Hey everybody. Welcome to the fourth week of Name That Tune at Popdose. First, I want to thank David for running last week’s superb game. This week’s game can’t possibly be as cool, but it will try.

For those new to the game, here’s how it works: I have uploaded twenty-one very brief song clips. Most of the songs are well known; none of them are obscure, though there are a couple that may be less well known than songs in past games. The clips are drawn from a variety of styles and decades, from the 1960s to the present. 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).

There are two parts to this game. The first is guessing the songs themselves. The second part is guessing the puzzle song (clip 21). There’s no acrostic this time — the songs don’t spell anything — but the songs do all have something in common that should help with guessing the puzzle song. (And 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 ungessed after a day, I’ll upload longer clips.

The Rules (subject to modification in future games):

  • Maximum three guesses between updates of the list, to give everyone a chance to play.
  • Clip 21 may only be guessed once between updates.
  • 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.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:

    clip 21

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