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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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?
posted by agregoli
on Oct 23, 2007 -
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 -
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 -
[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?
posted by takeyourmedicine
on Apr 28, 2007 -
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 -
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 -