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Here we go again! Same rules apply. Our Top 3 from 1980 were:

1. Rock With You - Michael Jackson

2. Another One Bites The Dust - Queen

3. Send One Your Love - Stevie Wonder

I will also be participating again. :D

1981

Note: For this round we will be eliminating five songs. You can vote up to three off and opt to save one.

List of songs (in alphabetical order):

9 To 5 - Dolly Parton

All Those Years Ago - George Harrison

Angel of The Morning - Juice Newton

Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) - Christopher Cross

Being With You - Smokey Robinson

Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes

The Best of Times - Styx

Celebration - Kool & The Gang

Crying - Don McLean

Elvira - The Oak Ridge Boys

Endless Love - Diana Ross & Lionel Richie

Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic - The Police

Every Woman In The World - Air Supply

For Your Eyes Only - Sheena Easton

Guilty - Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb

Here I Am (Just When I Thought I Was Over You) - Air Supply

I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) - Hall & Oates

I Don't Need You - Kenny Rogers

I Love a Rainy Night - Eddie Rabbitt

Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield

Just The Two of Us - Grover Washington, Jr. & Bill Withers

Keep On Loving You - REO Speedwagon

Kiss On My List - Hall & Oates

Let's Groove - Earth, Wind & Fire

Medley - Stars On 45

Morning Train (Nine To Five) - Sheena Easton

Oh No - Commodores

The One That You Love - Air Supply

Passion - Rod Stewart

Physical - Olivia Newton-John

Private Eyes - Hall & Oates

Queen of Hearts - Juice Newton

Rapture - Blondie

Slow Hand - The Pointer Sisters

Start Me Up - The Rolling Stones

Step By Step - Eddie Rabbitt

Stop Draggin' My Heart Around - Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers

Sukiyaki - A Taste of Honey

Take It On The Run - REO Speedwagon

Theme From Greatest American Hero (Believe It Or Not) - Joey Scarbury

(There's) No Gettin' Over Me - Ronnie Milsap

The Tide Is High - Blondie

Tryin' To Live My Life Without You - Bob Seger

Urgent - Foreigner

Waiting For a Girl Like You - Foreigner

Woman - John Lennon

A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do) - Ray Parker, Jr. & Raydio

Who's Crying Now - Journey

You Make My Dreams - Hall & Oates

Young Turks - Rod Stewart

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Every Woman In The World - Air Supply

I Don't Need You - Kenny Rogers

Start Me Up - The Rolling Stones

Save: Young Turks - Rod Stewart

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Being With You - Smokey Robinson (sorry i know he's an icon but I just never took to his voice)

Crying - Don McLean

Medley - Stars On 45

 

Save - Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes

 

Btw how awful were the videos in 1981? I swear MJ really did change the music video game with Thriller! I can clearly see the difference pre-Thriller and post-Thriller :lmao:!

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I want to do something to maybe spice up the rounds a little because I know personally I really enjoy when we get into the Top 10 whereas the road that leads to it can be a little mundane. So I'm open to suggestions, I thought perhaps I would maybe just post random tidbits about each year, incorporating things like film and TV. Or maybe something a little more interactive?

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Disclaimer: I totally rambled through this. :asham:

 

I think that's a good idea to post the random facts and things. It gives us something to talk about. Those topics also could translate to the elimination questions, too, imo. I wish there was a way to incorporate challenges before elimination like the real Survivor. :lol: Maybe a special question from some totally random topic where if answered correctly you can even knock out someone's save vote. That seems more elimination, though. Similarly, winning challenges can get you more choices for eliminations. Win a certain challenge and instead of 3 songs you get "x" amount to eliminate regardless of how many votes are cast for them. For at least one year that's exceptionally bland, I liked the idea from '90s Survivor where everyone picked a song for the Top 20 and all the rest were eliminated immediately. This is all I've got at 2:30 a.m. :lmao:

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^ Yeah, great idea. I'd like to bring it more in line with the real Survivor too.

Every Woman In The World, I Don't Need You, Elvira, Crying and Medley have been eliminated. Five songs will be cut this round.

List of songs (in alphabetical order):

9 To 5 - Dolly Parton

All Those Years Ago - George Harrison

Angel of The Morning - Juice Newton

Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) - Christopher Cross

Being With You - Smokey Robinson

Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes

The Best of Times - Styx

Celebration - Kool & The Gang

Endless Love - Diana Ross & Lionel Richie

Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic - The Police

For Your Eyes Only - Sheena Easton

Guilty - Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb

Here I Am (Just When I Thought I Was Over You) - Air Supply

I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) - Hall & Oates

I Love a Rainy Night - Eddie Rabbitt

Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield

Just The Two of Us - Grover Washington, Jr. & Bill Withers

Keep On Loving You - REO Speedwagon

Kiss On My List - Hall & Oates

Let's Groove - Earth, Wind & Fire

Morning Train (Nine To Five) - Sheena Easton

Oh No - Commodores

The One That You Love - Air Supply

Passion - Rod Stewart

Physical - Olivia Newton-John

Private Eyes - Hall & Oates

Queen of Hearts - Juice Newton

Rapture - Blondie

Slow Hand - The Pointer Sisters

Start Me Up - The Rolling Stones

Step By Step - Eddie Rabbitt

Stop Draggin' My Heart Around - Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers

Sukiyaki - A Taste of Honey

Take It On The Run - REO Speedwagon

Theme From Greatest American Hero (Believe It Or Not) - Joey Scarbury

(There's) No Gettin' Over Me - Ronnie Milsap

The Tide Is High - Blondie

Tryin' To Live My Life Without You - Bob Seger

Urgent - Foreigner

Waiting For a Girl Like You - Foreigner

Woman - John Lennon

A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do) - Ray Parker, Jr. & Raydio

Who's Crying Now - Journey

You Make My Dreams - Hall & Oates

Young Turks - Rod Stewart

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Urgent - Foreigner

I Love a Rainy Night - Eddie Rabbitt

Start Me Up - The Rolling Stones

Save: Stop Draggin' My Heart Around - Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers

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Ooh! I have an idea! Sporcle is full of different music games and you can also create your own. How about making challenges using it? Guessing lyrics, naming albums, listing the final top 20 according to Billboard, etc. Winners can be chosen based on the fastest times and/or best scores overall and we have to post screenshots at a certain time of the day. Maybe a few hours before elimination (I know we have to consider time zones so that would have to be worked on). Sound good? Too complicated?

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(Again, I'll prepare my vote eventuallyyyyy :P )

 

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Ooh! I have an idea! Sporcle is full of different music games and you can also create your own. How about making challenges using it? Guessing lyrics, naming albums, listing the final top 20 according to Billboard, etc. Winners can be chosen based on the fastest times and/or best scores overall and we have to post screenshots at a certain time of the day. Maybe a few hours before elimination (I know we have to consider time zones so that would have to be worked on). Sound good? Too complicated?

^ Yeah, I love this idea! :D

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^ You can only vote to save one song at a time.

Urgent, The One That You Love, I Love a Rainy Night, Start Me Up and Angel of The Morning have been eliminated. Five songs will be cut this round.

List of songs (in alphabetical order):

9 To 5 - Dolly Parton

All Those Years Ago - George Harrison

Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) - Christopher Cross

Being With You - Smokey Robinson

Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes

The Best of Times - Styx

Celebration - Kool & The Gang

Endless Love - Diana Ross & Lionel Richie

Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic - The Police

For Your Eyes Only - Sheena Easton

Guilty - Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb

Here I Am (Just When I Thought I Was Over You) - Air Supply

I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) - Hall & Oates

Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield

Just The Two of Us - Grover Washington, Jr. & Bill Withers

Keep On Loving You - REO Speedwagon

Kiss On My List - Hall & Oates

Let's Groove - Earth, Wind & Fire

Morning Train (Nine To Five) - Sheena Easton

Oh No - Commodores

Passion - Rod Stewart

Physical - Olivia Newton-John

Private Eyes - Hall & Oates

Queen of Hearts - Juice Newton

Rapture - Blondie

Slow Hand - The Pointer Sisters

Step By Step - Eddie Rabbitt

Stop Draggin' My Heart Around - Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers

Sukiyaki - A Taste of Honey

Take It On The Run - REO Speedwagon

Theme From Greatest American Hero (Believe It Or Not) - Joey Scarbury

(There's) No Gettin' Over Me - Ronnie Milsap

The Tide Is High - Blondie

Tryin' To Live My Life Without You - Bob Seger

Waiting For a Girl Like You - Foreigner

Woman - John Lennon

A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do) - Ray Parker, Jr. & Raydio

Who's Crying Now - Journey

You Make My Dreams - Hall & Oates

Young Turks - Rod Stewart

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(There's) No Gettin' Over Me - Ronnie Milsap

Passion - Rod Stewart

Keep On Loving You - REO Speedwagon

Save: Physical - Olivia Newton-John

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So with two votes to save Physical it cancels out the two to send it home which means we have a tie between Being With You by Smokey Robinson and Step By Step by Eddie Rabbitt. First person to correctly identify this piece of 1981 trivia will have the deciding vote.

 

Which iconic musical first opened in London's West End in May of 1981?

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^ Correct! Well done. ^_^

 

(There's) No Gettin' Over Me, Passion, Keep On Loving You, Tryin' To Live My Life Without You and Step By Step have been eliminated. Five songs will be cut this round.

 

List of songs (in alphabetical order):

9 To 5 - Dolly Parton
All Those Years Ago - George Harrison
Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) - Christopher Cross
Being With You - Smokey Robinson
Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes
The Best of Times - Styx
Celebration - Kool & The Gang
Endless Love - Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic - The Police
For Your Eyes Only - Sheena Easton
Guilty - Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb
Here I Am (Just When I Thought I Was Over You) - Air Supply
I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) - Hall & Oates
Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield
Just The Two of Us - Grover Washington, Jr. & Bill Withers
Kiss On My List - Hall & Oates
Let's Groove - Earth, Wind & Fire
Morning Train (Nine To Five) - Sheena Easton
Oh No - Commodores
Physical - Olivia Newton-John
Private Eyes - Hall & Oates
Queen of Hearts - Juice Newton
Rapture - Blondie
Slow Hand - The Pointer Sisters
Stop Draggin' My Heart Around - Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
Sukiyaki - A Taste of Honey
Take It On The Run - REO Speedwagon
Theme From Greatest American Hero (Believe It Or Not) - Joey Scarbury
The Tide Is High - Blondie
Waiting For a Girl Like You - Foreigner
Woman - John Lennon
A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do) - Ray Parker, Jr. & Raydio
Who's Crying Now - Journey
You Make My Dreams - Hall & Oates
Young Turks - Rod Stewart

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Kiss On My List - Hall & Oates
For Your Eyes Only - Sheena Easton
Take It On The Run - REO Speedwagon

 

Save: TBA

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