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"Episode 1.4: 80s Night" - July 31

It's 80s Night at the Singing Bee, and six more players are about to cut "Footloose" in their quest for $50,000 and the title of Singing Bee champion!

Tonight, it's #8... the answer, #42... #102... #92... #37... and #56...

Round 1:

- 1988, Bobby Brown, "My Prerogative"
Band: "They say I'm crazy / I really don't care / That's my prerogative / They say I'm nasty / But I don't give a damn..."
#8: "Gettin' chicks is how I live." Wrong.
#42: "Gettin' girls is how I am." Wrong.
#102: "Ego trips is just my thing." No!
#92: "Gettin' chicks is how I am." NO!
#37: "That's just the way I am." NOT EVEN.
#56: "Gettin' girls is how I live." FINALLY!

- 1982, Men at Work, "Who Can It Be Now"
Band: "Who can it be knocking at my door? / Make no sound / Tiptoe across the floor / If he hears, he'll knock all day / I'll be trapped..."
#8: "In my house today." No.
#42: "And here I'll have to stay." RIGHT!

- 1984, Bonnie Tyler, "Holding Out for a Hero"
Band: "I need a hero / I'm holding out for a hero 'til the morning light / He's gotta be strong / And he's gotta be fast..."
#102: "And he's gotta be fresh from the fight." RIGHT!

- 1981, Sheena Easton, "Morning Train"
Band: "My baby takes the morning train / He works from nine 'til five and then / He takes another home again... "
#37: "'Nsync is better than New Kids..." Funny.. true... incorrect.
$56: "To find me waitin' for him." That's four!

Round 2, Lyrics Scramble:

First up are #56 Laura (Grapevine, TX) and #42 Rico (Chicago).

- 1987, Whitney Houston, "So Emotional" (just you watch when I talk and your mouth)
Laura: "I just like to talk when I watch your mouth."... WRONG. Correct line: "and when you talk I just watch your mouth."

- 1982, Men Without Hats, "The Safety Dance" (well dance mine no they and they're don't if of)
Rico: "And if they don't dance, well they're no friends of mine." Rico moves on!

Next up, #102 Adrian (Colonia, NJ) vs. #56 Pamela (Westfield, NJ).

- 1980, Air Supply, "All Out Of Love" (late that say to I too I can't was wrong so be)
Adrian: "I know you.."  Nope.  Correct: "I can't be too late to say that I was so wrong."

- 1981, Christopher Cross, "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)". (get City and moon between New the When caught you York)
Pamela: "When you get caught between the moon and New York City." I know it's crazy, but it's true... Pamela moves on!

Round 3, Sing the chorus:

- 1981, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, "I Love Rock & Roll"
Rico: "I love rock and roll / put another dime in the jukebox..." BUZZ, wrong. Correct: "... SO put another dime in the jukebox, baby."

- 1982, Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder, "Ebony & Ivory"
Pamela: "Ebony and ivory / live together in perfect harmony / side on side..." And she was doing so well too.. Correct: Side BY side...

TIEBREAKER! The song: 1985, Phil Collins. Pamela fires... she plays. The song: "Sussudio".

Band: "Girl that's been on my mind / All the time / Su-Sussudio / Whoa / Now she don't even know my name... "

Pamela: "But I think she likes me just the same." That's a win! Pamela is playing for the money...

Now the hard part begins, as we head to... The Final Countdown...

Ray: "It's the Final Countdown!"

Seven songs, seven missing phrases. For each one you get right, you get $5000. Get five, and you're going home $50,000 richer. Get a sing wrong, it's a strike. Three strikes, it's game over.

Song #1: "What I like about you / you really know how to dance / When you go up, down, jump around...."

Pamela: "Thinkin' about true romance." Wrong. Correct: "Think about true romance."

(1980, The Romantics, "What I Like About You")
$0 X    
Song #2: "What a feeling / Being's believing / I can have it all / Now I'm dancing for my life...."

Pamela: "Take your passion, and make it happen." We're on the board.

(1983, Irene Cara, "Flashdance... What a Feeling!")
$5,000 X    
Song #3: "Silk suit / Black tie / I don't need a reason why / They come runnin' just as fast as they can..."

Pamela: "'Cause every girl's crazy 'bout a sharp dressed man." Every girl... singular.

(1983, ZZ Top, "Sharp Dressed Man")
$5,000 X X  
Song #4: "I'm not the kind of girl / who gives up just like that / oh no / Tide is high but I'm holding on / 

Pamela: "I'm gonna be your number one." That's two!

(1980, Blondie, "The Tide is High")
$10,000 X X  
Song #5: "She's a very kinky girl / The kind you won't take home to mother / She won't ever let your spirits down / Once you get her off the street / She likes the boys in the band..."

Pamela: "She's got crazy hair..." Strike three...

(1981, Rick James, "Super Freak")

$10,000 X X X

But hey, $10,000 is pretty good for a half and hour of loving the 80s.

But we're back to 2007 next time as six new singers compete to play for the sweet honey on the Singing Bee. Take us out, Ray.

For ticket & contestant information, go to www.NBC.com/singingbee .

 

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