New song game-1 word titles

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by ConfusedInPA, May 18, 2016.

  1. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi everybody,

    I don't think that we've played this song game already. I did searches for "one" and "word", and didn't get any relevant results.

    So, are y'all up for a new song game???? Is that a "YES" that I hear???? WooHoo!!!!


    ONE WORD for the title of the song.

    I'll start:

    MANDY, Barry Manilow


    MAGIC, Olivia Newton-John


    YESTERDAY, The Beatles


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    If this is a game we've played in the past, let me know and I'll ask a moderator to delete this thread.

    If not, please add your submissions!

    Happy listening, and remembering, and singing, and humming and .....

    Well, y'all get the idea! :) Have fun!

    Diane :D
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  2. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Okee Dokee

    How about that old favorite Trees? Based on the poem by Joyce Kilmer.
    I read the poem when I was a kid. I was surprised when my mother
    informed me that Joyce was a man.

    America aka My Country Tis of Thee.
    Chicago (That toddling town).

    Oklahoma
    Boulavogue, a song about a town in Ireland and a battle between the
    British and the Irish at the same time as our own Revolutionary War.
    Several versions on Youtube.


    Venus by Frankie Avalon, the 50's.
    Honey by Bobby Goldsboro, the 60's.

    Rock
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  3. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Good idea!

    "Evergreen"

    "Memories"

    "Delilah"

    "Donna"

    "Maybelline"

    "Lucille"

    "Clouds"

    "Serenade"
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  4. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Still, a song by singer-songwriter Bill Anderson. I first heard it
    on a Bing Crosby LP.

    Bill, from Showboat.
    Patches, a tragic song from 1962. Written and sung by
    Dickey Lee. (There is a more recent song by the same name.)

    Tammy, big hit for Debbie Reynolds.
    Vilja, from The Merry Widow operetta
    Harrigan, by George M Cohan

    Fascination, Tenderly, More
    Dixie, Whispering, Tomorrow.

    Rock
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  5. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Y'all are great at this game. Some songs I don't know (I'll have to look them up), some I remember fondly. :)

    I have more to add .................

    STILL, The Commodores featuring Lionel Richie


    ANGIE, The Rolling Stones


    BETH, Kiss


    ROSALITA, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band


    DESPERADO, Linda Ronstadt



    I'm all "music'd out" for the moment. I'll be back later!

    Hugs, Diane
  6. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    "Still" reminded me of "Till" by Tom Jones.

    "Chloe"

    "Clementine"

    "Sailing"

    "Maria"

    "Marie"
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  7. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi GB and Rock,
    We've got a great list on this thread!


    SHERRY, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons


    CANDIDA, Tony Orlando and Dawn


    HOME, Tony Orlando and Dawn (the "B" side of Knock Three times)


    MEMORY, Barbra Streisand (from the Broadway musical CATS)


    SHILO, Neil Diamond


    Enjoy!

    Diane :)

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  8. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    The "Still" you posted, Diane, is a different song than the one Bill
    Anderson wrote. Seems like almost every song has a new one w/
    the same name and every movie has been remade. No wonder
    our civilization is falling apart.

    There's also a "Mandy" by Irving Berlin. Several versions on
    Youtube. The song is almost a century old.

    OK, at the end of this post (if I remember) I will post the ultimate
    one-word song title. Can you guess what it is?

    Today, song by Randy Sparks of the Christie Minstrels.
    Yesterday by the Beatles. Yesterdays by Jerome Kern.
    Vincent by Don McLean, same guy what wrote American Pie.

    Sunny from the musical of the same name by Jerome Kern.
    Yes, there's a modern tune with the same name.
    Gigi, Glow Worm, Cecillia, Moonglow, Goodbye ,
    and Rose (recorded by Glen Yarbrough.

    "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"!

    Rock
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  9. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Rock ---

    All I can say is

    CONGRATULATIONS, Cliff Richard


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    Diane :D


    PS: Is that the longest one-word title song ever????? Seems to me like it is, or should be!!!!
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  10. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    In response to Diane's request (on the Porch) I am posting pics of some
    of Gordon's orchid photos.

    The first is a spotted vanda. (He spotted it at one of the orchid
    meetings. Ha Ha!) The second is a phaphiopedilum. And the third is a
    cymbidium.

    Yesterday was a long orchid day for Gordon. He spent the afternoon
    transporting orchids and helping with preparations at the LA
    Arboretum for the annual auction. The auction was in the
    evening. Generally brings in 2-3 thousand bucks for the club treasury.

    Growing orchids used to a hobby only for the wealthy, but such is
    no longer the case. If you grow orchids suitable for the climate where
    you live, you don't need a hot house. And modern science has made
    it possible to clone orchids so their cost has been greatly reduced.
    Minnesota's state flower is an orchid, but I never knew that till I
    met Gordon. The common name is pink and white lady slipper.
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    Orchids are kinda like whiskey. When you make a purchase, you
    are buying not only the product, but time. Just as whiskey is aged,
    most orchids take several years before they bloom. So the ones of
    blooming size cost more.

    Rock


    Update: Gordon just talked to the finance committee. The auction
    brought in about $5,000. Most of the plants were donated by
    the members or nurseries. Some were purchased. The net profit
    has not been determined. The biggest buyer bought so many plants
    he couldn't fit them all into his Mercedes, and had to have help in
    transporting them home.


    Gordon bought 3 plants and got one as a gift from a friend. One of
    the plants was supported by a wooden pole about 5 feet high. Took
    some maneuvering to fit that into the car.


    Diane, thanks for the icon. Nope, I can't think of any word longer than
    super etc. I think there might be some longer words that were created
    just to set the record though.
    Rock

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  11. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    Here are some titles suggested by Gordon.

    Imagine by John Lennon,
    Delilah sung by Tom Jones,
    Suspicion recorded by Elvis.

    Tonight, West Side Story,
    Jolene, Dolly Parton
    Sally, from the Musical of the same name.

    Rock
  12. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Anyone want to do two word titles next?

    "Only You"

    "Ebb Tide"

    "Mary Lou"

    Barbara Ann"

    "Only Yesterday"

    "My Buddy"
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  13. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Okee Dokee. Here are two for the money.

    High Noon
    Unchained Melody
    Jingle Bells

    Easter Parade (Irving Berlin)
    Embraceable You
    Poor Butterfly

    All Alone
    Mrs. Robinson
    Scarborough Fair

    Danny Boy
    The Rose
    Deep Purple

    Rock

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  14. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    "My Happiness"

    "True Love"

    "Purple Rain"

    "Tennesee Waltz"

    "Blueberry Hill"

    "Waltzing Matilda"

    "Bali Hai"

    "Endless Love"

    "Hound Dog"

    "Uptown Girl"
  15. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Very nice, GB. Maybe we should have a game where we work all these
    titles into a sentence.

    My happiness was waltzing with my true love Matilda on Blueberry Hill
    which, of course, is in Tennessee not too far from Bali Hai while my hound
    dog is being walked in the purple rain by an uptown girl who gives him
    endless love and pats.

    Rock

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  16. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    I like that story, very good!

    "Jingle Bells"

    "White Chrismas"

    "Sleigh Ride"

    "Blue Moon"

    "Siilver Bells"

    "Delta Dawn"
  17. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids, I had to do a lot of searching this morning. Not for song
    titles. For the notebook wherein I wrote 'em down. Uff-da! A
    mind is a terrible thing to lose.

    OK, here are four songs by America's greatest composer of the
    19th century, Stephen Foster.
    Nellie Bly, Some Folks, Gentle Annie., Beautiful Dreamer.

    Gentle Annie is also a song by the Irish composer Tommy Makem.

    Golden Earrings, Blue Skies, Blue Velvet, Red Wing.
    Strange Music, Lonely Boy, Lonely Street.

    California Dreamin, London Pride (Noel Coward), Faded Love.
    Rhinestone Cowboy, Wichita Lineman, Simple Gifts.

    Rock
  18. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Wow, I loved reading all the posts!!! Great job, y'all.

    I'll contribute with:

    PIANO MAN, Billy Joel


    DIFFERENT DRUM, Linda Ronstadt


    MONDAY MONDAY, The Mamas & The Papas


    MONY MONY, Tommy James & The Shondells


    DANCING QUEEN, ABBA


    That's it for now! :) Enjoy.

    We've been losing our internet connection the past several days, in the afternoon hours. So, Maybe Hopefully Comcast is done with their service interruptions!! Fingers Crossed!

    Later, 'gators,
    Diane

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  19. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Diane, I'd cross my fingers too, but it's hard to type that way.
    Good ta hear from ya. Hope your computer et. al. heals up. Here
    is some music from our Civil War.










    Is it possible to listen to Sullivan Ballou's letter without tearing up?
    His widow Sarah lived to be 80. She died when my dad as in
    grade school. For a more complete version of Sullivan's letter, see
    his bio on Wikipedia.


    The music is Ashoken Farewell by Jay Unger. Written about 20
    years before Ken Burns' documentary was made.

    Rock
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  20. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Just stopped in to say how impressed I am by y'all. I'm always too tired for my pea brain to be able to think of anything. I love the trip into the past when I see these songs you have posted. Blast From The Past, as they say.

    The only song which fits me is one from The Wizard of Oz, which I've tweaked a bit--If I Only Had A Brain.

    Love, Mikie
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