Song Identification!

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Song Identification!

Postby Owijad » Mon Jul 09, 2007 8:28 am UTC

Because a foolish mod locked the last one, this thread should be used for the purposes of all "name that song" questions.

This is so vague, I will be amazed if anyone can figure it out, but..

The song is from the 70's or later, it's reminiscent of "Take On Me", the band has been described as a one hit wonder, the song uses the word "love" a lot, and it's lyrics are highly repetitive.
And if you win you get this shiny fiddle made of gold,
But if you lose, the devil gets your sould!
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Postby darry » Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:24 am UTC

i'm not giong to get it i don't think, but i'll have a stab in the dark - donna summer - 'i feel love'.

from the 80s and not by a band = fail.
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Postby HiroP » Mon Jul 09, 2007 2:10 pm UTC

You said the 70s or later, so I'm guessing...

"What is Love" by Haddaway

'cause it's repetitive, and they're a one-hit wonder by most accounts.
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Postby wocket » Mon Jul 09, 2007 3:23 pm UTC

Nonono, he said it was reminiscent of "Take On Me". I know I've heard the song he's talking about, I just can't name it and my google-fu is weak. But I do remember a guy singing "Iiiiiiiiiii loooooooooooooooooooooove yooooooooooooooooooouuuuuuu" in the same way they sing "taaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaake oooooooooooooooonnnnn meeeeeeee"


Anyway, I have a song I want ID'd as well! They play it at work all the time (I'm pretty sure on the "songs you heard 2347298347298347 times in the 90s/early 00s" playlist, rather than the "songs you heard 2347298347298347 times in the 70s/early 80s" playlist), and it's by a...band? Male singer, and the lyrics I catch whenever I hear it are something like "But if I get lost after 40 days...", something about the Old World, and "pick me up".
(Talk about vague!)
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Postby Phenriz » Mon Jul 09, 2007 3:27 pm UTC

take on me

takeeee meeeeee oooonnnnn


that is all.
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Postby curious and questioning » Mon Jul 09, 2007 3:41 pm UTC

I don't know any of these, but I have one that's more specific, I just don't want to bother to google it, even though I could find it that way. If anyone knows it off the top f their head, it would be nice, but I'm not asking they go to more work then I did.

At camp two years ago I always used to hear it. Male singer, I remember one set of lyrics. "Take a shower, shine your shoes. You've got no time to lose. (something else) Go now, you are forgiven."
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Postby wocket » Mon Jul 09, 2007 3:46 pm UTC

HaHA! I actually know that one!

Dispatch - The General

EDIT: Also, the line you're missing there is "you are young now, you must be living"
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Postby Hammer » Mon Jul 09, 2007 4:09 pm UTC

wocket wrote:Nonono, he said it was reminiscent of "Take On Me". I know I've heard the song he's talking about, I just can't name it and my google-fu is weak. But I do remember a guy singing "Iiiiiiiiiii loooooooooooooooooooooove yooooooooooooooooooouuuuuuu" in the same way they sing "taaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaake oooooooooooooooonnnnn meeeeeeee"


Do you mean Silly Love Songs by Paul McCartney and Wings?
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Postby wocket » Mon Jul 09, 2007 4:11 pm UTC

Probably. We'll let the OP decide. In related news, you're awesome for knowing that.
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Postby Hammer » Mon Jul 09, 2007 4:12 pm UTC

wocket wrote:In related news, you're old for knowing that.

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Postby MFHodge » Mon Jul 09, 2007 4:14 pm UTC

wocket wrote:"But if I get lost after 40 days...", something about the Old World, and "pick me up".
(Talk about vague!)


Jars of Clay - Flood

But if I can't swim after forty days
and my mind is crushed by the thrashing waves
Lift me up so high that I cannot fall
Lift me up
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Postby wocket » Mon Jul 09, 2007 4:18 pm UTC

Hammer wrote:
wocket wrote:In related news, you're old for knowing that.

Fixed.


Liar. I know plenty of older songs and I'm only 19. You don't need to be old to recognize good music. :P

Also VTHodge wins the thread.
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Postby MFHodge » Mon Jul 09, 2007 4:23 pm UTC

wocket wrote:Also VTHodge wins the thread.

I always wanted to win a thread.

For the record, I also knew "The General", but I just wasn't fast enough.

I have seen the others
And I have discovered
That this fight is not worth fighting.

What a great fucking-song.
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Postby Hammer » Mon Jul 09, 2007 4:25 pm UTC

wocket wrote:Liar. I know plenty of older songs and I'm only 19. You don't need to be old to recognize good music. :P

You can come and talk to me all the time. :D
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Postby Owijad » Mon Jul 09, 2007 5:07 pm UTC

HiroP wrote:You said the 70s or later, so I'm guessing...

"What is Love" by Haddaway

'cause it's repetitive, and they're a one-hit wonder by most accounts.


Ooh, I think that was it. Thankee.
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Postby wocket » Mon Jul 09, 2007 5:28 pm UTC

Owijad wrote:
HiroP wrote:You said the 70s or later, so I'm guessing...

"What is Love" by Haddaway

'cause it's repetitive, and they're a one-hit wonder by most accounts.


Ooh, I think that was it. Thankee.


Really? That completely doesn't jive with your whole "reminiscent of 'Take On Me'" thing. :?
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Postby darry » Mon Jul 09, 2007 5:29 pm UTC

that's what i was thinking...
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Postby Mathmagic » Mon Jul 09, 2007 5:59 pm UTC

My turn!

Okay, lyrics go...

These days, seems everything's a little better
Better than yesterday
And I swear someday you'll say the same things
The same things that I say
The same things that I say
The same things that I say

I have the song on my computer. but I just don't know the title/artist of it...give me two seconds to upload it...

EDIT:

http://www.supload.com/sound_confirm.ph ... 247148.m4a

There we go. Now all you have to do is download it and listen to it to see what it is! :D
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Postby darry » Mon Jul 09, 2007 7:36 pm UTC

no idea!
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Postby Fantastic Idea » Mon Jul 09, 2007 7:53 pm UTC

VTHodge wrote:
wocket wrote:Also VTHodge wins the thread.

I always wanted to win a thread.

For the record, I also knew "The General", but I just wasn't fast enough.

I have seen the others
And I have discovered
That this fight is not worth fighting.

What a great fucking-song.


I'm jealous of your win, cause I knew that song. I've just been trying to do WORK today instead of fora-dances. *Shakes Fist*
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Postby Jesse » Mon Jul 09, 2007 8:21 pm UTC

Guys. Either this is a game where people are supposed to guess, in which case it should be in Forum Games, or it is a serious "Guys this song is stuck in my head and I can't find out what it is" thread which can stay here. Make up your minds.
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Postby Mathmagic » Mon Jul 09, 2007 8:26 pm UTC

Jesster wrote:Guys. Either this is a game where people are supposed to guess, in which case it should be in Forum Games, or it is a serious "Guys this song is stuck in my head and I can't find out what it is" thread which can stay here. Make up your minds.

Uhhh, I'm pretty sure it's intention was the latter, and as far as I can tell, it's stayed that way...unless I'm missing something?

I actually don't know the name of the song I posted. I tried Googling the lyrics, but nothing came up.
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Postby Jesse » Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:20 pm UTC

Ah, see, when I saw that you not only had the lyrics but the song as well, I assumed you were using it as a game. My bad.

I have one. I can only remeber the start, and none of the words. It's a rather famous song that begins with just a saxophone playing, and it is from around the 80's. That is all I know about it.
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Postby wocket » Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:22 pm UTC

Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street?
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Postby Jesse » Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:26 pm UTC

wocket wrote:Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street?


YES! I love that song so much. Thankyou very much.
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Postby darry » Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:50 pm UTC

baker street is awesome! my best friend lives just round the corner from baker street (in london) so to get there i have to go past it on the tube. everytime i get to her place i'm always humming it!

edit: this might prove helpful if you know the lyrics to stuff - i haven't really tried it, just stumbled on it...
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Postby Owijad » Tue Jul 10, 2007 4:20 am UTC

wocket wrote:Really? That completely doesn't jive with your whole "reminiscent of 'Take On Me'" thing. :?


I disagree.
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Postby Blatm » Tue Jul 10, 2007 5:22 am UTC

http://www.songtapper.com/ might be helpful for anyone who needs to find a song in the future. You could also Google the lyrics.
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Postby darry » Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:44 am UTC

Owijad wrote:
wocket wrote:Really? That completely doesn't jive with your whole "reminiscent of 'Take On Me'" thing. :?


I disagree.


i guess they both have pretty standard synth sounds in them. but what is love is camp, pumping house!
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Postby RealGrouchy » Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:32 pm UTC

wocket wrote:Nonono, he said it was reminiscent of "Take On Me". I know I've heard the song he's talking about, I just can't name it and my google-fu is weak. But I do remember a guy singing "Iiiiiiiiiii loooooooooooooooooooooove yooooooooooooooooooouuuuuuu" in the same way they sing "taaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaake oooooooooooooooonnnnn meeeeeeee"

The "guy" was Paul McCartney, the band was Wings, and the song was "Silly Love Songs".

Hm. While we've got the Casey Kasem impression going on...

The year was 1976, and Wings released their album "At the Speed of Sound".

Oh, and those last two tidbits I got by looking at the original LP, not some silly search engine.

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Re: Song Identification!

Postby EvanED » Sat Nov 10, 2007 12:33 am UTC

Okay, this is a request for an identification of a classical piece. Me singing a few bars of the melody found here (~670 KB WAV).

[EDIT: I figured it out. It's the Hebrides Overture, aka Fingal's Cave, by Mendelssohn.]
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Postby lanicita » Sat Nov 10, 2007 11:04 pm UTC

wocket wrote:HaHA! I actually know that one!

Dispatch - The General

EDIT: Also, the line you're missing there is "you are young men, you must be living"

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Re: Song Identification!

Postby bittyx » Sun Nov 11, 2007 5:44 pm UTC

Ok, I need any info on this Latino song.

It's a really old song I think, but I just recently heard a house remix of it. A woman sings it, and the lyrics are in Portuguese, or in a similar language. The verse starts with her singing "Fugiiii..." (I hope that's the right way to spell it; the "G" in "fuGi" is like the J in the French name "Jacques"). The chorus is sung by more people, in unison, and they sing "Na na na na naaaa na na na na naaa". I think the rhythm is around 130-140bps. The chords are something like this:

(Am) Na na na na (G) Naaaa Na na na na naaa (F) (Em)
(Dm) Na na na na (Em) Naaaa Na na na na naaa (Am) (Am)

I tried googling a lot, but it's incredibly hard to find a song in a language you don't know. If only there was some kind of musical search engine where you input notes, it would make my life so much easier sometimes! :)

Thanks a lot if someone knows!

P.S. If I'm making myself unclear, I can record a short bit and put it online!



EDIT: I've found the song!
It's right here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mo5nApguKSo
As for the chords, it starts from Gm actually, not that it's important anyway. The problem is, I'm sure that the singer in this video is not the author of this song - I've checked her site and she only has 3 albums, one of which is "Remixes", and the song is not on any of them; I'm guessing she just sings it at shows, like a lot of other musicians include covers from time to time. The thing is, I cannot understand the words, seeing as I do not speak Portuguese, and I cannot find the original author anywhere on the internet. I can't even find a second version of this same song! Does ANYBODY have any clues how to find it? Normally, I wouldn't be so committed to finding a song, but it's for my girlfriend and all... You understand :mrgreen: (It makes me look bad if I can't manage to find a song on the internet - after all, you can do EVERYTHING on the internet ;))
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Re:

Postby a386 » Wed Nov 14, 2007 11:18 pm UTC

Blatm wrote:http://www.songtapper.com/ might be helpful for anyone who needs to find a song in the future. You could also Google the lyrics.

'thing reads my MIND. it's pretty cool that it can do all that from just rhythms. and not even really too accurate ones.
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Re: Song Identification!

Postby existential_elevator » Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:27 pm UTC

This thread reminds me of a beautiful love story.

Once upon a time I heard this song. I didn't hear it again, but on that one listening it was love, or intrigue, of the highest nature. After three years of failed searching I finally, completely by accident, re-found the song. Me and the responsible band have been very much in love ever since.
[well, until the band broke up very recently, but I merely continued to have this musical affair with the band's front man]

That song, as it turns out [for those intrigued] was "Poodle Rockin'" by Gorky's Zygotic Mynci, as publicised by the wonderful, but late John Peel.

I hope this magical story inspires you all to find your lost loves...
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Re: Song Identification!

Postby Ended » Mon Nov 26, 2007 1:28 pm UTC

Aah help help help! I just heard a song on the radio which I liked about two seconds ago but they didn't say what it was, and I couldn't understand the words.

It was a male singer, with acoustic guitar backing in a sort of repetitive arpeggio kind of thing, and I think some of the lyrics were "to lean on" or something, but the singer kind of mumbled them.
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Re: Song Identification!

Postby rxninja » Wed Jan 09, 2008 11:56 pm UTC

I have one that I need help with.

Simply put, it's the song that's playing in the bar, Lou's, in Fight Club right before the first time that they use the basement there. There's a thick guitar part and a few vocals, but nothing that I recognized. There aren't any coherent lyrics that I could decipher.

It is NOT "Where is My Mind" by the Pixies. That song is during the credits and not the song from the bar.

The vast majority of the soundtrack is done by the Dust Brothers and credited as such, but this song is definitely not by the Dust Brothers, nor is it credited in the movie at all. I did a few web searches and nothing came up, so I'm guessing the only way to identify it would be if you recognized it by ear.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=PS5WKjW22rc&feature=related
The song in question can be found starting at about 2:09.


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Re: Song Identification!

Postby davef » Thu Jan 10, 2008 12:01 am UTC

That's a Tom Waits song. I'll try to find it in my iTunes library. Gimme a few minutes.

EDIT - found it. It's 'Going Out West' from Bone Machine.

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Re:

Postby TheAmazingRando » Thu Jan 10, 2008 12:09 am UTC

mathmagic wrote:My turn!

Okay, lyrics go...

These days, seems everything's a little better
Better than yesterday
And I swear someday you'll say the same things
The same things that I say
The same things that I say
The same things that I say

I have the song on my computer. but I just don't know the title/artist of it...give me two seconds to upload it...

EDIT:

http://www.supload.com/sound_confirm.ph ... 247148.m4a

There we go. Now all you have to do is download it and listen to it to see what it is! :D

These Days by Sunfish, courtesy of google.

The Tom Waits song in Fight Club is Goin' Out West.
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Re: Song Identification!

Postby rxninja » Thu Jan 10, 2008 12:24 am UTC

davef wrote:That's a Tom Waits song. I'll try to find it in my iTunes library. Gimme a few minutes.

EDIT - found it. It's 'Going Out West' from Bone Machine.

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That was incredibly fast, thank you so much.

Also, that video is...really creepy. :shock:
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