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Please identify this trailer music.

The UK trailer for the French film Les infidèles has a piece of music about thirty-five seconds in. Does anyone know the artist and title? The hearable lyrics are "I see you watchin the way that I walk, I know you like it the way that I talk..." which seem impervious to Googling and Midomi doesn't recognise it.
posted by feelinglistless on Nov 17, 2013 - 4 answers

Fazenda de Inhauma

I found an old MP3 with "Fazenda de Inhauma" as the title, some blog track I picked up years ago. I googled it and as best I can tell, it's a song about a neighborhood in Rio de Jainero that's been covered tons of times. So, what's the deal? Is it a favela party standard? Who made it big? Why are there so many versions? What does the song mean, lyrically? [more inside]
posted by klangklangston on Sep 19, 2013 - 3 answers

what song is this, part MCLVII

OK, I've got two tunes that have been bugging me for ages, so I finally tried to get them roughly into MIDI so that maybe they can be identified. First: I could have sworn this was a round by Moondog, beginning with the approximate lyrics "Birds are singing in the morning, in Gotham, where I live" [mp3], but I can't find it. Second: I think this might be a jazz standard or something? Please pardon the terrible timing. [mp3]
posted by moonmilk on Jul 28, 2013 - 3 answers

Every step you take you make the dancefloor shake

Asking for a friend: Sometime within the last four years, I heard a dancehall/calypso song that samples/references "Every Breath You Take" in the chorus, except the line is "every breath you take, you make the dancefloor shake". Does anyone know what this song could be?
posted by sea change on Mar 30, 2013 - 2 answers

A Mystery Band of Double PJ Harveys

Help my identify a band I heard earlier this year! Two Scottish girls that sound like two PJ Harveys... [more inside]
posted by indiebass on Jul 13, 2012 - 13 answers

It's a mystery...

Silly question, surely it's easily answerable but I'm on a computer with no sound and have too much work to do to spend much time looking, so I turn to AskMe in hopes of settling an office disagreement before the workday is over. The classic musical phrase which describes "mystery," "detective," etc. I think it's from a TV show. Tip of my tongue, but I'm drawing a complete blank. It goes, "Duuuuum da-dum dum / Duuuuum da-dum dum dummmmmm...." Notes are: 1, flat-2, flat-3, 1 / 1, flat-2, flat-3, 1, X. Boss says X is a perfect fifth. I say it's a flat-5 Who is correct? And what the heck is it from? Thanks AskMe.
posted by Balonious Assault on Dec 5, 2011 - 12 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

Help me identify this mystery song that played on my iPhone so I don't think I'm crazy.

Help me identify this mystery song that played on my iPhone so I don't think I'm crazy. [more inside]
posted by xtine on May 19, 2011 - 10 answers

Music Video Mystery

Music video identification help! Poolside, dancing, joy, and a bare breast or two. Probably from the 80s or early 90s. [more inside]
posted by gursky on May 10, 2011 - 4 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

Lost Song Flyer--"I want to hear a symphony."

This is incredibly vague, but metafilter is equally helpful for stuff like this! I heard a song with a male singer and the chorus was something like "I want to hear a symphony" and then how he wanted more out of life or a relationship. [more inside]
posted by shortyJBot on Nov 10, 2010 - 6 answers

Carpegian

What is the etymology and meaning of the word 'carpegian'? [more inside]
posted by nomadicink on Oct 10, 2010 - 6 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

Name that mystery tune!

Can anyone identify the music in this Yardley advertisement? [more inside]
posted by Vrai on Jul 24, 2010 - 3 answers

Name-that-song filter

Name-that-song filter. Male singer, lyrics (I think) contain the line: "as big as Saskatchewan, you're never going to see me again." Any ideas? Not much more inside, I'm afraid. [more inside]
posted by the cat's pyjamas on Jul 20, 2010 - 4 answers

Name this disco tune!

What is this song? [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Jun 1, 2010 - 7 answers

Can anyone identify this song?

Can anyone identify this song? [more inside]
posted by marimeko on Dec 21, 2009 - 13 answers

What is this song?

Songfilter: I heard a prog-rock song with chanting in it, please help me find it. [more inside]
posted by GrooveStix on Jun 10, 2009 - 15 answers

Please help me identify these songs!

So I recently came to the end of correcting all the ID3 tags on my massive music collection. The last 14 or so took me more time than I'm willing to admit to track down information on. But I knew at the end which two would remain. I've had these two songs in my collection for at least a decade now, and every time I've tried to find any information on the song titles, artist, or even lyrics, I've turned up nothing. I've tried all kinds of tricks I know for finding even the most obscure information on the internet, but still nothing. As a firm believer that anything which exists can be found on the internet, I find myself troubled that these songs, which clearly exist, apparently do not. Help me out, and try to cure my madness? [more inside]
posted by monkeyagent on Mar 5, 2009 - 9 answers

Mystery song

Can anyone tell me what this is? if you wouldnt mind having a look see i would be much obliged
posted by chelegonian on Nov 4, 2008 - 6 answers

I can name that tune in less than 90 seconds.

What is this song? Sharon Jones? Alice Russell? Googling lyrics yields nothing, but AskMe has to know...Obviously I need an iPhone with Listen.
posted by deliriouscool on Aug 21, 2008 - 4 answers

New Wave Mystery Song

I belong to a New Wave forum in which someone asked for help IDing this song (YouTube). Four years later, after exhaustive searching, it's still a mystery. [more inside]
posted by kimdog on Nov 4, 2007 - 25 answers

Attention, folkies! Who's Singing This Song?

Music Mystery! Can someone identify the performer or group who does this version of Richard Thompson's "I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight"? [more inside]
posted by Savannah on Mar 17, 2007 - 6 answers

What's the song with drunken mumblin'?

I'm looking for a song. The first verse goes: "Mmbla mmblah blah buh..." [more inside]
posted by BleachBypass on May 6, 2005 - 7 answers

Name These Tunes!

Can you name these tunes?
1. This one sounds like movie music, but I haven't been able to track it down.

2. I think this is the bonus track on Spell's "Mississippi" album. Can anyone verify?

3. This was recorded off a college radio station in Lowell MA in the early 90s. It's a mix of a song, and a woman speaking about pleasuring herself (the "I am satisfied" parts..... Can anyone find the source of either?
4. And another one from the same mix tape...
posted by quibx on Jul 15, 2004 - 12 answers

What kind of music do Bedouins play?

I once spent an evening in Wadi Rhum listening to (and eventually jamming with) a bunch of Bedouin camel-jockeys / tour-guides. They played different sized sitars and what seemed to be a relative of the violin. The music used similar keys and rhythms to Flamenco, but faster, with 1/4 tone intervals and single-note lines (i.e.: no chords). The sitar players used a long plectrum, held like a pen.
What might be the name of this style of music, and what artists/recordings should I search for? [more inside]
posted by signal on May 7, 2004 - 5 answers

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