Music

The KRUA music department is in many ways the gatekeepers here. This is to say, that the music department decides who will and who will not be allowed on our airwaves. We receive hundreds of albums a year and it would be awesome to say that all of those albums are great and they make it into rotation, but that just isn’t so. The truth is, we only play a small fraction of the albums we receive. We give our listeners the best of the best. We go through the hassle of screening for good music so you don’t have to.

Heard an amazing new song on the air?

With all of this great music playing over our airwaves it would come as no shock if you found yourself dying to know the song that just played; and we can help! Just jump on over to the song retrieval section, and we’ll help you out as soon as we can.

Just include the time and/or date in your message as well as any lyrics you might remember and they will search it out for you as soon as possible.

 

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  • Joshua
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    Top five bands that Anchorage needs a live dose of:
    -Kurt Vile and the Violators
    -GGGAMESSS
    -Wilco
    -Midlake
    -J. Mascis

    1. Josh Bezona
      Reply

      Thanks for your input! We’ll look into it 🙂

  • Joel
    Reply

    Songs played between 12:15 am and 12:30 am on July 7 2015

    1. KRUA Music Manager
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      Hi Joel,
      Here’s a list of songs that played from 12:15-12:30AM on July 7th

      Never Better – Filligar
      Find Yourself – Jacco Gardner
      Run Baby Run – Toro y Moi
      Josie – Bellehouse
      I Don’t Want to Fight Anymore – Alabama Shakes

      Don’t hesitate to ask if you hear more songs that you like!

      1. Joel

        Thank you so much. I love your station…

        I heard another on July 13th between 5:37 – 5:40. It had a beautiful outro…

      2. KRUA Music Manager

        Thank you for the kind words, Joel. It really means a lot to us. I believe you are looking for either:

        “Love is Stranger” by Nick Diamonds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWGr5cRfwRc

        or

        “Rich” by Cosmo Sheldrake https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25ngvtk1k7w

        Thanks for all the love!

      3. Joel

        Thank you very much for the quick reply. The variety in your station’s music is why i keep dialing in.

    2. Whitney
      Reply

      Who is running the show right now? Brilliant,good sir.

  • Karena Sandvik
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    WOOHOO!! Found it! “Game Time” by Pause. It’s even better than I remember! You guys rule!

    1. Web Coordinator
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      Yaaaay! So glad you found it! We’ve all taken a long weekend off, but will be back on Monday to handle any other song questions you might have. Thanks for listening so faithfully!

  • Danny
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    Hi, what was the song that just played at 1:37ish, it was a jazzy funky piece with a female vocalist. thanks!

    1. KRUA Music Manager
      Reply

      Hi Danny, sorry we didn’t get to your comment earlier but we can’t look back that far in our archive. If you hear it again, please don’t hesitate to ask again!

  • Jesica
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    What was the song that JUST played at 5:05-5:07ish? Male voice, acoustic guitar, lyrics like “the world keeps ticking like a time bomb…” HELP ME!!!

    1. KRUA Music Manager
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      Hi Jesica, the song that you are looking for is called Time Bomb by Harrison B. The version that’s on the air is one that he recorded live at KRUA! Here’s a link to a different performance by Harrison B on vimeo

      1. Jesica

        What’s a girl gotta do to get a copy of the one recorded at your studio? 😀

      2. Web Coordinator

        Bring us cookies and a live unicorn?

  • lorenzo
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    Can’t remember much. Mostly remember winter, spring, summer, fall, some of us something something others stand tall

    1. Marketing Coordinator
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      We did some digging and think you might’ve been looking for James Taylor’s You’ve Got A Friend.
      Here’s a version of it on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEkIou3WFnM

  • Karena Sandvik
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    Good afternoon! Around 11:30 am / 12ish you were playing a hip hop song. Upbeat , the chorus was “game time” I think. You look good with the party on your dress. I’m not a fan of hip hop, but this song is awesome.

    1. KRUA Music Manager
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      Hi Karena,
      I believe it was “Game Time” by Pause, sorry for taking so long to get back to you!

  • angele
    Reply

    What songs were playing between (I think) 950 and 1000 am? Mostly looking for the one with the female.vocals, thanks.

  • Chey
    Reply

    I forgot to put from 545 pm-650pm. Thank you.

    1. Marketing Coordinator
      Reply

      Hi Chey! We’ve been trying to find them for you, but it looks like they’re too far back in our archive for us to see what was played. Sorry! Please let us know if you hear the song you wanted on the air again!

  • Chey
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    I was wondering what the set list was from 545-650. On today 5-25-15. Thank you so much!

  • Lily
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    Okay I’m wondering if you can help me out on a song played a little while after ten last night, it was really soft with male vocal harmonies, but I can barely remember any of the lyrics. I know it mentions willow at some point?

    1. Marketing Coordinator
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      Hi Lily,

      The songs that played from 10-10:15 on that night include: Myth – Beach House; One Life Stand – Hot Chip; 4 Minute Mile – Bell X1; and Don’t Drink The Water – Idiot Glee.
      All of those have fairly soft male vocals so it’s a tough call on my part but maybe you’ll recognize it if you check those out! Let me know.

      Thanks!
      Michael Stormo
      Production Assistant

  • Noah
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    Hey what was the song played at 810- 815 ish? A rap song, sounded like dmx

    1. Marketing Coordinator
      Reply

      I’ll list off a few songs that I can see played about that time, hopefully that will help you out!

      Street Band by Pause played at 8:07, Milk Duds by Lady Lamb the Beekeeper played at 8:11, and Victor by Prinze George played at 8:15

      I hope this helps you out! Thanks for listening!

      -J

  • James Bridges
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    I heard this song right around 9:25 pm on 3.18 and this seemed to be the hook…The world keep ticking like a time bomb, the world keep ticking for me…solid acoustic work as well. Also something along the lines of I’m not much of a fighter but…cigarette lighter…

    Not much to go on but I would appreciate any help!
    Thanks.

    1. Marketing Coordinator
      Reply

      Sorry, I’m looking back at our logs now and they don’t go back that far. If you hear it again, please message us again!

      -J

    2. Web Coordinator
      Reply

      Hi James, we did some more digging–could Jens Lekman’s Do You Remember The Riots? Here’s the YouTube link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGSvANEYsdg

  • Forest
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    Killer tracks playing today. Even the kids are rockin it!

  • Stacey Hayden
    Reply

    What was song by woman played around 4 pm today lyrics were I wanna know what love is hopefully it’s not you?

    1. Music Manager
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      Hi Stacey, the song you’re looking for is “What Love Is” By Lolawolf. Thanks for listening to KRUA!

  • Erik
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    Hi – what song played at about 8:02am today (10 Jan)? It had the lyric “Magic” over and over, and a chorus like “never give up on me”.

    Thanks! Erik

    PS – Please get an App for the station so I can interface better with my smartphone.

    1. Marketing Coordinator
      Reply

      I can’t look that far back, but that sounds like Mystery Skull’s “Magic”! We had them in rotation for a little while!

      Thank you for listening! And some talk about an app has been up in the air, so keep an ear open! 😉

      -J

  • Meghan
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    What was the song that just played at around 915? It was kind of a twangy lo fi song about a tightrope walker. Thanks for your help! Meghan

    1. Music Manager
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      Hi Meghan,

      The song you are looking for is actually Tight Rope Walker by Caroline Rose (:

      Thanks for listening to KRUA!

      -Wright Franklin
      KRUA Music Manager

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