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    Default Great Music - Tournament Finals: Quarterfinals (Matchup 8 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):

    Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under the Bridge (1991)


    Phil Collins - In the Air Tonight (1981)

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    HOW WE GOT HERE


    Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under the Bridge (1991)


    Nominated by pablo on January 22, 2016.
    Seconded by Iwritecode on January 22, 2016.

    In Round 1 it tied for 1st in Group 7 (April 5-12, 2016):
    • Aerosmith - Cryin' (1993) 86.36%
    • Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under the Bridge (1991) 86.36%
    • Smashing Pumpkins - Disarm (1993) 59.09%
    • Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence (1990) 45.45%
    • Stevie Ray Vaughan - The Sky Is Crying (1991) 45.45%
    • Digital Underground - The Humpty Dance (1990) 22.73%
    • P.M. Dawn - Set Adrift on Memory Bliss (1991) 22.73%

    In Round 2 it placed 1st in Group 4 (May 24-31, 2016):
    • Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under the Bridge (1991) 87.50%
    • Nirvana - Dumb (1993) 50.00%
    • Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers - Learning to Fly (1991) 50.00%
    • Smashing Pumpkins - Disarm (1993) 50.00%
    • TLC - Waterfalls (1994) 25.00%

    In Round 3 it placed 1st in Group 2 (July 8-15, 2016):
    • Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under the Bridge (1991) 78.95%
    • Beastie Boys - Sabotage (1994) 42.11%
    • Eric Clapton - Tears in Heaven (1991) 36.84%
    • Live - Lightning Crashes (1994) 26.32%

    Entering the playoffs it was ranked 1st.

    In Playoffs Round 2 it beat out Guns N' Roses - November Rain (1991) with 57.14% of the vote (October 13-20, 2016).

    In the Quarterfinals it beat out Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun (1994) with 58.82% of the vote (November 17-24, 2016).

    In the Semifinals it beat out Nirvana - All Apologies (1993) with 78.57% of the vote (December 9-16, 2016).

    In the Finals it beat out Metallica - Enter Sandman (1991) with 55.56% of the vote (December 20, 2016 - January 1, 2017).

    Throughout the tournament it earned an average vote percentage of 71.84%, good for 4th out of 14.

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    HOW WE GOT HERE


    Phil Collins - In the Air Tonight (1981)


    Nominated by pablo on January 5, 2016.
    Seconded by divemaster on January 5, 2016.

    In Round 1 it placed 2nd in Group 14 (March 31 - April 7, 2016):
    • Queen - Another One Bites the Dust (1980) 83.33%
    • Phil Collins - In the Air Tonight (1981) 77.78%
    • Pat Benatar - Love Is a Battlefield (1983) 66.67%
    • Foreigner - Juke Box Hero (1982) 61.11%
    • Stevie Nicks - Edge of Seventeen (1982) 50.00%
    • Iron Maiden - 2 Minutes to Midnight (1984) 33.33%
    • Violent Femmes - Blister in the Sun (1983) 27.78%

    In Round 2 it placed 1st in Group 12 (May 19-26, 2016):
    • Phil Collins - In the Air Tonight (1981) 86.67%
    • Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty - Stop Draggin' My Heart Around (1981) 60.00%
    • Pat Benatar - Love Is a Battlefield (1983) 53.33%
    • Devo - Whip It (1981) 46.67%
    • A Flock of Seagulls - I Ran (So Far Away) (1982) 33.33%

    In Round 3 it placed 1st in Group 4 (July 4-11, 2016):
    • Phil Collins - In the Air Tonight (1981) 80.00%
    • Billy Idol - White Wedding (1982) 65.00%
    • Pat Benatar - Love Is a Battlefield (1983) 45.00%
    • Bon Jovi - Runaway (1984) 10.00%

    Entering the playoffs it was ranked 2nd.

    In Playoffs Round 2 it beat out Toto - Africa (1983) with 72.73% of the vote (October 10-17, 2016).

    In the Quarterfinals it beat out AC/DC - Back in Black (1980) with 56.25% of the vote (November 15-22, 2016).

    In the Semifinals it beat out Prince - Purple Rain (1984) with 60.00% of the vote (December 8-15, 2016).

    In the Finals it beat out Michael Jackson - Thriller (1982) with 68.18% of the vote (December 20, 2016 - January 1, 2017).

    Throughout the tournament it earned an average vote percentage of 71.66%, good for 5th out of 14.

    In the Tournament Finals Round 2 it beat out Johnny Cash - Hurt (2002) with 52.38% of the vote (January 9-16, 2017).

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    Wow, two of my nominees and two of some of my most favorite songs going head to head. It was a tough choice but after careful consideration and intensive listening I went with "Air".

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    Under the Bridge.

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    In The Air Tonight
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    RHCP


    I just really can't stand that Phil Collins song.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Girlystevedave View Post
    RHCP


    I just really can't stand that Phil Collins song.


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    Blasphemy!

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    voted Under the Bridge

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

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

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    Phil Collins - In the Air Tonight.

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    pablo...can you change my vote from Air to RHCP, please.

    I just looked right at it and clicked the wrong song.
    “Give me the sense to wonder, to wonder if I'm free."

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    Will do, but looks like that won't matter.

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    Yes...I thought so.
    “Give me the sense to wonder, to wonder if I'm free."

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo View Post
    Will do, but looks like that won't matter.
    it will for me

    bearHugs to brother Jon!

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    Squeeze easily Bear brother.
    “Give me the sense to wonder, to wonder if I'm free."

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    Didn't mean to sound like your vote doesn't matter, Jon. Everyone's does! Just that the gap is too wide, unfortunately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo View Post
    Didn't mean to sound like your vote doesn't matter, Jon. Everyone's does! Just that the gap is too wide, unfortunately.
    You just gave Jon a LOT to work with there....

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    The poll has closed. "In the Air Tonight" will face Simon and Garfunkel - The Sound of Silence (1964) in the Semifinals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pablo View Post
    Didn't mean to sound like your vote doesn't matter, Jon. Everyone's does! Just that the gap is too wide, unfortunately.
    You just gave Jon a LOT to work with there....

    You're really coming along, little brother!

    I'm so proud.

    *wipes tear
    “Give me the sense to wonder, to wonder if I'm free."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pablo View Post
    Didn't mean to sound like your vote doesn't matter, Jon. Everyone's does! Just that the gap is too wide, unfortunately.
    You just gave Jon a LOT to work with there....

    You're really coming along, little brother!

    I'm so proud.

    *wipes tear
    Sure that was a tear you're wiping?

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    Got a wet nap?
    “Give me the sense to wonder, to wonder if I'm free."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    Got a wet nap?
    All my naps are wet.

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