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post Jan 31 2015, 04:26 PM
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In the days before Shazam (which I still don't have, stupidly drama.gif), have there been any songs you've heard passively and liked but, for whatever reason, were unable to track down until much later? It might be a case of hearing a song on the radio and having a particular melody or lyric stay with you but that not being enough to identify the song's title/artist until you encounter it again by chance. Or maybe there was a song from your early childhood that you forgot about until you heard it years later and only then determined what it was.

The most frustrating case for me was Cherry Ghost's 'People Help The People'. I must have heard a part of it once around the time of its release in 2007 and the chorus melody immediately lodged in my head and somehow stayed there for years! The only lyric I remembered was 'you're homesick', which I Googled whenever the melody came back to me but to no avail. Thankfully Birdy brought the song to my attention in 2011 and the struggle was finally over!

Another one was Ryan Sheridan's 'Upside Down', which was a moderate success in Ireland a couple of years ago. Again, the melody stayed with me but I didn't know anything else about it and as soon as I heard it again on the radio a few months later I wrote down as many lyrics as I could on my phone! I also took ages to track down Mutya Buena's cover of 'Fast Car' on Youtube after hearing it used on a TV show and knowing (and loving) the song but not being able to place the familiar-sounding vocals.

In terms of childhood ones, the lyrics of Savage Garden's 'Truly Madly Deeply' stayed in my brain and I didn't actually identify the song or artist until hearing it again about a decade later (not that I'd tried very hard but still!).

Anyone else have any examples of this?!




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post Jan 31 2015, 04:29 PM
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There is still one I don't know which really irritates me:

It was on the first question on the now music quiz that used be on the website a couple of years ago and it was a female piano ballad that peaked at #7 I think. The lyric was something like you're the one, your not what i'm looking for [or something like that, I don't really remember]. Does anyone know this song?
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post Jan 31 2015, 04:33 PM
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QUOTE(Ultraviolence1989 @ Jan 31 2015, 04:29 PM) *
There is still one I don't know which really irritates me:

It was on the first question on the now music quiz that used be on the website a couple of years ago and it was a female piano ballad that peaked at #7 I think. The lyric was something like you're the one, your not what i'm looking for [or something like that, I don't really remember]. Does anyone know this song?

Not this, is it?



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post Jan 31 2015, 04:39 PM
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SL2's 'On A Ragga Tip' and Les Rythmes Digitales' 'Jacques Your Body (Make Me Sweat)' are both songs I knew and loved for ages but never knew what they were called (not helping that they don't have Google-able lyrics).
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post Jan 31 2015, 04:45 PM
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Major Lazer - Pon De Floor.

Bugged me for YEARS. (But I did find it out before the Beyoncé mutilation).
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post Jan 31 2015, 05:08 PM
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Paul Simon - You Can Call Me Al
Kiss - I Wanna Rock & Roll All Night
Enya - Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)
Beastie Boys - Fight For Your Right to Party
Daft Punk - Robot Rock
Groove Armada - I See You Baby

All songs I'd heard a lot mainly as background music in adverts or shows, but could never put a name to them. Plus classical compositions like Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, Lux Aeturna by Clint Mansell & Rossini's William Tell Overture tongue.gif

There's one though that's still plaguing me after the best part of a decade and I STILL can't put a name to it. It's a foreign song I think that has lyrics that goes or sounds like 'na na na na Sorina' but googling it doesn't take me anywhere, it's bizarre as I remember hearing it in the 2000s and seeing the video and I still sometimes hear it now, but...gah, it's annoying me a lot.


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post Jan 31 2015, 05:32 PM
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So many songs! A recent one for me is Doop - Doop which obviously was tricky to find distinguishable lyrics for! I only found it at the end of last year after seeing it in one of those retro countdown things on here and checking it out after it's come up in conversation many times! Mucho Mambo (Sway) by Shaft is another elusive one.

There is one right now which I'm still confused about, it's kinda Latin pop, sung by a female with an relatively unmemorable vocal and it's Spanish and guitary and it's got a satisfying chord progression? (no idea what it is) but it in an 8 beat count the intonation goes up on the 3rd and 4th beat and goes down on the 7th and 8th beat. I dunno why but I get the feeling of Gloria Estaban or Jennifer Lopez? No idea tbh.
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post Jan 31 2015, 05:45 PM
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When I was much younger:



First heard this at age 6 in a Chinese restaurant and it annoyed me for ages (until I discovered the internet laugh.gif )



I remember crying to my dad when I was about 5 or 6 crying because the mad was never gonna dance again drama.gif (the man being George Michael I presume laugh.gif )



Oh this track has so many memories. I never knew it's name and identified it as 'track 2 on Kylie album with the pole'... (Fever) My twin sister had identified how to work a CD player before me and I didn't know there was a next and back button. She always put on Can't Get You Out Of My Head and I used to beg her to then put Love AT First Site on because I was obviously unaware or how to work the CD player laugh.gif

THEN I first say the video on the tv screens at an airport and cried to my dad (again) because the people in the video (dancers) were walking away and leaving Kylie her self cry.gif laugh.gif drama.gif

Cringe.

All 3 of these songs I then heard much later and was glad because they caused such trauma in my childhood drama.gif rotf.gif
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post Jan 31 2015, 05:58 PM
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QUOTE(Robot @ Jan 31 2015, 04:33 PM) *
Not this, is it?



(be quiet joseph)

I LOVE YOU SO MUCH wub.gif wub.gif wub.gif wub.gif That's the one wub.gif
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post Jan 31 2015, 06:07 PM
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^ Yay, glad this thread could help! Another case solved *.*

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post Jan 31 2015, 06:07 PM
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QUOTE(Chez Wombat @ Jan 31 2015, 05:08 PM) *
There's one though that's still plaguing me after the best part of a decade and I STILL can't put a name to it. It's a foreign song I think that has lyrics that goes or sounds like 'na na na na Sorina' but googling it doesn't take me anywhere, it's bizarre as I remember hearing it in the 2000s and seeing the video and I still sometimes hear it now, but...gah, it's annoying me a lot.




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post Jan 31 2015, 06:10 PM
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tune music.gif

anyone want to help old klumzee out? sad.gif
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post Jan 31 2015, 06:10 PM
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LUCIE BEING RELEVANT OMG YES! One of my all-time favourite songs wub.gif (and artists for that matter)

Ultraviolence, she has a new EP out on Tuesday, you should check it out then kink.gif (casually doing my promo, someone has to, as her only stan x)

And to stay on topic, there aren't many that I perhaps wanted to actively seek out, but there are numerous songs that I'd heard on the radio without realising who it was until years later. I'd heard Kanye's Gold Digger for example, and knew of the title, but never put the two together and was a bit like !! when I realised what song Gold Digger actually was laugh.gif
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QUOTE(Noahspike @ Jan 31 2015, 04:26 PM) *
In terms of childhood ones, the lyrics of Savage Garden's 'Truly Madly Deeply' stayed in my brain and I didn't actually identify the song or artist until hearing it again about a decade later (not that I'd tried very hard but still!).

Anyone else have any examples of this?!

I had this a few years back with 'Sitting Down Here' by Lene Marlin. Had no clue what it was when radio were hammering it upon release (I was like 11 tbf), but then I heard it on the radio late at night about 7 or 8 years later, I NEEDED to track it down. I wasn't really with it, so wrote down what I thought the lyrics were. Google was no help by ChC came to the rescue. <3

QUOTE(Chez Wombat @ Jan 31 2015, 05:08 PM) *
There's one though that's still plaguing me after the best part of a decade and I STILL can't put a name to it. It's a foreign song I think that has lyrics that goes or sounds like 'na na na na Sorina' but googling it doesn't take me anywhere, it's bizarre as I remember hearing it in the 2000s and seeing the video and I still sometimes hear it now, but...gah, it's annoying me a lot.

I think I know which one you mean, does it sound Italian? If so, it bugs me whenever I hear it because it seems to pop up on adverts a few times a year and I have no idea what it is!
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QUOTE(ˇbré! @ Jan 31 2015, 06:07 PM) *


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You have just solved my decade long search cheer.gif (no wonder I couldn't get anything when I googled that lyric laugh.gif )


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These were songs from the vaguest memories of childhood years I managed to rediscover (and put a title to) many moons later.







The last of which I have managed to remember than re-forget at least 3 times (including just before adding it in here laugh.gif)
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I remember when I heard On Top Of The World by Imagine Dragons in the trailer for The Croods, and not knowing what it was called until it got in the top 40.
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QUOTE(Chez Wombat @ Jan 31 2015, 06:26 PM) *
You have just solved my decade long search cheer.gif (no wonder I couldn't get anything when I googled that lyric laugh.gif )


If that Daddy Yankee forum had happened then maybe you'd have realised what it was a while back! ohmy.gif

Klumzee I would help but I honestly have no idea where to even begin. Doesn't seem like a song I'd be likely to know.

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Ooh yes this one for me as well! Another completely un-Googleable one.
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I remember when I was young I heard Placebo's 'Pure Morning' around quite a bit and it was regularly used in adverts for TV shows on ITV for example. I really loved it and all attempts to find out over the years were fruitless until I caught an advert for their GH in 2004 and it played a clip of it, so I scoured their singles back catalogue until I found it. It's in my top 5 favourite songs ever.

Another one from years ago which took me a while was 'Jealousy' by Martin Solveig, which is a tune.
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Good to see some unknown Eple love. It's used loads on adverts!
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