Living Together, Polling Together — it's the BURT BACHARACH SONGBOOK Ballot Poll

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OK, here's where we get to talk about and assign carefully-considered numbers to the body of work of Burt Freeman Bacharach (b. 12 May 1928), one of the greatest songwriters and arrangers of the last century. It just occurs to me that his 91st birthday is coming up and it would be cool to finish the results that day, but that's a Sunday so who knows.

Ballots may only include any given song one time. You can't have Manfred Mann's "My Little Red Book" in one spot and Love's version in another. This may affect whether you are ranking performances or ranking the quality of songs irrespective of performance. "This Guy's/Girl's in Love With You" is to be considered one song, so don't put Herb Alpert's version in one spot and Bobbie Gentry's in another.

Ballots will be up to 30 songs. I've carefully (not really) devised a point system that goes from 100 points for #1 down to 12 points for #30. Send ballots to wmcrµmp at gmail. If you're Facebook friends with me, you can send ballots by private message. Don't send by ILX mail -- that address is defunct.

I've been working on a Spotify playlist that as of this writing is at 571 tracks, which includes a lot of versions of the same songs for your compare/contrast enjoyment. I've left a lot of versions out, some intentionally and some accidentally. I'm not going to make the playlist collaborative, but if you know of a version that's on Spotify that you want me to include, let me know in this thread. That playlist is at https://open.spotify.com/user/wmcrump/playlist/3xk2OUpDgmz8snT69k3NBt?si=CfMX3oi6S6iQfBAurPO8xg

I'll arbitrarily set the voting deadline for Tuesday, May 7th, three weeks from today. Knowing how these things go, it will probably change. *fondly recalls the Led Zeppelin poll which had a one-week voting period and got 70+ ballots*

As voting progresses, I'll start posting youtube links to songs that aren't available in Spotify, and I encourage Burt fans to do the same. Links but not embeds, please.

Start listening! Don't vote too soon!

The Mod Who Banned Liberty Valance (WmC), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 15:13 (four months ago) link

This is going to be tough if we can only choose one version. Dionne Warwick's 'Walk on By' vs Isaac Hayes vs Stranglers etc...

Dan Worsley, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 15:27 (four months ago) link

severe temptation to throw "Three Wheels on My Wagon" some points

The Gapes of Wrath (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 15:37 (four months ago) link

Fun fact: "How About?", a BB-written b-side to "How Can You Not Believe Me" by Della Reese (Jubilee Records, late 50s) isn't on Spotify OR Youtube.

The Mod Who Banned Liberty Valance (WmC), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 15:47 (four months ago) link

Manfred Mann's "My Little Red Book," which isn't on Spotify:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=se7Ywa668aw

The Mod Who Banned Liberty Valance (WmC), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 15:54 (four months ago) link

Can't check at the moment, don't suppose this is on Spotify? Love the version of After the Fox in particular, but it's all p sweet:

https://www.discogs.com/Jim-ORourke-All-Kinds-Of-People-Love-Burt-Bacharach/master/803741

Ward Fowler, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 15:59 (four months ago) link

Sadly no.

The Mod Who Banned Liberty Valance (WmC), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 16:04 (four months ago) link

wonderful ! can't wait for this.

first things first: i think all burt fans will greatly appreciate this version of always something there to remind me by WENDELL STUART AND THE DOWNBEATERS, an amazing late '60s bahamian calypso-soul group. this song changed my life. it's worth three minutes of your time.

love's "little red book" will be very high on my ballot.

"reach out" is my favorite example of burt playing his own tunes. glad to see it's on the playlist. i also really like the cover:

https://img.discogs.com/57VQh9PTnwpFXt8Ja7gcZp6oikw=/fit-in/551x548/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-532165-1239442175.jpeg.jpg

excited to dive deep, as it were, into the playlist and elsewhere. long live burt !

budo jeru, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:49 (four months ago) link

also thanks for that jim o'rourke tip xp

budo jeru, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:51 (four months ago) link

also, while i'm here:

"baby it's you" by the shirelles is one of the most beautiful recordings i know. really magical production by luther dixon, nice and spacious with plenty of reverb, super-earnest and oh-so-sweet vocal delivery, it's just so classic. check it out on youtube

budo jeru, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:59 (four months ago) link

Yeah, thanks for mentioning that Jim O'R album, Ward, I've had it for about a year and need to give it another listen or two. O'Rourke was one of my avenues in to BB's work via the cover of "Something Big" on Eureka.

Speaking of great Burt tribute albums, I love the Great Jewish Music BB album that John Zorn produced in 1997. There are a couple of clunkers but mostly fantastic.

The Mod Who Banned Liberty Valance (WmC), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 19:57 (four months ago) link

i just realized that the "sweet jane" bridge is a reference to "anyone who has a heart" !!

speaking of which, how do we feel about interpolations and (prominent) samples -- particularly when burt is credited ? (n.b. i'm not trying to vote for "sweet jane")

budo jeru, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 19:59 (four months ago) link

Great stuff WmC, looking forward to going through the deep dive playlist.

In a crossover with the Bob Stanley thread, I recently heard this great (and unreleased until 1992) Bacharach/David song via the Saint Etienne Present Songs for the Carnegie Deli comp:

Irma Thomas - Live Again

Gavin, Leeds, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:13 (four months ago) link

xp - If Burt's name is on it just because his work is sampled and not because of any active involvement in the creation of the song, it doesn't belong here imo.

The Mod Who Banned Liberty Valance (WmC), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:14 (four months ago) link

Thanks for that Irma Thomas link, Gavin, I've added it to the big playlist. Everything upthread that I hadn't previously added was also added, assuming it was available. I'm ashamed to say I didn't know about the Stranglers track.

The Mod Who Banned Liberty Valance (WmC), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:17 (four months ago) link

When I ran across the Smith cover of "Baby It's You" last night I kind of flipped, I hadn't heard that version in 35 years probably.

The Mod Who Banned Liberty Valance (WmC), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:19 (four months ago) link

OK, the full youtube url embeds, let's see if the short one does too. This is Trini Lopez's "Made in Paris," not on Spotify:
https://youtu.be/eu4z52bJPU0

The Mod Who Banned Liberty Valance (WmC), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 21:09 (four months ago) link

OK, good. Here are the available youtubes from Great Jewish Music: Burt Bacharach.

Wayne Horvitz, “Close To You” - https://youtu.be/MhliDovlMpA
Marc Ribot, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” (electric, with band) - https://youtu.be/K6de2BkfhEo
Dave Douglas, “Wives and Lovers” - https://youtu.be/CkUW_Fc2xj0
Guy Klucevsek, “Who Gets the Guy?/This Guy’s in Love With You” - https://youtu.be/1ofUIdRc5_A
Kramer, “Walk on By” - https://youtu.be/8pvEZKaYIbA
Erik Friedlander, “Promises, Promises” - https://youtu.be/ti8_LA-_OdE
Fred Frith, “Trains and Boats and Planes” - https://youtu.be/juNwNdYic5w
Medeski, Martin & Wood, “Do You Know the Way to San Jose” - https://youtu.be/0EK2RuhfVfM
Elliott Sharp, “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” - https://youtu.be/MXd92r8dQaQ
Mike Patton, “She’s Gone Away” - https://youtu.be/avhABirTsgE
Lloyd Cole w/Robert Quine, “I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself” - https://youtu.be/uW6muHCqqnc
Anthony Coleman/Selfhaters, “A House Is Not a Home” - https://youtu.be/HogOIYRVkXM
Bill Frisell, “What the World Needs Now Is Love” - https://youtu.be/CuEHSvWcV64

Missing: Joey Baron, "Alfie" (solo drums); Zeena Parkins, "Freefall"; Marc Ribot, "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" (solo acoustic version, really fucking fantastic, it kills me that it's not available); Marie McAuliffe, "I Say a Little Prayer"; Yuka Honda & Sean Lennon, "The Look of Love"; Shelley Hirsch, "What's New Pussycat"; Eyvind Kang, "I Took My Strength from You (I Had None)".

The Mod Who Banned Liberty Valance (WmC), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 21:15 (four months ago) link

Oh my god, this will be a tough one. I don't use spotify so I'll lobby for a couple near and dear to my heart with youtube links.

When I moved back to New Orleans about a month after fleeing Katrina I drove around the city in a daze with Everybody's Out of Town by BJ Thomas on loop. The vertiginous horns and strings. BJ's awshucks tone while singing about what to any sane person would be a total nightmare. The most menacing Burt ever got: https://youtu.be/qiLII1skGOU

The Shirelles - "Long Day Short Night". Somehow even sweeter and tauter than Dionne's version. Didn't get released until the 80s for some reason. Few songs capture the excitement of new love as well as this one does: https://youtu.be/Lt1FqpqOVAE

Fetchboy, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 21:34 (four months ago) link

Also, Mo Plen Bacharach another good comp of Burt songs, all in Italian.

Fetchboy, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 21:42 (four months ago) link

Love Sylvester’s version (with Two Tons O’ Fun) of “I Took My Strength From You” on his Step II album:

You Tube link

breastcrawl, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 21:46 (four months ago) link

Cool, some of the songs on that Italian comp were on spotify, added to the playlist.

The Mod Who Banned Liberty Valance (WmC), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 21:58 (four months ago) link

Excellent! Nice thread title. *starts playlist*

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 23:05 (four months ago) link

The Hammond Brothers, "Thirty Miles of Railroad Track" (Bacharach-Hilliard) - Abner, 1962
https://youtu.be/otsJwO83m7s

The Mod Who Banned Liberty Valance (WmC), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 00:18 (four months ago) link

Big Ups to WmC, you're doing everything I would have done with this poll and then some.

I would have called this thread "ILXORS Can Be VOTERS* Too" tho.

*or POLLERS. Indecision like that stifled my stewardship.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 00:31 (four months ago) link

Cool, thanks for letting me pick it back up.

I just found the wildest "Wives and Lovers" yet, by Japanese "death jazz" sextet Soil & "Pimp" Sessions.
https://youtu.be/iqwmOxlnT80
also added to the big list

The Mod Who Banned Liberty Valance (WmC), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 00:36 (four months ago) link

1st ballot received! The songs came with artists, which leads me to a clarification about this poll. You can include artists with your song choices, but it's not necessary, because votes for, say, Aretha's and Dionne's versions of "I Say a Little Prayer" will be combined, and the results will just be for the songs irrespective of their performers. This is a Burt poll, after all.

What would be a good side poll or two? Favorite performer of BB songs would be a race for 2nd place, I assume...

The Mod Who Banned Liberty Valance (WmC), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 01:10 (four months ago) link

One less well-known song I'd like to call to your attention is Dream Sweet Dreamer, a Dionne Warwick b-side : https://youtu.be/j8npRt-7L18
The followup single, "The April Fools" is grand: https://youtu.be/UuNMlfYvmuc
Elvis Presley's version of "Any Day Now" was my #1 pick in the Elvis poll last summer: https://youtu.be/xg0D_E1WLn8

Ρεμπετολογια, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 01:43 (four months ago) link

Nice. Elvis is a major blind spot for me, didn't know about this version.

The Mod Who Banned Liberty Valance (WmC), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 01:54 (four months ago) link

and the results will just be for the songs irrespective of their performers. This is a Burt poll, after all.

is there a way you can roll out the results with the (different, according to votes) performers listed with the tracks ?

for me at least — and this was partially informed by yr op — the performances were a p big part of the ranking. so i was envisioning a roll out where there was a possibility of al green doing “say a little prayer” but also dionne would place in a separate slot for the same song. is that not the case ?

because like. if the songs get combined anyway, what is even the point of us all sharing different renditions of the same tune ?

budo jeru, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 03:10 (four months ago) link

i feel very strongly that burt’s songs work or don’t work so well based on who is performing. naked eyes and lou johnson are totally different entities to me, even tho the “song” is the same.

either way, let me know. it’s your poll after all and in the end i’m just happy to talk and rank burt

budo jeru, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 03:14 (four months ago) link

Agree with both points: your poll, your call, but; versions supersede songs.

clemenza, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 03:20 (four months ago) link

Fun fact: "How About?", a BB-written b-side to "How Can You Not Believe Me" by Della Reese (Jubilee Records, late 50s) isn't on Spotify OR Youtube.

― The Mod Who Banned Liberty Valance (WmC)

the deep cuts on this thread brought me to the ace records comp "always something there", which contains this _and_ "dream sweet dreamer". i'm going to have to check out the whole thing

Jaki Liebowitz (rushomancy), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 03:49 (four months ago) link

If you haven't heard it before, check out "This Empty Place," Dionne's non-hit follow-up to "Don't Make Me Over." That will be in my top 5.

Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 04:49 (four months ago) link

So I'm looking forward to learning about all those songs I didn't know were written by BB. Like There's Always Something To Remind Me. No idea BB wrote it. Guess I would have known if I'd seen Black Mirror.

that's not my post, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 05:46 (four months ago) link

Side poll suggestion: top BB-penned songs from 1980 or later.

that's not my post, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 05:49 (four months ago) link

I feel I should have heard "The Things I Will Not Miss" before today. Originally from the soundtrack of Lost Horizon apparently, but it's mostly the Ross/Gaye rendition blowing my little mind just now.

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 06:07 (four months ago) link

all those songs I didn't know were written by BB

I think this is the first time I became aware that BB wrote "The Story of My Life."

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gzk0bdlDr3Y

Not the original, not very Bacharach-like, but one the great whistling songs ever.

clemenza, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 11:14 (four months ago) link

i love "The Story of My Life", i think there are Bacharchy elements in the melody, will probably give it a vote

The Gapes of Wrath (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 11:17 (four months ago) link

OK, I've given it some thought and as long as everyone includes the artist/version with each song on their ballot, there's no reason I can't generate 2 sets of results -- one for specific recordings/performances, and then a combined one for the compositions. I'm more interested in the songs, but I can see budo jeru's and clemenza's viewpoint too.

The one version of a song per ballot rule still applies, though. If you're performances-minded and "I Say a Little Prayer" just became an impossible choice, well, that's the fun of it.

The Mod Who Banned Liberty Valance (WmC), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 11:18 (four months ago) link

i'm far happier voting for the songs than trying to pick apart whether i prefer say Dionne and Isaac Hayes (tho the answer is pretty much all Dionne versions are my canon)

The Gapes of Wrath (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 11:25 (four months ago) link

Isn't the logical compromise to do what budo jerk suggested, i.e.

is there a way you can roll out the results with the (different, according to votes) performers listed with the tracks ?
so the rollout is for songs, but for each of those you give the breakdown as to which versions contributed how many points to the total?

dorsalstop, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 11:34 (four months ago) link

*jeru! dya

dorsalstop, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 11:34 (four months ago) link

(And since "I Say A Little Prayer" is indeed an impossible choice, I'll vote the Bomb the Bass version)

dorsalstop, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 11:36 (four months ago) link

Esoteric sub-category: most Bacharach-like non-BB songs.

Neil Young's "Till the Morning Comes"; David Bowie's "Kooks"; Anne Murray's "Talk It Over in the Morning"; Ginette Reno's "Beautiful Second Hand Man."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=3vX7ZWzocec

clemenza, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 11:45 (four months ago) link

xps - That would make an easier rollout for me but I see the appeal of 2 sets of results, especially if they have major differences and surprise finishers. I have a couple of weeks to think about it.

Post-1980 tracks isn't a bad idea.

The Mod Who Banned Liberty Valance (WmC), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 12:09 (four months ago) link

(And since "I Say A Little Prayer" is indeed an impossible choice, I'll vote the Bomb the Bass version)

― dorsalstop

i think i'll wind up going with ground zero!

Jaki Liebowitz (rushomancy), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 13:20 (four months ago) link

Richard Chamberlain, "Blue Guitar," 1963

https://youtu.be/ccY1Fg_3oxc

The b-side was the first recording of "Close To You."

https://youtu.be/tft09VpllvU

The Mod Who Banned Liberty Valance (WmC), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 13:33 (four months ago) link

Am I crazy or did Bacharach write one of Starship's '80s hits? I was thinking it was 'Built This City' but I see that was Bernie Taupin (which is equally weird).

A Cheetah Drenched in Applesauce (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 13:46 (four months ago) link

Gonna have to scramble. With a few exceptions, probably going to vote for mostly obvious stuff, especially early stuff on Scepter, especially if Paul Griffin is on it.

Careless Love Battery (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 8 May 2019 11:47 (three months ago) link

Your daily reminder to vote! With a low turnout, everybody who votes can be sure their ballot will carry a lot of weight.

WmC, Wednesday, 8 May 2019 15:46 (three months ago) link

Okay, thanks. Slowly compiling a ballot.

Careless Love Battery (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 8 May 2019 15:53 (three months ago) link

Sent!

Careless Love Battery (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 8 May 2019 23:42 (three months ago) link

rad

budo jeru, Thursday, 9 May 2019 05:02 (three months ago) link

I count a dozen or so unballoted posters upthread who said they'd vote or vaguely indicated interest -- please give a few minutes to hammer out your ballot! NV, Morbs, rushomancy, Euler, Darin, et al...

WmC, Thursday, 9 May 2019 12:59 (three months ago) link

I am putting one together right now!

L'assie (Euler), Thursday, 9 May 2019 14:41 (three months ago) link

Promises, promises.

Careless Love Battery (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 9 May 2019 15:15 (three months ago) link

Obviously the results thread has to be called One Less Poll to Answer.

WmC, Thursday, 9 May 2019 15:15 (three months ago) link

dunno if ongoing life crash will permit

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 9 May 2019 15:45 (three months ago) link

voted

L'assie (Euler), Thursday, 9 May 2019 16:46 (three months ago) link

Sorry, Morbs, hope things improve for you.

Highest-ranked song with all points from one version: {redacted} place
Lowest-ranked song with points from more than one artist: 60th place

WmC, Thursday, 9 May 2019 17:33 (three months ago) link

Make it easy on yourself, Doctor.

Careless Love Battery (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 9 May 2019 18:02 (three months ago) link

One of the weirder bootlegs in my music collection is Zumpano on the radio on “Burt Bacharach” night in 1999 playing:

24 Hours From Tulsa
Anyone Who Had A Heart
What The World Needs Now
Always Something There To Remind Me
My Little Red Book

It’s a fun listen if nothing else, and I can’t remember where I got it.

fancy the Dirkishness of carrying Doré a round (fionnland), Thursday, 9 May 2019 19:21 (three months ago) link

OK, I have a better sense of my work schedule (I hope). The thing is, my work client has newly-discovered cancer and is putting 95% of her time and attention into dealing with that, so a big project that should have been finished on the 1st isn't getting finished until next week. My part should be mostly done by Monday, fingers crossed. So I'm calling a hard deadline on ballots: MONDAY, MAY 13th by end of day. I will work on tabulations and artwork Tuesday and roll out results starting Wednesday.

Sorry this is dragging out past a month, I hate it when these polls do that. But you have plenty of time to vote!

WmC, Friday, 10 May 2019 11:57 (three months ago) link

I have a job application and a ballot scheduled to do tomorrow/Sunday, hangover permitting. Might well just vote for the songs rather than versions tho

call me cismale (Noodle Vague), Friday, 10 May 2019 11:59 (three months ago) link

Haven't found the time to put together a ballot unfortunately, but here's a new interview with BB:

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/may/10/burt-bacharach-trump-is-dangerous-my-songs-are-a-form-of-resistance?fbclid=IwAR3_2HB0-eNWHKODPiBio6ib_yJYcgOI0SP2_1uXymcs7ggrCQz_EPIP5gA

Ward Fowler, Friday, 10 May 2019 15:23 (three months ago) link

Last 3 days to vote! Do it if you're gonna do it!

WmC, Saturday, 11 May 2019 13:58 (three months ago) link

already voted, but still listening and finding new stuff to be interested in

Careless Love Battery (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 11 May 2019 21:40 (three months ago) link

91 years old today! (or whenever Sunday arrives in the western hemisphere anyway)

Nice Guardian article btw.

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Saturday, 11 May 2019 22:10 (three months ago) link

Interesting article!

I am pretty sure I could stay cool and collected in the presence of any individual but Dionne Warwick would be the exception. "Anyone Who Had A Heart" is just the greatest song

twink infinitives (flamboyant goon tie included), Sunday, 12 May 2019 00:33 (three months ago) link

Happy Burtday! Vote if you haven't already!

WmC, Sunday, 12 May 2019 11:52 (three months ago) link

Up to 103 different songs, represented by 110 artists, receiving votes.

WmC, Monday, 13 May 2019 00:02 (three months ago) link

Drafting Ballot Now.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 13 May 2019 03:59 (three months ago) link

Needs To Be Said: The Rhino Box Is ALL-TIME.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 13 May 2019 04:37 (three months ago) link

Yup

Careless Love Battery (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 13 May 2019 09:47 (three months ago) link

Last day to vote!

WmC, Monday, 13 May 2019 11:50 (three months ago) link

Come on ILM

lefal junglist platton (wtev), Monday, 13 May 2019 20:41 (three months ago) link

And there are
Only
Twenty four hours to POLL, sir

Careless Love Battery (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 13 May 2019 20:48 (three months ago) link

Ballot #15 received and added to the spreadsheet.

I just want to say that one of these years real soon, Burt's going to die and somebody's going to say "hey we should do a ballot poll in tribute" and I'm going to be real tempted to ban that fucker if stet doesn't catch me and unmod me first.

Pretend he's dead now and vote in the memorial poll!

WmC, Monday, 13 May 2019 21:16 (three months ago) link

might do a short ballot tonight

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 13 May 2019 21:43 (three months ago) link

Just sent my top 20

Doctor Nu (Noodle Vague), Monday, 13 May 2019 22:14 (three months ago) link

One song has points from seven different artists, still not enough to push it into the top 10.

WmC, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 00:05 (three months ago) link

"Long Day, Short Night" is the greatest song the (English) Beat never recorded.

WmC, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 00:16 (three months ago) link

Wm there really isn't a mu in yr email, is there?

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 02:17 (three months ago) link

No, it's a u.

WmC, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 02:21 (three months ago) link

sent

failed to perversely include Ella Fitzgerald's "Wives and Lovers"

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 02:55 (three months ago) link

No "Beware of the Blob," no credibility

jaymc, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 04:08 (three months ago) link

One song has points from seven different artists, still not enough to push it into the top 10.

Going to hazard a guess that it’s ‘This Girl/Guys in Love With You’.

Dan Worsley, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 09:30 (three months ago) link

No "Beware of the Blob," no credibility

Was wondering how this was going to, um, creep into the results

Careless Love Battery (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 09:51 (three months ago) link

thought about it, left it out for accounting reasons

Doctor Nu (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 09:52 (three months ago) link

OK, no ballots came in overnight so this dish is DONE with 17 voters. Thank you to everyone who sent in a ballot! I could start the results right now if previous polls hadn't raised the graphics game so high.

WmC, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 10:39 (three months ago) link

A sense a bit of perfectionism in you, not unlike Mark Hudson.

Careless Love Battery (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 11:50 (three months ago) link

Ah, got the wording slightly wrong, should be a *bit* of the perfectionismt

Careless Love Battery (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 11:52 (three months ago) link

for my part, I don't ever look at the graphics in poll rollouts, with images off.

L'assie (Euler), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 12:18 (three months ago) link

OK, I don't see any reason to delay the results, but I'm still waiting on a big work dump that is 2 weeks late at this point. If it comes in today, I'll have to pause the rollout and give 100% attention to that.

WmC, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 14:13 (three months ago) link

Wishin' and Votin' - the BURT BACHARACH SONGBOOK Poll Results

WmC, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 15:29 (three months ago) link

Good to have NV and Dr M in the polling

lefal junglist platton (wtev), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 16:12 (three months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/0BQjtxe.jpg

2. I Say a Little Prayer — 1027 Points, 17 Votes, 2 first-place votes
Lyric: Hal David
Aretha Franklin, 1968 single, 708 points — https://youtu.be/KtBbyglq37E
Dionne Warwick, 1967 single, 244 points — https://youtu.be/kafVkPxjLYg
Gene, from To See the Lights (1996), 88 points — https://youtu.be/G7CxOtEqOmQ
Al Green, from Truth N' Time (1978), 77 points — https://youtu.be/ZeQQGjoFdI0

WmC, Friday, 17 May 2019 19:05 (three months ago) link

lol whoops

WmC, Friday, 17 May 2019 19:06 (three months ago) link


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