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Song Of The Year 2011 **** Results ****

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 09:49 AM

**** See post #3 for results ****

This is an introduction to the Song of the Year comp for 2011. In order to qualify for this a song must have been a winner or runner-up in one of the Open Format comps held during 2011.

Here are the contenders:

Maybe Lord Calvert Knows Why - Wendy D
I Know A Good Thing – ScenesFromPalacio
Best Days - Jason Kalman
Here Come The Strange – ScenesFromPalacio
The Strangest Feeling - ScenesFromPalacio
Girl On The Train - ScenesFromPalacio
Sail Away - Jason Kalman


The following songs are ineligible:

Better – chaplin (not active)
Sadder Now – somefellow (declined to post in comp thread)
When You're Ready – Nevergoback (not active)


In the past it has been seen as a disadvantage for an artist to have more than one song representing them so before we start any voting (and note that the scoring will be different form the monthly comps) and am going to invite both Jason Kalman and ScenesFromPalacio to withdraw one or more of their songs if they wish. The choice is entirely theirs and they may to choose not to withdraw any songs, and that is fine. I just need to know by Jan 6 via PM if they want to exercise this option otherwise all songs in the contenders list above will be in the final.

If anyone wants to check out song of the year eligibility you can find details here

So watch this space for further Instructions

Note: There will also be a separate comp for 1+1 Song Of The Year 2011

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 08:49 AM

Here are the 3 contenders (with links) for The Musemuse Song Of The Year 2011




All you have to do is send me a PM stating which is your favourite. It will be a straight count, the song with the most votes wins.

Contestants are not allowed to vote
Only Musers who have been members prior to 1st Dec 2011 and have at least 25 posts are eligible to vote

You have until Monday 9th Jan to get your votes in - I look forward to receiving them

Cheers

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 08:50 AM

… the winner of

Song of the Year (Open Format) 2011

.........is



Strangest Feeling
written by ScenesFromPalacio



31 scorecards(all non-contestants):
NigeQ, Gordon, bubblingsoul, lyD, JOEINJAX, SoddyBottoms, MrFitz, daddio, Len, Scotto, spanishbuddha, Yamaki, jonie, FunkDaddy, Salley Gardens, obcbeatle, cindyrella , Simple Simon, Neal K, jimski23 , Joan, scubed, graybeard, fabkebab, Zeligovitch, Paddy O'Furniture, bernabby, AndyLeF, kimberlyinnc, Ironknee & Alistair S

Full result votes (percentages)
19 (61.29%) The Strangest Feeling – ScenesFromPalacio
8 (25.81%) Maybe Lord Calvert Knows Why - Wendy D
4 (12.90%) Sail Away - Jason Kalman


A big thanks to all 3 finalists I know it was a tough ask for voters to pick just one. Also special thanks to everyone who has either entered a song or voted in any of the song competitions throughout 2011.

Keep your eyes open for the 1+1 Song of the Year comp which will start shortly :)

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 07:28 AM

quick update

I have received 7 votes so far
every song has received at least 1 vote

Keep 'em coming

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:30 AM

27 votes cast so far - one more day to go

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 05:46 AM

Voting is now closed - I will post the results later today :)

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 12:29 PM

results are in - see post #3 :)

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 01:45 PM

Congrats Steve...that is an awesome song, one that stuck in my memory...the melody, the lyrics, everything... :D

All of the songs had some pretty terrific things about them..just to be nominated is pretty special.


Thanks Nigel...now, as you said, I will go back to checking out my belly button fluff.. :blink: :lol:
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Posted 10 January 2012 - 02:35 PM

View PostNigeQ, on 03 January 2012 - 05:50 AM, said:

A big thanks to all 3 finalists I know it was a tough ask for voters to pick just one.


It WAS tough, because I wanted to acknowledge the quality of the other songs, which were great. Still, I liked the simplicity of one choice.

Congratulations Steve, Wendy, and Jason... and to everyone who enters our monthly contests.

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 02:38 PM

I'm sure everyone felt the same way, but what a tough call! In my opinion, all 3 deserved the title.

Congratulations, Steve! It's a wonderful song! Congratulations to all 3 of you! :)

My vote (after much soul-searching) went to Wendy, purely on the emotional response it drew from me at the time I voted. I had no other way of separating them :)
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Posted 10 January 2012 - 02:43 PM

Congratulations Steve!

Wendy and Jason, you deserve congrats too! I really like all three of the songs.

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 03:54 PM

This was the first time I was able to vote in a Muse contest because I am so new. I have to tell you it was a very tough vote! I felt all 3 songs were top rate. Congratulations to Steve, Wendy, and Jason for these fine efforts!

Steve: Even though I've only been hear a short time I already look forward to listening to your songs when you post!. They have a quality that I really like and wish I could embody more in my own music as Pop/Rock is my favorite genre and the genre I primarily write in. I'm looking forward to hearing more of your songs!

Wendy: The emotion in your recording of Maybe Lord Calvert Knows Why is very moving from beginning to end. Stripped down to just guitar and vocal it is a very powerful song! And the lyrics are great. It got my vote! Hope to hear more of your songs soon!

Jason: Like Steve, I look forward to hearing your songs as you post them. They are always of high quality and always include a musical hook (particularly in the vocal) that I'm trying to learn from since I think you write very professionally. I also enjoy your interesting chord progressions and great lyrics! I look forward to listening to more of your songs in the future!

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 05:57 PM

I had the strangest feeling ScenesFromPalacio might win – maybe lord Calvert knows why!
All three songs can sail away into the sunset in the knowledge of a job very well done.

Looking forward to hearing more songs from you guys!

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 07:23 PM

Congrats Steve a worthy winner, a brilliant track a catchy melody and well thought out lyrics! You had my vote!

A great final 3 any one of these 3 songs would deserve to win. Wendy's was beautiful and the emotion in the voice an lyrics was wonderful. And Jason's recordings are always great - a fantastic lyric and a catchy tune!

Well done all 3!

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 11:47 PM

Three great songs - one vote. In the end I went for the ear-worm amongst them (and I mean that in a very good way). "Strangest Feeling" sowed its roots in my head from the very first hearing, and I think that's one of the things a truly great (as distinct from excellent) song needs to do.

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 05:12 AM

Thanx for the kind words,for nige running this so enthusiastically and to everyone for voting here-much appreciated
Its really cool to be in the song of the year contest here-and cooler still to win it !
Really enjoyed Jasons and Wendy's songs here too..
I've loved musesmuse since i got here in April last year.A great group of generous-spirited broad-minded people,mainly into the music for the art...
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Looking forward to all the song comps next year too ! :)

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 07:54 AM

Thanks Nige, the unsung, but great singing hero of this contest :)

Wendy's song blew me away the first time i heard it back in May. The gut wrenching story and chillingly beautiful melody killed me. But I enjoyed dying. She painted such a poignant story, I could see the little girl without shoes on her feet so sad. All she wanted was for her daddy to hug her and be there for her, but he couldn't. I wanted to reach out and save her. The chorus was so painfully gorgeous and the backing vocals were so perfect. The simple arrangement was just right. Old fashion acoustic country is what I would classify it. Timeless classic. It would've had my vote.

Steve. Wow. Steve has a talent that no amount of training can teach. An instinct on melody that is so natural. His feel for music is always spot on. The lush arrangements with gobs of harmony, sweet guitar licks just at the right time, keyboard swells...I could go on and on. His music also just makes you feel good. If you haven't purchased his album, go to itunes and get it, I did and absolutely LOVE IT!!!!

Everyone on this board, especially the active ones, are the reason I keep coming back. All of you have raised the bar of songwriting greatness and I feel I have learned and grown so much thanks to all the feedback I've gotten over the last almost 2 years I've been apart of this community.

I can't wait to hear all the amazing songs that will be posted this year.

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 09:19 AM

Congratulations Steve!!

And congrats to Wendy and Jason.

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 05:30 PM

Though it was tough to pick just one, I like that idea for purposes of voting, especially in the year end where all the songs have already passed the "against your peers" judgement.

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 06:28 PM

View PostScenesFromPalacio, on 11 January 2012 - 11:12 AM, said:

A great group of generous-spirited broad-minded people,mainly into the music for the art...

Well, we tried to be in it for the money, but the money wouldn't have us Posted Image

Congrats Steve, my top pick, but also to Wendy and Jason for standing on the podium with him. It's always a pleasure to hear the best of the best.


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Posted 12 January 2012 - 12:23 AM

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 01:20 PM

Congrats on the win Steve ! Congrats to Wendy and Jason also, you had to be a winner just to participate...
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Posted 19 January 2012 - 09:15 AM

I'm sorry it has taken me so long to post a "thank you" to all the voters and to Nigel. Thanks to everyone who voted for my Lord Calvert song. It was an honor to win the monthly contest and also to be included in the year-end contest with Jason and Steve.

Jason, thank you so much for your comments about Lord Calvert. I loved your song as well. I thought it was very romantic and the music/lyric were lovely. I'm a big fan of your stuff and was honored by your comments.

Steve, I love your tune as well. It's very catchy and I believe somebody said an "ear worm" which is how I would characterize it too.

Congratulations to Steve and Jason and thanks again to all the voters and to Nigel for putting up with us for yet another year!
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