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 -
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 -
Does anyone know of a website that lists songs and the tracks they stole samples from? My googlefu has failed me.
posted by twine42
on Nov 19, 2004 -
Six Feet Under's third-season episode "The Trap."
What is the song Nate's singing out the car window along with the car radio as he and William Aaron Jaffe blast down the road? Ralph Covert and the Bad Examples' "Not Dead Yet"?
If not, does anyone know what it is?
posted by mojohand
on Nov 15, 2004 -
Best breakup music? Not
to get over it and cheer one up, but to wallow in the misery and pain of loss. After all, there are only a few times in ones life when those love songs really
hit home, so why not get something out of it. [more inside]
posted by bonaldi
on Nov 8, 2004 -
It's obscure-songs-from-French-movies time! The film "Cléo de 5 à 7" has a haunting tune sung by Cleo about halfway through called "Without You", which I cannot elaborate on much further except that some of the lyrics are about an empty house and (I think) the wind blowing through it. Since the soundtrack does not seem to exist any longer, is there any way I can get my hands on it anymore? Has someone in subsequent years covered it?
posted by Monster_Zero
on Nov 3, 2004 -
In episode 3 of Lost (which, by the way, rocks my cock) there's a nice, kinda mellow song that plays at the end of the episode. Does anybody know who it was? My Googling has brought me nowhere. [more inside]
posted by hughbot
on Oct 21, 2004 -
When did "God Bless America" replace "Take me out to the ballgame" as the seventh inning stretch song in baseball? Is this just a NYC thing for the ALCS? Or did crackerjack sue someone?
posted by mathowie
on Oct 20, 2004 -
I'm making a music playlist, the theme of which is music piracy. What songs would you recommend for it? Things like Bow Wow Wow "C30, C60, C90, Go" or I guess anything with words like "free" or "copy" in the title...
posted by skylar
on Sep 10, 2004 -
Among musicians making more than a few bucks from patriotic songs (like Toby Keith and the current lineup of Lynyrd Skynyrd), who are actually veterans of the US military? [more inside]
posted by mischief
on Aug 11, 2004 -
I'm making a cd of awful "romantic" songs. Please suggest titles in the vein of Bobby Goldsboro's "Honey" and Patrick Swayze's "She's Like The Wind."
posted by Mayor Curley
on Aug 11, 2004 -
Whats the soundtrack to your pity party? Every good masochist would rather hear depressing songs in their dark hours than be cheered up. What do you listen to when youre not quite here
but you feel like you are?
posted by c
on Aug 8, 2004 -
I cannot transfer purchased songs from my computer (WinXP) to my iPod (3rd gen 40gb, firmware 2.2) with iTunes (4.6). Google pleads ignorance. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by lbergstr
on Jul 29, 2004 -
I'm listening to some Public Enemy MP3s and it has ocurred to me that I don't know, nor have I ever known, what "cold lampin'" means or refers to. Anyone?
posted by archimago
on Jul 15, 2004 -
Every year I run a caravan from Los Angeles to Las Vegas for the annual Defcon hacker convention. We net about 50 cars and run a micropower radio station out of the pace car to keep them all up to date. Since listening to traffic updates for three hours isn't very compelling we liven up the mix by throwing down a mix of road trip friendly music spooled off a laptop in the off times.
Basically, I've played DJ [spinning everything from techno to punk to country] for the past five years and I'm starting to run out of fresh ideas. I thought I'd ask the collective at Ask.MeFi what they like to listen to when they take a road trip. Genre isn't an issue, as long as it has a driving beat I'd be likely to use it. Thanks!
posted by boogah
on Jul 11, 2004 -
music type/genre question - the background track on this page
from this site
is wonderful stuff from a fellow named louis sclavis - while i like his stuff, i'm more interested in finding out what the specific style of the song used for the background track is? and if readers have any suggestions for more artists doing stuff in this style?
posted by specialk420
on May 13, 2004 -
I'm making a "Piano Rock" mix. What songs should I include? [current list inside] [more inside]
posted by jdroth
on Apr 15, 2004 -
What song is this? I was walking behind two teenage African-American girls one day and overheard them singing a song. I didn't catch all of the words but it contained parts that went something like "Ladies in the front, let me [see/hear] you [blank]" Ladies in the middle let me [hear/see] you [blank]" Ladies in the back ... etc."
It sounded like one of those songs that get everyone involved on the dance floor complete with shouting back responses etc.
What is the name of the song and who sings it? It's driving me crazy!!
posted by turbanhead
on Apr 15, 2004 -
Songs about the Assassination of JFK
How can I find out who might be interested in a particular collection of 45 rpm records? They are mostly folk songs and all of them are songs written about the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
posted by small_ruminant
on Mar 15, 2004 -
I'm looking for a list of all lists of WBRU's "12 Cuts Above the Rest." I've e-mailed the station, and searched Google for hours. Does anyone know if such a list exists, and if so, where I can find it? I'm 99% sure that WBRU used to have a searchable archive, but after the site redesign a while back, it went missing.
In actuality, I'm looking for a song that was incredibly popular on WBRU during late 1999 or early 2000, being on the "12 Cuts..." list for over 3 months. The name of the band escapes me, and I think the song title included the word "morning." But the band's music was never released in the United States.
posted by LouMac
on Mar 5, 2004 -
I have a couple of full albums ripped as one single mp3 file. Is there any program that will break it up into one file for each song? I'm on XP.
posted by signal
on Feb 25, 2004 -