Boy - Song Elimination FINAL

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Boy - Song Elimination FINAL
« on: August 28, 2020, 04:56:38 PM »
A U2 Discord server I'm in is running an elimination game like this where you vote out what you think is the worst song on the album, and each round the song with the most votes gets removed.  Thought I would try one here, starting with Boy. 

If there is a clear winner and at least 15 votes after a day, I will end the poll there and say what song was eliminated in an edit to this post.  If it's tied or very close or there are under 15 votes after a day, I will let the poll run longer.

But anyways, poll above, vote out what you think is the WORST song.

Ranking:

1. The Electric Co.
2. Out of Control (71.4%, 20 votes)
3. I Will Follow (57.9%, 11 votes)
4. An Cat Dubh (60%, 12 votes)
5. Into the Heart (52.6%, 10 votes)
6. Twilight (66.7%, 12 votes)
7. Stories for Boys (38.1%, 8 votes)
8. A Day Without Me (36.4%, 8 votes)
9. The Ocean (26.1%, 6 votes)
10. Shadows and Tall Trees (36.4%, 8 votes)
11. Another Time Another Place (22.7%, 5 votes)

Round 1: 22 votes

Another Time Another Place: 5 votes
A Day Without Me: 4 votes
Shadows and Tall Trees: 4 votes
Stories for Boys: 3 votes
Twilight: 2 votes
The Ocean: 2 votes
Into the Heart: 1 vote
I Will Follow: 1 vote

Round 2: 22 votes

Shadows and Tall Trees: 8 votes
A Day Without Me: 5 votes
I Will Follow: 4 votes
Twilight: 2 votes
Stories for Boys: 2 votes
The Ocean: 1 vote

Round 3: 23 votes

The Ocean: 6 votes
Twilight: 5 votes
A Day Without Me: 5 votes
Stories for Boys: 4 votes
I Will Follow: 2 votes
The Electric Co.: 1 vote

Round 4: 22 votes

A Day Without Me: 8 votes
Twilight: 7 votes
I Will Follow: 3 votes
Stories for Boys: 3 votes
Out of Control: 1 vote

Round 5: 21 votes

Stories for Boys: 8 votes
Twilight: 7 votes
I Will Follow: 5 votes
The Electric Co.: 1 vote

Round 6: 18 votes

Twilight: 12 votes
The Electric Co. 2 votes
I Will Follow: 1 vote
An Cat Dubh: 1 vote
Into the Heart: 1 vote
Out of Control: 1 vote

Round 7: 19 votes

Into the Heart: 10 votes
I Will Follow: 5 votes
An Cat Dubh: 3 votes
Out of Control: 1 vote

Round 8: 20 votes

An Cat Dubh: 12 votes
I Will Follow: 6 votes
Out of Control: 2 votes

Round 9: 19 votes

I Will Follow: 11 votes
Out of Control: 5 votes
The Electric Co.: 3 votes

Round 10: 23 votes

Out of Control: 20 votes
The Electric Co.: 8 votes
« Last Edit: September 08, 2020, 02:18:44 PM by SwimmingSorrows »
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Re: Boy - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2020, 05:15:33 PM »
The Ocean. While it's okay live, there's not a whole lot going on in the studio version. Boy rules though.
Listen as Hope and Peace try to rhyme,
Listen over marching bands playing out their time.

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Re: Boy - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2020, 05:18:00 PM »
Another Time, Another Place...I like it, but had to pick something.
what you leave behind you don't miss anyway

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Re: Boy - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2020, 05:29:05 PM »
The Ocean first for me.  Every other song, even the ones I'm not crazy about, has some hook or part or something I can place.  The Ocean is just kinda nothing on the album.
There's a bible verse,
says the last one shall be first.
Well, if that verse is true,
there's hope for me and you.
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Re: Boy - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2020, 06:11:09 PM »
Love it but Stories for Boys.
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Re: Boy - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2020, 06:36:32 PM »
Good call. It was time for another tournement.

Another Time Another Place gets the boot from me. The Bongolese part is pretty interesting, though.

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Re: Boy - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2020, 09:39:14 PM »
A Day Without Me, but I understand those voting for The Ocean. But Twilight? Not so soon...

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Re: Boy - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2020, 11:18:01 PM »
SATT
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Re: Boy - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2020, 12:15:42 AM »
Great, great album. Voted for Stories for Boys here tho.
What are we going to do now it's all been said.
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Re: Boy - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2020, 12:18:31 AM »
Stories For a Boys, and Twilight will be next (mostly because of the creepy “boy meets man in the shadows” line).
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Re: Boy - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2020, 12:19:36 AM »
Stories For a Boys, and Twilight will be next (mostly because of the creepy “boy meets man in the shadows” line).

That’s why I voted for it. Makes me cringe every time I hear it.
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Re: Boy - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2020, 02:05:00 AM »
Stories For a Boys, and Twilight will be next (mostly because of the creepy “boy meets man in the shadows” line).

That’s why I voted for it. Makes me cringe every time I hear it.

Is this the man that will sleep like a baby tonight? If so, plus points for the creepiness.

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Re: Boy - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2020, 03:28:50 AM »
Love this album. One of my favourites but Shadows and Tall Trees, I suppose, is a bit clunky if pushed to decide.

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Re: Boy - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2020, 03:32:34 AM »
Isn't Black Cat and Into the Heart considered one song though?

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Re: Boy - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2020, 05:12:36 AM »
Isn't Black Cat and Into the Heart considered one song though?

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