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Biggest Fan - July 2019

Post by Rob » Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:30 am

Welcome to the July 2019 edition of Biggest Fan. Let me explain for those who only join now. It's about those songs that only got one vote in our recent All-Time Best Song Poll. There were over 13.000 of them! That's too much to get collectively into, but through this series we are going to introduce you to one of them every day. A randomly selected song, so you never know what you're gonna get.

There is also a game element, to make things more interactive. You can give a grade to each song, from 1 (for the worst of them) to 10 (the masterpieces). A 0 will be counted as a 1. Every 100 days I will calculate the average grades and post the current top 100. At the end of each year I'll post the whole list as is.

Some points of note:
- A topic for each song would be a little much, but all songs in one topic too. That's why I make monthly new topics for the entries of that month.
- There will be links to old topics in each new one, so you can easily go back. Once we have collected a decent amount of songs, I will also post a topic with all the songs listed and a link to their initial appearance.
- There is gonna be a Spotify playlist (see below). Each new song will be put atop of the playlist! If songs aren't on Spotify there will be a link to YouTube or any platform it's available on. I will contact the biggest fan through a message if I can't find the song anywhere.
- You can always still vote for each song, even months later. Just go to the right topic.
- You can always change your grade. Again, place it in the right topic.
- You don't have to vote for each song if you don't want to.
- I think this goes without saying but still: always name the artist and title of the song you vote for. I'm not going to guess for which song you vote.
- Comments on the song are more than welcome. Nobody is probably going to review them all, but if you have something to say, please do.
- I know some wanted to go faster. Two songs a day, 10 songs a week, something like that. I'm decided against this, because I wanted to keep it small. We can't deal with over 13.000 songs, so I'm not trying. I just want to give you all one small discovery (or re-discovery) for the day. We'll never get all these songs done before the next All Time Song poll rolls along, but we can have fun getting there.
- I'll try to get each new song up soon after awakening, so in most cases it should be here relatively early.
- Feel free to ask questions or make general comments about this poll if you think it could be better.

You can still vote for the songs of earlier months, but please so do that in it's own topic.

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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2019

Post by Rob » Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:34 am

Yesterday's entry:

181. The Icicle Works – Love is a Wonderful Colour
Year: 1983
Album: The Icicle Works
Biggest Fan: JohnnyBGoode (#454)

I've noticed the votes for this on June 1.

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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2019

Post by Rob » Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:34 am

182. Hedningarna - Pornopolka
Year: 1994
Album: Trä
Biggest Fan: Bonnielaurel (#821)

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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2019

Post by BobPatience » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:04 am

182. Hedningarna - Pornopolka - 6

Just the first half of the song would get a 7, but I really dislike the sound of the jaw harp. So I'll leave it at a respectable 6.
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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2019

Post by PlasticRam » Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:37 am

Hedningarna - Pornopolka: 6

It's almost like they're speaking Finnish. I guess it's Sami language, spoken in the north of Finland and Sweden prolly too.
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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2019

Post by Hymie » Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:21 pm

Hedningarna - Pornopolka
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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2019

Post by Rob » Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:47 pm

182. Hedningarna - Pornopolka: 8
I found myself listening to this seven times today already - once for four times straight. I love the bounce this has as much as I love the unlikeliness of something like this showing up in any of this site's poll.

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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2019

Post by Rob » Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:11 am

So what song do I get for my birthday?

The Rolling Stones now join the group of acts that have two songs included in this game, with a track that is bubbling on AM:

183. The Rolling Stones – Soul Survivor
Year: 1972
Album: Exile on Main Street
Biggest Fan: Bonnielaurel (#966)

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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2019

Post by BobPatience » Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:47 am

183. The Rolling Stones – Soul Survivor - 5
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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2019

Post by PlasticRam » Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:53 am

Happy birthday!

The Rolling Stones – Soul Survivor: 7
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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2019

Post by Hymie » Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:15 pm

183. The Rolling Stones – Soul Survivor
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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2019

Post by mileswide » Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:26 pm

Happy Birthday Rob! Sounds like Pornopolka would've been a better present for you than Soul Survivor but...you can't always get what you want!

Soul Survivor's a 6 from me- I like the Stones more when there's a sense of danger or poignancy but Jagger doesn't let up with his vocal and you can imagine it was fun to record, that comes across well.

Pornpolka's infectious, an easy 8 . This will probably show my ignorance of mainland European folk
and geography but it appeals to me in the same way as Gogol Bordello.

If I'm right in voting for Love Is A Wonderful Colour here rather than for June's selections, it gets 9 from me- it's just so heroically cheesy with a great wide-eyed post-punk vocal. Best part is when the sedate instrumental break ramps up to one last huge chorus from seemingly nowhere. Like the synchronicity in it landing here the same day as the 1984 songs results since I was the only one to vote for it in that poll!
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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2019

Post by Rob » Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:07 pm

mileswide wrote:Happy Birthday Rob! Sounds like Pornopolka would've been a better present for you than Soul Survivor but...you can't always get what you want!
"What did you get for your birthday?"
"Porno polka!"

Anyway:
The Rolling Stones - Soul Survivor: 6
Exile on Main Street is jam packed with great songs, but this is a rare one whose existence I forget, maybe because it blends in a little too much with the general sound. No matter, this is a fine song on it's own.

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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2019

Post by Rob » Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:26 am

184. Tom Petty – House in the Woods
Year: 1994
Album: Wildflowers
Biggest Fan: Zombeels (#577)

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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2019

Post by BobPatience » Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:56 am

184. Tom Petty – House in the Woods - 8

I'm not the biggest Petty fan, but this song is really good.
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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2019

Post by PlasticRam » Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:24 am

Tom Petty – House in the Woods: 6
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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2019

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Tom Petty – House in the Woods
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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2019

Post by Rob » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:38 pm

Tom Petty – House in the Woods: 7

Same as BobPatience. I'm not that huge on Tom Petty, but this is certainly one of his better efforts. Good guitar.

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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2019

Post by Rob » Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:40 am

When Zombeels gets a song, Hymie can’t be far off.

185. The Nite Riders – Women & Cadillacs
Year: 1954
Released as a single
Biggest Fan: Hymie (#247)

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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2019

Post by BobPatience » Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:19 am

185. The Nite Riders – Women & Cadillacs - 9

R&B right on the verge of Rock and Roll is generally already amazing, but this is truly a magnificent performance. Great blend of vocals, piano and horns, and a very strong rhythm section. I'm hooked.
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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2019

Post by DaveC » Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:31 am

Two new to me excellent songs to kick off July.

181. The Icicle Works – Love is a Wonderful Colour: 8.5 Definitely would have been worthy of a place on my 1984 songs list.
182. Hedningarna - Pornopolka: 8
183. The Rolling Stones – Soul Survivor: 6

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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2019

Post by PlasticRam » Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:52 pm

The Nite Riders – Women & Cadillacs: 8

Pleasant. Goes to my all-time list.
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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2019

Post by Hymie » Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:01 pm

The Nite Riders – Women & Cadillacs
10

I first heard it in the movie "Cry Baby."

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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2019

Post by Hymie » Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:12 pm

"Women And Cadillacs" was done very faithfully by Nick Curran on his debut album in 2000.


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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2019

Post by BobPatience » Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:14 pm

Is that really Johnny Depp? I've never seen him before 'Fear and Loathing'.
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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2019

Post by Rob » Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:58 pm

The Nite Riders – Women & Cadillacs: 8

Very good indeed, my favorite Hymie yet.

I saw Cry-Baby about a year ago, but didn't remember the song, though I should have. Many of Depp's best films are from before Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, BobPatience!

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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2019

Post by Rob » Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:49 am

186. Willie Nelson – He Won’t Ever Be Gone
Year: 2017
Album: God’s Problem Child
Biggest Fan: Prosecutorgodot (#606)

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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2019

Post by BobPatience » Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:03 am

186. Willie Nelson – He Won’t Ever Be Gone - 6

Country. Not usually my taste, but I like how this song has both a minimalistic and a very full sound at the same time.
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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2019

Post by PlasticRam » Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:49 am

Willie Nelson – He Won’t Ever Be Gone: 7

I like Willie Nelson. The album is on my all-time list.
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Post by Hymie » Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:26 pm

Willie Nelson – He Won’t Ever Be Gone
Not much of a Willie fan, this one is just okay. 4

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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2019

Post by Rob » Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:49 pm

Willie Nelson – He Won’t Ever Be Gone: 6

A fine tribute to Merle Haggard, but not that outstanding in itself.

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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2019

Post by mileswide » Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:15 pm

Tom Petty- House In The Woods 5 Give the drummer some! Nothing else in the song progresses from being solid.

The Nite Riders- Women & Cadillacs 6 All that's to be expected in mid-50s R&B in one package. Like the raspy vocals though.

Willie Nelson- He Won't Ever Be Gone 5 Mainly know Merle Haggard's music through Gram Parsons' multiple covers, otherwise this may have cut through the polished production and affected me more.
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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2019

Post by Rob » Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:22 am

187. Otis Redding – Rock Me Baby
Year: 1965
Album: Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul
Biggest Fan: Listyguy (#859)

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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2019

Post by BobPatience » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:20 am

187. Otis Redding – Rock Me Baby - 7

It's a very good rendition of the song, I do prefer the original by the King though (although it wasn't the most original song out there).
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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2019

Post by Hymie » Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:24 pm

BobPatience wrote:187. Otis Redding – Rock Me Baby - 7

It's a very good rendition of the song, I do prefer the original by the King though (although it wasn't the most original song out there).
The original is not by King. It's by Lil' Son Jackson from 1951, and it was called "Rockin" and Rollin'."


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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2019

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187. Otis Redding – Rock Me Baby
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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2019

Post by BobPatience » Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:02 pm

Hymie wrote:
BobPatience wrote:187. Otis Redding – Rock Me Baby - 7

It's a very good rendition of the song, I do prefer the original by the King though (although it wasn't the most original song out there).
The original is not by King. It's by Lil' Son Jackson from 1951, and it was called "Rockin" and Rollin'."
I know, that's exactly why I added the bracketed part about it not being 'the most original song.'
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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2019

Post by PlasticRam » Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:34 pm

Otis Redding – Rock Me Baby: 7

I'm the official biggest fan of Otis Redding on this forum now 8-)
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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2019

Post by Rob » Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:42 pm

PlasticRam wrote:Otis Redding – Rock Me Baby: 7

I'm the official biggest fan of Otis Redding on this forum now 8-)
Erm, http://www.acclaimedmusic.net/forums/me ... ofile&u=85

Besides I give it a 7 too. Not original maybe, but I think Redding gives quite a powerhouse performance.

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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2019

Post by Rob » Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:28 am

Today, James Brown joins the ranks of artists to have appeared twice in this game:

188. James Brown – I Don’t Want Nobody to Give Me Nothing (Open Up the Door, I’ll get It Myself)
Year: 1969
Released as a single
Biggest Fan: Bootsy (#502)

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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2019

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James Brown – I Don’t Want Nobody to Give Me Nothing (Open Up the Door, I’ll get It Myself) - 7
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Post by Hymie » Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:36 pm

BobPatience wrote:James Brown – I Don’t Want Nobody to Give Me Nothing (Open Up the Door, I’ll get It Myself)
6

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James Brown – I Don’t Want Nobody to Give Me Nothing (Open Up the Door, I’ll get It Myself): 7
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Post by Rob » Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:30 pm

James Brown – I Don’t Want Nobody to Give Me Nothing (Open Up the Door, I’ll get It Myself): 6

Considering I usually don't like James Brown much, especially because of the repetitive nature of his songs, I'm surprised that I could somehow swallow all 9 minutes of this, but here we are.

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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2019

Post by Honorio » Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:27 pm


1. The Nite Riders | Women & Cadillacs | 7
2. The Rolling Stones | Soul Survivor | 7
3. James Brown | I Don’t Want Nobody to Give Me Nothing (Open Up the Door, I’ll get It Myself) | 7
4. Otis Redding | Rock Me Baby | 7
5. Hedningarna | Pornopolka | 7
6. Tom Petty | House in the Woods | 7
7. Willie Nelson | He Won't Ever Be Gone | 7

7: Very Good

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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2019

Post by Rob » Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:30 am

And today yet again an artist appearing for the second time:

189. The Verlaines - Angela
Year: 1982
Album: Dunedin Double (this a ‘Various artists’ album)
Biggest Fan: Brad (#424)

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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2019

Post by BobPatience » Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:00 am

189. The Verlaines - Angela - 8

The song's got some weird bits, but on the whole a great 80s indie tune.
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The Verlaines - Angela: 7
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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2019

Post by DaveC » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:04 am

184. Tom Petty – House in the Woods: 4.5
185. The Nite Riders – Women & Cadillacs: 5.5
186. Willie Nelson – He Won’t Ever Be Gone: 4
187. Otis Redding – Rock Me Baby: 7.5
188. James Brown – I Don’t Want Nobody to Give Me Nothing (Open Up the Door, I’ll get It Myself): 6

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Re: Biggest Fan - July 2019

Post by Hymie » Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:04 pm

The Verlaines - Angela
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