Biggest Fan Songs - June 2020

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Welcome to the June 2020 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.

January 2019
February 2019
March 2019
April 2019
May 2019
June 2019
July 2019
August 2019
September 2019
October 2019
November 2019
December 2019
January 2020
February 2020
March 2020
April 2020
May 2020

The playlist:
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508. Deftones – Sextape
Year: 2010
Album: Diamond Eyes
Biggest Fan: Panam (#635)

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508. Deftones – Sextape - 5
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Deftones – Sextape: 7
Deftones have almost left metal here, for some soft rock that echoes the sound of 10 years before this what made, but it is a surprisingly touching piece.
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Sextape gets a 7 from me as well.
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508. Deftones - Sextape: 7/10
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Yet another Brad:

509. Dead Kennedys – Bleed for Me
Year: 1982
Album: Plastic Surgery Disasters
Biggest Fan: Brad (#348)

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Rob wrote: Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:29 am508. Deftones – Sextape
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Rob wrote: Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:21 am509. Dead Kennedys – Bleed for Me
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508. Deftones – Sextape: 5
509. Dead Kennedys – Bleed for Me: 9 (has since dropped to #1173 on my all-time list)

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508. Deftones – Sextape: 6
509. Dead Kennedys – Bleed for Me: 5
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Dead Kennedys – Bleed for Me: 8
With the exception of maybe Johnny Rotten I think Jello Biafra might be the greatest vocalist of punk rock. There is so much character in there: a relish, a nastiness, even a touch of humor. I love it.
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508. Deftones – Sextape: 6

509. Dead Kennedys – Bleed for Me: 8
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509. Dead Kennedys - Bleed for Me: 6/10
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510. Citizen Band - Julia
Year: 1978
Album: Citizen Band
Biggest Fan: Safetycat (#unranked)

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510. Citizen Band - Julia: 6/10
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What happened to the spotify playlist?
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Rob wrote: Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:50 am510. Citizen Band - Julia
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509. Dead Kennedys - Bleed for Me - 5.5
510. Citizen Band - Julia - 5.5
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Hymie wrote: Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:23 pm What happened to the spotify playlist?
What do you mean? I still see it in the first post.

Citizen Band - Julia: 7
Pretty cool. Almost prog-like, but with a pop angle.
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510. Citizen Band - Julia: 6
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509. Dead Kennedys – Bleed for Me: 7.5
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Rob wrote: Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:45 pm
Hymie wrote: Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:23 pm What happened to the spotify playlist?
What do you mean? I still see it in the first post.
It's there now, but this morning it wasn't.
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511. Grateful Dead – Dire Wolf
Year: 1970
Album: Workingman’s Dead
Biggest Fan: 9 (#163)

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Rob wrote: Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:50 am511. Grateful Dead – Dire Wolf
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Citizen Band - Julia: 7

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511. Grateful Dead - Dire Wolf: 8/10
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Grateful Dead - Dire Wolf: 7

Like a lot of Grateful Dead appealingly friendly and relaxed sounding, though not one of their more layered songs.
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Deftones - Sextape 4
Dead Kennedys - Bleed for Me 8
CITIZEN BAND - Julia 6
Grateful Dead - Dire Wolf 6
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511. Grateful Dead - Dire Wolf: 7
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Another Zombeels:

512. The Submarines - 1940
Year: 2008
Album: Honeysuckle Weeks
Biggest Fan: Zombeels (#444)

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Rob wrote: Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:15 am512. The Submarines - 1940
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The Submarines - 1940: 7

Sounds like sunny pop, but the ominous year of the title quickly points to another interpretation. "Something's wrong". Pretty good.
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Now a song that came really close of getting no votes in the All Time Poll; appearing as #1000 on someone’s list.

513. ABBA - Arrival
Year: 1976
Album: Arrival
Biggest Fan: Prosecutorgodot (#1000)

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Abba - Arrival: 8/10. Schmaltzy as fuck. I love it
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Rob wrote: Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:28 am513. ABBA - Arrival
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512. The Submarines - 1940: 6/10
513. ABBA - Arrival: 5/10
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ABBA - Arrival: 5
I have a theory - or maybe more a feeling - that every moment of the day one Dutch radio station is playing an ABBA song, so I'm always surprised to learn that there are songs by them that I haven't heard yet. Then again, I have never actually listened to them on album, so there are bound to be some album exclusive cuts that have passed have eluded me still. In case of Arrival it is easy to see why, as it isn't your typical ABBA track. I mean, who would guess that they made a wordless Celtic chant with disco synths. I'm not sure why they thought this was a road to pursue, even as basically a coda for an album. The part of me that loves Celtic music almost embraces this, actually, but there is a certain hokeyness to this that turns me off.
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511. Grateful Dead - Dire Wolf: 7.25
512. The Submarines - 1940: 7.25

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514. Fidlar – Cheap Beer
Year: 2012
Album: FIDLAR
Biggest Fan: Krurze (#482)

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Oh, the good old FIDLAR days. There was a time in my life when no other band seemed to capture my state of mind just as well as these guys did. By that I mean the strange mixture of the confusion and the uninhibited (and often misguided) energy of one's early twenties. I grew a little older and a little wiser, but I still take pride in drinking cheap beer. 10/10
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Rob wrote: Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:59 am514. Fidlar – Cheap Beer
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Fidlar – Cheap Beer: 6
Kind of fun anger punk, but I guess I'm not a beer guy.
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514. FIDLAR - Cheap Beer: 5/10
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512. The Submarines - 1940: 5
513. ABBA - Arrival: 5
514. FIDLAR - Cheap Beer: 6
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Prince returns, this time not with a deep cut, but with a song that not only ranks on AM at #4791, but was also a hit single. It is notably one of the few Prince songs eligible for this game that did not appear on Moonbeam’s list:

515. Prince – U Got the Look
Year: 1987
Album: Sign ‘O’ the Times
Biggest Fan: Bootsy (#712)

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508. Deftones – Sextape: 7
509. Dead Kennedys – Bleed for Me: 5
510. Citizen Band - Julia: 7
511. Grateful Dead – Dire Wolf: 6.5
512. The Submarines - 1940: 7
513. ABBA - Arrival: 4
514. Fidlar – Cheap Beer: 6
515. Prince – U Got the Look: 7
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515. Prince – U Got the Look
A big 10/10 for me.
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511. Grateful Dead - Dire Wolf - 7
512. The Submarines - 1940 - 7.5
513. ABBA - Arrival - 6
514. Fidlar – Cheap Beer - 5
515. Prince – U Got the Look - 6
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That’s a good one. U Got the Look is an 8 from me.
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