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What's That song? (A Guessing Game for Artists of All Kinds)

  1. DJ Funktual profile image86
    DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago

    Ladies and Gentlemen

    Welcome to a completely original rip-off of Name That Tune fused with the Who Am I? game!

    called

    What's That Song?

    The Song You Will Be Searching Your Brains for Made The American Top 40 on the Billboard Chart called The HOT 100.  So it can't be too obscure.

    If you've played Who Am I?  or even read the thread then you KNOW I'm going to be tricky and a bit misleading BUT completely honest in my answers.   HOPEFULLY you also know that I don't waste your time with a subject unless it's something worth talking about again. 

    Congratulations to Inspirepub a/k/a Jenny & Crash Jones who were past winners
    of Who Am I?   They will featured in a future hub along with this game's Winner as well.

    You can't just Post to be the Winner of this thread!  You gotta earn it!   

    THE RULES of the GAME are..

    1) You may ask One (Yes or No) question about this song per post.  You may also throw 1 guess out there IF you really think it's possibly the one.  (Otherwise I end up writing No. and Nope. and that's boring.)

    You may ask about the song itself, the artist, whatever you want...

    FIRST HINT: Why did I choose THIS Forum?

    Ready.......Go!

  2. jimmythejock profile image84
    jimmythejockposted 8 years ago

    Hey DJ, IS YOUR SONG FROM A STAGE MUSICAL?

  3. DJ Funktual profile image86
    DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago

    No it is not Jimmy.

  4. jimmythejock profile image84
    jimmythejockposted 8 years ago

    from a movie?

  5. DJ Funktual profile image86
    DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago

    Negative.  To my knowledge.   However my video was shot by someone HUGE.

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      Jonno.Nortonposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Was the video shot by Quentin Terantino?

      1. DJ Funktual profile image86
        DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        No.  Sorry to keep you waiting I was publishing the Part 6 in the 100 Funniest Movies Series...

        What? Misha What?  All Game Shows have commercials.

  6. Tater2tot profile image60
    Tater2totposted 8 years ago

    Is it a Rap song?

    1. DJ Funktual profile image86
      DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Um...sort of....but not really.

      1. Tater2tot profile image60
        Tater2totposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        So is it a hip-hop song? (similar to rap but not really.)

  7. jimmythejock profile image84
    jimmythejockposted 8 years ago

    would it involve Stephen Spielberg and Cyndi Lauper.....jimmy

    1. DJ Funktual profile image86
      DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      You mean The Goonies R Good Enough?  Nope.  I ain't that.

      With all due respect to Captain Lou Albano of course!

  8. DJ Funktual profile image86
    DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago

    I didn't say that.   I have left quite a few unspoken HINTS here too.  Someone could read this again and get it.   

    OUTRIGHT HINT:  It was even more successful (Chartwise) in the UK.

  9. Tater2tot profile image60
    Tater2totposted 8 years ago

    Did the song come out in the 90s?

  10. DJ Funktual profile image86
    DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago

    No.   Earlier than that.

  11. DJ Funktual profile image86
    DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago

    Jonno looks like Bret from Flight of the Conchords!

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    Jonno.Nortonposted 8 years ago

    Oh NO! My dirty secret!

    http://www.hbo.com/conchords/img/actor/mckenzie_img.jpg
    http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/4743/jonatfleamarketnz2.jpg


    Edit: ^^He's way hotter.^^ I get Justin Timberlake a lot too:
    http://blogs.bet.com/betj/underdog/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/justin-timberlake.jpg

    Oh and before I completely derail your thread, is it a British band?

  13. DJ Funktual profile image86
    DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago

    LOL!   Genius.   I'm sitting in Florida right now eating New York Pizza that I smuggled on my carry-on bag.   Yes the bagels were delish for breakfast as well.

  14. DJ Funktual profile image86
    DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago

    Not a British Band per se no.

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    Jonno.Nortonposted 8 years ago

    Oh Oh! I have a guess!

    Is it Queen and David Bowie - Under Pressure

    My guess is based on a few HINTS. It's not a hip hop song, per se, but it was sampled into a popular hip hop song Vanilla Ice's Ice Ice Baby.

  16. DJ Funktual profile image86
    DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago

    Incredible guess but no.

    You may be closer than you think though.

    p.s.  http://hubpages.com/hub/Flight-of-the-C … sode-Guide

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    Jonno.Nortonposted 8 years ago

    Is it a Sonic Youth song?

  18. DJ Funktual profile image86
    DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago

    Nobody from Sonic Youth appeared on this song.

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    Jonno.Nortonposted 8 years ago

    Ok, so based on what I'm hearing..It sounds like its some kind of art band, pre-90s, sort of like rap but not quite, and top 40. Right? I'm lost, I gotta go play tennis with my g/f, but I'm gonna be hot on the trail if this isn't solved by the time I get back.

    1. DJ Funktual profile image86
      DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Have a good time with Annie Hall.  We'll be right here.  HINT: Anything Pre-90s with even the slightest hint of Hip-Hop elements in it, is gonna be from

      bum ba dum bum...

      THE 80S!

      THERE WERE ONLY 15 Hip-Hop records prior to 1980 and they were..

      Rapper's Delight - Sugar Hill Gang (12") 14:35 ‘79 - #1
      Superappin' - Grandmaster Flash & Furious Five 12:04 ‘79 - #2
      Christmas Rappin' - Kurtis Blow 8:15 ‘79 - #3
      Rappin' and Rocking the House - Funky 4+1 13:30 ‘79 - #4
      We Rap More Mellow - The Younger Generation
      ( a/k/a Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five ) 9:22 ‘79 - #5
      Rhymin' and Rappin' - Paulette & Tanya Winley 5:29 ‘79 - #6
      Funk You Up - Sequence (12") 10:53 ‘79 - #7
      To The Beat Y'all - Lady B 5:22 ‘79 - #8
      MC Rock - Jazzy 4 MC's 8:42 ‘79 - #9
      Lady D - Lady D 5:28 ‘79 - #10
      Street Talk (Madame Rapper) - Funky Constellation 6:35 ‘79 - #11
      Wack Rap - Solid C, Bobby D & Kool Drop 10:58 ‘79 - #12
      Spiderap - Ron Hunt 5:31 ‘79 - #13
      Rapper's Delight - Xanadu & Sweet Lady 10:41 ‘79 - #14a
      b/w Rocker's Choice - Xanadu & Sweet Lady 11:00 ‘79 - #14b
      King Tim III (Personality Jock) - Fatback 6:13 ‘79 - #15

  20. Tater2tot profile image60
    Tater2totposted 8 years ago

    Is it from early 80s?

  21. DJ Funktual profile image86
    DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago

    1985.

  22. DJ Funktual profile image86
    DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago

    Pretty Big Hint!

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    Jonno.Nortonposted 8 years ago

    Was it at the top of the charts in '85? Or just released in '85? Well...hmm, it's kind of the same thing. How about this instead. Is it a guy rapper?

  24. DJ Funktual profile image86
    DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago

    Is there a guy Rapper ON THIS SONG?     Yes.
    Regarding the charts I have posted that already fo' sho'!

    Stand back people cause Jonno is back on the case!

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    Jonno.Nortonposted 8 years ago

    Ok, that '85 hint narrows it quite a bit. I was born in '85, which actually doesn't do much for my guessing skills here, but I think I'm getting close. Is it a Kool and the Gang song?

  26. DJ Funktual profile image86
    DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago

    No.  But Keep guessing.  After all it's a "Guessing Game for ARTISTS of all Kinds!"

  27. DJ Funktual profile image86
    DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago

    In fact anyone out there reading that doesn't think they have a clue, you might be surprised.
    Guess anybody from this period.   The Song is the Dart Board so let those sckers fly!

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    Jonno.Nortonposted 8 years ago

    Hmmm, the only thing that's throwing me for a loop now is the Art thing, your first hint. I don't want to just guess random rap singles from 1985, and none of the hints are really firing any triggers in my stumped brain.

    How about another question. Was the song a break-through hit for the artist or genre? Like did the song put that person on the map, or perhaps blow up the rap scene (which would have been just starting to develop in the mainstream at that time) for people who might not have been into it before, like white folks.

  29. DJ Funktual profile image86
    DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago

    Your last post dances on so many many different truths that I can barely take it. 
    You are so close you should be able to taste it on your tongue, right down to the white folks remark.  lololol!

    I HAVE MADE IT A POINT NOT TO ALIENATE ANY AGE GROUPS FOR THIS PARTICULAR SONG.  ANYONE COULD GET THIS ONE IF THEY JUST FOLLOWED MY DIRECTIONS. 

    They are perhaps giving up on this one because of the rap elements but they are gonna be kicking themselves later if their Hero made the song and they just gave up because of cultural differences. 

    EXAMPLE: If the first genre question had been,"Is this a rock song?"  I would have said yes and nobody would have even known about the rap elements to it.  I'm trying to show people something they already know about peripherally, with a magnifying glass.   

    Like the sublime one we did earlier.  Everybody knows that song but NOT everybody, (you included) knew that Lou-Dog was Bradley Nowell's Best Friend.  and he was a dog.  Now when people I don't know hear that song, they'll think of Louie (as they should)

    Breakthrough question:  Yes definitely!  In many ways!

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    Jonno.Nortonposted 8 years ago

    I want to make a guess, but only because it's a rap song with Rock in the name. I don't think this is it though, based on your last post. I'm still wracking my brain, this could be an all nighter..

    LL Cool J - Rock the Bells?

  31. DJ Funktual profile image86
    DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago

    Nope. But his label mates RUN DMC were on it. 


    OOOOoooohhhhhhhhh!

  32. Crash Jones profile image61
    Crash Jonesposted 8 years ago

    can't be "walk this way" ... that was '87 when it was big ... i remember ... my tenth birthday party with that song played repeatedly

  33. Crash Jones profile image61
    Crash Jonesposted 8 years ago

    Can the song be considered "electro"?

    1. DJ Funktual profile image86
      DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        No.

      It's more of a rock/funk/rap fusion thing.    Herbie Hancock was on it too, don't ya know.

  34. DJ Funktual profile image86
    DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago

    One of the Beatles too.

  35. DJ Funktual profile image86
    DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago

    Wait........ what?????????????????

  36. DJ Funktual profile image86
    DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago

    Rod Stewart and Ray Charles and The Beach Boys were not.

  37. Crash Jones profile image61
    Crash Jonesposted 8 years ago

    heheheheheh .... We are the world?

    1. DJ Funktual profile image86
      DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Nope.

      We Are The World had among it's USA for Africa constituents >> Ray Charles so no.

      HOWEVER, 3 artists from USA for Africa are on this record.

      1. Crash Jones profile image61
        Crash Jonesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Ah, good ... I didn't remember any rap in We are the World .... I know Geldoff started the celebrity song craze with some christmas song ... don't know the title ... so, was it a christmas song?

        And (the only other one I remember) does the song contain the word sun in it?

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    Jonno.Nortonposted 8 years ago

    I didn't know this, but apparently Aerosmith did a song called Walk this Way with Run DMC in '85. I remember the song, but I didn't know Run DMC was on it. Aerosmith was on Columbia though, and Run DMC was on a subsidiary of MCA, now Universal.

    1. Crash Jones profile image61
      Crash Jonesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Huge song ... first huge song to break the rap/rock divide, that I remember anyway. The original was Aerosmith on their first disc, Toys in the Attic... they brought in Run-DMC in '86 or '87 to re-do it.

      1. DJ Funktual profile image86
        DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        AEROSMITH is not on this record.  NOT Walk This Way!

        My first Rap/Rock hybrid was BRING THE NOISE! by Public Enemy & Anthrax

  39. DJ Funktual profile image86
    DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago

    But Lou Reed was.   Ditto Joey Ramone.

  40. DJ Funktual profile image86
    DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago

    Of course Bob Geldof of THE Boomtown Rats was there.

  41. DJ Funktual profile image86
    DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago

    and of course BONO of U2, he never misses a shindig!     Come On Guys!

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    Jonno.Nortonposted 8 years ago

    Is it Sun City by the Artists United Against Apartheid?!
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artists_Un … _Apartheid

  43. DJ Funktual profile image86
    DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago

    BINGO!

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    Jonno.Nortonposted 8 years ago

    YESSSSS!

  45. DJ Funktual profile image86
    DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKCJWjqjQww

    Here is the Pop Up Video Version for you while I prepare the Bio!

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    Jonno.Nortonposted 8 years ago

    I must admit, you pretty much gave it away with all the artists involved. I'm just glad we got it figured out before midnight (my time at least)

  47. Crash Jones profile image61
    Crash Jonesposted 8 years ago

    nice job Jonno!

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    Jonno.Nortonposted 8 years ago

    You were close with that sun reference though, Jones. You could have got it easily with your own knowledge. I was but a wee babe at that time, so this took some research on my part.

  49. DJ Funktual profile image86
    DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago

    THE ARTISTS that were united against Apartheid were,...

    AFRIKA BAMBAATAA
    Ray Barretto
    Stiv Bator
    Pat Benatar
    Big Youth
    Ruben Blades
    Kurtis Blow
    BONO
    The Furious Five ~minus~  Grandmaster Flash
    Jackson Browne & then Girlfriend Daryl Hannah
    Ron Carter
    Clarence Clemons  (of the E Street Band)
    Reggae Legend JIMMY CLIFF
    P-Funk Legend George Clinton
    Miles FREAKIN" Davis PEOPLE!
    Will Downing
    PETER GABRIEL
    Peter Garrett
    Bob Geldof                (ALSO in USA for Africa)
    Daryl Hall & John Oates   (ALSO in USA for Africa)
    Herbie Hancock
    Nona Hendryx
    Linton Kwesi Johnson
    Jazz legend Stanley Jordan
    Kashif
    TEMPTATIONS Eddie Kendrick & David Ruffin


    Little Steven~~~~~~~~~~~who wrote the song and organized the entire thing.
    (HIS REAL NAME IS STEPHEN VAN ZANDT and you prob'ly know him as Sylvio from THE SOPRANOS) He is also a member of the E Street Band!

    Darlene Love
    Malopoets
    Grandmaster Melle Mel
    Michael Monroe of HANOI ROCKS
    Sonny Okosuns
    BONNIE RAITT
    JOEY RAMONE
    LOU REED
    RUN DMC
    Mr.  "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised"  Gil Scott-Heron
    Shankar
    BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN   (FINAL MEMBER of USA for Africa trio!)
    RINGO STARR
    PETE TOWNSHEND
    PETER WOLF (of J. Geils fame)
    Bobby Womack

    1. DJ Funktual profile image86
      DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      What a GUEST LIST huh?

  50. DJ Funktual profile image86
    DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago

    SUN CITY by Artists United Against Apartheid

    History

    "Sun City" is a 1985 protest song written by Steven Van Zandt and recorded by Artists United Against Apartheid to convey opposition to the South African policy of apartheid.

    Van Zandt was interested in writing a song about South Africa's Sun City casino resort, to make parallels with the plight of Native Americans. Danny Schechter, a journalist who was then working with ABC News' 20/20, suggested turning the song into a different kind of "We Are the World", or as Schechter explains, "a song about change not charity, freedom not famine."

    As Van Zandt was writing it, Schechter suggested that he include the names of the artists who had played Sun City in defiance of a United Nations-sanctioned cultural boycott. "I was probably still thinking of 20/20's exposé of conservative Africanists fifteen years earlier," says Schechter. Van Zandt wasn't sure that was wise, but did it anyway, asking in one of the original lyrics, "Linda Ronstadt, how could you do that?" and singling out Julio Iglesias, Queen, the O'Jays, Ray Charles and Rod Stewart. Van Zandt wasn't enthusiastic about writing those lyrics and soon dropped them to avoid offending those artists. Musically speaking, the song was a cutting edge fusion of hip-hop (which was still in its early development), R&B, and hard rock.

    When Van Zandt was finished, he and Schechter spent the next several months searching for artists to participate in recording it.

    No less than 303 tracks were mixed-down to create "Sun City," possibly a record for a pop single. A music video directed by Jonathan Demme with Godley and Creme was also produced.

    "Sun City" only reached #38 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in December 1985, the reason for that low chart rank was because only about half of American radio stations played "Sun City", with some objecting to the lyrics' explicit criticism of President Ronald Reagan's policy of "constructive engagement." R&B stations felt it was too rock-oriented, while rock stations considered it too steeped in hip-hop and R&B. The song was banned in South Africa itself.

    The song did somewhat better overseas, reaching #21 on the UK Singles Chart, becoming a substantial hit in The Netherlands, and achieving chart action in a number of other European countries.

    "Sun City" was picked as record of the year by many of the most influential music critics, topping the prestigious international Pazz & Jop Critics Poll for best single of the year.

 
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