THE WOOF 200 FOR 2014 – Part Two: Honorable Mentions

 

As I stated in the intro, even though I’m getting ready to post a top 200 songs, there were well over 250 in the running at one point and I’m sure I could have pushed onto 300 with little or no effort. Which means there are plenty of songs that I *wanted* to highlight, but won’t get around to. So for the sake of completeness (and to pad this whole process out just THAT much more), here they are, all the songs that I had percolating in my musical brew before ultimately deciding they weren’t quite top 200 material.

 

(Presented alphabetically because why the hell not. YouTube links provided where available.)

 

(Hed) P.E. – “Jump The Fence”

21Octayne – “The Heart (Save Me)”

21st Century Goliath – “Cold Hearted Woman”

Ace Frehley – “Space Invader”

Axel Rudi Pell – “Hey Hey My My”

Blues Pills – “No Hope Left For Me”

Cage The Gods – “A Thousand Times”

Cage The Gods – “Badlands”

California Breed – “All Falls Down”

California Breed – “The Way”

Captain Black Beard – “Aiming For Love”

Captain Black Beard – “Bad Girl”

Crazy Lixx – “Hell Raising Woman”

Drive-By Truckers – “Pauline Hawkins”

Drive-By Truckers – “Shit Shots Count”

Elbow – “Fly Boy Blue/Lunette”

Flying Colours – “Mask Machine”

Fozzy – “One Crazed Anarchist”

Fractures – “Twisted”

Framing Hanley – “Criminal”

H.E.A.T – “Mannequin Show”

H.E.A.T – “Point Of No Return”

H.E.A.T – “Tearing Down The Walls”

Hey Vanity – “Some May Say”

Hey Vanity – “Worldly Possessions”

Iced Earth – “Highwayman”

Iced Earth – “Plagues Of Babylon”

In This Moment – “Sick Like Me”

Judah & The Lion – “Hold On (Hippy Dance)”

Judah & The Lion – “Sing Me Your Song”

Judas Priest – “Redeemer Of Souls”

L.R.S. – “Almost Over You”

L.R.S. – “Livin’ 4 A Dream”

Lenny Kravitz – “New York City”

Little Foot Long Foot – “Woman”

Moonshine – “The Devil’s Road”

Nasty Habit – “Don’t Bring Me Down”

Night Ranger – “High Road”

Panic Room – “Incarnate”

Panic Room – “Nothing New”

Powerman 5000 – “How To Be A Human”

Red Dragon Cartel – “Fall From The Sky (Seagull)”

Rich Robinson – “The Giving Key”

Royal Blood – “Come On Over”

Rubicon Cross – “Bleed With Me”

Rubicon Cross – “Moving On”

Sebastian Bach – “Temptation”

Sebastian Bach – “All My Friends Are Dead”

Spiders – “Mad Dog”

Spiders – “Shake Electric”

Toseland – “Crash Landing”

The Trews – “The Sentimentalist”

The Trews – “Under The Sun”

Triosphere – “The Heart’s Dominion”

Trust Divided – “Sail On”

U2 – “Sleep Like A Baby Tonight”

The Wind And The Wave – “It’s A Longer Road To California Than I Thought”

The Wind And The Wave – “My Mama Said Be Careful Where You Lay Your Head”

Winger – “Midnight Driver Of A Love Machine”

Winger – “Rat Race”

You Me At Six – “Too Young To Feel This Old”

 

And with that we’re finally ready for the actual top 200. For what it’s worth, I have tried to limit my choices to songs that were officially released in 2014. Usually that means that the album they were originally on was released this year, avoiding songs from 2013 albums that got a single/video release sometime in the past 12 months. I occasionally make an exception to that rule when it comes to pop songs, since I don’t really listen to those albums and would only have been exposed to the single in the year it came out. There’s also a few tracks on the list which are on albums that don’t come out until sometime in 2015, but since the advance single hit early enough in 2014 I managed to really absorb it early. I break my own rules. So be it.

 

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