Oh, I love this song? What's it called? You don't know? Damnit.
May 1, 2010 8:59 PM   Subscribe

What's this song I have stuck in my head? Doo-wop female singer with male rapping...

Some of the lyrics (yes, I've tried googling, with no avail):

"Ooh, and I just can't wait to see my baby. I'll be home tonight." (That's the woman's part)

The song features a female singer and a male rapper. It's played on a local hip-hop station, but they never do back announcements on those stations. It's a new song as far as I can tell, but it sounds like it's from the 60s or something. A piano is a major part of the song.

(And no, I can't believe I'm "wasting" a question on this.)

Does anyone know this song?! It's driving me nuts!
posted by too bad you're not me to Media & Arts (14 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Oh, man, I feel like it might be a Sharon Jones song, since you say it's new but sounds like it's from the 60's.
posted by redsparkler at 9:10 PM on May 1, 2010

Kind of sounds like "Hey Daddy" by Usher

maybe not.
posted by djduckie at 9:14 PM on May 1, 2010

Have you checked that station's website for playlists?
posted by Burhanistan at 9:15 PM on May 1, 2010

If it's this, it'll make my day.
posted by artychoke at 9:18 PM on May 1, 2010

It's definitely not Usher. I checked the station's website, but they don't seem to update it often. FWIW, I heard it on Power 106.
posted by too bad you're not me at 9:18 PM on May 1, 2010

C'mon, artychoke, is that a joke? No, it's not Justin Beiber. That doesn't even sound like a doo-wop song! Give me more credit than that! ;)
posted by too bad you're not me at 9:19 PM on May 1, 2010

Ooh, I wish artychoke was right. Lyrics aren't quite right, but everything else is, so my guess is Tightrope.
posted by donnagirl at 9:24 PM on May 1, 2010

Ha! I was sort of kidding, sort of hoping, I guess. I'm amazed by the surprise Ludacris in that song every time I hear it, so I thought of that for some reason. It's like being rickrolled by Luda or something, the way he pops in.
posted by artychoke at 9:26 PM on May 1, 2010

Not Tightrope, but a much closer sound than any of the other songs!

Thanks so far for everyone's suggestions. :) Keep 'em comin'!
posted by too bad you're not me at 9:27 PM on May 1, 2010

Reflection Eternal--Midnight Hour featuring Estelle

(Reflection Eternal =Talib Kweli & DJ Hi-Tek)

The lyrics aren't online yet, but it's got the lyric you quoted (around 1:15).
posted by neda at 9:42 PM on May 1, 2010 [4 favorites]

Yeah, it sounds like neda's almost certainly got it; that Talib Kweli track sounds exactly like what you want, complete with Motown sample running through it.
posted by koeselitz at 9:50 PM on May 1, 2010

The sample in that tune, by the way, is from the Shirelles' "Mama Said."
posted by koeselitz at 9:56 PM on May 1, 2010

YES! I knew you guys could figure it out! Neda's got it. :) Thanks everyone.
posted by too bad you're not me at 10:10 PM on May 1, 2010

Was just going to recommend Midomi.com :)
posted by friedbeef at 1:48 AM on May 2, 2010

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