I'll be missing you

5. And if I can't hold you in my arms
It just wouldn't be fair

6. Working hard to get my fill
Everybody wants a thrill
Paying anything to roll the dice just one more time

7. The others were untrue
But when it came to loving you
I'd spend my whole life with you

8. Watching, I keep waiting
Still anticipating love
Never hesitating
To become the fated ones

9. Oh but, just now, you said
You literally couldn't get out of bed
That really makes me want to literally
Smack a crowbar upside your stupid head

10. Jeder war ein grosser Krieger
Hielten sich fuer Captain Kirk

11. I have always thought
That it's a crime
So I will ask you once again

12. Unsealed, on a porch
A letter sat
Then you said
I wanna leave it again

13. Toora loora toora loo rye aye
And we can sing just
Like our fathers

14. Went to a party the other night
All the ladies were treating me right
Moving my feet to the disco beat
How in the world could I keep my seat

15. Hail (Hail), what's the matter with your head, yeah
Hail (Hail), what's the matter with your mind and your sign

16. I put gloss on my lips, a man on my hips
Hold me tighter than my Dereon jeans
Acting up, drink in my cup
I could care less what you think

17. Did you ever really need somebody
And really need 'em bad
Did you ever really want somebody
The best love you ever had

18. Everybody hurts sometimes
Everybody hurts someday, ayy ayy
But everything gon' be alright
Go and raise a glass and say, ayy

19. Action speaks louder than words
And I'm a man of great experience
I know you've got another man
But I can love you better than him

20. I do believe in you
And I know you believe in me
Oh, yeah, oh, yeah

21. Oh, sugar, where've you been
Hangin' out with your male friends
Listen, somebody's gonna hurt you
The way you love to keep hurtin' me

22. Dixie, when I let you go
Thought you'd realize
That I would know, I would show

23. You, you talk about just every band
But the names you drop are second hand
I`ve heard it all before

24. Well, another crazy day
You drink the night away
And forget about everything

25. Now, here I go again I see the crystal vision
I keep my visions to myself

26. There ain't no danger we can go too far
We start believing now that we can be who we are


Which song did I submit as a favorite?

Which song did I submit as a least favorite?

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Re: Lyrically Speaking - 2/12/21

#2 Post by franktangredi » Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:36 pm

Thank you for giving me something to look forward to every morning!
Spoiler
1. SLEDGEHAMMER/PETER GABRIEL - FAVORITE

2. FAVORITE

3. CAN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF OF YOU/FRANKIE VALLI - UNFAVORITE

4. BABE/STYX - UNFAVORITE

5. PRECIOUS AND FEW/CLIMAXX - FAVORITE

6. DON'T STOP BELIEVING/JOURNEY - UNFAVORITE

7. YOU'VE MADE ME SO VERY HAPPY/BLOOD, SWEET AND TEARS - FAVORITE

8. TAKE MY BREATH AWAY - UNFAVORITE

9. WORD CRIMES/WEIRD AL YANKOVIC - HAS TO BE SOMEBODY'S FAVORITE!

10. 99 LUFBALLONS/NENE - UNFAVORITE

11. WE CAN WORK IT OUT - I bet this is somebody's UNFAVORITE because the man is telling the woman she has to see it his way

12. FAVORITE

13. COME ON, EILEEN/DEXY'S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS - UNFAVORITE

14. UNFAVORITE because nobody's favorite song could be about disco

15. COME AND GET YOUR LOVE/REDBONE - gee, somebody has the same FAVORITE as me!

16. FAVORITE

17. FAVORITE

18. UNFAVORITE

19. FAVORITE

20. FEELING STRONGER EVERY DAY/CHICAGO - UNFAVORITE

21. UNFAVORITE

22. FAVORITE

23. FOX ON THE RUN/SWEET - UNFAVORITE

24. BAKER STREET/GERRY RAFFERTY - FAVORITE

25. DREAMS/FLEETWOOD MAC - UNFAVORITE

26. GREASE/FRANKIE VALLI - UNFAVORITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"Conventionality belongs to yesterday" is such a pompous statement in the theme for a movie the moral of which is you have be like everybody else to fit in. And wtf does 'Grease is the word' mean anyway? The movie sucks, too. They ruined the play. Don't get me started!
Which song did I submit as a favorite?
#12, whatever it is
Which song did I submit as a least favorite?
6. DON'T STOP BELIEVING
Kroxquo Bonus: Name a song with artist that's just...... meh.
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Re: Lyrically Speaking - 2/12/21

#3 Post by Vandal » Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:39 pm

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1. Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel - fave
2. Highway to Hell - AC/DC - fave
3. Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Frankie Valli - fave
4. Babe - Styx - not fave
5. Precious and Few - Climax - not fave
6. Don't Stop Believing - Journey - not fave (YOURS)
7. You Make me So Very Happy - Blood/Sweat/Tears - fave
8. fave
9.Word Crimes - Weird Al - fave - YOURS
10. fave
11. We Can Work It Out - Beatles - fave
12.fave
13. Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Riders - not fave
14. fave
15. Come and Get Your Love - Redbone - fave
16. fave
17. fave
18. fave
19. fave
20. Feelin' Stronger Everyday - Chicago - fave (TBone, I bet)
21. fave
22. fave
23. Fox On The Run - Sweet - fave (Earl's)
24. Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty - not fave
25. Dreams - Fleetwood Mac - not fave (overplayed)
26. Grease - Frankie Valli - fave

Which song did I submit as a favorite? #9

Which song did I submit as a least favorite? #6

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Re: Lyrically Speaking - 2/12/21

#4 Post by ShamelessWeasel » Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:20 am

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1. Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel - LOVED
2. Highway to Hell - AC/DC - HATED
3. Can't take my eyes off of you - Franki Valli - LOVED
4. Babe - Styx - HATED
5. Precious and Few - ??? - HATED
6. Don't stop belieiving - Journey - HATED
7. You've made me so very happy - Blood Sweat & Tears - LOVED
8. Take my Breath Away - Berlin - LOVED (More Terri Nunn love)
9. Word Crimes - Weird Al - LOVED
10. 99 Luft Ballons - Nena - HATED
11. We can work it out - The Beatles - LOVED
12. Yellow Ledbetter - Pearl Jam - HATED (had to look up these words when the song came out no way anyone can understand Eddie here)
13. Come on Eileen - Dexy's midnight runners - HATED
14. Disco Duck - Rick Dees - HATED
15. Come and get your love - ??? - LOVED
16. Single Ladies - Beyonce - HATED
17. Ten Years Gone - Led Zep - LOVED
18. nope - HATED
19. Hard to Handle - Black Crowes - LOVED
20. nope - HATED
21. nope - LOVED
22. nope - LOVED
23. Fox on the Run - The Sweet - LOVED (if it is not loved then the person who submitted this is dead to me. DEAD)
24. Baker Street - ??? - HATED
25. Dreams - Fleetwood mac- HATED
26. nope - LOVED

Which song did I submit as a favorite? 8

Which song did I submit as a least favorite? 4

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Andy you're a star - The Killers (after the 5 songs that open Hot Fuss this has always stuck me as meh)

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Re: Lyrically Speaking - 2/12/21

#5 Post by PanicinDetroit » Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:48 am

Thanks for the games... excellent as always
1. You could have a big dipper
Going up and down
All around the bends
SLEDGEHAMMER - PETER GABRIEL - A FAVE

2. Living easy, loving free
Season ticket on a one way ride
Asking nothing, leave me be
Taking everything in my stride
HIGHWAY TO HELL - AC/DC - my least favorite..
The only AC/DC song that I like is Moneytalks.. Personally, I don't get why so many people like AC/DC. But individual tastes and opinions are what make the world great.

3. Pardon the way that I stare.
There's nothing else to compare.
The sight of you leaves me weak.
There are no words left to speak.
CAN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU - FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS - A FAVE

4. So please believe me
My heart is in your hands
And I'll be missing you
BABE - STYX - LEAST FAVE

5. And if I can't hold you in my arms
It just wouldn't be fair
SOMEONE'S LEAST FAVE

6. Working hard to get my fill
Everybody wants a thrill
Paying anything to roll the dice just one more time
DON'T STOP BELIEVIN' - JOURNEY - LEAST FAVE

7. The others were untrue
But when it came to loving you
I'd spend my whole life with you
SOMEONE'S FAVE

8. Watching, I keep waiting
Still anticipating love
Never hesitating
To become the fated ones
TAKE MY BREATH AWAY - BERLIN - LEAST FAVE

9. Oh but, just now, you said
You literally couldn't get out of bed
That really makes me want to literally
Smack a crowbar upside your stupid head
SOMEONE'S FAVE

10. Jeder war ein grosser Krieger
Hielten sich fuer Captain Kirk
99 LUFTBALLOONS - NENA - LEAST FAVE

11. I have always thought
That it's a crime
So I will ask you once again
WE CAN WORK IT OUT - THE BEATLES - FAVE

12. Unsealed, on a porch
A letter sat
Then you said
I wanna leave it again
YELLOW LEDBETTER - PEARL JAM - FAVE

13. Toora loora toora loo rye aye
And we can sing just
Like our fathers
COME ON EILEEN - DEXY'S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS - LEAST FAVE

14. Went to a party the other night
All the ladies were treating me right
Moving my feet to the disco beat
How in the world could I keep my seat
SOMEONE'S LEAST FAVE

15. Hail (Hail), what's the matter with your head, yeah
Hail (Hail), what's the matter with your mind and your sign
SOMEONE'S FAVE

16. I put gloss on my lips, a man on my hips
Hold me tighter than my Dereon jeans
Acting up, drink in my cup
I could care less what you think
SINGLE LADIES - BEYONCE - LEAST FAVE

17. Did you ever really need somebody
And really need 'em bad
Did you ever really want somebody
The best love you ever had
TEN YEARS GONE - LED ZEPPELIN - MY FAVE

18. Everybody hurts sometimes
Everybody hurts someday, ayy ayy
But everything gon' be alright
Go and raise a glass and say, ayy
MEMORIES - MAROON 5 - LEAST FAVE

19. Action speaks louder than words
And I'm a man of great experience
I know you've got another man
But I can love you better than him
SOMEONE'S FAVE

20. I do believe in you
And I know you believe in me
Oh, yeah, oh, yeah
FEELING STRONGER EVERY DAY - CHICAGO - FAVE

21. Oh, sugar, where've you been
Hangin' out with your male friends
Listen, somebody's gonna hurt you
The way you love to keep hurtin' me
SOMEONE'S LEAST FAVE

22. Dixie, when I let you go
Thought you'd realize
That I would know, I would show
BABY BLUE - BADFINGER - FAVE

23. You, you talk about just every band
But the names you drop are second hand
I`ve heard it all before
FOX ON THE RUN - SWEET - NOT SO SWEET.....

24. Well, another crazy day
You drink the night away
And forget about everything
BAKER STREET - GERRY RAFFERTY - FAVE

25. Now, here I go again I see the crystal vision
I keep my visions to myself
DREAMS - FLEETWOOD MAC - FAVE

26. There ain't no danger we can go too far
We start believing now that we can be who we are
GREASE - FRANKIE VALLI - FAVE


Which song did I submit as a favorite? 9

Which song did I submit as a least favorite? COME ON EILEEN

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Re: Lyrically Speaking - 2/12/21

#6 Post by kroxquo » Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:43 am

Thanks for the games. Fun as always.
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1 point for the title, 1 point for the artist, 1 point for identifying whether each song was a fave or not fave, 5 points each for identifying the fave and not fave songs I added to this game....


1. You could have a big dipper
Going up and down
All around the bends

Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel - nonfave

2. Living easy, loving free
Season ticket on a one way ride
Asking nothing, leave me be
Taking everything in my stride

3. Pardon the way that I stare.
There's nothing else to compare.
The sight of you leaves me weak.
There are no words left to speak.

Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You - Frankie Valli - fave

4. So please believe me
My heart is in your hands
And I'll be missing you

Babe - Styx - nonfave

5. And if I can't hold you in my arms
It just wouldn't be fair

Precious and Few - Firefall - nonfave

6. Working hard to get my fill
Everybody wants a thrill
Paying anything to roll the dice just one more time

Don't Stop Believing - Journey - nonfave

7. The others were untrue
But when it came to loving you
I'd spend my whole life with you

You've Made Me So Verry Happy - Blood Sweat & Tears. I sang this to my wife at our wedding - fave

8. Watching, I keep waiting
Still anticipating love
Never hesitating
To become the fated ones

9. Oh but, just now, you said
You literally couldn't get out of bed
That really makes me want to literally
Smack a crowbar upside your stupid head

10. Jeder war ein grosser Krieger
Hielten sich fuer Captain Kirk

99 Luftballoons - Nena - nonfave

11. I have always thought
That it's a crime
So I will ask you once again

We Can Work It Out - Beatles - fave

12. Unsealed, on a porch
A letter sat
Then you said
I wanna leave it again

13. Toora loora toora loo rye aye
And we can sing just
Like our fathers

Come On Eileen - Dexys Midnight Runners - fave

14. Went to a party the other night
All the ladies were treating me right
Moving my feet to the disco beat
How in the world could I keep my seat

Disco Duck - Rick Dees and His Cast of Idiots - nonfave

15. Hail (Hail), what's the matter with your head, yeah
Hail (Hail), what's the matter with your mind and your sign

Pop Life - Prince - nonfave

16. I put gloss on my lips, a man on my hips
Hold me tighter than my Dereon jeans
Acting up, drink in my cup
I could care less what you think

17. Did you ever really need somebody
And really need 'em bad
Did you ever really want somebody
The best love you ever had

18. Everybody hurts sometimes
Everybody hurts someday, ayy ayy
But everything gon' be alright
Go and raise a glass and say, ayy

19. Action speaks louder than words
And I'm a man of great experience
I know you've got another man
But I can love you better than him

20. I do believe in you
And I know you believe in me
Oh, yeah, oh, yeah

21. Oh, sugar, where've you been
Hangin' out with your male friends
Listen, somebody's gonna hurt you
The way you love to keep hurtin' me

Oh Shiela - Ready For the World - NONFAVE

22. Dixie, when I let you go
Thought you'd realize
That I would know, I would show

23. You, you talk about just every band
But the names you drop are second hand
I`ve heard it all before

24. Well, another crazy day
You drink the night away
And forget about everything

Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty - Fave. BEST SAX SOLO EVER

25. Now, here I go again I see the crystal vision
I keep my visions to myself

Dreams - Fleetwood Mac - fave

26. There ain't no danger we can go too far
We start believing now that we can be who we are

Grease - Frankie Valli - fave


Which song did I submit as a favorite? 11

Which song did I submit as a least favorite? 5

Kroxquo Bonus: Name a song with artist that's just...... meh.

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Re: Lyrically Speaking - 2/12/21

#7 Post by earendel » Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:28 pm

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3. Pardon the way that I stare.
There's nothing else to compare.
The sight of you leaves me weak.
There are no words left to speak.
CAN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF OF YOU - Little Anthony & the Imperials (non-favorite)

4. So please believe me
My heart is in your hands
And I'll be missing you
BABE - Styx (favorite)

5. And if I can't hold you in my arms
It just wouldn't be fair
PRECIOIUS AND FEW - Climax (favorite)

7. The others were untrue
But when it came to loving you
I'd spend my whole life with you
YOU'VE MADE ME SO VERY HAPPY - Blood, Sweat & Tears (favorite)

11. I have always thought
That it's a crime
So I will ask you once again
WE CAN WORK IT OUT - The Beatles (non-favorite)

Which song did I submit as a favorite?
#13, just because...

Which song did I submit as a least favorite?
#20 for no reason at all

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SUMMER BREEZE - Seals & Crofts (just never saw the appeal)
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Re: Lyrically Speaking - 2/12/21

#8 Post by SportsFan68 » Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:45 pm

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littlebeast13 wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:52 pm
Way back in early January, I thought I would hate myself for tacking an extra week on to this year's LSWE, given how I've struggled in past years to have games ready before the morning they were to be posted. But that really wasn't much of an issue this year at all! But now that I've evened out the odd year that was the inaugural LSWE, making this my 450th contribution to this Bored institution, I'll definitely be keeping the contest to multiples of 25 in the future. And don't expect a classic 50 game contest anytime soon!

So, here's the final installment of Player Choice Fridays, where I asked you to submit a favorite and least favorite song. Not only did you all manage to pick songs I haven't used yet this year.... but there's only one repeat artist in this game to boot! This is going to be a whopper of a point game too.... not just because there's 26 songs, but I want you to tell me whether each song was submitted as a favorite or least favorite for an extra point each! And if you think that's going to be obvious..... well, I'll warn you it's not! I was surprised by some of these choices.... but hey, everyone thinks my faves and unfaves stink too! And of course, I did add my own for each side of the coin.... and to get the full 5 points each for identifying them, you have to know whether they were my favorite or least favorite!

Before I give the lowdown on the points for this game, I'd like to thank everyone for playing this year! It was a small, but very loyal group who never ceased to surprise and entertain me this year! I look forward to doing this again in January 2022...

Alrighty then....

1 point for the title, 1 point for the artist, 1 point for identifying whether each song was a fave or not fave, 5 points each for identifying the fave and not fave songs I added to this game....


1. You could have a big dipper
Going up and down
All around the bends

Least favorite

2. Living easy, loving free
Season ticket on a one way ride
Asking nothing, leave me be
Taking everything in my stride

Highway to hell, ACDC. Favorite

3. Pardon the way that I stare.
There's nothing else to compare.
The sight of you leaves me weak.
There are no words left to speak.

Too good to be true, Andy Williams. Favorite

4. So please believe me
My heart is in your hands
And I'll be missing you

You know it's you, Babe, Styx. Least Favorite

5. And if I can't hold you in my arms
It just wouldn't be fair

Precious and Few, Least Favorite

6. Working hard to get my fill
Everybody wants a thrill
Paying anything to roll the dice just one more time

Don't stop believing, Journey. Least favorite.

7. The others were untrue
But when it came to loving you
I'd spend my whole life with you

You made me so very happy, Blood, Sweat, and Tears. Favorite

8. Watching, I keep waiting
Still anticipating love
Never hesitating
To become the fated ones

Take my breath away, Jessica Simpson. Least favorite.

9. Oh but, just now, you said
You literally couldn't get out of bed
That really makes me want to literally
Smack a crowbar upside your stupid head

Favorite.

10. Jeder war ein grosser Krieger
Hielten sich fuer Captain Kirk

Neun und neunzig Luftballoons, Nina. Favorite.

11. I have always thought
That it's a crime
So I will ask you once again

We can work it out, Beatles. Favorite.

12. Unsealed, on a porch
A letter sat
Then you said
I wanna leave it again

Least favorite.

13. Toora loora toora loo rye aye
And we can sing just
Like our fathers

EVERY LS. This is yours, LB. Come on Eileen, Dexy's Midnight Runners. Least favorite.

14. Went to a party the other night
All the ladies were treating me right
Moving my feet to the disco beat
How in the world could I keep my seat

Least favorite.

15. Hail (Hail), what's the matter with your head, yeah
Hail (Hail), what's the matter with your mind and your sign

Come and get your love, Redbone. Not Leon Redbone, the nutty looking guy who sang Ain't Misbehavin and made it his own, but the Native American band whose members are probably living off the royalties from this song because it's been in so many commercials. Favorite.

NB, as Doc used to say, I paired this song with this photo to get an A on a Southwest Studies Native American Economics assignment. This is the Southern Ute Indian Tribe Casino, Motel, Bowling Alley, and Convention Center.

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16. I put gloss on my lips, a man on my hips
Hold me tighter than my Dereon jeans
Acting up, drink in my cup
I could care less what you think

Put a ring on it, Beyonce. Favorite.

NB, as Doc used to say, I can't remember what I was watching, but I watched Beyonce's video of this. It was followed by some dance teacher showing how to dance the way Beyonce does. Beyonce was better than the teacher, way better.

17. Did you ever really need somebody
And really need 'em bad
Did you ever really want somebody
The best love you ever had

Least favorite.

18. Everybody hurts sometimes
Everybody hurts someday, ayy ayy
But everything gon' be alright
Go and raise a glass and say, ayy

Favorite.

19. Action speaks louder than words
And I'm a man of great experience
I know you've got another man
But I can love you better than him

Least favorite.

20. I do believe in you
And I know you believe in me
Oh, yeah, oh, yeah

Feeling stronger everyday, Chicago. Favorite.

21. Oh, sugar, where've you been
Hangin' out with your male friends
Listen, somebody's gonna hurt you
The way you love to keep hurtin' me

Least favorite.

22. Dixie, when I let you go
Thought you'd realize
That I would know, I would show

Least favorite.

23. You, you talk about just every band
But the names you drop are second hand
I`ve heard it all before

Favorite. This is you, LB.

24. Well, another crazy day
You drink the night away
And forget about everything

Baker Street, Gerry Rafferty. Favorite.

25. Now, here I go again I see the crystal vision
I keep my visions to myself

Dreams, Fleetwood Mac. Favorite.

26. There ain't no danger we can go too far
We start believing now that we can be who we are

Grease is the Word, except I think it's just Grease.

Grease, final answer, Frankie Valli. Least favorite.


Which song did I submit as a favorite? #23.

Which song did I submit as a least favorite? Come on Eileen.

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Re: Lyrically Speaking - 2/12/21

#9 Post by jarnon » Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:32 am

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4. Babe, favorite
5. Precious and Few. least favorite
8. Take My Breath Away, favorite

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Re: Lyrically Speaking - 2/12/21

#10 Post by mellytu74 » Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:11 pm

THANK YOU!!!

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1. You could have a big dipper
Going up and down
All around the bends

SLEDGEHAMMER - PETER GABRIEL - FAVORITE

3. Pardon the way that I stare.
There's nothing else to compare.
The sight of you leaves me weak.
There are no words left to speak.

CAN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU - FRANKIE VALLI - FAVORITE

4. So please believe me
My heart is in your hands
And I'll be missing you

BABE - STYX - LEAST FAVORITE

5. And if I can't hold you in my arms
It just wouldn't be fair

PRECIOUS AND FEW -BLANK - LEAST FAVORITE

6. Working hard to get my fill
Everybody wants a thrill
Paying anything to roll the dice just one more time

DON'T STOP BELIEVIN' - JOURNEY - FAVORITE

7. The others were untrue
But when it came to loving you
I'd spend my whole life with you

YOU MADE ME SO VERY HAPPY - BLOOD SWEATNAND TEARS - FAVORITE

8. Watching, I keep waiting
Still anticipating love
Never hesitating
To become the fated ones

TAKE MY BREATH AWAY? - ? - LEAST FAVORITE

10. Jeder war ein grosser Krieger
Hielten sich fuer Captain Kirk

99 LUFTBALLONS - NENA - LEAST FAVORITE

11. I have always thought
That it's a crime
So I will ask you once again

WE CAN WORK IT OUT - THE BEATLES - FAVORITE

13. Toora loora toora loo rye aye
And we can sing just
Like our fathers

COME ON EILEEN - DEXY'S MIDNIGHT SOMETHING - LEAST FAVORITE

15. Hail (Hail), what's the matter with your head, yeah
Hail (Hail), what's the matter with your mind and your sign

COME AND GET YOUR LOVE - REDBONE - FAVORITE

16. I put gloss on my lips, a man on my hips
Hold me tighter than my Dereon jeans
Acting up, drink in my cup
I could care less what you think

ALL THE SINGLE LADIES - BEYONCE - FAVORITE

19. Action speaks louder than words
And I'm a man of great experience
I know you've got another man
But I can love you better than him

HARD TO HANDLE. OK, I only know of this as an Otis Redding album cut. So, someone else had to record it. FAVORITE

21. Oh, sugar, where've you been
Hangin' out with your male friends
Listen, somebody's gonna hurt you
The way you love to keep hurtin' me

ANGEL CITY - RAY CHARLES - FAVORITE

24. Well, another crazy day
You drink the night away
And forget about everything

BAKER STREET - GERRY RAFFERTY - FAVORITE

25. Now, here I go again I see the crystal vision
I keep my visions to myself

DREAMS - FLEETWOOD MAC - FAVORITE

26. There ain't no danger we can go too far
We start believing now that we can be who we are

GREASE - FRANKIE VALLI - LEAST FAVORITE


Which song did I submit as a favorite? - #15

Which song did I submit as a least favorite? #26

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Re: Lyrically Speaking - 2/12/21

#11 Post by T_Bone0806 » Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:26 pm

littlebeast13 wrote:
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Thanks as always for doing this, and giving us a good reason to spend some time here


1. You could have a big dipper
Going up and down
All around the bends

Sledgehammer-Peter Gabriel
NOT FAVE


2. Living easy, loving free
Season ticket on a one way ride
Asking nothing, leave me be
Taking everything in my stride

Highway To Hell-AC/DC
FAVE


3. Pardon the way that I stare.
There's nothing else to compare.
The sight of you leaves me weak.
There are no words left to speak.

Can't Take My Eyes Off You-Frankie Valli
FAVE


4. So please believe me
My heart is in your hands
And I'll be missing you

Babe-Styx
NOT FAVE


5. And if I can't hold you in my arms
It just wouldn't be fair

Precious and Few-Climax
NOT FAVE


6. Working hard to get my fill
Everybody wants a thrill
Paying anything to roll the dice just one more time

Don't Stop Believin'-Journey
NOT FAVE


7. The others were untrue
But when it came to loving you
I'd spend my whole life with you

You've Made Me So Very Happy-Blood, Sweat and Tears
FAVE


8. Watching, I keep waiting
Still anticipating love
Never hesitating
To become the fated ones

Take My Breath Away-Berlin
NOT FAVE


9. Oh but, just now, you said
You literally couldn't get out of bed
That really makes me want to literally
Smack a crowbar upside your stupid head

It's A Crappy Day in the Neighborhood-Mister Rogers
FAVE


10. Jeder war ein grosser Krieger
Hielten sich fuer Captain Kirk

99 Luftballoons-Nena
NOT FAVE


11. I have always thought
That it's a crime
So I will ask you once again

We Can Work It Out-The Beatles
FAVE


12. Unsealed, on a porch
A letter sat
Then you said
I wanna leave it again

Why Do I Get So Much Mail?-George C. Occupant
FAVE


13. Toora loora toora loo rye aye
And we can sing just
Like our fathers

Come On Eileen-Dexy's Midnight Runners
NOT FAVE


14. Went to a party the other night
All the ladies were treating me right
Moving my feet to the disco beat
How in the world could I keep my seat

Disco Duck-Rick Dees and His Cast of Idiots
NOT FAVE


15. Hail (Hail), what's the matter with your head, yeah
Hail (Hail), what's the matter with your mind and your sign

Come and Get Your Love-Redbone
FAVE


16. I put gloss on my lips, a man on my hips
Hold me tighter than my Dereon jeans
Acting up, drink in my cup
I could care less what you think

Single Ladies-Beyonce
NOT FAVE


17. Did you ever really need somebody
And really need 'em bad
Did you ever really want somebody
The best love you ever had

Ordering Another Pizza Delivery-The 70's Porn Actresses
FAVE


18. Everybody hurts sometimes
Everybody hurts someday, ayy ayy
But everything gon' be alright
Go and raise a glass and say, ayy

Guess It's Time For A Third Tommy John Surgery-The Fragile Young Pitchers
NOT FAVE


19. Action speaks louder than words
And I'm a man of great experience
I know you've got another man
But I can love you better than him

Hard To Handle-Otis Redding or Black Crowes
FAVE


20. I do believe in you
And I know you believe in me
Oh, yeah, oh, yeah

Feelin' Stronger Everyday-Chicago
FAVE


21. Oh, sugar, where've you been
Hangin' out with your male friends
Listen, somebody's gonna hurt you
The way you love to keep hurtin' me

Bitter? Who, Me?-Bill Belicheck
NOT FAVE


22. Dixie, when I let you go
Thought you'd realize
That I would know, I would show

Baby Blue-Badfinger
FAVE. IF somebody said not fave, shame on them.


23. You, you talk about just every band
But the names you drop are second hand
I`ve heard it all before

Fox On The Run-Sweet
FAVE


24. Well, another crazy day
You drink the night away
And forget about everything

Baker Street-Gerry Rafferty.
This could go either way. Some love this, some hate it. I'm gonna go with NOT FAVE. Personally, I love it.


25. Now, here I go again I see the crystal vision
I keep my visions to myself

Dreams-Fleetwood Mac
FAVE


26. There ain't no danger we can go too far
We start believing now that we can be who we are

Grease-Frankie Valli
FAVE



Which song did I submit as a favorite?

26. GREASE

Which song did I submit as a least favorite?

1. SLEDGEHAMMER. I'm pretty sure that you don't like In Your Eyes but really like Big Time. Unfortunately I don't remember your feelings on Sledgehammer. Gonna take a shot and gamble that your choices bookend this quiz.

Kroxquo Bonus: Name a song with artist that's just...... meh.

Old Time Rock and Roll-Bob Seger. I don't hate it, but I've always found it rather simple, bland, pedestrian, if you will. It's also overplayed and wildly popular, and if you attend a wedding or some cocktail lounge, and there's a band or musician that's very middle-of-the-road, and they announce "we got a request to play some rock 'n roll", rest assured that you're gonna hear either Proud Mary or Old Time R 'n R..

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Re: Lyrically Speaking - 2/12/21

#12 Post by mrkelley23 » Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:29 am

littlebeast13
Way back in early January, I thought I would hate myself for tacking an extra week on to this year's LSWE, given how I've struggled in past years to have games ready before the morning they were to be posted. But that really wasn't much of an issue this year at all! But now that I've evened out the odd year that was the inaugural LSWE, making this my 450th contribution to this Bored institution, I'll definitely be keeping the contest to multiples of 25 in the future. And don't expect a classic 50 game contest anytime soon!

So, here's the final installment of Player Choice Fridays, where I asked you to submit a favorite and least favorite song. Not only did you all manage to pick songs I haven't used yet this year.... but there's only one repeat artist in this game to boot! This is going to be a whopper of a point game too.... not just because there's 26 songs, but I want you to tell me whether each song was submitted as a favorite or least favorite for an extra point each! And if you think that's going to be obvious..... well, I'll warn you it's not! I was surprised by some of these choices.... but hey, everyone thinks my faves and unfaves stink too! And of course, I did add my own for each side of the coin.... and to get the full 5 points each for identifying them, you have to know whether they were my favorite or least favorite!

Before I give the lowdown on the points for this game, I'd like to thank everyone for playing this year! It was a small, but very loyal group who never ceased to surprise and entertain me this year! I look forward to doing this again in January 2022...

Alrighty then....

1 point for the title, 1 point for the artist, 1 point for identifying whether each song was a fave or not fave, 5 points each for identifying the fave and not fave songs I added to this game....


1. You could have a big dipper
Going up and down
All around the bends

Sledgehammer -- Peter Gabriel -- fave

2. Living easy, loving free
Season ticket on a one way ride
Asking nothing, leave me be
Taking everything in my stride

Highway to Hell -- Ac/DC -- not fave

3. Pardon the way that I stare.
There's nothing else to compare.
The sight of you leaves me weak.
There are no words left to speak.

Can't Take my Eyes Off of You -- Frankie Valli -- fave

4. So please believe me
My heart is in your hands
And I'll be missing you

Babe -- Styx -- not fave

5. And if I can't hold you in my arms
It just wouldn't be fair

Precious and Few -- not fave

6. Working hard to get my fill
Everybody wants a thrill
Paying anything to roll the dice just one more time

Don't Stop Believing -- Journey -- not fave

7. The others were untrue
But when it came to loving you
I'd spend my whole life with you

You Made me so Very Happy -- Blood Sweat and Tears -- fave

8. Watching, I keep waiting
Still anticipating love
Never hesitating
To become the fated ones

Take my Breath Away -- berlin -- not fave

9. Oh but, just now, you said
You literally couldn't get out of bed
That really makes me want to literally
Smack a crowbar upside your stupid head

Word Crimes -- Weird Al Yankovic -- fave

10. Jeder war ein grosser Krieger
Hielten sich fuer Captain Kirk

99 Luftballons -- Nena -- not fave

11. I have always thought
That it's a crime
So I will ask you once again

We Can work it out -- The Beatles -- fave

12. Unsealed, on a porch
A letter sat
Then you said
I wanna leave it again

Yellow Ledbetter -- Pearl Jam -- not fave

13. Toora loora toora loo rye aye
And we can sing just
Like our fathers

Come on Eileen -- Dexy's Midnight Runners -- not fave

14. Went to a party the other night
All the ladies were treating me right
Moving my feet to the disco beat
How in the world could I keep my seat

Disco Duck -- Rick Dees etc -- not fave

15. Hail (Hail), what's the matter with your head, yeah
Hail (Hail), what's the matter with your mind and your sign

Come and Get Your Love -- Redbone -- fave

16. I put gloss on my lips, a man on my hips
Hold me tighter than my Dereon jeans
Acting up, drink in my cup
I could care less what you think

All the Single Ladies -- Beyonce -- fave

17. Did you ever really need somebody
And really need 'em bad
Did you ever really want somebody
The best love you ever had

-- not fave

18. Everybody hurts sometimes
Everybody hurts someday, ayy ayy
But everything gon' be alright
Go and raise a glass and say, ayy

--not fave

19. Action speaks louder than words
And I'm a man of great experience
I know you've got another man
But I can love you better than him

Hard to Handle -- Black Crowes -- fave

20. I do believe in you
And I know you believe in me
Oh, yeah, oh, yeah

Feelin' Stronger Everyday -- Chicago -- fave

21. Oh, sugar, where've you been
Hangin' out with your male friends
Listen, somebody's gonna hurt you
The way you love to keep hurtin' me

--fave

22. Dixie, when I let you go
Thought you'd realize
That I would know, I would show

--fave

23. You, you talk about just every band
But the names you drop are second hand
I`ve heard it all before

Fox on the Run -- Sweet -- fave

24. Well, another crazy day
You drink the night away
And forget about everything

Baker Street -- Gerry Rafferty -- fave

25. Now, here I go again I see the crystal vision
I keep my visions to myself

Dreams -- Fleetwood Mac -- not fave

26. There ain't no danger we can go too far
We start believing now that we can be who we are

Grease -- Frankie Valli -- not fave


Which song did I submit as a favorite? -- 9

Which song did I submit as a least favorite? -- 13

Kroxquo Bonus: Name a song with artist that's just...... meh.

Just about every country song released in the last 20 years. But to give you a specific answer, I'm gonna go with Uptown Squirrel -- Billy Joel

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Re: Lyrically Speaking - 2/12/21

#13 Post by Hotseat Or Bust! » Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:47 pm

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1.) Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel - Least favorite, 2.) Favorite, 3.) You're Just Too Good To Be True - Frankie Valli - Favorite, 4.) Babe - Styx - Least favorite,
5.) Precious And Few - Climax - Least Favorite, 6.) Don't Stop Believing - Journey - Least favorite, 7.) Least favorite, 8.) Take My Breath Away - Berlin - Least favorite,
9.) Favorite, 10.) 99 Luft Balloons - Neena - Least favorite, 11.) We Can Work It Out - The Beatles - Least favorite, 12.) Favorite, 13.) Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners - Least favorite, 14.) Least favorite, 15.) Favorite, 16.) Least favorite, 17.) Favorite, 18.) Least favorite, 19.) Hard To Handle - The Black Crowes - Favorite,
20.) Favorite, 21.) Favorite, 22.) Baby Blue - Badfinger - Favorite, 24.) Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty - Favorite, 25.) Dreams - Fleetwood Mac - Favorite, 26.) Grease
- Frankie Valli - Least favorite. LB's Favorite: #9, LB's Least favorite: #4. Krox Bonus: Livin' On A Prayer - Bon Jovi. Image Bonus: www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRl_sBg6GX8
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Re: Lyrically Speaking - 2/12/21

#14 Post by Bob78164 » Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:29 am

Thanks for the game, lb.
1. You could have a big dipper
Going up and down
All around the bends

not fave

2. Living easy, loving free
Season ticket on a one way ride
Asking nothing, leave me be
Taking everything in my stride

fave

3. Pardon the way that I stare.
There's nothing else to compare.
The sight of you leaves me weak.
There are no words left to speak.

fave

4. So please believe me
My heart is in your hands
And I'll be missing you

not fave

5. And if I can't hold you in my arms
It just wouldn't be fair

not fave

6. Working hard to get my fill
Everybody wants a thrill
Paying anything to roll the dice just one more time

Don't Stop Believing, Journey, not fave

7. The others were untrue
But when it came to loving you
I'd spend my whole life with you

fave

8. Watching, I keep waiting
Still anticipating love
Never hesitating
To become the fated ones

fave

9. Oh but, just now, you said
You literally couldn't get out of bed
That really makes me want to literally
Smack a crowbar upside your stupid head

not fave

10. Jeder war ein grosser Krieger
Hielten sich fuer Captain Kirk

99 Luftballoons, Nene, not fave

11. I have always thought
That it's a crime
So I will ask you once again

fave

12. Unsealed, on a porch
A letter sat
Then you said
I wanna leave it again

fave

13. Toora loora toora loo rye aye
And we can sing just
Like our fathers

not fave

14. Went to a party the other night
All the ladies were treating me right
Moving my feet to the disco beat
How in the world could I keep my seat

not fave

15. Hail (Hail), what's the matter with your head, yeah
Hail (Hail), what's the matter with your mind and your sign

fave

16. I put gloss on my lips, a man on my hips
Hold me tighter than my Dereon jeans
Acting up, drink in my cup
I could care less what you think

fave

17. Did you ever really need somebody
And really need 'em bad
Did you ever really want somebody
The best love you ever had

not fave

18. Everybody hurts sometimes
Everybody hurts someday, ayy ayy
But everything gon' be alright
Go and raise a glass and say, ayy

not fave

19. Action speaks louder than words
And I'm a man of great experience
I know you've got another man
But I can love you better than him

fave

20. I do believe in you
And I know you believe in me
Oh, yeah, oh, yeah

not fave

21. Oh, sugar, where've you been
Hangin' out with your male friends
Listen, somebody's gonna hurt you
The way you love to keep hurtin' me

fave

22. Dixie, when I let you go
Thought you'd realize
That I would know, I would show

fave

23. You, you talk about just every band
But the names you drop are second hand
I`ve heard it all before

not fave

24. Well, another crazy day
You drink the night away
And forget about everything

not fave

25. Now, here I go again I see the crystal vision
I keep my visions to myself

Dreams, Fleetwood Mac, fave

26. There ain't no danger we can go too far
We start believing now that we can be who we are

Grease Is the Word, Frankie Valli, fave


Which song did I submit as a favorite? 22

Which song did I submit as a least favorite? 9

Kroxquo Bonus: Name a song with artist that's just...... meh. Miracles out of Nowhere, Kansas

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Re: Lyrically Speaking - 2/12/21

#15 Post by littlebeast13 » Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:51 am

1. You could have a big dipper
Going up and down
All around the bends
Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel - Unfave (This was one of my favorite songs when it came out, and I still love it... so I'll have to respectfully disagree)

2. Living easy, loving free
Season ticket on a one way ride
Asking nothing, leave me be
Taking everything in my stride
Highway To Hell - AC/DC - Unfave (AC/DC certainly has their sound... and if you don't like it, you're probably not going to like any of their songs. Outside of Big Balls [of course], I'm not much of a fan of Bon Scott era AC/DC at all...)

3. Pardon the way that I stare.
There's nothing else to compare.
The sight of you leaves me weak.
There are no words left to speak.
Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You - Frankie Valli - Fave (Eh, I could've Kroxed this one for being meh...)

4. So please believe me
My heart is in your hands
And I'll be missing you
Babe - Styx - Unfave (Completely agree. And while I like Dennis DeYoung's vision of Styx, he did some real dreck like this and "Come Sail Away"...)

5. And if I can't hold you in my arms
It just wouldn't be fair
Precious And Few - Climax - Fave (I was surprised how many pinned this as a fave. I'm OK with it, but it seems like the kind of sap most people would hate...)

6. Working hard to get my fill
Everybody wants a thrill
Paying anything to roll the dice just one more time
Don't Stop Believin' - Journey - Unfave

7. The others were untrue
But when it came to loving you
I'd spend my whole life with you
You've Made Me So Very Happy - Blood Sweat and Tears - Fave (Really can't go wrong with BST thanks to the voice of David Clayton Thomas...)

8. Watching, I keep waiting
Still anticipating love
Never hesitating
To become the fated ones
Take My Breath Away - Berlin - Unfave (Wholeheartedly agree.... this fucking sucked)

9. Oh but, just now, you said
You literally couldn't get out of bed
That really makes me want to literally
Smack a crowbar upside your stupid head
Word Crimes - Weird Al Yankovic - Fave (This may very well be Weird Al's masterpiece, which should tell you which side of the coin I'm on here...)

10. Jeder war ein grosser Krieger
Hielten sich fuer Captain Kirk
99 Luftballoons - Nena - Unfave (I don't mind the song, but it was a bigger deal than it should have been at the time.... especially since the English version was heard most often on the radio and MTV)

11. I have always thought
That it's a crime
So I will ask you once again
We Can Work It Out - Beatles - Unfave (This is meh for the Beatles to me. I don't have much of an issue with any of their more popular songs that got on the radio. But their deeper album cuts are another story....)

12. Unsealed, on a porch
A letter sat
Then you said
I wanna leave it again
Yellow Ledbetter - Pearl Jam - Unfave (I'm completely unaware of this song, though every Pearl Jam song I know outside of "Jeremy" and "Evenflow" is pretty bad...)

13. Toora loora toora loo rye aye
And we can sing just
Like our fathers
Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners - Unfave (The song isn't bad, but my god, it's played to fucking death...)

14. Went to a party the other night
All the ladies were treating me right
Moving my feet to the disco beat
How in the world could I keep my seat
Disco Duck - Rick Dees - Unfave (I love disco, but it got pretty corny for a while. I still like this, though...)

15. Hail (Hail), what's the matter with your head, yeah
Hail (Hail), what's the matter with your mind and your sign
Come And Get Your Love - Redbone - Fave (I can't imagine someone not liking this song...)

16. I put gloss on my lips, a man on my hips
Hold me tighter than my Dereon jeans
Acting up, drink in my cup
I could care less what you think
Single Ladies (Put A Parenthetical On it) - Beyonce - Unfave (The long, LONG era of this getting overplayed has finally come to pass..... and this still sucks.)

17. Did you ever really need somebody
And really need 'em bad
Did you ever really want somebody
The best love you ever had
Ten Years Gone - Led Zeppelin - Fave (I have no idea if I know this song or not... there's so many LZ songs I've heard, but have no clue what the title is because the boys named them while higher than a kite...)

18. Everybody hurts sometimes
Everybody hurts someday, ayy ayy
But everything gon' be alright
Go and raise a glass and say, ayy
Memories - Maroon 5 - Fave (Don't know this one either... but I like most M5. Even Moves Like Jagger.... yes, I admitted it)

19. Action speaks louder than words
And I'm a man of great experience
I know you've got another man
But I can love you better than him
Hard To Handle - Black Crowes - Fave (Another "cover and own" song... this will always be a Black Crowes song)

20. I do believe in you
And I know you believe in me
Oh, yeah, oh, yeah
Feelin' Stronger Every Day - Chicago - Fave (Chicago probably has more sappy shit that I like than any other band or artist ever....)

21. Oh, sugar, where've you been
Hangin' out with your male friends
Listen, somebody's gonna hurt you
The way you love to keep hurtin' me
Oh Sheila - Ready For The World - Unfave (So many obscure R&B bands getting that one 80's hit in the middle part of the decade. I like this...)

22. Dixie, when I let you go
Thought you'd realize
That I would know, I would show
Baby Blue - Badfinger - Fave (Of the four big Badfinger songs, this would rank #4 for me. But they're all good...)

23. You, you talk about just every band
But the names you drop are second hand
I`ve heard it all before
Fox on the Run - Sweet - Fave

24. Well, another crazy day
You drink the night away
And forget about everything
Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty - Fave (The iconic sax solo is the main reason I can't stand this song. But if you pay attention to everyone's LSWE answers, you should know who submitted this one, and that it was a fave...)

25. Now, here I go again I see the crystal vision
I keep my visions to myself
Dreams - Fleetwood Mac - Fave (Ditto above, everything but the sax solo. Like most Stevie Nicks FM songs, I don't care for this at all...)

26. There ain't no danger we can go too far
We start believing now that we can be who we are
Grease - Frankie Valli - Unfave (I've always liked it, and it's a Mecca earworm. For a time in 2019, I didn't consider the night complete until I heard this played... usually between 1 and 4 AM.)


Which song did I submit as a favorite?

#23 - Fox on the Run --- Words fail to describe the awesomeness of this song. And I completely agree with Weasel about anyone who would list this as an unfave...

Which song did I submit as a least favorite?

#6 - Don't Stop Believin' --- Journey is so overrated, and this song.... THIS SONG has to be the one everyone wants to play. I absolutely fucking hate it! And I love that almost everyone pegged this as an unfave too!

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Re: Lyrically Speaking - 2/12/21

#16 Post by littlebeast13 » Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:12 am

The Border Around The Stars Points:


frank gets a supermax for the uncalled for comments about my beloved disco, and for once again recycling the best subject for the final Image Bonus...

Vandal gets 3 JJC points for the Fucktopus (Which I'll definitely save if Anon and Esto play next year...)

Weasel gets a supermax for his comments on 23, Pound Town, and the familiar parade of gratitude...

Panic gets a supermax for not wasting stickers...

Krox gets 3 JJC points for my favorite trophy...

Sprots gets 2 JJC points for doing a report on a bowling alley, fake money, and for forgetting to thank me for slaving over a hot stove to make all these EASY games for her...

jarnon gets 2 JJC points for giving everyone diabetes...

melly gets 2 JJC points for forgetting I work at Mecca, not Fort Knox...

TBone gets 3 JJC points for a crappy day in the neighborhood, his friend Bill, and for an image that I was FORBIDDEN to access, but was able to deduce from the url what it was...

mrk gets 3 JJC points for all organic JJC points...

Hottie gets 3 JJC points for using her newfound YouTube skillz to thank me...

Bob gets a JJC point for thinking the LSWE is a dangerous place...


And of course, there's the traditional Weasel Bonus. Everyone who thanked me in some way for running the game got an extra 3 points!


Points:

frank 60+5+3
Vandal 57+3+3
Weasel 62+5+3
Panic 65+5+3+5
Krox 44+3+3
ear 14
Sprots 58+2
jarnon 10+2+3
melly 48+2+3
TBone 68+3+3
mrk 68+3
Hottie 53+3+3
Bob 27+1+3
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Re: Lyrically Speaking - 2/12/21

#17 Post by ShamelessWeasel » Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:25 pm

littlebeast13 wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:12 am
Weasel gets a supermax for his comments on 23, Pound Town, and the familiar parade of gratitude...

And of course, there's the traditional Weasel Bonus. Everyone who thanked me in some way for running the game got an extra 3 points!
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Re: Lyrically Speaking - 2/12/21

#18 Post by Vandal » Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:26 pm

I'm curious which songs folks chose for their fave and unfave selections. I'll share:

Unfave: Come on, Eileen. I was living and working in NE Alberta in the mid-80s and this song continued to be popular on MTV and on the radio (it was released in 1982). My roommate had the album, Too-Rye-Ay, and played it ALL THE TIME! If you think the song is annoying, the album is even worse. The lead singer is awful and their "sound" just doesn't cut it for me (in spite of solid album ratings). Plus, LB is right. The song is way overplayed even to this day. Go on, Eileen.

Fave: Can't Take My Eyes Off You. I've always liked this song, but it grew in appreciation after I saw Jersey Boys in Providence. After the band's internal troubles, Bob Gaudio writes a song for Frankie to start his solo career. The scene in the play is incredible with the slow start, then the horns blaring in. Frankie nailed it and off he went. The similar scene in the movie is equally good (although the movie is far less impactful than the play). I'll always sing along with this one, even though I have an old man's voice these days.

Anyone else care to share?
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Re: Lyrically Speaking - 2/12/21

#19 Post by ShamelessWeasel » Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:34 pm

Vandal wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:26 pm
I'm curious which songs folks chose for their fave and unfave selections. I'll share:

Unfave: Come on, Eileen. I was living and working in NE Alberta in the mid-80s and this song continued to be popular on MTV and on the radio (it was released in 1982). My roommate had the album, Too-Rye-Ay, and played it ALL THE TIME! If you think the song is annoying, the album is even worse. The lead singer is awful and their "sound" just doesn't cut it for me (in spite of solid album ratings). Plus, LB is right. The song is way overplayed even to this day. Go on, Eileen.

Fave: Can't Take My Eyes Off You. I've always liked this song, but it grew in appreciation after I saw Jersey Boys in Providence. After the band's internal troubles, Bob Gaudio writes a song for Frankie to start his solo career. The scene in the play is incredible with the slow start, then the horns blaring in. Frankie nailed it and off he went. The similar scene in the movie is equally good (although the movie is far less impactful than the play). I'll always sing along with this one, even though I have an old man's voice these days.

Anyone else care to share?
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Fave - Word Crimes - The tune is so very catchy but the original song has such creepy lyrics. Weird Al makes the song 100% better with the lyrics. I really don't think Weird Al gets the credit he deserves. He has an amazing vocal range, he raps better than many rappers, and his band can play ANY style of song. Oh and he has been doing it for 40 years.

Unfave- Disco Duck - Whenever I think of a bad song this is it. Bad lyrics, bad singing, Bad music (Disco already has 2 strikes in my book), and there is a duck. Oh and it is suppose to be funny?!?!?!? There is nothing to like here.

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Re: Lyrically Speaking - 2/12/21

#20 Post by SportsFan68 » Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:59 pm

I'm happy to play, especially since LB agreed with me so emphatically, if a bit profanely, about Take My Breath Away. When I heard the Jessica Simpson version, I E-mailed RadioDude and told him if they ever played the song on their airwaves again, I would switch permanently to the country station. And they never did.

As for Baker Street, the saxophone solo is the main reason it's one of my favorites, so LB is wrong about that.

As for not thanking him, what makes him so sure I FORGOT?

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Re: Lyrically Speaking - 2/12/21

#21 Post by kroxquo » Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:51 pm

Fave - You've Made Me So Very Happy - Kind of special for me - I sang it to my wife at our wedding.

Nonfave - Oh Shiela - When this came out, it just sounded like nails on a chalkboard, especially the hyperventilating ( there was a trend in the 80's of singers hyperventilating. I haven't heard this song in years and I feel that I am better for it.
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Re: Lyrically Speaking - 2/12/21

#22 Post by mrkelley23 » Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:53 pm

Fave -- Hard to Handle -- Black Crowes. As I told lb, his discussion of Simon and Garfunkel the other day got me thinking about it. I really, REALLY like this remake, and the Otis Redding original is just okay in my book.

Unfave -- Yellow Ledbetter -- Pearl Jam. Sorry for a relatively obscure song, but it gets used a lot in my local pub trivia, because the name of both song and band lend themselves well to themed sound rounds. I never understood the appeal of Pearl Jam. Jeremy is barely tolerable, and Last Kiss sounds like a bad bar band trying to be edgy with their remake. The rest of their catalog I can't distinguish from each other.
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Re: Lyrically Speaking - 2/12/21

#23 Post by T_Bone0806 » Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:35 am

FAVE-Feelin' Stronger Everyday-Chicago.

A Top Ten entry on my All-Time Boneys list. Starting off as a pleasant midtempo number, it picks up that tempo and starts chugging away like a runaway train, picking up kickass horns, background vocals, which lead into the knockout blow of the last section with a cheeky "Jumpin' Jack Flash, it's a gag, gas, gas", and the finishing touch, drummer Danny Seraphine riding the bell of his symbol. This is the definition of a feel good tune for me.

NOT FAVE-Single Ladies-Beyonce.

Rather than putting a ring on it, I would prefer to put a gag order on it. This assault on my eardums was inescapable during its looooonnnggg run, made all the worse because once you heard it, you could not remove it from your brain. Uh-uh-oh, indeed. This song made me want to do a Van Gogh on BOTH of my ears every time I heard it.
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