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The PJ Retro Vault 3.0 (rounds 46 and up)

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by WoW73, Dec 4, 2022.

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    Welcome to the new PJ Retro Vault, dedicated to the current PJ Retro Song Contest.

    Back in 2019, the contest was still known as PJOPS, and after round 45, its name changed to PJ Retro. This vault is dedicated to the PJ Retro Song Contest only, so rounds 46 and up - for the previous vault, click here.

    This vault will contain the rules & regulations, overview of the previous winners, medal tally, and overviews of each round (46+), plus other stats & facts.

    General inclusion/exclusion criteria for entries:
    • must have been first released before January 1, 2000
    • no UK top 10 hits
    • no US top 10 hits
    • no covers or prominent samples of a UK or US top 10 hit OR was covered/prominently sampled in a song that was a UK or US top 10 hit
    • no songs (or covers of songs) that have competed in the Eurovision Song Contest
    • relatively unknown/underrated on Popjustice - so as a general benchmark, nothing from an artist with more than 25 pages of discussion on PJ (across all their artist threads)
    • no entry that has been previously entered in a previous round of PJSC (list of entries here) or PJ Retro (list of entries here)
    • no song by an act that was entered in the previous round - this includes any related solo or group acts to an act that was entered in the previous round (ex. Gwen Stefani and No Doubt, in an alternate universe where either of them could actually pass the veto criteria)
    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. A list of previously vetoed tracks can be found here

    Criteria that will also be taken in consideration for veto purposes:
    • Song is from an album that peaked in the top 10 on the UK or US albums chart
    • Song is from a Platinum- or Gold-certified album in the UK or US
    • Song peaked between #11 and #20 on the UK or US singles chart
    • Song was a major hit in other big music markets and/or in multiple countries
    • Act has 15-24 pages of discussion on the forum
    • Song is by an act who had major success in the UK or US
    • Act has been entered multiple times in this contest (see repeat artists guideline below)
    Usually, if your song meets only one of these criteria, it should be fine, but there are exceptions of course.

    Repeat artists guideline:
    • The same act (in any form - solo, group, featured, etc.) can be entered multiple times, but there is a maximum, based on 10% of the number of round there have been. For example: the Dolly Dots have participated five times thus far. If we were currently in round 55, they would not be eligible again until round 60. An act that has participated 8 times, would not become eligible until round 90, etc.
    • For the winner of each round, that artist cannot be entered again (in any form - solo, group, featured) for the subsequent NINE 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.
    • Do NOT disclose your participating song until the voting deadline is closed, and you disclosing which songs you did not enter is not encouraged. Please, do not (overly) hype or criticise participating acts or songs until the voting deadline has passed
    • Be nice and play fair

    Themed rounds:
    • Often, rounds have a theme, decided by the host of that round, which often gives additional criteria for your entry to meet. For example: only songs from the '70's can participate, or only songs from movie soundtracks are eligible. It is the responsibility of the host of the round to check if the entries meet those additional criteria.
    • If the host chooses a restrictive theme, consider being lenient on one of the other criteria. For example, if you chose songs released in 1985 as a theme, allow songs that reached Top 6-10 positions in the UK/US in that round. We would not want a round where only @ohnoitisnathan and @WoW73 participate! If you wish to have one of the main criteria altered for a round, please discuss this with the veto panel first.

    Current veto panel:
    @If You Go
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2023
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    The Winners:
    Round 46: @rawkey with Kevin Paige - "Don't Shut Me Out" 117 points
    Round 47: @OneStopCandyShop with Minnie Riperton - "Les fleurs" 153 points
    Round 48: @OneStopCandyShop with Lamb - "Goreki" 111 points
    Round 49: @Filippa with Laura Branigan - "Spanish Eddie" 135 points
    Round 50: @KamikazeHeart with Laban - "Love in Siberia" 173 points
    Round 51: @KamikazeHeart with Carola - "The Runaway" 124 points
    Round 52: @Jeffo with France Joli - "Girl in the '80s" 155 points
    Round 55: @Phonetics Girl with Chantal Kreviazuk - "Wayne" 132 points
    Round 53: @Jeffo with Bonnie Pointer - "The Beast in Me" 135 points
    Round 54: @Doodvid with Alexis - "Lying Eyes" 122 points
    Round 56: @Untouchable Ace with Delage - "Running Back for More" 132 points
    Round 57: @berserkboi with Partenaire Particulier - "Partenaire Particulier" 119 points
    Round 58: @Derek with Meri D Marshall - "My Obsession" 154 points
    Round 59: @Untouchable Ace with the Divinyls - "Boys in Town" 139 points
    Round 60: @Jeffo with Melissa Manchester - "Thief of Hearts" 137 points
    Round 61: @WoW73 with Raffaella Carrà - "Rumore" 103 points
    Round 62: @Derek with Linda William' - "Rebelle" 136 points
    Round 63: @Hurricane Drunk with Kirsty MacColl - "He's on the Beach" 108 points
    Round 64: @Derek with Pamala Stanley - "Coming Out of Hiding" 125 points
    Round 65: @WoW73 with Annica - "I Can't Deny a Broken Heart" 128 points
    Round 66: @WoW73 with Selena - "So Far Away" 127 points
    Round 67: @WoW73 with Stephanie Mills - "Bit by Bit" 106 points
    Round 68: @berserkboi with Emmanuelle - "Poupee de bois" 108 points
    Round 69: @Phonetics Girl with Stellar* - "Violent" 124 points
    Round 70: @berserkboi with Dalida - "Monday Tuesday Laissez Moi Danser" 119 points
    Round 71: @Doodvid with Peach - "Sorrow Town" 115 points
    Round 72: @livefrommelbs with Brenda K Starr - "Pickin' Up Pieces" 141 points
    Round 73: @citoig London Boys - "Chapel of Love" 110 points
    Round 74: @iheartpoptarts wit Boy Krazy - "Good Times with Bad Boys" 130 points
    Round 75: @Tiger Suit with Ofra Haza - "You" 94 points
    Round 76: @Untouchable Ace with Telex - "Moskow Diskow" 106 points
    Round 77: @ohnoitisnathan with SSQ - "Synthicide" 120 points
    Round 78: @klow with Renée - "High Time He Went" 155 points
    Round 79: @WoW73 with Lorella Cuccarini - "La notte vola" 115 points
    Round 80: @berserkboi with Vanelle - "Tell Me" 108 points
    Round 81: @Maki with Mono - "Silicone" 133 points
    Round 82: @Jeffo with Angie Gold - "Timebomb" 112 points
    Round 83: @Phonetics Girl with Maggie Reilly - "Waiting" 112 points

    A Spotify list with most of these winners can be found here
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2023
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  5. A retro vault you say?

    Sounds promising.

    Can never have too much nostalgia and I’m always ready to discover an old bop for the first time.
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  6. Try these winners! For which I have absolutely no bias ‘;)’

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  7. I’m still enjoying this bop thanks to Popjustice

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  8. Hmm, wonder what this is all about then....
  9. No idea but the inclusion of Laura Branigan, Melissa Manchester, London Boys, Delage and Boy Krazy looks like it will be right up my street!
  10. About the PJ Retro Song Contest - which would be lovely to join, my dear Retro Chart friends!
  11. ALL the singles in the banners have won this contest since 2019
  12. Ah I see! Looks rather cool.
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  13. It is! Look here for the current round
  14. Glad that the vault is finally being updated!

    Yet my one and only PJ Retro winner (so far) is nowhere to be seen.
  15. Think already may well know my choice already if end up taking part...
  16. If a song was no single, it's not included, no
  17. Sorry, Kylie is ineligible, sadly
  18. Ha ha, believe it or not, can and do listen to other artists aside her!
  19. Can't wait to hear your entry if you do indeed participate next round!
  20. That song was a single actually dd

    Also, does this mean we'll get all the stats updated?
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