So is there a name for the type of song that We Are The World is? Something where a big group of people get together and each sing a little part of it? I need to find examples of songs like that - really with pop music - and I'm not sure what I'm searching for.
I was at a long protest about a month ago, over the electoral college, and to build momentum a couple of people started the crowd singing. Except after we got through the US national anthem and "This Land is My Land", we all collectively forgot any songs that would work to build liberal unity. Help me think of more so I'm prepared for next time. [more inside]
Last.fm used to keep an amazing, long list of "similar tracks" for every song. As of a year or two ago, their godawful new interface only shows four. Can full lists still somehow be generated somewhere, and if so where/how? [more inside]
I'm in need of some new additions to my kitchen dancing playlists. Who should I be listening to? [more inside]
I love, love, love melancholy or sad songs that feature an electric organ, but I stumble upon them infrequently. Could you help me find more? [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.
Looking for music and hopefully audio for birthday songs that might have been sung in the states before ~1860, ideally in English. I feel certain that I have seen a list of such songs in the past, but several decades worth of hubbub about the "Happy Birthday to You" copyright and the generic nature of the possible search terms seem to have have rendered Google helpless. Thanks!
Lots of laboring jobs have a history of singing while working. Does mining? Are there miner songs?
Tell me about some songs that are sensual in the way that "Take Me to Church" is, but aren't overtly, explicitly sexual the way that "Do Me!" or "Let's Get It On" are. [more inside]
I really like the music in Apple's "Aluminum" video for the Apple Watch. Unfortunately, AppleMusic.info has no information about this video. Any idea who the artist might be?
Lately I've been enjoying Grenadine's eponymous album. But my French is non-existent, and I can't find lyrics anywhere. What are these songs about, anyway? [more inside]
Hi. So a good friend of mine is a happy young woman, about to have her 23rd birthday. She's asked her friends for songs to play. I found a list of songs referring to being 23, here on Metafilter - but they're all generally pretty depressing and negative about being 23. Do people have songs they recommend, for happy young women in general? Her tastes are modern, rock-oriented and eclectic - she's a big fan of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Pretty Reckless, MGMT, and dance music, for example. thanks!
I'm looking for more love songs with a specific theme - essentially, "You drive me fucking crazy and sometimes I want to throttle you and we're both kind of fucked up AND ALSO I love you more than anything and need you more than air and think you're the best person ever." [more inside]
Looking for songs that reflect the following sentiment: I'm sorry I hurt you, you were right to end things, I hope we can build a better friendship but I don't expect anything, thank you for trying anyway. [more inside]
A friend is organising an event about protecting children from child abuse. Most cases where a child dies from abuse or is significantly harmed show a lack of professionals actually listening to the child - this event is to encourage agencies working with these children to listen more and listen better. She needs music (for background, as people are arriving and in between speakers) with a message of listening and hearing. There's lots of promising song titles out there but most are obviously about lost loves. Can anybody recommend some great songs which may fit the bill? Bonus points for songs likely to be familiar in the UK!
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!
Musicfilter//: I love the following 2 songs: Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win (Beastie Boys featuring Santigold) and 1977 by Ana Tijoux. What else should I listen to? [more inside]
What's the English translation of these French songs sung by the Czech band Miou Miou? [more inside]
Hi. Help me find fun pop songs, not in English, which are full of profanity. [more inside]
I'm looking for any and all songs about murder and murderers. [more inside]
Can you give me examples of riddle songs, or more information about riddle songs? [more inside]
I would like to find more songs with lyrics that express life philosophies in terms of food. [more inside]
Help me find songs about love or close friendship that contain lyrics about something other than the feeeeeelings the couple has for each another. [more inside]
This song and also this one are men singing about the (their?) penis. Are there songs where ladies sing about lady-parts?
MetaSong: What are some pop or dance songs about songs, music, dancing, DJs or some combination of these things? [more inside]
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).
What are some good songs about baseball? [more inside]
Looking for songs about fonts... [more inside]
I'd like to learn some more comedy songs to sing at the piano along the lines of Hugh Laurie's Mystery. Suggestions? [more inside]
Help me find this male/female duet that goes something like "Some day soon I'm gonna get away and you'll be sorry". [more inside]
Musicians/musically inclined mefites: help a non-musician better recognize the intricacies of music. [more inside]
Someone took a picture / of Kate Moss doing lines / Now she's being victimized / for imaginary crimes
Does anyone have a good download link for the entirety of thepartyparty's tracks? I remember I used to have 8 or 9 different remixes, but the website seems to have whittled that down to only 5, and with no clean download links. I need my "Dick is a Killer"!
What are some songs featuring acoustic guitars, rather than electric, that could still be considered "metal"? [more inside]
I like singers with strange voices. I don't like novelty songs (e.g. Betty Boop) and I don't like "songs" that are so avant-garde that they're basically noise (e.g. someone screaming into a microphone). So I'm not looking for strange music. I'm looking for traditional (melodic) music sung by singers with non-traditional singing voices. Examples of what I like: Joanna Newsom, Leon Redbone, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Elaine Stritch. [more inside]
I'm driving cross country and am looking to make a mix CD for the road using songs about America. Ask Metafilter has previously tackled similar questions dealing with songs about Los Angeles, California, New York, New Jersey and even Europe, but what are some of the best songs about America?
Help identify a strange and creepy children's song from my past that seems ungoogleable. [more inside]
Is there a website where one could enter the name of a song and be returned with a list of other songs that are known to have sampled segments of your query song?
Sound (or video with sound) clip of the "Happy Birthday" song ... sung in German? [more inside]
What are some songs about countries or cities in Europe?
Help me create a playlist contemporary songs that mention / are about plants or animals (and aren't too sappy). [more inside]
Yet another mixtape thread: Looking for songs with the theme "You are valuable." [more inside]
Shhh! A mixcd about silence... [more inside]
What are some impressive birthday songs, or songs that would work for a birthday song? My wife's a soprano with 10 years of voice training, and she's looking for something showy to sing for co-workers' birthdays. [more inside]
This song is about a letter found in the glove compartment of a used car (maybe a chevrolet) The letter says something to the effect that "If you read this, I have died." Want to get this song as a Christmas present for my dad.
In the spirit of many "best [mood] songs" questions that have been asked... I need suggestions for songs fit for making out and well, taking it further if required. What are the sexiest songs you've heard?