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Emotional Music Battle

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After 3 votes the winner is ...
RationalMadman
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Category
Music
Time for argument
Two days
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Open voting
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Two weeks
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4,500
Required rating
1500
Contender / Con
Points: 1
Description
1 song per Round, vote on a combination of how good the songs are and how emotional they are etc.
Round 1
Published:
Vinnie Paz "Keep Movin' On" feat. Shara Worden - Official Video

He is speaking in first person but the song is about 3 different people he knows.
Published:
Beautiful emotional song, rest in peace Grimmie.

"Just A Dream" by Nelly - Sam Tsui & Christina Grimmie






Round 2
Published:
Sia - Bird Set Free

Much better if you have it a bit louder than you usually listen to music if it's in the background.

YT plain/official-still video for the audio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrT_0J6m6y8

Optional fan-made video that combines the film blood diamonds with this songs fantastically:

May be taken down for copyright, who knows...
Published:
I've got my own Sia song to counter yours ;)

"She Wolf" by Sia and David Guetta


Round 3
Published:
That's fine, I think mine's more emotional than yours but when it comes to rap you are miles behind me, or so I believe. ;)

NF - Therapy Session



Published:
This might actually be my favourite emotional song, airplanes by rapper B.o.B.

"Airplanes" by B.o.B and Hayley Williams




Round 4
Published:
When We Were Young - Adele

All relevant links: http://smarturl.it/nhspac1
In case that goes down or whatever, here's the YT, Spotify and iTunes:

YT: https://youtu.be/DDWKuo3gXMQ?t=42 - timestamped URL helps you skip the intro scene

The Spotify and iTunes refer to an 'original' that is as acoustic as the live performance, so I don't see the difference. She has removed the original from her YT to force you to get the iTunes or Spotify Premium etc. but has left up that live performance.
Published:
Adelle is an obvious choice, good pick. Adelle is the princess of emotional music, Lana Del Ray is the queen though.

"Hope is a Dangerous Thing" by Lana Del Ray







Round 5
Published:
I will just say I don't agree at all to you putting Adele beneath Lana Del Ray at emotional music but I concede it's a very subjective thing to rank.

Bugzy Malone - Run Ft. Rag'n'Bone Man

YT: https://youtu.be/otv0Ikaudp4?t=50 - timestamped like the last Round for the same reason.
Published:
"King" by Lauren Aquilina



Cheers for the battle Madman, let's have one on classical music at some point.
Added:
--> @Ramshutu
Fuck off. :)
Instigator
#12
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--> @PsychometricBrain
It’s on my list.
#11
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--> @SupaDudz, @Ramshutu
Would appreciate a vote from you guys, cheers.
Contender
#10
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--> @SupaDudz
Would appreciate a vote from you if you've got the time during exam season, you're probably the one that is the most interested in music on this website
Contender
#9
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--> @RationalMadman
A 6, it’s super catchy and the rap is good, but it’s too vulgar for my tastes, it’s not super emotional though either
#8
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--> @Speedrace
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnIVY8hvWqU
Madchild - Death Race
What would you rate this song in an emotional music battle?
Instigator
#7
Added:
--> @RationalMadman
I’ll do that later today
#6
Added:
--> @Speedrace
thanks for the vote (would enjoy you to vote on my acoustic music battle: https://www.debateart.com/debates/983)
I was aware there'd be three fundamental types of voter here (excluding trolls with sinister motive). You were one who went for the type of song and how it pleased your ears. The first song was specifically for a more emotional-music voter with enough to not hit me with a 1/10 for a music-taste voter.
The third type of voter would be a 'how amazing' the overall song is, in my opinion. You were a type 2. Type 1 would be an emotional depth voter.
Instigator
#5
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--> @RationalMadman
Let us hope the audience likes the songs of both of us.
Contender
#4
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--> @PsychometricBrain
good luck.
Instigator
#3
Added:
Oops, meant to write "Adele"
Contender
#2
Added:
Bump.
#1
#3
Criterion Pro Tie Con Points
Winner 1 point
Reason:
vinnie Paz: not quite my cup of tea. It was okay, but didn’t really resonate for me: 5
Bird set free: I quite like sia, but this is not really my favourite sia song by my means, nor is it as emotional as others. While it’s good, it’s still missing something on that chorus; 7
Therapy session: not a fan of rap, and again: not a genre that really resonates. I didn’t think this was as good as the VP one pro out in R1: 3.
When we were young: much better, but like the sia example, you could have picked so many better examples. This was good from Adele, but it wasn’t exactly rolling in the deep, or set fire to the rain. It was about the same for me as the sia example: 7
Run: better, loved the chorus, felt that it resonated a bit better than the other rap examples: 7
Total: 29
Just a dream: seemed pretty commercial emotional music. Nothing raised it up above average: 5
She wolf: you’d have gotten a 10 for titanium. This one is not nearly as good. I love the song, and think the lower pitch is key for sia to unlock more of an emotional range, so I still think this one was pretty good: 8
Airplanes: rap again. The chorus helped a little bit - but it’s on par with cons r1: 5
Hope - LDR: just a generally sad song, but nothing really lifted it out of the general sad feeling into a true great: 7
You can be king again: I quite liked this one, though I always like quirky soprano. Very much like the LDR example though, nothing lifted it above good into great: 7
Total: 32
29 vs 32 - goes to con.
#2
Criterion Pro Tie Con Points
Winner 1 point
Reason:
Winner songs in this came down to lana del rey and NF. NF shot it out of the building bc of one line in the song. Paraphrasing "I can see the tears in my crowds eyes" ... As in he understands the feels other people get from music. That was a deep line and sick beat. I only disliked the choruses/bridges, but they were short so that was cool. Lana was good too, but since this is subjective.. she didn't win this time around. She's a different type of feel that i'm not feeling right now... but a very good pick.
#1
Criterion Pro Tie Con Points
Winner 1 point
Reason:
10 - adding it to my playlist
1 - Just leave please
Pro
R1 I like the music but I don’t like that guy’s voice, the rap isn’t bad though, 6
R2 I like the music, she has a nice voice too, not the best I’ve heard but they match well, 8
R3 Good beat, nice rapping, the chorus part is kind of weird though, 9
R4 Of course she has a nice voice, it’s a bit slow for my taste though, the music is very calm though, 7
R5 I love the rapping and the voice, the music is super catchy, 9
Con
R1 The music wasn’t bad at first, it got kind of annoying with the vocals though, I don’t like the woman’s voice at all, they have terrible harmony and I can hardly understand what they’re saying, 3
R2 I like the piano and she has a really nice voice, and I looooooove the beat drop, 10, nice comeback!
R3 Her voice and the chorus are meh, the rap is ok but it isn’t that good, 6
R4 Her voice got kind of annoying and it was very repetitive, yhr music wasn’t bad though, 4
R5: She has a nice voice, the music is nice, 7
Pro: 39
Con: 30
Pro wins! Good job to both contestants, props to Con because he had the only song that I added to my playlist