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  • #76
    10 I Lost On Jeopardy
    9 Couch Potato
    8 Canadian Idiot
    7 My Bologna
    6 Dare To Be Stupid
    5 Polka Face
    4 Bedrock Anthem
    3 Gump
    2 Foil
    1 Fat
    trebor's - 2016 in Country Music
    trebor's - 2015 in Country Music

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    • #77
      I Lost On Jeopardy
      Canadian Idiot
      My Bologna
      Gump
      Dare To Be Stupid
      Fat
      Foil
      Polka Face
      Bedrock Anthem
      Couch Potato



      "And keep reaching for the stars...." Casey Kasem RIP 1932-2014

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      • #78
        It's starting to get tough now, however we need to lose another three songs. First up - what links your leftover food, your packed lunch, and the sort of nutters who believe that the illuminati are reading our minds? Well, they all owe much of their success to aluminium "Foil". One of the more recent tracks on the list is his Lorde parody, and it's done well, making the top 30, but it's now too tough for it to survive.

        The next most recent track in this batch is out next, and it's a big milestone, as we can confirm the winner of this survivor will not be polka medley. When you're using amongst other things Lady Gaga, you rather have to call the medley "Polka Face", don't you! Joining Gaga we have the likes of Britney Spears, Flo Rida, Kud Cudi, Lady Antebellum, Justin Bieber, Pink, Katy Perry, Owl City, Jamie Foxx, Iyaz, Jay Sean, Taio Cruz and Kesha - a veritable who's who of the sort of things we're voting for on the "Ten Years Ago" retro chart.

        The third and final one we lose for tonight is a style parody of Devo from back in the 80s - "Dare To Be Stupid". It's great, but its time was rightly up if you ask me.

        28. Dare To Be Stupid
        29. Polka Face
        30. Foil
        So once again, rank the 10 songs - 10=favourite. The three with the lowest points scores will leave. tdc2000 trebor cheapthrills

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        • #79
          I didn't realize until now that it was only mods playing

          10 Like A Surgeon
          9 Word Crimes
          8 Party In The CIA
          7 Smells Like Nirvana
          6 I Want A New Duck
          5 White and Nerdy
          4 Pretty Fly (For A Rabbi)
          3 You're Pitiful
          2 Achy Breaky Song
          1 The Saga Begins

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          • #80
            I'd only just realised that I didn't vote straight away this time around - so you've beaten me! Here's hoping we don't have a tie break based on order of votes

            10 White and Nerdy
            9 Word Crimes
            8 The Saga Begins
            7 Achy Breaky Song
            6 Like A Surgeon
            5 You're Pitiful
            4 Smells Like Nirvana
            3 Pretty Fly (For A Rabbi)
            2 Party In The CIA
            1 I Want A New Duck

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            • #81
              matthew_dixon

              Matthew: Can we put this on hold?. It's likely we loose all recently made posts and it will a hassle to reconstruct the history of the game.
              trebor's - 2016 in Country Music
              trebor's - 2015 in Country Music

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              • #82
                trebor tdc2000 Okay - I'll update this tonight, so a reminder for those who haven't voted.

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                • #83
                  10 Pretty Fly (For A Rabbi)
                  9 Smells Like Nirvana
                  8 Word Crimes
                  7 I Want A New Duck
                  6 Like A Surgeon
                  5 Achy Breaky Song
                  4 The Saga Begins
                  3 You're Pitiful
                  2 Party In The CIA
                  1 White and Nerdy
                  trebor's - 2016 in Country Music
                  trebor's - 2015 in Country Music

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                  • #84
                    White and Nerdy
                    Smells Like Nirvana
                    Word Crimes
                    Party In The CIA
                    Like A Surgeon
                    Pretty Fly (For A Rabbi)
                    The Saga Begins
                    I Want A New Duck
                    Achy Breaky Song
                    You're Pitiful
                    "And keep reaching for the stars...." Casey Kasem RIP 1932-2014

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                    • #85
                      So - three more songs face the chop, and first up, it's a genius parody of James Blunt's most iconic hit - "You're Pitiful". I love it, but I accept things are getting really rather tough now, and there's worse losses we could have had this round.

                      It might be uncool for me to admit that I love "You're Beautiful". It's even more uncool of me to admit that I have a soft spot for Billy Ray Cyrus's one hit wonder "Achy Breaky Heart". I had a feeling that opinion of it was so bad that Weird Al's genius parody of it would suffer really badly in here. Therefore, I'm pleasantly surprised to see "Achy Breaky Song" in the top 30.

                      Finally, it's a parody of a Huey Lewis and the News song that appears according to Wikipedia have been released in the UK but completely failed to chart. Parodying "I Want A New Drug", it's farewell to "I Want A New Duck"

                      25. Dare To Be Stupid
                      26. Achy Breaky Song
                      27. You're Pitiful
                      28. Polka Face
                      29. I Want A New Duck
                      30. Foil
                      So - final batch - rank these 10 in order, 10=favourite. The three with the lowest points totals will go.
                      tdc2000 trebor cheapthrills

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                      • #86
                        I'm thinking some songs need my help more than others this round.

                        10 Don't Download This Song
                        9 Yoda
                        8 eBay
                        7 Amish Paradise
                        6 Eat It
                        5 Perform This Way
                        4 I Think I'm A Clone Now
                        3 Christmas At Ground Zero
                        2 Jurassic Park
                        1 It's All About The Pentiums

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                        • #87
                          10 Amish Paradise
                          9 Eat It
                          8 eBay
                          7 Jurassic Park
                          6 I Think I'm A Clone Now
                          5 Yoda
                          4 Christmas At Ground Zero
                          3 Perform This Way
                          2 Don't Download This Song
                          1 It's All About The Pentiums
                          trebor's - 2016 in Country Music
                          trebor's - 2015 in Country Music

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                          • #88
                            Sorry really not into Star Wars

                            10 Christmas At Ground Zero
                            09 Amish Paradise
                            08 Eat It
                            07 eBay
                            06 Perform This Way
                            05 It's All About The Pentiums
                            04 Jurassic Park
                            03 I Think I'm A Clone Now
                            02 Don't Download This Song
                            01 Yoda

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                            • #89
                              Amish Paradise
                              Eat It
                              It's All About The Pentiums
                              Yoda
                              eBay
                              Christmas At Ground Zero
                              Perform This Way
                              I Think I'm A Clone Now
                              Jurassic Park
                              Don't Download This Song
                              "And keep reaching for the stars...." Casey Kasem RIP 1932-2014

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                              • #90
                                Three more songs have to go again this round. First up, let's go back to the 90s. Nowadays, everyone is all about tablets, iMacs, and smartphones. Back in the 90s, it was "All About The Pentiums". A parody of a Puff Daddy song, it suffers a little from being a parody of a frankly not that great song, but it has some brilliant lyrics in it. Who else would have spreadsheets printed out on their bedsheets?

                                I was right in my prediction at the start of this round. There were four songs I really wanted to proceed from this round, and three I thought were givens. Alas, not even ranking it top of my votes could save "Don't Download This Song". It's basically a style parody of "We Are The World" by USA For Africa - whilst being the antithesis song to MC Lars's novelty hit "Download This Song", taking the mickey of the celebrities who were so militantly against Napster, KaZaA and other such places. Again, this song is almost as dated as the last one - nowadays downloads have become legal and are the main way people obtain their music.

                                Finally for today, it's another case for me personally where it's a parody of a song I don't see the fuss in. In this case, it's a rather odd Donna Summer hit - "Macarthur Park". The parody turns it to be about "Jurassic Park"

                                22. Dare To Be Stupid
                                23. Achy Breaky Song
                                24. Jurassic Park
                                25. Don't Download This Song
                                26. You're Pitiful
                                27. Polka Face
                                28. I Want A New Duck
                                29. Foil
                                30. It's All About The Pentiums
                                31. King Of Suede
                                32. Bob
                                33. UHF
                                34. Polka Power!
                                35. Another One Rides The Bus
                                36. Lasagna
                                37. TMZ
                                38. Now That's What I Call Polka
                                39. Dog Eat Dog
                                40. One More Minute
                                41. Sports Song
                                42. Trigger Happy
                                43. Stop Forwarding That Crap To Me
                                44. Money For Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies
                                45. Virus Alert
                                46. Isle Thing
                                47. Hardware Store
                                48. Since You've Been Gone
                                49. Polkas On 45
                                50. This Is The Life
                                51. Headline News
                                52. The Night Santa Went Crazy
                                53. Ricky
                                54. Trapped In The Drive-Thru
                                55. The Hamilton Polka
                                56. Captain Underpants Theme Song
                                57. Spy Hard
                                58. Handy
                                59. If That Isn't Love
                                60. The Biggest Ball Of Twine In Minnesota
                                61. Craigslist
                                62. Living With A Hernia
                                63. Tacky
                                64. Do I Creep You Out
                                65. Frank's 2000" TV
                                66. Albuquerque
                                67. Pancreas
                                68. I'll Sue Ya
                                69. Skipper Dan
                                70. Everything You Know Is Wrong
                                71. Taco Grande
                                72. Weasel Stomping Day
                                73. Your Horoscope For Today
                                74. I Love Rocky Road
                                75. Hooked On Polkas
                                76. Wanna B Ur Lovr
                                77. Lame Claim To Fame
                                78. Mission Statement
                                79. Midnight Star
                                80. Ringtone
                                81. Melanie
                                82. Another Tattoo
                                83. You Don't Love Me Anymore
                                84. Good Old Days
                                85. First World Problems
                                86. Close But No Cigar
                                87. Genius In France
                                88. Whatever You Like
                                89. Daisy Bell
                                90. CNR
                                So - we're down to the final 21 - and what a classic list it is!
                                So - for the next round, vote out FOUR and save ONE. The THREE with the most votes will go.

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                                • #91
                                  My Bologna
                                  Christmas At Ground Zero
                                  I Think I'm A Clone Now
                                  Party In The CIA

                                  SAVE
                                  The Saga Begins

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                                  • #92

                                    Yoda
                                    I Think I'm A Clone Now
                                    Bedrock Anthem
                                    The Saga Begins

                                    SAVE
                                    Christmas At Ground Zero


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                                    • #93
                                      OUT
                                      Fat
                                      Gump
                                      Party In The CIA
                                      White And Nerdy

                                      SAVE
                                      I Think I'm A Clone Now
                                      trebor's - 2016 in Country Music
                                      trebor's - 2015 in Country Music

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                                      • #94
                                        Christmas At Ground Zero
                                        I Think I'm A Clone Now
                                        Bedrock Anthem
                                        Couch Potato


                                        SAVE: Party In The CIA
                                        "And keep reaching for the stars...." Casey Kasem RIP 1932-2014

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                                        • #95
                                          So - one more has to miss the top 20 - and it's a parody of a song originally dating back to the 1960s. However, when this was released, in the late 80s, "I Think I'm Alone Now" would have been synonymous with teen idol Tiffany. Farewell to "I Think I'm A Clone Now".

                                          Next up - we move on to the 90s, and a parody of a couple of Red Hot Chill Peppers classics. With a little bit of "Under The Bridge" and a large chunk of "Give It Away", we go back to the time of the cavemen with the wonderful Flintstones inspired "Bedrock Anthem".

                                          Finally, it's also time to lose a much more recent parody - of a Miley Cyrus smash hit. It only had a net score out of 1 vote this round, but it's been lucky to get this far compared with the other tracks that only got one vote. Farewell to "Party In The CIA".



                                          19. Party In The CIA
                                          20. Bedrock Anthem
                                          21. I Think I'm A Clone Now
                                          Vote out THREE and save ONE. The TWO with the most votes will go in the next round.

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                                          • #96
                                            tdc2000 trebor cheapthrills

                                            My Bologna
                                            Christmas At Ground Zero
                                            Pretty Fly (For A Rabbi)

                                            SAVE
                                            The Saga Begins

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                                            • #97
                                              SO many movie parodies

                                              Yoda
                                              The Saga Begins
                                              Gump

                                              SAVE
                                              Christmas At Ground Zero

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                                              • #98
                                                Christmas At Ground Zero
                                                The Saga Begins
                                                Couch Potato

                                                SAVE: Yoda
                                                "And keep reaching for the stars...." Casey Kasem RIP 1932-2014

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                                                • #99
                                                  OUT
                                                  Fat
                                                  Gump
                                                  White And Nerdy

                                                  SAVE
                                                  Pretty Fly (For A Rabbi)
                                                  trebor's - 2016 in Country Music
                                                  trebor's - 2015 in Country Music

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                                                  • Life is like a box of chocolate. You never know what you're gonna get! Well, that certainly is the case about Weird Al, you never know what you're going to get, who's going to be parodied, what it's going to be turned into. However, in the mid 90s, Presidents Of The USA's "Lump" was just crying out to become "Gump", an ode to iconic 90s film character Forrest Gump. I wasn't voting it, but I can't say I'm that fussed about it going.

                                                    The next one, however, is a huge favourite of mine. One of the ways I feel Weird Al is at his best, is when he's parodying Michael Jackson. For me, I've always found "Beat It" to be one of his more overrated songs, whilst "Bad" is one of the finest songs he ever did. Therefore, it should come as not too big a surprise that I feel similarly about Weird Al, and for me his finest MJ parody was the excellent "Fat". Lyrical highlights would have to include "I've got more chins than Chinatown" and "When you're only having seconds, I'll be having 23rds. When I go to get my shoes shined, I have to take their word!" It only had one person vote it out, but our votes are so spread out that that's all it took.

                                                    17. Fat
                                                    18. Gump
                                                    19. Party In The CIA
                                                    20. Bedrock Anthem
                                                    21. I Think I'm A Clone Now ]

                                                    Once again, vote out your THREE least favourites and save ONE. The TWO with the most votes will go.

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