Friday, December 14, 2007

Please ID This Song

Okay, here's the song fragment I warned you about. Please help me identify the song and artist.

The Night, The Night!

Thanks for any help.


UPDATE:

DGuzman nailed it!

I had misheard the lyrics, just as D did when she was younger.

Thank you so much for your help!

If anyone has a song fragment they want identified, there's a fair chance one of the musical geniuses hearing it will be able to help you.

And now...

Patti Smith - Because The Night

12 comments:

Kevin said...

I'm going to guess Cheap Trick, Dream the Night Away, and a poor recall:

It's 5 o'clock, I think I'll find my way downtown
I try to turn my mind off, but I don't know how

Let me dream the night, dream the night away
Don't make me dream the night, dream the night away

How can I help but hate the way I feel?
Make sense of memories that won't make them real?

Whoa!

Dream the night, dream the night away
Dream the night, dream the night away

Regards,

Tengrain

Splotchy said...

Thanks a lot for taking a stab at this, Tengrain.

I should have mentioned that the singer was female (though Robin Zander *is* certainly capable of hitting the high notes).

dguzman said...

You know, Splotch, I think you just MIGHT be thinking of "Because the night" by Patty Smith (or Natalie Merchant's version)--I had always thought the words were "the night, the night" when I was a kid and my big sis Raquel (her real name) played it OVER AND OVER. And the melody you sang sounded like that too.

Maybe?

Splotchy said...

Hot damn, d!

That's it!!!

dguzman said...

YAY!!! I'm so glad I could help.

Grant Miller said...

Thurston Moore said the B-side to that Patti Smith song is his favorite song ever.

Just thought you should know. I have no idea the title of the song he mentioned, however.

Splotchy said...

grant, cool! According to Wikipedia, it looks like the b-side was "God Speed".

You reminded me, I have been a-hankerin' to listen to Daydream Nation -- I'll haveta load it on my iPod for the long car ride on Sunday.

Just curious, did you catch SY at this past Pitchfork Festival? I was going to go, but ended up not making it.

Distributorcap said...

dg ---- should be on "name that tune"

Dale said...

Wow, I briefly thought of Because the Night but then thought no, it's not that. Dguzman heard something extra. Good sleuthing!

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

I love this song!

Splotchy said...

dr mvm, I thought you prolly would.

Kevin said...

And all this time I thought the night belonged to Michelob.

Shows you what I know.

Regards,

Tengrain