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Outrunning Karma

Last week, we ran an item headlined "Karma Police," into which we incorporated a bunch of song titles about karma; one per paragraph. We said we would reveal the songs today.

We are going to do that, of course, but we're also going to include two other bits of information. First is alternate songs suggested by readers who sent their answers in. Second, reader C.H. in Atlanta, GA, submitted the whole quiz to ChatGPT. So, continuing with our "How good is AI?" series, we'll give those answers, too. And away we go:

Para. Our Song Other Possibilities AI's Answer
1 Instant Karma, John Lennon   Instant Karma
2 You Get What You Give, New Radicals Bad Behaviour, Mabel You Get What You Give
3 Run Of The Mill, George Harrison Legal Eagles, Rod Stewart
Lies, Fleetwood Mac
At the Outset, Angelo Giambra
Give It Away, Red Hot Chili Peppers
4 Only A Matter Of Time, Joshua Bassett Espionage Act, Mosey Jones
Only a Matter of Time, Dream Theater
Turn off the Camera, Reel Big Fish
5 Bad Blood, Taylor Swift Obstruction of Justice, Danny Hinrichs
Like a Canary, Johnny Action Figure
The Prisoner's Dilemma, Brian Whitmer
Tangled Up in Blue, Bob Dylan
6 Before He Cheats, Carrie Underwood A Tangled Web We Weave, Tim Reynolds
Tangled Web, Matt Hires
The Point of No Return, Kansas
Double Down, Hunter and the Dirty Jacks
Chameleon, Herbie Hancock
7 Karma's Payment, Modest Mouse Deep Doo Doo, Tom Lehrer
Get Closer, Seals & Crofts
Matter of Time, Sharon Jones
Tuesday, iLoveMakonnen ft. Drake
8 What Goes Around... Comes Around, Justin Timberlake Walls Get Closer, Ko Ko Mo
General Public, General Public
Painful Lesson, Ben Becker
What Goes Around... Comes Around
9 Karma Chameleon, Culture Club Bad Karma, Axel Thesleff
Behind Bars, Slick Rick
Bad Karma, Ida Maria

Thanks to readers K.H. in Maryville, TN; M.W. in Los Altos Hills, CA; M.P. in Los Angeles, CA; P.F. in Wixom, MI; C.R. in Vancouver, BC, Canada; V.M. in Cleveland, OH; S.S. in Toronto, ON, Canada; C.M. in Frisco, TX; J.A. in St Petersburg, FL; A.B. in Wendell, NC; V.H. in Tucson, AZ; C.K.S. in Berkeley, CA; D.E. in Lancaster, PA; G.C. in Alexandria, VA; J.N. in Zionsville, IN; J.K. in Stanhope, NJ; V.F. in Bowie, MD; M.D.H. in Coralville, IA; T.B. in Richardson, TX and J.B. in Nashville, TN, for the additional suggestions, and again to C.H. in Atlanta for the AI submission. With a 30% success rate, the AI didn't do very well, obviously. (Z)

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