Music Stew: Ten 70’s Songs Played Simultaneously–How Many Can You Identify?

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What is Music Stew? It’s ten songs–in this case, all from the 70’s to narrow things down a bit–all bundled together into one ball of confusion. (No, that one’s not in the mix.)

All ten songs start from their beginning.

The clip’s length (about 2:57) was dictated by the length of the shortest of the songs (although it would have been interesting to let the full clip play out as the songs were eliminated from the mix one by one, but that would have been too easy).

List whatever songs you can identify in the comments section. I’ll help by weeding out any wrong answers, and eventually by a group effort maybe all ten will be named.

Here’s a tip: Each of these songs has parts that stand out from the other tracks. Identifying most of them should be a matter of simply listening for the moments when a particularly distinctive musical tone stabs through the cacophony. From then on it’s easy to pick up a single song’s thread. And almost every one of the ten has a very distinctive beginning. Listening to the first few seconds a few times should help you to name several of the songs. Good luck!

p.s. This also makes great background music at work. Play loud!

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rose
    Jun 13, 2013 @ 20:10:31

    No More Mr. Nice Guy- Alice Cooper
    Margaritaville- Jimmy Buffet
    Domino- Van Morrison

    I’m listening again later, with head phones… full blast! What abuse for the auditory system!

    Reply

    • Ed Cyphers
      Jun 13, 2013 @ 20:49:30

      That’s three more than anybody else has come up with. Nice job!

      1 No More Mr. Nice Guy-Alice Cooper
      2 Margaritaville-Jimmy Buffet
      3 Domino-Van Morrison

      Reply

  2. mvcoogan
    Jun 14, 2013 @ 08:35:55

    I’m not getting much here on the first few attempts. Sounds like stew. With mashed potatoes….Will try again. Headphones is a good idea.

    Reply

  3. Ed Cyphers
    Jun 14, 2013 @ 16:04:23

    Yeah, I was careful in adjusting relative volume levels of each song so that none dominated or was TOO easily discerned.

    Guess you could say Music Stew is part of a balanced breakfast.

    Reply

  4. Anonymous
    Jun 18, 2013 @ 12:26:13

    Whatever….Can U Just Puree For Me? ha

    Reply

  5. E
    Jun 18, 2013 @ 12:27:47

    Oops
    Last Comment Was Mine
    I Could Only Wish My Ears Could DistinguishThat Well!

    Reply

  6. Ed Cyphers
    Jun 18, 2013 @ 20:01:58

    Answers:
    1 No More Mr. Nice Guy-Alice Cooper
    2 Margaritaville-Jimmy Buffet
    3 Domino-Van Morrison
    4 Maggie May-Rod Stewart
    5 Magic Man-Heart
    6 Lady-Styx
    7 Only the Good Die Young-Billy Joel
    8 Band on the Run-Paul McCartney/Wings
    9 All Right Now-Free
    10 Play that Funky Music-Wild Cherry

    Now: listen again and I’ll bet you hear more!

    Reply

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