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Nerd Idol

Has there been any contestant on a singing or dancing TV competition that has performed something "nerdy", such as songs from video games, cartoons, or Internet media? The one example I can think of is a Dancing with the Stars routine to Super Mario.
posted by divabat on Apr 3, 2015 - 14 answers

The most important question ever asked on AskMe

So, a while ago, Anne Hathaway rapped on Conan. She said that it is "in the style of Lil' Wayne". Not knowing anything about Lil' Wayne, is there a particular song of his that sounds like hers? I google some of his songs, but, again, not knowing anything about him, I don't know if she's referring to a particular song. The few that I listened to briefly didn't really bear much resemblance. Thanks for helping me answer this critical question!
posted by dfriedman on Nov 15, 2014 - 6 answers

What are considered the DEFINITIVE versions of popular Christmas songs?

So, after decades of basically ignoring them, I'm finally getting into the spirit of enjoying classic Christmas songs. But I don't know much about them. I know many of them have been covered literally hundreds of times. As a starting point, I'd like to better understand which versions of popular Christmas songs have been MOST popular over time. [more inside]
posted by Alaska Jack on Dec 11, 2013 - 45 answers

Book about the Stones.

Pretend I came from another planet yesterday. Pretend that today I listened to everything by The Rolling Stones. Pretend that tomorrow I want to read a book about the band/their history/their music. What would that book be? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Sep 7, 2013 - 12 answers

Help me find Korean pop culture

I'm starting a Korean class next week, and I'd like to get a broader exposure to modern Korean media. [more inside]
posted by Merzbau on Sep 23, 2012 - 12 answers

8 yrs old, going on 14. Tired of Nickelodeon.

Is there a kid-friendly portal to pop music videos? She is not satisfied by Kid Disney and she wants to listen to the "latest" hits. She begs us to let her watch music videos on YouTube, but she's not ready to be let loose on that yet. So where can we let her browse and watch "current" videos with not too much bad stuff? [more inside]
posted by cross_impact on Aug 23, 2010 - 9 answers

My (not so little) red-head girl.

What songs reference a redheaded person (directly or obliquely)? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Apr 29, 2010 - 42 answers

What did Elvis Costello say about Boston?

At 2:15 of this brief clip, the interviewer asks Elvis Costello if he wants to defend what he'd said in Newsweek about Boston (the band, I'm pretty sure, given her exchange with Nick Lowe starting at 1:58). I've been unable to figure out on the Google just what was said about Boston; can you tell me?
posted by ibmcginty on Dec 1, 2009 - 3 answers

let it fall down

What music came out soon (within a year) after September 11 2001 that was uniquely affected, either in perception or creation, by the terrorist attacks? [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Aug 3, 2009 - 60 answers

Looking for the Lord's Homies

Help me find the "best" fundamentalist / evangelical Christian websites geared toward youth. [more inside]
posted by Rykey on Oct 15, 2007 - 13 answers

Big Willie Style's all in it

Contemporary pop culture term equivalent, in both meaning and ridiculousness, to "getting jiggy wit it"? [more inside]
posted by Robot Johnny on Aug 13, 2007 - 18 answers

Songs with words spelled out in the lyrics?

I'm writing a puzzle for an online game, and trying to think of songs in which the lyrics include words being spelled out... [more inside]
posted by rifflesby on Aug 7, 2006 - 83 answers

She reads Simone de Beauvoir in her American circumstance

Song ideas for a mix tape themed around writers and/or literature, please. [more inside]
posted by ifjuly on Apr 30, 2006 - 63 answers

R. Kelly's Trapped in the Closet?

Can someone explain the appeal of R. Kelly's Trapped in the Closet? [more inside]
posted by jca on Nov 14, 2005 - 18 answers

Why do you like U2?

Why do you like U2? [more inside]
posted by BorgLove on Oct 21, 2005 - 111 answers

the 50 best parts of songs?

Looking for a link I saw a while back (maybe a year agoish?), it may have been posted on the blue but I'm not sure. It was something like the 50 (100?) best parts of songs ever. It described the best ~10 second long sections from songs. [more inside]
posted by rorycberger on Aug 19, 2005 - 7 answers

Tomorrow's Classics

What songs/bands from the current decade will be played on classic hits radio stations in twenty years? [more inside]
posted by alms on Jun 14, 2005 - 31 answers

1950s Italian music

My SO & I were at a restaurant in Italy a couple of weeks ago where they were playing some wonderful old music. [more inside]
posted by TiredStarling on Jun 10, 2005 - 3 answers

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