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Title: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
Post by: Tumbling Dice on February 15, 2012, 05:36:55 AM
Vote for 2 songs.  The top 4 songs progress to the next round.

Groupings are decided by how the songs performed in the U2 album song ranking threads that were conducted some time ago.

The groupings for the second round will be determined by how the winning songs from the first round groups performed i.e how many votes they polled in the first round groupings.  So in effect, the first two rounds of the group stages are qualifying rounds for the third round.

The third round (surviving 32 songs) will be straightforward knockout matches.  Each song will be seeded based on how many votes they polled in the second round groupings.  So for example, seed one will face seed 32 and seed two will face seed 31, and so on.
Title: Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
Post by: A_Fly_On_The_Wall on February 15, 2012, 06:17:31 AM
1. Even Better Than The Real Thing
2. Tomorrow

3. Wire
4. Window In The Skies
Title: Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
Post by: Droo on February 15, 2012, 06:24:26 AM
Lemon
Tomorrow
Title: Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
Post by: spooked1oo on February 15, 2012, 06:36:26 AM
Window In the Skies and Even Better
Title: Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
Post by: northstarjo on February 15, 2012, 06:53:11 AM
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Lemon
Tomorrow

yep  :)
Title: Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
Post by: TheSceneoftheAccident on February 15, 2012, 07:06:32 AM
Another easy one. October and Lemon walk away with it for me.
Title: Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
Post by: Bads316 on February 15, 2012, 07:09:33 AM
1Lemon
2Van Diemen's Land

3October
4Tomorrow
Title: Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
Post by: spooked1oo on February 15, 2012, 07:49:19 AM
How can you not vote for EBTTRT?
Title: Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
Post by: northstarjo on February 15, 2012, 07:51:11 AM
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How can you not vote for EBTTRT?

um.....easily??  ;)
Title: Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
Post by: Tumbling Dice on February 15, 2012, 07:59:12 AM
I tactically voted for Wire.

Title: Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
Post by: mdmomof7 on February 15, 2012, 08:22:24 AM
What these songs evoke make it very difficult for me to vote. It would definitely depend on my mood. Sigh...
Title: Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on February 15, 2012, 08:32:54 AM
Wire and Lemon for this one.
Title: Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
Post by: wraitii on February 15, 2012, 09:17:40 AM
Darn, this one was hard. Even better and Tomorrow, but I feel bad for Wire, October or Lemon.
Title: Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on February 15, 2012, 09:18:40 AM
Strange how the poll looks like you could cut it into 3 pieces and have each look exactly the same.  :D
Title: Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
Post by: JTBaby on February 15, 2012, 09:40:12 AM
these little distractions always remind me how much better the 80's an d90's were than the 00's


Title: Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
Post by: rubbersoul on February 15, 2012, 10:14:54 AM
Even better...
Wire
Title: Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
Post by: An Cat Dubh on February 15, 2012, 12:15:55 PM
Wire & Tomorrow (tough no going with Lemon)
Title: Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
Post by: ABloodRedSky on February 15, 2012, 12:43:21 PM
I detest Wire! I dunno why, but I just...argh!

Voted Lemon and Window in the Skies.
Title: Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on February 15, 2012, 01:08:54 PM
Another painfully simple poll.

Walk On
Even Better Than The Real Thing

Leagues better than any other song on here
Title: Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
Post by: JBS on February 15, 2012, 01:54:32 PM
EBTTRT and Lemon for me.
Title: Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
Post by: NOLA Fly on February 15, 2012, 01:58:25 PM
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EBTTRT and Lemon for me.

Ditto.
Title: Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
Post by: Tumbling Dice on February 15, 2012, 02:10:23 PM
I think the really interesting battle in this one will be between Wire and Walk On.  The 80's vs 00's.

Title: Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
Post by: GardenTart on February 15, 2012, 03:37:41 PM
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Wire & Tomorrow (tough no going with Lemon)

Zoost! We agree again!!!! Wire is so underrated, I'd love to see it go on to the next level.
Title: Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
Post by: EnduringChill on February 15, 2012, 03:52:38 PM
LEMON! and Another Time Another Place (cause only a few others voted for it :( )
Title: Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
Post by: THRILLHO on February 15, 2012, 05:10:46 PM
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EBTTRT and Lemon for me.

Ditto.
Title: Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on February 15, 2012, 05:12:39 PM
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I think the really interesting battle in this one will be between Wire and Walk On.  The 80's vs 00's.

Wire wins in every matter possible.

Better singing, better guitar, better bass, better drums.
Title: Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
Post by: The Unknown Caller on February 15, 2012, 07:12:34 PM
EBTTRT and Lemon!
Title: Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
Post by: StrongGirl on February 15, 2012, 07:16:59 PM
Tomorrow & October of course :)
Title: Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
Post by: The Grave on February 15, 2012, 07:46:11 PM
Tomorrow and EBTTRT
Title: Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
Post by: Boom Cha! on February 15, 2012, 08:08:02 PM
Even Better and Lemon
Title: Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
Post by: Droo on February 15, 2012, 10:43:08 PM
How can a song as bland as EBTTRT be beating the brilliance that is Lemon?

I think people are just voting for it because it's on Achtung Baby.
Title: Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on February 15, 2012, 10:56:45 PM
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How can a song as bland as EBTTRT be beating the brilliance that is Lemon?

I think people are just voting for it because it's on Achtung Baby.

It's not bland. Granted it isn't anywhere near being the strongest song on Achtung Baby.

But I do agree that Lemon should be winning.

Wire should have more votes too, its such a powerful song with contributions from all sides.
Title: Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
Post by: Droo on February 15, 2012, 11:13:04 PM
EBTTRT has a VERY flat vocal except for the "take me higher" bridge. It also doesn't exactly have the most compelling lyrics in the world. I consider it one of U2's overall lesser songs, even though it was quite the exciting opening song on 360.
Title: Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
Post by: kango on February 16, 2012, 06:44:49 AM
1. Lemon
2. Wire
Title: Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on February 16, 2012, 08:40:59 AM
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EBTTRT has a VERY flat vocal except for the "take me higher" bridge. It also doesn't exactly have the most compelling lyrics in the world. I consider it one of U2's overall lesser songs, even though it was quite the exciting opening song on 360.

Record-wise it is.

I think it happened to be one of the songs that just translates better live.
Title: Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
Post by: Tumbling Dice on February 16, 2012, 08:45:36 AM
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EBTTRT has a VERY flat vocal except for the "take me higher" bridge. It also doesn't exactly have the most compelling lyrics in the world. I consider it one of U2's overall lesser songs, even though it was quite the exciting opening song on 360.

Record-wise it is.

I think it happened to be one of the songs that just translates better live.

I think it owes its renaissance to U2 bringing it back on 360, but really its not one of the strongest songs off Achtung and as Droo says, it's nowhere near as epic as Lemon.

Title: Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
Post by: spooked1oo on February 16, 2012, 08:47:45 AM
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EBTTRT has a VERY flat vocal except for the "take me higher" bridge. It also doesn't exactly have the most compelling lyrics in the world. I consider it one of U2's overall lesser songs, even though it was quite the exciting opening song on 360.

The music makes that song, and Bono's flat voice just compliments that. I love Lemon, but it's very repetitive.
Title: Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on February 16, 2012, 08:48:01 AM
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EBTTRT has a VERY flat vocal except for the "take me higher" bridge. It also doesn't exactly have the most compelling lyrics in the world. I consider it one of U2's overall lesser songs, even though it was quite the exciting opening song on 360.

Record-wise it is.

I think it happened to be one of the songs that just translates better live.

I think it owes its renaissance to U2 bringing it back on 360, but really its not one of the strongest songs off Achtung and as Droo says, it's nowhere near as epic as Lemon.

Well I agree with that, but I wouldn't call it plain "bland."

Listening to some versions from popmart, it isn't bland live.
Title: Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
Post by: Tumbling Dice on February 16, 2012, 08:51:56 AM
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EBTTRT has a VERY flat vocal except for the "take me higher" bridge. It also doesn't exactly have the most compelling lyrics in the world. I consider it one of U2's overall lesser songs, even though it was quite the exciting opening song on 360.

Record-wise it is.

I think it happened to be one of the songs that just translates better live.

I think it owes its renaissance to U2 bringing it back on 360, but really its not one of the strongest songs off Achtung and as Droo says, it's nowhere near as epic as Lemon.

Well I agree with that, but I wouldn't call it plain "bland."

Listening to some versions from popmart, it isn't bland live.

Oh it's definitely not bland.  Nothing off AB is bland, although So Cruel comes the closest to being.

I have always and will probably always prefer the Zoo TV version of Real Thing.

 
Title: Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
Post by: Tumbling Dice on February 16, 2012, 08:53:28 AM
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I love Lemon, but it's very repetitive.

Lemon is a MOS, Bad, So Cruel kind of song.

Title: Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on February 16, 2012, 09:03:02 AM
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EBTTRT has a VERY flat vocal except for the "take me higher" bridge. It also doesn't exactly have the most compelling lyrics in the world. I consider it one of U2's overall lesser songs, even though it was quite the exciting opening song on 360.

Record-wise it is.

I think it happened to be one of the songs that just translates better live.

I think it owes its renaissance to U2 bringing it back on 360, but really its not one of the strongest songs off Achtung and as Droo says, it's nowhere near as epic as Lemon.

Well I agree with that, but I wouldn't call it plain "bland."

Listening to some versions from popmart, it isn't bland live.

Oh it's definitely not bland.  Nothing off AB is bland, although So Cruel comes the closest to being.

I have always and will probably always prefer the Zoo TV version of Real Thing.

I only like popmart best because it sounded stronger there. And the whole consumerism and pop culture theme fit even better with the song than Zoo Tv did.
Title: Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
Post by: Tumbling Dice on February 16, 2012, 09:07:37 AM
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EBTTRT has a VERY flat vocal except for the "take me higher" bridge. It also doesn't exactly have the most compelling lyrics in the world. I consider it one of U2's overall lesser songs, even though it was quite the exciting opening song on 360.

Record-wise it is.

I think it happened to be one of the songs that just translates better live.

I think it owes its renaissance to U2 bringing it back on 360, but really its not one of the strongest songs off Achtung and as Droo says, it's nowhere near as epic as Lemon.

Well I agree with that, but I wouldn't call it plain "bland."

Listening to some versions from popmart, it isn't bland live.

Oh it's definitely not bland.  Nothing off AB is bland, although So Cruel comes the closest to being.

I have always and will probably always prefer the Zoo TV version of Real Thing.

I only like popmart best because it sounded stronger there. And the whole consumerism and pop culture theme fit even better with the song than Zoo Tv did.

I really like the Sarajevo version of Real Thing for the obvious reason.

 
Title: Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
Post by: The Unknown Caller on February 16, 2012, 01:48:55 PM
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How can a song as bland as EBTTRT be beating the brilliance that is Lemon?

I think people are just voting for it because it's on Achtung Baby.

EBTTRT is a unique rock song and one of the best in the U2 catalogue.

Lemon is certainly different, but I only voted for it because it's better than the alternatives, not because it's remotely close to one of U2's top 50 songs!
Title: Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
Post by: Tumbling Dice on February 16, 2012, 01:53:08 PM
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How can a song as bland as EBTTRT be beating the brilliance that is Lemon?

I think people are just voting for it because it's on Achtung Baby.

EBTTRT is a unique rock song and one of the best in the U2 catalogue.

Lemon is certainly different, but I only voted for it because it's better than the alternatives, not because it's remotely close to one of U2's top 50 songs!

I predict Lemon will make it to the final 32, at least.

Title: Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
Post by: The Unknown Caller on February 16, 2012, 01:54:22 PM
Probably, yeah, because sadly you don't allow me to run this contest as a dictator. :P
Title: Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on February 16, 2012, 04:07:13 PM
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How can a song as bland as EBTTRT be beating the brilliance that is Lemon?

I think people are just voting for it because it's on Achtung Baby.

EBTTRT is a unique rock song and one of the best in the U2 catalogue.

Lemon is certainly different, but I only voted for it because it's better than the alternatives, not because it's remotely close to one of U2's top 50 songs!

I predict Lemon will make it to the final 32, at least.

I remember Lemon making it to the top 16 last time.

Actually I'm going to see if I can find the results for the first one so that we can compare them once this one is done.
Title: Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
Post by: The Exile on February 16, 2012, 04:15:46 PM
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How can a song as bland as EBTTRT be beating the brilliance that is Lemon?

I think people are just voting for it because it's on Achtung Baby.

EBTTRT is a unique rock song and one of the best in the U2 catalogue.

Lemon is certainly different, but I only voted for it because it's better than the alternatives, not because it's remotely close to one of U2's top 50 songs!

I predict Lemon will make it to the final 32, at least.

I remember Lemon making it to the top 16 last time.

Actually I'm going to see if I can find the results for the first one so that we can compare them once this one is done.

We Real Fans should band together and ensure that all the obscure '90s songs make it to the end. It may mean voting for Babyface over Streets, but no great movement arose without sacrifice and planning.
Title: Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on February 16, 2012, 04:18:24 PM
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How can a song as bland as EBTTRT be beating the brilliance that is Lemon?

I think people are just voting for it because it's on Achtung Baby.

EBTTRT is a unique rock song and one of the best in the U2 catalogue.

Lemon is certainly different, but I only voted for it because it's better than the alternatives, not because it's remotely close to one of U2's top 50 songs!

I predict Lemon will make it to the final 32, at least.

I remember Lemon making it to the top 16 last time.

Actually I'm going to see if I can find the results for the first one so that we can compare them once this one is done.

We Real Fans should band together and ensure that all the obscure '90s songs make it to the end. It may mean voting for Babyface over Streets, but no great movement arose without sacrifice and planning.

But what obscure 90s song should win is the question?
Title: Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
Post by: PartyMarty23 on February 16, 2012, 04:20:58 PM
Walk On
EBTTRT
Title: Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
Post by: The Exile on February 16, 2012, 04:30:55 PM
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How can a song as bland as EBTTRT be beating the brilliance that is Lemon?

I think people are just voting for it because it's on Achtung Baby.

EBTTRT is a unique rock song and one of the best in the U2 catalogue.

Lemon is certainly different, but I only voted for it because it's better than the alternatives, not because it's remotely close to one of U2's top 50 songs!

I predict Lemon will make it to the final 32, at least.

I remember Lemon making it to the top 16 last time.

Actually I'm going to see if I can find the results for the first one so that we can compare them once this one is done.

We Real Fans should band together and ensure that all the obscure '90s songs make it to the end. It may mean voting for Babyface over Streets, but no great movement arose without sacrifice and planning.

But what obscure 90s song should win is the question?

I'm partial to that blaring alarm sound at the end of The Wanderer.
Title: Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
Post by: Tumbling Dice on February 16, 2012, 04:33:28 PM
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How can a song as bland as EBTTRT be beating the brilliance that is Lemon?

I think people are just voting for it because it's on Achtung Baby.

EBTTRT is a unique rock song and one of the best in the U2 catalogue.

Lemon is certainly different, but I only voted for it because it's better than the alternatives, not because it's remotely close to one of U2's top 50 songs!

I predict Lemon will make it to the final 32, at least.

I remember Lemon making it to the top 16 last time.

Actually I'm going to see if I can find the results for the first one so that we can compare them once this one is done.

We Real Fans should band together and ensure that all the obscure '90s songs make it to the end. It may mean voting for Babyface over Streets, but no great movement arose without sacrifice and planning.

But what obscure 90s song should win is the question?

UTEOTW should win.

And in all honesty, I'd rather listen to Babyface than Streets any day of the week.  Even on sundays.

Title: Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on February 16, 2012, 04:37:32 PM
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How can a song as bland as EBTTRT be beating the brilliance that is Lemon?

I think people are just voting for it because it's on Achtung Baby.

EBTTRT is a unique rock song and one of the best in the U2 catalogue.

Lemon is certainly different, but I only voted for it because it's better than the alternatives, not because it's remotely close to one of U2's top 50 songs!

I predict Lemon will make it to the final 32, at least.

I remember Lemon making it to the top 16 last time.

Actually I'm going to see if I can find the results for the first one so that we can compare them once this one is done.

We Real Fans should band together and ensure that all the obscure '90s songs make it to the end. It may mean voting for Babyface over Streets, but no great movement arose without sacrifice and planning.

But what obscure 90s song should win is the question?

I'm partial to that blaring alarm sound at the end of The Wanderer.

I was thinking Elvis Ate America instead.

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How can a song as bland as EBTTRT be beating the brilliance that is Lemon?

I think people are just voting for it because it's on Achtung Baby.

EBTTRT is a unique rock song and one of the best in the U2 catalogue.

Lemon is certainly different, but I only voted for it because it's better than the alternatives, not because it's remotely close to one of U2's top 50 songs!

I predict Lemon will make it to the final 32, at least.

I remember Lemon making it to the top 16 last time.

Actually I'm going to see if I can find the results for the first one so that we can compare them once this one is done.

We Real Fans should band together and ensure that all the obscure '90s songs make it to the end. It may mean voting for Babyface over Streets, but no great movement arose without sacrifice and planning.

But what obscure 90s song should win is the question?

UTEOTW should win.

And in all honesty, I'd rather listen to Babyface than Streets any day of the week.  Even on sundays.

Nah Zooropa  :)

It has everything I love about the band in one song.
Title: Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
Post by: Kurukira on February 16, 2012, 11:00:32 PM
Lemon and Even Better - Those songs are the reason I'm here.
Title: Re: 2012 Ultimate U2 Song Tournament: Round 1 - Group 3
Post by: Droo on February 18, 2012, 12:17:06 PM
An October song made the cut! Yay!