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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Enrique Iglesias song with “Come to me” in lyrics

It's sung by Enrique Iglesias. I don't remember the title; only that I recall the last verse for the chorus; 'come to me' (sung by a woman's voice) Specifications: 1. artist: Enrique Iglesias 2. ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I'm trying to identify a music video from the early 90's - 2000's with repetitive dance choreography

I'm trying to identify a music video but I'm not sure what year it came out – maybe early 90's to 2000's? The genre of music is pop, I think. The video consists of one set – a multi–colored, multi-...
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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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What genre is the music from “A Monster in Paris”?

I absolutely love the music from "A Monster in Paris". I am having difficulty pinpointing the genre so I can find similar artists and music. It seems like some kind of upbeat jazz/pop sound.
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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 different ...
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Album by Ohio Band with motto “Make A Difference” on cover

It has the motto "I want to make a difference" on the album cover being held by one of the members of a group. I'm quite certain it is an Ohio band (maybe just Mid West). It has a light blue ...
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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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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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Oasis' song “Waiting For The Rapture” as a tribute to The Doors?

In Oasis’ last album, Dig Out Your Soul, there’s a song called Waiting For The Rapture. That song has a guitar riff that is identical to the guitar riff of the The Doors song Five To One, and it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Looking for a early 2000s pop song with “tu tu tutu” hook

While listening to this song, I remembered an early 2000 pop song with very much the same melody (see Youtube clip at 1:30). The hook of the song I look for, is nothing more than "tu tu tutu tututu" ...
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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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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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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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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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What genre is CHVRCHES?

I can't tell if CHVRCHES is pop or electro. It seems like some songs would be for the radio, but some songs by them are more for dancing and I can't decide on what exact genre they are.