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    It's time to begin round one of the 2001 Van Halen Song Tournament. Sixteen songs go in, and only one will come out alive [img]smilies/cool.gif[/img]

    The songs represented here were selected on the weighted nomination point scale with four being chosen on a most votes basis in a tie breaking round. They were divided into two NCAA tournament style brackets. Songs were positioned in the bracket randomly (I drew song names out of a hat [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]).

    We've got some interesting matchups. Vote for one song from each match, and the song with the most votes in each match at the end of the week advances to round 2.

    Without further stalling, the matchups:

    BRACKET 1
    1. In a Simple Rhyme <-> Light Up the Sky
    2. Everybody Wants Some!! <-> Little Guitars
    3. Mean Street <-> Unchained
    4. Humans Being <-> Girl Gone Bad

    BRACKET 2
    1. Hear About it Later <-> Why Can't This Be Love
    2. Dreams <-> 5150
    3. Aftershock <-> Dirty Movies
    4. Running With the Devil <-> Dance the Night Away

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    My votes:

    Light Up the Sky
    Little Guitars
    Unchained
    Humans Being
    Why Can't This Be Love
    Dreams
    Aftershock
    Dance the Night Away
    "Just once I'd like to do the right thing and not get punished for it."

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    Light Up the Sky
    Little Guitars
    Unchained
    Girl Gone Bad

    Hear About it Later
    "5150"
    "Dirty Movies"
    Dance the Night Away

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    In A Simple Rhyme

    Little Guitars

    Mean Street

    Humans Being

    Why Can't This Be Love

    Dreams

    Aftershock

    Running With The Devil
    Right Now you're reading my post!


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    BRACKET 1
    1. In a Simple Rhyme <-> Light Up the Sky "In A Simple Rhyme"
    2. Everybody Wants Some!! <-> Little Guitars "Everybody Wants Some!!"
    3. Mean Street <-> Unchained "Unchained"
    4. Humans Being <-> Girl Gone Bad "Girl Gone Bad"

    BRACKET 2
    1. Hear About it Later <-> Why Can't This Be Love "Hear About It Later"
    2. Dreams <-> 5150 I've never heard "5150" but I hate "Dreams" so "5150" it is!
    3. Aftershock <-> Dirty Movies "Dirty Movies"
    4. Running With the Devil <-> Dance the Night Away "Dance The Night Away"

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    Light Up The Sky
    Everybody Wants Some!!
    Unchained
    Humans Being

    Hear About It Later
    "5150"
    Aftershock
    Runnin' With The Devil
    "It's so damn hot... milk was a bad choice." --Ron Burgundy, Anchorman

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    Things are all pretty close thus far (well, except for poor Mean Street). Five more days of voting left - if you're interested, keep it up!
    "Just once I'd like to do the right thing and not get punished for it."

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    In a Simple Rhyme
    Everybody Wants Some!
    Unchained
    Girl Gone Bad

    Hear About it Later
    Dreams
    Dirty Movies
    Runnin' With The Devil
    You can twist perceptions
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    In a Simple Rhyme
    Little Guitars
    Mean Street [img]smilies/tongue.gif[/img]
    Girl Gone Bad

    Hear About It Later
    5150?
    Dirty Movies
    Dance the Night Away
    "My belligerent enthusiasm is as optimistic as ever" - DLR

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    I'll say, Goo. I can remember sitting there "drawing" (literally) up the matches thinking, "Whoever gets Unchained is so screwed." Then I pull Mean Street.

    I'd say the fact that every pair (save Hear About it Later and WCTBL) are are somewhere between one to two votes apart (or tied up) testifies to how a lot of these could go either way.

    Anyway, keep it up. 4 more days to vote for those who are interested.

    [ May 16, 2001 at 05:32 AM: Message edited by: Stuff No More ]
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    You know in a tournement, ususally you line up the best against the weak in the first rounds. You have made soem tough pairings.

    1. Light Up the Sky
    2. Little Guitars /tough call though.
    3. Unchained
    4. Humans Being

    1. WCTBL
    2. 5150
    3. Dirty Movies
    4. Running with the Devil

    Just courious, why only 4 Sammy songs and no Gary songs. Just curious on why only these songs Stuff no More.
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    In a Simple Rhyme
    Everybody Wants Some
    Mean Street
    Humans Being

    Hear About it Later
    5150
    Dirty Movies
    Dance the Night Away

    Tough calls the lot of them!
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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Stuff No More:
    BRACKET 1
    1. In a Simple Rhyme &lt;-&gt; Light Up the Sky
    2. Everybody Wants Some!! &lt;-&gt; Little Guitars
    3. Mean Street &lt;-&gt; Unchained
    4. Humans Being &lt;-&gt; Girl Gone Bad

    BRACKET 2
    1. Hear About it Later &lt;-&gt; Why Can't This Be Love
    2. Dreams &lt;-&gt; 5150
    3. Aftershock &lt;-&gt; Dirty Movies
    4. Running With the Devil &lt;-&gt; Dance the Night Away
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Light Up The Sky
    Everybody Wants Some!!
    Unchained
    Humans Being

    Hear About It Later
    5150
    Dirty Movies
    Dance the Night Away
    I'm one of those crazies on your block.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Wombat:
    Just courious, why only 4 Sammy songs and no Gary songs. Just curious on why only these songs Stuff no More.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>People picked the songs to be involved. Check out this link. [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]
    http://www.vhforums.com/cgi-bin/vhlf...c&f=1&t=000924

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    Light Up the Sky
    Little Guitars
    Unchained
    Girl Gone Bad

    Hear About it Later
    Dreams
    Dirty Movies
    Dance the Night Away

    some of those were not fair, and i had vote for a couple because of which CD it came from.

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    As Glenn pointed out, the songs were chosen last week (with an extra couple days added in to break a 5 way tie for the last 4 spots).

    I thought the only way to be fair and non-biased (and to keep things interesting) would be to totally randomize the matches. The only method I could think of to do this was to write each song down on a piece of paper, fold it in half, mix them up, and draw them out of a hat. And based on the fact that only three or four matches have large differences, I'd say I succeeded.

    Don't want anyone accusing me of stacking the competition to artificially advance a Sammy-era song. Though I am interested in the outcome of Bracket 2, since it seemed to fall that most of them went there...
    "Just once I'd like to do the right thing and not get punished for it."

 

 

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