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About Revisited Projected Rankings, Jennifer wrote:
  Lead Belly - The Midnight Special (1934) 16
Dean Martin - That's Amore (1953) 15
Bing Crosby - White Christmas (1942) 14
Chuck Berry - School Days (1957) 13
The Champs - Tequila (1958) 12
Elvis Presley - That's All Right (1957) 11

Frank Sinatra - Come Fly With Me (1958) 10
Jackie Wilson - Lonely Teardrops (1958) 9
Nat "King" Cole - (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 (1946) 8
Little Anthony And The Imperials - Tears On My Pillow (1958) 7
Johnny Burnette And The Rock 'n' Roll Trio - Train Kept A-Rollin' (1956) 6

Bo Diddley - Who Do You Love? (1957) 5
Howlin' Wolf - Smokestack Lightning (1956) 4
Hank Ballard And The Midnighters - Work With Me, Annie (1954) 3
Ruth Brown - (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean (1953) 2
Hank Williams - Your Cheatin' Heart (1953) 1
Wednesday, 04.23.14 @ 18:02pm
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About Weird Al Yankovic, Roy wrote:
  Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees With Songs That Have Been Parodied By "Weird Al" Yankovic:

01. Queen
02. Tom Petty
03. Stevie Nicks
04. The Police
05. Michael Jackson
06. Madonna
07. The Kinks
08. James Brown
09. Mick Jagger
10. George Harrison
11. R.E.M
12. Nirvana
13. Donna Summer
14. Red Hot Chili Peppers
15. Aerosmith
16. U2
17. Billy Joel
Wednesday, 04.23.14 @ 14:07pm
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, Tom H. wrote:
  
Frank Sinatra - Come Fly With Me (1958)-16
Dean Martin - That's Amore (1953)-15
Bing Crosby - White Christmas (1942)-14
Nat "King" Cole - (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 (1946)-13
Little Anthony And The Imperials - Tears On My Pillow (1958)-12
Ruth Brown - (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean (1953)-11
The Champs - Tequila (1958)-10
Bo Diddley - Who Do You Love? (1957)-9
Howlin' Wolf - Smokestack Lightning (1956)-8
Jackie Wilson - Lonely Teardrops (1958)-7
Elvis Presley - That's All Right (1957)-6
Chuck Berry - School Days (1957)-5
Johnny Burnette And The Rock 'n' Roll Trio - Train Kept A-Rollin' (1956)-4
Hank Ballard And The Midnighters - Work With Me, Annie (1954)-3
Hank Williams - Your Cheatin' Heart (1953)-2
Lead Belly - The Midnight Special (1934)-1
Wednesday, 04.23.14 @ 13:18pm
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About The Song Project, Mike wrote:
  I second Ryan's protest. I actually really like the track, but it's not rap.
Wednesday, 04.23.14 @ 12:37pm
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About The Song Project, Ryan wrote:
  I'm going to protest Q.U.E.E.N.
It's at the top of my list for 2013 and it's a lock for me to vote for it in the regular May round. The problem is it is R&B and not hip hop/rap. I really want this song inducted eventually, but the Hip Hop/ Rap Special Election is not it's round.
Wednesday, 04.23.14 @ 12:23pm
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About Whitesnake, Roy wrote:
  Whitesnake

01. Jon Lord (1978-1984: keyboards; Deep Purple)
02. David Coverdale (1978-Present: vocals; Deep Purple)
03. Neil Murray (1978-1987 bass)
04. Micky Moody (1978-1984: guitar)
05. Bernie Marsden (1978-1982: guitar)
06. Dave Dowle (1978-1979: drums)
07. Ian Paice (1979-1982: drums; Deep Purple)
08. Cozy Powell (1982-1985: drums; Rainbow)
09. Mel Galley (1982-1984: guitar; Trapeze)
10. Colin Hodgkinson (1982-1984: bass)
11. John Sykes (1984-1987: guitar; Blue Murder)
12. Richard Bailey (1985: keyboards; Magnum)
13. Adrian Vandenberg (1985-1991: guitar)
14. Aynsley Dunbar (1986-1987: drums; Journey, Jefferson Starship)
15. Vivian Campbell (1987-1988: guitar)
16. Rudy Sarzo (1987-1991: bass; Quiet Riot)
17. Tommy Aldridge (1987-1991: drums; Black Oak Arkansas, Pat Travers Band)
18. Steve Vai (1989-1991: guitar)
Wednesday, 04.23.14 @ 11:14am
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About Whitesnake, Roy wrote:
  Whitesnake

01. Jon Lord (1978-1984: keyboards; Deep Purple)
02. David Coverdale (1978-Present: vocals; Deep Purple)
03. Bernie Marsden (1978-1982: guitar)
04. Micky Moody (1978-1984: guitar)
05. Neil Murray (1978-1987 bass)
06. Dave Dowle (1978-1979: drums)
07. Ian Paice (1979-1982: drums; Deep Purple)
08. Mel Galley (1982-1984: guitar; Trapeze)
09. Colin Hodgkinson (1982-1984: bass)
10. Cozy Powell (1982-1985: drums; Rainbow)
11. Richard Bailey (1985: keyboards; Magnum)
12. John Sykes (1984-1987: guitar; Blue Murder)
13. Adrian Vandenberg (1985-1991: guitar)
14. Aynsley Dunbar (1986-1987: drums; Journey, Jefferson Starship)
15. Vivian Campbell (1987-1988: guitar)
16. Rudy Sarzo (1987-1991: bass; Quiet Riot)
17. Tommy Aldridge (1987-1991: drums; Black Oak Arkansas, Pat Travers Band)
18. Steve Vai (1989-1991: guitar)
Wednesday, 04.23.14 @ 11:01am
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About Whitesnake, Roy wrote:
  Whitesnake

01. Jon Lord (1978-1984: keyboards; Deep Purple)
02. David Coverdale (1978-Present: vocals; Deep Purple)
03. Bernie Marsden (1978-1982: guitar)
04. Micky Moody (1978-1984: guitar)
05. Neil Murray (1978-1982: bass)
06. Dave Dowle (1978-1979: drums)
07. Ian Paice (1979-1982: drums; Deep Purple)
08. Mel Galley (1982-1984: guitar; Trapeze)
09. Colin Hodgkinson (1982-1984: bass)
10. Cozy Powell (1982-1985: drums; Rainbow)
11. Richard Bailey (1985: keyboards; Magnum)
12. John Sykes (1984-1987: guitar; Blue Murder)
13. Adrian Vandenberg (1985-1991: guitar)
14. Aynsley Dunbar (1986-1987: drums; Journey, Jefferson Starship)
15. Vivian Campbell (1987-1988: guitar)
16. Rudy Sarzo (1987-1991: bass; Quiet Riot)
17. Tommy Aldridge (1987-1991: drums; Black Oak Arkansas, Pat Travers Band)
18. Steve Vai (1989-1991: guitar)
Wednesday, 04.23.14 @ 10:30am
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About The Song Project, Darren wrote:
  Nominations are now closed.

We will now have one day of review to determine if any songs have been nominated inappropriately. If you feel that any of the nominated songs shouldn't be included in this genre, please lodge a protest. Any song that receives 3 protests will be disqualified from this genre vote. As nominations are closed, if one of your song is disqualified, you will not be allowed to name a replacement because there wouldn't be time for a full day of review for any replacement nominations.

Here are the nominees that are up for review:

Bone Thugs-n-Harmony ft. 2Pac - Thug Luv (1997)
Busta Rhymes And Janet Jackson - What's It Gonna Be?
Chamillionaire feat. Krayzie Bone - Ridin' (2006)
Dizzee Rascal - Fix Up, Look Sharp
DJ Kool - Let Me Clear My Throat (1996)
DMX - Party Up (Up in Here) (1999)
Dr. Dre (feat. Eminem And Skylar Grey) - I Need a Doctor (2011)
Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg - Still D.R.E. (1999)
Drake - Started From the Bottom (2013)
Eminem feat. Rihanna - Love The Way You Lie (2010)
Everlast - What It's Like (1998)
Flipsyde - Someday (2005)
Flo Rida feat. T-Pain - Low
Immortal Technique - Dance With The Devil (2001)
Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu - Q.U.E.E.N. (2013)
Jay-Z - Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem) (1998)
Jay-Z and Kanye West - Ni**as in Paris (2011)
Kanye West - Monster (2010)
Kanye West - Runaway Feat. Pusha T (2010)
Kendrick Lamar feat. Jay Rock - Money Trees
Killer Mike - Reagan (2012)
Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz feat. Ying Yang Twins - Get Low (2002)
Ludacris - Southern Hospitality (2000)
Lupe Fiasco - Kick, Push (2006)
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton - Can't Hold Us (2012)
Missy Elliot - The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)(1997)
N.E.R.D. - Rockstar (2001)
Puff Daddy feat. Lil Kim, The LOX & The Notorious B.I.G. - All About the Benjamins (1997)
R. Kelly - Ignition (Remix) (2003)
Snoop Dogg feat. Pharrell Williams - Drop It Like It's Hot (2004)
T.I. - What You Know (2006)
The Game - Hate It or Love It
The Roots feat. Cody ChesnuTT - The Seed 2.0 (2002)
Three 6 Mafia - It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp (2005)
Wu Tang Clan - Triumph (1997)

Review will end and voting will begin at 11:55 PM Central on Wednesday the 23rd.
Wednesday, 04.23.14 @ 01:53am
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, jtrichey wrote:
  1. Chuck Berry - School Days (1957)
2. Bo Diddley - Who Do You Love? (1957)
3. Howlin' Wolf - Smokestack Lightning (1956)
4. Hank Williams - Your Cheatin' Heart (1953)
5. Hank Ballard And The Midnighters - Work With Me, Annie (1954)
6. Johnny Burnette And The Rock 'n' Roll Trio - Train Kept A-Rollin' (1956)
7. Ruth Brown - (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean (1953)
8. The Champs - Tequila (1958)
9. Frank Sinatra - Come Fly With Me (1958)
10. Little Anthony And The Imperials - Tears On My Pillow (1958)
11. Jackie Wilson - Lonely Teardrops (1958)
12. Elvis Presley - That's All Right (1957)
13. Nat "King" Cole - (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 (1946)
14. Dean Martin - That's Amore (1953)
15. Lead Belly - The Midnight Special (1934)
16. Bing Crosby - White Christmas (1942)
Wednesday, 04.23.14 @ 00:31am
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, John R.C. wrote:
  Ruth Brown - (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean (1953) - 16
Nat "King" Cole - (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 (1946)
Howlin' Wolf - Smokestack Lightning (1956)
Johnny Burnette And The Rock 'n' Roll Trio - Train Kept A-Rollin' (1956)
Hank Ballard And The Midnighters - Work With Me, Annie (1954)
Elvis Presley - That's All Right (1957)
Jackie Wilson - Lonely Teardrops (1958)
Lead Belly - The Midnight Special (1934)
Hank Williams - Your Cheatin' Heart (1953)
Little Anthony And The Imperials - Tears On My Pillow (1958)
Frank Sinatra - Come Fly With Me (1958)
Chuck Berry - School Days (1957)
Bing Crosby - White Christmas (1942)
Bo Diddley - Who Do You Love? (1957)
Dean Martin - That's Amore (1953)
The Champs - Tequila (1958) - 1
Tuesday, 04.22.14 @ 23:45pm
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, Darren wrote:
  I'm going to be on the road (I'm going to see Queens of the Stone Age in St. Paul) and away from my computer from Monday, May 5th through Wednesday, May 7th. To accomodate this, I'd like to suggest the following schedule to keep the project on track (all dates are when these phases of the project end at 10 PM):

Pre-1960 Round 4 Final Ranking - Thursday the 24th

Pre-1960 Round 5 Nominations - Saturday the 26th
Pre-1960 Round 5 Initial Ranking - Monday the 28th
Pre-1960 Round 5 Final Ranking - Wednesday the 30th

Pre-1960 Round 6 Initial Ranking (only 44 eligible songs remaining) - Friday the 2nd
Pre-1960 Round 6 Final Ranking - Sunday the 4th

1960s - Round 1 Nominations - Saturday the 11th

From that point on, we'll be back on the usual schedule.
Tuesday, 04.22.14 @ 23:28pm
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, PopeCharming wrote:
  Yikes...I didn't see your ranking until I posted mine, Darren. So strange that our preferences are nearly the inverse of one another's!
Tuesday, 04.22.14 @ 23:21pm
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, PopeCharming wrote:
  Ruth Brown - (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean (1953)- 16
Lead Belly - The Midnight Special (1934)- 15
Elvis Presley - That's All Right (1957)- 14
Jackie Wilson - Lonely Teardrops (1958)- 13
Bing Crosby - White Christmas (1942)- 12
Johnny Burnette - Train Kept A-Rollin' (1956)- 11
Little Anthony And The Imperials - Tears On My Pillow (1958)- 10
The Champs - Tequila (1958)- 9
Hank Ballard And The Midnighters - Work With Me, Annie (1954)- 8
Howlin' Wolf - Smokestack Lightning (1956)- 7
Frank Sinatra - Come Fly With Me (1958)- 6
Hank Williams - Your Cheatin' Heart (1953)- 5
Chuck Berry - School Days (1957)- 4
Nat "King" Cole - (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 (1946)- 3
Bo Diddley - Who Do You Love? (1957)- 2
Dean Martin - That's Amore (1953)- 1
Tuesday, 04.22.14 @ 23:19pm
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About The Song Project, Josh wrote:
  I guess I'll participate

Flo Rida ft T-Pain - Low
R. Kelly - Ignition (Remix)
Tuesday, 04.22.14 @ 23:17pm
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, Darren wrote:
  Hank Williams - Your Cheatin' Heart (1953) - 16
Bo Diddley - Who Do You Love? (1957) - 15
Frank Sinatra - Come Fly With Me (1958) - 14
Chuck Berry - School Days (1957) - 13
Hank Ballard And The Midnighters - Work With Me, Annie (1954) - 12
Bing Crosby - White Christmas (1942) - 11
Johnny Burnette And The Rock 'n' Roll Trio - Train Kept A-Rollin' (1956) - 10
Nat "King" Cole - (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 (1946) - 9
Dean Martin - That's Amore (1953) - 8
Howlin' Wolf - Smokestack Lightning (1956) - 7
The Champs - Tequila (1958) - 6
Jackie Wilson - Lonely Teardrops (1958) - 5
Little Anthony And The Imperials - Tears On My Pillow (1958) - 4
Elvis Presley - That's All Right (1957) - 3
Lead Belly - The Midnight Special (1934) - 2
Ruth Brown - (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean (1953) - 1
Tuesday, 04.22.14 @ 23:16pm
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, Darren wrote:
  Initial tiebreaker voting is now closed for Round 4 (of 6) of ranking for the Pre-1960 Top 100.

These 16 songs scored highest in the tiebreaker and have been selected to be eligible for ranking between 56 and 70 in the Pre-1960 Top 100:

Bing Crosby - White Christmas (1942)
Bo Diddley - Who Do You Love? (1957)
Chuck Berry - School Days (1957)
Dean Martin - That's Amore (1953)
Elvis Presley - That's All Right (1957)
Frank Sinatra - Come Fly With Me (1958)
Hank Ballard And The Midnighters - Work With Me, Annie (1954)
Hank Williams - Your Cheatin' Heart (1953)
Howlin' Wolf - Smokestack Lightning (1956)
Jackie Wilson - Lonely Teardrops (1958)
Johnny Burnette And The Rock 'n' Roll Trio - Train Kept A-Rollin' (1956)
Lead Belly - The Midnight Special (1934)
Little Anthony And The Imperials - Tears On My Pillow (1958)
Nat "King" Cole - (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 (1946)
Ruth Brown - (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean (1953)
The Champs - Tequila (1958)


These 16 songs will now be involved in the final ranking process, which will determine the #56-#70 rankings in the Pre-1960 Top 100.

To vote, rank all 16 songs in order of preference. The top-ranked song will get 16 points, the second-ranked song will get 15, etc.

Only the top 15 songs will be ranked this round. The song that finishes in last place will not be placed in the final rankings, but will go back into the pool of remaining songs for Round 5 voting.

Voting will end at 10 PM Central on Thursday, the 24th.
Tuesday, 04.22.14 @ 23:10pm
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, Jennifer wrote:
  Burl Ives - (Ghost) Riders In The Sky (1949) 20
Lead Belly - The Midnight Special (1934) 19
Frank Sinatra - Come Fly With Me (1958) 18
Frank Sinatra - I've Got You Under My Skin (1955) 17
Dean Martin - That's Amore (1953) 16

Chuck Berry - School Days (1957) 15
Bing Crosby - White Christmas (1942) 14
Elvis Presley - That's All Right (1957) 13
Nat "King" Cole - (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 (1946) 12
Jackie Wilson - Lonely Teardrops (1958) 11

The Champs - Tequila (1958) 10
Scott Joplin - The Entertainer (1902) 9
Lavern Baker - Jim Dandy (1956) 8
Bo Diddley - Who Do You Love? (1957) 7
Johnny Burnette And The Rock 'n' Roll Trio - Train Kept A-Rollin' (1956) 6

Howlin' Wolf - Smokestack Lightning (1956) 5
Little Anthony And The Imperials - Tears On My Pillow (1958) 4
The Drifters - Money Honey (1953) 3
Muddy Waters - Hoochie Coochie Man (1954) 2
The Platters - Only You (And You Alone) (1955) 1
Tuesday, 04.22.14 @ 22:55pm
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About The Song Project, John R.C. wrote:
  My nomintation from the Three 6 Mafia should be called "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp".
Tuesday, 04.22.14 @ 21:55pm
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About The Song Project, Lax31 wrote:
  My nominations for this part of the special election is as follows.


Wu Tang Clan - Triumph (1997)
Kanye West - Monster (2010)

Hoping these are legitimate,

Lax31
Tuesday, 04.22.14 @ 21:19pm
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About Jack Johnson, Karl Singleton wrote:
  OK. For starters, Jack Johnson has done NOTHING for rock. I mean, this guy is almost children's music. There are song titles that make him sound like he's a children's artist. Examples: "Banana Pancakes", "Bubble Toes", "Upside Down" and "Flake". Those are not titles for rock songs. So, R&RHOF PLEASE DO NOT LET HIM IN!!
Tuesday, 04.22.14 @ 19:20pm
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About The Album Project, Greg F wrote:
  For next month's vote I'm considering putting aside Green Day- 21st Century Breakdown since it hasn't done well since I first nominated in January. Instead I've thinking about moving on to any of these albums.

The Monkees- Headquarters (1967)
The Monkees- Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd (1967)
N.E.R.D.- In Search of... (2001)
Lupe Fiasco- Food & Liquor (2006)
Hall & Oates- Abandoned Luncheonette (1973)
Chic- C'est Chic (1978)
Tori Amos- Boys For Pele (1996)
Danny Brown- XXX (2010)
Kate Bush- Never For Ever (1980)
The Avalanches- Since I Left You (2000)
Orbital- In Sides (1996)
Pantera- Far Beyond Driven (1994)
Tuesday, 04.22.14 @ 19:14pm
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About The Commodores, Roy wrote:
  The Commodores

01. Lionel Richie (1968-1977: vocals, saxophone, drums, piano)
02. Thomas McClary (1968-Present: lead guitar)
03. Milan Williams (1968-1989: keyboards, trombone, rhythm guitar)
04. William King (1968-Present: trumpet, rhythm guitar, synthesizer)
05. Ronald LaPread (1968-1985: bass guitar, trumpet)
06. Walter Orange (1968-Present: vocals, drums)
07. J.D. Nicholas (1985-Present: vocals; Heatwave)
Tuesday, 04.22.14 @ 16:56pm
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About The Song Project, Gassman wrote:
  Nominations:

Kanye West - Runaway Feat. Pusha T (2010)
Killer Mike - Reagan (2012)
Tuesday, 04.22.14 @ 14:10pm
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About The Song Project, Paul K wrote:
  T.I. - What You Know (2006)
Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz/Ying Yang Twins - Get Low (2002)
Tuesday, 04.22.14 @ 12:23pm
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About The Song Project, Darren wrote:
  Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu - Q.U.E.E.N. (2013)
Ludacris - Southern Hospitality (2000)
Tuesday, 04.22.14 @ 12:02pm
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About Blood Sweat and Tears, Roy wrote:
  Al Kooper founded the group, so he will be included in the induction.
Tuesday, 04.22.14 @ 08:40am
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About Matthew Sweet, Shawn wrote:
  He should be in the Hall of Fame!
Tuesday, 04.22.14 @ 08:35am
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About The Song Project, SotN wrote:
  You know...someday I'm going to remember what a schedule is. Since many of the people I would have nominated have gotten songs nominated and I want to avoid splitting, I'll go with:

DMX - Party Up (Up in Here) (1999)
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton - Can't Hold Us (2012)
Tuesday, 04.22.14 @ 02:04am
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, PopeCharming wrote:
  I'll put The Platters' "Only You" on my 1-point spot, pushing out Sinatra's "Come Fly with Me". Everything else remains the same.
Tuesday, 04.22.14 @ 02:03am
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, Darren wrote:
  The Platters - Only You (And You Alone) (1955) was mistakenly left off of the list of eligible songs. If you'd like to change your ballot to include this song, please tell me which two songs you'd like it between in your rankings.

As a result of this oversight (and me not correcting it until now), this vote will now end at 10 PM Central on Tuesday, final rankings will now end at 10 PM Central on Thursday and next round's replacement nominations will be 2 days rather than 3.
Tuesday, 04.22.14 @ 01:49am
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About The Song Project, Logan wrote:
  Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg - Still D.R.E. (1999)
Snoop Dogg & Pharrell Williams - Drop It Like It's Hot (2004)
Tuesday, 04.22.14 @ 00:06am
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About The Song Project, Austin wrote:
  Jay-Z - Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem) (1998)
Immortal Technique - Dance With The Devil (2001)

Tom, I think "What It's Like" is a very suitable choice for this genre. It's just as much hip-hop as it is blues rock, and it has my vote.
Monday, 04.21.14 @ 23:57pm
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About the Rock Hall Pyramid, PopeCharming wrote:
  I'll play along:

Favorites: The Beatles, Elton John, Queen, CSN, Linda Ronstadt, Cat Stevens, The Beach Boys, Ruth Brown, Joni Mitchell.

Most unworthy: For me, Percy Sledge, Laura Nyro, and Del Shannon stand out.

Loudest other than metal: The Kinks

Quietest: George Harrison, John Deacon (Queen)

Most civilized: Cat, Smokey, Bruce

Weirdest: I agree with the consensus, Michael Jackson and Frank Zappa. Distantly tied for third includes Flavor Flav, Lennon ("I'm starting a new religion, and I'm calling it baggism"), Sly Stone.

Nicest: I'd like to think Buddy Holly would get this one, if he were still alive.

Meanest: Jerry Lee Lewis, Sid Vicious, Little Willie John. If we remove people who probably killed someone from contention, Paul Stanley's complete lack of grace during the induction process stands out.

Most influential besides Beatles, Elvis and Chuck:
Dylan, Buddy Holly, Led Zep, Hendrix

Most snubbed before finally inducted: Hall and Oates.

Should have been first ballot: Genesis, Black Sabbath, Queen.

Best hip hop: I don't much care for it, but even I would concede Public Enemy's suitability.

Best outside US and UK: If Joni Mitchell and Neil Young still count as Canadian, I'm going with them. Bob Marley, too. But I hope that someday Plastic People of the Universe will get in.

Beat induction year: 1986, 1988, 1994, 2014
Monday, 04.21.14 @ 23:30pm
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About The Song Project, jtrichey wrote:
  nom:

Flipsyde - Someday (2005)
Monday, 04.21.14 @ 23:29pm
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About the Rock Hall Pyramid, Alec wrote:
  1. Your favorite inductees (You can pick at least 7)?
Prince, The Beatles, James Brown, Public Enemy, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, The Rolling Stones, Beastie Boys, Louis Jordan, Michael Jackson, Little Richard, Sly & the Family Stone, Frank Zappa, Stevie Wonder, Parliament-Funkadelic, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Buddy Holly, The Miracles, The Beach Boys, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Booker T. & the MGs, Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, Carole King, Run-DMC, Chuck Berry, David Bowie, The Drifters, Fats Domino, Miles Davis, The Velvet Underground and Nirvana.
2. Least deserving inductee (anyone but Madonna, ABBA, or any Hip Hop inductees*)?
The Small Faces/Faces, The Hollies, and The Ventures
3. Most loudest inductee (outside the Metal genre)?
The Who, The Kinks, Public Enemy, Sex Pistols and Muddy Waters
4. Most quiet inductee?
James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, and Linda Rondnstadt
6. Most civilized inductee?
Bruce Springsteen, Chuck D, Smokey Robinson, Curtis Mayfield, Fats Domino and Darlene Love
7. Most weird inductee?
Michael Jackson, Sly Stone, George Clinton, Flava Flav, Prince, Frank Zappa, Dr. John, and Brian Wilson.
8. Most mean inductee?
John Fogerty (CCR), Ike Turner, Jerry Lee Lewis, Eddie Van Halen, Axl Rose, and Mike Love (Beach Boys)
9. Most nicest inductee?
Fats Domino, Smokey Robinson, Carole King and Curtis Mayfield
10.. Most influential besides The Beatles, Elvis Presley, and Chuck Berry?
Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Jimi Hendrix, Little Richard, James Brown, Muddy Waters and Robert Johnson
11. Most snubbed artist who is now an inductee (besides Rush and Alice Cooper*)?
Dr. John and the Miracles
12. Inductee that should have been first-ballot (again, don't answer Rush*)?
David Bowie, Velvet Underground, Frank Zappa, Beastie Boys, Patti Smith, Joni Mitchell, Black Sabbath and The Stooges
13. Favorite Hip-Hop inductee?
Public Enemy, then Beastie Boys, then Run-DMC, then Grandmaster Flash & the Furious 5 (Cant wait to see NWA and LL Cool J get in)
14. Favorite inductee outside of the U.S. and the U.K.?
Bob Marley or Jimmy Cliff
15. Favorite induction year?
1988, 1986, 2001, 2004, 1997
Monday, 04.21.14 @ 23:04pm
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About the 2014 Inductees, Roy wrote:
  Maybe they are waiting until after the ceremony is televised on HBO to complete the bios.
Monday, 04.21.14 @ 22:54pm
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About The Song Project, Ryan wrote:
  The Roots featuring Cody ChesnuTT- The Seed 2.0 (2002)
Missy Elliot The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)(1997)
Monday, 04.21.14 @ 22:41pm
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About The Song Project, John R.C. wrote:
  Three 6 Mafia - It's Hard Out There For a Pimp (2005)
Dr. Dre (feat Eminem & Skylar Grey) - I Need a Doctor (2011)
Monday, 04.21.14 @ 22:14pm
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About Ricky Nelson, dezmond wrote:
  There is at least a paragraph or two in your write up that reads word for word Nelson's entry at Allmusic.com. Must just be a remarkable coincidence.
Monday, 04.21.14 @ 22:10pm
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