Heart Songs This surprisingly difficult audio quiz is inspired by the late great Selena's "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom." Contestants identify other songs containing made-up phrases. It's bidi bidi fun fun.
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Heart Songs

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OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

Next we'll play a game about songs from the heart because they get you the most pumped. So this audio quiz is inspired by the queen of Tejano music, Selena, and her song...

(CHEERING)

EISENBERG: ..."Bidi Bidi Bom Bom." In 1994, when Selena was asked what the phrase meant, she said, it's the sound the heart makes when you see a man pass by.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: So in this game, we'll play clips from other songs containing made-up phrases for when words just aren't enough. You're going to ring in and tell me the song's title or artist, and the points are doubled. Amy, stay in the lead, and you're in the final round. Zach, you need to get more points, or you have to give me CPR but without tongue this time.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Here we go. This band performed the theme song for "Snakes On A Plane" and this song describing the feeling of finding your one true warm-blooded soulmate.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "YOU MAKE ME FEEL")

COBRA STARSHIP: (Singing) You make me feel that la na na na na (ph). You make me feel so la na na na na.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Song or artist. Here's a hint - you kind of heard the name of the song.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: No? Anyone out there?

UNIDENTIFIED PERSON: Cobra Starship.

EISENBERG: Cobra Starship, yes. And what's the name of the song?

UNIDENTIFIED AUDIENCE: (Unintelligible).

EISENBERG: "You Make Me Feel." OK.

JONATHAN COULTON, BYLINE: OK.

EISENBERG: And then the rest of it is la, na, na, na, na, na.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: This next clip is about when your heart and another body part are linked up and ready for action.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "RUMP SHAKER")

WRECKX-N-EFFECT: (Singing) All I want to do is zoom-a-zoom-zoom-zoom (ph) and a poom-poom (ph). Just shake your rump.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Amy's got her head in her hands.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Zach is just biting his lip and shaking his head. Why?

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Why did this happen to me?

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: All right. Anyone out there?

UNIDENTIFIED AUDIENCE: (Unintelligible).

EISENBERG: That was "Rump Shaker."

(LAUGHTER)

COULTON: Sure was.

EISENBERG: Not part of your playlist.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: By Wreckx-N-Effect. This English singer was named after Ella Fitzgerald, and she is dizzy with emotion.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "BOO'D UP")

ELLA MAI: (Singing) Listen to my heart go ba-dum, boo'd up, biddy-da-dum, boo'd up. Hear my heart go...

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Amy.

AMY PAULL: Ellie King (ph).

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Great guess.

PAULL: Oh, thanks.

EISENBERG: Great guess.

(LAUGHTER)

PAULL: Sounded like...

EISENBERG: I bet there is...

PAULL: ...Ella Fitzgerald.

EISENBERG: I bet there's a Ellie King out there who is just excited...

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: ...That her name was said - but incorrect. Zach, can you steal?

ZACH POPKIN-HALL: Is it Ellie Goulding?

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Another cool name.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: That was Ella Mai, and "Boo'd up" is the name of the song. OK, guess what? This is your last clue.

PAULL: Yay.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: I feel like we've all learned something.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: This last artist expresses emotion at a register that is tough to reach.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "EMOTIONS")

MARIAH CAREY: (Singing) When you're looking into my eyes, you make me feel so high.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Amy.

PAULL: How about Whitney Houston?

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: That is an answer.

PAULL: Yes.

(LAUGHTER)

PAULL: If I don't guess anything, it's definitely wrong.

EISENBERG: That's right. That's right. I'm glad you gave it a shot. Zach, can you steal?

POPKIN-HALL: Almost certainly not. But I'll give a worse answer...

EISENBERG: Sure.

POPKIN-HALL: ...And say it's Stevie Wonder.

(LAUGHTER)

COULTON: That's my favorite guess of the night.

EISENBERG: It's pretty good.

POPKIN-HALL: Thank you.

COULTON: It's going to be hard to beat.

EISENBERG: I wish I could say yes.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: That was Mariah Carey, and that song is "Emotions."

PAULL: I have heard of her.

EISENBERG: You have heard of her. Yes. That game brought you guys really close.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Congratulations. After two games, Amy is going to the Final Round.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

EISENBERG: Coming up, we have Kristin Chenoweth.

(CHEERING)

EISENBERG: In the Broadway musical "Wicked," she floats on to stage in a giant bubble, which is exactly what we get accused of here at NPR.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: I'm Ophira Eisenberg, and this is ASK ME ANOTHER from NPR.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

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