Beat Shazam Recap: August 3, 2017

Episode 9 of Beat Shazam aired on 8/3/2017 with three new teams. One of them will get paid big time for their music knowledge and the second place prize is never bad for an hour’s worth of fun music. Here we go with host Jamie Foxx and October Gonzalez starting off the party.

Tonight’s teams, with the nicknames we gave them, are:

  • Nashville Gals: Tayla & Emmy, country singers and cousins, who also happen to be Loretta Lynn’s granddaughters.
  • Big Apple Boys: Singing and dancing machines, Danny and Mark have been together for 10 years. Originally from Miami, they live in New York City now.
  • Iron Maidens: Straight outta L.A., Kirsten & Nikki are part of the world’s top all-female tribute band and they love to rock

If you have not seen this episode and still plan to, STOP READING.
The correct responses and scores after each song are in this recap.

Round 1 – Disco
First 3 are worth $1000 each. The last one (Fast Track) is worth $2000.
1. “Disco Inferno” (The Trammps)
Nashville Gals $1000 Big Apple Boys $0 Iron Maidens $0
Nashville was the only team to nail that one
2. “Funkytown” (Lipps Inc.)
Nashville Gals $2000 Big Apple Boys $0 Iron Maidens $0
Nashville beat everyone else, coming in fastest at 1.1 seconds!
3. “Good Times” (Chic)
Nashville Gals $2000 Big Apple Boys $0 Iron Maidens $0
No one, no one, no one… can get the thousand dollars. (Goes off to put on an Alicia Keys song)
4. (Fast Track) “September” (Earth, Wind and Fire)
Nashville Gals $2000 Big Apple Boys $2000 Iron Maidens $0
The Big Apple Boys caught right up when they were the only team to come in under 2 seconds

Round 2: Taylor Swift
First 3: $2000 each. Fast Track: $4000
1. “Shake It Off”
Nashville Gals $4000 Big Apple Boys $2000 Iron Maidens $0
Nashville came in at 1.39, beating 2.08 for the Iron Maidens The Big Apple Boys went with “I stay out to late.”
2. “Bad Blood”
Nashville Gals $4000 Big Apple Boys $4000 Iron Maidens $0
This one was between the Boys and the Maidens, and it was Big Apple all the way at 1.34 seconds.
3. “I Knew You Were Trouble”
Nashville Gals $4000 Big Apple Boys $6000 Iron Maidens $0
All were right, but Big Apple came in at 1.29. Everyone else went over 2 seconds
4. (Fast Track) “Our Song”
Nashville Gals $4000 Big Apple Boys $10,000 Iron Maidens $0
Only the Big Apple Boys got this one right and they are going into the next round with a $4,000 lead.

Round 3: 2000s
First 3: $3000 each. Fast Track: $6000. Third place goes home at end of round.
1. “Complicated” (Avril Lavigne)
Nashville Gals $7000 Big Apple Boys $10,000 Iron Maidens $0
The scores were sooooo close, but Nashville was quickest at 1.47.
2. “Dance, Dance” (Fall Out Boy)
Nashville Gals $7000 Big Apple Boys $10,000 Iron Maidens $3000
The Iron Maidens get their first win when everyone else fell out with “Centuries.”
3. “Cool” (Gwen Stefani)
Nashville Gals $7000 Big Apple Boys $13,000 Iron Maidens $3000
The Big Apple Boys won this one at .27 seconds faster than the Maidens.
4. (Fast Track) “Love Don’t Cost a Thing” (Jennifer Lopez)
Nashville Gals $7000 Big Apple Boys $13,000 Iron Maidens $9000
The Iron Maidens got right on this one, coming in at 1.31.

There have been some amazing comebacks in the Fast Track round and that was one of them. “Wow,” Jamie said, “that was a dipsy doo.” Kirsten and Nikki get to continue but, unfortunately, the Nashville Gals have go back to the crib.

Round 4: Love Songs
First 3: $5000 each. Fast Track: $10,000
1. “Beautiful Soul” (Jesse McCartney)
Big Apple Boys $18,000 Iron Maidens $9,000
Big Apple had this one all to themselves.
2. “Love Me Like You Do” (Ellie Goulding)
Big Apple Boys $23,000 Iron Maidens $9,000
Another solo solve for Big Apple! Jamie: “Danny and Mark are trying to run away with it.”
3. “Keep On Loving You” (REO Speedwagon)
Big Apple Boys $28,000 Iron Maidens $9,000
$5 grand more goes in the Big Apple bank, but the Maidens did get the song this time
4. (Fast Track) “Say You Love Me” (Fleetwood Mac)
Big Apple Boys $28,000 Iron Maidens $19,000
Woo hoo! Another dipsy doo. The Iron Maidens take a much-needed giant step. The fellas weren’t even in the running on this one.

The totals at this point aren’t as high as they were last week, when there was a 5-song per round game, but the difference is almost as close as last week. On to the last round we go. Anything can happen as the money goes WAY UP!!

Round 5: R&B
First 3: $10,000 Fast Track: $20,000. Second place goes home with half their money.
1. “Burn” (Usher)
Big Apple $28,000 Iron Maidens $19,000
No one got it. Both teams had “Without You”
2. “Georgia On My Mind” (Ray Charles)
Big Apple $38,000 Iron Maidens $19,000
This song is so special to Jamie Foxx. He won a Best Actor Oscar in 2005 for his outstanding portrayal of the legendary Ray Charles in the 2004 film “Ray.” At October’s not-so-subtle hint, Jamie got on the piano and sang a line for the audience. The Boys won the $$, coming in over a second faster than the Maidens.
3. “My Lovin’ (No You’re Never Gonna Get It)” (En Vogue)
Big Apple $48,000 Iron Maidens $19,000
Danny and Mark are unbeatable now but the ladies have one more chance to add sumpin’ to their bank
4. (Fast Track) “Unpretty” (TLC)
Big Apple $48,000 Iron Maidens $39,000
The Iron Maidens strike when it counts once again.

What a great bonus that Round 4 Fast Track is, especially for the team that has to hit the dusty trail, and Kirsten and Nikki did it! They added an extra $10,000 to bring their prize money up to $19,500. Congrats on that, ladies, you did the best you could even when the categories didn’t favor you.

Now Danny and Mark get the chance to add $25,000 per song to their bank before deciding if they will take on Shazam!

One Million Beat Shazam Round – 6 songs
First 5: $25,000 each. They only get a shot at the million if they get all 5 right. There are no more multiple choice screens and they have to know the song’s exact title before Shazam to be right.
1. Pop: “I Think We’re Alone Now” (Tiffany) – $73,000
2. Oldies: “The Twist” (Chubby Checker) – $98,000
3. Alternative: “Calling All Angels” (Train) – Shazam got it first. You know what that means!
4. Divas: “Hero” (Mariah Carey) – $123,000
5 Boy Bands: “I Want You Back” (‘NSYNC) – they were overjoyed to get a song by their favorite boy band. That brought them up to $148,000!

Danny and Mark have to mull this over now: do they want to leave with their $148,000 now or do they want to put half of it on the line? If they take on Shazam, they can double their money to $296,000 but if they lose, they will only get $74,000. The category is the 80s. Only one of them can play. They decide to take the gamble with Mark (we think) playing. The teams always stand in the order that their names appear, but they had switched positions and the one who is the gambler didn’t say his name. He said “my boy is on fire” and “he is candela.” But the fire fizzled out on this one and Shazam beat him to the punch. Here is “Private Eyes,” a No. 1 hit for Daryl Hall and John Oates in 1981.

$74,000 is still a great payday. Danny and Mark made some of that with the $25,000 songs and it will certainly help change their “broke-ass millenial” standing. They plan to put some of it towards paying off student loans and a wedding. Jamie and October invited themselves.

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