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]
Need some yellow songs, please! [more inside]
What songs make your heart feel like it's about to burst with life? [more inside]
Looking for songs about computers and digital media. Are there any? [more inside]
What songs embody or demonstrate a (Middle) Eastern aesthetic or sound? [more inside]
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.
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]
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]
Upbeat music, dark lyrics, intriguing narrator to whom you can't really relate...help me find more songs like these! [more inside]
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]
Which rock songs climax at the very end? [more inside]
Any recommendations for songs played in open guitar tunings? [more inside]
In search of uplifting/inspiring music suitable for lefties. [more inside]
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]
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]
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.
Looking for pop/rock songs featuring the vibraphone, requirements... [more inside]
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!?!
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]