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Help me ID this Italian lullaby (or pop song?)

Around 1957, the Italian maid sang this lullaby to my father and his siblings. Based on my grandmother's remembered lyrics, can anyone help me find it? Sulla sedia io mi dondolo / E tu sei fra le mie braccia / Piccolina della mama / Nina nana nin' oe' [more inside]
posted by lostburner on Nov 28, 2016 - 3 answers

Song with lyric: "The lights are out all over Europe"?

Thoughts of Brexit tonight put a song in my head — or, more accurately, a line from a song that I just can't place. I've tried to Google the lyric with no luck. Can you pin it down for me? [more inside]
posted by Mothlight on Jun 23, 2016 - 2 answers

Identify a song: like a cross between Shinedown and alt-J...

Bear with me: I haven't heard this song in a while so my memory might be off, but I think this song came out in the last year or so. Genre: alternative rock or electronic, probably indie. The instrumentation is mostly electronic, and the singer is male. What sticks out most is the chorus - the melody descends then ascends and reminds me of the chorus of Shinedown's "Second Chance". More details inside... [more inside]
posted by Seeking Direction on Apr 6, 2016 - 4 answers

ID a song from this mid to late-90s commercial?

Help me identify this song from a vague memory of a commercial. The timeframe is about mid to late 90s and it was in the USA. I think it was for beer, and the song was foreign (my memory says French but there's no way I would have known that at the time). [more inside]
posted by C^3 on Feb 17, 2016 - 5 answers

Tip of My Tongue Filter: Name that song

What the heck is this song on the Plated.com commercial?! [more inside]
posted by floweredfish on Jan 22, 2016 - 9 answers

Help me figure out what this song is with absolutely no information.

Mid to late 1980s punk-ish song with the line "I am not sorry" repeated in the chorus. I always thought it was Hüsker Dü but now I'm not so sure. [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Jan 13, 2016 - 12 answers

Can you name this music video/song? MTV, mid-'90s or thereabout.

I've had an MTV music video stuck in my head since 1996 at the latest (when I stopped having access to the channel) and probably for several years longer than that. Please help. Details within. [more inside]
posted by mr. digits on Nov 24, 2015 - 4 answers

What song features a chorus of "CEEEeeee JAAAaaay?"

I'm ashamed to be using a question on this, but what 70s (?) song features a chorus that is the band singing the name "CJ?" It's about a girl named CJ, I think, and all I can remember about it is that the refrain goes "CEEEEeeeee JAAAaaay." (I presumed it was called "CJ" or something similar but Google and Rdio fail me.)
posted by AgentRocket on Apr 7, 2015 - 6 answers

Name That Song: Ever Think About...

"Ever think about" call and response between a male and female singer. Ukulele/banjo, chanting, but somehow unidentifiable via Google... [more inside]
posted by greenland on Oct 13, 2014 - 8 answers

Name that song played during a Patriots Foundation halftime blurb.

What is this song I heard in the background of the Kraft / Patriots Charitable Foundation presentation at halftime during the 8/28/14 exhibition game vs. the Giants? Lousy GarageBand interpretation of the main riff/loop attached. http://www.watzatsong.com/en/name-that-tune/411466.html [more inside]
posted by Seeking Direction on Aug 28, 2014 - 0 answers

Grandfather used to sing us this song. What is it?

Does anyone know this song that my grandfather used to sing to us when we were little? [more inside]
posted by gfrobe on Aug 16, 2014 - 4 answers

You're my only hopes.

I heard a snippet of a song this morning on the radio. It was an awesome Star Wars theme mix and included a snippet of the Cantina Band song and later, R2D2 noises. I must have! [more inside]
posted by mibo on Mar 1, 2014 - 5 answers

Name that tune!

It's a short song, with a female vocalist and what sounds like acoustic guitar and violin/fiddle in the background, relatively fast-paced. I can't make out all the lyrics (it's on Store Radio at work) but the bits I've been able to work out are "remember the years when you and I were young and free" and "a knock at the door, I'm going to have company". Any ideas?
posted by mornie_alantie on Dec 30, 2013 - 5 answers

Name this song!

I'm looking for this pop/R&B song that appeared on the radiowaves sometime between this year and last year (so fairly recent). I think it's pretty popular. [more inside]
posted by rozaine on Nov 19, 2013 - 4 answers

Name that funk-sounding song...with very few lyrics...

What is this song I keep hearing (at restaurants, on TV, movies, etc.)? I don't think it's new, but you never know. It has very few words, and the ones I do hear sound like "good time" or "good thing" - maybe even "fun time". The pronunciation is stretched out, and it might have a cowbell. It's sort of a '70s "disco" or "funk" sound. *Please read the extended explanation for what I know it is NOT. [more inside]
posted by Seeking Direction on Jul 22, 2013 - 6 answers

La-la-la-la-what song is this?

EarwormFilter: '80s New Wave-ish song, male vocalist, with a part that goes "la-la-la-la la la, la la la-la-la-la la la." Alas, I don't know any of the other lyrics. [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Feb 22, 2013 - 15 answers

What was that Sugar sound-a-like on the radio?

There's this song that was played on the radio and I need to know what it was. Yes, another one of those. (I do not have a vaguely remembered book from my childhood to ask about, unfortunately) [more inside]
posted by brighton on Feb 14, 2013 - 5 answers

Name That Song!

I've been looking for this song for years now, and I have no idea where to even start because I don't even know what language it is in. So, I'm hoping the HiveMind will be able to point me in the right direction. I've posted a sample here. [more inside]
posted by rozaine on Jan 20, 2013 - 5 answers

Name that Song, Acoustic Edition

Yesterday I heard this song in a Chipotle, but I regularly hear a snippet of it on some NPR (specifically WGBH, Boston) program. A link to my sluggish GarageBand interpretation is attached; the actual song is at a much, much faster tempo. I don't remember any vocals. http://www.watzatsong.com/en/name-that-tune/366507.html What's it called?
posted by Seeking Direction on Jan 14, 2013 - 7 answers

The worst earworm is the one you can't name.

"Sometimes I love you, sometimes I hate you -- sometimes I want you gone, sometimes you're my savior...." Maybe? I think? [more inside]
posted by spunweb on Dec 28, 2012 - 5 answers

Help me find this bluegrass/country song about missing home and missing someone!

Namethatsongfilter: Last winter/spring, I heard a bluegrass/country song on the radio. It was about coming home to a loved one. What was it? [more inside]
posted by Grandysaur on Dec 27, 2012 - 10 answers

contemporary song reminiscent of Air's "Surfing on a Rocket?"

This is a name-that-song. There's a somewhat recent song that is sort of similar to the refrain from Air's "Surfing on a Rocket" - the chords that start the song's main progression seem to have the same intervalic movement as the beginning of the refrain in SoR, and both songs have staccato clean guitar parts, though the guitar in the more recent song is more busy & sounds like it has the sharp string-on-fret attack of hammer-on playing (I could be wrong about that). I know I know this song & it is driving me crazy. For sociocultural context, I heard it last night in a bar/restaurant in Silverlake (Los Angeles). Thanks, amazing people!
posted by univac on Dec 22, 2012 - 8 answers

Acoustic guitar song from This American Life's David Rakoff feature?

Name that tune? Background intro music for This American Life, the episode "Our Friend David." Slow acoustic guitar chords are the only key feature I can identify. [more inside]
posted by misformargaret on Aug 29, 2012 - 5 answers

Identify a dubbish song

NameThatSongFilter: Slow, song with a female vocalist for the chorus of "gangsta love" followed by a male ("never get enough no"). Possibly a ska band? [more inside]
posted by fleeba on Jun 19, 2012 - 1 answer

I'm a freaky baby and I like to freak you!

Name this early to mid-90s dance hip hop number (accuracy of lyrics may be <100%): "I'm a freaky baby and I like to freak you, you and you, so what you gonna do? Don't wait, don't hesitate, just me that freak On a plate baby and just maybe..." I am slowly being driven insane by this chorus. Please help.
posted by palindromic on May 14, 2012 - 10 answers

Name That Tune

Name that tune. [more inside]
posted by bigspoon on Mar 24, 2012 - 4 answers

What is this Japanese musical style, and how can I find more of it?

What is this Japanese musical style, and how can I find more of it? [more inside]
posted by eotvos on Mar 10, 2012 - 7 answers

"Someone Like You" sounds familiar.

What older song does Adele's "Someone Like You" remind me of? [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Feb 16, 2012 - 26 answers

Name that song ?!

Need help with song identification ! Can anyone identify what this song is from this midi version please? Joke valentines gift song has captured my curiosity. video link here
posted by Faintdreams on Feb 14, 2012 - 4 answers

Time for another name-that-song-who's-lyrics-I-don't-really-know-but-I-heard-it-this-one-place post!

I'm looking for the artist/title of a song I heard last night. It's an electronica/down tempo song. Female singer, and the lyrics contain something to the effect of "sex and diamonds" towards the end, and there is an operatic chorus that shows up during it. [more inside]
posted by moitz on Jan 11, 2012 - 4 answers

Name this very quiet background song?

Can you name the song [29-second excerpt, 462k mp3] that's playing all too quietly in the background of a scene from season 2 episode 8 of Happy Endings?
posted by night kitchen on Dec 28, 2011 - 5 answers

I have an unknown song stuck in my head!

I'm looking for a song sung by someone with a Seether-like, raspy-sounding voice. The only lyrics I can remember are "you will never be lonely (lonesome?) again." [more inside]
posted by biochemist on Oct 13, 2011 - 16 answers

The eerie side of Patsy Cline?

MeFites, A long time ago I was playing trivia in a bar and in between rounds one night this dark, almost minimalist country song played. I'm reasonably sure it was a Patsy Cline song. It was in a minor key with a theramin or possibly backup singers (or both!?) providing eerie accompaniment to a very catchy tune. I'd heard it before so I assume it's well known, but it's not on her greatest hits. Any ideas what the title might be?
posted by drzz on Sep 30, 2011 - 16 answers

Oh look, someone is looking to have a song identified again.

SongFilter: Can you name this song I heard on the radio - an instrumental, natch? [more inside]
posted by Golfhaus on Aug 30, 2011 - 10 answers

DA-DA-DA da-da-da da-da-da da-da-da

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]
posted by Afroblanco on Aug 4, 2011 - 9 answers

I need to hear this song, so I can get it ouy of my head

Can you name this late 80's/early 90's R&B song? [more inside]
posted by holdkris99 on Jun 9, 2011 - 5 answers

Start your guessing engines! This time about the Bar-Kays.

NameThatSongFilter: Looking for a 90's song that used the horns from Soul Finger by the Bar-Kays [more inside]
posted by Tehhund on Feb 21, 2011 - 5 answers

There's a world where I can go...

Name that song: from This American Life 149, about 29 minutes in. It sounds like an electric guitar cover of The Beach Boys' "In My Room", but it has no vocals, and doesn't sound like the cover by Grant Lee Buffalo.
posted by l33tpolicywonk on Jan 24, 2011 - 7 answers

Variation on Mendelssohn's Wedding March?

My mother is getting married in two years and since she's an obsessive planner, she's already organizing… well, everything. She says that several years ago she heard a variation on Mendelssohn's Wedding March from A Midsummer Night's Dream on public radio that she absolutely loved and wants to use in her wedding. But we can't seem to find it for love or money. [more inside]
posted by elsietheeel on Sep 14, 2010 - 5 answers

Ahhhh earworm song that needs identification!

The only lyrics I remember are "like Moses on a mountain bike". It was an early- to mid-90s song in the general alternapop genre. I thought it may have been Lightning Seeds but my Google-fu says no. My Google-fu is also failing to turn anything up other than Chumbawumba which I know it is not. Help! It's driving me nuts!
posted by moitz on Jun 28, 2010 - 6 answers

Name that song.

There is a song I've heard on Pandora that is clever and funny and about cybersex. One attribute I recall is that the singer (male) rhymes something with the lyrics, "semicolon parenthesis." [more inside]
posted by Nonce on Dec 14, 2009 - 11 answers

Name that tune (for the umpteenth time, kthx)

Please help identify this song: ethereal, moody music; female vocals, either multiple voices or a single voice multitracked; about 15 minutes in length. Snatches of lyrics include "... to the land of Oz ...", "... scraping tin cups ...", "... opening our sense to embrace the breath of ...", "... drink to your insane ..." something something something. [more inside]
posted by Joey Bagels on Sep 28, 2009 - 8 answers

Song about doing what to the Dallas Cowboys?

(song id filter) As I was driving to work last week, I heard a song on our local college indie station about the Dallas Cowboys... [more inside]
posted by ephemerista on Sep 20, 2009 - 10 answers


What is this song? [more inside]
posted by defmute on Sep 18, 2009 - 2 answers

I might pay 9.99 to know this song

Can anyone name the song that is used in the 9.99 trailer? [more inside]
posted by mrhaydel on Jun 24, 2009 - 2 answers

Name that song: "I gave you extra cheddar"

Song identification filter: Presumably popular song: "I gave you extra chedda" in an R&B/rap song? [more inside]
posted by battlebison on Apr 16, 2009 - 6 answers

I just wanna know, where did this song go?

Name-That-Tune Filter: uptempo pop/rock, female vocalist, and the hook contains the lyric "I just wanna know, where did she go?" Or something like it… [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Apr 8, 2009 - 7 answers

The orchestral piece right after Obama's speech, what was it?

The orchestral piece right after Obama's acceptance speech while he was still on stage waving to the crowd, what was it? If it helps, I was watching CNN in case it was music they were playing and wasn't actually being played in the park.
posted by Brian Puccio on Nov 4, 2008 - 9 answers

Name-that-song Filter

What is this song? [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Sep 24, 2008 - 4 answers

Looking for a song that is probably not about beef trucks.

I’m looking for a song I heard a few years ago. It was some kind of techno song, and I remember a spoken line that sounded awfully like "My name is Benny the killer fuck beef truck." I have a feeling those aren’t the actual lyrics. [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Jul 23, 2008 - 3 answers

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