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Poll ended at Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:15 pm

Knowing Me, Knowing You
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The Winner Takes It All
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Total votes : 33

Postby Erotica » Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:15 pm

Dancing Queen
I am not trying to seduce you... Would you like me to seduce you? Is that what you're trying to tell me?
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Postby biscuits » Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:48 pm

westhammer wrote:SOS
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Postby MusicLover88 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:33 pm

biscuits wrote:
westhammer wrote:SOS
Unlike other things that wither, she preserves. She’s a constant in a world of relentless flux. She’s a beacon of immortality. Bitch, she’s Madonna.
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Postby trebor » Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:35 pm

OUT
Thank You for the Music
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Postby Thriller » Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:21 pm

Knowing Me, Knowing You
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Postby JSparksFan » Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:26 pm

Noahh wrote:
BodyShop wrote:
Benny wrote:Take a Chance on Me
Franklin’s music profoundly touched and changed the world, because over and over it offered that bridge to salvation, to freedom.
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Postby Mainshow » Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:28 pm

Thank You for the Music
#JUSTICE4ALEKSEEV
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Postby Wayne » Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:30 pm

westhammer wrote:SOS
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Postby Goldmoney » Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:48 pm

JSparksFan wrote:
Noahh wrote:
BodyShop wrote:
Benny wrote:Take a Chance on Me
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Postby RayRay » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:09 pm

westhammer wrote:SOS
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Postby Benjamin » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:13 pm

SOS
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Postby Spartan » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:20 pm

Erotica wrote:Dancing Queen
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Postby JakeP » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:39 pm

navi wrote:
SummerPeur wrote:Thank You For The Music
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Postby GaGarazzi » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:40 pm

Noahh wrote:
BodyShop wrote:
Benny wrote:Take a Chance on Me
Why is this still here? It's like the anthem for losers :lol:

Gets my vote obviously.
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Postby matthew_dixon » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:45 pm

Dancing Queen - as GGG is a wasted vote this round.
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Postby Nippian93 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:18 pm

Take a Chance on Me
❤Whitney Houston
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Postby SeeForever » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:26 pm

Missed the last round, but means no one knows which is my favourite :P

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Postby artur » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:28 pm

SOS
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Postby FreakyFlyBry » Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:14 am

Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
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Postby musiclover2174 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:34 am

SOS
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Postby Benny » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:41 am

ROUND 7 - RESULT

We lose 'SOS' with 8 votes.

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Wikipedia wrote:'SOS' was the third single from ABBA's self-titled 1975 album. Agnetha Fältskog, who sang lead, recorded the song in Swedish on her 1975 solo album Elva kvinnor i ett hus. "SOS" was ABBA's first major worldwide hit since "Waterloo".

"SOS" (working title; "Turn Me On") was written by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Stig Anderson and was recorded at Glen Studio in Långängen, Sweden on 22–23 August 1974. The title itself was coined by Stig, though the lyrics he provided were re-written by Ulvaeus. "SOS" was among the first of three songs recorded for the group's 1975 album, ABBA.

The song is unique among pop songs of the period, opening with an unaccompanied classical keyboard in a subdued D-minor key. Unlike most ABBA tracks that preceded it, the vocal begins with an emotional solo performance by Fältskog. The descending chords and ominous Minimoog synthesizer melody line of the introduction set the tone for Fältskog’s vocals, sounding almost as if she were breaking down in tears. The song then transitions to a rock chorus in a major key, dominated by a distorted electric guitar and full vocals.

Despite the song's catchiness, it was passed over as the lead single from the album; the track "So Long" was chosen instead. "So Long" was chosen primarily because it had the same uptempo beat as their 1974 hit single, "Waterloo".

Lyricist Ulvaeus has said that, after three years of trying to figure out what style would define them, ABBA found its identity as a pop group with the release of "SOS".

The song was the subject of one of the first pioneering music videos produced by director Lasse Hallström for the band. Much of the video is filmed from an overhead camera, as if from a tower or lighthouse, with the bandmates' faces sometimes distorted, as though shot through a prism.

During the band's first visit to the United States, ABBA performed "SOS" on the long-running television program American Bandstand on 15 November 1975.

"SOS" marked a huge turnaround in ABBA's fortunes, most notably in the UK and Ireland, where it returned the group to the Top 10 for the first time since "Waterloo". Reaching #6 and #4 respectively, "SOS" started a run of 18 consecutive Top 10 hits for ABBA in the UK and Ireland.

To date the song is the only Hot 100 single (or #1 single in Australia) in which both the title and the credited act (and also the musical genre) are palindromes.

Punk rock band the Sex Pistols used the riff of "SOS" as the introduction to their track "Pretty Vacant". The chorus of "Pretty Vacant" was also inspired by "SOS".

In 1989, Austrian group Edelweiss used the melody behind "SOS" as part of their biggest-selling single "Bring Me Edelweiss".
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Postby Benny » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:42 am

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Code: Select all
8. SOS
9. Fernando
10. Lay All Your Love on Me 
10. Voulez-Vous
12. Mamma Mia
13. Super Trouper        
14. Waterloo
15. The Name of the Game
16. Does Your Mother Know
17. Chiquitita     
18. One of Us
19. I Have a Dream


VOTING LIST

Dancing Queen
Knowing Me, Knowing You
Take a Chance on Me
The Winner Takes It All
Money, Money, Money
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
Thank You for the Music

ROUND 8: VOTE OUT ONE & SAVE ONE
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Postby GaGarazzi » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:57 am

- Take a Chance on Me :evil:
+ Knowing Me, Knowing You
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Postby biscuits » Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:02 pm

- Take a Chance
+ Gimme
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Postby SummerPeur » Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:14 pm

- Thankyou For The Music
+ Dancing Queen
How about you Get the F*** Out.
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