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Your Excellency
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(08-02-2011, 12:42 PM)
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For example:

The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lyu1KKwC74

Plan B - The Recluse: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5TxI...tailpage#t=39s

Vampire Weekend - M79: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IgT9UruWe8


Anyone have anymore? I'm looking more for pop/rock with violins in the background rather than just pure violin songs...
Solo
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(08-02-2011, 12:42 PM)
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Wasn't Yellowcard's entire schtick having a violin?
ascii42
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(08-02-2011, 12:43 PM)
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Um, well, the first that comes to mind is Toxic, by Britney Spears.
Your Excellency
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(08-02-2011, 12:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by ascii42

Um, well, the first that comes to mind is Toxic, by Britney Spears.

I love that song! Thanks for the reminder.
teruterubozu
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(08-02-2011, 12:45 PM)
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Doesn't every Coldplay song have violins?
ThoseDeafMutes
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(08-02-2011, 12:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Your Excellency

For example:

The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lyu1KKwC74

Plan B - The Recluse: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5TxI...tailpage#t=39s

Vampire Weekend - M79: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IgT9UruWe8


Anyone have anymore? I'm looking more for pop/rock with violins in the background rather than just pure violin songs...

Not really sure if I would call those "pop songs", but ok.

Blackout and Exogenesis Symphony by Muse.

Maybe a bit too slow/downbeat based on your three picks, though.
Spokker
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(08-02-2011, 12:48 PM)
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How about a whole goddamn orchestra? You get 16-32 violins.

The Walrus Song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nnpil_pRUiw
Your Excellency
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(08-02-2011, 12:50 PM)
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I said 'pop' rather than 'rock' because pop is more inclusive of genres. Whereas if I said rock in the title and then put up a video of ANYTHING people would be like 'dat shit aint rock thats just indie/rap/pop etc' and the thread would fall into disarray.
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Tahiti 80 - 1000 Times
Tahiti 80 - Big Day

Tahiti 80 > Phoenix
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Yoshiya
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(08-02-2011, 12:53 PM)
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Sia - Breathe Me
Bjork - Bachelorette
Moloko - The Time Is Now
Robyn - Indestructible

I'll think of some more. (updated x3)

My favourite sad strings would have to be Portishead's Roads and Massive Attack's Live With Me.
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Count Dookkake
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(08-02-2011, 12:54 PM)
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November Rain - GnR

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SbUC-UaAxE&ob=av3e
faridmon
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(08-02-2011, 12:55 PM)
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BIGMAMA - Secret
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(08-02-2011, 12:56 PM)
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I want to say 'Common People' by Pulp has some violins in but I can't remember for sure. Certainly some of the tracks on 'Different Class' do.
ShineALight
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(08-02-2011, 12:57 PM)
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This one is a little different but the violin is pretty prominent: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtpSidPN3jQ

Pretty much any Andrew Bird would be worth checking out as well.
BrLvgThrChmstry
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(08-02-2011, 12:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by Solo

Wasn't Yellowcard's entire schtick having a violin?

Yeah, played by Sean Mackin. I still enjoy Yellowcard's Lights & Sounds album...
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(08-02-2011, 12:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by BrLvgThrChmstry

Yeah, played by Sean Mackin. I still enjoy Yellowcard's Lights & Sounds album...

Your name is an abbreviation of Better Living Through Chemistry, yes?
teruterubozu
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(08-02-2011, 01:00 PM)
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Kate Bush - Cloudbusting
GCX
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The Beatles - Eleanor Rigby
Xavien
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Electric Light Orchestra - Mr Blue Sky

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98P-gu_vMRc

Technically Rock, but is sorta Pop. Additionally any pop-classical crossover song rocks.
teruterubozu
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(08-02-2011, 01:08 PM)
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Englishman in New York - Sting

Man, I could go on and on.
no angel
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(08-02-2011, 01:10 PM)
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Ian Brown, F.E.A.R, if you can ignore his singing.
Hixx
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMazI2ROJXM

Masterplan has violins in. Shame that video has awful sound quality.
GCX
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(08-02-2011, 01:11 PM)
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Honestly this was the first thing that came to my mind after reading the title:

Alexander Rybak - Fairytale
teruterubozu
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(08-02-2011, 01:12 PM)
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Every good COUNTRY song has shit-kickin' fiddlin'.
Yoshiya
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(08-02-2011, 01:14 PM)
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I somehow managed to forget the eternally amazing Unfinished Sympathy. That would have to be one of my favourite songs.
Ourobolus
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(08-02-2011, 01:20 PM)
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Fitzcarraldo by The Frames
Though I guess I wouldn't really classify it as "pop."
Mr. Serious Business
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(08-02-2011, 01:23 PM)
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Oasis - Whatever
Londa
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(08-02-2011, 01:33 PM)
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any type of song/music with violins turns out great. Thats why I took up the violin when I was younger.
adelante
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(08-02-2011, 01:37 PM)
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Regina Spektor - Us

Lighthouse Family - Lost In Space

Robbie Williams - No Regrets
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iamblades
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Originally Posted by Messypandas

Toxic - Britney Spears

If you must, with real violin and actual musical talent:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBoRc...eature=related
Tence
(08-02-2011, 01:49 PM)
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Vanessa Mae - Toccata and Fugue
Well the violin is not in the background... but it's still kind of pop-ish.
adelante
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(08-02-2011, 01:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by iamblades

If you must, with real violin and actual musical talent:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBoRc...eature=related

Holy shit that was AWESOME!
Your Excellency
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(08-02-2011, 01:55 PM)
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Annoyingly, the only songs I really love that have been posted up in this thread are ones I already know like Masterplan, Muse stuff, and the Massive Attack one. Andrew Bird was pretty good though.
orion434
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(08-02-2011, 01:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by Your Excellency

For example:

The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lyu1KKwC74

I thought of this song before even opening the thread.
Messypandas
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(08-02-2011, 02:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by rayner

I thought of this song before even opening the thread.

I know, its such a shame the stones fucked over Ashcroft and the gang. such a tune
Culebra 64
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(08-02-2011, 02:07 PM)
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Sometime Around Midnight--Airborn Toxic Event

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYPoMjR6-Ao
navanman
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(08-02-2011, 02:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by rayner

I thought of this song before even opening the thread.

That's because it's one of the best songs ever written. Pity they never made a penny from it.
AusQB
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(08-02-2011, 02:14 PM)
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Great, now I have a song stuck in my head and I don't remember the title or artist, or any lyrics.
Trigunner
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(08-02-2011, 02:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Count Dookkake

November Rain - GnR

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SbUC-UaAxE&ob=av3e

Yeah, first song I thought of.
DonMigs85
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(08-02-2011, 02:27 PM)
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No Corrs mentioned yet? Meesa shocked
vaelic
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(08-02-2011, 02:28 PM)
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i dont think pop songs and great should be in the same sentence...
storafötter
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(08-02-2011, 02:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by vaelic

i dont think pop songs and great should be in the same sentence...

Pop is a diverse open genre, you should educate yourself more on music than use such ignorant statements.

Originally Posted by ShineALight

This one is a little different but the violin is pretty prominent: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtpSidPN3jQ

Pretty much any Andrew Bird would be worth checking out as well.

Good examples, I love the opening of Young Bride. I could also say this is true for many songs that has a flute opening "Kingfish Pies" by the same band.
Everyone should check out Andrew Morgan.
http://www.myspace.com/morganandrew
A very underrated artist with a chamber pop style with a lot of violin uses.

Dirty Projectors - Two Doves has some nice violin complimenting the song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wmmy9...eature=related
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Culebra 64
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(08-02-2011, 02:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by vaelic

i dont think pop songs and great should be in the same sentence...


This video proves that you thought wrong.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXhy7ZsiR50
Coen
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(08-02-2011, 02:32 PM)
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Manic Street Preachers - Design for Life

On of my favourite 90s tracks. Great lyrics too.
Tence
(08-02-2011, 02:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by storafötter

Pop is a diverse open genre, you should educate yourself more on music than use such ignorant statements.

He's probably in the 'Pop SUCKS!' phase everybody reaches when they get hair on their nuts. It will pass.
Truant
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(08-02-2011, 02:34 PM)
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A little more rockin:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JZAhpigTr4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-oh8VdRAUk
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(08-02-2011, 02:35 PM)
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A personal favorite, this, though the violins are only used as chorus accents.

Future Funk Squad - Kissing Air

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWjZMmp4-Ew
milanbaros
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(08-02-2011, 02:38 PM)
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Oasis - Whatever has some I think

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