Thursday, June 10, 2010

Name That Tune

Does anyone remember the show Name That Tune?  It was a game show where the contestants tried to name songs with the least amount of notes played.  (If you're really interested, here is the Wikipedia article where you can read all about it.)  I never watched the show very often, but I do remember thinking that I wouldn't be any good at it.  However, there ARE a number of songs I COULD name in a minimum amount of notes.  Crank up the sound and enjoy some of them:

The Mamas and Papas--such a wonderful sound.  And Monday, Monday is recognizable from the very first note.

Procol Harem came on the scene with a song for all times.  Annie Lennox redid this one later--and did a very fine job of it.  Here we have A Whiter Shade of Pale.

Anyone who has seen Risky Business will recognize this one:  Bob Seger's Old Time Rock 'N' Roll.
And here we have some hard rock by Deep Purple.  One of my favorite albums was Machine Head from 1972--and this is where Smoke on the Water was found.

This next song can still get me up on my feet, ready to move!  From my very young years, we have Question Mark and the Mysterians with 96 Tears.

And does anyone EVER think I can post anything about music and not include Eric Clapton?  I really don't think I have to hear more than one or two notes of this song and I could identify it.  And here is Layla.

I know there probably are a lot of songs that can fit in the 'I know what song that is from the first few notes' category and these just are a few of them.  What are some others?


meleah rebeccah said...

I love ALL of these songs!!

cmk said...

Good times go with all of these songs.