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Slow and deliberate, hauntingly beautiful classical piece (identify from score)

This is the second movement (the Allegretto) of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony (score). Your notation is slightly different from the Beethoven, but this is certainly the piece you're looking for. It's ...
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What music is this?

This is In the Hall of the Mountain King by Edvard Grieg, compare Youtube, part of the Peer Gynt suite #1, op. 46.
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Identify original songs from science-oriented acapella parody on YouTube

They're all John Williams compositions from Star Wars movies (soundtracks). The first song is the Star War "main title" song, which has appeared in all the Star Wars movies in one form or another. ...
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Identify classical song frequently used as songtrack for "posh" settings

Your piano playing sounds like a corruption of the 1st movement of Vivaldi's Spring from The Four Seasons. (Your piano playing is in the wrong key.)
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French song that quotes several 60's era songs in English

You seem to be referring to "Rockollection", performed by Laurent Voulzy and written by Alain Souchon. The Wikipedia article on "Rockollection" has an extensive listing (quoted heavily below) of the ...
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Rock song with lyric "walking in your shoes", gruff voice singer like Linkin Park

You might be thinking of another Linkin Park song, "Numb". Looking at the lyrics, it has a few lines very close to the ones you remembered from it (emphasis mine), but it's missing "something I am not ...
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Tragic 60's song with unknown lyrics by a male singer about a fallen military buddy

Is it After the War by Timothy P. Irvin? Here are the lyrics to the song, they fit your description very well: AFTER THE WAR My name is Billy Johnson, Indiana's my state. I turned 21 back in '...
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1978 disco song with lyrics "Keep on, keep on, keep on dancing"

I believe it’s Boney M's Dancing in the Streets (the “keep on, keep on” bit starts at 2:48).
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80's Music Video with PiP

The music video is for the Talking Heads song "Road To Nowhere". Here is the music video on Youtube. Talking Heads was an educated guess; I figured only David Byrne would feature a jogging man (...
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What's the name of this french song by Dalida?

The English version of this song is best known as "Those Were the Days." It was a huge hit in 1968 for Mary Hopkins. The French version is called "Le Temps des Fleurs," ("...
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What song has (mostly) nothing but "Goodbye" as the lyrics?

This is close in the lyrics, but the delivery does not match what you have described. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PraN5ZoSjiY Billy Bragg's "Goodbye Goodbye" sounds more like the sort of ...
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Flute melody from classical symphony

I would say it's "Morning Mood" from Edvard Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite No. 1. Peer Gynt started life as incidental music to the play of the same name by Henrik Ibsen; it included vocal as well as ...
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What is the origin of the common bell chime motif?

I thought I knew the answer to this - but a bit of research showed me I was only half right. I'd have said that the clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, the UK's Parliamentary building, was the ...
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Name of the soundtrack

That is Alan Walker - Fade. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM7SZ5SBzyY
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70's or 80's Sci-Fi themed animated video, what is it?

Are you sure the lyrics were not 'I wanna be your lover, I don't want to be your friend'? What you probably watched was a music video of I Wanna Be Your Lover by La Bionda. This and Heavy Metal both ...
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Devil's Tower B5F YouTube Video - anime song with Japanese lyrics

It's Innocent World, composed by Mineaki Kawahara and sung by Rina Nagae. It's a theme song for a fantasy online MMORPG "幻想神域 -Innocent World-" (the Japanese version of Aura Kingdom) and used as a ...
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Can't remember the name/composer of this well-known classical tune

It's probably the start of the Fugue part of Johann Sebastian Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor. Here is a YouTube link. Here is some sheet music, the part you're looking for starts halfway measure ...
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What is this song that is always in Botchamania?

To be a little more specific, the version of Beat It comes from the 16-bit SEGA Genesis game Michael Jackson's Moonwalker. It was released in 1990. You can hear it at ...
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What is the 70s/80s rock song that ends with this extended Mixolydian-based vamp?

Layla - Derek and the Dominoes
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"Moderato. N. 3" piano piece

At the bottom of that sheet the publisher information is given: "U.E. 161". U.E. is short for Universal Edition. At their webpage, they have a catalogue. Searching for number 161 leads to ...
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Identify piano instrumental with techno beats and thunder sounds

Ok, with the techno info i take a guess, is it maybe "Children" from Robert Miles? You have a thunder-like sound in there, the Piano sound, and it has a techno beat but no lyrics. In the late 90s it ...
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Retro speakeasy, Snoop Dogg video

After some research (that is not really my kind of music ;)) i found this video: Snoop Dogg - Doggfather Feat. Charlie Wilson (Official Video) It is in black and white and has this typical 20s ...
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What metal song is used in this trailer for the animated movie *The Secret Life of Pets*?

As user1556814 mentioned, this is a Song from System of A down, but on another album. It is Track Number 7 of the Album 'Toxicity', called Bounce. Could not find a studio version on youtube, but you ...
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60s/70s song, lyrics "Sweet my little baby", possibly Led Zeppelin

"Sweet little baby" is a recurrent lyric in Led Zeppelin's song "Dazed and Confused" song from their 1969 Album "Led Zeppelin". That's about as far as I can get to identify the song you are looking ...
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Song with lyrics "travelling the world from side to side" and "as beautiful as you"

Could be Beautiful As You-All 4 One? EDIT: Credits: Shadow Wizard's comment. Here's part of the lyrics: Travelling the world from side to side From Pocket Mountain to the Apple's eye Like a ...
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What piano piece is this?

This is Ludovico Einaudi - Divenire, the quoted part starts around 2:00. A friend of mine plays this song. The original is much faster than the recording you supplied.
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Name of Irish-like Christmas song?

That's the old English carol "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," one of my own personal favorites. This is a bluegrass version. It more commonly sounds faintly medieval, probably because of being written ...
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What is the song of this guitar intro?

It's Billy Idol - White Wedding (1982) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAZQaYKZMTI Wikipedia: White Wedding (song)
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"Someone else's dream" - female voice, guitar

This is a cover of the song "Life in Mono" I was able to identify it from scraps of the lyrics: The stranger sang a theme From someone else's dream The leaves began to fall And no one spoke ...
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