Songs About Basements and Underground

May 4, 2022
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Writer: ShivSidecar

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1UndergroundTom WaitsGeorge Boyland
2Paranoia of PowerMark Stewart & MaffiaShoegazer
3SubterraneansFlesh for Luluuneasy listening
46 UndergroundSneaker PimpsShoegazer
5Storm CellarElysian FieldsBanazirGalbasi
6Hold Me Close (Underground)The Beautiful SouthMarconius7
7Waiting for the End of the WorldElvis CostelloAltraEgo
8Coincidents on the Circle LineRobb Johnson & the IrregularsTatankaYotanka
9FazonSopwith CamelUncleben
10I WonThe SundaysBanazirGalbasi
11Spiders (In Neal's Basement)McLuhanFred Erickson
12Porton DownPeter HammillTatankaYotanka
13The Temptation of AdamJosh RitterUncleben

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1In the Basement (Part 2)Sugar Pie DeSantoPop Off!
2Transit RideGuru ft Branford MarsalisUncleben
3Subway JoeJoe BataanNicko
4BasementMute ChoirLoud Atlas
5Subway TrainNew York DollsTarquinSpodd
6Basement LifeSuperchunkhappyclapper
7Back to the BasementThe QueersTarquinSpodd
8Time Tunnel CellarTigerhappyclapper
9Grave ArchitecturePavementNilpferd
10Sound of the UndergroundGirls AloudParaMhor
11Notes from the UndergroundThe Manhattan TransferFred Erickson
12Digging a TunnelSir WasBanazirGalbasi
13The BasementPete Rock & CL SmoothNilpferd
14IdiotequeRadioheadParaMhor
15BuriedfedMiles Benjamin Anthony RobinsonShoegazer
16Torn and FrayedThe Rolling Stonesamylee
17TunnelsJohnny FlynnNicko

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Boastful Songs

Nov. 17, 2021
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Writer: ShivSidecar

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1Sixty Minute ManBilly Ward & his DominoesUncleben
2A Man and a HalfWilson PickettIsabelleForshaw
3The BossJames BrownSteve
4Mr. CoolRasputin's StashDiscoMonster
5Step OffGrandmaster Melle Mel & the Furious FiveUncleben
6Go On GirlRoxanne ShantéMussoliniHeadkick
7Life's Been GoodJoe WalshParaMhor
8Heard About Your BandBrakesvanwolf2
9The GreatestCat PowerParaMhor
10I Can't Get Next to YouThe TemptationsNicko
11I Can't Get Next to YouThee More ShallowsShoegazer
12SupermanR.E.M.MussoliniHeadkick
13AishaDeath in VegasMussoliniHeadkick

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1I'm a Wonderful Thing, BabyKid Creole & the CoconutsLoud Atlas
2Strictly BusinessEPMDUncleben
3Know HowYoung MCNilpferd
4I'm Five Years Ahead of My TimeThe Third BardoParaMhor
5We Took All the AcidThe WarlocksMussoliniHeadkick
6Princess of the UniverseUtopiaFred Erickson
7Estrogen BombCandye KanePop Off!
8You Love UsManic Street Preachersseverin
9I Am GodVirgin Prunesamylee
10Going Out WestTom WaitsTraktor Albatrost
11Bad ManJuicy BananasUncleben
12Without MeEminemamylee
13HandsomeChance the Rapper ft Megan Thee Stallionajostu
14Easy Breezychelmicoajostu
15MunchausenNo Bravanwolf2

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Songs About Fallen Heroes

July 1, 2020
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Writer: ShivSidecar

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1A Few Words in Defense of Our CountryRandy Newmanswawilg
2No Gods and Precious Few HeroesDick Gaughantreefrogdemon
3Among the Americans10,000 ManiacsDiscoMonster
4LindberghWoody GuthrieTarquinSpodd
5The King Is DeadThe HerdNicko
6Louis XIVThe Wolfgang PressShoegazer
7Bad Reputation (The Glitter Band)Luke Haineshappyclapper
8My Deceiving HeartThe Impressionsattwilightlarks
9Phantasmagoria BluesMark Laneganamylee
10Bell BoyThe Whophilipphilip99
11Dinner at EightRufus Wainwrightseverin
12GodJohn Lennon & Plastic Ono Bandseverin
13Shane WarnePaul Kellydeanofromoz

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Kick Over the StatuesThe RedskinsShoegazer
2They'll Build a Statue to YouWillie NileJamesowen475
3Hero Takes a FallThe Banglesamylee
4Dismantled King is Off the ThroneFeltmegadom
5Massage the HistorySonic YouthDiscoMonster
6Fell from the SunOpalDiscoMonster
7Dime Que No (Say It Ain't So)Tahures ZurdozMakinavaja
8The Ballad of Ira HayesJohnny CashSweetHomeAlabama
9Hound DogBig Mama ThorntonSuzi
10I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse DownAnn PeeblesNicko
11He'd Be a DiamondTeenage FanclubTatankYotanka
12Abandoned FleshThe Mountain GoatsShoegazer
13Singer's Hampstead HomeMicrodisneyCarpgate
14The Ballad of Peter PumpkinheadXTCswawilg
15Not If You Were the Last Dandy on EarthThe Brian Jonestown Massacreamylee

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Songs About Different Jobs

Nov. 20, 2019
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Writer: ShivSidecar

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1CraftsmanshipBuck 65barbryn
2Junk Bond TraderElliott Smithvanwolf2
3GeraldineGlasvegasmagicman
4Civil ServantRichard Dawsonbarbryn
5Blowin' SmokeKacey Musgravesmagicman
6NavigatorThe PoguesDjinnjaha
7The Loneliness of a Tower Crane DriverElbowMussoliniHeadkick
8Stoned Train DriverThe Bevis FrondTatankaYotanka
9I Make HamburgersThe WhitlamsIsabelleForshaw
10Lovely RitaThe BeatlesSuzi
11Actor Out of WorkSt. Vincentmegadom
12The Great ValerioRichard and Linda Thompsontreefrogdemon
13Tonight's the NightNeil YoungSeth Miller

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1I Was a Kamikaze PilotHoodoo Gurusvanwolf2
2Human CannonballWebb WilderRavi
3Mali-MississippiNico Wayne ToussaintMaki
4RecycledBrooklyn Funk Essentialstincanman
5Found a JobTalking Headsseverin
6TomboAngélique KidjoNicko
7Cheap WineCharlie Parrtincanman
8GustavoMark Kozelek & Jimmy LaValleUncleben
9Nobody Knew She Was ThereThe UnthanksSuzi
10Those DJ ShowsPatrice Hollowayattwilightlarks
11I Wanna Be a LifeguardBlottoTraktor Albatrost
12Lazy Line Painter JaneBelle and SebastianParaMhor
13Bob CrowRobb JohnsonTatankaYotanka

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Songs About Idioms

Oct. 10, 2018
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Writer: SidecarShiv
At: The Song Bar

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1RewardThe Teardrop Explodesmegadom
2The Play's the ThingPeter HammillTatankaYotanka
3Poor Old Soul (Part 1)Orange JuiceDiscoMonster
4Beyond the PaleThe MissionBethnoir
5Beyond BeliefElvis Costello & the Attractionsmegadom
6Law of the LandThe TemptationsDiscoMonster
7You Don't Miss Your WaterWilliam BellSkydog7
8SandNancy Sinatra & Lee HazlewoodMussoliniHeadkick
9ClichéTodd Rundgrenmagicman
10Crooked WaysPropaganda ft Terence F. ClarkSkydog7
11Don't Take My Kindness for WeaknessMeshell Ndegeocellomagicman
12Mon Coeur BalanceDaoudaUncleben
13Jammin'Bob Marley & the WailersIsabelleForshaw

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Gone with the Wind Is My LoveRita and the Tiarasattwilightlarks
2Good as GoldViva VoceShoegazer
3Bats in the AtticKing Creosote & Jon HopkinsAbahachi
4Arena IIColourboxvanwolf2
5Gold PlatedMother HipsSkydog7
6Slip of the TongueMary Gauthiertreefrogdemon
7True BlueGary LourisTempusfugit
8One Step ForwardMax Romeo & the Upsettersmegadom
9Whistling in the DarkEasterhousevanwolf2
10Before the Flame DiesCock SparrerCarpgate
11Exit Stage RightRonnie BurnsBeltway Bandit
12Twenty-Two ProverbsJohn Greaves, Peter Blegvad & Lisa Hermanmegadom
13The Facts of LifeBlack Box Recorderhappyclapper

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Songs About Unexplained Phenomena

Oct. 11, 2017
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Writer: SidecarShiv
At: The Song Bar

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1I Want to BelieveGBHCarpgate
2I Am the UnknownThe AliensParaMhor
3Marfa LightsPaul Cauthenphilipphilip99
4It Came Out of the SkyCreedence Clearwater RevivalRavi Raman
5No Doubt About ItHot Chocolateseverin
6Seven Days of SplendourJameson Raidphilipphilip99
7(I'm Always Touched By Your) Presence DearBlondieseverin
840 VersionsWireParaMhor
9The Thing That Should Not BeMetallicauneasy listening
10Abominable Snowman in the MarketJonathan Richman & the Modern Loversseverin
11Margate FhagtnThe Men That Will Not Be Blamed for NothingEnglishOutlaw
12Re: Your BrainsJonathan Coultonphilipphilip99
13The Werewolf of Old ChapeltownBob Peggnosuchzone

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1My Baby's Got E.S.P.Four Below ZeroUncleben
2Flying Saucer AttackThe Rezillosphilipphilip99
3Maybe AngelsSheryl CrowLeaveitallbehind
4Plains of NazcaSun DialDiscoMonster
5Windsor HumProtomartyrvanwolf2
6Green ManType O NegativeBethnoir
7Long LankinSteeleye Spantreefrogdemon
8CaterpillarsThe Handsome Familyattwilightlarks
9SirenaCalexicoDarceysDad
10Kappa ExShonen KnifeTarquinSpodd
11MegalodonMastodonBethnoir
12BigfootDon JonesSweetHomeAlabama
13Male Monster from the IdThe Chillsvanwolf2

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