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BPG 2019 - THE END

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

  1. Gone too soon.
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  2. Good.
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  3. I gave it a 7 knowing that it's a 10 song that just didn't need to be Top 5 on this rate.
  4. It even being in the rate in the first place is what's trolling tbh. How can you fairly rate a classic song people have known all their lives against a bunch of recent releases?

    Of course I don't think it's actually a 0. But it would have been beyond tragic if a 1994 Christmas song ended up winning the BPG 2019 rate, and I know y'all can't be trusted so I just did what I had to do.
  5. Yeah I'm with @sesita, @soratami and all the other low scorers on this one; the song's a classic but I didn't want it to win so I'm glad my 8 helped a bitsy.

    We have a top 5! My ideal ranking:

    5. Never Really Over
    4. ghostin'
    3. Bad Guy
    2/1. Everything I Wanted / Don't Start Now

    However as already proven Billie has enough detractors here so I need Dua to take this.
  6. RJF




    Billie Eilish - everything i wanted

    SCORE: 8.841

    11 x 4 (@CorgiCorgiCorgi @Conan @constantino @evilsin)

    HIGHEST SCORE: 10 x 44 (@Music Is Life @ufint @Joe. @aux @dylanaber @citoig @Sprockrooster @UncleDeSeanAli @Phloo @2014 @ohnostalgia @BeingNormal @Trouble in Paradise @soratami @Slice of Life @AlmightyAloud @Petty Mayonnaise @Cutlery @djmakemewet @RainOnFire @Mirwais Ahmadzaï @boombazookajoe @Gabeee9292 @aaronhansome @inevitable @sapnu puas @Petit nain des Îles @Jacques @Lindsay Lohan @Remorque @BEST FICTION @eliminathan @BTG @that boy is a monster @Trinu 3.0 @godspeed @KingBruno @Subwaykid @Lost Boy @reputation. @Laurence @TéléDex @Sail On @LA Hallucinations)
    LOWEST SCORE: 3 x 1 (@PushyBakerFriend)
    MY SCORE: 8.5/10

    I was a bit surprised to see that this was the Billie song that y'all latched onto (outside of "bad guy" obviously), although I suppose I shouldn't be really. The Single Effect came into play in a massive way due to the fact that it was the first bit of new material since the album, along with the fact that it's probably Billie's... softest song in a long while. A lot of the time she pairs her mumbling with far harsher soundscapes or far more ambient ones, so to have production that came as close to a traditional ballad as she's gonna get probably helped.

    It also probably helped the song is rather obviously about depression! The favourite subject of queer people everywhere. However, we actually have a sizeable amount of commentary this time around and it's late and I want to wrap this up so let's pass over to these guys instead.

    @CorgiCorgiCorgi gets a clue, "I used to find Billie Eilish almost unlistenable, but what can I say, she really won me over. There's many great little production flourishes like the slight distortion when she sings about her head being underwater. Just a simple, powerful song." while @evilsin relates to the the brighter side of the song, "I have a brother, who is my best friend as well, so this song hits pretty close to home. Especially considering my mood swings and outbursts that he sometimes become the subject of, he still understands and forgives. I feel like I don't deserve to have someone this great in my life. He's honestly the best person I know and I really wish I was more like him. I guess all I can do is just try. And show my appreciation for him more. A lot more." Aw.

    And finally, we end with @constantino, who will probably only find out this has been eliminated in June but we'll have to give him his props now, because he sure made the most of the fact that this was his only bit of commentary this year, "Mental health awareness and performative wokeness around the most watered-down representations of mental health have been a trend in Western popular culture in recent years, to the point where I recoil from the term when I hear it. And yet, I find Billie Eilish, possibly the biggest popstar on the planet right now, publicly talking about her suicidal thoughts in her interviews and music is so refreshing to me. When she says that she’s genuinely surprised to still be alive, I believe her. I’ve been doing youth work for about 4 years now and I work with a lot of young people Billie’s age and it’s very real how many incredible young people we lose and risk losing due to suicide. When you hear the majoirty of the young people you work with had attempted suicide at least once before they even turn 18, a song like ‘everything i wanted’ just hits differently. The song takes the overwhelmingly positive and celebratory reception to Billie (for the most part) and subverts it with the very real notion that the media exists to knock people down repeatedly, and maybe only deciding that they were worthy of respect after they die. Having witnessed online bullying continue after the victim fucking kills themselves (kids are great, yes, but they’re also cunts), the idea that Billie finally succumbs to her mental health struggles and everyone turns on her is really not that difficult to imagine. All this intensity is countered with the immense calm that consumes this track, which is mirrored by the gorgeous music video. It speaks to the fact that for someone who continuously thinks about death, the idea of dying isn’t as terrifying or chaotic as I may find it. Having my late teens shaped by suicide, these challenges to my conception of death have been incredibly important and Billie has had a lot to do with that. So yeah, there’s my essay, suck my dick @RJF." After all that? Okay diminutive daddy.

  7. 5. Don't Start Now
    4. Bad Guy
    3. Never Really Over
    2. Everything I Wanted
    1. ghostin

    But I gave everything left a 10 so I'll be happy with really any winner.

    EDIT: oh
  8. RJF


    TOP 4

    bad guy


    Never Really Over
    Don't Start Now

    @Laura Vanderbooben and I happen to be self-isolating together (exposure to @strangekin has made us immune to all forms of disease so it's mostly just to keep up appearances) so we'll be double teaming the thread tomorrow and on finale night. Our power!
  9. Now if we could fast forward to the Never Really Over vs Don't Start Now finale with a cute top 3 spot for Ghostin
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  10. The top 4 being a 4-way battle between Ariana, Billie, Dua and Katy is perfect.

    I'm thinking it'll go

    4. ghostin
    3. bad guy
    2. Don't Start Now
    1. Never Really Over

    But any of the four deserve to win.
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  11. That’s what you think, but really my saliva mutates with your human genes to create a super virus.
  12. RJF


    As if you’re capable of producing saliva at this point.
  13. That’s why I neither spit nor swallow.
  14. 4. ghostin
    3. Don't Start Now
    2. bad guy
    1. Never Really Over
  15. The way we saved the rate

  16. 4. Bad Guy
    3. Never Really Over
    2. Don't Start Now
    1. ghostin
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  17. 4. Don’t start now
    3. Bad guy
    2. Ghostin’
    1. Never really over
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  18. 3. Bad Guy
    2. Never Really Over
    1. Don't Start Now
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  19. 4. Don’t Start Now
    3. Never Really Over
    2. Bad Guy
    1. Ghostin
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