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Freedom Rock Pop Quiz! Name the song:(7 posts)

Freedom Rock Pop Quiz! Name the song:128
Jan 24, 2003 12:10 PM
This song was written as a 22 minute cantata with a seven minute coda at the end designed as a single. The author presented the song to the Association, who refused it saying they could write better songs with half the words. The author gave the song to a male recording artist who took the song to #2 in 196 _. This same song was recorded by a different, female artist who took the song to #1 in 197_. In 1991, a seminal rap/rock act paid homage to the author of the song by titleing one of their songs directly referencing another of the author's chart topping songs. The rap band was lead by an artist named Carleton Ridenhour, better knkown as **** *.

First recorded by?
Second recorded by?
Rap band referrenced?
Rap band leader?

Extra credit: What the hell is this song about??
Let's seeAlex-in-Evanston
Jan 24, 2003 1:00 PM
Song - MacArthur Park
Author - Jimmy Webb
First Recorded - Richard Harris
Second Recorded - Donnar Summer
Rap Band - P.E.
Rap Band Leader - Chuck D.

Extra creditAlex-in-Evanston
Jan 24, 2003 1:02 PM
Is the P.E. song you're talking about "Night Train"?

Just curious,

Correct on all counts. I neglected to ask who the female was128
Jan 24, 2003 1:18 PM
No, the PE song is 'by the time I get to Arizona' and his was 'by the time I get to Phoenix' or the other way round.

Ok. Now you: explain how you got the answer. I thought Chuck D. would be a thread and maybe the Association reference too searchable. or that Donna Summer could be found undwer a search for #1 70's songs.....

Good work! Extra fig Newtons in the pouch for you. : )
Yoink. I did ask that.Btw it was '68 for him and '78 for her. nm128
Jan 24, 2003 1:21 PM
Jan 24, 2003 1:38 PM
"22 minute cantata with a seven minute coda" in google, hit enter. I'm sorry, I know you took a long time to come up with the question. Such specific phrases are easy to track down. If you had said "extremely long cantata with extended coda" I probably wouldn't have been able to find it.

BTW - I love that P.E. song. Is "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" sampled, or is it just inspiration for the title?

Erg. Would even the Hulk have a chance against Google!128
Jan 27, 2003 5:42 AM
Alex Tribec better yet.

"Rikem, frikem, rakem sakem"

Thanks for the Googleproofing tip...

Don't know if there's any sampling there, but I am inclined to believe it's just inspirational. I liked 'yo nigga', maybe that was on Fear of a Black Planet" Both great records though....

Good work. I'll get you, and your side kick "Search-engine" next time!