[identity profile] katstevens.livejournal.com
"Wotcher [livejournal.com profile] poptimists!

I hope you all had a good larf with Heat #1, filled as it was with bloody smashing country delights plucked like a taut banjo string from the 2000-2005 decade polls. I know I did! I mean, I was blatantly born by then and everything! Strike a light!

It looks like me dear old mucker Carrie Underwood and her track 'Before He Cheats' was your favourite out of the bunch, closely followed by the Dixie Chicks, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley and the White Stripes. Top drawer mate! And there's even more diamond songs under the cut! In the meantime I'm off down the foot-long sub for a nice pint of mild. Laaahvly."


Cheers Taylor! As before, you can tick as many as you like! But please try and have a listen to the tracks you've not heard before (a Spotify playlist is at your disposal) The top five from each heat will go through into a final top ten next Wednesday.

Man the banjos! )
[identity profile] katstevens.livejournal.com
"Hello [livejournal.com profile] poptimists!

Yes, it's me, 51-year-old yoga fan Madonna! You may remember me from such videos as 'Don't Tell Me', via which I managed to make cowboy hats, spurred boots and treadmills popular in suburban UK towns for five glorious minutes in 2000! Well, at least it took off better than my Morticia cape from 'Frozen' that turned into a flock of crows.

ANYWAY as the only available ambassador between the not-so-foreign lands of POP and COUNTRY (Taylor Swift was busy shopping for dresses or something) I have been asked to introduce the first Poptimists Country Poll! A crack team of experts have been tirelessly working behind the scenes to sort the country wheat from the dance/indie/hiphop/RnB chaff and bring you the finest selection of hoedowns and heartbreak from 2000-2005 (i.e. stuff YOU LOT nominated for the decade polls).

Don't worry if you've not heard the majority of these - this is the perfect opportunity to dive headfirst into the best country tracks of the decade. There's a Spotify playlist here to start you off, and Youtube embeds in the comments are very welcome. Who knows? You might find something that knocks you for six. Happy ticking!"

Thanks for that, Madge. The rules are simple: two heats, tick as many as you like! Poll closes next Tuesday so you've got plenty of time to check out the tracks. The top five from each heat will go through into a final top ten ticky.

Autoharps at the ready! )

Remember there's loads more orgafun afoot! Angry Women Songs and the Pop World Cup both need your contributions too!
[identity profile] koganbot.livejournal.com
Miranda Lambert wins everything she can.

Nashville Scene Country Music Critics Poll

Mostly stupid essay by Geoffrey Himes, in which he congratulates us for not confirming someone else's worldview. Also seems not to have listened to "Before He Cheats."

List that points out, among other things, that the worst song on the Miranda Lambert album was once sung by Emmy Lou Harris.

Hurray, we don't like what they like!

The Scene claims that critics comments are in there somewhere, but I haven't found them yet.

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