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Can you name the 3-word song titles when the words are split across 3 columns?
Enter a 3-word song title in the box below
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All songs were top 20 singles in the US since 1980. Some combinations may be legitimate song titles but not a valid answer. To view all lines WITHOUT SCROLLING, try the F11 key.
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Jun 14th, 2010 at 03:24 GMT
Too tough? Try the simpler version linked in the instructions at the top of the page.
Jun 14th, 2010 at 03:34 GMT
I split this quiz in two so you should largely be able to avoid the problem of scrolling. If you use Firefox, the F11 key will get all the quiz on the page.
Jun 14th, 2010 at 04:09 GMT
Wish I had seen the F11 hint earlier. That made it really tough. Good quiz though.
Jun 14th, 2010 at 05:47 GMT
I don't think this worked as well as it does with movies; there are just so many songs in the world that I didn't know huge chunks of the quiz, even out of the things I got, and I suspect that'll be true for most people. I also think this works better if there aren't a lot of "false positives", trios that work but aren't what's intended, and I think that may be inevitable in a quiz like this (in this case, "Just Like Heaven" in particular kept throwing me off).
Jun 14th, 2010 at 06:02 GMT
Yeah, this quiz was hard to do again because I could barely read it on the size where it all fit on one page. It would be a million times stronger if the middle column weren't all prepositions. So you have songs like "Crazy for You" which was a number 1 hit for Madonna, but wasn't the intended one. I'd like to see songs like "Please Please Me," "Losing My Religion," "Baby Got Back," "I'm Too Sexy," etc. Music is too big a category with too many genres to guess prepositional phrases.
Jun 14th, 2010 at 08:17 GMT
I completely agree in re prepositions. The idea is a good one, and I generally like these quizzes where we find matches to a set. So, please don't get discouraged; this one could be good with some tweaking. (The missing "Just Like Heaven" threw me off, too.)
Jun 14th, 2010 at 10:15 GMT
As soon as I scrolled and saw the word "Swagga" I knew I was doomed.
Jun 14th, 2010 at 10:24 GMT
So many songs I should have got... But I totally agree with the prepositions thing, it just makes it too confusing and throws up other song possibilities that you havent accepted, for example, 'All About You' by McFly (and I suspect other artists have used that title too!).
Jun 14th, 2010 at 11:00 GMT
Well, I did say this was tough! On the similar Movie quiz, I justwent for many of the most common 3-word titles and people thought it was too simple. This time I intentionally went for title with the second word being a preposition so that almost any combination made some kind of grammatical sense. I didn't intentionally leave in misleading combinations, but expected that some would occur and people would find them. The "Easy" version of the quiz, linked in at the top of this quiz, has the same prepositional middles, just fewer titles - about 20 instead of 40 - but I knew the difficulty would increase geometrically with the number of rows.
Jun 14th, 2010 at 11:01 GMT
Would you like another such quiz with all #1 songs, and no preposition restrictions? Vote this comment up.
Jun 15th, 2010 at 00:22 GMT
I liked the challenge. The easy one was too easy; I had plenty of time left and I hadn't even heard of at least 1/3 of the easy songs. This was much more challenging.
Jun 15th, 2010 at 02:58 GMT
Loved this quiz. Anything with 2 Bon Jovi songs is a win with me.
Jun 15th, 2010 at 14:21 GMT
I loved the challenge of this quiz, would like more!
Jun 15th, 2010 at 16:38 GMT
just like heaven is a song as well
Jun 16th, 2010 at 00:18 GMT
@rockgolf, I know I'm in the minority here but I liked the challenge of the prepositions and the many false positives. I would really, really beg you not to do a quiz with only #1 hits. Those same song titles appear over and over and over again in Sporcle quizzes, to the point where many of us can probably score 50% **right now**, before you even make the quiz.
Jun 18th, 2010 at 12:50 GMT
There enough material for 4 quizzes worth of #1 songs. I've already created one, (http://www.sporcle.com/games/rockgolf/video_sporkilled_the_radio_star ) but response has been less than overwhelming.
@Strags11: That was my concern too. So I may try a
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Jun 19th, 2010 at 02:12 GMT
Figures I would miss Saved By Zero; I burned that song from my memory after being forced to hear it 100 times watching commercials during NFL games.
Sep 5th, 2010 at 21:39 GMT
I was thinking "Just Like Heaven", but no dice
Feb 3rd, 2011 at 23:50 GMT
Nice quiz. It would be interesting if you put from what artist each song is.
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