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1) Alan Jackson - Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning) - I live only a few miles from New York City, and I remember 9/11/01 like it was yesterday. After watching the events on TV from the very beginning, (before the first plane hit the first tower), and seeing the second tower fall, I drove to my in-laws house on Long Island, and I almost got hit by a fire truck that was rushing to the city. I nominated this song to make sure that those of us who were around back then Never Forget, and those of you who weren't can hopefully understand how that day affected the rest of us.
2) Secondhand Serenade - Your Call
3) Stravinsky - Rite of Spring "Clap-along"
4) Brother Dege - Too Old to Die Young
5) Bob Dylan - The Ballad of Hollis Brown
6) A Day To Remember - If It Means a Lot To You
7) Valerie June - The Hour
8) Kobra And The Lotus - Black Velvet
9) Fine Young Cannibals - She Drives Me Crazy
10) P J Harvey - Rub 'Till It Bleeds
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A Day To Remember - If It Means a Lot To You
Fine Young Cannibals - She Drives Me Crazy
Brother Dege - Too Old to Die Young
Secondhand Serenade - Your Call
Bob Dylan - The Ballad of Hollis Brown
Kobra And The Lotus - Black Velvet
Alan Jackson - Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)
Valerie June - The Hour
Stravinsky - Rite of Spring "Clap-along"
P J Harvey - Rub 'Till It Bleeds
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ROUND 5

Brother Dege - Too Old to Die Young
Valerie June - The Hour
Kobra And The Lotus - Black Velvet
Stravinsky - Rite of Spring "Clap-along"
A Day To Remember - If It Means a Lot To You
Bob Dylan - The Ballad of Hollis Brown
P J Harvey - Rub 'Till It Bleeds
Secondhand Serenade - Your Call
Fine Young Cannibals - She Drives Me Crazy
Alan Jackson - Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)
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Round 5

1. Bob Dylan - Ballad of Hollis Brown
(Love those rustic-sounding Appalachian strings. Impossible not to visualize this song being performed on the ragged front porch of a cabin deep in the mountain woods, a shotgun leaning on the splintery wooden banister, an ominous dusk spreading over the treetops. A perfect example of Dylan's unrivaled songwriting skills.)

2. Stravinksy - Rite of Spring "Clap Along"
(Man, that was intense and dramatic. Made my heart accelerate. Sounded like I was facing the final boss in an epic video game or something.)

3. Valerie June - The Hour
(Not super familiar with Valerie June, but I've had this song stuck in my head since recently hearing it for the first time. Love her soulful, bluesy voice, and the jazzy-pop tempo.)

4. Brother Dege - Too Old to Die Young
(I've come close to nominating this great song from Django Unchained several times in the past.)

5. PJ Harvey - Rub Till It Bleeds
(This song sounds like it just woke from a five-day bender, reeking of booze and sex and urine, hair matted with sweat, vomit crusted on the side of its face. Then it staggers up off the floor, grabs a guitar and the nearest half-empty bottle of liquor and resumes where it left off. Count me in.)

6. Fine Young Cannibals - She Drives Me Crazy
(I've always dug this song, although I can never remember the artist.)

7. Alan Jackson - Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning
(I don't think any American will ever forget where they were when the news of 9/11 broke. I was a freshman in high school. Needless to say, no assignments were given that day, as the TV in every class was turned to the news. I had numerous classmates who would eventually go on to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan.)

8. Kobra and the Lotus - Black Velvet
(Solid cover, but it just makes me want to listen to the superior original.)

9. A Day to Remember - If It Means a Lot to You
(Was about to rank this below "Your Call" since it has that same wimpy, emo vibe I hate, but with a weaker chorus. Fortunately the last minute of the song saved it.)

10. Secondhand Serenade - Your Call
(Too wimpy and emo-sounding.)


Minus those last two songs, this was an exceptionally strong round.
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1. Stravinsky - Rite of Spring "Clap-along"
2. Fine Young Cannibals - She Drives Me Crazy
3. Valerie June - The Hour
4. Bob Dylan - The Ballad of Hollis Brown
5. Brother Dege - Too Old to Die Young
6. Kobra And The Lotus - Black Velvet
7. Secondhand Serenade - Your Call
8. P J Harvey - Rub 'Till It Bleeds
9. A Day To Remember - If It Means a Lot To You
10. Alan Jackson - Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)
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ROUND 5
  1. PJ Harvey - Rub 'Till It Bleeds
  2. Bob Dylan - The Ballad of Hollis Brown
  3. Brother Dege - Too Old to Die Young
  4. Valerie June - The Hour
  5. Stravinsky - Rite of Spring
  6. Fine Young Cannibals - She Drives Me Crazy
  7. Kobra And The Lotus - Black Velvet
  8. Secondhand Serenade - Your Call
  9. A Day To Remember - If It Means a Lot To You
  10. Alan Jackson - Where Were You



1. Bob Dylan - The Ballad of Hollis Brown
2. Valerie June - The Hour
3. PJ Harvey - Rub Till It Bleeds
4. Brother Dege - Too Old to Die Young
5. Stravinsky - Rite of Spring
6. Fine Young Cannibals - She Drives Me Crazy
7. Alan Jackson - Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning?
8. Kobra and the Lotus - Black Velvet
9. A Day to Remember - If It Means a Lot to You
10. Secondhand Serenade - Your Call

I love the song I nominated, so there's not much there to say. I love that Dylan can/could write such great songs in different ways. Comparing this song to something like "Visions of Johanna" makes me think that Dylan has a legitimate claim at the best songwriter of all-time.

I am a big fan of Valerie June. She's beautiful inside and out, and I love the way she brings country music together with soul and blues.

That PJ Harvey song makes me think I need to start listening to PJ Harvey. I'll echo the Captain's comments on it, it feels really goshdarn dirty and nasty like brushing sawdust off the back of your long unconditioned hair because you woke up in a lumber mill with a hangover for some reason.

"She Drives Me Crazy" is good and memorable with a killer chorus. Not much else to say.

That Secondhand Serenade song makes me want to say some politically incorrect things about it. I'll refrain.

The Stravinsky piece is made for cinema fiends like us. I want to chase/be chased with this playing. Ducking into canals and alleyways. This would work well in a space movie too. Gimme some X-Wings shooting at some TIE Fighters to this and the new Star Wars movies will be a million times better. (A million times zero tho...)

A Day to Remember, a song to forget. La la la. The chick sounds better than the dude tho. La la la la la la.

"Black Velvet" sounds a lot better with Alannah's rough voice. This isn't bad or good. It's just kinda there.

I think Alan Jackson meant everything he said in this song and I think he really wanted to get this song out. I know South Park has ruined this song, but at this point in my life, it's hard for me to hate on Alan Jackson for this song. I don't really know how to rate this song. I'm old enough to remember 9/11, but young enough to where perhaps I don't understand the true emotional toll it had. I do hate when people sh*t on people who turn to their faith to help them cope with traumatic events though.

If "Too Old to Die Young" is in Django Unchained, I've heard it... I just don't remember it. Been awhile. That said, I love this God vs the Devil and I'm caught in between type of stuff.



1. Brother Dege - Too Old to Die Young
2. P J Harvey - Rub 'Till It Bleeds
3. Bob Dylan - The Ballad of Hollis Brown
4. Fine Young Cannibals - She Drives Me Crazy
5. Secondhand Serenade - Your Call
6. Stravinsky - Rite of Spring "Clap-along"
7. Alan Jackson - Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)
8. A Day To Remember - If It Means a Lot To You
9. Valerie June - The Hour
10. Kobra And The Lotus - Black Velvet

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Now that lardy-ass has finally voted I can put the results of R5 up:

Brother Dege - Too Old to Die Young (76 pts)


2nd - Stravinsky - Rite of Spring "Clap-along" (68 pts)
3rd - Bob Dylan - The Ballad of Hollis Brown (66 pts)
4th - Valerie June - The Hour (65 pts)
5th - Fine Young Cannibals - She Drives Me Crazy (58 pts)
6th - P J Harvey - Rub 'Till It Bleeds (56 pts)
7th - Kobra And The Lotus - Black Velvet (50 pts)
8th - A Day To Remember - If It Means a Lot To You (41 pts)
9th - Secondhand Serenade - Your Call (38 pts)
10th - Alan Jackson - Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning) (32 pts)

Grats to ed on being another to get a second tune through to the Final

Round 6 up in a little over half an hour....