Name That Tune, Game Thirty-One

Written by Music, Name That Tune

Hey everybody, welcome to the thirty-first scalp-scalding week of Name That Tune at Popdose. In these troubled times, a few simple rules can be a great comfort:

The Rules:

  • MAXIMUM THREE GUESSES between updates of the list, to give everyone a chance to play. An update of the list is when I post the entire list of correct guesses.
  • The Puzzle clip may only be guessed once between updates, but may still be guessed if you have used up your regular three guesses.
  • While I’m not going to be a stickler for spelling and punctuation, you must guess the correct musician and song title to a close approximation.

How the game is played: I have uploaded twenty-one very brief song clips. Most of the songs are well known; none of them are obscure. The clips are drawn from a variety of styles and decades. It’s likely that you’ll find a few of them instantly recognizable, while a few others you won’t know at all (but other people will, and they’ll probably be smug about it, too). There are two parts to this game. The first is guessing the songs themselves. The second part is guessing the puzzle song (clip 21). Once again, we’re doing an acrostic game: This time, the first letter of the name of the ARTIST for the first 20 clips spells out a clue to the identity of the puzzle song. (And of course, if the puzzle song is guessed early, that ought to help nail down the rest of the songs.) Some songs may go unguessed the first time round. If songs remain unguessed after a day, I’ll upload longer clips.

And here are the clips:

  1. clip 1
  2. clip 2
  3. clip 3
  4. clip 4
  5. clip 5
  6. clip 6
  7. clip 7
  8. clip 8
  9. clip 9
  10. clip 10
  11. clip 11
  12. clip 12
  13. clip 13
  14. clip 14
  15. clip 15
  16. clip 16
  17. clip 17
  18. clip 18
  19. clip 19
  20. clip 20

And the Puzzle Song:
The Puzzle Song

I suggest subscribing to the comments on the post to more easily follow the progress of the game. Remember — please! — NO MORE THAN THREE GUESSES between updates of the list. Have fun in disproportionate measure!