Musical Lexicon – “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”

4 Feb

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

Red
Orange
Yellow
Green
Blue
Purple/Violet
Black
Grey
White

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3 Responses to “Musical Lexicon – “Somewhere Over the Rainbow””

  1. Matt Coleman February 4, 2011 at 11:50 pm #

    Alright, as fearless leader I feel like I should take a swing at this. Let’s see if I can hit a homerun! That’s lame. Here we go. If I used my iPod I would be cheating, trust me!

    Red – “Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer” by Christmas
    Orange – “Orange Sky” by Alexi Murdoch
    Yellow – “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” by Elton John
    Green – “Green Tambourine” The Lemon Pipers
    Blue – “Mr. Blue Sky” by ELO
    Purple/Violet – “Purple Rain” by Prince
    Black – “Back in Black” by AC/DC
    Grey – “Put on a Happy Face” from Bye Bye Birdie
    White – “White Room” by Cream

    YEAH! Knocked it out with Rebecca. Next?

  2. DaveH February 5, 2011 at 12:04 am #

    Chevelle – Seeing Red
    R.E.M. – Orange Crush
    Beatles – Yellow Submarine
    The Dirty Heads – Neighboorhood
    M83 – We Own The Sky
    Gogol Bordello – Start Wearing Purple
    Pink Floyd – Us and Them
    Streetlight Manifesto – Down, Down, Down To Mephisto’s Cafe
    Iglu & Hartly – Jump Out Of Your Car

    Took the easy way out on 4 of ’em (with color in title).
    They were the first that came to mind.
    Surprised the list wasn’t BBROYGBVGW

  3. Abby February 5, 2011 at 12:38 am #

    Red – Red Barchetta (Rush)
    Orange – We Were Made For Each Other (Jack’s Mannequin)
    Yellow – Yellow Submarine (The Beatles)
    Green – Jack in the Green (Jethro Tull)
    Blue – Tim McGraw (Taylor Swift)
    Purple/Violet – Purple Haze (Jimi Hendrix)
    Black – Black Magic Woman (Santana)
    Grey – Touch of Grey (Grateful Dead)
    White – White Wedding (Billy Idol)

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