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2016

31.12.16

Songs & Places ends year 2016 at 511 titles, 78 countries and 26 languages.

29.12.16

Sixty-four members of the Red Army Choir were killed in a plane crash on Christmas Day. Here's Dniepr in their memory.

24.11.16

New country, Uzbekistan, brought by Lasse Johansen and Samarkand. The song was written by Thorstein Bergman, whom I remember from his Dan Andersson album.

11.11.16

Just found out that Neil Young's back on Spotify. On this site he can be heard here and here.

11.11.16

This Friday morning news came of the death of Leonard Cohen. It's a sad day following another three days before.

13.10.16

Nobel prize in literature won by Bob Dylan! Story on Guardian website.

21.9.16

Peli poikki! Mielenosoitus fasismia ja rasismia vastaan. Helsinki, Kansalaistori–Senaatintori, lauantai 24.9. klo 12-15.

12.8.16

With Catherine Sauvage and La Tour Eiffel we are there, at 500 titles.

5.8.16

Today, at just seven steps to the goal, a new country. Libya is S&P country no. 77 and has a FIFA ranking of 93.

27.7.16

So, what country is placed exactly at position 100 in the FIFA ranking at this date? Yes, I knew you'd know! That's the 76th country on the site.

6.7.16

Oh yes, a train song. Perhaps not in the most traditional vein, but a train song all the same. The first on the site even?

5.7.16

Some tracks no more found on Spotify. These titles have new featured songs: Alabama, London, Ohio.

4.7.16

As the final week of UEFA Euro 2016 begins, another FIFA country, ranked at 158, enters the site. Thanks for Puerto Rico go to Vaya Con Dios and Mr. Seppo O.

1.7.16

Into July with a new language, Hawaiian! Nanakuli was recorded by Iwalani Kahalewai, who seems to have been known as "the Hawaiian Nightingale".

11.6.16

New country, Czech Republic. On the banks of the Moldau, the controversial group Ost+Front.

4.6.16

Niin monta Moskovaa etusivulla juuri nyt. Onkohan musta tullut nisti, sellainen putinisti?

4.6.16

New language, Polish. Moskwa gets wild towards the end with its Stalinas and Leninas. But what of its Stalinas and Leninas? No idea.

1.6.16

FIFA was kind enough to grant us a new country. Gibraltar is the 73th country on the site. With no FIFA ranking.

26.5.16

Sibelius just got on the site, only six months late for his big anniversary year. Shame on us?

24.5.16

Bob Dylan 75 today. Releases Fallen Angels, a new album covering Sinatra and others.

22.5.16

A new favourite! Rolf Zacher in Kottbusser Tor. An economy of means making a wealth of impact.

21.5.16

Hieno päätös Lauantain toivotuille tänään. Monica Zetterlund ja Mikael Wiehen ikihieno Ska nya röster sjunga.

19.5.16

Texas singer-songwriter Guy Clark died on 17 May at the age of 74. He made music, he went places. We have one of those on site: Baton Rouge.

18.5.16

Republic of the Congo, country #72. Brought by Brazzaville, which again was brought by Nzongo'Soul, not by Brazzaville.

14.5.16

Jurmo. In memoriam Lasse Mårtenson (24.9.1934–14.5.2016)

19.4.16

Jimmy Webb Helsingin Juhlaviikoilla 22.8. Ei laulajana sitä mitä lauluntekijänä, mutta lauluntekijänä legenda. Jo yksin tämän takia.

5.4.16

With Aleppo and Syria, number of countries up to 71.

29.2.16

Added on leap day, 29 February 2016. Lars Reichow on the town of his birth. Mainz.

9.1.16

And, today, the first Beatles song added to the site. Penny Lane by Lennon-McCartney.