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I've got a song going round my head - how can I find out what it is

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policywonk Sun 19-Oct-08 19:43:37

... from the melody/hook alone? Didn't catch the lyrics. Are there any websites for this?


Chutzpah Sun 19-Oct-08 19:50:31

Sony Ericsson have this feature on their phones if you know someone that has one. You can record a snatch of a tune and they text back the title.

policywonk Mon 20-Oct-08 21:52:10

Thanks Chutzpah - don't have a Sony Ericsson but will ask around!

Have tried Songtapper but they're trying to tell me that the song I'm after is 'With Or Without You', and it so ain't.

harleyd Mon 20-Oct-08 21:53:04

hum it for us..grin

policywonk Mon 20-Oct-08 21:55:53

Weeeeelll, it's Motown-y, it's a bassline (possibly multi-tracked), and it goes like this:

do do do der-der do der-der

do do do der-der do der-der

It goes down the scale for the first three 'lines' of my notation, and then up again in the last line.

I thank you.

policywonk Mon 20-Oct-08 21:56:54

Up tempo, quite danceable. Not a slushy ballad. Singer sounds like Smokey Robinson (falsetto-ish).

cocoleBOO Mon 20-Oct-08 21:58:15

Oh it's the 4 Tops I Can't Help Myself.

You're welcome.

policywonk Mon 20-Oct-08 22:00:22

shock Is it? If it is you're a genius and I love you.

I've actually got a Four Tops best of somewhere... I shall go and rummage.

harleyd Mon 20-Oct-08 22:02:18

grin what the sugarpie honeybunch?

cocoleBOO Mon 20-Oct-08 22:02:43

Maybe I should have put a disclaimer....hmm

Lots of 4 Tops on at the moment as Levi Stubbs their singer died at the weekend.

cocoleBOO Mon 20-Oct-08 22:03:44

blush harly you say the sweetist things...

harleyd Mon 20-Oct-08 22:04:16

i'll be lmao if you're right tho

DraculaNeedsArteries Mon 20-Oct-08 22:05:06

here try tapping hte rhythmn into Songtapper

policywonk Mon 20-Oct-08 22:05:10

Ah no. Not that one. <sigh> I was all excited for a moment.

cocoleBOO Mon 20-Oct-08 22:06:07


policywonk Mon 20-Oct-08 22:06:33

Thanks, have tried Songtapper but it's not giving me anything useful.

cocoleBOO Mon 20-Oct-08 22:06:46

I seem to lost the ability to spell on this thread.

policywonk Mon 20-Oct-08 22:07:44

I do like 'I'm in a Different World' though. Levi Stubbs RIP.

harpomarx Mon 20-Oct-08 22:08:47

don't suppose you remember any of the lyrics policywonk? Even a few random words?

harleyd Mon 20-Oct-08 22:08:59

wow, songtapper actually works!
hours of endless fun....

harpomarx Mon 20-Oct-08 22:09:33

oh, why don't I read the op properly...

not even one word?

pretty please?

policywonk Mon 20-Oct-08 22:12:45

No, sorry. I wish I did. It was playing while I was in the Gap and I got distracted by a nice cardigan.

stretchmarkSCREAM Mon 20-Oct-08 22:14:24

Damn you for showing me that site...angry Hours of my life will be gone!!grin

elsiepiddock Mon 20-Oct-08 22:19:45

Loving songtapper!!

DraculaNeedsArteries Mon 20-Oct-08 22:20:33


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