Songs About Innocence

Oct. 18, 2017
Blog
Column
Writer: megadom
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Happy DayTalking Headsseverin
2Be Young, Be Foolish, Be HappyThe Tamsattwilightlarks
3Red CortinaThe Saw DoctorsSuzi
4That Summer FeelingJonathan RichmanTarquinSpodd
5FlorenceLoyle Carner ft Kwesmagicman
6Mama Didn't LieJan BradleySweetHomeAlabama
7I Believe in YouStevie WonderParaMhor
8Fairy Tale LullabyJohn Martyn Alison Dempster
9Storybook ChildrenGregory IsaacsUncleben
10Mes Premieres Vraies VacancesFrance GallTarquinSpodd
11Remember a DayPink FloydBeltway Bandit
12I'll Never Find Another YouThe Seekersseverin
13The Innocent RailwayJackie LevenTatankaYotanka

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1DaughterPeter Blegvadnozuchzone
2Used to Be a Sweet BoyMorrisseyBeltway Bandit
3Louisiana ManBobbie GentryAltraEgo
4It's a Fine DayJaneDiscoMonster
5AvenueSaint Etiennebarbryn
6(Remember the Days of the) Old School YardCat StevensLeaveitallbehind
7Young and Innocent DaysThe Kinksuneasy listening
8The Hedgehog's SongThe Incredible String Bandtreefrogdemon
9PureThe Lightning SeedsDiscoMonster
10Some Guys Have All the LuckJunior TuckerUncleben
11Banner ManBlue Minkmagicman
12I'm Gonna Do It AllKarine PolwartSuzi
13Innocent BloodCultureTarquinSpodd

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Songs Featuring Echoes

Oct. 12, 2017
Blog
Column
Writer: Chaz Cozens (HopelessCase)
At: The Guardian

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Mud and DarkCocteau TwinsStevenFlanagan
2Echo & NarcissusDaniel Land & the Modern Paintersnosuchzone
3Public EyesGregory Isaacssonofwebcore
4Hold On, Hold OnNeko CaseStevenFlanagan
5One Step BeyondMadnessLuDux22
6Brighton RockQueen misterbadexample
7Everybody's Talkin' Harry Nilssonmikedow
8Soldier of FortuneDeep PurpleLondon2471/gordonimmel
9The Sound of SilenceSimon & GarfunkelLyntonCrosby
10Echo Mocks the CorncrakeSongs of SeparationLyntonCrosby
11We Three (My Echo, My Shadow and Me)The Ink SpotsStevenFlanagan
12Little Sir EchoBonzo Dog Doo-Dah Bandsuzi
13Test for EchoRushphilipphilip99
14EchoTom Petty & the HeartbreakersStevenFlanagan
15EchoesPink Floydattwilightlarks

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Turn to StoneElectric Light OrchestraLyntonCrosby
2Now I'm HereQueenmisterbadexample
3Sister Rosetta Goes Before UsRobert Plant & Alison KraussStevenFlanagan
4EchoCrazy Pphilipphilip99
5Watching the DetectivesElvis Costello & the Attractionssonofwebcore
6LibertangoSharron Shannon with Kirsty MacCollStevenFlanagan
7Universal UnfoldingOversoul ft Gramma FunkLuDux22
8A New EnglandBilly BraggJoshuo
9CarmelitaWarren Zevonmisterbadexmple
10Tobacco RoadEdgar Winter's White Trashmikedow
11Voices (On the Air)Siouxsie and the Bansheesseverin
12I'm WishingEric Morecambe & Ernie WiseDaddyPig
13I'm Not in Love10ccgrantwyness
14EchoJoe SatrianiRavi Raman
15Strange Kind of WomanDeep Purplemisterbadexample

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Songs About Unexplained Phenomena

Oct. 11, 2017
Blog
Column
Writer: SidecarShiv
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1I Want to BelieveGBHCarpgate
2I Am the UnknownThe AliensParaMhor
3Marfa LightsPaul Cauthenphilipphilip99
4It Came Out of the SkyCreedence Clearwater RevivalRavi Raman
5No Doubt About ItHot Chocolateseverin
6Seven Days of SplendourJameson Raidphilipphilip99
7(I'm Always Touched By Your) Presence DearBlondieseverin
840 VersionsWireParaMhor
9The Thing That Should Not BeMetallicauneasy listening
10Abominable Snowman in the MarketJonathan Richman & the Modern Loversseverin
11Margate FhagtnThe Men That Will Not Be Blamed for NothingEnglishOutlaw
12Re: Your BrainsJonathan Coultonphilipphilip99
13The Werewolf of Old ChapeltownBob Peggnosuchzone

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1My Baby's Got ESPFour Below ZeroUncleben
2Flying Saucer AttackThe Rezillosphilipphilip99
3Maybe AngelsSheryl CrowLeaveitallbehind
4Plains of NazcaSun DialDiscoMonster
5Windor HumProtomartyrvanwolf2
6Green ManType O NegativeBethnoir
7Long LankinSteeleye Spantreefrogdemon
8CaterpillarsThe Handsome Familyattwilightlarks
9SirenaCalexicoDarceysDad
10Kappa ExShonen KnifeTarquinSpodd
11MegalodonMastodonBethnoir
12BigfootDon JonesSweetHomeAlabama
13Male Monster From the IdThe Chillsvanwolf2

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Songs About Spinning

Oct. 5, 2017
Blog
Column
Writer: Sarah Chappell (AFictionHabit)
At: The Guardian

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)Dead or AliveDarceysDad
2DizzyVic Reeves & the Wonder Stuffvastariner
3(Song for My) Sugar Spun SisterThe Stone RosesFuel
4CirclesKate TempestKeith Purdie
5Lady With a Spinning HeadU2BeltwayBandit
6My PropellerArctic MonkeysBlackCombe
7Spinning AroundKylie Minoguebishbosh
8DizzyThrowing Musesvastariner
9Spinning WheelBlood, Sweat & Tearssuzi
10Like Spinning PlatesRadioheadBeltwayBandit
11Hymn of the Big WheelMassive AttackLyntonCrosby
12Spinning AwayBrian Eno & John CaleBeltwayBandit

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Spin Spin SugarSneaker Pimpsbishbosh
2Spinnin'Speech DebelleShoegazer
3Spinning TopNazarethLyntonCrosby
4The World Keeps Going RpundThe Kinksbllckchps
5Round Round SugababesStevenFlanagan
6Spin the Black CirclePearl JamDarceysDad
7Gretchen am SpinnradeFranz Schubertbllckchps
8Falkenham FairBellowheadsuzi
9SpinThe Darling Budsvastariner
10Spinnin' and Spinnin'Syreetaseverin
11I'm SpinningThe Del-VikingsPairubu
12The Circle GameJoni MitchellStevenFlanagan
13Galaxy SongMonty Pythonbllckchps
14CirclesLes Fleurs de LysStevenFlanagan
15Spin the BottleJuliana Hatfield ThreeSweetHomeAlabama
16The Music Goes Round and RoundPaul Gaytenseverin
17Spinning WheelBlack HoneyUp yours
18World Is Spinning AwayJoe HiggsUp yours

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Biographical and Autobiographical Songs

Oct. 4, 2017
Blog
Column
Writer: Uncleben
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Ballad of the Sulphate StranglerIan Dury & the Blockheadsnosuchzone
2The Legend of Chavo GuerreroThe Mountain Goatstincanman
3Big RedRussell Morrisdeanofromoz
4MaThe TemptationsDiscoMonster
5Ode to Jackie LevenTyla J. PallasEnglishOutlaw
6Kurious OranjThe Fallhappyclapper
7Inglan Is a BitchLinton Kwesi JohnsonParaMhor
8WarchildEmmanuel Jalbarbryn
9Should Have Known BetterSufjan StevensToffeeBoy
10Children of ChildrenJason IsbellDarceysDad
11My Old SchoolSteely Danmegadom
12Why Is It So HardCharles Bradleytincanman
13Into the Great Wide OpenTom Petty & the Heartbreakerstreefrogdemon

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Marie ProvostNick LoweSidecarShiv
2Queen of the CoastLaura Cantrellattwilightlarks
3SportLightnin' RodDiscoMonster
4Williams BloodGrace Jonesseverin
5Louis RielBilly Childish & the Blackhandsuneasy listening
6Rock 'n' Roll BandBostonLeaveitallbehind
7The Story of Bo DiddleyThe AnimalsMarconius7
8Sacré CharlemagneFrance GallTarquinSpodd
9The Most Dangerous WomanAni di Franco & Utah PhillipsRavi Raman
10Beauty WayEliza Gilkysontreefrogdemon
11The Best of TimesSage FrancisDiscoMonster
12West Country GirlNick Cave & the Bad SeedsBeltwayBandit
13Primo on the ParapetPeter HammillTatankaYotanka

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Songs About Taboos

Sept. 28, 2017
Blog
Column
Writer: Samantha Birchard (drunkenpanda)
At: The Guardian

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Lemon IncestSerge Gainsbourg & Charlotte GainsbourgDarceysDad
2Little Baby SwastikkkaSkunk Anansiegordonimmel
3No Thugs in This HouseXTCsonofwebcore
4Porn WarsFrank Zappaajostu
5TabouLecuona Cuban Boysalexito
6Love for SaleShirley Hornnilpferd
7Lech Mich im ArschWolfgang Amadeus MozartBeltwayBandit
8She BopCyndi Laupervastariner
9Back Door ManHowlin' WolfShoegazer
10Glad to Be GayTom Robinson BandDougal

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Songs About Asking, Begging or Pleading

Sept. 27, 2017
Blog
Column
Writer: Declan Mills (angryirishpunk)
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Lobster QudrilleFranz Ferdinandamylee
2Bad RomanceLady GagaSuzi
3Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?Arctic MonkeysUncleben
4You've Got My Number (Why Don't You Use It?)Undertonesmegadom
5Bitch BadAngel Hazetincanman
6Has He Got a Friend for Me?Richard and Linda ThompsonSidecarShiv
7Another Man in the Old ArcadeJackie LevenTatankaYotanka
8How Can I Protect You?Alabama 3DarceysDad
9Kathy Come HomeThe Mock TurtlesSidecarShiv
10Jeepers CreepersLouis ArmstrongParaMhor
11Talk to MeBruce SpringsteenFunkbrother69
12Take a Fall for MeJames Blake ft RZAMogdog
13Baby Let Me Follow You DownBob DylanParaMhor

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Can I Sleep in Your ArmsWillie Nelsontreefrogdemon
2Where Were You?The Mekonsseverin
3SpiritualJohnny CashDarceysDad
4Please StayThe Cryin' Shamesattwilightlarks
5Private NumberJudy Clay & William BellUncleben
6Teenage WristbandThe Twilight SingersDarceysDad
7Penny DreadfulCadaver ClubEnglishOutlaw
8Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of CrispsSplodgenessaboundsCarpgate
9Baby I Need Your LovingFour Topsmegadom
10Do I Ever Cross Your Mind?Ray Charles & Bonnie RaittRavi Raman
11Train SongMindy Smithtreefrogdemon
12Can I Kick It?A Tribe Called QuestMogdog
13Give Me TomorrowEx-CathedraCarpgate

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Songs About Tattoos and Piercings

Sept. 21, 2017
Blog
Column
Writer: Paul Hayes (Fuel)
At: The Guardian

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1TatuagemElis Reginaalexito
2Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)The OffspringThesubhuman
3Tattooed Love BoysThe PretendersLyntonCrosby
4Ink My Whole BodyWiz KhalifaAnthonyGreendown
5Tattoo'd LadyRory Gallagherdave56
6Rose TattooDropkick Murphysonarope
7The Woman with the Tattooed HandsAtmosphereLyntonCrosby
8TattoosFrank TurnerGeoffrey Teale
9Fake Plastic TreesRadioheadShoegazer
10UnprettyTLCbarbryn
11Mi Nah RubQueen Ifricaseverin
12No Nose JobDigital UndergroundBlackCombe
13Seen and Not SeenTalking Headshappyclapper
14CharlesSkidsbuskerdoo
15The OrchidsPsychic TVsaneshane
16A Perfect LieEngine RoomAFictionHabit

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Patcheye and MegMichelle Shockedsteenbeck
2Jennifer She SaidLloyd Cole & the Commotionsbishbosh
3MagnetizedLaura Veirssaneshane
4My Friend GooSonic Youthsaneshane
5As Girls GoSuzanne VegaDougal
6BolokoFatoumata Diawarauntergunther
7Destruction of the Disgusting Ugly HateSokountergunther
8Detachable PenisKing MissileShoegazer
9AnorexolEek-A-Mousealexito
10Red ScabAdam Antwyngatecarpenter
11No ImaginationBitebackwyngatecarpenter
12BlueJoni MitchellSender Sender
13Dem a BleachNardo RanksAnthonyGreendown
14ClownsGoldfrappLagado
15TatuajeConchita PiquerMakinavaja
16Tattooed ManCoilRoom2Live
17Further Back and FasterCoildjpeebz

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Songs About Natural Disasters

Sept. 20, 2017
Blog
Column
Writer: ParaMhor
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1The Last Days of PompeiiNova MobDiscoMonster
2Eve's VolcanoJulian Copebishbosh
3All Going Out TogetherBig Dipperuneasy listening
4LandslideTony Clarkeattwilightlarks
5The New PollutionBeckamylee
6Monsoon…And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Deadhappyclapper
7Katrina Klap/Dollar DayMos DefBeltway Bandit
8We Got Back the PlagueThe Fiery Furnacesmegadom
9Pressure DropToots & the Maytalsamylee
10StormbringerJohn and Beverly MartynSidecarShiv
11Here Comes the FloodRobert Fripp and Peter Gabrielnosuchzone
12Rain Falls Unceasingly on the SeaKathryn Kluge & Kim Allen KlugeJake Leonard
13Riders on the StormThe DoorsLeaveitallbehind

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Forest FireLloyd Cole & the EmotionsUncleben
2When It Blows It StacksCaptain Beefheartnosuchzone
3Flood WaterEric Bibbdeanofromoz
4Louisiana 1927Randy NewmanTatankaYotanka
5Henry Russell's Last WordsDiana Jonestreefrogdemon
6Hurricane SeasonTom Russell Bandtincanman
7Eye of the StormSRCBeltway Bandit
8The WavesVillagersToffeeBoy
9Hurricane MarilynHonolulu Mountain Daffodilsseverin
10New Ice AgeThe Horrorsvanwolf2
11ThunderImagine Dragonsoutoftheblue
12TunguskaCris T-T & the HoodratsFunkbrother69
13Here Comes SunshineThe Grateful DeadChris7572

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Songs About Adversity

Sept. 14, 2017
Blog
Column
Writer: Andrew Morrissey (Makinavaja)
At: The Guardian

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1I Believe in YouTalk TalkDarceysDad
2My Shit's Fucked UpWarren Zevonmisterbadexample
3Another Lonely DayBen HarperFatherChewyLouie
4Gibsom StreetLaura Nyroattwilightlarks
5All the Money I Had Is GoneThe Deep Dark Woodsmisterbadexample
6BustedRay CharlesMelRoy
7Here's the Tender ComingThe Unthanksseverin
8Woman of the GhettoMarlena ShawSpotTheWhopper
9Love of the Common PeopleNicky Thomassonofwebcore
10SubcityTracy Chapmanbishbosh
11Jarrow SongAlan Pricegordonimmel
12Streets of LondonRalph McTellHopelessCase

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1La NiñaMala RodriguezFuel
2VincentDon McLeanID0004499
3LluviaJosé el Francéssonofwebcore
4Traded in My CigarettesPlan BRavi Raman
5In the GhettoElvis PresleyShoegazer
6Tennessee JedThe Grateful DeadChris7572
7Inner City PressureFlight of the Conchordschomomskyochs
8Declaration of RightsThe Abyssiniansalexito
9Born Under PunchesTalking Headsnosuchzone
10Get ByTalib Kwelisteenbeck
11JeaneThe SmithsPairubu
12Born Under a Bad SignAlbert KingAlfieHisself

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