Right. What's this famous synth song?
For some reason this song came into my head today, I remember it from car journeys as a kid. So it can’t be cool, because my dad wasn’t.
I thought it might be vangelis, but it’s not in the top on spotify – and this is a famous song.
(Arpeggio) stab, stab, down down up down; down down…up up down down, up up down down…
Stab lower stab pause stab
Drum fill, then the same again to a beat
It’s really famous, you’ll all know it. Totally 80’s…
But how do I google that? I tried to shazam it but it didn’t recognise my singingPosted 5 years ago
wondering if you remember the context its in, like an advert or something?Posted 5 years ago
It’s been on the telly loads, probably on adverts. Think swishy vangelis type reverby synths with really 80’s Casio drum fills.
It was a massive song, and it’s doing me head in that I can’t think who did it!Posted 5 years ago
Did you try songtapper?
Not knowing the speed of the arpeggio or if ‘stab, stab’ is an allusion to a note or Dario Argento soundtrack – I’m left amused at this puzzler!
My best guess is Thomas Dolby (just cos I liked Thomas Dolby) – ‘Blinded Me With Science’ or ‘Hyperactive’?
*Edit -oh, ‘swishy’, no then 😉Posted 5 years ago
The closest I can think of in terms of style, is the john Williams deer hunter theme…that sort of sound but on big synthy synths. From the 80s.
I am aware how insane I soundPosted 5 years ago
La Serenissima? Rondo Veneziano the disco mix versionPosted 5 years ago
Something by John Michel Jarre?Posted 5 years ago
talking heads – once in a lifetimePosted 5 years ago
new order – blue monday
dire straits – money for nothing
No to Rondo…but similar era
I’ve tried s few JMJ songs,but can’t find one. I’ll record me singing it tomorrow and post it upPosted 5 years ago
Axel F Harold Faltermeyer beverly hills cop?Posted 5 years ago
new order – blue monday
That was my guess too!Posted 5 years ago
More of a classical thing than a pop song.
It’s doing my nut inPosted 5 years ago
Instrumental or with lyrics?Posted 5 years ago
Instrumental. Maybe it was from a film….
Synth sound was stringy.
I’ll draw it out like it’s on a sequencerPosted 5 years ago
Tubular bells?Posted 5 years ago
This gets used a lot: [video]http://youtu.be/XMbvcp480Y4[/video]Posted 5 years ago
Anything from Ennio Morricone? He mixed a lot of classical with synth sounds…Posted 5 years ago
Or Jan HammerPosted 5 years ago
Jump. Van Halen.Posted 5 years ago
stab, stab, down down up down; down down…up up down down, up up down down…
Infinite Lives – Mario.Posted 5 years ago
I just sang it in teh office…turns out it was
Enino Morricone, Chi Mai (from ‘life and times of David Lloyd George’)
So – points to nasher!
Can’t put a video up from here thanks to my works IT policyPosted 5 years ago
[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ez9jwY6kBLE[/video]Posted 5 years ago
I always thought the theme from ‘Brookside’ was by Vangelis.Posted 5 years ago
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