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  • Round 35
    Vote for your WINNER


    Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony

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    • Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony
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      • Both great, but it's gotta be Space for me.
        My last.fm

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        • Verve

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          • matthew_dixon is this done?

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            • Just in case it has not, my vote goes to Space
              Let's have a second referendum

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              • I'll update tonight with a result - so any last votes, please get them in.
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                • Wow - in the end it was so close, it came down to a tie breaker in the final!

                  However, something has to be in second place, and it's a band who should finally be getting an artist survivor in 2023, as their latest album is finally becoming more accessible (and will hopefully be added to YouTube). It is of course Liverpool band Space - who were supported throughout this survivor by myself and Chantal. I don't actually know if the "Neighbourhood" that Tommy Scott lived in in Liverpool was actually quite as interesting as the one in the song, but this was one of a number of classic songs they had back in the late 90s. I didn't actually save Space every single time I could, particularly when they were looking really safe. However, I would have needed to give them a further 11 save votes for them to win - and it wasn't going to happen realistically.

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                  • However big a Space fan I am, there are some things you can't really argue with, and one such thing is that "Bitter Sweet Symphony" by the Verve is an all time classic.

                    Formed in Wigan, Greater Manchester, the Verve's first two albums, released in 1993 and 1995, were largely ignored. However, that all changed with 1997's "Urban Hymns" - one of the 20 best selling albums ever in the UK. With its blatant Rolling Stones sample, "Bitter Sweet Symphony" became one of the defining songs of Britpop, and I really can't argue with it topping this survivor.

                    Spoiler!


                    80. Billy Fury - Jealousy
                    79. Eddie Calvert - Oh Mein Papa
                    78. Russ Abbot - Atmosphere
                    77. John Ireland - The Holy Boy: A Carol of the Nativity
                    76. Uniting Nations - Out Of Touch
                    75. Hollie Steel - Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again
                    74. Kym Marsh - Cry
                    73. Black Grape - In The Name Of The Father
                    72. Elkie Brooks - Pearl's A Singer
                    71. BB Mak - Back Here
                    70. Everything Everything - Cough Cough
                    69. Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up
                    68. Rebecca Ferguson - Nothing's Real But Love
                    67. Nicki French - Total Eclipse Of A Heart
                    66. Gary Barlow - Forever Love
                    65. Bernard Cribbins - Right Said Fred
                    64. A Flock Of Seagulls - I Ran (So Far Away)
                    63. It Bites - Calling All The Heroes
                    62. Billy J Kramer and the Dakotas - Bad To Me
                    61. 1975 - The Sound
                    60. Richard Ashcroft - A Song For The Lovers
                    59. Searchers - Sugar and Spice
                    58. Blossoms - Charlemagne
                    57. Gomez - Whippin' Piccadilly
                    56. Real Thing - You To Me Are Everything
                    55. Herman's Hermits - I'm Into Something Good
                    54. Smiths - Panic
                    53. Dead Or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
                    52. Swinging Blue Jeans - Hippy Hippy Shake
                    51. Hollies - I'm Alive
                    50. Gerry and the Pacemakers - Ferry Cross The Mersey
                    49. Sonia - You'll Never Stop Me Loving You
                    48. Doves - There Goes The Fear
                    47. Wombats - Let's Dance To Joy Division
                    46. Jethro Tull - Living In The Past
                    45. Viola Beach - Boys That Sing
                    44. Diana Vickers - Once
                    43. Starsailor - Alcoholic
                    42. David Gray - Babylon
                    41. John Waite - Missing You
                    40. Wild Beasts - Wanderlust
                    39. Bee Gees - Massachusetts
                    38. Ooberman - Shorley Wall
                    37. Happy Mondays - Step On
                    36. Little Boots - Remedy
                    35. Elbow - One Day Like This
                    34. Hurts - Wonderful Life
                    33. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - The Death Of You And Me
                    32. Beatles - Penny Lane
                    31. Liam Gallagher - Wall Of Glass
                    30. Ian Brown - Dolphins Were Monkeys
                    29. Coral - Dreaming Of You
                    28. Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax
                    27. M People - Moving On Up
                    26. Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott - DIY
                    25. Mansun - Wide Open Space
                    24. George Harrison - My Sweet Lord
                    23. Black - Wonderful Life
                    22. Paul McCartney - Another Day
                    21. Ting Tings - That's Not My Name
                    20. Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love
                    19. Swing Out Sister - Breakout
                    18. Inspiral Carpets - This Is How It Feels
                    17. Farm - All Together Now
                    16. Chumbawamba - Tubthumping
                    15. La's - There She Goes
                    14. Zutons - Valerie
                    13. John Lennon - Imagine
                    12. 10CC - I'm Not In Love
                    11. New Order - Blue Monday
                    10. Oasis - Live Forever
                    9. Simply Red - Stars
                    8. James - Sit Down
                    7. Cast - Walkaway
                    6. Lightning Seeds - Pure
                    5. Lisa Stansfield - All Around The World
                    4. Boo Radleys - Wake Up Boo
                    3. Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
                    2. Space - Neighbourhood

                    1. Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony

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                    • An obvious winner! Thanks for hosting matthew!

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                      • Would have been nice for the real North West to actually win this, but the problem is she hasn't released any music

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                        • Sorry Hun - but I haven't got the foggiest idea who those two are.
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                          • matthew_dixon
                            despite the results for the
                            54. Smiths
                            39. Bee Gees
                            32. Beatles
                            11. New Order
                            10. Oasis
                            should be given a wild card to the national finals

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                            • Originally posted by matthew_dixon View Post
                              Sorry Hun - but I haven't got the foggiest idea who those two are.
                              Kim Kardashian and her daughter, whose name is North West.

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                              • Originally posted by navi View Post
                                matthew_dixon
                                despite the results for the
                                54. Smiths
                                39. Bee Gees
                                32. Beatles
                                11. New Order
                                10. Oasis
                                should be given a wild card to the national finals
                                I'd like to agree with you regarding Oasis and the Beatles at least, but unfortunately rules are rules and the North West was an incredibly tough region!

                                Hun - That explains why I didn't recognise her - the poor girl with the stupid name. What were Kim and Kanye thinking?
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                                • Lucky Man is my favourite song by The Verve, but this was a very deserved winner! Thanks for hosting, very enjoyable!
                                  1 Majestic |2 Sub Focus |3 Cristoph |4 Subwoolfer |5 Rudimental

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