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Get this earworm out of my head! (and onto my ipod)

I have a piece of a song stuck in my head and it's apparently not enough for google to be of any use. It's an 80's or 90's song, with a guy's voice sort of chanting "ooh ma ma way" in an african-y sounding way with a heavy bass line. I feel like it was used a lot in soundtracks to represent a journey or something like that, because it reminds me of solsbury hill. if anyone can name this song, i know it's you lovely mefites.
posted by carlypennylane on Dec 5, 2013 - 8 answers

Recommend cheesy dancy electronic pop for a seven-year-old

My seven-year-old son won a cheap-and-basic MP3 player at a charity tombola. Since then he's been pointing out tunes that he'd like to carry around. I need to find some more! [more inside]
posted by pipeski on Sep 3, 2013 - 25 answers

Can't turn off internal soundtrack and it's distracting..HALP

For the past 24 hours or so I have been unable to turn off my internal mental soundtrack (that is my library of remembered songs, in playback mode, just as if I was hearing them now). It's starting to make me tired. I can change the music playing (currently 'smooth operator') but I can't turn it off entirely. I had a lot of trouble falling asleep last night b/c of the music playing in my head. And today at work it's distracting me. The default song seems to be 'Blurred Lines' but the playback isn't limited to just that tune. Has this ever happened to you? How did you stop it? [more inside]
posted by TestamentToGrace on Jul 29, 2013 - 27 answers

Please help me get this song out of my head.

I have a song lodged in my head, and need help identifying it so I can get it the hell out. Fairly recent release and getting airplay on the "alternative" radio stations in Sydney. [more inside]
posted by arha on Jul 5, 2013 - 2 answers

Earworm

This has been bugging me all weekend - what's the song played during the interview with Sparrow and the Workshop here (at about 1.42 in)? The context - an anecdote about playing with Brian Jonestown Massacre in Paris - suggests it's BJM, but it doesn't seem to be. Help!
posted by mippy on Apr 15, 2013 - 3 answers

Piano riff earworm

Song with Piano Riff Stuck in Head and can't get it out. [more inside]
posted by Seeking Direction on Sep 6, 2012 - 5 answers

Name that soundalike

Name-that-song filter. What song from the late 90s/early 2000s opens with the opening bassline from Tongue Tied by Grouplove? It runs from 0:29-0:40 in this video. The song I'm thinking of has a high pitched, girlish sounding female vocalist who follows the bassline with something like "lately i've been blah blah blah with you blah blah blah whoa oh oh oh oh". It's a clubby bit that might have been used as a sample rather than played as a whole song. I remember hearing it often in the last decade or so on the radio in California. [more inside]
posted by rhythm and booze on Aug 7, 2012 - 5 answers

Help me find my techno earworm!

Here's a snippet of a minimalist techno track that has been rattling around my head earworm style for a month now. Can you tell me who it is? The linked track was part of a 2 hour DJ set I downloaded from Tumblr at some point in March. As to what blog it came from I have no idea and no amount of searching gets me any closer. Help! WARNING! CONTAINS EARWORM!
posted by merocet on Jul 3, 2012 - 17 answers

Name That Tune #345987

NameThatTuneFilter! Female singer, newer song, high, breathy. Difficulty: only a few words to go by. Help a sister out - I'd love to hear the whole song! [more inside]
posted by shortskirtlongjacket on May 10, 2012 - 14 answers

England Dan? NOT from England. But was his song a TV theme?

Asking for a friend who's now being driven mad by the Muzak... Was "I'd Really Love To See You Tonight", a song by England Dan & John Ford Coley (and covered by everybody from Barry Manilow to Reba McEntire) ever the theme song to a television show? [more inside]
posted by aristan on Nov 9, 2010 - 6 answers

Musical Mind Grapes

[get this song out of my brain filter] What is this airy (possibly Dirty Projectors) song? [more inside]
posted by allymusiqua on Oct 12, 2010 - 2 answers

Earworm tuned to 11

I'm looking for a word that describes consistent loops of music in one's head. Not just earworms, though of course earworms are part of it. I'm talking about a radio station in your head which plays a song more often than you ever heard in actual audio life. [more inside]
posted by goofyfoot on Sep 28, 2010 - 8 answers

A bunch of roses for the victor.

What is this saucy french song? [more inside]
posted by sardonicsmile on Sep 13, 2010 - 5 answers

Name that tune

What song is this? [more inside]
posted by ladypants on Sep 6, 2010 - 9 answers

Lambchop synth hook

What song is this Lambchop synth hook referencing? [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight on Dec 10, 2009 - 4 answers

Paper Lady/Paper Lace/She's a lady song

Paper Lady/Lace/She's a Lady earworm. Trying to recall a song from my childhood (1970s/early 80s)... [more inside]
posted by highrise on Jan 30, 2009 - 5 answers

Song ID

Help me identify who (if anyone) has sampled "La Femme d'Argent" by Air. [more inside]
posted by frances1972 on Jan 2, 2009 - 4 answers

One for the DiscoEarwormFilter

Can you identify this 1970s pop/disco/r&b song? [more inside]
posted by droplet on Sep 4, 2008 - 5 answers

Indie songs in TV commercials

Indie songs in commercials? [more inside]
posted by ClaudiaCenter on Mar 25, 2008 - 65 answers

Not in the broccoli?

From whence the phrase "oohh, not in the broccoli" spoken in a stereotype ESL japanese speaker accent? [more inside]
posted by Mitheral on Mar 8, 2008 - 5 answers

Teach me to appreciate music..........again.

How can I get "reverse earworm"? I have a song that I really like, but I've listened to it so many times, I seem to have lost the ability to hear it. [more inside]
posted by Rabulah on Mar 6, 2008 - 16 answers

What are some worn and used songs in other countries?

In the U.S., there are those songs that relentlessly show up everywhere. Songs like C&C Music Factory's "Good Vibrations," for example. I've heard it on numerous commercials, shows, in arenas, etc. These are songs that are still used LONG past their 15 minutes of fame due date. But what about other countries? [more inside]
posted by agregoli on Oct 23, 2007 - 21 answers

Forgotten saxaphone shlock jazz hit from the disco era

Earworm: Please identify the song title and artist responsible for a soaring, saxophone driven instrumental hit popular on FM radio sometime in the 1978-1981 time frame. My best guess is this hit rode on the coattails of "Feels So Good". Unlike that happy hit, the song I am seeking had a more dramatic, soaring crescendo, ideal for sailing boats or, well, sailing boats.
posted by tomharpel on Jul 19, 2007 - 12 answers

I know, I know - these questions suck, but I have nowhere else to go!

I need someone to identify a song for me, from an advertisement I keep seeing on SkyOne in Ireland. [more inside]
posted by plaidrabbit on Jul 18, 2007 - 10 answers

BBC4 "What's that song"

[BBC ad music filter] Does anyone know what the bleepy electro/ Mark Mothersbaugh-esque music playing on the BBC4 trailers for Mark Gattis' "The Worst Journey in The World" about Apsley Cherry-Garrard's epic hunt for penguin eggs? [more inside]
posted by takeyourmedicine on Apr 28, 2007 - 2 answers

Who sings this song?

Who sings this song? I don't have any of the lyrics, but it's a recent song sung by a girl in kind of a whispery voice, at least that's what it sounds like as far as I can tell. [more inside]
posted by paulrockNJ on Mar 3, 2007 - 5 answers

Name that tune...

Ridiculously specific question regarding Ladytron's just-finished US tour... [more inside]
posted by kaseijin on Dec 9, 2006 - 3 answers

Which Rocky Top?

Can you help me figure out which version of 'Rocky Top' I'm thinking of? [more inside]
posted by FunkyHelix on May 27, 2006 - 4 answers

Schlappi? Drogodil? WTF?

What the hell is "Schlappi Das Kleine Drogodil" about? I hear it everywhere. Something about a crocodile with a prescription drug habit?
posted by obiwanwasabi on Mar 13, 2006 - 8 answers

What other song is the sass line in Alizee's 'Moi Lolita' similar to?

Attention mid-90s earworm pop fans: Alizee's "Moi Lolita" was widely released in 2002, but I swear I recognize that bass-line, and it's driving me absolutely crazy. Can anyone figure out what song I'm thinking of? I'm guessing something like Ace of Base, Aqua or even Daft Punk...
posted by Marquis on Jul 14, 2004 - 15 answers

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