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]
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.
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.
Are there any songs about the city of Amsterdam? [more inside]
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!
Three songs I'm looking for - various degrees of difficulty... [more inside]
How can I sort my iTunes library by "songs I've already added to my iPod"? [more inside]
Need music for a going away party. [more inside]
We're having a party on inauguration night. What songs can we sing to celebrate the occasion? [more inside]
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?
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?
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]
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]
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]
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]
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!"
What are some amazing virally-disseminated music songs from the internet from 2008? [more inside]
Any good indie or punk rock songs about babies, young children as tributes or goofs? [more inside]
Christmas Song Filter: I'm looking for the best, current, classic Christmas song covers by today's popular artists. [more inside]
Help me compile a mix of songs about Star Wars! [more inside]