We have some music trivia here for you this morning. Apparently Hilary Swank is a bit of an aficionado of “oldies” from the 60s and 70s (David Letterman was of course quick to point out that he’s in his 60s). So Mr. Letterman hatched the idea to play Name That Tune when she was on his show last night (October 13th, 2010, 11:35PM ET on CBS). The original Name That Tune first aired on NBC Radio in 1952, running on and off until 1985. The show put two contestants against each other, so Letterman isn’t exactly accurate when Ms. Swank plays by herself.
Name That Tune had 7 hosts in its lifetime but George DeWitt is most often associated with the show because apparently he actually had some singing talent while the other bozos sounded like Hilary Swank. *ZING*
But you do have to give it up for the Swankster who went 4 for 4 AND they only played her two chords of the song.
Here are the songs that Paul Shaffer and the boys played for her:
1. Boogie Oogie Oogie by A Taste of Honey
2. Lovely Day by Bill Withers
3. A song by Earth Wind and Fire that I’m not 100% sure about. Leave it in the comments if you know!
4. Do ya Think I’m Sexy by Rod Stewart