Name That Tune

Name That Tune is an American television game show that put two contestants against each other to test their knowledge of songs.  It premiered in the United States on NBC Radio in 1952, the show was created and produced by Harry Salter and his wife Roberta.  The two contestants were given a clue about the song, and they had to bid on how few notes they needed to identify it.  In music, a song intro is a passage or section that is found at the beginning of a tune, and it is used to set up the song, establishing the key, tempo, rhythmic feel and even its energy and attitude.  The intro is often the same music without singing over it as the verse or even the chorus.  The intro can be thought of as a prelude to the actual song, but it might be just an instrumental bar or two of the coming verse, or it could be a longer.  Intros are very important to the perception a song can have, especially today where a quarter of all songs, if not more, on Spotify get skipped in their first five seconds, because they don’t think that the attention span of their listeners will stand for long intros.  In this modern age, it’s essential for a songwriter to gives critical thoughts into the composition of a song intro, or else it may end up getting skipped.

Last week we had Cultural Significance where the theme was a song by an artist or a group that was featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.  This week the theme is to find songs with recognizable intros suggested by Clive from Take It Easy.  Take some time to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this music challenge, and even better, read as many of them as you can as you will probably find many enjoyable songs and it is quite possibly that you will learn a thing or two.  Share your music with others and post a video, try do some research and let everyone know something about the song that you post.  Tell everyone why you like the song, whether it was a hit, or what you think the song is about.  Show the lyrics, let’s all listen to our favorite songs and explore some new music.  Try to find a song that fits the theme, then write your post and create a pingback, or you can just place your link in the comments section.

Suggestions
• Try to use the prompt words or at least conform to a general theme, as you see it.  If the song you select does not meet the criteria, then please explain why you chose this song.
• It would be good if you could post the lyrics to the song of your choice, as this is helpful for the people that want to follow along with the music.
• Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due. It would also be a good idea to give credit to the singer and the band associated with your song.
• Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be, but please try not to include too many videos as that just makes it take longer to look at all of the other posts.
• Link to the YouTube video, or you can pull it into your post, so others can listen to the song.
• Ping back to this post or place your link in the comments section below.
• Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
• Feel free to suggest future prompts.
• Have fun and enjoy the music.

This week I will be writing about The Beatles song ‘Here Comes The Sun’, and next week, I will be writing about the song ‘You Can’t Hurry Love’ by The Supremes.  The upcoming prompts will be:
November 27, 2022 – Motown songs
December 4, 2022 – Indie Rock or Indie Pop songs
December 11, 2022 – Power Pop songs
December 18, 2022 – Mersey Beat, or Mersey Sound or a band from Surrey or Liverpool will also work

36 thoughts on “Name That Tune

  1. Thanks for giving me the credit for this, Jim, but as I have said in my post I think you should share it! I enjoyed this, but there was only ever going to be one song for it, in my case.

    A quick question on your latest preview: why is Surrey included alongside Merseybeat or Mersey Sound? It’s a different area completely, and I don’t think it has produced many famous bands – there’s no ‘Surrey Sound’ that I know of!

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      1. I stand (sort of) corrected! But some of these links are tenuous, at best, and there is nothing linking them in the way the Mersey Sound was an integral part of Sixties pop music. I rest my case!

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  2. This still sounds fantastic even though it’s over 50 years old! R.I.P. Lemmy

    I, I just took a ride in a silver machine
    And I’m still feeling mean

    Do you want to ride
    See yourself going by
    The other side of the sky
    I’ve got a silver machine

    It flies
    Sideways through time
    It’s an electric line
    To your zodiac sign

    I’ve got a silver machine
    I’ve got a silver machine
    I’ve got a silver machine

    It flies out of a dream
    It’s antiseptically clean
    You’re gonna know where I’ve been

    Do you want to ride
    See yourself going by
    The other side of the sky
    I’ve got a silver machine

    I said I just took a ride
    In a silver machine
    And I’m still feeling mean

    It flies
    Sideways through time
    It’s an electric line
    To your zodiac sign

    I’ve got a silver machine
    I’ve got a silver machine
    I’ve got a silver machine
    I’ve got a silver machine
    I’ve got a silver machine
    I’ve got a silver machine
    I’ve got a silver machine
    I’ve got a silver machine
    I’ve got a silver machine
    I’ve got a silver machine

    Source: LyricFind

    Songwriters: David Anthony Brock / Robert Newton Calvert

    Silver Machine lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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