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Help me find a modern song by a description of the music video! [closed]

I'm trying to find an assumably French track that has such a music video: A minimalistic scene with pale background, in pink and purple tones. A group of bald teenagers-young adults sit in an old ...
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List of Taylor Swift Songs With Unconventional Time Signatures

What Taylor Swift songs use unconventional time signatures like 10/8 (I know “evermore” and “closure” do, but are there others?). By unconventional I mean time signatures not widely used that might ...
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Who Sings "Don't Take it Personal" in Personal by HRVY?

In Personal by HRVY, at the end of each chorus, someone sings "Don't take it personal" ; who is this singing, as she is not mentioned as an artist?
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How is it possible that the band "Paradisio" was Belgian when they sang in Spanish?

I have always thought that Paradisio, who made/performed the fantastic songs "Baliando" and "Vamos a la Discoteca", was Spanish. They sing in Spanish, look Spanish, and Belgium, ...
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Where can I find the version of the song "Never Knew Love Like This Before" that is played in the movie "I Give It a Year"?

"Never Knew Like This Before" is a song that was originally sung by Stephanie Mills. Jessie Ware sang this song in the opening scene of the movie "I Give It a Year". However, I ...
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Go_A - ШУМ (Shum: Noise) video interpretation on the team dance move

Question about the musical dance arrangements of the video Go_A - ШУМ: There are 9 people dancing as a team in the YouTube video --- are there certain deeper meanings/motivations behind the dance? ...
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Obscure recording of the song Downtown [closed]

The song Downtown was recorded many years ago by a rich American woman with a terrible voice so she paid to produce the record. I heard it many years ago. I don’t remember her name. Can you help me ...
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Who are the actresses in Mariah Carey's Through the Rain?

From Mariah Carey - Through The Rain (Official Music Video) 1st 2nd
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Why was Barry Gibb's and Michael Jackson's "All In Your Name" song released 9 years after being recorded and after Michael Jackson's death?

Barry Gibb's and Michael Jackson's "All In Your Name" song was released 9 years after being recorded and after Michael Jackson's death. Why?
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The original source of this piece of happy children-ish piano music [closed]

A piece of music is frequently used by YouTuber. I tried to look for the information of this music, and apply the method listed here https://www.wikihow.com/Find-a-Song-Without-Lyrics But so far I ...
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Obscure 70's to 80's Song with Female single singer from European Country [closed]

I would describe the genre as pop/disco. By European, that could also mean former Communist Eastern Europe countries. You can find a link to a rough midi snippet of the refrain tune: https://...
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Music Video for spanish song: Woman moves to Tokyo, boyfriend goes looking for her [closed]

A couple of weeks ago I listened to this song on youtube - but cannot find it anymore. The song was in Spanish. The artist is from Spain, I think. The music genre I would propably describe as Indie/...
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Female singer crashes race car repeatedly [closed]

I saw this music video, maybe a year ago,2019, where the singer was driving a race car and she repeatedly crashed, again and again, ended up bleeding but still continues to drive. now I can not ...
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Pop Songs with Reversed Tonality

Teddy Pendergrass' 1980 "quiet storm" R&B hit ballad "Love T.K.O." is one of the most unusual songs in the entire pop music canon. Why? The ...
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USA for Africa song

What could be the probable reasons for Rod Stewart, Brian Adams , Elton John, Sting not in this beautiful song? The reason being there nationality is not American? Thanks & Regards, Prashant S ...
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Music video, white monster in bar, pop [duplicate]

It where this guy is in a bar and there is a white monster next to him and they become friends or something like that and the song is a pop song
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I had the Time of my Life - Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes

I had the Time of my Life - Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes is a beautiful romantic duet song. Who composed the music for this song? I mean the music composer of this song.
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Song from the 00s having video clip about a frozen world [closed]

I am looking at a pop song from the 00s -- certainly before 2008, probably somewhere between 2000 and 2008. It was a reasonably well-known song. I heard it on French mainstream radio several times, ...
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Music in Dunkview "Knack" review on YouTube (from the game soundtrack?)

The song is in the background between 2:11 to 2:15. What song is it?
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Looking for an early 90s pop song

I've been trying to find this song for ages, maybe someone here can help me out. Here is what I know : this is a pop (or RnB) song, from around 1991 or 1992. More specifically, it's from a mixtape I ...
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ID Please - Give me love / Gimme love [closed]

A song (a pop ballad?) recently popped into my head that I remember hearing as a child on the radio in 80s. (I'm not saying the song was released in 80s though.) It was in Slovenia, just a normal ...
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English pop music video showing two toys falling in love, ends with the toys and building getting burned down [closed]

There was an old pop English song where the video showed two toys falling in love and at the end, the building where toys are kept get burned. The toys get burned too. One toy was kind of a soldier ...
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What is the name of the little French girl in the video "Ameno" from ERA band in 1996? [closed]

I'm talking about the original video with a bunch of kids in an expedition to the mountains, not the other with the actress Bustamante. Here is the link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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Did John Lennon condemn the Free Love ideology on the 1970 track "Working Class Hero"?

It's safe to say that the Beatles had a pretty good time in the Sixties. They were certainly at the forefront of the hippie movement, a central aspect of which was the Free Love ideology. However, in ...
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Pop song (from 1998 or before) which starts with rain/droplets?

In 1998 I heard a song which started with a bit of rain or just loud droplets and I really want to find it. The lyrics were in English. It's possible the song is a bit older than 1998. It was a pop/...
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Did Nat King Cole express contempt for fans of his pop recordings?

It seems to me that I've seen Nat King Cole quoted to this effect: I know that my Jazz records are good and my Pop records are junk. But how can I turn down the money I can make with the Pop records ...
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What is this videoclip circa 2003-2005 (MTV?): group of guys singing, walking on a waterway, suddenly a strong wind push them? [closed]

What is this videoclip circa 2003-2005 (MTV?) of a group of guys singing and walking on a waterway and then suddenly a very strong wind start to push them back while they try to keep singing and ...
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English song similar to this track

I have been trying to remember a song name for long but I could not. Luckily today I found a track which is little bit closer to the song I am searching for. I used to hear English motivational songs ...
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Need help trying to figure out the tuning / chords of a live acoustic performance of "Two is Better Than One" by Boys Like Girls [closed]

The song is called "Two is better than One" and the live performance is very nice and different from the original record, been trying to learn it so I can use it during a wedding. However I can't ...
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"Voyage, voyage"

I was listening this song with my friends during our trip to Tbilisi (Georgia, USSR) in 1982 (March). (I had a floppy disk brought by a relative from France or Belgium.) I remember this fact exactly ...
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What’s the song at the end of the Easy A trailer?

I’ve been hunting it down for weeks. I can’t seem to find it. Shazam can’t identify it because the length’s too short. Link: https://youtu.be/KNbPnqyvItk Please help.
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Male/Female Key vs. Octave

In many pop songs today, when the song is sung by one gender: The same gender as the singer would sing it in the original key and register. Another gender would sing the transposed version written in ...
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Were the lyrics in Coldplay's "Viva la Vida" changed?

Did the group Coldplay really originally have the words "Roman Catholic priests are singing" in their song "Viva la Vida", and later replace it with "Roman Cavalry choirs are singing"?
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Does the Sunflower music really belong to the Spiderverse movie?

I've been searching this up, but I was wondering if the music Sunflower was originally made for the animation, Into-the-Spiderverse.
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Synthpop disco song, retro 80s vibe, British accent, German name

I remember listening to a song on YouTube a few years ago: The song had a 80s vibe but I don't think it was actually from the 80s. The singer was male, tall, and blond or ginger. He reminded me very ...
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Plucked(?) instrument, Peking Duk - "Stranger" (Y2K Remix)

Simple question, that is bugging me. I love this sound @1.10 of this stringed instrument, but I have no idea what it is? Peking Duk - "Stranger" (Y2K Remix) ...
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Which band had the last music video before CGI effects?

My suggestion is "Fascination" by Human League. Yes that paint in the video is real paint! That was 1983. But I would be fascinated to be wrong.
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10cc "I'm not in Love" - Unique inclusion of bystander's vocals?

Not only was "I'm Not in Love", a classic pop record, but 10cc did something unique: There's a section where a woman says "be quiet, big boys don't cry, big boys don't cry, big boys don't cry..." ...
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Looking for spanish music video

I am looking for a spanish music video which I found in 2015/2016. It was about a couple living together in an apartment and it was sang by female artist. There was a scene where she was playing a ...
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70's or 80's Sci-Fi themed animated video, what is it?

There was this video I saw on TV, as little kid while I was visiting family in California around 35 years ago. The video was animated in the same style as the movie Heavy Metal but it absolutely was ...
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What genre would Fiction by Sumika (a japanese band) be categorized as?

The song, for reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKHGAuNaGuA I hesitate to call the genre "J-rock" or "J-pop".
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How has popular music singing evolved over the past 70 years to where it is now?

While I have a background in music (as fine arts), I am less familiar with pop and its associated analysis, which tends to be culturally-based. There is a diction in singing that seems to have shifted ...
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First 45 not to feature a "second song"?

Napoleon XIV (AKA Jerry Samuels) released "They're Coming to Take Me Away" in 1966. He had no second song, so they simply played the song backwards on the B-side. A lot of singles simply feature an ...
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What's the music genre of "Melting Ice Icream - Twice"?

Most of the result i got from searching is only KPOP genre and it is so obvious. I want another genre result for this song based on maybe its melody, rhythm, or something else. Genre that comes to my ...
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Song with a theme of "Love me now, but give it time and I'll make you hate me"

I'm looking for an apologetic song with a theme of "you're loving me now, but give it time and I’m gonna make you hate me." It was a female artist and it was popular in early 2015. I can’t remember ...
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Meanings in "Mon Maquis" by Alizée

[well, written by Mylène Farmer, I believe] So ... I love this song! I feel like it would fit well as an eve-of-battle song in the Lord of the Rings or something. Anyway, I would just like to know ...
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Dream by Imagine Dragons seems to have ripped off a song from the early 2000s to maybe 2010 [closed]

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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Music video: Teenaged black girls dancing at a sleepover, 90's, US [closed]

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've probably noticed like me that in the recent past (probably ten years) Eric almost has a new backup band for him apart from the great bassist Nathan East. ...
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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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