There is a famous song that starts with a sultry saxophone riff I am trying to identify. Usually they play this song in a movie when they are introducing a sexy lady moving all cat-like about to seduce someone. I was able to reproduce the opening with this virtual keyboard
on its saxophone setting. Forgive me I know no music. The keys I pressed were C (1 sec), G (1 sec), C1 (1 sec), D1 (1.5 sec), D#1 (2 sec), C1 (5 sec), a pause, C1 (1 sec), G (1 sec), and then the keyboard doesn't extend far enough down for me to keep going. Does anyone recognize it? Sorry this is so convoluted. Thanks!
posted by Sully
on Mar 5, 2014 -
I found this
song kicking about on my computer, and while I'm sure I took it off a record years ago I have no idea what it is. Nothing on Google searches or song identification software; anybody here know?
posted by solarion
on Oct 26, 2013 -
My mom used to sing a beautiful lullaby that I haven't been able to find any trace of online. I picked out the melody here
. I think the lyrics partly go "Sleep tight / Till the morning light, sleep tight / All through the night, sleep tight / Sleep tight. Sleep long / Till I wake you with a song / All through the night, sleep long / Sleep long
". I think there's a verse about "sleep sound", too. Thanks!
posted by pocams
on Jul 10, 2013 -
I'm hoping someone can identify a mid-90s hip-hop track, which for a long time I assumed was by Thirstin Howl III, but now I'm not so sure. The only thing I recall, other than the rapper having what I would characterize as a laconic flow, is a line that rhymed Brooklyn Dodger
with Joe Cocker
. I distinctly remember the second part of this rhyme being delivered in a sing-song, "I la da da da da
like Joe Cocker". (Literally la da da
, not a placeholder for something I don't remember.) So, pretty specific right? Anyone?
posted by Lorin
on Jun 5, 2013 -
My father and I watched a documentary on TV in the 90s (likely TVO in Canada, possibly a National Geographic production?). It was about a boy named Ali who lived in the jungle with his father. It showed their daily life, how they hunted for food, etc. One scene I clearly remember is the father teaching the son how to create poison darts using toads.
I believe the title was "Ali's Jungle", but I can't find any references to it on the internet. My dad and I really enjoyed the theme song, which was hummed by the father as he played a thumb piano. Here is a recording my father made at the time:
Any help identifying this show would be appreciated!
posted by wivy
on Mar 2, 2013 -
I've been wracking my brains trying to remember the identity of this female folk singer from the 1980s-1990s. She made at least a few albums targeted at kids, incorporating many environmental themes. And I can't for the life of me remember even enough to do a proper Google search. Gah! [more inside]
posted by valkyryn
on Jan 28, 2013 -
Downtempo/Trip Hop/Chillout song stuck in my head in a huge way. It's something I've heard dozens of times before but now, of course, I can't identify it. It's got a male vocalist, possibly British-sounding. The song is somewhat popular - it may be on a bunch of compilations and chillout/downtempo internet radio stations. [more inside]
posted by neilkod
on Oct 2, 2012 -
What words are the chorus singing beginning here
in Knee Play 4 of Philip Glass's “Einstein on the Beach”? Alas much googling has failed me.
posted by nfg
on Sep 10, 2012 -
Identify-that-song-filter: What is the current top-40's rap song with sample of high-pictched male(?) indian singing looping repeatedly in the beat? [more inside]
posted by wrok
on Aug 26, 2012 -
I'm looking for help with a very vague song identification for a song I heard in the early 2000s on FUSE/Much Music USA. Barring that, I'm looking for recommendations of websites that help identify songs. [more inside]
posted by capricorn
on Jul 31, 2012 -
What 70s game show used Henry Mancini's "March of the Cue Balls" as its theme music? [more inside]
posted by dopeydad
on Apr 28, 2012 -
I have a song stuck in my head and can't remember what it is. It's a fairly tranquil, folky song sung by a woman. What I can remember of the lyrics has something about years: "[something something something] nineteen sixty nine [something] seventy eight." Ringing any bells?
posted by Kattullus
on Mar 12, 2012 -
Can someone identify the words spoken at the beginning of Ground Zero's “Revolutionary Pekinese Opera” (“Opening ~ Flying Across The J.P.Yen”)? You can here the phrase spoken on youtube here
. I'm reasonably sure the voice is speaking Chinese.
posted by nfg
on Jan 25, 2012 -
Calling all indie music geeks... I need help identifying a band. iPhone update nuked all the downloaded music in my Rhapsody app. I was listening to a band that I liked a lot. Singer had sort of baritone, with interesting lyrics. Imagine a post-punk, slightly less-lackadaisical Leonard Cohen. Pretty sure record is relatively recent and band name has the word 'Future' in it. Any ideas?
posted by Heminator
on Oct 14, 2011 -
Longshot Music Filter: Please help me identify this (asian?) song from this short, poor quality recording. [more inside]
posted by forforf
on Sep 10, 2011 -
Help me find a song! It was on Sirius radio on July 23, between 10am and 3pm mountain time. It was a female singer singing over what sounded like a very Pet Sounds-like arrangement. She sounded like Joni Mitchell to me. (Maybe it was Joni Mitchell!) The song also sounded very familiar. I thought it was Both Siders, Now, but I listened to that song again and that's just guitar. This song sounded just a little more upbeat, more poppy, but equally as beautiful. Any ideas?
posted by ageispolis
on Jul 26, 2011 -
Please help identify a song, or a band that played it - lyrics are below. It was on a now long-dead mixtape made in the mid-90s by a San Francisco resident, so I've always thought it was a San Francisco or Northern CA band, but could be wrong. The singer was female, an alto, IIRC, devoid of vibrato; the band had a pair of violins and a couple of acoustic guitars and employed different tempos within this song. The lyrical focus was ecology. [more inside]
posted by goofyfoot
on Jun 24, 2011 -
Music filter - heard a song I liked and only caught snippets of the lyrics, "winter wonderland", "wanted to hold your hand", and "beers". Help?! [more inside]
posted by Acer_saccharum
on May 12, 2011 -
NameThatSongFilter: He was telling me to throw my hands in the air, but it wasn't Taio Cruz. [more inside]
posted by LarrenD
on Jan 30, 2011 -
There is a certain organ sound used in a lot of old prog music. A grindy organ sound. A perfect example is here
, starting at 2:48. What is the instrument, and, if applicable, what is the setting / tone / whathaveyou (for example, if the instrument were a Hammond organ, what button would be pushed / levers flipped / etc. to get that sound? If a Moog, what dials would be turned, more or less?)?
posted by Bugbread
on Jan 24, 2011 -
The first 10 secs of Rufus Wainwright's "Poses
" reminds me of another song, possibly a movie soundtrack. Help me identify it, please!
posted by prenominal
on Jan 15, 2011 -
Please help me identify this crime jazz song (with great trombones!) from a sample of me whistling it. [more inside]
posted by circular
on Dec 21, 2010 -
Help my father identify two songs he recorded off the radio in the late 80's / early 90's. One is bluegrass and the other is alternative rock. [more inside]
posted by wivy
on Dec 4, 2010 -
that's stuck in my head? I haven't found it on musipedia, shazam and google. Part of me wants to say Wagner, but what piece?
posted by stereo
on Dec 1, 2010 -
Help me identify this 8-bit recording! Likely from a classic video or arcade game, but I can't track it down. Here's the link.
posted by jpcody
on Oct 16, 2010 -
Can anyone help me identify this song, given a description of the first 45ish seconds (no lyrics)? [more inside]
posted by mekily
on Sep 27, 2010 -
Help me figure out the song that has been stuck in my head! I can't remember the title/composer at all, bugging me all day, etc. I managed to record a few notes
posted by Xere
on Sep 12, 2010 -
SongIDfilter: "This American Life" tv show, season 2 episode 2, "Two Wars": what is the song playing over the last 2.5 minutes or so, as the "Grassnost" story's family eats dinner? [more inside]
posted by so_gracefully
on Jun 26, 2010 -
[Geezer Filter:] Help me dredge up the name of a rock ballad from around 1969-1970? [more inside]
posted by crayon
on Jun 4, 2010 -
What is this song
and where has it been used in popular visual media, especially the movies? I know it's not Raymond Scott's Powerhouse
but I feel it's been used in similar factory / assembly line situations. [more inside]
posted by komara
on May 25, 2010 -
Need help with identifying a half-sample of some eighties female vocalist, as echoed in a BEP single. [more inside]
posted by flatluigi
on Apr 25, 2010 -
songfilter: I heard the fragment of a song years ago and it is a long shot. Hope me! [more inside]
posted by jadepearl
on Jul 17, 2009 -
What is the music in this video
?I've had no success with Shazam, Melodyhound or Google.
posted by stereo
on Jul 11, 2009 -