Popjustice Song Contest Winners RUMBLE 2020 - WINNER CROWNED! Results start p.13

Which of the contests will provide the winning song for this rate?

  • PJSC

    Votes: 11 55.0%
  • PJ Retro

    Votes: 2 10.0%
  • PJ00s

    Votes: 5 25.0%
  • PJXtra

    Votes: 2 10.0%

  • Total voters
    20
  • Poll closed .
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Must...resist...posting...that PJ & Duncan song...

(phew)
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THE CUT AND PASTE OUTLINE-ERY!
THE UNINTENTIONAL MISSING LIMB-ERY!
THE ACCIDENTAL INCLUSION OF WRONG GROUP MEMBERS-ERY!


WELCOME TO THE
POPJUSTICE SONG CONTEST WINNERS' RUMBLE: 2020!

For anyone unfamiliar with the (slightly less dramatic than Popjustice) world of American professional wrestling, the Royal Rumble is an annual event involving multiple participants entering the ring with the prime objective of eliminating their opponents over the top rope to become the sole performer standing.
It's often a drawn-out but rather exciting affair, filled with novelty scene-stealing stunt queens, brimming with long-standing personal vendettas, mildly homoerotic...

JUST LIKE THE POPJUSTICE SONG CONTESTS THEN! (groan)

This special 'rumble' event will see the winning entries of 2020 go head to head in battle to crown the ultimate champion - tight Lycra wrestling shorts optional...

We'll be celebrating the gold medal-snatching entries
from the following 'Charts, rates etc forum' song contest staples:

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PJSC
The original monthly contest that focuses mainly on contemporary releases.

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PJ Retro
Monthly (or thereabouts) contest for songs released before 2000.

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PJ00s
Monthly contest for anything from the Naughties.

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PJXtra
Contest for Non-English Language songs from 2000 onwards, taking place approximately every 2 months.

(thanks to @livefrommelbs and @WoW73 for the gif suggestions back in PJSC 95)

THE SONGS

The complete songlist is in post #2.

HOW TO VOTE

Taking inspiration from the Winners' Rate: Part 4 and with complete credit to @londonrain, please see below (wholesale lifted from LR!)

Are we going through the whole "score from 0-10 except for your 11" thing?
Nope. We are going to draw our inspiration from the four PJ song contests and use three Eurovision ballots. This means that, instead of assigning a score to every song in the rate, you will instead rank your top thirty songs and arrange them in a ballot, which you will then send to me by PM.

Your top 30 will be grouped in groups of 3, and each group will get a set number of points. Your top 3 will get 12 points each, the next 3 will get 10 points each, the next 3 will get 8 points each, and then each successive group of 3 will get 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 each.

What happens to the remaining 10 songs?
They all get a zero from you.

That's really confusing. What does my ballot need to look like?
It should look like this:
12 points:
Artist - Song
Artist - Song
Artist - Song

10 points:
Artist - Song
Artist - Song
Artist - Song

8 points:
Artist - Song
Artist - Song
Artist - Song

7 points:
Artist - Song
Artist - Song
Artist - Song

6 points:
Artist - Song
Artist - Song
Artist - Song

5 points:
Artist - Song
Artist - Song
Artist - Song

4 points:
Artist - Song
Artist - Song
Artist - Song

3 points:
Artist - Song
Artist - Song
Artist - Song

2 points:
Artist - Song
Artist - Song
Artist - Song

1 point:
Artist - Song
Artist - Song
Artist - Song

I am a song contest winner and my songs are listed. Can I vote for my own entries?
Absolutely.
But this isn't a competition to reward the contestants - it's to rate the songs
(whether that will be adhered to...ahem...let's find out!)

I'm not a song contest participant but this all seems rather fun. Can I take part?
Definitely.
Winners/non-winners/non participants/on-and-off contestants are all welcome!
Hopefully you'll be inspired to enter any of the regular contests - it's always great to have new competition and fresh music in all 4 of them. Get involved!

THE EXTRAS

- Use this thread to post about significant moments from the past year of song contests.
- If you participate across contests, share your list of entries and rank them in order of preference.
- Commentary is welcome either in your ballot or in the thread.
-I'll be providing STATS STATS STATS (which'll probably end up being immediately corrected by smarter users than me)
- We'll look at 'WHAT IF' scenarios and I'll spotlight each individual contest.


THE DEADLINE

END OF THURSDAY 18TH FEBRUARY

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THE SONGS
In alphabetical order of song-title:

1995 - Krista Siegfrids (PJXtra 3)
4:15 - Claudia Valentina (PJSC 97)
5 Of Your Exes - VVAVES (PJSC 87)
Another Kingdom Is Gone - Ingrid Witt (PJSC 94)
At The Rainbow's End - Meja (PJ00s 21)

Boys In Town - Divinyls (PJ Retro 59)
Chameleon - Babet (PJSC 96)
Cling To Me - LP (PJ00s 32)
Corazón Astral - Javiera Mena (PJXtra 4)
Dancing With The Satellites - 4Magic (PJSC 89)
Easily Affected - Melissa Tkautz (PJ00s 27)
Empty Streets - Late Night Alumni (PJ00s 30)
Girl In The 80's - France Joli (PJ Retro 52)
Haunted - Poe (PJ00s 28)
Healing - Camden Cox (PJSC 86)
Hear No, See No, Speak No - Ricki-Lee (PJ00s 31)
Hypnotized - Purple Disco Machine, Sophie And The Giants (PJSC 90)

I Believe - Simian Mobile Disco (PJ00s 29)
I Wanna Go Back - S.O.A.P. (PJ00s 25)
In The Rough - Anna Nalick (PJ00s 22)
Looking For A Place - Mania (PJ00s 24)
Lying Eyes - Alexis (PJ Retro 54)
My Obsession - Meri D. Marshall (PJ Retro 58)
Over It - Tiffany Affair (PJ00s 26)
Partenaire Particulier - Partenaire Particulier (PJ Retro 57)
pporappippam - SUNMI (PJSC 92)
Promises - COY (PJSC 91)
Rumore - Raffaella Carrà (PJ Retro 61)
Running Back For More - Delage (PJ Retro 56)
stardew - Purity Ring (PJSC 88)
Syntisten pöytä - Erika Vikman (PJSC 95)
Take It Back - Drew Sycamore (PJSC 93)
The Beast In Me - Bonnie Pointer (PJ Retro 53)
Thief Of Hearts - Melissa Manchester (PJ Retro 60)
Umahlalela - Simmy (PJXtra 2)
Waiting - Dash Berlin feat. Emma Hewitt (PJ00s 23)
Wayne - Chantal Kreviazuk (PJ Retro 55)
Wild - 9MUSES (PJXtra 6)
Wovon Sollen Wir Träumen - Frida Gold (PJXtra 1)
Пока, милый! - Anna Sedokova (PJXtra 5)

Youtube playlist:


Spotify playlist:

MISSING FROM SPOTIFY:
Cling To Me - LP
Looking For A Place - Mania
Lying Eyes - Alexis
My Obsession - Meri D. Marshall

1995 - Krista Siegfrids (PJXtra 3)
4:15 - Claudia Valentina (PJSC 97)
5 Of Your Exes - VVAVES (PJSC 87)
Another Kingdom Is Gone - Ingrid Witt (PJSC 94)
At The Rainbow's End - Meja (PJ00s 21)
Boys In Town - Divinyls (PJ Retro 59)
Chameleon - Babet (PJSC 96)
Cling To Me - LP (PJ00s 32)
Corazón Astral - Javiera Mena (PJXtra 4)
Dancing With The Satellites - 4Magic (PJSC 89)
Easily Affected - Melissa Tkautz (PJ00s 27)
Empty Streets - Late Night Alumni (PJ00s 30)
Girl In The 80's - France Joli (PJ Retro 52)
Haunted - Poe (PJ00s 28)
Healing - Camden Cox (PJSC 86)
Hear No, See No, Speak No - Ricki-Lee (PJ00s 31)
Hypnotized - Purple Disco Machine, Sophie And The Giants (PJSC 90)
I Believe - Simian Mobile Disco (PJ00s 29)
I Wanna Go Back - S.O.A.P. (PJ00s 25)
In The Rough - Anna Nalick (PJ00s 22)
Looking For A Place - Mania (PJ00s 24)
Lying Eyes - Alexis (PJ Retro 54)
My Obsession - Meri D. Marshall (PJ Retro 58)
Over It - Tiffany Affair (PJ00s 26)
Paternaire Particulier - Paternaire Particulier (PJ Retro 57)
pporappippam - SUNMI (PJSC 92)
Promises - COY (PJSC 91)
Rumore - Raffaella Carrà (PJ Retro 61)
Running Back For More - Delage (PJ Retro 56)
stardew - Purity Ring (PJSC 88)
Syntisten pöytä - Erika Vikman (PJSC 95)
Take It Back - Drew Sycamore (PJSC 93)
The Beast In Me - Bonnie Pointer (PJ Retro 53)
Thief Of Hearts - Melissa Manchester (PJ Retro 60)
Umahlalela - Simmy (PJXtra 2)
Waiting - Dash Berlin feat. Emma Hewitt (PJ00s 23)
Wayne - Chantal Kreviazuk (PJ Retro 55)
Wild - 9MUSES (PJXtra 6)
Wovon Sollen Wir Träumen - Frida Gold (PJXtra 1)
Пока, милый! - Anna Sedokova (PJXtra 5)
 
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THE SPOTLIGHTS

Songlist Spotlight (#1) - Krista Siegfrids, Claudia Valentina, VVAVES
Songlist Spotlight (#2) - SUNMI, COY, Raffaella Carrà
Songlist Spotlight (#3) - Poe, Camden Cox, Ricki-Lee
Songlist Spotlight (#4) - Simmy, Dash Berlin feat. Emma Hewitt, Chantal Kreviazuk
Songlist Spotlight (#5) - Delage, Purity Ring, Erika Vikman
Songlist Spotlight (#6) - Meri D. Marshall, Tiffany Affair, Partenaire Particulier
Songlist Spotlight (#7) - LP, Javiera Mena, 4Magic
Songlist Spotlight (#8) - Drew Sycamore, Bonnie Pointer, Melissa Manchester
Songlist Spotlight (#9) - Anna Nalick, Mania, Alexis
Songlist Spotlight (#10) - Purple Disco Machine/Sophie And The Giants, Simian Mobile Disco, S.O.A.P.
Songlist Spotlight (#11) - Frida Gold, Babet, Late Night Alumni
Songlist Spotlight (#12) - France Joli, Anna Sedokova, Meja
Songlist Spotlight (#13) - Divinyls, 9MUSES
Songlist Spotlight (#14) - Melissa Tkautz, Ingrid Witt

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THE RESULTS

1 Syntisten pöytä - Erika Vikman (PJSC 95) // = 154
2 Corazón Astral - Javiera Mena (PJXtra 4) // = 141
3 Waiting - Dash Berlin feat. Emma Hewitt (PJ00s 23) // = 130

4 pporappippam - SUNMI (PJSC 92) // = 129
5 Wild - 9MUSES (PJXtra 6) // = 126
6 Healing - Camden Cox (PJSC 86) // = 121 (2 twelves)
7 1995 - Krista Siegfrids (PJXtra 3) // = 121 (0 twelves)
8 Another Kingdom Is Gone - Ingrid Witt (PJSC 94) // = 120
9 Boys In Town - Divinyls (PJ Retro 59) // = 118
10 Over It - Tiffany Affair (PJ00s 26) // = 114

11 Hear No, See No, Speak No - Ricki-Lee (PJ00s 31) // = 112 (3 twelves)
12 Promises - COY (PJSC 91) // = 112 (1 twelve)
13 Umahlalela - Simmy (PJXtra 2) // = 111
14 Running Back For More - Delage (PJ Retro 56) // = 104
15 Wovon Sollen Wir Träumen - Frida Gold (PJXtra 1) // = 103
16 Girl In The 80's - France Joli (PJ Retro 52) // = 101
17 Thief Of Hearts - Melissa Manchester (PJ Retro 60) // = 99 (1 twelve)
18 Easily Affected - Melissa Tkautz (PJ00s 27) // = 99 (0 twelves)
19 Hypnotized - Purple Disco Machine, Sophie And The Giants (PJSC 90) // = 97
20 My Obsession - Meri D. Marshall (PJ Retro 58) // = 96

21 Wayne - Chantal Kreviazuk (PJ Retro 55) // = 95 (3 twelves)
22 Partenaire Particulier - Partenaire Particulier (PJ Retro 57) // = 95 (2 twelves)
23 Empty Streets - Late Night Alumni (PJ00s 30) // = 94 (1 twelve)
24 Chameleon - Babet (PJSC 96) // = 94 (0 twelves)
25 The Beast In Me - Bonnie Pointer (PJ Retro 53) // = 93 (3 twelves)
26 Lying Eyes - Alexis (PJ Retro 54) // = 93 (2 twelves)
27 I Wanna Go Back - S.O.A.P (PJ00s 25) // = 93 (0 twelves)
28 Rumore - Raffaella Carrà (PJ Retro 61) // = 91
29 Dancing With The Satellites - 4Magic (PJSC 89) // = 90
30 Take It Back - Drew Sycamore (PJSC 93) // = 87

31 In The Rough - Anna Nalick (PJ00s 22) // = 85
32 At The Rainbow's End - Meja (PJ00s 21) // = 84
33 I Believe - Simian Mobile Disco (PJ00s 29) // = 83
34 Cling To Me - LP (PJ00s 32) // = 82 (1 twelve)
35 Looking For A Place - Mania (PJ00s 24) // = 82 (0 twelves)
36 Haunted - Poe (PJ00s 28) // = 79
37 4:15 - Claudia Valentina (PJSC 97) // = 77 (2 twelves)
38 Пока, милый! - Anna Sedokova (PJXtra 5) // = 77 (1 twelve)
39 stardew - Purity Ring (PJSC 88) // = 63
40 5 Of Your Exes - VVAVES (PJSC 87) // = 57



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So, let's DO this: my 2020 entries ranked, using above inclusion criteria:

PJ Retro 58 Anita Meyer - Why Tell Me Why (2)


PJ Retro 61 Raffaella Carrà - Rumore (1)


PJXtra 2 Pablo Alborán - Vivela (20). ROBBED


PJSC 94 Smith & Thell - Goliath (7)


PJSC 86 Marco Mengoni - Muhammad Ali (24). ROBBED


PJ Retro 59 Mai Tai - Female Intuition (4)
PJXtra 4 KeySi - Galaktika (2)
PJ Retro 56 A-Nita - Don't Treat Me Like This (7)
PJ Retro 60 BoJest - Kissing It On (4)
PJSC 95 TTRRUUCES - The Disco (8)
PJSC 93 Jessie Frye - Ocean (3)
PJSC 91 Hourglvss - Supreme Beings (4)
PJ Retro 52 Lick feat. Kentucky Martha - Got to Move Your Body (16)
PJXtra 3 Zoë - Devinez (2)
PJSC 87 Mónica Naranjo - Doble Corazón (32). ROBBED
PJ00s 24 Helene Fischer - Ich Will Immer Wieder... Dieses Fieber Spür'n (21). ROBBED
PJ00s 25 Kurtis Mantronik - How Did You Know? (7)
PJ Retro 53 Billie Myers - Tell Me (4)
PJXtra 5 Elodie - Andromeda (15)
PJXtra 6 Mihaela Marinova - Samo Teb (2)
PJSC 88 CYN - Angel (9)
PJXtra 1 Blas Cantó - Él No Soy Yo (5)
PJ Retro 54 Julee Cruise - The Nightingale (2)
PJ00s 32 Najoua Belyzel - La trêve de l'amour (3)
PJSC 96 Salt Ashes - Cut You With A Kiss (16)
PJSC 90 Conrad - No God (10)
PJ00s 27 Vive la Fête - Noir Désir (24). ROBBED
PJ00s 30 Mónica Naranjo - Kambalaya (29). ROBBED
PJ Retro 55 Dominica - Gotta Let You Go (13)
PJSC 89 Clara Mae - Unmiss You (20)
PJSC 97 Matt Simons - Better Tomorrow (18)
PJ00s 26 Love Connection - The Bomb (25)
PJ00s 31 Raffish - Plaything (20)
PJ00s 22 Birgit - I Know (16)
PJ00s 28 D*Note - Shed My Skin (26)
PJ00s 29 Sarah - Labyrint (28)
PJ00s 21 Kim-Lian & Linda Bengtzing - Not That Kinda Girl (2)
PJ00s 23 Antique - Tora Tora (17)
PJ Retro 57 Vulcano - Break Out (28)
PJSC 92 EVERGLOW - Adios (23)
 

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