View Full Version : Great Music - Round 1: 1995-1999 (Group 2 of 16)

04-07-2016, 05:25 AM
During the first round of The Great Music Tournament, please vote for up to five tracks you would like to move onto the next round. The top five tracks will be moving on. Keep in mind that the percentage of the vote a given track receives will determine its standing going forward.

IMPORTANT! Please do not simply vote on name recognition (or lack thereof) alone. Please do listen to each nomination and then make your choice. Even if you think you know a track well, it's still worth giving it a listen for a refresher.

The poll will run for seven days. Discussion is greatly encouraged!

The nominees are (please let me know if any video doesn't play for you):








04-07-2016, 05:51 PM
I thank this contest, it's creator and participants for introducing me to The Atomic Fireballs.

I am sad to see the Sting song has more votes thus far, though.

04-08-2016, 09:34 AM
I thank this contest, it's creator and participants for introducing me to The Atomic Fireballs.

I guess that would be me :)

That is by far one of my favorite songs ever. I love the throwback genre. Plus an homage to David Bowie--what's not to like?

(Well, I just checked the votes--I guess the attraction for rocking swing music is severely limited in this contest)

But just check the YouTube for other great Atomic Fireballs songs: Mata Hari; Pango Pango; Caviar & Chitlins; Calypso King; Swing, Sweet Pussycat; etc. for more great rockin' tunes.

04-10-2016, 03:49 PM
Everlong is low key one of the most romantic songs ever.

It was conceived from a place of yearning and suffering. Such an amazing song, and Grohl is a fantastic lyricist.

04-13-2016, 05:52 AM
With about 24 hours to go Sting and Blur are tied for fifth.

04-14-2016, 05:38 AM
The poll has closed and the following tracks are moving on to the next round:

Foo Fighters - Everlong (1997) 61.90%
Fugees - Killing Me Softly (1996) 57.14%
Lou Bega - Mambo No. 5 (1998) 52.38%
Britney Spears - ...Baby One More Time (1998) 38.10%
Sting - Desert Rose (1999) 33.33%

And the following are eliminated:

Blur - Song 2 (1997) 28.57%
The Atomic Fireballs - Man With the Hex (1999) 14.29%