Following on from the forums favourite UK number 1 and 2 singles polls, i now ask you to vote on your favourite Bronze medalist, in other words your favourite number 3 single. To view the number 1&2 polls, hit the ARCHIVE thread and they are then the first two lines.
We will be voting every Tuesday evening on this and the poll lasts for 72 hours until it closes on Friday evening. The years we will be using are what i like to loosely label as the golden years of Pop, 1960 - 1989. This week its a year from the 60's, next week back to the 70's then the following week back the 80's, and so on. After 30 weeks of this, we will then vote on the decadly favourite, then the overall favourite. The poll will be blind and the result will be automatically revealed at the conclusion on Friday evening at 7.30pm.
THE POLL IS CLOSED
A very tough choice with the majority of these being strong possibilities. It should be no surprise that the Spanish/Mexican and German contingents were long in the running.
After some deep and meaningful thought, I worked my choices down to a hopeful six, and then struggled to make that a final three. This is one of the polls were on a different day I might have chosen a different three. But I bade sad farewells to The Yardbirds, The Seekers and The Walker Brothers- and after writing this I wish that I hadn't and these were my final trio. But the decision was made and the cut has come.
My three for the number 3s from 1965 are a song that could have been about the Cuban Missile Crisis, a mere three years after the event. An echoing sound from a band that was not a supergroup. And another distinctive and revolutionary band who knew what they were doing.
I will make no predictions on who will triumph this week, but merely to mention that 1965 was an exceptional year in the development of popular music, I think. I mean, even the genius from Knotty Ash was a chart hero in that year.
I could have voted for all of them in this poll. But these are the one's i've Chosen. The first one is the Yardbirds and, For Your Love. The one with Clapton on it. The second goes to Del Shannon for a great record. The last goes to the Walker Brothers and the great voice of Scott Walker.
Perhaps people couldn't decide on their 3. I must admit it took me longer than usual as there were some fine records here. I finally decided on The Yardbirds (For Your Love) The Animals, and Gene Pitney.