What do the cool dead kids listen to? I'm looking for vintage spooky pop with a particular flavor: that sparse, echo-y Day-O/Ghost Town mournful message from beyond-the-grave sound. With a beat. [more inside]
My family has an ongoing joke about finding the Christmas spider. Help me find songs that mention spiders! [more inside]
My son, a first-grader, sings a song to the tune of "Happy Birthday" that goes: "Happy Birthday to me / I'm a hundred and three / I still go to preschool / and I miss my mommy / my mommy's at work / she fired a jerk / she hired a monkey to do my homework." Most kid-culture folk songs my son brings home are well-known to me from my childhood, but not this one. What is the origin of this song, if it has an origin? How old is it? [more inside]
Happy baby playlist! Looking for suggestions for a playlist of happy rock/pop songs (not lullabies) to sing to Baby Yarly. So far, I've got Feelin' Groovy, Three Little Birds, and Good Day Sunshine. What else?
Most songs are about the artist's relationship... with other people. I'm looking for songs that are about the artist's relationship with him/herself. [more inside]
Help me find lyrics and music to the terrific Youssou N'Dour song Gorgui, in the original Wolof. [more inside]
You know those clinking bottles in Bob Marley's "Jammin'"? Help me think of other popular songs that have what I am calling "persistent superfluous percussion". [more inside]
Please suggest songs (mostly but not exclusively blues and americana) for a soundtrack to a story about two very bad people on a cross-country Bonnie & Clyde-style crime spree. Ideally the lyrics would be at least a little bit relevant, but that's less important than the tone. The best example I have so far is Holly Golightly's Devil Do. [more inside]
I'm looking for examples of songs that deal with poverty v. wealth in mate selection. [more inside]
Please give me songs that make you want to nod your head. [more inside]
SongFilter! Help my find songs about loneliness and isolation, either sad songs about those feelings or happy songs about overcoming those feelings. [more inside]
I'm looking for more songs like these three (male vocals, with dark and dour swoony swagger): Elbow - The Fix, The Damned - Torture Me, Blur - To the End. I already know about Murder by Death, Firewater, Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave, Joy Division, Morphine and Marc Almond...what am I missing?
Name that swingin' kid-appropriate tune! [more inside]
I'm learning sign language, and I thought it'd be fun to practice by making music videos. I'm hearing, but I'd like my videos to be interesting even without sound. Know any suitable songs for this? [more inside]
Seeking song reccommendations for a song circle/singalong in the woods. I want songs that are simple to teach, fun to sing, sound good, and don't make you feel like a 10-year-old at summer camp. Drinking songs, sea shanties, rounds, folk songs, etc. [more inside]
I normally listen to bluegrass/folk/classical, but I recently found out I really love Bad Religion's "Sorrow". What other punk tracks might I enjoy? [more inside]
How competent can I become at the ukulele in two weeks? [more inside]
Saccharine sweet love songs. Let me hear your favorites. [more inside]
I've wondered where home is. It's when I was in Indianapolis when I was nine years old. Had a dog, a cat, a brother, a sister.
Inspired by this thread, from which I got Dan Mangan's Basket, and Chocolate Genius' My Mom. I'm composing a playlist as a mediation on my parents, and I wondered what other songs others thought of when they thought of Mom and Dad.
I'm looking for songs about siblings that don't have words like sister, brother, or family in the title. Help me out. [more inside]
Tell me about songs with lyrics that make you cry. [more inside]
I'd like to find more music like the song "What You Feel" from the episode "Once More, With Feeling" from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. [more inside]
[PlaylistFilter] Songs about being on, or prescribed with, psychiatric medication. [more inside]
Come now Metafilter, help me compile a playlist of the best R&B Summer Jams from the years 1986 to 1991, which are similar in radness to the two featured inside this post...
Come now Metafilter, help me compile a playlist of the best R&B Summer Jams from the years 1986 to 1991, which are similar in radness to the two featured inside this post... [more inside]
Tunefilter: I'm trying to track down a song I heard in a bar last night... [more inside]
What are the songs in this trailer for Dark Horse, the upcoming Todd Solondz film? [more inside]
Help me find indie music with the sound of birds chirping in the background. [more inside]
I need suggestions for my "A million girls have a crush on you but I have one the most-est" playlist. [more inside]
TV shows that used thematically remixed/covered versions of their theme songs for particular episodes. [more inside]
Can you help me find Spanish-language songs covered in Portuguese, and Portuguese-language songs covered in Spanish? Bonus points if the singers and songs are Latin American, and if the songs are available on YouTube or Spotify. [more inside]
What are some good songs that use imagery of Adam and Eve/the fall of Eden in their lyrics? [more inside]
For a project I'm doing, I'm looking for songs in Spanish that demonstrate voseo (the use of the informal second-person singular pronoun vos). This way of speaking isn't technically "standard" Spanish, so I don't exactly know how to search for songs that show this usage. [more inside]
Songs with unreliable narrators?
Is there any coded thing to find and collect *.mp3 from my hdd according to my loved last.fm songs and make a .m3u ?
Is there any coded thing to find and collect *.mp3 from my hdd according to my loved last.fm songs and make a .m3u ? I scrobble mainly from my PC so it would be really great to have this possibility of possibilities !! [more inside]
Help me compile a list of names of iconic fictional characters from popular songs. For example Jimmy Mack, Jumpin' Jack Flash, Maggie May, Absolutely Sweet Marie, Johnny B Goode. [more inside]
I am looking for Goth slow songs. [more inside]
What are some songs about pets or animals that aren't obviously about pets or animals? Any era or genre will do. [more inside]
Help me revel in the splendour of Canada. I'm looking for songs that reference Canadian provinces/territories by name. [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
What's the English translation of these French songs sung by the Czech band Miou Miou? [more inside]
I am looking for good songs about food [more inside]
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?
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]
"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]
Help me create an awesome playlist buying individual songs from iTunes. [more inside]
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]