Identify yet another mystery song heard in a Chipotle.
February 1, 2014 12:34 PM   Subscribe

This past week, I was in a Chipotle and heard an interesting song. However, Shazam couldn't identify it. It was "psychedelic"-sounding with a male singer (think Beach Boys or The Beatles' "Tomorrow Never Knows"), but the only words I could decipher were "merry go round". See the extended explanation...

When I googled "merry go round Beach Boys", the first thing that came up was "Palisades Park" by Freddy Cannon. However, the Freddy Cannon song has a very different style, and the song in question had the words "merry go round" repeated much more frequently.

It's definitely not Kacey Musgraves!
posted by Seeking Direction to Media & Arts (14 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Long shot as I can't imagine it'd be on in a Chipotle, but there is a later-era Monkees track called 'Merry Go Round.'
posted by mintcake! at 12:48 PM on February 1, 2014

this song maybe? Electric Ch√Ęteau
posted by KogeLiz at 12:52 PM on February 1, 2014

(Though I guess '68 would make it a mid-period track since their run was '66 - '70. Sorry/carry on.)
posted by mintcake! at 12:53 PM on February 1, 2014

There's a song called Merry Go Round by ABBA, sang by one of the guys.
posted by Solomon at 1:11 PM on February 1, 2014

Did you check Chipotle's website? They have a playlist of recent music and if they're recycling music within a short time frame you might find the song there. There's a launcher where you can listen to snippets of each song.
posted by fuse theorem at 1:30 PM on February 1, 2014

Maybe a long-shot: Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Round and Round? (Music starts at 0:35; first instance of "merry go round" is about 1:19.)
posted by mean square error at 1:56 PM on February 1, 2014

I have to include this just in case, because it's psychedelic-sounding, it's got a male singer, the words "merry go round" are repeated incessantly, and it's from the right era - but it would be weirdly hilarious to hear in a Chipotle.
posted by eschatfische at 3:31 PM on February 1, 2014

Ha -- eschatfische's suggestion popped right into my head too! I'd guess that wasn't the Chipotle mystery song though. You're sure it was a song from the 60's, and not a 1990's 'Mats tune?
posted by Fuzzypumper at 6:14 PM on February 1, 2014

You can stream Chipotle radio here, but that may be a painful, long exercise. Or you can email the guy who makes their playlist, Chris Golub, at Studio Orca!
posted by pineappleheart at 7:38 PM on February 1, 2014

Cherry Hill Park?
posted by JanetLand at 9:12 PM on February 1, 2014

Wait, and we've established that it's not just the Beach Boys' cover of Palisades Park?
posted by pineappleheart at 10:42 PM on February 1, 2014

Is it Free Advice by The Great Society?
Merry Go Round by Donovan?
(Sorry, this is fun.)
posted by pineappleheart at 10:50 PM on February 1, 2014

Merry Go Round by The Youngbloods?

I will stop now.
posted by pineappleheart at 10:58 PM on February 1, 2014

"Watching the Wheels" by John Lennon? Features the lyrics "no longer riding on the merry-go-round".
posted by Rufus T. Firefly at 6:34 AM on February 2, 2014 [1 favorite]

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