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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Progressive Rock song, c.2002, “girl with brown hair” “standing there in my dream”

I heard this song on 99.7 KY in 2001 or 2002, when I was stationed at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. It was on a Sunday. I contacted the station and have a list of all the songs played from 2002-2003, but ...
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French song that quotes several 60's era songs in English

When I was taking French in high school my teacher played a song for us that I think was a popular song at some point (I took French in 2003, but I suspect the song was a lot older than that - maybe ...
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What's the name of this french song by Dalida?

I've been looking for the name of this Dalida's song for two hours and because I don't know French, it's a very hard job. Can you please tell me its name? I want to find its lyrics and their ...
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Music video comic/cartoon like, detective and woman and mob

I'm looking for song, probably years 80's/90's. What i remember is music video that was cartoon-like, but technique was comic-like. Pictures was rather static - movement seemed as painted for comic. ...
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Simon and Garfunkel - Song with Random Words

Around 1997, I borrowed one of my parents' Simon and Garfunkel CDs (might of even been a cassette tape). It was pretty awesome and have lots of great songs on it. There was one particular song, that ...
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Traditional Christmas carol in modal key with lots of “fa la la…”

I'm trying to find out the name of a traditional Christmas carol I remember. It's in the harmonic key and contains the chorus "fa la la la, fa la la la la la la la, fa la la la la la la la la la la ...
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Ident Romeo and Juliet song

I can’t find the cruddy radio copy mp3 I used to have anymore but the first verse goes like this: My Juliet.. I was your Romeo you were my Juliet and we were so in love. It was instant ...
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What is the origin of the common bell chime motif?

There is an 8-note motif that is used by the chimes on bell towers, clocks and doorbells throughout the western world. It is A-F-G-C, C-G-A-F then repeated. It can be hard at the beginning of Miles ...
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What era and/or genre do these classical pieces recorded by violinist André Rieu belong to?

What era do these pieces belong to? Links are to orchestral recordings by André Rieu. The Second Waltz Bolero Amazing Grace They are neither classic nor baroque, but are they romance ?
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Guitar song from the movie The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)

In the movie The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014), there is a scene where the sheriff is alone with a girl, and he puts a tape on and one of the best bluesy intros to a song I have ever heard comes on,...
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What metal song is used in this trailer for the animated movie *The Secret Life of Pets*?

I saw this in the trailers before The Peanuts Movie, it cracked me up. Just wondering if it's a "real" song or if it was written for the movie (I can't see it ending up on a soundtrack for a kids ...
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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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Tragic 60's song with unknown lyrics by a male singer about a fallen military buddy

I heard an old song on the radio years ago. I fell in love, but have since forgotten most of it. It was brought up and I want to find it. I don't remember the title, and I guess I don't remember ...
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Rock song with lyric “walking in your shoes”, gruff voice singer like Linkin Park

There's a rock (or metal) popular song, not recent probably. It has these phrases (sort of). "walking in your shoes" "something i am not gonna say to you" "i love you" "and every second i" Can ...
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March at the end of Jean Michel Jarre concert

At the end of Jean Michel Jarre's Equinoxe VII, in the album Les Concerts en Chine, after the applause, a march or anthem can be heard. Does anyone know its name?
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Identify female vocal country/rock song when search for lyrics yielded no exact matches - “you say I won't forget you”?

I'm trying to identify a song which the lyrics say something like "you say I won't forget you" // "you say that I don't love you" (something like that, I was at the gym and couldn't write it down or ...
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Long narrative set to music, recorded in oil tank, storm called “Honolulu Lou”

Back in the 60's I heard a long musical piece that I can't call a song, rather it was more a story set to music. I can only remember bits of what I heard. There was a tropical storm in the Pacific ...
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Slow and deliberate, hauntingly beautiful classical piece (identify from score)

Slow and deliberate, hauntingly beautiful. Can you tell me the name and composer of this piece of classical music I've tried to recreate from memory? I'll be eternally grateful, of course. https://...
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1978 disco song with lyrics “Keep on, keep on, keep on dancing”

I'm looking for a 1978-1979 disco song where the lyrics went "Keep on, keep on, keep on dancing". I believe it was on a compilation cassette in 1978 where one of the last songs was Exile's "Kiss you ...
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80's Music Video with PiP

This picture strip is from a music video from the 80's. Does anyone recognize it and know the Artist/ song title?
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Trying to locate the name and artist of an independent dubstep song

What I can recall about the song primarily is the lyrics which go something along the lines of 'Good, you're awake. I like it when they know what's --- coming. Don't worry, this . will . hurt.' I ...
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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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James Rhodes plays Chopin during Front Row interview, but can you identify the piece?

On BBC Radio 4 2015-08-31 Front Row did an interview with James Rhodes At 18m20s he introduces a piece he played for an agent, which he describes as a ridiculously difficult piece by Chopin. ...
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Country music about cascading of love and help

It's been more than 15 years since I heard this beautiful country music. The song tells us the story of a man (or a lady) that gets in trouble by having a flat tire that they can't repair, then some ...
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Can you identify the song from this video frame?

Apple recently launched Apple Music, in their "home for music" video: https://youtu.be/Y1zs0uHHoSw they show the following music video frame: http://imgur.com/iopwxnq The video appears to show some ...
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What is the song overlayed on this Café Muller excerpt video?

What music is used in this youtube video? It shows an extract of an opera of Café Muller by Pina Bausch and the uploader Miriam di primo put a nice piece of music over it. The music is played by ...
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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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VH1 animated video with ghosts, a little girl and a big wave

7 or 8 years ago, I was watching VH1 and saw this video: It looked like cartoons, and I remember that there was a little girl in a cemetery, and then appeared ghosts that danced with her. There was ...
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Retro speakeasy, Snoop Dogg video

It seems like this should be easy to Google, but I've never had any success. This was a video from the early 2000's, it featured Snoop Dogg in a prohibition-era speakeasy. The entire video took ...
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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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Violin melody - 2/4 time, D major

I'm looking for a piece for violin and accompaniment (piano or orchestra, I can't remember). The violin has a tune which, as far as I can remember, goes like this. Neither http://www.themefinder.org/ ...
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Funk instrumental with brass, bass, guitar and drums

Please, help me to find the name of this incredible funky song. I would be grateful forever !
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Techno-House theme where interpreter naming Roman Emperors in the lyrics

I was reading this question on Christianity StackExchange and suddenly I remembered hear a song which: It was interpreted by a female (I suppose that by her voice). The music's genre was electronic ...
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Sad 90's alt rock video from MTV - trashed room ends up on fire

There was an alt rock video I saw on MTV in the 90's. All I really remember is a guy sitting or crouched in the corner of a dark trashed room and the walls end up on fire, and I remember it was sad. ...
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Identify the music on Australian advertisement for Sidchrome spanners

Back in the 1980s or 90s, there was an advertisement on Australian TV for Sidchrome spanners. It showed a collection of spanners being made, starting with red hot metal being stamped out, then cleaned ...
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Identify jazzy song from Theme Hospital Intro Music

Ever since I originally played Theme Hospital in the 90's, this has been bugging me. There is a song on the intro video that plays over game footage, or in this game trailer. It sounds very 60's and ...
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Country song, c.1999 - “Love is ___”

I heared this song in 1999 in Saudi Arabia. It was performed by a man. Aired on 91.4 FM local Dhahran Station (Aramco Radio). It could be a country song, but I could be wrong. The part of lyrics I ...
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What is the Blink-182 song that The Chainsmokers beat to death in Tuscon?

In the song "Closer" by The Chainsmokers they mention another song by Blink-182. The lyrics go: Play that Blink-182 song That we beat to death in Tuscon Is there any way of knowing which song ...
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Instrumental waltz music used in old “Popeye” cartoon (unknown music from 30's or earlier)

I have an animated video featuring waltz music: Popeye COLORIZED 007 "The Dance Contest" (November 23, 1934). It looks similar to The Ink Spots' With Plenty Of Money And You, but it isn't it. Can ...
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Song from dance video on Tudou

Here is the video link: http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/ellbyoTQbHw In this dance video, from 02:55 to 03:10, the most drastic part. I can recognize other parts of this dance, but here the speed ...
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Operetta theme on piano/organ roll

This beautiful classical overture from opera or operetta has no name. I looked everywhere but can not find this music. If you know the name of this misic, please let me know. https://www.facebook.com/...
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Did “On the Media” misidentify this background music?

A recent "On the Media" segment identifies the background music as Shostakovich's "Second Waltz." I'm certain it's not the "Second Waltz" - at least not the famous one. But ... what is this music? ...
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Russian anthem, Lord Save the People

I have heard that there was a popular anthem in Russia from before the revolution called "Lord Save the People", but I have not been able to find much out about it. Does anyone know if there are ...
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Heavy metal song including the “Gayatri” mantra in the lyrics

Heavy Metal and lyrics has Gayatri mantra "Oṃ bhūr bhuvaḥ svaḥtát savitúr váreṇ(i)yaṃ" Searching for 3 years now !!
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Trying to Find the Name of a Musical

I'm hoping on a long shot somebody may know what I'm talking about. I'll definitely add more details if I can recall any. This is a sarcastic sort of musical, relatively new (within the last 10-15 ...
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Instrumental song at the start of the ending credits of “Secret Superstar” (2017) Indian movie (got no info from IMDb and Wikipedia)?

What is the instrumental song that is played just at the start of the ending credits of the movie Secret Superstar (2017)? I posted this question since I couldn't find any information about this from ...
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What group made a song (on LP) with backwards message “buy 10 copies of this record”?

Back in early 90's a friend of mine showed me an LP record with a backwards message on it. The message was "buy 10 copies of this record". This could be heard with a clearly audible voice when he ...
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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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