BATTLE OF THE BANDS: “Hey You”

I’m actually kind of pleased with the results of the last battle, where both songs were pretty well evenly matched, so I decided to try to do it again. Today we have two different songs named “Hey You” by two hard rock bands that were recorded in 1980 (though one wasn’t released until 2001).

Thin Lizzy

From their 1980 album Chinatown.

Scorpions

This wasn’t on any Scorpions album until the 2001 remaster of their 1980 album Animal Magnetism.

So, there are our contestants. You instructions haven’t changed since the last battle:

  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:

Remember, anyone can vote in these battles. You only need to be sure and get your vote to me by next Tuesday, October 22, at which point I’ll tally the votes and determine the winner.

The lines are now open. Good luck to Thin Lizzy and Scorpions!

BATTLE OF THE BANDS: “Afterglow” Results

In my most recent battle, between Genesis’s “Afterglow” and INXS’s “Afterglow,” the voting went back and forth between the two songs, and ended up in a tie.

INXS: 7

Genesis: 7

Several of you said that you didn’t care for either song, but voted for the one you hated the least. I appreciate that. Anyway, congratulations to both INXS and Genesis on a job well done.

Our next battle will be next Tuesday, October 15, so be sure and join us then!

BATTLE OF THE BANDS: “Afterglow”

Continuing with my “same name, different songs” theme, I picked a couple of songs that I had never heard before, which makes them perfect contestants. And here they are…

INXS

From their 2005 album Switch.

Genesis

From their 1976 album Wind & Wuthering.

Your Turn!

I think you know what to do by now, but if you haven’t voted in one of these before, here are the instructions:

  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 announce the winner next Tuesday, October 8, so please be sure and get your vote to me by then. As a reminder, You don’t need to have a battle of your own to vote.

The lines are now open. Good luck to INXS and Genesis!

BATTLE OF THE BANDS: “Cherish”

Third time’s a charm, right? We’re going to do the “same name, different songs” thing again, only this time we have two songs that were Top 10 hits about 20 years apart. The name of the song in either case is “Cherish,” and here are the contestants.

Kool & The Gang

Released in 1985, the third song from the band’s 1984 album Emergency, this song was a #1 hit on the Adult Contemporary chart six weeks running and was certified Gold by RIAA.

The Association

From their 1966 album And Then… Along Comes The Association, this was a #1 hit on the Hot 100 for three weeks and ultimately was named the #2 song for the year.

You probably know what to do by now, but here are the instructions in case you’re new to this:

  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:

Remember, you can vote in this battle whether or not you have a battle of your own. All you need are at least one good ear and your opinion.

I’ll announce the winner next Sunday, September 22, so be sure and get your vote to me by then.

The lines are now open. Good luck to Kool & The Gang and The Association!

BATTLE OF THE BANDS: “Let’s Go”

Here we go again with another example of two different songs with the same title. For this battle, I avoided any band with a name I recognized and selected two bands that played in similar genres. Hopefully we’ll have a real contest, unlike the last couple of times… The song is called “Let’s Go,” and here are your choices:

Rancid

Rancid is a punk-rock band from Berkeley, California. This is the title track from their 1994 album.

Vardis

Vardis is a hard rock/boogie rock/heavy metal band from Wakefield, West Yorkshire. This is a single that came along with their EP 100 MPH.

I think you know what to do by now:

  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 announce the winner next Sunday, September 8, so be sure and get your vote to me by then.

The lines are now open. Good luck to Rancid and Vardis!