Songs as spelling prompts

I’m sketching out ‘musical spellings’ where a person singing a song spells letters of a word. The choice of person represents letters and so does the choice of song. For a song to represent letters from AA to ZZ (pairs of letters) then I need 26 x 26 songs.
I think it opens up possibilities.


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Sounds interesting. Is the technique working?

I’m too busy to give it time. I don’t imagine it working in a memory speed game. I imagine it as a revision tool.

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I made a list of bands and pop stars. 10 songs from some, 5 songs from others. The 676 is very easy to list. It’s the time to learn it I lack.

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Letter Person 1 Person 2 Person 3
A Abba 1950s compilation 60s compilation
B Beach Boys Beatles, John Lennon More Beatles
C Chicago Cole Porter, Ella Fitzgerald Commodores, Lionel Richie
D David Bowie Deep Purple Dire Straits
E Elton John Elvis Presley Eurythmics
F Fleetwood Mac Bee Gees Billy Idol
G Genesis, Phil Collins, P Gabriel George Harrison, Ringo Starr Grease soundtrack
H The Hollies (Buddy Holly) The Dubliners Duran Duran
I Blondie, Ramones Eric Clapton, Cream Bruce Springstein
J Jimi Hendrix Billy Joel Bon Jovi
K KC and the Sunshine Band, funk Kinks Kenny Rogers
L Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday Leo Sayer Lou Reed
M Madness Madonna Manic Street Preachers
N Neil Young Stone Roses, Happy Mondays Supremes, Three Degrees, Diana Ross
O Oasis Oliver Soundtrack Musicals compilation
P Pink Floyd Police Prince
Q Queen Marvin Gaye Michael Jackson
R R. E. M. Rolling Stones More Rolling Stones
S Simon and Garfunkel Simply Red Stock Aitken and Waterman (Rick Astley, Kylie Minogue)
T Take That, Robbie Williams Talking Heads
U U2 Red Hot Chilli Peppers Terence Trent Darby
V The Who The Proclaimers The Temptations
W Wham Whitney Houston Wings
X Xmas play list Robbie Robertson, The Band Rod Stewart
Y Yes, John Anderson More Kinks Tom Petty
Z Led Zeppelin Tina Turner Tom Jones
spare Blur Bob Dillon Bob Marley
Bond songs Chicago Cole Porter, Ella Fitzgerald
Commodores, Lionel Richie 70s compilation 80s compilation
90s compilation 2000s compilation 2010s compilation
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