Date: Fri, 1 Dec 1995 14:03:00 -0500 From: email@example.com (Jason Withrow) To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Results Are In! At long last, I've finally tabulated the results and they're quite interesting. The Church album receiving the most votes was (and it was close): Starfish with 14 votes!! Next was P=A with 13 votes, Heyday with 12 votes, The Blurred Crusade had 10 votes, Seance had 9, SA/SE (counting as one vote for both) had 6, Remote Luxury received 4 votes, Gold Afternoon Fix had 3, Of Skins and Heart 2, and last but not least Quick Smoke At Spots received 1 vote. Quite a turnout, and a lot of last-minute voting changed the results dramatically so one can never tell what album will be the top one... A sign of an excellent band if ever there was one (so many great albums!) In terms of top 10 favorite songs it was very close voting. The top one is (drum roll please): Under the Milky Way (16 votes) There was a two-way tie for second between Reptile and Myrrh (15 votes each) Third was Almost with You (12 votes) Songs receiving 11 votes: Tantalized, Ripple, Shadow Cabinet 9 votes: Hotel Womb, Tristesse 8 votes: Feel, Chaos 7 votes: When You Were Mine, A Month of Sundays, Grind, Bel-Air, It's No Reason 6 votes: Aura, One Day, The Feast 5 votes: Two Places At Once (I've Been Waiting), Texas Moon, Loveblind, Destination, Just For You, Antenna, You Took, Film 4 votes: To Be In Your Eyes, Kings, Life Speeds Up, Lost My Touch, Dome, Already Yesterday, Authority, North, South, East, and West, Russian Autumn Heart, Pharaoh, Lustre, As You Will, Constant In Opal 3 votes: Fighter Pilot..Korean War, Spark, Electric, Dropping Names, The Maven, Fly, Disappear, Angelica, You're Still Beautiful, A New Season, No Explanation, Electric Lash, A Different Man, Essence, My Little Problem, Happy Hunting Ground, Metropolis, Roman, Fog 2 votes: Lost, Mistress, Field of Mars, Fraulein, Blood Money, Perfect Child, Travel by Thought, Tear It All Away. Into My Hands, Desert, Hunter, You've Got to Go, Columbus, Is This Where You Live?, Myths You Made, Dead Man's Dream 1 vote: Monday Morning, Musk, Ancient History, You Got Off Light, Unguarded Moment, Business Woman, An Interlude, Anna Miranda, Terra Nova Cain, Warm Spell, Now I Wonder Why, Laughing, The Time Being, A Fire Burns, Forgotten Reign, Don't Look Back, Night of Light, Disenchanted, Sisters, Day of the Dead, the Disillusionist, For a Moment We're Strangers, Fly Home, The Night is Very Soft, Cut in Two, The View, Trance Ending, Dream, I Am a Rock, Unsubstantiated, Witch hunt, 10,000 Miles, Paradox I hope I didn't miss any songs; I don't think so. Someone else may want to tabulate how many songs off each album were selected, maybe a percentage of the total album. I think that 100% of Starfish, for example, was at least someone's favorite. I also hope that everyone finds something of interest in the results. I enjoyed doing the poll (this is my second one of this type) and I like seeing what other Church fans like best. These results may also give you an indication of what albums to buy if your collection is incomplete. Whatever your interest, though, I hope you enjoy browsing the results. Till later, Jason
Rhonda Corcoran followed up on Jason's sugggestion and grouped the songs into albums.
Here's the original ranking, with a tally of the number of votes that songs from the album received. 1 Starfish 59 2 P=A 50 3 Heyday 51 4 Blurred Crusade 28 5 Seance 31 6 SA/SE 35 7 Remote Luxury 28 8 GAF 24 9 OSAH 16 10 Quick Smoke 16 Anyway, it's interesting to note that SA/SE and Seance had more songs voted for than Blurred Crusade which was more people's favorite album.She also adds that. . .
A couple of responses have come through to point out that Desert and Hunter are on AQSAS. So this places that album ahead of OSAH.