What exactly is Colin Meloy saying when he singing "When wilt thou trouble the waters in the cistern" in the song "A Bower Scene" on the album "The Hazards Of Love"? [more inside]
I need inspiration for a playlist - all songs about actors [OR by movie stars that don't normally sing]. So - Gorillaz - "Clint Eastwood", works well, as does Clint Eastwood - "I talk to the trees". I prefer songs about the stars, but by is acceptable too.
There was a cowgirl fair who road across the prairie; she rode side saddle and her front name was Mary. Obscure folk/children song lyrics...can you fill in the blanks? [more inside]
Variations on Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star? [more inside]
MixTapeFilter:Songs about Minnesota? Sorta previously.
"God Only Knows" by the Beach Boys has the best opening line to a love song: I may not always love you. Can you think of any other love songs that have the same vibe of: "I really hope this lasts, but I can't make or ask for promises." [more inside]
Tomorrow the kids are going back to school. What song links can I click on after the magic bus rolls down my street and takes them away, to aptly celebrate my enduring the longest summer ever?
Help me make a list of great songs for altos/low sopranos! [more inside]
Someone just sang a stupid song, to himself; he sits next to me at work. Which raises a question: Why do songs get stuck in our brains for days? What is the scientific explanation for this phenomena? Is it an affect of modern life on the individual? Do we fear of loneliness?
I am looking for songs that I can play LOUD and also have an epic flavor. I'm not a fan of metal -- I am a fan of show-tunes. Looking for songs that compel one to turn the volume UP. Examples after the jump. [more inside]
Please help me find more songs about lovers on the run from the law. [more inside]
Where can I find this type of music-inspired art? [more inside]
Help me identify (and find a recording of?) an old Jewish comedy song: "When it's Rosh Hashana time in Dixieland..." thereby blowing my dad's mind in time for High Holidays. [more inside]
I'm going to teach a Humanist Sunday School class. Help me figure out a good song to sing and stories to read! [more inside]
Pop-rock songs with unusual/unique constructions, structures, patterns, tempo changes, time signature changes, instrumental/vocal interplay, etc... Stuff you probably don't realize upon a casual first listen. And not necessarily something obvious like "multiple songs in one" (eg "Happiness Is a Warm Gun"), or songs with no chorus. [more inside]
MetaSong: What are some pop or dance songs about songs, music, dancing, DJs or some combination of these things? [more inside]
Looking for songs about North Americans. [more inside]
If "Hey Jude" is the canonical example (along with maybe U2's "40"), and OK GO's "This Too Shall Pass" the latest, what are other tunes best known for massive audience sing alongs?
Help me find songs about water and weather! [more inside]
Help me find some rock songs about New York. I'm travelling to New York in a week and my travel buddy will be inflicting Empire State of Mind by Jay-Z on me at every possible opportunity, so I need a song to counterract it. Preferably in the rock, grunge or metal genres.
Bird-watching books and gadgets for a bird-loving (but novice) 70 year old man? [more inside]
What are some great songs that tell stories? [more inside]
pop music filter: been livin' under a rock the past decade, so what good stuff have I missed? [more inside]
Please help me make a mix disc of angry, energetic break up songs for my friend who's man done her wrong. [more inside]
What is the soul(/funk) song that begins with the horn section playing "Frere Jacques" ("Are You Sleeping")? [more inside]
What are the best French songs to sing along to for learning French? [more inside]
Please help me build a playlist around a strangely narrow thematic framework: I need music suitable for bittersweet, fond farewells. [more inside]
What songs start with a snare drum (like a military parade) or have a snare throughout the song? [more inside]
Songs on the theme of transportation? [more inside]
I'm interested in examples where musicians have recorded very different versions of their own original material. [more inside]
What songs could me and my friend play for a summer party? It needs to be for Piano and Guitar...Suggestions? :/ [more inside]
Any recommendations for songs for a Ukulele songbook to be used in schools in Kenya? A friend of mine got asked to to help make suggestions for the songbook.
What are some mellow, dreamlike songs sung in Spanish? [more inside]
Please recommend good songs for slide guitar + singing. [more inside]
I'm looking for songs 120-128 BPM (ish) that have a really pronounced beat. Basically songs that make you naturally tap your feet or clap your hands. Double points for songs that start strong and get you super pumped. Like these! Bamboleo | Die MF Die | Look Good in Leather | Seven Nation Army
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).
What is the best music to wake up to? [more inside]
What songs reference a redheaded person (directly or obliquely)? [more inside]
Where can I find interesting versions (i.e. opera, acoustic, rock, etc.) of traditional children nursery rhymes/folk songs? Any language is fine. [more inside]
I need examples of gender-specific songs covered by singers of the opposite gender. For instance, Jack White's cover of Dolly Parton's "Jolene". [more inside]
Help me come to terms with leaving my job - through music [more inside]
Are there examples of made-up songs from books (like the original Winnie-the-Pooh's hums) being put to music anywhere? [more inside]
Corporate client wants to re-lyric a popular Broadway show tune and use it at a private meeting. Is this kosher? [more inside]
Song filter: Mellow tune about a guy reminiscing about being in the grocery store with his (now ex) girlfriend...
What is a sad song, sang by a male artist, about a guy who is nostalgic about his exgirlfriend? [more inside]
Has Rockin' Robin (not necessarily Michael Jackson's performance) been sampled in any songs, hip-hop or any other genre? [more inside]
OddballPlaylistFilter: I'd like to make a playlist of songs that use a specific musical allusion -- the single repeating note doot-do-doot-doot-doot-do-doot that represents "signal transmission." But I can only think of two examples. [more inside]
I am unable to find a song that I once had on my iPod. It's a post-rock number. Although there are no lyrics (that I recall, anyway), there is an extended sample (I don't know from where) of a guy talking about a hot night when the power went out in his apartment complex. He talks about a woman who lit candles, and somehow in the end this leads to an apartment fire. The song feels like the soundtrack to a dream. My memory is not 100% on these details. It's been well over a year since I heard it. But the song was really good and I think about it now and then and I really miss having it. Anyone recognize it?
What obscure musical gems have you unearthed from the Great American Songbook genre -- Broadway show-tunes, cabaret and jazz standards from the 1930s-1960s? [more inside]
Please suggest some songs that I could play on a guitar in D tuning. [more inside]