January 28, 2005

Question of the Day

Okay, totally unrelated to anything I've written lately...

When you get a song stuck in your head, and you can't remember what it's called, do you ever have the experience where you think, maybe just for a split second, that it's possible to find out the name of the song with Google?

"Hmm...I can't remember what this song is called. Maybe if I use 'doo doo da doo dee doo doo da da doo' as a search term, I can find out..."

No matter how many times this happens, I still have the moment where I believe that it's possible to do a sound search (and no, I haven't actually tried it). Someone needs to get to work on this.

Posted by CD on January 28, 2005 06:55 PM
Category: Question of the Day
Semi-Intelligent Comments

Not a sound search, but there IS a dictionary of beginnings of songs that uses the pattern of notes (up, down, no change) that you can use to determine what a song is. Unfortunately it is only off line and you have to have the Beginning of the song in your head, but it's a start, eh? So yeah, that was useles in answering QotD.

Posted by: tommy at January 29, 2005 01:21 AM

Speaking of songs...my song Aliens Really Stink will be on Dr Demento this weekend. Do you get that show in Syracuse??? drdemento.com ... he is on over 100 stations nationwide!


Posted by: phil hill at January 29, 2005 04:19 AM

Hey, phil! Waht's happening?

Posted by: Army NCO Guy at January 29, 2005 12:21 PM

er, hooray for not proofreading.

Posted by: Army NCO Guy at January 29, 2005 12:21 PM

Hi Army NCO Guy. I found a station in Syracuse called WTKW "TK99" that plays DR Demento. I don't know when though. The list I found says midnight Sunday, but it may be technically 12am Monday morning? Anyone know? If you can catch it you should hear my song in the first segment before commercials.

http://www.classicrock.com is their website.

Sorry for the Spam Chris. :)

Posted by: UFO phil at January 30, 2005 03:49 AM

Maybe not a sound search, but I discovered that if you type the song lyrics that you remember in quotes followed by the word "lyrics," you'll probably find what you're looking for. Of course, if doo da dee dee do da is all you've got, then it may be necessary.

Posted by: Alex D. at February 4, 2005 06:40 PM

I'm talking about when you just have a melody stuck in your head. With lyrics, it's easy.

Posted by: CD at February 4, 2005 07:56 PM
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