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Title: Any Five Words
Post by: Chris L on Jul 06, 2017, 03:30 pm
In the First Five Words game, you're restricted to using the opening lyrics of a song as a clue to the song name. In this variation, you can use five (more or less) words from anywhere in a song, even the beginning, though it's probably best to leave the opening lyrics for the other game. The person who guesses the song correctly gets to play a new song. So to start off:

"Right arm, akimbo and relaxed"
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: KathyB on Jul 06, 2017, 03:43 pm
It's the first song from Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, the one that I don't know the title to.  :P
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: Chris L on Jul 06, 2017, 04:21 pm
Quote from: KathyB on Jul 06, 2017, 03:43 pmIt's the first song from Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, the one that I don't know the title to.  :P

"Give Them What They Want," but that's good enough. Your turn.
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: KathyB on Jul 06, 2017, 04:35 pm
"She has a wonderful disposition"
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: KathyB on Jul 07, 2017, 12:18 pm
Hints: It's from a show. This show has a Colorado connection.

And I probably should punctuate it properly (to the best of my knowledge):


She has a--
Wonderful disposition


Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: Bobster on Jul 07, 2017, 07:48 pm
"Hasa Diga Eebowi", The Book of Mormon?

Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: KathyB on Jul 07, 2017, 09:02 pm
Dingdingdingdingdingdingding! We have a winner!
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: Bobster on Jul 08, 2017, 10:03 pm
Sometimes it lasts in love

Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: Leighton on Jul 09, 2017, 01:49 am
Adele - Someone Like You
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: Leighton on Jul 09, 2017, 01:50 am
Can I believe the magic in your sighs?
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: MartinG on Jul 09, 2017, 11:23 am
Will You Love Me Tomorrow? I'd guess. Not sure which five of your eight words you were playing  :D  :))  ;)


Here's one of my faves...

Gave that treatment a try
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: Leighton on Jul 09, 2017, 01:00 pm
Quote from: MartinG on Jul 09, 2017, 11:23 amWill You Love Me Tomorrow? I'd guess. Not sure which five of your eight words you were playing  :D  :))  ;)


Here's one of my faves...

Gave that treatment a try

Bloody hell - I got so excited to guess one that I forgot the rules.  D'oh!

Yes, you're right ;)
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: Chris L on Jul 10, 2017, 02:07 pm
Quote from: MartinG on Jul 09, 2017, 11:23 amWill You Love Me Tomorrow? I'd guess. Not sure which five of your eight words you were playing  :D  :))  ;)


Here's one of my faves...

Gave that treatment a try


Clue, @MartinG?
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: MartinG on Jul 14, 2017, 01:23 pm
Oops, sorry - easy to get waylaid around these parts. It's by S Cahn. A torch song, you could say.
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: Bobster on Jul 15, 2017, 03:40 am
I can see why it's a fave, I do love it too.

Somebody said "Just forget about him"
So I gave that treatment a try
Strangely enough, I got along without him
Then one day he passed me right by
Oh well
I
Guess I'll hang my tears out to dry


Um.......I have a hard time finding another set of 5 from another song....you can't go backwards in a song, can you?
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: KathyB on Jul 20, 2017, 09:55 am
I don't think you can run the words backwards. That would add another layer of difficulty if you could either go backwards or forwards.

How about this:

does he rebuckle his knickerbockers
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: Chris L on Jul 20, 2017, 03:16 pm
Quote from: Bobster on Jul 15, 2017, 03:40 amUm.......I have a hard time finding another set of 5 from another song....you can't go backwards in a song, can you?

If it helps, you don't have to do exactly five words. That's just a ballpark figure. At least that's how we treated it on the old FTC.
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: Bookman George on Jul 20, 2017, 03:30 pm
Quote from: KathyB on Jul 20, 2017, 09:55 amI don't think you can run the words backwards. That would add another layer of difficulty if you could either go backwards or forwards.

How about this:

does he rebuckle his knickerbockers


"Trouble" from The Music Man





Only you, beneath the moon
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: Leighton on Jul 20, 2017, 03:39 pm
Night and day, you are the one
Only you beneath the moon, under the sun
Whether near to me or far
It's no matter darlin', where you are


Night and Day


One pill makes you larger
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: Chris L on Jul 20, 2017, 03:41 pm
Quote from: Leighton on Jul 20, 2017, 03:39 pmOne pill makes you larger

"White Rabbit" by Jefferson Airplane!

Be back in a sec.
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: Chris L on Jul 20, 2017, 03:44 pm
"Many miles away something crawls"
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: MartinG on Jul 20, 2017, 04:12 pm
I think that's Synchronicity by The Police. There may be a version number (3?) after it but I can't recall exactly.

...beautiful diamond ring, a bungalow...
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: Chris L on Jul 20, 2017, 04:13 pm
Quote from: MartinG on Jul 20, 2017, 04:12 pmI think that's Synchronicity by The Police. There may be a version number (3?) after it but I can't recall exactly.

...beautiful diamond ring, a bungalow...

"Synchronicity 2," but I didn't expect anyone to remember the number. ;)
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: Bobster on Jul 20, 2017, 09:06 pm
Quote from: KathyB on Jul 20, 2017, 09:55 amI don't think you can run the words backwards. That would add another layer of difficulty if you could either go backwards or forwards.

How about this:

does he rebuckle his knickerbockers


Point of order, point of order...these are not lyrics but spoken in the song.  Is that permissible in this game?
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: Chris L on Jul 20, 2017, 09:57 pm
Quote from: Bobster on Jul 20, 2017, 09:06 pm
Quote from: KathyB on Jul 20, 2017, 09:55 amI don't think you can run the words backwards. That would add another layer of difficulty if you could either go backwards or forwards.

How about this:

does he rebuckle his knickerbockers


Point of order, point of order...these are not lyrics but spoken in the song.  Is that permissible in this game?

I hate to say it, but you're right. Although a great deal of "Trouble" is clearly scored, that line is spoken. So that puts us back to...uh, you, Bobster?
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: Chris L on Jul 20, 2017, 10:29 pm
Since Bobster was reluctant to play a line before, I'll use Martin's, though I don't know what they're from. (Guess I should google them.)

...beautiful diamond ring, a bungalow...
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: MartinG on Jul 21, 2017, 01:34 pm
Before you do, a clue - the title is a question.
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: Chris L on Jul 21, 2017, 02:45 pm
Quote from: MartinG on Jul 21, 2017, 01:34 pmBefore you do, a clue - the title is a question.

I googled it and know what it is, so I'm recusing myself. But it's still open for everybody else.

...beautiful diamond ring, a bungalow...
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: KathyB on Jul 24, 2017, 01:46 pm
This is driving me crazy, because I know I know it.
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: MartinG on Jul 25, 2017, 06:08 am
It's a duet, if that helps. 
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: Chris L on Jul 26, 2017, 12:35 pm
Since I've googled it and can't respond (though I wouldn't have gotten it anyway), I'll add some hints:

It's a comic song.
There's a version by a frequent (and often controversial) Sondheim performer.
The lyrics are by a lyricist Sondheim dislikes.

...beautiful diamond ring, a bungalow...
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: MartinG on Jul 26, 2017, 01:37 pm
One more clue - 

A bungalow...with a stair?
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: Bobster on Jul 27, 2017, 09:20 pm
I had to Google it too.
More clues...
It's from a film.
The song is diegetic in the film.
The characters the performers are playing (not while they're singing) are not romantically involved (!).
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: Chris L on Jul 27, 2017, 09:32 pm
Quote from: MartinG on Jul 26, 2017, 01:37 pmOne more clue -

A bungalow...with a stair?
Cute clue, BTW.
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: AmyG on Jul 28, 2017, 10:36 am
Well, I know who the leading man is and have narrowed down the lyricist to two probable ones but I still can't think of the song or the movie. With all these clues, I feel kinda dumb. I refuse to google it at this point. I feel sure I'll come up with it.
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: Hester Jean on Jul 28, 2017, 11:16 am
I googled it and the sixth item was a link back to here!  ;D
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: Chris L on Jul 28, 2017, 11:39 am
Wow, we've finally made it to the first page of a Google search! (May members come pouring in, please!)

...beautiful diamond ring, a bungalow...
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: MartinG on Jul 28, 2017, 01:03 pm
Quote from: AmyG on Jul 28, 2017, 10:36 amWell, I know who the leading man is and have narrowed down the lyricist to two probable ones but I still can't think of the song or the movie. With all these clues, I feel kinda dumb. I refuse to google it at this point. I feel sure I'll come up with it.
Well as its a question it should be possible to eliminate some potential first words...
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: AmyG on Aug 02, 2017, 11:28 am
I finally gave up and googled and I do not know this song. I think maybe it's time for another one, @MartinG. Do you agree?
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: Chris L on Aug 02, 2017, 12:23 pm
I'm with @AmyG on this one, Martin. I don't think hints are going to help.
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: MartinG on Aug 02, 2017, 02:17 pm
OK fair enough  :)

If anyone's still curious, it's this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8q2fTSo8aoY)!

So let's try...

...of a word to rhyme.
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: Chris L on Oct 21, 2017, 04:18 pm
Quote from: MartinG on Aug 02, 2017, 02:17 pm...of a word to rhyme.
Um, hint?
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: MartinG on Oct 23, 2017, 12:41 am
A top 10 hit in the UK in '72, and no 1 in the UK by a renowned ophidiophile.
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: Chris L on Jan 07, 2018, 01:00 pm
Quote from: MartinG on Aug 02, 2017, 02:17 pmOK fair enough  :)

If anyone's still curious, it's this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8q2fTSo8aoY)!

So let's try...

...of a word to rhyme.

QuoteA top 10 hit in the UK in '72, and no 1 in the UK by a renowned ophidiophile.

An ophidophile is a snake lover, right? Sounds like Alice Cooper. "School's Out for the Summer"?
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: MartinG on Jan 07, 2018, 01:03 pm
That'll do nicely, Sir 😊
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: Chris L on Jan 07, 2018, 05:43 pm
Wham, bam, thank you, ma'am!
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: MartinG on Jan 08, 2018, 01:23 am
Suffragette City?
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: Chris L on Jan 08, 2018, 08:44 am
Quote from: MartinG on Jan 08, 2018, 01:23 amSuffragette City?
Yep!
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: MartinG on Jan 08, 2018, 10:38 am
:)

Forty-two, thirty-nine, fifty-six...
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: Chris L on Mar 19, 2018, 09:16 pm
Oh, it's my turn!

"Sitting on a corn flake"
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: MartinG on Mar 20, 2018, 01:47 am
That's indubitably I Am The Walrus.


Forty-two, thirty-nine, fifty...
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: Chris L on Mar 20, 2018, 04:31 pm
Quote from: MartinG on Mar 20, 2018, 01:47 amThat's indubitably I Am The Walrus.


Forty-two, thirty-nine, fifty...
Oh, wait, that was your turn. Anyway, you've got it back. ;)
(And I think we may need a hint for this song.
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: MartinG on Mar 21, 2018, 01:09 am
A decidedly non-PC little ditty from Antipodean climes.
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: Chris L on Nov 05, 2018, 12:04 pm
Another clue, @MartinG!

Forty-two, thirty-nine, fifty...

(And if anybody sees this message but doesn't know the song, could you post anyway? I want to see if anybody's playing.)
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: KathyB on Nov 05, 2018, 01:00 pm
I'm playing. In fact, I was thinking of what I could use for clues as I was listening to the radio this week. (Assuming I ever get another one right.)
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: MartinG on Nov 06, 2018, 12:42 am
Aye aye, Captain. (Not a clue, BTW.)

It's a decidedly non-PC song originating in the Antipodes in the '70s.

If it helps, the next word is Six...
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: Chris L on Nov 25, 2018, 03:29 pm
Quote from: MartinG on Nov 06, 2018, 12:42 amAye aye, Captain. (Not a clue, BTW.)

It's a decidedly non-PC song originating in the Antipodes in the '70s.

If it helps, the next word is Six...
Still not helping, at least not for me, though I assume the "Antipodes" refers to either Australia or New Zealand. (Unless there's an Antarctican group/performer I'm not familiar with.)
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: MartinG on Nov 26, 2018, 12:50 am
Australia is correct. A rock band 45 years old but still 'current'...
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: KathyB on Nov 26, 2018, 11:35 am
From the (very clever) clue, I am assuming the band is AC/DC, but the only song of theirs I can say I know is "You Shook Me All Night Long," and this isn't it.
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: MartinG on Jan 27, 2019, 02:16 pm
It's probably safe to assume this won't go, so I'll reveal all - it was indeed AC/DC but that charming little number entitled Whole Lotta Rosie.


Hopefully this is easier...

Midnight flier out of Birmingham 
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: Chris L on Apr 27, 2019, 05:20 am
Quote from: MartinG on Jan 27, 2019, 02:16 pmIt's probably safe to assume this won't go, so I'll reveal all - it was indeed AC/DC but that charming little number entitled Whole Lotta Rosie.


Hopefully this is easier...

Midnight flier out of Birmingham
Three months later, @MartinG, and nobody's got it. I'm afraid we'll need a hint.
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: MartinG on Apr 28, 2019, 02:11 am
Oh dear, I thought it might ring a bell with someone.

It's by a rock'n'roll trailblazer and tells the tale of a journey.
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: Chris L on Apr 28, 2019, 02:08 pm
Quote from: MartinG on Apr 28, 2019, 02:11 amOh dear, I thought it might ring a bell with someone.

It's by a rock'n'roll trailblazer and tells the tale of a journey.
I'm going to ask for a specific hint: Is the lyric referring to Birmingham, Alabama, or Birmingham, England?
Title: Re: Any Five Words
Post by: MartinG on Apr 29, 2019, 09:54 am
Well, the journey begins in Norfolk, but neither location is in the UK  :)