AMF WC Classics Edition 18

AMF WC Classics Edition

Poll ended at Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:43 pm

Janelle Monae - Cold War
8
9%
Fiona Apple - Hot Knife
6
6%
Curtis Mayfield - Move on Up (Extended Version)
6
6%
Charles Mingus - Track C Group Dancers
4
4%
Elton John - Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding
5
5%
The Carpenters - Superstar
4
4%
Marlena Shaw - California Soul
6
6%
France Gall - Poupée de Cire, Poupée de Son
7
7%
Lana Del Rey - Ride
7
7%
Marina & The Diamonds - Mowgli's Road
7
7%
Edith Piaf - La Foule
5
5%
The Divine Comedy - Tonight We Fly
3
3%
Led Zeppelin - The Ocean
4
4%
Pierre Henry - Psyche Rock
4
4%
Built To Spill - Carry The Zero
3
3%
Go West - King of Wishful Thinking
2
2%
Benny Mardones - Into the Night
3
3%
Pierro Umiliani - Mahna Mahna
5
5%
Bob Dylan - Jokerman
3
3%
The Adolescents - Who is Who
2
2%
 
Total votes: 94

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AMF WC Classics Edition 18

Postby spiritualized » Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:43 pm

First of all, my most sincere apologies for the delay - I moved to the Southern region of France (near Toulouse), leaving my family in Blois (where they will stay until we sell the house :? ) As a result, new job and all, very little time for my favorite past time - the AM Forums. So my apologies for keeping you waiting...

Secondly, a huge drop of interest (-20 votes in a week) --> talk about this chart to your mates, girlfriends, partners in crime, whatever. It is more interesting if more people take part !

Welcome to instalment n°18 of the Classics Chart, where YOU get to nominate and vote for the best songs ever in a tournament to the death !

:scared-shocked: 77 votes last week (-20 votes)
:scared-shocked: Back to n°1 for Janelle Monae's Cold War
:scared-shocked: 4 new entries : Fiona Apple / Charles Mingus / Marina & the Diamonds / Edith Piaf
:text-bump: Cabaret Voltaire (equal ranking to BtS but lower ranking the previous week), Placebo and Sheena Ringo are kicked out this week !
:text-bump: No Hoffer this week

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Built To Spill Carry The Zero doesn't seem to be available in Europe, here is the YT link



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

The AMF WC Classics Hall of Fame playlist :




Top Chart (number of weeks as n°1)

The Smiths - How Soon is Now (2)
Nina Simone - Feeling Good (2)
The Beach Boys - God Only Knows (4)
Annie - Heartbeat (1)
Stevie Wonder - Superstition (2)
Curtis Mayfield - Move on Up (Extended Version) (2)
France Gall - Poupée de Cire, Poupée de Son (1)
Janelle Monae - Cold War (4)

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Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 18

Postby StevieFan13 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:46 pm

Welcome back!
My nomination this week is: The Cranberries - Dreams
Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand - Sir Duke (1976)

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Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 18

Postby Brad » Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:15 pm

Elliott Smith - I Didn't Understand

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Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 18

Postby Nassim » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:41 pm

Thanks spiritualized for nominating my 3rd favorite Built to Spill song (top 200 or all time) ! I'd have kept it for late October though to give it a boost for the 1999 poll ;)

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Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 18

Postby Rob » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:20 am

spiritualized wrote:Secondly, a huge drop of interest (-20 votes in a week) --> talk about this chart to your mates, girlfriends, partners in crime, whatever. It is more interesting if more people take part !


The top 1000 song list plus the AM Moderately Acclaimed Albums game take up pretty all my listening time at the moment. Both will be a lesser factor after this week, so I hope I will give more time to both these charts.

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Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 18

Postby Rdwdbob » Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:27 pm

Cutting Crew - '(I Just) Died In Your Arms'

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Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 18

Postby spiritualized » Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:08 pm

Violent Femmes - Life is a scream

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Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 18

Postby Mulholland » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:08 pm

COLORS by Utada Hikaru

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Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 18

Postby Romain » Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:45 am

Françoise Hardy - Mon amie la rose
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ICFtXx546A

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Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 18

Postby spiritualized » Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:22 am

Nassim wrote:Thanks spiritualized for nominating my 3rd favorite Built to Spill song (top 200 or all time) ! I'd have kept it for late October though to give it a boost for the 1999 poll ;)

Aïe.. yes, I guess timing could have been better.
Tell me : what are the first two BTS songs at the top of your list ( and no, I don't mean the Korean Superstars)

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Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 18

Postby Nassim » Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:36 pm

spiritualized wrote:
Nassim wrote:Thanks spiritualized for nominating my 3rd favorite Built to Spill song (top 200 or all time) ! I'd have kept it for late October though to give it a boost for the 1999 poll ;)

Aïe.. yes, I guess timing could have been better.
Tell me : what are the first two BTS songs at the top of your list ( and no, I don't mean the Korean Superstars)


Velvet Waltz is pretty much tied as my favorite song ever, and Broken Chairs always gets me right in the feelings (especially the whistled part for some reason).

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Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 18

Postby Rdwdbob » Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:13 am

If Benny Mardones makes it through the next round is there any chance we can have the original version from the ‘Never Run Never Hide’ album on Spotify? It feels so much more emotional and vital than the watered down version posted here. Much appreciated. Great original track.

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Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 18

Postby DaveC » Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:30 am

Brian Eno - Golden Hours

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Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 18

Postby spiritualized » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:39 am

Sad coincidence, but Steve Soto from the Adolescents passed away a few days ago. If you haven't listened to the band's debut, rush to your favorite streaming platform and cast an ear to one of the best punk albums of all time.

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Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 18

Postby Rob » Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:57 pm

So, I finally voted again. After some period where I only particapated every now and then, I think I can keep up again for hopefully a long time (well, I actually go on holiday in two weeks, so I won't vote then, but I hope you get what I mean).

But I want to give some feedback on this game. Last week 15 of the 20 songs progressed. One of them only got 2 votes. I know there were precious few nominations and votes, so that played into it, but I felt for some time that this game became too easy on songs. It loses a lot of point as well as excitement if so many of them make it to another week. I think if the rule that only 10 progresses becomes a hard line it would be a much more interesting game. This means you have to fill up the list yourself if there are no nominations of course. Maybe you could do it by picking random songs from the top 10.000.

Another idea, that could be done soon, is perhaps picking random songs that only get one vote in the current song poll. That would be a nice way to pick obscure gems that are possibly unknown.

Of course, these are only suggestions. Do with it what you will. Any thoughts on this?



Oh, and I'll nominate what is perhaps the least known song in my own top 1000:
The Shanghai Restoration Project - dark HORSE

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Re: AMF WC Classics Edition 18

Postby spiritualized » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:24 pm

Thanks for your input Rob, I think it boils down to two things :

1- Either this is a project to identify the most "popular" songs amongst the huge universe of music and therefore allow songs to push through if there are too few nominations (something I am really quite surprised about... I thought we would be rife with noms)
2- Or it's a discovery channel for favorite songs, which get the spotlight for a few weeks and disappear again.

Initially I thought the first goal was the right one, hence the qualification of songs which would not have made it by the original chart rules. But it seems I was wrong - and indeed, qualifying with two votes shouldn't really happen.

I will try your suggestion and see what happens. I'd love some feedback from other forumers, if they wish to give it on this particular subject ?


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