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    Default Great Music - Tournament Finals: Quarterfinals (Matchup 10 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):

    Eagles - Hotel California (1976)


    Seal - Kiss From a Rose (1995)

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    HOW WE GOT HERE


    Eagles - Hotel California (1976)


    Nominated by T-Dogz_AK47 on December 19, 2015.
    Seconded by divemaster on December 19, 2015.

    In Round 1 it placed 1st in Group 8 (March 28 - April 4, 2016):
    • Eagles - Hotel California (1976) 89.47%
    • Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way (1976) 84.21%
    • Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Blinded by the Light (1976) 52.63%
    • Jimmy Buffett - Margaritaville (1977) 47.37%
    • John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John - Summer Nights (1978) 42.11%
    • George Thorogood and The Delaware Destroyers - One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer (1977) 36.84%
    • David Bowie - Sound and Vision (1977) 21.05%

    In Round 2 it placed 1st in Group 3 (May 16-23, 2016):
    • Eagles - Hotel California (1976) 100.00%
    • Blondie - One Way Or Another (1978) 57.14%
    • David Bowie - Fame (1975) 57.14%
    • Kiss - Detroit Rock City (1976) 35.71%
    • Electric Light Orchestra - Don't Bring Me Down (1979) 28.57%

    In Round 3 it placed 1st in Group 1 (June 30 - July 7, 2016):
    • Eagles - Hotel California (1976) 76.47%
    • Pink Floyd - Another Brick in the Wall (1979) 64.71%
    • The Charlie Daniels Band - The Devil Went Down to Georgia (1979) 47.06%
    • Blondie - One Way Or Another (1978) 5.88%

    Entering the playoffs it was ranked 2nd.

    In Playoffs Round 2 it beat out Boston - More Than a Feeling (1976) with 80.95% of the vote (October 6-13, 2016).

    In the Quarterfinals it beat out Pink Floyd - Another Brick in the Wall (1979) with 65.00% of the vote (November 14-21, 2016).

    In the Semifinals it beat out Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb (1979) with 57.89% of the vote (December 8-15, 2016).

    In the Finals it beat out Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody (1975) with 52.00% of the vote (December 19-31, 2016).

    Throughout the tournament it earned an average vote percentage of 74.54%, good for 3rd out of 14.

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    HOW WE GOT HERE


    Seal - Kiss From a Rose (1995)


    Nominated by T-Dogz_AK47 on February 3, 206.
    Seconded by pablo on February 4, 2016.

    In Round 1 it tied for first in Group 9 (April 8-15, 2016):
    • Coolio feat. LV - Gangsta's Paradise (1995) 60.00%
    • Seal - Kiss From a Rose (1995) 60.00%
    • Shania Twain - That Don't Impress Me Much (1997) 55.00%
    • Goo Goo Dolls - Iris (1998) 50.00%
    • Manic Street Preachers - If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next (1998) 25.00%
    • Guster - Airport Song (1997) 20.00%
    • Amon Tobin - Stoney Street (1997) 10.00%

    In Round 2 it placed 1st in Group 7 (May 26 - June 2, 2016):
    • Seal - Kiss From a Rose (1995) 66.67%
    • Beastie Boys - Intergalactic (1998) 60.00%
    • Goo Goo Dolls - Iris (1998) 53.33%
    • PJ Harvey - Down by the Water (1995) 40.00%
    • Tupac - Changes (1998) 40.00%

    In Round 3 it placed 1st in Group 4 (July 12-19, 2016):
    • Seal - Kiss From a Rose (1995) 68.42%
    • Alanis Morissette - You Oughta Know (1995) 63.16%
    • Chumbawamba - Tubthumping (1997) 42.11%
    • Hole - Celebrity Skin (1998) 10.53%

    Entering the playoffs it was ranked 10th.

    In Playoffs Round 1 it beat out The Wallflowers - One Headlight (1996) with 57.89% of the vote (August 30 - September 9, 2016).

    In Playoffs Round 2 it beat out Santana feat. Rob Thomas - Smooth (1999) with 70.59% of the vote (October 18-25, 2016).

    In the Quarterfinals it beat out Oasis - Wonderwall (1995) with 50.00% of the vote (November 18-25, 2016).

    In the Semifinals it beat out Alanis Morissette - You Oughta Know (1995) with 64.71% of the vote (December 10-17, 2016).

    In the Finals it beat out No Doubt - Don't Speak (1995) with 54.17% of the vote (December 20, 2016 - January 1, 2017).

    Throughout the tournament it earned an average vote percentage of 61.56%, good for 14th out of 14.

    In the Tournament Finals Round 1 it beat out Red Hot Chili Peppers - Dani California (2006) with 65.00% of the vote (January 2-9, 2017).

    In the Tournament Finals Round 2 it beat out Vaughn Monroe - Riders in the Sky (A Cowboy Legend) (1949) with 50.00% of the vote (January 9-16, 2017).

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    Hotel California.

    I actually enjoy KFAR more, but HC is a true epic - the lyrics tell a story, the music feels like it tells a story, it takes its time getting where it's going, and it made a huge dent in the world of music - so it gets my vote (of course, if I hated it, no go).
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    yes!!!!!!!!!!

    and Hotel is running away with it! a happy day for bears

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

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    A clean sweep so far at 13-0. But normally I don't like songs that tell a story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
    yes!!!!!!!!!!

    and Hotel is running away with it! a happy day for bears
    and Heathers
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    sixteen to zero? sixteen to zero??? we've never have anything remotely similar, have we? in any of the contests, ever?

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    Well, we have had a few 100% winners. "Hotel California" did it in Round 2, too.

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    wow
    I sure have missed a lot
    wish I had been here continuously while all that was happening

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    I nominated both songs, but my vote goes to the more iconic of the two which is: Hotel California.

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    19!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
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    Yeah. This is pretty crazy. "Kiss From a Rose" was crushing it in the playoffs, knocking out some of my faves left and right, and then just hit a fucking wall.

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    I just broke the 19... hope no bad befalls me! Sorry seal but the eagles just too good

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    The poll has closed. "Hotel California" will face Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Balls of Fire (1957) in the Semifinals.

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    20-0!!!

    This looks like an NFL playoff score!!!
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