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it puts the tape measure in it's home...

tell me about this word please: footarackasacky [more inside]
posted by chasles on Jan 13, 2017 - 6 answers

The revolution will be sung, not televised

I was at a long protest about a month ago, over the electoral college, and to build momentum a couple of people started the crowd singing. Except after we got through the US national anthem and "This Land is My Land", we all collectively forgot any songs that would work to build liberal unity. Help me think of more so I'm prepared for next time. [more inside]
posted by sciatrix on Jan 9, 2017 - 51 answers

Lyrical double takes?

What are some lyrics that are so good that the first time you heard them you kind of did a double take, or they stopped you in your tracks, because they're so good and also had an unexpected quality to them. (Don't get too hung up on the unexpected part but I think people know what I mean.)
posted by jitterbug perfume on Jan 6, 2017 - 88 answers

Identify my Taiwanese taxi lullaby

Heading to the airport from downtown Taipei last week, our baby began to cry in his seat. Our Taiwanese taxi driver offered to put on some music. What came out of the speakers was indistinguishably a collection of children's music, opening with the most incredible, mesmeric Mandarin lullaby. I wish I had shazamed it or recorded it, but failing that: you? Definitely a longshot. What I retained of the track in question was that this single song was about 31 or 32 minutes long. It consisted of a small children's choir singing a series of (almost) single syllables, one on every beat. Mantra-like, "mu / ni / so / ba / re / ta", that kind of thing, except the only actual lyrics I can remember were "Su / lu / su / lu," which isn't exactly helpful. Instrumentation consisted of gauzey strings, bass, woodwinds and tabla-like drums.
posted by Marquis on Jan 1, 2017 - 4 answers

Never gonna happen?

What is this song? All I have trapped in my head is a fragment that goes "Never gonna happen, never gonna happen; never gonna happen, never gonna happen." starting out at a high pitch and progressively getting lower; the first syllable of the word never in the first and third repetition of the phrase are stretched out. Googling it is getting me songs that are not this song.
posted by vegartanipla on Dec 21, 2016 - 6 answers

SongFilter: "The X Riff"?

Can you help me identify a song whose name I half-remember? It has mellow guitar work, next to no vocals, and the title is something like, "The X Riff", where X is Compton, or Mumford or something. Naturally, I also don't remember the artist name. My gut feeling is that is was one word and began with an M, but don't quote me on it. Thanks!
posted by Behemoth, in no. 302-bis, with the Browning on Dec 18, 2016 - 3 answers

Song + cartoon for toddler singalongs (like Lava)?

My little boy and I discovered the song and video for "Lava" and watch and sing along with it all. the. time. It's a sweet little thing we enjoy so much. Any suggestions for a similar song/video combo he might like? The YouTube suggestions didn't really click. Thanks for any ideas!
posted by bighappyhairydog on Dec 18, 2016 - 5 answers

Help me remember the name of this break up related country love song

I heard it on country radio some time between 2008 and 2011, I think it was on a lot back then. It's sung by a man in first person, about reluctantly going on a date despite still being depressed about a past breakup, and having his world brought back to life by the new woman during the course of the evening. [more inside]
posted by BeaverTerror on Nov 18, 2016 - 5 answers

That's why we invited you

Trying to track down a song or its origin. Whenever someone was acting like or mentioned the words "party pooper," my Dad would pipe in with the lyrics "Every party needs a pooper / that's why we invited you... Party Pooper!" I'm trying to find out where it comes from and what the official version was. Googling turned up this awesome woman singing it, as well as a clip from Father of The Bride II, but I know it's much older than that. Is it a whole song? Or was it in a film? A radio comedy?
posted by Mchelly on Nov 13, 2016 - 7 answers

What is this song? Election 2016 Edition

What is the background song that plays between ~4:04-5:20 in the Hillary Clinton video The Story of Us?
posted by smangosbubbles on Nov 6, 2016 - 2 answers

Wait, wait, don't cut off that song

Song-ID-filter: On This week's episode (10/29/2016 with Steve Young) of Wait Wait Don't Tell Me there was a song used as bumper music right after the Limericks section. I'd like to hear the whole song but Google is not helping me find it from the lyrics that they played. [more inside]
posted by Clinging to the Wreckage on Nov 1, 2016 - 3 answers

Seeing last.fm's "Similar Tracks"?

Last.fm used to keep an amazing, long list of "similar tracks" for every song. As of a year or two ago, their godawful new interface only shows four. Can full lists still somehow be generated somewhere, and if so where/how? [more inside]
posted by zokni on Oct 28, 2016 - 2 answers

Trying to find a song, "Third and MacDougal"

I'm trying to find a song titled "Third and MacDougal" being a NY street corner where addicts scored drugs. Here are the lyrics that I know: "You hang around Third and MacDougal - with your mind and you body at war You spend half your life on the corner - just hoping and praying to score But the fire in your eyes is a blue fire - and the truth in your mind is a lie With a matchbox and spoon at your table - and the glory of hell in your eye" Thanks for any help finding this song!
posted by FlipDezz on Oct 20, 2016 - 5 answers

Coming this fall on NBC! In Color!

NBC's Timeless - Is the music from the trailer an actual Song? [more inside]
posted by sandra_s on Sep 17, 2016 - 2 answers

A song of... a lifetime?

My baby is turning one next month. To mark her first year of life, I'm mashing together 365 one-second video clips (one for each day of her life). Can you help me find the perfect background song? Some criteria beneath the fold... [more inside]
posted by Cat Face on Aug 25, 2016 - 13 answers

What's this song? 80s pop-ish sounding, female vocalist

A tune popped into my head and it's driving me nuts. I'm pretty sure this is a relatively accurate hum. If I remember correctly, it was a female vocalist and sounded vaguely like 80s pop. Kind of Cyndi Lauper-ish? Help! SOS!
posted by cichlid ceilidh on Jul 18, 2016 - 8 answers

Name that song, electro YouTube clip edition

MeFites, I need your help identifying the catchy song in this video. [more inside]
posted by henryaj on Jul 5, 2016 - 3 answers

Help me identify a 1980s dance track from this brief description?

I heard a great 1980s dance record at an event in 2005 and haven't identified it yet. The DJ replied to my email with a couple guesses, but those weren't it. Here are the song details I still remember. [more inside]
posted by germdisco on Jul 4, 2016 - 6 answers

help me remember this old punk song

It seems like a lot of people have had success with this, so I'm going to give it a shot. [more inside]
posted by kevinbelt on Jun 30, 2016 - 6 answers

What was this childhood playground game?

So back in 1980s Massachusetts we used to play a game during recess, more frequently in the winter and it was icy and we couldn't run around. [more inside]
posted by emd3737 on Jun 26, 2016 - 27 answers

I've had this song chorus in my head since 1990. Please send help.

I went to summer camp in northern Minnesota in the late 80s/early 90s. I was exposed to all kinds of awesome music there from kids all over the country, which was a huge big thing for young midwestern me. I remember sitting on a cold lake beach listening intently to a mix tape one of the older girls was playing, and there is a song that has stuck in my head ever since. The chorus is something like "So wave goodbye to everything you knew." I can still noodle it out on piano and guitar, but I can't identify the song. Please help. [more inside]
posted by erst on Jun 25, 2016 - 15 answers

Help me find this song?

Hi. I have a really vague description of a song, and I'm wondering if it rings a bell for anyone. Looking for an 80's/90's song with the possible chorus lyric of "hush now, don't say a word." Female vocalist. I also remember some synthesizer in the song as well. I've uploaded a really bad humming version of the song you can listen to here. Driving us crazy! Thanks for your help.
posted by theantikitty on Jun 12, 2016 - 11 answers

Can you identify this song about Creole and Cajun cooking?

There is a song that plays sometimes on the WWOZ-2 radio stream, which doesn't post playlists, and it has proved impossible to Google because all search term combinations just spit back a bunch of recipes. [more inside]
posted by josyphine on Jun 9, 2016 - 7 answers

Seeking specific song incorporating The Andrews Sisters' "Apple Tree"

Asking for a friend trying to find a song she heard once. [more inside]
posted by lore on Jun 4, 2016 - 2 answers

Need a title-quote referencing past year + coming year

I have a line: "The Year in Review, The Year Ahead". I'd like to keep that sentiment but specifically have it be a quote. Could be a song or book title. Could be a single title or if you've got two that work well together, that's fine too.
posted by curious nu on May 24, 2016 - 7 answers

Getting her back from the dead presidents

Looking for songs where the girl (or boy) is telling the boy or girl who left them - even though the two had found true love - for an opportunity to be financially or societally secure - to come back to their relationship and to real love.
posted by jitterbug perfume on Apr 30, 2016 - 15 answers

Top Song lists

What organizations, real or imagined, put out song lists? [more inside]
posted by falsedmitri on Apr 25, 2016 - 6 answers

New(ish) Soul(ish) Music Recommendations

I'm in need of some new additions to my kitchen dancing playlists. Who should I be listening to? [more inside]
posted by bassooner on Apr 15, 2016 - 16 answers

Identify a song: like a cross between Shinedown and alt-J...

Bear with me: I haven't heard this song in a while so my memory might be off, but I think this song came out in the last year or so. Genre: alternative rock or electronic, probably indie. The instrumentation is mostly electronic, and the singer is male. What sticks out most is the chorus - the melody descends then ascends and reminds me of the chorus of Shinedown's "Second Chance". More details inside... [more inside]
posted by Seeking Direction on Apr 6, 2016 - 4 answers

Musical interlude: Woman going off the rails.

I love songs that feature the female singers going "off the rails" in response to the pain in their lives. Drugs, sex, alcohol! Help me find more songs to rock featuring a woman letting go/losing it to music. Bonus points if they have a music video. [more inside]
posted by BusyBusyBusy on Mar 29, 2016 - 28 answers

Can you help me find this "Sound of Silence" cover with a female lead?

I'm looking for a "Sound of Silence" cover I used to listen to ~7 years ago. The lead singer was female. I believe the band's name started with a W. The feel of the song was largely unchanged (not a rock/metal/etc cover if I remember correctly.) Not the Nouela version that's found on Youtube. [more inside]
posted by Autumn on Mar 27, 2016 - 2 answers

song filter - slow hip hop

Underground-sounding hip hop song by a black male artist. If I remember correctly, most of the song is him talking to the very simple beat. Relatively slow song, with him talking/asking questions (in a lyrical, conversational way) 6-8 syllables at a time. Probably early 2000's. I don't think it was super underground since I heard it in the gym recently. [more inside]
posted by blueberrypuffin on Mar 11, 2016 - 4 answers

Song recommendations

I really like the song "Otto's Journey" by Mylo. What other songs like this/in this genre should I be listening to?
posted by josher71 on Mar 7, 2016 - 4 answers

late 90s r&b song identification

There was a duet in the late 90s sung by r&b artists...one male, one female. Only thing I can remember is that it was a love song, it had a lot of bass and one of the lyrics was about Al Green. The singers went back and forth as if they were in a relationship, I believe. [more inside]
posted by morganannie on Feb 25, 2016 - 3 answers

Is there an X-Files episode that uses a Cymande song?

Here's my possibly false memory: the show is the X-Files (although maybe it's Millennium?) and the song is Cymande's "Dove." The song recurs, diegetically, several times in the episode, whenever something uncanny is happening, although only one character is aware of it. At one point, it comes over the PA system of a hospital, distant and phased-out sounding. Googling doesn't turn up anything, so I assume I must have some detail wrong. What am I remembering?
posted by neroli on Feb 23, 2016 - 2 answers

"The oysters were delighted" song lyrics?

Song detectives, can you crack this crazy-tough one? Way back in the early '90s we had a mixtape with a song that included the phrase (we think) "the oysters were delighted!" I think the mixtape's theme was moon-related. [more inside]
posted by taz on Feb 18, 2016 - 11 answers

Desparately hoping someone can ID an 80's song with very little to go on

I am desparately seeking an ID of a song I know I loved but remember little of. [more inside]
posted by xetere on Feb 1, 2016 - 3 answers

How can I find this obscure Disney Channel bumper?

Back when Big Fat Liar aired on Disney Channel (I'd imagine shortly after it came out in 2002), there was a bumper for it with an original song. Help me find it. [more inside]
posted by pumpkin_iron on Jan 25, 2016 - 5 answers

Tip of My Tongue Filter: Name that song

What the heck is this song on the Plated.com commercial?! [more inside]
posted by floweredfish on Jan 22, 2016 - 9 answers

ID this song?

Can any Mefite ID the song in this video by artist and song title? [more inside]
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere on Jan 19, 2016 - 3 answers

What songs can I play on a Little Tykes Piano?

I want to be able to play and sing for my 13 month old. Difficulty level: four key baby piano. [more inside]
posted by Maastrictian on Jan 16, 2016 - 9 answers

Wanted: Sad Electric Organ Music

I love, love, love melancholy or sad songs that feature an electric organ, but I stumble upon them infrequently. Could you help me find more? [more inside]
posted by Synesthesia on Jan 5, 2016 - 16 answers

What's this song played by a toy?

What is this song? A toy plays it (hence the sound quality), and I'm sure I've heard it before, but can't place it.
posted by keltanen on Jan 3, 2016 - 3 answers

What is being sung in this French-language song?

If any Francophones are up for a challenge: can you tell this monoglot what is being sung in The Go! Team's song Ye Ye Yamaha? (YouTube link but should also be on all the streaming services.) He wants to sing along but has to resort to garbled nonsense words. It's a fuzzy pop song with a killer catchy chorus, if that entices anyone!
posted by Quilford on Dec 27, 2015 - 8 answers

Identify this pop song with strings

I heard a song in a store. Could you help me identify it in lieu of my phone? [more inside]
posted by Zelos on Dec 24, 2015 - 4 answers

Be a Mensch and Help a Goyum out with this Hanukkah Question!

Can anyone help me find a video of this Hanukkah commercial or at least identify the song? [more inside]
posted by Hanuman1960 on Dec 24, 2015 - 5 answers

I can't find a simple song/ Even after years of searching

I know all the lyrics to a song, but I can't find it, or find out who performed it. Searching for "I can find a four leaf clover" gets too many results about trying to do the actual thing, and not about the song. Or about another very well-known four leaf clover song. [more inside]
posted by Mister Moofoo on Dec 16, 2015 - 4 answers

Name this tune.

Great song, maybe 5-10 years ago, kinda college/alt-rock lyric something like "and I walk like an Imperial Walker, and I walk"
posted by Cosine on Dec 9, 2015 - 3 answers

Songs That Teach Something

I'm looking for songs along the theme of teaching -- the only example I can think of right now is "Do-Re-Mi" from The Sound of Music... Not finding Google helpful so far. There must be more! Any type of music is fair game.
posted by trillian on Dec 1, 2015 - 24 answers

looking for a recording of the song "Run Run Run (through the sunlight)"

Hi, mefi! I am looking for a song (ideally a recording that I can listen to) called "Run Run Run". It was in an elementary school music textbook in the mid-eighties, but I have currently found only one mention of it on The Web, on this page. [more inside]
posted by Greg Nog on Nov 28, 2015 - 2 answers

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