Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019- POLL CLOSED. Off-topic thread

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Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019- POLL CLOSED. Off-topic thread

Post by mileswide » Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:45 pm

The mighty chorus. The hook if you're talking about rap. The refrain if you're talking French, German or old-timey English. The moneymaker if... actually, no one calls it that, forget I said that last one...

Anyway, choruses are brilliant, right? Who's with me in having a choruses poll?

EDIT: Since this initial post, the rules of the poll have been put up for discussion and are as follows:

1) Participants are allowed a minimum of 20 selections and a maximum of 200. Any alternative suggestions to the lower and upper limits of the allotted amounts will be adopted as long as they meet with more votes of consent than of dissent.

2) In spite of the name, this poll is to rank the songs that contain the best choruses, rather than to rank the individual separate choruses within the songs, so a selection for a song will be considered as one for all of its choruses. This is so we don't have a face-off between Smells Like Teen Spirit's 1st chorus and SLTS chorus 2, for example.
This is not to say you can't signal your favourite individual chorus within a track- I definitely will be doing so thusly, "A Song For You [2nd Chorus]"- but it won't have any effect on the results beyond your choice of song.

3) Most choices will be accepted as valid but I ask that any cases that you're unsure of their eligibility be referred to the thread before submitting as part of your list. Instrumentals/wordless tracks will of course be disqualified outright but non-verbal choruses in otherwise verbal songs are welcomed (e.g. Wake Up, Land of a Thousand Dances). Instrumental sections where the chorus logically would appear will be not treated as choruses but decisions to this end can be overturned on appeal if argued convincingly enough.

4) For admin purposes, Honorio has agreed to oversee the calculation of the results, for which I'm massively grateful, and I will be responsible for the rollout of the results. Please direct any relevant queries accordingly.

5) The deadline is 23:59 on 21st August AM Forum time.

Any questions on the above, please ask. Otherwise, happy polling!

PS Please excuse the time lapse between the opening of the poll and this edited post. I'd typed all this out, then lost internet connection for a few hours :(
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Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll?

Post by acroamor » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:08 pm

I was wondering what artist would overperform the most in this department compared to their overall ranking and I think the answer is Oasis.

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Post by FrankLotion » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:29 pm

I think a top 50 maximum would be good, not sure about when a deadline should be though.

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Post by StevieFan13 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:04 am

This is gonna be HARD.
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Post by mileswide » Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:07 pm

StevieFan13 wrote:This is gonna be HARD.
I know, where do you even start?? As a sidenote, the best Stevie chorus in my eyes is probably You Haven't Done Nothin'
acroamor wrote:I was wondering what artist would overperform the most in this department compared to their overall ranking and I think the answer is Oasis.
Agreed, I can see this favouring more singalong/trad bands and genres relative to their rank like Britpop, hard rock, Motown, which isn't a bad thing- much of my favourite music is covered by those categories. For me, I know The Killers would appear higher for choruses than they would do in any other list of mine...
FrankLotion wrote:I think a top 50 maximum would be good, not sure about when a deadline should be though.
That sounds workable, we could say 20 minimum, 50 maximum, deadline a month after its official start (not yet but when we've agreed on rules)?
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Post by Nick » Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:41 pm

acroamor wrote:I was wondering what artist would overperform the most in this department compared to their overall ranking and I think the answer is Oasis.
I can think of at least 2 Oasis songs that have all but guaranteed a spot in my top 10, one of which will probably be my number 1.

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Post by andyd1010 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:43 pm

50 is fine with me. I could easily post more though. There are a lot of great choruses out there.

And yes, Oasis will definitely be featured.

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Post by Nick » Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:31 pm

So are the ending refrains to "Don't Stop Believing" and "Hey Jude" going to count as a chorus? Or is a chorus something that repeats throughout the song and is broken up by verses/a bridge?

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Post by mileswide » Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:19 pm

Nick wrote:So are the ending refrains to "Don't Stop Believing" and "Hey Jude" going to count as a chorus? Or is a chorus something that repeats throughout the song and is broken up by verses/a bridge?
Whoops, I hadn't thought of that! I don't have any issue with this kind of coda-like refrain being considered choruses, especially in Hey Jude, which doesn't have a mid-song chorus to confuse the matter (too much)*. Would everyone else be ok with including these?

*There is obviously a conventional chorus in Don't Stop Believin' "Strangers waiting..." but the vote should go for the songs with the best choruses, rather than the individual choruses themselves, in my opinion. I am open to any objections to this, however.
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Post by Live in Phoenix » Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:25 pm

I would argue that "Hey Jude" doesn't even have a chorus, that it has verses, bridges, and an outro (which is actually quite a feat, because a fair amount of songs meander around melodically until they reach the chorus).

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Post by mileswide » Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:03 am

Live in Phoenix wrote:I would argue that "Hey Jude" doesn't even have a chorus, that it has verses, bridges, and an outro (which is actually quite a feat, because a fair amount of songs meander around melodically until they reach the chorus).
I can see that argument as well but Hey Jude and other songs with closing refrains/codas that repeat the title won't be disqualified by me. I would ask that voters point out any cases they feel are borderline before adding them to their list. Any instrumentals included will of course be given the marching orders!

Just so we all know, I plan to open the poll for voting in a matter of hours, not long now :D
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Post by andyd1010 » Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:19 am

As I've gone through and started making my choices, I've realized I feel like 50 is a small number to narrow it down to. I might end up submitting 200, so if more than a quarter of them count, that would be great.

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Post by mileswide » Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:12 am

andyd1010 wrote:As I've gone through and started making my choices, I've realized I feel like 50 is a small number to narrow it down to. I might end up submitting 200, so if more than a quarter of them count, that would be great.
On reflection, there could be the greater risk of tied places with 50-song-lists.

And if we restrict it to 200, it's still not a number that would rival the upper limit of the Top Songs of All Time poll, so there's no danger of us simply duplicating our selections from last year's TSoAT. You have my blessing for all 200 to be counted, andyd1010, but nothing beyond that!

Anyone who'd rather not have 20 minimum, 200 maximum with a month deadline, please say within the next few hours :mrgreen:
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Post by mileswide » Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:44 pm

Right, I hereby announce the Best Ever Choruses Poll to be officially open!

I'll edit my first post on the thread to include the rules and I'll aim to post my list tomorrow but, of course, please feel free to get your lists in at any time between now and 23:59 forum time on 21st August.

May the choruses commence!
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Post by StevieFan13 » Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:10 pm

Alright, let's give this a shot.

200. The Mountain Goats - This Year
199. The Lovin' Spoonful - Summer in the City
198. Paramore - Misery Business
197. Mahmood - Soldi
196. R.E.M. - Driver 8
195. Jay-Z - Izzo (H.O.V.A.)
194. Onyx - Slam
193. ABBA - Take a Chance on Me
192. Daft Punk feat. Pharrell - Get Lucky
191. ABBA - Lay All Your Love on Me
190. Stevie Wonder - Golden Lady
189. Edwin Starr - War
188. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Proud Mary
187. The Beatles - Here Comes the Sun
186. Gin Blossoms - Hey Jealousy
185. The Cranberries - Zombie
184. Sinead O'Connor - Mandinka
183. Lil Nas X - Old Town Road
182. Middle Kids - Edge of Town
181. Shed Seven - Chasing Rainbows
180. House of Pain - Jump Around
179. Cypress Hill - Insane in the Brain
178. ABBA - Waterloo
177. The Ronettes - Walking in the Rain
176. Mud - Tiger Feet
175. Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling in Love
174. INXS - Never Tear Us Apart
173. Beck - Loser
172. Dolly Parton - Jolene
171. Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah
170. ABBA - Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
169. Blur - This is a Low
168. Missy Elliott - Get Ur Freak On
167. Madonna - Like a Prayer
166. Rick Springfield - Jessie's Girl
165. Tommy Tutone - Jenny (867-5309)
164. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts - I Love Rock and Roll
163. AC/DC - Highway to Hell
162. Midnight Oil - Beds Are Burning
161. Metallica - Enter Sandman
160. MGMT - Time to Pretend
159. Blind Melon - No Rain
158. Al Green - Let's Stay Together
157. Queen - We Are the Champions
156. Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine
155. Pulp - Disco 2000
154. Suicidal Tendencies - Institutionalized
153. Jimmy Eat World - The Middle
152. Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys - Empire State of Mind
151. John Denver - Take Me Home, Country Roads
150. LaBelle - Lady Marmalade
149. Aretha Franklin - (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
148. Big Brother and the Holding Company - Piece of My Heart
147. Run-DMC - It's Tricky
146. Run-DMC - Walk This Way
145. Blue Rodeo - Lost Together
144. The Pogues - Streams of Whiskey
143. Blur - Tender
142. Duffy - Mercy
141. Gotye feat. Kimbra - Somebody That I Used to Know
140. The Bangles - Our Lips Are Sealed
139. The Temptations - My Girl
138. The Foundations - Build Me Up, Buttercup
137. The B-52s - Roam
136. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under the Bridge
135. Beyonce - Daddy Lessons
134. Dixie Chicks - Not Ready to Make Nice
133. Carrie Underwood - Before He Cheats
132. Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
131. ELO - Mr. Blue Sky
130. Billy Joel - Piano Man
129. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis - Thrift Shop
128. Nancy Sinatra - These Boots Were Made for Walkin'
127. The Village People - YMCA
126. Vanessa Carlton - A Thousand Miles
125. The Police - Message in a Bottle
124. U2 - With or Without You
123. The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - The Impression That I Get
122. Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke
121. Fleetwood Mac - Landslide
120. Simon and Garfunkel - Mrs. Robinson
119. Hall and Oates - You Make My Dreams
118. Sixpence None the Richer - Kiss Me
117. Sinead O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U
116. Prince - When Doves Cry
115. Big Star - September Gurls
114. Avril Lavigne - Complicated
113. The Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter
112. Beyonce - Love on Top
111. Talking Heads - And She Was
110. Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run
109. Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell
108. The Interrupters - She Got Arrested
107. No Doubt - Don't Speak
106. Indigo Girls - Closer to Fine
105. Panic! At the Disco - I Write Sins Not Tragedies
104. My Chemical Romance - Welcome to the Black Parade
103. Elvis Costello - Oliver's Army
102. TLC - No Scrubs
101. Spice Girls - Wannabe
100. Green Day - American Idiot
99. Derek and the Dominos - Layla
98. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps
97. Harvey Danger - Flagpole Sitta
96. Green Day - Basket Case
95. Natalie Imbruglia - Torn
94. Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE.
93. Earth, Wind and Fire - September
92. Tommy James and the Shondells - Crimson and Clover
91. The Pogues feat. Kirsty MacColl - Fairytale of New York
90. Billy Bragg - A New England
89. Coldplay - Viva la Vida
88. Ben E. King - Stand by Me
87. Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
86. The Beatles - Help!
85. Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
84. Lady Gaga - The Edge of Glory
83. Tom Petty - Free Fallin'
82. The English Beat - Save It for Later
81. Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor
80. Fugees - Killing Me Softly with His Song
79. Bob Marley and the Wailers - Redemption Song
78. R.E.M. - The Great Beyond
77. Bon Jovi - Livin' on a Prayer
76. Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights
75. Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)
74. Taylor Swift - You Belong with Me
73. David Bowie - Starman
72. Arcade Fire - Wake Up
71. Lorde - Green Light
70. Foo Fighters - Everlong
69. Afroman - Crazy Rap (Colt-45 and Two Zig-Zags)
68. Billy Joel - And So It Goes
67. Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way
66. Biz Markie - Just a Friend
65. Toto - Africa
64. Weezer - Buddy Holly
63. Talking Heads - Psycho Killer
62. Walk the Moon - Shut Up and Dance
61. Tears for Fears - Everybody Wants to Rule the World
60. Bob Dylan - Like a Rolling Stone
59. Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline
58. Carly Rae Jepsen - Run Away with Me
57. The Human League - Don't You Want Me
56. Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
55. The Rolling Stones - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
54. Lady Antebellum - Need You Now
53. Radiohead - Creep
52. Pretenders - Brass in Pocket
51. The Monkees - I'm a Believer
50. Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)?
49. Foo Fighters - Learn to Fly
48. Parliament - Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker)
47. David Bowie - Life on Mars?
46. The Beatles - Hey Jude
45. Kacey Musgraves - Follow Your Arrow
44. Queen - Somebody to Love
43. ABBA - Dancing Queen
42. Modest Mouse - Float On
41. The Turtles - Happy Together
40. The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
39. Talking Heads - Once in a Lifetime
38. Alanis Morissette - You Oughta Know
37. Blur - Parklife
36. Flo Rida feat. T-Pain - Low
35. The Lonely Island feat. Justin Timberlake - Motherlover
34. Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk
33. Wu-Tang Clan - C.R.E.A.M.
32. The Notorious B.I.G. - Big Poppa
31. Santana feat. Rob Thomas - Smooth
30. Goo Goo Dolls - Iris
29. Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive
28. Britney Spears - ...Baby One More Time
27. Mariah Carey - All I Want for Christmas is You
26. One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful
25. Mark Ronson feat. Amy Winehouse - Valerie
24. Eminem - Lose Yourself
23. Backstreet Boys - I Want It That Way
22. The Band - The Weight
21. Dexys Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen
20. ABBA - S.O.S.
19. Modern English - I Melt with You
18. Fountains of Wayne - Stacy's Mom
17. OutKast - Ms. Jackson
16. The Proclaimers - I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)
15. Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
14. Kelly Clarkson - Since U Been Gone
13. Adele - Rolling in the Deep
12. Oasis - Wonderwall
11. Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
10. Chumbawamba - Tubthumping
9. a-ha - Take on Me
8. M.I.A. - Paper Planes
7. Queen - We Will Rock You
6. Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over
5. Oasis - Don't Look Back in Anger
4. Prince - Purple Rain
3. Cee-Lo Green - Fuck You!
2. The Killers - Mr. Brightside
1. The Smiths - There is a Light That Never Goes Out
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Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019

Post by Nick » Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:55 pm

A somewhat provisional list. Thanks for some song inspiration, Steviefan!

50. AC/DC- You Shook Me All Night Long
49. Backstreet Boys- I Want It That Way
48. Jimmy Eat World- The Middle
47. Elton John- Rocket Man
46. Sufjan Stevens- Chicago
45. David Bowie- Starman
44. Earth, Wind & Fire- September
43. Player- Baby Come Back
42. Rick Springfield- Jessie's Girl
41. Animal Collective- My Girls

40. Kate Bush- Wuthering Heights
39. The Smiths- There Is a Light That Never Goes Out
38. Blink-182- What's My Age Again?
37. Daft Punk (featuring Pharrell)- Get Lucky
36. Toto- Africa
35. Passion Pit- The Reeling
34. Journey- Don't Stop Believing
33. Oasis- Wonderwall
32. David Bowie- Space Oddity
31. Blur- Song 2

30. Arcade Fire- Wake Up
29. Cee Lo Green- Fuck You
28. The Killers- All These Things That I've Done
27. Oasis- Champagne Supernova
26. Disclosure (featuring Sam Smith)- Latch
25. Bon Jovi- Livin' on a Prayer
24. Nirvana- Smells Like Teen Spirit
23. The Beatles- Hey Jude
22. New Order- Bizarre Love Triangle
21. Adele- Rolling in the Deep

20. Carly Rae Jepsen- Call Me Maybe
19. Depeche Mode- Enjoy the Silence
18. The Monkees- Daydream Believer
17. The Stone Roses- She Bangs the Drums
16. Alvvays- Archie, Marry Me
15. The Beatles- I Want to Hold Your Hand
14. Eminem- Lose Yourself
13. M.I.A.- Paper Planes
12. Britney Spears- ...Baby One More Time
11. Pulp- Common People

10. The Human League- Don't You Want Me
9. Oasis- Some Might Say
8. Jay-Z (featuring Alicia Keys)- Empire State of Mind
7. Elton John- Philadelphia Freedom
6. The Killers- Mr. Brightside
5. Tears for Fears- Everybody Wants to Rule the World
4. David Bowie- Life on Mars?
3. The Doobie Brothers- What a Fool Believes
2. ABBA- Dancing Queen
1. Oasis- Don't Look Back in Anger

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Post by mileswide » Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:00 am

Nick wrote:A somewhat provisional list.
Don't worry about it being provisional, I'm sure I'll have to go back to tweak mine and I'm certain you two's lists are as flat-out fantastic as ever- I haven't read through either list as I don't want them to overly influence my own. I will get the toothcomb out once I've shared my list, which I'll do straight after this post!
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Post by StevieFan13 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:10 am

I may need to find a spot on my list for Flagpole Sitta. I think I forgot it!
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Post by mileswide » Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:43 am

I've tried to go either for huge choruses or ones that do something different (choruses with no vocals, different lyrics each time, more restrained choruses than the verses). Hopefully this won't mean a mixture between the obvious and the obtuse! Also wanted to limit myself to one per artist as much as possible and to 150, so that I didn't just start listing my favourite songs, rather than my favourite choruses. There's also more of a slant towards modern songs than there would be normally because some choruses are best when they're fresh...anyway, here goes!

1| The Killers| Mr. Brightside| 2003
2| Meat Loaf| Bat out of Hell| 1977
3| Arcade Fire| Wake Up| 2004
4| Wah!| The Story of the Blues| 1982
5| The Jackson 5| I Want You Back| 1969
6| Jain| Makeba| 2016
7| Grandmaster Flash and Melle Mel| White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)| 1982
8| Die Ärzte| Schrei nach Liebe| 1993
9| Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds| There She Goes, My Beautiful World| 2004
10| Led Zeppelin| Ramble On| 1969
11| The Smiths| There Is a Light That Never Goes Out| 1986
12| Eddie and the Hot Rods| Do Anything You Wanna Do| 1977
13| Eric Bogle| And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda| 1971
14| DJ Fresh| Gold Dust| 2008
15| The Jam| Going Underground [last chorus]| 1980
16| Barenaked Ladies| One Week| 1998
17| Bob Dylan| One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later)| 1966
18| Kate Tempest| The Beigeness| 2014
19| Ike & Tina Turner| River Deep, Mountain High| 1966
20| Bob Marley and the Wailers| Them Belly Full (But We Hungry)| 1974
21| blur| On Your Own| 1997
22| Aztec Camera| Somewhere in My Heart| 1987
23| The Who| Substitute| 1966
24| Band of Horses| The Funeral| 2006
25| The Flaming Lips| Are You a Hypnotist??| 2002
26| The Offspring| The Kids Aren't Alright| 1998
27| Neil Young| For the Turnstiles| 1974
28| Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris| A Song for You [2nd chorus]| 1973
29| Grimes feat. HANA| We Appreciate Power| 2018
30| Don McLean| American Pie| 1971
31| Jacques Brel| Quand on n'a que l'amour| 1957
32| Bobby Womack| Across 110th Street| 1972
33| Slade| Cum On Feel the Noize| 1973
34| The Bangles| Walk Like an Egyptian| 1986
35| Noisia feat. Foreign Beggars| Contact| 2009
36| R. Dean Taylor| There's a Ghost in My House| 1967
37| David Bowie| Suffragette City| 1972
38| Bobbie Gentry| Fancy [last chorus]| 1969
39| Johnny Cash and Will Oldham| I See a Darkness| 2000
40| The Human League| Don't You Want Me| 1981
41| The Stone Roses| She Bangs the Drums| 1989
42| Erma Franklin| Piece of My Heart| 1967
43| Against Me!| Pints of Guinness Make You Strong| 2002
44| Oasis| Rock and Roll Star| 1994
45| Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg| Still D.R.E.| 1999
46| Bloc Party| Helicopter| 2005
47| Dexy's Midnight Runners| Come on Eileen| 1982
48| The Isley Brothers| This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You| 1966
49| Smokey Robinson and the Miracles| Tracks of My Tears| 1965
50| Elvis Costello and the Attractions| Riot Act| 1980
51| Kendrick Lamar feat Pharrell Williams| Alright| 2015
52| Darrell Banks| Our Love (Is in the Pocket)| 1966
53| The Cure| Boys Don't Cry| 1979
54| New Order| Bizarre Love Triangle| 1986
55| Earth Wind & Fire| Let's Groove| 1981
56| Aretha Franklin| Spanish Harlem| 1971
57| Sex Pistols| God Save the Queen| 1977
58| Simon & Garfunkel| The Boxer| 1970
59| DMX| Party (Up in Here)| 2000
60| The King Blues| Let's Hang the Landlord| 2008
61| Scott Walker| Jackie| 1967
62| Amy Winehouse| Fuck Me Pumps [last chorus]| 2003
63| Van Morrison| Moondance [last chorus]| 1970
64| Bob Dylan| Like a Rolling Stone| 1965
65| Lauryn Hill| Everything Is Everything| 1998
66| Ben E. King| Stand By Me| 1961
67| R.E.M.| Country Feedback| 1991
68| Pulp| Mis-Shapes| 1995
69| Madonna| Cherish| 1989
70| Chris Brown| Yeah (3x)| 2010
71| AC/DC| Whole Lotta Rosie (Live on If You Want Blood...)| 1978
72| TLC| Waterfalls| 1995
73| Jackie Wilson| Reet Petite| 1957
74| Lethal Bizzle feat. Flowdan and Giggs| Round Here| 2017
75| The Stooges| I Wanna Be Your Dog| 1969
76| Sia| Chandelier| 2014
77| Cam'ron feat. Juelz Santana, Freekey Zekey and Toya| Hey Ma| 2002
78| Mac Miller feat. Anderson.Paak| Dang!| 2016
79| The Temptations| Get Ready | 1966
80| Iron Maiden| Wasted Years| 1986
81| The Fascinations| Girls Are Out to Get You| 1967
82| Echo and the Bunnymen| The Killing Moon| 1984
83| Fleetwood Mac| Go Your Own Way| 1977
84| The Clash| Spanish Bombs| 1979
85| Placebo| Nancy Boy| 1997
86| Prince| Kiss| 1986
87| Nina Simone| Feeling Good| 1965
88| Interpol| Slow Hands| 2004
89| The Rolling Stones| Wild Horses [last chorus]|1971
90| Lipps Inc| Funkytown| 1979
91| Tinie Tempah| Pass Out| 2010
92| KRS-One| Sound of da Police| 1993
93| Donna Summer| I Feel Love| 1977
94| James Brown| Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud| 1968
95| Sandi Sheldon| You're Gonna Make Me Love You| 1967
96| Gladys Knight and the Pips| Midnight Train to Georgia| 1973
97| Jeff Buckley| Hallelujah| 1994
98| Blondie| Picture This [last chorus]| 1978
99| First Aid Kit| Emmylou| 2012
100| Tennessee Ernie Ford| Sixteen Tons| 1955
101| Funkadelic| One Nation Under a Groove| 1978
102| M.I.A.| Teqkilla| 2010
103| Bright Eyes| Lover I Don't Have to Love [1st chorus]| 2002
104| Frank Turner| Photosynthesis (Truck Sessions Version)|2008
105| Siouxie and the Banshees| Hong Kong Garden| 1978
106| The Coral| Dreaming of You| 2002
107| U2| Pride (in the Name of Love)|1984
108| The Ruts| Babylon's Burning| 1979
109| Noir Désir| Comme elle vient| 1996
110| Spencer Davis Group| Gimme Some Lovin'| 1966
111| Gossip| Jealous Girls| 2006
112| Black Sabbath| Children of the Sea| 1980
113| Mötörhead| Ace of Spades| 1980
114| Passion Pit| Better Things| 2008
115| The Sweet Things| I'm in a World of Trouble| 1966
116| Kanye West feat. T-Pain| Good Life| 2007
117| Die Toten Hosen| Bayern [last chorus]| 1999
118| Stevie Wonder| You Haven't Done Nothin'| 1974
119| Al Wilson| The Snake| 1968
120| The Beautiful South| Prettiest Eyes| 1994
121| Ramones| I Wanna Be Sedated| 1978
122| M.O.P.| Ante Up (Robbin Hoodz Theory)| 2000
123| Dusty Springfield| All Cried Out| 1964
124| Foals| My Number| 2012
125| The Flying Burrito Brothers| Farther Along| 1970
126| The Elgins| Heaven Must Have Sent You| 1966
127| Mission of Burma| That's When I Reach for My Revolver| 1981
128| R Kelly| Ignition (Remix)| 2003
129| Lady Gaga| Yoü and I| 2011
130| Luniz| I Got 5 on It| 1995
131| Jay-Z| Izzo (H.O.V.A.)| 2001
132| The Verve| Sonnet| 1997
133| Sublime| Santeria| 1996
134| Pink| Who Knew| 2006
135| Koffee| Toast| 2018
136| Judy Street| What| 1968
137| Icona Pop feat. Charli XCX| I Love It| 2012
138| Chuck Berry| Johnny B. Goode| 1956
139| Rainbow| Since You've Been Gone| 1979
140| Everything But the Girl| Each and Every One| 1984
141| Toots and the Maytals| 54-46 Was My Number| 1968
142| Little Simz feat. Syd| Shotgun| 2016
143| Muse| Muscle Museum| 1999
144| Methyl Ethyl| Ubu| 2017
145 Missy Elliott| Work It| 2002
146| Deee-Lite| Groove Is in the Heart| 1990
147| Lil Jon and the East Side Boyz feat. Ying Yang Twins| Get Low| 2003
148| Evelyn 'Champagne' King| Love Come Down| 1982
149| The Whispers| And The Beat Goes On| 1979
150| Pip Blom| I Think I'm In Love| 2018
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mileswide wrote:4) For admin purposes, Honorio has agreed to oversee the calculation of the results, for which I'm massively grateful, and I will be responsible for the rollout of the results. Please direct any relevant queries accordingly.
Thank you, mileswide! But I need recommendations about which formula I should use. Last time I managed the Excels on a poll was on 2011 (then I helped whuntva with the Classical music poll).

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Honorio wrote: Thank you, mileswide! But I need recommendations about which formula I should use. Last time I managed the Excels on a poll was on 2011 (then I helped whuntva with the Classical music poll).
My inexperience is showing here, I probably should have got advice about formulae beforehand, sorry if I've left you in the lurch, Honorio :(

Would a similar method to the 300/(rank +2) moonbeam's been using for the 80s years polls be viable with this poll? Does anyone have any insight as to whether it would be suitable in this instance?
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StevieFan13 wrote:I may need to find a spot on my list for Flagpole Sitta. I think I forgot it!
I had a peep and you've definitely forgotten Harvey Danger's finest but you've still got nearly a month to make what adjustments you need, I know I'll be taking advantage of that time throwing songs in, taking them out, putting them back in again!

Thanks to you both for your predictably top-quality lists for this poll, hope to see many more of the same calibre from other AM-ers :D
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Post by andyd1010 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:32 am

Some interesting cases:

1234 by Feist; Vicarious by Tool; What It Is to Burn by Finch.

In all three cases, I think the first two choruses are merely good, and the final chorus is astounding. I guess I should just vote for the average quality between the three choruses in each song? There are plenty of songs that have a final chorus that's much better than the prior choruses.

There are a few songs where I love the pre-chorus and feel more indifferent about the actual chorus, so I'm leaning toward not voting for those (Under the Boardwalk, Ship to Wreck).

Stevie voting for Seven Nation Army is an interesting one. I absolutely love that guitar riff but never thought of it as a chorus... although I guess it is at sports games when everyone is shouting it.

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Post by andyd1010 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:46 am

All These Things That I've Done is another one. Nick, are you taking it as an average of the normal choruses plus the 'I've Got Soul But I'm Not a Soldier' part?

Fluorescent Adolescent is another similar example (like Don't Stop Believing also) with a chorus and then a big refrain at the end, so I'll treat that the same way.

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andyd1010 wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:46 am
All These Things That I've Done is another one. Nick, are you taking it as an average of the normal choruses plus the 'I've Got Soul But I'm Not a Soldier' part?

Fluorescent Adolescent is another similar example (like Don't Stop Believing also) with a chorus and then a big refrain at the end, so I'll treat that the same way.
I’m taking this poll to mean the song with the best chorus, so no, not an average. And I’m counting the “I’ve got soul...” section as the bridge. Though the parameters of this poll appear subjective, so I wouldn’t begrudge anyone for having a different interpretation than I do.

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StevieFan13 wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:10 pm
97. The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
andyd1010 wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:32 am
Stevie voting for Seven Nation Army is an interesting one. I absolutely love that guitar riff but never thought of it as a chorus... although I guess it is at sports games when everyone is shouting it.
Good spot Andy, probably should have made it clearer that choruses with only vocal sounds, rather than words, are valid but not instrumental sections where the chorus would logically go. I'll reflect this in the initial post. Might this be a chance to slot Flagpole Sitta in its place, Stevie?
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Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:58 pm

I’m taking this poll to mean the song with the best chorus, so no, not an average. And I’m counting the “I’ve got soul...” section as the bridge. Though the parameters of this poll appear subjective, so I wouldn’t begrudge anyone for having a different interpretation than I do.
I second that on on both counts, Nick- "yeaaaaah, you know you gotta help me out.." is the chorus, "I've got soul" is the middle 8/bridge as I understand it. There's an argument for the latter being the refrain as it ends with the title drop, though, so I won't clash with anyone if they take Andy's view on it.

And this is a vote to find the song with the best chorus. If you think all the choruses are outstanding, then just list the name of the track. If you want it to be known that you prefer a particular chorus within a song, you can highlight that [in brackets] but it won't affect the overall ranking. I just don't want a situation where a song like Hurricane by Dylan is taking up the list just because different people have different preferences for its 11 (very distinct) choruses!

Any alternative views on the above are more than welcome though :D
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Post by StevieFan13 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:16 pm

Alright, I suppose that makes sense. The guitar riff comes where the chorus would be, but I see the point. Flagpole Sitta takes its place.
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Post by BobPatience » Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:33 pm

mileswide wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:32 pm
I just don't want a situation where a song like Hurricane by Dylan is taking up the list just because different people have different preferences for its 11 (very distinct) choruses!
Interesting, I've never seen someone refer to 'Hurricane's' verses as choruses.
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Post by mileswide » Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:55 pm

BobPatience wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:33 pm
mileswide wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:32 pm
I just don't want a situation where a song like Hurricane by Dylan is taking up the list just because different people have different preferences for its 11 (very distinct) choruses!
Interesting, I've never seen someone refer to 'Hurricane's' verses as choruses.
I'd count the "Here comes the story of the hurricane" "I saw them leaving" etc. sections as choruses- the chord sequence changes, there's an audible gap after the verses to lead into it, the guitar playing becomes more emphatic, there's the title drop and these sections occur after every verse.

But I know they are generally seen as the ends of the verses (Genius, which I worship, supports this view), so I am open to being persuaded otherwise, including removing it from my list...what does everyone else reckon?
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Post by BobPatience » Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:52 pm

A chorus, imo, has to repeat. In 'Hurricane', of the 11 sections, only one of them repeats one-and-a-half times (second part of verse 1 repeats in 5 and half of it in 11), and then not even exact. Now 2 (or 2.5) choruses isn't unheard of, but in this case it's 2.5 out of 11 sections. It's also very much possible that a song repeats a verse, 'Mr. Brightside' being an obvious example.

However, there are examples of songs where I'd consider a part a 'chorus' even though it doesn't repeat. In Mumford and Sons' 'The Cave' there's a repeating chorus after verse 1, verse 2 and in the outro. And then there's a part after verse 3 that is based the same chords and melody as the 'other' chorus, but has different lyrics. The reason that I do considers this one a chorus is that it's just a one-time deviation out of 4 chorus sections. It also acts very much like a bridge, which 'explains' why they would use different lyrics there.

A good example of a song that I think has multiple choruses is 'Mr. Blue Sky'. It has 3 chorus sections. 1: A-A, 2: A-B-B and 3: A-B where A and B represent the two choruses.

On another note, my current list has 3 songs so far:
The Beatles - For No One
Agnes Obel - Familiar
The Turtles - Eleanore
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mileswide wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:32 pm

Good spot Andy, probably should have made it clearer that choruses with only vocal sounds, rather than words, are valid but not instrumental sections where the chorus would logically go. I'll reflect this in the initial post. Might this be a chance to slot Flagpole Sitta in its place, Stevie?
Is it safe to assume that "Paper Planes", which has words in its chorus but is mainly known for its sound effects (the gun shots, the gun clicking, the cash register) is eligible then?

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Post by mileswide » Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:32 pm

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A chorus, imo, has to repeat. In 'Hurricane', of the 11 sections, only one of them repeats one-and-a-half times (second part of verse 1 repeats in 5 and half of it in 11),
Choruses are proving trickier to define than I imagined when I opened this thread! I'd say if it's where in a song you'd expect a chorus to go, the phrasing and melody/chord pattern are more or less the same each time but different from those in the verses, it's generally a chorus (but not always!)

I can think of many songs where the lyrics differ in some of the choruses and I don't know what else you'd call the relevant section (among them One Week, And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda, Lover I Don't Have to Love, Blue Orchid, The Beautiful South's A Little Time, Christina Aguilera's Beautiful...). Then there are countless tracks where the key changes or even the whole genre and BPM (Time Tempah's Pass Out and Contact by Noisia from UK hip hop to drum and bass).

I know what you mean, though, and I can see in your second paragraphs you've explored some exceptions. At least 17 more choruses til you got yourself a list there, BobPatience- you can do it, I believe in you!
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Is it safe to assume that "Paper Planes", which has words in its chorus but is mainly known for its sound effects (the gun shots, the gun clicking, the cash register) is eligible then?
Oh yes, the full segment is "All I wanna do is (pow-pow-pow-pow) and a (click kerching!) take ya money", so 100% a chorus in my mind.

If the section solely consisted of the stock sound effects, it'd be doubtful but if it had someone clearly imitating said effects and nothing else, it could qualify as a chorus (if other factors applied).

So, Howlin' For You by The Black Keys where it sounds like Dan Auerbach is impersonating the riff is a chorus for me ("Ba-da-ba-DAH-da! Ba-da-ba-dah-da"). Seven Nation Army (and sadly many other White Stripes songs I love, not least Hello Operator, Icky Thump, Black Math, A Boy's Best Friend...) has the riff instead of the chorus and I'd see it at least as an instrumental break but happy to throw the doors wide to other opinions :mrgreen:
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Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019

Post by BobPatience » Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:11 pm

mileswide wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:32 pm
BobPatience wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:52 pm
A chorus, imo, has to repeat. In 'Hurricane', of the 11 sections, only one of them repeats one-and-a-half times (second part of verse 1 repeats in 5 and half of it in 11),
Choruses are proving trickier to define than I imagined when I opened this thread! I'd say if it's where in a song you'd expect a chorus to go, the phrasing and melody/chord pattern are more or less the same each time but different from those in the verses, it's generally a chorus (but not always!)
I do agree, and I don't expect a chorus to always repeat 100% but in Hurricane the 'choruses', with one exception, hardly share any lyrical content, imo they are second verses/counter verses. A good example of a song with very different but still similar choruses is Counting Crows' 'Mr. Jones.'
I can think of many songs where the lyrics differ in some of the choruses and I don't know what else you'd call the relevant section (among them One Week, And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda, Lover I Don't Have to Love, Blue Orchid, The Beautiful South's A Little Time, Christina Aguilera's Beautiful...). Then there are countless tracks where the key changes or even the whole genre and BPM (Time Tempah's Pass Out and Contact by Noisia from UK hip hop to drum and bass).
One Week - Barenaked Ladies (right?). Chorus is the 'How can I help...' part.
And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda - Eric Bogle/Pogues. The song is in AABAC form where, in my opinion, the C acts more like a second bridge to connect the AABA parts. The 'B' lines, starting with 'then in 1915...' or 'Johnny Turk he was ready...,' are just as different from the 'A' lines as the 'chorus' is.
Love I Don't Have to Love. I don't think that it's a stretch to call the parts starting with 'I want a lover...' choruses.
Blue Orchid - White Stripes. Imo they're refrains, but those are often considered choruses, so I guess they'd fit.
A Little Time - The Beautiful South. Dave's parts are really chorus-like. But imo it makes more sense to see it as chorus/ counter-chorus, especially as it's a duet.
Beautiful - Christina Aguilera. In the 'I/You/We are beautiful...' only the pronouns change, definitely choruses.

Pass Out - Time Tempah The sung parts are all chorus (or hook). You could also see the 'We bring the stars out...' as being the pre-chorus and the 'so let it rain' being the chorus or hook or w/e you want to call it.
Contact - Noisia. I don't see how the 'Yeah we run that...' would not be the chorus/hook.
That said, I'm not into D&B at all, but to me it seems that both tracks are pretty easily divisible in verse (the longer rap parts) or hook (the repeating bit).

But of course this is just my view on chorus/not chorus. In the end it's your decision on what's eligible.
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Post by mileswide » Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:28 pm

BobPatience wrote:
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But of course this is just my view on chorus/not chorus. In the end it's your decision on what's eligible.
I don't see us as being poles apart on this and you've got points I agree with (especially partial to the idea of A Little Time as being a song of choruses & counter-choruses).

You might well be right about Hurricane, I'm just desperate to cling on to it! That said, I was weighing up One of Us Must Know as one of my Dylan choices, so I can always use it as a (hopefully?) less dubious selection.
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Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019

Post by BobPatience » Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:51 pm

mileswide wrote:
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hat said, I was weighing up One of Us Must Know as one of my Dylan choices, so I can always use it as a (hopefully?) less dubious selection.
One of Us Must Know definitely has choruses.
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Post by BobPatience » Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:59 pm

My (Preliminary) list. I might change it, I might not.

1) The Beatles - For No One
2) MGMT - Little Dark Age
3) Jade Bird - Love Has All Been Done Before
4) The Crickets - That'll Be the Day
5) Agnes Obel - Familiar
6) The Beatles - Fool on the Hill
7) Crystal Fighters - Plage
8) The Smiths - There's a Light That Never Goes Out
9) Bob Seger - Turn the Page
10) Arcade Fire - Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
11) The Left Banke - Walk Away Renee
12) The Beatles - She's Leaving Home
13) Biffy Clyro - Bubbles
14) Otis Redding - Hard to Handle
15) Buzzcocks - Every Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)
16) Crosby, Stills & Nash - Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
17) Creedence Clearwater Revival - Have You Ever Seen the Rain
18) Jack Johnson - Sitting Waiting Wishing
19) Eliza Doolittle - Pack Up
20) Pink Floyd - See Emily Play
21) Volbeat - Lola Montez
22) Four Tops - It's The Same Old Song
23) The Turles - Elenore
24) Nick Drake - River Man
25) Van Morrison - Moondance
26) The Beatles - Nowhere Man
27) Linkin Park - Numb
28) Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal
29) Lorde - Royals
30) Arcade Fire - Rebellion (Lies)
31) The Drifters - Under the Boardwalk
32) David Bowie - Ashes to Ashes
33) Vance Joy - Riptide
34) The Grateful Dead - Casey Jones
35) Steve Earle - Tennessee Blues
36) The Temptations - My Girl
37) Sam Cooke - (What a) Wonderful World
38) The Beatles - She Said, She Said
39) Avril Lavigne - Complicated
40) Sweet - Ballroom Blitz
41) The Zombies - Tell Her No
42) Fats Domino - Ain't That a Shame
43) The Seekers - Georgy Girl
44) Eminem - Stan
45) Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - Last Dance to Mary Jane
46) Bill Haley and His Comets - (We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock
47) Steely Dan - Hey Nineteen
48) The Kinks - Celluloid Heroes
49) Plain White T's - Hey There Delilah
50) Band of Skulls - I Know What I Am
51) Simon & Garfunkel - A Hazy Shade of Winter

Some notes:
16) Crosby, Stills & Nash - Suite: Judy Blue Eyes consists of 3 parts (of course, it's a suite) and the chorus only appears in part 1, is this allowed?
42) Fats Domino - Ain't That a Shame and 46) Bill Haley and His Comets - (We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock (and possibly more) are 12-bar blues where the last 4 or 8 of those 12 bars are repeated (effectively forming a chorus), are those fine?
43) The Seekers - Georgy Girl this song is technically in AABAC form, but the 'AC' part repeats, I'm kinda on the fence with this one.
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Post by Rob » Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:04 am

Some dance tracks are strange cases, as the genre frequently uses repeats, although they may continue volume and tempo switches. We Are Your Friends by Justice Vs. Simian is basically the same lines over and over again and that way feel like a chorus, but if a song is all chorus, does it still count as a chorus?

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Post by mileswide » Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:57 pm

BobPatience wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:59 pm
My (Preliminary) list. I might change it, I might not.
That's your prerogative, you've got some top tunes at the moment though!
BobPatience wrote:
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16) Crosby, Stills & Nash - Suite: Judy Blue Eyes consists of 3 parts (of course, it's a suite) and the chorus only appears in part 1, is this allowed?
A parallel I'd make would be with Jesus of Suburbia where there are five distinctly marked parts and, by my reckoning, four repeating choruses. If the lack of a chorus in Dearly Beloved doesn't invalidate the choruses in the other parts, the lack of a chorus in the Doo Doo Doo/Spanish Singing section in S: JBE doesn't change the fact "I am yours, you are mine..." is a chorus in my eyes...
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42) Fats Domino - Ain't That a Shame and 46) Bill Haley and His Comets - (We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock (and possibly more) are 12-bar blues where the last 4 or 8 of those 12 bars are repeated (effectively forming a chorus), are those fine?
Can see where you're coming from, Bob- out of these two, ATAS seems a more clear cut chorus as there's a definite build up before he belts out the title, which feels like a transition from verse to chorus. Even with RATC though, the verses follow a formula of setting up the repeated sections, which I think can fairly be called choruses.
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43) The Seekers - Georgy Girl this song is technically in AABAC form, but the 'AC' part repeats, I'm kinda on the fence with this one.
I've made my peace with the idea of only two out three choruses being the same, I don't want to be responsible for you losing sleep over non-identical choruses though ;-)
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Some dance tracks are strange cases, as the genre frequently uses repeats, although they may continue volume and tempo switches. We Are Your Friends by Justice Vs. Simian is basically the same lines over and over again and that way feel like a chorus, but if a song is all chorus, does it still count as a chorus?
Good question Rob, I'd say most dance selections will probably have to be looked at on a case-by-case basis. I'd say a chorus can only exist in contrast to another lyrical section, which is usually going to be the verse. As you say, WAYF doesn't have a counterpoint to its main lyrics, so it's a reluctant no from me in this instance.

It's getting me thinking, this is, I'm not fully certain that I'm right but I hope my reasoning is making sense!
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1. Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence
2. The Offspring - Self-Esteem
3. Post Malone - Better Now
4. Green Day - Dry Ice
5. Radiohead - High And Dry
6. Peter Murphy - Cuts You Up
7. Depeche Mode - Everything Counts
8. Bad Religion - American Jesus
9. The Who - The Kids Are Alright
10. The Offspring - The Kid's Aren't Alright
11. Social Distortion - Don't Drag Me Down
12. Green Day - Christie Road
13. Oasis - Some Might Say
14. Dead or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
15. Guns N' Wankers - Skin Deep
16. Juice WRLD - Lucid Dreams
17. Depeche Mode - Precious
18. Post Malone - 92 Explorer
19. Bet The Levels - GE Days
20. Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock
21. Radiohead - Creep
22. XXXTENTACION - SAD!
23. Ramones - Pet Sematary
24. Bad Religion - 21st Century Digital Boy
25. Oasis - Wonderwall
26. Lil Nas X - Old Town Road
27. Judas Priest - Living After Midnight
28. No Doubt - Spiderwebs
29. Depeche Mode - Nothing
30. Phantom Planet - California
31. Taking Back Sunday - Cute Without The "E"
32. New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle
33. Sex Pistols - Anarchy In The UK
34. The Who - Behind Blue Eyes
35. Green Day - Going To Pasalaqua
36. Metallica - Enter Sandman
37. Didjits - Killboy Powerhead
38. Camouflage - The Great Commandment
39. Radiohead - Bones
40. The Lookouts - Once Upon A Time
41. Post Malone - Rockstar
42. Depeche Mode - People Are People
43. The Killers - Somebody Told Me
44. Placebo - Nancy Boy
45. The Who - So Sad About Us
46. Dead Kennedys - Kill The Poor
47. Red Jumpsuit Apparatus - Face Down
48. Rooney - I'm Shakin'
49. Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds
50. Lil Peep - Awful Things
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4. Green Day - Dry Ice
12. Green Day - Christie Road
35. Green Day - Going To Pasalaqua
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Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019

Post by Edre Peraza » Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:25 am

prosecutorgodot wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:31 pm
Edre Peraza wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:51 pm
4. Green Day - Dry Ice
12. Green Day - Christie Road
35. Green Day - Going To Pasalaqua
Love these early Green Day picks! :music-rockon:
Early Green Day will always be my favorite
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Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019

Post by mileswide » Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:22 pm

Ace list Edre! And there doesn't seem to be any doubt about whether any of your choices are choruses or not but I'll review tomorrow along with the other submissions to be certain
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Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019

Post by mileswide » Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:45 pm

Felt bad again for making Steviefan change his list, so I've taken away Hurricane, put in One of Us Must Know and re-jigged my ballot.

Properly listened to everything submitted so far now, so hopefully all of the above can be seen as having a chorus!

Three weeks left by the way!
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Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019

Post by mileswide » Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:57 pm

It is with frustration with myself, sadness but also some relief that I've decided to abandon this Choruses Poll.

It was a nice idea poorly executed by myself that lacked from the outset clear definitions or an agreed formula.

I'm sorry for the way I've conducted many of the discussions above- I probably did so out of a belated attempt to try to clarify the rules but I can easily see it as having put off people who otherwise might have voted. My failure to heed opinions and advice above may have had the same effect and may have left a sour taste for those who did vote.

Speaking of which:
StevieFan13 wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:10 pm
Alright, let's give this a shot.
Nick wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:55 pm
A somewhat provisional list. Thanks for some song inspiration, Steviefan!
BobPatience wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:59 pm
My (Preliminary) list. I might change it, I might not.
Edre Peraza wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:51 pm
1. Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence
I'm quoting you all, so you don't miss this update that this won't be going ahead and to thank you all for submitting your superb choices to my first poll, sorry that it didn't work out. Hold on to your lists just in case someone else runs a choruses poll in the future!
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Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019

Post by Nick » Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:20 pm

mileswide wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:57 pm
It is with frustration with myself, sadness but also some relief that I've decided to abandon this Choruses Poll.

It was a nice idea poorly executed by myself that lacked from the outset clear definitions or an agreed formula.

I'm sorry for the way I've conducted many of the discussions above- I probably did so out of a belated attempt to try to clarify the rules but I can easily see it as having put off people who otherwise might have voted. My failure to heed opinions and advice above may have had the same effect and may have left a sour taste for those who did vote.
No worries mileswide. Hosting a poll is a huge undertaking! Don't feel bad for backing out.

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Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019

Post by andyd1010 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:46 pm

Damn, I was just finalizing my list after hours and hours going through it.

1 | Oasis | Don't Look Back in Anger
2 | Thrice | Words in the Water (final chorus)
3 | System of a Down | Chop Suey! (final chorus)
4 | The Beatles | Hey Jude
5 | Feist | 1234 (final chorus)
6 | 4 Non Blondes | What's Up?
7 | Father John Misty | Please Don't Die (final chorus)
8 | Finch | What It Is to Burn (final chorus)
9 | Tool | Vicarious (final chorus)
10 | Thrice | Image of the Invisible
11 | Fiona Apple | Never Is a Promise (final chorus)
12 | The Killers | Mr. Brightside
13 | Muse | Plug in Baby (final chorus)
14 | Pitbull | Timber (feat. Kesha)
15 | Mariah Carey | All I Want for Christmas Is You (final chorus)
16 | Lorde | Green Light
17 | Blur | Song 2
18 | Adele | Rolling in the Deep
19 | Britney Spears | Toxic
20 | Jay-Z | Empire State of Mind (feat. Alicia Keys)
21 | ABBA | Dancing Queen
22 | Arcade Fire | Wake Up
23 | Miley Cyrus | Wrecking Ball
24 | Fountains of Wayne | Stacy's Mom
25 | Dexys Midnight Runners | Come on Eileen
26 | The Rolling Stones | Can't You Hear Me Knocking
27 | Glasvegas | Daddy's Gone (final chorus)
28 | Alanis Morissette | You Oughta Know
29 | Macklemore & Ryan Lewis | Downtown (feat. Eric Nally, Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee, and Grandmaster Caz) (final chorus)
30 | Blur | Out of Time (final chorus)
31 | Queen | We Are the Champions
32 | Eagles | Hotel California
33 | The Beatles | Let It Be
34 | Florence and the Machine | Shake It Out (final chorus)
35 | The Black Keys | Little Black Submarines (final chorus)
36 | Weezer | Say It Ain't So (final chorus)
37 | Lady Gaga | Bad Romance (final chorus)
38 | Kelly Clarkson | Since U Been Gone
39 | Lana Del Rey | Video Games
40 | Jimmy Eat World | The Middle
41 | Elvis Presley | Suspicious Minds
42 | Elton John | Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
43 | Taylor Swift | Shake It Off
44 | The Beatles | While My Guitar Gently Weeps
45 | IllScarlett | Nothing Special
46 | Fleetwood Mac | Go Your Own Way
47 | A-ha | Take on Me
48 | Kesha | Praying (final chorus)
49 | Avenged Sevenfold | M.I.A.
50 | The Beatles | I Saw Her Standing There
51 | The Beatles | She Loves You
52 | Radiohead | Creep
53 | The Rolling Stones | (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
54 | Blink-182 | All the Small Things (final chorus)
55 | Coldplay | Viva la Vida (final chorus)
56 | Israel Kamakawiwo'ole | Over the Rainbow
57 | Major Lazer | Get Free (feat. Amber Coffman of Dirty Projectors)
58 | Kacey Musgraves | Follow Your Arrow
59 | Thrice | Red Sky (final chorus)
60 | Belle and Sebastian | Your Cover's Blown (final chorus)
61 | Avenged Sevenfold | Fiction
62 | Weezer | Pork and Beans (final chorus)
63 | John Denver | Take Me Home, Country Roads
64 | Simon & Garfunkel | Bridge Over Troubled Water (final chorus)
65 | Fiona Apple | Carrion
66 | Elvis Presley | You'll Never Walk Alone (final chorus)
67 | Fleetwood Mac | Landslide
68 | Modest Mouse | Float On
69 | The National | Slow Show
70 | Avenged Sevenfold | A Little Piece of Heaven
71 | Pretenders | Brass in Pocket
72 | The Ronettes | Be My Baby
73 | Nirvana | Smells Like Teen Spirit
74 | Boston | More Than a Feeling
75 | Johnny Cash | Hurt (final chorus)
76 | Grizzly Bear | While You Wait for the Others (final chorus)
77 | Bob Dylan | Like a Rolling Stone
78 | The Ting Tings | That's Not My Name (final chorus)
79 | Britney Spears | ...Baby One More Time
80 | George Harrison | My Sweet Lord
81 | Oasis | Champagne Supernova
82 | John Lennon | Imagine
83 | Muse | Hysteria (final chorus)
84 | Paul McCartney | Maybe I'm Amazed
85 | Van Morrison | Brown Eyed Girl
86 | The Rolling Stones | Honky Tonk Women
87 | The Killers | All These Things That I've Done
88 | Sia | Cheap Thrills
89 | MGMT | Kids
90 | M.I.A. | Paper Planes
91 | Kings of Leon | Sex on Fire
92 | Oasis | Wonderwall
93 | Pulp | Common People
94 | Smokey Robinson & the Miracles | The Tracks of My Tears
95 | Don McLean | American Pie
96 | Everclear | Santa Monica (final chorus)
97 | Maren Morris | My Church
98 | Augie March | One Crowded Hour (final chorus)
99 | Coldplay | Yellow
100 | The Killers | This River Is Wild
101 | CeeLo Green | Fuck You
102 | Pink Floyd | Brain Damage / Eclipse
103 | Weezer | Buddy Holly
104 | Dusty Springfield | Son of a Preacher Man
105 | Pearl Jam | Last Kiss
106 | The Smiths | There Is a Light That Never Goes Out
107 | Elton John | Rocket Man
108 | Duffy | Mercy
109 | The Cranberries | Zombie
110 | Live | Lightning Crashes (final chorus)
111 | Guns N' Roses | Paradise City
112 | Chumbawamba | Tubthumping
113 | INXS | Original Sin
114 | Weezer | Island in the Sun
115 | Elton John | Your Song
116 | Crowded House | Don't Dream It's Over
117 | Cold Chisel | Khe Sanh
118 | Modern English | I Melt with You
119 | David Bowie | Life on Mars?
120 | KT Tunstall | Suddenly I See (final chorus)
121 | Matchbox Twenty | How Far We've Come (final chorus)
122 | Vampire Weekend | This Life
123 | Josh Ritter | To the Dogs or Whoever
124 | The Rolling Stones | Jumpin' Jack Flash
125 | David Bowie | Changes
126 | John Lennon | Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)
127 | Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment | Sunday Candy (feat. Jamila Woods)
128 | Katy Perry | Roar (final chorus)
129 | Midtown | Become What You Hate (final chorus)
130 | Adele | Someone Like You (final chorus)
131 | The Beatles | Eleanor Rigby
132 | Sturgill Simpson | In Bloom (final chorus)
133 | The Crystals | Da Doo Ron Ron (When He Walked Me Home)
134 | The Strokes | Under Cover of Darkness
135 | The Struts | Could Have Been Me (final chorus)
136 | The Beatles | Here Comes the Sun
137 | Sam Smith | Stay with Me (final chorus)
138 | Lorde | Royals
139 | Semisonic | Closing Time
140 | Beach House | Myth
141 | Foo Fighters | The Sky Is a Neighborhood
142 | St. Vincent | Cruel
143 | Villagers | A Trick of the Light
144 | Wilco | Jesus, Etc.
145 | Temples | Shelter Song
146 | Coldplay | The Scientist
147 | OutKast | Hey Ya!
148 | Spoon | Do You
149 | Aerosmith | Dream On
150 | Red Hot Chili Peppers | Otherside
151 | The Sundays | Can't Be Sure
152 | Janis Joplin | Me and Bobby McGee
153 | Beach House | Zebra
154 | Audioslave | Like a Stone
155 | The Beatles | Carry That Weight
156 | Jenny Lewis | Just One of the Guys
157 | Fastball | The Way
158 | Toots and the Maytals | Pressure Drop
159 | Of Monsters and Men | Little Talks
160 | The Killers | Read My Mind
161 | New Radicals | Mother, We Just Can't Get Enough
162 | Blue Swede | Hooked on a Feeling
163 | Alice in Chains | Man in the Box
164 | The Shins | Phantom Limb
165 | Fastball | Out of My Head
166 | Blur | Country House (final chorus)
167 | Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová | Falling Slowly
168 | St. Vincent | Fast Slow Disco
169 | Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros | Home (final chorus)
170 | The Byrds | Mr. Tambourine Man
171 | Amy Winehouse | Rehab (final chorus)
172 | Sam Cooke | Cupid
173 | Rilo Kiley | Portions for Foxes (final chorus)
174 | Blondie | Heart of Glass
175 | Jeff Buckley | Hallelujah
176 | Young the Giant | My Body
177 | Sufjan Stevens | Chicago
178 | The Beatles | Get Back
179 | Pixies | Velouria
180 | Simon & Garfunkel | Mrs. Robinson
181 | Daft Punk | Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell Williams)
182 | Arcade Fire | Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
183 | Belle and Sebastian | Lazy Line Painter Jane
184 | Soundgarden | Fell on Black Days
185 | AC/DC | You Shook Me All Night Long
186 | Del Shannon | Runaway
187 | Alabama Shakes | Don't Wanna Fight
188 | Thin Lizzy | The Boys Are Back in Town
189 | The Black Keys | Gotta Get Away
190 | Elton John | Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding
191 | Steely Dan | Kings
192 | Vance Joy | Riptide (final chorus)
193 | Panic! at the Disco | Nine in the Afternoon
194 | Stone Temple Pilots | Plush
195 | Blink-182 | What's My Age Again?
196 | Paramore | Still into You
197 | Sia | Chandelier
198 | Coolio | Gangsta's Paradise (feat. L.V.)
199 | Nine Inch Nails | Head Like a Hole
200 | Sum 41 | Fat Lip (final chorus)

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Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019

Post by mileswide » Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:59 pm

andyd1010 wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:46 pm
Damn, I was just finalizing my list after hours and hours going through it.
I feel worse now, I didn't know anyone else was going to enter, sorry andyd. It would be a shame for everyone's hard work to go to waste.

I know this indecision from me is equally bad as anything I mentioned in the last post but is anyone else considering submitting a list? I do want to keep it running but only if people would deem it worthwhile.

In the meantime, I'll check Andy's choices and I'll hope to make a definite decision soon...
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Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019

Post by andyd1010 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:10 pm

mileswide wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:59 pm
andyd1010 wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:46 pm
Damn, I was just finalizing my list after hours and hours going through it.
I feel worse now, I didn't know anyone else was going to enter, sorry andyd. It would be a shame for everyone's hard work to go to waste.

I know this indecision from me is equally bad as anything I mentioned in the last post but is anyone else considering submitting a list? I do want to keep it running but only if people would deem it worthwhile.

In the meantime, I'll check Andy's choices and I'll hope to make a definite decision soon...
As someone who’s still never run a poll here, I appreciate all of you who do, and I realize it’s a lot of work. So it’s not a problem if this doesn’t come together - I’m still just happy I came up with a list. And my No. 1 seems to be dominating right now, so there are still some good things that have come out of this.

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Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019

Post by andyd1010 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:14 pm

I’ve also thought a lot about the best bridges/middle eights as I’ve gone through my choices, so if you ever wanted to go for your original idea, I’d be down for that too.

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Re: Best Ever Choruses Poll 2019

Post by FrankLotion » Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:34 pm

mileswide wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:59 pm
andyd1010 wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:46 pm
Damn, I was just finalizing my list after hours and hours going through it.
I feel worse now, I didn't know anyone else was going to enter, sorry andyd. It would be a shame for everyone's hard work to go to waste.

I know this indecision from me is equally bad as anything I mentioned in the last post but is anyone else considering submitting a list? I do want to keep it running but only if people would deem it worthwhile.

In the meantime, I'll check Andy's choices and I'll hope to make a definite decision soon...
Honestly I’ve just been spending a while trying to make mine so sorry for the wait! I can assure you that you probably didn’t alienate anyone here but I completely understand if you don’t want continue with the poll. I think at the very least people can just share lists if they want and it doesn’t have to end with any tally. :)

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