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Ultimate Song Justice: Best of the 2010s Edition (REVEALS!!!)

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by ohnostalgia, Dec 31, 2019.

  1. #933
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    AFTER ALL | ALL SAINTS
    "There was something 'bout the way you used to love"

    Voted By: @Island (2) @sfmartin (1)
    Release Date: July 26, 2018
    Country of Origin: England

    Commentary
    @sfmartin: This has to have a place on my list. Their come back in 2016 was tremendous and they had some fantastic songs. One Strike would have taken this one's place if it hasn't been released. I was nervous about how William Orbit and All Saints would sound after all these years but it was better than I could have imagined. The lyrics are beautifully devastating. A bittersweet nostalgia that permeates the whole track. The harmonies are exquisite as always and can be fully appreciated in the acoustic version that was released. The chorus already takes my breath away and I wasn't ready for the post chorus. My wig doesn't seem to matter after all. There is this intoxicating blend of harmonies and electronics it's supremely catchy, an absolute triumph.​


     
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  2. I see @ComeOnGloria did not vote. Gloria Estefan is such an international superstar and WEPA is such an anthem. Glad I could spotlight her!!
     
  3. #933
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    MOTHER EARTH | BANKS
    "Oh on mother earth I see the weather / so I'm not gonna cover up the freckles on my face"

    Voted By: @RUNAWAY (2) @Slice of Life (1)
    Release Date: September 30, 2016
    Country of Origin: United States

    Commentary
    @RUNAWAY: I don’t really know if I can write about this song for a third time, but here we go. This song has been unjustly robbed and done utterly wrong in not one, but TWO rates now. The balladphobia is real on here, but with me, as you can see my list, I LOVE ballads. I live for a ballad, especially when the lyrics and vocal performance are also there. I don’t just love a slow song. It has to have meaning and substance, and this song has all of that. Heartbreaking lyrics, underrated vocal performance, acoustic instrumental that adds so much to the song, and more, and more. Even just the little voice cracks in the song add to the vulnerability of the performance, and made this one of my favorite songs of all time.

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    @Slice of Life: For my BANKS selection, I was torn between Mother Earth and the unfairly maligned Someone New. And even though I'm not the biggest fan of very poetic lyrics (I'm dumb I'm sorry mom), I just had to choose Mother Earth over the more straightforward storytelling of Someone New.​

    I was a lowkey BANKS fan during the Goddess era but really started rabidly stanning the good sis during The Altar. And Mother Earth was one of the biggest reasons behind that decision. Mother Earth, at least compared to most of The Altar, is more on the delicate side. The track is wonderfully produced. The guitar clashing with the million background voices just makes me ascend every single time.​

    And the meaning behind the song is gorgeous too. Miss Jillian said the song is about being a "wounded healer" and I just related to that a little too much. I guess I just couldn't help but offer a lending hand despite needing help too dddddd. Anyway, yes, I love Mother Earth.​


     
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  4. Third Recap

    #935
    Accelerate (feat. 2Chainz & Ty Dolla $ign) - Christina Aguilera
    All My Friends (feat. Tinashe & Chance The Rapper) - Snakehips
    Bologna - Wanda
    California - Grimes
    Chained to the Rhythm (feat. Skip Marley) - Katy Perry
    Colder Than Ice - Pond
    Comeback Kid - Sleigh Bells
    Cosmic Love - Florence + The Machine
    Cough Syrup - Young The Giant
    Dancefloor - Tracey Thorn
    DDD - EXID
    Domino - Jessie J
    Duurt Te Lang - Davina Michelle
    Everytime - Sweden
    Fine Line - Mabel, Not3s
    Go (feat. Blood Diamonds) - Grimes
    Guaya - Eva Simons
    Hard Out Here - Lily Allen
    I Knew You Were Trouble. - Taylor Swift
    King of Anything - Sara Bareilles
    Klefi/Samed (feat. Bashar Murad) - Hatari
    Laura - Bat For Lashes
    Levels - Avicii
    Middle of Nowhere - Selena Gomez and the Scene
    Million Years Ago - Adele
    Monument - Röyskopp & Robyn
    Motivation - Normani
    No Words - Erik Hassle
    Ocean - Goldfrapp
    Paris - Fleur East
    Party Favors (feat. Young Thug) - Tinashe
    Prime - Allie X
    RAPIN* - Jenny Wilson
    Reflektor - Arcade Fire
    Rendez Vous - INNA
    Rose Garden - Rae Morris
    Rum Pum Pum Pum - f(x)
    Signe Ton Nom - Axelle Red
    Slide Away - Miley Cyrus
    So Special - MUNA
    Step on the Floor - capsule
    Take Care (feat. Rihanna) - Drake
    Tears (feat. Louisa Johnson) - Clean Bandit
    The Boys (feat. Cassie) - Nicki Minaj
    The Glorious Land - PJ Harvey
    The War Is Over - Kelly Clarkson
    The Wire - HAIM
    Three - Lily Allen
    Traveling Song - Ryn Weaver
    U&I - Ailee
    Ura Omote - School Food Punishment
    View - SHINee
    We Appreciate Power (feat. HANA) - Grimes
    Weeds - Marina and the Diamonds
    WEPA - Gloria Estefan


    #933
    After All - All Saints
    Mother Earth - BANKS


    58 of us lost our 3 pointers. That's about 67%.​
     
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  5. RMK

    RMK

    Definitely knew a song from FROOT was going toward my ranking, but I went with Weeds instead of I'm A Ruin because the song has connected with me more recently, and I knew the latter would get enough representation.
     
  6. 2014

    2014 Staff Member

    I can't believe someone else voted for my 3 pointer woop woop!
     
  7. If anyone has the Prog-Roid album by School Food Punishment on their Spotify, please link me!
     
  8. My 3 pointer survived hopefully my 4 pointer can do the same too.

    I thought View would get more votes I nearly considered it but I had to go for my absolute favourite by them.
     
  9. Oh heya @Sprockrooster, if you like Gloria, know she'll have four songs in the 80s rate so hopefully you will vote! #earlypromeaux
     
  10. And @DJHazey is so good to you, you’ll even have a song honouring her on the playlist too, @Sprockrooster! ;)

     


  11. It's blocked in the UK, but it's there, so hopefully it's available to play somewhere.
     
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  12. View and Mother Earth, YAS!
     
  13. Thank you! Did anyone have luck finding capsule? The album is called Stereo Worxxx
     
  14. #892
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    AIN'T NOBODY | HA:TFELT
    "Tell me who's the winner now / you are crying and so am I"

    Voted By: @eliminathan
    Release Date: July 30, 2014
    Country of Origin: South Korea

     
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  15. #892
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    ALL THE RAGE | ALLIE X
    "In a cloud of mania taking me up, taking me up, and putting me down / I had a glimpse of Eureka"

    Voted By: @Trinu 3.0
    Release Date: July 8, 2016
    Country of Origin: Canada

    Artist Appearance: 2nd

     
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  16. #892
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    BUY MY LOVE | WYNTER GORDON
    "There's a million ways to show your devotion, so many ways to sway my emotion"

    Voted By: @iheartpoptarts
    Release Date: August 22, 2011
    Country of Origin: United States

    Commentary
    Don’t read too much into this, I just love shopping and pop bops is all.​


     
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  17. On my long list!! A great pick @iheartpoptarts !! :D
     
  18. #892
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    BWU | TEGAN & SARA
    "All the girls I loved before told me they signed up for more"

    Voted By: @soratami
    Release Date: June 3, 2016
    Country of Origin: Canada

     
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  19. I interrupt this moment between the fourth and fifth reveal to say that everybody needs to watch the BWU video if only for the stink-eye Tegan gives Sara.
     
  20. #892
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    CHARCOAL BABY | BLOOD ORANGE
    "Can you still count all the reasons that you're not alone?"

    Voted By: @Stradiwhovius
    Release Date: July 26, 2018
    Country of Origin: England

    Commentary
    Blood Orange Dev Hynes is one of the greatest songwriters of our generation. Easily. He's at his peak on Negro Swan. Full of rich guitar melodies and a gorgeous sax solo. Exhausted but a celebration..​


     
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