AMF WC Classics Edition 05

AMF WC Classics Edition

Poll ended at Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:28 pm

Nina Simone - Feeling Good
12
8%
The Smiths - How Soon is Now
13
8%
The Beach Boys - God Only Knows
17
11%
David Bowie - Golden Years
11
7%
Isaac Hayes - Walk on By (LP Version)
10
6%
A Tribe Called Quest - Scenario
10
6%
CSS - Let's Make Love and Listen to Death from Above
8
5%
Natalie Imbruglia - Torn
8
5%
The New Pornographers - Letter from an Occupant
8
5%
dEUS - Instant Street
7
4%
Beth Orton - Stolen Car
6
4%
Mouse on Mars - Kanu
2
1%
Pylon - Stop It
2
1%
My Morning Jacket - One Big Holiday
5
3%
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
15
9%
Komar & Melamid & Dave Soldier - The Most Unwanted Song
2
1%
Avishai Cohen Trio - Eleven Wives
3
2%
The Antlers - Bear
7
4%
Nightcrawler ft. Dana Jean Phoenix - Genesis
2
1%
Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin - Je T'aime Moi Non Plus
10
6%
 
Total votes: 158

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AMF WC Classics Edition 05

Postby spiritualized » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:28 pm

Welcome to instalment n°5 of the Classics Chart, where YOU get to nominate and vote for the best songs ever in a tournament to the death !

:scared-shocked: Excellent turnout on with 192 votes - thank you for your loyalty !
:scared-shocked: Well deserved top spot for Nina Simone this week
:scared-shocked: New entries from Nina Simone / CSS / Natalie Imbruglia / The New Pornographers
:text-bump: John Cale / Spoon & Aphex Twin are out !

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Enjoy voting for your favorite 10 songs... a difficult feat !

Top Chart (number of weeks as n°1)

The Smiths - How Soon is Now (2)
The Beach Boys - God Only Knows (1)
Nina Simone - Feeling Good (1)

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Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 05

Postby spiritualized » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:29 pm

oh boy ? The most unwanted song is 21:58 ? Title + length, I am becoming worried

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Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 05

Postby BleuPanda » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:35 pm

So, are you considering having five weeks be the limit until entering the hall of fame or whatever it will be called? I'm getting kind of tired of How Soon is Now (and it's in my all-time top 100).

I was pleasantly surprised to see CSS make it; it always felt like one of those oddball acclaimed songs that other people didn't appreciate as much, but I guess there are plenty of fans.

My nomination will be a new discovery from the past week that pretty quickly became a favorite that I'm also sure won't do too well (and thus I'll be pleasantly surprised if it does!):
Huggy Bear - Her Jazz

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Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 05

Postby Henrik » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:40 pm

Alright, this week I’ll nominate something that’s considered a classic by many.

Underworld - Dark and Long
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Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 05

Postby BleuPanda » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:43 pm

Henrik wrote:Alright, this week I’ll nominate something that’s considered a classic by many.

Underworld - Dark and Long



God, I wish it was...

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Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 05

Postby Bang Jan » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:55 pm

Scott Walker | The Seventh Seal
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Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 05

Postby StevieFan13 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:58 pm

BleuPanda wrote:So, are you considering having five weeks be the limit until entering the hall of fame or whatever it will be called? I'm getting kind of tired of How Soon is Now (and it's in my all-time top 100).

I was pleasantly surprised to see CSS make it; it always felt like one of those oddball acclaimed songs that other people didn't appreciate as much, but I guess there are plenty of fans.

My nomination will be a new discovery from the past week that pretty quickly became a favorite that I'm also sure won't do too well (and thus I'll be pleasantly surprised if it does!):
Huggy Bear - Her Jazz

It works the same as the usual chart, in that if a song makes it to 8 weeks on the chart, it gets into the hall of fame (and I wouldn't necessarily say you have to re-listen to it every week if you know it).
Also, my nomination this week is a bit of a deeper cut that is nevertheless in my all-time top 5:
Soul Coughing - Screenwriters Blues
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Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 05

Postby Brad » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:11 pm

Robert Johnson - Come On In My Kitchen

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Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 05

Postby spiritualized » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:32 pm

BleuPanda wrote:So, are you considering having five weeks be the limit until entering the hall of fame or whatever it will be called? I'm getting kind of tired of How Soon is Now (and it's in my all-time top 100).

I was pleasantly surprised to see CSS make it; it always felt like one of those oddball acclaimed songs that other people didn't appreciate as much, but I guess there are plenty of fans.

My nomination will be a new discovery from the past week that pretty quickly became a favorite that I'm also sure won't do too well (and thus I'll be pleasantly surprised if it does!):
Huggy Bear - Her Jazz


I haven't seen many reactions to your proposal - anybody want to comment on this ? 8 weeks or 5 weeks to go in the Hof ?
I think the proposed rule about allowing so many top 500 songs is going to be too much hard work double checking whether they qualify or not.
The aim of the classics edition was to limit the "engagement" rules to allow as much freedom as possible.

I agree with you about CSS, I voted for it as this was my introduction to the song AND the artist - and I liked it.

As for your nomination - consider it seconded. I used to REALLY like it at the time of its release, but I haven't heard it in sooooo long....

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Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 05

Postby spiritualized » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:42 pm

And my own nomination : The Prodigy - Full Throttle

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Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 05

Postby Rob » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:14 pm

The Underdog has finally been crushed by the Man. So I allow myself a new nomination. And it will be:

Laura Nyro - Once It Was Alright Now (Farmer Joe)
One of those songs from a relatively famous album that will never become acclaimed by itself, despite its breathless brilliance.

spiritualized wrote:I haven't seen many reactions to your proposal - anybody want to comment on this ? 8 weeks or 5 weeks to go in the Hof ?
I think the proposed rule about allowing so many top 500 songs is going to be too much hard work double checking whether they qualify or not.
The aim of the classics edition was to limit the "engagement" rules to allow as much freedom as possible.

I did react last week, but to repeat: I think a longer length help for the feel of some kind of hit list. I think is 8 weeks is an ideal number.
I'm also against more rules (even if I admit that my heart sunk when last week both Superstition and Je t'aime moi non plus were also added; come on, everybody either loves these songs already or will never care). But why not a name change? That "Classic" title seem to work misleading. I guess calling it something like "Tip List" is taking it too far. Maybe something like "Treasure Chest" or anything along those lines? Perhaps someone can come up with something better?

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Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 05

Postby Nassim » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:13 pm

BleuPanda wrote:So, are you considering having five weeks be the limit until entering the hall of fame or whatever it will be called? I'm getting kind of tired of How Soon is Now (and it's in my all-time top 100).


As long as songs from the top 500 (or at least 200) of last poll are fair game, I'll vote for 5 weeks.
That being said I want to root for one of the highest ranked songs in AM that did not make our last top 1000 :Jackie Wilson - (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher

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Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 05

Postby Brad » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:45 pm

I vote for 8 weeks, and include anything.

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Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 05

Postby Sweepstakes Ron » Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:02 am

I will nominate "The Bottle" by Gil Scott-Heron. Bizarrely, although it appears that only live versions are on Spotify (at least in the US), the original studio version actually is there – under the name "Gill Scott".

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Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 05

Postby JohnnyBGoode » Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:52 am

The Divine Comedy - A Lady of a Certain Age

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Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 05

Postby Rdwdbob » Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:58 pm

Brad wrote:I vote for 8 weeks, and include anything.


Seconded!

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Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 05

Postby BleuPanda » Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:25 pm

I love how The Most Unwanted Song is actually much better than The Most Wanted Song from the same project.

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Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 05

Postby Rob » Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:46 pm

BleuPanda wrote:I love how The Most Unwanted Song is actually much better than The Most Wanted Song from the same project.


The biggest irony is that The Most Unwanted Song fails in what it tries to be. It's way to well thought-out to become the most unwanted song.

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Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 05

Postby spiritualized » Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:29 pm

Just FYI, I have taken onboard all your suggestions.
I elected to leave it to the 8 weeks Hall Of Fame deadline until that deadline comes.

The chart looks top heavy at the moment, but I relish the fact that only two of the first week's nominations have made it this far.
It seems a lot of us got really excited at the idea of having their nominations going to the Hof, but looking at the noms this week, this may peter out and we are seeing a majority of hidden gem nominations. A name change is not ruled out, but I am not keen on establishing rules. The AM Forumers may find their own chart stability by their own accord :)


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