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Boardsies Greatest - Most Overrated Song - Live Thread

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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,361 ✭✭✭✭Kolido


    Q9

    AC/DC - Highway to Hell Vs Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill


    Q10

    Tweet - The Birdie Song Vs Lewis Capaldi - Someone You Loved


    Q11

    Boney M - Rivers of Babylon Vs John Lennon - War is Over


    Q12

    Calum Scott - Dancing on My Own Vs Lewis Capaldi - Hold Me While You Wait


    AC/DC - Highway to Hell Vs Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill

    Tweet - The Birdie Song Vs Lewis Capaldi - Someone You Loved

    Boney M - Rivers of Babylon Vs John Lennon - War is Over

    Calum Scott - Dancing on My Own Vs Lewis Capaldi - Hold Me While You Wait



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,712 ✭✭✭Sawduck


    Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill

    Lewis Capaldi - Someone You Loved

    Boney M - Rivers of Babylon

    Lewis Capaldi - Hold Me While You Wait

    Lewis Capaldi is basically a more boring version of ed sheeran



  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 7,170 Mod ✭✭✭✭cdeb


    AC/DC? Ah here!


    9 - Pass. I like both.

    10 - Lewis Capaldi. No-one actually rates the Birdie Song.

    11 - Boney M. Have to vote for my nomination. Second biggest selling single of the entire 1970s? Rivers of Babylon?! That's pretty much the definition of over-rated for me.

    12 - Pass. Never heard of either, which makes it hard to judge which is more over-rated.



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


    AC/DC - Highway to Hell

    Tweet - The Birdie Song

    Boney M - Rivers of Babylon

    Lewis Capaldi - Hold Me While You Wait



  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 6,618 Mod ✭✭✭✭HildaOgdenx


    Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill

    Lewis Capaldi - Someone You Loved

    Abstain

    Lewis Capaldi - Hold Me While You Wait



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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,016 ✭✭✭Declan A Walsh


    AC/DC - Highway to Hell Vs Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill

    Tweet - The Birdie Song Vs Lewis Capaldi - Someone You Loved

    Boney M - Rivers of Babylon Vs John Lennon - War is Over

    I prefer the latter but I think it is somewhat overrated!


    Calum Scott - Dancing on My Own Vs Lewis Capaldi - Hold Me While You Wait

    PASS - Like Cdeb, I find it hard to choose between two songs I never heard before.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,251 ✭✭✭speckle


    ok after reading both le vars and quickbeams post..I have kind of figured it out so votes with explainers just to remind myself

    OASIS..cos loads of people like jimis song but many people of other tastes musically probably havnt heard its brillance yet hence jimi is underated.

    Drake see quicbeams note 2..its boring and ed who I can take or leave in general as a musician song castles is quite good so hence possibly underated by people who dont listen to that genre? So ed is underated.

    stone roses... just think this is an undersppreciated song and other overated but good. So I vote STARSHIP.

    Rod steward a lot throw this song under the bus as kindof of a novelty song but it actually does what is os on the tins label while the beatles song is good but not one of their greatest. So vote BEATLES

    bloody heck typing posts on the new site..the box keeps dropping everytime and you lose where you are.

    Apologies Kolido these are my votes if you cant change them thats ok



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,251 ✭✭✭speckle


    ccr..good song but overated and overplayed ...they have much bettet songs

    pass..both underappreciated and mainly un heard by newer generations

    billy joel..good song but overrated

    weather girls...overated but still a fun song.



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,006 ✭✭✭Irish Aris


    AC/DC - Highway to Hell Vs Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill - seriously people, what's wrong with you?? 🙄

    Tweet - The Birdie Song Vs Lewis Capaldi - Someone You Loved - I have very fond memories dancing to The Birdie Song is a kid, so can't vote for it

    Boney M - Rivers of Babylon Vs John Lennon - War is Over

    Calum Scott - Dancing on My Own Vs Lewis Capaldi - Hold Me While You Wait - Dancing on my Own is a fantastic song!!



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,251 ✭✭✭speckle


    pass both good agree Irish Aris

    lewis

    boney m

    lewis



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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,361 ✭✭✭✭Kolido


    AC/DC - Highway to Hell 1 Vs 3 Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill

    Tweet - The Birdie Song 2 Vs 5 Lewis Capaldi - Someone You Loved

    Boney M - Rivers of Babylon 4 Vs 1 John Lennon - War is Over

    Calum Scott - Dancing on My Own 0 Vs 5 Lewis Capaldi - Hold Me While You Wait



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,016 ✭✭✭Declan A Walsh


    It's about whether a song is overrated or not. It's not about whether you like the song or not. So, you could like a song but still think it is more overrated than the other it is up against. Conversely, you might dislike a song but not think it is overrated. Of course, you might dislike a song and also think it is overrated!



  • Registered Users Posts: 13,361 ✭✭✭✭Kolido


    This is basically it, you can like both songs but still pick one over the other. With the low numbers around today, we can do with all the votes we can get :D

    If you are not familiar with both songs in a match I can understand a pass.



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,006 ✭✭✭Irish Aris


    Fair point, still though Highway To Hell and Running Up That Hill: how can anyone consider either of this as overrated.

    I can understand Don't You Forget About Me that appeared earlier: a song that even Simple Minds have mixed feelings about it - Not necessarily overrated, but definitely overplayed, still a great song though :)



  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 7,170 Mod ✭✭✭✭cdeb


    I think with 170 songs in this, there's going to be some...controversial choices in there. But hopefully we can weed out the chaff (ie the good stuff!) in this early on and leave us with some proper dross in the business stages of the comp 🙂



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


    I'm a fan of Highway To Hell myself, but can definitely see why someone would have considered it as overrated too (basically what you said about Don't You Forget About Me being overplayed can apply to Highway To Hell too), whereas Running Up The Hill for me is still criminally underrated, so objectively I saw reason to vote for Highway To Hell between those two...



  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 51,198 Mod ✭✭✭✭Necro


    Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill

    Tweet - The Birdie Song

    Boney M - Rivers of Babylon

    Calum Scott - Dancing on My Own



  • Registered Users Posts: 13,361 ✭✭✭✭Kolido


    Q13

    Freddie Mercury - Living on My Own Vs Tom Petty - Freefallin'


    Q14

    Madness - It Must Be Love Vs Massive Attack - Teardrop


    Q15

    Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody Vs Prince - When Doves Cry


    Q16

    Eminem - Lose Yourself Vs Blink 182 - All The Small Things


    Freddie Mercury - Living on My Own Vs Tom Petty - Freefallin

    Madness - It Must Be Love Vs Massive Attack - Teardrop

    Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody Vs Prince - When Doves Cry

    Eminem - Lose Yourself Vs Blink 182 - All The Small Things



  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 7,170 Mod ✭✭✭✭cdeb


    Finding it a bit hard to decide on some of these - though not for the usual reasons!

    17 (is it?) - Freddie Mercury. I remember that when it came out and thought it was really cool. But it's not.

    18 - Massive Attack, if only because the Madness song isn't over-rated at all for me.

    19 - Righteous Brothers. It's a good song, but how many weeks did it spend at number 1 in the 90s? I know it wasn't the Righteous Brothers version, but still, I got sick of it at the time and I guess that counts as being over-rated.

    20 - I like that Blink song, and rap in general is hugely over-rated, so Eminem by default here.



  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 6,618 Mod ✭✭✭✭HildaOgdenx


    Freddie Mercury - Living on My Own

    Massive Attack - Teardrop

    Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody

    Eminem - Lose Yourself



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


    Tom Petty - Freefallin

    Massive Attack - Teardrop

    Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody

    Blink 182 - All The Small Things



  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 51,198 Mod ✭✭✭✭Necro


    Tom Petty - Freefallin

    Massive Attack - Teardrop

    Prince - When Doves Cry

    Blink 182 - All The Small Things



  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 16,287 Mod ✭✭✭✭quickbeam


    I'm not sure what's still open, if you want me to vote on previous rounds too, I'll try, but for the last four:

    Freddie Mercury - Living on My Own Vs Tom Petty - Freefallin: gods, I hate that song, even though I like Queen, that one is just awful (I think I nominated it). I like that Tom Petty song, so definitely not overrated, though if it was Learning to Fly I might struggle to choose (I didn't nominate that, though I probably should have).


    Madness - It Must Be Love Vs Massive Attack - Teardrop

    It Must Be Love is great, and so is Madness.


    Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody Vs Prince - When Doves Cry

    Love that Righteous Brothers song, and Prince is overrated in all his songs.


    Eminem - Lose Yourself Vs Blink 182 - All The Small Things

    no opinion, sorry.



  • Registered Users Posts: 13,361 ✭✭✭✭Kolido


    Thanks qb, those are the only 4 matches currently running



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,251 ✭✭✭speckle


    freddie... the other brings back more memories every time I hear it

    madness..though I like it ..think other underated and still under known by many

    prince... but I love it but the other is never over rated amazing song

    blink 184..straight up over rated

    this harder than I thought especially if you love both songs😢



  • Registered Users Posts: 779 ✭✭✭ChannelNo5


    Late to the party as usual sorry.

    Freddie Mercury - Living on My Own Vs Tom Petty - Freefallin - Not everything Freddie was great

    Madness - It Must Be Love Vs Massive Attack - Teardrop

    Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody Vs Prince - When Doves Cry

    Eminem - Lose Yourself Vs Blink 182 - All The Small Things - i wouldnt say either are overrated really but of the 2 mnm pips it.



  • Registered Users Posts: 13,361 ✭✭✭✭Kolido


    Freddie Mercury - Living on My Own 3 Vs 2 Tom Petty - Freefallin'

    Madness - It Must Be Love 0 Vs 5 Massive Attack - Teardrop

    Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody 3 Vs 2 Prince - When Doves Cry

    Eminem - Lose Yourself 2 Vs 2 Blink 182 - All The Small Things My vote

    Going to try post some on my phone. This new site is a nightmare. Jumping all over the shop when you refresh and don't even talk to me about copy and paste.



  • Registered Users Posts: 13,361 ✭✭✭✭Kolido


    Q17

    The Beatles - A Day in the Life Vs Disturbed - Sound Of Silence


    Q18

    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Thrift Shop Vs The Beatles - Can't Buy Me Love


    Q19

    Kings of Leon - Use Somebody Vs Sarah Brightman & Andrea Bocelli - Time to Say Goodbye


    Q20

    Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe Vs Pink Floyd - Another Brick in the Wall


    The Beatles - A Day in the Life Vs Disturbed - Sound Of Silence

    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Thrift Shop Vs The Beatles - Can't Buy Me Love

    Kings of Leon - Use Somebody Vs Sarah Brightman & Andrea Bocelli - Time to Say Goodbye

    Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe Vs Pink Floyd - Another Brick in the Wall



  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 7,170 Mod ✭✭✭✭cdeb


    Good shout on Disturbed, whoever nominated that.

    Can't Buy Me Love has no place in this competition. I don't know Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, but I'll vote for it as an anti-vote for the Beatles. What's wrong with ye people?!

    Time to Say Goodbye is another great tune; no idea why it's here. But the KoL song is the theme tune to James' May's Toy Stories, which is a great little series, so I can't bring myself to vote for that either. Pass.

    Final one - I'm a bit torn on this. Not a massive Floyd fan if I'm honest. Another Brick in the Wall is a good tune though. Can I vote for it? I think yes, as the question is over-rated, not bad. So - apologies! - Floyd in the last one.



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


    Disturbed - Sound Of Silence ; it's a good and perfectly enjoyable cover, but still not a patch on the original Simon & Garfunkel version

    The Beatles - Can't Buy Me Love ; is Thrift Shop especially overrated? Overplayed at the time, but in general I think people were quite contemptuous toward it, although I've always liked it. The Beatles have many far better songs, yet Can't Buy Me Love has always seemed to be put on a bit of pedestal

    Sarah Brightman & Andrea Bocelli - Time to Say Goodbye ; there are much better versions of this, to the point that only ever seeing this version celebrated around Forum Games it has put me off the Brightman/Bocelli cover.

    Pink Floyd - Another Brick in the Wall ; I won't argue that I'm making a blasphemous choice here, but have special memories of a fairly significant time in my life associated with Call Me Maybe



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