ODD-TITLED TOP 40 HITS [SPOILERS] 3/30 category

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How did you do with the 3/30 DJ! Round category?

Poll runs till Sun May 05, 2019 7:47 pm

I was correct on the $400 clue.
39
41%
I was correct on the $800 clue.
82
86%
I was correct on the $1200 clue.
41
43%
I was correct on the $1600 clue.
51
54%
I was correct on the $2000 clue.
40
42%
I was 0/5 in the category.
2
2%
I was 1/5 in the category.
19
20%
I was 2/5 in the category.
20
21%
I was 3/5 in the category.
26
27%
I was 4/5 in the category.
17
18%
I was 5/5 in the category.
9
9%
I am sure I have heard at least one of the songs prior to the Friday J! game.
45
47%
I am sure I have heard two or more of the songs prior to the Friday J! game.
40
42%
As far as I can recall I do not think I have heard any of the songs prior to the Friday game.
21
22%
 
Total votes: 95

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ODD-TITLED TOP 40 HITS [SPOILERS] 3/30 category

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:47 pm

$400: Jim Stafford of “Spiders & Snakes” fame warned us in a 1975 hit that “Your bulldog drinks” this luxurious French wine
$800: This sibling duo, Karen & Richard, were on top of the world with “Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft”
$1200: In 2016 DNCE hit the charts wanting us to have this “By the Ocean”
$1600: The bones of this rap group got the whole skeleton together for their first Top 40 Hit, “Thuggish-Ruggish-Bone”
$2000: This comedy duo had Top 40 Hits like “Sister Mary Elephant” & “Basketball Jones featuring Tyrone Shoelaces”

Correct responses:
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Champagne
Carpenters
Cake
Bones Thugs-n-Harmony
Cheech & Chong
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Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:48 pm

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Definitely have heard the Cheech & Chong recordings as well as the DNCE song.

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Post by seaborgium » Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:28 pm

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I guessed Chardonnay for $400, thinking of champagne as another possibility.

I didn't vote on whether I've heard any of the songs because I've heard a clip of "Cake by the Ocean" but never the whole thing, and I'm not sure that counts. It's the only one I'm sure I've ever heard any of.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:42 pm

I've heard other songs by the first 3 artists, but not the songs named.

For some reason the local top 40 station loooooooved "Toothbrush" but refused to play "Cake by the Ocean". This is the same station that seems to never play Adele whenever she has a new song. No kidding -- the week "Rolling in the Deep" hit #1, I listened to them for 6 hours straight. I heard "Tonight, Tonight" by Hot Chelle Rae (I'm so glad we forgot who those guys even are) at least six times and Adele zero.
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Post by sarisson » Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:51 pm

Only one I got was the $1600. I've heard the Tyrone Shoelaces song because "Chauncey Gardner" watched the music video in his limo in Being There, but I forgot who did it.
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Post by xxaaaxx » Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:10 pm

:cry: :cry: :cry: :mrgreen: :(

Thank you, $1600 clue, for giving me 2/3 of the answer and helping me avoid getting skunked :oops:

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Post by Fleeboy » Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:53 pm

I heard that Carpenters song only once (on a broadcast of an odd mid-70s syndicated show called The Oidar Wavelength), but it was one time too many.

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Post by Peter the accountant » Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:57 pm

I've heard DNCE several times, but never knew what the lyric was before "by the ocean." And I've probably heard Sister Mary Elephant a few times back in the day. The title sure sounds familiar. I wanted to place it with a couple of guys from the early SNL days (maybe Steve Martin and Dan Aykroyd), but wasn't sure, so clammed. Wisely so, after the fact.

My only get was the Carpenters. Never heard the song, but an instaget from musical siblings Karen and Richard.
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Post by econgator » Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:13 pm

I was singing "Basketball Jones" when that clue came up. :)

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Post by mungar » Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:21 pm

5/5, a dream category if I ever get the call.

More familiar with the original Klaatu version of Calling Occupants; maybe because I'm Canadian. Still an easy get spotting Karen and Richard and knowing of their version.

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Post by BigDaddyMatty » Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:53 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I've never heard the first two songs--I'll remedy that tonight--but I know the bottom three fairly well.

Edit: What the heck did I just listen to? "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft" is one of the weirdest records I've ever heard. It's an homage to whatever aliens are tooling around the cosmos, but done in the same smooth, saccharine style as every other Carpenters song. A strange year, 1977 was.
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Post by Johnblue » Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:13 am

Is DNCE still a group? I played that song & it’s awful. Superstar is a great song. It was written by Leon Russell.

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Post by Plactus » Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:04 am

:( :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen:

My parents played "Basketball Jones" for me at some point. Or at least part of it.

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Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:32 am

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :(
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Post by Cat Hammarskjold » Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:18 am

0/5, never heard of any of them
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Post by alietr » Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:38 am

BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:53 pm
Edit: What the heck did I just listen to? "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft" is one of the weirdest records I've ever heard. It's an homage to whatever aliens are tooling around the cosmos, but done in the same smooth, saccharine style as every other Carpenters song. A strange year, 1977 was.
I didn't know the Carpenters had released of cover of it; I'm only familiar with the original by Klaatu.

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Post by 9021amyers » Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:10 am

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Champagne was a WECIB guess on a top-row clue
I know the Carpenters and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, but not those specific songs
“Cake by the Ocean” was unavoidable a couple of summers ago; I wish I’d heard it less
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Post by Ironhorse » Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:06 am

I haven't heard any of the specific songs. Karen and Richard were easily identifiable as Carpenters, and I got Bone Thugs n Harmony.
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Post by clprez » Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:58 pm

When I was in high school, my best friend and I would go around as Pedro and Chico, who were imitations of Cheech and Chong. Drove people nuts. I used to know all the words to Basketball Jones.

I also got champagne as a WECIB, and it took me a bit to get Carpenters because I couldn't understand the question.

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Post by AFRET CMS » Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:17 pm

Peter the accountant wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:57 pm
I've heard DNCE several times, but never knew what the lyric was before "by the ocean."
I didn't believe the answer when first revealed. I thought the cake was a lie.
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