Voting Project Comments

These are the current comments and voting for the Song Project, Album Project and Revisited Projected Rankings. Current comments about everything else are on the Latest Comments page.


About The Album Project, Nicky Joe wrote:
  3 - Martha & The Vandellas - Dance Party (1965)
2 - Sam & Dave - Soul Men (1967)
1 - The Dells - There Is (1968)
Sunday, 02.18.18 @ 18:29pm
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About The Song Project, Dave wrote:
  Tiebreaker
Charley Pride - Is Anybody Goiní to San Antone (1970) - 6
The Jackson Five - The Love You Save (1970) - 5
Etta James - A Sunday Kind of Love (1960) - 4
Ruth Brown - 5-10-15 Hours (1952) - 3
Dinah Washington - Teach Me Tonight (1954) - 2
W.C. Handy - Beale Street Blues (1916) - 1


Nominations
Al Green - You Ought to Be With Me (1972)
Muddy Waters - Sugar Sweet (1955)
Sly & The Family Stone - Stand! (1969)
Sunday, 02.18.18 @ 18:23pm
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About The Album Project, Donnie wrote:
  Tiebreaker

Martha and the Vandellas - Dance Party (1965)-3 pts
Sam & Dave - Soul Men (1967)- 2pts
The Dells - There Is (1968)- 1 pt


Really solid round, all around.
Sunday, 02.18.18 @ 15:39pm
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, Donnie wrote:
  And though I get the point Michael EU was making, the Bee Gees are a lot more influential on today's music scene than people might think.

They're probably not that influential on indie rock, alt-rock, or hard rock/metal these days, but if you look at the pop and dance scene today, they along with Donna Summer, and Chic were really originators of that style and influenced Michael Jackson, Madonna, Janet Jackson, etc. who would become icons to today's generation of pop, dance, and R&B acts.

So yeah, the Bee Gees do have influence and impact to go along with their massive record sales and chart success.
Sunday, 02.18.18 @ 15:33pm
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, Donnie wrote:
  I've done enough arguing on social media over political matters in the last few weeks, that I don't have the energy to join in on the Eric Clapton debate. All I'll say is that I think it's a crime that he's this low on the list, let alone whether he should be in the top 100. I'll leave it at that, cause it really doesn't matter at this point. Whether you think he should be even lower on the list or way higher, he's here in the last 15 of the top 100. And that's that.

On to my rankings...

1. Eric Clapton- 15 pts
2. Van Halen
3. 2Pac
4. Santana
5. Alice Cooper
6. The Bee Gees
7. Deep Purple
8. Ike and Tina Turner
9. Red Hot Chili Peppers
10. Pixies
11. Nine Inch Nails
12. Jefferson Airplane
13. Blondie
14. T. Rex
15. Jackie Wilson
Sunday, 02.18.18 @ 15:29pm
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, MichaelEU wrote:
  Well, I'm in complete agreement with Jennifer on every single point of her statement.

IMHO, Clapton belongs to the Top 100. I personally would have put him in long before CSNY and McCartney/Wings, but that's just my point of view. It's in the nature of things that different people have different opinions.

What is the criteria on comparing and ranking different acts, in this round let's say Pixies and Bee Gees? One can say Bee Gees had an immense amount of sales numbers, charts success, award wins and some unforgettable song masterpieces. But the impact of the Bee Gees on the development of Popular Music (not to say Rock Music) and the influence on other artists seems not that big. The Pixies' highest charting album is their 2014 comeback-album at #23 on Billboard 200 (according to Wikipedia). The legendary "Surfer Rosa" didn't even chart, "Doolittle" reached #98. On the other hand, the Pixies' undeniable influence on bands like Nirvana, Radiohead, Blur or Weezer and their impact on Alternative Rock earned them a place in Music History.

So, who should be ranked higher? Go on. As for me, I ranked the Pixies one place higher. Some other voters ranked the Bee Gees much higher.

What I try to say is that there is no universally valid formula on such a deep personal feeling like music taste. So discussing if an act belongs to the Top 100 or not is as needless as debating the importance of "Adult Contemporary". 13 voters will have 13 different Top 100s and Thank God we have this diversity in our musical taste. Otherwise this could look like the real RnRHOF and our Top 100 would be full of '70 Classic Rockers. I think the ranking system we've got here works well for showing a kind of approximation to the majority's ideas of how it should be. After all, it's just emotion not science.

Once again back to Clapton. I don't think that people push his solo work to the side when they hear about Clapton. His solo career comes to my mind first. Oddly enough, when I hear of Cream, I first think of Ginger Baker, don't know why. When I hear of the Yardbirds, I think of Jimmy Page. When I hear of Blind Faith, I think of Steve Winwood. Only when it comes to Derek & the Dominos, I think of Clapton first. But like I said, just my personal opinion. My highlights of his solo career: the great MTV Unplugged session in the early 90's, the collaborations with JJ Cale and BB King and the '77 "Slowhand" album. Furthermore I think that doing cover songs is not a crime. Many high respected artists have done coversongs at some point. Just think of Aretha's RESPECT, Jimi Hendrix' Watchtower, Elvis' Always on my Mind or The Beatles' Twist and Shout, and those are just artists out of the Top 11.

Finally, thanks Jennifer for your great comment.
Sunday, 02.18.18 @ 14:43pm
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, Gassman wrote:
  I never said that I hated Eric Clapton or that is solo career was not worthy of induction. I just don't think he's worthy of a top-100 ranking. Probably closer to 175.
Sunday, 02.18.18 @ 14:06pm
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About The Song Project, Nick wrote:
  Ruth Brown - 5-10-15 Hours (1952) - 6
Etta James - A Sunday Kind of Love (1960) - 5
Dinah Washington - Teach Me Tonight (1954) - 4
The Jackson Five - The Love You Save (1970) - 3
W.C. Handy - Beale Street Blues (1916) - 2
Charley Pride - Is Anybody Goin' to San Antone (1970) - 1
Sunday, 02.18.18 @ 11:41am
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About The Album Project, Nick wrote:
  The Dells - There Is (1968) - 3
Martha and the Vandellas- Dance Party (1965) - 2
Sam & Dave - Soul Men (1967) - 1

All three deserve to go in and it's sad Sam & Dave is at the bottom of this tiebreaker. But it's about time The Dells' album gets inducted.
Sunday, 02.18.18 @ 11:35am
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, Nick wrote:
  Nine Inch Nails - 15
The Bee Gees - 14
2pac - 13
Jackie Wilson - 12
Red Hot Chili Peppers - 11
Santana - 10
Eric Clapton - 9
Ike & Tina Turner - 8
T. Rex - 7
Blondie - 6
Pixies - 5
Deep Purple - 4
Van Halen - 3
Alice Cooper - 2
Jefferson Airplane - 1

Although Eric Clapton is getting heavily critiqued (some of it I understand to an extend, but I did rank him among the top half in this tiebreaker vote), there are a few artists here I think are more questionable choices that nobody has mentioned yet (I'm not mentioning any of them to avoid offending any voter's choices and/or decisions). There are glaring omissions in the top 100 that are beyond explanation at this point.
Sunday, 02.18.18 @ 11:28am
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, Nicky Joe wrote:
  Well when people think of Eric Clapton, his solo work usually gets pushed to the side. When people site Clapton as an influence, it's through his work in Cream or Blind Faith and Derek & The Dominos and his solo work always seems to come later in comparison.

Top 150, sure. Top 100, God no, especially when Roxy Music and Sonic Youth have failed to make it.
Sunday, 02.18.18 @ 09:11am
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, Jennifer wrote:
  15 Jefferson Airplane
14 Eric Clapton
13 T. Rex
12 Santana
11 The Bee Gees
10 Deep Purple
9 Alice Cooper
8 Van Halen
7 Ike & Tina Turner
6 Jackie Wilson
5 Blondie
4 Red Hot Chili Peppers
3 Nine Inch Nails
2 Pixies
1 2pac
Sunday, 02.18.18 @ 08:16am
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, Jennifer wrote:
  Gassman and Nicky Joe,

I don't understand all of the hate from you two about Eric Clapton. His music is always excellent and he has had a long and varied solo career which has been extremely influential on many other musicians from many different genres of music so he has more than earned his place in the Top 100 and his induction as a solo artist in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. Many of his classic songs were nominated when he was nominated in the song project a while back. I've included some song recommendations below that you should check out.

One of many examples of his excellent solo work was the song he wrote largely about his grief over losing his son that joker mentioned above that was part of his soundtrack for the movie Rush. He won multiple grammies for his hughly influential masterpiece Tears in Heaven (1992) which topped many different music charts all over the world such as the US Adult Contemporary Chart and hitting #2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 as well as #9 on the Mainstream Rock Chart. It was so hugely influential and popular of a song that in 2005, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne brought together many top musicians from many very different music genres to record the song together to raise money for Tsunami Earthquake victims in Southeast Asia.

Clapton is not only one of the greatest guitar players of all time, but also an immensely talented blues influenced vocalist who has contributed memorable songs to many movies such as It's In the Way that Use It from The Color of Money (1986) which hit #1 on the US Mainstream Rock chart and Change the World from Phenomenon (1996) which crossed over to chart highly in several genres including both Mainstream Rock Top 40 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs music charts as well as winning 3 grammies.

He has released over 20 solo studio albums as well as many renowned live albums and is probably one of the most successful blues influenced singer, songwriter, and guitarist in the modern rock era. Much of his music over the years has both topped and highly charted on not just the AC Charts but others also such as the Mainstream Rock charts. Clapton has also written and performed many now classic rock songs during his solo career such as Let It Rain (1972), Lay Down Sally (1977), Wonderful Tonight (1977), I Can't Stand It (1981), I've Got a Rock 'n' Roll Heart (1983), Tearing Us Apart (with Tina Turner) (1986), and grammy winner My Father's Eyes (1998). He also often collaborates with other musicians and champions lesser known artists such as J.J. Cale whose work he has expertly covered with hits such as After Midnight (1970) and Cocaine (1977).

Also, it is a real shame that softer and melodic rock (aka Adult Contemporary) often seems to get short shrifted around here and not given the respect it deserves. It is just as important of a rock music genre as hard rock, heavy metal, alternative, rap, punk, or any other.

I don't personally think that gangsta rap should be as highly up in the rankings as it is but that is decided by the group as a whole so I try to not to complain about it since it is all a matter of each's person's music preferences. Instead, I accept that other people do see it as relevant and just keep supporting the artists that I think belong with my votes. The gangsta rap and some punk (but not all) often just sounds like fingers on a chalkboard noise to me. BUT, I Get that others find it worthy and I Respect that. I wish everyone here would do the same for music of all rock genres.
Sunday, 02.18.18 @ 08:00am
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, joker wrote:
  Eric Clapton - 15
Deep Purple - 14
Jefferson Airplane - 13
The Bee Gees - 12
Santana - 11
Jackie Wilson - 10
T. Rex - 9
Alice Cooper - 8
Nine Inch Nails - 7
Pixies - 6
Ike & Tina Turner - 5
2pac - 4
Van Halen - 3
Red Hot Chili Peppers - 2
Blondie - 1


Maybe after battling booze/drugs, losing his son after falling out a window and experiencing other numerous life experiences over the course of several decades, Eric Clapton earned the right to be "Mr. Adult Contemporary" in the 90s because he actually became an adult???
Saturday, 02.17.18 @ 23:31pm
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About The Album Project, dmg wrote:
  Tiebreaker:

The Dells - There Is (1968) (3 points)
Sam & Dave - Soul Men (1967)
Martha and the Vandellas - Dance Party (1965) (1 point)
Saturday, 02.17.18 @ 21:42pm
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, dmg wrote:
  Eric Clapton
T. Rex
Jackie Wilson
Santana
Ike & Tina Turner
Van Halen
Jefferson Airplane
Deep Purple
Pixies
Nine Inch Nails
2pac
Alice Cooper
Blondie
Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Bee Gees
Saturday, 02.17.18 @ 21:38pm
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, DarinRG wrote:
  Nine Inch Nails
2pac
T. Rex
Ike & Tina Turner
Alice Cooper
Blondie
Van Halen
The Bee Gees
Pixies
Santana
Deep Purple
Jackie Wilson
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Jefferson Airplane
Eric Clapton
Saturday, 02.17.18 @ 13:18pm
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, Roy Gerald Bivins wrote:
  T. Rex- 15
Nine Inch Nails-14
Van Halen- 13
Santana- 12
Pixies- 11
Jackie Wilson- 10
Deep Purple- 9
Red Hot Chili Peppers- 8
Jefferson Airplane- 7
Tupac Shakur- 6
Alice Cooper- 5
Ike & Tina Turner- 4
Eric Clapton- 3
Blondie- 2
The Bee Gees- 1
Saturday, 02.17.18 @ 12:49pm
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About The Song Project, Nick wrote:
  Nominations -
Jelly Roll Morton - King Porter Stomp (1923)
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - The Love I Saw in You Was Just a Mirage (1967)
T-Bone Walker - Tell Me Whatís the Reason (1953)


The Miraclesí song is one of my absolute favorites from them and one of the most beautiful songs Iíve ever heard.

Itís weird that Jelly Roll Morton doesnít have a song in the Song Project yet and T-Bone Walker only has 1 song inducted. I tried to nominate mostly underrepresented artists here so they have a better chance as opposed to artists frequently seen in the general ballots.
Saturday, 02.17.18 @ 10:54am
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About The Song Project, Greg F wrote:
  Genre 2 nominations:

Miles Davis- All Blues (1959)
Nat "King" Cole- L.O.V.E. (1964)
Tina Turner- The Best (1989)
Saturday, 02.17.18 @ 09:36am
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About The Song Project, Donnie wrote:
  Here's the 50 artists to choose from with Round 2

2Pac
Al Green
B.B. King
Bessie Smith
Beyonce
Billie Holiday
Bo Diddley
Bob Marley and the Wailers
Buddy Bolden
Charlie Parker
Chuck Berry
Count Basie
Curtis Mayfield
Dizzy Gillespie
Duke Ellington
Ella Fitzgerald
Fats Domino
James Brown/Famous Flames
Jay-Z
Jellyroll Morton
Jimi Hendrix
John Coltrane
Lead Belly
Little Richard
Louis Armstrong
Louis Jordan
Mahalia Jackson
Marian Anderson
Marvin Gaye
Michael Jackson
Miles Davis
Muddy Waters
Nat ďKingĒ Cole
Parliament/Funkadelic
Prince
Public Enemy
Ray Charles
Robert Johnson
Run-D.M.C.
Sam Cooke
Scott Joplin
Sly & the Family Stone
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
Stevie Wonder
T-Bone Walker
The Supremes
Thelonious Monk
Tina Turner



Aretha Franklin and Otis Redding are also in the top 50, but both are currently banned from any aspect of the Song Project (including the Genre Votes), thus aren't included.
Saturday, 02.17.18 @ 05:30am
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, The_Claw wrote:
  1. Ike & Tina Turner
2. Van Halen
3. 2Pac
4. Santana
5. Jefferson Airplane
6. Jackie Wilson
7. Blondie
8. Eric Clapton
9. Deep Purple
10. Pixies
11. The Bee Gees
12. Red Hot Chili Peppers
13. Alice Cooper
14. Nine Inch Nails
15. T. Rex
Saturday, 02.17.18 @ 04:14am
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, Nicky Joe wrote:
  15 - Blondie
14 - Deep Purple
13 - Pixies
12 - Jackie Wilson
11 - Ike & Tina Turner
10 - Red Hot Chili Peppers
9 - Van Halen
8 - 2Pac
7 - The Bee Gees
6 - Nine Inch Nails
5 - Jefferson Airplane
4 - Alice Cooper
3 - T. Rex
2 - Santana
1 - Eric Clapton (Like Gassman, I don't think he should've gotten in this early. Should've waited a few more rounds and his place given over to N.W.A. or The Smashing Pumpkins instead.)
Saturday, 02.17.18 @ 03:31am
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, Gassman wrote:
  1. Nine Inch Nails - 15
2. Van Halen - 14
3. Alice Cooper - 13
4. Ike & Tina Turner - 12
5. Deep Purple - 11
6. Santana - 10
7. 2pac - 9
8. Jackie Wilson - 8
9. Bee Gees - 7
10. T.Rex - 6
11. Blondie - 5
12. Pixies - 4
13. Jefferson Airplane - 3
14. Red Hot Chili Peppers - 2
15. Eric Clapton - 1

I really don't get Eric Clapton this early. I am not sure what aspect of his solo career is worthy for inclusion in the top-100. His best work was with the variety of groups he was in: The Yardbirds, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Cream, Blind Faith and Derek & The Dominos. That's when you can truly hear his genius on guitar. His solo career was essentailly a few solid tracks in the 70's (mostly covers) and being Mr. Adult Contemporary in the 90's. What am I missing?
Saturday, 02.17.18 @ 01:50am
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About The Song Project, MichaelEU wrote:
  Genre 2 Nominations:

Billie Holiday - Lady Sings the Blues (1956)
Lead Belly - Cotton Fields (1940)
Robert Johnson - Sweet Home Chicago (1937)
Saturday, 02.17.18 @ 01:42am
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About The Song Project, MichaelEU wrote:
  W.C. Handy - Beale Street Blues (1916) - 6
Dinah Washington - Teach Me Tonight (1954) - 5
Ruth Brown - 5-10-15 Hours (1952) - 4
Charley Pride - Is Anybody Goiní to San Antone (1970) - 3
Etta James - A Sunday Kind of Love (1960) - 2
The Jackson Five - The Love You Save (1970) - 1
Saturday, 02.17.18 @ 00:58am
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, MichaelEU wrote:
  Blondie - 15
Jackie Wilson - 14
Pixies - 13
The Bee Gees - 12
Eric Clapton - 11
Jefferson Airplane - 10
Ike & Tina Turner - 9
Nine Inch Nails - 8
Santana - 7
2pac - 6
Red Hot Chili Peppers - 5
Alice Cooper - 4
T. Rex - 3
Deep Purple - 2
Van Halen - 1
Saturday, 02.17.18 @ 00:52am
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, AlexVoltaire wrote:
  
Red Hot Chili Peppers- 15
Nine Inch Nails- 14
2pac- 13
The Bee Gees- 12
Eric Clapton- 11
Santana- 10
Blondie- 9
Alice Cooper- 8
Ike & Tina Turner- 7
Jackie Wilson- 6
Van Halen- 5
Deep Purple- 4
Pixies- 3
Jefferson Airplane- 2
T. Rex- 1
Saturday, 02.17.18 @ 00:45am
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, Darren wrote:
  Nine Inch Nails - 15
Pixies - 14
Red Hot Chili Peppers - 13
Van Halen - 12
Blondie - 11
Alice Cooper - 10
2pac - 9
Jefferson Airplane - 8
Deep Purple - 7
Santana - 6
T. Rex - 5
Ike & Tina Turner - 4
Eric Clapton - 3
The Bee Gees - 2
Jackie Wilson - 1
Saturday, 02.17.18 @ 00:39am
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About The Album Project, Darren wrote:
  Nominations remain open for this month's artist vote. This month's nominee is James Brown.
Saturday, 02.17.18 @ 00:35am
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About The Album Project, Darren wrote:
  Voting is now closed.

Here are the final results (let me know ASAP if there are any errors):

Sam Cooke - Ain't That Good News (1964) - 6
The Supremes - The Supremes A' Go-Go (1966) - 6

Ben E. King - Don't Play That Song! (1962) - 5
The Temptations - Cloud Nine (1969) - 5
____________________________

Martha and the Vandellas - Dance Party (1965) - 4
Sam & Dave - Soul Men (1967) - 4
The Dells - There Is (1968) - 4
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Stevie Wonder - My Cherie Amour (1969) - 3
Wilson Pickett - The Exciting Wilson Pickett (1966) - 3

Martha and the Vandellas - Watchout! (1966) - 2
Ray Charles - Live In Concert (1965) - 2
The Shangri-Las - Leader of the Pack (1964) - 2

James Carr - You Got My Mind Messed Up (1966) - 1
Joe Tex - Happy Soul (1969) - 1
Roberta Flack - First Take (1969) - 1
The Dells - Love Is Blue (1969) - 1
The Jackson 5 - Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5 (1969) - 1
The Supremes and The Temptations - Diana Ross and The Supremes Join The Temptations (1968) - 1

The Four Tops - Four Tops Second Album (1965) - 0
The Four Tops - Yesterdays Dreams (1968) - 0


This vote count includes the following votes:

Donnie
Nicky Joe
Tom H.
Greg F.
dmg
Steve Z
Nick


The following albums have been inducted as a result of this vote:

Ben E. King - Don't Play That Song! (1962)
Sam Cooke - Ain't That Good News (1964)
The Supremes - The Supremes A' Go-Go (1966)
The Temptations - Cloud Nine (1969)


The following albums will be involved in a tiebreaker vote:

Martha and the Vandellas - Dance Party (1965)
Sam & Dave - Soul Men (1967)
The Dells - There Is (1968)


Anyone who voted in this genre vote is eligible to vote in the tiebreaker. To vote in the tiebreaker, rank all 3 albums in order of preference.

The 2 albums that receive the most votes will be inducted. The other album will automatically be nominated for the March Album Project vote.

There will be two days of voting.

Voting will end at 10 PM Central (votes will be accepted until 11 PM Central) on the 19th.
Saturday, 02.17.18 @ 00:35am
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About The Song Project, Darren wrote:
  Nominations remain open for this month's artist vote. This month's nominee is Neil Diamond.
Saturday, 02.17.18 @ 00:30am
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About The Song Project, Darren wrote:
  Nominations are now open for the first genre vote, "Black History Month - Donnie's List of the 100 Greatest Black Music Artists of All Time #50-#1".

Each voter can nominate three songs that they feel belong in this genre vote.

Donnie, please provide us with a list of eligible artists from your list ASAP.

If you feel that a song has been nominated for this genre inappropriately, please lodge a protest and explain why the song isn't eligible. Any song that receives three protests will be disqualified from this genre vote.

There will be two days of nominations and one day of review (songs can still be nominated on the third day, but please be sure that the song you nominate is unquestionably eligible for this genre).

Nominations / review will end at 10 PM Central on the 19th. Nominations will still be accepted until 11 PM Central on the 19th, when voting begins.
Saturday, 02.17.18 @ 00:29am
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About The Song Project, Darren wrote:
  Voting is now closed.

Here are the final results (let me know ASAP if there are any errors):

Elmore James - Shake Your Moneymaker (1961) - 9
Jimmy Reed - Shame, Shame, Shame (1963) - 9

Nina Simone - Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood (1964) - 8

Big Joe Turner - Corrine Corrina (1956) - 7
Gil-Scott Heron - Johannesburg (1975) - 7
Jimmy Cliff - Vietnam (1970) - 7

Jackie Wilson - Thatís Why (I Love You So) (1959) - 6
Sarah Vaughan - Whatever Lola Wants (1955) - 6
The Mills Brothers - Tiger Rag (1931) - 6
The Temptations - The Way You Do the Things You Do (1964) - 6
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Charley Pride - Is Anybody Goiní to San Antone (1970) - 5
Dinah Washington - Teach Me Tonight (1954) - 5
Etta James - A Sunday Kind of Love (1960) - 5
Ruth Brown - 5-10-15 Hours (1952) - 5
The Jackson Five - The Love You Save (1970) - 5
W.C. Handy - Beale Street Blues (1916) - 5
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Art Blakely and the Jazz Messengers - Moanin' (1958) - 4
Charley Patton - High Water Everywhere (1929) - 4
Earth, Wind & Fire - After The Love Has Gone (1979) - 4
Earth, Wind & Fire - Getaway (1976) - 4
Eric B. And Rakim - Microphone Fiend (1988) - 4
Howliní Wolf - I Ainít Superstitious (1962) - 4
Roy Brown - Butcher Pete Pts. 1 and 2 (1949) - 4
Salt N Pepa - None of Your Business (1993) - 4

Big Joe Turner - Chains of Love (1951) - 3
Cab Calloway - (Hep Hep!) the Jumping Jive (1939) - 3
Charles Mingus - Moanin' (1959) - 3
Donna Summer - Heaven Knows (1978) - 3
Elmore James - Cry For Me Baby (1957) - 3
Harry Belafonte - Jamaica Farewell (1957) - 3
The Dixie Hummingbirds - Amazing Grace (1945) - 3
The Temptations - All I Need (1967) - 3

Kanye West - Heartless (2008) - 2
The Ink Spots - Address Unknown (1939) - 2

Donna Summer - This Time I Know It's for Real (1989) - 1
Jay-Z And Kanye West feat. Frank Ocean - No Church In The Wild (2012) - 1
Nina Simone - Why (The King of Love is Dead) (1968) - 1
Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Trouble in Mind (1941) - 1


This vote count includes the following votes:

Donnie
MichaelEU
Tom H.
joker
Greg F.
dmg
Steve Z
Nick
Darren
Dave
Vegas24


The following songs have been inducted as a result of this vote:

Big Joe Turner - Corrine Corrina (1956)
Elmore James - Shake Your Moneymaker (1961)
Gil-Scott Heron - Johannesburg (1975)
Jackie Wilson - Thatís Why (I Love You So) (1959)
Jimmy Cliff - Vietnam (1970)
Jimmy Reed - Shame, Shame, Shame (1963)
Nina Simone - Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood (1964)
Sarah Vaughan - Whatever Lola Wants (1955)
The Mills Brothers - Tiger Rag (1931)
The Temptations - The Way You Do the Things You Do (1964)


The following songs will be involved in a tiebreaker vote:

Charley Pride - Is Anybody Goiní to San Antone (1970)
Dinah Washington - Teach Me Tonight (1954)
Etta James - A Sunday Kind of Love (1960)
Ruth Brown - 5-10-15 Hours (1952)
The Jackson Five - The Love You Save (1970)
W.C. Handy - Beale Street Blues (1916)


Anyone who voted in this genre vote is eligible to vote in this tiebreaker vote. To vote in the tiebreaker, rank all 6 songs in order of preference.

The 2 songs that receives the most points will be inducted.

The other 4 songs will automatically be nominated for the November Song Project.

There will be 2 days of tiebreaker voting.

Tiebreaker voting will end at 10 PM Central on Monday the 19th (ballots will be accepted until 11 PM).
Saturday, 02.17.18 @ 00:26am
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, Darren wrote:
  Initial Rankings tiebreaker voting is now closed.

Here are the final results (let me know ASAP if there are any errors):

2pac - 163
Eric Clapton - 158
Jackie Wilson - 156
Nine Inch Nails - 156
Van Halen - 156
Santana - 155
Red Hot Chili Peppers - 149
Deep Purple - 140
Ike & Tina Turner - 139
Pixies - 138
Blondie - 133
Jefferson Airplane - 132
The Bee Gees - 127
Alice Cooper - 126
T. Rex - 125
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Smashing Pumpkins - 123
Peter Gabriel - 122
N.W.A. - 120
ABBA - 114
Steely Dan - 105
Roxy Music - 104
The Four Seasons - 103
Lynyrd Skynyrd - 101
Paul Simon - 100
James Taylor - 94
Earth, Wind & Fire - 92
Green Day - 92
White Stripes - 91
The Moody Blues - 86
Donna Summer - 81
Carl Perkins - 77
Bill Haley & His Comets - 76
Rod Stewart - 67
Patti Smith Group - 66
Yes - 66
The Animals - 58
Judas Priest - 51
Kate Bush - 49
Iron Maiden - 34


Final tiebreaker voting is now open.

The following performers are qualified to be ranked #86-#100 in the overall rankings for 2017 (the 2017 rankings will be averaged with the final rankings from 2014 to determine the 2017 final rankings):

2pac
Alice Cooper
Blondie
Deep Purple
Eric Clapton
Ike & Tina Turner
Jackie Wilson
Jefferson Airplane
Nine Inch Nails
Pixies
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Santana
T. Rex
The Bee Gees
Van Halen


Everyone is eligible to participate in the final rankings, regardless of previous participation in the project.

To participate in the final rankings, rank the 15 performers in order of preference.

Final rankings will be determined by the number of points earned in the final tiebreaker.

There will be 3 days of tiebreaker voting (with the deadline extended by a day due to the late posting of these results).

Tiebreaker voting will end at 10 PM Central (votes accepted until 11 PM Central) on Monday the 19th.
Saturday, 02.17.18 @ 00:15am
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About The Album Project, Nick wrote:
  Here's the list of albums missing from artists' homepages on FRL (I'll send them an email once Darren posts the results of this genre vote to FRL; hopefully this clears any confusion in the future) from September 2017-Now.

2042 = September 2017-December 2017

Lou Reed - Rock 'n' Roll Animal (1974)

Madonna - Music (2000)

My Morning Jacket - Z (2005)

PJ Harvey - Is This Desire? (1998)

Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (2007)

The Cure - The Head On The Door (1985)

Al Green - I'm Still In Love With You (1972)

Barry White - Can't Get Enough (1974)

Echo and the Bunnymen - Heaven Up Here (1981)
Howlin' Wolf - Moanin' in the Moonlight (1959)

Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto - Getz/Gilberto (1964)

The Ronettes - Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes (1964)

Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel (2) (Scratch) (1978)

Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel (4) (Security) (1982)

Husker Du - Warehouse: Stories and Songs (1987)

Lightnin' Hopkins - Lightnin' and The Blues (1960)

Paul Simon - Stranger to Stranger (2016)

Spirit - 12 Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus (1970)

The Four Tops - Reach Out (1967)

The White Stripes - Get Behind Me Satan (2005)

Bob Dylan - Live 1966: The "Royal Albert Hall" Concert (1998)

Jerry Lee Lewis - Live at the Star Club (1964)

Joe Cocker - Mad Dogs and Englishmen (1970)

Motorhead - No Sleep 'til Hammersmith (1981)

Otis Redding - Live in Europe (1967)

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Pack Up The Plantation: Live (1985)

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Hard Promises (1981)

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (1976)

John Mellencamp - Uh Huh (1983)

Radiohead - Amnesiac (2001)

System Of A Down - Mesmerize (2005)

The Impressions - This Is My Country (1968)

The Isley Brothers - 3+3 (1973)

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Into the Great Wide Open (1991)

Frank Zappa - The Grand Wazoo (1972)

Mahavishnu Orchestra - Birds of Fire (1972)

Miles Davis - Jack Johnson (1971)

Return To Forever - Romantic Warrior (1976)

Stanley Clarke - School Days (1976)

Weather Report - Weather Report (1971)

Chicago - Chicago III (1971)

Chicago - Chicago VI (1973)

AC/DC - Let There Be Rock (1977)

Bloc Party - Silent Alarm (2005)

Eurythmics - Be Yourself Tonight (1985)

The Cure - Boys Don't Cry (1980)

The Moody Blues - In Search Of The Lost Chord (1968)

The Replacements - Pleased to Meet Me (1987)

Donovan - A Gift from a Flower to a Garden (1967)

Eric Burdon & the Animals - Winds of Change (1967)

The Dave Clark Five - Glad All Over (1964)

The Kinks - The Kink Kontroversy (1965)

The Yardbirds - Having A Rave Up (1965)

The Zombies - Begin Here (1965)

Billy Idol - Billy Idol (1982)
Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) (1983)

Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden (1980)

Pet Shop Boys - Please (1986)

Tears For Fears - The Hurting (1983)

The Police - Reggatta de Blanc (1979)

Sting - Brand New Day (1999)

Sting - Ten Summoner's Tales (1993)

2043 = January 2018 - Now

Dr. John - Dr. John's Gumbo (1972)

Judas Priest - Painkiller (1990)

Kendrick Lamar - Damn (2017)

Lorde - Melodrama (2017)

Simon & Garfunkel - Sounds of Silence (1965)

Sting - ...Nothing Like the Sun (1987)

Isaac Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul (1969)

James Brown - The Payback (1973)

Rick James - Street Songs (1981)

The J.B.'s - Doing It to Death (1973)

The Meters - The Meters (1969)

The Ohio Players - Honey (1975)

Nina Simone - Black Gold (1970)

Nina Simone - Pastel Blues (1965)

Arcade Fire - Everything Now (2017)

Fugazi - Repeater (1990)

Kool & the Gang - Wild and Peaceful (1973)

Motorhead - Overkill (1979)

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Make It Happen (1967)

TV on the Radio - Nine Types of Light (2011)

Saturday, 02.17.18 @ 00:14am
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About The Album Project, Nick wrote:
  In that case, Iíll switch my vote to Stevie Wonder - My Cherie Amour (1969)

Again, sorry for the confusion on my end
Friday, 02.16.18 @ 23:55pm
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About The Song Project, Vegas24 wrote:
  Dinah Washington - Teach Me Tonight (1954)
Donna Summer - Heaven Knows (1979)
Donna Summer - This Time I Know Itís For Real (1989)
Earth, Wind & Fire - After the Love Has Gone (1979)
Earth, Wind & Fire - Getaway (1976)
Etta James - A Sunday Kind of Love (1960)
Jackie Wilson - Thatís Why (I Love You So) (1959)
Nina Simone - Donít Let Me Be Misunderstood (1964)
Ruth Brown - 5-10-15 Hours (1952)
Salt N Pepa - None of Your Business (1993)
Sarah Vaughan - Whatever Lola Wants (1955)
Sister Rosetta Thapre - Trouble in Mind (1941)
The Jackson Five - The Love You Save (1970)
The Temptations - All I Need (1967)
The Temptations - The Way You Do the Things You Do (1964)
Friday, 02.16.18 @ 23:52pm
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About The Album Project, Darren wrote:
  Tom H - Your vote has been changed. If the other 5 voters want to change their votes before the deadline, they can.
Friday, 02.16.18 @ 23:45pm
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About The Song Project, Dave wrote:
  Big Joe Turner - Corrine Corrina (1956)
Charley Pride - Is Anybody Goiní to San Antone (1970)
Earth, Wind & Fire - After the Love Has Gone (1979)
Earth, Wind & Fire - Getaway (1976)
Elmore James - Cry For Me Baby (1957)
Elmore James - Shake Your Moneymaker (1961)
Etta James - A Sunday Kind of Love (1960)
Harry Belafonte - Jamaica Farewell (1957)
Howliní Wolf - I Ainít Superstious (1962)
Jackie Wilson - Thatís Why (I Love You So) (1959)
Jimmy Reed - Shame, Shame, Shame (1963)
Ruth Brown - 5-10-15 Hours (1952)
The Jackson Five - The Love You Save (1970)
The Temptations - All I Need (1967)
The Temptations - The Way You Do the Things You Do (1964)
Friday, 02.16.18 @ 21:27pm
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