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 -
Help me figure out the song that has been stuck in my head! I can't remember the title/composer at all, bugging me all day, etc. I managed to record a few notes
posted by Xere
on Sep 12, 2010 -
Hi, I need some help identifying a song.
It was a slow Korean R&B song by a male solo artist. I don't remember much about it, I think there was a sole electric keyboard at the start playing a simple accompaniment. (not sure though)
I know it is vague, but if you post some songs, I will try to lead you into a more specific direction.
posted by bboylawson
on Sep 11, 2010 -
What is the name of the karaoke song that the daughter is singing in Todd Solondz's recent film Life During Wartime? [more inside]
posted by cymru_j
on Sep 6, 2010 -
Identify-this-song-filter: Looking for a recent pop song, which is similar in style and released within a year or two to Chris Brown's Forever. [more inside]
posted by moiraine
on Sep 3, 2010 -
For those who are awesome at identifying songs from next-to-nothing - why does the guitar part from this song
("Aaron and Maria" by the American Analog Set) sound so naggingly familiar? I know I've heard it before, but for the life of me I can't place it. [more inside]
posted by ella wren
on Sep 2, 2010 -
MusicTeleVision: What music videos closely express the song premise? 50's to now, I would love to know and SLYT is encouraged. [more inside]
posted by Funmonkey1
on Aug 24, 2010 -
I need to send an MP3 music file to a number of email addresses. I want to do this by directing people to a download on a web link, rather than emailing the (large) file direct.
I also want to be able to password-protect the file in that link (either the file or the link), so the music doesn't get passed around beyond the list of recipients.
Does anyone know of any good resources for this?
Thanks, oh wise ones.
posted by Conductor71
on Aug 17, 2010 -
Irish song filter. Looking for a sad song heard in Boston, 94-95. Two boys growing up together, their fathers missing (prison?), build a snowman.
posted by LonnieK
on Aug 14, 2010 -
I'm looking for scenes in movies / TV shows where the characters are singing whilst driving. [more inside]
posted by jontyjago
on Jul 31, 2010 -
My 16-month old loves when I sing "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" and he will mimic the hand movements. What are some other songs or activities I can do that involves this kind of interaction? [more inside]
posted by zardoz
on Jul 21, 2010 -
Name-that-song filter. Male singer, lyrics (I think) contain the line: "as big as Saskatchewan, you're never going to see me again." Any ideas? Not much more inside, I'm afraid. [more inside]
posted by the cat's pyjamas
on Jul 20, 2010 -
MetaSong: What are some pop or dance songs about songs, music, dancing, DJs or some combination of these things? [more inside]
posted by matkline
on Jul 19, 2010 -