A tune popped into my head and it's driving me nuts. I'm pretty sure this is a relatively accurate hum. If I remember correctly, it was a female vocalist and sounded vaguely like 80s pop. Kind of Cyndi Lauper-ish? Help! SOS!
So there's a song that's been stuck in my head since about 1991, when I heard Alison Krauss (And Union Station) perform it. I heard her sing it a couple of times in that period, and never again. I'd love to know who wrote it, and if it's ever been recorded anywhere. I've tried googling the lyrics, to no avail. I'm not sure it matters, but I think they stopped playing this song around the time that Alison Brown left the band. [more inside]
There's this song whose...essence? has been stuck in my head all day, but I don't remember enough of it to find it in any search engine, apparently. I think it was in a movie like House Party or something? [more inside]
Years ago (possibly before YouTube?) a friend sent me a link to a video of a girl singing a wonderfully horrible, super-catchy song with a title/chorus that was something like “hearts, stars and diamonds”; if not that exactly, then something close. Does this song still exist somewhere online? [more inside]
I've had this song stuck in my head for at least a week, and it's driving me up the wall. The chorus (?) is "can you hear me" repeated 4 times, and the rest of the details are as follows... [more inside]
It's Christmastime, which means stress and endless exposure to certain pieces of music. Consequently, I am dealing with dire earworms. What are your go-to earworm overrides, fellow earworm sufferers? [more inside]
New Wave-ish early-80's track called "Shadow 19"? [more inside]
Please help me identify this musical trill/riff/thingy. I know three notes and a chord. It's been stuck in my head for days. I'll detail everything I can think of that may help. [more inside]
I'm co-writing a theme and blurb for a conference with a colleague. The theme is "Convergence|Divergence." My pal has added an opening that is driving me insane, but I see his point. What images come to mind with this theme? There are two from the music of our youth...The Beatles' "Come together right now," and $BandName "Song Title" Trigger warning: Annoying earworm inside. [more inside]
The chorus of Barney's Castle So High, starting around 19 seconds into that video, is giving me a massive dose of "I've heard that tune before!", but I can't put my finger on where. Any ideas? A musical, maybe?
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.
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]
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]
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]
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!
Song with Piano Riff Stuck in Head and can't get it out. [more inside]
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]
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!
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]
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]
[get this song out of my brain filter] What is this airy (possibly Dirty Projectors) song? [more inside]
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]
What is this saucy french song? [more inside]
What song is this? [more inside]
Paper Lady/Lace/She's a Lady earworm. Trying to recall a song from my childhood (1970s/early 80s)... [more inside]
Help me identify who (if anyone) has sampled "La Femme d'Argent" by Air. [more inside]
Can you identify this 1970s pop/disco/r&b song? [more inside]
Indie songs in commercials? [more inside]
From whence the phrase "oohh, not in the broccoli" spoken in a stereotype ESL japanese speaker accent? [more inside]
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]
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]
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.
I need someone to identify a song for me, from an advertisement I keep seeing on SkyOne in Ireland. [more inside]
[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]
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]
Ridiculously specific question regarding Ladytron's just-finished US tour... [more inside]
Can you help me figure out which version of 'Rocky Top' I'm thinking of? [more inside]
What the hell is "Schlappi Das Kleine Drogodil" about? I hear it everywhere. Something about a crocodile with a prescription drug habit?
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...