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Title: U2 Album Track Tournament - THE FINAL
Post by: an tha on May 07, 2017, 04:21:49 PM
And then there was TWO.

Here we are after months of voting - THE FINAL.

Bad versus Until The End of The World

Simply vote for one of these two songs and we will crown the tournament winner from this poll.

In a little twist and to stop tactical voting/encourage people to vote (if people feel it is one sided they may not vote for example) I have decided to hide the results until the poll closes.....

Once the poll closes a week from now the results will be revealed and our winner crowned.

Every vote counts - so vote away.

Title: Re: U2 Album Track Tournament - THE FINAL
Post by: riffraff on May 07, 2017, 04:24:03 PM
Didn't even hesitate...UTEOTW is my choice.
HEY I voted, and it didn't register..huh? Never mind...this time I actually took the time to read the rules...sorry!  :-[
Title: Re: U2 Album Track Tournament - THE FINAL
Post by: an tha on May 07, 2017, 04:26:45 PM
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Didn't even hesitate...UTEOTW is my choice.
HEY I voted, and it didn't register..huh? Never mind...this time I actually took the time to read the rules...sorry!  :-[

Read the o.p. again, Riffy....

Is the song you voted for now in bold type on the poll?
Title: Re: U2 Album Track Tournament - THE FINAL
Post by: riffraff on May 07, 2017, 04:28:40 PM
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Didn't even hesitate...UTEOTW is my choice.
HEY I voted, and it didn't register..huh? Never mind...this time I actually took the time to read the rules...sorry!  :-[

Read the o.p. again, Riffy....

Is the song you voted for now in bold type on the poll?
Yes...I'm shame-faced about not reading your post...please forgive me! Or not. As you please...
It's just that I'm so sad about Streets not getting in...I know UTEOTW would beat it, but I didn't think the other two would. sigh.
Title: Re: U2 Album Track Tournament - THE FINAL
Post by: an tha on May 07, 2017, 04:31:26 PM
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Didn't even hesitate...UTEOTW is my choice.
HEY I voted, and it didn't register..huh? Never mind...this time I actually took the time to read the rules...sorry!  :-[

Read the o.p. again, Riffy....

Is the song you voted for now in bold type on the poll?
Yes...I'm shame-faced about not reading your post...please forgive me! Or not. As you please...

I'll have to check with il_capo and get back to you!
Title: Re: U2 Album Track Tournament - THE FINAL
Post by: lucas.homem on May 07, 2017, 05:02:00 PM
Easy Bad for me.

I think it's better to see the parcial results.
Title: Re: U2 Album Track Tournament - THE FINAL
Post by: riffraff on May 07, 2017, 05:16:15 PM
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Easy Bad for me.

I think it's better to see the parcial results.
I'm kinda liking the surprise effect...
Title: Re: U2 Album Track Tournament - THE FINAL
Post by: lucas.homem on May 07, 2017, 05:32:31 PM
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Easy Bad for me.

I think it's better to see the parcial results.
I'm kinda liking the surprise effect...

We're losing days of discussion/supporting/speculation/study/emotion just to have a surprise ending result?

As the wise man says, it's not the end that matters, but the journay.
Title: Re: U2 Album Track Tournament - THE FINAL
Post by: Kmama07 on May 07, 2017, 05:34:18 PM
I like surprises.
Title: Re: U2 Album Track Tournament - THE FINAL
Post by: an tha on May 07, 2017, 05:36:41 PM
If there is a consensus that people would prefer to see the result after they have voted i'll change it.

I just wanted to avoid people not voting if they come across poll with a few hours to go for example and see one song 20 votes ahead and think it is pointless voting or people voting just to close a gap etc...as well as have a twist becaue it is the final.

If there is a strong feeling i have got it wrong i'll change it.

Let me know, folks.
Title: Re: U2 Album Track Tournament - THE FINAL
Post by: lucas.homem on May 07, 2017, 05:57:51 PM
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If there is a consensus that people would prefer to see the result after they have voted i'll change it.

I just wanted to avoid people not voting if they come across poll with a few hours to go for example and see one song 20 votes ahead and think it is pointless voting or people voting just to close a gap etc...as well as have a twist becaue it is the final.

If there is a strong feeling i have got it wrong i'll change it.

Let me know, folks.

But you can make it so that only the ones who have already voted can see the results.
Title: Re: U2 Album Track Tournament - THE FINAL
Post by: Spaderholic on May 07, 2017, 07:41:05 PM
But! But, b-b-but - ELEVATION should be in the final, An-tha!! :-D Actually I'm disappointed The Fly didn't make it, it's one of my all-time faves.
Title: Re: U2 Album Track Tournament - THE FINAL
Post by: mrsamrocks2 on May 07, 2017, 07:47:17 PM
UTEOTW
Title: Re: U2 Album Track Tournament - THE FINAL
Post by: WookieeWarrior10 on May 07, 2017, 09:11:19 PM
I voted for Until The End Of The World, but both of these songs are very deserving of being in the finale. Not my first picks, but deserving, nonetheless...
Title: Re: U2 Album Track Tournament - THE FINAL
Post by: Blueyedboy on May 07, 2017, 09:25:58 PM
AS much as I love UTEOTW I had to vote Bad. This is the song that made me a U2 fan when passing through their back catalogue.
Title: Re: U2 Album Track Tournament - THE FINAL
Post by: an tha on May 07, 2017, 11:55:36 PM
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If there is a consensus that people would prefer to see the result after they have voted i'll change it.

I just wanted to avoid people not voting if they come across poll with a few hours to go for example and see one song 20 votes ahead and think it is pointless voting or people voting just to close a gap etc...as well as have a twist becaue it is the final.

If there is a strong feeling i have got it wrong i'll change it.

Let me know, folks.

But you can make it so that only the ones who have already voted can see the results.

Yes. Indeed - that is how did it in previous rounds but thought i'd do differently in this one...soreaults couldn't be posted "oh i can't believe bad is 20 ahead, thought it would be much closer" for example.

As i say if there is a strong feeling to change it i will.
Title: Re: U2 Album Track Tournament - THE FINAL
Post by: Spacejunk69 on May 08, 2017, 12:59:33 AM
I say don't change it an tha. Fun way to end the tournament.
Title: Re: U2 Album Track Tournament - THE FINAL
Post by: JFW on May 08, 2017, 03:11:02 AM
I have NO idea. Bad is the first song I bought (Wide Awake In America). UTEOTW is the on of the first songs I played full on guitar. They're both not very well mixed on the album, but killing live!

I'll vote later  >:(
Title: Re: U2 Album Track Tournament - THE FINAL
Post by: U2_One on May 08, 2017, 06:57:27 AM
Can't argue with these two in the final. Big fan of both, but UTEOTW is my pick.
Title: Re: U2 Album Track Tournament - THE FINAL
Post by: Vox on May 08, 2017, 07:40:19 AM
As luck would have it, my two favorite U2 songs. 

But for my vote, it's got to be a song written about a friend of U2's, who on his 21st birthday, was given enough heroin to kill him (but then later showed up healthy at a U2 concert 30 years later, as being the subject of another song)...  A song called "Bad."
Title: Re: U2 Album Track Tournament - THE FINAL
Post by: Smee on May 08, 2017, 09:43:16 AM
Well....this IS a difficult choice. Im gonna have to cogitate before committing to an answer. My Heart says Bad, My Head says UTEOTW
Title: Re: U2 Album Track Tournament - THE FINAL
Post by: Spacejunk69 on May 08, 2017, 10:11:03 AM
Along with Acrobat - these two make up my top 3 favorite U2 songs. They are both arguably U2's two best live numbers over the course of their careers.

I voted for UTEOTW, because I think the album version is better than the version of Bad on the UF.
Title: Re: U2 Album Track Tournament - THE FINAL
Post by: ShankAsu on May 08, 2017, 10:24:41 AM
Well neither of these are in my top 10, but i'm going with Bad. i just don't understand the love for UTEOTW.
Title: Re: U2 Album Track Tournament - THE FINAL
Post by: an tha on May 08, 2017, 10:47:30 AM
shaping up to be fascinating battle if the comments so far are to be any guide...

QUESTION!

Would you the good people of this little part of the internet we inhabit like a 3rd place play off for this tournament featuring the two beaten semi finalists?

If there is enough demand i'll put a poll up.

We could then have a 1/2/3 for this tournament.

I also thought might be a good idea to have a 'hall of fame' thread where these kind of tournament results go in to be preserved and used as a guide to maybe running an annual edition of big 'events' and a definitive list of what the forum has deemed best song/album/dvd/tour etc etc over time.

Just an idea - thoughts...?
Title: Re: U2 Album Track Tournament - THE FINAL
Post by: rubbersoul on May 08, 2017, 12:03:35 PM
I choose One :-)
Title: Re: U2 Album Track Tournament - THE FINAL
Post by: Discothèque Slug 82 on May 08, 2017, 12:15:50 PM
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shaping up to be fascinating battle if the comments so far are to be any guide...

QUESTION!

Would you the good people of this little part of the internet we inhabit like a 3rd place play off for this tournament featuring the two beaten semi finalists?

If there is enough demand i'll put a poll up.

We could then have a 1/2/3 for this tournament.

I also thought might be a good idea to have a 'hall of fame' thread where these kind of tournament results go in to be preserved and used as a guide to maybe running an annual edition of big 'events' and a definitive list of what the forum has deemed best song/album/dvd/tour etc etc over time.

Just an idea - thoughts...?
Sounds great to me an tha! I'd like to see The Fly and Streets battle for third place even though I voted for both in the semi-finals ;)
A 'Hall Of Fame' thread would be worthwhile too methinks so it's a thumbs up from this relatively new forum member!

As for my final vote...sorry 'Bad' but 'Until The End Of The World' reigns supreme thanks to it's killer groove, top notch Edge solo and riffs and Bono's superb lyrics and ice cool vocal delivery. Also, if I was going to try and convince a non-U2 fan of U2's greatness, I would get them to watch any live version of this song!
Title: Re: U2 Album Track Tournament - THE FINAL
Post by: riffraff on May 08, 2017, 01:23:15 PM
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shaping up to be fascinating battle if the comments so far are to be any guide...

QUESTION!

Would you the good people of this little part of the internet we inhabit like a 3rd place play off for this tournament featuring the two beaten semi finalists?

If there is enough demand i'll put a poll up.

We could then have a 1/2/3 for this tournament.

I also thought might be a good idea to have a 'hall of fame' thread where these kind of tournament results go in to be preserved and used as a guide to maybe running an annual edition of big 'events' and a definitive list of what the forum has deemed best song/album/dvd/tour etc etc over time.

Just an idea - thoughts...?
YES! Maybe Streets can win the 3rd place trophy? I also really like the hall of fame thread idea.
Title: Re: U2 Album Track Tournament - THE FINAL
Post by: So Cruel on May 08, 2017, 01:38:54 PM
Bad. Just an amazing song, and one of the best live songs by any band ever.
Title: Re: U2 Album Track Tournament - THE FINAL
Post by: JFW on May 08, 2017, 02:06:32 PM
Went for UTEOTW. In case it's a wrong vote - it won't be the end of the world
Title: Re: U2 Album Track Tournament - THE FINAL
Post by: mdmomof7 on May 08, 2017, 02:08:57 PM
Funny, JFW  :D

Bad, always ♥
Title: Re: U2 Album Track Tournament - THE FINAL
Post by: ZEROpartII on May 08, 2017, 06:01:04 PM
UTETOW

My #3 U2 song
Title: Re: U2 Album Track Tournament - THE FINAL
Post by: Blueyedboy on May 08, 2017, 06:23:13 PM
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Went for UTEOTW. In case it's a wrong vote - it won't be the end of the world

It would still be Bad though.
Title: Re: U2 Album Track Tournament - THE FINAL
Post by: DK46 on May 09, 2017, 09:21:04 PM
Two of my favorite U2 songs, neither of which has a chorus really (which is refreshing).  UTEOTW has a special place in my heart as it really accentuated my love for them when I first heard it as a kid.  Bad is stellar though and Bono's vocals are as emotive as ever.  There's just something so sexy about Bono's conversational style delivery in UTEOTW and the lyrics are sublime. 
Title: Re: U2 Album Track Tournament - THE FINAL
Post by: lucas.homem on May 10, 2017, 08:43:22 AM
To think the live versions of Bad are better than the studio one is one of the biggest crimes I know.
Title: Re: U2 Album Track Tournament - THE FINAL
Post by: an tha on May 10, 2017, 09:42:57 AM
I know I have hidden the results - but I just took a sneeky look for the first time and the vote is really close, folks....

The "turnout" is pretty strong as well!

So if you want your favourite out these two to be crowned U2's greatest album track then get your vote in (every vote really counts) before the poll closes on the 14th.
Title: Re: U2 Album Track Tournament - THE FINAL
Post by: ElJayVee on May 10, 2017, 04:58:58 PM
As much as I love Bad live, I voted for UTEOTW because it's pretty amazing live and it's on my favourite album  :)
Title: Re: U2 Album Track Tournament - THE FINAL
Post by: World71R on May 10, 2017, 08:21:48 PM
UTEOTW!

Title: Re: U2 Album Track Tournament - THE FINAL
Post by: Smee on May 13, 2017, 09:16:48 AM
I opted for Bad. I just thought that over the piece, Bad has held a place in my heart longer than UTEOTW
Title: Re: U2 Album Track Tournament - THE FINAL
Post by: an tha on May 14, 2017, 10:02:25 AM
Just a few hours left to have your say.....

Title: Re: U2 Album Track Tournament - THE FINAL
Post by: an tha on May 14, 2017, 03:17:48 PM
Final hour of this marathon tournament...
Title: Re: U2 Album Track Tournament - THE FINAL
Post by: riffraff on May 14, 2017, 03:38:26 PM
I'm on the EDGE of my seat with excitement!
Title: Re: U2 Album Track Tournament - THE FINAL
Post by: an tha on May 14, 2017, 04:23:27 PM
Ladies and Gentlemen.......

The Winner of The @U2 forum U2 Album Track Tournament is...............

BAD

Thanks to everybody who voted all the way through...Special thanks to John Galt for starting the tournament.

Title: Re: U2 Album Track Tournament - THE FINAL
Post by: riffraff on May 14, 2017, 04:25:31 PM
Wow...it wasn't as close as I thought it would be, and a different winner than I expected. But, a very fun tourney indeed! Congrats to Bad!
Thanks, an tha. And, yeah, thanks to John, our MIA friend.
Title: Re: U2 Album Track Tournament - THE FINAL
Post by: an tha on May 14, 2017, 04:26:55 PM
1st Place - Bad

2nd Place - Until The End of The World

3rd Place - Where The Streets Have No Name
Title: Re: U2 Album Track Tournament - THE FINAL
Post by: Kmama07 on May 14, 2017, 04:46:22 PM
Woohoo!
Title: Re: U2 Album Track Tournament - THE FINAL
Post by: riffraff on May 14, 2017, 04:55:33 PM
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1st Place - Bad

2nd Place - Until The End of The World

3rd Place - Where The Streets Have No Name
Hey, why'd you make 3rd place so tiny? sheesh!  :D
Title: Re: U2 Album Track Tournament - THE FINAL
Post by: Blueyedboy on May 14, 2017, 06:30:11 PM
Wow, I cant believe how wrong I called the finishing order of these polls from the semi final stage onwards. I was convinced that The Fly was going to be the overall winner when it got out of its group.

Thanks for taking up the baton on this tournament, its been one of the more interesting ones.

What's next,

Non-album tracks?
Live Tracks?
Winner takes all!!
Title: Re: U2 Album Track Tournament - THE FINAL
Post by: Mr. Sinnerman on May 14, 2017, 07:27:48 PM
Well done to UTEOTW for making the final.  Who'd have thunk it.

Title: Re: U2 Album Track Tournament - THE FINAL
Post by: WookieeWarrior10 on May 14, 2017, 08:10:03 PM
Man, that wasn't as close as I would've thought. Thanks a lot for finishing this tournament for John Galt, an tha! This was lots of fun!
Title: Re: U2 Album Track Tournament - THE FINAL
Post by: Spacejunk69 on May 15, 2017, 11:21:29 AM
And then they played it at the Seattle show, in honor of the fans who voted for it and it winning this tournament.... ;D ;D ;D

Thanks an tha for finishing up this one. It was actually a much better one than the normal 'best of's' poll's.
Title: Re: U2 Album Track Tournament - THE FINAL
Post by: dislocated on May 15, 2017, 11:45:28 AM
The correct answer won, good to see !

Title: Re: U2 Album Track Tournament - THE FINAL
Post by: The Exile on May 15, 2017, 01:10:13 PM
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Well done to UTEOTW for making the final.  Who'd have thunk it.

While I voted for UTEOTW, Bad is perhaps the most worthy '80s song to take the title. Vocally it is way more impressive than UTTEOTW, at least back in the day.
Title: Re: U2 Album Track Tournament - THE FINAL
Post by: Argo on May 18, 2017, 02:15:09 AM
This result is simply wrong. I demand a new poll to re-do this. Back to the start please. Or at least do a poll to see if we should do another poll.

More seriously, how about a best concert competition. Use some sort of nomination process to work out what to include and go from there. A Red Rocks vs Sarajevo final?
Title: Re: U2 Album Track Tournament - THE FINAL
Post by: an tha on May 18, 2017, 02:18:48 AM
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This result is simply wrong. I demand a new poll to re-do this. Back to the start please. Or at least do a poll to see if we should do another poll.

More seriously, how about a best concert competition. Use some sort of nomination process to work out what to include and go from there. A Red Rocks vs Sarajevo final?

Popmart Leeds. End of comp!  :)