Musical Interlude #1 – One Song And The Tune Of Another

To keep you, dear reader, entertained on the Catastrophe Noir blog, it will not be beneath me to offer inducements and alternative entertainment to keep you coming back time and again (you can’t help yourselves, you are compelled to return).

My not inconsiderable powers of persuasion should  have the requisite attraction alone, an imploring magnetic pull of implanted devious subconscious desires. Failing that, you should be aware that from time to time I’ll be running a truly excellent pub Pop Quiz via these pages.

I can provide the quiz files for download, you however will need to provide your own drinks, crisps, nuts and atmosphere.

The first round is a real belter – it’s called (nod to Radio 4’s ‘I’m sorry I haven’t a clue’) ‘One Song AND The Tune Of Another‘.

There’s two songs playing at the same time, all you have to do is listen carefully and determine the name of the artists and the title of the songs being played. There are 10 such mixes – some we mixed properly and some we slapped together with some form of thematic link.

Please add comments to this post with your entries for my marking – 1 point for correct artist, 1 point for correct song title.

Obviously try not to ruin your own enjoyment by looking at other people’s comments first – have a go THEN look at the comments. Unless of course you A) can’t get the answers or B) are like me – the sort of person who reads the end of novel when on page 5,  which I do just I case I can’t be arsed to finish it.

I was not alone in this crime, my erstwhile accomplice in the compiling was Mark Vardy who should receive due credit for not being able to match a single beat properly.

Click the link below to download the quiz – it’s an MP3 file >>

2007 – Pop Quiz – One Song And The Tune Of Another


5 thoughts on “Musical Interlude #1 – One Song And The Tune Of Another

  1. Some of them I remember vaguely from an old ISSL pop quiz – but some new ones in there?

    1a – Kylie – can’t get you out of my head
    1b – Abba – Gimme, Gimme, Gimme (a man after midnight)
    2a – Vapours – Turning Japanese
    2b – Aneka/Anika – Japanese Boy
    3a – REM – Losing my religion
    3b – Bon Jovi – Livin’ on a prayer
    4a – 9 to 5 – Dolly Parton
    4b – 9 to 5 – Sheena Easton
    5a – LDN – Lily Allen
    5b – scissor Sisters – I don’t feel like dancing
    6a – Wham – I’m your man
    6b – White Town – Never be your woman
    7a – Communards – Don’t leave me this way
    7b – Soft Cell – Tainted Love
    8a – Beautiful South – A little time
    8b – Specials – Ghost Town
    9a – Talking Heads – Road to Nowhere
    9b – Elvis – You were always on my mind
    10a – Bill Bragg – New England
    10b – Kirsty MacColl – New England

      • No – your okay. It actually depends on which country it was released in ! In the UK it was 9 to 5 and it was released in the UK first. It was retitled ‘Morning Train’ when released in the US – specifically to differentiate it with the Dolly Parton song it is happily rubbing up against in this mix.

        Well done though – it means a full house you have the maximum 20 marks. I’ll let a few niggles slip. White Town was just ‘Your Woman’ and Elvis was just ‘Always On My Mind’.

  2. “not being able to match a single beat properly”?? What makes you think it wasn’t a deliberate artistic choice rather than sheer laziness?

    Don’t answer that.

  3. Considering just how long it took to weld 15 seconds of ABBA and Kylie together I think you made the smarter choice – I’m not getting that 2 hours of my life back pitch-shifting and tempo matching 😉

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