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Which song was dubbed into the most languages?

I have seen that Let It Go from Frozen was dubbed into 42 different languages. Is there any song that holds the record for being dubbed into the most number of languages? Please only include ...
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What's the difference between scoring and arranging?

Sometimes, I read "this song was arranged by someone", and "this song was scored by somebody else". What's the difference between scoring some music and arranging it?
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Was The Beatles “Yellow Submarine” the first released record to contain a sample of another released record?

The Beatles Yellow Submarine contains a cut-up of a Sousa march that apparently came from another record (as described in http://www.beatlesebooks.com/yellow-submarine). Was this the first instance of ...
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How does Billboard assign songs to its various charts?

Billboard has many different charts, including charts for overall popularity and broken down by various genres, like the Hot 100, the Billboard 200, Pop Songs, Adult Contemporary, Hot Country Songs, ...
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What is a “warm” sound?

What does it mean for a sound to be warm? What does a sound need to have to be "warmer" than other? We often hear this associated with analog systems. "analog warmth", "the warmth of vinyl". What is ...
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How can I alleviate headphone discomfort?

I have always hated wearing headphones. They make me uncomfortable and sweaty and usually give me a headache. Earbuds are a lot better, although I still don’t like to wear them. However, there are ...
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Should I store my vinyl records side by side or in piles?

What is the safest way to store my vinyl records: Side by side or in piles? I don’t care about ease of access or collection organization, only about preservation.
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Why did Paz leave A Perfect Circle

Paz Lenchantin was the original bassist for A Perfect Circle on the Mer De Noms album. However, she was replaced by Jeordie White for Thirteenth Step. What led to this change in lineup? Did Paz leave ...
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Code on Japanese CDs

All my music CDs from Japan have a code printed on the back (and sometimes also on the disk or the booklet). It seems to start with capitalized letters and to end with numerals. For example, my ...
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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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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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How is a winner decided from the nominations for the Academy Award for Best Original Song?

Over the weekend I watched the Oscars and I was wondering what process is followed to determine the winner from the nominations for the Academy Award for Best Original Song. I can see from Wikipedia ...
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'Short edit' songs on best of compilations

I recently bought The Best of the Jam and was slightly dissapointed that 'Down in the tube station at midnight' fades out before the end proper. Also, every (non original album) version of 'Barbara ...
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Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells - John Peel version [closed]

Originally, Vivian Stanshall of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band performed the 'narration' on part one of Tubular Bells. I recall a remix version, created I think for the BBC on one of the Tubular Bells ...
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How can I determine the lowest quality encoding a music file went through?

Is there any automated way to determine the lowest quality encoding a music file went through? I sometimes get tracks from random websites and I suspect some audio files have some re-encoding history. ...
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Who decides whether a record should be labelled “Parental Advisory”?

Who decides whether a record should be labelled "Parental Advisory"? Are there any agreed-upon standards? If not, what individuals in the production chain are the people who actually decide whether a ...
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How are backward messages created on tracks?

It is famously known that on Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" are hidden satanic messages if you play the track backwards. Is this true? I've heard some backwards recordings on Youtube, but I don'...
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Who started the encore tradition at concerts?

Was it one band, or is this more tied to a particular genre or era of time?
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Does the type of music you listen to factor into determining which speakers to buy?

When I browsing Amazon for speakers I see in the description specifications like maximum input power, Frequency response curve, Audio Sensitivity etc. Does the type of music you listen to factor into ...
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Do you need original artist's consent to cover their songs live?

This is a general question. I will use an example only to make it clearer. Let's consider this Anathema's concert - they played covers of Oh! Darling and Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2. Did they ...
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Why do songs sometimes get left off a movie's soundtrack?

Sometimes I'll hear a song while watching a movie, and then later when I look at the movie's soundtrack, I find out the song isn't on the soundtrack. Why are songs in a movie sometimes left off the ...
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Is there any *objective* genre-like categorization of musical works?

I’m looking for objective criteria for classifying musical works. Formal metadata (like artist, title, length, publication date, language etc.) doesn’t help in saying something about the actual kind ...
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What is “The Seattle Sound”?

You often hear of early 90's Seattle music as having "Th Seattle Sound". What, exactly, are they talking about? Seattle has birthed Heart, Jimi Hendrix, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Nirvana and ...
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What is the name for a track hidden before the CD content?

If I rewind the track 1 of the debut album by The Music, I can get to track 0. To play this hidden track I need to rewind until I reach its beginning; I found no other way to access it. Is there a ...

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