Songs About Deserts

June 7, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Scott Blair (misterbadexample)
At: The Guardian

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1In a Big CountryBig Countrybuskerdoo
2Midnight at the OasisBrand New HeaviesLuDux22
3ContrastCount FivePairubu
4Mon LégionnaireEdith Piafsuzi
5AtacamaCrisiladaargybargy
6Antarctica Starts HereJohn CalePairubu
7Mojave WintersBrenda KahnBlueMagus
8Shnitzled in the NegevShpongleScorchTheBlueDragon
9A Horse With No NameHorace AndyLyntonCrosby
10MirageSiouxsie and the BansheesShoegazer
11Traveller in the DesertTinariwenMussoliniheadkick
1229 PalmsRobert Plantmikedow

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1TenereBombinoonarope
2SaharaCamelSplishySploshy
3Desert KnightIhab DarwishameliaAD
4Hotter Than the Mojave in My HeartIris Dementjrowen81
5Desert RavenJonathan WilsonRichard Banks
6Desert SongMichael Schenker Groupphilipphilip99
7No One KnowsQueens of the Stone AgeDavid Kelly
8Dry is the DesertScreeching WeaselPairubu
9Charlton HestonStumpvastariner
10Pressure DropToots and the MaytalsLilyDale
11There's Just Nothing Better Than a BeardThe BeardsFatherChewyLouie
12The Sands of MexicoThe Chieftains ft Ry Cooderjrowen81
13He Told Her the City Was Killing HimThe DelinesDarceysDad
14Far From Any RoadThe Handsome Familyattwilightlarks2
15Nights Over EgyptThe Jones GirlsSpotTheWhopper

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Songs About Nursing and Healthcare

July 11, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Stephen Males (severin)
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1El Niño InseminadoVainica Doblepejepeine
2The NurseNurse (ナース)uneasy listening
3HospitalJesca Hoopbarbryn
4The NurseThe White StripesLeaveitallbehind
5The Lady With the LampCountry Joe McDonaldNicko
6Sister MorphineThe Rolling Stonesamylee
7PillsBo Diddleyuneasy listening
8When Under EtherPJ HarveyChris7572
9Ocean SprayManic Street Preachersphilipphilip99
10Night NurseSinead O'ConnorNicko
11Nursing HomeMinistryRavi Raman
12No Profit in PainGruff Rhysphilipphilip99

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1I'm in Love With an RAF NurseTigerhappyclapper
2TwistedJoni Mitchellnosuchzone
3HealthParsnipuneasy listening
4Crash Course in Brain SurgeryBudgieShivSidecar
5PinheadThe Ramonesamylee
6A Nurse's Life is Full of WoeBilly BraggNicko
7Under the DoctorPoison Girlsuneasy listening
8Doctor DoctorThe WhoShivSidecar
9HealthcareThe TaxpayersEnglishOutlaw
10Nurse JulieThe Buff MedwaysPanthersan
11St. James InfirmaryBillie and De De and Their Preservation Hall Jazz Banduneasy listening
12A & EGoldfrappbarbryn
13MedicineThe Black Angelsvanwolf2
14You're My RemedyThe MarvelettesNicko
15TB BluesChampion Jack DupreeRavi Raman
16DNRJesca Hoopbarbryn
17She's a NurseThe Raw Herbsvanwolf2
18Doctor on the GoLee PerryUncleben
19DecemberFrida Hyvönenbarbryn
20Thank the NurseCountry Joe McDonaldNicko
21State HospitalFrightened RabbitToffeeBoy
22Lady Godiva's OperationThe Velvet UndergroundShivSidecar
23Avant GardenerCourtney BarnettUncleben
24Hospital ProblemsA Spectre is Haunting Europevanwolf2

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Underwater Songs

July 5, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: George Boyland (sonofwebcore)
At: The Guardian

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1NautilusBob Jameslachute
2Octopus's GardenThe BeatlesMrCanoehead
31983 A Merman I Should Turn to BeJimi Hendrixmikedow
4Aqua Boogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop)ParliamentSethMiller
5When the Levee BreaksKansas Joe McCoy & Memphis MinnieSethMiller
6Down By the WaterPJ Harveybllckchps
7A Good IdeaSugarhappyclapper
8One of Our SubmarinesThomas DolbyLagado
9Once in a LifetimeAngelique KidjoStevenFlanagan
10Palace of the BrinePixiesbllckchps
11WaterSugarcubesMrCanoehead
12Under IceKate BushGoldie Dee
13Let the Mermaids Flirt With MeMississippi John Hurtjrowen81

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Aqua MarinaGary Miller as Troy Tempestattwilightlarks2
2Down to the River to PrayAlison Kraussattwilightlarks2
3Ailein DuinnKaren Mathesonsuzi
4SubmissionThe Sex PistolsShoegazer
5The Drowned LoversKate Rusbysuzi
6Take Me to the WaterNina Simoneattwilightlarks2
7Mother's LamentCreamMaggie B
8Sunken LoveRip Rig and Panicalexito
9Underwater TwilightTangerine DreamBeltwayBandit
10TerrapinSyd Barrettkolf
11Floating in the ForthFrightened RabbitDarceysDad
12Voyage to AtlantisThe Isley Brotherslachute

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Songs About Substitutions

July 4, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Marco den Ouden (Marconius7)
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Fio MaravhilaJorge Benpejepeine
2Woods of DarneyRichard ThompsonSuzi
3The Other ManSloanphilipphilip99
3The RapMillie Jacksonmagicman
5I'm StraightThe Modern Loversseverin
6The Spider and the FlyThe Rolling StonesSuzi
7IrreplaceableBeyoncémagicman
8How Come My Dog Don't BarkDr. JohnRavi Raman
9Another LoveTom Odellattwilightlarks
10Synthetic SubstitutionMelvin Blisspejepeine
11Sample and HoldNeil YoungFretlessBasser
12OnlineBrad Paisleyamylee
13One Thousand Cherry TreesHatsune MikuTarquinSpodd

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1SubstituteThe Whomegadom
2SubstituteCloutParaMhor
3SubstituteGregory IsaacsUncleben
4JoleneStrawberry SwitchbladeParaMhor
5Black VelveteenLenny KravitzLeaveitallbehind
6Ain't Nothing Like the Real ThingMarvin Gaye & Tammi Terrellmegadom
7What It's LikeEverlastFretlessBasser
8I Could Never Take the Place of Your ManPrincebishbosh
9It's Alright With MeFrank SinatraSuzi
10Love Me Like YouThe Magic Numbershappyclapper
11Til Something Better Comes AlongBillie Jo Spearsnosuchzone
12Two WeeksFKA twigsseverin
13Le MoribundJacques Brelbishbosh
14She's Not YouElvis PresleySuzi
15Someone to Lay Down Beside MeKarla Bonoffamylee
16The Monkey and the EngineerJesse FullerChris7572
17Pastime ParadiseStevie Wondernosuchzone
18Whispering Your nameAlison Moyetbishbosh
19Let's Invite Them OverGeorge Jones & Melba Montgomeryattwilightlarks
20I'll Never Find Another YouThe Seekersseverin
21No Substitute LoveEstellemagicman
22Turn of the CenturyYesalfie hisself
23Big O MotelTarnationhappyclapper
24Automatic LoverDee D. Jacksonpejepeine
25Worthless LieThe Beautiful SouthParaMhor
26Marie's the Name of his Latest FlameElvis PresleyParaMhor
27Add MeChumbawambaamylee
28Stacy's MomFountains of Wayneamylee
29Why Don't You Try Me TonightRy CooderChris7572
30Come On Over, Turn Me OnMark Lanegan & Isobel CampbellBethnoir

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Songs About Being Lost

June 28, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Samantha Birchard (drunkenpanda)
At: The Guardian

A List

NumberTitleArtistRecommended By
1Lost in the StarsAbbey LincolnSethMiller
2Pearl's a SingerElkie BrooksPairubu
3Lost HighwayHank WilliamsStevenFlanagan
4He's Simple, He's Dumb, He's the PilotGrandaddySpotTheWhopper
5A ForestThe Curebllckchps
6Lost in the SupermarketThe ClashLondon2471
7WalkaboutThrobbing GristleMussoliniheadkick
8Let's Get LostChet Bakerseverin
9Can't Find My Way HomeSteve Winwood and Eric ClaptonPatLux
10The Forest of No ReturnSun RaSethMiller

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Songs About Conspiracies and Paranoia

June 27, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: DeepThroatSinger
At: The Song Bar

A List

NumberTitleArtistRecommended By
1I Am the OwlDead Kennedyshappyclapper
2CIA ManThe Fugsuneasy listening
3American IdiotGreen DayLeaveitallbehind
4Somebody's Watching MeRockwellbishbosh
5I Think I'm ParanoidGarbagebishbosh
6Brain of J.Pearl JamLeaveitallbehind
7Victory for the VictorsRubella BalletCarpgate
8Oh My GodMichael Franti and Spearheadmegadom
9Can't Truss ItPublic EnemySkydog7
10Who Killed Brian Jones?David Peel & Deathuneasy listening
11They're Talking About MeJohnny Braggattwilightlarks
12Elvis is EverywhereMojo Nixon and Skid RoperSweetHomeAlabama

B List

NumberTitleArtistRecommended By
1What's He BuildingTom Waitsphilipphilip99
2Ships Don't Disappera in the Night (Do They?)10CCRavi Raman
3Dream PoliceCheap TrickRavi Raman
4Aliens ExistBlink-182Marconius7
5The MessageM.I.A.philipphilip99
6Computer WorldKraftwerkamylee
7Someone's Looking at YouThe Boomtown RatsFretlessBasser
8Smoking GunRobert Crayamylee
9M.K. UltraThe Testorsuneasy listening
10National Insurance BlacklistThe BusinessCarpgate
11Poison FlourDr. AimantadoNicko
12We Do (The Stonecutters' Song)The SimpsonsNicko
13Lizard PeopleFleetwood Macseverin

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Songs About Kings

June 21, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Chaz Cozens (HopelessCase)
At: The Guardian

A List

NumberTitleArtistRecommended By
1Requiem for the Static KingA Winged Victory for the SullenShoegazer
2King of RomeThe UnthanksSnoopDogStevens
3Love, Love AloneHarry BelafonteIsabelleForshaw
4Over the Hills and Far AwayJohn TamsAddicks123
5King HenrySteeleye SpanNaguchi
6King and LionheartOf Monsters and MenDarceysDad
7In the Hall of the Mountain KingEdvard GriegLondon 2471
8Oh Better Far to Live and DieGilbert and Sullivanmisterbadexample
9From Galway to GracelandRichard ThompsonTheBeast
10My God, My KingPapa Leviseverin
11King of EverythingBoy GeorgeBoreworm
12King of the RoadThe ProclaimersGreatGrendel
13King of MexicoBap KennedyDarceysDad
14LavenderMarillionbllckchps
15A Farewell to KingsRushphilipphilip99

B List

NumberTitleArtistRecommended By
1Hail to the KingAvenged SevenfoldAFictionHabit
2A Tribute to a KingWilliam Bellsonofwebcore
3Crawling King SnakeThe DoorsSeaSal
4Father, Ruler, King, ComputerEchobelly658spark
5King of Wishful ThinkingGo Westnigeljones
6Kings of SpeedHawkwindThesubhuman
7Kings and Queens of the UndergroundBilly Idoldave56
8Alexander the GreatIron MaidenLyntonCrosby
9King of GuitarBB Kingattwilightlarks
10Love is AllKungenvastariner
11His Majesty King RaamLemon JellyDarceysDad
12King's CallPhil Lynott with Mark Knopflerphilipphilip99
13I Wanna Be Like YouLouis PrimaRavi Raman
14A Hard Day's NightPeter Sellars (as Richard III)StevenFlanagan
15He Was the KingNeil YoungLyntonCrosby

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Songs About Fathers and Daughters

June 14, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Paul Hayes (Fuel)
At: The Guardian

A List

NumberTitleArtistRecommended By
1My GirlsAnimal Collectivemusikmonkey
2Daddy Could Swear, I DeclareGladys Knight & the PipsIsabelleForshaw
3The Sun I Always WantedStewuntergunther
4The Girl Who Fell To EarthGaz Coombehelican
5Up On the SunMeat Puppetsbllckchps
6Girls Just Wanna Have FunCyndi LauperStevenFlanagan
7Daddy LessonsBeyoncé & the Dixie ChicksGreat Grendel
8Fille a PapaCamilleuntergunther
9DaughtersNasAnthonyGreendown
10Papa Don't PreachMadonnagordonimmel
11Scarlet RibbonsRóisín MurphyLuDux22
12MagazineThe Hold Steadydylan37
13Isn't She LovelyStevie WonderFatherChewyLouie
14DaughtersFour Tetuntergunther

B List

NumberTitleArtistRecommended By
1Think of YouIbeyiuntergunther
2Miss Black AmericaCurtis MayfieldSpotTheWhopper
3Daddy, You Gotta Let Him InThe Satisfactionsvastariner
4Your Daddy Loves YouGil Scott-Heronalexito
5Daddy, You Gotta Let Him InBinder & Krieglsteinsaneshane
6Black GuysBirdcloudonarope
7So Begins Our AlabeeOf Montrealuntergunther
8Staring at the SunWendy & LisaDarceysDad
9Savannah SmilesOkkervil RiverGreatGrendel
10Oh FatherMadonnaAFictionHabit
11Daddy IssuesThe Neighbourhoodnilpferd
12Just Drifting (For Caresse)Psychic TVMussoliniheadkick
13My BabyKen NordineOlivesNightie
14My Father's DaughterJewel ft. Dolly PartonHopelessCase
15SkippingEddie VedderIsabelleForshaw
16The House That Jack BuiltJesca HoopAFictionHabit
17Holly Up on PoppyXTCLagado
18UnsaidAnouhka Shankar & Norah JonesRavi Raman
19AdagioEstrella Morentesonofwebcore
20Mr. GrievesTV on the Radiosaneshane
21How Can I Protect YouAlabama 3DarceysDad
22WinterTori Amos658spark
23La Hija de Juan SimónRosalíaalexito

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Songs About Marijuana

June 13, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: megadom
At: The Song Bar

A List

NumberTitleArtistRecommended By
1Stranger in Blue Suede ShoesKevin AyersShivSidecar
2Along Comes MaryThe AssociationParaMhor
3Thoughts of Mary JaneNick Drakebarbryn
4Stoned and StarvingParquet Courtsamylee
5The International HerbCultureTarquinSpodd
6Magic Carpet RideSteppenwolfRavi Raman
7Ganja SmugglingEek-a-MouseUncleben
8Don't Bogart That JointFraternity of ManNicko
9Weed BusThe Stairsvanwolf2
10Legalize ItPeter Toshamylee
11Stoned LoveThe SupremesShivSidecar
12KayaBob Marleymagicman
13Eight Miles HighThe ByrdsParaMhor

B List

NumberTitleArtistRecommended By
1Haschisch PartyGeorges GarvarentzAlBahooky
2SensimillaBlack UhuruParaMhor
3Me and Mr. HohnerBobby Darinuneasy listening
4Nuh Skin Up DubKeith Hudsonnosuchzone
5The Reefer ManCab Callowaymagicman
6Roll Another One (For the Road)Neil YoungRavi Raman
7Stoned ImmaculateDub SyndicateUncleben
8Under Mi SensiBarrington LevyUncleben
9The Marijuana AffairJoe Gibbs & the Professionalsmagicman
10BananasMan9hairs9knots
11Macka SplaffSteel PulseAndrew Morrissey
12Meet Me on the CornerLindisfarneShivSidecar
13Smoke Ywo JointsThe ToyesParaMhor

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Songs About Volume

June 7, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Scott Blair (misterbadexample)
At: The Guardian

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Cum On Feel the NoizeOasisgordonimmel
2Johnny's Got a Boom BoomImelda Maybllckchps
3Sod the NeighboursThe Toy DollsIsabelleForshaw
4One Man GuyLoudon Wainwright IIIruhenry
5The Barley MowThe Irish Roverssuzi
6VolumesChurchXanh_cay
7Step Right UpTom WaitsSethMiller
8CaravanVan Morrisondave56
9He'll Have to GoJim ReevesEnglishOutlaw
10Sound of SilenceDisturbedRavi Raman
11Play It All Night LongWarren ZevonThesubhuman
12Whole Lotta RosieAC/DCLondon2471

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Diminuendo and Crescendo in BlueDuke EllingtonDarceysDad
2Joe's GarageFrank Zappa658spark
3Void CityHawkwindzarathusa
4Secret LoveKathy Kirbyattwilightlarks
5What's the Use of Getting Sober?Louis JordanDaddyPig
6Annoying All the NeigboursThe Lonely BoysBarringtonWomble
7The Boomin' SystemLL Cool Jrobbo100
8Pump Up the VolumeMARRSbllckchps
9Ain't No Mountain High EnoughMarvin Gaye & Tammi TerrellStevenFlanagan
10Everything Louder Than Everything ElseMeat LoafThesubhuman
11Alive & AmplifiedThe Mooney Suzukimidlandsteacher
125 Gallon BucketWild Bill & the Lost Knobsrichardw65

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