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What's that noise…

What is the music being played 1:12 into this clip [SLNYT], of a reporter reviewing some pianos? [more inside]
posted by polymodus on May 25, 2014 - 2 answers

What is this song?

What is the name of the song / artist of this song? [more inside]
posted by dilaudid on Apr 16, 2014 - 7 answers

Song ID: something about liking/not liking popcorn?

It's sung by a woman in some kind of retro rock-y style that I can't quite articulate. It's a list of foods that girls either.. like or don't like, and the chorus is about popcorn.. I think. Challenge: pretty sure this is from a Portland, OR band, as I heard this on the local Portland-centric radio station KZME. [more inside]
posted by curious nu on Apr 7, 2014 - 1 answer

I've been Stung!

Heard a Sting (The Police?) song at the bar, never heard it before. Funky '80s sound, totally fit my mood that night. My google-fu failing me, I turn to the wisdom of metafilter.... [more inside]
posted by St. Peepsburg on Nov 10, 2013 - 19 answers

Can you help us identify this obscure record?

We're trying to re-discover an album, but only have a vague description of the the album cover. Does anyone recognize this? "it was mostly instrumental music, band had an abstract name. The cover art was a faded pink and grey background with a stag disipatiung into flowers or butterflies ...I'm guess it is not a popular band"
posted by missed on Mar 18, 2013 - 6 answers

Zappa sampled in Futterman's Rule?

I've only recently started listening the the Beastie Boys' Ill Communication (after picking it up damn near two decades ago), and in the track Futterman's Rule, I'm hearing what I swear is a Zappa theme, but I'm darned if I can figure out which one. I thought it was Apostrophe, but it doesn't seem to be, and Google is offering no evidence that I'm hearing what I think I'm hearing. Anyone able to identify the Zappa theme, if there is one in there? I'm going nuts.
posted by Ickster on Feb 8, 2013 - 2 answers

help me identify this song

I think it's a recent song - The chorus has has a woman singing in a simple voice. She sounds young and has a neutral accent - the non-chorus parts of the song I think is a reggae hip hop deal, but not sure. [more inside]
posted by spacediver on Jan 13, 2013 - 5 answers

What was this song?

Name this song: female singer, sounds kinda new, on an indie radio station. Lyrics say something about "the worst" or "what's worse?" and "people say I'm _____ because I have no plans to settle down." [more inside]
posted by shortyJBot on Oct 19, 2012 - 4 answers

License and identification

Quick music ID question: What is the original hip hop track that this beat is from? Also for bonus points, what's the sample from originally?
posted by cloeburner on Apr 3, 2012 - 2 answers

Rocking out whilst glamming up

I want to both put on false eyelashes AND rock out. [more inside]
posted by BeBoth on Jan 16, 2012 - 4 answers

Song ID needed

Soul song ID needed! [more inside]
posted by sucre on Dec 28, 2011 - 7 answers

What is the song in this radio play?

What is the song at 7.34 in this radio play? (Apologies if you can't listen to it outside the UK...)
posted by Claypole on Dec 6, 2011 - 4 answers

Please help me find this song!

Please help me identify this piece of music. [more inside]
posted by bjrn on Sep 19, 2011 - 10 answers

DA-DA-DA da-da-da da-da-da da-da-da

Name that song! Instrumental. Very recent. Overheard on the radio and in stores/restaurants where they typically play indie/alt rock. Bouncy. Very strong bassline. Kinda reminds me of Air. [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Aug 4, 2011 - 9 answers

Help me identify this piece of classical music

Need help identifying a piece of classical music [more inside]
posted by spacediver on Jun 25, 2011 - 4 answers

Find me that lazy lout!

I'm looking for a recording of a song, but I can't find it anywhere, or even who might have recorded it! In Get Up by Chinese Man there's a sample of a song (starts about 20 seconds in). From googling the lyrics I've found the song seems to be called Lazy Lout, but that's pretty much all I can find. [more inside]
posted by bjrn on May 1, 2011 - 1 answer

I really wanna. Know this song.

Song ID! I really want to... do something. [more inside]
posted by sucre on Jan 4, 2011 - 4 answers

Help me identify this song from the Imus Show

Help me identify a new country song I heard about a month ago on the Don Imus show. [more inside]
posted by ThisIsNotMe on Dec 30, 2010 - 5 answers

1980s rock or metal guitar riff

Can you identify the song containing this guitar riff? It's probably from the 1980s, recorded by some well-known rock or metal band. Here's an mp3 I made with GarageBand. Here's an mp3 I created with GarageBand.
posted by germdisco on Nov 25, 2010 - 3 answers

Name that tune

What is the major orchestral work that contains this theme? [more inside]
posted by yourcelf on Oct 10, 2010 - 3 answers

I should've written down the name of the band.

What's the name of this new rock/pop album, I recently heard about (on NPR?) that used autotune creatively? [more inside]
posted by Jahaza on Jan 14, 2010 - 7 answers

Frog Music

What is the French song and band posted on the background of this page? I must download now!
posted by mtstover on Nov 18, 2009 - 4 answers

What is this tune?

What is this tune? [little snip from a french movie]. Thanks in advance.
posted by [@I][:+:][@I] on Nov 5, 2009 - 9 answers

What ever happened to Mike Jackson's nose?

Help identify this song! [more inside]
posted by kitty teeth on Oct 6, 2009 - 8 answers

Got more info about this music?

Music ID Filter: Nan-Lo and the Knights - got any info about this group? Trying to find out more about some tracks on an acetate purchased in Southern California. The label says the songs are called "Oo Hun, It's Fun" and "Haunting Blues". [more inside]
posted by chuke on May 28, 2009 - 1 answer

Name this song?

Name-this-song-filter: Soft, acoustic, Augustana-esque song with vague descriptions of lyrics. [more inside]
posted by Phire on Mar 30, 2009 - 3 answers

Kath and Kim episode background music ID

Quick song ID from a TV show... [more inside]
posted by tss on Jan 1, 2009 - 2 answers

I can('t) name that tune in 9 seconds!

I heard this snippet of a song between scenes of a recent tv show. I really like the song, but I can't figure out the artist. [more inside]
posted by shakobe on Jul 5, 2008 - 3 answers

The Skylark speaks in tongues.

Romanian speakers, get your radio ears on. What's she singing? I'm trying to discern the name of this folk tune. (nb.: Radio Romania itself is useless for this. No e-mail contact info on their Web site and no links or information to the "Skylark" radio program.)
posted by mykescipark on Jun 26, 2008 - 4 answers

What song did I hear?

Name of rap song that imagines if other genres of music had beef like hip hop? [more inside]
posted by swiffa on Jun 13, 2008 - 2 answers

What's this song I vaguely remember?

Can you help me identify this song? [more inside]
posted by flatluigi on Mar 1, 2008 - 7 answers

Definitely not Valentin Silvestrov this time.

RussianShortwaveFilter. Yes, I'm back with yet another song ID in a foreign tongue... [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Feb 15, 2008 - 9 answers

Girl From Ipanema Goes To The Ionosphere

Yet another one of my crazy shortwave-radio song ID requests, this time (I believe) in Portuguese. Please check it out. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Feb 2, 2008 - 2 answers

ah-ah-ah-oh-oh-oh-damn

[choral music filter] I heard a song on an Austin classical radio station a few months ago I've been desperately trying to identify.... [more inside]
posted by Espoo2 on Oct 6, 2007 - 15 answers

Please help me identify this guitar riff from a 60s or 70s song.

Please help me identify this guitar riff (61KB MP3, poorly performed by myself). I believe it's from a song from the 60s or 70s. [more inside]
posted by good in a vacuum on Oct 3, 2007 - 4 answers

I need that awesome MetaFilter music knowledge

Help me identify a couple of unidentified mp3s! [more inside]
posted by lou on Sep 26, 2007 - 5 answers

Another "what's this song?" question.

Another "what's this song?" question. Google-fu and music search engines failed me. Lyrics that I can remember of it are inside. [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon on Sep 20, 2007 - 9 answers

John Petrucci Guita Solo Riff Origins?

What song is this riff by John Petrucci from? [more inside]
posted by bkudria on May 16, 2007 - 5 answers

Where can I buy this shirt with pink rifles on it?

I saw a guy with an olive green shirt that had several rifles lined up in silhouette on front. In the middle of the rifles was a pink silhouette of a guitar. The back left shoulder had a small badge that said "Music is the weapon of the future" on it. Where can I find this shirt for sale? The person wearing it said it was a gift and he didn't know where it came from.
posted by Addlepated on Apr 12, 2007 - 9 answers

I can't get this song out of my head.

Can you help me find a song? [more inside]
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel on Oct 21, 2006 - 19 answers

ID this Bulgarian song, please.

Okay, Hive Ear. Identify this Bulgarian tune. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Sep 25, 2006 - 1 answer

Identify a sound filter...

What is the sound first heard in Lazy Lover by the Brazilian Girls (heard at a later part in the song in samples found here)? I saw them live last night and it was, as I expected, sampled/synthesized and possibly hawaiian in origin.triggered via keyboard... It may be a unique sound, but I could have sworn I've heard it somewhere else, and that it's a real instrument, and I associate it with hawaii for some reason.
posted by phrontist on Mar 4, 2006 - 6 answers

ID this french duet love song

Please help me ID this song. Very slow french duet, a coarse sounding french male voice, with a light beautiful female. They go back and forth with sentence/answer lyrics in a loving tone. Set over melodic acoustic guitar track. Vague, but it's all I got.
posted by omidius on May 16, 2005 - 22 answers

Chinese Cassette

I bought a tape at goodwill the other day. It's in a chinese dialect and there is no english on the packaging. It's got a great Mandarin/Chinese cover of Addicted to Love and I'm hoping you guys can help translate the artist's name, and hopefully the name of the album, too. Copyright 1987, by the way. Here's a scan of the sleeve.
posted by Evstar on Feb 25, 2005 - 6 answers

Sci-Fi Story

Sci-fi story identification filter. I'm trying to remember one about copyright and musicians in the future... I swear I didn't just make it up after reading Lessig. [MI] [more inside]
posted by easyasy3k on Jan 22, 2005 - 4 answers

What is this song from Six Feet Under episode "The Trap"?

Six Feet Under's third-season episode "The Trap." What is the song Nate's singing out the car window along with the car radio as he and William Aaron Jaffe blast down the road? Ralph Covert and the Bad Examples' "Not Dead Yet"?

If not, does anyone know what it is?
posted by mojohand on Nov 15, 2004 - 2 answers

I have an mp3 but I don't know the name of the song or the artist

I have an mp3, but I don't know the name of the song or the artist. [mi] [more inside]
posted by Juicylicious on Oct 8, 2004 - 11 answers

Who is Eugene?

Desperately seeking Eugene! I have three chilled beats dj mix mp3s downloaded freely via some designer site in 2000/2001, all "mixed by eugene". The titles of the 40 minute mp3s are "round midnight", "heavy build", and "looking forward". I can't remember if eugene is/was a pro dj or a talented hobbyist, but damn his music collection is fine, and I need more!
posted by elphTeq on May 13, 2004 - 0 answers

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