Help me find this song?
June 12, 2016 4:25 PM   Subscribe

Hi. I have a really vague description of a song, and I'm wondering if it rings a bell for anyone. Looking for an 80's/90's song with the possible chorus lyric of "hush now, don't say a word." Female vocalist. I also remember some synthesizer in the song as well. I've uploaded a really bad humming version of the song you can listen to here. Driving us crazy! Thanks for your help.
posted by theantikitty to Media & Arts (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Could it be 'Til Tuesday's song "Voices Carry"?
posted by just asking at 4:46 PM on June 12, 2016 [1 favorite]

That was our first thought as well. But that's not it! Thanks.
posted by theantikitty at 4:50 PM on June 12, 2016

Our Lips Are Sealed by the Go Go's? "hush my darling, don't you cry....."
posted by Malla at 5:41 PM on June 12, 2016 [3 favorites]

The Go Go's might be it.
A longer shot could be Altered Images' "Don't talk to me about love".
posted by Prof Iterole at 5:49 PM on June 12, 2016

Perhaps Fun Boy Three's version of "Our Lips Are Sealed," if not the Go Go's version.

Edit: Oops. You said female vocalist.
posted by ferdydurke at 5:59 PM on June 12, 2016

Kajagoogoo's"Too Shy"? It's not a female singer, but the vocalist sounds rather androgynous in this song.
posted by _Mona_ at 6:20 PM on June 12, 2016 [1 favorite]

Pointer Sisters Slow Hand?
posted by Ideefixe at 6:49 PM on June 12, 2016 [2 favorites]

How sure are you of that melody? For some reason I'm thinking you've got Voice of the Beehive, perhaps "I Say Nothing" mixed up with the bridge from the GoGo's "Our Lips Are Sealed". Or maybe "I Walk The Earth" "Don't Call Me Baby" or "Monster and Angels". The thing you're humming sounds sorta like several of their melodies, but not exactly like any of them.
posted by bongo_x at 7:15 PM on June 12, 2016

The clip made me think of Shakespeare's Sister - Stay for the first time in probably a decade.

The melody isn't right, and there's nothing about "hush now, don't say a word" but there's lots of talk of sleep, and plenty of synthesizer.
posted by sparklemotion at 9:16 PM on June 12, 2016

Carly Simon's version of Mockingbird? - I guess any song with the lyrics "hush now, don't say a word" will probably be at least a nod to this song. Here are some others who have used it.
posted by rongorongo at 11:25 PM on June 12, 2016

It was totally a cover of Slow Hand! Gah! Thanks everyone, and especially Ideefixe. You got that easy touch.
posted by theantikitty at 1:44 PM on June 13, 2016 [1 favorite]

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