Looking for the longest and shortest songs ever performed live on the Late Show with David Letterman.
posted by querty
on Jan 28, 2011 -
In Bob & Ray's soap opera parody "Mary Backstayge, Noble Wife" the characters put on a show, and during one rehearsal a musical number is played, called "In Your Hat". It's obviously an original cast recording from some obscure musical, but what? Google returns no results except for references to the Bob & Ray usage itself. The lyrics are odd and the meter is strange, and the featured male singer sings off-key several times, but its no amateur production, as it has a full orchestra and chorus. Can anyone recognize it from the lyrics below? [more inside]
posted by bigguy1960
on Jan 28, 2011 -
I'm looking for a country music song. All I can remember is the artist, male, singing about the presidents of the US. If can remember correctly they were lining up and at a funeral (but, I could be wrong). Any suggestions as to what song it was?
posted by nam3d
on Jan 27, 2011 -
I need help finding information about a (possibly) children's song from (possibly) New England in the (possibly) 70s... [more inside]
posted by bendy
on Jan 20, 2011 -
Looking for the words to a song/chant i used to sing (mumble) at school in England in the 70s/80s. [more inside]
posted by ramix
on Jan 20, 2011 -
Overheard a song while my wife was watching NCIS:LA last night and now I can neither identify it nor get it out of my head (the former may help with the latter). [more inside]
posted by JaredSeth
on Jan 19, 2011 -
Looking for crazy badminton videos, I stumbled on a very enjoyable pop song. Can you identify it? [more inside]
posted by amusem
on Jan 16, 2011 -
The first 10 secs of Rufus Wainwright's "Poses
" reminds me of another song, possibly a movie soundtrack. Help me identify it, please!
posted by prenominal
on Jan 15, 2011 -
Searching for a song I hear on the play list at my work. Even with out the title of the song or the artist's name I can usually work my Google magic and find anything in less than a few minutes but this one is elusive. [more inside]
posted by SheMulp AKA Plus 1
on Jan 9, 2011 -
Can you help me identify this song and artist? It is driving me crazy because I hear it used as background music so often. It is especially a favorite of NPR and its many related organizations. [more inside]
posted by nogero
on Jan 2, 2011 -
I really need help with a song! it would make a great late x-mas gift!
I don't know anything but a few lyrics.
...Crystal you're my little girl, the things you do and say just brighten my world
_or hey crystal you're the key to my heart
...She asked…..Daddy, what is water made of?
Daddy, what is God's last name?
Daddy, why don't you kiss me the way you kiss mommy?.
It is a man singing about his daughter.
any help would be great!!!!
posted by wonderwoman7
on Jan 1, 2011 -
What is the name of that song that has lyrics like "Becky was a choir girl, down in Costa Rica, Susan was a fire-fighter way out west in Chico"? [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight
on Dec 30, 2010 -
Asking for a friend: who sings this
version of Santa Baby? Thanks!
posted by leigh1
on Dec 28, 2010 -
Can anyone tell me what song is playing during the introduction of the "Love Thy Neighbor" episode of Wiretap? [more inside]
posted by exit
on Dec 17, 2010 -
The Books have a song called "Free Translator
" (YouTube link
) in which the somewhat nonsensical lyrics
started out as a "very well known folk song", but were passed through free web translators again and again until they became something completely different. Does anyone know/can anyone figure out what the original song was? It will be harder than it sounds. The answer does not appear to be on the internet yet...
posted by PercussivePaul
on Dec 6, 2010 -
I feel silly that I can't figure out who this band is, because I've heard them a few places: female and male singer, she sounds sort of like Jolie Holland or Hurray for the Riff Raff. Lyric: chorus like " home, we're going home, home is where I want to be"? [more inside]
posted by oneirodynia
on Dec 4, 2010 -
Help my father identify two songs he recorded off the radio in the late 80's / early 90's. One is bluegrass and the other is alternative rock. [more inside]
posted by wivy
on Dec 4, 2010 -
ObscureParodySongFilter: Searching for a parody of the Destiny's Child song "Bills, Bills, Bills" - only it was "Ribs, Ribs, Ribs." Sung by males extolling the virtues of a woman that could prepare great barbecue. The song was played in the late 90s on the radio in the Tampa, Florida area. I'd love to hear it again and my google-fu is failing me.
posted by gnutron
on Nov 27, 2010 -
I watched Darjeeling Limited
/ Hotel Chevalier
a while ago and I fell in love with one of the songs featured in these movies. The song is Where do you go my lovely by Peter Sarstedt. To me it conveys sophistication, melancholy and nostalgia. What other songs from this era would I probably like?
posted by bbxx
on Nov 23, 2010 -
What is the correct way to reference a song in an academic paper if it is in the public domain due to age? I'm using the words of songs written in the 1800's, but I'm not sure what my obligation is for citations, and how I would go about referencing it, as most song citations including things like specific date, recording company, etc. Thanks!
posted by SpacemanStix
on Nov 15, 2010 -
I'm thinking of a song...from the '90s by a female pop artist who probably would be considered a one-hit-wonder. But I can't quite place it. [more inside]
posted by iamisaid
on Nov 7, 2010 -
What's the name of the fairly recent indie song with a lot of whistling in it and the line "I really care about you" in the lyrics?
posted by zinegurl
on Nov 2, 2010 -
I'm looking for transcendent folk/pop/rock/country songs with strong vocal harmonies. [more inside]
posted by sockpup
on Oct 25, 2010 -
Wasn't the song 'O Siem' around before Susan Aglukark recorded it in 1995? I feel certain that I heard it in the 70s. In case it matters, I lived in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada as a child from 1971 to 1979, and it was during this period that I believe I heard the song on the radio. The Wikipedia entry
for the song credits Aglukark as one of the writers and mentions no other versions. I also can't find any earlier reference on allmusic or via a Google search. Could it have been spelled differently? I think the lyrics were the same. I remember the title phrase being pronounced "oozy-em" and the inclusion of at least some of the same lines as in the chorus of the Aglukark song: "O Siem / We are all family / O Siem / We're all the same". I'm an amateur musician and have a very good music memory. If this is a false memory, it is an incredibly convincing one, and I have not previously (knowingly) experienced anything similar.
posted by dopeydad
on Oct 20, 2010 -
I'd like to learn and sing traditional English songs with a twist. I mean funny songs. [more inside]
posted by nicolin
on Oct 5, 2010 -
Can anyone help me identify this song, given a description of the first 45ish seconds (no lyrics)? [more inside]
posted by mekily
on Sep 27, 2010 -
Please help me find a song played before the Pavement concert in St. Paul last night! Byrdsy jangle pop with a chorus of "See you tonight" repeated. [more inside]
posted by punchdrunkhistory
on Sep 13, 2010 -