Beat Shazam Recap: June 22, 2017

Episode 4 of Beat Shazam aired on 6/22/2017, after a week off. Jamie and October returned with 3 new teams who will pit their music knowledge against each other for a chance to win a million dollars. At the end of the June 8th game, we were promised that the winner of this game would be playing for the top prize. Let’s find out who that will be.

Here are the teams with the nicknames we gave them.

  • Besties: Shannon, of “Let the Music Play” fame, and Bobby, drummer for the original hip hop band, Stetsasonic. They’ve been friends for over 30 years
  • Fire & Ice: Christina and Steve, a couple who say they are complete opposites (she’s fire)
  • Bandmates: Clark & Joey, Orlando boys, who met while playing at a charity event 4 years ago and have been bandmates ever since

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 – Power Ballads
First 3 are worth $1000 each. The last one (Fast Track) is worth $2000.
1. “I Want to Know What Love Is” (Foreigner)
Besties $1000 Fire & Ice $0 Bandmates $0
Everyone got it right but the Besties rang in first
2. “Alone” (Heart)
Besties $1000 Fire & Ice $1000 Bandmates $0
The only right answer
3. “Sister Christian” (Night Ranger)
Besties $1000 Fire & Ice $1000 Bandmates $1000
Only right answer, and now it’s a tie game
4. (Fast Track) “When I See You Smile” (Bad English)
Besties $1000 Fire & Ice $1000 Bandmates $3000
Fastest out of 2 right

Round 2: 2010s
First 3: $2000 each. Fast Track: $4000
1. “Moves Like Jagger” (Maroon 5 Ft. Christina Aguilera)
Besties $1000 Fire & Ice $3000 Bandmates $3000
Fastest out of 3 right.
2. “I Love It” (Icona Pop Ft. Charli XCX)
Besties $1000 Fire & Ice $5000 Bandmates $3000
Only right answer.
3. “All About That Base” (Meghan Trainor)
Besties $1000 Fire & Ice $7000 Bandmates $3000
Fastest out of 3 right by .04 seconds
(Fast Track) “Riptide” (Vance Joy)
Besties $1000 Fire & Ice $11,000 Bandmates $3000
Fastest out of 3 again– 1.56 seconds!

Fire & Ice ruled that round. They’ve got a big lead, but things can change fast on Beat Shazam!

Round 3: Hip Hop
First 3: $3000 each. Fast Track: $6000. Third place goes home at end of round.
1. “Hip Hop Hooray” (Naughty by Nature)
Besties $1000 Fire & Ice $14,000 Bandmates $3000
All were right. But Fire & Ice have got the “flick of the wrist” down
2. “U Can’t Touch This” (M.C. Hammer)
Besties $1000 Fire & Ice $17,000 Bandmates $3000
Fastest out of 2 right. the Besties had “The Hammer Dance,” much to their chagrin because M.C. Hammer himself made a guest appearance.
3. “Milkshake” (Kelis)
Besties $4000 Fire & Ice $17,000 Bandmates $3000
It was Hammer Time for the Besties by .04 second
4. (Fast Track) “Ride Wit Me” (Nelly Ft. City Spud)
Besties $4000 Fire & Ice $17,000 Bandmates $3000
No one got that $6,000

So it was the end of the line for the Bandmates. Clark and Joey had to move on down the road.

Round 4: U2
First 3: $5000 each. Fast Track: $10,000
1. “With or Without You”
Besties $4000 Fire & Ice $22,000
One right response
2. “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”
Besties $4000 Fire & Ice $27,000
Both right, but Fire & Ice are on a roll.
3. “Beautiful Day”
Besties $4000 Fire & Ice $32,000
Fire & Ice are killing it!
4. (Fast Track) “Where the Streets Have No Name”
Besties $4000 Fire & Ice $42,000
Another perfect round for Fire & Ice

Round 5: TV Themes
First 3: $10,000 Fast Track: $20,000. Second place goes home with half their money.
1. “I’ll Be There For You” (The Rembrandts) – “Friends”
Besties $4000 Fire & Ice $42,000
Both teams had “Why Can’t We Be Friends”
2. “I Don’t Want to Wait” (Paula Cole) “Dawson’s Creek”
Besties $14,000 Fire & Ice $42,000
Fastest and a badly needed win.
3. “Love and Marriage” (Frank Sinatra) “Married, With Children”
Besties $14,000 Fire & Ice $52,000
The Besties can’t win now, but they can still take home half of that fast track $$
4. (Fast Track) “Unwritten” (Natasha Bedingfield) “The Hills”
Besties $14,000 Fire & Ice $72,000

Both teams had the last song but Fire & Ice were just too quick on the draw. Shannon and Bobby took home $7,000.

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. Motown: “What’s Going On” (Marvin Gaye) $97,000
2. Alternative: “Hey There Delilah” (Plain White T’s) – $122,000
3. Taylor Swift: “Blank Space” $147,000
Christina did the Happy Dance, exclaiming “That’s the only song I know from her
4. One Hit Wonders: “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (Deep Blue Something) $172,000
5. Oldies: “Hound Dog” $197,000

For the first time, it’s not gonna be win and double your money. It’s gonna be win and take home a cool million. But it’s still take home half if they lose, so we’re talking $1 million vs. $98,000. Would you take the shot? Christina and Steve were shown the Final Category: The 80s.

Christina said on the One Hit Wonders category that she grew up in the 80s and mentioned it again. They decided to beat Shazam for the chance of a lifetime. Only one of them could play and that one was Christina…. and she nailed it! Tears for Fears had a No. 1 hit in the USA with “Shout” in 1985.

Let’s all give a big “Shout” for Christina and Steve. They plan to use their winnings to help their parents. Christina wants to pay off her mom’s mortgage. Steve’s parents were in a bad motorcycle accident and Steve wants to pay their medical bills. They also want to be able to pay for a big wedding. We have a feeling that “Shout” will be featured prominently at that happy event. Maybe they can even hire “Tears for Fears” to play it!

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2 Responses

  1. Lisa says:

    Just wanted to say Thank you for doing this. I have been searching for Beat Shazam playlists since it began and have had no luck. This is really great!