My husband's grandparents, Papa and Mimi, will be celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary in May. Yes, 70th anniversary!!! The family is throwing an anniversary party for them and one of the party tasks I'm working on is music. [more inside]
posted by Swisstine
on Apr 9, 2014 -
Trying to put together an upbeat playlist for running and really enjoying Pharrell Williams's Happy and Janelle Monae's Tightrope. To me they have a very similar sound/style, which also sounds like some oldies (though right now I can't think of any). Is there a name for that style? [more inside]
posted by Calicatt
on Apr 9, 2014 -
Playlist: Big, anthemic, epic, unapologetically earnest rock songs about struggle and perseverance. Born to Run, The Boomtown Rats' Joey's On The Street Again, just about anything from The Hold Steady, esp Separation Sunday. Now you go. [more inside]
posted by Slarty Bartfast
on Apr 5, 2014 -
I'm starting to date (after only having been in Serious Big-Deal Relationships previously) and am having fun, not looking for anything serious. This entails a certain amount of rejection that I'm trying to keep in appropriate perspective. I'm looking for songs to compile into a playlist, on the theme of "oh well, it didn't work out, I'm still fabulous/will easily survive." These are not Big Heartbreak songs, just "eh, too bad, no big deal." Ingrid Michaelson's "Girls Chase Boys"
is the perfect example of this. Do you have other suggestions? [more inside]
posted by c'mon sea legs
on Mar 16, 2014 -
I love 'Let it Go' and 'Defying Gravity'. What other songs are about rebellious spirits, personal epiphany and/or acceptance of their uniqueness?
posted by Memo
on Feb 15, 2014 -
I'm looking for more love songs with a specific theme - essentially, "You drive me fucking crazy and sometimes I want to throttle you and we're both kind of fucked up AND ALSO I love you more than anything and need you more than air and think you're the best person ever." [more inside]
posted by DulcineaX
on Feb 7, 2014 -
You've saved your money, quit your job, and found yourself adventuring across the country with your lover/best friend riding shotgun. For those long stretches of desert driving and other spans of nothingness, when it's the middle of the night and you can smell caffeine coming out your pores, what is your jazz playlist? [more inside]
posted by little_dog_laughing
on Jan 30, 2014 -
Need advice from desktop productivity nerds, radio nerds, MP3 playlist nerds, and general problem solving nerds. I volunteer at a community FM radio station. Everything we play is a stream from a Winamp playlist (look inside for the reasons for this). We need a piece of software (or a creative solution) that can be automated to jump to a place in a playlist and then schedule itself from there. Very complex details inside. [more inside]
posted by DJ Broken Record
on Jan 24, 2014 -
One of my closest, music-loving pals is moving to Germany to pursue her dream post-doc, hooray! I want to send her off in style with a great playlist. [more inside]
posted by Paper rabies
on Jan 17, 2014 -
"Same Love" by Macklemore is the epitome of a conscious (social, environmental justice) pop music song that has been a hit over the past two years. I'm looking for others to create a playlist - pop music songs that have been hits with a socially environmentally conscious message, or at least are not misogynist or violent in any way - talk about love, relationships, etc in a respectful way.
Can you make any suggestions? Thx!
posted by franklen
on Jan 15, 2014 -
We're throwing a house party tomorrow, and I'm looking for a painless way to get some top-40-ish best-of-2013 music playing all night. [more inside]
posted by Jacen Solo
on Dec 30, 2013 -
I have a friend who loves good music (a bit of explanation inside) and has been out of the country with limited media access for the last 6 months. I want to put together a sampler mix of everything she's been missing out on in the second half of 2013, but I don't know much about current music. What resources are out there that can help a musical novice assemble this playlist? [more inside]
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug
on Dec 27, 2013 -
I'm looking for songs about two women running away/hitting the road, preferably on the run from the law. [more inside]
posted by honey wheat
on Nov 14, 2013 -
I am working on a playlist for a restaurant. I would like suggestions of instrumental music that evokes summer, fall, winter and spring. I tried some tropical music by Martin Denny which worked really well for summer. It is a Japanese restaurant in Japan. I think that jazz is the best match for the restaurant so I am looking for mostly jazz suggestions. See the current playlist linked below [more inside]
posted by Infernarl
on Sep 9, 2013 -
What are some songs with "na na na" moments in them? These four songs are examples of what I'm talking about: "Lovin, Touchin, Squeezin" by Journey; "Centerfold" by the J. Geils Band; "Hey Jude" by The Beatles; and "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" by Steam. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb
on Sep 5, 2013 -
I need a song suggestion (or 20ish) for how it feels at the end of a ridiculously over complicated project. Or maybe at the end of a marathon. Basically I'm looking for the perfect "YOU DID IT!" song.
posted by DigDoug
on Aug 26, 2013 -
I'm trying to expand the repertoire of songs I can play by myself, just me and a guitar and I'd like to know, what are your best songs to play without any accompaniment. [more inside]
posted by Ned G
on Jul 27, 2013 -
I'm looking to add particular kinds of upbeat and positive songs to a current very eclectic playlist. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by booksherpa
on Jun 24, 2013 -
I need music recommendations for two separate, but related, categories:
1. That giddy feeling at the beginning of a new, good relationship and you think you want to be with this person for a while
2. When you're pretty sure you're going to marry this person, or be with them forever [more inside]
posted by kingfishers catch fire
on Jun 7, 2013 -
I've got a collaborative Spotify playlist for a party house weekend. We have a DANCE playlist and a NOT DANCE playlist. Is there a Spotify app or other service that will sequence these tracks? [more inside]
posted by wemayfreeze
on May 30, 2013 -
I'm making a Summer Jamz 2k13 playlist for a few BBQs I'll be hosting this month, and I'm looking for more songs to add to the rotation. Despite my best efforts I'm a little out of both the indie/hipster loop and the R&B/rap/pop sensation loop, so I'm turning to you for help. [more inside]
posted by misskaz
on May 29, 2013 -
I'm looking to build a playlist of songs with the theme of "quiet desperation." What songs would you suggest for such a playlist? [more inside]
posted by Golfhaus
on May 25, 2013 -
I'm looking for songs that are in love with Appalachia, mention places, rivers, Dogwood flowers, etc and are full of that Blue Ridge heartache. Blue grass, country, folk and that ilk. I'm driving along the blue ridge parkway, and want a killer soundtrack.
I already have the Sweetback Sister's Virginia is for Lovers
, Paradise by John Prine
, Tom Wait's Oh Shenandoah
and of course, Wagon Wheel
, on repeat on my playlist. What am I missing?
posted by Grandysaur
on May 22, 2013 -
My dear friend who is known for making awesome mix tapes/CDs/playlists is getting married, and I'd love to give him an awesome mix CD as part of my wedding present. So, musical & in-the-know folks of AskMe, please give me your best suggestions for what songs should be on it! Artist suggestions welcome too, but ideally you will suggest specific songs. [more inside]
posted by aka burlap
on May 22, 2013 -
Please recommend songs along the theme of "so long"/"farewell"/"goodbye"/"we'll miss you". [more inside]
posted by Lexica
on Apr 30, 2013 -
I am putting together a playlist for bar exam preparations. I am looking for songs that will help ease the pain of studying and have compiled a few from a range of genres. What else can I add to this to make it the ultimate inspirational list of songs?
Here are some that I have already chosen:
Isley Brothers - Work to Do
Jay Z - 99 Problems
LL Cool J - Mama said knock you out
Beyonce - Run the World (girls)
David Bowie - Under Pressure
ODB - Got your money
Fugees - Killing me softly
posted by allthingsconsidered
on Apr 19, 2013 -
We need a new Official 5K Theme Song for 2013. We are two adults and a bunch of other people's teens who go to 5K races on the weekends. The first race of the season is upon us tomorrow, and we need the song that will get us up and moving and ready to run. But not just any running song. Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by evilmomlady
on Apr 12, 2013 -
I am looking for inspiring songs about being in Space, or Space Travel, or even just Science! in general. I want to make a playlist.
The only songs I can think of right now are Space Oddity and Rocketman, both of which are awesome songs but also completely depressing. I'm looking for songs that are more uplifting and inspirational.
posted by sandraregina
on Mar 19, 2013 -
Looking for songs that express love for a particular place and capture the essence of it. [more inside]
posted by 3491again
on Mar 14, 2013 -
I'm looking for mostly pre-2000s stuff. Not dancy necessarily, but very happy, poppy, stuff that you could dance in your seat to. So far I have;
Hall & Oates - You Make My Dreams Come True
Stevie Wonder - Signed Sealed Delivered
George Michael - Freedom
Cheesy is fine, if not encouraged.
posted by heavenstobetsy
on Mar 10, 2013 -
Looking to make a playlist of songs that are about or reference the Crucifixion. Not looking for specifically religious songs, though I could see some gospel going well in this mix. References can be direct or very indirect. E.g., I'll take passing use of the word "Calvary", etc. [more inside]
posted by jeffamaphone
on Mar 4, 2013 -
Hello guys, I would like to know if it is possibel/allowed to download videos from YouTube?
There are a lot of nice playlists that I would like to have with me, so how can I download them? Can you recommend anything?
Thanks in advance.
posted by VincentLee
on Mar 1, 2013 -
Please help me thrill my 4 year old daughter with suggestions of songs that have the singer saying "Hey!" more than once.
She told us awhile back that she loves songs that have "Hey!" in them, so I want to make a playlist of "Hey!" songs. The "Hey!" should be punctuated and repeated at least once - preferably more than once. The songs don't have to be songs for children, but should be at least semi-appropriate for 4 year olds (i.e. profanity is out, but innuendo that they won't understand until they are much older is ok).
Some examples of stuff that we already have: "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" by the Beatles, "She" by the Monkees, "Get Off Of My Cloud" by the Rolling Stones, a couple traditional Greek songs. Any genre or time period is fine!
ULTIMATE FOUR YEAR OLD HEY! PLAYLIST - GO!
posted by stefnet
on Feb 10, 2013 -
Advice sought for upbeat Classical music to listen to when studying. I seem to really enjoy the violin and the cello. I like some of Yo-Yo Ma and the Red Violin soundtrack. But, I do not like the classical music that is depressing and too slow -like some of the baroque. I am looking for the type of classical music one would hear in ballet. The kind that inspires and lifts you up, and makes you happy...that is simply beautiful. Do you know what I mean Hive Mind? Thanks!! So please give me a playlist
posted by TRUELOTUS
on Jan 2, 2013 -
Please help me create an "Essentials of Doctor Who" playlist, to catch someone up on the show since the reboot. [more inside]
posted by zarq
on Dec 26, 2012 -
Putting together a playlist for when you have been betrayed. not sappy romantic shlit. any ideas?
posted by kenaldo
on Dec 13, 2012 -
Our family spent a week in September at Walt Disney World (Florida), staying at Pop Century, visiting three of the parks. How can I find the soundtrack to the holiday? [more inside]
posted by kreestar
on Oct 29, 2012 -