My #NotbytheMisfits Song Challenge Results

I haven’t kept up with these for the most part, but March was a special month. Not only did it mark the one-year Anniversary of (most of us) being in ostensible lockdown, but it also featured the first three-way collaboration on one of these song challenges. I’m grateful that the pandemic brought me together with Matt Gever and back together with Marissa Tisch. Both have been fun bouncing songs off each morning, and they’ve also been great about reminding me of when Jewish holidays have come around. Happy belated Passover, by the way. I hope those of you celebrating found that afikoman.

Below you can find my selections for 30 songs this month that were not written by Glenn Danzig or the Caiafa brothers (though let’s be honest, the number of great Misfits songs that Danzig had nothing to do with number in the single digits).

  1. Mean Jeans – “Life on Mars”
  2. Converge – “Eagles Become Vultures”
  3. The Putz – “She’s a Brat”
  4. The Rezillos – “No”
  5. The Offspring – “Want You Bad”
  6. The Libertines – “Horror Show”
  7. Indochine – “Marilyn”
  8. The Gaslight Anthem – “’45′”
  9. Chixdiggit – “323”
  10. The McRackins – “Candy”
  11. Los Nikis – “El Imperio Contraataca”
  12. Nothing – “Blue Line Baby”
  13. Sweet – “Ballroom Blitz”
  14. Klaus Nomi – “Total Eclipse”
  15. Frustration – “Assassination”
  16. Schlitz – “Destroy Babylon”
  17. Fastway – “Trick or Treat”
  18. Oasis – “Digsy’s Dinner” (seriously; that band was not meant to outlive Tony McCarroll)
  19. Against Me! – “Scream Until You’re Coughing Up Blood”
  20. Choking Victim – “Infested (the Lindane Conspiracy Vol. 1)”
  21. Tyler Childers – “Born Again”
  22. Tom Waits – “Dirt in the Ground”
  23. Ween – “Push th’ Little Daisies”
  24. Jerry Reed – “Eastbound and Down”
  25. The Muffs – “Lucky Guy”
  26. Green Day – “Brain Stew”
  27. Randy – “Rockin’ Pneumonia and the Punk Rock Flu”
  28. Aerosmith – “I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing”
  29. Def Leppard – “Rock of Ages”
  30. Jimi Hendrix Experience – “Manic Depression”

Now that we are coming up on the one-year anniversary of these song challenges, I may retire them (or at least pass the torch) for a bit. HOWEVER, since April is my birthday month, I couldn’t resist the urge to hijack the thing to go out with a bang. That’s all you’re getting until it goes live tomorrow morning at 8am ET.

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