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A Certain Irritating Soundtrack

A friend of mine's been watching the anime "A Certain Scientific Railgun S", and he's been having trouble identifying one of the incidental music pieces. It's in episode 11, from 17:52 to 20:00--what song is this (mp3), used here, and which of the OSTs is it on, if any? He says he's searched them all, including a second Railgun S OST which apparently came out yesterday, but he can't seem to find it, though he admits that he might have missed it along the line. Any help you can offer he'd appreciate. Thanks!
posted by KChasm on Nov 28, 2013 - 2 answers

another college radio song ID request

What's the name of this song that was played on a college radio station? [more inside]
posted by aerotive on Nov 27, 2013 - 2 answers

What are the lyrics for Vlasta Popic's song, Nova?

I don't speak Croatian, but I need to find out whether the lyrics to the song "Nova" by Vlasta Popic are objectionable. If anyone can understand the song lyrics, could you tell me what the singer is singing about, and if any part of it would be offensive to little old Croatian ladies? http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Vlasta_Popi/ [more inside]
posted by Techbear on Nov 23, 2013 - 2 answers

What is this song?

Trying to find an awesome song I heard. I saw the music video once a long time ago (five years?). The color palate was all white. Poodles featured prominently. I recall in certain scenes the poodle was getting it's hair done, as if in a salon. A blonde, very sensual and well-manicured lady. Something about wanting to be a dog. Very cool electronic-sounding, kind of monotonous vocals. Help, I'm dying to hear this song again!
posted by space cat on Nov 19, 2013 - 4 answers

Identify a classic rock song by outro (butchered approximation attached)

I always hear the very end of this song on the local rock station, but never any other part! Since much of what the station plays (94.1 WHJY, "94 HJY" in Providence, RI) could be called "classic rock", I'm going to assume it falls into that category. A butchered GarageBand approximation of the outro is attached. (Note that the actual outro is played on an electric guitar - it's actually chords.) [more inside]
posted by Seeking Direction on Nov 13, 2013 - 4 answers

songs: i'm sorry

Looking for songs that reflect the following sentiment: I'm sorry I hurt you, you were right to end things, I hope we can build a better friendship but I don't expect anything, thank you for trying anyway. [more inside]
posted by divabat on Nov 13, 2013 - 22 answers

I've been Stung!

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 - 19 answers

Mama's Going to Buy You a Mockingbird Book

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 - 6 answers

Identify the mysterious ripped song

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 - 2 answers

Where did Little Susie fall asleep?

In the song "Wake up Little Susie," Susie and friend fall asleep watching a movie. Friend then wakes up and realizes what has happened, and proclaims that their reputations are now shot, their goose is cooked, etc. Where did they fall asleep? [more inside]
posted by Sheppagus on Oct 22, 2013 - 22 answers

Searching for that OTHER Racist Song About Chinese Food

So Alison Gold's "Chinese Food" is a thing, and it made me remember an internet song from ~2002 or so. It was called "Ching Chong Wong" and was to the tune of "Long Train Runnin'". Anybody know where it came from? [more inside]
posted by papayaninja on Oct 19, 2013 - 2 answers

Trying to find a song...

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 - 4 answers

What are Mike & the bots singing in Outlaw of Gor?

There's a song Mike & the bots half-coherently sing a couple of times in Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode 519 "Outlaw of Gor." What is it? [more inside]
posted by prize bull octorok on Oct 4, 2013 - 4 answers

How is this song title pronounced?

[PronunciationFilter] The title is: Crathadh 't 'Aodaich & Zbadba from the album Mo-Di by the band Mouth Music. I think the title is Gaelic but I'm not sure. How would I say the title? Or what is a close approximation of the true pronunciation?
posted by zorm on Oct 4, 2013 - 4 answers

Songs with Whistling

What are your recommendations of pop songs that feature whistling?
posted by josher71 on Sep 25, 2013 - 43 answers

Tell me the title of this song!

Dude singing softly... "You're my favorite" (this line is repeated multiple times throughout the song)..."I can't explain it"... Sorry. That's all I got. I tried a Google search but I keep getting referred to some country singer (Jason Jones) with a song by the same title. BTW, what's a good Android app for identifying songs?
posted by AngryTypingGuy on Sep 19, 2013 - 7 answers

Identifying a woodsman song

I'm trying to identify a song about a woodsman that is used in the US Forest Service documentary "An Axe to Grind." Here is a link to part of the song. I've tried googling bits of the lyrics to no avail. Anyone recognize it?
posted by Deflagro on Sep 17, 2013 - 7 answers

What song did Gail Davis sing?

I need some help from the fans of TV’s Annie Oakley, Gail Davis. My mom sort of remembers a song that Davis sang either at the end of her shows or on a show. Sounds like a lullabye to me. The words are something like “Go to sleep baby, your mama and daddy love you very much.” Anyone know this song?
posted by bryon on Sep 16, 2013 - 2 answers

Name That [Yiddish] Tune!

A friend heard this 30-second clip of a Yiddish song as an interstitial on a BBC Radio program. He asked me to identify it; I love it but have no clue. I would love to purchase more of this artist's music if you can tell me who they are?
posted by Pallas Athena on Sep 9, 2013 - 3 answers

What's this song about no fun in two wheel drive?

I heard a song today, and can't figure out what it was! The chorus was something about "No fun in two wheel drive" or "can't have a good time in two wheel drive" or SOMETHING like that. It was old school and brassy, something that might show up on a Ray Charles pandora station. It was definitely NOT a country song. Sorry I can't give any more details. Any ideas, Metafilter?
posted by Grandysaur on Aug 22, 2013 - 1 answer

What is the name of the song in this movie trailer?

Can anyone tell me the name of this song in the trailer for the Ricky Jay documentary "Deceptive Practices?" It sounds like a ditty of Ashkenazi origin with the wonderful violin playing. The song intersperses throughout the trailer so you should start watching at 1:30. I've been looking for it for a while and I would love to know what it's called. It almost sounds like a Klezmer Jewish rendition of some familiar song that I just can't name. Another place to watch the trailer if the link above doesn't work is here
posted by RapcityinBlue on Aug 7, 2013 - 3 answers

The war criminal rises and speaks

Does the Okkervil River song 'The War Criminal Rises and Speaks' have references to my local ice cream shop, or am I imagining this? [more inside]
posted by selfnoise on Aug 2, 2013 - 4 answers

Need help identifying a song.

Posting for a friend. He remembers a song from a music video he saw on Logo many years ago back when they were still airing music videos. It's by a gay female artist, and the lyrics describe an old woman who falls down in her home and lies there for three days. There is a line about her never having noticed how beautiful the wallpaper was before. Other than that, all he remembers is that it's a beautiful song. Anyone have any ideas what it could be?
posted by Help, I can't stop talking! on Jul 28, 2013 - 0 answers

Old-school country father-daughter dance songs?

What are the good old-school country songs I can two-step to with my dad at my upcoming wedding? Looking for stuff along the lines of the old country royalty - Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, etc. [more inside]
posted by catesbie on Jul 17, 2013 - 17 answers

Do you know this pretty alt-country-ish song?

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 - 6 answers

More examples of a specific type of metaphorical 'pun' in song lyrics?

I really like metaphors and I really like song lyrics. Every once in a while I run across a particular type of cleverly extended metaphor in a song lyric. I'm trying to develop this idea a bit and looking for more examples of this particular thing. I've included some explanatory examples I've found. [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Jun 22, 2013 - 17 answers

What is this song?

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 - 7 answers

Calling all DJs and Jukebox Wizards

I am looking for examples of songs that bridge genres, or help transition from one type of music to another, in the context of a fifteen-song jukebox set. Examples inside. [more inside]
posted by stellaluna on Jun 13, 2013 - 7 answers

Out of my window, looking in the night: "Barges" song origin?

What's the story on the traditional Girl Scout song, "Barges"? [more inside]
posted by asperity on Jun 5, 2013 - 14 answers

Preppy dude gets the cold shoulder in mid-2000s pop song?

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 - 8 answers

name that song

What is this music? It was a piece by a woman composer; I think she had won some sort of important contemporary classical music award or was otherwise highly acclaimed, but the piece had a very postmodern/rockish sensibility. The beginning is a repetitive, kind of Olympo-fascist horn line and I think it resolves into something messier partway through the song. It's very catchy despite being kind of cacophonous. There was a music video for it that somehow involved, I think, horses or pegasi, an MS Paint aesthetic, and things with bright red eyes. [more inside]
posted by threeants on May 27, 2013 - 9 answers

Where have I heard this Snog song sampled?

Snog's "The Human Germ" has been sampled in another song that I know is in my library. Unfortunately, I can't figure out which one it is, and it's killing me. I believe a Morcheeba song might sample "The Human Germ," but, again, I've not been able to narrow down which song it is, if any. Please. Help.
posted by iamfantastikate on May 24, 2013 - 7 answers

Need great songs about listening!

A friend is organising an event about protecting children from child abuse. Most cases where a child dies from abuse or is significantly harmed show a lack of professionals actually listening to the child - this event is to encourage agencies working with these children to listen more and listen better. She needs music (for background, as people are arriving and in between speakers) with a message of listening and hearing. There's lots of promising song titles out there but most are obviously about lost loves. Can anybody recommend some great songs which may fit the bill? Bonus points for songs likely to be familiar in the UK!
posted by razzman on May 18, 2013 - 15 answers

Song identification: Rolling Stones circa 1972

See inside for a link that goes to a NSFW Youtube video. [more inside]
posted by 99percentfake on May 13, 2013 - 5 answers

Hello darling!

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 - 87 answers

Obscure songfilter:

Has the phrase "you so famous" and a list of artists including Willem de Kooning. Thanks.
posted by tizzie on Apr 29, 2013 - 5 answers

Song about stages of life?

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. Thanks Mefites!
posted by michellenoel on Apr 28, 2013 - 12 answers

What was this female-singer, new folksy song about the months?

Can you help me ID this newer folk song, by a female singer, about the months? [more inside]
posted by shortyJBot on Apr 27, 2013 - 5 answers

Can you improve on "It sucks but do it anyway" as a musical mantra?

Looking for motivational songs that lyrically acknowledge tedium or lack of willingness to get something done while telling you to suck it up, in the vein of (previously on MeFi) "Do It Anyway" by Ben Folds Five. Need to be able to chant the refrain while, e.g., getting out of bed early to go work out. Has to have a driving beat, of course.
posted by psoas on Apr 26, 2013 - 22 answers

Please help us pick a wedding song

I don't think we've heard our wedding song yet, maybe you have? [more inside]
posted by cali59 on Apr 23, 2013 - 69 answers

Explain the Diva Plavalaguna song to me, please?

Please explain, in simple terms, the Diva Plavalaguna song, from the film The Fifth Element to me. I'd like to know more about the technical aspects of the song. I'm looking for the terms I'd need to plug into Google to find more music of the same style. I'm specifically talking about the first part of the song where the singer is singing in Italian, not the electronica-y second part. Also, I'm looking for recommendations for other similar music. [more inside]
posted by Solomon on Apr 16, 2013 - 17 answers

Help me choose a song that's fun, inspirational and unique.

I won an award. They're going to play a song in the background while I walk up on stage and receive the award at a formal reception/event (with families, executives and other industry reps present). 30-45 seconds of the song will actually play and I can queue it up to the right spot if I don't want to play it from the beginning. My initial thoughts were to use a TV theme song since they're fun and catchy but all the ones I came up with were a little campy. Now I'm considering more classic songs - something everyone will recognize - but am freaking out. Help.
posted by shew on Apr 10, 2013 - 26 answers

Finding the name of a certain Japanese music group (shakuhachi / piano)?

What I remember is that it was a 2- or 3- or 4-man Japanese music group whose name started with a "K". One of the members plays a shakuhachi, another is a pianist, and I think some of their music falls under the ambient/electronic genre. [more inside]
posted by glassrose on Apr 10, 2013 - 4 answers

Losing sleep over ska

Help! I'm going crazy over a song I know, heard a part of in a restaurant today - and can't put a name to. Can any of you help me name this song? The song is ska-ish, I would say nineties, not so fast for a ska song (maybe 80-100 bpm?) The riff that sticks in my mind is a horn riff, starting with 2 very accented half notes at the beginning of the bar (same note), then 3 beats of staccato unaccented quarter notes (varying notes). I know that's not much to work with - but I'd be forever indebted! Thanks!
posted by Riton on Apr 10, 2013 - 14 answers

Buddada buddada boom? Song ending.

I'm looking for the correct musical/technical term (if such a thing exists) for that last part of a live song, where the band lingers on the last note(s) before ending it. We're all familiar with it: bass and guitar shredding, cymbals swelling, culminating in that final, sweet, satisfying crash. I'm asking because my band never seems to get it right. [more inside]
posted by monospace on Mar 28, 2013 - 14 answers

Help me find this song about colors and love!

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 - 5 answers

Help me identify a song currently on the radio!

I've heard a song on the radio a couple times in the past few weeks, and I've been completely unable to identify it. I've tried google, radio station playlists, humming it into midomi, but no dice. Here's what I can tell you: [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Mar 27, 2013 - 14 answers

What is this upbeat indie song???

There's a song that comes on at my work, and for the life of me I can't figure out what it's called. [more inside]
posted by brittanyq on Mar 25, 2013 - 9 answers

Most interesting/unique studio performances of "Amazing Grace?"

I'm getting married in May. We want to play "Amazing Grace" during the ceremony. I'm hoping to find an interesting, unique, and overall awesome version to play. The funkier, the better, but traditional and beautiful versions are welcome as well. Basically, if you have a favorite performance, by a particular person or group, I'd like to know about it.
posted by JPowers on Mar 23, 2013 - 18 answers

It's not Adele, or the Bee Gees

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 - 3 answers

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