I'm looking for songs and poems about damage, wounds and woundedness, harm done, brokenness, being not OK. Details below the fold. [more inside]
I need some help wrapping up a playlist that I'm working on and the closing track is really giving me a headache, so I'd like to know if any of you have recommendations for songs that close out an album perfectly. More details inside! [more inside]
I'm doing PR for a heroic dissident who is on hunger strike to protest the actions of a dictator. He's in grave danger and I have little hope. I think he will be gone soon. Can anyone suggest poems or quotes relevant to this situation? I want them for my own comfort, but it would be especially useful if there was something that wasn't too long that I could use for PR. [more inside]
This song line has been on my mind: Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir? In English, it means "Would you like to (go) to bed with me this evening?" It occurs to me it represents an unusual paradigm: Enthusiastic, affirmative mutual consent. It doesn't merely ask "will you agree to this?" It asks "do you desire it?" Looking for more like this. [more inside]
5 people need to learn the non-Keith Partridge parts of this song. For me, it's easiest to listen to the song over and over and learn by ear, but others can would rather learn it by sight. [more inside]
I'm looking for songs along the theme of teaching -- the only example I can think of right now is "Do-Re-Mi" from The Sound of Music... Not finding Google helpful so far. There must be more! Any type of music is fair game.
I recently completed the videogame Life Is Strange, which I liked very much. The game's conclusion features the song 'Spanish Sahara', by Foals. It's an absolute knockout tune - a sprawling, emotional epic that builds, builds, builds and goes somewhere truly breathtaking without resorting to walls of sound or some kind of 'epic' conclusion. It reminded me of my current favourite song: 'No Reptiles', by Everything Everything, which could be the soundtrack to a montage of a complex life. I'm looking for more songs like these. [more inside]
Many years ago, I heard a song that included the following lyrics: "She gave up all her dreams, so that I could buy ice cream" and I haven't been able to find it again. [more inside]
I really can't think of good examples of songs where women have the lead vocals and a man / group of men only jump in for the chorus / the la-la-las / whatever. (There's a song on Exile In Guyville, but that's all I've got.) Please help me out with some tunes. Thanks!
I got an alto ocarina on a bit of a whim. Recommend songs for me to play on it besides Zelda music! [more inside]
Anyone know of a dependable encyclopedia for song credits? [more inside]
I love love and I hate most love songs. I feel that real love is incredibly beautiful in it's complexity yet knowledge of it's frailty. I want songs that express this sentiment without being cynical.
Something about the lion's roar at the beginning of the Pet Shop Boys' cover of Always on my Mind really gets me. What other songs use animal sounds to great effect? [more inside]
I'm looking for more songs similar to M. Ward's "One Hundred Million Years" for a 20-minute baby photo/video compilation. I have found plenty of kids' songs and songs written about having children. I'm looking for more indie songs that echo the sentiment, "And this love, this love between you and I, Is older than that burning ball of fire up in the sky." Songs by indie singers about endless love, happiness, joy, the beauty of life, etc. would fit the bill. [more inside]
I absolutely love the vibe of the song "I'm Not the Only One" by Sam Smith. Would like more songs like this, please. [more inside]
I'm making a playlist of great songs that include great puns and I need help! [more inside]
I need more songs like Cups that has really clean crisp percussive sounds with not much reverb. [more inside]
Looking for some hatred-filled songs to channel my frustration. [more inside]
Happy Ruination Day, people of Metafilter! Gillian Welch wrote this great duofold song about April 14. Loudon Wainwright III wrote one that's sort of about March 16. Can you tell me about other songs about particular days of the year? Important limitations: [more inside]
I am looking for modern, dark, forward thinking, dance music which preferably somehow reflects on the theme of a quarter life crisis. Overly exacting specifications inside. [more inside]
For reasons, I need a song that has a similar feel and tone to "Last Friday Night (TGIF)" by Katy Perry. [more inside]
Back when radio stations were limited to AM/FM (no satellite, etc) I recall several occasions when individual stations in my area would alter a song if it suited their call letters. For example, WDRQ was referred as "the Q", and whenever they played Rod Stewart's "Maggie May" and got to the line "...or steal my daddy's cue" they'd stutter-repeat the word "cue" so it sounded like "Q-Q-Q". They would do the same with Brownsville Station's "Smoking in the Boys Room" ("the noon bell rings, you know that's my cue"). In a similar vein, whenever CKLW played "Fire" by the Pointer Sisters, in the line "I'm riding in your car, you turn on the radio" the word "radio" was replaced by the call letters "CKLW." Is there any specific industry term for this practice? (And, if it's not too chat-filter-y, did stations in your area do this with particular songs?)
I heard a kid's song that I would describe as French swing (a bit like the style of the Triplettes of Belleville). I didn't get a good listen to the lyrics, but two things stood out: a chorus that started with the words "Click, Clack...," and a couple of spoken interludes to someone named Michel(le), who may have been a cat. Can you name this song and artist? [more inside]
I need a song suggestion (or 20ish) for how it feels at the end of a ridiculously over complicated project. Or maybe at the end of a marathon. Basically I'm looking for the perfect "YOU DID IT!" song.
I’m looking for songs that contain the word “darling.” The word doesn’t have to be included in the title. Bonus points if “darling” is part of the chorus. Thanks!
Looking for songs about kissing, but without the obvious word 'kiss' in the title. Avoiding 'lips' would be good too.
Asking for a friend, who says: I'm looking for a song called "Magazine" that I seem to recall was by a local San Francisco artist, popular in the 1996-1998 timeframe. [more inside]
I am looking for the lyrics for Jean Lou as sung by Gillian Hills and written by Charles Aznavour. I've looked all over google but am at a loss - please help!
Songs that say--"hey, come and get it already!" [more inside]
Looking for a list of old-timey popular standard songs to play (guitar/banjo/mandolin/harmonica, etc) with friends in the living room while we drink beer and let the kids jump around. [more inside]
My family has an ongoing joke about finding the Christmas spider. Help me find songs that mention spiders! [more inside]
I'm looking for examples of songs that deal with poverty v. wealth in mate selection. [more inside]
I'm looking for more songs like these three (male vocals, with dark and dour swoony swagger): Elbow - The Fix, The Damned - Torture Me, Blur - To the End. I already know about Murder by Death, Firewater, Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave, Joy Division, Morphine and Marc Almond...what am I missing?
Name that swingin' kid-appropriate tune! [more inside]
Seeking song reccommendations for a song circle/singalong in the woods. I want songs that are simple to teach, fun to sing, sound good, and don't make you feel like a 10-year-old at summer camp. Drinking songs, sea shanties, rounds, folk songs, etc. [more inside]
Tunefilter: I'm trying to track down a song I heard in a bar last night... [more inside]
Can you help me find Spanish-language songs covered in Portuguese, and Portuguese-language songs covered in Spanish? Bonus points if the singers and songs are Latin American, and if the songs are available on YouTube or Spotify. [more inside]
For a project I'm doing, I'm looking for songs in Spanish that demonstrate voseo (the use of the informal second-person singular pronoun vos). This way of speaking isn't technically "standard" Spanish, so I don't exactly know how to search for songs that show this usage. [more inside]
What's the English translation of these French songs sung by the Czech band Miou Miou? [more inside]
The "Pink Panther" theme and the "Peter Gunn" theme are both jazz pieces created by Henry Mancini in the 1960's. But musically, how are they similar? If I add Lalo Schifrin's "Mission Impossible" theme ... is this a particular flavor or genre of jazz? If I like these as music, what other pieces (that are not necessarily theme songs) would I like?
Google Music is selling $4.99 albums, but songs are only 49 cents each. Help me beat the system by suggesting great albums that include just a handful of songs. [more inside]
Why is almost all Christmas/holiday music from over 50 years ago? [more inside]
iTunes missing tracks filter: What can I do when I see the exclamation mark beside a song in iTunes and when I click on the song, I get the message "Song X could not be used because the original file could not be found. Would you like to locate it?" Then, of course, it can't find it. So I have two questions about this: 1. How can I find the songs that are currently tagged with that exclamation mark? I *know* I haven't deleted them. 2. How do I prevent this from happening in the future? Tech details: Windows 7,about 17,000 songs, if that matters. I'm sorry if this seems elementary, but I can't seem to find a straightforward answer to this in the forums. Thank you *so much* everyone for bearing with me with this simple (but screamingly frustrating) question.
Last Christmas, there was an indie guitar song that was really popular...help me figure out what it was! [more inside]
Bombastic, histrionic, over-the-top, emotionally cathartic songs? Preferably those especially good played LOUD. [more inside]
MetaPandora: Recommend me some more songs like French Film Blurred, Sinister Exaggerator, When It's War, Golden Hours, Burning Skies. [more inside]
To get over a broken heart (me all in, she in 65%), I'm compiling a song list on Spotify. So far, I've got "In Too Deep" by Genesis and "Some Other Time," by Bill Evans and Tony Bennett. Now I'm stuck. It seems that falling-in-love songs were more accessible to my mind than falling-out-of-love songs. Any suggestions would be greatly if not sorely appreciated. If they help anyone out there, all the better. Thanks.
A few weeks ago I heard a song coming out of my neighbor's window that I remember well from my youth in the late 90s -- or not so well, as it turns out. The singer is Janet Jackson or someone very similar, and the lyrics are something like, 'we can be freak (s) (y)/we won't get much sleep (?)/ blah blah blah early morn. Pretty sexy. Help!
SongFilter: Music along the lines of Eels' "Are You and Me Gonna Happen Soon?". Also like, and sharing the central, longing-filled theme of eagerness/waiting/emotional investment in a relationship that may or may not bear fruit of, Bright Eyes' "Make a Plan to Love Me" and Elliott Smith's "Say Yes". I look forward to you responses! Extra points for nominations falling under the indie umbrella.