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Tie Break - songs of 1976

Post by Zorg » Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:08 am

Another year, another tiebreak...

Please pick between Junior Murvin - Police and Thieves and Paul McCartney's Silly Love Songs.

I will keep this poll open for 48 hours or so.

Happy voting!

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Post by TimmyWing » Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:24 am

Silly Love Songs!

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Re: Tie Break - songs of 1976

Post by Rob » Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:27 am

Am I saying something controversial if I suggest both these won't proceed, but make room for Road Runner. It's only one point behind them as it is and if only one of the 1975 voters would have voted for it here it would have made it anyway. Of course, I can see the problem if an essentially 1975 song takes the place from one in 1976, but it is defendable, because it apparently has two versions. Most people are familiar with the 1976 version anyway.

If not, I vote for Police & Thieves.

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Re: Tie Break - songs of 1976

Post by PlasticRam » Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:29 am

Paul McCartney's Silly Love Songs.

For those that don't know, the story behind this song is that John Lennon criticised McCartney of only writing silly love songs. Then McCartney released this song.
I feel like that

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Re: Tie Break - songs of 1976

Post by Henrik » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:57 am

Rob wrote:Am I saying something controversial if I suggest both these won't proceed, but make room for Road Runner. It's only one point behind them as it is and if only one of the 1975 voters would have voted for it here it would have made it anyway. Of course, I can see the problem if an essentially 1975 song takes the place from one in 1976, but it is defendable, because it apparently has two versions. Most people are familiar with the 1976 version anyway.
Assuming that the number of voters for each year is fairly constant (which I think it is), perhaps we should include songs on a minimum score basis rather than a top 15 from each year, in future decade polls. That would solve the different versions issue. Also, songs from "strong years" would have a greater chance to advance.

Using a minimum of 101 points as the inclusion criterion, we would have had the following number of songs included from each year:
1970 25
1971 22
1972 16
1973 17
1974 14
1975 14
1976 14+1 (Roadrunner gets more than 100 points when votes for both the '75 and '76 versions are counted)

The potential drawback that I can see with this system is that it might stimulate strategic voting.
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Re: Tie Break - songs of 1976

Post by Harold » Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:20 am

Paul McCartney & Wings - Silly Love Songs

I prefer The Clash cover of P&T.

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Re: Tie Break - songs of 1976

Post by Brad » Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:57 am

Junior Murvin - Police and Thieves

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Post by Mindrocker » Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:32 pm

Police & Thieves.

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Post by Stephan » Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:55 pm

Police & Thieves

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Post by Greg » Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:36 pm

Police & Thieves

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Post by BleuPanda » Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:41 pm

Police & Thieves

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Post by Miguel » Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:14 pm

Silly Love Songs

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Post by nicolas » Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:25 pm

Police and Thieves

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Post by Hymie » Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:36 pm

Police & Thieves

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Post by Michel » Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:49 pm

Police & Thieves

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Post by antonius » Tue Sep 02, 2014 5:01 pm

Police & Thieves

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Post by slick » Tue Sep 02, 2014 5:19 pm

Police & Thieves

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Post by Luke JR68 » Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:29 pm

Silly Love Songs

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Police & Thieves

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Post by Henry » Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:03 pm

Silly Love Songs

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Re: Tie Break - songs of 1976

Post by Romain » Wed Sep 03, 2014 4:44 am

Silly love songs for me.

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Re: Tie Break - songs of 1976

Post by Zorg » Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:47 am

By 12 votes to 7, Police and Thieves goes through to the next round.

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Re: Tie Break - songs of 1976

Post by Harold » Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:25 am

I guess people really have had enough. :mrgreen:

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