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 -
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.
posted by shew
on Apr 10, 2013 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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'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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Salt n' Pepa's Push It always does it for me, but it's getting old. What song gets your blood pumping every time?
posted by cherrybounce
on Mar 16, 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 -
So, once I had a mix CD with a song on it that had what I believe is an answering machine message at the end. I can't remember the artist or song title, and it's driving me nuts. [more inside]
posted by easy, lucky, free
on Mar 1, 2013 -
I am looking for a "song" and I believe it was created by scientists. About 10 min long. Headphones were required. It begins with an industrial, pulsating sound like taking a kitchen faucet and spraying it into a stainless steel bowl around and around. After a few minutes, it bursts into loud but clear music with harps and strumming of various instruments. There are no human voices. [more inside]
posted by paulinsanjuan
on Feb 22, 2013 -
I'm trying to find the name of a dinosaur record that I listened to endlessly as a kid in 1980 or so. It was a 2-record set, I recall the covers (or the records?) being one red and one green. Songs and maybe some narrated info on various dinosaurs. I'm nearly certain it wasn't The Dinosaur Record
Anyone here happen to remember it? And if not, anyone with a tip on a shop that specializes in long-ago children's music that might be able to help me identify it?
posted by genug
on Feb 7, 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 -
Where can I find a complete song list for "In the Groove 2"? DDR is good exercise
. I'd like to make a workout playlist for use in my local arcade. I can find lot's of lists for the New
songs for In the Groove 2, but I can't find the Old
songs that are stored on the machine. For instance it has some but not all of the songs
from DDR 3rd mix
. [more inside]
posted by Pontifex
on Dec 30, 2012 -
Namethatsongfilter: Last winter/spring, I heard a bluegrass/country song on the radio. It was about coming home to a loved one. What was it? [more inside]
posted by Grandysaur
on Dec 27, 2012 -
Name that song: I have a very vague memory of an "indie" song I heard last year but can't recall the name or artist or tune. The lyrics may have had something to do with turning into a wolf or running with a wolf, or something... [more inside]
posted by dahliachewswell
on Dec 24, 2012 -
Musicfilter//: I love the following 2 songs: Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win
(Beastie Boys featuring Santigold) and 1977
by Ana Tijoux. What else should I listen to? [more inside]
posted by Quizicalcoatl
on Dec 15, 2012 -
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 -
Trying to recall an indie song from the 90s with the line "portrait of the artist with his face punched in"... have googled extensively but getting nothing. no idea who sang it. it is HAUNTING ME! anyone know the song??
posted by beccyjoe
on Nov 18, 2012 -
What's-that-song-filter x 3. What's that song where a young man plays an acoustic guitar and sings "better let everyone in your life who you love know it, better let them know it, yeah, better let them know it?" And for extra credit, you could tackle two unsolved "what's that song?" questions from years ago. [more inside]
posted by salvia
on Nov 14, 2012 -
Fire related song from the late 80s - help me find this lost music video. Song may be awful, but I've been trying to remember/find this for years. [more inside]
posted by routergirl
on Nov 14, 2012 -
Please help me identify this song; it's a funky house track that samples both Ice Cube's "It Was A Good Day" and Three 6 Mafia's "It's Hard Out Here For A Pimp." [more inside]
posted by Amplify
on Nov 11, 2012 -
Could someone please identify these two lieder? I think they are German art songs. I can't even make out any phrase to use as a search term (so if you can, that would be great): one
. Thanks in advance.
posted by amtho
on Nov 9, 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 -
Can anyone recommend songs similar to (and possibly less "mainstreamy"* than) Eurythmics' Julia? [more inside]
posted by univac
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 -
In the mid-ninties, there was this techno song with a vocal instructing the listeners to raise up their hands, "raise them up." His voice was calm and could've been sampled from a movie (it was not like the more cliched sample of a dj or singer revving up the crowd, it felt almost religious). What was the name of this song? [more inside]
posted by history is a weapon
on Oct 24, 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 -
Downtempo/Trip Hop/Chillout song stuck in my head in a huge way. It's something I've heard dozens of times before but now, of course, I can't identify it. It's got a male vocalist, possibly British-sounding. The song is somewhat popular - it may be on a bunch of compilations and chillout/downtempo internet radio stations. [more inside]
posted by neilkod
on Oct 2, 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 -