Songs About England

Oct. 3, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Barney Jeffries (barbryn)
At: The Song Bar

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1The Lark AscendingRalph Vaughan WilliamsNeville Morley
2Oh England, My LionheartKate Bushphilipphilip99
3England's GloryMax Wallseverin
4Here's to Old EnglandLuke Haineshappyclapper
5Dear EnglandLowkey ft Mai Khalilmagicman
6EnglishNerina PallotJenny K.
7JerusalemMark Stewart & the MaffiaShoegazer
8AlbionBabyshamblesToffeeBoy
9For What is Chatteris...Half Man Half Biscuitmegadom
10Losing HaringeyThe ClienteleBanazirGalbasi
11Wessex BoyFrank TurnerLeaveitallbehind
12A Place Called EnglandThe Young-UnsSuzi

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1England SwingsPatty DukeAltraEgo
2This is EnglandKanomagicman
3UK Vice VersaMC LarsIsabelleForshaw
4Derbyshire, 1987The CreepersShivSidecar
5PeterboroughThe Long Blondessaneshane
6Pram TownDarren Haymanmegadom
7Peter Cushing Lives in WhitstableThe Jellybottysphilipphilip99
8England, Half EnglishBilly Bragg & the Blokesbishbosh
9My Country TooThe OysterbandSuzi
10White ChalkPJ HarveyGreatGrendel
11Is My Team Ploughing?George ButterworthBeltway Bandit
12A Canterbury TaleDreadzoneUncleben

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Songs About Fractions

Sept. 26, 2018
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Column
Writer: ParaMhor
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1TaxmanThe Beatlesmegadom
2Obscurity KnocksTrashcan Sinatrasbishbosh
31 Hour 1/2 AgoRain ParadeShivSidecar
4Mein HerrLiza MinnelliGreatGrendel
5Definition of a KingTwo Kings in a Cipherpejepeine
6DelawareDrop NineteensSkydog7
799 and a 1/2Mavis StaplesSeth Miller
844 BluesMemphis Slim and Willie DixonRavi Raman
9Halfway to ParadiseBill FuryBeltway Bandit
10Half the Perfect WorldMadeline Peyrouxseverin
11A Very Small Piece of the Real WorldRobb JohnsonTatankaYotanka
12InchwormDavid Boulter, Stuart Staples & Kurt Wagner Shoegazer
13Cassava PieceAugustus PabloUncleben

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Sixty Minute ManThe DominoesNicko
2Quarter to ThreeGary US BondsTarquinSpodd
3Three Into Two Won't GoZZ Hillnosuchzone
4Splitting in TwoAlternative TVuneasy listening
5Eric the Half a BeeMonty Pythonsonofwebcore
6Half Cut, Wholly YoursJackBethnoir
7Half Heaven, Half HeartacheGene PitneyMarconius7
8Eight Men, Four WomenO.V. Wrightattwilightlarks
9Three Pieces of My HeartBella HardySuzi
10Half CasteThin Lizzyphilipphilip99
11Quatre MainsdEUShappyclapper
12Half OunceJoe Gibbs and the Professionalsmagicman
13Pearl of the QuarterSteely DanToffeeBoy

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Songs Lyrics with Strange, Rare or Unlikely Words

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

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Walking Down MadisonKirsty MacCollParaMhor
2HippopotamusSparksOliverButler
3Destroi PhallocentricityOi PolloiCarpgate
4Love is a Bourgeois ConstructPet Shop Boysbishbosh
5I Was a Maoist IntellectualMomusBethnoir
6I'm the SlimeFrank ZappaIsabelleForshaw
7Poo-Poo in the PrawnIan DuryShoegazer
8Leopold AlcoxJake ThackrayJohn Hindle
9Releasing Hypnotical GasesOrganized Konfusionamylee
10VerisimilitudeTeenage Fanclubhappyclapper
11Pastime ParadiseStevie WonderIsabelleForshaw
12Monkey and BearJoanna Newsombarbryn

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Dirty WorldTravelling Wilburystreefrogdemon
2High Highs and Low LowsThe Gourdstreefrogdemon
3Assume the PerpendicularThe Divine ComedyBethnoir
4Music and RhythmMighty Sparrowmagicman
5Indoor Games Near NewburySir John Betjemanmegadom
6Into My ArmsNick Cave & the Bad SeedsGreatGrendel
7Glory and GoreLordeNeville Morley
8PetrichorPaul KellyNicko
9Your Molecular StructureMose AllisonAlBahooky
10The Beasht InsideVivian Stanshallmegadom
11Rawhead and BloodybonesSiouxsie and the BansheesBethnoir
12Belladonna & AconiteInkubus SukkubusBethnoir

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Songs About Authenticity and Fakery

Sept. 12, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Uncleben
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Suburban HomeboySparksOliveButler
2You Fake It/You Make ItAngelicaTarquinSpodd
3WWPRDJeffrey Lewis & the Rainbarbryn
4Olde Tyme Mem'ryMischief BrewEnglishOutlaw
5Doll PartsHoleamylee
6Wolf in Sheep's ClothingBig Youthseverin
7Slapped ActressThe Hold SteadyShoegazer
8Myself When I Am RealCharlie Mingusmagicman
9I Don't MindBuzzcocksvanwolf2
10Nobody CaresSuperorganismMussoliniHeadkick
11The Man Who Called Himself JesusStrawbsattwilightlarks
12The Ballad of El GoodoBig StarParaMhor
13The Real ThingRussell MorrisNicko

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Whatcha See if Whatcha GetThe DramaticsSweetHomeAlabama
2Fake Tales of San FranciscoArctic Monkeysphilipphilip99
3All I Want is YouRoxy Musicmegadom
4That's Right, You're Not From TexasLyle Lovetttreefrogdemon
5Casablanca MoonSlapp Happynosuchzone
6Living in Real TimeThe Bevis FrondTatankaYotanka
7Mine Was RealRozetta Johnsonattwilightlarks
8Celebrity InterviewThe Jigsaw SeenShivSidecar
9Forging Plastic PainEric Matthewsmagicman
10To SheilaSmashing PumpkinsSkydog7
11No Thing On Me (Cocaine Song)Curtis MayfieldSeth Miller
12Can't Fake the FeelingGeraldine HuntNicko
13True SkoolColdcut (ft Roots Manuva)MussoliniHeadkick

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Songs About Brevity

Sept. 5, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Stephen Males (severin)
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1StartThe Jam DiscoMonster
2How Sad, How LovelyConnie Conversephilipphilip99
3Instant HitThe SlitsShoegazer
4The Carnival is OverNick Cave & the Bad SeedsNicko
521 SecondsSo Solid Crewmagicman
6It Has Not Taken LongNicoTarquinSpodd
7Just One LookDoris Troyattwilightlarks
8One WeekSay Sue MeTarquinSpodd
9One Brief MomentNatacha AtlasDiscoMonster
10It Only Takes a MinuteTavaresSweetHomeAlabama
11Sweet Thames Flow SoftlyMaddy Prior and the GirlsSuzi
12Brief EncounterHigh Contrastsaneshane

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Where'v Yer Bin, Dick?The UnthanksSuzi
2Um Um Um Um Um UmMajor Lanceattwilightlarks
3Three Minute WarningWarlockHopeless Case
4DragonflyFleetwood MacOliveButler
5Good TimesThe EasybeatsUncleben
610 SecondsJazmine SullivanRavi Raman
75 MinutesThe StranglersOliveButler
8Brief CandlesThe Zombiesmegadom
9Seventeen SecondsThe CureShoegazer
104 MinutesMadonna (ft Justin Timberlake & Timbaland)SweetHomeAlabama
11Brief and BrightWhiteyShoegazer
12DragonfliesEddi ReaderSuzi
13Moment of My LifeInner Life (ft Jocelyn Brown)Nicko
14TimePink FloydSkydog7

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Songs About Oddballs, Outcasts and Outsiders

Aug. 29, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Amy Lee (amylee aka RipThisJoint)
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1OutsiderThe RamonesNicko
2Hot TopicLe Tigreuneasy listening
3He's an OddballThe Lewis Sistersphilipphilip99
4Neighbourhood #2 (Laïka)Arcade Firehappyclapper
5Killing an ArabThe Curemegadom
6Blackheart ManBunny Wailerseverin
7Paper ScratcherBLind MeLoNRavi Raman
8Johnny RyallBeastie Boyshappyclapper
9Dock EllisBarbara ManningShivSidecar
10Tracy JacksBlurNoodsy
11This GirlChumbawambaEnglishOutlaw
12Jim O'WindygatesJackie LevenTatankaYotanka
13Head Hang LowJulian CopeDiscoMonster
14Oh! You Pretty ThingsDavid BowieShivSidecar

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1WeirdoThe CharlatansSweetHomeAlabama
2Know Your OnionThe Shinshappyclapper
3Pinch MeBarenaked Ladiesphilipphilip99
4Your Best American GirlMitskiTarquinSpodd
5The Man Who Called Himself JesusThe Strawbsattwilightlarks
6I'll Show YouDexys Midnight RunnersCarpgate
7Dani CaliforniaRed Hot Chili PeppersLeaveitllbehind
8They Say I'm DifferentBetty DavisNilpferd
9Here Come the FreaksWas (Was Not)philipphilip99
10She's StrangeCameo9hairs9knots
11BlockheadsIan Dury and the BlockheadsShivSidecar
12Carry Bag ManThe Fallhappyclapper
13Sunday Morning NeighboursStratford MercenariesCarpgate
14Famous TracheotomiesOkkervil Rivertincanman
15A Strange BoyJoni Mitchellseverin
16Bag LadyTodd Rundgrenmagicman
17The Lass of AughrimSusan McKeownattwilightlarks
18The State I'm InBelle & SebastianToffeeBoy

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Songs About Silver and Other Non-Ferrous Metals

Aug. 22, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: TatankaYotanka
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Silver MachineHawkwindLeaveitallbehind
2Tin OmenSkinny Puppyamylee
3Silver (Tidal Wave)Echo & the BunnymenParaMhor
4Think ZincT. Rexseverin
5Silver BirdU-RoyUncleben
6Lead Poisoned JeanFrenzal RhombNicko
7Sodium Light BabyThe Thevanwolf2
8Platinum TipsRoyal TruxUncleben
9Thirty Pieces of SilverYabby YouNicko
10Tungsten BabalawoGeorgia Anne MuldrowUncleben
11De PlataRosalíapejepeine
12The Silver in Her CrucifixJackie Levenmegadom

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Like Mercury (In My Blood)Steve TallisNicko
2You Got the SilverThe Rolling Stonesamylee
3Brass BeamWaxahatcheeTarquinSpodd
4Silver BirdThe ParagonsNicko
5MercuryThrowing MusesShivSidecar
6Silver StarFrankie Valli & the Four Seasonsattwilightlarks
7Drunk on AluminiumWintersleepvanwolf2
8Silver Ships of AndilarTownes Van ZandtGreatGrendel
9Silver Platter ClubJohn GrantGreatGrendel
10Silver DaggerJoan Baeztreefrogdemon
11Silver GirlPennywiseShivSidecar
12UraniumThe CommodoresNicko

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12″ Singles and Remixes to 1979

Aug. 15, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Paul Hayes (DiscoMonster)
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Truly (1977 Discomix)The Jays & Ranking TrevorShivSidecar
2Dance Dance Dance,,, Yowsah! Yowsah! Yowsah!Chicmagicman
3Miss You (12" Version)The Rolling Stonesamylee
4Money in My PocketDennis Brownmagicman
5Now That We've Found LoveThird Worldmegadom
6FlashlightParliamentSeth Miller
7You Make Me Feel (Original 12" Version)SylvesterOliveButler
8Liza...LizaElias Rahbaniphilipphilip99
9Big BlowManu DibangoNicko
10Kiss Me AgainDinosaurUncleben
11Weep and Mourn (12" Version)Israel VibrationTarquinSpodd
12Dream Baby Dream (Long Version)Suicideuntergunther
13Funkytown (Super Disco Version)Lipps Inc.David Brown
14Life in Tokyo (12")Japanmegadom
15Dancing the Night AwayMotorsShivSidecar
16And the Beat Goes OnWhispers9hairs9knots

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Don't Let It Go to Your HeadBlack Harmonypejepeine
2Street PlayerChicagoSweetHomeAlabama
3Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) (Special Disco Version)The Jacksonsamylee
4Love Vibration (12" Mix)Joe Simonuntergunther
5Kind of Life (Kind of Love) 12"North EndParaMhor
6Born for a Purpose (Reason for Living)Dr. AlimantadoUncleben
7I Was Made for Lovin' You (12" Version)KissUncleben
8Conscious Man (Discomix)Jolly BrothersNicko
9Disco StompHamilton BohannonDavid Brown
10Hit and Run Walter Gibbons 12" Mix (1977)Loleatta Hollowayattwilightlarks
11Chant Down Babylon - 12"Yabby You & TrinityUncleben
12Music is My Way of LifePatti Labellebishbosh
13Roots TrainDillinger/Junior Murvin/Lee PerryShoegazer
14Little Johnny Jewel, Pts. 1 & 2TelevisionTarquinSpodd

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Songs About Ladders, Stairs and Elevators

Aug. 8, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: attwilightlarks
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Precarious StairCrystal Stiltsvanwolf2
2The Little Man Who Wasn't ThereGlenn Millerphilipphilip99
3Lady RachelKevin Ayers9hairs9knots
4Stray Cat BluesThe Rolling Stonesamylee
5Love for SaleBillie HolidayParaMhor
6LiftRadioheadParaMhor
7GénériqueMiles Davisnosuchzone
8Cold, Rain and SnowGrateful DeadChris7572
9Dirt in the GroundTom Waitsnosuchzone
10Up the TowerProtomartyrvanwolf2
11Padipattu (Breathless)Shankar MahadevanRavi Raman
12Jacob's LadderBruce Springsteentreefrogdemon

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Jacob's Ladder (New Yorican Dub Mix)Incognitonosuchzone
2Strange StairwayBill FayUncleben
3Ladder of LoveThe FlamingosOliveButler
4Hippy Elevator OperatorWC Fields Memorial Electric String bandseverin
5Creepin' Up the BackstairThe FratellisLeaveitallbehind
6Elevator BoogieBill Johnsonseverin
7Vanlose StairwayVan MorrisonUncleben
8Elevator of LoveThe CrystalairsMitch Mitchell
9Up and Down the LadderThe Intrudersphilipphilip99
10I'll Step DownLee Diamond and the CherokeesMitch Mitchell
11Shopper's ParadiseCarter the Unstoppable Sex Machinehappyclapper
12ExecutionerWolfgang Pressvanwolf2
13To the Office/ElevatorDavid Shiremagicman

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Songs Inspired By India

Aug. 2, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: George Boyland (sonofwebcore)
At: The Guardian

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Games People PlayJoe SouthIsabelleForshaw
2Within You Without YouThe Beatlesgordonimmel
3Wild Mountain HoneyThe Steve Miller bandIsabelleForshaw
4Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)Stevie WonderIsabelleForshaw
5Mother IndiaFun-Da-MentalShoegazer
6Krishna BlueDavid SylvianEddyBamyasi
7New Way New LifeAsian Dub FoundationDarceysDad
8Guru SongFuture Sound of London658spark
9Blue RagaDavy Grahamdave56
10Filhos de GandhiGiberto Gil & Jorge Bendrunkenpanda
11Bird in HandLee "Scratch" Perry & the UpsettersDenryMachin
12Ever So LonelyMonsoongordonimmel

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1HomelandsNitin Sawhneynilpferd
2Devotion No. 1Loop Guruphilipphilip99
3The Man From NagpurQuasimodenilpferd
4My Dark StarSuedeOlivesNightie
5Get Ur Freak OnMissy ElliottFatherChewyLouie
6Inside the Taj MahalPaul Hornnilpferd
7GovindaKula Shakergordonimmel
8Ravi ShankarDub SyndicateShoegazer
9The India SongBig StarGreatGrendel
10NadiaJeff Beckblackshadow
1166 MetresIndian Ropemanphilipphilip99
12IndiaShaktiSvenDog
13Raga BairagicCharanjit SinghSpotTheWhopper
14Three is a Green CrownThe Incredible String BandGreatGrendel
15Om Nama ShivayaSteve Hillageleedslily2
16Fifty Dollar HabitWilliam Bellphilipphilip99

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