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Forum - General: Forum Games - Quick List Vote Game (Non-T20s On #1 Albums)

Part 3: http://australian-charts.com/forum.asp?todo=viewthread&id=48313

This whole shindig has been going for close to a year, but if you're new to it all, let me briefly explain: Quick List Vote Game (or QLVG for short) is a 5 stage voting game that takes place across a fortnight. The aim is to take a list of 100 songs and eliminate the bottom 20 songs per voting each round until there are just 20 songs left and a winner is crowned from that. Voting is done by selecting some 25-40% of the remaining songs each round and submitting it to my memo inbox before the voting deadline, which comes up at 6pm on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays. Scoring in each round works as simple: regardless of how many songs you vote for, your #1 vote will score 40 points, and each subsequent song will score 1 point less, going down to #40 votes in round 1 scoring just 1 point. With each new round, you are free to adjust how many songs you wish to vote for, either for strategy or personal reasons, so long as it complies with the range that is set for that voting round. If you miss a round of voting, your previous round's votes will be re-used with a 20% penalty (so your top vote will get 32 points, #2 gets 31.2, etc), and your vote will consist of as many of your previously voted songs as possible, provided it doesn't go over the limit. This means that someone who voted 25 songs in round 1, could potentially be made to vote for 25 songs again in round 2. The 20% penalty stacks upon successive rounds. Meanwhile, to grant some purpose to your earlier votes, from round 2 onwards, I take 25% of a song's total points scored and add them to the total for the next round. In the event of a tie in points between two eliminated songs, if possible the tie will be broken by the number of (active) voters, and then the top vote received for the round. If that is not possible, the songs will be considered tied for ranking purposes. If this happens on the cusp of the elimination line (eg two songs tie at #80 for round 1) and the tie cannot be broken, all the tied songs will proceed into the next round, barring an extreme circumstance where there are somehow more than 20 songs scoring 0 points. In the interest of fairness, I will always lock in my own vote before the game begins, and I will be unable to adjust the order or proportion of my vote after that.

The list of songs included in each game is determined through a number of ways. Generally speaking, the songs will have to match a pre-determined theme, or feature on a certain list of songs that has been chosen. Typically, the theme will be chosen by a vote between multiple different themes, and from that, a voting process takes place in the Qualifying thread to determine the 100 songs that will compete in the next round. These Qualifying rounds typically open up on the Tuesday after a new QLVG is posted.

Retired Champions
Years & Years - King (2015 ARIA End Of Year)
La Roux - Bulletproof (2006-2015 Hottest 100 Top 10s)
Britney Spears - Toxic (2000-2016 ARIA Top 10s)
All Saints - Pure Shores (Girl Groups)
The Prodigy - Breathe (1990-1999 ARIA Top 10s)
Flight Facilities feat. Christine Hoberg - Clair de lune (Artists with 1 ARIA Top 50 hit)
a-ha - Take On Me (Debut singles)
A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar - F**kin' Problems (Songs with <3.00 review averages)
Powderfinger - These Days (Movie soundtrack songs)
Lady Antebellum - Need You Now (Songs with male & female vocals)
Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants To Rule The World (#1 hit follow-ups)
Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin - Don't You Worry Child (non-AU/UK/US/IE/CA artists)
James Blake - Retrograde (non-top 50 artists)
The Presets - My People (Australian artists)
Alexis Jordan - Happiness (One-word titles)
Dua Lipa - Be The One (2016 ARIA End Of Year)
Drake feat. Wizkid & Kyla - One Dance (2016 Hottest 100)
A Tribe Called Quest - We The People.... (2016 Favourites)
Michael Jackson - Thriller (Title tracks)
Bastille - Pompeii (Geographical tracks)
Evanescence - My Immortal (Unmentioned titles)
Carly Rae Jepsen - Run Away With Me (ACI Hits)
Queens Of The Stone Age - No One Knows (10 letter titles)
Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over (#1 Hits Around The World)
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Ain't No Mountain High Enough (First Time QLVG Artists)
Foo Fighters - Everlong (Top 10 Alternative Songs hits)
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To kick off this new thread is a new game, looking at songs that were #1 hits in at least one country. Here is the list of 100 songs

10cc - I'm Not In Love
2 Unlimited - No Limit
Aaliyah - Are You That Somebody?
Aaliyah - Try Again
Adamski - Killer
Adele - Someone Like You
Alan Walker - Alone
Alannah Myles - Black Velvet
Alicia Keys - No One
Annie Lennox - No More "I Love You"'s
Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea - Problem
Ásgeir - Leyndarmál
Axwell Λ Ingrosso - Sun Is Shining
Az Yet feat. Peter Cetera - Hard To Say I'm Sorry
Beyonce - Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)
Blur - Beetlebum
Brandy - Have You Ever
Brandy & Monica - The Boy Is Mine
Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch - Sweet Nothing
Capital Cities - Safe & Sound
Cheryl - Call My Name
Cheryl Cole - Fight For This Love
Chic - Le Freak
Christine & The Queens - Christine
Craig David - Fill Me In
Cro - Traum
Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over
David Guetta feat. Rihanna - Who's That Chick?
Dead or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
Delta Goodrem - Lost Without You
Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence
Destiny's Child - Bills, Bills, Bills
Destiny's Child - Bootylicious
Destiny's Child - Say My Name
Dire Straits - Money For Nothing
Editors - Papillon
Elton John - Sacrifice
Emiliana Torrini - Jungle Drum
Empire Of The Sun - We Are The People
Faith No More - Epic
Fall Out Boy - This Ain't a Scene, It's An Arms Race
Fatboy Slim - Praise You
Foreigner - I Want To Know What Love Is
Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
Gorillaz - 19-2000
Haddaway - What Is Love
Jamelia - Superstar
Jamiroquai - Virtual Insanity
Jessica Mauboy - Burn
Joy Division - Atmosphere
Ke$ha feat. Pitbull - Timber
Kelis - Milkshake
Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE.
Kraftwerk - The Model
Lady Gaga feat. Beyonce - Telephone
Madness - Our House
Mariah Carey - My All
Mariah Carey - We Belong Together
Mark Snow - The X-Files
MGMT - Kids
Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough
Mr. Probz - Waves (Robin Schulz Remix)
Nelly feat. Kelly Rowland - Dilemma
Nelly Furtado - All Good Things (Come To An End)
Nelly Furtado - Turn Off The Light
Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias - El Perdón
Nine Inch Nails - Survivalism
Of Monsters And Men - Little Talks
Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls
PJ & Duncan - Let's Get Ready To Rhumble
Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade of Pale
Radiohead - Knives Out
Rage Against The Machine - Killing In The Name
Rihanna - Take a Bow
Robyn - Dancing On My Own
Roy Orbison - Crying
Rui da Silva feat. Cassandra - Touch Me
Sam and the Womp - Bom Bom
Scorpions - Wind Of Change
Sigur Rós - Glosoli
Snoop Dogg feat. Pharrell - Drop It Like It's Hot
Spiller - Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)
Split Enz - I Got You
Stevie Wonder - Master Blaster (Jammin')
Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke
Storm Queen - Look Right Through (MK Remix)
Suede - Trash
The Beatles - Strawberry Fields Forever
The Kinks - Lola
The Naked & Famous - Young Blood
The Prodigy - Firestarter
The Prodigy - Smack My Bitch Up
The Rasmus - In The Shadows
The Streets - Dry Your Eyes
The Vapors - Turning Japanese
Tiki Taane - Always On My Mind
Toni Braxton - Un-break My Heart
Twista feat. Kanye West & Jamie Foxx - Slow Jamz
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll
Ylvis - The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)

To have a say in how this goes down, I simply ask for you to select an ordered list of your Top 40 to 25 picks from this list and send it to me by 6pm on Wednesday. On Tuesday I'll start the new thread for the Qualifying game and you'll have to pick tracks from artists who have never appeared in the game before. To get you a headstart, here's a slightly messy list of artists who are ineligible for that https://pastebin.com/3LX6fEDG
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#100. Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias - El Perdón

Points - 2
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #39


#99. Nine Inch Nails - Survivalism

Points - 9
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #37


#98. Alan Walker - Alone

Points - 12
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #29


#97. Adamski - Killer

Points - 21
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #20


#96. Tiki Taane - Always On My Mind

Points - 23
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #23


This has proven to be a tough list so be on the lookout for harsh early eliminations. As usual we start relatively lightly. Enrique Iglesias's recent hits are no stranger to the #100 spot, his team up with Nicky Jam "El Perdon" achieved notoriety when it reached the Billboard Year End chart despite never cracking the top 50, giving those who define hits by peaks an existential crisis I imagine. Then at #99 is one of the more bizarre entries on this list, but thanks to Canada's now defunct singles chart from the 2000s, Nine Inch Nails can lay claim to having some #1 hits. 2007's "Survivalism" is funnily enough the first song I ever heard from the band. At #98 is Alan Walker's "Alone", which achieved some respectable success in Europe though didn't cross over to here like "Faded". #97 is Adamski's "Killer" which of course features Seal on vocals. One of the most beloved UK #1's of the '90s, is just unfortunate not to pick up more voters here. Lastly at #96 is Tiki Taane's "Always On My Mind", despite the title, it's not a cover, and it's one of the most successful songs of all time on the New Zealand charts.
#95. Axwell Λ Ingrosso - Sun Is Shining

Points - 25
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #27


#94. Brandy - Have You Ever

Points - 25
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #17


#93. The Vapors - Turning Japanese

Points - 25
Current Voters - 4
Top Vote - #28


#92. Scorpions - Wind Of Change

Points - 26
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #31


#91. Ylvis - The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)

Points - 27
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #14


While Swedish House Mafia are no more, they continue to live on in spirit, particularly as two thirds of the group continue to work together, releasing several successful singles as Axwell Λ Ingrosso, my personal favourite being "Sun Is Shining" which lands at #95. R&B singer Brandy achieved quite a bit of success in the '90s, scoring two US #1 hits which are both on this list. The first of which is "Have You Ever" at #94, which is the second most likely song to make me want to reference Round The Twist after Haim's "Falling". A peculiar song that I always envision as a worldwide smash, The Vapors' "Turning Japanese" has me a bit biased because it really was Australia where it was huge, it barely cracked the US top 40! Then on the other hand at #92 is one of the highest selling songs of all time, the Scorpions' "Wind Of Change", which was released in the wake of the falling of the Berlin Wall. Lastly because that's all a bit too serious, here's Ylvis making silly songs in a promo for their comedy show which became a bizarre hit single.
#90. Lady Gaga feat. Beyonce - Telephone

Points - 27
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #14


#89. Destiny's Child - Bootylicious

Points - 28
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #13


#88. Aaliyah - Are You That Somebody?

Points - 28
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #22


#87. Craig David - Fill Me In

Points - 32
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #9


#86. Cheryl - Call My Name

Points - 32
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #19


Here we might just have some songs that are unlucky in terms of who did & didn't get their votes in. In fact, Lady Gaga's "Telephone" almost looked like scoring no points at all Still it's an unfortunate early elimination. Beyonce continues to get the bad news too as "Bootylicious" also bites the bullet at #89. At #88 we have Aaliyah proving one of those plentiful cases of songs being eligible for this because New Zealand sometimes picks surprising songs at #1. Craig David's solo debut "Fill Me In" went straight in at #1 in the UK, here it's finishing at #87. Lastly we've got Cheryl sans surname with the 3rd of her 5 UK #1 singles, "Call My Name". She's got another one still to come.
#85. Az Yet feat. Peter Cetera - Hard To Say I'm Sorry

Points - 36
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #5


#84. The Rasmus - In The Shadows

Points - 36
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #23


#83. Brandy & Monica - The Boy Is Mine

Points - 37
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #4


#82. PJ & Duncan - Let's Get Ready To Rhumble

Points - 39
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #2


#81. Suede - Trash

Points - 39
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #17


And we go back to New Zealand again as Az Yet were able to score a #1 hit with "Hard To Say I'm Sorry", which is of course a Chicago cover made blatantly obvious by the fact that Peter Cetera is credited on the track. Finland's own version of Linkin Park comes through at #84 with "In The Shadows", a song that was much bigger overseas than its modest Australian run would have you think. Then at #83 we have that other Brandy #1 single, which is of course "The Boy Is Mine", making me feel bad because it was one of the last songs I culled from my vote. At #82 is one of those wacky UK chart moments, where a TV special brought light back to the '90s musical career of presenters Ant & Dec, making such a buzz that the song re-entered the charts a decade later at the #1 spot, blocking P!nk's "Just Give Me A Reason" no less, which elicits different opinions. Then at #81 we have Spotify haters Suede who bizarrely picked up one of their only #1 hits anywhere with their 3rd album's lead single "Trash".
As per the norm, we've got 80 songs proceeding for another 2 days

10cc - I'm Not In Love
2 Unlimited - No Limit
Aaliyah - Try Again
Adele - Someone Like You
Alannah Myles - Black Velvet
Alicia Keys - No One
Annie Lennox - No More "I Love You"'s
Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea - Problem
Ásgeir - Leyndarmál
Beyonce - Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)
Blur - Beetlebum
Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch - Sweet Nothing
Capital Cities - Safe & Sound
Cheryl Cole - Fight For This Love
Chic - Le Freak
Christine & The Queens - Christine
Cro - Traum
Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over
David Guetta feat. Rihanna - Who's That Chick?
Dead or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
Delta Goodrem - Lost Without You
Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence
Destiny's Child - Bills, Bills, Bills
Destiny's Child - Say My Name
Dire Straits - Money For Nothing
Editors - Papillon
Elton John - Sacrifice
Emiliana Torrini - Jungle Drum
Empire Of The Sun - We Are The People
Faith No More - Epic
Fall Out Boy - This Ain't a Scene, It's An Arms Race
Fatboy Slim - Praise You
Foreigner - I Want To Know What Love Is
Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
Gorillaz - 19-2000
Haddaway - What Is Love
Jamelia - Superstar
Jamiroquai - Virtual Insanity
Jessica Mauboy - Burn
Joy Division - Atmosphere
Kelis - Milkshake
Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE.
Kraftwerk - The Model
Madness - Our House
Mariah Carey - My All
Mariah Carey - We Belong Together
Mark Snow - The X-Files
MGMT - Kids
Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough
Mr. Probz - Waves (Robin Schulz Remix)
Nelly feat. Kelly Rowland - Dilemma
Nelly Furtado - All Good Things (Come To An End)
Nelly Furtado - Turn Off The Light
Of Monsters And Men - Little Talks
Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls
Pitbull feat. Ke$ha - Timber
Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade of Pale
Radiohead - Knives Out
Rage Against The Machine - Killing In The Name
Rihanna - Take a Bow
Robyn - Dancing On My Own
Roy Orbison - Crying
Rui da Silva feat. Cassandra - Touch Me
Sam and the Womp - Bom Bom
Sigur Rós - Glosoli
Snoop Dogg feat. Pharrell - Drop It Like It's Hot
Spiller - Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)
Split Enz - I Got You
Stevie Wonder - Master Blaster (Jammin')
Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke
Storm Queen - Look Right Through (MK Remix)
The Beatles - Strawberry Fields Forever
The Kinks - Lola
The Naked & Famous - Young Blood
The Prodigy - Firestarter
The Prodigy - Smack My Bitch Up
The Streets - Dry Your Eyes
Toni Braxton - Un-break My Heart
Twista feat. Kanye West & Jamie Foxx - Slow Jamz
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll


But who will prevail like Yasuhiro Hagakure and who will fall like Taeko Yasuhiro? Or alternatively, who is popular like Taeko Yasuhiro and who is unpopular like Yasuhiro Hagakure? Rather than mull over my niche spoilers & wordplay, play this game instead. All I ask of you is to submit a Top 20 to 32 from this to me by 6pm on Friday, after which I'll do what I do. If ACI is a thing you do as well, that's open for business as well.
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Sorry I napped longer than intended

#80. Emiliana Torrini - Jungle Drum

Round by round: 67-80

Points - 30
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #25


=#78. Editors - Papillon

Round by round: 76-78

Points - 39
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #1


=#78. Mariah Carey - My All

Round by round: 68-78

Points - 39
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #2


#77. Christine & The Queens - Christine

Round by round: 80-77

Points - 40
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #1


#76. 2 Unlimited - No Limit

Round by round: 79-76

Points - 40
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #16


Starting things off is one of those random songs that you would think was just a moderately popular triple j hit if you're like me, but actually became a huge smash in Europe. Talking about Emiliana Torrini's oddball single "Jungle Drum". The next song goes without saying, but oddly enough, Editors had not one but two #1 hits in Belgium, the more recognisable one would be their dancier "Papillon". It's tied with a more expected name in this list, with one of Mariah Carey's many US #1 hits "My All". At #77 we have the original version of a song many people may better know as "Tilted", with "Christine" being entirely in French. Then we go back to the '90s with everyone's favourite phone ad, "No Limit" by 2 Unlimited.
#75. Rui da Silva feat. Cassandra - Touch Me

Round by round: 71-75

Points - 43
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #19


#74. The Kinks - Lola

Round by round: 74-74

Points - 44
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #15


#73. Jamelia - Superstar

Round by round: 75-73

Points - 46
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #13


#72. Empire Of The Sun - We Are The People

Round by round: 72-72

Points - 47
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #12


#71. Cheryl Cole - Fight For This Love

Round by round: 77-71

Points - 47
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #3


One of the first singles to be released in the 21st century, Rui da Silva went straight to #1 in the UK with a dance song that still holds up well in "Touch Me". We then go way back to The Kinks' super popular "Lola", one of at least two songs on this list I'm more familiar with through being used on some variety of comedy show (Futurama in this instance). At #73 is one we should all be familiar with since it was a #1 hit here, Jamelia with "Superstar". Empire Of The Sun continue the bizarrely huge in Europe sweepstakes with "We Are The People", while UK celebrity Cheryl Cole had a pretty much guaranteed #1 with her huge out-the-gate sales for "Fight For This Love".
#70. Elton John - Sacrifice

Round by round: 73-70

Points - 48
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #11


#69. Nelly Furtado - All Good Things (Come To An End)

Round by round: 59-69

Points - 48
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #5


#68. Pitbull feat. Ke$ha - Timber

Round by round: 78-68

Points - 49
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #14


#67. Nelly feat. Kelly Rowland - Dilemma

Round by round: 70-67

Points - 52
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #14


#66. The Beatles - Strawberry Fields Forever

Round by round: 60-66

Points - 52
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #3


We go to the late '80s for one of Elton John's last big hits in "Sacrifice" at #70. In the fitting position, we have Nelly Furtado who is no stranger to #1 hits (well apart from in Australia), especially from her "Loose" album, the one being nominated here being "All Good Things (Come To An End)". She's not the only Nelly though as we have pure Nelly (with a bit of Kelly) on "Dilemma" at #67. Sandwiched between these hits is Pitbull's huge US #1 hit "Timber" which seems to be his one enduring song if iTunes catalogue sales are anything to go by. At #66 we have The Beatles' "Strawberry Fields Forever", which packaged with "Penny Lane" is actually famous for not hitting #1 in the UK, but this is The Beatles, so if they released a single, it probably went #1 somewhere.
#65. Ásgeir - Leyndarmál

Round by round: 45-65

Points - 52
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #1


#64. Storm Queen - Look Right Through (MK Remix)

Round by round: 69-64

Points - 55
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #16


#63. Jessica Mauboy - Burn

Round by round: 64-63

Points - 56
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #2


#62. Twista feat. Kanye West & Jamie Foxx - Slow Jamz

Round by round: 56-62

Points - 57
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #11


#61. Cro - Traum

Round by round: 66-61

Points - 57
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #9


We're not done with original foreign language versions of familiar songs. At #65 we have the original version of a song you might know as "King and Cross", from Ásgeir's debut album which was so successful in Iceland, it's reported that 1 in 10 people in the country own the album, imagine if "Innocent Eyes" sold twice as much as it did here, and that's what you'd get. At #64 we have the somewhat delayed chart success for Storm Queen's club classic "Look Right Through" which saw success thanks to a slick remix by MK. QLVG favourite Jessica Mauboy is in at #63 with "Burn", which of course it had to be because it's her only eligible song this time around. #62 gives us the original teaming up of Kanye West & Jamie Foxx which netted a US #1 single, not the last time they did that as you might figure. Then for something different, we end things with German rapper Cro and "Traum". He likes wearing panda masks if you didn't know.
Things continue to run smoothly as we have 60 songs left in the running

10cc - I'm Not In Love
Aaliyah - Try Again
Adele - Someone Like You
Alannah Myles - Black Velvet
Alicia Keys - No One
Annie Lennox - No More "I Love You"'s
Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea - Problem
Beyonce - Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)
Blur - Beetlebum
Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch - Sweet Nothing
Capital Cities - Safe & Sound
Chic - Le Freak
Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over
David Guetta feat. Rihanna - Who's That Chick?
Dead or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
Delta Goodrem - Lost Without You
Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence
Destiny's Child - Bills, Bills, Bills
Destiny's Child - Say My Name
Dire Straits - Money For Nothing
Faith No More - Epic
Fall Out Boy - This Ain't a Scene, It's An Arms Race
Fatboy Slim - Praise You
Foreigner - I Want To Know What Love Is
Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
Gorillaz - 19-2000
Haddaway - What Is Love
Jamiroquai - Virtual Insanity
Joy Division - Atmosphere
Kelis - Milkshake
Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE.
Kraftwerk - The Model
Madness - Our House
Mariah Carey - We Belong Together
Mark Snow - The X-Files
MGMT - Kids
Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough
Mr. Probz - Waves (Robin Schulz Remix)
Nelly Furtado - Turn Off The Light
Of Monsters And Men - Little Talks
Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls
Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade of Pale
Radiohead - Knives Out
Rage Against The Machine - Killing In The Name
Rihanna - Take a Bow
Robyn - Dancing On My Own
Roy Orbison - Crying
Sam and the Womp - Bom Bom
Sigur Rós - Glosoli
Snoop Dogg feat. Pharrell - Drop It Like It's Hot
Spiller - Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)
Split Enz - I Got You
Stevie Wonder - Master Blaster (Jammin')
Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke
The Naked & Famous - Young Blood
The Prodigy - Firestarter
The Prodigy - Smack My Bitch Up
The Streets - Dry Your Eyes
Toni Braxton - Un-break My Heart
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll


But rather than running at least 7 different Nonary Games, it would probably be more efficient to judge them with the basis we already have been doing so. So by all means, submit your Top 15 to 24 selections from this list to me by 6pm on Monday. You can also submit for the ACI, and if you've not remembered that Mother's Day is on Sunday, consider this a public service. Enjoy your weekend.
It's a bit of a special day for QLVG (or tomorrow depending on your time zone preference) as it was this day last year that I came up with the original concept for this game!

#60. Kelis - Milkshake

Round by round: 48-57-60

Points - 56.25
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #20


#59. Capital Cities - Safe & Sound

Round by round: 57-59-59

Points - 68.35
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #17


#58. Beyonce - Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)

Round by round: 62-60-58

Points - 70.1
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #15


#57. Annie Lennox - No More "I Love You"'

Round by round: 52-45-57

Points - 73.95
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #16


#56. Dead Or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)

Round by round: 30-41-56

Points - 81
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #6


Quite a variety to start us off. Kelis had one of the biggest hits of 2004 in Australia with "Milkshake" though it was cruelly denied the top spot, Ireland comes to save the day though, and it has a #60 finish. Following that is "Safe and Sound" huge overseas but never getting a proper push here outside of X Factor promo (and some ad it was on years prior which my review can attest to). At #58 is one of Beyonce's biggest hits of her career in "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)", followed by an Annie Lennox song which I first heard through a Nicki Minaj sample but have grown to like quite a bit. Speaking of songs that were sampled in pop hits nearly a decade ago, we've got the Stock Aitken & Waterman breakthrough smash with Dead Or Alive's "You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)".
#55. Alicia Keys - No One

Round by round: 53-52-55

Points - 81.15
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #3


#54. Aaliyah - Try Again

Round by round: 36-40-54

Points - 82.45
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #9


#53. The Streets - Dry Your Eyes

Round by round: 55-56-53

Points - 83
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #3


#52. Sigur Rós - Glosoli

Round by round: 54-55-52

Points - 83.25
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #2


#51. Mark Snow - The X-Files

Round by round: 41-39-51

Points - 86.75
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #6


Giving Alicia Keys a huge hit on her 3rd album is "No One" at #55. At #54 we have Aaliyah's "Try Again" which has an interesting honour in the US as the first song to get to #1 purely on radio airplay, as I don't believe a CD single was available at the time. The Streets brings us the ultimate sad Brit at the pub tune with "Dry Your Eyes", while Iceland exposes its curious tastes once more as we have a track from Sigur Rós at #52. If that's not enough, the '90s expose their curious tastes once more as we have the theme to The X-Files as a hit around the world, landing at #51.
#50. Destiny's Child - Bills, Bills, Bills

Round by round: 38-44-50

Points - 89.05
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #15


#49. Mr. Probz - Waves (Robin Schulz Remix)

Round by round: 50-36-49

Points - 93.45
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #11


#48. Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade Of Pale

Round by round: 61-50-48

Points - 93.55
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #11


#47. David Guetta feat. Rihanna - Who's That Chick?

Round by round: 63-58-47

Points - 94.2
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #13


#46. Jamiroquai - Virtual Insanity

Round by round: 23-38-46

Points - 96.75
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #11


We can never have enough Beyonce in these games, and so back with Destiny's Child it's their first ever US #1 hit with the total jam that is "Bills, Bills, Bills". Then at #49 we've got a Dutch rapper in Mr. Probz who had a worldwide hit in two forms, a slow ballad & an uptempo deep house track, the latter being displayed here. One of the oldest tracks in the game comes from the much beloved '60s smash from Procol Harum "A Whiter Shade Of Pale", while David Guetta & Rihanna add to their collection of hits with "Who's That Chick?" at #47. Lastly we've got a big breakout hit for Jamiroquai with a wonderfully memorable video that was #1 in Italy.
#45. Roy Orbison - Crying

Round by round: 44-28-45

Points - 97.45
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #10


#44. Fall Out Boy - This Ain't A Scene, It's An Arms Race

Round by round: 35-51-44

Points - 97.75
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #5


#43. Rihanna - Take A Bow

Round by round: 39-35-43

Points - 97.95
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #13


#42. The Prodigy - Smack My Bitch Up

Round by round: 29-46-42

Points - 98.1
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #17


#41. Kraftwerk - The Model

Round by round: 27-32-41

Points - 102.45
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #9


Roy Orbison has no shortage of #1 hits from his first imperial phase, one of the more famous to this day being "Crying" at #45. Then at #44 is a huge breakout hit (in some markets) for Fall Out Boy which adds to the collection of artists getting surprising #1's in New Zealand. Rihanna was loaded with #1 hits in her "Good Girl Gone Bad" era, and here we have the US #1 "Take A Bow" at #43. Meanwhile The Prodigy's "The Fat Of The Land" album was particularly popular in Finland were all the major singles, even "Smack My Bitch Up" hit the #1 spot. Just missing the cut off today is Kraftwerk's "The Model" which is surprisingly not about different types of calculators.
As we bid those 20 adieu, these 40 proceed with gusto

10cc - I'm Not In Love
Adele - Someone Like You
Alannah Myles - Black Velvet
Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea - Problem
Blur - Beetlebum
Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch - Sweet Nothing
Chic - Le Freak
Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over
Delta Goodrem - Lost Without You
Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence
Destiny's Child - Say My Name
Dire Straits - Money For Nothing
Faith No More - Epic
Fatboy Slim - Praise You
Foreigner - I Want To Know What Love Is
Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
Gorillaz - 19-2000
Haddaway - What Is Love
Joy Division - Atmosphere
Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE.
Madness - Our House
Mariah Carey - We Belong Together
MGMT - Kids
Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough
Nelly Furtado - Turn Off The Light
Of Monsters And Men - Little Talks
Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls
Radiohead - Knives Out
Rage Against The Machine - Killing In The Name
Robyn - Dancing On My Own
Sam and the Womp - Bom Bom
Snoop Dogg feat. Pharrell - Drop It Like It's Hot
Spiller - Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)
Split Enz - I Got You
Stevie Wonder - Master Blaster (Jammin')
Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke
The Naked & Famous - Young Blood
The Prodigy - Firestarter
Toni Braxton - Un-break My Heart
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll

But it's crunch time now as half of the remaining songs will be leaving us on Wednesday. Make sure it's not your favourites by getting your votes in by 6pm on that day, and have those votes consist of your Top 10 to 16 selections.

Also we have a new poll here for selecting the next game http://www.strawpoll.me/12968726 as always you are free to pass me suggestions.
#40. Nelly Furtado - Turn Off The Light

Round by round: 47-43-39-40

Points - 98.44
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #4


#39. Alannah Myles - Black Velvet

Round by round: 51-49-34-39

Points - 98.75
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #4


#38. Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea - Problem

Round by round: 37-30-33-38

Points - 98.79
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #2


#37. Sam and the Womp - Bom Bom

Round by round: 65-20-37-37

Points - 101.83
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #1


#36. Stevie Wonder - Master Blaster (Jammin')

Round by round: 49-42-36-36

Points - 109.64
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #5


Kicking us off is a Nelly Furtado song I wouldn't have picked as a #1 hit anywhere, but once again New Zealand pulls through. At #39 is Alannah Myles' US #1 hit dedicated to the king of US #1 hits, Elvis Presley. Queen of my twitter feed, Ariana Grande had a historic #1 hit in the UK with "Problem", the first #1 hit in the era of streaming included in the chart, not that she needed them really. Sam and the Womp present one of those oddities that the UK really got behind and belatedly so did Australia. Meanwhile upon seeing "Master Blaster (Jammin')", if you are not thinking about Chief Wiggum right now, we had different upbringings.
#35. Gorillaz - 19-2000

Round by round: 19-13-21-35

Points - 114.63
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #13


#34. Blur - Beetlebum

Round by round: 22-54-35-34

Points - 116.78
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #9


#33. Fatboy Slim - Praise You

Round by round: 09-17-25-33

Points - 116.81
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #9


#32. Chic - Le Freak

Round by round: 42-37-29-32

Points - 121.4
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #4


#31. Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls

Round by round: 20-29-38-31

Points - 126.35
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #3


And we're never finished with New Zealand as they gave Gorillaz their only #1 hit with of all songs, "19-2000", though to attest to its popularity at the time, I got the So Fresh CD it was on for my birthday solely off the back of how much I liked that one song at the time. Unlike rivals Oasis, Blur don't have a huge handful of UK #1's, but also unlike Oasis, they're generally top tier selections for that. "Beetlebum" being a strikingly odd #1 but a very good one. Fatboy Slim also has his only credited UK #1 with "Praise You" though he had a hand in plenty more. We then go way back to Chic's disco smash that remains popular, "Le Freak", while the Pet Shop Boys have one of their big hits in "Inner City..." I mean "West End Girls".
#30. Joy Division - Atmosphere

Round by round: 14-23-18-30

Points - 127.19
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #7


#29. Madness - Our House

Round by round: 31-16-16-29

Points - 128.06
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #1


#28. Dire Straits - Money For Nothing

Round by round: 46-34-28-28

Points - 130
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #3


#27. Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough

Round by round: 43-27-22-27

Points - 131.21
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #6


#26. Rage Against The Machine - Killing In The Name

Round by round: 12-25-31-26

Points - 135.59
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #2


I hope you don't think we were done with New Zealand, because they have one of the more peculiar entries as Joy Division scored not one but two #1 hits there a full year after Ian Curtis passed away. The first is as you expect "Love Will Tear Us Apart", but they also did it again with the less pop friendly "Atmosphere". Madness had two popular 'House' related songs eligible for this, in this instance it is the less descriptive "Our House" which resides, having hit #1 in not the UK but in Canada. Dire Straits have one of the most iconic hits of the MTV era with their song about tradies, making for one of the more unexpected US #1 hits of its time. Just before his imperial phase really set into action, Michael Jackson scored a turn of the decade #1 hit with "Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough", while one of the most bizarre methods of eligibility come from Rage Against The Machine, whose "Killing In The Name" of course hit #1 in the UK thanks to a grassroots campaign to block the latest X Factor single.
#25. Adele - Someone Like You

Round by round: 23-19-20-25

Points - 135.65
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #2


#24. Haddaway - What Is Love

Round by round: 25-11-12-24

Points - 143.18
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #4


#23. Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke

Round by round: 18-10-23-23

Points - 145.4
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #1


#22. Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch - Sweet Nothing

Round by round: 16-22-19-22

Points - 145.66
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #2


#21. Mariah Carey - We Belong Together

Round by round: 34-18-32-21

Points - 146.2
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #1


One of the first signs of Adele's global takeover waiting in the wings was in early 2011 when she performed "Someone Like You" at the BRIT Awards and sent it straight to #1, keeping Jessie J at #2 on both UK Charts and even having Lady Gaga's lead off single "Born This Way" end up with only a #3 peak there. Meanwhile, though not quite a top 10 hit in either Australia or the US, Haddaway's "What Is Love" was a global smash that hit #1 in too many countries to name. Stevie Wonder has yet another US #1 hit with his glorious tribute to Duke Ellington "Sir Duke", while Calvin Harris managed to end his streak of UK #2 hits with "Sweet Nothing" finally picking a good week to take the top spot. Lastly we have a huge hit that spent so long at #1 it became Billboard's biggest hit of the 2000s, I'm of course talking about Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together".
And still standing are these 20

10cc - I'm Not In Love
Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over
Delta Goodrem - Lost Without You
Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence
Destiny's Child - Say My Name
Faith No More - Epic
Foreigner - I Want To Know What Love Is
Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE.
MGMT - Kids
Of Monsters And Men - Little Talks
Radiohead - Knives Out
Robyn - Dancing On My Own
Snoop Dogg feat. Pharrell - Drop It Like It's Hot
Spiller - Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)
Split Enz - I Got You
The Naked & Famous - Young Blood
The Prodigy - Firestarter
Toni Braxton - Un-break My Heart
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll

They say all's well that ends well, but I'm relying on you to make sure it ends well. In order to do that, you must submit your Top 5 to 8 selections from here and submit it to me by 6pm on Friday, upon which we will see the #1 among #1's.

The voting poll continues to be open here http://www.strawpoll.me/12968726 and the ACI is as well.
#20. Gnarls Barkley - Crazy

Round by round: 10-14-26-17-20

Points - 109.35
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #2


#19. Radiohead - Knives Out

Round by round: 15-26-15-18-19

Points - 112.50
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #1


Starting off with one of the biggest hits of 2006, Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" which spent so long at #1 in the UK, they decided to delete the single so everyone wouldn't get sick of it. It sits alongside unusual company with Radiohead also amongst the oddities of the old defunct Canadian charts with their "Amnesiac" single "Knives Out", doing what Radiohead tend to fail to do and staying in the top 20 at the end.
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#18. 10cc - I'm Not In Love

Round by round: 33-47-27-20-18

Points - 113.74
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #1


#17. Spiller - Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)

Round by round: 11-07-08-12-17

Points - 121.28
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #1


I've seen it noted that with 10cc's two big UK #1 hits, there's arguably some of the biggest gap of quality between the two, with "I'm Not In Love" often very highly regarded. We continue in a very UK-centric section with Spiller's "Groovejet", though it was an Australian #1 single, it's a very famous #1 in the UK for winning the highly touted chart battle against Dane Bowers' "Out Of Your Mind".
#16. Robyn - Dancing On My Own

Round by round: 13-15-14-15-16

Points - 143.08
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #5


#15. Foreigner - I Want To Know What Love Is

Round by round: 58-53-24-16-15

Points - 147.46
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #2


I'm still waiting for that garbage cover to leave the ARIA Charts, but we have priorities in place with Robyn's "Dancing On My Own" landing up at #16. It's sitting alongside a very different ballad, and one that is very lucky to be here with how it started off here, Foreigner's "I Want To Know What Love Is" which crept up from barely in the top 60 to all the way up at #15.
#14. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll

Round by round: 08-09-07-10-14

Points - 149.34
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #3


#13. Delta Goodrem - Lost Without You

Round by round: 40-33-17-14-13

Points - 155.22
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #2


Another unusual entrant here, with thanks to the A-Trak remix, Yeah Yeah Yeahs were able to score a #1 hit in Belgium with one of their more beloved singles in "Heads Will Roll". On the other hand we have no stranger to the #1 spot in Australia, Delta Goodrem with one of the many choices that were available, "Lost Without You" at #13.
#12. The Prodigy - Firestarter

Round by round: 17-12-13-11-12

Points - 175.31
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #6


#11. Destiny's Child - Say My Name

Round by round: 32-31-40-19-11

Points - 179.78
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #1


We're going back to the Prodigy, this time not just #1 in Finland but also the UK, with the huge hit "Firestarter" at #12. Destiny's Child take us back to Australia with one of the more peculiar #1 hits in that it actually dropped out of the top 50 initially before re-entering and hitting the top spot. They're also super lucky to be this high because they started the last round in the lowest spot, but survived the round and landed all the way up at #11.
#10. Toni Braxton - Un-Break My Heart

Round by round: 28-24-11-09-10

Points - 196.32
Current Voters - 4
Top Vote - #2


#9. Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE.

Round by round: 07-08-10-07-09

Points - 199.11
Current Voters - 4
Top Vote - #3


One of the biggest hits of the '90s in the US, Toni Braxton spent 3 whole months at the top spot with her ballad "Un-Break My Heart", which lodges itself nicely within the top 10. It's next to a more recent US #1 hit from Kendrick Lamar, who did the glorious act of knocking off an incredibly not-humble artist from the top.
#8. MGMT - Kids

Round by round: 05-03-06-06-08

Points - 204.64
Current Voters - 4
Top Vote - #1


#7. Faith No More - Epic

Round by round: 04-04-05-04-07

Points - 206.51
Current Voters - 4
Top Vote - #1


One of the more bizarre #1 hits around the world, MGMT scraped a #1 hit in Denmark with "Kids", which spent a total of 1 week on the chart there. In a different sense I'm always a little surprised that Faith No More scored a #1 hit in Australia with "Epic".
#6. Snoop Dogg feat. Pharrell - Drop It Like It's Hot

Round by round: 26-21-30-13-06

Points - 218.47
Current Voters - 4
Top Vote - #2


#5. The Naked and Famous - Young Blood

Round by round: 21-48-09-08-05

Points - 230.57
Current Voters - 5
Top Vote - #1


Snooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooop Dogg & Pharrell had a huge US #1 hit with "Drop It Like It's Hot" which shows extreme popularity here as it climbs all the way up to #6. More of a surprise is the instant popularity of The Naked and Famous in New Zealand, to the point that I only first heard of them by the fact that this song debuted at #1 there, taking some 6-12 months to catch on here.
#4. Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence

Round by round: 03-05-03-05-04

Points - 244.74
Current Voters - 5
Top Vote - #1


#3. Split Enz - I Got You

Round by round: 06-06-02-02-03

Points - 252.88
Current Voters - 5
Top Vote - #1


Depeche Mode released a very good album in 1990 by the name of "Violator", if you know any song from it, it's probably "Enjoy The Silence", another song here which hit the top spot in Denmark, which is all I ever wanted to make it eligible. Then we've got a strong contender from Split Enz, incidentally "I Got You" is the only Finn-related track to ever hit the top spot in Australia, but don't you worry because there's actually still more where that came from.
#2. Of Monsters and Men - Little Talks

Round by round: 02-02-04-03-02

Points - 276.77
Current Voters - 5
Top Vote - #4


#1. Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over

Round by round: 01-01-01-01-01

Points - 379.85
Current Voters - 8
Top Vote - #1


It'd be nice to set this up with a pretense of suspense, but this is probably the least suspenseful game of this we've ever had, at least from my perspective. In the runner up slot are no strangers to the runner up slot considering ye olde Hottest 100, Of Monsters and Men have their huge breakout hit "Little Talks" as the general #2 sitter. As for the #1 spot, there is no typo here, Crowded House have taken this title by over 100 points, with such domination that there was at least one round where every single submitted vote included it. For its inclusion, you have to thank Canada who took it to the top spot.
That's a wrap! I'll catch you on the other side of the weekend as we take a look into what may be particularly interesting as it'll be a game including only artists who have never appeared in this game before. As for the qualifying, the votes are in, and we'll be voting on top 10 hits on the US Alternative charts. You may be surprised at just how many oddities there are amongst those.
That was a great round for my nominations. Haven't nominated a number 1 for ages. 5 of the top 10 were mine, 4 of the top 6, 3 of the top 4 and both #2 and #1 were mine.
Yay cool #1 - of course Don't Dream It's Over was #1 for a solitary week over here (in NZ) too a really strong top 40 I would say!
Ah you're right. I'd only briefly glanced at the Wikipedia listing and somehow glossed over that one. Went well for me too, nearly all of the songs I voted for landed in the top 10.
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I'm in a hurry and here's your list of 100 QLVG freshmen!

AFI - Miss Murder
Agnes - Release Me
Al Green - Let's Stay Together
Aloe Blacc - I Need A Dollar
Annie - Heartbeat
Aphex Twin - Come To Daddy
Aretha Franklin - (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
Atlas Genius - Trojans
Austra - Lose It
Basement Jaxx feat. Lisa Kekaula - Good Luck
Bat For Lashes - Daniel
Bat For Lashes - Laura
Ben Kweller - Sundress
Bhangra Knights vs. Husan - Husan
Big Audio Dynamite II - Rush
Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine
Blondie - Call Me
Bob Dylan - Like A Rolling Stone
Bob Evans - Don't You Think It's Time
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony - Tha Crossroads
BOY - Little Numbers
British India - I Can Make You Love Me
Britt Nicole - Gold
Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)
Car Seat Headrest - Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales
Cher - Believe
Children Collide - Farewell Rocketship
City and Colour - Fragile Bird
Cover Drive - Sparks
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Have You Ever Seen The Rain
Culture Club - Karma Chameleon
Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time
Cypress Hill - (Rock) Superstar
Duran Duran - Come Undone
Dusty Springfield - Son Of A Preacher Man
Electric Six - Danger! High Voltage
End Of Fashion - O Yeah
Enya - Orinoco Flow
Eric Pyrdz - Call On Me
Etta James - At Last
Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
Five - Keep On Movin'
FKA twigs - Two Weeks
Frida - I Know There's Something Going On
Go West - The King of Wishful Thinking
Goldfrapp - Utopia
Grace Mitchell - Now
Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks
Happy Mondays - Kinky Afro
Hillsong Young & Free - Alive
Hoodoo Gurus - What's My Scene
K.Flay - Blood In The Cut
Keke Palmer feat. Quavo - Wind Up
Korn - Got The Life
Ladytron - Destroy Everything You Touch
Madvillain - All Caps
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Michael Franti & Spearhead - Rock The Nation
Modern Baseball - Your Graduation
Moloko - The Time Is Now
My Bloody Valentine - Sometimes
N.E.R.D. - Everyone Nose (All The Girls Standing In The Line For The Bathroom)
Niall Horan - Slow Hands
Nothing But Thieves - Wake Up Call
Oliver Heldens & Becky Hill - Gecko (Overdrive)
O-Zone - Dragostea Din Tei
Paul Simon - You Can Call Me Al
Pixies - Where Is My Mind?
Primal Scream - Loaded
Primus - Wynona's Big Brown Beaver
Sky Ferreira - You're Not The One
Sløtface - Empire Records
Sneaker Pimps - 6 Underground
Sneaky Sound System - UFO
Sonic Youth - Kool Thing
Spoon - The Underdog
Stacie Orrico - Stuck
Starley - Call On Me (Ryan Riback Remix)
The Beautiful Girls - I Thought About You
The Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You
The Doobie Brothers - What A Fool Believes
The Getaway Plan - Where The City Meets The Sea
The Jungle Giants - Feel The Way I Do
The Kills - Future Starts Slow
The Kite String Tangle - Given The Chance
The Knocks feat. Powers - Classic
The Police - Every Breath You Take
The Postal Service - Such Great Heights
The Proclaimers - I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)
The Specials - Ghost Town
The Stone Roses - She Bangs The Drum
The The - Uncertain Smile
Timo Maas - To Get Down
TobyMac - Speak Life
Toploader - Dancing In The Moonlight
Unwritten Law - Up All Night
Veruca Salt - Seether
William Singe - Rush
Wings - Band On The Run
Wu-Tang Clan - Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing Ta F' Wit

Vote by selecting your Top 25 to 40 from this list and submitting it to me by 6pm on Wednesday. Good luck to your favourites.
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#100. Keke Palmer feat. Quavo - Wind Up

Points - 0
Current Voters - 0
Top Vote - N/A


#99. Michael Franti & Spearhead - Rock The Nation

Points - 15
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #26


#98. William Singe - Rush

Points - 22
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #19


#97. Children Collide - Farewell Rocketship

Points - 22
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #19


#96. Cover Drive - Sparks

Points - 23
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #18


It's been a little while but we have nul pwa as a nominator has gone missing in action. At the #100 spot we have actress turned singer Keke Palmer with "Wind Up", which in accordance with the laws of pop at present, has the obligatory Quavo feature. Then at #99 we have the political stylings of Michael Franti & Spearhead's "Rock The Nation". Former Collective member William Singe is currently breaking out into the charts via a Jonas Blue track, earlier in the year he released "Rush" which heavily interpolates a certain '90s #1 hit...not the one that the title would have you think. With how tough this list was, I personally couldn't even fit in a vote for a former #1 on my own chart in "Farewell Rocketship", while at #96 we have Cover Drive with "Sparks", the follow up to their UK #1 "Twilight". A random tidbit I learnt is that they have accumulated 5 top 40 hits, and all of them came and went within the space of 1 year.
#95. N*E*R*D - Everyone Nose (All The Girls Standing In The Line For The Bathroom)

Points - 23
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #22


#94. Nothing But Thieves - Wake Up Call

Points - 29
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #23


#93. Unwritten Law - Up All Night

Points - 32
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #9


#92. K.Flay - Blood In The Cut

Points - 33
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #23


There's a vintage subtle cocaine reference in song titling with N*E*R*D's effort at #95. We then go back to a funkier cut from Nothing But Thieves' debut album in "Wake Up Call" while at #93 is a vintage Hottest 100 highlight in Unwritten Law's "Up All Night". Then at #92 we have the breakout hit for the up and coming K. Flay who just recently released her pretty solid debut album.
=#90. Austra - Lose It

Points - 34
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #7


=#90. Timo Maas - To Get Down

Points - 34
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #7


#89. Big Audio Dynamite II - Rush

Points - 34
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #17


#88. Ben Kweller - Sundress

Points - 36
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #12


#87. Bhangra Knights vs. Husan - Husan

Points - 38
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #3


#86. The Beautiful Girls - I Thought About You

Points - 39
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #14


We have a tie for the #90 position. There's the distinct vocal stylings of Canada's Austra and "Lose It", while there's a nostalgia bomb with Timo Maas's nearly top 50 hit from 2002 "To Get Down". I'm inclined to link it to another song from a similar era, even if you haven't thought about it in over a decade, "Husan" may well give you a huge 'oh that song' moment. As it would turn out, we do have actual "Rush" from Clash side project Big Audio Dynamite II at #89. I also have some of my earliest triple j memories brought back via some top tracks from Ben Kweller & The Beautiful Girls.
#85. BOY - Little Numbers

Points - 40
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #11


#84. Agnes - Release Me

Points - 44
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #15


#83. Modern Baseball - Your Graduation

Points - 44
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #4


#82. The Kite String Tangle - Given The Chance

Points - 47
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #13


#81. Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine

Points - 48
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #8


A common named artist who you won't have much success appending 'band' to in a Google search is the German-Swiss duo BOY, who have released many delightful tracks including "Little Numbers" at #85. We then go back to the turn of the decade with 2009's "Release Me" from Agnes who has been noted for looking and sounding a lot like Leona Lewis. #83 gives us a song that is infamous for me for being a huge outlier in my first ever hellish Hottest 100 vote count, Modern Baseball's "Your Graduation", but proof there is still a market for modern emo. At #82 is a big breakout hit for The Kite String Tangle, who went from being unheard of to having a top 20 finish in the Hottest 100 thanks to "Given The Chance". Then we go way back for a classic from Bill Withers, "Ain't No Sunshine".
80 songs continue to stand

AFI - Miss Murder
Al Green - Let's Stay Together
Aloe Blacc - I Need A Dollar
Annie - Heartbeat
Aphex Twin - Come To Daddy
Aretha Franklin - (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
Atlas Genius - Trojans
Basement Jaxx feat. Lisa Kekaula - Good Luck
Bat For Lashes - Daniel
Bat For Lashes - Laura
Blondie - Call Me
Bob Dylan - Like A Rolling Stone
Bob Evans - Don't You Think It's Time
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony - Tha Crossroads
British India - I Can Make You Love Me
Britt Nicole - Gold
Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)
Car Seat Headrest - Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales
Cher - Believe
City and Colour - Fragile Bird
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Have You Ever Seen The Rain
Culture Club - Karma Chameleon
Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time
Cypress Hill - (Rock) Superstar
Duran Duran - Come Undone
Dusty Springfield - Son Of A Preacher Man
Electric Six - Danger! High Voltage
End Of Fashion - O Yeah
Enya - Orinoco Flow
Eric Pyrdz - Call On Me
Etta James - At Last
Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
Five - Keep On Movin'
FKA twigs - Two Weeks
Frida - I Know There's Something Going On
Go West - The King of Wishful Thinking
Goldfrapp - Utopia
Grace Mitchell - Now
Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks
Happy Mondays - Kinky Afro
Hillsong Young & Free - Alive
Hoodoo Gurus - What's My Scene
Korn - Got The Life
Ladytron - Destroy Everything You Touch
Madvillain - All Caps
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Moloko - The Time Is Now
My Bloody Valentine - Sometimes
Niall Horan - Slow Hands
Oliver Heldens & Becky Hill - Gecko (Overdrive)
O-Zone - Dragostea Din Tei
Paul Simon - You Can Call Me Al
Pixies - Where Is My Mind?
Primal Scream - Loaded
Primus - Wynona's Big Brown Beaver
Sky Ferreira - You're Not The One
Sløtface - Empire Records
Sneaker Pimps - 6 Underground
Sneaky Sound System - UFO
Sonic Youth - Kool Thing
Spoon - The Underdog
Stacie Orrico - Stuck
Starley - Call On Me (Ryan Riback Remix)
The Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You
The Doobie Brothers - What A Fool Believes
The Getaway Plan - Where The City Meets The Sea
The Jungle Giants - Feel The Way I Do
The Kills - Future Starts Slow
The Knocks feat. Powers - Classic
The Police - Every Breath You Take
The Postal Service - Such Great Heights
The Proclaimers - I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)
The Specials - Ghost Town
The Stone Roses - She Bangs The Drum
The The - Uncertain Smile
TobyMac - Speak Life
Toploader - Dancing In The Moonlight
Veruca Salt - Seether
Wings - Band On The Run
Wu-Tang Clan - Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing Ta F' Wit

It will take all the hope in the world to persevere in this game, so you must not give in to despair. In order to do this, select a Top 20 to 32 from this list and submit it to me by 6pm on Friday, upon wish I will deliver the punishment to probably 20 more songs.
Always makes me happy when everyone from round 1 gets their votes in again


#80. Wings - Band On The Run

Round by round: 71-80

Points - 46
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #10


#79. End Of Fashion - O Yeah

Round by round: 80-79

Points - 47
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #8


#78. Al Green - Let's Stay Together

Round by round: 79-78

Points - 50
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #4


#77. Sky Ferreira - You're Not The One

Round by round: 78-77

Points - 51
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #4


#76. Frida - I Know There's Something Going On

Round by round: 75-76

Points - 52
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #1


Starting off with a bit of a psychedelic trip as Wings go all over the place in the delightful "Band On The Run" at #80. Appearing for the first of two times is "Where Is My Mind?" at #79, while we stay old school with the soulful stylings of "Let's Stay Together" at #78. Decidedly modern is Sky Ferreira's oft-overlooked alt pop and one of her bigger singles "You're Not The One" at #77. Not to be confused with the Frida who put out a song I liked near the end of last year, is the considerably more famous member of ABBA who lands at #76 with "I Know There's Something Going On".
#75. Cypress Hill - (Rock) Superstar

Round by round: 73-75

Points - 53
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #13


=#73. O-Zone - Dragostea din tei

Round by round: 72-73

Points - 54
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #12


=#73. Sløtface - Empire Records

Round by round: 76-73

Points - 54
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #12


#72. The Proclaimers - I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)

Round by round: 57-72

Points - 55
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #7


#71. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Have You Ever Seen The Rain

Round by round: 69-71

Points - 57
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #11


Though it sounds like an oxymoron, Cypress Hill have a wonderful rap-rock hybrid in "(Rock) Superstar" at #75. We then have a curious European tie for #73, between O-Zone's memetastic "Dragostei din tei", and Sløtface's highly referential "Empire Records". Everyone's favourite pair of Scottish twins, The Proclaimers are in at #72, while CCR have one of their most famous songs that didn't peak at #2 in the US in "Have You Ever Seen The Rain" at #71.
#70. The Knocks feat. Powers - Classic

Round by round: 47-70

Points - 58
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #7


#69. Starley - Call On Me (Ryan Riback Remix)

Round by round: 55-69

Points - 58
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #1


#68. The Jungle Giants - Feel The Way I Do

Round by round: 74-68

Points - 58
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #7


#67. My Bloody Valentine - Sometimes

Round by round: 68-67

Points - 58
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #6


#66. FKA twigs - Two Weeks

Round by round: 62-66

Points - 59
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #7


A throwback to an era when New Zealand's chart could have songs (apart from "Options") that weren't charting everywhere else, is The Knocks' "Classic" at #40. This set also exemplifies the slight oddity we had in this game of songs with the same name, with the lesser set bowing out here, FKA twigs' "Two Weeks" at #66, and a song by Starley which I believe according to ARIA does not exist anymore. The Jungle Giants have their recent ACI hit "Feel The Way I Do" at #68, while a personal favourite is My Bloody Valentine's "Sometimes" at #67, a rare moment of peace in a very visceral album.
#65. Aphex Twin - Come To Daddy

Round by round: 67-65

Points - 62
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #4


#64. Happy Mondays - Kinky Afro

Round by round: 58-64

Points - 62
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #15


#63. Korn - Got The Life

Round by round: 48-63

Points - 63
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #10


#62. Britt Nicole - Gold

Round by round: 60-62

Points - 64
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #2


#61. Wu-Tang Clan - Wu-Tang Clan Aint Nuthing Ta F' Wit

Round by round: 52-61

Points - 64
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #9


Good old Richard is up to his usual wacky antics with "Come To Daddy" landing at #65. While at #64 we have the Happy Mondays' only ever #1 hit on the Alternative Charts (hey we have this qualifying game going on) in "Kinky Afro". People of around my age will recognise the vocalist from Gorillaz's "DARE". One of the big hits from Korn's "Follow The Leader" album is "Got The Life" which lands at #63, while we have a rare modern case of a song charting on both the US Pop charts and US Christian charts with Britt Nicole's "Gold" at #62. Lastly, we have the tiger style of the Wu-Tang Clan as they bring the ruckus. I assure you, you should not f**k wit them.
This leaves us with 60 songs to remain in contention

AFI - Miss Murder
Aloe Blacc - I Need A Dollar
Annie - Heartbeat
Aretha Franklin - (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
Atlas Genius - Trojans
Basement Jaxx feat. Lisa Kekaula - Good Luck
Bat For Lashes - Daniel
Bat For Lashes - Laura
Blondie - Call Me
Bob Dylan - Like A Rolling Stone
Bob Evans - Don't You Think It's Time
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony - Tha Crossroads
British India - I Can Make You Love Me
Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)
Car Seat Headrest - Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales
Cher - Believe
City and Colour - Fragile Bird
Culture Club - Karma Chameleon
Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time
Duran Duran - Come Undone
Dusty Springfield - Son Of A Preacher Man
Electric Six - Danger! High Voltage
Enya - Orinoco Flow
Eric Pyrdz - Call On Me
Etta James - At Last
Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
Five - Keep On Movin'
Go West - The King of Wishful Thinking
Goldfrapp - Utopia
Grace Mitchell - Now
Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks
Hillsong Young & Free - Alive
Hoodoo Gurus - What's My Scene
Ladytron - Destroy Everything You Touch
Madvillain - All Caps
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Moloko - The Time Is Now
Niall Horan - Slow Hands
Oliver Heldens & Becky Hill - Gecko (Overdrive)
Paul Simon - You Can Call Me Al
Pixies - Where Is My Mind?
Primal Scream - Loaded
Primus - Wynona's Big Brown Beaver
Sneaker Pimps - 6 Underground
Sneaky Sound System - UFO
Sonic Youth - Kool Thing
Spoon - The Underdog
Stacie Orrico - Stuck
The Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You
The Doobie Brothers - What A Fool Believes
The Getaway Plan - Where The City Meets The Sea
The Kills - Future Starts Slow
The Police - Every Breath You Take
The Postal Service - Such Great Heights
The Specials - Ghost Town
The Stone Roses - She Bangs The Drum
The The - Uncertain Smile
TobyMac - Speak Life
Toploader - Dancing In The Moonlight
Veruca Salt - Seether

But we have a problem as my cooking robot requires 20 human songs to bake a cake, and the substitute is too high to reach without a jetpack. Please be diligent as you select a Top 15 to 24 from this list by 6pm Monday to decide who gets to proceed. Also the ACI is open. Have a good weekend.
#60. Annie - Heartbeat

Round by round: 77-60-60

Points - 69.25
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #7


#59. The Stone Roses - She Bangs The Drums

Round by round: 45-59-59

Points - 69.25
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #6


#58. Niall Horan - Slow Hands

Round by round: 54-56-57

Points - 75.95
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #16


#57. Stacie Orrico - Stuck

Round by round: 54-56-57

Points - 80.75
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #2


#56. TobyMac - Speak Life

Round by round: 50-48-56

Points - 82.75
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #8


Diversity thy name is QLVG. Starting off at #60 is the wonderful pop stylings of Annie's "Heartbeat" at #60, followed by The Stone Roses' first ever UK hit "She Bangs The Drums". Just this week, One Direction's Niall Horan scored his 2nd top 10 hit with "Slow Hands" (blocking Liam in the process, oops) and lands at #58. Stacie Orrico's sole top 10 hit "Stuck" lands at #57, and TobyMac lands at #56 with "Speak Life", coming from one of the most unlikely Billboard 200 #1 albums of all time.
#55. The Kills - Future Starts Slow

Round by round: 59-58-55

Points - 83.5
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #5


#54. Goldfrapp - Utopia

Round by round: 53-44-54

Points - 84.75
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #1


#53. Bob Evans - Don't You Think It's Time

Round by round: 29-55-53

Points - 85
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #6


#52. Hillsong Young & Free - Alive

Round by round: 43-46-52

Points - 85.2
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #1


#51. Grace Mitchell - Now

Round by round: 63-57-51

Points - 89.5
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #10


The Kills scored their only Hottest 100 hit with "Future Starts Slow" (though Alison Mosshart also appeared on Placebo's "Meds"), which lands at #55. Goldfrapp's second ever single, the glorious "Utopia" is in at #54 followed by a solo outing for Jebediah's Kevin Mitchell under the name Bob Evans. A bizarre Australian top 50 single that I wonder if anyone would remember if it hadn't quite done it, is "Alive" by Hillsong Young & Free at #52, while I am continue to await the potential pop crossover for Grace Mitchell's "Now".
#50. Aloe Blacc - I Need A Dollar

Round by round: 64-49-50

Points - 90.9
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #11


#49. The Getaway Plan - Where The City Meets The Sea

Round by round: 61-52-49

Points - 93
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #3


#48. Moloko - The Time Is Now

Round by round: 66-53-48

Points - 94
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #4


#47. Spoon - The Underdog

Round by round: 38-51-47

Points - 97.25
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #9


#46. Atlas Genius - Trojans

Round by round: 42-42-46

Points - 100
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #5


I actually thought Aloe Blacc was cheating the system by not being credited on Avicii's "Wake Me Up" but it turns out that never appeared in this game anyway. The much better "I Need A Dollar" kicks off the top half at #50. The Getaway Plan have their minor crossover success story in "When The City Meets The Sea" creep up to the top half at #49. We stay in the 2000s with Moloko at #48 and Spoon at #47, while we finish with a slow burning Alt hit (hey there's a qualifying game going on) with Atlas Genius's "Trojans", a peculiar case of an Australian band getting more success overseas.
#45. The Doobie Brothers - What A Fool Believes

Round by round: 51-41-45

Points - 101.25
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #6


#44. Sneaker Pimps - 6 Underground

Round by round: 65-43-44

Points - 103
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #11


#43. Oliver Heldens & Becky Hill - Gecko (Overdrive)

Round by round: 32-33-43

Points - 103.2
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #6


#42. Primal Scream - Loaded

Round by round: 33-40-42

Points - 103.5
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #8


#41. Sneaky Sound System - UFO

Round by round: 49-45-41

Points - 105.75
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #5


I had a bit of a flashback hearing The Doobie Brothers' "What A Fool Believes" at #45. Then at #44 is a song I peculiarly heard at Coles the other day, Sneaker Pimps' "6 Underground". Though only a few years ago, Oliver Heldens' "Gecko (Overdrive)" feels like a UK #1 hit from a bygone era, but one of the best from that era. I'm working my way into maybe finally getting into "Screamadelica", as "Loaded" holds up better than I recalled before, and also lands at #42. We then shout out to the top 20 ARIA peak kings & queen with Sneaky Sound System and their biggest hit "UFO" at #41.
As you know, E-40 actually says for 'ey, the number of remaining songs is 40'

AFI - Miss Murder
Aretha Franklin - (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
Basement Jaxx feat. Lisa Kekaula - Good Luck
Bat For Lashes - Daniel
Bat For Lashes - Laura
Blondie - Call Me
Bob Dylan - Like A Rolling Stone
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony - Tha Crossroads
British India - I Can Make You Love Me
Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)
Car Seat Headrest - Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales
Cher - Believe
City and Colour - Fragile Bird
Culture Club - Karma Chameleon
Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time
Duran Duran - Come Undone
Dusty Springfield - Son Of A Preacher Man
Electric Six - Danger! High Voltage
Enya - Orinoco Flow
Eric Pyrdz - Call On Me
Etta James - At Last
Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
Five - Keep On Movin'
Go West - The King of Wishful Thinking
Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks
Hoodoo Gurus - What's My Scene
Ladytron - Destroy Everything You Touch
Madvillain - All Caps
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Paul Simon - You Can Call Me Al
Pixies - Where Is My Mind?
Primus - Wynona's Big Brown Beaver
Sonic Youth - Kool Thing
The Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You
The Police - Every Breath You Take
The Postal Service - Such Great Heights
The Specials - Ghost Town
The The - Uncertain Smile
Toploader - Dancing In The Moonlight
Veruca Salt - Seether

If you haven't already Ctrl-W'd in disgust, then I invite you to participate in this game. You must merely determine your Top 10 to 16 from this lot and submit it to me by 6pm on Wednesday.

It's also time for new polling, select as many as you wish http://www.strawpoll.me/13065049
#40. Culture Club - Karma Chameleon

Round by round: 10-10-15-40

Points - 93.61
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #5


#39. Hoodoo Gurus - What's My Scene

Round by round: 24-22-32-39

Points - 98.38
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #2


#38. Go West - The King Of Wishful Thinking

Round by round: 40-34-38-38

Points - 101.94
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #2


#37. Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)

Round by round: 37-17-23-37

Points - 103.06
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #3


#36. Duran Duran - Come Undone

Round by round: 28-20-29-36

Points - 105.31
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #13


We get particularly nostalgic with this opening set. Be prepared for some erratic runs too, starting with a big hit from Culture Club, "Karma Chameleon", starting at #10 and ending at #40. Hoodoo Gurus have a big radio favourite "What's My Scene" at #39. Go West's "The King Of Wishful Thinking" shares a similar trait though perhaps it's not as apparent from the title alone. The '80s get a break as we go back to the '70s for a punk classic from the Buzzcocks at #37, while Duran Duran have one of their last big hits with 1993's "Come Undone" at #36.
#35. The The - Uncertain Smile

Roud by round: 35-28-30-35

Points - 107.13
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #1


#34. Aretha Franklin - (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman

Round by round: 25-23-06-34

Points - 109.38
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #4


#33. Cher - Believe

Round by round: 27-27-26-33

Points - 112.71
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #9


#32. Dusty Springfield - Son Of A Preacher Man

Round by round: 44-32-27-32

Points - 113.41
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #1


#31. Madvillain - All Caps

Round by round: 39-36-39-31

Points - 116.75
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #8


Everyone's favourite ironic band name, The The come in at #35 with their hugely popular "Uncertain Smile" that landed at #3 in the original Hottest 100 poll. Aretha Franklin has a touch of misfortune losing several votes and falling from #6 to #34. Cher's "Believe" lands at #33, 17 places higher than the DMA's cover did earlier this year. A considerably older song from a not much older singer, Dusty Springfield has "Son Of A Preacher Man" at #32, while we finally get to the 2000s for the first time today, with the Madlib & MF DOOM collaboration "All Caps", which makes it very clear how you should always type out MF DOOM's name.
#30. AFI - Miss Murder

Round by round: 26-50-33-30

Points - 121.31
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #3


#29. British India - I Can Make You Love Me

Round by round: 46-39-40-29

Points - 121.63
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #1


#28. Ladytron - Destroy Everything You Touch

Round by round: 70-38-31-28

Points - 126.69
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #6


#27. City and Colour - Fragile Bird

Round by round: 41-31-34-27

Points - 127.31
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #7


#26. Sonic Youth - Kool Thing

Round by round: 22-35-36-26

Points - 127.31
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #5


We now stay in that decidedly modern era for a bit longer, with AFI's big crossover hit "Miss Murder". Then we have what is also arguably British India's biggest hit (considering the fact it was certified gold) "I Can Make You Love Me" at #39. Not much of a hit in its time, but Ladytron's "Destroy Everything You Touch" remains popular in some circles, finishing here at its highest position of #28. Alexisonfire's Dallas Green has a very popular side project in City and Colour (the name is a clever pun if you've never noticed), even netting a Hottest 100 hit in "Fragile Bird" which lands at #27. Lastly we go back a bit further with Sonic Youth's iconic "Kool Thing" at #26.
#25. Toploader - Dancing In The Moonlight

Round by round: 30-30-35-25

Points - 127.56
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #6


#24. Eric Prydz - Call On Me

Round by round: 18-09-20-24

Points - 128.08
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #4


#23. The Police - Every Breath You Take

Round by round: 14-18-21-23

Points - 128.12
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #1


#22. Bone Thugs-n-Harmony - Tha Crossroads

Round by round: 56-54-37-22

Points - 129.25
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #3


#21. Primus - Wynona's Big Brown Beaver

Round by round: 31-29-28-21

Points - 130.31
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #1


We go back to big radio favourites, with Toploader's "Dancing In The Moonlight" at #25 and Eric Prydz's "Call On Me" at #24, the latter which has been misspelt on my spreadsheet until today for some reason. There's one last '80s cut for the day with The Police's stalker anthem "Every Breath You Take" at #23. Things then get slightly more respectful with Bone Thugs-n-Harmony's eulogy song turned Billboard #1 hit "Tha Crossroads" at #22, and then slightly less respectful for Primus's wacky antics in "Wynona's Big Brown Beaver" at #21.
And now, the final curtain

Basement Jaxx feat. Lisa Kekaula - Good Luck
Bat For Lashes - Daniel
Bat For Lashes - Laura
Blondie - Call Me
Bob Dylan - Like A Rolling Stone
Car Seat Headrest - Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales
Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time
Electric Six - Danger! High Voltage
Enya - Orinoco Flow
Etta James - At Last
Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
Five - Keep On Movin'
Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Paul Simon - You Can Call Me Al
Pixies - Where Is My Mind?
The Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You
The Postal Service - Such Great Heights
The Specials - Ghost Town
Veruca Salt - Seether


Rather than performing the entire score of the HMS Pinafore, maybe we'll stick to the usual affair of counting down the top 20 songs. In order to do that, I'll need you to select your Top 5 to 8 from this lot and submit it to me by 6pm on Friday. Also remember to vote for a new qualifying game here http://www.strawpoll.me/13065049 and maybe even vote in the current one, there aren't many slots left.

For those wondering, the Billboard chart has been late this week so the ACI won't be up until late tonight.
#20. Five - Keep On Movin'

Round by round: 21-23-17-14-20

Points - 91.29
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #7


#19. Bat For Lashes - Daniel

Round by round: 36-47-22-13-19

Points - 110.30
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #1


Starting off today we have Five's classic M People/Primal Scream remake "Keep On Movin'" at #20. Then there's our one repeat artist in the top 20, with Bat For Lashes' earlier single "Daniel" falling first at #19.
#18. Basement Jaxx feat. Lisa Kekaula - Good Luck

Round by round: 15-21-08-16-18

Points - 113.97
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #1


#17. Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks

Round by round: 09-15-14-11-17

Points - 114.91
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #2


We get some more sonic dissonance with the latest pairing, as Basement Jaxx take their upbeat party track "Good Luck" to #18, while they're followed by the higher of two "Two Weeks"s with Grizzly Bear's wonderful track at #17.
#16. Bob Dylan - Like A Rolling Stone

Round by round: 11-12-18-15-16

Points - 126.50
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #3


#15. Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)

Round by round: 05-04-12-09-15

Points - 134.66
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #2


After a bunch of 2000s entries, we now go way back to the 1960s with perhaps Bob Dylan's most famous recording "Like A Rolling Stone", while the same can perhaps be said of the Eurythmics despite the fact that they reached #1 in Australia with a different track. "Sweet Dreams" remains ever popular though and lands at #15.
#14. Veruca Salt - Seether

Round by round: 19-19-19-19-14

Points - 142.98
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #1


#13. The Special - Ghost Town

Round by round: 23-26-25-18-13

Points - 144.67
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #1


For fans of either '90s rock or Roald Dahl novels, we've got Veruca Salt with their viciously titled & sounding "Seether" at #14. Then things take a more chill turn though with perhaps more deadly stakes, with The Specials' "Ghost Town" which famously reached the top spot in the UK around the same time as there were numerous riots happening in various towns.
#12. Etta James - At Last

Round by round: 20-25-24-17-12

Points - 146.45
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #1


#11. Paul Simon - You Can Call Me Al

Round by round: 17-06-04-03-11

Points - 151.75
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #4


Though no longer with us, Etta James' "At Last" continues to live on, in fact it never charted in Australia until after she passed away. Here it takes a decent last round leap to land at #12, joining it alongside a less fortunate track. Paul Simon's track "You Can Call Me Al" which I swear somewhat inspired Selena Gomez's new song got all the way to #3 last round, but crashes down to #11 partly because it fell out of my vote D:
#10. Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time

Round by round: 12-13-13-08-10

Points - 154.44
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #1


#9. Car Seat Headrest - Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales

Round by round: 06-07-07-06-09

Points - 176.61
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #1


Starting off the top 10 is one of Cyndi Lauper's most enduring singles to this day, whether it takes that title could be subject for debate, as "True Colors" makes a tough fight. Following it is the newest song in this top 20, with Car Seat Headrest's "Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales" from last year at #9.
#8. Bat For Lashes - Laura

Round by round: 16-14-16-20-08

Points - 177.94
Current Voters - 4
Top Vote - #1


#7. Electric Six - Danger! High Voltage

Round by round: 13-16-10-07-07

Points - 185.89
Current Voters - 4
Top Vote - #2


And there was just one other track from the 2010s in here and it comes up right after the other one. Bat For Lashes' biggest hit "Laura" landing at #8. Intriguingly, it was actually behind "Daniel" during the last round. If these recent tracks have been getting too emotional for you, we get some sheer whiplash at the hands of Electric Six's ridiculous "Danger! High Voltage" at #7.
#6. Pixies - Where Is My Mind?

Round by round: 04-05-09-05-06

Points - 188.20
Current Voters - 4
Top Vote - #3


#5. Enya - Orinoco Flow

Round by round: 07-03-03-04-05

Points - 193.72
Current Voters - 4
Top Vote - #2


Appearing for the 2nd time in this game, the Pixies take "Where Is My Mind?" to lofty heights at #6, spending the entire time in the top 10. Same can be said of the next song, with Enya's new age pop crossover smash "Orinoco Flow" saving many whales by landing at #5.
#4. The Postal Service - Such Great Heights

Round by round: 02-02-02-02-04

Points - 200.33
Current Voters - 4
Top Vote - #2


#3. Blondie - Call Me

Round by round: 03-11-05-10-03

Points - 203.09
Current Voters - 4
Top Vote - #3


A 2000s favourite "Such Great Heights" takes slight advantage of the rules considering that Ben Gibbard has previously appeared in this game with Death Cab For Cutie. Nonetheless, it's a big success for The Postal Service landing at #4. Following them, it's kind of a surprise that Blondie have never appeared in this game before, but they make a huge first impression with the classic "Call Me" at #3.
#2. The Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You

Round by round: 08-08-11-12-02

Points - 215.84
Current Voters - 5
Top Vote - #4


#1. Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Ain't No Mountain High Enough

Round by round: 01-01-01-01-01

Points - 237.61
Current Voters - 4
Top Vote - #2


I could be wrong, but I think this is the first time that the winner has been decided by the previous round's points. By quite a way it must be said, due to The Dandy Warhols starting this round outside the top 10. Nonetheless, they're the highest scorer of this round and rocket up to #2 with "Bohemian Like You". They just can't topple what has been the dominant track for the entire game. In fact for a couple rounds, I was the only person who couldn't find space to fit "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" into my vote. So it's congratulations to Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, whose 1967 single is by far the oldest song to take the title in QLVG.
Thanks as always for reading/participating and whatnot. Next week we'll have our first particularly genre specific game as we look at the hits of the 30ish years of the Alternative Songs chart.

As for qualifying, there was a resounding victory for 'non-top 20 hits from #1 albums', so that'll be running on Tuesday. Enjoy your weekend.
Here we are with our first genre specific game as we look at top 10 hits on the US Alternative Songs chart. If this isn't to your liking, fret not as the next game should considerably mix things up again, nominations for that begin tomorrow.

Alanis Morissette - You Learn
alt-J - Left Hand Free
Audioslave - Show Me How To Live
Beck - Where It's At
Belly - Feed The Tree
Björk - Human Behaviour
Bush - Swallowed
Butthole Surfers - Pepper
Cage The Elephant - Shake Me Down
Cake - The Distance
Cocteau Twins - Heaven Or Las Vegas
Concrete Blonde - Joey
Counting Crows - Round Here
Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams - Get Lucky
Death Cab For Cutie - Black Sun
Death Cab For Cutie - Cath...
Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus
DNA feat. Suzanne Vega - Tom's Diner
Eagle-Eye Cherry - Save Tonight
EMF - Unbelievable
Evanescence - Bring Me To Life
Fall Out Boy - Centuries
Fastball - The Way
Filter - Hey Man, Nice Shot
Fine Young Cannibals - She Drives Me Crazy
Florence + The Machine - What Kind Of Man
Foo Fighters - Everlong
Frente! - Bizarre Love Triangle
fun. - Some Nights
Garbage - Why Do You Love Me
Gorillaz feat. De La Soul - Feel Good Inc.
Hoobastank - The Reason
Hoodoo Gurus - Miss Freelove 69
Imagine Dragons - I Bet My Life
Imagine Dragons - Radioactive
Jimmy Eat World - Pain
L7 - Pretend We're Dead
Lorde - Yellow Flicker Beat
Manchester Orchestra - I've Got Friends
Matisyahu - King Without A Crown
Matthew Sweet - Girlfriend
Midnight Oil - Blue Sky Mine
Midnight Oil - Forgotten Years
Muse - Time Is Running Out
Neon Trees - Animal
No Doubt - Don't Speak
Nothing But Thieves - Trip Switch
Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger
Oasis - Live Forever
Panic! At The Disco - Nine In The Afternoon
Paramore - Decode
Paramore - Ignorance
Pavement - Cut Your Hair
Pearl Jam - Better Man
Pet Shop Boys - Can You Forgive Her?
Phantogram - Fall In Love
Pixies - Monkey Gone To Heaven
PJ Harvey - Down By The Water
Porno For Pyros - Pets
Portishead - Sour Times
Queens of the Stone Age - Go With The Flow
Queens of the Stone Age - Little Sister
R.E.M. - Drive
R.E.M. - Man On The Moon
R.E.M. - What's The Frequency, Kenneth?
Radiohead - Bodysnatchers
Rage Against The Machine - Guerrilla Radio
Rancid - Time Bomb
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Soul To Squeeze
Reel Big Fish - Sell Out
Rise Against - Savior
Robert DeLong - Long Way Down
Screaming Trees - Nearly Lost You
Seal - Crazy
Silversun Pickups - Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings)
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Peek-A-Boo
Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun
Soundgarden - Pretty Noose
Stone Temple Pilots - Sour Girl
System Of A Down - Toxicity
Tears For Fears - Sowing The Seeds Of Love
The Breeders - Cannonball
The Cure - Friday, I'm In Love
The Cure - Lovesong
The Smashing Pumpkins - Tonight, Tonight
The Sundays - Here's Where The Story Ends
The Sundays - Summertime
The Temper Trap - Sweet Disposition
The White Stripes - The Hardest Button To Button
They Might Be Giants - Birdhouse In Your Soul
Tool - The Pot
Urge Overkill - Sister Havana
Vampire Weekend - Unbelievers
WALK THE MOON - Anna Sun
Weezer - Undone - The Sweater Song
White Town - Your Woman
Wolf Alice - Moaning Lisa Smile
XTC - The Ballad Of Peter Pumpkinhead
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps

But if you wish to participate here, merely select your Top 25 to 40 from this list and submit it to my inbox by 6pm on Wednesday.
Should've said "Here we are now"
#100. Robert DeLong - Long Way Down

Points - 13
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #28


#99. R.E.M. - What's The Frequency, Kenneth?

Points - 15
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #33


#98. The Sundays - Summertime

Points - 19
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #22


#97. Paramore - Decode

Points - 20
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #29


#96. Queens Of The Stone Age - Little Sister

Points - 21
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #20


To start off here, we have an unlucky last place finisher in more than one way, Robert DeLong having a surprise hit a couple years after "Global Concepts". This is his only song in here, but the rest of these artists here have higher finishers to come. R.E.M. have an iconic song from this chart, as "What's The Frequency, Kenneth?" is the first of just 3 songs to ever debut at #1 on the chart. Long after their first big hit, The Sundays even had some ARIA crossover success with "Summertime" that lands at #98. A favourite of some terrible blog comes in at #97 from Paramore, while Queens Of The Stone Age have the first of their two here with "Little Sister" at #96.
#95. Death Cab For Cutie - Cath...

Points - 21
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #31


=#93. Fall Out Boy - Centuries

Points - 23
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #18


=#93. Imagine Dragons - I Bet My Life

Points - 23
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #18


#92. Imagine Dragons - Radioactive

Points - 26
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #26


#91. Belly - Feed The Tree

Points - 27
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #25


Death Cab For Cutie had a #1 album with "Narrow Stairs" in 2008 (speaking of which there's a similar game going on somewhere), a key highlight there being "Cath..." which lands at #95. We then get some more recent tracks with one of Fall Out Boy's most recent hits "Centuries" at #93, tied with another song from the same time period, Imagine Dragons' 2nd album lead single "I Bet My Life". Actually Imagine Dragons aren't done there, as their perpetual charter "Radioactive" follows up at #92. We then go back to 1993 so we can "Feed The Tree" with Belly.
#90. Paramore - Ignorance

Points - 29
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #28


#89. Silversun Pickups - Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings)

Points - 29
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #20


#88. Cage The Elephant - Shake Me Down

Points - 30
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #11


#87. Urge Overkill - Sister Havana

Points - 32
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #9


#86. Porno For Pyros - Pets

Points - 32
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #22


Back for a second innings is Paramore's "Ignorance", which of course would be eligible for the current nominations game if it weren't in this one. Silversun Pickups had one of the more surprising #1 hits on the Alternative Songs chart with "Panic Switch" in 2009, the lead single from the next album, "Bloody Mary" also proved a hit, and lands here at #89. Speaking of #1 hits, Cage The Elephant are a band who just can't stop picking them up, to the point that "Shake Me Down" is now considered one of their older #1 hits, which is just jarring to me. We then end with some classic Hottest 100 hits, with Urge Overkill at #87, and Porno For Pyros at #86.
#85. Vampire Weekend - Unbelievers

Poinst - 33
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #19


#84. Neon Trees - Animal

Points - 34
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #7


#83. Rancid - Time Bomb

Points - 34
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #23


#82. Bush - Swallowed

Points - 35
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #6


#81. Tears For Fears - Sowing The Seeds Of Love

Points - 36
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #5


Despite being one of the most popular alternative bands of modern times, Vampire Weekend amazingly have only once hit the top 10 on the format (if you think that's ridiculous though, LCD Soundsystem just hit the top 50 for the first time this week!), with "Unbelievers" from their 3rd album. One of the slowest climbers to the top spot was Neon Trees' "Animal" which lands at #84, while we finish things off with some older hits, Rancid's super catchy crossover with "Time Bomb", Bush with perhaps their most popular song that isn't on "Sixteen Stone" in "Swallowed", and lastly a late '80s hit for Tears For Fears with the 6 minute epic "Sowing The Seeds Of Love".
Into round 2 now with these 80 tracks

Alanis Morissette - You Learn
alt-J - Left Hand Free
Audioslave - Show Me How To Live
Beck - Where It's At
Björk - Human Behaviour
Butthole Surfers - Pepper
Cake - The Distance
Cocteau Twins - Heaven Or Las Vegas
Concrete Blonde - Joey
Counting Crows - Round Here
Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams - Get Lucky
Death Cab For Cutie - Black Sun
Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus
DNA feat. Suzanne Vega - Tom's Diner
Eagle-Eye Cherry - Save Tonight
EMF - Unbelievable
Evanescence - Bring Me To Life
Fastball - The Way
Filter - Hey Man, Nice Shot
Fine Young Cannibals - She Drives Me Crazy
Florence + The Machine - What Kind Of Man
Foo Fighters - Everlong
Frente! - Bizarre Love Triangle
fun. - Some Nights
Garbage - Why Do You Love Me
Gorillaz feat. De La Soul - Feel Good Inc.
Hoobastank - The Reason
Hoodoo Gurus - Miss Freelove 69
Jimmy Eat World - Pain
L7 - Pretend We're Dead
Lorde - Yellow Flicker Beat
Manchester Orchestra - I've Got Friends
Matisyahu - King Without A Crown
Matthew Sweet - Girlfriend
Midnight Oil - Blue Sky Mine
Midnight Oil - Forgotten Years
Muse - Time Is Running Out
No Doubt - Don't Speak
Nothing But Thieves - Trip Switch
Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger
Oasis - Live Forever
Panic! At The Disco - Nine In The Afternoon
Pavement - Cut Your Hair
Pearl Jam - Better Man
Pet Shop Boys - Can You Forgive Her?
Phantogram - Fall In Love
Pixies - Monkey Gone To Heaven
PJ Harvey - Down By The Water
Portishead - Sour Times
Queens of the Stone Age - Go With The Flow
R.E.M. - Drive
R.E.M. - Man On The Moon
Radiohead - Bodysnatchers
Rage Against The Machine - Guerrilla Radio
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Soul To Squeeze
Reel Big Fish - Sell Out
Rise Against - Savior
Screaming Trees - Nearly Lost You
Seal - Crazy
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Peek-A-Boo
Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun
Soundgarden - Pretty Noose
Stone Temple Pilots - Sour Girl
System Of A Down - Toxicity
The Breeders - Cannonball
The Cure - Friday, I'm In Love
The Cure - Lovesong
The Smashing Pumpkins - Tonight, Tonight
The Sundays - Here's Where The Story Ends
The Temper Trap - Sweet Disposition
The White Stripes - The Hardest Button To Button
They Might Be Giants - Birdhouse In Your Soul
Tool - The Pot
WALK THE MOON - Anna Sun
Weezer - Undone - The Sweater Song
White Town - Your Woman
Wolf Alice - Moaning Lisa Smile
XTC - The Ballad Of Peter Pumpkinhead
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps

But which songs are going to give it away, and which will stay together for the kids? It's all up to you, if you can select your Top 20 to 32 from this lot, and submit to me by 6pm on Friday. The ACI is also up and running if that's a thing you do.
#80. Filter - Hey Man, Nice Shot

Round by round: 79-80

Points - 19
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #22


#79. Rise Against - Savior

Round by round: 73-79

Points - 22
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #19


#78. L7 - Pretend We're Dead

Round by round: 80-78

Points - 28
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #22


#77. Soundgarden - Pretty Noose

Round by round: 59-77

Points - 38
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #3


#76. Matthew Sweet - Girlfriend

Round by round: 74-76

Points - 40
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #1


It's a pretty '90s heavy start to this results set. We've got arguably Filter's 2nd biggest hit in "Hey Man, Nice Shot", which a podcast I listen to once used as its opening theme and as such, sounds odd to listen back to now. We then briefly go to the 2000s with an iconic hit on the Alternative Songs chart, as peculiarly, Rise Against's "Savior" is the longest chart running song in the chart's history, spending well over a year in the top 10. My knowledge of the band L7 once got me retweeted by a boat on Twitter, here they are with "Pretend I'm Dead" at #78. Soundgarden have the first of their two entries here with "Pretty Noose" at #77, while the ever photogenic Matthew Sweet lands at #76 with "Girlfriend", which I must say is quite better than his Hottest 100 entry.
#75. Garbage - Why Do You Love Me

Round by round: 75-75

Points - 41
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #15


#74. Tool - The Pot

Round by round: 77-74

Points - 44
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #23


#73. Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars

Round by round: 76-73

Points - 45
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #16


#72. Pavement - Cut Your Hair

Round by round: 78-72

Points - 46
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #10


#71. WALK THE MOON - Anna Sun

Round by round: 63-71

Points - 47
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #17


First off here is one of Garbage's last big hits, with 2005's "Why Do You Love Me". It's followed by what may as well be Tool's last, as they're still yet to release an album since 2006, though it appears they're getting close to new music. Recently bereft of their longest charting song on the UK chart record, Snow Patrol land at #73 with "Chasing Cars". An odd moment of crossover success for Pavement comes with "Cut Your Hair" at #72, while WALK THE MOON come pre-crossover fame with "Anna Sun" at #71.
#70. Oasis - Live Forever

Round by round: 67-70

Points - 49
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #16


#69. Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus

Round by round: 72-69

Points - 52
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #22


#68. Audioslave - Show Me How To Live

Round by round: 62-68

Points - 53
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #10


#67. Hoobastank - The Reason

Round by round: 64-67

Points - 53
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #2


#66. Matisyahu - King Without A Crown

Round by round: 69-66

Points - 53
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #13


Oddly pertinent, as Oasis land at #70 with one of the tracks performed at the Manchester One Love concert, "Live Forever", something that also applies to their other, yet to appear entry. Depeche Mode get fitting rights to reach out and touch me with "Personal Jesus" at #69, while Cornell has an appearance in his other band Audioslave at #68. I've found the reason that Hoobastank have landed at #67, and the reason is you, while Matisyahu has a surprising hit with "King Without A Crown" at #66.
#65. The Breeders - Cannonball

Round by round: 30-65

Points - 54
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #4


#64. Pet Shop Boys - Can You Forgive Her?

Round by round: 57-64

Points - 55
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #8


=#62. Panic At The Disco - Nine In The Afternoon

Round by round: 56-62

Points - 57
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #2


=#62. Reel Big Fish - Sell Out

Round by round: 51-62

Points - 57
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #2


#61. Lorde - Yellow Flicker Beat

Round by round: 50-61

Points - 58
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #11


An unlucky loss of votes befalls The Breeders, and "Cannonball" lands at #65. Staying in 1993, we have the Pet Shop Boys with a quality hit in "Can You Forgive Her?" at #64. Then there's a tie at #62, with the brief non ! period of Panic which netted them their only #1 album (hey, qualifying game), and a hit in "Nine In The Afternoon", sitting next to Reel Big Fish's satirical "Sell Out". Lastly, we have one of Lorde's contributions to the Hunger Games franchise, with "Yellow Flicker Beat" at the unlucky #61 slot.
Someone tell New Order that we're driving 60 songs per round 3.

Alanis Morissette - You Learn
alt-J - Left Hand Free
Beck - Where It's At
Björk - Human Behaviour
Butthole Surfers - Pepper
Cake - The Distance
Cocteau Twins - Heaven Or Las Vegas
Concrete Blonde - Joey
Counting Crows - Round Here
Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams - Get Lucky
Death Cab For Cutie - Black Sun
DNA feat. Suzanne Vega - Tom's Diner
Eagle-Eye Cherry - Save Tonight
EMF - Unbelievable
Evanescence - Bring Me To Life
Fastball - The Way
Fine Young Cannibals - She Drives Me Crazy
Florence + The Machine - What Kind Of Man
Foo Fighters - Everlong
Frente! - Bizarre Love Triangle
fun. - Some Nights
Gorillaz feat. De La Soul - Feel Good Inc.
Hoodoo Gurus - Miss Freelove 69
Jimmy Eat World - Pain
Manchester Orchestra - I've Got Friends
Midnight Oil - Blue Sky Mine
Midnight Oil - Forgotten Years
Muse - Time Is Running Out
No Doubt - Don't Speak
Nothing But Thieves - Trip Switch
Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger
Pearl Jam - Better Man
Phantogram - Fall In Love
Pixies - Monkey Gone To Heaven
PJ Harvey - Down By The Water
Portishead - Sour Times
Queens of the Stone Age - Go With The Flow
R.E.M. - Drive
R.E.M. - Man On The Moon
Radiohead - Bodysnatchers
Rage Against The Machine - Guerrilla Radio
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Soul To Squeeze
Screaming Trees - Nearly Lost You
Seal - Crazy
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Peek-A-Boo
Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun
Stone Temple Pilots - Sour Girl
System Of A Down - Toxicity
The Cure - Friday, I'm In Love
The Cure - Lovesong
The Smashing Pumpkins - Tonight, Tonight
The Sundays - Here's Where The Story Ends
The Temper Trap - Sweet Disposition
The White Stripes - The Hardest Button To Button
They Might Be Giants - Birdhouse In Your Soul
Weezer - Undone - The Sweater Song
White Town - Your Woman
Wolf Alice - Moaning Lisa Smile
XTC - The Ballad Of Peter Pumpkinhead
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps

If you're not instantly repulsed by my bad puns, you can continue to participate here, or maybe even participate for the first time! All I ask of you this time is to select your Top 15 to 24 here and submit them to me by 6pm on Monday, enjoy your weekend.
#60. Death Cab For Cutie - Black Sun

Round by round: 42-43-60

Points - 52.25
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #8


#59. Siouxsie and the Banshees - Peek-A-Boo

Round by round: 46-55-59

Points - 55.25
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #20


#58. Hoodoo Gurus - Miss Freelove 69

Round by round: 61-51-58

Points - 61.65
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #15


#57. PJ Harvey - Down By The Water

Round by round: 49-59-57

Points - 66.4
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #16


#56. Alanis Morissette - You Learn

Round by round: 53-56-56

Points - 73.25
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #9


Kicking things off is a recent hit for Death Cab For Cutie, the lead single to their most recent album, "Black Sun". We then go as far back as this chart can possibly go, as Siouxsie and the Banshees' "Peek-A-Boo" is in fact the very first #1 on the chart, coming close to 30 years ago now. Then at #58 is Hoodoo Gurus' "Miss Freelove 69" which is oddly absent on Spotify but karaoke versions exist(!). PJ Harvey has a rare semi-crossover hit with "Down By The Water" at #57, while more regular hitmaker Alanis Morissette takes "You Learn" to #56.
#55. DNA feat. Suzanne Vega - Tom's Diner

Round by round: 43-41-55

Points - 73.5
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #10


#54. Stone Temple Pilots - Sour Girl

Round by round: 15-26-54

Points - 74.65
Current Voters - 0
Top Vote - N/A


#53. R.E.M. - Drive

Round by round: 26-49-53

Points - 76
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #10


#52. XTC - The Ballad Of Peter Pumpkinhead

Round by round: 68-57-52

Points - 76.25
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #3


#51. Evanescence - Bring Me To Life

Round by round: 54-60-51

Points - 77.5
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #2


At #55 we have DNA's remix of "Tom's Diner", which is not the first time a related song has appeared, as Fall Out Boy's earlier appearing "Centuries" interpolated that famous set of 'do's as well. At #54 is a turn of the century hit for Stone Temple Pilots with "Sour Girl", while we have the lead single to R.E.M.'s most popular album "Automatic For The People" at #53, "Drive". A band that can always use a bit more attention and love is XTC, here they have "The Ballad Of Peter Pumpkinhead" at #52, while lastly, we wish to be woken up inside if not for the fact that we can't wake up, save me, Evanescence are in at #51.
#50. Butthole Surfers - Pepper

Round by round: 39-28-50

Points - 77.75
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #19


#49. Eagle-Eye Cherry - Save Tonight

Round by round: 71-53-49

Points - 79.6
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #14


#48. Midnight Oil - Forgotten Years

Round by round: 35-47-48

Points - 79.75
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #9


#47. Frente! - Bizarre Love Triangle

Round by round: 33-39-47

Points - 80.35
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #13


#46. Nothing But Thieves - Trip Switch

Round by round: 70-35-46

Points - 82.2
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #22


An odd band to have a big crossover hit would be Butthole Surfers, or so I'm told, I haven't looked deep into their catalogue yet. "Pepper" has all the makings of a hit while being super odd at the same time, landing at #50. At #49 we have the peculiarly named Swede Eagle-Eye Cherry, yes, that is indeed his real name and he is actually related to Neneh Cherry. Surprisingly popular in the early years of this format are Australia's own Midnight Oil, with all manner of political songs that don't remotely translate to the US market, but they could write a hook, so "Forgotten Years" lands at #48. We actually stay in Australia as Frente! oddly enough had international success with their New Order cover, and we finish with a pretty new band in Nothing But Thieves with their biggest hit "Trip Switch". I'd like to imagine that their new single "Amsterdam" could be a hit, but it seems the format would rather play The Chainsmokers.
#45. Björk - Human Behaviour

Round by round: 32-42-45

Points - 82.45
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #21


#44. Wolf Alice - Moaning Lisa Smile

Round by round: 47-46-44

Points - 84
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #7


#43. Weezer - Undone - The Sweater Song

Round by round: 38-52-43

Points - 88.05
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #15


#42. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Soul To Squeeze

Round by round: 65-44-42

Points - 89.45
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #10


#41. Fine Young Cannibals - She Drives Me Crazy

Round by round: 52-54-41

Points - 90.45
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #5


Björk has of course had success on the format both as a solo artist and with The Sugarcubes. She's here at #45 with one of her first big solo hits, "Human Behaviour". We then see another modern band with Wolf Alice at #44, who had an unlikely hit with "Moaning Lisa Smile" about a year after its initial release. They're premiering their new single tonight/tomorrow morning and I'm looking forward to that. We they go back to the '90s with one of the more odd hits in Weezer's catalogue, "Undone - The Sweater Song", followed by Red Hot Chili Peppers being super chill on "Soul To Squeeze" at #42. Finally, I think of it as more of a pop hit since it was an ARIA #1 hit, but Fine Young Cannibals found their place on the format in the '80s with "She Drives Me Crazy", which takes the unlucky #41 slot.
Somebody better tell FIDLAR we've got these 40 songs on repeat

alt-J - Left Hand Free
Beck - Where It's At
Cake - The Distance
Cocteau Twins - Heaven Or Las Vegas
Concrete Blonde - Joey
Counting Crows - Round Here
Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams - Get Lucky
EMF - Unbelievable
Fastball - The Way
Florence + The Machine - What Kind Of Man
Foo Fighters - Everlong
fun. - Some Nights
Gorillaz feat. De La Soul - Feel Good Inc.
Jimmy Eat World - Pain
Manchester Orchestra - I've Got Friends
Midnight Oil - Blue Sky Mine
Muse - Time Is Running Out
No Doubt - Don't Speak
Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger
Pearl Jam - Better Man
Phantogram - Fall In Love
Pixies - Monkey Gone To Heaven
Portishead - Sour Times
Queens of the Stone Age - Go With The Flow
R.E.M. - Man On The Moon
Radiohead - Bodysnatchers
Rage Against The Machine - Guerrilla Radio
Screaming Trees - Nearly Lost You
Seal - Crazy
Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun
System Of A Down - Toxicity
The Cure - Friday, I'm In Love
The Cure - Lovesong
The Smashing Pumpkins - Tonight, Tonight
The Sundays - Here's Where The Story Ends
The Temper Trap - Sweet Disposition
The White Stripes - The Hardest Button To Button
They Might Be Giants - Birdhouse In Your Soul
White Town - Your Woman
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps

The beat goes on, as do the eliminations, so be sure to submit your Top 10 to 16 from this lot to me by 6pm Wednesday and hope your favourites survive.

I also come with a new poll http://www.strawpoll.me/13167861
#40. Cake - The Distance

Round by round: 66-25-34-40

Points - 66.26
Current Voters - 0
Top Vote - N/A


#39. alt-J - Left Hand Free

Round by round: 60-21-23-39

Points - 74.73
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #12


#38. Fastball - The Way

Round by round: 48-33-40-38

Points - 75.78
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #11


#37. Screaming Trees - Nearly Lost You

Round by round: 22-50-31-37

Points - 80.03
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #13


#36. Seal - Crazy

Round by round: 36-58-37-36

Points - 92.75
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #4


Staying at the starting line this round is Cake's "The Distance". We then have the 2nd single from alt-J's 2nd album which may or may not have just been written to appease their record label (which to its credit, became their biggest hit on the format). For the rest of this set, we go back to the '90s, as Fastball's song that hasn't been ruined by a white rapper yet, "The Way" lands at #38, followed by the big breakout hit for Screaming Trees, "Nearly Lost You", as well as Seal's first big solo hit "Crazy".
#35. Manchester Orchestra - I've Got Friends

Round by round: 44-36-35-35

Points - 94.3
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #1


#34. Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams - Get Lucky

Round by round: 29-28-39-34

Points - 96.44
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #1


#33. The Sundays - Here's Where The Story Ends

Round by round: 55-28-28-33

Points - 96.49
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #5


#32. Beck - Where It's At

Round by round: 40-40-36-32

Points - 101.13
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #14


#31. Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger

Round by round: 37-20-22-31

Points - 103.81
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #5


One of my favourite songs of 2009, both now and when it came out is Manchester Orchestra's "I've Got Friends" which lands at #35. We then have one of those big pop hits that are so dominant that they wind up on the alternative stations as well, Daft Punk's "Get Lucky". The Sundays have a #1 hit on this format with their 2nd entry in this list, "Here's Where The Story Ends", while we go to the wonderful world of Odelay with Beck's "Where It's At" at #32. Lastly is one of Oasis's rare Noel-led tracks, "Don't Look Back In Anger", which is actually currently in the UK top 40 following its performance at the Manchester relief concert, which ironically Noel did not attend.
#30. R.E.M. - Man On The Moon

Round by round: 20-37-32-30

Points - 104.65
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #10


#29. fun. - Some Nights

Round by round: 34-27-30-29

Points - 105.69
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #3


#28. Radiohead - Bodysnatchers

Round by round: 45-34-38-28

Points - 107.66
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #1


#27. Jimmy Eat World - Pain

Round by round: 25-44-33-27

Points - 109.68
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #3


#26. Cocteau Twins - Heaven Or Las Vegas

Round by round: 58-31-29-26

Points - 111.29
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #9


We now go to the 2nd single from Automatic For The People, with R.E.M. getting a final slot with "Man On The Moon" at #30. Another huge alt/pop crossover hit came from fun. whose "Some Nights" spent quite a while in the upper rungs of the chart. Then at #28 is the biggest radio hit from Radiohead's 7th album, "Bodysnatchers". Jimmy Eat World also had a big hit with their oft-overlooked "Pain" at #27, while Cocteau Twins have a much more elegant time with "Heaven Or Las Vegas" at #26.
#25. Midnight Oil - Blue Sky Mine

Round by round: 13-17-27-25

Points - 121.48
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #6


#24. The White Stripes - The Hardest Button To Button

Round by round: 27-16-18-24

Points - 124.15
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #4


#23. Counting Crows - Round Here

Round by round: 41-38-24-23

Points - 124.45
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #8


#22. Florence + The Machine - What Kind Of Man

Round by round: 16-48-26-22

Points - 126.06
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #7


#21. Phantogram - Fall In Love

Round by round: 28-32-25-21

Points - 128.06
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #2


Nearly halving their last position, Midnight Oil are back again at #25 with "Blue Sky Mine". Then at #24 is the 2nd biggest hit from The White Stripes' Elephant album with its iconic video in "The Hardest Button To Button". Counting Crows have a heartwrenching ballad "Round Here" at #23, while at #22 is the lead single for Florence + The Machine's 3rd album, "What Kind Of Man". In the unlucky slot is something of a lucky song to even be here, as Phantogram's "Fall In Love" sticks out a bit on US Alt playlists.
Now for one last time, these songs press on

Concrete Blonde - Joey
EMF - Unbelievable
Foo Fighters - Everlong
Gorillaz feat. De La Soul - Feel Good Inc.
Muse - Time Is Running Out
No Doubt - Don't Speak
Pearl Jam - Better Man
Pixies - Monkey Gone To Heaven
Portishead - Sour Times
Queens of the Stone Age - Go With The Flow
Rage Against The Machine - Guerrilla Radio
Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun
System Of A Down - Toxicity
The Cure - Friday, I'm In Love
The Cure - Lovesong
The Smashing Pumpkins - Tonight, Tonight
The Temper Trap - Sweet Disposition
They Might Be Giants - Birdhouse In Your Soul
White Town - Your Woman
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps

Make a mark on how it turns out, by selecting your Top 5 to 8 from this lot and submitting it to me by 6pm Friday. The ACI is ready to take your votes, as is this voting thread http://www.strawpoll.me/13167861 and by all means help participate in popmusicity's Survivor thread.
#20. Rage Against The Machine - Guerrilla Radio

Round by round: 20-09-13-18-20

Points - 102.77
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #7


#19. Concrete Blonde - Joey

Round by round: 31-23-10-13-19

Points - 108.72
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #5


Shout out to anyone who played Tony Hawk Pro Skater back in the day, which was absolutely elevated by the inclusion of a heavily edited version of "Guerrilla Radio", which ends up where it started at #20. We then go to the other end of the '90s with Concrete Blonde's monster ballad "Joey" which was pretty much only a big hit in Australia.
#18. System Of A Down - Toxicity

Round by round: 17-12-21-16-18

Points - 112.80
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #8


#17. The Cure - Friday, I'm In Love

Round by round: 24-24-20-15-17

Points - 118.6
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #4


Once again we've got a group of songs separated by nearly a full decade, starting with the title track to System Of A Down's most successful album "Toxicity" and followed by the first of two tracks from The Cure, "Friday, I'm In Love" being arguably their most popular song from the '90s despite its late single release having it only just scrape the top 40 here.
#16. Muse - Time Is Running Out

Round by round: 19-14-08-17-16

Points - 125.29
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #1


#15. The Cure - Lovesong

Round by round: 18-18-19-19-15

Points - 132.51
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #3


Though it was only with their 5th album that Muse truly found a stranglehold on the Alt format, they were still picking up hits back with their 3rd album (though the 2nd to be released in the US because disputes over falsetto vocals caused "Origin Of Symmetry" to get released about 4 years later there #themoreyouknow), most notably #16 finisher "Time Is Running Out". And The Cure are back at it again, this time with a cut from their most beloved album "Disintegration". "Lovesong" was of course covered by Adele which means Robert Smith has a writing credit on the highest selling album of the 21st century.
#14. Portishead - Sour Times

Round by round: 08-15-17-20-14

Points - 136.52
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #1


#13. Pearl Jam - Better Man

Round by round: 11-05-06-07-13

Points - 138.31
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #2


For a change, here are two songs of roughly similar release dates. At #14 is one of the biggest hits from Portishead's "Dummy" album, the ever alluring "Sour Times", while on the other side of the fence is perhaps Pearl Jam's most enduring radio hit "Better Man" at #13.
#12. The Smashing Pumpkins - Tonight, Tonight

Round by round: 05-06-11-12-12

Points - 142.18
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #2


#11. No Doubt - Don't Speak

Round by round: 10-13-07-14-11

Points - 151.56
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #1


As was the style at the time, The Smashing Pumpkins crank up the bombast to 11 on "Tonight, Tonight" which lands them a #12 finish here. While falling short of the top 10 by less than half of a point is No Doubt's ever enduring ballad "Don't Speak".
#10. Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun

Round by round: 04-04-04-06-10

Points - 151.99
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #4


#9. Queens Of The Stone Age - Go With The Flow

Round by round: 03-03-03-05-09

Points - 158.42
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #8


A timely batch here, as opening up the top 10 is Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun", fresh from re-entering the ARIA top 50 following Chris Cornell's passing last month. Queens Of The Stone Age also show up with one of the bigger hits from their "Songs From The Deaf" album, which comes on time with them releasing a cracker of a new single today.
#8. They Might Be Giants - Birdhouse In Your Soul

Round by round: 14-22-16-10-08

Points - 175.18
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #2


#7. Gorillaz feat. De La Soul - Feel Good Inc.

Round by round: 06-07-09-09-07

Points - 178.78
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #3


Practically defining alternative is the oddball of a tune "Birdhouse In Your Soul" from They Might Be Giants landing at the #8 slot. On the other hand it sits next to a huge pop crossover smash from Gorillaz, the inescapable 2005 hit "Feel Good Inc.", whose popularity is such that I'm pretty sure it's sold more than any single from the new Gorillaz album has this year.
#6. EMF - Unbelievable

Round by round: 23-19-14-08-06

Points - 180.06
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #4


#5. White Town - Your Woman

Round by round: 07-11-15-11-05

Points - 182.06
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #2


An almost unbelievable fact is that EMF had a huge breakout Madchester hit that hit #1 not in the UK, but in the US. The utter riot that "Unbelievable" is, is always a popular choice and lands here at #6. On the other hand, its partner here "Your Woman" was a UK #1 hit, and all was good with the world.
#4. The Temper Trap - Sweet Disposition

Round by round: 12-10-05-04-04

Points - 205.55
Current Voters - 4
Top Vote - #3


#3. Pixies - Monkey Gone To Heaven

Round by round: 09-08-12-03-03

Points - 217.57
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #2


Despite their humble beginnings getting airplay on triple j and not quite cracking the Hottest 100 at the time, a year later "Sweet Disposition" landed some handy soundtrack deals and was suddenly everywhere. Sitting next to them about 20 years removed is the Pixies, who not only repeat their top 10 finish from the last game, but halve the #6 finish of "Where Is My Mind?" to land at #3 with "Monkey Gone To Heaven".
#2. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps

Round by round: 02-02-02-02-02

Points - 218.29
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #3


#1. Foo Fighters - Everlong

Round by round: 01-01-01-01-01

Points - 238.69
Current Voters - 4
Top Vote - #1


We seem to be getting a recurring trend of late with the top spots in the list being decided pretty much from the outset and not changing. This time around we had a top 2 locked in the entire way, although it was very nearly challenged as the Pixies came very close this round. Alas, it's top 2 glory for Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the always delightful "Maps". Taking the crown of course, is pretty much a defining song for the format, with the biggest song of Foo Fighters' career, and for many, music in general. "Everlong" struck an early lead here and saw no challenge at any point.
That's all wrapped up for another fortnight, but as usual, there's more waiting in the wings. Next round we'll be looking at non-top 20 hits from Australian #1 albums, while on the qualifying stands we had another tie, so starting on Tuesday we'll be looking at song titles with animals in them, and afterwards, songs released by artists over the age of 40. Have a good weekend and I'll see you there.
It's a new week, and a new list, a carefully selected batch of songs that appear on #1 albums, but were not top 20 singles in their own right

Adele - Water Under The Bridge
Anastacia - Welcome To My Truth
Arctic Monkeys - Mardy Bum
Arctic Monkeys - No. 1 Party Anthem
Arctic Monkeys - When The Sun Goes Down
Ariana Grande feat. Big Sean - Best Mistake
Avicii - Lay Me Down
Avril Lavigne - I'm With You
Beastie Boys - Body Movin'
Bernard Fanning - Songbird
Bring Me The Horizon - True Friends
Bruce Springsteen - Hungry Heart
Coldplay - A Rush Of Blood To The Head
Crowded House - Four Seasons In One Day
Cut Copy - Hearts On Fire
Daft Punk feat. Julian Casablancas - Instant Crush
Daft Punk feat. Panda Bear - Doin' It Right
David Bowie - Lazarus
Deftones - Prayers/Triangles
Dido - Here With Me
Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms
Drake - Controlla
Electric Light Orchestra - Mr. Blue Sky
Elton John - Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting
Elton John - The Bitch Is Back
Eminem feat. Dr. Dre - Guilty Conscience
Fleetwood Mac - Don't Stop
Fleetwood Mac - The Chain
Florence + The Machine - Ship To Wreck
Flume - Wall F**k
Flume feat. Moon Holiday - Insane
Foo Fighters - Long Road To Ruin
Foster The People - Houdini
Garbage - Androgyny
Gorillaz feat. Lou Reed - Some Kind Of Nature
Gotye – In Your Light
Green Day - Jesus Of Suburbia
Hermitude feat. Young Tapz - Through The Roof
Hillsong United - Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)
Hilltop Hoods – Rattling The Keys To The Kingdom
Hilltop Hoods - Stopping All Stations
INXS - By My Side
Jack Johnson - Sitting, Waiting, Wishing
Jamiroquai - You Give Me Something
Janet Jackson - Any Time, Any Place
John Butler Trio - Used To Get High
Justin Timberlake - Tunnel Vision
Kanye West - I Am A God
Katy Perry - The One That Got Away
Kendrick Lamar - Alright
Korn - Falling Away From Me
Lana Del Rey - Video Games
Lana Del Rey - West Coast
Live - I Alone
Lorde - White Teeth Teens
Maroon 5 - Sunday Morning
Matt Corby - Monday
Michael Jackson - Dirty Diana
Michael Jackson - Will You Be There
Moby - Porcelain
Moby - Run On
Muse - Invincible
Muse – Reapers
Neneh Cherry - Buffalo Stance
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Jubilee Street
Of Monsters and Men - Mountain Sound
Panic! At The Disco - That Green Gentleman (Things Have Changed)
Paramore - Ain't It Fun
Paramore - Now
Pearl Jam - Animal
Pete Murray - Lines
Powderfinger - Burn Your Name
Powderfinger - Like A Dog
Queens Of The Stone Age - I Sat By The Ocean
Queens Of The Stone Age - If I Had A Tail
Radiohead - Talk Show Host
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Breaking The Girl
Robbie Williams - Let Me Entertain You
RÜFÜS - Tonight
Silverchair - Across The Night
Silverchair - Reflections Of A Sound
Soundgarden - Burden In My Hand
System Of A Down - B.Y.O.B.
System Of A Down - Revenga
Tame Impala - Let It Happen
Taylor Swift - All Too Well
Taylor Swift - New Romantics
The 1975 - This Must Be My Dream
The Avalanches - The Wozard Of Iz
The Cat Empire - Two Shoes
The Chemical Brothers - Star Guitar
The Killers - Mr. Brightside
The Smashing Pumpkins - Zero
The Smiths - How Soon Is Now?
The Strokes - Under Cover Of Darkness
The Weeknd - False Alarm
The Weeknd - Secrets
The Whitlams - Fall For You
Tool - Schism
You Am I - Cathy's Clown

Provided that you weren't demoned away following last night's Watanagashi, participating in this game is as easy as pie. Just select your Top 25 to 40 from this lot and submit it to me by 6pm on Wednesday. Also get ready with your thinking caps as tomorrow we'll start looking at songs with animals in the title.
#100. Hilltop Hoods - Stopping All Stations

Points - 12
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #29


#99. Taylor Swift - New Romantics

Points - 12
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #32


#98. Drake - Controlla

Points - 15
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #26


#97. Taylor Swift - All Too Well

Points - 18
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #23


#96. Paramore - Now

Points - 19
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #22


With no shortage of #1 albums on their belt, Hilltop Hoods are right at home in this game, though they take the #100 slot with their lyrical storytelling in 2006's "Stopping All Stations". A similar regular at the top of the album chart is Taylor Swift, and she appears here not once but twice, with relatively more recent cuts of her NOW STREAMABLE ON SPOTIFY catalogue, "New Romantics" from 2014, and "All Too Well" from 2012. In the middle of this we have Drake, who with difficult competition, has only once topped the album chart, unfortunately with "Views" of all things. Nonetheless, "Controlla" sees fit as a rather popular cut that never got too high on the singles chart, hopefully Taylor Swift pairings aren't a ting he'd be distraut about splitting. Lastly, we've got Paramore's "Now" from their self-titled album which was their 2nd to go to #1.
#95. Michael Jackson - Dirty Diana

Points - 19
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #29


#94. Justin Timberlake - Tunnel Vision

Points - 19
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #29


#93. Flume - Wall F**k

Points - 23
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #18


#92. Pearl Jam - Animal

Points - 26
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #27


#91. Moby - Run On

Points - 27
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #27


Michael Jackson is of course no stranger to the upper reaches of the charts, but most of his classic hits are safely entrenched in ineligibility. However, his "Bad" era wasn't quite the chart showstopper as it was in the US, staggeringly "Dirty Diana" didn't reach the top 20, and "Bad" didn't even hit the top spot. It's only due to its inclusion on one of his many compilations that it can enter here. Justin Timberlake had two big hits from his 2013 album, but afterwards the hits dried up, though there were still some solid cuts to be had, namely #94's "Tunnel Vision". Flume will be showing up here twice, once from each of his albums, with his #93 placing being an instrumental cut from the latter. In keeping with artists who can't keep away from the top spot on most days, Pearl Jam have "Animal" at #92, while to finish off this lot is one of the many big singles from Moby's monster "Play" album, "Run On".
#90. Janet Jackson - Any Time, Any Place

Points - 27
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #24


#89. Pete Murray - Lines

Points - 28
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #13


#88. Ariana Grande feat. Big Sean - Best Mistake

Points - 28
Current Voters - 3
Top Vote - #23


#87. Fleetwood Mac - Don't Stop

Points - 29
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #18


#86. The Weeknd - False Alarm

Points - 31
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #10


Suffice to say we have a bit of poetic injustice for one of Janet Jackson's finest in "Any Time, Any Place". Following it we go back to the era when Pete Murray was selling albums like crazy, "Lines" even cracking the Hottest 100 for him at the time. Next is Ariana Grande who has done well to score two #1 albums, and "Best Mistake" has often been a popular cut on the former, nearly cracking the ACI top 10 without even being a proper single. Fleetwood Mac have the first of their two entries here with one of their biggest radio hits "Don't Stop", while The Weeknd takes us on his wild ride with 2016's "False Alarm".
#85. The Avalanches - The Wozard Of Iz

Points - 32
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #9


=#83. Bring Me The Horizon - True Friends

Points - 33
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #8


=#83. Michael Jackson - Will You Be There

Points - 33
Current Voters - #8
Top Vote - #8


#82. Korn - Falling Away From Me

Points - 33
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #15


#81. The Whitlams - Fall For You

Points - 34
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #8


Utilising a decade and a half of hype, The Avalanches managed to reach the very top of the album chart last year with their ever-eccentric 2nd album. Sitting at #85 is the rather unique stylings of "The Wozard Of Iz". Next up we have Bring Me The Horizon, who thanks to a series of lucky coincidences are with no shortage of selections in this game, whether you prefer their mainstream rock stylings or their melodic deathcore phase. They sit tied with another Michael Jackson song, his somewhat underrated but excellent "Will You Be There". Lastly we have some turn of the century favourites with post-peak cuts from Korn & The Whitlams.
If these songs ever did reach the ARIA Chart, there are only 80 different positions they could have ever appeared at, incidentally there are 80 songs remaining.

Adele - Water Under The Bridge
Anastacia - Welcome To My Truth
Arctic Monkeys - Mardy Bum
Arctic Monkeys - No. 1 Party Anthem
Arctic Monkeys - When The Sun Goes Down
Avicii - Lay Me Down
Avril Lavigne - I'm With You
Beastie Boys - Body Movin'
Bernard Fanning - Songbird
Bruce Springsteen - Hungry Heart
Coldplay - A Rush Of Blood To The Head
Crowded House - Four Seasons In One Day
Cut Copy - Hearts On Fire
Daft Punk feat. Julian Casablancas - Instant Crush
Daft Punk feat. Panda Bear - Doin' It Right
David Bowie - Lazarus
Deftones - Prayers/Triangles
Dido - Here With Me
Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms
Electric Light Orchestra - Mr. Blue Sky
Elton John - Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting
Elton John - The Bitch Is Back
Eminem feat. Dr. Dre - Guilty Conscience
Fleetwood Mac - The Chain
Florence + The Machine - Ship To Wreck
Flume feat. Moon Holiday - Insane
Foo Fighters - Long Road To Ruin
Foster The People - Houdini
Garbage - Androgyny
Gorillaz feat. Lou Reed - Some Kind Of Nature
Gotye – In Your Light
Green Day - Jesus Of Suburbia
Hermitude feat. Young Tapz - Through The Roof
Hillsong United - Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)
Hilltop Hoods – Rattling The Keys To The Kingdom
INXS - By My Side
Jack Johnson - Sitting, Waiting, Wishing
Jamiroquai - You Give Me Something
John Butler Trio - Used To Get High
Kanye West - I Am A God
Katy Perry - The One That Got Away
Kendrick Lamar - Alright
Lana Del Rey - Video Games
Lana Del Rey - West Coast
Live - I Alone
Lorde - White Teeth Teens
Maroon 5 - Sunday Morning
Matt Corby - Monday
Moby - Porcelain
Muse - Invincible
Muse – Reapers
Neneh Cherry - Buffalo Stance
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Jubilee Street
Of Monsters and Men - Mountain Sound
Panic! At The Disco - That Green Gentleman (Things Have Changed)
Paramore - Ain't It Fun
Powderfinger - Burn Your Name
Powderfinger - Like A Dog
Queens Of The Stone Age - I Sat By The Ocean
Queens Of The Stone Age - If I Had A Tail
Radiohead - Talk Show Host
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Breaking The Girl
Robbie Williams - Let Me Entertain You
RÜFÜS - Tonight
Silverchair - Across The Night
Silverchair - Reflections Of A Sound
Soundgarden - Burden In My Hand
System Of A Down - B.Y.O.B.
System Of A Down - Revenga
Tame Impala - Let It Happen
The 1975 - This Must Be My Dream
The Cat Empire - Two Shoes
The Chemical Brothers - Star Guitar
The Killers - Mr. Brightside
The Smashing Pumpkins - Zero
The Smiths - How Soon Is Now?
The Strokes - Under Cover Of Darkness
The Weeknd - Secrets
Tool - Schism
You Am I - Cathy's Clown

Stake your claim! Who shall fall short and who shall persist. You merely need to submit your Top 20 to 32 from this lot to me by 6pm Friday to be a part of it. The ACI is also ready to take your votes if you wish.
#80. Hermitude feat. Young Tapz - Through The Roof

Round by round: 60-80

Points - 35
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #23


#79. Gorillaz feat. Lou Reed - Some Kind Of Nature

Round by round: 80-79

Points - 35.4
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #24


=#77. Hillsong United - Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)

Round by round: 78-77

Points - 38
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #3


=#77. Live - I Alone

Round by round: 74-77

Points - 38
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #3


#76. Robbie Williams - Let Me Entertain You

Round by round: 68-76

Points - 39
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #16


Hermitude managed a big hit album in 2015, no doubt thanks to its opening track. Here is the lead single "Through The Roof" at #80. We then have Gorillaz's sole #1 album "Plastic Beach", filled with many wonderful and diverse tracks, and no top 20 singles. Here we have one of the last musical contributions of Lou Reed in "Some Kind Of Nature". Then at #77 is a tie between arguably the biggest Christian hit of this decade, Hillsong's "Oceans" which only recently left the Hot Christian Songs chart, and the first song to ever appear twice in an annual Hottest 100, Live's "I Alone". We then have one of the most memorable tracks of Robbie Williams' career, but one of the lowest charting, "Let Me Entertain You".
#75. Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms

Round by round: 76-75

Points - 40
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #1


#74. Beastie Boys - Body Movin'

Round by round: 65-74

Points - 41.8
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #12


#73. Muse - Reapers

Round by round: 75-73

Points - 43
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #17


#72. Arctic Monkeys - No. 1 Party Anthem

Round by round: 73-72

Points - 44
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #18


#71. Eminem feat. Dr. Dre - Guilty Conscience

Round by round: 70-71

Points - 44
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #14


One of the biggest selling albums ever in Australia, "Brothers In Arms" has its title track in at #75. We then have arguably the commercial peak for the Beastie Boys with their "Hello Nasty" album, with one of the two biggest singles, "Body Movin'". Muse have 3 #1 albums, two of which feature here, firstly we have their most recent album, and the super heavy oddball of "Drones" in "Reapers" at #73. Arctic Monkeys on the other hand have 3 entries from just 2 #1 albums. Similarly they have their most recent album "AM" in the way of "No. 1 Party Anthem". Lastly we have an earlier hit from Eminem in "Guilty Conscience", which is here via its inclusion on his super successful "Curtain Call" compilation.
#70. Jack Johnson - Sitting, Waiting, Wishing

Points - 62-70

Points - 44
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #11


#69. Foo Fighters - Long Road To Ruin

Round by round: 67-69

Points - 44.2
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #28


#68. Deftones - Prayers/Triangles

Round by round: 56-68

Points - 44.8
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #25


#67. Elton John - The Bitch Is Back

Round by round: 63-67

Points - 46
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #13


#66. The Weeknd - Secrets

Round by round: 53-66

Points - 47
Current Voters - 1
Top Vote - #18


Another regular to the top of the charts is Jack Johnson, in here at #70 with "Sitting, Waiting, Wishing". Similarly, every Foo Fighters album this century has reached the top spot (and the Hottest 100), so we step right in the middle of that set with 2007's "Long Road To Ruin". On the other hand, it was a bit of a surprise in 2015 when Deftones scored a #1 album, with "Prayers/Triangles" being a key highlight on their "Gore" album. Elton John has the first of his two entries here with "The Bitch Is Back", while The Weeknd is back again with a 2nd track from "Starboy", "Secrets" at #66.
#65. Adele - Water Under The Bridge

Round by round: 64-64

Points - 47
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #4


#64. Gotye - In Your Light

Round by round: 64-64

Points - 47
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #4


#63. Powderfinger - Like A Dog

Round by round: 72-63

Points - 48
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #16


#62. Coldplay - A Rush Of Blood To The Head

Round by round: 71-62

Points - 48
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #14


#61. The Strokes - Under Cover Of Darkness

Round by round: 77-61

Points - 48
Current Voters - 2
Top Vote - #5


Having an extensive chart run in Australia despite a relatively 'low' peak is Adele's "Water Under The Bridge", landing at #65. Gotye naturally had quite a bit of success with his 3rd album, one of the few that were able to dethrone...well Adele at the height of her popularity, at #64 is his very George Michael-esque "In Your Light". We then have the first of two tracks from #1 regulars Powderfinger, with one of their rockier cuts in "Like A Dog". Coldplay similarly only very rarely miss the top spot, and had I think their most successful album with "A Rush Of Blood To The Head", the title track of which lands at #62. Lastly, The Strokes have had just the one time at #1 here, with their semi-comeback album "Angles", and the fast paced lead off single "Under Cover Of Darkness" is in at #61.
You can be fairly certain that this leaves 60 songs in the running. You can also be pretty certain that these are said 60 songs

Anastacia - Welcome To My Truth
Arctic Monkeys - Mardy Bum
Arctic Monkeys - When The Sun Goes Down
Avicii - Lay Me Down
Avril Lavigne - I'm With You
Bernard Fanning - Songbird
Bruce Springsteen - Hungry Heart
Crowded House - Four Seasons In One Day
Cut Copy - Hearts On Fire
Daft Punk feat. Julian Casablancas - Instant Crush
Daft Punk feat. Panda Bear - Doin' It Right
David Bowie - Lazarus
Dido - Here With Me
Electric Light Orchestra - Mr. Blue Sky
Elton John - Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting
Fleetwood Mac - The Chain
Florence + The Machine - Ship To Wreck
Flume feat. Moon Holiday - Insane
Foster The People - Houdini
Garbage - Androgyny
Green Day - Jesus Of Suburbia
Hilltop Hoods – Rattling The Keys To The Kingdom
INXS - By My Side
Jamiroquai - You Give Me Something
John Butler Trio - Used To Get High
Kanye West - I Am A God
Katy Perry - The One That Got Away
Kendrick Lamar - Alright
Lana Del Rey - Video Games
Lana Del Rey - West Coast
Lorde - White Teeth Teens
Maroon 5 - Sunday Morning
Matt Corby - Monday
Moby - Porcelain
Muse - Invincible
Neneh Cherry - Buffalo Stance
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Jubilee Street
Of Monsters and Men - Mountain Sound
Panic! At The Disco - That Green Gentleman (Things Have Changed)
Paramore - Ain't It Fun
Powderfinger - Burn Your Name
Queens Of The Stone Age - I Sat By The Ocean
Queens Of The Stone Age - If I Had A Tail
Radiohead - Talk Show Host
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Breaking The Girl
RÜFÜS - Tonight
Silverchair - Across The Night
Silverchair - Reflections Of A Sound
Soundgarden - Burden In My Hand
System Of A Down - B.Y.O.B.
System Of A Down - Revenga
Tame Impala - Let It Happen
The 1975 - This Must Be My Dream
The Cat Empire - Two Shoes
The Chemical Brothers - Star Guitar
The Killers - Mr. Brightside
The Smashing Pumpkins - Zero
The Smiths - How Soon Is Now?
Tool - Schism
You Am I - Cathy's Clown


Should you wish to interfere with the state of affairs and possibly shuffle around those round by round numbers a bit, you'll need to select your Top 15 to 24 from this batch of songs, and submit them to my inbox by 6pm on Monday. ACI can take your votes also, have a good weekend.

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