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lbb44

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The Most Mysterious Song
« on: August 04, 2020, 02:39:57 AM »
Has anyone here heard of 'the most mysterious song on the internet?' It's a song that was recorded on a German radio station between 1982 and 1984 that no one knows who wrote it or what the title is. For over a decade there have been many efforts to identify it but none have been able to yet.

Here's the song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPGf4liO-KQ

Here are three videos detailing the origins of the song and its search efforts:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90JvgNQicp0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-55pGtFL_o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1DP0lsY-0E

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Re: The Most Mysterious Song
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2020, 09:53:47 AM »
Moved here.
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Re: The Most Mysterious Song
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2020, 04:22:43 PM »
I'm guessing it's either French or British. But the vocal style is so typical of European music of this genre and era, it could be from anywhere.

Another genre that might describe this song is something called coldwave or darkwave, or they could at least reveal a lot of possible artists.

There's also a YouTube channel called "Janitor of Lunacy". This user posts a lot of vinyl and cassette music that is nowhere to be found on Discogs or otherwise. It reminds me of something that might be on there.

Rutracker.org is another great resource. They have a huge variety of music and even hours of mixtapes posted by various users from all over the world.

Some of the conjecture out there is just silly. It's only a matter of listening through hundreds of sources until leads are found. If one artist sounds similar, search their name and download all of their collections or entire record labels--that could open the door to even more artists and labels. It's also important to search all possible years because there could be re-issues or compilations out there, or the track may be older than expected.

Chances are that myself and others have flicked past this song before without knowing its history...

Porn Library

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Re: The Most Mysterious Song
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2020, 02:38:57 PM »
Never even heard about this and was interesting watching the history. But I have to admit, after hearing it, I have to say I don't understand why people are going ape over it. It's not that good in my opinion (and I was a huge fan of early 80's New Wave in that time too, and still love it). But hey, to each their own!

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Re: The Most Mysterious Song
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2020, 04:35:47 PM »
Nothing to do with the particular song we're discussing, but the subject reminded me of this: https://youtu.be/WzG_CCGyU58   ;D ;D

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Re: The Most Mysterious Song
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2020, 03:31:54 AM »
Nothing to do with the particular song we're discussing, but the subject reminded me of this: https://youtu.be/WzG_CCGyU58   ;D ;D


That was great!!  ;D ;D ;D Never heard that in my life, but obviously "Mitch" is a collector of rare music and shed some humor on what we all go through here.

lbb44

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Re: The Most Mysterious Song
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2020, 07:16:00 AM »
But I have to admit, after hearing it, I have to say I don't understand why people are going ape over it. It's not that good in my opinion (and I was a huge fan of early 80's New Wave in that time too, and still love it). But hey, to each their own!

I'd like to think it's simply just the mystery of it all. I know that a part of the allure of Library Music for me is the mysterious element. It's fun to have to track stuff down and do a bit of sleuthing for music in an age where it's all usually so readily available.