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I gathered a large group of people and told them to come early on a Saturday morning to try out something fun. They all arrived and were upset when they saw I had brought a huge bag of balloons instead. What did they shout out to me in anger? (4)

Here's a few songs that have been completely re-titled. Find the correct songs and use the artists to help you find the one that answers the above.

Think confectionary thoughts unconsciously (2)
Let's roll down in a ball (1)
I can hear your interest and awe (1)
A specific patch of green (2)
When life gives you cola (2)
Is it possible for me to take a brief piece of time and stay (7)
Shalom Earth! (4)
Delusion of a sergeant's note (4)

I created this with what the US Spotify had available, but Spotify isn't necessary to solve it. It would make the searching much easier though.

Hint 1

They have been completely retitled, so none of the words in each line are in the title they are referring to. I tried to make the hints as exact as possible, and to represent songs that shouldn't have any other with that name (unless it's a cover song)

Hint 2

As I mentioned in a comment below, for line 4, "specific" is referring to the word "The" which is part of the answer. If it referenced a park, that would make it really ambiguous so that's not the route to go down.

Hint 3

Alternate, Alternate lyrics for the ones left

-Literally get inside a ball and roll down a hill (1)
-Almost a backwards owl (1)
-A rolling stone’s loss (2)
-A sour fizzy beverage (2)
-Made 2 edits to the original line (7) …really hard to retitle this one again without using any of the words. A hint for one of the words “menthe mother”.
-Adios Venus (4)
-Within a large Bee’s Psychosis(4)

Hint 4

Two of the hints aren't in the correct order of the actual title. (If I did, they would become nonsensical)

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  • $\begingroup$ When life gives ME a cola, I prefer a Pork Soda from Primus. Though it isn't sour. $\endgroup$ – B540Glenn Dec 1 '17 at 15:16
  • $\begingroup$ @B540Glenn Pork Soda sounds really gross to ME, but it's cool if you're into that sorta thing $\endgroup$ – Sensoray Dec 1 '17 at 15:26
  • $\begingroup$ Just to confirm, do the numbers in brackets correspond to the number of words in the song title? $\endgroup$ – hexomino Aug 10 '18 at 13:26
  • $\begingroup$ @hexomino yeah they do! $\endgroup$ – Sensoray Aug 10 '18 at 13:35
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Unconscious Confectionary:

"Sweet Dreams" by Eurythmics (or by Marilyn Manson etc...)

Interest and Awe

"OMG" by Usher & Will.i.am

or

"Smooth" by Santanna

A specific patch of green

"MacArthur Park" by Glen Campbell

or a more famous location by a less famous band

"Hyde Park" by "Tangerine Dream"

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  • $\begingroup$ "hear" I'm looking more for a noise, and I can see how a specific patch of green might lead you towards that sort of answer. I'll go ahead and say that "specific" was meaning "The". I was unsure how to get that across any other way. Also focus on "patch" it's normally used in conjunction with the other word I'm looking for. $\endgroup$ – Sensoray Nov 16 '17 at 20:10
  • $\begingroup$ There is a "song" called |"Gasp" but I don't think that's the one. it seems to be related to some Australian children's TV show. $\endgroup$ – Jasen Nov 17 '17 at 0:34
  • $\begingroup$ Yeah that doesn't fit quite right either $\endgroup$ – Sensoray Nov 17 '17 at 2:45
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Correct:

Shalom Earth! (4)

"Goodbye to a World" by Porter Robinson


New guess:

I can hear your interest and awe (1)

"Cheers" by Rihanna? Or the Cheers theme song by Gary Portnoy and Judy Hart Angelo?
You can hear interest/awed people cheer for you
Also, adding a 'c' between r-s and swapping the first two letters gives you 'screech' backwards (a type of owl)

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  • $\begingroup$ Your second one is correct :) $\endgroup$ – Sensoray Aug 10 '18 at 14:52
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Let's see if we can start to put something together...

Think confectionary thoughts unconsciously (2)

Sweet Dreams by the Eurythmics (thanks, @jasen!)

Let's roll down in a ball (1)

Zorbing by Stornoway?

I can hear your interest and awe (1)

A specific patch of green (2)

The Moss by Cosmo Sheldrake?

When life gives you cola (2)

Lemon Soda by NGC 3.14 x Tenkitsune? or Lemon Cola by DAWN (thanks, @hagfy)?

Is it possible for me to take a brief piece of time and stay (7)

Not sure, but menthe mother -> mom mint, ie. moment (thanks, @hexomino!)

Shalom Earth! (4)

Goodbye to a World by Porter Robinson (thanks, @hagfy!)

Delusion of a sergeant's note (4)

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    $\begingroup$ Could it be "mom mint" -> moment? $\endgroup$ – hexomino Aug 10 '18 at 14:28
  • $\begingroup$ Ooh this is good $\endgroup$ – El-Guest Aug 10 '18 at 14:29
  • $\begingroup$ Nicely put together so far! Your first guesses for 1, 2, 4, 5 and 7 are correct. And good idea @hexomino ;) $\endgroup$ – Sensoray Aug 10 '18 at 14:50
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I can hear your interest and awe (1)

Wow by Beck?

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  • $\begingroup$ Can you please add an explanation? $\endgroup$ – boboquack Nov 16 '17 at 3:55
  • $\begingroup$ Wow is a common expression to show interest (wow, tell me more) or awe (wow, look at that) $\endgroup$ – shree.pat18 Nov 16 '17 at 4:45
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    $\begingroup$ Good guess, but not the word I was looking for. I would have worded it differently to better fit that word if so. Wow would be better fit for "I can hear your surprise and amazement". But still, good guess $\endgroup$ – Sensoray Nov 16 '17 at 5:16

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