Songs About Owls

July 27, 2022
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Writer: Andrew Morrissey (Maki)

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1The OwlSlapp Happy & Henry CowTarquinSpodd
2The Owl of LoveClogs ft Shara Wordensaneshane
3California OwlsDeath and Vanillavanwolf2
4Lady FuschiaStrawbsAlison Dempster
5Night OwlGerry Raffertyswawilg
6Nite OwlGene ChandlerMarconius7
7Night OwlDick DalePop Off!
8An Owl SongCanned HeatShivSidecar
9Owl EyesDevendra BanhartNicko
10A CorujinhaElis Reginapejepeine

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1Black Cat Hoot Owl BluesMa RaineyUncleben
2The OwlKevin AyersGeorge Boyland
3Night Owl BluesThe Lovin' SpoonfulTarquinSpodd
4The OwlSilver ApplesNicko
5Beautiful Pea Green BoatLaurie AndersonNoodsy
6Spirit DitchSparklehorseNoodsy
7Stork and OwlTV on the Radiomagicman
8Parliament of OwlsAgnes ObelBanazirGalbasi
9Night Owl Saint Etiennehappyclapper
10I Am the OwlDead KennedysTarquinSpodd

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Songs About the Impossible

July 6, 2022
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Writer: Andrew Morrissey (Maki)

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1Impossible GermanyWilcoswawilg
20+2=1NoMeansNohappyclapper
3VenusTelevisionUncleben
4Can't Kick the HabitChampion Jack Dupreetincanman
5Boat to BoliviaMartin Stephenson & the DainteesNoodsy
6Attics of My LifeGrateful DeadChris 7572
7I Can't Let Maggie GoHoneybusGeorge Boyland
8I Can't Get StartedCarmen McRaeNilpferd
9The Impossible DreamCarter USMhappyclapper
10Mission Impossible ThemeLalo SchifrinLoud Atlas

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1Living on the CeilingBlancmangeShoegazer
2Three Girl RhumbaWireUncleben
3Promised You a MiracleSimple MindsShoegazer
42+2=5RadioheadParaMhor
5They Caught the Devil and Put Him in Jail in Eudora, ArkansasTony Joe WhiteMarconius7
6Rope Ladder to the MoonJack BruceFred Erickson
7Not a Trick of the EyeMaya de Vitrytincanman
8It's Not ImpossibleJeffrey Lewis Bandmegadom
9As We Sailed Into SkibbereenJackie LevenTatankaYotanka
10Our Shangri-LaMark Knopfler & Emmylou HarrisMarconius7

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Songs About Outlaws and Rebels

Nov. 3, 2021
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Writer: Andrew Morrissey (Makinavaja)

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1Me and My UncleGrateful DeadChris7572
2Our SunshinePaul KellyNicko
3King of New YorkFun Lovin' Criminalshappyclapper
4El Lute, Libre o MuertoHaze ft José Mercépejepeine
5Paul BogleThe Cimaronssonofwebcore
6Who Did That to You?John Legendswawilg
7Jesse James BoleroPrefab SproutToffeeBoy
8Appalachian NightmareJustin Townes Earletincanman
9Just an English OutlawThe Dogs D'AmourEnglishOutlaw
10The HighwaymanLoreena McKennittSuzi

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1I a Rebel SoulAswadseverin
2Slave MasterGregory IsaacsNicko
3St. Patrick BattalionDavid RovicsAlaricmc
4Glendale TrainNew Riders of the Purple SageBanazirGalbasi
5Del GatoGene Clarke & Carla Olsentincanman
6Contrabando y TraiciónLos Tigres del NorteSeth Miller
7Robin HoodScritti PolittiShoegazer
8Like Leila Khaled SaidThe Teardrop ExplodesShivSidecar
9Breaking All the RulesPeter FramptonFred Erickson
10Fade Away (I Don't Want To)ChumbawambaMax Visconta Nuclerosea

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Songs About Edges & Ledges

Jan. 26, 2021
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Writer: Andrew Morrissey (Makinavaja)

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1The Razor's EdgeDefunktpejepeine
2BorderlineMadonnaamylee
3At the Edge of the WorldBilly Mackenziephilipphilip99
4Stella MarisEinstürzende Neubauten ft Meret BeckerTraktor Albatrost
5LuckyRadioheadhappyclapper
6Primo on the ParapetPeter HammillTatankaYotanka
7Alas de AlgodónVainica Doblepejepeine
8Livin' on the Fault LineThe Doobie BrothersOliveButler
9Standing on the Edge of LoveB.B. KingLoud Atlas
10Close to the EdgeYesmegadom

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1Standing at the Sky's EdgeRichard HawleyToffeeBoy
2Meet on the LedgeFairport Conventiontubby Brewster
3On the EdgeOysterbandSuzi
4Estimated ProphetGrateful DeadChris7572
5Iron Sharpening IronCulturenosuchzone
6The BorderLos MocososPop Off!
7Water's EdgeNick Cave & the Bad Seedsmegadom
8VertigoU2SweetHomeAlabama
9JumpXTCmegadom
10Boundary RiderThe Go-BetweensNilpferd

Songs About Written Correspondence

Oct. 28, 2020
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Writer: Andrew Morrissey (Makinavaja)

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1The LetterDean FriedmanToffeeBoy
2Dear AbbyJohn PrineIsabelleForshaw
3Letter to HermioneDavid BowieOliveButler
4Dear GodSiobhan WilsonShoegazer
5So Long to the HeadstrongFleet Foxesattwilightlarks
6The LetterMacy Grayseverin
7El CarteroPastor Lópezmagicman
8Ghost DancePrince BusterUncleben
9Post Office BluesLorraine BowenTatankaYotanka
10Another the LetterWireMussoliniHeadkick

B List

 TitleArtistNominated By
1Please Take a Letter Miss BrownThe Ink SpotsUncleben
2Please Read the LetterRobert Plant & Alison KraussSuzi
3Fan MailBlondieUncleben
4Letter Never SentR.E.M.megadom
5Strawberry Letter #23The Brothers Johnsonmegadom
6Circular LetterKevin Ayerssonofwebcore
7African PostmanBurning SpearNicko
8Message in a BottleThe PoliceMussoliniHeadkick
9Lullabye LetterThe Soft Machinesonofwebcore
10PostcardThe Whotreefrogdemon
11Dream LetterTim Buckleymegadom

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Songs About Eyes

July 22, 2020
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Writer: Andrew Morrissey (Makinavaja)

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Girl in Your EyeSpiritShivSidecar
2Open Your EyesAngelique Kidjosonofwebcore
3Ocean EyesBillie EilishEnglishOutlaw
4Que No Salga la LunaRosalíapejepeine
5Je Veux Tes YeuxAngèleswawilg
6Definitive GazeMagazinemegadom
7The Glass of an IrisThirty Pounds of BoneTatankaYotanka
8Eye of the LensComsat AngelsShivSidecar
9So Sad, So SexyLykke LiDiscoMonster
10Green EyesErykah Baduuntergunther
11Who Have Eyes to SeeMike BrooksUncleben
124 EyesThe Lovin' SpoonfulSuzi

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Pale Blue EyesThe Velvet UndergroundSuzi
2The Man with the Child in his EyesKate Bushphilipphilip99
3Doctor My EyesJackson Brownswawilg
4Crosseyed and PainlessTalking Headsamylee
5Lyin' EyesEaglesRavi Raman
6Dickie Davies' EyesHalf Man Half BiscuitParaMhor
7The Look of LoveDusty Springfieldattwilightlarks
8TorchSoft Cellvanwolf2
9Eyes on the PrizeMavis StaplesIsabelleForshaw
10See Those EyesAltered Imagesvastariner
11Can't Take My Eyes Off YouFrankie Valli & the Four Seasonsattwilightlarks
12In Your EyesPeter Gabrielamylee

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Songs About Wide Open Spaces

June 10, 2020
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Writer: Andrew Morrissey (Makinavaja)

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1On a Clear Day You Can See ForeverThe Peddlersmegadom
2Pavey ArkDecorationDiscoMonster
3Adventures in a Yorkshire LandscapeBe Bop Deluxenosuchzone
4Longships / The RavenThe Stranglershappyclapper
5The Endless SeaIggy Popmegadom
6My Island HomeWarumpi BandNicko
7We Are the WaveHarry BelafontePop Off!
8On Some Faraway BeachBrian EnoShivSidecar
9Fear a BhàtaCapercaillieParaMhor
10Ocean SizeJane's Addictionamylee
11Ya El MedanCairokee ft Aida el Ayoubimagicman
12Washed AshoreThe Plattersattwilightlarks
13DroverBill Callahantincanman
14MountainsBiffy Clyrohappyclapper
15Fuyu Biyori (A Perfect Winter's Day)Eri Sasakiajostu
16The Desert of NamibiaAfrican Tribal OrchestraRavi Raman
17Searching the Desert for the BluesBlind Willie McTellTarquinSpodd
18Desert SongStanley ClarkeBanazirGalbasi
19FreewayPeaches & HerbPop Off!
20Empty HighwayJoan Armatradingseverin

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Songs About Stubbornness

Feb. 5 2020
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Writer: Andrew Morrissey (Makinavaja)

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1Stubborn Kind of FellowMarvin Gayeseverin
2I Refuse to LoseJames Brownmegadom
3Stubborn LoveThe LumineersLeaveitallbehind
4Stubborn Kinda HeartThe QuireboysEnglishOutlaw
5I'm Not Like Everybody ElseThe KinksSuzi
6Walking in the Opposite DirectionAdrian Borlandseverin
7HushToolvanwolf2
8Don't DictatePenetrationseverin
9I Won'tH.E.R.ajostu
10Don't Fucking Tell Me What to DoRobynShoegazer

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Playing in the BandGrateful DeadChris7572
2I'll Never Give It UpRichard Thompsonmegadom
3Boss of MeThey Might Be Giantsphilipphilip99
4My AffairKirsty MacCollShivSidecar
5E.M.I.Sex Pistolsmegadom
6You're My Girl (I Don't Want to Discuss It)Rod Stewartmegadom
7Me lo Decía Mi AbuelitoPaco Ibáñezpejepeine
8Pogaathe Pogaathe SongVeerapandiya KattabommanRavi Raman
9Almost Cut My HairCrosby, Stills, Nash & YoungNoodsy
10Stubborn BastardMia SheardBanazirGalbasi

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Songs About Lost and Found

June 26, 2019
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Column
Writer: Andrew Morrissey (Makinavaja)
At: The Guardian

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Georgia LeeTom Waitssonofwebcore
2WalletRegina Spektorajostu
3Prodigal SonSteel Pulseseverin
4Saint JulianJulian Copephilipphilip99
5I'm Looking for Someone to Find MeRichard Hawleyswawilg
6Paradis PerduChristine and the Queensmagicman
7Amour PerduPepé Kallé and Nybomamagicman
8Can't Find My MindThe CrampsIsabelleForshaw
9To Lose My LifeWhite LiesLeaveitallbehind
10I Lost You, But I Found Country MusicBallboyShoegazer

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Sieve-Fisted FindFugazihappyclapper
2Looking My LoveBarrington Levypejepeine
3Glastonbury SongThe WaterboysNoodsy
4My Dog Was Lost But Now He's FoundThe Fiery Furnaceshappyclapper
5Lost a Good GirlJohn Lee HookerSuzi
6Lost Art of MurderBabyshamblesOliveButler
7Lost Summer LoveLorraine Silverattwilightlarks
8Mali SajioKetama, Toumani Diabaté, José SotoNicko
9Keep LookingSadenosuchzone
10All Around the WorldLisa Stanfield9hairs9knots

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Songs About Spain

Feb. 22, 2018
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Column
Writer: Andrew Morrissey (Makinavaja)
At: The Guardian

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Spanish Civil War SongPhil Ochsalbert23
2FarucaSabicassonofwebcore
3Spanish DancerSteve Winwoodmamamunho
4MediterráneoJoan Manuel SerratRaelyBay
5Volando VoyCamarón de la Isladeanrake2
6Ni Tú Ni NadieAlaska y Dinaramamarcoschoir
7SpainThe Stranglershappyclapper
8Mujer Contra MujerMecanominutehands
9AlcazabaEstrella MorenteFintan28
10Vente pá MadridKetamaGreatGrendel
11Chove en SantiagoLuar na Lubrethedoc
12Playa del CarmenPaco de Lucíamikedow

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1Maldito DuendeHéroes del Silenciodedalus77uk
2Escuela de CalorRadio FuturaFintan28
3Spanish NightsBlackmore's NightClare Munks
4Spanish CaravanThe Doorsbllckchps
5Rumba de BarcelonaManu Chaosteenbeck
6FiestaThe PoguesGreatGrendel
7Always the CauseAl StewartBeltwayBandit
8Bahía de CádizCamarón de la IslaBeltwayBandit
9Spanish BombsThe ClashLondon2471
10Rumba ArgelinaRadio TarifaThesubhuman
11Si Yo Tuviera una EscobaLos Sirexphilipphilip99
12El RelicarioImperio ArgentinaMartin D. Kilgore
13Mediterranean SundanceAl Di Meola, Paco de Lucía & John McLaughlinGreatGrendel
14Concierto de AranjuezMiles DavisAddicks123

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