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11 O'Clock Tick Tock 0 0%
A Celebration 0 0%
Party Girl 4 19.05%
Love Comes Tumbling 0 0%
The Three Sunrises 0 0%
Luminous Times(Hold On To Love) 0 0%
Walk To The Water 2 9.52%
Spanish Eyes 0 0%
Silver And Gold 1 4.76%
Sweetest Thing 1 4.76%
Hallelujah(Here She Comes) 1 4.76%
She's A Mystery To Me 0 0%
Alex Descends Into Hell For A Bottle Of Milk/Korova I 4 19.05%
Lady With The Spinning Head 0 0%
Salome 1 4.76%
Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me 0 0%
Holy Joe 1 4.76%
North And South Of The River 1 4.76%
Two Shots Of Happy, One Shot Of Sad 1 4.76%
The Ground Beneath Her Feet 0 0%
Stateless 0 0%
Summer Rain 1 4.76%
Electrical Storm 0 0%
Fast Cars 2 9.52%
Mercy 0 0%
Invisible 1 4.76%
The Crystal Ballroom 0 0%
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Old 12-30-2016, 02:57 PM   #1
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Best Non-Album Track Survivor - Final Pool - Round 4

The results of Round 3:

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

Eliminated:

#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

A Room At The Heartbreak Hotel 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
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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Walk to the Water.

Weakest of the JT B-sides. Doesn't do anything for me
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Huzzah, Heartbreak Hotel has finally met its demise.

...now I have to figure out what the hell to vote for next.
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Invisible and Crystal Ballroom deserve votes here pretty soon. Pretty average songs compared to many of these highlights.
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Fast Cars needs to go.
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Hallelujah bye bye
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Hallelujah Here She Comes is a dumb song . . . on my future target list
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Hallelujah Here She Comes is a dumb song . . . on my future target list
Party Girl is much, much dumber.
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Seriously. Party Girl is lucky it became such a live moment, because otherwise it would be derided as one of the band's dumbest ideas.
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Very true Axver
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Seriously. Party Girl is lucky it became such a live moment, because otherwise it would be derided as one of the band's dumbest ideas.
Hard to disagree with this

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Invisible and Crystal Ballroom deserve votes here pretty soon. Pretty average songs compared to many of these highlights.
Already debated Invisible with Cobbler in the last thread, but my feelings about Crystal Ballroom are much stronger. I fucking love it. I think it is, with the exception of the never-officially-released Mercy, the best non-album track they've done since the MDH tracks. Huge sing-along chorus, that great middle-8 with the ascending oh-oh-oh-OH-oh-oo-oh-oo-oh-oo-oh, and that extended guitar solo that concludes the track. So good.
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I've got to be honest, I find the lyrical concept of The Crystal Ballroom strange. Who the fuck writes that?
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Invisible, for me, is a good enough song. It just doesn't ring true. There's no real connection between lyrics and music, the band sounds like it's on autopilot and the production feels shallow. Like a lot of post Pop U2.
It is catchy, but it's no classic in my opinion.

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I've got to be honest, I find the lyrical concept of The Crystal Ballroom strange. Who the fuck writes that?
What do you mean? It's basically about him wishing his dead mother could see what became of him, his success, etc.
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What do you mean? It's basically about him wishing his dead mother could see what became of him, his success, etc.
Huh? It's about his parents meeting and courting each other. He straight-up describes their first kiss as his conception.

It's one of the better 2000s/10s U2 songs, granted, but it's definitely a bit odd thematically.
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Huh? It's about his parents meeting and courting each other. He straight-up describes their first kiss as his conception.

It's one of the better 2000s/10s U2 songs, granted, but it's definitely a bit odd thematically.
It's both. From the horse's mouth:

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“I need to tell you something really weird about this song,” Bono told the Irish Times. “It’s called The Crystal Ballroom, which used to be the name of McGonagles in South Anne Street [now knocked down]. A whole generation of Dubliners would go to the Crystal Ballroom for dances, and many couples first met there. My mother and father used to dance together in the Crystal Ballroom, so that song I just sang you, which hasn’t been released yet, is me imagining I’m on the stage of McGonagles with this new band I’m in called U2 – and we did play a lot of our important early gigs there. And I look out into the audience and I see my mother and father dancing romantically together to U2 on the stage.”
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“I have just realised that my mother died 40 years ago yesterday, and here we are today playing our new album about Dublin, which is about my family and what happened to me as a teenager.

“My mother died when she was at her father’s funeral. She had a cerebral aneurysm. I was only 14. And in this song I am singing, “Everyone is here tonight, everyone but you.” And it’s me wanting to see my mother dance again in the Crystal Ballroom and for her to see what happened to her son.”
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Touché, but my point stands.
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Alex got my vote. It hurt to do it, but I suspect that's par for the course for the rest of this survivor.
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In the end I found myself tossing between Sweetest Thing and Two Shots. The single version of Sweetest Thing has too much of a generic pop sheen for my liking, and the original is a bit rough around the edges. Two Shots may have some good lyrics and be well composed but it's simply not my style at all. So Two Shots it is.

Going to be gutted if Alex Descends Into Hell is ousted. Wonderful track.
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