The 'Across The Decades' Song Tournament


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The boring stuff
Participants will each have eight nominations - those nominations being a song (or version of a song) that was initially released during one of the eight periods listed below (with no participant nominating more than one song emanating from any one period):

1940 - 1949
1950 - 1959
1960 - 1969
1970 - 1979
1980 - 1989
1990 - 1999
2000 - 2009
2010 - present

A link that does not require sign-up or subscription must be provided to each song (for instance YouTube).

All genres of music are eligible as long as an acceptable link can be provided - only winners and runners-up of previous Song Tournaments and the eventual winner and runner-up in the Valentines tournament plus those in the Movie Clip II tournament (if it begins before this one) are deemed ineligible as nominations.

Participants are expected to listen to both songs in each match prior to voting.

The start date for this tournament will be announced once the aforementioned Valentines tournament is nearing completion.

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The players
Derek Vinyard
Little Devil

Their respective grooves
Earl Hines-Stormy Monday Blues
The Big Bopper-Chantilly Lace
Crispian St. Peter's-The Pied Piper
Amii Stewart-Knock on Wood
The Cult-She Sells Sanctuary
Guns N' Roses-Yesterdays
Justin Timberlake-SexyBack
Kaleo-Way Down We Go

Woody Guthrie - Ain't Got No Home In This World Any More
Ewan MaColl and Peggy Seeger - Dirty Old Town
The Zombies - Time of the Season
Steely Dan - Rikki Don't Lose That Number
Bruce Springsteen - Hungry Heart
Dr Dre & Snoop Dogg - Ain't Nuthin' but a G Thang
Roots Manuva - Witness the Fitness
Blick Bassy - Ake

Vera Lynn - White Cliffs of Dover
Doris Day - Whatever will be, will be (Que Sera, Sera)
The Zombies - This will be our year
Patti Smith Group - Because the night
The Weather Girls - It's raining men
Hammerfall - Glory to the brave
Hammerfall - Hearts on fire
Cher - You haven't seen the last of me

Glenn Miller - Jukebox Saturday Night
The Coasters - Searchin'
Led Zeppelin - Babe I'm Gonna Leave You (alt link if reqd)
Velvet Underground - Rock & Roll
Sonic Youth - Teen Age Riot
Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence (alt link if reqd)
Modest Mouse - Float On
Dot Hacker - C Section

The Ink Spots - I Cover the Waterfront
Elvis Presley - All Shook Up
Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth
Rod Stewart - Maggie May
Madonna - La Isla Bonita
En Vogue - Don't Let Go
Sting - Desert Rose
The Chainsmokers - Closer

Cliff Edwards - When You Wish Upon a Star
Monotones - Book of Love
The Grateful Dead - China Cat Sunflower
Boney M - Rasputin
Roxette - It Must Have Been Love
The Pixies - Ana
OutKast - Ms. Jackson
Cherry Glazerr - Told You I'd Be With the Guys

Nat King Cole ~ I Love You for Sentimental Reasons
Bobby Darin ~ Mack the Knife
The Beatles ~ Twist & Shout
Wild Cherry ~ Play that Funky Music
Bon Jovi ~ Livin' on a Prayer
Metallica ~ Enter Sandman
3 Doors Down ~ Kryptonite
Lionel Richie & Darius Rucker ~ Stuck on You

Derek Vinyard
Perry Como - Prisoner Of Love
The Everly Brothers - All I Have To Do Is Dream
The Kinks - You Really Got Me
Grand Funk Railroad - Bad Time
Scorpions - Still Loving You
The Offspring - The Kids Aren't Alright
Egypt Central - You Make Me Sick
Gojira - Silvera

Perry Como - A-You're Adorable (1949)
Marty Robbins - The Hanging Tree (1959)
Leroy Van Dyke - Walk On By (1961)
Neil Diamond & Barbra Streisand - You Don't Bring Me Flowers (1978)
Bruce Springsteen - My Hometown (1985)
Perfect Stranger - You Have the Right to Remain Silent (1995)
Alan Jackson - Remember When (2003)
Michael Bubl - My Kind of Girl (2016)

Little Devil
As time goes by - Dooley Wilson
Love me tender - Elvis
A whiter Shade of Pale - Procol Harum
Starless - King Crimson
Stay on these Roads - A-Ha
Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden
There There - Radiohead
Violet Hill - Coldplay

Billie Holiday - Crazy He Calls Me
B.B. King - Rock Me, Baby
King Crimson - Epitaph
Les Rallizes Dnuds - Night Of The Assassins
The Clash - Should I stay Should I Go
Portishead - Roads
Midori - Wasshoi
Blur - Lonesome Street

Frankie Laine - West End Blues
Grade Wicker - Lulu Brown
Chips & Co - Marbletown
Felt - Now She's Gone
Specimen - Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Silverchair - Freak (remix)
Cog - What If
Wardruna - Odal

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Not gonna start for a while as the Valentines' one seems to have come to a halt so plenty time to decide noms if needed.

No exceptions unless I can nominate something from the future.
Hmmm. A "music from the future" song tournament might be interesting. How would that work? Nominate songs you hope represent the future of music? Could be another anything goes kind of thing.

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You`re making it very hard for me and my 90% Britney Policy
Never know a change might do you good ..... or you could always channel your inner Britney and pick songs you think she could have possibly made had she been born in the respective era

Who knows - maybe the the next tournament I run will be a Britney tournament?
(I do - it won't lol)

I'm in!

I'll post my noms here...

40's: The Ink Spots - I Cover the Waterfront
50's: Elvis Presley - All Shook Up
60's: Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth
70's: Rod Stewart - Maggie Mae
80's: Madonna - La Isla Bonita
90's: Nirvana - In Bloom
00's: Sting - Desert Rose
10's: The Chainsmokers - Closer
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I'll join this one maybe hahha
''Haters are my favourite. I've built an empire with the bricks they've thrown at me... Keep On Hating''
- CM Punk

"Come As You Are" by Nirvana was a Runner Up before (mine). If that matters.

Also -- MOJO -- "Sittin on the Dock of the Bay" was a winner once.