Top 200 Songs of the Decade Tournament: Round 2, Part 9

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Top 200 Songs of the Decade Tournament: Round 2, Part 9

Post by Holden » Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:42 pm

We have successfully cut our list down to 100 songs from the 200. For each round of the tournament, I am going to implement a different style. Now, we are going to be getting this list of 100 down to 32. We will be doing this using lists of five songs, which must be ranked, and the highest average positions will move on. Here are this week's two sets of songs to be ranked.

Heat 17
32 | David Bowie | Blackstar (2015)
41 | Sia | Chandelier (2014)
157 | Run the Jewels feat. Zack de la Rocha | Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck) (2014)
159 | Death Grips | Hacker (2012)
165 | Spoon | Inside Out (2014)

Heat 18
42 | Arcade Fire | Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) (2010)
46 | Taylor Swift | Blank Space (2014)
64 | Todd Terje | Inspector Norse (2012)
91 | Dua Lipa | New Rules (2017)
106 | ANOHNI | Drone Bomb Me (2016)



Please rank all songs in both of these heats! Thanks! Let's see what the best song of the decade is! Deadline will be August 19th, exactly one week from the time of this post.

Current Qualifiers:
1 | Robyn | Dancing On My Own (2010)
2 | Grimes | Oblivion (2012)
8 | M83 | Midnight City (2011)
10 | Frank Ocean | Pyramids (2012)
13 | Future Islands | Seasons (Waiting on You) (2014)
15 | Azealia Banks | 212 (2011)
16 | LCD Soundsystem | Dance Yrself Clean (2010)
17 | Solange | Cranes in the Sky (2016)
18 | Frank Ocean | Thinkin Bout You (2012)
19 | Tame Impala | Let It Happen (2015)
38 | Lorde | Green Light (2017)
40 | Arctic Monkeys | Do I Wanna Know? (2013)
50 | Arcade Fire | The Suburbs (2010)
60 | FKA twigs | Cellophane (2019)
62 | Arcade Fire | Reflektor (2013)
65 | Kendrick Lamar | King Kunta (2015)
68 | Phoebe Bridgers | Motion Sickness (2017)
70 | Sharon Van Etten | Seventeen (2019)
77 | Courtney Barnett | Pedestrian at Best (2015)
78 | David Bowie | Lazarus (2015)
79 | Kanye West | Power (2010)
98 | The Black Keys | Lonely Boy (2011)
114 | Janelle Monáe feat. Big Boi | Tightrope (2010)
141 | Courtney Barnett | Avant Gardener (2013)
176 | Vampire Weekend | Diane Young (2013)
184 | Grimes | REALiTi (2015)
186 | David Bowie | I Can't Give Everything Away (2016)
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Re: Top 200 Songs of the Decade Tournament: Round 2, Part 9

Post by Nick » Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:51 pm

Heat 17
165 | Spoon | Inside Out (2014)
41 | Sia | Chandelier (2014)
157 | Run the Jewels feat. Zack de la Rocha | Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck) (2014)
159 | Death Grips | Hacker (2012)
32 | David Bowie | Blackstar (2015)

Heat 18
64 | Todd Terje | Inspector Norse (2012)
42 | Arcade Fire | Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) (2010)
106 | ANOHNI | Drone Bomb Me (2016)
46 | Taylor Swift | Blank Space (2014)
91 | Dua Lipa | New Rules (2017)

For what it's worth, "Lazarus" would've won Heat 17.

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Re: Top 200 Songs of the Decade Tournament: Round 2, Part 9

Post by acroamor » Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:59 pm

Heat 17
165 | Spoon | Inside Out (2014)
159 | Death Grips | Hacker (2012)
32 | David Bowie | Blackstar (2015)
157 | Run the Jewels feat. Zack de la Rocha | Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck) (2014)
41 | Sia | Chandelier (2014)

Heat 18
42 | Arcade Fire | Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) (2010)
46 | Taylor Swift | Blank Space (2014)
64 | Todd Terje | Inspector Norse (2012)
106 | ANOHNI | Drone Bomb Me (2016)
91 | Dua Lipa | New Rules (2017)

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Re: Top 200 Songs of the Decade Tournament: Round 2, Part 9

Post by Holden » Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:00 pm

Nick wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:51 pm

For what it's worth, "Lazarus" would've won Heat 17.
I agree. I'm really surprised at critics picking Blackstar over Lazarus. Both great, but Lazarus is a lot better
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Re: Top 200 Songs of the Decade Tournament: Round 2, Part 9

Post by Schüttelbirne » Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:14 pm

Heat 17
32 | David Bowie | Blackstar (2015)
41 | Sia | Chandelier (2014)
157 | Run the Jewels feat. Zack de la Rocha | Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck) (2014)
159 | Death Grips | Hacker (2012)
165 | Spoon | Inside Out (2014)


Heat 18
42 | Arcade Fire | Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) (2010)
106 | ANOHNI | Drone Bomb Me (2016)
64 | Todd Terje | Inspector Norse (2012)
46 | Taylor Swift | Blank Space (2014)
91 | Dua Lipa | New Rules (2017)

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Re: Top 200 Songs of the Decade Tournament: Round 2, Part 9

Post by LunarPiper » Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:58 pm

Heat 17
165 | Spoon | Inside Out (2014)
157 | Run the Jewels feat. Zack de la Rocha | Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck) (2014)
41 | Sia | Chandelier (2014)
159 | Death Grips | Hacker (2012)
32 | David Bowie | Blackstar (2015)

Heat 18
42 | Arcade Fire | Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) (2010)
64 | Todd Terje | Inspector Norse (2012)
46 | Taylor Swift | Blank Space (2014)
91 | Dua Lipa | New Rules (2017)
106 | ANOHNI | Drone Bomb Me (2016)

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Re: Top 200 Songs of the Decade Tournament: Round 2, Part 9

Post by Jackson » Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:27 pm

Very high quality this week.

Heat 17
157 | Run the Jewels feat. Zack de la Rocha | Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck) (2014)
41 | Sia | Chandelier (2014)
32 | David Bowie | Blackstar (2015)
159 | Death Grips | Hacker (2012)
165 | Spoon | Inside Out (2014)

Heat 18
64 | Todd Terje | Inspector Norse (2012)
46 | Taylor Swift | Blank Space (2014)
91 | Dua Lipa | New Rules (2017)
106 | ANOHNI | Drone Bomb Me (2016)
42 | Arcade Fire | Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) (2010)

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Re: Top 200 Songs of the Decade Tournament: Round 2, Part 9

Post by DaveC » Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:44 pm

Heat 17
41 | Sia | Chandelier (2014)
159 | Death Grips | Hacker (2012)
32 | David Bowie | Blackstar (2015)
157 | Run the Jewels feat. Zack de la Rocha | Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck) (2014)
165 | Spoon | Inside Out (2014)

Heat 18
42 | Arcade Fire | Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) (2010)
106 | ANOHNI | Drone Bomb Me (2016)
64 | Todd Terje | Inspector Norse (2012)
91 | Dua Lipa | New Rules (2017)
46 | Taylor Swift | Blank Space (2014)

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Re: Top 200 Songs of the Decade Tournament: Round 2, Part 9

Post by Rocky Raccoon » Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:24 pm

Heat 17
157 | Run the Jewels feat. Zack de la Rocha | Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck) (2014)
32 | David Bowie | Blackstar (2015)
41 | Sia | Chandelier (2014)
159 | Death Grips | Hacker (2012)
165 | Spoon | Inside Out (2014)

Heat 18
42 | Arcade Fire | Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) (2010)
106 | ANOHNI | Drone Bomb Me (2016)
64 | Todd Terje | Inspector Norse (2012)
46 | Taylor Swift | Blank Space (2014)
91 | Dua Lipa | New Rules (2017)

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Re: Top 200 Songs of the Decade Tournament: Round 2, Part 9

Post by maverick470 » Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:04 pm

Heat 17
32 | David Bowie | Blackstar (2015)
157 | Run the Jewels feat. Zack de la Rocha | Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck) (2014)
41 | Sia | Chandelier (2014)
165 | Spoon | Inside Out (2014)
159 | Death Grips | Hacker (2012)

Heat 18
42 | Arcade Fire | Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) (2010)
46 | Taylor Swift | Blank Space (2014)
106 | ANOHNI | Drone Bomb Me (2016)
91 | Dua Lipa | New Rules (2017)
64 | Todd Terje | Inspector Norse (2012)

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Re: Top 200 Songs of the Decade Tournament: Round 2, Part 9

Post by jamieW » Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:14 am

Heat 17
32 | David Bowie | Blackstar (2015)
157 | Run the Jewels feat. Zack de la Rocha | Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck) (2014)
165 | Spoon | Inside Out (2014)
159 | Death Grips | Hacker (2012)
41 | Sia | Chandelier (2014)

Heat 18
91 | Dua Lipa | New Rules (2017)
42 | Arcade Fire | Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) (2010)
64 | Todd Terje | Inspector Norse (2012)
106 | ANOHNI | Drone Bomb Me (2016)
46 | Taylor Swift | Blank Space (2014)

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Post by andyd1010 » Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:14 am

Heat 17
32 | David Bowie | Blackstar (2015)
41 | Sia | Chandelier (2014)
157 | Run the Jewels feat. Zack de la Rocha | Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck) (2014)
165 | Spoon | Inside Out (2014)
159 | Death Grips | Hacker (2012)

Heat 18
42 | Arcade Fire | Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) (2010)
91 | Dua Lipa | New Rules (2017)
46 | Taylor Swift | Blank Space (2014)
64 | Todd Terje | Inspector Norse (2012)
106 | ANOHNI | Drone Bomb Me (2016)

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Re: Top 200 Songs of the Decade Tournament: Round 2, Part 9

Post by FrankLotion » Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:17 am

Heat 17
41 | Sia | Chandelier (2014)
165 | Spoon | Inside Out (2014)
157 | Run the Jewels feat. Zack de la Rocha | Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck) (2014)
32 | David Bowie | Blackstar (2015)
159 | Death Grips | Hacker (2012)

Heat 18
64 | Todd Terje | Inspector Norse (2012)
106 | ANOHNI | Drone Bomb Me (2016)
42 | Arcade Fire | Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) (2010)
46 | Taylor Swift | Blank Space (2014)
91 | Dua Lipa | New Rules (2017)

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Re: Top 200 Songs of the Decade Tournament: Round 2, Part 9

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Heat 17
32 | David Bowie | Blackstar (2015)
165 | Spoon | Inside Out (2014)
159 | Death Grips | Hacker (2012)
41 | Sia | Chandelier (2014)
157 | Run the Jewels feat. Zack de la Rocha | Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck) (2014)

Heat 18
42 | Arcade Fire | Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) (2010)
106 | ANOHNI | Drone Bomb Me (2016)
64 | Todd Terje | Inspector Norse (2012)
46 | Taylor Swift | Blank Space (2014)
91 | Dua Lipa | New Rules (2017)

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Re: Top 200 Songs of the Decade Tournament: Round 2, Part 9

Post by Neil » Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:53 pm

Heat 17
41 | Sia | Chandelier (2014)
32 | David Bowie | Blackstar (2015)
165 | Spoon | Inside Out (2014)
157 | Run the Jewels feat. Zack de la Rocha | Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck) (2014)
159 | Death Grips | Hacker (2012)

Heat 18
42 | Arcade Fire | Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) (2010)
46 | Taylor Swift | Blank Space (2014)
91 | Dua Lipa | New Rules (2017)
106 | ANOHNI | Drone Bomb Me (2016)
64 | Todd Terje | Inspector Norse (2012)

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Re: Top 200 Songs of the Decade Tournament: Round 2, Part 9

Post by mileswide » Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:37 pm

1. Death Grips - Hacker
3. Sia -Chandelier
4. Run the Jewels feat. Zach de la Rocha - Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck)
6. David Bowie - ★
10. Spoon - Inside Out

2. Arcade Fire - Sprawl II (Mountains beyond Mountains)
5. Dua Lipa - New Rules
7. Taylor Swift - Blank Space
8. Todd Terje - Inspector Norse
9. ANOHNI - Drone Bomb Me
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Heat 17
1 | Sia | Chandelier (2014)
2 | David Bowie | Blackstar (2015)
3 | Run the Jewels feat. Zack de la Rocha | Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck) (2014)
4 | Spoon | Inside Out (2014)
5 | Death Grips | Hacker (2012)

Heat 18
1 | Arcade Fire | Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) (2010)
2 | Dua Lipa | New Rules (2017)
3 | Todd Terje | Inspector Norse (2012)
4 | Taylor Swift | Blank Space (2014)
5 | ANOHNI | Drone Bomb Me (2012)

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Post by Holden » Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:34 am

Heat 17
159 | Death Grips | Hacker (2012)
157 | Run the Jewels feat. Zack de la Rocha | Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck) (2014)
32 | David Bowie | Blackstar (2015)
165 | Spoon | Inside Out (2014)
41 | Sia | Chandelier (2014)

Heat 18
42 | Arcade Fire | Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) (2010)
106 | ANOHNI | Drone Bomb Me (2016)
64 | Todd Terje | Inspector Norse (2012)
46 | Taylor Swift | Blank Space (2014)
91 | Dua Lipa | New Rules (2017)
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Re: Top 200 Songs of the Decade Tournament: Round 2, Part 9

Post by Madzong » Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:42 am

Heat 17
32 | David Bowie | Blackstar (2015)
165 | Spoon | Inside Out
157 | Run the Jewels feat. Zack de la Rocha | Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck) (2014)
159 | Death Grips | Hacker (2012)
41 | Sia | Chandelier (2014)
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Re: Top 200 Songs of the Decade Tournament: Round 2, Part 9

Post by Madzong » Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:43 am

Heat 18
42 | Arcade Fire | Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) (2010)
91 | Dua Lipa | New Rules (2017)
46 | Taylor Swift | Blank Space (2014)
64 | Todd Terje | Inspector Norse (2012)
106 | ANOHNI | Drone Bomb Me (2016)
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Re: Top 200 Songs of the Decade Tournament: Round 2, Part 9

Post by Akhenaten » Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:17 pm

Heat 17
32 | David Bowie | Blackstar (2015)
165 | Spoon | Inside Out
41 | Sia | Chandelier (2014)
157 | Run the Jewels feat. Zack de la Rocha | Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck) (2014)
159 | Death Grips | Hacker (2012)

Heat 18
42 | Arcade Fire | Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) (2010)
106 | ANOHNI | Drone Bomb Me (2016)
46 | Taylor Swift | Blank Space (2014)
64 | Todd Terje | Inspector Norse (2012)
91 | Dua Lipa | New Rules (2017)
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Post by Elder » Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:00 pm

Heat 17
| David Bowie | Blackstar (2015)
| Sia | Chandelier (2014)
| Spoon | Inside Out (2014)
| Death Grips | Hacker (2012)
| Run the Jewels feat. Zack de la Rocha | Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck) (2014)


Heat 18
| ANOHNI | Drone Bomb Me (2016)
| Arcade Fire | Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) (2010)
| Todd Terje | Inspector Norse (2012)
| Taylor Swift | Blank Space (2014)
| Dua Lipa | New Rules (2017)
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Re: Top 200 Songs of the Decade Tournament: Round 2, Part 9

Post by Holden » Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:03 pm

Only about three days left for this!
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Heat 17
159 | Death Grips | Hacker (2012)
157 | Run the Jewels feat. Zack de la Rocha | Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck) (2014)
41 | Sia | Chandelier (2014)
165 | Spoon | Inside Out (2014)
32 | David Bowie | Blackstar (2015)
Picking between RTJ and Death Grips is tough, but RTJ have a bunch of better songs while Hacker is just something else.
Spoon have a truckload of good to great songs and Inside Out is one of them, but it lacks the extra something a few of their songs have.

Heat 18
91 | Dua Lipa | New Rules (2017)
42 | Arcade Fire | Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) (2010)
106 | ANOHNI | Drone Bomb Me (2016)
46 | Taylor Swift | Blank Space (2014)
64 | Todd Terje | Inspector Norse (2012)

New Rules is one of the catchiest dance hits of the decade.
I'm not sure why Inspector Norse is so beloved, I find it a bit too long and kinda awkward. I know it came first, but Strandbar and Delorean Dynamite are Todd Terje at his best for me.

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Post by Gillingham » Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:04 pm

Heat 17
157 | Run the Jewels feat. Zack de la Rocha | Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck) (2014)
32 | David Bowie | Blackstar (2015)
159 | Death Grips | Hacker (2012)
41 | Sia | Chandelier (2014)
165 | Spoon | Inside Out (2014)

Heat 18
42 | Arcade Fire | Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) (2010)
106 | ANOHNI | Drone Bomb Me (2016)
64 | Todd Terje | Inspector Norse (2012)
91 | Dua Lipa | New Rules (2017)
46 | Taylor Swift | Blank Space (2014)

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Re: Top 200 Songs of the Decade Tournament: Round 2, Part 9

Post by Holden » Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:07 pm

One day left!
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Re: Top 200 Songs of the Decade Tournament: Round 2, Part 9

Post by Holden » Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:23 pm

This portion of the tournament is now closed!
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