Songs About or Expressing Empathy

May 1, 2019
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Writer: Marco den Ouden (Marconius7)

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1I'll Stand By YouThe PretendersSweetHomeAlabama
2It Hurts Me TooElmore Jamesseverin
3I Could Never Take the Place of Your ManPrinceRavi Raman
4Morning of Our LivesJonathan Richman & the Modern Loversseverin
5Me and My ShadowFrank Sinatra & Sammy Davis JrTarquinSpodd
6JoyTalib Kweli ft Mos DefUncleben
7Sun of JeanLoyle CarnerUncleben
8Flying DreamsBarenaked Ladiesphilipphilip99
9S.A.D.Steve Ignorant's Slice of LifeCarpgate
10Knuckles the Dog (Who Helps People)Killdozervanwolf2
11Walk a Mile in My ShoesJoe Southtincanman
12He Ain't Heavy, He's My BrotherThe HollliesRavi Raman
13I Know Why the Caged Bird SingsBucksot Lefonque & Maya AngelouNilpferd

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1Kid PretendersParaMhor
2An Innocent ManBilly JoelSweetHomeAlabama
3EmpathyAlanis MorrisetteRavi Raman
4Killing Me Softly Bonnie Herman & the Singers UnlimitedNilpferd
5I'll Be Your MirrorPrimitivesseverin
6Man in BlackJohnny CashEnglishOutlaw
7This is to Mother YouSinead O'Connorbishbosh
8Lean On MeSealSeth Miller
9I Know What It's LikeAmanda Shirestincanman
10Ghafoor's BusYoung'unsSuzi
11PeriodEri Sasakiajostu
12Hello in ThereJohn PrineRavi Raman
13Reach Out, I'll Be ThereFour Topstincanman
14Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)Diana RossRavi Raman
15Time After TimeCyndi LauperSuzi
`16When the Boy's Happy (The Girl's Happy Too)four penniesTarquinSpodd
17Elephant Jason IsbellSkydog7
18Another Man's ShoesDrew HolcombSkydog7
19Fallen AngelFranki Valliattwilightlarks
20Being AliveDean Jones & Companyflorian7
21UmbrellaRihannaNoodsy
22Plane Crash in CRilo KileyTarquinSpodd
23I Melt With YouModern EnglishTarquinSpodd
24All My Favorite PeopleOver the Rhinetincanman
25Give a Man a HomeBen Harper & Blind BoysSeth Miller

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Songs About Four-legged Livestock

Apr. 17, 2019
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Writer: George Boyland (sonofwebcore)

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1Cow Cow BoogieElla Mae Morsephilipphilip99
2Wooly BullySam the Sham & the PharaohsIsabelleForshaw
3Pig ManAmon Duul IITatankaYotanka
4Llama in My Living RoomAronChupa & Little Sis Noraphilipphilip99
5Ha Le Se Le Li KhannaHugh MasekelaNilpferd
6Ali Baba's CamelThe Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah BandTraktor Albatrost
7My Lovely HorseThe Divine Comedyphilipphilip99
8Gan to the KyeThe Unthanksseverin
9BessieJane SiberryTatankaYotanka
10The Sheep SongThe Dresden Dollsphilipphilip99

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1Black Sheep of the FamilyQuatermassShivSidecar
2Cow SparklehorseNoodsy
3Misery GoatsPere UbuTatankaYotanka
4J. EdgarRy Cooderswawilg
5Milk Cow Calf's BluesRobert JohnsonRavi Raman
6Saddled the CowDr. JohnNicko
7The Banks of the NileFotheringaytreefrogdemon
8Milk Cow BluesPapa FreddieNicko
9HolotelaniNelcy SedibeNicko
10El Toro Y La LunaMikaelaMakinavaja

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Songs About Indirect Messages

Aug. 7, 2019
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Writer: Olive Butler

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1Western UnionElvis PresleyIsabelleForshaw
2Tell HerEd Townsend9hairs9knots
3SkywriterThe Jackson 5severin
4I Don't Want to Hear It AnymoreDusty Springfieldattwilightlarks
5Frank MillsThe Lemonheadsbarbryn
6Listen to What the Man SaidPaul McCartney & WingsSweetHome Alabama
7Sylvia's MotherDr. HookLeaveitallbehind
8No LoveJoan Armatradingseverin
9I Got the Same Old BluesJ.J. Cale9hairs9knots
10Just Say I Love HimNina SimoneIsabelleForshaw
11This Guy's in Love With YouHerb Albert & the Tijuana Brassflorian7
12And If You See HimDiana Rossmegadom

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1I Heard It Through the GrapevineThe Slitsseverin
2Semaphore SignalsWreckless EricShivSidecar
3Tell Laura I Love HerRicky ValenceSuzi
4Ouija Board, Ouija BoardMorrisseyTarquinSpodd
5Peggy Sue Got MarriedBuddy HollyIsabelleForshaw
6Please Take a Letter, Miss BrownThe Ink Spotstincanman
7A Message From the Man in the MoonJosephine BakerIsabelleForshaw
8Hello, This is JoanniePaul EvansMussoliniHeadkick
9Sand All YellowKevin Coynenosuchzone
10Memphis,TennesseeChuck BerryParaMhor
11Give My Love to RoseJohnny Cashmegadom
12The Most Beautiful GirlCharlie Richswawilg

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Songs About Puppets

July 31, 2019
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Writer: pejepeine

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1Puppet ManThe 5th DimensionNicko
2Els TitellesJoan Manuel SerratMakinavaja
3Punch and JudyXTCmegadom
4International RescueFuzzboxUncleben
5Poupee de Cire, Poupee de SonFrance GallTarquinSpodd
6Puppet on a StringSandie ShawLeaveitallbehind
7I'm Your PuppetJames and Bobby PurifyOliveButler
8PuppetTyler the CreatorDiscoMonster
9I'm Your PuppetGregory and the Hawkajostu
10You Happy Puppet10,000 Maniacstoffeeboy
11Puppet LifePunishment of Luxuryshoegazer
12A Loving HandKevin Coynenosuchzone
13The Puppet Has Cut His StringsElvis Costello & the Rootsmegadom

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me DownLCD SoundsystemUncleben
2Halfway Diown the StairsRobin the FrogSuzi
3I've Got No StringsPinocchioOliveButler
4The Lonely GoatherdVon Trapp Familyphilipphilip99
5Naughty ChildrenTorchy the Battery Boysonofwebcore
6Mean Green Mother From Outer SpaceLevi StubbsIsabelleForshaw
7Woomerang BoomerangfTingha and TuckaTarquinSpodd
8Let's Twist AgainPinky and PerkyOliveButler
9MistakeMister RogersBenazirBalgasi
10Nick Nack Paddy WhackSpit the Dog (and Bob)ParaMhor
11Character IntrosFingerbobsMussoliniHeadkick
12The Woodland AnimalsFor What It's WorthSuzi
13Furry Happy MonstersR.E.M. with Kate Person & Sesame Streetswawilg

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Songs from New York City

July 24, 2019
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Writer: Ralph Brown (magicman)

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1Take the A TrainDuke Ellingtonmegadom
2Green LinePrincess NokiaDiscoMonster
3SummertimeCharlie ParkerShoegazer
4II BSCharles MingusTempusfugit
5The HustlerWillie Colonpejepeine
6Latin StrutJoe BataanUncleben
7Don't Make Me OverDionne WarwickParaMhor
8Runaround SueDionParaMhor
9New York CityJohn LennonParaMhor
10Blank GenerationRichard Hell & the Voidoidsmegadom
11I Know You Got SoulEric B & RakimUncleben
12Theme From Taxi DriverBernard Herrmann9hairs9knots
13New York State of MindBilly Joel & Tony BennettOliveButler

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1Romeo Had JulietteLou ReedShoegazer
2Miles Runs the Voodoo DownMiles DavisNicko
3Planet RockAfrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic ForceMussoliniHeadkick
4PowerhouseRaymond Scottphilipphilip99
5Tenth Avenue Freezeout LiveBruce Springsteentreefrogdemon
6Always & ForeverPat Metheny & Toots Thielemansflorian7
7I Guess the Lord Must Be in New York CityHarry Nilssonswawilg
8Honeysuckle Rose (Carnegie Hall)Benny GoodmanRavi Raman
9The World is YoursNasmegadom
10I am the Black Gold of the SunNuyorican Soul ft Jocelyn BrownNicko
11BirdfingersLarry Coryellnosuchzone
12New YorkSt. Vincentmegadom

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Songs With Ambiguity

July 17, 2019
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Writer: Ralph Brown (magicman)

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1Don't Know What It MeansTedeschi Trucks BandSkydog7
2Pancho & LeftyTownes Van ZandtParaMhor
3Which Dreamed ItBoeing Duveen & the Beautiful SoupShivSidecar
4Livin' ThingElectric Light Orchestraflorian7
5TransformationNona Hendryxphilipphilip99
6Misty WaterThe KinksSuzi
7Al AlbaRosa LeonMakinavaja
8Me & Julio Down By the SchoolyardPaul SimonSweetHomeAlabama
9When I Was OtherwiseGazelle Twinajostu
10We Died in AugustDana & Karen Kletternosuchzone
11The Moonbeam SongHarry NilssonSeth Miller
12Zen ArcherTodd Rundgren9hairs9knots

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1I Don't KnowChris BellShivSidecar
2Faraway LookYolaDiscoMonster
3Big Electric CatAdrian Belew9hairs9knots
4Throw Back the Little OnesSteely DanRavi Raman
5The 15thWirevanwolf2
6RevolutionThe BeatlesMussoliniHeadkick
7PatientPeter HammillTatankaYotanka
8The BarrelAldous HardingSongBarLandlord
9Ring Dang DooSam the Sham & the PharaohsAltraEgo
10LotusR.E.M.SweetHomeAlabama
11I Don't Know Where I StandFairport ConventionShivSidecar
12Anywhere Out of the WorldDead Can Dancevanwolf2
13It Must Be a CamelFrank ZappaChris7572

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Songs About Parades

July 10, 2019
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Writer: ParaMhor

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1The Love ParadeThe Undertonessonofwebcore
2The Pageant of the BizarreZero 7OliveButler
3Parades Go ByThe Magnetic FieldsUncleben
4Meet De Boys on the BattlefrontBo Dollis & the Wild MagnoliasNicko
5Wheel Inside the WheelMary Gauthiertreefrogdemon
6I'll Take You ThereThe Staple Singerssonofwebcore
7Parade of ClownsMary Coughlanseverin
8Junko PartnerDr. John9hairs9knots
9ParadeKimya DawsonShoegazer
10The March of the WorkersDarren Haymanmegadom
11My Name is CarnivalJackson C. FrankShivSidecar
12Headlights on the ParadeBlue NileToffeeBoy
13SaetaMiles DavisMakinavaja

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1La ReinaReina RepublicanaMakinavaja
2Fanfare CiocarliTiganeascaNilpferd
3Street ParadeEarl KingNicko
4CaravanDuke EllingtonNicko
5We Shall Walk Through the Streets to the CityDejan's Olympia Brass Bandmagicman
6Go to the Mardi GrasProfessor Longhair9hairs9knots
7Doh Drop the TempoMighty SparrowNicko
8Thaikkudam BridgeUrumbuRavi Raman
9One Last ParadeGrand Drivehappyclapper
10Jack of All ParadesElvis Costelloswawilg
11Jackboot DemocratsLeon RosselsonTatankaYotanka
12Ramshackle Day ParadeJoe Strummer & the Mescalerossonofwebcore
13La Passerella d'AddioNina RotaSeth Miller

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Songs About Hitchhiking

July 3, 2019
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Writer: Leaveitallbehind

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1Every Day is a Winding RoadSheryl Crowswawilg
22-4-6-8 MotorwayTom Robinson BandParaMhor
3Highway BluesSavoy BrownRavi Raman
4Hitch a RideBostonRavi Raman
5Hitchin' a RideVanity Farephilipphilip99
6Hitch Hikin'Bruce SpringsteenSeth Miller
7Thumb a RideEarl Wright & his OrchestraBeltway Bandit
8When the Sun Goes Down TomorrowDolly Partonphilipphilip99
9The RideDavid Allan CoeSweetHomeAlabama
10West Texas HighwayLyle LovettBanzirBalgasi
11Modern Day Bonnie and ClydeTravis Tritttincanman
12Contributory NegligenceAttila the StockbrokerCarpgate

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1AmericaSimon & GarfunkelSeth Miller
2HitchhikerPearl JamBanazirGalbasi
3Rockaway BeachRamonesNicko
4Broke Down on the BrazosGov't Mule9hairs9knots
5Black Throated WindThe Grateful DeadChris7572
6Burma ShaveTom WaitsSeth MIller
7Icky ThumpThe White StripesIsabelleForshaw
8White ValiantThe Mutton BirdsNilpferd
95:01 AM (The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking)Roger Watersphilipphilip99
10Up Around the BendCreedence Clearwater RevivalIsabelleForshaw
11I'll Catch a RideRed City Radionosuchzone
12All I Wanna Do is Make Love to YouHeartSweetHomeAlabama
13Hitchhiking WomanBlack AceNicko

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Songs About Lost and Found

June 26, 2019
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Writer: Andrew Morrissey (Makinavaja)
At: The Guardian

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1Georgia LeeTom Waitssonofwebcore
2WalletRegina Spektorajostu
3Prodigal SonSteel Pulseseverin
4St. JulianJulian Copephilipphilip99
5I'm Looking for Someone to Find MeRichard Hawleyswawilg
6Paradis PerduChristine and the Queensmagicman
7Amour PerduPepé Kallé and Nybomamagicman
8Can't Find My MindThe CrampsIsabelleForshaw
9To Lose My LifeWhite LiesLeaveitallbehind
10I Lost You, But I Found Country MusicBallboyShoegazer

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Sieve-Fisted FindFugazihappyclapper
2Looking My LoveBarrington Levypejepeine
3Glastonbury SongThe WaterboysNoodsy
4My Dog Was Lost But Now He's FoundThe Fiery Furnaceshappyclapper
5Lost a Good GirlJohn Lee HookerSuzi
6Lost Art of MurderBabyshamblesOliveButler
7Lost Summer LoveLorraine Silverattwilightlarks
8Mali SajioKetama, Toumani Diabate, José SotoNicko
9Keep LookingSadenosuchzone
10All Around the WorldLisa Stanfield9hairsoknots

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Songs About Compromise

June 19, 2019
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Writer: Stephen Males (severin)

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1Unison Björksonofwebcore
2You Might SayBugge Wesseltoft (ft. Sidel Endresen)nosuchzone
3The PretenderJackson Brownetreefrogdemon
4People in the MiddleMichael Franti & SpearheadIsabelleForshaw
5CoyoteJoni MitchellRavi Raman
6Life's a Game of Give and TakeMarvin Gayeswawilg
7Halfway Up, Halfway DownDennis BrownNicko
8PyaasiSwarathma (ft. Shubha Mudgal)Ravi Raman
9Don't Wanna FightAlabama ShakesSeth Miller
10Ninety-Nine and a Half Won't DoCreedence Clearwater RevivalAltraEgo
11Baby Can I Hold You Tonight?Tracy ChapmanSuzi
12We Can Work It OutThe BeatlesSuzi

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Meet Me HalfwayLillie Bryant9hairs9knots
2Give and TakeThe Pioneersattwilightlarks
3Ninety-Nine and a Half Won't DoWilson PickettNicko
4Pony in the StableRichard ThompsonNicko
5He Did Me Wrong, But He Did Me RightHodges, James and SmithNicko
6Me Quedo ContigoRosaliapejepeine
7Pickin' SidesUnited BottlesEnglishOutlaw
8Love the One You're WithThe Isley BrothersTarquinSpodd
9Say You'll Be ThereBen L'Oncle Soulajostu
10Middle of the RoadPretendersswawilg
11It's All Right With MeFrank SinatraSuzi
12No Dark ThingsEcho and the BunnymenDiscoMonster

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