and a very happy new year from the deeply frozen Ruhr river.
Here‘s my tin recycling votes.
*** Over the tops ***
1. Girls Just Want to Have Fun (Cyndi Lauper - 1983) (44, 22.00) (Week 24 - Larry Franz)
… the only song I‘m really familiar with, if not even grown up with. Wouldn‘t have been too surprised to find it in the gold competition. An iconic hit, one of the greatest of the 1980s, at least where I live. A wasted overall winning song. I‘m going to read back what were the competitors in its week, and I predict I will elect that week‘s #1 my season winner.
*** Best of the rest ***
2. Tennessee Whiskey (Chris Stapleton - 2015) (42 votes, 23.33%) (Week 11 - Tom Tobben)
yet unknown to me, very nice, the song I get the far most from this week. A bit Princy Purply Rainy. Thanks for the memory, RIP.
3. Living for the City (single edit) (Stevie Wonder - 1973) (38, 20.00) (Week 36 - Larry Franz)
way underproduced, blackest black, ambitioned. And by 100% Stevie, too. But why the heck didn‘t he spend more time finishing it ? The squeaker in the back, is that Jacko ?
4. My World Is Empty Without You (The Supremes - 1965) (39.5, 19.75) (Week 28 - Al Forsyth)
there was a stellar remake of it, by Amy W. called „Valerie“. Therefore quite nice, but not more.
5. Fever (The McCoys - 1965) (40, 19.05) (Week 19 - t Bedford)
of course I‘m familiar with this song too. But this rendition could have been done better by any medium-gifted college band, even in the mid sixties. But after all, an indistructable song.
6. Here She Comes (The Beach Boys - 1972) (43, 22.63) (Week 27 - bonnie bella)
by The Formula F*ckers
thanks to Blondie + Ricky, quite likeable. Reminds me a bit lof Lennon‘s „How Do You Sleep“. But a class difference like ECHL to NHL.
7. Me and the Elephants (Bobby Goldsboro - 1977) (49, 22.27) (Week 20 - Darren J. Ray)
Not bad, but just another sentimental ballad. Can you really get back your any ex with an approach like this ?
8. Crazy Horses (The Osmonds - 1972) (43, 20.48) (Week 37 - Darren J. Ray)
oh my God, what garbage. Hard rock with a brass section. But you really CAN do it, here‘something real in that style and from that time. Made in the Netherlands.
*** under the flops ***
9. Honey (Bobby Goldsboro - 1968) (37, 21.76) (Week 33 - Cindy Hood)
can‘t write anything due to all the sobbing. He loved her so …
10. Keepin’ the Summer Alive (The Beach Boys - 1980) (41, 21.58) (Week 31 - Cindy Hood)
not funny, not nice, only ridiculous, sorry Carl. The Beach Boys at their deepest depth. Not worth all the overdubbing.
Read you next week, looking forward to.