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Started: 4/16/2016 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 7 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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missbailey8

Con

I have done one of these before, but I wanted to put a few twists on the formula. Like normal, there will be a theme for each round, but the themes aren't in one specific genre or time period like my last debate. Here is the set up:

Round 1- Acceptance
This is self explanatory.

Round 2 - Your Theme Songs
For this round, give me songs that describe you and who you are. They don't necessarily have to have vocals. They can be from any genre and any time.

Round 3 - Favorite Songs from the Current Billboard Hot 100
This is the current Hot 100: http://www.billboard.com...
Just give me your favorite charting song based on the list.

Round 4 - Favorite Songs From Your Year of Birth
Unlike the previous category, this doesn't have to be a charting song. As long as you were born in the year the song came out, it's fair game.

Round 5 - You Choose
All you have to do is comment what the category should be. Whatever you say we have to do. Preferably, this should be decided upon after you accept the debate so I have time to prepare.

Rules:
1) At least three songs per round
2) At most five songs per round
2) The same song may not be used in a different category
3) The same band may be used (at most) three times in the debate
4) Link to the songs

That's it! I hope to find an opponent very soon.
mangolife23

Pro

I've never done one of these before, but it sounds fun. I can't wait!
Debate Round No. 1
missbailey8

Con

Thanks for accepting the debate! Here are my choices for my theme songs.

If you know me at all then you would know that I'm obsessed with Queen. I love almost all of their songs. They were talented in the rock genre and the aspects of pop, opera, and metal. But of the all the songs I could've chosen, "Don't Stop Me Now" is the song I would use to describe myself. The song is full of energy you can't help but love every minute of it.

Song 1: "Don't Stop Me Now" by Queen
Link: https://m.youtube.com...

Next up on my list is one of Mary Lambert's songs, "Secrets". Most people don't know about her but she's truly a talented artist. "Secrets" is a special song for me. It describes the artist herself struggling with her dysfunctional family, bipolar disorder, and gayness. Instead of wallowing in sadness, she accepts her fate. She even proclaims that she doesn't care if anyone knows her secrets. I find this to be inspiring and a way I try to live. As someone who struggles with these things too, it's funny how someone can be so open, but nonetheless, I try to stay positive think Mary Lambert in "Secrets".

Song 2: "Secrets" by Mary Lambert
Link: https://m.youtube.com...

For my last song, I'll be choosing "That Green Gentleman" by Panic! At The Disco. In this song, the band sings about the changes in their lives, but that they're fine with them. They say they feel the same. This song can be interpreted many different ways, so why don't you listen to the song and decide what you think?

Song 3: "That Green Gentleman" by Panic! At The Disco
Link: https://m.youtube.com...

I look forward to your choices.
mangolife23

Pro

"Don't Stop Me Now" by Queen: I also love Queen. Personally my favorite song of theirs is "Another one bites the dust"

"Secrets" by Mary Lambert: This song is so awesome. Thank you SO much for introducing me to it!

"That Green Gentleman" by Panic! At The Disco: This band rocks. I guess the way I interpreted was that things change, people change, life changes, but your attitude about it doesn't have to.

Ok, now for my picks.

Just so you know, my favorite songs change weekly so honestly this list just depends. I love pretty much all music as long is it isn't heavy metal or extreme country.

1. "Chasing Cars" by Snow Patrol

https://www.youtube.com...

This song just relates to me on a personal level, I guess. I can't really explain it... But the first time I heard this song I started crying because it was so much like my life. Funny story, I heard it in an episode of Grey's Anatomy. But seriously, this has to be one of the greatest songs ever written.

2. "History" by One Direction

https://www.youtube.com...

Hey, I know what you're thinking, but I am NOT a 1d fangirl or anything. In fact, I steer clear of them usually. I'm not even a 'fan'. I'm no screaming 10-year-old girl. But, they are well produced and the lyrics to this song relate to my life perfectly. Every time I listen to it it reminds me someone who used to be really special to me. So even though boy bands who barely play instruments usually aren't my scene, this song breaks that trend.

3. "Somebody That I Used To Know" by GOTYE

https://www.youtube.com...

I think this song would be most likely to be the theme song for my life. It just sums up my life exactly. That's pretty much it.

4. "How to save a life" by The Fray

https://www.youtube.com...

I went through a short period of depression (I think, I never went to a therapist or anything) and this song literally saved my life. I listened to it on repeat for hours. It really helps anytime you ever feel sad, or down. I probably listen to this song daily, and it helps me so much. It is the perfect kind of Alternative, with interesting vocals and a sweet minor key.

5. "Little Talks" by Of Monsters And Men

https://www.youtube.com...

I'm not even sure what the lyrics of this song are supposed to mean, but they are just so beautiful and well written. When I listen to this song, I just appreciate life more. I can't explain it. Also, the vocals are beautifully harmonized, and the use of wind instruments in the background is glorious.

Sorry for so many choices, I just can't decide!
Debate Round No. 2
missbailey8

Con

Your use of five songs is just fine. I've always liked "Chasing Cars", "Somebody I Used To Know", and "How To Save A Life" but I actually never heard of "History" or "Little Talks" until now. I quite enjoyed "History" and FELL IN LOVE with "Little Talks" after several listens. I'm glad that I was able to introduce you to "Secrets". Not many people have heard of Mary Lambert which is a shame, but she was featured on "Same Love" by Mackelmore and Ryan Lewis in 2012. If you're interested then she put out her debut album Heart on my Sleeve in 2014, I believe.

Anyway, here are my choices for my favorite songs on the Billboard Hot 100.

My first choice has to go to "Hello" by Adele. Currently, this song is on number 25 on the charts. The song has been on the Billboard Hot 100 since November and I'm yet to get tired of it. It's easily Adele's best song in a while. This song also has an astonishing 1.4 billion views on YouTube for the music video alone.

Song 1: "Hello" by Adele
Link: https://m.youtube.com...

My second choice goes to "Roses" by The Chainsmokers. I know, the guys who made the ear bleeding song "#Selfie" made this?! A band called The Chainsmokers made a song I thoroughly enjoy?! In what works would this ever happen? I don't know what miracle made this a reality, but whatever it was is surely a blessing.

Song 2: "Roses" by The Chainsmokers
Link: https://m.youtube.com...

Finally, my last choice is "Victorious" by Panic! At The Disco. This is just barely on the charts I don't think it'll be on there much longer, as it's only at 96. Even though this came from Panic's (arguably) worst album, what was good on that album was really good and this song is no exception. If you haven't seen it already, I would recommend watching the music video if you want to see an epic 6 to 1 dodgeball match against Brendon Urie.

Song 3: "Victorious" by Panic! At The Disco
Link: https://m.youtube.com...
mangolife23

Pro

"Hello" by Adele: Good song. I have to say though I prefer "Someone Like You" and "Rolling in the Deep"

"Roses" by the Chainsmokers: Pretty auto tuned, but I like it. It has a very unique melody.

"Victorious" by Panic! At The Disco: Love this song!

My choices:

1. "Love Yourself" by Justin Bieber

https://www.youtube.com...

I feel so ashamed to put this as number one, but I am singing this song literally everywhere. It is crazy catchy and overall very good. The message is also really awesome. The video pretty much explains it, I really recommend watching it--to the end since it has a little extra part at the end.

2. "Cake by the Ocean" by DNCE

https://www.youtube.com...

I actually hate one part of this song, the part where the lead singer goes into falsetto. It sounds awful. But theres this one line where he goes "Cake by the Ocean" really low, and it gets me every time. I'll just be listening with my friends or something and then right when he says that line I'll yell it with him. It is addictive! But other than that line it's just an ok song. Also a hilarious music video.

3. "Stressed Out" by Twenty One Pilots

https://www.youtube.com...

I can just relate to this song so much. Plus, it is just so catchy, and the beat is lit.

4. "7 years" by Lukas Graham

https://www.youtube.com...

Such a sweet melody, and really thoughtful lyrics. Also the nice piano background. The artist has such a beautiful voice too.
Debate Round No. 3
missbailey8

Con

"Love Yourself" by Justin Beiber: I admit, I don't like Justin Beiber but this song is his best work. It took me a couple listens to get used to it but now I like it.

"Cake By The Ocean" by DNCE: You're right, the falsetto in the chorus is horrendous, but the lead singer is one of the Jonas brothers. I actually found the song oddly charming, but not great.

"Stressed Out" by Twenty One Pilots: I've always found this song to be weird, but in a great way. The lyrics are insightful and the beat, like you said, is great.

"7 Years" by Lukas Graham: Eargasms 99.99%.

My choices for favorite songs of my birth year (1998):
1) "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" by Aerosmith
Link: https://m.youtube.com...

It's just pleasant to hear a softer song by Aerosmith. I honestly don't know how Steven Tyler made this.

2) "Uninvited" by Alanis Morissette.
Link: https://m.youtube.com...

Come on, it's Alanis Morissette! Sure, it isn't "You Oughta Know" or anything, but I found it enjoyable to listen to her voice.

3) "Spice Up Your Life" by The Spice Girls
Link: https://m.youtube.com...

I'm sorry, this is just one of my guilty pleasure songs. Sure, it isn't a great song, I admit, but damn is it fun.

Well, that's it. It was actually really hard to find quality songs from 1998. I mean, I could've done "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion but I just hate that song with a fiery passion. Anyway, I'm looking forward to your choices and the round after that. In fact, I'll be choosing five songs for that category because of the abundance of options.
mangolife23

Pro

Haha that is my new favorite word: "eargasm"

"I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" by Aerosmith: I LOVE THIS SONG!! Makes me wish I was born five years ago. Although I have to admit the lead singer of Aerosmith scares me. But I've heard this song since I was little since my dad is a real classic fan.

"Uninvited" by Alanis Morissette: A little slow for my taste tbh

"Spice Up Your Life" by The Spice Girls: Yes! The Spice Girls! I have to say I'm not a big fan of this song, but I like the artist.

My choices:

1. "How You Remind Me" by Nickelback

https://www.youtube.com...

One of the greatest bands of all time. I was having trouble finding songs from 2002, so I just looked up the billboard top 100 from that year and I saw this one at number 1. I have no idea how I didn't think of it! You kind of just have to listen to it to understand it, but it's just an awesome song.

2. "A Thousand Miles" by Vanessa Carlton

Normal:
https://www.youtube.com...

Glee:
https://www.youtube.com...

Really, watch both. If you must choose one, choose the Glee one.

I remember the awesome parody of this from Glee. I suggest watching the music video, it's pretty cool. This song is epically catchy, so do NOT listen to it more than once monthly or it WILL get caught in your head.

3. "No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problems" by Kenny Chesney

https://www.youtube.com...

Ok, I'm not exactly sure why I put this on the list. It is arguably the worst song ever produced by humanity. But that also means that is the most hilarious song too. It's just so epically ridiculous, that I was extremely excited when I saw it on the list. Me and my friends have an inside joke about the song because it is so awful. And it's also country, the worst genre. But I think everyone should listen to this song at least once in their lifetime, if only so they can feel better about their own lives. Seriously, this song sucks. But it is also my favorite song of all time. It's hard to explain my relationship with this song.
Debate Round No. 4
missbailey8

Con

"How You Remind Me" by Nickelback - I've never really enjoyed Nickelback but this is one of their more tolerable songs to me. I never actually knew about it.

"A Thousand Miles" by Vanessa Carlton - I used to really like this song but I hear it ALL THE TIME so I got sick of it after a while. I can't really hold that against the quality of the song though. I do like it though.

"No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problems" by Kenny Chesney - This might just be the stupidest song of all time but I love it anyway. It has the same feeling as Sharknado to me: you hate it mercilessly but that's why you love it.

Anyway, here are my choices. Like I said last round, I'm excited for this category. If I wasn't breaking my own rules, I would be here listing twenty or so songs but five songs is good enough.

1) "Bohemian Rhasody" by Queen
Link: https://m.youtube.com...

This was inevitable. It's one of the best songs ever made by one of the best bands ever off of one of the best albums ever. How can I not?! Originally I was going to put "Somebody to Love" here but, alas, it was released in 1976. Oh well, Bohemian Rhasody" still remains as a staple in music history. Fun fact: I discovered this song in the seventh grade when I sang it in a school choir. He had to censor Bismillah and the part about the narrator killing someone. Love live Freddie Mercury, the most fabulous man to walk the face of the Earth.

2) "Space Oddity" by David Bowie
Link: https://m.youtube.com...

Oh, David Bowie, how much I love him. This song is tragic, weird, and beautiful all at the same time. I discovered David Bowie while watching Labyrinth, quite possibly the sexual awakening for teenage girls growing up in the 80s. Speaking of Labyrinth, here's a compilation of amazing jokes at David Bowie's expense by The Nostalgia Critic. Link to that: https://m.youtube.com...

3) "American Pie" by Don McLean
Link: https://m.youtube.com...

This song strikes a chord in me. I'm not sure if this is the happiest or saddest song I've ever heard. McLean's guitar and singing ability is simply mesmerizing and unforgettable.

4) "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Judy Garland
Link: https://m.youtube.com...

This is the ultimate song of hope and perseverance. Judy Garland's voice is just so soothing and the light instrumentals aid her melodic tone as well.

5 "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin
Link:https://m.youtube.com...
This song is legendary. Beautiful and meaningful lyrics, soothing and catchy tune, amazing vocals. What's not to love? I demand that this song be played at my funeral. I don't care that I'm an Atheist, it needs to happen.

Anyway, those are my choices. For the next round, I'll respond to your choices in the comments. Thanks for the debate.
mangolife23

Pro

Ok, you pretty much stole all my songs that I was going to use.

"Bohemian Rhapsody", "American Pie", "Space Oddity", and "Stairway to Heaven" were literally (not exaggerating, I swear) the ones that I was going to pick.

Somewhere over the rainbow is good, but it's kind of like "A thousand miles" for you. I remember in 5th grade my music teacher was obsessed with it so we sang it for both the winter AND spring concerts. I think she was just too lazy to teach us anything new. But the song kind of got ruined for me by that experience.

The other songs I was considering were:

"A Hard Day's Night", "Eleanor Rigby", "Yellow Submarine", and "Octopus's Garden". (Also "Ob-la-di Ob-la-da")

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I don't think I even have to explain about those five. (I'm gonna be a rebel and count those all as one) I feel bad about breaking the rules, but I simply could not choose. You can just choose which to reply about. I just had to include all the links because it would be evil not to.

"Hooked On A Feeling" by Blue Swede

https://www.youtube.com...

The guardians of the galaxy sound track got me into this song, and now it is one of my all time favorites. It is so, so catchy.

"Escape (The Pina Colada song)" by Rupert Holmes

https://www.youtube.com...

Another from guardians of the galaxy. I love how it tells this really interesting story.

This was a really fun debate! Thanks!
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by missbailey8 7 months ago
missbailey8
I'm sorry I unintentionally took four of your potential choices. When you have those options out there it's nearly impossible not to mention them in some way. And it's fine that you broke the rules for that category, I was tempted to do so myself. Anyway, onto the choices!

I've loved "A Hard Day's Night", "Eleanor Rigby", "Yellow Submarine", and "Octopus's Garden" for the longest time now. You're quite right, you don't just explain them, you have to experience them, kind of like "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" by The Beatles.

"Hooked on a Feeling" - This song is just the seventies in a nutshell and that's why I like it so much. The energy is contagious and you can't go without singing the chorus after repeated listens.

"Escape" - I honestly didn't know this was made before '75. I also thought it was created for Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. Anyway, I love the soothing voice and light instrumentals in the background. It's always been the guilty pleasure song that I'm not ashamed to love, if you know what I mean.

Thanks for the debate! If you really want to then you can share your thoughts on "Bohemian Rhapsody", "American Pie", "Space Oddity", and "Stairway to Heaven". I'd be interested in hearing them.
Posted by missbailey8 7 months ago
missbailey8
Okay, sounds great!
Posted by mangolife23 7 months ago
mangolife23
Round 5: Favorite pre-1975 songs
Posted by missbailey8 7 months ago
missbailey8
Thanks for accepting! What is your category for round five?
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