Answers to the First Line Meme:

  1. Who can take your trash out, stomp it down for you?
    “The Garbage Man”, The Simpsons. Guesseed by Aaron and Renata.
  2. What happened to Benny, what happened to his heart?
    “You’ll See”, RENT. Guessed by Renata and Will, with partial credit to Aaron.
  3. A key in the door, a step on the floor
    “Shoebox”, Barenaked Ladies. Guessed by Meghan.
  4. There she was, just a-walking down the street
    “Doo Wah Diddy”, Manfred Mann. Guessed by Aaron, Renata, and Will.
  5. There lived a certain man in Russia long ago
    “Rasputin”, Boney M. Guessed by NOBODY, which is TRAGIC, as I love this song. Maybe I’ll include it in my next Frankenmix…
  6. You’re not ready for the world outside
    “Standing”, Once More With Feeling. Guessed by Megan and Will.
  7. Hey-ah, hey-ah, hey-AH, hey-ah. Hey-ah, hey-ah, hey-oh.
    “Spider in My Room”, Barenaked Ladies. Guessed by nobody, because I’m tricksy and a total dork.
  8. Children, welcome home to where we all began
    “Children, Children”, Bat Boy: The Musical. Guessed by nobody, which is nearly as sad as Rasputin.
  9. This is not the man I knew
    “His Work and Nothing More”, Jekyll and Hyde studio cast. Guessed by nobody, probably because nobody has the studio recording, which is arguably more tragic than Bat Boy and Rasputin combined, because the Broadway version pales in comparison.
  10. What is this song about?
    “Smells Like Nirvana”, Weird Al. Guessed by nobody.
  11. This house is like Russia
    “Take to the Sky”, Tori Amos. Guessed by Renata.
  12. My ship has sails that are made of silk
    “My Ship”, Lady in the Dark. Guessed by Aaron and Will.
  13. Put down the chainsaw and listen to me
    “Dare to be Stupid”, Weird Al. Guessed by Will.
  14. Once in every show there comes a song like this
    “The Song That Goes Like This”, Spamalot. Guessed by Aaron, Meghan, and Will.
  15. A little dust never stopped me none
    “Honey”, Tori Amos. Guessed by Renata.
  16. To feel a woman’s touch, to touch a woman’s hand
    “Transition”, Passion (Sondheim). Guessed by nobody.
  17. Maids like me, I’m neat!
    “Everybody Ought To Have A Maid”, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum. Guessed by Aaron and Will.
  18. This is the story of a guy named Al
    “The Weird Al Show Theme”, Weird Al. Guessed by Will.
  19. We are just like Romeo and Juliet, we’re happy, young, and hemmoraging blood
    “Mary’s Death/Romeo and Juliet Reprise”, Reefer Madness. Guessed by Aaron.
  20. We blew off immigration, the moon was sittin’ high
    “Nuevas Senioritas”, Indigo Girls. Guessed by nobody.

Winner: Will!