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Please Allow Me to Introduce Myself; I'm a Man of Wealth and Taste

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Recognize that as the opening lyric of a classic rock song? Maybe a good tune for a workout? If you don't, you should.

Once again, I reformatted and reloaded ye olde mp3 player that lives its life at the bottom of my gym bag. Yes. it's waterproof and in the summer I swim with it too. I love exercise BECAUSE of the music and I would hate it viscerally if I did not have music. Maybe your exercise music needs a refresher or update? Maybe you don't pay enough attention to whatever they play at the gym/ Maybe you are tired of what they play, over and over? And so...

Back on March 7, 2012 and periodically since though not recently (and at a far earlier stage of ill-deserved - and my now decidedly waning Sparky fame) , I blogged about how I find the intrinsically boring activity of working out, well, boring if done in silence. For me, having music that motivates me (and that I like) is simply everything about a successful workout.

Seven prior blogs during the course of 2012 presented some workout music that I like, and presented a game wherein songs and artists could be guessed. Many songs remain un-guessed from the first six blogs; check them and see if you know any.

Since then, I have concluded that age-wise (and maybe weight-wise too) I am right under the fat part (pun intended) of the bell curve of the Sparky demographics. If I know the songs and remember them, you should too. Most of you, anyway.

As I also first explained on March 7, 2012, one of the first things I bought for myself when I got serious about exercise was a good, high-capacity mp3 player with comfy, noise-cancelling headphones for land and complete waterproof operation for the pool. Many of you who have gotten to know me, also know that I even did this before new workout shoes (yes I am a nut, but by being here this fact about me you also already know). I have upgraded the workout shoes since, admittedly. Twice, now.

I like my workout music a lot; I really do. I gets me going miles and miles and miles, on land September-May, and in the pool in the summer (did I ever mention that I miss swimming?). Right now I'm closing in on about 200 days until the start of the pool season.

With some musical suggestions from Thing 1 (my 17-year old daughter- hint) I again reloaded, 3,200-song mp3 player. Reloaded with what music? Dare you ask, for you are going to be sorry you wondered this. Because, once again, - YOU GET TO GUESS! Hang on, it's yet another Sparky quiz (the 8th in a series) and here goes:

Step 1: I have yet again put my 3,200-song list on my mp3 player on random shuffle. Most but not all of the songs tend to bounce along lively. I graduated high school in 1979; the fat part of my musical bell shaped curve is from about then through perhaps 1985. That being said, my kids have endeavored to keep me current and not yet musically fossilized so I have a little bit of newer stuff too. Many friends also attempt to broaden my tastes; generally I resist but occasionally I succumb.

Step 2: I have posted the lyrics from the first line from the first 30 songs that played, no matter how embarrassing or obscure. Or obvious. In the circumstance that the song starts out as a dead giveaway (ex. Can't Buy Me Love by The Beatles), a different stanza is offered up.

Step 3: Your job is to guess the artist and title correctly. Now and then as my time affords, I will edit this blog to bestow the first-correct-answerers with due mention. And I will give you credit as first in with a correct guess. I am sole judge, jury and executioner in terms of near guesses. Think Alex Trebek. On Jeopardy, Alex would not give a half point for an artist without a song title or vice versa; nor will I.

Step 4: If your are a former, current or aspiring DJ try and constrain yourself to the five most obscure ones you know, so as to give others a chance. As always, looking them up on Google or any other search engine is CHEATING.

Now its dawn on an unusually cold Saturday morning here on the Eastern Seaboard, but I'm an early riser and I hope to see a bunch of guesses roll in before long. The early bird gets the worm.... Here goes, once again, and good luck!...

1. I want to tell you a story, every man ought to know
2. I walk along the avenue. I never thought I'd meet a girl like you. - I Ran / A Flock of Seagulls (ANDREA)
3. You change your mind like a girl changes clothes - Hot n Cold/Katy Parry (PITTSBURGH DEBBIE)
4. Seven thirty seven coming out of the sky - Travelin' Band / CCR (PITTSBURGH DEBBIE)
5. Black and orange stray cat sittin' on a fence - Stray Cat Strut / Stray Cats (LULUBELLE)

6. I never knew how complete love could be ‘til she kissed me and said
7. I’m a model you know what I mean - I'm Too Sexy/Right Said Fred (STEVE NICKS)
8. Backstroke lover always hiding beneath the covers - Walk This Way/Aerosmith (STEVIE NICKS)
9. Spread out now Rosie, doctor come cut loose her mama's reins
10. I was lying on the grass of Sunday morning of last week - Steal My Sunshine / Len (ANDREA)

11. Come out Virginia, don't let me wait - Only the Good Die Young / Billy Joel (COLTSMERE)
12. Under a blood red sky, a crowd has gathered in black and white - New Year's Day/U2 (SUZIE)
13. I took her out it was Friday night - What's My Age Again? / Blink 182 (ANDREA)
14. Let me tell you about a girl I know, had a drink about an hour ago - Date Rape/Sublime (ANDREA)
15. When I was younger, so much younger than today - Help/Beatles (PICKIE98)

16. I left a good job in the City - Proud Mary/CCR or Tina Turner (PICKIE98)
17. It was early morning yesterday; I was up before the dawn - Goodbye Stranger / Supertramp (KEN)
18. Talking away; I don't know what I'm to say - Take on Me /Aha (BABE)
19. Well I never kept a dollar past sunset; it always burned a hole in my pants
20. I would walk ten miles on my hands and knees - Tuff Enuff / Fabulous Thunderbirds (KEN)

21. I come home in the morning light; my mother says “When are you going to live your life right?” - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun / Cindy Lauper (JEANNIE)
22. Nobody on the road; nobody on the beach - Boys of Summer / Don Henley or The Ataris (ANDREA)
23. You make a guy feel humble; I make a fool of myself again
24. Please allow me to introduce myself; I'm a man of wealth and taste - Sympathy for the Devil / The Rolling Stones (PITTSBURGH DEBBIE)
25. Well I saw the thing coming out of the sky; it had the one long horn, one big eye - Purple People Eater/ Sheb Wooley or George Thorogood (PICKIE98)

26. I get knocked down but I get up again - Tubthumping / Chumbawamba (PITTSBURGH DEBBIE)
27. Your eyes tell me how you love me
28. Here comes Johnny, singing oldies goldies
29. When I'm out walkin', I strut my stuff - yeah, I'm so strung out - Blister in the Sun / Violent Femmes (KEN with a nod to STEVIE NICKS, who also knew I think)
30. Have you heard the story of the hot rod race, where the Fords and Lincolns were settin' the pace? - Hot Rod Lincoln / Commander Cody (PICKIE98)
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  • MUGABI123
    Love your list....heading out for a walk now myself....with my tunes!
    449 days ago
  • JO74555
    Hey There Georgie Girl - The Seekers. It's a cute lil diddy that gets me started on the stationery bike :) ***realize you weren't asking for suggestions :D
    2447 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/28/2013 7:43:57 PM
  • BOSS61
    Didn't plan for a bean-spilling post, but I guess most were guessed by now.
    2448 days ago
  • JUNEPA
    Great play list !!
    I googled the first line, then listened to them all on youtube
    Cheating for the ID, but a fun listen

    1.I want to tell you a story, every man ought to know
    ................Treat Her Right .........The Commitments ( I love the Commitments)

    2. I walk along the avenue. I never thought I'd meet a girl like you ( I LOVE this song)
    .....................I Ran (so far away) ..... Flock of Seagulls

    3. You change your mind like a girl changes clothes - your kids keeping you modern
    ..................... Hot N Cold ..... Katy Perry

    4. Seven thirty seven coming out of the sky
    ............................
    .Travelin' Band...............Creedence Clearwater Revival

    5. Black and orange stray cat sittin' on a fence
    ..........................
    ......Stray Cat Strut .......The Brian Setzer Orchestra

    6. I never knew how complete love 'til she kissed me and said
    ..........................G
    o All The Way................ by The Killers

    7. I’m a model you know what I mean
    ...................I'm Too Sexy" is a song ......... Right Said

    8. Backstroke lover always hiding beneath the covers
    .........................
    .Walk This Way................. Aerosmith

    9. Spread out now Rosie, doctor come cut loose her mama's reins
    ..........................
    .....Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)...Bruce Springsteen

    10. I was lying on the grass of Sunday morning of last week
    ...........................Steal My Sunshine .............Len

    11. Come out Virginia, don't let me wait
    ....................Only the Good Die Young ....................Billy Joel

    12. Under a blood red sky, a crowd has gathered in black and white
    .......................New Year's Day...................U2

    >13. I took her out it was Friday night
    .........................W
    hat's My Age Again?............by Blink 182

    14. Let me tell you about a girl I know, had a drink about an hour ago
    ..........................Da
    te Rape ...............Sublime VERY POWERFUL
    I hadn't heard this song before

    15. When I was younger, so much younger than today
    ..........................
    ............Help ....................Beatles


    16. I left a good job in the City
    ..................Proud Mary ............Credence Clearwater Revival

    17. It was early morning yesterday; I was up before the dawn
    ..............................G
    oodbye Stranger..........Supertramp
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    18. Talking away; I don't know what I'm to say
    ............................
    ..Take On Me'..................... A-Ha Love this song
    Well actually I like the music and the sound, don't like the lyrics and meaning so much, didn't look them through until today

    19. Well I never kept a dollar past sunset; it always burned a hole in my pants
    ...............................
    ...Happy...................Rolling Stones


    20. I would walk ten miles on my hands and knees
    .........................T
    uff Enuff.............. The Fabulous Thunderbirds

    21. I come home in the morning light; my mother says “When are you going to live your life right?”...........Girls Just Want To Have Fun...........Cyndi Lauper
    .....................Fun song, fun artist, fun youtube video

    22. Nobody on the road; nobody on the beach
    ........................Bo
    ys of Summer ..........Don Henley

    23. You make a guy feel humble; I make a fool of myself again
    ..........................
    Kinda Kute...................Joe Jackson

    24. Please allow me to introduce myself; I'm a man of wealth and taste
    ..........................
    ..Sympathy for the Devil...........Rolling Stones

    25. Well I saw the thing coming out of the sky; it had the one long horn, one big eye
    ...........................P
    urple People Eater.............Sheb Wooley

    26. I get knocked down but I get up again
    ..........................
    .Tubthumping............ Chumbawamba

    17. Your eyes tell me how you love me
    .........................Jump (For My Love)..............The Pointer Sister
    ...........I love those 60s girls groups !!

    28. Here comes Johnny, singing oldies goldies
    .....................Wal
    k of Life....................Dire Straits
    ............I love love love this song

    29. When I'm out walkin', I strut my stuff - yeah, I'm so strung out
    ...................Blister In The Sun...... Violent Femmes

    30. Have you heard the story of the hot rod race, where the Fords and Lincolns were settin' the pace
    ...........................
    ..Hot Rod Lincoln...............Commander Cody
    ...........fun song and beat



    2448 days ago
  • PHEBESS
    I'm always amazed by how BAD I am at this game! Absolutely horrible!
    2449 days ago
  • MARYANN2323
    I know most of the rest, but I'll leave them for others.
    2449 days ago
  • _BABE_
    #18 Take on Me Ah-ha
    2449 days ago
  • KING_SLAYER
    4: Travelin' Band, Creedence Clearwater Revival

    17: Goodbye Stranger, SuperTramp

    20: Tuff Enuff, Fabulous Thunderbirds

    28: Money for Nothing, Dire Straits

    29: Blister In the Sun, Violent Femmes


    2449 days ago
  • BE-THE-CHANGE
    Well, since you issued a challenge I thought harder - #4 is Traveling Band by Creedence Clearwater Revival.

    #9 sounds familiar but I just can't place it.
    2449 days ago
  • REBECCAMA
    I'm not going to give it away. I see nobody is getting #1. I didn't know it either and I asked my husband. He was stumped also. I did look it up now, but I'm not telling. Way to go! This is a great list.
    2449 days ago
  • GYPSYGOTH
    I can't believe I didn't get the Femmes.
    emoticon
    2449 days ago
  • ILOVEMALI
    I don't remember the name of #1, but it's on my Commitments CD! Hey Hey Hey Hey!
    2449 days ago
  • LULUBELLE65
    5 Stray Cat Strut~~Stray Cats
    29 Blister in the Sun~~Violent Femmes
    22 Boys of Summer~~Don Henley
    21 Girls Just Want to Have Fun~Cyndi Lauper


    2449 days ago
  • REBIRTHDIVA
    21. Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Want to Have Fun
    2449 days ago
  • ADARKARA
    2. I walk along the avenue. I never thought I'd meet a girl like you. - I Ran - Flock of Seagulls
    10. I was lying on the grass of Sunday morning of last week - Steal my Sunshine - Len
    13. I took her out it was Friday night -What's my Age Again - Blink182
    14. Let me tell you about a girl I know, had a drink about an hour ago - uhm... is this Date Rape by Sublime?
    21. I come home in the morning light; my mother says “When are you going to live your life right?” - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
    22. Nobody on the road; nobody on the beach - Boys of Summer - Don Henley
    29. When I'm out walkin', I strut my stuff - yeah, I'm so strung out - Blister in the Sun - Violent Femmes
    2449 days ago
  • BOPPY_
    BTW speaking of dateing one's self via preferred music: I have a huge collection of Doo Wop and R&B.

    Like my music:

    I am an oldie (but the jury's still out on "goodie" until the end of my latest recovery).

    emoticon

    Lee
    2449 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/26/2013 12:54:12 PM
  • BOPPY_
    Let me get this straight? You have a water-proof MP3 player that you wear while swimming?

    Let's see if Google knows/nose?:

    Yep.

    ULernSomthiNewE
    vryDay,

    Do the ear buds prevent swimmer's ear?

    Lee


    2449 days ago
  • SPARKFRAN514
    not into rock music and still don't have a I pod or M3p player but enjoy reading your blogs missed you when you took a spark blog break .
    2449 days ago
  • SUSUSUZZZIE
    #12 New Years Day, U2

    What a fun blog! emoticon
    2449 days ago
  • BE-THE-CHANGE
    3. Hot and Cold - Katy Perry (I love her)
    24. Sympathy for the Devil - Rolling Stones (used effectively in the movie "Fallen")
    26. Tub Thumping - Chumbawamba (on my workout list)
    2449 days ago
  • SLIMMERJESSE
    I've often wondered if I could ever exercise without music. It is like oxygen to me.
    2449 days ago
  • MISCHAKEO
    I recognize 26 and can hear them singing it..but don't know the group. I also recognized the Beatle and Proud Mary tunes identified. I am glad that music helps you stay motivated to exercise. I use tv and sports to keep me going.
    2449 days ago
  • GYPSYGOTH
    I am a huge classic rock fan although I missed most of the 70s...

    My iPod died recently and it is TRAGIC.

    I only got a couple of these... only "New" one is 7... Right Said Fred... I'm too sexy...

    Is 26 The Who? Won't get fooled again?

    8 is Aerosmith Walk this Way?
    2449 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/26/2013 9:24:29 AM
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    OH, I can understand getting the music thing done before workout shoes! We all have our motivational "thang".

    Don't have the answers to the songs, but just here to tell you . . . we love you! Times change, people change, but your messages are all good ones, so SPARK ON!


    2449 days ago
  • SISYPHUSAGAIN
    Fun idea!

    11. Billy Joel, Only the good die young.

    24. Rolling Stones : something...with the devil??a deal?

    Well, so many of them I could sing for you, but I couldn't remember either the band or the song title! I never was any good at that!

    Still this was a fun thing to think about this chilly Eastern morning!

    emoticon


    2449 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    #15 Help! the Beatles

    #16 Proud Mary by Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR)

    #25 Purple People Eater.. Sheb Wooley.

    # 30 Hot Rod Lincoln.. sung by many, but the 1960 version best known by Johnny Bond.

    These are just recognized quickly by sight,, I would have to sit here an listen to my own voice to think about the others,, not worth the pain and suffering to my ears.
    Fun stuff!
    2449 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/26/2013 7:04:48 AM
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