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Darren J. Ray

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Hi everyone.  

 
Welcome to the Season VII Battle of the Bands Play-Off Week 2. 


This week features the 10 highest ranked songs that were voted third place in their respective weeks - the Bronze medal winners.


If any host wishes to know where your choices finished in the rankings, by all means drop me a line at darren_j_ray@hotmail.com or just ask away here.


Here are the nominees for this week:-

Set Me on Fire (Missy Higgins - 2012) (54 votes, 27.00%) (Week 13 - Darren J. Ray)

Here Comes Summer (The Dave Clark Five - 1970) (50, 23.81) (Week 17 - t Bedford)

Be My Baby (The Ronettes - 1963) (57, 25.91) (Week 18 - Cindy Hood)

Don’t Get Around Much Anymore (Paul McCartney - 1988) (50, 23.81) (Week 19 - t Bedford)

The More I Am (Dennis Locorriere - 2000) (52, 23.64) (Week 20 - Darren J. Ray)

Trans-Canada Highway (Gene Pitney - 1975) (53, 25.24) (Week 25 - Darren J. Ray)

Get Up, Stand Up (The Wailers - 1973) (52, 24.76) (Week 26 - Cindy Hood)

It Ain’t Necessarily So (Brian Wilson - 2010) (46, 24.21) (Week 27 - bonnie bella)

Sunrise (The Who - 1966) (48, 24.00) (Week 29 - Larry Franz)

As Long as He Needs Me (Georgia Brown, from Oliver! - 1960) (48, 24.00) (Week 30 - paul g adsett)

 

The clips have been posted below. 


Throughout the play-offs, I will list all links previously used by the respective hosts excepting where clips have been taken down for copyright infringement or when clips with improved audio have become available. 

 

I have sought the approval of substitute clips from the hosts whose selections this has affected.

 

All clips this week are the originals used by the hosts.

 

Now if any of these links do not work for you, just let me know and we’ll endeavour to find an alternative clip.


As per previous seasons, I ask you to vote using either one of three methods.


Ideally, people will vote 1-10 (in their order of preference).


If this appeals to you, you can copy and paste the titles (just below) into your post and put next to each song your order (1 = favourite song, 10 = least favourite song).


Otherwise, feel free to just vote for your top 3 or top 5 in order. (The songs you don't rate will then be allotted equal points of the remainder.)

 

It should be noted that this week’s winner is not automatically ‘Bronze Song of the Year’.

 

A win simply means it will go on to compete in the Preliminary Final in Week 4, along with the two songs that beat it in its original week (but not if the song that won Silver from their week, in its own right, also qualifies for the Silver Play-Off and doesn’t win). 


Again, please know that your vote in it could make a big difference, with repercussions felt throughout the remainder of the play-offs. One person’s vote could change the composition of the rest 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.

 
See you next Monday (with the results). 


We will then gravitate to the Battle of the Silvers.

 

Set Me on Fire
Here Comes Summer
Be My Baby
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
The More I Am
Trans-Canada Highway
Get Up, Stand Up
It Ain’t Necessarily So
Sunrise
As Long as He Needs Me

 

Set Me on Fire (Missy Higgins - 2012)

 

Here Comes Summer (The Dave Clark Five - 1970)

 

Be My Baby (The Ronettes - 1963)

 

Don’t Get Around Much Anymore (Paul McCartney - 1988)

 

The More I Am (Dennis Locorriere - 2000)

 

Trans-Canada Highway (Gene Pitney - 1975)

 

Get Up, Stand Up (The Wailers - 1973)

 

It Ain’t Necessarily So (Brian Wilson - 2010)

 

Sunrise (The Who - 1966)

 

As Long as He Needs Me (Georgia Brown, from Oliver! - 1960)

 

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The now completed tin choices almost seem like a stronger batch when one merely looks at the bronze 'titles' and options contained here-in.

This is gonna take some time to figure out.  Like 'Arnold' S..."I'll be baawk."  [And they say numbers never lie!!! [rolleyes] ]
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Set Me on Fire - 10
Here Comes Summer - 5
Be My Baby - 1
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore - 9
The More I Am - 7
Trans-Canada Highway - 6
Get Up, Stand Up - 8
It Ain’t Necessarily So - 2
Sunrise - 3
As Long as He Needs Me - 4

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1.  Be My Baby (The Ronettes - 1963) (57, 25.91) (Week 18 - Cindy Hood) - Masterpiece

2.  Sunrise (The Who - 1966) (48, 24.00) (Week 29 - Larry Franz) - An extremely overlooked song by one of the great bands of all time.  

3.  Get Up, Stand Up (The Wailers - 1973) (52, 24.76) (Week 26 - Cindy Hood)

4.  It Ain’t Necessarily So (Brian Wilson - 2010) (46, 24.21) (Week 27 - bonnie bella) - Almost cracked my top 3.  

5.  Here Comes Summer (The Dave Clark Five - 1970) (50, 23.81) (Week 17 - t Bedford)


6.  Don’t Get Around Much Anymore (Paul McCartney - 1988) (50, 23.81) (Week 19 - t Bedford) - Pretty good 

7. Trans-Canada Highway (Gene Pitney - 1975) (53, 25.24) (Week 25 - Darren J. Ray)

8.  As Long as He Needs Me (Georgia Brown, from Oliver! - 1960) (48, 24.00) (Week 30 - paul g adsett)


9.  The More I Am (Dennis Locorriere - 2000) (52, 23.64) (Week 20 - Darren J. Ray)

10. Set Me on Fire (Missy Higgins - 2012) (54 votes, 27.00%) (Week 13 - Darren J. Ray) - Too cold.  



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It's not too hard to predict which song will win this week, even if Mr. Wilson doesn't vote.

1) Sunrise, The Who

2) Be My Baby, The Ronettes

3) It Ain't Necessarily So, Brian Wilson

4) Get Up, Stand Up, Bob Marley & the Wailers

5) As Long As He Needs Me, Georgia Brown

6) Set Me on Fire, Missy Higgins

7) Here Comes Summer, The Dave Clark Five

8) Don’t Get Around Much Anymore, The Cute One

9) Trans-Canada Highway, Gene Pitney

10) The More I Am, Dennis Locorriere

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OK...So...here we go...beginning with the top 3...followed by the Tin men...and women. 

1)  Golden ... Get Up, Stand Up, Bob Marley & the Wailers  This song actually stands for something meaningful.  How unique.  [Well maybe not for Bob...but generally unique for the music mainstream people buy.]

2)  Silver ... Sunrise, The Who.  Well...it's hard to beat Pete and the Boys...especially with someone else's song... ... ... and so...#

3)   Bronzed ... It Ain't Necessarily So, Brian D. Wilson.  Still on the Podium
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4)   Be My Baby, The Ronettes.  Not quite.  Brian perfected the 'wall'.  Phil only found it.  Brian's, as it turns out, is THE GREAT WALL.

5)   The More I Am, Dennis Locorriere.  Coulda used about 2 tads more Dennis.  Drop in for a visit some time.  It's been awhile.  

6)   Here Comes Summer, The Dave Clark Five.  The 'other quintet' with a Dennis, David and Mike.  But No Brian, Carl or Al for that matter.

7)   Don’t Get Around Much Anymore, Sir Paul.  Had to release something. Let's pretend it has that soviet mystique.  Why?

8)  Trans-Canada Highway, Gene Pitney.  Even though I've driven [parts of] the highway thousands of times... ... ... Gene hasn't.

9)   As Long As He Needs Me, Georgia Brown.  He obviously doesn't.  [I don't think he even voted.  For you.]

10)  Set Me on Fire, Missy Higgins.  At #10...y'already burnt Missy.  Those asbestos undies ain't gonna help ya.

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I’m beginning to remember how these playoff battles become increasingly hard to rank over the progression from Tin to Gold.

1 – Be My Baby (Cindy always picks a good one!)

2 – Sunrise

3 – Get Up, Stand Up

4 – It Ain’t Necessarily So

5 – Don’t Get Around Much Anymore

6 – Here Comes Summer

7 - Set Me on Fire

8 - The More I Am

9 – Trans-Canada Highway

10 - As Long as He Needs Me


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Bronze age play-ins:
1) Be My Baby – Only Gold of this bronze-age week
2) Get Up, Stand Up – Bob and the boys get the second
3) It Ain’t Necessarily So – Brian does a quality job with this
4) Sunrise – I have never, ever played “The Who Sell Out” but this is good – what a talent Mr. Townshend and company are/were
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Quality line^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
5) The More I Am – from Dennis, who used to post here!
6) Set Me On Fire – Nice
7) As Long as He Needs Me - kinda swoozy
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ The mid-packers^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
8) Don’t Get Around Much Anymore – Sir Duke wouldn’t be proud
9)  Here Comes Summer – and there it goes
10) Trans-Canada Highway – any Gene Pitney but this!  
^^^^^^^^^^^ Shoulda been in the tin week^^^^^^^^^^^^

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Season 7: Big Bronze Ones:

01 It Ain’t Necessarily So
02 Here Comes Summer

03 Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
04 Be My Baby

05 Sunrise
06 Trans-Canada Highway
07 Get Up, Stand Up
08 Set Me on Fire
09
The More I Am
10 As Long as He Needs Me

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This week is a bit of a tangle, but let's see what I can do.

1.  The Ronnettes.  Predictably.

2.  Brian, aka; The Man.  It's a song that grows on you and caught my ear first on the Reimagination album.  I think he sounds funky and cool, oh, and a little bit sexy.  [crazy]

3.  Bob Marley.  I'm with you on this one Lee, a good song and a good message.  Sadly, this song got overplayed in my distinctly dodgy youth.

4.  Paul McCartney.  Another good song introduced through the battle.  I recall quite liking this one when t introduced it.  Don't think it got my gold, but close.  The only thing that I don't like about it is that it exemplifies the "nana" music Paul is sometimes accused of in his solo career.  It sort of goes nowhere, and can actually induce a cup 'o tea and afternoon nap if played too loud.

5.  The Who.  We won't get into the Who's Where's and Why's, or any Milton Bradley games of the 80's.  While Paul wanders, these guys truly get lost.

6.  Mr Pitney.  Let's get you home, Gene.

7.  Missy Higgins.  She's got some pretty good stuff, but this feels like formula.  (Does she say "Take my brain and break it in two?"  Ouch.)

8. The Dave Clarke Two-Plus-Three.  I hope I didn't like this song much when I voted earlier.  Today it sounds like nails on a blackboard.

9.  Dennis.  A much more soothing song.  Have I already had a cup 'o tea and a nap?

10. Rock Bottom.  Apart from having great hair, and very obviously a great voice, Georgia does not rate for me.  At 58 seconds in, I cringe every single time.





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Darren J. Ray

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Thanks very much to Cindy, kds, Prof, Lee, Deb, Al, t and bonnie for the votes and comments so far. 
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1. The More I Am (Dennis Locorriere - 2000)
I adore this. One of my favourite songs of all time, masterfully written and delivered by our former Blueboarder, Dennis. I think it’s his finest, and it is very special to me. The lyrics are economical but perfect. Discovered it when I saw him live in concert in 2000. Have now seen him five times, most recently last October at Jupiters Casino. Anyone who can do a 10 minute version of ‘When You’re in Love With a Beautiful Woman’ and make it thoroughly entertaining is a great showman. Thanks for such a beautiful song, Dennis.

2. Be My Baby (The Ronettes - 1963)
Just a great record. And, yes, as Pete said back in Season III, Carnie & Wendy must be really sick of it! My show does this one so I have heard the song countless times. It would still win most of my weeks here. So influential and so used. Remember in Moonlighting when David Addison and Maddie Hayes got it on for the first time? This started playing!

3. Trans-Canada Highway (Gene Pitney - 1975)
To my knowledge, Gene’s last big hit in Australia. In fact, I’m told it went to #1 here in Brisbane. And it was a hit only in our country. So you think he would’ve done it at every concert he did here. Nope! I saw Gene live 10 times and I think he did it twice, and not at all in the last few years. It’s a great record. An adulterous tale. Bad Gene! How’s that rhythm section? Listen for the bass on the pre-chorus. Or those answering violins in the second verse. Gene used locals for the string section here in concert, and I laughed one time when Maurice Merry, his MD, gave the two nervous girls a ‘well done’ look mid-song once they’d pulled it off. My band has closed with this song for many years. It’s very popular and a great end to a show. RIP Uncle Gene.

4. Set Me on Fire (Missy Higgins - 2012)
This is an earworm. I have listened to it on repeat for hours on end. Not necessarily a fan of hers but you might be rewarded if you check out her catalogue. Very Aussie accent, appealing in a strange way, and this song has a captivating melody.

Then a long way back….

5. As Long as He Needs Me (Georgia Brown, from Oliver! - 1960)
I’m a sucker for musicals and have seen a few productions of Oliver!, although my fave from that is ‘Who Will Buy?’. On record, I was only familiar with Shirley Bassey’s big hit. But this is great. Makes me despise Oliver Reed even more! I loved Paul’s story of going to see the play, too.

6. It Ain’t Necessarily So (Brian Wilson - 2010)
Great song, acceptably done.

Then much further back….

7. Here Comes Summer (The Dave Clark Five - 1970)
I always thought this band was regarded as a bit of a joke everywhere but in the US. And, yeah, I think I know my history. Decent sound but song of no consequence. It’s not ‘Summer Means Fun’ or ‘I Got a Line on You’ or ‘There She Goes’ or even ‘She May Call You Up Tonight’. The three key changes are an indication that the group knew it was basically dull.

8. Don’t Get Around Much Anymore (Paul McCartney - 1988)
Think I prefer Willie Nelson’s straight cover. It’s a better song than the previous but harder on my ears. Mercifully ends just when you think it’s about to go on. I don’t know, Paul’s covers rarely hit the spot with me.

9. Sunrise (The Who - 1966)
Vanilla sky. Never had my interest.

10. Get Up, Stand Up (The Wailers - 1973)
Respect but it’s not on my playlist. Boring. I don’t do reggae, maan. 

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Not too inspired by most of these to be honest...

 8.Set Me on Fire
3.Here Comes Summer
2.Be My Baby
7.Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
9.The More I Am
6.Trans-Canada Highway
10,Get Up, Stand Up
1.It Ain’t Necessarily So
5.Sunrise
4.As Long as He Needs Me
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My top three bronze votes:

1. Be My Baby - Ronettes

2. It Ain’t Necessarily So - Brian Wilson

3. The More I Am - Dennis Locorriere

Thanks Darren!
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   Season 7 week 2 playoffs bronze...

                 1)Sunrise...........Absolutely love this song !

                 2)Be my Baby........great oldie and Brian's fav

                 3)Here Comes Summer....Nice summer track

                 4)Get up Stand Up......One of Marleys energizers

                 5)It Ain't Necessarily So...A very good version

                                                        some good ones here !


               
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