I'm compiling a list of the best songs of the 2000s. The ones that aren't just "Ah, that's kinda nice," but that you have to stop yourself from listening to on a repeat loop. The songs you'd make sure
to put on a mix CD for a friend who hasn't paid attention to new music in this whole decade and wants to know what they missed. (This is for a blog post.) [more inside]
posted by Jaltcoh
on Jul 22, 2009 -
Hi, I would like to know song's that are similar to Let's Get Loud. By similar I don't mean songs by Jennifer Lopez. By similar I mean songs that have the same musical structure, beat, flow, rhythm and genome attributes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Music_Genome_Project_attributes). I have no access in Pandora's music service so I need specific answers. Song titles and artist's name will do. Thanks in advance for any help on this matter.
posted by yoitsfrancis
on Jul 20, 2009 -
I'm giving a friend a copy of Everyday Drinking
(an excellent book, belongs in everyone's library) for his birthday and would like to include a mixtape ... Give to me your finest songs about boozes, parties and/or hangovers! [more inside]
posted by doublesix
on Jul 6, 2009 -
I have a gig coming up, and I need FRENCH SONG suggestions. Simple, classic, famous, even cliche (cheesy) French songs are what I'm looking for. "Je T'aime", etc. [more inside]
posted by chuckdarwin
on Jun 15, 2009 -
I need songs that, amongst other things, advise a woman not to get involved with a married man. Thanks in advance:-)
posted by invisible ink
on Jun 9, 2009 -
PF Project's song Choose Life
is constructed from samples of a monologue by the lead character of the film Trainspotting
. Similarly, This Is Your Life
by the Dust Brothers is built around samples from the film Fight Club
reformulated as a monologue and overlaid on some trip-hop beats. Neither was actually featured in the film, but were released as singles and appeared on the soundtrack. What other songs like this are there?
posted by xchmp
on May 24, 2009 -
Is there a website that lets you search for songs by emotion? i.e. I want to find songs in [genre] that relate to [emotion]. [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith
on May 9, 2009 -
I run a Slowdance Night every few months, complete with dancecards, a mirrorball, and designated dancers (for the wallflowers). It's a fabulous time, but here's my problem. The music that hooks my nostalgia ends in the late 80's, early 90's. After that, for some reason, I kind of stopped listening to music. Thus, my playlist climaxes with a lot of 80's songs. But I've been noticing the demographic has been skewing younger the past couple of dances. Could you suggest some slowdance songs and ballads from the last two decades that I might dovetail into my established set? Thanks.
posted by Sully
on May 1, 2009 -
SongFilter: My Superintendent Father-in-Law is putting together a program for his school's "Right to Read" Week and asked if I could help come up with some songs that incorporate "Words". I've come up with some, but I need some more help! [more inside]
posted by ThaBombShelterSmith
on May 1, 2009 -
What's the deal with this Cat Power song
, apparently titled "Make Me Feel So Bad"? Did she write it? If not, who did? Is there a studio version, does it appear on any albums? [more inside]
posted by peep
on Apr 30, 2009 -
I hope someone will help me out. I'm working n a semi-biographical music mix for a friend of mine, but I'm having trouble coming up with a few songs for some big life events. [more inside]
posted by virtualcourtney
on Apr 19, 2009 -
I have written a number of songs that I have gotten copyrighted through the US Copyright Office. Each copyright runs between $35-$45 to have done. If I change the lyrics or add a verse to one of my songs, do I have to go through the whole process again to re-copyright the updated version of the song including paying the fee, or I am still safe because the original song is copyrighted?
posted by hdh
on Apr 16, 2009 -
Help me find this male/female duet that goes something like "Some day soon I'm gonna get away and you'll be sorry". [more inside]
posted by overglow
on Mar 22, 2009 -
At least two English nursery rhymes (The Muffin Man
and Oranges and Lemons
) reference real, geographically precise locations. What are some non-English nursery rhymes that encapsulate an equivalent level of geographical (meaning, actual street names and/or distinct locations) detail?
posted by Chrischris
on Mar 16, 2009 -
I am a fan of Wales' rugby team. I live with an England fan. Please help me make his life that much more annoying. [more inside]
posted by kalimac
on Mar 14, 2009 -
So I recently came to the end of correcting all the ID3 tags on my massive music collection. The last 14 or so took me more time than I'm willing to admit to track down information on. But I knew at the end which two would remain.
I've had these two songs in my collection for at least a decade now, and every time I've tried to find any information on the song titles, artist, or even lyrics, I've turned up nothing. I've tried all kinds of tricks I know for finding even the most obscure information on the internet, but still nothing. As a firm believer that anything which exists can be found on the internet, I find myself troubled that these songs, which clearly exist, apparently do not.
Help me out, and try to cure my madness? [more inside]
posted by monkeyagent
on Mar 5, 2009 -
Musicians/musically inclined mefites: help a non-musician better recognize the intricacies of music. [more inside]
posted by kiki_s
on Mar 1, 2009 -
Please help me identify the songs in this video
and this video
. Curiosity is killing me. I know the last one in the first video is a CSS remix of "Men's Needs" by The Cribs and I definitely recognize the solo intro from "Sweet Child O' Mine", but the rest are too distorted for me to figure out.
posted by whitedoor
on Feb 23, 2009 -
A friend of mine needs Colorado songs. That is to say, she is looking for songs either (preferably) about
Colorado or by
Colorado bands. Yes, John Denver's "Rocky Mountain High" we know; also Bob Seger's "Get Out of Denver." Also thinking of The Fray and a few others; but does anybody know any songs about Colorado or Colorado places
posted by koeselitz
on Feb 19, 2009 -
What is the (dance/techno) song whose video involved a man dancing in front of a restaurant from "sunup to sundown" in the hopes that his girl will return? The story was told with subtitles, if I remember correctly.
posted by sonic meat machine
on Feb 9, 2009 -
I'm taking a human cadaver dissection class. Our instructor allows us to bring music to play in class. Hive-mind, you know what to do.
posted by BuddhaInABucket
on Feb 5, 2009 -
I'm trying to track down a song I remember hearing on the local college station about 10 years ago (WDBM in East Lansing, MI). I think some of the lyrics were along the lines of "Consider / all the carrots you've been fed / and now they're your ______ ______ / And consider"....etc. I'm 95% sure it was a guy singing, and I think the song had something to do with being led through life by "carrots" of dubious merit. Google hasn't yielded the answer - thanks!
posted by splendid animal
on Feb 3, 2009 -
We're having a party on inauguration night. What songs can we sing to celebrate the occasion? [more inside]
posted by mosessis
on Jan 18, 2009 -
Hi, this is Mr_Zero's daughter. I just listened to King Herod's Song from Jesus Christ Superstar. Recently, my dad had me watch The Year Without Santa Claus which features two catchy tunes by the Miser brothers. Is it me or does King Herod's Song sound just like a double speed Miser song? I have limited music understanding as I have only played violin for 4 years. However, the two songs sound very much alike to me. Has anybody else made this correlation?
posted by Mr_Zero
on Jan 1, 2009 -
A few years ago my girlfriend and I were in a bar and heard a song -a late-'60s/early '70s blooze-rock number a la Bad Company or someone like that - which ended with a seemingly endless refrain comprised of the lead singer repeating "I'm getting closer to my woman." It's turned into an in-joke with us, and I'd like to put it on a mix for her, but endless Googling hasn't turned it up. Anyone have any idea what song it might be?
posted by you just lost the game
on Dec 25, 2008 -
Some time ago either on MeFi or BoingBoing there was a link to a bunch of songs that I *swear* were Christmas songs played in the wrong key or one half-tone down or something... Does anyone have any idea what I'm talking about and where I could find this (again)? [more inside]
posted by mrzer0
on Dec 24, 2008 -
I am interested in hearing more music with multiple vocals going on at once, with an effect like singing "Row, row, row, your boat" in the round except not with the "in the round" structure. Two examples are within. [more inside]
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim
on Dec 23, 2008 -
Can you remember the 1970s disco songs that start with sound effects such as machine gun fire, door opening slowly , and a man laughing ominously? [more inside]
posted by cluelessguru
on Dec 22, 2008 -
Looking for songs with a positive theme about sisters or female friendships for a cd I'm making for my sister's birthday. Also, she's going through a rough transition with a breakup, so other female-centered songs about positivity or independence would be wonderful. [more inside]
posted by potatopeople
on Dec 19, 2008 -
I rarely pay attention to lyrics in a song - when I do, it's usually because of strong imagery or a really twisted message. I'd love to find songs now based on lyric recommendations - what are your favorites? Powerful, or hidden, or just especially memorable. And not limited to any particular genre nor subject, either. I just want songs that will make me pause and think over what I heard, rather than go "Ahh, pretty sounds!"
posted by Bakuun
on Dec 18, 2008 -