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All great songs, so ranking  from best best to just best:

      Gold – The Byrds, "Eight Miles High"
      Silver – The Beach Boys, "That's Not Me"
      Bronze – Stevie Wonder, "Living for the City"
      Tin – Jan and Dean, "Surf City"
Forget the city, I always out in the country was the place to be.

I try hard to be strong
But sometimes I fail myself
And after all I've promised you
So faithfully
You still believe in me
I wanna cry . . .”

Darren J. Ray

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Terrific, Tom. [thumb] 

Classic Cantina! [rofl]
paul g adsett

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before it finishes up this week,
i meant to add this tale earlier,
with the news of bobby vee's demise.
this is from a chap who i'm very, very pleased to be able to call a good friend
- mr bob lind (currently resident of boca raton, florida)
who had a massive hit in 1966 with 'bright elusive butterfly',
'rediscovered' in uk by jarvis cocker and richard hawley
- still writes exceedingly good songs
and still has a very, very fine voice:

'Bobby Vee has died, my first friend in L.A. Despite his stardom, he was humble, authentic and generous.. When we met, we hit it off instantly, I growled at him and said: "I've always hated you. My high school girlfriend had a crush on you.".He laughed and said, "I know how it is. My girlfriend Swooned over Johnny Ray." He helped me a lot. When I started coming back into music, he spent hours on the phone with me, suggesting ways to get reconnected. He is missed.'

here's a track by bob that sort of fits the theme this week
(though 'home' isn't a specified city / town / village...
and was not only the b side of otway & barrett's hit 'really free'
but became part of  a 'punk rock opera' 'cheryl' by
john otway & brighton punk poet attila the stockbroker 
here's 'cheryl's goin' home'
John E

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Here's my order (though all for are classics):

1, Byrds

2.Beach Boys

3, Jan & Dean

4. Stevie Wonder
Larry Franz

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Thanks to Deb & John E. for our final votes and to everyone else who participated. 

It was a close race all week between the Beach Boys and the Byrds, with Jan and Dean in the running early on, and Stevie Wonder recovering a bit at the end.

With 19 voters:

Gold -- The Byrds, "Eight Miles High" -- 54 points (6-G, 8-S, 1-B, 4-T)

Silver -- The Beach Boys, "That's Not Me" -- 53 points (6-G, 4-S, 8-B, 1-T)

Bronze -- Jan and Dean, "Surf City" -- 45 points (5-G, 4-S, 3-B, 7-T)

Tin -- Stevie Wonder, "Living for the City" -- 38 points (2-G, 3-S, 7-B, 7-T)

Lastly, one more tune about a place with people and buildings:

The Rolling Stones, "Factory Girl", Beggars Banquet, 1968

And it's off to the races!

Lee Marshall

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Somebody gave 'That's Not Me' a tin?



A tin?

Larry Franz

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Lee -- Yes, one of us gave Tin to "That's Not Me", but with deep sadness, stating that the decision was razor-thin. 

Getting someone to vote with deep sadness: A worthy goal for all future hosts. [smile]

Lee Marshall

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Al... ... ...


Thanks for the note on Linda Ronstadt. Darren.  I had her 'misdiagnosed'.  Parkinson's is right and I knew that but it slipped my memory.  A close cousin as the article points out.

Darren J. Ray

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Well done, Larry.

The scores are in the book.

It was the third entry for The Byrds and their first Gold.

Their record:

Chestnut Mare (a Silver in Week 3 of Season II - Roy Roger Bridge),
So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star (a Silver in Week 38 of Season VI - Deb#1),
Eight Miles High (a Gold in Week 36 of Season VII - Larry Franz)

To reiterate, 12 of the 16 tracks associated with Pet Sounds have now featured in at least one battle.

‘That’s Not Me’ becomes the only one of those 12 to not win a regular week so far. (John E, your last gasp vote was its undoing!)

‘I Just Wasn’t Made for These Times’ also won the Silver in a week (beaten by 13.5 points by ‘In My Life’ by The Beatles), but won a week previously (see below).

'That's Not Me' and 'I Know There's an Answer' are the only tracks of those 12 to not qualify for play-offs. 

The record:

Wouldn't It Be Nice (a Gold in Week 24 of Season III, 1st (annual Gold) in Gold Play-Off3rd in the Ultimate Battle - Cindy Hood),

You Still Believe in Me (a Gold in Week 9 of Season IV - Verden McCutcheon; a Gold in Week 14 of Season VII - Larry Franz),

That’s Not Me (a Silver in Week 36 of Season VII - Larry Franz),

Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder) (a Gold in Week 2 of Season I, 5th in Preliminary Final - Wow! Great Concert; a Gold in Week 35 of Season VI, 2nd (annual Silver) in Gold Play-Off - Deb#1),

Sloop John B (a Gold in Week 32 of Season I, 10th in Gold Play-Off - Prodigal Son),

God Only Knows (a Gold in Week 7 of Season II, 1st (annual Gold) in Gold Play-Off1st in the Ultimate Battle - Cynthia D. Hood),

I Know There's an Answer (a Gold in Week 29 of Season I - Al Forsyth),

Here Today (a Gold in Week 15 of Season V, 7th in Gold Play-Off - Roy Rogers),

I Just Wasn't Made for These Times (a Gold in Week 31 of Season II, 4th in Gold Play-Off - Al Forsyth; a Silver in Week 40 of Season V - Tom Tobben),

Caroline, No (a Gold in Week 33 of Season I, 8th in Gold Play-Off - Joy B; a Gold in Week 11 of Season III (still the only song to ever receive unanimous Golds in a week), 6th in Preliminary Final - Al Forsyth; a Gold in Week 10 of Season VII - Deb#1)

A cover of 'Caroline, No' by Tony Clef won a Gold in Week 5 of Season II and finished 10th in the Preliminary Final (John Potter).

A live version of 'Let's Go Away for Awhile', performed by Brian Wilson in 2000, won a Silver in Week 22 of Season II (Deborah O'Neill).

A live version of 'Pet Sounds', performed by Brian Wilson in 2002, won a Gold in Week 6 of Season VII (Lisa G/TS) and may make this season's play-offs.

‘Surf City’ was the sixth Jan and Dean entry in the Battle.

Their record:

Like a Summer Rain (a Tin in Week 30 of Season I, 6th in Tin Play-Off - Verden McCutcheon),
Three Window Coupe (a Bronze in Week 31 of Season III - t Bedford),  
Dead Man’s Curve (a Bronze in Week 12 of Season V, 4th in Bronze Play-Off - Darren J. Ray),
Ride the Wild Surf (a Silver in Week 31 of Season V - Verden McCutcheon),
The Little Old Lady from Pasadena (a Bronze in Week 37 of Season V, 2nd in Bronze Play-Off - snoops71),
Surf City (a Bronze in Week 36 of Season VII - Larry Franz)

‘Living for the City’ is Stevie Wonder’s third entry.

His record:

I Wish (a Gold in Week 17 of Season IV, 5th in Preliminary Final - D.A.N).
Heaven Help Us All (a Bronze in Week 7 of Season VII - BrianFan),
Living for the City (single edit) (a Tin in Week 36 of Season VII - Larry Franz)

It is an outside chance of making this year’s Tin Play-Off. 

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