Readers recommend: share songs about adversity

Adverse conditions this week, but we are looking for your music recommendations that will lead us through. To learn more about how to interpret the theme, keep an eye on the comments.

You have until 11 pm, Monday, September 11, to post your application and make your motivation. Adjust RR collaborator Andrew Morrissey (known as Makinavaja in the comments) select your recommendations and produce a playlist, to be published on the 14th of September.

Here is a list of all the songs previously chosen, and therefore not eligible for the series.

If you want to volunteer to compile a playlist from the readers suggestions and, potentially, a blog about the selection process for the Guardian – please e-mail with the subject “RR guru”, or make themselves known in the comments.

Here’s a reminder of the guidelines for the RR:

Share with us why it is a worthy competitor.
Quote lyrics if helpful, but for copyright reasons no more than a third of a song’s words. If you share links, make sure that it is not appropriate to the permission of the author.
Listen to other peoples suggestions and add yours to collaborative Spotify playlist.
If you have a good theme, or if you want to volunteer to compile a playlist from the readers suggestions, please e-mail
There is a wealth of data on RR, including the songs that are “zedded”, at the Marconium. It is also said that the meaning of “zedded” (chosen for a previous playlist, so not eligible), “donds” and other strange words used by RR regulars.
Many RR regular also congregate at the ’Spill blog.