Saturday, July 6, 2013

Top Songs Of The 80s (Opening Round 2 Of 24)


The second round of the Top Songs Of The 80s is complete! Points were given on 20 ballots for the order the songs were turned back in. 6 points for the 1st place, 5 points for 2nd place and so on and so on. NO ORDER ballots were given 3.5 points a piece.

Queen and David Bowie had a strong first showing with their collaboration of "Under Pressure". It received 4 First Place Votes and is currently #1 on the semifinals list bringing in 56.5 points on 13 votes. Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer" was the only other song to appear on that many ballots as it place second place this week. Multiple first place votes were also given to The Smiths, Run-D.M.C. and Depeche Mode. And the last song out, Express Yourself, missed the cut by just 7 points, even though it got one first place vote from yours truly.

The songs that move on will move to a semifinal round of 192 songs (12 rounds) in which the panel will narrow the songs down to a March Madness style group of 64 (head to head). Thanks for voting this week and a shout to BC in Nashville for counting these up again. Round 3 ballots are being prepped for distribution. Thanks to all who voted!

Who'll be crowned The Top Song Of The 80s? Stay tuned each week to find out! Here's The Page with songs moving n to the semifinals: Top Songs Of The 80s (Opening Rounds 1-24)

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TOP 8
(20 Ballots)
(Songs Moving To Semifinals, Points and # Of Votes)
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1. Under Pressure (Queen & David Bowie) 56.5 (13)
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2. Sledgehammer (Peter Gabriel)  49 (13)
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3. It's Tricky (Run-D.M.C.) 44.5 (12)
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4. Tom Sawyer (Rush) 36.5 (10)
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5. I Love Rock 'n Roll (Joan Jett and The Blackhearts) 33.5 (11)
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6. Pink Houses (John Cougar Mellencamp) 31.5 (10)
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7. People Are People (Depeche Mode) 27.5 (7)
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8. This Charming Man (The Smiths) 27 (6)
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Missed The Cut:
9. Express Yourself (N.W.A.) 20 (5)
10. He Stopped Loving Her Today (George Jones)  18.5 (5)
11. Bette Davis Eyes (Kim Carnes)  18 (8)
12. My Perogative (Bobby Brown) 10.5 (5)
13. Private Idaho (The B-52's) 10.5 (3)
14. The Show (Doug E. Fresh) 7.5 (2)
15. Freak Scene (Dinosaur Jr.) 7 (4)
16. Geno (Dexy's Midnight Runners) 7 (2)
17. You Trip Me Up (The Jesus & Mary Chain) 6.5 (2)
18. Suburbia (Pet Shop Boys) 5 (1)
19. Your Love Is King (Sade) 3.5 (1)

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No Votes:
P.S.K. (What Does It Mean?) (Scholly D)
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First Place Votes:
Under Pressure (Queen & David Bowie) (4)
This Charming Man (The Smiths) (3)
It's Tricky (Run-D.M.C.) (2)
People Are People (Depeche Mode) (2) 
Express Yourself (N.W.A.) (1)
Geno (Dexy's Midnight Runners) (1)
He Stopped Loving Her Today (George Jones)  (1)
Pink Houses (John Cougar Mellencamp) (1)
Sledgehammer (Peter Gabriel) (1)
Tom Sawyer (Rush) (1) 
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Ballot 1
1. Sledgehammer (Peter Gabriel)
2. Suburbia (Pet Shop Boys)
3. People Are People (Depeche Mode)
4. Bette Davis Eyes (Kim Carnes)
5. My Prerogative (Bobby Brown)
6. Pink Houses (John Cougar Mellencamp)

Ballot 2
NO ORDER
Bette Davis Eyes (Kim Carnes)
He Stopped Loving Her Today (George Jones)
I Love Rock 'n Roll (Joan Jett and The Blackhearts)
My Prerogative (Bobby Brown)
Pink Houses (John Cougar Mellencamp)
Tom Sawyer (Rush)

Ballot 3
1. This Charming Man (The Smiths)
2. Private Idaho (The B-52's)
3. It's Tricky (Run-D.M.C.)
4. Tom Sawyer (Rush)
5. Under Pressure (Queen & David Bowie)
6. Freak Scene (Dinosaur Jr.)

Ballot 4
1. Tom Sawyer (Rush)
2. Sledgehammer (Peter Gabriel)
3. Under Pressure (Queen & David Bowie)
4. It's Tricky (Run-D.M.C.)
5. I Love Rock 'n Roll (Joan Jett and The Blackhearts)
6. This Charming Man (The Smiths)

Ballot 5
1. He Stopped Loving Her Today (George Jones)
2. Tom Sawyer (Rush)
3. Under Pressure (Queen & David Bowie)
4. It's Tricky (Run-D.M.C.)
5. Pink Houses (John Cougar Mellencamp)
6. I Love Rock 'n Roll (Joan Jett and The Blackhearts)

Ballot 6

1. This Charming Man (The Smiths)
2. Sledgehammer (Peter Gabriel)
3. Pink Houses (John Cougar Mellencamp)
4. It's Tricky (Run-D.M.C.)
5. Private Idaho (The B-52's)
6. Bette Davis Eyes (Kim Carnes)

Ballot 7

1. Under Pressure (Queen & David Bowie)
2. It's Tricky (Run-D.M.C.)
3. Sledgehammer (Peter Gabriel)
4. I Love Rock 'n Roll (Joan Jett and The Blackhearts)
5. Pink Houses (John Cougar Mellencamp)
6. Express Yourself (N.W.A.)

Ballot 8
1. Under Pressure (Queen & David Bowie)
2. Sledgehammer (Peter Gabriel)
3. Pink Houses (John Cougar Mellencamp)
4. Tom Sawyer (Rush)
5. I Love Rock 'n Roll (Joan Jett and The Blackhearts)
6. Bette Davis Eyes (Kim Carnes)

Ballot 9
1. Express Yourself (N.W.A.)
2. Under Pressure (Queen & David Bowie)
3. Freak Scene (Dinosaur Jr.)
4. I Love Rock 'n Roll (Joan Jett and The Blackhearts)
5. It's Tricky (Run-D.M.C.)
6. Geno (Dexy's Midnight Runners)

Ballot 10
1. It's Tricky (Run-D.M.C.)
2. Pink Houses (John Cougar Mellencamp)
3. This Charming Man (The Smiths)
4. Under Pressure (Queen & David Bowie)
5. Tom Sawyer (Rush)
6. My Prerogative (Bobby Brown)

Ballot 11
1. Pink Houses (John Cougar Mellencamp)
2. Under Pressure (Queen & David Bowie)
3. Sledgehammer (Peter Gabriel)
4. I Love Rock 'n Roll (Joan Jett and The Blackhearts)
5. Tom Sawyer (Rush)
6. People Are People (Depeche Mode)

Ballot 12
1.  People Are People (Depeche Mode)
2.  Express Yourself (N.W.A.)
3.  Sledgehammer (Peter Gabriel)
4.  I Love Rock 'n Roll (Joan Jett and The Blackhearts)
5.  My Prerogative (Bobby Brown)
6.  Under Pressure (Queen & David Bowie)

Ballot 13
1. Geno (Dexy's Midnight Runners)
2. I Love Rock 'n Roll (Joan Jett and The Blackhearts)
3. This Charming Man (The Smiths)
4. Sledgehammer (Peter Gabriel)
5. People Are People (Depeche Mode)
6. Freak Scene (Dinosaur Jr.)

Ballot 14
1. Under Pressure (Queen & David Bowie)
2. Express Yourself (N.W.A.)
3. He Stopped Loving Her Today (George Jones)
4. Pink Houses (John Cougar Mellencamp)
5. Bette Davis Eyes (Kim Carnes)
6. It's Tricky (Run-D.M.C.)

Ballot 15
NO ORDER
Under Pressure (Queen & David Bowie)
It's Tricky (Run-D.M.C.)
Tom Sawyer (Rush)
Bette Davis Eyes (Kim Carnes)
Sledgehammer (Peter Gabriel)
People Are People (Depeche Mode)

Ballot 16
1. This Charming Man (The Smiths)
2. People Are People (Depeche Mode)
3. It's Tricky (Run-D.M.C.)
4. You Trip Me Up (The Jesus & Mary Chain)
5. Sledgehammer (Peter Gabriel)
6. Freak Scene (Dinosaur Jr.)

Ballot 17
NO ORDER
Private Idaho (The B-52's)
Sledgehammer (Peter Gabriel)
The Show (Doug E. Fresh)
Tom Sawyer (Rush)
You Trip Me Up (The Jesus & Mary Chain)
Your Love Is King (Sade)

Ballot 18
1. It's Tricky (Run-D.M.C.)
2. I Love Rock 'n Roll (Joan Jett and The Blackhearts)
3. The Show (Doug E. Fresh)
4. Express Yourself (N.W.A.)
5. Bette Davis Eyes (Kim Carnes)
6. He Stopped Loving Her Today (George Jones)

Ballot 19
1. People Are People (Depeche Mode)
2. Under Pressure (Queen & David Bowie)
3. He Stopped Loving Her Today (George Jones)
4. Sledgehammer (Peter Gabriel)
5. My Prerogative (Bobby Brown)
6. Pink Houses (John Cougar Mellencamp)

Ballot 20
1. Under Pressure (Queen & David Bowie)
2. Tom Sawyer (Rush)
3. It's Tricky (Run-D.M.C.)
4. I Love Rock 'n Roll (Joan Jett and The Blackhearts)
5. Bette Davis Eyes (Kim Carnes)
6. Sledgehammer (Peter Gabriel)

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