When was the first
Readers Recommend column published?
What was the topic?
Who was the very
first person to contribute to a Readers Recommend
There was a mistake
made in the list of
songs named after
women. What was that mistake?
Although there is an
A-Z list and the writers declare they will not use
the same song twice, a number of songs were each used twice for two
different topics. What were the songs and what were
The rule about the
same song not being used twice applies to covers as
well. So two different versions of the same song
will not be playlisted.
However, this did happen jnadvertently once because the cover had a different
title and a different tempo, which made it sound
like a different song rather than a cover. What were
the two songs and what playlists were they in?
It happened a second
time because of the topic and the writer said he
would consider covers. What were the songs and
topics on that occasion?
And it happened a
third time, again, perhaps not inadvertently as the
songs were A Listed within a few months of each
other. What were they?
How many artists have
made the Readers Recommend playlist five times or
more? And who are they?
It's not uncommon to
see two song recommendations by the same person make
a playlist but what is the most songs recommended by
one person that has made a playlist? There is a tie
in this category as there are two people who have
achieved this. Who are they and what were the
What was the first RR
column Maddy Costa wrote? (She was subbing for
Dorian Lynskey at the time.)
Although the idea of
a B List didn't really get going until 2007, Dorian
issued two B Lists in 2006. What topics were they
The two B Lists in
2006 weren't the only alternative lists that year.
Dorian published three "Favorites" lists - that is
lists of the songs that were the most popular with
RR bloggers. What topics were those lists for?
A song that has made
the B List may someday make the A List for a
different topic but a song that has already made the
A List is usually dismissed for consideration for
future lists as "already zedded". However, on
a number of occasions, an A Listed song curiously made
the B List. What were the songs and what were the A
and subsequent B Lists they made?
There are a lot of
regular contributors to the RR blog and some have
had their recommendations A Listed many times. Who
are the top ten recommenders?
What is the longest
song title ever to make the A List?
How many pieces of
classical music have made the A List?
What is the most
number of different songs with the same title to
ever make an A List?
There have been many
related topics and topics that have overlapped, but
has the same topic ever been used more than once?