Thursday, October 23, 2014

#59: Lenny Kravitz-Are You Gonna Go My Way (Top 500 Modern Rock Songs Of All Time)

#59
(Top Modern Rock Songs Of All Time)
Song: "Are You Gonna Go My Way"
Artist: Lenny Kravitz
Release Date: February, 1993
From The Album: Are You Gonna Go My Way (1993)



Quick Take: "Are You Gonna Go My Way" is the first single to be released by Lenny Kravitz from the album Are You Gonna Go My Way. It was released in February 1993. It was written by Lenny Kravitz and Craig Ross. "Are You Gonna Go My Way" failed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, but reached no. 1 on the Album Rock Tracks and no. 2 on the Modern Rock Tracks. It also reached the top 5 in the UK, peaking at no. 4. It is still Kravitz's most successful single in Australia, where it peaked at number-one for 6 weeks through April and May 1993.
Courtesy: Wikipedia

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

#60: Pixies-Monkey Gone To Heaven (Top 500 Modern Rock Songs Of All Time)

#60
(Top Modern Rock Songs Of All Time)
Song: "Gone To Heaven"
Artist: Pixies
Release Date: March, 1989
From The Album: Doolittle (1989)


Quick Take: "If man is five...then the Devil is six...and if the devil is six...then God is seven!" It is hard to argue with this bit of numerological logic, from one of the Pixies' best-known songs, "Monkey Gone to Heaven." The song is as good as any in illustrating what the Pixies did best: a skewered pop arrangement with agitated surf and punk-influenced guitar textures, dramatic dynamics, girl group backing vocals, and a lyric that is at once humorous, surreal, and a little spooky. Black Francis (later known as Frank Black) intones in a conversational voice, as if telling matter-of-fact stories warning of ecological disaster: "Now, there's a hole in the sky/And the ground's not cold and if the ground's not cold/Then we're all going to burn, we'll all take turns/I'll get mine too." The monkey is us. But the song's "message" is not heavy-handed or didactic; in fact, it starts off like a children's story or a myth: "There was a guy/An underwater guy who controlled the sea." As with most Pixies songs, Joey Santiago's aggressive guitars and Francis' screaming vocals and enigmatic lyrics are smoothed out a bit by the soothing, sultry backups from Kim Deal and the always impressive amount of pop hooks the band could pack into one song. While the dean of alt-rock producers, Steve Albini, did his best cut-and-paste job and accented the Pixies' edge to seemingly overcompensate such pop tendencies, Gil Norton recognized that these aspects were the strength of the group -- not just commercially, but musically as well. Norton -- with Steve Haigler -- mixed "Monkey Gone to Heaven" with a good amount of smooth compression, reverb, and delays to dull slightly the edges, while retaining the band's essential rawness. When the guitars drop out completely on the verses, exposing the skeletal rhythm section of Deal's bass and David Lovering's drums, interesting and decidedly non-punk sonic elements are also left, like cellos -- a big deal for a band launched from the relatively exposed-heat-pipes rock & roll confines of Boston's Fort Apache Studios. When the choruses explode into doubled hard rock guitar riffs, one can still detect a catchy piano line bubbling underneath in Norton's production. This use of dynamics, texturing, and feedback, as well as novel, idiosyncratic lyrics, had an unmeasurable impact on almost all modern bands that followed in the wake of the Pixies. The band was responsible for breaking down barriers at rock radio and reaching the Top Ten in the relatively new modern rock category. The group even scored a slot on Saturday Night Live performing "Monkey Gone to Heaven." Nirvana and Pavement are two obvious bands that seemed to take a great deal of their immediate inspiration from the Pixies, though the band's international influence could still be felt ten years after its breakup.
Courtesy: Bill Janovitz (allmusic.com)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

TUESDAY TOP TEN SERIES: Top Ten Soundgarden Songs


The TUESDAY TOP TEN SERIES features the artists 100 to 1 from our Top Artists of All Time tournament held here at station to station from March 2012-May 2013. Voters choose either 5 or 10 favorite songs from the artist featured every third Tuesday. Information on how to submit your lists is available on the side panel of the page. Here's #75, Soundgarden.

Artist #75: Soundgarden
Origin: Seattle, Washington
Years Active: 1984-1997, 2010-Present
Genres: Grunge, Heavy Metal, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock
Number Of LPs: 6 (Studio), 1 (Live), 4 (Compilations)
Number Of EPs: 7
Number Of Singles: 24

Highest Charting Studio LP in US:
Superunknown #1 (1994)

Highest Charting Songs (US):
(US: The Billboard Hot 100)
Black Hole Sun #24 (1994)

(US: Mainstream Rock) 
Black Hole Sun #1 (1994)
Burden In My Hand #1 (1996)
Blow Up The Outside World #1 (1996)
Live To Rise #1 (2012)
Been Away Too Long #1 (2012)
By Crooked Steps #1 (2012)

(US: Alternative)
Black Hole Sun #2 (1994)
Pretty Noose #2 (1996)
Burden In My Hand #2 (1996)

Highest Charting Songs (Canada)
Pour Some Sugar On Me #5 (1994)

Highest Charting Songs (U.K.)
Black Hole Sun #12 (1994)
 
Highest Charting Studio LP In U.K.:
Superunknown #4 (1994)

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Soundgarden's Top Ten Songs
1. Rusty Cage
From The Album Badmotorfinger (1991)
2. Fell On Black Days
From The Album Superunknown (1994)
3. Jesus Christ Pose
From The Album Badmotorfinger (1991)
4. Outshined
From The Album Badmotorfinger (1991)
5. Spoonman
From The Album Superunknown (1994)
6. Burden In My Hand
From The Album Down On The Upside (1996)
7. The Day I Tried To Live
From The Album Superunknown (1994)
8. 4th Of July
From The Album Superunknown (1994)
9. Black Hole Sun
From The Album Superunknown (1994)
10. Blow Up The Outside World
From The Album Down On The Upside (1996)



*Based On Individual Votes From Contributors*
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+11 (Last Out)
11. Slaves & Bulldozers
12. Pretty Noose
13. Ty Cobb
14. Hands All Over
15. Room A Thousand Years Wide 
16. My Wave
17. Big Dumb Sex
18. Limo Wreck
19. Fresh Tendrils
T20. Superunknown
T20. Head Down
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Individual Lists (44 Songs/19 Lists)
Dave B's 10:
1. Burden In My Hand
2. Outshined
3. Jesus Christ Pose
4. My Wave
5. Rusty Cage
6. Big Dumb Sex
7. Fell On Black Days
8. Searching With My Good Eye Closed
9. Black Hole Sun
10. Loud Love

Jon B's 10:
1. Burden In My Hand
2. Blow Up The Outside World
3. Fell On Black Days
4. Spoonman
5. Outshined
6. Jesus Christ Pose
7. Rusty Cage
8. Live To Rise
9. Pretty Noose
10. Black Hole Sun

Scott's 10:
1. Rusty Cage
2. Outshined
3. Ty Cobb
4. Hands All Over
5. Spoonman
6. Let Me Drown
7. Drawing Flies
8. Loud Love
9. The Day I Tried To Live
10. Burden In My Hand

JHO's 10
1. Spoonman 
2. Jesus Christ Pose
3. Superunknown
4. 4th Of July
5. Drawing Flies
6. Outshined
7. Mailman
8. Slaves & Bulldozers
9. Loud Love
10. Burden In My Hand

olwoodsy's 10:
1. Burden In My Hand
2. Room A Thousand Years Wide
3. Head Down
4. Jesus Christ Pose
5. Loud Love
6. The Day I Tried To Live
7. Pretty Noose
8. Big Dumb Sex
9. My Wave
10. Hands All Over

Jupiter's 10:
1. Fell On Black Days
2. Rusty Cage
3. The Day I Tried To Live
4. Jesus Christ Pose
5. 4th Of July
6. Superunknown
7. Blow Up The Outside World
8. Black Hole Sun
9. Pretty Noose
10. Outshined

Dbutler's 5:
1. Fell On Black Days
2. My Wave
3. Black Hole Sun
4. Pretty Noose
5. Spoonman

Multiverse's 10:
1. Fell On Black Days
2. Room A Thousand Years Wide
3. Outshined
4. Rusty Cage
5. Black Hole Sun
6. Pretty Noose
7. Jesus Christ Pose
8. Spoonman
9. 4th Of July
10. Slaves & Bulldozers

selwyn's 10:
1. Fresh Tendrils
2. Fell On Black Days
3. Rusty Cage
4. Ty Cobb
5. Slaves & Bulldozers
6. Hands All Over
7. Flower
8. Rhinosaur
9. 4th Of July
10. Like Suicide

jhansennueve's 10:
1. Beyond The Wheel
2. Zero Chance
3. 4th Of July
4. Mind Riot
5. Mailman
6. Head Down
7. Switch Opens
8. Boot Camp
9. Room A Thousand Years Wide
10. Jesus Christ Pose

Whiskeyclone's 10:
1. Rusty Cage
2. Burden In My Hand
3. Jesus Christ Pose
4. New Damage
5. The Day I Tried To Live
6. Hands All Over
7. Let Me Drown
8. Outshined
9. Blow Up The Outside World
10. Ty Cobb

RocknRoll1987's 10:
1. Rusty Cage
2. Spoonman
3. Outshined
4. 4th Of July
5. Big Dumb Sex
6. Blow Up The Outside World
7. Black Rain
8. Cold Bitch
9. Flower
10. Burden In My Hand

josettebay's 10:
1. Rusty Cage
2. Slaves & Bulldozers
3. Ty Cobb
4. The Day I Tried To Live
5. Big Dumb Sex
6. Burden In My Hand
7. Blow Up The Outside World
8. Room A Thousand Years Wide
9. Hands All Over
10. Smokestack Lightning

BtC's 10:
1. Fell On Black Days
2. 4th Of July
3. Like Suicide
4. Fresh Tendrils
5. The Day I Tried To Live
6. Jesus Christ Pose
7. Limo Wreck
8. Gun
9. Hands All Over
10. Let Me Drown

Cosmic Ocean's 10:
1. Fell On Black Days
2. Rusty Cage
3. Spoonman
4. Limo Wreck
5. The Day I Tried To Live
6. Black Hole Sun
7. Outshined
8. My Wave
9. By Crooked Steps
10. Eyelid's Mouth 

Harvestglen's 10:
1. Black Hole Sun
2. Fell On Black Days
3. Spoonman
4. Pretty Noose
5. The Day I Tried To Live
6. Blow Up The Outside World
7. Outshined
8. Jesus Christ Pose
9. My Wave
10. Like Suicide

oozabsti's 10:
1. Rusty Cage
2. Jesus Christ Pose
3. Searching With My Good Eye Closed
4. Spoonman
5. Oushined
6. Burden In My Hand
7. Slaves & Bulldozers
8. Mind Riot
9. Dusty
10. Hands All Over

RapidFire's 10:
1. Jesus Christ Pose
2. Fell On Black Days
3. Outshined
4. Spoonman
5. Black Hole Sun
6. Rusty Cage
7. Blow Up The Outside World
8. My Wave
9. Pretty Noose
10. Burden In My Hand

mexal's 10:
1. Burden In My Hand
2. Fell On Black Days
3. Slaves & Bulldozers
4. Holy Water
5. Limo Wreck
6. Rusty Cage
7. Boot Camp
8. Outshined
9. Jesus Christ Pose
10. Spoonman

#61: Red Hot Chili Peppers-Give It Away (Top 500 Modern Rock Songs Of All Time)

#61
(Top Modern Rock Songs Of All Time)
Song: "Give It Away"
Artist: Red Hot Chili Peppers
Release Date: September, 1991
From The Album: Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)



Quick Take: The first single off the Red Hot Chili Peppers' quadruple-platinum smash Blood Sugar Sex Magik, "Give It Away" didn't achieve the massive pop success of its follow-up, "Under the Bridge," barely peaking in the Top 75, but it did become one of the band's most instantly recognizable songs, thanks mostly to Anthony Kiedis' nonsensical raps, Flea's jumping, sliding, popping bass line, and Pete Weiss' jew's-harp boinging away in the background; plus, MTV jumped all over the visually distinctive video, which featured the scantily clad bandmembers cavorting in the desert wearing silver body paint. Kiedis' lyrics were a free-associative mixture of positive vibes, tributes to musical heroes, and free love, and their literal meaning was often as difficult to understand as Kiedis' nasal, staccato enunciation. But that distinctive vocal style helped make the most comprehensible lines even catchier and more memorable, greatly enhancing the song's appeal. John Frusciante's guitar should not be underappreciated either, his noisy, scratchy funk-rock work adding depth and texture to the powerhouse rhythm section of Flea and Chad Smith. Frusciante also adds the song's two most unpredictable change-ups: a sudden contrast to Kiedis' hyperactivity in the form of a languid solo pre-recorded and dubbed backwards over the rhythm track, and a hard-rocking riff which is not introduced until the song's outro and bears a more than suspicious resemblance to Black Sabbath's "Sweet Leaf." Funky and hard-rocking, horny and cheerfully loopy all at the same time, "Give It Away" stands as one of the Chili Peppers' best singles, and a landmark single in relation to popular acceptance of funk-metal.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Ultimate Album #17 (The Beatles-Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band)


After 98 votes have been counted, we've come to the results of our 17th album to be included in the Ultimate Albums tournament here on station to station. Here's how the rundown on voting and eligibility goes. The albums included on this ballot were taken from our Top Albums Of All Time Polls that have been on station to station over the past couple of years. They're still in progress but over half way through now. So I figured, let's get the ball rolling as those polls continue (every 3 weeks there's a new one). Next, I took the albums that did well in those polls (the top 11-17 albums each year...sounded like a fair number of albums) and seeded them according to Acclaimed Music's Top Albums.

The Final Tally For 12 Albums Are Added From:
1) The panel here on station to station (11 ballots)
2) Sodahead Poll (14 Votes Total)
3) Rate Your Music Forum Poll (73 Votes Total)
(the tallies are at the bottom of this post)

The current album poll is for ALBUM # on the side panel of the blog (Also on Rate Your Music Forum and Sodahead as well). Along with the year!

It's no surprise that Album #17 came down to a battle between heavy weight artists Beatles and Led Zeppelin. And while Physical Graffiti is a great double album, it may be argued by some to not be their finest. The same can't be said about Sgt. Pepper's as it is critically lauded and universally loved. It doubled Physical Graffiti's point total making it a distant second and both pretty much blew the rest of the field away (because whether we like it or not, not everyone likes Zeppelin or The Beatles or they found a better choice out of this dozen. Fair play). Some die hard Beatles fans tend to shun Sgt. Pepper's and choose other Beatles' albums as a hallmark achievement. 

I took to two old friends Scott and Jon (part of the most ferocious front lines to ever grace the Steubenville Hockey Association back in the 90s) on Twitter and talked Sgt. Pepper's. We all grew up with the Beatles so I decided to transcribe the conversation in 160 characters or less per response about our Album #17.

What we ended up with is a conversation we probably would've had in Follansbee circa 1993. Except you know it's from 2014 because of the abundance of hash-tags and grammar that us 40 somethings don;t give a shit about!

If you'd like to follow any of the three of us on Twitter for slapdash for no cash information. 

Our Twitter Handles are:
@jhoburgh
@sbriceland920
@jcboyd1026

Also along with bit parts:
@BillHicks74
@Chops_Top_Fives
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JHO: Alright. Let's talk Sgt. Pepper's. When or where is your first memory of hearing the album?

JB: I always had access to it and listened to it early on and often... Obsessed on it in 87 cd release #Fingerpuppets

SB: I didn't have it as a kid. Had Meet the Beatles & With the Beatles on LP listened to those constantly as a kid. I remember JB's dad used 2 have a room full of LP's. Used to play different us stuff for hours. Beatles, Everlys, etc

JB: I remember #Tommy and #HotAugustNight being staples in the vinyl room. @NeilDiamond @TheWho and #RodMckuen also

JHO: For me it was listening at a young age and staring at the front album cover trying to figure out who all the people were.

SB: I remember hearing it, but didnt have a religious experience over it. @ the time I liked #RedBeatles over #BlueBeatles

JHO: Would you still hold court and go Red over Blue for the compilations?

SB: That depends on the day. I play the Red for the kids, but they also know Let It Be, Yellow S & Hey Jude. Today it's probably #BlueBeatles. Ask me again tomorrow

JHO: We were probably all the same age discovering the album then the movie was out at same time? I was confused! I actually though the Gibbs were the new Beatles and Aerosmith was satan's music! #SgtPepperMovieMemory

JB: #MaxwellsSilverHammer #SgtPepperMovieMemory #NobodyPutsFramptonInACorner. Scott, Remember when you first figured out Ringo Was Billy Shears? #GameChanger #EnterZiggy




SB: I thought Peter Frampton was Billy Shears #BlueBeatles.

JB: Pretty sure it was #joeCocker #Onthirdthought

JHO: Let's put this to test. What two songs were you immediately drawn to when you first heard Sgt. Pepper's? 

JB: #LittleHelpfromFriends #DayInTheLife. really most of the album stood out. I bought in to the #Concept of it all! #LovelyRita #GoodMorning #GettingBetter

SB: #CantGetMuchWorse 

JHO: I'd say Good Morning and Getting Better when I was a kid. Farm noises and catchy choruses. Couldn't get no worse.

SB: plus Good Morning was in the Frodis Cape. #TheMonkees

JHO: Episode #58

SB: songs & Times? #ZorAndZam #TheMonkees

JHO: Zor and Zam tops 3 minutes. 3:16? Tim Buckley guest performance. Mickey D got #Buckleyesque. I will say this. My dad loved to push Harrison's Within You Without You on me. I was 6. I thought it was weird.


JB: Might be first song i thought of as deep. Man thats way out .. Scratch that / way in there #WithinYouWithoutYou




JHO: Who was more at the top of their songwriting game on Sgt. P's? Paul or John? Can't say equal here. I'd go PMac.

SB: The power structure started to changer at that time. Paul took the reigns and ran with them

JHO: Revolver, besides Got To Get You, still is a John album to me. Sgt is truly Paul's show. Rita, Fixin, 64, Better and the tender but aging so well She's Leaving Home all still sound Oh So Good. #MrFood




JB: Agreed PMac wins the day here

SB: Top 5 songs from Sgt Peppers? 5 Lovely Rita 4 When I'm 64 3 Getting Better 2 Day in the life 1 With lil Help


JB: 5 GettingBetter 4 ShesLeavingHome 3 LucyInTheSky 2 HelpFromFriends 1 DayInLife #SgtPeppers #top5Friday

Bill Hicks: I can't improve JB's list.

JHO: My 5 is close to JB. Switch 3 & 4 and #LockAndLoad

Chops: 5 ShesLeavingHome 4 SgtPeppersLHB 3 HelpFromFriends 2 LucyInTheSky 1 DayInTheLife #SgtPeppers

JHO: Final Prediction? How far does Sgt. Pepper's go in a group of 64? #UltimateAlbums. I've got Elite 8 to Final 4.

SB: yeah. Probably the same. it's not even in my Beatles Top 3. Revolver, Abby Road, Rubber Soul, Sgt Peppers, White Album.

JB: It wins or the results are tainted. #HeSaidTaint


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Final Tallies (98 Votes Total):
 The Beatles-Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) 45 points (45.9%)
Led Zeppelin-Physical Grafitti (1975) 22 points (22.4%)
Lucinda Williams-Car Wheels On A Gravel Road (1998) 7 points (7.1%)
The Knife-Silent Shout (2006) 7 Points (7.1%) 
Wilco-Summerteeth (1999) 5 points (5.1%)
The Mars Colta-De-Losed In The Comatorium (2003) 4 points (4.1%)
Roxy Music-Avalon (1982) 4 points (4.1%)
Modest Mouse-Good News For People Who Love Bad News (2004) 3 points (3.1%)  
John Mellencamp-Rain On The Scarewcrow (1985) 1 points (1.0%) 
Neko Case-The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight (2013) 0 points (0.0%)
Outkast-Stankonia (2000) 0 points (0.0%)
Smith Westerns-Dye It Blonde (2011) 0 points (0.0%)

Emailed Ballots from station to station Panel:
JHO: The Beatles-Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Vote on Sodahead)
Scott B: John Mellencamp-Rain On The Scarewcrow
Chops: Lucinda Williams-Car Wheels On A Gravel Road
Jon B: The Beatles-Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Bill: The Beatles-Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Charlie: Led Zeppelin-Physical Grafitti
Brian: Led Zeppelin-Physical Grafitti
Doug: Metallica-The Beatles-Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
JPOP: The Beatles-Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Troy: The Mars Volta-De-Loused In The Comatorium
Dave: Lucinda Williams-Car Wheels On A Gravel Road
Led Zeppelin-Physical Grafitti 7 votes
 The Beatles-Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 6 votes
The Knife-Silent Shout 1 votes

The Beatles-Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 34 votes
Led Zeppelin-Physical Grafitti 13 votes
The Knife-Silent Shout 6 votes
Lucinda Williams-Car Wheels On A Gravel Road 5 votes  
Wilco-Summerteeth 5 votes
Roxy Music-Avalon 4 votes
The Mars Volta-De-Loused In The Comatorium 3 votes
Modest Mouse-Good News For People Who Love Bad News 3 votes

#62: Nirvana-In Bloom (Top 500 Modern Rock Songs Of All Time)

#62
(Top Modern Rock Songs Of All Time)
Song: "In Bloom"
Artist: Nirvana
Release Date: Novemeber, 1992
From The Album: Nevermind (1991)



Quick Take: Kurt Cobain was raised in the decaying blue-collar town of Aberdeen, WA, where like nearly all his peers, he was raised on a musical diet of stale arena rock like Led Zeppelin, Queen, Aerosmith, and Kiss. Cobain decided he loved punk rock before he even had a chance to hear what it sounded like, but it's not always easy to live down one's musical heritage, and like many of his brethren in the Pacific Northwest rock scene, his devotion to Black Flag was often at war with his youthful loyalty to Black Sabbath. The result was a heavy rock undercurrent to Nirvana's music that from the start gave the band a headbanger following they didn't really want, who dug the drop-tuned riffage but didn't understand the band's more arcane musical and lyrical concerns. "In Bloom" was a cryptic attack on Nirvana's more clueless fans, embodied in a working-class Joe who "likes all our pretty songs/And he likes to sing along/And he likes to shoot his gun/But he don't know what it means." Oddly enough, "In Bloom"'s music owed more to standard-issue heavy rock than anything else on the album Nevermind; with its mid-tempo power chords and staggered tom-tom fills, it would have sounded perfectly natural blasting out of the tape deck in a rusted-out Camaro if not for Cobain's noisy, fractured guitar solo. While Cobain had a problem with a big chunk of his audience in early 1991, it was nothing compared to what things would be like a year later, when Nevermind went platinum, Cobain was being profiled in Rip and Circus, and Guns 'N Roses was asking Nirvana to open for them.
Courtesy: Mark Deming (allmusic.com)

Friday, October 17, 2014

Top Songs Of The 90s (Division 8)



Welcome to our eighth division of the Top Songs Of The 90s where a panel narrows down the Top Songs until we get to the #1 song of the decade. Ballots were sent out to the station to station panel and I got 16 back. 6 Points were given to #1, 5 points to #2, etc. and 3.5 points were given to lists that were in NO ORDER. Below are the results!

This division was packed with 7 power hitters all scoring at least on 7 ballots with 29+ points. Heart-Shaped Box and Alive both tied for the division lead and both are #1 and #2 on the overall leader board at the halfway point. Ray Of Light by Madonna had just enough of an edge to beat out tracks from Urge Overkill, Goo Goo Dolls & A Tribe Called Quest. We also had a record of 16 of 17 ballots back which helped push their point totals up! Thanks for the extra participation this week panel!!!

You can follow along each Friday as another 9 songs catapult to the semi final stage. There will be 16 opening rounds, 12 semifinal rounds and then a tourney of head to head 64 songs in March-April. If you're interested in picking 6 songs a week, contact me! Thanks again!

And finally as promised, The link to the Top Songs Of The 90s OVERALL LEADER BOARD as well after 8 rounds. Have a wonderful weekend!!!
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THE TOP 9 (DIVISION 8)
(# Points And Votes)
1. Heart-Shaped Box (Nirvana) 49.5 (13)
T1. Alive (Pearl Jam) 49.5 (13)
3.Remedy (The Black Crowes) 38.5 (11)
4. Give It Away (Red Hot Chili Peppers) 37.5 (10)
5. Sabotage (Beastie Boys) 37 (10)
6. Paranoid Android (Radiohead) 32.5 (6)
7. Here's Where The Story Ends (The Sundays) 29 (7)
8. Peaches (Presidents Of The United States Of America) 12.5 (4)
9. Ray Of Light (Madonna) 8.5 (3)


Full Top 9 Playlist via YouTube:
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Songs that missed the cut  (#Points and Votes)
Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon (Urge Overkill) 7.5 (3)
Name (Goo Goo Dolls) 7.5 (3)
Can I Kick It? (A Tribe Called Quest) 7.5 (2)
Sexuality (Billy Bragg) 5 (2)
911 Is A Joke (Public Enemy) 4 (2)
Midnight In A Perfect World (DJ Shadow) 3 (1)
Isobel (Bjork) 2 (1)
Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad? (Moby) 2 (1)
Yes (McAlmont And Butler) 1 (1)
Wannabee (Spice Girls) 1 (1)
Metal Mickey (Suede) 1 (1)
Are You That Somebody? (Aaliyah) (1) (1)

90s songs that got NO LOVE on Division 8 ballot:
Country House (Blur)
Hey Boy Hey Girl (The Chemical Brothers)
If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next (Manic Street Preachers)
Only Love Can Break Your Heart (Saint Etienne)
Safe From Harm (Massive Attack)
Sing It Back (Moloko)
World In Motion (New Order)
You're Still The One (Shania Twain)
14 Zero Zero (Console)

Individual Ballots:
Ballot 1
NO ORDER
Alive (Pearl Jam)
Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon (Urge Overkill)
Give It Away (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Name (Goo Goo Dolls)
Remedy (The Black Crowes)
Peaches (Presidents Of The United States Of America)

Ballot 2
NO ORDER
Alive (Pearl Jam)
Give It Away (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Heart-Shaped Box (Nirvana)
Ray Of Light (Madonna)
Remedy (The Black Crowes)
Sabotage (The Beastie Boys)

Ballot 3
1. Paranoid Android (Radiohead)
2. Heart-Shaped Box (Nirvana)
3. Here's Where The Story Ends (The Sundays)
4. Sexuality (Billy Bragg)
5. Sabotage (The Beastie Boys)
6. Yes (McAlmont And Butler)

Ballot 4
1. Remedy (The Black Crowes)
2. Alive (Pearl Jam)
3. Can I Kick It? (A Tribe Called Quest)
4. Heart-Shaped Box (Nirvana)
5. Here's Where The Story Ends (The Sundays)
6. Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon (Urge Overkill)

Ballot 5
1. Paranoid Android (Radiohead)
2. Here's Where The Story Ends (The Sundays)
3. Heart-Shaped Box (Nirvana)
4. Midnight In A Perfect World (DJ Shadow)
5. Isobel (Bjork)
6. Remedy (The Black Crowes)

Ballot 6
NO ORDER
Alive (Pearl Jam)
Can I Kick It? (A Tribe Called Quest)
Give It Away (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Paranoid Android (Radiohead)
Remedy (The Black Crowes)
Sabotage (The Beastie Boys)

Ballot 7
1. Paranoid Android (Radiohead)
2. Heart-Shaped Box (Nirvana)
3. Alive (Pearl Jam)
4. Give It Away (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
5. Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad? (Moby)
6. Remedy (The Black Crowes)

Ballot 8
1. Give It Away (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
2. Heart-Shaped Box (Nirvana)
3. Here's Where The Story Ends (The Sundays)
4. Alive (Pearl Jam)
5. Sexuality (Billy Bragg)
6. Wannabee (Spice Girls)

Ballot 9
1. Alive (Pearl Jam)
2. Paranoid Android (Radiohead)
3. Give It Away (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
4. Heart-Shaped Box (Nirvana)
5. Remedy (The Black Crowes)
6. Sabotage (The Beastie Boys)

Ballot 10
1. Alive (Pearl Jam)
2. Here's Where The Story Ends (The Sundays)
3. Ray Of Light (Madonna)
4. Heart-Shaped Box (Nirvana)
5. Sabotage (Beastie Boys)
6. Metal Mickey (Suede)

Ballot 11
1. Sabotage (Beastie Boys)
2. Heart-Shaped Box (Nirvana)
3. Here's Where The Story Ends (The Sundays)
4. Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon (Urge Overkill)
5. Name (Goo Goo Dolls)
6. Ray Of Light (Madonna)

Ballot 12
1. Paranoid Android (Radiohead)
2. Remedy (The Black Crowes)
3. Give It Away (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
4. Heart-Shaped Box (Nirvana)
5. Name (Goo Goo Dolls)
6. Alive (Pearl Jam)

Ballot 13
1. Sabotage (Beastie Boys)
2. Here's Where The Story Ends (The Sundays)
3. Give It Away (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
4. Heart-Shaped Box (Nirvana)
5. 911 Is A Joke (Public Enemy)
6. Alive (Pearl Jam)

Ballot 14
1. Sabotage (Beastie Boys)
2. Alive (Pearl Jam)
3. Heart-Shaped Box (Nirvana)
4. Remedy (The Black Crowes)
5. 911 Is A Joke (Public Enemy)
6. Peaches (President Of The United States Of America)

Ballot 15
1. Alive (Pearl Jam)
2. Peaches (Presidents Of The United States Of America)
3. Remedy (The Black Crowes)
4. Heart-Shaped Box (Nirvana)
5. Give It Away (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
6. Sabotage (Beastie Boys)

Ballot 16
1. Sabotage (Beastie Boys)
2. Remedy (The Black Crowes)
3. Give It Away (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
4. Peaches (Presidents Of The United States Of America)
5. Alive (Pearl Jam)
6. Are You That Somebody? (Aaliyah)