Beat Shazam Recap: September 14, 2017

Beat Shazam’s 14th episode of Season 1 aired on Thursday, September 14, 2017 — the 14th on the 14th. Host Jamie Foxx announced that the Fast Track was going to be a little different, then he introduced deejay October Gonzalez.

Next we met the teams. Here they are with the nicknames we gave them:

  • Music Men: Tim and Tom, music teachers from Edgewater, MD
  • Diamond Bar: Trevon and Angela, a concert lover and his mom, from Diamond Bar, CA
  • Lunch Ladies: Jennifer and Suzanne from Gloucester, MA

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 – Today’s Hits
First 4 are worth $1000 each. The last one (Fast Track) is worth $2000.
1. “I Took a Pill in Ibiza” (Mike Posner)
Music Men $0 Diamond Bar $0 Lunch Ladies $1000
The Lunch Ladies were off to a good start, nailing it in less than 2 seconds!
2. “Treat You Better” (Shawn Mendes)
Music Men $1000 Diamond Bar $0 Lunch Ladies $1000
The Music Men were on that one.
3. “Cheap Thrills” (Sia feat. Sean Paul)
Music Men $1000 Diamond Bar $1000 Lunch Ladies $1000
Only Diamond Bar got it right
4. “Dangerous Woman” (Ariana Grande)
Music Men $1000 Diamond Bar $2000 Lunch Ladies $1000
Diamond Bar strikes again.
5. (Fast Track) “Renegades” (X Ambassadors)
Music Men $3000 Diamond Bar $2000 Lunch Ladies $1000
Well, that was interesting! Shazam’s average time solving this one was 4.82 seconds. The Music Men were on it a whole lot quicker than that but they didn’t show the time.

Round 2: Whitney Houston
First 4: $2000 each. Fast Track: $4000
1. “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)”
Music Men $3000 Diamond Bar $4000 Lunch Ladies $1000
Everyone got in there in 2.47 or less, and the quickest was Diamond Bar at 2.04.
2. “It’s Not Right But It’s Okay”
Music Men $3000 Diamond Bar $6000 Lunch Ladies $1000
Everyone right. Diamond Bar quickest again at 2.13.
3. “You Give Good Love”
Music Men $3000 Diamond Bar $8000 Lunch Ladies $1000
Diamond Bar knows Whitney! So do the others, but the winning time was 1.97.
4. “I’m Your Baby Tonight”
Music Men $3000 Diamond Bar $10,000 Lunch Ladies $1000
Only the Music Men and Diamond Bar got this but you guessed it! Diamond Bar again at 1.57. They’re getting faster all the time.
5. (Fast Track) “One Moment In Time”
Music Men $3000 Diamond Bar $10,000 Lunch Ladies $1000
Shazam’s average time to beat was 4.20. The Lunch Ladies buzzed right in but blanked out. Here’s where we found out they don’t give the other teams a shot if the first response is wrong or, in this case, non-existent

Diamond Bar did themselves proud in that round and racked up a $7,000 lead over second place.

Round 3: Classic Rock
First 4: $3000 each. Fast Track: $6000. Third place goes home at end of round.
1. “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” (Pat Benatar)
Music Men $6000 Diamond Bar $10,000 Lunch Ladies $1000
The Music Men came in under 2 seconds, beating the Lunch Ladies. Diamond Bar had the wrong title.
2. “Free Ride” (Edgar Winter Group)
Music Men $9000 Diamond Bar $10,000 Lunch Ladies $1000
Score another for the Music Men. Fastest out of 3 right.
3. “Wild Thing” (The Troggs)
Music Men $12,000 Diamond Bar $10,000 Lunch Ladies $1000
The Music Men are on a roll this round and take the lead. Of course, everyone got it– they started it out with the unforgettable “but I wanna know for sure” line
4. “Band on the Run” (Paul McCartney & Wings)
Music Men $15,000 Diamond Bar $10,000 Lunch Ladies $1000
The Music Men dominate again.
5. (Fast Track) “The Joker” (Steve Miller Band)
Music Men $21,000 Diamond Bar $10,000 Lunch Ladies $1000
Shazam’s time to beat was 4.43. The Music Men didn’t need all that.

The Lunch Ladies had to go back to the cafeteria. We enjoyed the Lunch Ladies rap: “Straight outta Gloucester, crazy lunch ladies with no attitudes / We be serving up the kids some delicious food / It’s delicious and nutritious, and the rhymes that we spittin’ may be vicious

Round 4: Latin Hits
First 4: $5000 each. Fast Track: $10,000
1. “Hips Don’t Lie” (Shakira Ft. Wyclef Jean)
Music Men $26,000 Diamond Bar $15,000
Both teams came in at 1.60 and both won $5K. Wow! Did we ever see that happen before?
2. “Livin’ La Vida Loca” (Ricky Martin)
Music Men $31,000 Diamond Bar $15,000
These teams are so fast: 1.43 vs. 1.64.
3. “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)” (Pitbull)
Music Men $31,000 Diamond Bar $15,000
Neither team gets it. Jamie Foxx acts like a disappointed parent.
4. “Rico Suave” (Gerardo)
Music Men $36,000 Diamond Bar $15,000
Tim and Tom are unstoppable.
5. (Fast Track) “I Need to Know” (Marc Anthony)
Music Men $36,000 Diamond Bar $15,000
Shazam’s time: 4.75. Diamond Bar rang in with “Call Me.” We’re not really liking this new Fast Track format. It puts the kabosh on the biggest gamechangers.

The Music Men have $21K lead now. After the next round, one team will be out the door.

Round 5: Motown
First 4: $10,000 Fast Track: $20,000. Second place goes home with half their money.
1. “The Same Old Song” (Four Tops)
Music Men $46,000 Diamond Bar $15,000
The guys from Edgewater had the edge at 1.85 to Diamond Bar’s 2.15
2. “You Can’t Hurry Love” (The Supremes)
Music Men $56,000 Diamond Bar $15,000
Tim & Tom were all alone with the right title and Diamond Bar is locked out now.
3. “The Way You Do the Things You Do” (The Temptations)
Music Men $66,000 Diamond Bar $15,000
The Music Men in first again at 2.28 to 2.83
4. “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me” (The Miracles)
Music Men $76,000 Diamond Bar $15,000
Both right, but the Music Men have those reflexes down! Jamie: “They’re like the Golden State Warriors in the 4th quarter”
5. (Fast Track) “I Want You Back” (The Jackson 5)
Music Men $96,000 Diamond Bar $15,000
Shazam’s time to beat: 4.23. C’mon now! Tim and Tom were so fast on that buzzer, they’ve just got to tell us the time.

Another perfect round for Tim and Tom. Trevon and Angela have to go now but they won $7,500. Believe it or not, that was more than the Jeopardy! champ won on the same day. Tim and Tom now get the chance to add a whole lotta money to their $96,000.

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 multiple choice screens and they have to know the song’s exact title before Shazam to be right.
1. Party Songs: “Bust A Move” (Young MC) – there goes the shot at the million right off the bat
2. Elton John: “Candle in the Wind” – $121,000
3. 2010s: “Cheerleader” (OMI) – $146,000
4. Pop Rock: “Semi-Charmed Life” (Third Eye Blind) – $171,000
5. Canadians: “Love Yourself” (Justin Bieber) – they knew the song but added “you should” to the title so that was a no go. They began with $96,000 and finished with $171,000.

That was undoubtedly the most lucrative 5 minutes of their lives. They picked up an additional $75K for knowing 3 of those songs! They can now double their money to $342,000 by taking on and beating Shazam, or they can just take the $171,000 they’ve already got. The penalty for losing to Shazam is half their money so they would only get to take $85,500 home if they don’t know the exact title of the One-Hit Wonder faster than Shazam. They decided to take what they had. They competed on the show to set an example of what’s possible for their music students but, ultimately, they felt that gambling with $85,000 was just kind of reckless. It turned out to be a wise decision because they didn’t know Mark Morrison’s only hit — “Return of the Mack” from 1996.

In addition to a dream of a recording studio and a music venue, Tim was recently engaged and has a wedding to plan and Tom’s wife has an organic farm so he wants to open up a nice vineyard. Congrats, guys, and much luck with your plans.

Let us know what you think about the Fast Track change. Maybe it’s not so bad if they continue to have 5 songs per round.

Click here for all the songs from BEAT SHAZAM, SEASON ONE

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