What song is this? Peter Gabriel or similar voice

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  1. shady_lane

    shady_lane Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    This is probably a long shot but... I heard a familiar song on the radio a few days ago. I was sure it was a Peter Gabriel song from the 80s but I can’t find it. So, possibly someone else who sounds a lot like Peter Gabriel? I don’t remember any lyrics, unfortunately. The musical hook, possibly at the opening and repeated throughout, on keyboard or xylophone goes: da. da. dada dada da (x2). Closer in vibe to “Games Without Frontiers” than, say “Sledgehammer”. Any suggestions?
     
  2. guerilla1977

    guerilla1977 Forum Resident

    Not a lot to go on!
    When you say "familiar", is it a radio staple? Would the average Joe know the song?
     
  3. vitorbastos123

    vitorbastos123 Forum Resident

  4. Steve G

    Steve G Forum Resident

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    Love My Way by Psychedelic Furs?
     
  5. Mal

    Mal Phorum Physicist

  6. guerilla1977

    guerilla1977 Forum Resident

    Wow- great guess! The verses definitely have that Gabriel growl-y voice
     
  7. Thievius

    Thievius This is my sweet custom title, yo

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    I was thinking maybe Fish era Marillion, but I can't think of anything that's similar to what you're describing.
     
  8. shady_lane

    shady_lane Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    It's not "Love My Way", but it's closer in sound to that than "Solsbury Hill".
     
  9. Mal

    Mal Phorum Physicist

    "Walk Through The Fire"

     
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  10. Khaki F

    Khaki F Forum Resident

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    Could still be The Furs...

     
  11. BadJack

    BadJack Forum Resident

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    Couldn't be "Images of Heaven" by Peter Godwin, could it?
     
  12. Eleventh Earl of Mar

    Eleventh Earl of Mar Somehow got them all this far.

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    The introduction to Incommunicado maybe? It's definitely a track with nothing to do with Games Without Frontiers.

    Pseudo Silk Kimono is like the only track I can think of if this was Marillion in terms of feel but it's too short.
     
  13. Eleventh Earl of Mar

    Eleventh Earl of Mar Somehow got them all this far.

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    I don't really think Roland Orzabal sounds much like Peter Gabriel though... this actually came to mind first but this is just too obvious.

     
  14. shady_lane

    shady_lane Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    The keyboard melody goes something like this: https://instaud.io/3KOb . Apologies, used a "virtual piano" to play that!
     
  15. shady_lane

    shady_lane Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Definitely not The Furs
     
  16. Dhreview16

    Dhreview16 Forum Resident

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    Can’t you track it back through the radio playlist ? Or recall the lyrics ?
     
  17. Glennza

    Glennza Londoner, lost in the back of beyond

    I'm pretty sure I know what it is. Just have to remember the name....or the artist :) Bear with....
     
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  18. Glennza

    Glennza Londoner, lost in the back of beyond

    Ta da!

     
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  19. Drifter

    Drifter AD survivor

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    Definitely gotta be it! But that's from this decade of course, not the 80s! That was the red herring. :D
     
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  20. Glennza

    Glennza Londoner, lost in the back of beyond

    Yep, 2011! Long way from the 80's.
     
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  21. shady_lane

    shady_lane Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Yes, that's it! Thank you... I never would've figured that out on my own. Wow, that is so not an 80s song! :o
     
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  22. Drifter

    Drifter AD survivor

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    Definitely doesn't scream new millennium though.
     
  23. Glennza

    Glennza Londoner, lost in the back of beyond

    It's a good song. Mind you; I hope Baa Baa Black Sheep is out of copyright!! :)
     
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  24. willy

    willy hooga hagga hooga

    Just a quick mention of Kimbra :love::love:
     
  25. moomaloo

    moomaloo All-round good egg

    Gotye has apparently retired as a music-based artist. That is a real shame because his albums are great (and he does have a very PG vibe...)
     

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