Name that tune
April 24, 2005 6:35 PM   Subscribe

Can anyone figure out the name/artist for this song. It's based heavily on the following piano riff. It's very recent and sounds like it's roughly in the genre of Train or Coldplay.

Here's the riff. Hastily-written note pairs are listed below (A-D means play the A and D note together, D being the note three steps up from A). Each line is a measure.

A-D, A-D, A-D
A-C, A-C, A-C
G-C, G-C, G-C
G-B, G-B, G-B

Length of each note:
Dotted quarter, dotted quarter, quarter
Dotted quarter, dotted quarter, quarter
Dotted quarter, dotted quarter, quarter
Dotted quarter, dotted quarter, quarter

A more complex melody plays on the riff.

It's not obscure at all and I figure someone will nab it. Next time that'll teach me to listen to the lyrics and Google them.
posted by shannymara to Media & Arts (5 answers total)
 
That sounds like "Clocks" by Coldplay to me...

Here is a link to that (yes, not very obscure) song at iTunes.
posted by gazole at 6:51 PM on April 24, 2005


I'm guessing Coldplay's "Clocks"
posted by sourwookie at 6:57 PM on April 24, 2005


Awesome... yall are da bomb.
posted by shannymara at 7:05 PM on April 24, 2005


Note that the basic outline of that riff is reused for their new single Speed of Sound (though not shamefully so)
posted by abcde at 7:08 PM on April 24, 2005


Hate to rag off topic, but the use of piano in music by both Coldplay and...uh, who's that one-hit-wonder, Vanessa Carlton? ...anyway, it all seems so dumbed down to me. Especially "Clocks," using that plinked out arpeggiated nonsense, is it too much to ask for Rickie Lee Jones jazz riffs or even (old school) Elton John honky tonk?

Just sayin.
posted by DawnSimulator at 8:35 PM on April 24, 2005


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