Songs From 1900-1955

Mar. 22, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Paul Hayes (DiscoMonster)
At: The Song Bar

A List

 Song TitleArtistNominated by
1If It Wasn't for the 'Ouses in BetweenGus Elenseverin
2Any Old IronHarry ChampionSuzi
3The EntertainerScott JoplinSuzi
4After You've GoneMarion HarrisBeltway Bandit
5I'd Climb the Highest Mountain (If I Knew I'd Find You)"Whispering" Jack Smithuntergunther
6Parlez-moi d'AmourLucienne Boyeruntergunther
7VolverCarlos GardelAndrew Morrissey
8Lágrimas NegrasTrio Matamorosmagicman
9My Daddy Rocks Me (With One Steady Roll)Trixie Smithseverin
10It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got Swing)Duke Ellington & his Orchestraseverin
11Shave 'em DryLucille Boganseverin
12The Prisoner's SongVernon DalhartSweetHomeAlabama
13Szomorú VasárnapRezső SeressBeltway Bandit
14Hellhound on my TrailRobert JohnsonParaMhor
15StardustLouis Armstrongmagicman
16Cheek to CheekFred Astaire,ParaMhor
17Deep PurpleLarry Clinton and his Orchestra (with Bea Wain)Marconius7
18Mood IndigoThe Boswell Sistersmagicman
19Goodnight SweetheartAl BowllyBeltway Bandit
20É Doce Morrer No MarDorival Caymmipejepeine
21Konoyo no HanaChiyoko ShimakuraHoshino Sakura
22Nature BoyNat King Coleseverin
23The Walkin' BluesJesse Powell with Fluffy HunterAlBahooky
24Cadillac BoogieJimmy Liggins and his Drops of JoyMitch Mitchell
25How Many More YearsHowlin' WolfRavi Raman
26There's No One But YouThe Oriolesseverin
27Body and SoulSarah Vaughan with Clifford BrownNilpferd

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Music That Mentions, Mimics or Samples Birdsong

April 11, 2018
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Column
Writer: Hoshino Sakura
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Golden BirdiesCaptain Beefheartmegadom
2Peanut DuckMarsha GeeUncleben
3Duck Cha-ChaLisa Carbonuntergunther
4Ciocarlia si SuiteFanfare CiocarliaNilpferd
5Bird of CuzcoNina NastasiaShivSidecar
6Le Coucou au Fond des Bois (from Carnival of the Animals)Camille Saint-SaënsBeltway Bandit
7Friday AfternoonsBenjamin Brittenseverin
8Cry of the Wild GooseLes Compagnons de la Chansontreefrogdemon
9Flowers in the WindowTravismagicman
10Watching You Without MeKate BushParaMhor
11Oiseaux ExotiquesOlivier Messiaen (performed by Daniel Kirk-Foster)magicman
12Nightingales and BombersBBC Sound Archivephilipphilip99

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1Lovin' YouMinnie Ripertonattwilightlarks
2Nightingale Sang in Berkeley SquareFrank SinatraFunkbrother69
3Chicken StrutThe MetersAlBahooky
4Three Little BirdsBob Marley & the Wailersmagicman
5Sketch for SummerThe Durutti Columnmegadom
6The Lark AscendingRalph Vaughn Williamsamylee
7The Good Humor Man He Sees Everything Like ThisLoveTarquinSpodd
8SongbirdEva Cassidyseverin
9Why Do Fools Fall in LoveFrankie Lymon & the Teenagersamylee
10The Mocking BirdFrank HaffortAlison Dempster
11Too Bright for PeacocksVirginia AstleyBeltway Bandit
12Cucurrucucu PalomaCaetano Velosonosuchzone

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Songs About Waking Up

April 4, 2018
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Column
Writer: ParaMhor
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Sri Ventkateswara SuprabhatamM.S. SubbulakshmiRavi Raman
2ColoursDonovanBeltway Bandit
3I Say a Little PrayerAretha FranklinTatankaYotanka
4I Wake Up CryingChuck Jacksonattwilightlarks
5Nobody Knows the Way I Feel This MorningClara Smithmagicman
6I'm Only SleepingThe BeatlesBeltway Bandit
7BreathlessNick Cave & the Bad Seedsmegadom
8Wake Me Up Before You Go-GoWham!nosuchzone
9Waking UpElasticahappyclapper
10OatmealSudan Archivesuntergunther
11El Manisero (The Peanut Vendor)Havana Casino OrchestraRavi Raman
12Diamond DewGorky's Zygotic MynciShivSidecar
13The Birds in Your GardenPulpbarbryn

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1I'm Into Something GoodCookies9hairs9knots
2Silence of the MorningGlass SunDjinnjaha
3Head HurtsEskimo Joedeanofromoz
4Get UpR.E.M.SweetHomeAlabama
5The Daily PlanetLoveTarquinSpodd
6Peacefully AsleepLife 'n' SoulBeltway Bandit
7Dust My BroomElmore JamesTempusfugit
8Clerk SaundersEmily Smithtreefrogdemon
9The CurseJosh RitterUncleben
10Morning Please Don't ComeDusty & Tom Springfieldseverin
11You'll Wake Up WiserBetty Lavettephilipphilip99
12Sexual HealingMarvin Gayeamylee
13Memories (Can't Wait)Talking HeadsDiscoMonster

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Songs About Anonymity

Mar. 28, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Anonymous
At: Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1We Are LegionAnonymousmagicman
2A Face in the CrowdTom Pettydeanofromoz
3Feel Like a NumberBob Segerdeanofromoz
4What's Behind the MaskThe CrampsTarquinSpodd
5The StrangerDavid McWilliamsBeltway Bandit
6Wooden Horse (Caspar Hauser's Song)Suzanne Vegaphilipphilip99
7Who's in Here With Me?The Cravatsvanwolf2
8Anonymous ClubCourtney BarnettUncleben
9No Face, No Name, No NumberTrafficBeltway Bandit
10Who Are You?The Whoseverin
11NumbersSoft CellCarpgate
12BabooshkaKate BushLeaveitallbehind
13Persons UnknownPoison GirlsCarpgate

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1You Don't Know My NameAlicia Keysseverin
2NadieAndrés CalamaroAndrew Morrissey
3Stranger in the HouseElvis Costelloseverin
4Some Rotten ManThe TaxpayersEnglishOutlaw
5StrangersSigridphilipphilip99
6Universal SoldierBuffy Sainte-MarieDjinnjaha
7One in TenUB40bishbosh
8Dirty Dream # 2Belle and Sebastianvanwolf2
9You're So VainCarly SimonEnglishOutlaw
10Who Slapped John?Gene Vincent and his Blue Capsseverin
11Who Was That Masked ManVan Morrisonnosuchzone
12ZorroThe Chordettesmegadom
13SpidermanThe RamonesEnglishOutlaw
14The Man With No NameThe UpsettersParaMhor

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Songs Featuring Harmonica

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

A List

 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

B List

 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 & 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 Influenced by Reggae, Ska and Rocksteady

Mar. 14, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Uncleben
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Watching the DetectivesElvis Costellonosuchzone
2Maantien Laitaa Yona & Orkesteri Liikkuvat Pilvet (with Puppa J)DiscoMonster
3HeavenPere Ubumegadom
4CuriousKode9 & the Spaceapemagicman
5I UnderstandAngelic UpstartsCarpgate
6Master Blaster (Jammin')Stevie WonderBeltway Bandit
7Belle de NuitLes Negresses VertesParaMhor
8The World GirlScritti Polittiphilipphilip99
9Big MuffJohn Martynmegadom
10Love Song # 1Meshell Ndegeocellonosuchzone
11Haitian DivorceSteely Danmegadom
12AfrikiAlpha BlondyTempusfugit
13Meurglys III, The Songwriter's GuildVan Der Graaf GeneratorTatankaYotanka

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Sunday ShiningFinley Quayehappyclapper
2Tiger BalmHollie Cookuntergunther
3Yanigawa BluesThe Ska FlamesPanthersan
4Girl The Internet (ft. Kaytranda)DiscoMonster
5HerbsB.T. Expresspejepeine
6Five Man ArmyMassive Attackseverin
7Don't Lose Your MindMiles Davismegadom
8KweleSomo Somo & Mose Se SengoTarquinSpodd
9Toda Menina BaianaGilberto GilAltraEgo
10LegalizaciónSka-PAndrew Morrissey
11Uncle SamMadnessSuzi
12Mother and Child ReunionPaul Simonmegadom
13Yesterday ManRobert WyattShivSidecar

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Songs About Time Travel

Mar. 7, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: EnglishOutlaw
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Iron ManBlack SabbathRavi Raman
2Year 3000Bustedbishbosh
3If I Had a Time Machine, That Would Be FreshMC Larsdeanofromoz
4If I Had My Time AgainGroundhog Day Original Broadway CastFlatfrog
5Halloween NightAKB48Hoshino Sakura
6Let's Go Round AgainAverage White Bandattwilightlarks
7Time MachineDavid ChildersTatankaYotanka
8Sing Me Back HomeThe Grateful DeadChris7572
9NostalgiaBuzzcocksvanwolf2
10Walter CarlosMomusuneasy listening
11The Consequences of Time Travel (Part 1)Vernian ProcessBethnoir
12The Electromagnetic Azoth - UBIKSecret Chiefs 39hairs9knots

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Time MachineKevin Hearn and Thin Bucklephilipphilip99
2I Wanna Go BackEddie MoneySweetHomeAlabama
3Back Into the FutureMan ShivSidecar
4The Future NowPeter HammillTatankaYotanka
5Feels Like We Only Go BackwardsTame ImpalaBethnoir
6Stressed OutTwenty One PilotsUncleben
7One Man Wrecking MachineGusterphilipphilip99
8Tourist From TimenotyetThe SteppesShivSidecar
9Traveller in TimeUriah HeepUncleben
10Happening Ten Years Time AgoThe YardbirdsParaMhor
11Once Upon a TimeTony Bennettattwilightlarks
12Time MachineBeggars Operamegadom

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Songs With Unusual Narrators

Feb. 28, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Barney Jeffries (barbryn)
At: The Song Bar

A List

 Song TitleArtistNominated by
1Birdhouse in Your SoulThey Might Be GiantsSuzi
2The Lighthouse's TaleNickel CreekSuzi
3Lightning RodGusterphilipphilip99
4Space DoggityJonathan CoultonSuzi
5I Am the FoxNancy Kerr & James FaganSuzi
6Little Red Robin Hood Hit the RoadRobert Wyattnosuchzone
7The LovecatsThe Curehappyclapper
8The AntelopePhilip JeaysTatankaYotanka
9Einstein's BrainThe DarkCarpgate
10Jerdacuttup ManThe Triffidsvanwolf2
11I'm a TruckRed SimpsonSweetHomeAlabama
12Milk TeethGeckoToffeeBoy

B List

 Song TitleArtistNominated by
1ColleenJoanna Newsommegadom
2My Name is CarnivalJackson C. FrankShivSidecar
3Funeral TangoScott WalkerUncleben
4The WarLuceroSkydog7
5Cold Missouri WatersJames KeelaghanRavi Raman
6I'm On StandbyGrandaddyhappyclapper
7Christmas Card from a Hooker in MinneapolisTom Waitsdeanofromoz
8The PriestJohnny Marr and Maxine PeakeDarceysDad
9FoxThe Men That Will Not Be Blamed for NothingEnglishOutlaw/Uncleben
10Virtute the Cat Explains Her DepartureThe Weakerthansphilipphilip99
11Green, Green Grass of HomeGram Parsonsattwilightlarks
12Who Done It?Harry Nilssonmagicman
13The Last MealHurricane Harryattwilightlarks
14Sympathy for the DevilThe Rolling Stonesnosuchzone

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Personal Theme and Entrance Songs

Feb. 21, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Peter Kimpton (SongBarLandlord)
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Blitzkrieg BopThe Ramoneshappyclapper
2Pretty VacantSex PistolsShivSidecar
3Teenage KicksThe UndertonesParaMhor
4Little Green BagGeorge Baker SelectionAltraEgo
5Le Chanson de JackyJacques BrelTatankaYotanka
6Jan Pehechan-HoMohammed RafiUncleben
7Baby Elephant walkDave GrusinRavi Raman
8The Pink Panther ThemeHenry ManciniAngel Ears
9At LastEtta Jamesseverin
10I Don't Want to Waste Your TimeOver the RhineDarceysDad
11American GirlTom Petty & the Heartbreakerstreefrogdemon
12Free RideEdgar Winter GroupAltraEgo
13The Liberty BellColdstream Guards (composer: John Philip Sousa)jim
14Entry of the Gods into ValhallaRichard Wagnermagicman

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Hot PantsJames BrownSkydog7
2You Came, You Saw, You ConqueredThe RonettesTarquinSpodd
3Big SpenderPeggy Leejim
4Why Don't You Do It RightJessica Rabbit/Amy IrvingDarceysDad
5Great ThingsEchobellyShivSidecar
6Treat Me RightNorma TanegaUncleben
7Open the DoorBetty Carternosuchzone
8Love and HappinessAl Greenmagicman
9Let the Music PlayBarry Whitemagicman
10The HustleVan McCoypejepeine
11Old Ned Theme from Steptoe & SonRon Grainerpejepeine
12The Intro and the OutroThe Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah BandMarconius7
13The Arrival of the Queen of ShebaGeorge Friedrich Handeltreefrogdemon
14Willkommen (from Cabaret)Joel GreyTarquinSpodd
15Get Carter, Train Journey & Opening CreditsRoy Buddnosuchzone
16Peter GunnHenry ManciniUncleben
17Genroku Hanami OdoriTakeshi Terauchi and the BunnysHoshino Sakura
18WaltzinBlackThe StranglersAndrew Morrissey
19OrangeKen NordineAngel Ears
20World in Action TV ThemeMick Weaver & Shawn Phillipsjim
21Blake's 7 Theme and Title SequenceDudley Simpson OrchestraCarpgate
22Cosmic CharlieThe Grateful DeadChris7572
23Whole Lotta LoveCollective Consciousness Society (CCS)ShivSidecar
24Gimme ShelterThe Rolling Stonesamylee
25White HeadphonesThe Mother HipsSkydog7
26The Boy With the Perptual NervousnessThe FeeliesTarquinSpodd
27Notice MeNew Model Armyvanwolf2
28Don't CareKlark KentShivSidecar
29Just an English OutlawThe Dogs d'AmourEnglishOutlaw
30Stand and DeliverAdam & the AntsLeaveitallbehind
31My Name is PrincePrince & the New Power Generationamylee
32King KuntaKendrick Lamarmagicman
33BonkersDizzee RascalParaMhor
34A Warrior's CallVolbeatchinhealer
35The StripperDavid Rose & his OrchestraAltraEgo
36There's No Business Like Show BusinessEthel Merman9hairs9knots

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Songs Featuring Honorific Titles

Feb. 14, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Stephen Males (severin)
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1You're the DoctorTy Segallvanwolf2
2King of StrawSlapp Happynosuchzone
3Brother NoahThe ShadowsTarquinSpodd
4The BrigadierJake ThackraySuzi
5Big ChiefProfessor Longhairmagicman
6Lady MarleneKatzenjammerbarbryn
7Corporal CleggPink Floydjim
8Lord FranklinPentangleTempusfugit
9Queen MajestyThe Techniquesmagicman
10Someday My Prince Will ComeBill Evans Trionosuchzone
11Rock the CasbahThe Clash9hairs9knots
12Reverend LeeColleen HewettUncleben

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Ghosts of Princes in TowersRich KidsShivSidecar
2Les Remparts de VarsovieJacques BrelJoelle
3Queen BeeJohn Lee Hookerattwilightlarks
4Miss Brown to YouBillie Holidaytreefrogdemon
5Princess WankyThe WankysCarpgate
6Queen of the MayVeda HilleTatankaYotanka
7Uncle Albert/Admiral HalseyPaul and Linda McCartneySkydog7
8Duke of EarlGene ChandlerSuzi
9Look at Miss OhioGillian Welchtreefrogdemon
10MilordEdith Piaftreefrogdemon
11Dr. Bucks' LetterThe FallUncleben
12Queen of HeartsThe UnthanksSuzi

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