New Music Game Season #2

Welcome to the New Music Game Season #2

This will be a 10 week season!

Anybody can join at any time. Just because you missed a round does not mean you can never join. The more the merrier.

The rules are simple:
Each week or so mod (IPD) will submit a theme (examples: songs with no lyrics, songs under 80bpm, etc)
You will need to:
::: Submit one song (including the artist) to me via PM to me that fits into the theme :::
You may never:
::: Submit a song by an artist that has already been used in this game. At any point. Ever. (Artists cannot be reused. Songs can if covered by a different artist):::

Once I collect the entries after a few days (no strict time on that but probably like a week or less I dunno we’ll see how the game goes) I will post a poll in ABC order with all the songs that were submitted that week. I won’t say who submitted them.

At that point, vote for a song that is not the one you submitted. It can be for any reason. It can be your favorite. It can be because it elicited nostalgia. Maybe you are happy you were introduced to it, I dunno you do you. Your vote will count as long as you have ever submitted a song in this game at any point, any season, or have posted in the thread at some point before the poll is released

After a few days I will award points to posters who get the most votes for their songs. The number of songs (n) will determine the number of winners I give points to equal to n/4 rounded up. The amount of points will equal 2x+1 to first place (where x = number of winners), and then 2 fewer points to each subsequent winner. So for instance with 9 participants I will give the winner 7 points, 2nd place 5 points, and 3rd place 3 points. Ties will split the points evenly. You cannot earn any points if you got 0 votes.

Exceptions/Special Rules:

  • If two participants submit a song by the same artist in the week I will allow it, as long as it’s not the same song. If it’s the same song then I will reject the 2nd submittal.
  • You can submit the same song from previous rounds if it’s a cover with a different artist.
  • If a song has multiple artists, the “main” artist will count at the mod’s discretion.
  • If you have multiple accounts please only use one alt to play.

There’s no ultimate winner, but I will keep a tally of cumulative points. Submitting youtube videos of the song is appreciated. Discussion of music and the songs submitted is also encouraged!

Link to Season 1 (winner @YankeeTripper)

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Round 1 - Submit a song that makes you happy - Poll in post #15
Round 2 - Submit a song where the lyrics do not match the beat - Poll in post #47
Round 3 - Submit a song without a 4/4 time signature - Poll in post #75
Round 4 - Submit a song with at least 6 consectuive "Na"s - Poll in post #131
Round 5 - Submit a pump up song - Poll in post #157
Round 6 - Submit a song by a British artist - Poll in post #183

Artists no longer allowed to be picked (weekly winners will have a link to the song here, otherwise you can find the songs used throughout the thread in the polls):

50 Cent
The Alan Parsons Project
The Aquabats
Arrogant Worms
Bad Company Bad Company - Silver, Blue And Gold - YouTube
Beach Boys
The Beatles
Black Sabbath
Bliss n Eso
Blue Oyster Cult
Bon Jovi
Bruce Springsteen
The Cardigans
Charlie Dore
Chevelle Chevelle - The Red (Official Video) - YouTube
Chris Malinchak and Kiesza Chris Malinchak and Kiesza - 'Weird Kid' - YouTube
Cowboy Junkies
Dadi Freyr
The Darkness
Dave Brubeck Quartet Dave Brubeck - Take Five - YouTube
David Bromberg David Bromberg - The Holdup - YouTube
Dead Can Dance
Dexys Midnight Runners
Digital Underground
Dropkick Murphys
Ed Sheeran
Electric Light Orchestra
Elton John
Eric Johnson Eric Johnson - Cliffs Of Dover [HQ Studio Version] - YouTube
Fairport Convention
The Five Fairsteps
The Flashbulb
Flight of the Conchords
Flogging Molly
Florence and the Machine
Foster the People
The Fratellis - Flathead The Fratellis - Flathead (US Version) - YouTube
Freddy Fender
Gary Jules
Glen Hansard Glen Hansard, Marketa Irglova - Falling Slowly (Official Video) - YouTube
The Grateful Dead
Hail Mary Mallon
Ida Maria
The Interrupters The Interrupters - "Take Back The Power" - YouTube
J Geils Band
Jeff Buckley
Jefferson Airplane
Jimi Hendrix Experience
Joe Cocker
Joe Satriani
Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros
John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band
John Denver John Denver - Take Me Home, Country Roads (Audio) - YouTube
John Williams
Johnny Paycheck
Jose Feliciano
Julieta Venegas Julieta Venegas - Limon Y Sal (Video) - YouTube
Kenny Rogers
The Lathums
League of Legends
Led Zeppelin
Lil Dicky
Linkin Park
Martin Briley
Maynard Ferguson
Metallica Metallica: Nothing Else Matters (Official Music Video) - YouTube
Michael Jackson
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
The Misfits The Misfits - Last Caress - YouTube
Molly Hatchet
Motley Crue
My Chemical Romance My Chemical Romance - Welcome To The Black Parade [Official Music Video] [HD] - YouTube
Nas Heaven (Explicit) - YouTube
Newton Faulkner
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Nine Inch Nails
Norman Greenbaum Spirit In The Sky Norman Greenbaum - YouTube
Of Monsters and Men
Olivia Rodrigo
One Direction
Owl City
Ozzy Osborne
Pearl Jam
Peter Gabriel
PJ Harvey
The Proclaimers
Protest the Hero
Queen Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody (Official Video Remastered) - YouTube
Ramin Djawadi
Ray Stevens Ray Stevens - "The Mississippi Squirrel Revival" (Music Video) - YouTube
Reel Big Fish
Rodrigo y Gabriela
The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones - Paint It, Black (Official Lyric Video) - YouTube
Samantha Fish SAMANTHA FISH ❖ Crow Jane ❖ Cutting Room NYC 12/16/17 - YouTube
Say Anything
Scatman John
Sixpence None the Richer
Snarky Puppy
Soft Cell
Stealers Wheel
Stevie Nicks & Don Henley
Streetlight Manifesto
The Struts The Struts - Body Talks ft. Kesha - YouTube
Sufjan Stevens
The Summer Set
Taking Back Sunday
Ten Years After
Tenacious D
The Thamesmen
They Might Be Giants
Thin Lizzy
Tom Jones
Tom Walker
WALK THE MOON WALK THE MOON - Shut Up and Dance (Official Video) - YouTube
The Wallflowers
Warren Zevon
The Who
Wild Cherry
Will Smith
Wilson Pickett
Wu-Tang Clan

Player TotScore Score/Wk 3-2-1 Score 3-2-1/Wk WksPlayed WksScored Rd1 Rd2 Rd3 Rd4 Rd5 Rd6 Rd7
IPD 24.00 3.43 10 1.43 7 4 0 5 0 0 7 7 5
YankeeTripper 22.50 3.21 11 1.57 7 6 1.5 7 0 7 5 1 1
OutdoormanNowActuary 10.33 1.72 7 1.17 6 4 7 0 1.33 1 0 1
OldTimer 9.67 1.61 6 1.00 6 2 0 2.67 0 0 0 7
MayanActuary 9.00 1.29 7 1.00 7 3 0 0 2.67 1.33 0 5 0
Kat987 8.42 1.40 6 1.00 6 3 5 0.75 2.67 0 0 0
Rastiln 4.08 0.68 5 0.83 6 4 0.75 0 1.33 1 1 0
AbstractActuary 3.25 0.46 3 0.43 7 3 1.5 0.75 0 0 0 1 0
Marcie 2.33 0.33 3 0.43 7 2 0 0 0 1.33 1 0 0
Celalta 1.75 0.58 2 0.67 3 2 0 0.75 1
DeepPurple 1.33 0.44 2 0.67 3 1 1.33 0 0
ALivelySedative 1.33 1.33 2 2.00 1 1 1.33
Vorian_Atreides 0.00 0.00 0 0.00 2 0 0 0

Artists brought back into the season 2 pool from season 1:
Billy Joel
The Corrs
Guns N Roses
Johnny Cash
Michael Jackson
Snow Tha Product
Weird Al Yankovic

Prior Season Participants:

Prior Season Participants:

We are starting out general and easy for round 1:

Submit a song that makes you happy

Try to get you entry in by Friday. Week 1 might be a little longer depending on how things go.

I wonder if Pharrell Williams will show up . . .

I briefly considered a song with the word “Happy” in the title (though not that one)

Interesting - I searched a few lists and a number of common ones came up but I gotta say one list I found of “Happy Upbeat Songs” had a few umm interesting choices.
I mean Lightning Crashes by Live, Luca by Suzanne Vega and Semi-charmed Life by Third Eye Blind are all good songs but I’d hardly consider the themes of a mother dying in child birth, a song about child abuse and a song about meth addition to be “happy upbeat songs” but OK.

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We are up to 9 entries, can we get at least one more by the end of the day?


A song that makes you happy

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This one turned out kind of easy vote as there was only one song I wasn’t familiar with, that I liked, and it made me happy.

Not an easy vote for me.

That said, I am still trying to figure out the criteria for how I vote.

-I Like the song
-Fits the Category

Could be important:
-New to Me
-Nostalgia feeling of a song I already know
-Miscellaneous gut choices

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Aw, I was on vacation and didn’t see Round 1. My bad though. Voting soon.

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I added multiple songs from this round to my general spotify playlist

Seems a very subjective criteria . . .

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Especially this round.