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The rules are simple: vote for your favorite in each match below. The winner will move to the next round. The deadline to vote is Thursday, May 26th at 8 P.M. CST. Please listen to these tracks again before voting!

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Jeff Buckley - Lover, You Should've Come Over
vs.
The White Stripes - Ball and Biscuit

Stevie Wonder - Visions
vs.
Kraftwerk - Europe Endless

Radiohead - Climbing Up the Walls
vs.
Stevie Wonder - Pastime Paradise

David Bowie - Soul Love
vs.
Love - A House is Not a Motel

LCD Soundsystem - New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down
vs.
Joy Division - Day of the Lords

Radiohead - Videotape
vs.
Talking Heads - The Great Curve

Portishead - Mysterons
vs.
The Clash - Spanish Bombs

The Beatles - You Never Give Me Your Money
vs.
The Stooges - Down on the Street

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This week had the first truly difficult challenges of the week. Portishead v. Clash was hard, but Buckley v. White was just fiendish. Both songs were among my favorites from the whole competition and ones I would love to see take home the final win.

Jeff Buckley - Lover, You Should've Come Over
Stevie Wonder - Visions
Radiohead - Climbing Up the Walls
Love - A House is Not a Motel
LCD Soundsystem - New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down
Radiohead - Videotape
The Clash - Spanish Bombs
The Beatles - You Never Give Me Your Money
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Lover, You Should've Come Over
Europe Endless
Climbing Up the Walls
A House is Not a Motel
New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down
The Great Curve
Spanish Bombs
You Never Give me your Money

"The Great Curve" forced me to pick AGAINST Radiohead but only because it was that good.
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The White Stripes - Ball and Biscuit
Kraftwerk - Europe Endless
Radiohead - Climbing Up the Walls
David Bowie - Soul Love
Joy Division - Day of the Lords
Talking Heads - The Great Curve
Portishead - Mysterons
The Stooges - Down on the Street
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Jeff Buckley - Lover, You Should've Come Over
Kraftwerk - Europe Endless
Radiohead - Climbing Up the Walls
Love - A House is Not a Motel
LCD Soundsystem - New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down
Talking Heads - The Great Curve
Portishead - Mysterons
The Beatles - You Never Give Me Your Money
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Ah down the Sweet Sixteen

The White Stripes - Ball and Biscuit

Stevie Wonder - Visions

Stevie Wonder - Pastime Paradise

David Bowie - Soul Love

LCD Soundsystem - New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down

Radiohead - Videotape

The Clash - Spanish Bombs

The Beatles - You Never Give Me Your Money
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Jeff Buckley - Lover, You Should've Come Over
Stevie Wonder - Visions
Stevie Wonder - Pastime Paradise
David Bowie - Soul Love
Joy Division - Day of the Lords
Talking Heads - The Great Curve
Portishead - Mysterons
The Beatles - You Never Give Me Your Money
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The White Stripes - Ball and Biscuit
Stevie Wonder - Visions (Hard choice)
Stevie Wonder - Pastime Paradise
David Bowie - Soul Love
Joy Division - Day of the Lords
Radiohead - Videotape
Portishead - Mysterons (Harder choice)
The Beatles - You Never Give Me Your Money
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The White Stripes - Ball and Biscuit
Kraftwerk - Europe Endless
pass
pass
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Talking Heads - The Great Curve
Portishead - Mysterons
The Stooges - Down on the Street
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Jeff Buckley - Lover, You Should've Come Over
Kraftwerk - Europe Endless
Radiohead - Climbing Up the Walls
Love - A House is Not a Motel
LCD Soundsystem - New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down
Radiohead - Videotape
Portishead - Mysterons --> TOUGHEST MATCHUP
The Beatles - You Never Give Me Your Money
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Stevie Wonder - Visions
Talking Heads - The Great Curve
Stevie Wonder - Pastime Paradise
Joy Division - Day of the Lords
Portishead - Mysterons
Kraftwerk - Europe Endless
David Bowie - Soul Love
The Beatles - You Never Give Me Your Money
The Clash - Spanish Bombs
Radiohead - Climbing Up the Walls
Radiohead - Videotape
The Stooges - Down on the Street
LCD Soundsystem - New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down
Love - A House is Not a Motel
Jeff Buckley - Lover, You Should've Come Over
The White Stripes - Ball and Biscuit

That is, exactly the same selections as bonnielaurel! :greetings-waveyellow:

Stevie rules. He is so underrated on the song side. Especially "Songs in the Key of Life" should have half a dozen more songs on AM.
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Henrik wrote:Stevie rules. He is so underrated on the song side. Especially "Songs in the Key of Life" should have half a dozen more songs on AM.

I think when I first found this site, Songs in the Key of Life had nothing actually in the top 3000; that was especially jarring since, even in my musical ignorance back then, I recognized quite a few of the songs. Luckily that's changed, but even then, As feels jarringly low.
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Jeff Buckley - Lover, You Should've Come Over
Stevie Wonder - Visions
Radiohead - Climbing Up the Walls
David Bowie - Soul Love
LCD Soundsystem - New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down
Talking Heads - The Great Curve
The Clash - Spanish Bombs
The Beatles - You Never Give Me Your Money
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Jeff Buckley - Lover, You Should've Come Over
Kraftwerk - Europe Endless
Radiohead - Climbing Up the Walls
David Bowie - Soul Love
LCD Soundsystem - New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down
Radiohead - Videotape
The Clash - Spanish Bombs
The Beatles - You Never Give Me Your Money
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The White Stripes - Ball and Biscuit

Kraftwerk - Europe Endless

Stevie Wonder - Pastime Paradise

Love - A House is Not a Motel

Joy Division - Day of the Lords

Talking Heads - The Great Curve

The Clash - Spanish Bombs

The Beatles - You Never Give Me Your Money
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I've been extrapolating the data so far; I should have a ranking of the top 64 songs at the end of this based on our votes throughout. Unfortunately the 4-way matches of the early round make anything eliminated in round 1 hard to estimate, so they'll be excluded.

I'm doing this because I don't like how contests put all the focus on those that move further. A song that put up 45% against the winner in round 2 deserves just as much attention (if not more) than the song that met it in the finals and did 40%.
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The White Stripes - Ball and Biscuit
Stevie Wonder - Visions
Radiohead - Climbing Up the Walls
Love - A House is Not a Motel
Joy Division - Day of the Lords
Radiohead - Videotape
Portishead - Mysterons
The Beatles - You Never Give Me Your Money

Favorite song I couldn't vote for: Stevie Wonder - Pastime Paradise (Easily: it's tied with Stevie's other song, "Visions," as my second favorite song remaining.)
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8. Jeff Buckley - Lover, You Should've Come Over
vs.
14. The White Stripes - Ball and Biscuit

4. Stevie Wonder - Visions
vs.
5. Kraftwerk - Europe Endless

11. Radiohead - Climbing Up the Walls
vs.
7. Stevie Wonder - Pastime Paradise

16. David Bowie - Soul Love
vs.
9. Love - A House is Not a Motel

12. LCD Soundsystem - New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down
vs.
10. Joy Division - Day of the Lords

15. Radiohead - Videotape
vs.
2. Talking Heads - The Great Curve (my favorite Talking Heads song)

13. Portishead - Mysterons
vs.
3. The Clash - Spanish Bombs (my favorite Clash song)

1. The Beatles - You Never Give Me Your Money (my favorite Beatles song)
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6. The Stooges - Down on the Street
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The White Stripes - Ball and Biscuit
Stevie Wonder - Visions
Radiohead - Climbing Up the Walls
Love - A House is Not a Motel
Joy Division - Day of the Lords
Talking Heads - The Great Curve
The Clash - Spanish Bombs
The Beatles - You Never Give Me Your Money

Can't help contrasting these 16 songs with the majority of songs from the 5873/6000 game. Only a few songs (eg 25 or 6 to 4) would avoid being out of place in this company.
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Jeff Buckley - Lover, You Should've Come Over (meh matchup)
Kraftwerk - Europe Endless
Radiohead - Climbing Up the Walls (closest matchup of the round, but a lot of recent listening to Radiohead has made this a personal favorite)
Love - A House is Not a Motel (for the third straight round vote against Soul Love for a personal favorite, and I'll probably lose for a third straight time)
LCD Soundsystem - New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down
Talking Heads - The Great Curve (my favorite song of the tournament)
The Clash - Spanish Bombs
The Beatles - You Never Give Me Your Money (it's hard to vote against a song from Fun House, but this is one the only Beatles songs that can be legitimately described as underrated)
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Jeff Buckley - Lover, You Should've Come Over

Stevie Wonder - Visions

Radiohead - Climbing Up the Walls

Love - A House is Not a Motel

LCD Soundsystem - New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down

Radiohead - Videotape

The Clash - Spanish Bombs

The Beatles - You Never Give Me Your Money
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Jeff Buckley - Lover, You Should've Come Over


Stevie Wonder - Visions


Radiohead - Climbing Up the Walls


David Bowie - Soul Love


LCD Soundsystem - New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down


Talking Heads - The Great Curve


The Clash - Spanish Bombs


The Beatles - You Never Give Me Your Money
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Ball and Biscuit
Visions
Climbing Up the Walls
A House It Not a Motel
New York I Love You
The Great Curve
Spanish Bombs
Down on the Street

Does anyone know who nominated each of the tracks remaining? I can't remember, for example, if I nominated "Ball and Biscuit" or if someone else did. I would go back and find the thread now but I'm short on time. If no one else has done this by tomorrow, I will compile a list of who nominated each song remaining.
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Jeff Buckley - Lover, You Should've Come Over
Stevie Wonder - Visions
Stevie Wonder - Pastime Paradise
David Bowie - Soul Love
Joy Division - Day of the Lords
Radiohead - Videotape
Portishead - Mysterons
The Beatles - You Never Give Me Your Money
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Listyguy wrote:Does anyone know who nominated each of the tracks remaining?
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3454

Lover, You Should've Come Over: GucciLittlePiggy
Ball and Biscuit: DaveC
Visions: Listyguy
Europe Endless: Krurze
Climbing Up the Walls: jamieW
Pastime Paradise: bonnielaurel
Soul Love: Honorio
A House is Not a Motel: Harold
New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down: BleuPanda
Day of the Lords: notbrianeno
Videotape: Maschine_Man
The Great Curve: Sweepstakes Ron
Mysterons: Henrik
Spanish Bombs: Nick
You Never Give Me Your Money: Bang Jan
Down on the Street: JWinton

So none of us have more than one of our nominations remaining
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Pass
Pass
Climbing Up the Walls
Soul Love
New York I Love You
Videotape
Spanish Bombs
You Never Give Me Your Money
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Jeff Buckley - Lover, You Should've Come Over
Sorry, nothing against the White Stripes, just a big Grace fan.

Kraftwerk - Europe Endless
I JUST played this song today before seeing the thread, because it is such a feel-good song. Probably the best positivity anthem in the entire electronica genre.

Radiohead - Climbing Up the Walls
This was tough; while I think Pastime Paradise is a pretty cool song, nothing matches the creepiness of CUTW.

David Bowie - Soul Love
Even though I think the rhythm is borrowed from Santana's "Samba Pa Ti," this is still a nice piece of pop-rock.

LCD Soundsystem - New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down
This was another tough one.

Talking Heads - The Great Curve
I never thought I would put a Talking Heads song over a Radiohead song, but here you go.

Portishead - Mysterons
Probably the toughest matchup here. Interesting note while I was listening: I think "Spanish Bombs" was the blueprint for Green Day (my fave band). A bit related, some say Radiohead's "High and Dry" was the blueprint for Coldplay.

The Beatles - You Never Give Me Your Money
I very recently started getting into the Stooges, so I am not quite ready to put any of their songs over a Beatles song.
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Jeff Buckley - Lover, You Should've Come Over
vs.
The White Stripes - Ball and Biscuit

Stevie Wonder - Visions
vs.
Kraftwerk - Europe Endless

Radiohead - Climbing Up the Walls
vs.
Stevie Wonder - Pastime Paradise

David Bowie - Soul Love
vs.
Love - A House is Not a Motel

LCD Soundsystem - New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down
vs.
Joy Division - Day of the Lords

Radiohead - Videotape
vs.
Talking Heads - The Great Curve

Portishead - Mysterons
vs.
The Clash - Spanish Bombs

The Beatles - You Never Give Me Your Money
vs.
The Stooges - Down on the Street
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Poor Stooges...
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Jeff Buckley - Lover, You Should've Come Over


Stevie Wonder - Visions



Stevie Wonder - Pastime Paradise

David Bowie - Soul Love
vs.
Love - A House is Not a Motel - pass for now

LCD Soundsystem - New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down
vs.
Joy Division - Day of the Lords - pass for now

Radiohead - Videotape
vs.
Talking Heads - The Great Curve - pass for now

Portishead - Mysterons
vs.
The Clash - Spanish Bombs - pass for now

The Beatles - You Never Give Me Your Money
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Jeff Buckley - Lover, You Should've Come Over
Kraftwerk - Europe Endless
Radiohead - Climbing Up the Walls
Pass
LCD Soundsystem - New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down
Talking Heads - The Great Curve
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Last 12 hours to vote. Currently no ties, but a few matches are close enough that there could be...

26 voters, and there's at least one regular voter who still needs to vote. These are some good numbers! I believe the only week with more was Week 1 (with 28).
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Portishead - Mysterons
The Beatles - You Never Give Me Your Money
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Ball and Biscuit
Europe Endless (whyyyyy)
Pastime Paradise
Soul Love
New York, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down
The Great Curve
Mysterons (WHYYYYYYYYYYYYY)
Down on the Street
Splish splash, I was raking in the cash
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Results:
Jeff Buckley - Lover, You Should've Come Over: 17
The White Stripes - Ball and Biscuit: 9

Stevie Wonder - Visions: 14
Kraftwerk - Europe Endless: 12

Radiohead - Climbing Up the Walls: 17
Stevie Wonder - Pastime Paradise: 9

David Bowie - Soul Love: 13
Love - A House is Not a Motel: 12

LCD Soundsystem - New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down: 15
Joy Division - Day of the Lords: 10

Radiohead - Videotape: 9
Talking Heads - The Great Curve: 17

Portishead - Mysterons: 14
The Clash - Spanish Bombs: 13

The Beatles - You Never Give Me Your Money: 23

The Stooges - Down on the Street: 4
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