Songs Quietly Performed

May 6, 2020
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Writer: Paul Hayes (DiscoMonster)

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Sweet HarmonyThe Belovedvastariner
2A Canterbury TaleDreadzoneShivSidecar
3It's a Fine DayJanephilipphilip99
4Les Bras de MerCatrin Finch & Seckou KeitaSuzi
5Requiem Op. 48 - 7 In ParadisumGabriel Fauréattwilightlarks
6SilenceChet Baker & Charlie Hadenflorian7
7Angel DustDJ CamNilpferd
8Melancholia IIWilliam BasinskiShoegazer
9Drunken GalleonWallsMussoliniHeadkick
10Koke'eDennis KamakahiTarquinSpodd
11Into DustMazzy Staramylee
12When Breathing StartsUlrich Drechsler Quartet with Tord GustavsenNicko
13John's Theme (Love Scene)Pino Donaggiountergunther
14Love ItselfLeonard CohenSuzi
15CradleAdrianne LenkerSeth Miller
16CellophaneFKA Twigsbarbryn
17The LullCat's Eyesuntergunther
18NyalimagoteeS.E. RogieMogdog
19AmbreNils Frahmamylee
20SaturdaySparklehorsehappyclapper
21ParallelogramsLinda PerhacsShivSidecar
22Love to ShareCarlton & the Shoesmagicman
23The 59th Street Bridge SongSimon & GarfunkelAltraEgo
24Simply BeautifulAl Greenuntergunther

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Songs About Quiet

Apr. 29, 2020
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Column
Writer: Paul Hayes (DiscoMonster)

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1She's Not ThereThe ZombiesIsabelleForshaw
2It's Oh So QuietBjörkmegadom
3Quiet HouseFleet Foxesswawilg
4SilencioJorge DrexlerMakinavaja
5Quiet HeartThe Go-Betweensmegadom
6Loud PlacesJamie xx ft. Romyhappyclapper
7No WordsBahama Soul Club ft. Brenda BoykinMogdog
8Speak LowBillie HolidayNilpferd
9ShhhPrinceMogdog
10Man Next DoorMassive Attackhappyclapper
11Voices Carry'Til Tuesdayamylee
12I Have a Need for SolitudeMary Chapin Carpentertincanman
13World Shut Your MouthJulian CopeAltraEgo
14Enjoy the SilenceDepeche ModeShoegazer
15Quiet LifeJapanvanwolf2
16The Silent BoatmanParliamentpejepeine
17SilencioIbrahim Ferrer and Omara Portuondomagicman
18Shhh/PeacefulMiles Davismagicman

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Songs About Hollywood

Apr. 22, 2020
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Column
Writer: philipphilip99

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1HollywoodErykah Baduswawilg
2HollywoodGuy Clarktreefrogdemon
3Hollywood HopefulLoudon III Wainwrightmegadom
4Little Hollywood GirlThe Everly Brotherstreefrogdemon
5HollywoodLana Del Reymegadom
6HollywoodBrigitte FontainePop Off!
7Hollywood NightsBob Seger & the Silver Bullet BandSuzi
8Red DustScreen 3ShivSidecar
9Sunset BoulevardTerry CallierNicko
10Hollywood LawnJenny LewisTarquinSpodd
11HollywoodCodeine Velvet ClubLeaveitallbehind
12Say Goodbye to HollywoodBilly JoelMarconius7

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Semi-Fraudulent Direct-from-Hollywood OvertureFrank Zappasonofwebcore
2Hollywood DreamingFather's ChildrenNicko
3Sunset GrillDon HenleyIsabelleForshaw
4Hollywood DreamingThe Puppini SistersPop Off!
5Hollywood SevenJon EnglishIsabelleForshaw
6Hollywood (Down on Your Luck)Thin Lizzymegadom
7Mary C. Brown and the Hollywood SignDory Previnbarbryn
8Holly WouldJackie de ShannonShivSidecar
9Ain't Nobody Straight in LAThe Miraclesmagicman
10Dedicated to Bobby JamesonAriel PinkUncleben
11Hollywood Forever Cemetery SingsFather John Mistymegadom
12Hollywood EndingSleater-Kinneymegadom

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Songs About Spring Cleaning & Household Chores

April 15, 2020
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Column
Writer: DJ Bear

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Boundless LoveJohn Prinehappyclapper
2It Will All Come Out in the WashMiranda LambertRavi Raman
3Clean Up Your Own BackyardElvis PresleyNicko
4Washday BluesDolly Partonseverin
5Wash, Mama, WashDr. JohnRavi Raman
6Clothes Line SagaThe Roche Sistersseverin
7Hard WorkJohn Handy9hairs9knots
8Shake 'n' VacSnuffhappyclapper
9Jump Mama JumpPoison GirlsCarpgate
10Official Suburbian SupermanSuzi QuatroShivSidecar
11Cleanup TimeJohn Lennon & Yoko Onomagicman
12Clean This HousePaul Kelly & the DotsNicko
13The Day My Pad Went MadJohn Cooper ClarkeIsabelleForshaw
14WashawayXTCShivSidecar
15DietAu Pairssonofwebcore
16Tortoise Brand Pot CleanerShonen KnifeTarquinSpodd
17HouseworkThe B-52smegadom
18HouseworkRobert Palmerajostu
19Spring CleaningJohn McCutcheonBanazirGalbasi
20Yard BroomThe SkatalitesMogdog
21FingerPrince BusterIsabelleForshaw
22Spring CleaningFats Wallerseverin

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Leave the Dishes in the Sink MaSpike Jones & his City SlickersParaMhor
2Ger a New Broom (And Sweep the Blues Away_Duke Ellington & Ivy AndersonMarconius7
3We're Going to Hang Out the Washing on the Siegfried LineSidney Lipton & his Grosvenor House Dance BandTraktor Albatrost
4When I'm Cleaning WindowsGeorge FormbyTarquinSpodd
5Whistle While You WorkAdriana CaselottiTubby Brewster
6Trip to the LaundryCock 'n' Bulltreefrogdemon
7No Go BabyThe Corrsphilipphilip99
8Housewife's AlphabetPeggy SeegerNicko
9I'm a WomanMaria MuldaurTatankaYotanka
10Cleaning WindowsVan Morrison & the ChieftainsTarquinSpodd
11Do the Dishes TooJayme Kelly CurtisBanazirGalbasi
12Jack of All TradesBruce Sprimngsteenleaveitallbehind
13Shake Rattle and RollBill Haley and his CometsTarquinSpodd
14Yakety YakThe CoastersBanazirGalbasi
15House CleaningThe SpanielsNicko
16Sweeping Your Dirt Under the RugSammy JonesNicko
17Funkier Than a Mosquito's TweeterIke & Tina TurnerIsabelleForshaw
18Clean-up WomanBetty Wright9hairs9knots
19Dirty ManLaura LeeNicko
20Too Many Dirty DishesAlbert CollinsRavi Raman
21Old BroomWailing SoulsNicko
22Clean Up the GhettoTapper ZukieUncleben
23Clean Up the GhettoPhiladelphia All Starsmagicman

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Songs About the Brain

Apr. 8, 2020
Blog
Column
Writer: Marco den Ouden (Marconius7)

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1The Brain SongWeird Al YankovicFretlessBasser
2Inside My HeadYoung MCIsabelleForshaw
3Language and MentalityAfrican Head ChargeUncleben
4Me The MachineImogen Heapmegadom
5Veteran of the Psychic WarsBlue Öyster CultUncleben
6Can I Sleep in Your BrainEzra Furmanmegadom
7The Abandoned BrainRobyn Rowan Hitchcockmegadom
8Hots for the SmartsRichard ThompsonSuzi
9This Is Your BrainJoe DiffieRavi Raman
10Love on the BrainRihannaseverin
11Make Love to Your MindBill Withers9hairs9knots
12Madness (Is All in the Mind)Madnessmagicman

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Journey to the Center of the MindAmboy DukesSweetHomeAlabama
2Brain DamageThe Waifstreefrogdemon
3It Must Be Something PsychologicalKatie Leephilipphilip99
4Always on My MindWillie Nelsonmagicman
5In Your HeadGabby Young and Other Animalsseverin
6Think Too Much (a)Paul Simonswawilg
7Einstein BrainAdmiral Freebeeswawilg
8When the Sun Goes InPhilip JeaysTatankaYotanka
9Weak Brain and a Narrow MindWillie DixonNicko
10TNT for the BrainEnigmaPop Off!
11Hjernen er AlenedeLillosTraktor Albatrost
12Grey WallsRichard Thompsontreefrogdemon
13Brain DamageEminemmegadom
14Baby DollLaurie AndersonIsabelleForshaw
15The River (from The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat)Matthew TrevinoUncleben
16VeronicaElvis CostelloShoegazer
17Booker T and his Electric ShockMarkley, a GroupTarquinSpodd
18Don't Look Back in AngerOasisParaMhor
19Who Ate My BrainTizzy BacTarquinSpodd
20BrainBanksphilipphilip99
21Too Many Thoughts in My HeadWeezerRavi Raman
22Bet My BrainsStarcrawlerPop Off!

Bonus C List (Instrumentals)

NumberSong TitleArtist Nominated By
1Memories of GreenVangelisphilipphilip99
2Brain Food (Give Me)Burning Spearmegadom
3Brain Smashing DubLinton Kwesi Johnsonmagicman
4BrainvilleSun Rapejepeine
5The Brain of the Purple MountainLeo Kottketreefrogdemon
6Brain SweetiesMogwaimegadom
7Brain TrainingStanley Clarke TrioRavi Raman
8Mind EcologyShaktiRavi Raman
9Positive MindscapeRenegade SoundwaveShoegazer
10AmygdalaHenry Cowmegadom
11The Brain Chick CoreaBanazirGalbasi
12Mind TransplantAlphonse MouzonBanazirGalbasi
13Vulcan Mind ProbeGeorge DukeBanazirGalbasi
14The Mental TravelerDavid Axelrodmegadom

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Songs About Stars

Apr. 1, 2020
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Column
Writer: Amy Lee (amylee aka RipThisJoint)

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Good Morning StarshineOliverMarconius7
2The Stars That Play with Laughing Sam's DiceJimi HendrixNicko
3Twinkle Little StarThe Parisiansphilipphilip99
4Baby I'm a StarPrinceIsabelleForshaw
5Star 69R.E.M.megadom
6Black StarRadioheadbarbryn
7SupergliderDrugstorehappyclapper
8Star CharmerGrindermanMogdog
9Wishing on a StarRose Roycemagicman
10Stoned ImmaculateDub SyndicateShoegazer
11Mambo SunT. RexIsabelleForshaw
12BlackstarDavid Bowieseverin
13Starless and Bible BlackStan Tracey Quartetmegadom
14No Stars Shall Hurt You From AboveHenry PurcellParaMhor
15How the Stars Were MadeMichael AskillNicko

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Shine Like StarsPrimal ScreamParaMhor
2SupernovaOpalShivSidecar
3Sous Quelle Etoile Suis-je Né?Michel PolnareffTarquinSpodd
4Infinite SunKula ShakerRavi Raman
5Star of the County DownVan Morrison & the ChieftainsMogdog
6California StarsBilly Bragg & WilcoUncleben
7Dark StarRobb JohnsonTatankaYotanka
8SuperstarNina NastasiaShoegazer
9StargazerThe ZephyrsShoegazer
10Rock StarBran Van 3000Shoegazer
11StarsBrian Jonestown MassacreMussoliniHeadkick
12Shine On Little StarFreeheathappyclapper
13(We've) Found a Way (to the Sun)The PrimitivesMussoliniHeadkick
14In the Valley of Dying StarsSuperdragvanwolf2
15Lone Star QueenNew York Dollsmegadom
16Car With the StarAndre WilliamsTraktor Albatrost
17Punk Rock StarsThe Art AttacksCarpgate
18No StarSeagull Screaming Kiss Her Kiss Herajostu
19Bleeding StarJean Paul Sartre ExperienceNilpferd
20Highway StarDeep PurpleRavi Raman
21Interstellar OverdrivePink FloydMussoliniHeadkick

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Songs With Self-Deprecation

March 18, 2020
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Column
Writer: megadom
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Consolation PrizeOrange JuiceUncleben
2Extended Dance MixFujiya & MiyagiShoegazer
3Suspended From ClassCamera ObscuraShoegazer
4Take Off Your SunglassesEzra FurmanJohn Hindle
5April Fool's Day MornLoudon Wainwright IIIUncleben
6Loving PauperGregory Isaacspejepeine
7Pedestrian at BestCourtney Barnettnosuchzone
8Track Number 8Sun Kil Moonbarbryn
9Eine Symphonie Des GrauensMonochrome SetShoegazer
10GMFJohn Grantflorian7
11The Idiot SongNeil Innesajostu
12I Wonder If You're Drunk Enough to Sleep With Me TonightBallboyamylee
13Moon in June (Top Gear Version)Soft Machinenosuchzone

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1I WishSkee-Lomagicman
2I Can't Do AnythingX Ray Spexseverin
3King of a One-Horse TownDan AuerbachNicko
4The Freed PigSebadohhappyclapper
5My Weakness is YouEdwin Starrattwilightlarks
6Nobody Takes Me SeriouslySplit EnzIsabelleForshaw
7He Didn'tThe 6thsphilipphilip99
8Started Out With Nothin'Seasick Stevetincanman
9UnloveableThe SmithsTarquinSpodd
1040, Fat and FinishedThe Guv'norsCarpgate
11678King Creosote & Jon HopkinsToffeeBoy
12Dominican GirdlesDana BryantNilpferd
13Town CryerElvis Costellosonofwebcore

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Songs Quoting Shakespeare

Mar. 11, 2020
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Column
Writer: magicman

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1The Evil That Men DoIron MaidenRavi Raman
2An SylviaFranz Schubert (sung by Lucia Popp)Derek Bum
3Blue LagoonLaurie AndersonShoegazer
4Lover, You Should've Come OverJeff BuckleySongBarLandlord
5Sur O No SurKevin Johansenpejepeine
6Now is the WinterGLMCarpgate
7Goodbye-eePeter Cook & Dudley Mooreseverin
8The Moon is DownGentle GiantUncleben
9Blow, Blow Thou Winter WindKen "Snakehips" Johnson & Al BowllyNicko
10CrownStormzypejepeine
11Fool's ParadiseRufus featuring Chaka KhanNicko
12Romeo and JulietAlec Constandinospejepeine

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Born to LoseMotörheadUncleben
2If Music Be the Food of LoveHenry PurcellSuzi
3Something Rotten at the Back of IcelandHalf Man Half BiscuitDerek Bum
4Brief CandlesThe Zombiesseverin
5Heart on My SleeveBryan Ferryphilipphilip99
6ShadowtimeSiouxsie and the Bansheesnosuchzone
7Pam's MoodsKilburn & the High Roadsnosuchzone
8Lily of the ValleyQueenswawilg
9Ophelia's SongShelagh McDonaldShivSidecar
10YorricMeic StevensShivSidecar
11Gold PrincePop Off!
12Back TogetherRoberta Flack & Donny Hathawaynosuchzone

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Songs About Singing

Mar. 4, 2020
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Column
Writer: Suzanne Saxby (Suzi)

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1What Can a Song Do To YouThe Unthanksseverin
2Canta MaisAntonio Carlos Jobimmagicman
3Singing a SongJackie Wilsontincanman
4Looking for an EchoThe PersuasionsSweetHomeAlabama
5Money NoteCamilleShoegazer
6Killing Me SoftlyRoberta Flackphilipphilip99
7The Night I Heard Caruso SingEverything But the Girlswawilg
8Singing to the BirdsLisa GermanoTarquinSpodd
9Let Robeson SingManic Street Preachersmagicman
10How Can I Keep From SingingEnyaPop Off!
11Voices, That's AllChumbawambauneasy listening
12I Shall SingMarcia GriffithsPop Off!
13Sing a Simple SongSly & the Family Stoneamylee

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1I Know Why the Caged Bird SingsBuckshot LeFonqueMogdog
2DorisShellachappyclapper
3Coo CooBig Brother & the Holding Company ft Janis Joplinmegadom
4Happy Days and Auld Lang SyneRichard Thompsontreefrogdemon
5Hymn to LoveCyndi LauperPop Off!
6The Whole House is SingingAlasdair RobertsUncleben
7One White WhaleLaurie Andersonphilipphilip99
8Edge of SeventeenStevie NicksParaMhor
9The Song We Were SingingPaul McCartneymagicman
10Larf and SingFamilyShivSidecar
11Singin' in the KitchenBobby Baremagicman

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Songs About Hats and Accessories

Feb. 26, 2020
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Column
Writer: Mnemosene2

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Thirsty BootsJudy Collinsseverin
2Candymaker's KnifeThe Fiery FurnacesUncleben
3Skinhead MoonstompSymaripMogdog
4The Lost WatchDuke of Ironseverin
5Bracelets of SoundHarry Beckettnosuchzone
6Goodbye EnglandLaura MarlingNoodsy
7WigThe B-52sPop Off!
8HomburgProcol HarumShivSidecar
9Keep Everything Under Your HatAlexander "Skip" SpenceShivSidecar
10SunglassesBlack Country, New Roadvanwolf2

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Take Off Your SunglassesEzra Furman & the HarpoonsJohn Hindle
2You Should See Me in a CrownBillie EilishEnglishOutlaw
3Silly HatBlue's Cluesnosuchzone
4Casablanca MoonSlapp HappyShivSidecar
5TopiwallehSwarathmaRavi Raman
6The Lamb Ran Away With the CrownJudee SillShivSidecar
7Gold Watch BluesDonovanamylee
8Wooden BagRichard DawsonJohn Hindle
9Queen BitchDavid BowieNoodsy
10Do Re Me So Far So GoodCarter U.S.M.happyclapper

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