Sweden-Norway Bop Queens Rate - Reveals! (Winner Revealed) | The Popjustice Forum

Sweden-Norway Bop Queens Rate - Reveals! (Winner Revealed)

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by DJHazey, Sep 23, 2019.

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    What Is It?

    Well, this rate's idea has gone through...a process. I started out wanting to incorporate singles from four artists: September, Agnes, Annie, and Margaret Berger. I started to realize Margaret was a bit out-numbered, so eventually I slid her into an 'extras' section. Then I started to think maybe Agnes didn't quite fit in with the other two main acts and seeing the Agnes Discography rate made leaving her out an easy choice. So now I could focus on doing a 'selective song list' for both September (an all-time favorite artist of mine who has yet to really have a rate on this forum) and Annie (who has largely suffered the same fate except having her debut in one rate). I consider them to be 'underrated' dance-pop queens from Scandinavia. While the Robyns, Loreens, and Toves of the world get a lot of praise on the forum (rightfully so) -- these two are more of my style and need to have a rate focused on them for a change. I have hand-selected 25 songs each for September and Annie, hopefully nobody has any complaints as I posted a song list in the Queue thread and tried to fit everyone's requests in while making sure all my personal favorites are here.

    What Is the Extras?

    I want the spotlight to shine on some more 21st century Scandi Dance-Pop artists who may have been overlooked, so of course I'm doing an extras section! It's my rate so I got to choose 24 songs by some artists I happen to know, with a couple recent discoveries of my own thrown in. There are 12 for each country, to play fair. I did my best to incorporate hit songs that either charted well or had high Spotify play counts, but you know I have a wild card or two in there or the song list wouldn't have my stamp on it! But trust me when I say it's all straight forward dance/electro pop here, it's nothing anyone who frequents this forum wouldn't eat up like candy. But since my knowledge of the unknown Scandi artist is admittedly limited compared to those of you who follow the real life song contests and such, I'm letting you guys have your voice...

    Who'saWhat Now?

    Yes, there is going to be a 'nomination time period' starting tonight. That's right, if you don't see your favorite song ever on the list, don't fret, because you have the chance to make it happen. It's only going to work if it gets multiple votes so do your best reminding people of a song they may have forgotten about or do your best 'car salesman' acts to make someone add a new discovery to their list. Everyone who chooses to will be able to PM me a list of up to 15 songs that follow some light guidelines:

    1. Solo female vocalist
    2. From Sweden or Norway
    3. The song was released after December 31st, 1999.
    4. None of the following artists are allowed due to being forum favorites (this is more for underrated artists) and/or having had their own rates in most cases or being a part of compilation rates (like Lost Boy's last two Swedish Pop Girls rates), sorry to any of their fans as it's nothing personal:

    Agnes
    iamamiwhoami
    Janice
    Loreen
    Lykke Li
    Robyn
    Tove Lo
    Tove Styrke

    5. You probably want to make sure your choice is upbeat or at least 'poppy' because of the rest of the list already here has no downtempo. This isn't a ballad rate, though I'm not going to attempt to police it.

    Otherwise go to town! Remember to PM those to me by October 7th! I will then decide what songs got voted the most and add a TBD number to the song list and then the real voting will begin!

    Oh and one other thing, you CAN include any artist listed below on the current song list as part of your nominations if there is another song by them you want added.



    Rate Rules

    1. Standard 0-to-10 scoring. Decimals allowed in a .1, .2, .25, .3 style (no 8.87564 etc.) Commentary allowed and encouraged but is not required. PM it to me in the order of songs outlined below and in this format if possible:
    Song - Score - Comment
    Song - Score - Comment

    2. The 11, since I'm promoting Swedish and Norwegian unity with this rate (see the flag in my avatar) you are allowed to choose an 11 for a Swedish song AND a Norwegian song. Of course you can still do just one 11 or none too if that's your style.



    The Songs


    September

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    1. September All Over
    2. La La La (Never Give It Up)
    3. We Can Do It
    4. Pretty World
    5. Cry For You
    6. Looking For Love
    7. Satellites
    8. It Doesn't Matter
    9. Until I Die
    10. Can't Get Over
    11. Because I Love You
    12. Taboo
    13. R.I.P.
    14. Sad Song
    15. Freaking Out
    16. Party In My Head
    17. Resuscitate Me
    18. Something's Going On
    19. Heat Rising
    20. Ricochet
    21. Hands Up
    22. Me & My Microphone // Mikrofonkåt
    23. My Emergency
    24. Kärlekens tunga
    25. Leave It All Behind


    Annie

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    1. Chewing Gum
    2. Always Too Late
    3. Me Plus One
    4. Heartbeat
    5. Anniemal
    6. Happy Without You
    7. Greatest Hit
    8. My Love Is Better
    9. Bad Times
    10. I Don't Like Your Band
    11. Songs Remind Me of You
    12. Take You Home
    13. The Breakfast Song
    14. Loco
    15. Heaven and Hell
    16. Anthonio
    17. I Know Ur Girlfriend Hates Me
    18. Tube Stops and Lonely Hearts
    19. Back Together
    20. Hold On
    21. Invisible
    22. Mixed Emotions
    23. Cara Mia
    24. Dadaday
    25. Out of Reach


    Extras (Hazey Picks + Voter Nominations)

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    1. Ace Wilder - Busy Doin' Nothin'
    2. Anna Bergendahl - Ashes to Ashes
    3. Anniela - Electric //Elektrisk
    4. Dinah Nah - One More Night
    5. Elin Lanto - Discotheque
    6. Jessica Andersson - Party Voice
    7. Lina Hedlund - Victorious
    8. Malou Prytz - I Do Me
    9. Marie Serneholt - That's the Way My Heart Goes
    10. Noonie Bao - Pyramids
    11. Rosanna - Waterfall
    12. Titiyo - Come Along
    13. Velvet - Fix Me
    14. Velvet - Chemistry
    15. Velvet - Déjà Vu
    16. Zara Larsson - Rooftop
    17. Zara Larsson - Lush Life
    18. Zara Larsson - Ain't My Fault
    19. Zara Larsson - Don't Worry Bout Me
    20. Zara Larsson - All the Time

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    1. Adelén - Always On My Mind
    2. Astrid S - Hurt So Good
    3. Astrid S - Emotion
    4. Bertine Zetlitz - Girl Like You
    5. Carina Dahl - I Don't Care
    6. Dagny - Backbeat
    7. Dagny - Wearing Nothing
    8. Ina Wroldsen - Strongest
    9. Julie Bergan - All Hours
    10. Julie Bergan - Arigato
    11. Lene - It's Your Duty
    12. Margaret Berger - Samantha
    13. Margaret Berger - Will You Remember Me Tomorrow?
    14. Margaret Berger - I Feed You My Love
    15. Sandra Lyng - Play My Drum
    16. Sandra Lyng - Night After Night
    17. Sigrid - Strangers
    18. Sigrid - Don't Feel Like Crying
    19. Sigrid - Mine Right Now
    20. Sigrid - Sucker Punch

    Spotify Playlist

    If it's not available in USA, it's still added but will have a youtube link above for those songs.

    HERE

    PM List

    September

    1. September All Over
    2. La La La (Never Give It Up)
    3. We Can Do It
    4. Pretty World
    5. Cry For You
    6. Looking For Love
    7. Satellites
    8. It Doesn't Matter
    9. Until I Die
    10. Can't Get Over
    11. Because I Love You
    12. Taboo
    13. R.I.P.
    14. Sad Song
    15. Freaking Out
    16. Party In My Head
    17. Resuscitate Me
    18. Something's Going On
    19. Heat Rising
    20. Ricochet
    21. Hands Up
    22. Me & My Microphone // Mikrofonkat
    23. My Emergency
    24. Karlekens Tunga
    25. Leave It All Behind

    Annie

    1. Chewing Gum
    2. Always Too Late
    3. Me Plus One
    4. Heartbeat
    5. Anniemal
    6. Happy Without You
    7. Greatest Hit
    8. My Love Is Better
    9. Bad Times
    10. I Don't Like Your Band
    11. Songs Remind Me of You
    12. Take You Home
    13. The Breakfast Song
    14. Loco
    15. Heaven and Hell
    16. Anthonio
    17. I Know Ur Girlfriend Hates Me
    18. Tube Stops and Lonely Hearts
    19. Back Together
    20. Hold On
    21. Invisible
    22. Mixed Emotions
    23. Cara Mia
    24. Dadaday
    25. Out of Reach

    Sweden Extras

    1. Ace Wilder - Busy Doin' Nothin'
    2. Anna Bergendahl - Ashes to Ashes
    3. Anniela - Electric // Elektrisk
    4. Dinah Nah - One More Night
    5. Elin Lanto - Discotheque
    6. Jessica Andersson - Party Voice
    7. Lina Hedlund - Victorious
    8. Malou Prytz - I Do Me
    9. Marie Serneholt - That's the Way My Heart Goes
    10. Noonie Bao - Pyramids
    11. Rosanna - Waterfall
    12. Titiyo - Come Along
    13. Velvet - Fix Me
    14. Velvet - Chemistry
    15. Velvet - Déjà Vu
    16. Zara Larsson - Rooftop
    17. Zara Larsson - Lush Life
    18. Zara Larsson - Ain't My Fault
    19. Zara Larsson - Don't Worry Bout Me
    20. Zara Larsson - All the Time


    Norway Extras

    1. Adelén - Always On My Mind
    2. Astrid S - Hurt So Good
    3. Astrid S - Emotion
    4. Bertine Zetlitz - Girl Like You
    5. Carina Dahl - I Don't Care
    6. Dagny - Backbeat
    7. Dagny - Wearing Nothing
    8. Ina Wroldsen - Strongest
    9. Julie Bergan - All Hours
    10. Julie Bergan - Arigato
    11. Lene - It's Your Duty
    12. Margaret Berger - Samantha
    13. Margaret Berger - Will You Remember Me Tomorrow?
    14. Margaret Berger - I Feed You My Love
    15. Sandra Lyng - Play My Drum
    16. Sandra Lyng - Night After Night
    17. Sigrid - Strangers
    18. Sigrid - Don't Feel Like Crying
    19. Sigrid - Mine Right Now
    20. Sigrid - Sucker Punch

    VOTE BY NOVEMBER 15TH

     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2019
  2. Voters
    * = this voter nominated at least one song in the extras
    (Voter // Favorite Main Act & Overall Country // Their 11s)


    @DJHazey* // September & Sweden // Heat Rising & Bad Times
    @Sprockrooster // September & Norway // Come Along & Heartbeat
    @soratami* // Annie & Norway // Cry For You & Heartbeat
    @Phonetics Boy* // September & Sweden // Cry For You & Sucker Punch
    @WowWowWowWow* // Both & Sweden // Resuscitate Me & Heartbeat
    @livefrommelbs // September & Sweden // Party Voice & Always On My Mind
    @pop3blow2 // Annie & Norway // Waterfall & Heartbeat
    @iheartpoptarts* // September & Sweden // Rooftop & Heartbeat
    @dancingwithmyself // Annie & Sweden // Karlekens Tunga & Always On My Mind
    @CasuallyCrazed* // Annie & Norway // Resuscitate Me & Mixed Emotions
    @saviodxl* // September & Sweden // Lush Life & Don't Feel Like Crying
    @Eric // September & Sweden // R.I.P. & Tube Stops and Lonely Hearts
    @Ana Raquel* // Annie & Norway // Cry For You & Invisible
    @daninternational // September & Sweden // Discotheque & Play My Drum
    @Reboot // Annie & Norway // Songs Remind Me of You
    @WoW73* // September & Sweden // Party Voice
    @Riiiiiiiii* // Annie & Norway // Come Along & Take You Home
    @MilesAngel // September & Sweden // Cry For You & Samantha
    @abael // September & Sweden // Discotheque & Anniemal
    @sfmartin // September & Sweden // Party Voice & I Feed You My Love
    @Untouchable Ace* // Annie & Norway // Cry For You & Songs Remind Me of You
    @Empty Shoebox // September & Sweden // no 11s.
    @Aester // Annie & Sweden // Songs Remind Me of You
    @Verandi // Annie & Norway // Cry For You & Songs Remind Me of You
    @Music Is Life // September & Sweden // Party Voice & Sucker Punch
    @Hurricane Drunk // September & Sweden // Cry For You & Heartbeat
    @Remorque // Annie & Norway // All the Time & Strangers
     
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2020
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    September

    #80. Something's Going On - 7.076
    #79. Karlekens Tunga - 7.163
    #77. Party In My Head - 7.174
    #66. Taboo - 7.389
    #64. Pretty World - 7.424
    #63. We Can Do It - 7.426
    #62. Sad Song - 7.513
    #61. Leave It All Behind - 7.515
    #58. La La La (Never Give It Up) - 7.544
    #54. Hands Up - 7.580
    #49. Ricochet - 7.650
    #46. September All Over - 7.759
    #45. Because I Love You - 7.765
    #40. Heat Rising - 7.774
    #34. My Emergency - 7.889
    #33. It Doesn't Matter - 7.894
    #26. R.I.P. - 8.024
    #23. Freaking Out - 8.130
    #19. Resuscitate Me - 8.263
    #17. Until I Die - 8.300
    #16. Looking For Love - 8.309
    #9. Can't Get Over - 8.646
    #8. Mikrofonkat - 8.798
    #5. Satellites - 8.852
    #1. Cry For You - 10.037

    Extras

    7.676 (3rd)

    Top Scorers: @Music Is Life (9.76), @DJHazey (8.93), @pop3blow2 (8.79)
    Low Scorers: @CasuallyCrazed (5.26), @Verandi (5.35), @Reboot (6.1)

    #87. Dinah Nah - One More Night - 6.661
    #85. Rosanna - Waterfall - 6.724
    #76. Zara Larsson - Ain't My Fault - 7.187
    #72. Anna Bergendahl - Ashes to Ashes - 7.267
    #68. Velvet - Fix Me - 7.359
    #67. Zara Larsson - Don't Worry Bout Me - 7.376
    #60. Velvet - Déjà Vu - 7.519
    #59. Anniela - Electric // Elektrisk - 7.539
    #51. Malou Prytz - I Do Me - 7.644
    #51. Velvet - Chemistry - 7.644
    #50. Marie Serneholt - That's the Way My Heart Goes - 7.648
    #47. Titiyo - Come Along - 7.754
    #39. Zara Larsson - Rooftop - 7.802
    #38. Lina Hedlund - Victorious - 7.807
    #28. Elin Lanto - Discotheque - 7.941
    #25. Ace Wilder - Busy Doin' Nothin' - 8.113
    #22. Jessica Andersson - Party Voice - 8.141
    #20. Noonie Bao - Pyramids - 8.220
    #15. Zara Larsson - All the Time - 8.341
    #7. Zara Larsson - Lush Life - 8.830
     
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2020
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    Annie

    #90. Happy Without You - 5.809
    #89. The Breakfast Song - 6.054
    #82. Dadaday - 6.939
    #78. Anniemal - 7.169
    #73. Heaven and Hell - 7.222
    #69. Always Too Late - 7.352
    #55. Hold On - 7.570
    #55. Take You Home - 7.570
    #53. I Don't Like Your Band - 7.593
    #44. The Greatest Hit - 7.767
    #41. Cara Mia - 7.772
    #37. Tube Stops and Lonely Hearts - 7.865
    #35. Out of Reach - 7.889
    #31. Loco - 7.915
    #30. Invisible - 7.926
    #29. Mixed Emotions - 7.930
    #27. Back Together - 7.983
    #18. Anthonio - 8.274
    #14. I Know Ur Girlfriend Hates Me - 8.402
    #13. Chewing Gum - 8.444
    #11. Bad Times - 8.539
    #6. Heartbeat - 8.848
    #4. My Love Is Better - 8.941
    #3. Me Plus One - 9.033
    #2. Songs Remind Me of You - 9.443

    Extras

    7.524 (4th)

    Top Scorers: @Music Is Life (9.95), @Ana Raquel (8.8), @pop3blow2 (8.7), @Remorque (8.7)
    Low Scorers: @CasuallyCrazed (4.89), @Empty Shoebox (5.55), @Verandi (5.7)

    #88. Sandra Lyng - Night After Night - 6.604
    #86. Julie Bergan - Arigato - 6.689
    #84. Lene - it's Your Duty - 6.800
    #83. Ina Wroldsen - Strongest - 6.896
    #81. Julie Bergan - All Hours - 6.976
    #75. Sandra Lyng - Play My Drum - 7.189
    #74. Astrid S - Hurts So Good - 7.217
    #71. Carina Dahl - I Don't Care - 7.278
    #70. Adelén - Always On My Mind - 7.343
    #65. Sigrid - Don't Feel Like Crying - 7.402
    #57. Astrid S - Emotion - 7.556
    #48. Dagny - Wearing Nothing - 7.744
    #43. Sigrid - Mine Right Now - 7.770
    #41. Margaret Berger - Will You Remember Me Tomorrow? - 7.772
    #36. Dagny - Backbeat - 7.881
    #32. Bertine Zetlitz - Girl Like You - 7.909
    #24. Sigrid - Sucker Punch - 8.117
    #21. Margaret Berger - Samantha - 8.204
    #12. Sigrid - Strangers - 8.528
    #10. Margaret Berger - I Feed You My Love - 8.604
     
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2020
  5. Oh the list has changed quite a bit from the earlier drafts so there are more songs that I don't know, which is good for discoveries but bad for my time dddd. I'll try my best to do this.
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2019
  6. I wonder what my 11 could be....................
     
  7. Well the Norwegian one anyway.
     
  8. I dont think the extras is too too different, but yeah definitely added to the main girls. I just want this to be the one time their discographies are in the spotlight in a rate.
     
  9. HI! I'm here to discover more great pop music.
    And even though we're all about underrated artists I will say everyone listen to Sunshine Kitty by Tove Lo.
     
  10. Me typing up my perfect 10 ballot for Annie.
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    Also if Zara is represented, then she should definitely have her biggest bop in a while in the running.

    Also Swedish icons Noonie Bao and Seinabo Sey.

     
  11. Mess at this Swedish bop Queen not making the cut

     
  12. I Feed You My Love is probably the best song to ever come from MGP, but that's not saying much.
     
  13. I forgot to ask before I sent my nominations ... can we suggest other songs by September, Annie, Sandra Lyng etc. (i.e. artists already in the rate) in our bonus votes?
     
  14. Yes I PMed you about this before even seeing this post haha and have added that to the opening post!
     
  15. I want to take part so bad! Let´s see if I'll have the time to do so (probably will)



     
  16. I am a bit surprised This One's For You from Zara is not a Hazey pick as you are a big soccer fan. I do feel like it is missing a bit from the list. But perhaps I am the only one who wants to see it added?
     
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  17. Ooh speaking of Dagny, let's not forget the song that gave us Never Really Over.
     
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  19. That list is a thing of beauty. So happy Annies Take You Home is included!

    Here are some of my nominations:









     
  20. Fucking bops.
     
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