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View Poll Results: Please select your FAVOURITE song(s)
Gloria 43 82.69%
I Fall Down 14 26.92%
I Threw a Brick Through a Window 15 28.85%
Rejoice 17 32.69%
Fire 14 26.92%
Tomorrow 35 67.31%
October 35 67.31%
With a Shout (Jerusalem) 7 13.46%
Stranger in a Strange Land 7 13.46%
Scarlet 11 21.15%
Is That All? 5 9.62%
J. Swallow 3 5.77%
A Celebration 24 46.15%
Party Girl 16 30.77%
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:40 AM   #1
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Best Song Survivor v2: October era

Please vote for your FAVOURITE song(s).
The top FIVE songs from this era proceed to the Early 1980s Quarter Final.

Welcome to the October era round in Best Song Survivor v2! The object of this game is to find Interference's favourite U2 songs. Each album will be featured in a single round with the non-album tracks from its era. The amount of finalists from each era is based on seeding from the latest U2 Album Survivor. These rounds will last 48 hours and will be multiple choice polls where you vote for your favourite tracks (within reason). A suggestion is to vote for the amount of tracks that will proceed to the next round, although this is not a hard and fast rule. Remember that there is a tradeoff: if you vote for more songs, the power of each of your votes is dampened, but if you vote for fewer songs, you get to spread your influence less far.

Only original U2 songs with official studio releases will compete. However, you are free to vote on the basis of live versions, alternate versions, remixes, etc., as in the normal version of Survivor. Basically whatever you think best represents the song in your mind.

In the Boy era round, five songs easily qualified for the finals, but there was a close tussle for the sixth position. Notably, one non-album track stormed into the finals. The results were:

(bold = qualified for finals)
1. An Cat Dubh/Into the Heart - 44 votes
2. The Electric Co. - 43
=3. 11 O'clock Tick Tock - 40
=3. I Will Follow - 40
5. Out of Control - 39
6. A Day Without Me - 17

=7. Another Time, Another Place - 16
=7. Twilight - 16
=9. Shadows and Tall Trees - 12
=9. Stories for Boys - 12
11. The Ocean - 10
12. Street Mission - 4
13. Another Day - 3
=14. Boy/Girl - 2
=14. Saturday Night - 2
=14. Things to Make and Do - 2
=14. Touch - 2
=18. Speed of Life - 0
=18. The Fool - 0
(Total votes: 55)
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Stunned nobody voted for The Fool last round. It's such a great track. I nearly threw a vote at it.

This round, my top four is clear: Gloria, Rejoice, A Celebration, Tomorrow. I'm only going to vote for five tracks, so it's tough to choose which will be fifth out of Brick, Fire, and Scarlet. Might wait a bit and see how the vote pans out...

I Fall Down deserves precisely zero votes.
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...I voted for I Fall Down, it's probably my favorite song off October...but that's not saying much.
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I Fall Down deserves precisely zero votes.
It's in the lead!
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I newly discovered how awesome With a Shout is. You all should do the same so it can proceed to the finals
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I newly discovered how awesome With a Shout is. You all should do the same so it can proceed to the finals
The alternative live version on the October remaster has turned me into a huge fan of With A Shout.

A Celebration, Gloria, Scarlet and Tomorrow are my favourites here.

October is a beautiful and much under rated album.
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Gloria
I Threw A Brick Through A Window
Tomorrow
October
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Gloria
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Tomorrow
October
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Went with Fire for my fifth vote. I've never entirely understood why it's so unpopular here. Hope Brick and Scarlet continue to do well, but I'm surprised they threaten to overtake Rejoice right now. That's always seemed to be a bit of a fan favourite here, sometimes really challenging October and Tomorrow in regular Survivor. I reckon it's the second best song on the album, behind Gloria.

Also, when I saw that Is That All? had only one vote, I was quite surprised to discover it was not inte!
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Gloria, Fire, A Celebration.


Really don't give a damn about anything else on here.
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Gloria, I Fall Down, October, A Celebration. And that was a stretch.
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Pretty easy this one: Tomorrow, October, Gloria and Rejoice.
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Gloria
I Fall Down
I Threw a Brick Through a Window
Rejoice
Tomorrow
October

Almost a straight vote for the album's first 6, but have to kick Fire out of there first. That's the one that deserves no votes.

I like the album a lot. I see a big leap in song writing maturity from Boy to October.

I get why most people prefer Boy to October overall, but I don't get why many do not come back round to appreciating it more after getting to know it better.
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wow, not a lot of love for Stranger In A Strange Land


I voted for:
Gloria
October
Tomorrow
Fire
Stranger In A Strange Land
J. Swallow

I figured I'd be one of the only guys throwing a vote to Johnny Swallow. We'll see if anyone joins me. I'm a little surprised Fire isn't doing better. It's a good song.
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Tomorrow, Gloria, Scarlet, Stranger In A Strange Land
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