October 31, 2013: Stand For Something by Skindred
- Nominated by 22.214.171.124.
- Reiterating that famous line, "Stand for something, or you'll fall for anything," within its chorus, this number fits right in with Skindred's ability to blend a message in with killer riffs, hooks and face-meltingly amazing vocals (on behalf of the good Benji Webbe, formerly of Dub War). At its core: a message of hope, but one wound around warnings of destruction and disillusion. Absolutely worth a listen for any lover of quality music, regardless of bias for genre.
October 21, 2013: The Dreadnought by The Dreadnoughts
- Nominated by 126.96.36.199.
- I nominated this song because it is a pure brilliant mix of celtic, haunting iriush music, and awe-inspiring sea-shanty.
- Nominated by Salzion.
- Because, despite what people think, in my opinion, this song is rather humorous and great to listen to, thus I would like to see it get SOTD at least once.
October 19, 2013: We Used To Wait by Arcade Fire
- Nominated by 188.8.131.52.
- I nominated this song because it stands as a testament to the death of the personal written letter in the face of unbridled digitization. I remember only 10 short years ago regularly writing my pen pal; now we cannot escape each other on Facebook or by text message. I will reminisce fondly on this song one day when I explain to my children we used to write letters to stay in touch and wait patiently for a response from the world beyond.
October 18, 2013: Wait For Me by Kings Of Leon
- Nominated by 184.108.40.206.
- Kings of Leon's new album is being released next week and this is a beautiful song that makes all of us KOL fans expect this album really bad.
- Nominated by 220.127.116.11.
- It is beautiful and light-hearted. I heard it on the radio for the first time and kept looking for it until I found it. I just thought others would like to hear what has made my week bearable
October 14, 2013: Puff, The Magic Dragon by Peter, Paul & Mary
- Nominated by Tiff or Nick.
- It simply shows the suffering we all live through after our loved ones have passed away. Such a touching and heartfelt song about a young boy who has fallen.
Preferred Date: October 7, 2013 (Date of my grandfather's death.)
October 13, 2013: Peyote Healing by Robbie Robertson
- Nominated by 18.104.22.168.
- I nominated this song, because upon returning home from surgery to remove a bladder tumor, I played this song to help me. Not knowing the results of the pathology, I was hurting spiritually. Robbie's song pierces right to the soul. And the pathology results today... Thank you, Mr. Robertson, thank you for making this available to us all.
Preferred Date: October 9, 2013 (A second chance at everything)
October 12, 2013: U.S. Forces by Midnight Oil
- Nominated by 22.214.171.124.
- Very relevant given current situation in Syria, this song is one of the more poignant protest songs of its era, and still relevant today
October 11, 2013: Everything Ends by Team StarKid
- Nominated by 126.96.36.199.
- It's so touching and heart-wrenching! It holds such a complex message in such simple text! I feel like crying every time I hear it or even just read the lyrics.
October 10, 2013: D'ror Yikra by Oi Va Voi
- Nominated by 188.8.131.52.
- It's very rhythmical and energetic, it's an ancient Hebrew song, with a great oriental flow. A work of genius that never bores me.
October 09, 2013: Autobiography by Nicki Minaj
- Nominated by *Lady Meow*.
- Very few people know the story of Nicki Minaj. This song pretty much sums it up, creating a beautiful, emotional, and powerful work of art.
October 08, 2013: Moonshine by Bert Jansch
- Nominated by 184.108.40.206.
- I nominate this song because it is so beautiful and genuine. It is soft and understated and embraces the very essence of ethereal magic. Bert Jansch was a unique artist.
October 03, 2013: I Hope You Suffer by AFI
- Nominated by Salzion.
- From the first time I heard this song, I really enjoyed hearing the progression of AFI with their music and lyrics throughout.
October 02, 2013: Shepherd Of Fire by Avenged Sevenfold
- Nominated by 220.127.116.11.
- The song that kicks off the amazing new album from Avenged Sevenfold, Hail to the King. There are really no words to describe how great a song Shepherd Of Fire is. From start to finish, it proves that even though they have shifted to a different sound in their genre, Avenged Sevenfold is still able to utterly amaze their audience.
October 01, 2013: I Want To Tell You by The Beatles
- Nominated by 18.104.22.168.
- I nominate this song because this is one of George Harrison's best songs, plus the addition of the fade-in, the rare E7♭9 chord in each verse, and Paul's use of melisma in the fade-out.