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Old 26-03-2018, 08:43 AM   #1
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Song to Vote for to Include in Earworm Tabletop Game?

So Iím pumped for the tabletop music-performing-but-no-singing-allowed game Earworm which is currently an open campaign on Kickstarter:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...s-rockin-party

There arenít any songs yet though from Muse in it. For shame. The developers did though reserve several slots for backers to vote in songs and I could use some help in picking which to push there. I donít listen to Spotify or anything like that so have no idea which Muse songs are widely popular or recognized so have no idea which would have a decent chance at getting voted in. All I know is I would feel bad if Starlight or Undisclosed Desires got in since those are pretty much the only two of theirs that I hate.

From a performability and distinguishabilty perspective Iíd be happy to see any of the following listed songs make it into the game, but which could win a vote?

Sunburn
Muscle Museum
New Born
Space Dementia
Plug in Baby
Citizen Erased
Micro Cuts
Screenager
Dark Shines
Megalomania
Time is Running Out
Sing for Absolution
Stockholm Syndrome (though far from my favorite)
Hysteria
Endlessly
Thoughts of a Dying Atheist
City of Delusion
Hoodoo (may be too hard?)
Knights of Cydonia
Uprising
Resistance
United States of Eurasia
Unnatural Selection
MK Ultra
I Belong to You
Supremacy
Survival
Follow Me
Unsustainable / Isolated System
Reapers
The Handler
The Globalist
Thought Contageon (but possibly too generic sounding)
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Old 26-03-2018, 01:23 PM   #2
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Just taking a look at this game you're talking about, isn't the premise that they're songs that anyone should recognize, not stuff only hardcore fans of one particular band would know?
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Old 27-03-2018, 06:00 PM   #3
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Yes. Thatís why I need help.
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Old 27-03-2018, 06:14 PM   #4
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PIB, Knights, Hysteria, Supermassive, Starlight, TIRO + Uprising are the only ones I think you could reasonably expect your average joe to know. Maybe Psycho.
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Old 27-03-2018, 09:53 PM   #5
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Yes. Thatís why I need help.
To go against the entire premise of the game? I'm confused.
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Old 28-03-2018, 07:25 AM   #6
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To go against the entire premise of the game? I'm confused.
Because I am far from an average music listener so have no idea what others know. Most of my music is classical and is supplemented only by classic rock and a few very particular current bands like Muse.

Thanks Jobby! Exactly the kind of answer I need.
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Old 28-03-2018, 06:34 PM   #7
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PIB, Knights, Hysteria, Supermassive, Starlight, TIRO + Uprising are the only ones I think you could reasonably expect your average joe to know. Maybe Psycho.
I would honestly narrow it down to Starlight and Uprising.
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Old 29-03-2018, 06:38 PM   #8
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Interesting, I would never have guessed those two are the most well known. They're certainly not the most interesting of that subset.

Anyway, here's what I posted on their comments yesterday:

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Okay, paring back my March 20 list to comply with the new 3-songs-per-backer limit so my suggestions appear in the subsequent polls....

I propose a strange arrangement, and a simple alternative.

First the strange:

I am going to name three Muse songs, three I think would fit into the game well. By putting three names I hope to elicit votes for Muse who might not choose their music if I pick a single particular song of theirs voters donít like. But by offering three songs by one band I almost certainly make it less likely that any one of them will obtain enough votes to win a slot. Therefore, consider the following: in tallying the votes for three Muse songs, add the three totals together as ďmost popular Muse songĒ and then score that total for whichever of the three received the most votes of those three. Doing this would be like a runoff election held simultaneously with a general election.

If that method is acceptable then please add the following three songs to the voting options:

Muse - Plug in Baby
Muse - Knights of Cydonia
Muse - Uprising


The simple alternate:

However, if youíd rather not do that because itís too complicated or perceived as being unfair to the other songs then instead I want to only add one song to the list so as not to dilute its chances. That song:

Muse - Knights of Cydonia

(Yes Iím aware another commenter suggested Starlight and itís in the vote list. I can never vote for that one.)
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For most modern artists, song popularity is based on mainstream appeal, and to appeal to as large of a group as possible the song needs to be catchy but still fit within the same pattern as the rest.

I am not trying to be mean when I say this, but I find it quite strange that you claim to have no idea what popular music is. Do you never come into contact with the radio? Or YouTube? Or media news? Or do you just avoid all of it?
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I use YouTube a lot but when I use it for music, it's for music I already know. Radio: NPR and classical. Media news? Nope.
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