Songs About Paris

Feb. 13, 2019
Blog
Column
Writer: Chris (swawilg)

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Parisian ThoroughfareClifford BrownNilpferd
2Midnight in ParisUnholy Modal RoundersJohn Hindle
3Paris sera toujours ParisZazGreatGrendel
4Swing de ParisDjango ReinhardtOliveButler
5Il est cinq heures, Paris s'éveilleJacques Dutroncflorian7
6Le printemps à ParisJacqueline TaiebShivSidecar
7Paris maiClaude Nougaro TatankaYotanka
8Paris BluesTerry CallierUncleben
9No Moon in ParisMarianne Faithfullphilipphilip99
10The Paris MatchThe Style Council with Tracy Thornmegadom
11A Place in ParisMatt Monrophilipphilip99
12A Free man in ParisJoni MitchellUncleben

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Under the Bridges of ParisEartha Kittdeanofromoz
2Coeur de ParisienneRufus Wainwrightmegadom
3Paris Mood TonightTony Joe Whitesonofwebcore
4Quai de JemappesLes Négresses VertesParaMhor
5QGuess Who I Saw in ParisBuffy Sainte MarieGreatGrendel
61er jour à ParisPetit Yodé et L'enfant SiroNicko
7Champs ElyséesJoe Dassinmegadom
8Azure TeNat King ColeOliveButler
9Arc de Triomphe Two StepBeausoleilIsabelleForshaw
10Lonely Night in ParisJulie Londonattwilightlarks
11Près de ParisPierre BensusanMakinavaja

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Songs About Banks and Banking

Feb. 6, 2019
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Column
Writer: Ravi Raman

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1The Money ShuffleRichard ThompsonSuzi
2The Wall Street Shuffle10CCseverin
3Where are the Barricades?Leon RosselsonTatankaYotanka
4Saving Up to Go BankruptMike Rimbaud megadom
5For the Love of MoneyTackheadShoegazer
6As Strong as SamsonProcul HarumShivSidecar
7Money's Too Tight (to Mention)Simply Redswawilg
8I Love Robbin' BanksJeffrey Frederick and the ClamtonesJohn Hindle
9Raining GravelTim Bluhm Skydog7
10Smash the Market PlaceScreaming Blue Messiahsblackshadow

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Fidelity Fiduciary BankDavid Tomlinson & Dick Van DykeUncleben
2Heavenly Bank AccountFrank Zappasonofwebcore
3Best Dreams Burnley Building SocietyGeorge Chandlerpejepeine
4MuleGov't MuleSkydog7
5Blood BankBon IverSongBarLandlord
6Shame on YouCaptain SKAflorian7
7RatsSubhumansuneasy listening
8Johnny 99Bruce Springsteenmegadom
9Colour LineAsian Dub FoundationIsabelleForshaw
10Use a Bank? I'd Rather DieMcCarthyvanwolf2
11Bonnie & ClydePapa LeviUncleben

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Songs About Music Venues

Jan. 30, 2019
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Column
Writer: pejepeine
At: Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Royal Garden BluesBix Beiderbecke & his New Orleans Lucky Sevenmagicman
2The Sultans of SwingDire StraitsUncleben
3LisdoonvarnaChristy Mooremegadom
4Barrowland BallroomAmy Macdonaldtincanman
5Cavern StompThe Big Threesonofwebcore
6Let's SubmergeX-Ray SpexTarquinSpodd
7BarbarellasThe PhotosOliveButler
8For FreeJoni MitchellSuzi
9Lullaby of BirdlandElla Fitzgeraldmegadom
10You Got MeThe Roots & Erykah BaduUntergunther
11FolibaSuper Rail Band of the Buffet Hotel de la Gare, BamakoDiscoMonster
12Memory of a Free FestivalDavid BowieShivSidecar

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1MontreuxHermeto PascoalBanazirGalbasi
2Cornmeal WaltzGuy Clarktincanman
3Maybe the People Would Be the Times or Between Clark and HilldaleLovephilipphilip99
4Club a Go-GoThe Animals9hairs9knots
5Ballroom BlitzThe Sweetmegadom
6Shit British TourPeter and the Test Tube BabiesCarpgate
7Open Your EyesPeter HammillTatankaYotanka
8White Man in Hamersmith PalaisThe ClashShoegazer
9Dust a Sound BoySuper BeagleNicko
10On Verra ÇaOrchestra BaobabNilpferd
11God Drinks at the SandoThe WhitlamsNicko

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Songs About Crisis

Jan. 23, 2019
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Column
Writer: ParaMhor

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Ball of ConfusionThe Temptationsbishbosh
2CeremonyNew OrderSkydog7
3ShowdownKenny Carterattwilightlarks
4My World Fell DownSagittariusShivSidecar
5Crisis of MineThe UndertonesUncleben
6Cracking UpNick Lowemegadom
7I've Been Waiting For Tomorrow (All of My Life)The TheNilpferd
8Europe is LostKate TempestShoegazer
9NeptuneThe PooziesSuzi
10CrisisAnohniseverin
11Wake Up EverybodyHarold Melvin & the Blue NotesDiscoMonster
12On the NickelTom Waitsswawilg
13Brain Damage/EclipsePink FloydSuzi
14Two MargarinesJohn ShuttleworthOliveButler

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1DigitalJoy DivisionDerek Bum
2Upside DownJesus and Mary ChainMussoliniHeadkick
3Crisis IdentityOxymoronCarpgate
4DownloadingNegativlandSweetHomeAlabama
5Heimdalsgate Like a Promethean CurseOf Montrealvastariner
6Life Is MeanThe Tiger LiliesOliveButler
7State of EmergencySweet Honey on the RockSeth Miller
8Think For a MinuteHousmartinsmegadom
9I Think It's Going to Rain TodayRandy NewmanSuzi
10Car CrashThe CandyskinsNoodsy
11Canvey IslandBritish Sea Powerhappyclapper
12Dinosaur SexEmmy the GreatShoegazer
13Things a Get From Bad to WorseThe EthiopiansJamesowen475

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Songs About Long Distance Relationships

Jan. 16, 2019
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Column
Writer: Paul Hayes (DiscoMonster)

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Jimmy MackMartha & the Vandellasattwilightlarks
2Bye Bye PrideThe Go-BetweensNilpferd
3My Johnny Was a ShoemakerSteeleye SpanSuzi
4Aloha 'OeAlfred ApakaTarquinSpodd
5DenyYasmine Hamdanuntergunther
6HusnaHitesh Sonik ft Piyush MishraRavi Raman
7Separated by MotorwaysThe Long Blondeshappyclapper
8Going PlacesKid Creole & the Coconutspejepeine
9(Don't Go Back to) RockvilleR.E.M.vanwolf2
10I Miss YouHarold Melvin & the Blue Notesmagicman
11DestinyZero 7 (ft Sia and Sophie Barker)Skydog7
12Flyweight LoveVienna TengJenny K.
13Miles AwayPoemssuntergunther
14When Love Breaks DownPrefab SproutShoegazer

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Long Distance LoveLittle FeatToffeeBoy
2Distant LoverMarvin GayeUncleben
3A Taste of HoneyAndy Bey & the Bey Sisterspejepeine
4Memphis, TennesseeChuck BerryShivSidecar
5Dolores & KimberleyAdvance BaseShoegazer
6Open ArmsElbowphilipphilip99
7We Could Send LettersAztec Cameramegadom
8Love LettersKetty LesterEnglishOutlaw
9Call Me (Come Back Home)Al Greenmagicman
10Your Side of the BedLittle Big TownLeaveitallbehind

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Songs About Fixing, Repairing & Solving

Jan. 9, 2019
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Column
Writer: Jocelyn Rose (treefrogdemon)

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1TrespassesPatti SmithUncleben
2No Pussy BluesGrindermanDiscoMonster
3The RoadBurning HellJohn Hindle
4The Talkin' Song Repair BluesAlan JacksonRavi Raman
5Duct Tape HeartBarenaked Ladiesphilipphilip99
6Even Steve McQueenRobb Johnson & the IrregularsTatankaYotanka
7Everybody's Slimmin'Slapp Happymegadom
8Your Arms Around MeJens Lekmanbarbryn
9Lily the PinkThe Scaffoldseverin
10No Rust on My SpadeOtis Gibbstincanman
11Sweet ArcadiaSaint Etiennemegadom
12Sons and DaughtersThe DecemberistsShoegazer

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1The Mending SongBagpuss and Friendspejepeine
2The BarrelMischief BrewEnglishOutlaw
3Heart-Fixing BusinessAlbert KingRavi Raman
4Trust Your MechanicThe Dead Kennedyshappyclapper
5The Umbrella ManFlanagan and Allenphilipphilip99
6Puncture RepairElbowLeaveitallbehind
7Let Me Fix My WeaveMissy Elliottbishbosh
8Bad ConnectionYazooParaMhor
9The Gas Man ComethFlanders and SwannSuzi
10Comes LoveJoni Mitchellseverin
11Get It FixedRosa Hendersonmagicman
12To Her DoorPaul KellyIsabelleForshaw
13Fixing a HoleThe Beatlesswawilg

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Songs That Sound Like Other Songs

Jan. 2, 2019
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Column
Writer: Olive Butler

A List

 TitleArtistNominated byOther SongOther Song Artist
1Surfin' USAThe Beach BoysParaMhorSweet Little SixteenChuck Berry
2I Feel FineThe BeatlesmagicmanWatch Your StepBobby Parker
3That's Not My NameThe Ting TingsMussoliniHeadkickMickeyToni Basil
4Release the KrakenThe DaysleepersBethnoirDon't Fear the ReaperBlue Oyster Cult
5The Pony SoldiersSam SpenceSweetHomeAlabamaHang 'em HighBooker T and the MGs
6The Clarietta RagKevin AyersmegadomBeing for the Benefit of Mr. KiteThe Beatles
7ResurrectionThe AerovonsShivSidecarAcross the UniverseThe Beatles
8Follow Me to HellCadaver ClubEnglishOutlawEarth AngelMarvin Berry & the Starlighters
9The SingerTeiturAlison DempsterO SupermanLaurie Anderson
10Wild Cats of KilkennyThe PoguesShivSidecarDr. Who ThemeBBC Radiphonic Workshop
11TalkColdplayFretlessBsserComputer LoveKraftwerk
12Forget About YouThe MotorsFretlessBsserGrandstand ThemeKieth Mansfield

B List

 TitleArtistNominated byOther SongOther Song Artist
1BlockbusterThe SweetbishboshThe Jean GenieDavid Bowie
2Don't Worry BabyThe Beach BoysmagicmanBe My BabyThe Ronettes
3My Sweet LordGeorge HarrisonattwilightlarksHe's So FineThe Chiffons
4WarningGreen Day9hairs9knotsPicture BookThe Kinks
5I Love the Sound of Breaking GlassNick LoweFretlessBasserSound & VisionDavid Bowie
6Are You Gonna Be My Girl?JetLeaveitallbehindLust for LifeIggy Pop
7Prince CharmingAdam & the Antsphilipphilip99War CanoeRolf Harris
8Rikki Don't Lose That NumberSteely DanswawilgSong for My FatherHorace Silver
9Lady MadonnaThe BeatlesShivSidecarBad Penny BluesHumphrey Lyttleton Band
10Will I Die, Miss? Will I Die?Avishai CohenAbahachiNuit Sur Les Champs-ElyséesMiles Davis
11AfraidNicoseverinCanon in D MajorPachelbal

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Songs About Platonic Love

Sept. 19, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: EnglishOutlaw
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Friend of OursElbowphilipphilip99
2The Perfect SpaceAvett BrothersSkydog7
3How Can I Tell Him?Jens Lekmanbarbryn
4When He Loved MeSarah McLachlanBanazirGalbasi
5That's One You Owe MeJohnny CashIsabelleForshaw
6Stevie's SongBob Evansdeanofromoz
7I See a DarknessBonnie "Prince" BillyParaMhor
8Sally's PigeonsCyndi Lauperphilipphilip99
9You Come ThroughPJ HarveyShivSidecar
10The Three of UsSmoke FairiesShivSidecar
11The VoyageCrash Test DummiesMarconius7
12My Best FriendWeezerIsabelleForshaw

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Terry's SongBruce Springsteentreefrogdemon
2I Love My Leather JacketThe ChillsShivSidecar
3You Are My SisterAntony and the Johnsonsseverin
4You've Got a Friend (live)Carole KingRavi Raman
5Never Mind the StrangersThe Saw DoctorsSuzi
6In Spite of OurselvesJohn Prine and Iris Dementtreefrogdemon
7Starting All Over AgainMel & TimSeth Miller
8You've Got a Friend in MeRandy Newmanphilipphilip99
9"'Til HimNathan Lane & Matthew Broderick (from The Producers)Ravi Raman
10You're My Best FriendQueenLeaveitallbehind
11Two Little BoysSplodgenessaboundsShoegazer
12I'll Be There for YouThe RembrandtsLeaveitallbehind

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Songs Influenced by Gospel

Dec. 12, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Ralph Brown (magicman)
At: Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Have Mercy BabyBilly Ward & the DominoesIsabelleForshaw
2Bed of Rose'sThe Statler BrothersRavi Raman
3I Got a WomanRay CharlesNicko
4I Thank YouSam & Davetincanman
5Holy GhostWynton Marsalisswawilg
6Border SongElton JohnNicko
7Until You Come Back to MeAretha Franklin9hairs9knots
8Roll Me Through the RushesChaka KhanOliveButler
9How Can You Mend a Broken HeartAl GreenParaMhor
10Go Now!The Moody BluesAltraEgo
11Turn On Your Love LightBobby "Blue" BlandAltraEgo
12And I Am Telling You I'm Not GoingJennifer Hollidaybishbosh
13Ultralight BeamKanye WestGreatGrendel

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1You've Got a Friend (live)Donny HathawayNicko
2Keep On PushingThe ImpressionsIsabelleForshaw
3Respect YourselfThe Staple Singersmegadom
4If You Don't Know Me By NowHarold Melvin & the Blue Notesamylee
5Some Kind of GameAgainst All Logic (Nicolas Jaar)untergunther
6Wednesday Night Prayer MeetingCharles MingusAbahachi
7You Turn Me OnLabelleAbahachi
8River Deep, Mountain HighIke & Tina TurnerParaMhor
9Higher and HigherJackie WilsonParaMhor
10Trouble, You Can't Fool MeRy Cooderswawilg
11Ain't Nothing Like the Real ThingMarvin Gaye & Tammi Terrellmegadom
12These Arms of MineOtis ReddingNicko
13You Send MeSam CookeParaMhor
14Cry BabyGarnet Mimms & the Enchantersattwilightlarks
15You Got the LoveThe Source & Candi Staton & Frankie KnucklesNicko
16Jimmy MackMartha Reeves & the VandellasIsabelleForshaw
17The River of DreamsBilly JoelSweetHomeAlabama
18If You Think You're Lonely NowBobby WomackIsabelleForshaw
19Mercy, Mercy, MercyCannonball AdderleyNilpferd
20I Feel the Earth MoveCarole KingShivSidecar
21Deeper WellEmmylou HarrisSuzi
22He Ain't Heavy, He's My BrotherThe HolliesRavi Raman
23Another DayJamie Lidellswawilg
24Coming HomeJohn Legendswawilg
25Man in the MirrorMichael JacksonSweetHomeAlabama
26Reach OutMidfield GeneralDiscoMonster
27Deeper Than the HollerRandy TravisRavi Raman
28Sweet & DandyToots & the MaytalsUncleben
29The Glow of LoveChangebishbosh
30I Am the Black Gold of the SunNuyorican Soul, Jocelyn BrownNicko

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Song With Misleading or Incongruous Titles

Dec. 5, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Olive Butler
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Matted SpamBadfingerAltraEgo
2Messin' With the MekonRobert PlantAbahachi
3Wraith Pinned to the Mist and Other GamesOf MontrealUncleben
420 Jazz Funk GreatsThrobbing GristleMussoliniHeadkick
5ManhattanScott Walkerattwilightlarks
6Do You Like Worms?The Beach BoysIsabelleForshaw
7Joe FrazierBurning Spearpejepeine
8A History of Sport FishingThree More ShallowsShoegazer
9Punk as FuckAmerican Analog SetToffeeBoy
10Ballad of Reverend War CharacterSilver JewsChris7572
11I Hold Your Hand in MineTom LehrerSuzi
12Richard Pryor Addresses a Tearful NationJoe Henryswawilg

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Paintball's Coming HomeHalf Man Half Biscuitseverin
2SuedeheadMorrisseyShivSidecar
3Margerine RockStereolabUncleben
4Bullet With Butterfly WingsSmashing PumpkinsIsabelleForshaw
5Pretzel LogicSteely DanUncleben
6Tapioca TundraThe MonkeesNicko
7Our Drummer Always Plays in the NudeWest Coast Pop Art Experimental BandUncleben
8Lions in My Own Garden (Exit Someone)Prefab SproutParaMhor
9Cabaret VoltaireJames BrownParaMhor
10Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth With Money in My HandPrimitive Radio Godsswawilg
11Third UncleBrian EnoShoegazer
12Psycho KillerEnglish DogsCarpgate

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