The Impromptu Music War

@teamfreak16 (41181)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
March 7, 2016 1:36am CST
It was an impromptu music war tonight, where my girlfriend and I, with extremely different musical tastes, play songs for each other until one of us "wins" by playing something out of character, and unexpected. These usually go on for hours, often becoming all-nighters. Her sample: "Knock Three Times" by Tony Orlando and Dawn," "Hurt" (Johnny Cash version,) "Gangsta's Paradise" by Coolio, "Twisted" by Keith Sweat, "I'll be There" by The Jackson 5. My sample: "Warlock" by Skinny Puppy, "Down in It" by Nine Inch Nails," "The Message" by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five (R.I.P.Cowboy,) "If You Were Here Tonight" by Alexander O'Neal, "Life Takes a Life" by Jon Butcher Axis. I honestly thought "Ain't Talking bout Love" by Van Halen would do it, but, no. I thought The Brothers Johnson's "Strawberry Letter 23" would do it, but no. She thought Smokey Mountain Rain" by Ronnie Milsaps would win, but, not gonna happen. I won with, believe it or not, "West End Girls" by Pet Shop Boy's (I have no idea, other than she was surprised I like them. We got on a "gay disco band" tangent and I went with The Boy's.) I honestly would never have guessed I'd win one of these with the grooviness that is Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, but you never know. Once the music war starts, it takes on a life of it's own. This one certainly did.
Music video by Pet Shop Boys performing West End Girls (2003 Digital Remaster).
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@TRBRocks420 (77744)
• Banks, Oregon
7 Mar 16
Awesome and, I like hurt by Johnny Cash and, Coolio Gangsta's Paradise.
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@teamfreak16 (41181)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
7 Mar 16
So you would've been rooting for her, then. Traitor. (Just kidding.)
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@TRBRocks420 (77744)
• Banks, Oregon
7 Mar 16
@teamfreak16 Well I like nine inch nails and, Van Halen too so close call.
@FourWalls (13784)
• United States
8 Mar 16
I don't consider that a "left field" song for you at all, given that I've never heard you say "I hate 80's synth/pop/new wave music." And that is a good song. Thanks for posting it, I hadn't heard it in years.
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@teamfreak16 (41181)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
8 Mar 16
For some reason she didn't think I like them. It's a weak win, but I'll take it.
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@Ronrybs (7342)
• London, England
7 Mar 16
For a change I've heard of most of these and have some PSB
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@teamfreak16 (41181)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
7 Mar 16
I'm still surprised that I won with that, honestly.
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@much2say (39271)
• United States
9 Mar 16
I don't know who I'd be rootin' for . . . I like a lot of music and can go for both sides. But oh my gosh I loved Pet Shop Boys back in their time - and I loved West End Girls that I could hear it over and over and never get sick of it.
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