PJ Retro 96°F ☀️ The Sun Always Shines on PJ (Winner crowned ⛱️)

A&E

they&she
Ballot 13/33​
PJRetro 96: My Ballot

12: Lone Justice

10: Rotary Connection

8: Tricky

7: The Mighty Lemon Drops

6: The Primitives

5: Philip Glass

4: Karen Marks

3: Baby Fox

2: Thelma Houston

1: The Day Zs

Ballot 14/33​
Hello here's my scores, hope you notified

12 Philip Glass
10 Sonic R
8 Pizzicato Five
7 Rotary Connection
6 The Primitives
5 Thelma Houston
4 David Sylvian
3 Lone Justice
2 Baby Fox
1 The Mighty Lemon Drops


Leaderboard 07/17
Daliah Lavi - Tell Him That It's Snowing // Disco Blister =49
Baby Fox - Rain // Up N Down =49
Tricky - Makes Me Wanna Die // undisco_me =47
Rotary Connection - I Am the Black Gold of the Sun // NecessaryVoodoo =39
The Mighty Lemon Drops - Fall Down (Like the Rain) // DominoDancing =38
One More Time - Calming Rain // WowWowWowWow =36
Philip Glass - Floe // Filler =34
Opus III - I Talk to the Wind // A&E =33
Bang Gang - So Alone // Maki =31
Thelma Houston - Ride to the Rainbow // Lego =31
Lone Justice - Dixie Storms // unnameable =31
Anna Jurksztowicz - Stan pogody // Phonetics Girl =30
Happy Rhodes - When the Rain Came Down // Isobel =29
Richard Jacques feat. TJ Davis - Can You Feel the Sunshine? // Dynamo =28
Rebecca - フレンズ (Friends) // TéléDex =26
Hot Cold - Love Is Like a Game // iheartpoptarts =24
The Hurricanes - Only One Night // Untouchable Ace =24
Triple J - Follow the Sun // Attis =22
Transister - Look Who's Perfect Now // ohnoitisnathan =22
Pizzicato Five - 陽の当たる大通り (On the Sunny Side of the Street) // Verseau =22
Nadieh - Windforce 11 // WoW73 =21
Piper - Summer Breeze // soratami =21
The Two Tons - I Depend on You // Jeffo =18
Luba - How Many (Rivers to Cross) // klow =17
The Primitives - Summer Rain // CatastropheBoy =17
Milva - Cuori solitari // KamikazeHeart =15
Trine Rein - Summernight Magic // pop3blow2 =13
David Sylvian - Thalheim // Tiger Suit =13
The Day Zs - Sunny Dayz // invertedbutterfly =10
Karen Marks - Cold Café // If You Go =9
Sabrina Johnston - Reasons // cdd216 =5
Storm - Huri-Khan // Ezz =4
Alain Souchon - La ballade de Jim // berserkboi =4

It's only getting closer at the top.
 

A&E

they&she
Ballot 15/33​
Hiya!

Interesting round! Here are my scores:

12 points: Rebecca - Friends
10 points: Nadieh - Windforce 11
8 points: Luba - How Many (Rivers to Cross)
7 points: Alain Souchon - La ballade de Jim
6 points: Transister - Look Who's Perfect Now
5 points: Sabrina Johnston - Reasons
4 points: Tricky - Makes Me Wanna Die
3 points: Anna Jurksztowicz - Stan pogody
2 points: One More Time - Calming Rain
1 point: Baby Fox - Rain
Honourable mentions:

Bang Gang - So Alone
Happy Rhodes - When the Rain Came Down
Daliah Lavi - Tell Him That It's Snowing

Thanks!

Ballot 16/33​
Hiyer, that particular Philip Glass album was one of the albums I would listen to on a loop during my shortlived hobby as a website designer/html coder so I couldn't not give it the 12 points for nostalgic reasons.

12 points - Philip Glass - Floe
10 points- Tricky - Makes Me Wanna Die
8 points - Lone Justice - Dixie Storms
7 points - David Sylvian - Thalheim
6 points - Happy Rhodes - When The Rain Came Down
5 points - Bang Gang - So Alone
4 points - Karen Marks - Cold Café
3 points - Baby Fox - Rain
2 points - Pizzicato Five - 陽の当たる大り (On the Sunny Side of the Street)
1 point - Thelma Houston - Ride To The Rainbow

echs oh echs oh


Leaderboard 08/17
Tricky - Makes Me Wanna Die // undisco_me =61
Baby Fox - Rain // Up N Down =53
Daliah Lavi - Tell Him That It's Snowing // Disco Blister =49
Philip Glass - Floe // Filler =46
Rotary Connection - I Am the Black Gold of the Sun // NecessaryVoodoo =39
Lone Justice - Dixie Storms // unnameable =39
The Mighty Lemon Drops - Fall Down (Like the Rain) // DominoDancing =38
One More Time - Calming Rain // WowWowWowWow =38
Rebecca - フレンズ (Friends) // TéléDex =38
Bang Gang - So Alone // Maki =36
Happy Rhodes - When the Rain Came Down // Isobel =35
Opus III - I Talk to the Wind // A&E =33
Anna Jurksztowicz - Stan pogody // Phonetics Girl =33
Thelma Houston - Ride to the Rainbow // Lego =32
Nadieh - Windforce 11 // WoW73 =31
Richard Jacques feat. TJ Davis - Can You Feel the Sunshine? // Dynamo =28
Transister - Look Who's Perfect Now // ohnoitisnathan =28
Luba - How Many (Rivers to Cross) // klow =25
Hot Cold - Love Is Like a Game // iheartpoptarts =24
The Hurricanes - Only One Night // Untouchable Ace =24
Pizzicato Five - 陽の当たる大通り (On the Sunny Side of the Street) // Verseau =24
Triple J - Follow the Sun // Attis =22
Piper - Summer Breeze // soratami =21
David Sylvian - Thalheim // Tiger Suit =20
The Two Tons - I Depend on You // Jeffo =18
The Primitives - Summer Rain // CatastropheBoy =17
Milva - Cuori solitari // KamikazeHeart =15
Trine Rein - Summernight Magic // pop3blow2 =13
Karen Marks - Cold Café // If You Go =13
Alain Souchon - La ballade de Jim // berserkboi =11
The Day Zs - Sunny Dayz // invertedbutterfly =10
Sabrina Johnston - Reasons // cdd216 =10
Storm - Huri-Khan // Ezz =4

Tricky's taken the lead.
 

A&E

they&she
Ballot 17/33​
12 - Richard Jacques feat. TJ Davis - Can You Feel the Sunshine?
(Guys we were literally just talking about this, yeah okay take all my points, you’re making me smile so hard, love you.)

10 - Triple J - Follow the Sun
(One of the rare cases where an instrumental break makes me like the song more, like does this ever go off.)

8 - The Day Zs - Sunny Dayz
(How did you even find this, like do you just have a collection of super obscure girl group albums.)

7 - Luba - How Many (Rivers to Cross)
(Almost bordering on too AC for me but the chorus is really really good.)

6 - Sabrina Johnston - Reasons
(Sounds like a dance remix of something so I approve.)

5 - The Hurricanes - Only One Night
(All pretty and glittery with occasional cavemen.)

4 - Transister - Look Who's Perfect Now
(This sort of thing has aged particularly well.)

3 - Thelma Houston - Ride to the Rainbow
(The vocals make this so much bigger.)

2 - Trine Rein - Summernight Magic
(I mean why not have ABBA soundalikes.)

1 - The Two Tons - I Depend on You
(Outsung the rest of my maybe list.)

Thanks and hugs!

Ballot 18/33​
12 Storm - Huri-Khan
10 Milva - Cuori solitari
08 Anna Jurksztowicz - Stan pogody
07 The Hurricanes - Only One Night
06 One More Time - Calming Rain
05 Tricky - Makes Me Wanna Die
04 Hot Cold - Love Is Like a Game
03 Bang Gang - So Alone
02 The Mighty Lemon Drops - Fall Down (Like the Rain)
01 Happy Rhodes - When the Rain Came Down

Leaderboard 09/17
Tricky - Makes Me Wanna Die // undisco_me =66
Baby Fox - Rain // Up N Down =53
Daliah Lavi - Tell Him That It's Snowing // Disco Blister =49
Philip Glass - Floe // Filler =46
One More Time - Calming Rain // WowWowWowWow =44
Anna Jurksztowicz - Stan pogody // Phonetics Girl =41
The Mighty Lemon Drops - Fall Down (Like the Rain) // DominoDancing =40
Richard Jacques feat. TJ Davis - Can You Feel the Sunshine? // Dynamo =40
Rotary Connection - I Am the Black Gold of the Sun // NecessaryVoodoo =39
Lone Justice - Dixie Storms // unnameable =39
Bang Gang - So Alone // Maki =39
Rebecca - フレンズ (Friends) // TéléDex =38
Happy Rhodes - When the Rain Came Down // Isobel =36
The Hurricanes - Only One Night // Untouchable Ace =36
Thelma Houston - Ride to the Rainbow // Lego =35
Opus III - I Talk to the Wind // A&E =33
Transister - Look Who's Perfect Now // ohnoitisnathan =32
Luba - How Many (Rivers to Cross) // klow =32
Triple J - Follow the Sun // Attis =32
Nadieh - Windforce 11 // WoW73 =31
Hot Cold - Love Is Like a Game // iheartpoptarts =28
Milva - Cuori solitari // KamikazeHeart =25
Pizzicato Five - 陽の当たる大通り (On the Sunny Side of the Street) // Verseau =24
Piper - Summer Breeze // soratami =21
David Sylvian - Thalheim // Tiger Suit =20
The Two Tons - I Depend on You // Jeffo =19
The Day Zs - Sunny Dayz // invertedbutterfly =18
The Primitives - Summer Rain // CatastropheBoy =17
Sabrina Johnston - Reasons // cdd216 =16
Storm - Huri-Khan // Ezz =16
Trine Rein - Summernight Magic // pop3blow2 =15
Karen Marks - Cold Café // If You Go =13
Alain Souchon - La ballade de Jim // berserkboi =11

Everyone's in double digits!
 

A&E

they&she
Ballot 19/33​
Hi there! Here are my scores:

12
Nadieh - Windforce 11
Lone Justice - Dixie Storms
Daliah Lavi - Tell Him That It's Snowing
Alain Souchon - La ballade de Jim
Piper - Summer Breeze
The Primitives - Summer Rain
Happy Rhodes - When the Rain Came Down
Luba - How Many (Rivers to Cross)
Karen Marks - Cold Café
Anna Jurksztowicz - Stan pogody
1

Ballot 20/33​
Greetings!

My points!

12/ Rotary Connection (I am once again reminding everyone that the Nuyorican Soul album, which features a cover of this song, is absolute perfection)

10/ Thelma Houston

8/ Nadieh

7/ The Hurricanes

6/ Hot Cold

5/ Storm

4/ The Two Tons

3/ Anna Jurksztowicz

2/ Rebecca

1/ Luba


Leaderboard 10/17
Tricky - Makes Me Wanna Die // undisco_me =66
Daliah Lavi - Tell Him That It's Snowing // Disco Blister =57
Baby Fox - Rain // Up N Down =53
Rotary Connection - I Am the Black Gold of the Sun // NecessaryVoodoo =51
Nadieh - Windforce 11 // WoW73 =51
Lone Justice - Dixie Storms // unnameable =49
Philip Glass - Floe // Filler =46
Anna Jurksztowicz - Stan pogody // Phonetics Girl =45
Thelma Houston - Ride to the Rainbow // Lego =45
One More Time - Calming Rain // WowWowWowWow =44
The Hurricanes - Only One Night // Untouchable Ace =43
The Mighty Lemon Drops - Fall Down (Like the Rain) // DominoDancing =40
Richard Jacques feat. TJ Davis - Can You Feel the Sunshine? // Dynamo =40
Rebecca - フレンズ (Friends) // TéléDex =40
Happy Rhodes - When the Rain Came Down // Isobel =40
Bang Gang - So Alone // Maki =39
Luba - How Many (Rivers to Cross) // klow =36
Hot Cold - Love Is Like a Game // iheartpoptarts =34
Opus III - I Talk to the Wind // A&E =33
Transister - Look Who's Perfect Now // ohnoitisnathan =32
Triple J - Follow the Sun // Attis =32
Piper - Summer Breeze // soratami =27
Milva - Cuori solitari // KamikazeHeart =25
Pizzicato Five - 陽の当たる大通り (On the Sunny Side of the Street) // Verseau =24
The Two Tons - I Depend on You // Jeffo =23
The Primitives - Summer Rain // CatastropheBoy =22
Storm - Huri-Khan // Ezz =21
David Sylvian - Thalheim // Tiger Suit =20
The Day Zs - Sunny Dayz // invertedbutterfly =18
Alain Souchon - La ballade de Jim // berserkboi =18
Sabrina Johnston - Reasons // cdd216 =16
Trine Rein - Summernight Magic // pop3blow2 =15
Karen Marks - Cold Café // If You Go =15
 

A&E

they&she
Ballot 21/33​
12
The Day Zs
One More Time
Alain Souchon
Transister
Hot Cold
Luba
Triple J
Happy Rhodes
The Mighty Lemon Drops
REBECCA
1
HM:
Daliah Lavi
Pizzicato Five
Opus III

Ballot 22/33​
1 point - Opus III - I Talk To The Wind
2 points - Anna Jurksztowicz - Stan pogody
3 points - Luba - How Many
4 points - Philip Glass - Floe
5 points - Alain Souchon - La ballade de Jim
6 points- Bang Gang - So Lonely
7 points - Nadieh - Windforce 11
8 points - One More Time - Calming Rain
10 points - Happy Rhodes - When The Rain Came Down
12 points - Lone Justice - Dixie Storms

Leaderboard 11/17
Tricky - Makes Me Wanna Die // undisco_me =66
One More Time - Calming Rain // WowWowWowWow =62
Lone Justice - Dixie Storms // unnameable =61
Nadieh - Windforce 11 // WoW73 =58
Daliah Lavi - Tell Him That It's Snowing // Disco Blister =57
Baby Fox - Rain // Up N Down =53
Happy Rhodes - When the Rain Came Down // Isobel =53
Rotary Connection - I Am the Black Gold of the Sun // NecessaryVoodoo =51
Philip Glass - Floe // Filler =50
Anna Jurksztowicz - Stan pogody // Phonetics Girl =47
Thelma Houston - Ride to the Rainbow // Lego =45
Bang Gang - So Alone // Maki =45
Luba - How Many (Rivers to Cross) // klow =44
The Hurricanes - Only One Night // Untouchable Ace =43
The Mighty Lemon Drops - Fall Down (Like the Rain) // DominoDancing =42
Rebecca - フレンズ (Friends) // TéléDex =41
Richard Jacques feat. TJ Davis - Can You Feel the Sunshine? // Dynamo =40
Hot Cold - Love Is Like a Game // iheartpoptarts =40
Transister - Look Who's Perfect Now // ohnoitisnathan =39
Triple J - Follow the Sun // Attis =36
Opus III - I Talk to the Wind // A&E =34
Alain Souchon - La ballade de Jim // berserkboi =31
The Day Zs - Sunny Dayz // invertedbutterfly =30
Piper - Summer Breeze // soratami =27
Milva - Cuori solitari // KamikazeHeart =25
Pizzicato Five - 陽の当たる大通り (On the Sunny Side of the Street) // Verseau =24
The Two Tons - I Depend on You // Jeffo =23
The Primitives - Summer Rain // CatastropheBoy =22
Storm - Huri-Khan // Ezz =21
David Sylvian - Thalheim // Tiger Suit =20
Sabrina Johnston - Reasons // cdd216 =16
Trine Rein - Summernight Magic // pop3blow2 =15
Karen Marks - Cold Café // If You Go =15

At this point I was kind of spiralling because I hadn't received any points in the last 12 ballots, so I definitely appreciated even that single point dd.
 

A&E

they&she
Ballot 23/33​
I hope everyone enjoyed Philip Glass.

~ * 12 POINTS - COLD CAFÉ (KAREN MARKS) * ~
10 - When the Rain Came Down (Happy Rhodes)
8 - I Am the Black Gold of the Sun (Rotary Connection)
7 - Makes Me Wanna Die (Tricky)
6 - Windforce 11 (Nadieh)
5 - Tell Him That It's Snowing (Daliah Levi)
4 - Huri-Khan (Storm)
3 - Look Who's Perfect Now (Transister)
2 - Rain (Baby Fox)
1 - So Alone (Bang Gang)

Ballot 24/33​
This was an excellent round!

12 - Opus III - I Talk to the Wind
10 - Alain Souchon - La ballade de Jim
8 - The Day Zs - Sunny Dayz
7 - Pizzicato Five - 陽の当たる大通り (On the Sunny Side of the Street)
6 - Philip Glass - Floe
5 - Rebecca - フレンズ (Friends)
4 - Nadieh - Windforce 11
(It's such a kii that this basically has the vocal hook from It's Always Sunny's Dayman song)

3 - Thelma Houston - Ride to the Rainbow
2 - Sabrina Johnston - Reasons
1 - David Sylvian - Thalheim


Leaderboard 12/17
Tricky - Makes Me Wanna Die // undisco_me =73
Nadieh - Windforce 11 // WoW73 =68
Happy Rhodes - When the Rain Came Down // Isobel =63
One More Time - Calming Rain // WowWowWowWow =62
Daliah Lavi - Tell Him That It's Snowing // Disco Blister =62
Lone Justice - Dixie Storms // unnameable =61
Rotary Connection - I Am the Black Gold of the Sun // NecessaryVoodoo =59
Philip Glass - Floe // Filler =56
Baby Fox - Rain // Up N Down =55
Thelma Houston - Ride to the Rainbow // Lego =48
Anna Jurksztowicz - Stan pogody // Phonetics Girl =47
Bang Gang - So Alone // Maki =46
Rebecca - フレンズ (Friends) // TéléDex =46
Opus III - I Talk to the Wind // A&E =46
Luba - How Many (Rivers to Cross) // klow =44
The Hurricanes - Only One Night // Untouchable Ace =43
The Mighty Lemon Drops - Fall Down (Like the Rain) // DominoDancing =42
Transister - Look Who's Perfect Now // ohnoitisnathan =42
Alain Souchon - La ballade de Jim // berserkboi =41
Richard Jacques feat. TJ Davis - Can You Feel the Sunshine? // Dynamo =40
Hot Cold - Love Is Like a Game // iheartpoptarts =40
The Day Zs - Sunny Dayz // invertedbutterfly =38
Triple J - Follow the Sun // Attis =36
Pizzicato Five - 陽の当たる大通り (On the Sunny Side of the Street) // Verseau =31
Piper - Summer Breeze // soratami =27
Karen Marks - Cold Café // If You Go =27
Milva - Cuori solitari // KamikazeHeart =25
Storm - Huri-Khan // Ezz =25
The Two Tons - I Depend on You // Jeffo =23
The Primitives - Summer Rain // CatastropheBoy =22
David Sylvian - Thalheim // Tiger Suit =21
Sabrina Johnston - Reasons // cdd216 =18
Trine Rein - Summernight Magic // pop3blow2 =15

Tricky strengthens his grip on the top spot, can anyone catch up?
 

A&E

they&she
Ballot 25/33​
12 The Primitives - Summer Rain
10 Piper - Summer Breeze
8 Sabrina Johnston - Reasons
7 Opus III - I Talk to the Wind
6 Trine Rein - Summernight Magic
5 Hot Cold - Love Is Like a Game
4 Philip Glass - Floe
3 Anna Jurksztowicz - Stan pogody
2 Rebecca - Friends
1 Richard Jacques feat. TJ Davis - Can You Feel the Sunshine?

Ballot 26/33​
12 The Mighty Lemon Drops - Fall Down (Like the Rain)
10 Alain Souchon - La ballade de Jim
8 Nadieh - Windforce 11
7 Bang Gang - So Alone
6 Rebecca - フレンズ (Friends)
5 Rotary Connection - I Am the Black Gold of the Sun
4 David Sylvian - Thalheim
3 Piper - Summer Breeze
2 Hot Cold - Love Is Like a Game
1 One More Time - Calming Rain
HM
Anna Jurksztowicz - Stan pogody
The Day Zs - Sunny Dayz
Milva - Cuori solitari
Opus III - I Talk to the Wind
Triple J - Follow the Sun
Storm - Huri-Khan
Pizzicato Five - 陽の当たる大通り (On the Sunny Side of the Street)
Trine Rein - Summernight Magic
Philip Glass - Floe


Leaderboard 13/17
Nadieh - Windforce 11 // WoW73 =76
Tricky - Makes Me Wanna Die // undisco_me =73
Rotary Connection - I Am the Black Gold of the Sun // NecessaryVoodoo =64
Happy Rhodes - When the Rain Came Down // Isobel =63
One More Time - Calming Rain // WowWowWowWow =63
Daliah Lavi - Tell Him That It's Snowing // Disco Blister =62
Lone Justice - Dixie Storms // unnameable =61
Philip Glass - Floe // Filler =60
Baby Fox - Rain // Up N Down =55
Rebecca - フレンズ (Friends) // TéléDex =54
The Mighty Lemon Drops - Fall Down (Like the Rain) // DominoDancing =54
Bang Gang - So Alone // Maki =53
Opus III - I Talk to the Wind // A&E =53
Alain Souchon - La ballade de Jim // berserkboi =51
Anna Jurksztowicz - Stan pogody // Phonetics Girl =50
Thelma Houston - Ride to the Rainbow // Lego =48
Hot Cold - Love Is Like a Game // iheartpoptarts =47
Luba - How Many (Rivers to Cross) // klow =44
The Hurricanes - Only One Night // Untouchable Ace =43
Transister - Look Who's Perfect Now // ohnoitisnathan =42
Richard Jacques feat. TJ Davis - Can You Feel the Sunshine? // Dynamo =41
Piper - Summer Breeze // soratami =40
The Day Zs - Sunny Dayz // invertedbutterfly =38
Triple J - Follow the Sun // Attis =36
The Primitives - Summer Rain // CatastropheBoy =34
Pizzicato Five - 陽の当たる大通り (On the Sunny Side of the Street) // Verseau =31
Karen Marks - Cold Café // If You Go =27
Sabrina Johnston - Reasons // cdd216 =26
Milva - Cuori solitari // KamikazeHeart =25
Storm - Huri-Khan // Ezz =25
David Sylvian - Thalheim // Tiger Suit =25
The Two Tons - I Depend on You // Jeffo =23
Trine Rein - Summernight Magic // pop3blow2 =21

Well, Tricky couldn't withstand Windforce 11. Can Nadieh retain her lead? Oh, and everyone's got more than 20 points!
 

A&E

they&she
Ballot 27/33​
Hello!
Here are my votes for this round:

12 points - Karen Marks - Cold Café
~ I just kept coming back to this one, there's something so addictive and hypnotic about the minimalistic production and amazing melodies. Somehow it's effortlessly quirky and artistic - as such, it emerged as an instant sonic standout. Truly a case of 'less is more'. Genius stuff.

10 points - Nadieh - Windforce 11
~ Right from the start, this one just sounds like a massive classic through and through. Those melodies paired with the instrumental and lyrics, plus her vocals just work perfectly. Absolutely brilliant.

8 points - One More Time - Calming Rain
~ Pretty sure this was my initial 12 contender, I still consider it as such. A delightful song with atmospheric production, plenty of hooks and beautiful melodies. Yet another fantastic discovery.

7 points - Rebecca - フレンズ (Friends)
~ This is just lovely, from the melodies to the instrumental which is a perfect balance between rocky and synthy sound, plus there's an underlying sadness which just appeals to me. It sounds like a lost anime song too.

6 points - Daliah Lavi - Tell Him That It's Snowing
~ Sometimes a simple, melodic melancholy ballad is all I need. With her beautiful vocals and instrumental, it really evokes the sense of longing.

5 points - Baby Fox - Rain
~ Top-notch moody production, crystal clear vocals, trip hop influences, that tempo change. I'm very baited by this one (and I must mention it's much superior to Madonna's song of the same title).

4 points - Milva - Cuori solitari
~ A winner-esque banger. I especially love the chorus and those instrumental bits.

3 points - The Mighty Lemon Drops - Fall Down (Like the Rain)
~ Very much an English 80s rock band, very enjoyable. Definitely sounds like a big hit that never was.

2 points - Anna Jurksztowicz - Stan pogody
~ I really like how this one has city pop influences, a lovely bop. And that chorus sounds rather familiar to me.

1 point - Happy Rhodes - When the Rain Came Down
~ The verses almost bored me but that chorus was 'wow' moment - the witchy vibes totally won me over. Can't believe a song like this is getting only one point.

0.5 points - The Hurricanes - Only One Night
~ The unfortunate entry which missed out on my top 10 by the tiniest bit. We already had similarly sounding, catchy 80s Modern Talking type of songs and this is surely among the better ones out of these, so only reason I can give as to cutting this one is is that it didn't hold up when I listened to the 11 I shortlisted for the final time (which was like 4th or 5th listen).

0.25 points - Storm - Huri-Khan
~ At first I was digging this but felt like it was weird but later it really crept up and I actually considered giving it points. The stellar competition said otherwise. One of the coolest instrumental entries we've had in a while.


Honourable mentions:
Piper - Summer Breeze
~ A very pretty and breezy city pop tune. I really like how it brings both summery and wintery vibes at the same time.

Alain Souchon - La ballade de Jim
~ Another one I had on 'maybe points'. Very good but "Foule sentimentale" is my preferred song by Alain.

Triple J - Follow the Sun
~ This is a very enjoyable happy hardcore bop. That breakdown is insane.

Richard Jacques feat. TJ Davis - Can You Feel the Sunshine?
~ Catchy fever dream boppery. Such a perfect fit for the soundtrack it's made for.

David Sylvian - Thalheim
~ I much prefer his previous entry but this is another moody type of tune which I like.

Regards,
Maki

Ballot 28/33​
12 Hot Cold

10 The Primitives

8 Rebecca

7 Daliah Lavi

6 Luba

5 One More Time

4 Philip Glass

3 Triple J

2 Tricky

1 The Mighty Lemon Drops

HM Opus III
I entered Maria McKee vocals again. I already entered “Shelter” previously, which fits the theme perfectly. Also, their song “After the flood” would fit perfectly.

I would have entered “I love you goodbye” by Thomas Dolby, but that’s already been entered too.


Leaderboard 14/17
Nadieh - Windforce 11 // WoW73 =86
One More Time - Calming Rain // WowWowWowWow =76
Tricky - Makes Me Wanna Die // undisco_me =75
Daliah Lavi - Tell Him That It's Snowing // Disco Blister =75
Rebecca - フレンズ (Friends) // TéléDex =69
Rotary Connection - I Am the Black Gold of the Sun // NecessaryVoodoo =64
Happy Rhodes - When the Rain Came Down // Isobel =64
Philip Glass - Floe // Filler =64
Lone Justice - Dixie Storms // unnameable =61
Baby Fox - Rain // Up N Down =60
Hot Cold - Love Is Like a Game // iheartpoptarts =59
The Mighty Lemon Drops - Fall Down (Like the Rain) // DominoDancing =58
Bang Gang - So Alone // Maki =53
Opus III - I Talk to the Wind // A&E =53
Anna Jurksztowicz - Stan pogody // Phonetics Girl =52
Alain Souchon - La ballade de Jim // berserkboi =51
Luba - How Many (Rivers to Cross) // klow =50
Thelma Houston - Ride to the Rainbow // Lego =48
The Primitives - Summer Rain // CatastropheBoy =44
The Hurricanes - Only One Night // Untouchable Ace =43
Transister - Look Who's Perfect Now // ohnoitisnathan =42
Richard Jacques feat. TJ Davis - Can You Feel the Sunshine? // Dynamo =41
Piper - Summer Breeze // soratami =40
Triple J - Follow the Sun // Attis =39
Karen Marks - Cold Café // If You Go =39
The Day Zs - Sunny Dayz // invertedbutterfly =38
Pizzicato Five - 陽の当たる大通り (On the Sunny Side of the Street) // Verseau =31
Milva - Cuori solitari // KamikazeHeart =29
Sabrina Johnston - Reasons // cdd216 =26
Storm - Huri-Khan // Ezz =25
David Sylvian - Thalheim // Tiger Suit =25
The Two Tons - I Depend on You // Jeffo =23
Trine Rein - Summernight Magic // pop3blow2 =21

Nadieh's pulling further away but the following 3 entries couldn't be closer!
 

A&E

they&she
Ballot 29/33​
12 The Primitives
10 Alain Souchon
08 Opus III
07 Pizzicato Five
06 Sabrina Johnston
05 Triple J, Jennifer Bolton
04 One More Time
03 The Mighty Lemon
02 REBECCA
01 Karen Marks

Ballot 30/33​
12 Piper - Summer Breeze: 10
10 Pizzicato Five - 陽の当たる大通り (On the Sunny Side of the Street): 9.8
8 Rotary Connection - I Am the Black Gold of the Sun: 9.7
7 Luba - How Many (Rivers to Cross): 9.6
6 Alain Souchon - La ballade de Jim: 9.5
5 Anna Jurksztowicz - Stan pogody: 9.5
4 Hot Cold - Love Is Like a Game: 9.5
3 The Hurricanes - Only One Night: 9.5
2 Daliah Lavi - Tell Him That It's Snowing: 9.5
1 Milva - Cuori solitari: 9.4
Thelma Houston - Ride to the Rainbow: 9.4
Happy Rhodes - When the Rain Came Down: 9.4
Richard Jacques feat. TJ Davis - Can You Feel the Sunshine?: 9.4
Karen Marks - Cold Café: 9.3
Nadieh - Windforce 11: 9.3
The Two Tons - I Depend on You: 9.3
Opus III - I Talk to the Wind: 9.3
Storm - Huri-Khan: 9.3
Baby Fox - Rain: 9.3
David Sylvian - Thalheim: 9.2
Philip Glass - Floe: 9.2
Bang Gang - So Alone: 9.2
Lone Justice - Dixie Storms: 9.2
Tricky - Makes Me Wanna Die: 9.1
The Day Zs - Sunny Dayz: 9.1
The Primitives - Summer Rain: 9.1
Sabrina Johnston - Reasons: 9
Transister - Look Who's Perfect Now: 9
One More Time - Calming Rain: 9
The Mighty Lemon Drops - Fall Down (Like the Rain): 9
Trine Rein - Summernight Magic: 8.9
Triple J - Follow the Sun: 8.8


Leaderboard 15/17
Nadieh - Windforce 11 // WoW73 =86
One More Time - Calming Rain // WowWowWowWow =80
Daliah Lavi - Tell Him That It's Snowing // Disco Blister =77
Tricky - Makes Me Wanna Die // undisco_me =75
Rotary Connection - I Am the Black Gold of the Sun // NecessaryVoodoo =72
Rebecca - フレンズ (Friends) // TéléDex =71
Alain Souchon - La ballade de Jim // berserkboi =67
Happy Rhodes - When the Rain Came Down // Isobel =64
Philip Glass - Floe // Filler =64
Hot Cold - Love Is Like a Game // iheartpoptarts =63
Lone Justice - Dixie Storms // unnameable =61
The Mighty Lemon Drops - Fall Down (Like the Rain) // DominoDancing =61
Opus III - I Talk to the Wind // A&E =61
Baby Fox - Rain // Up N Down =60
Anna Jurksztowicz - Stan pogody // Phonetics Girl =57
Luba - How Many (Rivers to Cross) // klow =57
The Primitives - Summer Rain // CatastropheBoy =56
Bang Gang - So Alone // Maki =53
Piper - Summer Breeze // soratami =52
Thelma Houston - Ride to the Rainbow // Lego =48
Pizzicato Five - 陽の当たる大通り (On the Sunny Side of the Street) // Verseau =48
The Hurricanes - Only One Night // Untouchable Ace =46
Triple J - Follow the Sun // Attis =44
Transister - Look Who's Perfect Now // ohnoitisnathan =42
Richard Jacques feat. TJ Davis - Can You Feel the Sunshine? // Dynamo =41
Karen Marks - Cold Café // If You Go =40
The Day Zs - Sunny Dayz // invertedbutterfly =38
Sabrina Johnston - Reasons // cdd216 =32
Milva - Cuori solitari // KamikazeHeart =30
Storm - Huri-Khan // Ezz =25
David Sylvian - Thalheim // Tiger Suit =25
The Two Tons - I Depend on You // Jeffo =23
Trine Rein - Summernight Magic // pop3blow2 =21

Things remain extremely close...
 
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