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The Alicia Keys Rate: WINNER REVEALED

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by Heaven on Earth, Dec 9, 2017.

  1. We’re really cutting into the singles now, aren’t we? Wow.
     
  2. TOP 60

    SONGS IN A MINOR
    'Piano & I'
    'Girlfriend'
    'How Come You Don't Call Me'
    'Fallin''
    'Troubles'
    'Rock Wit U'
    'A Woman's Worth'
    'Jane Doe'
    'Goodbye'
    'The Life'
    'Mr. Man'
    'Never Felt This Way (Interlude)'
    'Butterflyz'
    'Why Do I Feel So Sad'
    'Caged Bird'
    'Lovin' U'
    'Rear View Mirror'
    'Juiciest [Mixtape Version]'
    'Ghettoman'
    'Typewriter'
    'I Won't (Crazy World)'


    THE DIARY OF ALICIA KEYS
    'Harlem's Nocturne'
    'Karma'
    'Heartburn'
    'If I Was Your Woman / Walk On By'
    'You Don't Know My Name'
    'If I Ain't Got You'
    'Diary'
    'Dragon Days'
    'Wake Up'
    'So Simple'
    'When You Really Love Someone'
    'Feeling U, Feeling Me'
    'Slow Down'
    'Samsonite Man'
    'Nobody Not Really'
    'Streets Of New York'


    UNPLUGGED
    'Unbreakable [Live]'
    'Every Little Bit Hurts [Live]'


    AS I AM
    'As I Am (Intro)'
    'Go Ahead'
    'Superwoman'
    'No One'
    'Like You'll Never See Me Again'
    'Lesson Learned'
    'Wreckless Love'
    'The Thing About Love'
    'Teenage Love Affair'
    'I Need You'
    'Where Do We Go From Here'
    'Prelude To A Kiss'
    'Tell You Something (Nana's Reprise)'
    'Sure Looks Good To Me'
    'Waiting For Your Love'
    'Another Way To Die'
    'Doncha Know (Sky Is Blue)'
    'Saviour'


    THE ELEMENT OF FREEDOM
    'Love Is Blind'
    'Doesn't Mean Anything'
    'Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart'
    'Wait Til You See My Smile'
    'That's How Strong My Love Is'
    'Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready)'
    'Love Is My Disease'
    'Like The Sea'
    'Put It In A Love Song'
    'This Bed'
    'Distance And Time'
    'How It Feels To Fly'
    'Empire State Of Mind (Part II) Broken Down'
    'Through It All'
    'Pray For Forgiveness'
    'Stolen Moments'
    'Heaven's Door'

    'Lover Man'
    'We're Almost There'

    GIRL ON FIRE
    'De Novo Adagio (Intro)'
    'Brand New Me'
    'When It's All Over'
    'Listen To Your Heart'
    'New Day'
    'Girl On Fire'
    'Fire We Make'
    'Tears Always Win'
    'Not Even The King'
    'That's When I Knew'

    'Limitedless'
    'One Thing'
    '101'


    HERE
    'The Beginning (Interlude)'
    'The Gospel'
    'Pawn It All'
    'Kill Your Mama'
    'She Don't Really Care_1 Luv'
    'Illusion Of Bliss'
    'Blended Family (What You Do For Love)'
    'Work On It'

    'Girl Can't Be Herself'
    'More Than We Know'
    'Where Do We Begin Now'

    'Holy War'
    'Hallelujah'
    'In Common'


    EXTRA'S
    'Gangsta Lovin''
    'My Boo'
    'Don't Give Up (Africa)'
    'Dreaming'
    'Empire State Of Mind'
    'Speechless'
    'Better You, Better Me'
    'It's On Again'
    'We Are Here'
    'We Gotta Pray'
    '28 Thousand Days'
    'Powerful'

    'Back To Life'
    'That's What's Up'
    'Place To Call My Own [AK Version]'




    Tomorrow the TOP 45 will be revealed!
     
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  3. *Looks at what is upon us #soon.

    It will be a big storm, trust me.

    Also, @soratami: NO ONE ISNOT GOING NOWHERE!
     
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  4. Do you want me to keep posting my scores and commentary? I’ve sent you the whole lot so you can just post my commentary with your scores if you like.
     
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  5. If it isnot too much trouble for you, could you do it yourself as I do not have that much time to do this. I also only got yours, but I am basically ignoring my own commentary too. I am thinking too change things and involve other participants to help revealing (as you already offered) for the top 11 to have a worthy ending for this woman and to shine a spotlight on her best 11 songs (tie at 10 by the way). I just want to get to that top 11 fast as we have waited long enough sadly.
     
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  6. 2014

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    My Boo and Blended Family nooooooooo
     
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  7. My Boo is gone? Rate cancelled.
     
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  8. My scores and commentary for the latest batch. A lot of these hurt.

    #75 - [6,667] - Tears Always Win - 9. Such a classic sound to this one. Well done, Alicia.
    #74 - [6,699] - Goodbye - 8
    #73 - [6,722] - My Boo - 8
    #72 - [6,761] - Wake Up - 8
    #69 - [6,777] - We Gotta Pray - 6. Of course the Alicia song that samples Back To Life isn’t actually the song called Back To Life.
    #69 - [6,777] - Through It All -
    8.5. This rate has reminded me how much I seem to ignore the album tracks on The Element of Freedom. Clearly it was my loss, as this is great.
    #69 - [6,777] - 28 Thousand Days - 8
    #68 - [6,793] - Love Is My Disease - 6.5
    #67 - [6,794] - Speechless - 7
    #66 - [6,857] - The Gospel - 5.5. This is... fine.
    #65 - [6,888] - Hallelujah - 7
    #63 - [6,904] - Rear View Mirror - 8.5
    #63 - [6,904] - Pawn It All - 8
    #62 - [6,944] - Blended Family (What You Do For Love) - 6.5. Nice enough, but whose bright idea was it to make this a single?
    #61 - [6,968] - Streets Of New York - 5
     
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  9. It was a bonustrack. And with Praying for Forgiveness, which you scored a 7, it makes a strong case about the bonustracks being strong too. I actually discovered a few from those there. And Lover Man is still in this.
     
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  10. Leave Girl on Fire alone!!!1
     
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  11. I have the deluxe physical edition so I have no excuse, really. I think I just fixated on the singles since they’re so good.
     
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  12. THE COLOURS
    SONGS IN A MINOR
    THE DIARY OF ALICIA KEYS
    UNPLUGGED
    AS I AM
    THE ELEMENT OF FREEDOM
    GIRL ON FIRE
    HERE
    EXTRA'S




    THE NEXT ONES TO FALL: 60-45

    #60 - [7,000] - When You Really Love Someone
    #59 - [7,016] - Limitedless
    #58 - [7,048] - The Life
    #57 - [7,056] - Teenage Love Affair
    #56 - [7,095] - Like The Sea
    #54 - [7,111] - Where Do We Go From Here
    #54 - [7,111] - Slow Down
    #53 - [7,127] - How It Feels To Fly
    #51 - [7,159] - Why Do I Feel So Sad
    #51 - [7,159] - Piano & I
    #50 - [7,206] - I Need You
    #49 - [7,238] - Distance And Time
    #48 - [7,254] - Girl Can't Be Herself
    #47 - [7,286] - Sure Looks Good To Me
    #46 - [7,301] - Samsonite Me

    OKAY, first things first. Limitedless not even top 20??? Y'all do not deserve a summer. @londonrain calls it an homage to a certain film, but I have no idea what he is referring too. He calls it a bop so he is good (and educates me that the song title isn't a correct word, which my flop language skills didn't notice).

    All albums are touched in the batch of 15 cut songs, but the extra's are safe. Strongest hits are suffered by As I Am, which was a bit overdue in my own opinion. Hurtful is the number of cuts for both The Diary of Alicia Keys and Element of Freedom. It isn't like her discography is as strong as those two albums only, but seeing cuts still hurts. Especially with useless extra's hanging in there.

    "I risk the fall, just to know how it feels to fly".

    Call it cheesy or trend-chasing or sappy. But I love an inspirational song that I can sing along with the background choir. The Element of Freedom is truly that beautiful positive message of life. I can see how 'How It Feels To Fly' is among the early cuts from the album. I can also see it for 'Like The Sea', that with it's geographical metaphors is right of my street, but 'Distance and Time' cut already? Jesus, where are your souls? Like I mentioned before, this album was brought along to my 4-month stay in a rural in Africa. And 'Distance and Time' was that heartwrenching ballad that induced homesick feelings with an ease. Piercing a knife right into my heart and turning it sidewards to inflict even more damage and pain. And I am feeling it again. I am disgusted about this appalling and heartless crash. Who is responsible for this complete disaster? Show yourself!
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2018
  13. TOP 45

    SONGS IN A MINOR [10/21]
    'Piano & I'
    'Girlfriend'
    'How Come You Don't Call Me'
    'Fallin''
    'Troubles'
    'Rock Wit U'
    'A Woman's Worth'
    'Jane Doe'
    'Goodbye'
    'The Life'
    'Mr. Man'
    'Never Felt This Way (Interlude)'

    'Butterflyz'
    'Why Do I Feel So Sad'
    'Caged Bird'

    'Lovin' U'
    'Rear View Mirror'
    'Juiciest [Mixtape Version]'
    'Ghettoman'
    'Typewriter'
    'I Won't (Crazy World)'



    THE DIARY OF ALICIA KEYS [8/16]
    'Harlem's Nocturne'
    'Karma'
    'Heartburn'
    'If I Was Your Woman / Walk On By'
    'You Don't Know My Name'
    'If I Ain't Got You'
    'Diary'
    'Dragon Days'
    'Wake Up'
    'So Simple'
    'When You Really Love Someone'

    'Feeling U, Feeling Me'
    'Slow Down'
    'Samsonite Man'
    'Nobody Not Really'
    'Streets Of New York'



    UNPLUGGED [0/2]
    'Unbreakable [Live]'
    'Every Little Bit Hurts [Live]'



    AS I AM [6/18]
    'As I Am (Intro)'
    'Go Ahead'
    'Superwoman'
    'No One'
    'Like You'll Never See Me Again'
    'Lesson Learned'
    'Wreckless Love'
    'The Thing About Love'
    'Teenage Love Affair'
    'I Need You'
    'Where Do We Go From Here'
    'Prelude To A Kiss'
    'Tell You Something (Nana's Reprise)'
    'Sure Looks Good To Me'
    'Waiting For Your Love'
    'Another Way To Die'
    'Doncha Know (Sky Is Blue)'
    'Saviour'



    THE ELEMENT OF FREEDOM [10/19]
    'Love Is Blind'
    'Doesn't Mean Anything'
    'Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart'
    'Wait Til You See My Smile'
    'That's How Strong My Love Is'
    'Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready)'
    'Love Is My Disease'
    'Like The Sea'

    'Put It In A Love Song'
    'This Bed'
    'Distance And Time'
    'How It Feels To Fly'
    'Empire State Of Mind (Part II) Broken Down'
    'Through It All'
    'Pray For Forgiveness'
    'Stolen Moments'
    'Heaven's Door'

    'Lover Man'
    'We're Almost There'


    GIRL ON FIRE [4/13]
    'De Novo Adagio (Intro)'
    'Brand New Me'
    'When It's All Over'
    'Listen To Your Heart'
    'New Day'
    'Girl On Fire'
    'Fire We Make'
    'Tears Always Win'
    'Not Even The King'
    'That's When I Knew'
    'Limitedless'
    'One Thing'
    '101'



    HERE [2/14]
    'The Beginning (Interlude)'
    'The Gospel'
    'Pawn It All'
    'Kill Your Mama'
    'She Don't Really Care_1 Luv'
    'Illusion Of Bliss'
    'Blended Family (What You Do For Love)'
    'Work On It'
    'Girl Can't Be Herself'
    'More Than We Know'
    'Where Do We Begin Now'

    'Holy War'
    'Hallelujah'
    'In Common'



    EXTRA'S [5/15]
    'Gangsta Lovin''
    'My Boo'
    'Don't Give Up (Africa)'
    'Dreaming'
    'Empire State Of Mind'
    'Speechless'
    'Better You, Better Me'
    'It's On Again'
    'We Are Here'
    'We Gotta Pray'
    '28 Thousand Days'
    'Powerful'

    'Back To Life'
    'That's What's Up'
    'Place To Call My Own [AK Version]'




    Tomorrow the TOP 30 will be revealed!
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2018
  14. That's... a lot of 9s being eliminated. At least the As I Am cull kind of makes up for it.
     
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  15. I just noticed the numbers didn't add up. There were 46 songs in the top 45. It turns out that for some reason Mr. Man wasn't in the countdown from @Heaven on Earth. Based on the countdown from @D.F.P. it got an average of 6,706 meaning it would have been lost now at #73, pushing everything from My Boo up one place.
     
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  16. Scores and commentary:

    #60 - [7,000] - When You Really Love Someone - 7.5
    #59 - [7,016] - Limitedless -
    7. This is an homage to that film, isn’t it? The ‘red pill’ lyric sounds really odd in 2017 and I don’t think the Matrix reference was particularly clever back then anyway. 7 points for being a bop, but Limitedless is NOT A WORD, Alicia.

    (@Sprockrooster, I gave you an early draft of my commentary but I just remembered I had updated it in a PM to @D.F.P. My original commentary was me wondering whether it was a reference to the film Limitless, which also involves the hero taking a pill.)

    #58 - [7,048] - The Life - 8.5
    #57 - [7,056] - Teenage Love Affair - 9.5. This is so fun. Isn't this the song she did live where she brought out TLC and En Vogue and made it into an iconic medley?



    #56 - [7,095] - Like The Sea - 6
    #54 - [7,111] - Where Do We Go From Here - 8
    #54 - [7,111] - Slow Down - 5.5
    #53 - [7,127] - How It Feels To Fly - 6
    #51 - [7,159] - Why Do I Feel So Sad - 8
    #51 - [7,159] - Piano & I - 8. I love the Moonlight Sonata sample and it's a great intro to the album.
    #50 - [7,206] - I Need You -
    8.5. The "na na na na" bit makes this song.
    #49 - [7,238] - Distance And Time - 6
    #48 - [7,254] - Girl Can't Be Herself - 8.5
    #47 - [7,286] - Sure Looks Good To Me - 6.5. Another slightly strained vocal performance from Alicia, but a decent enough song.
    #46 - [7,301] - Samsonite Man - 6
     
  17. You BEASTS. Mr. Man was a 10.

    My commentary was:
    “I’ve always loved the violin line on this. Whatever happened to Jimmy Cozier?”
     
  18. Haven't heard of that one. Is the film any good?

    That medley is absolute fire. It also showcased I always tend to assume I love 'Teenage Love Affair' less, than I do. A song I basically never seek out on it's own, but it always seems to pop off when hearing it.

    This also makes 'Harlem Nocturne' the last standing intro in the rate.

    Sorry for the hurtful twist.

    ---

    In other news: Tomorrow will be INTENSE.
     
  19. I just want to say that I'm sorry. I really deserve to be punished from here till eternity. This past week was upsetting to say the least, making me completely forget about this website. A major ddddd. I'd also like to apologize for the mistake and mention that "Mr. Man" is #74 with the average with "Goodbye" was given, and that "Goodbye" is #75 with a 6.682 average. Oops. Bad mistake.

    I also want to publicly thank @Sprockrooster for taking over, and I'll also be sincerely praying that the curse doesn't affect him. I'll take over once the top eleven if that's what people want, but I'll just watch the amazing finale occur if people don't want to risk me again.
     
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  20. It’s supposed to be decent but I never saw it. The premise didn’t really appeal to me.


    She really does nail it live. I loved it when she did it on the As I Am tour.

    I’m pleasantly surprised that the intros stayed in as long as they did!
     
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