UPDATE: Longer clips have been added for songs 1, 3, 9, and 13.
Hey folks. This is the first of a planned series of games of Name That Tune. Each of them is also a puzzle. Here’s how this one works:
I have uploaded twenty-one very brief song clips. Most of the songs are famous; none of them are obscure. They are drawn from a variety of styles and decades, from the 1950s 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). The first letters of the names of the musicians for songs one through twenty spell a clue to the identity of song 21. (And if song 21 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.
The Rules (subject to modification in future games):
- Maximum 3 guesses between updates of the list, to give everyone a chance to play. (Updates will be made in the comments, filling in the spaces with the correct guesses so people can see the puzzle coming together.)
- 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 song clips:
- Clip 1
- Clip 2
- Clip 3
- Clip 4
- Clip 5
- Clip 6
- Clip 7
- Clip 8
- Clip 9
- Clip 10
- Clip 11
- Clip 12
- Clip 13
- Clip 14
- Clip 15
- Clip 16
- Clip 17
- Clip 18
- Clip 19
- Clip 20
And the Big Puzzle Clip:
If you’d prefer to download all the clips at once, we have a zip file and an rar file.
I suggest subscribing to the comments on the post (click on “Track Comments”) to more easily follow the progress of the game. Have fun!