Please help me build a playlist around a strangely narrow thematic framework: I need music suitable for bittersweet, fond farewells. [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak
on May 31, 2010 -
What songs start with a snare drum (like a military parade) or have a snare throughout the song? [more inside]
posted by birchhook
on May 24, 2010 -
I'm interested in examples where musicians have recorded very different versions of their own original material. [more inside]
posted by scody
on May 19, 2010 -
What songs could me and my friend play for a summer party? It needs to be for Piano and Guitar...Suggestions? :/ [more inside]
posted by NotSoSiniSter
on May 18, 2010 -
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.
posted by Artw
on May 18, 2010 -
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).
posted by nicolin
on May 5, 2010 -
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]
posted by ad4pt
on Apr 25, 2010 -
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]
posted by domo
on Apr 19, 2010 -
Are there examples of made-up songs from books (like the original Winnie-the-Pooh's hums) being put to music anywhere? [more inside]
posted by colfax
on Apr 8, 2010 -
Corporate client wants to re-lyric a popular Broadway show tune and use it at a private meeting. Is this kosher? [more inside]
posted by madamjujujive
on Apr 7, 2010 -
What is a sad song, sang by a male artist, about a guy who is nostalgic about his exgirlfriend? [more inside]
posted by penguingrl
on Apr 3, 2010 -
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]
posted by Balonious Assault
on Mar 29, 2010 -
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?
posted by Moody834
on Mar 28, 2010 -
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]
posted by dontjumplarry
on Mar 26, 2010 -
What the hell song do I have stuck in my head????
(3gp, which should work in Windows Media Player and finer players.) Guy singing in that melody. Driving me insane.
posted by disillusioned
on Feb 15, 2010 -
Ridiculously little to go on, I know, but do you know what song this is?
The artist is similar sounding to The National and the main refrain is "I Love You". [more inside]
posted by OlivesAndTurkishCoffee
on Feb 15, 2010 -
What public domain Protestant hymns do you find disturbing and/or sublime? I'm looking for songs with any of the following characteristics: grim imagery; interesting/odd/effective use of allegory and metaphor; expressions of doubt; awesome rhetoric. [more inside]
posted by the_bone
on Feb 7, 2010 -
Upbeat music, dark lyrics, intriguing narrator to whom you can't really relate...help me find more songs like these! [more inside]
posted by mingodingo
on Feb 2, 2010 -
I'm "THAT" mom - and it's that time of year. It's time to plan the Spring Concert performance for a Kindergarten class, having a "Jungle" theme; and aside from the limitations imposed by circumstances, only one rule applies: "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" has been banned after five consecutive years of being performed in every concert no matter what the theme. [more inside]
posted by peagood
on Jan 31, 2010 -
I want to record some songs with me on a mike, my husband on a mike, his guitar on a mike, and maybe my synthesizer on a mike. We tried recording with me, him, and his guitar today with one mike, and the result was muddy. [more inside]
posted by DMelanogaster
on Jan 9, 2010 -
I want to listen to luscious old (pre 90s) music that sounds fresh and as if it could have been recorded and released today (in terms of production values, instrumentation, orchestration, etc.) Can you recommend some? [more inside]
posted by wackybrit
on Jan 8, 2010 -
help me ID this song from the 80s:
This is a song about a sweater, how it possibly unravels, or involves a boy and a girl, and would have been played on the radio as a new release in the 1980s.
Not Weezer's Sweater Song, something different!
It was odd (maybe a novelty song?), involving more spoken language than actual singing. King Missile's Detachable P*nis always reminded me of this earlier song for some reason.
I've been trying to figure out this song for years, and any searching I do turns up Weezer, and that's not it. I remember it getting a lot of radio play in Knoxville, TN where I grew up, some time during the 1980s.
posted by southpaw
on Jan 6, 2010 -
ForgottenSongFilter: I am trying to help a friend recall a song, with dismal results (so far). All we know is that it is a hip hop/R&B/radio-pop type song, likely from the mid-1990s, with a female vocal in the chorus. The chorus is something along the lines of "This is the..." with a spelled out phrase following that, likely beginning with the letter L. There may or may not be "party sounds" in the background. HELP!?!
posted by broadway bill
on Dec 20, 2009 -
There is a song I've heard on Pandora that is clever and funny and about cybersex. One attribute I recall is that the singer (male) rhymes something
with the lyrics, "semicolon parenthesis." [more inside]
posted by Nonce
on Dec 14, 2009 -
How can I find out the arrangements of well-known rock songs, so I can learn how to create arrangements myself? [more inside]
posted by DMelanogaster
on Dec 6, 2009 -
iTunes won't order/list/play songs in an album in the order of the track number. I have specified the correct track number of the songs in the info thing, but it won't sort according to that field within an album. Is there some way to get around this? [more inside]
posted by bluefly
on Nov 12, 2009 -