By Rob Wynne
On November 4, 2017
Today’s challenge is to post a song with a number in the title. So here’s R.E.M.’s “Pop Song 89”
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Hello. I saw you. I know you. I knew you. I think that I remember your name… … … … Should we talk about the government? …
(how’d I do on lyrics recall? I didn’t play the video -- lol -- huge REM fan but it’s been a few years since I heard that one)
That’s the one.
Here is one from my childhood-Zager and Evans, “In The Year 2525:
OMG -- this was a real song before that show Cleopatra 2525???
this is the only way I’d ever heard it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2ZRSwul7cE
This song popped up in my head earlier, when my daughter was mentioning that she graduates in 2020.
Kelly Sucy I had never heard of that show. Gina Torres, huh.
I loved that show. it was paired with a Bruce Campbell show called Jack of All Trades, that I also loved.
Rob Wynne it was the theme of Jack of All Trades sister show Cleopatra 2525
I know. I was saying that I loved both of htem, and they aired together.
Yeah -- that was on Fox late -- I remember watching both after closing shifts at Starbucks 15-ish years ago, so about midnight or 12:30?
Gotta be this one for me -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWBvcJAXwu4
I think this is the ultimate number song 🙂 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUAYeN3Rp2E
My entire life. My. Entire. Life. I have NOT been able to figure out mathematically the title of that song. It drives me batty.
Deborah: According to Robert Lamm, who wrote it:
“I was living with a bunch of hippies up above Sunset Strip. One of the advantages of this particular house was that it was in the Hollywood Hills and I could look out over the city late at night. I wanted to try to describe the process of writing the song that I was writing. So, ‘waiting for the break of day, searching for something to say, flashing lights against the sky’ -- there was a neon sign across the city. That song came from the fact that it was 25 or 6 to 4 a.m. in the morning when I looked at my watch -- I was looking for a line to finish the chorus.
Most songs that were written, especially in the early days, whenever I got them to the band and we started rehearsing them, that’s when the songs took shape -- once these guys got hold of them. There was definitely a lot of raw material, I thought it was a song when I wrote the words down, I wrote the changes down and I brought the charts to rehearsal, but it wasn’t really a song until they all played it.”
Rob beat me to it -yep, it’s the time of day. 25 or 26 minutes to 4:00. Basically he’s so tired he can’t tell if it’s 3:35 or 3:36am. XD
Angela Margitan My brain can’t process this right now. I think I need some chocolate to adjust. 😀
Analog watch, it’s not that much difference between the times -- especially if the hands are a bit misaligned. 🙂
Neun und nuenzig luftballons
What’s with FB not allowing me to edit posts?
Here’s one that’s hopeful not messed up like the last one https://youtu.be/FJhWdaE69LI
Have acouple of Tull tracks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vxak1EJ4CW0 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5_AGxor8Ek
What is this challenge?
One Tin Soldier https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKx0tdlxMfY
Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
Mambo no. 5 by Lou Bega
(Trying again.) The Moody Blues, “22,000 Days”. A song about human mortality. I did the math; that’s about 60 years and 3 months.
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son https://youtu.be/PptHWHfnCnY
Just to be contrary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBQWsBiM5YY
Tool Forty Six and 2. https://youtu.be/Tja6_h4lT6A
U2 -- Hawkmoon 269 (I Need Your Love)
30000lbs of Bananas:
I really wish the writers of “Office Space” (US version) would have had the characters mention this incident in passing at the water cooler at Dunder Mifflin.
oh, and NOW I see that I repeated you… (was lost in the up scroll…) Sorry!
99 Red Balloons
Love Potion #9 -- The Searchers
Thirty Thousand Pounds of Bananas. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfFM4Ilt4Rs
Oops- Heather Munn beat me to it… (but this version has the bonus endings…)
so, I have to come up with another…
Eight Days A Week -- The Beatles
That’s okay. It allows us to ask the critical question:
“Harry Chapin: Greatest Stories Live” — great live album, or GREATEST live album? 🙂
Great minds 🙂
From my youth, https://genius.com/The-beatles-revolution-9-lyrics
Kind of surprised this wasn’t here already.
Am I seriously the first one to post this? With all of you SF fans out there? 😀
I’ve never heard *Queen’s* version. Wow. I didn’t know who wrote it.
Brian May (guitarist for Queen) wrote the song.
We, of course, are quite familiar with Vixy & Tony’s fantastic cover of it. 🙂
Rob Wynne, I’ll admit now that my brain went tilt because my 1st thought was that Queen did a cover of a Vixy & Tony song.
And Brian May is also an astrophysicist, for those who aren’t aware. 🙂
Oh, and of course … Number 9. Number 9. Number 9. Number 9
That *thing* exists?!
Also … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dorzcuKlqZk
And it figures a performer that goes by “Five for Fighting” would have a few songs with numbers in them.
And just so you know I’m not cheating, these all popped into my head without googling “songs with numbers in title”! 🙂
I’ll bet my lunch money that “Five For Fighting” is a hockey fan.
Oh wait, I remembered another one! 🙂
One of my favorite songs of all time.
John Cage. 4’33
And you couldn’t be bothered to include a link to a recording? for shame! 🙂
I figured everyone knew it by memory already 🙂
I find most people get tripped up by that weird key change at 3:10…
Still can’t sing this one without choking up
If we’re not gonna limit ourselves to integers…..
(I’ll stop now 😉 )
Has to be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0kJdrfzjAg -- “A simple boy meets girl song… complicated by the presence of a motorcycle.”
Suzanne Vega looks absolutely spellbound. Either that or is thinking ‘and I have to follow that?’
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