July 1st, 2006


Song Guessing Game

This is not a meme, I'm simply curious.

I recently made a mix CD, my first in years. While the idea of purchasing mp3's is somewhat strange it's worked out rather well. The songs were selected on the basis of rhythms for ballroom dance and, while they're not necessarily the most representative songs of each rhythm or my favorites, they're all fun songs. I've listed a single from each song as well as the rhythm it comes from. See if you can guess the song and artist (covers have been specified).

1. Argentine Tango - "Hay milonga de amor"
2. Bolero - "Como si fuera esta noche la última vez,"
3. Bolero - "And when the stars are shining brightly in the velvet sky"
4. Cha-Cha - "It just aint enough to leave a happy home"
5. Fast Swing - "Like a wild train rollin right down you track"
6. Fast Swing - "A whipped up jitterbuggin' brown eyed man"
7. Foxtrot - "It's far beyond the stars" (cover by Royal Crown Revue)
8. Hustle - "The lights are on but there's no-one home"
9. Merengue - "fuí desde el norte hasta el polo sur"
10. Polka - " Chipul tau si dragostea din tei,"
11. Rhumba - "And so they linksed their hands and danced"
12. Samba - "Next to her cheap silicon I look minimal"
13. Slow Swing - "I strut right by with my tail in the air"
14. Tango - "So if you really love me, say yes"
15. Tango - "I'm defeated, I should give up right now"
16. Two-Step - "Strike up the band and make the fireflies dance"
17. Viennese Waltz - "And I feel like I'm naked in front of the crowd"
18. Waltz - "What's so amazing that keeps us star gazing" (cover by Sarah McLachlan)
19. West Coast Swing - "He said, "Julie baby, you're my flame"