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BPG 2019 - THE END

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by RJF, Jan 19, 2020.

  1. RJF

    RJF

    Why pop girls great till they gotta be great?

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    Okay.

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    Let's do this.

    Sorry it's late, girls. I had originally signed up to do this year's rate under the impression that the guest list would be a little more... more than it was. Naturally, this has led to some of the toughest contract negotiations of my life (legally I'm actually not allowed to be closer than five hundred feet to @Laura Vanderbooben after all this ugliness behind conference room doors) including a cute lil side project that allowed me to be fulfilled creatively. But nevertheless, despite delays, distractions, delusions, and the despots amongst you remaining convinced it would never happen and should maybe be postponed, it's finally here. The mess. The tears. The mess. The prompt and consistent elimination schedule. The mess. The Big Pop Girl Rate of 2019 arrives, and myself and @Laura Vanderbooben will be your shepherds through this particularly deep valley of darkness.

    Here's how it works:

    1. You give all of the below songs a score between 0-10, and one song can be awarded an 11/10.
    Half points are allowed, and I'm not allowing anything that's any smaller because frankly I know good and goddamn well some of y'all will fret over the difference between a 6.7 and a 6.8 and frankly I don't want that nonsense in my inbox.

    2. Don't be a fucking moron and troll.
    Like... exactly what it says on the tin. There's good and bad everywhere on each album presented, so score accordingly. We're all big girls these days; bombing out a particular artist or overscoring certain artists to the point where your scores make no difference outside of puffing up averages isn't allowed, and will get your ballot challenged and/or thrown out.

    3. Send your scores to me AND @Laura Vanderbooben by February 9th.
    This means that we can split the work load of putting data in the spreadsheet and no one gets their feelings hurt when more people send their scores to one person. And no, this was NOT what caused the restraining order!!!!!

    And finally... something that might be controversial.

    4. Commentary is NOT permitted outside of your 11/10
    Yup, that's right. If you submit commentary for songs outside of your 11/10 choice, it will not be used. More about this in the thread as I'm sure it might be a... problem for some.

    BEHOLD. Your ballot for 2019.

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    Billie Eilish - WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?

    Up first purely because I thought she released first and I can't be bothered fixing the spreadsheet to correct my clerical error, Billificent Eyelash makes her debut in the BPG Rate. One of the highest opening weeks of any album released last year and overall one of the most successful to boot, Billie crashed into the scene with her spooky ooky bops and premium teen angst ballads. Will you be giving her a warm welcome to the sisterhood in your votes?

    1. bad guy
    2. xanny
    3. you should see me in a crown
    4. all the good girls go to hell
    5. wish you were gay
    6. when the party's over
    7. 8
    8. my strange addiction
    9. bury a friend
    10. ilomilo
    11. listen before i go
    12. i love you


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    Ariana Grande - thank u, next

    The first time ever that a Big Pop Girl has been in two rates in a row, Ariana Grande bucked trends by refusing to dick around and got another album out six months after her previous album had been released. And it was somehow even bigger than the last. Some of last year's biggest hits sit amongst some of the most personal album tracks in the rate. Where does it fall on your scale?

    1. imagine
    2. needy
    3. NASA
    4. bloodline
    5. fake smile
    6. bad idea
    7. make up
    8. ghostin
    9. in my head
    10. 7 rings
    11. thank u, next
    12. break up with your girlfriend, i'm bored


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    Beyoncé - The Gift

    An accompanying soundtrack for a film role? Wow, I don't think anyone's ever done that. Beyoncé just keeps trailblazing. One of last year's lesser celebrated releases (I say lesser; it's still BEYONCÉ), The Gift was essentially a Beyoncé concept album in a year where, for all intents and purposes, she was probably due to put her feet up. Did anyone actually see the Lion King? Clap if you saw the Lion King, and score accordingly.

    1. BIGGER
    2. FIND YOUR WAY BACK
    3. NILE
    4. MOOD 4 EVA
    5. WATER
    6. BROWN SKIN GIRL
    7. ALREADY
    8. OTHERSIDE
    9. MY POWER
    10. SPIRIT

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    Taylor Swift - Lover

    Taylor Swift released a collection of songs that play one after the after. Most music journalism cites her as the inventor the album. You?

    1. I Forgot You Existed
    2. Cruel Summer
    3. Lover
    4. The Man
    5. The Archer
    6. I Think He Knows
    7. Miss Americana & The Heartbreak Prince
    8. Paper Rings
    9. Cornelia Street
    10. Death By A Thousand Cuts
    11. London Boy
    12. Soon You'll Get Better
    13. False God
    14. You Need To Calm Down
    15. Afterglow
    16. ME!
    17. It's Nice To Have A Friend
    18. Daylight

    EXTRAS

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    This is going to be mess.

    Katy Perry - Never Really Over
    Katy Perry - Small Talk
    Katy Perry - Harleys In Hawaii
    Billie Eilish - everything i wanted
    Ariana Grande - MONOPOLY
    Ariana Grande - Boyfriend
    Lizzo - Truth Hurts
    Lizzo - Good As Hell
    Ava Max - Sweet But Psycho
    Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You
    Selena Gomez - Lose You To Love Me
    Camila Cabello & Shawn Mendes - Señorita
    Dua Lipa - Don't Start Now

    1. bad guy
    2. xanny
    3. you should see me in a crown
    4. all the good girls go to hell
    5. wish you were gay
    6. when the party's over
    7. 8
    8. my strange addiction
    9. bury a friend
    10. ilomilo
    11. listen before i go
    12. i love you

    1. imagine
    2. needy
    3. NASA
    4. bloodline
    5. fake smile
    6. bad idea
    7. make up
    8. ghostin
    9. in my head
    10. 7 rings
    11. thank u, next
    12. break up with your girlfriend, i'm bored

    1. BIGGER
    2. FIND YOUR WAY BACK
    3. NILE
    4. MOOD 4 EVA
    5. WATER
    6. BROWN SKIN GIRL
    7. ALREADY
    8. OTHERSIDE
    9. MY POWER
    10. SPIRIT

    1. I Forgot You Existed
    2. Cruel Summer
    3. Lover
    4. The Man
    5. The Archer
    6. I Think He Knows
    7. Miss Americana & The Heartbreak Prince
    8. Paper Rings
    9. Cornelia Street
    10. Death By A Thousand Cuts
    11. London Boy
    12. Soon You'll Get Better
    13. False God
    14. You Need To Calm Down
    15. Afterglow
    16. ME!
    17. It's Nice To Have A Friend
    18. Daylight

    Katy Perry - Never Really Over
    Katy Perry - Small Talk
    Katy Perry - Harleys In Hawaii
    Billie Eilish - everything i wanted
    Ariana Grande - MONOPOLY
    Ariana Grande - Boyfriend
    Lizzo - Truth Hurts
    Lizzo - Good As Hell
    Ava Max - Sweet But Psycho
    Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You
    Selena Gomez - Lose You To Love Me
    Camila Cabello & Shawn Mendes - Señorita
    Dua Lipa - Don't Start Now

    VOTING CLOSES FEBRUARY 9TH, SO THREE WEEKS FROM TODAY! GOOD LUCK, AND DON'T FUCK IT UP!
     
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  2. RJF

    RJF

    LEADERBOARD

    65. Taylor Swift - ME! (Feat. Brendon Urie)
    64. Camila Cabello & Shawn Mendes - Señorita
    63. Taylor Swift - You Need To Calm Down
    62. Taylor Swift - I Forgot THAT You Existed
    61. Selena Gomez - Lose You To Love Me
    60. Taylor Swift - London Boy
    59. Ariana Grande & Victoria Monét - MONOPOLY
    58. Taylor Swift - Paper Rings
    57. Ariana Grande - 7 rings
    56. Katy Perry - Small Talk
    55. Ava Max - Sweet But Psycho
    54. Billie Eilish - 8
    53. Ariana Grande - break up with your girlfriend, i'm bored
    52. Ariana Grande - make up
    51. Billie Eilish - wish you were gay
    50. Ariana Grande & Social House - boyfriend
    49. Billie Eilish - xanny
    48. Taylor Swift - Daylight
    47. Beyoncé - SPIRIT
    46. Beyoncé & Kendrick Lamar - NILE
    45. Taylor Swift - The Archer
    44. Beyoncé, Shatta Wale & Major Lazer - ALREADY
    43. Taylor Swift - The Man
    42. Taylor Swift - I Think He Knows
    41. Taylor Swift - Cornelia Street
    40. Taylor Swift - Afterglow
    39. Billie Eilish - all the good girls go to hell
    38. Taylor Swift - Death By A Thousand Cuts
    36. Taylor Swift - Lover
    36. Billie Eilish - listen before i go
    35. Taylor Swift - Miss Americana & The Heartbreak Prince
    34. Ariana Grande - needy
    33. Beyoncé - OTHERSIDE
    32. Taylor Swift - It's Nice To Have A Friend
    31. Ariana Grande - imagine
    30. Beyoncé - MOOD 4 EVA
    29. Beyoncé - WATER
    28. Katy Perry - Harleys In Hawaii
    27. Billie Eilish - my strange addiction
    26. Beyoncé - BROWN SKIN GIRL
    25. Ariana Grande - fake smile
    24. Lizzo - Good As Hell
    23. Beyoncé - MY POWER
    21. Beyoncé - BIGGER
    21. Billie Eilish - ilomilo
    19. Billie Eilish - i love you
    19. Billie Eilish - you should see me in a crown
    17. Lizzo - Truth Hurts
    17. Taylor Swift - Soon You'll Get Better
    16. Taylor Swift - Cruel Summer
    15. Beyoncé - FIND YOUR WAY BACK
    14. Taylor Swift - False God
    13. Ariana Grande - bloodline
    12. Ariana Grande - in my head
    11. Ariana Grande - NASA
    10. Billie Eilish - when the party's over
    9. Ariana Grande - thank u, next
    8. Billie Eilish - bury a friend
    7. Ariana Grande - bad idea
    6. Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You
    5. Billie Eilish - everything i wanted
    4. Billie Eilish - bad guy
    3. Katy Perry - Never Really Over
    2. Ariana Grande - ghostin
    1. Dua Lipa - Don't Start Now
     
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2020
  3. RJF

    RJF

    Reserved
     
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  4. After you threw that at my head from all the way across the boardroom, you're lucky my assistant's assistant's assistant @strangekin is still taking your drunken, weepy, rambling 3am calls!
     
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  5. 2014

    2014 Staff Member

    Never Really Over v Don't Start Now top 2 please

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  6. Scream at All I Want For Christmas Is You

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    Last edited: Jan 19, 2020
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    As it should be.
     
  8. A song from 1994 winning the 2019 Big Pop Girl Rate? We love to see it.
     
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  9. Looks like Mariah will win.
     
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  10. The inclusion of All I Want For Christmas...I'm HOLLERING. Also relieved I won't have to stress about commentary outside of my 11.
     
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  12. RJF

    RJF

    Me on your voicemail when I realised that an attempted leak of details from this release came from your camp in the Ariana Grande thread earlier this week. Fire @strangekin immediately.

     
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    Finally! There's the rest of January sorted out. Can't wait!
     
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  14. aux

    aux

    @Maki found shaking.
     
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    LET'S GO KATY CATS!!
     
  16. BTG

    BTG

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    Yas.
     
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  17. RJF

    RJF

    What is this.
     
  18. Just in the last few months All I Want For Christmas Is You already won the Christmas rate and came 4th in the Mariah one. Surely it doesn't need to be here as well?
     
  19. aux

    aux

    not a single mention of Robyn's Honey... just because she "isn't a big pop girl" and "came out in 2018"...disgusting
     
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  20. Art.
     
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