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Postby JEDM » Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:46 am

Polka Party! has the least amount of points. Imagine that.
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Postby kyky27 » Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:48 am

Yay! Running with Scissors! That's my favorite!!
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Postby Bruce the Duck » Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:23 pm

Interesting the way that shakes out. The bottom four albums are all among the poorest selling of his albums. I can't account for why "Dare to be Stupid" ranked so high, though. Personally, I find it to be a relatively weak album. I suppose it was saved by "Yoda" and OMM.
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Postby weird user » Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:44 am

I thought I'd make anothe rfun list. Here are the highest and lowest ranked songs frome ach album, and their numbers (I'll make note if they were tied with other songs).

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Highest-#38 Another One Rides the Bus
Lowest-#112 (tied) Mr. Frump in the Iron Lung

In 3-D
Highest-#11 Eat It
Lowest-#120 (tied) That Boy Could Dance

Dare to be Stupid
Highest-#3 Dare to be Stupid
Lowest-#116 (tied) I Want a New Duck and Slime Creatures from Outer Space

Polka Party
Highest-#12Dog Eat Dog
Lowest-#97Don't Wear Those Shoes

Even Worse
Highest-#13 Fat
Lowest-#128 (tied) Twister

UHF
Highest-#6 Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesoda
Lowest-#128 (tied) Attack of the Radioactive Hamsters from a Planet Near mars

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Highest-#1 Smells Like Nirvanna
Lowest-#124 (tied) Bite Me and When I Was Your Age

Alapalooza
Highest-#31 Frank's 2000'' TV
Lowest-#112 (tied) Traffic jam

Bad Hair Day
Highest-#3 Amish Paradise
Lowest-#123 Cavity Search

Running with Scissors
Hghest-#7 The Saga Begins
Lowest-#120 (tied) The Weird Al Show Theme

Poodle Hat
Highest-#14 Hardware Store
Lowest-#107 The Angry White Boy Polka

Straight Outta Lynnwood
Highest-#2 White and Nerdy
Lowest-#130 Polkarama

Interstingly,while Polka Party altogetehr got the least amount of points (when you add all songs up), that is the last studio album to have a song with lowest points (is what I'm saying making sense?). And the last album, Straight Outta Lynwwod, has the lowest-ranked song in the entire list.
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Postby anthontherun » Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:19 am

Excellent work, Dave! :bigups: Would you mind PMing me my list just so I can see exactly what my tally was? TIA!

And could somebody post just a straightforward list of everything in order in one post?


Polka Party! has the least amount of points. Imagine that.



On paper, yeah, but it only has 10 songs on it, the least of any album. I'm not doing the math or anything, but its average would definitely topple the debut and possibly Alapalooza too. And add me as another "DTBS so high, really?" I've always thought that the highlights on that one were amazing but the other stuff was pretty forgettable.

Of the also-rans, "Buckingham Blues" was pretty close to making my list, and I'm a big fan of "The Check's in the Mail" and "Waffle King" too. I won't argue with the lack of "Harvey the Wonder Hamster" and "Let Me Be Your Hog," but I am surprised they didn't make the cut since I've always thought they were pretty popular. Oh well.
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Postby Elvis » Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:18 pm

anthontherun @ Aug 20 2008, 02:19 AM wrote:And could somebody post just a straightforward list of everything in order in one post?


Added it here.

Keir @ Aug 18 2008, 09:13 AM wrote:So it seems some people really did vote for CCT.  Are the points shown the actual points that it earned or did you just make that up?  How did you account for the "missing" points that were alotted to a fake song?  Or am I wrong and nobody really voted for it?


Nah, no one voted for it. There's a reason why I picked 269 points though. See if you can fiigure it out. ;)

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Postby Mashed Potato » Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:01 am

Elvis wrote:There's a reason why I picked 269 points though. See if you can fiigure it out.



9x6/2=27?
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Postby anthontherun » Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:12 am

For completeness' sake, here's what I had:

1. Albuquerque (8)
2. Smells Like Nirvana (1)
3. Good Old Days (20)
4. Dare To Be Stupid (3)
5. Headline News (27)
6. Biggest Ball Of Twine In Minnesota, The (6--exact, woo!)
7. My Baby's In Love With Eddie Vedder (25--pleasantly surprised that this one made it so high)
8. The Alternative Polka (43)
9. Why Does This Always Happen To Me (23)
10. Night Santa Went Crazy, The (45)
11. Generic Blues (84)
12. It's All About The Pentiums (9)
13. Traffic Jam (8--I was the only voter?)
14. Dog Eat Dog (12)
15. Trigger Happy (35--honestly didn't even remember picking it)
16. Spam (74)
17. The Plumbing Song (92)
18. Nature Trail To Hell (24)
19. Close But No Cigar (54)
20. I'll Be Mellow When I'm Dead (61)
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Postby Well, Well, Well » Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:34 am

anthontherun @ Aug 20 2008, 07:12 PM wrote:1. Albuquerque (8)


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Postby anthontherun » Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:39 am

I :blur: in' hate that smilie code.
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