Rod Stewart's Artist Survivor :: Winner Announced!

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Postby leomedar » Mon May 07, 2018 12:57 am

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Welcome to Rod Stewart's Artist Survivor!!! Sir Roderick David Stewart, born 10 January 1945, is a British rock singer and songwriter. Born and raised in London, he is of Scottish and English ancestry. Stewart is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold over 100 million records worldwide.

With his distinctive raspy singing voice, Stewart came to prominence in the late 1960s and the early 1970s with The Jeff Beck Group, and then with Faces, though his music career had begun in 1962 when he took up busking with a harmonica. In October 1963, he joined the Dimensions as a harmonica player and part-time vocalist. In 1964, Stewart joined Long John Baldry and the All Stars, and in August, Stewart signed a solo contract, releasing his first single, "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl", in October. He maintained a solo career alongside a group career, releasing his debut solo album, An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down in 1969. Stewart's early albums were a fusion of rock, folk music, soul music, and R&B.

From the late 1970s through the 1990s, Stewart's music often took on a new wave or soft rock/middle-of-the-road quality, and in the early 2000s, he released a series of successful albums interpreting the Great American Songbook. In 1994, Stewart staged the largest free rock concert in history when he performed in front of 3.5 million people in Rio de Janeiro.

This survivor will portray 64 singles that went Top40 in UK or in US, although for his 2000s singles I used US AC Top20 as a reference, as new charting system will make almost impossible for him to score a hit. The songs that went to #1 in any of those two markets will be immune in Phase 1. The rest of the songs will battle in groups of 7 and only 2 will advance... it will be hard but I don't expect many voters here so it will be ok.

The #1s that will be added in Phase 2 are:
Reason to Believe (1971)
Maggie May (1976)
You Wear It Well (1972)
Sailing (1975)
Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright) (1976)
I Don't Want to Talk About It (1977)
The First Cut Is the Deepest (1977)
Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? (1978)
Baby Jane (1983)
All for Love (with Bryan Adams and Sting) (1993)


In the next post, Round 1!
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Postby NothingFails » Mon May 07, 2018 1:08 am

Seeing him live in a few months actually, mainly for Cyndi Lauper as the opening act but Rod has enough good songs I'll stay for his set

7 Downtown Train (1989)
6 Some Guys Have All the Luck (1984)
5 Ain't Love a Bitch (1979)
4 This Old Heart of Mine (with Ronald Isley) (1989)
3 It Takes Two (with Tina Turner) (1990)
2 Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered (with Cher) (2003)
1 You're the Star (1995)
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Postby NothingFails » Mon May 07, 2018 1:11 am

btw, if you're adding #1 hits, what about Maggie May? It and Reason To Believe were a double-sided #1 but I'd say Maggie May is by far the bigger classic today
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Postby matthew_dixon » Mon May 07, 2018 6:44 am

Agreed. Same goes for "The First Cut Is The Deepest"
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Postby matthew_dixon » Mon May 07, 2018 10:27 am

7 Downtown Train (1989)
6 Some Guys Have All the Luck (1984)
5 It Takes Two (with Tina Turner) (1990)
4 This Old Heart of Mine (with Ronald Isley) (1989)
3 Ain't Love a Bitch (1979)
2 Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered (with Cher) (2003)
1 You're the Star (1995)
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Postby Wayne » Mon May 07, 2018 10:34 am

Legend, love his music.

07 - This Old Heart of Mine (with Ronald Isley) (1989)
06 - Some Guys Have All the Luck (1984)
05 - It Takes Two (with Tina Turner) (1990)
04 - Downtown Train (1989)
03 - You're the Star (1995)
02 - Ain't Love a Bitch (1979)
01 - Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered (with Cher) (2003)
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Postby leomedar » Mon May 07, 2018 10:57 am

matthew_dixon wrote:Agreed. Same goes for "The First Cut Is The Deepest"
NothingFails wrote:btw, if you're adding #1 hits, what about Maggie May? It and Reason To Believe were a double-sided #1 but I'd say Maggie May is by far the bigger classic today
I have both songs listed but not as number 1s, as they were the B-side acording to wiki. But I agree and will add them to the safe list. Thanks!
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Postby sonia85 » Mon May 07, 2018 12:57 pm

Wayne wrote:Legend, love his music.

07 - This Old Heart of Mine (with Ronald Isley) (1989)
06 - Some Guys Have All the Luck (1984)
05 - It Takes Two (with Tina Turner) (1990)
04 - Downtown Train (1989)
03 - You're the Star (1995)
02 - Ain't Love a Bitch (1979)
01 - Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered (with Cher) (2003)
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Postby alfiebot » Mon May 07, 2018 1:41 pm

7 Downtown Train (1989)
6 Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered (with Cher) (2003)
5 Some Guys Have All the Luck (1984)
4 This Old Heart of Mine (with Ronald Isley) (1989)
3 It Takes Two (with Tina Turner) (1990)
2 You're the Star (1995)
1 Ain't Love a Bitch (1979)
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Postby matthew_dixon » Mon May 07, 2018 4:07 pm

leomedar wrote:I have both songs listed but not as number 1s, as they were the B-side acording to wiki. But I agree and will add them to the safe list. Thanks!
In both cases, it's probably listed as something like "Reason To Believe"/"Maggie May". That doesn't mean it's a B-side, it means it's a double-A side.
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Postby NothingFails » Mon May 07, 2018 4:43 pm

Back in the 50s/60s/70s it wasn't unthought of for an artist to load both side of the single with potential hit songs. Elvis, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Beach Boys are a few I can think of who put out singles where both songs have become classics. It started becoming more of an anomoly after the early 70s (one major exception to the rule was Last Christmas/Everything She Wants by Wham) where usually the A-side got all the attention and the b-side was either a track from the album with no plans to release as a single (like all those Michael Jackson singles that had "Baby Be Mine" on the b-side lol) or an unreleased track for the fans unavailable elsewhere (Pet Shop Boys and Prince were two who had tons of b-sides).

In the case of Reason To Believe/Maggie May, I think it certainly counts as a double a-side especially when Maggie May is arguably Rod's signature song.
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Postby FreakyFlyBry » Mon May 07, 2018 4:56 pm

7 Some Guys Have All the Luck (1984)
6 Downtown Train (1989)
5 This Old Heart of Mine (with Ronald Isley) (1989)
4 Ain't Love a Bitch (1979)
3 It Takes Two (with Tina Turner) (1990)
2 Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered (with Cher) (2003)
1 You're the Star (1995)
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Postby navi » Mon May 07, 2018 9:20 pm

ROUND 1
Rank them Fav (7) to Least Fav (1)

Fav (7) Some Guys Have All the Luck (1984)
6 It Takes Two (with Tina Turner) (1990)
5 Downtown Train (1989)
4 This Old Heart of Mine (with Ronald Isley) (1989)
3 Ain't Love a Bitch (1979)
2 You're the Star (1995)
1 Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered (with Cher) (2003)
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Postby Jerz » Tue May 08, 2018 7:30 am

7 Downtown Train (1989)
6 Some Guys Have All the Luck (1984)
5 This Old Heart of Mine (with Ronald Isley) (1989)
4 It Takes Two (with Tina Turner) (1990)
3 Ain't Love a Bitch (1979)
2 Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered (with Cher) (2003)
1 You're the Star (1995)
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Postby leomedar » Tue May 08, 2018 10:53 am

7 This Old Heart of Mine (with Ronald Isley) (1989)
6 Some Guys Have All the Luck (1984)
5 Downtown Train (1989)
4 Ain't Love a Bitch (1979)
3 Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered (with Cher) (2003)
2 It Takes Two (with Tina Turner) (1990)
1 You're the Star (1995)
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Postby leomedar » Wed May 09, 2018 1:54 am

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ROUND 1 RESULTS

61. It Takes Two (with Tina Turner) (1990)
62. Ain't Love a Bitch (1979)
63. Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered (with Cher) (2003)
64. You're the Star (1995)


ROUND 2


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Postby matthew_dixon » Wed May 09, 2018 7:09 am

7 You're in My Heart (The Final Acclaim) (1977)
6 Every Beat of My Heart (1986)
5 Tonight I'm Yours (Don't Hurt Me) (1981)
4 I've Been Drinking (with the Jeff Beck Group) (1973)
3 My Heart Can't Tell You No (1988)
2 What a Wonderful World (feat. Stevie Wonder) (2004)
1 I Can't Deny It (2001)
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Postby Wayne » Wed May 09, 2018 7:22 am

07 - You're in My Heart (The Final Acclaim) (1977)
06 - Tonight I'm Yours (Don't Hurt Me) (1981)
05 - Every Beat of My Heart (1986)
04 - I've Been Drinking (with the Jeff Beck Group) (1973)
03 - I Can't Deny It (2001)
02 - My Heart Can't Tell You No (1988)
01 - What a Wonderful World (feat. Stevie Wonder) (2004)
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Postby NothingFails » Wed May 09, 2018 4:25 pm

7 - You're in My Heart (The Final Acclaim) (1977)
6 - My Heart Can't Tell You No (1988)
5 - Tonight I'm Yours (Don't Hurt Me) (1981)
4 - Every Beat of My Heart (1986)
3 - I've Been Drinking (with the Jeff Beck Group) (1973)
2 - I Can't Deny It (2001)
1 - What a Wonderful World (feat. Stevie Wonder) (2004)
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Postby sonia85 » Wed May 09, 2018 5:30 pm

7 - You're in My Heart (The Final Acclaim) (1977)
6 - I've Been Drinking (with the Jeff Beck Group) (1973)
5 - Tonight I'm Yours (Don't Hurt Me) (1981)
4 - Every Beat of My Heart (1986)
3 - My Heart Can't Tell You No (1988)
2 - I Can't Deny It (2001)
1 - What a Wonderful World (feat. Stevie Wonder) (2004)
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Postby navi » Wed May 09, 2018 7:23 pm

ROUND 2
Rank them Fav (7) to Least Fav (1)

Fav (7) Tonight I'm Yours (Don't Hurt Me) (1981)
6 I've Been Drinking (with the Jeff Beck Group) (1973)
5 You're in My Heart (The Final Acclaim) (1977)
4 Every Beat of My Heart (1986)
3 My Heart Can't Tell You No (1988)
2 I Can't Deny It (2001)
1 What a Wonderful World (feat. Stevie Wonder) (2004)
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Postby leomedar » Thu May 10, 2018 2:16 am

7 You're in My Heart (The Final Acclaim) (1977)
6 I've Been Drinking (with the Jeff Beck Group) (1973)
5 What a Wonderful World (feat. Stevie Wonder) (2004)
4 Every Beat of My Heart (1986)
3 My Heart Can't Tell You No (1988)
2 Tonight I'm Yours (Don't Hurt Me) (1981)
1 I Can't Deny It (2001)
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Postby leomedar » Fri May 11, 2018 1:19 am

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ROUND 2 RESULTS

57. Every Beat of My Heart (1986)
58. It Takes Two (with Tina Turner) (1990)
59. My Heart Can't Tell You No (1988)
60. Ain't Love a Bitch (1979)
61. Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered (with Cher) (2003)
62. I Can't Deny It (2001)
63. What a Wonderful World (feat. Stevie Wonder) (2004)

64. You're the Star (1995)


ROUND 3


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Postby NothingFails » Fri May 11, 2018 1:35 am

poor My Heart Can't Tell You No :(

7 Passion (1980)
6 Hot Legs (1978)
5 Angel (1972)
4 The Motown Song (feat. The Temptations) (1991)
3 Have You Ever Seen the Rain? (2006)
2 Shotgun Wedding (1993)
1 Purple Heather (with The Scottish Euro '96 Squad) (1996)
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