Friday, November 8, 2013

Top Songs Of The 80s (Opening Round 20 Of 24)


20 down and just 4 more rounds to go til we have our semi finals field of 192 songs in place for The Top Songs Of The 80s tournament. Points were given on ballots to a panel of music lovers and 15 of them turned the ballots 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.

Our first 1st place tie happened in Round 20 with the tiebreaker going to Where The Streets Have No Name who was on one more ballot than Fight The Power. Neither song had a huge point total but could both be sleepers in the semi final round depending on seeding. This is U2's 3rd Round win by the way. Other mainstays like Madonna, Bruce and the Pixies also got another song to move on. Metallica recorded their second Top 8 with Battery and the Furs got Pretty In Pink to be their first Top 8 song to move ahead. Bowie had a real late surge on the last 3 ballots to move past TMBG's Ana Ng to take the 8th spot. Ana Ng goes home empty handed.

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.

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

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Top 8
(17 Ballots)
(Total Number Of Points And Votes)
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 1. Where The Streets Have No Name (U2) 42 (10) 
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2. Fight The Power (Public Enemy) 42 (9)
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3. Papa Don't Preach (Madonna) 31 (10)  
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4. Brilliant Disguise (Bruce Springsteen) 29.5 (8)
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5. Monkey Gone To Heaven (Pixies) 26.5 (8)
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6. Battery (Metallica) 26 (7) 
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7. Pretty In Pink (The Psychedelic Furs) 26 (7)
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8. Ashes To Ashes (David Bowie) 22.5 (7) 
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Missed The Cut (Total Points and Votes):
9. Ana Ng (They Might Be Giants) 18 (5)
10. She Bangs The Drum (The Stone Roses) 16 (5)
11. When You Were Mine (Prince) 14.5 (6)
12. True Faith (New Order) 11 (4)
13. Let's Go To Bed (The Cure) 10 (5)
14. Peter Piper (Run-D.M.C.) 9.5 (3)
15. Suedehead (Morrissey) 8 (2)
16. Passionate Kisses (Lucinda Williams) 6.5 (2)
17. Top Billin' (Audio Two) 3 (1)

No Votes:
Big Decision (That Petrol Emotion), Ring The Alarm (Tenor Sax), Smalltown Boy (Bronski Beat)

First Place Votes:
Fight The Power (Public Enemy) (3), Where The Streets Have No Name (U2) (3), Ana Ng (They Might Be Giants) (2), Ashes To Ashes (David Bowie) (1), Pretty In Pink (The Psychedelic Furs) (1), Battery (Metallica) (1), Monkey Gone To Heaven (Pixies) (1),  Papa Don't Preach (Madonna) (1), When You Were Mine (Prince) (1)

Ballot 1
1. Ana Ng (They Might Be Giants)
2. Brilliant Disguise (Bruce Springsteen)
3. Monkey Gone To Heaven (Pixies)
4. Suedehead (Morrissey)
5. Pretty In Pink (The Psychedelic Furs)
6. Papa Don't Preach (Madonna)

Ballot 2
1. Pretty In Pink (The Psychedelic Furs)
2. Fight The Power (Public Enemy)
3. Where The Streets Have No Name (U2)
4. Let's Go To Bed (The Cure)
5. Monkey Gone To Heaven (Pixies)
6. Papa Don't Preach (Madonna)

Ballot 3
1. Battery (Metallica)
2. Brilliant Disguise (Bruce Springsteen)
3. Ashes To Ashes (David Bowie)
4. Passionate Kisses (Lucinda Williams)
5. Monkey Gone To Heaven (Pixies)
6. When You Were Mine (Prince)

Ballot 4 (3 points for #1)
1. Ana Ng (They Might Be Giants)
2. Let's Go To Bed (The Cure)
3. When You Were Mine (Prince)

Ballot 5
1. Papa Don't Preach (Madonna)
2. Pretty In Pink (The Psychedelic Furs)
3. True Faith (New Order)
4. Let's Go To Bed (The Cure)
5. She Bangs The Drum (The Stone Roses)
6. Brilliant Disguise (Bruce Springsteen)

Ballot 6
NO ORDER
Brilliant Disguise (Bruce Springsteen)
Papa Don't Preach (Madonna)
Passionate Kisses (Lucinda Williams)
When You Were Mine (Prince)
Where The Streets Have No Name (U2)
She Bangs The Drum (The Stone Roses)

Ballot 7
1. Where The Streets Have No Name (U2)
2. Suedehead (Morrissey)
3. Brilliant Disguise (Bruce Springsteen)
4. Ana Ng (They Might Be Giants)
5. When You Were Mine (Prince)
6. True Faith (New Order)

Ballot 8
1. Fight The Power (Public Enemy)
2. Monkey Gone To Heaven (Pixies)
3. Pretty In Pink (The Psychedelic Furs)
4. She Bangs The Drum (The Stone Roses)
5. Ana Ng (They Might Be Giants)
6. Ashes To Ashes (David Bowie)

Ballot 9
1. Monkey Gone To Heaven (Pixies)
2. Battery (Metallica)
3. She Bands The Drum (The Stone Roses)
4. Papa Don't Preach (Madonna)
5. Pretty In Pink (The Psychedelic Furs)
6. Ashes To Ashes (David Bowie)

Ballot 10
NO ORDER
Battery (Metallica)
Fight The Power (Public Enemy)
Papa Don't Preach (Madonna)
Pretty In Pink (The Psychedelic Furs)
Monkey Gone To Heaven (Pixies)
She Bangs The Drum (The Stone Roses)

Ballot 11
1. Fight The Power (Public Enemy)
2. Where The Streets Have No Name (U2)
3. True Faith (New Order)
4. Brilliant Disguise (Bruce Springsteen)
5. Papa Don't Preach (Madonna)
6. Battery (Metallica)

Ballot 12
NO ORDER
Ashes To Ashes (David Bowie)
Battery (Metallica)
Fight The Power (Public Enemy)
Peter Piper (Run-D.M.C.)
Pretty In Pink (The Psychedelic Furs)
Where The Streets Have No Name (U2)

Ballot 13
1. Where The Streets Have No Name (U2)
2. Brilliant Disguise (Bruce Springsteen)
3. Fight The Power (Public Enemy)
4. Papa Don't Preach (Madonna)
5. Battery (Metallica)
6. Let's Go To Bed (The Cure)

Ballot 14
1. Where The Streets Have No Name (U2)
2. Papa Don't Preach (Madonna)
3. Fight The Power (Public Enemy)
4. Brilliant Disguise (Bruce Springsteen)
5. True Faith (New Order)
6. Let's Go To Bed (The Cure)

Ballot 15
1. Fight The Power (Public Enemy)
2. Peter Piper (Run-D.M.C.)
3. Where The Streets Have No Name (U2)
4. Top Billin' (Audio Two)
5. Ashes To Ashes (David Bowie)
6. Monkey Gone To Heaven (Pixies)

Ballot 16
1. Ashes To Ashes (David Bowie)
2. Battery (Metallica)
3. Ana Ng (They Might Be Giants)
4. Monkey Gone To Heaven (Pixies)
5. Where The Streets Have No Name (U2)
6. When You Were Mine (Prince)

Ballot 17
1. When You Were Mine (Prince)
2. Ashes To Ashes (David Bowie)
3. Fight The Power (Public Enemy)
4. Papa Don't Preach (Madonna)
5. Where The Streets Have No Name (U2)
6. Peter Piper (Run-D.M.C.)

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