Hee - I meant to do this a few months ago, when it first did the rounds of my f-list, but I'd forgotten about it, until seeing it on zorb's journal. So, having been reminded, I'm doing it now (before I forget again ::grin::).
Turns out this is a bit of a pain on my iTunes, since I have a lot of stuff that's just not applicable - lots of classical, and a couple of audio books, plus bird calls for all the birds in the western United States. Sorta hard to quote the "Olive Warbler," huh? And I have a LOT of opera, which would have been impossible, even for me. (No, I can't identify every bit of recitative in Don Giovanni, either). ::grin: In creating this, at least three-quarters of the things that come up just weren't quotable. So, these aren't the first twenty songs to come up - but hopefully they are all guessable. :D
I thought about being really evil and putting in the lyrics to a Gloria, and seeing if anyone could randomly guess which one it was. Bwahahahaha! (But in the end, I didn't). ::grin:: I did include one opera aria, but it's REALLY EASY (I was SO happy when this one came up so I could include it in good conscience), and I'm sure someone will be able to guess. And a few of the songs are difficult - at least they seem that way to me. So we'll see how it goes.
In case you don't know the drill, if you know the name and/or artist, make a comment. I'll cross songs off the list as they are guessed. :) And there are some showtunes in there, so for those, give me the song title and show title (extra points for naming the composer).
1. I've seen how you sparkle when fall nips the air I know you in autumn and I must be there - If Ever I Would Leave You from Camelot by Lerner and Loewe. Guessed by qill13, including extra composer points. :)
2. Always hoped that I'd be an apostle Knew that I would make it if I tried. Then when we retire we can write the gospels So they'll still talk about us when we've died. - The Last Supper from Jesus Christ Superstar, composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Tim Rice. Mostly guessed by dilettantiquity (including extra lyricist points). Song title guessed by cscottd
3. Know no fear I'll still be here tomorrow Bend my ear I'm not gonna go away You are love so why do you shed a tear?circumlocute was a bit TOO adamant about NOT knowing which of Robbie Williams' songs this was (methink she doth protesteth too much, or whatever as I mangle Shakespeare). And, of course, ladyguenivere knew that it was Heaven From Here, as I knew she would. :D
4. [Song title cut] mi ritmo; Bueno pa gosar mulata. cscottd guessed correctly that the band in question is Santana, and synergy (without need for clues) identified the song - Oye Como Va. Well done, everyone!
5. You and I are just like a couple of tots Running across the meadow Picking up lots of forget-me-nots - You Make Me Feel So Young, and yes, my version is by Frank Sinatra. (Who else? ::grin::). Guessed by gail_b.
6. And so today, my world it smiles, your hand in mine, we walk the miles - Thank You, by Led Zeppelin. Guessed by lysimache.
7. Will you make me some magic, with your own two hands? Can you build an emerald city with these grains of sand? Can you give me something I can take home? - By Meatloaf - I'd do Anything for Love (But I Won't do That). Guessed by dilettantiquity.
8. L'amour est enfant de Bohême, Il n'a jamais, jamais connu de loi, Si tu ne m'aimes pas, je t'aime, Mais je t'aime, prends garde a toi! - L'amour est un oiseau rebelle, or the Habañera, from Bizet's Carmen. All of which was guessed by lysimache. (cscottd knew that it was composed by Bizet).
9. The songs of birds seem to fill the wood That when the fiddler plays All their voices can be heard Long past their woodland days - The Mummer's Dance, by Loreena McKennitt. Guessed by cscottd.
10. I got me a car, it seats about twenty So c'mon and bring your jukebox money. - Love Shack by the B-52s. Guessed by qill13.
11. Doesn’t have a point of view, Knows not where he’s going to, Isn’t he a bit like you and me? - The Beatles, Nowhere Man. Guessed by dilettantiquity.
12. Oh, mirror in the sky, what is love? Can the child within my heart rise above - Fleetwood Mac, Landslide. One of my all-time favourite songs, guessed by dilettantiquity.
13. Come on baby let’s get out of this town I got a full tank of gas with the top rolled down If you won’t take me with you I’ll go before night is through - You Can Sleep While I Drive, by Melissa Etheridge. First to guess was qill13, who knew right off that it's by Melissa Etheridge, but it took her a minute to come up with the title. But come up with it she did!
14. No one belongs where they're not wanted You're just a ghost, and my heart is haunted When I said goodbye, you didn't even beg me to stay.cscottd knew that it's by Mary Chapin Carpenter, and munin came up with the title: What You Didn't Say
15. When I read the letter you wrote me It made me mad mad mad - D'Yer Maker, by Led Zeppelin. Guessed first by shellyk.
16. No-one on earth could feel like this. I’m thrown and overblown with bliss. - There Must Be an Angel (Playing With My Heart) by the Eurythmics. Guessed first by tabouli. :)
17. We get together Ohh, we get together But seperate's always better when there's feelings involved - Hey Ya, by OutKast. Yay for joy0823 for guessing!
18. Working for peanuts is all very fine But I can show you a better time - Drive My Car by the Beatles. First one to guess - cscotttd.
19. There's far too much to take in here More to find than can ever be found But the sun rolling high Through the sapphire sky Keeps great and small on the endless round - Circle of Life from The Lion King, by Elton John and Tim Rice. Guessed simultaneously by zorb and dilettantiquity. </b>
20. The bloody Church of England -- in chains of history -- requests your earthly presence at the vicarage for tea.My God by Jethro Tull. Kudos to robingrace for guessing this apparently rather tricky one! :)