The First Lines Game

In the interests of sheer good fun, let’s play a game.

This is a meme that used to do the rounds on facebook and myspace (yes, myspace!) back in the day, as well as being featured on this here blog a few times and it’s just good fun.  Who doesn’t love a pub quiz moment where you get to show off your knowledge?


The rules:

Step 1: Put your music player on shuffle.
Step 2: Post the first line (or a few ;)) from the first 30 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing.
Step 3: Italicise the lyrics and post the details when someone guesses both artist and track correctly*
Step 4: For those who are guessing — looking the lyrics up on a search engine is CHEATING!
Step 5: If you like the game post your own

*I’ll even add a YouTube link, because music is for sharing 🙂


1. It’s okay, I’m good. Let’s go.

2. What an amazing time

    What a family

    How did the years go by?

    Now it’s only me

What You Waiting For? – Gwen Stefani (Laura – way to go!)

3. Don’t you know

    So many things they come and go?

4. I gotta take a little time

   A little time to think things over

5. She was a fast machine she kept her motor clean

    She was the best damn woman that I ever seen

6. I been livin for the weekend

    But no not anymore

7. The world was on fire and no one could save me but you.

     It’s strange what desire will make foolish people do.

8. I ain’t the kind you take home to mama 

    I ain’t the kind to wear no ring 

9. Hello, hello, baby, you called?

    I can’t hear a thing

Telephone – Lady Gaga and Beyoncé  (well done Jenny K!)

10. Oceans apart day after day

      And I slowly go insane

Right Here Waiting – Richard Marx (well done, Laura!)

11. It doesn’t hurt me.

      Do you want to feel how it feels?

12. Don’t be so quick to walk away

      Dance with me

13. People like you always want back the love they gave away

      And people like me wanna believe you when you say you’ve changed

14. Popping bottles in the ice, like a blizzard

      When we drink we do it right gettin slizzard

Like a G6 – Far East Movement (Laura)

15. I hopped off the plane at L.A.X.

     With a dream and my cardigan

Party in the USA – Miley Cyrus (Laura)

16. I would take the stars

     Out of the sky for you

17. Worn and haggard, weathered and torn

      Drug through the keyhole of that back door

Making Me Look Good Again – Drake White (Laura)

18. Oh, well, imagine,

      As I’m pacing the pews in a church corridor,

19. It was a theme she had

     On a scheme he had

     Told in a foreign land

20. I wanna walk that line a little crooked

      And live my life a little on the rocks

21. What if I told you about my little nothing town

       The two room house where I came from

If I Told You – Darius Rucker (Laura)

22. To the left, to the left

      To the left, to the left, 

      Everything you own in a box to the left

Irreplaceable – Beyoncé (Jenny K)

23. There’s nothing like summer in the city

      Someone under stress meets someone looking pretty

24. Bet you think I’m sitting at home. No.

      Bet you think that I’m all alone. No.

Somewhere On A Beach – Dierks Bentley (Laura)

25. I’m busy throwing hints that he keeps missing 

      Don’t have to think about it 

Push The Button – Sugababes (Jenny K)

26. Right now you are down and out and feeling really crappy

     And when I see how sad you are it sort of makes me…


27. On a boat, on a beach

      In the water, in the sand

      In the back of a bar

      Cold beer in your hand

You Look Good – Lady Antebellum (Laura)

28. Her hair is Harlow gold

      Her lips sweet surprise

29. Dry lightning cracks across the skies

      Those storm clouds gather in her eyes

Blown Away – Carrie Underwood (Laura)

30. There is freedom within

      There is freedom without

      Try to catch a deluge in a paper cup

Don’t Dream It’s Over – Crowded House (Laura)


Good luck, quizzers!


  1. Jenny K
    15th September 2017 / 12:42 pm

    Ooh this was great fun! I don't know a lot of them, but did find myself quietly humming along the ones I did know 😀 Amazing music taste from what I can figure out haha. Some of them I know the song but not the artist (frustrating!) so I'll just put the ones I think I know both…9. Lady Gaga (and Beyonce!?) – Telephone22. Beyonce – irreplaceable25. Sugababes – push the button

    • Claire
      17th September 2017 / 11:06 am

      Way to go!

  2. Laura
    17th September 2017 / 11:06 am

    Challenge accepted *flexes hands, cracks knuckles*9. Lady Gaga and Beyonce – Telephone10. Richard Marx – Right Here Waiting(?)14. Far East Movement(?) – Like A G615. Miley Cyrus – Party In The USA17. Drake White – Making Me Look Good Again18. Panic! At The Disco (I can't remember the name of the song!)21. Darius Rucker – If I Told You22. Beyonce – Irreplacable24. Dierks Bentley – Somewhere On A Beach25. Sugababes – Push The Button27. Lady Antebellum – You Look Good28. Bette Davis Eyes (can't remember who it's by though!)29. Carrie Underwood – Blown Away30. Crowded House – Don't Dream It's Over

    • Laura
      17th September 2017 / 11:11 am

      Oh, and 2. is Gwen Stefani – What You Waiting For

    • Claire
      17th September 2017 / 11:17 am

      Way to go, lady! Let me know if you recall the artists/titles on the ones you nearly have!

  3. Mrs. Burns
    21st September 2017 / 5:46 am

    4: I wanna know what love is – Foreigner5: You shook me all night long – AC/DC7: Wicked Game: Chris Izaak (sp?)16: You to me are everything – The Real Thing19: China in Your Hands – T'Pau Good game, good game!

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