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Date: Sunday, March 04, 2018
Time: 11:51:55 PM
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It’s late Sunday night or early Monday morning, depending on where you live, and that means it’s time to get our weekly poll post underway, starting off as usual with the Stones weekly poll, where we enter week 971 of polling, and as usual we will vote on 2 brand new poll questions. So this week’s first Stones question asks this: Which is the most underrated song on the Stones Blue and Lonesome album?
The last week of asking this question which we have been running for the longest time (it seems), for each studio album. This week it's the Stones latest studio LP Blue and Lonesome, a release of Blues covers that has been out for a year and a quarter now. There are a total of 12 blue songs found on this one.
You might have noticed that several months ago I stop directing the link to the LP’s song list away from my site and to the Stones official site, since at my site I rate each song listed, which I figured could influence a few votes, and I didn’t want that to happen. So at the Stones site, the songs are listed there too, but they aren’t rated, so that’s the better link. Plus I didn’t mind sending fans off to the official site anyway, since I was one of the several people who helped work on building the site for the band. But it looks like nobody is maintaining the site these days, as for under this LP, which came out in December of ‘16, they only are announcing that it will be released soon and don’t even have any track listings there for any of the songs, other than it notes what songs will be on the LP! Damn, that’s the Stones official site, and no, I only worked on building it, I have nothing to do with it anymore, but it looks like nobody else has anything to do with it anymore, either! I mean, how can they not have that album, that’s now well over a year old, not updated with current info?
So anyway, to see the song list for the songs on Blue and Lonesome, I’m going to have to go back to linking to my site for this week, just don’t play attention to my ratings there when you consider which song you feel was the most underrated. Click here to see the song list: B&L.
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: Beggars Banquet vs Tattoo You, which album do you like the best?
This week The Banquet for Beggars Polls returns, featuring 1968's Beggars Banquet LP, the first of the big 4! It was also of course the last full studio album featuring the original band members, as Brian Jones was about to leave life behind as both a Rolling Stone and human being living on planet Earth, just half a year after its release. But a true masterpiece from the Boys on this one, and in our matches so far for this LP, it sports one of the best winning records, at 13-3, good for fourth place in the standings.
For this round, BB goes up against the early 1980s release of mainly 1970s unreleased songs, that being Tattoo You. TY also has a winning record in these matchups, of 8-6-1, good for 11th place, just missing the Top 10 list.
To see the song list for each album, for Beggars Banquet, click here: BB. For Tattoo You, click on: TY.
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 A Bigger Bang album?
All but 3 of the LPs 16 songs were in play for this one, for the entire week, and although close vote counts are common in many of our polls, things were just too close in this one, in a way I never seen before. On Friday night there was a 6 way tie for first place. Yes, a 6 way tie!... I can’t ever remember a battle like that happening so late in a poll’s voting for first place, and tonight up until the last 15 minutes, a 4 way tie for first was still happening and looking like it could happen, and in almost 19 years of these polls, we have never seen that before. I can recall only one poll where a 3 way tie for first place happened, and that was about 15 years ago. Anyway, the first and second place finishers got a total of 3 votes cast in the last 15 minutes and by just one vote “Back of My Hand” beat out “Laugh, I Nearly Died” …. To see the full, final results, click on Stones Weekly Poll - week 970, 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: Let It Bleed vs Undercover, which album do you like the best?
Okay, so you knew as soon as this question was asked and polling started last week, which LP was going to win in a landslide. Yes, but did you also know that the end results were gonna set a brand new record for the highest winning percentage ever seen in the many different matches that we have run so far? Well that did happen, thanks in part to more people voting in these polls today, that’s why, as Undercover actually collected several more votes against LIB last week than DW got against SF several years ago when SF beat up that LP with 99.2% of the vote (the old record just beaten). But again, thanks to more total voters today, that mark was surpass last week. By how much you ask? Well, it could only have been by 0.08% at the most, but no, it wasn’t that fraction of a number either, less than that. To see by how much it actually won by and what the new record is, just click here:Stones Weekly Poll - week 970, 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 611, 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: Which rock band, singing group, or dual had/has the best vocal harmony singers (Part 2 of 4)
Week 2 of looking at bands and voting on the ones we feel had or has the best harmonizers in them. We have another 21 bands listed this week to choose from in Part 2, To vote in this poll and make your pick, just 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: "Mannish Boy" by Muddy Waters vs "I'm A Man" by Bo Diddley. Which of these 2 songs that praise manhood, is the best?
Another week of the "Answer Song/Sequel Song" polls, this week with a classic answer song, and perhaps one of the greatest answer songs ever made. That of course was Muddy Waters’ answer to Bo Diddley’s 1955 “I'm A Man", that sounded way too close to a #1 song that Waters had just release the year before, that being "Hoochie Coochie Man", written for Waters by his close friend, Willie Dixon. So Waters decided to do the very same thing to him and wrote and released "Mannish Boy" just a very short time after “I’m a Man” came out. I think Muddy made a point on releasing this latest one, and looking at voting results from last week (we’ll get to that in a sec), he even outdid himself on his first song with this one, But did he out do Bo on his song? We will find that out by the very end of this week after this poll is finished being voted on.
So to vote for your favorite of the 2 songs listed this week, 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 answered this question: Which rock band, singing group, or dual had/has the best vocal harmony singers (Part 1 of 4)
3 bands were way ahead of the others in this one, and I think you figured which would be the top 3 picks, and yes, they were The Beatles (18.4%), CSNY (17.6%) and The Everly Brothers (17.2%). But for a 4 part poll we have no real winners until the final round, and from the first 3 poll parts I like to see 7 choices taken from each part, to use in Part 4. But the golden rule is that a final choice has to also received at least 5% of the vote to get into the final week, and the top 7 choices in Part 1 didn’t do that last week. Just 6 of them did, and the remaining bands that made the cut after our top 3 already noted above are: Queen (5.4%), The Righteous Brothers (5.4%) and Yes (5.4%).
To see the full, final results from this poll, just click here: Classic Rock Poll 1, week 610.
In last week’s VS Rock poll, we answered this question: "Hoochie Coochie Man" by Muddy Waters vs "Mannish Boy" by Muddy Waters. Which of these 2 songs that praise manhood, is the best?
Guess I gave away the winner to this one up above, as "Mannish Boy" won this matchup by 12 votes. To see the results, click here: Rock Poll 2, week 610. You can also check out the final results at the 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 as usual with the Beatles poll, where we enter week 364, and ask this brand new question: “Please Please Me” vs “Love Me Do”, which of the first 2 Beatle UK singles is better?
Many Beatles fans get confused and think of "Please Please Me", the title cut off their debut LP, was their first single, but it was actually "Love Me Do", which was released as a single in October of 1962. Co-written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon, this one was the first single put out by the band in the UK, and it went to #17 on the UK charts. In 1982 it reentered the charts, even though it wasn’t reissued, and made it all the way to #4. In the U.S it was a #1 hit, but here it wasn’t released until 1964, well after the Beatles were well established.
“Please Please Me” was written by John Lennon and went to #1 in the UK after its released in January of 1963. It was of course the first U.S. single release, in February of '63, but it didn't chart in the States, not at first anyway, as the Beatles weren’t known yet in the U.S. and it got almost no air play. It was re-released a year later in the States and went to #3.
As usual, I have the videos for the 2 songs in the voting booth. Both videos are of the band playing their 2 songs live, and do notice how on “Please Please Me”, Ringo’s drum kit is rocking and rolling totally on its own! But just remember, don’t rate the video’s, just rate the songs only.
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 Please Please Me, which album do you like the best?
This was the final week of The Lonely Hearts Club Band’s Polls featuring the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band LP, and the very last matchup this album will be involved in this series. Yet while it was a week where Sgt. Pepper's won, it just barely did so. So it has now completed its battles in the Beatles album VS series, and it’s final record is 7-5, just above the 500 marker and not as great a final record as some might have thought it would see. While this LP won’t be voted on anymore in this series, its position in the standings could change, depending on what some of the other LPs do in the coming weeks, but for now it’s in 5th place.
You can see the results from this poll, here: Beatles Weekly Poll – week 363. Or, you can check out the final results and the current album standings at the: The Beatles' Albums page, which is located at the domain’s Lennon Site.
Well that takes care of another week of new polls for us. Last week I noted that we should have this post up on the new board, but I’m dealing with a place called AIT, and they are the slowest workers on our planet. But I already noted that stuff the other day. I also noted here the other day how crazy the weather’s been here this entire winter, with record highs or near record highs on several days and mild above normal temps every day - and no real snowpack, and today we had a dust storm – in March? We get usually a couple of them a year here in the late spring but never in the winter, and I mean never. Except today we did, a very dusty spring day indeed - in the winter! Welcome to global warming, Ronnie, it’s a real thing, so somebody just please tell that moron in the White House that it’s real, as even the heavy snows back east the other day are a sign of global warming, too, even if he’s too stupid to understand why snow falling in unusual ways is yet another sign of the planet warming up too much.
As usual, I thank all of you for voting in our polls each week!
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