It's probably bad form to run a contest and win it yourself. Maybe I just took the obvious pick by going first in the "what song is most owned by CHers?" thread. But it was a fairly easy win for Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit."
Thank you to all who took the poll -- 101 people answered, so it should be a decent sampling of our basketball community.
I think anyone who submitted a song that did 50% or better (11 of the nominees) deserves something for his perspipacity, so by the power vested in me by the State of Kansas I hereby award each of you a ThD - Doctor of Thinkology. You know who you are.
UPDATE: I was so busy I had to miss the Ricky Rubio Show against SAS tonight, but finally I am free. So let me recognize some of our musical eminences. In order of the success of the song they picked, they are:
Bad News Wolves
Stop-n-Pop/DedicatedFollowerOfFashion/keylimekai (three-way tie)
And everyone else who submitted finished >50%
Please forgive any formatting errors, but here are the complete results:
|Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana||71%|
|Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan||64%|
|All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix||59%|
|Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen||56%|
|Purple Rain - Prince||53%|
|Money - Pink Floyd||53%|
|Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen||53%|
|Heart of Gold - Neil Young||52%|
|Sympathy for the Devil - the Rolling Stones||51%|
|Under the Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers||50%|
|Thriller - Michael Jackson||50%|
|Karma Police - Radiohead||47%|
|Little Red Corvette - Prince||39%|
|My Girl - Temptations||39%|
|Baby Got Back - Sir Mix-a-Lot||28%|
|Tubthumping - Chumbawamba||23%|
|Frontwards - Pavement||17%|
|The World's Greatest - R. Kelly||14%|
|I never owned any of these songs||3%|
|Total Respondents: 100|
"Smells Like Teen Spirit," one of the landmark songs in rock history, still packs a punch to this day, so I am happy to see it prevail. And perhaps it's fitting for our CH community that the song includes the line "Our little group has always been and always will until the end."