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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

February 2019

February 19, 2019: City Liners by Good Rats

This was our teens. We still think about those days, the good, bad, and ugly but mostly naïve innocence.

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February 18, 2019: Everybody Have Fun Tonight by Wang Chung

Even though this is my favorite Wang Chung song, the only thing annoying about it is the music video because it was banned from television for containing flip book-like animation style that triggers epileptic seizures.

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February 17, 2019: A Que Florezca Mi Pueblo by Mercedes Sosa

This song forever holds meaning and so beautifully sung by Mercedes Sosa. As relevant to all today as it was when she first recorded it in 1975

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February 16, 2019: Can You Feel It by The Jackson 5

Tragedy. I wish a group with ethnic diversity would sing this song. Today the news has more hate and killing.

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February 15, 2019: The Sun Is Shining Down by JJ Grey & Mofro

It's amazing and he's amazing. When you feel the music right down to your toes... He's got it right and most of his songs do that to me. How tremendous to make a song of his grandparents' last conversation and let it be joyous and positive at the same time. That tells me that his grandfather was a "glass is half full" kind of guy and he wasn't going to let the last day go with sadness and not saying what he needed to, to the woman he loved and now to the world through his awesome grandson. My family and I have had a horrible three months: my man had a horrible rollover accident April 3 and subsequently a string of bad things have followed that... losing his job, our grown drug-addicted boys stealing from us and burning down our new business shed that we had been collecting for months to start a rustic furniture business, they stole his truck too. Our life is riddled with legal problems and distress from all of this. As I sit writing this from a motel room because we got evicted from our house because I lost my job too. God has us though. Surely we have something good in store and believe it or not, JJ Grey is keeping me moving forward instead of feeling hopeless - that is a good word - he portrays hope and makes you feel like you're not alone in this big bad world. A book for a song... I hope he wins it because he deserves it.

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February 14, 2019: Into A Fantasy by Alexander Rybak

This song fills me with unexplainable joy, it celebrates life with its music which is like a stream of fresh water quenching the thirst of who encounters it. This song has that distinct ability to break the limits that words bring with them - "come fly with me". More so, this song tells a story of two people who are just happy to be together wanting to make a little place for them.

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February 13, 2019: Worth The Fight by Cimorelli

I nominate this song because it is powerful in emotion and shows how someone can still be weak even though they appear to be strong

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February 12, 2019: Games People Play by The Alan Parsons Project

Though it was released a little before my time, I can nonetheless see why it became such a big hit. With its distinctive keyboard riff, the great voice of session singer Lenny Zakatek, and Alan Parsons' guitar solo, it's one of the best progressive rock songs from the 1980s I've discovered.

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February 11, 2019: Verlaine by Charles Trenet

A sublimely beautiful piece of poetry. Perfect for a rainy day.

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February 10, 2019: Word Crimes by "Weird Al" Yankovic

A humorous take on Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines", it's essentially a four-minute lesson in grammar and its correct usage. As something of a grammar stickler myself, it astounds me how such simple things can trip up so many people.

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February 09, 2019: Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) by Los Del Río

I learned to dance along with this song in my music class in elementary school. Alternately, I put both arms out, flip them over, touch my shoulders, touch my head, cross my arms while touching my hips, then I uncross my arms and touch my hips again and when "Hey, Macarena" came, I wiggled my hips before I jump while rotating my body. This song was a smash hit in 1996, being at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 14 consecutive weeks. Plus it took them a record 33 weeks on the Billboard chart before finally reaching #1.

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February 08, 2019: Born To Run by Frankie Goes To Hollywood

Even though the band never released this song as a single, this cover version of Bruce Springsteen's song sounded more 80s. They sometimes performed it in concerts including two television programs, "The Tube" and "Saturday Night Live". Their live performance in "The Tube" was overdubbed by the studio version in their compilation album, "Frankie Said".

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February 07, 2019: Dust To Dust by The Warning

Magnificent music written, composed and played by three of the most talented teenagers ever! I have been listening to this song non-stop for a week and still can't get enough. This song has elements of the band Tool but to me more passion and depth.

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February 06, 2019: S.F.S. by Dag Nasty

It's by Dag Nasty....a favorite for decades. This band is a great combination of punk styles and sounds... musicians that have each done amazing things in their own right! You've got to listen to all their music... it gets better with different members, changes, but it always has its basics... great

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February 05, 2019: Der Sommerwind by Esther Ofarim

I found out today that it was originally a German song. The lyrics are about as good in German as in English, which is damn good, considering that Johnny Mercer wrote the English version.

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February 04, 2019: Viking Gods by Tobias Gustafsson

It really fits with the game it was made for. The vocals and the beat truly fits well with the theme of playing as a Norse ruler raiding the rich settlements of Christianity.

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February 03, 2019: Isn't She Lovely? by Stevie Wonder

Stevie wrote this song to celebrate the birth of his daughter, Aisha Morris. The song wasn't released as a single which would explain why it didn't enter the Billboard Hot 100. It is one the best non-single songs ever.

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February 02, 2019: Data & Picard by Pogo

This song makes seamless transition between audio intervals. The music video includes incredibly precise lighting and amazingly accurate recreations of the Star Trek characters' mannerisms whilst acting.

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February 01, 2019: Me Amas Y Me Dejas by Sandro

I nominated this song because I go through this every six months with my boyfriend because we live in separate states and when he visits me and leaves me, it's pretty sad.

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January 31, 2019: Music Is Lethal by Mick Ronson

This song was done by David Bowie's guitarist from the Ziggy Stardust era. It is like a movie in song form. The music is beautifully arranged.

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January 30, 2019: Ufficialmente Dispersi by Loredana Bertè

Il sole più amaro comunque è più chiaro. Una canzone stupenda di Loredana Berté che parla a tutti

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January 29, 2019: Aahatein by Agnee

I feel it too close to my heart. It makes me feel great, my behaviour changes, my temperament cools down, my mind floats like water and gives me soothingness from inside. Thanks Agnee for this awesome song

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January 28, 2019: God Of The Mountain by The McKameys

This song is ministering to me and I can't turn it off. I keep listening over and over. Awesome song!!! Thank you to the writer and the singers

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January 27, 2019: Blue Tail Fly by Pete Seeger

I nominate this song because when I proposed to sing it at a local event, as you can well imagine, I got a great ballyhoo in response. "That's a racist minstrel song making fun of a poor slave." To wit, I responded, "If it was good enough for Pete Seeger, who steadfastly opposed racism it is good enough for me. The song is a tribute to a young slave lad who bravely and cunningly put an end to his master's torment for once and for all without as much as laying a finger on him. It was all the fault of the nasty little blue tail fly as so inscribed on the master's tombstone." My response quelled the dissent and so I will sing this very entertaining American Tradition folk song loud and strong.

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Preferred Date: January 27, 2019 (5th Anniversary of Pete Seeger's passing)

January 26, 2019: Mantra by Bring Me The Horizon

I nominated this song because Bring Me the Horizon saved my life, and this song is a part of their newly released album, 'amo'!

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January 25, 2019: Way Of The World by Cheap Trick

It's awesome, perfect guitar and super fun. This is one of Cheap Trick's best songs and highly underrated. The harmonies are spot on and it is a great rock song.

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January 24, 2019: Thank You For The Years by Shirley Bassey

My dad just passed away recently, he adored Shirley Bassey and this song reflects how I am feeling

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January 23, 2019: Thank You Daddy by Southern Raiders Band

This is a great song for all the dads out there. This song was written to me by my son who is also the drummer in the band, thank you Toby.

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January 22, 2019: Danger And Dread by Brown Bird

It is so dark and hauntingly beautiful. The lyrics of the chorus are cool

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Preferred Date: January 22, 2019 (My Birthday!)

January 21, 2019: Titanium by David Guetta

I nominated this song, because the lyrics really stand out, the song sounds really good, and uses a proper structure of a song.

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January 20, 2019: Anasasis (Xenophontis) by Parkway Drive

It's an awesome song and the intro sounds so cool! The solo is sick and the whole song is catchy and headbang worthy. It's a song that everyone can enjoy, plus the lyrics can be understood! It's not all screaming (most of it is)! Also this song is meaningful, there's a lot of emotion in the singer's voice and it's beautiful! I recommend this as the SotD because it's a song you can listen to again and again and pick up something new every time!

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January 19, 2019: The Call Of Ktulu by Metallica

This instrumental song is just so amazing, it has everything a song should have.

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January 18, 2019: Sault Ste. Marie by Three Dog Night

Strong melody and quite interesting lyrical content. It's a bit of a departure from the 70s pop the band is known for - yet, it's a cover song that they are known for.

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January 17, 2019: Danger Zone by Ray Charles

It clearly sends a message of today's state of being, and visualizes the the course that this United States, and the world is headed in, (which is catastrophic at the least), unless change is in the very near future.

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January 16, 2019: Drängen Och Kråkan by Fejd

I nominated this song because I listen to it every morning to freshen up, and it still makes me happy to hear it

Preferred Date: January 16, 2019 (Birthday)
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January 15, 2019: Nothing Left To Say by Kiske-Somerville

I nominated this song because it's incredible and brings back good memories. Sure, it's an oldie but that just makes it so much better in every way thought possible.

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January 14, 2019: O Dia + Feliz Da Minha Vida by Nei Van Soria

A very upbeat and motivational song that makes you think about your life, and how to keep on pursuing a happy day despite any eventual hardships

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January 13, 2019: Samba Del Gringo by Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band

Creamy sax solo, overall good tune. Even if you don't especially like jazz it's still a wonderful song to bounce to

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Preferred Date: January 13, 2019

January 12, 2019: Lullaby For Cain by Sinéad O'Connor

The perfect song for "The Talented Mr. Ripley", it is a remarkably beautiful song and reminds us that even the worst people are beloved by someone, somewhere. It fits well with the rest of the gorgeous sound track of this beautiful movie.

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January 11, 2019: Forever More by Enchantment

There are a lot of songs that are classics, and this one is one of them. The vocals and the melody are just amazing.

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January 10, 2019: Bad, Bad Leroy Brown by Jim Croce

Sadly Jim Croce's last number one hit before his death, I can think of no better song with which to honor his life. With its memorable piano intro and sing-along chorus, Jim was one heck of a songwriter.

Preferred Date: January 10, 2019
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January 09, 2019: Same Old Story by The Oppressed

Although this song was released over twenty years ago, it has never been more current for the UK. Roddy could be singing about the current Tory government. Talk about prophetic.

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January 08, 2019: Es Caprichoso El Azar by Joan Manuel Serrat

This is such an emotive song about chance meetings and how fate or destiny controls our lives.

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January 07, 2019: Cruel And Clumsy by Chris Pureka

I nominate this song because it has such depth of feeling and truth. Life is indeed cruel and clumsy. We all have days when we feel that so sharply - when we are on the brink. But there is so much good too. And Chris reminds us in a voice like a soft dream how we are missing it all... It sings sad but encourages.

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January 06, 2019: I Wanna Be Like You by Louis Prima

A highlight of The Jungle Book, it's probably one of the songs for which Louis Prima is best known outside of his swing and jazz band. As entertaining as it is catchy, his scatting duet with Phil Harris is probably the part people remember the most.

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January 05, 2019: Youth by Glass Animals

I nominated this song for when I become 18, my youth is behind me but I will forever drag it with me.

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Preferred Date: January 5, 2019 (Birthday)

January 04, 2019: I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) by Aretha Franklin & George Michael

I just learned that Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, had passed away at age 76 of what is reported to be pancreatic cancer (August 16, 2018). So I decided to nominate this song as a tribute to respect her honor.

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January 03, 2019: Papa Gene's Blues by The Monkees

I nominated this song because it's light and carefree. It certainly isn't the blues in the standard sense. It's just a fun little tune.

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January 02, 2019: Super Friends by Team StarKid

I nominated this song because it is Meredith Stepien's birthday today and this is one of her favourite songs to perform with Team StarKid.

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Preferred Date: January 2, 2019 (Meredith Stepien's Birthday)

January 01, 2019: Táimse Im' Chodladh by The Chieftains

I nominate this song because it is a genuine lament and satire all in one and the music is powerful.

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December 31, 2018: Lo Malo De Ser Bueno by El Cuarteto De Nos

The lyrics of this group are just amazing! Even if you don't understand Castillian, the music itself will entrap you... literally!

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December 30, 2018: Lonely Man by Kim Boyce

She nailed how some relationships are like. How some men are scared and pull away. Just seek God and ask his will.

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December 29, 2018: The Rhythm Of The Night by Corona

This song lifts me... this song is beautiful. It makes me want to dance through life!

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December 28, 2018: The House Carpenter by Clarence Ashley

So many artists added such deeply felt interpretations to make it an everlasing song of art. This one is really touching.

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December 27, 2018: The Dynamic Duet by Team StarKid

It's a beautiful song about friendship and bros being guys.

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December 26, 2018: When You're In Love by Lee Greenwood

I nominated this song because it takes me back to my teenage years, my first boyfriend and the funfair

December 25, 2018: My Freedom by Two Steps From Hell

I nominate this song because it is, in my opinion, one of the best songs performed by Two Steps From Hell and I don't feel that they get enough recognition for it.

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December 24, 2018: Orange by Lil'B

So much nostalgia! Bleach Wikipedia16 was a part of many of our childhoods, so it feels great to remember this awesome ending :D

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December 23, 2018: Ballad Of Transport 18 by Leslie Fish

I think this song is brilliant... it stirs the imagination with a bit of humor and the promise of the final frontier.

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December 22, 2018: Walk On Water by Neil Diamond

A truly wonderful song that reminds me of someone very special...

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December 21, 2018: Let the River Run by Carly Simon

Simon's theme to Working Girl has the distinction of being the first song composed, written, and performed by a single artist to win the three major music awards (Grammy, Golden Globe, and Oscar), and is one of only two songs - Bruce Springsteen's "Streets of Philadelphia" being the other - to achieve that feat. I nominate it to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Working Girl's release.

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Preferred Date: December 21, 2018

December 20, 2018: Live With Me by Massive Attack

Just the most beautiful melancholic blues! And the video - sublime!

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December 19, 2018: Revolution by The Beatles

Opening with its distinctive distorted guitar riff and inspired by political protests in early 1968, it was a smash hit when released as the B-side to "Hey Jude". Three different versions exist - the more bluesy "Revolution 1" and the sound collage "Revolution 9", but it's this hard rock version that everybody remembers.

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December 18, 2018: After A Year Like This One by Alanis Morissette

To me, this song affirms each year of surviving out here, after the shock of losing him wore off as the rest of them returned.

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Preferred Date: December 18, 2018 (8th year since I lost my spouse, after only 6 months of marriage)

December 17, 2018: Makeba by Jain

Jain's lyrics are highly innovative and very different from other popular artists right now. The song is also a tribute to Miriam Makeba, a famous South African singer and activist.

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December 16, 2018: Stay With Me by Goran Karan

The words are so touching that I find myself listening to them several times a day. It causes a good feeling inside me. As a single person and lost love the words makes me realise what is now gone.

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December 15, 2018: We Exalt Thee by L.A. Mass Choir

I nominate this song because it is dear to my heart, I seem to get emotionally overwhelmed every time I hear or sing this particular song.

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December 14, 2018: Aura by Lady Gaga

I nominate this song because this song, along with the entire album, had such great potential but failed due to faulty management and marketing that stifled the creativity of the artist instead of supported it.

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December 13, 2018: At My Window by Geoffrey Oryema

I wrote this song with Geoffrey in 2005. I love it and I loved him. It was me missing him at my window in Brussels. I recall sitting in a hotel lobby and he pulled out his guitar as I sang the melody to him. Voila, we went straight to studio and gave it birth.

He released it as the first single of the N2N album and offered it to his listening audience in the context of him missing Africa which I loved. When he came to Australia a few years later, he sang it to me at Womad 98. It was a beautiful memory now 20 years on.

Sadly Geoffrey has recently passed on 22 June 2018... he will be greatly missed but his fabulous music will always live on. As Peter Gabriel said, he was a big man with a big heart who leaves a big hole. RIP Geoffrey, the world has lost a truly magnificent soul.
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December 12, 2018: Cornerman by Sky Cries Mary

Homelessness is rampant now in West Coast cities. Sort of an acknowledgement of the mystic space engendered by simple living

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December 11, 2018: Capturing Images by Anni B Sweet

I nominate this song because on Thanksgiving it reminds me of my youth and love and how lucky I was to experience that in this lifetime!

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December 10, 2018: The Rain Song by Led Zeppelin

For the lyrics, of course. Compares the variation in emotions to the variation of seasons. Great music, too.

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December 09, 2018: How Many More Times by Led Zeppelin

Developed by Jimmy Page when he was still with the Yardbirds, it's the perfect song to end Zeppelin's debut album. It's a bit long, but the music is so good, you barely notice; I guess the old adage is right: time flies when you're having fun.

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December 08, 2018: La Bayamesa by Silvio Rodríguez

I nominate this song because it represents my roots, my love, my life in Cuba...

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December 07, 2018: Let's Remember Pearl Harbor by Sammy Kaye

This is the right song for today's date, and for those who heard the original it will rekindle that spirit of patriotism.

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Preferred Date: December 7, 2018 (Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor)

December 06, 2018: Finlandia by Jean Sibelius

It is Finland's 101st birthday!!! Also it is one of the best songs in the world :)

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Preferred Date: December 6, 2018 (101st anniversary of independence since 6 December 1917)

December 05, 2018: Bad Blood by Neil Sedaka

Mark played it at work today - it's a great song. I haven't heard it in a long time. It took me back to high school. Go Neil Sadaka!

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December 04, 2018: Le Ciel by Malice Mizer

I'm still feeling devastated over reading about a 5 year old girl who died after 2 years of child abuse and neglect in Japan. I've been searching for songs to send out for her and this is one that feels appropriate.

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December 03, 2018: Her Darkest Hour by Rare Bird

I have been listening to this song, and the masterpiece of an album that it comes from, for 46 years now... And I'm certain that I will until I pass from this world. This song, and its album (Epic Forest) remain as one of rock's greatest undiscovered gems.

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December 02, 2018: I Refuse by Five Finger Death Punch

This song is a great break from what the band normally does and was a welcome surprise for me.

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December 01, 2018: Twilight by Electric Light Orchestra

I think this is a very overlooked song by ELO. "Hold On Tight" gets a lot of attention but I feel this should have been its lead single.

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Preferred Date: December 1, 2018