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Inspired by Deathray's music swap thread, here's a game.

Choose a favourite song, give a few clues, and people try to guess what it is.  You can ask questions to narrow it down.

I'll start.

 

1960s album track

British artist

A UK No 1 single hit for a different artist

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1 minute ago, Toast said:

Inspired by Deathray's music swap thread, here's a game.

Choose a favourite song, give a few clues, and people try to guess what it is.  You can ask questions to narrow it down.

I'll start.

 

1960s album track

British artist

A UK No 1 single hit for a different artist

That could be anything. 

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3 minutes ago, Paul Bearer said:

That could be anything. 

 

How very defeatist.  Of course it can't be "anything".  It's restricted to UK No 1's for a start.

I'll clarify that it was a No 1 in the 1960s as my phrasing didn't make it obvious.

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Spirit in the Sky

Album  track in the 60's.

British artist got it to no 1.

 

Covered by different British artist, also got to no 1.

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No, it wasn't released as a single in the 60s by the original artist, and not a hit for them.

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With a Little Help from my Friends, by Joe Cocker, covering Beatles off...Sgt Pepper iirc?

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Good shout, but that's not it.

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Telstar then.

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2 minutes ago, charon said:

Telstar then.

 

Nope.  I don't think Joe Meek was a recording artist, was he?  The artist(s) in this case had many hits.  And had a hand in the hit cover version.

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Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde 100%.

Bound to be more.

 

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Just now, Toast said:

 

Nope.  I don't think Joe Meek was a recording artist, was he?  The artist(s) in this case had many hits.  And had a hand in the hit cover version.

 

Plagiarism case, I can't mind the outcome.

 

If it in favour of original artist, then 'yip'.

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Well, there's no such doubt about the song I'm thinking about. 

Written and recorded by British artist who had many hits, but not with this song.

Pretty much a one-hit wonder for the cover artist, although still recording and performing.

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Ok, I think I got it.

 

Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

No. 1 for Marmalade, album track by you know who.

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3 minutes ago, gcreptile said:

Ok, I think I got it.

 

Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

No. 1 for Marmalade, album track by you know who.

 

I said favourite song  :lol: 

It ticks some of the boxes, but no!  Marmalade had a few hits, I think.

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So far I've learnt Ob-La-Die was a Beatles single, Eddy Grant had a 60s band and Mary Hopkins was a cover of a Russian song (!) produced by Macca, but not the answer!

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Chris Farlowe - Out of Time.

 

ETA:

 

 

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Cat has it!  Chris Farlowe's is magnificent, but here's the Stones' unabridged original in all its five minute glory.. 

Over to you, Cat.

 

I gotta go out now, but keep em coming.

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House of the rising sun .

 

 

Also fits the bill.

 

Shit loads of them tbh.

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2 minutes ago, charon said:

House of the rising sun .

Also fits the bill.

 

No, it doesn't.  It's not an original song by a British artist.

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11 minutes ago, Toast said:

Cat has it!  

Over to you, Cat.

 

I didn't realise I'd have to do the next one. It'll have to be tomorrow. Do you want to do another in the meantime? Or someone else can have a go.

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32 minutes ago, Toast said:

 

No, it doesn't.  It's not an original song by a British artist.

 

Sorry toastie, you're all over the shop.

 

 

Original has fuck all to do with your question.

 

 

You've made a cunt of it.

 

Move on.

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I think it got lost in translation.

I think 'What 60s album track on a British artist/groups album was recorded by another British artist as a single and became their only no1 hit? would have been more accurate?

Maybe.:lol:

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O.K. I've thought of a question that didn't take too long.

It's a favourite song (remember I'm an old bona queen of fabularity), its title is rather appropriate given my atrocious mental health state and it was number one in the UK singles chart on my 21st birthday (look on these hallowed DL pages and ye shall find the relevant information).

 

Get yer skates on good people.  :D

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1 hour ago, charon said:

 

Sorry toastie, you're all over the shop.

Original has fuck all to do with your question.

You've made a cunt of it.

Move on.

 

It wasn't all about the opening post, though.  I did say

 

3 hours ago, Toast said:

  You can ask questions to narrow it down.

 

And I gave further clues and clarifications along the way.

 

3 hours ago, Toast said:

No, it wasn't released as a single in the 60s by the original artist, and not a hit for them.

 

3 hours ago, Toast said:

Nope.  I don't think Joe Meek was a recording artist, was he?  The artist(s) in this case had many hits.  And had a hand in the hit cover version.

 

2 hours ago, Toast said:

Written and recorded by British artist who had many hits, but not with this song.

Pretty much a one-hit wonder for the cover artist, although still recording and performing.

 

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