Overly Verbose Super Song Intro Challenge Extravaganza
January 18, 2016

There's a thing a bunch of friends (which I do have, thankyouverymuch) and I do every year around New Years where we take a bunch of song intros and then make the wording overly verbose and just a bit pretentious. We make a drinking game out of because of course we do, we're English. This year I managed to save mine in a mysterious word document that I recently discovered and figured I'd see if the collective minds of HonestGamers could riddle them out. No one's got all ten yet. Some are very easy, but all are of well known songs you should have at least heard of.

As follows:

[1] Independent Women - Destiny's Child


All the individuals of a female persuasion without any conservable attachments to a male counterpart.
All the individuals of a female persuasion without any conservable attachments to a male counterpart.
All the individuals of a female persuasion without any conservable attachments to a male counterpart.
All the individuals of a female persuasion without any conservable attachments to a male counterpart.
All the individuals of a female persuasion without any conservable attachments to a male counterpart.
All the individuals of a female persuasion without any conservable attachments to a male counterpart.
All the individuals of a female persuasion without any conservable attachments to a male counterpart.

Raise your appendages in a skyward fashion.

//--//

[2] Hello - Adele

Salutations. This is myself communicating to you currently. I am inquisitive to the feasibly of cohabiting the same location concurrently.

//--//

[3] All Stars - Smash Mouth

I was once informed by a person of unknown statue that the planet we inhabit forthwith resembles greatly a meat product of highly questionable origin and that I had a far greater quality of bluntness to my person in direct comparison to other objects also inhabiting the adjacent wooden building to the rear of my abode.

//--//

[4] Charmless Man - Blur

Acquaintances were formally acquired within the confines of a chamber overfilled with various other individuals of no identification. It was the preferred location to ingest various liquids in an effort to lift oneís spirits. We became seated and the tale unfolded of a gentleman severely lacking in grace.

//--//

[5] All I Want for Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey

I necessitate exceedingly little in the way of acquirement over this festive season; however there is one prerequisite the fulfilling of which I deem essential.

//--//

[6] "Wonderwall" by Oasis

The date we currently reside in is going to be the date we currently reside in that I shall return to your person anonymous items.
By this very moment in time, the realisation should have dawned on you by proxies unknown what significant actions should be promptly undertaken.

//--//

[7] "In the Navy" by the Village People

In the aquatic-based military wing of your nationís self-defence force, you can traverse up to seven large bodies of salt water without issue.
Because of this, while in the aquatic-based military wing of your nationís self-defence force, you need not trouble yourself with any undue concern.

//--//

[8] I'm a believer - The Monkees

Retroactively, I previously detained an unshakable confidence that romantic interests were purely resident in childish acts of time-tested fiction.
The realisation has descended that this is a reality for an unspecified number of individuals, but, as of a recent period, no longer holds factual for myself.

//--//

[9] "Welcome to the Jungle" by Guns 'n Roses

Pray, enter with warm greeting into this large area of thick foliage cultivated by an environment of overly moist conditions that promote the healthy growth of vegetation. Here are housed enjoyable situations and distractions.

//--//

[10] Don't Stop Me Now - Queen

Come twilight, I and a person thus unnamed are certain to have a period of most agreeable activities. In doing so, we will be reminded that we are not deceased. The planet will then strenuously reverse the polarity of existence whilst we move with much velocity in a state of joyous stupor. I decree that you not encumber me at present.

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honestgamer honestgamer - January 18, 2016 (11:35 AM)
I know the first one, I think, but the others are a mystery the likes of which my mind seems unlikely to unravel without deliberation more onerous than I care to contemplate.
- - - January 18, 2016 (04:08 PM)
I'll give the first five a shot...

Actual guesses:
1. Independent Women, Destiny's Child
2. Hello, Adele
5. All I Want for Christmas Is You, Mariah Carey

Trying to decipher:
3: A stranger is telling me the earth is like a raw animal. And there's a shed. And I'm being compared to everything inside this shed.
4: Two people meet in a bar and sit down. The guy's a dick.
jerec jerec - January 18, 2016 (05:17 PM)
Stealing this.
Never3ndr Never3ndr - January 18, 2016 (07:27 PM)
6 is "Wonderwall" by Oasis
7 is "In the Navy" by the Village People
9 is "In the Jungle" by AC/DC (actually not sure about that song title and artist b/c I'm not big on 80's rock...but everybody knows that song)
I agree with Ben on the others he named and dunno what 3, 4, 8, and 10 are
Never3ndr Never3ndr - January 18, 2016 (07:30 PM)
Just looked it up its "Welcome to the Jungle" by Guns 'n Roses...all the hair bands sound the same to me.
- - - January 19, 2016 (01:42 PM)
10 is Queen's Don't Stop Me Now.

Bit stuck with 8 as well.
EmP EmP - January 19, 2016 (04:09 PM)
Very well done, the pair of you. Extra props to Ben who is the first to crack 10.

I'll drop hints soon. I'm charitable.
- - - January 21, 2016 (03:41 PM)
8 sounds like something Taylor Swift could have written.

'Before, I thought love was just in fairy tales. Love is real, but now I know it's not for me.'

*thinks some more*
Suskie Suskie - January 21, 2016 (05:28 PM)
"I'm a Believer" by the Monkees, perhaps?
honestgamer honestgamer - January 21, 2016 (07:26 PM)
Silly Suskie... He's obviously thinking of Smash Mouth! ;-)
EmP EmP - January 22, 2016 (01:44 AM)
Suskie's right. Though Jason's almost right on one of the outstanding songs....
Suskie Suskie - January 22, 2016 (02:36 AM)
Oh, it's "All Star"? Dunno what the meat product business is about...
EmP EmP - January 22, 2016 (02:52 AM)
That's because for countless years until thirty seconds ago I thought the lyrics where gone baloney instead of gonna roll me. That's a much better lyric....
honestgamer honestgamer - January 22, 2016 (11:51 AM)
I love this thread. We have each of us learned so very much! Now I'm hungry for bologna...
- - - January 22, 2016 (04:37 PM)
Man, I just realised. If I had copied my 'translation' for 8 into Google, I could have taken all the credit for myself.
Suskie Suskie - January 22, 2016 (10:52 PM)
I was wondering about that. Seemed so obviously after you interpreted that I was wondering if you were just letting someone else take it.
EmP EmP - January 23, 2016 (12:11 AM)
The other translations are more or less spot on too. Unfortunate meat error aside.

The remaining item is a song from the other Britpop band.
Suskie Suskie - January 23, 2016 (01:57 AM)
Oh, it's "Charmless Man." I feel a tad embarrassed for not getting that since Blur's the last band I saw live :/
EmP EmP - January 23, 2016 (09:21 AM)
Blur Live is one of the few things in life I still enjoy without limit.

That's all of them - good job, you all. The site hive mind is clearly superior to those fleshy mortals out there who have still yet to crack it.

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