Music Monday: Near Misses for the Year

I started off the year by posting the NEAR MISS songs (ones that just missed the cut for TOP 12) with the announcement of the month’s playlist – I completed January and February on the blog, but then ended up only allowing time to write the selected 12 songs.

I still have the NEAR MISSES on my phone, so I thought it would be great to reminisce on songs that almost made it each month of 2017 (starting with March). *A few of the songs ended up in a later month’s playlist and they are marked in green*


“When I grow up” Michelle Shocked

“Esque” Oak House

“”Soft music” Jacaszek

“Dog days are over” Florence and the Machine

“Silent cause” Paper Kites

“Sophisticated Lady” Duke Ellington

“Postcard to Nina” Jens Lekman

“Flash delirium” MGMT

“Turns within me, turns without” Paper Kites

“Invisible Prisms” Globelamp




“Yellow Sea” Madame Ghandi

“Sunken Garden” William Tyler

“The wolf is free” Lily and Madeline

“Stuck in the south” Adia Victoria

“Saturn” Sufjan Stevens

“Monsoon” Hippocampus

“Maybe tomorrow” Stereophonics

“Hey Matt” Walter Martin

“If I didn’t have your love” Leonard Cohen

“Travelling Light” Leonard Cohen

“Your hand in mine” Explosions in the sky

“Cherry blossoms”

“Once they banned imagine” Drive-by truckers


“Honey bee” Zee Avi

“Fit against the country” Horsefeathers

“Sexual tension” Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears

“A man is not his song” Feist


“Royko” Jason Molina

“Raise Hell” Sir the Baptist

“Heaven” Sir the Baptist

“Patterson and Leo” Pinegrove

“That’s All” Seasick Steve

“Be the one” Ting Tings

“Mother” Overcoats

“Total Gift” Emily Haines

“Believer” Imagine Dragons


“Lullaby for Klaus” Thor and Friends

“Revelator Eyes” Paper Kites

“Dare you to move” Switchfoot

“Impacilla Carousing” Ting Tings

“Could I be” Sylvan Esso

“Hollow” Shugo Tokumaru

“Coffee House Blues” Lightnin Hopkins



“Slow Prisoner” Thor and Friends

“California, Here We Come” Phantom Planet

“Learning to Breathe” Switchfoot

“You don’t know what love is” The White Stripes

“Vektor” Shugo Tokumaru

“Cotton Tail” Duke Ellington

“Belle” Jack Johnson

“African Flower” Norah Jones

“Song” Sylvan Esso

“Young Lady, You’re Scaring Me” Ron


“El Cicion” Cafe Tacuba

“Temptation” New Order

“Better Company” Horsefeathers


“EVA” Public Service Broadcasting

“Valentina” Public Service Broadcasting

“Pump it” Black Eyed Peas

“Not so sure” Dawg Yawp

“Lonely” Jamila Woods


“Alive in 85” Broken Social Scene

“Push on for Dawn” Corinne Bailey Rae

“Deer Life” Beck

“No Distractions” Beck


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