BATTLE OF THE BANDS: "Easy Come, Easy Go" Results

My last Battle was between The Spinners and George Strait, both of which recorded songs called "Easy Come, Easy Go." I’ve tallied the votes, and here are the results:

The Spinners: 7

George Strait: 4

Congratulations to The Spinners on their victory and a pat on the back for George Strait, who proved to be a worthy contender.

I’ll be taking April off because of the A to Z Challenge, so my next Battle will be held on Friday, May 1. See you then!

BATTLE OF THE BANDS: “Easy Come, Easy Go”

It’s Motown vs. Music City today in today’s Battle of the Bands (and yes, I checked, and I haven’t done this before), as we have challengers from both cities singing their song called "Easy Come, Easy Go." There are a bunch of songs called "Easy Come, Easy Go," and I might do this song title again with two different artists in the future. Maybe even run a tournament… We’ll talk about that later. Here are your challenges for today:

The Spinners

One of their lesser-known singles, from their 1977 album Spinners/8. It only reached #46 on the R&B chart.

George Strait

Title track from George’s 1993 album, this went to #1 on the US and Canadian Country charts, but only reached #71 on the Hot 100.


Let’s review the instructions for those of you who might be doing this for the first time (remember, all are welcome to cast a vote) or who might have forgotten them in two weeks (hey, it happens):

  1. Listen to the two songs.
  2. Decide which song you like the best.
  3. Vote for your favorite by leaving me a comment with your choice. If you feel like telling us why, feel free.
  4. Then, visit the other participants and vote in their Battles:

I’ll tally the votes and announce the winner next Sunday, March 22, so be sure and cast your vote before then.

The lines are now open. Good luck to The Spinners and George Strait!

BATTLE OF THE BANDS: “Cherish” Results

To quote Britney Spears, "Oops, I did it again." I chose a battle for this round that I had already done, not six months ago. Then, it was The Association against Kool & The Gang; this time, Madonna joined the mix. I’m going to post the scores from both battles here, because on the previous battle there were some who didn’t see the results.

Contestant Sept. March
Madonna 1
Kool & The Gang 4 4
The Association 6 12

What can I say? The Association wins big this time. Congratulations to them, and condolences to Madonna and especially Kool & The Gang, who have now lost two in a row.

Next battle is next Sunday, March 15, and I promise to check before I set the battle to make sure I haven’t already done it… join us then!

BATTLE OF THE BANDS: “Cherish”

For this round, we have three different songs named “Cherish,” one from the ’60’s, one from the mid ’80’s, and one from the late ’80’s. Let’s get into them now…

Madonna

This was on The Material Girl’s 1989 album Like a Prayer. It was released as a single and peaked at #2 on the Hot 100 (behind Janet Jackson’s “Miss You Much”) and #1 on the ADult Contemporary chart in the US, and went to #1 on both the RPM Hot Singles and Adult Contemporary charts in Canada.

Kool & The Gang

This was the third single from Kool & The Gang’s 1984 album Emergency, released in 1985. It spent six weeks at #1 in the Adult Contemporary chart, was certified Gold, and it would ultimately become the biggest Adult Contemporary hit of the ’80’s.

The Association

This was released in 1966, spent three weeks at #1 on the Hot 100, and was the #2 song for the year. It also reched #1 in Canada.

So, there are our three contestants for this round. For those of you who may have forgotten what to do now or are doing this for the first time (anyone can vote), here are the instructions:

  1. Listen to the songs.
  2. Decide which song you like the best.
  3. Vote for your favorite by leaving me a comment with your choice. If you feel like telling us why, feel free.
  4. Then, visit the other participants and vote in their Battles:

I’ll tally the votes and announce the winner next Sunday, March 8, so be sure and get your vote to me by then.

The lines are now open. Best of luck to Madonna, Kool & The Gang, and The Association!

BATTLE OF THE BANDS: “You Talk Too Much” Results

Last Saturday, I staged a Battle of the Bands between Cheap Trick and George Thorogood, both of whom had songs named "You Talk Too Much," neither of which were the same and neither of which were the same as Joe Jones’s song back in the ’60’s. Time to announce the winner!

George Thorogood: 10 (11)

Cheapo Trick: 5

Mary B cast a vote for herself and for "The Cute One," and I wasn’t sure whether to count that as one vote or two, thus the parenthetical score. In the end, George Thorogood won by a healthy margin, no matter how you count them. Congratulations to George Thorogood and a pat on the back to Cheap Trick for giving it the old college try.

Our next battle, thanks to the wonders of the leap year, will be on Sunday, March 1. Join us then!