Songs With Sudden Changes

Mar. 15, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Pairubu
At: The Guardian

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Child in TimeDeep PurpleLyntonCrosby
2Ramble TambleCreedence Clearwater Revivalhudswell
3The SleepwalkersVan Der Graaf Generatormagicman
4The Musical BoxGenesisnigeljones
5QuestionMoody BluesCora Duncan
6The SpiritMagnumHopelessCase
7Fade to BlackMetallicaHopelessCase
8Dick AroundSparksphilipphilip99
9Vaporum PupuraAlzheimerajostu
10WinterThe Falldave56
11Green LightLordeEnglishOutlaw
12On the RadioDonna SummerSpotTheWhopper
13SouvenirsVoyageSpotTheWhopper
14KizoleleSomo Somo and Mose Se Sengo Fan FanXanh_cay
15Goodbye to LoveCarpentersCora Duncan

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Kaleidoscope (In My Head)The Lovesvastariner
2Smokin' Banana PeelsThe Dead MilkmenDougal
3Post-Tour, Pre-JudgementAereogrammeDarceysDad
4The HideawayThe Young Generationvastariner
5StayShakespeare's SisterLikewhatever
6PorcupineEcho and the Bunnymenwyngatecarpenter
7As the Years Go ByMashmakhanmikedow
8Stuff's WeirdMischief BrewEnglishOutlaw
9Coin-Operated BoyDresden DollsDougal
10CalypsoSpiderbaitIsabelleForshaw
11Oh What a WorldRufus WainwrightLagado
12Acid TracksPhuturegavernism
13EloiseBarry RyanWaynewod
14Miklagard OvertureTurisasBungeeBill
15Defecting GreyThe Pretty Thingsd33pf1x

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Songs About Compass Points

Mar. 8, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Scott Blair (misterbadexample)
At: The Guardian

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1CompassZella DayBlackCombe
2Sign of the Southern CrossBlack SabbathClare Munks
3Who Gives a Fuck Where You FromThree 6 MafiaNoMoreMrNice
4Cod Liver Oil and Orange JuiceHamish ImlachNaguchi
5Travelin' ThroughSmokey Robinsonbllckchps
6The RoadFrank TurnerTomwharvey
7SleipnirManowarQuackle
8Never Go WestSeasick SteveGeofffawcett
9I'm Going to the WestSteve Tilston,Peter Jones
10CalifornicationRed Hot Chili PeppersFretlessBasser
11BordersM.I.A.SpotTheWhopper
12RenegadeWarren Zevonthoughtballoons
13Magnetic NorthAlestormkoinuchan

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1That's What I Like About the WestTex WilliamsLyntonCrosby
2That's What I Like About the SouthCommander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmenmikedow
3I'm From Further North Than YouThe Wedding PresentShoegazer
4That Much Further WestLuceroDavid Kelly
5Smooth OperatorSadeIsabelleForshaw
6Northern Piano (Hardcore Piano Mix)UltraworldGoldie Dee
7Stand R.E.M.happyclapper
8The Lord is Gracious and CompassionateVineyard Worship MusicWordChazer
9Western SkyAmerican Music Clubsourpus
10Way Down in the HoleBlind Boys of AlabamaLondon2471
11The Black LightCalexicoAlfhartagain
12Raggle Taggle GypsyPlanxtyGreatGrendel
13West African SafariSir Victor UwaifoLyntonCrosby
14North, South, East and WestThe Churchmachenback
15Going SouthNils Lofgrenjust john

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Songs About Time Travel

Mar. 7, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: EnglishOutlaw
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Iron ManBlack SabbathRavi Raman
2Year 3000Bustedbishbosh
3If I Had a Time Machine, That Would Be FreshMC Larsdeanofromoz
4If I Had My Time AgainGroundhog Day Original Broadway CastFlatfrog
5Halloween NightAKB48Hoshino Sakura
6Let's Go Round AgainAverage White Bandattwilightlarks
7Time MachineDavid ChildersTatankaYotanka
8Sing Me Back HomeThe Grateful DeadChris7572
9NostalgiaBuzzcocksvanwolf2
10Walter CarlosMomusuneasy listening
11The Consequences of Time Travel (Part 1)Vernian ProcessBethnoir
12The Electromagnetic Azoth - UBIKSecret Chiefs 39hairs9knots

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Time MachineKevin Hearn and Thin Bucklephilipphilip99
2I Wanna Go BackEddie MoneySweetHomeAlabama
3Back Into the FutureMan ShivSidecar
4The Future NowPeter HammillTatankaYotanka
5Feels Like We Only Go BackwardsTame ImpalaBethnoir
6Stressed OutTwenty One PilotsUncleben
7One Man Wrecking MachineGusterphilipphilip99
8Tourist From TimenotyetThe SteppesShivSidecar
9Traveller in TimeUriah HeepUncleben
10Happening Ten Years Time AgoThe YardbirdsParaMhor
11Once Upon a TimeTony Bennettattwilightlarks
12Time MachineBeggars Operamegadom

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Songs About Fairness

Mar. 1, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Samantha Birchard (drunkenpanda)
At: The Guardian

A List

1NobodyRy CooderTomC49
2It Should've Been MeRay Charlesngoo
3She's Got YouPatsy ClineGreatGrendel
4These Boots Are Made For Walkin'Nancy SinatraMaggie B
5Ex-Factor Lauryn HillDougal
6Can You Get to ThatFunkadelicpussel
7At LastEtta JamesMussoliniheadkick
8Get the Right BalanceDepeche ModeDavid Kelly
9I.O.U.La'sphilipphilip99
10You Can't Always Get What You WantThe Rolling Stonesnormalnix

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Songs About Spain

Feb. 22, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Andrew Morrissey (Makinavaja)
At: The Guardian

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Spanish Civil War SongPhil Ochsalbert23
2FarucaSabicassonofwebcore
3Spanish DancerSteve Winwoodmamamunho
4MediterráneoJoan Manuel SerratRaelyBay
5Volando VoyCamarón de la Isladeanrake2
6Ni Tú Ni NadieAlaska y Dinaramamarcoschoir
7SpainStranglershappyclapper
8Mujer Contra MujerMecanominutehands
9Alcazaba (Media Granaína)Estrella MorenteFintan28
10Vente pá MadridKetamaGreatGrendel
11Chove en SantiagoLuar na Lubrethedoc
12Playa del CarmenPaco de Lucíamikedow

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Maldito DuendeHéroes del Silenciodedalus77uk
2Escuela de CalorRadio FuturaFintan28
3Spanish NightsBlackmore's NightClare Munks
4Spanish CaravanThe Doorsbllckchps
5Rumba de BarcelonaManu Chaosteenbeck
6FiestaThe PoguesGreatGrendel
7Always the CauseAl StewartBeltwayBandit
8Bahía de CádizCamarón de la IslaBeltwayBandit
9Spanish BombsThe ClashLondon2471
10Rumba ArgelinaRadio TarifaThesubhuman
11Si Yo Tuviera una EscobaLos Sirexphilipphilip99
12El RelicarioImperio ArgentinaMartin D. Kilgore
13Mediterranean SundanceAl Di Meola, Paco de Lucía & John McLaughlinGreatGrendel
14Concierto de AranjuezMiles DavisAddicks123

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Songs That Made You Fall in Love With Music

Feb. 15, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Paul Hayes (Fuel)
At: The Guardian

A List

Song TitleArtistNominated By
1Nag Nag NagCabaret VoltaireMussolinikickhead
2Over the BorderSaint Etiennebishbosh
3Ronnie Scott MamboMachito and His Salsa Big BandAlexito
4Wana WanyikaSimba WanyikeLyntonCrosby
5Morning Mood from Peer GyntEdvard GriegSuzi
6True Love WaysBuddy HollyLeeleeelge
7MotörheadMotörheadthesubhuman
8Paper SunTrafficsonofwebcore
9Boys From the County HellThe PoguesShoegazer
10Don't GoYazoophilipphilip99
11Ride on TimeBlack Boxuntergunter
12E-Bow the LetterR.E.M.Benzedrine
13Around (Solomun Vox Mix)Noir & Hazeour ed
14All BluesMiles Davisnilpferd
15Tell Me When It's OverDream Syndicatesaneshane

Rather than a B List, Fuel linked to “a playlist of songs that were on the A List at one point or another”. It has 79 songs on it – too many to list here as B List, but here’s the link!

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Songs About Rendezvous

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

A List

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

B List

 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 Stationdrunkenpanda
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 Obsession

Feb. 1, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Samantha Birchard (drunkenpanda)
At: The Guardian

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Outside the Trains Don't Run on TimeGang of Fourseverin
2Everything in Its Right PlaceRadioheadShoegazer
3FerocisimoJuana Molinanilpferd
4GirlsBeatrice EliStevenFlanagan
5She Drives Me CrazyFine Young CannibalsIsabelleForshaw
6Mad About the BoyDinah Washingtonmagicman
7My Elusive DreamsMoses and Joshua Dillardattwilightlarks
8IndexSteven Wilsonajostu
9Ted, Just Admit ItJane's Addictionhappyclapper
10The Easy BluesJohn MartynLagado

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Songs With Great Drumming

Jan. 25, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Ralph Brown (magicman)
At: The Guardian

A List

 TitleArtistDrummerNominated by
1Adi TaalBickram GhoshBickram GhoshRavi Raman
2Total EclipseBilly CobhamBilly Cobhamshutupthelotofyou
3Lipstick VogueElvis Costello & the AttractionsPete ThomasMike Blakeney
4Ja FunmiKing Sunny AdeRasaki AladokunFuel
5Hold On, I'm ComingSam & DaveAl Jackson Jr.attwilightlarks
6Tobi IluArt Blakey & the Afro-Drum EnsembleArt BlakeyBeltwayBandit
7Be My BabyThe RonettesHal Blaineattwilightlarks
8El Rey Del TimbalTito PuenteTito Puentealexito
9LateralusToolDanny CareyCassandra Kelsey
10Coming In From the ColdBob Marley & the WailersCarlton BarrettRobin Layfield
11CaravanPapa Jo JonesPapa Jo Jonesgoldennuggets
12AjaSteely DanSteve GaddOldLutonian
13Tambourinaires de BukirasaziBurundi DrummersBurundi Drummersngoo

B List

 TitleArtistDrummerNominated by
1FireballDeep PurpleIan Paicegordonimmel
2Live WireThe MetersZigaboo Modelisteid99990000
3Do What You LikeBlind FaithGinger BakerSentimentalbloke
4Memphis in the MeantimeJohn HiattJim KeltnerTheNick
5The Glamorous LifeSheila ESheila EscovedoIsabelleForshaw
6Demons ThemeLTJ BukemDanny Williamsonnilpferd
7Happy JackThe WhoKeith MoonAtombowl28
8Roforofo FightFela KutiTony Allentricornhat
9Tom SawyerRushNeil Peartphilipphilip99
10Think (About It)Lyn CollinsClyde StubblefieldFuel
11Strings of LightYussef KamaalYussef Dayes, Kamaal WilliamsDaniel Towns
12Channel One SuiteBuddy RichBuddy RichSubjectiveSubject
13Easy WindGrateful DeadBill Kreutzmanndave56

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Songs About Industry & Manufacturing

Jan. 18, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Pairubu
At: The Guardian

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Industrial EstateThe Fallvanwolf
2IndustryHope of the Statesvanwolf
3ArmeniaEinstürzende Neubautenvammyp
4Mass ProductionIggy Popdave56
5Industrial LoveIn Strict Confidencechippiparai
6Genetic EngineeringOrchestral Manoeuvres in the DarkLondonTulip
7Hard Working ManCaptain Beefheartsonofwebcore
8MuscleboundSpandau BalletRobBarwick
9You Take Me UpThompson Twinsbishbosh
10Assembly LineThe Commodoresalexito
11Livin' On a PrayerBon JoviDougal
12Day Trip to BangorFiddler's DramNaguchi

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1MachinesGiorgio Moroderalbert23
2Let's Build a CarSwell Mapsvanwolf
3Running Back to SaskatoonThe Guess Whomikedow
4We Built This CityStarshipLondon2471
5CharlesThe Skidsbillycutshaw
6Peg and AwlCarolina Tar HeelsAlfhartagain
7PowerhouseRaymond Scottphilipphilip99
8Grand Coulee DamWoody GuthrieGreatGrendel
9Piss FactoryPatti SmithStevenFlanagan
10RautaKorpiklaanikoinuchan
11Cottage IndustryYeah Yeah NohShoegazer
12Steamhammer SamIntaferonWarren Neill
13IndustryHenry Cowredactedusername
14Life in a Northern TownDream Academybuskerdoo
15Work SongRobert Calvertd33pf1x
16KoneKotiteollisuusFuel

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