Self-referential song by Mason Williams or Smothers Brothers 60's 70's; lyrics about the song structure, ex: "this is the bridge, it takes you to the end of the song", verse, chorus, etc., all in appropriate places.
Saw it performed on U.S. television in that era.
posted by jchinique
on Aug 7, 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 -
Turns out I really like to exercise to cheerleader/chanting/marching type pop songs. Can anyone recommend songs with that same kind of chorus/chanting and beat that isn't actually marching band music? Examples inside. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk
on Jul 23, 2012 -
What vocalists sound like Fiona Apple? I'm trying to ID a song I heard recently in an Anthropologie store, and I don't have much to go on besides the voice. [more inside]
posted by xo
on Jul 16, 2012 -
I heard an alternate version of Jason Mraz's "I Won't Give Up" on the radio that had a full band playing it with him or it was a remix, but I can't find it anywhere. My googlefu is failing me. Anyone know of a way to get a copy of that version (legally)?
posted by dyno04
on Jul 5, 2012 -
For the past few days I have been trying to recollect the title of the song that has the line "You are like Gibraltar in a raging storm" or something similar, in it. And I believe this is followed by the line "Are you for real? " But this could also possibly be at the end of the verses of the song. [more inside]
posted by kryptos
on Jul 3, 2012 -
Help me find a karaoke song that fits my personality and musical abilities! [more inside]
posted by jph
on Jun 22, 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 -
I've had the chorus of this song semi-stuck in my head for years and when I finally thought to Google it yesterday, I came up with nothing. Well, almost nothing. So I'm counting on somebody here to finally help me identify the mysterious "ooh girl, lost in time" song. [more inside]
posted by prize bull octorok
on Apr 25, 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 -
Im writing a song right now on my acoustic guitar, my first song, and I'm a little stuck, I've got some good chord progressions, I know my key (C) I just dont know where to go from there [more inside]
posted by sizzil34
on Apr 3, 2012 -
I don't really like hip hop (with the exception of older stuff like RUN DMC and Beastie Boys). However, once in a while I come across some tracks that I really enjoy, like these two songs
by Wiley and this one
by Azaelia Banks. Any other artists / tracks with a similar vibe that I should be listening to? [more inside]
posted by gertzedek
on Mar 22, 2012 -
Extremely vague song description: I heard a woman playing acoustic guitar in Boston at South Station tonight. She was playing a fairly famous song from the 60's or 70's. The song is sung by a male with a deep scratchy voice, like hungover whiskey voice. He is singing powerfully and it is a powerful song. Not a happy song. It's a singer's song, not so much about the music. The song is definitely famous enough, but not something you would regularly hear, or hear at all on a classic rock radio station. I picture the man singing it to have a lot of facial hair. The lyrics may contain the word 'fire' or they may not.
posted by comatose
on Mar 8, 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 -
Is there a technical terminology that could describe different styles of popular singing, in the same way that linguists might describe accents? Try your hand at a couple of examples inside. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock
on Feb 17, 2012 -
I've had part of a Kate Bush (?) song in my head for days & can't get it to "finish" and identify itself. At the end (or beginning?), a man (her dad or brother?) sings the first lines of "You Always Hurt the One You Love"... "the one you wouldn't hurt at all..." Googling has failed me. What's the song?
posted by dywypi
on Feb 15, 2012 -
Looking for a song for our Wedding!
I have tried the hum to identify
sites, and googled like crazy with no luck.
The song is new (2011) and "car commercial popular". It has no lyrics and sounds kind of like something Sigur Ros would do. I know this offers nothing, but it is like, "Ahhhh, ummmmm, aaaaaaa uuuuu". It heard it on the radio, an "alternative" station.
Its starts slow and builds (all songs I guess), and is quite emotional. Men are doing the vocals, and my last little evidence is that on the movie, If a Tree Falls, toward the middle they play a short segment of a song that sounds identical to the band in question but not the song. I check every song on the credits but it is definitely not there.
posted by Benzle
on Feb 10, 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 -
Song-finder filter. For a friend, though there isn't a lot to go on. From the 40's or 50's, popular karaoke song especially among old people apparently?. Male and female duet. [more inside]
posted by Garm
on Jan 29, 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 -
Another "What's that car commercial song?" question...
We've been seeing a VW Passat car commercial lately (Seattle, Wa) and according to Closed Captioning, one of the lines in the mellow background song is "Seek your way and go"... [more inside]
posted by johnstein
on Jan 18, 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 -
Trying to identify a song I heard on the radio with just a few lyrics - help please! [more inside]
posted by seesom
on Jan 1, 2012 -
Please name this ODD song: I first heard it around 1984-6?
-Female voice. "punk" / Nina Hagen-esk absurd enough that it would never be a popular song.
-Asian "style" melody
-had lyrics "ou la la" in it.
-may have had words: "on the radio", "chickens", "other news" in it [more inside]
posted by santogold
on Dec 27, 2011 -
Spanish guitar pop song from circa 2009? Music video features guy walking in a (rainy?) street, kinda sweaty? [more inside]
posted by slater
on Dec 24, 2011 -
I am desperately trying to remember a song from a mix-tape around 1996 that involved a male singing in a quiet, resigned, almost-verging-on-happy-about-giving-up tone about how he was going to just stay inside and live his do-nothing life in his crappy run-down home and drink tea with a dormouse. Something to that effect. Minimalist sound, kind of plinky and plonky. [more inside]
posted by thegreatfleecircus
on Dec 22, 2011 -
[Song Filter] The roommate I had in college during the 2000-2001 year listened to this song that I liked a lot but of course I do not know the name of it, who sang it, or fully remember much of the lyrics. [more inside]
posted by zizzle
on Dec 15, 2011 -
Introduce me to mindblowing covers. I'm interested in cool, unconventional cover versions that turn cliched songs into something new entirely. [more inside]
posted by micketymoc
on Dec 14, 2011 -