Songs About Gangs

Nov. 2, 2022
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 TitleArtistNominated by
1We Are the BoyzPulpMax Visconta Nuclerosea
2Rebel GirlBikini KillMax Visconta Nuclerosea
3London GangsSaultUncleben
4Sorority GirlsMommy Long LegsUncleben
5Can I Join Your BandThe CreationTarquinSpodd
6Crew LoveDrake magicman
7Jet Set JuntaThe Monochrome SetTraktor Albatrost
8Show MeDexys Midnight RunnersCarpgate
9Bad Man PosseeJunior MurvinTatankaYotanka
10All Things Are Quite SilentShirley CollinsShivSidecar
11Lippy KidsElbowShivSidecar
12JunglelandBruce Springsteentincanman
13Baader MeinhofCabaret VoltaireMussoliniHeadkick

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1I'm a Leather BoyLeather BoyTarquinSpodd
2New UniformThe Outsidersseverin
3Travel in PacksThe DevotchkasCarpgate
4Hail! Hail! The Gang's All Here!Irving Kauffman & Columbia QuartetteMarconius7
5Boys About TownThe TimesShivSidecar
6Out on the StreetsThe Shangri-LasMax Visconta Nuclerosea
7VictimisedChaos UKCarpgate
8The Love GangThe RaveonettesTraktor Albatrost
9Rock a BillChron GenCarpgate
10Staring at the Rude BoysThe RutsMax Visconta Nuclerosea
11Rudies All AroundJoe WhiteTarquinSpodd
12The Boys from AlabamaDrive-By TruckersFred Erickson
13Clube da EsquinaMilton Nascimentopejepeine

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Songs About Music as Nutrition

Aug. 3, 2022
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 TitleArtistNominated by
1Milkcow Blues BoogieElvis PresleyMarconius7
2Move Your FeetJunior SeniorIsabelleForshaw
3Rave OnBuddy HollyShivSidecar
4Lilizela MlilizeliMahlathini and the Mahotella QueensTarquinSpodd
5Add Some Music to Your DayThe Beach BoysSweetHomeAlabama
6Listen to the BandThe MonkeesTarquinSpodd
7Get in the GrooveThe HeptonesNicko
8Eat the MusicKate Bushseverin
9Sleep on the Left SideCornershophappyclapper
10Pomps and PrideToots and the MaytalsGeorge Boyland
11Levi Stubbs' TearsBilly Braggmegadom
12LivingstonMary Chapin Carpentertincanman
13XOYOThe Passagemegadom

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1BloomsdaySamantha Craintincanman
2I Can Hear MusicThe Beach Boysmagicman
3Uptown GirlBilly JoelLoud Atlas
4The Song Is YouCannonball Adderleymagicman
5People Want MusicThe ControllersFred Erickson
6I Want to Take You HigherSly and the Family StoneNicko
7Music in the WombThe Chameleonsvanwolf2
8Music Takes Me UpMr. ScruffNicko
9Handsworth RevolutionSteel PulseMaki
10Boogie ChillenJohn Lee HookerIsabelleForshaw
11Orange JuiceStanley Brinks & the Wave Picturesmegadom
12The Whole House Is SingingAlasdair RobertsUncleben
13Listen to the MusicThe Doobie BrothersBanazirGalbasi

Songs About Nothing

Sept. 29, 2021
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1There's a Lull in My LifeElla FitzgeraldNilpferd
2Je Ne Regrette RienÉdith Piafswawilg
3Nothing but a HeartacheThe FlirtationsPop Off!
4All or NothingSmall Facesswawilg
5Buy Nothing DayThe Go! Teamvastariner
6My ZeroEzra FurmanShoegazer
7Nothin'Townes Van ZandtNicko
8For No OneThe Beatlesamylee
9Harold and JoeThe Curehappyclapper
10Oh! Sweet Nuthin'The Velvet Undergroundseverin
11VoidLil Nas Xajostu
12Nothing Compares 2 USinead O'ConnorUncleben
13I Need YouNick Cave & the Bad SeedsMussoliniHeadkick

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1NothingJohn Cooper ClarkeIsabelleForshaw
2Nothin'The Ugly DucklingsMarconius7
3Nothing to DoJoysideTarquinSpodd
4Nothing and NowhereThe FitsCarpgate
5Here We Are NowhereStiff Little FingersMakinavaja
6Sêmassa (Zéro+Zéro)Orchestre T.P. Poly-Rythmo de CotonouNicko
7Nothin' Iz NewHirth MartinezFred Erickson
8She iI Beyond Good and EvilThe Pop Groupmagicman
9All for NothingEbony Alleyneseverin
10Yr Body Is NothingBoy Harshervanwolf2
11Time of NoughtPiers FacciniAlaricmc
12No Words, No ThoughtsSwansVikingchild
13The Emptiness of NothingnessAmorphous AndrogynousBanazirGalbasi

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Songs About Wheels

Feb. 3, 2021
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1Roadhouse BluesThe DoorsIsabelleForshaw
2Do It AgainSteely DanOliveButler
3RollingMichael Kiwanukamagicman
4Walk the Proud LandBunny WailerNicko
5Proud MaryIke & Tina Turneramylee
6The WheelSohnLoud Atlas
7Truer Than the WheelAndrew Beaujonuneasy listening
8Russian RouletteThe LimiñanasShoegazer
9Ferris WheelsI Am KlootToffeeBoy
10Catherine WheelsCrowded HouseToffeeBoy
11Catherine WheelMia SheardBanazirGalbasi
12Lush LifeBilly Strayhorn with Kay Davisnosuchzone
13WheelsMark Laneganhappyclapper

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1Big WheelTori Amosswawilg
2Four Wheel WheelieSugar Minott & Charlie ChaplinUncleben
3Wilderness WheelJane SiberryTatankaYotanka
4Sophisticated WheelsGabor Szabopejepeine
5The True WheelBrian Enoseverin
6Wheel and Turn MeLord Flea & the Jamaican CalypsoniansTarquinSpodd
7Big WheelsElectric Light OrchestraOliveButler
8Wheels Spinning SadlyThe Parking LotFred Erickson
9Wheel of FortuneNick Garriemegadom
10Catherine's WheelThe Electric String BandShivSidecar
11God Save Our Young BloodBØRNS & Lana Del Reyphilipphilip99
12Just NowJohn Martynnosuchzone
13Big WheelErik TruffazNilpferd

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Songs With Great Keyboards

May 13, 2020
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1Swanee River BoogieAlbert AmmonsRavi Raman
2Good Golly, Miss MollyLittle RichardSongBarLandlord
3Happy New YearBeverleyvastariner
4Time of the SeasonThe ZombiesShivSidecar
5Love Action (I Believe in Love)The Human LeagueAltraEgo
6Bizarre Love TriangleNew Orderhappyclapper
7Step OnHappy MondaysUncleben
8Saturn 5Inspiral Carpetshappyclapper
9I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango)Grace Jonesajostu
10GiantThe TheNilpferd
11HeartbeatsThe KnifeIsabelleForshaw
12StepVampire Weekendamylee
13HopoponoGoGo PenguinFretlessBasser
14LifeJames BookerSeth Miller
15The Sweetest GirlScritti PolittiMogdog

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1Ain't That a ShameFats Domino9hairs9knots
2CherokeeArt TatumBanazirGalbasi
3Boogie RebopPiano RedTarquinSpodd
4On the ReboundFloyd Cramer9hairs9knots
5Honky CatElton Johnmagicman
6Monkey SpannerDave and Ansell CollinsShivSidecar
7My ConversationThe Uniquesmagicman
8How Can We Hang On to a DreamTim Hardinattwilightlarks
9Inflammatory WitJoanna NewsomSkippyisaCult
10Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' OnJerry Lee LewisRavi Raman
11Drown in My Own TearsRay CharlesNicko
12That's the Way God Planned ItBilly Prestonseverin
13Raga Megh MalharCharanjit SinghRavi Raman
14Plastic DreamsJaydeePopOff!
15ChameleonHerbie HancockTarquinSpodd
16Temperature Is RisingOtis Spanntincanman
17MemorialSusanne Sundførbarbryn
18Walk Spirit, Talk SpiritMcCoy TynerNilpferd

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Songs With Similes

Dec. 4, 2019
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1WowBeck9hairs9knots
2RattlesnakesLloyd Cole & the CommotionsUncleben
3Wear Your Love Like HeavenDefinition of SoundIsabelleForshaw
4The Love I Saw in You Was Just a MirageSmokey Robinson & the Miraclesmagicman
5Gone with the Wind Is My LoveRita and the Tiarasattwilightlarks
6If It's MagicStevie Wonderswawilg
7KangarooThis Mortal CoilMussoliniHeadkick
8Bird on a WireLeonard CohenRavi Raman
9Like Someone in LoveChet Bakermegadom
10BallerinaVan Morrison9hairs9knots
11Guiss GuissCheikh LôNicko
12Ramble on RoseGrateful DeadChris7572
13Whipping PostThe Allman Brothers Bandamylee

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1Love Is Like a ButterflyDolly Partonphilipphilip99
2Funkier Than a Mosquito's TweeterIke and Tina Turner9hairs9knots
3My PhilosophyBoogie Down Productionsmagicman
4Bumble BeeLaVern BakerTraktor Albatrost
5That's AmoreDean Martinajostu
619 Dias y 500 NochesJoaquin SabinaMakinavaja
7PainkillerIceagevanwolf2
8Pierrot the ClownPlaceboLeaveitallbehind
9Pachuco CadaverCaptain Beefheart & his Magic BandDerek Bum
10RainmakerSparklehorsehappyclapper
11Fresh as a Sweet Sunday MorningBert JanschSuzi
12Softly, as in a Morning SunriseAbbey LincolnSeth Miller
13Wrecking BallGillian Welchbarbryn

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Songs About Parades

July 10, 2019
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1The Love ParadeThe Undertonessonofwebcore
2The Pageant of the BizarreZero 7OliveButler
3Parades Go ByThe Magnetic FieldsUncleben
4Meet De Boys on the BattlefrontBo Dollis & the Wild MagnoliasNicko
5Wheel Inside the WheelMary Gauthiertreefrogdemon
6I'll Take You ThereThe Staple Singerssonofwebcore
7Parade of ClownsMary Coughlanseverin
8Junko PartnerDr. John9hairs9knots
9ParadeKimya DawsonShoegazer
10The March of the WorkersDarren Haymanmegadom
11My Name Is CarnivalJackson C. FrankShivSidecar
12Headlights on the ParadeThe Blue NileToffeeBoy
13SaetaMiles DavisMakinavaja

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1La ReinaReina RepublicanaMakinavaja
2ȚiganeascaFanfare CiocărliaNilpferd
3Street ParadeEarl KingNicko
4CaravanDuke EllingtonNicko
5We Shall Walk Through the Streets to the CityDejan's Olympia Brass Bandmagicman
6Go to the Mardi GrasProfessor Longhair9hairs9knots
7Doh Drop the TempoThe Mighty SparrowNicko
8UrumbuThaikkudam BridgeRavi Raman
9One Last ParadeGrand Drivehappyclapper
10Jack of All ParadesElvis Costelloswawilg
11Jackboot DemocratsLeon RosselsonTatankaYotanka
12Ramshackle Day ParadeJoe Strummer & the Mescalerossonofwebcore
13La Passerella d'AddioNina RotaSeth Miller

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Songs About Crisis

Jan. 23, 2019
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1Ball of ConfusionThe Temptationsbishbosh
2CeremonyNew OrderSkydog7
3ShowdownKenny Carterattwilightlarks
4My World Fell DownSagittariusShivSidecar
5Crisis of MineThe UndertonesUncleben
6Cracking UpNick Lowemegadom
7I've Been Waiting for Tomorrow (All of My Life)The TheNilpferd
8Europe Is LostKate TempestShoegazer
9NeptuneThe PooziesSuzi
10CrisisAnohniseverin
11Wake Up EverybodyHarold Melvin & the Blue NotesDiscoMonster
12On the NickelTom Waitsswawilg
13Brain Damage / EclipsePink FloydSuzi
14Two MargarinesJohn ShuttleworthOliveButler

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1DigitalJoy DivisionDerek Bum
2Upside DownThe Jesus and Mary ChainMussoliniHeadkick
3Crisis IdentityOxymoronCarpgate
4DownloadingNegativlandSweetHomeAlabama
5Heimdalsgate Like a Promethean Curseof Montrealvastariner
6Life Is MeanThe Tiger LiliesOliveButler
7State of EmergencySweet Honey in the RockSeth Miller
8Think for a MinuteThe Housemartinsmegadom
9I Think It's Going to Rain TodayRandy NewmanSuzi
10Car CrashThe CandyskinsNoodsy
11Canvey IslandBritish Sea Powerhappyclapper
12Dinosaur SexEmmy the GreatShoegazer
13Things A Get from Bad to WorseThe EthiopiansJamesowen475

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Songs About Fractions

Sept. 26, 2018
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At: The Song Bar

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1TaxmanThe Beatlesmegadom
2Obscurity KnocksThe Trashcan Sinatrasbishbosh
31 Hour 1/2 AgoRain ParadeShivSidecar
4Mein HerrLiza MinnelliGreatGrendel
5Definition of a KingTwo Kings in a Cipherpejepeine
6DelawareDrop NineteensSkydog7
799 and 1/2Mavis StaplesSeth Miller
844 BluesMemphis Slim & Willie DixonRavi Raman
9Halfway to ParadiseBilly FuryBeltway Bandit
10Half the Perfect WorldMadeleine Peyrouxseverin
11A Very Small Piece of the Real WorldRobb JohnsonTatankaYotanka
12InchwormKurt Wagner Shoegazer
13Cassava PieceAugustus PabloUncleben

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1Sixty Minute ManBilly Ward & his DominoesNicko
2Quarter to ThreeGary U.S. BondsTarquinSpodd
3Three Into Two Won't GoZZ Hillnosuchzone
4Splitting in TwoAlternative TVuneasy listening
5Eric the Half a BeeMonty Pythonsonofwebcore
6Half Cut, Wholly YoursJackBethnoir
7Half Heaven, Half HeartacheGene PitneyMarconius7
8Eight Men, Four WomenO. V. Wrightattwilightlarks
9Three Pieces of My HeartBella HardySuzi
10Half CasteThin Lizzyphilipphilip99
11Quatre MainsdEUShappyclapper
12Half OunceJoe Gibbs & the Professionalsmagicman
13Pearl of the QuarterSteely DanToffeeBoy

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Striking Album Endings

June 20, 2018
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At: The Song Bar

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1So Here I ComeNeneh Cherryseverin
2BikePink FloydShivSidecar
3There, There, My DearDexys Midnight Runnersattwilightlarks
4A World AloneLordeEnglishOutlaw
5KicksFKA twigsFretlessBasser
6Medicine 4 My PainLynden David Hallnosuchzone
7The Big SleepBat for LashesBethnoir
8Tender Is the Night (The Long Fidelity)The Triffidsbishbosh
9StarshipPaul Kantner & Jefferson StarshipTempusfugit
10You Set the SceneLovemegadom
11Moonlight MileThe Rolling Stonesamylee
12I Can't WinRy Coodermagicman
13ElectroliteR.E.M.megadom

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1Love SpreadsThe Stone RosesAltraEgo
2Time of the SeasonThe Zombiesmegadom
3Bitters EndRoxy Musicseverin
4Call of the WildJimi TenorUncleben
5Caribbean FestivalKool & the GangAlBahooky
6PricSuper Furry Animalshappyclapper
7In Bluer SkiesEcho and the BunnymenCarpgate
8FreebirdLynyrd SkynyrdLeaveitallbehind
9Whipping PostThe Allman Brothers BandSkydog7
10Wars of ArmageddonFunkadelicNicko
11The Bewlay BrothersDavid Bowieseverin
12Brain Damage / EclipsePink FloydRavi Raman
13Happy TrailsQuicksilver Messenger Service9hairs9knots

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