Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Audience Participation Day: Name That Tune v3.0

For those of you keeping score, I've had two other Name That Tune contests in the past. The first only had incredibly brief snippets from rock music, but people did surprisingly well anyhow. The second contest was themed, and had participants chasing down sitcoms from the 1980s. (We are not including the two mini Name That Tune contests from 2005 because, frankly, they sucked worse than a solar-powered Dustbuster).

Today's contest involves popular and rock music from the past forty years, but the twist is that you only get to hear the bass lines. Here are the full rules:

  1. For each of the ten songs, submit both the title and group to me. You can get half credit for partial answers. The deadline for your entries is Tuesday, 3/20/07, NOON EST.
  2. The player with the highest score will win a $10 gift certificate to Amazon.com. Second place gets $5. In the case of a tie, each player will get $7.50. (This means that it doesn't matter how quickly you submit your answers, so check your work and use a #2 pencil!)
  3. Every song in the contest was reasonably well-known and popular in its heyday. There are no trick songs or songs only I've heard of. Here is the only hint you will receive: There are 2 songs from the 1960s, 4 from the 1980s, 3 from the 1990s, and 1 from this decade.
  4. There is no warranty on the correctness of the bass lines -- I transcribed them as best as I could, but did not necessarily get every slap, slide, fret, crackle, or pop.
Song #1
Song #2
Song #3
Song #4
Song #5
Song #6
Song #7
Song #8
Song #9
Song #10

Update Hint for the 90s: All three of the 90s tunes were in the Top 40 in the US, reaching #2, #10, and #27 respectively.

In the past, I've been a horrible judge of how easy or difficult my contests are, so I'll just say that I think there are 2 "gimmes" and maybe 2 impossible songs. Good luck!

Happy Birthday Annette!

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