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Out Of Control (single version)/Stories For Boys (single version)/Boy-Girl 1 1.28%
New Year’s Day/Treasure (Whatever Happened To Pete The Chop?)/I Threw A Brick (live)/A Day Without Me (live)/Fire (live)/Two Hearts Beat As One (US Remix) 0 0%
Sunday Bloody Sunday/Endless Deep/New Year’s Day (US Remix)/THBAO 7” Edit/THBAO (US remix) 0 0%
Pride/Boomerang I/Boomerang II/4th Of July (long)/11 O’clock Tick Tock (long)/Touch 4 5.13%
The Unforgettable Fire/The Three Sunrises/Love Comes Tumbling/Bass Trap/Sixty Seconds In Kingdom Come/A Sort Of Homecoming (live)/MLK 14 17.95%
With Or Without You/Luminous Times/Walk To The Water 0 0%
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For/Spanish Eyes/Deep In The Heart 0 0%
Where The Streets Have No Name/Silver And Gold/The Sweetest Thing (original version)/Race Against Time 0 0%
Desire/Hallelujah (Here She Comes)/Desire (Hollywood Remix) 17 21.79%
All I Want Is You (single edit and album version)/Unchained Melody/Everlasting Love 1 1.28%
The Fly/Alex Descends Into Hell For A Bottle Of Milk-Korova 1/The Lounge Fly Mix 0 0%
One/Lady With The Spinning Head/Satellite Of Love/Night And Day (Steel String Remix) 0 0%
Even Better Than The Real Thing/Salome/Where Did It All Go Wrong?/Lady With The Spinning Head (Extended Dance Remix)/Numerous EBTTRT remixes 2 2.56%
Stay (Faraway, So Close!)/I've Got You Under My Skin/Slow Dancing (without Willie Nelson)/Lemon (Bad Yard Club Edit)/Lemon (The Perfecto Mix)/Bullet The Blue Sky (live)/Love Is Blindness (live) 0 0%
Staring At The Sun/North And South Of The River/Your Blue Room/Numerous SATS Remixes 1 1.28%
[Popheart EP] Please (live)/Where The Streets Have No Name (live)/With Or Without You (live)/Staring At The Sun (live) 4 5.13%
If God Will Send His Angels (single version)/Slow Dancing (featuring Willie Nelson)/Two Shots Of Happy, One Shot Of Sad/Sunday Bloody Sunday (live)/Mofo (Romin Remix) 1 1.28%
Beautiful Day/Summer Rain/Always/Discotheque (live)/If You Wear That Velvet Dress (live)/Last Night On Earth (live) 7 8.97%
Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own/Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own (live)/Fast Cars (Jacknife Lee Mix)/Ave Maria (Jacknife Lee Mix)/Vertigo (Redanka Power Mix)/Vertigo (Trent Reznor Mix) 26 33.33%
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Old 03-16-2005, 08:53 PM   #1
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***Survivor: Wash away the bad single (Singles Finals Rd 11)

Despite an absurd rush of voting on The Unforgettable Fire, the best single in the competition, the final loser was thankfully ...

ELECTRICAL STORM

Non-winners list
Finals
28. Electrical Storm
27. Vertigo AND Walk On
26. I Will Follow
25. 11 O'clock Tick Tock
24. Stuck In A Moment
23. Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
22. Two Hearts Beat As One
21. The Sweetest Thing
20. A Celebration
19. Gloria

90s/00s Singles
18. Please
17. Elevation
16. Discotheque
15. Last Night On Earth
14. Miss Sarajevo
13. All Because Of You
12. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
11. Numb
10. Lemon
9. Mofo AND Mysterious Ways

Eighties Singles
8. Fire
7. Angel Of Harlem
6. One Tree Hill
5. A Day Without Me
4. In God's Country
3. Another Day
2. 40
1. When Love Comes To Town

Full results for the previous round
Electrical Storm - 17 votes
The Unforgettable Fire - 13 errors
Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own - 10 votes
Desire - 6
Beautiful Day - 4
If God Will Send His Angels - 3
Popheart - 3
Pride - 3
Staring At The Sun - 3
All I Want Is You - 1
Out Of Control - 1
Stay - 1
The remainder received zero votes.

Total votes = 65

Finals: U2 Singles Survivor - Round Eleven

is now open. Please vote by clicking in the circle next to the single you like the LEAST on the electronic poll above. Thank you.

Please be aware that you are voting on the WHOLE single release, not the individual a-side. In the same way that album survivor involved whole albums with their full complement of tracks competing against each other, singles survivor will involve whole singles with their full complement of tracks competing against each other.

This is a TWO day timed electronic poll.

Instructions:

Voting

Each round please vote off the single you like the least. The single with the most amount of votes is the the least popular for this round. Voting is anonymous. It's not compulsory to state your preference in the thread.

Next round all the singles are listed again, minus the single that receives the most amount of votes this round. And again please vote for your least favourite single from the selection.

And on we go for many rounds until there's only two singles left. In the last round you vote for your favourite out of the two. The last single standing is the most popular (or the least unpopular depending on how you look at it).

Tie Breaker

In the event of a tie, both or all tied singles will be instantly eliminated from the competition.

Have fun!
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Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own/Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own (live)/Fast Cars (Jacknife Lee Mix)/Ave Maria (Jacknife Lee Mix)/Vertigo (Redanka Power Mix)/Vertigo (Trent Reznor Mix)
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Keep those votes for SYCMIOYO coming!
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Repeat after me: I will never vote off The Unforgettable Fire.
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Ian McCulloch the U2 fan:
"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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Sometimes leads the way at the moment!
One can only hope it stays that way!

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Meh, whilst this is a fun little excercise. It's not exactly designed to find the best single, its merely going to come up with the least objectionable single.

There is no question that 11 OClock tick tock has more die hard supporters than Even Better (which still remains on 0 votes at this point), but no one has lead the rush on yet.

People basically nominate a particular single to go after (we generally have 2-3 each vote, generally early 80's vs 2000's) and they just take each other out. 11 OClock was the whipping boy for a while, and now its UF... the writings on the wall, it lasted Vertigo, ES... might get passed Sometimes... but id say itll get pipped off reasonably soon. The nature of the comp has been once you get 5+ votes and pop up on the radar you will be killed off eventually.

That IMO explains why certain singles get a flood of votes, people merely attempt to pick off singles which they for some reason or another object to. It happened to 11 O'Clock, Stuck and itll happen to UF, SYCMIOYO and itll certinally happen to PopHeart.

This for some reason reminded me of Jon Stewarts metaphor for the US Electoral system:

You are going to see what is the favourite Ice Cream flavour at your school. You divide the 550 students at your school into 50 random allotments. For each group you allot points based on the amount of students in each group. Then ask each individual to vote for their favourite ice cream. Explain to them that their vote does not necceserially mean that they are voting for that particular ice cream, rather that the ice cream with the highest amount of votes in their random allotment will get their group's points, while the others will get nothing. The ice cream with the highest amount of group points wins.

But as I said... this is a damn fun exercise... I will hold my vote at this point.
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Those are some good points..........we really are truly finding "the least objectionable singles" rather than the favorite ones......."11 O'Clock" would easily make it into an overall top ten list for us, but there's enough haters to kick it out a bit earlier.........we're really going to end up with the one single that the majority thought wasn't deserving of getting booted earlier, rather than the single that truly is the favorite here......


But yeah, vote for "Sometimes", everyone.
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Desire. I hope I won't have to vote for it as long as I voted for Vertigo...
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