WWN Song Contest! (Start Rating)

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WWN Song Contest! (Start Rating)

Post by MysteriousLad » Sat May 21, 2016 8:01 pm

Seeing how the Eurovision Song Festival recently finished I thought I would host our very own song contest here on our forums. Read on to see how this will work...

What is the Wars World News Song Contest?

The Wars World News Song Contest is a competition modelled after the annual Eurovision Song Contest. It's a means to gain exposure to new music through the tastes of your peers, like it or not. Those that enter must also vote for the people they are running against based on how much they like the songs. Everyone picks an alias in the form of a country (any one of your choosing) and sends in a song that they like in order to expose it to the other contestants. After voting, they are tallied in the thread and a winner is named. No matter who wins, everyone wins by gaining new knowledge of songs, artists, albums and genres of music in the process!

How to Participate in the Song Contest:

1. Find a song that you like on any internet medium that isn't restricted or private.

2. Submit it via the form linked below!

3. Wait until I reveal the entries.

4. Once entries are revealed, you will rank your top 10 countries! You will do this via a Google Form link to be provided later. The point values are as follows:
12 points - 1st
10 - 2nd
8 - 3rd
7 - 4th
6 - 5st
5 - 6th
4 - 7th
3 - 8th
2 - 9th
1 - 10th
Please rate fairly by giving all countries a listen. You may not vote for yourself. Everyone, regardless of entry, may vote, so you can still participate even if you chose not to enter! However, if those that entered do not vote, they will get a 20 point penalty.

5. Wait for results. It's that simple!

What entries are/aren't allowed?

You cannot enter something that is not a "song". I generally interpret this term very loosely, but here are some examples:

Things considered a song: Anything created with an actual artist and song title that is INTENDED for the listener, even if it's painful to listen or even if there's nothing included (Examples: Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit, Eminem - Lose Yourself, Barney - I Love You, John Cage - 4'33, Sunn 0))) - 0))) Bow 1, etc.)

Things not considered a song: Anything without an artist or title, a video clip of something random, a comedy routine (unless it's an actual song a la Stephen Lynch), a large square wave, an animal barking, total silence not being attributed to an artist, etc. (Examples: A clip of Louis CK's Shameless, an ibex screeching, a clip of a game show, a clip of someone screaming, etc.)

I will let you know if your entry does not meet the criteria of a "song," but it should be fairly obvious.

Submit your song via this FORM!

Deadline for entries is midnight Central European Time on Saturday, May 28.
Last edited by MysteriousLad on Sun May 29, 2016 11:54 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: WWN Song Contest!

Post by Dragonite » Sat May 21, 2016 9:01 pm

It's like a concentrated ball of everything that could go wrong in a hillarious way. Might be interesting, but my music taste is rather limited.

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Re: WWN Song Contest!

Post by Terragent » Sat May 21, 2016 9:32 pm

This sounds excellently fun.

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Re: WWN Song Contest!

Post by Sniffit II » Sat May 21, 2016 9:45 pm

Well, I could only find a picture of half of the band, and it's a little out of date, but it's from around the time it was written, so it'll have to be that...
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Re: WWN Song Contest!

Post by Airnike » Sun May 22, 2016 2:30 am

I'm in, gonna fudge crumpets up. x)
MysteriousLad be like:
Oh hello, I am MysteriousLad.
Do you know when I was an OP player? When I wasn't in WWN and massclaims were legit good? Yea I miss the days I could force town to claim, rout out the mafia, and win the game for free day 3. Sometimes without being killed!
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Anyway, it's time to go and ask people to claim and go lynch those who don't with my high-skill OP role.
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Re: WWN Song Contest!

Post by Pkdragon » Sun May 22, 2016 4:33 am

oh yes, yesssss
HPD wrote:You know the only thing on the agenda of the Squirtle Squad is pure, unadulterated chaos.

That, and watching Euros squirm.

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Re: WWN Song Contest!

Post by hawkesnightmare » Sun May 22, 2016 5:48 am

Damn! I was going to submit Louis CK's Shameless routine.
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Re: WWN Song Contest!

Post by Linkman » Sun May 22, 2016 6:30 am

Darude - Sandstorm
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Re: WWN Song Contest!

Post by daisy » Sun May 22, 2016 7:50 am

Went for the most British song I could think of.

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Re: WWN Song Contest!

Post by hawkesnightmare » Sun May 22, 2016 8:18 am

I feel like this entire contest is going to be half Darude Sandstorm and the other half "show me your genitals"
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Re: WWN Song Contest!

Post by scraggypunk » Sun May 22, 2016 1:40 pm

don't be a clown and instead grow as a person
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Re: WWN Song Contest!

Post by MysteriousLad » Fri May 27, 2016 5:02 am

Two more days!
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Re: WWN Song Contest!

Post by Pkdragon » Fri May 27, 2016 8:12 am

i might change my entry, ML. Just a heads up. But if I do it'll probably be at the last minute.
HPD wrote:You know the only thing on the agenda of the Squirtle Squad is pure, unadulterated chaos.

That, and watching Euros squirm.

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Re: WWN Song Contest!

Post by MysteriousLad » Sun May 29, 2016 11:53 pm

"i put on my robe and wizard hat" ~Pkdragon
"rocks fall everyone dies" ~HPD
Welcome to the optimistic world of WWN :D

And logic doesn't work on MysteriousLad... ~Kireato
Wait, wait, wait.

Organized crime is selling bagels on television? Since when? ~Dragon Fogel

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Re: WWN Song Contest! (Start Rating)

Post by Sven » Mon May 30, 2016 12:34 am

WAKE ME UP

I CAN'T WAKE UP

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Post by HPD » Mon May 30, 2016 1:03 am

whoever sent in philip glass is my hero
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Re: WWN Song Contest! (Start Rating)

Post by Dragonite » Mon May 30, 2016 2:10 am

This all looks completely nuts. Job well done ML.

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Re: WWN Song Contest! (Start Rating)

Post by daisy » Mon May 30, 2016 2:45 am

Great Britain is a geographical term and not a country.

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Re: WWN Song Contest! (Start Rating)

Post by MysteriousLad » Mon May 30, 2016 3:33 am

daisy wrote:Great Britain is a geographical term and not a country.
Don't blame me.
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"rocks fall everyone dies" ~HPD
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Re: WWN Song Contest! (Start Rating)

Post by Terragent » Mon May 30, 2016 9:56 am

HPD wrote:whoever sent in philip glass is my hero
I expect you to listen to all of it.

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Re: WWN Song Contest! (Start Rating)

Post by Sven » Mon May 30, 2016 1:13 pm

great britain is a beautiful country with beautiful people

a more wonderful member of the EU could never be imagined bogman ;)

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Post by Linkman » Mon May 30, 2016 2:51 pm

My country has states larger than Great Britain.

It also has finer beaches.
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Re: WWN Song Contest! (Start Rating)

Post by Pkdragon » Mon May 30, 2016 4:38 pm

as i listen to these songs my own pick becomes a more accurate reflection of my state of mind

my list so far

=best=
can't wake up
joe hisaishi's riverside
kaleo - way down we go
finger 11- good times
sunday in the rain
silent shout knife
battle beast- black ninja
thou shalt always kill
gamma ray- induction
=worst=

undecided on philip glass because 3.5 hours damn you terragent damn you

this is not a final list, just initial impressions
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That, and watching Euros squirm.

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Re: WWN Song Contest! (Start Rating)

Post by Narts » Mon May 30, 2016 7:55 pm

Dude it's philip glass

You can just listen to the first 3 seconds and you've heard it all

He's classical music's acdc

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Re: WWN Song Contest! (Start Rating)

Post by daisy » Tue May 31, 2016 5:57 am

Sven wrote:great britain is a beautiful country with beautiful people

a more wonderful member of the EU could never be imagined bogman ;)

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Re: WWN Song Contest! (Start Rating)

Post by Pkdragon » Tue May 31, 2016 6:07 am

i can make your hands clap

clap clap clap clap clap
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Post by Airnike » Tue May 31, 2016 3:35 pm

  1. My order:
  2. Evanescence - Wake Me Up Inside
  3. Joe Hisaishi - Riverside
  4. Finger Eleven - Good Times
  5. The Knife - Silent Shout
  6. Battle Beast - Black Ninja
  7. Kaleo - Way Down We Go
  8. Philip Glass - Music in 12 Parts
  9. Plastic Cups - Sunday In The Rain
  10. Gamma Ray - Induction
  11. Dan le sac vs Scroobius Pip - Thou Shalt Always Kill
MysteriousLad be like:
Oh hello, I am MysteriousLad.
Do you know when I was an OP player? When I wasn't in WWN and massclaims were legit good? Yea I miss the days I could force town to claim, rout out the mafia, and win the game for free day 3. Sometimes without being killed!
Senpai HPD notices me everyday when I'm town, do no scum play, and still get lynched day 1.
Anyway, it's time to go and ask people to claim and go lynch those who don't with my high-skill OP role.
I am MysteriousLad.

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Re: WWN Song Contest! (Start Rating)

Post by MysteriousLad » Wed Jun 01, 2016 1:22 am

Just post your lists here, google is being a pain at the moment regarding forms.
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Re: WWN Song Contest! (Start Rating)

Post by Narts » Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:38 am

1. the knife - silent shout
2. kaleo - way down we go
3. battle beast - black ninja
4. finger eleven - good times
5. evanescence - wake me up inside
6. joe hisaishi - riverside
7. gamma ray - induction
8. sunday in the rain - plastic cups
9. dan le sac vs scroobius pip - thou shalt always kill
10. philip glass - music in twelve parts

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Re: WWN Song Contest! (Start Rating)

Post by scraggypunk » Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:08 am

1. Evanescence (Wake Me Up Inside)
2. Gamma Ray (Induction)
3. Kaleo (Way Down We Go)
4. Sunday In The Rain (Plastic Cups)
5. Finger Eleven (Good Times)
6. The Knife (Silent Shout)
7. Philip Glass (Music in Twelve Parts)
8. Battle Beast (Black Ninja)
9. Dan le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip (Thou Shalt Always Kill)
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Post by HPD » Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:19 am

from best to worst

plastic cups
kaleo
battle beast
the knife
finger eleven
joe hisaishi
philip glass
dan le sac
gamma ray
evanescence

I'm all for Kaleo to win but i just want to give Sniffit some points. Battle Beast is solid cheese but I can dig it; this singer is the female Rob Halford and that's a great compliment I think! Evanescence is guaranteed bottom since I've heard it too often (it was good ten years ago lol), the rest at least is sort of new to me. Don't really know how to place the rest, so it's sort of the order from likeliest to least likely I would listen to it, I guess. It's all surprisingly good, though (except for whatever the hell that butchered Gamma Ray track was).
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Post by Joey » Thu Jun 02, 2016 3:50 am

oh i guess i didn't make it in in time?
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Re: WWN Song Contest! (Start Rating)

Post by Pkdragon » Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:01 am

post your song i will rate it
HPD wrote:You know the only thing on the agenda of the Squirtle Squad is pure, unadulterated chaos.

That, and watching Euros squirm.

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Post by Joey » Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:12 pm

i submitted "waterloo sunset" like a dick
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Re: WWN Song Contest! (Start Rating)

Post by MysteriousLad » Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:54 pm

I'll give everyone until this Saturday to post their ratings
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Post by Joey » Thu Jun 02, 2016 5:05 pm

btw my country was Yemen because the United States is currently funding Saudi Arabia bombing the crap out of it and nobody cares
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Post by Pkdragon » Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:22 pm

man it was hard to pick just one song

so many different angles i could have taken

and i went with "meme"

it's a shame that el cazador de la bruja's soundtrack was basically taken down by youtube, because it's fantastic, much better than the anime it's a soundtrack to, lol. probably would have done that if i could have.

i'll do my final ratings tonight or tomorrow- they've changed a good bit. that gamma ray mess is still bottom tho, i really don't get what happened there
HPD wrote:You know the only thing on the agenda of the Squirtle Squad is pure, unadulterated chaos.

That, and watching Euros squirm.

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Re: WWN Song Contest! (Start Rating)

Post by Dragonite » Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:43 am

Do you need to enter in order to rate?
At any rate I'm not sure if I will make it, I'm having a hectic time latley.

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Re: WWN Song Contest! (Start Rating)

Post by Joey » Fri Jun 03, 2016 5:10 am

So ML, you haven't really addressed it, was my entry too late, did Google Docs fudge up, what? I'm just curious.
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Re: WWN Song Contest! (Start Rating)

Post by Sven » Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:54 am

i think at some point he said googledocs went crazy for him

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