February 8, 2011

Revisiting an old friend -- with a new twist

Today we are going to once again offer a little contest.  Years ago there was a game show where the contestants tried to name a song based on the opening notes. Somehow, I did very well playing along at home. I have always been able to recognize songs and music. Today we are going to attempt a variation on that theme. I will offer the opening lines of five different songs and you will try to guess the song title and artist.

I know what you are mumbling.  Hey, Joe, this sounds a lot like the Friday Five, a feature of this blog I loathe. Well it isn't the Friday Five. It is Tuesday not Friday. And you will enjoy this contest of knowledge. It will be fun, stirring up old memories.  You should prepare yourself to exclaim "I remember that song". You are going to thank me and beg me to do this contest every week. Nay, every day.

So here we go. Below are the opening lines of five songs from the classic rock era. None should be too obscure. No B-sides, no tricks. Identify the title and artist in the comments.  Don't forget to tell me how much you love this fabulous idea.

We will start off easy:

1. I was born in a cross-fire hurricane
And I howled at my ma in the driving rain

2.I woke up in a Soho doorway
A policeman knew my name
He said "You can go sleep at home tonight
If you can get up and walk away"

3. I remember standing on the corner at midnight
Trying to get my courage up
There was this long lovely dancer in a little club downtown
I loved to watch her do her stuff

4. Whiskey bottles and brand new cars
Oak tree, you're in my way
There's too much coke and too much smoke
Look what's going on inside you

5. Well, I just got into town about an hour ago
Took a look around, see which way the wind blow

I know, it is fun, right?

Put your answers in the comments.


Rita said...

Number three is Bob Seger. Pretty sure it was Night Moves.

I Loved Bob Seger.

I have no idea about the rest of them.

Now can I go google it?

Rita said...

Damn. Right artist, wrong song.

Anonymous said...

1. Jumping Jack Flash - Rolling Stones
2. Who Are You - The Who
3. Main Street - Bob Seger
4. That Smell - Lynrd Skynrd
5. ?

Rey B

LeeAnn said...

#5 is that one by The Doors that I can't remember the title of, but I can hear it in my head.

The Old Man said...

L A Woman

Joe said...

Rey B and The Old Man have the correct answers.

Wasn't that fun?

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