Friday, March 23, 2012

Top Artists Of All Time: Division 2-70's Pop/Pop-Rock

For the second round of 32, the panel tackles 70's Pop/Pop Rock. It came down to a battle between dueling piano players as Elton John and Billy Joel fought for the top spot. Elton got one more point overall to take the #1 spot. He also received 13 of 14 votes (highest amount of votes received so far) although Dylan still has the lead in points overall from Division 1. Two Beatles Solo outings (Paul and John) move on while George just missed the boat and Rod Stewart (hopefully, early 70's Rod) moved into the final spot.

14 of 20 ballots (70%) were handed in. The four who missed the first week, all voted the second week so everyone has at least cast one vote in two rounds.

Below we have The Top 8 artists from the 70's Pop/Pop-Rock Division (with total points and votes received) the artists who just missed or had votes cast, and the ballots randomly placed at the bottom. Thanks again for the votes!
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Division 2: 70's Pop/Pop-Rock (14 Ballots)
Top 8 (Points and Total Votes)
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1. Elton John 47. 5 (13)
Key Albums: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Honkey Chateau, Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy
5 Essential Tracks: Your Song, Rocket Man, Candle In The Wind, Tiny Dancer, I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues

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2. Billy Joel 46. 5 (11)
Key Albums: The Stranger, 52nd Street, Turnstiles
5 Essential Tracks: Piano Man, Movin' Out (Anthony's Song), Scenes Form An Italian Restaurant, New York State Of Mind, Big Shot

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3. Paul McCartney/Wings  31 (7)
Key Albums: Band On The Run, Ram, Tug Of War
5 Essential Tracks: Band On The Run, Live And Let Die, Jet, Maybe I'm Amazed, Coming Up

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4. John Lennon 26 (6)
Key Albums: Plastic Ono Band, Imagine, Mind Games
5 Essential Tracks: Instant Karma, Imagine, Mother, (Just Like) Starting Over, Mind Games

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5. Bob Seger 23.5 (8)
Key Albums: Night Moves, Stranger In Town
5 Essential Tracks: Night Moves, Turn The Page, Hollywood Nights, Against The Wind, Ramblin' Gamblin' Man

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6. Bee Gees 19 (5)
Key Albums: Odessa, Main Course
5 Essential Tracks: To Love Somebody, Stayin' Alive, Jive Talkin', Night Fever, I Started A Joke

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7. Paul Simon 18 (6)
Key Albums: There Goes Rhymin' Simon, Graceland, Paul Simon
5 Essential Tracks: 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover, Kodachrome, Mother and Child Reunion, Graceland, Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes

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8. Rod Stewart 12 (3)
Key Albums: Every Picture Tells A Story, Never A Dull Moment, Gasoline Alley
5 Essential Tracks: Maggie May, You Wear It Well, Reason To Believe, Tonight's The Night, Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?


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Missed The Cut: (Total points and number of votes cast)
George Harrison 11 (2), Randy Newman 6 (2), Jackson Browne 6 (1), John Denver 5.5 (2), KC & The Sunshine Band 4.5 (2), ABBA 4 (2), The Doobie Brothers 4 (1), Boz Scaggs 4 (1), John Fogerty 3.5 (1), James Taylor 3 (3), Olivia Newton-John 3 (2), Big Star 3 (1), Barry Manilow 3 (1), Bachman Turner Overdrive 2 (2), Diana Ross 1 (1)

No Votes:
10cc, Badfinger, Carly Simon, Carole King, Donna Summer, Grand Funk Railroad, Jim Croce, The Carpenters, Three Dog Night

Ballots:
1- 1. Paul McCartney/Wings 2. Elton John 3. Paul Simon 4. Billy Joel 5. Bob Seger 6. John Lennon
2- 1. Bee Gees 2. Billy Joel 3. Paul McCartney/Wings 4. Elton John 5. John Denver 6. Paul Simon
3- (No Order) Billy Joel, Bob Seger, Elton John, John Denver, John Fogerty, KC and the Sunshine Band
4- 1. George Harrison 2. Paul Simon 3. John Lennon 4. Elton John 5. Paul McCartney/Wings 6. Bob Seger
5- 1. John Lennon 2. George Harrison 3. Elton John 4. Big Star 5. Bob Seger 6. Paul Simon
6- 1. Paul McCartney/Wings 2. Rod Stewart 3. Bee Gees 4. Elton John 5. Billy Joel 6. ABBA
7- 1. Billy Joel 2. Bob Seger 3. The Doobie Brothers 4. Elton John 5. Rod Stewart 6. Bachman-Turner Overdrive
8- 1. Paul McCartney/Wings 2. Billy Joel 3. John Lennon 4. Paul Simon 5. Elton John 6. Olivia Newton-John
9- 1. John Lennon 2. Paul McCartney 3. Elton John 4. Billy Joel 5. KC and the Sunshine Band 6. Bob Seger
10- 1. Billy Joel 2. John Lennon 3. Elton John 4. Barry Manilow 5. Bee Gees 6. James Taylor
11- 1. Billy Joel 2. Bob Seger 3. Boz Scaggs 4. Randy Newman 5. Elton John 6. Bachman-Turner Overdrive
12- 1. Jackson Browne 2. Rod Stewart 3. Bob Seger 4. Randy Newman 5. Bee Gees 6. Diana Ross
13- (5 Votes) 1. Elton John 2. Paul Simon 3. Billy Joel 4. Olivia Newton-John 5. James Taylor
14- 1. Elton John 2. Bee Gees 3. Billy Joel 4. ABBA 5. Paul McCartney/Wings 6. James Taylor

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