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The Most Well Known Unknown Songs
All About Music
Member Name: Midrange
All About Music
Advantages: Music is so diverse
A month ago, I sat down and started to research "The Most Well Known Unknown Songs". I say "research" - all I did was to trawl through my memory for some ridiculously catchy tunes and try and work out what they actually are. Once you start to read you'll understand. It's a bit of fun for music lovers and casual listeners alike. I hope you enjoy the challenge!
Take a look at the following list of composers and songs - do you recognise any of the names? I am confident that, whilst you may be unfamiliar with their titles, you will have heard every song on this list.
As a challenge, see if you can hum the songs before following the YouTube link and having a listen. You may be in for a few surprises (especially with Gran Vals)
Carl Orff: Carmina Burana (1937) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3kvtl59jY4
Julius Fucik: Entrance of the Gladiators (1897) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-YUANOIL7A
Euphemia Allen: The Celebrated Chop Waltz (1877) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jd_ei7Oaq2c
Wayne Hill: Left Bank Two (1963) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcCHRW8G9yY
Julius Wechter: The Spanish Flea (1960s) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-_2QpbXMbw
Boots Randolph: Yakety Sax (1963) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVS3QqrXhD8&fea ture=related
Hoagy Carmichael: Heart and Soul (1938) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9_vXOzFT50
Charles Hale: At a Darktown Cakewalk* (1899) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgPiIpboxt0
Francisco Tárrega: Gran Vals (1902) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hsp6dR-fL4A
Also, if anyone knows the name of the organ music they play at baseball games in the U.S., I'd be most grateful! I can't track down the name of the piece - you'd know it if you heard it.
* first known occurence
Summary: A musical challenge for music lovers and casual listeners alike - test your knowledge!