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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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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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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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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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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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Why are Zap Mama's Iko Iko lyrics so different and what do they mean?

Zap Mama is known for their creative mix of African and European influences, and while they have no direct connection to New Orleans (as far as I know) they were likely drawn to this song because of ...
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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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I was a listening in 1982 a song which was very similar to a well-known one "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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Is Kpop in English still Kpop?

Merriam-Webster defines K-pop as follows: popular music originating in South Korea and encompassing a variety of styles Hence, the language used does not really matter; It could be in German, and if ...
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What is this song from this youtube video?

Comments under the YT video suggest that the 2 characters are from a (volleyball-themed) manga/anime series called Haikyuu, and that the song's Romaji title is " Ifuudoudou " and the video is a cover ...
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Melody pattern in three pop songs - Gaynor, Erasure, Williams

An interpolation is an insertion from one song into another. Sometimes, in modern times, this is an actual sample of the original, other times it is just the melody or other element, as recreated. ...
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What is this song effect called?

(For future readers, the example cited by the OP begins at around the 0:52 mark, though it returns throughout the song.) When I first read your question, my immediate thought was elision. This term, ...
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Name of note sequence present in many pop songs?

You may be thinking of the recently-named (and stupidly so) "millenial whoop." It's not a 3- or 5-note sequence, but rather an alternation between the 3rd and 5th notes of the scale. (Here is a ...
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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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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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10cc "I'm not in Love" - Unique inclusion of bystander's vocals?

At least one other big hit record featured impromptu vocals from someone who just happened to be in the room: The female response vocals from Outkast's "Hey Ya!" sound like a crowd, but were all ...
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10cc "I'm not in Love" - Unique inclusion of bystander's vocals?

This has happened plenty of times before. One classic example is Astrud Gilberto who was João Gilberto's wife. She had never sung before professionally, but when João Gilberto was recording an album ...
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Did John Lennon condemn the Free Love ideology on the 1970 track "Working Class Hero"?

The BeatleBible states that the song expressed Lennon's views of the exploitation of the working class Lennon was disenchanted with the way he felt workers were used by the upper classes to build ...
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Pop Songs with Reversed Tonality

"Under the Boardwalk"; The Drifters (#4); G major/E minor It charted at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on August 22, 1964 (Wikipedia) "The Fool on the Hill"; The ...
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Why is Prince considered a music genius?

Prince was a phenomenal guitarist (which often gets overlooked), singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He was also adept in a studio. I took a tour of Paisley Park in Minneapolis after he ...
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What happened to songs telling stories in our culture?

I don't know if this rises to the level of an answer, but it's too long for a comment. In the past the artist had the stories, and the rest of us consumers didn't, or at least didn't realize it. ...
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Oasis' song "Waiting For The Rapture" as a tribute to The Doors?

"Noel Gallagher told Q magazine October 2008 that this is, "a love song inspired by the meeting of an Angel in Ibiza."" Bass player Andy Bell told Q magazine that he thinks its about Gallagher's ...
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'Woo' sound Pitbull makes in (almost) every song

From what I searched on the web, Pitbull does that "woo" thing kind of to enhance his "PitBull" name, because the woo is supposed to imitate a howl or a yip from a dog. There is no real name for the ...
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What genre is the music from "A Monster in Paris"?

I'm not very good in genre naming, but it is close to what we call Chanson Française or Variété. This is a typical style in France so I will suggest only songs in French (I don't have english ...
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Why are backing vocalists almost always older than the leads?

So far, I'd agree pretty much with all the existing 4 answers, so in the hopes of providing something new... Backing vocalists, the good ones, have a career as a backing vocalist. They will be ...
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Did Robbie Williams write any songs for Take That?

Yes. Robin Williams is credit as writer on the album Nobody Else in 1995. On the song Sure. Written-By – Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, Robbie Williams Note also that when he came back in the album ...
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