What are some songs about pets or animals that aren't obviously about pets or animals? Any era or genre will do. [more inside]
posted by MaryDellamorte
on Mar 1, 2012 -
Help me revel in the splendour of Canada. I'm looking for songs that reference Canadian provinces/territories by name. [more inside]
posted by kanata
on Feb 28, 2012 -
I have a fondness for songs that incorporate crackly snippets of old movies/audio recordings, or things that sound like old movies/audio recordings. What are the best tracks in this genre? [more inside]
posted by itesser
on Feb 24, 2012 -
What's the best - and ideally free - way to get a LOT of AAC's onto a memory card that will play in my car? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000
on Feb 24, 2012 -
You're 3 years old. You love holding up your plastic microphone and looking at yourself in the mirror as you sing along dramatically to diva women with big voices. Who are you singing to? Give me names and songs for this compilation, and make a little girl super happy! [more inside]
posted by anitanita
on Feb 24, 2012 -
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 -
Accidental DJ is on deck - I need alternative/underground/indie/queer dance hits of the last decade, any genre. Help me minimize looking a fool! [more inside]
posted by Frowner
on Jan 19, 2012 -
"Little birdy sending a message over the ocean wide / little birdy sending a message: 'Can I be your bride?'" Who sang this song? [more inside]
posted by jacobm
on Jan 5, 2012 -
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 -
Why does the audio I'm ripping from YouTube sound so weird when I play it through my car's speakers? [more inside]
posted by iLoveTheRain
on Dec 10, 2011 -
I am looking for a blues song about the dangers of a black man interacting with a white woman during the Jim Crow era. I thought it was an Otis Taylor song but I can't seem to find it in his catalog. I thought the song was called "White Woman."
posted by zzazazz
on Dec 6, 2011 -
i've tried to go through the numerous "looking-for-sexy-music" questions that are out there, but none seem to deal with the specific type of songs i'm looking for: relaxing, sensual songs, usually slow with sexy female vocals and minimal or unobtrusive instrumentation. think along the lines of unwinding in a steamy shower with a candle burning as opposed to music to have sex to. [more inside]
posted by carlypennylane
on Nov 19, 2011 -
So, y'know that one part in Novacaine for the Soul
around 1:20 where the music and vocals drop out completely for 3 or 4 seconds? I am look for not-too-obscure songs that have MULTIPLE occurrences of that kind of complete drop out of music and vocals. [more inside]
posted by 23skidoo
on Nov 14, 2011 -
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 -
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 -
My friends have a themed New Year's Eve dinner party every year, and I'm in charge of putting together the background music mix. This year's theme is "Greece" (because, well, it might be the last year that Greece exists *g*), so I have to come up with about six hours of music from, about, or in any way related to Greece. I need suggestions from MeFites! [more inside]
posted by tzikeh
on Nov 2, 2011 -
Bombastic, histrionic, over-the-top, emotionally cathartic songs? Preferably those especially good played LOUD. [more inside]
posted by vers
on Oct 15, 2011 -
My parents will be celebrating their 50th anniversary in August 2012, and my family is already planning a commemorative catered dinner/dance. On the evening's agenda will be a musical solo, sung by my talented teenaged niece Peaches and accompanied by my sister on the piano. I'd like some suggestions as to what song Peaches might sing. [more inside]
posted by orange swan
on Sep 22, 2011 -
I've always enjoyed mariachi music when I've heard it, but am now wanting to explore a little deeper. Keeping in mind that I know next to nothing, steer me towards some of the greats. [more inside]
posted by ericthegardener
on Sep 10, 2011 -
I remember the relief of hearing Sage Francis' Makeshift Patriot
for the first time in October of 2001. It was the first song that voiced my fear of possible repression in the US. I thought there would be a wave of left-wing protest songs, but it seemed to be more of a trickle. In August of 2002 Sleater-Kinney asked in Combat Rock
where the protest songs were. My question is the same as theirs: What songs protesting government reaction to 9/11 came out after the event itself and before its 1st anniversary? I am specifically looking for protest songs by American musicians.
posted by Kattullus
on Sep 9, 2011 -
Can you give me examples of riddle songs, or more information about riddle songs? [more inside]
posted by bq
on Aug 22, 2011 -
What rap songs do you recommend that are about hardship and positive? I prefer recent songs. [more inside]
posted by blueshok
on Aug 12, 2011 -
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.
posted by holdenjordahl
on Aug 5, 2011 -
My small a cappella singing group is recording a CD and needs to know about licensing of copyrighted songs before we sell copies of our CD. [more inside]
posted by palliser
on Aug 2, 2011 -
What are some patriotic songs that everyone in a group of early-twenties college-educated people would know? Accomplished accompanist (guitar) here, looking for songs most of these folks know the words to. Open to any American music from 1800s-present that captures the spirit of America on her birthday. Great sing-alongs are totally fine even if they don't quite fit the description.
posted by inkisbetter
on Jul 4, 2011 -
I'm covering a favourite album in chiptune style, as a for-the-heck-of-it non-commercial project. Am I risking a world of copyright hurt? [more inside]
posted by bicyclefish
on Jun 26, 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 -
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 -
Looking for a song or poem or short story or stand-alone chapter in a novel that has an emotional release or a suggestion on how to deal with anger/negative emotions, especially around family issues. Should be (fairly) appropriate for high school students. [more inside]
posted by guster4lovers
on May 19, 2011 -
What songs, from any genre, mention a specific calendar date. For example, Papa Was a Rollin Stone (the 3rd of September), September by EWF, (21st night, September. Pride in the Name of Love "early morning, April 4) etc?
posted by timsteil
on May 6, 2011 -