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Patriotic sing-alongs for a Fourth of July barbecue

What are some patriotic songs that everyone in a group of early-twenties college-educated people would know? Accomplished accompanist (guitar) here, looking for songs most of these folks know the words to. Open to any American music from 1800s-present that captures the spirit of America on her birthday. Great sing-alongs are totally fine even if they don't quite fit the description.
posted by inkisbetter on Jul 4, 2011 - 23 answers

Avoiding a chirpy 8-bit lawsuit

I'm covering a favourite album in chiptune style, as a for-the-heck-of-it non-commercial project. Am I risking a world of copyright hurt? [more inside]
posted by bicyclefish on Jun 26, 2011 - 4 answers

How Do You Craft a Top 40 Hit?

What is the recording process like for a typical Top 40 popular song? [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Jun 1, 2011 - 14 answers

Frankly, I'd rather life were more like Lucky Charms, but whatreyougonnado.

I would like to find more songs with lyrics that express life philosophies in terms of food. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on May 24, 2011 - 41 answers

What is this 90s R & B torch song?

A few weeks ago I heard a song coming out of my neighbor's window that I remember well from my youth in the late 90s -- or not so well, as it turns out. The singer is Janet Jackson or someone very similar, and the lyrics are something like, 'we can be freak (s) (y)/we won't get much sleep (?)/ blah blah blah early morn. Pretty sexy. Help!
posted by sideofwry on May 20, 2011 - 6 answers

A song/poem/etc. with an intense emotional catharsis?

Looking for a song or poem or short story or stand-alone chapter in a novel that has an emotional release or a suggestion on how to deal with anger/negative emotions, especially around family issues. Should be (fairly) appropriate for high school students. [more inside]
posted by guster4lovers on May 19, 2011 - 14 answers

It was the third of September.

What songs, from any genre, mention a specific calendar date. For example, Papa Was a Rollin Stone (the 3rd of September), September by EWF, (21st night, September. Pride in the Name of Love "early morning, April 4) etc?
posted by timsteil on May 6, 2011 - 61 answers

I love you, but let's talk about something else

Help me find songs about love or close friendship that contain lyrics about something other than the feeeeeelings the couple has for each another. [more inside]
posted by Gori Girl on Apr 28, 2011 - 54 answers

What the heck is this song?

Please help me ID this song used in the last episode of a not so popular tv show in 2003... [more inside]
posted by nougat on Apr 27, 2011 - 6 answers

Believe Me If All These Endearing Charms sounds like Home on the Range

Why do parts of the song Believe Me, If All These Endearing Young Charms sound like Home on the Range? [more inside]
posted by mtphoto on Apr 25, 2011 - 6 answers

Indie Songs of Sex

Suggest some non-mainstream songs about sex, the erotic, and especially seduction. Bonus points if Australian. [more inside]
posted by divabat on Apr 20, 2011 - 48 answers

Music like Up's; up, then down

I'm looking for songs that start out cheerful or sweet and turn sad. My best example of this is the Marriage Song/Theme from the movie Up. It doesn't suit my purposes, however. Can you help me find some others? [more inside]
posted by HE Amb. T. S. L. DuVal on Apr 19, 2011 - 11 answers

Songs about domesticity

What are some good songs about domesticity besides "Our House" by Crosby Stills Nash and Young?
posted by malhouse on Apr 17, 2011 - 58 answers

SongFilter: Music along the lines of Eels' "Are You and Me Gonna Happen Soon?".

SongFilter: Music along the lines of Eels' "Are You and Me Gonna Happen Soon?". Also like, and sharing the central, longing-filled theme of eagerness/waiting/emotional investment in a relationship that may or may not bear fruit of, Bright Eyes' "Make a Plan to Love Me" and Elliott Smith's "Say Yes". I look forward to you responses! Extra points for nominations falling under the indie umbrella.
posted by alexandermatheson on Apr 3, 2011 - 12 answers

(Contemporary) Japanese karaoke hits

Karaoke in Japanese. Am looking for tracks with a karaoke version on YouTube for an event. This old post has some great ideas, but sadly half of them have been removed from YouTube. What Japanese language songs do you sing at karaoke at the moment?! The more contemporary the better
posted by 0bvious on Apr 1, 2011 - 6 answers

Do you have any recommendations for fantastic songs/albums in Spanish?

Do you have any recommendations for fantastic songs/albums in Spanish? [more inside]
posted by teststrip on Mar 22, 2011 - 40 answers

Musical Mayhem, but, you know, in a "Good" way.

I'm on a quest to compile a CD of music to give new psychiatry residents that have lyrics that have some aspect of mental health (with a positive, amusing or quirky spin). But my musical knowledge isn't anywhere near broad enough to do the quintessential collection justice. Give me your song recommendations! [more inside]
posted by anitanita on Mar 14, 2011 - 38 answers

channeling tracy jordan

What are some good songs about being awesome? [more inside]
posted by MaddyRex on Mar 4, 2011 - 83 answers

... whose axe was so light he could chuck it...

Poems or songs where you anticipate the next rhyme to be a naughty word, but it isn't... is there a term for this kind of implied-but-denied rhyme scheme, and what are some more examples? [more inside]
posted by The otter lady on Mar 3, 2011 - 64 answers

Beyond 'I Got You, Babe'

What pre-1985 (approx) song can my husband and I perform on karaoke night? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Mar 1, 2011 - 50 answers

Mystery dreamy music

Do you recognise the song playing in the background of this radio trailer? [more inside]
posted by sleepcrime on Feb 27, 2011 - 5 answers

Famous songs, performed by jazz or classical musicians

Looking for jazz and classical covers of popular/famous songs. [more inside]
posted by pleasebekind on Feb 26, 2011 - 33 answers

I rock in the affirmative! I rock in the negative!

Please help me find the most life-affirming "Yeah!" and devastating "No!" in all of rock n' roll history. [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Feb 24, 2011 - 45 answers

Songs by women about parts of women.

This song and also this one are men singing about the (their?) penis. Are there songs where ladies sing about lady-parts?
posted by Lorc on Feb 15, 2011 - 31 answers

I need to find sources for my Croatian roots.

My husband and I are both a quarter Croatian. Both our respective families hail from around Dubrovnic, on the Dalmatian coast. Being from such diverse backgrounds, we appreciate this cultural heritage that we share in common. As such, we would very much like to be put into contact people who can provide us with fabrics, traditional musics, religious traditions and the like. [more inside]
posted by msali on Feb 13, 2011 - 10 answers

What is your alibi

I'm looking for songs about people being put to death for crimes that someone else committed. [more inside]
posted by k8lin on Feb 8, 2011 - 26 answers

Good songs about history?

Looking for good contemporary songs about history. [more inside]
posted by BradNelson on Jan 24, 2011 - 65 answers

What songs (musically) quote other songs?

What songs (musically) quote other songs? [more inside]
posted by theoddball on Jan 15, 2011 - 81 answers

Need to learn me some new gittar songs.

Need to learn me some new gittar songs. [more inside]
posted by lpsguy on Jan 14, 2011 - 21 answers

Jingle Bell Rock: non-holiday songs with bells

I am trying to come up with a list of songs that include a jingle bell-like sound but aren't Christmas/holiday songs. For example, "Kiss Me On The Bus" by the Replacements (the bells kick in at about 2:14). [more inside]
posted by litlnemo on Dec 24, 2010 - 26 answers

Rock and Roll and the Erotic

Any recommendations for erotic film scenes, songs, literature, etc that incorporate rock and roll - like the kiss in The Runaways? Bonus points if it involves two girls. [more inside]
posted by divabat on Dec 21, 2010 - 5 answers

Don't touch my iPod touch!

I have a new computer and an old iPod touch. I would like to put all my CDs on a currently blank iTunes program my new computer and then transfer those songs to my iPod touch without interfering with what is already on my iPod. I don't care that the touch songs won't be transferred to the computer, I just don't want to lose all the content on the iPod. Is this possible?
posted by TLCplz on Dec 20, 2010 - 18 answers

Depression Mix

I'm looking for songs that explicitly give advice to make one feel better. [more inside]
posted by daninnj on Dec 17, 2010 - 59 answers

Here Comes the Bride, All Dressed in White, da da da daaa da da da da daaa da da...

Please tell me all the versions of "Here Comes the Bride" that you know - the sillier, the better. [more inside]
posted by peagood on Dec 7, 2010 - 13 answers

What's the best way to identify these songs?

I've got 10 or so electronica mp3's I imported into iTunes off an unlabeled CD. What's the best way to identify the song title and artist? [more inside]
posted by boghead on Dec 5, 2010 - 10 answers

TUF 12 walk out song

What song did Jonathan Brookins walk out to tonight on The Ultimate Fighter Season 12 finale?
posted by aceyim on Dec 5, 2010 - 2 answers

All my words come back to me, like emptiness in harmony

What are some recognizable songs that can be played on a single instrument? [more inside]
posted by Jon_Evil on Dec 3, 2010 - 26 answers

Name That Song, Round 10,872

NameThatTuneFilter: heard a song earlier tonight while trying on shirts at Nordstrom Rack. Meant to Google the lyrics. Promptly forgot. Am now heartbroken. [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew on Nov 29, 2010 - 8 answers

Name that tune? (2)

Can you identify these melodies? The first is 1980s synthpop. The second is production music from a ready-made package of tunes used in midlevel entertainment TV programming in Hollywood about ten years ago. Any information appreciated! [more inside]
posted by Cridland on Nov 26, 2010 - 5 answers

PLEASE no Dido

Suggestions for an edgy, down-to-earth Thanksgiving playlist? [more inside]
posted by dlugoczaj on Nov 23, 2010 - 12 answers

Dark music?

Can you help me find other pieces of "dark" music to enjoy? [more inside]
posted by lizjohn on Nov 20, 2010 - 36 answers

Breakup songs from the other perspective?

I broke up with her. Give me a soundtrack. [more inside]
posted by alona on Nov 20, 2010 - 66 answers

88 Lines about 44 Books? Or something like that.

I'm looking for snippets of song lyrics that reference authors, books, or reading, and I'm looking for ones that can (more or less) stand on their own outside the context of the song. [more inside]
posted by redsparkler on Nov 17, 2010 - 60 answers

What's a good duet song for a child and adult?

What would be a good duet song for a young child and grown up to sing together? [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Nov 17, 2010 - 10 answers

Music About American History?

I'm a US History teacher, and have had great results using songs about American History, but I'm looking for more! Can you give some recommendations? [more inside]
posted by absalom on Nov 15, 2010 - 35 answers

Songs you've heard at wedding parties

What are some songs that you've heard played at wedding reception parties or dances? [more inside]
posted by mtphoto on Nov 10, 2010 - 35 answers

Lost Song Flyer--"I want to hear a symphony."

This is incredibly vague, but metafilter is equally helpful for stuff like this! I heard a song with a male singer and the chorus was something like "I want to hear a symphony" and then how he wanted more out of life or a relationship. [more inside]
posted by shortyJBot on Nov 10, 2010 - 6 answers

What are some great songs to play on the street?

What are some great songs — well written, widely popular, up-tempo — to play on the street? [more inside]
posted by Greenie on Nov 8, 2010 - 33 answers

Looking for good and not too hard songs for a small band.

Imagine a small band comprising a drummer, bass player, rhythm guitarist and lead guitarist. Imagine none of them being great players. Now imagine them having fun and playing some good music. What are they playing? [more inside]
posted by tomble on Nov 7, 2010 - 30 answers

What are some other upbeat songs actually sing about being/going/moving "up"?

What upbeat songs have the word "up" in the title, or as a main focus of the lyrics? [more inside]
posted by mostly vowels on Nov 6, 2010 - 54 answers

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