50 Greatest Female Soul and R&B Singers | Final

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Diana Ross - I'm Coming Out
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33%
Janet Jackson - Runaway
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22%
Whitney Houston - Step By Step
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Total votes : 9

Postby biscuits » Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:29 pm

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I'm using this list for this countdown (an idea by Wardo). We'll be playing with songs which haven't been in SOS before.

Aretha Franklin - (You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman
Nina Simone - Feeling Good
Gladys Knight - Midnight Train to Georgia
Shirley Bassey - This Is My Life
Patti LaBelle - New Attitude
Etta James - At Last
Tammi Terrell - Ain't No Mountain High Enough (with Marvin Gaye)
Dionne Warwick - Do You Know The Way To San Jose
Diana Ross - I'm Coming Out
Tina Turner - I Don't Wanna Fight
Chaka Khan -Through The Fire
Roberta Flack - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Minnie Riperton - Lovin' You
Randy Crawford - One Day I'll Fly Away
Deniece Williams - Let's Hear It For The Boy
Donna Summer - Last Dance
Janet Jackson - Control
Whitney Houston - Step By Step
Phyllis Nelson - Move Closer
Anita Baker - Sweet Love
Angie Stone - No More Rain (In This Cloud)
Sade - The Sweetest Taboo
Yolanda Adams - Open My Heart
Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
Brandy - Angel in Disguise
Toni Braxton - Love Shoulda Brought You Home
Faith Evans - You Used To Love Me
Aaliyah - Rock The Boat
Erykah Badu - Bag Lady
Monica - Before You Walk Out Of My Life
Lauryn Hill - Ex Factor
Macy Gray - Still
Queen Latifah - U.N.I.T.Y.
Mariah Carey - Make It Happen
Gabrielle - Give Me a Little More Time
Mary J. Blige - Everything
Jill Scott - Gettin' In The Way
Amy Winehouse - Tears Dry On Their Own
Adele - Make You Feel My Love
Duffy - Stepping Stone
Jamelia - Money
Ciara - One Woman Army
Alicia Keys - Un-thinkable (I'm Ready)
Jennifer Hudson - And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going
Leona Lewis - Run
Joss Stone - Fell In Love With a Boy
Alesha Dixon - Breathe Slow
Emeli Sande - Read All About It
Beyonce - Formations
Rihanna - Love On The Brain

I'll start the survivor later. In the meantime, if anybody has any major quarrels with the song choices, pls let me know why and I'll see about changing it. Similarly, if you think it could be more fun to play with signature hits, we could do that too - it'll be more competitive for sure (Crazy in Love vs. Umbrella vs. Fallin vs. Unbreak My Heart vs. I Will Always Love You vs. That's The Way Love Goes vs. Fantasy vs. Family Affair vs. The Boy is Mine, etc, etc.)
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Postby Nippian93 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:30 pm

Excited !
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Postby NothingFails » Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:34 pm

I like using songs that haven't been in 42 survivors to be honest, makes it more competitive and exciting.
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Postby biscuits » Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:35 pm

Alternative voting list:

Aretha Franklin - Respect
Nina Simone - Feeling Good
Gladys Knight - Midnight Train to Georgia
Shirley Bassey - Diamonds Are Forever
Patti LaBelle - New Attitude
Etta James - At Last
Tammi Terrell - Ain't No Mountain High Enough (with Marvin Gaye)
Dionne Warwick - Walk On By
Diana Ross - I'm Coming Out
Tina Turner - What's Love Got To Do With It
Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody
Roberta Flack - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Minnie Riperton - Lovin' You
Randy Crawford - One Day I'll Fly Away
Deniece Williams - Let's Hear It For The Boy
Donna Summer - I Feel Love
Janet Jackson - That's The Way Love Goes
Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You
Phyllis Nelson - Move Closer
Anita Baker - Sweet Love
Angie Stone - No More Rain (In This Cloud)
Sade - The Sweetest Taboo
Yolanda Adams - Open My Heart
Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
Brandy - Full Moon
Toni Braxton - Unbreak My Heart
Faith Evans - You Used To Love Me
Aaliyah - Try Again
Erykah Badu - On and On
Monica - The Boy is Mine
Lauryn Hill - Doo Wop
Macy Gray - I Try
Queen Latifah - U.N.I.T.Y.
Mariah Carey - Fantasy
Gabrielle - Dreams
Mary J. Blige - Family Affair
Jill Scott - Gettin' In The Way
Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
Adele - Rolling in The Deep
Duffy - Mercy
Jamelia - Superstar
Ciara - Goodies
Alicia Keys - Fallin
Jennifer Hudson - Spotlight
Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love
Joss Stone - Fell In Love With a Boy
Alesha Dixon - The Boy Does Nothing
Emeli Sande - Read All About It
Beyonce - Crazy in Love
Rihanna - Umbrella
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Postby NothingFails » Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:36 pm

One thing I noticed though, "Age Ain't Nothin' But A Number" did appear in SOS 61
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Postby Wardo » Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:40 pm

For some reason this forum has never embraced Nina Simone and Roberta Flack. Hopefully they will have a chance against the Beyonces and Rihannas.

I'm surprised that some haven't been to SoS before (Aretha's, Etta's, Donna's are actually shocking). The selection for Scott, Hill and Latifah was lovely!
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Postby Nippian93 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:43 pm

Wardo wrote:For some reason this forum has never embraced Nina Simone and Roberta Flack. Hopefully they will have a chance against the Beyonces and Rihannas.

I'm surprised that some haven't been to SoS before (Aretha's, Etta's, Donna's are actually shocking). The selection for Scott, Hill and Latifah was lovely!
I will be voting for Nina and Roberta :),

the first list is better.
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Postby Nippian93 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:46 pm

Formations :D
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Postby biscuits » Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:53 pm

I'm gonna change Control. Whenever we have a survivor where we don't use previous SOS songs, Janet always gets Control. Sorry John, I know it's your fav
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Postby Wayne » Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:05 pm

Yes, this looks great!

I am here for Nina following her appearance in the females countdown!
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Postby Carbon » Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:18 pm

they put freakin' Jamelia on the list but no Ashanti??????

I suppose you can't add her, right? :(
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Postby biscuits » Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:23 pm

Carbon wrote:they put freakin' Jamelia on the list but no Ashanti??????

I suppose you can't add her, right? :(
Well I could if she was one of the greatest singers but...

It's a UK list btw. That's why there's randoms like Alesha Dixon and Jamelia
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Postby Carbon » Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:25 pm

her debut was an iconic r&b album tho :cry: but adding her will then break the even number so I get it

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NothingFails wrote:I like using songs that haven't been in 42 survivors to be honest, makes it more competitive and exciting.
btw, how did you choose the alternatives? any special way or just your preferences?
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Postby biscuits » Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:27 pm

Nah the alternative list just has all the obvious choices added in
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Postby Goldmoney » Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:29 pm

This is going to turn out to be too soulful for them chickens to handle :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Postby Carbon » Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:36 pm

biscuits wrote:Nah the alternative list just has all the obvious choices added in
sorry, what I meant to ask, how did you choose the alternatives who would replace the obvious SoS choices? i.e. the first list
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Postby biscuits » Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:41 pm

Carbon wrote:
biscuits wrote:Nah the alternative list just has all the obvious choices added in
sorry, what I meant to ask, how did you choose the alternatives who would replace the obvious SoS choices? i.e. the first list
For some of them, it was their biggest hit because it hasn't already been used. For others, I just chose a big hit and I tried to use some less obvious choices, like for Whitney and Brandy
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Postby NothingFails » Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:47 pm

Tracy Chapman in that list seems so out of place. Despite the obvious reason, musically she was always more folk/alternative and never remotely near soul/r&b. She always had far more in common stylistically with your Joni Mitchell or Suzanne Vega than she did Anita Baker, Gladys Knight or Patti LaBelle.
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Postby Benny » Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:40 pm

1 Mariah Carey - Make It Happen
2 Diana Ross - I'm Coming Out
3 Minnie Riperton - Lovin' You
4 Emeli Sande - Read All About It
5 Ciara - I Bet

1 Alesha Dixon - Breathe Slow
2 Alicia Keys - Un-thinkable (I'm Ready)
3 Mary J. Blige - Everything
4 Lauryn Hill - Ex Factor
5 Beyonce - Formations
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Postby Carbon » Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:44 pm

great Ciara decision. I Bet is my fave of hers

1 Ciara - I Bet <3
2 Minnie Riperton - Lovin' You
3 Diana Ross - I'm Coming Out
4 Emeli Sandé - Read All About It
5 Mariah Carey - Make It Happen

1 Alicia Keys - Un-thinkable (I'm Ready)
2 Beyonce - Formation
3 Lauryn Hill - Ex Factor
4 Alesha Dixon - Breathe Slow
5 Mary J. Blige - Everything
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Postby biscuits » Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:48 pm

Tough group.

1 Diana Ross - I'm Coming Out
2 Minnie Riperton - Lovin' You
3 Mariah Carey - Make It Happen
4 Ciara - I Bet
5 Emeli Sande - Read All About It

Group II

1 Lauryn Hill - Ex Factor
2 Alicia Keys - Un-thinkable (I'm Ready)
3 Mary J. Blige - Everything
4 Beyonce - Formations
5 Alesha Dixon - Breathe Slow
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Postby Wardo » Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:53 pm

1 Riperton :D
2 Ross (B.I.G used this brilliantly!)
3 Carey
4 Ciara :-? (so many better songs!)
5 Sande :x

Edit:

1 Lauryn Hill - Ex Factor
2 Alicia Keys - Un-thinkable (I'm Ready) (it could very well be #1)
3 Beyonce - Formation
4 Mary J. Blige - Everything
5 Alesha Dixon - Breathe Slow (poor her :lol: )
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Postby Goldmoney » Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:59 pm

1 Mariah Carey - Make It Happen
2 Diana Ross - I'm Coming Out
3 Minnie Riperton - Lovin' You
4 Ciara - I Bet
5 Emeli Sande - Read All About It

1 Mary J. Blige - Everything
2 Lauryn Hill - Ex-Factor
3 Beyonce - Formations
4 Alicia Keys - Un-thinkable (I'm Ready)
5 Alesha Dixon - Breathe Slow
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Postby NothingFails » Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:04 pm

1 Diana Ross - I'm Coming Out
2 Mariah Carey - Make It Happen
3 Minnie Riperton - Lovin' You
4 Ciara - I Bet
5 Emeli Sande - Read All About It

1 Beyonce - Formations
2 Lauryn Hill - Ex Factor
3 Mary J. Blige - Everything
4 Alicia Keys - Un-thinkable (I'm Ready)
5 Alesha Dixon - Breathe Slow
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