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PJ Retro 77: One Word Edition (Winner revealed!)

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by Maki, Jun 4, 2022.

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    Your song's title must be one word. One.



    PM both @iheartpoptarts and @Maki


    - Your entry (in Artist - Song format)
    - Link to entry on YouTube or similar
    - Preferred Spotify link (or a note that it's not on Spotify, or shouldn't be included in the Spotify playlist for whatever reason)


    You submit a song, the veto panel reviews your submission, and you’ll hear back 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 favourite song goes here)
    10 points
    8 points
    7 points
    6 points
    5 points
    4 points
    3 points
    2 points
    1 point (your least favourite 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 one by one at the end, and whoever accrues the most points wins the round, the envy of their peers, and an appearance at Bingo Bongo. Simple as that.

    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


    Submission: June 4 - June 11
    Voting: June 12 - June 26
    Results: June 27

    (All deadlines close 11:59 PM UK time)
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2022
  2. GAME

    We're playing PJRetro Hangman, or Wheel of Fortune, or something, except vowels are free and nobody dies.

    Here's how it goes...

    1. We'll post a one-word song title from PJOPS/Retro history with its letters replaced by blanks.

    e.g. _ _ _ _ _ _ _

    2. Somebody posts and chooses a letter they think might be in it.

    e.g. A

    3. If the letter's in the song title, we'll fill in the blanks. If not, we'll let you know!

    e.g. _ _ _ A _ A _

    4. Somebody posts and chooses another letter, and so on, until somebody guesses the correct song.

    5. We celebrate how awesome said song is by posting it here and then play all over again!

    (The above example was The Salsoul Orchestra feat. Loleatta Holloway's 'Runaway' from last round, by the way!)​
  3. Reserved just in case.

    You can post now!
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2022
  4. Okay! Our first song:

    _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

    Somebody guess a letter!
  5. A - s’il vous plait!
  6. There are no As!

    _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
  7. Do I keep guessing or let someone else have a turn?
  8. Also, E.
    Untouchable Ace, Attis, Maki and 2 others like this.
  9. Go ahead!

    One E!

    _ _ _ _ _ _ _ E _
    Untouchable Ace, Attis, Maki and 2 others like this.

  10. Bopper!


  11. No Os!

    _ _ _ _ _ _ _ E _
    Untouchable Ace, Maki, Attis and 2 others like this.
  12. I instantly thought of this one but wanted to stay true to the Retro theme and chose pre-2000 songs instead.
  13. One R!

    _ R _ _ _ _ _ E _

    I'll be back in like an hour but @Maki knows the answer and can take over if he wants!
  14. Me when nobody votes for my entry
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