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Subject: She's So Cold/SMR/GHS/Harmony singers/more
Date: Sunday, May 13, 2018
Time: 10:35:53 PM
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It’s time to get this week’s poll post going, starting off as usual with the Stones Poll, where we enter week 981, and as usual we will run 2 different Stones polls in this one week. So the first question will ask this: Rate the Rolling Stones video for “She's So Cold”
“She's So Cold” was released back in 1980 and as a single, it went all the way to number nine on the Disco Top 100 chart (really!) yet it could only do as well as #26 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, while in the UK it didn’t even make the Top 30.
Its video didn’t seem anything like disco at all, since it wasn’t mean to be, even with Mick, Keith and Ronnie dancing around while they played the song, while both Charlie and Bill were up on the drum rise and they stayed put there throughout the song and video.
How will you rate this video? 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.
At the Stones second poll, we run the Stones album VS matchups each week, and the new question is: Their Satanic Majesties Request vs Goats Head Soup, which album do you like the best?
The Satanic Polls returns this week to the Stones album VS polls, featuring the 1968 LP Their Satanic Majesties Request. In this series, TSMR is doing okay, with a winning record of 9-7, just missing the Top 10 in the standings, in 11th place. This week it takes on 1973’s Goats Head Soup, which has an even better record in this series at 13-3, in 5th place.
Hey, you known what I been saying often enough in the last couple of months, that there really aren’t any great or interesting battles left to run in this VS series, and we are now just trying to get all of the remaining battles finished? Well I was clearly wrong as far as this one will go, as this should be a very good battle and yes, it will be interesting enough to see which of these LPs, released just 5 years apart, will win out while they go up against each other. Hard to believe they were released close to each other when they are 2 totally different LPs. But of course, back in those days, the band released around one studio LP per year. So unlike now where we have to wait a full decade for a new studio album, back when these 2 came out, maybe only 5 years had passed, but there was also their 4 best ever LPs released between these 2, too, and not to mention that things changed big time in the band during this time, personal wise.
So which LP will you go with this week? To see the song list for each album, for Their Satanic Majesties Request, click here: TSMR. For Goat Head’s Soup, click on: GHS.
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: Rate the Rolling Stones video for “I Am Waiting”
Well finally, after 24 of these Stones videos polls have been run, and after I bitched that the Stones videos, unlike the Beatles, or the Rock Video polls, overall doesn’t ever do as well as those other non-Stones video polls do, and then I asked why. Well nobody had an answer to that, other than Stones fans last week were finally generous in their video voting, and for the first time in the 25 poll questions asked about the Stones videos, the top pick wasn’t just rated a “10.0”, but it’s ten rating for the first time reached the highest mark ever seen, and for the first time ever, it did this with more than 30% of the vote! In fact it blew that mark away and almost saw 40% of the vote! To see the exact final results from this poll, click here: Stones Weekly Poll - week 980, poll 1. Or, you can also check out how all of the other videos that we have rated in the past, by going here: Stones Fans Top Pick Lists - Page 2, under “Video Ratings”.
Looking back at last week’s second Stones poll, the question was: Steel Wheels vs The Rolling Stones, Now!, which album do you like the best?
Well last week was yet another one of those landslide victories for one of the LPs. I don’t think I need to say which one, since you already know which one. But to see the final results, just click here:Stones Weekly Poll - week 980, poll 2. Or, you can see the final results and check out the updated, current album standings at the Stones VS Page 1.
Over at the Classic Rock Poll this week we enter poll week 621, 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: Who were the best harmony vocalists singing in a song? (Part 8 of 10)
We are now down to the last 2 parts of this series before we vote on the top songs picked in the first 9 weeks in round 10. This week we once again have another 27 great choices to choose from, and I don’t have to tell ya that just like in the first 7 weeks, it’s not gonna be any easier to pick just one song out of this bunch found in Part 8 (so how come I just did that?).
To cast your vote for this week’s Part 8, 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: “The House of the Rising Sun”: The Animals cover vs Frijid Pink's cover. Which version is better?
This is the second week in a row looking at the old traditional folk song called “The House of the Rising Sun” that’s been covered by many throughout the years, and in both weeks we have looked at the Animals’ 1964 cover, since it’s the most popular version. But yes, many others have covered this old folk song and some would argue that the American band Frijid Pink's 1970’s psychedelic remake, with its fuzz guitar along with the use of the then still new wah-wah pedal, was just as good if not better, as you would never know listening to this version that it was once a folk song. Their cover may not have made it to the #1 spot on the charts, but it was a solid Top 10 U.S. hit, and peaked at number 7 on April 4, 1970, after being released 3 months earlier, just after 1970 had set in. Plus unlike the Animals take which was big in the UK and the U.S., this one was a giant hit all over the word, and it did make it to #1 on some of the European charts.
So which version do you like better? To cast your vote, 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 Part 7 of this question: Who were the best harmony vocalists singing in a song? (Part 7 of 10)
Well, last week surprised me as to what songs didn’t make it for the final round. In fact, this was the first week out of the 7 so far, where there were no ties at all and just 3 songs were selected for round 10.
I noted here last week how I was surprised how the Beatles were doing so poorly in these rounds, with only 2 songs picked up till last week, and I didn’t think their song listed for last week would even make the cut. Well, here are the 3 that did make the grade, they were: “Monday, Monday” - Harmonies by Denny Doherty, Cass Elliot, John and Michelle Phillips (on The Mamas and the Papas song at 5.1%), “California Girls” – Harmonies by Brian, Carl, & Dennis Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston (on The Beach Boys song, at 5%),and yes, the Beatles “Nowhere Man” - Vocal Harmonies by Paul McCartney, John Lennon, and George Harrison (at 4.9%). I was very surprised that the Stones “Wild Horses” didn‘t make it last week, thinking it was one of their best sung songs ever. Yet that also happened in the last few weeks to 5 of the better Beatles songs, too. So what do I know?!
To see the full, final results from last week’s first poll, just click here: Classic Rock Poll 1, week 620.
In last week’s VS Rock poll, we answered this question: “The House of the Rising Sun” by The Animals vs “La Grange” by ZZ Top, which song about a house of prostitution is better?
This one was close, yes indeed. The song I voted for came in second. Which one was that? Just click here to find out: Rock Poll 2, week 620. 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 374 of polling, and ask this new question: Revolver vs Help!, which album do you like the best?”
This week at the Beatles Album VS polls, it’s week 2 of the “The Revolving Polls”, featuring the Beatles’ Revolver LP. As I noted last week there will only be 6 rounds to this one, as Revolver as now already taken part in 7 other battles and sadly there’s only so many Beatle studio LPs to vote on (and listen to). This week Revolver goes up against 1965’s Help!. In its past battles, this LP is even at 3-3 and tied for 7th place.
Now just one note before you vote, unlike as I note at the Stones VS album polls, when we feature an early Stones LP that has a U.S. and UK version, I suggest that you go with whatever LP you know better, since the Stones early LPs that had the same titles but different songs on them, were all great. But that wasn’t the case at all with the Fabs Help! LP. As was always the case, the U.S. Beatles LPs – which the Beatles never wanted released, weren’t as good as their UK albums, and in this case the difference is very obvious, as the U.S. release is the soundtrack from the Beatles movie of the same name, and none of the songs on the U.S. side 2 is Beatles songs or even rock music. So do not consider the U.S. release at all when doing the comparing this week.
To see the song list for each album, for Revolver, click here: Revolver LP. For Help!, click on: Help! LP.
To vote in this Revolving series, please go here: Beatles Weekly Poll.
In last week's Beatles poll we asked: Revolver vs Rubber Soul, which album do you like the best?”
Let me say, this poll last week was as close as it could get…. Well, almost as close as it could get. But did undefeated Revolver keep it’s perfect record and go to 7-0 after being matched up against one of the Beatles most favorite early LP? Well, to see the poll results, just click here: Beatles Weekly Poll – week 373. Or, you can check out the final results at: The Beatles Studio Album's Page, which is located at the domain’s Lennon Site.
So that takes care of yet another poll post for another new week. Nothing really new to talk about here, so I’ll just close this out in the usual way, by thanking all of you for voting in this week and last week’s polls!
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