NAME THOSE SONGS:
This is a two part contest and we typically do only one of these
Part 1: I play excerpts from four top 20 hits, one right after
the other. You will hear at least 5 seconds from each tune. The
objective is to name all 4 song titles on the same chat line and
in the order they are heard or presented. Meaning even if you
name all four titles correctly, but you do not have the order,
correct, then someone makes a guess after you and also names
the song titles correctly, but in the proper order, he/she will be
our winner for that part of the contest.
In addition, you will need to have at least 2 words from the actual
song title. Subtitles and added tyrics to your guess, do not help or
hurt your guess, as long as you have three words from the actual
song title itself. Obvioulsy, if the song title has only one or two
words, then that's all you need for your song title guess.
Part 2: Much like the Connection Sets, there is a theme or common
thread involved here. Again this theme may involve the tunes, the
artists or something else. The same rules that apply to the
Connection Sets apply here as well. If needed, clues will be provided
We will have a winner for each of these contests. The first person
to guess correctly according to myself and judges assisting me
(there are usually two) will be declared the winner in each case.
We usually only announce one winner for each of these two contests.
NOTE: With contests like these we have waiting period or delay
before any guesses are allowed. The reason for this has to do with
the fact that the program is streamed over the internet and there
is a delay that varies from listener to listener. Meaning the time
it takes for the contests, music or anything said on the air, reaches
our listenning audience is not the same for everyone. The typical
delay is 8 seconds, but it can be longer for others. In fact, some
won't hear the contests until 10,15 or even as long as 20 seconds
Meaning, without this guessing delay, we often end up with some
folks guessing, while others are still listening to the actual contest
We do make this an easy procedure to follow, however. Right before
these contests start, one of the judges will put a bright red banner
in chat asking that all guesses (and chat) will held until the green
banner or go ahead is placed into chat. I do this myself and it's
typically 20-25 seconds after I hear the contest end.
While no guesses before the banner are official and will not
count, should you find yourself inadvertanty jumping the gun
(and it does happen), you are allowed to guess after the green
'go ahead' banner and you are encouraged to do so. In fact, if
your 'jump the gun' guess is correct and you do not guess again,
someone else may end up 'stealing' your guess and winning with it.
As rules and key points go, that's basically it for Name Those Songs.
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