Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Battle of the Bands Results - Talking In Your Sleep

Want to know how tired I was after the whole A to Z challenge? I was so tired, I picked two songs for the Battle of the Bands which where obviously mismatched.

Once again there were four rounds to this contest. Contest? Could I even call it that? The first round, all six vote went to Dimension X and Fotiadis.
Stopping by to vote, Arlee, Shady, Stephen, Dixie, John and Michele.

The second round the first (and only) major push for the rival Bucks Fizz. After the first two votes, they fizzled and Dimension X covered more ground.
Bucks Fizz; Birgit & Cherdo
Dimension X; Robin, Chrys & Mary

The third round was another six votes, and another spanking for Bucks Fizz
Bucks Fizz; Stephanie
Dimension X; CyborgMom, diedre, Cathy, ReinVintagedGoods & Mike

Even if the fourth and final round were to go all in favour of Bucks Fizz, they were not going to be able to pull ahead. But they might have a respectable finish. Well, they didn't. One more vote trickled in and their hopes of winning fizzled.
Bucks Fizz; FAE
Dimension X; Janie, Shelly, Pat & Debbie


Winners Circle
With a final score of 18-4

Congratulations to Dimension X / Tasos Fotiadis

Finding a decent second video from the winner was a challenge.
So here are the Romantics with another of their hits.
PS - Everyone who stopped by and left a vote, "That's What I Like About You!"

Time to get up and DANCE!!!!



Top Comments
Arlee Bird - Both of these versions stay pretty true to the original, but I think Tasos Fasiados do more with it adding a very touch of their own.

Stephen T. McCarthy - As you know, this isn't normally my kind of music, but surprisingly I kind of liked the version by Tasos Fotiadis. I felt it went on a bit too long, and I cut it off just after the 3-minute mark. But it wasn't too bad - had some oomph to it, which I can't say for the second version.

John Holton - Both of these are close to the original by The Romantics, but I liked Tasos Fotiadis's better. I think it sounded better, and while it was faithful to the original there was enough originality to it to keep it interesting.

Cherdo - You're the man, Jeffrey: hot off the A-to-Z and bam! Right back on the Battle of the Bands! Me, too, brother!
Tasos and Buck Fizz both have distinct sounds, but I'm leaning towards BUCK FIZZ for my vote. BTW, I was unfamiliar with either group, so cool!

Chrys Fey - I'm voting for Tasos. The beat was a lot of fun and I enjoyed the sound more than the other version, which was too old school for me and even a bit dull.

Mary Burris - Loved the sound of Dimension X. I recall the Romantics version, and I've always liked that one as well.

diedre Knight - And here, I thought you would mention Crystal Gale - ha! I do like the Romantics, but WOW, I really enjoyed Dimension X!

Stephanie Faris - The first video is creeping me out a little! It's hard to like anyone but The Romantics on that song, but I'll go with Bucks Fizz. Who are they anyway? They come up on SongPop and I always think they're Abba! They don't sound at all like Abba there, though.

Cathy Kennedy - Jeffrey, Great song to battle! I didn't watch the videos. The first version I thought at first I didn't like so much until after it played nearly half way through and it grew on me. Not bad at all. The second cover, the lead singer's voice didn't do too much for me and when the whole group chimed it then they reminded me a bit of Cheap Trick making their song nothing special. I flipped back to contender #1 to listen more and decided Dimension X / Tasos Fotiadis gets my vote! Cool battle!

ReInVintagedGoods - While I didn't let the visual aspects of the videos influence my vote, I fear the sound quality of the first one being better than the second may have. I prefer the Tasos version. It sounded clearer, cleaner, and better executed.

Janie Junebug - I find it difficult to ignore the videos, but I did my best. It was hard to understand Bucks Fizz, so I prefer Tasos Fasiados. They have a different touch. I know it can be difficult to find the videos you want.

Please note: I will be skipping the May 15th Battle of the Bands. I have much needed writing I need to get back to. I shall be back in June.

Once again, thanks to everyone who stopped by and placed a vote.
Come back again for a new battle June 1st
Who will you vote for?
What song will I choose?
Which artists will battle it out?
Stay tuned.


Don't forget to visit the other participants in the Battle of the Band to see who won their battles.

FAR AWAY SERIES
STMcC PRESENTS 'BATTLE OF THE BANDS'
TOSSING IT OUT
JANIE JUNEBUG RIGHTING AND EDITING
YOUR DAILY DOSE
MIKE'S RAMBLINGS
CURIOUS AS A CATHY
DCRELIEF - BATTLE OF THE BANDS
THE DOGLADY'S DEN
CHERDO ON THE FLIPSIDE
ANGELS BARK
QUIET LAUGHTER
BE_REINVINTAGED
THE SOUND OF ONE HAND TYPING
JINGLE JANGLE JUNGLE
eViL pOp TaRt
HOLLI'S HOOTS AND HOLLERS


Are you currently in the BOTB and don't see your name in the list above? Let me know in comments and I'll include it.

22 comments:

  1. That's what I like about you! Ha! Good one:)

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    1. Glad the joke wasn't missed by anyone. ;)

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  2. Hi, Jeffrey!

    I'm sorry your battle Fizzled, good buddy. What I like about you is you won't lose any sleep over it. See you next time!

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    1. Won't lose sleep. True enough. I have enough to worry about. I'll have a more evenly matched battle next time. I promise. How could I not?

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  3. Sorry the battle was so one sided. I found a pretty good video of the winner. Click HERE. I was so tired I skipped this battle but will be back for the next one. Hope all goes well with your writing!

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    1. Thanks for the well wishes. Even if I don't post my own, I will try to check out your battle when next you have one.

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  4. Hi Jeffrey - good luck with the writing and see you in June .. cheers Hilary

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  5. But hey, you made it through the challenge--even if you wanted to hibernate for a week afterwards. I have total sympathy for everyone who participated. You should see what happened to the blogosphere and traffic just as soon as the challenge was over. *crickets*

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    1. It's good to rest awhile. I shall be back though, I just need to get some writing done.

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  6. I love the Romantics. They have so much energy. Sorry you weren't happy with the outcome of your battle. It goes that way sometimes.
    Will miss you on the 15th but best of luck for a good streak of writing!
    Hope you'll stop by to vote in my battle though...

    Michele at Angels Bark

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    1. Yes, I will try to visit as man battles (if not all) for the next round. I just won't be putting together a battle. I need to free some brain power for writing. Sometimes it can be a challenge trying to find the perfect battle competitors.

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  7. Great battle! Now, write on, my friend:-)
    Thanks for the mention and for noting how I spell my name - bless your heart!

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    1. I think it's very important to watch how people sign their name. Some people still refer to me as J.A.Scott, though that was just the blog title I was using for awhile when I was mostly posting poetry.

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  8. I failed miserably on this one, ha ha ha. No matter, it's fun and I'm glad you take the time to participate. Thanks, Jeffrey! :-)

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    1. For what it's worth, I appreciate your vote.
      And yes, it's really all about fun. Win or Lose, as long as we have fun.

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  9. That was a very decisive win. Will miss you in the next round of Battle.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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    1. Thanks for checking out the results. You won't miss me too much, I'm hoping to stop in and at least listen to the battles.

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  10. That meme cracks me up! So you had a blowout. I know I've got one in the pipeline as well. Sometimes, it's unavoidable. I just keep searching and searching, hopefully a good competitor will show up. It's all about the fun and camaraderie for me.

    Mary
    Jingle Jangle Jungle

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    1. So true, it's all about having fun. And finding new music. I'm amazing how often I'm able to come up with new battles time and time again, multiplied by everyone else who are also finding new battles. Even when certain ones are duplicated, the battles are never the same.
      Yes, that meme is hilarious. I love it.

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