First of all, thanks to Vanya for the game, and congrats to TimeLady on the win!
Since I sat down and listened to the Youtube clip I decided to enter the contest. There were only 4 songs where I was absolutely sure of the artist, and I decided only to guess at those 4 songs. If it wasn't for the fact that the cd player in my car stopped working back in January and I am stuck having to listen to the radio now, that number only would have been two.
The ones that I knew:
"Beautiful Day" by U2 was an instant get, though I couldn't remember the exact year and was off by one.
Green Day used to be my favorite band, so I knew "Boulevard of Broken Dreams." I also remember American Idiot coming out during my freshman year of college quite well, and seeing them in concert on their American Idiot tour, so I knew all three parts there. I only like Green Day's first 3 albums (1,039 Smoothed Out Slappy Hours, Kerplunk, Dookie) now, but there will always be sentimental value to me with the band.
I had never even heard a Lady Gaga song up until a few months ago, and that is the one blessing that has come with having to listen to the radio in the car now. "Born This Way" is an awful song, but "Alejandro," "Poker Face," and "Bad Romance" are all amazing. At some point I will sit down and listen to the rest of her stuff.
I hate Linkin Park but I heard that new song of theirs for the first time a week or two ago. I didn't know the name of the song but the band and the year were instant gets.
Thanks again to Vanya for a fun quiz! My hat goes off to all who entered!