The Sweet Survivor - Round 16 - Top 4

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Postby matthew_dixon » Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:00 pm

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Okay - time for another survivor, and this time about something Sweet. Not just any old sweet thing, The Sweet. I've been gradually going through music history listening/relistening to things for a new all time chart, and I've really come to realise just how much I love the Sweet. My guess is their fan base on here will be loyal but relatively limited, but if you like the likes of T.Rex and particularly Slade, then you're highly likely to like just about all of these tracks.

I'll start this properly tomorrow night - when I've had chance to get links together (I thought I had the time and then another survivor got delayed apparently) but basically the below list is all of their UK chart singles (excluding the megamix/remix stuff) plus anything that went top 20 in another major record buying nation (There's an Aussie chart topper here that we never got at all in the UK it seems!) EDIT: I've changed my mind - the below list of 40 songs will feature - it covers all their full career - as it seems there's at least one person who actually does know their more recent stuff!

So yeah - links will be added in due course, but if someone is wanting to actually go searching for them then here's a list of 40 songs for an artist survivor from a great band.

Slow Motion
Lollipop Man
All You'll Ever Get From Me
Get On The Line
Funny Funny
Co-Co
Alexander Graham Bell
Poppa Joe
Little Willy
Wig-Wam Bam
Block Buster!
Hell Raiser
The Ballroom Blitz
Teenage Rampage
The Six Teens
Turn It Down
Peppermint Twist
Fox On The Run
Action
The Lies In Your Eyes
4th Of July
Lost Angels
Fever Of Love
Funk It Up (David's Song)
Stairway To The Stars
Love Is Like Oxygen
California Nights
Call Me
Big Apple Waltz
Give The Lady Some Respect
Sixties Man
It's… It's… The Sweet Mix
Sweet 2th - The Wigwam Willy Mix
Reach Out I'll Be There
X-Ray Specs
Stand Up
Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again
When Friends Fall Out
Do It All Over Again
Join Together
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Postby trebor » Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:33 pm

Not to keen on all the glam stuff but it will be interesting to discover their singles' discography in full as the only song i really know is Love Is Like Oxygen (Hope you will feature the full-length Version).

Have you sampled these more recent songs?
Defender
Do It All Over Again
New York Groove
Join Together

Is it please possible to postpone the kick-off to Sunday in a week! (Won't be around next week)
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Postby matthew_dixon » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:34 am

I guess we could.

I've not sampled their recent stuff, no. Not sure I want to include it in here as it would make it a survivor with a lot of unknown stuff. I'll have a think through the week. Similarly, there's a handful of singles that precede "Funny Funny" from before they were famous.
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Postby Benny » Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:17 am

I know about a dozen songs from the list above so I will participate. :P
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Postby matthew_dixon » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:41 pm

Okay - let's get this show on the road...

Round 1
Slow Motion
Co-Co
Block Buster!
Turn It Down
4th Of July
Love Is Like Oxygen
Sixties Man
Stand Up

Rank the 8 songs in order - with 8 being your favourite. The four with the lowest points totals will leave.
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Postby matthew_dixon » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:47 pm

8 Block Buster!
7 Love Is Like Oxygen
6 Co-Co
5 Turn It Down
4 Stand Up
3 4th Of July
2 Sixties Man
1 Slow Motion
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Postby trebor » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:49 pm

8 Love Is Like Oxygen
7 Block Buster!
6 Turn It Down
5 Slow Motion
4 Sixties Man
3 Stand Up
2 Co-Co
1 4th Of July
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Postby Benny » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:39 am

8 Love Is Like Oxygen
7 Co-Co
6 Block Buster!
5 Turn It Down
4 Stand Up
3 4th Of July
2 Sixties Man
1 Slow Motion
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Postby navi » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:02 pm

8 Love Is Like Oxygen
7 Block Buster!
6 Turn It Down
5 Co-Co
4 Slow Motion
3 Sixties Man
2 4th Of July
1 Stand Up
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Postby matthew_dixon » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:00 pm

I'm not sure if this will happen every one of these first five rounds, but that one was pretty clear cut. Four of the songs were more obscure than the others.

We start off right in the peak of their career, but with a single that didn't seem to chart anywhere - farewell to "4th Of July". Joining it in leaving this round we have their 1968 (?!?) debut "Slow Motion", 1980 single "Sixties Man" and 1992's "Stand Up", which was credited to Andy Scott's Sweet.

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40. 4th Of July
39. Slow Motion
38. Sixties Man
37. Stand Up


Round 2
Lollipop Man
Alexander Graham Bell
Hell Raiser
Peppermint Twist
Lost Angels
California Nights
It's… It's… The Sweet Mix
Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again

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Postby matthew_dixon » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:06 pm

8 Hell Raiser
7 Alexander Graham Bell
6 Peppermint Twist
5 Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again
4 Lollipop Man
3 Lost Angels
2 It's… It's… The Sweet Mix
1 California Nights
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Postby Benny » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:56 am

8 Alexander Graham Bell
7 Hell Raiser
6 Peppermint Twist
5 Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again
4 Lollipop Man
3 Lost Angels
2 It's… It's… The Sweet Mix
1 California Nights
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Postby navi » Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:42 pm

8 Peppermint Twist
7 Hell Raiser
6 Lollipop Man
5 California Nights
4 Lost Angels
3 Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again
2 Alexander Graham Bell
1 It's… It's… The Sweet Mix
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Postby trebor » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:59 pm

8 Alexander Graham Bell
7 It's… It's… The Sweet Mix
6 Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again
5 Hell Raiser
4 Peppermint Twist
3 California Nights
2 Lost Angels
1 Lollipop Man
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Postby ccadavi1 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:44 pm

8 Hell Raiser
7 Peppermint Twist
6 Alexander Graham Bell
5 Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again
4 Lollipop Man
3 Lost Angels
2 It's… It's… The Sweet Mix
1 California Nights
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Postby matthew_dixon » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:27 pm

Okay - another four songs need to get the boot, but what are they?

Whilst "Love Is Like Oxygen" proved incredibly popular, the immediate follow up - "California Nights" - a No. 23 hit in Germany - fared terribly this round. Joining it is the first of the two medleys - "It's… It's… The Sweet Mix". 1976's "Lost Angels" was a top 5 hit in Sweden, but only seems to have been released in a few countries across Europe. Incidentally it's the first one to fall that was in the originally planned list of 20 songs. Also, despite it putting up a brave fight, their second single - "Lollipop Man" - didn't quite gain enough points to go through.

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40. California Nights
39. 4th Of July
38. Slow Motion
37. Sixties Man
36. It's… It's… The Sweet Mix
35. Lost Angels
34. Stand Up
33. Lollipop Man


Round 3
All You'll Ever Get From Me
Poppa Joe
The Ballroom Blitz
Fox On The Run
Fever Of Love
Call Me
Sweet 2th - The Wigwam Willy Mix
When Friends Fall Out

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Postby matthew_dixon » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:31 pm

8 Fox On The Run
7 The Ballroom Blitz
6 Fever Of Love
5 Poppa Joe
4 Call Me
3 All You'll Ever Get From Me
2 Sweet 2th - The Wigwam Willy Mix
1 When Friends Fall Out
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Postby navi » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:19 pm

8 Fox On The Run
7 Poppa Joe
6 The Ballroom Blitz
5 All You'll Ever Get From Me
4 Fever Of Love
3 Call Me
2 When Friends Fall Out
1 Sweet 2th - The Wigwam Willy Mix
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Postby Benny » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:23 pm

8 Poppa Joe
7 Fox On The Run
6 The Ballroom Blitz
5 Fever Of Love
4 Call Me
3 All You'll Ever Get From Me
2 Sweet 2th - The Wigwam Willy Mix
1 When Friends Fall Out
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Postby trebor » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:01 pm

8 Fox On The Run
7 The Ballroom Blitz
6 Sweet 2th - The Wigwam Willy Mix
5 Fever Of Love
4 Call Me
3 When Friends Fall Out
2 Poppa Joe
1 All You'll Ever Get From Me
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Postby matthew_dixon » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:44 pm

It was abundantly clear this round that the flip side to the AS Sweet track that made it through last time was not going to fare so well. Good riddance to "When Friends Fall Out". Joining it in exiting this round is the second of the medleys - "Sweet 2th - The Wigwam Willy Mix". Their third single "All You'll Ever Get From Me" is out, and finally we also lose 1979's Germany-only single "Call Me".

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40. When Friends Fall Out
39. California Nights
38. 4th Of July
37. Sweet 2th - The Wigwam Willy Mix
36. Slow Motion
35. Sixties Man
34. It's… It's… The Sweet Mix
33. All You'll Ever Get From Me
32. Lost Angels
31. Stand Up
30. Call Me
29. Lollipop Man


Round 4
Get On The Line
Little Willy
Teenage Rampage
Action
Funk It Up (David's Song)
Big Apple Waltz
Reach Out I'll Be There
Do It All Over Again

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Postby matthew_dixon » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:47 pm

8 Action
7 Teenage Rampage
6 Do It All Over Again
5 Little Willy
4 Get On The Line
3 Funk It Up (David's Song)
2 Big Apple Waltz
1 Reach Out I'll Be There
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Postby Benny » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:09 am

8 Little Willy
7 Teenage Rampage
6 Action
5 Do It All Over Again
4 Get On The Line
3 Funk It Up (David's Song)
2 Big Apple Waltz
1 Reach Out I'll Be There
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Postby trebor » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:06 am

8 Action
7 Get On The Line
6 Teenage Rampage
5 Do It All Over Again
4 Reach Out I'll Be There
3 Little Willy
2 Big Apple Waltz
1 Funk It Up (David's Song)
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Postby ccadavi1 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:10 pm

8 Action
7 Teenage Rampage
6 Do It All Over Again
5 Little Willy
4 Get On The Line
3 Funk It Up (David's Song)
2 Big Apple Waltz
1 Reach Out I'll Be There
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