SongFilter: Music along the lines of Eels' "Are You and Me Gonna Happen Soon?". Also like, and sharing the central, longing-filled theme of eagerness/waiting/emotional investment in a relationship that may or may not bear fruit of, Bright Eyes' "Make a Plan to Love Me" and Elliott Smith's "Say Yes". I look forward to you responses! Extra points for nominations falling under the indie umbrella.
Karaoke in Japanese. Am looking for tracks with a karaoke version on YouTube for an event. This old post has some great ideas, but sadly half of them have been removed from YouTube. What Japanese language songs do you sing at karaoke at the moment?! The more contemporary the better
Do you have any recommendations for fantastic songs/albums in Spanish? [more inside]
I'm on a quest to compile a CD of music to give new psychiatry residents that have lyrics that have some aspect of mental health (with a positive, amusing or quirky spin). But my musical knowledge isn't anywhere near broad enough to do the quintessential collection justice. Give me your song recommendations! [more inside]
What are some good songs about being awesome? [more inside]
Poems or songs where you anticipate the next rhyme to be a naughty word, but it isn't... is there a term for this kind of implied-but-denied rhyme scheme, and what are some more examples? [more inside]
What pre-1985 (approx) song can my husband and I perform on karaoke night? [more inside]
Looking for jazz and classical covers of popular/famous songs. [more inside]
Please help me find the most life-affirming "Yeah!" and devastating "No!" in all of rock n' roll history. [more inside]
This song and also this one are men singing about the (their?) penis. Are there songs where ladies sing about lady-parts?
My husband and I are both a quarter Croatian. Both our respective families hail from around Dubrovnic, on the Dalmatian coast. Being from such diverse backgrounds, we appreciate this cultural heritage that we share in common. As such, we would very much like to be put into contact people who can provide us with fabrics, traditional musics, religious traditions and the like. [more inside]
I'm looking for songs about people being put to death for crimes that someone else committed. [more inside]
Looking for good contemporary songs about history. [more inside]
What songs (musically) quote other songs? [more inside]
Need to learn me some new gittar songs. [more inside]
I am trying to come up with a list of songs that include a jingle bell-like sound but aren't Christmas/holiday songs. For example, "Kiss Me On The Bus" by the Replacements (the bells kick in at about 2:14). [more inside]
Any recommendations for erotic film scenes, songs, literature, etc that incorporate rock and roll - like the kiss in The Runaways? Bonus points if it involves two girls. [more inside]
I have a new computer and an old iPod touch. I would like to put all my CDs on a currently blank iTunes program my new computer and then transfer those songs to my iPod touch without interfering with what is already on my iPod. I don't care that the touch songs won't be transferred to the computer, I just don't want to lose all the content on the iPod. Is this possible?
I'm looking for songs that explicitly give advice to make one feel better. [more inside]
Please tell me all the versions of "Here Comes the Bride" that you know - the sillier, the better. [more inside]
I've got 10 or so electronica mp3's I imported into iTunes off an unlabeled CD. What's the best way to identify the song title and artist? [more inside]
What song did Jonathan Brookins walk out to tonight on The Ultimate Fighter Season 12 finale?
What are some recognizable songs that can be played on a single instrument? [more inside]
NameThatTuneFilter: heard a song earlier tonight while trying on shirts at Nordstrom Rack. Meant to Google the lyrics. Promptly forgot. Am now heartbroken. [more inside]
Can you identify these melodies? The first is 1980s synthpop. The second is production music from a ready-made package of tunes used in midlevel entertainment TV programming in Hollywood about ten years ago. Any information appreciated! [more inside]
Suggestions for an edgy, down-to-earth Thanksgiving playlist? [more inside]
Can you help me find other pieces of "dark" music to enjoy? [more inside]
I broke up with her. Give me a soundtrack. [more inside]
I'm looking for snippets of song lyrics that reference authors, books, or reading, and I'm looking for ones that can (more or less) stand on their own outside the context of the song. [more inside]
What would be a good duet song for a young child and grown up to sing together? [more inside]
I'm a US History teacher, and have had great results using songs about American History, but I'm looking for more! Can you give some recommendations? [more inside]
What are some songs that you've heard played at wedding reception parties or dances? [more inside]
This is incredibly vague, but metafilter is equally helpful for stuff like this! I heard a song with a male singer and the chorus was something like "I want to hear a symphony" and then how he wanted more out of life or a relationship. [more inside]
What are some great songs — well written, widely popular, up-tempo — to play on the street? [more inside]
Imagine a small band comprising a drummer, bass player, rhythm guitarist and lead guitarist. Imagine none of them being great players. Now imagine them having fun and playing some good music. What are they playing? [more inside]
What upbeat songs have the word "up" in the title, or as a main focus of the lyrics? [more inside]
I have just discovered Scala and Kolacny Brothers' covers of songs in different genres, and I crave more. [more inside]
What are some anthems and songs of celebration for personal independence and freedom? Off the top of my head, I've got "My Life" by Billy Joel, Sinatra's "My Way", and "Your Own Kind of Music" sung by Mama Cass.
Any good Spanish language songs/games for young kids? [more inside]
I'm looking for a very specific kind of song for a video project that I'm working on - something fun, happy, upbeat - has lyrics that might actually be about having fun, having a party, friendship, dancing or some other related topic. [more inside]
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?