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I need clean crisp percussive songs.

I need more songs like Cups that has really clean crisp percussive sounds with not much reverb. [more inside]
posted by Uncle on Jul 14, 2014 - 9 answers

Songs about particular days of the year

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]
posted by Jasper Fnorde on Apr 14, 2014 - 40 answers

Dark dance music that says quarter life crisis

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]
posted by Erberus on Mar 21, 2014 - 14 answers

Help me find a song like "Last Friday Night"

For reasons, I need a song that has a similar feel and tone to "Last Friday Night (TGIF)" by Katy Perry. [more inside]
posted by emcat8 on Jan 5, 2014 - 22 answers

Is there a name for this (old-school) radio station song modification?

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?)
posted by Oriole Adams on Dec 5, 2013 - 21 answers

Searching for a recently heard swinging French language kid's song.

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]
posted by OmieWise on Oct 7, 2013 - 4 answers

Anything but "We are the Champions"

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.
posted by DigDoug on Aug 26, 2013 - 23 answers

Hello darling!

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!
posted by turniphead on May 4, 2013 - 87 answers

songs about kissing? catch: the word kiss is not in the title

Looking for songs about kissing, but without the obvious word 'kiss' in the title. Avoiding 'lips' would be good too.
posted by thatgirld on Apr 10, 2013 - 33 answers

ISO a song called "Magazine" from the mid-late 90s

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]
posted by rhiannonstone on Jan 10, 2013 - 3 answers

Lyrics for Jean Lou?

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!
posted by lasamana on Nov 29, 2012 - 1 answer

I need music that says, "Make a move on me already!"

Songs that say--"hey, come and get it already!" [more inside]
posted by araisingirl on Oct 30, 2012 - 44 answers

Live acoustic party music

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]
posted by Slarty Bartfast on Oct 20, 2012 - 24 answers

Musical spiders

My family has an ongoing joke about finding the Christmas spider. Help me find songs that mention spiders! [more inside]
posted by dorey_oh on Oct 1, 2012 - 26 answers

Do you have any examples of songs that deal with poverty v. wealth in mate selection?

I'm looking for examples of songs that deal with poverty v. wealth in mate selection. [more inside]
posted by CoinOp on Jul 13, 2012 - 42 answers

My ears are requesting some swoony swagger.

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?
posted by iamkimiam on Jun 29, 2012 - 26 answers

B is for Baffled

Name that swingin' kid-appropriate tune! [more inside]
posted by shiu mai baby on Jun 28, 2012 - 5 answers

Seeking good songs for a song circle in the woods

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]
posted by rivenwanderer on Jun 18, 2012 - 21 answers

Help me track down a song!

Tunefilter: I'm trying to track down a song I heard in a bar last night... [more inside]
posted by emmatrotsky on May 10, 2012 - 11 answers

Danza Kuduro is NOT what I want

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]
posted by StrikeTheViol on Apr 24, 2012 - 11 answers

spanish songs that use vos

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]
posted by huxham on Apr 15, 2012 - 15 answers

English translation of French lyrics sung by Czech band?

What's the English translation of these French songs sung by the Czech band Miou Miou? [more inside]
posted by nicebookrack on Feb 9, 2012 - 2 answers

What Else is Like the Peter Gunn Theme?

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?
posted by musofire on Feb 2, 2012 - 27 answers

The Cheap Completist

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]
posted by Knappster on Dec 23, 2011 - 33 answers

Why no recent Christmas music?

Why is almost all Christmas/holiday music from over 50 years ago? [more inside]
posted by Nikolai on Dec 9, 2011 - 55 answers

iTunes Is Eliminating My Songs And I'd Like Them Back!

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.
posted by purplesludge on Nov 11, 2011 - 14 answers

In the Bloomingdales Christmas Rotation 2010...

Last Christmas, there was an indie guitar song that was really popular...help me figure out what it was! [more inside]
posted by whimsicalnymph on Nov 4, 2011 - 6 answers

Bombastic, histrionic, over-the-top, emotionally cathartic songs

Bombastic, histrionic, over-the-top, emotionally cathartic songs? Preferably those especially good played LOUD. [more inside]
posted by vers on Oct 15, 2011 - 79 answers

Chewing hides the sound.

MetaPandora: Recommend me some more songs like French Film Blurred, Sinister Exaggerator, When It's War, Golden Hours, Burning Skies. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Sep 25, 2011 - 12 answers

What are some songs to get over a broken heart?

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.
posted by holdenjordahl on Aug 5, 2011 - 53 answers

What is this 90s R & B torch song?

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!
posted by sideofwry on May 20, 2011 - 6 answers

SongFilter: Music along the lines of Eels' "Are You and Me Gonna Happen Soon?".

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.
posted by alexandermatheson on Apr 3, 2011 - 12 answers

Do you have any recommendations for fantastic songs/albums in Spanish?

Do you have any recommendations for fantastic songs/albums in Spanish? [more inside]
posted by teststrip on Mar 22, 2011 - 40 answers

I rock in the affirmative! I rock in the negative!

Please help me find the most life-affirming "Yeah!" and devastating "No!" in all of rock n' roll history. [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Feb 24, 2011 - 45 answers

I need to find sources for my Croatian roots.

My husband and I are both a quarter Croatian. Both our respective families hail from around Dubrovnic, on the Dalmatian coast. Being from such diverse backgrounds, we appreciate this cultural heritage that we share in common. As such, we would very much like to be put into contact people who can provide us with fabrics, traditional musics, religious traditions and the like. [more inside]
posted by msali on Feb 13, 2011 - 10 answers

Here Comes the Bride, All Dressed in White, da da da daaa da da da da daaa da da...

Please tell me all the versions of "Here Comes the Bride" that you know - the sillier, the better. [more inside]
posted by peagood on Dec 7, 2010 - 13 answers

TUF 12 walk out song

What song did Jonathan Brookins walk out to tonight on The Ultimate Fighter Season 12 finale?
posted by aceyim on Dec 5, 2010 - 2 answers

Name That Song, Round 10,872

NameThatTuneFilter: heard a song earlier tonight while trying on shirts at Nordstrom Rack. Meant to Google the lyrics. Promptly forgot. Am now heartbroken. [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew on Nov 29, 2010 - 8 answers

Lost Song Flyer--"I want to hear a symphony."

This is incredibly vague, but metafilter is equally helpful for stuff like this! I heard a song with a male singer and the chorus was something like "I want to hear a symphony" and then how he wanted more out of life or a relationship. [more inside]
posted by shortyJBot on Nov 10, 2010 - 6 answers

What are some other upbeat songs actually sing about being/going/moving "up"?

What upbeat songs have the word "up" in the title, or as a main focus of the lyrics? [more inside]
posted by mostly vowels on Nov 6, 2010 - 54 answers

Songs about movie stars

I need inspiration for a playlist - all songs about actors [OR by movie stars that don't normally sing]. So - Gorillaz - "Clint Eastwood", works well, as does Clint Eastwood - "I talk to the trees". I prefer songs about the stars, but by is acceptable too.
posted by dash_slot- on Sep 23, 2010 - 91 answers

Surely there's more than Funkytown...

MixTapeFilter:Songs about Minnesota? Sorta previously.
posted by advicepig on Sep 18, 2010 - 35 answers

Looks like we made it!

Tomorrow the kids are going back to school. What song links can I click on after the magic bus rolls down my street and takes them away, to aptly celebrate my enduring the longest summer ever?
posted by maloon on Sep 8, 2010 - 15 answers

Why can't I get rid of the song in my head?

Someone just sang a stupid song, to himself; he sits next to me at work. Which raises a question: Why do songs get stuck in our brains for days? What is the scientific explanation for this phenomena? Is it an affect of modern life on the individual? Do we fear of loneliness?
posted by lipsum on Aug 31, 2010 - 8 answers

Rock songs about New York

Help me find some rock songs about New York. I'm travelling to New York in a week and my travel buddy will be inflicting Empire State of Mind by Jay-Z on me at every possible opportunity, so I need a song to counterract it. Preferably in the rock, grunge or metal genres.
posted by Kris10_b on Jul 6, 2010 - 49 answers

Soul song with "Frere Jacques" intro?

What is the soul(/funk) song that begins with the horn section playing "Frere Jacques" ("Are You Sleeping")? [more inside]
posted by ism on Jun 11, 2010 - 7 answers

postmodern / ironic songs

What are some other songs like Short Skirt, Long Jacket and Drunk Girls? [more inside]
posted by Solon and Thanks on Jun 8, 2010 - 25 answers

What songs have a military sounding snare drum in the background

What songs start with a snare drum (like a military parade) or have a snare throughout the song? [more inside]
posted by birchhook on May 24, 2010 - 35 answers

Irish Songbook

I'd like to sing some good Irish songs with a bunch of kids (I play the guitar) to have them learn something about Irish culture. Could you point at some meaningful, beautiful, traditional Irish songs ? (Tabs, melody, lyrics and background resources welcomed).
posted by nicolin on May 5, 2010 - 11 answers

Gender-bending Song Covers

I need examples of gender-specific songs covered by singers of the opposite gender. For instance, Jack White's cover of Dolly Parton's "Jolene". [more inside]
posted by domo on Apr 19, 2010 - 114 answers

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