Sometimes I consider a word because of a song when I do Wordle. So I call them Wordle songs. Not all of them work. The ones below with the > means the first word is what I thought of, but the word to the right is the answer.
POLKA (3):- My Melody Of Love – Bobby Vinton. My hometown of Binghamton, NY, has a large eastern European population.
WORSE (2): The Trouble With Normal – Bruce Cockburn. “The trouble with normal is it always gets worse.”
SYRUP (3): Dang Me – Roger Miller. “Sugar’s sweet, and so is maple syruple.” (Rhymes with purple.)
ARROW > ARBOR (4) – Poison Arrow – ABC
STAGE (3): Are You Lonesome Tonight – Elvis Presley. “You know someone said that the world’s a stage, and each of us must play a part.” Someone?
SLOOP> SCOLD (5): Sloop Kohn B – Beach Boys
APPLE (3): Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree – the Andrews Sisters
NINTH (4): If Six Was Nine – Jimi Hendrix (this was on Feb 6, 2023)
STEAM> SWEAT: Steam– Peter Gabriel
SWEAT (4): Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) – C&C Music Factory
MAGIC (3): It’s Magic – Pilot. By the way, I’m sad that I hear the damn Ozempic ad song every time the tune runs in my head.
Hinting without hinting
USUAL (3): It’s Not Unusual -Tom Jones. My wife, who was doing the Wordle after I had, was having difficulty. So she asked, “Is it a usual word?” I replied, “It’s not unusual,” which was fun for me.
ENVOY > ENJOY: The Envoy – Warren Zevon
DANCE (5): Do You Wanna Dance – Bobby Freeman
SWING > FISHY (5) – Swing To The Right – Utopia
WORRY (4): Three Little Birds – Bob Marley. “Don’t worry about a thing, ‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right.”
CONDO (5): Buy Me A Condo – Weird Al Yankovic
HAPPY (6): Happy – Rolling Stones
SPELL (3): I Put A Spell On You – Creedence Clearwater Revival, which I heard before the Screamin’ Jay Hawkins version
DREAM (4) – Dream A Little Dream Of Me – Mass Cass, although it appeared on a Mamas and Papas album
CARRY (4): Carry On – Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young
GROVE (4) – China Grove – Doobie Brothers
DANDY (6) Dandy -Herman’s Hermits. I know it’s a Kinks song, but I heard this first.
BTW, I’ve now played 407 games. I’ve won 405 and lost 2, which shows up as 100%. I’ve got zero ones, 4 twos, 110 threes, 111 fours, 96 fives, and 84 sixes.