Songs About the Commonwealth

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

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Royal TourRoaring LionBeltwayBandit
2Hit Me With Your Rhythm StickIan Dury & the BlockheadsFatherChewyLouie
3I've Been EverywhereGeoff Mackmikedow
4I've Been EverywhereRavij Rajarambllckchps
5Gambia-ZambiaSuper EaglesLyntonCrosby
6ZambeziThe PiranhasMussoliniheadkick
7Ghana Guinea MaliE.T. MensahGreatGrendel
8MozambiqueTrafficWordChazer
9Des Mera RangrezIndian OceanRavi Raman
10Van Diemen's LandSteeleye Spangrisgris
11He's on the BeachKirsty MacCollSnoopDogStevens
12Isa LeiThe SeekersNaguchi
13Far Far AwaySlademisterbadexample
14Hurricane RoomThe BlessingDarceysDad
15Dreadlock Holiday10CCsuzi
16God Save the QueenQueenajostu

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1We'll Rant and We'll Roar (like true Newfoundlanders)Great Big Seaphilipphilip99
2Up in CanadaThe Sheepdogsmisterbadexample
3Orinoco FlowEnyaBlackCombe
4Funky NassauThe Beginning of the Endgordonimmel
5BarbadosTypically Tropicalmutty meme
6AustraliaThe KinksBeltwayBandit
7Sir Garfield SobersThe Mighty SparrowBeltwayBandit
8Qu'appelle Valley SaskatchewanBuffy Sainte-MarieGreatGrendel
9South AustraliaThe Poguesbllckchps
10CanadaLowhappyclapper
11The Log Drivers' WaltzKate and Anna McGarriglealbertasaurus
12She's Called Nova ScotiaRita McNeilNaguchi
13Hunting Togers Out in IndiaBonzo Dog Doo-Dah Bandbillyin
14Red River ValleyStevie Nicks & Chris Isaakmoggscreek
15CaledoniaDougie McLeanGoldie Dee

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Songs From 1900-1955

Mar. 22, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Paul Hayes (DiscoMonster)
At: The Song Bar

A List

 Song TitleArtistNominated by
1If It Wasn't for the 'Ouses in BetweenGus Elenseverin
2Any Old IronHarry ChampionSuzi
3The EntertainerScott JoplinSuzi
4After You've GoneMarion HarrisBeltway Bandit
5I'd Climb the Highest Mountain (If I Knew I'd Find You)"Whispering" Jack Smithuntergunther
6Parlez-moi d'AmourLucienne Boyeruntergunther
7VolverCarlos GardelAndrew Morrissey
8Lágrimas NegrasTrio Matamorosmagicman
9My Daddy Rocks Me (With One Steady Roll)Trixie Smithseverin
10It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got Swing)Duke Ellington & his Orchestraseverin
11Shave 'em DryLucille Boganseverin
12The Prisoner's SongVernon DalhartSweetHomeAlabama
13Szomorú VasárnapRezső SeressBeltway Bandit
14Hellhound on my TrailRobert JohnsonParaMhor
15StardustLouis Armstrongmagicman
16Cheek to CheekFred Astaire,ParaMhor
17Deep PurpleLarry Clinton and his Orchestra (with Bea Wain)Marconius7
18Mood IndigoThe Boswell Sistersmagicman
19Goodnight SweetheartAl BowllyBeltway Bandit
20É Doce Morrer No MarDorival Caymmipejepeine
21Konoyo no HanaChiyoko ShimakuraHoshino Sakura
22Nature BoyNat King Coleseverin
23The Walkin' BluesJesse Powell with Fluffy HunterAlBahooky
24Cadillac BoogieJimmy Liggins and his Drops of JoyMitch Mitchell
25How Many More YearsHowlin' WolfRavi Raman
26There's No One But YouThe Oriolesseverin
27Body and SoulSarah Vaughan with Clifford BrownNilpferd

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Songs About Road Trips

Apr. 12, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Sheila Deane (thoughtballoons)
At: The Guardian

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1(Talk to Me of) MendocinoKate & Anna McGarriglebishbosh
2Don't Think About Her When You're Trying to DriveLittle VillageDarceysDad
3Mustang SallyWilson PickettFatherChewyLouie
4Highway 49Howlin' Wolfdrunkenpanda
5Diamonds on My WindshieldTom WaitsSvenDog
6Black CrowJoni MitchellTomC49
7The New Lee Highway BluesDavid BrombergFintan28
8The Road Tae DundeeBert Janschargybargy
9They Thought I Was AsleepPaul KellyXanh_cay
10The Long HighwayMark KnopflerTrulyMadlyDerply
11Life is HighwayTom CochraneDarceysDad
12The Long and Winding RoadPaul McCartneyPhilip Lees

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Twenty-five MilesEdwin Starrlachute
2On the Road AgainCanned Heatbllckchps
3Passenger SideWilcoFourgoats
4RoadrunnerThe Modern LoversShoegazer
5You're Crazy for Taking the BusJonathan RichmanPairubu
6You Can Sleep While I DriveMelissa EtheridgeFourgoats
7FloridaPatty GriffinLilaitomniweotawicha
8BirminghamAmanda MarshallSweetHomeAlabama
9Long Walk HomeBruce Springsteenargybargy
10Going to the CountryBruce Cockburnmikedow
11Ease Down the RoadBonnie "Prince" Billyunclearleo
12Hobo's LullabyeArlo GuthrieGreatGrendel
13Old Old WoodstockVan MorrisonFintan28

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Music That Mentions, Mimics or Samples Birdsong

April 11, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Hoshino Sakura
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Golden BirdiesCaptain Beefheartmegadom
2Peanut DuckMarsha GeeUncleben
3Duck Cha-ChaLisa Carbonuntergunther
4Ciocarlia si SuiteFanfare CiocarliaNilpferd
5Bird of CuzcoNina NastasiaShivSidecar
6Le Coucou au Fond des Bois (from Carnival of the Animals)Camille Saint-SaënsBeltway Bandit
7Friday AfternoonsBenjamin Brittenseverin
8Cry of the Wild GooseLes Compagnons de la Chansontreefrogdemon
9Flowers in the WindowTravismagicman
10Watching You Without MeKate BushParaMhor
11Oiseaux ExotiquesOlivier Messiaen (performed by Daniel Kirk-Foster)magicman
12Nightingales and BombersBBC Sound Archivephilipphilip99

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Lovin' YouMinnie Ripertonattwilightlarks
2Nightingale Sang in Berkeley SquareFrank SinatraFunkbrother69
3Chicken StrutThe MetersAlBahooky
4Three Little BirdsBob Marley & the Wailersmagicman
5Sketch for SummerThe Durutti Columnmegadom
6The Lark AscendingRalph Vaughn Williamsamylee
7The Good Humor Man He Sees Everything Like ThisLoveTarquinSpodd
8SongbirdEva Cassidyseverin
9Why Do Fools Fall in LoveFrankie Lymon & the Teenagersamylee
10The Mocking BirdFrank HaffortAlison Dempster
11Too Bright for PeacocksVirginia AstleyBeltway Bandit
12Cucurrucucu PalomaCaetano Velosonosuchzone

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Songs About Loneliness

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

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Tired of Being AloneAl GreenSpotTheWhopper
2Burning of the Midnight LampJimi Hendrixlachute
3CactusThe Pixiesbllckchps
4Motherless ChildrenBlind Willie JohnsonRavi Raman
5Gonna Die AloneHanni El KhatibStevenFlanagan
6Early Morning RainGordon Lightfootmikedow
7Lonely Financial ZoneJonathan RichmanPairubu
8Rainy Night in GeorgiaBrook BentonFintan28
9No Milk TodayHerman's Hermitsphilipphilip99
10Lonely AvenueRay Charleshudswell
11It Makes No DifferenceThe Bandkeiphy sheeg
12Behind Blue EyesThe WhoMaggie B

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Don't Think About Her When You're Trying to DriveLittle VillageDarceysDad
2CornerstoneBenjamin Clementinecasclc
3The LonerNeil YoungAlfieHisself
4Diamond SmilesThe Boomtown RatsMarconius7
5Don't Want to Know If You Are LonelyHusker DuFuel
6Hello In ThereJohn Prinejrowen81
7(In My) SolitudeBillie HolidayMoustacheGroupie
8Only the LonelyRoy Orbisongordonimmel
9Man on the MoonThe Jesus and Mary Chainhappyclapper
10Loneliest PersonThe Pretty ThingsPairubu
11MélancolieRokia Traorénilpferd
12Black Muddy RiverThe Grateful DeadChris7572

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Songs About Waking Up

April 4, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: ParaMhor
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Sri Ventkateswara SuprabhatamM.S. SubbulakshmiRavi Raman
2ColoursDonovanBeltway Bandit
3I Say a Little PrayerAretha FranklinTatankaYotanka
4I Wake Up CryingChuck Jacksonattwilightlarks
5Nobody Knows the Way I Feel This MorningClara Smithmagicman
6I'm Only SleepingThe BeatlesBeltway Bandit
7BreathlessNick Cave & the Bad Seedsmegadom
8Wake Me Up Before You Go-GoWham!nosuchzone
9Waking UpElasticahappyclapper
10OatmealSudan Archivesuntergunther
11El Manisero (The Peanut Vendor)Havana Casino OrchestraRavi Raman
12Diamond DewGorky's Zygotic MynciShivSidecar
13The Birds in Your GardenPulpbarbryn

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1I'm Into Something GoodCookies9hairs9knots
2Silence of the MorningGlass SunDjinnjaha
3Head HurtsEskimo Joedeanofromoz
4Get UpR.E.M.SweetHomeAlabama
5The Daily PlanetLoveTarquinSpodd
6Peacefully AsleepLife 'n' SoulBeltway Bandit
7Dust My BroomElmore JamesTempusfugit
8Clerk SaundersEmily Smithtreefrogdemon
9The CurseJosh RitterUncleben
10Morning Please Don't ComeDusty & Tom Springfieldseverin
11You'll Wake Up WiserBetty Lavettephilipphilip99
12Sexual HealingMarvin Gayeamylee
13Memories (Can't Wait)Talking HeadsDiscoMonster

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Songs About Clocks and Watches

Mar. 29, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Stephen Males (severin)
At: The Guardian

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Just a Wristwatch on My ArmLightnin' HopkinsLyntonCrosby
2SundialWolfmotherphilipphilip99
3Counting DownNataly DawnStevenFlanagan
425 O'ClockDukes of StratosphearFatherChewyLouie
5At the Chime of the City ClockNick DrakeBeltway Bandit
6TrellisazeSlowdivekoinuchan
7Clock That's Got No HandsDella ReeseLyntonCrosby
8Time OperatorScott WalkerMaggie B
9La PenduleIna-Ichuntergunther
10Let Me Be the ClockSmokey RobinsonIsabelleForshaw
11TimeEasy All Starsmikedow
12Clock of the WorldKrista Detor (with Karine Polwart, Emily Smith, and Rachael McShane)suzi

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Viennese Musical ClockZoltan KodalyBeltwayBandit
2Stop the ClockFats DominoLyntonCrosby
3Clock on the WallGuess WhoMaggie B
4Doomsday ClockSmashing Pumpkinsstevenjameshyde
5El RelojMayte Martin and Tete MontoliuMakinavaja
6Alarm ClockRichie HavensLyntonCrosby
7Stop the Clock RockThe Creel SistersXanh_cay
8L'horlogerJeanne MoreauBeltwayBandit
9Reelin' and Rockin'Chuck Berrygordonimmel
10Calendars and ClocksThe CoralGoldie Dee
11The Watchmaker's ApprenticeThe Clockwork QuartetNaguchi
12The Tug of the MoonSarah McQuaidSarahMcQuaidCornwall
13The ClockJohn HoltLyntonCrosby
14ChimeOrbitalmatter

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Songs About Anonymity

Mar. 28, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Anonymous
At: Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1We Are LegionAnonymousmagicman
2A Face in the CrowdTom Pettydeanofromoz
3Feel Like a NumberBob Segerdeanofromoz
4What's Behind the MaskThe CrampsTarquinSpodd
5The StrangerDavid McWilliamsBeltway Bandit
6Wooden Horse (Caspar Hauser's Song)Suzanne Vegaphilipphilip99
7Who's in Here With Me?The Cravatsvanwolf2
8Anonymous ClubCourtney BarnettUncleben
9No Face, No Name, No NumberTrafficBeltway Bandit
10Who Are You?The Whoseverin
11NumbersSoft CellCarpgate
12BabooshkaKate BushLeaveitallbehind
13Persons UnknownPoison GirlsCarpgate

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1You Don't Know My NameAlicia Keysseverin
2NadieAndrés CalamaroAndrew Morrissey
3Stranger in the HouseElvis Costelloseverin
4Some Rotten ManThe TaxpayersEnglishOutlaw
5StrangersSigridphilipphilip99
6Universal SoldierBuffy Sainte-MarieDjinnjaha
7One in TenUB40bishbosh
8Dirty Dream # 2Belle and Sebastianvanwolf2
9You're So VainCarly SimonEnglishOutlaw
10Who Slapped John?Gene Vincent and his Blue Capsseverin
11Who Was That Masked ManVan Morrisonnosuchzone
12ZorroThe Chordettesmegadom
13SpidermanThe RamonesEnglishOutlaw
14The Man With No NameThe UpsettersParaMhor

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Songs That Start With a Chorus

Mar. 22, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Paul Hayes (Fuel)
At: The Guardian

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1She Loves YouThe BeatlesMaggie B
2I Want You to Want MeCheap TrickDarceysDad
3All the Things YouAreElla Fitzgeraldajostu
4AmerikaRammsteinFatherChewyLouie
5Let's DanceDavid BowieAddicks123
6Going Back to My RootsOdysseyDaddyPig
7Sad Sweet DreamerSweet SensationYippeeYouCantSeeMe
8T'Aint Whatcha Say It's Watcha DoLittle Estherargybargy
9The World Is YoursNasAnthonyGreendown
10Totally WiredThe Fallbllckchps
11Can't Take This No MoreBug ft Daddy FreddyScorchTheBlueDragon
12A FelicidadeJoão Gilbertoalexito
13Bury Me Deep in LoveThe Triffidsrichardw65
14ShoutTears for FearsAFictionHabit
15Dancing QueenAbbastevenjameshyde
16That's the Way (I Like It)KC and the Sunshine BandSpotTheWhopper
17(I Can't Get No) SatisfactionThe Rolling StonesRavi Raman

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Moon RiverAudrey HepburnSasha_Georgina
2Hit Git & SplitYoung Jessieargybargy
3LucilleLittle RichardFatherChewyLouie
4It's Not UnusualTom Jonesshazza2704
5Baby, Now That I've Found YouThe Foundationsuntergunther
6Heaven Must Be Missing an AngelTavaresshazza2704
7Le FreakChicDarceysDad
8Ring the AlarmTenor SawSnowshovel
9Sweet DreamsEurythmicssaneshane
10Because I'm MeThe Avalanchesuntergunther
11Heart of GlassBlondieAddicks123
12Family AffairSly and the Family StoneXanh_cay
13Sexy BoyAirSasha_Georgina
14Ms. JacksonOutKastSasha_Georgina
15My Love is Getting StrongerCliff Noblesattwilightlarks
16Beat SurrenderThe JamBungeeBill
17We're Not Going to take ItTwisted Sisterbllckchps
18Paradise CityGuns 'n' Rosesstevenjameshyde
19What Are They Doing in Heaven TodayMogwaiRavi Raman
20It's Nobody's Fault But MineBlind Willie Johnsonsonofwebcore

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Songs Featuring Harmonica

Mar. 21, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Ralph Brown (magicman)
At: Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistHarmonica PlayerNominated by
1Man With a HarmonicaEnnio MorriconeFranco de GeminiIan Cuthbert
2Orange Blossom SpecialCharlie McCoyCharlie McCoymegadom
3Blue LightLittle WalterLittle WalterBeltway Bandit
4Walking BluesButterfield Blues BandPaul ButterfieldRavi Raman
5AlfieStevie WonderStevie Wondermegadom
6Good Morning Little SchoolgirlSonny Boy Williamson ISonny Boy Williamson IUncleben
7The Blues Had a Baby (And They Called It Rock 'n' Roll)Muddy WatersJames CottonAltraEgo
8Whammer JammerJ. Geils BandMagic Dickalfie hisself
9The Genevieve WaltzLarry AdlerLarry AdlerBeltway Bandit
10EasyBig Walter HortonBig Walter Hortonattwilightlarks
11Room To MoveJohn MayallJohn Mayall ShivSidecar
12Brown BalladQuincy JonesToots ThielemansAlBahooky
13Midnight CowboyJohn BarryToots ThielemansToffeeBoy

B List

 TitleArtistHarmonica PlayerNominated by
1Prison BluesJohn LomaxAlexdeanofromoz
2Not Fade AwayThe Rolling StonesBrian Jonesmegadom
3Chicago BreakdownDoctor RossDoctor RossUncleben
4Steppin' In ItHerbie HancockStevie Wondernosuchzone
5Fruta BoaToots ThielemanToots Thielemansuntergunther
6Run AroundBlues TravelerJohn Popperamylee
7Willie Brown BluesRy CooderSonny TerryRavi Raman
8I Want to Take You HigherSly & the Family StoneSly StoneAltraEgo
9Just a FeelingCharlie MusselwhiteCharlie MusselwhiteRavi Raman
10Twenty Yards BehindDr. FeelgoodLee BrilleauxFunkbrother69
11Livin' On the HighwayNico Wayne ToussaintNico Wayne ToussaintAndrew Morrissey
12Your Funeral My TrialSonny Boy Williamson IISonny Boy Williamson IIBeltway Bandit
13Living in a Hard LandChris WilsonChris Wilsondeanofromoz
14On the Road AgainCanned HeatAlan Wilsonseverin

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