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"More than a place, the Shady Dell was and will forever remain a state of mind." - Shady Del Knight
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Friday, August 23, 2013

Version Sacrifice! Witch Will Win When Cool Covers Clash with Killer Klassics?


The moment I heard 

"My Sharona"

I knew disco was dead.


(Scene from 1994 movie Reality Bites)




When I got The Knack in the summer of 1979,
I reacted the same way Winona Ryder and
her friends did, with excitement and giddy
anticipation of the New Wave that was
coming in the next decade. The American
New Wave band Blondie had already signaled
the big change a few months earlier with their
album Parallel Lines and chart topping hit
"Heart of Glass," a reworked disco song
first recorded in 1975.

Iconic songs like "My Sharona" are typically
covered by other artists and today I'd like you
to pick the winners in a Battle of the Bands
competition. Help me decide which is the best
version of three different recorded songs.

Please, ladies and gentlemen... 

NO WAGERING!


 THE KNACK 


Let's begin with the full length, HQ sound version
of The Knack's monster hit, "My Sharona" which 
spent 6 weeks at #1 on the chart and was voted 
Billboard's Single of the Year for 1979.

"My Sharona" - The Knack 
(August 1979, highest chart position #1)




 WEIRD AL YANKOVIC 

Weird Al Yankovich lunched launched his career
with a "My Sharona" parody called "My Bologna."

"My Bologna" - Weird Al Yankovic 
(single released Christmas 1979)




 PINK CREAM 69 

Now let's hear the version recorded in 2004 by
Pink Cream 69, the German hard rock/heavy metal
band I introduced earlier this year in my enormously
popular :) First Annual Shady Awards series.

"My Sharona" - Pink Cream 69 
(from 2004 album Thunderdome)




 THE GUESS WHO 

This super group started out as a band called
Chad Allan & the Expressions and blew me away
with "Shakin' All Over," a single that made my
list of The Most Exciting Records Ever Made!


The Canadian band achieved international success
as The Guess Who and in 1970 gave us the #1 smash
"American Woman." Here's the full length album version:

"American Woman" - The Guess Who 
(June 1970, highest chart position #1)




 KROKUS 

Now let's listen to the fine cover recorded in
the early 80s by Krokus, the Swiss hard rock and
heavy metal band that was also featured in my
wildly successful :) Shady Awards presentation.

"American Woman" - Krokus 
(from 1982 album One Vice at a Time)




 LENNY KRAVITZ 

Grammy award winning singer/songwriter Lenny Kravitz
covered The Guess Who's "American Woman" on the
soundtrack of Mike Myers' 1999 movie sequel
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.

"American Woman" - Lenny Kravitz 
(June 1999, highest chart position #49, 
from Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.)




 BLONDIE 

I mentioned earlier that the fresh new sound of
Debbie Harry's band Blondie set the stage in 1979
for a pop music revolution in the New Wave 80s.


Blondie followed the breakthrough success of
"Heart of Glass" with another #1 hit, the theme
from the 1980 Richard Gere film American Giggolo.

"Call Me" - Blondie 
(Feb./Mar. 1980, highest chart position #1, 
from American Giggolo soundtrack)





 IN THIS MOMENT 

I now present my Pick to Click for the entire post,
a band that I am totally sold on...
a band upon which I am totally sold...

I LOVE THIS BAND!


The Los Angeles heavy metal band In This Moment,
featuring the naughty and nice Maria Brink on lead
vocals, is an act that clearly has a sense of humor.
You can tell they have fun making music and videos.


To borrow lyrics from a Rick James song, Maria is
the kind you don't take home to mother, and in
this sensational cover of "Call Me," blondie Maria
takes us to the Brink, positioning herself as the
Debbie Harry of the new metal millennium.
If I had it to do over I would name this
one the Video of the Year!

"Call Me" - In This Moment 
(June 2009, from The Dream 
- The Ultra Violet Edition)




Okay, cast your votes! 

 Which version of each of the three songs 
did you enjoy most? All of the above? 
None of the above? Did Weird Al meat 
your expectations with "My Bologna"?
Is "Bologna" the wiener or the wurst? 
 There's a lot at steak so don't be
chicken. Vote now.  If you don't
vote, you have no right to beef.

Have a Shady day!

39 comments:

  1. Oh no! Blogger ate my very long comment!

    I will sum it up by saying I still have that Knack album somewhere. The originals are my faves, but of the others, I also like Pink Creams, Lenny Kravitz, and In This Moment.

    Thank you for the fun of remembering when these songs first came out, and the delight of hearing the different versions of them. Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Hi, Shelly! I'm sorry the dog ate your homework, dear friend! :) Hey, I'm very happy that you came over in the pre-dawn darkness and got your eyes opened for the day listening to my version sacrifice. I think all these renditions are exciting. I'm especially pleased that you named In This Moment because I can't say enough about the exciting band fronted by that good witch, Maria Brink.

      Thank you very much for coming, dear friend Shelly, and have a great weekend!

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  2. Hi dear Shadykins ! I have always liked Debbie Harry, and especially Heart of Glass. Also enjoyed Call Me although I had never heard the song before. Also liked the Lenny Kravitz one. Am I allowed to say that there are some images there today that I'm sure our friend Odie would enjoy?! Have a good weekend my friend.

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    1. Hallo, dear Thisisme! Golly, I didn't know Odie was a fan of Richard Gere! (LOL) If you never heard the Blondie recording "Call Me" before then you must not have seen the movie American Gigolo either. Both were big on this side of the pond.

      Isn't that a remarkable video produced for the Lenny Kravitz version of "American Woman"? It includes just about every famous and powerful American woman you could think of.

      Thank you very much for popping in to look, listen and learn, dear friend Thisisme. Please take good care of yourself and have a wonderful weekend!

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  3. I have to admit that when the "70s came along music, at least in part, became songs from Sesame Street and such as I started having kids, so I was surprised that I knew more of these songs than I expected to. It was fun listening to them, but I can't really pick favorites.....you can call me "chicken", but I won't "beef".

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    1. Hello, dear Jeanie! Thanks so much for coming by and for putting up with my bad puns. Maybe this post should have included a little Meat Loaf! :)

      Yessum, there's an original recording here from the start of the 70s, one from the end of the decade and a third from the start of the 80s, and it is nice to know you remembered them.

      Even though you chose not to exercise your right to vote, I am very happy to see you, dear friend, and glad to know you had some fun over here. Have a safe and happy weekend, dear Jeanie!

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  4. With 1% of the precincts reporting, it's time to check the tote board, gang.

    THE KNACK: 1
    WEIRD AL YANKOVIC: 0
    PINK CREAM 69: 1
    THE GUESS WHO: 1
    KROKUS: 0
    LENNY KRAVITZ: 2
    BLONDIE: 2
    IN THIS MOMENT: 1

    Don't let your meat loaf. Vote now!

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  5. i am such a snob for the origionals of many songs, but i did like Pink Cream 69's cover of my sharona.
    Thanks for this audibly interesting and fun post!

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    1. Happy Saturday afternoon to you, dear Catherine! It's exciting that you gave a thumbs up to the Pink Cream 69 rendition of "Sharona." May I assume you were not quite as thrilled with Weird Al's "My Bologna"? :)

      It's such a treat for me whenever you pop in, dear friend, and I thank you very much for coming. I hope your weekend is off to a fine start, dear Cat!

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  6. I've been meaning to re-watch Reality Bites recently and this has only increased that desire! I have to say I was a fan of Lenny Kravitz's American Woman when it was released, but the ultimate version is Kevin Spacey singing along to it in American Beauty! :)

    Hope you're having a great weekend Tom!

    Emma x

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    1. Hello again, dear Emma! I'm having a swell weekend, my good friend, and I hope you and Donnacha are, too. I just went to YouTube and refreshed my memory about the Kevin Spacey sing-along version of "American Woman." It is a great scene.

      Thank you very much for swinging over for a visit, dear Emma. Have a super Sunday and a safe and happy week ahead!

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  7. My Sharona: the original version please!
    American Woman: Lenny Kravitz (although this choice may be from hearing The Guess Who version over and over on the way up to San Luis Obispo last weekend. The mister seems to like that CD. A lot.
    Call Me: Toss up between the original and In This Moment. Hard to find anything wrong with either. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Hello, dear karen! I'm stunned! Somehow I actually got you to like a heavy metal band! I knew all along that Shady is a bad influence on you. :) I will admit that the performance of "Call Me" by In This Moment is atypical for the band. 99% of their material is much harder and heavier and laced with screaming and death growls. From what I've learned they chose to cover Blondie's New Wave pop song and elected to go with "clean" rather than "harsh" vocals as a way of letting heavy metal purists know that they shouldn't be too rigid in their thinking and take themselves too seriously.

      I know how it is when you have to listen to someone else favorite CD's or mix tapes on a long trip. It becomes a torture test. That wouldn't have happened if L had played his cherished copy of Kiss Destroys Anaheim nonstop! :)

      Thank you for coming over to Rock the Vote, dear friend karen, and have a great Sunday!

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  8. I don't think you could ever beat the original version - The Knack rocks!

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    1. Hi, Amy! I find it hard to believe the unanimous choice among my readers isn't the brilliant accordion classic "My Bologna" by Weird Al Yankovic! :)

      Your vote is recorded, dear friend Amy. Thank you very much for coming all the way from New Zealand to have some fun with me. Happy Monday to you, have a wonderful week ahead and please come again soon!

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  9. With 29% of the precincts reporting, it's once again time to check the tote board.

    THE KNACK: 3
    WEIRD AL YANKOVIC: 0
    PINK CREAM 69: 2
    THE GUESS WHO: 1
    KROKUS: 0
    LENNY KRAVITZ: 3
    BLONDIE: 3
    IN THIS MOMENT: 2
    KEVIN SPACEY (write-in) 1

    Don't let your meat loaf. Vote now!

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  10. Hi Shady, sorry I'm so late. It's been a long weekend ...anyway, I so, still love Blondie! 'Call Me, Heart of Glass', all of her stuff is great! I believe she was the early 'rapper'! But, your girl, Maria with In This Moment did a real superb job with 'Call Me'-thumbs up to her and the group.

    Haha, Weird Al-he is a character, and, I always had fun listening to him- but I prefer the real My Sharona, in fact, I get to hear that song frequently on the oldies station I listen to. What an upbeat/wake-me-up song!

    Well, who can do 'American Woman' better than the Guess Who? Why Lenny Kravitz almost can! Again, he is superb with his cover of this song. And, I loved the video! The video of Kravitz doing 'American Woman' was the first I ever saw of him, and I was sold...or bought?

    And, you ask...which version do we like best? Blondie, of course, The Guess Who, and, my favorite tune in your lineup, My Sharona by The Knack!

    Again, I'm so sorry for being so late. I did come by on Friday nite, but didn't get to stop. Hope your weekend has been great...too hot here for comfort-ready for some rain and snow, lol! Don't tell Thisisme, tho! Have a wonderful week, Mr. Knight-see you soon! ♫

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    1. Hi there, Suzanne! You didn't mention the little guy so I'm guessing you were Scootieless this weekend. :) I'm happy to see you, dear friend.

      I thought for a MINUTE you were casting your vote for In This MOMENT, but wait a SECOND, not this TIME. :)

      "My Bologna" is fresh from the Shady Deli and I was hoping it would leave you hungry for more. Couldn't sink your teeth into it? :)

      My property is still partially flooded thanks to daily downpours. On top of that, we are heading into the heart of the hurricane season and Africa is starting to blow smoke rings across the Atlantic toward us. Wish me luck!

      Okay then, dear Suzanne, it looks like you went with the original versions of all three songs. Your selections have been recorded and I thank you for swinging over to SDM&M to Rock the Vote. Have a safe and happy week ahead, dear friend Suzanne!

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  11. With 42% of the precincts reporting, the race is still too close to call. Let's have a look at the tote board.

    THE KNACK: 4
    WEIRD AL YANKOVIC: 0
    PINK CREAM 69: 2
    THE GUESS WHO: 2
    KROKUS: 0
    LENNY KRAVITZ: 3
    BLONDIE: 4
    IN THIS MOMENT: 2
    KEVIN SPACEY (write-in) 1

    Don't let your meat loaf. Vote now!

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  12. Hi Shady,

    I wanted to take the poll, so here are my opinions:

    Although the band's name is just too much, I have to go with Pink Cream 69 for my first choice for Sharona, maybe because it was fresh and new (to me)! Weird Al comes in dead last in my book, not that I don't have a sense of humor but, I never really liked any of his parody versions (after hearing them more than once). I guess not many people do/did. My son, Brandon sat near him on a flight a couple weeks ago--in the cheap seats!!!! LOL!

    As far as American Woman, I really enjoyed all versions and it's hard to pick a first place but here goes:
    1st, Lenny K
    2nd, Guess who
    3rd, Krokus
    tough one , though!

    "Call Me" was a toss up , too! But, if I have to pick, I'll have to go w/ the classic Blondie. I really did like "In this moment" especially the in sync head banging /hair swishing guitarists in the background! I thought Maria Brink had a great voice, too!

    Love of those "Shady" puns, too!

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    1. Hi, Toni! I think it's great that you kept an open mind and appreciated the PC69 rendition of "Sharona."

      Poor Weird Al! Nobody seems to like his squeeze box classic "My Bologna," the song ranked #1 on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. :) Yessum, Weird Al is now more popular than the Beatles and Elvis put together!

      Lenny K. seems to be pulling away in his race against The Guess Who and Krokus. Thanks to your vote, Debbie Harry is also expanding her lead over Maria Brink. I am glad, however, that you enjoyed the band In This Moment.

      Your votes have been recorded, dear friend Toni. Thank you very much for reporting in and stay tuned to SDMM for the best, fastest and most accurate coverage of these exciting races!

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  13. With 57% of the precincts reporting, trends are becoming more obvious but the race is still too close to call. Let's check the tote board.

    THE KNACK: 4
    WEIRD AL YANKOVIC: 0
    PINK CREAM 69: 3
    THE GUESS WHO: 2
    KROKUS: 0
    LENNY KRAVITZ: 4
    BLONDIE: 5
    IN THIS MOMENT: 2
    KEVIN SPACEY (write-in) 1

    Don't let your meat loaf. Vote now!

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  14. Kathleen Mae SchneiderAugust 26, 2013 at 12:53 PM

    Even with my background in vastly different "long-hair" music, I enjoyed all of these songs, mostly for their infectious beat and great melody. When I heard "My Sharona" (the first time ever), the hypnotic drum in the beginning and even throughout the song reminded me of Robert Palmer's "Simply Irresistible" and "Addicted to Love", but they seem tame compared to these! I liked The Knack best probably because it was the first one I heard and it was their invention.

    My vote goes to the Guess Who's version of "American Woman" because of the improvisation in the middle and the cleaner sound overall.

    Blondie can't be topped in my book. I love Debbie Harry's voice and any of her songs. It was such an original sound for the time. I'd have to let In This Moment "grow on me" for awhile. Krokus is also a bit much. I have to ease into this gradually! Pink Cream is somewhere in the middle.

    As for poor Al, he does try, doesn't he? No one voted for him, but I think he's probably laughing all the way to the bank. He's in a class all by himself!!

    These are all great picks guaranteed to stay with me for a long time!

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    1. Hello, dear Kathleen! You've got the Knack for writing great comments, dear friend, and I thank you for being here at this pivotal moment in our nation's history. Never before has it been so important to cast your ballot for the band of your choice. Please keep in mind that your vote DOES count!

      The votes are being tabulated here in Florida and I can assure you that everything is going smoothly so far. I have not encountered a single hanging chad, only an occasional dangling participle. :)

      Aha! I know why you picked the Knack's version of "My Sharona." It's because of the scene from Reality Bites, which enabled you to imagine how Allie Brown must have looked dancing in a convenience store! :)

      Am I to understand that you are not willing to take any baloney from Weird Al (or from Shady)?

      It's interesting that you were drawn to the clean sound of The Guess Who. I'm going through a heavy metal phase and craving distortion, screaming, growling, etc. I'm sure it will pass.

      Thank you very much for your comments, dear friend Kathleen. Now, stay glued to my exclusive live continuing coverage of "Decision 2013." The winners of these three crucial races could be announced at any moment - just not In This Moment! :)

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  15. Here are my picks and why:

    Pink Cream had the most interesting guitar fills and had a nice hard edge to it.

    The most interesting part of My Bologna was the belch. If he could have made it last for another minute and 30 seconds he would have gotten my vote...

    The classic bluesy acoustic first part of American Woman by the Guess Who is the part I liked best, and their version of the second part as well. Krokus has too much distortion and Lenny Kravitz is too "vanilla".

    Blondie's "Call Me" has no rival.

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    1. Hey hey hey, Bob! I'm delighted to have you over for a visit, my friend!

      I'm happy to know you enjoyed the edgy sound of Pink Cream 69. I certainly do and that's why I included the band on the ballot.

      Boo-hoo! Another swing and a miss for Weird Al. I must admit that "My Bologna" does not rank up there with his greatest parodies like "Addicted to Spuds" (which Kathleen might like), "Eat It," "Girls Just Want To Have Lunch," "I Lost on Jeopardy" and "Like a Surgeon."

      Good for you for mentioning the Guess Who's original long version of "American Woman" which isn't played very often on oldies radio.

      Okay then, good buddy, I'll get your votes into the system and I thank you very much for participating. You are always welcome here at SDM&M, Bob, and I hope to see you again soon. Take care!

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  16. Welcome back to our continuing live coverage of Decision 2013. With 66% of the precincts reporting, it's time to check the tote board. As you can see, two of the races have tightened up while the outcome of the third might soon be decided.

    THE KNACK: 5
    WEIRD AL YANKOVIC: 0
    PINK CREAM 69: 4
    THE GUESS WHO: 4
    KROKUS: 0
    LENNY KRAVITZ: 4
    BLONDIE: 7
    IN THIS MOMENT: 2
    KEVIN SPACEY (write-in) 1

    Don't let your meat loaf. Vote now!

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  17. I almost forgot that I am entitled to vote. The right to vote is a privilege and therefore I will now step up to the plate, do my duty and voice my choice.

    While Weird Al is a sentimental favorite, I admit that I'm in a metal mood these days. For that reason I join Bob and others in voting for Pink Cream 69's rousing rendition of "My Sharona."

    Metal mania is also responsible for my selection of Krokus as the band with the best version of "American Woman."

    In my humble opinion and in the opinion of many YouTubers, Maria Brink's interpretation of "Call Me" is definitive, replacing the original by Deborah Harry. In This Moment is currently my favorite band - 100% pure adrenaline, and I proudly give them my vote.

    As you can see, I voted a straight Heavy Metal ticket. Will it be enough to tip the scale? We shall see. I don't smell any victory cigars burning just yet.

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  18. It's 8 pm on the East Coast and you're following SDMM's live coverage of Decision 2013.

    With 74% of the precincts now reporting, we have breaking news from the campaign headquarters of Weird Al Yankovic. Running a distant third in his race, Yankovic minutes ago made his concession speech to a room filled with long faced fans and has thrown his support behind Pink Cream 69.

    Trailing to Blondie by a 7 to 3 margin, the Maria Brink led band In This Moment is not yet ready to concede and has vowed to fight on. The polls remain open until 2 am Pacific time Thursday, so an upset in the "Call Me" race is still possible.

    Let's have a look at the tote board:

    THE KNACK: 5
    WEIRD AL YANKOVIC: 0
    PINK CREAM 69: 5
    THE GUESS WHO: 4
    KROKUS: 1
    LENNY KRAVITZ: 4
    BLONDIE: 7
    IN THIS MOMENT: 3
    KEVIN SPACEY (write-in) 1

    Don't let your meat loaf. Vote now!

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  19. "How you doin?"..imagine that with a Chi-town accent..I just got home from Chicago so I thought I'd throw that in! It was easier to do than sending you a deep dish pizza! You may hate me for this..but I laughed all through Weird Al..and I loved it! The Guess who..Blondie..that's all I've got for tonight! Glad I came by and I hope you're having a great week Tom!

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    1. How you doin', YaYa? I was wondering where you got to. If you left Eddy at home while you were in Chicago I'm sure he's dancing a jig tonight and very happy to see you again.

      Why would I hate you for voting your conscience and choosing "My Bologna"? I doubt that Weird Al can stage a comeback and engineer an upset at this point but at least he picked up one vote in the contest.

      I'm having a great week, dear friend. I'm amusing myself with this post, just acting silly, and it's fun to watch the lead changing hands in two of the three races.

      Thank you very much for making time to read, listen and vote, dear YaYa. Enjoy the rest of your week!

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  20. It's a little after 10 pm on the East Coast and with 82% of the precincts reporting, one of the races remains dead even and the lead has changed hands in another tight race.

    Here's the latest tally on the tote board:

    THE KNACK: 5
    WEIRD AL YANKOVIC: 1
    PINK CREAM 69: 5
    THE GUESS WHO: 5
    KROKUS: 1
    LENNY KRAVITZ: 4
    BLONDIE: 8
    IN THIS MOMENT: 3
    KEVIN SPACEY (write-in) 1

    Don't let your meat loaf. Vote now!

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  21. Hi Shady! Love the song 'My Sharona.' I liked Pink Cream's version the best because of the full background sound. The Knack is great also. Couldn't get it on your blog so I went to youtube and listened.

    Definitely like Lenny Kravitz the best for his version of 'American Woman'. It is really good.
    I choose 'In This Moment' for 'Call Me'. Blondie was good, but I like the latter one better.

    I love hearing different takes on a song. This was lots of fun. Love and hugs!

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    1. Hi, dear Belle! I'm so happy you made it here before the polls closed so that you could make your vote count. Naturally I enjoy all of the selections in this post but I am especially pleased with your picks. Pink Cream 69, Lenny Kravitz and In This Moment all add generous amounts of pizzazz while remaining faithful to the original recordings. I am delighted that you appreciated the song and video for "Call Me" by In This Moment, one of the leading bands in the enormously popular female-fronted heavy metal category.

      It's very kind of you to make time to stop by today, dear friend Belle. Enjoy the rest of your week and we will talk again soon, I'm sure. Love, hugs and blessings to you!

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  22. Coming up on 4:30 pm on the East Coast and with 93% of the precincts now reporting, all three races are still too close to call.

    In the race for best version of "Sharona," Pink Cream 69 enjoys a one vote lead over The Knack. In the "American Woman" race, it's a dead heat with the Guess Who and Lenny Kravitz tied at 5 votes apiece. The third race also remains undecided because it has tightened up in the last few minutes. In This Moment has gained some ground on Blondie but exit polls and demographic models of key precincts reveal that Maria Brink has an uphill battle in her effort to unseat the incumbent, Debbie Harry.

    Let's check the tote board:

    "MY SHARONA"

    THE KNACK: 5
    WEIRD AL YANKOVIC: 1
    PINK CREAM 69: 6


    'AMERICAN WOMAN"

    THE GUESS WHO: 5
    KROKUS: 1
    LENNY KRAVITZ: 5
    KEVIN SPACEY (write-in) 1


    "CALL ME"

    BLONDIE: 8
    IN THIS MOMENT: 4

    Don't let your meat loaf. Vote now!

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  23. Shady- I talked with Liz about My Sharona. She remembers that song very well. When I told her how I voted, she said that she loves the sound of just those few instruments in the original. That was one of her favorite things about it.

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    1. Hi again, dear Belle!

      Did Liz approach you outside the polling place and try to influence your vote? :) It's too late for her to pressure you now because your vote is already locked in! :)

      Okay then, since Liz is voting by proxy, I will record one extra vote for The Knack, making Decision 2013 the closest contest in recent memory.

      I'm always thrilled to hear from you, dear friend. I hope Liz is feeling better these days and that you and she are having some good times together. Enjoy your day and evening, Belle!

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  24. B U L L E T I N !

    From SDMM Command Central, this is a special Decision 2013 news bulletin. Approaching the 6 pm hour on the East Coast, we have a projected winner in the race for most popular version of "Call Me." With 98% of the precincts reporting, SDMM projects that the incumbent, Debbie Harry, will win the hard fought race, successfully holding off an aggressive challenge mounted by Maria Brink of In This Moment.

    In another new development within the past hour, The Knack has staged a late rally and the "Sharona" race is one again tied along with the "American Woman" contest.

    Let's check the tote board:

    "MY SHARONA"

    THE KNACK: 6
    WEIRD AL YANKOVIC: 1
    PINK CREAM 69: 6


    'AMERICAN WOMAN"

    THE GUESS WHO: 5
    KROKUS: 1
    LENNY KRAVITZ: 5
    KEVIN SPACEY (write-in) 1


    "CALL ME"

    PROJECTED WINNER: Debbie Harry

    BLONDIE: 8
    IN THIS MOMENT: 4

    Don't let your meat loaf. Vote now!

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  25. It’s just after 7:15 am Eastern Time, the polls are closed and it’s time to look at the final vote count in Decision 2013.

    With 100% of the precincts reporting, two of the three contests ended in a tie. The Knack, the incumbent, and Pink Cream 69, the challenger, each received 6 votes in the battle to determine the most popular version of “My Sharona.”

    "MY SHARONA"

    THE KNACK: 6
    WEIRD AL YANKOVIC: 1
    PINK CREAM 69: 6

    In the “American Woman” race, the recording by incumbent band, The Guess Who, tied with the version by Lenny Kravitz at 5 votes apiece.

    “'AMERICAN WOMAN"

    THE GUESS WHO: 5
    KROKUS: 1
    LENNY KRAVITZ: 5
    KEVIN SPACEY (write-in) 1

    In the contest to determine the favorite version of “Call Me,” challenger Maria Brink of In This Moment waged a spirited campaign but fell short in her bid to unseat the incumbent Debbie Harry of Blondie.

    "CALL ME"

    WINNER: Debbie Harry

    BLONDIE: 8
    IN THIS MOMENT: 4

    That concludes our exclusive live coverage of Decision 2013. For my colleagues, Ball Park Frank, Johnsonville Brat and all of us here at SDMM Election Central, I’m Mutton Honey. Thank you very much for joining us and goodbye for now!

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