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Help identify song

I know this is a major shot in the dark.

I was in a Banana Republic store and heard a song that I loved the sound of. Unfortunately, I couldn't make out a single lyric. Helpful, I know. Here's what I do know:

- It was heavily electronic/dance oriented; lots of keyboards and a good beat.
- Sounded new (not '80s or '90s).
- Female singer(s).
- Had a bit of a Japanese sound to it.
- The main hook was highly reminiscent of the "wah-wah-wah-wah-wonder" part of Del Shannon's "Runaway".

My utmost respect to anyone who can point me in the right direction.
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Re: Help identify song

Young Blood by The Naked and Famous?
Old 11-04-13, 11:54 AM
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Young Blood by The Naked and Famous?
Nope. But I like that song too!

The one I'm looking for is more dance-oriented and "sweet" sounding. And no guitars (that I remember).
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Re: Help identify song

The Naked and Famous came to my mind first as well. My next guess was Icona Pop, but I don't recall anything reminiscent of "Runaway".

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The Naked and Famous came to my mind first as well. My next guess was Icona Pop, but I don't recall anything reminiscent of "Runaway".
Strike two, unfortunately. The song I heard was less abrasive than Icona Pop.
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Re: Help identify song

if its this i'm gonna laugh
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yx5kZNqKkmo
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if its this i'm gonna laugh
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yx5kZNqKkmo
Yeah, no.
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Maybe it was Chvrches?
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Policia and Phantogram (Black Out Days) also come to mind.
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Re: Help identify song

Originally Posted by Mr. Flix View Post
I know this is a major shot in the dark.

I was in a Banana Republic store and heard a song that I loved the sound of. Unfortunately, I couldn't make out a single lyric. Helpful, I know. Here's what I do know:

- It was heavily electronic/dance oriented; lots of keyboards and a good beat.
- Sounded new (not '80s or '90s).
- Female singer(s).
- Had a bit of a Japanese sound to it.
- The main hook was highly reminiscent of the "wah-wah-wah-wah-wonder" part of Del Shannon's "Runaway".

My utmost respect to anyone who can point me in the right direction.
Tossing out ideas based on new releases that may be hot in stores in the music they play.

High Road - Cults
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-jKfLXYQqw

The Mother We Share - Chvrches
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mTRvJ9fugM
Old 11-04-13, 02:38 PM
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I appreciate all the guesses, but none of them are it.

The original song is very bubblegum... not really the type of music I'd normally like. A lot of the guesses in this thread lean toward the dark/edgy/alternative side of things. The song I'm looking for is much more light and airy.
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Spice Girls?
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Spice Girls?
It was current.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGvHnDeS12o
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Nada.
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Re: Help identify song

Couple more guesses...

The Knife - Heartbeats
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxZ0mEYPYEc

Purity Ring - Lofticries

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Uzx7j7GR5I


Anything in this set of top 40 songs from the past week?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YAi3...wiAN86e8jAgtOw
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http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0EC3E9C95AF0BC31
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Re: Help identify song

I don't have any guesses or anything, but in my brief googling, I found out that there really are message boards for everything

http://www.allthelyrics.com/forum/st...sics-identify/
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Re: Help identify song

As a suggestion, I had trouble identifying a song for years. I poised the question here, but it was suggested I post a brief recording of me kind of humming or do-do-doing the beat (it was an 80s electronic song so you can understand how it'd be impossible to narrow it down).

Needless to say, I did it, and someone here came through. It was embarrassing but I unearthed an answer to a question I had been asking for 15 or so years.
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Re: Help identify song

Shine Down" by Ximena Sariñana

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Re: Help identify song

This isn't new (from around 2001) but could it be Faye Wong "Separate Ways (Almighty Mix)"?

Sorry I can't post a link - I'm a reader, not a poster - but you can search youtube and find the song.
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None of the above, I'm afraid, although Faye Wong's voice is the closest match.
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Lorde - Royals?

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Originally Posted by JCWBobC View Post
Nope... but I'd never heard of Lorde before and like what I'm hearing!

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