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Suggestions for future Categories

Since talking about what our next categories should be is always a popular topic. I think it would be great if we have a thread to do just that! So everyone time to start brainstorming for future possible categories.

Feel free to suggest unique and interesting categories or ones that you are just dying to have.

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20s
30s
Pre-50's
00's
1st Time
Acapella
Acoustic 1 2
Alcohol and Drugs
All about that Bass
Androgynous
Anti-Human-Voice-Week
Bad Rep
Barbershop music
Bollywood
Boy Bands
Celebrity Namecheck
Conversating with song titles
Dedicated Artists Game
Dusty Springfield
Elton John
Florence and The Machine
Imagine Dragons
Lana Del Ray
Queen
Degrees of Separation
Expanding Horizons
"Father" Based Game 12
Family Acts
Female Alt Pop
Festival Internacional de Benicassim
Flop Songs 12
"Girl/Boy"
Girl Bands
Girl power
Hippie Jungle Dancing
Inhuman/Unnatural/Doctored
Isle Of Losers
Jams and Garage bands
Je chante en français
K-Pop
Length-based Competitions 1234
"Letter" Based Competitions 12
"Local Heroes"
Lo-fi
Loud songs
Love Songs
Lyric Profundity
Mashups
Monsoon
Most played song on your iTunes or equivalent program
Music About Music
Music Video
National Anthems
New Phone Who Dis?
Niche
Non-Vocals
No percussion
Nostalgia tracks
Openly Positive
One-hit Wonders
Only Aussie songs
Original Source Material
Television Soundtrack 12
Video Games Soundtrack
Oscar Nominated Songs/Oscar Performances
Outsider Music
Peel Slowly and See
Politically incorrect songs
Pornogrind
Psychedelic
Relating to Reality Shows:
Artists who started on Reality Competition Shows
Reality TV background music
When People stop being polite and start getting Real
"Remakes of BSG Song Contest Entries"
Rap/Hip hop
Same song title as a previously nominated song
Seasonal Themes:
Easter
Leif Erikson Day
Spring
Secret Mantra
Slow Remixes of Fast Songs
Smilie, Like Your Heart Is Breaking
Soft Rock
"So Cheesy!"
Solo efforts by people who are/were in well-known bands
Song Pairs
"Songs based on a particular mood"
Pensive Morning
Rage Time
"Songs that make you cry"/Songs that are sad 123
Songs by people who possess any kind of an academic degree
Songs featuring animal voices and sounds
Songs from Olympic Games years
Songs from The Southern Hemisphere 12
Songs sung by Gay and Lesbian singers
Songs sung in two different languages
Songs that contain evil things
Songs that have been sampled
Songs that make you twerk
Songs that remind you of a TF Member
Songs where an animal is said
Songs whose title is a name
Songs with distorted guitar
Songs with multiple parts/groups of songs
Songs with obscene/vulgar lyrics
Songs you like by artists you don't like 1 2 3
Songs you like from genres you typically don't
Sonic Palette
Sonic Diversity / Compact Humanity
Soul/R&B
"Subversive"
Super Open Category
Synth-pop
The Ancient Mystic Society of No Flo's
The BSG Sound of 2015
The Devil Has The Best Tunes
The Dream Of the 90's is alive in BSG
The Great American Songbook
The Language Of Love
"The Rhythm of Life"
The Song Game Leagues
Titles or Artists that share TFBSG nicknames/names
Trip Hop
To Chav or Chav Not
Tu Vuo' Fa l'Americano
Under the Influence
Undiscovered Treasures
Unexpected combo
Unguilty Pleasures
Updated Decade
Vulture Songs
Worst Songs 12

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In honor of our fabulous participants:
Dedicate a song to a TFBSG player
Anti-Hugues Daniel Week
Songs that Mustafina will never submit 1 2
Songs with whom Banana won't reach the final
....

Songs That Sam Stosur Could Be Dancing To
Songs where in video, a giraffe eats biscuits while running

Categories already picked:

40s
50s
60s
70s
80s
90s
21st Century
2014
2015
33⅓
AdeyC
Artists not yet submitted in the game
Avant-garde
Biology
Birth Year
Blind Reflection
Body Parts
BSG Discovered Artists
Celestial
Collaborations
Colours
Country
Covers
Creative Categories (i.e. Close Encounters of the Musical Kind)
Debut Single
Deceased Artists "Sadly Deceased" "Dearly Departed"
Duets
Electric
Eurovision Artists
Fantasy v Reality
Favourite Re-Discoveries
Figurative Language
First Names
Folklore
Food/Drink
Funk
Game 100
Genres That Are Underrepresented "Isle of Misfits" "Peninsula Of Misfits"
Geography
Girl Groups
Grand Opening
Guilty Pleasures
Hard Rock/Metal
Ice v Fire
Indie
Indelible Vocal Performance
In The Mood For Lust
Insanity
Instrument Based Games "Get Horny"
Instrumental
Late Night
"Letter" Based Competitions (A, B, D, E, I, J, N, O, R used so far)
Life Sucks
Light v Darkness
Live (Dramatic)
Love Life In A Song
Love Scorned
Monsters and Co
Mother Based Game "Mummy's Army"
Movie Soundtracks
Music Dealmaker
Music From Africa
Music From Asia
Music From Canada
Music From Jamaica
Music From Latin America
Music From the Mediterranean
Music From the United Kingdom
Music From the United States
My Best Kept Secret
Native Language
New Discoveries
NME
No Lana Del Ray
Non-English
Numbers
One Word Titles
Only Males "Let's Hear It For The Boys" "No Woman No Cry?"
On The Road
Party Mix
Personal Theme Songs
Positive Message
Potential Beyoncé Covers
Previously Un-Nominated songs
Protest Songs
Questions
Quiet
Rap & Hip Hop
Reality TV Songs
Rock
Scandinavia
Seasonal Songs ("Autumn Playlist", Christmas songs, Summer, "Winter Playlist")
Second Chances
Shvedbarilescu
Singer/Songwriters
Sinister
Shorts Songs (YouTube videos with songs under 2:40)
Slow Burners
Songs Based On The Grand Slams (Melbourne, Paris, London, New York)
Songs For Your Favorite Tennis Player
Songs Of Tough Life And Death
Songs That Inspire
Songs That Lift Your Spirits Up
Songs That Make You Dance
Songs That Make You Feel Better
Songs That Should Have Been A Single
Songs While Drunk
Stranded
Transportation
Vocal Jazz
Weather
Wedding/Funeral
WTF?


Looking for any more possible ideas? This thread and the following editions provide a rich amount of possible categories one can potentially use: https://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=324029

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Bollywood! Though that would never happen
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Bollywood! Though that would never happen
I wouldn't be opposed to that! And I'm sure you have another supporter in Pratik too, our resident Bollywood music expert. Or I think.
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Artists not yet submitted in the game
70's
00's
50's or older
First Song (any artist, but have to be the first song they ever released, was the one I would've picked if Mr Sandman had been one place higher in the girls group theme )

This can't last. This misery can't last. I must remember that and try to control myself. Nothing lasts really. Neither happiness nor despair. Not even life lasts very long. There'll come a time in the future when I shan't mind about this anymore, when I can look back and say quite peacefully and cheerfully how silly I was. No, no, I don't want that time to come ever. I want to remember every minute, always, always to the end of my days.
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maybe one on niche songs like ones with hardly any likes on youtube

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60s again
Songs By Never Before Nominated Artists
Wedding/Funeral Songs
More "Letter" Based Competitions (e.g. "B")
Maybe a "father-based" competition like there was for our dear mothers. Would be good in a couple of months around Father's Day

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maybe one on love songs or is that tooo sappy?

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60s again
Songs By Never Before Nominated Artists
Wedding/Funeral Songs
More "Letter" Based Competitions (e.g. "B")
Maybe a "father-based" competition like there was for our dear mothers. Would be good in a couple of month around Father's Day
In most of the world father's day was back in June

This can't last. This misery can't last. I must remember that and try to control myself. Nothing lasts really. Neither happiness nor despair. Not even life lasts very long. There'll come a time in the future when I shan't mind about this anymore, when I can look back and say quite peacefully and cheerfully how silly I was. No, no, I don't want that time to come ever. I want to remember every minute, always, always to the end of my days.
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In most of the world father's day was back in June
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Music from Asia

50s

Pres 50's

2000"s

2010's

Artists who started on Reality Competition Shows(IE any Countries version of X Factor,The Voice,Pop Idol)
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I've thought for a while that a "Guilty Pleasures" category could be interesting. It would be songs that people are ashamed to admit that they like. Could be interesting.

One hit wonders would be another.


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Christmas Songs - yes I was am and still serious about it.
I am absolutely in favour of a Christmas songs contest, but please, not in August. Seriously though, I would be disappointed if we don't have a Christmas themed game sometime this December.

Actually the idea of seasonal contests and contests related to specific dates make a lot of sense to me. Two contests I would very much like to see happen are a Horror/Scifi themed contest to take place around Holloween, October 31 and a contest to honor the 10th anniversary of the passing of the UK's greatest ever disc jockey John Peel, also this October. I feel particularly strongly about the John Peel contest. This is a man who probably had a greater influence on British music between 1970 and 2005 than any other person on the planet. A contest in which on could select from all the artists who have ever recorded a session for Mr Peel would result in a fine contest and a fitting tribute to the great man.

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Artists not yet submitted in the game

First Song (any artist, but have to be the first song they ever released, was the one I would've picked if Mr Sandman had been one place higher in the girls group theme )
Both of these are excellent sugestions, I'd say. I particularly like the first song contest. It is remarkable how often an musician's best recording turns out to be their first. Very often, musicians that start out with some great ideas and ideals will quickly because worn down and jaded by the music industry over a period of time and hence often a musician's early work is the most unique, honest and fresh of their career.

A few people have suggested a contest of artists never before selected, and I have to say I would be very much in favour of such a contest. Any contest that encourages the participants to dig a little bit deeper is a good thing as far as I'm concerned. As it happens I have selected an artist not previously selected in every game of these contests thus far.

Obviously 1970s, 1950s, and even 2000s are all worth doing too, and yeah hopefully it wont be too long before we revisit the 60s as that does seem to have delivered very satisfactorily.

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60s again
Wedding/Funeral Songs
More "Letter" Based Competitions (e.g. "B")
Maybe a "father-based" competition like there was for our dear mothers. Would be good in a couple of month around Father's Day
All great suggestions, although, yeah, ideally the best time to do a Fathers-based contest probably would be around Fathers Day.

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Artists who started on Reality Competition Shows(IE any Countries version of X Factor,The Voice,Pop Idol)
I don't object to a Reality Contestants category exactly. In fact, I wouldn't object to any category any contest winner selected. If a contest winner wants to choose this as a category that is their choice. I have no doubt such a category would find the necessary participants too.

I have to say however, on principle if such a category was selected, I would without question make that the 1st contest I did not participate in. I feel nothing but loathing towards the whole trend of reality song contests and my participation in such a game would inevitably be a divisive one anyway, hence such a contest would be much better off without me. That is to say nothing of the fact that I doubt I could find a song I would find suitable for such a contest, and I would inevitably hate almost all the selections.

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I've thought for a while that a "Guilty Pleasures" category could be interesting. It would be songs that people are ashamed to admit that they like. Could be interesting.

One hit wonders would be another.
I'm sorry but I have to say, my gut instinct tells me a "Guilty Pleasures" contest would almost surely result is a very low standard contest full of songs of acknowledged embarrassing taste. It is not a contest I would encourage any more than I would encourage a reality TV contest. But like the reality TV contest, if a winner of a game chose this as their category that would be their decision. I think that is another one I would be wise to sit out.

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One hit wonders would be another.
I love the idea but it could be tricky cause an artist who may be a 1 hit wonder in one country may have several hits in another.
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Artists not yet submitted in the game
70's
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50's or older
First Song (any artist, but have to be the first song they ever released, was the one I would've picked if Mr Sandman had been one place higher in the girls group theme )
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60s again
Songs By Never Before Nominated Artists
Wedding/Funeral Songs
More "Letter" Based Competitions (e.g. "B")
Maybe a "father-based" competition like there was for our dear mothers. Would be good in a couple of month around Father's Day
I like these ideas.

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I am absolutely in favour of a Christmas songs contest, but please, not in August. Seriously though, I would be disappointed if we don't have a Christmas themed game sometime this December.

Actually the idea of seasonal contests and contests related to specific dates make a lot of sense to me. Two contests I would very much like to see happen are a Horror/Scifi themed contest to take place around Holloween, October 31 and a contest to honor the 10th anniversary of the passing of the UK's greatest ever disc jockey John Peel, also this October. I feel particularly strongly about the John Peel contest. This is a man who probably had a greater influence on British music between 1970 and 2005 than any other person on the planet. A contest in which on could select from all the artists who have ever recorded a session for Mr Peel would result in a fine contest and a fitting tribute to the great man.
Fine I'll wait till around December. Surely by then I'll get a win.

I like the idea of seasonal contests and contests relating to specific dates also. The seasonal contests I can see be very festive occasions and the specific dates bringing forth very well thought out categories. I can see what SilverPersian did with his category being used in these situations. So totally in board with them!
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I ruined the possibility of White Christmas winning in the Christmas theme

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