dadadadadadadadadadada? shaking your umbrella? pour the milk?


You have to admit that that song has to be the one song that will NOT stop playing in your head. That song is going to continue to play in your head for the rest of your life.

Now, imagine, for a second, that you have just gotten in to your friend’s car, and that song is playing. But neither of you know what song it is. You both know you’ve heard it a zillion times before. And lets say your car’s RDS thingie isn’t telling you what song’s playing. And now, a few hours later, you have to know. You just have to know, and you have to know now. Your sister, who is a walking songs + lyrics database is n/a. Googling/Live Searching/Yahooing “dadadadadadada” doesn’t help. In fact, you just feel ridiculous typing “dadadadadada” into the search box, but you do it anyway. Because you are desperate. But you get nothing. Searching for the few words from the song that you do remember, like, “shaking your umbrella”, and “pour the milk” doesn’t help either.

What would you have done to find out what song was playing? I think I have an idea I need to discuss with Steve over at Techquila Shots.

Anyhow, this is what I did to find out what song was playing : I looked at my phone to find out the approximate time that I called my friend, because that is when the song started playing. I then went to that station’s website, http://energy927fm.com, and used their amazingly disturbing search functionality to search for that song. Wow – could they make that site more difficult to use?

And, this chat log describes how I felt after I’d found the song. I decided to torture my friend a little longer by not telling him :

chat

Now playing in my head : (duh) Tom’s Diner, Suzanne Vega

ai

PS: I was at Powerset today – maybe I should ping Barney and team to see what Powerset would have come back with? 😉

Comments (10)

  1. I know that feeling!  FYI… to help with your song tracking needs in the future, always hit http://www.yes.com.  They track songs on almost all American stations these days.  Many stations use yes.com’s service to display their playlist on their own sites.

    If you know the call letters of your station, you should be good to go.

    -Peter

  2. Su says:

    Duh. You should have just called me.

    Check out this post : The title of my post was from the same song

    Dumb you

    http://sulicious.blogspot.com/2007/07/there-woman-on-outside-looking-inside.html

  3. ai says:

    Hey Peter,

    Yes.com is pretty sweet! I can see that site evolving in to a brilliant web 2.0 site though 🙂

    thanks man!

    ai

  4. ai says:

    Su,

    YOU dumb you. 😛

    ai

  5. I got an email today. It went in to my Junk folder : I went in to my Junk folder to see who it was from

  6. just passing by says:

    Its simple bro. Just type in entire sentence of the lyrics. For example, if you typed in "its always nice to see you says the man behind the counter", you would have found the song. But then again, on hindsight everything is 20/20. I usually type in entire sentences and more often than not, I find what Im looking for.

  7. Oh no, it’s happening again . I heard this song in the gym a few weeks back. Then I heard in my car.

  8. Oh no, it's happening again . I heard this song in the gym a few weeks back. Then I heard in my car

  9. I have a problem. Songs magically make their way in to my head, and often stay there. Sometimes, I can’t

  10. Audio says:

    You have to admit that that song has to be the one song that will NOT stop playing in your head. That song is going to continue to play in your head for the rest of your life. Now , imagine, for a second, that you have just gotten in to your friend’s