Monday, 15 June 2009

You hum it... I'll play it

A recent Twitter message from The Reasoning (@TheReasoning) inspired this message. They described a track they were listening to by phonetically transcribing the opening bars. I thought this would be a good game to play so here is their track followed by four of mine.
  1. Dun! Dun dun dun. Dun dun dun. Dun dun dahhhh!
  2. Duurn-durn-durn diddle-diddle diddle-diddle.
  3. Diddle da dah! Diddle da da dah! Diddile da dum. Diddle um-pum pum.
  4. Di-dah-din da-di di-dum. {Crowd-shout! Crowd-shout!}
  5. Tan tan ta. Tan tan tad-da. Tan tan ta tum-ti-tum.
The fourth one is obviously taken from the live album where the crowd chant the guitarists name in the pause between repetitions of the opening riff.

A musical no-prize is available to anyone who gets one. If no guesses are forthcoming, I'll reveal the band names to give you a bit of help. :-)

Update: It seems a hint or two is necessary.

2. I thought this was the easiest - shows how much I know! It's a riff from the chaps who pretty much defined Heavy Metal - Black Sabbath. So, the song is... ?

3. They are not exactly a one hit wonder but if I tell you the band name, it will be too easy. Here's a hint to song title - think of the last time Richard Whiteley and Carol Vorderman appeared together in a Channel 4 quiz show. Some people thought it would be...

15 comments:

jpdaly said...

First one's Eye of the Tiger.

David said...

Yes! The first no-prize goes to jpdaly. Number 1 is indeed "Eye Of The Tiger" :-)

Anyone else want to play?

GeoBlogs said...

No. 4 Whole lotta Rosie ?

GeoBlogs said...

No. 2: La Villa Strangiato ?

David said...

@simple_alan also guessed Whole Lotta Rosie via Twitter because for some reason he couldn't leave a comment on Blogger.

Aileen said...

No 5 is Smoke on the Water, and No 2 is ... is ... on the tip of my tung tung tung

Aileen said...

Got it! No 3 is Rihanna - Live Your Life

David said...

Well done Aileen. Number 5 is "Smoke On The Water".

However, you've let yourself down by guessing Rihanna for number 3!

Aileen said...

But try Rihanna on No.3 - it totally works! (Unless you're too old to know the song, of course ...)

David said...

Hello GeoBlogs

That's odd... thought I'd already posted a yes to your Whole Lotta Rosie guess and a no to Rush. I even remember congratulating you on astutely picking a track from my favourite band but saying none of the five were from Rush. However, if I did make a comment, it's disappeared.


Hello Aileen

It's not Rihanna. Just let it go and move on. :-)

Aileen said...

Is no.2 Pinball Wizard? (Can you tell this quiz is bugging me?)

David said...

Nope, not Pinball Wizard. I can see a hint is necessary. :-)

jpdaly said...

Europe's FInal Countdown

jpdaly said...

And the sabbath one could be the bit between the verses in paranoid?

David said...

It seems fitting the jpdaly got the first and the last answers. :-)

Yes, it was the "Final Countdown" and and "Paranoid". Interestingly, Jaye Richards got "Paranoid" on Twitter at exactly the same time you got it here. She had an initial guess at "Iron Man" before changing her mind minutes later to get it right. If only she had got it right first time, you would have been pipped at the post. Ads it is, I declare a tie for the last right answer. :-)