Remember me? I was that guy who was awesome.
So, the other day I was talking with your fearless leader, Matt, and the topic turned into a game I’d been playing with myself in my own head for quite some time now. First, pick a topic. Then, you populate that topic with appropriate words. Then, you try to find a song that uses each one of those words in their lyrics. Here are the rules I use…
1) You can’t use the same song more than once, for any topic.
2) Within topics, you can’t use the same artist more than once.
3) The selected word has to be in the lyrics, but not necessarily in the title. If it’s in the title but not the lyrics, it doesn’t count.
4) You can look through your own music collection for help, but NO GOOGLE.
So let’s start off small, with a nice easy topic. I’ll post the list today, and in a few days I’ll post up my “answers.” Feel free to post your own answers below as comments. Super fan points go to whoever is the first to post a full list.
Today’s Topic – Colors
Six Degrees of Your iPod has become an excuse to embed several awesome songs into one equally as awesome post. Then, I tirelessly search for a comparison between the first and sixth song which would be significantly easier if I only liked The Beatles. Yes, I do believe that “In My Life” and “A Day in the Life” are quite connected. Unfortunately, my job becomes significantly harder when I attempt to link songs that have absolutely nothing to do with each other (which is what I often try to do). Let’s get to it.
1.) “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head” by B.J. Thomas.
This melancholic catchy tune was written for the movie Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid by Hal David and Burt Bacharach. Did you know that the song was initially offered to Ray Stevens and even Bob Dylan was reportedly offered the song. God, that would have been weird. B.J. Thomas took the assignment and the song propelled into a #1 hit and an academy award winner for best original song. Good choice B.J.
2.) “Happy Together” by The Turtles
3.) “Pure Love” by The Mountain Goats
4.) “I Want to Grow Up To Be a Politician by The Byrds
5.) “Imitation of Life” by R.E.M.
6.) “The One I Love” by David Gray
A great single off singer/songwriter David Gray’s seventh studio album. How am I going to compare these?
And it is judgment time. I believe I am stumped. This is close to an impossible task. A B.J. Thomas song from 1969 to a David Gray song from 2005. An Oklahoma boy and a musician from Cheshire, England. A Grey’s Anatomy episode was named after “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head” and David Gray’s last name rhymes with the first name of the show. That’s not good enough. Here is the best I can give you. Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head peaked at 12 on the U.S. Billboard Album charts while Life in Slow Motion, the album where “The One I Love” only hit #16 on the charts. Have anything better? I’m eager to hear what you can come up with!