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Reference Question of the Week – 4/4/10

   April 10th, 2010

CastleI haven't done a good, old fashioned, "look it up on the internet" type reference question in awhile, so this was kind of fun. A patron asked,

What was the name of the song they played at the end of Castle this week?

I actually like Castle*, but hadn't seen the episode yet because I watch it online instead of on television. So, the first step was to get the name of the episode by looking up Castle on Hulu.com ("Wrapped up in Death" aired on 4/5).

Next we searched the internet for "Wrapped up in Death" castle song to see if anyone else was talking about this song. One of the results, heardontv.com, was exactly what we needed - it even described the scene when the song was played. According to that website, the song was "Love Is Endless" by Mozella.

The final step was to search for this song on YouTube just to make sure it was the right one. It was, so the patron was happy.

A video of the song is below, but I warn you: it's catchy, and will likely get stuck in your head. I noticed the patron was humming it when he left twenty minutes later.


*And it humors me to no end that my library actually shelves Richard Castle books.

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2 Responses to “Reference Question of the Week – 4/4/10”

  1. Deborah Fitchett Says:

    An alternative, if googling fails and the searcher can remember part of the tune and you’ve got a microphone, is http://www.midomi.com – sing/hum ten seconds of the tune and it’ll match it up against the tunes in its database. Helped me once track down the Turtles’ “Happy Together”, among other things.

  2. Jessica Says:

    While just about every song ends up on youtube at some point, another great site to check for this sort of thing is lala.com. I love lala just in general and have used it to upload my itunes library so that I can listen to my songs on any computer, but it has also linked me to songs that I couldn’t find on either youtube or the itunes store. And unlike the itunes store, you get to listen to the whole song once rather than just s 30 second clip.