When I was on vacation in Chicago last year I stopped by the Field Museum and happened to catch a video in the Senegal exhibit of a musician playing and singing a song that I thought was really beautiful. I recall that he was playing the kora and that the lyrics pertained to a shaman or similar person. I have tried looking on the Field Museum website and sending them an email but no dice so far. Does anyone know who is in the video and/or the name of the song?
I have part of a song stuck in my head. The lyrics I can remember are something that sounds like "A A, B B - CCDD, CCDD" - that is literally what is being sung, it's not the rhyme scheme. Who is the artist and what is the track called? [more inside]
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]
My son has been watching this Mario Power-Ups video, and I cannot identify the song at 1:37. Can you?
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]
See inside for a link that goes to a NSFW Youtube video. [more inside]
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]
In the mid-ninties, there was this techno song with a vocal instructing the listeners to raise up their hands, "raise them up." His voice was calm and could've been sampled from a movie (it was not like the more cliched sample of a dj or singer revving up the crowd, it felt almost religious). What was the name of this song? [more inside]
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]
What is the song I've heard with lyric "Dylan is my inspiration", and repeating the word "Dylan"? [more inside]
Soul song ID needed! [more inside]
What is the song at 7.34 in this radio play? (Apologies if you can't listen to it outside the UK...)
Help me find an only partially remembered short film I saw in the internet back in 2000 or 2001. [more inside]
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]
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]
Indie rock song ID. [more inside]
Last night on the way home from work I was listening to Cosmic Commander's Sonic Radio on Faction. I heard a song and would really like to find out who did it. [more inside]
What is this song I heard today? It's a slow folkish bluegrass song with the lines "Lately I've been moving kind of slowly, one more hill's as far as I can go" as the chorus. [more inside]
Overheard a song while my wife was watching NCIS:LA last night and now I can neither identify it nor get it out of my head (the former may help with the latter). [more inside]
Song ID! I really want to... do something. [more inside]
Help me identify a new country song I heard about a month ago on the Don Imus show. [more inside]
Please identify this song, prettypleasepleaseplease? [more inside]
Hi, I need some help identifying a song. It was a slow Korean R&B song by a male solo artist. I don't remember much about it, I think there was a sole electric keyboard at the start playing a simple accompaniment. (not sure though) I know it is vague, but if you post some songs, I will try to lead you into a more specific direction.
For those who are awesome at identifying songs from next-to-nothing - why does the guitar part from this song ("Aaron and Maria" by the American Analog Set) sound so naggingly familiar? I know I've heard it before, but for the life of me I can't place it. [more inside]
INSTRUMENTAL ID: What is the instrumental in this video about the 'Impossible motion' trick? [more inside]
INDIE SONG ID: What is the song in this video? The song starts playing at 3:06 in this video by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
What song does "Long Forgotten Fairytale" by the Magnetic Fields remind me of? [more inside]
Name-this-song-filter: Soft, acoustic, Augustana-esque song with vague descriptions of lyrics. [more inside]
Quick song ID from a TV show... [more inside]
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]
SongIDFilter: Can anyone identify this song? It's from a compilation CD, and I have no distinguishing information other than the song itself. It sounds quite familiar, but no-one I've asked has been able to place it. It seems rather cinematic, making me think that it's from a film score, but that's really all I have to go on. Any leads would be much appreciated.
Can you help me identify this song? [more inside]
Italo / Disco song identification needed! [more inside]
Yet another one of my crazy shortwave-radio song ID requests, this time (I believe) in Portuguese. Please check it out. [more inside]
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]
Old school techno songs identification: one remix of National Geographic, and one (mis-heard) quote. [more inside]
Help identifying a song. Overheard coming from a MAC (Cosmetics) Counter. [more inside]
Can you help me find a song? [more inside]
Help me identify this song from an ad for the new Entourage season. [more inside]
Help me identify the title and composer of a song. [Details inside] [more inside]