CAN SHADY DEL KNIGHT
KEEP YOU ENTERTAINED
WHILE HE'S AWAY FROM HIS
BLOG FOR THE HOLIDAYS?
Hello, dear friends! For the next couple of weeks I will have a house full of guests so please excuse me if I don't visit your blogs quite as often or reply to your comments here on mine. I am also beginning
a reduced publishing schedule today, one which will continue through the coming year. Instead of publishing an average of twice a week as I have done in the past I will publish an average of three times every two weeks. This adjustment will give you an extra day or two to read my posts. It will also give me more time to assemble them, read and comment on my friends' blogs, and devote more time to my family and other aspects of life beyond the blogosphere. I'll be checking in as often as possible but until I return full time I wish each and every one of you very happy holidays!
Once again it's time to put your
musical knowledge to the test
as we continue our countdown of
The 200 Greatest Hits of the Shady Dell!
You know the drill. I'll give you a line or two of lyrics taken from five of the most popular Dell songs of the mid 1960s. Your job is to Name That Tune.
Put on your thinking cap. Here are the lyric samples for
the next five Dell songs:
I can't blame you for tryin'
I'm tryin' to make it to
I've got one little hang up baby
I just can't make it without you
No football hero or smooth Don Juan
Got empty pockets
You see I'm a poor man's son
I'm fightin' hard to hold my own
No, I just can't make it all alone
I'm holdin' on, I can't fall back
Now that big brass ring is a shade of black
All the windows are painted black
And wait right here til you come back
I'll keep waiting, waiting
Until your face again I see
I walked on over
and I asked her to dance
Thinkin' maybe later on
we'll make with romance
Okay, let's find out how well you did.
Here are the Dell songs in today's countdown:
190. "Poor Side Of Town" - Johnny Rivers
189. "Uptight (Everything's Alright)"
- Stevie Wonder (December '65)
188. "Beggin'"- Four Seasons (March '67)
187. "7 Rooms Of Gloom" - Four Tops
186. "Sweet Pea" - Tommy Roe (June '66)
How many songs did you correctly guess from the lyric clues? Refer to the grading scale below to determine your musical I.Q.
All 5 right –
of the College of
3 or 4 right –
Licensed lyric lover
2 right -
1 right –
Sign up for remedial
classes at the
School of Rock
0 right –
You just dance and hum along!
Do you have a top tunes list of your own that you would like to share? I'd love to see it! It doesn't have to contain 200 songs; even a Top 10 would be interesting and instructive. Submit your song list in the form of a comment and I'll get it posted.
Have a Shady day!