Welcome to PJ Retro 67! After a couple of themed rounds (@Island!), this round will be without a theme - so you can send anything you wish, as long as below rules are taken into account: You submit a song to me through a PM before the deadline (see the next post for the timeline), where you state: - artist - title - year it was released, with a link to the song (ideally, a YouTube link and Spotify link) The veto panel then reviews your submission, and you’ll hear back from me if you’ve successfully passed. Once the song list is revealed, 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 song goes here) 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points 5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point (your least favorite song of your top 10 goes here) You cannot vote for your own entry, you don’t know who submitted the other songs, and only those who have entered a song may submit a ballot. Contestants who enter a song but don’t vote will have their points total halved as a consequence. I’ll reveal the ballots at the end, and whoever accrues the most points wins the round! Criteria that will absolutely result in a veto • 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/PJ Retro 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 25 pages or more 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 (ex. Gwen Stefani and No Doubt, in an alternate universe where either of them could actually pass the veto criteria) 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 • Act has 15-24 pages of discussion on the forum • Song is by an act who had major success in the UK or US • Act has been entered multiple times in this contest This round WILL have a side-theme though!! It is absolutely voluntary to take part in the side-theme - but the more the merrier! The side-theme is all about ABBA and its members - so if you wish to participate, send me a favourite ABBA or ABBA related song with your contest entry, and they will be revealed with your ballot - so we'll have an absolutely stunning ABBA playlist, too! Anything goes - as long as it is ABBA-related, and from the 20th century: album cuts, A&A solo tracks, B&B produced tracks, covers versions.... And: commentary about your ABBA song is of course also welcome!