Songs About Deserts

June 7, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Scott Blair (misterbadexample)
At: The Guardian

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1In a Big CountryBig Countrybuskerdoo
2Midnight at the OasisBrand New HeaviesLuDux22
3ContrastCount FivePairubu
4Mon LégionnaireEdith Piafsuzi
5AtacamaCrisiladaargybargy
6Antarctica Starts HereJohn CalePairubu
7Mojave WintersBrenda KahnBlueMagus
8Shnitzled in the NegevShpongleScorchTheBlueDragon
9A Horse With No NameHorace AndyLyntonCrosby
10MirageSiouxsie and the BansheesShoegazer
11Traveller in the DesertTinariwenMussoliniheadkick
1229 PalmsRobert Plantmikedow

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1TenereBombinoonarope
2SaharaCamelSplishySploshy
3Desert KnightIhab DarwishameliaAD
4Hotter Than the Mojave in My HeartIris Dementjrowen81
5Desert RavenJonathan WilsonRichard Banks
6Desert SongMichael Schenker Groupphilipphilip99
7No One KnowsQueens of the Stone AgeDavid Kelly
8Dry is the DesertScreeching WeaselPairubu
9Charlton HestonStumpvastariner
10Pressure DropToots and the MaytalsLilyDale
11There's Just Nothing Better Than a BeardThe BeardsFatherChewyLouie
12The Sands of MexicoThe Chieftains ft Ry Cooderjrowen81
13He Told Her the City Was Killing HimThe DelinesDarceysDad
14Far From Any RoadThe Handsome Familyattwilightlarks2
15Nights Over EgyptThe Jones GirlsSpotTheWhopper

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Songs About Nursing and Healthcare

July 11, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Stephen Males (severin)
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1El Niño InseminadoVainica Doblepejepeine
2The NurseNurse (ナース)uneasy listening
3HospitalJesca Hoopbarbryn
4The NurseThe White StripesLeaveitallbehind
5The Lady With the LampCountry Joe McDonaldNicko
6Sister MorphineThe Rolling Stonesamylee
7PillsBo Diddleyuneasy listening
8When Under EtherPJ HarveyChris7572
9Ocean SprayManic Street Preachersphilipphilip99
10Night NurseSinead O'ConnorNicko
11Nursing HomeMinistryRavi Raman
12No Profit in PainGruff Rhysphilipphilip99

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1I'm in Love With an RAF NurseTigerhappyclapper
2TwistedJoni Mitchellnosuchzone
3HealthParsnipuneasy listening
4Crash Course in Brain SurgeryBudgieShivSidecar
5PinheadThe Ramonesamylee
6A Nurse's Life is Full of WoeBilly BraggNicko
7Under the DoctorPoison Girlsuneasy listening
8Doctor DoctorThe WhoShivSidecar
9HealthcareThe TaxpayersEnglishOutlaw
10Nurse JulieThe Buff MedwaysPanthersan
11St. James InfirmaryBillie and De De and Their Preservation Hall Jazz Banduneasy listening
12A & EGoldfrappbarbryn
13MedicineThe Black Angelsvanwolf2
14You're My RemedyThe MarvelettesNicko
15TB BluesChampion Jack DupreeRavi Raman
16DNRJesca Hoopbarbryn
17She's a NurseThe Raw Herbsvanwolf2
18Doctor on the GoLee PerryUncleben
19DecemberFrida Hyvönenbarbryn
20Thank the NurseCountry Joe McDonaldNicko
21State HospitalFrightened RabbitToffeeBoy
22Lady Godiva's OperationThe Velvet UndergroundShivSidecar
23Avant GardenerCourtney BarnettUncleben
24Hospital ProblemsA Spectre is Haunting Europevanwolf2

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Underwater Songs

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

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
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 LifetimeAngelique KidjoStevenFlanagan
10Palace of the BrinePixiesbllckchps
11WaterSugarcubesMrCanoehead
12Under IceKate BushGoldie Dee
13Let the Mermaids Flirt With MeMississippi John Hurtjrowen81

B List

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

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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 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 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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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 New Orleans

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

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1My Dawlin' New OrleansL'il Queenie and 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

B List

 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-MoJanes "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 Family

May 17, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Gary Willis (Fintan28)
At: The Guardian

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Family AffairSly and the Family StoneWordChazer
2Coming Around AgainCarly Simonflorian7
3Shame and Scandal in the FamilyShawn ElliottLyntonCrosby
4Family PortraitPinktoothill
5The FogKate Bushdavidabsalom
6Galway and MayoThe Saw Doctorsgordonimmel
7The Picture BookThe KinksFMastropolo
8The HouseAir Traffic ControllerShoegazer
9Family ReunionJill Scottorganicplastic
10Stay Up LateTalking HeadsStevenFlanagan
11I Love You Like a BrotherAlex LaheyStevenFlanagan
12Ode to the FamilyThe Cranberriessistayes

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1We Are FamilySister SledgeWordChazer
2Long Time GoneThe Dixie Chickshudswell
3I'm My Own GrandpaThe JestersForfallForAll
4Prodigal SonThe Rolling Stonesdave56
5OutfitDrive By TruckersDavid Kelly
6Island StyleJohn Cruzdrunkenpanda
7Grandpa's SongVika & Lindadeanofromoz
8Used CarsBruce SpringsteenYojimboMukairee
9When the Boat Comes InAlex Glasgowbllckchps
10Papa Don't PreachMadonnaWordChazer
11We're a Happy FamilyThe Ramonesunclearleo
12Consider YourselfCast of Oliverflorian7

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