The Ultimate Women's Album - Side 1 Track 6 Vote - Round 2

Side 1, Track 6 - Round 2

Poll ended at 11 Aug 2020, 4:26pm

Kate Bush, "Wuthering Heights"
9
41%
Nena, "99 Luftballons"
9
41%
Hazel O'Connor, "Will You?"
2
9%
Republica, "Drop Dead Gorgeous"
2
9%
 
Total votes: 22

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Olaf wrote:
10 Aug 2020, 12:20pm
revbob wrote:
09 Aug 2020, 7:05pm
Boo
At least the biggest duds are out of the way now.
So hopeful, so naive. :ohboy:
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Heston wrote:
10 Aug 2020, 12:24pm
Olaf wrote:
10 Aug 2020, 12:20pm
revbob wrote:
09 Aug 2020, 7:05pm
Boo
At least the biggest duds are out of the way now.
Not sure what the boo was for? Thought it was maybe the name of some rockabilly chick.
Probably the drummer from ZZ Topless.

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Olaf wrote:
10 Aug 2020, 12:50pm
Heston wrote:
10 Aug 2020, 12:24pm
Olaf wrote:
10 Aug 2020, 12:20pm
revbob wrote:
09 Aug 2020, 7:05pm
Boo
At least the biggest duds are out of the way now.
Not sure what the boo was for? Thought it was maybe the name of some rockabilly chick.
Probably the drummer from ZZ Topless.
I wonder if she has a nice beard. :shifty:
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Marky Dread wrote:
10 Aug 2020, 1:28pm
Olaf wrote:
10 Aug 2020, 12:50pm
Heston wrote:
10 Aug 2020, 12:24pm
Olaf wrote:
10 Aug 2020, 12:20pm
revbob wrote:
09 Aug 2020, 7:05pm
Boo
At least the biggest duds are out of the way now.
Not sure what the boo was for? Thought it was maybe the name of some rockabilly chick.
Probably the drummer from ZZ Topless.
I wonder if she has a nice beard. :shifty:
You would be disappointed. They are dudes with shirts and on top of that they're Canadian .

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I was gone for the most of this round but I'll just say there's nothing wrong with Kate Bush ending up on this thing, whether or not she'd have been my top pick this round initially. Extremely gifted, eccentric pop genius.
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revbob wrote:
10 Aug 2020, 2:04pm
Marky Dread wrote:
10 Aug 2020, 1:28pm
Olaf wrote:
10 Aug 2020, 12:50pm
Heston wrote:
10 Aug 2020, 12:24pm
Olaf wrote:
10 Aug 2020, 12:20pm


At least the biggest duds are out of the way now.
Not sure what the boo was for? Thought it was maybe the name of some rockabilly chick.
Probably the drummer from ZZ Topless.
I wonder if she has a nice beard. :shifty:
You would be disappointed. They are dudes with shirts and on top of that they're Canadian .
From Kate's Bush to Boo's Beard. I know I'm a terrible person. :mrgreen:
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revbob wrote:
10 Aug 2020, 2:04pm
Marky Dread wrote:
10 Aug 2020, 1:28pm
Olaf wrote:
10 Aug 2020, 12:50pm
Heston wrote:
10 Aug 2020, 12:24pm
Olaf wrote:
10 Aug 2020, 12:20pm


At least the biggest duds are out of the way now.
Not sure what the boo was for? Thought it was maybe the name of some rockabilly chick.
Probably the drummer from ZZ Topless.
I wonder if she has a nice beard. :shifty:
You would be disappointed. They are dudes with shirts and on top of that they're Canadian .
In which case, they have to be Zed Zed Topless.
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I don't think I have heard the Kate Bush song before. I wanted to not like it after the oversung intro, but it's a pretty cool song. No regrets about 99 Luftballoons getting my vote though.
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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matedog wrote:
10 Aug 2020, 5:47pm
I don't think I have heard the Kate Bush song before. I wanted to not like it after the oversung intro, but it's a pretty cool song. No regrets about 99 Luftballoons getting my vote though.
I just find it strange (and interesting) that certain songs are massive worldwide hits but do zilch in America, there's loads of them. It's like the musical equivalent of the soccer World Cup. I just checked and it went top ten in at least 20 countries, and number one in quite a few. So maybe it's easier for those of us who heard it growing up to have it as this cultural touchstone. I really can understand how without that attachment some people might be wondering why it is so highly rated.
There's a tiny, tiny hopeful part of me that says you guys are running a Kaufmanesque long con on the board

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Heston wrote:
10 Aug 2020, 6:39pm
matedog wrote:
10 Aug 2020, 5:47pm
I don't think I have heard the Kate Bush song before. I wanted to not like it after the oversung intro, but it's a pretty cool song. No regrets about 99 Luftballoons getting my vote though.
I just find it strange (and interesting) that certain songs are massive worldwide hits but do zilch in America, there's loads of them. It's like the musical equivalent of the soccer World Cup. I just checked and it went top ten in at least 20 countries, and number one in quite a few. So maybe it's easier for those of us who heard it growing up to have it as this cultural touchstone. I really can understand how without that attachment some people might be wondering why it is so highly rated.
Honestly, the better way of approaching things is that the mid to late 60s and the early MTV 80s were the only time there was reliable crossover between the UK and North America. It takes a serious superstar to crossover any other time.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
10 Aug 2020, 7:30pm
Heston wrote:
10 Aug 2020, 6:39pm
matedog wrote:
10 Aug 2020, 5:47pm
I don't think I have heard the Kate Bush song before. I wanted to not like it after the oversung intro, but it's a pretty cool song. No regrets about 99 Luftballoons getting my vote though.
I just find it strange (and interesting) that certain songs are massive worldwide hits but do zilch in America, there's loads of them. It's like the musical equivalent of the soccer World Cup. I just checked and it went top ten in at least 20 countries, and number one in quite a few. So maybe it's easier for those of us who heard it growing up to have it as this cultural touchstone. I really can understand how without that attachment some people might be wondering why it is so highly rated.
Honestly, the better way of approaching things is that the mid to late 60s and the early MTV 80s were the only time there was reliable crossover between the UK and North America. It takes a serious superstar to crossover any other time.
MTV only highlighted the worst!!!!

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101Walterton wrote:
10 Aug 2020, 7:40pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
10 Aug 2020, 7:30pm
Heston wrote:
10 Aug 2020, 6:39pm
matedog wrote:
10 Aug 2020, 5:47pm
I don't think I have heard the Kate Bush song before. I wanted to not like it after the oversung intro, but it's a pretty cool song. No regrets about 99 Luftballoons getting my vote though.
I just find it strange (and interesting) that certain songs are massive worldwide hits but do zilch in America, there's loads of them. It's like the musical equivalent of the soccer World Cup. I just checked and it went top ten in at least 20 countries, and number one in quite a few. So maybe it's easier for those of us who heard it growing up to have it as this cultural touchstone. I really can understand how without that attachment some people might be wondering why it is so highly rated.
Honestly, the better way of approaching things is that the mid to late 60s and the early MTV 80s were the only time there was reliable crossover between the UK and North America. It takes a serious superstar to crossover any other time.
MTV only highlighted the worst!!!!
Arguably, MTV broke the Clash mainstream.
Back off, or I'll blow the roof off—with sound!

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101Walterton wrote:
10 Aug 2020, 7:40pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
10 Aug 2020, 7:30pm
Heston wrote:
10 Aug 2020, 6:39pm
matedog wrote:
10 Aug 2020, 5:47pm
I don't think I have heard the Kate Bush song before. I wanted to not like it after the oversung intro, but it's a pretty cool song. No regrets about 99 Luftballoons getting my vote though.
I just find it strange (and interesting) that certain songs are massive worldwide hits but do zilch in America, there's loads of them. It's like the musical equivalent of the soccer World Cup. I just checked and it went top ten in at least 20 countries, and number one in quite a few. So maybe it's easier for those of us who heard it growing up to have it as this cultural touchstone. I really can understand how without that attachment some people might be wondering why it is so highly rated.
Honestly, the better way of approaching things is that the mid to late 60s and the early MTV 80s were the only time there was reliable crossover between the UK and North America. It takes a serious superstar to crossover any other time.
IMCT only highlighted the worst!!!!

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Dr. Medulla wrote:
10 Aug 2020, 7:30pm
Heston wrote:
10 Aug 2020, 6:39pm
matedog wrote:
10 Aug 2020, 5:47pm
I don't think I have heard the Kate Bush song before. I wanted to not like it after the oversung intro, but it's a pretty cool song. No regrets about 99 Luftballoons getting my vote though.
I just find it strange (and interesting) that certain songs are massive worldwide hits but do zilch in America, there's loads of them. It's like the musical equivalent of the soccer World Cup. I just checked and it went top ten in at least 20 countries, and number one in quite a few. So maybe it's easier for those of us who heard it growing up to have it as this cultural touchstone. I really can understand how without that attachment some people might be wondering why it is so highly rated.
the mid to late 60s and the early MTV 80s were the only time there was reliable crossover between the UK and North America
Ironically my two favourite eras of music. Does this mean I'm American?
There's a tiny, tiny hopeful part of me that says you guys are running a Kaufmanesque long con on the board

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Heston wrote:
10 Aug 2020, 8:07pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
10 Aug 2020, 7:30pm
Heston wrote:
10 Aug 2020, 6:39pm
matedog wrote:
10 Aug 2020, 5:47pm
I don't think I have heard the Kate Bush song before. I wanted to not like it after the oversung intro, but it's a pretty cool song. No regrets about 99 Luftballoons getting my vote though.
I just find it strange (and interesting) that certain songs are massive worldwide hits but do zilch in America, there's loads of them. It's like the musical equivalent of the soccer World Cup. I just checked and it went top ten in at least 20 countries, and number one in quite a few. So maybe it's easier for those of us who heard it growing up to have it as this cultural touchstone. I really can understand how without that attachment some people might be wondering why it is so highly rated.
the mid to late 60s and the early MTV 80s were the only time there was reliable crossover between the UK and North America
Ironically my two favourite eras of music. Does this mean I'm American?
Not with that fucking diet.

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