Step 1: Put your iPod/MP3 player or iTunes on random.So here are the songs:
Step 2: Post the first line(s) from the first 20 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing the song. (I took out any instrumental songs, natch, as well as any song where the title is uttered in the first line, so it's not entirely the first 20 songs that came up.)
Step 3: Post and let everyone you know guess what song and artist the lines come from. Those guessing the songs should post in the comments or shoot me an e-mail.
Step 4: Strike out the songs when someone guesses correctly and post the title in bold after the stricken song when it is guessed.
Step 5: (for those guessing the songs) If you look up the lyrics on Google or any other search engine, that's called cheating, so don't do it!
Song #1: I gave you three years of my life/You always said I'd be your wife
Song #5: Another question in me/One for the powers that be/It's got me thrown and so/I put on my poker face.
Song #7: I've had enough of this parade/I'm thinking of the words to say
Song #8: Would you change your mind at the very last moment?
Song #10: There's a lot of tension in this town/I know it's building up inside of me
Song #11: Eyes are black and skin so white/She moves so easily into the night
Song #13: Look over yonder what do you see?/The sun is a risin' most definitely
Song #14: I'm beside myself 'cuz I don't know and you won't tell
Song #15: Baby I never gave my heart to anyone/Oh no/I used to think that love was a game/I used to make it just for fun
Song #16: Love - that's worth fighting for/And that's what this is/How, how could I want more/Than the warmth of your kiss?
Song #17: Early morning light had come/Watched you turn as if to go/With no way out, I gave up the ghost.
Song #18: Let's go down by the grapevine, drink my daddy's wine/Get happy
Guessing right gets you a link from me to your blog (watch out, your site might be overwhelmed with traffic) and I'll post all the answers on Friday night. If you're interested in doing this on your own blog, by all means, do so, and I'll post a link to your lyrics meme.
Have fun - it's not as easy as you might think!