Songs About Four-legged Livestock

Apr. 17, 2019
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Writer: George Boyland (sonofwebcore)

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1Cow Cow BoogieElla Mae Morsephilipphilip99
2Wooly BullySam the Sham & the PharaohsIsabelleForshaw
3Pig ManAmon Düül IITatankaYotanka
4Llama in My Living RoomAronChupa & Little Sis Noraphilipphilip99
5Ha Le Se Le Li KhannaHugh MasekelaNilpferd
6Ali Baba's CamelBonzo Dog Doo-Dah BandTraktor Albatrost
7My Lovely HorseThe Divine Comedyphilipphilip99
8Gan to the KyeThe Unthanksseverin
9BessieJane SiberryTatankaYotanka
10The Sheep SongThe Dresden Dollsphilipphilip99

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1Black Sheep of the FamilyQuatermassShivSidecar
2Cow SparklehorseNoodsy
3Misery GoatsPere UbuTatankaYotanka
4J. EdgarRy Cooderswawilg
5Milk Cow Calf's BluesRobert JohnsonRavi Raman
6Saddled the CowDr. JohnNicko
7The Banks of the NileFotheringaytreefrogdemon
8Milk Cow BluesPapa FreddieNicko
9HolotelaniNelcy SedibeNicko
10El Toro Y La LunaMikaelaMakinavaja

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Songs About Witches and Witchcraft

Apr. 17, 2019
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Writer: George Boyland (sonofwebcore)

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1Willie's LadyMartin Carthymegadom
2Witchin' Blue HoursTampa Redmagicman
3Voodoo WomanKoko TaylorRavi Raman
4Strange BrewCreamMussoliniHeadkick
5Witchcraft (For Your Love)The Temptationsphilipphilip99
6Dolly DaggerJimi HendrixIsabelleForshaw
7Which Craft is Witchcraft?Sharon Forresterpejepeine
8The Witch Queen of New OrleansRedboneattwilightlarks
9Debra KadabraFrank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention with Captain BeefheartNicko
10Brecon BeaconsSupergrassNoodsy
11Tiny Witch HunterHen OgleddSongBarLandlord
12BrujaLa Perlapejepeine
13BrujasPrincess Nokiapejepeine

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1Witch's TitRoyal TruxUncleben
2The WitchThe SonicsUncleben
3Witchcraft in the AirBettye Lavettephilipphilip99
4Wonderful WitchesThurston MooreUncleben
5You Must Be a WitchThe Lollipop Shoppemegadom
6WitchesCowboy Junkiesmegadom
7SpellboundSiouxsie and the Bansheesmegadom
8White HammerVan der Graaf GeneratorTatankaYotanka
9Big Black Witchcraft RockThe CrampsTarquinSpodd
10I Put a Spell On YouAudiencemagicman
11The Witch's PromiseJethro Tullswawilg
12My Girlfriend is a WitchOctober Countryuneasy listening
13SorceressReturn to Forevermegadom

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Songs About Suicide

Mar. 13, 2019
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Writer: George Boyland (sonofwebcore)

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1In a RutThe RutsShoegazer
2Hobo HeavenGroanboxTatankaYotanka
3HopeBjörkseverin
4Yere FagaOumou SangaréNilpferd
5Top YourselfThe Raconteursmegadom
6Goodnight IreneLeadbellyTarquinSpodd
7The Drowned LoversKate RusbySuzi
8SonnyThe Rubberbanditspejepeine
9Ailein DuinnKaren MathesonSuzi
10Floating in the ForthFrightened Rabbitbarbryn
11AsleepThe SmithsOliveButler
12Slow DeathFlamin' GrooviesShivSidecar
13Rock 'n' Roll SuicideDavid BowieOliveButler

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1Mad WorldGary Julesswawilg
2Exercise OneJoy DivisionOliveButler
3How to Save a LifeThe FrayEnglishOutlaw
4Mr. GrievesPixiesDerek Bum
51-800-273-8255Logicpejepeine
6Turning the Gun on MyselfTeddy Thompsonmagicman
7The BridgeDolly Partonmegadom
8Love You MoreBuzzcocksvanwolf2
9Stuff Up the CracksThe Mothers of InventionTarquinSpodd
10Sheath and KnifeEliza CarthySuzi
11TodaySmashing PumpkinsDiscoMonster
12Young Male Suicide Blessed By Invisible WomanJackie LevenTatankaYotanka
13Alone Again (Naturally)Gilbert O'Sullivanswawilg

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Songs Inspired By India

Aug. 2, 2018
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Writer: George Boyland (sonofwebcore)
At: The Guardian

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1Games People PlayJoe SouthIsabelleForshaw
2Within You Without YouThe Beatlesgordonimmel
3Wild Mountain HoneySteve Miller BandIsabelleForshaw
4Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)Stevie WonderIsabelleForshaw
5Mother IndiaFun-Da-MentalShoegazer
6Krishna BlueDavid SylvianEddyBamyasi
7New Way New LifeAsian Dub FoundationDarceysDad
8Guru SongThe Future Sound of London658spark
9Blue RagaDavy Grahamdave56
10Filhos de GandhiGiberto Gil & Jorge Bendrunkenpanda
11Bird in HandLee "Scratch" Perry & the UpsettersDenryMachin
12Ever So LonelyMonsoongordonimmel

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1HomelandsNitin Sawhneynilpferd
2Devotion No. 1Loop Guruphilipphilip99
3The Man From NagpurQuasimodenilpferd
4My Dark StarSuedeOlivesNightie
5Get Ur Freak OnMissy ElliottFatherChewyLouie
6Inside the Taj MahalPaul Hornnilpferd
7GovindaKula Shakergordonimmel
8Ravi ShankarDub SyndicateShoegazer
9The India SongBig StarGreatGrendel
10NadiaJeff Beckblackshadow
1166 MetresIndian Ropemanphilipphilip99
12IndiaShaktiSvenDog
13Raga BairagicCharanjit SinghSpotTheWhopper
14Three is a Green CrownThe Incredible String BandGreatGrendel
15Om Nama ShivayaSteve Hillageleedslily2
16Fifty Dollar HabitWilliam Bellphilipphilip99

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Underwater Songs

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

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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 LifetimeAngélique KidjoStevenFlanagan
10Palace of the BrinePixiesbllckchps
11WaterThe SugarcubesMrCanoehead
12Under IceKate BushGoldie Dee
13Let the Mermaids Flirt with MeMississippi John Hurtjrowen81

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

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Songs About New Orleans

May 24, 2018
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Writer: George Boyland (sonofwebcore)
At: The Guardian

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1My Dawlin' New OrleansL'il Queenie & the PercolatorsLyntonCrosby
2Steamboat StompJelly Roll Morton & his Red Hot Peppersmagicman
3New OrleansGary U.S. BondsAddicks123
4New Orleans (After the City)The Hot 8 Brass BandGreatGrendel
5The Lakes of PontchartrainPaul Bradysuzi
6Congo SquareSonny Landrethdave56
7Marie LaveauDr. JohnLyntonCrosby
8Lady MarmaladePatti LabelleFuel
9La Danse de Mardi GrasThe Balfa BrothersMussoliniheadkick
10Meet de Boys on the BattlefrontWild Tchoupitoulasngoo
11Later, On DecaturDave FerratoID877151
12Black RainBen Harperstevenjameshyde
13This CitySteve EarleGreatGrendel

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1HoustonMary Chapin Carpenterthoughtballoons
2Bourbon Street BluesLouis PrimaLyntonCrosby
3New Orleans FunctionLouis ArmstrongBeyondOurKev
4New Orleans The Staple SingersJustthem
5Street ParadeEarl Kingattwilightlarks
6Devil's QueenBlack Stone Cherrymisterbadexample
7Mardi Gras MamboThe Hawkettespmarfleet
8My Indian RedDr. JohnRavi Raman
9They Wore BlueOtis TaylorFuel
10Witch Queen of New OrleansRedboneRavi Raman
11Take Me to the Mardi GrasPaul SimonMaggie B
12Bourbon Street ParadeWynton Marsalisdrunkenpanda
13Jock-a-MoJames "Sugar Boy" CrawfordFMastropolo
14Canal Street BluesJohn Lee HookerStevenFlanagan
15Big Bad JohnJimmy DeanSpotTheWhopper
16Message to MichaelDionne Warwickseverin
17HomeCowboy MouthRavi Raman
18ChaptersCha Wauntergunther
19New Orleanian Love SongChristian Scott aTunde Adjuahnilpferd
20MagnoliaWilliam TopleyDarceysDad

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Songs About Loneliness

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

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1Tired of Being AloneAl GreenSpotTheWhopper
2Burning of the Midnight LampJimi Hendrixlachute
3CactusPixiesbllckchps
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

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 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 LonelyHüsker DüFuel
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 Rendezvous

Feb. 8, 2018
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Writer: George Boyland (sonofwebcore)
At: The Guardian

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 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 ManThe Velvet UndergroundGreatGrendel
10Willie the PimpFrank ZappaJames Bloor
11Down in the WoodsRichard Hawleyrichardw65
12Slip AwayClarence Carteripizzajohn
13Saturday MaybeThe Incredible String BandLyntonCrosby

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 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 Statondrunkenpanda
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 About Trees

Dec. 28, 2017
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Writer: George Boyland (sonofwebcore)
At: The Guardian

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1Christmas TreeKing StittBeltwayBandit
2The Tree Knows EverythingAdam F. ft Tracey ThornLuDux22
3Hickory WindThe Byrdszoomshot
4Willow TreeSeth Lakemansuzi
5Red Barked TreesWirewyngatecarpenter
6English TreesCrowded Housedeanofromoz
7It's All AroundThe Shamenvanwolf
8Cinnamon TreeEsperanza Spalding florian7
9I Was an Oak TreeJonathan Byrdsuzi
10A Day in the Life of a TreeThe Beach BoysYak3

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1Billy the MountainThe Mothers of Inventionmikedow
2London PlaneBig Big TrainHopelessCase
3Nothin' Shakin' (But the Leaves on the Trees)Eddie Fontainehudswell
4Whispering PinesThe BandAlfhartagain
5The Trees They Do Grow HighMartin Carthy & Dave SwarbrickzOOey
6Weeping Willow BluesBessie SmithStevenFlanagan
7The Tree The Incredible String BandFurryCanary
8Weeping Willow BluesThe VerveFowerCloud
9The 12 Days of ChristmasFrank KellyIsabelleForshaw
10Bury Me Under the Weeping WillowThe Carter FamilySkydog7
11El ArbolArgentinaMakinavaja
12Black Horse and the Cherry TreeKT TunstallLyntonCrosby
13Willow Weep for MeBillie Holidayattwilightlarks

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Songs Featuring Unlikely Collaborations

Nov. 30, 2017
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Writer: George Boyland (sonofwebcore)
At: The Guardian

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 ArtistNominated byTopic
1Justified and AncientThe KLF & Tammy Wynettebishbosh
2She Blinded Me With ScienceThomas Dolby & Magnus PykeShivSidecar
3Old CodgerThe Stranglers & George MellyMakinavaja
4It's Good to Be on the Road Back Home AgainCornershop & Paula Frazerhappyclapper
5I Love the Way You Dream1 Giant Leap, Michael Stipe & Asha Bhoslelloydybwoy1
6The Long RoadEddie Vedder & Nusrat Fateh Ali KhanRavi Raman
7The Beat of LoveTrilok Gurtu & Roop Kumarnilpferd
8Parce Mihi DomineJan Garbarek & The Hilliard Ensembleriverman21
9Happy LandUltramarine & Robert WyattFuel
10Bird SongThe Grateful Dead & Branford MarsalisChris7572
11Miss SarajevoPassengers (U2, Brian Eno & Luciano Pavarotti)DarceysDad
127 SecondsYoussou N'Dour & Neneh CherryLyntonCrosby
13Zaz Turned BlueWas (Not Was) & Mel TorméDarceysDad

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 ArtistNominated byTopic
1Portland, OregonJack White & Loretta LynnDarceysDad
2Open UpLeftfield & John LydonBeltwayBandit
3Walk This WayAerosmith & Run DMCbllckchps
4I'm Partial to Your AbracadabraPaul McCartney & the BlockheadsTomC49
5Scarlet TownChris Thile & Brad Mehldaunilpferd
6Electric Counterpoint IIISteve Reich & Pat Methenynilpferd
7Happiness StanSmall Faces & Stanley Unwinattwilightlarks
8Moonlight BayThe Beatles & Morecambe and WiseStevenFlanagan
9Buckets of rainBette Midler & Bob DylanMarconius7
10Lessons in SolidarityPaul Robeson & The Welsh Minersargybargy
11Sour SoulGhostface Killah & BadnotgoodAFictionHabit
12That Damaged GirlSevdaliza & A$AP Ferguntergunther
13FleanceThird Ear Band & Keith ChegwinShivSidecar

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