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  • It's an easy one for me this final. In the first pass I ranked "Polka Power!" and "Since You Been Gone" ahead of it, in a weak batch. In the second pass, I ranked "The Saga Begins", "Lasagna", "Bedrock Anthem" and "Foil" ahead of it. In the third pass, only "My Bologna" and "Polka Face" I ranked lower than it. The reasons are simple, I guess. Over here, "Jeopardy" by the Greg Kihn Band is completely unknown. Also, "Jeopardy" is barely known as a TV show. Therefore, not knowing the song it parodies, and not knowing the subject matter, I really don't see the fuss in "I Lost On Jeopardy" at all (it was only a couple of days ago I found out it was a parody!) and I would gladly put it alongside things like "Melanie" and "You Don't Love Me Anymore", which between us we booted out really early on.

    Therefore, it's really got to be the one that won last time - by no means my favourite of them all, but definitely amongst his top few songs - "Amish Paradise"

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    • Amish Paradise.
      Akini's Top 100 Albums of the Decade: [2-1!]

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      • I Lost on Jeopardy was one of the first songs I remember hearing from Weird Al

        Side note: One of my best friends knows Weird Al - she does the marketing for a theater in California, and he's done shows there frequently. She has a ton of Weird Al merch from him, a couple items she has given to me!

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        • FTW: I Lost On Jeopardy
          trebor's - 2016 in Country Music
          trebor's - 2015 in Country Music

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          • Amish Paradise for the win!
            "And keep reaching for the stars...." Casey Kasem RIP 1932-2014

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            • So - two songs remain - and the runner up is...



              Yes, it might be one that many on here really love, but "I Lost On Jeopardy" lost on the final.

              So - let's see the full results, and compare them to last time.
              1 (1) Amish Paradise
              2 (10) I Lost On Jeopardy
              3 (2) Eat It
              4 NEW Word Crimes
              5 (6) White and Nerdy
              6 (9) Canadian Idiot
              7 (5) Smells Like Nirvana
              8 (4) Like A Surgeon
              9 (7) Pretty Fly (For A Rabbi)
              10 (27) eBay
              11 (8) Yoda
              12 (17) Christmas At Ground Zero
              13 (18) Couch Potato
              14 (39) The Saga Begins
              15 (34) My Bologna
              16 NEW Perform This Way
              17 (3) Fat
              18 (15) Gump
              19 NEW Party In The CIA
              20 (44) Bedrock Anthem
              21 (23) I Think I'm A Clone Now
              22 (11) Dare To Be Stupid
              23 (40) Achy Breaky Song
              24 (42) Jurassic Park
              25 NEW Don't Download This Song
              26 (29) You're Pitiful
              27 NEW Polka Face
              28 (21) I Want A New Duck
              29 NEW Foil
              30 (22) It's All About The Pentiums
              31 (30) King Of Suede
              32 (28) Bob
              33 (25) UHF
              34 NEW Polka Power!
              35 (12) Another One Rides The Bus
              36 (45) Lasagna
              37 NEW TMZ
              38 NEW Now That's What I Call Polka
              39 NEW Dog Eat Dog
              40 (31) One More Minute
              41 NEW Sports Song
              42 NEW Trigger Happy
              43 NEW Stop Forwarding That Crap To Me
              44 (26) Money For Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies
              45 NEW Virus Alert
              46 (35) Isle Thing
              47 NEW Hardware Store
              48 NEW Since You've Been Gone
              49 NEW Polkas On 45
              50 (32) This Is The Life
              51 (14) Headline News
              52 (36) The Night Santa Went Crazy
              53 (19) Ricky
              54 NEW Trapped In The Drive-Thru
              55 NEW The Hamilton Polka
              56 NEW Captain Underpants Theme Song
              57 (41) Spy Hard
              58 NEW Handy
              59 NEW If That Isn't Love
              60 NEW The Biggest Ball Of Twine In Minnesota
              61 NEW Craigslist
              62 (20) Living With A Hernia
              63 NEW Tacky
              64 NEW Do I Creep You Out
              65 NEW Frank's 2000" TV
              66 NEW Albuquerque
              67 NEW Pancreas
              68 NEW I'll Sue Ya
              69 NEW Skipper Dan
              70 NEW Everything You Know Is Wrong
              71 (37) Taco Grande
              72 NEW Weasel Stomping Day
              73 NEW Your Horoscope For Today
              74 (13) I Love Rocky Road
              75 (16) Hooked On Polkas
              76 NEW Wanna B Ur Lovr
              77 NEW Lame Claim To Fame
              78 NEW Mission Statement
              79 NEW Midnight Star
              80 NEW Ringtone
              81 NEW Melanie
              82 NEW Another Tattoo
              83 (43) You Don't Love Me Anymore
              84 NEW Good Old Days
              85 NEW First World Problems
              86 NEW Close But No Cigar
              87 NEW Genius In France
              88 (38) Whatever You Like
              89 NEW Daisy Bell
              90 NEW CNR
              (24) Alimony
              (33) Addicted To Spuds
              The winning song this time is the winning song from last time, his Coolio parody paying homage to the life of the Amish community.

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              • I do however presume that "I Lost On Jeopardy" makes its way into the Survivor of Survivors though, given "Amish Paradise" will have got in last time we did Weird Al.

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                • Akini showing up for the final

                  I wonder what would have happened if it was the tie like I was expecting it to be!

                  Great final two in any case, and thanks for hosting matthew_dixon - it was really fun revisiting his songs

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                  • Any of the Top 3 songs would have made a deserving winner!
                    Two songs that I revisit every now and then are: "Amish Paradise" and "Pretty Fly (For A Rabbi). Plus there were a couple of others that I already was familiar with. Didn't know about "I Lost On Jeopardy" hence my voting it up! Have added it to my playlist.
                    Thanks for this great survivor, matthew_dixon !
                    trebor's - 2016 in Country Music
                    trebor's - 2015 in Country Music

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                    • Originally posted by cheapthrills View Post
                      Akini showing up for the final

                      I wonder what would have happened if it was the tie like I was expecting it to be!

                      Great final two in any case, and thanks for hosting matthew_dixon - it was really fun revisiting his songs
                      Cheers for the thanks to both you and Robert. In case you're wondering, if it had been a tie, the winner would still have been "Amish Paradise", as I'd been voting down "I Lost On Jeopardy" for long enough, and whilst "Amish Paradise" was not perfect in all of its first three rounds, it still did very well, and was near enough perfect. It was always the song to beat.

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                      • Originally posted by cheapthrills View Post
                        Akini showing up for the final
                        I should have shown up a few rounds sooner. Maybe "Word Crimes" - my Weird Al fave - might have been able to make it to the top 2 if I had!
                        Akini's Top 100 Albums of the Decade: [2-1!]

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                        • Originally posted by JSparksFan View Post

                          I should have shown up a few rounds sooner. Maybe "Word Crimes" - my Weird Al fave - might have been able to make it to the top 2 if I had!
                          Alas even if you'd joined me on "Jeopardy" that round, it would still have been 3-2 out for Word Crimes.

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                          • Originally posted by JSparksFan View Post

                            I should have shown up a few rounds sooner. Maybe "Word Crimes" - my Weird Al fave - might have been able to make it to the top 2 if I had!
                            Alas even if you'd joined me on "Jeopardy" that round, it would still have been 3-2 out for Word Crimes.

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