The Ultimate Women's Album - Side 1 Track 6 Vote - Round 3

Side 1, Track 6 - Round 3

Poll ended at 13 Aug 2020, 4:54pm

Kate Bush, "Wuthering Heights"
13
54%
Nena, "99 Luftballons"
11
46%
 
Total votes: 24

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AudioAmmunition wrote:
12 Aug 2020, 7:16am
Heston wrote:
12 Aug 2020, 6:55am
AudioAmmunition wrote:
12 Aug 2020, 5:46am
I've gone for Nena, but find it odd that we're voting for the German version of the song rather than the English version we are more familiar with and the version that was a hit (in the UK at least).
For some strange reason it was the German version that was a hit in America.
I have it on 12" single with English on Side A, German Side B. It doesn't seem like the English version actually appeared on an album.
I'd swear that my cassette copy had both versions, one on each side, but discogs doesn't indicate that—just the German.

edit: No, I was right. I didn't notice that discogs has a separate international version of the album: https://www.discogs.com/Nena-99-Luftbal ... e/14358825
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matedog wrote:
11 Aug 2020, 8:15pm
Come on, 99 is such a cool song.
I wouldn't say it's a cool song, more a good fun tune albeit cheesy as fuck. WH just carries more weight on every level for me.
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:
12 Aug 2020, 3:06pm
matedog wrote:
11 Aug 2020, 8:15pm
Come on, 99 is such a cool song.
I wouldn't say it's a cool song, more a good fun tune albeit cheesy as fuck. WH just carries more weight on every level for me.
Tune = Kate wins
Subject = Nena wins
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Re: The Ultimate Women's Album - Side 1 Track 6 Vote - Round 3

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Dr. Medulla wrote:
12 Aug 2020, 8:47am
AudioAmmunition wrote:
12 Aug 2020, 7:16am
Heston wrote:
12 Aug 2020, 6:55am
AudioAmmunition wrote:
12 Aug 2020, 5:46am
I've gone for Nena, but find it odd that we're voting for the German version of the song rather than the English version we are more familiar with and the version that was a hit (in the UK at least).
For some strange reason it was the German version that was a hit in America.
I have it on 12" single with English on Side A, German Side B. It doesn't seem like the English version actually appeared on an album.
I'd swear that my cassette copy had both versions, one on each side, but discogs doesn't indicate that—just the German.

edit: No, I was right. I didn't notice that discogs has a separate international version of the album: https://www.discogs.com/Nena-99-Luftbal ... e/14358825
I legit did not know there was an English version until I heard the 7 Seconds cover in High School in the early 90s.
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Marky Dread wrote:
12 Aug 2020, 3:24pm
Heston wrote:
12 Aug 2020, 3:06pm
matedog wrote:
11 Aug 2020, 8:15pm
Come on, 99 is such a cool song.
I wouldn't say it's a cool song, more a good fun tune albeit cheesy as fuck. WH just carries more weight on every level for me.
Tune = Kate wins
Subject = Nena wins
So who did you vote for?
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:
12 Aug 2020, 3:38pm
Marky Dread wrote:
12 Aug 2020, 3:24pm
Heston wrote:
12 Aug 2020, 3:06pm
matedog wrote:
11 Aug 2020, 8:15pm
Come on, 99 is such a cool song.
I wouldn't say it's a cool song, more a good fun tune albeit cheesy as fuck. WH just carries more weight on every level for me.
Tune = Kate wins
Subject = Nena wins
So who did you vote for?
I like a good tune.
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Marky Dread wrote:
12 Aug 2020, 3:24pm
Heston wrote:
12 Aug 2020, 3:06pm
matedog wrote:
11 Aug 2020, 8:15pm
Come on, 99 is such a cool song.
I wouldn't say it's a cool song, more a good fun tune albeit cheesy as fuck. WH just carries more weight on every level for me.
Tune = Kate wins
Subject = Nena wins
Nah, 99 has hooks for days.
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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Marky Dread wrote:
12 Aug 2020, 3:42pm
Heston wrote:
12 Aug 2020, 3:38pm
Marky Dread wrote:
12 Aug 2020, 3:24pm
Heston wrote:
12 Aug 2020, 3:06pm
matedog wrote:
11 Aug 2020, 8:15pm
Come on, 99 is such a cool song.
I wouldn't say it's a cool song, more a good fun tune albeit cheesy as fuck. WH just carries more weight on every level for me.
Tune = Kate wins
Subject = Nena wins
So who did you vote for?
I like a good tune.
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Olaf wrote:
12 Aug 2020, 4:24pm
Marky Dread wrote:
12 Aug 2020, 3:42pm
Heston wrote:
12 Aug 2020, 3:38pm
Marky Dread wrote:
12 Aug 2020, 3:24pm
Heston wrote:
12 Aug 2020, 3:06pm


I wouldn't say it's a cool song, more a good fun tune albeit cheesy as fuck. WH just carries more weight on every level for me.
Tune = Kate wins
Subject = Nena wins
So who did you vote for?
I like a good tune.
delivered by a squeaking elf on acid.
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Olaf wrote:
12 Aug 2020, 4:24pm
Marky Dread wrote:
12 Aug 2020, 3:42pm
Heston wrote:
12 Aug 2020, 3:38pm
Marky Dread wrote:
12 Aug 2020, 3:24pm
Heston wrote:
12 Aug 2020, 3:06pm


I wouldn't say it's a cool song, more a good fun tune albeit cheesy as fuck. WH just carries more weight on every level for me.
Tune = Kate wins
Subject = Nena wins
So who did you vote for?
I like a good tune.
delivered by a squeaking elf on acid.
Hello,

The latest Squeaking Elves on Acid album is really good - lots of hooks and songs and things....

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revbob wrote:
11 Aug 2020, 8:36pm
I really cant be bothered much one way or the other
We've already got a Blondie track. Rule breaker!
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matedog wrote:
12 Aug 2020, 4:18pm
Marky Dread wrote:
12 Aug 2020, 3:24pm
Heston wrote:
12 Aug 2020, 3:06pm
matedog wrote:
11 Aug 2020, 8:15pm
Come on, 99 is such a cool song.
I wouldn't say it's a cool song, more a good fun tune albeit cheesy as fuck. WH just carries more weight on every level for me.
Tune = Kate wins
Subject = Nena wins
Nah, 99 has hooks for days.
...Wuthering has hooks for ever. ;)
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Marky Dread wrote:
12 Aug 2020, 4:46pm
revbob wrote:
11 Aug 2020, 8:36pm
I really cant be bothered much one way or the other
We've already got a Blondie track. Rule breaker!
If you think that's what I was going on about you're just Paranoid.

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revbob wrote:
12 Aug 2020, 4:53pm
Marky Dread wrote:
12 Aug 2020, 4:46pm
revbob wrote:
11 Aug 2020, 8:36pm
I really cant be bothered much one way or the other
We've already got a Blondie track. Rule breaker!
If you think that's what I was going on about you're just Paranoid.
I think you'll find I'm a master of reality.
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I've made it even. 99 for me.

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