Step 1: Put your MP3 player or whatever on random.Unfortunately, right now I’ve got only Latin Jazz on my iPod. No words whatsoever.
Step 2: Post the first line from the first 25 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing the song.
Step 3: Post and let everyone you know guess what song and artist the lines come from.
Step 4: Strike through when someone gets them right. I'll put it in italics if the title has been gotten, but not the artist.
Step 5: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is CHEATING.
So I decided that I would go through my iTunes library and select songs. Since I’ve been accused by some in the Atheosphere of being elitist and snobbish, I wanted everyone to see the kind of musical drivel I sometimes enjoy. Here are the first lines, although I use the word “lines” loosely.
- A-wha a-wha
- Ayyyyyy-hey. Oh, yeah, baby
Bomp-b-b-bomp Bang bang shoot ‘em up
- Botch-a-me I’ll botch-a-you
Deh dum ah-tah dum ah-tah dum ah doot-doo
- Dig, man [HINT: spoken, not sung]
- Don don-don don
- Doo doo-dee-oot doot doo doo-dee-oot
Fee-fee fie-fie fo-fo fum
- Gadji beri bimba clandridi
- Hey-ey-ey hey-ey-ey
- I wonder wonder who who-oo-oo who
- Ohhh oh-oh oh wha-ah-ah
- Oh-oh-oh yes
- Ooga chaka ooga ooga
- Oo yeah-eh-eh-eh yeah
Salt peanuts, salt peanuts Splish splash
- Uh-heyyyyyyyyyy do it now
- Whoa-oh-oh I
Yip-yip yip-yip yip-yip yip-yip
[NOTE: Italics didn't show up so well with these nonsense syllables, so for clarity's sake I've added red as well. Evo came up with a novel twist: right artist(s), wrong song. That's what the blue is for.]
[CHALLENGE: Somewhere on this page is a nonsense line that never existed, but it's made from two different nonsense lines that did. I thought some wiseass would call me on it, but nope. So: (1) What's the line that never was, and what are the two lines that it's made from? (2) What are the names of the songs? (3) Name the artists that recorded them. Question 3 is ambiguous, since one of those lines was recorded by many artists. But since I have neither of those songs in my iTunes library, I'll accept any artist that recorded either of them.]