Songs About Indirect Messages

Aug. 7, 2019
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Writer: Olive Butler

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1Western UnionElvis PresleyIsabelleForshaw
2Tell HerEd Townsend9hairs9knots
3SkywriterThe Jackson 5severin
4I Don't Want to Hear It AnymoreDusty Springfieldattwilightlarks
5Frank MillsThe Lemonheadsbarbryn
6Listen to What the Man SaidPaul McCartney & WingsSweetHome Alabama
7Sylvia's MotherDr. HookLeaveitallbehind
8No LoveJoan Armatradingseverin
9I Got the Same Old BluesJ.J. Cale9hairs9knots
10Just Say I Love HimNina SimoneIsabelleForshaw
11This Guy's in Love With YouHerb Albert & the Tijuana Brassflorian7
12And If You See HimDiana Rossmegadom

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1I Heard It Through the GrapevineThe Slitsseverin
2Semaphore SignalsWreckless EricShivSidecar
3Tell Laura I Love HerRicky ValanceSuzi
4Ouija Board, Ouija BoardMorrisseyTarquinSpodd
5Peggy Sue Got MarriedBuddy HollyIsabelleForshaw
6Please Take a Letter, Miss BrownThe Ink Spotstincanman
7A Message From the Man in the MoonJosephine BakerIsabelleForshaw
8Hello, This is JoanniePaul EvansMussoliniHeadkick
9Sand All YellowKevin Coynenosuchzone
10Memphis,TennesseeChuck BerryParaMhor
11Give My Love to RoseJohnny Cashmegadom
12The Most Beautiful GirlCharlie Richswawilg

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Worst Songs

Apr. 3, 2019
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Writer: Olive Butler

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1Emerald CityThe Seekersseverin
2Energy in NorthamptonLinda Jardimvastariner
3Nobody's ChildThe Alexander BrothersGreatGrendel
4Butterfly MindArcesiaTarquinSpodd
5Bla Bla BlaPhilippe Katerine Ravi Raman
6Imagine What I Could Do to YouAdrian Streetpejepeine
7My Bathroom is a Private Kind of PlacePatt Stanton GjonolaTarquinSpodd
8Diary of an Unborn ChildLil' MarkieSweetHomeAlabama
9I Yodel for JesusRex Dallas & George DobbieNicko
10Saying Goodbye to His HorseSplodgenessaboundsCarpgate
11The MessageGeorgina Dobson & Cupboard SimonTarquinSpodd
12Bay City Rollers, We Love YouTartan HordeShivSidecar

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Yes Sir, I Can BoogieM.A. NumminenShoegazer
2AquariusRaphaelMakinavaja
3Rocket ManWilliam ShatnerMarconius7
4Anarchy in the UKLos Punk RockersTarquinSpodd
5Song Sung BlueAltered Imagesphilipphilip99
6You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'Paul Shanevastariner
7Back in the USSRSu Pollardbishbosh
8Blueberry HillVladimir Putinvastariner
9Hotel CaliforniaGipsy Kingsswawilg
10IfTelly SavalasSweetHomeAlabama
11In the GhettoEl Principe GitanoMakinavaja
12How Deep is the OceanBarbara Cartlandflorian7

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Songs That Sound Like Other Songs

Jan. 2, 2019
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Writer: Olive Butler

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 TitleArtistNominated byOther SongOther Song Artist
1Surfin' USAThe Beach BoysParaMhorSweet Little SixteenChuck Berry
2I Feel FineThe BeatlesmagicmanWatch Your StepBobby Parker
3That's Not My NameThe Ting TingsMussoliniHeadkickMickeyToni Basil
4Release the KrakenThe DaysleepersBethnoirDon't Fear the ReaperBlue Öyster Cult
5The Pony SoldiersSam SpenceSweetHomeAlabamaHang 'em HighBooker T & the MGs
6The Clarietta RagKevin AyersmegadomBeing for the Benefit of Mr. KiteThe Beatles
7ResurrectionThe AerovonsShivSidecarAcross the UniverseThe Beatles
8Follow Me to HellCadaver ClubEnglishOutlawEarth AngelMarvin Berry & the Starlighters
9The SingerTeiturAlison DempsterO SupermanLaurie Anderson
10Wild Cats of KilkennyThe PoguesShivSidecarDr. Who ThemeBBC Radiophonic Workshop
11TalkColdplayFretlessBasserComputer LoveKraftwerk
12Forget About YouThe MotorsFretlessBasserGrandstand ThemeKeith Mansfield

B List

 TitleArtistNominated byOther SongOther Song Artist
1BlockbusterThe SweetbishboshThe Jean GenieDavid Bowie
2Don't Worry BabyThe Beach BoysmagicmanBe My BabyThe Ronettes
3My Sweet LordGeorge HarrisonattwilightlarksHe's So FineThe Chiffons
4WarningGreen Day9hairs9knotsPicture BookThe Kinks
5I Love the Sound of Breaking GlassNick LoweFretlessBasserSound & VisionDavid Bowie
6Are You Gonna Be My Girl?JetLeaveitallbehindLust for LifeIggy Pop
7Prince CharmingAdam & the Antsphilipphilip99War CanoeRolf Harris
8Rikki Don't Lose That NumberSteely DanswawilgSong for My FatherHorace Silver
9Lady MadonnaThe BeatlesShivSidecarBad Penny BluesHumphrey Lyttleton Band
10Will I Die, Miss? Will I Die?Avishai CohenAbahachiNuit Sur Les Champs-ElyséesMiles Davis
11AfraidNicoseverinCanon in D MajorPachelbal

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Song With Misleading or Incongruous Titles

Dec. 5, 2018
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Writer: Olive Butler
At: The Song Bar

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1Matted SpamBadfingerAltraEgo
2Messin' With the MekonRobert PlantAbahachi
3Wraith Pinned to the Mist and Other Gamesof MontrealUncleben
420 Jazz Funk GreatsThrobbing GristleMussoliniHeadkick
5ManhattanScott Walkerattwilightlarks
6Do You Like Worms?The Beach BoysIsabelleForshaw
7Joe FrazierBurning Spearpejepeine
8A History of Sport FishingThee More ShallowsShoegazer
9Punk as FuckAmerican Analog SetToffeeBoy
10Ballad of Reverend War CharacterSilver JewsChris7572
11I Hold Your Hand in MineTom LehrerSuzi
12Richard Pryor Addresses a Tearful NationJoe Henryswawilg

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Paintball's Coming HomeHalf Man Half Biscuitseverin
2SuedeheadMorrisseyShivSidecar
3Margerine RockStereolabUncleben
4Bullet With Butterfly WingsSmashing PumpkinsIsabelleForshaw
5Pretzel LogicSteely DanUncleben
6Tapioca TundraThe MonkeesNicko
7Our Drummer Always Plays in the NudeThe West Coast Pop Art Experimental BandUncleben
8Lions in My Own Garden (Exit Someone)Prefab SproutParaMhor
9Cabaret VoltaireJames BrownParaMhor
10Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth With Money in My HandPrimitive Radio Godsswawilg
11Third UncleBrian EnoShoegazer
12Psycho KillerEnglish DogsCarpgate

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