PJ00s+ 54: Minecraft Edition (RESULTS FINISHED)


Yes, another video game theme. Don't worry it's just aesthetics.

Welcome to PJ00s+ 54: Minecraft Edition. As stated above it's just aesthetics, I'm not going to make you create a visual representation of your song in-game (and I'm not doing it for you either!) just thought it would be a fun theme because I may or not have been playing it again non-stop in my spare time since I finally bit the bullet and shelled out $30 for it this week. ANYHOW

Your Entry
Please submit a song to me that follows the below criteria:

The Rules
General inclusion/exclusion criteria for entries:

  • must have been first released between January 1, 2000 and December 31, 2014
  • no UK top 20 hits
  • no US top 20 hits
  • no tracks from a US or UK top 10 album
  • no covers or prominent samples of famous songs
  • no relatively famous/chart-successful cover versions of your desired entry (if it's the original version) recorded by a different act
  • no songs (or covers of songs) that have competed in the Eurovision Song Contest (semi-finals or finals)
  • relatively unknown/underrated on Popjustice - so as a general benchmark, nothing from an artist with more than 10 pages of discussion on PJ (across all their artist threads)
  • no entry that has been previously entered in a previous round of PJ00s (list of past entries here), PJSC (list of entries here) PJ Retro (list of entries here), or PJXtra (list of entries here). Additionally, no entry that has been previously vetoed in PJ00s.
A list of previously vetoed entries is here.

Songs that fail these criteria should be vetoed by the round host. Songs that pass these criteria should be PMed to the veto panel for their decisions, with at least a 2/3 majority vote required for a song to be be included in the contest.

Repeat artists guideline:

  • The same act (in any form - solo, group, featured, etc.) cannot be entered for FOUR rounds since their last appearance (i.e., a non-winning round 8 act can be reentered no sooner than round 13, and in round 9, non-winning acts from rounds 1-4 are generally eligible again)
  • For the winner of each round, that artist cannot be entered again (in any form - solo, group, featured) for the subsequent NINE rounds
  • If the same artist wins TWO rounds of PJ00s in any form (solo artist, group, feature, etc.), that artist is no longer eligible for future PJ00s rounds
Voting rules:
  • You can award points to 10 entries per round. Award points ranging from 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1 (with 12 points going to your favorite entry).
  • Only people who submitted a participating song can vote.
  • Entrants cannot vote for their own submission.
  • All entrants who fail to vote by the host's deadline will have their final scores be cut in half.
Repeat non-voter policy:
  • Participants who fail to cast their ballots by the voting deadline for two consecutive rounds, or for 3 non-consecutive rounds out of 5 sequential rounds, will be banned from entering the next 5 rounds

Submission Deadline:
February 28th

Voting Period:
March 1st - March 20th

March 21st


1. Lesley Roy - When I Look At You // DJHazey =100
2. Indila - Tourner Dans Le Vide // berserkboi =99
3. Selma Björnsdóttir - Let's Stay Up // Derek =92
3. Kele - TENDERONI // soratami =92
5. Kate Miller-Heidke - O Vertigo! // WoW73 =87
6. Olive - Smile // Maki =86
7. iiO - Runaway (Ford Remix) // Hudvar =85
8. Zoë Badwi - Accidents Happen // livefrommelbs =83
8. Tempura Kidz vs Charisma.com - Miira Killer // Attis =83
10. Tal & M. Pokora - Envole-moi // londonrain =80
11. The Hidden Cameras - Carpe Jugular // Untouchable Ace =78
12. Fragma - Deeper // If You Go =77
13. Poe - Wild // Tiger Suit =73
14. MEG - HEART // Teledex =71
15. Loane - On s'en fout // A&E =70
15. Miami Horror - Moon Theory // ohnoitsnathan =70
17. Anberlin - Time & Confusion // WowWowWowWow =69
18. Hey Monday - I Don't Wanna Dance // Jeffo =62
19. Galleon - So, I begin // saviodxl =60
20. Getter Jaani - Robot // Up N Down =58
20. Sidoine - On Ne Vit Qu'Une Fois // Connor Walsh =58
22. Anneli Drecker - Sexy Love // Isobel =56
23. Sisse Marie - Kill For Your Love // Doodvid =52
24. Queens - I Fell In Love // Phonetics Girl =48
25. Britta Persson - Far Away Norway // pop3blow2 =46
26. Miriam Bryant - Raised In Rain // Island =43
27. Gemma Hayes - Hanging Around // 2014 =42
28. Jackson Jackson - All Alone // Dynamo =39
29. Booker T ft. Mayer Hawthorne - Sound the Alarm // Sprockrooster =38
30. Unkle Bob - Swans // cdd216 =33
31. Japayork - Teenagers // Filler =32
31. Summer Camp - Better Off Without You // klow =32
33. Anine Stang - Trying You On // Hurricane Drunk =30
34. Natasha Hamilton - Ms. Emotional // Robsolete =27
34. Monica Naranjo - Sobreviviré // Disco Blisters =27
36. KATO - Sugar Rush // iheartpoptarts =26
36. Livvi Franc - Secrets // Zar-Unity =26
38. Damian Lazarus - Neverending // chanex =25
39. Green Court feat. Lina Rafn - Silent Heart (Green Court Remix) // Ezz =7

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Oh I did have an obsessive Minecraft phase around 2013-4 when I played it with my brother (well he was little and he was mostly watching dd) - can't believe it's already been 10 years since that! I did return to it some years later but never really actively played it.
Now I'm tempted to start with it again for nostalgia purposes.

Anyway, I've submitted a song and it wasn't an easy choice between the two potentials but I'll surely save the other one for the upcoming rounds.
Also never played Mincraft, I just can't get into the pixel art aesthetic but I do like the
creative building aspect of it, partly what inspired Fortnite's birth!

With that said, one game with that type of pixel art retro aesthetic I kinda liked
because it was open world and cyberpunk themed from the game demos I
checked out on last Nextfest from Steam was a game called "Shadows of doubt".

Might want to give it a look if you like the type of game I described..

So pumped for the next round and I think I already have a song ready to go!