Opposites Attract! - A Song Game

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by gb66, Aug 29, 2015.

  1. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Been trying to think of a new song game for us to play. I thought of a few things but I'm not positive we haven't done some of these before. :)

    Here are some 'opposites' to ponder. Any song with one of these categories in the title or lyrics will do.

    Pretty/Ugly, Old/Young, In/Out, Funny/Sad, Good/Bad.

    (And please add more categories if you'd like to!)
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2015
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  2. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    "Pretty Baby" Written by Tony Jackson, during the Ragtime era.

    "Ugly Duckling" Sung by Danny Kaye in the movie Hans Christian Andersen

    "Ol Man River" From the musical Showboat.

    "Too Young" Sung by Nat King Cole.

    "In the Gloaming" An 1877 song.

    "We Can Work it Out" by The Beatles.

    "Funny Face" From the movie "Funny Face", sung by Fred Astaire.

    "Sad Eyes" Lyrics by Leo Sayer.

    "On The Good Ship Lollipop" by Shirley Temple.

    "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" by Jim Croce.
  3. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB
    Looks like the perfect game for Dr. Jekyell and Mr. Hyde. You know I
    was an adult before I realized that "Hyde" was a pun.

    In My Adobe Hacienda
    Going Out of My Head Over You

    Bridge Over Troubled Water
    Under the Bamboo Tree

    Up, Up in the Air in My Beautiful Balloon
    South of the Border Down Mexico Way

    Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolfe
    On the Good Ship Lollipop

    Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight
    Your Cold, Cold Heart

    Yours is My Heart Alone

  4. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Oops! I duplicated your Lollipop post, GB. "Shirley" a mistake.

    OK, here are some "goods" from the Music Man.

    1. Goodnight, My Someone
    2.Goodnight, Ladies
    3. And in the song "Sincere", we have these lyrics. "How can there be any sin in
    sincere? Where is the good in goodbye?"

    And here's a bonus from two guys named Paul and John who were in some sort
    of garage band.
    "Hello, Goodbye": yes, no; high, low; stop, go.

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  5. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    I got some (for one category)!!! Hi guys!!!


    OLD TIME ROCK AND ROLL, Bob Seger, 1979

    Here's the TOM CRUISE dance scene, from RISKY BUSINESS, 1983 movie

    YOUNG TURKS, Rod Stewart, 1981

    YOUNG LOVE, recorded by Sonny James and others, 1956

    JUST AN OLD FASHIONED LOVE SONG, Three Dog Night, 1975

    Enjoy, y'all!

    Later, 'gators

    Diane :D
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  6. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    And one more category:

    GO AWAY ///// COME BACK----------------

    GO AWAY LITTLE GIRL, Bobby Vee, 1962 (also recorded by others)

    HONEY COME BACK, Glen Campbell, 1970

    Enjoy, my friends.

    Diane :)
  7. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Good ones Rock and Diane! It's so good to know that you guys are there, day or night, when the bad stuff creeps in. You know, the pain and down feelings from being sick. :( (Hey, day or night fits this game!)

    Diane, I hope you're feeling better. I was wondering about you yesterday. Glad you're back.

    That video of Tom Cruise, Old Time Rock & Roll, reminds me of an episode on "The Nanny" tv show. Did any of you watch that show? Daniel Davis, who played Niles the Butler, did a spoof of Tom's scene, and he was so good at it. Thought he was better than Tom! :) GB
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  8. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Diane, Glad to see you were up for posting again. I remember Young Love. It
    was a big hit for two singers at the same time: Sonny James and Tab Hunter.
    That was back in my High School Days when Rock and Roll was new along with
    such other stupendous achievements as Cinemascope, television, the hula hoop,
    Scrabble, the automatic transmission, pop it beads, the poodle skirt and
    the ball point pen.

    A few more songs:

    I'll be over you "When the Grass Grows Over Me."
    I've Got You Under my Skin. (Cole Porter)

    You and Me by Henry Mancini. From the movie Victor Victoria which
    starred Robert Preston and Julie Andrews. The Music Man met
    Mary Poppins.

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  9. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi GB and Rock!

    I've missed posting with y'all. Just had some stuff going on, plus Kevin was under the weather with an ear infection, plus Faithy Cat had to go under anesthesia for teeth cleaning (yikes-6 extractions). Then the chasing of the cat for pain meds plus antibiotics. Plus there was the possibility that Faithy had Kidney Disease Stage 2. The kidney disease has now been downgraded to "highly likely to develop"). We've switched her food (low protein, low phosphorus), and she loves it. She'll get a blood test again in six months. So, yada yada yada. We've had some "stuff" going on here.

    Hope all is well with you, GB, and your recent medical appts. I think you mentioned xrays and how much they hurt. I agree. The tables are HARD, not comfortable at all. And when you have to do a stand up xray, oh how they can manipulate you, and then say: "well, that wasn't too uncomfortable, was it?" I just groan.

    Rock, I've been keeping up with you on the porch. I read these boards quite often, I just didn't feel like posting until yesterday. :)

    I LOVED "The Nanny". Here's the clip of NILES:


    I'll be back ... got to give this thread more thought. BTW, great topic, GB.

    Diane :D
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  10. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    I thought of two more --

    Rock already did "OVER/UNDER", so I'll add to his topic:

    SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW, Judy Garland, 1939

    UNDER THE BOARDWALK, The Drifters, 1964

    Enjoy! Diane :)
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  11. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Hi Diane, It sounds like your whole family has been having a difficult time! I hope all are better.

    I'm still in pain from whatever is wrong with my arm. I go back to the docs in a couple of weeks, guess I'll be having the MRI's.

    We had a kitty with medical issues a few years ago. He developed diabetes and we had to give him insulin shots every day. He lived for two more years but finally just wasted away. He had been about 20 pounds at one time, a beautiful Russian gray. He lived to be 18. Loved that cat.

    I enjoyed the videos. Thanks. GB
  12. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    "(Hey, day or night fits this game!)" Yes, it do, GB.

    Night and day, you are the one
    Only you beneath the moon, under the sun
    Whether near to me or far
    It's no matter darlin' where you are
    I think of you night and day

    By the sophisticated and witty Cole Porter.
    Where the blue of the night
    Meets the gold of the day
    Someone waits for me

    Bing Crosby's theme song.
    Now when the sun says good day to the mountains
    And the night says hello to the dawn
    I'm alone with my dreams on the hilltop
    And I can still hear his voice though he's gone

    The French Song. And old tune given new lyrics by Lucille Star
    in the 60s.

    What's this about your arm, GB? I don't remember you mentioning that.

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  13. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hey, GB, that's a lot of trouble in one area. I took a class about 30 years ago from a
    Professor who wore a cervical collar. He had a bone spur in his neck. And a co worker
    had one in her foot. Far as I know, both made good recoveries from surgery. They
    were younger than we though. That has to help.

    Anyway glad to hear the x ray process wasn't too bad. I got a bill from my doc a week
    or two ago. The biggest expense was for x rays. My doctor was investigating insurance
    plans. Wanted to know what to buy for his staff. He says it no longer matters what
    company you insure with. All the medical insurance plans sold in California now
    are Obamacare.

    Wouldn't it be nice to have a broken arm or strep throat or something that would
    get better? I'm so tired of these incurable conditions. I think we previously decided
    we both got sick about the same time. Decade after decade. Uff-da!