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 -
Any good indie or punk rock songs about babies, young children as tributes or goofs? [more inside]
posted by psmealey
on Dec 14, 2008 -
Christmas Song Filter: I'm looking for the best, current, classic Christmas song covers by today's popular artists. [more inside]
posted by simplethings
on Dec 10, 2008 -
I am looking for songs that call to mind (music-wise, rather than lyrics-wise) the rather specific feeling of walking or driving away from a great disaster that has left one greatly scarred, but alive: Post-apocalyptic victory songs. [more inside]
posted by millipede
on Dec 2, 2008 -
President Song: Does anyone know the rest of this?
It is not a mnemonic device, it is just a song to teach all the names of the presidents in order. [more inside]
posted by emhutchinson
on Nov 15, 2008 -
I want to find popular songs with Zen/Buddhist themes, such as living in the moment, rejecting materialism, desire as suffering, non-attachment as freedom. The artists themselves need not be Buddhist and the entire song doesn't have to have a consistent theme. I know I'm using a loose interpretation of Buddhism. Any genre is fine; prefer pop/hip-hop. No chanting. Excerpted examples inside. [more inside]
posted by desjardins
on Nov 6, 2008 -
Movember Playlist. Help me compile a playlist of songs with "November" in the title or featuring prominently in the song. [more inside]
posted by Miss Otis' Egrets
on Nov 4, 2008 -
If I want to be a lady lounge singer, in a restaurant/nightclub, draping myself across a piano in sequins and a smoky spotlight, what are the classic vamp songs I should learn, first?
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur
on Oct 23, 2008 -
I'm looking for insidious earworms, those songs that get really stuck in your head. Warning: answers may induce insanity. [more inside]
posted by JaredSeth
on Oct 16, 2008 -
My newly formed band needs help--please help us find a good song to cover. We are three: one bass, one guitar, and one singer/guitar (female). We are all intermediate in skill (more or less). [more inside]
posted by verevi
on Sep 8, 2008 -
In about a week I'll be moving with some friends across multiple state lines, and it's the first big move any of us have ever made. Suffice it to say we're all a little nervous, so I'd like to commemorate the occasion with a special mix tape. Specifically, I'm looking for any songs about the pain and struggle of moving to and/or living in a new place. [more inside]
posted by ictow
on Aug 21, 2008 -