Songs With Unusual Narrators

Feb. 28, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Barney Jeffries (barbryn)
At: The Song Bar

A List

 Song TitleArtistNominated by
1Birdhouse in Your SoulThey Might Be GiantsSuzi
2The Lighthouse's TaleNickel CreekSuzi
3Lightning RodGusterphilipphilip99
4Space DoggityJonathan CoultonSuzi
5I Am the FoxNancy Kerr & James FaganSuzi
6Little Red Robin Hood Hit the RoadRobert Wyattnosuchzone
7The LovecatsThe Curehappyclapper
8The AntelopePhilip JeaysTatankaYotanka
9Einstein's BrainThe DarkCarpgate
10Jerdacuttup ManThe Triffidsvanwolf2
11I'm a TruckRed SimpsonSweetHomeAlabama
12Milk TeethGeckoToffeeBoy

B List

 Song TitleArtistNominated by
1ColleenJoanna Newsommegadom
2My Name is CarnivalJackson C. FrankShivSidecar
3Funeral TangoScott WalkerUncleben
4The WarLuceroSkydog7
5Cold Missouri WatersJames KeelaghanRavi Raman
6I'm On StandbyGrandaddyhappyclapper
7Christmas Card from a Hooker in MinneapolisTom Waitsdeanofromoz
8The PriestJohnny Marr and Maxine PeakeDarceysDad
9FoxThe Men That Will Not Be Blamed for NothingEnglishOutlaw/Uncleben
10Virtute the Cat Explains Her DepartureThe Weakerthansphilipphilip99
11Green, Green Grass of HomeGram Parsonsattwilightlarks
12Who Done It?Harry Nilssonmagicman
13The Last MealHurricane Harryattwilightlarks
14Sympathy for the DevilThe Rolling Stonesnosuchzone

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Songs About Spain

Feb. 22, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Andrew Morrissey (Makinavaja)
At: The Guardian

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Spanish Civil War SongPhil Ochsalbert23
2FarucaSabicassonofwebcore
3Spanish DancerSteve Winwoodmamamunho
4MediterráneoJoan Manuel SerratRaelyBay
5Volando VoyCamarón de la Isladeanrake2
6Ni Tú Ni NadieAlaska y Dinaramamarcoschoir
7SpainStranglershappyclapper
8Mujer Contra MujerMecanominutehands
9Alcazaba (Media Granaína)Estrella MorenteFintan28
10Vente pá MadridKetamaGreatGrendel
11Chove en SantiagoLuar na Lubrethedoc
12Playa del CarmenPaco de Lucíamikedow

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Maldito DuendeHéroes del Silenciodedalus77uk
2Escuela de CalorRadio FuturaFintan28
3Spanish NightsBlackmore's NightClare Munks
4Spanish CaravanThe Doorsbllckchps
5Rumba de BarcelonaManu Chaosteenbeck
6FiestaThe PoguesGreatGrendel
7Always the CauseAl StewartBeltwayBandit
8Bahía de CádizCamarón de la IslaBeltwayBandit
9Spanish BombsThe ClashLondon2471
10Rumba ArgelinaRadio TarifaThesubhuman
11Si Yo Tuviera una EscobaLos Sirexphilipphilip99
12El RelicarioImperio ArgentinaMartin D. Kilgore
13Mediterranean SundanceAl Di Meola, Paco de Lucía & John McLaughlinGreatGrendel
14Concierto de AranjuezMiles DavisAddicks123

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Personal Theme and Entrance Songs

Feb. 21, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Peter Kimpton (SongBarLandlord)
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Blitzkrieg BopThe Ramoneshappyclapper
2Pretty VacantSex PistolsShivSidecar
3Teenage KicksThe UndertonesParaMhor
4Little Green BagGeorge Baker SelectionAltraEgo
5Le Chanson de JackyJacques BrelTatankaYotanka
6Jan Pehechan-HoMohammed RafiUncleben
7Baby Elephant walkDave GrusinRavi Raman
8The Pink Panther ThemeHenry ManciniAngel Ears
9At LastEtta Jamesseverin
10I Don't Want to Waste Your TimeOver the RhineDarceysDad
11American GirlTom Petty & the Heartbreakerstreefrogdemon
12Free RideEdgar Winter GroupAltraEgo
13The Liberty BellColdstream Guards (composer: John Philip Sousa)jim
14Entry of the Gods into ValhallaRichard Wagnermagicman

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Hot PantsJames BrownSkydog7
2You Came, You Saw, You ConqueredThe RonettesTarquinSpodd
3Big SpenderPeggy Leejim
4Why Don't You Do It RightJessica Rabbit/Amy IrvingDarceysDad
5Great ThingsEchobellyShivSidecar
6Treat Me RightNorma TanegaUncleben
7Open the DoorBetty Carternosuchzone
8Love and HappinessAl Greenmagicman
9Let the Music PlayBarry Whitemagicman
10The HustleVan McCoypejepeine
11Old Ned Theme from Steptoe & SonRon Grainerpejepeine
12The Intro and the OutroThe Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah BandMarconius7
13The Arrival of the Queen of ShebaGeorge Friedrich Handeltreefrogdemon
14Willkommen (from Cabaret)Joel GreyTarquinSpodd
15Get Carter, Train Journey & Opening CreditsRoy Buddnosuchzone
16Peter GunnHenry ManciniUncleben
17Genroku Hanami OdoriTakeshi Terauchi and the BunnysHoshino Sakura
18WaltzinBlackThe StranglersAndrew Morrissey
19OrangeKen NordineAngel Ears
20World in Action TV ThemeMick Weaver & Shawn Phillipsjim
21Blake's 7 Theme and Title SequenceDudley Simpson OrchestraCarpgate
22Cosmic CharlieThe Grateful DeadChris7572
23Whole Lotta LoveCollective Consciousness Society (CCS)ShivSidecar
24Gimme ShelterThe Rolling Stonesamylee
25White HeadphonesThe Mother HipsSkydog7
26The Boy With the Perptual NervousnessThe FeeliesTarquinSpodd
27Notice MeNew Model Armyvanwolf2
28Don't CareKlark KentShivSidecar
29Just an English OutlawThe Dogs d'AmourEnglishOutlaw
30Stand and DeliverAdam & the AntsLeaveitallbehind
31My Name is PrincePrince & the New Power Generationamylee
32King KuntaKendrick Lamarmagicman
33BonkersDizzee RascalParaMhor
34A Warrior's CallVolbeatchinhealer
35The StripperDavid Rose & his OrchestraAltraEgo
36There's No Business Like Show BusinessEthel Merman9hairs9knots

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Songs That Made You Fall in Love With Music

Feb. 15, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Paul Hayes (Fuel)
At: The Guardian

A List

Song TitleArtistNominated By
1Nag Nag NagCabaret VoltaireMussolinikickhead
2Over the BorderSaint Etiennebishbosh
3Ronnie Scott MamboMachito and His Salsa Big BandAlexito
4Wana WanyikaSimba WanyikeLyntonCrosby
5Morning Mood from Peer GyntEdvard GriegSuzi
6True Love WaysBuddy HollyLeeleeelge
7MotörheadMotörheadthesubhuman
8Paper SunTrafficsonofwebcore
9Boys From the County HellThe PoguesShoegazer
10Don't GoYazoophilipphilip99
11Ride on TimeBlack Boxuntergunter
12E-Bow the LetterR.E.M.Benzedrine
13Around (Solomun Vox Mix)Noir & Hazeour ed
14All BluesMiles Davisnilpferd
15Tell Me When It's OverDream Syndicatesaneshane

Rather than a B List, Fuel linked to “a playlist of songs that were on the A List at one point or another”. It has 79 songs on it – too many to list here as B List, but here’s the link!

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Songs Featuring Honorific Titles

Feb. 14, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Stephen Males (severin)
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1You're the DoctorTy Segallvanwolf2
2King of StrawSlapp Happynosuchzone
3Brother NoahThe ShadowsTarquinSpodd
4The BrigadierJake ThackraySuzi
5Big ChiefProfessor Longhairmagicman
6Lady MarleneKatzenjammerbarbryn
7Corporal CleggPink Floydjim
8Lord FranklinPentangleTempusfugit
9Queen MajestyThe Techniquesmagicman
10Someday My Prince Will ComeBill Evans Trionosuchzone
11Rock the CasbahThe Clash9hairs9knots
12Reverend LeeColleen HewettUncleben

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Ghosts of Princes in TowersRich KidsShivSidecar
2Les Remparts de VarsovieJacques BrelJoelle
3Queen BeeJohn Lee Hookerattwilightlarks
4Miss Brown to YouBillie Holidaytreefrogdemon
5Princess WankyThe WankysCarpgate
6Queen of the MayVeda HilleTatankaYotanka
7Uncle Albert/Admiral HalseyPaul and Linda McCartneySkydog7
8Duke of EarlGene ChandlerSuzi
9Look at Miss OhioGillian Welchtreefrogdemon
10MilordEdith Piaftreefrogdemon
11Dr. Bucks' LetterThe FallUncleben
12Queen of HeartsThe UnthanksSuzi

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Songs About Rendezvous

Feb. 8, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: George Boyland (sonofwebcore)
At: The Guardian

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Up on the RoofThe DriftersIsabelleForshaw
2Waiting on a FriendThe Rolling StonesPatLux
3Trans-Europe ExpressKraftwerknilpferd
4Rendez-VuBasement Jaxxbishbosh
5Le Rendez-VousManu ChaoMakinavaja
6Disco 2000PulpFatherChewyLouie
7It's Too LateThe StreetsLagado
8Meet Me in the BottomCanned Heat & John Lee HookerRavi Raman
9I'm Waiting for the ManVelvet UndergroundGreatGrendel
10Willie the PimpFrank ZappaJames Bloor
11Down in the WoodsRichard Hawleyrichardw65
12Slip AwayClarence Carteripizzajohn
13Saturday MaybeThe Incredible String BandLyntonCrosby

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1SorryThe EasybeatsIsabelleForshaw
2Meeting Over yonderThe ImpressionsLyntonCrosby
3TrainsThe VaporsRobBarwick
4Under the ClocksWeddings, Parties, AnythingXanh_cay
5Meet Me in the MorningBob Dylansuzi
6Ain't Nothing But a HousepartyThe Showstoppersattwilightlarks
7Mr. and Mrs. UntrueCandi Stationdrunkenpanda
8MuseumDonovanphilipphilip99
9Meet Me in the MorningEverything But the Girldave56
10Date With My BabyBrooklyn Funk Essentialsmikedow
11The Meeting PlaceXTCrichardw65
12She Waits For MeProtocolFatherChewyLouie
13Rendezvous With YouThe DesiresPairubu

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Songs With Provocative, Strange or Humorous Titles

Feb. 7, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: attwilightlarks
At: The Song Bar

A List

 ArtistNominated byTopic
1A Short Stop At The Transylvanian Brain SurgeryAmon Düül IITatankaYotanka
2In Love With Useless (The Timeless Geometry In The Tradition Of Passing)A Sunny Day in GlasgowDiscoMonster
3Teenage Head in My RefrigeratorThe Deep Freeze Micevanwolf2
4Hand Job, Bland Job, I Don't Understand JobGarfunkel and Oatesphilipphilip99
5I Palindrome IThey Might Be GiantsFlatfrog
6This Is How You Spell HaHaHa, We Destroyed The Hopes And Dreams Of A Generation Of Faux RomanticsLos Campesinosbarbryn
7Eating the BearJoan Armatradingnosuchzone
8Dedicated to You But You Weren't ListeningSoft Machinemegadom
9Chicken Little Was RightThe TurtlesAltraEgo
10Young Male Suicide Blessed by Invisible WomanJackie LevenTatankaYotanka
11Sunlight Bathed the Golden GlowFeltParaMhor
12Jack Pelter and His Sex-Change ChickenIndians in MoscowTarquinSpodd

B List

 ArtistNominated byTopic
1Stinking Peanut Butter LoveThe MovementSweetHomeAlabama
2Gimme a Pig Foot and a Bottle of BeerBillie Holidaynosuchzone
3Ham-Fisted Box of GlovesThe Gourdstreefrogdemon
4The KKK Took My Baby AwayThe Ramonesamylee
5You Can Make Me Dance, Sing Or Anything (Even Take The Dog For A Walk, Mend A Fuse, Fold Away The Ironing Board, Or Any Other Domestic Shortcomings)The FacesShivSidecar
6They Caught the Devil and Put Him in Jail in Eudora ArkansasTony Joe WhiteMarconius7
7I Couldn't Spell #@!%Sam the Sham & the PharaohsFlatfrog
8If You Leave Me, Can I Come TooMental As Anythingphilipphilip99
9The sound of someone you love who's going away and it doesn't matterPenguin Cafe Orchestranosuchzone
10When Patsy Cline Was Crazy and Guy Mitchell Sang the BluesRicky WarwickEnglishOutlaw
11It MekDesmond DekkerShivSidecar

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Songs About Obsession

Feb. 1, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Samantha Birchard (drunkenpanda)
At: The Guardian

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Outside the Trains Don't Run on TimeGang of Fourseverin
2Everything in Its Right PlaceRadioheadShoegazer
3FerocisimoJuana Molinanilpferd
4GirlsBeatrice EliStevenFlanagan
5She Drives Me CrazyFine Young CannibalsIsabelleForshaw
6Mad About the BoyDinah Washingtonmagicman
7My Elusive DreamsMoses and Joshua Dillardattwilightlarks
8IndexSteven Wilsonajostu
9Ted, Just Admit ItJane's Addictionhappyclapper
10The Easy BluesJohn MartynLagado

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