song fight! submission
email specifications:

Lightning Rod
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
Lightning Rod
Due: Monday, 01/17/22 9:59am PST

optional challenge: Vocal call, instrumental response
yourbandname_lr.mp3 sent to (full instructions)
last week's fight
If You Believe It
If you believe in numbers, Phlub edged out Dave Stiles by just one vote, for the win!
fight anniversaries
Auld Lang Syne
winner: Paco del Stinko
A Conversation
winner: Billy and the Psychotics
Pink Ribbon
winner: Chuck the Bear Hostess Mostess
A Woman On Paper
winner: Eight Legged Oedipus
Floating Bridge
winner: MC Frontalot
song news
New EP out by Giraffes for Wings
Giraffes for Wings has a new EP called Float Day available on Bandcamp. It contains poppy synth and guitar tunes, including revamped entries from Song Fight and SpinTunes, plus a couple all-new songs.
New Robyn Mackenzie album out
Robyn Mackenzie has a new album out! Equal parts psychedelic grunge and sultry alt-pop, "Covered in Love" explores themes of spirituality, addiction, and mental health. It's available on Bandcamp and SoundCloud
New Phlub album
Phlub (aka Phlebia, etc.) has released an experimental EP made entirely with FM synths and samples. "It's neato!" says Phlub. Check out "Other Planets Have Culture" on BandCamp.
The Pannacotta Army release self titled album
The Pannacotta Army have an album imaginatively titled "The Pannacotta Army". 13 songs to like, hate or ignore, many of which started life as Song Fight! entries. It's out on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music and all other reputable services that pay a pittance. Cheers (editor: And Pandora!)
New Sockpuppet album
The fourth Song Fight!-focused Sockpuppet album, entitled Songs of Substance, is on track for an October release, with a bunch of fight and sidefight entries reworked and maybe even improved. Preorder it on Bandcamp. Or don’t.
Rest in peace, Blue Lang
Blue Lang, a pillar of the Song Fight community in the '00s, passed away recently. Share your memories here, pay tribute here, and check out the songs for the inaugural "sonofgearfight". We'll miss you, Blue!
Pigfarmer Jr releases new album "Uncharted Waters"
Pigfarmer Jr new album "Uncharted Waters" is available now on BandCamp, featuring Song Fight entries that have been polished up and made ready for prime time. Check it!
Balance Lost release new album "Inaction"
Balance Lost's new album "Inaction" is available now on BandCamp. It features songs from Song Fight, Nur Ein, and more. Check it out!
Nur Ein XVI is over and Crown Shy won!
The sixteenth iteration of Nur Ein has finished! Head to Nur Ein site. Congrats to Crown Shy!
Glenn Case releases another new album!
Glenn Case's latest release is "On A Roll"! No, it's not an album of Rick Astley covers, but, it is an album of songs titled using lyrics from "Never Gonna Give You Up". Check it!
Berkeley Social Scene releases a new album!
Check out the release of a new album from prolific Song Fight! stalwarts Berkeley Social Scene, called "Secret Places Hidden Spaces", out now on BandCamp and streaming services! Includes Song Fight winners "Skeleton Key", "Two Hits", "You'll Know When It When You See It", and more!
Jon Eric releases new album "Stages"
Check out the latest release from long time fighter Jon Eric, "Stages", featuring Song Fight entries, songs from his winning run of Nur Ein XV this year, and more!
Final Seth Gibbs (aka "Brother Machine") Album
The final works of the incredible Seth Gibbs, old school Song Fighter under the name "Brother Machine" among many others, has been released and you can find "We Are All Connected" on BandCamp. Rest in peace, Seth, you are sorely missed.
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. Song love!
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.
got news of interest to songfighters? playing a gig? got a new cd out? send your song news here.