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View Poll Results: Please select your FAVOURITE song(s)
Sunday Bloody Sunday 36 76.60%
Seconds 16 34.04%
New Year's Day 43 91.49%
Like a Song... 23 48.94%
Drowning Man 29 61.70%
The Refugee 5 10.64%
Two Hearts Beat As One 20 42.55%
Red Light 2 4.26%
Surrender 16 34.04%
40 16 34.04%
Treasure (Whatever Happened to Pete the Chop?) 8 17.02%
Endless Deep 3 6.38%
Angels Too Tied to the Ground 3 6.38%
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:26 AM   #1
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Best Song Survivor v2: War 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 War 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.

Like the Boy round before it, the October round had a close fight for its last qualifying spot for the finals. The top four positions, however, were determined in a pretty decisive manner. The results were:

(bold = qualified for finals)
1. Gloria - 43 votes
=2. October - 35
=2. Tomorrow - 35
4. A Celebration - 24
5. Rejoice - 17

6. Party Girl - 16
7. I Threw a Brick Through a Window - 15
=8. Fire - 14
=8. I Fall Down - 14
10. Scarlet - 11
=11. Stranger in a Strange Land - 7
=11. With a Shout - 7
13. Is That All? - 6
14. J. Swallow - 3
(Total votes: 52)
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:30 AM   #2
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Thank fuck Rejoice made it through ahead of Party Girl. That was a close call. Party Girl's a fun bit of fluff live, but by god it's terrible in studio.

For this round, New Year's Day and Treasure are top fifteen U2 songs of mine. Fucking amazing tracks. Like a Song is right up there too.
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"Who buys U2 records anyway? It's just music for plumbers and bricklayers. Bono, what a slob. You'd think with all that climbing about he does, he'd look real fit and that. But he's real fat, y'know. Reminds me of a soddin' mountain goat."
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SBS
NYD
Like A Song...
Drowning Man
40
Angels Too Tied To The Ground


If only War didn't have Red Light and Surrender, it'd be one of my favourite albums.
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Stoked to see Celebration go through - would have liked a couple more votes for Brick Through Window.

This round not as fun as the previous round, the songs just aren't as good.
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Sunday Bloody Sunday, New Years Day, Like A Song, Drowning Man and Two Hearts.
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:29 AM   #7
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Bemused that two songs as good as Seconds and Surrender don't have a vote yet but Red Light does.

Though that Red Light vote is from friggin' Cobbler, so it doesn't really count.
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SBS, Seconds, NYD, Two Hearts, 40
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In order not to dilute my vote too much - which is hard from an album I really like the majority of - I sacrificed Seconds for Surrender.

And Like A Song is the best song on the whole damn planet.
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Just NYD and Drowning Man for me. Two masterpieces.
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Seconds
New Year's Day
40
Treasure (Whatever Happened to Pete the Chop?)


My least favorite U2 album here. However New Years Day is stellar, and I love 40. Seconds and Treasure are great. I stopped there, but Drowning Man, 2 Hearts, and SBS are good too. Even though it's my least favorite U2 album I still like it and can appreciate every song here in some way.
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Wow, I find the shocking lack of respect for War on this board to be truly offensive. It's easily one of U2's top 5 albums, and it's the one that really made them big. You people call yourselves U2 fans?

I have no clue how I can limit myself to just voting for 5 or 6 songs here. I might have to vote for 9 or 10, but I know that would dilute my vote.
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Seconds
NYD
The Refugee
Treasure
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Okay, narrowed my final choices down to 7.

New Year's Day
Sunday Bloody Sunday
2 Hearts
The Refugee
Like A Song
Surrender
Treasure


Looking at the current votes, I really hope Two Hearts Beat As One makes it through.
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War was the first U2 album I bought I'm thinking in late '83 or 84. It was a very different album for my record collection because I was really into classic rock at the time. This record got me into other groups such as The Alarm and Simple Minds.

My fave songs:
SBS
Seconds
NYD
Two Hearts
Surrender--I love the line "If I wanna live I've got to die to myself someday."

Love this record!
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