Saturday, January 19, 2008

Fluff: Song Lyric Trivia

I took a couple of song lyrics quizzes -- 90s yesterday and 80s today. It was not pretty. I got a 17.5 on the 90s and a 57.5 on the 80s. I'm not sure I've ever done worse on 2 quizzes.

I didn't really start listening to the radio until 1984 or so, and I grew up without MTV (I first got cable in the fall of 2000). Given that I turned 13 in 1990, I felt okay about my score on the 1980s one, though there were a few I was a bit embarrassed to have missed. As for the 1990s, I had an allergic reaction to something in 1989 and lost about 30% of my hearing, and the part that was most affected was my ability to tell where one word ends and the next begins, so, in real life, I rely on lip reading to enhance what I hear with my ears. That's harder to do with music. Plus, I didn't listen to a whole lot of pop music from 1993 on. So I suppose the 17.5 wasn't really a big surprise.

1 comment:

Jen said...

I would not do well on those at all. I did not really listen to music at all until I met my husband. So, I think I will avoid those quizzes. :)