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by babydoll
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!
Replies: 353
Views: 104975

Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Rob wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:24 pm
And a lot of people still dislike Enya I guess.
I remember just being gobsmacked that Enya did well enough in the yearly polls to quality for the decade poll. No other artist received that response from me. (For the record, I do quite like Enya and that song.)
by babydoll
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!
Replies: 353
Views: 104975

Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

No songs with the bottom three deciles empty, but there are four instances with a lone wolf in those sections. New Year's Day - babydoll The Killing Moon - FrankLotion Sweet Child o' Mine - mileswide Once in a Lifetime - Moonbeam Explain yourselves! I never did think U2 were particularly interestin...
by babydoll
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!
Replies: 353
Views: 104975

Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

I am so unbelievably proud of Eurythmics right now. The song didn't even make the top ten of the year!
by babydoll
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!
Replies: 353
Views: 104975

Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Wow, "Atlantic" City and "Rockin' in the Free World" had a major fall! Particularly sad about the latter, obviously.

Moonbeam, you need to edit the "Fools Gold" entry.
by babydoll
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!
Replies: 353
Views: 104975

Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

My least favorite song is finally out. Yay.
by babydoll
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Album Ranking Software Issue
Replies: 10
Views: 4830

Re: Album Ranking Software Issue

What happens is that I will change the list, and then it will ask me to save, and I will save it but it forces me to save it somewhere else on my computer and then I go back in to the ranker and it has reverted. I’ll try again tonight though! Ooh. I actually ran across that problem. The problem was...
by babydoll
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!
Replies: 353
Views: 104975

Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Moonbeam wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:37 am
If I could throw this lifeless lifeline to the wind:

Brad (289/300)
Damn, that was brutal. :o
by babydoll
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!
Replies: 353
Views: 104975

Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

I'm proud of "Like a Virgin" doing better than "Borderline" and "Live to Tell" (which I thought were generally more better received on here than "Like a Virgin"). Though I'm not surprised that I'm the only one that's a "biggest fan" of that one. I am not a big fan of the Master Blaster song as indic...
by babydoll
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!
Replies: 353
Views: 104975

Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

I am not a big fan of the Master Blaster song as indicated by my rating of 83. I enjoy listening to the song occasionally, but was disappointed with it after all of Stevie's fantastic songs in earlier years. Songs were still major favorites at that mark, in my case. It's interesting to see how much...
by babydoll
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Album Ranking Software Issue
Replies: 10
Views: 4830

Re: Album Ranking Software Issue

I don't know about the file you've received, but did you close the "Album List.txt" file? It's like a regular Word document in that there's a pop-up whenever I press the exit command, asking me whether I want to save the changes I made.
by babydoll
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!
Replies: 353
Views: 104975

Re: AMF Top songs of the 1980s!

Well, that was a shocker coming from StevieFan13.

"Sexual Healing" did so poorly compared to last time. :(
by babydoll
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Final 1980s Poll: Instructions and Links
Replies: 62
Views: 24453

Re: Final 1980s Poll: Instructions and Links

One vote for songs first.
by babydoll
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Final 1980s Poll: Instructions and Links
Replies: 62
Views: 24453

Re: Final 1980s Poll: Instructions and Links

I'm definitely submitting the albums and songs list, but it'll be towards the very end. I'm currently at the 155 albums mark and hoping to get some more before the deadline.
by babydoll
Thu May 23, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1983 Poll
Replies: 155
Views: 116982

Re: Albums and Songs of 1983 Poll

Alright, 1983. A relatively strong year, though admittedly it doesn't quite beat 1981 or 1982 for me. Notedly, Yumi Matsutoya makes her third appearance at the top of the albums from my contributions. It seems that she dominated the early '80s (and most of the '70s) for me, but unfortunately her dec...
by babydoll
Thu May 02, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1982 Poll
Replies: 126
Views: 83299

Re: Albums and Songs of 1982 Poll

I'm pleasantly surprised at how well "The Day Before You Came" did. It's a song that absolutely deserves to be called a classic, but it has strangely eluded that status.
by babydoll
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1982 Poll
Replies: 126
Views: 83299

Re: Albums and Songs of 1982 Poll

MTV made its debut in the latter half of the first year of the '80s, and you can really start to see its impact on the musical landscape after only a few months. This year alone, we get Michael Jackson's Thriller , the definitive album of the MTV era, and we even get Madonna debuting this year. Trul...
by babydoll
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Discussion thread for 1982 Michael Jackson, Leaving Neverland
Replies: 34
Views: 23853

Re: Discussion thread for 1982 Michael Jackson, Leaving Neverland

Maybe it's just me, but I've always had this detached image of celebrities in general (movie stars, singers, quarterbacks, etc.). While it's always appalling when someone does bad things - and I long ago reconciled with the fact that MJ probably did abuse these children - whenever, I listen to Thri...
by babydoll
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Discussion thread for 1982 Michael Jackson, Leaving Neverland
Replies: 34
Views: 23853

Re: Discussion thread for 1982 Michael Jackson, Leaving Neverland

Maybe it's just me, but I've always had this detached image of celebrities in general (movie stars, singers, quarterbacks, etc.). While it's always appalling when someone does bad things - and I long ago reconciled with the fact that MJ probably did abuse these children - whenever, I listen to Thril...
by babydoll
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll
Replies: 179
Views: 102200

Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

The first year of the decade (yes, I'm one of those people) and it's a fantastic start. I don't know what's up with the "weak year" status it's been given, because it's false. In fact, I think I liked 1981 better than 1980. Albums: 01 | Yumi Matsutoya | 昨晩お会いしましょう [Sakuban Oaishimashō] 02 | Grace Jo...
by babydoll
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll
Replies: 179
Views: 102200

Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

Hmm. I hadn't thought of counting points across years - I didn't follow the 90s poll that closely, and with the new wildcard point system, it makes it a little tricky. I suppose I could assign wildcard points as the sum of the points across the multiple years divided by the number of unique voters ...
by babydoll
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll
Replies: 179
Views: 102200

Re: Albums and Songs of 1981 Poll

These are from 1980. Care to replace them? If it is like Listyguy says above, then songs from earlier ’80s years should not be replaced, should they? Hmm. I hadn't thought of counting points across years - I didn't follow the 90s poll that closely, and with the new wildcard point system, it makes i...
by babydoll
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums and Songs of 1980 Poll
Replies: 187
Views: 101056

Re: Albums and Songs of 1980 Poll

Alright, Moonbeam, I've officially contributing to this poll. :D Shamelessly ripping off the format from Dan. Albums: 01 | Yumi Matsutoya | 時のないホテル [Toki no Nai Hotel] 02 | Akiko Yano | ごはんができたよ [Gohan ga Dekita yo] 03 | Prince | Dirty Mind 04 | Pretenders | Pretenders 05 | Grace Jones | Warm Leathe...
by babydoll
Fri May 11, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Vulture - Rock Hall Inductees Best to Worst
Replies: 7
Views: 5549

Re: Vulture - Rock Hall Inductees Best to Worst

They had the author Bill Wyman on Sirius XM's Volume channel this morning to talk about this list and I understand it's his opinion and he's entitled to it but he didn't have very good reasons for some of his choices. Yeah, tell me about it. I raised my eyebrows at him calling ABBA "a joke" and ins...
by babydoll
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums + Songs of 2017 ~ List Thread
Replies: 86
Views: 40224

Re: AMF Favorite Albums + Songs of 2017 ~ List Thread

StevieFan13 wrote:You may be pleased to know "Bodak Yellow" is now outside of the top 50 (although I still enjoy it, honestly).
Why is liking "Bodak Yellow" a bad thing?

Poor Dua Lipa for barely making any lists this year when "New Rules" was the best song of the year.
by babydoll
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 65828

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread

prosecutorgodot wrote:
Henry wrote:Madonna - True Blue (189, 1398, 722)
This is a great pop album. Better than Like a Virgin and Like a Prayer in my opinion.
It's really overrated in my opinion. I've never warmed up to it.
by babydoll
Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 65828

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread

Henry wrote:The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour (210, 1080, 95) - Why does this album outperform in the AM polls? Is it because of Strawberry Fields Forever?
Because it's amazing?
by babydoll
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: MCCh 2017 (16) September 15
Replies: 12
Views: 6748

Re: MCCh 2017 (16) September 15

bootsy wrote:Don't forget about Jessie Ware, Charli XCX, Kelela, King Krule, Weezer, U2, and everyone's favorite Taylor Swift ;) :greetings-waveyellow:.
Charli XCX is not releasing an album before the end of the year. I swear her label hates her.

At least we have the great Number 1 Angel mixtape.
by babydoll
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 65828

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread

Henry wrote:Is there any chance one or more of these didn't make it to the top 1000?
I don't think I'm spoiling anything when I say very slim chance.
by babydoll
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 65828

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread

I guess I want to know in case I host another poll, what's the ideal rate to reveal the list? All Time Songs poll? Minimum 250, maximum 1000 songs ... please! :mrgreen: BleuPanda did the last songs poll, not to mention plenty of tournaments since then, so I don't want to put the pressure on him rig...
by babydoll
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 764
Views: 279798

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

notbrianeno, Tracy Chapman's album is not called Like a Prayer.

You're doing great. If you need help, tell me.
by babydoll
Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 764
Views: 279798

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

Boo-yah! I tend to shy away from Pitchfork's pretentiousness, but this time I think the pretentiousness is warranted. You liked that quote? Don't get me wrong, the quote picks here a generally great to amazing, but this description of ABBA as a great tragic music band is as forced as they come. It ...
by babydoll
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 65828

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread

StevieFan13 wrote:Does Billy Joel have a prayer at this point? I'm starting to lose hope.
The Stranger was #334 in 2014. That's all I'll say. Maybe it completely dropped out, maybe it's the same, or maybe it rose.
by babydoll
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 764
Views: 279798

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0000/484/MI0000484383.jpg?partner=allrovi.com #583. Annie | Anniemal (2004) # of Voters: 5 | Score: 357.068 Rank in 2014: #1011 AM 3000 Rank: #2820 Top Fans: Moonbeam (#7), Babydoll (#14), SweepstakesRon (#35), NotBrianEno (#99) https://images-na.ssl-image...
by babydoll
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 764
Views: 279798

Re: Re:

Yeah, as I says I think the last people who vote don't consider any international album (outside UK/USA/Canada) and dilute the votes of African and Latin American albums. Actually, the previous version of the AMF lists had better positions for albums that here are outside the top 500. I must admit ...
by babydoll
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:13 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 764
Views: 279798

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

Just remember that increasing to 1000 would massively increase the amount of time it would take to compile everything together, especially since there's so much variance in how some songs are listed. I still have nightmares over making sense of Voodoo Chile/Voodoo Child/Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)...
by babydoll
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 764
Views: 279798

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

Thank God there was a maximum. After 1,000 you're just showing off. Even 500 seems plenty. I agree with 500 for albums. But for songs , it would be interesting to have a maximum of 1000. I was going to suggest this for next year. I see multiple sprawling lists and I just think maximum 1000, minimum...
by babydoll
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 17.32
Replies: 14
Views: 4911

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 17.32

Sad to see Dua Lipa struggling while Liam Gallagher made it to the Hall of Fame.
by babydoll
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 764
Views: 279798

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

I didn't know there was a minimum! Only a maximum. 50 albums should be fine! Oops. We'll let NotBrianEno take care of this. Honestly, I think twenty was a little too bare for such a ballot. I honestly thought you had edited it and extended your post, otherwise I would've called out on it and the ru...
by babydoll
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 764
Views: 279798

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

I have at least a semi-decent feeling that most of the albums on my list stand a good chance at ranking high, since I only picked 20. Then again, I think it might take a miracle for The Stranger to make it much higher (and I'd be very surprised, albeit very pleased, if it somehow made the top 500)....
by babydoll
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 764
Views: 279798

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

I have at least a semi-decent feeling that most of the albums on my list stand a good chance at ranking high, since I only picked 20. Then again, I think it might take a miracle for The Stranger to make it much higher (and I'd be very surprised, albeit very pleased, if it somehow made the top 500)....
by babydoll
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 764
Views: 279798

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

I didn't even vote for Donna Summer, much less being the biggest fan. I'm pretty sure that score was for Chic.
by babydoll
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 764
Views: 279798

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

notbrianeno, you may want to look at the biggest fans for the last two. I'm 100% sure you got it wrong.
by babydoll
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Jirin's Listening Music Discovery Game
Replies: 116
Views: 29560

Re: Thinking of listening project for 2017

I get the definite impression that it's saying that getting into crime, abandoning your parents, etc is a symptom of having higher aspirations that you currently have, and generally being unhappy with your station. 'Dreams are hopeless aspirations In hopes of comin' true' But you conveniently left ...
by babydoll
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Jirin's Listening Music Discovery Game
Replies: 116
Views: 29560

Re: Thinking of listening project for 2017

The message of Waterfalls never quite sat right with me. “Don’t take any risks, stay in your comfort zone forever. Or else you may end up feeling bad.” THAT IS NOT WHAT THEY'RE SAYING! "Don't go chasing waterfalls" is a metaphor for "don't make choices that'll affect your life negatively," honestly...
by babydoll
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 65828

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread

I hate that I can't make any comments here, having seen the results. I will say this since this is my opinion: The Velvet Underground & Nico trumps OK Computer any day of the week. I kind of figured that The VU might strike again :-( Oh, I meant in my opinion, VU&N is way better than that Radiohead...
by babydoll
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread
Replies: 242
Views: 65828

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- Prediction Thread

I hate that I can't make any comments here, having seen the results.

I will say this since this is my opinion: The Velvet Underground & Nico trumps OK Computer any day of the week.
by babydoll
Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS
Replies: 764
Views: 279798

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- RESULTS

Is the Sheena Ringo album actually available somewhere? I'm not seeing an easy source on youtube and none of her stuff is on spotify. Not seeing it on itunes or amazon mp3 either; there are CD imports, but they're pricey. Hint: With a lot of Japanese artists, you may have to go the illegal download...
by babydoll
Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Weekly Chart 17.31
Replies: 12
Views: 5507

Re: AMF Weekly Chart 17.31

I apologize if this has already been nominated before, but I'd like to nominate Dua Lipa's "New Rules," which is a heck of a song. I pray it becomes a hit in the U.S.

Oh, and you have "I Promise" listed twice in the Spotify Hall of Fame playlist.
by babydoll
Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread
Replies: 361
Views: 138426

Re: AMF Favorite Albums of All-Time -- List Thread

Bruno wrote:Any update, guys?
I'm now helping notbrianeno and Sweepstakes Ron with the update.
by babydoll
Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cold War II
Replies: 6
Views: 9221

Re: Cold War II

North Korea tends to be more the subject of jokes than anything over here, and so does Donald Trump for that matter. A lot of people here treat both Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump to be a joke. Of course, there are people who don't treat Trump like a joke, but that's a different story. I'm just getti...