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    Default Great Music - Tournament Finals: Round 2 (Matchup 5 of 13)

    For this finals poll, please choose one track to move on to the next round.

    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):

    Tom Petty - Free Fallin' (1989)


    Nat King Cole - Unforgettable (1952)

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    HOW WE GOT HERE


    Tom Petty - Free Fallin' (1989)


    Nominated by Iwritecode on January 8, 2016.
    Seconded by pablo on January 8, 2016.

    In Round 1 it placed 1st in Group 9 (April 4-11, 2016):
    • Tom Petty - Free Fallin' (1989) 86.67%
    • Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants to Rule the World (1985) 73.33%
    • Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer (1986) 66.67%
    • Roxette - It Must Have Been Love (1987) 60.00%
    • INXS - Need You Tonight (1987) 53.33%
    • Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry, Be Happy (1988) 33.33%
    • Nirvana - About a Girl (1989) 33.33%

    In Round 2 it placed 1st in Group 3 (May 20-27, 2016):
    • Tom Petty - Free Fallin' (1989) 93.75%
    • Metallica - Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (1986) 50.00%
    • Phil Collins - Another Day in Paradise (1989) 37.50%
    • Edie Brickell & New Bohemians - What I Am (1988) 37.50%
    • David Bowie - Underground (1986) 18.75%

    In Round 3 it placed 1st in Group 3 (July 6-13, 2016):
    • Tom Petty - Free Fallin' (1989) 73.68%
    • Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me) (1985) 42.11%
    • Metallica - Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (1986) 36.84%
    • NWA - Straight Outta Compton (1988) 26.32%

    Entering the playoffs it was ranked 2nd.

    In Playoffs Round 2 it beat out Aerosmith - Dude (Looks Like a Lady) (1987) with 65.00% of the vote (October 12-19, 2016).

    In the Quarterfinals it beat out Aerosmith & Run DMC - Walk This Way (1986) with 52.63% of the vote (November 16-23, 2016).

    In the Semifinals it beat out Guns N' Roses - Paradise City (1987) with 60.00% of the vote (December 9-16, 2016).

    In the Finals it beat out Guns N' Roses - Welcome to the Jungle (1987) with 55.00% of the vote (December 20, 2016 - January 1, 2017).

    Throughout the tournament it earned an average vote percentage of 69.53%, good for 7th out of 14.

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    HOW WE GOT HERE


    Nat King Cole - Unforgettable (1952)


    Nominated by pablo on December 24, 2015.
    Seconded by divemaster on December 25, 2015.

    In Round 1 it placed 1st in Group 6 (March 15-22, 2016):
    • Nat King Cole - Unforgettable (1952) 90.91%
    • Patti Page - You Belong to Me (1952) 45.45%
    • The Spaniels - Goodnite Sweetheart, Goodnite (1954) 45.45%
    • Hank Williams - Jambalaya (1952) 36.36%
    • The Four Lads - Istanbul (Not Constantinople) (1953) 36.36%
    • Bill Haley and His Comets - Crazy Man, Crazy (1953) 27.27%
    • Judy Garland - The Man That Got Away (1954) 18.18%

    In Round 2 it placed 1st in Group 1 (May 3-10, 2016):
    • Nat King Cole - Unforgettable (1952) 66.67%
    • Big Joe Turner - Shake, Rattle, and Roll (1954) 60.00%
    • Muddy Waters - Rollin' Stone (1950) 53.33%
    • Hank Williams - Your Cheatin' Heart (1953) 53.33%
    • Jimmy Forrest - Night Train (1952) 20.00%

    Entering the playoffs it was ranked 4th.

    In Playoffs Round 2 it beat out Ray Charles - I Got a Woman (1954) with 60.00% of the vote (September 21-28, 2016).

    In the Quarterfinals it beat out Bill Haley and His Comets - Rock Around the Clock (1954) with 50.00% of the vote (November 8-15, 2016).

    In the Semifinals it beat out The Crew Cuts - Sh-Boom (Life Could Be A Dream) (1954) with 63.16% of the vote (December 5-12, 2016).

    In the Finals it beat out The Chordettes - Mr. Sandman (1954) with 55.00% of the vote (December 19-31, 2016).

    Throughout the tournament it earned an average vote percentage of 64.29%, good for 10th out of 14.

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    Unforgettable
    It kinda looks like a big upside-down burrito, doesn't it? Imagine thinking it's okay to leave the house like that - that this is how you want to look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Troy View Post
    Unforgettable
    Yes, no question. I'm surprised the mid-to-late 1980s turned out to be so underwhelming...

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    Need more NKC love!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo View Post
    Need more NKC love!
    You just got it.

    Unquestionably, the only real choice is Nat King Cole - Unforgettable

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    Unforgettable has probably tons of merits (which FF obviously doesn't), but I have voted for the song I'd rather listen to, which is FF. Wonder how it got that far, however.

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    bears are back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
    Wonder how it got that far, however.
    Well, that's what the stats are for!

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    am just staring at them in despair

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    When one is in agreement with bears one is always correct. (mae)

    bears are back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    It's kind of amazing that "Free Fallin'" had to overcome two okay Aerosmith and two good GNR songs in the playoffs, while King Cole had a much tougher and more varied road to the finals, taking out four bonafide classics.

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    Petty
    “Give me the sense to wonder, to wonder if I'm free."

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo View Post


    Don't be Petty, pablo.
    “Give me the sense to wonder, to wonder if I'm free."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
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    Don't be Petty, pablo.
    He's just trying to be Unforgettable.

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    Who?
    “Give me the sense to wonder, to wonder if I'm free."

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    Oh...I forgot.
    “Give me the sense to wonder, to wonder if I'm free."

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    How Petty of you!

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    Don't DIO me Like That
    “Give me the sense to wonder, to wonder if I'm free."

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    The poll has closed. "Free Fallin'" will face Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Balls of Fire (1957) in the Quarterfinals.

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