Many years ago, WGBH (NPR) in Boston had a Saturday afternoon folk music program. One day they played exerpts from an album by a singer/guitarist who had recorded rude songs that children sing when they think that there are no adults around. Who could this be and what is name of the album?
posted by Raybun
on Feb 11, 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 -
Does anyone know the URL of a site where you entered a band you like and it showed connections to other bands based on a recommendation system? The whole thing was done in flash and looked very cool.
posted by FeldBum
on Jan 12, 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 -
Im just starting out in a relationship with a really great girl. Problem is, when we met she was also starting a relationship with another guy. Now shes torn between us. Help me win her over musically. [more inside]
posted by lemonfridge
on Dec 10, 2005 -
Some guy once impressed me by humming the theme from "The Munsters" and joining it seamlessly with "If I Were a Rich Man" from "Fiddler on the Roof." In idle moments, I try to repeat this amazing feat, but I can't figure out how the songs fit together. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee
on Nov 23, 2005 -
Has anyone heard this (incredibly strange) song before? (Lyrics only.) [more inside]
posted by Jofus
on Nov 17, 2005 -
Which Randy Newman song goes: "Where you going with your shoes undone ... throwing rocks making fun of everyone?" [more inside]
posted by Jeff_Larson
on Nov 16, 2005 -
I'm looking for weed-related songs to listen to. I'm thinking along the lines of Ben Harper's "Burn One Down", Tom Petty's "Last Dance With Maryjane" or Sublime's "Smoke Two Joints". Try to stick to chillin', rock-type songs as opposed to Hip Hop (but if you've got a Hip Hop one that you love feel free to add it to the list). Thanks in advance!
posted by Anizev
on Nov 15, 2005 -
Who sang "I want to be on your teevee so that you will notice me./You don't notice nothing else except that box that's on your shelf."?
posted by Eothele
on Oct 7, 2005 -
What are some songs that remind us to be thankful for our good fortune? Just the fact that you are sitting at a computer reading this probably puts you in the top 10% of wealthy people in the world.
I'd like to make a CD of songs that have a positive message about appreciating and being thankful for what we've got.
I remember singing as a child:
"Be thankful for the good things that you've got.
The good things that you've got are for many just a dream,
So be thankful for the good things that we've got."
That's the jist I'm going for, but not children's songs.
posted by gfroese
on Sep 30, 2005 -
What modern songs sound like they could have been done by The Beatles?
posted by smackfu
on Sep 29, 2005 -
: I am looking for songs of any genre that use food as a metaphor for sex. The two songs that I could come up with are Mississippi John Hurt's Candyman
and Van Halen's Ice Cream Man
. Thanks so much.
posted by captainscared
on Aug 22, 2005 -
I need karaoke song suggestions suitable for my voice. My range is somewhere between Bass and Baritone. I can go higher, but it's difficult for me to keep in the right octave, and I almost always end up dropping songs made for Tenors down an octave or two. Examples: Blink 182 songs, Inside Out, even Creed songs I tend to lower without realizing it. [more inside]
posted by ElfWord
on Aug 9, 2005 -
MixCDFilter: Any minute now, I'll be an aunt. I'd like to make a lullaby mix CD for my hipster niece/nephew-to-be. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by donnagirl
on Jul 30, 2005 -
The recent release of two albums with songs about UFO sightings inspires me to ask for recommendations of other UFO songs. [more inside]
posted by matildaben
on Jul 25, 2005 -
Hi. I like to keep a playlist handy on the iPod for those times when me and the wife are having some private time which may or may not lead into that most blessed of acts... [more inside]
posted by glenwood
on Jul 20, 2005 -
: a friend into shortwave radio picked up this song
over the airwaves, recorded it to tape for posterity, and has been transfixed since -- but doesn't know what it is or who's singing. It's a long-shot, but can someone ID this?
posted by I EAT TAPAS
on Jul 11, 2005 -
I'm looking for the lyrics to the "Ballad of the MI Soldier." It was a joke military song about the stereotypical qualities of intelligence professionals. I had it a while back, but can't find the disc it was on. I tried googling, but it doesn't produce anything useful.
posted by mystyk
on Jul 6, 2005 -
I would like help with the identify of a song I heard on NPR a few years ago.
It was something of a "metasong" with lyrics stating the part of the song currently being sung. Such as "this is the bridge" and "Here comes the chorus".
I would like to hear this song again.
posted by Axandor
on Jun 27, 2005 -
What songs/bands from the current decade will be played on classic hits radio stations in twenty years? [more inside]
posted by alms
on Jun 14, 2005 -
When I wake my 3 year old daughter up in the morning, I always sing a few lines from a song that goes:
"Oh! The bright sun comes up/and the little bird sings/'Good morning!/Good morning!/Good Morning to you!'"
What the heck song is this? Are there more (or correct?) words? Actual music? [more inside]
posted by robhuddles
on Jun 13, 2005 -
Recently, my boyfriend of about 3 years broke up with me. Apparently not because of anything I
did, but because he needs to "sort some stuff out" (which apparently means jumping into the arms of another man in under a week, but I digress). Unfortunately, I'm still madly in love with him. Oh, and we're roommates.
Anyway, I'm looking for songs that I can buy from iTunes Music Store to express the mixture of sadness / betrayal / anger / hopelessness / listlessness / general malaise / etc. I'm feeling. Do you
have a mixtape for the dumped? [more inside]
posted by chota
on Jun 5, 2005 -
I'm already thinking about summer (maybe too optimistically at this point) but I know for sure that our plans include some camping trips. I'd like to bring my guitar along for kicks, but I don't know what to play. What are some good (not cliche, not sappy, etc) songs that would be good? Keep in mind that I'm not amazing at guitar, nor am I amazing at singing.
posted by devilsbrigade
on May 22, 2005 -
What (preferably good) songs shift back and forth between fast and slow? I'm trying to put together an iPod playlist for a workout that goes back and forth between slow, steady jogging and spurts of sprinting. (Yeah, I know--I could just alternate slow songs and fast songs--but then the tempo would only shift every 3 minutes or so.) All genres are welcome, although I have a slight bias towards either jazz/swing or indie rock for this particular mix.
posted by yankeefog
on Apr 27, 2005 -
When I was a kid, I remember hearing on the news about a study that had determined that there were a few specific life-cycles for the way a hypothetical person's might react to any new pop-song. One type of song would get more popular the more times it had been heard and then would plummet in popularity when a person had heard it around fifteen times. Others took longer to get popular but would stay at the top longer. These studies were used to help radio networks determine what to play - how to make songs into hits and how often to play them once they had become hits. Does anyone know anything about these studies and where I might be able to find them?
posted by barbelith
on Apr 4, 2005 -
I just watched Harold and Maude for the first time in several years. The intense "and there was a blinding flash!! kill!! kill! " monologue by Uncle Victor triggered a synapse in my brain and I KNOW this is sampled somewhere in a song. [more inside]
posted by glenwood
on Mar 13, 2005 -
I'm compiling a list of misunderstood song lyrics as a gift for a friend who has an obsession with, well, misunderstood song lyrics. [...] [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie
on Jan 28, 2005 -
A while ago I watched Real Women Have Curves and heard a beautiful song during the scene part way through the movie when she and the preppy kid are first getting together. Went something like, "nina hermosa, nina something, nina something." Sorry I can't be more specific. Anyway, I bought the soundtrack to get the song and sadly it was not on the soundtrack. Any idea what that song is?
posted by Amizu
on Jan 22, 2005 -
PianoFilter: I've been playing piano as a self-taught amateur for close to twenty years; but I never bothered learning many songs. What are the great rock/pop piano songs that I should learn to play?
posted by vraxoin
on Jan 20, 2005 -
We've just had an extensive discussion of good cover songs
, so it's time to ask the opposite question: what covers should be avoided at all costs? [+]
posted by SisterHavana
on Jan 18, 2005 -
How do you get rid of earworms (a song that keeps repeating in your head throughout the day)?
posted by lorbus
on Jan 12, 2005 -
Who was the artist covering Ain't Misbehavin'
on NPR today? Heard around 4 pm eastern on WAMU. Female. Mena something?
posted by NortonDC
on Jan 11, 2005 -
Musicfilter: does anyone know the name of the new Ying Yang Twins song where the guy is whispering? It's sort of the exception that proves the rule, if you know what I mean.
posted by symbebekos
on Dec 24, 2004 -
I'm looking 2-3 Lou Rawls songs. One is a cover of Girl from Impanema
, the others are songs from Garfield's Halloween
. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by weston
on Dec 24, 2004 -
I want to find out the name of the song that's playing in the Y do you think "Lick" anti-tobacco ad
? Its a catchy ska song i remember from high school. I probably even own it, but i don't know where to look in my own collection. If anyone can help... oh MAN this place will be the best!
posted by indiebass
on Dec 15, 2004 -
Any ideas for songs to put on the quintessential Music to Fuck To Mix?
(John Mayer, Dave Matthews, Barry White need not apply.)
posted by Lisa S
on Dec 9, 2004 -
Most hopeful songs out there? What uplifts and inspires?
posted by Mossy
on Dec 2, 2004 -
I'm looking for a song. Not a specific one, but that fits the following: Something a bit retro 70s/80s, but not dated; energetic, with lots of life, and a little rock-starish. Along the lines of Electric Light Orchestra's "Do Ya".
Any suggestions from music buffs? My personal collection doesn't match this style, so I don't even know where to begin.
posted by still
on Nov 28, 2004 -