Songs Quoting Shakespeare

Mar. 11, 2020
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Writer: magicman

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 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

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 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 With Great Arrangements

Dec. 11, 2019
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Writer: magicman

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 TitleArtistNominated by
15th Piano ConcertoLudwig van Beethoven, (ft Alfred Brendel)swawilg
2Angel EyesFrank Sinatra Nilpferd
3Adagio, Concerto for AranjuezMiles Davis & Gil Evansmegadom
4AlfieCilla Blackajostu
5Donovan's ColoursVan Dyke ParksParaMhor
6ConstruçaoChico Buarquepejepeine
7Focus IIFocusMakivanaja
8Shining StarEarth, Wind & Fireamylee
9Who Loves YouFrankie Valli & the Four Seasonsflorian7
10Relight My FireDan HartmanPop Off!
11Oh What a WorldRufus Wainwrightbarbryn
12Yeh Jo Des Hai TeraA.R. Rahman & Berklee CollegeRavi Raman
13Thousand EyesFKA Twigsbarbryn

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1Whispering PinesThe Bandattwilightlarks
2Moonlight SerenadeGlen Millerflorian7
3Theme From Route 66Nelson Riddle9hairs9knots
4Don't Leave Me This WayHarold Melvin & the BluenotesNicko
5Mr. SkinSpiritBanazirGalbasi
6What is Hip?Tower of Poweramylee
7Ai No CorridaQuincy Jones9hairs9knots
8DuelPropagandaParaMhor
9MarmolMurcofShoegazer
10Way to BlueNick Drakebarbryn
11LorenaJohn HartfordTarquinSpodd
12Bonny Bunch of RosesJune Tabor & OysterbandSuzi
13The Parting GlassVoice Squadsonofwebcore

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Songs About Stalking, Following and Chasing

Nov. 6, 2019
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Writer: magicman

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1Mary Had a Little LambStevie Ray Vaughantincanman
2Where You LeadCarole KingParaMhor
3I Will Follow YouAl CampbellNicko
4Crazy LoveMindy GledhillPop Off!
5You Don't Know Nothing About LoveLorraine EllisonParaMhor
6I'm Following YouAnnette Hanshawseverin
7Nights on BroadwayCandi StatonPop Off!
8Every Breath You TakeThe PoliceUncleben
9The HunterAlbert Kingattwilightlarks
10Night ProwlerAC/DCTraktor Albatrost
11Corre Que Te Pillo (Run, I'll Catch You)Los JaivasMakinavaja
12Shifting GearsLalo SchifrinBanazirGalbasi
13Lil' Red Riding HoodSam the Sham & the PharaohsIsabelleForshaw

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1Strange and BeautifulAqualungvanwolf2
2Gonna Get Close to YouDalbelloRavi Raman
3Follow Me DownUNKLEvanwolf2
4StanEminem & DidoPop Off!
5NeighbourWalter TVvanwolf2
6FollowingThe BanglesPop Off!
7Crazy BaldheadBob MarleyNicko
8I'm Shadowing YouBlossom Deariepejepeine
9Spitting GamesSnow Patrolhappyclapper
10ReynardineFairport ConventionSuzi
11No ReplyThe BeatlesShivSidecar
12NadineChuck Berrytreefrogdemon

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Songs from New York City

July 24, 2019
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Writer: Ralph Brown (magicman)

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1Take the A TrainDuke Ellingtonmegadom
2Green LinePrincess NokiaDiscoMonster
3SummertimeCharlie ParkerShoegazer
4II BSCharles MingusTempusfugit
5The HustlerWillie Colonpejepeine
6Latin StrutJoe BataanUncleben
7Don't Make Me OverDionne WarwickParaMhor
8Runaround SueDionParaMhor
9New York CityJohn LennonParaMhor
10Blank GenerationRichard Hell & the Voidoidsmegadom
11I Know You Got SoulEric B & RakimUncleben
12Theme From Taxi DriverBernard Herrmann9hairs9knots
13New York State of MindBilly Joel & Tony BennettOliveButler

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1Romeo Had JulietteLou ReedShoegazer
2Miles Runs the Voodoo DownMiles DavisNicko
3Planet RockAfrika Bambaataa & the Soul Sonic ForceMussoliniHeadkick
4PowerhouseRaymond Scottphilipphilip99
5Tenth Avenue Freezeout LiveBruce Springsteentreefrogdemon
6Always & ForeverPat Metheny & Toots Thielemansflorian7
7I Guess the Lord Must Be in New York CityHarry Nilssonswawilg
8Honeysuckle Rose (Carnegie Hall)Benny GoodmanRavi Raman
9The World is YoursNasmegadom
10I am the Black Gold of the SunNuyorican Soul ft Jocelyn BrownNicko
11BirdfingersLarry Coryellnosuchzone
12New YorkSt. Vincentmegadom

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Songs With Ambiguity

July 17, 2019
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Writer: Ralph Brown (magicman)

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1Don't Know What It MeansTedeschi Trucks BandSkydog7
2Pancho & LeftyTownes Van ZandtParaMhor
3Which Dreamed ItBoeing Duveen & the Beautiful SoupShivSidecar
4Livin' ThingElectric Light Orchestraflorian7
5TransformationNona Hendryxphilipphilip99
6Misty WaterThe KinksSuzi
7Al AlbaRosa LeonMakinavaja
8Me & Julio Down By the SchoolyardPaul SimonSweetHomeAlabama
9When I Was OtherwiseGazelle Twinajostu
10We Died in AugustDana & Karen Kletternosuchzone
11The Moonbeam SongHarry NilssonSeth Miller
12Zen ArcherTodd Rundgren9hairs9knots

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1I Don't KnowChris BellShivSidecar
2Faraway LookYolaDiscoMonster
3Big Electric CatAdrian Belew9hairs9knots
4Throw Back the Little OnesSteely DanRavi Raman
5The 15thWirevanwolf2
6RevolutionThe BeatlesMussoliniHeadkick
7PatientPeter HammillTatankaYotanka
8The BarrelAldous HardingSongBarLandlord
9Ring Dang DooSam the Sham & the PharaohsAltraEgo
10LotusR.E.M.SweetHomeAlabama
11I Don't Know Where I StandFairport ConventionShivSidecar
12Anywhere Out of the WorldDead Can Dancevanwolf2
13It Must Be a CamelFrank ZappaChris7572

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Songs Influenced by Gospel

Dec. 12, 2018
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Writer: Ralph Brown (magicman)
At: Song Bar

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1Have Mercy BabyBilly Ward & the DominoesIsabelleForshaw
2Bed of Rose'sThe Statler BrothersRavi Raman
3I Got a WomanRay CharlesNicko
4I Thank YouSam & Davetincanman
5Holy GhostWynton Marsalisswawilg
6Border SongElton JohnNicko
7Until You Come Back to MeAretha Franklin9hairs9knots
8Roll Me Through the RushesChaka KhanOliveButler
9How Can You Mend a Broken HeartAl GreenParaMhor
10Go Now!The Moody BluesAltraEgo
11Turn On Your Love LightBobby BlandAltraEgo
12And I Am Telling You I'm Not GoingJennifer Hollidaybishbosh
13Ultralight BeamKanye WestGreatGrendel

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1You've Got a Friend (live)Donny HathawayNicko
2Keep On PushingThe ImpressionsIsabelleForshaw
3Respect YourselfThe Staple Singersmegadom
4If You Don't Know Me By NowHarold Melvin & the Blue Notesamylee
5Some Kind of GameAgainst All Logic (Nicolas Jaar)untergunther
6Wednesday Night Prayer MeetingCharles MingusAbahachi
7You Turn Me OnLabelleAbahachi
8River Deep, Mountain HighIke & Tina TurnerParaMhor
9Higher and HigherJackie WilsonParaMhor
10Trouble, You Can't Fool MeRy Cooderswawilg
11Ain't Nothing Like the Real ThingMarvin Gaye & Tammi Terrellmegadom
12These Arms of MineOtis ReddingNicko
13You Send MeSam CookeParaMhor
14Cry BabyGarnet Mimms & the Enchantersattwilightlarks
15You Got the LoveThe Source ft Candi StatonNicko
16Jimmy MackMartha Reeves & the VandellasIsabelleForshaw
17The River of DreamsBilly JoelSweetHomeAlabama
18If You Think You're Lonely NowBobby WomackIsabelleForshaw
19Mercy, Mercy, MercyCannonball AdderleyNilpferd
20I Feel the Earth MoveCarole KingShivSidecar
21Deeper WellEmmylou HarrisSuzi
22He Ain't Heavy, He's My BrotherThe HolliesRavi Raman
23Another DayJamie Lidellswawilg
24Coming HomeJohn Legendswawilg
25Man in the MirrorMichael JacksonSweetHomeAlabama
26Reach OutMidfield GeneralDiscoMonster
27Deeper Than the HollerRandy TravisRavi Raman
28Sweet & DandyToots & the MaytalsUncleben
29The Glow of LoveChangebishbosh
30I Am the Black Gold of the SunNuyorican Soul ft Jocelyn BrownNicko

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Songs With Harp, Lyre or Zither

Oct. 17, 2018
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Writer: Ralph Brown (magicman)
At: Song Bar

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1Harp & Aeolian HarpSarah Deere-Jonesphilipphilip99
2Blue NileAlice Coltraneattwilightlarks
3La IguanaLila DownsJamesowen475
4FirebratZeena Parkinsnosuchzone
5On a Good DayJoanna NewsomGreatGrendel
6The Boy is MineBrandy & Monicapejepeine
7Why Did You Leave MeDorothy Ashbyphilipphilip99
8BeastAgnes ObelUncleben
9JarabiSona JobartehNicko
10Sea of LoveCat PowerIsabelleForshaw
11Danse Sacrée & Danse ProfaneClaude Debussy (performed by Vera Badings)Beltway Bandit
12All I WantJoni MitchellParaMhor
13MockingbirdInez & Charlie FoxxIsabelleForshaw

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1If It's MagicStevie Wonder ft Dorothy Ashbysonofwebcore
2Cuarto de ColoresEdmar CastanedaBeltway Bandit
3Blue MoonHarpo MarxNelson Doherty
4Brandy CoveDelyth & Angharad JenkinsSuzi
5HuiziopochtliAndreas VollenweiderBanazirGalbasi
6Pozo del DeseoKetama, Toumani Diabaté & José Sotosonofwebcore
7Bulimic BeatsCatatoniaphilipphilip99
8Glassworks 1 (Opening)Philip Glass ft Lavinia MeijerBeltway Bandit
9Northern LightsLucinda Belle Orchestraseverin
10Keep on the Sunny SideThe Carter FamilyBeltway Bandit
11SakuraKasumi WatanabiHoshino Sakura
12Dance of SapphoThe Gnostic Trio (composed by John Zorn)Seth Miller
13You Got the Dirtee LoveFlorence and the Machine ft Dizzee RascalMussoliniHeadkick

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Electronic Music to 1983

June 6, 2018
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Writer: Ralph Brown (magicman)
At: Song Bar

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 Song TitleArtistNominator
1The Swan Clara Rockmore (composed by Camille Saint-Saëns)megadom
2Love Don't Live Here AnymoreRose Roycenosuchzone
3TimewhysTonto's Expanding HeadbandUncleben
4WatussiHarmoniamegadom
5The GnomeEmerson, Lake & Palmer (composed by Modest Mussorgsky)Joelle
6PortofinoRaymond ScottUncleben
7Behind the MaskYellow Magic Orchestraphilipphilip99
8SOSAbbaParaMhor
9FlamingoTodd Rundgren9hairs9knots
10Back Street LuvCurved AirShivSidecar
11Electric GardenConrad Schnitzlermegadom
12St. Elmo's FireBrian EnoDjinnjaha
13NeukölnDavid Bowiemegadom
14Doctor Who ThemeDelia Derbyshireattwilightlarks
15Création du MondeVangelisBanazirGalbasi
16The Fifth Wave: Water LullabySuzanne CianiDiscoMonster

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1Planet RockAfrika Bambaataabishbosh
2Hatgini TaniAl Massrienuntergunther
3I'm the OneAnnette PeacockTatankaYotanka
4SunrainAshraRavi Raman
5PhaedraTangerine Dreammegadom
6Répons: Section OnePierre Boulezmegadom
7Test CardThis Heatmegadom
8The Ice Cream ManThe TornadosFretlessBasser
9Battle With the Invisible MonsterLouis & Bebe Barronphilipphilip99
10Venusian Summer Suite Pt. 2Lenny WhiteBanazirGalbasi
11Legend Days are OverBeaver & KrauseShivSidecar
12TanzmusikKraftwerkmegadom
13Gossipo PerpetuoJean-Jacques PerreySweetHomeAlabama
14Rainbow ChaserNirvana UKShivSidecar
15GeradewohlRoedeliusmegadom
16FunkytownLipps Inc. SweetHomeAlabama

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Songs Featuring Harmonica

Mar. 21, 2018
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Writer: Ralph Brown (magicman)
At: Song Bar

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 TitleArtistHarmonica PlayerNominated by
1Man With a HarmonicaEnnio MorriconeFranco de GeminiIan Cuthbert
2Orange Blossom SpecialCharlie McCoyCharlie McCoymegadom
3Blue LightLittle WalterLittle WalterBeltway Bandit
4Walking BluesButterfield Blues BandPaul ButterfieldRavi Raman
5AlfieStevie WonderStevie Wondermegadom
6Good Morning Little SchoolgirlSonny Boy Williamson ISonny Boy Williamson IUncleben
7The Blues Had a Baby (And They Called It Rock 'n' Roll)Muddy WatersJames CottonAltraEgo
8Whammer JammerJ. Geils BandMagic Dickalfie hisself
9The Genevieve WaltzLarry AdlerLarry AdlerBeltway Bandit
10EasyBig Walter HortonBig Walter Hortonattwilightlarks
11Room To MoveJohn MayallJohn Mayall ShivSidecar
12Brown BalladQuincy JonesToots ThielemansAlBahooky
13Midnight CowboyJohn BarryToots ThielemansToffeeBoy

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 TitleArtistHarmonica PlayerNominated by
1Prison BluesJohn LomaxAlexdeanofromoz
2Not Fade AwayThe Rolling StonesBrian Jonesmegadom
3Chicago BreakdownDoctor RossDoctor RossUncleben
4Steppin' In ItHerbie HancockStevie Wondernosuchzone
5Fruta BoaToots ThielemanToots Thielemansuntergunther
6Run AroundBlues TravelerJohn Popperamylee
7Willie Brown BluesRy CooderSonny TerryRavi Raman
8I Want to Take You HigherSly and the Family StoneSly StoneAltraEgo
9Just a FeelingCharlie MusselwhiteCharlie MusselwhiteRavi Raman
10Twenty Yards BehindDr. FeelgoodLee BrilleauxFunkbrother69
11Livin' On the HighwayNico Wayne ToussaintNico Wayne ToussaintAndrew Morrissey
12Your Funeral My TrialSonny Boy Williamson IISonny Boy Williamson IIBeltway Bandit
13Living in a Hard LandChris WilsonChris Wilsondeanofromoz
14On the Road AgainCanned HeatAlan Wilsonseverin

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Songs With Great Drumming

Jan. 25, 2018
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Writer: Ralph Brown (magicman)
At: The Guardian

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 TitleArtistDrummerNominated by
1Adi TaalBickram GhoshBickram GhoshRavi Raman
2Total EclipseBilly CobhamBilly Cobhamshutupthelotofyou
3Lipstick VogueElvis Costello & the AttractionsPete ThomasMike Blakeney
4Ja FunmiKing Sunny AdéRasaki AladokunFuel
5Hold On, I'm ComingSam & DaveAl Jackson Jr.attwilightlarks
6Tobi IluArt Blakey & the Afro-Drum EnsembleArt BlakeyBeltwayBandit
7Be My BabyThe RonettesHal Blaineattwilightlarks
8El Rey Del TimbalTito PuenteTito Puentealexito
9LateralusToolDanny CareyCassandra Kelsey
10Coming In from the ColdBob Marley & the WailersCarlton BarrettRobin Layfield
11CaravanPapa Jo JonesPapa Jo Jonesgoldennuggets
12AjaSteely DanSteve GaddOldLutonian
13Tambourinaires de BukirasaziBurundi DrummersBurundi Drummersngoo

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 TitleArtistDrummerNominated by
1FireballDeep PurpleIan Paicegordonimmel
2Live WireThe MetersZigaboo Modelisteid99990000
3Do What You LikeBlind FaithGinger BakerSentimentalbloke
4Memphis in the MeantimeJohn HiattJim KeltnerTheNick
5The Glamorous LifeSheila ESheila EscovedoIsabelleForshaw
6Demons ThemeLTJ BukemDanny Williamsonnilpferd
7Happy JackThe WhoKeith MoonAtombowl28
8Roforofo FightFela KutiTony Allentricornhat
9Tom SawyerRushNeil Peartphilipphilip99
10Think (About It)Lyn CollinsClyde StubblefieldFuel
11Strings of LightYussef KamaalYussef Dayes, Kamaal WilliamsDaniel Towns
12Channel One SuiteBuddy RichBuddy RichSubjectiveSubject
13Easy WindGrateful DeadBill Kreutzmanndave56

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