Best of the Best - Song Elimination Round 13 RUNOFF

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Best of the Best - Song Elimination Round 13 RUNOFF
« on: November 28, 2020, 12:45:10 PM »
Vote for what you think is the WORST 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 WORST song, and the song with the most votes will be removed after each round.  One song will be chosen as the best song of U2's entire catalog according to us.  Along the way, I will be noting some other less-significant results like the best of each decade.

Ranking:

9. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me (53.8%, 14 votes)
10. The Electric Co. (57.7%, 15 votes)
11. Moment of Surrender (57.1%, 16 votes)
12. The Troubles (66.7%, 16 votes)
13. Miss Sarajevo (53.8%, 14 votes)
14. The Ground Beneath Her Feet (51.9%, 14 votes)
15. Kite (57.7%, 15 votes)
16. Love Comes Tumbling (58.6%, 17 votes)
17. The Little Things That Give You Away (53.6%, 15 votes)
18. Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own (65.2%, 15 votes)
19. 11 O'Clock Tick Tock (55.2%, 16 votes)
20. Book of Your Heart (61.3%, 19 votes)

Round 1: 31 votes

Love Comes Tumbling: 6 votes
Book of Your Heart: 6 votes
11 O'Clock Tick Tock: 5 votes
Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own: 4 votes
Miss Sarajevo: 3 votes
The Little Things That Give You Away: 3 votes
The Electric Co.: 1 vote
The Ground Beneath Her Feet: 1 vote
Kite: 1 vote
Moment of Surrender: 1 vote

Round 1 Runoff: 31 votes

Book of Your Heart: 19 votes
Love Comes Tumbling: 12 votes

Round 2: 27 votes

11 O'Clock Tick Tock: 7 votes
Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own: 5 votes
The Little Things That Give You Away: 4 votes
Love Comes Tumbling: 3 votes
Miss Sarajevo: 3 votes
The Electric Co.: 1 vote
The Ground Beneath Her Feet: 1 vote
Kite: 1 vote
Moment of Surrender: 1 vote
The Troubles: 1 vote

Round 2 Runoff: 29 votes

11 O'Clock Tick Tock: 16 votes
Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own: 13 votes

Round 3: 24 votes

Love Comes Tumbling: 6 votes
Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own: 6 votes
Miss Sarajevo: 4 votes
The Troubles: 3 votes
The Little Things That Give You Away: 3 votes
The Electric Co.: 1 vote
Mofo: 1 vote

Round 3: 23 votes

Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own: 15 votes
Love Comes Tumbling: 8 votes

Round 4: 29 votes

Love Comes Tumbling: 9 votes
The Little Things That Give You Away: 5 votes
The Ground Beneath Her Feet: 4 votes
The Troubles: 4 votes
Miss Sarajevo: 2 votes
Mofo: 2 votes
The Electric Co.: 1 vote
All I Want Is You: 1 vote
Kite: 1 vote

Round 4 Runoff: 28 votes

The Little Things That Give You Away: 15 votes
Love Comes Tumbling: 13 votes

Round 5: 26 votes

Love Comes Tumbling: 8 votes
Kite: 8 votes
Miss Sarajevo: 3 votes
The Ground Beneath Her Feet: 3 votes
The Electric Co.: 2 votes
Until the End of the World: 1 vote
The Troubles: 1 vote

Round 5 Runoff: 29 votes

Love Comes Tumbling: 17 votes
Kite: 12 votes

Round 6: 29 votes

The Ground Beneath Her Feet: 7 votes
Kite: 7 votes
Miss Sarajevo: 4 votes
Moment of Surrender: 3 votes
Gloria: 2 votes
The Troubles: 2 votes
The Electric Co.: 1 vote
Bad: 1 vote
Where the Streets Have No Name: 1 vote
Until the End of the World: 1 vote

Round 6 Runoff: 26 votes

Kite: 15 votes
The Ground Beneath Her Feet: 11 votes

Round 7: 28 votes

The Ground Beneath Her Feet: 7 votes
Miss Sarajevo: 5 votes
Moment of Surrender: 4 votes
Where the Streets Have No Name: 3 votes
All I Want Is You: 2 votes
The Troubles: 2 votes
The Electric Co.: 1 vote
Gloria: 1 vote
Until the End of the World: 1 vote
Zooropa: 1 vote
Mofo: 1 vote

Round 7 Runoff: 27 votes

The Ground Beneath Her Feet: 14 votes
Miss Sarajevo: 13 votes

Round 8: 24 votes

Miss Sarajevo: 7 votes
The Troubles: 6 votes
Moment of Surrender: 3 votes
The Electric Co.: 2 votes
Mofo: 2 votes
Where the Streets Have No Name: 1 vote
Until the End of the World: 1 vote
Zooropa: 1 vote

Round 8 Runoff: 26 votes

Miss Sarajevo: 14 votes
The Troubles: 12 votes

Round 9: 24 votes

The Troubles: 11 votes
The Electric Co.: 3 votes
Moment of Surrender: 3 votes
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me: 2 votes
Mofo: 2 votes
Where the Streets Have No Name: 1 vote
All I Want Is You: 1 vote
Until the End of the World: 1 vote

Round 9 Runoff: 24 votes

The Troubles: 16 votes
The Electric Co.: 4 votes
Moment of Surrender: 4 votes

Round 10: 31 votes

The Electric Co.: 7 votes
Moment of Surrender: 7 votes
Gloria: 4 votes
New Year's Day: 3 votes
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me: 3 votes
Mofo: 3 votes
Where the Streets Have No Name: 2 votes
All I Want Is You: 1 vote
Until the End of the World: 1 vote

Round 10 Runoff: 28 votes

Moment of Surrender: 16 votes
The Electric Co.: 12 votes

Round 11: 24 votes

The Electric Co.: 9 votes
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me: 4 votes
New Year's Day: 3 votes
Mofo: 3 votes
Where the Streets Have No Name: 2 votes
Gloria: 1 vote
All I Want Is You: 1 vote
Until the End of the World: 1 vote

Round 11 Runoff: 26 votes

The Electric Co.: 15 votes
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me: 11 votes

Round 12: 28 votes

Mofo: 7 votes
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me: 6 votes
New Year's Day: 5 votes
Gloria: 3 votes
Where the Streets Have No Name: 2 votes
All I Want Is You: 2 votes
Zooropa: 2 votes
Until the End of the World: 1 vote

Round 12 Runoff: 26 votes

Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me: 14 votes
Mofo: 12 votes

Round 13: 25 votes

Gloria: 7 votes
Mofo: 7 votes
New Year's Day: 4 votes
Where the Streets Have No Name: 3 votes
All I Want Is You: 3 votes
Until the End of the World: 1 vote
« Last Edit: April 19, 2021, 05:24:49 PM by SwimmingSorrows »
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Re: Best of the Best - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2020, 12:50:07 PM »
Going with 11OCTT, considering were voting on the studio version.
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Re: Best of the Best - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2020, 12:51:16 PM »
Going with 11OCTT, considering were voting on the studio version.

Agreed
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: Best of the Best - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2020, 01:03:00 PM »
I went with LCT.  Very little of this will be easy.
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Re: Best of the Best - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2020, 01:06:27 PM »
Yeah this will be tough

i went with 11 as well
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Re: Best of the Best - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2020, 01:59:54 PM »
SYCMIOYO.
Listen as Hope and Peace try to rhyme,
Listen over marching bands playing out their time.

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Re: Best of the Best - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2020, 02:35:32 PM »
Between 11OTT and LCT for me.

Went with LCT.

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Re: Best of the Best - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2020, 03:11:12 PM »
Little Things. It was between that and the dirgier Sometimes You Can't Make It...

The latter benefits from a superior Bono vocal, though, so I spared it this round.

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Re: Best of the Best - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2020, 03:24:39 PM »
SYCMIOYO

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Re: Best of the Best - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2020, 08:45:06 PM »
Little Things. A kind of bland song that gets a lot of love in the U2 fandom for whatever reason.
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Re: Best of the Best - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2020, 09:00:12 PM »
Maybe you have to be old, have had a psychotic break, or have watched someone close to you have a psychotic break.

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Re: Best of the Best - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2020, 11:17:03 PM »
Little Things. A kind of bland song that gets a lot of love in the U2 fandom for whatever reason.

Its OK my young padawan. One day, understand the song, you will.
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Re: Best of the Best - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2020, 11:30:47 PM »
Kite

Most overrated song on the forum

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Re: Best of the Best - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2020, 11:58:11 PM »
Little Things. A kind of bland song that gets a lot of love in the U2 fandom for whatever reason.

Its OK my young padawan. One day, understand the song, you will.

I hope so. I started out enjoying it a lot more than I do now, probably just because it was new U2 music. But after a while it wasn't a standout track on SOE for me like Red Flag Day, Lights of Home, or Book of Your Heart were. It's not as bad as GOOYOW or American Soul or The Blackout or anything, but I just don't enjoy it as much as many other songs on the album. It seems like they were trying to sound as "U2-like" as possible with both the chorus and the whole second half of the song; it's a little forced and a little fake.
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Re: Best of the Best - Song Elimination Round 1
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2020, 11:58:37 PM »
Kite

Most overrated song on the forum

Yep. Almost voted for this one.
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