What is this song?
October 3, 2018 5:10 PM   Subscribe

Easy listening, soft pop. A female vocalist; the song has some quieter, almost harpsichord-like sequences. I have hummed part of the melody which she sings a few times. I did not write down, nor can remember, any lyrics (argh!). It was playing over the sound system of a bar of a large hotel in England. The bar staff did not know (they did not have access to the CD it was apparently on). Neither the hotel branch, nor their central HQ, have responded to emails. Heard it about a month ago.
posted by Wordshore to Media & Arts (10 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
haha I wish I knew .. I can't place it but a tiny part of what you hummed reminded me of the who's the boss theme where they sing "and at the end was you" , cut to shot of judith light in the doorway. As I'm not very musically inclined that is not your song I'm sure but , hey, maybe now you'll have a different song in your head? I've had kirsty maccoll singing "a new england" in my head all week - so catchy!
posted by elgee at 7:01 PM on October 3, 2018 [1 favorite]


What it Chainsmokers and Coldplay, Something Like This?
posted by Marie Mon Dieu at 7:15 PM on October 3, 2018 [1 favorite]


It reminded me of Florence + the machine, but I couldn't tell you which song.
posted by Calvin and the Duplicators at 8:19 PM on October 3, 2018 [1 favorite]


Tom's Diner?
posted by Pryde at 8:34 PM on October 3, 2018 [1 favorite]


> ...the who's the boss theme...
Checked it out; no (female vocalist!).
> What it Chainsmokers and Coldplay, Something Like This?
No (female vocalist!).
> Florence + the machine, but I couldn't tell you which song.
Very unlikely, as the female vocalist has a much quieter, softer, and higher pitched voice with less depth than Florence Welch. Have quickly run through their albums to confirm.
> Tom's Diner?
No (though an excellent song, which reminded me to check out Suzanne Vega's back catalogue).
posted by Wordshore at 12:42 AM on October 4, 2018




Joanna Newsom - Peach Plum Pear ?
posted by TestamentToGrace at 11:14 AM on October 4, 2018 [1 favorite]


> Joanna Newsom - Peach Plum Pear?
No, though she does some interesting songs, so thanks.

A few off-thread responses have pointed to the same artist - Sui Zhen. While that may be right - vocally sounding very similar to what I heard - I've gone through videos of Sui's and not found the tune.
posted by Wordshore at 9:54 AM on October 16, 2018


Did you ever find an answer to this?
posted by Marie Mon Dieu at 7:49 PM on October 17, 2018 [1 favorite]


Did you ever find an answer to this?

No - and options exhausted (plus the hotel won't respond with track listing data). I have Shazam on my phone just in case I hear it again.
posted by Wordshore at 12:35 AM on October 20, 2018 [1 favorite]


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