Back in Riot Grrrl days, a pen pal made me an amazing mix tape. It was 90% mostly-west coast hardcore (Los Crudos, Spitboy) and 10% Guys and Dolls soundtrack, I shit you not -- obviously the best ever. I have no idea what her name was and I don't have the tape or the liner notes, but there are two songs that were great and haunt me. Please reach into your knowledge of 90s punk and hc, and help me identify them. [more inside]
Help me identify this song from a vague memory of a commercial. The timeframe is about mid to late 90s and it was in the USA. I think it was for beer, and the song was foreign (my memory says French but there's no way I would have known that at the time). [more inside]
I've had this song stuck in my head for at least a week, and it's driving me up the wall. The chorus (?) is "can you hear me" repeated 4 times, and the rest of the details are as follows... [more inside]
My neighbor puts on a delightfully tacky Christmas light show complete with synchronized music. I heard this goofy song there a few years ago, and ever since then I've wondered what it's supposed to be. [more inside]
Please help me ID these two rap songs I heard at the gas station tonight. Yeah I shoulda just asked them but I didn't and now it's killing me. [more inside]
A few years ago, I'm not sure how many, I was listening to an episode of Jesse Thorn's "Bullseye" podcast and heard a singer-songwriter perform a song sung from the point of view of someone stationed at a military base in either Afghanistan or Iraq, addressed to the prostitute that he's smuggled onto the base. I cannot recall who the performer was or what the song was called.
I've got a snippet of an oboe solo in my head. My wife, the oboe player, recognizes but cannot ID it. Minor key, starts with a held iii, slow trill between iii and II, to I and then... [more inside]
Probably early nineties. I recall it sounding like a hybrid of Belly and Green Apple Quick Step. [more inside]
I heard a song on the radio today that I really liked, but foolishly I didn't drop everything and try to find it, and now that I've forgotten the lyrics I attempted to memorise, I need help to ID it! The station's website only shows the last 20 or so recently played songs, so it's no help. What I remember is that the song was girl group-y, almost certainly from the sixties or seventies, and that the lyrics were in part about lying—I think there was some plaintive line in the chorus accusing someone of lying or something. OBVIOUSLY this doesn't narrow things down much, but I'll listen to anything that you think fits the bill!
Alternative/rock song, a guy with a deep voice singing, kind of slower than a typical indie song, it sounded a bit depressing. The singing was kind of muffled but the only lyrics I heard clearly in the chorus were "for tonight I say goodbye" and the very last line of the song was "For tonight I say my last goodbye" and he kind of slowed down for the very last line. [more inside]
Help me identify this indie rock song (with a Belle and Sebastian sound) with song lyrics that go, "I'm wasting my time." [more inside]
In the 379th episode of popular podcast, This American Life, titled "Return To The Scene Of The Crime", the prologue is dubbed with a jazzy instrumental that I've been unable to identify. Please take a look at the included track if you think you might be able to identify it. [more inside]
ahhh, ooo oo aHH! ahhh, ooo oo aHH! There's a song that starts this way! I thought it was an M83 song but that doesn't seem to be the case. Any ideas?
In the movie Presumed Innocent, around 1:29:00, there's a song played in the background. What is it? [more inside]
Roommates heard a German pop-ish song on spotify and are looking to find it again. Helfen Sie mir! [more inside]
This song is playing in the background of a trailer for Scandal (diffused in France, link here. I've heard it before, years ago, and can't for the life of me remember artist or title. Thanks!
I have part of a song stuck in my head. The lyrics I can remember are something that sounds like "A A, B B - CCDD, CCDD" - that is literally what is being sung, it's not the rhyme scheme. Who is the artist and what is the track called? [more inside]
It's sung by a woman in some kind of retro rock-y style that I can't quite articulate. It's a list of foods that girls either.. like or don't like, and the chorus is about popcorn.. I think. Challenge: pretty sure this is from a Portland, OR band, as I heard this on the local Portland-centric radio station KZME. [more inside]
There's an old song I had favorited on last.fm, but I no longer see it in my favorites. It's got a bit of a dubstep (original twostep/garage style, not "brostep") feel. The lyrics are something sung through a vocoder or voxbox, or maybe even synthesized. Definitely through electronic effects. "Lo-ove you, need you, ho-old you, clo-oser... I .. need... you right now" Or something to that effect? on the first two beats of each line, I think there's a half-step or so glide up (i.e. where I have the '-' in the words) The song starts with this sort of vocal stuff with keyboards. [more inside]
What artist/song is playing at the 27 minute mark of This American Life Episode 76: Mob ?
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]
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]
Song ID request: This American Life episode "Special Ed," roughly at the 51:00 mark. Instrumental, post-rock maybe? Link inside. [more inside]
Need the artist and song name of a song from Animal Planet's "American Stuffers" that has lyrics talking about "Novocaine" and is sung by a Carrie Underwood-type woman! Gah! [more inside]
Help me identify this song that I heard during a Cut Copy DJ set. [more inside]
What is the origin of the "whistled" tune in Britney Spears' "I Wanna Go?" [more inside]
I need help identifying a song that I heard played at a club recently. It may be a remix with a Zouk beat added. I apologize for the poor audio quality; this was the best my phone could do. Dropbox link to the video below the fold. [more inside]
Song ID: It was maybe ten years ago on the "alternative" station, and was more talking than singing. I only remember a couple of words. The line that I kinda [sorta, almost] remember is something like "... she unbuttoned my fly ... it was the longest thirty seconds of my whole life." [more inside]
We have a Graco Nasal Clear Nasal Aspirator that, as a peripheral function, plays 12 little melodies to distract kids as they're getting their sinuses suctioned. Eleven of them are ones I recognize but the twelfth is driving me nuts. [more inside]
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]
Song ID filter: What plays at 1:04 and again at the very end in this trailer for Carlos?
"I've been driving around. / Can't believe I'm getting older." Looking for a vaguely Red-House-Painters-sounding song with these lyrics that some coworkers of mine used to play. This would have been around 2001, in SE Michigan.
Help me identify a new country song I heard about a month ago on the Don Imus show. [more inside]
Song ID request for help: Some time ago I was listening to an indie rock radio station (probably 89.3 the Current) and I heard a song that I really enjoyed. I wrote down the date/time it was played and as many lyrics as I could get down. Unfortunately, I have since lost the slip of paper and have only a few scant clues to go off of. Here's what I remember: - It was a heavily digitized (vocoder?) voice, and sort of electronica-y, in the sort-of indie rock fashion (not like in the club or at a rave fashion). -The chorus included the lyrics (as best I can recall) the following fragments: "even though you really love [him/her]" and "...only causes you pain." I know how terribly little this is to go off of, but I figured if I had a shot anywhere, it would be here!
Can anyone identify the reggae song in this video?
SongIDfilter: "This American Life" tv show, season 2 episode 2, "Two Wars": what is the song playing over the last 2.5 minutes or so, as the "Grassnost" story's family eats dinner? [more inside]
Please help me identify this song, so I can buy it from Amazon and listen to it a thousand million times and maybe someday put it on a mix cd!
Hivemind, can you help me identify this song? Beat : strong, very danceable. Vocals : female, thick (like honey). For part of the song, she ends each line with "uh huh." I feel like it's a (recent) popular song, but every time I hear it, there's too much ambient noise for Shazam! to identify it.
Song identification needed for the music in a couple of the station ID bumpers on KCRW's online music stream. Difficulty level: no lyrics. MP3 snippets inside. [more inside]
(Song ID) E noto corrente - ? [more inside]
IdentifyThisElectronicMusicFilter: Does anybody know the name/artist/album of this minimal electronic track I found in a liveset (big mp3)? Or anything similar? [more inside]
What's this song with a jaunty melody I just heard playing in Lowe's? [more inside]
[SongID filter] So I heard a song while shopping in the Banana Republic outlet store this morning, and I really liked it. [Don't judge me, Judgy Judgerton...] It sounded a lot like the Magnetic Fields (I'm still half-convinced the voice was Stephen Merritt), a little like M Ward, a little like Jens Lekman. It had a bunch of jangling bells, some shushy instrumental bedding, and the only lyric I can remember being repeated: "but in a hundred years, I'll be right back here." It's not a lot to go on, but by your powers combined ...
Trying to help a friend trying to find a Gil Scott-Heron song. We are not sure of the name of the song -- I suspect it is a song that had been on the original vinyl album, but did not make the transition to CD. Any old-school vinyl-loving Gil fans able to help find this song? If memory serves, it contains the lyric: [more inside]
I'm trying to identify a song that I heard recently in a bar. A short clip of the song can be found here. Bonus question: what style of dance fits this song? I saw some couples doing something that looked similar to a waltz, but in 4/4 time. Any ideas what they were doing?
Help me ID this song that played during Ellen DeGeneres' Bigger Longer Wider show on TBS. [more inside]
(song ID) ... fast or slow ... east or west ... baby I don't know [more inside]
What song do the chorus' lyrics/melody of New Villager's "Rich Doors" bear a striking similarity to? (Link to listen inside.) [more inside]
Obscure early-90s-late-80s hip hop song identification: I used to hear this song on the radio back in the day, and the only part of it I can remember is a line that goes "Joey's in the back / He makes the fly folds wiggle." Anyone? [more inside]
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