1/23/11

Trivia Newton-John #20: $75 Prize - 1980s New Wave in the UK



Once again, the ever great and awesome CSN has agreed to sponsor another edition of Trivia Newton-John.  Honestly, if there was any place I'd want a gift certificate for, it would be this place simply because they have a ton of good stuff.  There's over 250 CSN stores offering everything from dog beds, to food processors, to modern bar stools, to home gym equipment, to lava lamps! Trust me when I say you should have no problem spending your winnings there.

Anyway, this time around we have an audio track that is approximately 10 minutes long which has short clips from 25 different musicians.  You will have to correctly name in order all 25 songs and the corresponding 25 musicians.  Here's a few hints:

Every song/artist could be considered "new wave" or "alternative"
All songs are by artists from the U.K. (however, there may be Australian artist(s) in there as well)
All songs were popular in and around the 1980's

Here's the contest rules and information:
  1. Be the first to name ALL 25 songs and the artists who sing them
  2. Your list must be in order and numbered from 1 to 25
  3. All comments/answers will be posted in real time.  So, if you get only 24 of 25 right, someone can come around and fill in your missing/incorrect answer and win (i.e. only actually guessing one right).  The winner still MUST LIST ALL 25 IN HIS OR HER COMMENT.
  4. You cannot be anonymous - I have to have a way to contact you in order for you to get the promotional code to collect you loot.
  5. The $75 can be used at any of the >250 CSN stores; however, it does not include shipping.
Good Luck!

Listen to the track or download it


Note: This challenge has also been uploaded as a podcast. So, for those Retrospace Podcast subscribers, this will be Podcast #10.

11 comments:

  1. Arghh!

    #1
    #2 Dang I know this one! ???????????????
    #3 Senses Working Overtime XTC
    #4 Heartache by Gene Loves Jezebel
    #5 Death of a Disco Dancer by The Smiths
    #6 Let Me GO Nouvelle Vague
    #7 All of My Heart ABC
    #8 Dexy's Midnight Runners
    #9 In love with a working girlthe members
    #10 Paroles inside out The Mightly Lemon Drops
    #11 Break it up Break it up
    #12lalalalalala ????????????????????
    #13 The Smiths? Morrisey?
    #14 The Chauffeur Duran Duran
    #15 Metropolis The Church
    #16 M.E. Gary Neuman
    #17 Darkness by The Human League
    #18 Kings of the wild frontier Adam and the Ants
    #19 THis is the Day The The
    #20 Vanishing Point The New Order
    #21 The Cutter Echo and the Bunnymen
    #22 Up the Down Escalator The Chameleons
    #23 40 Shades of Blue Black 47
    #24 Micael Caine Madness
    #25 Yin And Yang (the Flowerpot Man) by Love and Rockets
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  2. Yeah, Gilligan, my wife says it's mighty damned evil of you to slip in those couple of instrumental-only clues.

    #13 is Timeless Melody - The LA's ( that was the EASIEST one of the lot)

    #8 title is Celtic Soul Bros. by DMR

    I had all of these right away except for 1,2, and 12... funny how it's harder to remeber names of tunes when you can onbly hum the tune !

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  3. #1 Save it for Later, English Beat
    #2 Pale Shelter, Tears for Fears
    #3 Senses Working Overtime XTC
    #4 Heartache by Gene Loves Jezebel
    #5 Death of a Disco Dancer by The Smiths
    #6 Let Me GO Nouvelle Vague
    #7 All of My Heart, ABC
    #8 Celtic Soul Brothers, Dexy's Midnight Runners
    #9 In love with a working girlthe members
    #10 Paroles inside out The Mightly Lemon Drops
    #11 Break it up Break it up
    #12 The Passenger, Siouxsie and the Banshees
    #13 Timeless Melody, the LAs
    #14 The Chauffeur Duran Duran
    #15 Metropolis The Church
    #16 M.E. Gary Neuman
    #17 Darkness by The Human League
    #18 Kings of the wild frontier Adam and the Ants
    #19 THis is the Day The The
    #20 Vanishing Point The New Order
    #21 The Cutter Echo and the Bunnymen
    #22 Up the Down Escalator The Chameleons
    #23 40 Shades of Blue Black 47
    #24 Micael Caine Madness

    Thanks to Robert M Lindsey and Anna Banana's pet monkey for the help!

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  4. #1 Save it for Later, English Beat
    #2 Pale Shelter, Tears for Fears
    #3 Senses Working Overtime XTC
    #4 Heartache by Gene Loves Jezebel
    #5 Death of a Disco Dancer by The Smiths
    #6 Let Me GO Nouvelle Vague
    #7 All of My Heart, ABC
    #8 Celtic Soul Brothers, Dexy's Midnight Runners
    #9 In love with a working girlthe members
    #10 Paroles inside out The Mightly Lemon Drops
    #11 Break it up Break it up
    #12 The Passenger, Siouxsie and the Banshees
    #13 Timeless Melody, the LAs
    #14 The Chauffeur Duran Duran
    #15 Metropolis The Church
    #16 M.E. Gary Neuman
    #17 Darkness by The Human League
    #18 Kings of the wild frontier Adam and the Ants
    #19 THis is the Day The The
    #20 Vanishing Point The New Order
    #21 The Cutter Echo and the Bunnymen
    #22 Up the Down Escalator The Chameleons
    #23 40 Shades of Blue Black 47
    #24 Micael Caine Madness
    #25 Yin And Yang (the Flowerpot Man) by Love and Rockets

    [#25 cut off last time :( ]

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  5. 1.save it for later - english beat
    2. pale shelter - tears for fears
    3.Senses Working Overtime XTC
    4 Heartache - Gene Loves Jezebel
    5 Death of a Disco Dancer - The Smiths
    6 let me go heaven 17
    7 All of My Heart ABC
    8 celtic soul brothers - Dexy's Midnight Runners
    9 In love with a working girl - the members
    10 inside out The Mightly Lemon Drops
    11 strange town - the jam
    12 the passenger - siouxsie & the banshees
    13 the La's - timeless melody
    14 the chauffeur - duran duran
    15 Metropolis - The Church
    16 M.E. - Gary Numan
    17 Darkness - The Human League
    18 Kings of the wild frontier - Adam & the Ants
    19 this is the Day - The The
    20 Vanishing Point - New Order
    21 The Cutter - Echo and the Bunnymen
    22 Up the Down Escalator - The Chameleons
    23 Europa and the Pirate Twins - Thomas Dolby
    24 Micael Caine - Madness
    25 Yin And Yang (the Flowerpot Man) - Love and Rockets
    i got em all! i know it for sure!

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  6. and of course #13 is timeless melody by the La's
    so to eliminate any argument here is my list again;
    1.save it for later - english beat
    2. pale shelter - tears for fears
    3.Senses Working Overtime XTC
    4 Heartache - Gene Loves Jezebel
    5 Death of a Disco Dancer - The Smiths
    6 let me go heaven 17
    7 All of My Heart ABC
    8 celtic soul brothers - Dexy's Midnight Runners
    9 In love with a working girl - the members
    10 inside out The Mightly Lemon Drops
    11 strange town - the jam
    12 the passenger - siouxsie & the banshees
    13 timeless melody - the La's
    14 the chauffeur - duran duran
    15 Metropolis - The Church
    16 M.E. - Gary Numan
    17 Darkness - The Human League
    18 Kings of the wild frontier - Adam & the Ants
    19 this is the Day - The The
    20 Vanishing Point - New Order
    21 The Cutter - Echo and the Bunnymen
    22 Up the Down Escalator - The Chameleons
    23 Europa and the Pirate Twins - Thomas Dolby
    24 Micael Caine - Madness
    25 Yin And Yang (the Flowerpot Man) - Love and Rockets

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  7. 1.save it for later - english beat
    2. pale shelter - tears for fears
    3.Senses Working Overtime XTC
    4 Heartache - Gene Loves Jezebel
    5 Death of a Disco Dancer - The Smiths
    6 let me go heaven 17
    7 All of My Heart ABC
    8 celtic soul brothers - Dexy's Midnight Runners
    9 In love with a working girl - the members
    10 inside out The Mightly Lemon Drops
    11 strange town - the jam
    12 the passenger - siouxsie & the banshees
    13 timeless melody - the La's
    14 the chauffeur - duran duran
    15 Metropolis - The Church
    16 M.E. - Gary Numan
    17 Darkness - The Human League
    18 Kings of the wild frontier - Adam & the Ants
    19 this is the Day - The The
    20 Vanishing Point - New Order
    21 The Cutter - Echo and the Bunnymen
    22 Up the Down Escalator - The Chameleons
    23 Europa and the Pirate Twins - Thomas Dolby
    24 Michael Caine - Madness
    25 Yin And Yang (the Flowerpot Man) - Love and Rockets

    HA! I spelled Michael correctly!

    And thanks for Tears for Fears, that one was driving me crazy!

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  8. It looks like gog's got it. Gog - i will be contacting you tomorrow. Congrats!

    robert - good showing tonight, you definitely demonstrated your new wave knowledge.... so close, but gog got to the finish line a little earlier.

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  9. Oh, and I can't disqualify based on capitalization or misspelling.

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  10. Great selection actually

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  11. "so close, but gog got to the finish line a little earlier. Oh, and I can't disqualify based on capitalization or misspelling." I figured as much. It was fun though. Next time I'll use more misdirection.

    And next time don't do this during a playoff game!
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