(I think that's the right number...)
I've got a ton of stuff to do today, and it's the last Friday of summer, so here's a little light entertainment. As in previous editions, each of the two-word phrases on the list below should hopefully uniquely identify one pop song. If you think you recognize the song, post your guess in the comments, and post a two-word phrase of your own for other people to guess.
First, a few holdovers from the last round, which was all proper names:
- a) Jean Content
- b) Mojo Nixon
- c) Billy Idol
- d) Rocco Sifretti
While at least one of these people has recorded a song containing his own name, the songs I'm thinking of are not self-referential. Though one of the songs is by one of the people on the list.
And now, the new list:
- Erica Jong
- naughty nanny
- daddy's cue
- grey guitar
- lavender Lexus
- cavalcade of
- regal soubriquet
- up drivel
- Chik-Fil-A. Citing (*)
- slacks. She's (*)
- protein pills
- electric boots
- town predicts
- wicked strict
(* the punctuation indicates that the second word starts a new line)
A couple of these are pretty obscure, but some of them are from really well-known songs, so it ought to be a decent mix. Have at it.
4. Mr. Jones - Counting Crows
11. Space Oddity - David Bowie
And here one for each of those:
1. glaciers melting
2. special cup
6. "...anger and fear"
Mountain Goats, This Year
I got 4 and 11, like mike, but I also know #12: Bennie and the Jets.
2. Fat Bottomed Girls by Queen
b) "Punk Rock Girl" - Dead Milkmen
My contribution: "banyan tree"
9) "Army" - Ben Folds Five
11) "2001: A Space Oddity" - David Bowie
And now mine - "Bumblebee mouth"
9. "Army" by Ben Folds Five
I'll add again: "much humility"
3) "Maggie May" - Rod Stewart
12. "Benny and the Jets" - Elton John
Hmmm. I'll add: "pornographic priestess"
Whoops! Missed comment #3 entirely. Sorry! Do I get points for the artist?
Oh, Stephen, just beat me to it. But I'll up the ante:
3. "Maggie May" - Rod Stewart
To answer Mike, "special cup" is from "Today is Mine" by Jerry Reed. Boy, that's some old school country...
Okay, I need to stop getting interrupted while I do this and just post straight away.
10. "Twisting the Night Away" - covered by Rod Stewart
And "Pornographic priestess" is "I am the Walrus" by the Beatles.
Okay, back to work.
@Harry -- not the song I was thinking of. Interesting! I never noticed that before...
(try "Degeneration suits" instead.)
7: "porcelain monkey", Warren Zevon.
this should be easy: "roving career"
All the guesses to this point are correct. Though the version of "Twistin' the Night Away" that I have is the Sam Cooke original, not the Rod Stewart cover.
Off to move furniture, now...
1. "Highlands" by Bob Dylan
Then she says, "you don't read women authors, do you?"
Least that's what I think I hear her say,
"Well", I say, "how would you know and what would it matter anyway?"
"Well", she says, "you just don't seem like you do!"
I said, "you're way wrong."
She says, "which ones have you read then?" I say, "I read Erica Jong!"
"daddy's cue" appears in the song "Maggie May" by Rod Stewart
"grey guitar " appears in the song "Mr. Jones" by Counting Crows
"lavender Lexus" appears in the song "Denise" by Fountains of Wayne"
"Chik-Fil-A" is cited in the song "Army" by Ben Folds Five as a place of employment for a protagonist sporting a moustache and a mullet.
"protein pills" appears in the song "Body" by Bush
I didn't check my work against any lyric sites of teh Googlez, but now I'm digging for my iPod 'cause I want to listen to the songs.
I'm still gushing over the nine inch nails concert I went to the other night.