A song with ambient background sounds at some point?

For example, chatter in a pub, or maybe sounds from a natural setting with birds and the like.

If you'd be so kind as to add the time where it starts in  your example please.

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  • 2 months ago
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    'M62 Song' by Doves. You can hear the M62 Motorway(North West England) at the beginning of the song.(a bit obvious. I know)

    'Spring Heeled Jim' by Morrissey. There is constant running sample in the background from the 50's film 'We are the Lambeth Boys' a documentary about the Lads & Girls who hang around a London youth club and the snippets I can make out are hilarious especially the last one that you can hear crystal clear at the end.

    Mentioning 'Doves' and answering a Q you had removed Best Album of 2020.

    'The Universal Want' by Doves stand out tracks 'Broken Eyes' & 'Prisoners'

    I've seemed to have a listened to it almost everyday for 3 months now it is that good.

  • Greg
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Splish Splash by Bobby Darin (has bubbling sounds at beginning and end of song)

  • Kurt
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    "Follow Me Home"- Dire Straits (the sound of waves at beginning of song)

    "Snake Eyes"- Alan Parsons Project (voices in a casino, beginning and middle of song)

    "Eternal Caravan Of Reincarnation"- Santana (the sound of crickets at beginning)

    "ME 262"- Blue Oyster Cult (bombs dropping and air raid siren at 2.23, another siren at songs end).

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  • vtd288
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    "Riders on the Storm" - The Doors (features the sounds of rain and thunder throughout)


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    "Sheep" - Pink Floyd (features the sound of birds and sheep at the beginning and end)


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  • dman63
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    “Country Honk” from the Rolling Stones has sounds of traffic in the background.

    “Love Is The Drug” from Roxy Music with the car starting and driving away.

    “War Pigs” from Black Sabbath with the air raid sirens at the start.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Billy Joel's Allentown has whistle from a steam train to start the song

    Sting's Russians has a ticking clock simulating a time bomb

    Pink Floyd's Another Brick in the Wall Pt II has noises of children playing and a teacher yelling

    Kate Bush's Hello Earth has background voice of ground control talking to an astronaut

    Steve Miller Band's Living in the USA has sounds from a car racing event.

  • 2 months ago

    Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath; Church bells, at the beginning.

    Minnie Riperton - Lovin' You ; Birdsong, at the beginning.

    Pink Floyd - One Of These Days; Wind sounds, at the beginning.

    The Duals - Stick Shift; Vehicle engine starting & driving.

    I'll add more if I think of any..

  • 2 months ago

    Well Hope both this Question and My Answer gets to stay Livin'. Throughout. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nig0TuvuBkI

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    We need to get this category going again.

  • 2 months ago

    Hey Livin',

    Nice to see you around these parts :-)

    Doctor Blind - Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton (yes... the singer of Metric). In the music video, you can hear footsteps and people's voices muffled in the background, which I think add to the sad vibes of the song. The footsteps start around 0:26, and the people's voices around 1:18 - 1:26 (they're very quiet).


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    Dog Years by Maggie Rogers. Website at the bottom is where I got these comments from Maggie herself. "There's some spoons and some jars for a main rhythmic sample, there's a lot of birds, there's a woodpecker," Maggie tells Genius. "I hide a lot of them in the production."


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    Alaska by Maggie Rogers. "There's a talking sample that comes with a drum that's from a marketplace in Morocco, there's the pat on the jeans, which is the main rhythmic loop, there's a snap, and there's a mourning dove; it's not a synth, it's a mourning dove."


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