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 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 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 About Education

Dec. 7, 2017
Blog
Column
Writer: Andrew Morrissey (Makinavaja)
At: The Guardian

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Learning the GameBuddy Hollysuzi
2Rock 'n' Roll High SchoolRamonesWordChazer
3EducationPearl Jamhudswell
4Don't Be a Drop OutJames Brownattwilightlarks
5Black GoldEsperanza Spalding (with Algebra Blessett)untergunther
6I've Lost My Ignorance (And Don't Know Where to Find It)Dream Warriors and Gang Starrnilpferd
7Jack Shit GeorgeIan Dury & the Blockheadssammmymac
8Rat RaceThe Specialsbllckchps
9Student WankersPeter and the Test Tube Babieswyngatecarpenter
10One More TryGeorge Michaelbishbosh
11Hot for TeacherVan Halengordonimmel
12Fire BrigadeMovesonofwebcore

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1School's OutAlice Cooperbllckchps
2Another Brick in the Wall Part 2Pink Floydbllckchps
3Get BetterDan le Sac vs Scroobius PipShoegazer
4The Headmaster RitualThe Smithsnilpferd
5Class of 2013MitskiPairubu
6Grade 9Barenaked Ladiesphilipphilip99
7To Have and to Have NotBilly Braggseverin
8No EducationApocalyptiaBlackCombe
9Teacher Don't Teach Me No NonsenseFela Kutitannydowns
10The Logical SongSupertrampBeltwayBandit
11Teach Your ChildrenCrosby, Stills, Nash & YoungPatLux
12Fuck SchoolThe Replacementsbllckchps

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Songs Featuring Unlikely Collaborations

Nov. 30, 2017
Blog
Column
Writer: George Boyland (sonofwebcore)
At: The Guardian

A List

 ArtistNominated byTopic
1Justified and AncientThe KLF & Tammy Wynettebishbosh
2She Blinded Me With ScienceThomas Dolby & Magnus PykeShivSidecar
3Old CodgerThe Stranglers & George MellyMakinavaja
4It's Good to Be on the Road Back Home AgainCornershop & Paula Frazerhappyclapper
5I Love the Way You Dream1 Giant Leap & Michael Stipe & Asha Bhoslelloydybwoy1
6The Long RoadEddie Vedder & Nusrat Fateh Ali KhanRavi Raman
7The Beat of LoveTrilok Gurtu & Roop Kumarnilpferd
8Parce Mihi DomineJan Garbarek & The Hilliard Ensembleriverman21
9Happy LandUltramarine & Robert WyattFuel
10Bird SongGrateful Dead & Branford MarsalisChris7572
11Miss SarajevoPassengers (U2, Brian Eno & Luciano Pavarotti)DarceysDad
127 SecondsYoussou N'Dour & Neneh CherryLyntonCrosby
13Zaz Turned BlueWas (Was Not) & Mel TormeDarceysDad

B List

 ArtistNominated byTopic
1Portland, OregonJack White & Loretta LynnDarceysDad
2Open UpLeftfield & John LydonBeltwayBandit
3Walk This WayAerosmith & Run DMCbllckchps
4I'm Partial to Your AbracadabraPaul McCartney & the BlockheadsTomC49
5Scarlet TownChris Thile & Brad Mehldaunilpferd
6Electric Counterpoint IIISteve Reich & Pat Methenynilpferd
7Happiness StanThe Small Faces & Stanley Unwinattwilightlarks
8Moonlight BayThe Beatles & Morecambe and WiseStevenFlanagan
9Buckets of rainBette Midler & Bob DylanMarconius7
10Lessons in SolidarityPaul Robeson & The Welsh Minersargybargy
11Sour SoulGhostface Killah & BadnotgoodAFictionHabit
12That Damaged GirlSevdaliza & A$AP Ferguntergunther
13FleanceThird Ear Band & Keith ChegwinShivSidecar

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Songs About Fortune Tellers

Nov. 23, 2017
Blog
Column
Writer: Chaz Cozens (HopelessCase)
At: The Guardian

A List

 ArtistNominated byTopic
1PredictionsSuzanne VegaAlastairG
2Sacerdotes de AmónIcebergMakinavaja
3Mrs. RitaGin Blossomsphilipphilip99
4Roses BlueJoni Mitchell658spark
5En Vain Pour Eviter from CarmenGeorges BizetMaggie B
6Devil WomanCliff RichardSweetHomeAlabama
7Tarot WomanRainbowbllckchps
8Lighthouse KeeperCross Canadian RagweedRavi Raman
9Crystal BallEmil & FriendsRavi Raman
10Beware of the Beautiful StrangerPete AtkinMickJH
11Locked Within the Crystal BallBlackmore's Nightphilipphilip99
12Fortune TellerRobert Plant & Alison Krausssuzi

B List

 ArtistNominated byTopic
1Your HoroscopeIan DuryLyntonCrosby
2Middle Class HeroesThe Divine Comedyminusfifteen
3Bola de CristalLos Fresones RebeldesMakinavaja
4Hoochie Coochie ManMuddy Watersgordonimmel
5Fortune Tellin' ChickenShadowy Men on a Shadowy PlanetThesubhuman
6Fortune TellerSugarhappyclapper
7The Great Silkie of Sule SkerrySteeleye Spansuzi
8Fairground AttractionFairground AttractionNoodsy
9MagpieThe Unthanksphilipphilip99
10Cross My PalmAkina NakamoriLyntonCrosby

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Songs About Slowing Down

Nov. 16, 2017
Blog
Column
Writer: Scott Blair (misterbadexample)
At: The Guardian

A List

 Song TitleArtistNominated by
1Like a Mighty RiverSt. Paul & the Broken Bonesattwilightlarks
2Low RiderWarmikedow
3Time is TightBooker T & the MGsLyntonCrosby
4Slow Marching BandJethro TullSpoilheapSurfer
5A Guy What Takes His TimeMae WestStevenFlanagan
6Going UpCoilGoldie Dee
7Speed LawMos Defsteenbeck
8Mustang SallyWilson PickettThesubhuman
9Ah Cud HewMighty DoonansBarrieJ
10Go Children SlowLaura SiersemaLauraSiersema
11StompaSerena Ryderthoughtballoons
12Slow Me DownShelby Lynnethoughtballoons

B List

 Song TitleArtistNominated by
1Laid BackBakermanDougal
2Wisely and SlowThe Stavesunenforced
3Locomotive BreathJethro TullThesubhuman
4Nice 'n' EasyFrank SinatraAnnieHawk
5Slow It DownAmy MacdonaldNoYouAre
6Slow DownJosh & Co. LimitedTheLandBeyond
7Goin' Down SlowFreegordonimmel
8Heartbeat Slowing DownAll American RejectsBlackCombe
9Walk Don't RunThe Venturesrobbo100
10Returning Jesusno-manFreddieFL

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Songs to End a Mixtape

Nov. 9, 2017
Blog
Column
Writer: Paul Hayes (Fuel)
At: The Song Bar

A List

 Song TitleArtistRecommended by
1Les Fleur4 HeroStipachio
2CapioBel CantoTheGreatPoochini
3Dedicated to the One I LoveThe Mamas and the Papasmagicman
4iAphex TwinUncleDad
5MeteoritesYann TiersenAliMunday
6Inner City LifeGoldieShoegazer
7FunkytownLipps Inc.misterbadexample
8Blind (Frankie Knuckles Remix)Hercules & Love Affairseverin
9Ordinary JoeTerry Calliertannydowns
10Mellow MoodBob MarleySteenbeck
11Come On EileenDexys Midnight RunnersBeltwayBandit
12You Can't Always Get What You WantRolling StonesBeltwayBandit
13Ocean RainEcho and the Bunnymenshedexile
14The BellsJeff MillsManUpTheTree
15WeekenderFlowered UpAndrew Brockway
16I Never Want To See You AgainQuasihellokitten
17Expressway to Your SkullSonic Youthyoungmonty

B List

Since the B List is 54 songs long, I am just providing
a link to the B List on Youtube

A List on Youtube (includes a bonus 30 second intro)

Songs About Redemption

Nov. 2, 2017
Blog
Column
Writer: AssameseGuy87
At: The Guardian

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Movin' On UpPrimal ScreamLyntonCrosby
2RiseGabrielleGreatGrendel
3Higher GroundStevie Wonderbllckchps
4GalileoIndigo Girlsfmgazette
5Blazing ApostlesBebop Deluxemutie
6One Last BreathCreedRavi Raman
7Wharf RatGrateful DeadChris5752
8I Saw the Light Hank WilliamsThesubhuman
9Barbara Allen Blackmore's NightClare Munks
10Heal MeSarah Shook & the DisarmersMakinavaja
11Emma McCuneEmmanuel Jalbarbryn
12Inside Looking OutThe AnimalsMarconius7
13Full Force GaleVan MorrisonMaggie B

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Redemption SongBob MarleyILikeChips
2Amazing GraceAretha FranklinXSMITH
3Ooh ChildThe Five StairstepsFuel
4In My Time of DyingLed ZeppelinAlfieHisself
5Needed TimeEric Bibbthoughtballoons
6Captain of a ShipwreckNeil DiamondBlackCombe
7Meeting Across the RiverBruce Springsteendave56
8I Shall Be ReleasedBob DylanMarconius7
9Great King RatQueenmisterbadexmple
10Every Grain of SandBob Dylanmolinoman
11Don't Let Me Be MisuunderstoodNina Simonemikedow
12Someday We'll All Be FreeDonny HathawayFuel

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