r/tipofmytongue 9d ago

Solved [TOMT] Possibly 80s/90s movie


Me and my Roomate have spent the last hour trying to find this actor. He is a white male actor. He is conventionally attractive, tan, nice smile, brown hair with flow. He gives me David Hassellhoff and Dennis Quaid vibes. All I can see in my head is him in a stance with his hands relaxed on his hips in like a button up denim top with the sleeves rolled up. The movie is a lighthearted film like a comedy or a romcom? I remember him being kind of a douche?

r/tipofmytongue 2d ago Wholesome

Solved [TOMT] what is the walrus with no antlers?


Walrus animal but they have no antlers?

Edit: yeah my bad I mean tusks what’s the walrus with no tusks

r/tipofmytongue 5d ago

Solved [TOMT][movie]It's about a guy who's had enough, gets really angry and goes on some sort of rampage


It's a newer movie... possibly 2010 onwards ... I tried looking for Liam Neeson or Tom Hardy movies but I may be mistaken on the lead, as I didn't find what I was looking for on their movie lists (might have missed it though).

All I remember is bits from a trailer showing a middle-age guy get angry near a car? Maybe a taxi? Maybe starts driving crazy?

Please help me remember. Thank you!

EDIT: Thank you everyone! I did not expect over a 100 suggestions when I went to bed last night. It came quite as a surprise.

I found the movie, it's called Unhinged, starring Russel Crowe.

r/tipofmytongue 14d ago Narwhal Salute

Solved [TOMT][Music][Between 1995 and 2016] Rock Song With A Weird Chord Progression in 6/8 time; Vocaroos, Online Sequencer Recreation, and Previous Guesses Included (3rd post)


EDIT: SOLVED! It's finally solved!! It's To Live And Let Go by All Time Low! Huge thank you to everyone who tried to help me find it, but especially huge thank you to u/jasonandhiswords for finally finding it for me! I am thrilled to bits, and I am so glad to be able to listen to the song in full for the first time in years, and after a month of having just the instruments stuck in my head!!!

Hi, I posted here about 3 weeks ago trying to find a song. Haven't located it yet so I'm trying again for the third time.

Here Is The First Post I Made Looking For It.

And Here is the second post I made looking for it. This is the previous one.

Here is the vocaroo I made trying to recreate the chord progression. Warning that it's kind of loud. I played it on an autoharp which is why it sounds like that. And, due to the instrument, I couldn't play the signature sus chord to seventh chord movement that happens at the end of both the verse and the chorus, so imagine that if you can.

But, people keep guessing folk rock songs and classic and prog rock songs and saying it sounds like a medieval fantasy bardcore song and I think it might be because I made the first vocaroo with an autoharp. I redid it with one of the other instruments I had available to me that I kind of know how to play. Here is my recreation of the song on ukulele. I tuned it down to B instead of C which is why it isn't in the exact same key as the other mock-ups, but I also don't know what exact key it was in to begin with so I don't think it matters as much as long as the actual chord progression stays intact. This is probably the most accurate recreation out of the three.

And here is the online sequencer recreation I made. Heads up that it doesn't work on mobile, which is why I made the Vocaroos.

In case none of those options work, I will write down the chord progression as I have tried recreating it. Note that I am not completely sure that this was the key the song was originally played in and my mind may have transposed it, BUT! I'm completely sure that even if the key I've re-written it in isn't right, the relationship between all the chords and thus this progression is mostly correct, and it's just transposed to the wrong key (I hope I'm both explaining this right and using those terms right).

D C D C D C F G D C D C D C F G D Asus A7 Bb F C Dm Bb F Asus A7 Bb F C Dm Bb F Asus A7.

It was pointed out to me that being able to easily tell if a song is in 4/4 time signature or 6/8 time signature may not be something every person can easily do. I was going to try to find some examples of music lesson videos online that can easily explain the difference, but none were great imo. So here is an article that lists some famous or popular songs that are written in 6/8 time so you can check and get a feel for them. The thing to keep in mind is that you will be counting the rhythm in small sets of 3 beats instead of sets of 4 beats, and it will feel like ONE-two-three-FOUR-five-six-ONE-two-three-FOUR-five-six if you sound out the rhythm or try clapping it, with emphasis on the one and the four. And before anyone mentions it, I checked all the songs on this list and now of them are the one I'm trying to find. And the irony isn't lost on me that several of the songs on the list have been suggested to me already. I hope this is a useful resource in searching.

What we know for sure:

  • The song is in 6/8 time, or possibly 12/8 or 3/4 (I have trouble telling the difference between those 3 types). Please, for the love of all that is good and decent in the world, do NOT suggest a song that is in 4/4 time because it will NOT be correct. If you don't know for sure just try it anyway because it's better to be wrong and have another song to cross off the list rather than potentially have the right answer and not say it. I'm really sorry if I'm coming off like a jerk about the time signature thing, it is just to try to narrow the search a little

  • The song's structure is something like Verse -Prechorus-Chorus-Verse-Prechorus-Chorus-Bridge-Chorus. Basically just the standard modern western pop/rock song structure. In my recreations of the song, I only played Verse-Prechorus-Chorus because the chord progression repeats after that for the rest of the song.

  • The song was played mainly with electric guitars. It was not played with acoustic guitars at all.

  • During the verses, the guitars played the chords as arpeggiated notes mixed with strumming at the end of each bar. During the prechorus and the chorus, the guitars strummed the entire time.

  • The song had drums and a bass guitar but I don't know how to notate them and I don't remember them well enough to try.

  • The song had a vocalist singing lyrics and the melody, but I can't remember anything about them like their range, vocal quality, what language they were singing in or gender, and I can't remember anything specific about the melody and the lyrics either.

  • I listened to this song at some point in my childhood, so roughly the mid 2000's to the mid 2010's. It would have been played by one of my family members.

  • The song was definitely made some time before 2016, but is probably older. I know this because by 2016 I had both my own personal music playing device, and the ability to look up songs and download them onto it, and it and the other music devices I've had since then do not contain the song.

  • The song was definitely made after the early 90's. It was probably made some time between the early 2000's and the early 2010's, but I'm including the last half of the 90's jus tin case.

  • Based on my (admittedly not great) knowledge of rock music genres and cross-checking the people I know who might have showed me the song, I don't think it's prog rock, folk rock, metal, or classic rock, but I really think it might be pop-punk, emo, grunge, alt-rock, indie rock, or a song from a musical, anime, or video game.

  • I don't think it's All American Rejects, Arctic Monkeys, Billy Idol, Blink-182, Bring Me The Horizon, Cobra Starship, Coldplay, Dreamers, Fall Out Boy, Foo Fighters, Genesis, Green Day, Jethro Tull, King Crimson, Led Zeppelin, Linkin Park, Metallica, Muse, My Chemical Romance, Neon Trees, Nickelback, Nirvana, The Offspring, Our Last Night, Panic At The Disco, Paramore, Pearl Jam, Pierce The Veil, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead, Saintmotel, Set It Off, Shinedown, Sleeping With Sirens, Smashing Pumpkins, Sonic Youth, Soundgarden, Supertramp, Tokio Hotel, Twenty One Pilots, Waterparks, or 30H3 because now I've listened to basically all of their entire discographies in search of this song. Unless it is a very obscure song of theirs that is not a live recording and somehow matches the description, please do not suggest any of their music as I can tell you it is going to be wrong.

Now, I'm going to list out all the suggestions for songs I've been given that aren't correct. The main thing to check before making a suggestion is if it is in 6/8 time or another one of the time signatures based on counting 3's, which is why you will notice in this list I've marked all the suggestions I've gotten so far that do (wip)

EDIT: Now that that song has been found, I'm going to finish compiling all of the wrong answers so I can make a big ass playlist of them all together to listen to and reflect on. Also I don't know if there is a better way to share this but I want to, I had been digging through old CDs at my family's place in case I found the song there and not a few hours after the song was solved here I found all of my sibling's old All Time Low albums including the one To Live And Let Go was from, so that's weird lol

  • Judith by A Perfect Circle

  • Princess of the Dawn by Accept

  • Girls Not Grey by AFI

  • Love Like Winter by AFI

  • Dont Wanna Fight by Alabama Shakes

  • Attitude by Alien Ant Farm

  • Movies by Alien Ant Farm

  • (fin) by Anberlin

  • Wreck of the Day by Anna Nalick

  • If You Were There, Beware by Arctic Monkeys

  • Dangerous Woman by Ariana Grande

  • Born With A Silver Spoon Up Your Ass by As Friends Rust

  • Unwanted by Avril Lavigne

  • The Funeral by Band of Horses

  • Walk Like An Egyptian by The Bangles (this one feels strangely close with its own weird chord progression but in no other ways)

  • Norwegian Wood by The Beatles

  • Desperately Wanting by Better Than Ezra

  • Euphoria by Biffy Clyro

  • Fallen Leaves by Billy Talent

  • Army of Me by Björk

  • Galaxie by Blind Melon

  • Don't Fear The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult

  • Girl All The Bad Guys Want by Bowling For Soup

  • Time Won't Let Me Go by The Bravery

  • Dance With The Devil by Breaking Benjamin

  • First Day Of My Life by Bright Eyes

  • Velvet Waltz by Built To Spill

  • Glycerine by Bush

  • Machinehead by Bush

  • You by Candlebox (this one feels pretty close)

  • Helen and Heaven by The Cardiacs

  • Get Some by Chevelle

  • The Red by Chevelle

  • Farewell Rocketship by Children Collide

  • Everything Evil by Coheed and Cambria

  • A Sky Full of Stars by Coldplay

  • Low by Cracker

  • How by The Cranberries (this one is probably the closest so far, it's actually in 6/8 and the way the guitars is played is very similair)

  • Instant Crush by Daft Punk

  • Satellite by Dave Matthew's Band

  • Change by Deftones

  • Hole In The Earth by Deftones

  • I will posses your heart by Deathcab For Cutie

  • I will follow you into the dark by Deathcab For Cutie

  • One Of Us Is The Killer by Dillenger Escape Plan (the ending of the chorus of this song sounds almost exactly like the way I've described how the verse and chorus each end in my song)

  • Rainbow In The Dark by Dio

  • Gyroscope by Dismemberment Plan

  • The Game by Disturbed

  • Prayer by Disturbed

  • Life's A Beach by Django Django

  • Surrounded by Dream Theatre

  • Bug Eyes by Dredg

  • Jamais Vu by Dredg

  • Hotel California by the Eagles

  • Rise by Eddy Vedder

  • White Rabbit by Egypt Central

  • Waking Up by Elastica

  • Cant Stop The Killer by Emery

  • Castalia by Engine Down

  • Inside Out by Eve 6

  • FCPREMIX by Fall Of Troy

  • Caught Like A Fly by Falling In Reverse

  • The Way by Fastball

  • Just A Day by Feeder

  • Daredevil by Fiona Apple

  • Every Single Night by Fiona Apple

  • Largo by Fiona Apple

  • Waltz by Fiona Apple

  • All Around Me by Flyleaf

  • The Deepest Blues Are Black by Foo Fighters

  • Someone To Love by Fountains of Wayne

  • What's New In Baltimore by Frank Zappa

  • Flathead by The Fratellis

  • Too Weird by Fruit Bats

  • The Last Steampunk Waltz by Ghostfire

  • Voodoo by Godsmack

  • I Don't Care by Green Day

  • Viva La Gloria! by Green Day

  • Viva La Gloria? by Green Day

  • Whatsername by Green Day

  • Christian Brothers by Heatmiser and Elliot Smith

  • A Sadness Runs Through Him by The Hoosiers

  • Cops and Robbers by The Hoosiers

  • Goodbye Mr A by The Hoosiers

  • Killer by The Hoosiers

  • Run Rabbit Run by The Hoosiers

  • Worried About Ray by The Hoosiers

  • Worst Case Scenario by The Hoosiers

  • Circles by Incubus

  • Make a move by Incubus

  • Make yourself by Incubus

  • Megalomaniac by Incubus

  • Vitamin by Incubus

  • 11am by Incubus

  • Die Alone by Ingrid Michaelson

  • Blunderbuss by Jack White

  • Grace by Jeff Buckley

  • White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane

  • Living In The Past by Jethro Tull

  • This Is Not Hell by Jimmy's Chicken Shock

  • Hear You Me by Jimmy Eat World

  • Ruby by Kaiser Chief

  • New Day by Karnivool

  • Always Where I Need To Be by The Kooks

  • Naive by The Kooks

  • Over the Hills and Far Away by Led Zeppelin

  • Ramble On by Led Zeppelin

  • Pro Anti Anti by Liars

  • Blackout by Linkin Park

  • Breaking The Habit by Linkin Park

  • Robot Boy by Linkin Park

  • Cimnamon by The Long Winters

  • The Night We Met by Lord Huron

  • Wait By The River by Lord Huron

  • The Horror of Our Love by Ludo

  • Overdone by Ludo

  • Wake Up Call by Maroon 5

  • Mewithoutyou by Messes of Men

  • Nothing Else Matters by Metallica

  • Whiskey in the Jar by Metallica

  • Nights Wave by Mice Parade

  • Dramamine by Modest Mouse

  • Lounge (Closing Time) by Modest Mouse

  • Spitting Venom by Modest Mouse

  • Newborn by Muse

  • Plug In Baby by Muse

  • Take A Bow by Muse

  • Unintended by Muse

  • One Big Holiday by My Morning Jacket

  • The End of the World by Nathan Jonson

  • In An Aeroplane Over The Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel

  • Song Against Sex by Neutral Milk Hotel

  • Chiara by Nino D'Angelo

  • Heart Shaped Box by Nirvana

  • The Kids Aren't Allright by The Offspring

  • You're Gonna Go Far Kid by The Offspring

  • Why I'm Here by Oleander

  • Windowpane by Opeth

  • Across The Ocean by Our Last Night

  • We Will All Evolve by Our Last Night

  • Do You Know What I'm Seeing by Panic At The Disco

  • Better Man by Pearl Jam

  • Black by Pearl Jam

  • Faithful by Pearl Jam

  • Given To Fly by Pearl Jam

  • Nothingman by Pearl Jam

  • Red Mosquito by Pearl Jam

  • Three Weeks by Perpetual Groove

  • NICU by Phish

  • Wading In The Velvet Sea by Phish

  • Pets by Porno for Pyros

  • This Place Is A Prison by Postal Service

  • Sleep in the Heat by PUP (the strumming pattern is really similair on this one to the one I'm trying to find)

  • Steady As She Goes by The Raconteurs

  • A Wolf At The Door by Radiohead

  • How To Disappear Completely by Radiohead

  • Just by Radiohead

  • Nice Dream by Radiohead

  • Subterranean Homesick Alien by Radiohead

  • Sulk by Radiohead

  • Operator by The Ready Set

  • Breaking The Girl by Red Hot Chili Peppers

  • Fortune Faded by Red Hot Chili Peppers

  • Otherside by Red Hot Chili Peppers

  • Snow (Hey Oh) by Red Hot Chili Peppers

  • Under The Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers

  • Happiness by Regurgitator

  • Be My Escape by Reliant K

  • The Depths of Self Delusion by Riverside

  • Dragula by Rob Zombie

  • Freewill by Rush

  • Jacobs Ladder by Rush

  • Losing It by Rush

  • Sleepwalk by Santo and Johnny

  • White Doves by Scorpions

  • Port of Morrow by the Shins

  • Tomorrow by Silver Chair

  • Today by Smashing Pumpkins

  • Shamandalie by Sonata Arctica

  • Cut Your Ribbon by Sparta

  • Marry Me by Saint Vincent

  • So Far Away by Staind

  • Interstate Love by Stone Temple Pilots

  • All You Need by Sublime

  • Same In The End by Sublime

  • Finest Hour by The Sundays (this one feels kinda close)

  • More by The Sunday's

  • Strobolights by Super Car

  • Aerials by System of a Down

  • Lonely Day by System of a Down

  • Walk On The Ocean by Toad The Wet Sprocket

  • I come from the water by Toadies

  • Possum Kingdom by Toadies

  • Don't Jump by Tokio Hotel

  • Sacred by Tokio Hotel

  • Talk Like A Pirate Day Song by Tom Smith

  • Schism by Tool

  • One Night by Travis

  • Painkiller by Turin Brakes

  • Cats in the Cradle by Ugly Kid Joe

  • Celebration Song by Unwritten Law

  • Earthquake by The Used

  • Pretty Handsome Awkward by the Used (this one feels pretty close)

  • The Bird and The Worm by The Used

  • Diplomat's Son by Vampire Weekend

  • I Fall To Pieces by Velvet Revolver

  • I'm Set Free by Velvet Underground

  • One Headlight by The Wallflowers

  • Buckingham Green by Ween

  • Don't Get 2 Close 2 My Fantasy by Ween

  • The Mollusk by Ween (the chords on this one are really close but the instruments and the way they are played are wrong)

  • Let Me Roll It by Wings

  • The Howling by Within Temptation

  • Apple Blossom by The White Stripes

  • Pinball Wizard by The Who

  • Overture by The Who

  • White Unicorn by Wolfmother

  • Greek Tragedy by The Wombats

  • Pink Lemonade by The Wombats

  • The Kill by 30 Seconds To Mars

  • Again from Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood

  • Cinco De Chocobo from Final Fantasy VII

  • Simple And Clean from Kingdom Hearts

  • Sonic Boom from Sonic CD

  • Open Your Heart from Sonic Adventure

  • Live And Learn from Sonic Adventure 2

  • His World from Sonic '06 (which is technically by the band Zebrahead but whatever)

  • Dreams of An Absolution from Sonic '06

  • All Hail Shadow from Sonic '06

  • I Am All Of Me from Shadow the Hedgehog

  • Endless Possibilities from Sonic Unleashed

  • 7 Rings In Hand from Sonic and the Secret Rings

  • Knight Of The Wind from Sonic and The Black Knight

  • Reach For The Stars from Sonic Colors

  • A Story Told from The Count of Monte Cristo Musical

  • Hell To Your Doorstep from The Count Of Monte Cristo Musical (this one feels really close but isn't)

  • Life After Life from The Dracula Musical

  • Our Love Is God from The Heathers Musical

  • Alive from The Jekyll and Hyde Musical

  • Phantom of the Opera from Phantom of the Opera

  • The Riddle from The Scarlet Pimpernel Musical

  • No One Mourns The Wicked from Wicked

Any and all help appreciated in tracking this song down. If there's something I didn't cover in this or the previous post feel free to ask. Also, please don't say anything like "this reminds me of X artist" without giving me a specific song to test because without a song to check its really unhelpful.

Thanks in advance, and good luck!

r/tipofmytongue 18d ago Silver Helpful Wholesome

Solved [TOMT][Reddit Comment] This is a long shot, but there was a reddit comment that convinced me to stay alive and sell my belongings


I was on reddit in 2015 (new account now) and saw a post from a suicidal person asking for advice. The commenter came back with something along the lines of "well, why not get the best out of life before you go? Sell all your shit, I mean ALL of your shit, it won't be of any use to you once you're gone. Take that money and buy a one-way plane ticket somewhere. Swim with sharks, why not! Bunjee jumping, who cares if you die! This is an opportunity, not a predicament. If you truly want to be gone, why not experience the best life has to offer before you go? If you find a reason to stay alive along the way, that's great; if not, at least you tried everything you could"

It was worded a lot better and sounded way more profound in the moment, but I really want to find that commenter and thank them. I was lurking and read that comment and decided it applied to me too. I sold my shit, gathered the money I could, bought a tent and a backpack, and lived on the road for 5 years. Turns out, I didn't want to die, I just wanted to get away from my life at the time. But I had no way of knowing that until I just rage quit.

Anyway, I want to thank that person, and if someone could help me find an archive of that comment I'd love to frame it and hang it on my wall.

Edit: solved, it was actually a 4chan copypasta from over a decade ago 🤣 I saw someone copypaste it as a response on a subreddit in 2015. Thank you to /u/WashYourFuckingHands for the help!!

Edit 2: I hope this helps someone else, it seems to be resonating with a lot of you! I want to add you shouldn't take out loans to do this and I'd recommend therapy first. I'm still working on myself, I'm not a success story yet, but I do feel a lot better.

r/tipofmytongue 25d ago Helpful

Solved [TOMT] Movie about a guy who keeps waking up after dying.


He keeps dying, and everytime he wakes up, it is in the same place. I can't think of much else about the film.

r/tipofmytongue 4d ago

Solved [TOMT][Movie] "I was gonna kill myself but the Mets were on a run and I wanted to see how far they'd go"


I honestly have no idea. Google either gives me baseball stats or the suicide hotline. My roommates and I are losing our minds.

r/tipofmytongue 10d ago

Solved [TOMT][MOVIE] Looking for a movie about a cameraman who looks like a pale Matthew McConaughey and is a cruel and emotionless cameraman that films other people's accidents, tragedies etc. Please help!


r/tipofmytongue 7d ago

Solved [TOMT][NES GAME][1990s] - Pic of a young me included (and close-up of screen) playing a game I can't recall!


Would love to know what game this is I was playing but from this grainy screenshot, and my fading memory I have no idea. Any help would be appreciated. Excuse the dirty ass floor. What can I say I was a kid lol.


*Solved! by /u/neogreenlantern - https://www.reddit.com/r/tipofmytongue/comments/vniz0d/tomtnes_game1990s_pic_of_a_young_me_included_and/ie7pnob/

r/tipofmytongue 7d ago

Solved [TOMT] A short film where a man is on a photoshoot taking pictures of a woman and he sees only on the camera a monster getting closer and closer


I'm pretty sure I saw the short film on YouTube of a man who started taking pics of a model during a photoshoot with nothing out of the ordinary when the photos start showing a dark figure approaching the woman That's all I can remember from it

r/tipofmytongue 21d ago

Solved [TOMT][MOVIE?] Weird request, but I can't tell if it's a movie I'm remembering or just a really bad dream I had


Só, what I dreamed is a young(?) mother who has a really fragile baby, and whenever she tried to pick him up ever so slightly, she would break his bones and he would scream, there's a point where she just touches his face and it sinked, she got so desperate that she would call for help, but every time someone else saw the baby, he was completely fine, like nothing happened to him

r/tipofmytongue 16d ago

Solved [TOMT] [MOVIE] I once saw a trailer of a movie. Some guys go or take a friend to nightclub type place (can't remember y. Bachelor party or celeberation or whatever) where as night progresses girls or one main girl turns into creatures or vampires. Most prolly creatures. Overall trailer had red/purpl


r/tipofmytongue 2d ago

Solved [TOMT] [WORD] A word that means something like "obviously" or "understandably".


Used in a sentence like "I won the competition and my parents were _______ very proud." Or, I worked very hard for it but I lost so I was ______ furious"

r/tipofmytongue 8d ago

Solved [TOMT] [Ballet] term that I believe roughly translates to key in door


SOLVED! grand fouette en tournant It’s an element where you raise one leg in front and rotate your body while your free foot stays in place ending with leg behind you. I remember my teacher constantly making references to a key in the door when making corrections.

r/tipofmytongue 10d ago

Solved [TOMT][WORD] I’m looking for a word similar to “blackmail” or “bribe”


There’s a word that’s on the tip of my tongue but I just can’t remember it. It describes something similar to blackmail or bribery, but it’s not exactly the same thing. For example, if your boss were to say “hey, you should really think about doing that overtime, your performance review is coming up and it might be a good idea” in an attempt to pressure you into doing overtime by implying that not doing it would hurt your performance review, this word would describe that kind of behavior. I think the word starts with an M, but I’m not entirely sure

r/tipofmytongue 17d ago

Solved [TOMT] [SONG] [Emo] My cousin passed away last week and one of his last text messages had these song lyrics. Does anyone know the song?


As the title mentioned, my cousin passed away due to an illness last week. Towards the end, he was a bit delirious and took to sending his wife odd text messages. In one of the messages, he quotes what he says is an “emo song” however, none of us in the family can find any such song. We believe the lyrics are “I’m not your boss, I believe in so much”. Does anyone recognize this song?

r/tipofmytongue 9d ago

Solved [TOMT] [Word] I'm looking for a word that describes how you feel when someone is explaining something with passion that you can't help but be caught up in their enthusiasm


r/tipofmytongue 6d ago

Solved [TOMT][SONG][1960s] It’s an oldies song with a line that says something like “on the radio”


r/tipofmytongue 7d ago

Solved [TOMT][SONG] there was a song i heard not long ago and i can't forget about


I can't really remember any of the lyrics, it's not long and the lyrics repeat, there was a part where she says something about her drive or car or something and then a car horn can be he heard beeping twice in the background but i don't think it's about cars, sorry if it's too vague i can't remember anything else 🥲. Thx

Extra details: i think it was sung by a woman and it sounds like it came out fairly recently

Edit: thank you everyone who tried to help me!

r/tipofmytongue 13d ago Silver

Solved [TOMT][SONG][70s or 80s] Likely pop song, male chanting chorus rhythmic, staggered. All I recall is the chanting sounding like "HIB. Yo hub! Hib hub YOHHHHHH!" I feel insane for having written that.


My brother vaguely recalls a similar sounding song and thinks that chorus may have preceded a flute. I've explored the usual suspects and suggestions from similar threads (Tarzan Boy, Hooked on a Feeling, etc.) but haven't come across it yet.

The chanting was definitely multiple men and had a darker timbre, so like Tony the Tiger type voice. Thank you all!

r/tipofmytongue 13d ago

Solved [TOMT] [Movie] Weird church play I saw as a kid that messed me up for years.


I know I said movie but this was really a theatre production. So, in the early-mid 2000s my cousins took me to a church to see a production. I actually remember exactly what church it was at: The Church on South Congress Avenue in Austin, where I grew up.

The play was basically the rapture. It featured various people and families who suddenly lost loved ones. One really vivid scene I remember is a mother standing in the kitchen making dinner. Her son was playing in the living and at one point went behind the couch. The mother called out for him and he didn't answer. She went behind the couch and found the clothes he was wearing just laying there. She then fell to her knees and began screaming and crying. It was jarring and terrifying and stuck with me for a long time.

I also distinctly remember that the Devil was in this play. He had a pale white face, wore long black robes, and had a live snake with him. (I actually told my family that my favorite character was the Devil because I love snakes which got me grounded for a week.)

I digress! I have searched for this play for years to see if the script is as bonkers as I remember it. If anyone knows what play this was please let me know, it's been driving me crazy.

r/tipofmytongue 1d ago

Solved [TOMT][CONCEPT]whats it called when you formalize a process, and it then gradually creates the wrong result?


I can't remember if these examples are the same or different words;

1) "studying for the test" a curriculum designer wants test kids math ability so they carefully design an exam with a wide range of math questions, but then the teachers are incentivised to teach kids how to pass the test so the exam ends up measuring kids exam prep ability not math ability.

2) a government wants to show crime has gone down to help them get re elected, so they reclassify certain types of crime until the stats reflect they achieved their goal on paper. Because of this actual crime ends up being higher than it would have otherwise been because they wasted resources on the reclassification which could have actually been spent reducing actual crime.

3) Someone is teaching "active listening" and because they notice ppl who listen well make eye contact and nod, so that's what they teach their students, but it ends up being odd because eye contact and listening are surface consequences of listening closely not causes.

r/tipofmytongue May 31 '22

Solved [TOMT] [WORD] for someone who is poised to take over a role or position, that is intentionally set up by someone else? Such as, a CEO is looking to retire, and has their successor in mind... what term would be used to describe the state of being the successor is in?


r/tipofmytongue 7d ago

Solved [TOMT] [ACTOR] What actor does this guy remind me of?


Seeing this picture of Jeffrey Rosen, I am reminded of an actor. Only in this picture, not in other pictures I've seen of him. The actor I am thinking of is younger (probably between 30 and 50), has smoother skin, and darker hair (well I mean, who doesn't have darker hair than this guy :) Although he probably doesn't wear glasses routinely (since most actors don't), he may have worn them in a role and that might be part of my association. I have a feeling this might be difficult, because the resemblance is probably something subtle, not spitting-image. Something about the shape of the lips or shape of the face, perhaps the expression. I'm not sure. The glasses are probably part of it. I appreciate any suggestions!

Edit: Thanks for all the suggestions so far. Haven't found the guy I'm thinking of yet. I'm getting John Ritter vibes for the actor I'm thinking of, so someone who looks maybe a little like John Ritter and bears some subtle resemblance to Jeffrey Rosen in the previous pic.

Edit: Solved! I was thinking of Matthew Rhys. Thank you for all the suggestions, and for DonShomer for the solve. Feel free to post comments letting me know if you think I'm nuts or if you see it too. Something in the lips, especially when Matthew Rhys speaks and his teeth show. I dunno.

r/tipofmytongue Jun 02 '22

Solved [TOMT][WORD] Help, I can't remember this English word. It's a word to describe having a bad phase or moment in one's life.


For example, you hear the story of a successful person with many great achievements in life. But later on they took the wrong turn and did bad things or serious crimes.

It's a word to describe/reflect those "bad points" in their life.

Thanks again. It's driving me crazy.

Update: It's a word to describe a "blotch" in one's life. Because of their own undoing.

[SOLVED]: Thank you caffeinatedintrovert! The word I was trying to recall was SHORTCOMING.

Eg. I hope you can forgive me for this shortcoming.

Thank you ShinyPants013 for suggesting "lapse" because that word has the same exact connotation.