Step 1: Put your music player on shuffle.
Step 2: Post the first line or so from the first 50 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing. Caveat: I'm not going to include a.) spoken word, or b.) anything where the title is in the first line, as that would make it just a wee bit too easy c.) in at least one instance, I've omitted one where I just couldn't decipher the first line...
Step 3: Strike through the songs when someone guesses both artist and track correctly.
Step 4: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is CHEATING!
Step 5: If you like the game post your own!
1.) A day will come when this world you've made will surely pass away.
2.) I feel like dancing/singing like lovers sing.
3.) Is this a riot, or are you just pleased to see me?
4.) We're both in the gutter, that's no surprise/what does it matter when I look in your eyes?
5.) I only turned to see what hand had set this inner field alight; against the flame I see the outline of a man against a night
7.) Everything has a season/everything becomes the past
8.) Here come old flat top/He come grooving up slowly
9.) Now you've whipped the record over/you're not sure what you will find.
10.) Behind the flowers on the place I stay/she breathed in and took my breath away.
11.) You got a hundred dollar bill, put your hands up/You got a fifty dollar bill, put your hands up
12.) Every time I see you/Something happens to me.
13.) Late on Tuesday evening, such a commotion in the street/Someone broke a window and someone's head got beat.
14.) I get out of bed at half past ten/'phone up a friend who's a party animal.
16.) Bright in flames, they're melting with the snow/Precious wishes, heavenwards they go
17.) Zazou, what ya gonna do? There's a lot of people coming for you.
18.) When I go fishing with my rod/I often get that urge/to fall asleep, a sleep so deep/that no one notices me
19.) Temptation falls in your path/No hesitation why you ask
20.) There's something I want to ask you before it's too late/It's been on my mind since the first time we met.
21.) I never thought I could be feeling this way/Standing here in front of you, this perfect day.
22.) I hate you. I hate you. Nothing will ever be the same.
23.) Even though it's been so long/My love for you keeps going strong
25.) As we come today, we remind ourselves of what we do/That these songs are not just songs but signs of love for you.
26.) Father worked in industry/Now the work has moved on, and the factories gone.
27.) Can you take a wildflower and turn her into/Into a nuclear powerplant/'Cos I can't
29.) Sure good to be home again
30.) In the house time is sweet/I hear the children playing in the street
32.) If I could I'd like to be/A great big movie star - Stone in love with you, title guessed by ghyste, artist still up for grabs
33.) She wanted to be the hostess of the big game show/Like Loni Anderson
34.) I got a whole lot of things to tell her
35.) You gentlemen who think you have a mission/To purge us of the seven deadly sins.
36.) I see it in your eyes/You need a friend tonight/Someone broke your heart in two.
37.) I, I really want to get know you/I really want to get to show you how/How I really feel.
38.) Lost outside, must be a trick of the light/Don't know wrong from right, want it every day and every night.
39.) Ride on the storm I made/I glide on the ashes of the sky.
41.) Water was running, children were running, you were running out of time
44.) I came out of the darkness, holding one thing
45.) Kindness in your eyes/I guess you heard me cry
47.) Every time I think of you/I feel a shot right through with a bolt of blue - New Order, artist guessed by pomkeygeekange, song title still up for grabs
48.) Another night with open eyes/Too late to sleep, too soon to rise
49.) Lost in the high street where the dogs run
Apologies for those who don't share entirely my musical taste - rather unusually for these "set mp3 player on shuffle mode" things there are a rather high number of songs by my favourite group. *ahem*
Also, apologies for the "tribute to the IT Crowd" deliberate typo on question 50, but it was kind of irresistible!
Anyway - have fun guessing!