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testing testing, one two meme
Anyone out there interested in a meme? I picked this one up from rosa_acicularis, though it's apparently been making the rounds plenty of places.

1. Open up your music player. Hit shuffle.
2. Record the first few lines of the first thirty songs that come up that do not give away the name of the song. Skip instrumentals, but don't skip the embarrassing ones.
3. Make hapless LJ denizens guess the song names and artists. Google is cheating. For musical songs, the name of the musical is acceptable in place of the artist.
4. Least hapless LJ denizen wins admiration. That's right, just like a lobbyist in budget season, the points don't matter.

1. You, you think it's cool to be crazy
I say, "You're born rich? Stay rich."
There's no point in taking chances.

2. Ibabeni njalo bakithi
Ninga dinwa
Ninga phelelwa nga mandla
Siya ba bona
Bebe fun' ukusi xeda

3. Upstairs, two flights up, looking out on the street.
For eighty-six fifty a month it's mine,
It may not be much but it's mine.

4. God is a Concept by which
we measure our pain
I'll say it again
God is a Concept by which
we measure our pain

5. They say this youth has set my lady's heart aflame!
His Lordship sure would die of shock!
His Lordship is a laughingstock!
Should he suspect her, God protect her!
Shame! Shame! Shame!

6. So many years have gone by
Always strong, tried not to cry
Never felt like I needed any man
To comfort me in life
But I'm all made up today
A veil upon my face
But no father stands beside me
To give his bride away

7. I'm gonna be a mighty king
So enemies beware!
I've never seen a king of beasts
With quite so little hair
- correctly identified as "I Just Can't Wait to be King" from The Lion King by falling_voices!

8. I was five and he was six
We rode on horses made of sticks
He wore black and I wore white
He would always win the fight

9. Thinking back, thinking of you
Summertime, think it was June
Yeah think it was June
Laying back, head on the grass
Chewing gum, having some laughs
Yeah having some laughs

10. When they finally come to destroy the Earth
They'll have to go through you first
I bet they won't be expecting that
When they finally come to destroy the Earth
They'll have to deal with you first

11. I watched the proverbial sunrise
Coming up over the Pacific and
You might think I'm losing my mind
But I will shy away from the specifics

12. No more talk of darkness
Forget these wide-eyed fears
I'm here, nothing can harm you
My words will warm and calm you
- correctly identified as "All I Ask of You" from Phantom of the Opera by kasumisukimix!

13. I don't know why I'm frightened
I know my way around here
The cardboard trees, the painted seas, the sound here
Yes, a world to rediscover
But I'm not in any hurry
And I need a moment

14. Now we pledge ourselves to hold this barricade
Let them come in their legions
And they will be met
Have faith in yourselves
And don't be afraid
Let's give 'em a screwing
They'll never forget!

15. Love is like quicksand
It's always bringing me down
I still keep coming back for more
And like an addiction
One is never enough
I'm like a junkie at your door

16. Bravely bold Sir Robin rode forth from Camelot
He was not afraid to die, O brave Sir Robin!
He was not at all afraid to be killed in nasty ways
Brave brave brave brave Sir Robin!
- correctly identified as "The Song of Sir Robin"/"Brave Sir Robin" from Monty Python and the Holy Grail/Spamalot by falling_voices!

17. Now if I help you, it matters that you see
These sordid kinda things are coming hard to me.
It's taken me some time to work out what to do.
I weighed the whole thing out before I came to you.
I have no thought at all about my own reward.
I really didn't come here of my own accord.

18. She's a good girl, loves her mama
Loves Jesus and America too
She's a good girl, crazy 'bout Elvis
Loves horses and her boyfriend too

19. Declare this an emergency
Come on and spread a sense of urgency
And pull us through
And pull us through
And this is the end, the end
This is the end of the world

20. Do you know where your heart is?
Do you think you can find it?
Or did you trade it for something
Somewhere better just to have it?
- correctly identified as OneRepublic's "Say (All I Need)" by skylar_inari!

21. Words fall out of my mouth
And I can't seem to trace what I'm saying
Everybody wants your time
I'm just dreaming out loud,
I can't have you for mine and I know it
I just wanna watch you shine.

22. SPEAK!
Roger, this is your mother
Roger, honey, I don't get these postcards
Moving to Santa Fe! Back in New York, starting a rock band!

23. I got troubled thoughts
And the self-esteem to match
What a catch, what a catch

24. 一片の花びらが触れている僕の隣で今

25. Stranger than your sympathy
And this is my apology
I killed myself from the inside out
And all my fears have pushed you out

26. I wanna talk to you.
(The last time we talked, Mr. Smith,
You reduced me to tears.
I promise you, it won't happen again.)

27. Transmitted... signals coming through? ...okay.
echo echo one-nine
hear the call through fault lines
smoke signals, old rhymes
shorted lights in store signs
spelled in a broken code

28. 遠くで聞こえる声を一人
いつが行く準備いいARE YOU READY?
- correctly identified as "Hero's Come Back!!" from Naruto by kasumisukimix!

29. I'm limited. Just look at me, I'm limited.
And just look at you, you can do all I couldn't do, Glinda.
So now it's up to you, for both of us. Now it's up to you.
- correctly identified as "For Good" from Wicked by skylar_inari!

30. May it be an evening star
Shines down upon you
May it be when darkness falls
Your heart will be true
You walk a lonely road
Oh how far you are from home
- correctly identified as Enya's "May It Be" by skylar_inari!

7. I Just Can't Wait To Be King, The Lion King.

16. The Song Of Sir Robin (?, not sure of the name), Holy Grail.

29. Defying Gravity, Wicked.

I really should feel bad that the only ones I recognize are these, but. This is such a cool meme. :D


:DDD Yes it is!

fuesch made it, along with a TARDIS and some Sherlock ones. It's not a purchasable userhead - it's a script you can tack on to your journal's CSS so that every username looks like it has a dalek userhead.

7 - Yes on both counts!
16 - ...not quite, but close enough for me? It's just called "Brave Sir Robin", and it's from Spamalot, aka the musical version of Holy Grail.
29 - I'm afraid you've got the song wrong, but it is from Wicked.

16. Isn't it in the movie as well? IDK, I grew up with the French title — that's Sacré Graal, which translates directly to Holy Grail. I didn't even know there were two versions, aha.

29. Oooh, it's For Good! I guess my love for Defying Gravity overcame my ability to recognize one song from another.

/fails at pop culture forever

16 - For all I know it might be - the copy I have is from Spamalot, and I know some of the songs were changed from the movie to musical. I couldn't say how much, though.

29 - Yup! Someone beat you by seven minutes to that, though. And I don't blame you for the mistake - when I was listening to it on shuffle and went to google the exact lyrics, I searched for Defying Gravity the first time.

20 - Say (All I Need) by One Republic

29 - For Good from Wicked

30 - May It Be by Enya

Right on all three! c:

Victory for me! \o/ And now I'm going to go listen to For Good because that song makes me wibble SO MUCH.

12. That's All I Ask of You - Phantom of the Opera (god I still have yet to see it but I sang it in the choir for high school XD)

28. Ugh I get a feeling it's one of the songs from Naruto. It's that song that goes 'everybody hands up!' Hero's Come Back? I'm probably way off, haha.

12 - Technically, it's just titled "All I Ask of You", but yes, that's the song!

28 - No, actually, that's it! The first Naruto opening after the time-jump... ah, it seems so long ago now.