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English-language song with the same tune as Les Plaisirs de la Table?

I'm pretty sure I have previously heard a song sung in English that has the same tune as this French-Canadian folk song. It may have been an Irish folk song. Does anyone recognize it?
posted by capricorn on May 18, 2014 - 4 answers

Help Identifying a Song!

I'm looking for help identifying a song I heard earlier today. I don't have a lot to go on -- I only heard the last 30 seconds or so on the radio at a store. It was jangly and reminiscent of the Susanna Hoffs / Matthew Sweet cover albums. It sounded like a woman and a man harmonizing (but could possibly have been two women) and was upbeat. The last line ended with something like "...to make up for all you left behind", and the song ended abruptly with no fade out.
posted by Blue Jello Elf on May 18, 2014 - 1 answer

Name That Tune -- 1990s edition

I have been wondering for month about a song I sometimes heard on the radio sometime between 1992 and 1997. The chorus is very close to the instruments, beat, and tempo in D.C. Talk's "Just Between You And Me" opening verses (starting at this spot here) but the singer sounds kind of like Seal. It's sung kind of wistfully, but I don't know any lyrics, just how it sounds. Any idea what it could be? I went through Seal's discography one by one, and it's not him. It sounds closest to "Prayer For The Dying", the same sort of delivery and tempo, but that's not it.
posted by crapmatic on Apr 17, 2014 - 16 answers

Identify old guitar

Hello , can you please help me finding out more about this old guitar. I think it might be a Jazz guitar, my grandpa bought it second hand around 1958. If you read closely on the neck it says "Trademark Clove" and something else unreadable. Here is a couple of images: Guitar 1 Guitar 2 Guitar 3 Guitar 4 It is still playable and sounds good to.
posted by mr_rg on Mar 28, 2014 - 11 answers

Help me identify this song based on the melody

What is the 80s or 90s pop song with a similar melody to the one in Super Freak/Can't Touch This? It sounds like the same intervals, but sung with the "words" da-dee-day-doh. I want to say it could be from the UK, possibly somewhere else in Europe. I think the album cover is black and white and could be a picture of people walking. Sorry for how vague this is! Any ideas?
posted by flod logic on Mar 13, 2014 - 3 answers

"Ba da ba da ba bup"

Need some help identifying the origin of this small, common riff. [more inside]
posted by one of these days on Mar 13, 2014 - 20 answers

I need help identifying this song.

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 - 3 answers

I'll Sample Anything

Who was (is?) the musical artist Apeonaut? [more inside]
posted by komara on Dec 30, 2013 - 1 answer

Identify the mysterious ripped song

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 - 2 answers

What is this lullaby?

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 - 2 answers

Identify pop song used in Britain & Ireland's Next Top Model?

Identify pop song used in Britain & Ireland's Next Top Model? Here's a clip. [more inside]
posted by hoverboards don't work on water on Jul 6, 2013 - 3 answers

Identify this mid-90s hip-hop song?

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 - 6 answers

Earworm

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!
posted by mippy on Apr 15, 2013 - 3 answers

Identify a TV documentary (1990s) about life in the jungle (audio clip)

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: Theme Song Any help identifying this show would be appreciated!
posted by wivy on Mar 2, 2013 - 1 answer

Can anyone identify this indie, children's folk singer?

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 - 7 answers

Trip hop song with male vocalist stuck in my head

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 - 28 answers

Help me find lyrics of Knee Play 4 from “Einstein on the Beach” by Philip Glass

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 - 7 answers

Rap song with indian singing sample

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 - 7 answers

Does anyone know this early 2000s song?

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 - 2 answers

Name that classical trombone tune

Name that classical tune! This classical music tune has bugged me for years. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Assay on Jun 28, 2012 - 11 answers

Help me identify this dance tune I heard on the radio a few weeks back.

Need an pop / dance music enthusiast to identify a current song. Includes live amnesia cover version of what I think was the chorus. [more inside]
posted by circular on May 3, 2012 - 2 answers

70s Game Show Theme Music

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 - 4 answers

Tranquil, folky song, sung by a woman, something to do with years... can you identify?

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 - 6 answers

In which everyone finds out I watch abcfamily dramas...

What is the song used in this clip from an episode of Switched at Birth? [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Feb 9, 2012 - 4 answers

Please make me happy by transcribing this piece of spoken Chinese!

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 - 2 answers

Post-punk Leonard Cohen?

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 - 14 answers

Descending melodic rock guitar song?

Here comes an ultra-vague what's-that-song request. Rock. "Descending", melodic guitar intro. Almost certainly 80s or earlier. [more inside]
posted by hoverboards don't work on water on Sep 26, 2011 - 29 answers

Help identifying mystery (asian?) song

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 - 1 answer

Can you identify this organ piece?

Can you help me identify this piece of music? [more inside]
posted by perpetualstroll on Aug 1, 2011 - 8 answers

Help me identify this song... Pet Sounds + Joni Mitchell = ?

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 - 6 answers

Identify song about "trees on their knees" from a 1990s mixtape

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 - 1 answer

ID a song: "winter wonderland", "wanted to hold your hand", and beer...

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 - 6 answers

Name That Song

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 - 6 answers

Help identify this instrument / sound.

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 - 6 answers

Yet another song id request.

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 - 12 answers

Help me identify this neat crime jazz tune with trombones..

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 - 11 answers

Identify these two songs from the late 80's/early 90's.

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 - 11 answers

What is this classical melody? Wagner?

What is this theme 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 - 6 answers

that 70s mystery song

What's the song playing from about 7:15 to 7:40 in this clip? [more inside]
posted by spinto on Nov 22, 2010 - 7 answers

This music sounds like what other music?

What is the music in this flash game reminding me of? [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Oct 26, 2010 - 8 answers

Help me identify this 8-bit song!

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 - 3 answers

Just a song in the dark...

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 - 4 answers

Help me identify this music snippet

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 - 6 answers

Identify [drum drum drum] this song, please!

Please help me identify this song from almost no information at all. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Sep 11, 2010 - 16 answers

What was this 1980s tape with brain songs?

Help me identify and rediscover a tape of educational songs about the brain from the 1980s. [more inside]
posted by Faint of Butt on Jul 18, 2010 - 2 answers

Song ID from This American Life tv show

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 - 5 answers

Dimly visible through the haze: a snippet of lyrics

[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 - 16 answers

What song is this, and where have I seen it?

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 - 7 answers

I want you so bad it's my only wish

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 - 4 answers

help identify song in lying trailer

can you identify the song in the lying trailer [more inside]
posted by kewlio on Sep 8, 2009 - 2 answers

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