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September Song Contest - RESULTS!

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Welcome to the September Song Contest – an open format contest.


For any newcomers, open format means the entry can be at any production level - from just you and your guitar to a fully orchestrated masterpiece :)


PLEASE NOTE: This month we will continue the format used last month. To enter this month's contest, you must post your song in the Songs (Inc Instrumentals) feedback forum. This contest thread will be used to show a list of links to those threads rather than the songs themselves. So to enter a song - create a new Topic in the Songs (Inc Instrumentals) forum and send me the link to it by Private Message. I will add your link to the list of entries in this thread. If you have any questions please PM me.


The timeline is as follows:

• Entries will be accepted now through Midnight Eastern Standard Time (EST) Saturday, Sept 30th, 2017.

• Voting (scorecards) will take place Sunday Oct. 1st through Midnight EST Sunday Oct 8th, 2017.

• Don’t start voting until I officially post the scoring instructions on Sunday Oct. 1st.

• You must score all other entries or your entry will be disqualified from the contest.

• I'll post the results shortly after scoring is completed.


If you plan to enter, please review the revised rules, pinned in this forum.


When posting your song to the Songs Feedback Forum, please include:

•song title

•writer credits (If it’s a collab with another Muser please make that clear by including their M/M id)

•audio link


Please include the lyrics on your post. Videos are permitted. (Voters are encouraged to refrain from watching any video until after they've scored the song.) All Musers are welcome to submit songs as contestants or score the songs as non-contestants. Any questions or problems should be sent to me (paulcanuck) via private message (PM).

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We have 8 songs in the September 2017 Song contest!!!


Now it's time to score.




1. Please send your scores via PM with the title "SEPTEMBER SONG SCORES."

2. When you send me your scores, put the number to the left of the song title, like this: “1.5 - Song Title.”

3. Also important…leave a blank spot for your song, but keep the title in the list. For example, if your song title is “She Got The Ring And I Got The Finger”* your scores should look like this:


4.5 Song Title

3.0 Song Title

....  She Got The Ring And I Got The Finger

1.5 Song Title


4. Please read and rate each song using the scoring table below (Scores of 1.0 and 5.0 should be rare). Copy and paste the list at the bottom of this post and insert your score to the left of each title. Then send your scores to me (PaulCanuck) in a Private Message before Midnight, (EST) Tuesday, October 10th, 2017.


- Do not rank the songs, from 5 down to 1; use the criteria below

- Do not rank the songs against each other; use the criteria below

- Do not score your own song


1.0 - Excellent

1.5 - Almost Excellent

2.0 - Very Good

2.5 - Good

3.0 - Above Average

3.5 - Average

4.0 - Below Average

4.5 - Poor

5.0 - Very Poor




Please note that I reserve the right to give everyone's entry a score equal to the average of the scores they have given others to ensure no one can benefit from bias or being unduly harsh to the other entries. Here's the list again:


My Secret Life - Eric Burgos

Search For The Sun - Triffid

Let's Get Together - ClintLeonard

Falling Through The Window - ScenesFromPalacio

Wouldn't That Be Nice? - RoadDog

Reels of Worn Out Movies - RickDieffenbach

Just Where Did I Go Wrong? - Joe Bloggs

Disappear For Love - Murphster


Good luck everyone!

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The results are in!

Congrats to our winners and thanks to our non-contestant scorers LyriCal and greybeard :)


Gold Medal: Disappear for Love - Murphster

Silver Medal: Falling Through the Window - ScenesFromPalacio

Bronze Medal: Search for the Sun - Triffid


Disappear For Love  Murphster 2.5 2.0 2.0 2.5 3.0 2.5 3.0 2.0 1.5 2.0 23.0
Falling Through The Window ScenesFromPalacio 2.5 3.0 2.5 2.0 3.0 2.5 2.5 1.0 3.0 1.5 23.5
Search For The Sun Triffid 2.5 4.0 2.0 2.5 1.5 2.5 2.5 1.5 3.0 2.0 24.0
Let's Get Together ClintLeonard 1.5 2.5 3.5 3.0 2.5 2.5 3.5 1.5 3.0 1.0 24.5
Just Where Did I Go Wrong? Joe Bloggs 2.0 3.0 3.0 2.5 2.0 3.5 2.0 2.0 2.5 2.5 25.0
Reels of Worn Out Movies RickDieffenbach 3.0 2.0 3.0 3.0 1.5 2.0 3.0 1.5 3.5 3.0 25.5
My Secret Life Eric Burgos 3.0 3.5 2.5 3.0 2.5 2.5 3.0 2.5 3.5 2.5 28.5
Wouldn't That Be Nice? RoadDog 3.0 3.0 3.5 3.5 3.5 2.5 2.0 3.0 3.5 2.5 30.0

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My favourite song didn't win, and a little surprised to be honest, I thought it was a shoe-in. But mine did, haha, something wrong somewhere!


I was absolutely crapping it posting a song here, with my own voice on it as well. And it was honestly the first time anyone else had ever heard a song I have written. So I was just ecstatic to get possitive comments to be honest. This is just the icing on the cake.


Some great entries here, and very close scores - thanks everyone for sharing your songs and thanks for giving me the boost of confidence I needed.



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I had a pretty hard time deciding on my favorite in this cool bunch of songs but ending up picking Rick's because of the guitar, which I loved. Murphster's is super catchy and tells a cute story. For me, Scenes' song was very well produced but I didn't get the lyric at all. Clint's was a fun listen, kind of a modern R&B that made me think of Earth, Wind & Fire at times and had lots of good energy. Joe's was well done but hit me the least. Road Dog's was creatively unusual -- I probably wouldn't listen to it over and over again but it really stood out in a good way. And Triffid's and Eric's were both nicely melodic. As a non-musician I can only say I'm envious of all the talent I heard on these songs!



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I think the best song won.


If the judges were random members of the public I'm sure they would have chosen the same song.



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Congrats Murphster!


Great bunch of tunes as always!!!!!!!!


Very close scoring!!!!




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