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Old 09-20-2012, 12:38 AM  
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Name That Tune (Really Difficult One)

Greetings music lovers. It's FAX.

Listen, I am experiencing a serious predicament and if there's one thing I hate, it's a ding dang serious predicament. I much prefer the far less stressful postdicament which allows you some time to reflect on how you escaped.

In this case, though, I really need some assistance. Here's the deal ...

Last night I was in a grocery store and there was a song playing on the speaker system somewhere near the bananas and already-hunked-up watermelon in plastic boxes. I had never heard the song before, nor since, which is not unusual since I don't listen to the radio much. Sadly, the tune is stuck in my head and I've googled until I'm blue in the face as well as the ass and I can tell you right now, a blue ass is nothing to joke about.

The problem I'm having is that I couldn't hear the lyrics or the hook or anything, but I'm hopeful that you guys can help me because the song was very unusual and I'm guessing was probably released in the last 5 years or so due to the production techniques used. Also, it must have been somewhat popular or it wouldn't be included in the market's muzak rotation. Here's what I gleaned from the banana area speaker system ...

1. The song is kind of a drone deal utilizing maybe 2 or 3 chords total.
2. The vocal is male, predominant, and the singer has a very high tenor range.
3. I think I heard some saxophone. Maybe playing in a chorus type deal.
4. As I mentioned, only a couple of chords are used and they stay on the same chord for the entire verse except for a chord change at the very end ... this is the unusual part.
5. I don't recall hearing any percussion, although there may have been some. If so, it was not dominant at all. It's a dramatic, semi-slow tune. Love songish.
6. The singer's accent could have been British, but it could also be one of those Americans who try to sound British because it's cool. The "R"s were pronounced "Ah"s.
7. I reckon that the version I heard was probably 4 or 5 minutes long.
8. The meter is slow. Dramatic.
9. From what I could ascertain, there might have been strings in the background.
10. As I mentioned, I couldn't hear the lyrics, but the verse/vocal went "da da da daaaaa ... dada dada dada da daaaaa" ... like that. Assuming the thing was in D Major, the primary melody was "G F# D E ..... DD EE DD G A". The main theme was that first part ... the "G F# D E". It sounded like the lyrics in the verses repeated themselves over and over again. The word, "heart" may have been used several times.

Again, the main thing that is unique is the fact that the high tenor vocal works over a single chord for a long, long time. Then, at the end of the verse there's a minor change for a 4 or 8 count or so then it returns back to the tonic or root chord once again. Very unique. Not normal.

I know this isn't much to go on, but if you could help a brother out, I sure would appreciate it. I once had Dean Martin's "That's Amore" (the moon pie song) stuck in my head for about a month and a half and I've never been the same after that. I don't think I could withstand another similar episode.

There's rep and casino cash (assuming I have any - I don't really know) in it for the angelic being who can help me out on this deal.

Many thanks in advance.

FAX

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Old 09-20-2012, 08:06 AM   #31
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ill take a stab at it based on your clues:
I bet that's it. I was looking at the I and love you and you song earlier but didn't know about this one....
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:07 AM   #32
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the other thread made me think. FAX, it could be this
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:11 AM   #33
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ill take a stab at it based on your clues:
Good song. No British accent, faux or otherwise.
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:17 AM   #34
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actually FAX, it was probably this

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Old 09-20-2012, 10:34 AM   #35
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Must have been the ESPN theme from years ago
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:37 AM   #36
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Is it a rock song, a ballad? What era did te recording soundl ike it was from? Whose style was it most similar to?
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:38 AM   #37
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If you don't have shazam, here's a tip from a fellow audio obsessive whose brain is driven nuts by these occurrences:

Try to just remember a single lyrical phrase from it that's distinct to google later when you have access. Even if it's only 3-4 words, you can often google that and "lyrics" and get started on the right path.
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:44 AM   #38
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:46 AM   #39
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Not downtempo enough from his description.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:18 AM   #40
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You have $14057783 in casino cash. You're welcome.
Wow. Do guys receive Planetbucks for creating 0 post threads or something? That seems like a lot. Considering I've lost billions at that poker game deal trying to hit a royal flush, I'm a little surprised. As for the song, no ... it is not called "$14057783 In Casino Cash" although that might make a darn good hook.

I've been busy, so I'm just checking in this afternoon. That song is still plaguing me awful so I hope one of you guys figured it out. I know my clues were bad, but that's all I have to go on. Nevertheless, thanks for the help one and all.

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Old 09-20-2012, 11:22 AM   #41
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Wow. Do guys receive Planetbucks for creating 0 post threads or something? That seems like a lot. Considering I've lost billions at that poker game deal trying to hit a royal flush, I'm a little surprised. As for the song, no ... it is not called "$14057783 In Casino Cash" although that might make a darn good hook.

I've been busy, so I'm just checking in this afternoon. That song is still plaguing me awful so I hope one of you guys figured it out. I know my clues were bad, but that's all I have to go on. Nevertheless, thanks for the help one and all.

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Can you record yourself humming it and attach it to a post?
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:26 AM   #42
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I think it might be "Yesterday" by The Beatles. Let me know.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:31 AM   #43
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I am stuck on the "heart" clue. Every time I try and think about this I get that stupid Extreme "Hole in my Heart" song stuck in my head for some reason... That is a shitty song to get stuck in your head.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:32 AM   #44
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Wow. Do guys receive Planetbucks for creating 0 post threads or something? That seems like a lot. Considering I've lost billions at that poker game deal trying to hit a royal flush, I'm a little surprised. As for the song, no ... it is not called "$14057783 In Casino Cash" although that might make a darn good hook.

I've been busy, so I'm just checking in this afternoon. That song is still plaguing me awful so I hope one of you guys figured it out. I know my clues were bad, but that's all I have to go on. Nevertheless, thanks for the help one and all.

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Oh, I know the song! It goes like this, right?

Da da da da ... da daaa daa doo day da.
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