OK, guys and gals, I haven't posted in a while, but I am desperate. There is this song, for bumper music and/or karaoke, that plays night and day on a local top 40 pop station. I cannot for the life of me get the artist or title to do a search on Sound Choice or at Blockbuster Music. The best I can do, since this is a hip-hop tune with dance overtones and lots of synthesization, is to approximate the lyrics and hope one of you (long shot) knows what the heck I am talking about.
The song features a female lead vocal with heavily synthesized male young-sounding bridge vocals. The lady says "I know, you are the one, blah blah blah blah blah, In my blah, Inmy sould away?" then the synthesized male says "Shake your body, shake your body - - - shake your body, all way down?"
Then you get a young sounding male vocal saying something that sounds like "Hambone old style rock the blues brother, get down brother, get down brother (repeat)???"
Sounds totally ludicrous, I know, but you know how your head plays tricks on you when you don't know the lyrics or title etc of the songs. I'm hoping some other podunk town is still playing this song in rotation during the day or evening (it's not new) and my lame description will ring a bell with someone. Any takers?
My first guess would be Shaggy's "Dance & Shout", but it doesn't fully match your description. You can try to search the internet for words that you definately know are correct in the song and perhaps you can find the lyrics, and thus the song title. If it's too old, I guess it wouldn't be on the Billboard charts anymore (if at all), so I don't know if that would help or not.
Is it more hip-hop or euro-dance type music? How fast is it? Can you approximate what percentage of the song is sung by the female? If it was for karaoke, would you guess it would be a female song?
[This message has been edited by Grateful (edited January 05, 2001).]
The female line is the majority of the song, so I'd guess if it were done for karaoke it would use a female for lead and put the synthesized male vocals in the background. No, it's not Shaggy - not by a long shot. It's a mixture of hip-hop and dance - but not Euro. A lot like, or in the same vein as, "We like to party" or "Pump up the jam" - pop hook with a lot of mixing but definitely not white-bread stuff.
Yeah, interesting that the thought of calling the radio station would opccur to you guys so quickly!
Obviously that was the first thing we tried, but since the song is about 4+ minutes long, the DJ always seems to take their potty break when they play it. The last time we called, we let the line ring for 20 minutes while the DJ did commercials, songs, and voice-overs. Then she came on and in a somewhat exasperated tone, reminded the listeners "to ONLY call in when you hear the super party free money dinger jingle sounder, and NOT before!" We knew that was aimed at us, but wouldn't it have been easier (speaking of EASIER) for her to just pick up the GD phone? It took a lot less than 20 minutes to post my message, and I knew it was a long-shot request - but I a bit offended by the crack about calling the radio station ;-)
Try to search Napster (or one of the Napster clones) using a common lyric, soooooo many of the songs are mis-identified that it might work. Then a second search by artist, and you have the info... I am not endorsing the downloading of copywritten material, just suggesting a title search
[This message has been edited by Dog (edited January 07, 2001).]
This thread gives me a chance for a 30-second rant...
With the increasing corporatization of radio, it's very possible -- even likely -- that you would call a station, ask what was played...and get an "I don't know" -- if anyone answers the phone.
Unfortunately, in this age of seven, eight, nine stations in one market owned by one company, the stations will use "voice tracking" by one personality for several stations...or satellite services for music programming. It saves money on personnel. But does it serve the listener?
I will step off my soapbox now. I'm just glad I work for a public broadcasting outlet that still believes in such things as local news/weather/arts.
I suggest goig on the Internet for your radio station an email a reply if you can't get anybody to answer the phone. I do like the lyrics search option though. I did that when I was trying to find to find a song before and it worked great! Posts: 55 | Registered: Dec 2000
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"I suggest goig on the Internet for your radio station an email a reply "
GREAT idea - why didn't *I* think of that? I'm pretty sure this station has a web site - I'm going to check after this post. All theo ther ideas were good, too - I tried Napster and iMesh to try to find the artist or title with no luck. Found some other good stuff that I looked up at Wal-Mart today, though, in the music section (Jock Jams, NTWICM 5 (Now 5), and some hip-hop and MTV collections. Not only do we shy away from using copied materials, we've pointed out to a few friend/competitors that they should do the same. A certain KJ in our area was busted hard for using copied CDG's - she was running three shows off one set of CDG's with two sets of copies. So nix to THAT!
This radio station IS using a satellite song list and is part of a farm of stations (a hip-hop, country, and pop-40 all in one office buidling under the same owners) and the *one* - count 'em *one* DJ who has an email says he doesn't recognize it but if I give him the exact day and time it was last played, he can get it for me. Oh - this type of thing also explains why when I travel all over North America with my day job that there are stations everywhere that sound just like my hometown radio station - right down to the jokes and patter the DJ's use in the mornings and the format changes throughout the day (oldies lunch, drive at five, and certain aspects of the morning shows).
Get this - it played at exactly 1:15PM today. If this station was "with it" they'd have their playlist online but they don't. Also, Jane Austin, the DJ at this time of day, does NOT answer the telephone at all unless she's running a contest.
I'm emailing the d00d who said he'd get the title/name for me.