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Reberetta SURLAW: Battle Of The Champions

  • 24-05-2021 9:45am
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 2,293 ✭✭✭ Reberetta


    Welcome to Reberetta's Surlaw: Battle Of The Champions!

    What is it you ask? He, he, he, patience Highlander; before we begin, the rules:
    For the regulars who are familiar with Walrus, this is essentially the opposite, where the host picks the songs, and you lovely people in Forum Games rate them via PM.

    Then the Reveal is very much like how the Eurovision results are done.

    How It Will Work:

    -Below I've linked YouTube videos with the 20 Songs in contention.

    -What you have to do, is just listen to them and figure out which 10 you like the best.

    -When you're ready Private Message a numbered list from 1-10 of your choices (with 1 being your favourite of the songs and 10 being your 10th favourite)

    -First choices will earn 12 points, second 10 points, and third onwards 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 points respectively (just like in Eurovision)

    -Once I've closed sign ups and tallied up all the points, I'll do a reveal thread, going through how everyone ranked the songs and adding the points to the running total (again, just like Eurovision)

    It probably sounds more complicated than it actually is. Basically, listen to the songs here and then PM (that's Private Message) me your 10 favourites numbered 1 to 10 with 1 being your favourite.

    Please send me a list of 10 songs ; it won't work if people just pick 6 or 7 and then decide they don't want any of the rest, so even if you're not crazy about all 10 songs you choose, go for 10 anyway.

    Because I couldn't think of anything original it's a competition between all the past champions of the music tournaments run here on forum games.

    22 tournaments have been run - but because the same song won two tournaments and another was "Worst Song Ever" - no point including that,  conveniently, I have the perfect twenty songs for my Surlaw. Let me refresh your memory with the winners:

    Best TV theme: Alabama 3 Woke Up This Morning (The Sopranos'opening theme)
    Best wrestling theme: Jimmy Hart, Shawn Michaels & Sherri Martel Sexy Boy (Shawn Michaels theme)
    Eurovision 2020 competition: The Cardigans Erase and Rewind
    Best song by a black artist: Marvin Gaye I Heard it Through The Grapevine
    Best song by a female artist: Sinead O Connor Nothing Compares 2 U
    Boybands v Girlband songs: Backstreet Boys Everybody (Backstreet's Back)
    Best cover song: Nirvana The Man Who Sold The World
    Best one hit wonder song: Blue Oyster Cult Don't Fear The Reaper
    Best Christmas song: Dean Martin Let it Snow
    Best song from the movies: Simple Minds Don't You Forget About Me
    Best song of the 60s: Marvin Gaye I Heard It Through The Grapevine
    Best song of the 70s: Queen Bohemian Rhapsody
    Best song of the 80s: Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart
    Best song of the 90s: Nirvana Smells Like Teen Spirit
    Best song of the 00s: Eminem Lose Yourself
    Best song of the 2010s: Rihanna We Found Love (feat Calvin Harris)
    Best song ever: Nena 99 Luftballoons
    Greatest no.1 of the 80s: Survivor Eye Of The Tiger
    Greatest no.1 of the 90s: Oasis Don't Look Back In Anger
    Best Beatles song: A Day In The Life
    Best original song: Don Henley Boys Of Summer

    Most of you have likely heard most of them before and don't need to listen again, so you have no excuse not to enter! But if you haven't or you want help with your ranking, below you will find the links to the Youtube videos.

    Simple Minds Don't You Forget About Me
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdqoNKCCt7A

    The Backstreet Boys Everybody (Backstreet's Back)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POq2AznJO1Q

    The Cardigans Erase and Rewind
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WOYnv59Bi8

    Sinead O Connor Nothing Compares 2 U
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-EF60neguk

    Nirvana The Man Who Sold The World
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fregObNcHC8

    Nena 99 Luftballoons
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aLiT3wXko0

    Marvin Gaye I Heard It Through The Grapevine
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hajBdDM2qdg

    Queen Bohemian Rhapsody
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ9rUzIMcZQ

    Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuuObGsB0No

    Nirvana Smells Like Teen Spirit
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTWKbfoikeg

    Eminem Lose Yourself
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Yhyp-_hX2s

    Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris We Found Love
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tg00YEETFzg

    Survivor Eye Of The Tiger
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btPJPFnesV4

    Blue Oyster Cult Don't Fear The Reaper
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dy4HA3vUv2c

    Dean Martin Let it Snow
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rnil5LyK_B0

    Alabama 3 Woke Up This Morning (The Sopranos opening theme)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nW3LikcBL68

    Jimmy Hart, Shawn Michaels & Sherri Martel Sexy Boy (Shawn Michaels theme)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voI6Dp8i2mU

    Oasis Don't Look Back In Anger
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmpRLQZkTb8

    Don Henley Boys Of Summer
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxsDAnPLDJQ

    The Beatles A Day In The Life
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usNsCeOV4GM

    Remember send me a private message with your top 10 in order of preference.

    Reveal will be a long way away yet so plenty of time...


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 77,257 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    Great Idea


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,785 ✭✭✭✭ Rikand


    Marvin Gaye in there twice ? or was that the one that won twice that you mentioned ?

    Best song by a black artist: Marvin Gaye I Heard it Through The Grapevine

    Best song of the 60s: Marvin Gaye I Heard It Through The Grapevine


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,293 ✭✭✭ Reberetta


    Rikand wrote: »
    Marvin Gaye in there twice ? or was that the one that won twice that you mentioned ?

    Yes it won twice. There's twenty different songs to choose from.

    Six entrants thus far.

    Zaph
    Homer J. Fong
    Kolido
    JP Liz V1
    Purgative
    the purple tin


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,005 ✭✭✭✭ Deja Boo


    Will it be too late to enter by friday?

    Be kind, you don't know what anyone is going through.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,293 ✭✭✭ Reberetta


    No.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,693 ✭✭✭ Irish Aris


    ok, list sent.
    I had my 10 songs easily selected and I knew my number 1, but ranking the rest of them was a nightmare, kept changing the list, so now it's done and no regrets


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,528 ✭✭✭ Declan A Walsh


    My first SURLAW! :)

    I found the hardest task was placing the Top 10 in order, the second hardest was figuring out which two or three to leave out of the top 10.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,005 ✭✭✭✭ Deja Boo


    Reberetta wrote: »
    No.

    ok then.

    Be kind, you don't know what anyone is going through.



  • Registered Users Posts: 18,503 ✭✭✭✭ Also Starring LeVar Burton


    My first SURLAW! :)

    I found the hardest task was placing the Top 10 in order, the second hardest was figuring out which two or three to leave out of the top 10.

    I still haven't narrowed it down to 10. Getting it down to 13 even involved making difficult cuts.

    Hoping it'll take shape with a few more listens over the weekend.


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 49,211 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Necro


    This is like Sophie's Choice :(

    Will have an entry in this evening or over the weekend Reb


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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,187 ✭✭✭✭ y0ssar1an22


    if marvin makes our top 10, do we give that 2x or an extra entry?

    ETA: i will submit marvin once and use my 11th pick


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,503 ✭✭✭✭ Also Starring LeVar Burton


    ...and I'm In

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,695 ✭✭✭ Sawduck


    That was pretty difficult to rank, had to leave a few amazing songs off my final list


  • Registered Users Posts: 77,257 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1




  • Registered Users Posts: 2,293 ✭✭✭ Reberetta



    Yes you did, Liz. Here's the entrant list that I have.

    Zaph

    Homer J. Fong

    Kolido

    JP Liz V1

    Purgative

    the purple tin

    bubblypop

    Irish Aris

    Declan A Walsh

    Deja Boo

    y0ssar1an22

    Also Starring LeVar Burton

    Cee_jay

    Sawduck

    ShaneU



  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 49,211 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Necro


    You've got another one now Reb, welcome back 😁



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,528 ✭✭✭ Declan A Walsh


    Great to see you back Reb. I was a bit concerned about you - glad that you are feeling better.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,293 ✭✭✭ Reberetta




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