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So here's the idea:

Depending on how many people want to participate, we all submit music (somewhere between 5 and 10 songs each) and we pair them off to see which gets the most votes until we come down to one favorite one overall.

We can do this again with Jazz or classical or big band or hip hop if it becomes a hit (pun intended).;)

We've got a lot of music buffs here so we should end up with a good collection.

I'll keep the tally and administer the game since I'm the forum attention whore.

Anybody want to play?
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As links to youtube clips ? Pity we cant just post mp3 files

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Here's my ten selections

1- Wild Nights - Richie Havens

2- Celebration Day - Led Zepplin

3- Another Star - Stevie Wonder

4- Rocks Off - Rolling Stones

5- Bitch - Rolling Stones

6- Figure of Eight - Paul McCartney (live version - Tripping The Live Fantastic)

7- Cheer Down - George Harrison

8- For Once In My Life - Stevie Wonder

9- Crosstown Traffic - Jimi Hendrix

10-Heat Wave - Linda Ronstadt
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Snowfire;1426181 wrote: As links to youtube clips ? Pity we cant just post mp3 files

I'm gameHumm, that's the tough part, isn't it. You tube will have to do unless we can find the music elsewhere.
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1. Joe Satriani - Dream Song (HQ) - YouTube Joe Satriani.....Dreamsong

2. Rage Against The Machine - Killing In The Name - YouTube Rage Against The Machine.... Killing In The Name

3. The Rolling Stones - Sympathy For The Devil -HQ - YouTube Rolling Stones.....Sympathy For The Devil

4. Elton John- Levon - YouTube Elton John.....Levon

5. Foo Fighters - The Pretender - YouTube Foo Fighters.....Pretender

6. The who - Eminence Front (with lyrics) - YouTube The Who..... Eminence Front

7. Molly Hatchet - Flirtin' With Disaster - YouTube Molly Hatchet.....Flirtin' With Disaster

8. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama, Live Nashville, TN, USA - YouTube Lynyrd Skynyrd..... Sweet Home Alabama

9. Genesis - Firth Of Fifth - YouTube Genesis..... Firth of Fifth

10. The Ides Of March - "Vehicle" - YouTube The Ides Of March..... Vehicle



In no particular order or preference, indeed I could pick a different 10 on any given day. They all stretch quite a few decades
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Do we have too list them all at once?

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I'm game. Here some of my favorites



Canned Heat - On The Road Again [HQ] - YouTube

Elvis - Thats Alright Mama ('68) - YouTube

Creedence Clearwater Revival: Suzie Q - YouTube

Little Richard - Lucille - YouTube

Time Has Come Today(long version) Chambers Brothers - YouTube

Buddy Holly - Everyday - YouTube

"OH, PRETTY WOMAN" - Roy Orbison on American Bandstand 1966 - YouTube

Jefferson Airplane -White Rabbit- - YouTube

Hush - Deep Purple - YouTube

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - All Along The Watchtower - YouTube
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flopstock;1426194 wrote: Do we have too list them all at once?

I'm off to YouTube and shall return shortly!I think it's probably best to list them all at once. You don't have to link them though because I'll do that as I pair them. But, you can link them if there is a version you like best.
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Don’t Get Me Wrong – The Pretenders

Come Monday – Jimmy Buffett

Day After Day – Badfinger

Lookin’ Out My Backdoor - Creedence Clearwater Revival

You Didn’t Have to be so Nice – The Lovin’ Spoonful

A Beautiful Morning – The Rascals

Go All the Way – Raspberries

Pour Some Sugar on Me - Def Leppard

Why Can’t This Be Love - Van Halen

Lust for Life – Iggy Pop

It was a difficult choice whether to put "Surfin' Bird" by the Trashmen or Iggy Pop ... it was touch & go for a while and I'm still not entirely comfortable with my choice. :yh_wink
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All good music so far. We only have 4 participants, I was hoping for at least 7. We'll give it some more time to see if anyone else wants to submit songs. Everyone is still invited to participate in the voting though.
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I should really have a go at this, but ten all time favourite songs ? That might take me a while to consider, some leap out immediately, while others need to be remembered and then independently rated against the others.............................music shouldn't be this hard work should it?

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I have a lot of time on my hands right now, so have been cruising Youtube.

Here is a list in no particular order, a couple are 100percent others singer interchangeable with several of their classic songs.

Tomorrow some might alter, but there are loads of others I could add.

Aretha Franklin "Dont play that song for me"

Ray Charles "I can't stop loving you"

Stevie Wonder "Lately"

Beatles "The long and winding road"

Paul McCartney "My love"

John Lennon "Watching the wheels"

Abba "Thank you for the music"

Roberta Flack "Jesse"

Amy Whitehouse "Valery"

Stevie Wonder "You and I"
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Alright. Good choices, Bruv. We're getting there. Another two and I'm satisfied we can have fun with this. I figured Valerie and Tyr would want in. Guess not.
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Ahso!;1426323 wrote: Alright. Good choices, Bruv. We're getting there. Another two and I'm satisfied we can have fun with this. I figured Valerie and Tyr would want in. Guess not.


I'd enjoy Tyr's choice but suspect they may not be the run of the mill. Nothing wrong with that of course but may take a few listens, at least, to get the brain tuned in to something completely new. I recognise every track so far posted
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Snowfire;1426325 wrote: I'd enjoy Tyr's choice but suspect they may not be the run of the mill. Nothing wrong with that of course but may take a few listens, at least, to get the brain tuned in to something completely new. I recognise every track so far postedI'm thinking it would be mostly J. Tull and Alice Cooper.
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flopstock;1426194 wrote: Do we have too list them all at once?

I'm off to YouTube and shall return shortly!That's one long youtube visit.
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Ahso!;1426326 wrote: I'm thinking it would be mostly J. Tull and Alice Cooper.


Mmm ! Nearly put an Alice track in myself
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Imagine--John Lennon

Fortunate Son--CCR

Stairway To Heaven--Led Zepplin

Hotel California--Eagles

Satisfaction-Rolling Stones

Let it be--Beatles

All Summer Long--Kid Rock

Lose yourself--Eminen

House of the rising sun--Animals

You look wonderful tonight--Eric Clapton

The ones I could think of. Maybe a little different order though.
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Cool, Wisey, one more.
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I'm off to youtube to see what rings my bell.
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Wandrin;1426342 wrote: I'm off to youtube to see what rings my bell.


Anitta Ward?
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1. Buddy Miles - them Changes

2. Isley Bros - Shout

3. War - Slippin' into Darkness

4. Wet Willie - Keep on Smiling

5. Blind Faith - Can't Find My Way Home

6. Jackson Browne - Doctor My Eyes

7. Buffalo Springfield - For What it's Worth

8. Don Henley - I Will Not Go Quietly

9. Andy Kim - Rock me Gently

10. Zappa - San Ber'dino

no particular order and I can already think of dozens more (my playlists tend to be long)
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How do you link to YouTube and have the link show as the title & artist? I can't figure out how to do that!
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Layla--Derek and the Dominoes

California Dreamin'--The Mama's and the Papa's

Satisfaction--The Rolling Stones

Light My Fire--The Doors

Norwegian Wood--The Beatles

Good Vibrations--The Beach Boys

Knock on Your Door--Aretha Franklin

Where Did Our Love Go?--the Supremes

Dancing in the Streets--Martha Reeves and the Vandellas

Lay Lady Lay--Bob Dylan

Everybody Wants to Rule the World--Tears for Fears

That's all I can think of right now.
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tabby;1426356 wrote: How do you link to YouTube and have the link show as the title & artist? I can't figure out how to do that!


I just wrote in the artist and song title and highlighted it when clicking on the link icon to paste in the url.
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Very cool. Let's give it till tomorrow afternoon in case anyone else is interested, then we'll begin.

I've never done this before so bear with me. What I'm planning on doing is print out a list of all the songs and then pair them off so after the first round we'll have half of the songs left and then do a second - third - fourth round and so forth until one song is left standing. Anyone who wants to can vote and we'll give each pairing enough time for people to listen at least one time. I recommend a happy mood and a good set of head phones when listening. Mood can make or break a listening session.

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tabby;1426356 wrote: How do you link to YouTube and have the link show as the title & artist? I can't figure out how to do that!


I just copied and pasted the Link from address bar into the post.

It automagically plugged in titles and artists into the post.
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LarsMac;1426391 wrote: I just copied and pasted the Link from address bar into the post.

It automagically plugged in titles and artists into the post.


Thank you! That was too simple ... I was overcomplicating it for some reason!
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Round 1

Remember, anyone can vote, not only people who submitted songs. Feel free to explain why you chose a song if you like.

Since these songs were all submitted under the label of "Rock" I'm not going to attempt to match anything. I'm pretty much closing my eyes and pointing at the paper in picking.

BUDDY MILES - Them Changes - YouTube vs Little Richard - Lucille - YouTube
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I'll go with Them Changes, It was smooth listening. Lucille was too shrilly for me.
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My loss I am sure, but I am not familiar with Buddy Miles, liked his music, but Lucille edges it for me because Little Richard is classic rock.
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I have a hard time buying that this was a "blind Pick" but this is a tough choice.

I dig Buddy, but Lucille makes me feel better.

And my three-year-old Grandkid definitely prefers Lucille.

So I'll go with his pick.
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I'll go with Buddy Miles. As for classic rock, he played with the Inkspots, Wilson Pickett, Electric Flag, and was a member of Hendrix's Band of Gypsies.
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Little Richard's "Lucille" !
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This is indeed a tough choice. Both songs are representative of their times. Miles' song sounds a bit Hendrixesq and LR's is, well, LR.

I've got to go with Them Changes.

That makes it 3 to 3 so far.
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Buddy Miles for me, all the way. I love to ride along with that bass line
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If this ends up being a tie we'll need to coax someone else to vote.
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Ahso!;1426540 wrote: If this ends up being a tie we'll need to coax someone else to vote.


Have Spot (TYR)(FG) break ties. That'll give even more reasons for people to be upset by him.:sneaky:
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along-for-the-ride;1426360 wrote: Layla--Derek and the Dominoes

California Dreamin'--The Mama's and the Papa's

Satisfaction--The Rolling Stones

Light My Fire--The Doors

Norwegian Wood--The Beatles

Good Vibrations--The Beach Boys

Knock on Your Door--Aretha Franklin

Where Did Our Love Go?--the Supremes

Dancing in the Streets--Martha Reeves and the Vandellas

Lay Lady Lay--Bob Dylan

Everybody Wants to Rule the World--Tears for Fears

That's all I can think of right now.


Delete this one: Where Did Our Love Go--The Supremes. I can't edit my post. Thanks!
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along-for-the-ride;1426568 wrote: Delete this one: Where Did Our Love Go--The Supremes. I can't edit my post. Thanks!We're waiting for your vote.
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Okay, I'm calling it 4 to 3 in favor of Them Changes. Lucille is eliminated.



Next:

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama, Live Nashville, TN, USA - YouTube vs Don't Get Me Wrong - The Pretenders
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Don't Get Me Wrong
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I'll go with Lynard Skynrd on that one.
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Wandrin;1426574 wrote: I'll go with Lynard Skynrd on that one.


Me, too.
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Not really my style but............as a classic it must be Lynard Skynard
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Don't Get Me Wrong !
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Leonard Skinner for me
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Lynyrd all the way.
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Well no matter how AFTR would vote Sweet Home Alabama wins it. Don't Get Me Wrong is eliminated.

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Hotel California - The Eagles vs Layla - Derek and the Dominos

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This is a real tough one . The Eagles edge it
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