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Thanks everybody for your thoughts, encouragement and offers of help. :)

I think the main message to come from you is that a 7 day Top Ten would be preferable. With that in mind, we'll keep the voting open for another day.

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In the meantime, how about going back through Top Tens 11 - 20 and sharing your Nominations over that period with us ?

For those who've joined us recently, bluesboy suggested that after every Tenth Top Ten it would be fun to look back on our nominations and each prepare an imaginary "Compilation CD". It received a lot of support first time around, but only he, CeeCee, edna, CanAm and myself have done so this time. They're all in this Thread.

Of course, mine isn't imaginary. My nominations were so good that I've had record companies fighting for the rights to release it. Here it is again.

"DON'T BREAK MY CHAIN Volume 2".

and it will carry this message -

(a clever marketing ploy to prey on the superstitious, like a Chain Email)

WARNING ! IF YOU DON'T BUY THIS CD AND TELL 10 OF YOUR FRIENDS ABOUT IT WITHIN 24 HOURS, SOMETHING AWFUL WILL HAPPEN TO YOU.

1. Do Wah Diddy Diddy - Manfred Mann

2. Centerfold - J.Geils Band

3. I Say A Little Prayer For You - Aretha Franklin

4. Stop! In The Name Of Love - The Supremes

5. Lyin' Eyes - The Eagles

6. The Tracks Of My Tears - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

7. All Shook Up - Elvis Presley

8. If You Leave Me Now - Chicago

9. Love Her Madly - The Doors

10.Substitute - The Who

11.The Devil Went Down To Georgia - Charlie Daniels Band

12.Rhiannon - Fleetwood Mac

13.Gloria - Them

14.Riders On The Storm - The Doors

15.Mellow Yellow - Donovan

16.Mr.Tambourine Man - The Byrds

17.Aquarius/ Let The Sun Shine In - The 5th Dimension

18.Somebody To Love - Jefferson Airplane

19.December 1963 (Oh What A Night) - The 4 Seasons

20.Handle With Care - The Traveling Wilburys

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7 days is fine by me too. :P

Here's what I've nominated since my first entry into the Top Tens:

1: Bad Day - Daniel Powter

2: Bad Day - Fuel

3: Irene - TobyMac

4: Mr. Sandman - The Chordettes

5: My Immortal - Evanescence

6: Save Me - Shinedown

7: Somebody - Bonnie McKee

8: Soul Man - Sam & Dave

9: Stuck - Stacy Orrico

10: Ugly - The Exies

11: What I'd Say - Ray Charles

12: With A Little Help From My Friends - Joe Cocker

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My second compliation cd:

These Eyes - The Guess Who

Do You Feel Like We Do - Peter Frampton

S.O.S - ABBA

Love Reign O'er Me - The Who

Killer Queen - Queen

Picture This - Blondie

Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen

Alison - Elvis Costello

Cry Like A Baby - The Box Tops

September Gurls - Big Star

Burnin' For You - Blue Oyster Cult

Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere - Neil Young

I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye

Kooks - David Bowie

53rd & 3rd - The Ramones

Back In The Saddle - Aerosmith

Teacher - Jethro Tull

Do It Again - Steely Dan

She's Not There - The Zombies

Spill The Wine - Eric Burdon & War

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I believe some see it as the "cool" thing to do - nominating Classic Rock.

Personally I'd like to see one Top Ten with no Beatles, Stones, Floyd, Zeppelin, Doors, Deep Purple etc. etc. but I'm happy to go with the opinion of the majority.

I nominate mostly classic rock since we are supposed to nominate songs we like, and this is the type of music I like the most. I imagine other people have the same reason.

I agree with having a top ten without the most popular bands and artists, but we will have to work out and clarify the rules on that.

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Here's my second Nomination CD. This time I was able to make it a full 20-song CD. Songs are in Top Ten Order 11-20.

1. And I Love Her - The Beatles - Ranked No.4

2. Don't Forbid Me - Pat Boone

3. California Dreaming - The Mamas & The Papas - Ranked No.3

4. Funky Town - Lipps Inc.

5. Danke Shoen - Wayne Newton

6. Honesty - Billy Joel

7. Love Is Strange - Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton

8. When You're Short of a Quid - Slim Dusty

9. Sweets For My Sweet - The Searchers

10. American Dream - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

11. Raining In My Heart - Buddy Holly

12. Rawhide - Frankie Lane

13. Kingston Town - UB40

14. Knock Three Times - Tony Orlando & Dawn

15. Do You Love Me - Brian Poole & The Tremeloes

16. Do You Want To Know A Secret - Billy J. Kramer

17. My Boy Lollipop - Millie Small

18. My Girl - The Temptations - Ranked No.5

19. No Man Is An Island (I Need You) - Ricky Nelson

20. Pledging My Love - Johnny Ace

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I agree with having a top ten without the most popular bands and artists, but we will have to work out and clarify the rules on that.

Thanks Chris. I'm glad someone noticed I said A "once off" !

And all I was suggesting was leaving out artists/bands that had been #1.

You just be true to yourself and keep nominating songs you like.

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Maybe one day Mate. We'll concentrate on getting the regular Top Ten back up and running first. We're just giving all nominators the chance to vote in this Top Ten, as it's early Sunday morning in the U.S., but we'll have to announce it soon I think.

I haven't seen Farin here tonight, but if he doesn't do it later, I'll put it on in about 12 hours. We're waiting because we know this person's vote will change the Top Ten, going by her nominations. I hope I don't embarrass her with this Post.

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For Week Ending Wednesday 19th July 2006.

1. BLACK DOG - LED ZEPPELIN

2. BUILD ME UP BUTTERCUP - THE FOUNDATIONS

3. JAILHOUSE ROCK - ELVIS PRESLEY

4. SUBTERRANEAN HOMESICK BLUES - BOB DYLAN

5. HELTER SKELTER - THE BEATLES

6. UNDER THE BOARDWALK - THE DRIFTERS

7. MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA - GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS

8. ROCKET MAN - ELTON JOHN

9. DREAM LOVER - BOBBY DARIN

10.SEE EMILY PLAY - PINK FLOYD

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THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED, AND FOR YOUR PATIENCE !

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Farin will post the all the Points and statistics later. :)

Here's my thoughts on the Ten, and of course we welcome ALL feedback.

It was no great surprise to see Led Zeppelin's great rocker Black Dog at #1 (CeeCee's first nomination to have that distinction). However I thought See Emily Play would fare much better; it just scraped in.

I was really surprised at how well two re-nominations did, Build Me Up Buttercup and Helter Skelter. I think the former had been nominated twice before !

Subterranean Homesick Blues is probably one of Bob's better vocal efforts. You all know I think he's a great songwriter.... And of course shadows' shameless plugging of it with the video didn't do it any harm ! (I think it's a great video).

Two wonderful R & B classics of the 60s and 70s from The Drifters and Gladys Knight & The Pips, + one of Elton's greatest as far as I'm concerned (I thought it would place higher), and two massive 50s Hits from Elvis and Bobby Darin.

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NOW I'M ALSO OPENING A NEW THREAD FOR TOP TEN #22 IF YOU'D LIKE TO START NOMINATING THERE. THIS ONE WILL BE KEPT OPEN FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS SO WE CAN DIGEST OUR CURRENT TOP TEN, AND WE REALLY DO WELCOME YOUR FEEDBACK, THOUGHTS ON THE TEN, ETC. HERE PLEASE.

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It's funny, "Build me up buttercup" in the second place! :thumbsup: I love this song but I didn't vote it, though I did the first time it was nominated...

The Drifters and Bob Dylan made it, good!!!! :bow: Just as Gladys Knight... I love that song...

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Well, I'm certainly glad to see that Black Dog hit #1. It doesn't get more recognizable and classic than that! :)

Midnight Train to Georgia is one of my wife's all time faves, so that'll make her happy too.

I'm for the 7 day thing, just to put my 2cents in after the fact, and I say let's leave the rules the way they are, after the fact as well. :)

Here's my lists 11-20 noms. would make an interesting mix!

1. The Ship Song - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

2. King of Spain - Moxy Fruvous

3. Imagine - John Lennon (reached #2)

4. Abraham, Martin and John - Dion

5. She Sells Sanctuary - The Cult

6. One Thing Leads To Another - The Fixx

7. Angry Young Man - Billy Joel

8. Passive - Perfect Circle

9. Avalon - Roxy Music

10. Yes - Roundabout

11. Shock the Monkey - Peter Gabriel

12. Adia - Sarah McLachlan

13. Something in the Air - Thunderclap Newman

14. I Wanna Be Adored - Stone Roses

15. Sweet Jane - Velvet Underground

16. Hold On, Hold On - Neko Case

17. Werewolves of London - Warren Zevon

18. Laid - James

19. Thunder Road - Bruce Springsteen

20. The Passenger - Iggy Pop

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Well said guys. Your Wife has great taste Malakin; I nominated Midnight Train To Georgia because it's always been a favorite of mine too.

Seeker, that's the thing I like about our Ten also - you never know just what's going to make it.

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For Week Ending Wednesday 19th July 2006.

1. BLACK DOG - LED ZEPPELIN

2. BUILD ME UP BUTTERCUP - THE FOUNDATIONS

3. JAILHOUSE ROCK - ELVIS PRESLEY

4. SUBTERRANEAN HOMESICK BLUES - BOB DYLAN

5. HELTER SKELTER - THE BEATLES

6. UNDER THE BOARDWALK - THE DRIFTERS

7. MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA - GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS

8. ROCKET MAN - ELTON JOHN

9. DREAM LOVER - BOBBY DARIN

10.SEE EMILY PLAY - PINK FLOYD

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