Songs About New Orleans

May 24, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: George Boyland (sonofwebcore)
At: The Guardian

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1My Dawlin' New OrleansL'il Queenie and the PercolatorsLyntonCrosby
2Steamboat StompJelly Roll Morton & his Red Hot Peppersmagicman
3New OrleansGary U.S. BondsAddicks123
4New Orleans (After the City)The Hot 8 Brass bandGreatGrendel
5The Lakes of PontchartrainPaul Bradysuzi
6Congo SquareSonny Landrethdave56
7Marie LaveauDr. JohnLyntonCrosby
8Lady MarmaladePatti LabelleFuel
9La Danse de Mardi GrasThe Balfa BrothersMussoliniheadkick
10Meet de Boys on the BattlefrontWild Tchoupitoulasngoo
11Later, On DecaturDave FerratoID877151
12Black RainBen Harperstevenjameshyde
13This CitySteve EarleGreatGrendel

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1HoustonMary Chapin Carpenterthoughtballoons
2Bourbon Street BluesLouis PrimaLyntonCrosby
3New Orleans FunctionLouis ArmstrongBeyondOurKev
4New Orleans The Staple SingersJustthem
5Street ParadeEarl Kingattwilightlarks
6Devil's QueenBlack Stone Cherrymisterbadexample
7Mardi Gras MamboThe Hawkettespmarfleet
8My Indian RedDr. JohnRavi Raman
9They Wore BlueOtis TaylorFuel
10Witch Queen of New OrleansRedboneRavi Raman
11Take Me to the Mardi GrasPaul SimonMaggie B
12Bourbon Street ParadeWynton Marsalisdrunkenpanda
13Jock-a-MoJanes "Sugar Boy" CrawfordFMastropolo
14Canal Street BluesJohn Lee HookerStevenFlanagan
15Big Bad JohnJimmy DeanSpotTheWhopper
16Message to MichaelDionne Warwickseverin
17HomeCowboy MouthRavi Raman
18ChaptersCha Wauntergunther
19New Orleanian Love SongChristian Scott aTunde Adjuahnilpferd
20MagnoliaWilliam TopleyDarceysDad

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Songs About Family

May 17, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Gary Willis (Fintan28)
At: The Guardian

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Family AffairSly and the Family StoneWordChazer
2Coming Around AgainCarly Simonflorian7
3Shame and Scandal in the FamilyShawn ElliottLyntonCrosby
4Family PortraitPinktoothill
5The FogKate Bushdavidabsalom
6Galway and MayoThe Saw Doctorsgordonimmel
7The Picture BookThe KinksFMastropolo
8The HouseAir Traffic ControllerShoegazer
9Family ReunionJill Scottorganicplastic
10Stay Up LateTalking HeadsStevenFlanagan
11I Love You Like a BrotherAlex LaheyStevenFlanagan
12Ode to the FamilyThe Cranberriessistayes

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1We Are FamilySister SledgeWordChazer
2Long Time GoneThe Dixie Chickshudswell
3I'm My Own GrandpaThe JestersForfallForAll
4Prodigal SonThe Rolling Stonesdave56
5OutfitDrive By TruckersDavid Kelly
6Island StyleJohn Cruzdrunkenpanda
7Grandpa's SongVika & Lindadeanofromoz
8Used CarsBruce SpringsteenYojimboMukairee
9When the Boat Comes InAlex Glasgowbllckchps
10Papa Don't PreachMadonnaWordChazer
11We're a Happy FamilyThe Ramonesunclearleo
12Consider YourselfCast of Oliverflorian7

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Songs About Youthfulness

May 10, 2010
Blog
Column
Writer: Marco den Ouden (Marconius7)
At: The Guardian

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1We Are Youngfun.DarceysDad
2In BetweeenJudy Garlandargybargy
3Diary of a Teen TragedySmoking PopesDarceysDad
4Wouldn't It Be NiceBeach Boysdrunkenpanda
5The RiverBruce Springsteenrichardw65
6Children of the RevolutionKirsty MacCollStevenFlanagan
7KidsStyle of Eye ft. SoSoStevenFlanagan
8Electric YouthDebbie GibsonSweetHomeAlabama
9YMCAVillage Peoplemisterbadexample
1022Taylor SwiftEnglishOutlaw
11Sons OfScott Walkerflorian7
12Forever YoungAlphavilleFatherChewyLouie
13Young at HeartFrank Sinatradrunkenpanda

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Young at HeartBluebellsrichardw65
2All the Young DudesMott the Hoopleattwilightlarks
3Kick PushLupe FiascoGoldie Dee
4Enjoy YourselfPrince Busterattwilightlarks
5TeenagersMy Chemical RomanceIsabelleForshaw
6Objects in the Mirror May Be Closer Than They AppearMeat LoafHopelessCase
7The Unborn ByronSlapp Happynosuchzone
8Jail BaitAndre WilliamsDaniel Towns
9Cherry BombRunawaysHopelessCase
10What's UpFour Non BlondesHopelessCase
11Jack and DianeJohn MellencampIsabelleForshaw
12Yesterday When I Was YoungRoy ClarkSweetHomeAlabama
13YouthDaughterFretlessbasser
14Young LoveSonny JamesFintan28
15Youth Knows No PainLykke LiStevenFlanagan
16ComplicatedAvril LavigneIsabelleForshaw
17Those Were the DaysMary HopkinStevenFlanagan
18Tomorrow Belongs to Mefrom Cabaretphilipphilip99
19Earache My EyeCheech & Chongmikedow
20Because You're YoungCock Sparrerwyngatecarpenter
21When You're Young and in LoveFlying PicketsThesubhuman
22Girls and BoysAlabama Shakeskneelc
23Dear DaughterHalestormMizSG99
24End of the InnocenceDon HenleyJohnPEpstein
25The DaydreamLucinda Belle Orchestraseverin

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Songs About Pragmatism

May 3, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Samantha Birchard (drunkenpanda)
At: The Guardian

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Don't Smoke in BedNina SimoneRavi Raman
2It's Better to Have (And Don't Need)Don Covayseverin
3Don't Look BackThemFintan28
4Come LoveBillie Holidaynilpferd
5KissPrincebllckchps
6FreedomBeyoncéGreatGrendel
7It's Like ThatRun DMCIsabelleForshaw
8Cry ToughAlton Ellis and the Flamesattwilightlarks
9Making Plans for NigelXTCMussoliniheadkick
10If War Should ComePublic Service Broadcastingbllckchps

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Songs About Writing

April 26, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Sarah Chappell (AFictionHabit)
At: The Guardian

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Magic WordFucked Uphappyclapper
2I'm Writing a NovelFather John Mistykelso77
3The BlendThe HerbaliserForfallForFall
4RewritePaul SimonMaggie B
5(The Ballad of) Dorothy ParkerPrinceFuel
6Hey Jack Kerouac10,000 ManiacsGreatGrendel
7Paperback WriterThe BeatlesFatherChewyLouie
8Everyday I Write the BookElvis CostelloLyntonCrosby
9How I Wrote Elastic ManThe Fallbllckchps
10StorytellingBelle & SebastianToffeeBoy
11Mr. WriterStereophonicsLadyToothill
12Hurricane RoomLin-Manuel Mirandaoligarchic
13The BookloversThe Divine ComedyDougal

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1The Wrote and the WritJohnny FlynnShoegazer
2Mr. ReporterThe KinksYippeeYouCantSeeMe
3Oh Mighty EngineNeil Halsteadbarbryn
4Lyrical Content[spunge]d33pf1x
5My Pen & PadBlackaliciousFuel
6The LetterPJ HarveyGreatGrendel
7Box Full of LettersWilcoattwilightlarks
8Dorothy Parker BlueThe Real Tuesday Weldsaneshane
9BukowskiModest Mousesaneshane
10Burn It DownDexys Midnight RunnersMussoliniheadkick
11You Could Write a BookSomeone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsinsaneshane
12When I Write the BookNick LoweStevenFlanagan
13I Could Write a BookDinah WashingtonXanh_cay

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Songs About the Commonwealth

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

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Royal TourRoaring LionBeltwayBandit
2Hit Me With Your Rhythm StickIan Dury & the BlockheadsFatherChewyLouie
3I've Been EverywhereGeoff Mackmikedow
4I've Been EverywhereRavij Rajarambllckchps
5Gambia-ZambiaSuper EaglesLyntonCrosby
6ZambeziThe PiranhasMussoliniheadkick
7Ghana Guinea MaliE.T. MensahGreatGrendel
8MozambiqueTrafficWordChazer
9Des Mera RangrezIndian OceanRavi Raman
10Van Diemen's LandSteeleye Spangrisgris
11He's on the BeachKirsty MacCollSnoopDogStevens
12Isa LeiThe SeekersNaguchi
13Far Far AwaySlademisterbadexample
14Hurricane RoomThe BlessingDarceysDad
15Dreadlock Holiday10CCsuzi
16God Save the QueenQueenajostu

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1We'll Rant and We'll Roar (like true Newfoundlanders)Great Big Seaphilipphilip99
2Up in CanadaThe Sheepdogsmisterbadexample
3Orinoco FlowEnyaBlackCombe
4Funky NassauThe Beginning of the Endgordonimmel
5BarbadosTypically Tropicalmutty meme
6AustraliaThe KinksBeltwayBandit
7Sir Garfield SobersThe Mighty SparrowBeltwayBandit
8Qu'appelle Valley SaskatchewanBuffy Sainte-MarieGreatGrendel
9South AustraliaThe Poguesbllckchps
10CanadaLowhappyclapper
11The Log Drivers' WaltzKate and Anna McGarriglealbertasaurus
12She's Called Nova ScotiaRita McNeilNaguchi
13Hunting Togers Out in IndiaBonzo Dog Doo-Dah Bandbillyin
14Red River ValleyStevie Nicks & Chris Isaakmoggscreek
15CaledoniaDougie McLeanGoldie Dee

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Songs About Road Trips

Apr. 12, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Sheila Deane (thoughtballoons)
At: The Guardian

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1(Talk to Me of) MendocinoKate & Anna McGarriglebishbosh
2Don't Think About Her When You're Trying to DriveLittle VillageDarceysDad
3Mustang SallyWilson PickettFatherChewyLouie
4Highway 49Howlin' Wolfdrunkenpanda
5Diamonds on My WindshieldTom WaitsSvenDog
6Black CrowJoni MitchellTomC49
7The New Lee Highway BluesDavid BrombergFintan28
8The Road Tae DundeeBert Janschargybargy
9They Thought I Was AsleepPaul KellyXanh_cay
10The Long HighwayMark KnopflerTrulyMadlyDerply
11Life is HighwayTom CochraneDarceysDad
12The Long and Winding RoadPaul McCartneyPhilip Lees

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Twenty-five MilesEdwin Starrlachute
2On the Road AgainCanned Heatbllckchps
3Passenger SideWilcoFourgoats
4RoadrunnerThe Modern LoversShoegazer
5You're Crazy for Taking the BusJonathan RichmanPairubu
6You Can Sleep While I DriveMelissa EtheridgeFourgoats
7FloridaPatty GriffinLilaitomniweotawicha
8BirminghamAmanda MarshallSweetHomeAlabama
9Long Walk HomeBruce Springsteenargybargy
10Going to the CountryBruce Cockburnmikedow
11Ease Down the RoadBonnie "Prince" Billyunclearleo
12Hobo's LullabyeArlo GuthrieGreatGrendel
13Old Old WoodstockVan MorrisonFintan28

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Songs About Loneliness

Apr. 5, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: George Boyland (sonofwebcore)
At: The Guardian

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Tired of Being AloneAl GreenSpotTheWhopper
2Burning of the Midnight LampJimi Hendrixlachute
3CactusThe Pixiesbllckchps
4Motherless ChildrenBlind Willie JohnsonRavi Raman
5Gonna Die AloneHanni El KhatibStevenFlanagan
6Early Morning RainGordon Lightfootmikedow
7Lonely Financial ZoneJonathan RichmanPairubu
8Rainy Night in GeorgiaBrook BentonFintan28
9No Milk TodayHerman's Hermitsphilipphilip99
10Lonely AvenueRay Charleshudswell
11It Makes No DifferenceThe Bandkeiphy sheeg
12Behind Blue EyesThe WhoMaggie B

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Don't Think About Her When You're Trying to DriveLittle VillageDarceysDad
2CornerstoneBenjamin Clementinecasclc
3The LonerNeil YoungAlfieHisself
4Diamond SmilesThe Boomtown RatsMarconius7
5Don't Want to Know If You Are LonelyHusker DuFuel
6Hello In ThereJohn Prinejrowen81
7(In My) SolitudeBillie HolidayMoustacheGroupie
8Only the LonelyRoy Orbisongordonimmel
9Man on the MoonThe Jesus and Mary Chainhappyclapper
10Loneliest PersonThe Pretty ThingsPairubu
11MélancolieRokia Traorénilpferd
12Black Muddy RiverThe Grateful DeadChris7572

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Songs About Clocks and Watches

Mar. 29, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Stephen Males (severin)
At: The Guardian

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Just a Wristwatch on My ArmLightnin' HopkinsLyntonCrosby
2SundialWolfmotherphilipphilip99
3Counting DownNataly DawnStevenFlanagan
425 O'ClockDukes of StratosphearFatherChewyLouie
5At the Chime of the City ClockNick DrakeBeltway Bandit
6TrellisazeSlowdivekoinuchan
7Clock That's Got No HandsDella ReeseLyntonCrosby
8Time OperatorScott WalkerMaggie B
9La PenduleIna-Ichuntergunther
10Let Me Be the ClockSmokey RobinsonIsabelleForshaw
11TimeEasy All Starsmikedow
12Clock of the WorldKrista Detor (with Karine Polwart, Emily Smith, and Rachael McShane)suzi

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Viennese Musical ClockZoltan KodalyBeltwayBandit
2Stop the ClockFats DominoLyntonCrosby
3Clock on the WallGuess WhoMaggie B
4Doomsday ClockSmashing Pumpkinsstevenjameshyde
5El RelojMayte Martin and Tete MontoliuMakinavaja
6Alarm ClockRichie HavensLyntonCrosby
7Stop the Clock RockThe Creel SistersXanh_cay
8L'horlogerJeanne MoreauBeltwayBandit
9Reelin' and Rockin'Chuck Berrygordonimmel
10Calendars and ClocksThe CoralGoldie Dee
11The Watchmaker's ApprenticeThe Clockwork QuartetNaguchi
12The Tug of the MoonSarah McQuaidSarahMcQuaidCornwall
13The ClockJohn HoltLyntonCrosby
14ChimeOrbitalmatter

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Songs That Start With a Chorus

Mar. 22, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Paul Hayes (Fuel)
At: The Guardian

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1She Loves YouThe BeatlesMaggie B
2I Want You to Want MeCheap TrickDarceysDad
3All the Things YouAreElla Fitzgeraldajostu
4AmerikaRammsteinFatherChewyLouie
5Let's DanceDavid BowieAddicks123
6Going Back to My RootsOdysseyDaddyPig
7Sad Sweet DreamerSweet SensationYippeeYouCantSeeMe
8T'Aint Whatcha Say It's Watcha DoLittle Estherargybargy
9The World Is YoursNasAnthonyGreendown
10Totally WiredThe Fallbllckchps
11Can't Take This No MoreBug ft Daddy FreddyScorchTheBlueDragon
12A FelicidadeJoão Gilbertoalexito
13Bury Me Deep in LoveThe Triffidsrichardw65
14ShoutTears for FearsAFictionHabit
15Dancing QueenAbbastevenjameshyde
16That's the Way (I Like It)KC and the Sunshine BandSpotTheWhopper
17(I Can't Get No) SatisfactionThe Rolling StonesRavi Raman

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Moon RiverAudrey HepburnSasha_Georgina
2Hit Git & SplitYoung Jessieargybargy
3LucilleLittle RichardFatherChewyLouie
4It's Not UnusualTom Jonesshazza2704
5Baby, Now That I've Found YouThe Foundationsuntergunther
6Heaven Must Be Missing an AngelTavaresshazza2704
7Le FreakChicDarceysDad
8Ring the AlarmTenor SawSnowshovel
9Sweet DreamsEurythmicssaneshane
10Because I'm MeThe Avalanchesuntergunther
11Heart of GlassBlondieAddicks123
12Family AffairSly and the Family StoneXanh_cay
13Sexy BoyAirSasha_Georgina
14Ms. JacksonOutKastSasha_Georgina
15My Love is Getting StrongerCliff Noblesattwilightlarks
16Beat SurrenderThe JamBungeeBill
17We're Not Going to take ItTwisted Sisterbllckchps
18Paradise CityGuns 'n' Rosesstevenjameshyde
19What Are They Doing in Heaven TodayMogwaiRavi Raman
20It's Nobody's Fault But MineBlind Willie Johnsonsonofwebcore

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