Questions tagged [pop]

For questions about the genre known as "pop music", which is characterised by being appealing to a general audience rather than a particular sub-culture or ideology.

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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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Is '7 Years' by Lukas Graham simply pop?

As someone who usually hates the general concept of 'pop' music, I find Lukas Graham's 2015 hit '7 Years' to be an absolute rollercoaster of emotions. It is brief, melodic and catchy, but at the same ...
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ID Please - Give me love / Gimme love

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

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?

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?

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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Upbeat pop: “Show me that you love me, don't just say it”

It’s an upbeat kinda pop song and the only lyrics I can remember are these: show me that you love me ...don’t just say it. Tell me if I had nothing would you be there for me, nowadays it’s bout the ...
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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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Turkish music video probably starting with “Kram” or “Kral”

There is this Turkish pop song where the key word of the whole song is "Kram" or "Kral". The music video is about a guy taking pictures of a neighbor girl and they have a sudden meeting in the streets ...
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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

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

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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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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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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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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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? [closed]

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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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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Identify pop-punk music video with costumes from american revolution

I'd like to identify a pop-punk song I've watched in YouTube some years ago. All I remember is that in the music video all the band members were dressed like The Founding Fathers (wigs, waistcoasts, ...
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I'm looking for this really cool music video that involved monsters and kids

The video starts off with two kids a boy and a girl—both are speaking Spanish. They wake up and find that not only are their parents gone but also everyone in their town, so they pack up and try to ...