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All these Stevie picks make me nervous that I'd better take this right now. 11.02  Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke (1977) I'm taking this on the single, not the album, release date.  And some versi

Time for another all-timer for my theme. This is another absolutely stacked year for me, but I’d be bummed big time if I couldn’t get this on my jukebox playlist. Yo Mama selects:   9.23 - M

33.xx I Wanna Hold Your Hand (US B-side - I Saw Her Standing There), Beatles (1963)

4.18 - (Antichrist Television Blues) - Arcade Fire  (2007)

My draft gimmick requires occasional leaps of faith that a modern song sounds similar to The Boss.  (Antichrist Television Blues) is one of those numbers.  So work with me here:

  • Win Butler's vocals have sort of a Springsteenesque quality to them
  • The drum beat, strummed guitars and droning background sounds could come from a late-period Springsteen record
  • The lyrics mention cars and work
  • Both bands have too many people on stage during their live shows.

Dear God, I'm a good Christian man
In your glory, I know you understand
That you gotta work hard and you gotta get paid
My girl's thirteen, but she don't act her age
She can sing like a bird in a cage
Oh Lord, if you could see her when she's up on that stage

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22 minutes ago, Eephus said:

4.18 - (Antichrist Television Blues) - Arcade Fire  (2007)

My draft gimmick requires occasional leaps of faith that a modern song sounds similar to The Boss.  (Antichrist Television Blues) is one of those numbers.  So work with me here:

  • Win Butler's vocals have sort of a Springsteenesque quality to them
  • The drum beat, strummed guitars and droning background sounds could come from a late-period Springsteen record
  • The lyrics mention cars and work
  • Both bands have too many people on stage during their live shows.

Dear God, I'm a good Christian man
In your glory, I know you understand
That you gotta work hard and you gotta get paid
My girl's thirteen, but she don't act her age
She can sing like a bird in a cage
Oh Lord, if you could see her when she's up on that stage

You hit this outta the park actually.  Edwin sings it Boss style too. Neon Bible is definitely their Springsteenish record.  The song Half Light II from the Suburbs that I picked in last draft would have been a decent one also.  

Edited to add:  That song is about Jessica Simpsons dad.  For real.

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41 minutes ago, Eephus said:

4.18 - (Antichrist Television Blues) - Arcade Fire  (2007)

My draft gimmick requires occasional leaps of faith that a modern song sounds similar to The Boss.  (Antichrist Television Blues) is one of those numbers.  So work with me here:

  • Win Butler's vocals have sort of a Springsteenesque quality to them
  • The drum beat, strummed guitars and droning background sounds could come from a late-period Springsteen record
  • The lyrics mention cars and work
  • Both bands have too many people on stage during their live shows.

Dear God, I'm a good Christian man
In your glory, I know you understand
That you gotta work hard and you gotta get paid
My girl's thirteen, but she don't act her age
She can sing like a bird in a cage
Oh Lord, if you could see her when she's up on that stage

That's a really good call on the Springsteen. I don't know how you can unhear the influence once it's pointed out. 

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Just now, Dr. Octopus said:

Ok. You can skip me and I’ll pick in a few. @krista4

Cool. Just saw the sheet and saw you'd commented on a post of mine and synchronicity happened.

Hey, are we just editing the sheet? That's going to get awfully fouled up. I predict it, folks...I'm keeping the picks in my own Excel file for posterity.

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2 hours ago, Hov34 said:

4.19 Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder) - Maxwell (1996)

Not clear the B-side because I can't find a 45 of it.

The flip side of the Cassingle is Lock You Up N' Love Fa Days, And I will take that if allowed?

 

:oldunsure: You sniped me yesterday. and apparently I sniped you. And now you are getting dangerously close to acts in my shortlist. I see you, Hov.

 

you've got a smooth/class jukebox taking shape btw.

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4.23 Downtown Train - Tom Waits (1985)

 

So far I've been able to load up on artists I love with songs that fit the theme. I suspect I'll be able to go a long way without "researching" as there's so many songs with NYC as a backdrop. 

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Just now, Dr. Octopus said:

4.23 Downtown Train - Tom Waits

 

So far I've been able to load up on artists I love with songs that fit the theme. I suspect I'll be able to go a long way without "researching" as there's so many songs with NYC as a backdrop. 

On my long list

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1 minute ago, Long Ball Larry said:

i thought that i was fairly clear about my appropriation of this shtick.

i doubt that we will have that much overlap though, based on my initial list of stuff.

I now vaguely remember that. I think I thought you were kidding. You have been known to be droll (at least known to me). I don't mind at all. More the merrier!

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4.24 Sly and the Family Stone - In Time (1973)

(not a single so no B-side)

If I want a Sly and the Family Stone song, and who doesn't, my only option for my theme is to take one from the album Fresh.  Since that rascal Buffaloes sniped my pick, I'm going instead with my second favorite.  It's almost twice the length of If You Want Me To Stay, so take that, @Buffaloes!

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3 minutes ago, krista4 said:

4.24 Sly and the Family Stone - In Time (1973)

(not a single so no B-side)

If I want a Sly and the Family Stone song, and who doesn't, my only option for my theme is to take one from the album Fresh.  Since that rascal Buffaloes sniped my pick, I'm going instead with my second favorite.  It's almost twice the length of If You Want Me To Stay, so take that, @Buffaloes!

I don't even know what your shtick is, but it's pretty much a given that you can't have enough Sly.

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2 minutes ago, krista4 said:

I"m rechecking this year.  Could be 1960.  Either one is fine.

ETA:  1960.  I made the change.

The Roy B-side is nice.  Never heard it before.

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9 minutes ago, Eephus said:

I have no idea what you're doing now but Don't Sweat the Technique is the jam

Thanks. Pretty much the same diptych sampling idea only the overarching structure is no longer that of a pure diptych, but instead encompasses exceptions for the first and last record of the bunch. I think it was a work in progress that I was going to go with the song being sampled and the sampling song as those chosen at the turn, sampled on the evens, sampling on the odds.

Really, it's -- if it breaks right -- going to have the first two most influential records in hip hop sampling at the beginning and end of the draft.   

 

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wow ...ok, this may require some discussion - I can shift to the "A" Side if need be.  

5.04: Gloria - Them - 1964 (A Side: Baby Please Don't Go)

This is commonly voted as a top 100 single of all time and has been covered/played by many, many groups.  It has been a garage rock standard as it's so easy to play and sing.

The song became a garage rock staple and a part of many rock bands' repertoires. It is particularly memorable for its "Gloria!" chorus. It is easy to play, as a simple three-chord song, and thus is popular with those learning to play guitar.  Humourist Dave Barry joked that "You can throw a guitar off a cliff, and as it bounces off rocks on the way down, it will, all by itself, play Gloria."[22] :lmao:

a)  one of many covers of this song was taken earlier in the draft by @MAC_32 with Patti Smith.

This is the original and the Patti Smith version contains none of the lyrics of the original ...just the refrain.  

b)  do these guys qualify as one-hit wonders (see initial definition - it's long and doesn't need to be repasted)

These guys were relatively short-lived and only charted 3 songs including this one (none very high - 24 and 33) - this only got as high as 71 a couple of years later.  And that's it.  Of course, Van Morrison went on to become a legend, but that doesn't count within the standard Wiki definition of one-hit wonders.  

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3 minutes ago, Binky The Doormat said:

 

b)  do these guys qualify as one-hit wonders (see initial definition - it's long and doesn't need to be repasted)

Probably not since they had 3 chart hits (and Gloria wasn't even one of them).

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11 minutes ago, Binky The Doormat said:

These guys were relatively short-lived and only charted 3 songs including this one (none very high - 24 and 33) - this only got as high as 71 a couple of years later.  And that's it.  Of course, Van Morrison went on to become a legend, but that doesn't count within the standard Wiki definition of one-hit wonders.  

They had a #2 and #10 hit in the UK.  Two top 40 in the US. That doesn't seem like a one hit wonder, but it doesn't matter to me.

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3 minutes ago, simey said:

Probably not since they had 3 chart hits (and Gloria wasn't even one of them).

It's all a bit cloudy, I thought they may fall under one of the provisions with only breaking the Top 100 two other times - and never top 20.  

 

In The Billboard Book of One-Hit Wonders, music journalist Wayne Jancik defines a one-hit wonder as "an act that has won a position on [the] national, pop, Top 20 record chart just once."

This formal definition can[when?] include acts with greater success outside their lone pop hit and who are not typically considered one-hit wonders,[1] while at the same time excluding acts who have multiple hits which have been overshadowed by one signature song,[2] or those performers who never hit the top 40, but had exactly one song achieve mainstream popularity in some other fashion (that is, a "turntable hit" or a song that was ineligible for the top-40 charts).[3]

 

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14 minutes ago, simey said:

They had a #2 and #10 hit in the UK.  Two top 40s in the US. That doesn't seem like a one hit wonder, but it doesn't matter to me.

I was going with US hits - and the Wiki does clarify that groups that have hits in other countries but only limited success elsewhere may qualify.  

Not married to it - anyone else weigh in??

ETA:  thanks @simey

 

I really would feel more comfortable getting some more input on this if you guys would - I'm going to hold off for now.  

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10 minutes ago, Binky The Doormat said:

I was going with US hits - and the Wiki does clarify that groups that have hits in other countries but only limited success elsewhere may qualify.  

Not married to it - anyone else weigh in??

ETA:  thanks @simey

It's your gimmick.  There's nothing in the ***Official rules preventing you from taking a song that went #7 in the Netherlands.

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26 minutes ago, simey said:

I didn't know Kool and the Gang went all the way back to '69.

I was struck by that as well. All the way back to '64.

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My own personal definition of one-hit wonder is "artist who only had one song that anyone outside that artist's hardcore fanbase would have heard of."

By the "only one top 40 hit" definition, Jimi Hendrix is a one-hit wonder, because he wasn't promoted as a singles artist and only had one song climb the charts. Seems weird to me. 

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1 minute ago, timschochet said:

5. “I’ve Never Been to Me” Charlene (1977) 

https://youtu.be/CM-okx_yE2Q

Greatest lyrics ever. 

I know of your infatuation with this song, but really? 

LOL

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29 minutes ago, Binky The Doormat said:

wow ...ok, this may require some discussion - I can shift to the "A" Side if need be.  

5.04: Gloria - Them - 1964 (A Side: Baby Please Don't Go)

This is commonly voted as a top 100 single of all time and has been covered/played by many, many groups.  It has been a garage rock standard as it's so easy to play and sing.

The song became a garage rock staple and a part of many rock bands' repertoires. It is particularly memorable for its "Gloria!" chorus. It is easy to play, as a simple three-chord song, and thus is popular with those learning to play guitar.  Humourist Dave Barry joked that "You can throw a guitar off a cliff, and as it bounces off rocks on the way down, it will, all by itself, play Gloria."[22] :lmao:

a)  one of many covers of this song was taken earlier in the draft by @MAC_32 with Patti Smith.

This is the original and the Patti Smith version contains none of the lyrics of the original ...just the refrain.  

b)  do these guys qualify as one-hit wonders (see initial definition - it's long and doesn't need to be repasted)

These guys were relatively short-lived and only charted 3 songs including this one (none very high - 24 and 33) - this only got as high as 71 a couple of years later.  And that's it.  Of course, Van Morrison went on to become a legend, but that doesn't count within the standard Wiki definition of one-hit wonders.  

Definitely think you're OK on (a).  On (b), I think you should define one-hit wonder however you wish to (within reason).

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29 minutes ago, Binky The Doormat said:

5.04: Gloria - Them - 1964 (A Side: Baby Please Don't Go)

These guys were relatively short-lived and only charted 3 songs including this one (none very high - 24 and 33) - this only got as high as 71 a couple of years later.  And that's it.  Of course, Van Morrison went on to become a legend, but that doesn't count within the standard Wiki definition of one-hit wonders.  

I love Them and had a double disc set of all their songs once, but I think you're fine, personally.

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