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"Let's Fighting Love" (the South Park Ninja Theme) performed by a female vocalist? [Mar. 11th, 2014|10:22 pm]
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I happened upon this on some ringtone site and have been unable to find it again; the delivery, rather than being squeakily cute in the fashion so common among female J-Pop performers, was brash, fierce, and HOT-BLOODED!!!--very similar to Trey Parker's original, but played at a faster tempo.

ETA: The site--one that allowed the user to edit and manipulate the source music--was probably Myxer.com, which now seems to be defunct. (Given that, it also occurs to me that the rendition in question may have been a speeded-up version of the original, with the pitch shifting just enough to sound feminine rather than chipmunklike.)
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Mid-90's Alternative song/video [Jan. 22nd, 2014|11:00 pm]
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The song came out between 95-97, I'd say. I don't remember many of the lyrics, but the chorus went something like "Esmeralda, here's your hunchback!" or "Esmeralda, here's your heart back!" The video featured a band with a frontman with a closely shorn head with chops, I think...He might have been wearing a ringer tee, I can't remember. People were rollerskating all around the band, and I feel like maybe his front teeth were gold or blacked out or something.

The video/song came out around the same time as Nada Surf's Popular, if that gives any sort of timeline. Man, I wish I could remember it!

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Nobody on the phone? [Dec. 2nd, 2013|04:23 pm]
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I heard a song at Victoria's Secret the other day and thought I caught enough of the lyrics to be able to Google it, but apparently I did not.  I also heard this song being played at a concert between acts (the concert was Washed Out in Louisville, in case that makes any difference).  The lyrics I THOUGHT were right were: "when she's alone she puts her music on," and then the chorus sounded like "there's nobody on the phone, nobody on the phone."  There was definitely something about "nine to five" and possibly a coffee house reference.  The song had an indie rock/pop feel to it, kind of electronic or disco-ish, if that makes sense.  I've tried Victoria's Secret playlists on Spotify and about a million ways of searching, so any help is appreciated!

EDIT: Somehow I must have found the right combo of words to Google, because I found it!  It's Mayer Hawthorne, Her Favorite Song.  
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Early 90's song [Nov. 21st, 2013|10:56 pm]
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Leigh Richtofen
Ok so i don't remember how the melody goes but ii do remember the lyrics i have been trying to find this song for so long its driving me crazy.

Lyrics: from the moment i appered before your eyes, you taught me right from wrong.
each day past by we built a tower high you helped me make it strong.

the chorus is something like this: Queen of hearts thats what you are. A little love and affection from the brightest star. Queen of hearts shine on me hope that someday i can shine on you.

i was only a child when i heard this so don't recall everything about this track.

so basically i need the artists name and the name of the track.
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Same Melody As "Bruiser" By Misfits [Sep. 17th, 2013|03:49 pm]
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At work today I heard a song that had the exact same melody as the Misfits song, "Bruiser," but the words were totally incomprehensible. There's not much to go on, except he might have been going on about a highway? The biggest hint I can give is that it was the same melody as Bruiser, to a tee. Does anyone have any ideas?
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Song at Trader Joe's [Jul. 21st, 2013|10:59 pm]
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Today I was shopping in Trader Joe's and I heard a song played:

1. It sounded 80s (maybe similar to The Cure? Maybe not exactly The Cure, but moody/hurt British band-like)
2. Male singer.
3. The chorus was in a higher-pitch, like falsetto.
4. The chorus was difficult to decipher because of the falsetto, and because it was kind of mumbly?
5. One of the verses went something like, "I love you so much....I would do anything" or maybe it was "You love me so much...you'll do anything." These were at the end of the verse; the chorus came after these lines.
6. Billy Joel's "A Matter of Trust" came right after that, so I'm guessing it was an 80s music playlist.

I know it's not much to go on :| but maybe something will ring a bell for someone? Thank you in advance!
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(no subject) [Jun. 21st, 2013|02:07 pm]
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named: suburban knights by hard-fi
yahoo answers actually came through for once, of all places


clip this way

there's a bit of interference here so sorry about that

the only words I can catch are 'ooh' and 'sometimes' and all you get googling those is avicii/flo rida, it is not that

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This song reminds me of another... [Jun. 10th, 2013|05:07 am]
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I figured this community would be the best at hopefully fixing my problem. I hope (so much) that this kind of post is allowed here.

Here's the song.

The lyrics I reference below show up around :37.

I have been listening to Hellogoodbye's "Finding Something to Do" in order to figure out what song it reminds me of. There's a part in it that goes "driving home tonight / I didn't see the lights", and when he sings the word "lights", the melody there reminds me of some song I used to here quite a lot when I was younger. But unfortunately, I have no idea what this song is! This is becoming really frustrating, as the only thing I can remember about the song that I'm reminded of is that little melody.

So, to summarize, I am looking for a song that has that same melody, the one heard in the word "lights". I realize this may be a little confusing, and it may be all kinds of difficult, but I'm desperate. It's driving me nuts.

Oh, and if it helps at all, I am 18, live in the U.S., and I believe the song I am looking for might have been from a movie? Maybe a kid's movie? Just to narrow down the possibilities (if there are any to begin with).

Thanks! And if there are any questions, I am more than willing to answer.
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two songs [May. 9th, 2013|10:17 pm]
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hello all,

hoping someone can help me identify the music in the background of these two clips (two different pieces, clips are approx 30 seconds).

box.com - clip 1 found

box.com - clip 2

the first one seems so obvious and familiar but I've had no luck anywhere else I've asked about it. not sure how well known the second one is but it's currently being used in an ad and so drives me crazy every time I hear it.

thank you for your time and help.
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Gospel song - sung in parts [Mar. 15th, 2013|11:34 pm]
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[Current Location |downstairs office]
[mood |melancholymelancholy]
[music |"Throw Out The Lifeline" with banjo and autoharp]

I'm batty over thinking about this - a gospel song, probably very old like from the early part of the 20th century or earlier, such as 'Throw Out The Lifeline' vintage (1891) - and it was sung in parts with a rolling melody, very powerful and melodic, probably in 3/4 time. I can't remember the title or lyrics, but it seems like 'across' was in the title, or maybe the subject was drowning and being Saved. Gah, any help appreciated.

EAD 15 minutes later: This is a possibility - Whispering Hope http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2w9OsP-m0Oo
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