Songs About Platonic Love

Sept. 19, 2018
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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
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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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