The results are:
Gold - Shannon (Henry Gross - 1976) (62)
(9G, 4S, 5B, 4T)
Silver - Can’t Fight this Feeling (REO Speedwagon - 1984) (57)
(7G, 6S, 2B, 7T)
Bronze - The More I Am (Dennis Locorriere - 2000) (52)
(1G, 9S, 9B, 3T)
Tin - Me and the Elephants (Bobby Goldsboro - 1977) (49)
(4G, 5S, 5B, 8T)
Thank you again to the 22 voters.
And thanks to D.A.N for being my scrutineer.
It was the second closest week for the year, with 13 points between first and last.
'Can't Fight this Feeling', from 1984, was the biggest polariser of voter opinion.
Personally, I believe it's a great song, but the 1980s are the Bermuda Triangle in this comp. Songs rarely come back!
148 songs recorded in the 1980s have been used in the first six seasons.
Only 21 have won their week (and only four of those 21 made play-offs).
Of those 21, artists include Brian Wilson (three), Carl Wilson (three), Roy Orbison (three), The Everly Brothers (two), The Beach Boys (two - including one in an all '80s week), John Lennon and The Kinks.
Iconic acts all but hardly associated with the 1980s.
Then there are 'Hungry Heart' (Bruce Springsteen - all '80s/'90s week), 'Everybody Wants to Rule the World' (Tears for Fears - in an all '80s week), 'Tired of Toeing the Line' (Rocky Burnette - yet another all '80s week), 'There She Goes' (The La's - up against all '90s songs) and Happy Hour (The Housemartins - beat songs from '95, '81 and 2008).
That leaves 'When Doves Cry' (Prince). It won with 49 points, six points ahead of the Tin, in the closest week we had until last year.
Of the 148 songs, only 20 have made play-offs.
None have won their play-off.
Seven have made Tin play-offs. Best result: 2nd place - 'One for the Boys' (Brian Wilson - 1988).
The rest - 3rd (The Everly Brothers with The Beach Boys), 5th (Brian Wilson), 5th (Randy Newman), 8th (The Beach Boys), 10th (The Beach Boys) and 10th (Green on Red).
Six have made Bronze play-offs. Best result: 3rd place - 'California Dreamin'' (The Beach Boys - 1986) and 3rd place - 'Money for Nothing' (Dire Straits - 1985).
The rest - 6th (Dan Fogelberg), 7th (The Beach Boys), 9th (Rosanne Cash), 9th (Elvis Costello).
Three have made Silver play-offs. Best result: 6th place - 'Southern Cross' (Crosby, Stills & Nash - 1982).
The rest - 8th (The Everly Brothers - a live version of a song originally recorded in 1958) and 9th (Billy Joel).
One has made a Preliminary Final, come 3rd, and advanced to the Gold Play-Off. It was 'In Dreams' (Roy Orbison - a 1988 live recording of a song originally recorded in 1963).
Four have made Gold play-offs. Best result: 5th place - 'In Dreams' (as above).
The rest - 8th for 'Love and Mercy' (Brian Wilson - 1988), 9th for 'You Got It' (Roy Orbison - 1989) and 10th for 'Do It Again' (The Kinks - 1984).
If you're going to select a song from the 1980s, buyer beware!
'Me and the Elephants' scored the most points for a Tin this season.
It looks set for the Tin Play-Off.
'The More I Am' is an outside chance of qualifying for the Bronze Play-Off. Its percentage might be too low.
But I hope it does. Former Blueboarder Dennis Locorriere is aware that it was in competition this week.
If you get a chance to see him live, now touring using the Dr Hook name, I recommend it highly.
The guy's voice has not changed and he is a fantastic showman.
Personally, I hope more hosts decide to go with no theme.
It sure seems to make for a close week if the songs chosen are of a similar standard instead of only satisfying a 'theme', sometimes regardless of standard.
Plus it also means less clips posted during the week, which should allow voters to concentrate more on the songs up for evaluation and also enabling those following on tablets to participate more fully.
Anyway, that's it for Week 20.
Please support Cantina's Week 21. It's his first time in the chair since Week 38 of Season III.
This week is now closed.