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The Original Songfactors' Choice Top Ten Lists 1 to 9

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1. Photographs & Memories - Jim Croce

2. In My Room - The Beach Boys

3. Diamond Girl - Seals & Crofts

4. Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits

5. Happy Together - The Turtles

6. Third Rate Romance - The Amazing Rhythm Aces

7. Your Mama Don't Dance - Loggins & Messina

8. Boys Of Summer - Don Henley

9. California Girls - The Beach Boys

10. The Cover Of Rolling Stone - Dr. Hook and The Medicine Show

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To make the voting easier for myself I've decided to limit my votes to Oldies, R&B, Classic Rock/Pop. It's still tough and I feel I'm being unfair but hey, that's the way it goes.

Thanks Joe for your frank comments. Jman nominated "Rite Of Spring" and being the gentleman he is, he was kind enough to check with me first. I said "Sure ! Go ahead."

I've had some PTs regarding this. Here's a few lines from one:

...most people are likely unfamiliar with many classical selections and we may run into names influencing votes again ( Beatles, Stones, Beethoven, Mozart, etc.) and may begin to get us some pretty odd top tens.

I don't want to offend anybody, but in hindsight I agree with this. I don't wish to be arbitrary about it, but starting with the next lot of nominations we'll make the time frame from 1950 to the present, and 'Rock/Pop', very broad genres which cover just about anything.

I apologise to jman and any other classical music lovers. If "Rite Of Spring" does get voted into this Top Ten that's fine! Bach's "Sleepers Awake" may get there too in the form of "A Whiter Shade Of Pale" by Procol Harum (whose name I've been misspelling).

AND the buck stops with me, not anyone who sent PTs. But I'll say it again - it's OUR Top Ten, and the fewer rules the better.

....when we called out for another drink

the waiter brought a tray

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For some reason this was my toughest task so far.

Thanks for waiting on me to vote Darryl

1. Crying

2. You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling

3. For What Its Worth

4. Happy Together

5. Reflections of MY Life

6. Diamond Girl

7. Cover Of Rolling Stone, The

8. In My Room

9. Aint' To Proud To Beg

10.Whiter Shade Of Pale

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You're alright rt ! There's still a half dozen of us (including me) to vote.

I'm finding this one the most difficult yet also. I reckon I've got my Top 5 sorted, but then I have another dozen to go into the rest. I started with 22 "probables".

We're not alone though. Of the 23 people who've voted so far, there's been 21 different #1s and the rest of the votes are spread everywhere !

:)

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That's what Thomas Jefferson said.

I didn't realise I was in such elite company, Steel. :)

If he said it, that's good enough for me. He was an honest man.

Yeah, but the "it" Jefferson was referring to ain't "ours" anymore and there's a WHOLE BUNCH of rules!

I think we'll do a lot better with your idea, Fitty, than the politicians did with Jefferson's.

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1. For What It's Worth

2. No Sugar Tonight

3. You Aint Seen Nothing Yet

4. Radar Love

5. Piece Of My Heart

6. In The Midnight Hour

7. Mississippi Queen

8. Cover Of Rolling Stone, The

9. Aint To Proud To Beg

10 Happy Together

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1 : Third Rate Romance

2 : Radar Love

3 : You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'

4 : He Stopped Loving Her Today

5 : Behind Blue Eyes

6 : She Talks To Angels

7 : Love Is The Drug

8 : Bungle In The Jungle

9 : A Whiter Shade Of Pale

10 : Pump It Up

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My votes for Top Ten # 8 :

1. If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body - The Bellamy Brothers

2. Reflections Of My Life - Marmalade

3. Crying - Roy Orbison

4. Happy Together - The Turtles

5. No Milk Today - Herman's Hermits

6. A Whiter Shade OF Pale - Procul Harum

7. He Stopped Loving Her Today - George Jones

8. Ain't Too Proud To Beg - The Temptations

9. You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling - The Righteous Brothers

10. The Cover Of Rolling Stone - Dr. Hook and The Medicine Show

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This gets tougher every time. You want to put 15 to 20 songs up, but need to get down to 10. Can't wait to see the final Top 10!!

I think most of us agree that this is the toughest yet. :P

I'm compiling the points now and you just couldn't pick the Top Ten OR what will be #1. I'm really surprised at some that look like missing out, but as you said it's hard to get down to 10 !

Three people still to vote:

Peaches

Animal

Old55

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Hi all! Hope you get the next nominations going before Friday, because I'm eager to nominate my favourites and have no access to the internet on holidays! Great list of songs though!

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Hi Dappled ! Welcome to the Top Ten. :)

Yes, we'll be totting up all the points for this current Top Ten in about 13 hours, so you'll have time to nominate before Friday.

Here's my selections.

1. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - Righteous Brothers

2. Crying - Roy Orbison

3. Happy Together - The Turtles

4. A Whiter Shade Of Pale - Procol Harum

5. Atlantis - Donovan

6. You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet - BTO

7. California Girls - The Beach Boys

8. Love Is The Drug - Roxy Music

9. Sultans Of Swing - Dire Straits

10.The Boys Are Back In Town - Thin Lizzy

.................................................

Just Peaches and Animal left to vote !!!

:)

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Here you go, Old Fitty. I am having a moral struggle with the placement of 1 and 2. I'm sure I'll regret it as soon as I make this final. And I would like to formally apologize to the Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield and Mr. Carlos Santana for having to cut them from my list.

1] I Wish - Stevie Wonder

2] Ain't Too Proud to Beg - The Temptations

3] A Song for You - Donny Hathaway

4] Blue on Black - Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band

5] Fallin' - Alicia Keys

6] I Feel The Earth Move - Carole King

7] Piece Of My Heart - Janis Joplin (Big Brother & The Holding Company)

8] Happy Together - The Turtles

9] In the Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett

10] She's So Cold - The Rolling Stones

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Thanks Peaches. :)

We'll give animal until tomorrow morning (Oz time)- about 10 hours - to vote. I'm looking for an error/errors I've made somewhere of 9 points, which I'd better find seeing as everything's SO close.

:P

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I'm looking for an error/errors I've made somewhere of 9 points, which I'd better find seeing as everything's SO close. :P

I found it! 9 more points for "You ain't seen nothing yet" :jester:

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I hope I'll make it on time:

1. Celluloid Heroes

2. She Talks To Angels

3. Walk On The Wild Side

4. A Whiter Shade Of Pale

5. Radar Love

6. Mississipi Queen

7. You ain't seen Nothing Yet

8. For What It's Worth

9. Behind Blue Eyes

10.Boys Are Back In Town

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I diddled The Who for 9 points on Behind Blue Eyes. I only wrote 1 instead of 10 for Malakin's vote. Sorry Mate !

Animal's voted ! I suppose you all want to deprive me of my sleep and know the Top Ten ? Give me 15 minutes.

:)

My Wife reckons whatever time I say, double it. ;)

Edited by Guest
AT LAST !

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Here goes !

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TOP TEN #8

1. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - The Righteous Brothers

2. A Whiter Shade Of Pale - Procol Harum

3. Sultans Of Swing - Dire Straits

4. Piece Of My Heart - Big Brother & The Holding Company

5. Crying - Roy Orbison

6. Ain't Too Proud To Beg - The Temptations

7. In The Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett

8. In My Room - The Beach Boys

9. Mississippi Queen - Mountain

=10.Radar Love - Golden Earring

=10.You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet - Bachman-Turner Overdrive

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I hope I didn't miss any - it was very close. I'll check them again tomorrow and list all the nominations with Points gained. Goodnight All.

:headphones:

P.S. PLEASE HOLD NEW NOMINATIONS FOR NOW. THANKS.

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