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Target Commercials [Jul. 21st, 2019|11:48 pm]
What Was That Song?

spiralstairways
Can anyone identify the song that plays in the following Target commercials?

Commercial #1: https://www.ispot.tv/ad/oBdm/target-school-list-assist
Commercial #2: https://www.ispot.tv/ad/oBdx/target-a-lists-and-type-a-lists

I've searched using the lyrics "I feel golden" and "I feel like glitter on my shoulders", but I haven't been able to find anything.
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Does a genderswapped cover of Edwyn Collins' "A Girl Like You" exist? [Jul. 8th, 2019|06:55 pm]
What Was That Song?

full_metal_ox
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(Crossposted to thequestionclub.)

Also popularly known as "Never Met a Girl Like You Before", famously used in Lucifer and Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, and often misattributed to Iggy Pop or David Bowie:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oqJ0JpMj6I

Does any cover exist that phrases it as "A Guy Like You"? Ideally sung by a man and with a driving rock beat and psychedelic guitar similar to the original? (I know--I'm probably asking for toasted snow.)

(Vanessa Brown's "Crazy Amazing" contains the phrase, but is a completely unrelated song with a cute bubblegum flavor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gf4ZIVQ7cpE)
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Solved. ~!~ Video game instrumental song from 1940s? [Apr. 23rd, 2019|04:45 pm]
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pronker
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Many, many video games use a plaintive piece of music from, if I remember right, someplace in the 1940s by a composer who I can't remember. The piece is lovely and makes for a yearning mood, quite romantic or on the other hand, sad. The name that sticks in my head is "Requiem Aeternam", but it's not by Mozart. Any help appreciated!

**solved** The piece is "Lux Eterna" by Clint Mansell.
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FOUND pop-folk song [Mar. 15th, 2019|11:04 am]
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reeby10
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I heard a song this past week and now it's stuck in my head and I can't seem to figure out what it is. I don't know if I'm remembering the lyrics wrong (bc the music itself is mostly what I remember), but nothing I've googled has come up with anything close.

The song was definitely from a male singer(s) and had a sort of pop-folk sound to it. Reminiscent of Mumford & Sons, but I'm certain it wasn't them. I kind of have it in my head that it's Vampire Weekend, but skimming through their songs hasn't come up with anything either, so I'm likely wrong about that. Lyric wise, I remember a line "I hate this life but I'm not ready to die" I think near the beginning and a line that repeats maybe "when the stone rolls away you'll all bear witness." It's possible I'm mixing up two songs and these lines aren't connected, but I don't think I am. If so, though, I'd love to know what they both are!

ETA: Found by mayanas! It's Harmony Hall by Vampire Weekend.
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Nirvana song [Apr. 3rd, 2016|11:09 pm]
What Was That Song?

goodridecowboy
I know for sure this is a Nirvana song but unsure what the title is called. I have heard the song being cover by other bands as well. Here are the lyrics I know..
"something in the back room, something up the stairs..."
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90's song - female singer [Mar. 12th, 2015|06:23 pm]
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goodridecowboy
Hi everyone!

The title is ONE word maybe incomplete or something else? Lyrics "How do you steal a heart" "Well you probably"?

Thanks.
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Non-sectarian (and probably amateur) rendition of "O Holy Night?" [Dec. 16th, 2014|08:11 pm]
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full_metal_ox
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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:
http://www.divshare.com/download/13601763-6e4
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Trying to remember a song? [Nov. 5th, 2014|03:50 am]
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green_wing
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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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aibaxsho
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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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full_metal_ox
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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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