Voter Poll Results: 2010 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Winners

Well – Here, finally, for you curiosity seekers out there are the results/winners of the Voter Poll of which music artists you’d like to see in the next Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inauguration ceremonies held next winter (2010-2011). Of course this was simply a casual – non-scientific 😛 public opinion poll conducted on this site from October 1, 2009 through January 1, 2010.

There were 123 votes cast overall – not that shabby for my first attempt at conducting a web poll – Some of you maybe surprised by the final results – or not. Several nominees were tied with the same number of votes here also.

The induction process and qualifications for the Hall can be found at this LINK.

2010 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Poll


First Place Winner in Poll

1st – Rush (8 votes) 7%

2nd – Kiss (6 votes) 6%

3rd – Bon Jovi (5 votes) 5%

Neil Diamond (5 votes) 5%

4th – ABBA (4 votes) 4%

Alice Cooper (4 votes) 4%

Chicago (4 votes) 4%

Deep Purple (4 votes) 4%

Heart (4 votes) 4%

Journey (4 votes) 4%

Steve Miller Band (4 votes) 4%

5th – Beastie Boys (3 votes) 3%

Boston (3 votes) 3%

Def Leppard (3 votes) 3%

Depeche Mode (3 votes) 3%

Electric Light Orchestra (3 votes) 3%

Genesis (3 votes) 3%

Hall & Oates (3 votes) 3%

Iggy Pop & The Stooges (3 votes) 3%

Ozzy Osbourne (3 votes) 3%

Peter Paul & Mary (3 votes) 3%

The Cure (3 votes) 3%

Yes (3 votes) 3%

6th – Cheap Trick (2 votes) 2%

Chubby Checker (2 votes) 2%

Doobie Brothers (2 votes) 2%

Foreigner (2 votes) 2%

Iron Maiden (2 votes) 2%

Jethro Tull (2 votes) 2%

Neil Sedaka (2 votes) 2%

Red Hot Chili Peppers (2 votes) 2%

Styx (2 votes) 2%

The Moody Blues (2 votes) 2%

7th – Barry Manilow (1 vote) 1%

Connie Francis (1 vote) 1%

Dire Straits (1 vote) 1%

Duran Duran (1 vote) 1%

Kool & The Gang (1 vote) 1%

Motley Crue (1 vote) 1%

Paul Anka (1 vote) 1%

Stevie Ray Vaughn (1 vote) 1%

The Cars (1 vote) 1%

The Commodores (1 vote) 1%

The Kingston Trio (1 vote) 1%

Three Dog Night (1 vote) 1%

Tom Waits (1 vote) 1%

Tommy James & The Shondells (1 vote) 1%

War (1 vote) 1%

The following artists were listed in the poll but received no (0) votes:

Cher, Donovan, Harry Nilsson, Joe Satriani, The Hollies, The Spinners, Toots & The Maytals and Whitney Houston

Thanks to everyone who participated and voted in this poll.

Many more polls to come in the near future…

Resource Links:

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame - Cleveland, OH

New Years Eve Songs

New Year’s Eve – 11:59pm – Out with the OLD

New Year’s Day – 12 midnight – In with the NEW

New Year’s Eve as well as New Year’s Day are both associated with partying, some people prefer being out among the masses of people celebrating while others would rather be at home with loved ones celebrating. Many of us grew up watching Guy Lombardo and His Orchestra around the midnight hour during the late 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s — as well as Dick Clark during the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and into the new millenium.During the past decade there have beena few other mainstream alternatives such as Carson Daly as well as several cable television specials. Other alternative choices have included events at local bars or pubs, movies, concerts, casinos, video game marathons, ballroom dancing, public firework shows, family game night with the kids, train excursions, party boats on the river, and the choices go on and on.

While there are “tons” of party type songs out there to choose from – from every imaginable genre of music – the focus here are on songs that basically reflect or pay tribute to the end of one year or the beginning of the coming new year – or may contain “New Years” within the song title or within the lyrics – even included are a few that focus on a “countdown” of sorts.

So, for your listening pleasure and putting together a party playlist, you may want to consider the following…..

New Years Eve Songs

  1. A Long December – Counting Crows  
  2. Auld Lang Syne (a Scottish folk song written by Robert Burn) the song most closely associated with New Years over the past century – specifically the version recorded by Guy Lombardo & His Orchestra 
  3. Bringing In A Brand New Year – BB King  
  4. Celtic New Year – Van Morrison 
  5. Congratulations (Happy New Year Song) – Pink Martini  
  6. Ding Dong, Ding Dong – George Harrison  
  7. Funky New Year – Eagles  
  8. Happy New Year – ABBA 
  9. Happy New Year – Judy Garland  
  10. Happy New Year – Nat King Cole 
  11. Happy New Year B – Original Cast from the musical ‘Rent’
  12. It Was A Very Good Year – Frank Sinatra  
  13. It’s Just Another New Year’s Eve – Barry Manilow  
  14. Let’s Start The New Year Right – Bing Crosby (from the film Holiday Inn)  
  15. My Dear Acquaintance (A Happy New Year) – Regina Spektor  
  16. New Year’s Eve – Snoop Dogg featuring Marty James  
  17. New Year’s Eve – The Walkmen 
  18. New Year’s Eve Party – George Thorogood
  19. New Year’s Eve 1999 – Gretchen Peters & Randy Owen (of the group, Alabama)
  20. New Year’s Day – U2  
  21. New Year’s Prayer – Jeff Buckley  
  22. New Year’s Resolution – Otis Redding & Carla Thomas  
  23. Next Year – Foo Fighters  
  24. Nothin’ New For New Year – Harry Connick, Jr. & George Jones  
  25. Our New Year – Tori Amos  
  26. Same Old Lang Syne – Dan Fogelberg 
  27. The Final Countdown – Europe  
  28. The New Year – Death Cab For Cutie  
  29. What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong  
  30. What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? – Ella Fitzgerald, Barbara Streisand, Harry Connick    <br>  

A Few More Worthy Party Song Choices Include…..

  1. 1999 – Prince
  2. All Over The World – ELO
  3. Animal – Nickelback
  4. Boom Boom Pow – Black Eyed Peas
  5. Celebration – Kool & The Gang
  6. Changes – David Bowie
  7. Dancing In The Streets – David Bowie & Mick Jagger
  8. Don’t Stop – Fleetwood Mac
  9. Everybody Have Fun Tonight – Wang Chung
  10. Fight For Your Right To Party – Beastie Boys
  11. Get The Party Started – Pink
  12. Holiday – Madonna
  13. It’s The End Of The World – REM
  14. Just Dance – Lady Gaga
  15. Let’s Get It Started – Black Eyed Peas
  16. Last Dance – Donna Summer
  17. Pacific Coast Party – Smashmouth
  18. Rock & Roll All Nite – Kiss
  19. Right Round – Flo Rida
  20. Start Me Up – Rolling Stones
  21. The Whole World – Outkast
  22. Time – Pink Floyd
  23. Tubthumping – Chumbawumba
  24. Umbrella – Rihanna
  25. You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC
  26. You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) – Dead Or Alive

and this list could go on and on and on and on and……….

Flags of the World

Flags of the World

Here is a relatively current list of countries around the world along side their national flag, as well as their official two-letter designation that is displayed in the Flag Counter (statistic log) seen in the right side panel below. Along side each flag is a clickable link for additional information including, history, geography, government, politics, economy, maps and other facts and figures about each country – check it out and be a little more worldly-wise … courtesy of Flag Counter.

AD Andorra
AF Afghanistan
AG Antigua and Barbuda
AI Anguilla
AL Albania
AM Armenia
AN Netherlands Antilles
AO Angola
AQ Antarctica
AR Argentina
AS American Samoa
AT Austria
AU Australia
AW Aruba
AZ Azerbaijan
BA Bosnia and Herzegovina
BB Barbados
BD Bangladesh
BE Belgium
BF Burkina Faso
BG Bulgaria
BH Bahrain
BI Burundi
BJ Benin
BM Bermuda
BN Brunei
BO Bolivia
BR Brazil
BS The Bahamas
BT Bhutan
BV Bouvet Island
BW Botswana
BY Belarus
BZ Belize
CA Canada
CC Cocos (Keeling) Islands
CD Democratic Republic of the Congo
CF Central African Republic
CG Congo (Brazzaville)
CH Switzerland
CI Cote d’Ivoire
CK Cook Islands
CL Chile
CM Cameroon
CN China
CO Colombia
CR Costa Rica
CU Cuba
CV Cape Verde
CX Christmas Island
CY Cyprus
CZ Czech Republic
DE Germany
DJ Djibouti
DK Denmark
DM Dominica
DO The Dominican
DZ Algeria
EC Ecuador
EE Estonia
EG Egypt
EH Western Sahara
ER Eritrea
ES Spain
ET Ethiopia
FI Finland
FJ Fiji
FK Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
FM Federated States of Micronesia
FO Faroe Islands
FR France
GA Gabon
GB United Kingdom
GD Grenada
GE Georgia
GG Guernsey
GH Ghana
GI Gibraltar
GL Greenland
GM The Gambia
GN Guinea
GQ Equatorial Guinea
GR Greece
GS South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
GT Guatemala
GU Guam
GW Guinea-Bissau
GY Guyana
HK Hong Kong
HM Heard Island and McDonald Islands
HN Honduras
HR Croatia
HT Haiti
HU Hungary
ID Indonesia
IE Ireland
IL Israel
IM Isle of Man
IN India
IO British Indian Ocean Territory
IQ Iraq
IR Iran
IS Iceland
IT Italy
JE Jersey
JM Jamaica
JO Jordan
JP Japan
KE Kenya
KG Kyrgyzstan
KH Cambodia
KI Kiribati
KM Comoros
KN Saint Kitts and Nevis
KP North Korea
KR South Korea
KW Kuwait
KY Cayman Islands
KZ Kazakhstan
LA Laos
LB Lebanon
LC Saint Lucia
LI Liechtenstein
LK Sri Lanka
LR Liberia
LS Lesotho
LT Lithuania
LU Luxembourg
LV Latvia
LY Libya
MA Morocco
MC Monaco
MD Moldova
ME Montenegro
MG Madagascar
MH Marshall Islands
MK Macedonia
ML Mali
MM Burma
MN Mongolia
MO Macau
MP Northern Mariana Islands
MR Mauritania
MS Montserrat
MT Malta
MU Mauritius
MV Maldives
MW Malawi
MX Mexico
MY Malaysia
MZ Mozambique
NA Namibia
NC New Caledonia
NE Niger
NF Norfolk Island
NG Nigeria
NI Nicaragua
NL Netherlands
NO Norway
NP Nepal
NR Nauru
NU Niue
NZ New Zealand
OM Oman
PA Panama
PE Peru
PF French Polynesia
PG Papua New Guinea
PH Philippines
PK Pakistan
PL Poland
PM Saint Pierre and Miquelon
PN Pitcairn Islands
PR Puerto Rico
PS Gaza Strip
PT Portugal
PW Palau
PY Paraguay
QA Qatar
RO Romania
RS Serbia
RU Russia
RW Rwanda
SA Saudi Arabia
SB Solomon Islands
SC Seychelles
SD Sudan
SE Sweden
SG Singapore
SH Saint Helena
SI Slovenia
SJ Svalbard (sometimes referred to as Spitzbergen)
SK Slovakia
SL Sierra Leone
SM San Marino
SN Senegal
SO Somalia
SR Suriname
ST Sao Tome and Principe
SV El Salvador
SY Syria
SZ Swaziland
TC Turks and Caicos Islands
TD Chad
TF French Southern and Antarctic Lands
TG Togo
TH Thailand
TJ Tajikistan
TK Tokelau
TL Timor-Leste
TM Turkmenistan
TN Tunisia
TO Tonga
TR Turkey
TT Trinidad and Tobago
TV Tuvalu
TW Taiwan
TZ Tanzania
UA Ukraine
UG Uganda
US United States
UY Uruguay
UZ Uzbekistan
VA Holy See (Vatican City)
VC Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
VE Venezuela
VG British Virgin Islands
VI Virgin Islands
VN Vietnam
VU Vanuatu
WF Wallis and Futuna
WS Samoa
YE Yemen
YT Mayotte
ZA South Africa
ZM Zambia
ZW Zimbabwe