Well, maybe it wasn't annoying to you. It was popular in early 1996 (or at least I couldn't get away from it where I was) and I believed the chorus went, "Judy in the way. Judy in the way. Judy in the way-hey-hey-hey-hey-hey-hey-hey. Judy in the way . . ." I suspect there was no Judy in it at all, because I can't Google it. The song was a folk-rockish, powerpoppy blend. There was whistling in it. Do you know it? [more inside]
Was at Planet Fitness and over the last week they kept playing a new pop song that has a refrain that sounds something like "I believe in my self" or "I be leading myself". It's a guy singing, and it's an upbeat pop song definitely issued very recently. Anyone know this one? I'm going insane trying to find it with no luck. I must have misheard the refrain.
I will have some college students in a talk that discusses consent , along with some older folks, and I'm out of touch with recent popular music that has even a whiff of healthy consent and is sex-positive/relationship-positive (MJ's Let's Wait a While also fits the criteria, but has been around for a decade) Oh, and for a bonus the brainstormer said - how about a fitness class with these themed songs that I'm drawing a blank on...flailing thoughts below the fold.... [more inside]
Have any teen girl singers taken a hard left turn from bubblegummy pop to more avant garde music, a la Scott Walker or Alex Chilton? [more inside]
Can you help? I'm looking for songs released from 2000 to now that use either steel drums or steel drums sounds on a synth or similar. I'm mostly looking for songs in pop genres where the steel drum is not a common sound or instrument, although I'm not going to turn down any recommendations. Any language is fine.
Boy howdy do I like this song, "Unfeeling Feeling" by Braindead. This is a band that not only 1) no longer exists but 2) didn't really make anything else I can find that sounds like this anyway. But! I can recall hearing stuff like this, you know, *around*, I just couldn't tell you where! If anyone is willing to help me figure out what I've been missing, please please please let me know. Thanks!
This is driving me nuts: there's a pop song, probably from the 70s or 80s, that starts out with a solo violin playing the Habanera from Carmen. Then it transitions into kind of a soft, midtempo song, kind of western-y. [more inside]
Please recommend pop and/or soul music made by women and/or people of color. [more inside]
What are some of the most ludicrous exhortations in pop music? [more inside]
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]
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]
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?
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.
"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!
I'm doing a mix CD challenge with my friends, and want to win. [more inside]
I'm looking for examples of polyphonic pop and folk music. [more inside]
"Sometimes I love you, sometimes I hate you -- sometimes I want you gone, sometimes you're my savior...." Maybe? I think? [more inside]
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!
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?
What essential hits of NOW must I have with me when I DJ tomorrow night? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
What feel-good, sentimental, cheesy pop music should I listen to while pregnant? [more inside]
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]
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]
What older song does Adele's "Someone Like You" remind me of? [more inside]
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]
Pop music royalties: If a song is used on an advert, who gets the money? (UK) [more inside]
I'm looking for songs that have infectious, surprising hooks. Help! [more inside]
ISO well-written, catchy pop music that is also interesting sonically. [more inside]
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.
Help me expand my library of cheesy pop nonsense music. [more inside]
What pop songs are pastiches of other songwriters' or performers' styles? I am not looking for parodies or comedy songs. [more inside]
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]
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]
Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree is pretty unusual, in that its a romantic song about a recently released convict. It seems to be based on an urban legend, or possibly true story (see the wikipedia link). So my question is: Can we work out what the dude was in prison for? [more inside]
Track ID needed (late 80s/90s popular music) - Reward for the finder! [more inside]
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.
I'm interested in finding more upbeat-sounding synthpop or alt/pop singles with electronic elements for my music library. [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
What did the old Pearl Beer "waterfall billboard" on I-35 in Dallas say in 1996? Am I crazy in thinking that the lyrics in the chorus of the Butthole Surfers song "Pepper" made direct reference to the text of the sign? [more inside]
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?
Peppy indie/foreign pop? [more inside]
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]
Tracks based around Pachabel's Canon... does an even vaguely complete list exist? [more inside]
What are some brilliant songs that suffered from (or were totally ruined by) poor studio production? [more inside]
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