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What is the title of this classic Russian(?) piano song?

I am trying to identify a song my mom played on piano when I was little. She learned it by ear approx 60 years ago in Canada (her cousin, also Canadian, taught her) and just knows it as "the russian ...
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“Waking up to find your love's not real” in “Right Here, Right Now”

In Fatboy Slim’s Right Here, Right Now, the lyrics consist of repetitions of two lines: "Right here, right now" "Waking up to find your love’s not real" ¹ The first line comes from the movie Strange ...
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Why did Ozzy Osborne choose to make “Hero” a hidden track?

When the album "No Rest For The Wicked" was released adding extra "hidden" tracks to the end of albums was the latest "thing." They are usually either an outtake or a song that doesn't fit ...
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Who is the third featured singer on “Side Effects” by Parliament?

For years I've been unable to figure out who the third featured singer on "Side Effects", off Parliament's Chocolate City album is. He doesn't sound like any singer within the P-Funk crew ...
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How can I tell what quality/bitrate the audio stream is on a YouTube video I'm watching?

Main question as per title! Also interested in whether it's always the same format of audio (compression technique etc.) or if it depends on the audio stream in the uploaded video? Also, does the ...
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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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Highest Billboard 200 rank for a Creative Commons licensed album?

Which album, released (also) under a Creative Commons license, had the highest Billboard 200 chart success? (The album must have been licensed under a CC license before it entered the charts, so it ...
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Were “Mrs.” and “Mustard/Parking ticket song” from Buffy ever released?

The Buffy episode Once More, with Feeling is performed as as musical, where the actors sing several songs. All of these songs were released on a soundtrack of the same name. In a later episode (...
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What classical scores did Charlie Parker study?

In the Miles Davis' autobiography, Davis talks about how Charlie Parker gave away his classical scores before he died a few days later. Does anyone know the specific names of these scores?
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What is the background of “Der Fischer und der Boss” by Reinhard Mey?

The German singer-songwriter Reinhard Mey has a song called "Der Fischer und der Boss", which translates to "The Fisherman and the Boss". It tells the story of a fisherman who sometimes goes out for ...
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Identifying background tune in How to Get Away With Murder 3x09

I'm trying to find out the name of the song that plays on S03E09 of the How to Get Away With Murder TV series, starting about 24:30 min, when Wes fires Vince (his lawyer). The song has no lyrics and I ...
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Which famous musicians despise piano competitions, barring Bartók and Ives?

Source: The Dark Side of Piano Competitions, by Michael Johnson, AUG. 7, 2009 [reproduced here also] [...] A petition now circulating has attracted more than 500 signatures urging “transparency” ...
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Old song with lyric “Number 9 with a brass plate on the door”

My grandfather often used to sing a snippet of an old song. My mother and I are curious as to what the song is, but we've not been able to find it with Google. I wondered if anyone here happened to ...
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Johnny Cash's Father

In the 2008 film directed by James Mangold Walk the Line it depicts Johnny Cash's father Ray as a jerk, and it also makes him look abusive to Johnny Cash and his family. I have found nothing in my ...
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Why did David Bowie never play any songs from Labyrinth live?

I'm a fan of David Bowie and I thought he was excellent in the 1980s movie, Labyrinth. I also liked a lot of the music from that movie, which Bowie wrote the soundtrack to. However, apparently he ...
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“Are you going to leave me here alone and forsake your own country?”

I'm trying to remember a folk song I heard (recorded, sung by a man with a guitar) as a child. The only part I can remember now is from the refrain, which goes Singing Jimmy, dearest Jimmy, On ...
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Why is this cover of “New Adventures in Hi-Fi” missing the word “Hi-Fi”?

I bought a used copy of R.E.M.'s New Adventures in Hi-Fi online. Everything's fine, except on the album cover I noticed the word "Hi-Fi" is missing — it just says New Adventures in (see below). ...
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Why are the tracks to Van Halen's “Diver Down” shown out of order?

I recently purchased a used copy of Diver Down (1982) by Van Halen on Vinyl. Catalog number BSK 3677. I noticed that the tracks are shown out of order on the back cover. Was this a misprint or is ...
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Power Pop song - “Living in Boston… say hello, say hello”

This is a song I encountered on another song identification board, and it seems like it may have been sought for in a couple of other forums without luck. It was a modern power pop song, reminiscent ...
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Rapture-themed music video from the '90s

I'm trying to identify a music video I saw once in the 1990's. The song was fairly standard alternative rock --nothing about it is particularly memorable to me --but the video's imagery has stuck ...
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Who is the choir in Game of Thrones - “The Children”?

Who performs The Children from the season 4 soundtrack of Game of Thrones? It only credits Ramin Djawadi, who is the composer. He made a Reddit AMA, but the only question about The Children seems to ...
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Punk/emo bands that sound similar to “The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die”?

I’m just looking for new music to jam to while working. Recently I stumbled upon TWIABP, and I really like the sound. It’s like an emo experimental with spoken word. Are there any other bands like ...
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What piece of waltz is quoted by Victor Wooten in this SMV concert?

Here is the link to the video (at 47s), from the SMV (Staley Clarke, Marcus Miller, Victor Wooten) concert at the Vitoria Gasteiz Jazz Festival (in 2009).
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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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Looking for verses to the refrain of “Hoch sollst du leben”

From my childhood in the 90s I remember that we used a song for the birthday celebrations at my elementary school that had the classic "Hoch sollst du leben" birthday song as a refrain and had two or ...
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Any way to decipher Four Tet's “About” page on Spotify?

The electronic music artist Kieran Hebdan, better known by his stage name Four Tet, has an interesting About page on Spotify. It looks to me to be just gibberish, but perhaps there is some way 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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“Mein Herz Brennt” - Rammstein, what's the point?

I have been listening to this song for quite a while, and I always have the same question in my head: What is happening in the video ? Where are they, what's the story, who's that weird monster, what'...
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Milli Vanilli's Rob Pilatus - year of birth

I was just watching the programme Gone... But Not Forgotten 30 Stars of the 80s. It mentioned Rob Pilatus (1965-1998) with Milli Vanilli's song Girl I'm Gonna Miss You. Just out of curiousity I ...
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Which concert(s) is featured in Aerosmith's “Crazy” videoclip?

In Aerosmith's Crazy videoclip, there are several scenes of the band playing live, which appear to be from the same concert. Yet, I am unable to find a proper reference for this concert. Wikipedia in ...
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What is on the Thelonious Monk “Straight, No Chaser” album cover art?

I'm listening to Thelonious Monk's 1967 Straight, No Chaser album. The cover art is very interesting: It features a horizontal profile of Monk (complete with signature goatee) and a graph paper ...
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Identification of Salieri Excerpt in “Amadeus”

In the famous asylum scene at the beginning of "Amadeus," Salieri plays two of his own melodies: one at 0:18 and one at 0:42. I have tracked down the second melody; it's an aria from his opera "Axur" ...
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Rap song about a veteran coming home from the war

Okay, first of all, I've been looking for this song for about 2-3 years now. It's a rap song about a veteran (from first person), talking about the war. One line is along the lines of "bombs under my ...
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What legal rights do Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic have over how Nirvana's music is used?

Do Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic have any legal rights in regard to the licensing of Nirvana's music? I understand they have been in legal battles with Courtney Love over Nirvana's back catalogue ...
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“A New World Record” (ELO) - a pun?

The title of ELO's 1976 album, A New World Record, means... a new (record-breaking) achievement (a world record) an album not to be confused with the contemporaneous World Record (Van der Graaf ...
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Who sings the cover version of The Police's “Every Breath You Take” in the trailer for the *Blair Witch/The Woods* movie?

This trailer for the movie Blair Witch/The Woods features a female cover of The Police's Every Breath You Take. Who sings this cover version?
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What is the name of Opus No. 8 by Nikolay Ladukhin?

This is a question regarding an historical Russian composer. I have done much research regarding the works of Nikolay Ladukhin (Russian: Николай Михайлович Ладухин). However, piecing together a more ...
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Who Stol' the 'Lac?

Back in high school I was a huge fan of Dirty and their music video Hit Da Floe, which contained a skit titled "Who Stol' the 'Lac?". The music video explored 4 suspects in the theft of Big Pimp and ...
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Arrested Development: Static on 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of

I have several copies of this album (CD, cassette, etc) and there is static on many of the tracks. Back in '94 I remember hearing the explanation was: (some guy left the master LP in the sun, or ...
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Tie between Warning and American idiot?

Is there a tie between Warning , Shenanigans , American Idiot? The album Warning points to a story of kids being kids (think: Fashion Victim) while the album AI (American Idiot) points to the kids ...
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Does anyone know what this song is called?

I have a wav file that I found on my computer, although I have no memory of it, and I really want to find out what it's from and what it's called. It's a rather poor quality file, but maybe that's ...
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Country/Western song regarding girlfriend who took dog and broke heart?

5 or 6 years ago my boss asked me if I knew of a country/western song sung by a man who described a lover who broke his heart and took his dog. I did not know of it (she thought I might only because ...
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A music video with girl in night dress brandishing big banana

I remember, there was a music video quite often repeated on MTV about 2005 or something, where girl in some kind of negligee or night dress swung a big toy banana. I think there is some movie, it may ...
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Why did TOOL's Adam Jones not return to film?

The release of Jurassic World made me wonder if Adam Jones would play a role in sculpture and makeup within the film Within the past he's done work on Jurassic Park, Predator 2, Ghostbusters 2, and ...
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Beethoven thematic index

Where can I find a thematic index to the works of Beethoven? There is a hymn tune which is supposed to be from one of his works in many hymn books but I do not recognize it and would like to find out ...
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What are the two main genres that pitch bend drum hits?

In the Netherlands or something when they use drums they often edit or synthesize each hit to accelerate downward in pitch and have an electronic timbre. It's a low pitched drum that sounds like daum ...
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Was Mary a prostitute in Queensrÿche's “Operation: Mindcrime”?

Queensrÿche in 1988 gave us the rock opera Operation: Mindcrime. It tells the tale of Nikki who succumbs to the underworld of crime. We learn of his love of a nun, Sister Mary, who later gets killed....
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Have any of the Pink Floyd's instrumental pieces been vocalized?

I wonder if there exist any vocal versions of Pink Floyd's greatest instrumentals? Especially the Endless River music and Marooned or Cluster One?
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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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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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