The Rebellious Jukebox

THE QUARTER-FINALS

Ashes To Ashes – David Bowie vs Ceremony – Joy Division

Pretty In Pink – Psychedelic Furs vs Holidays In The Sun – Sex Pistols

Making Plans For Nigel – XTC vs Rocking In The Free World – Neil Young

Ever Fallen In Love – Buzzcocks vs Only Love Can Break Your Heart – Saint Etienne

THE FIFTH ROUND

Apparently Twitter polls only allow one choice so that’s ruined my two from four idea.

So the fifth round will continue as per the published draw with eight head to head ties

Ever Fallen In Love – Buzzcocks versus God Only Knows – The Beach Boys

Where’s Captain Kirk – Spizzenergi versus Pretty In Pink – Psychedelic Furs

Towers Of London – XTC versus Holidays In The Sun – Sex Pistols

Ashes To Ashes – David Bowie versus Oliver’s Army – Elvis Costello and The Attractions

Hey Hey My My (Out Of The Blue) – Neil Young versus Ceremony – Joy Division

The Girl From Ipanema – Astrud Gilberto versus Only Love Can Break Your Heart – Saint Etienne

Doll Parts – Hole versus Making Plans For Nigel – XTC

Rocking In The Free World – Neil Young versus Whole Lotta Rosie – AC/DC

THE FOURTH ROUND

After some thrilling ties in round three, the jukebox is down to just thirty- two songs as we head towards the final.

Here are the ties and dates for the fourth round, the draw made by randomlist.org – we’ll take a few days break now and the competition will resume again starting Saturday 8th May.

SONGS THROUGH TO LAST 16

Only Love Can Break Your Heart – Saint Etienne

The Girl From Ipanema – Astrud Gilberto

God Only Knows – The Beach Boys

Oliver’s Army – Elvis Costello and The Attractions

Hey Hey My My (Out Of The Blue) – Neil Young

Ashes To Ashes – David Bowie

Doll Parts – Hole

Ceremony – Joy Division

Holidays In The Sun – Sex Pistols

Towers Of London – XTC

Pretty In Pink – Psychedelic Furs

Where’s Captain Kirk – Spizzenergi

Ever Fallen In Love – Buzzcocks

Rocking In The Free World – Neil Young

Whole Lotta Rosie – AC/DC

Making Plans For Nigel – XTC

So we’ve all been put in a box again, for a few weeks, maybe more, who knows.

We have to find ways, entertaining ways in at that to pass the time and keep ourselves and others upbeat and positive.

A few of my Twitter friends run music polls.

Richard Shaw does years, best albums from a certain year, usually run every week on a Friday. Iain Crawford does artists. Recently, Gary Numan, currently Bob Dylan and futuristically, Neil Young. Jimmy The Mower doesn’t do polls at all and is far too busy although what lies within his music vaults is probably a best kept secret!

Anyway, those aforementioned are fairly extensive and what I’m embarking on here is equally so.

This project is inspired by through the night radio guru and all round good guy Dotun Adebayo who does a virtual Jukebox, I think once a week, where there’s a set theme and callers are invited to add to a playlist.

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So as my taste is reasonably eclectic and music should be all about sharing, right? I’ve scoured my collection to pick many, many favourite songs that incorporate pretty much most of the main music genres AND features artists from all around the world.

It’s taken me since just after 3am to compile the lists and then put all of the songs into RANDOMLIST, a kind of online tombola and I’ve ended up with twelve pools with ten groups in each pool and four songs in each group which is… well, one heck of a lot of songs. And there may be even more still.

As you’d imagine, each group will be diverse apropos genres and styles, some might even have two classic songs going head to head but remember what I said, it’s all about discovery and sharing.

So if you see something you don’t know, try it – have a good old listen. I’ll either have included the video in the Twitter thread anyway or I might do a post here relative to the group in question.

What I’m minded not to do is a splurge. Maybe this could be a slow burner with two groups each day, so as not to be a burden to others currently with projects afoot.

All that said, here are the dozen pools with the contained groups of songs so that you can see exactly what’s involved music-wise and just how tough some of them might be.

And all this will start fairly shortly on an internet somewhere near you.

THE REBELLIOUS JUKEBOX

SECOND ROUND

The second phase is where the real fun begins

All songs from hereon in in must battle it out throughout the year in head to head format.

Below is the up to date draw and just look at some of the mouth-watering ties ahead.

SONGS THROUGH SO FAR

Making Plans For Nigel – XTC – 92.3%

Debaser – Pixies – 72.7%

The Killing Moon – Echo and the Bunnymen – 70.6%

Run Like Hell – Peter & The Test Tube Babies – 54.5%

Pretty In Pink – Psychedelic Furs – 55.6%

Only Love Can Break Your Heart – Saint Etienne – 52.8%

Going Underground – The Jam by – 51%

Live To Tell – Madonna – 54.1%

Skateaway – Dire Straits – 54.4%

Senses Working Overtime – XTC. – 69.6%

Smash It Up – The Damned – 69.9%

Reel Around The Fountain – The Smiths in – 73.7%

Lorelei – Cocteau Twins 65.1%

All By Myself – Eric Carmen – 78.2%

Sweet Jane – Velvet Underground – 66.5

Jacket Hangs – Blue Aeroplanes 63.6%

Something That I Said – The Ruts – 80%

Twenty Four Hours – Joy Division – 87.1%

Ever Fallen In Love – Buzzcocks – 62.9% – 237 votes

Rhythm Of Cruelty – Magazine – 52.4%

Revolution – The Beatles – 63%

I Could Be Happy – Altered Images – 57.3%

Sexuality – Billy Bragg – 61.6%

Cath Carroll – Unrest – 69.6%

My World – Secret Affair. – 64.3%

The Sound Of The Suburbs – The Members – 68.9%

Asylums In Jerusalem – Scritti Politti – 54.4%

Monkey Gone To Heaven- Pixies – 82.2%

Primitive Painters – Felt – 84.5

God Only Knows – The Beach Boys – 65%

A Long December – Counting Crows – 53.7%

Teen Age Riot – Sonic Youth 61.7%

Antmusic – Adam and the Ants 70.4%

You Bastard – Alternative TV – 77.4%

Best Friend – The Beat – 69.3%

Hey Hey My My (Out Of The Blue) – Neil Young – 60%

Quadrophonia – Quadrophonia – 72.1%

They Don’t Know – Kirsty MacColl – 84.5%

If You’re Looking For A Way Out – Odyssey – 72.2%

Birthday – The Sugarcubes – 51.3%

American-English – Idlewild – 57.5%

I Don’t Belong – Fontaines DC – 58.2%

Crackling Rosie – Neil Diamond – 59.6%

Hey Little Girl – Icehouse – 50.2%

Waterfall – Atlantic Ocean – 51%

Fake Plastic Trees – Radiohead – 67.8%

And A Bang On The Ear – The Waterboys – 56%

Halcyon (And On) – Orbital – 67.8%

Smack My Bitch Up – Prodigy – 60%

Bodies – Sex Pistols – 50%

Release The Pressure – Leftfield – 50%

Australians In Europe – The Fall – 60.5%

Night Porter – Japan – 56.9%

Go Wild In The Country – Bow Wow Wow – 60.9%

I Know It’s Over- The Smiths – 78.9

India – Psychedelic Furs – 84.4%

Embarrasment – Madness – 56.5%

Tommy Gun – The Clash – 66.7%

I Want You – Elvis Costello -54.2%

I Feel Love – Donna Summer – 59.8%

My Own Summer (Shove It) – Deftones – 62%

Are ‘Friends’ Electric – Tubeway Army – 58%


Decades – Joy Division – 68.6%

Beauty Of The Ride – Sebadoh 50.7%

Union City Blue – Blondie – 63%


Climbing To The Moon (Jon Brion remix) – Eels – 73.9%

Red River Rock – Johnny & The Hurricanes 71.9%

Bloody Sunday – Stiff Little Fingers – 57.7%

Lay It Down – Magnapop – 60%

The Shape I’m In – Johnny Restivo – 52.4%

Great Fire –XTC – 58.6%

A Forest – The Cure – 79.2%

Harmony In My Head – Buzzcocks – 64.8%

The Hanging Garden – The Cure – 72.3%

Frittering – Mercury Rev – 83.6%

Well I Wonder –The Smiths – 61.7%

Whole Lotta Rosie – AC/DC – 62.9%

Hounds Of Love – Kate Bush – 60.3%

Holidays In The Sun – Sex Pistols – 63.4%

Grace Cathedral Park – Red House Painters – 52.1%

Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd – 52.4%

Pulling Mussels (From A Shell) – Squeeze – 58.2%

Fools Gold – Stone Roses – 68.6%

Towers Of London – XTC – 58.4%

This Is The Sea – The Waterboys – 54.5%

Where’s Captain Kirk – Spizzenergi – 50.3%

The Girl From Ipanema – Astrud Gilberto – 50.6%

Because The Night – Patti Smith Group – 50.9%

Ceremony – Joy Division – 88.4%

Lullaby – Low – 54.7%

God Is A DJ – Faithless – 52.2%

The Great Beyond – REM – 93%

I’ve Been Loving You (Too Long) – Otis Reddin g – 61.7%

The Happening – Diana Ross & The Supremes – 56.1%


Ashes To Ashes – David Bowie – 91.7%

Dignity – Deacon Blue – 53%

The Lovecats – The Cure – 59.7%

Bend And Break – Keane – 75.6%

FRIDAY 19TH MARCH

Is She Really Going Out With Him – Joe Jackson – 58.9%

Hard To Say I’m Sorry – Chicago – 60%

SATURDAY 20TH MARCH

Washer – Slint – 60.9%

No More Sorry – My Bloody Valentine – 92.2%

SUNDAY 21ST MARCH

Born Yesterday – Inspiral Carpets – 51.4%

Zion Gate – Culture – 65.7%

MONDAY 22ND MARCH

Yours Is No Disgrace – Yes – 57.4%

Going Missing – Maximo Park – 75.9%

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