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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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Does Blur's song MyTerracotta Heart signal another Blur breakdown?

The song is about the past, explained Coxon to NME: In his track by track guide to 'The Magic Whip' for NME, Coxon explained that the track 'My Terracotta Heart' was about his relationship with ...
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Music in Dunkview "Knack" review on YouTube (from the game soundtrack?)

That's Junior Senior – Move Your Feet, originally released in 2002 in Denmark, and becoming a huge hit across the world the next year.
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reasons behind K - pop success

For brief history and notable artists, I'd like to recommend this blog post (really good): 50 Most Influential K-Pop Artists Series Index This book has many interesting facts about Korean Cool: The ...
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Oh True Love - Everly Brothers

I am not sure that there is a specific name for this style that you could google and get a comprehensive list. It is very common for the time. One of the first things I did was to look up the chord ...
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What is Pop Music?

Wikipedia (currently) describes the core genre elements of pop music as follows: Identifying factors include generally short to medium-length songs written in a basic format (often the verse-chorus ...
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What are the first lines of Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer"?

I would say is vocalizing some scat. On these three lives, for example, he sings differently : Live at Buenos Aires Live at Athens (just says Hey!) Live at Modena It seems it doesn't say the exact ...
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I'm trying to identify a music video from the early 90's - 2000's with repetitive dance choreography

What about Daft Punk's Around the World music video? The song features in their first album, "Homework", released in 1997, and was released as a single the same year. According to your description, ...
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I'm looking for this really cool music video that involved monsters and kids

It is Magic by The Sound of Arrows: The video starts off with two kids a boy and a girl—both are speaking Spanish. They wake up and find that not only are their parents gone but also everyone in ...
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Anyone have lyrics to "Ich schenk dir mein Herz" by Peter Reusch?

I didn't quite get one word/phrase, but might be good enough for the shower ;) enjoy Halt dich fest, wir werden fliegen Träume siegen irgendwann einmal dein kleines Herz kannte nur Lügen du, ich bin ...
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How has popular music singing evolved over the past 70 years to where it is now?

The modern pop vocal style has its distant origins in the black American gospel music of the 50s and 60s. Compare this early recording of Aretha Franklin from the 1950s for an example. It's a more ...
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Why are backing vocalists almost always older than the leads?

Backing vocalists neither have to overly cater to the "young and sexy" optics, nor do they have to provide a cutting voice for dramatic effect. As a consequence, their voice, control, and musicality ...
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80's pop song with lyric "It's the story of my life if you wanna know"

I found it ! I hope this the right one, Story Of My Life, by the danish band Blast. It is from 1986 and sang by the female singer Lise Dandanell. The lyrics you quoted start at 1:13.
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"Wake up in the morning"

If the vocals are like the Vamps, could it be one of their songs? I am guessing 'Last Night'
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Genre of two songs

I got the same results as you when I googled Love Yourself Justin Bieber genre and Dancing On My Own Calum Scott genre, which is where I'm going to assume you got those songs' genres from. However, ...
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I'm looking for this really cool music video that involved monsters and kids

The song that you're looking for is the Magic by The Sound of Arrows. The video shows the requested details (Spanish speaking boy and girl, monsters...). It is a electro-pop song sang by a male ...
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Were the lyrics in Coldplay's "Viva la Vida" changed?

This is a classic example of a misheard lyric (sometimes known as a "mongdegreen"). If you read the lyrics on Coldplay's own website and compare it with the original song you can hear the original ...
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Male/Female Key vs. Octave

The reason is the different vocal techniques used by women in classical and pop music. Male singers mostly use similar techniques in both genres. The higher part of their range is preferred, ...
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"Voyage, voyage"

Assuming you are asking about the son "Voyage, Voyage" by Desireless. The song was sung by Claudie Fritsch-Mentrop under her stage name "Desireless" and composed and produced by Jean-Michel Rivat ...
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Need help trying to figure out the tuning / chords of a live acoustic performance of "Two is Better Than One" by Boys Like Girls

This is all standard stuff except for the fact that it's in B. They're adding some extra notes to the chords but the basic changes are B B G#m G#m E F# B B B B G#m G#m E F# B B E E F# F# E E F# F# E ...
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Obscure recording of the song Downtown

This is "Downtown" by Mrs. Miller, a novelty act popular in the 1960s. Like Florence Foster Jenkins before her, and William Hung after her, Mrs. Miller was ...
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What defines the aesthetic of current American Top 40 Pop

In the 90s, music was dominated by California (San Francisco, Los Angeles), New York, Seattle, Miami, Chicago, and Nashville. That is, there was a lot of various urban presence in the charts within ...
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Does Ed Sheeran sing out of key on a few studio songs?

To start with, even the best singer doesn't hit every note perfectly right. As such, singing out of key is a gradual thing. For the two songs you mention, I would not say that Ed sings out of tune. ...
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Is there a guide or database that links a specific sound to a synth?

I was wondering if there a is guide so you can link a specific sound to a synth One specific synth sound can be carved with several different synths and through many different synthesis types and ...
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Name of note sequence present in many pop songs?

This is called an earworm. I'm not aware of one specific musical meme that dominates all others --if there was just one, I'm sure we'd all know it by heart --but the article referenced above ...
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