John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton
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Name that tune

I haven't done one of these lyrics challenges in a while, so here are the first lines -- with a few exceptions -- of twenty songs. Or possibly twenty-one, if, unlike me apparently, you have not lost the ability to count. (In cases where the name of the song was in the first line, I chose another line as close to the beginning of the song as possible.) Your job is to identify the songs. But here's the catch: I compiled these lyrics while listening to a playlist that contained only cover songs and remakes. Bonus points if you can name both the original artist (or the artist who popularized it) and performer of the version I was listening to!

  1. "Go away from my window, leave at your own chosen speed"
  2. "I've been running hot, you got me ticking, gonna blow my top"
  3. "Breaking rocks in the hot sun"
  4. "Now it's Turkish delight on a moonlit night"
  5. "The reason why oh I can't say, I had to let you go babe and right away" (EDITED! See this post for details)
  6. "I don't know what it is that makes me love you so"
  7. "My baby don't mess around because she loves me so and this I know for sure"
  8. "I know so many people who think they can do it alone"
  9. "You and I in a little toy shop buy a bag of balloons with the money we got"
  10. "You and me Sunday driving, not arriving, on our way back home"
  11. "You got me rockin' and a-rollin', rockin' and a-reelin'"
  12. "Who cares about the clouds when we're together?"
  13. "The sun is slowly sinking down, the moon is slowly rising"
  14. "That's great, it starts with an earthquake"
  15. "I focus on the pain, the only thing that's real"
  16. "Love is a burning thing, and it makes a fiery ring"
  17. "Sometimes I feel I've got to run away"
  18. "With so much drama in the L-B-C, it's kinda hard being Snoop D-O-double-G"
  19. "Asked the Lord above for mercy, 'save me if you please'"
  20. "Baby, do you understand me now?"
  21. "She came from Greece, she had a thirst for knowledge"
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