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List of top points I've given for songs

Game 187 - Forgotten 1960 - 1975
12 - Jackie Wilson - (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher - @Slazorin
10 - Harry Nilsson - Everybody's Talking - @Perun
8 - The Crazy World of Arthur Brown - Fire - @Matmagix

Game 178 - The New Era, The Old Era
12 - The National - The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness - @ArturJFC
10 - Kansas - Dust in the Wind - @king vulture
8 - Young Marble Giants - Brand New Life - @Mauriac

Game 176 - Open
12 - New Candys - Meltdown Corp - @JMG
10 - Lily Allen - The Fear - @Adam
8 - Amy Winehouse - Back to Black - @Leif

Game 174 - History in Songs
12 - Gurr - Moby Dick - @TennisFan102
10 - The Modern Lovers - Pablo Picasso - @Shvedbarilescu
8 - Rome - One Fire - @Perun

Game 173 - Better Than The Original
12 - Kim Wilde - You Keep Me Hanging On - @AdeyC
10 - Nirvana - The Man Who Sold the World - @Nottheone
8 - Aurora - Teardrop - @TennisFan102

Game 171 - GRAMMY NOMINATED
12 - Nelly Furtado - I'm Like a Bird - @John.
10 - Madonna - Music - @Queen Vika
8 - Kelly Clarkson - Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) - @Slazorin

Game 170 - Give Me Some Attitude
12 - Django Django - Default - @histery
10 - Billie Eilish - Bellyache - @eck
8 - Charli XCX - Break the Rules - @Adam

Game 168 - Song With A Story
12 - Fleetwood Mac - Dreams - @Adam
10 - Major Lazer f/ Ellie Goulding & Tarrus Riley - Powerful - @Avada Kedavra!
8 - Taylor Dayne - Tell it to My Heart - @Serg.

Game 167 - Active Artists
12 - Carly Rae Jepsen - Run Away With Me - @Serg.
10 - Lorde - Buzzcut Season - @Leif
8 - Nelly Furtado f/ Timbaland - Promiscuous - @Wozzy!

Game 166 - Urban Hymns
12 - Tinashe - Ghetto Boy - @Serg.
10 - Jorja Smith - Blue Lights - @Matmagix
8 - Camille Yarbrough – All Hid - @N.M.

Game 165 - Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll
12 - Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Bang - @Milan.
10 - Tei Shi - Go Slow - @SRB Analyst
8 - Belly - Sweet Ride - @Potapovushina

Game 164 - Post 2010 Pop
12 - Ariana Grande - Into You - @Litotes
10 - Kiiara - Gold - @SRB Analyst
8 - Marina and the Diamonds - Primadonna - @ArturJFC

Game 162 - The Noughties
12 - The Knife - Heartbeats - @Adam
10 - Feist - My Moon My Man - @SRB Analyst
8 - Caro Emerald – A Night Like This - @DJDVD

Game 161 - Open
12 - Amy Shark – Adore - @Avada Kedavra!
10 - Moloko – Over and Over - @Utautai
8 - Regina Spektor - The Call - @Northstar

Game 159 - Cinema-esque
12 - Hans Zimmer - Journey To The Line - @Thanos
10 - The Adagietto of Symphony N5 of Mahler - @ArturJFC
8 - Aimee Mann - One - @salmon pants.

Game 157 - Smilie, Like Your Heart Is Broken
12 - Many Voices Speak – Away For All Time - @zvonarevarulz
10 - Pional featuring Empress Of - The Way That You Like - @ArturJFC
8 - UNKLE featuring Thom Yorke - Rabbit In Your Headlights - @Adam

Game 152 - Me Against the Music
12 - Marianne Faithfull - With You In Mind - @SilverPersian
10 - Sky Ferreira – I Blame Myself - @zvonarevarulz
8 - Leighton Meester – Heartstrings - @salmon pants.

Game 149 - Angst
12 - Radiohead - The Tourist - @Thanos
10 - Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence - @Queen Vika
8 - Savages - Husbands - @drg

Game 148 - Open
12 - Cass McCoombs - Burn Burn Burn - @Baraboo
10 - The Mamas and the Papas - Monday Monday - @Litotes
8 - Brian Jonestown Massacre - Anemone - @histery

Game 147 - The Rhythm of Life
12 - Charlotte Gainsbourg - IRM - @Princess-GIORGI
10 - Phoenix - Lisztomania - @Adam
8 - Delia Derbyshire - Pot Au Feu - @drg

Game 146 - Numbers
12 - Blonde Redhead - 23 - @Perun
10 - Yuuca - Melt II - @salmon pants.
8 - Joy Zipper - 1 - @Owl-on-speed

Game 145 - Winter Playlist
12 - Shunkan - S.A.D. - @histery
10 - The Bangles - Hazy Shade of Winter - @Princess-GIORGI
8 - Beach House - Myth - @Javi

Game 144 - Singer Songwriters
12 - Julia Holter - World - @fufuqifuqishahah
10 - Colleen Green - Deeper Than Love - @Beat
8 - Charlotte Hatherley - Kim Wilde - @TennisFan102

Game 143 - Uplifting Songs
12 - Bill Withers - Lovely Day - @Thanos
10 - Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc - @Beat
8 - Daft Punk - Get Lucky - @pov

Game 142 - O Canada
12 - Milk & Bone - New York - @salmon pants.
10 - The Courtneys - 90210 - @Silent Bird
8 - Jessy Lanza - Pull My Hair Back - @zvonarevarulz

Game 141 - No Woman No Cry
12 - Borns - American Money - @salmon pants.
10 - Oum Shatt - King Krule - Power to the Women of the Morning Shift - @JMG
8 – Has This Hit? - @drg

Game 140 - Open
12 - Yo La Tengo - Nowhere Near - @N.M.
10 - Au Pairs - You - @histery
8 - Maria Usbeck - Moai Y Yo - @Mustafina

Game 139 - The Grand Slam Game
12 - Linda Lewis - Hampstead Way - @Mauriac
10 - Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx - NY Is Killing Me - @Silent Bird
8 - St. Vincent - Paris is Burning - @Thanos

Game 138 - The Nineties v2
12 - Sleater-Kinney - One More Hour - @TennisFan102
10 - Concrete Blonde - Joey - @Owl-on-speed
8 - My Bloody Valentine - Soon - @histery

Game 137 - First Names
12 - Sarah Jaffe - Clementine - @Cesare Borgia
10 - Trixie Whitley - Irene - @JMG
8 - Lykke Li - Jerome - @Adam

Game 136 - R I O - D E - J A N E I R O
12 - Andy Stott - Violence - @drg
10 - Maurice Ravel - Daybreak - @SilverPersian
8 - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under the Bridge - @TennisFan102

Game 135 - Figurative Language
12 - Angel Olsen - Shut Up Kiss Me - @eck
10 - Art vs Science - Create/Destroy - @Matmagix
8 - Tame Impala - The Less I Know the Better - @Milan.

Game 134 - The Eighties – v2
12 - Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians - What I Am - @Northstar
10 - The Jesus and Mary Chain - Head On - @wayitis
8 - Solid Space - Destination Moon - @histery

Game 133 - Open
12 - LP - Lost on You - @Reaper
10 - Joan Osborne - Man in the Long Black Coat - @Owl-on-speed
8 - No Vactation - Sad Valentine - @salmon pants.

Game 132 - Songs of Ice and Fire
12 - Lebanon Hanover - Gallowdance - @drg
10 - Scout Niblett - Gun - @wayitis
8 - Saul Williams - List of Demands - @JMG

Game 131 - Debut Single
12 - Cruel Youth - Mr. Watson - @Reaper
10 - Mitski - Liquid Smooth - @salmon pants.
8 - Black Rivers - The Ship - @Matmagix

Game 130 - Summer Songs
12 - The Decemberists - Summersong - @wayitis
10 - Bananarama - Cruel Summer - @AdeyC
8 - Hibou - Above Us - @histery

Game 129 - Drunk Star
12 - Marianne Faithful - No Child of Mine - @wayitis
10 - Las Bistecs - Huayno 14 - @JMG
8 - Prototypes - Who's Gonna Sing? - @TennisFan102

Game 128 - Dearly Departed #2
12 - Broadcast - Corporeal - @histery
10 - Dusty Springfield - Son of a Preacher Man - @N.M.
8 - David Bowie - Lazarus - @Northstar

Game 127 - Music as Therapy
12 - Solex - One Louder Solex - @drg
10 - Natalie Merchant - Motherland - @TIEFSEE
8 - Hole - Violet - @Owl-on-speed

Game 126 - Made in the USA
12 - The Gits - Whirlwind - @floki
10 - SALES - Pope is a Rockstar - @histery
8 - Liz Phair - South Dakota - @Beat

Game 125 - Party Mix
12 - Crystal Castles - Doe Deer - @drg
10 - Neneh Cherry - Buffalo Stance - @Silent Bird
8 - Bruno Mars - Treasure - @Slazorin

Game 124 - On The Road
12 - M.I.A. - Bad Girls - @Beat
10 - Los Chiriguanos - Subo - @SilverPersian
8 - Faberdaze - Little Uneasy - @histery

Game 123 - The Avant-Garden
12 - Aquarium - Captain Africa - @Matmagix
10 - Nico - Frozen Warnings - @G&R
8 - Colin Stetson - Hunted - @fufuqifuqishahah

Game 122 - Previously Un-nominated Vol. 3
12 - The Haunted - 1 2 5 - @Wanderer
10 - Frankie Cosmos - Sinister - @Shvedbarilescu
8 - These New Puritans - Attack Music - @JMG

Game 121 - Late Night
12 - Julia Holter - Silhouette - @Milan.
10 - Katy B - Honey - @zvonarevarulz
8 - Morcheeba - The Sea - @John.

Game 120 - Monsters and Co.
12 - Husky Rescue – Beautiful My Monster - @histery
10 - Woodes x Elkkle - Creatures - @zvonarevarulz
8 - TV On The Radio – Wolf Like Me - @Javi

Game 119 - Insane Times
12 - Beck - Lonesome Tears - @Thanos
10 - Elastica - Stutter - @TennisFan102
8 - David Bowie - All The Madmen - @Milan.

Game 117 - Song For Your Favorite Tennis Player
12 - Fiona Apple - Extraordinary Machine - @resident_bizarre
10 - Frou Frou - Let Go - @histery
8 - Hako Yamasaki – Help Me - @salmon pants.

Game 116 - Grand Opening
12 - Sigur Ros – Isjaki - @ArturJFC
10 - Coeur de Pirate - Danse Et Danse - @TIEFSEE
8 - Little Dragon – Ritual Union - @Big_Banana

Game 115 - Mystic Society of No Lanas
12 - Black Blood & the Chocolate Pickles - Mississippi Mud - @Silent Bird
10 - Fiona Apple - Shadowboxer - @Perun
8 - Korn - Freak on a Leash - @Thanos

Game 114 - Open
12 - Björk - Unison - @Perun
10 - Bettye Crutcher - A Little Bit More Won't Hurt - @Silent Bird
8 - Mo-dettes - White Mice - @histery

Game 113 - Get Horn-y!!!
12 - Buena Vista Social Club – Chan Chan - @histery
10 - Benny Goodman – Sing Sing Sing (With A Swing) - @Big_Banana
8 - Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – Bittersweet Samba - @TIEFSEE

Game 112 - Mediterranean Game
12 - Francoiz Breut - Si Tu Disais - @wayitis
10 - El Columpio Asesino - Toro - @Javi
8 - Granville - Les Corps Perdus - @histery

Game 111 - The Weather Game
12 - Anna Calvi ft. David Byrne - Strange Weather - @Javi
10 - Kate Bush - Cloudbusting - @AmtrakQuebec
8 - Travis - Why Does It Always Rain on Me? - @Monzanator

Game 110 - Life Sucks
12 - Jason Molina - No Moon on the Water - @TennisFan102
10 - Bon Iver - Holocene - @Andreas
8 - Molly Nilsson – Whiskey Sour - @drg

Game 109 - 2015
12 - Grimes - REALiTi - @Milan.
10 - Kammerflimmer Kollektief - Zurück Zum Beton - @Silent Bird
8 - Alabama Shakes – Gimme All Your Love - @SilverPersian

Game 108 - Adore Adey...Or Else
12 - Diana Ross - Upside Down - @N.M.
10 - Yazoo - Only You - @AmtrakQuebec
8 - Girls Aloud - The Promise - @Serg.

Game 107 - Celestial Songs
12 – Jill Caplan - Des toutes petites choses - @Hugues Daniel
10 – The Drums - Me and the Moon - @histery
8 – Brian Eno - An Ending (Ascent) - @Thanos

Game 106 - Blind Reflection
12 - The XX - Angels - @Avada Kedavra!
10 - FKA Twigs - Water Me - @Andreas
8 - Roisin Murphy - You Know Me Better - @fufuqifuqishahah

Game 105 - Indelible Vocal
12 - Björk - Play Dead - @histery
10 - Lorrie Collins - Another Man Done Gone - @Big_Banana
8 - Aoba Ichiko - Kokoro No Sekai - @Mustafina

Game 104 - Hooray, It's a Holiday
12 - Perry Blake - New Year's Wish - @drg
10 - The Raveonettes - Christmas Ghosts - @Northstar
8 - The Bird and the Bee - Carol of the Bells - @Mustafina

Game 103 - Potential Beyonce Covers
12 - The Knife - You Take My Breath Away - @Beat
10 - Christina Aguilera - Hurt - @Crux Squall
8 - Dionne Warwick - Promises Promises - @SilverPersian

Game 102 - Shvedbarilesu's Isle of Misfits
12 - The Stranglers - No More Heroes - @Monzanator
10 - Dolly Mixture - Been Teen - @Hugues Daniel
8 - The Church - Under the Milky Way - @Northstar

Game 101 - Music From the UK
12 - Jamie XX feat. Romy - Loud Places - @eck
10 - Lush - Ladykillers - @TennisFan102
8 - The Durruti Column - Never Known - @drg

GAME ONE HUNDRED
12 - Slint - Good Morning, Captain - @JMG
10 - Duffy - Warwick Avenue - @ElusiveChanteuse
8 - Intergalactic Lovers - Northern Road - @Baraboo

Game 99 - Big Feast Before Game 100
12 - Cherry Glazerr - Haxel Princess - @histery
10 - Sylvan Esso - Coffee - @salmon pants.
8 - Peaches - I Feel Cream - @Beat

Game 95 - Open
12 - Mandalay - It's Enough Now - @drg
10 - Foals - London Thunder - @eck
8 - Francoise Hardy - Comment te dire adieu - @N.M.

Game 93 - Love Scorned
12 - Fiona Apple - Get Gone - @Perun
10 - Beck - Everybody's Got to Learn Sometimes - @histery
8 - Ween - You Fucked Up - @Shvedbarilescu

Game 91 - Questions
12 - Bombay Bicycle Club - How Can You Shallow So Much Sleep? - @Mustafina
10 - Pixies - Where Is My Mind? - @Beat
8 - Gwen Stefani - What You Waiting For? - @histery

Game 77 - Indie Music
12 - Ballet School - Heartbeat Overdrive - @TennisFan102
10 - Laura Veirs - July Flame - @eck
8 - Sleater-Kinney - No Cities to Love - @Milan.

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Songs by Finishing Position in Final

1st
Call Me - Blondie
Bull in the Heather - Sonic Youth

2nd
Sugar Water - Cibo Matto
Only Happy When it Rains - Garbage
Derničre Danse - Indila
Safari - The Breeders
Angelene - PJ Harvey
On Battleship Hill - PJ Harvey

3rd
Pedestrian at Best - Courtney Barnett
Moonbeam Monkey - Tanya Donelly
Never Here - Elastica
Needed Me - Rihanna

4th
81 - Joanna Newsom
Marrow - St. Vincent
Leaving the City - Joanna Newsom
Fast as You Can - Fiona Apple

5th
Valentine - Fiona Apple
Airbag - Radiohead
Stronger Than Me - Amy Winehouse
Lovin' You - Minnie Riperton
Night Terror - Laura Marling
Firefly - Heavens to Betsy
This is Love - PJ Harvey

6th
Is This Desire? - PJ Harvey
Family Affair - Sly and the Family Stone
With Every Heartbeat - Robyn
Call Your Girlfriend - Robyn

7th
Not Too Soon - Throwing Muses
Cry Wolf - Lisa Germano
Help Me - Joni Mitchell
Feeling Good - Nina Simone
All Your Gold - Bat For Lashes
Crazy On You - Heart

8th
Horse and I - Bat For Lashes
Alligator - Tegan and Sara
Strange Pleasures - Still Corners
Counting Backwards - Throwing Muses

9th
Sweet Child o' Mine - Guns 'N Roses
Sally is a Girl - 50 Foot Wave
Oh Come On - The Julie Ruin
Theme From Schindler's List - John Williams
Dumb - Jazmine Sullivan
Point of No Return - Exposé

10th
God Bless the Child - Billie Holiday
Don't Mess With Me - Brody Dalle
Time Flies - Lykke Li
Empty - Garbage
Vehicle - The Ides of March
Chained - the xx

11th
Fifty-Fifty Clown - Cocteau Twins
I Love It - Icona Pop
Don't Stop the Music - Rihanna
Skin - Grimes
Motion Sickness - Phoebe Bridgers
4 in the Morning - Gwen Stefani

12th
Breathing - Kate Bush
Smile - Lily Allen
The Strangers - St. Vincent
Cosmic Love - Florence + the Machine
Fell in Love With a Girl - The White Stripes
Vamos - Pixies

13th
Songs Remind Me of You - Annie
Hate My Way - Throwing Muses

14th
none

15th
Get Up - Sleater-Kinney
Suerte - Shakira
We Need a Resolution - Aaliyah

16th
Sex and Candy - Marcy Playground
Cottonmouth - Throwing Muses
Inside and Out - Feist
Chloe in the Afternoon - St. Vincent

17th
My My Metrocard - Le Tigre
1901 - Phoenix [**17/28]
..A Psychopath - Lisa Germano
Werewolf - Fiona Apple
Let it Die - Feist
One Beat - Sleater-Kinney
We've Got It - Cults
Mount Washington - Beth Orton
Dress - PJ Harvey

18th
Me and a Gun - Tori Amos
Hot Burrito #1 - Flying Burrito Brothers

19th
Until We Bleed - Kleerup f/ Lykke Li
Homemade Dynamite - Lorde

20th
none

28th
Haunted - Poe [**28/28]


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Statistics *up to Game 114


SF VOTES AWARDED
Code:
SF VOTES AWARDED  GAMES POINTS GIVEN     AVERAGE
Milan. - 214           26                  8.230
Beat - 205             26                  7.885
John. - 177            25                  7.080
histery - 162          26                  6.231
AdeyC - 150            23                  6.522
salmon pants - 146     24                  6.083
Perun - 145            20                  7.250
SilverPersian - 144    27                  5.333
Shvedbarilescu - 140   26                  5.385
Crux Squall - 129      21                  6.143
fufu - 128             21                  6.095
Mustafina - 126        20                  6.300
zvonarevarulz - 125    21                  5.952
Hugues Daniel - 124    20                  6.200
drg - 115              18                  6.389
Monzanator - 114       19                  6.000
Baraboo - 112          18                  6.222
TennisFan102 - 104     23                  4.522
Mauriac - 101          19                  5.316
Slazorin - 100         18                  5.556
Litotes - 95           14                  6.786
Silent Bird - 91       16                  5.688
Javi - 82              16                  5.125
eck - 82               14                  5.857
DollyRose - 79         12                  6.583
Big Banana - 77        18                  4.278
JJFromTheBlock - 73    10                  7.300
Northstar - 71         10                  7.100
wayitis - 68           11                  6.182
Leif - 61              12                  5.083
TIEFSEE - 58           12                  4.833
Wanderer - 52          10                  5.200
Chastainiac - 53       8                   6.625
Avada Kedavra! - 50    9                   5.556
Thanos - 49            10                  4.900
stromatolite - 48      9                   5.333
Poldo - 47             10                  4.700
Cesare Borgia - 42     7                   6.000
Utautai - 39           7                   5.571
N.M. - 36              6                   6.000
JMG - 35               5                   7.000
G&R - 34               3                  11.333
paulxx23 - 34          4                   8.500
James - 33             5                   6.600
Merxes - 30            5                   6.000
AmtrakQuebec - 26      6                   4.333
Matmagix - 25          6                   4.167
Serg. - 23             3                   7.667
Shia - 22              4                   5.500
dogwonder24 - 22       4                   5.500
Sephir - 22            6                   3.667
Igorche - 21           5                   4.200
ArturJFC - 19          3                   6.333
Lord Choc Ice - 17     4                   4.250 
Elusive Chanteuse - 14 4                   3.500
Andreas - 14           3                   4.667
bibi - 14              2                   7.000
Haimar - 13            3                   4.333
DJDVD - 13             3                   4.333
JustPetko - 12         1                  12.000
sfar - 10              1                  10.000
Coco Hero - 10         2                   5.000
Queen Vika - 7         2                   3.500
Alwaysfan - 7          1                   7.000
Potapovshina - 7       1                   7.000
The Walking Bye - 6    1                   6.000
nathanj594 - 6         1                   6.000
Shifty-Eyed Dog - 6    1                   6.000
Nico - 5               1                   5.000
Bonfire - 5            2                   2.500
Rui - 4                1                   4.000
JoseJavierJud - 4      2                   2.000
paulmara - 4           1                   4.000
Crosscourt Rally - 3   1                   3.000
J99 - 3                2                   1.500
traddles - 2           1                   2.000
Gagsy - 2              1                   2.000
Lazar - 2              1                   2.000
HIGHEST SF POINTS PERCENTAGE (minimum 10 games)
Code:
Milan.               8.230
Beat                 7.885
JJFromTheBlock       7.300
Perun.               7.250
Northstar            7.100
John.                7.080
Litotes              6.786
DollyRose            6.583
AdeyC                6.522
drg                  6.389
Mustafina            6.300
histery              6.231
Baraboo              6.222
Hugues Daniel        6.200
wayitis              6.182
Crux Squall          6.143
fufu                 6.095
salmon pants.        6.083
Monzanator           6.000
zvonarevarulz        5.952
eck                  5.857
Silent Bird          5.688
Slazorin             5.556
Shvedbarilescu       5.385
SilverPersian        5.333
Mauriac              5.316
Wanderer             5.200
Javi                 5.125
Leif                 5.083
Thanos               4.900
TIEFSEE              4.833
Poldo                4.700
Tennisfan102         4.522
Big Banana           4.278
MOST 12s in SF
Code:
Milan. - 8
Beat - 8
Perun. - 5
drg - 4
John. - 4
fufu - 4
JJFromTheBlock - 3
Hugues Daniel - 3
Monzanator - 3
Mustafina - 3
histery - 3
Slazorin - 3
AdeyC - 3
zvonarevarulz - 3
Shvedbarilescu - 2
salmon pants. - 2
Silent Bird - 2
paulxx23 - 2
Chastainiac - 1
Wanderer - 1
eck - 1
Serg. - 1
Big Banana - 1 
Crux Squall - 1
Avada Kedavra! - 1
Litotes - 1
Leif - 1
TennisFan102 - 1
Mauriac - 1
Javi - 1
James - 1
Cesare Borgia - 1
JustPetko - 1
Igorche - 1
N.M. - 1
G&R - 1
Shia - 1
Andreas - 1

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D.VekićN.VikhlyantsevaD.KasatkinaK.SiniakováA.KalinskayaKa.&Kr.PlíškováM.VondroušováA.Pavlyuchenkova

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I started playing in Game 77. The theme was Indie Music (allegedly). It was chosen by histery. I was very excited about this theme and the BSG in general. I put a lot of effort into my first game only to be completely blindsided by not making the Final on my birthday. I had gotten excellent reviews and was really shaken. This result told me a lot about the Game right from the onset, which is that the best songs do not always win, or even make the Final!

This was my song:



It is from one of the most highly-regarded indie albums of the past 25 years, Liz Phair's Exile in Guyville. This album is incredibly special to me. Fuck and Run is probably my favorite song on the album. It was the story of my life for many years and I really feel as though Liz perfectly expressed exactly how I feel. Maybe I should not have started with something so personal because it felt like I was being rejected. I wondered if people couldn't relate or if they were even listening to the lyrics. There is profundity everywhere in this song! Honestly, only recently have I really thrown myself back in the Game as I should have always done. But I didn't for a long time because of all the work I had done on this game. But it's really not about me, it's about the music!

Here are the people who have exquisite taste and voted for my song in the SF:

12 - Chastainiac, Cheda 16.17
10 - Beowulf, Shvedbarilescu
8 -
7 - Beat, Honitsu, Hugues Daniel
6 - Merxes, The Walking Bye
5 - Wanderer
4 -
3 - Haimar, Mustafina, salmon pants, Serg., stromatolite
2 - Big Banana, Crux Squall, histery, J99
1 - Avada Kedavra!

It ended up with 106 points and finished a devastating 11th in the SF.

I actually really like the song that won this game, July Flame by Laura Veirs. It was submitted by eck. I gave it my 10 in the Final. My favorite song of this game (and mind you, I actually listened to all the songs in the Final multiple times) ended up being Ballet School's Heartbeat Overdrive, submitted by Tennisfan102. I love the drama and retroness of it, the obvious Cocteau Twins influence, the danceability of it, just everything about it. I also really liked Stillness is the Move, submitted by fufu. And of course S-K's No Cities to Love (sent by Milan) is a favorite but not a new discovery.

Because I played this game correctly, these were my votes in the Final. I won't be posting any of my actual votes for awhile.

12 – Heartbeat Overdrive
10 – July Flame
8 – No Cities to Love
7 – Stillness is a Move
6 – Space Manatee
5 – Smokestacks
4 – Chateau Perdu
3 – Levi Stubbs' Tears
2 – Monkey Gone to Heaven
1 – People Help the People

OK I think that sums up this chapter pretty well.

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Game 78 - It's Electric!

histery also chose this theme. Being that this was only my second game, I still didn't know what to expect. I also picked the song rather quickly after picking my song for the previous game. I wanted to pick a song that had a strong electronic sound, obviously, but also one that I really loved and thought other people would like. I ended up picking Songs Remind Me of You by Annie. I flove this song. I have lots of nostalgic memories with Annie. My ex actually introduced me to her several years ago, before this song came out. When this song did come out and I heard it for the first time, I just kept listening to it over and over. It goes really hard. It's the kind of song I would request at the club if I ever went out anymore cause I could dance my ass off to it.



In retrospect, I probably would not have submitted the video. Because as Gagsy said, it is *really* cheesy and detracts from the amazingness of the song in my opinion. I don't know if that influenced the voting at all. I would like to think not, but you never know.

So after the disappointment of not making the Final in my first game, I actually did make the Final here and ended up finishing 13th. It was exciting being in my first Final and watching all the votes come in like it was the goddamn Presidential Election or something. But I didn't do that well at all; I thought I would do better tbh. I'm never happy to just make the Final. I am a competitive person and want to win every single game. Or at least place. I guess 13th wasn't too bad for my first Final.

Here are the lovely people who voted for my song in both the SF (7th place) and the F:

SF (142 pts)
12 - Cheda 16.17, DollyRose
10 - Litotes
8 - Hugues Daniel, John., Leif, Tennisfan102
7 - Monzanator, Poldo, salmon pants
6 - Beat, Chastainiac, Mustafina
5 - eck, Honitsu., Thanos
4 - Baraboo, fufu
3 - Lord Choc Ice, Mauriac, Silver Persian
2 - Gagsy
1 - Beowulf, histery, J99

F (106 pts)
12 - Poldo
10 - Litotes, Tennisfan102
8 - John.
7 - DollyRose, Leif, salmon pants
6 - Beat, eck, Monzanator
5 - Honitsu.
4 - Silver Persian, fufu
3 - Mauriac, dogwonder24
2 - Lord Choc Ice
1 - Chastainiac, Baraboo

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Game 79 was basically an open theme but only for amazing songs: NME 1974 - 2014. So any song from any album that was on their year-end best list for that 40 year time period. Of course such a great theme was chosen by an amazing player in Beat.

I knew what song I wanted to submit almost instantaneously.



'81 by Joanna Newsom is PERFECTION. I don't know a lot of songs by Joanna because I have never really found the patience to sit down and actually give the focus her music probably deserves. Definitely one day. I'm trying to remember how I first came across '81. Definitely on YouTube some years ago when Have One on Me came out. There are some gorgeous live versions she's performed on television shows as well. Her singing while playing the harp live is truly a revelation but I am weary to submit live songs in this game, for some reason. Anyway, I love the etherealness of her vocals. It really is such a beautiful, beautiful song.

So the reviews I did get for this song were not that positive. I know some posters did not enjoy Joanna's voice . So I really did get the shock of my life when I made the Final. With this game, I learned that mediocre reviews don't mean much if the Silent Majority love your song, which in this case they did.

I had no expectations in the Final, so I guess this was me just happy to having had made the Final. It started off really slowly for me, but then I started getting high points seemingly out of nowhere in the voting. I remember Tennisfan102 saying he hoped the tide was turning and '81 would wind up winning. At one point, I was in the Top 3, maybe even higher, but I wound up in 4th place right behind LDR's West Coast (which I ironically had given like 10 pts). I was overjoyed finishing with the pewter medal. If I had known at the time this would be my best result for the next 20 games, I might have enjoyed it even more.

I felt like this is one of the best songs I've ever picked and it got the result it deserved. But I think I just got lucky because other songs that I think are even better haven't done nearly as well (trust me, we'll get there ).

Overall, this was a really strong game and the Final was incredibly tense and exciting. Especially as my song was in the mix. I actually didn't really care for the songs that finished 1-2 in the game. The Mazzy Star song that won was kind of a to me. But thems the breaks. If I ever win, people probably won't like my song either.

Amazing players who voted for me in the SF (3rd place) and F:

SF (152 pts)
12 - Serg., Slazorin, Tennisfan102
10 - DollyRose, Litotes
8 - histery, Mauriac, Mustafina
7 - John.
6 - Beowulf, fufu, Javi, salmon pants
5 - Cheda 16.17, Crux Squall, Silver Persian
4 - Thanos
3 - AdeyC, ArturJFC, Haimar, Honitsu, zvonarevarulz
2 - James, Lazar., Shvedbarilescu
1 - Merxes

F (115 pts)
12 - Tennisfan102, Serg.
10 - Silver Persian, Slazorin, Monzanator, Mustafina
8 -
7 - DollyRose, Mauriac, Litotes
6 - John.
5 - histery
4 - salmon pants
3 - Thanos, ArturJFC, Merxes, Shvedbarilescu
2 - Javi
1 - James

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Game 80 was Protest Songs chosen by Shvedbarilescu. This was the first game where I spent a few hours deliberating over my choice. I thought about submitting the song that ended up winning (Sam Cooke's A Change Is Gonna Come), but it felt like an obvious choice to me and I wanted something more original. I think at this point too I had artists that I knew I wanted to use in some capacity so at some point I decided to go with an artist that has had a profound impact on my life, the legendary Kate Bush.



Now Breathing is not one of my favorite KB songs (although I did tend to love it much more after this experience), but it is a) definitely a protest song (unlike say Elastic Heart by Sia ) and b) very interesting. So I ticked off both of those boxes I wanted to accomplish. I always treat the themes with the respect they deserve, even though a lot of them put you in a box. I have songs and songs I'll probably never get to use because every winner wants to do a theme. I want to do a theme too if I win, but my second win would definitely be an Open game. There aren't enough of them IMO.

But anyway I digress. Breathing is such an epic song and the video couldn't be more faithful to Kate's vision and the story that she is telling about the potential for nuclear war and the need for peace.

I expected to make the Final and I did. I can't really remember the reviews for this song; I don't think there were that many. The Final was pretty disappointing. I finished in 12th place. I don't think this game wound up being very popular. I hoped to do better in any case.

Lovely posters who voted for me in SF (6th place) and the F:

SF (109 pts)
12 - Beat, John.
10 - AdeyC, Merxes
8 - Avada Kedavra!, Crux Squall, Serg.
7 -
6 - ArturJFC, Baraboo, Cesare Borgia, James, Litotes
5 -
4 - Silver Persian
3 - Big Banana
2 - TennisFan102
1 - Chastainiac, salmon pants

F (82 pts)
12 - John., Merxes
10 -
8 - AdeyC, Beat, Avada Kedavra!
7 - Serg.
6 -
5 - Baraboo
4 - Litotes, Cesare Borgia, James
3 - salmon pants
2 - Tennisfan102, zvonarevarulz, Leif
1 - Silver Persian

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Game 81 was a weird one for me. It was the Second Chance game where people nominated songs that had previously not made the Final. Seeing as this was my 5th game and maybe only Game 77 had actually been completed, I had no idea of what great songs had been robbed in the past. I certainly wasn't about to delve into dozens of past threads to find out. (I'm a lazy slacker.) This game, chosen by eck, seriously had the masses atwitter. Everyone was so excited about it, and as a newer player I really didn't get the hype. So I really was an outcast on this one. It's definitely fitting that I didn't make the Final. Same as the previous game I focused on finding a song by an artist I wanted to use. I was aiming to do well, but again I really had no idea what would do well in this game. Chris said that songs that didn't do well in the early games might do better nowadays. I had seen Down by the Water had been submitted in Game 2 and hadn't made the Final so it was a pretty easy choice at that point.



I love Polly more than words. This was her only song that had been submitted in BSG. And while it's not one of my favorites, I think it is an incredibly strong song from what is a masterpiece album in To Bring You My Love. Again, I had no idea what to expect when it came to voting but the voters clearly didn't think Polly deserved a second chance because she got iced, finishing 12th in the SF.

This was the first time I didn't make the final since my debut. I was a little sad because I felt like Polly was disrespected and not being properly appreciated. But I got over it fairly quickly. I remember Beat's vacation started with this game, and his points could have definitely been used on this one.

Joni Mitchell's Both Sides, Now ended up winning this edition. It is definitely the kind of song that winds up winning these contests these days. And most of the time I am not that crazy about them, for whatever reason. I do have a couple Joni songs on my list to submit, but I am biding my time.

The players who didn't disrespect Polly :

SF (108 pts)
12 - James, Javi, Just Petko
10 - ArturJFC
8 - Chastainiac
7 - John, stromatolite
6 - Baraboo, Hugues Daniel, Mustafina
5 - Silver Persian
4 - salmon pants, Shvedbarilescu
3 - Cesare Borgia, histery
2 - eck
1 - Crux Squall

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The theme for Game 82 was Slow Burners. I actually thought this was a great theme choice by Ray. But I was a bit negligent with my selection. I could have thought a lot harder about a song that really was a slow burner for me, and there are many. Instead, I knew I wanted to pick a Sleater-Kinney song so I thought of a song of theirs I didn't initially care for all that much but had eventually grown on me. And I settled on this:



The Hot Rock holds a very special place in my heart as it was the first S-K CD I bought and therefore was my introduction to one of my all-time favorite bands. At the time, my favorite songs were and remain like Burn, Don't Freeze! and Start Together. My actual slow Burner on this album is One Song For You, which took me quite awhile to warm up to and is now one of my favorite tracks on the CD. In fact, it was the song I was going to submit. HOWEVER, I decided to vulture it up a little bit and went with Get Up instead because I thought it would do better. But Get Up was not one of my favorites on the album (and probably still isn't, truth be told). But I like it a lot more than I did at first. So maybe, I cheated a little. Wouldn't be the first time.

Get Up is actually pretty catchy. I love the guitar riffs; the video, directed by Miranda July, is very interesting. Corin's voice is glorious on the song.

I admit I was over-confident on this one. Milan had just submitted No Cities to Love in Game 77 and it had done really well; I think it finished 4th or 5th. I thought my S-K song would have a similar trajectory. Nu-uh. I did make the Final as I expected, but I really stalled there. The whole Final I kept waiting for the big points that had to surely be coming. But they never did. I wound up in 15th place. But it's probably what I get for sort of cheating. I don't think One Song For You would have done any worse. Maybe even better. Who knows? I have really tried to stop thinking what I think other voters are going to like, but it is almost impossible in a competition such as this.

Here are the votes:

SF (8th place) (116 pts)
12 - Beowulf
10 - Northstar, Silver Persian
8 - Chastainiac
7 - histery, Hugues Daniel
6 - Merxes, Mustafina, Shvedbarilescu, Silent Bird
5 - AdeyC, eck, Tennisfan102
4 - John, Wanderer
3 - Avada Kedavra!, DollyRose, stromatolite, TIEFSEE
2 - Monzanator
1 - Leif

F (15th place) (80 pts)
12 - Northstar
10 -
8 - Beowulf
7 - Mauriac, histery
6 - Tennisfan102, Chastainiac
5 - Shvedbarilescu, Merxes
4 - Hugues Daniel, Silver Persian, The Walking Bye, Wanderer
3 - stromatolite, John
2 -
1 - DollyRose, Mustafina

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I was actually really excited about Game 83. The theme as selected by Silver Persian was 4 Weddings and a Funeral. So songs that you wanted played at either your wedding or funeral. I knew this was going to be the theme because there was discussion in the game thread that Tim had won. So after some thought, I was all ready with my choice. One of my favorite songs in the history of LIFE, or my life anyway that I actually want played at my funeral (knowing that there will never be an actual funeral for me and I'll be cremated by the county and my ashes will be scattered in a field next to the incinerator):



I really love Whiskey Tango Ghosts and MLAAG is my favorite song on it. It has a lovely melancholic feel and some gorgeous cryptic lyrics that Tanya is famous for. I was very hesitant to choose this song because it is *so* personal to me. It is the first song that I had picked so close to my heart since Fuck and Run. But I put it out there because it fit the theme perfectly to me. I also felt like it could be played at a wedding because it is a love song, more or less.

Clearly, the voters don't care what is personal to my heart. Poor Tanya got thrown under the bus hardcore. Things were off to a horrible start right after the songs were released. Apparently, the YouTube clip can not be seen like anywhere but America probably. And because the song is pretty obscure, it wasn't easily found other places either. So I know that many people were not able to hear the song.

I knew the song wouldn't make the Final if people didn't hear it, but there was nothing I could do about it. And I was really angry about it because it seemed so unfair. Either people couldn't hear it, or they just didn't like it. And neither of those options were viable to me. I love this song so much. Like only being able to have one song on a desert island kind of love. So when it didn't make the Final, I was really upset. And not only did I not make the Final, I was 16th in the SF! How could so many people not get it? I would still like to know, actually.

I was pretty much over this game at that point. I didn't vote in the Final to protest for Tanya. She didn't deserve to be treated like that. Her voice alone is worth 12 12 12 12 12 12s across the board! I think some people weren't happy with the Final. Like at all. That warmed my little black heart.

There were some amazing souls who did get it and gave Tanya her due in the SF. Bless them!

SF (16th place, 79 pts)
12 -
10 - Dolly Rose
8 -
7 - AdeyC, Baraboo, Chastainiac, Northstar
6 - Igorche, nathanj594, Shvedbarilescu
5 - James, Leif
4 - Crux Squall, Silent Bird
3 - Thanos
2 - Hugues Daniel
1 -

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This will be a short one. James selected It's Time For Africa for Game 84. I'll be the first to say there were zero fucks given by me about this theme. I shouldn't have played it. Especially because I clearly had no intention to even try. I looked at the Wikipedia list that was supplied with the theme and clicked on South African musicians and VOILA! I came up with:



I didn't even know Dave Matthews was South African! Probably because I don't like his music. I think I thought I was being clever by picking a white artist singing in English. Maybe I was being a bit anarchistic because I hated the theme so much. But, yeah I shouldn't have played.

Not surprisingly, the song was not well-received (to put it kindly ) It finished 17th in the SF. The votes don't matter because this was a total troll entry.

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So finally, on my NINTH game there was finally an Open one for Game 85. It was very nice of Tim, but he had just won 2 out of 3 games.

I think this was around the time that I had started collecting songs for BSG. Any song that would come into my mind that I like and thought I might use, I would write down and add it to my list. I also don't like the thought of repeating artists so that kind of forces me to keep being creative with my choices. I had this song on my list and thought it would be perfect for this Open game. Especially because I had seen that Lykke Li had won a game back in the day.



Boy, I had high hopes for this one. I actually really really loved this song back in 2009. Turns out it didn't really hold up so well. I had played it out many years ago, and after hearing it again for this game, I don't feel like listening to it again any time soon. But I do like Kleerup's production on it A LOT. I thought the voters would like it. I didn't know about this apparent conspiracy against Lykke Li that is going rampant in the community. Poor Milan being the latest victim.

I made the Final. Expected. I was doing the cabbage patch going into the Final, but that was extremely short-lived as this was the worst charting song I've had in a Final, finishing in 19th place. The reviews had been pretty good from what I remember. People seemed to look fondly on it, but there was just no support what-so-ever. And it was 10th in its SF so I just barely made the Final anyway. This was about the time I started having a crush on Nik so I was really sad that he didn't end up voting for it in the Final. I remember this like it was yesterday.

Here are the people that did vote for it:

SF (10th place, 101 pts)
12 - zvonarevarulz
10 - histery
8 - AdeyC, eck, Mauriac
7 - Alwaysfan, DollyRose, fufu, salmon pants
6 - Northstar, Sephir
5 - Avada Kedavra!, DJDVD
4 -
3 - Silver Persian
2 - Beowulf
1 -

F (19th place, 62 pts)
12 - eck
10 -
8 - histery, fufu
7 -
6 - AdeyC, Alwaysfan, Northstar
5 - DollyRose, Mauriac, salmon pants
4 -
3 -
2 -
1 - Perun

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Re: Wally's Song Game History Hot Mess Thread

DollyRose picked the category for Game 86 in honor of Big Banana - Swinging 40s. I wasn't going to play this one. And only did because I thought of a song to use. Credit to Katharine McPhee's American Idol audition.



I don't have a lot to say about this song. I like it fine enough. I was pleased to make the Final with it. But I actually forgot to vote in the Final for the first time ever so I got a 12 point penalty. I was really surprised to find out I had finished 1st in the SF for the first time. With the penalty I wound up 10th in the Final. I think I would have been 5th or 6th without it.

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SF (1st place, 125 pts)
12 - Hugues Daniel, John.
10 - AdeyC, Milan., salmon pants, Shvedbarilescu
8 - James, stromatolite
7 - Silver Persian
6 -
5 - Baraboo, Big Banana, TIEFSEE
4 - Crux Squall, Mauriac, Silent Bird
3 - DJDVD
2 - Monzanator, Tennisfan102
1 - fufu, histery, Mustafina, Poldo

F (10th place, 73 pts)
12 - Hugues Daniel, John.
10 - salmon pants
8 - SilverPersian
7 - AdeyC, Perun
6 - Shvedbarilescu
5 - James, Baraboo
4 - Big Banana
3 - stromatolite, Mauriac
2 - Crux Squall
1 - Thanos

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Re: Wally's Song Game History Hot Mess Thread

I still don't understand Game 87, so I had to sit that one out. Just as well because I had 3 Did Not Votes on my record and would have had to miss a game anyway.

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Baraboo picked Let's Take a Walk for Game 88. The song titles had to be about transport. I thought a good deal about my song for this theme. The song I wanted to pick was Night Driving by Throwing Muses. But of course the album version I love is MIA on YouTube. I toyed with the idea of Walking with a Ghost by Tegan and Sara but didn't think it would get much support. And my go-to is to pick songs by bands that have had recent success in the game. Beat got 2nd place in Game 80 with Le Tigre so I picked:



I really do love this song. I thought it would do well because it is really catchy and it all but forces the listener to sing along. Of course I don't like it as much as Friendship Station or Deceptacon or What's Yr Take on Cassavetes.. But I was restricted by the theme.

I expected to make the Final, which I did. At this point, I realized it was pretty much a crapshoot as to how well my song would do. Every final except my 2nd one had me finishing in the double digits, and this one was no exception. I finished 17th. It was about what I expected, really. My My Metrocard isn't really that memorable or special in all reality. I really wish I could have submitted Night Driving.

Kind voters :

SF (6th place, 122 points)
12 - Mustafina
10 - Beat, Northstar, Shvedbarilescu
8 - Chastainiac, Milan.
7 - Monzanator
6 - Javi, salmon pants, Silent Bird, TIEFSEE
5 - ElusiveChanteuse, fufu
4 - AdeyC, John., Slazorin
3 - Mauriac, Silver Persian, TennisFan102
2 - Big Banana
1 -

F (17th place, 59 points)
12 -
10 - Shvedbarilescu
8 -
7 - Beat, Chastainiac
6 - Monzanator, TIEFSEE
5 - Northstar, Silent Bird
4 -
3 - fufu, Milan.
2 - Mauriac, Javi
1 - Silver Persian, John., Slazorin

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