Can you ID this disco song?
February 6, 2005 4:16 PM   Subscribe

Stupid song filter [again] The falsetto chorus goes: Ahhheeee-Ahhh, nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh; (repeat *2) -waaahhhhhhh. 70s, 80s disco-song, tempo @ ~128bpm (in 2/2?). My wife wants to know and hey, seemed to work for that guy yesterday.
posted by prettyboyfloyd to Media & Arts (18 answers total)
Only thing I can think of is Led Zeppelin's Immigrant Song. Not really disco though.
posted by fvw at 4:27 PM on February 6, 2005

Earth Wind and Fire? "Saturday"? Kinda funky?
posted by contessa at 4:28 PM on February 6, 2005

Oops I meant "September".
posted by contessa at 4:29 PM on February 6, 2005

"I Feel Love" - Donna Summer? Or Jimmy Somerville's falsetto cover of it?
posted by grabbingsand at 4:31 PM on February 6, 2005

It's often easier to find songs by even a snippet of the lyrics, as opposed to the ee-oo format. Do you know any of the words, or was one of the above already correct?
posted by milovoo at 4:31 PM on February 6, 2005

I was interpreting your "nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh" as "Love to love you, ba-by." Just so you know. Might help.
posted by grabbingsand at 4:41 PM on February 6, 2005

"Love To Love You Baby" is a different song than "I Feel Love" but also by Donna Summer. They do sound quite a bit alike though. It wouldn't surprise me if it's one of the two.
posted by glyphlet at 4:49 PM on February 6, 2005

Response by poster: yeah, I know, stupid way to get song title. Neither of us can remember lyrics though, seems like the last few syllables rhyme with September, or remember, ie: Aaahhh-eeee-Aaaaeee, nuh-nuh-nuh remember, Aaahhh-eeee-Aaaaeee, nuh-nuh-nuh september,
Aaahhh-eeee-Aaaaeee, nuh-nuh-nuh remember,
something like that. Though, the remember, september rhyme thing is disputed by her, so ??? Other than that my lobotomy seems to be coming along nicely ;-)
posted by prettyboyfloyd at 4:51 PM on February 6, 2005

Damn. You're right. I combine them because Somerville's version (with Marc Almon) goes from "Love to Love You" right into "I Feel Love."
posted by grabbingsand at 4:52 PM on February 6, 2005

AlmonD. Jeez.
posted by grabbingsand at 4:53 PM on February 6, 2005

Response by poster: I mean, okay, yeah, it's SEPTEMBER, earth wind and fire. Thanks Contessa!

Ba de ya - say do you remember
Ba de ya - dancing in september
Ba de ya - never was a cloudy day

little steps with these complex brain operations you know...
posted by prettyboyfloyd at 4:54 PM on February 6, 2005

Well, since this question has been answered, I'd like to say a) I'm amazed and awed about how this thing with written "phoneticized rhythms" (just made that up — I wonder if there's an actual term for it?) is working here on Ask, and I'm curious if there is precedent for this kind of musical communication on the web?
posted by taz at 11:16 PM on February 6, 2005

Insert "b)" at will. ;)
posted by taz at 11:17 PM on February 6, 2005

Yeah, it's not solely a MeFi thing, nor is it limited to the web - people have been describing music to each other this way on UseNet for years.
posted by benzo8 at 12:37 AM on February 7, 2005

Ah. Thanks, benzo8. (Not "9"! That was just a typo in that earlier thread, by the way.).

I have to admit that the whole phenomenon is totally outside my skills/talents/understanding. In my head just about half these things end up sounding like the (Suzanne Vega?) song with the dada dee dada dum lyrics, so I'm impressed with you other guys. And... contessa? 19 minutes from post? WoweeKazowee-damn!
posted by taz at 3:06 AM on February 7, 2005

Strangely, none of these songs turn out to be scat singing.
posted by scratch at 7:31 AM on February 7, 2005

I'd always thought it was "Barney Owl - say do you remember"... etc. Y'know, kinda like a cartoon barn owl thing?
posted by TiredStarling at 10:51 AM on February 7, 2005

Wow. The first time I read this question the syllables meant nothing to me. It was probably too early in the moring. For some reason the second time they just lept off of the page at me. You did a very good job of spelling out those nonsense syllables, prettyboy.
posted by raedyn at 1:57 PM on February 7, 2005

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