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Airport announcement song on NPR today?

Today on my local NPR affiliate (KUOW), there was an interview with someone who sang a song using the standard airport "unattended baggage" announcements as the the lyrics. It was during the all things considered time slot, but I'm not sure if it was actually ATC, or if it was a local piece. I'm trying to figure out who the artist is, or if I was suffering from an extended hallucination. I have checked the ATC and KUOW websites, and also googled every combo I could think of. Who is the artist and what is the piece called?
posted by shrabster on Nov 5, 2015 - 4 answers

Squicky Drone in Godspeed, You Black Emperor's new album

My husband and I were enjoying the new 'Godspeed, You Black Emperor' album, entitled 'Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress.' We were digging it. Then we got to song #3, "Lamb's Breath"... at some point in the song (hard to say when, and I'm too spooked to listen to it again) the keyboard drops into a long droning sound... [more inside]
posted by Dressed to Kill on Oct 31, 2015 - 13 answers

Songwriter Liz Thorsen - Alias? Recluse?

So I've fallen in love with this song, and am interested in any other songs of the ostensible songwriter Liz Thorsen. But there is zero information about her anywhere I can find. [more inside]
posted by solarion on Oct 26, 2015 - 1 answer

Trying to find pop song w/ lyrics that sound like "I believe in my self"

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.
posted by cmp4Meta on Oct 17, 2015 - 5 answers

Birthday songs sung in the US before "Happy Birthday To You"

Looking for music and hopefully audio for birthday songs that might have been sung in the states before ~1860, ideally in English. I feel certain that I have seen a list of such songs in the past, but several decades worth of hubbub about the "Happy Birthday to You" copyright and the generic nature of the possible search terms seem to have have rendered Google helpless. Thanks!
posted by quarterframer on Oct 8, 2015 - 6 answers

Half-remembered Caribbean pop hit

There has been a song on the tip of my mental tongue, as it were, for about three weeks now and I am hoping some genius mefite can recognize it from my fragmentary description. It is Caribbean in flavour and I am 90% sure it was recorded in the sixties. Unfortunately about all I have is part of the chorus. [more inside]
posted by ricochet biscuit on Oct 6, 2015 - 17 answers

Help me ID this song I heard at Burning Man with 'baby elephant' in it?

Heard some song with lines about elephants, now might die if I don't hear it again. Google has failed me. [more inside]
posted by GastrocNemesis on Sep 13, 2015 - 9 answers

Live cover of DUNE theme

Who performed that live cover of the opening music and monologue from David Lynch's DUNE? [more inside]
posted by eagle-bear on Sep 11, 2015 - 4 answers

Loving you is . . . easy to forget?

What was that song from 2008 - 2009? [more inside]
posted by mibo on Aug 27, 2015 - 5 answers

ID a beautifu song - lost in the streets in front of a statue or chapel

I think the song is about two people who lose each other in a crowd in front of a the church, basilica, or statue of a saint. I think the song is named after that saint. This song is hauntingly beautiful, the rhythm twinkles and meanders throughout, and in the middle, any classical melody or rhythm completely lost for a minute, the parts/layers of the music overlapping out of phase. Then the same parts are played together, locked in phase at the end. [more inside]
posted by ch3cooh on Aug 8, 2015 - 1 answer

Man talking in a 90s song

What's that 90s song with the guy talking? [more inside]
posted by morganannie on Jul 21, 2015 - 41 answers

Songs in a miner key

Lots of laboring jobs have a history of singing while working. Does mining? Are there miner songs?
posted by curious nu on Jul 10, 2015 - 31 answers

Finding song based on music video

Trying to find a song based on what I remember on the music video. Was sung by a woman, kind of melancholy sounding. Most notable part of the music video was a woman riding a horse and she had dramatically long hair that floated through the sky. [more inside]
posted by LittleNami on Jul 5, 2015 - 4 answers

Owning something amazing but burdening

I have the only known master copy of an unreleased song by a very famous recording artist. What do I do with it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 3, 2015 - 14 answers

Song Help

Please help me find an old(-ish) song featuring Pharrell. Vague explanation inside. [more inside]
posted by misozaki on Jul 3, 2015 - 6 answers

Trying to remember a song with a spoken word element

I'm trying to remember a song I listened to many times years ago - it had a great spoken word part at the beginning of a woman talking about how we use wheels and doors for their emptiness - very similar to the Tao Te Ching chapter 11: http://earlywomenmasters.net/tao/ch_11.html [more inside]
posted by clockworkjoe on Jun 26, 2015 - 2 answers

Song in video about pre-colombian music. What is it?

From the soundtrack to a short video about a pre-Colombian Music exhibit at the Museum of the Central Bank of Costa Rica. [more inside]
posted by Captain Chesapeake on Jun 15, 2015 - 3 answers

Cover songs! I love them! I need them!

i have been in withdrawal since the demise of Copy Comma Right years ago. please recommend to me your very most favorite cover songs - any genre, any song. i want it allllllll!
posted by megan_magnolia on Jun 14, 2015 - 74 answers

What Bird Is This?

I've heard this bird ever since childhood, but have never been able to identify it. [more inside]
posted by Jangatroo on Jun 9, 2015 - 8 answers

80's sax solo

I've got a riff from a saxophone solo stuck in my head and I can't remember what song it's from. I think it's from a Phil Collins or Genesis or similar track from the 80's. The riff sort of goes "doo dooo do do do, do doo do do, do DO do do dah da dum dah da". The general ambiance is sort of nighttime sultry. Does anyone know what I'm talking about?
posted by prunes on Jun 7, 2015 - 12 answers

What is this song?

This is driving me nuts: I keep hearing this song in busy loud places and I can't identify the lyrics enough to find it. I haven't been able to ask anyone who the artist is, unfortunately. [more inside]
posted by emcat8 on Jun 5, 2015 - 20 answers

Help me ID this pop song.

This weekend, I heard a great song while in a gas station shop. I REALLY enjoyed it, but not being a regular pop listener, I don't know where to even start to look for it. [more inside]
posted by ElectricGoat on Jun 2, 2015 - 21 answers

Can you tell me anything about this old song?

My mother learnt a song from her (now deceased) mother, but we don't know anything about it other than the lyrics. I've found a few traces on Google, but can you help me track down any more information? [more inside]
posted by katrielalex on May 18, 2015 - 6 answers

French Song Identification

Please help identify a song from French pop radio. [more inside]
posted by jeto on May 6, 2015 - 3 answers

Recommend me more songs like these!

Which other songs would you recommend for someone who loves 7/11 by Beyoncé and Yoga by Janelle Monae? [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA on Apr 22, 2015 - 6 answers

Help identify this song used in a British TV show.

Can you identify this song from this short clip of its intro and a partial first line? http://picosong.com/VDGt/ More details (including possible lyrics) inside. [more inside]
posted by Glum on Apr 7, 2015 - 3 answers

What song features a chorus of "CEEEeeee JAAAaaay?"

I'm ashamed to be using a question on this, but what 70s (?) song features a chorus that is the band singing the name "CJ?" It's about a girl named CJ, I think, and all I can remember about it is that the refrain goes "CEEEEeeeee JAAAaaay." (I presumed it was called "CJ" or something similar but Google and Rdio fail me.)
posted by AgentRocket on Apr 7, 2015 - 6 answers

Songfilter: five, six, seven, eight

Sounds like disposable 80s pop, female vocals, chorus ends with "Five, six, se-ven, eight..." Help! [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Apr 4, 2015 - 4 answers

What song did I just hear? Who sings it? "For tonight I say goodbye"

Alternative/rock song, a guy with a deep voice singing, kind of slower than a typical indie song, it sounded a bit depressing. The singing was kind of muffled but the only lyrics I heard clearly in the chorus were "for tonight I say goodbye" and the very last line of the song was "For tonight I say my last goodbye" and he kind of slowed down for the very last line. [more inside]
posted by never.was.and.never.will.be. on Mar 29, 2015 - 8 answers

It's Alright

What is this song? Chorus: "iiiiiit's alllll-right" [more inside]
posted by stresstwig on Mar 27, 2015 - 54 answers

Sensual Songs

Tell me about some songs that are sensual in the way that "Take Me to Church" is, but aren't overtly, explicitly sexual the way that "Do Me!" or "Let's Get It On" are. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 25, 2015 - 60 answers

my humming skills are failing me

WhatIsThisSongFilter: What song is this?(link goes to my blog where I'm humming it) Recent-ish male singer, R&B/rock, angsty, heard in the US. SoundHound and Midomi fail me.
posted by divabat on Mar 21, 2015 - 4 answers

I'm just WEIRD! And lost in the mists of time.

Name that pro-weirdness novelty song? [more inside]
posted by Sublimity on Mar 18, 2015 - 2 answers

Song/artist used in Apple Watch "Aluminum" video?

I really like the music in Apple's "Aluminum" video for the Apple Watch. Unfortunately, AppleMusic.info has no information about this video. Any idea who the artist might be?
posted by archagon on Mar 18, 2015 - 3 answers

Help me find a 1980s pop/dance song based on this minimal criteria?

Can you review the criteria for a song I'm trying to track down, and help me find it? 1980s pop/dance sound, male vocalist, lyrics like "you shine so great". [more inside]
posted by germdisco on Mar 16, 2015 - 9 answers

Looking for a song

I listened to a song sometime in the last year that was titled "The (something), the (something) and the (something) (or something very close to this). One of those somethings was "Law" and pretty sure the other somethings were somehow related. It was a rock song, but I don't know when it was released, but seemed < 15 years old. Ring any bells?
posted by disaster77 on Mar 9, 2015 - 8 answers

What is the name of the gospel song performed by Mary Mary

Hi Mary Mary performed on Good Morning America today and sang a medley. The second song that was sung had these lyrics in them..........so I'm singing alleluiah, I'm not what I used to be........ I looked online and cannot find the name of this gospel song. Thank you. Lynn
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Mar 5, 2015 - 6 answers

French song translation help

Lately I've been enjoying Grenadine's eponymous album. But my French is non-existent, and I can't find lyrics anywhere. What are these songs about, anyway? [more inside]
posted by jedicus on Mar 5, 2015 - 5 answers

What is this song?

Hi Folks, I am trying to obtain information about this song and hopefully locate an audio file of it. It's apparently a Tarkovsky song but which one and how do i locate a recording? Can you help? Thanks! Here is a link to it via youtube.
posted by lawild on Feb 26, 2015 - 6 answers

Sing On! lyrics

What are the words to the song "Sing On" that is a standard in the dixieland band repertoire? [more inside]
posted by jackmcc on Feb 23, 2015 - 3 answers

SongFilter: What is the song?

Happy, upbeat (and probably new) song by a young black woman feat. some other artist (or maybe it's a duo?). Help! [more inside]
posted by divina_y_humilde on Feb 1, 2015 - 3 answers

Metal-ish cover of Rasputin that ISN'T Turisas?

Hi AskMe. I'm losing my mind. I heard a cover of the Boney M disco song Rasputin on Pandora a few years ago. It came up in rotation a few times, but I can't find a version that matches the one I recall, either on my channel thumbs-up songs or on a Pandora song title search. I can't find it Googling 'Rasputin cover.' It's not the Turisas version, but it's similar. [more inside]
posted by Lou Stuells on Jan 28, 2015 - 4 answers

Trying to find out this Christian song title

It was about a man imagining the prayers of his wife and children... [more inside]
posted by halp on Jan 12, 2015 - 4 answers

What other songs are like this song?

What songs have lyrics dealing with male vanity about one's good looks, grooming or dress? Here is the song that prompted the question: Mr. Poppleton's Moustache. Any genre is acceptable.
posted by primal on Jan 7, 2015 - 48 answers

What Spanish-language song did I hear yesterday at Don Pablo's?

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]
posted by Faint of Butt on Jan 5, 2015 - 6 answers

Barney's "Castle So High" chords/tune - what are they reminding me of?

The chorus of Barney's Castle So High, starting around 19 seconds into that video, is giving me a massive dose of "I've heard that tune before!", but I can't put my finger on where. Any ideas? A musical, maybe?
posted by clawsoon on Dec 21, 2014 - 6 answers

Identify this Mexican folk song, performed by a mariachi band! (Spanish)

Here is the song Starting at one minute, ending at the two minute mark. My Spanish is terrible, especially with the elongated words. Can anyone identify this song?
posted by flying_trapeze on Dec 6, 2014 - 4 answers

What other songs have this same tune?

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]
posted by Flunkie on Dec 5, 2014 - 20 answers

Song-filter: 90s-00s high pitched male, break and minimalist ending

What is the song in my head? [more inside]
posted by anaelith on Nov 26, 2014 - 3 answers

Help identify this funk tune

My SO heard this song on a DJ mix years ago and has been trying to find out the title/artist ever since. We’ve Googled the lyrics and tried to identify it using Shazam, but have had no luck. He’s uploaded a clip of it here. Since this was taken from a mix, it might be played back at a different pitch than it was recorded at. Can anyone identify it?
posted by yeahyeahrealcute on Nov 25, 2014 - 3 answers

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