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

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 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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Electronic Music to 1983

June 6, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Ralph Brown (magicman)
At: Song Bar

A List

 Song TitleArtistNominator
1The Swan Clara Rockmore (composer Camille Saint-Saëns)megadom
2Love Don't Live Here AnymoreRose Roycenosuchzone
3TimewhysTonto's Expanding HeadbandUncleben
4WatussiHarmoniamegadom
5The GnomeEmerson, Lake & Palmer (composer: Mussorgsky)Joelle
6PortofinoRaymond ScottUncleben
7Behind the MaskYellow Magic Orchestraphilipphilip99
8SOSAbbaParaMhor
9FlamingoTodd Rundgren9hairs9knots
10Back Street LuvCurved AirShivSidecar
11Electric GardenConrad Schnitzlermegadom
12St. Elmo's FireBrian EnoDjinnjaha
13NeukölnDavid Bowiemegadom
14Doctor Who ThemeDelia Derbyshireattwilightlarks
15Création Du MondeVangelisBanazirGalbasi
16The Fifth Wave: Water LullabySuzanne CianiDiscoMonster

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Planet RockAfrika Bambaataabishbosh
2Hatgini TaniAl Massrienuntergunther
3I'm the OneAnnette PeacockTatankaYotanka
4SunrainAshraRavi Raman
5PhaedraTangerine Dreammegadom
6Répons: Section OnePierre Boulezmegadom
7Test CardThis Heatmegadom
8The Ice Cream ManThe TornadosFretlessBasser
9Battle With the Invisible MonsterLouis & Bebe Barronphilipphilip99
10Venusian Summer Suite Pt. 2Lenny WhiteBanazirGalbasi
11Legend Days are OverBeaver & KrauseShivSidecar
12TanzmusikKraftwerkmegadom
13Gossipo PerpetuoJean-Jacques PerreySweetHomeAlabama
14Rainbow ChaserNirvana UKShivSidecar
15GeradewohlRoedeliusmegadom
16FunkytownLipps Inc. SweetHomeAlabama

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Great Solo Performances

May 31, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: nilpferd
At: The Guardian

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Peace PieceBill Evansflorian7
2That Joke Isn't Funny AnymoreJanice Whaleybarbryn
3AngieBert JanschYippeeYouCantSeeMe
4Atlantic CityBruce SpringsteenAddicks123
5Tom's DinerSuzanne VegaOlivesNightie
6Portrait of TracyJaco Pastoriuslachute
7Whitman's WoodJohn Surmanuntergunther
8PeauxKuniko KatoXanh_cay
9Another Man's Done GoneOdettaattwilightlarks
10Alla L'aa KeToumani DiabatéLyntonCrosby
11Hard Time Killing Floor BluesSkip Jamesonarope
12Monkey FistPhillip RoebuckShoegazer

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Sketch for SummerDurutti ColumnHarryPilling
2The Saturday BoyBilly Braggdylan37
3Nothing in RamblingMemphis MinnieBeyondOurKev
4Fascinating RhythmJacob CollierXanh_cay
5Round MidnightJoe Passsonofwebcore
6I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)Thelonius Monkuntergunther
7Moondog's SymphonyMoondogbllckchps
8TodiCharanjit SinghRavi Raman
9Squarepusher ThemeSquarepusherLagado
10Nobody's Fault But MineBlind Willie JohnsonXanh_cay

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Songs About Non-Alcoholic Drinks

May 30, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: uneasy listening
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Here Comes AliceJesus & Mary Chainhappyclapper
2Glass of WaterThe Lithicsvanwolf2
3Let's Go Get CokesThe FactionSkydog7
4Diet CokeThe Priestsvanwolf2
5Hot ChocolateShonen KnifeTarquinSpodd
6IsotopacolaChineapple PunxCarpgate
7Lemon TeaSheena & the RokketsTarquinSpodd
8Hot Chocolate BoyBeat HappeningUncleben
9And In a NutshellChumbawambamegadom
10Hot MilkJackie Mittoonilpferd

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Deeper WellEmmylou HarrisSuzi
2Bring a Little Water, SylvieLeadbellyTarquinSpodd
3Jailer Bring Me WaterBobby Darindeanofromoz
4I'd Rather Drink the Muddy WaterCats and the Fiddleseverin
5Cool Drink of Water BluesTommy Johnsonmagicman
6Cool WaterSons of the Pioneersseverin
7Bread and Water BluesKid Stormy Weathermagicman
8It MekDesmond DekkerTarquinSpodd
9You Don't Miss Your WaterWilliam BellNicko
10Agua de BeberAstrud Gilbertomagicman

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