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View Poll Results: Vote for your LEAST FAVORITE track!
11 O'Clock Tick Tock 0 0%
A Celebration 0 0%
Party Girl 3 16.67%
Love Comes Tumbling 0 0%
The Three Sunrises 0 0%
Luminous Times(Hold On To Love) 0 0%
Walk To The Water 2 11.11%
Spanish Eyes 0 0%
Silver And Gold 1 5.56%
Sweetest Thing 0 0%
Hallelujah(Here She Comes) 0 0%
A Room At The Heartbreak Hotel 5 27.78%
She's A Mystery To Me 1 5.56%
Alex Descends Into Hell For A Bottle Of Milk/Korova I 2 11.11%
Lady With The Spinning Head 0 0%
Salome 0 0%
Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me 0 0%
Holy Joe 0 0%
North And South Of The River 0 0%
Two Shots Of Happy, One Shot Of Sad 0 0%
The Ground Beneath Her Feet 0 0%
Stateless 0 0%
Summer Rain 1 5.56%
Electrical Storm 0 0%
Fast Cars 2 11.11%
Mercy 0 0%
Invisible 1 5.56%
The Crystal Ballroom 0 0%
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Old 12-29-2016, 02:47 PM   #1
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Best Non-Album Track Survivor - Final Pool - Round 3

The results of Round 2:

Advancing:
11 O'Clock Tick Tock - 0
A Celebration - 0
Party Girl - 2
Love Comes Tumbling - 1
The Three Sunrises - 0
Luminous Times(Hold On To Love) - 0
Walk To The Water - 2
Spanish Eyes - 0
Silver And Gold - 1
Sweetest Thing - 1
Hallelujah(Here She Comes) - 0
A Room At The Heartbreak Hotel - 3
She's A Mystery To Me - 0
Alex Descends Into Hell For A Bottle Of Milk/Korova I - 0
Lady With The Spinning Head - 0
Salome - 1
Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me - 0
Holy Joe - 0
North And South Of The River - 1
Two Shots Of Happy, One Shot Of Sad - 0
The Ground Beneath Her Feet - 0
Stateless - 0
Summer Rain - 0
Electrical Storm - 0
Fast Cars - 1
Mercy - 0
Invisible - 1
The Crystal Ballroom - 1

Eliminated:

#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

Disappearing Act 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
A Celebration
Party Girl
Love Comes Tumbling
The Three Sunrises
Luminous Times
Walk To The Water
Spanish Eyes
Silver And Gold
Sweetest Thing / The Single Mix
Hallelujah Here She Comes
A Room At The Heartbreak Hotel
She's A Mystery To Me(Point Depot) / Snippet of never-released studio version
Alex Descends Into Hell For A Bottle Of Milk/Korova 1
Lady With The Spinning Head / UV1
Salome / Zooromancer mix
Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me
Holy Joe(Garage Mix) / Guilty Mix
North And South Of The River / Omagh Tribute
Two Shots Of Happy, One Shot Of Sad
The Ground Beneath Her Feet
Stateless
Summer Rain
Electrical Storm / William Orbit Mix / Early BBC/Radio One Version
Fast Cars
Mercy
Invisible
The Crystal Ballroom / 12" Mix
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Also, just a reminder, since it came up in the previous round:

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It is important to note that you will be encouraged to consider each song on its merits as a song and not on any particular version or recording of it. This means you can vote for Party Girl or 11 O'Clock Tick Tock based on a live version and not steer away from it because the studio version might be sub-par to you, for example, or that you can vote for Lady With The Spinning Head regardless of which version you prefer, or that you can vote Sweetest Thing regardless of whether you prefer the single version or the original version. That kind of thing.
These survivors are as much about songwriting as they are anything else. So I don't anyone dismissing a song they otherwise like because a particular recording isn't to their liking.
So, in short, you vote based on whatever your favorite version of each track is.
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Eliminated:

#29 - Disappearing Act - 4
#30 - Bass Trap - 5


Again, Fast Cars until it's gone. Don't care if I'm the only one.
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I know it was a huge hit in Australia, but voting for 'Walk to the Water' again
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How the fuck can a track as beautiful as that be your least favourite here?!
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Ehhhh . . . it has a couple nice moments but seems disjointed in songcraft. North And South of the River isn't that great but has better structure. Same with Hallelujah.

I feel like the post-vote discussion is like sports talk radio (here in the US) on a Monday morning after NFL. Lots of arguing but hilarious
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Just glad Disappearing Act's finally out. should have gone a long, long time ago. Really surprised love comes tumbling even got a vote this early on??

Fast Cars til it's gone, then the voting gets difficult!
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Shame Heartbreak Hotel didn't get ousted as well. Hopefully this time. I'm mystified by the voting for Party Girl and Fast Cars while the likes of Heartbreak Hotel, Sweetest Thing, and Two Shots remain.
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Heartbreak Hotel cause I'm pissed off that Disappearing Act was ousted before it.
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Disappearing Act, if finished and released in 1984, would have become a classic. A stadium standard. A radio staple.
Love Comes Tumbling... bleh. 😉

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Love Comes Tumbling is the best song here.
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Love Comes Tumbling is the best song here.
Can someone definitively explain this to me? For me, the meoldy goes nowhere, the bass if naff, the guitar is forgettable, the whole song is just uninspiring.
I mean we're all U2 fans. U2, the masters of atmosphere, melody, originality.
Love Comes Tumbling feels like an unsigned pub band who are unlikely to go anywhere.
Or is that really just me?

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It's just you. LCT is an enormously popular song on this board and has gone far in similar competitions in the past. Not sure I've encountered anyone on here that doesn't like it.

Why? Its evocative lyrics, potent atmosphere, lovely guitar parts straight out of Edge's finest era, out of this world Bono vocal (lead and layered background vocals), the bass line in the chorus, I could go on. It encapsulates everything I love about TUF era U2.

If there was a pub where Love Comes Tumbling was played every night, I would never leave.
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Evocative lyrics I'll give you. Not that there are many lyrics but yeah, I like the lyrics.
The rest of what you say, wow I really don't see it.
Except the pub bit. I'd probably stay at that pub too.

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Love Comes Tumbling is the best song here.
What a weird typo, writing "Love Comes Tumbling" when you meant to say "11 O'clock Tick Tock".

But I do agree with all your praise of LCT. What a stunning song, and it's mystifying that it did not make the album.

And I will credit kiwilad on Disappearing Act. I like it instrumentally. But vocally and lyrically it's late-2000s drivel.
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