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80s poll predictions and speculation

Post by andyd1010 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:35 am

I think one of the three songs in the top 50 that didn't make it last time is Under Pressure. I built the 300-song playlist starting with the top 120 from the previous poll and was shocked when that one wasn't on it.

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Re: 80s poll predictions and speculation

Post by Elder » Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:32 am

I will dare in my bet:
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Re: 80s poll predictions and speculation

Post by Elder » Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:34 am

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Re: 80s poll predictions and speculation

Post by phil » Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:31 am

Certainly “Under Pressure” is in there. Pretty sure ”About A Girl” (Nirvana) is one of them. And, this might be me being hopeful but perhaps “Marlene on the Wall” (Suzanne Vega) is the other.

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Re: 80s poll predictions and speculation

Post by Henry » Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:34 am

Prediction for songs that will not make it in this year's poll:

Violent Femmes - Add It Up
Wipers - Youth of America
Prefab Sprout - Goodbye Lucille #1
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Re: 80s poll predictions and speculation

Post by Jap123 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:23 am

Please don't let Billie Jean be number one

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Re: 80s poll predictions and speculation

Post by Moonbeam » Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:35 am

phil is correct in that "About a Girl" was one of the three, placing at #36! Two are yet to come, so keep guessing!

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Re: 80s poll predictions and speculation

Post by mileswide » Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:44 am

phil wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:31 am
Certainly “Under Pressure” is in there. Pretty sure ”About A Girl” (Nirvana) is one of them. And, this might be me being hopeful but perhaps “Marlene on the Wall” (Suzanne Vega) is the other.
Well, you were right about About a Girl, here's hoping your premonition skills are just as strong for Marlene!
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Re: 80s poll predictions and speculation

Post by phil » Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:56 am

I had another look at the last poll. Falling (Julee Cruise) wasn't in there! Surely that must be the other (not Marlene on the Wall).

Edit: Obviously didn’t have a good enough look at this years results. Falling has already come in at #69.

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Re: 80s poll predictions and speculation

Post by Moonbeam » Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:54 pm

andyd1010 and phil nailed it with "Under Pressure", which came in at #29. The other song was not guessed, "Here Comes the Rain Again" at #27!

Would you be interested in doing a similar guessing game for the top 10? I was planning on revealing #20-11 later today, and then I can leave this for everyone to speculate on the order of the top 10.

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Re: 80s poll predictions and speculation

Post by phil » Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:00 am

Sure, I’ll put my guess up within the next few hours

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Re: 80s poll predictions and speculation

Post by phil » Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:03 am

Moonbeam wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:54 pm
Would you be interested in doing a similar guessing game for the top 10? I was planning on revealing #20-11 later today, and then I can leave this for everyone to speculate on the order of the top 10.
I misread this earlier tonight as a prediction for the top 20. I did just now put a top 20 prediction together so I'll post #11-20 here now. No doubt I'll need to change #1-10 once the next 10 are revealed!

11 | U2 | Sunday Bloody Sunday
12 | David Bowie | Ashes to Ashes
13 | Prince and the Revolution | Purple Rain
14 | Bob Marley and the Wailers | Redemption Song
15 | Guns N' Roses | Sweet Child O' Mine
16 | Madonna | Like a Prayer
17 | The Cure | A Forest
18 | Pixies | Where Is My Mind?
19 | Echo and the Bunnymen | The Killing Moon
20 | The La's | There She Goes

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Re: 80s poll predictions and speculation

Post by Moonbeam » Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:53 am

Great guess, phil! 9 of your 10 finished in the 11-20 slots, with 2 in the correct positions!

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Re: 80s poll predictions and speculation

Post by phil » Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:43 am

Just was about to post my top 10 prediction and saw the next few are already up. I'll post anyway...

1 | Prince and the Revolution | When Doves Cry
2 | The Smiths | There Is a Light That Never Goes Out
3 | Kate Bush | Running Up That Hill
4 | Joy Division | Love Will Tear Us Apart
5 | Michael Jackson | Billie Jean
6 | The Cure | Just Like Heaven
7 | Talking Heads | Once in a Lifetime
8 | The Smiths | How Soon Is Now?
9 | New Order | Blue Monday
10 | Prince and the Revolution | Purple Rain

Looks like I've already underestimated How Soon Is Now

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Re: 80s poll predictions and speculation

Post by Henry » Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:28 am

Top 3 prediction:

1) Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
2) Prince - When Doves Cry
3) The Smiths - There is a Light That Never Goes Out

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