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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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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 from 1974-...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Who was the first person to spin a double bass during a performance?

I was wondering who was the first person to spin a double bass during a performance, and who popularized it?
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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 tone 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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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“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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Does Asger Hamerik's 6th symphony have any cultural meaning?

I am thinking about using a tune from a relatively obscure symphony for a project (giving credit of course). But I first want to make sure it does not have an existing meaning associated with it. ...
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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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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 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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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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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 90's

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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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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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 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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Do bands have economic incentives to have a low number of members?

Assuming that a) The income coming from touring, streaming and selling records/merch is independent from the number of members in a band; b) It's hard for artists to make a living through music; ...
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Did Chopin request that his Prelude Op. 28 No. 4 (E minor) be played at his own funeral?

I have read in a couple of places that Chopin himself requested for his Prelude Op. 28 No. 4 to be played at his own funeral, but no citation was given. Now I know that the preludes No. 4 and No. 6 ...
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End of AVICII's The Nights: Why is the end of the sound wave not centered around zero?

This is the end of AVICII's The Nights (YouTube) viewed in Audacity: Question: Is there a particular purpose for keeping the wave out of the center? I guess it does not change the sound (or at least ...
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Operetta theme on piano/organ roll

This beautiful classical overture from opera or operetta has no name. I looked everywhere but can not find this music. If you know the name of this misic, please let me know. https://www.facebook.com/...
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Original “Glory To The Sun” Russian folk song used as a theme in Beethoven String Quartet No. 8 and others

In String Quartet No. 8, Beethoven made use of a Russian theme based on the folk song (or hymn) "Glory To The Sun". Other composers also used this song as a theme: Mussorgski in "Boris Gudunov", ...
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Identify beautiful music with unknown language

While sorting out the files on my hard drive, I came across an MP3 of a clip of absolutely beautiful music. I suspect that I might have recorded it myself at some point - either from my phone, or more ...
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What is the prototype for the song in this cartoon

There's a cartoon by LutheranSatire on YouTube. The song in the cartoon is composed, written and performed by the cartoon author himself. Two versions of the same song: https://youtu.be/FoU2o1iRN0U?t=...
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Quiet solo piano piece in Youtube video

I would like to know where the music piece in this video is coming from (from 0:00 to 2:30, and it starts again from 2:38). Typically, what is the artist, the title, etc.? (Ultimately, I would like ...
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Why did Charles Ives believe that 'Prizes are badges of mediocrity'?

Source: Liner Booklet of this CD. The 'Introduction' on that page is the liner booklet. The Third Symphony was premiered in 1946 and won the Pulitzer Prize. Ives told the press ‘Prizes are badges ...

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