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Subject: SW/ENHM/DC/Spoken words in a song/more!
Date: Monday, February 05, 2018
Time: 12:02:28 AM
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We get our weekly poll post underway for our 5 weekly polls as usual with the Stones poll, where we enter 967, and where we always run 2 polls per week. So this week’s first question asks this: Which is the most underrated song on the Stones Steel Wheels album?
This week we take a look at the 1989 Stones LP Steel Wheels, to see which song on it is most underrated. There are 12 songs on this one, none of which were ever really big hits, as SW was an album where all of the songs were pretty equal. So which one will you go with as being most unrated? To see the song list for the songs on Steel Wheels, just click here: SW.
To cast your vote in this first poll, just click on: Stones Weekly Poll, and when you get to this page, choose “Poll 1” to vote on this question.
The second Stones poll is where we run the Stones album VS matchups, and this week we ask this question: England's Newest Hit Makers vs December's Children, which album do you like the best?
The England's Oldest Hit Makers Polls makes its first return to hosting this long running album VS series after it's initial hosting bit took place a couple of months ago. For the Stones debut album, this is only its fifth round as the host LP, yet overall this is round 17 for the LP, and only 3 other albums have been voted on more than it
In our VS matchups, ENHM has a hard to believe losing record of 6-10-1 and is down in 18th place in the standings. This week it takes on another early release, 1964’s December's Children, which is doing just slightly better in these matches with an even record of 8-8, placing it in 14th place.
To see the song list for each album, for England's Newest Hit Makers, click here: ENHM. For December's Children, click on: DC.
To cast your vote in this second Stones poll, just click on: Stones Weekly Poll, and when you get to this page, choose “Poll 2” to vote on this question.
At the first Stones poll last week we answered this question: Which is the most underrated song on the Stones Dirty Work album?
Interesting result for this one, since what took place we haven’t seen happen before with this question, that being, that the song which most fans pick as the most liked on the album, in this case also got picked as the LPs most underrated, that being “One Hit (To the Body)”. This result also tells you just how unliked DW really is as an album; most fans just don’t see too much value in any of the other songs on that dud. To see the full, final results, click on Stones Weekly Poll - week 966, poll 1. Or, you can see the top pick from this poll and the other Stones songs picked from the other albums we already voted on for this question, here: Stones Fans Picks Page 1. It’s listed about a third of the way down on the page, just before the “Songs only” lists starts.
Looking back at last week’s second Stones poll, the question was: Blue and Lonesome vs Bridges To Babylon, which album do you like the best?
Well B&L finally got back into the winning column after losing several of the last few rounds. To see by how much it won by, just click here:Stones Weekly Poll - week 966, poll 2. Plus, I’ll add the results from this poll to the standings at the Stones VS Page 1, where at the top of the page you can check out the updated standings on how each album has done in these long running VS polls.
Over at the Classic Rock Poll we enter poll week 607, and just like as we do at the Stones poll, we vote in 2 poll questions a week in this one too. The first poll’s question this week asks this: Of the Rock songs with spoken words in them, in which one do they sound the best on? (Part 1 of 3)
Damn, I had to keep changing how to word this question, about 4 different times, until I finally got it to read correctly – with just 2 minutes to go before the poll started up tonight! Guess that’s cutting it real close, but that’s when I realized that I hadn’t decided between the 2 last ways I was thinking of asking the question. Lucky I checked the new poll when I did, or the poll would have gone online with a blank question!
So anyway, this week we start up yet another multi week rock question, this time looking at songs that have spoken words in them. Now, we are not looking for your favorite song from the 60 songs you will choose from in the next 2 weeks, but we are asking for on which songs did the spoken words work out and sound best on.
Since space is limited in the poll's voting booth for text, I brought back that old page I use once in a blue moon where I can list, in this case, the entire lyrics that were spoken, since I can’t get all of them to fit in the poll’s choice field. So you can go to this special page to see what was spoken, for the songs that don’t have any text showing in the voting booth. The link to these songs’ with talking lyrics will be found up on top in the poll's question field – it’s very easy to find.
To vote in this poll and make your pick for the best spoken words in a song, click here: Classic Rock Poll, and when you get to this page, choose “Poll 1” to vote on this question.
At the second Rock poll this week, known better as the Rock VS poll, we will vote on this new question: "Changes" by David Bowie vs "Changes" by Black Sabbath vs "Changes" by Yes, which one of these 3 different songs with the same title, is better?
We continue with the series called “Same Title, Different Song” Polls again this week, where, we take 2 (this week 3) songs that are totally different from each other as far as their lyrics go, and the only one thing they have in common, is the songs have the same titles. Then we just ask for the better song of the 3.
"Changes" by David Bowie, came about first. It was recorded and written by Bowie, and he plays sax on the song, and of course sings the lead. This one was originally released on the album Hunky Dory in December of 1971 and then as a single on January 7, 1972. It’s one of Bowie's best known songs, yet it never charted that great, either; no better than #41 U.S. Billboard charts, just missing the Top 40, other than after Bowie's death in 2016, when at that time it reached #10 on the same charts. The song was mainly about Bowie himself and his always changing who he was.
"Changes" by Black Sabbath is a most unusual Sabbath song, since it's a very slow ballad and contains no guitars at all on it. Guitarist Tony Iommi played the piano on this one and wrote the music to it, with bassist Geezer Butler writing the lyrics, along with Ozzy singing the lead as usual. Many Sabbath fans didn't care for this one since it was so mellow and different. Released in September of 1972, it was inspired mainly by drummer Bill Ward's breakup with his first wife, yet Ward doesn't even play on the song, as there are also no drums on it. Ozzy and his daughter Kelly Osbourne rerecorded this song as a duet 30 years later and scored a UK #1 hit with it in 2003, but we aren't considering that take with this poll question.
"Changes" by Yes was the last of the 3 to be released, in November of 1983 on their LP 90125, and was the biggest hit of the 3, charting all the way to number 6 on the U.S. Mainstream Rock chart in early 1984. Yes guitarist Trevor Rabin wrote most of the song, but with some help from singer Jon Anderson and drummer Alan White.
To vote for your favorite of the 3 songs, just click on Classic Rock Poll, and when you get to this page, choose “Poll 2” to vote on this question.
Looking back at last week’s first Rock poll, we asked: What is the best Rock song written about suicide?
“(Don't Fear) The Reaper” by - Blue Öyster Cult was the top pick, with a tie for second between “Fire and Rain” by James Taylor, and “Yer Blues” by The Beatles.
To see the full results from this poll, just click here: Classic Rock Poll 1, week 606. The top 10 results will also show up on the Top Ten Lists, Page, 14.
In last week’s VS Rock poll, we answered this question: “I Need You” by The Beatles vs “I Need You” by America, which one of these 2 different songs with the same title, is better?
The Beatles’ song won this one. To see by how much, just click here: Rock Poll 2, week 604. You can also check out the final results at the new VS Classic poll results page at the Classic Rock site, by clicking here: VS poll page 3, list page 15.
We close out this poll post in the usual way, with the Beatles poll, where we enter week 360, and ask this question: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band vs Beatles For Sale, which album do you like the best?
This week our "Lonely Hearts Club Band’s poll” featuring the Beatles Sgt. Pepper's album, will take on 1964's Beatles For Sale, their 4th LP.
I had only just (finally) reviewed this album at the Rock site's Album Page in the last week, one of only 2 Beatles LPs that I never had gotten around to reviewing. But there are lots of excellent pop songs on this one for sure, and in these Beatles album VS matches, the LP has a record of 2-3, while Sgt. Pepper's is an even 4-4.
To see the song list for each album, for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, click here: SPLCHB. For Beatles For Sale, click on: BFS.
To vote in this poll, please go here: Beatles Weekly Poll.
In last week's Beatles poll we asked: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band vs Help!, which album do you like the best?
Very, very close voting in this one all week long, and just 3 votes was the margin of victory forSgt. Pepper's. You can see the actual results, there: Beatles Weekly Poll – week 359. Or, you can check out the final results at the: The Beatles' Albums page, which is located at the domain’s Lennon Site.
So that does it for this week’s weeks’ poll post, and as usual I thank all of you for voting in our polls each week!
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