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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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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