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The Song of the Day (SOTD) is a fun way to get exposed to some new music, or maybe learn more about a song you already know.

The way it works is this:

Anyone can nominate a song on the Song of the Day special page. Once approved, the nominations are then moved to the queue. One nomination is then selected each day from the list of songs in the queue and displayed on the LyricWiki main page as the Song of the Day. The nifty badge on the right is also added to the song's page.

The successful nominee isn't forgotten about either. Providing they are registered (and don't use an alias when submitting their nomination) they receive a notification that their song has won Song of the Day.

After the day is over, the entry is archived. The entry is also displayed on this page until the middle of the following month.

So now you know how it works, why not head on over to the Song of the Day special page and nominate a song today!

Recent Songs of the Day

August 2018

August 20, 2018: The Canyon Behind Her by Dredg

More than music and lyrics, it moves the soul. Dredg never broke out as a huge band but songs like this show they could have.

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August 19, 2018: Fire by Ohio Players

This theme song from Hell's Kitchen was nominated to celebrate the grand opening of the Hell's Kitchen restaurant at Caesars Palace Wikipedia16.

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August 18, 2018: Breakin' Down Again by David Cassidy

It's so beautiful, David's voice and singing are wonderful and I unfortunately missed it when it was released back in '76.

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August 17, 2018: She's Gone by Black Sabbath

Because after 40 years, this song STILL gets a tear out of me! It worked in 1976 when I broke up with my girl, and it still had the same effect in 2014 when my wife of 30 years passed.

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August 16, 2018: Believe by Cher

This is how the Auto-Tune Wikipedia16 began to gain popularity. Plus, it made Cher the oldest female singer to have her song top the Billboard charts as she was 52 years old when it peaked at #1.

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August 15, 2018: Cosy Prisons by A-ha

This song from the 2005 album Analogue is more rock oriented than most of a-ha's songs. It has a delicate melody and the lyrics are very touching, dealing with anxiety.

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August 14, 2018: Hercules by Sara Bareilles

The chorus is cool and has a "layered" sound, while the verses are pretty simple with pretty much just a piano and Sara Bareilles' voice.

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August 13, 2018: All For Love by Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart & Sting

It was amazing for three singers to come together and have their song from the Disney movie, The Three Musketeers Wikipedia16, peak at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was also the first song ever from a Disney live-action film to accomplish that feat. Therefore it is the 2nd overall song from any Disney film to do so after Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle's "A Whole New World" from Aladdin.

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August 12, 2018: Listening by Morten Harket

This song is a collaboration of the singer of a-ha, Morten Harket, and the Pet Shop Boys. It was written by the Pet Shop Boys and released by them as a mere b-side. But they recorded it with Harket for his 2012 solo album Out of My Hands. A typical PSB song with the voice of a-ha.

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August 11, 2018: Do Wah Diddy Diddy by Manfred Mann

Before "Blinded by the Light", Manfred Mann had another #1 hit with this 1964 ditty. With the distinctive riff and memorable lyrics, it's just fun to sing along with.

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August 10, 2018: Love Alive by Heart

It stirs my soul, even to this day, 35 years after I first heard it, and to me it's the epoch of Heart's musical talent & expression.

Preferred Date: August 10, 2018 (58th birthday of my love.)
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August 09, 2018: Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice

This was the first hip-hop song ever to peak at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and that's when hip-hop began to gain popularity. My brother met Vanilla a long time ago.

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August 08, 2018: Täss'on Nainen by Hedningarna

This song somehow inspires me to the point that I'm learning singing the lyrics. Finnish language is an uncommon one but cute and melodic.

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August 07, 2018: I'd Love You To Want Me by Lobo

It's so awesome and passionate!! Listening to this song brings back all of the feelings of the seventies - High School and Young Loves.

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Preferred Date: August 7, 2018

August 06, 2018: Die Reisiger by Coenie De Villiers

It can accompany us day by day and bring us close to the earth again, our earth. The part which is familiar and known to us and which makes us feel safe and sheltered.

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August 05, 2018: Have You Seen Her by MC Hammer

Even though "U Can't Touch This" was MC's signature song, this cover version from The Chi-Lites peaked higher than the former; and it didn't contain any samples and the tempo is slower than almost any other hip hop song.

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August 04, 2018: Them Bones by Alice In Chains

A reflection on life and mortality, it's just plain hard not to like. It's a bit on the short side, but the pounding riff draws you in and keeps your interest the whole way through.

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August 03, 2018: Prisencolinensinainciusol by Adriano Celentano

I nominated this song because it's soooo fun! One of the rare people that make me laugh so much! I love Adriano! :) Carolin, Ariane, Solveig from Germany

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August 02, 2018: Dreams by The Cranberries

I just heard that the Cranberries lead singer, Dolores O'Riordan, had passed away (January 15, 2018) so I decided to nominate this song as a dedication to her.

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August 01, 2018: Lughnasadh by Damh The Bard

Today is Lughnasadh! This is a celebratory song! And what better day to play it?

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Preferred Date: August 1, 2018 (Lughnasadh)