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What song is playing on this annoying kid toy?

Toddler Mouse's great-grandparents gave him a toy that loudly plays music when a button is pressed. Can anyone make out the lyrics or identify the song? [more inside]
posted by mouse noises on Jun 8, 2015 - 6 answers

Tea for Two

I need your best sparkle magic tea party music! If unicorns had a posh tea party while playing croquet and chatting about the best brand of horn glitter, this is what they would be listening to! [more inside]
posted by evilcupcakes on Jun 8, 2015 - 26 answers

CD stereo system recs?

I listen to most of my music on CD, and want to replace the cheapo Philips stereo and speakers from my student days with a better quality system. Recommendations for receiver and speakers please? Total budget around $500. [more inside]
posted by zeri on Jun 6, 2015 - 7 answers

What is this song?

This is driving me nuts: I keep hearing this song in busy loud places and I can't identify the lyrics enough to find it. I haven't been able to ask anyone who the artist is, unfortunately. [more inside]
posted by emcat8 on Jun 5, 2015 - 20 answers

What are good examples of songs played during a sporting montage?

I'm a sucker for the sort of song that is played over montages of action at the end of sport events (important matches, tournaments, championships etc). Definitely not looking for the sort of song that is played to gee up the crowd (Song 2, Wide Open Spaces etc), but stuff like Nothing Stays The Same by Luke Sital-Singh, Run Boy Run by Woodkid, One Day Like This by Elbow or maybe Ane Brun's version of True Colours. [more inside]
posted by Hartster on Jun 5, 2015 - 12 answers

The Ultimate 'Merican Playlist

My partner, MeFi's own Comrade Doll just got her United States citizenship after a long and winding journey. She's very glad of it and to salute her, I'm throwing an all-American cookout this weekend: burgers, barbecue, and apple pie, flags on everything, the works. Help me make the perfect thematic soundtrack for our party! [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jun 5, 2015 - 44 answers

How do I find songs that best showcase my voice?

I'm an amateur singer trying to look for songs that best showcase my voice. I'm not particularly trained in music (I was at a point in my youth but have since forgotten), so I have trouble identifying what it is about a song that makes it well-suited for my voice. Maybe the hivemind can help me figure it out/suggest some other songs that might work? [more inside]
posted by dysh on Jun 5, 2015 - 4 answers

Minimalist music

Can you recommend some beautiful, minimalistic music for me? [more inside]
posted by Caskeum on Jun 2, 2015 - 28 answers

She gave up all her dreams, so that I could buy ice cream

Many years ago, I heard a song that included the following lyrics: "She gave up all her dreams, so that I could buy ice cream" and I haven't been able to find it again. [more inside]
posted by chara on Jun 2, 2015 - 3 answers

Help Me Get With The Funk!

What IS this funky old song? I am here singing the beginning of the chorus:
posted by DMelanogaster on Jun 1, 2015 - 7 answers

All's Phair in Love and Chords

I've been trying to work out the chords to Liz Phair's "Shitloads of Money," a song which speaks to me in these trying times, so that I might play them on the ukulele. Some of them are eluding me. [more inside]
posted by Shmuel510 on May 30, 2015 - 8 answers

A Catalogue of Novelties

What's your favorite online store (or other source) that puts out well-chosen lists of new stuff (books, music, or anything else) on a weekly or monthly basis? [more inside]
posted by theodolite on May 29, 2015 - 4 answers

What is the name of this music-related song phenomenon?

Whenever I listen to an album many times in a row, I get to the point where when a song ends, I can literally hear in my head the beginning of the next song. [more inside]
posted by caudal on May 29, 2015 - 6 answers

Other bands like ATDI

I recently remembered how much I liked At the Drive-in, especially the album Relationship of Command. Specifically I like the soft / loud dynamic in the songs, the vocal style (some screamed lyrics, but only occasionally used), the driving guitar melodies, and the choruses that lend to singing along. What would you recommend that is similar? I'm fine with recommendations from any time period.
posted by codacorolla on May 25, 2015 - 4 answers

Help me find funny, visually interesting, high energy music videos

My 10 year old niece and 7 year old nephew really like to watch music videos. The ones they love most are goofy, high energy, and have some type of underlying story. They are particularly into music that is danceable and visually they like bright colors and crazy costumes or interesting outfits. A few they have liked recently are Con Bro Chill and Meghan Trainor. Any suggestions for other artists they might like? [more inside]
posted by ezrainch on May 24, 2015 - 32 answers

What is this dance song in an episode of Frasier?

What is the song at 1:35 in this clip from an episode of Frasier? it also appears in the It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia episode Mac and Charlie Die where Dennis and the European roomate go to the bar for a big sex party or whatever.
posted by atinna on May 22, 2015 - 2 answers

Protocol for raffles

I work at a small music school where we hold raffles at fairs for a big giveaway. We pick the winner fairly and proceed to contact others who participated by offering a free lesson. I'd like to contact non winners only after the winner has claimed their prize but it was suggested to contact everyone regardless if the winner claims prize. What's the best protocol when dealing with raffle giveaways?
posted by InterestedInKnowing on May 21, 2015 - 3 answers

Fiddle with the keys of the keyed fiddle

OK, I realise this is pretty niche, but I may get a surprise. Can you help me find more intense music played on the nyckelharpa? [more inside]
posted by Promethea on May 21, 2015 - 6 answers

Lull me to sleep

I'm putting together a playlist to doze off to most nights. Downtempo probably goes without saying, piano is a plus, vocals are acceptable, and I don't want to lean too much on the ambient genre. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by dee lee on May 21, 2015 - 28 answers

Wedding Dance Floor Playlists

Big Band/Motown/Modern Dance songs needed. More info and examples after the jump. [more inside]
posted by thelloydshow on May 20, 2015 - 15 answers

Trying to remember name of Mac 2D animation program from 1985

I can't remember much about it but I'm trying to remember the name of a Classic Mac-era program that let you create animations in the black-and-white style of Dark Castle. It came with a demo that scrolled and had funny stuff happening in it.
posted by johngoren on May 20, 2015 - 9 answers

Identify this (throat) singer!

A while ago I came across this video of Tuvan throat singers. What is this song, and the singer? It fascinates me.
posted by mippy on May 20, 2015 - 1 answer

Song called "Man With the X-Ray Eyes"?

Trying to find a song, released between 1988 and 1992, called "The Man With the X-Ray Eyes", or "Man With the X-Ray Eyes", or something like that. [more inside]
posted by UrineSoakedRube on May 19, 2015 - 14 answers

Waltz identification

The main melody goes something like G# A G# F# D# G# (the last G# is lower), which is then repeated several times transposed to different notes. What is this piece?
posted by dilaudid on May 19, 2015 - 2 answers

Help me make an awesome playlist for an elementary school field day

Help me make the ultimate school field day playlist! [more inside]
posted by rossination on May 19, 2015 - 17 answers

Short, emotionally-mixed poems/lyrics needed

A colleague and I are starting some new research in which we are interested in whether we can influence people's interpretation of emotionally-mixed music and language. We easily found music of mixed emotional tone (studied in the article linked here; paywalled, but I can share if anyone is interested), but it's been far harder to find mixed-emotion language that meets our constraints. More details follow. [more inside]
posted by anaphoric on May 18, 2015 - 5 answers

Please give me a different pop song, please.

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]
posted by Gotanda on May 16, 2015 - 10 answers

Can you help me find more music that sounds like this music?

Boy howdy do I like this song, "Unfeeling Feeling" by Braindead. This is a band that not only 1) no longer exists but 2) didn't really make anything else I can find that sounds like this anyway. But! I can recall hearing stuff like this, you know, *around*, I just couldn't tell you where! If anyone is willing to help me figure out what I've been missing, please please please let me know. Thanks!
posted by Poppa Bear on May 15, 2015 - 13 answers

Female singers with male backing vocalists?

I really can't think of good examples of songs where women have the lead vocals and a man / group of men only jump in for the chorus / the la-la-las / whatever. (There's a song on Exile In Guyville, but that's all I've got.) Please help me out with some tunes. Thanks!
posted by Going To Maine on May 15, 2015 - 46 answers

Good resources or tips, or both, for learning sight-singing?

I'm going to be auditioning for a chorus in August, and I'd really like to brush up on my sight-singing, since that's part of the audition. I had rather not take a class, so I'm looking for other resources. Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by holborne on May 15, 2015 - 3 answers

Need help IDing a song

I heard a song on the radio today that I really liked, but foolishly I didn't drop everything and try to find it, and now that I've forgotten the lyrics I attempted to memorise, I need help to ID it! The station's website only shows the last 20 or so recently played songs, so it's no help. What I remember is that the song was girl group-y, almost certainly from the sixties or seventies, and that the lyrics were in part about lying—I think there was some plaintive line in the chorus accusing someone of lying or something. OBVIOUSLY this doesn't narrow things down much, but I'll listen to anything that you think fits the bill!
posted by president of the solipsist society on May 14, 2015 - 24 answers

Replacements for Hipster International playlist on Spotify?

What are some good replacements for the Hipster International playlist on Spotify, which seems to have stopped updating? [more inside]
posted by Mid on May 13, 2015 - 6 answers

Help me find an mp3 of a song?

I am trying to find the mp3 of a song from a youtube video. Is there a service like TinEye, but for music? Alternately, is this something you wonderful MeFites could help me find? I'm looking for the music in this video. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by chatongriffes on May 13, 2015 - 6 answers

How to deal with a diva? This is really freaking me out...

A few years ago I interviewed a locally-based but internationally-known folk musician about her life and work. Her stories were great and I thought she should write a memoir, but she said he didn't have the time. So I volunteered to help. [more inside]
posted by cartoonella on May 13, 2015 - 19 answers

Name this drum sound of the late '90s

I'm trying to identify the drums used on a lot of music of the late '90s. Three songs that have this drum sound are Lullaby by Shawn Mullins, Short Change by E-Z Rollers, and Woke Up This Morning by Alabama 3. [more inside]
posted by Megnusin on May 12, 2015 - 12 answers

Tell me some "Good Guy Ed Sheeran" stories

As an aging curmudgeon, I was predisposed to resist Ed Sheeran's ubiquity and popularity with the kids (like I do with One Direction and the like). But by all accounts - literally, ALL accounts that I have found so far - he is a cool and humble and gracious and funny guy, and the story of how he worked his way to success is real. Googling for stories about him gives a deluge of stuff, so I ask here: are there some good specific stories or quotes or actions that demonstrate that he is a "good guy"? (Or if I am wrong in my assessment, are there stories showing the opposite?)
posted by AgentRocket on May 12, 2015 - 6 answers

Bach to the future

Could you share with me recordings of Bach's works played on instruments from different time periods? [more inside]
posted by Promethea on May 12, 2015 - 17 answers

Help me identify this vocal sample?

I've got the track I hear in the background here (DJ W!ld - All About You), but I've not heard any remix with this vocal overlaid, I'm wondering what it is and where it's from and googling for the words doesn't help much. It starts at 9:30 (Soundcloud link will autoplay)
posted by bashos_frog on May 7, 2015 - 1 answer

Joe Vs. The Volcano (ambient soundtrack)

We're throwing a tiki party and I would like to set the mood with some soundscape. Please recommend some online available jungle sounds and beats to set the vibe. [more inside]
posted by blackjack514 on May 6, 2015 - 16 answers

Up and coming record labels

I'm looking for a up and coming independent record labels. Has anyone heard of any new record labels, specifically targeted to hip hop artists, in the Pittsburgh or cleveland area? Any info would be greatly appreciated.
posted by CosmicSeeker42 on May 5, 2015 - 1 answer

Help me identify this song

I'm killing myself trying to find a recent rap song, released in the last six months or so. Sample is of a Phoenix-type band (male falsetto over electronic-influenced rock), I'm pretty sure the sample was a minor hit itself. The rapper is male, as well. [more inside]
posted by corcovado on May 5, 2015 - 4 answers

Recommend to me similar poppy bands...

a friend recently turned me on to bleachers and the drums (totally new to me, i'm a punk kid) and i am in LOVE. who else should i check out?
posted by megan_magnolia on May 4, 2015 - 4 answers

Help me find this music documentary

The post on Genesis the other day reminded me about a TV documentary series I saw which focused on a different band's video clips each week. I'm pretty sure Genesis and Duran Duran were both covered. Googling hasn't helped me. Initially I thought it might have been Classic Albums, but they never covered Genesis. Does anyone know what series this might have been?
posted by Kris10_b on May 3, 2015 - 1 answer

Almost avant-garde electronic music?

Help me find electronic music that doesn't sound electronic. [more inside]
posted by Rykey on May 1, 2015 - 23 answers

Aural Umami?

I like a quality in music that crosses genres and artists. The closest I can describe it is the physicality of a song, when a song has multiple layers and textures to it, as diverse as possible, like a single soaring voice above a dense harsh house base, or multiple stereo-spaced out tracks of different instruments and voices interwoven. I'm looking for more songs like these - below the fold are some favourite examples to hopefully explain this from my spotify lists. And whoot if there's an actual music term for this preference! [more inside]
posted by dorothyisunderwood on Apr 30, 2015 - 10 answers

Pop/R&B Songs Featuring Spanish Guitar?

What are some recognizable Pop or R&B songs that prominently feature Spanish guitar? (By recognizable I mean songs released as singles that were at least somewhat popular.) An example of what I'm looking for is Toni Braxton's "Un-Break My Heart."
posted by Enemy of Joy on Apr 29, 2015 - 18 answers

giving away music free for a film -- ruins future sync deals?

An indie film maker wants to use a song my band recorded and released for free. It's written by a friend's band and used with their permission. The film maker is asking to use it for free for a low-ish budget indie film. They have a contract, which states that they will use it for free and how they can use it (and that they do not have exclusive rights). We're pretty much ok with it, and so are the original songwriters. BUT... we've had interest in the past for commercial sync deals with this song. On two occasions, a sync company approached us to present the song to a client for commercials. Although these deals didn't work out, it's not unforeseeable that we get approached again, since this particular song seems to have commercial appeal. My question: if we give the song away for free to this film, will that ruin our chances of selling the song in the future? I know that legally, we can do whatever we want. However, would a sync company or their clients not want to use it if it had already appeared in a film? [more inside]
posted by cejl on Apr 29, 2015 - 8 answers

Subterranean Flety Blues

I was recently gifted a tape of underground folk music from the Soviet hippies ("sistema") of the late 1970s. I'd like some help figuring out the lyrics to this Dylanesque tune. Hive mind, can you help? (Note: I don't know a word of Russian myself.)
posted by mykescipark on Apr 27, 2015 - 2 answers

Un-solicited original music

How can I get my original music published? What companies will take UN-solicited original music? [more inside]
posted by rapport1951 on Apr 26, 2015 - 4 answers

Please help me transfer my itunes library to my ipod

My old laptop died, and I purchased a new laptop. I was able to recover the purchased songs from my itunes account, and they show up on my new laptop in my itunes library. However, my ipod won't load songs from my itunes library. It will only load the songs I have imported by cd, not the purchases from itunes. Can you help me? [more inside]
posted by shortyJBot on Apr 26, 2015 - 4 answers

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