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Re: Old songs you can't identify
« Reply #50 on: June 10, 2021, 07:47:01 PM »

There are a lot of April Wine songs I like, but this tongue-in-cheek one always got me.


There's a song that I've always tried to figure out the title and artist, but failed miserably. Back in the mid-1990s, Rush Limbaugh used it for one of his bumper tunes. It sounded a bit like Prong or Helmet, but was neither of those bands. I also don't think it was Tool. No list of bumper music from his show I've ever seen contained anything that could possibly be it, and a number of those unofficial lists that existed on fan pages in the early days of the Web are now in the digital ether.
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Re: Old songs you can't identify
« Reply #51 on: June 12, 2021, 09:28:40 PM »

Anyone remember this one?

Oh la oh la ay
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Oh lee oh lee oh yo yo
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« Reply #52 on: June 13, 2021, 12:20:51 AM »

I think this one is a no brainer.

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Re: Old songs you can't identify
« Reply #53 on: July 26, 2021, 08:16:45 PM »

There was a song that was probably from the 1960s (oldies stations used to play it) where the melody sounded just like the theme music for National Geographic specials. Anyone else remember this?
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« Reply #54 on: August 27, 2021, 06:28:06 PM »

Finally found this song after 20+ years of not knowing what it was called. Just remembered the sample.
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Re: Old songs you can't identify
« Reply #55 on: August 27, 2021, 07:12:04 PM »

There was a song that was probably from the 1960s (oldies stations used to play it) where the melody sounded just like the theme music for National Geographic specials. Anyone else remember this?

At least part of the NG theme melody made this 1960s song pop into my head: 
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Re: Old songs you can't identify
« Reply #56 on: August 28, 2021, 12:47:29 AM »

There are a lot of April Wine songs I like, but this tongue-in-cheek one always got me.


There's a song that I've always tried to figure out the title and artist, but failed miserably. Back in the mid-1990s, Rush Limbaugh used it for one of his bumper tunes. It sounded a bit like Prong or Helmet, but was neither of those bands. I also don't think it was Tool. No list of bumper music from his show I've ever seen contained anything that could possibly be it, and a number of those unofficial lists that existed on fan pages in the early days of the Web are now in the digital ether.
Maybe a song by the Pretenders named Ohio?
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Re: Old songs you can't identify
« Reply #57 on: August 30, 2021, 01:44:55 AM »

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Re: Old songs you can't identify
« Reply #58 on: August 30, 2021, 04:38:26 PM »

^^^

That was the theme song, played at the beginning of every hour. For awhile, when they were in a licensing dispute, he tried a few other songs. My favorite was Ted Nugent's "Stranglehold."

But that's not the song I'm thinking of. This was a bumper song, bringing him back from a commercial, that started off with a heavy riff that repeated two or three times. I've never heard it except when it was used as bumper music on that show in the mid to late 1990s.
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Re: Old songs you can't identify
« Reply #59 on: August 30, 2021, 05:55:41 PM »

But that's not the song I'm thinking of. This was a bumper song, bringing him back from a commercial, that started off with a heavy riff that repeated two or three times. I've never heard it except when it was used as bumper music on that show in the mid to late 1990s.

I think it was an Alan Parsons Project track that some stations played together with "Eye In The Sky."
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Re: Old songs you can't identify
« Reply #60 on: August 30, 2021, 09:39:44 PM »

Another one I remember is a song with a line about "dirty water." This was probably in the '70s, so it was not the '80s song "Dirty Water" that MTV played.

Black Water by Doobie Brothers?
Holy Water by Bad Company?
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Re: Old songs you can't identify
« Reply #61 on: August 31, 2021, 02:42:31 PM »

I think it was an Alan Parsons Project track that some stations played together with "Eye In The Sky."
That part of that particular song is called "Sirius."
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Re: Old songs you can't identify
« Reply #62 on: August 31, 2021, 09:03:19 PM »

I think it was an Alan Parsons Project track that some stations played together with "Eye In The Sky."
That part of that particular song is called "Sirius."

And it's not the song I'm looking for.
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Re: Old songs you can't identify
« Reply #63 on: September 08, 2021, 05:03:48 AM »

I think it was an Alan Parsons Project track that some stations played together with "Eye In The Sky."
That part of that particular song is called "Sirius."

And it's not the song I'm looking for.
Could it be "Need You Tonight" by INXS?

I went on google.com, typed in Rush Limbaugh bumper music, and there is a Spotify list of most, if not all, his Bumper Rotation Music (from the Grooveyard of Forgotten Favorites).  If my guess isn't correct, perhaps you could look on that list for that particular song you are looking for.  You would need an account to play that music, though--which is why I went to YouTube to upload the song.
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Re: Old songs you can't identify
« Reply #64 on: September 08, 2021, 12:59:14 PM »

No, that's not it. I had that CD long before I ever heard of Rush Limbaugh.

It's definitely a heavy metal or grunge type of song. Again, think Tool, Helmet, Prong, or similar bands.

I don't have a paid Spotify account. I did the trial version for awhile (mainly to see if I could record albums and convert them to MP3s, but there were line level issues so that didn't work too well). If my free account will let me access that playlist, I may give it a try.

This was such a long time ago, though -- back around 1995 or 96 or so -- that the list may not go back that far.
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Re: Old songs you can't identify
« Reply #65 on: October 05, 2021, 10:21:01 PM »

Another one I remember is a song with a line about "dirty water." This was probably in the '70s, so it was not the '80s song "Dirty Water" that MTV played.

Dirty Water by Canadian band Rock and Hyde (early band of superstar producer Bob Rock)

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« Reply #66 on: October 05, 2021, 10:44:12 PM »

Another one I remember is a song with a line about "dirty water." This was probably in the '70s, so it was not the '80s song "Dirty Water" that MTV played.

Dirty Water by Canadian band Rock and Hyde (early band of superstar producer Bob Rock)

This is the one MTV played a lot around 1987. The other "Dirty Water" I was thinking of was probably late '70s.
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Re: Old songs you can't identify
« Reply #67 on: October 14, 2021, 11:18:17 AM »

I guess this is as good a thread as any to ask... nevermind what's going on in the video, does anyone know what song is playing in the background? 

Never mind, found it!
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Re: Old songs you can't identify
« Reply #68 on: October 14, 2021, 04:56:26 PM »

I saw someone post on Facebook about an "earworm" stuck in their mind, and someone responded that Google Assistant has a Shazam-like feature where you can hum a few bars and it will try to figure out the song. Anyone ever heard of, or used, that feature?
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Re: Old songs you can't identify
« Reply #69 on: October 24, 2021, 12:55:22 AM »

A recurring jazzy sounding tune that I heard back in the day was found in a bunch of educational shorts produced in the mid 1970's up to the early 1980's. It was a rather jazzy piece with a swing beat. Key of D major, had a flute which was the lead instrument. It had piano and drums too. I heard the musical piece numerous times and by the early 1980's it has dropped off into obscurity. Its closest counterpart would be "Welcome back" by John Sebastian. No, it wasn't Welcome Back but it sounded very similar.

Pretty sure I found it in an old 'Sesame Street' segment about a guide dog:

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