Spotlight on... Bubblegum Boy's Winners
Whilst you are preparing your ballots I thought it would be fun for me to spotlight two of my rate winners. I am also planning to do some spotlight posts for songs that were not eligible as they have already been featured in a previous Winners’ Rate.
Back in 2021 I took on the challenge of hosting my very first rate: The Paloma Faith Rate
. 10 voters joined me for a journey exploring Paloma’s back catalogue. I must admit going into the rate I had no idea which song would win, I was sure it would be something from her debut album. The voters actually crowned this iconic song the winner:
‘Only Love Can Hurt Like This’ won with a 9.7 average and received 2 x 11s and 6 x 10s. The track was written by the legendary Diane Warren with Keith Uddin. The track has gone on to be a huge hit for Paloma. The song peaked at #6 in 2014 and then had a resurgence in 2022 after going viral on TikTok.
My second artist rate happened in 2022, this time featuring our favourite fugitive – Janelle Monae
. 19 cy-boys and cyber girls participated and crowned this their winner…
‘Cold War’ won with a 9.94 average, gaining 7 x 11s and 7 x 10s! I went into the rate again quite unsure what would be picked as a winner. There was definitely some drama along the way, with ‘Yoga’ making an early exit and previous rate winner ‘Make Me Feel’ only making #16. Cold War is a gem from Janelle and if you haven’t watched the music video, I recommend you get around to that.
Next week I will be sharing some more spotlight posts but in the meantime please continue to get your ballots in. I will be sharing some tea once we hit 10 voters.
- I invite you to spotlight your own rate winners and share why we should vote for them!
And finally… don’t forget, the next Watch2gether session
will be on Saturday @ 7PM GMT
. Please join us if you can!