song fight! submission
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Take It Outside
Your Band Name

This is formed from your band name (not including "the"), all lower case, with no spaces, an underscore, and an acronym of the title (or in the case of one word titles, the title), followed, of course, by a period and the file extension "mp3". MP3's only! We do not post .m4a or other file types. More info in the faq.

You wouldn't think we would need to say this, but use the actual title as shown and your actual band name, kapeesh?

Here's how it works. Click the names to listen, then check the boxes next to your favorites to vote for as many as you like, but at least two. Check all the good ones, don't check any of the bad ones, then press the vote! button to register all of your votes at once. One round of voting per fight per customer, please.
how it works
Song Fight! is a free online songwriting competition.
We provide a title, you write a new song for the title and email us an MP3 by the deadline. We post the songs, listeners vote for a winner. There is no prize. See the FAQ for full details.
next week's fight
Take It Outside
Due: Tuesday, 06/02/20 9:59am PDT

optional challenge: Use at least three instruments
yourbandname_tio.mp3 sent to (full instructions)
last week's fight
Expert Opinion
In my expert opinion, as an expert on comparing two numbers, The Gross Tones beat Vom by one vote. Better luck next time Vom!
five years ago
ten years ago
Jewel of India
winner: Torrentz
fifteen years ago
I'm Not Impressed
winner: Puce
Mean to Me
winner: Sell Crazy Smalltown Mike
High Enough
winner: Deshead
song news
COVID-19 Global Pandemic
Please stay safe and stay healthy and follow all your local/regional/national government guidelines and mandates. We'll be trying to offer shorter, more frequent fights for folks who want to spend more time making music. Also check the boards as the community has already started organizing side fights. For now we're going to hope Song Fight Live 2020 will still happen but we'll keep monitoring the situation and announce if there are any developments. Song love!
Song Fight! Live 2020 Berkeley Aug 28-29!
We've secured a great venue in Berkeley CA for Song Fight! Live #20 on August 28th and 29th! We'll be returning to The Starry Plough, site of Song Fight! Live 2017. Start making your plans to come rock out with us and celebrate 20 years of Song Fight!
Submission Email Auto Reply Disabled For Now
We have temporarily disabled the automatic confirmation email. You should receive a manual confirmation of receipt of your submission for now.
Nur Ein XV
The annual 8-week elimination tournament Nur Ein is underway! A record 41 participants threw their hats into the ring for Round Zero. 25 earned spots in the competition and are moving on to Round One. This year's judging panel consists of all four members of last year's two finalists, Vom Vorton and Owl of winners Vowl Sounds, and Glenn Case and Mo of runners-up Agony Sauce, as well as Ben from The New Ugly podcast. Follow along on the boards.
Original Flava Coverfight COVID-19 Special Edition
Mike Lamb managed to squeak in one more side fight before the start of Nur Ein. It's an "Original Flava" Coverfight in which fighters cover each others' songs. More details on the boards!
New Lucky Witch & the Righteous Ghost Album!
Long time fighter Niveous's current band Lucky Witch & the Righteous Ghost have a brand new album out called "New Ways to Make Mistakes". Check it out on their bandcamp page here!
New Rachael Layne Album
Long time fighter Rachael Layne's debut album is out now on bandcamp and includes many great songs from Song Fight and more. Go get it!
Gift of Music
For some quarantine fun Mike Lamb organized another round of Gift of Music in which Song Fighters cover songs selected by other Song Fighters. Check it out!
Rest In Peace, John Prine
COVID-19 took another songwriter today.
Rest In Peace, Adam Schlesinger
Adam Schlesinger, co-founder of the New Jersey power-pop group Fountains of Wayne and Emmy- and Grammy-winning songwriter for film, television, and theater, died Wednesday from complications related to COVID-19. He was 52.
Rest In Peace, Brother Machine
In some very sad news, Seth Gibbs, aka Brother Machine, super talented Song Fighter of "old times" 2003-2004 passed away recently. He was a great songwriter and musician who participated online as well as in real life at several live events including Song Fight! Live 2004 in Austin, TX. You can watch his set from that show on Glenn Case's YouTube channel and see Seth invite folks up to accompany him spontaneously to great effect. We'll be covering some of his songs in a tribute, check the boards for more details.
got news of interest to songfighters? playing a gig? got a new cd out? send your song news here.