Hey everybody and environs. Welcome to the twenty-second claw-clicking week of Name That Tune at Popdose. What if there were no rules? Then we’d have to delete the boilerplate:

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. You may guess the puzzle song if you have already made your three regular 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-five 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, maybe even everybody else).

    There are two parts to this game. The first is guessing the songs themselves. The second part is guessing the puzzle song (clip 25). No acrostic this time. The first twenty-four songs have something in common that points 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 persistently unguessed, I’ll offer clues of dubious help.

    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
    21. clip 21
    22. clip 22
    23. clip 23
    24. clip 24

    And the Puzzle Song:
    The Puzzle Song

    I suggest subscribing to the comments on the post (click on “Track Comments”) to more easily follow the progress of the game. Play hard, but nice. But hard. Have fun!