Yes I'm ask metafiltering nineties techno. Don't judge.
October 24, 2012 7:18 PM   Subscribe

In the mid-ninties, there was this techno song with a vocal instructing the listeners to raise up their hands, "raise them up." His voice was calm and could've been sampled from a movie (it was not like the more cliched sample of a dj or singer revving up the crowd, it felt almost religious). What was the name of this song?

It was not "raise your head up." It was not made in the last few years.
The closest I've found is other people online looking for the same song fruitlessly
posted by history is a weapon to Media & Arts (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Argh. I know exactly what song you mean and I read your post with that voice in my ears. But damn me if I know the title.
posted by The Hyacinth Girl at 7:40 PM on October 24, 2012

Long shot: INXS - Guns In The Sky?
posted by amyms at 7:57 PM on October 24, 2012

The mid-90s? That kind of stumps me. I was thinking Raise Up by DJ Fausto.
posted by xyzzy at 10:05 PM on October 24, 2012

There were a lot of mixes of Reel 2 Real's "Raise Your Hands", some of which feature just the chorus and drop the scatting entirely. It was pretty ubiquitous in 1994 + 1995.

This mix of "Raise Your Hands" by Boston Bruins was very popular, but has a woman doing vocals.
posted by beaucoupkevin at 10:11 PM on October 24, 2012

No chance it's Praise You or sampled off that?
posted by DarlingBri at 11:37 PM on October 24, 2012

Here's a version of Raise Your Hands with MC Ruffian doing the vocals. I have no idea when it's from but definitely it fits your criteria, including the possible religious angle, and it sure as hell sounds 90sish.
posted by mannequito at 12:07 AM on October 25, 2012

Response by poster: No. It's none of these. Techno, mid nineties, maybe earlier, man's voice, voices sounded like it was instructing or religious. Thems the criteria.

The closest is The Hyacinth Girl.
posted by history is a weapon at 8:27 AM on October 25, 2012

Gospel singer Kirk Franklin and his group God's Property had a couple of mainstream hits in the 90s. Was it anything of his?
posted by Fuego at 7:43 PM on October 25, 2012

Response by poster: No, fuego. It was definitely a bonafide techno song.
posted by history is a weapon at 4:37 AM on October 26, 2012

Long shot, but you're not remembering the late 90's early 2000's song "Raise Up" by Petey Pablo?
posted by slateyness at 4:42 AM on October 26, 2012

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