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While I understand where you’re coming from (Red Eyes is an AMAZING song), I don’t believe that gives anyone the right to ruin the home stretch of the poll for everyone.
I’m here and so are the results! Check below.
Hey everyone! It’s here – your Reader Nominated Song of the Summer: Steal My Sunsine by Len!
Just kidding, although a surprising amount of you voted for it. Your real Reader Nominated Song of the Summer is: Red Eyes by The War on Drugs
Here’s how the voting broke down among the top 5:
Red Eyes – 42
Can’t Do Without You – 37
Talking Backwards – 36
Seasons (Waiting On You) – 35
Let Her Go – 30
Unfortunately, I’m unable to post any of the statistics or pie charts. This is because (what I assume to be) a single Stereogum user compromised the poll by voting over 50 times for the same song: Red Eyes.
Seriously, what the hell dude? Anyway, the results I posted here were the pre-spam-vote results, and I apologize to those who weren’t able to vote before that point in time. (If you want a more detailed explanation on how this happened, check the comments of the most recent Best Comments of the Week post.)
Another (not so uplifting) update on the Reader Nominated Poll:
I realized early on in the voting that it was possible for a person to vote for a song more than once. However, I was unable to find any way to restrict the ability of a person to vote more than once. No joke, I did a lot of research. It’s really impossible. In my experience, Stereogum users have been (with a few small exceptions) mature and (mostly) responsible, so I figured you all would be able to vote in a manner that didn’t compromise the poll, such as not voting for Red Eyes 50 times per se…
I am sorry to say that this is not the case, and someone did, in fact, vote for Red Eyes more than 50 times. Since I have no way of accessing and deleting these votes, voting for the Reader Nominated poll has now officially closed. My apologies to those who voted within the past few hours, and to those who didn’t get the chance to vote.
Please note: the Pre-Red-Eyes-Spam-Vote results will STILL be announced in the ‘gum Song of the Summer Announcement post.
Hi all! An update on the Reader Nominated poll:
So far, 233 have voted, and more votes are still coming in! (In an effort not to spoil the big reveal, I’m going to have to stay pretty vague here.) What I can say is that it is a very close race, and that there have been multiple lead changes between multiple songs.
Will also post the result to the announcement of Stereogum’s Song of the Summer.
If you’d like to vote from those options, I created a poll over on Google for that purpose.
I made a poll that has the top 10 comments from the nomination page as options! Here it is:
If enough people vote, I’ll post the “Revised Readers’ Choice” Song of the Summer 2014 to either this week’s or next week’s “Best Comments of the Week” page.
Please keep in mind that this is the first time I’ve made a poll, so if you notice any issues, please let me know!
Even though it came out a while ago, there’s been a revival with the album release: Inspector Norse from Todd Terje