I have a piece of a song stuck in my head and it's apparently not enough for google to be of any use. It's an 80's or 90's song, with a guy's voice sort of chanting "ooh ma ma way" in an african-y sounding way with a heavy bass line. I feel like it was used a lot in soundtracks to represent a journey or something like that, because it reminds me of solsbury hill. if anyone can name this song, i know it's you lovely mefites.
posted by carlypennylane
on Dec 5, 2013 -
Heard a Sting (The Police?) song at the bar, never heard it before. Funky '80s sound, totally fit my mood that night. My google-fu failing me, I turn to the wisdom of metafilter.... [more inside]
posted by St. Peepsburg
on Nov 10, 2013 -
I'm trying to track down a book from my childhood that is a version of the Mama's Going to Buy You a Mockingbird song. [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix
on Nov 3, 2013 -
I found this
song kicking about on my computer, and while I'm sure I took it off a record years ago I have no idea what it is. Nothing on Google searches or song identification software; anybody here know?
posted by solarion
on Oct 26, 2013 -
Years ago on some local radio station I heard a silly jazz song with a guy singing about being surprised to encounter a bald woman.
The chorus went something like, "Well, looky there. She didn't have no hair.....no hair up there." [more inside]
posted by SarahBellum
on Oct 12, 2013 -
I fell in love with a song in a coffee shop today and unfortunately don't have a smart phone to recognize songs for me, so here I am hoping someone might know it. It was a lovely, mid-paced alt-country type of song with some steel guitar, a soprano female singer (with, I think, a female harmony part as well on the chorus), and I think
the first line of the chorus ran, "Oh, baby, you're my one and only." [more inside]
posted by honey wheat
on Jul 10, 2013 -
I'm trying to source this
haunting voice. Is this arabic? A sung prayer?
Stumbled on this by accident, no idea what it is.
Thanks for any tips...
posted by brownbat
on Jun 18, 2013 -
I've been searching for a pop song by a young female vocalist, US, ca 2005? Most of the music video was of her on the school bus, with the story being that her boyfriend fucked up, how she doesn't want to see him anymore, etc.? I think she had an Italian-sounding name. Halp?
posted by slater
on May 27, 2013 -
I’m looking for songs that contain the word “darling.” The word doesn’t have to be included in the title. Bonus points if “darling” is part of the chorus. Thanks!
posted by turniphead
on May 4, 2013 -
Has the phrase "you so famous" and a list of artists including Willem de Kooning. Thanks.
posted by tizzie
on Apr 29, 2013 -
Halp! I can't think of the song by a guy talking about different ages in his life; he names several ages like 15, 24, etc., throughout the song and for each one talks about how he feels at that time. It's has a slowish melancholy feel to it.
posted by michellenoel
on Apr 28, 2013 -
SongFilter: I heard a song recently that went through a series of colors in the verses and ended with a chorus that included the color red and the phrase "ready for love". Google is failing me...please help me identify it! [more inside]
posted by kro
on Mar 27, 2013 -
I heard a great song in spinning class today during the long, slow, hard hill section - slow and steady beat.. I almost remember the song and it's playing on and endless loop just at the edge of my consciousness. Female singer, strong vocal reminiscent of Adele, could have been a James Bond theme song, but I know it wasn't. I want to say Shadow Dancer, but I googled that and came up with a Bee Gees song, definitely not it. I won't sleep tonight unless I figure this out. Please help.
posted by ms_rasclark
on Mar 21, 2013 -
No worries, no spoilers follow.
In last night's The Walking Dead (Season 3, Episode 12) there was a song playing just prior to the credits and I badly want the name of it (and the artist of course). The whole song was accompanied by an acoustic guitar and was in a blues style. Lyrics follow: [more inside]
posted by pyrex
on Mar 4, 2013 -
Does anyone know the piano song in the Comedy Central commercial for the new season of "Workaholics"? [more inside]
posted by lovableiago
on Jan 29, 2013 -
I think it's a recent song - The chorus has has a woman singing in a simple voice. She sounds young and has a neutral accent - the non-chorus parts of the song I think is a reggae hip hop deal, but not sure. [more inside]
posted by spacediver
on Jan 13, 2013 -
I'm trying to find this song
. It is from 3'30" until 4'05". I can't make out the lyrics very well. Maybe 'Turn it up' or 'Turn me on'. I recognise it and it's driving me around the bend. Anyone?
posted by ClanvidHorse
on Jan 7, 2013 -
I heard a song on the radio the other day--heavy bass, female vocalist, the bass almost made a wah-wah,pulsating sound. I couldn't catch much of the lyrics. It had something to do with dying. Maybe the word "madness" or "sadness" was in there. Still it was a great song, and I can't find the title or the band. Any ideas--it's a new song--never heard it before. I live in the DC area, and I don't recall the radio station either.
posted by 630
on Nov 27, 2012 -
Please help me remember/locate this David Gray song... at least I think it's a David Gray song. [more inside]
posted by koucha
on Nov 27, 2012 -
Help me find this song! My wife and I have been trying to find a song we keep hearing in commercials and in Football stadiums, but can't figure out what it is. The main part of the song is a chorus singing "Whoa oh, whoa oh ohhh oh, woah oh ohhh oh, woah oh". [more inside]
posted by SeeTheTurtle
on Oct 30, 2012 -
Heard this chorus to a song, but cannot for the life of me find what it's from. The lyrics in question are, "inside/into each other". If I was to try to replicate the melody it would be like, "iiiiinsiiide each ooother", or, "iiiintoooo each oooother." And it repeats a few times. If I was to write the lyrics for the whole song down, this phrase would be standing alone, and take its own line. Either the song is unknown, or I have the lyrics wrong, because what shows up on Google isn't the song. The song itself was sung by a female, and at a calm pace throughout with a melody of, or just a chorus melody of: Dooooo-doo, do dooooo-do. Thanks! This has been really bugging me.
posted by SollosQ
on Oct 26, 2012 -
Name this song: female singer, sounds kinda new, on an indie radio station. Lyrics say something about "the worst" or "what's worse?" and "people say I'm _____ because I have no plans to settle down." [more inside]
posted by shortyJBot
on Oct 19, 2012 -
I'm looking for examples of remixes that are better than the original songs from which they are remixed. [more inside]
posted by MuffinMan
on Oct 8, 2012 -
Need help identifying a classical song I hum to myself,possibly a piano piece, but can't remember what the name of it is or who made it. Link: http://youtu.be/PjnX9HgWueE [more inside]
posted by LittleNami
on Sep 30, 2012 -
Romantic song sung by female singer, with lyrics like, "Why do I need stars when I have you"? [more inside]
posted by catburger
on Sep 28, 2012 -
What is this song: slow, dreamy synth song with programmed drum beats that played, in the last year or so, over a commercial that I believe
featured a beach and was perhaps on MTV? [more inside]
posted by stresstwig
on Sep 22, 2012 -
Can anybody identify this Chinese language song
? At least, we think it's Chinese. A friend of mine found it somewhere totally devoid of context, and now we're wondering what it is and where it's from. Any help you can give us would be just fine.
posted by KChasm
on Sep 19, 2012 -
Can you please fill in the missing words of this old lullaby, and find a sound recording of someone singing it? it starts like this (the rest of what we know is after the jump): Sleep little babe in your nest, Silver clouds fade in the west, Flowers their soft petals close, Butterflies dream of the rose [more inside]
posted by andreapandrea
on Sep 3, 2012 -
Song ID help: spacey, dreampop, female vocalist(s), with the refrain 'memories of Atlantic blue.' [more inside]
posted by googly
on Aug 20, 2012 -
I'm looking for help with a very vague song identification for a song I heard in the early 2000s on FUSE/Much Music USA. Barring that, I'm looking for recommendations of websites that help identify songs. [more inside]
posted by capricorn
on Jul 31, 2012 -
Can you identify this classic/blues rock song from a 4-bar GarageBand remake of a guitar melody? [more inside]
posted by germdisco
on Jul 24, 2012 -
My grandfather is 91 and we're helping him plan his funeral. At it, he wants Hawaiian music played. Apparently it's the music he used to hear at dances (in New Zealand) when he met my grandmother in the late 30s/early 1940s. According to the BBC, there was a fad for Hawaiian music in wartime Britain, especially a band called Felix Mendelssohn and his Hawaiian Serenaders, but I can't find much by them. Any ideas? I guess it would be a slow dance kind of song. [more inside]
posted by curious zoe
on Jun 6, 2012 -
What are some hip hop songs/albums/artists that use the sped-up RPM voices (like the Chimpmunk's sound) and/or horn samples well in their songs? [more inside]
posted by shortyJBot
on Apr 20, 2012 -
What is the name of the classical piece played in the background of the Act one segment here
? I know I've heard it before.
posted by nickhb
on Feb 28, 2012 -
Please work your magic and help me think of this song, even though you'll pretty much have nothing to go on. [more inside]
posted by FirstMateKate
on Feb 6, 2012 -
I'm looking for a sound file from a Kenny Everett record: Big architect in the sky. [more inside]
posted by b33j
on Feb 6, 2012 -
I need help identifying a song I heard this afternoon. Difficulty: in French, and no Google luck. [more inside]
posted by dhens
on Jan 27, 2012 -
What is the song I've heard with lyric "Dylan is my inspiration", and repeating the word "Dylan"? [more inside]
posted by Perplexity
on Jan 12, 2012 -