Readers recommend: share your songs with schadenfreude

What songs take malicious pleasure in the misfortune of others? Make your suggestions in the comments by Monday 11 April

For this week’s readers recommend we want your nominations to be songs about – or including – schadenfreude.

You have until 11pm on Monday 11 April to post your nomination and make your justification in the comments.

This week’s theme was suggested by DaddyPig after a previous guru introduced the concept in his blog:

Congratulations Scott, a splendid mix of thoughtfulness and laughs in that write-up. It was interesting to think about what fitted and what didn't, and to realise that chart pop like Meghan Trainor can fit the bill - delighted to see her there !

I loved that last sentence... Have we done "Songs About / With Schadenfreude" ?

Next week’s playlist will be curated by our new “guru”, regular RR contributor Pairubu. If you would like to volunteer to compile a playlist from readers’ suggestions – or potentially blog about the process/selection for the Guardian – please email matthew.holmes@theguardian.com, or make yourself known in the comments.

Here’s a reminder of the guidelines for RR:

  • Tell us why it’s a worthy contender.
  • Quote lyrics if helpful, but for copyright reasons no more than a third of a song’s words.
  • Provide a link to the song. We prefer Muzu or YouTube, but Spotify or Soundcloud are fine.
  • Listen to others people’s suggestions and add yours to a collaborative Spotify playlist.
  • If you have a good theme, or if you’d like to volunteer to compile a playlist from readers’ suggestions, please email matthew.holmes@theguardian.com.
  • There’s a wealth of data on RR, including the songs that are “zedded”, at the Marconium. It also tells you the meaning of “zedded” (picked for a previous playlist so ineligible), “donds” and other strange words used by RR regulars.
  • Many RR regulars also congregate at the ’Spill blog.

We’d like to learn a bit more about you and what you love. Each week, alongside RR, we’ll be asking you to tell us more about the songs you’ve nominated through our GuardianWitness page. We want to hear the stories, see the photos – of gigs, of moments, of your record sleeves – that you associate with the songs you have nominated. You can also share your theme ideas.

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