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Where did the “rock on” hand sign come from?

A lot of rock musicians use a hand sign to symbolize the concept of "rock on" typically during a performance. The hand symbol is shown below. Where did this hand symbol come from and who created it?
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Where does the title of Ride The Tiger by Jefferson Starship come from?

I read on https://songmeanings.com/songs/view/3530822107858626308/ that the tiger could be a heroin needle with black measurement lines on the outside being the stripes. The song is from 1974 and ...
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What is the song used in this advertisment?

This sounds like a remix of a familiar song. What is the song used in this advertisement?
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Simple, straightfoward rendition of “I skovens dybe, stille ro”

There is a very beautiful, Danish song, with the Danish title "I skovens dybe, stille ro" - (poorly) translated as "In the deep, quiet calm of the forest". I have been looking for a simple, ...
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Aldous Huxley and 5/4 Meter in Music Predating “Take 5”

Background: "Take 5" by Dave Brubeck is one of the more famous jazz standards out there, and one thing any analyst would point out immediately is the tune's 5/4 shuffle, which from what I remember ...
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Song with hairy monster in music video?

I'd like to find the name of this song that's been popping up in my head all day. Although I don't remember the lyrics I do remember the music video in some detail: In the whole video it appears a ...
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Meaning of these Savage Garden's Affirmation lyrics

The lyrics of Savage Garden's Affirmation have this part: I believe the struggle for financial freedom is unfair. I believe the only ones who disagree are millionaires. Writers Daniel Jones and ...
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House, Garage, UK Garage, Speed Garage: What's the difference?

When talking about early electronic music, and the house scene specifically (in contrast with the Techno scene), four styles are always mentioned, and used interchangeably in many contexts (including ...
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The “Most Mysterious Song on the Internet”

Twelve years ago, a catchy New Wave anthem appeared on the internet with no information about who wrote or recorded it. Amateur detectives have spent thousands of hours since trying to figure out ...
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Meaning of “to hear the rollers thunder” lyrics in “Privateering”by Mark Knopfler

I was listening to Mark Knopfler's song "Privateering" from 2012 album under the same name and and I am intrigued by lyrics line I do not understand. The song tells about a life of a privateer, a ...
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Help identify instrument from Hateful Eight

In the movie Hateful Eight by Quentin Tarantino there is a recurring theme played by a low-sounding brass instrument. You can hear it in this piece. Is this a kind of tuba or horn?
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Why is a lot of Rock music focused on stuff like demons and Satan?

I have a friend who's really into Rock and Metal music. A lot of the music I see him post online, has names that seem to worship demons or Satanic beings. So, I wanted to know if the idea behind Rock ...
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Why does Metal sound so muddy?

I've been a metal-music addict since my early teens. But in the last few years I've listened to more and more Rap/Trap and so on. And I've bought myself some really really expensive headphones to ...
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Identify 90s minimal electro, black and white music video, lyrics are a rhythmic laugh

I'm looking this track and music video as an example of very minimalistic work that can be trending. It sounded like a joke to me back then and I wonder how can this track be popular. The song was ...
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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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Who are the dancers in Nightcrawler's “Push the Feeling On”?

I have been trying to identify the dancers (except John Reid) in the music video Push the Feeling On, but without success. Any pointers?
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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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Mozart riff with “Heart and Soul” progression

There is a song I heard quite some time ago. It is by a classical composer, and I think it was Mozart. Somewhere in the middle, the cello plays a brief riff with the same famous chord progression as ...
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What is the song playing in the beginning of the official trailer of Netflix's film, “Beats”?

Does anyone know the name of the artist and song played at the beginning of Beats - A Netflix Film | Official Trailer and stops around 00:50? I have attempted to obtain the information from Netflix's ...
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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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Original English versions of Hungarian worship songs

I only know these two worship songs in Hungarian but I strongly suspect they were translated from English. Do you recognize them and can you give me the original title and author? I'll give you a raw ...
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Sad slow acoustic steel-string guitar instrumental used in “Lima 1960” video

http://youtu.be/-15VUePHSaU The song in the link have been really hard for me to find it. I have tried apps to identify the song's name, but I haven't been able to. Does someone know what is the name ...
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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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Music video featuring Joe Egan

In this music video, the guy is running from two guys then he changes clothes. This boxer, Joe Egan, was in it and the guy tried to punch Joe Egan but he got knocked down, and then Joe Egan throws ...
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Identification of a music video containing a food fight

I have a distinct memory of a song with a strange sound for an intro, can't remember the rest of it. However, I distinctly remember the music video being a muted food fight, and I remember someone ...
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Artists similar to Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Evanescence, Fireflight, Within Temptation, Red, Trading Yesterday, Three Days Grace [closed]

I'm a music enthusiast but have a hard time classifying sub-genres. So I wanted to ask what genre do you think I am into. The reason I'm asking is that I'd like to explore other artists of the same ...
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What genre is the music of Fetty Wap?

I know Fetty Wap is a rapper, but I also heard that there is some influence of trap in his music (there is a song called Trap Queen). What kind of genre is his music? Is there an official genre for ...
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Music video where a photographer follows a girl and makes photos at his lab

As far as I remember: In this music video, there're few words. For the entire duration of video, a photographer makes photos of some girl walking around. The girl is probably unaware. The video ends ...
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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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Avril Lavigne, Michelle Branch, and ____ (who was the 3rd similar singer from that time period?)

I seem to recall that Avril Lavigne got mainstream attention in the US in the early 00's and shortly thereafter 2 other female singers of about the same age came out, both of whom were not "skater ...
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What is the “screeching” instrument used in the Binding of Isaac soundtrack?

In some parts of the soundtrack for The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth and its DLCs, some kind of "screeching" instrument is used, e.g. at the beginning of Chorus Mortus. I've never heard this anywhere ...
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Was the Jaws theme derived from the finale of Dvorak's 9th symphony?

The Jaws theme has a lot of similar elements of the finale of Dvorak's New World Symphony. They both begin with alternating minor seconds.
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What is the song used near the end of “KSFREAK RASTET AUS | Bescheuerte Snaps” video?

I've just come across this video and I need to know what this song's name is, since it is not mentioned anywhere. Do not wonder, the video is in German, but the music's part is from 4:45 to 5:00. ...
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Can someone help me identify the background music in this YouTube video?

I've been trying to search for the name of the piece played in the minute 5:25 of this video, however I still have no answer and its been months. iKON - ‘자체제작 iKON TV’ EP.2-1
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What was the purpose of the bar count in Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of the War of the Worlds?

On the collector's edition of Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War Of The Worlds, there are four tracks featuring guitarist Chris Spedding counting bars, apparently all through the entirety of the ...
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Identify piano classical song [closed]

I saw this lady in Milan and she was playing this absolutely stunning piece of music and I can’t stop listening to the clip but I can’t figure out what the piece of music is. Please could you help ...
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Why are major keys traditionally happy and minor keys traditionally sad?

From the 15th to 18th of last July, I was in a music education camp in Alpensia Resort of Pyeongchang. On the 17th, a masterclass teacher taught this to me and all of the other students, while working ...
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Identifying an excerpt by Beethoven (Ddim7ㅡAbm/EbㅡEbㅡAbm)

While working on an assignment based on secondary leading-tone chords, I found this excerpt that I am not quite familiar with: I see a secondary leading-tone seventh chord to the dominant, then a ...
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Why are final “Amen” cadences in choral hymn songs usually written as plagal (IV-I) cadences?

In choral hymn music, there is usually an "Amen" at the end that is conventionally written as a plagal IV-I cadence. Is there any historical reason of why it is written this way?
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Example of a pop song where a male singer sings F2/G2

On this post on Music SE, In popular music I don't believe it's true. You hardly see women singing above F5 or G5, while tenors, like Bruno Mars for example, easily reach A4 or C5. At the same time,...
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When and where was Luciano Pavarotti born, and died?

I heard that Luciano Pavarotti was born in 1935 and had died in 2007. What was the specific date of his birth ans death? And where was he born/died?
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Why did Gustav Mahler use the song “Frère Jacques” in the 3rd movement of his Symphony No. 1?

Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 1, in D major, is written as a typical and conventional four-movement structure (opening - dance - slow - finale): I. Langsam, schleppend. II. Scherzo. Kräftig ...
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Chopin wrote a plagal cadence at the end of his Scherzo No. 1 that resembles a final “Amen” on a choral hymn. Was he a Christian?

Composer under examination: Frédéric Chopin Musical piece under examination: Scherzo No. 1 in B minor Excerpt under examination: Final Cadence Chopin's Scherzo No. 1 in B minor concludes ...
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Identify this song by Chopin

This is a piece by Chopin in one of my books. Specifically, what piece is this excerpt from? Is it an Etude? Waltz? What is it?
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What do the elements mean in Eurythmic's “Sweet Dreams?”

The Eurythmics are known for their odd music videos. In the videoclip for their song, Sweet Dreams, there are a few items that have no relation to the song. Can someone explain the reason as to why ...
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Music video from the 2000s with a solo female artist building up an electronic music song using a sample box

I'm looking for a video, that I saw at some stage in the past 2 years which includes the following: A female artist (with brown hair I think) who is the only person is the video Using a blue sample ...
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What is this song from a Last Jedi trailer?

Any help would be appreciated. Trailer title : "Give the gift of Star Wars: The Last Jedi with a Cinemark gift card!"
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Solo piano instrumental in background of “Топ 10 книг Стивена Кинга” video

https://youtu.be/t4yv8wE7TMo Don’t pay attention to the Russian words, I'm interested in the solo piano song in the background. I have looked for this song for two years already. I think that this ...
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Animated 1980s music video involving farm animals

There was a weird animated music video from early '80s involving farm animals. It included animals (cows were one) copulating (seriously!) as well as adults doing the same (yep). Can’t recall the name ...
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What is the source of this clause, often used to mark the completion of something?

Seems everybody knows this clause by ear, even its rhythm is very suggestive. I wrote down a version in C Major, it look like this: The Lilypond source is \relative g' { \key c \major \time 2/4 c ...

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