NEW Song Games, coming soon!

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by ConfusedInPA, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi all,

    I've been reading, but not posting a lot. But this morning I got several thoughts about song games.

    I'll toss these ideas out to y'all -- vote yes or no. :) GB, you can take over with starting threads, if you like my ideas.

    1) NOVELTY SONGS -- wiki says these have been popular since the 1920s. I read through our list, and don't think we've had this topic. EXAMPLE:

    WITCH DOCTOR, David Seville, 1958

    I told the witch doctor
    I was in love with you
    I told the witch doctor
    I was in love with you
    And then the witch doctor
    He told me what to do

    2) WESTERN SONGS (or, perhaps country/western songs). EXAMPLE:

    DON'T FENCE ME IN, Roy Rogers, 1944
    Oh, give me land, lots of land under starry skies above
    Don't fence me in
    Let me ride through the wide open country that I love
    Don't fence me in


    MANIC MONDAY, The Bangles, 1986

    Have to catch an early train
    Got to be to work by nine
    And if I had an aeroplane
    I still couldn't make it on time
    'Cause it takes me so long just to figure out what I'm gonna wear
    Blame it on the train
    But the boss is already there


    VACATION, The Go-Go's, 1982
    All I ever wanted
    Had to get away
    Meant to be spent alone

    Just my two or three or more cents' worth! LOL

    Happy humming and singing.

    Hugs, Diane
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  2. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Diane, I think these are all great ideas too. I sent you a P.M. about some ways to do this. GB
  3. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Test test --

    trying to copy a video

    IT WORKS! I'll delete this silly post later. Just me, playin' around with the 'puter. :)

  4. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

  5. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    I'm gonna let GB start the new games............ :) She does a great job!!!!!!!

    Then I'll copy my videos to her posts. How's that sound?? Sounds good to me!

    Hugs y'all, Diane
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  6. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member


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  7. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    bumping to the top of the board. :)

  8. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    OK, Possible Categories.

    Songs about troubles and hard times sung by multi millionaires.
    (Frequently folk tunes.)
    Songs you think are great, but nobody else seems to have heard of.
    Songs you would really like to sing if only you had a decent voice.
    Songs associated with holidays other than Christmas. Or could be
    associated like "I've Been Workin' on the Railroad" would be perfect
    for Labor Day.

    Songs where you like the melody, but not the lyrics (or vice versa).
    My first choice would be "My Way". Great tune. Some of the lyrics are
    pretty vulgar though. "I ate it up and spit it out."
    Songs you like, but can't stand the singer associated with it. No, that's
    not a good category. Would irritate all the people who just love
    Barbra Streisand. (I mean whatever singer you have in mind.)

    Songs that pop into your head and won't go away.
    Songs that linger at the edge of your mind, but you can't quite
    think of. Like "Let's Get Away From It All."
    Songs you associate with some coworker, friend, family member who
    was always humming, whistling, playing them.
    Songs you think are just terrible, but nevertheless are successful and
    making lots of money for somebody.

    Songs that, Oh, well. That's enough.

  9. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member


    Songs about troubles and hard times, sung by multimillionaires: "Working 9 to 5" by Dolly Parton.

    Songs you think are great but nobody else seems to have heard of: "Paddlin Madeline Home".

    Songs you would really like to sing if only you had a decent voice: "Un Bel Di" from Madam Butterfly.

    Songs associated with holidays, other than Christmas: "Here Comes Peter Cottontail" for Easter. Or possibly, "Me and My Shadow" for Ground Hog Day.

    Songs you like the melody but not the lyrics or vice versa: "You Ain't Nothin' But a Hounddog" Nice melody, lyrics, not so much.

    Songs you like but can't stand the singer: "My Way" but don't care for Sinatra.

    Songs that pop into your head and won't go away: "Sixteen Going On 17"

    "Song that linger at the edge of your mind but you can't quite think of: "Don't Be Cruel"

    Songs you associate with someone who is always singing or humming them: "Row, Row, Row Your Boat".

    Songs you think are terrible but are/were successful and making money: "He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother". GB
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  10. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Well, Yumpin' Yimminee! As my Norskie relatives sometimes say. A veritable
    tour de force, GB. You are amazing! I didn't expect anybody to actually think
    of some songs. And you did all of them. Spot on! As Julie Andrews might say.

    If you were a little closer I'd give you first prize: A big hug and a couple
    cherry tomatoes from the garden. (We've been picking a couple tomatoes
    a day for the last ten days or so.) Last year we had so many we gave them
    to the neighbors, our mechanic, the chiropractor, and I can't remember who all.

    We had a plant that produced gold cherry tomatoes. I think the name was
    Sun Gold. They had even more flavor, but after a couple years the plant
    didn't come up again. Have to look around a see if I can find one at
    a nursery.

    Dolly Parton is a great example. She does work, but she doesn't have a
    mundane 9-5 job like most of us did. I don't care for Sinatra either. His voice
    wasn't too bad when he was young, but it got really raspy and unpleasant
    as he aged.

    Lots of stories about his enormous ego. I recently read a book about
    entertaining the troops during WW II. The author said Sinatra worked
    non stop and spent time visiting the guys in the hospital. I was surprised.
    Read Don Rickles book recently. He practically worshiped Sinatra. Got
    kinda tee-jus after the first 100 pages.

    Yes, I wish I could have sung Un Bel Di too. I would be thrilled to come back
    as a singer. Any sex or voice range (except bass). I read Butterfly's entrance
    aria has an optional High D flat at the end. That' a half step above High C.

    Remember Gary Larson's cartoon about "Row, Row, Row Your Boat"?

  11. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, I'm glad you got a kick out of my answers. I enjoyed the challenge! GB

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