Friday, February 26, 2010

Name That Tune

As MB and MT can attest, my knowledge of Pop Music is virtually peerless. So you could imagine my glee when I came across this little number this afternoon. It's the 100 Song Clip Challenge, and it's pretty self-explanatory. A track consisting of 100 4-second song clips is played, and you have 20 minutes to desperately reallocate childhood memories and other respectable things in your brain to try and uncover the title of each song. You simply type the song title in the box, and if correct, the website will accept it into the correct spot on the list. This is the song here, but you're better off clicking the link above and going to the website directly.

Music Clip Challenge II sound bite
A couple of helpful hints:

No, you can't just type the artist (I tried this an embarrassing amount of times before realizing), but you can pause and restart the song from any point. The total length of the song is 6 minutes and 40 seconds, which gives you approximately 12 seconds per song. Sounds like plenty of time. It's not.

I'd recommend that you try and find some personal space or some headphones for two reasons:

1. Most of the songs are AWFUL and you don't want anyone within earshot to mistakenly assume that you are listening to them for pleasure.

2. More importantly, you'll inevitably find yourself frantically singing (and butchering) the words out loud to try and hotwire your hypothalamus.

I got 64. And am darned proud of it. And if it weren't for my dusty Backstreet Boys recollection it would be a  cool 65. Anyone who beats that is probably cheating.

And if that isn't enough to satisfy your pop-music cortex, there are two more variations, which I will play and destroy as soon as I complete this blog post. They are here and here.

Edit: 58 on #2

Edit 2: 72 on #3

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