More mayhem with another Quickfire Project (sometimes aka “Chairman’s Challenge”) on Wednesday 12 February.

According to the website, “The subject is ‘Song Title’ and we’d like a portfolio of images, as many as you like within reason, that depict the song title (similar to Pictionary).  No real rules for this as it’s a fun evening, I’m sure there’s plenty of stuff in your catalogue to play with.”

And we were promised a bottle of wine for the winner with the most inventive entry.

There were 55 entries and business began with a quick run-through.  This was followed by a more considered showing during which the members attempted to deduce the song titles depicted.  Any entries where the riddle could not be solved were “held back”.  Those held back were then all shown again and either the song title deduced or, in some cases, revealed by the author.

The song titles showed a range of musical taste (or lack of taste) across the membership.  It also revealed something about the average age of the authors!

  • Blue Moon
  • Fat Bottomed Girls
  • Great Balls of Fire
  • Handbags and Gladrags
  • Light My Fire
  • Long and Winding Road
  • Macarthur Park
  • Albatross
  • A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square
  • Jumpin’ Jack Flash (twice)
  • Ain’t No Sunshine
  • Blueberry Hill
  • Crocodile Shoes
  • Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon
  • Power of Orange Nickers
  • Waterloo Sunset
  • Windmill in Old Amsterdam
  • Badge
  • Green Door
  • Heartbreak Hotel
  • Bat Out of Hell
  • Dancing Queen
  • Eye of the Tiger
  • I’m Not in Love
  • Pearl’s a Singer
  • Scarborough Fair
  • Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
  • Blowing in the Wind
  • Boogie‐Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B
  • Brandenburg Concerto
  • Mr Blue Sky
  • Vogue
  • We Are Family
  • Bicycle
  • Kiss Me Goodnight, Sergeant Major
  • Bridge Over Troubled Waters
  • Wall Street Shuffle
  • Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head
  • We’re Going to Hang Out the Washing on the Siegfried Line
  • Runaway
  • Stranger on the Shore
  • Climb Every Mountain
  • Return to Sender
  • The White Cliffs of Dover
  • Shine, Shine, Shine
  • Song Without Words
  • Money for Nothing
  • Tell It to My Heart
  • Forever in Blue Jeans
  • American Patrol
  • Here Comes the Sun
  • Seasons in the Sun
  • Music of the Night

After all the song titles had been established, a final run through allowed the assembled company to vote for their favourite portfolio.

And the winner was –

Roger Gage with “A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square”.

So “congratulations” to Roger, though he’ll have to wait for his prize.  The chairman forgot to bring the bottle of wine!

And the rest of us had a very enjoyable evening too with lots of banter and even some creative photography thrown in as well.