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AM Best Songs Poll Predictions

Postby StevieFan13 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:53 pm

You knew it was coming: post here with your predictions about which songs are probably going to do well in the poll. The expected, the unexpected, the popular deep cuts and unpopular hits.

I guess the first question is: which songs from the current AM top 1,000 do you think will not make it? Given that it'll be the top 2,000 instead of 1,000, they very well could all make it. But which ones do you think have the lowest chance, given the forum's tastes?
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Postby StevieFan13 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:09 pm

Based on the eclectic but collective tastes I see among AMers, some that I feel might have a bit of trouble (unless I haven't been looking hard enough) are:

1000. Madness - Our House*
999. King Krule - Dum Surfer
992. Panda Bear - Bro's
990. Rae Sremmurd feat. Gucci Mane - Black Beatles
986. Van Halen - Runnin' with the Devil
980. Jimmie Rodgers - Blue Yodel (T for Texas)
977. Solange - Losing You*
976. The Allman Brothers Band - Ramblin' Man
972. Chuck Berry - Sweet Little Sixteen
968. Charli XCX - Boys*
966. The Contours - Do You Love Me*
960. Lonnie Donegan - Rock Island Line
948. Bob Dylan - All Along the Watchtower (I think Jimi Hendrix's version is gonna get in no problem, possibly top 100)
945. Future - Mask Off
944. Journey - Don't Stop Believin'*
942. Little Richard - Lucille
940. Warren Zevon - Werewolves of London*
921. Slade - Cum On Feel the Noize**
919. The O'Jays - Back Stabbers*
917. Naughty by Nature - O.P.P.*
905. Justin Timberlake feat. T.I. - My Love*
897. Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five - The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel***
896. The Ventures - Walk - Don't Run
893. Rhythim is Rhythim - Strings of Life
864. Japandroids - The House That Heaven Built*
860. 50 Cent - In Da Club*
859. Lil Wayne - A Milli
855. The Crickets - Not Fade Away
851. Beyonce - Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)
850. Run-DMC - It's Like That*
846. Klaxons - Golden Skans
831. The Penguins - Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)
828. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Crosstown Traffic
823. Nine Inch Nails - Hurt (while I wouldn't totally rule it out, it's much more likely that Johnny Cash's version will get in)
818. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Have You Ever Seen the Rain
817. Michael Jackson - Rock with You*
810. Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band - Night Moves
809. Kelis - Caught Out There*
800. Bobbie Gentry - Ode to Billie Joe*
799. Cardi B - Bodak Yellow*
796. Kiss - Rock and Roll All Nite
794. The Rolling Stones - Start Me Up
775. Drake feat. Majid Jordan - Hold On, We're Going Home*
767. Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris - We Found Love
753. Bo Diddley - I'm a Man
747. Usher - Climax*
735. Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock - It Takes Two*
715. Dizzee Rascal - Fix Up, Look Sharp*
705. Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs - Wooly Bully
694. The Coasters - Yakety Yak
684. Azealia Banks - 212
669. Missy Elliott - Work It*
660. The Weeknd - Can't Feel My Face
637. Britney Spears - ...Baby One More Time (if only Babydoll had voted...)
635. Kelis - Milkshake
624. Tyler, the Creator - Yonkers
612. The Knack - My Sharona*
604. Ian Dury - Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
586. R. Kelly - Ignition (Remix) (and good riddance)
585. Salt 'n' Pepa - Push It*
554. Rihanna feat. Drake - Work
546. ZZ Top - La Grange*
494. Muddy Waters - Mannish Boy*
492. Robert Johnson - Cross Road Blues
487. The Everly Brothers - Cathy's Clown
483. Bo Diddley - Who Do You Love?
482. Little Richard - Good Golly Miss Molly
478. The Everly Bothers - Wake Up Little Susie
467. Ray Charles - I've Got a Woman*
441. Aerosmith - Walk This Way (not impossible, but I feel like the more likely slot is going to the version with Run-DMC)
432. Muddy Waters - Hoochie Coochie Man
402. Justice vs. Simian - Never Be Alone/We Are Your Friends (for such a famous song, I haven't heard people talk about it here very much)
315. Ritchie Valens - La Bamba*
314. Link Wray and His Ray Men - Rumble
301. The Teenagers feat. Frankie Lymon - Why Do Fools Fall in Love
297. The Who - I Can't Explain (could be way off the mark on this one - just doesn't seem to come up as often as other Who songs)
273. Sam Cooke - You Send Me
264. Drake - Hotline Bling
250. Alice Cooper - School's Out*
213. Them - Gloria (at the very least, while I wouldn't totally rule it out, Patti Smith's version looks like a safer bet)
203. The Rapture - House of Jealous Lovers* (again, not an obvious tanker, but considering how it severely faltered in the '00s poll, I have to wonder)
186. Buddy Holly - Peggy Sue
136. Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps - Be-Bop-A-Lula

* - please prove me wrong
** - Quiet Riot's version was better anyway
*** - should've voted for it, goddamn it
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Re: AM Best Songs Poll Predictions

Postby FrankLotion » Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:52 pm

I think your list is pretty spot on looking over everyone’s lists, I only barely took Ramblin’ Man and Fix Up Look Sharp off my list so I hope somebody redeemed them in my absence and they make it in the final list!

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Postby StevieFan13 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:54 pm

FrankLotion wrote:I think your list is pretty spot on looking over everyone’s lists, I only barely took Ramblin’ Man and Fix Up Look Sharp off my list so I hope somebody redeemed them in my absence and they make it in the final list!

No kidding, I was exactly the same. List-making is hard.
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Postby Henrik » Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:06 pm

I just got an idea for a tv-series, where everyone of us go to a therapist, talking about our frustration in creating our music lists.
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Postby StevieFan13 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:23 pm

Henrik wrote:I just got an idea for a tv-series, where everyone of us go to a therapist, talking about our frustration in creating our music lists.

I'd watch it! Or maybe I wouldn't.
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Postby Henrik » Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:26 pm

StevieFan13 wrote:
Henrik wrote:I just got an idea for a tv-series, where everyone of us go to a therapist, talking about our frustration in creating our music lists.

I'd watch it! Or maybe I wouldn't.

Do you think it would get any followers? :D
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Postby Live in Phoenix » Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:36 pm

Henrik wrote:I just got an idea for a tv-series, where everyone of us go to a therapist, talking about our frustration in creating our music lists.


On next week's episode, I worry about properly isolating all my deep cut recommendations when the spreadsheet is published... Plus a wacky visit from someone asking us to check out their death metal demos!

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Postby Nassim » Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:56 pm

StevieFan13 wrote:Based on the eclectic but collective tastes I see among AMers, some that I feel might have a bit of trouble (unless I haven't been looking hard enough) are:

992. Panda Bear - Bro's
977. Solange - Losing You*
972. Chuck Berry - Sweet Little Sixteen
944. Journey - Don't Stop Believin'*
940. Warren Zevon - Werewolves of London*
919. The O'Jays - Back Stabbers*
905. Justin Timberlake feat. T.I. - My Love*
864. Japandroids - The House That Heaven Built*
828. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Crosstown Traffic
823. Nine Inch Nails - Hurt
818. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Have You Ever Seen the Rain
817. Michael Jackson - Rock with You*
794. The Rolling Stones - Start Me Up
775. Drake feat. Majid Jordan - Hold On, We're Going Home*
753. Bo Diddley - I'm a Man
684. Azealia Banks - 212
669. Missy Elliott - Work It*
624. Tyler, the Creator - Yonkers
586. R. Kelly - Ignition (Remix)


Would be surprised if those didn't make the top 2000 at least

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Postby StevieFan13 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:04 pm

Poptimists might save Don't Stop Believin', similarly to how I believe they've saved Toto's Africa (a bunch of high votes for that one).
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Postby woodymac » Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:08 pm

I saw Hurt on quite a few lists. I think it should make the top 1000
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Postby woodymac » Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:09 pm

Also if there's only room for one cheesy 80s arena rock song on the list, it better be Africa over Don't Stop Believin'
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Postby StevieFan13 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:29 pm

woodymac wrote:I saw Hurt on quite a few lists. I think it should make the top 1000

Which one? Cuz I saw Johnny Cash a lot.
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Postby woodymac » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:07 pm

StevieFan13 wrote:
woodymac wrote:I saw Hurt on quite a few lists. I think it should make the top 1000

Which one? Cuz I saw Johnny Cash a lot.

Mine for one, but when I searched the thread Elder, Setherex, Neil, Bootsy, Nassim, PlasticRam, Jap123, and ordinaryperson all have it.
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Postby woodymac » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:08 pm

Cash's version was on even more though, and it did better last time around too
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Postby StevieFan13 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:15 pm

woodymac wrote:Cash's version was on even more though, and it did better last time around too

Ah I see. Yeah, as I recall, his version made the top 100 and made the top 10 of the '00s poll.
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Postby Bruno » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:30 pm

I’d say “Rock With You” will place well.

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Postby woodymac » Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:30 pm

Any bold predictions for the top 100?
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Postby BleuPanda » Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:43 pm

Looking at that initial list, I just now noticed how much The House That Heaven Built has fallen. This song started off above Oblivion somehow!!!

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Postby StevieFan13 » Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:10 pm

woodymac wrote:Any bold predictions for the top 100?

A not-so-obvious song that I see having an outsider's chance at the top 100, given how many lists it's appeared on and how high, is "Don't Look Back in Anger" by Oasis. I also see a likely top 10 spot, possibly top 5, for Bohemian Rhapsody.
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Postby Listyguy » Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:03 pm

woodymac wrote:Any bold predictions for the top 100?


"Strange Fruit" in 2012: 22
in 2015: 41

I predict it cracks the top 20 this time around.

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Postby woodymac » Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:16 pm

Listyguy wrote:
woodymac wrote:Any bold predictions for the top 100?


"Strange Fruit" in 2012: 22
in 2015: 41

I predict it cracks the top 20 this time around.

I'm with you there. Several top 10 votes including two number 1s I believe.
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Postby StevieFan13 » Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:42 pm

The songs I counted with multiple #1 votes were Billie Jean, All My Friends, and Strange Fruit, so I'm guessing they all do well. (Last time, the only ones with multiple #1 votes were All My Friends and Smells Like Teen Spirit, but I'm guessing Nirvana are still going to do alright for themselves).
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Postby StevieFan13 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:30 am

Also, for the lulz, here’s everyone’s #1 (that I could find). Am probably missing some.
Moonbeam: Prince - Moonbeam Levels
Hymie: Big Joe Turner - Shake, Rattle, and Roll
ordinaryperson: Joy Division - Disorder
Red Ant: Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
Zombeels: Delgados - Keep On Breathing
Jap123: Big Star - September Gurls
sonofsamiam: Billie Holiday - Strange Fruit
Nick: LCD Soundsystem - All My Friends
panam: Willie Colon and Ruben Blades - Pedro Navaja
PlasticRam: Kanye West - I Feel Like That
bonnielaurel: Michael Jackson - Man in the Mirror
StevieFan13: Stevie Wonder - Superstition
slick: Nine Inch Nails - Head Like a Hole
Wezzo: Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run
andyd1010: Arcade Fire - Rebellion (Lies)
fasbjd: Ray Charles - What’d I Say
Neil: Mazzy Star - Halah
Renan: Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Henry: Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven
prosecutorgodot: ABBA - Dancing Queen
JohnnyBGoode: Jeff Buckley and Elizabeth Fraser - All Flowers Bend Toward the Sun
BryanBehar: Elton John - Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters
Live in Phoenix: Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
Depeche Mode: Funkadelic - Maggot Brain
DaveC: Fleetwood Mac - I’ve Got a Mind to Give Up Living/All Over Again (Live)
Gillingham: Nina Simone - Sinnerman
Listyguy: Guns N’ Roses - Sweet Child O’ Mine
Jirin: The Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the Devil
Krurze: M83 - Outro
acroamor: Simon and Garfunkel - America
Henrik: Bjork - All is Full of Love
Fred: Mattias Alkberg BD - Stockholm
Nassim: Elliott Smith - Waltz #2 (XO)
Jackson: Spiritualized - Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space
Bruno: Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
andyramones1234 - Ramones- I Wanna Live
bootsy: Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five - The Message
rumpdoll: Blumfeld - Verstäker
Otisredding: Bob Dylan - Tangled Up in Blue
antonius: Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit
Setherex: The Beach Boys - God Only Knows
Karla: Linkin Park - One More Light
kaue: The Cranberries - Linger
Dexter: Ludwig van Beethoven - Ode to Joy
nicolas: Bruce Springsteen - Thunder Road
Rob: Simon and Garfunkel - The Boxer
FrankLotion: OutKast - Ms. Jackson
gabebasso: Bruce Springsteen - Thunder Road
frezzie: Billie Holiday - Strange Fruit
Emerald: New Order - Blue Monday
Sweepstakes Ron: The Beatles - Let It Be
woodymac: The The - This is the Day
profeta: Christopher Cross - Sailing
jamieW: The Moody Blues - Nights in White Satin
Elder: Madonna - Like a Prayer
damosuzuki: The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
BleuPanda: LCD Soundsystem - All My Friends
Romain: Prince - Kiss
Styrofoam Boots: no clue
Dan: Jacques Brel - Vesoul
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Postby StevieFan13 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:34 am

Oh! I also counted a fourth song with two top marks: Bruce Springsteen’s “Thunder Road.” So unlike last time, there are double the songs with multiple top scores and one of the ones from last time lost one. That was a confusing sentence.
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Postby StevieFan13 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:03 am

Here are the songs good enough to reach the summit of our lists in convenient Spotify playlist form, save for what I couldn’t find on Spotify:
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Postby acroamor » Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:44 pm

BleuPanda wrote:Looking at that initial list, I just now noticed how much The House That Heaven Built has fallen. This song started off above Oblivion somehow!!!


As (I believe) the only top 10 voter for that song, I'm hoping it makes a much better showing in our poll! Cursory looking at the thread leads me to believe it will make top 500.

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Henrik wrote:
StevieFan13 wrote:
Henrik wrote:I just got an idea for a tv-series, where everyone of us go to a therapist, talking about our frustration in creating our music lists.

I'd watch it! Or maybe I wouldn't.

Do you think it would get any followers? :D

One phenomenon is the trouble when you have to throw out one more song, e.g. you have 101 songs you want to put into a top 100. I pick a victim, but then suffer from the earworm syndrome: the song I threw out gets stuck in my head for the rest of the day, until I put it back in and pick another victim. :x

For the 1950s poll I had this with Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree by The Andrews Sisters.
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Postby StevieFan13 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:36 pm

bonnielaurel wrote:
Henrik wrote:
StevieFan13 wrote:I'd watch it! Or maybe I wouldn't.

Do you think it would get any followers? :D

One phenomenon is the trouble when you have to throw out one more song, e.g. you have 101 songs you want to put into a top 100. I pick a victim, but then suffer from the earworm syndrome: the song I threw out gets stuck in my head for the rest of the day, until I put it back in and pick another victim. :x

For the 1950s poll I had this with Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree by The Andrews Sisters.

For me, it was a combination of new songs entering my radar and straight-up forgetting songs that were once in my top 100. The only reason songs like Shook Ones, Somebody to Love, and Kiss weren’t higher were due to me slapping my head after finishing a section, wondering how I forgot them, and putting them as high as I could without changing the top 100.
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Postby Elder » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:05 pm

Britney Spears - ...Baby One More
Tyler, the Creator - Yonkers
Usher - Climax
Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris - We Found Love
Kelis - Caught Out There
Michael Jackson - Rock with You
Nine Inch Nails - Hurt
Panda Bear - Bro's (I vacillated with this on my list kk)

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Postby Nick » Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:46 pm

"Wuthering Heights" makes the top 15. You heard it here.

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Postby Henry » Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:18 am

Based on faulty intuition only (no reviews of others lists or prior poll results), I wouldn't be surprised if the following didn't make the top 200:

177. Cream / Sunshine Of Your Love 1967
188. MC5 Kick Out the Jams 1969
191. Animal Collective My Girls 2009
197. Dylan, Bob Subterranean Homesick Blues 1965

My guess is that there are no songs in the top 200 that fail to make our poll's top 1000.

But, 136. Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps - Be-Bop-A-Lula could be a possibility.

Hard to believe that Buddy Holly's Peggy Sue would drop below 1000. But, stranger things have happened.



My four least favorite in the top 200 are:

120. Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight 1979
180. Iggy Pop & the Stooges Search and Destroy 1973
115. LCD Soundsystem Losing My Edge 2002
139. MGMT Time to Pretend 2007

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Postby Live in Phoenix » Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:21 pm

bonnielaurel wrote:
Henrik wrote:
StevieFan13 wrote:I'd watch it! Or maybe I wouldn't.

Do you think it would get any followers? :D

One phenomenon is the trouble when you have to throw out one more song, e.g. you have 101 songs you want to put into a top 100. I pick a victim, but then suffer from the earworm syndrome: the song I threw out gets stuck in my head for the rest of the day, until I put it back in and pick another victim. :x

For the 1950s poll I had this with Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree by The Andrews Sisters.

There was a phenomenon I ran into that I'd call, "You really can't put this song [that I just thought of] at #1,000?" So that spot was surprisingly fought over a bit.

Plus I oddly had a punk rock phase, and suddenly didn't care much for that pop/rock shit (i.e., 99% of my list). Fortunately the list just took so long to make that I had time to regain perspective.

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Re: AM Best Songs Poll Predictions

Postby Henry » Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:02 am

Songs that may not make it into our top 1000:

525. Easybeats Friday On My Mind 1966
537. Lovin' Spoonful Do You Believe In Magic? 1965
541. Free All Right Now 1970
550. Sparks This Town Ain't Big enough for the Both of Us 1974
595. Dead Kennedys Holiday In Cambodia 1980
747. Usher Climax 2012
793. Cream White Room 1968
842. Houston, Whitney I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) 1987
857. McCartney, Paul Live and Let Die 1973
865. Jam The Eton Rifles 1979
940. Zevon, Warren Werewolves Of London 1978
958. Suicide Frankie Teardrop 1977
960. Donegan, Lonnie Rock Island Line 1955
970. The Jam In the City 1977
971. Elastica Connection 1994
973. Rodgers, Jimmie Blue Yodel (T For Texas) 1928
976. Allman Brothers Band / Ramblin' Man 1973
982. Hall and Oates She's Gone 1973
989. Drifters Save The Last Dance For Me 1960
994. Orb Little Fluffy Clouds 1990
995. Blow, Kurtis The Breaks 1980
996. Fleetwood Mac The Chain 1977 (Looks like I'm probably wrong about this one. Any predictions for what its actual placement will be?)
998. Manu Dibango Soul Makossa 1972
999. King Krule Dum Surfer 2017
1000. Madness Our House 1982

My least favorite songs between 201-1000:

490. Anderson, Laurie O Superman 1981
698. Brown, James Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud 1968
790. Dylan, Bob Masters of War 1963
859. Lil Wayne A Milli 2008

365. N.W.A. Straight Outta Compton 1988
369. N.W.A. Fuck the Police 1988
494. Muddy Waters Mannish Boy 1955
635. Kelis Milkshake 2003
684. Banks, Azealia 212 2011
759. Kraftwerk Trans-Europe Express 1977
931. M.I.A. Galang 2004

509. Jay-Z and Kanye West Niggas In Paris 2011
673. Cave, Nick The Mercy Seat 1988
822. Run-D.M.C. It's Like That 1983
835. Geto Boys Mind Playing Tricks on Me 1991
866. Joy Division She's Lost Control 1979
874. Wu-Tang Clan Protect Ya Neck 1993
899. Flying Lotus Never Catch Me 2014
958. Suicide Frankie Teardrop 1977

692. Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead 1979
750. Springsteen Atlantic City 1982
786. Cherry, Neneh Buffalo Stance 1988
836. House of Pain Jump Around 1992
872. Ice Cube Today Was A Good Day 1992
971. Elastica Connection 1994
984. Velvet Underground Sister Ray 1968

204. Afrika Bambaataa Planet Rock 1982
338. Kendrick Lamar King Kunta 2015
370. Courtney Barnett Pedestrian at Best 2015
400. Eric B. & Rakim Paid In Full 1987
470. Gorillaz Clint Eastwood 2001
474. Iggy Pop The Passenger 1977
624. Tyler, The Creator Yonkers 2011
777. Queens of the Stone Age Feel Good Hit of the Summer 2000
808. Kelis Caught Out There 1999
907. Battles Atlas 2007
908. Clinton, George Atomic Dog 1982
928. Portishead Machine Gun 2008
960. Donegan, Lonnie Rock Island Line 1955
973. Rodgers, Jimmie Blue Yodel (T For Texas) 1928
994. Orb Little Fluffy Clouds 1990
995. Blow, Kurtis The Breaks 1980
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Henry wrote:996. Fleetwood Mac The Chain 1977

I can't see this one not making it. I feel like on this forum it's the second favorite Fleetwood Mac song behind Go Your Own Way
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Henry wrote:996. Fleetwood Mac The Chain 1977

I can't see this one not making it. I feel like on this forum it's the second favorite Fleetwood Mac song behind Go Your Own Way

I saw it on a bunch of lists
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Postby prosecutorgodot » Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:39 am

I hope to be surprised by some unexpected notorious pop songs. That would be fun.

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Postby StevieFan13 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:58 am

prosecutorgodot wrote:I hope to be surprised by some unexpected notorious pop songs. That would be fun.

I keep telling everyone that Kiss from a Rose is going to kill it and nobody seems to believe me...
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Postby StevieFan13 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:09 am

Already several of these haven't made our top 1000 (off the top of my head, Push It and Be-Bop-A-Lula didn't).
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Postby Henry » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:26 am

Some of my predictions have been lower than 1000, including:

842/1880 Houston, Whitney I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) 1987
857/2060 McCartney, Paul Live and Let Die 1973

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Postby prosecutorgodot » Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:13 am

Most sad: A lot of picks from our women's poll are already out. There's probably a maximum of 300 songs by women left.
Most happy: Beach House's "Take Care" in top 2000. Thank you Gillingham!

As for notorious pop songs, we've already got "Closer" by the Chainsmokers and "How You Remind Me" by Nickelback. That quota's been filled!

There's definitely at least one Linkin Park song, one Paramore song, and one Journey song left.

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Postby JohnnyBGoode » Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:09 am

This to be the highest song with only 2 votes?

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Postby prosecutorgodot » Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:04 pm

Predictions for top ranked 2010s song?

Purely going off of RYM, I'll say "Runaway" or "Lazarus".

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Will there be a 2017 song higher than this? It beat Green Light; I can't remember if Humble placed yet though.

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Postby StevieFan13 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:53 pm

Kiss from a Rose made the top 1000. No question now.
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Postby Henry » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:18 am

Now that we're up to 800, let's talk about some songs that made in it the 2015 poll, but are not likely (or questionable) to make it this year:

821 in 2015 - Fleetwood Mac - Landslide - (my ranking =420, came in at 511)
836 - Wham - Careless Whisper - 325 (could be higher than 500)
873 - Carole King - It's Too Late - 129 (547)
898 in 2015 - Earth Wind and Fire - September - 3518 (605)
911 - Green Day - Basket Case - 1980 (I would be surprised if this placed higher than 500)
927 - Paul McCartney - Jet - 950 (I would be surprised if this placed higher than 500)
954 - Stevie Wonder - I Wish - 542 (636)
1001 - Who - We're Not Gonna Take It - 36 (I would be surprised if this placed higher than 500)
1034 - Wilco - Impossible Germany - 3134 (I would be surprised if this placed higher than 500)
1036 - Beach Boys - California Girls - 250 (could this be higher than 500?)
1062 - ELO - Livin' Thing - 1127
1072 - Fleetwood Mac - Rhiannon - 294 (588)
1082 - Beatles - Lady Madonna - 747 (I would be surprised if this placed higher than 500)
1096 - Who - I Can See for Miles -125 (712)
1098 - Beatles - Here, There and Everywhere = 1399 (I would be surprised if this placed higher than 500)
1126 - Janis Joplin - Piece of My Heart - 960 (689)
1240 - Todd Rundgren - A Dream Goes On Forever - 94 (I would be surprised if this placed higher than 500)
1246 - Jackson Browne - Running On Empty - 919 (792 in this year's poll - impressive move up)
1310 - Beatles - Can't Buy Me Love - 33 (715)
1313 - Hollies - He Ain't Heavy... He's My Brother - 710 (I would be surprised if this placed higher than 500)
1332 - Paul McCartney - Silly Love Songs - 519 (I would be surprised if this placed higher than 500)
1372 - Jimi Hendrix - Little Wing - 314 (could this be higher than 500?)
1382 - Pet Shop Boys - Being Boring - 2380 (561)
1423 - Jackie Wilson - Higher and Higher - 623 (550)
1487 - Journey - Don't Stop Believing - 249 (771 in our poll - big move up)
1501 - Led Zeppelin - Black Dog - 287 (611)
1503 - Bob Dylan - Rainy Day Women - 2741 (I would be surprised if this placed higher than 500)
1504 - Elton John - Candle In the Wind - 583 (729)
1524 - King Crimson - Epitaph - 3302 (I would be surprised if this placed higher than 500)
1537 - Bob Dylan - Positively 4th Street - 612 (507 - big move up from the last poll)
1544 - Nirvana - On a Plain - 2909 (I would be surprised if this placed higher than 500)
1567 - Boz Scaggs - Lowdown - 1901 (I would be surprised if this placed higher than 500)
1584 - Postal Service - Such Great Heights - 587 (could this be higher than 500? - not very likely in my view)
1637 - Grateful Dead - Truckin' - 313 (I would be surprised if this placed higher than 500)
1646 - George Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue - 1025 (751)
1651 - CCR - Who'll Stop the Rain - 269 (703)
1714 - Yes - I've Seen All Good People - 86 (I would be surprised if this placed higher than 500)
1741 - Climax Blues Band - Couldn't Get It RIght - 3469 (I would be surprised if this placed higher than 500)
1744 - CCR - Run Through the Jungle - 1535 (I would be surprised if this placed higher than 500)
1766 - Rolling Stones - Play with Fire - 3006 (I would be surprised if this placed higher than 500)
1788 - America - A Horse With No Name - 52 (671)
1850 - Carly Simon - That's the Way I Always Heard It Should Be - 477 (I would be surprised if this placed higher than 500)
2008 - Allman Brothers - Blue Sky - 31 (I would be surprised if this placed higher than 500)
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Postby Rob » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:57 am

There are a lot of songs there that are huge popular favorites, especially in the top half and I have a feeling they will only do better this year than in 2015.

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Postby JohnnyBGoode » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:03 pm

Henry wrote:Now that we're up to 800, let's talk about some songs that made in it the 2015 poll, but are not likely (or questionable) to make it this year:

821 in 2015 - Fleetwood Mac - Landslide - (my ranking =420, reasonably likely to be in the 700's this year IMHO)
836 - Wham - Careless Whisper - 325 (could be higher than 800)
873 - Carole King - It's Too Late - 129 (reasonably likely to be higher than 800)
1034 - Wilco - Impossible Germany - 3134 (could be higher than 800)
1072 - Fleetwood Mac - Rhiannon - 294 (could be higher than 800)
1098 - Beatles - Here, There and Everywhere = 1399
1487 - Journey - Don't Stop Believing - 249
1584 - Postal Service - Such Great Heights - 587 (could be higher than 800)


I didn't vote in 2015 but this time:

821 in 2015 - Fleetwood Mac - Landslide - 89
836 - [Wham] George Michael - Careless Whisper - 608
873 - Carole King - It's Too Late -59
1034 - Wilco - Impossible Germany - 110
1072 - Fleetwood Mac - Rhiannon - 297
1098 - Beatles - Here, There and Everywhere - 336
1487 - Journey - Don't Stop Believing - 468
1584 - Postal Service - Such Great Heights - 103

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Postby prosecutorgodot » Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:32 am

There's one more bubbling track from the 2010s that I feel like still has a chance of getting a spot in heaven... if it does, I'll be very happy. If it doesn't, I'll be disappointed.

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Re: AM Best Songs Poll Predictions

Postby Henry » Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:07 pm

According to my (often incorrect records) the following songs placed above 1000 in our prior poll and I am curious if they will place in the top 2900 this time:

131 (prior poll placement) - Lynyrd Skynyrd - One More Time (my rating=1808) - my surmise is that my record is incorrect regarding the 2015 poll rating for this song
193 - The Zombies - This Will Be Our Year - (NR)
312 - Charles Mingus - Mode E Trio and Group Dancers (5070) - could be in the top 500
464 - The National - Afraid of Everyone - NR

545 - Beatles - You Never Give Me Your Money - 1286 (could be in the top 500)
548 - Elliott Smith - Between the Bars - 5439
557 - Joni Mitchell - A Case of You - 5169
583 - Blue Oyster Cult - Don't Fear the Reaper - 243 (I expect this to be in the top 500)
594 - Smashing Pumpkins - Disarm - 5215
598 - Grimes - Realiti - NR

633 - Phil Collins - In the Air Tonight - 585
634 - The Flaming Lips - Fight Test - 4455
637 - Steely Dan - Reelin' In the Years - 19 (I am not so sure that this will be in the top 500)
638 - Pink Floyd - The Great Gig in the Sky - 100
646 - The Smiths - The Queen is Dead - 5145
645 - New Radicals - You Get What You Give - 1849
652 - Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - 1028
666 - Anais Mitchell - Why We Build the Wall - NR
692- LCD Soundsystem - Dance Yrself Clean - 3625
695 - Rolling Stones - Start Me Up - 11 (I expect this to be in the top 500)

707 - Brian Eno - Golden Hours - NR
711 - Kanye West - Hold My Liquor - NR
723 - Focus - Hocus Pocus - 794
737 - Nirvana - Dumb - 5256
776 - MGMT - Electric Feel - 4410
791 - Sufjan Stevens - Jacksonville - NR
795 - Lauryn Hill - Doo Wop - 5067

832 - Charles Mingus - Shoes of the Fisherman's Wife - 3732
835 - Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back In Town - 337
836 - Wham! - Careless Whisper - 325
853- Cee Lo Green - Fuck You - 1741
857 - Bruce Springsteen - Dancing in the Dark - 342

940 - The Band - Whispering Pines - 5322 (very doubtful that this will be in the top 500)
941 - Barenaked Ladies - Off the Hook - 3769 (very doubtful that this will be in the top 500)
942 - Weezer - Buddy Holly - 3685
949 - Ghostface Killah - Shakey Dog - NR
960 - Gyorgy Legeti - Requiem - 5335
972 - Sufjan Stevens - I Want to be Well - NR
978 - Fever Ray - I'm Not Done - 5342
980 - Kinks - Shangri-La - NR
983 - Weezer - Pink Triangle - NR (one of Justice Kavanaugh's favorites perhaps)
988 - Bjork Unison - NR
992 - The Flaming Lips - The Spark That Bled - NR

1070 - AC/DC - Back In Black - 1666 (AM Rank=258)
1205 - AC/DC - Highway to Hell - 1009 (212)
1234 - Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive - 1045 (456)
1458 - Peter Bjorn & John - Young Folks - 3484 (391)
1559 - Lorde - Royals - 4212 (266) (I expect this to be in the top 500)
1623 - Ray Charles - Hit the Road Jack - 2074 (955)
1723 - Byrds - Turn! Turn! Turn! - 593 (656)
1765 - Clash - Should I Stay or Should I Go - 594 (405)
1849 - Bob Dylan - Just Like Woman - 964 (610)

2077 - Chubby Checker - The Twist - 3395 (520)
2971 - Mary Wells - My Guy - 613 (852)
3183 - James Brown - Please, Please, Please - 2556 (522)
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