The Rebellious Jukebox

UPDATE: PHASE THREE DRAWS

Beginning in April, Phase Three will be groups of three songs battling it out. There will be one tie tweeted each day rather than the current two. The following groups were created by RANDOMLIST, the online randomizer, not chosen by me. There are a couple of what we call groups of death here, namely Sweet Jane and Union City Blue, one of those is gonna have to leave the building! A few ties from Phase Two still to be decided but here is an up to date draw for Phase Three.

THURSDAY 1ST APRIL

169 votes

Ceremony – Joy Division – 45%

FRIDAY 2ND APRIL

212 votes

Are ‘Friends’ Electric – Tubeway Army – 60.4%

SATURDAY 3RD APRIL

149 votes

The Girl From Ipanema – Astrud Gilberto 49.7%

SUNDAY 4TH APRIL

161 votes

MONDAY 5TH APRIL

163 votes

Pretty In Pink – Psychedelic Furs – 49.1%


89 votes

Goodbye – The Sundays 51.7%

TUESDAY 6TH APRIL

216 votes

Towers Of London – XTC – 45.8%

WEDNESDAY 7TH APRIL

260 votes

Where’s Captain Kirk – Spizzenergi – 40%

THURSDAY 8TH APRIL

248 votes

FRIDAY 9TH APRIL

164 votes


I Love Rock And Roll – Joan Jett and The Blackhearts – 43.3%

SATURDAY 10TH APRIL

119 votes

Oliver’s Army – Elvis Costello and The Attractions – 82.4%

SUNDAY 11TH APRIL

153 votes

Cowboys And Angels – George Michael – 41.2%

MONDAY 12TH APRIL

The Bronze Medal – Idlewild
The Myth Of Trust – Billy Bragg
The Hand Of Fate – Sniff ‘n’ The Tears

TUESDAY 13TH APRIL

Teen Age Riot – Sonic Youth
Go Wild In The Country – Bow Wow Wow
Going Underground – The Jam

WEDNESDAY 14TH APRIL

Fake Plastic Trees – Radiohead
Red Guitar – David Sylvian
Run Like Hell – Peter & The Test Tube Babies

THURSDAY 15TH APRIL

Great Fire –XTC
Whole Lotta Rosie – AC/DC
Zion Gate – Culture

FRIDAY 16TH APRIL

Rocking In The Free World – Neil Young
Monkey Gone To Heaven- Pixies
Waterfall – Atlantic Ocean

SATURDAY 17TH APRIL

Sexuality – Billy Bragg
And A Bang On The Ear – The Waterboys
Night Porter – Japan

SUNDAY 18TH APRIL

American-English – Idlewild
Australians In Europe – The Fall
Something That I Said – The Ruts

MONDAY 19TH APRIL

Hey Hey My My (Out Of The Blue) – Neil Young
I Love A Man In Uniform – Gang Of Four
Best Friend – The Beat

TUESDAY 20TH APRIL

Only Love Can Break Your Heart – Saint Etienne
I’m In Love With A German Film Star – The Passions
Rhythm Of Cruelty – Magazine

WEDNESDAY 21ST APRIL

Quadrophonia – Quadrophonia
Senses Working Overtime – XTC
All By Myself – Eric Carmen

THURSDAY 22ND APRIL

Antmusic – Adam and the Ants
Twenty Four Hours – Joy Division
The Killing Moon – Echo and the Bunnymen

FRIDAY 23RD APRIL

The Happening – Diana Ross & The Supremes
Grace Cathedral Park – Red House Painters
Going Missing – Maximo Park

SATURDAY 24TH APRIL

Hard To Say I’m Sorry – Chicago
Ashes To Ashes – David Bowie
I Feel Love – Donna Summer

SUNDAY 25TH APRIL

Dignity – Deacon Blue
Leisure – XTC
Yours Is No Disgrace – Yes

MONDAY 26TH APRIL

The Shape I’m In – Johnny Restivo
This Is The Sea – The Waterboys
Decades – Joy Division

TUESDAY 27TH APRIL

Bloody Sunday – Stiff Little Fingers
Frittering – Mercury Rev
The Great Beyond – REM

WEDNESDAY 28TH APRIL

Doll Parts – Hole
Red River Rock – Johnny & The Hurricanes
Bend And Break – Keane

THURSDAY 29TH APRIL

I Want You – Elvis Costello
No More Sorry – My Bloody Valentine
I’ve Been Loving You (Too Long) – Otis Redding

FRIDAY 30TH APRIL

Climbing To The Moon (Jon Brion remix) – Eels
Beauty Of The Ride – Sebadoh
Because The Night – Patti Smith Group

SATURDAY 1ST MAY

Bodies – Sex Pistols
Tommy Gun – The Clash
Primitive Painters – Felt

SUNDAY 2ND MAY

You Bastard – Alternative TV
The Sound Of The Suburbs – The Members
Smash It Up – The Damned

MONDAY 3RD MAY

Revolution – The Beatles
I Don’t Belong – Fontaines DC
God Only Knows – The Beach Boys

TUESDAY 4TH MAY

This Is The Last Time – Keane
Debaser – Pixies
Jacket Hangs – Blue Aeroplanes

WEDNESDAY 5TH MAY

I Know It’s Over- The Smiths
If You’re Looking For A Way Out – Odyssey
Making Plans For Nigel – XTC

THURSDAY 6TH MAY

Lorelei – Cocteau Twins
India – Psychedelic Furs
They Don’t Know – Kirsty MacColl

FRIDAY 7TH MAY

Reel Around The Fountain – The Smiths
Bruise Pristine – Placebo
Skateaway – Dire Straits

SATURDAY 8TH MAY

Holidays In The Sun – Sex Pistols
Lullaby – Low
What’s The Frequency, Kenneth? – REM

SUNDAY 9TH MAY

Burn Baby Burn – Ash
Homeward Bound – Simon And Garfunkel
Allentown – Billy Joel

MONDAY 10TH MAY

This Charming Man – The Smiths
No More Heroes – The Stranglers
Wild West Hero – ELO

TUESDAY 11TH MAY

My Immortal – Evanescence
Johnny Yen – James
Cockney Translation – Smiley Culture

WEDNESDAY 12TH MAY

Heartland – The Sound
Message Understood – Sandie Shaw
Nostalgia – The Chameleons

THURSDAY 13TH MAY

Absolute – Scritti Politti
The Way It Is – Bruce Hornsby and The Range
That’s Entertainment – The Jam

FRIDAY 14TH MAY

God Is A DJ – Faithless
The Lovecats – The Cure
Fall On Me – REM

SATURDAY 15TH MAY

Little By Little – Dusty Springfield
I Will Follow – U2
A To Fade In – Adorable

SUNDAY 16TH MAY No

Ever Fallen In Love – Buzzcocks
Hey Little Girl – Icehouse
A Long December – Counting Crows

MONDAY 17TH MAY

Sister Europe – Psychedelic Furs
Without You I’m Nothing – Placebo
Telegraph Road – Dire Straits

TUESDAY 18TH MAY

Loose Fit – Happy Mindays
A Little Love And Understanding – Gilbert Becaud
Different Seasons – Johnny Hates Jazz

WEDNESDAY 19TH MAY

Haitian Divorce – Steely Dan
Nightmares – A Flock Of Seagulls
Next Year – Foo Fighters

THURSDAY 20TH MAY

Free Falling – Tom Petty
Try – Pink
Nature’s Law – Embrace

FRIDAY 21ST MAY

Phatt Bass – Warp Brothers vs Aquagen
Crash And Burn – Savage Garden
Loving And Free – Kiki Dee

SATURDAY 22ND MAY

Smack My Bitch Up – Prodigy
Cath Carroll – Unrest
Theresa’s Soundworld – Sonic Youth


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So we’ve all been put in a box again, for a few weeks, maybe more, who knows.

We have to find ways, entertaining ways in at that to pass the time and keep ourselves and others upbeat and positive.

A few of my Twitter friends run music polls.

Richard Shaw does years, best albums from a certain year, usually run every week on a Friday. Iain Crawford does artists. Recently, Gary Numan, currently Bob Dylan and futuristically, Neil Young. Jimmy The Mower doesn’t do polls at all and is far too busy although what lies within his music vaults is probably a best kept secret!

Anyway, those aforementioned are fairly extensive and what I’m embarking on here is equally so.

This project is inspired by through the night radio guru and all round good guy Dotun Adebayo who does a virtual Jukebox, I think once a week, where there’s a set theme and callers are invited to add to a playlist.

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So as my taste is reasonably eclectic and music should be all about sharing, right? I’ve scoured my collection to pick many, many favourite songs that incorporate pretty much most of the main music genres AND features artists from all around the world.

It’s taken me since just after 3am to compile the lists and then put all of the songs into RANDOMLIST, a kind of online tombola and I’ve ended up with twelve pools with ten groups in each pool and four songs in each group which is… well, one heck of a lot of songs. And there may be even more still.

As you’d imagine, each group will be diverse apropos genres and styles, some might even have two classic songs going head to head but remember what I said, it’s all about discovery and sharing.

So if you see something you don’t know, try it – have a good old listen. I’ll either have included the video in the Twitter thread anyway or I might do a post here relative to the group in question.

What I’m minded not to do is a splurge. Maybe this could be a slow burner with two groups each day, so as not to be a burden to others currently with projects afoot.

All that said, here are the dozen pools with the contained groups of songs so that you can see exactly what’s involved music-wise and just how tough some of them might be.

And all this will start fairly shortly on an internet somewhere near you.

THE REBELLIOUS JUKEBOX

SECOND ROUND

The second phase is where the real fun begins

All songs from hereon in in must battle it out throughout the year in head to head format.

Below is the up to date draw and just look at some of the mouth-watering ties ahead.

SONGS THROUGH SO FAR

Making Plans For Nigel – XTC – 92.3%

Debaser – Pixies – 72.7%

The Killing Moon – Echo and the Bunnymen – 70.6%

Run Like Hell – Peter & The Test Tube Babies – 54.5%

Pretty In Pink – Psychedelic Furs – 55.6%

Only Love Can Break Your Heart – Saint Etienne – 52.8%

Going Underground – The Jam by – 51%

Live To Tell – Madonna – 54.1%

Skateaway – Dire Straits – 54.4%

Senses Working Overtime – XTC. – 69.6%

Smash It Up – The Damned – 69.9%

Reel Around The Fountain – The Smiths in – 73.7%

Lorelei – Cocteau Twins 65.1%

All By Myself – Eric Carmen – 78.2%

Sweet Jane – Velvet Underground – 66.5

Jacket Hangs – Blue Aeroplanes 63.6%

Something That I Said – The Ruts – 80%

Twenty Four Hours – Joy Division – 87.1%

Ever Fallen In Love – Buzzcocks – 62.9% – 237 votes

Rhythm Of Cruelty – Magazine – 52.4%

Revolution – The Beatles – 63%

I Could Be Happy – Altered Images – 57.3%

Sexuality – Billy Bragg – 61.6%

Cath Carroll – Unrest – 69.6%

My World – Secret Affair. – 64.3%

The Sound Of The Suburbs – The Members – 68.9%

Asylums In Jerusalem – Scritti Politti – 54.4%

Monkey Gone To Heaven- Pixies – 82.2%

Primitive Painters – Felt – 84.5

God Only Knows – The Beach Boys – 65%

A Long December – Counting Crows – 53.7%

Teen Age Riot – Sonic Youth 61.7%

Antmusic – Adam and the Ants 70.4%

You Bastard – Alternative TV – 77.4%

Best Friend – The Beat – 69.3%

Hey Hey My My (Out Of The Blue) – Neil Young – 60%

Quadrophonia – Quadrophonia – 72.1%

They Don’t Know – Kirsty MacColl – 84.5%

If You’re Looking For A Way Out – Odyssey – 72.2%

Birthday – The Sugarcubes – 51.3%

American-English – Idlewild – 57.5%

I Don’t Belong – Fontaines DC – 58.2%

Crackling Rosie – Neil Diamond – 59.6%

Hey Little Girl – Icehouse – 50.2%

Waterfall – Atlantic Ocean – 51%

Fake Plastic Trees – Radiohead – 67.8%

And A Bang On The Ear – The Waterboys – 56%

Halcyon (And On) – Orbital – 67.8%

Smack My Bitch Up – Prodigy – 60%

Bodies – Sex Pistols – 50%

Releasse The Pressure – Leftfield – 50%

Australians In Europe – The Fall – 60.5%

Night Porter – Japan – 56.9%

Go Wild In The Country – Bow Wow Wow – 60.9%

I Know It’s Over- The Smiths – 78.9

India – Psychedelic Furs – 84.4%

Embarrasment – Madness – 56.5%

Tommy Gun – The Clash – 66.7%

I Want You – Elvis Costello -54.2%

I Feel Love – Donna Summer – 59.8%

My Own Summer (Shove It) – Deftones – 62%

Are ‘Friends’ Electric – Tubeway Army – 58%


Decades – Joy Division – 68.6%

Beauty Of The Ride – Sebadoh 50.7%

Union City Blue – Blondie – 63%


Climbing To The Moon (Jon Brion remix) – Eels – 73.9%

Red River Rock – Johnny & The Hurricanes 71.9%

Bloody Sunday – Stiff Little Fingers – 57.7%

Lay It Down – Magnapop – 60%

The Shape I’m In – Johnny Restivo – 52.4%

Great Fire –XTC – 58.6%

A Forest – The Cure – 79.2%

Harmony In My Head – Buzzcocks – 64.8%

The Hanging Garden – The Cure – 72.3%

Frittering – Mercury Rev – 83.6%

Well I Wonder –The Smiths – 61.7%

Whole Lotta Rosie – AC/DC – 62.9%

Hounds Of Love – Kate Bush – 60.3%

Holidays In The Sun – Sex Pistols – 63.4%

Grace Cathedral Park – Red House Painters – 52.1%

Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd – 52.4%

Pulling Mussels (From A Shell) – Squeeze – 58.2%

Fools Gold – Stone Roses – 68.6%

Towers Of London – XTC – 58.4%

This Is The Sea – The Waterboys – 54.5%

Where’s Captain Kirk – Spizzenergi – 50.3%

The Girl From Ipanema – Astrud Gilberto – 50.6%

Because The Night – Patti Smith Group – 50.9%

Ceremony – Joy Division – 88.4%

Lullaby – Low – 54.7%

God Is A DJ – Faithless – 52.2%

The Great Beyond – REM – 93%

I’ve Been Loving You (Too Long) – Otis Reddin g – 61.7%

The Happening – Diana Ross & The Supremes – 56.1%


Ashes To Ashes – David Bowie – 91.7%

Dignity – Deacon Blue – 53%

The Lovecats – The Cure – 59.7%

Bend And Break – Keane – 75.6%

FRIDAY 19TH MARCH

Is She Really Going Out With Him – Joe Jackson – 58.9%

Hard To Say I’m Sorry – Chicago – 60%

SATURDAY 20TH MARCH

Washer – Slint – 60.9%

No More Sorry – My Bloody Valentine – 92.2%

SUNDAY 21ST MARCH

Born Yesterday – Inspiral Carpets – 51.4%

Zion Gate – Culture – 65.7%

MONDAY 22ND MARCH

Yours Is No Disgrace – Yes – 57.4%

Going Missing – Maximo Park – 75.9%

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