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Songs about Siblings
Jan. 19, 2007
Blog
Column
Writer: Dorian Lynskey

A List

Song

Artist

Recommended by

1

You and Your Sister

This Mortal Coil

catcher

2

Pass This On

The Knife

bblaggerb

3

What's Happening Brother

Marvin Gaye

ejaydee

4

My Brother Jake

Free

DarceysDad

5

My Brother's a Basehead

De La Soul

ejaydee

6

Highway Patrolman

Bruce Springsteen

TonNL

7

My Sister

Tindersticks

richardrj

8

Elizabeth on the Bathroom Floor

Eels

Alexa K

9

Emily

Joanna Newsom

catcher

10

We are Family

Sister Sledge

gordon immel

B List

No specific B List was listed though Dorian did write:  "Near misses: the Arcade Fire (Neighbourhood #2) and Antony & the Johnsons (You Are My Sister). Great new discoveries: Death Cab For Cutie (Brothers on a Hotel Bed), Jorge Ben (Take it Easy, My Brother Charles) and the Handsome Family (My Sister's Tiny Hands). A song I realised I didn't like half as much as I thought I did: the Hollies' gooey, overcooked He Ain't Heavy." Does that constitute an informal B List? Except for the first two, I'd say no. So here is the two song B List:

Song

Artist

Recommended by

1

Neighbourhood # 2

Arcade Fire

Catcher

2

You Are My Sister

Antony & the Johnsons

Catcher

 

 

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