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Mixed Pop Groups & Duos Rate • #11 • “A touch of eurodance”

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by Doodvid, May 31, 2021.

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Which decade will provide our winning song?

Poll closed Jul 13, 2021.
  1. 1970s

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. 1980s

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. 1990s

    11 vote(s)
    52.4%
  4. 2000s

    9 vote(s)
    42.9%
  5. 2010s+

    1 vote(s)
    4.8%
  1. It's taken 5, 6, 7, 8 months of planning*...

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    *and 2 seconds to make this stupid joke

    We're now One Step Closer...

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    And (hopefully) The Best Is Yet To Come...

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    WELCOME TO...


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    ...THE RATE!


    Join myself and @Ezz for an affectionate celebration of:
    pure-pop perfection discographies
    eternally optimistic choreography
    dazzling rictus grins
    ever-changing member line-ups
    matching costumes in synthetic fibres that should never be within spitting distance of a pyrotechnic
    BIG HAIR
    and Just A Little more!

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    allSTARS* - Best Friends
    allSTARS* - Things That Go Bump In The Night
    allSTARS* - Is There Something I Should Know
    allSTARS* - The Land Of Make Believe
    allSTARS* - Back When
    allSTARS* - Going All The Way
    Aqua - Barbie Girl
    Aqua - Doctor Jones
    Aqua - Turn Back Time
    Aqua - Cartoon Heroes
    Aqua - Back To The 80's
    Army Of Lovers - Crucified
    ATC - Around The World (La La La La La)

    Bardo - One Step Further
    BeFour - All 4 One
    Bjorn Again - A Little Respect
    Boom! - Falling
    Boyz N Girlz United - Messed Around
    Bro'Sis - I Believe
    Brotherhood Of Man - Angelo

    Cartoons - Witch Doctor
    Cherona - Rigga-Ding-Dong Song
    ChipZ - 1001 Arabian Nights
    Clock - It's Over
    Club 2Gethr - Livin' The Dream

    Daze - Superhero
    Deuce - Call It Love
    Deuce - I Need You
    Deuce - On The Bible
    Deuce - Rumours
    Deuce - Let's Call It A Day
    Deuce - No Surrender

    Electro Velvet - Still In Love With You

    Fast Food Rockers - Fast Food Song
    Fast Food Rockers - Say Cheese (Smile Please)
    Fast Food Rockers - I Love Christmas
    Fast Food Rockers - Unforgettable

    Go!Go!Go! - Back In The Day

    H & Claire - DJ
    H & Claire - Half A Heart
    H & Claire - All Out Of Love
    H & Claire - Centre Of My Heart
    H & Claire - Too Close To Tears
    Hear'Say - Pure And Simple
    Hear'Say - The Way To Your Love
    Hear'Say - Everybody
    Hear'Say - Lovin' Is Easy

    I Dream featuring Frankie & Calvin - Dreaming
    Infernal - From Paris To Berlin

    Jemini - Cry Baby
    Jump5 - Spinnin' Around

    Liberty X - Thinking It Over
    Liberty X - Just A Little
    Liberty X - Holding On For You
    Liberty X vs. Richard X - Being Nobody
    Liberty X - Jumpin'

    Marvin & Tamara - Groove Machine

    Now United - Who Would Think That Love?

    Optimystic - Best Thing In The World

    Pop! - Heaven And Earth
    Pop! - Can't Say Goodbye
    Pop! - Serious
    Pop! - Xanadu

    S Club Juniors - One Step Closer
    S Club Juniors - Automatic High
    S Club Juniors - New Direction
    S Club 8 - Fool No More
    S Club 8 - Sundown
    S Club 8 - Don't Tell Me You're Sorry
    Same Difference - We R One
    Same Difference - Shine On Forever (Photo Frame)
    Same Difference - Souled Out
    Same Difference feat. Alcazar - Karma Karma
    Same Difference - Heartbeat
    Scandal'us - Me Myself & I
    Scene 23 - I Really Don't Think So
    Scooch - When My Baby
    Scooch - More Than I Needed To Know
    Scooch - The Best Is Yet To Come
    Scooch - For Sure
    Scooch - Music To My Heart
    Scooch - Flying The Flag (For You)
    Six - There's A Whole Lot of Lovin' Goin' On
    Six - Let Me Be The One
    Six - This Is It
    Six - United We Stand
    Six - After The Goldrush
    Soul U*nique - 3iL (Thrill)
    Stargate - Easier Said Than Done
    Supernatural - Supernatural

    Tight Fit - Fantasy Island

    Vengaboys - Boom Boom Boom Boom
    Vengaboys - We're Going To Ibiza
    Vengaboys - Kiss (When The Sun Don't Shine)
    Vengaboys - Uncle John From Jamaica
    Vengaboys - Forever As One
    VS - Love You Like Mad
    VS - Call U Sexy
    VS - Make It Hot

    2 Unlimited - Nothing Like The Rain

    Please RATE these

    allSTARS* - Best Friends
    allSTARS* - Things That Go Bump In The Night
    allSTARS* - Is There Something I Should Know
    allSTARS* - The Land Of Make Believe
    allSTARS* - Back When
    allSTARS* - Going All The Way
    Aqua - Barbie Girl
    Aqua - Doctor Jones
    Aqua - Turn Back Time
    Aqua - Cartoon Heroes
    Aqua - Back To The 80's
    Army Of Lovers - Crucified
    ATC - Around The World (La La La La La)
    Bardo - One Step Further
    BeFour - All 4 One
    Bjorn Again - A Little Respect
    Boom! - Falling
    Boyz N Girlz United - Messed Around
    Bro'Sis - I Believe
    Brotherhood Of Man - Angelo
    Cartoons - Witch Doctor
    Cherona - Rigga-Ding-Dong Song
    ChipZ - 1001 Arabian Nights
    Clock - It's Over
    Club 2gethr - Livin' The Dream
    Daze - Superhero
    Deuce - Call It Love
    Deuce - I Need You
    Deuce - On The Bible
    Deuce - Rumours
    Deuce - Let's Call It A Day
    Deuce - No Surrender
    Electro Velvet - Still In Love With You
    Fast Food Rockers - Fast Food Song
    Fast Food Rockers - Say Cheese (Smile Please)
    Fast Food Rockers - I Love Christmas
    Fast Food Rockers - Unforgettable
    Go!Go!Go! - Back In The Day
    H & Claire - DJ
    H & Claire - Half A Heart
    H & Claire - All Out Of Love
    H & Claire - Centre Of My Heart
    H & Claire - Too Close To Tears
    Hear'Say - Pure And Simple
    Hear'Say - The Way To Your Love
    Hear'Say - Everybody
    Hear'Say - Lovin' Is Easy
    I Dream featuring Frankie & Calvin - Dreaming
    Infernal - From Paris To Berlin
    Jemini - Cry Baby
    Jump5 - Spinnin' Around
    Liberty X - Thinking It Over
    Liberty X - Just A Little
    Liberty X - Holding On For You
    Liberty X vs. Richard X - Being Nobody
    Liberty X - Jumpin'
    Marvin & Tamara - Groove Machine
    Now United - Who Would Think That Love?
    Optimystic - Best Thing In The World
    Pop! - Heaven And Earth
    Pop! - Can't Say Goodbye
    Pop! - Serious
    Pop! - Xanadu
    S Club Juniors - One Step Closer
    S Club Juniors - Automatic High
    S Club Juniors - New Direction
    S Club 8 - Fool No More
    S Club 8 - Sundown
    S Club 8 - Don't Tell Me You're Sorry
    Same Difference - We R One
    Same Difference - Shine On Forever (Photo Frame)
    Same Difference - Souled Out
    Same Difference feat. Alcazar - Karma Karma
    Same Difference - Heartbeat
    Scandal'us - Me Myself & I
    Scene 23 - I Really Don't Think So
    Scooch - When My Baby
    Scooch - More Than I Needed To Know
    Scooch - The Best Is Yet To Come
    Scooch - For Sure
    Scooch - Music To My Heart
    Scooch - Flying The Flag (For You)
    Six - There's A Whole Lot of Lovin' Goin' On
    Six - Let Me Be The One
    Six - This Is It
    Six - United We Stand
    Six - After The Goldrush
    Soul U*nique - 3iL (Thrill)
    Stargate - Easier Said Than Done
    Supernatural - Supernatural
    Tight Fit - Fantasy Island
    Vengaboys - Boom Boom Boom Boom
    Vengaboys - We're Going To Ibiza
    Vengaboys - Kiss (When The Sun Don't Shine)
    Vengaboys - Uncle John From Jamaica
    Vengaboys - Forever As One
    VS - Love You Like Mad
    VS - Call U Sexy
    VS - Make It Hot
    2 Unlimited - Nothing Like The Rain

    LEGENDS
    Please RANK these in order
    (#1 favourite - #10 least favourite)

    A*Teens - Upside Down
    ABBA - The Winner Takes It All
    Ace Of Base - The Sign
    Alcazar - Crying At The Discoteque
    Buck's Fizz - My Camera Never Lies
    Dollar - Mirror Mirror
    Five Star - The Slightest Touch
    S Club 7 - Don't Stop Movin'
    Steps - It's The Way You Make Me Feel
    Steps - Scared Of The Dark

    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6CJUgXW89BcVN7Wny3XQ8a?dl_branch=1&si=c2V99oN5TZOptRq6QtAWuw

    Missing from Spotify: BeFour, Bjorn Again, Boom!, Optimystic, Pop! (Heaven And Earth, Can't Say Goodbye, Xanadu), S Club 8 (Don't Tell Me You're Sorry - single version), Scene 23, Six (After The Goldrush), Soul U*nique, Stargate, Supernatural.

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    Score each song between 10 and 1 points (scores to 1 decimal point accepted)
    1 song can receive an 11
    1 song can receive a 0
    Votes to @Doodvid and @Ezz please
    Commentary encouraged, as little or as much as you'd like
    but at the very least we'd love to know the reason for scoring your 11 (and 0...)


    VOTE DEADLINE: MONDAY 19TH JULY (the extended remix)


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    For our 'legends' (acts that have either had dedicated singles/discography rates on Popjustice or have rates in progress or planned for soon), we'd like you to RANK their songs separately from the main contest, in order of preference from #1 (favourite) to #10 (least favourite)

    We've included the songs that won their associated rates and made educated guesses about possible winners for those yet to announce.

    These results will be shared during the main rate reveals as a special side attraction!

    A*Teens - Upside Down
    ABBA - The Winner Takes It All
    Ace Of Base - The Sign
    Alcazar - Crying At The Discoteque
    Buck's Fizz - My Camera Never Lies
    Dollar - Mirror Mirror
    Five Star - The Slightest Touch
    S Club 7 - Don't Stop Movin'
    Steps - It's The Way You Make Me Feel
    Steps - Scared Of The Dark

    Spotify link to Legends Playlist
    Youtube Playlist

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    Why didn't you include this song...?

    For acts such as Aqua and Liberty X who have enough material for their own dedicated future rate we limited ourselves to 5 tracks to represent their back catalogue.
    We had to make loads of cuts (the song list has been in preparation since November 2020) but really wanted to celebrate and include as many songs as possible from acts that would never have their own rate.

    Where is this act...?

    Yup, there are some that may have slipped through the net (hi Da Buzz, Love City Groove, Friends etc) but we already have enough songs for a sequel rate in the future so they'll appear there. Big Brovaz were an early consideration for inclusion as were N-Dubz but the material didn't quite fit with the playlist as it is now.
    We're aware also that this list is very westernised so any big non-English language groups you feel could fit for the future, please let us know.

    2 Unlimited were huge! Why only 1 song...?

    Some acts such as 2 Unlimited and Clock (the latter being no more than a glorified cover band for most of their career) started out primarily as dance acts and (arguably) rarely took on a more 'pop' sound - but we did want them represented so chose a track for each that we felt best fit with the rest of the playlist.

    Why aren't Steps, A*Teens, ABBA etc. included in the main list..?

    We wanted to give the lesser known acts their time to shine and avoid the 'big names' who have already had their own rates from dominating the contest. So we can still celebrate them, we have the Legends side contest in place to cover their material. Steps have 2 entries due to having had both a singles rate and a discography rate with 2 different winners (ABBA also had 2 rates but the same song won both)

    Do I vote for the single version or the album version or the remix?

    Most songs included on the list have very similar single and album versions (e.g. Liberty X 'Holding On For You') so please vote based on either version. S Club 8's 'Don't Tell Me You're Sorry' single was extensively remixed for release which is why we haven’t included the original album version on the Spotify Playlist. Deuce's 'On The Bible' charted in Australia as a dance remix edit of the Wand Mix but it is the original UK version we are voting for as the remix changes the song too much. If in doubt, go by the Youtube version we picked.


    VOTE DEADLINE: MONDAY 19th JULY (the extended remix)



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    100-91

    #100 Fast Food Rockers - ‘Fast Food Song’
    #99 Club 2Gethr - ‘Livin’ The Dream
    #98 Marvin and Tamara - ‘Groove Machine’
    #97 Fast Food Rockers - ‘I Love Christmas’
    #96 Electro Velvet - 'Still In Love With You'
    #95 Bro'Sis - 'I Believe
    #94 allSTARS* - ‘Best Friends
    #93 Soul U*nique - ‘3iL (Thrill)
    #92 VS - ‘Love You Like Mad

    #91 Deuce - ‘Let’s Call It A Day’

    90-81

    #90 Cherona - 'Rigga-Ding-Dong Song

    #89 I Dream featuring Frankie & Calvin - ‘Dreaming'
    #88 Vengaboys - 'Forever As One
    #87 Scandal’us - ‘Me Myself & I'
    #86 allSTARS* - ‘Going All The Way’
    #85 Jump5 - ‘Spinnin’ Around
    #84 Clock - ‘It’s Over’
    #83 Six - ‘United We Stand’

    #82 Cartoons - 'Witch Doctor'
    #81 Six - 'This Is It'

    80-71

    #80 Boom! - 'Falling
    #79 Jemini - ‘Cry Baby’
    #78 S Club Juniors - ‘Automatic High'
    #77 Brotherhood of Man - 'Angelo'

    #76 Ch!pz - '1001 Arabian Nights'
    #75 allSTARS* - ‘Is There Something I Should Know’
    #74 Stargate - ‘Easier Said Than Done’
    #73 Supernatural - 'Supernatural'
    #72 Björn Again - 'A Little Respect
    #71 Scene 23 - ‘I Really Don’t Think So'


    70-61

    #70 Deuce - 'No Surrender'
    #69 Fast Food Rockers - ‘Say Cheese (Smile Please)’
    #68 Scooch - ‘Flying The Flag (For You)’
    #67 VS - 'Make It Hot'
    #66 Six - 'After The Goldrush'
    #65 Optimystic - 'Best Thing In The World'
    #64 Six - ‘There’s A Whole Lot Of Lovin’ Goin’ On’
    #63 Hear’Say - ‘Lovin’ Is Easy’
    #62 Bardo - 'One Step Further'
    #61 Boyz N Girlz United - 'Messed Around'

    60-51

    #60 allSTARS* - ‘Back When’
    #59 beFour - ‘All 4 One
    #58 Go!Go!Go! - 'Back In The Day'
    #57 Now United - 'Who Would Think That Love?'

    #56 Scooch - 'When My Baby'
    #55 Pop! - 'Xanadu'
    #54 Six - ‘Let Me Be The One
    #53 S Club 8 - ‘Don’t Tell Me You’re Sorry’

    #52 Vengaboys - ‘Uncle John From Jamaica’
    #51 VS - 'Call U Sexy

    50-41

    #50 Tight Fit - ‘Fantasy Island
    #49 Daze - ‘Superhero
    #48 Fast Food Rockers - ‘Unforgettable
    #47 Liberty X - ‘Jumpin’’
    #46 2 Unlimited - ‘Nothing Like The Rain
    #45 Vengaboys - ‘Kiss (When The Sun Don’t Shine
    #44 Liberty X - ‘Holding On For You’
    #43 H & Claire - ‘Centre Of My Heart’
    #42 Same Difference - ‘Heartbeat
    #41 Hear’Say - ‘Pure And Simple

    40-31

    #40 Same Difference - ‘Shine On Forever (Photo Frame)
    #39 allSTARS* - ‘The Land Of Make Believe
    #38 Aqua - ‘Back To The 80’s
    #37 Deuce - ‘Rumours
    #36 Hear’Say - ‘Everybody’
    #35 Scooch - ‘Music To My Heart’

    #34 H & Claire - ‘Too Close To Tears’
    #33 Scooch - ‘For Sure’
    #32 Aqua - ‘Cartoon Heroes’
    #31 H & Claire ‘Half A Heart’

    30-21


    #30 Deuce - ‘I Need You’
    #29 Vengaboys - ‘We’re Going To Ibiza’
    #28 S Club Juniors - ‘New Direction’
    #27 S Club Juniors - ‘One Step Closer’
    #26 Deuce - ‘Call It Love’
    #25 Scooch - ‘The Best Is Yet To Come’

    #24 Deuce - ‘On The Bible’
    #23 Pop! - ‘Serious’
    #22 Infernal - ‘From Paris To Berlin’
    #21 Army Of Lovers - ‘Crucified’


    20-11

    #20 H & Claire - ‘DJ’
    #19 Same Difference - ‘Souled Out’
    #18 Same Difference - ‘We R One’
    #17 S Club 8 - ‘Fool No More’
    #16 Scooch - ‘More Than I Needed To Know’
    #15 Aqua - ‘Turn Back Time’
    #14 Liberty X - ‘Thinking It Over
    #13 allSTARS* - ‘Things That Go Bump In The Night’
    #12 H & Claire - ‘All Out Of Love’
    #11 Pop! - ‘Heaven And Earth’

     
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  3. Mvnl

    Mvnl Staff Member

    Poor K-otic



     
  4. Oops! Another one for the list (see: Disclaimers)

    I do love how songs get passed around these acts though. ‘I Really Don’t Think So’ by K-otic appears on the list but performed by flop US group Scene 23!
     
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  5. How am I supposed to pick an 11 here?!

    This looks like the most me rate ever. Love how we have acts from the 80s, 90s, 00s and a few Eurovision legends too. So excited!
     
  6. Do you know this best song ever by a mixed band @Doodvid? Were you around when it was a PJ00s Silver Medallist?

     
  7. Ah slightly before my regular forum usage but congratulations for the achievement (2 years too late)! I would’ve scored it highly.

    I see it even went up against allSTARS* ‘You Got It Bad’ & Fast Food Rockers ‘I’m Not Gonna Tell You Again’ in the same round. Legends only!


     
  8. Love that there's a separate 'Legends' section, and the reasoning behind it. I was just thinking maybe the songs could be added to the bottom of the PM-able list. Just as a reminder so that people don't forget to rank them.
     
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  9. Done, thanks! Appreciate the suggestion!
     
  10. Having thoroughly examined the song list I am torn between two songs (by different acts) for my 11.

    Talk about

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  11. I've never given a zero in a rate but here there's quite a few of them ddd
     
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  12. ONLY ONE ZERO ALLOWED! (I’m scared to ask which songs you’re referring to...)
     
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  14. So here for this.

    Bets on Electro Velvet or Jemini out first?

    Also, where is Industry!?



    This came 34th in PJSC goddammit!!!
     
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  15. Electro Velvet out first? Not on my watch!
     
  16. Mvnl

    Mvnl Staff Member

    That's a 10 right there.
     
  17. I only know like 30% of the songs but there are legit six 11 contenders here.
     
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