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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeApr 27th 2011 edited
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    So I have this bit of music stuck in my brain with no real lyrics to look up. It's vaguely tribal in natural, possibly African or Native American and I'm pretty sure it's used in the opening of some movie or TV show episode.

    It goes vaguely like this:

    commah heyya heyya hey-ya hey-ya, commah heyya heyya hey-yah hey-yah

    For a bonus, there's another bit of music I can't figure out either. I'm pretty sure it's 80s or 90s. It's a soft, very hazy, flowing melody, almost like the song itself is on weed. The only identifiable lyrics go something like:

    "Blluuuueeeee suuunnnriiise, yeeaaahhhh suuunnnnriiiiseee"

    The words aren't yelled or shouted, they're just really stretched out.
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    I'm pretty sure the first one is Life in a Northern Town by The Dream Academy (a top 10 radio hit during the mid-80's):

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      CommentAuthorPurple Wyrm
    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2011 edited
     (9810.3)
    Two really, really obvious possibilities spring to mind...

    Return to Innocence - Enigma

    Sunchyme - Dario G

    The first samples an indigenous Taiwanese drinking song and caused a major copyright dispute. The second samples Dream Academy.

    Also, "chyme" is the semi-digested contents of the stomach. Just thought I'd throw that in.

    Edit...

    Or as Oogliemooglie suggests it could simply just be Dream Academy...

    Life in a Northern Town - Dream Academy
    • CommentAuthorKradlum
    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2011 edited
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    This might be your sunrise song: Afterlife: Sunrise

    I can never get videos to embed.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2011
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    Nope, none of them so far. The first song doesn't have a European beat, it's much more of a Native American, African or maybe Middle Eastern. The "heyya heyya hey ya hey ya" sounds like a chant put to music.

    The second song has very sparse and somewhat repetitive lyrics. It's "Blue sunrise, Ooh sunrise" I recall that near the line there's a line that goes "Slowly we something something to the daylight" I think. My biggest problem is that I can't very well search based on tones and don't have the media to simply sing or hum what I'm going for. I get the feeling if you heard the tones, you guys would probably get it quickly.
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      CommentAuthorBrianMowrey
    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2011 edited
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    when then youtube yourself humming it I mean come let's use our tools here

    edit I must have had a scrolling problem you JUST mentioned not being able to do that

    SCROLLING PROBLEM

    also I misspelled well
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      CommentAuthorHayama
    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2011
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    Could the first one be something off Paul Simon's Graceland album?
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      CommentAuthoremonster
    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2011 edited
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    Sacred Spirit?
    My dad was way into them and all the knock-offs.
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      CommentAuthoremonster
    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2011
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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2011
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    Is it a Deep Forest song, perhaps?
    DEEP FOREST: SWEET LULLABY
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2011
     (9810.11)
    @ Hayama

    No, don't think so.

    @ emonster and Paul Sizer

    That's warmer but it's not quite there. The melody is a little higher and the beat faster. The voice chanting sounds masculine, as well. If this helps, I think it's been in the opening credits of some film or other. I have this sonic imagine of this playing while credits come up and scenes are established.

    Gah, this is frustrating. How does one describe music accurately enough to identify it without actually playing it for all to hear?
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      CommentAuthorSobreiro
    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2011
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    If you have an iPhone, you can download SOUNDHOUND and sort of sing the songs you need to identify, you don't need proper lyrics or anything, it works with humming or even whistling, then you wait some seconds and it suggests you possible matches. I've tried it and the fact it actually works seems almost magic to me haha http://www.soundhound.com/
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2011
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    Unfortunately, I have no I-phone (or, really, any kind of cell-phone).
    • CommentAuthorluminocity
    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2011
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    Just registered to suggest Everything is Everything (Jim Pepper), with Witchi Tai To
    Man I love that song.
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      CommentAuthorlgenius
    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2011
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    Movie Opening?
    • CommentAuthorbuhbuhcuh
    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2011
     (9810.16)
    Do you have access to a phone? At all? You can call my number, hum into the voicemail, and I can upload it as an MP3 for you. I'm in the US, so no idea if that would be too complex. My email is in my profile here, if you want to try that.

    @Igenius, I was thinking Lion King, as well XD
    • CommentAuthormbourne
    • CommentTimeMay 20th 2011
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    Hello,

    I'm pretty sure the track is Chaiyya Chaiyya by Sukhwinder Singh. Let it play for the first minute or so as the beginning doesn't feature on most soundtracks..."the Inside Man" for example.
    Let me know if it's the right one.
    • CommentAuthormbourne
    • CommentTimeMay 20th 2011
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_2gW3zwMMQ

    Link to it!
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeMay 20th 2011
     (9810.19)
    @ mbourne

    That's the one. Thanks for that. Now, if I can just get the other one.

    • CommentAuthorErisah
    • CommentTimeMay 21st 2011
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    @john jones: This is the best online tool ever for finding that song If your compy has a mike, you hum into it, and then midomi finds you the closest match it can.
    Note: is a little shite at classical music.