Soundtrackfilter: Please recommend to me mostly-instrumental, sometimes dark, contemplative soundtrack albums (or even compilations or regular albums) in the vein of Michael Andrews' work for Donnie Darko or Robin Guthrie and Harold Budd's soundtrack for Mysterious Skin. [more inside]
What are the canonical "cocksman" blues performances? [more inside]
What songs are about St. Louis? Is there a list somewhere? [more inside]
I think my question might be too vague to google properly, so I turn to you. I'm looking for a wide variety of songs about cities. Not necessarily about a specific city, but in general. A couple of examples of the type of song I'm looking for is Dread the Day (Ghosts of Lemora) and Take Back the City (Snow Patrol). I don't care about musical genre. I'll listen to just about anything. :)
What are some really great "learn by example" music tutorial websites? [more inside]
I'm looking for songs in which the singer specifically references listening to another musician, song or album. Please help? [more inside]
I need to update my dance-y indie music selection. My playlist is so 2007. [more inside]
Is there a way to quickly check if a certain song (or artist) is on Pitchfork's list of the top 500 tracks of the decade? I've been Googling to try to see if anyone has posted a plain-text version of the whole list on one page, but I haven't found it. [more inside]
What are some of your favorite obscure electronic music singles? I'm looking for the kind of stuff where an otherwise unremarkable or unrecognized artist managed to release one perfect song. [more inside]
I am charged with finding music for a work party. The theme is "NFL Draft Day" so I need songs relating to American football. The association to football can be pretty loose and tenuous. Any suggestions? [more inside]
What is that squeak that guitars sometimes make, and where can I hear more of it? [more inside]
Looking for songs about self-reassurance. [more inside]
Which recording of "Cup of Loneliness" is used at the end of Mad Men season 2 episode 12, "The Mountain King", and where can I get it? [more inside]
We made a magazine all about pants. Not a fashion magazine or anything, just people writing/drawing/doing poems abut pants. Now it's time to launch it and I seem to need some pants-related songs for a radio show. Seems like a perfect question for the hive-mind. Any ideas?
What music came out soon (within a year) after September 11 2001 that was uniquely affected, either in perception or creation, by the terrorist attacks? [more inside]
Hi, I would like to know song's that are similar to Club De Narcisse (some websites display the song name as Club Le Narcisse). This is from Malcolm McLaren's album Paris. By similar I don't mean songs by Malcolm McLaren. By similar I mean songs that have the same musical structure, beat, flow, rhythm and genome attributes. [more inside]
I'm putting together this jamband playlist for an overseas trip. Pretty simple, right? [more inside]
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]
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.
Musical mavens of Metafilter, please recommend some upbeat break up songs. [more inside]
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]
What are some good songs about baseball? [more inside]
Looking for a mother-son dance song for my wedding. [more inside]
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]
Can anyone recommend songs that sound like "Carol Brown" by Flight of the Conchords? [more inside]
Epistolary songs? [more inside]
Looking for songs about fonts... [more inside]
I need songs that, amongst other things, advise a woman not to get involved with a married man. Thanks in advance:-)
What Is That Song They Always Use...? [more inside]
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?
Why is my iTunes 8 "capping" my library at about 30,000 songs? [more inside]
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]
Please recommend your favorite acoustic guitar and piano songs! [more inside]
I'm assembling a playlist to tell a boy that I have a crush on him. Suggestions? [more inside]
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.
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]
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]
Which albums sequence their best song in the middle of a side? [more inside]
I'd like to learn some more comedy songs to sing at the piano along the lines of Hugh Laurie's Mystery. Suggestions? [more inside]
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]
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?
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]
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?
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]
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]
Musicians/musically inclined mefites: help a non-musician better recognize the intricacies of music. [more inside]
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.
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?
Your favourite 'Back' and 'Return' songs. Music fans - hit me! [more inside]