Worst of the Worst - Song Elimination Round 19 (Vote for the BEST song)

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THIS ROUND IS DIFFERENT.  Vote for what you think is the BEST song here.

No song can be eliminated unless it wins a majority of votes.  If no song gets a majority in the initial vote, that round will go to a runoff, with the top two songs from each round competing against each other directly.  If there is a tie for second or a multi-way tie for first, then more than two songs may end up in the runoff.

No poll will be called until one of these things is true:
1. At least 30 votes have been cast
2. At least 15 votes have been cast for the leading song
3. A full week has passed since the poll began


A runoff round can be started before 30 votes have been cast if the two leading songs are far enough ahead that they will still be the two leading songs when 30 votes are eventually cast no matter which songs the remaining votes go to.

For the album elimination polls, I also didn't allow people to change their vote, as I didn't want people to be biased and vote for a song they don't actually think is the worst in order to save a song that they like from being eliminated.  However, with the runoff system, that's not a problem, as votes for songs that have no shot of winning the round will not be thrown away.  As a result, you will be allowed to change your vote.

So, without further ado, get voting!  Vote for what you think is the BEST song, and the song with the most votes will be removed after each round.  One song will be chosen as the worst song of U2's entire catalog.  Along the way, I will be noting some other less-significant results like the worst of each decade or the worst actual U2 song if Elvis wins.

Ranking:

3. J Swallo (68.4%, 13 votes)
4. American Soul (56.5%, 13 votes)
5. Grace (69.6%, 16 votes)
6. Get On Your Boots (56%, 14 votes)
7. Yahweh (63%, 17 votes)
8. Volcano (55.6%, 15 votes)
9. Are You Gonna Wait Forever? (56.5%, 13 votes)
10. Alex Descends Into Hell for a Bottle of Milk / Korova 1 (55.6%, 10 votes)
11. Boomerang II (52%, 13 votes)
12. Red Light (75%, 15 votes)
13. With a Shout (Jerusalem) (63.6%, 14 votes)
14. MLK (68.2%, 15 votes)
15. Love Rescue Me (65.2%, 15 votes)
16. Some Days Are Better Than Others (51.6%, 16 votes)
17. The Playboy Mansion (50%, 11 votes)
18. Tryin' to Throw Your Arms Around the World (60.7%, 17 votes)
19. Trip Through Your Wires (60.7%, 17 votes)
20. Another Time Another Place (51.6%, 16 votes)

Round 1: 32 votes

Trip Through Your Wires: 8 votes
Another Time Another Place: 7 votes
Tryin' to Throw Your Arms Around the World: 6 votes
The Playboy Mansion: 3 votes
Red Light: 2 votes
With a Shout (Jerusalem): 1 vote
Boomerang II: 1 vote
Love Rescue Me: 1 vote
Some Days Are Better Than Others: 1 vote
Grace: 1 vote
Volcano: 1 vote

Round 1 Runoff: 31 votes

Another Time Another Place: 16 votes
Trip Through Your Wires: 15 votes

Round 2: 29 votes

Trip Through Your Wires: 9 votes
The Playboy Mansion: 8 votes
Tryin' to Throw Your Arms Around the World: 5 votes
Red Light: 2 votes
Ahimsa: 2 votes
With a Shout (Jerusalem): 1 vote
Boomerang II: 1 vote
Yahweh: 1 vote

Round 2 Runoff: 28 votes

Trip Through Your Wires: 17 votes
The Playboy Mansion: 11 votes

Round 3: 30 votes

Tryin' to Throw Your Arms Around the World: 12 votes
The Playboy Mansion: 5 votes
Some Days Are Better Than Others: 4 votes
Red Light: 3 votes
With a Shout (Jerusalem): 2 votes
Love Rescue Me: 2 votes
Boomerang II: 1 vote
Alex Descends Into Hell for a Bottle of Milk / Korova 1: 1 vote

Round 3 Runoff: 28 votes

Tryin' to Throw Your Arms Around the World: 17 votes
The Playboy Mansion: 11 votes

Round 4: 22 votes

The Playboy Mansion: 11 votes
Some Days Are Better Than Others: 3 votes
With a Shout (Jerusalem): 2 votes
Volcano: 2 votes
Red Light: 1 votes
Love Rescue Me: 1 votes
Alex Descends Into Hell for a Bottle of Milk / Korova 1: 1 vote
Ahimsa: 1 vote

Round 5: 33 votes

Some Days Are Better Than Others: 11 votes
With a Shout (Jerusalem): 5 votes
Love Rescue Me: 5 votes
Red Light: 3 votes
Alex Descends Into Hell for a Bottle of Milk / Korova 1: 2 votes
Are You Gonna Wait Forever?: 2 votes
Volcano: 2 votes
Elvis Ate America: 1 vote
Grace: 1 vote
Ahimsa: 1 vote

Round 5 Runoff: 31 votes

Some Days Are Better Than Others: 16 votes
With a Shout (Jerusalem): 9 votes
Love Rescue Me: 6 votes

Round 6: 24 votes

Love Rescue Me: 6 votes
Alex Descends Into Hell for a Bottle of Milk / Korova 1: 4 votes
With a Shout (Jerusalem): 3 votes
Are You Gonna Wait Forever?: 3 votes
Volcano: 3 votes
Red Light: 2 votes
Boomerang II: 1 vote
Get On Your Boots: 1 vote
Ahimsa: 1 vote

Round 6 Runoff: 23 votes

Love Rescue Me: 15 votes
Alex Descends Into Hell for a Bottle of Milk / Korova 1: 8 votes

Round 7: 31 votes

MLK: 7 votes
With a Shout (Jerusalem): 6 votes
Red Light: 5 votes
Volcano: 4 votes
Alex Descends Into Hell for a Bottle of Milk / Korova 1: 2 votes
Yahweh: 2 votes
Elvis Ate America: 1 vote
Grace: 1 vote
Are You Gonna Wait Forever?: 1 vote
Get On Your Boots: 1 vote
Ahimsa: 1 vote

Round 7 Runoff: 22 votes

MLK: 15 votes
With a Shout (Jerusalem): 7 votes

Round 8: 26 votes

With a Shout (Jerusalem): 6 votes
Red Light: 5 votes
Alex Descends Into Hell for a Bottle of Milk / Korova 1: 4 votes
Volcano: 4 votes
Yahweh: 3 votes
Ahimsa: 2 votes
Grace: 1 vote
Get On Your Boots: 1 vote

Round 8 Runoff: 22 votes

With a Shout (Jerusalem): 14 votes
Red Light: 8 votes

Round 9: 22 votes

Red Light: 6 votes
Boomerang II: 4 votes
Volcano: 3 votes
Ahimsa: 3 votes
Yahweh: 2 votes
Alex Descends Into Hell for a Bottle of Milk / Korova 1: 1 vote
Grace: 1 vote
Are You Gonna Wait Forever?: 1 vote
Get On Your Boots: 1 vote

Round 9 Runoff: 20 votes

Red Light: 15 votes
Boomerang II: 5 votes

Round 10: 27 votes

Volcano: 7 votes
Boomerang II: 6 votes
Are You Gonna Wait Forever?: 3 votes
Alex Descends Into Hell for a Bottle of Milk / Korova 1: 2 votes
Grace: 2 votes
Yahweh: 2 votes
Get On Your Boots: 2 votes
Ahimsa: 2 votes
Elvis Ate America: 1 vote

Round 10 Runoff: 25 votes

Boomerang II: 13 votes
Volcano: 12 votes

Round 11: 21 votes

Volcano: 5 votes
Alex Descends Into Hell for a Bottle of Milk / Korova 1: 4 votes
Grace: 3 votes
Are You Gonna Wait Forever?: 3 votes
Yahweh: 2 votes
Ahimsa: 2 votes
J Swallo: 1 vote
Get On Your Boots: 1 vote

Round 11 Runoff: 18 votes

Alex Descends Into Hell for a Bottle of Milk / Korova 1: 10 votes
Volcano: 8 votes

Round 12: 23 votes

Are You Gonna Wait Forever?: 8 votes
Volcano: 6 votes
Grace: 4 votes
Ahimsa: 2 votes
Elvis Ate America: 1 vote
Yahweh: 1 vote
Get On Your Boots: 1 vote

Round 12 Runoff: 23 votes

Are You Gonna Wait Forever?: 13 votes
Volcano: 10 votes

Round 13: 24 votes

Volcano: 6 votes
Grace: 5 votes
Get On Your Boots: 4 votes
Ahimsa: 4 votes
Yahweh: 3 votes
J Swallo: 1 vote
Elvis Ate America: 1 vote

Round 13 Runoff: 27 votes

Volcano: 15 votes
Grace: 12 votes

Round 14: 26 votes

Get On Your Boots: 7 votes
Grace: 6 votes
Yahweh: 6 votes
Elvis Ate America: 2 votes
American Soul: 2 votes
Ahimsa: 2 votes
J Swallo: 1 vote

Round 14 Runoff 1: 27 votes

Yahweh: 10 votes
Grace: 9 votes
Get On Your Boots: 8 votes

Round 14 Runoff 2: 27 votes

Yahweh: 17 votes
Grace: 10 votes

Round 15: 20 votes

Get On Your Boots: 10 votes
Grace: 6 votes
Ahimsa: 2 votes
J Swallo: 1 vote
American Soul: 1 vote

Round 15 Runoff: 25 votes

Get On Your Boots: 14 votes
Grace: 11 votes

Round 16: 19 votes

Grace: 7 votes
American Soul: 5 votes
J Swallo: 3 votes
Ahimsa: 3 votes
Elvis Ate America: 1 vote

Round 16 Runoff: 23 votes

Grace: 16 votes
American Soul: 7 votes

Round 17: 23 votes

J Swallo: 8 votes
American Soul: 7 votes
Ahimsa: 5 votes
Elvis Ate America: 3 votes

Round 17 Runoff: 23 votes

American Soul: 13 votes
J Swallo: 10 votes

Round 18: 19 votes

J Swallo: 13 votes
Ahimsa: 5 votes
Elvis Ate America: 1 vote
« Last Edit: June 22, 2021, 01:23:24 PM by SwimmingSorrows »

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Re: Worst of the Worst - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2020, 12:48:15 PM »
Best for me here is TTTYAATW.
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Re: Worst of the Worst - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2020, 12:49:30 PM »
The fact that Trip Through Your Wires even has to suffer the indignity of being in this poll irks me.  So criminally underrated.

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Re: Worst of the Worst - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2020, 12:56:13 PM »
The fact that Trip Through Your Wires even has to suffer the indignity of being in this poll irks me.  So criminally underrated.

Agreed.  TJT is one album in particular for me where a 'worst' doesn't easily stand out.  TTYW is where my vote goes.
« Last Edit: November 28, 2020, 12:58:07 PM by Achtung Baby »
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Re: Worst of the Worst - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2020, 01:45:11 PM »
“I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee”
Hebrews 13:5

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Re: Worst of the Worst - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2020, 01:55:56 PM »
Could've gone with TTTYAATW or TTYW, but chose Another Time Another Place. I have always loved the line, "Just as I am, I woke with a tear on my tongue. I woke with a feeling of never before, in my sleep I discovered the one, then she ran with the morning sun."
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Re: Worst of the Worst - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2020, 02:38:02 PM »
Damn, this one is hard. There are some real gems among the trash. I've got about five or six candidates.

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Re: Worst of the Worst - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2020, 03:05:41 PM »
Damn, this one is hard. There are some real gems among the trash. I've got about five or six candidates.

In every trash can lies a treasure.
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Re: Worst of the Worst - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2020, 03:16:29 PM »
Figured out my top three best of this list, in order:

TTYW
TTTYAATW
TPM

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Re: Worst of the Worst - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2020, 03:16:41 PM »
I like the change-up, SS.

I've got The Playboy Mansion first. There are surprisingly many decent songs here...

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Re: Worst of the Worst - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2020, 04:37:36 PM »
ANOTHER TIME ANOTHER PLACE WAS THE FIRST ELIMINATED?

lol

This is probably a top 15 U2 song for me.

Red Light is also pretty awesome.

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Re: Worst of the Worst - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2020, 06:43:30 PM »
What would you have axed from Boy and War?

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Re: Worst of the Worst - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2020, 06:46:33 PM »
What would you have axed from Boy and War?

From Boy, A Day Without Me.

From War, don't know.

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Re: Worst of the Worst - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2020, 08:43:19 PM »
Going with Red Light, but Another Time Another Place, Boomerang II, as J Swallo were close. Also I'll never understand how  Are You Gonna Wait Forever and Boomerang II got voted off first in their respective rounds.
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Re: Worst of the Worst - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2020, 11:32:56 PM »
Dammit I did not read and voted for Ahimsa.   Can I get my vote back?