Songs About Crisis

Sept. 26, 2018
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Writer: ParaMhor

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
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 DownJesus and Mary ChainMussoliniHeadkick
3Crisis IdentityOxymoronCarpgate
4DownloadingNegativlandSweetHomeAlabama
5Heimdalsgate Like a Promethean CurseOf Montrealvastariner
6Life Is MeanThe Tiger LiliesOliveButler
7State of EmergencySweet Honey on the RockSeth Miller
8Think For a MinuteHousmartinsmegadom
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 Fixing, Repairing & Solving

Jan. 9, 2019
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Writer: Jocelyn Rose (treefrogdemon)

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1TrespassesPatti SmithUncleben
2No Pussy BluesGrindermanDiscoMonster
3The RoadBurning HellJohn Hindle
4The Talkin' Song Repair BluesAlan JacksonRavi Raman
5Duct Tape HeartBarenaked Ladiesphilipphilip99
6Even Steve McQueenRobb Johnson & the IrregularsTatankaYotanka
7Everybody's Slimmin'Slapp Happymegadom
8Your Arms Around MeJens Lekmanbarbryn
9Lily the PinkThe Scaffoldseverin
10No Rust on My SpadeOtis Gibbstincanman
11Sweet ArcadiaSaint Etiennemegadom
12Sons and DaughtersThe DecemberistsShoegazer

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1The Mending SongBagpuss and Friendspejepeine
2The BarrelMischief BrewEnglishOutlaw
3Heart-Fixing BusinessAlbert KingRavi Raman
4Trust Your MechanicThe Dead Kennedyshappyclapper
5The Umbrella ManFlanagan and Allenphilipphilip99
6Puncture RepairElbowLeaveitallbehind
7Let Me Fix My WeaveMissy Elliottbishbosh
8Bad ConnectionYazooParaMhor
9The Gas Man ComethFlanders and SwannSuzi
10Comes LoveJoni Mitchellseverin
11Get It FixedRosa Hendersonmagicman
12To Her DoorPaul KellyIsabelleForshaw
13Fixing a HoleThe Beatlesswawilg

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Songs That Sound Like Other Songs

Jan. 2, 2019
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Writer: Olive Butler

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 TitleArtistNominated byOther SongOther Song Artist
1Surfin' USAThe Beach BoysParaMhorSweet Little SixteenChuck Berry
2I Feel FineThe BeatlesmagicmanWatch Your StepBobby Parker
3That's Not My NameThe Ting TingsMussoliniHeadkickMickeyToni Basil
4Release the KrakenThe DaysleepersBethnoirDon't Fear the ReaperBlue Oyster Cult
5The Pony SoldiersSam SpenceSweetHomeAlabamaHang 'em HighBooker T and the MGs
6The Clarietta RagKevin AyersmegadomBeing for the Benefit of Mr. KiteThe Beatles
7ResurrectionThe AerovonsShivSidecarAcross the UniverseThe Beatles
8Follow Me to HellCadaver ClubEnglishOutlawEarth AngelMarvin Berry & the Starlighters
9The SingerTeiturAlison DempsterO SupermanLaurie Anderson
10Wild Cats of KilkennyThe PoguesShivSidecarDr. Who ThemeBBC Radiphonic Workshop
11TalkColdplayFretlessBsserComputer LoveKraftwerk
12Forget About YouThe MotorsFretlessBsserGrandstand ThemeKieth Mansfield

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 TitleArtistNominated byOther SongOther Song Artist
1BlockbusterThe SweetbishboshThe Jean GenieDavid Bowie
2Don't Worry BabyThe Beach BoysmagicmanBe My BabyThe Ronettes
3My Sweet LordGeorge HarrisonattwilightlarksHe's So FineThe Chiffons
4WarningGreen Day9hairs9knotsPicture BookThe Kinks
5I Love the Sound of Breaking GlassNick LoweFretlessBasserSound & VisionDavid Bowie
6Are You Gonna Be My Girl?JetLeaveitallbehindLust for LifeIggy Pop
7Prince CharmingAdam & the Antsphilipphilip99War CanoeRolf Harris
8Rikki Don't Lose That NumberSteely DanswawilgSong for My FatherHorace Silver
9Lady MadonnaThe BeatlesShivSidecarBad Penny BluesHumphrey Lyttleton Band
10Will I Die, Miss? Will I Die?Avishai CohenAbahachiNuit Sur Les Champs-ElyséesMiles Davis
11AfraidNicoseverinCanon in D MajorPachelbal

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Songs About Platonic Love

Sept. 19, 2018
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Writer: EnglishOutlaw
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Friend of OursElbowphilipphilip99
2The Perfect SpaceAvett BrothersSkydog7
3How Can I Tell Him?Jens Lekmanbarbryn
4When He Loved MeSarah McLachlanBanazirGalbasi
5That's One You Owe MeJohnny CashIsabelleForshaw
6Stevie's SongBob Evansdeanofromoz
7I See a DarknessBonnie "Prince" BillyParaMhor
8Sally's PigeonsCyndi Lauperphilipphilip99
9You Come ThroughPJ HarveyShivSidecar
10The Three of UsSmoke FairiesShivSidecar
11The VoyageCrash Test DummiesMarconius7
12My Best FriendWeezerIsabelleForshaw

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1Terry's SongBruce Springsteentreefrogdemon
2I Love My Leather JacketThe ChillsShivSidecar
3You Are My SisterAntony and the Johnsonsseverin
4You've Got a Friend (live)Carole KingRavi Raman
5Never Mind the StrangersThe Saw DoctorsSuzi
6In Spite of OurselvesJohn Prine and Iris Dementtreefrogdemon
7Starting All Over AgainMel & TimSeth Miller
8You've Got a Friend in MeRandy Newmanphilipphilip99
9"'Til HimNathan Lane & Matthew Broderick (from The Producers)Ravi Raman
10You're My Best FriendQueenLeaveitallbehind
11Two Little BoysSplodgenessaboundsShoegazer
12I'll Be There for YouThe RembrandtsLeaveitallbehind

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Songs Influenced by Gospel

Dec. 12, 2018
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Column
Writer: Ralph Brown (magicman)
At: Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Have Mercy BabyBilly Ward & the DominoesIsabelleForshaw
2Bed of Rose'sThe Statler BrothersRavi Raman
3I Got a WomanRay CharlesNicko
4I Thank YouSam & Davetincanman
5Holy GhostWynton Marsalisswawilg
6Border SongElton JohnNicko
7Until You Come Back to MeAretha Franklin9hairs9knots
8Roll Me Through the RushesChaka KhanOliveButler
9How Can You Mend a Broken HeartAl GreenParaMhor
10Go Now!The Moody BluesAltraEgo
11Turn On Your Love LightBobby "Blue" BlandAltraEgo
12And I Am Telling You I'm Not GoingJennifer Hollidaybishbosh
13Ultralight BeamKanye WestGreatGrendel

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1You've Got a Friend (live)Donny HathawayNicko
2Keep On PushingThe ImpressionsIsabelleForshaw
3Respect YourselfThe Staple Singersmegadom
4If You Don't Know Me By NowHarold Melvin & the Blue Notesamylee
5Some Kind of GameAgainst All Logic (Nicolas Jaar)untergunther
6Wednesday Night Prayer MeetingCharles MingusAbahachi
7You Turn Me OnLabelleAbahachi
8River Deep, Mountain HighIke & Tina TurnerParaMhor
9Higher and HigherJackie WilsonParaMhor
10Trouble, You Can't Fool MeRy Cooderswawilg
11Ain't Nothing Like the Real ThingMarvin Gaye & Tammi Terrellmegadom
12These Arms of MineOtis ReddingNicko
13You Send MeSam CookeParaMhor
14Cry BabyGarnet Mimms & the Enchantersattwilightlarks
15You Got the LoveThe Source & Candi Staton & Frankie KnucklesNicko
16Jimmy MackMartha Reeves & the VandellasIsabelleForshaw
17The River of DreamsBilly JoelSweetHomeAlabama
18If You Think You're Lonely NowBobby WomackIsabelleForshaw
19Mercy, Mercy, MercyCannonball AdderleyNilpferd
20I Feel the Earth MoveCarole KingShivSidecar
21Deeper WellEmmylou HarrisSuzi
22He Ain't Heavy, He's My BrotherThe HolliesRavi Raman
23Another DayJamie Lidellswawilg
24Coming HomeJohn Legendswawilg
25Man in the MirrorMichael JacksonSweetHomeAlabama
26Reach OutMidfield GeneralDiscoMonster
27Deeper Than the HollerRandy TravisRavi Raman
28Sweet & DandyToots & the MaytalsUncleben
29The Glow of LoveChangebishbosh
30I Am the Black Gold of the SunNuyorican Soul, Jocelyn BrownNicko

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Song With Misleading or Incongruous Titles

Dec. 5, 2018
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Column
Writer: Olive Butler
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Matted SpamBadfingerAltraEgo
2Messin' With the MekonRobert PlantAbahachi
3Wraith Pinned to the Mist and Other GamesOf MontrealUncleben
420 Jazz Funk GreatsThrobbing GristleMussoliniHeadkick
5ManhattanScott Walkerattwilightlarks
6Do You Like Worms?The Beach BoysIsabelleForshaw
7Joe FrazierBurning Spearpejepeine
8A History of Sport FishingThree More ShallowsShoegazer
9Punk as FuckAmerican Analog SetToffeeBoy
10Ballad of Reverend War CharacterSilver JewsChris7572
11I Hold Your Hand in MineTom LehrerSuzi
12Richard Pryor Addresses a Tearful NationJoe Henryswawilg

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1Paintball's Coming HomeHalf Man Half Biscuitseverin
2SuedeheadMorrisseyShivSidecar
3Margerine RockStereolabUncleben
4Bullet With Butterfly WingsSmashing PumpkinsIsabelleForshaw
5Pretzel LogicSteely DanUncleben
6Tapioca TundraThe MonkeesNicko
7Our Drummer Always Plays in the NudeWest Coast Pop Art Experimental BandUncleben
8Lions in My Own Garden (Exit Someone)Prefab SproutParaMhor
9Cabaret VoltaireJames BrownParaMhor
10Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth With Money in My HandPrimitive Radio Godsswawilg
11Third UncleBrian EnoShoegazer
12Psycho KillerEnglish DogsCarpgate

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Songs by Trios

Nov. 28, 2018
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Writer: nilpferd
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1The Train and the RiverJimmy Giuffre TrioAbahachi
2My Blue TearsLinda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton and Emmylou HarrisSuzi
3Guajira Ven a GozarTrio Matamorospejepeine
4YazdahTrio Chemiranimagicman
5BardoGoGo PenguinDiscoMonster
6Everyone ElseLondon GrammarLeaveitallbehind
7Emergency!Tony Williams LifetimeBanazirGalbasi
8Waltz for DebbyBill Evans Trionosuchzone
9Walking on the MoonThe PoliceFretlessBasser
10Can't Cheat KarmaZoundsCarpgate
11JumpersSleater-KinneyUncleben
12Fantasia SuiteAl Di Meola, John McLaughlin & Paco De LuciaChris7572

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1Da Da DaTrioTraktor Albatrost
2I'm Yours and I'm HersJohnny Wintermegadom
3GuinnevereCrosby, Stills & NashGreatGrendel
4Ready or NotThe Fugeesswawilg
5Only a Paper Moon Nat King Cole TrioOliveButler
6Fuck Shit UpNonstop BodyTarquinSpodd
7Freak SceneDinosaur Jr.SongBarLandlord
8MisageLe Trio JoubranNicko
9Okonkole y TrompaJaco PastoriusFretlessBasser
10What Is This Thing Called LoveSonny Rollins TrioAlBahooky
11Tell Me WhyBronski BeatParaMhor
12Empty PagesTrafficShivSidecar

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Songs About Shooting

Nov. 21, 2018
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Column
Writer: Suzanne Saxby (Suzi)
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1The GunLou Reedswawilg
2Janie's Got a GunAerosmithLeaveitallbehind
3SilencerSusanne Sundførseverin
4Just the Right BulletsTom WaitsUncleben
5Shoot Out the LightsRichard and Linda ThompsonShivSidecar
6Louis CollinsMississippi John Hurttreefrogdemon
7Only a Pawn in Their GameBob DylanTarquinSpodd
8Tonz of GunzGang StarrAlBahooky
9The Youth of EglingtonBlack UhuruUncleben
10Shotgun ShackNeneh Cherryseverin
11The GunBen Wattmegadom
12John the GunSandy Dennytreefrogdemon
13Desert StrikeFatima al QadiriDiscoMonster

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1KannonensongLotte Lenya & Wolfgang NeussParaMhor
2The Lonesome Death of Johnny AceSpectrum ft Captain MemphisTraktor Albatrost
3Smackwater JackCarole KingGreatGrendel
4Frankie's GunThe Felice BrothersTempusfugit
5Gunned DownCharged GBHCarpgate
6Molly BondThe Oyster Bandtreefrogdemon
7Me and My Chauffeur BluesMemphis MinnieTarquinSpodd
8Motor City MadhouseTed NugentRavi Raman
9Family SnapshotPeter Gabrielhappyclapper
10I Shot the SheriffBob MarleyUncleben
11No More GunsMr. Benn ft Tenor FlyUncleben
12ZombieThe CranberriesFretlessBasser
13Gun Shy10,000 ManiacsMarconius7

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Songs About Determination

Nov. 14, 2018
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Column
Writer: Marco den Ouden (Marconius7)
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1St. Elmo's FireJohn Parrphilipphilip99
2KarateBabymetalNilpferd
3SpitfirePublic Service Broadcastingphilipphilip99
4Learning to FlyPink FloydIsabelleForshaw
5A Quitter Never WinsLarry Williams & Johnny Watsonattwilightlarks
6Long Walk to DCStaple SingersRavi Raman
7Sun Will RiseBonobo & Speech DebelleNilpferd
8The ClimbMiley Cyrusoutoftheblue
9RoarKaty Perryoutoftheblue
10I Drove All NightRoy OrbisonSuzi
11The AvenueCowboy MouthRavi Raman
12Make It MoveJonny Langattwilightlarks
13We Are the ChampionsQueenShoegazer

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Gonna Fly NowBill ContiDiscoMonster
2DedicationRoy CastleOlive Butler
3Carry Onfun.Leaveitallbehind
4Feel First LifeJon HopkinsDiscoMonster
5Walk Like ManFour Seasonsattwilightlarks
6Not Gonna Give It UpPeter Toshattwilightlarks
7Break My StrideMatthew Wilderoutoftheblue
8High HopesFrank SinatraSuzi
9Where Do You Go To My LovelyPeter SarstedtLeaveitallbehind
10RiseRichard Earnshaw ft Ursula Rucker & Roy AyersDiscoMonster
11The Loneliness of the Long Distance RunnerIron MaidenIsabelleForshaw
12Pardon Me I've Got Someone to KillAndre Williams & the SadiesOlive Butler
13KowalskiPrimal Screamhappyclapper
14Risin' to the TopKeni BurkeDiscoMonster
15FighterChristina Aguileraoutoftheblue
16A Quitter Never WinsJonny Langattwilightlarks
17Remember the AlamoWillie NelsonFretlessBasser
18The Impossible DreamAndy WilliamsGreatGrendel
19The MachineJohn McCutcheontincanman
20Hold the LineTotoAltraEgo
21Two WeeksFKA Twigsseverin
22EverestPublic Service Broadcastingphilipphilip99
23That's LifeFrank Sinatraattwilightlarks
24Bad BloodBonzo Dog Doo Dahh BandTarquinSpodd

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Songs That Express Walking

Nov. 7, 2018
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Column
Writer: Abahachi
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Njia Walk (Street Walk)The Fatback Bandpejepeine
2Two Little FeetGreg BrownJamesowne475
3Tinoge Ya Ta'a Ba, Parts 1 and 2Idris Ackamoor & the PyramidsAlBahooky
4Walking the BluesWillie DixonIsabelleForshaw
5Lumi Edward VesalaDiscoMonster
6Walk and SkankJah Screechysaneshane
7The StrollThe Diamondsphilipphilip99
8Cissy StrutThe MetersAltraEgo
9Stray Cat StrutThe Stray CatsMogdog
10Buenos Aires Hora CeroAstor Piazzollapejepeine
11Promenade SentimentaleVladimir Cosma9hairs9knots

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1The Final DuelMorricone, EnnioGreatGrendel
2I'll Take You ThereThe Staple Singersmagicman
3Blues WalkLou DonaldsonMogdog
4Strollin'PrinceIsabelleForshaw
5Rebirth of Slick (Cooll Like Dat)Digable PlanetsNicko
6Beat Street StrutBeat StreetSongBarLandlord
7Walk Like a ManThe Four SeasonsSuzi
8Walking the DogRufus ThomasIsabelleForshaw
9DaydreamingMassive AttackParaMhor
10Strollin'Horace Silver QuintetBeltwayBandit
11I'm Too SexyRight Said FredSuzi
12Crepuscule With Nellie (Evening Promenade)Thelonius MonkNilpferd

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