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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Fri 08 Apr 2011, 18:22

ok cause i was a bit bored i tried to take everyone's lists and add them together.
Might have messed up a few, so can't promise 100% accuracy and i know we all have different fav's at different times...... but anyway.
the overall consensus would be;-

Scattered
Fugitive Motel
The Birds
Newborn & Station Approach joint 4th
Switching Off & Ribcage & Great Expectations joint 6th
Tower Crane Driver
Powder Blue & Mirrorball joint 10th
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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Wed 04 May 2011, 18:00

Sorry, not been around too much lately, and don't seem to have received notifications that some of you have posted on here, so apologies for not thanking you for your votes.

ChrissyBoy's done a pretty good job of sussing out how the top 10 are panning out, but as we've had votes from non-forum members, and also as not everyone who's put their top 10 on here have actually voted, it's all a bit squiffy. Wink

If you've done your favourites here, but not voted here, can I ask you to spend a couple of minutes doing it, just so that our poll will be as accurate as possible.

Don't forget, the show's going out on the last Friday of this month, 27th May, at 10pm to midnight, on Phoenix 98FM!

Cheers all! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Tue 24 May 2011, 22:20

Hi all,

Just a reminder that the Top 20 show will be broadcast on this Friday from 10pm on 98FM in the Brentwood/Billericay area, or online at Phoenixfm.com, where you'll be able to join me in the chatroom. Two hours of solid Elbow as chosen by you! What could be better? Smile

It's incredibly close at the moment as to which is going to be number 1, literally one point in it, but there's still time to vote, so please do. Also, the fight for 20th spot is a bit like the premiership, little in it between 4 songs, one or two votes could change the bottom of the table completely!

Had a boost last week when Craig Potter kindly tweeted about it. Very Happy

Thanks so much to all of you that have taken part in this, you've made all the difference, it wouldn't have been anywhere near as good without you. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Fri 27 May 2011, 19:30

I'm going to do the cut-off for voting at 9pm, so if you want to get your vote in, do it soon!

I'll be back here later putting up the results as I play them, but obviously it will be a better experience if you tune in and hear them for yourself. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Fri 27 May 2011, 20:19

Looking forward to the show! Thanks for the reminder

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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Fri 27 May 2011, 20:29

emma wrote:
Looking forward to the show! Thanks for the reminder
No problem, see you soon! :-)

It came down to the very last vote that we got to sort out which song was number one - I was on the edge of my seat! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Fri 27 May 2011, 21:14

The show's begun! Here are the results so far:

No. 20 - Bones Of You
No. 19 - Red
No. 18 - Asleep In The Back
No. 17 - Weather To Fly
No. 16 - Any Day Now
No. 15 - Forget Myself
No. 14 - Leaders Of The Free World
No. 13 - Lippy Kids
No. 12 - Switching Off
No. 11 - Loneliness of a Tower Crane Driver
No. 10 - Powder Blue
No. 9 - One Day Like This
No. 8 - Station Approach
No. 7 - The Birds
No. 6 - Mirrorball
No. 5 - Great Expectations
No. 4 - Newborn
No. 3 - Grounds For Divorce
No. 2 - Fugitive Motel
No. 1 - Scattered Black and Whites!

Many thanks to everyone who voted, and especially those that joined me in the chatroom, I had a blast - two hours of Elbow, what could be better? Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Fri 27 May 2011, 21:17

Thanks Dan, am listening to Asleep in the Back now Smile still wish I'd seen them in the earliest days when they played it live.
Now its Weather to Fly coming in at number 17.
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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Fri 27 May 2011, 21:26

I just joined a few minutes ago and am raising the profile of the forum on their online chat !
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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Fri 27 May 2011, 21:39

c'mon folks if your online go and join up there's not many online at the moment.
I can't stay on for the whole show but willl pop in and out myself
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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Fri 27 May 2011, 22:40

So I'm predicting its Scattered... and Fugitive Motel, and? still to come in the top 3.
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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Fri 27 May 2011, 22:46

I agree Scattered must be in there
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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Fri 27 May 2011, 23:06

Good call LWD and HattyMarris Smile I really enjoyed the show! It was nice to hear 2 solid hours of Elbow on the radio Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Fri 27 May 2011, 23:08

I actually did a little dance when Dan announced no. 1. The astonishingly beautiful Scattered Black and Whites WON! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Fri 27 May 2011, 23:09

yes great and i enjoyed the interaction too. Well done Dan !
and to everyone who voted or contributed Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Fri 27 May 2011, 23:20

Aww, thanks guys! Was so nice to play out 2 hours of Elbow on the radio! I'd been playing two tracks each week on my normal show, but this was something special. Smile

The full run down, from 1 to 61, was:

1 Scattered Black And Whites
2 Fugitive Motel
3 Grounds For Divorce
4 Newborn
5 Great Expectations
6 Mirrorball
7 The Birds
8 Station Approach
9 One Day Like This
10 Powder Blue
11 The Loneliness Of A Tower Crane Driver
12 Switching Off
13 Lippy Kids
14 Leaders Of The Free World
15 Forget Myself
16 Any Day Now
17 Weather To Fly
18 Asleep In The Back
19 Red
20 The Bones Of You
21 Friend Of Ours
22 Starlings
23 Some Riot
24 The Stops
25 Ribcage
26 My Very Best
27 George Lassoes The Moon
28 Grace Under Pressure
29 A Mexican Standoff
30 An Audience With The Pope
31 Jesus Is a Rochdale Girl
32 Dear Friends
33 I've Got Your Number
34 Puncture Repair
35 Coming Second
36 Crawling With Idiot
37 Open Arms
38 Neat Little Rows
39 The Fix
40 Fallen Angel
41 Can't Stop
42 The Everthere
43 Little Beast
44 Whisper Grass
45 An Imagined Affair
46 Picky Bastard
47 McGreggor
48 Buttons And Zips
49 High Ideals
50 The Night Will Always Win
51 Presuming Ed (Rest Easy)
52 Teardrop
53 Not A Job
54 Working Class Hero
55 With Love
56 Bitten By The Tail-fly
57 Lucky With Disease
58 The River
59 Don't Mix Your Drinks
60 Snooks (Progress Report)
61 Running To Stand Still
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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Sat 28 May 2011, 20:33

I adore The Birds as much as Lippy Kids but was surprised to see it attain a higher place given the extra air-time Lippy Kids had, the band giving us that live version on YouTube.

Disappointed to see Weather to Fly not in the top 10, and Friend of Ours missing out just about the Top 20. Well deserved places though for Great Expectations and Fugitive Motel - wow at its getting to no. 2! 'Tis typical Elbow beauty though, so, unsurprising.

I wanted Loneliness higher too and was surprised by Red coming in at 19. I thought it was more popular than that.

Top 20 album stats:

Build a Rocket Boys and Cast of Thousands - 2 places each.
Leaders - 4 places
Asleep in the Back and Seldom Seen Kid - 6 places each! Very Happy

Asleep in the Back's weighting (aside from its being a very strong piece of work, especially for a debut) comes from the appreciation of die-hard long-time fans I think and Seldom Seen's from the newer fans, the novelty and brilliance these newer fans were experiencing... Leaders was a solid album but not their best, Build a Rocket is still too new to fully behold, and Cast of Thousand's shining beacons were the two songs it hit home with in the top 20....both are divine but the album as a whole was weak and I feel the results reflect this. Ribcage would have been the next best offering from Cast. Great song, so very Elbow, sadly missing out on a top 20 place, but hardly by a long chalk, which is something. Smile

Just my thoughts. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Sat 28 May 2011, 23:35

elbowismymuse wrote:
I... was surprised by Red coming in at 19. I thought it was more popular than that.
It only made the top 20 due to the final voter having it as their favourite, otherwise it was below Friend of Ours.

Of all the Top 20 shows we have done this spring, this was the closest contest - most others had a clear leader - and also the second highest number of votes. I think that high number's due mainly to the forum members, but perhaps Elbow are 3 times more popular than Blur... Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Sun 29 May 2011, 00:06

I didn't expect GFD to get no. 3.
Newborn & Mirrorball are much better songs clearly!
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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Sun 29 May 2011, 00:15

HattyMarris wrote:
I didn't expect GFD to get no. 3.
Newborn & Mirrorball are much better songs clearly!
Clearly others disagree! Smile

Not me though, my top 10 was:

01:Scattered Black And Whites
02:Mirrorball
03:Powder Blue
04:The Bones Of You
05:Newborn
06:The Birds
07:The Loneliness Of A Tower Crane Driver
08:Fugitive Motel
09:Weather To Fly
10:Forget Myself

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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Sun 29 May 2011, 19:21

No Hotel Istanbul, Loss, Long War Shuffle or Ticker Tape? That's a shame.

Anyways, were all these songs just the studio versions? Because sometimes the live versions are exceptional--to the point of even topping the studio version. (The live version of Scattered Black and Whites at the Astoria, for instance.)

Sometimes the live versions are very disappointing, too. Like any live version of George Lassoes The Moon where it was loud and shortened and butchered of its piano solo.
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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Sun 29 May 2011, 23:16

Just studio versions, but will have to look up the Astoria SB&Ws.

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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Sat 18 Jun 2011, 21:47

1.) Our Little Boat
2.) Mirrorball
3.) Scattered Black and Whites
4.) Friends of Ours
5.) An imagined Affair
6.) Great Expectations
7.) Lippy Kids
8.) Bones of You
9.) Dear Friends
10.) Jesus was a Rochdale Girl

Definitely my top ten but then again every song they have is pretty much perfect. And yes Our little boat is my favorite... Amazingly simple and hauntingly beautiful...
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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Wed 22 Jun 2011, 19:13

Great choices Puckfair!
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PostSubject: Re: Your top 10 Elbow songs?   Tue 28 Jun 2011, 09:53

Dan Bridge wrote:
Aww, thanks guys! Was so nice to play out 2 hours of Elbow on the radio! I'd been playing two tracks each week on my normal show, but this was something special. Smile

The full run down, from 1 to 61, was:..

1 Scattered Black And Whites
2 Fugitive Motel
3 Grounds For Divorce
4 Newborn
5 Great Expectations
6 Mirrorball
7 The Birds
8 Station Approach
9 One Day Like This
10 Powder Blue
11 The Loneliness Of A Tower Crane Driver
12 Switching Off
13 Lippy Kids
14 Leaders Of The Free World
15 Forget Myself
16 Any Day Now
17 Weather To Fly
18 Asleep In The Back
19 Red
20 The Bones Of You
21 Friend Of Ours
22 Starlings
23 Some Riot
24 The Stops
25 Ribcage
26 My Very Best
27 George Lassoes The Moon
28 Grace Under Pressure
29 A Mexican Standoff
30 An Audience With The Pope
31 Jesus Is a Rochdale Girl
32 Dear Friends
33 I've Got Your Number
34 Puncture Repair
35 Coming Second
36 Crawling With Idiot
37 Open Arms
38 Neat Little Rows
39 The Fix
40 Fallen Angel
41 Can't Stop
42 The Everthere
43 Little Beast
44 Whisper Grass
45 An Imagined Affair
46 Picky Bastard
47 McGreggor
48 Buttons And Zips
49 High Ideals
50 The Night Will Always Win
51 Presuming Ed (Rest Easy)
52 Teardrop
53 Not A Job
54 Working Class Hero
55 With Love
56 Bitten By The Tail-fly
57 Lucky With Disease
58 The River
59 Don't Mix Your Drinks
60 Snooks (Progress Report)
61 Running To Stand Still
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