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> Emma Bunton - My Happy Place - First Impressions Rank, RESULTS! Winning song finally revealed!
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post Aug 12 2019, 10:55 AM
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4th - I Wish I Could Have Loved You More [89 points]



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I feel like the majority of us would agree that this is the most obscure cover version on the album! It was originally by British pop artist Candie Payne, released in 2006. I hadn't heard the song before Emma's version, in fact I still haven't checked out the original, so to me it feels like an Emma original!


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post Aug 12 2019, 03:11 PM
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I actually really love that song and it feels like a Bunton original - she always delivers of making covers feel like her own music when she wants to (see Crickets and Life in Mono).

The only bit of this one track I would question would be the lack of other lines in the verses, as I find the repeating of the title over and over quite cool but grating after a few listens.

But it is GORGEOUS and I wish she would do more on this vein of music.
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post Aug 12 2019, 03:57 PM
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I adore I wish I could have loved you more itís brilliant 😍
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post Aug 13 2019, 08:44 AM
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3rd - Don't Call Me Baby [99 points]



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Don't Call Me Baby is the highest placed cover version! It is originally by Madison Avenue, whose version went to #1 in the UK way back in 2000. Emma loved the song back in the day, and thought that it would be very tongue in cheek for her to record her own version, given that she is known as Baby Spice!


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post Aug 13 2019, 08:44 AM
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The Top 2 songs are Baby Please Don't Stop and Too Many Teardrops, but which song will be victorious? I can reveal that there is just one point separating them. ohmy.gif

Find out soon!
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post Aug 13 2019, 10:11 AM
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TBH Don't Call Me Baby has worn off me since the beginning. I can't quite stand her vocal on it anymore lol Also it needs a bit more edge to work.
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post Oct 12 2019, 05:42 PM
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QUOTE(Jay ☆ @ Aug 13 2019, 09:44 AM) *
The Top 2 songs are Baby Please Don't Stop and Too Many Teardrops, but which song will be victorious? I can reveal that there is just one point separating them. ohmy.gif

Find out soon!

2 months later(!) let's see which song won...
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post Oct 12 2019, 06:16 PM
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2nd - Too Many Teardrops [126 points]



Highest Rank Position: 1st - Mr.X, Babyboy, Lukuzz, hermespice
Lowest Rank Position: 5th - SouthernStar88


Just 1 point separated the runner up and the winner... and Too Many Teardrops is our runner up! This song - only the second of two original compositions on the album - was released as a preview track ahead of the release of My Happy Place. It's certainly a throwback to the sixties pop sound she perfected across her 2004 & 2006 albums Free Me & Life in Mono respectively. It's also quite a tease when it comes to how potentially strong a fully original album by Emma could have been. sad.gif






Which means that BuzzJack's favourite song from My Happy Place is...



1st - Baby Please Don't Stop [127 points]



Highest Rank Position: 1st - Jay, Spiceboy, Eduardo, dachiki, Michael Andrew, Maurice!, schizo_spice
Lowest Rank Position: 6th - SouthernStar88


Congratulations Baby Please Don't Stop! The only other original song on the album was chosen to lead the album as the first single. It became Emma's first lead single release since 2007's All I Need to Know - yes, Baby made us wait 12 whole years for new music! With the music industry changing beyond recognition since Emma was last an active popstar (streaming!), sadly Baby Please Don't Stop didn't enter the UK charts. Regardless, BuzzJack's Spice fans were clearly very pleased with this track and many consider it to be the album's strongest moment.









Sorry the results took so long to reveal. The album is 6 months old today! ohmy.gif
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post Oct 12 2019, 06:39 PM
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Thanks JAY!

I think Too Many Teardrops has indeed become my favourite Emma song from this era and definitely the highlight of the album. At the moment, it is in the Top5 of her best songs overall for me. Baby Please Don't Stop was a safe Emma song, to me it has lost its appeal with time.

A shame she never did a proper video and promo for Too Many Teardrops ( I think all we got was an interview and premiere of the song on Graham Norton radio show, but like no airplay) and instead focused on Baby Please Don't Stop and All I Need To Get By, but Im hoping it will make an appearence on the Albert Hall show.
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post Oct 12 2019, 07:10 PM
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I think Too Many Teardrops was a missed opportunity too, it deserved a video cry.gif
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post Oct 13 2019, 08:54 AM
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Too many teardrops is easily my favourite now I would even put I wish I could have loved you more slightly above BPDS.
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post Oct 13 2019, 09:21 AM
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Obvious top 2 and the order of the rest is pretty much my feelings on the album. I'd probably bump Emotions up to #5 as it just suits her voice beautifully.

Overall I'd say bar the bottom 3 tracks in this rate it is a very solid album. Swap those 3 covers for 2 more originals and 1 more better cover and the album would be a solid 8.5. As it is thise songs drag it down to a 7 maybe even 6.5.
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post Oct 13 2019, 10:14 AM
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For me:
1. Baby please donít stop
2. Too many teardrops
3. I wish I could have loved you more
4. I only want to be with you

Are all great and would be my single choices

5. Donít call me baby
6. Emotion

Are good as album tracks

7. Youíre al I need

Is average presents nothing new but isnít offensive either

8. Come fly with me
9. 2 become 1
10. Here comes the sun

Are all terrible and really drag the album down.
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post Oct 13 2019, 10:58 AM
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QUOTE(Spiceboy @ Oct 13 2019, 11:14 AM) *
For me:
1. Baby please donít stop
2. Too many teardrops
3. I wish I could have loved you more
4. I only want to be with you

Are all great and would be my single choices

5. Donít call me baby
6. Emotion

Are good as album tracks

7. Youíre al I need

Is average presents nothing new but isnít offensive either

8. Come fly with me
9. 2 become 1
10. Here comes the sun

Are all terrible and really drag the album down.


So much agree! wub.gif
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post Oct 13 2019, 12:22 PM
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I think we all pretty much agree those 3 tracks are rubbish. Such a shame because the rest is good enough.
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I actually find Come Away with Me quite pleasant lol. Interestingly it’s her second most popular track from the album on Spotify, also in her Top 5 songs. It’s included in a playlist called Chill Covers.

2 Become 1 and I Only Wanna Be with You are the two main offenders for me that drag down the album. 2 Become 1 comes across like a rush job and sounds kind of sterile. On IOWBWY, Emma & Will Young’s vocals together clash in a surprisingly harsh way.

Otherwise, I appreciate that Here Comes the Sun is a special song for Emma, and therefore I understand the sentimentality of having her children sing on it, but it certainly ups the saccharine factor. I’m not really a fan of the song whoever sings it, but it’s nice enough.


My ranking would be:

1. Baby Please Don’t Stop
2. Too Many Teardrops
3. Don’t Call Me Baby
4. I Wish I Could Have Loved You More
5. Emotion
6. You’re All I Need to Get By (I’d possibly have it higher than Emotion if it wasn’t for the intro)
7. Come Away with Me
8. Here Comes the Sun
9. I Only Wanna Be with You
10. 2 Become 1
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It shows what playlists do for songs because no one would be checking for Come away with me otherwise. I guess it is a good thing though as it might be helping the album do a few units a week through streaming sales.
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QUOTE(Jay ☆ @ Oct 13 2019, 03:58 PM) *
I actually find Come Away with Me quite pleasant lol. Interestingly itís her second most popular track from the album on Spotify, also in her Top 5 songs. Itís included in a playlist called Chill Covers.

2 Become 1 and I Only Wanna Be with You are the two main offenders for me that drag down the album. 2 Become 1 comes across like a rush job and sounds kind of sterile. On IOWBWY, Emma & Will Youngís vocals together clash in a surprisingly harsh way.

Otherwise, I appreciate that Here Comes the Sun is a special song for Emma, and therefore I understand the sentimentality of having her children sing on it, but it certainly ups the saccharine factor. Iím not really a fan of the song whoever sings it, but itís nice enough.
My ranking would be:

1. Baby Please Donít Stop
2. Too Many Teardrops
3. Donít Call Me Baby
4. I Wish I Could Have Loved You More
5. Emotion
6. Youíre All I Need to Get By (Iíd possibly have it higher than Emotion if it wasnít for the intro)
7. Come Away with Me
8. Here Comes the Sun
9. I Only Wanna Be with You
10. 2 Become 1


You didn't put Too many teardrops first so therefore your opinion on IOWBWY is invalid sorry (not sorry).... talktothehand.gif tongue.gif

My ranking is:
1. Too many teardrops
2. I wish I could have loved you more
3. Baby please don't stop
4. I only wanna be with you
5. Emotion
6. Don't call me baby

7. All I need (to get by)

8. Come away with me
9. Here comes the sun


10. 2 become 1 (ruined a classic!)
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QUOTE(Mr.X @ Oct 13 2019, 11:58 AM) *
So much agree! wub.gif



This is a guy with taste yahoo.gif wub.gif

(Apart from your weird and frankly not right views about Melanie C's songs - When you're gone, Loving you... blink.gif )
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QUOTE(Spiceboy @ Oct 13 2019, 11:15 PM) *
This is a guy with taste yahoo.gif wub.gif

(Apart from your weird and frankly not right views about Melanie C's songs - When you're gone, Loving you... blink.gif )


Both are terribly middle-of-the-road songs. When You're Gone is slightly better but I just cant enjoy it ah. Loving You has ONE redeeming feature: Matt would get it. Hard wub.gif

My ranking:

1. Too Many Teardrops (Bunton on top form!)
2. I Wish I Could Have Loved You More (I love this take on her sound. YES!)
3. Baby Please Don't Stop (I dont love it but it is a nice song)
4. All I Need To Get By (I am choosing to ignore the sacarine and terrible kids singing in the intro lol otherwise this would be a couple spots lower)
5. Don't Call Me Baby (it has really not stood the test of, erm, 5 months age sleep.gif )
6. I Only Want To Be With You
7. Emotion (meh)
8. Come away with me (terrible...)
9. Here comes the sun (terrible...)


10. 2 become 1 (ruined a classic!)
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