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About The Song Project, Mike wrote:
  Nominations:

SWV - Right Here
Aimee Mann - Save Me
Robyn & Royksopp - Do It Again (2014)
Tuesday, 06.2.15 @ 08:52am
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About The Song Project, dmg wrote:
  Artist nomination:

J.J. Cale
Tuesday, 06.2.15 @ 07:21am
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About the 2015 Inductees, Ben wrote:
  Enig,

Sorry you had so much trouble with Other Forums on the Site. There seems to be anti prog Rock individuals. I certainly support a bunch of Prog Rock. I too am not a Huge Rush fan. I like and appreciate them. I attended 1 Concert of their in Dec 1982. I do love Yes and ELP for sure. Yes seem to be getting close to going in the Hall. There is of course the Moodys. I like lots and lots of Rock that isn't Prog. I loved it over the Years when those like the Who, Cream, CCR, The Doors, Allman B Band, Led Zeppelin Neil Young and Fleetwood Mac all went in. Those are all in. A lot of Prog Rock as we know has not gone in. The Hall somehow went in other directions.
Tuesday, 06.2.15 @ 05:41am
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About Europe, KING wrote:
  NO to Europe RRHOF. Not enough musical excellence or volume of greatness. Great you mentioned Jake E Lee and Badlands, Dameon. I am a big fan of Jake E Lee and the Badlands song Dreams In The Dark. Europe's career was like a comet with The Final Countdown. Never liked Europe's music. Preferred Dokken and White Lion. KING
Tuesday, 06.2.15 @ 04:33am
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About Roxy Music, KING wrote:
  Starting to think Roxy Music could receive an induction this year. Eno & Ferry are respected in music community and they might be a good alternative choice to others. I think people are reviewing their collection and finding it quite brilliant. Their influence is a wide swath from Rush to U2 to Morrissey and Duran Duran. That's strong influence. Avalon is my FAV because I love Avalon and More Than This although the rest of album excellent too. KING
Tuesday, 06.2.15 @ 04:08am
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About The Song Project, John R.C. wrote:
  Sorry, it should be read as "Dance With My Father" for the Luther Vandross nomination.
Tuesday, 06.2.15 @ 02:51am
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About The Song Project, John R.C. wrote:
  Luther Vandross - Dancing With My Father (2004)
Family of the Year - Hero (2012)

Artist Vote:

The Bee Gees
Tuesday, 06.2.15 @ 02:50am
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About The Song Project, Logan wrote:
  Deep Blue Something - Breakfast at Tiffany's (1993)
Don Henley - All She Wants to Do Is Dance (1984)

Artist - Bob Dylan
Tuesday, 06.2.15 @ 02:39am
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About The Song Project, jtrichey wrote:
  noms:

R.E.M. - Nightswimming (1992)
The Cars - Shake It Up (1981)
Kendrick Lamar - i (2014)
Monday, 06.1.15 @ 23:59pm
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About The Album Project, jtrichey wrote:
  nom:

Barenaked Ladies - Stunt (1998)
Monday, 06.1.15 @ 23:53pm
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About The Song Project, dmg wrote:
  Song nominations:

The Moody Blues - Question (1970)
Billy Idol - Cradle of Love (1990)
Coldplay - Magic (2014)

Genre nomination:

Instrumentals
Monday, 06.1.15 @ 21:15pm
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About Duran Duran, KING wrote:
  Great groups like Prince, REM, U2, Metallica pretty much made it 1st ballot so it's strange Duran Duran has yet to receive a nomination. It's now 10 years. What gives? I think it would be interesting to compare REM & Duran Duran. Why is REM more highly regarded than Duran Duran that they were put in right away? They could have put Duran Duran in year 3 nobody would have had a complaint about it. KING
Monday, 06.1.15 @ 19:51pm
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About The Song Project, Darren wrote:
  dmg - Sure, no problem. The Beatles - Paperback Writer (1966) is automatically nominated for the June Song Project vote.
Monday, 06.1.15 @ 18:01pm
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About The Song Project, dmg wrote:
  Hi Darren - could we have The Beatles - Paperback Writer (1966) added as an automatic nomination for the general vote due to an error in May's artist vote? Thanks!! And hope you feel better!
Monday, 06.1.15 @ 17:09pm
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About The Album Project, Darren wrote:
  The Album Project:

Nominations for this month are now open. Every voter can nominate one album from 2014 and one album from 2014 or prior to 2014. Nominations will end at 10 PM Central on the 4th.


The following albums are automatically nominated as the result of losing the tiebreaker in last month's Album Project Vote or Genre Project Votes:

Kanye West - 808's and Heartbreak (2008)
Public Enemy - Yo! Bum Rush The Show (1987)
Tom Waits - Bad As Me (2011)

Each voter must vote for exactly 6 albums to have their ballot count.

There will be 5 days of voting, ending at 10 PM Central on the 9th. The top 5 vote-getters will be inducted, with a tiebreaker taking place if necessary.


The Genre Vote:

The following genres are automatically nominated as a result of losing the previous genre selection vote (or were nominated last month, when there wasn't a genre vote), but receiving at least three nominations:

80's Pop
Art Rock/Progressive Rock
Electronic
Female Pop Stars
Female Singer-Songwriters of the 80's & 90's
Jazz


Each voter will be allowed to nominate one additional genre this month if they choose to do so. Nominations will end at 10 PM Central on the 3rd.


"Revisited/Projected Acts with 3 Albums or Less" is ineligible for nomination until July, as it was the selected genre from December.

"90s British Rock/Pop" is ineligible for nomination until August, as it was the selected genre from January.

"Punk" is ineligible for nomination until September, as it was the selected genre from February.

"70's R&B" is ineligible for nomination until October, as it was the selected genre from March.

"90's American Alternative Rock" is ineligible for nomination until November, as it was the selected genre from April.

"Hip Hop/Rap" is ineligible for nomination until December, as it was the selected genre from May.

"Metal" is now once again eligible for nomination, after spending six months ineligible.


Every voter will be able to vote for 5 nominated album genres. Any genre that receives less than 4 votes in the genre selection will not be automatically nominated for the genre vote next month (any genre that receives 4 votes, but doesn't with the selection vote would be automatically nominated).

There will be three days of voting, ending at 10 PM Central on the 7th, followed by a discussion period to nail down the specifics of the votes (which albums qualify for the genre, whether or not there will be an early influence vote, whether or not the genre will be split along chronological or other lines, etc.). The discussion period will continue until the conclusion of the Album Project voting (which may or may not require a tiebreaker).

There will be 2 days of nominations for the genre vote, followed by 1 day of review. Any voter can lodge a protest against a nominated album, but only if they feel that the album is being nominated inapproriately. Any album that receives 3 protests will be disqualified from the genre vote. There will be 5 days of voting with the same rules as the Album Project vote.


The Artist Vote:

The 2nd through the 4th (3 days) - Nominations for the Artist Vote will take place. Any voter can nominate one Artist that hasn't already been selected for the Artist Vote.

The 5th through the 9th (5 days) - Artist Vote selection voting will take place. Voters will be allowed to vote for five nominated artists. The artist that receives the most votes will be the selected artist for the month. In the event of a tie, there will be a two day tiebreaker vote. The winner will be selected for the month. The loser(s) will NOT be automatically selected for the next month.

The 17th (approx.) through the 20th (3 days) - Nominations for the selected artist will take place. Everyone will be allowed to nominate 1 album by the selected artist. If the selected artist has a small enough discography of eligible albums, nominations may be skipped with all eligible albums being eligible for the vote.

The 21st (approx.) through the 25th (5 days) - Voting will take place. Voters can vote for exactly five nominated albums. The two albums that receive the most votes will be inducted into the Album Project. In the event of a tie, there will be a two day tiebreaker vote. Tiebreaker losers will be automatically nominated for the next month's Album Project vote.
Monday, 06.1.15 @ 17:04pm
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About The Song Project, Darren wrote:
  The Song Project:

Nominations for this month are now open. Every voter can nominate one song from 2014 and two songs from 2014 or earlier. Nominations will end at 10 PM Central on the 4th.

Voting will begin at 10 PM Central on the 4th and conclude at 10 PM Central on the 9th.

The following songs are automatically nominated as a result of losing a tiebreaker in last month's Song Project Vote or in last month's Genre Votes or because an artist with a song in Voter's Choice had a different song inducted into the Project previously:

Carl Douglas - Kung Fu Fighting (1974)
Future Islands - Seasons (Waiting On You) (2014)
Kacey Musgraves - Follow Your Arrow (2013)
The Orions - The Wah-Watusi (1962)


Each voter will be required to vote for exactly 12 songs for their ballot to be counted. There will be 5 days of voting, ending at 10 PM Central on the 9th. The top 10 vote-getters will be inducted, with a tiebreaker taking place if necessary.


The Genre Vote:

The following genres are automatically nominated as a result of losing the genre selection vote in May, but receiving at least 4 votes:

80's Rock Hits
Artists with 0 Songs inducted in the Song Project
Industrial
Movie, TV & Broadway Musicals
Religious
The British Invasion

Each voter will be allowed to nominate one additional genre this month if they choose to do so. Nominations will end at 10 PM Central on the 4th.


"Country" is ineligible for nomination until July, as it was the selected genre from December.

"One-Hit Wonder" is ineligible for nomination until August, as it was the selected genre from January.

"70's Classic and Hard Rock" is ineligible for nomination until September, as it was the selected genre from February.

"Art/Experimental/Progressive Rock" is ineligible for nomination until October, as it was the selected genre from March.

"50's Rock/Pop" is ineligible for nomination until November, as it was the selected genre from April.

"Disco And Dance Pop" is ineligible for nomination until December, as it was the selected genre from May.

"Revisited/Projected Acts With 2 Songs or Less" is now once again eligible for nomination, after spending six months ineligible.


There will be three days of voting, ending at 10 PM Central on the 7th, followed by a discussion period to nail down the specifics of the votes (which songs qualify for the genre, whether or not there will be an early influence vote, whether or not the genre will be split along chronological or other lines, etc.). The discussion period will continue until the conclusion of the Song Project voting (which may or may not require a tiebreaker).

Each voter will be allowed to vote for 5 genres (regardless of how many genres are nominated overall). Any genre that receives less than 4 votes in the genre selection will not be automatically nominated for the genre vote next month (any genre that receives 4 votes, but doesn't win the selection vote would be automatically nominated).


There will be 2 days of nominations for the genre vote, followed by 1 day of review. Any voter can lodge a protest against a nominated song, but only if they feel that the song is being nominated inapproriately. Any song that receives 3 protests will be disqualified from the genre vote. There will be 5 days of voting with the same rules as the Song Project vote.


The Artist Vote:

The 2nd through the 4th (3 days) - Nominations for the Artist Vote will take place. Any voter can nominate one Artist that hasn't already been selected for the Artist Vote.

The 5th through the 9th (5 days) - Artist Vote selection voting will take place. Voters will be allowed to vote for five nominated artists. The artist that receives the most votes will be the selected artist for the month. In the event of a tie, there will be a two day tiebreaker vote. The winner will be selected for the month. The loser(s) will NOT be automatically selected for the next month.

The 17th (approx.) through the 20th (3 days) - Nominations for the selected artist will take place. Everyone will be allowed to nominate 1 song by the selected artist.

The 21st (approx.) through the 25th (5 days) - Voting will take place. Voters can vote for exactly five nominated songs. The three songs that receive the most votes will be inducted into the Song Project. In the event of a tie, there will be a two day tiebreaker vote. Tiebreaker losers will be automatically nominated for the next month's Song Project vote.
Monday, 06.1.15 @ 16:53pm
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About The Album Project, Darren wrote:
  Sorry, guys, I've been feeling sick lately and the start of the month snuck up on me. I'll have the introduction write-ups ready for both project soon and we'll extend the deadlines by one day this month. All previously posted nominations will be included.
Monday, 06.1.15 @ 16:45pm
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About The Song Project, Darren wrote:
  Sorry, guys, I've been feeling sick lately and the start of the month snuck up on me. I'll have the introduction write-ups ready for both project soon and we'll extend the deadlines by one day this month. All previously posted nominations will be included.
Monday, 06.1.15 @ 16:44pm
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, The_Claw wrote:
  1. Muddy Waters
2. Tina Turner
3. John Lee Hooker
4. Dr. Dre
5. George Michael
6. Mariah Carey
7. Alanis Morissette
8. Beyoncé
9. Carole King
10. The Fugees
11. Booker T & The MG's
12. Alicia Keys
13. Phil Collins
14. The Commodores
15. The Chemical Brothers
16. Tears for Fears
17. Lenny Kravitz
18. The Roots
19. A Tribe Called Quest
20. Fatboy Slim
21. Chubby Checker
22. Garbage
23. Dr. John
24. The Jesus and Mary Chain
25. The Moonglows
26. Patsy Cline
27. No Doubt
28. Wilco
29. The Dells
30. Foreigner
Monday, 06.1.15 @ 16:15pm
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About The Song Project, Nick wrote:
  My Artist Vote Nomination for June 2015 will be Van Morrison.

My Genre Vote Nomination for June 2015 will be Cover Songs.
Monday, 06.1.15 @ 15:36pm
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About The Song Project, Nick wrote:
  June 2015 Nominations:
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble: Cold Shot (1984)
The Isley Brothers: This Old Heart of Mine (1966)
Monday, 06.1.15 @ 15:34pm
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About The Song Project, Austin wrote:
  Fleetwood Mac - Never Going Back Again (1977)
Johnny Cash - Don't Take Your Guns to Town (1958)

Lana Del Rey - West Coast (2014)



Genre Vote-
Hair Metal and Power Ballads

Artist -
Wire
Monday, 06.1.15 @ 14:10pm
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About the 2015 Inductees, Paul in KY wrote:
  Good points there, Dez.
Monday, 06.1.15 @ 14:08pm
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About The Song Project, Paul K wrote:
  Nominations:
APB - (I'd Like to) Shoot You Down (1981)
Hüsker Dü - Don't Want to Know If You Are Lonely (1986)
Taylor Swift - Blank Space (2014)

Genre: Emo/Post-hardcore/Hardcore Punk

Artist Vote: Townes Van Zandt
Monday, 06.1.15 @ 14:01pm
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About The Immortals, Roy wrote:
  Biz Markie * Digital Underground
Monday, 06.1.15 @ 13:42pm
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About the 2015 Inductees, Dezmond wrote:
  In the Dez Hall of Fame, Brian Eno would already be inducted twice. Once as a member of Roxy Music, and secondly under Musical Excellence for all of his production work with artists like David Bowie, Talking Heads, U2, etc. And he didn't simply produce those records. With each of those bands (and others), he essentially became a new member of the band, helping to craft the songs and playing on them. I guess my Musical Excellence induction could also cover his own solo career, during which he help pioneer an entirely new genre of music.

Meanwhile, Ringo would have to be happy with his single, much deserved, induction with The Beatles.

That's how it would be in the Dez Hall of Fame!
Monday, 06.1.15 @ 13:37pm
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About the 2015 Inductees, Dezmond wrote:
  I really started thinking about the discrepancies this weekend after watching the ceremonies. I've been listening to a lot of Talking Heads lately, especially the records they made with Brian Eno producing. To think that Ringo Starr has been inducted twice, while Brian Eno is not even in the Hall, or actually has not even been nominated in any form, is patently absurd.

I believe in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in principle and I believe in the mission, but the execution of that stated mission is infuriating. Once again. Ringo Starr: 2. Brian Eno: 0. What?
Monday, 06.1.15 @ 13:32pm
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About the 2015 Inductees, Dezmond wrote:
  Watching the Rockhall ceremonies just reinforced the fact that Ringo Starr has no place beyond the Beatles in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. That montage of drummers talking about Ringo's influence as a drummer was great, but it was all relevant to his work as a Beatle. FOR WHICH HE HAS ALREADY BEEN INDUCTED. McCartney's induction speech was nice and warm. While he did mention seeing Ringo play in Rory and the Hurricanes, the vast bulk of his speech pertained to Ringo as a Beatle. FOR WHICH HE HAS ALREADY BEEN INDUCTED. Ringo's own acceptance speech was not surprisingly amusing, but what did he talk about? A little about his pre-Beatles life, but most pertained to the Beatles. FOR WHICH HE HAS ALREADY BEEN INDUCTED. He played four songs, if you include the all star jam at the end. "Boys," "It's Not Easy," "I Wanna Be Your Man" and "With A Little Help From My Friends." One is from his solo career, the other three date to his time as a Beatle. FOR WHICH HE HAS ALREADY BEEN INDUCTED. Strip away all things related to the Beatles, since, as I might have mentioned, he has already been honored for being a Beatle, and then what do you have? Not a Hallworthy artist. Would he be in for a second time if he had not been a Beatle? No. Mainly because there would not have been a McCartney around to strong arm the Committee to put Ringo in in the first place. Ridiculous. You don't get inducted twice for the same work. So you have to set everything he did as a Beatle aside and just look at what is left. It might be some good stuff. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame stuff? Hell no.
Monday, 06.1.15 @ 13:18pm
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About Young Thug, SP wrote:
  THUGGER THUGGER
Monday, 06.1.15 @ 11:09am
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, Philip wrote:
  30-1 points

The Dells
The Moonglows
Chubby Checker
Carole King
Ben E. King
Albert King
Mariah Carey
Tina Turner
Booker T. And The MG's
Huey Lewis And The News
No Doubt
Beyonce
Bobby Womack
Muddy Waters
Boyz II Men
Three Dog Night
The Shangri-La's
Willie Nelson
Pat Benatar
Steve Winwood
Supertramp
Lenny Kravitz
Fatboy Slim
Carly Simon
The Commodores
Alicia Keys
Phil Collins
Patsy Cline
The Dave Matthews Band
Boston
Monday, 06.1.15 @ 10:58am
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About The Album Project, Mike wrote:
  Nominations:

Yaz - Upstairs At Eric's
Neneh Cherry - Blank Project (2014)
Monday, 06.1.15 @ 10:53am
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About The Song Project, Darrin A wrote:
  nominations:

The Byrds - So You Want to be a Rock and Roll Star
The Bee Gees - Massachusetts
Monday, 06.1.15 @ 09:03am
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About Duran Duran, Enigmaticus wrote:
  KING,

No, I am sorry but I have not yet listened to "Pop Trash." As far as Duran Duran's receiving a nomination is concerned, I think that there is a very good possibility that they will. Their record company is scheduled to release their highly anticipated 14th studio album in September. The band is continuing to put out quality albums and their most recent live recording, "A Diamond In The Mind," is a spectacular tour de force. Plus, their "Behind The Music: Remastered" episode has been airing very frequently on VH-1 Classic.
Monday, 06.1.15 @ 08:56am
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About The Immortals, Roy wrote:
  Guy Carawan * The Escorts * The Cascades * John Stewart * The Watts Prophets * Lobo * Full Force * Jermaine Stewart * TKA * Hi-Five * Take That * Joe Public * Shai * Silk * K7 * H-Town * Soul For Real * 3T * Az Yet
Monday, 06.1.15 @ 08:31am
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About Revisited Projected Rankings, PopeCharming wrote:
  Mariah Carey- 30
Carole King- 29
Beyonce- 28
Supertramp- 27
The Chemical Brothers- 26
A Tribe Called Quest- 25
Pat Benatar- 24
Dave Matthews Band- 23
The Commodores- 22
Boyz II Men- 21
Three Dog Night- 20
Boston- 19
Ice Cube- 18
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts- 17
Muddy Waters- 16
Phil Collins- 15
Tina Turner- 14
The Meters- 13
Ben E. King- 12
Alanis Morissette- 11
Foreigner- 10
Booker T & The MGs- 9
No Doubt- 8
Moby- 7
Tears For Fears- 6
Wilco- 5
Lenny Kravitz- 4
Steve Winwood- 3
The Roots- 2
Bobby Womack- 1

Lots of great artists who I thought were better cast as influences .
Monday, 06.1.15 @ 08:28am
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About The Song Project, PopeCharming wrote:
  Simon & Garfunkel- Hazy Shade of Winter (1966)
Wilson Phillips- Hold On (1990)
Ingrid Michaelson- Girls Chase Boys (2014)

Artist Vote: Elton John
Monday, 06.1.15 @ 08:03am
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About Zac Brown Band, Paul in KY wrote:
  Saw these fellows at Hangout Music Fest. They headlined Saturday nite. Was very impressed by musicianship of band. Didn't play all their country songs (thank God), but did some killer covers also. It's not often that you hear a band cover 'Enter Sandman', 'Three Little Birds' (with Xavier Rudd), and 'Bohemian Rhapsody' all in 1 set!

Really enjoyed their set. HOF ready? Not at this point, but an excellent act to see live.
Monday, 06.1.15 @ 07:10am
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About the 2015 Inductees, Ben Meltzer wrote:
  I watched the 2015 Rock Hall Ceremony. Highlights for me were the Stevie Ray tribute and the performance of With a Little Help from my Friends. Something much discussed is that some others could have gone in instead. I would have kept Stevie Ray Vaughan and and Ringo for sure. I had no prob with Joan Jett and Lou Reed either.
Monday, 06.1.15 @ 07:04am
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About The Song Project, joker wrote:
  General Vote

John Fogerty - Centerfield (1985)
Eddie Money- Two Tickets To Paradise (1977)


Genre-Vote

Power Ballads (70s/80s)



Artist Vote

Ringo Starr
Monday, 06.1.15 @ 05:29am
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About The Song Project, Donnie wrote:
  My Nominees for this month's Song Project

General Vote

Bobby Darin- Dream Lover (1959)
Van Morrison- Into the Mystic (1970)

Genre-Vote

Doo-Wop


Artist Vote

B.B. King
Monday, 06.1.15 @ 03:55am
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