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Challenge Chart Hits Challenge - Can a recent hit inspire you? (Feb 19th, 2018 - 8 more titles & rule revert)

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by Ewok Poet, Jul 9, 2016.

  1. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    Hello and welcome to the CHART HITS CHALLENGE.

    This idea came to me when I realised that I was completely unaware of most of the more recent mainstream hits. Then I remembered last year and WarmNyota_SweetAyesha's '80s Songs Roulette in NSWFF and an idea of challenges featuring songs from various decades popped up. And I thought, why don't we start with the decade most of us are probably least familiar with - this one?

    Take your bank before I pay you out
    I promise this, promise this
    Check this hand cause I'm marvelous


    What's it all about?

    I went through the Billboard end-of-year charts from 2009 to 2015 and some recent ones and picked a bunch of song titles. They vary greatly. There's a two-letter one and there are some pretty long ones. Some are perfect for romance, some for dark, sinister stories. I ignored the most debatable of the songs, but I kept some earworms that people love to hate. Opa, gang...I mean, yeah. :)

    You can use these title as prompts. If you would like to explore further, you are welcome to google the song lyrics and/or the music video. If you are the kind who can be inspired by the music itself, even cooler!

    Similarly, you do not have to title your stories after these songs - you can use any title you like or a line from the song's lyrics.

    The only thing I am asking you is not to write songfics. That would be way too easy, wouldn't it? All other formats are welcome.

    Or gimme that title, title
    Come and gimme that title, title
    Better gimme that title, title
    Come and gimme that title, title


    How to play?

    - Roll one 30-sided die or just pick a number from 1 to 30 that has not been taken yet.

    - I will give you the song name once I've seen your post. In public.

    - You can have more than one song when you're done with the first.

    - If you're stuck with your first choice, tell me and pick another. I'll put the first choice back in the poll.

    - TOS apply, just like for any other challenge. Duh.


    Look ma, no hands!
    You gotta just show me off, off
    What you embarrassed?


    Once you're done...

    ...post the link to your story in this thread. I will be delighted to read it and I'm sure other people will, too. :) And, of course, I will add your story to the index below.

    I would love it if you managed to finish your story/stories by the end of 2016, so we could then start another, with songs from some other decade. But if you can handle more than one such challenge at the same time or if your muse is being a moose instead, you're welcome to submit your response in 2018 or, well, whenever.

    Rules have been updated to clarify some things on February 19th, 2018.



    * The first verse used is from Lady Gaga's Poker Face and the second and third from Meghan Trainor's Title.
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2018
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  2. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    Index

    01. RX_Sith - Use Somebody
    (song: Use Somebody by Kings of Leon)

    02. RX_Sith - TBA
    (song: I Knew You Were Trouble by Taylor Swift)

    03. RX_Sith - I'll Never Be A Royal
    (song: Royals by Lorde)

    04. mavjade - TBA
    (song: Boyfriend by Justin Bieber)

    05. Findswoman - TBA
    (song: Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen)

    06. Kahara - TBA
    (song: Summertime Sadness by Lana Del Rey)

    07. Winama Shiraya - TBA
    (song: Rolling in the Deep by Adele)

    08.

    09. earlybird-obi-wan - Price Tag
    (song: Price Tag by Jessie J)

    10. A Blind Prophet - TBA
    (song: Army by Ellie Goulding)

    11. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha - Threshold of Choice
    (song: Run the World by Beyoncé)

    12. Raissa Baiard - Break Free
    (song: Break Free by Ariana Grande ft. Zedd)

    13. Briannakin - Through the Darkness
    (song: Wake Me Up! by Avicii)

    14. red rose knight - TBA
    (song: Gangam Style by PSY)

    15. Briannakin - Outrun the Gun [NSWFF; West Wing]
    (song: Pumped Up Kicks by Foster the People)

    16. mavjade - Don't Have to Look from Afar [NSWFF; West Wing]
    (song: Hold It Against Me by Britney Spears)

    17. Irish_Jedi_Jade - Let Your Colors Burst
    (song: Firework by Katy Perry)

    18. whiskers - The Lost Hope
    (song: 21 Guns by Green Day)

    19.

    20.

    21. Onderon1 - Wrecking Ball
    (song: Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus)

    22. brodiew - Rebel Yell
    (song: No by Meghan Trainor)

    23. A Blind Prophet - Only Girl In The World
    (song: Only Girl (In The Word) by Rihanna)

    24.

    25.

    26.

    27.

    28. Raissa Baiard -TBA
    (song: Meet me Halfway by Black Eyed Peas)

    29. Ewok Poet - Not Just Talking Body
    (song: Talking Body by Tove Lo)

    30. divapilot - Bad Romance
    (song: Bad Romance by Lady Gaga)
     
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  3. Findswoman

    Findswoman Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Ooh! This might be just the thing to get me started on some things. All right, here goes with the 30-sided die...
     
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  4. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    Congratulations, Findswoman - your song is Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen.

    The video is definitely PG, so here it goes, too.

     
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  5. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Force Ghost star 4

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    Okay, the moose muse needs a kick in the hindquarters, so here goes
     
  6. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    Ow, ow, ow! You get one with a LIPSTICK LIGHTSABER in the video. Break Free by Ariana Grande ft. Zedd.


    Checked the video - it's PG as well.


    Lyrics seem OK to post, too, so there you go.
     
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  7. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 7

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    :D :D Some of the music in this decade was meh and some was amazing. You know my penchant and obsession with mush LOL but I certainly welcome the challenge of just picking something out of a hat. :p #27 please?
     
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  8. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    27 is almost certainly not mush, it's a super-tragic and violent song. Do you want to have another go?

    (And I'll shuffle that one elsewhere.)
     
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  9. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 7

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    :eek: Thanks. I'll take #11 please.
     
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  10. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    You got a girl-power song! Beyoncé's Run the World.

    The lyrics have a n-word in it, in a reclaimed way, so I'm not sure if it's OK to link. Going through the video to see if it breaks TOS, because I don't normally watch music videos...

    EDIT: There is a clean version.


     
  11. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    Let's see if I manage to troll myself here...since, yeah, I need to undergo possible torture here, too.

    I got Tove Lo's Talking Body. Oh, wow. I did troll myself. XD

    The clean version of the song.

     
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  12. divapilot

    divapilot Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    eh, ok. :D Can I combine this with another (no prize involved) challenge if one jump-starts the other?
     
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  13. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    Of course you can. :)

    Your song is quite a big hit - Lady Gaga's Bad Romance. An inspiring, creepy, strange music video and an interesting overall premise. Since the video has a disturbing ending and is definitely R-rated even if one would remove the ending, I am not posting it, but the lyrics are not against TOS - the one questionable word's use is definitely not meant as an insult.
     
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  14. Briannakin

    Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    My moose needs something to chew on. Rolling die now...
     
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  15. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    Your moose gets to chew on Avicii and his song, Wake Me Up.

    Lyrics are 100% safe, the video is too and it's quite deep, it seems!


     
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  16. Irish_Jedi_Jade

    Irish_Jedi_Jade Jedi Master star 4

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    I'll take #17!!!!!!!!!!

    *pulls out disco pants, bandana, and fringed shirt* I'M READY!!!!!!!
     
  17. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    Where is the cupcake bustier? Because you got...

    ...Katy Perry's Firework! :) It's a G-rated song, so the video is below and the lyrics are here.


     
  18. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 7

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    Oh, SQUEEEEEEE out LOUD! I love "Firework."

    So uber! L/M perfect LOL ;) [face_party] [:D]

    ~~~!

    Cool stuff. Gal power is awesome and Beyonce rocks! @};-
     
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  19. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    Glad this one suits you better. :)
     
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  20. whiskers

    whiskers Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Eh, why not?

    "No whammies, no whammies, no whammies...:"
     
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  21. whiskers

    whiskers Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Eh, why not?

    "No whammies, no whammies, no whammies...:"

    EDIT: How in the world did I somehow roll two dice?

    EDIT 2: Now that is weird...
     
  22. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    If I say that the second one suits you better, would you pick it? The first one is an über-girly song. XD
     
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  23. whiskers

    whiskers Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    You're the host, so it's your decision.
     
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  24. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    It was just a suggestion, since you threw two dice by accident. :)

    You got 21 Guns by Green Day. Lyrics are here, the video is below.


     
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  25. whiskers

    whiskers Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    That certainly gets gears turning.
     
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