The Ultimate Women's Album - Side 1 Track 3 Vote - Round 3

Side 1, Track 3 - Round 3

Poll ended at 21 Jul 2020, 7:56pm

Dusty Springfield, "Son of a Preacher Man"
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52%
Patti Smith Group, "Because The Night"
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48%
 
Total votes: 23

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And then there were two, separated by a single vote. Probably a good idea to make a case to try win over the five votes who hold the balance of power. Pick a winner or I'll pick one … and you don't want that to happen.
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Dusty should have this.

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I demand a recount. :shifty:

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Honestly, I've decided to stick with Because the Night out of a sense of consistency, but I'm not particularly worried if it loses.
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Seems anti-Hoy to vote against Bruce, but here I am.
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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‘Who had a 1978 hit with Because The Night’ was a question on The Chase tonight!
I was quick with the answer.

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Okay, I just had to listen to these two songs back-to-back to see which one stuck out the most. Because the Night wins.

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Mimi wrote:
20 Jul 2020, 7:42am
Okay, I just had to listen to these two songs back-to-back to see which one stuck out the most. Because the Night wins.
I’m actually annoyed that Dancing Barefoot is a track two. I’d’ve argued vehemently for it if it were a track 3.
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I'll try to make my case. First, I actually love both of these songs so it's hard for me to make a negative case against Patti Smith. The only thing I can say is there are a few Patti Smith tracks I prefer to this one (tho not too many) and I think Son of a Preacher Man just has a bit more frission and spark to it. While the Patti Smith tune is fine (more than fine really), I feel like her most transgressive work rests elsewhere in her catalog (and in other parts of this album, in fact). Son of a Preacher Man, with its wedding of Dusty's pop vocals to the real muscular r&b of American Sound Studios, with the Memphis Cats and the Sweet Inspirations providing instrumental and vocal backup, creates the finest specimen of what blue-eyed soul can be. You can also appreciate Jerry Wexler's great production job. The song sounds bottomless.

Like the last track we ended up picking, it's a standout highlight of its genre and trailblazing in its right.
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Because The Night, it's a decent track and to be honest, the Dusty track doesn't do that much for me.

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I couldn't think of a good reason to change my vote too, so I voted for Patti. Always loved Because The Night. Even though its not a PSG original, It sounds as if it was written by them. Even Mr Springsteen has said "It's Patti's song now"

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Flex wrote:
20 Jul 2020, 11:30am
I'll try to make my case. First, I actually love both of these songs so it's hard for me to make a negative case against Patti Smith. The only thing I can say is there are a few Patti Smith tracks I prefer to this one (tho not too many) and I think Son of a Preacher Man just has a bit more frission and spark to it. While the Patti Smith tune is fine (more than fine really), I feel like her most transgressive work rests elsewhere in her catalog (and in other parts of this album, in fact). Son of a Preacher Man, with its wedding of Dusty's pop vocals to the real muscular r&b of American Sound Studios, with the Memphis Cats and the Sweet Inspirations providing instrumental and vocal backup, creates the finest specimen of what blue-eyed soul can be. You can also appreciate Jerry Wexler's great production job. The song sounds bottomless.

Like the last track we ended up picking, it's a standout highlight of its genre and trailblazing in its right.
This sums up how I feel. I adore the Patti Smith song but you just can't argue with that awesome Memphis Cats sound.
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22 votes with 1 per person?
Best turn out yet but interesting poll though.

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101Walterton wrote:
21 Jul 2020, 6:20pm
22 votes with 1 per person?
Best turn out yet but interesting poll though.
Plus we had only 20 votes for Round 2.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
21 Jul 2020, 6:38pm
101Walterton wrote:
21 Jul 2020, 6:20pm
22 votes with 1 per person?
Best turn out yet but interesting poll though.
Plus we had only 20 votes for Round 2.
How long you giving it or are you waiting for your preferred outcome 😉

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