Poll--The Weakest Link: John Lennon's 1980 Songs, Round 1

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Joey Self, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. Joey Self

    Joey Self Red Forman's Sensitivity Guru Thread Starter

    I thought it would be a good way to look at what John had recorded in 1980 by looking at his songs from both DOUBLE FANTASY and MILK AND HONEY. Yoko bashing will be minimized in doing so--not that I mind it or entirely refrain from it--thus focusing on Lennon's last set of songs.

    Choose two of these as weak links.

    I also want to announce that this is my last regularly scheduled Weakest Link game. I've been doing this since 2005, and I've done just about every album I wanted to do, at least that I thought would make for an interesting game (my favorite Neil Finn, Aimee Mann and Ryan Adams albums are nothing I'd expect to draw a good crowd). I have alerted the Gorts about my decision, and there may be some announcement as to how the WL games can continue. I'm not saying I'll never run another one, but I've grown weary of the routine of coming to this site every day to start another round. I don't want to feel the sense of obligation I now have.

    So, let's have some fun with this one!

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  2. Zoot Marimba

    Zoot Marimba And I’m The Critic Of The Group

    Dear Yoko and I Don't Wanna Face It.
  3. leeroy jenkins

    leeroy jenkins Forum Resident

    The United States
    Woman and Forgive Me - yuck
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  4. Beaneydave

    Beaneydave Forum Resident

    Could only pick one I don't like. Forgive me .......
    Just don't know why that was put out then there was much better stuff left in the can.

    peace and love✌Dave
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  5. beatleswho

    beatleswho Forum Resident

    Forgive me and Cleanup Time
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  6. Yankee8156

    Yankee8156 Forum Resident

    New York
    Forgive Me and Cleanup Time

    Joey - Thanks for doing this for the last 13 years. Since I joined the forum in 2006, these games have been a welcome sight on the front page and a fun pastime. While the board has changed a lot over the last 10 years, I always looked forward to coming back and seeing what the subject of the Weakest Link was and participating when I knew the music. Thanks for being so diligent and organized, and hope to see you do one now and then down the road!
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  7. The Zodiac

    The Zodiac God's Lonely Man

    Flower Princess
    Face It
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  8. LandHorses

    LandHorses Forum Resident

    New Joisey
    Face It
    Flower Princess

    Thanks for all the WL games Joey.
    Perhaps someone else wants to take charge and alternate to others every other round......as been happening lately.
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  9. Culpa

    Culpa Forum Resident

    Philadelphia, PA
    I don’t want to face I Dont Want To Face It and I don’t need to grow old with Grow Old With Me.

    After that it gets pretty tough.....
  10. winopener

    winopener Forum Resident

    first of all thanks for all the fish! :) You put the FFFFF in the FUN!
    Seriously, i will miss your rounds... but why don't you do a Ryan Adams WL? Demolition?

    WL: i don't wanna grow old.
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  11. I Don't Wanna Face It
    (Forgive Me) My Little Flower Princes

    Thanks for 13 years of great threads. I've participated whenever I had the time and was familiar enough with the album, it's always been fun. Personally I wouldn't mind a few Aimee Mann weakest link threads, if there would be one I certainly would join in.
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  12. Bern

    Bern JC4Me

    What was your first weakest link LP?

    Flower Princess and Cleanup Time booted.

    Question...did Yoko strip Milk and Honey down/remix it? I liked the remixes quite a lot...especially Imagine and Mind Games.

  13. SixOClockBoos

    SixOClockBoos The Man On The Flaming Pie

    Just Like and Dear Yoko.

    I don't know if I'll be voting in this poll since I'll be out of town for the rest of the week. I'm hoping I'll be able to vote on the final two rounds or something. Pulling through for "Woman".
  14. SixOClockBoos

    SixOClockBoos The Man On The Flaming Pie

    I think Milk and Honey was as basic as it is, so there's no point of a remix/stripped down version. DFSD was most likely released so the songs can compare to M&H.
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  15. gja586

    gja586 Forum Resident

    Gogledd Cymru
    Forgive Me and Dear Yoko for me.

    Surprised to see I Don't Wanna Face It scoring so highly, as it's probably my favourite track from these sessions. :confused:
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  16. Joey Self

    Joey Self Red Forman's Sensitivity Guru Thread Starter

    The Who WHO'S NEXT. It was very primitive in the beginning. No poll--so as to encourage folks to actually talk about their choice--and no discussion question. No recap of the previous rounds or link to the next one.

    It evolved over time--thanks in large part to the suggestions of the players--into what it now is.

    The Weakest Link--WHO'S NEXT, Round 1

    EDIT: I looked at the names of the players in that first round of the first game. Some are still playing...

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  17. oboogie

    oboogie Forum Resident

    Dear Yoko & (Forgive Me) My Little Flower Princess...
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  18. Duke Fame

    Duke Fame Forum Resident

    Tampa, FL
    Forgive Me & Grow Old

    Always love Weakest Link, hope someone else takes over. Understand why you'd want to step aside though. Thanks for doing it for so long.
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  19. Paper Wizard

    Paper Wizard Forum Resident

    Definitely my least favorite period of music from John.
    Went with Dear Yoko & I Don't Want to Face It.
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  20. Paper Wizard

    Paper Wizard Forum Resident

    Thanks for doing this for so long.
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  21. "Forgive Me (My Little Flower Princess)" & "Dear Yoko"
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  22. PsychGuy

    PsychGuy Forum Resident

    "Cleanup" and "Forgive"

    Joey: Sorry to hear you're moving on. These polls are great and are always best when you do them. Thanks for your service to the forum. Hope you'll be back one day.
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  23. DrBeatle

    DrBeatle The Rock and Roll Chemist

    Midwest via Boston
    I could've easily picked more than 2 (John's death has inflated most of his work from 1980 into being better than it really way), but I picked the absolute two at the bottom of the barrel: "Dear Yoko" and "Forgive Me."
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  24. JamesD1957

    JamesD1957 Forum Resident

    Cypress, Texas
    Dear Yoko and Forgive Me
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  25. autumn daze

    autumn daze I really don't belong here

    Milton Keynes, UK
    Ah Joey, fully understand your decision but a shame nonetheless. I've always admired your puns with each new round when kicking off eliminated songs! Amazing effort for 13 years, bravo sir, a well earned rest is in order.

    As for the WL at hand, my favourite song here is Grow Old With Me, but given the number of votes it has already amassed I see that's not going to win! Went with Forgive Me and Clean Up
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