I cannot believe I am spending an Ask on this question. What is the original song that is being pastiched / referenced / ripped off by the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic song Cutie Mark Crusaders
? [more inside]
posted by KathrynT
on Aug 1, 2011 -
On the radio I heard an old-sounding (1960s?), female-fronted pop-rock song that had the lyrics "you tremble and you shake / when he moves like a snake". What song is it?
posted by ktoad
on Jul 30, 2011 -
"I'm really enjoying Melanie Safka's Brand New Key right now for a particular mood I'm in. What other songs convey that angsty 'I really want to keep having hot sex with you, but you could care less' while being relatively upbeat?"
asking for a friend. I never thought I'd say that, and I always thought it was baloney. [more inside]
posted by bilabial
on Jul 29, 2011 -
Here's an entertaining video
from some years ago of John Byner doing his Ed Sullivan bit on Letterman. Enjoy it if you will, or skip to the end. Because my question is: what is the song that Paul and the band play going into commercial?
posted by evilcolonel
on Jul 24, 2011 -
Looking for kid-friendly "dance" songs. Not kidz-bop. Some examples: Walkin' on Sunshine, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, YMCA. [more inside]
posted by morganannie
on Jul 20, 2011 -
What's that website (blog?) where the editors make mixtapes/playlists from somewhat slightly quirky requests? [more inside]
posted by crayon
on Jul 18, 2011 -
I remember hearing a Nina Simone cover of Leonard Cohen's "Suzanne" several years ago. I can find two versions of Nina Simone covering the song on the Internet, but not the one I remember. Help me, please! [more inside]
posted by pineappleheart
on Jul 9, 2011 -
Heard a catchy as-all-get-out song on CJBC-FM Espace musique
early this afternoon. All I remember:
- In French
- Female singer
- Had kalimba/mbira featured pretty heavily
- Had "mercurochrome" and perhaps "petit pansement" in the lyrics.
Anyone able to ID it, please?
posted by scruss
on Jul 8, 2011 -
This may be the longest shot question I have ever asked. Help me identify this super-catchy tune! [more inside]
posted by msali
on Jul 1, 2011 -
Where or what children's (tv show? classroom teaching guide?) is this song from? Lyrics inside... [more inside]
posted by atlantica
on Jun 27, 2011 -
Does anyone remember a music video from the early 90s where a woman with really long braids walks through a city street and sings about a break-up.
She might be wearing a trenchcoat, and she might be on a subway car. [more inside]
posted by cloeburner
on May 30, 2011 -
Song ID: female vocalist, not particularly engineered, lyrics include "spice markets of Marrakesh" and "the coasts of tripoli". [more inside]
posted by lettuchi
on May 28, 2011 -
As long as the user, say, presses a key on his/her keyboard in sync with, say, a flashing light onscreen, a sound file will continue to play. If he/she stops pressing the key, the song stops until the in-sync keying resumes. Can I get/program/build this? [more inside]
posted by Rykey
on May 27, 2011 -
Need help in identifying a song from the 80's (I think). It is about Hollywood's golden age, rather long, with some spoken word, that got a lot of airplay. Apologies for not remembering any of the lyrics, but they are just outside the reach of my memory.
posted by notcostello
on May 26, 2011 -
I would like to find more songs with lyrics that express life philosophies in terms of food. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee
on May 24, 2011 -
Help me identify this mystery song that played on my iPhone so I don't think I'm crazy. [more inside]
posted by xtine
on May 19, 2011 -
Can someone please translate this song
from Japanese into English?
BOMBRUSH! - "STAY STRONG" feat. NORIKIYO, SHINGO★西成 & DAG FORCE
posted by Chrysalis
on May 6, 2011 -
I'm thinking of an 80s song, common in movie soundtracks, that starts with a sung "Oh we oh we oh we oh wee ohh Ahhh". The google, it does nothing. Any ideas?
posted by Premeditated Symmetry Breaking
on May 6, 2011 -
Here's the chorus: Too "something" too far apart (?)/ somethingsomethingsomething/
The master OR capture OR rapture of the heart...
That last part I imagine would be the title of the song. But yeah. That's all I got. Sorry I can't hum it for you. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by ryecatcher
on May 4, 2011 -
I'm looking for a recording of a song, but I can't find it anywhere, or even who might have recorded it! In Get Up
by Chinese Man there's a sample of a song (starts about 20 seconds in). From googling the lyrics I've found the song seems to be called Lazy Lout, but that's pretty much all I can find. [more inside]
posted by bjrn
on May 1, 2011 -
what song is this? synthpop-sounding, melodic and upbeat but slightly melancholic as well. from what i can remember of the chorus may have been something about "rosanna" (not TOTO!). more vague descriptors within... [more inside]
posted by austere
on Apr 29, 2011 -
Help me think of songs/musical numbers that echo the sentiment of "Don't Stop Believing". [more inside]
posted by royboy
on Apr 28, 2011 -
Help me find songs about love or close friendship that contain lyrics about something other than the feeeeeelings
the couple has for each another. [more inside]
posted by Gori Girl
on Apr 28, 2011 -
When rappers say "one time for the .../two times for the ...", what are they referring to? If I'm watching a concert, what am I supposed to do? [more inside]
posted by the NATURAL
on Apr 20, 2011 -
Song from the Wire, season 1 episode 6. Here's a Youtube
of the scene uploaded by someone else looking for it. It is not
"Respect the Nubians" by Positive Black Soul, that comes after. It's not on the soundtrack disc. There are a lot of google hits for people looking for it
but no one has found it. Do you know it?
posted by neustile
on Apr 11, 2011 -
What bird (or bug or frog, but I think bird) made this sound
in my backyard last night? I live in western Mass.
posted by Camofrog
on Mar 19, 2011 -
In early 2008, there was a song used in commercials for the Belgian power company. Lyrics might have included reference to always catching the light. Need help identifying title and artist.
posted by amber_dale
on Mar 18, 2011 -
[SongFilter] I want everything to do with this gorgeous, orphaned song. Unfortunately it's in French. [more inside]
posted by fix
on Mar 17, 2011 -
Greetings, there was a cover of The Cure's Just Like Heaven on YouTube, sang by a girl. It was a slow version, beginning with a line of vocals, before the guitar swooped in. She used a Samson G-Track mic. I listened to it once before it disappeared. I do not remember her name and the video is gone. It was great. I want to hear it again. And again. Anyone remembers?
posted by mkteku
on Mar 13, 2011 -
french language filter: name of song on france bleu perigord sun 13 march 5.40 am
I've posted a minute of the last bars here http://writethinkplay.blogspot.com/
or if someone could translate for me into french that I was listening to the song on france bleu perigord at 5.40 am sunday 13 march, and would like to know the name of it. The song that played just after it was Nights in White Satin by the Moody Blues. merci for any help
posted by sparkle55
on Mar 12, 2011 -
Calling all guitar players: Looking for popular songs that can easily be played and sung by a single person with an acoustic guitar without losing too much. Basically, the kind of songs you can put in a set list where people's reactions are to immediately say, "Hey, I really like that song," followed immediately by "and hey, that sounds pretty close to the original too!"
Also, very important: Any song should be playable by a *mediocre
* guitar player. [more inside]
posted by kingjoeshmoe
on Mar 11, 2011 -