7Songs - themed



This is an off-shoot of our 7Songs lists as started on Twitter at @7SongsCup. The intention of this is to generate themed song collections for each year. A season consists of 7 different lists generated at random from songs in my Google Play library.

Punters (that is you people) are to send in up to 7 of your favourite songs that match the theme. (See Disclaimer below before submitting). I will list songs in a linked forum and at the end of the season (7 different themes) we will have our 'Ultimate Themed Collection'.


@7Songs started as @AltMusicBrownlow. It was set up as an alternative to @MusicBrownlow where the 'big bands', stars and pop artists are being covered. 7Songs is more focused on rock-based bands, mostly of the heavier and/or alternative variety. That continues here with themed songs. Though I will be stricter on the choice of bands for 7Songs Seasons, try to stick to our niche here too. (I am not deploring other styles, it is just that they have their places and time in the lime-light.) When submitting your lists, think LOUD, not mellow)… and…
*First priority is that they are guitar-based!
*Ask yourself - would they play Soundwave (or similar festivals), appear in mags/websites such as Wall of Sound (Aus), Blunt, Hot Metal, Kerrang, Loudwireetc? JJJ is no guide anymore (though Faster, Louder might be, if it is still on). Just b/c something is on JJJ does not mean it is 'alternative' enough for here.
*Most bands will be punk, alternative, indie (as in what was called 'Independent Music in 90s & earlier), metal, hard rock, rock, ska, industrial and all of their related genres. The odd upbeat folky band might make it too (not slow country-indie-singer-songwriter-basically pop stuff; we want Celtic-folk-punk stuff).
*Avoid straight pop artists, country, blues, hip hop, rap, dance, electronica, soul, jazz, classical, R&B, indie-pop, ambient, all slow, 'indie' that remains really lo-fi and continually goes, "Dnn, Dnn, Dnn, Dnn." etc.
These are all just priorities. There may be exceptions, and of course there WILL be arguments regarding genre and whether or not a band is alternative or heavy enough… I know ;). We can play out the exceptions on the Twitter, (like we did with Beastie Boys and The Prodigy - both accepted BTW ;)). Happy punting and I hope you get into the spirit of creating lists with us :)


  • Each round is a separate THEME.
  • People are to list UP TO 7 of their favourite songs relating to that theme.
  • Each mention counts as 1 vote; there is no order for collections (though draws are decided upon by which song reached that score first).
  • Rounds typically last around 48 hours. This gives people a chance to 'check out' songs and search. (One of main purposes of doing this is for me, and hopefully others, to explore new music :))

Round Winner

  • At end of each round a leader board will be posted showing all songs that received MORE than 1 vote. (1 voters will be in a separate table on forums, but will play no further part).


  • Each Season will consist of 7 rounds.
  • After 7 rounds, there will be a Season Cup much like normal 7Songs runs.

7 Songs Themed Records

Top 7 List of Most Songs

These are the top 'Biggest Collections' (songs with more than 2 votes for each theme):

No of Songs Theme
17 Drugs
16 War
15 Rock
14 Hell
13 Sick, Bird
12 Ammunition, Down, Open Road

Top 7 Most Votes for Individual Song.

These are the highest ranking individual songs.

Votes Band/Artist & Song (Theme)
21 The Smashing Pumpkins - Bullet with Butterfly Wings (Ammunition);
16 Rage Against the Machine - Bullet in the Head (Ammunition);
15 Foo Fighters - Monkey Wrench (Primate); The Breeders - Cannonball (Ammunition)
14 Alice in Chains - Rooster (Bird); You Am I - Jewels & Bullets (Ammunition)
13 ACDC - Highway to Hell (Open Road); Mudhoney - Touch Me, I'm Sick (Sick)

Top 7 Highest Ranking Bands

This list ranks the bands that have placed several times. (1st = 3 points; 2nd = 2 points; 3rd = 1 point).

Points Band (Placings & Themes)
11 ACDC (1st: Rock, Open Road, Hell; 2nd: Hell);
6 Alice In Chains (1st: Bird & Down);
5 Foo Fighters (1st: Primate; 2nd: Sky); Pixies (1st: Think; 2nd: Primate); Queen (2nd: Monarch & Down; 3rd: Rock); Queens of the Stone Age (1st: Drugs; 2nd: Sick)
4 KISS (1st: Lucky; 3rd: Monarch); Guns 'N' Roses (2nd: Drugs & War); Sex Pistols (1st: Monarch; 3rd: Sun); The Smashing Pumpkins (1st: Ammunition; 3rd: EndIsNigh); Rage Against the Machine (2nd: Ammunition & Sun)

Other Bands with Multiple Placings

Points Band (Placings & Years)
3 Audioslave (2nd: Rock; 3rd: OpenRoad); Faith No More (2nd: Bird; 3rd: Stars)
2 Nirvana (3rd: Primate & Sick)



Season 1

(Forum Link))
Theme Collection (w 2+ Votes) Band & Top Song (Votes) 2nd Song (Votes) 3rd Song (Votes)
End is Nigh 18 R.E.M - It's the End of the World as We Know It (5) Nine Inch Nails - The Day the World Went Away (3) The Smashing Pumpkins - The End is the Beginning is the End (3)
Give It 22 Red Hot Chili Peppers - Give It Away (8) Pearl Jam - Given to Fly (6) The Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter (6)
Speedy 19 Ministry - Jesus Built My Hotrod (7) Motley Crue - Kickstart My Heart (6) Clutch - Crucial Velocity (3)
Drugs 31 Queens of the Stone Age - Feel Good Hit of the Summer (10) Guns 'N' Roses - Mr. BrownStone (9) Ammonia - Drugs (7)
Monarch 19 Sex Pistols - God Save the Queen (11) Queen - Princes of the Universe (4) KISS - King of the Nighttime World (3)
Primate 21 Foo Fighters - Monkey Wrench (15) Pixies - Monkey Gone to Heaven (12) Nirvana - Very Ape (9)
Lucky 15 KISS - Hard Luck Woman (6) PJ Harvey - Good Fortune (5) Social Distortion - Bad Luck (4)

Season 2

(Forum Link)
Theme Collection (w 2+ Votes) Band & Top Song (Votes) 2nd Song (Votes) 3rd Song (Votes)
Rock 28 ACDC - Let There Be Rock (7) Audioslave - Like a Stone (7) Queen - Stone Cold Crazy (6)
War 29 Black Sabbath - War Pigs (12) Guns 'N' Roses - Civil War (7) Metallica - One (6)
Stars 17 The Church - Under the Milky Way (10) David Bowie - Starman (8) Faith No More - Star A.D (4)
Sun 20 Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun (11) Rage Against the Machine - People of the Sun (6) Sex Pistols - Holidays in the Sun (4)
Aussie 14 Cosmic Psychos - Nice Day to go to the Pub (5) The Triffids - Wide Open Road (3) Spiderbait - Footy (3)
Pants 18 Magic Dirt - Dirty Jeans (11) John Spencer Blues Explosion - Bell Bottoms (7) Madness - Baggy Trousers (6)
Open Road 23 ACDC - Highway to Hell (13) Bruce Springsteen - Thunder Road (7) Audioslave - I am the Highway (6)

Season 3

(Forum Link)
Theme Collection (w 2+ Votes) Band & Top Song (Votes) 2nd Song (Votes) 3rd Song (Votes)
Bird 29 Alice in Chains - Rooster (14) Faith No More - Woodpecker from Mars (9) Iron Maiden - Where Eagles Dare (7)
Sky 31 Midnight Oil - Blue Sky Mine (8) Foo Fighters - The Sky is a Neighborhood (7) U2 - Bullet in the Blue Sky (6)
Think 21 Pixies - Where's My Mind? (9) Shihad - My Mind's Sedate (7) Powderfinger - Baby, I've Got You on My Mind (5)
Down 27 Alice In Chains - Down in a Hole (6) Queen - Tie Your Mother Down (5) 311 - Down (4)
Ammunition 24 The Smashing Pumpkins - Bullet with Butterfly Wings (21) Rage Against the Machine - Bullet in the Head (16) The Breeders - Cannonball (15)
Sick 31 Mudhoney - Touch Me, I'm Sick (13) Queens of the Stone Age - Sick, Sick, Sick (12) Nirvana - Aneurysm (9)
Hell 32 ACDC - Highway to Hell (12) ACDC - Hells Bells (10) Pantera - Cowboys from Hell (9)

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