Songs Featuring Violin

Jan. 31, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Amy Lee (amylee aka RipThisJoint)
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistViolinistNominated by
1You Wear It WellRod StewartTricky Dick Powellmegadom
2Old EnoughThe RaconteursDirk PowellLeaveitallbehind
3Are You Glad to Be in America?James Blood UlmerCharles Burnhamnosuchzone
4Black Cat BoneKiller Blues BandPerry LeandroMarconius7
5No LookingThe RaincoatsVicky AspinallTarquinSpodd
6The Tide is HighThe Paragons"White Rum" RaymondAltraEgo
7Doctor of PhysickFairport ConventionDave Swarbrickjim
8White BirdIt's a Beautiful DayGary Posey aka David LaFlammeAltraEgo
9Hassan I SabbahHawkwindSimon HouseBethnoir
10Ciel d'AutomneLa Bottine SourianteMichel Bourdeleau & André BrunetTempusfugit
11Open Country JoyMahavishnu OrchestraJerry GoodmanSkydog7
12The Sailor's BonnetThe GloamingMartin Hayesmagicman
13Violin ConcertoEdward Elgar (performed by Nigel Kennedy)Nigel KennedyBeltway Bandit

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Suds and SodadEUShappyclapper
2The CutterEcho and the Bunnymenmegadom
3The Machine That CriedString Driven Machineseverin
4End of the LineRoxy Musicmagicman
5RaindropsTindersticksParaMhor
6Crazy LoveMarianne FaithfullBethnoir
7AmnesiacPeter HammillTatankaYotanka
8The GameLevellersbarbryn
9Drunken SailorUK SubsCarpgate
10Jesus CallingThe TriffidsDiscoMonster
11Katie CruelKaren DaltonUncleben
12No ChanceHoundognosuchzone
13Cowboy Take Me AwayDixie ChicksSkydog7
14Sto LetIva Bittová & Vladimir VáclavekTatankaYotanka

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Songs With Great Drumming

Jan. 25, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Ralph Brown (magicman)
At: The Guardian

A List

 TitleArtistDrummerNominated by
1Adi TaalBickram GhoshBickram GhoshRavi Raman
2Total EclipseBilly CobhamBilly Cobhamshutupthelotofyou
3Lipstick VogueElvis Costello & the AttractionsPete ThomasMike Blakeney
4Ja FunmiKing Sunny AdeRasaki AladokunFuel
5Hold On, I'm ComingSam & DaveAl Jackson Jr.attwilightlarks
6Tobi IluArt Blakey & the Afro-Drum EnsembleArt BlakeyBeltwayBandit
7Be My BabyThe RonettesHal Blaineattwilightlarks
8El Rey Del TimbalTito PuenteTito Puentealexito
9LateralusToolDanny CareyCassandra Kelsey
10Coming In From the ColdBob Marley & the WailersCarlton BarrettRobin Layfield
11CaravanPapa Jo JonesPapa Jo Jonesgoldennuggets
12AjaSteely DanSteve GaddOldLutonian
13Tambourinaires de BukirasaziBurundi DrummersBurundi Drummersngoo

B List

 TitleArtistDrummerNominated by
1FireballDeep PurpleIan Paicegordonimmel
2Live WireThe MetersZigaboo Modelisteid99990000
3Do What You LikeBlind FaithGinger BakerSentimentalbloke
4Memphis in the MeantimeJohn HiattJim KeltnerTheNick
5The Glamorous LifeSheila ESheila EscovedoIsabelleForshaw
6Demons ThemeLTJ BukemDanny Williamsonnilpferd
7Happy JackThe WhoKeith MoonAtombowl28
8Roforofo FightFela KutiTony Allentricornhat
9Tom SawyerRushNeil Peartphilipphilip99
10Think (About It)Lyn CollinsClyde StubblefieldFuel
11Strings of LightYussef KamaalYussef Dayes, Kamaal WilliamsDaniel Towns
12Channel One SuiteBuddy RichBuddy RichSubjectiveSubject
13Easy WindGrateful DeadBill Kreutzmanndave56

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Songs About Hanging

Jan. 24, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: nosuchzone
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Hang Out the Stars in IndianaAl Bowllyseverin
2AaracherThaikkudam BridgeRavi Raman
3Girl on a SwingKevin Ayersmegadom
4Hanging AroundThe StranglersLeaveitallbehind
5Hanging on a StarNick Drakeattilightlarks
6ReverenceJesus and Mary Chainhappyclapper
7Spring Can Really Hang You Up the MostElla FitzgeraldMarconius7
8Gallows PoleLed ZeppelinLeaveitallbehind
9Strange FruitNina Simoneamylee
10Hangman's HillPeter Blegvadmegadom
11I'm Hanging Up My Heart for youSolomon Burkeattwilightlarks
12Hang On SloopyThe McCoysattwilightlarks
13You Keep Me Hanging OnThe SupremesUncleben

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1You Got Me Dangling on a StringChairmen of the BoardAlBahooky
2Hung-UpSaltBeltway Bandit
3Just Enough (To Keep Me Hanging On)Joe Simonmegadom
4Hangin' OnAl Greenmagicman
5Hangin' ChicAlBahooky
6Hang On to Your LoveSadeamylee
7Hanging on a StringLoose EndsAlBahooky
8Hang On In There BabyJohnny Bristolmagicman
9Hang 'Em HighRichard AceUncleben
10Heng Down Your HeadSimple SimonUncleben
11StormGregory IsaacsUncleben
12Dragon's BloodMF DoomNilpferd
13The Suspension Bridge at Iguazu FallsTortoiseRavi Raman

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Songs About Industry & Manufacturing

Jan. 18, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Pairubu
At: The Guardian

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Industrial EstateThe Fallvanwolf
2IndustryHope of the Statesvanwolf
3ArmeniaEinstürzende Neubautenvammyp
4Mass ProductionIggy Popdave56
5Industrial LoveIn Strict Confidencechippiparai
6Genetic EngineeringOrchestral Manoeuvres in the DarkLondonTulip
7Hard Working ManCaptain Beefheartsonofwebcore
8MuscleboundSpandau BalletRobBarwick
9You Take Me UpThompson Twinsbishbosh
10Assembly LineThe Commodoresalexito
11Livin' On a PrayerBon JoviDougal
12Day Trip to BangorFiddler's DramNaguchi

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1MachinesGiorgio Moroderalbert23
2Let's Build a CarSwell Mapsvanwolf
3Running Back to SaskatoonThe Guess Whomikedow
4We Built This CityStarshipLondon2471
5CharlesThe Skidsbillycutshaw
6Peg and AwlCarolina Tar HeelsAlfhartagain
7PowerhouseRaymond Scottphilipphilip99
8Grand Coulee DamWoody GuthrieGreatGrendel
9Piss FactoryPatti SmithStevenFlanagan
10RautaKorpiklaanikoinuchan
11Cottage IndustryYeah Yeah NohShoegazer
12Steamhammer SamIntaferonWarren Neill
13IndustryHenry Cowredactedusername
14Life in a Northern TownDream Academybuskerdoo
15Work SongRobert Calvertd33pf1x
16KoneKotiteollisuusFuel

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Songs About Sales, Selling & Bargains

Jan. 17, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: EnglishOutlaw
At: The Song Bar

A List

 ArtistNominated byTopic
1MerchandiseFugazihappyclapper
2Step Right UpTom Waitsbarbryn
3This Guitar is For SaleBobby Baretreefrogdemon
4BargainWho9hairs9knots
5She Wants to Sell My MonkeyJunior Wellsattwilightlarks
6I'm Waiting for the ManVelvet Undergroundamylee
7A Piss in the OceanConflictCarpgate
8Thrift ShopMacklemore and Ryan Lewis ft WanzSweetHomeAlabama
9Politics of the Sneaker PumpPublic EnemyBeltway Bandit
10Little ManAlan JacksonSweetHomeAlabama
11Jumble SaleJake Thackrayseverin
12The Red CorvetteJohn McCutcheonUncleben

B List

 ArtistNominated byTopic
1I'm Selling My Pork Chops (But Giving My Gravy Away)Memphis MinnieTarquinSpodd
2Try Some, Buy SomeRonnie SpectorParaMhor
3Paperback BibleLambchopmegadom
4Sales TaxMississippi Sheiksmagicman
5Let's Push Things ForwardThe Streetsamylee
6Cash for ClunkersLoudon Wainwright IIItreefrogdemon
7Know Your ProductThe SaintsAltraEgo
8Punk Rock for SaleAntidoteCarpgate
9Up for SaleThe (International) Noise Conspiracyvanwolf2
10Everything Must GoManic Street Preachersphilipphilip99
11Plop Plop Fizz FizzSammy Davis Jr.TarquinSpodd
12EbayWeird Al Yankovicmegadom

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Songs About Dares

Jan. 11, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Gary Willis (Fintan28)
At: The Guardian

A List

 ArtistNominated byTopic
1Children Play With MatchesMischief BrewEnglishOutlaw
2I Will DareThe ReplacementsShoegazer
3Boldest CatsMax Kofflersonsounds
4Funk the FearEsperanza Spaldinguntergunther
5Hit Me With Your Best ShotPat BenatarIsabelleForshaw
6What?Ursula Rucker (with U-Love)nilpferd
7Across the LinesTracy Chapmanattwilightlarks
8Long Time GoneCrosby, Stills & Nashmorbile
9Who Do You Love?Bo Diddleymikedow
10I Stand AloneRobert Glasper Experimentuntergunther
11Dare You To MoveSwitchfootFatherChewyLouie
12Don't Worry BabyThe Beach Boysthewinslowboy

B List

 ArtistNominated byTopic
1If You Want to Sing OutCat Stevensmanyofhorror
2Girl at the Bus StopMy Drug Hellhappyclapper
3She's My WitchKip Tylermikedow
4StrychnineThe SonicsMegadom
5Suicide ChumpFrank Zappabarbedwiretumbleweed
6We Dared the LightningThe Bellamy BrothersLyntonCrosby
7Double DareBauhausFatherChewyLouie
8Put a Little AsideThe ZutonsDarceysDad
9CreamPrinceajostu
10High and DryRadioheadhappyclapper

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Songs to Open a Mixtape

Jan. 10, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: ParaMhor
At: The Song Bar

A List

 ArtistNominated byTopic
1Come All YeFairport ConventionTempusfugit
2Lust For LifeIggy PopUncleben
3Ready TeddyLittle Richard9hairs9knots
4Get ReadyThe TemptationsShivSidecar
5Baby One More TimeBritney SpearsLeaveitallbehind
6The MonkeesThe Monkeesamylee
7Ballroom BlitzThe SweetRavi Raman
8Bat Out of HellMeat LoafLeaveitallbehind
9RefugeeTom Petty & the Heartbreakerstreefrogdemon
10Let's Stick TogetherBryan Ferrymagicman
11MilestonesMiles DavisFunkbrother69
12Unfinished SymphonyMassive Attackhappyclapper
13Skylarking DubHorace Andynosuchzone
14Also Sprach ZarathustraRichard StraussBeltwayBandit

B List

 ArtistNominated byTopic
1Are You Ready?Thin Lizzyphilipphilip99
2FeelTy Segallvanwolf2
3Blame It On the BoogieThe Jacksonsmagicman
4II B SCharles MingusTempusfugit
5Piss and Moan BluesThe Gourdstreefrogdemon
6Too HighStevie WonderBeltwayBandit
7Going UpEcho and the BunnymenCarpgate
8Carry OnCrosby, Stills and NashAltraEgo
9Statesboro BluesThe Allman Brothers BandBob Beatty
10Pink MoonNick Drakeamylee
11Best of my LoveThe Emotionsmegadom
12Daydream BelieverThe MonkeesSuzi
13El Pueblo UnidoInti-Illimaniuneasy listening
14Midnight Cowboy ThemeJohn Barry9hairs9knots

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Songs About Old and New

Jan. 4, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Chaz Cozens (HopelessCase)
At: The Guardian

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1YesterdayThe Beatlesflorian7
2ShiroyamaSabatonLondon2471
3New ShoesPaolo NutiniLyntonCrosby
4End Over EndFoo FighterszTom
5A New Day YesterdayJethro TullRavi Raman
6Another Brand New YearBottle RocketsDavid Kelly
7The KingSteeleye Spansuzi
8Let's Start the New Year RightBing CrosbyMoustacheGroupie
9Video Killed the Radio StarThe BugglesSpotTheWhopper
10New Kid in TownThe EaglesIsabelleForshaw

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Wind of ChangeThe Scorpionsbllckchps
2Solsbury HillPeter GabrielIsabelleForshaw
3Bastille DayRushphilipphilip99
4The Times They Are A-Changin'Bob Dylanbllckchps
5This World OverXTCStevenFlanagan
6Learning to LiveBeth HartGreatGrendel
7Roll Over BeethovenChuck BerryStevenFlanagan
8Black Eyes, Blue TearsShania TwainFatherChewyLouie
9Mama;s Got a GirlfriendBen HarperRavi Raman
10On the Turning AwayPink Floydbllckchps

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Songs With Great Backing Vocals

Jan. 3, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Ralph Brown (magicman)
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural WomanAretha Franklin9hairs9knots
2(Let Me Be Your) Teddy BearElvis PresleySuzi
3Bring It On Home to MeSam Cookeamylee
4Night Time is the Right TimeRay CharlesRavi Raman
5Hearts on FireGram Parsons & Emmylou Harrisbarbryn
6I'm Not in Love10CCmegadom
7State of IndependenceDonna SummerParaMhor
8I Can't Let GoThe HolliesShivSidecar
9Don't Worry BabyThe Beach Boystreefrogdemon
10Blue MoonThe MarcelsParaMhor
11Just a Gigolo/I Ain't Got NobodyLouis Prima & Keely Smithnosuchzone
12ElenoreThe Turtles9hairs9knots
13You Don't Love Me (No, No, No)Dawn Penn9hairs9knots

B List

    
TitleArtistNominated by
1I Say a Little PrayerAretha Franklinseverin
2Trouble of This WorldRose Stone & the Venice FourRavi Raman
3Rastaman ChantBob Marley & the WailersTarquinSpodd
4Yeke YekeMory KantéTarquinSpodd
5It's In His Kiss (The Shoop Shoop Song)Betty Everettseverin
6Hey Girl Don't Bother MeThe Tamsseverin
7Lightnin' StrikesLou Christieattwilightlarks
8La-La Means I Love YouThe Delfonics9hairs9knots
9It Wouldn't Have Made Any DifferenceTodd Rundgren9hairs9knots
10Chain ReactionDiana Rossphilipphilip99
11FriendsThe Beach BoysTarquinSpodd
12Jesus On the MainlineRy Coodermegadom
13Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)Gladys Knight & the Pipsseverin

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Songs About Trees

Dec. 28, 2017
Blog
Column
Writer: George Boyland (sonofwebcore)
At: The Guardian

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Christmas TreeKing StittBeltwayBandit
2The Tree Knows EverythingAdam F. ft Tracey ThornLuDux22
3Hickory WindThe Byrdszoomshot
4Willow TreeSeth Lakemansuzi
5Red Barked TreesWirewyngatecarpenter
6English TreesCrowded Housedeanofromoz
7It's All AroundShamenvanwolf
8Cinnamon TreeEsperanza Spalding florian7
9I Was an Oak TreeJonathan Byrdsuzi
10A Day in the Life of a TreeThe Beach BoysYak3

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Billy the MountainThe Mothers of Inventionmikedow
2London PlaneBig Big TrainHopelessCase
3Nothin' Shakin' (But the Leaves on the Trees)Eddie Fontainehudswell
4Whispering PinesThe BandAlfhartagain
5The Trees They Do Grow HighMartin Carthy & Dave SwarbrickzOOey
6Weeping Willow BluesBessie SmithStevenFlanagan
7The Tree Incredible String BandFurryCanary
8Weeping Willow BluesThe VerveFowerCloud
9The 12 Days of ChristmasFrank KellyIsabelleForshaw
10Bury Me Under the Weeping WillowThe Carter FamilySkydog7
11El ArbolArgentinaMakinavaja
12Black Horse and the Cherry TreeKT TunstallLyntonCrosby
13Willow Weep For MeBillie Holidayattwilightlarks

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