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Thread started 02/07/17 6:34pm

Moonbeam

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Prince song poll 2016-2017: Final stretch

The old thread is going into retirement, so here is another thread to invite participation for the poll where I will count down our collective Prince songs. We're up to 28 ballots so far, but I know we can do much better! The more participation we get, the more representative the final list will feel. One of the great things about Prince's fanbase is that we all have such different opinions about what his masterpieces and hidden gems are.

April seems to be an appropriate time to celebrate Prince's music with this countdown, so the plan is to leave voting open until April 1st.

I have copied below some information regarding how to participate along with some helpful links for those interested in the poll. Do not hesitate to ask any questions!

How to participate

  1. Access the master spreadsheet from https://docs.google.com/s...sp=sharing
  2. Make a copy of the spreadsheet where you can enter ratings. The link above is kept as View Only to preserve it from any unintentional edits. There are two ways to make a copy (see video in the “Helpful Links” section for a demonstration):
    1. You can make a copy as a Microsoft Excel file by following the menu items File -> Download As -> Microsoft Excel.
    2. Alternatively, you can copy the master spreadsheet as a Google Sheet by following the menu items File -> Make a Copy.
  3. In your copy of the spreadsheet, rate as many of the listed songs as you like on a scale from 0 to 10, with 10 representing the most favourable rating and 0 the most unfavorable. You can get as precise as you’d like with ratings, so if you want to rate a song 9.99, feel free. Whether you vote for 5 songs or 1000 is up to you - any and all participation from Prince fans is welcome!
  4. Once complete, send your list as an attachment to Princepoll2016@gmail.com. I will notify you after I have successfully incorporated your ballot into the results spreadsheet.
  5. Periodically check for updates to the master spreadsheet, when new songs are added. See the “Spreadsheet Updates” section below for details of any updates that are made.

Some important notes

  • For songs recorded by others that have circulating versions with Prince’s vocals (e.g. “Neon Telephone”), please consider the version with Prince’s vocals.
  • For songs that have multiple versions (e.g. “U’re Gonna C Me” or “The Dance”), please assign a rating to the version you like best.
  • If you are uncertain about a song title (e.g. which version of “A Place in Heaven” you’d like to rate), check out available information at princevault. I have copied the list verbatim from these two links: http://princevault.com/in..._song_list and http://princevault.com/in...and_covers
  • The deadline for list submission is April 1, 2017. After all lists are collated, I will count down the list using the following point system:
  • Points = (Average rating – 5)*ln(number of ratings + 1)
  • Why this formula? It rewards songs with high numbers of votes, so we don’t have a situation where an obscure song with 5 ratings of a perfect 10 (say, “2045 Radical Man”) ranks higher than a song with 100 ratings with an average of 9.9.
  • Feel free to share this link with any and all Prince fans you feel would be interested in participating.
  • Thank you to princevault for being such a wonderful resource of information on all things Prince, and that all of you for making the Prince fan community such a vibrant place.

Helpful Links

Video demonstrating process of downloading the spreadsheet as either a Microsoft Excel file or a Google Sheet: https://www.facebook.com/...572980113/
Post with link to spreadsheet tallying votes from the warm-up polls. You can use the linked spreadsheet as a start for your ratings if you like: https://www.facebook.com/...018440770/

Spreadsheet Updates

If you notice that a song is missing, please make a post to the page, and I will add the song to the spreadsheet.
  • December 11, 2016: Added “Anotherlove” and “New Power Gerenation (Pt. II)”
  • December 29, 2016: Added “The Sweeter She Is” and “Climax”

Feel free to join in the Prince Album Poll 2018! Let'a celebrate his legacy by counting down the most beloved Prince albums, as decided by you!
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Reply #1 posted 02/07/17 6:48pm

Moonbeam

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Today's warm-up poll is "Private Joy".

How do you rate "Private Joy" on a 0-10 scale?

It's a pure 10 for me. One of my all-time favorites. Love the energy and the hunger of the 1980-82 period in general, but it really jumps out of the speakers here.

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Reply #2 posted 02/07/17 7:33pm

ldmendes

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This is fun..one question..Did I miss Beggin Woman?

..Hello, who is it?
Yes, this is a prettyman, Princey!
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Reply #3 posted 02/08/17 2:14pm

Moonbeam

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ldmendes said:

This is fun..one question..Did I miss Beggin Woman?


eek You're right! I'll add it to the spreadsheet.

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Reply #4 posted 02/08/17 2:15pm

Moonbeam

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Today's warm-up poll is #1125 "Stone"

How do you rate "Stone" on a 0-10 scale?

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Reply #5 posted 02/16/17 1:54pm

Moonbeam

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Today's warm-up poll is #354: "Dream Factory".

How do you rate "Dream Factory" on a 0-10 scale?

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Reply #6 posted 02/17/17 8:57am

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Moonbeam said:

Today's warm-up poll is #354: "Dream Factory".

How do you rate "Dream Factory" on a 0-10 scale?


7/10 - There are songs I like much more on the Dream Factory album, particularly the second proposed tracklist.

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Reply #7 posted 02/19/17 2:35am

Moonbeam

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sexton said:

Moonbeam said:

Today's warm-up poll is #354: "Dream Factory".

How do you rate "Dream Factory" on a 0-10 scale?


7/10 - There are songs I like much more on the Dream Factory album, particularly the second proposed tracklist.


I agree. It's a nice song, but not super special to me.

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Reply #8 posted 02/19/17 5:07pm

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"I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose voters," Donald Trump
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Reply #9 posted 03/31/17 5:16pm

Moonbeam

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Get those last minute votes in! The countdown starts in 2 days.
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Reply #10 posted 04/03/17 2:09pm

omnithanos

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In other words Moonbeam wants you 2, "Please send all your (Prince song ratings) to me"

I wonder how well the newest edition to the official catalogue will fare?

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Reply #11 posted 04/03/17 3:23pm

Adorecream

Can't wait for the results, because its been a mighty long time.

Got some kind of love for you, and I don't even know your name
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