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Crazy Eights - - a Topic for Random Lists

on Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:46 pm
This was the opening post in a thread launched in 2010 by the indefatigable Tyler Moore Parks at our previous home, now to be resumed here.

This topic requires you to submit any sort of list which has eight entries, having to do with music.  Be as whimsical as you want, be
as opinionated as you want, but your submission must have exactly eight entries.  A couple of examples to get this topic started:


LIST I:  Eight popular songs whose names bear their name of their artists:

1.  Bo Diddley
2.  Who Are You
3.  In the Court of the Crimson King
4.  In a Big Country
5.  Bob Dylan's Dream
6.  Bad Company
7.  The Stray Cat Strut
8.  Heartless

LIST II:  My Eight Favorite Warren Zevon Songs:

#8.  Mama Couldn't Be Persuaded
#7.  Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School
#6.  Exciteable Boy
#5.  Poor Poor Pitiful Me
#4.  Werewolves of London
#3.  Travelin' in the Lightning
#2.  Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner
#1.  Lawyers, Guns, and Money
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Re: Crazy Eights - - a Topic for Random Lists

on Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:29 pm
And now... a series of "Eights" based on the names of characters in Shakespeare's plays.
First off: The Tempest:  

1. Heartbeat----Adrian Belew
2. Sebastian----Cockney Rebel
3. Loving You----John Sebastian
4. Take Me Out----Franz Ferdinand
5. Iris, Part 1----James Horner feat. Joshua Bell
6. Belle and Sebastian----Electronic Renaissance
7. Let's Go To San Francisco----The Flowerpot Men
8. San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair)----Scott McKenzie

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Re: Crazy Eights - - a Topic for Random Lists

on Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:58 pm
Next, The Two Gentlemen of Verona:

1. Julia----The Beatles
2. Ambush----The Outlaws
3. Marienbad----Julia Holter
4. Jack Of Speed----Steely Dan
5. Duke Of Earl----Gene Chandler
6. Speed Demon----Michael Jackson
7. My Funny Valentine----Chet Baker
8. The Host, The Ghost, The Most Holy-O----Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band

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Re: Crazy Eights - - a Topic for Random Lists

on Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:38 pm
A "Crazy Thirteen" (just for once and a ragged one at that) of playing cards in song titles:

King Kong----The Mother of Invention
Queen Bitch----David Bowie
Jack Of Speed----Steely Dan
Ten Little Indians----Bill Haley & His Comets
9AM (The Comfort Zone)----Londonbeat  
Eight Miles High----The Byrds
Seven Seas Of Rhye----Queen
634-5789----Wilson Pickett
Five To One----The Doors  
409----The Beach Boys
Three Hearts In A Tangle----James Brown  
Two Little Boys----Rolf Harris
Ace Of Spades----Motörhead


Hearts and Spades are in there too (unplanned) but no Diamonds or Clubs, so here are four of each:

1. Club Tropicana----Wham!
2. At The Club----The Drifters
3. Solitary Man----Neil Diamond
4. Diamond Head----The Beach Boys
5. Shine On You Crazy Diamond----Pink Floyd
6. Time (Clock Of The Heart)----Culture Club
7. This Diamond Ring----Gary Lewis & the Playboys  
8. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band (Reprise)----The Beatles

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Re: Crazy Eights - - a Topic for Random Lists

on Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:27 pm
An Eight culled from the cast of The Merry Wives of Windsor:

1. Robin Hood----Dick James
2. Old Cape Cod----Patti Page
3. Fanlight Fanny----Clinton Ford
4. Paul Evans----Seven Little Girls
5. Tip Of My Tongue----Tommy Quickly
6. Promised You A Miracle----Simple Minds
7. Eloise (Hang On In There)----William Bell
8. I'm A Moody Guy----Shane Fenton and the Fentones

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Re: Crazy Eights - - a Topic for Random Lists

on Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:10 pm
Measure for Measure:

1. Elbow '63----Brian Wilson
2. Praise You-----Fatboy Slim
3. Solsbury Hill----Peter Gabriel
4. Minor Man----The League of Gentlemen
5. Plastic Fantastic Lover---Jefferson Airplane
6. Deniece Williams----Let's Hear It For The Boy
7. She Blinded Me With Science----Thomas Dolby
8. (Just Like) Romeo And Juliet----The Reflections

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Re: Crazy Eights - - a Topic for Random Lists

on Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:26 pm
One of the advantages of leaving PSF (and just browsing SS) is that it gives me a greater impetus to focus on this website, something I did less of in the past because the other two had many more posters and therefore a much greater chance of feedback. It's good to unearth this splendid topic. Sadly, I had to leave behind hundreds of great "8"s when silly Tapatalk messed up our previous home. This one speaks for itself:    

1. Ella Speed----Lead Belly
2. Speedoo----The Cadillacs
3. R.P.M.----The Four Speeds
4. Jack of Speed----Steely Dan
5. Speed Turtle----Brian Wilson
6. Speedy Gonzales----Pat Boone
7. Speed Demon----Michael Jackson
8. Lift Yr. Skinny Fists, Like Antennas to Heaven...---- Godspeed You! Black Emperor

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