The Instigator
harshavardhana
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The Contender
Apollo.11
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8 Points

Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know was the best song of 2011

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Apollo.11
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/3/2012 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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harshavardhana

Pro

The song Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know was the best song of 2011.

Qualitatively there is no song better than that in 2011 CE
Apollo.11

Con

"Rolling in the Deep" by ADELE.

Awards: Grammy's

1. 2011 Song of the Year

2. 2011 Album of the Year (21)

3. 2011 Record of the Year

4. 2011 Best Pop Vocal Album of the Year

5. 2011 Producer of the Year

6. 2011 Short Music Video of the Year

Popularity:

"Somebody That I Used To Know"

--141,000,000 views.
--600,000 copies sold.


"Rolling in the Deep"

--273,000,000 views
--6,700,000 copies sold.




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Debate Round No. 1
harshavardhana

Pro

Complete artwork of body painting! Stop motion animation! Standing there semi-naked they were photographed every time 6 or 7 shots were drawn on them
Was a 12-hr shoot
The song itself is not of a specific genre, it's genre-less.
http://www.heraldsun.com.au...
As per YouTube analytics:the song is most popular with
Female-13-17; Male-25-34; Femal-18-24
For my opponent's song: Female-13-17; Male-45-54;Male-35-44
Irrelevantly, my song thus is liked by girls 13-24!
Thus "Qualitatively" my song is better
Apollo.11

Con

Dropped/Conceded Arguments
1 Song of the Year
2 Album of the Year-21
3 Record of the Year
4 Best Pop Vocal Album of the Year
5 Producer of the Year
6 Short Music Video of the Year
7 Popularity
8 Records sold

Rebuttals
1 RITD was best Music Video of the Year. STIUTK wasn't even nominated.
2 Stop motion has nothing to do with quality of song itself.
3 Age groups that like the song do not determine quality.
4 Being "genre-less" does not make it better. Winning every award it was nominated for like RITD does.
Debate Round No. 2
harshavardhana

Pro

harshavardhana forfeited this round.
Apollo.11

Con

Darn...Extend all arguments.
Debate Round No. 3
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