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11 O'Clock Tick Tock 0 0%
Love Comes Tumbling 0 0%
The Three Sunrises 4 16.00%
Luminous Times(Hold On To Love) 4 16.00%
Spanish Eyes 7 28.00%
Lady With The Spinning Head 1 4.00%
Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me 1 4.00%
The Ground Beneath Her Feet 0 0%
Mercy 8 32.00%
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Old 01-17-2017, 04:16 PM   #1
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Best Non-Album Track Survivor - Final Pool - Round 20

The results of Round 19:

Advancing:

11 O'Clock Tick Tock - 0
Standalone Single A-Side
1979


Love Comes Tumbling - 1
The Unforgettable Fire B-Side / Also featured on Wide Awake In America EP
1985


The Three Sunrises - 2
The Unforgettable Fire B-Side / Also featured on Wide Awake In America EP
1985


Luminous Times(Hold On To Love) - 4
With Or Without You B-Side
1987


Spanish Eyes - 0
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For B-Side
1987


Lady With The Spinning Head - 0
Even Better Than The Real Thing B-Side / One B-Side
1992


Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me - 1
Single A-Side from Batman Forever Soundtrack
1995


The Ground Beneath Her Feet - 0
Promotional/Radio Single from Million Dollar Hotel Soundtrack
2000


Mercy - 8
Unreleased outtake from How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb sessions / released in altered form on Wide Awake In Europe EP
2003-4 / 2010


Eliminated:

#10 - Electrical Storm - 10
#11 - Stateless - 7
#12 - The Crystal Ballroom - 9
#13 - Silver And Gold - 10
#14 - Walk To The Water - 8
#15 - Holy Joe - 9
#16 - A Celebration - 7
#17 - Sweetest Thing - 5
#18 - Salome - 7
#19 - Invisible - 6
#21 - Summer Rain - 4
#21 - She's A Mystery To Me - 4
#22 - Two Shots Of Happy, One Shot Of Sad - 13
#23 - North And South Of The River - 7
#24 - Hallelujah(Here She Comes) - 5
#25 - Fast Cars - 4
#27 - Alex Descends Into Hell For A Bottle Of Milk/Korova I - 4
#27 - Party Girl - 4
#28 - A Room At The Heartbreak Hotel - 5
#29 - Disappearing Act - 4
#30 - Bass Trap - 5

Levitate - 8 / 9(tiebreaker)
Are You Gonna Wait Forever - 7
Window In The Skies - 7
Where Did It All Go Wrong - 6
Down All The Days - 6
Slow Dancing - 6
Always - 6
Smile - 6
Native Son - 6
Soon - 6
Oh Berlin - 5
I'm Not Your Baby - 4
Blow Your House Down - 3
Heaven And Hell - 1
Near The Island - 0

Endless Deep - 9 / 2(tiebreaker)
Treasure(Whatever Happened To Pete The Chop) - 9 / 6(tiebreaker)
Boomerang II - 9 / 2(tiebreaker)

Boomerang I - 8
Deep In The Heart - 8
Another Day - 5
Touch - 4
The Fool - 4
The Dream Is Over - 3
Lost On A Silent Planet - 3
Boy-Girl - 3
Things To Make And Do - 3
Street Mission - 3
Pete The Chop - 2
Cartoon World - 2

Winter - 11 / 9(tiebreaker)

The Hands That Built America - 9
Xanax And Wine - 9
Ordinary Love - 9
Lucifer's Hands - 9
Big Girls Are Best - 7
Love You Like Mad - 7
Flower Child - 6
Return Of The Stingray Guitar - 6
North Star - 3
We Love You - 2
Glastonbury - 1

Viva Davidoff - 8

Wild Irish Rose - 10
Sixty Seconds - 9
Yoshino Blossom - 9
Wave Of Sorrow - 8
Race Against Time - 6
Desert Of Our Love - 5
Womanfish - 5
Rise Up - 4
Drunk Chicken - 2
Beautiful Ghost - 1

Angels Too Tied To The Ground - 7 / 4(tiebreaker)

Saturday Night - 5
J.Swallo - 5
Be There - 5
False Prophet - 4
Speed Of Life - 3
Alone In The Light - 2
Father Is An Elephant - 2
Inside Out - 1
Carry Me Home - 1
Jack In The Box - 0

Electrical Storm has been eliminated.

Instructions: Simple. This is a traditional survivor. You will vote for your LEAST FAVORITE track!

The poll will be open for 24 hours.

Here is a list of tracks in this poll, all linked to YT for your reference.

11 O'Clock Tick Tock
Love Comes Tumbling
The Three Sunrises
Luminous Times
Spanish Eyes
Lady With The Spinning Head / UV1
Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me
The Ground Beneath Her Feet
Mercy
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I'm not sure where to go now that Electrical Storm is gone. Maybe Three Sunrises, maybe Mercy, maybe Spanish Eyes. Will have to do some listening.

Also, despite that I felt it was time for Electrical Storm to go, I do like it. Just not as much as what's left. I'm also probably alone in thinking the 360 live version was one of the best versions.
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What a comeback! My faith has (temporarily) been restored!

Everything left is pretty damned solid. My instinct here is Love Comes Tumbling.
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Mercy. Because the production is terrible.
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Spanish Eyes

Has a few weak moments that remind me why it is a B-side. (One of the best b-sides)

Mercy is an oasis in a period of bland tracks. Stays for now.
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What a comeback! My faith has (temporarily) been restored!

Everything left is pretty damned solid. My instinct here is Love Comes Tumbling.
Your instinct is wrong. Save Mercy by voting Spanish Eyes.
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What a comeback! My faith has (temporarily) been restored!

Everything left is pretty damned solid. My instinct here is Love Comes Tumbling.
This is where we part. LCT might be my choice to win the whole thing. It's a tough field that's left, but I love LCT a lot.
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Mercy. Because the production is terrible.
I don't understand criticizing the production on a track that was never really finished from a production standpoint(i.e. mastering) even if was more or less finished from songwriting and performance standpoints. Plus we still don't know 100% the genesis of how it leaked out, for all we know it's like a dub or something and that's why it sounds the way it does.

One of several reasons so many of us wish they would finally master this track and release it officially.
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Yeah, that complaint is ridiculous. Like complaining about the image quality of the Zapruder film.
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I can't stand listening to songs with terrible production. I don't care if they're finished or not. The band never released the version that was widely circulated. It just sounds bad. It's compressed like crazy so the music itself has no volumic dynamic. At all. But not in a pop music sense. More like in a "we want this ballad to be loud, let's compress it to hell!" sorta way. Belongs on HTDAAB perfectly in that regard.

If the band ever were to put it out not compressed to all hell, I might enjoy it. But given it is the weakest era of U2 and suffers from one of the things of the era that makes the era bad, I reserve my right to dislike it for that reason. In present company, I'd vote any track from 2001-2007. Including albums.
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If you people kick out Spanish Eyes, one of the two best songs here, while Mercy sticks around, you're all completely bonkers.
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Mercy. What the hell is it still doing here?

(Electrical Storm should have been eliminated this round)
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Mercy. What the hell is it still doing here?

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Ok, I finally logged in on a PC as opposed to the app, so I can finally throw my hat in the ring. I enjoy everything left on the board so I just gave a refresher listen to all. I actually enjoy Mercy but no way in hell it's better than Spanish Eyes.

See ya, Mercy!
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