Name That Tune – Round 1

Round one is complete. Results and answers inside.

Chris9
Heather8
Nibbish6
Luke5
Melissa4
Novak4
Randy4
HJ3
Pope3
Punman3
Aaron2
Beau2
TDO2
Andrew0
Brooks0

Chris took what I thought would be a big lead, until Heather came in at the last minute and nearly matched his score. This was hard (and you let me know) with the lower charting songs, and random.org not being kind at times. I was accused of cruelty for some songs and for songs I left out. Again, blame random.org.

1969 #5 “Everyday People”– Sly and the Family Stone
1962 #31 “Don’t Break the Heart That Loves You” — Connie Francis
1966 #66 “If I Were a Carpenter” — Bobby Darin
1961 #79 “Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour (On the Bedpost Overnight?)” — Donegan

1978 #19 “”If I Can’t Have You” — Yvonne Elliman (Saturday Night Fever)
1970 #31 “Sign Sealed Delivered” — Stevie Wonder
1972 #61 “Day Dreaming” — Aretha Franklin
1978 #87 “Life’s Been Good” — Joe Walsh

1987 #5 “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” — Starship
1989 37 “When I’m with You” — Sherrif
1982 #54 “Why Do Fools Fall in Love” Diana Ross
1984 #78 “Thriller” Michael Jackson

1995 #5 “On Bended Knee” — Boyz II Men
1996 #46 “Why I Love You So Much” / “Ain’t Nobody” — Monica
1992 #61 “Keep on Walkin'” — CeCe Peniston”
1990 #98 “Thieves in the Temple” — Prince

2000 #9 “Bent” — Matchbox Twenty
2002 #26 “Wasting My Time” — Default
2009 #63 “No Surprise” – Daughtry
2007 #84 “Cyclone” — Baby Bash featuring T-Pain

2016 #14 “My House” — Flo Rida
2015 #38 “Jealous” — Nick Jonas
2014 #56 “Sing” — Ed Sheeran
2019 #86 “Good as You” — Kane Brown

Interesting tidbits.

  • Chris had 3 correct answers from spots 3-4
  • Heather was the only player to ace a decade (80s, no surprise to me)
  • Jealous by Nick Jonas was correctly answered by all who played that one, and I’ve never heard of it.
  • On Bended Knee was the incorrectly answered several times as “I’ll Make Love to You”
  • I received several in-game complaints with the similar message of “WTF. Where is all the grunge and alternative in the 90s” or “What is up with all the R&B”. Sorry, blame random.org
  • 1990s_two had zero correct answers, but also had many inccorrect artist guesses. Aaliyah, Brandi, Alicia Keys, Toni Braxton.
  • 1990s_one had the most correct artist guesses when the player could not get the song
  • Randy was the only player to attempt more than two 60s tunes, and he took 3/4.
  • 60s and 70s tied for least played, with the 70s getting the least correct guesses. Turns out I would have most likely scored the best in the 70s.
  • 2000s earned the most points with 15 correct answers.
  • Thriller was quite the anomaly in spot 4. It was released at the end of the year and therefore didn’t get enough airplay/sales to rank high on that year end chart. It would have probably been one of most correctly guessed songs, but only one player attempted it.
  • “Bent” earned the most points with 8 correct, closely followed by “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” and “Everyday People” with 7 correct.

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  1. Andrew Rustleund’s avatar

    Turns out I don’t know anything about popular music. There’s only two on that whole list I would have gotten.

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  2. daneekasghost’s avatar

    I actually would have got the Bobby Darin song because Heartless Bastards did a cover of it.

    If I listened to all 24, I might have got 3 with that one included.

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  3. Beau’s avatar

    I played all 24 for fun and got 3

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  4. mbnovak’s avatar

    I might have gotten 3 more – “If I Were A Carpenter” (would have been lyrics, not the name of the song) – “Thriller”, and “Sign, Sealed, Delivered”.

    Having no sense of where things fell, and the random aspects made this super tough. Going into it, I was thinking it was going to be a lot easier for a lot of people – I’m actually really glad it was as challenging as it is. Please don’t think that’s a complaint. It makes those top scorers seem really impressive too.

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  5. nibbish’s avatar

    I might have gotten two or three in addition to the six I did get (ALL from 2000 and 2010) if I had expanded to all 24. My lack of knowledge of R&B was coming for me.

    For those who are wondering where all the alt rock was in the 90s, a lot of the stuff we think of as omnipresent generally didn’t make it above 50 or so. It was a LOT of Mariah Carey and Boyz to Men type stuff, which is why I avoided that decade as much as I could in this game.

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    1. hungry joe’s avatar

      Yeah, that worried me about the 90s too.

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  6. Prestidigititis’s avatar

    Is it possible to hear the tidbits you played? I’m curious as to how difficult these were to identify.

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    1. adobery’s avatar

      I’ve deleted the canned email responses, but I’ll move the songs on Google Drive to a shared folder tonight and let you, or anyone else who wants to, have at it.

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    2. adobery’s avatar

      Here is a link to a folder with all of this round’s songs.

      Round 1 Songs

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