Songs About Oddballs, Outcasts and Outsiders

Aug. 29, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Amy Lee (amylee aka RipThisJoint)
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1OutsiderThe RamonesNicko
2Hot TopicLe Tigreuneasy listening
3He's an OddballThe Lewis Sistersphilipphilip99
4Neighbourhood #2 (Laïka)Arcade Firehappyclapper
5Killing an ArabThe Curemegadom
6Blackheart ManBunny Wailerseverin
7Paper ScratcherBLind MeLoNRavi Raman
8Johnny RyallBeastie Boyshappyclapper
9Dock EllisBarbara ManningShivSidecar
10Tracy JacksBlurNoodsy
11This GirlChumbawambaEnglishOutlaw
12Jim O'WindygatesJackie LevenTatankaYotanka
13Head Hang LowJulian CopeDiscoMonster
14Oh! You Pretty ThingsDavid BowieShivSidecar

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1WeirdoThe CharlatansSweetHomeAlabama
2Know Your OnionThe Shinshappyclapper
3Pinch MeBarenaked Ladiesphilipphilip99
4Your Best American GirlMitskiTarquinSpodd
5The Man Who Called Himself JesusThe Strawbsattwilightlarks
6I'll Show YouDexys Midnight RunnersCarpgate
7Dani CaliforniaRed Hot Chili PeppersLeaveitllbehind
8They Say I'm DifferentBetty DavisNilpferd
9Here Come the FreaksWas (Was Not)philipphilip99
10She's StrangeCameo9hairs9knots
11BlockheadsIan Dury and the BlockheadsShivSidecar
12Carry Bag ManThe Fallhappyclapper
13Sunday Morning NeighboursStratford MercenariesCarpgate
14Famous TracheotomiesOkkervil Rivertincanman
15A Strange BoyJoni Mitchellseverin
16Bag LadyTodd Rundgrenmagicman
17The Lass of AughrimSusan McKeownattwilightlarks
18The State I'm InBelle & SebastianToffeeBoy

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Songs About Silver and Other Non-Ferrous Metals

Aug. 22, 2018
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Column
Writer: TatankaYotanka
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Silver MachineHawkwindLeaveitallbehind
2Tin OmenSkinny Puppyamylee
3Silver (Tidal Wave)Echo & the BunnymenParaMhor
4Think ZincT. Rexseverin
5Silver BirdU-RoyUncleben
6Lead Poisoned JeanFrenzal RhombNicko
7Sodium Light BabyThe Thevanwolf2
8Platinum TipsRoyal TruxUncleben
9Thirty Pieces of SilverYabby YouNicko
10Tungsten BabalawoGeorgia Anne MuldrowUncleben
11De PlataRosalíapejepeine
12The Silver in Her CrucifixJackie Levenmegadom

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Like Mercury (In My Blood)Steve TallisNicko
2You Got the SilverThe Rolling Stonesamylee
3Brass BeamWaxahatcheeTarquinSpodd
4Silver BirdThe ParagonsNicko
5MercuryThrowing MusesShivSidecar
6Silver StarFrankie Valli & the Four Seasonsattwilightlarks
7Drunk on AluminiumWintersleepvanwolf2
8Silver Ships of AndilarTownes Van ZandtGreatGrendel
9Silver Platter ClubJohn GrantGreatGrendel
10Silver DaggerJoan Baeztreefrogdemon
11Silver GirlPennywiseShivSidecar
12UraniumThe CommodoresNicko

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12″ Singles and Remixes to 1979

Aug. 15, 2018
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Column
Writer: Paul Hayes (DiscoMonster)
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Truly (1977 Discomix)The Jays & Ranking TrevorShivSidecar
2Dance Dance Dance,,, Yowsah! Yowsah! Yowsah!Chicmagicman
3Miss You (12" Version)The Rolling Stonesamylee
4Money in My PocketDennis Brownmagicman
5Now That We've Found LoveThird Worldmegadom
6FlashlightParliamentSeth Miller
7You Make Me Feel (Original 12" Version)SylvesterOliveButler
8Liza...LizaElias Rahbaniphilipphilip99
9Big BlowManu DibangoNicko
10Kiss Me AgainDinosaurUncleben
11Weep and Mourn (12" Version)Israel VibrationTarquinSpodd
12Dream Baby Dream (Long Version)Suicideuntergunther
13Funkytown (Super Disco Version)Lipps Inc.David Brown
14Life in Tokyo (12")Japanmegadom
15Dancing the Night AwayMotorsShivSidecar
16And the Beat Goes OnWhispers9hairs9knots

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Don't Let It Go to Your HeadBlack Harmonypejepeine
2Street PlayerChicagoSweetHomeAlabama
3Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) (Special Disco Version)The Jacksonsamylee
4Love Vibration (12" Mix)Joe Simonuntergunther
5Kind of Life (Kind of Love) 12"North EndParaMhor
6Born for a Purpose (Reason for Living)Dr. AlimantadoUncleben
7I Was Made for Lovin' You (12" Version)KissUncleben
8Conscious Man (Discomix)Jolly BrothersNicko
9Disco StompHamilton BohannonDavid Brown
10Hit and Run Walter Gibbons 12" Mix (1977)Loleatta Hollowayattwilightlarks
11Chant Down Babylon - 12"Yabby You & TrinityUncleben
12Music is My Way of LifePatti Labellebishbosh
13Roots TrainDillinger/Junior Murvin/Lee PerryShoegazer
14Little Johnny Jewel, Pts. 1 & 2TelevisionTarquinSpodd

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Songs About Ladders, Stairs and Elevators

Aug. 8, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: attwilightlarks
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Precarious StairCrystal Stiltsvanwolf2
2The Little Man Who Wasn't ThereGlenn Millerphilipphilip99
3Lady RachelKevin Ayers9hairs9knots
4Stray Cat BluesThe Rolling Stonesamylee
5Love for SaleBillie HolidayParaMhor
6LiftRadioheadParaMhor
7GénériqueMiles Davisnosuchzone
8Cold, Rain and SnowGrateful DeadChris7572
9Dirt in the GroundTom Waitsnosuchzone
10Up the TowerProtomartyrvanwolf2
11Padipattu (Breathless)Shankar MahadevanRavi Raman
12Jacob's LadderBruce Springsteentreefrogdemon

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Jacob's Ladder (New Yorican Dub Mix)Incognitonosuchzone
2Strange StairwayBill FayUncleben
3Ladder of LoveThe FlamingosOliveButler
4Hippy Elevator OperatorWC Fields Memorial Electric String bandseverin
5Creepin' Up the BackstairThe FratellisLeaveitallbehind
6Elevator BoogieBill Johnsonseverin
7Vanlose StairwayVan MorrisonUncleben
8Elevator of LoveThe CrystalairsMitch Mitchell
9Up and Down the LadderThe Intrudersphilipphilip99
10I'll Step DownLee Diamond and the CherokeesMitch Mitchell
11Shopper's ParadiseCarter the Unstoppable Sex Machinehappyclapper
12ExecutionerWolfgang Pressvanwolf2
13To the Office/ElevatorDavid Shiremagicman

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Songs About Plastic

Aug. 1, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: EnglishOutlaw
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Plastic JesusJello Biafra & Mojo Nixonhappyclapper
2Plastic PaddyEric Bogledeanofromoz
3Dear PlasticThe SugarcubesDiscoMonster
4Red Solo CupToby KeithLeaveitallbehind
5Plastic BagX-Ray SpexShivSidecar
6Plastic LifeRubella BalletCarpgate
7Toxic Garbage IslandGojiraBethnoir
8Credit CardsSpy vs. SpyNicko
9One Million CoastersNOFXRavi Raman
10Never Played a 45Macka BNicko
11Synthetic WorldSwamp Doggpejepeine
12Plastic FlowerWulan TuoyaTarquinSpodd
13Plastic JesusPaul Newmantreefrogdemon

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Plastic DropDizzy JoghurtTarquinSpodd
2PlasticoRuben Bladespejepeine
3Plastic FactoryCaptain BeefheartUncleben
4Plastic GirlDuran Duranphilipphilip99
5Plastic BulletsWolfe Tonesuneasy listening
6Plastic BulletsGary OgTatankaYotanka
7Coloured MusicThe Piranhasseverin
8Plastic Flowers on the HighwayDrive-By TruckersLeaveitallbehind
9BarbiesP!nkRavi Raman
10Barbie GirlAquaDiscoMonster
11The BombL7Uncleben
12Plastic LoveMariya Takeuchipejepeine
13Plastic BeachGorillazuneasy listening

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Songs About Staying

July 25, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Amy Lee (amylee aka RipThisJoint)
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1StayDavid BowieUncleben
2If You Want Me to StaySly and the Family Stonenosuchzone
3Stay LooseHemsley MorrisNicko
4The Viaduct (Ian Carmichael Remix)The Pastelsvanwolf2
5Wild OnesSuedeParaMhor
6I'm a DreamerLinda Thompsontreefrogdemon
7You Stay HereRichard ShindellUncleben
8To Make You StayOffa Rex severin
9The Secret Language of BirdsIan AndersonBanzirGalbasi
10Lay Lady LayBob DylanUncleben
11Wild HorsesThe Rolling StonesDiscoMonster
12Thank YouLed ZeppelinLeaveitallbehind
13OfferingsGil Scott-Heron and Brian JacksonAlBahooky

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1StayMaurice Williams & the ZodiacsParaMhor
2Dodge Veg-O-MaticThe Modern Loversseverin
3CitadelThe Rolling StonesShivSidecar
4Stick AroundTy Segallvanwolf2
5San Franciscan NightsEric Burdon & the AnimalsTarquinSpodd
6The SnowfallsWhyte HorsesDiscoMonster
7Another SunsetLack of KnowledgeCarpgate
8Sunny Side of the StreetSonic Boom SixUncleben
9Don't Go Back to RockvilleR.E.M.vanwolf2
10No One's LeavingJane's Addictionhappyclapper
11Chartered TripsHusker DüUncleben
12StayMark LaneganBethnoir
13I Can't Quit You, BabyWillie DixonRavi Raman
14I'll StayFunkadelicBanazirGalbasi
15Stay With MeThunder with Spike and GryffEnglishOutlaw

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Songs About Caves

July 18, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Leaveitallbehind
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Alice in UndergroundDadaromaHoshino Sakura
2The HoleTownes Van Zandttreefrogdemon
3Way Down HadestownAnais MitchellRavi Raman
4Tunnel of LoveBruce Springsteenamylee
5Coal WarsJoshua Jamestincanman
6The Testimony of Patience KershawThe UnthanksSuzi
7The Colliers (Hold Your Fire)Seth LakemanSuzi
8Black Lung HeartacheJoe BonamassaRavi Raman
9Blood Upon CopperSeth LakemanSuzi
10Dark as a DungeonJohnny CashSuzi
11GravediggerDave Matthewsamylee
12Brave New WorldJeff Waynephilipphilip99
13Khazas-dûmHoward ShoreSuzi

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Going UndergroundThe Jamattwilightlarks
2A Poem on the Underground WallSimon & GarfunkelUncleben
3Go UndergroundB.B. KingUncleben
4Nine Feet UndergroundCaravanToffeeBoy
5BartenderDave Matthews BandSkydog7
6Caves of AltamiraSteely DanToffeeBoy
7The CaveMumford and SonsMarconius7
8Fingal's CavePink Floydseverin
9Working in the CoalmineLee Dorseyattwilightlarks
10Down in a HoleAlice in ChainsRavi Raman
11TunnelsJohnny FlynnShivSidecar
12Dandy in the UnderworldT. Rexattwilightlarks
13By-Tor and the Snow DogRushphilipphilip99

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Songs About Substitutions

July 4, 2018
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Column
Writer: Marco den Ouden (Marconius7)
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Fio MaravhilaJorge Benpejepeine
2Woods of DarneyRichard ThompsonSuzi
3The Other ManSloanphilipphilip99
3The RapMillie Jacksonmagicman
5I'm StraightThe Modern Loversseverin
6The Spider and the FlyThe Rolling StonesSuzi
7IrreplaceableBeyoncémagicman
8How Come My Dog Don't BarkDr. JohnRavi Raman
9Another LoveTom Odellattwilightlarks
10Synthetic SubstitutionMelvin Blisspejepeine
11Sample and HoldNeil YoungFretlessBasser
12OnlineBrad Paisleyamylee
13One Thousand Cherry TreesHatsune MikuTarquinSpodd

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1SubstituteThe Whomegadom
2SubstituteCloutParaMhor
3SubstituteGregory IsaacsUncleben
4JoleneStrawberry SwitchbladeParaMhor
5Black VelveteenLenny KravitzLeaveitallbehind
6Ain't Nothing Like the Real ThingMarvin Gaye & Tammi Terrellmegadom
7What It's LikeEverlastFretlessBasser
8I Could Never Take the Place of Your ManPrincebishbosh
9It's Alright With MeFrank SinatraSuzi
10Love Me Like YouThe Magic Numbershappyclapper
11Til Something Better Comes AlongBillie Jo Spearsnosuchzone
12Two WeeksFKA twigsseverin
13Le MoribundJacques Brelbishbosh
14She's Not YouElvis PresleySuzi
15Someone to Lay Down Beside MeKarla Bonoffamylee
16The Monkey and the EngineerJesse FullerChris7572
17Pastime ParadiseStevie Wondernosuchzone
18Whispering Your nameAlison Moyetbishbosh
19Let's Invite Them OverGeorge Jones & Melba Montgomeryattwilightlarks
20I'll Never Find Another YouThe Seekersseverin
21No Substitute LoveEstellemagicman
22Turn of the CenturyYesalfie hisself
23Big O MotelTarnationhappyclapper
24Automatic LoverDee D. Jacksonpejepeine
25Worthless LieThe Beautiful SouthParaMhor
26Marie's the Name of his Latest FlameElvis PresleyParaMhor
27Add MeChumbawambaamylee
28Stacy's MomFountains of Wayneamylee
29Why Don't You Try Me TonightRy CooderChris7572
30Come On Over, Turn Me OnMark Lanegan & Isobel CampbellBethnoir

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Songs About Conspiracies and Paranoia

June 27, 2018
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Column
Writer: DeepThroatSinger
At: The Song Bar

A List

NumberTitleArtistRecommended By
1I Am the OwlDead Kennedyshappyclapper
2CIA ManThe Fugsuneasy listening
3American IdiotGreen DayLeaveitallbehind
4Somebody's Watching MeRockwellbishbosh
5I Think I'm ParanoidGarbagebishbosh
6Brain of J.Pearl JamLeaveitallbehind
7Victory for the VictorsRubella BalletCarpgate
8Oh My GodMichael Franti and Spearheadmegadom
9Can't Truss ItPublic EnemySkydog7
10Who Killed Brian Jones?David Peel & Deathuneasy listening
11They're Talking About MeJohnny Braggattwilightlarks
12Elvis is EverywhereMojo Nixon and Skid RoperSweetHomeAlabama

B List

NumberTitleArtistRecommended By
1What's He BuildingTom Waitsphilipphilip99
2Ships Don't Disappera in the Night (Do They?)10CCRavi Raman
3Dream PoliceCheap TrickRavi Raman
4Aliens ExistBlink-182Marconius7
5The MessageM.I.A.philipphilip99
6Computer WorldKraftwerkamylee
7Someone's Looking at YouThe Boomtown RatsFretlessBasser
8Smoking GunRobert Crayamylee
9M.K. UltraThe Testorsuneasy listening
10National Insurance BlacklistThe BusinessCarpgate
11Poison FlourDr. AimantadoNicko
12We Do (The Stonecutters' Song)The SimpsonsNicko
13Lizard PeopleFleetwood Macseverin

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Striking Song and Album Endings

June 20, 2018
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Column
Writer: ParaMhor
At: The Song Bar

A List

NumberSongArtistRecommended By
1So Here I ComeNeneh Cherryseverin
2BikePink FloydShivSidecar
3There, There My DearDexys Midnight Runnersattwilightlarks
4A World AloneLordeEnglishOutlaw
5KicksFKA TwigsFretlessBasser
6Medicine for My PainLynden David Hallnosuchzone
7The Big SleepBat for LashesBethnoir
8Tender is the NightThe Triffidsbishbosh
9StarshipPaul Kantner and Jefferson StarshipTempusfugit
10You Set the SceneLovemegadom
11Moonlight MileThe Rolling Stonesamylee
12I Can't WinRy Coodermagicman
13ElectroliteR.E.M.megadom

B List

NumberSongArtistRecommended By
1Love SpreadsThe Stone RosesAltraEgo
2Time of the SeasonThe Zombiesmegadom
3Bitters EndRoxy Musicseverin
4Call of the WildJimi TenorUncleben
5Caribbean FestivalKool and the GangAlBahooky
6PricSuper Furry Animalshappyclapper
7In Bluer SkiesEcho and the BunnymenCarpgate
8FreebirdLynyrd Skynyrdleaveitallbehind
9Whipping PostAllman Brothers BandSkydog7
10Wars of ArmageddonFunkadelicnicko
11Bewlay BrothersDavid Bowieseverin
12Brain Damage/EclipsePink FloydRavi Raman
13Happy TrailsQuicksilver Messenger Service9hairs9knots

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