Find that song: Hearts, Stars and Diamonds
February 3, 2016 10:00 AM   Subscribe

Years ago (possibly before YouTube?) a friend sent me a link to a video of a girl singing a wonderfully horrible, super-catchy song with a title/chorus that was something like “hearts, stars and diamonds”; if not that exactly, then something close. Does this song still exist somewhere online?

I’d love to hear this song again, but I can find almost no trace of it online today, except for a single offhand mention in a random forum thread about “the worst song ever made in the history of the human race.”

Does anyone else remember this song or have any idea where to find it? I need to feed this earworm!
posted by Asterism to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Sawdust & Diamonds.
posted by grobstein at 10:14 AM on February 3, 2016 [1 favorite]


I'm enjoying listening to Sawdust & Diamonds now, but the mysterious song I'm thinking of is much more in the vein of someone like Rebecca Black than Joanna Newsom. I suspect the song in question was probably written by the (very) non-professional singer in the video I saw. The lyrics and tune were... not sophisticated.
posted by Asterism at 10:22 AM on February 3, 2016 [1 favorite]


Hitting a bit of a dead end since it seems the original video has been taken down, but I did find a few really gross forum discussions that seem to be about a techno song from 2007, which I won't link but can be found by googling these urls:

Defunct YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOO8zYpmxXk
Defunct MySpace: https://myspace.com/sallyjeanlackidazical
posted by contraption at 10:29 AM on February 3, 2016


Longshot - any chance it's Run Like Mad by Jann Arden? (suits of armor! hearts and arrows! hey hey hey yeah!)
posted by twoporedomain at 11:24 AM on February 3, 2016


Is the singer Sondra Prill? I've found a lot of links and videos but not that song specifically.

http://www.fark.com/comments/2591066/Delusionally-untalented-1980s-Tampa-public-access-host-finds-new-fame-in-21st-century-as-YouTube-star?startid=27664675
http://tidesofblood.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=797
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sondra-Prill/113702018643509#
http://chickytava.blogspot.com/2006/04/legendary-sondra-prill.html
posted by the webmistress at 11:37 AM on February 3, 2016


I think contraption is on the right track, though it does seem to be a dead end. After doing some more Googling and reading many unkind posts on Fark and elsewhere, I feel confident that this song was by someone called Sally Jean and was making the rounds in early 2007. The main lyric was "every time I see you I get hearts, stars and diamonds in my eyes."

However, this little gem seems to have vanished from the Internet completely, which I didn't even think was possible. And that certainly makes me a sad panda.
posted by Asterism at 12:27 PM on February 3, 2016


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