Pop Ranking Thread

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Pop Ranking Thread
« on: January 22, 2019, 08:30:39 PM »
I feel the need, a need for a ranking thread.  This time it's Pop.  Let's see just how popular a Pop song Angels really is.

List all 12 songs from Pop in order of preference.  The #1 song will get 12 points, the #2 11 points and so on down to the 12th song which will get 1 point.  After enough people have posted their rankings I'll count them up and we'll find out the definite ranking of Pop.


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laoghaire

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Re: Pop Ranking Thread
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2019, 08:38:42 PM »
Mofo
Please
Gone
LNOE
Discotheque
Playboy Mansion
DYFL
Miami
IGWSHA
SATS
Velvet
WUDM

I have a hard time ranking. The only things in stone are the first and last.

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Re: Pop Ranking Thread
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2019, 08:40:06 PM »
1. The Playboy Mansion
2. Please (If the strings version was on the album it would easily be top of the pile)
3. If God Will Send His Angels
4. Gone
5. Miami
6. Discotheque
7. Wake Up Dead Man
8. Mofo
9. Do You Feel Loved
10. If You Wear That Velvet Dress
11. Staring at the Sun
12. Last Night on Earth


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Re: Pop Ranking Thread
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2019, 08:43:06 PM »
Hey, I respect a high Playboy Mansion ranking. That's a deep song.

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guest87

Re: Pop Ranking Thread
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2019, 08:45:46 PM »
Hey, I respect a high Playboy Mansion ranking. That's a deep song.

Oh yeah I love it.  Great lyrics, especially 'we'll go driving in Blackpool'.  So relatable.  I don't find the 'dated' lyrics harm the song at all.

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Re: Pop Ranking Thread
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2019, 08:49:45 PM »
It's Blackpool? I thought it was just "the pool." But yes, that part is deep, the whole damn thing is. A masterpiece, if you ask me - just mired in the dated references, which I honestly can't even auggest a solution for.

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Re: Pop Ranking Thread
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2019, 09:08:21 PM »
Please
SATS
Gone
IGWSHA
Disco
WUDM
Mofo
IYWTVD
LNOE
DYFL
Miami
TPM

er something like that

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Re: Pop Ranking Thread
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2019, 04:24:31 AM »
Too hard... Almost every song has been a favorite to me, maybe Miami not, but I still like it very much...
See through in the sunlight

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Re: Pop Ranking Thread
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2019, 05:17:43 AM »
Mofo
Please (single version)
Gone (best of version)
Discotheque
Do You Feel Loved
Last Night On Earth
If You Wear That Velvet Dress
Wake Up Dead Man
If God Will Send His Angels
Staring At The Sun
The Playboy Mansion
Miami
« Last Edit: January 23, 2019, 05:20:21 AM by restofit »

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Re: Pop Ranking Thread
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2019, 05:28:23 AM »
Mofo
DYFL
Discotheque
Please
Miami
IYWTVD
WUDM
Gone
TPM
LNOE
SATS
IGWSHA

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Re: Pop Ranking Thread
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2019, 06:15:08 AM »
DYFL
Discotheque
Mofo
IYWTVD
IFWSHA
The Playboy Mansion
Please
Gone
Miami
Last Night on Earth
Wake Up Dead Man
Staring at the Sun


what you leave behind you don't miss anyway

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Re: Pop Ranking Thread
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2019, 06:35:04 AM »
Mofo
DYFL
Discotheque
Please
Miami
IYWTVD
WUDM
Gone
TPM
LNOE
SATS
IGWSHA

Okay, can you explain two things to me, what is it about Miami which makes you rate it that highly, also can you explain your reasoning for ranking IGWSHA last?

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Re: Pop Ranking Thread
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2019, 07:17:34 AM »
Mofo
DYFL
Discotheque
Please
Miami
IYWTVD
WUDM
Gone
TPM
LNOE
SATS
IGWSHA

Okay, can you explain two things to me, what is it about Miami which makes you rate it that highly, also can you explain your reasoning for ranking IGWSHA last?

Miami is a song I love....I love the fact it is a departure for the band sonically and i love its off kilter rhythms and beats. Bono's delivery is laconic and cool and then the song bursts into a metallic riff from edge with Bono maniacally shouting!! It's fucking cool...It also absolutely fucking killed live.

As for Angels - I don't hate it, it is a clever and bleak track that has some interesting things...but it is spoiled by u2 clearly dressing the song up to be a big hit - edge with that dull, boring chiming guitar and the over earnest delivery at times from Bono - i reckon there is a much better grittier earlier incarnation of it laying around somewhere, but u2 being u2 had to go and polish it up!!

It isn't awful and it hasn't had all the good stuff stripped out, but it does to me veer closest on the album (along with SATS) to being what u2 eventually sadly largely became after Pop.

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Re: Pop Ranking Thread
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2019, 09:46:40 AM »
Miami killed live for sure. It's one of the aongs I wish they could go back into the studio for, to apply what they did live. They'd keep the song on a simmer for a while and suddenly they'd be making all kinds of NOISE with Bono yelling and guitars blazing.

Miami is freaking genius. Like the rest of Pop, you think it's shallow garbage but it's this whole commentary on American society.

Also it leans on Al Jolson's "Mammy" which is a blackface vaudeville, creepy and ugly as hell.
« Last Edit: January 23, 2019, 09:54:13 AM by laoghaire »

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Re: Pop Ranking Thread
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2019, 12:31:24 PM »
Solid top pick:
If God Will Send His Angels

otheriwse top tier in no order:
Mofo
Please
Gone

The middle ground:
Discotheque
Staring At The Sun
Last Night On Earth
The Playboy Mansion
If You Wear That Velvet Dress
Wake Up Dead Man
Do You Feel Loved

ranked dead last:
Miami