View Full Version : Name that tune...

07-27-2003, 06:52 AM
Ok, I need help here (so what's new I hear you ask, hehehe)

I need to know the name of a song/artist. All I know is a little of the lyrics of the chorus though which is the bit that makes it tough (I can of course hum you the whole tune from start to finish but I'm thinking that's not much help in these circumstances ;) )

It's not a new tune - not pop - it's what you might call a classic 'easy listening' song. It is, I am sure, one that most everyone will know if they heard it. It's mid-tempo, not fast, but not slow. It's sung by a man. It's what I would call a tune that's big on melody if you know what I mean.

Ok, here's the bit of lyrics that I can kinda remember from the chorus

"but I love you(her?)...I'm hoping that I never recover....
but you're(she's?) good for me, and you(she?) can make me really happy,
I'm never gonna drift(?) awaaaaaay"

This is such a well known tune - and I have a feeling once I find out who sings it I'll go "Oh yeah - of course it is!" In the meantime, it's gonna drive me <i>nuts</i>.


07-27-2003, 07:01 AM
Penny, is it 'Never let her slip away' by Andrew Gold ?

Go on - give us another...:)


07-27-2003, 08:58 AM
Yeah :) I was singing away there too! Only I didn't know the singer only the song.

I know you didn't start it as a thread, but anyone else wanna play guess the lyrics? Who wants to start the ball rolling? ( If you guess one right, you post the next lyrics :) )

07-27-2003, 09:07 AM
Isn't it "Never Let Her Slip Away" by Undercover? I think they also did Baker Street?

I talked to my baby on the telephone
Long distance
I never would've guessed
I could miss someone so badly
I really only met her 'bout a week ago
But it doesn't seem to matter to my heart
I know that I love her
I'm hoping that I never recover
'Cause she's good for me
And it would really make me happy
To never let her slip away
I feel like a kid with a teenage crush
On a school date
I feel like the lead in "Romeo & Juliet"
I'm a little bit dizzy
I'm a little bit scared
I guess I never felt this much aware
That I'd love her
I'm hoping that I'll never recover
Cause she's good for me
And it would really make me happy
To never let her slip away

07-27-2003, 09:09 AM
That's it! Drift away, slip away...same thing ;)

Paul thank you thank you thank you :)

Hmmmmm, enjoyed that one did ya?

Ok, in that case, here's another one for you (all)

Clue here...another <i>very</i> well known song and it's a woman who sings it.

<i>So I chose freedom
Running around, trying everything new
But nothing impressed me at all
I never expected it to</i>

So... Name That Tune ;)

07-27-2003, 09:14 AM
:) Don't Cry For Me Argentina ?

My turn then...how about ?

Buying bread from a man in Brussels
He was six foot four and full of muscles
I said, "Do you speak-a my language"
He just smiled and gave me a Vegimate sandwich

Any takers ? (last line probably gives it away a bit)


07-27-2003, 09:18 AM
Oh, that man's goooooood :)

I do know that one - but as I've just posted 2 sets of lyrics on the bounce I won't be greedy and leave it to someone else!

07-27-2003, 09:30 AM
Down Under by Men at Work?

07-27-2003, 09:47 AM
You got it :D

I'll do one more then someone else can have a go:

Drink Sangria in the park,
And then later, when it gets dark,
We go home


07-27-2003, 09:57 AM
Perfect Day.... Can't remember who did it... It was a charity cover done recently....?

07-27-2003, 10:01 AM

"Perfect Day" by Lou Reid

07-27-2003, 10:02 AM
Here's one - very 80s...

"Was it something I said
Or something you read
Is changing your mind
Is turning you around

Is somebody wrong
And somebody right
What was it made up your mind
What could change overnight"

My favorite song by this group ;)

07-27-2003, 10:03 AM
Did you watch a repeat of the 100 top UK hits since 1950 last night on Channel 4?

Brought back a lot of memories from the 70s and 80s :)

07-27-2003, 11:27 AM
No other takers so far, so i'll go for OMD - Was It Something I Said. Haven't heard that for ages, so have just put the Sugar Tax CD on - magic :)

While we're on favourite tracks by bands, how about:

You say you'll give me
Eyes in a moon of blindness
A river in a time of dryness
A harbour in the tempest
But all the promises we make
From the cradle to the grave

It was a single back in the late 80s I think, when this band were HUGE - still pretty big now.

I'm a sucker for those top xx programmes Tim - always has me scrambling through the music collection!


07-27-2003, 11:43 AM
All I want is you - U2...

Very bizarre... I am listening to the Best of U2 80-90 CD at the moment.... This is really spooky...

07-27-2003, 12:09 PM
OK, here's an easy one:

<i>All I know is what I've been sold
You can read my life like a fortune told
I've seen the dream, there's no land of Oz
But I got my brain and I got a heart
And courage built I won't let go
What we need right now is...soul</i>

And a trickier one (which I have to include 'cause I'm seeing them at Wembley Arena on 6 September :teeth: ):

<i>I feel stupid - but I know it won't last for long
I've been guessing - I coulda been guessing wrong
You don't know me now
I kinda thought that you should somehow
Does that whole *** ****** get ya down</i>

I love all those programmes too. Top 100 whatever. Watch 'em all.

07-27-2003, 12:25 PM
The second set of lyrics is Bon Jovi - can't place the first set but they sound familiar.

07-27-2003, 12:27 PM
The first set is Bon Jovi too - "I Believe"

07-27-2003, 12:29 PM
Yes, the first is <i>I Believe</i>. Anyone got an idea about the second? My favourite band of the moment - much bigger in the States than they are here.

07-27-2003, 12:30 PM
Bon Jovi - I beleive for the 1st :D
Mad Season - Matchbow Twenty for the 2nd?

07-27-2003, 12:32 PM
How about ......

She packed my bags last night pre-flight
Zero hour nine a.m.
And I'm gonna be high as a kite by then
I miss the earth so much I miss my wife


07-27-2003, 12:37 PM
Yes, Kaylee - spot on.

07-27-2003, 12:43 PM
Now that is a 'classic'! Rocket Man - Elton John...

07-27-2003, 12:59 PM
Beat me to it!!

How about this? From an absolute classic!

"There's a sign on the wall but she wants to be sure
And you know sometimes words have two meanings
In the tree by the brook there's a songbird who sings
Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven"

07-27-2003, 01:03 PM
Aarrghhh.... Not stairway to heaven!?!!! Nooooo....

The only version I can stand is the Rolf Harris cover!

07-27-2003, 01:56 PM
:eek: You prefer Rolf Harris's version?? Oh dear :crazy: !!!

Yes, it's Stairway To Heaven........ and I love it :)

C'mon - your turn to post lyrics :)

07-27-2003, 02:05 PM
How about these - should keep everyone busy for, oh, 5 mins :)

Number 1
I catch a paper boy
But things donít really change
Iím standing in the wind
But I never wave bye-bye

Number 2
Everytime I think of you, I always catch my breath
And I'm still standing here, and you're miles away
And I'm wonderin' why you left
And there's a storm that's raging through my frozen heart tonight

And for all the old (not new :)) romantics out there...number 3:
I'm lying alone with my head on the phone
Thinking of you till it hurts
I know you hurt too
But what else can we do
Tormented and torn apart


07-27-2003, 05:09 PM
The first one is by David Bowie... Something Love.... I will wake up at three in the morning suddenly remembering the title!

The second one is 'Missing You' by Tina Turner.

The third one... Erm, not a clue! Guess I'm more 'new romantic' the simply romantic... The lyrics look quite nauseating, hate to image the accompanying tune!! ;)

Hmm... Not sure if I qualify to submit a couple of suggestions, but for those that remember the 80s...

A nice easy one....
"All the old paintings on the tombs
They do the sand dance, dont you know
If they move too quick (oh whey oh)
They're falling down like a domino."

and a rather abstract one... (and extremely repetative!)

07-27-2003, 05:39 PM
I'll put you out of your misery!!

1st one is Modern Love by Bowie, 2nd one is correct, although the John Waite version is the one I know. 3rd one is Air Supply, All Out Of Love. Was playing when DW and I met, so kind of our song :) (slushy but memorable)

Domino one is Walk Like an Egyptian by the Bangles - good video for that, I seem to remember. Is wunderbar by Tenpole Tudor or something like that ?


07-27-2003, 06:02 PM
I am impressed - especially with the ten pole tudor. Blimey - I wouldn't fancy meeting you at the next pub quiz! My party piece is recognising music by the first few bars. But I bow before your galactic knowledge of bad music! ;)

Hmm... okay one last one (this thread could become a very long duel!)

"Time is running out and the illusion fades away
Time is running out another day is on its way"

07-27-2003, 06:39 PM
I seem to remember singing the Tenpole Tudor song in a pub in the past....but I was very very drunk :crazy:

You got me on the last one - sounds familiar, but I don't think I know it - do tell, it will bug me all night otherwise...


07-27-2003, 06:43 PM
Yellow - 'The Race'

Eureka - I scored a point ;) :bounce:

Funny, when I last got drunk enough to attempt to sing, the song of choice was Mustang Sally... Even more strange, I cannot recollect the lyrics unless I am drunk!

07-27-2003, 06:47 PM
Doh!! Thank you:)

Cheers for the game - we must do it again some time :)


07-30-2003, 10:38 AM
I was reading this thread and some of you are quite good at guessing the lyrics my DH sent me a quiz that was going round his work and i got most of them but some stumped me if anyone would like to give it a go i could email it to you maybe you could have better luck than me.:confused:


07-30-2003, 12:20 PM
Love to have a go Sharon - you should have a PM with my email address. Thanks :)