Tragic as in "Tragic Kingdom"? Nah, not yet. Has it? Let's find out. The last song to miss out on the top 50 (i.e. the upper half of the leaderboard) is... I save 'em up, I put 'em in my pocket... 51. Leftovers Average score: 7.465 Highest score: 10 x 2 (@Maria, @tylerc904) Lowest score: 5 x 1 (@Disco Tears) My score: 7.5 High peak: #46 (22 voters) Low peak: #79 (6 voters) So... @DJHazey could be right. Emphasis on 'could', because two songs isn't a cull. "Return of Saturn" takes another hit with "Leftovers" just missing out on the top 50 (by literally 0.05 points!). I expected it would get one perfect score, given the praise from that voter, but it's a nice surprise it managed to get another one. Speaking of scores, it did receive a few 6's and 9's, but the vast majority of its scores were in the 7-8 range, which is reflected by its average. When it comes to leaderboard trajectory, thing weren't looking that good at the very start, but ever since we got to 10th voter, it was oscillating slightly above and slightly under top 50, settling just one spot below it. Also, this is an extremely rare instance of @Disco Tears appearing as the lowest scorer, given they have lost eleven 10's so far. Written by Gwen Stefani and Tony Kanal, "Leftovers" is notable for being the very first song composed after "Tragic Kingdom" was released, and therefore can be considered the earliest song to come out of what would become "Return of Saturn" sessions. They mention that it was written during soundcheck jams on tour and live performance from 1996 is enough of a proof for that and the song's lyrics and melodies are pretty much exactly the same. It was actually nearly scrapped altogether, before Tony investigated last-minute and changed its original double time tempo to half time beat, ultimately saving the song. Obviously, it was recorded for this album's purpose and has a slightly different style compared to the aforementioned live version. The song was one of six older tracks which were being considered for the album (the other five are not exactly known), but ended up as a B-side of "Ex-Girlfriend", where it appeared on UK (and other European countries) enhanced and Australian CD singles. The track was also released free with purchase of "Return of Saturn" at Target record store. Obviously, it was later released "Everything in Time" as track number 2, along with other... leftovers. This track was performed live only a handful of times during the Tragic Kingdom Tour, but there's one shoddy audio footage available from a show in Hollywood, California that took place on May 15, 1996. Still a feat for a rarity to be performed live, even if it was barely featured on the setlist. I really like "Leftovers" and its prominent reggae influences (a genre I have a soft spot for). It's very slick, from the bassline and drums setting the tone of the song, with added brass to complete the experience. The switch-up in the middle-8 also brings guitar and piano in the mix, and that little interlude of 'do, do, do...' is darn charming. Somehow, it doesn't do anything vaguely spectacular and takes its time yet just flows really well and doesn't seem like it overstays its welcome, living up to the reggae trademark. It's quite a vibe. And while I enjoy it a lot while it lasts, it just doesn't reach the heights of genius found of their other songs. I guess it's one of those songs where I don't have any remarks, but it's just never been among my faves, even when it comes to these B-sides. It's interesting to see their mindset right after the explosion of their popularity was, given they most likely wrote this track in 1996. The lyrical content might be less nuanced than pretty much everything on "Return of Saturn", but it still has some really nice metaphors and hints of darkness present on that record, which I find rather impressive. To back this up, according to Tom, "Leftovers" is about kisses (presumably 'leftovers' are kisses saved for after the breakup) and when you look at them, especially that line about backstage wristband, it makes the song a tad more adorable. I wonder if it is about Tony or Gavin, given that both were tumultuous relationships. But really, Gwen singing "I sure am greedy, hand 'em over to me" in that borderline sensual tone present throughout the track is sweet. Just a really cute song. I think its placement here is pretty much perfect, even though I have some lower scores lingering on. The commentary lives up to song's title, but what's also interesting is that both voters who provided a comment gave it the same score as me, which is roughly the same as its average score! @Sprockrooster (7.5) has a good idea: "Though it is not as good as Everything in Time, this would have been the perfect title track for the rarities collection." Would've been a much more apt title indeed. And I wouldn't call either of the two "Everything in Time" songs better than this one - we collectively agreed with that, actually. As per usual, @berserkboi (7.5) keeps thing short and concise: "Enjoyed the vibes throughout!" Issa jam, issa vibe. "Time is up, what's left is over..." Next up: Someone's 11-contender is out. And yet another 4+ minute song.