80's sax solo
June 7, 2015 9:09 AM   Subscribe

I've got a riff from a saxophone solo stuck in my head and I can't remember what song it's from. I think it's from a Phil Collins or Genesis or similar track from the 80's. The riff sort of goes "doo dooo do do do, do doo do do, do DO do do dah da dum dah da". The general ambiance is sort of nighttime sultry. Does anyone know what I'm talking about?
posted by prunes to Media & Arts (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Gerry Rafferty--Baker Street
posted by Slinga at 9:13 AM on June 7, 2015 [5 favorites]


Wow that was fast. Thank you.
posted by prunes at 9:15 AM on June 7, 2015


Frequently asked question around here.
posted by rabbitrabbit at 9:16 AM on June 7, 2015 [3 favorites]


The sax solo is played by Raphael Ravenscroft, who died just last year.
posted by languagehat at 9:46 AM on June 7, 2015


That one's been in my head off and on for a zillion years. I used to think it was Kenny G, until one of my co-workers corrected me.
posted by Slinga at 9:56 AM on June 7, 2015


Slinga, that was crazy impressive. I have no idea how you got that so quickly based on that description.
posted by gt2 at 10:54 AM on June 7, 2015 [2 favorites]


Slinga, that was crazy impressive. I have no idea how you got that so quickly based on that description.

90% of all questions about a saxophone song are asking about Baker Street.

I just made up this statistic but I'm fairly certain it's accurate anyway.
posted by phatkitten at 11:28 AM on June 7, 2015 [10 favorites]


Long ago, in the before-time, I once called a radio station to ask this very question. Alas, my humming of the riff over the phone wasn't good enough for the DJ to identify.
posted by Shmuel510 at 11:47 AM on June 7, 2015


I think Careless Whisper has to be taken into account, phatkitten.
posted by lmfsilva at 12:16 PM on June 7, 2015 [4 favorites]


See also: Old Time Rock 'n Roll.
posted by I_Love_Bananas at 6:07 PM on June 7, 2015


Just in case, lemme post links to what the songs mentioned thus far actually SOUND like, so you can check:

Baker Street.

Careless Whisper.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 7:07 PM on June 7, 2015


90% of all questions about a saxophone song are asking about Baker Street.
Here's how true that is: I saw that the question was about a sax riff, assumed it was about Baker Street, looked at the actual question, saw that the description didn't really match Baker Street, and it was still about Baker Street.
posted by dfan at 6:17 PM on June 10, 2015 [1 favorite]


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