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Non-sectarian (and probably amateur) rendition of "O Holy Night?" [Dec. 16th, 2014|08:11 pm]
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[music |Implicit in the topic.]

I recall happening upon the song in question on some website devoted to outsider/vanity music; this version of "O Holy Night" is noteworthy in that it does not reference Christ, consisting of a plea for peace. The singer, whose enthusiasm exceeds his polish, sounds like an older man and delivers the song in a New York Yiddish accent.

ETA: Found: it's by Ellis Chadbourne:
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Trying to remember a song? [Nov. 5th, 2014|03:50 am]
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I only remember that the music video had a black screen/white quote at the beginning, but I can't remember the song :(

I think the quote was spoken in french but written in english?
But i might be remembering it wrong and it was spoken with an accent?

I'm pretty sure the song itself was sung by a young female voice?

I really want to find it again, so any help would be awesome?
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Alternative Christmas Music Video Ends w/ Man In Snow Globe [Aug. 21st, 2014|09:06 am]
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I'm looking for a Christmas song which I think was alternative. One guy was the singer but I think he had a band playing different instruments. And they used see-through glass trucks like from "Never Gonna Leave This Bed" by Maroon 5. It was a music video about being alone on Christmas and being happy with that. In the music video they showed scenes of an ideal all American white family in sweaters with smiles on their faces. But it felt a little fake and forced. At the end of the song the singer was in a snow globe. 
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Take...Four? [Jul. 16th, 2014|08:41 pm]
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[music |Implicit in the topic.]

I happened upon the following cover of the archetypal cool jazz song "Take Five" on a ringtone website, and found it amusing for a pedantic and nitpickety reason: "Take Five" was composed specifically to showcase the exotic (to most Euro-American ears) 5/4 time signature, and appeared on an album (Out of Time, 1961, by the Dave Brubeck Quartet) devoted to unusual time signatures--and yet this rendition is performed to a standard 4/4 hip-hop beat.

Any idea who performed this cover? http://www.zedge.net/ringtone/1162086/

(The original, for purposes of comparison: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2In5a9LDNg)
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Charles Aznavour song [May. 23rd, 2014|12:09 am]
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[mood |frustratedfrustrated]
[music |Charles Aznavour "Ton nom"]

I am looking for a Charles Aznavour song in which he recalls the women of his life (?). It's like one stanza - one woman. The last word of the previous stanza forms the beginning of another woman's name. It's very melancholy. I'm pretty sure the name 'Rose' was there.

I've just listened to all his songs that I have and nothing.
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Puttin' on the Ritz [Apr. 26th, 2014|10:15 am]
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Hey everyone.

I've been driving myself totally insane trying to figure out what it is I have stuck in my head; it's been months and I haven't been able to find it! Grr!

I can't tell if it actually IS "Puttin' on the Ritz" or not... if it is it's a faster version of it. The only version of it I've found that comes close is the one by Clark Gable. The tempo is right in that one but I recall it having a different feel than that one... it was less swingy but the same speed.

I looked up the versions by Taco, Fred Astaire, Irving Berlin, Harry Richman, etc. and they all aren't fast enough to be what has been dancing around my head.

Do we know any other versions, maybe hard to find ones, of Puttin' on the Ritz? Or maybe songs similar to it only faster?

I just want to find this silly thing! Thanks for any help. :)
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Song in a shop [Apr. 7th, 2014|09:45 pm]
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I heard this song playing in a a shop. The lyrics shown below are lyrics I might've heard, yet they may not be correct. Note that the word "don't" could possibly have not been there.
"Don't cheat my love like a swaying door."
"Don't treat my love like a swaying door."
"Don't cheat my love like a swinging door."
"Don't treat my love like a swinging door."
"Don't love me like a swaying door."
"Don't Love me like a swinging door."

I'm pretty sure it was a woman singing, and the lyrics were definitely said more than once. The genre was somewhere along the lines of Rock, folk rock, country or pop. It sounded fairly modern, but i don't really know. It could've been as old as the 1980s. It wasn't a mainstream song. I type the lyrics on google, but the wrong songs keep coming up. It wasn't the song "Swingin' Door" by Catherine Britt or "Swinging Doors" by Merle Haggard. I tried Midomi, but that doesn't recognise it. Remember that the lyrics I wrote may not be correct, so if anyone knows a song, as described above where the lyrics sound something like the ones I wrote, that would be great if you could share.
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please-help-to-identify-the-music (some trip hop, 20 sec fragment) [Apr. 5th, 2014|03:20 am]
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if you know the 2000's trip hop, you should recognize for sure
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