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message 1: by Tim (new)

Tim Franklin | 8911 comments 157. Song titles consisting of just one word - Val
158. Songs with long titles (entirely arbitrary minimum of 7 words; words in brackets are OK but not references to featured artists or mixes) - Brass Neck
159. Songs with periods of time or times of day in the title: the words hour(s), minute(s) etc. or noon, midnight, o'clock and so on - Lez
160. The Shadow Knows: songs with the word 'Shadow' or 'Shadows' or 'Shade' in the title, or lyrics - Grimmy
161. Brexit, Baby! - songs by bands or singers from countries which are members of the EU. UK artists are excluded - Tim
162. Music from computer/video games - Helen
163. Sprog Rock! - songs by artists with famous musical parentage. (i.e. Willow Smith, Cruz Beckham, Miley Cyrus etc ...Yes, Rufus too)
164. "What the earth are they on about?!" - Songs with nonsensical lyrics...or in other words....total gibberish! - the odd legible word or phrase is okay, but must be mainly comprised of nonsense lyrics, that no one can understand! - the Duke
*Still researching of how many there are...so might change this if there's not enough to go around*
165. Light and Dark - songs that have either or both words in their title. - TheFoe
166. Songs about Irishmen - name must be mentioned in the song - easytiger
167. Song title must contain an apostrophe - Spacepig
168. Strictly Come Dancing - song title must include the name of a ballroom dance, e.g waltz, tango, cha-cha


message 2: by theDuke (new)

theDuke | 5677 comments Ah..that reminds me...I need to edit my forthcoming nom, soon....don't think that there are enough 'all gibberish lyrics' tracks to go around.


message 3: by theDuke (new)

theDuke | 5677 comments Is it worth transferring the themes previously nom'd? There are a lot of them.....we could just start again, mibbe?


message 4: by Val (last edited Jul 27, 2020 06:08PM) (new)

Val H. | 14900 comments I like a bit of history - even if it's only to remember folk who fell by the wayside:

ROUND ONE

1. Weapons - easytiger
2. Sexual shenanigans & rumpy pumpy - Brass Neck
3. Gothic/dark - TheFoe
4. Cats And Dogs - K.J.S.
5. Drugs, and their effects - Blastronaut
6. Alcohol and its effects - Liquidator
7. Artists/paintings - Lez Lee
8. Buildings And Food - tech
9. Myths and Legends - SussexWelsh
10. The Cosmos - Sparky
11. Hello/Goodbye - Travel Fan
12. Clothes & Fashion - Grimmy
13. Sport - T.F.
14. Robert/Bob/Bobby in title or artist - Val
15. Plugged/Unplugged - Red M
16. London - David E
17. Farm/Farmer - Johnny B
18. Foreign Languages - RAB
19. B-Sides - Helen
20. Songs that have been banned (by the bbc etc) - nic
21. Steps, Stairs And Ladders - BJT
22. Good or Bad - Philip
23. Criminals & Crime - RedAlFire
24. American (USA) State/City names in song title - Derek w.
25. Shops/shopping - Tikka
26. Historical facts, personages and events - Sera69

ROUND TWO

27. Music media/playback devices (Records, CDs, MP3, iPod, Walkman, Hi-fi, etc) - Brass Neck
28. Birds - Liquidator
29. Songs written about/aimed at a specific named individual (the name can appear in the title, in the lyric, or not at all - just so long as you can say who the person is when nomming) - T.F.
30. Scotland - bands/singers that are from, or songs about/that refer to, Scotland. - tech
31. The Supernatural: Black Magic, Voodoo, Ghosts, Zombies, Vampires and so on - Grimmy
32. Growing older/Age catching up with us - Val
33. Trees -nic
34. Pets - Lez
35. School / Education - David E
36. Night/Midnight/Nightmare etc. - Travel Fan
37. The Seasons, Spring, Summer, Winter, Autumn or Fall. - Neph
38. Police and The Law - RedAlFire
39. The Wild West - Derek W.
40. Precious stones/gems/jewels - Helen
41. Instrumentals - TheFoe
42. Titles in acronyms - Sera69
43. Tracks that are less than 2 minutes long - James Warner
44. Eating Establishments - SussexWelsh
45. Songs with days of the week in their title - K.J.S.
46. Diseases/ Serious Injury - Easy Tiger
47. The Elements - Earth, Air, Fire, Water - Spacepig
48. Named roads/streets/lanes/avenues/terraces/etc. - Gordon

ROUND THREE

49. Parks and Gardens (named or general) - Lez
50. Murder - Johnny Bee
51. Boredom - Brass Neck
52. Books: songs about books, real or imaginary or inspired by books, or with a book's title as the song's title - Grimmy
53. Portugal: places, cities, traditions, food, wine, anything and everything - Al
54. Geometric Shapes - Tim
55. Memory/Memories/Remember/Remind (songs about looking back) - Val
56. Dragons: specifically fantasy ones - Sera69
57. Songs That You Personally Detest - tech
58. Communication - Liquidator
59. Snakes - Helen
60. Hard/Soft Rock Songs. Original or Covers. - Travel Fan
61. Countries (in title) - SussexWelsh
62. Facial features - Philip Burrell
63. Songs by artists (group or solo) with a colour in their name (not the song title, the artist e.g. Al Green) - David E
64. Songs with years in their title - TheFoe
65. Chemicals - easytiger
66. The Devil/Satan? Witches indulging in Satanic fiendishness can also be included - Gorgal Windsor
67. Feet and Footwear - Huck Flynn
68. Songs You Detest (2nd Round) -
69. Home (In the title) - Sera 69
70. Songs with codas - James Warner (For this exercise, a coda may be considered as a short tail-piece to a tune which is distinct from the rest of the track. While it may contain phrases previously used in the main body of the track, they would have to be played differently, at a different pace or on a different instrument to be classed as a coda).
71. Songs about being happy - Tunde Ra/ Little Speed Demon


message 5: by Val (last edited Jul 27, 2020 07:02PM) (new)

Val H. | 14900 comments ROUND FOUR

72. The All Seeing Eye: songs with the words look, eye, see, gaze, observe, and variants thereof in the title. - Grimmy
73. Songs by actors/actresses who don't usually sing - Lez
74. Left-field Love Songs - Tim
75. Misery/Heartbreak/Sadness/Break-ups - Travel Fan
76. Songs about being in a band - Val
77. Girls names (in song title) - Helen
78. Nationalities - Brass Neck
79. Songs You Detest 3rd Round
80. Gods & demigods (divinities, demiurges, divine incarnations/avatars, etc.) - Gordon
81. The songs of Burt Bacharach (no song can be nominated more than once) - Liquidator
82. Punk's Not Dead! - songs that YOU deem to be of that nature, and are within the 1976-1980 time frame - tech
83. Opening tracks on albums - Jim Warner (and just to be clear, even if it's a 1 minute instrumental prelude, if it has a title on the track listing, it's the first track - not the next one!)
84. Songs about getting shot - easytiger
85. Songs about money - David E
86. Song titles that start with the word The - TheFoe
87. Planet names (Jupiter, Neptune etc..) or the word 'Planet' in the title - Phantom
88. Food (in the title - actual foodstuff, i.e. not where it might be eaten or purchased) - Sussex - Polca - Lime Habit
89. Oscar nominated songs (must be the version which featured in the film soundtrack) - Mondo
90. Songs You Detest 4th Round
91. Going out on a limb (Arms, legs, toes, fingers, knees, elbows etc in the title) - Philip
92. 'The Beach - what's there (incl wildlife), what's to do there, names of beaches' (Joan Collins? Lol!) - RedAlFire
93. Renommin' Songs sung in the spoken word. No rap, that's too easy. Would prefer entire songs spoken in word only, but you if can't find one, then I'll accept part singing too. renominated by the Duke

ROUND FIVE

94. Soul songs - Songs that have the word "Soul" in the title - Sera69
95. Songs about sleep or dreams - Huck Flynn
96. Singing The Blues! Any song that you consider to be in that genre - Travel Fan
97. Makes & models of cars - any song with the name of a car manufacturer or one of their models (even if the song isn't about a car e.g. Wild Rover) - Brass Neck
98. Anthems - no, not national anthems, the genuine cigarette lighter in the air (whoops, that's old school; sorry, I meant smart phones), sing along song that no act dare leave out of its live shows - Val
99. Flowers and plants - Grimmy
100. Insects in song title - Helen
101. Post 2000 covers of old songs - StevenJamesHyde -
102. Songs You Detest 5th Round
103. "Sing yourself" - songs in which the singer/band refer to themselves by name within the lyrics of the song - tech
104. Size matters - Liquidator (big, small, long, short, fat, thin, narrow, wide. Simply any song whose title makes some reference to size)
105. Four legs good, two legs bad: songs whose title includes the name of a character from "Animal Farm" - Gordon (only 17 names available but some of them lend themselves to multiple nominations)
106. Tracks which are mainly in a non-4/4 time signature. Hear we go again, I can imaging you're thinking. The majority of tracks are in 4/4 time, but there are still many which are in 3/4, 5/4, 5/8, 6/8, 7/4, 7/8, 9/8... or a mixture there of. Some may switch to 4/4 for the chorus, but if the majority of the song isn't 4/4 then it's valid. I await a deluge of clarification questions! - Jim Warner.
107. Side Projects - being solo or joint efforts by members of a band outside of their normal group. Conditions are that the people concerned must have been members of the group when the solo or side project was made, and the band must have been in existence at the time, so for example when the likes of Crosby, Stills & Nash were not active together, any records by the individual members are not eligible. - T. Franklin
108. Songs with "water" in the title - SussexWelsh
109. X or Z, the artist OR the title of the song must contain either the letter X or Z (or both letters) - David E
110. The Moon in the title, a song or a tune - the Duke
111. Songs about monkeys and apes - Easy Tiger
112. Songs that feature the name of an album as their title. - TheFoe
113. Wildcard Round 1 - Any song you like, specifically new or seldom heard songs (Val's idea)
114. Friend or Enemy, songs with the word friend or enemy (or both) in the title - Derek W.


message 6: by Val (last edited Jul 27, 2020 08:12PM) (new)

Val H. | 14900 comments ROUND SIX

115. 'Get Out Yer Old 12"er!' - songs in their extended version - 12" versions, extended versions, discomixes, etc. - tech
116. Dwellings - any permanent or temporary structure which people live in (but not the mundane home or house) - Brass Neck
117. 21st Century Protest songs - Grimmy
118. Songs with names of Shakespearean characters, OR Shakespearean quotes, in the title. Names must be recognizably Shakespearean ( e.g. Ophelia, Macbeth) not a load of Henrys or Richards - Lez
119. Songs you never get tired of (not obscure songs, must be certified hits, had extensive radio play, etc but you haven't reached saturation point on them yet) - Val
120. Songs about work/working (but not about specific professions) - Sera69
121. Songs about trains/railways - Huck Flynn
122. Songs You Detest Round 6
123. Horseplay - songs with some type of equine in the title - Helen
124. Acoustic versions - StevenJamesHyde
125. 'One Album Wonders' - Pick a 'original' track from a sole studio debut album, whom for whatever reason, the band/artist never went on to produce a 2nd. Reasons could include; he/she/they died afterwards, had retired, started new projects, joined another band etc. Debut albums from current artists/bands, that could go on to produce a 2nd album, are excluded; As a safeguard, noms must be from 10 years or older. Covers &/or alternative versions of tracks from the original material are excluded. Re-releases (inc. any bonus material from the same time period) are acceptable & any compilations, reworked, live albums, EP's & singles (either separate or from the studio album) that were released, are irrelevant. - the Duke
126. `Let`s hear it for the girls`- Female solos, groups, bands. Any song, original or covers. Any genre/era. Where possible just females, but if there's a male guitar/drummer/etc that's ok. Definitely no male singing. - Travel Fan
127. Songs whose titles refer to circus acts (jugglers, fire-eaters, trapeze-artists, lion-tamers, etc.) or freak-show exhibits - Gordon D
128. Songs about strange women - easytiger
129. Songs by acts who have only been in existence in their current form since the year 2000 or later (and the song can't be a cover from before that time either). - James Warner
130. Songs with a KEY CHANGE! - RABB
131. TV theme music. By that I mean a tune/song specifically composed for it, or one co-opted for the purpose but you must link to the version used in the show not the full length original. - T Franklin
132. Songs with a number in the title. Can be digits (4, 13) or the word itself (four, thirteen) - SussexWelsh
133. Songs with a made up word in the title - TheFoe
134. Songs with titles that are not in their lyrics. - K.J.S.
135. Wildcard Round 2 - Any song you like, specifically new or seldom heard songs (originally an idea by Val)


ROUND SEVEN

136. Songs about cities, EXCEPT London and USA cites, which we had in rounds 24 and 30, sooo: , Paris, Rome, Bierut, Katmandu, to name but a few - Grimmy
137. Song titles that give bad or stupid advice (ostensibly) eg Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree - Huck Flynn
138. As it was popular last time I suggested it: Songs less than 2 minutes long - round 2. As previously, so long as the last note fades before 2 minutes is up, it counts (we know that there's often a few seconds of dead air at the end of Youtube vids). Since the tracks are all going to be short, who would like to do a double nom round as we did with the all time favourites round and have a single track winner and a combined score winner? - Jim Warner
139. This One's For Free - a song/track technically given away - from a free single/record with a vinyl album, concert giveaway, bonus track from a re-issued c.d., download extra - anything that doesn't appear on the main body of an album! - nominated by tech (assisted by gordon!)
140. I Believe The Children Are Our Future - a song where the singer was below the age of 18 at time of recording - nominated by Tim & technical ecstasy!
141. Any artist, band or song with a Mc, McC or Mac. Yes this would include Mr. McCartney, Mr. Machine Head, Mr. MC Hammer and Mr. Smack My -deleted by Amazon- Up - Sera69
142. 'Songs You Detest' Round 7.
143. Tracks from EPs - Helen
144. Let's Hear It For The Girls - Take 2 (songs or artists which contain the words GIRL(S) or WOMAN(EN) - Val
145. Classical Connections. Songs or instrumentals based on, or having extracts from, 'classical' music - Lez Lee
146. Mash Up specials. 2 or more well known songs 'mashed' together to create a new song. Beware though...there are thousands of them, but many of them are awful & badly 'married up'.... you'll want to find the best of the best! - Duke
147. Titled royalty; any song or band/artist containing the words King, Queen, Prince or Princess (and their plurals) - Brass Neck
148. Foreign Languages - Songs sung in languages other than English - K.J.S.
149 Soul/R&B songs - Travel Fan
150. Band must have both male and female members (at least one of each, no singing only groups allowed, i.e. must be a recognisable band/group who play instruments) - SussexWelsh
151. Fruity - Songs with a fruit in the title - TheFoe
152. Wildcard Round 3 - Any song you like, specifically new or seldom heard songs (originally an idea by Val)
153. Internet of Things - Songs with household appliances/white goods in the title. - Easy Tiger


message 7: by Val (last edited Aug 12, 2020 04:01PM) (new)

Val H. | 14900 comments ROUND EIGHT

154. Songs by all-girl bands (all-vocalist, non-instrumentalist groups NOT allowed, only proper bands - though the lead singer doesn't have to play an instrument) - James Warner
155. Dubwise, Version Galore! - a version/dub/remix of a tune, all genres (not a re-recording or a cover!) - tech
156. Weapons Of War - Travel Fan
END OF ZON - START OF GOODREADS October 10, 2017
157. Song titles consisting of just one word - Val
158. Songs with long titles (entirely arbitrary minimum of 7 words; words in brackets are OK but not references to featured artists or mixes) - Brass Neck
159. Songs with periods of time or times of day in the title: the words hour(s), minute(s) etc. or noon, midnight, o'clock and so on - Lez
160. The Shadow Knows: songs with the word 'Shadow' or 'Shadows' or 'Shade' in the title, or lyrics - Grimmy
161. Brexit, Baby! - songs by bands or singers from countries which are members of the EU. UK artists are excluded - Tim
162. Music from computer/video games - Helen
163. Sprog Rock! - songs by artists with famous musical parentage. (i.e. Willow Smith, Cruz Beckham, Miley Cyrus etc ...Yes, Rufus too)
164. "What the earth are they on about?!" - Songs with nonsensical lyrics...or in other words....total gibberish! - the odd legible word or phrase is okay, but must be mainly comprised of nonsense lyrics, that no one can understand! - the Duke
*Still researching of how many there are...so might change this if there's not enough to go around*
165. Light and Dark - songs that have either or both words in their title. - TheFoe
166. Songs about Irishmen - name must be mentioned in the song - easytiger
167. Song title must contain an apostrophe - Spacepig
168. Strictly Come Dancing - song title must include the name of a ballroom dance, e.g waltz, tango, cha-cha
169. Compass Points - Title must contain one (or more) of: North/South/East/West - SussexWelsh
170. Wildcard Round 4 - Any song you like, specifically new or seldom heard songs (originally an idea by Val)


message 8: by Tim (new)

Tim Franklin | 8911 comments Nice one Val. When I tried this yesterday I got a message saying it couldn't be saved because of the character limit. :)


message 9: by Val (last edited Jul 27, 2020 08:13PM) (new)

Val H. | 14900 comments ROUND NINE

171. 'The Nurse With Wound List'. On the first two Nurse albums appeared this list of artists, said to have been influences on the group (as it was in the beginning). Mr Stapleton later claimed some didn't even exist, but research seems to suggest all in fact, did. http://nwwlist.org is where to go; click on 'artists' then on 'named' which contains all those on the list. The albums included are merely suggested. You don't have to stick with them; anything by that artist is ok. Nothing from the 'Related' or 'More' sections please. There should be plenty of bands known to all but the most sheltered of souls! You will get kudos points for the weirder side of things though. - Tim
172. Songs about getting married - Val (pipe down all you cynics! I want to see lots of brides, rings, bells, aisles, chapels, weddings, etc)
173. Songs with sound effects in them (thunder claps, breaking glass, cars revving up, roaring crowds, dogs barking etc. etc.) - KJS
174. It's not big and it's not clever, but the tunes are good. Songs with expletives in the lyrics (not necessarily in the title). It can be a single utterance or a blue tirade (though, with one glorious exception, I tend towards the one-off). - Fishy Jim
175. Songs with US state names in the title - let's hear your Californias, Hawaiis, Idahos etc. - Rob
176. Sample Example - Tracks that sample other songs - Helen
177. 'One Album Wonders - Round 2' - Same rules as before, but noms can be selected from albums released upto 5 years ago. Any one off solo albums produced by now defunct Artists/Bands - EP's, singles, Live albums, Comps also produced by the artist/band are irrelevant, but noms must come from the sole album itself. - theDuke
178. Toys, general or specified, in the title or artist's name - Brass Neck
179. 'Say I'm Your No.1' - your favourite song which topped the nation's (BBC, of course) charts. simple as.......- tech
180. Tell me sweet little lies. Liars, lying in the title or lyrics - Jemma
181. Songs with U.S. towns or cities in the title - TheFoe
182. Songs whose lyrics mention other musicians by name - KJS
183. You knew it was coming! - Song Titles & Lyrics about Cakes and Baking (I'll also accept Desserts as well if you get stuck) ;o> - suzysunshine7
184. Title refers to a crime. - SussexWelsh
185. Wildcard Round 5 - Any song you like, specifically new or seldom heard songs (originally an idea by Val)


message 10: by Tim (new)

Tim Franklin | 8911 comments 😉


message 11: by Jemma (new)

Jemma | 861 comments Hi Val.
Does this work like Zon...just cut and paste everything when adding a new nom? I'm afraid to try in case I delete everything and lose it all. 🤔


message 12: by Tim (new)

Tim Franklin | 8911 comments Jemma wrote: "Hi Val.
Does this work like Zon...just cut and paste everything when adding a new nom? I'm afraid to try in case I delete everything and lose it all. 🤔"


Jemma, if you reply to a previous post it will quote the whole post by default. Adding a new nom in should be simple by inserting it before the html tag at the end.... < / i >


message 13: by Jemma (new)

Jemma | 861 comments Hi Tim, thanks for the info. I'm not sure I'll ever get this one sorted out, could be a long time sinking in...? 😊


message 14: by Val (last edited Jul 27, 2020 08:14PM) (new)

Val H. | 14900 comments ROUND TEN

186. A track that fits YOUR definition of pure, aesthetic beauty - Val
187. 'Groovy Grocer!' Song titles with a fruit &/or veg in them - theDuke
188. The last word: Final tracks from albums (original album final tracks, no bonus tracks from re-releases, please), however, 'hidden' tracks at the end of original albums are allowed along with the 'official' last track. - Fishy Jim
189. Songs with titles that feature a musical instrument - Helen
190. Songs with rhymes in either the title eg Floy Joy or band name eg Haysi Fantaysi, Milli Vanilli (oh dear, sounded better until I had to think of examples!), etc - nominated by Brass Neck
191. Bands/solo artists from Sheffield - nominated by Lez
192. Blow Yer Own Trumpety - the genre of music that the act is playing must be reflected in the title of the song/piece or in the name of the act - nominated by tech
193. Golden Oldies - 1960 to 1990 - nominated by Jemma
194. The Unexplained - songs about U.F.O.s, strange happenings, disappearances etc - nominated by TheFoe
195. "Turning Japanese, I think I'm turning Japanese, I really think so" - music created by Japanese born artists (there can be westerners or whoever in the mix, but the main man (or woman) must be from Japan - nominated by Tim
196. Got the horn... songs featuring saxophone, trumpet, cornet or flugelhorn solos ("song" does not mean there have to be words: instrumentals are welcome) - nominated by Gordon
197. Too much. Song title must contain the word "too". - SussexWelsh
198. "There Are More Questions Than Answers" - song titles that ask a question. - KJS
199. Wildcard Round 6

ROUND ELEVEN

200. "Good-dreads Inna Babylon - Reggae" - Tech
201. Apes, any apes, monkeys, gorillas (excluding man) in song titles or artists' names - Brass Neck
202. Trios. Any band formed of three members (all must be playing an instrument).
203. Songs about a particular sport - sports heroes/villains, sporting wins/losses, sporting events, etc - must be recognisably about a competitive sport (e.g. "Nightswimming" is ineligible) - Val
204. Two single words - single-word song titles by bands/solo performers whose name is a single word (Kiss, Buzzcocks, Beck, etc.); so Beth by Kiss would be acceptable but Help! by The Beatles wouldn't - Gordon
205 . Johnny Be Popular - Songs with 'Johnny' in the title - TheFoe

Sunday 2nd Dec onwards: *Cream of 2018 rounds*

END OF 2018


message 15: by Jemma (new)

Jemma | 861 comments Hi Val. Thanks for the explanation but I was really wondering about posting on the noms/votes threads with cut & paste, I really have not sunk in the way this works at all...yet! It was good of you to take time and bring this over. I suppose if we lose this thread we can just start over again, might be fun. :o)


message 16: by SussexWelsh (last edited Oct 10, 2017 06:02AM) (new)

SussexWelsh | 5318 comments Round 8
154. Songs by all-girl bands (all-vocalist, non-instrumentalist groups NOT allowed, only proper bands - though the lead singer doesn't have to play an instrument) - James Warner
155. Dubwise, Version Galore! - a version/dub/remix of a tune, all genres (not a re-recording or a cover!) - tech
156. Weapons Of War - Travel Fan
157. Song titles consisting of just one word - Val
158. Songs with long titles (entirely arbitrary minimum of 7 words; words in brackets are OK but not references to featured artists or mixes) - Brass Neck
159. Songs with periods of time or times of day in the title: the words hour(s), minute(s) etc. or noon, midnight, o'clock and so on - Lez
160. The Shadow Knows: songs with the word 'Shadow' or 'Shadows' or 'Shade' in the title, or lyrics - Grimmy
161. Brexit, Baby! - songs by bands or singers from countries which are members of the EU. UK artists are excluded - Tim
162. Music from computer/video games - Helen
163. Sprog Rock! - songs by artists with famous musical parentage. (i.e. Willow Smith, Cruz Beckham, Miley Cyrus etc ...Yes, Rufus too)
164. "What the earth are they on about?!" - Songs with nonsensical lyrics...or in other words....total gibberish! - the odd legible word or phrase is okay, but must be mainly comprised of nonsense lyrics, that no one can understand! - the Duke
*Still researching of how many there are...so might change this if there's not enough to go around*
165. Light and Dark - songs that have either or both words in their title. - TheFoe
166. Songs about Irishmen - name must be mentioned in the song - easytiger
167. Song title must contain an apostrophe - Spacepig
168. Strictly Come Dancing - song title must include the name of a ballroom dance, e.g waltz, tango, cha-cha - Derek
169. Compass Points - Title must contain one (or more) of: North/South/East/West - SussexWelsh


message 17: by theDuke (last edited Nov 05, 2017 02:49PM) (new)

theDuke | 5677 comments Bumping this one up...feel free to add a new theme. Might open up Round 9, in a few weeks time, if there are no further additions to round 8.

Remaing themes - Round 8:

161. Brexit, Baby! - songs by bands or singers from countries which are members of the EU. UK artists are excluded - Tim
162. Music from computer/video games - Helen
163. Sprog Rock! - songs by artists with famous musical parentage. (i.e. Willow Smith, Cruz Beckham, Miley Cyrus etc ...Yes, Rufus too)
164. "What the earth are they on about?!" - Songs with nonsensical lyrics...or in other words....total gibberish! - Either songs containing lyrics with made up illegible words, or just lyrics that make no sense to anybody! - the Duke
165. Light and Dark - songs that have either or both words in their title. - TheFoe
166. Songs about Irishmen - name must be mentioned in the song - easytiger
167. Song title must contain an apostrophe - Spacepig
168. Strictly Come Dancing - song title must include the name of a ballroom dance, e.g waltz, tango, cha-cha - Derek
169. Compass Points - Title must contain one (or more) of: North/South/East/West - SussexWelsh


message 18: by Brass Neck (last edited Nov 07, 2017 12:32AM) (new)

Brass Neck | 3708 comments Val wrote: "Hi Jemma, because there's a character limit to each post, I had to post the complete list in 4 parts. I presume Page 1 of this thread will be there for as long as the thread lasts so we'll have a r..."

Unless you're actually replying to a previous post when you might want part of their text to appear before your response (as above because I clicked on 'Reply' to yours) then just highlight and copy (you can't cut) the previous list and paste it into the blank post box at the end then add your nom, etc. Easy peasy?


message 19: by theDuke (new)

theDuke | 5677 comments Does anybody know who nominated the Sprog rock theme folks?


message 20: by Val (last edited Aug 02, 2020 07:50AM) (new)

Val H. | 14900 comments 2019

206. MFSB - Mother, father, sister and/or brother in song titles. - KJS
207. There Goes The Neighbourhood! - an act from your home town (Straightforward in you live in a city or large town. If you live in Nowheresville, a band formed in a town/city you go to regularly, and within a reasonable driving distance, say 30 minutes in the UK. Anyone in say the Scottish highlands or rural Ireland can have more leeway on that. Say where they're from in your nom post) - Tim
208. 'Sing a song song' - Songs that feature the word 'song' in the title - theDuke
209. It's My Party - any song with the word PARTY in the title - Val
210 - Nobody’s Perfect’ - a song you hate from a band/singer/act you love. - Lez
211- Any song from the first album/single you bought with your own money (or want to admit to buying) - Sera69
212. 'Barbed wire Jockeys' - songs sung in a falsetto voice (doesn't have to be male, just a high register for at least one line) - Brass Neck
213. Tickle Those Ivories - songs that feature a piano - Helen
214. More cowbell! Any track which features afore said percussive instrument. Anyone not sure about what a cowbell sounds like, listen to the beginning of Forbidden Lovers by Be Bop Deluxe - it's that stunted tonk-tonk sound. - Fishy Jim
215 - Wildcard Round 7
216 - Murder Ballads - Tim
217 - Posthumous releases (songs only released after the artist died, preferably studio material not remixes, do-overs, faux-duets or live stuff) - Brass Neck
218 - Anything with a watery title, e.g. Sea, River, Stream, Rain, Bath, Shower .... you get the idea
219 - The One Great Track From A Duff Album - tech
220 - 'Ace music vids' - Pick a song featuring it's official music vid that you like (must be the vid the band/artist produced for the song) - theDuke
221 - No 1 the day you were born - Spacepig
222 - No. 1 on the day you turned sweet sixteen - Brass Neck
223 - Live Alive-O - Live tracks you prefer to the studio original. Any track that is credited as being recorded live despite being overdubbed in the studio is acceptable.- KJS
224 - 'Rock On' All and every genre included - Jemma
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225 - Anything Celtic, Gaelic, Irish, Oirish, Breton, Cornish or recognisably influenced by such. - Sera69
226 - Me, myself and I - solo material from an artist who was/is a member of an established band. - Helen
227 - "Till the rancid sound of the accordion bursts..." any song featuring an accordion - Gordon
228 - Gettin' horny and blowin' Brass! - any track which prominently features brass instruments solo or as a horn section - Brass Neck
229 - The good life - A song that has a reference to the countryside in it's title. - TheFoe
230 - Bonus tracks - Any track added to a CD album as either an original release 'hidden' track or a re-release bonus track not on the original. This does not include any track which is a remix or a single version, but can be a single b-side that has been subsequently added to a re-released album. - Fishy Jim
231 - Wildcard Round 8
232 - Songs with someone laughing on them. Can be in the middle of the song, or before it starts, or at the end - Tim
233 - Any song title that references an occupation or trade - SussexWelsh
234 - 'Two-fer-one tracks' - Any track that is really two songs in one. - Duke
235 - Discomfort Zone. - for good or ill, a record in which the act crosses genres with, let's say, positive results. - tech
236 - Who's in a mood? Songs or artists with either SAD or HAPPY in them. - Val (Just those words - The Sadies will be disallowed)
237 - String Theory - Songs/instrumentals that feature a violin(s) - Helen
238 - Be My Guest - Songs with a guest vocalist on them. - KJS
239 - Anything featuring a harmonica - Lez
240 "Angels v Devils" - Songs featuring the word Angel or Devil, or both, in the song's title. - theDuke
241. Tracks where one of the main artists (singer or featured instrumentalist) is under 25 years old in 2019 - Val
242. Tha c'n WHISTLE fer it (standard answer to any child's request in South Yorkshire) - any song featuring (human, non-instrumental) whistling however brief (the whistling, not the song) - Brass Neck
243. Throw some shapes! - Any song with a shape in the title, (can include the word shape(s) if you get stuck). - TheFoe

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message 21: by theDuke (new)

theDuke | 5677 comments Ah thanks Val! :)

Updating & adding the round 4 of wildcard:

Remaing themes - Round 8:

161. Brexit, Baby! - songs by bands or singers from countries which are members of the EU. UK artists are excluded - Tim
162. Music from computer/video games - Helen
163. Sprog Rock! - songs by artists with famous musical parentage. (i.e. Willow Smith, Cruz Beckham, Miley Cyrus etc ...Yes, Rufus too) - Sera69
164. "What the earth are they on about?!" - Songs with nonsensical lyrics...or in other words....total gibberish! - Either songs containing lyrics with made up illegible words, or just lyrics that make no sense to anybody! - the Duke
165. Light and Dark - songs that have either or both words in their title. - TheFoe
166. Songs about Irishmen - name must be mentioned in the song - easytiger
167. Song title must contain an apostrophe - Spacepig
168. Strictly Come Dancing - song title must include the name of a ballroom dance, e.g waltz, tango, cha-cha - Derek
169. Compass Points - Title must contain one (or more) of: North/South/East/West - SussexWelsh
170. Wildcard Round 4 - Any song you like, specifically new or seldom heard songs (originally an idea by Val)


message 22: by theDuke (new)

theDuke | 5677 comments Just putting this here, cos I keep forgetting the votes to songs ratio!

0-9 noms = 3, 10-14 = 4, 15-19 = 5, 20-24 = 6, 25-29 = 7


message 23: by Jemma (new)

Jemma | 861 comments Morning Dunk. Just bumping this up so we all know where we’re at....! 😉


message 24: by theDuke (last edited Jan 22, 2018 12:48PM) (new)

theDuke | 5677 comments Hi Jemma! And thanks. How are you, lovely? Haven't seen much of you on here lately, things all good with you?

When we get back to the themes, in a couple of weeks time, i'll include this link in the OP...plus I think we need to open up a new round for noms.

I don't know how folks are fixed for new themes to nominate, but I was wondering whether to start over, since we've moved to a new site. Our newest member, Rob, won't be aware of what's gone before. So any comments on this, would be welcome...yay or nay?

We don't have many themes left, so folks can start nominating new ones as soon as they want...so far we have these left, looks like my nom is next:

164. "What the earth are they on about?!" - Songs with nonsensical lyrics...or in other words....total gibberish! - Either songs containing lyrics with made up illegible words, or just lyrics that make no sense to anybody! - the Duke
165. Light and Dark - songs that have either or both words in their title. - TheFoe
166. Songs about Irishmen - name must be mentioned in the song - easytiger
167. Song title must contain an apostrophe - Spacepig
168. Strictly Come Dancing - song title must include the name of a ballroom dance, e.g waltz, tango, cha-cha - Derek
169. Compass Points - Title must contain one (or more) of: North/South/East/West - SussexWelsh
170. Wildcard Round 4 - Any song you like, specifically new or seldom heard songs (originally an idea by Val)

New Noms - Round 9:


message 25: by Tim (new)

Tim Franklin | 8911 comments theDuke wrote: "Hi, thanks. when we get back to the themes, in a couple of weeks time, i'll include this link in the OP...plus I think we need to open up a new round for noms.

I don't know how folks are fixed for..."


We could start a new round from where we left off before Xmas, perhaps? I've got one up my sleeve. :-)


message 26: by theDuke (last edited Jan 22, 2018 01:29PM) (new)

theDuke | 5677 comments Hi Tim, there are only 5 themes left for round 8, I've added Round 9 noms to the list, see above. I've not got any ideas as of yet.


message 27: by Tim (last edited Jan 22, 2018 01:16PM) (new)

Tim Franklin | 8911 comments OK

164. "What the earth are they on about?!" - Songs with nonsensical lyrics...or in other words....total gibberish! - Either songs containing lyrics with made up illegible words, or just lyrics that make no sense to anybody! - the Duke
165. Light and Dark - songs that have either or both words in their title. - TheFoe
166. Songs about Irishmen - name must be mentioned in the song - easytiger
167. Song title must contain an apostrophe - Spacepig
168. Strictly Come Dancing - song title must include the name of a ballroom dance, e.g waltz, tango, cha-cha - Derek
169. Compass Points - Title must contain one (or more) of: North/South/East/West - SussexWelsh
170. Wildcard Round 4 - Any song you like, specifically new or seldom heard songs (originally an idea by Val)

New Noms - Round 9:
171. 'The Nurse With Wound List'. On the first two Nurse albums appeared this list of artists, said to have been influences on the group (as it was in the beginning). Mr Stapleton later claimed some didn't even exist, but research seems to suggest all in fact, did. http://nwwlist.org is where to go; click on 'artists' then on 'named' which contains all those on the list. The albums included are merely suggested. You don't have to stick with them; anything by that artist is ok. Nothing from the 'Related' or 'More' sections please. There should be plenty of bands known to all but the most sheltered of souls! You will get kudos points for the weirder side of things though.


message 28: by theDuke (last edited Jan 22, 2018 07:48PM) (new)

theDuke | 5677 comments Interesting idea Tim! I've never heard of Nurse....well...except those employed in the medical profession! :-)

For anybody who can't remember what's gone before...Val posted all the previous themes up above, messages 4 to 7. But as I said earlier..we could start again if folks are happy to do so.


message 29: by Spacepig (new)

Spacepig Pig | 1473 comments A moment of genius Tim, love it, but I fear it could be a real pocket emptier.


message 30: by Rob (new)

Rob Campbell | 477 comments theDuke wrote: "Our newest member, Rob, won't be aware of what's gone before...."

Thanks for your consideration Mr.Duke. I'm happy to go with the flow on this one.

I did mean to ask a more general question: what's the rules on nominating artists for the favourites artists votes? I had a look through the list and sneaked in Josh Ritter shortly after I joined - I assume that anybody can nominate whenever, but I suppose it's the respectful to step back an let others nominate once you've added one? If not I'll just add about 20 if you want!


message 31: by theDuke (last edited Jan 24, 2018 05:39PM) (new)

theDuke | 5677 comments Hi Rob...well I take it you've seen the very long list of artists/bands that have been nominated since FA started, just a little over 6 years ago. Like with Themes, it's one nomination per 'group round'. As for when you can nom in a new group, I don't think there is any hard and fast rule on that...so I guess you could be the last nominator in one group round and then the first on the next one! But i'm sure somebody will provide clarification on that.

Anyway...your comment Rob, got me thinking, I was wondering how many noms there were left for the current round of FA..so after some digging around, I finally found the thread with the latest nominations. So far, it's up to track 350..which is the Josh Ritter nom you submitted, Rob. There have been 17 nominations for GR14, so there could still be one or two others to come yet, however best check with Spacepig. Spacepig will, in good time, announce when he's going to open up a new group round.

I'm just putting this here for anybody who wants to see what's coming up, cos it took me a while to find this!

These are the remaining GR14 FA noms coming up:

Track 343 - Rob Crow and his many projects nominated by Fishy_Jim
Track 344 - Israel Nash (Gripka) - nominated by SussexWelsh
Track 345 - George Michael/Wham/duets - nominated by Jemma
Track 346 - Björk (inc. earlier groups Tappi Tikarrass, KUKL and Sugarcubes, so long as it's her vocals) - nominated by Tim
Track 347 - Peter Gabriel - nominated by Sj Brooke
Track 348 - Thea Gilmore - nominated by Gordon
Track 349 - Rise And Fall Of A Decade - nominated by TheFoe
Track 350 - Josh Ritter - nominated by Rob


message 32: by Lez (new)

Lez | 7490 comments Nice to see some people I’ve heard of, and 3 I actually like!


message 33: by Val (last edited Oct 26, 2020 11:40PM) (new)

Val H. | 14900 comments 2020

244. Wildcard Round 9
245. Singer takes it to the break with nominative exclamation - Sera69
246. Funk me! Any song or band name with the word funk or any of its derivatives and misspellings (fonk, funky, etc) in it (doesn't have to be a funk tune, eg James Gang's Funk #49 is anything but. And as for Grand Funk Railroad …..) - Brass Neck
247. Mononymous - song title is a single word boy or girl name (no other words in title pls) - Helen
248. Trains and Boats and Planes (and cars, etc..). Any song title containing a means of transport. Specific makes/brands are excluded - SussexWelsh
249. Your Dennis Hopper Moment - love from tech.
250. "Great TV Show themes" - Choose a song, that was used for a TV show, by an established artist or band. You can use either the track written especially for the show's intro theme itself, or the full original song by the artist/band, if it was edited for the show, whichever. - theDuke
251. 'The Wire's' 100 (+30) Records That Set The World On Fire While No One Was Listening. https://rateyourmusic.com/list/funks/...
Compiled from an internal poll of the magazine's writers, this is a wide ranging eclectic list - mostly albums but including several singles. There should be something for most people. Preferably choose from the original 100, but go to the extra 30 if you can't find anything! - Tim
252. Silent break: Any track where the music stops suddenly, then restarts. - Fishy Jim
253. Deck of cards - Songs that reference playing cards or card games (standard 52 card deck ). - KJS
254. Brush up your Shakespeare - any song or artist that has even the remotest connection with The Bard - could be in part of a lyric, just coincidence with a character's name, etc. - Val
255. Joker - any song referencing joker/joke or any variant thereof - Brass Neck
256. "Psyche me out!" Don ya hippy locks, flares, jesus beards & chuck in a tab of acid or two....and let's float away on some groovy 'shroom loaded magical mystery tour! Any kind of psychedelic music; from the hippy dippy folk, acid rock, psyche rock, thu to stoner, produced from the 1960s to the present day. Brownie points if you can pick a less well known track. Peace & love maan! - theDuke
257. Duets, real or imagined. Standard duets or songs that have been sung as a solo singer mixed with somebody singing the same song to create a duet. - TheFoe
Theme 258 - The Swinging Sixties 1960-1969 - Jemma
Theme 259 - There's a storm coming: songs by, about or featuring any of the following: Atiyah, Brendan, Ciara, Dennis, Ellen, Francis, Gerda, Hugh, Iris, Jan, Kitty, Liam, Maura, Noah, Olivia, Piet, Róisín, Samir, Tara, Vince, Willow
Theme 260 - There's a tropical storm coming: any song or artist's name featuring the words hurricane, typhoon, cyclone, willy-willy (those wacky antipodeans; a singular willy or willie will do) or (not tropical I know but opens up more options) tornado - Brass Neck
Theme 261 - Kurt Cobain's "Top 50" - pick a track from one of Kurt Cobain's (supposedly) favourite albums - https://rateyourmusic.com/list/JoeyX/... - Helen
Theme 262 - Wildcard Round 10
Theme 263 - My Corona: Any song or artist with a title/name that reflects the Coronavirus pandemic in some way (I've got an absolute belter lined up!).- Fishy Jim
Theme 264 - Feel Good - Any song that is upbeat and likely to make the listener have their spirits raised. - TheFoe
Theme 265 - Right team, hopefully the worst of the virus is over and we're going on a group outing. Let's put together the best-ever playlist for our road trip! - Val

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Theme 266 - Freak Out! Uncut magazine's list of 101 "weirdest albums of all time". There's at least one single A-side on the list (step forward 'Scratch'). The reasons for weirdness aren't always evident from the titles alone (although the exceptions should be obvious), and there's one which you'll never find on discogs; the Merzbow at #100 is actually a written-off Mercedes previously the property of his dutch label boss, with a copy of Merzbow's album "Noisembryo" hardwired into the ignition, so it plays when the car is turned on. He tried auctioning this unique item and got zero bids! - Tim
https://forums.stevehoffman.tv/thread...
Theme 267 - Great instrumental breaks (must be within a "song") - SussexWelsh
Theme 268 - Let's Stick Together; any song with a word which references a method of sticking one thing to another (join/t, glue, mortar, tie/d, bond, weld, etc ad infinitum) - Brass Neck
Theme 269 - "In The Mood For A Moog" - Songs featuring the Moog synth - theDuke
Theme 270 - "The Happy Organ" - Tracks featuring an organ, the keyboard instrument, of any type. - KJS
Theme 271 - "It's Raining Cats & Dogs" - song titles containing the word(s) cat(s) or dog(s) (or both): state your allegiance if you wish ;-) - Helen
Theme 272 - Old King Cole - songs written by Cole Porter, performed by anyone you like (there are hundreds of them: incomplete list on Wikipedia, examples at Red Hot + Blue) - Gordon
Theme 273 - Get laid - song titles with any form of floor covering eg carpet, tiles, rug, mats, laminate (should be loads of songs about the latter), etc - Brass Neck
Theme 274 - My heroes have always been cowboys, And they still are, it seems... (take it away Willie) - give us a cowboy song you like, bring out your Roys, your Texs and your Genes, your Frankies and Martys, the Saturday-morning serials, or maybe a film or TV theme or soundtrack, any song that has you tilting your hat back and winding up your lasso - Val
Theme 275 - Give me the time of day: Any song title which includes any of the following: morning, midday/noon, afternoon, evening, midnight or any specific clock time - Fishy Jim
Theme 276 - Wildcard Round 11
Theme 277a - This Is Us - any artist/band name or song title containing any of the following words/names: Tech, Craig, Duke, Duncan, Foe, Nick, Tim, Timothy, Jemma, Val, Valerie, Derek, Collette, Lez, Les, Lesley, Brass, Neck, Sussex, Welsh, Mark, Gordon, Fishy, Jim, James, Steve, Helen, Melon, Sera, 69, Kevin - Helen
Theme 277b - Trick or Treat - song titles with a link to Halloween - TheFoe
Theme 278 - More Tea, Vicar? - any song title with one of the requirements for a cup of Rosie Lee (cup, tea, leaf, bag, saucer, mug, milk, sugar, etc) - Brass Neck
Theme 279 - All life's here - Any song with variants of the word life, live, lives, living, lived, alive etc in the title - Sera69
Theme 280 - "We're playing...where?!" Live performances in unusual venues/places. Some bands have performed at some odd places over the eons. So, pick a song (and YT vid link, if available), performed at strange places. It could be out at sea, on an active volcano, in the middle of a jungle or in a desert, in a war torn country, at an ancient site, like an Inca/Aztec city, an isolated monastery on top of mountain...and so on...you get the drift. The odder the better - theDuke
Theme 281 - "Boom Bang-a-Bang" - Onomatopoeias in song titles. - KJS
Theme 282 - Up or Down ... song title must contain the word 'up' and/or 'down' - SussexWelsh
Theme 283 - ‘Show us yer mettle’ .... any metal song from any genre all and everything - Jemma
Theme 284 - Under The Hood - song titles with a named component of a car - Brass Neck
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message 34: by KJS (last edited Feb 05, 2018 04:49AM) (new)

KJS | 5086 comments New Noms - Round 9:
171. 'The Nurse With Wound List'. On the first two Nurse albums appeared this list of artists, said to have been influences on the group (as it was in the beginning). Mr Stapleton later claimed some didn't even exist, but research seems to suggest all in fact, did. http://nwwlist.org is where to go; click on 'artists' then on 'named' which contains all those on the list. The albums included are merely suggested. You don't have to stick with them; anything by that artist is ok. Nothing from the 'Related' or 'More' sections please. There should be plenty of bands known to all but the most sheltered of souls! You will get kudos points for the weirder side of things though. - Tim
172. Songs about getting married - Val (pipe down all you cynics! I want to see lots of brides, rings, bells, aisles, chapels, weddings, etc)
173. Songs with sound effects in them (thunder claps, breaking glass, cars revving up, roaring crowds, dogs barking etc. etc.) - KJS


message 35: by Fishy_Jim (new)

Fishy_Jim  | 920 comments 164. "What the earth are they on about?!" - Songs with nonsensical lyrics...or in other words....total gibberish! - Either songs containing lyrics with made up illegible words, or just lyrics that make no sense to anybody! - the Duke
165. Light and Dark - songs that have either or both words in their title. - TheFoe
166. Songs about Irishmen - name must be mentioned in the song - easytiger
167. Song title must contain an apostrophe - Spacepig
168. Strictly Come Dancing - song title must include the name of a ballroom dance, e.g waltz, tango, cha-cha - Derek
169. Compass Points - Title must contain one (or more) of: North/South/East/West - SussexWelsh
170. Wildcard Round 4 - Any song you like, specifically new or seldom heard songs (originally an idea by Val)

New Noms - Round 9:
171. 'The Nurse With Wound List'. On the first two Nurse albums appeared this list of artists, said to have been influences on the group (as it was in the beginning). Mr Stapleton later claimed some didn't even exist, but research seems to suggest all in fact, did. http://nwwlist.org is where to go; click on 'artists' then on 'named' which contains all those on the list. The albums included are merely suggested. You don't have to stick with them; anything by that artist is ok. Nothing from the 'Related' or 'More' sections please. There should be plenty of bands known to all but the most sheltered of souls! You will get kudos points for the weirder side of things though.
172. Songs about getting married - Val (pipe down all you cynics! I want to see lots of brides, rings, bells, aisles, chapels, weddings, etc)
173. Songs with sound effects in them (thunder claps, breaking glass, cars revving up, roaring crowds, dogs barking etc. etc.) - KJS
174. It's not big and it's not cleaver, but the tunes are good. Songs with expletives in the lyrics (not necessarily in the title). It can be a single utterance or a blue tirade (though, with one glorious exception, I tend towards the one-off). - Fishy Jim


message 36: by theDuke (new)

theDuke | 5677 comments Interesting idea Jim...do you think we'll all need therapy afterwards?! :)


message 37: by Tech XXIII (new)

Tech XXIII  | 6578 comments I don't know any bad words!


message 38: by Rob (last edited Feb 12, 2018 09:53AM) (new)

Rob Campbell | 477 comments New Noms - Round 9:
171. 'The Nurse With Wound List'. On the first two Nurse albums appeared this list of artists, said to have been influences on the group (as it was in the beginning). Mr Stapleton later claimed some didn't even exist, but research seems to suggest all in fact, did. http://nwwlist.org is where to go; click on 'artists' then on 'named' which contains all those on the list. The albums included are merely suggested. You don't have to stick with them; anything by that artist is ok. Nothing from the 'Related' or 'More' sections please. There should be plenty of bands known to all but the most sheltered of souls! You will get kudos points for the weirder side of things though.
172. Songs about getting married - Val (pipe down all you cynics! I want to see lots of brides, rings, bells, aisles, chapels, weddings, etc)
173. Songs with sound effects in them (thunder claps, breaking glass, cars revving up, roaring crowds, dogs barking etc. etc.) - KJS
174. It's not big and it's not cleaver, but the tunes are good. Songs with expletives in the lyrics (not necessarily in the title). It can be a single utterance or a blue tirade (though, with one glorious exception, I tend towards the one-off). - Fishy Jim
175. Songs with US state names in the title - let's hear your Californias, Hawaiis, Idahos etc. - Rob


message 39: by Fishy_Jim (new)

Fishy_Jim  | 920 comments It's actually surprising how many tracks have got expletives in that you wouldn't immediately think of. I know of two Joni Mitchell tracks which drop the F-bomb.


message 40: by Helen The Melon (last edited Feb 14, 2018 07:23AM) (new)

Helen The Melon | 2761 comments New Noms - Round 9:
171. 'The Nurse With Wound List'. On the first two Nurse albums appeared this list of artists, said to have been influences on the group (as it was in the beginning). Mr Stapleton later claimed some didn't even exist, but research seems to suggest all in fact, did. http://nwwlist.org is where to go; click on 'artists' then on 'named' which contains all those on the list. The albums included are merely suggested. You don't have to stick with them; anything by that artist is ok. Nothing from the 'Related' or 'More' sections please. There should be plenty of bands known to all but the most sheltered of souls! You will get kudos points for the weirder side of things though.
172. Songs about getting married - Val (pipe down all you cynics! I want to see lots of brides, rings, bells, aisles, chapels, weddings, etc)
173. Songs with sound effects in them (thunder claps, breaking glass, cars revving up, roaring crowds, dogs barking etc. etc.) - KJS
174. It's not big and it's not cleaver, but the tunes are good. Songs with expletives in the lyrics (not necessarily in the title). It can be a single utterance or a blue tirade (though, with one glorious exception, I tend towards the one-off). - Fishy Jim
175. Songs with US state names in the title - let's hear your Californias, Hawaiis, Idahos etc. - Rob
176. Sample Example - Tracks that sample other songs.

Can't remember if we have done this (samples) before. Could get complicated. Might change my mind anyway and think of another theme! We did remixes not too long ago, didn't we?


message 41: by Tech XXIII (last edited Feb 14, 2018 07:26AM) (new)

Tech XXIII  | 6578 comments we did, helen, my dub/remix round! ain't goin' back there again! :)

samples, good idea, btw!


message 42: by Helen The Melon (new)

Helen The Melon | 2761 comments Tech wrote: "we did, helen, my dub/remix round! ain't goin' back there again! :)

samples, good idea, btw!"


Oh yeh, I remember, dub/remix round got complicated!


message 43: by Fishy_Jim (new)

Fishy_Jim  | 920 comments Tracks with samples in could be as little as a few seconds, like the Beethoven sample in Beck's High 5. I'm for it.


message 44: by theDuke (new)

theDuke | 5677 comments I'm very tempted to do another 'One album wonders' round, since the first one was excellent..I'm still playing the records I bought off that round! :)

Got plenty of noms for it...anybody else interested in a second round?


message 45: by Tim (new)

Tim Franklin | 8911 comments theDuke wrote: "I'm very tempted to do another 'One album wonders' round, since the first one was excellent..I'm still playing the records I bought off that round! :)

Got plenty of noms for it...anybody else inte..."

Definitely. Fun round, that one.


message 46: by theDuke (last edited Feb 14, 2018 02:28PM) (new)

theDuke | 5677 comments Let's give it a whirl then...

New Noms - Round 9:

171. 'The Nurse With Wound List'. On the first two Nurse albums appeared this list of artists, said to have been influences on the group (as it was in the beginning). Mr Stapleton later claimed some didn't even exist, but research seems to suggest all in fact, did. http://nwwlist.org is where to go; click on 'artists' then on 'named' which contains all those on the list. The albums included are merely suggested. You don't have to stick with them; anything by that artist is ok. Nothing from the 'Related' or 'More' sections please. There should be plenty of bands known to all but the most sheltered of souls! You will get kudos points for the weirder side of things though.
172. Songs about getting married - Val (pipe down all you cynics! I want to see lots of brides, rings, bells, aisles, chapels, weddings, etc)
173. Songs with sound effects in them (thunder claps, breaking glass, cars revving up, roaring crowds, dogs barking etc. etc.) - KJS
174. It's not big and it's not clever, but the tunes are good. Songs with expletives in the lyrics (not necessarily in the title). It can be a single utterance or a blue tirade (though, with one glorious exception, I tend towards the one-off). - Fishy Jim
175. Songs with US state names in the title - let's hear your Californias, Hawaiis, Idahos etc. - Rob
176. Sample Example - Tracks that sample other songs
177. 'One Album Wonders - Round 2' - Same rules as before, but noms can be selected from albums released upto 5 years ago. Any one off solo albums produced by now defunct Artists/Bands - EP's, singles, Live albums, Comps also produced by the artist/band are irrelevant, but noms must come from the sole album itself. - theDuke


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TheFoe | 2067 comments Quick question to Rob, for your theme, 'Songs with US state names in the title', will you allow US cities?


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Derek W | 1208 comments TheFoe wrote: "Quick question to Rob, for your theme, 'Songs with US state names in the title', will you allow US cities?"

Well, when we did it as theme 24 a long, long time ago I specified
states or cities. No reason why we shouldn't do it again though with just states. It's not like there's a shortage of qualifying songs to nominate from:-)


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Brass Neck | 3708 comments 171. 'The Nurse With Wound List'. On the first two Nurse albums appeared this list of artists, said to have been influences on the group (as it was in the beginning). Mr Stapleton later claimed some didn't even exist, but research seems to suggest all in fact, did. http://nwwlist.org is where to go; click on 'artists' then on 'named' which contains all those on the list. The albums included are merely suggested. You don't have to stick with them; anything by that artist is ok. Nothing from the 'Related' or 'More' sections please. There should be plenty of bands known to all but the most sheltered of souls! You will get kudos points for the weirder side of things though.
172. Songs about getting married - Val (pipe down all you cynics! I want to see lots of brides, rings, bells, aisles, chapels, weddings, etc)
173. Songs with sound effects in them (thunder claps, breaking glass, cars revving up, roaring crowds, dogs barking etc. etc.) - KJS
174. It's not big and it's not clever, but the tunes are good. Songs with expletives in the lyrics (not necessarily in the title). It can be a single utterance or a blue tirade (though, with one glorious exception, I tend towards the one-off). - Fishy Jim
175. Songs with US state names in the title - let's hear your Californias, Hawaiis, Idahos etc. - Rob
176. Sample Example - Tracks that sample other songs
177. 'One Album Wonders - Round 2' - Same rules as before, but noms can be selected from albums released upto 5 years ago. Any one off solo albums produced by now defunct Artists/Bands - EP's, singles, Live albums, Comps also produced by the artist/band are irrelevant, but noms must come from the sole album itself. - theDuke
178. Toys, general or specified, in the title or artist's name - Brass Neck


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Rob Campbell | 477 comments TheFoe wrote: "Quick question to Rob, for your theme, 'Songs with US state names in the title', will you allow US cities?"

I was meaning States; as Derek says, there's a lot to choose from. But we can all be friends here and if anybody wants to use a city, I don't mind.


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