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Name That Show

pandora2I have a Pandora station called A Chorus Line.  I’ve listed a number of Broadway shows in the variety section:  Phantom of the Opera,  Jesus Christ Superstar, to name a few, and, most recently, Les Mis.  Whenever I am playing that station, we also play a little game — “Name that Show.”

If someone is in the kitchen when a new song comes on, I say, “Name that Show.”

“What I love about rivers is, you can’t step in the same river twice.  The water’s always changing…” Pandora plays.

“Name that Show,” I say.

Pocahontas,” Hannah joyfully pipes in.

“No more talk of darkness; forget these wide-eyed fears,” Pandora sings.

“Name that Show,” I say.

Phantom of the Opera,” says Deirdre, and then she joins in singing. “Say you’ll share with me one life, one lifetime…”

Last night I left Pandora playing during dinner. “Is this real life?  Is this just fantasy?” crooned Freddie Mercury.

I smiled as I asked the trick question. “Name that Show.”

My husband looked up.  He has never liked games, especially quiz-type games, but he recognized the song.  Well, kind of.

“I know this one,” he said. “Is this Tommy?” he asked.  Right era, wrong song.

“It’s Bohemian Rhapsody,” said Deirdre. “Sometimes they throw in songs that aren’t from shows,” she explained.

Later on we heard Christopher Plummer singing, “E-del-weiss, e-del-weiss,” with that little crack in his voice when he hits the high notes.

“Name that Show,” I said to Eliot who happened to be walking in.

“Ummm.  I know this,” he said. “It’s that one that has ‘B, a bee, a buzzing bee. Ray, a drop of golden sun.'”

I started laughing. “I don’t think I’ve ever heard that version of the song before,” I said to him, “but you’re right.  It’s The Sound of Music.”

Kids.  Where do they get this stuff anyway?


2 comments on “Name That Show

  1. knitwit1980
    January 8, 2013

    I can’t hear Bohemian Rhapsody without thinking of Wayne’s World. I know it wasn’t written for that movie, but you could give a bonus point for it or something. 😉

    • sarahlangdon
      January 8, 2013

      Unfortunately I never saw Wayne’s World. Now I’m intrigued because I love Bohemian Rhapsody.

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