Questions tagged [identify-this-sample]

For questions looking to identify the reuse of a recorded sound fragment in another main song. Be sure to include enough information (main song(s) info, video link, source of the sample, etc.) for someone to be able to identify it.

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Where does the “ta-da” sting come from?

This is the sting. It opens this piece by Dvorak. Where does it come from and what is it called? Why is it such a common fanfare sting? Why is it associated with "ta-da"? To leave no stone ...
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Is there a name for this common bass line? [closed]

I've heard this bass line in a number of songs, including Billy Joel's "Piano Man", "One Day More" from Les Miserables, and "Rambling Through the Avenues of Time" by ...
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What is the genre of music that represents Ancient China?

I have heard this type of music in many songs related to Chinese culture or Ancient China. Can you please tell me what this kind of music is called? What is the name of this tune ? What instruments ...
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What online resources are available for identifying songs from audio or score?

Spread across various questions and answers on Music Fans SE are mentions of tools to help identify songs given audio or an excerpt from a score. This question/answer(s) attempt to compile them in one ...
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Can anyone Identify this Piano Music?

Please could someone identify the piano music which is playing in the background of this video?
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Ghost “Square Hammer” vs, Bangles “Hazy Shade of Winter”

Ghost's song "Square Hammer" reminds me strongly of the Bangles "Hazy Shade of Winter" (originally by Simon and Garfunkel). What makes them seem so similar, and is this likely to ...
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Sample of a (seemingly) classical piano music I cannot recognize

While I was playing a video game, I realized there was an npc near a piano with 2 looped piano musics, and a piano sheet. The piano sheet was blurry, but "Für Elise" was recognizable, even ...
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What is the original song from the beat in “I Shot the Sherrif” by Warren G (EPDM remix)?

I love the beat in the song "I Shot the Sheriff" by Warren G (EPMD remix). I heard this same beat from an older song but I can't remember. Do you know what song the beat came from?
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Tower of God Ending song sounds like unknown song

Ending song of the anime "Tower of God": "SLUMP" by Stray Kids First 11 seconds of the song reminds me of some western-culture song, sung by a female. I could possibly provide a clip, but I don't ...
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Who says “I hope we have the coldest winter ever” in Taake's Myr?

At around the 1:15 mark in Taake's Myr, a young girl's voice says, "I hope we have the coldest winter ever." Taake's Wikipedia page lists all past, current and guest members, but I haven't found any ...
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In the movie Silver (1993), what song was playing in the background during the scene in which Zeke and Carly are having beers?

In the movie Silver (1993) starring Sharon Stone as Carly, what song was playing in the background during the scene where Zeke and Carly were having beers, in Zeke's apartment? Some more information:-...
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Where is this “overused” piece of ending originated from? [duplicate]

Here it is: Here's an example video, jump straight to the end (at 11:07). It is literally heard everywhere, mostly used as an improvisation, e.g. to add a fun and humorous twist in any piece of ...
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Name of song based on remembered melody snippet?

I can’t remember a song I heard as a kid and made a short melody of what I remember from the song which I think is in the bridge https://youtu.be/KutZbmtiDyw It doesn’t sound exactly like that, the ...
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What is the name of this song?

I've been searching for the name of the song in this video (vimeo link) for a while and I can't figure it out; Shazam, SoundHound and some other apps didn't know it, either.
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What is the name of the instrument playing on Children of the grave - Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath - Children of the grave From this song what is the name of the instrument that starts playing at 0:49 and sounds more prominent at 1:05 to 1:10 It seems like a drum but dont know of ...
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Origin of sample in Afro Samurais fight against Kuma

Afro Samurais soundtrack was made by hip-hop producer RZA. So, I fair to assume it's based on samples. However, the background music for this fight was not included in the soundtrack (the first two ...
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Disney promo music

What is the name of the background music used in the promo for "The Wonderful World of Disney" in 1997? It sounded like this: D major https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsWxJ59GpRg
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What is the source of this chromatically rising theme?: E F F# G A B C D D# E

I found this theme quoted a lot in the first movement a microtonal symphonic work a friend introduced to me: 3. Symphonie in Yes-Dur. Die Unspielbare (I forgot the name of the Austrian composer) - ...
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What is this sample from Queensrÿche's song, Empire?

At the start of Queensrÿche's song, Empire, from the album of the same name, there is a playing of a telephone answering machine message with the audio: "Sorry, I'm just...it started to hit me like ...
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Identify this piece at the beginning of the video

I was searching for harpsichord competitions, and I came across this video with familiar music. I know I've heard it, but I can't think of its title. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vDw0xQpmWY Can ...
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What is the name of this House track or the original that gets sampled?

This is a snippet from a House track from a resident dj set at MTH-House [2008]. The accordeon kicking in near the end should hopefully render this track recognizable to some. Either original track or ...
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Identify the song used in this video clip [closed]

It's just a small part of a song in a video clip.
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Does anybody know the origin of this melody?

I was watching an episode from a TV series and I heard a melody whose style was very similar to the style of Jethro Tull's music (flute-wise). So I opened Shazam to check it out. Shazam returned D....
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Does “ATLiens” by Outkast sample Doom 2?

The beginning of Outkast's "ATLiens" (from the album of the same name) has a sound effect which reminded me of the video game "Doom 2", especially the final level "Icon of Sin". The sample is at ...
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What is the music at the end of “The Curly Shuffle?” [closed]

At about 02:35, a brief music clip comes in and I can't place it. Does anyone know what song this is?
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Fast instrumental riff with a syncopated beat

Can you identify which song is this sample from? Link The original song is not necessarily in piano.
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Level 1 Background Music from *Circus Charlie* NES game

Today I was listening to the retro 1920s classic music radio and suddenly a familiar tune came into my mind. What I can tell is that it closely resembles the bgm of a nes game I played long time ago - ...
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I can't seem to find a piece that I have played a few notes of

Clip is found here (ignore first note). Thanks!
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New version or extended sampling of Grace - Not Over Yet?

At some point over the weekend, or Monday just gone I was listening to a radio show on the UK's BBC Radio 1 when a version of Grace - Not Over Yet (or a remix or cover that used the lyric with an ...
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What is the source of this clause, often used to mark the completion of something? [duplicate]

Seems everybody knows this clause by ear, even its rhythm is very suggestive. I wrote down a version in C Major, it look like this: The Lilypond source is \relative g' { \key c \major \time 2/4 c ...
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Song with guitar riff similar to Blondie's Atomic

At around 0:13 of Blondie's Atomic a guitar riff starts. I feel like I've heard the same riff (or very slightly altered) before in some other song, but I can't remember which one. I am not talking ...
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Interlude Section in Deep Purple's “Burn” Sounds like Bach

In Deep Purple's Burn, in G minor, there is a guitar solo / interlude section that has a chord progression of: GmㅡCmㅡFㅡB♭ㅡE♭ㅡAdimㅡD7 This is equivalent to: iㅡivㅡVIIㅡIIIㅡVIㅡiioㅡV7 (Source: ...
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What is the origin of this (Gregorian?) chant/sample?

This sample has been used in a variety of media as listed below. (Links have been timestamped to play at the point where the sample begins) Within the Shadow Man soundtrack (This is the earliest ...
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Classical Piano instrumental from recent American drama show

I managed to record this piano piece from an American drama show early May, and I can't remember the name of the show, and Shazam is unable to find this music. Can you help?
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Trance track with same chant sample

Today I found this song from bandcamp and just got flashbacked: https://10pillsmate.bandcamp.com/track/should-we-call-it-trance Do anybody might know other trance, psy or acid songs with the same ...
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Violin song that evolves from traditional classical to upbeat percussive piece

So, I was listening to an old cassette tape of radio music recorded by my brother years ago. The first song on the tape is classical violin at first, but gradually evolves into an upbeat, syncopated ...
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What is the name of the music at the beginning of this promo for the 70th anniversary of GONE WITH THE WIND back in 2009?

It sounded something like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2oX0zQA67U
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Can anyone please help me identify the classical piece at 1:59 in this youtube video?

Here's the video link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vn5lHEtH43s The piece runs from 1:59 to 2:54
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What's the name of the tune in this advertisement for Visa?

It would be great if anyone can tell me the name of the tune that appears in this advertisement for Visa. Link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpF1sZkbaQs
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Electro house music identification

I am trying to identify the soundtrack that is played for a few seconds in this video (from 0'02'' to 0'06''). It reminds me of Perfection from TWOLOUD but it does not seem to be it. Can you help me ...
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In Far Too Loud's “Doomsday Machine”, where did the dialogue clips come from?

The title says it all. I'm wondering which movie/tv show is being sourced for the audio in Doomsday Machine by Far Too Loud. Link (sample at 1:22).
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Can anybody know this music seems to be in 80s

I tried Shazam but no results. The music was mixed in not important video and I extracted the audio. Then I download a commercial for an old car (Trans Am) and then I mixed the Audio with it. https:/...
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Identify beautiful music with unknown language

While sorting out the files on my hard drive, I came across an MP3 of a clip of absolutely beautiful music. I suspect that I might have recorded it myself at some point - either from my phone, or more ...
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Piano melody in movie 'Under the Silver Lake'?

I can't get out of my head a melody I listened to while watching this movie 'Under the Silver Lake'. It's part of the "disturbing piano scene" where the old man brags about having made up so many ...
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Old children's song sampled on Hellnation's “Think Before You Act”

I would like to know the origin of the rhyme sampled at the beginning of the song Think before you act from the band American hardcore band Hellnation (ca 2002, song here: https://www.youtube.com/...
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What is the sample of Xzibit's “Paparazzi”?

The sample of this video is some classical music but it is currently eluding me. Xzibit - Paparazzi
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Is this small bit of The Good Wife score a derivative of a small bit of Alias score?

During the fifth season of The Good Wife composer David Buckley has new variations and adds bits of new score to the series overall soundtrack. There is one small bit that plays in a few scenes ...
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Help identifying this piano sample [closed]

Could someone identify this please?
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Dream by Imagine Dragons seems to have ripped off a song from the early 2000s to maybe 2010

music fans. I love the album Smoke + Mirrors (Apple Music). Today I was listening to the song "Dream" when I noticed this: A little after 2:53, the vocal melody sounds incredibly familiar. I have ...
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Song from the end of 2018 trailer for “Shazam!”

I found the soundtrack at the ending of the 2018 trailer of DC's Shazam! very uplifting and energetic. But Shazam does not recognize this song. Can anybody help me identify it? Link (song starts at ...