Results from Week 2 of the Play-Offs (Battle of the Bronzes)...
Here are the results from Week 2 of the Play-Offs (the Battle of the Bronzes):-
1. Be My Baby (The Ronettes - 1963) (nine 1st places) - 174
2. It Ain’t Necessarily So (Brian Wilson - 2010) (five 1st places) - 151
3. Sunrise (The Who - 1966) (two 1st places) - 124
4. Get Up, Stand Up (The Wailers - 1973) (one 1st place) - 118
5. The More I Am (Dennis Locorriere - 2000) (two 1st places) - 90
6. Here Comes Summer (The Dave Clark Five - 1970) (nil 1st places) - 89
7. Set Me on Fire (Missy Higgins - 2012) (nil 1st places) - 80
8. Don’t Get Around Much Anymore (Paul McCartney - 1988) (nil 1st places) - 80
9. As Long as He Needs Me (Georgia Brown, from Oliver! - 1960) (nil 1st places) - 70
10. Trans-Canada Highway (Gene Pitney - 1975) (nil 1st places) - 69
Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote.
We had 19 voters for the week.
Special thanks to D.A.N for scrutinising the votes for me.
Congratulations to Cindy Hood who selected 'Be My Baby' in her strong Week 18.
It now progresses to the Preliminary Final (Week 4).
The songs that beat ‘Be My Baby’ in Week 18 – ‘The Warmth of the Sun’ (Brian Wilson) and ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ (George Gershwin) – neither of which qualified in their own right for play-offs, are now re-introduced into that Preliminary Final.
The top three from that week will then play off in the Battle of the Golds.
In theory, Cindy may have picked the Gold, Silver & Bronze (1st, 2nd & 3rd) songs of the year in the same week but time will tell!
It is the seventh play-off that a song selected by Cindy has won, which is a host record. (Jo McGuire had six.)
It is the second time around for ‘Be My Baby’.
In Season III, it finished in 4th place in the Gold Play-Off so must be a chance again.
The Ronettes' Battle record so far is:
(The Best Part of) Breakin' Up (a Tin in Week 21 of Season II - David Wilson),
Be My Baby (a Gold in Week 35 of Season III, 4th in Gold Play-Off - Sue Schlichter),
So Young (a Bronze in Week 35 of Season III - Sue Schlichter),
I Wonder (a Tin in Week 14 of Season VII - Larry Franz),
Be My Baby (a Bronze in Week 18 of Season VII, 1st in Bronze Play-Off - Cindy Hood *)
* still in contention
Over the past seven years, the winners of the Bronze Play-Off have been:
Season I - ‘Stop! In the Name of Love’ (The Supremes) (Wow! Great Concert!) *
Season II - ‘Time Has Come Today’ (The Chambers Brothers) (Tom Tobben) (finished 6th in Preliminary Final)
Season III - ‘California Dreamin’’ (The Mamas and the Papas) (Tom Tobben) (finished 5th in Preliminary Final)
Season IV - ‘Wishing’ (Buddy Holly) (D.A.N) (finished 8th in Preliminary Final)
Season V - ‘Hawaii’ (The Beach Boys) (Jo McGuire) (finished 8th in Preliminary Final)
Season VI - ‘Make Your Own Kind of Music’ (“Mama” Cass Elliot) (Deb#1) *
Season VII - Be My Baby (The Ronettes) (Cindy Hood) ?
* In Seasons I and VI, the winners of the Bronze Play-Off did not progress to the Preliminary Final as, in both cases, the songs that won Silver in their original weeks (respectively, ‘Gimme Shelter’ and ‘Get Off of My Cloud, both by The Rolling Stones) qualified for the Silver Play-Off and came 5th and 4th.
‘Be My Baby’ led for the whole week.
It was in 17 of the 19 voters’ Top 3. (Lee Marshall and t Bedford placed it 4th.)
That is emphatic.
‘It Ain’t Necessarily So’ was in 12 of the 19 voters’ Top 3.
The lowest it scored was a 7th from David W.
‘Sunrise’, ‘Get Up, Stand Up’ and ‘The More I Am’ were the biggest polarisers of the week.
Nine voters had ‘Sunrise’ in their Top 3. Three had it in their bottom 3.
Nine voters had ‘Get Up, Stand Up’ in their Top 3. Four had it in their bottom 3 including three 10th places.
Just three voters had ‘The More I Am’ in their Top 3 (including two 1st places), whilst nine voters had it in their bottom 3.
It was a fall from grace for ‘Set Me on Fire’.
It came into the final ranked 2nd (behind ‘Be My Baby’) and only the third ever Bronze song (from seven seasons) to never score a Tin in a week.
Three voters gave it 10th place, and only one voter (Cantina Margarita) had it in his Top 3.
The only songs to not score a 10th place from a voter were ‘Be My Baby’, ‘It Ain’t Necessarily So’ and ‘Sunrise’ (three 9th places).
The most 10th places was ‘As Long as He Needs Me’ with six.
‘As Long as He Needs Me’ was the only song to not be in anyone’s Top 3. The highest it scored were two 4th places (from Cindy and Peter Simpson).
The competition now goes up a notch as we push on to the Battle of the Silvers.
This week is now closed.