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    Default Great Music - Tournament Finals: Quarterfinals (Matchup 9 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):

    Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Balls of Fire (1957)


    Tom Petty - Free Fallin' (1989)

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    HOW WE GOT HERE


    Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Balls of Fire (1957)


    Nominated by T-Dogz_AK47 on December 9, 2015.
    Seconded by pablo on December 10, 2015.

    In Round 1 it placed 1st in Group 8 (March 16-23, 2016):
    • Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Balls of Fire (1957) 94.12%
    • Little Richard - Long Tall Sally (1956) 52.94%
    • The Platters - Only You (And You Alone) (1955) 52.94%
    • Frankie Ford - Sea Cruise (1959) 29.41%
    • Ricky Nelson - Lonesome Town (1958) 23.53%
    • Pat Suzuki - How High the Moon (1958) 11.76%
    • The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra - Tea for Two Cha-Cha (1958) 11.76%

    In Round 2 it placed 1st in Group 2 (May 4-11, 2016):
    • Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Balls of Fire (1957) 81.25%
    • The Isley Brothers - Shout (1959) 68.75%
    • Ray Charles - What'd I Say (1959) 43.75%
    • Dion and The Belmonts - I Wonder Why (1958) 43.75%
    • Elvis Presley - Blue Suede Shoes (1956) 37.50%

    In Round 3 it placed 1st in Group 2 (June 20-27, 2016):
    • Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Balls of Fire (1957) 81.25%
    • The Isley Brothers - Shout (1959) 62.50%
    • Fats Domino - Blueberry Hill (1956) 31.25%
    • The Coasters - Yakety Yak (1958) 18.75%

    Entering the playoffs it was ranked 2nd.

    In Playoffs Round 2 it beat out Buddy Holly - Everyday (1957) with 72.73% of the vote (September 26 - October 3, 2016).

    In the Quarterfinals it beat out The Everly Brothers - Wake Up Little Susie (1957) with 66.67% of the vote (November 9-16, 2016).

    In the Semifinals it beat out Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock (1957) with 68.18% of the vote (December 6-13, 2016).

    In the Finals it beat out Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode (1958) with 65.00% of the vote (December 19-31, 2016).

    Throughout the tournament it earned an average vote percentage of 75.60%, good for 2nd out of 14.

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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.

    In the Tournament Finals Round 2 it beat out Nat King Cole - Unforgettable (1952) with 59.09% of the vote (January 9-16, 2017).

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    Great Balls Of Fire
    You know who you are...

    ...or who knows? These days, maybe you donít.

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    Such a shame. Free Fallin belongs to one of the great rock artist out there. Great Balls? Just cannot believe that it is ahead...
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    Hey, had the song been titled Mediocre Balls Of Fire, we would have a discussion, but as it is...
    You know who you are...

    ...or who knows? These days, maybe you donít.

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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Troy View Post
    Hey, had the song been titled Mediocre Balls Of Fire, we would have a discussion, but as it is...
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    Quote Originally Posted by webstar1000 View Post
    Such a shame. Free Fallin belongs to one of the great rock artist out there
    that's why I haven't voted yet. Can't vote against Petty and contribute to having him out of the tournamen, like such a lot of truly great ones. On the other hand, FF isn't among his best songs. Very sad all this.
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    Hey, had the song been titled Mediocre Balls Of Fire, we would have a discussion, but as it is...
    rofl'ing bears

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

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    Balls.

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    Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Balls of Fire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Troy View Post
    Hey, had the song been titled Mediocre Balls Of Fire, we would have a discussion, but as it is...
    I saw an amateur porn once...
    Out of the silent planet
    Come the demons of creation

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    k, have voted Petty! he's losing anyway (alas, alas!)

    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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    Yes...I voted for Petty too...and the Heart Breakers! Two votes in one!!!
    Out of the silent planet
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    Looks like Tom Petty's falling off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo View Post
    Looks like Tom Petty's falling off.
    it is just WRONG.
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    quite

    can't help but hear in my head all the time a song (the lyrics are a poem by one of the greatest Russian poets), which starts "oh what a lot of them have fallen into that abyss"

    (о, сколько их упало в эту бездну...")

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    The poll has closed. "Great Balls of Fire" will face Eagles - Hotel California (1976) in the Semifinals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
    quite

    can't help but hear in my head all the time a song (the lyrics are a poem by one of the greatest Russian poets), which starts "oh what a lot of them have fallen into that abyss"

    (о, сколько их упало в эту бездну...")

    "Deep in the pit and lying alone
    Where death has reared itself a throne
    We're all the good, the bad
    The worst and the best
    And where they land is their eternal rest"
    Out of the silent planet
    Come the demons of creation

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    bearHugs to brother Jon and three cheers to Testament!

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

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

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    My ribs are still recovering from you last hug!
    Out of the silent planet
    Come the demons of creation

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