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In Michael Jackson's song Thriller, what is the bird cry at 3:11?

It's a Bird called a Common Loon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTH30m87yL4 This was bugging me too!
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What is the source of the "That boy needs therapy" song from Frontier Psychiatrist?

It's from the comedy sketch “Frontier Psychiatrist” by Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster. Source And the mp3
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Most reliable music recognition software

This can be tough, especially since you only have a recording of the song. If you know someone with an iPhone, you can ask Siri to try to identify the song You can download the app Shazam and use ...
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"Sad" piano music played during clip of "Everything Wrong With John Carter" video

Main theme from the TV show LOST The music is from the main theme* of the TV show LOST. This main theme from the show is heard often throughout the show. It's heard, for example, in the track "Life &...
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Identify this "answer waiting" bossa nova song in Russia

This song is called "Palabras." It is by Emanuel Hovaghimian, and was developed specially for the Russian cellphone company "Beeline," which sells it as a "answer waiting" music for cellphones. That's ...
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Meaning of non-English singing from Diablo 2

The wikipedia page for the Diablo II soundtrack indicates that the voices come from "Heart of Asia, Heart of Africa and Symphony of Voices" by Spectrasonics A little more looking finds: Heart of ...
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Identify these Gregorian Chant samples from Delerium's "Flatlands" and "Metaphor"

I can't tell you the recordings or performers, but I recognize the chants. The first is the incipit (beginning) of the Introit Roráte caeli de super, "Drop down, ye heavens, from above" (Isaiah 45:8),...
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Sample of a (seemingly) classical piano music I cannot recognize

This is Mendelssohn, Lieder ohne Worte, op. 53 no. 2 (a.k.a. "Song without Words" #20), compare youtube.
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What is the origin of this iconic sailor melody?

The tune is very similar to the "Sailor's Hornpipe written by an unknown composer long before 1800, however it's been varied a little, presumably so that the composer of the cartoon music gets ...
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Propellerheads - Bigger? - sample

When I bought this album (back when it was new in the late 90s) I googled all the 'samples' hoping to find the groovy 60s underground films (and BBC interviews) that they were all lifted from. I ...
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Source of dialogue from intro to Beastie Boys' "Professor Booty"

According to Genius, that snippet of dialogue is taken from the 1983 hip-hop movie, Wild Style. Here a video of this sequence.
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What does the melody sound like in "This Life Is Lost" from Dr. Peacock & Sefa?

Based on information on whosampled.com and this music website - (as translated by Google) Dr. Peacock and Sefa's "This life is lost" samples a piano melody by Ludovico Einaudi, called Una Matina, ...
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Song from the end of 2018 trailer for "Shazam!"

This is rapper Kendrick Lamar's ironically titled hit "HUMBLE" from the 2017 release DAMN. You can discern the title lyric pretty clearly in the trailer, as well as the distinctive phrase am to ...
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Can anyone Identify this Piano Music?

This is "Nuvole Bianche" by Ludovico Einaudi. A Recording on YouTube Composer information on Wikipedia
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What song samples the beginning of the X-Files episode "Ice" (s01e08)?

Jumping in - Black metal band Utarm playing together with Sadness of Saturn sample it at the beginning of "The Cumridden Plague". Kinda weird and scary.
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Audio sample in Infected Mushroom's "The Shen"

It seems to me that they took a sample from the movie Virus (1999). First at 3:26 of your link, it starts with this. COMMUNICATION TERM... Then, you can watch the whole scene here. They extracted ...
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What is the name of the music at the beginning of this promo for the 70th anniversary of GONE WITH THE WIND back in 2009?

That video has a lot of different bits and pieces of the Gone With the Wind Soundtrack. The opening is the main theme. You can find it in the Main Title track at roughly 0:37.
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Trance track with same chant sample

That's a sample of Bulgarian women's choral singing - try Le Mystere de voix Bulgares. Here's a sample.
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Classical Piano instrumental from recent American drama show

It's Gnossienne No.1 by Erik Satie.
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Song with guitar riff similar to Blondie's Atomic

Maybe Urge Overkill's cover of Girl You'll Be a Woman Soon? Just after he says "Girl", you'll have a similar but slower riff, with the same kind of guitar effects. The song Atomic was released in ...
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I can't seem to find a piece that I have played a few notes of

That's the principle theme of the fourth movement of Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No.9 in D minor, Opus 125, composed 1822-1824 and first performed in Vienna on 7 May 1824. One of the best-known ...
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Identify this piece at the beginning of the video

The video starts with the Air from J.S.Bach's Orchestral Suite no.3 in D major BWV1068, better known as "Air on the G String".
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What is this sample from Queensrÿche's song, Empire?

The sample before Empire is a voicemail from former Queensryche touring keyboardist Randy Gane to, presumably, Geoff Tate. Queensryche Fan Site AnybodyListening page on Empire Randy Gane Wikipedia ...
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In the movie Silver (1993), what song was playing in the background during the scene in which Zeke and Carly are having beers?

The music is "Unfinished Sympathy" by Massive Attack.
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What is the original song from the beat in "I Shot the Sherrif" by Warren G (EPDM remix)?

The older song with the Reggae beat is the Eric Clapton's 1974 cover of Bob Marley's "I Shot The Sheriff." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRgcwT9X2J8
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