Another week has gone by and it's time once again to find out who's been naughty and who's been... well, lets face it, most of these songs belong on the naughty list anyway.
Group M: In the least shocking development of the tourney so far, Start Me Up by the Stones is out with only 3 votes. You were right Section, it just didn't belong. I think the person who nominated it was just sick of it. You do hear it at almost every sporting event if the home team falls behind. In a bit of a surprise, Air Supply squeaks out of this group for Lost in Love, beaten out by the advancing I'm too Sexy, by Right Said Fred and the always wonderful Paul Anka with Having My Baby. Putting that song against Start Me Up was almost like putting the Steelers up against my High School's football team who wins 1 game in a bad year, 2 in a good one.
Group N: Three of these songs were neck and neck while one, Do You Really Want to Hurt Me, cruised to the next round, having the 2nd highest number of votes of all 16 songs in this division. Hammer's U Can't Touch This escapes along with Everybody Have Fun Tonight by Wang Chung. Barely advancing was Rock Me Amadeus, by Falco, another Weird Al parody song. Poor Boy George... We really DO want to hurt you.
Group O: The surprise here was that Our Lips Are Sealed, by the GoGos got even less votes than the Stones, and currently holds the record for the least votes in a round with 2. I didn't think it would advance, but I expected a little more hate than this. If not for a last second vote by my sister in law, it would've only had 1 vote. Part of the reason was that the leader this week, and almost certainly a #1 seed, was in it's group. Barbie Girl, by Aqua, was named on all but 3 or 4 ballots. I will admit to actually buying the CD for my daughters. What a mistake that was. The other song advancing is Last Christmas, by Wham, which just beat out Sweet's Little Willie. Little Willie Willie just went home.
Group P: This goup was about the same as group N. Three close and 1 runaway winner. Neil Young and his golden pipes are gone and Southern Man escapes. We don't need him around anyhow. The Archies are also gone with Sugar Sugar. I try not to say too much about the songs here that might influence voters, but when I was a kid, I loved the song Mandy, by Barry Manilow. When I got older and realized it wasn't cool for a guy to like that kind of stuff, I did what any normal teenager would do. I made fun of it and acted like I'd always hated Barry. Anyway, it barely made it to the next round. The last song moving on is She Bangs, by Ricky Martin. What a shock.
Here are the new songs. Vote for up to 2 from each group. Enjoy!
- With a Little Help From My Friends, Joe Cocker
- Ice Ice Baby, Vanilla Ice
- Honey, Bobby Goldsboro
- Everybody (Backstreet's Back), Backstreet Boys
- Whoomp There It Is, Tag Team
- Brick House, The Commodores
- Bye Bye Bye, N'Synch
- Never Gonna Give You Up, Rick Astley
- Oops I Did It Again, Britney Spears
- Feliz Navidad, Jose Feliciano
- I've Never Been To Me, Charlene
- Physical, Olivia Newton-John
- You Light Up My Life, Debbie Boone
- Beautiful, Christina Aguilera
- My Sharona, The Knack
- Rhinestone Cowboy, Glen Campbell
Have at it. And Merry Christmas to all of you who celebrate it... Happy Chanukah or Kwanza or just Happy Holidays to any of those who don't . If anyone has any Holiday traditions that they want to talk about, please put it in your response. Here's mine. Every year, while we open our presents, we are also wadding the wrapping paper up. Then when we are done, the paper fight begins. It lasts about 5 to 10 minutes and is very fun. We used to drive my aunts crazy with that. I never understood why it bothered them. It wouldn't be Christmas without the paper fight.
To borrow from Dennis Miller, I am... outta here! YO