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    Default Great Music - Tournament Finals: Semifinals (Matchup 11 of 13)

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

    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):

    Simon and Garfunkel - The Sound of Silence (1964)


    Phil Collins - In the Air Tonight (1981)

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    HOW WE GOT HERE


    Simon and Garfunkel - The Sound of Silence (1964)


    Nominated by T-Dogz_AK47 on December 8, 2015.
    Seconded by Iwritecode on December 8, 2015.

    In Round 1 it placed 1st in Group 6 (March 18-25, 2016):
    • Simon and Garfunkel - The Sound of Silence (1964) 82.35%
    • The Beatles - I Saw Her Standing There (1963) 76.47%
    • The Kingsmen - Louie Louie (1963) 76.47%
    • Barry Mann - Who Put the Bomp (In the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp) (1961) 52.94%
    • Sam Cooke - A Change is Gonna Come (1964) 52.94%
    • Otis Redding - These Arms of Mine (1962) 35.29%
    • B. Bumble & The Stingers - Bumble Boogie (1961) 23.53%

    In Round 2 it placed 1st in Group 15 (May 9-16, 2016):
    • Simon and Garfunkel - The Sound of Silence (1964) 80.00%
    • The Contours - Do You Love Me (1962) 66.67%
    • Dion - Runaround Sue (1961) 60.00%
    • Elvis Presley - (You're the) Devil in Disguise (1963) 40.00%
    • Shelly Fabares - Johnny Angel (1962) 13.33%

    In Round 3 it placed 1st in Group 10 (June 23-30, 2016):
    • Simon and Garfunkel - The Sound of Silence (1964) 81.25%
    • Ray Charles - Georgia on My Mind (1960) 43.75%
    • Etta James - At Last (1960) 31.25%
    • Jimmy Soul - If You Wanna Be Happy (1963) 31.25%

    Entering the playoffs it was ranked 6th.

    In Playoffs Round 2 it beat out The Tokens - The Lion Sleeps Tonight (1961) with 68.18% of the vote (September 28 - October 5, 2016).

    In the Quarterfinals it beat out The Zombies - She's Not There (1964) with 73.91% of the vote (November 10-17, 2016).

    In the Semifinals it beat out The Drifters - Under the Boardwalk (1964) with 90.48% of the vote (December 6-13, 2016).

    In the Finals it beat out Ben E. King - Stand By Me (1961) with 54.55% of the vote (December 19-31, 2016).

    Throughout the tournament it earned an average vote percentage of 75.82%, good for 1st out of 14.

    In the Tournament Finals Quarterfinals it beat out Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven (1971) with 52.17% of the vote (January 16-23, 2017).

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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).

    In the Tournament Finals Quarterfinals it beat out Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under the Bridge (1991) with 63.64% of the vote (January 16-23, 2017).

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    The Sound of Silence
    "Only the gentle are ever really strong."

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    The Sound Of Silence
    Money talks; bullshit has a few meetings but never holds a vote.

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    I'm holding off of voting for now. I need to give this some thought. I believe I like the Phil Collins song more but I really appreciate The Sound of Silence.

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    Voted Simon and Garfunkel - The Sound of Silence (1964)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Staad View Post
    I'm holding off of voting for now. I need to give this some thought. I believe I like the Phil Collins song more but I really appreciate The Sound of Silence.
    Don't think about it. Just vote Simon and Garfunkel.

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    voted TSoS

    though it will never be the same for me. Every time - every f***ing time - I listen to it in the future, I'll think: hey, that's the song that kicked Stairway out of the contest. And my blood will boil.

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

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

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    But it is a better song

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    ... and every time I will think: and some people - not just people: friends, can you imagine this? dearest friends! - kept rubbing it in, saying things like "but it is a better song"...

    Ask not what bears can do for you, but what you can do for bears. (razz)
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    bears are back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    With love, always with love!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
    voted TSoS

    though it will never be the same for me. Every time - every f***ing time - I listen to it in the future, I'll think: hey, that's the song that kicked Stairway out of the contest. And my blood will boil.
    Bears neednt be so upset...to each his own and all that.
    Some of us will be (spiritually) enjoying Stairway to Heaven with you each time you listen.
    "If you wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down."
    ~Toni Morrison


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    oh yeeees!!!!!!!!! that, of course!

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

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

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    S&G all the way baby... sorry Phil...

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    Ended up voting for The Sound of Silence. It was a tough call.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Staad View Post
    Ended up voting for The Sound of Silence. It was a tough call.
    Both songs are superb, but like yourself, I ended up voting for The Sound of Silence too. It was definitely a tough call.

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    Wow, pretty definitive results so far here and in the other Semifinal. Kinda unexpected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo View Post
    Wow, pretty definitive results so far here and in the other Semifinal. Kinda unexpected.
    You're surprised that The Eagles are rinsing Jerry Lee Lewis in the other semi-final?

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    don't know about unexpected

    in the 60s and 70s rounds we kept making great songs face other great songs and kick them out

    thus, we are left with far fewer songs that could be real rivals to one another than we would have been if the whole contest was only about the 60s and 70s

    (because, the way bears see it, all great music was written exactly iin those two decades)

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

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    Don't worry, Bear friend, they can't take away our copies of Stairway, American Pie ect.



    "In worship of their false Gods, the heathen cast down the Zeppelin and burned the Stairway to Heaven."

    "Jesus wept."


    John 11:24-25
    “Give me the sense to wonder, to wonder if I'm free."

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    amen

    Ask not what bears can do for you, but what you can do for bears. (razz)
    When one is in agreement with bears one is always correct. (mae)

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

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    I'm pretty sure that is not the KJV.
    “Give me the sense to wonder, to wonder if I'm free."

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    The poll has closed. "The Sound of Silence" will face Eagles - Hotel California (1976) in the Final.

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