Questions tagged [identify-this-song]

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What is the title of this classic Russian(?) piano song?

I am trying to identify a song my mom played on piano when I was little. She learned it by ear approx 60 years ago in Canada (her cousin, also Canadian, taught her) and just knows it as "the russian ...
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Old song with lyric “Number 9 with a brass plate on the door”

My grandfather often used to sing a snippet of an old song. My mother and I are curious as to what the song is, but we've not been able to find it with Google. I wondered if anyone here happened to ...
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“Are you going to leave me here alone and forsake your own country?”

I'm trying to remember a folk song I heard (recorded, sung by a man with a guitar) as a child. The only part I can remember now is from the refrain, which goes Singing Jimmy, dearest Jimmy, On ...
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Identifying background tune in How to Get Away With Murder 3x09

I'm trying to find out the name of the song that plays on S03E09 of the How to Get Away With Murder TV series, starting about 24:30 min, when Wes fires Vince (his lawyer). The song has no lyrics and I ...
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Power Pop song - “Living in Boston… say hello, say hello”

This is a song I encountered on another song identification board, and it seems like it may have been sought for in a couple of other forums without luck. It was a modern power pop song, reminiscent ...
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What piece of waltz is quoted by Victor Wooten in this SMV concert?

Here is the link to the video (at 47s), from the SMV (Staley Clarke, Marcus Miller, Victor Wooten) concert at the Vitoria Gasteiz Jazz Festival (in 2009).
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Disco/Funky song, maybe Sister Sledge from “Ecce Bombo” movie"

I need some help finding who is the artist and maybe also the title of this funky song. I took it from an italian film called Ecce Bombo, which unfortunately doesn't have an offical soundtrack, and ...
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Identification of Salieri Excerpt in “Amadeus”

In the famous asylum scene at the beginning of "Amadeus," Salieri plays two of his own melodies: one at 0:18 and one at 0:42. I have tracked down the second melody; it's an aria from his opera "Axur" ...
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Rap song about a veteran coming home from the war

Okay, first of all, I've been looking for this song for about 2-3 years now. It's a rap song about a veteran (from first person), talking about the war. One line is along the lines of "bombs under my ...
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What is the composition from the note sheet used as background graphic for DoTA 2 music pack icons?

Different music packs in DoTA 2 have icons that all seem to have the same note sheet as a background. Some examples: What is the composition's name? Who is the author? What is the history of its ...
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Does anyone know what this song is called?

I have a wav file that I found on my computer, although I have no memory of it, and I really want to find out what it's from and what it's called. It's a rather poor quality file, but maybe that's ...
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Country/Western song regarding girlfriend who took dog and broke heart?

5 or 6 years ago my boss asked me if I knew of a country/western song sung by a man who described a lover who broke his heart and took his dog. I did not know of it (she thought I might only because I'...
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What is the song on this wood block, really?

I recently spotted this image on Facebook: It's obviously not actually "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" or anything like it. But it's a fairly reasonable melody with basically ...
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The “Most Mysterious Song on the Internet”

Twelve years ago, a catchy New Wave anthem appeared on the internet with no information about who wrote or recorded it. Amateur detectives have spent thousands of hours since trying to figure out ...
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Fast, funny French song “Le Zett” (?) c. 1982-86

I heard this song on the radio a number of times, probably around 1982 - 1986. It's a french song, I believe, and the male singer had a rather deep voice. The song is fast and interpreted in a funny, ...
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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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Mozart riff with “Heart and Soul” progression

There is a song I heard quite some time ago. It is by a classical composer, and I think it was Mozart. Somewhere in the middle, the cello plays a brief riff with the same famous chord progression as ...
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NPR Instrumental from YouTube heard as background to kindergarten “planets play”

So I'm a pianist. For more than 7 years, there has been this one tune stuck in my head, and I have always wanted to know what it was, so of course, I played it by ear on a piano, and here's the ...
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Identify classical soundtrack of a British Airways documentary?

Could someone please tell me what the name of this classical music is in A Very British Airline - British Airways Documentary, Episode 3 at the linked time (55:36).
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What's this 90s pop song with a children's choir?

I have this song stuck in my head for, believe it or not, something like 20 years. Can you help me identify it? Thanks! It must have been popular (and probably released) in the 90s in Europe. The ...
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Gravel-voiced female singer “when I clap my hands you'll come to me”?

This is a song I heard around 2007, it featured a gravel-voiced female singer (similar to Macy Gray) cooing a refrain that sounded to me like "oh baby, ooh baby, when I clap my hands you'll come to me....
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Music being played by harp player in subway

Does anybody know the name of the piece being played by a harp player in the subway, at the following link?
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Song from Ortego demo video

Please help identifying this piece of music. I've tried several music recognition softwares with no luck. I have also reached out to Ortega directly but haven't received a response. I'm not sure if it'...
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A musical theme in Almodovar's movie “Pain and glory”

In Pedro Almodovar's movie "Pain and glory" there is a soundtrack "Geografía y anatomía" by Alberto Iglesias. The ending of this piece sounds very familiar to me, but I can not ...
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Song with distinct sound effects in the intro

Does anyone know the name of a song where you hear someone saying goodbye to a wife, walking into their garage (the background noise of a family house is cut off as the door closes behind him); then ...
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seeking to identify popular folk song “when the darkness of the night begins to show / streetlight always says hello”

In the 1970s, I lived in a strict religious communal organization, part of the Jesus People Movement, in which we sang (as it now seems) all the time. We sang spontaneously, a capella --- never used a ...
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Help identify the song in this sound file (piano sample)

The linked file contains a tune that my brother, friend, and I have used as a sound track to accompany minor mischief for many years. We are pretty certain we didn't invent it, but none of us have ...
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What is the name of this Japanese (Anime) song?

Awhile back, I stumbled upon this song on a video called "MONOGATARI: If Tarantino Made An Anime..." by Tindanime, and on 0:24 to 1:12, the song plays in the background. It seems to have ...
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What is this Debussy piano piece?

Years ago when I was taking piano lessons I performed a piece in a recital with the other piano students. I'm super sure it was by Debussy, but now I'm doubting myself. The entire recital was themed ...
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Identify this composition sketched by Wittgenstein?

This comes from Ludwig Wittgenstein's Culture and Value, a posthumously edited collection of fragments and notes. On page 21e, Wittgenstein includes a passage of written music that he refers to as, &...
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In the film “Elizabeth”, what is the name of the piece played by the French during their initial arrival?

In the movie Elizabeth, when she meets the French marriage candidate, the duke of Anjou, they are playing a fanfare from their boat. Here is the scene on YouTube - on Netflix it's at timestamp 58.49 (...
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Uncredited song from the movie "The Informer' (2019)

Recently, I've watched The Informer (2019) and heard an oddly familiar song. The song plays in the background of a warehouse scene, starting at 00:18:43. You can watch this scene on vimeo: https://...
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What is the music in Sarah Hughes's 2002 Winter Olympics ice skating video?

The video titled "Amazing Figure Skating Gold For Underdog Sarah Hughes - Salt Lake 2002 Winter Olympics" from the official Olympics YouTube channel shows figure skater Sarah Hughes's long ...
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From which album does this children's Spanish song come from?

Although I am attaching a recording for one song in this album, Id actually like to identify this and the other songs that were in it and learn from which album it came. I am completely blind, and ...
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What song is this erroneously transcribed sheet music?

A question on Music Practice & Theory Stack Exchange asks how to read this weird sheet music: I think it is a known song! But I can't remember which one it could be. Especially the last 6-7 bars ...
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Identifying themes in Tsfasman's “Fantasy on themes from dance melodies by Matvey Blanter”

Lately, I've been learning "Fantasy on themes from dance melodies by Matvey Blanter" (Фантазия на темы танцевальных мелодий М. Блантера), a song written by Alexander Tsfasman. I'm interested in ...
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What is this song called just from this recorded melody?

I really want to know the name of this song but all I have is the melody. I recorded it on my toy piano. I have no other way of trying to identify it other than I sort of know the melody but I can't ...
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Male/Female Duet 2000s - car or truck in the cold and snow

So my brother passed away in 2008. He was really into underground music and I’ve been trying to find a song that he put on a CD for me once. It was a duet between a male and a female voice. The ...
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Song ID: Piano intro

I'm trying to identify a particular earworm. It starts off with only piano as I've recorded here https://soundcloud.com/jm-roux-556361227/section1-piano-intro After this there's a few moments of ...
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What is the ending music of Rick and Morty S3 E1?

I'm wondering what the music is at the end of S3E1, where Rick has his speech to Morty in the garage. I couldn't find this anywhere, and any of the songs that are referenced aren't the one I'm ...
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Song recorded off UK radio

Does anyone recognise this song? I tried shazam and sound hound. I can't really identify the words to try and find it through its lyrics. https://youtu.be/1pnZxUimvew
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Slavic Music Video With Rebellious Old Couple

I was watching some Tv (I don't remember the channel) before falling asleep and caught a amazing music video, but I couldn't get the name because it was in a slavic language (possibly russian or ...
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How do I find an obscure remix of a popular song?

I’m trying to find a version of “Bright” by Echosmith that played at JCPENNEY. It’s a little more techno and I think superior to the original. All of my searches on Shazam, google, YouTube, Spotify ...
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Stray sheet music

Hello, can anyone help me identify this piece of music? Thanks, Robert
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Unknown avant-garde piano song performed by Kyari Leen Alcantara

I have no idea what the title of this beautiful solo piano piece is. It kinda reminds me of an obscure avant-garde style. Here is the YouTube link: Kyari Leen Alcantara - Piano, Adult Recital, AUp
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Children's song about the human body and how blood works

I remember there was a children's song on a cd that was a collection of songs for kids and one of the songs was a song about the human body and how blood pumps through it and the importance of blood ...
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Unknown Jaci Velásquez track?

My iTunes library is about half purchased via Apple and the other half imported from CDs or vinyl that we purchased. I almost always verify/correct all the tags when I add a song. I would have said ...
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Lyrics: “Going for the road life, living for the wild life, swimming in the moon light…“

I recently have heard a song on the radio, but I have no idea what the song title or who the artist is. The song is already quite old and I think it is something similar to country. I am also not ...
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Choral composition with train whistle effect

I'm looking for a piece of choral music that I once stumbled upon on Youtube, but for the life of me can't find again. It was for unaccompanied mixed chorus might or might not have been by Jaakko ...
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What's this song during the scissors scene from “The Big Lebowski?”

In The Big Lebowski, after The Dude leaves Jackie Treehorn's, there's a short scene of him running down the street before being picked up by the Malibu police. A song plays here with heavy drums and ...