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The League Of Extraordinary Tracks II: 6. NOT THAT ONE! – Poll
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It’s Week 6 of our second season and the theme this week is “NOT THAT ONE!” – you know these titles, but not these songs… Well, probably not.

Listen to the tracks over at the playlist post. Then vote below for UP TO FOUR favourites. But remember – you can only vote for tracks you didn’t know before the poll!

League Of Extraordinary Tracks S2E6: NOT THAT ONE!

Please pick up to FOUR of these tracks.


Spotify and YouTube playlists in the playlist post.

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The League Of Extraordinary Tracks II: 6. NOT THAT ONE! – Playlists
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We’re back with another round – 11 songs chosen by our players, and you get to listen and vote for your favourites. This is the playlist post – once you’ve played the tracks go check out the POLL POST.

The theme this time is a very fun one – “NOT THAT ONE!” – songs which have famous titles you might associate with a different track. But it’s not that track, and it’s nothing to do with that track. What is it? That’s why you’re listening!

You’re strongly advised to use the YouTube playlist this week – tracks 2, 3 and 11 on it aren’t on the Spotify one.

There is a Spotify one though!

Here’s our parade of doppelgangers.

  1. MACHINEHEART ft VANIC – “Circles”: A single on Columbia (2015)
  2. LIL KIM – “Fuck You”: From the Ms. G.O.A.T. mixtape (2008)
  3. TUB-THUMPER – “Kick Out The Jams”: A single on Alaska (1974)
  4. ERICK THE ARCHITECT ft LOYLE CARNER & FARR – “Let It Go”: From the Future Proof EP (2021)
  5. PLASTISCINES – “Loser”: From LP1 (2014)
  6. KATE DAVIS – “Monster Mash”: From Fish Bowl (2023)
  7. FATBACK BAND – “Night Fever”: From Night Fever (1976)
  8. BARBARA & ERNIE – “Play With Fire”: From Prelude To… (1971)
  9. LES RYTHMES DIGITALES – “Sometimes”: From Darkdancer (1999)
  10. LOVEBITES – “Stand And Deliver”: From Judgement Day (2023)
  11. SARAH WEBSTER FABIO – “Work It Out”: From Boss Soul (1972)

The League Of Extraordinary Tracks II: 5. 21st CENTURY CHRISTMAS – Results!
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We’re back! I was ill over December and into January with a bunch of viral and post-viral maladies which left me bedridden for quite a while and forced me to pare back all organised fun (and writing) to the minimum – basically getting up poll matches before returning to my fainting couch. The League was a sad casualty of this malaise.

But I am – touch wood – a good deal better, so we can restart and get stuck into the final 3 rounds of this season. Which is FINELY POISED, as you’ll see from the results below.

Not that the results of Round 5 were finely poised – far from it. THE SUPERIMPOSERS’ “Chasing Christmas” and Mighty Mark’s “What I Want For CHRISTMAS” were bunched up with the pack but still did enough to get bronze and silver respectively. But NICOLE ATKINS was way out in front with “Every Single Christmas”, a second dominant win in a row for player Mondosalvo!

The results shake up the leaderboard a bit – Joe Kay is now sole leader, but only by a single point ahead of Mondosalvo. Ed Still slips from 1st to 3rd but again, only by one point. Exciting stuff as we get stuck into Round 6, “NOT THAT ONE” (famous titles which aren’t the famous songs).

Round 7 will be a lead in to the Black Pop History Month 1978-1981 poll on Twitter – nominations for which are tomorrow (Sunday 14th) – our players will find 11 more new discoveries from the era for you…

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