Songs About Sales, Selling & Bargains

Jan. 17, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: EnglishOutlaw
At: The Song Bar

A List

 ArtistNominated byTopic
1MerchandiseFugazihappyclapper
2Step Right UpTom Waitsbarbryn
3This Guitar is For SaleBobby Baretreefrogdemon
4BargainWho9hairs9knots
5She Wants to Sell My MonkeyJunior Wellsattwilightlarks
6I'm Waiting for the ManVelvet Undergroundamylee
7A Piss in the OceanConflictCarpgate
8Thrift ShopMacklemore and Ryan Lewis ft WanzSweetHomeAlabama
9Politics of the Sneaker PumpPublic EnemyBeltway Bandit
10Little ManAlan JacksonSweetHomeAlabama
11Jumble SaleJake Thackrayseverin
12The Red CorvetteJohn McCutcheonUncleben

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 ArtistNominated byTopic
1I'm Selling My Pork Chops (But Giving My Gravy Away)Memphis MinnieTarquinSpodd
2Try Some, Buy SomeRonnie SpectorParaMhor
3Paperback BibleLambchopmegadom
4Sales TaxMississippi Sheiksmagicman
5Let's Push Things ForwardThe Streetsamylee
6Cash for ClunkersLoudon Wainwright IIItreefrogdemon
7Know Your ProductThe SaintsAltraEgo
8Punk Rock for SaleAntidoteCarpgate
9Up for SaleThe (International) Noise Conspiracyvanwolf2
10Everything Must GoManic Street Preachersphilipphilip99
11Plop Plop Fizz FizzSammy Davis Jr.TarquinSpodd
12EbayWeird Al Yankovicmegadom

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Songs About Dares

Jan. 11, 2018
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Column
Writer: Gary Willis (Fintan28)
At: The Guardian

A List

 ArtistNominated byTopic
1Children Play With MatchesMischief BrewEnglishOutlaw
2I Will DareThe ReplacementsShoegazer
3Boldest CatsMax Kofflersonsounds
4Funk the FearEsperanza Spaldinguntergunther
5Hit Me With Your Best ShotPat BenatarIsabelleForshaw
6What?Ursula Rucker (with U-Love)nilpferd
7Across the LinesTracy Chapmanattwilightlarks
8Long Time GoneCrosby, Stills & Nashmorbile
9Who Do You Love?Bo Diddleymikedow
10I Stand AloneRobert Glasper Experimentuntergunther
11Dare You To MoveSwitchfootFatherChewyLouie
12Don't Worry BabyThe Beach Boysthewinslowboy

B List

 ArtistNominated byTopic
1If You Want to Sing OutCat Stevensmanyofhorror
2Girl at the Bus StopMy Drug Hellhappyclapper
3She's My WitchKip Tylermikedow
4StrychnineThe SonicsMegadom
5Suicide ChumpFrank Zappabarbedwiretumbleweed
6We Dared the LightningThe Bellamy BrothersLyntonCrosby
7Double DareBauhausFatherChewyLouie
8Put a Little AsideThe ZutonsDarceysDad
9CreamPrinceajostu
10High and DryRadioheadhappyclapper

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Songs to Open a Mixtape

Jan. 10, 2018
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Column
Writer: ParaMhor
At: The Song Bar

A List

 ArtistNominated byTopic
1Come All YeFairport ConventionTempusfugit
2Lust For LifeIggy PopUncleben
3Ready TeddyLittle Richard9hairs9knots
4Get ReadyThe TemptationsShivSidecar
5Baby One More TimeBritney SpearsLeaveitallbehind
6The MonkeesThe Monkeesamylee
7Ballroom BlitzThe SweetRavi Raman
8Bat Out of HellMeat LoafLeaveitallbehind
9RefugeeTom Petty & the Heartbreakerstreefrogdemon
10Let's Stick TogetherBryan Ferrymagicman
11MilestonesMiles DavisFunkbrother69
12Unfinished SymphonyMassive Attackhappyclapper
13Skylarking DubHorace Andynosuchzone
14Also Sprach ZarathustraRichard StraussBeltwayBandit

B List

 ArtistNominated byTopic
1Are You Ready?Thin Lizzyphilipphilip99
2FeelTy Segallvanwolf2
3Blame It On the BoogieThe Jacksonsmagicman
4II B SCharles MingusTempusfugit
5Piss and Moan BluesThe Gourdstreefrogdemon
6Too HighStevie WonderBeltwayBandit
7Going UpEcho and the BunnymenCarpgate
8Carry OnCrosby, Stills and NashAltraEgo
9Statesboro BluesThe Allman Brothers BandBob Beatty
10Pink MoonNick Drakeamylee
11Best of my LoveThe Emotionsmegadom
12Daydream BelieverThe MonkeesSuzi
13El Pueblo UnidoInti-Illimaniuneasy listening
14Midnight Cowboy ThemeJohn Barry9hairs9knots

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Songs About Old and New

Jan. 4, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Chaz Cozens (HopelessCase)
At: The Guardian

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1YesterdayThe Beatlesflorian7
2ShiroyamaSabatonLondon2471
3New ShoesPaolo NutiniLyntonCrosby
4End Over EndFoo FighterszTom
5A New Day YesterdayJethro TullRavi Raman
6Another Brand New YearBottle RocketsDavid Kelly
7The KingSteeleye Spansuzi
8Let's Start the New Year RightBing CrosbyMoustacheGroupie
9Video Killed the Radio StarThe BugglesSpotTheWhopper
10New Kid in TownThe EaglesIsabelleForshaw

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Wind of ChangeThe Scorpionsbllckchps
2Solsbury HillPeter GabrielIsabelleForshaw
3Bastille DayRushphilipphilip99
4The Times They Are A-Changin'Bob Dylanbllckchps
5This World OverXTCStevenFlanagan
6Learning to LiveBeth HartGreatGrendel
7Roll Over BeethovenChuck BerryStevenFlanagan
8Black Eyes, Blue TearsShania TwainFatherChewyLouie
9Mama;s Got a GirlfriendBen HarperRavi Raman
10On the Turning AwayPink Floydbllckchps

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Songs With Great Backing Vocals

Jan. 3, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Ralph Brown (magicman)
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural WomanAretha Franklin9hairs9knots
2(Let Me Be Your) Teddy BearElvis PresleySuzi
3Bring It On Home to MeSam Cookeamylee
4Night Time is the Right TimeRay CharlesRavi Raman
5Hearts on FireGram Parsons & Emmylou Harrisbarbryn
6I'm Not in Love10CCmegadom
7State of IndependenceDonna SummerParaMhor
8I Can't Let GoThe HolliesShivSidecar
9Don't Worry BabyThe Beach Boystreefrogdemon
10Blue MoonThe MarcelsParaMhor
11Just a Gigolo/I Ain't Got NobodyLouis Prima & Keely Smithnosuchzone
12ElenoreThe Turtles9hairs9knots
13You Don't Love Me (No, No, No)Dawn Penn9hairs9knots

B List

    
TitleArtistNominated by
1I Say a Little PrayerAretha Franklinseverin
2Trouble of This WorldRose Stone & the Venice FourRavi Raman
3Rastaman ChantBob Marley & the WailersTarquinSpodd
4Yeke YekeMory KantéTarquinSpodd
5It's In His Kiss (The Shoop Shoop Song)Betty Everettseverin
6Hey Girl Don't Bother MeThe Tamsseverin
7Lightnin' StrikesLou Christieattwilightlarks
8La-La Means I Love YouThe Delfonics9hairs9knots
9It Wouldn't Have Made Any DifferenceTodd Rundgren9hairs9knots
10Chain ReactionDiana Rossphilipphilip99
11FriendsThe Beach BoysTarquinSpodd
12Jesus On the MainlineRy Coodermegadom
13Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)Gladys Knight & the Pipsseverin

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Songs About Trees

Dec. 28, 2017
Blog
Column
Writer: George Boyland (sonofwebcore)
At: The Guardian

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Christmas TreeKing StittBeltwayBandit
2The Tree Knows EverythingAdam F. ft Tracey ThornLuDux22
3Hickory WindThe Byrdszoomshot
4Willow TreeSeth Lakemansuzi
5Red Barked TreesWirewyngatecarpenter
6English TreesCrowded Housedeanofromoz
7It's All AroundShamenvanwolf
8Cinnamon TreeEsperanza Spalding florian7
9I Was an Oak TreeJonathan Byrdsuzi
10A Day in the Life of a TreeThe Beach BoysYak3

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Billy the MountainThe Mothers of Inventionmikedow
2London PlaneBig Big TrainHopelessCase
3Nothin' Shakin' (But the Leaves on the Trees)Eddie Fontainehudswell
4Whispering PinesThe BandAlfhartagain
5The Trees They Do Grow HighMartin Carthy & Dave SwarbrickzOOey
6Weeping Willow BluesBessie SmithStevenFlanagan
7The Tree Incredible String BandFurryCanary
8Weeping Willow BluesThe VerveFowerCloud
9The 12 Days of ChristmasFrank KellyIsabelleForshaw
10Bury Me Under the Weeping WillowThe Carter FamilySkydog7
11El ArbolArgentinaMakinavaja
12Black Horse and the Cherry TreeKT TunstallLyntonCrosby
13Willow Weep For MeBillie Holidayattwilightlarks

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Songs About Storms

Dec. 21, 2017
Blog
Column
Writer: Scott Blair (misterbadexample)
At: The Guardian

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Hurricane SeasonTrombone ShortyGreatGrendel
2Storm WarningBonnie RaittPatLux
3The TempestPendulumphilipphilip99
4Gov Did Nothin'John Butler TrioBlackCombe
5StormbringerDeep Purplegordonimmel
6Great Dust Storm DisasterWoody GuthrieNaguchi
7ThunderstruckAC/DCDrMaybe
8Stormy WeatherThe Spanielsattwilightlarks
9WintersturmeRichard Wagner (performed by Max Lorenz)bllckchps
10Storm Is RisingLittle AxeXanh_cay
11Wild GilbertLovindeeralexito
12Cold Haily Rainy NightImagined VillageStevenFlanagan

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Sad and Lonely FacesDavid Bedfordnosuchzone
2The StormBig CountrySpotTheWhopper
3StormyDiana Ross & the SupremesSpotTheWhopper
4Storm in a TeacupThe FortunesLyntonCrosby
5Storm CloudThe HeptonesXanh_cay
6SometimesJamesbarbryn
7The Storms Are On the OceanOllabellejrowen81
8Storm Across the SeaChuck Prophetwalstib
9Tornado of LoveThe RainmakersSpoilheapSurfer
10Storm the Reality AsylumRip Rig & PanicXanh_cay
11Calm Before the StormSparkstabbycatty
12The RainThundergordonimmel
13Storms Never LastWaylon Jennings & Jessi Colterdrunkenpanda
14StormYoshida BrothersShoegazer

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Songs About Snow and Ice

Dec. 20, 2017
Blog
Column
Writer: Leaveitallbehind
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Waltz of the SnowflakesPyotr Ilyitch Tchaikovskyattwilightlarks
2Snowflakes are DancingIsao Tomita (Composer: Claude Debussy)9hairs9knots
3Wonder If the Snow Will SettleClearlakevanwolf2
4No QuarterLed Zeppelinamylee
5Fifteen Feet of Pure White SnowNick Cave and the Bad SeedsParaMhor
6Frosty the SnowmanCocteau Twinsbarbryn
7Let It GoIdina Menzelbarbryn
87th Street WonderlandSongs: OhiaUncleben
9Footprints in the SnowDyon ParkerSidecarShiv
10Skating Away on the Thin Ice of a New DayJethro Tullamylee
11Under IceKate BushParaMhor
12Merry Xmas EveryoneSladeSidecarShiv

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Hint of a FreezeFishbaugh, Fishbaugh and Zorntreefrogdemon
2Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!Rod StewartRavi Raman
3Snowflake BalletJacques Offenbachseverin
4SnowstormGalaxie 500happyclapper
5Winter FieldsBat For Lashesseverin
6SnowboundGenesismegadom
7Cumberland CountyFred Eaglesmithtincanman
8Refrigerator CarSpin Doctorsphilipphilip99
9Missie How You Let Me DownRichard Thompsontreefrogdemon
10SnowblindJudy Henske & Jerry YesterTempusfugit
11Snow (Hey Ho)Red Hot Chili PeppersSweetHomeAlabama
12A Hazy Shade of WinterSimon & GarfunkelAltraEgo
13Ice in the SunStatus Quouneasy listening
14Snow Still MeltingFrightened RabbitToffeeBoy

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Songs About Asian Cities

Dec. 14, 2017
Blog
Column
Writer: Pairubu
At: The Guardian

A List

 ArtistNominated byTopic
1Uska DaraEartha KittIsabelleForshaw
2Youth in AsiaDirty SanchezILikeChips
3MedinaRachid TahaGreatGrendel
4Baku HipsterYa TosibaLuDux22
5Konichiwa BitchesRobynmanyofhorror
6Yeh Hai Bombay Meri JaanMohammed RafiAssameseGuy87
76 a.m. Jullander ShereCornershopvastariner
8Tonight in TokyoSandie ShawBeltwayBandit
9Kowloon, Hong kongThe Reynettesneilhayz
10Tokyo BalladTsutomu Nakamoto & the Shakari OrchestraBeltwayBandit
11Okinawa SongRyuichi Sakamotoajostu
12HanoiLa Grande SophieSubjectiveSubject

B List

 ArtistNominated byTopic
1Monsoon TownTokyo Ska Paradise OrchestraFatherChewyLouie
2My Woman From TokyoDeep PurpleLondon2471
3CalcuttaLawrence WelkSweetHomeAlabama
4Shanghai GirlsIO EchoStevenFlanagan
5Peking OCandave56
6On the Road to MandalayPeter DawsonLondon2471
7Hong Kong MamboTito Puentealexito
8My Favorite Town OsakaShonen KnifeStevenFlanagan
9SeoulAmiinaLyntonCrosby
10Mon Amour TokyoPizzicato Fivephilipphilip99
11Hills of KatmanduTantraalexito
12Urban Guitar SayonaraNumber Girlajostu
13BangkokAlex ChiltonBilly Oblivion

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Songs With Onomatopoeia

Dec. 13, 2017
Blog
Column
Writer: Stephen Males (severin)
At: The Song Bar

A List

 ArtistNominated byTopic
1Flight of the BumblebeeNikolai Rimsky-KorsakovSuzi
2Tick Tick BoomThe HivesLeaveitallbehind
3Boom Biddy BoomFrescharduntergunther
4Cement MixerSlim Gaillard Triouneasy listening
5Moss GardenDavid Bowieamylee
6Hog Callin' BlueCharles Mingusuntergunther
7KonchugunJun TogawaTarquinSpodd
8Cucurrucucu PalomaCaetano Velosomagicman
9Love BuzzShocking Bluehappyclapper
10Pata PataMiriam MakebaRavi Raman
11Chicken The CrampsTarquinSpodd
12Duetto Buffo di Due GattiGioachino RossiniParaMhor

B List

 ArtistNominated byTopic
1Ba Ba BoomThe Jamaicansmegadom
2Machine GunPortisheadAlBahooky
3Barking Up the Wrong TreeDon Woodymegadom
4Choo Choo Ch'BoogieLouis Jordan9hairs9knots
5Train Running Low on SoulXTCSidecarShiv
6Sumer Is Icumen InRichard Thompsonuneasy listening
7Trommeltanz (Din Daa Daa)George KranzSweetHomeAlabama
8Bim Bam BoomThe El Dorados9hairs9knots
9Kokessie DogThe KokessiesTarquinSpodd
10PowLethal Bizzlemagicman
11Honky Tonk Train BluesMead Luz LewisFunkbrother69
12The Ding Dong SongRebecca PanTarquinSpodd
13Zing Went the Strings of My HeartSkylinersAltraEgo

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