PJ RETRO 47. Two Words. List Revealed. Start Voting. 2/8 | The Popjustice Forum

PJ RETRO 47. Two Words. List Revealed. Start Voting. 2/8

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by rawkey, Jun 22, 2019.

  1. Kevin won. Now this...

    Welcome to:

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    The contest:
    You submit a song, the veto panel reviews your submission and decide if it passes.
    Then you listen to all of the other entries and put together a Eurovision-style ballot ranking the 10 songs you think most deserve recognition with point values as follows:

    12 points (your favorite)
    10 points
    8 points
    7 points
    6 points
    5 points
    4 points
    3 points
    2 points
    1 point (tenth favorite)

    You cannot vote for your own entry, so pray that someone else does. You don’t know who submitted the other songs and only those who have entered a song may submit a ballot. I’ll reveal the ballots one by one at the end, and whoever accrues the most points wins!

    The veto process.
    Criteria that will absolutely result in your song being vetoed:

    • Song was originally released after December 31, 1999
    • Song was already entered in a previous round of any of the PJ song contests
    • Click here for the list of previous PJOPS entries
    • Click here for the list of previous PJSC entries?
    • Song peaked within the top 10 on the UK or US singles chart
    • Song is a cover of or contains a prominent sample of a UK or US top 10 hit OR was covered/prominently sampled in a song that was a UK or US top 10 hit
    • Act has over 30 pages of discussion on the forum
    • Act was entered in the previous round - this includes any related solo or group acts to an act that was entered in the previous round

    Criteria that will also be taken in consideration for veto purposes:

    • Song is from an album that peaked in the top 10 on the UK or US albums chart
    • Song is from a Platinum- or Gold-certified album in the UK or US
    • Song peaked between #11 and #20 on the UK or US singles chart
    • Song was a major hit in other big music markets (France, Germany, Japan, etc) and/or in multiple countries
    • Song is by an act who had major success in the UK or US
    • Act has been entered multiple times in this contest (e.g. Dalida)

    (thanks @Jeffo for typing this all out last round so I could just steal it)

    The theme:
    This round, your entry should be a song with a two word title.

    There were some potential pitfalls that I thought about, so for clarity:
    • Words with apostrophes will be fine and will count as one word - as long as that is how it appears in the official song title.
    • Hyphens are also OK but, by definition, they join words so each word will be counted e.g. 'Rendez-vous' is two words - although 'Rendezvous' also exists as one word in English too so have fun with that... (noting 'Secret Rendezvous' by Karen White was too big a hit to qualify - but what a bop).
    • Any words in brackets will be included in the word count.
    • No numbers as digits please (e.g. 'Take 5' is one word and one number, the theme is two words).
    • Two words joined by '&' will not fit the theme, sorry. Likewise titles with other symbols may also not fit.

    Hope this all makes sense!
    I'm trying not to make it complicated, honest...

    As long as it looks like two words you should be fine.
    Fingers crossed this theme does not make it too hard for non-English language submissions either as we like those very much.

    Key dates:
    • Submissions open. (Right now)
    • Fortnight deadline. (7/7).
    • Inevitable delay.
    • List revealed. (~10/7).
    • Three weeks. (2/8).
    • The results. (3/8).

    You ready?

    Let's go!
     
  2. First reserve
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    Zdzislawa Sosnicka - Aleja Gwiazd
    Miharu Koshi - Capricious Salad
    YU Grupa - Crni Leptir
    My Mine - Cupid Girl
    Kids in the Kitchen - Current Stand
    Juliana Hatfield - Forever Baby (Alternate Link)
    2 Fabiola - Freak Out
    E.V.E - Good Life
    D'Influence - Good Lover
    Huey Baby and the Babysitters - Hard Times
    Deni Hines - It's Alright
    Total - Kissing You
    Minnie Riperton - Les Fleurs
    Berlin – Like Flames
    Debbie Deb - Lookout Weekend
    Linda Perry - Lost Command
    Bachelor Girl - Lucky Me
    Leilani - Madness Thing
    Amazulu - Moonlight Romance
    The Jodelles - My Boy
    Jellyfish - New Mistake
    Eye to Eye - Nice Girls
    Vaya Con Dios - Night Owls
    Laura Pausini - Non C'è
    The Graces - Perfect View
    Susan Aglukark - Pond Inlet
    John Farnham - Pressure Down
    Static-X - Push It
    Tracy Shaw - Ridin' High
    Tatjana - Santa Maria
    Frizzle Sizzle - Second Chance
    Foetus - Sick Man
    Heart - Sleep Alone
    Fann Wong - Summer Rain
    Talk Talk - Talk Talk
    Hipsway - The Honeythief (Alternate link)
    10,000 Maniacs - Trouble Me
    Donna Lewis - Without Love

    Spotify playlist:




    Zdzislawa Sosnicka - Aleja Gwiazd
    Miharu Koshi - Capricious Salad
    YU Grupa - Crni Leptir
    My Mine - Cupid Girl
    Kids in the Kitchen - Current Stand
    Juliana Hatfield - Forever Baby
    2 Fabiola - Freak Out
    E.V.E - Good Life
    D'Influence - Good Lover
    Huey Baby and the Babysitters - Hard Times
    Deni Hines - It's Alright
    Total - Kissing You
    Minnie Riperton - Les Fleurs
    Berlin – Like Flames
    Debbie Deb - Lookout Weekend
    Linda Perry - Lost Command
    Bachelor Girl - Lucky Me
    Leilani - Madness Thing
    Amazulu - Moonlight Romance
    The Jodelles - My Boy
    Jellyfish - New Mistake
    Eye to Eye - Nice Girls
    Vaya Con Dios - Night Owls
    Laura Pausini - Non C'è
    The Graces - Perfect View
    Susan Aglukark - Pond Inlet
    John Farnham - Pressure Down
    Static-X - Push It
    Tracy Shaw - Ridin' High
    Tatjana - Santa Maria
    Frizzle Sizzle - Second Chance
    Foetus - Sick Man
    Heart - Sleep Alone
    Fann Wong - Summer Rain
    Talk Talk - Talk Talk
    Hipsway - The Honeythief
    10,000 Maniacs - Trouble Me
    Donna Lewis - Without Love
     
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2019
    Filippa, Maki, berserkboi and 4 others like this.
  3. Third degree
     
  4. I'm First.
     
    Maki, berserkboi, pop3blow2 and 5 others like this.
  5. I'm ready.
     
    Maki, berserkboi, pop3blow2 and 3 others like this.
  6. Do I
    go for
    the song
    that might
    come first
    or should
    I submit
    the song
    I like
    the most
    or do
    I enter
    the tune
    that might
    make others
    sit up
    and wonder
    what on
    earth did
    I just
    listen to
     
    Maki, berserkboi, əʊæ and 6 others like this.
  7. Either works.
     
  8. Totally understand.
    Similar problem.
     
  9. How do we feel about (words in parentheses)?
     
    Maki, berserkboi, londonrain and 2 others like this.
  10. Rules quote:

     
    Maki, berserkboi, londonrain and 3 others like this.
  11. They're probably
    not OK!
    ...but you
    could have
    other punctuation
    (Thanks Shania!)
     
    Maki, berserkboi, pop3blow2 and 3 others like this.
  12. Thanks, missed that part!
     
  13. Then perhaps.
    Will all.
    Our thoughts.

    We submit.
    Only be.
    Represented as.
    Double word.
    Short sentences?

    (...that was difficult. Haiku would be easier...)
     
    Maki, berserkboi, nnnumb and 3 others like this.
  14. Entirely optional!
     
    Maki, berserkboi and soratami like this.
  15. I'm fucked.
     
  16. A sentence
    only requires
    two phrases
    which can
    be just
    single words:
    one noun
    one verb
    that's all
    for example
    'Jesus wept.'

    But such
    brevity is
    not easy.
     
  17. I was tempted to submit a song that is titled 'One Word', since it meets the criteria, but it's not my favourite song, so I went with something else instead.
     
  18. Two songs. Same title.
    Fine achievement.
     
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2019
  19. Fun theme!
     
    Maki, berserkboi, soratami and 2 others like this.
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