Friday, April 4, 2014

Some music puzzles



1. What is the most romantic song you know that doesn't use the word "love"?

No instrumentals, please--the song should have lyrics. And there shouldn't be any inflected forms (loved, loving, lover, etc.).


2. What's the rockingest song you know that doesn't use drums?



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I think some good solutions to #1 are here.

My answer to #2 is pretty strong I think.

(For #2, a song with a very different feel also came to mind - not usually thought of as a rock song, though it did make #12 on the "Mainstream Rock" charts.)

These are subjective, so I suppose they're more like discussion questions. But they do have something in common with puzzles, in that they ask for an optimum subject to given constraints.

5 comments:

JasonZimba said...

My mother in law gave a good answer to #1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwzdVHTNpXs

Bill McCallum said...

For #1, http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/bobdylan/mrtambourineman.html. For #2, the 3rd movement of Beethoven's "Spring Sonata" for Violin and Piano. E.g., the first 1 minute 12 seconds of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxzDJhGCyhc. (The rest is pretty good too, but not so rocking.)

JasonZimba said...

Ah, the romance of the open road...

Travis Jones said...

for #1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSkK65hQIp8
or
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTfwbtVVtAY
or
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVQOdxTMpyI

JasonZimba said...

Some great ones there Travis!