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.
posted by metasailor
on Jul 29, 2014 -
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]
posted by DulcineaX
on Feb 7, 2014 -
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]
posted by divabat
on Nov 13, 2013 -
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!
posted by razzman
on May 18, 2013 -
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 -
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]
posted by Quizicalcoatl
on Dec 15, 2012 -
Can you give me examples of riddle songs, or more information about riddle songs? [more inside]
posted by bq
on Aug 22, 2011 -
I would like to find more songs with lyrics that express life philosophies in terms of food. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee
on May 24, 2011 -
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]
posted by Gori Girl
on Apr 28, 2011 -
and also this one
are men singing about the (their?) penis.
Are there songs where ladies sing about lady-parts?
posted by Lorc
on Feb 15, 2011 -
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 -
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 -
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]
posted by overglow
on Mar 22, 2009 -
Musicians/musically inclined mefites: help a non-musician better recognize the intricacies of music. [more inside]
posted by kiki_s
on Mar 1, 2009 -
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"!
posted by TheNewWazoo
on Jul 20, 2008 -
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]
posted by grumblebee
on Jun 22, 2008 -
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
, New York
, New Jersey
and even Europe
, but what are some of the best songs about America?
posted by DoorFrame
on May 15, 2008 -
Help identify a strange and creepy children's song from my past that seems ungoogleable. [more inside]
posted by trinarian
on Nov 3, 2007 -
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?
posted by Witty
on Jul 20, 2007 -
Sound (or video with sound) clip of the "Happy Birthday" song ... sung in German? [more inside]
posted by donpedro
on Jun 28, 2007 -
What are some songs about countries or cities in Europe?
posted by catburger
on Apr 8, 2007 -
Help me create a playlist contemporary songs that mention / are about plants or animals (and aren't too sappy). [more inside]
posted by gavia
on Oct 1, 2006 -
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]
posted by agropyron
on Feb 1, 2006 -
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.
posted by Penguin
on Dec 18, 2005 -
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?
posted by anonymous
on Nov 24, 2004 -