What is the name of this song?
January 4, 2004 7:19 PM   Subscribe

It's driving me mad. My girlfriend thought it was The Entertainer, my housemate calls it Chopsticks. What on Earth is this tune called? Apologies for crap use of recorded midi guitar noise.
posted by armoured-ant to Media & Arts (11 answers total)
"heart and soul" this may be the first line of the song and not the title, though.
posted by Grod at 7:22 PM on January 4, 2004

It's called "Heart and Soul."

A Google search produced this link, with lyrics - http://www.niehs.nih.gov/kids/lyrics/heartsoul.htm
posted by gnomeloaf at 7:23 PM on January 4, 2004

It's trying to be "Heart and Soul," but the first few notes are actually on the wrong pitches in this sample. Maybe that's why your girlfriend and housemate got it confused with tunes that sound nothing like it.
posted by soyjoy at 7:28 PM on January 4, 2004

I hastily threw the sample together for the sake of this question; it's just the tune we were humming.

But hey, it's "Heart and Soul". Thanks guys!
posted by armoured-ant at 7:31 PM on January 4, 2004

for better of for worse it's a common "first song" to learn on piano, as is chopsticks, but they are different songs.
posted by rhyax at 7:52 PM on January 4, 2004

I think you played the alto part at first. ;-)
posted by konolia at 8:01 PM on January 4, 2004

Just fyi, the entertainer is the theme from the Sting.
posted by dobbs at 9:12 PM on January 4, 2004

Movie trivia time. (although it's not too trivial)

Heart And Soul is the piece that Tom Hanks and Robert Loggia play on the giant keyboard at FAO Schwartz in the movie Big.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 9:38 PM on January 4, 2004

No, they play Chopsticks, I'm pretty sure.
posted by kindall at 9:39 PM on January 4, 2004

You're both right. It's a medley of Chopsticks and Heart and Soul.

i know that movie up and down, back and forth.
posted by jerseygirl at 10:27 PM on January 4, 2004

So my question, which I doubt even AskMe can answer:

Why, whenever two young girls (ages from say, nine to fourteen) see a piano, they INSTANTLY gravitate toward it and invariably play "Heart and Soul" for what seems like hours on end?
posted by Vidiot at 11:32 PM on January 5, 2004

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