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 Influenced by Reggae, Ska and Rocksteady

Mar. 14, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Uncleben
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Watching the DetectivesElvis Costellonosuchzone
2Maantien Laitaa Yona & Orkesteri Liikkuvat Pilvet (with Puppa J)DiscoMonster
3HeavenPere Ubumegadom
4CuriousKode9 & the Spaceapemagicman
5I UnderstandAngelic UpstartsCarpgate
6Master Blaster (Jammin')Stevie WonderBeltway Bandit
7Belle de NuitLes Negresses VertesParaMhor
8The World GirlScritti Polittiphilipphilip99
9Big MuffJohn Martynmegadom
10Love Song # 1Meshell Ndegeocellonosuchzone
11Haitian DivorceSteely Danmegadom
12AfrikiAlpha BlondyTempusfugit
13Meurglys III, The Songwriter's GuildVan Der Graaf GeneratorTatankaYotanka

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Sunday ShiningFinley Quayehappyclapper
2Tiger BalmHollie Cookuntergunther
3Yanigawa BluesThe Ska FlamesPanthersan
4Girl The Internet (ft. Kaytranda)DiscoMonster
5HerbsB.T. Expresspejepeine
6Five Man ArmyMassive Attackseverin
7Don't Lose Your MindMiles Davismegadom
8KweleSomo Somo & Mose Se SengoTarquinSpodd
9Toda Menina BaianaGilberto GilAltraEgo
10LegalizaciónSka-PAndrew Morrissey
11Uncle SamMadnessSuzi
12Mother and Child ReunionPaul Simonmegadom
13Yesterday ManRobert WyattShivSidecar

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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 With Unusual Narrators

Feb. 28, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Barney Jeffries (barbryn)
At: The Song Bar

A List

 Song TitleArtistNominated by
1Birdhouse in Your SoulThey Might Be GiantsSuzi
2The Lighthouse's TaleNickel CreekSuzi
3Lightning RodGusterphilipphilip99
4Space DoggityJonathan CoultonSuzi
5I Am the FoxNancy Kerr & James FaganSuzi
6Little Red Robin Hood Hit the RoadRobert Wyattnosuchzone
7The LovecatsThe Curehappyclapper
8The AntelopePhilip JeaysTatankaYotanka
9Einstein's BrainThe DarkCarpgate
10Jerdacuttup ManThe Triffidsvanwolf2
11I'm a TruckRed SimpsonSweetHomeAlabama
12Milk TeethGeckoToffeeBoy

B List

 Song TitleArtistNominated by
1ColleenJoanna Newsommegadom
2My Name is CarnivalJackson C. FrankShivSidecar
3Funeral TangoScott WalkerUncleben
4The WarLuceroSkydog7
5Cold Missouri WatersJames KeelaghanRavi Raman
6I'm On StandbyGrandaddyhappyclapper
7Christmas Card from a Hooker in MinneapolisTom Waitsdeanofromoz
8The PriestJohnny Marr and Maxine PeakeDarceysDad
9FoxThe Men That Will Not Be Blamed for NothingEnglishOutlaw/Uncleben
10Virtute the Cat Explains Her DepartureThe Weakerthansphilipphilip99
11Green, Green Grass of HomeGram Parsonsattwilightlarks
12Who Done It?Harry Nilssonmagicman
13The Last MealHurricane Harryattwilightlarks
14Sympathy for the DevilThe Rolling Stonesnosuchzone

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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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Personal Theme and Entrance Songs

Feb. 21, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Peter Kimpton (SongBarLandlord)
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Blitzkrieg BopThe Ramoneshappyclapper
2Pretty VacantSex PistolsShivSidecar
3Teenage KicksThe UndertonesParaMhor
4Little Green BagGeorge Baker SelectionAltraEgo
5Le Chanson de JackyJacques BrelTatankaYotanka
6Jan Pehechan-HoMohammed RafiUncleben
7Baby Elephant walkDave GrusinRavi Raman
8The Pink Panther ThemeHenry ManciniAngel Ears
9At LastEtta Jamesseverin
10I Don't Want to Waste Your TimeOver the RhineDarceysDad
11American GirlTom Petty & the Heartbreakerstreefrogdemon
12Free RideEdgar Winter GroupAltraEgo
13The Liberty BellColdstream Guards (composer: John Philip Sousa)jim
14Entry of the Gods into ValhallaRichard Wagnermagicman

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Hot PantsJames BrownSkydog7
2You Came, You Saw, You ConqueredThe RonettesTarquinSpodd
3Big SpenderPeggy Leejim
4Why Don't You Do It RightJessica Rabbit/Amy IrvingDarceysDad
5Great ThingsEchobellyShivSidecar
6Treat Me RightNorma TanegaUncleben
7Open the DoorBetty Carternosuchzone
8Love and HappinessAl Greenmagicman
9Let the Music PlayBarry Whitemagicman
10The HustleVan McCoypejepeine
11Old Ned Theme from Steptoe & SonRon Grainerpejepeine
12The Intro and the OutroThe Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah BandMarconius7
13The Arrival of the Queen of ShebaGeorge Friedrich Handeltreefrogdemon
14Willkommen (from Cabaret)Joel GreyTarquinSpodd
15Get Carter, Train Journey & Opening CreditsRoy Buddnosuchzone
16Peter GunnHenry ManciniUncleben
17Genroku Hanami OdoriTakeshi Terauchi and the BunnysHoshino Sakura
18WaltzinBlackThe StranglersAndrew Morrissey
19OrangeKen NordineAngel Ears
20World in Action TV ThemeMick Weaver & Shawn Phillipsjim
21Blake's 7 Theme and Title SequenceDudley Simpson OrchestraCarpgate
22Cosmic CharlieThe Grateful DeadChris7572
23Whole Lotta LoveCollective Consciousness Society (CCS)ShivSidecar
24Gimme ShelterThe Rolling Stonesamylee
25White HeadphonesThe Mother HipsSkydog7
26The Boy With the Perptual NervousnessThe FeeliesTarquinSpodd
27Notice MeNew Model Armyvanwolf2
28Don't CareKlark KentShivSidecar
29Just an English OutlawThe Dogs d'AmourEnglishOutlaw
30Stand and DeliverAdam & the AntsLeaveitallbehind
31My Name is PrincePrince & the New Power Generationamylee
32King KuntaKendrick Lamarmagicman
33BonkersDizzee RascalParaMhor
34A Warrior's CallVolbeatchinhealer
35The StripperDavid Rose & his OrchestraAltraEgo
36There's No Business Like Show BusinessEthel Merman9hairs9knots

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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 Featuring Honorific Titles

Feb. 14, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Stephen Males (severin)
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1You're the DoctorTy Segallvanwolf2
2King of StrawSlapp Happynosuchzone
3Brother NoahThe ShadowsTarquinSpodd
4The BrigadierJake ThackraySuzi
5Big ChiefProfessor Longhairmagicman
6Lady MarleneKatzenjammerbarbryn
7Corporal CleggPink Floydjim
8Lord FranklinPentangleTempusfugit
9Queen MajestyThe Techniquesmagicman
10Someday My Prince Will ComeBill Evans Trionosuchzone
11Rock the CasbahThe Clash9hairs9knots
12Reverend LeeColleen HewettUncleben

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Ghosts of Princes in TowersRich KidsShivSidecar
2Les Remparts de VarsovieJacques BrelJoelle
3Queen BeeJohn Lee Hookerattwilightlarks
4Miss Brown to YouBillie Holidaytreefrogdemon
5Princess WankyThe WankysCarpgate
6Queen of the MayVeda HilleTatankaYotanka
7Uncle Albert/Admiral HalseyPaul and Linda McCartneySkydog7
8Duke of EarlGene ChandlerSuzi
9Look at Miss OhioGillian Welchtreefrogdemon
10MilordEdith Piaftreefrogdemon
11Dr. Bucks' LetterThe FallUncleben
12Queen of HeartsThe UnthanksSuzi

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