Democracy hasn’t had a great run of it in recent years but it can still deliver a result like this – a pair of B-Sides semi finals which give voters a window seat at the birth of Detroit Techno, Chicago House and Dancehall.

These will be the last set of Peoples Pop Polls before we move to the new site – there’s still the Final to come but I’ll run that on Twitter as I don’t want polls to be ongoing when the actual move starts.

There will be an exciting new destination (and URL) for People’s Pop and Freaky Trigger will go back to hosting everything I/we do that isn’t polls or Number 1 song reviews (yes, those will be back again).

Thanks for taking part – I’ve already learned plenty about how the new poll plug-in works and I’m looking forward to seeing you on the new, specially designed for polls, site next week for the opening matches of our charity pop poll.

OK, let’s do some polling…

1985 Semi-Final 1: Mr Fingers v Wayne Smith

MR FINGERS – “Mystery Of Love” (YouTube)

WAYNE SMITH – “Under Me Sleng Teng” (YouTube)

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1985 Semi-Final 2: Tenor Saw v Model 500

TENOR SAW – “Ring The Alarm” (YouTube)

MODEL 500 – “Night Drive (Time, Space, Transmat)” (YouTube)

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