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Fun and informative music challenge, a la Name that Tune
Posted by: pinkoos
Date: May 07, 2020 01:36PM
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I didn't do very well trying to recognize songs that were all top 3 hits during the 1990's
Once you're done with the challenge, read through the analysis - it's long but worth it



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Re: Fun and informative music challenge, a la Name that Tune
Posted by: jdc
Date: May 07, 2020 01:46PM
It asked me about songs from 2000-10. And lets be honest, 2000-10s music sucked... so only got 2.

Thats a lot of data to digest....



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Re: Fun and informative music challenge, a la Name that Tune
Posted by: pinkoos
Date: May 07, 2020 01:48PM
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jdc
It asked me about songs from 2000-10. And lets be honest, 2000-10s music sucked... so only got 2.

Thats a lot of data to digest....

I got 5/10 for the 90s
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Re: Fun and informative music challenge, a la Name that Tune
Posted by: hal
Date: May 07, 2020 01:52PM
It asked me about songs from 2000-10 80s. And lets be honest, 2000-10s 80s music sucked... so only got 2 4.
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Re: Fun and informative music challenge, a la Name that Tune
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: May 07, 2020 01:52PM
Oh I get it, it's to test your familiarity with music from a decade you would be LEAST likely to know, and...

they're not particularly good/notable songs from that decade* either.

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Their 1970s list:

Dim All The Lights by Donna Summer, 1979

You're Having My Baby by Paul Anka, 1974

I Honestly Love You by Olivia Newton-John, 1974

Shadow Dancing by Andy Gibb, 1978

50 Ways To Leave Your Lover by Paul Simon, 1976

Never Can Say Goodbye by Jackson 5, 1971

Stayin' Alive by Bee Gees, 1978

What's Going On by Marvin Gaye, 1971

My Melody Of Love by Bobby Vinton, 1974

Sundown by Gordon Lightfoot, 1974

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Re: Fun and informative music challenge, a la Name that Tune
Posted by: hal
Date: May 07, 2020 02:00PM
I got 6/10 for the 60s... 8/10 from the 70s
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Re: Fun and informative music challenge, a la Name that Tune
Posted by: pinkoos
Date: May 07, 2020 02:03PM
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DeusxMac
Oh I get it, it's to test your familiarity with music from a decade you would be LEAST likely to know, and...

they're not particularly good/notable songs from that decade* either.

RollingEyesSmiley5

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Their 1970s list:

Dim All The Lights by Donna Summer, 1979

You're Having My Baby by Paul Anka, 1974

I Honestly Love You by Olivia Newton-John, 1974

Shadow Dancing by Andy Gibb, 1978

50 Ways To Leave Your Lover by Paul Simon, 1976

Never Can Say Goodbye by Jackson 5, 1971

Stayin' Alive by Bee Gees, 1978

What's Going On by Marvin Gaye, 1971

My Melody Of Love by Bobby Vinton, 1974

Sundown by Gordon Lightfoot, 1974

barf smiley

My analysis said that all my songs were top 3 hits in the 90s
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Re: Fun and informative music challenge, a la Name that Tune
Posted by: PeterB
Date: May 07, 2020 02:27PM
OK, so I tested myself on stuff from the 1970's through the 2000's, with an emphasis on the 1990's and 2000's (knowing that I might do quite well on the 1970's and 1980's), and here are the ones I DIDN'T know:

And On And On by Janet Jackson, 1994

A Woman Needs Love by Ray Parker Jr., 1981

21 Questions by 50 Cent, 2003

Most Girls by Pink, 2000

Baby Boy by Beyonce, 2003

Live Your Life by T.I. Featuring Rihanna, 2008

Crack A Bottle by Eminem, Dr. Dre & 50 Cent, 2009

She Ain't Worth It by Glenn Medeiros, 1990

I'll Be Your Everything by Tommy Page, 1990

Baby by Brandy, 1995

Have You Seen Her by M.C. Hammer, 1990

Boogie Down by Eddie Kendricks, 1974

Smack That by Akon, 2006

My Boo by Usher, 2004

Let Me Love You by Mario, 2004

Rock Wit U by Ashanti, 2003

Boom Boom Pow by The Black Eyed Peas, 2009

Fergalicious by Fergie, 2006

Run It! by Chris Brown, 2005

I Believe by Fantasia, 2004

Red Light Special by TLC, 1995

Knockin' Da Boots by H-Town, 1993

Creep by TLC, 1995

4 Seasons Of Loneliness by Boyz II Men, 1997

... a lot of the stuff it was playing me from the 2000's all sounded very similar.

I'm not sure what this says about me in terms of generational forgetfulness, so much as musical tastes. Just because something is popular in a particular decade, doesn't mean we'll necessarily remember it, especially if we don't like it. Clearly I'm not into rap, hip-hop, or R&B.




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Re: Fun and informative music challenge, a la Name that Tune
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: May 07, 2020 02:37PM
79 of 100 from the '60s & '70's.

dropped to 40% in the '80s then 20% in the '90s and a stunning 0% in the 2000 era.



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Re: Fun and informative music challenge, a la Name that Tune
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: May 07, 2020 02:38PM
Wow. Three of the four that I didn't know, I did actually know and would have recognized if they'd played more of it.
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Re: Fun and informative music challenge, a la Name that Tune
Posted by: BernDog
Date: May 07, 2020 05:14PM
It didn’t seem like there was much data on this, but it didn’t seem like millennials and gen z knew “their” music as much as gen X and boomers knew “theirs.” Things are a lot more diversified now with so much more access. It used to be you only knew what played on the radio from a couple stations, and then later, whatever mtv decided to play. There’s more accessibility to more choices now, but you have to work harder to find it. Anecdotally, a lot of millennials and gen z listen to comparably older music than previous generations because there aren’t the same kinds of homogeneous super-hits that we used to have.

Same with movies too. All kids know ghostbusters and back to the future, but when I was a kid (firmly gen x), the only pre-80s movies I knew were Star Wars and the wizard of oz. 80s movies to my kids are like 50s movies to me. Even I would have had unfettered access to 50s movies, I wouldn’t have bothered watching too many of them.
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Re: Fun and informative music challenge, a la Name that Tune
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: May 07, 2020 05:56PM
Let's be honest – if in our expert opinion we didn't like it, it sucked whether it was good music or not.




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Re: Fun and informative music challenge, a la Name that Tune
Posted by: Buzz
Date: May 07, 2020 07:14PM
10/10 1960's
9/10   1970's
7/10   1980's
3/10   1990's...
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Re: Fun and informative music challenge, a la Name that Tune
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: May 08, 2020 10:24AM
Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley, 1988

Seriously... Is there anybody who had internet access for the last 15 years that doesn't recognize that song?



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Re: Fun and informative music challenge, a la Name that Tune
Posted by: freeradical
Date: May 10, 2020 11:14PM
I did poorly on the 80's and 90's music. I didn't even get one correct for the 90's. This however is to be expected since I didn't listen to top 40 radio stations then, but rock stations. I probably would have done better on 70's pop tunes. If they had played a snippet of a Van Halen tune...
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