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    Default The Cryptic Song Titles Game

    I've tried this before on another message board, let's see if it works here. Try and guess the song from the clue... They're all popular music, from a range of genres. Some I think are easy, others are rather tough.

    1. The bucket, we hear, is getting lighter in colour
    2. Mr Scrooge and Johnny B
    3. Hi, I'm a member of this board too
    4. Never in the wrong place am I
    5. Informally greet the green-eyed monster
    6. Ambulating towards the 4th president's lower extremities
    7. Am I permitted to...?
    8. Keeping an eye on Christie's creations
    9. Pose your question to someone else
    10. In London: Without the modern-day Clink
    I didn't make the world this way, it was like this when I got here

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    1. Lighter Shade of Pale


    That's all I got.
    WTF did I just say?

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    2. Ebenezer Goode.

    3. Hello World?
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    4. Right Here, Right Now(?)

    5. Hey Jealousy

    9. Don't Ask Me
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    Biggirl - Yes, I'll give you that.
    jali - Yes to #2, no to #3
    Ethel - Very good; you got 5 & 9. 4 is good but it's not the one I'm looking for.

    RIGHT SO FAR:
    1. 'Whiter Shade Of Pale' - Procul Harum
    2. 'Ebeneezer Goode' - The Shamen
    3.
    4.
    5. 'Hey Jealousy' - Gin Blossoms
    6.
    7.
    8.
    9. 'Don't Ask Me' - Public Image Ltd
    10.
    I didn't make the world this way, it was like this when I got here

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    8. Watching the Detectives
    "And I hope I don't get born again, 'cuz one time was enough!" -- Mark Sandman

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    6. Walking Down Madison?
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    10. After the Fire :?: :?: :?:
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    3. The Flame (Cheap Trick)
    Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth - Marcus Aurelius

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    A couple more right answers, and a couple more "good but it's not the one"s:

    RIGHT SO FAR:
    1. 'Whiter Shade Of Pale' - Procul Harum (BigGirl)
    2. 'Ebeneezer Goode' - The Shamen (Jali)
    3.
    4.
    5. 'Hey Jealousy' - Gin Blossoms (EthelMercaptan)
    6. 'Walking Down Madison' - Kirsty MacColl (jali)
    7.
    8. 'Watching The Detectives' - Elvis Costello (SmartAleq)
    9. 'Don't Ask Me' - Public Image Ltd (EthelMercaptan)
    10.


    A couple of hints:

    For #3, think about the different names we've discussed calling ourselves here at Domebo...
    #7 is a hit song from the 1960s.
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    4. Always In The Right Place - Dr. John?
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    jali: It's not the one I was thinking of, but I can't help but give you that (the one I was after was 'Always Where I Need To Be' - The Kooks).

    RIGHT SO FAR:
    1. 'Whiter Shade Of Pale' - Procul Harum (BigGirl)
    2. 'Ebeneezer Goode' - The Shamen (jali)
    3.
    4. 'Always In The Right Place' - Dr John (jali)
    5. 'Hey Jealousy' - Gin Blossoms (EthelMercaptan)
    6. 'Walking Down Madison' - Kirsty MacColl (jali)
    7.
    8. 'Watching The Detectives' - Elvis Costello (SmartAleq)
    9. 'Don't Ask Me' - Public Image Ltd (EthelMercaptan)
    10.
    I didn't make the world this way, it was like this when I got here

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    7. Let Me - Pat Green
    :?:
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    Nope, that's not the one I'm looking for for #7.
    I didn't make the world this way, it was like this when I got here

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    OK, clues for the three unsolved ones:

    3. What different names have posters here at Domebo discussed calling ourselves (i.e. instead of 'Dopers')?
    7. You might find the Sixties band responsible for this one in one of Domebo's subforums...
    10. The clue refers to one of the Clink's modern-day equivalents...
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    3. Welcome To The Pleasuredome
    To sleep, perchance to experience amygdalocortical activation and prefrontal deactivation.

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    Quote Originally posted by ivan astikov
    3. Welcome To The Pleasuredome
    It's good, but it's not the one.
    I didn't make the world this way, it was like this when I got here

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    3. We Are The Champions - Queen
    3. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
    3. Hello- Lionel Richie
    3. Welcome to The Jungle - Guns and Roses


    I'm going ca-razy TheFlame!
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    jali: One of the guesses in the above list is really close. The song is from the noughties - It was a big hit in the UK, used on an advert, I'm not sure if it crossed over the Atlantic or not.

    I'll give this one more day then post the answers. Next time I'll try and make sure the songs I choose are well-known in the US as well as here. #10, though, I know for a fact was a huge hit in the US - but the clue isn't really Yank-friendly!
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    Even though I can't seem to get this one right, I love this game and hope you keep the clues coming.
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    3.We Are Bohemians
    3. Hello Bohemian Road
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    I can conclude that you probably aren't familiar with the song, rather than not getting the clue.

    Here's the missing answers.

    3. 'Bohemian Like You' - The Dandy Warhols
    7. 'Have I The Right' - The Honeycombs
    10. 'No Scrubs' - TLC
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    #10 - I don't get it and I know the song.

    Please, more!
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    #10 - I suspected it probably wouldn't be got by anyone who's not British. The Scrubs (Wormwood Scrubs) is one of the most famous prisons in the country that is currently in use, it's in West London. So, it's not unreasonable to describe it as the modern-day Clink, hence the clue.
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