Need help IDing a song
May 14, 2015 3:38 AM   Subscribe

I heard a song on the radio today that I really liked, but foolishly I didn't drop everything and try to find it, and now that I've forgotten the lyrics I attempted to memorise, I need help to ID it! The station's website only shows the last 20 or so recently played songs, so it's no help. What I remember is that the song was girl group-y, almost certainly from the sixties or seventies, and that the lyrics were in part about lying—I think there was some plaintive line in the chorus accusing someone of lying or something. OBVIOUSLY this doesn't narrow things down much, but I'll listen to anything that you think fits the bill!
posted by president of the solipsist society to Grab Bag (24 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
Is there a chance that it was Megan Trainor's Lips Are Movin? It just came out and is getting a lot of play, but sounds very late 60s girl group-y.
posted by correcaminos at 3:52 AM on May 14, 2015




None of those, sadly. It was definitely from a while ago, because the production was characteristically fuzzy, even accounting for the fact I was hearing it over radio.
posted by president of the solipsist society at 4:05 AM on May 14, 2015


Was it a slow song or an uptempo one?
posted by Hermione Granger at 4:10 AM on May 14, 2015


Not slow. I don't remember it being, like, really uptempo, but it was definitely not a slow song.
posted by president of the solipsist society at 4:14 AM on May 14, 2015


You are much more likely to get the right answer from the station.

Contact them, tell them when you were listening, and ask them for a playlist covering that time. Maybe you can talk to the DJ, if it wasn't a robot.

Get that playlist and then search YouTube for each likely title until you find the right one.
posted by pracowity at 4:29 AM on May 14, 2015 [4 favorites]


Good idea, I've sent them a message.
posted by president of the solipsist society at 4:47 AM on May 14, 2015


Do you remember if it was about lying in general, or maybe included cheating? The first song that popped into my head was Lipstick on Your Collar.
posted by bjrn at 4:53 AM on May 14, 2015 [1 favorite]


Was it Liar Liar by the Castaways?
posted by stachemaster at 4:58 AM on May 14, 2015


Neither of those were it, sadly, but they're both really good which is something!

I can't remember if the song referenced cheating. ):
posted by president of the solipsist society at 5:13 AM on May 14, 2015


My Boyfriend's Back - The Angels?
Don't Say Nothing About My Baby - The Cookies?
Too Many Fish in the Sea - The Marvelettes?
Dont Mess with Bill - The Marvelettes?
posted by rongorongo at 5:24 AM on May 14, 2015


Our Lips are Sealed - The Go-Go's?
posted by Jasper Fnorde at 5:44 AM on May 14, 2015


These Boots Are Made for Walkin'?
posted by amro at 5:49 AM on May 14, 2015


Maybe Betty Harris, I'll Be a Liar?
posted by felix grundy at 6:26 AM on May 14, 2015


Bits and pieces are coming back. The focus production-wise was not on the lead's voice, as it is in the Betty Harris and Aretha Franklin suggestions... the vocals were a bit lower in the mix, probably because there was nothing particularly exceptional about them.
posted by president of the solipsist society at 6:32 AM on May 14, 2015


I don't agree that her vocals are not exceptional (tone, feeling, amazing, imo), but based on the lying idea alone, Laura Lee's Dirty Man?
posted by cotton dress sock at 7:53 AM on May 14, 2015


The Tammys - His Actions Speak Louder Than Words ?
posted by rongorongo at 8:35 AM on May 14, 2015


The Supremes The Happening?
posted by carmicha at 8:41 AM on May 14, 2015


Maxine Brown - Oh No Not My Baby
Alice Clark - You Hit Me (Right Where It Hurt Me)
Esther Phillips - Just Say Goodbye
posted by rongorongo at 9:39 AM on May 14, 2015


It could be a very cool song from 1982 called "There's Something Going On" by Frida. I heard it twice ever on the radio, and I only know about it because it caught my ear.
posted by Shylo at 4:38 PM on May 14, 2015


Also, get Shazam on your smartphone, for the next time. Then you can just have the app listen, and tell you immediately what the song is.
posted by musofire at 9:06 PM on May 14, 2015


I'm calling the station. Will keep y'all posted.
posted by president of the solipsist society at 10:18 PM on May 14, 2015


Gaaaaah their system apparently only works by you giving a specific time, and then they tell you the song that was playing at that time. Which I think is probs bull, but whatever.

Keep the suggestions rolling in then I guess ): haven't heard it yet
posted by president of the solipsist society at 10:42 PM on May 14, 2015


Very tempted to just call up 60 times asking about the songs that were playing in 3 minute intervals in the time span it could have been 😑
posted by president of the solipsist society at 10:52 PM on May 14, 2015


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