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Lisa G/TS

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My top 10 Tins for the descending order (start with the best, followed by the rest): 

1. My World Is Empty Without You
2. Living in the City
(Someone's a sucka for Motown, hmmm?)

3. Me and the Elephants
4. Girls Just Want To Have Fun

5. Tennessee Whiskey
6. Honey

7. Fever
8. Here She Comes

9. Crazy Horses
10. Keeping the Summer Alive

Cantina Margarita

Posts: 347
Reply with quote  #17 

Servus everybody,

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.






David W

Posts: 466
Reply with quote  #18 
My votes , best to rest :

1)My World Is Empty Without You
2)Living for the City
3)Crazy Horses
4)Keepin’ the Summer Alive
5)Girls Just Want to Have Fun
6)Here She Comes
8)Tennessee Whiskey
9)Me and the Elephants


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Posts: 1,951
Reply with quote  #19 
The worst of the best, or the best of the worst, 10 being the worst.
1 - My World Is Empty Without You
2 - Living for the City
3 - Girls Just Want to Have Fun
4 - Fever
5 - Tennessee Whiskey
6 - Honey
7 - Here She Comes
8 - Keepin’ the Summer Alive
9 - Crazy Horses
10 - Me and the Elephants

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 . . .”

Al Forsyth

Posts: 3,661
Reply with quote  #20 
Get your reggae on:

LOVE this - strings are up and Bonnie's honking sax is less in the mix:

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A diamond necklace played the pawn...

Posts: 1,194
Reply with quote  #21 
It's the stannums.  Tin-nitus week.  No, really.  Was my early Christmas present.

Living for the City 10 points
Here She Comes  9
My World Is Empty Without You 8
Girls Just Want to Have Fun 7
Keepin’ the Summer Alive 6
Fever 5
Honey 4
Tennessee Whiskey  3
Me and the Elephants 2
Crazy Horses 1
Darren J. Ray

Posts: 3,431
Reply with quote  #22 
Thank you very much to kds, Graciegirl, Lisa, Cantina, David, Deb and DAN for the last of the votes. 

kds, a first 1st place for 'Here She Comes'. 

Graciegirl, a first 1st place for 'Honey'. 

Cantina, the other contenders in the week that featured 'Girls Just Want to Have Fun' were 'Good to My Baby (The Beach Boys), 'School Day' (Chuck Berry) and 'You Didn't Have to Be So Nice' (The Lovin' Spoonful). You gave Chuck your Gold that week, Cyndi your Silver, Spoonful your Bronze and Beach Boys (the winners) your Tin. 

If huge hits were translated into votes, 'Honey' and 'Girls Just Want to Have Fun' would street the rest this week!

Al, some of the videos you've posted this week are blocked here, but I'll be sure to watch the Florence Ballard doco. 

Okay, here come the results....

Darren J. Ray

Posts: 3,431
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Results from Week 1 of the Play-Offs (Battle of the Tins)...

Hi everyone.

Here are the results from Week 1 of the Play-Offs (the Battle of the Tins):-

1. My World Is Empty Without You (The Supremes - 1965) (four 1st places) - 133
2. Living for the City (single edit) (Stevie Wonder - 1973) (four 1st places) - 125
3. Girls Just Want to Have Fun (Cyndi Lauper - 1983) (three 1st places) - 117
4. Here She Comes (The Beach Boys - 1972) (one 1st place) - 97
5. Tennessee Whiskey (Chris Stapleton - 2015) (one 1st place) - 95
6. Fever (The McCoys - 1965) (one 1st place) - 88
7. Honey (Bobby Goldsboro - 1968) (one 1st place) - 75
8. Crazy Horses (The Osmonds - 1972) (one 1st place) - 70
9. Keepin’ the Summer Alive (The Beach Boys - 1980) (nil 1st places) - 68
10. Me and the Elephants (Bobby Goldsboro - 1977) (one 1st place) - 67

Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote.

We had 17 voters for the week.

Special thanks to D.A.N for scrutinising the votes for me.

Congratulations to Al Forsyth who selected ‘My World Is Empty Without You’ in his strong Week 28.

The songs that beat The Supremes in that week were ‘Surf’s Up’ (The Beach Boys - 1966 & 1971/2011), ‘Suspicious Minds’ (Elvis Presley - 1969) and ‘Honky Tonk Women (The Rolling Stones - 1969).

Well done also to Larry Franz who selected the songs that finished in 2nd and 3rd places this week.

‘My World is Empty Without You’ is the third Supremes song in the Battle and their second to win a play-off.

Their history:

Stop! In the Name of Love (a Bronze in Week 2 of Season I, 1st in Bronze Play-Off* - Wow! Great Concert!),
You Keep Me Hangin’ On (a Silver in Week 32 of Season IV - Roy Rogers),
My World is Empty Without You (a Tin in Week 28 of Season VII, 1st in Tin Play-Off - Al Forsyth)

* ‘Stop!....’ did not progress in the play-offs (into the Preliminary Final) as the song that beat it in Week 2 – ‘Gimme Shelter’ (The Rolling Stones) – featured in the Silver Play-Off and only finished 5th.

Over the past seven years, the winners of the Tin Play-Off have been:

Season I - ‘I Do’ (The Beach Boys) (Prodigal Son)
Season II - ‘It Ain’t Me, Babe’ (The Turtles) (Michael F. Becher)
Season III - ‘Silence is Golden’ (live) (The Tremeloes) (t Bedford)
Season IV - ‘Mona Lisa’ (Nat King Cole) (Jo McGuire)
Season V - ‘Back in the U.S.S.R.’ (The Beatles) (Jo McGuire)
Season VI - ‘Silence is Golden’ (The Four Seasons) (Deb#1)
Season VII - ‘My World is Empty Without You’ (The Supremes) (Al Forsyth)

Polariser of the Week?

There were PLENTY!

The lowest placing for ‘My World is Empty Without You’ was a 7th (from NotJermia). Beyond that, it was a model of consistency. It was the only song to not feature in anyone’s bottom 3. It was in nine of the seventeen voters’ Top 3.

The only songs to not score a 10th place from a voter were ‘My World is Empty Without You’, ‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun’ and ‘Here She Comes’.

The most 10th places was ‘Crazy Horses’ with five.

Perhaps noteworthy, four of those were from US voters who were unable to watch the clip of the Osmonds performing the song. Maybe clips do play a part in some people’s assessment. It was the only song of the 10 that had had a previous entry in the Battle, way back in Season I in Pete Simpson’s Week 43, where it had won the Silver when he was able to use the clip of the group performing it.

It was not a great week for horses, elephants or puppies!

‘Crazy Horses’ (four voters had it in their Top 3, nine voters had it in their bottom 3), ‘Me and the Elephants’ (four and ten) and ‘Honey’ (three and seven) all polarised voter opinion, as did ‘Tennessee Whiskey’ (five and five), ‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun’ (seven and three) and ‘Living in the City’ (eleven and three).

The only songs with, generally, a tepid reaction from voters were ‘Fever’ and ‘Here She Comes’.

It was the most songs (nine) with at least one 1st place vote in seven seasons of the Tin Play-Offs.

The only song to not score a 1st place was the 9th placed ‘Keepin’ the Summer Alive’. Cindy Hood, its host in Week 31, gave it its highest score, a 2nd place. No other voter had it in their Top 3. Nine had it in their bottom 3.

Alas, this is the end of the line for ‘My World is Empty Without You’ now as the system does not allow the Tin winner to progress further in the play-offs – remember, we are simply searching for the ultimate Gold, Silver & Bronze songs of the year.

The competition now starts in earnest as we push on to, presumably, a higher standard batch of songs - the Battle of the Bronzes.

Please know that your vote in it could make a big difference, with repercussions felt throughout the remainder of the play-offs.

In 2010 (Season I), we had a tie for 1st place. In 2011, one point separated 1st & 2nd place. In 2013, we again had a tie for first place, separated by a single 1st place using a countback. And in 2015, there were just two points separating 1st and 2nd.

Whichever song wins advances, AND the two songs that beat it in its original week are re-introduced, unless the Silver song from their week, in its own right, also qualifies for the Silver Play-Off and doesn’t win. (Hint – there are two Bronze songs this week where that scenario might come into play.)

This week is now closed.


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