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Re: Song Identification!

Posted: Mon May 19, 2014 1:27 pm UTC
by mathmannix
yanfan388 wrote:I know somebody who wants to record this song if they can identify it. He thinks it's a 60s soul song with the spoken line "are
you hip to the grease?" it could be a man and a woman singing it.

hard one!!!!


That leads to this thread... does it help? (Or, alternatively, is it you/your friend from 8 ½ years ago?)

http://www.soul-source.co.uk/soulforum/topic/10006-are-you-hip-to-the-grease/

Re: Song Identification!

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:56 pm UTC
by kitoba
There's a few songs I've found ungoogleable over the years:

1) Woman with a gravelly soul voice (similar to Bettye LaVette or Macy Gray) -- lyric something like "Oh baby... sweet baby... when I clap my hands you'll come to me"
2) A lengthy acapella song, in the style of a jam band, reminded me a bit of Frank Zappa --seemed as though it was deliberately meant to be annoying.
3) A Spanish-language song, I heard it about a year or so ago --the only lyrics I thought I recognized were "tu amor", which were the closing words of the song, unfortunately that phrase seems to be in every Spanish language song ever. The style was like a modern version of an eighties rock song with a heavy bassline and a saxophone. Actually it was like an eighties version of a fifties song, kind of like a lost Spanish cut from Billy Joel's Innocent Man or something.
4) This was an indie rock song with a bunch of game related cliches -- roll the dice, cut the cards. The singer reminded me of Lightspeed Champion.

Not much to go on, will be very very impressed if anyone can make something out of any one of these.

EDIT: I've been working my way backwards through the thread, here are some of my guesses on a few:
something in the (schoolyard?,)
I'm talkin bout
some something (rhymes with schoolyard
I'm talkin bout youuuuuuu
I'm talkin bout youuuuuu, ouuu


I saw someone else guessed the Gin Blossoms --if that's not it, could it be "Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard?"

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).

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.


It's not an exact match, but the strings and the chord progression remind me of Dylan's "One More Cup of Coffee" --a stellar song.

*This* is driving me insane. 90s ish pop. i can't even google it. It sounds like it's from a movie.


Add me to the list of people who would love to know what this is. It sounds like it should have been a hit, but Google has never heard of what I hear as the lyrics (transcribing below in case it helps)

I think you’re right I won’t go I won’t go
Say what you want
Cause I’m not going to show
Living in Boston try to stay around,
say hello, say hello

I've got an earworm from a pretty well-known song (not a classic, but a modern pop-song), but I can't remember artist, title, or even fragments of the lyrics. What I do know is this:
The singer is a woman with a very 'mild' voice, and she sings somewhat high-pitched.
The song has a certain structure, namely there are always two verses, which are followed by her singing la-la-la-... in the same melody.

Tom's Diner, Suzanne Vega

Re: Song Identification!

Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 1:51 am UTC
by poochyena
Could someone please help me find this song?
It starts at the 46 minutes
https://soundcloud.com/tenshin-mixes/quadruple-threat

I googled the lyrics and searched soundcloud, I can't find it anywhere >.<


It bothers me so much when people compile music, but doesn't list the songs.

Re: Song Identification!

Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:57 am UTC
by ArgonV
It's a song by INXS I believe, where it's all a pretty monotone list of things. Kind of like U2's Numb. Anyone know what it is?

Re: Song Identification!

Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 6:28 pm UTC
by free-bee
Here's one. It was instrumental, I think (I didn't hear any lyrics). It had a Halloween-type sound (I mean Halloween Theme (Michael Myers)), except I think there was a harpsichord, maybe, mixed with electric piano, perhaps? I'm like 90% sure it was a harpsichord, but I'm unsure about the other instrument. I also think it might've been from a rock group; it came on shortly after Three Dog Night's, "The Show Must Go On". I'm about 30% sure it may have been written in a major key.

Re: Song Identification!

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 4:03 pm UTC
by no-genius
Is it Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield?

Re: Song Identification!

Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 1:10 am UTC
by free-bee
I can't remember what I heard, but this sounds like it could've be it.

Re: Song Identification!

Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 12:42 pm UTC
by xyweasel
If anybody knows the song "Hands Swollen With Grace" by the band "Dakota Suite", there is another song that sounds almost exactly like it, but has a man singing words, of which I remember none at all. I don't remember if it's also by Dakota Suite, or by another band of the same genre, but I've been looking for a while and I haven't had any luck.

Here is a link to the song "Hands Swollen With Grace".
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8I0-b1mzwA

Re: Song Identification!

Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 4:46 pm UTC
by free-bee
I heard a song on an internet radio station. There are three possibilities but I already discounted two of them (both happened to be 181.fm). It was probably on netrock101 (metal) and went off around 6PM EST yesterday. I cannot find a list of anything they played recently. I found a list for 181.fm, which is how I determined it wasn't the correct station.

So, can any of you help me?

Re: Song Identification!

Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 5:34 pm UTC
by Deva
Found a short list. Barely covers an hour, if that. Probably replays songs, though. Might luck out. (Doubts it, considering the number of unique artists already.)
- Have a Nice Day (Bon Jovi)
- American Witch (Rob Zombie)
- Look What The Cat Dragged In (Poison)
- The Lizard (Saigon Kick)
- Cool 9 (Joe Satriani)
- p4unet (g4ewq)
- She Loves My Cock (Jackyl)
- Over The Hills and Far Away (Led Zeppelin)
- All Summer Long (Kid Rock)
- Beverly Hills (Weezer)
- Wind of Change (Scorpions)
- Better Off (Theory of a Deadman)
- Elimination (Overkill)
- psa5rf9 (groupnetrock)
- Concrete Jungle (Anvil)
- Won’t Get Fooled Again (The Who)

Notes several nonsensical titles/artists. Shrugs.

Updated this in February. Cannot confirm its relevancy.

Edit: Added more. Listed just played songs, not yesterday's (necessarily).

Re: Song Identification!

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:55 pm UTC
by t1mm01994
Welp, I had a song request, but Soundhound improvisation skills proved quicker than my asking here. Thanks either way xD

Re: Song Identification!

Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:00 pm UTC
by Jackpot777
kitoba wrote:4) This was an indie rock song with a bunch of game related cliches -- roll the dice, cut the cards. The singer reminded me of Lightspeed Champion.


The obvious thought for "cut the cards" (almost) is Dancer by The Killers. "Close your eyes, clear your heart, cut the cord"

Re: Song Identification!

Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:35 am UTC
by Felstaff
(cross-posting from FaiD)

Anyone know if the melody to Girls in Airports - Grass by the Roses has been used elsewhere? I recognise the tune, but am fairly sure I've heard it sung before. So much so that this song feels like an instrumental cover of a song made several decades ago.

Re: Song Identification!

Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:33 am UTC
by douban
We were meant to walk
This broken world together
In the days of pain
And in the stormy weather

Re: Song Identification!

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:23 am UTC
by K-R
This is from late April 1989, so the song predates that. Unfortunately it's too short for SoundHound so I'm forced to rely on someone who actually knows something. Anyone?

Re: Song Identification!

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:51 pm UTC
by poxic
She Drives Me Crazy, Fine Young Cannibals. I just happened to be wondering where the hell they disappeared to.

Re: Song Identification!

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:06 pm UTC
by K-R
I thought it might have been (there's a similar six-second clip from the very start of the song, that SoundHound did identify) but I listened all the way through and couldn't pick it. What point in the song is my attached sample from?

Re: Song Identification!

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:22 pm UTC
by poxic
Can't pick out a six-second location from the original that has no guitar and no vocals, so it might be a remixed or live version. If it isn't this song exactly, then it's been quoted by another artist.

Re: Song Identification!

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:23 pm UTC
by K-R
The song came out in January '89 and the clip is from April '89. Guessing it's an instrumental version. Can't find it though.

EDIT: Got it!