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I was trying to figure out how the sub forum works.

I guess this will start the ball rolling.

Where we left off:

Songfactor's Choice Top 10 #9

for period ending 15th May 2006.

1. The SOUND OF SILENCE - SIMON & GARFUNKEL

2. BROWN EYED GIRL - VAN MORRISON

3. FIRE AND RAIN - JAMES TAYLOR

4. LOSING MY RELIGION - R.E.M.

5. PURPLE HAZE - JIMI HENDRIX

6. TEARS IN HEAVEN - ERIC CLAPTON

7. NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN - THE MOODY BLUES

8. ALL RIGHT NOW - FREE

9. MY GENERATION - THE WHO

10.RAINY NIGHT IN GEORGIA - BROOK BENTON

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My understanding is that each list from this point on will have its own thread in the subforum. Carl locked the other thread to make way for the new forum. So we are in some sort of limbo right now. But feel free to make a comment here if you'd like. Old Fitty is probably sleeping right now...he'll never know the difference.

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I'm not too sure what to say, except that we should all feel very pleased at the success of our Top Ten thread. Five and a half thousand views and twelve hundred replies in a relatively short time attests to that. Carl and the Moderators have now given it a prize spot as a Sub-Forum. All of you who have nominated and voted are to thank for this. I just tally up the votes and report the outcome; I'd have none to tally without you.

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Those of you who've read the Album Reviews Sub-Forum will understand how it works. Basically, as Peaches said, each Top Ten will be a separate thread in our Sub-Forum.

The old thread is still accessible for information purposes, and don't forget Farin's ARCHIVES. Everything is detailed there, together with a new feature by our Graphic Designer, Judo.

Finally, I'd just like to thank Carl and all who supported him - the original suggestion came from Elvish - in elevating our Top Ten to this new level !

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HERE'S OUR NEW TOP TEN AGAIN WITH THE YEARS.

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#9 for period ending 15th May 2006.

1. THE SOUND OF SILENCE - SIMON & GARFUNKEL 1965

2. BROWN EYED GIRL - VAN MORRISON 1967

3. FIRE AND RAIN - JAMES TAYLOR 1970

4. LOSING MY RELIGION - R.E.M. 1991

5. PURPLE HAZE - JIMI HENDRIX 1967

6. TEARS IN HEAVEN - ERIC CLAPTON 1992

7. NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN - THE MOODY BLUES 1972

8. ALL RIGHT NOW - FREE 1970

9. MY GENERATION - THE WHO 1965

10.RAINY NIGHT IN GEORGIA - BROOK BENTON 1970 *

* It was written and performed by Tony Joe White a little before that, but I think we should use the year it first charted, early 1970.

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I think that's a Great Top Ten. Lots of Classics there.

Four 60s, four 70s, two 90s. What's wrong with the 80s ?

I'll put on the full List of Nominations and all points gained later.

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POINTS GAINED BY ALL NOMINATIONS IN TOP TEN #9

All Right Now - Free 47

Angel Eyes - Jeff Healey Band 1

Astronomy - Blue Oyster Cult 7

Both Sides Now - Judy Collins 18

Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison 71

Can't Get it Out of My Head - ELO 36

Cracklin' Rosie - Neil Diamond 31

Crash Into Me - Dave Matthews Band 26

Different Drum - Stone Poneys featuring Linda Ronstadt 24

Fire And Rain - James Taylor 70

Gimme Some Lovin - Spencer Davis Group 40

Going to California - Led Zeppelin 45

Harder They Come, The - Jimmy Cliff 29

Heart Full of Soul - The Yardbirds 45

Hey 19 - Steely Dan 26

I Have A Dream - ABBA 9

I Love You - Climax Blues Band 0

It Makes No Difference - The Band 16

Kind Of A Drag - The Buckinghams 23

La Bamba - Ritchie Valens 10

Losing My Religion - R.E.M. 67

Man Of The World - Fleetwood Mac 8

More Than I Can Say - Leo Sayer 16

Must Of Got Lost - J. Geils Band 6

My Generation - The Who 47

My Way - Frank Sinatra 13

Nights In White Satin - The Moody Blues 47

Peaceful Easy Feeling - The Eagles 32

Pride And Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughan 43

Promised Land - Elvis Presley 7

Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix 62

Rainy Night In Georgia - Brook Benton 46

Rebel Yell - Billy Idol 17

Rescue Me - Fontella Bass 18

Rock This Town - Stray Cats 8

Separate Ways - Journey 14

Seven Spanish Angels - Willie Nelson & Ray Charles 41

She's Gone - Hall and Oates 44

Silent Lucidity - Queensryche 9

Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel 19

Slip Away - Clarence Carter 19

Sky Pilot - Eric Burdon & The Animals 19

Something In The Air - Thunderclap Newman 19

Sound Of Silence, The - Simon & Garfunkel 103

Sparks - Coldplay 30

Sugar Magnolia - Grateful Dead 28

Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses 37

Take A Giant Step - Taj Mahal 16

Take Your Mama Out - Scissor Sisters 13

Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton 60

They Won't Go When I Go - Stevie Wonder 35

Train in Vain - The Clash 22

White Wedding - Billy Idol 15

Whole Lotta Rosie - AC/DC 19

Year Of The Cat - Al Stewart 12

Your Eyes Open - Keane 10

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The Top 6 were pretty clear cut, but #s 7,8,9 had to be decided by Tie-break (the ones most people voted for, even though the votes were equal). #10 was only one point behind and a heap of others close to it.

The Sound Of Silence was only the second song in our Top Tens to receive over 100 Points. Good nomination rt.

Good nominations by everyone ! I agree with c s that this is one of our best Top Tens, and lots of great songs still missed out!

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Just an honorary M for this thread edna. I hang out here a lot. :)

Yes, I like all of them too ! One of our sons used to play R.E.M. quite a bit, so I know a few of their songs.

LET'S DECLARE NOMINATIONS FOR TOP TEN #10 OPEN !!!

Bring on your Beatles, Stones, Barry Manilow, Michael Bolton, whoever.

I will just give my opinion again that I believe multiple nominations for the same Artist/s divide his/her/their votes !

So if you nominate a Beatles/Stones song I won't Edna.

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Basically, as Peaches said, each Top Ten will be a separate thread in our Sub-Forum.

The old thread is still accessible for information purposes

Hey 55,

Sorry about the 'Sitting In Limbo' title. I'd already changed titles three times before you got out of bed.

It went from 'How does this work?' to 'Songfactors Choice Top 10'. Then I got worried that would confuse things and I saw Peaches' mention of Limbo, and changed to 'Limbo Rock' (after the Chubby Checker song -- I considered 'Limbo Rockism' but came to my senses). I then decided I preferred the Jimmy Cliff song and hence the 'Sitting In Limbo'.

Anyway I see some hotshot moderator has straightened it all out now.

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bazooka is ashamed to admit it, but before Top Ten #9 I had no idea She's Gone was by Hall & Oates. I guess I thought it was probably Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes.

Hall & Oates really produced a diverse repertoire. There's a lot H&O songs make me stop to think and remember that they were the artists.

I think part of their success has to do with what Dr. John had to say about "the records that makes it in" on an obscure album track which I believe is called Keep The Music Simple . I've tried to locate the lyrics, but no dice so far.

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Hey Edna, You took my song/nomination !

:) No probs, no harm done. You will surely get my vote for Otis's (Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay

My two nominations for Top Ten # 10 are :

- Oh Carol - Neil Sedaka

- Simply the Best - Tina Turner

I do hope at least one makes it to the Top Ten

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