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    Top 15-20 Songs ELIMINATION GAME!

    I recently made a playlist of 18 of my favorite songs by playing a match-up game. Here's how it went. I'd be interested in seeing other peoples' lists.

    1. I pasted a list of Tori's full catalog into a document. You can find the list here: (http://www.yessaid.com/menu-lyrics-abc.html)

    2. Dividing the tracks into sets of two, I eliminated one from each set (ROUND ONE):

    Garlands
    General Joy

    Giant's Rolling Pin
    Girl

    Girl Disappearing
    Give

    Glory of the 80s
    God

    Gold Dust
    Good King Wenceslas

    Goodbye Pisces
    Graveyard


    3. I then did the same with the survivors (ROUND TWO):

    General Joy
    Girl

    Girl Disappearing
    God

    Gold Dust
    Graveyard


    4. I kept going until I reached my Top Tracks:

    1. Pretty Good Year
    2. Concertina
    3. Upside Down
    4. Girl
    5. Father Lucifer
    6. Playboy Mommy
    7. Spark
    8. Bliss
    9. Hotel
    10. Carbon
    11. Northern Lad
    12. Jackie's Strength
    13. Yes, Anastasia
    14. 1000 Oceans
    15. Siren
    16. Merman
    17. Taxi Ride
    18. Hey Jupiter (Dakota Version)

    It's interesting how close this list is to my "Top 20" list. There are a few missing, and a few additional songs I would not have included otherwise. It makes a great playlist!

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    I did this really quickly trying not to think too hard and here is the list:

    Amber Waves
    Black-Dove (January)
    Blood Roses
    Cooling
    Father Lucifer
    Flying Dutchman
    Hey Jupiter
    Horses
    Little Earthquakes
    Marianne
    Muhammad My Friend
    Playboy Mommy
    Pretty Good Year
    Silent All These Years
    Space Dog
    Suede
    Upside Down
    Winter
    Yes, Anastasia

    It's really not far off from my Top 20.

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    Funnest game ever, will report back when I have a moment!

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    There were some difficult decisions! Professional Widow went up against Precious Things! Impossible!

    Amazing Grace/Til the Chicken
    Blood Roses
    Caught a Lite Sneeze
    Cruel
    Father Lucifer
    Girl
    Honey
    Icicle
    Juarez
    Mother
    Not David Bowie
    Professional Widow
    Putting the Damage On
    Sister Janet
    Spark
    Take to the Sky
    The Waitress
    Winter's Carol
    Yes, Anastasia
    All I want to be is the very best machine I can be.

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    This was weird and kinda hard. I was surprised at some of the songs that lasted. I got it down to 37 and then I deleted 7 and did groups of three for my last round to get to 20 and this is what I ended up with:

    Alamo
    Black Dove
    Carnival
    Cruel
    Floating City
    Garlands
    Here. In My Head
    Horses
    iieee
    Mother
    Mrs. Jesus
    Pandora's Aquarium
    Pretty Good Year
    Riot Poof
    Siren
    Spring Haze
    Suede
    Tear in Your Hand
    The Wrong Band
    Zero Point

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    What an interesting way of getting to some of your favorite tracks.

    Another Girl's Paradise
    Apollo's Frock
    Carbon
    Cooling
    Doughnut Song
    Forest of Glass
    gold dust
    i i e e e
    Liquid Diamonds
    Marianne
    Never Seen Blue
    Pandora's Aquarium
    Pretty Good Year
    Silent All These Years
    Spark
    Tear in Your Hand
    Twinkle
    Yes, Anastasia
    Zero Point

    The only weird thing is Zero Point... I don't know how that stuck around for so long haha, but I guess that's just how the game works. Otherwise it's pretty close to my top 20.

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    1. Angie
    2. Blood Roses
    3. Caught a Lite Sneeze
    4. Crucify
    5. Frog on My Toe
    6. Girl
    7. Horses
    8. iieee
    9. Marianne
    10. New Age
    11. Not the Red Baron
    12. Past the Mission
    13. Putting the Damage On
    14. She's Your Cocaine
    15. Sugar
    16. Talula
    17. Way Down
    18. Yes, Anastasia

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    OMG - this was a total Sophie's Choice exercise for me! At various points, I had to make some brutal, BRUTAL choices, including:

    Hotel, Icicle !!!!!!
    Carbon, Caught a Lite Sneeze !!!!!!
    Here in my Head, Honey !!!!!!
    Bliss, Blood Roses !!!!!!
    Blood Roses, Black Dove !!!!!!
    Horses, Hotel !!!!!!
    Little Amsterdam, Little Earthquakes !!!!!!
    Parasol, Pancake !!!!!!

    Frankly I think I may have aged prematurely from this activity, it hurt me! (Nevertheless an awesome, totally fun idea!) I must say I do really like this particular playlist:

    -Another Girl's Paradise
    -Black Dove
    -Carbon
    -Cornflake Girl
    -Father Lucifer
    -God
    -Here In My Head
    -Icicle
    -Little Earthquakes
    -Marianne
    -Ode To The Banana King
    -Pancake
    -Pretty Good Year
    -Scarlet's Walk
    -Space Dog
    -Talula
    -Unrepentant Geraldines
    -Yes, Anastasia

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    Oh, this really is fun. Here's my set:

    Amber Waves
    Bliss
    Cloud on My Tongue
    Cooling
    Doughnut Song
    Forest of Glass
    Gold Dust
    Icicle
    Jackie's Strength
    Mother
    Northern Lad
    Playboy Mommy
    Putting the Damage On
    Siren
    A Sorta Fairytale
    Tear in Your Hand
    Tombigbee
    Yes, Anastasia

    It actually is a little far from my top 20, but all songs that I adore.

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    Agent Orange
    Bliss
    Cloud on My Tongue
    Cooling
    Father Lucifer
    Girl
    Gold Dust
    In the Springtime of His Voodoo
    Lust
    Marianne
    New Age
    Oysters
    Pretty Good Year
    Silent All These Years
    Strange Fruit
    Taxi Ride
    Way Down
    Wild Way
    Your Cloud

    That was fun! A lot of my favorites made it to the end. Going through the titles made me realize how little I listen to the b-sides! I'm surprised that Wild Way and New Age made it, but also not. I have a soft spot for Wild Way, and I always thought New Age sounded great with headphones.

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    Another Girl's Paradise
    Bliss
    Carbon
    Doughnut Song
    Gold Dust
    Here. In My Head
    Honey
    I Can't See New York
    Marys of the Sea
    Mountain
    Pancake
    Purple People
    Real Men
    Scarlet's Walk
    Sister Janet
    Spark
    Sugar
    Take to the Sky
    Virginia
    Yes, Anastasia

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    Pulled some stats on the first ten result sets.

    Songs that came out at least 3 times:

    Yes, Anastasia - 8
    Pretty Good Year - 5
    Marianne - 4
    Carbon - 4
    Spark - 4
    Father Lucifer - 4
    Icicle - 3
    Putting the Damage On - 3
    Playboy Mommy - 3
    Doughnut Song - 3
    Horses - 3
    Siren - 3
    Blood Roses - 3
    Black-Dove (January) - 3
    Another Girl's Paradise - 3
    Bliss - 3
    Cooling - 3
    Here. In My Head - 3
    Tear in Your Hand - 3
    Girl - 3
    Gold Dust - 3
    Mother - 3

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    Silent All These Years
    Winter
    Mother
    Pretty Good Year
    God
    Cornflake Girl
    Icicle
    Space Dog
    Yes, Anastasia
    Horses
    Blood Roses
    Father Lucifer
    Marianne
    Muhammad My Friend
    Hey Jupiter
    Not the Red Baron
    Doughnut Song
    Putting the Damage On
    Twinkle
    Cooling


    ummm… Pele FTW?

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    this is really fun and surprising if you do it instinctually and follow your gut - made me realise how much i love songs like 'me and you', 'motormaids' and 'garlands' over some album tracks.

    Alamo
    The Beekeeper
    Caught a Lite Sneeze
    Cooling
    Father Lucifer
    Garlands
    Gold Dust
    Horses
    Juarez
    Me and You
    Mother
    Oysters
    Pretty Good Year
    Rattlesnakes
    Space Dog
    Sugar
    To the Fair Motormaids of Japan
    Upside Down
    Yes, Anastasia

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    That's two more Anastasias, Pretty Good Years, Father Lucifers, and Horses for the win!

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