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Help me figure out this song that I heard in China please!

There is this English song that I heard in China. It was a ringtone that I heard on separate occasions and I need help to figure out what it is. It is sung by a girl and has an upbeat pop feel. All I ...
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Looking for name of certain Electric Song

This is my first post on Music Fans. Please let me know whether I am using this correctly or not. I am looking for the name of a particular electric-pop song featuring a female singer. The tune is ...
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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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Where can I find the animated cover art version of music video of Simplify by Young the Giant?

I recall that in June, Young the Giant debuted their new single, Simplify. On YouTube, there was a music video that used an animated version of the cover art as the whole video. The animation was very ...
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Music video: Teenaged black girls dancing at a sleepover, 90's, US

Unfortunately, I only remember the music video, I don't remember any lyrics. All I remember is in the music video, there were teenage black girls dancing, using a tv remote as a microphone, braiding ...
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What happened to Andy Fairweather Low and Greg Phillinganes regarding Eric Clapton?

If you are also a fan of Eric Clapton, you probably have noticed like me that in the recent probably ten years, Eric almost has a new backup band for him apart from the great bassist Nathan East. I ...
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Does anything in Elton John's “Daniel” actually/specifically reference war, or Vietnam?

I recently got Elton John's song "Daniel" in my head, and got curious what it was about - it seemed likely from the lyrics that they might be referring to something specific. A quick look online says ...
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Did Charlie Puth lift a vocal run from Justin Timberlake?

In Charlie Puth's "If You Leave Me Now" (Feat. Boyz ll Men) at 2:40 Charlie performs a vocal run that is nearly identical to the run Justin Timberlake sings in the 'N Sync song "Gone" at 4:20. My ...
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Non-English words and sounds in Barzilai Netta's Eurovision song “Toy”

The lyrics to Barzilai Netta's song, "Toy", which won the 2018 Eurovision song contest for Israel contains some words that are in English and other words and sounds that are not. To an Anglophone ear ...
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What is this song?

I tried to search the lyrics, but I couldn't find it: A little slice uploaded on Dropbox.
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What is the meaning of (Paean) in the title of Ed Sheeran's “How Would You Feel (Paean)”?

I've been wondering about the purpose of the (Paean) in Ed Sheeran's "How Would You Feel (Paean)" title. I know paean means a song of praise or triumph but what purpose does it serve in the song's ...
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Is there a streaming music service that plays music by year or decade (esp 60s to 80s) based on what was actually popular in the decade?

I find that most “decade channels” (eg 80s Music) play music based on a retrospective notion of the decade. In that, some songs are overplayed and some songs are forgotten. I want to (re-) hear the ...
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Polish-language pop artists?

I got my Irish-American sister a CD by Iarla Ó Lionáird awhile back. Now I want to get my Polish-American brother in law something similar -- namely, a modern CD or record in his heritage language. ...
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Whispery 2008 pop song about a club by one-hit wonder

Pop song from around 2008, kind of sounds like Shake It by Metro Station with the whispery part, I think it's about a club but I really can't think of anything else. Artist definitely has no other ...
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Is there a Classical music reference for the melody of the popular song “Mah Nà Mah Nà”?

My understanding is that melodic themes in modern, popular music can often be traced to Classical compositions. Is this the case for the popular song "Mah Nà Mah Nà"? Note: This question is ...
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Why are Zap Mama's Iko Iko lyrics so different and what do they mean?

I really like Zap Mama's version of Iko Iko (as featured in the intro of Mission: Impossible 2). It's always listed as a cover of Iko Iko/Jock-A-Mo. Google even shows the lyrics of the well known ...
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Why is “Despacito” so successful?

You might be aware of the enourmeous success of the song "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee. (It has been number one in many countries, as different as Mexico, Lebanon, Austria; It is the most ...
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Identify a song in which girl drives an old open sedan and jumps with it from cliff

I used to listen to this song many years ago but now I have forgotten the name of singer and lyrics, just have some faint pictures. In it, a girl drives old open sedan and gives it complete ...
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Melody pattern in three pop songs - Gaynor, Erasure, Williams

There is a certain melody pattern appearing in - at least - three very different pop songs. I think that everyone knows about the pattern I am talking about when it comes to these three songs: Gloria ...
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Is this site being legit about the royalty-free status of a song?

I have been looking around for royalty-free German recordings with lyrics, and I was delighted to find on https://www.musicfox.com/en/genre/german-hits/1 that there's a song called "Bis ans Ende der ...
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Anyone have lyrics to “Ich schenk dir mein Herz” by Peter Reusch?

As part of my German education, I'm taping old 1970s and 1980s hits to the bathroom wall -- along with translations -- and singing them in the shower. I'm sure my neighbors love me. The compilation ...
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What kind of music do people born in the late 80's listen to now?

I'm 30 years old. I fell out of touch with American music sometime in the late 2000s, because I got into European metal music. I started off listening to symphonic metal, but eventually ended up ...
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Song from the 1960s (“Why, why, why do I have to cry”)

A 1960s pop hit had the chorus: "Why, why, why do I have to cry..." I think it was made famous by a British (Invasion) band. What was the title and who performed it? Thanks.
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What is that haunting string instrument in Kesha's new song, Praying?

I believe it is a stringed instrument, but I am not even sure of that. You hear it prominently here: https://youtu.be/tLR3Gqz5PEs?t=124
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Why did not I see black people in Rodriguez concert in South Africa?

I just watched the documentary "Searching for Sugar Man". A movie about Rodriguez. In this documentary they said that his music was a big influencer in fighting with music against the apartheid. But ...
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What is this song from this youtube video?

What is this song in this YouTube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RcW3-3W3Xw ? The title of the video is "【手描きHQ】飛雄と及川で威../風.堂/". Someone said commented that it is Pomp and Circumstance, ...
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when did the 1980's sound of pop music and power ballads end?

When were the latest pop and power ballad songs done in the style of the 1980's, such as in Journey's "who cries for you", Brenda Russell's "Piano in the Dark" or Chicago's "we can last forever"? I'm ...
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Trying to identify 80/90s music video with woman in an old castle and locked in santa

I'm trying to identify a music video about which I have been thinking again lately. I watched this in my childhood and I'm afraid I only remember. a few impressions. The video itself was from the 80s ...
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Genre of two songs

The genre of "Love Yourself" by Justin Bieber is Dance/Electronic. But the genre of "Dancing On My Own" by Calum Scott is Pop. They both are a bit sad and go slowly. So why are they considered ...
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Did Robbie Williams write any songs for Take That?

The title says it all really. Great writer is our Robbie but I'm wondering if Gary Barlow allowed him to write for Take That.
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Can't find a cutesy pop song from 2000 sung by a young woman

I've been looking for this song for more than 12 years already and asking others for help is my last resort. The song was not a big hit, though you could often hear it on the radio or see the video ...
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Black Beatles and the Mannequin Challenge

The "Mannequin Challenge" is a new viral video meme where people freeze in place like mannequins, without camera tricks. Most of the videos use the song "Black Beatles," by Rae Sremmurd. But how did ...
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80's Music video with middle ages [closed]

I am looking for a song a saw on TV in USSR about 30 years ago. I can only remember that in the video clip there were some scenes from middle ages in some house and at the end of the song the same ...
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“Wake up in the morning”

The only lyrics that I remember when hearing this song for at least once a week is, the chorus which is "Wake up in the morning". I think this song is still new, maybe not a year old. The vocals are ...
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What are the first lines of Peter Gabriel's “Sledgehammer”?

For the Peter Gabriel song "Sledgehammer", all the lyrics sites list the first two lines of the song as being: you could have a steam train if you'd just lay down your tracks But every time I ...
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What is this song effect called?

I noticed some songs having this effect1, almost always rock/pop ones: A singer just finishes singing a verse, and meanwhile a (the same or another one) singer starts singing another one. This effect ...
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Name of note sequence present in many pop songs?

I remember hearing about a 3 or 5 note sequence that is in many popular songs like Frozen's Let it Go or Katy Perry's Fireworks. Supposedly your brain eats it up like sugar. Is there a name for ...
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80's pop song with lyric “It's the story of my life if you wanna know”

I'm trying to identify a song by a female 80's pop group. Here are the lyrics I remember: It's the story of my life if you want to know a play where everything is meant to be you're the story ...
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Why are backing vocalists almost always older than the leads?

Why is it that 9 times out of 10 the backing vocalists in songs are older than the lead vocalists? E.g. Niki Harris (born 1962) as backing vocalist for LeAnn Rimes (born 1982) in Can't Fight the ...
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'Woo' sound Pitbull makes in (almost) every song

Can I somewhere find the 'woo' sound Pitbull makes in every song? Does it have a name? Here are two examples: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-tJuHsCDzc&t=24s between 0:24 and 0:26 https://www....
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Looking for a song for wedding clip: The bride and groom preparaition part [closed]

I am working on editing my wedding clip and I got confused for the bridesmaids groomsmen part. In this part I am going to show the preparation of bride and groom by the help of bridesmaid and ...
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What Genre is the music from “Monster in Paris”

I absolutely love the music from "Monster in Paris". I am having difficulty pinpointing the genre so I can find similar artists and music. Here is an example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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“Holding out for a hero” - is this song about sex?

Whenever I listen to this song, I always picture the singer lying in bed waiting for her man to come home and have sex with her, so many of the lyrics seem to have a double meaning. Is it just my ...
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Identify Armenian romantic song by video?

I'm afraid I have almost no details. I saw a small part of an Armenian music video and really liked it, but because I don't speak Armenian I don't know how to locate it. The video was recent. It ...
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How do those high notes from singer possibly exist? [duplicate]

If you've been focusing on Christina's performance, u may find out her vocal attribution is not the same as studio's. And If you've heard that highest note in "Fighter", u must think that if she is ...
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Is Christina's high note on “Fighter” real?

If you listen to Christina Aguilera's live performance of her song "Fighter", her high note is not the same as in the studio version. Is she really able to sing that high? Is there some studio ...
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What defines the aesthetic of current American Top 40 Pop

I've been listening again to Top 40 recently (I was a huge Top 40 fan in my teens, circa early 1990's and haven't listened to it much since then). It definitely seems like there's a new aesthetic in ...
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Does “Gangnam Style” contain any non-Korean words?

I used to assume "Style" was English and couldn't be Korean, but I subsequently found out that there's a Korean word based on the English word "style". However, I'm still wondering about what sounds ...
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Does Ed Sheeran sing out of key on a few studio songs?

A few songs in which I believe this to be the case are One and New York from the album X (Wembley Edition). Is it just me, or does he sing out of key on these songs?
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Historical “pop” music in Europe

Today, we have youtube, radio, TV, and background music in shopping malls -- all which proliferate our exposure to music. It's easy to measure weekly hit songs, based on listenership/requests of radio ...