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music meme part three - a little twist


Yes, I loved to laugh at these classic songs, most of which had actual airplay on the stations I listened to growing up, many others I heard regularly on The Dr. Demento Show. Now please, since I know Jeff will probably guess about 18 out of 24 (pressure), try to guess them yourself if you want to play, which I hope you will. Here's a little reminder of the way this works:

Step 1: Put your MP3 player on random.
Step 2: Post the first line(s) of the first 20 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing the song.
Step 3: Post and let everyone you know guess what song and artist the lines come from.
Step 4: Strike out the songs when someone guesses correctly.
Step 5: NO CHEATING (that goes for the guesser, too!)

So, here they are. Please laugh along with me, will ya?


1 - I told the witch doctor I was in love with you -

2 - Valley Girl, she's a Valley Girl
Valley Girl, she's a Valley Girl
Okay, fine... fer sure, fer sure


3 - It's astounding, time is fleeting
Madness takes its toll, but listen closely

4 - There's an old Australian stockman, lying, dying.

5 - Hello everybody, this is your action news reporter
With all the news that is news across the nation

6 - That famous day in history
the men of the 7th Cavalry went riding on
And from the rear a voice was heard
A brave young man with a trembling word
rang loud and clear...
What am I doin' here?

7 - Is he really goin' out with 'er?
I don't know. Look, here he comes now. Let's ask 'im.
{piano chord}
Hey, Murray, is it true Betty's wearin' your ring?

8 - You know I love that organic cooking
I always ask for more
And they call me Mr. Natural
On down to the health food store

9 - She was afraid to come out of the locker
She was as nervous as she could be

10 - Oh-me, oh-my, oh-you
Whatever shall I do?
Hallelujah, the question is peculiar

11 - I'm a lumberjack and I'm ok
I sleep all night and I work all day

12 - How come you're always such a fussy young man?
Don't want no Captain Crunch, don't want no Raisin Bran
Well, don't you know that other kids are starving in Japan?

13 - A dinner was served for three
At Dracula’s house by the sea
The hors d’oeurves were fine
But I choked on my wine

14 - Crossin' the highway late last night
He shoulda looked left and he shoulda looked right

15 - Christmas, Christmas time is near
Time for toys and time for cheer
We've been good, but we can't last
Hurry Christmas, hurry fast

16 - I was working in the lab late one night
When my eyes beheld an eerie sight

17 - Bill walked me to my door last night
And he said, 'Before I go
There's something about our love affair
That I have a right to know

18 - Well I saw the thing comin' out of the sky -

19 - Remember when you ran away
And I got on my knees
And begged you not to leave

20 - After the turn of the century
In the clear blue skies over Germany
Came a roar and a thunder men had never heard

21 - Tiptoe to the window,
by the window that is where I'll be

And three more for lagniappe! An even two dozen!

22 - A-well-a everybody’s heard about the bird

23 - I have a sad story to tell you
It may hurt your feelings a bit
Last night when I walked into my bathroom
I stepped in a big pile of ...

24 - Bow bow bow ... um ...

That was fun! Or are you not as crazy as I am? :D



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Nov. 16th, 2006 09:29 pm (UTC)
1. Witch Doctor - David Seville

2. Valley Girl - Frank Zappa

8. Junk Food Junkie - Larry Gross

9. Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini -- I don't know who the artist was, though.

11. The Lumberjack Song - Monty Python

12. Eat It - Weird Al Yankovic

13. Dinner With Drac - Zacherley

16. Monster Mash - Bobby "Boris" Pickett

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1. <i>Witch Doctor</i> - David Seville

2. <i>Valley Girl</i> - Frank Zappa

8. <i>Junk Food Junkie</i> - Larry Gross

9. <i>Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini</i> -- I don't know who the artist was, though.

11. <i>The Lumberjack Song</i> - Monty Python

12. <i>Eat It</i> - Weird Al Yankovic

13. <i>Dinner With Drac</i> - Zacherley

16. <i>Monster Mash</i> - Bobby "Boris" Pickett

18. <The Purple People Eater</i> - Sheb Wooley

20. <i>Snoopy vs. The Red Baron</i> - Royal Guardsmen

21. <i>Tiptoe Through the Tulips</i> - Tiny Tim

22. <i>Surfin' Bird</i> - I forget the name of the band

23. <i>Shaving Cream</i> - I forget the artist's name.

24. Hmmm. My sister used to have an old children's record called <i>Bow WOw Wow</i> -- wonder if this is that song?

Nov. 16th, 2006 09:46 pm (UTC)
Wait...Jeff didn't know these?!?!?!
3. "Time Warp" from The Rocky Horror (Picture) Show.

15. "The Chipmunk Song" (wasn't that the title?) by Dave Seville & the Chipmunks.
Nov. 16th, 2006 09:56 pm (UTC)
Re: Wait...Jeff didn't know these?!?!?!
Ha ha ha!

Oh, he remembers them now. This isn't that easy, you know, although I think most of these songs are a lot easier to figure out because they're so ingrained in our brains ... at least us older guys.

Yes, I think it was officially The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late.

How do you know this kind of stuff, Hana-san? Well, Time Warp I'd figure. But did you know a lot of the others too?
Nov. 18th, 2006 05:30 am (UTC)
Re: Wait...Jeff didn't know these?!?!?!
Tee hee, yeah, I'm sure he does, Shoji-kun. ^_~ Guess I must be one of those 'older guys', too, then, 'cuz a good number of these were ingrained in what's left of my brain.

I knew #'s 1, 2, 3, 9, 11, 15 (I have the 45 rpm of that, & one or 2 of their others, as well), 16, 21, & 23, & had an inkling about 12, 13, & 20. I'm a child of the 70s/80s, y'know. Lots of cartoons & novelty songs in the ol' repertoire. In fact, one of my favourite albums I had as a kid was this 8-track:


My mom found the one we had, but it doesn't work anymore. Someday, I'm hoping to get another copy of it.
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