Step 1: Put iTunes/your music program of choice on random. Step 2: Post the first line from the first 25 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing the song. Step 3: Post and let everyone you know guess what song and artist the lines come from. Step 4: Strike out the songs when someone guesses correctly.
Rules: 1: No skipping songs because they're embarrassing! (Unless they're just music/a movie) 2: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is cheating!
1. I opened up the pathway of the heart, the flowers died embittered from the start - "I Surrender" by David Sylvian 2. It wasn't rain that washed away, rinsed out the colour of your eyes - "I've Been Losing You" by a-ha 3. Wish you'd never even loved me, it makes it so hard to live without love now - "Wheels" by Lone Justice 4. I never saw sunlight burn as bright, I never felt darkness the way I feel it tonight - "Little Black Heart" by a-ha 5. Opaline through her hair, born on an April tide 6. How did he come here? Who gave him the key? - "A Pagan Place" by The Waterboys 7. Talking about stealing the show, no one would know 8. What did I tell you before when I was up, anxiety was bringing me down - "(All You Do To Me Is) Talk Talk" by Talk Talk 9. Naked girl, don't let the world degrade you - "Bitterness" by the Wild Swans 10. Every day that you pull me under, I don't know what to believe 11. Oh hell, trouble is coming, out here panicking along - "In The Lowlands" by Crowded House 12. I don't know your face no more, or feel the touch that I adore - "We Might As Well Be Strangers" by Keane 13. Some sign of forgiveness, some form of release - "Solace" by a-ha 14. The wounds on your hands never seem to heal - "Forbidden Colours" by David Sylvian and Ryuichi Sakamoto 15. That certain night, the night we met, there was magic abroad in the air - "A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square", performed by Harry Connick Jr. 16. Hey, what is it with you today? 17. They've stolen the moon, the magic is gone - "Midnight Sun" by David Sylvian 18. He gambles on the saddle, he's pulling at the mane - "Jean the Birdman" by David Sylvian 19. You said that you would carry the torch - "I Will Not Follow" by The Waterboys 20. The hunted look, the haunted grace, the empty laugh that you cultivate - "Who Do You Think You Are?" by Elvis Costello with the Brodsky Quartet 21. If I could only see straight, I wouldn't be lonely these days - "Bittersweetheart" by Ed Harcourt 22. Ooh, ants in my pants 23. Take a look, ask what it's worth and tell me you're a man 24. Waning moon, harbouring a meadowland, I've been waning too 25. No such thing, I'm sure you've mistaken me
Seriously, the majority of these are so obscure that I will be shocked, I tell you, shocked, if anyone gets more than three. In fact I am so sure that nobody will guess three answers that are not all by the same artist, that I promise to write a ficlet for the fandom/character of your choice (assuming it's a fandom I know about) for anyone who does. That's without Googling, remember...