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    Next Theme = Songs from 1971?

    Just a hunch that I have...I think they'll play it safe and go with songs from 1971 as the next theme...

    The past two weeks, almost all the songs selected were from Billboard's Top 100 in 1969 and 1970, so here's a list of Billboard's Top 100 from 1971 (from: http://www.dennismansker.com/top100/top100-1971.htm):

    1. American Pie Don Mclean

    2. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face Roberta Flack

    3. Alone Again (Naturally) Gilbert 0'Sullivan

    4. Without You Nilsson

    5. I Gotcha Joe Tex

    6. Let's Stay Together Al Green

    7. The Candy Man Sammy Davis, Jr.

    8. I Can See Clearly Now Johnny Nash

    9. A Horse With No Name America

    10. Me and Mrs. Jones Billy Paul

    11. Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) Looking Glass

    12. Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me Mac Davis

    13. Lean On Me Bill Withers

    14. Nights in White Satin The Moody Blues

    15. I Am Woman Helen Reddy

    16. I'll Take You There The Staple Singers

    17. Clair Gilbert 0'Sullivan

    18. Heart of Gold Neil Young

    19. Oh Girl The Chi-Lites

    20. Scorpio Dennis Coffey &the Detroit Guitar Band

    21. Betcha By Golly Wow The Stylistics

    22. (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right Luther Ingram

    23. The Lion Sleeps Tonight Robert John

    24. Too Late to Turn Back Now Cornelius Brothers &Sister Rose

    25. Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast Wayne Newton

    26. Song Sung Blue Neil Diamond

    27. You Are Everything The Stylistics

    28. My Ding-A-Ling Chuck Berry

    29. Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress) The Hollies

    30. Burning Love Elvis Presley

    31. Sunshine Jonathan Edwards

    32. Outa-Space Billy Preston

    33. It Never Rains in Southern California Albert Hammond

    34. Ben Michael Jackson

    35. Papa Was a Rollin' Stone The Temptations

    36. Day After Day Badfinger

    37. Garden Party Rick Nelson &the Stone Canyon Band

    38. Morning Has Broken Cat Stevens

    39. Clean Up Woman Betty Wright

    40. Rockin' Robin Michael Jackson

    41. Precious and Few Climax

    42. Down By the Lazy River The Osmonds

    43. You Ought to Be With Me Al Green

    44. I'm Still in Love With You Al Green

    45. Nice to Be With You Gallery

    46. Mother and Child Reunion Paul Simon

    47. Everything I Own Bread

    48. Freddie's Dead Curtis Mayfield

    49. Never Been to Spain Three Dog Night

    50. The Way of Love Cher

    51. (Last Night) I Didn't Get to Sleep at All 5th Dimension

    52. Summer Breeze Seals and Crofts

    53. Hurting Each Other Carpenters

    54. Back Stabbers The O'jays

    55. Everybody Plays the Fool The Main Ingredient

    56. Puppy Love Donny Osmond

    57. How Do You Do? Mouth &Macneal

    58. Day Dreaming Aretha Franklin

    59. If You Don't Know Me By Now Harold Melvin &the Blue Notes

    60. Where Is the Love Roberta Flack &Donny Hathaway

    61. I'd Love You to Want Me Lobo

    62. in the Rain The Dramatics

    63. Go All the Way Raspberries

    64. Joy Apollo L00

    65. I'll Be Around Spinners

    66. Sylvia's Mother Dr. Hook &the Medicine Show

    67. Rocket Man Elton John

    68. School's Out Alice Cooper

    69. Jungle Fever Chakachas

    70. Troglodyte (Cave Man) Jimmy Castor Bunch

    71. Black and White Three Dog Night

    72. A Cowboy's Work Is Never Done Sonny and Cher

    73. Popcorn Hot Butter

    74. Hold Your Head Up Argent

    75. If I Could Reach You 5th Dimension

    76. Anticipation Carly Simon

    77. Drowning in the Sea of Love Joe Simon

    78. Witchy Woman Eagles

    79. Use Me Bill Withers

    80. Saturday in the Park Chicago

    81. Tumbling Dice The Rolling Stones

    82. I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing New Seekers

    83. Hey Girl/I Knew You When Donny Osmond

    84. Layla Derek &The Dominos

    85. Hot Rod Lincoln Commander Cody &His Lost Planet Airmen

    86. You Don't Mess Around With Jim Jim Croce

    87. Doctor My Eyes Jackson Browne

    88. Coconut Nilsson

    89. Rock and Roll Part 2 Gary Glitter

    90. Bang a Gong (Get It On) T Rex

    91. Something's Wrong With Me Austin Roberts

    92. Goodbye to Love Carpenters

    93. The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A. Donna Fargo

    94. Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues Danny O'Keefe

    95. Vincent Don Mclean

    96. I Need You America

    97. I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing Hillside Singers

    98. Beautiful Sunday Daniel Boone

    99. Don't Say You Don't Remember Beverly Bremers

    100. One Monkey Don't Stop No Show (Part L) The Honey Cone

    Feel free to discuss which might be good song choices for certain contestants...

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    There are some songs I could see them performing; but I hope they don't do 1971. I really want to see some variety.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YeahYeah
    There are some songs I could see them performing; but I hope they don't do 1971. I really want to see some variety.
    I know everyone wants to see some variety...but I doubt we'll see it. It's hard enough to find 10 songs from a single year that are appropriate for kids to sing. And right now...the stakes are too high- it's not like AI where we are simply voting the worst singer off each week...there has to be a theme that allows all the performers to perform at their best and not drift too far from their comfort zone.

    I can't see anything like a country week, disco week, or a Burt Bacharach/Diane Warren/etc. songwriter week.

    One thing that I could see is a movies week...but alot of good songs for kids from movies have already been sung (A Whole New World, Reflection, Colors of the Wind).

    I could also see there being a "Contestant's Choice" week for the Final 6 that are vying for the last spot, where its like the Top 20 and they can pick any song...or maybe even a "Judges Choice" IF the Final 6 are singing 2 songs each in the last week...but we would never see them do "Judges Choice" if they are only singing one song on the show.

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    "95. Vincent Don Mclean"

    Brings back bad memories :nono

    I think it'll be 1971. Follows the order

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    I was surprised last week when they did songs from 1970, thinking that they would go earlier into the sixties, but after looking at the songs, I can see why they might have done that and why they would go to 1971 next. The Carpenters, The Jackson Five, Stevie Wonder, The Partridge Family and Donny Osmond are all over these years, and their songs work for these kids. So you may be right. As for songwriters, we hardly need to have a Burt Bacharach week. We've already heard 3 Bacharach songs and I expect to hear more. It just wouldn't be a Freemantle production without lots of Burt.

    Interesting thing is, when I looked up the top hits of 1971, every website I went to I got something different, so I found some songs you didn't.

    A couple of easy choices stand out, but it's always difficult finding songs for the older girls.

    AJ: They are pushing him as a hearthrob, so I expect "Go Away Little Girl" or "Puppy Love" either of which would be good.

    Chaucey: "Ben", "Cherish" or "Puppy Love" (somebody HAS to do this)

    Danielle: "Morning Has Broken" or "I'd Like To Teach the World to Sing"

    Morgan: "One Bad Apple", "Rockin' Robin" or "The Candy Man", is what I expect, but I think he'd do well to get his hands on one of AJ's songs

    Jordan: "Brand New Key" or "Rockin' Robin"

    Chantal: She always gets the worst choices, so she'll probably end up with "A Horse With No Name", "Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves", or probably "I Don't Know How to Love Him", But I'd rather she go against type and sing something like "Lean On Me"

    Lucy: "For All We Know"

    Katelyn: "Take Me Home, Country Road"

    Tori: I always find her song choices weird, but it doesn't seem to hurt her chances, and I'll be SHOCKED if she is competing next week, but if she was, I think she'd sing "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down."

    Group Song: obvious choice - "I'd Like To Teach the World to Sing"

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    I'm not sure if I should be more afraid that I know the songs, or that they might sing them...
    Congratulations Tori and Taylor!

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    I'm not sure I could pick from this list. It's impossible. I don't like these songs anymore than I did the ones in '70 and '69. I do hope they dont' sing Ben, as the poor thing deserves to rest in peace.

    I would love to hear "Rockin' Robin' as I said in another thread, and I think AJ would do it justice.

    For the sake of all closet Osmond fans out there (my mother), I think I'll stay way from those too.

    I love American Pie, but which part of the five minute song would they chose? Nope, skipping that one too.

    Someone's gotta do the Lion Sleeps Tonight...Danielle perhaps. That requires some high notes. Perhaps Lucy.

    and which ever doesn't do the Lion Sleeps Tonight has to do First Time Ever I Saw Your Face--that song always makes me cry. I think because i associate it with that 4-D ultrasound commerical.

    "Who can take a sunrise..." I think Jordan would do great on the Candy Man.

    All the rest are too adult for me. I love "if loving you is wrong, then i don't wanna be right" but I might flip if a child sings that one. Same with let's stay together.

    I'm still in favor of the "disney songs in french" theme
    Congratulations Tori and Taylor!

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    There are some good songs on that list.
    I was hoping Rube would sing Me and Mrs Jones, but alas no.
    I can't imagine any of the boys on this show singing that song

    There is no show this week so unless it's filmed this week and shown next, the kids will have a good long time to pick out a really good song for their voices.
    "That's Numberwang!"

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    No, as for the person who said have non-year themes, that's not what I meant.

    I mean, I want to see them move into the 80s and 90s as well. Unless the group is trying to reinvent the early 70s, what they're doing is pointless.

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    Danielle: "Morning Has Broken" or "I'd Like To Teach the World to Sing"
    Please, Danielle, do not perform "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing."

    Katelyn: "Take Me Home, Country Road"
    I don't think they're getting performance clearance from the John Denver estate for any songs.

    Group Song: obvious choice - "I'd Like To Teach the World to Sing"
    I'd like to hear a medley instead.

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