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Can you name the 80's songs played backwards?
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May 18th, 2012 at 11:23 GMT
My friends can never know that the only one I missed was #15. Never.
May 18th, 2012 at 19:47 GMT
wow... I've made this quiz way too easy I'll try to make the 70's version more challenging
May 20th, 2012 at 12:13 GMT
Well, the 80s had some very typical songs and voices - try telling some of todays ballads apart backwards... (although I like many of them, the likes of Christina Perry and Adele sound somewhat similar). Apart from that: I find it interesting that the one which sounds most like "forward" is the one without any instruments - when normally, backwards voices sound stranger than backwards instruments.
May 20th, 2012 at 15:53 GMT
Did we just get llorkcir'd?
May 21st, 2012 at 03:43 GMT
I can't wait for the 70s version!!!!!!! Excellent, 5 globes and nominated.
May 23rd, 2012 at 04:50 GMT
Make sure you link to your 90's quiz!
May 23rd, 2012 at 20:16 GMT
@Ulkomaalainen: I think it's weird you take Adele as an example. I think she is a perfect example of someone of the last 5 years with a very typical, characteristic voice. By the way, a lot of 80s-ballads also sound very similar. The ones that distinguish itself are the ones that are best remembered, and therefore we have a wrong view of the 80s (same goes for other decades).
May 23rd, 2012 at 20:57 GMT
It's definitely the case that I could recognize many of the singers from their voices. (Cyndi Lauper sounds like Cyndi Lauper, forwards or backwards. I almost missed "Livin' on a Prayer" because I guessed "You Give Love a Bad Name"--when I came back to it, I discovered that I'd recognized the singer but picked the wrong song.) On the other hand, I only got #7 by mentally playing the guitar solo backwards, which is a weird experience.
And #21, which I missed, is downright *creepy*.
May 23rd, 2012 at 23:46 GMT
Great quiz, challenging and fun. BTW,I agree about #21 sounding creepy, and the reason may be what Ulkomaalainen said about backwards voices sounding stranger: all the "instruments" on that song are humans.
May 24th, 2012 at 11:06 GMT
Great quiz! I was able to get every last one (Except for #15), which is impressive considering most of these songs are about twice as old as I am. I'm eager to see the 70s version!
May 24th, 2012 at 12:17 GMT
.boj eciN .em dellorkciR uoY :02#
May 25th, 2012 at 01:44 GMT
LOVE this quiz!!!!
Jun 3rd, 2012 at 02:07 GMT
I'm counting that as a -1 rickroll. My total just decreased.
Jun 5th, 2012 at 22:30 GMT
got them all right
Jul 12th, 2012 at 13:42 GMT
you gotta fight for your right to sporcle
Oct 9th, 2012 at 01:49 GMT
crazy train sounds the same both ways!
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