Name these songs and artists from the 70s and 80s

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  1. Auriaprottu

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    ...feel free to add your own. Taken from anywhere in the song. If you're over 30 and musically diverse, three of these should be very easy.

    1) "...I need your loving like the sunshine..."

    2) "...just a note that says 'I'm sorry' by your picture..."

    3) "...He'd buy a hundred pound of yeast and some copper line..."

    4) "...lightning strikes, maybe once, maybe twice..."

    5) "...we would not care to wake up to the nightmare that's becomin' real life..."
     
  2. Smiley321

    Smiley321 Member

    Apr 21, 2002
    Concord, Ca
    3 - Steve Earl, Copperhead Road
    4 - Stevie Nicks, Gypsy
    5 - Stevie Wonder, You Haven't Done Nothing

    1&2, no idea

    here's a few more:

    a) "I've got a baby's brain, and an old man's heart"

    b) "Cat's foot, Iron Claw, Neurosurgeons scream for more...."

    c) "I sell the things you need to be, I'm the smiling face on your TV"

    d) "Goodbye, little Robin Marie, don't try following me"

    e) "my heart is black, and my lips are cold"

    f) "back and forth I sway with the wind, resolution slips away again"
     
  3. Auriaprottu

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    You da man, Smiley. Bt #4 is technically Fleetwood Mac, not Stevie.

    c) "Cult of Personality" Living Colour
    d) "Seasons In the Sun" Terry Jacks (not sure)
     
  4. Smiley321

    Smiley321 Member

    Apr 21, 2002
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    wrong on d)
    Heh heh, the only thread suitable for that Terry Jacks song is "give me a lobotomy, I can't get this song out of my head"
     
  5. Cweedchop

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    Mar 6, 2000
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    21st Century Schidzoid Man - April Wine (I don't know who did the original but April Wine did a kick ass remake on their "Harder Faster" album...
     
  6. whirlwind

    whirlwind New Member

    Apr 4, 2000
    Plymouth, MI, USA
    C is "Cult of Personality", not D.

    A is Alice Cooper's "Eighteen".

    "20th Century Schizoid Man" was originally King Crimson, I believe.

    Some new ones:

    g) People think I'm insane because I am frowning all the time

    h) All the world's indeed a stage and we are merely players, performers and portrayers, each another's audience outside the gilded cage

    i) They carry news that must get through, to build a dream for me and you; they choose the path that no one knows
     
  7. NotAbbott

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    Oct 11, 1999
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    g) Black Sabbath, "Paranoid"
    h) Rush, "Limelight"
    i) Dammit, I know this, but it's not coming to me.

    and,

    j) "Two down, there you go, it's MacArthur Park in the driving snow."
    h) "If depth of feeling were a currency, then I'm the man who grew the money tree."
    i) "I dial it in and tune the station, they talk about the U.S. inflation"

    Later,
    COZ
     
  8. Auriaprottu

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    No Quarter- Led Zeppelin

    j) "...banking off of the northeast wind, sailin' on a summer breeze..."

    k) "...but when you've cried like a baby and you've felt like hell..."

    l) "...I said 'Hi', she said, 'Yeah...I guess I am..." (I don't know the artist here myself)
     
  9. Smiley321

    Smiley321 Member

    Apr 21, 2002
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    Wall of Voodoo, Mexican Radio
     
  10. Smiley321

    Smiley321 Member

    Apr 21, 2002
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    First is Nilsson "Everybody's talkin"

    second is "Ariel" by David Friedman(?)

    Times up on my first post: goodbye Robin Marie is Mountain, "Nantucket Sleighride"
    Black Heart, Cold Lips - Blue Oyster Cult, "Cities on Flame"
     
  11. Conor74

    Conor74 New Member

    Aug 12, 2002
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    Hmm. Remixed by some Dance/Jungle group in the UK in the mid 90's - could have been Baby D. Think the original was summat like "Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime".
     
  12. Auriaprottu

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    Re: Re: Name these songs and artists from the 70s and 80s

    You're right on the title. The original (@1979) is from a UK group called the Korgis. It was also covered by the Dream Academy in the 80s.

    Smiley, you're killing us with your knowledge. I didn't expect to get the Stevie Wonder one back so fast. Also, I admit that I thought "Everybody's Talkin'" was Glen Campbell. I didn't know it was Nilsson. I'll have to bring out bigger guns in a couple of posts.

    Time's up on my original #2. It was Please, Mister, Please- Olivia Newton-John.
     
  13. Conor74

    Conor74 New Member

    Aug 12, 2002
    SW Ireland
    Okay, try these 80's hits.

    1) Un homme dans une gare isolee.
    2) You follow me, and I, I, I'll follow you.
    3) I don't wanna touch you too much baby.
    4) And if the mountains should crumble.
    5) And you wanted to dance so I asked you to dance.
     
  14. Auriaprottu

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    2) Alive and Kicking- Simple Minds
    4) The Unforgettable Fire- U2
    5) Save a Prayer- Duran Duran
     
  15. Auriaprottu

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    m) "...I kept drinking, sinking, 'til there was nothing left of me..."

    n) "...let me hear you sing once more, like you did before..."

    o) "...till he stepped in front of the railroad train..."

    p) "...and please do not ever look for me, and with me you will stay..."
     
  16. Smiley321

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    Apr 21, 2002
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    Re: Re: Re: Name these songs and artists from the 70s and 80s

    The most unlikely one to me was the Steve Earl song. Until about two years ago, I'd never heard of him. Then, I went with a friend to one of his concerts out of boredom. (I didn't much like him, I thought copperhead road was very ordinary for a greatest hit)
     
  17. Conor74

    Conor74 New Member

    Aug 12, 2002
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    Correct, (1) was Visage's "Fade to Grey" and (3) is Def Leppard's "Love Bites".
     
  18. whirlwind

    whirlwind New Member

    Apr 4, 2000
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    Almost thought that one was Led Zeppelin's "Thank You"...

    If the mountains should tumble to the sea
    There would still be you and me
     
  19. whirlwind

    whirlwind New Member

    Apr 4, 2000
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    Okay, try these.

    Q) I've listened to preachers, I've listened to fools / And most of the dropouts, who make their own rules

    R) It's hard to leave when you can't find the door

    S) I've got some groceries, some peanut butter, to last a couple of days

    T) Quickly, check the hands on the clock, it's eight oh five, it's time to rock...
     
  20. Auriaprottu

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    r) Life's been good- Joe Walsh
     
  21. jmh30

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    Ozzy, Crazy Train
     
  22. NotAbbott

    NotAbbott Member

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    Talking Heads, "Life During Wartime"
     
  23. bigsmooth

    bigsmooth New Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Washington, DC
    My offerings:

    1)Doctor says you're cured
    But you still feel the pain
    Aspirations in the clouds but your hopes
    Go down the drain

    2) While the armies were off sleeping
    Beneath the tattered flag we'd made
    I had to stop my tracks for fear
    Of walking on the mines I'd laid

    3) You were a souped-up car
    In that rent-a-go-cart town
    And I miss you
    I miss you, girl
     
  24. Auriaprottu

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    1) No one is to blame- Howard Jones
    2) Fortress Around My Heart- Sting
     
  25. Auriaprottu

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    m) "...I kept drinking, sinking, 'til there was nothing left of me..."

    n) "...let me hear you sing once more, like you did before..."

    o) "...till he stepped in front of the railroad train..."

    p) "...and please do not ever look for me, and with me you will stay..."

    Still no guesses on these?
     

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