Biggest Fan - August 2020

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Biggest Fan - August 2020

Post by Rob » Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:06 am

Welcome to the August 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
June 2020
July 2020

The playlist:

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2020

Post by Rob » Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:06 am

569. Alex Cornish – Don’t Hold Me Back
Year: 2009
Album: Call Back
Biggest Fan: Neil (#64)

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2020

Post by Madzong » Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:47 am

569. Alex Cornish – Don’t Hold Me Back: 3.5
"On a mountain range, I'm Dr. Strange"

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2020

Post by Hymie » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:38 pm

Rob wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:06 am
569. Alex Cornish – Don’t Hold Me Back
4

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2020

Post by Rob » Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:05 pm

Alex Cornish – Don’t Hold Me Back: 6
Sounds a bit like something a band like The Jayhawks would come up with. It doesn't stand out in the pack much, but it is a good listen.

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2020

Post by LunarPiper » Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:16 pm

569. Alex Cornish – Don’t Hold Me Back: 5.5

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2020

Post by Schüttelbirne » Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:54 pm

569. Alex Cornish - Don't Hold Me Back: 4/10

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2020

Post by Rob » Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:25 am

To make up for that extremely long Wadada Leo Smith earlier this week, I now give you the shortest song that appeared here yet (one second shorter than previous record holder Circle Jerks with Red Tape):

570. Toby Fox - Bonetrousle
Year: 2015
Album: UNDERTALE Sountrack
Biggest Fan: Ordinaryperson (#878)

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2020

Post by Madzong » Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:14 am

570. Toby Fox - Bonetrousle: 4
"On a mountain range, I'm Dr. Strange"

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2020

Post by Rob » Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:28 am

Toby Fox - Bonetrousle: 8

Wonderful use of chiptune. It may be very short, but is catchy as all hell. Still need to play the game.

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2020

Post by Hymie » Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:34 pm

Rob wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:25 am
570. Toby Fox - Bonetrousle
3

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2020

Post by Hymie » Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:36 pm

Rob wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:05 pm
Alex Cornish – Don’t Hold Me Back: 6
Sounds a bit like something a band like The Jayhawks would come up with.
Jeez, I don't hear the Jayhawks at all.


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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2020

Post by LunarPiper » Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:41 pm

570. Toby Fox - Bonetrousle: 5

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2020

Post by Schüttelbirne » Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:06 pm

570. Toby Fox - Bonetrousle: 6/10

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2020

Post by Brad » Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:28 pm

569. Alex Cornish – Don’t Hold Me Back: 5
Thanks!

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2020

Post by Rob » Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:51 am

571. Gene Loves Jezebel – Desire (Come and Get It)
Year: 1985
Album: Discover
Biggest Fan: Fasbjd (#990)

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2020

Post by Wezzo » Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:30 am

569. Alex Cornish – Don’t Hold Me Back - 5.5
570. Toby Fox - Bonetrousle - 5
571. Gene Loves Jezebel – Desire (Come and Get It) - 7

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2020

Post by Romain » Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:09 am

569. Alex Cornish – Don’t Hold Me Back 5
570. Toby Fox - Bonetrousle / it's the kind of title I can't put a score in. Taken out of context, it's pretty hard.
571. Gene Loves Jezebel – Desire (Come and Get It) 6.5 the kind of music I don't usually get hooked on... and yet, this one has a little something that catches me.

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2020

Post by Hymie » Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:46 pm

Rob wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:51 am
571. Gene Loves Jezebel – Desire (Come and Get It)
3

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2020

Post by Brad » Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:47 pm

570. Toby Fox - Bonetrousle: 6

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2020

Post by Rob » Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:25 pm

Hymie wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:36 pm
Rob wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:05 pm
Alex Cornish – Don’t Hold Me Back: 6
Sounds a bit like something a band like The Jayhawks would come up with.
Jeez, I don't hear the Jayhawks at all.

I'm not sure if you are making a joke, but I am talking about these Jayhawks:
Gene Love Jezebel - Desire (Come and Get It): 6
Solid new wave stuff.

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2020

Post by LunarPiper » Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:22 pm

571. Gene Loves Jezebel – Desire (Come and Get It): 7

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2020

Post by Schüttelbirne » Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:54 pm

571. Gene Loves Jezebel - Desire (Come and Get It): 4/10

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2020

Post by Rob » Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:36 am

572. Gordon Lightfoot – Don Quixote
Year: 1972
Album: Don Quixote
Biggest Fan: Zombeels (#494)

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Post by Wezzo » Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:13 pm

572. Gordon Lightfoot – Don Quixote - 7

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2020

Post by Hymie » Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:40 pm

Rob wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:25 pm
Hymie wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:36 pm
Rob wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:05 pm
Alex Cornish – Don’t Hold Me Back: 6
Sounds a bit like something a band like The Jayhawks would come up with.
Jeez, I don't hear the Jayhawks at all.

I'm not sure if you are making a joke, but I am talking about these Jayhawks:
My Jayhawks had the name a bit earlier, like 50 years earlier.

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2020

Post by Hymie » Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:41 pm

Rob wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:36 am
572. Gordon Lightfoot – Don Quixote
5

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2020

Post by Rob » Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:17 pm

Gordon Lightfoot – Don Quixote: 8
I haven't heard too much Gordon Lightfoot yet, but he always seems to be making folk songs that sound even older then they are. I can't help but have a soft spot for it. There storytelling here is masterful and his gentle voice and playing hold a lot of appeal for me.

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2020

Post by spiritualized » Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:43 pm

569. Alex Cornish – Don’t Hold Me Back 6
570. Toby Fox - Bonetrousle - 7
571. Gene Loves Jezebel – Desire (Come and Get It) - 6
Gordon Lightfoot – Don Quixote: - 4

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2020

Post by Brad » Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:55 pm

571. Gene Loves Jezebel – Desire (Come and Get It): 6

Thanks!

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Post by Schüttelbirne » Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:37 pm

572. Gordon Lightfoot - Don Quixote: 7/10

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2020

Post by LunarPiper » Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:43 pm

572. Gordon Lightfoot – Don Quixote: 6

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2020

Post by Rob » Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:41 am

Here’s a song that is bubbling under on AM. It marks the second appearance by Pink Floyd.

573. Pink Floyd - If
Year: 1970
Album: Atom Heart Mother
Biggest Fan: Styrofoam Boots (#186)

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Post by Wezzo » Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:05 am

573. Pink Floyd - If - 6.5

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2020

Post by Brad » Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:14 pm

572. Gordon Lightfoot – Don Quixote: 6

Thanks!

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2020

Post by Hymie » Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:20 pm

Rob wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:41 am
573. Pink Floyd - If
3

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Post by LunarPiper » Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:47 pm

573. Pink Floyd - If: 7

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2020

Post by Rob » Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:14 pm

Pink Floyd - If: 7

I've listened to most Pink Floyd albums plenty of times, but somehow never Atom Heart Mother. This is not really a prog song, but a gentle, straight-forward ballad. It's quite effective, actually.

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2020

Post by acroamor » Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:55 pm

Pink Floyd - If: 8

Haven't really been voting in this game regularly, but I do adore this song and it would probably make my own list in a different incarnation. One of their most atypical songs, and a very successful one.

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2020

Post by Rob » Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:46 am

574. Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention – Inca Roads
Year: 1975
Album: One Size Fits All
Biggest Fan: Fred (#992)

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2020

Post by Hymie » Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:41 pm

Rob wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:46 am
574. Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention – Inca Roads
2

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Post by Wezzo » Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:52 pm

574. Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention – Inca Roads - 5

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Post by mileswide » Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:19 pm

Alex Cornish - Don't Hold Me Back 6
Toby Fox - Bonetrousie 2
Gene Loves Jezebel - Desire (Come and Get It) 6
Gordon Lightfoot - Don Quixote 7
Pink Floyd - If 6
Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention - Inca Roads 6
Moi qui balance entre deux âges...

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2020

Post by Brad » Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:19 pm

573. Pink Floyd - If: 7.25
574. Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention – Inca Roads: 7.75 (enters the AT charts at #8113)

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2020

Post by Rob » Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:57 pm

Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention – Inca Roads: 6

This song warrants more plays, but at the moment I feel it's a mixed bag between inspired moments and busy noise. I see the appeal, but I'm not completely captivated yet.

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2020

Post by DaveC » Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:12 pm

569. Alex Cornish – Don’t Hold Me Back: 5
570. Toby Fox - Bonetrousle: 6
571. Gene Loves Jezebel – Desire (Come and Get It): 6.5
572. Gordon Lightfoot – Don Quixote: 5
573. Pink Floyd - If: 8 (A notably underrated album)
574. Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention – Inca Roads: 7.5

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Post by Henry » Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:59 pm

574. Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention – Inca Roads - 6

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574. Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention – Inca Roads: 6

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2020

Post by Rob » Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:53 am

575. The Clash – The Street Parade
Year: 1980
Album: Sandinista!
Biggest Fan: Brad (#956)

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Re: Biggest Fan - August 2020

Post by Romain » Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:25 am

572. Gordon Lightfoot – Don Quixote 5
573. Pink Floyd - If 6
574. Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention – Inca Roads 6.5
575. The Clash – The Street Parade 7

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