So I was listening to top-40 radio in the car, and I heard a newish song that had either a tin whistle or recorder (or the like) as part of the hook. It's a hip-hop influenced song. The whistle appears in the middle of the verse, and it's something like a (dotted ?) quarter note and two eighth notes. What's the song? I believe in you, MetaFilter!
Please help me identify this musical trill/riff/thingy. I know three notes and a chord. It's been stuck in my head for days. I'll detail everything I can think of that may help. [more inside]
Do you know what this music is? https://vid.me/PdCQ I filmed this standing on a conrner and the music was playing from an LCD/LED billboard behind me. Maybe someone who lives in Shanghai knows if it's music from an ad? Or some music buff can tell me if it's a known tune, that I can get a proper version of somewhere? [more inside]
In the 1958 B-picture "Murder By Contract," a woman plays the piano starting about 33 minutes in. Can you tell what she's playing? Clip inside! [more inside]
Try to identify the Spanish-language song I heard yesterday at Don Pablo's, a Tex-Mex chain restaurant. I'll list everything I remember about it. [more inside]
I recently heard A Piece of Ground by Miriam Makeba. I am certain that I have never heard these lyrics before, but I am almost equally certain that I know the tune. But I can't think of where I know it from, and it's driving me crazy! What other songs have this tune? Vague ideas about where I might know it from inside. [more inside]
Name this song! It was on 9.07 WFUV in NYC at 2pm a few Sunday's back during a Gaelic music show. Pretty sure it's in Gaelic. But I can't find the playlists for that show on WFUV. It is funky .
Please help me identify this song I heard once and can't get out of my head. (Better description and lame partial recreation within.) [more inside]
I have a vague memory of seeing someone perform a percussion piece where they swung a rope in each hand with a weight on the end. They would sometimes allow the weight to strike the wooden resonating chamber to make a "clack" sound. In so doing, they were able to clack out some surprisingly complex rhythms. Does this instrument/technique have a name? What is it? And most importantly, where can I find some videos of people doing it?
The song technically starts at 15:40. It's the scene where Richard gets intimidated by Kevin.
Heard the song in a restaurant and liked it, but don't have a copy of Shazam. Here's what I could hear / learned: [more inside]
I've had this song in my head all day and I can't think the title or composer! I remember playing it in concert band years ago but can't really recall much else besides the main motif. [more inside]
I have a piece of a song stuck in my head and it's apparently not enough for google to be of any use. It's an 80's or 90's song, with a guy's voice sort of chanting "ooh ma ma way" in an african-y sounding way with a heavy bass line. I feel like it was used a lot in soundtracks to represent a journey or something like that, because it reminds me of solsbury hill. if anyone can name this song, i know it's you lovely mefites.
A friend of mine's been watching the anime "A Certain Scientific Railgun S", and he's been having trouble identifying one of the incidental music pieces. It's in episode 11, from 17:52 to 20:00--what song is this (mp3), used here, and which of the OSTs is it on, if any? He says he's searched them all, including a second Railgun S OST which apparently came out yesterday, but he can't seem to find it, though he admits that he might have missed it along the line. Any help you can offer he'd appreciate. Thanks!
There's a song Mike & the bots half-coherently sing a couple of times in Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode 519 "Outlaw of Gor." What is it? [more inside]
Early 80's hip hop. The only fragment i can remember is a single male voice repeating (something like) "just a rockin and a shockin and a burnin it up/c'mon everybody, pump it up." Possibly Zulu Nation, but i think I've ruled out Trouble Funk's "Pump Me Up." Oh great hivemind, unfold your wisdom and kill this earworm for good!
A friend heard this 30-second clip of a Yiddish song as an interstitial on a BBC Radio program. He asked me to identify it; I love it but have no clue. I would love to purchase more of this artist's music if you can tell me who they are?
When you tell me the answer, I will likely nut-punch myself for forgetting it. I can play this damned song on the fiddle, yet can't remember it's name. From like :30-1:38 here. And I know the name of the third reel as well. Little help?
I once knew a dumb comedy song with these two interesting properties.... [more inside]
What is the name of this piece of music from the True Romance soundtrack? Bonus round: where else have I heard it? [more inside]
Name that tune: this morning, the guest preacher played a video about Myanmar. He was from OMF International. I remember too little of the song in the background to do a fruitful search: something something 'what does it mean to live this life' and something about a shore, maybe. Sung by a man, sparse instrumentation. Can you help me? [more inside]
Can anybody identify this Chinese language song? At least, we think it's Chinese. A friend of mine found it somewhere totally devoid of context, and now we're wondering what it is and where it's from. Any help you can give us would be just fine.
Please help me figure out what this song is before my head explodes! [more inside]
Name that swingin' kid-appropriate tune! [more inside]
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]
What is the name of this dance/trance song I heard only once? [more inside]
The Broken Earth is a song incorrectly attributed to Nick Drake or The Soft Machine. But who actually wrote/performed it? [more inside]
Heard a catchy as-all-get-out song on CJBC-FM Espace musique early this afternoon. All I remember:
- In French
- Female singer
- Had kalimba/mbira featured pretty heavily
- Had "mercurochrome" and perhaps "petit pansement" in the lyrics.
Ska band with a horn section. Prominent piano (?) chords on the off-beat, following the pattern I i i iv. No, that's not a typo: the first tonic chord is major, the rest are minor. Name that tune?
Most TI-99 games used classical tunes for their music. I'm trying to identify the main theme from the game Alpiner, which can be found here. I'm also trying to identify the tune that plays when you conquer the last mountain, which I couldn't find online but reproduced from memory here. Any ideas? [more inside]
Help me name that tune! [more inside]
So... nineteen years ago I recorded the top 30 countdown on Mars FM, a radio station in L.A. Four years ago I dumped those cassette tape recordings to MP3, and in the process I found this song that I've been wondering about all this time. The end of the tape comes right as the announcer is about to say what it is. All I can tell you, which I highly doubt will help at all, is that it was #16 on the Mars FM Top 30 for January 4th, 1992. I asked some friends about it at the time, but nobody knew what it was, and Tunatic wasn't able to decipher it, so I forgot about it for a while, but just the other day I remembered it for some strange reason, so now I'm posting it here to Ask MeFi. Can anyone name this early-90s rave anthem?
Can you name this slow, sappy, mostly-instrumental song (and its artist) from the last decade? [more inside]
NameThatTuneFilter: heard a song earlier tonight while trying on shirts at Nordstrom Rack. Meant to Google the lyrics. Promptly forgot. Am now heartbroken. [more inside]
Please help me identify this Aaron Copland-esque music I keep hearing. [more inside]
Looking for a particular jazz funeral song... [more inside]
Another name that tune: A 60s rock version of Gustav Holst's Jupiter? [more inside]
I've heard this pop song a couple times on the jukebox, full of bass guitar. The vocals sound like Steve Winwood and the chorus phrase I think I hear is "hearts on fire", but this song is nothing like Steve Winwood's Hearts On Fire. Hep meh?
Can you help me identify the country-ish/folky song in my head? [more inside]
Can anyone on the green tell me if Mit Viel Gluck by 2 Raumwohnung is a cover of a song and, if so, which song? The first time I heard this song I was instantly confident that just about anyone could tell me what song the tune came from. Several attempts to find out later and I'm wondering if I'm simply imagining that I know it. It's so maddeningly familiar -- particularly around the 1:12 mark. Can anyone help?
What is the music playing here? Who is the guitarist?
What song plays over the closing credits in the last episode of The Simpsons? [more inside]
What was this non-techno song I heard in Cambridge, UK dance clubs in 2005? [more inside]
Which "supergroup" sings this pop/rock song from the late 1990s? [more inside]
Please help me remember this song from a short snippet on The Late Show with David Letterman [more inside]
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