Achtung Baby - Song Elimination FINAL

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Achtung Baby - Song Elimination FINAL
« on: September 21, 2020, 11:17:41 AM »
Vote for what you think is the WORST song on the album, and each round the song with the most votes will be removed, eventually giving us a ranking of the songs on Achtung Baby.

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.

Ranking:

1. Until the End of the World
2. The Fly (70.8%, 17 votes)
3. One (60%, 15 votes)
4. Ultra Violet (Light My Way) (50%, 12 votes)
5. Love Is Blindness (56%, 14 votes)
6. Zoo Station (35%, 7 votes)
7. Acrobat (25.9%, 7 votes)
8. Mysterious Ways (36%, 9 votes)
9. Even Better Than the Real Thing (29.2%, 7 votes)
10. Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses (34.5%, 10 votes)
11. So Cruel (30.8%, 8 votes)
12. Tryin' to Throw Your Arms Around the World (47.8%, 11 votes)

Round 1: 23 votes

Tryin' to Throw Your Arms Around the World: 11 votes
So Cruel: 5 votes
Even Better Than the Real Thing: 3 votes
Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses: 2 votes
Mysterious Ways: 1 vote
Love Is Blindness: 1 vote

Round 2: 26 votes

So Cruel: 8 votes
Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses: 7 votes
Even Better Than the Real Thing: 3 votes
One: 3 votes
Mysterious Ways: 3 votes
Zoo Station: 1 vote
Acrobat: 1 vote

Round 3: 29 votes

Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses: 10 votes
Mysterious Ways: 6 votes
Even Better Than the Real Thing: 4 votes
Acrobat: 3 votes
One: 2 votes
Love Is Blindness: 2 votes
Zoo Station: 1 vote
The Fly: 1 vote

Round 4: 24 votes

Even Better Than the Real Thing: 7 votes
Mysterious Ways: 6 votes
Acrobat: 3 votes
Zoo Station: 2 votes
Until the End of the World: 2 votes
Ultraviolet (Light My Way): 2 votes
One: 1 vote
Love Is Blindness: 1 vote

Round 5: 25 votes

Mysterious Ways: 9 votes
Acrobat: 5 votes
Love Is Blindness: 4 votes
Zoo Station: 2 votes
Until the End of the World: 2 votes
One: 1 vote
The Fly: 1 vote
Ultraviolet (Light My Way): 1 vote

Round 6: 27 votes

Acrobat: 7 votes
Love Is Blindness: 6 votes
Zoo Station: 5 votes
Ultraviolet (Light My Way): 5 votes
One: 4 votes

Round 7: 20 votes

Zoo Station: 7 votes
Love Is Blindness: 6 votes
One: 3 votes
Ultraviolet (Light My Way): 3 votes
Until the End of the World: 1 vote

Round 8: 25 votes

Love Is Blindness: 14 votes
Ultraviolet (Light My Way): 5 votes
One: 4 votes
Until the End of the World: 1 vote
The Fly: 1 vote

Round 9: 24 votes

Ultraviolet (Light My Way): 12 votes
One: 7 votes
Until the End of the World: 3 votes
The Fly: 2 votes

Round 10: 25 votes

One: 15 votes
The Fly: 6 votes
Until the End of the World: 4 votes

Round 11: 24 votes

The Fly: 17 votes
Until the End of the World: 7 votes
« Last Edit: October 04, 2020, 05:48:27 PM by SwimmingSorrows »
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Well, if that verse is true,
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Re: Achtung Baby - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2020, 11:36:09 AM »
Oh, wow. I can't even pick the first one. I'm in big trouble on this one.
Iíve seen for myself, thereís no end to grief, thatís how I know, and why I need to know that there is no end to love

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Re: Achtung Baby - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2020, 11:47:42 AM »
I'm the nutcase who picked So Cruel.

But I do still like So Cruel. 

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Re: Achtung Baby - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2020, 11:55:57 AM »
all great songs

i picked the one with the longest title 
white dopes on punk ~ staring into the flash `*+'"

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Re: Achtung Baby - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2020, 11:56:08 AM »
Easier first pick than the Pop album was. Arms around the World gets my vote to go. Still like the song tho
In the garden I was playing the tart
I kissed your lips and broke your heart
You
You were acting like it was the end of the world

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Re: Achtung Baby - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2020, 12:09:29 PM »
TTTYAATW will probably be the first to get the boot.

But not voting for it.

MW it is
First Chair. Last Call.

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Re: Achtung Baby - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2020, 12:51:16 PM »
Eliminating songs from this album should be fun!  Went with So Cruel. 
Sometimes

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Re: Achtung Baby - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2020, 01:01:20 PM »
Took a lot of thought. Even Better Than The Real Thing.
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Re: Achtung Baby - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2020, 04:10:53 PM »
In my opinion thereís no worst song on ab.

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Re: Achtung Baby - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2020, 04:23:03 PM »
NO not AB....this hurts  Ok TTTYAATW...I love every single song on this album they run like a river together.
She moves in mysterious ways

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Re: Achtung Baby - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2020, 05:10:36 PM »
It's really painful, isn't it?
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Re: Achtung Baby - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2020, 06:40:31 PM »
Very .
She moves in mysterious ways

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Re: Achtung Baby - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2020, 07:15:24 PM »
I like TTTYAATW a lot, but it's a bit of an outlier here.  It's a very good song and works well as a pallet cleanser before the final 3, but it's not quite on the same level as the rest of the album imo
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.
-Kevin Kerby

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Re: Achtung Baby - Song Elimination Round 2
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2020, 08:40:26 PM »
I'm glad I won't have to type out Tryin' to Throw Your Arms Around the World anymore.  Round 2 begins.
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.
-Kevin Kerby

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Re: Achtung Baby - Song Elimination Round 2
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2020, 08:40:46 PM »
also who tf voted for Love Is Blindness
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.
-Kevin Kerby