I'm looking for music to fit into my "Big Happy" playlist. It's kind of a specific sound, at least it is to me... I like really big, synth-y, pop music that has big bursts of noise. Some examples that work for me... [more inside]
posted by xingcat
on Aug 31, 2014 -
My sister is moving from the UK to the San Francisco area in a few weeks. As a goodbye and good luck present I want to buy her tickets to a pop music concert in/near SF. Her tastes are quite broad, but mainly she likes good old sing-along pop music. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Jul 25, 2014 -
Yesterday I was reading an article written by Johnny Black about Bob Dylan in an old (November 1998) MOJO
magazine, and was intrigued by the following statement: "In one fortnight at the end of 1965, 80 cover versions of Dylan songs were released as singles." Is there any way I could find out exactly what those 80 singles were, short of writing to MOJO
or Johnny Black and asking for the source of an article from well over a decade ago? Have any official data been retained (by, say, recording industry bodies or Dylan's publishers) pertaining to single releases during the mid-60s? Or have any Dylanologists organized such data?
posted by paleyellowwithorange
on Mar 9, 2014 -
I'm looking for examples of pop songs based on male/female vocal harmony, where the man is singing at a higher pitch than the woman. It sounds so fascinating to me. Every once in a while I'll hear an example on the radio, but I'm completely at a loss to recall them. Can you think of any? Bonus for songs where the man isn't employing falsetto to achieve this.
posted by oxisos
on Mar 7, 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 -
"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 -
Le Pop Super-Bon! Can anyone suggest French bubble-gum pop that's especially au courant
? Like Yelle
(particularly her first album), only more recent? Stuff good for dancing or for cleaning the house. I've seen these threads
, but they're a bit stale. Merci à tous!
posted by Capt. Renault
on Dec 14, 2012 -
In 2009 an acquaintance introduced me to a form of music that she said was very popular in Venezuela. It featured canned music, canned beats, and half-sung/half-rapped lyrics from people who seemed to be amateurs. She was very
agitated about its rise, since she thought it was junk, and I agreed. I'm trying to remember what this was called, but the name isn't coming to me. Takers?
posted by 1adam12
on Dec 11, 2012 -
I use music a lot in my classroom. This year will be no different. Help me put together the best possible back-to-school playlist of school-friendly pop songs…with one caveat: they can’t be in English. [more inside]
posted by vkxmai
on Aug 12, 2012 -
Around-the-World Party Playlist! I'm having an around the world potluck/costume/birthday party soon, and I'm looking for songs that support this theme. [more inside]
posted by Kronur
on Jul 25, 2012 -
Can anyone help me track down this factoid (if it's even true)? Way before podcasts existed, I remember hearing a radio host or music pundit call Barbra Streisand a career annihilator (though I think he had a catchier name for it). He claimed that she held a unique position in pop music: that every number-one charting artist who released a duet with her a) saw that duet reach number 1 on the charts, and b) never had another number 1 hit again. I have never been able to find this statement again anywhere. [more inside]
posted by Mchelly
on Jun 20, 2012 -
What feel-good, sentimental, cheesy pop music should I listen to while pregnant? [more inside]
posted by medusa
on Apr 24, 2012 -
Fun but not vacuous, positive, current pop for my Katie Perry, Nicki Minaj obsessed 9 and 10 year old daughters. Help me guide their musical tastes toward the eclectic and sophisticated, while still being young, poppy, and fun. [more inside]
posted by cross_impact
on Apr 10, 2012 -
I want to listen about popular music songs. I don't want to listen to just songs, but rather about how they're made. Things like instrumental contribution, song structure, different beats, along with examples of how they sound. [more inside]
posted by jefftang
on Apr 5, 2012 -
I'm looking for catchy pop songs w/ female vocalists suitable for young kids. It turns out I'm raising two pop princesses (aged 3 and 5) who love listening to music that I don't know much about. Help me find music to make a new mix tape that won't drive me and mom crazy! [more inside]
posted by pandabearjohnson
on Feb 8, 2012 -
Google Fail. I can't think of any search terms to find this video, here's what I remember:
1. Very mosaic, brightly colored, pop music video (all animated).
2. Circa 1998 or thereabouts.
3. I believe the primary band members consisted of a heavy gay guy and a frail straight guy.
4. Super catchy tune.
Help appreciated, thanks in advance.
Additional info: A current running commercial is what brought this back into my mind. It may be a soft drink commercial, with lots of moving dots creating new mosaic patterns.
posted by Rafaelloello
on Jul 11, 2011 -
I heard a retro song by a female R&B/Pop artist on Pandora and now can't remember any identifying details. Help? [more inside]
posted by Kutsuwamushi
on May 7, 2010 -
Does anyone have any recommendations for somewhat recent (post-2000) TV or movie popular music soundtracks (or some other kind of compilation)? I tend to like alternative rock, but I'm open to any genre. [more inside]
posted by cosmic.osmo
on Nov 15, 2009 -
I'm looking for French-language versions of well-known English-language pop songs. Any genre or era. (Bonus points for French versions of the New Wave songs from my youth...) My wife and I are learning French together, and I think this would be a fun way to add some color to that process.
posted by jdroth
on Aug 3, 2009 -
I'm interested in finding more upbeat-sounding synthpop or alt/pop singles with electronic elements for my music library. [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim
on May 31, 2009 -
Why exactly is the appeal of those notorious four chords in pop music? I hear them everywhere, and I am starting to lose my shit. [more inside]
posted by Beardman
on May 29, 2009 -
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 -
I have been enlisted to DJ a high school dance. I need some cool, danceable music that I won't feel ashamed for playing. Now, I myself am a high school student, but my musical tastes deviate a little from what most of my compatriots would consider danceable. Whereas they listen to Basshunter, I listen to Selected Ambient Works 85-92, for example. However, I cannot play music that people will not like. Some suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Bahro
on Mar 27, 2009 -
Back in '95 while I was in Thailand on a movie shoot
, one of the locals on the crew was playing some bubble gum-sounding Thai pop music I found kind of catchy. I would like to find it again, but I don't know what it was. I asked him the name of the band at the time and he said what I took to be either Mister Moss
or Mister Mars
. Either way, I can't find it. Does it ring a bell?
posted by jfrancis
on Jan 5, 2009 -
There's this whole group of British pop songs that sound like the chorus to the song "Elenore" by The Turtles. Only I'm not British and don't know them. Do you? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000
on Nov 29, 2008 -
Tracks based around Pachabel's Canon... does an even vaguely complete list exist? [more inside]
posted by twine42
on Jul 2, 2008 -
What are some brilliant
songs that suffered from (or were totally ruined by) poor studio production? [more inside]
posted by cadastral
on Mar 11, 2008 -
A coworker of mine is trying to remember/identify a pop song from the 1940s, but all she has is some lyrics. [more inside]
posted by JanetLand
on Jan 29, 2007 -
What are the lyrics of the Metric song Police and the Private
about? Drug addiction? Prostitution? Post-9/11 security? I have listened to it 50 times and it's driving me completely nuts; I can't figure it out. The last lines seems to undo the above meanings.
posted by luriete
on Nov 23, 2006 -
I'm looking for an extremely cheesy song played on the radio in the United States in the early 1980's. [more inside]
posted by Alison
on Feb 27, 2006 -
Yet another wedding music question: my sister has asked me to help her out by compiling a list of "standards and pop songs" for the DJ to play at her wedding. Because my taste in music is stuck in the Depeche Mode/New Order/The Cure era, I have no idea how to compile this list. [more inside]
posted by necessitas
on Jan 1, 2006 -
Can anyone help identify this song currently in heavy rotation on New Zealand radio stations (and possibly elsewhere)? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock
on Oct 26, 2005 -