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Re: What is this tune?

Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:10 pm UTC
by Paranoid__Android
Maybe, but I made myself laugh so it was worth it ;)

It's a one off, I promise.

Re: What is this tune?

Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 2:39 pm UTC
by KrazyerKate
Okay, now do this one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TKEb0QM3so

I can't find an extended version anywhere.

Re: Song Identification!

Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 2:24 am UTC
by Jambe
The rules state "no links to copyrighted materials". How about something that'd surely qualify as fair use, though? I have a five-second, 81KB mp3 clip from a podcast that I can't bloody ID; can I post it up?

/edit: it's a music bumper. It's surely copyrighted, but as I said, it's a five-second clip of the song's main riff.

Re: Song Identification!

Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:05 pm UTC
by King Author
I'm trying to remember the name of a song that was used either on Mac or iPod or something similar commercials way back in like 2002/2003, if I remember correctly. It's also used sometimes on YTMND.com but for the life of me, now that I'm looking for it, I can't find where (and I've searched through all the major memes). Anyway, go here...
http://method-behind-the-music.com/piano
And play as such (lower case means play lower than the previous note, upper case means higher, always within the octave)
D D# d b C
F# g F# g d# d
D D# d b C
(rest a "measure")
D D# d b C
F# g F# g F# g# d# c
D# c b C D c

It's probably off-key, but it's close enough that if you've heard it, you'll know what I'm talking about.

Edit: I said "song" but actually this is just a little piano riff, sorta like the current iPad commercials (which is what makes me think this is from an old Apple commrecial, maybe for the original iPod or perhaps iMac computers).

Re: Song Identification!

Posted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:09 pm UTC
by Mavketl
Kind of reminds me of this... but it seems an odd choice for a commercial, so I'm probably wrong?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuKx7AgHLes#t=1m
(it's clearest during the end)

Re: Song Identification!

Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 12:43 am UTC
by Paranoid__Android
Does anyone know this song? it's been bugging me for a while.
here is me and my guitar humming it...

Re: Song Identification!

Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:34 pm UTC
by sje46
Jambe wrote:The rules state "no links to copyrighted materials". How about something that'd surely qualify as fair use, though? I have a five-second, 81KB mp3 clip from a podcast that I can't bloody ID; can I post it up?

/edit: it's a music bumper. It's surely copyrighted, but as I said, it's a five-second clip of the song's main riff.

It's five seconds. It's not against the law to post five seconds of song. Just do it.

Re: Song Identification!

Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:08 pm UTC
by King Author
Mavketl wrote:Kind of reminds me of this... but it seems an odd choice for a commercial, so I'm probably wrong?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuKx7AgHLes#t=1m
(it's clearest during the end)

No, that's not it. I should've been clearer, though -- it wasn't a song, it was just a little piano diddy.

Re: Song Identification!

Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:33 pm UTC
by Kaelri
Paranoid__Android wrote:Does anyone know this song? it's been bugging me for a while.
here is me and my guitar humming it...

Well, I couldn't identify it, but I've reposted it as an MP3 for you. (I'm not sure why, but I had some trouble finding software that would play your AMR.)

Re: Song Identification!

Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 2:27 am UTC
by Paranoid__Android
Kaelri wrote:
Paranoid__Android wrote:Does anyone know this song? it's been bugging me for a while.
here is me and my guitar humming it...

Well, I couldn't identify it, but I've reposted it as an MP3 for you. (I'm not sure why, but I had some trouble finding software that would play your AMR.)


Thanks but I've just worked it out.
It was "more than words" by Extreme
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrIiLvg58SY

Re: Song Identification!

Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:31 pm UTC
by archeleus
I'd really appreciate help on this one but I really don't have that much information.

Name: Flying (I didn't add wildcards because I don't think there is anything else to the name)
Style: I heard it being performed by a local uni group.

It is mostly a classical piece that is quite famous (maybe?) and has the Cello, Clarinet and violin (main instrument). It may also have the piano.

No vocals.

Any guesses? I really loved this one.

Re: Song Identification!

Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:28 pm UTC
by sje46
Long shot, but it may be a drastically reworked version of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14flwvMjyAQ

I say long shot because it doesn't sound like classical music at all. However, it's called Flying, and it's an instrumental. Maybe you confused it with another song. But yeah, that's my attempt.

Re: Song Identification!

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:05 am UTC
by archeleus
Not it was this. Flying by Steve Barakatt

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JjKrxjzIZQ

Maybe my description was a bit off. Awesome track though.

Re: Song Identification!

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:45 pm UTC
by broken_escalator
Okay I've been having a really hard time figuring out some music I like. In Miike snow's The rabbit the first 15 seconds I really enjoy, but I have no idea what it is or what to call it. It reminds me of some music I thought I heard in littlebigplanet, but after searching through their OSTs I cannot find it. I think I'm just insane or something. Anyone know?

Re: Song Identification!

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:23 pm UTC
by Jar'O'Jam
Would this fall under definition of synth or electro-pop, or, to a certain extent - 8-bit music ?

Re: Song Identification!

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:24 pm UTC
by broken_escalator
I honestly have no idea. I'm not a very good authority when it comes to music, let alone genres. :?

Re: Song Identification!

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:51 pm UTC
by Microscopic cog
Downloaded the album because that track is neeeeaaaaat. Definitly synth-pop or electro-pop, as far as I know it isn't 8-bit.

Re: Song Identification!

Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:43 pm UTC
by ArgonV
Ok, I've got one. It's a song that starts of as a county-ish song, but after the intro, it gets hard-rockish, hard enough for people to form a mosh pit. All the lyrics I could seem to make out are 'Let the (bad?) times roll', but I'm not even sure that's correct

Re: Song Identification!

Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:27 pm UTC
by el_loco_avs
This isn't exactly a song identification request, but I figure this is the most appropriate track. My friend Lisa SWEARS there is a song that sounds exactly like this one, in terms of the violins and strings and such. Mostly the last half of the song apparantly. All the usual suspects have already been suggested (Nick Cave & Kylie, Tindersticks, Conquest of Paradise (what?) etc).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tynF9lI4MOM

Do you guys have any idea? It's bugging me too now, but I think it might just sound like a whole bunch of songs, but I thought maybe throguh the POWER OF THE WEBZ we could find a specific identical song.

Re: Song Identification!

Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:46 pm UTC
by Foremorrow
There was a song used during a television advertisement for the programme Medium on Network Ten (Australia) around the year 2005 which I've had stuck in my head ever since. I remember the words as being, "Angel you know you are my friend, and I will guide you 'til the end." I tried searching online and I found the Smashing Pumpkins song, "Perfect" which is not right. Although the lyrics of those lines are very similar (inversely), the tune is not correct.

To my best attempt at representing it, the melody goes:
"F# - E / F# - E / F# - E / F# F# - / D D E / F F E / C# - B
"Ang-el / you - know / you - are / my friend / and I will / guide you 'til / the end

I tried attaching a short audio clip of the melody (in a different key, I couldn't play the right key in Garageband with my keyboard).

Re: Song Identification!

Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:18 pm UTC
by sje46
ArgonV wrote:Ok, I've got one. It's a song that starts of as a county-ish song, but after the intro, it gets hard-rockish, hard enough for people to form a mosh pit. All the lyrics I could seem to make out are 'Let the (bad?) times roll', but I'm not even sure that's correct

I don't think you'd be able to mosh to this, but it sounds country-ish IMO, and has the lines "Let the good times roll". Maybe the song you're thinking of is a cover or something.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAXZDPO7Ar0

EDIT: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let_the_Go ... d_Lee_song)

Re: Song Identification!

Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:00 pm UTC
by Unparallelogram
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeOrPjnb9Ow @ 2:46

I'm pretty sure I've heard it before in some sort of anime or video game context.
I'm pretty sure it's not one of the songs mentioned in the video description.

I tried it in a few of those enter notes to find songs search engines, but I'm not sure if it's their lack of coverage or my inability to transcribe.
How the heck do they expect me to have absolute pitch anyway?
Relative pitch I can sorta do.
Transposed into C, the melody would go: ABCEGFDFE ... DEDCABDE ... or something.
The rhythm has too much weirdness.

Re: Song Identification!

Posted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:07 pm UTC
by archeleus
....that keeps you safe and keeps you feeling safe
Whose arms have held you
That you don't know who you are anymore...

Those are the only lyrics that I remember, it was soft, acoustic, male voiced.

Thanks.

Re: Song Identification!

Posted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:39 pm UTC
by Microscopic cog
Lyrics match with Mojave 3 - All your tears ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QONMs66_L4 )

Acoustic, male voice.

Re: Song Identification!

Posted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:23 pm UTC
by Halleck
okay. so there's this song. The lyrics say something about like a mob family or something and then someone's head explodes. I think it was mom's head explodes. All of the "singing" is in this low almost growling voice, and it's presented a line at a time followed by some rocking guitar. I feel like the song was about like the first meeting of a girlfriends parents or something. Very vague I'm sorry. Anybody know what I'm talking about?

Re: Song Identification!

Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 6:03 am UTC
by archeleus
Thanks a lot, Microscopic cog.

Re: Song Identification!

Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 6:04 am UTC
by archeleus
Halleck wrote:okay. so there's this song. The lyrics say something about like a mob family or something and then someone's head explodes. I think it was mom's head explodes. All of the "singing" is in this low almost growling voice, and it's presented a line at a time followed by some rocking guitar. I feel like the song was about like the first meeting of a girlfriends parents or something. Very vague I'm sorry. Anybody know what I'm talking about?


Well I'm thinking its some song by Manchester Orchestra? I don't listen to them but I'll ask someone who hears them frequently.

Re: Song Identification!

Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 6:11 am UTC
by Halleck
archeleus wrote:
Halleck wrote:okay. so there's this song. The lyrics say something about like a mob family or something and then someone's head explodes. I think it was mom's head explodes. All of the "singing" is in this low almost growling voice, and it's presented a line at a time followed by some rocking guitar. I feel like the song was about like the first meeting of a girlfriends parents or something. Very vague I'm sorry. Anybody know what I'm talking about?


Well I'm thinking its some song by Manchester Orchestra? I don't listen to them but I'll ask someone who hears them frequently.


Nah. It wasn't When We Were Trees.

Re: Song Identification!

Posted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 2:20 am UTC
by RoadieRich
OK, I feel like I should know this...

The song feels french, but (afaict) has no lyrics, just the occasional sound of someone breathing deeply.

Never mind, found it, and I was wrong about it not having lyrics. It was Je T'aime... Moi Non Plus.

Re: Song Identification!

Posted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:21 am UTC
by RoadieRich
Double posting for bump - so sue me.

This is a classical piece. I've attached a rough version of its theme. I think the actual piece is faster than this, however.

Re: Song Identification!

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:12 pm UTC
by sje46

Re: Song Identification!

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:54 pm UTC
by Jar'O'Jam
sje46 wrote:Opportunity to win $50 here: http://www.reddit.com/r/tipofmytongue/c ... pay_50_to/

I have a slight suspicion it is a sneaky way of advertising your band's music ( I mean, of course, the original poster on the Reddit ).

Re: Song Identification!

Posted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 9:42 am UTC
by nehpest
I was once in a choir that performed a setting of the Benedictus. I don't remember much, but I'm trying to figure out whose setting it is (to facilitate looking up a decent recording).

I know that...
  • It is in F major.
  • It was composed before 2001, the year in which we performed it.
  • It begins with a soprano solo, followed by a tenor solo. The choir joins after this.
  • The main theme goes like this:
benedictus theme.jpg
Benedictus theme


The tempo is roughly 80 bpm. Has anybody seen or heard this before?

Re: Song Identification!

Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:07 pm UTC
by sje46
60s song, ....psychedelic folk I think? It's actually a music video, which was VERY uncommon back then. I think the guy was scottish or irish or something. The song goes "The world of [first name last name] ohh ohh, the day is almost through.". It's a horrible music video, though. Nothing happens. During the chorus he's like standing in a random river. The rest of the parts he's talking on a public phone with someone. During the chorus, it has a very weird disembodied sound. Someone on youtube made the observation that when he first heard this song, he said it sounded like the chorus was recorded in through a telephone...and it's ironic that those are the parts of the music video that aren't with him on the telephone. It's a pretty somber song. But mostly the difference in quality of sound is just surreal.

EDIT: damnit. The subject's last name randomly came to me out of nowhere. Answer here:
Spoiler:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VDS8uArR0A The Days of Pearly Spencer - David McWilliams

Re: Song Identification!

Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:38 am UTC
by TimelordSimone
This is driving me insane.
Glee episode 2.07: The Substitute. 55secs into the episode there is a flashback showing a girl sneezing on the principal. I cannot figure out what the music playing is. I'm sure I know it, I'm sure it's something painfully obvious, but I cannot for the life of me work it out. (And anything I can find about music in Glee just talks about the songs they sing, and ignores everything else.)

EDIT: Nevermind, I had a flash of inspiration and found it. Dvorak, New World Symphony.

Re: Song Identification!

Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:23 am UTC
by sje46
*This* is driving me insane. 90s ish pop. http://www.trouvetamusique.com/modules/ ... s_id=54000 i can't even google it. It sounds like it's from a movie.

Re: Song Identification!

Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:07 pm UTC
by ArgonV
It's a (classic) rock song, it starts out with some sort of siren or alarm. I heard it at work today, I know I know it, but I can't figure it out, it's starting to drive me crazy :P

Re: Song Identification!

Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:27 pm UTC
by sje46
ArgonV wrote:It's a (classic) rock song, it starts out with some sort of siren or alarm. I heard it at work today, I know I know it, but I can't figure it out, it's starting to drive me crazy :P

Dude, you can't even remember the sex of the lead vocalist? Need more information. Guess the decade. Did it have any solos? Was it fast, poppy, dense, proggy what?

Also, my guess is Fire Brigade by the Move. I doubt it would be that, since it's somewhat obscure (obscure enough to not make it to a classic rock station).

Re: Song Identification!

Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:01 pm UTC
by ArgonV
Well, I've got a bit more info. Singer was definitely male, probably from around the 70s/80s, I'd call it mid-tempo, not incredibly fast but not slow either and the siren/alarm was more electronic than the song you posted.

Re: Song Identification!

Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:20 am UTC
by darknut
i keep watching this video cause i like the song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTJQTc-TqpU#t=2m28s
even if no one knows the specific song i'd like to know what you would call that type of music so i could find more
medieval choir and orchestra??? probly not