Game Day – Musical Word Play


Hello everyone, Winnie Griggs here. It’s Game Day!!  Always a fun time. And since I love word games (I also love math games but I’m aware I may be in the minority there 🙂 ) I thought we’d play one that combines wordplay and music.

This is going to be super easy – take the letters in EITHER your first or last name (or both if you’re feeling ambitious!) and list a song that starts with that letter.  Here’s an example using my name – I used both my first and last names because I wanted to cover more songs (and yes I’m a BIG Randy Travis and Beatles fan 🙂 )

Whisper My Name (Randy Travis)
In My Life (Beatles)
Nowhere Man (Beatles)
Norwegian Wood (Beatles)
I Told You So (Randy Travis)
Eight Days A Week (Beatles)

Girl (Beatles)
Revolution (Beatles)
If I Didn’t Have You (Randy Travis)
Good Day Sunshine (Beatles)
Get Back (Beatles)
Somewhere In My Broken Heart (Randy Travis)

So now it’s your turn. I can’t wait to see what musical choices you make.

And everyone who plays along gets entered in a drawing for their choice of any book in my backlist

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52 thoughts on “Game Day – Musical Word Play”

  1. J Jane (Jefferson Starship)
    U Up Around the Bend (CCR)
    L Listen to the Music (Doobie Brothers)
    I I Just Want to Celebrate (Rare Earth)
    E Every Breath You Take ( Sting & the Police)

  2. Oh my – not on this Monday after a very rough weekend that included my hubs combine catching on fire last evening! So scary – he is fine! A John Deere tech is there now to try to find out WHY!

    • Combine fires are very scary! We had a JD burn sometime between shutting down for the night and going back to work the next morning several years ago. Thankfully it was parked in a corner away from the crop in dirt. Hope everyone is okay and you didn’t lose a lot of crop as well as the combine.

  3. My birth name is: Lournetta
    L – Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear – Elvis Presely
    O – Oh, Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
    U – Unafraid – Amy Grant
    R – Ragged Old Flag – Johnny Cash
    N – Nancy With the Laughing Face – Frank Sinatra
    E – Eagle – Abba
    T – They Long to be Close to You – Carpenters
    T – The Real Me – Natalie Grant
    A – A Boy Named Sue – Johnny Cash

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  4. Good Hearted Women- Willie Nelson
    Are You Lonesome Tonight- Elvis
    In the Ghetto- Elvis
    Lady- Styx
    Have You Ever Seen the Rain- Creedence
    Up Around the Bend- Creedence
    Ramblin’ Gambling’ Man- Bob Segar
    Hello Darlin- Conway Twitty

  5. Let it Be (beetles)
    No (trainor)
    Night Moves (segar)

    My Maria (brooks/dunn)
    Ave Maria
    Respect (aretha)
    I can see clearly now
    Everywhere (mcGraw)

  6. California Dreamin (Mama’s and Papas)
    Ode to Billy Joe (Bobbie Gentry)
    Na Na Hey Hey (Steam)
    Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (Joan Baez)
    I Am Woman (Helen Reddy)
    Earth Angel (Johnny Tillotson)

    Lady Willpower (Gary Puckett and the Union Gap)
    El Condor Pasa (Simon and Garfunkel)
    Early in the Morning (Vanity Fare)

  7. Time in a bottle by Jim Croce
    Ruby, don’t take your love to town by Kenny Rogers
    Unchained Melody by the Righteous Brothers
    Daddy don’t you walk so fast by Wayne Newton
    Yesterday when I was young by Roy Clark


  8. This is a fun game, Winnie! I can’t resist playing.
    L- Livin’ on a Prayer – Jon Bon Jovi
    I – I Can’t Get No Satisfaction – Rolling Stones
    N- Need You Now – Antebellum
    D – Daddy Frank – Johnny Cash
    A – All my Exs Live in Texas – George Strait

  9. E- Elizabeth (Statler Brothers)
    L- Lagan Love (Celtic Thunder)
    I- It Is Well
    Z- Zippity Doo-Dah (Voctave)
    A- Always There (Emmet Cahill)
    B- Beautiful Star of Bethlehem
    E- El Shaddai (Michael Card)
    T- The Star-Spangled Banner
    H- Homeward Bound (by Marta Keen)

  10. L – Lord, I Hope This Day is Good — Don Williams
    O – Only You — Statler Brothers
    R – Remember Who You Are — Gibson Brothers
    I – In God We Still Trust — Diamond Rio

    C – Count On Me — Statler Brothers
    O – On Heaven’s Bright Shore — The Inspirations
    L – Let Me Tell You His Name Again — Kenny Hinson
    E – Even If — MercyMe

    I needed a longer name… I like quite a large variety of music styles! 🙂

    And I’m in your minority league… I love word games & I also love math games! 🙂

  11. Carrighfergus
    On Your Shore
    Last Time by Moonlight
    Lazy Days
    Echoes In Rain
    Even In The Shadows
    Na Laetha Geal M’ioge

  12. A – Amazing Grace
    L – Land of a thousand Dances
    I – I Am Woman
    C – Crazy Little Thing called Love
    I – I Can See for Miles
    A – Aleluia

    H – Have You Seen Her
    A – Ave Maria
    N – Neon Moon
    E – Earth Angel
    Y – Yakety Yak

    This was alot of fun, Thank you. Have a great week and stay safe.

  13. T- Time marches on
    O- Only the Lonely
    N- Night Moves
    Y- Yellow Rose Of Texas
    A- Angel Eyes

    C- Come Together
    H- Here comes the Rain
    E- Earth Angel
    R- Rockin Robin
    R- Rock of Ages
    Y- Young Love.
    Love 50’s, 60 and 70’s music

  14. L- Lady by Little River Band
    U- Us by James Bay
    A- Against the Wind by Bob Seger & SBB
    N- Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinead O’C
    N- November Rain by Guns & Roses
    E- Everything by Toby Mac

  15. M – Material Girl by Madonna
    E – Earth Angel by the Vogues
    G – Galveston by Glen Cambell
    A – A Guy Walks Into a Bar by Tyler Farr
    N – Never My Love by The Association

  16. P – “Primavera”. by Santana
    A – All You Need Is Love. by The Beatles
    T – Time in a Bottle by Jim Croce
    R – Rocky Mountain High. by. John Denver
    I – I Am A Rock. by. Simon and Garfunkel
    C – Cats In The Cradle by Harry Chapin
    I – I Am Woman by Helen Reddy
    A – A ‘Soalin’ by Peter, Paul and Mary

    The songs are a pretty good indication of my age, I guess. I won’t even attempt my last name.

    • Another great list of songs and artists. I love John Denver’s music sooooooo much. I saw him in concert once (it was fantabulous!) and his song Annie’s Song played at my wedding.

  17. TONYA
    T – Tulsa Time by Don Williams
    N- Nobody In His Right Mind , Would’ve Left Her by George Strait
    Y- Yellow Rose Of Texas
    A- Amazing Grace

  18. L-Lady-Kenny Rogers
    A-All the Pretty Little Horses
    N-Nananana, Nananana, Hey, Hey, Goodbye
    A-All to Jesus, I Surrender

    B-Bringing in the Sheaves
    U-Unto Us a Child is Born
    R-Redeemed, How I Love to Proclaim It
    T-Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus
    O-On Christ the Solid Rock I Stand
    N-Nearer My God to Thee

  19. C- Cry Pretty (Carrie Underwood)
    A- Ain’t Worth the Whiskey (Cole Swindell)
    R- Ruby- Kenny Rogers
    O- One Last Time (Kellie Pickler)
    L- Love Me Tender (Elvis
    Y- You & Tequila ( Kenny Chesney)
    N- Nobody Likes Sad Songs- Ronnie Milsap

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