Song Contest 113 (Entries due 12/18!)

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Post Post #0  (ISO)  » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:06 pm

Welcome to the One Hundred and Thirteenth Song Contest: A Friendly Non-Mob Establishment!

Submit your song via this FANCY FORM!


What is the MafiaScum Song Contest?

The MafiaScum Song Contest is a competition modeled after the annual Eurovision Song Contest. It's a means to gain exposure to new music through the tastes of your peers, like it or not. Those that enter must also vote for the people they are running against based on how much they like the songs. Everyone picks an alias in the form of a country (any one of your choosing) and sends in a song that they like in order to expose it to the other contestants. After voting, they are tallied in the thread and a winner is named. No matter who wins, everyone wins by gaining new knowledge of songs, artists, albums and genres of music in the process!

List of Previously Entered Songs

How to Participate in the Song Contest:

1. Find a song that you like on any internet medium that isn't restricted or private.

2. Submit it via the form linked above!

3. Wait until I reveal the entries. You may or may not be cut (as stated at the end of this post).

4. Once entries are revealed, you will rank your top 10 countries! You will do this via a Google Form link to be provided later. The point values are as follows:

12 points - 1st
10 - 2nd
8 - 3rd
7 - 4th
6 - 5st
5 - 6th
4 - 7th
3 - 8th
2 - 9th
1 - 10th


Please rate fairly by giving all countries a listen. You may not vote for yourself. Everyone, regardless of entry or cut status, may vote, so you can still participate even if you chose not to enter or if you got cut! However, if those that entered and are accepted do not vote, they will get a 20 point penalty and be banned from entering in the next contest, so please consider that before entering.

5. Wait for results. It's that simple!

What entries are/aren't allowed?

In order to eliminate bias, certain entries based on previous performance are banned. After dozens of contests and a following of a vague "Code of Ethics" by the Song Contest population, there have been so many entries that a rule system is now in place as to what can and cannot be entered. Please refer to the list of entered songs linked above and CTRL+F your artist AND song name to make sure it isn't included in the following list.

What isn't allowed?

-You cannot enter an artist that has won ANY contest in the past, no matter how far away that contest is.
-You cannot enter an artist that has been entered in the last 15 contests.
-You cannot enter a song that has been entered before, regardless of placement. (You can enter a cover or different version of that song.) For example: You cannot enter in "Seven Nation Army" by The White Stripes, but you can enter in "The Hardest Button to Button" by The White Stripes.
-You cannot enter an artist that has gotten Top 3 in both a Song Contest and a Battle of the Best. For example: You may not enter anything by the Doves, as they got 2nd in both a BotB AND the Song Contest they were featured in.
-You cannot enter something that is not a "song". We generally interpret this term very loosely, but here are some examples:

Things considered a song: Anything created with an actual artist and song title that is INTENDED for the listener, even if it's painful to listen or even if there's nothing included (Examples: Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit, Eminem - Lose Yourself, Barney - I Love You, John Cage - 4'33, Sunn 0))) - 0))) Bow 1, etc.)

Things not considered a song: Anything without an artist or title, a video clip of something random, a comedy routine (unless it's an actual song a la Stephen Lynch), a large square wave, an animal barking, total silence not being attributed to an artist, etc. (Examples: A clip of Louis CK's Shameless, an ibex screeching, a clip of a game show, a clip of someone screaming, etc.)

I will let you know if your entry does not meet the criteria of a "song," but it should be fairly obvious.

What IS allowed, then?

-You can enter an artist that has gotten 2nd or lower at least 15 contests ago, as long as you do not repeat a song.
-You can enter an artist that got Top 3 in either a Song Contest or a Battle of the Best. As stated previously, it cannot have gotten top 3 in BOTH.
-You can enter a different version of a song entered before, such as a cover (or the original if the cover was entered first). For example, Johnny Cash's "Hurt" has already been entered, but you can still enter Nine Inch Nails' "Hurt".

Other than that, you're good! If your entry violates one of these rules, you'll have until the deadline to fix it or we reserve the right to deny your entry (as if you haven't entered one at all) due to time constraints.

Reserved Countries
Bhutan
Burkina Faso
Central African Republic
China
Egypt
Greece
Guatemala
Hong Kong
Iceland
India
Italy
Latvia
Macau
Slovenia
South Korea
United Kingdom
USA
Wales
Zimbabwe



Deadline for entries is 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Monday, December 18.


If we get more than 26 entries, the 26 participants in the competition will be decided based on the following criteria:

1. First-time entrants

2. Last winner (xRECKONERx)

3. Current Song Contest Team (toolenduso and JurgenVW)

4. Any entrant who was cut in the period of the last 3 contests (except those cut for not voting) and has not used their guaranteed bid.
3 Contests remaining: Nobody!
2 Contests remaining: Nobody!
1 Contest remaining: Plotinus, TisSkill

5. Everyone else

Anyone who does not make the cut is guaranteed a spot in one of the next 3 contests.

The following people will be ineligible to enter for not voting in SC112: Pala

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Post Post #1  (ISO)  » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:06 pm

~Reserved for entries~

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Post Post #2  (ISO)  » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:19 pm

i dunno if i'll enter pop stuff again i was planning on sending lorde as my third one :V
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Post Post #3  (ISO)  » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:54 pm

submit'd

im back bitches

with more good tunes than ever before!!! i got a whole fuckin backload of shit!!!
uhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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Post Post #4  (ISO)  » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:06 am

I entered these guys forever ago, but this is probably my favorite pop song from 2017 so I'm giving myself a pass for re-entering someone ive already entered.
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Post Post #5  (ISO)  » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:10 am

Here ego here ego here ego
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Post Post #6  (ISO)  » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:34 am

I'm sad I can't enter Wednesday Campenella again
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Post Post #7  (ISO)  » Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:26 am

Gonna try top 10, even if I have to submit a song that's just whispering.
*ignored*

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Post Post #8  (ISO)  » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:00 am

In post 6, Panzerjager wrote:I'm sad I can't enter Wednesday Campenella again

i've been listening to some of their stuff and loving the shit out of it - anything in particular you recommend?
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Post Post #9  (ISO)  » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:05 am

In post 7, Creature wrote:Gonna try top 10, even if I have to submit a song that's just whispering.

this will not get you top 10
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Post Post #10  (ISO)  » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:06 am

unless it's really good whispering
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Post Post #11  (ISO)  » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:51 am

hmm
As the last rays of sunlight fade, one killer chases another through the tangled madness of the city.
A flash of steel announces the presence of his quarry.
The stage is set.
The night explodes.

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Post Post #12  (ISO)  » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:49 pm

I entered a good song by a good band that never got the recognition it deserved imo.

Also, some items from last contest...

Congrats, Reck!

In post 74, Panzerjager wrote:Iraq: I really appreciate you. This gets a nostalgia 12. I saw this guy do this whole concept album/musical live at a shitty venue for like 5 bucks and then he played jub jub birds and yeah man. It was dope and I really appreciate that someone is either still appreciating this or newly appreciating it so thank you for reminding me that Razia's Shadow exist. I tried to do this a week ago, but I noticed this song and just listened to all of Razia's shadow instead of doing the SC.


I appreciate you too Panzer!

And if anybody liked what I entered from Forgive Durden, I would definitely recommend listening to the rest of the album. It's a whole, cohesive story conveyed in the style of a musical (it was written and recorded as an album long before it was ever staged, though). Lots of great guest vocals on the album (Casey Crescenzo from The Dear Hunter, Brendon Urie from Panic at the Disco, Aaron Weiss from mewithoutyou, Max Bemis from Say Anything) and yes it does get a bit cheesy at parts but overall it's quite well done.
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Post Post #13  (ISO)  » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:57 pm

^The album is called Razia's Shadow. Left that part out somehow.
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Post Post #14  (ISO)  » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:20 pm

I listened to it last night, was bugged by how the album was two stories that were only loosely connected and didn't like the goofier songs much but it was overall pretty decent, I think you picked the best track though and even then I didn't love that one :V
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Post Post #15  (ISO)  » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:23 pm

haha itb ad
uhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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Post Post #16  (ISO)  » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:12 pm

I can't wait for everyone to poop on my submission again
I'm just somebody that you used to know.

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Post Post #17  (ISO)  » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:25 pm

Whoops, meant to post this in this thread:

In post 93, toolenduso wrote:Also, I finally updated my youtube playlist of all-time song contest faves and realized that SC112 was one of my favorite contests in a while.
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Post Post #18  (ISO)  » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:11 pm

In post 8, Nachomamma8 wrote:
In post 6, Panzerjager wrote:I'm sad I can't enter Wednesday Campenella again

i've been listening to some of their stuff and loving the shit out of it - anything in particular you recommend?

I recommend watching the music video for Aladdin. Ikkyu-San is good. The Zipang album might be my fav.
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Post Post #19  (ISO)  » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:40 pm

Got a couple entries lined up hurrah


not submitting this even though I really want to
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Post Post #20  (ISO)  » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:28 pm

let's get 26 entries this time guys
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Post Post #21  (ISO)  » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:28 am

we should do contests with special restrictions

like

african contest

jazz contest

electronic contest

etc
uhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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Post Post #22  (ISO)  » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:59 am

no
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Post Post #23  (ISO)  » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:51 am

thats because you only listen to metal

expand yr boundaries
uhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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Post Post #24  (ISO)  » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:16 am

i have submitted electronic & pop stuff in the last two contests, but ok
a themed contest is bad because it will severely lack variety and get boring really quickly
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