NOTE: The contest is officially over. I am leaving the folder available for download for those folks who enjoy playing parlor games with their friends. The answers are posted below. Lots of ways to play - make up your own rules =:-)
Welcome to our music trivia contest. There are 31 songs (one for each day of December) that were huge hits between 1950-1999.
The rules are simple. Listen to the few seconds of each song, write the artist & song title down next to the file #. [Example: 000 Beatles - Hey Jude.] When you are finished send your answers to eartaste(at)gmail.com.
The first 5 people to send in a complete list will receive 4 random disks from my desk.
As a bonus, if you include the year in which the song was a hit, I'll send 10 disks from my desk. [Example: 008 1968 - Beatles - Hey Jude].
Right-click on the url below to download the 31 files (1MB)
Have fun, and good luck! EDIT: Still need 2 winners!!!
EDIT Dec2: Tony from Noises626 sent in 24 correct answers just a few hours after this was posted. There's still a lot of time this month, so he may just find the rest! Great work, Tony!
EDIT Dec2: Jorge from Argentina is our first winner. Package will be in the mail soon.
EDIT Dec2: 2nd winner - Erin from California! Package will be in the mail soon.
EDIT Dec3: We have our 3rd winner! Judy, the manager of the Eartasted band, The Spoon Benders, sent her list in, complete with dates! Her package will be in the mail soon!
EDIT Dec4: 4th winner is Brett from Maryland!! Package soon!
EDIT Dec 5: This contest is officially over. John from Wisconsin shall receive a packet in the mail.
I've also decided the right thing to do is award a small packet to Tony, who was the first responder and is too busy creating music for us to enjoy nest year to focus on 7 stray cuts =-) Tony, by the way, recorded one of the top 23 albums of 2007 on eartaste's lists! Thanks to all the participants, and thanks for the encouragement to try this again in the future. I'm thinking of something a bit harder, like name the song that instrumental break comes from =:-) We'll see.
001 1957 - Chuck Berry - Rock and Roll Music
002 1954 - Big Joe Turner - Shake, Rattle & Roll
003 1968 - Steppenwolf - Born to Be Wild
004 1966 - Percy Sledge - When a Man Loves a Woman
005 1971 - Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven
006 1976 - Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back in Town
007 1982 - Joan Jett - I Love Rock N Roll
008 1989 - B-52s - Love Shack
009 1994 - Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
010 1990 - Sinead OConnor - Nothing Compares 2 U
011 1965 - Rolling Stones - I Cant Get No Satisfaction
012 1956 - Elvis Presley - Hound Dog
013 1991 - Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
014 1987 - U2 - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
015 1972 - Stevie Wonder - Superstition
016 1957 - Buddy Holly - Not Fade Away
017 1979 - Donna Summer - Hot Stuff
018 1976 - Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop
019 1965 - Temptations - My Girl
020 1964 - Bob Dylan - The Times They Are a-Changin
021 1956 - Little Richard - Long Tall Sally
022 1963 - Kingsmen - Louie Louie
023 1971 - John Lennon - Imagine
024 1971 - Marvin Gaye - Whats Going On
025 1967 - Aretha Franklin - Respect
026 1965 - Beatles - Yesterday
027 1954 - Ray Charles - I Got a Woman
028 1972 - Lou Reed - Walk on the Wild Side
029 1973 - Lynyrd Skynyrd - Free Bird
030 1970 - Creedence Clearwater Revival - Who'll Stop the Rain
031 1968 - Otis Redding - Sittin on the Dock of the Bay