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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The “right here, right now” sample in “Right Here, Right Now”

In Fatboy Slim’s Right Here, Right Now, the lyrics contain repetitions of "right here, right now", spoken by a woman. This sample seems to be taken from the movie Strange Days, where Angela Bassett ...
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Meaning of non-English singing from Diablo 2

I've been playing Diablo 2 enough to memorize its soundtrack, and I've heard this distinct singing from it in more than one other composition. But it's not in any language I can recognize, and I don't ...
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Identify these Gregorian Chant samples from Delerium's “Flatlands” and “Metaphor”

On Delerium’s Semantic Spaces album, there are a few songs that use samples of Gregorian chants. I'd like to identify the following samples, so that I can find and listen to the full Gregorian chant ...
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Where does this famous rhythm pattern come from (oftenly used to knock on a door)?

This rhythm pattern seems very famous and is oftenly used to knock on someone's door, sometimes as a code: Does it have an history? Where does it come from?
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What is the source of the “That boy needs therapy” song from Frontier Psychiatrist?

The song "Frontier Psychiatrist" by The Avalanches contains a sample of what sounds like an excerpt from a movie: That boy needs therapy, psychosomatic That boy needs therapy, purely ...
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Identify a sample in “Summertime” by Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince?

I'm curious what the origin of main background-persistent sample in the DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince (Will Smith) song Summertime is from? It's sort of familiar to me as something reminiscent ...
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In Michael Jackson's song Thriller, what is the bird cry at 3:11?

During Michael Jackson's song Thriller, what is the coyote or bird call that is played at 3:11? What animal makes it? Youtube link provided below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEHsIcsjtdI
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Audio sample in Infected Mushroom's “The Shen”

In Infected Mushroom's track The Shen, from their second album Converting Vegetarians, there is an audio sample starting at 3:30 and looping quite a few times that I could never understand. I have ...
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What is the source of this clause, often used to mark the completion of something?

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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Identify this “answer waiting” bossa nova song in Russia

I can't find a full version of this bossa nova song that features in a Russian comedy show (only the small piece starting from 1:17). It looks like Brazilian Portuguese, I hear words (but not sure). ...
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“Sad” piano music played during clip of “Everything Wrong With John Carter” video

I would like to find the name of the piece and the composer for the following piano part played in the background. The only relevant portions of the YouTube clip are from 15:38-15:48: https://youtu....
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What song samples the beginning of the X-Files episode “Ice” (s01e08)?

With the arrival of new X-Files episodes imminent, my wife and I have started watching the original series again from the beginning. When we got to episode 8, Ice, she was a bit confused as I knew ...
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Common Documentary Background Music Title (from YouTube link)

This is my first post on Stack Exchange, so if this is the wrong way to use this please inform me. I have heard the following song in many different documentaries and was wondering what song it is. ...
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What is this chant?

There's a sample of what sounds like a religious chant that has cropped up in a few disparate soundtracks: Example 1 (from Cirque du Soleil's Quidam) Example 2 (dropped in pitch) (from the PC game, ...
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What does the melody sound like in “This Life Is Lost” from Dr. Peacock & Sefa?

Somehow the melody of This Life is Lost reminds me of a similar melody of a piano song. Has anyone made the same remark?
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Did Nelly's song 'over and over' sample another song?

"It's all in my head I think about it over and over again" - this lyric from Nelly's "Over and over" sounds to me like it's from an earlier song but i can't find it online. Can you help me identify ...
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Genre of ominous music used for anime cutscenes when the villain approaches

(Migrated from anime and manga upon advice) The following piece of music is extracted from some video on the internet (which the twitter link cannot be included here due to the content is rather ...
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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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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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Most reliable music recognition software

My local AHL team plays this song that I kinda dig, or at least from the 10-second clips it sounds interesting. It's sorta EDM. Anyway, last night I remembered to record video while they were ...
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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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Source of dialogue from intro to Beastie Boys' “Professor Booty”

On the 3rd album of the Beastie Boys Check Your Head, to start the track Professor Booty, there is what sounds like dialogue to a movie: Yo I don't hang out with those guys. Man I ain't got nothin ...
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“On a boat in the moonlight” “Those are the Eyes of a Woman in Love” - from YouTube video

I found this used as the background music of an unrelated video on youtube. I searched on google for fragments of lyrics that I can pickup, I tried the usual song identification applications, all to ...
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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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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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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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Name the sample on the track “Four Ethers” by serpentwithfeet

Can anyone name the orchestral sample being used in the track "Four Ethers" by the artist serpentwithfeet? I heard this on UK Radio 1 recently - sounds like R&B singing over Mahler or something ...
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Crosscut- “Spit the Fire” Intro. Is this taken from a movie?

Since I heard the song the first time about 16 years ago, I wonder where the intro is taken from. It sounds like it is from a movie, but I am not sure about that. Does somebody know where it is from? ...
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Fallout Boy - Centuries: References a tune, what is it?

So, I'm listening to Fallout Boy and I hear a tune I've heard elsewhere, but I can't place it. You'll find it at about 1:10 in this video: https://youtu.be/LBr7kECsjcQ?t=1m10s I'm pretty sure they'...
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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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Composer of Halo

In the beginning of "Halo" by Beyoncé we hear a piano riff, with violins nd a drum beat in the background, it's beautiful. Who composed that particular part? The piano part. I looked it up and it says ...
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Source of this “Simple Gifts” recording?

I recently went to Laurel Caverns. At one point during the tour, they played a recording of "Simple Gifts" set to lights, and I can't shake the feeling that I've heard that version somewhere before. ...
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Is there a base sample used to produce most of the UK Garage?

I just wondered, listening to quite some UK Garage (or UKG for short) the last couple of days, whether there is a common sample being used to produce that signature: "boom-tss-clats-tss-booboom-tss-...
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Song used on an Instagram pokemon post

I recently found this post on Instagram and i have been trying to find the song for it. I've used shazam but the song is too short ,i looked up the lyrics on google and youtube multiple times ,i tried ...
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What is the origin of the synth sample in the start of both [Dark PHOENiX] Deaf to all but the Song and DBZ Ultimate Tenkaichi - Courage

Within the first 10 seconds of both songs you can clearly hear very similar musical phrases played on a bright synth with delay and filter modulation. I didn't find any direct relation between the two ...
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Origins of the outro sample from Take the Sword Part III on the Afro Samurai Resurrection soundtrack?

At the end of Take the Sword Part III on the Afro Samurai Resurrection soundtrack, there is this sample: When a man wants to attract the female The best way is to apply a musk perfume But when ...
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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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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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Identify this origin of this violin sample

The Spose song Gee Willikers came up on my Pandora station recently, and it contains a sample that sounds very familiar to me. It sounds like violins or some other stringed instruments; three groups ...
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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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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♭ㅡCm6(omit fifth)*ㅡD7 * Play with the notes E♭, A, C. This is ...
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Identify soundtrack from the Disney/Pixar's Coco trailer

What song is playing in the 2nd half of Disney/Pixar's Coco trailer? The them seems to go: G B G A F A D B D C A C
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identify music from Discovery Channel documentaries

I'm hearing the same music in several Discovery Channel documentaries. Is this a song or a melody composed just for Discovery documentaries? The piece can be heard at the 18:10 mark in this video. ...
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Who is the woman speaking on the Orchids' “Living Ken and Barbie”?

It must be a sample, right? And not someone from the band like Pauline Hynds? I don't have the album, so I can't read any liner notes. Thanks for the help. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kgRUqh8YHM
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What's the title/artist of that funky song?

I am looking to identify that sample. I have it for a long time but can't find where it comes from. I uploaded the beginning of the song so you guys can listen to it. I don't want to post the entire ...
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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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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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Identify the opening discourse in “Pray”, from Haelos

So there is this discourse opening from the band Haelos, it is the first song in this link. Does anyone know who's talking? My bet is that is Churchill, but I'm not sure.
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Melancholy piano waltz

I've tried my best on several websites/apps to find out what was that piano piece, but couldn't find anything. Any ideas? I have added the piano piece on youtube Thank you!