GRcade Decides...greatest single of the 90s

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What was the best single of the 90s?

Candle in the Wind 1997 – Elton John
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No votes
Unchained Melody – Robson and Jerome
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No votes
Love is All Around – Wet Wet Wet
3
7%
Barbie Girl – Aqua
14
31%
Believe – Cher
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18%
Perfect Day – Various Artists
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18%
(Everything I Do) I Do It For You – Bryan Adams
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13%
…Baby One More Time – Britney Spears
3
7%
I’ll Be Missing You – Puff Daddy and Faith Evans
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7%
I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
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No votes
 
Total votes: 45
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PostGRcade Decides...greatest single of the 90s
by Moggy » Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:24 pm

This is a thread where GRcade decides who/what is the greatest ever in a variety of subjects.

First up was Prime Ministers:

Now obviously there have been a strawberry float load of Prime Ministers and so we will stick to those that were in power during our lifetimes. I know we have some golden oldies on the forum, but I am starting at the 60s which actually means we go back to 1957. If anybody was born before that, then tough gooseberry fool.

I am also not including the current Prime Minister, not because she is evil, but because it is hard to judge somebody who is still doing the job.

So GRcade, who is the best ever?

RESULTS:

Harold MacMillan - 5%
Alex Douglas-Hume - No votes
Harold Wilson - 5%
Edward Heath - 3%
James Callaghan - No votes
Margaret Thatcher - 16%
John Major - 8%
Tony Blair - 51%
Gordon Brown - 8%
David Cameron - 3%


With over 50% of the vote, GRcade declared Tony Blair the greatest Prime Minister (post 1960).

Next up was movies:

Gone with the Wind - 8%
Avatar – 0%
Star Wars - 60%
Titanic - 4%
The Sound of Music – 0%
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial - 4%
The Ten Commandments – 0%
Doctor Zhivago – 0%
Jaws - 20%
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - 4%


With 60% of the vote, Star Wars (A New Hope) was declared the best of the biggest movies.

Next up was the best UK cities (excluding London)!

Birmingham - 17%
Leeds - No votes
Glasgow - 12%
Sheffield - 2%
Bradford - No votes
Edinburgh - 21%
Liverpool - 12%
Manchester - 26%
Bristol - 10%
Wakefield - No votes


With 26% of the vote, Manchester was declared the greatest UK city.

Next up was countries!

Denmark - 9%
Switzerland - 9%
Iceland - 22%
Norway - 9%
Finland - 4%
Canada - 26%
Netherlands - 4%
New Zealand - 9%
Australia - No votes
Sweden - 9%


With 26% of the vote, Canada was voted the best country. Well done Rightey, you kicked Manny's arse.

Next up was albums!

Michael Jackson – Thriller - 21%
AC/DC – Back in Black - 13%
Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon - 21%
Whitney Houston/Various Artists – The Bodyguard - 3%
Meat Loaf – Bat Out of Hell - 3%
Eagles – Their Greatest Hits (1971 – 1975) - No votes
Bee Gees/Various Artists – Saturday Night Fever - No votes
Fleetwood Mac – Rumours - 15%
Shania Twain – Come on Over - 15%
Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin IV - 10%


With 21% each, Michael Jackson's Thriller and Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon were crowned joint champions!

Next up was chocolate bars!

Dairy Milk - 16%
Galaxy - 22%
Maltesers - No votes
Kinder - 4%
Kit Kat - 10%
Snickers - 26%
Wispa - 16%
Mars - 4%
Twirl - No votes
Aero - 2%


With 26% of the vote, Snickers was crowned king of the chocolate bars!

Next up was games!

Tetris - 42%
Minecraft - 6%
Wii Sports - No votes
Grand Theft Auto V - 15%
Super Mario Bros. - 27%
Mario Kart Wii - 3%
Wii Sports Resort - 3%
New Super Mario Bros. - No votes
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - 3%
New Super Mario Bros. Wii - No votes


With 42% of the vote, Tetris was crowned the best game!

Next up was directors!

Steven Spielberg 55%
Peter Jackson 9%
James Cameron 5%
David Yates No votes
Michael Bay 5%
Christopher Nolan 23%
Robert Zemeckis No votes
Tim Burton 5%
Chris Columbus No votes
Gore Verbinski No votes


With 55% of the vote Steven Spielberg was voted the greatest director!

Next was tourism!

Tower of London (London) 24%
St Paul’s Cathedral (London) 24%
Westminster Abbey (London) No votes
Roman Baths (Bath) 5%
Canterbury Cathedral (Canterbury) No votes
Stonehenge (Amesbury) 33%
Palace of Westminster (London) 10%
York Minster (York) No votes
Chatsworth House (Chatsworth) 5%
Leeds Castle (Maidstone) No votes


With 33% of the vote, Stonehenge was voted as the greatest tourist attraction in the UK!

Next up was game consoles!

PlayStation 2 27%
Nintendo DS/3DS 18%
GameBoy 6%
Playstation 10%
Wii 2%
Xbox 360 27%
Playstation 3 No votes
Playstation Portable 2%
GameBoy Advance 4%
Nintendo Entertainment System 4%


With 27% of the vote each, the PlayStation 2 and Xbox 360 were crowned the greatest ever games consoles!

Next was N64 games!

Super Mario 64 18%
Mario Kart 64 5%
Goldeneye 007 9%
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 50%
Super Smash Bros. No votes
Diddy Kong Racing 2%
Pokemon Stadium 2%
Donkey Kong 64 2%
The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 9%
Star Fox 64 2%


With 50% of the vote, Ocarina of Time was voted the greatest N64 game!

Next was GRcade founding fathers!

Garth 19%
Venom 4%
Suzzopher 26%
Tomvek 15%
Winckle 19%
Rog 4%
Boo! No votes
Moderator Sir Geoff 11%
RetroEd 4%
Akai XIII No votes


With 26% of the vote, Suzzopher was voted as the greatest of our founding fathers.

Next was James Bond!

Barry Nelson No votes
Bob Holness 2%
Sean Connery 35%
David Niven 4%
George Lazenby 4%
Roger Moore 13%
Timothy Dalton 12%
Michael Jayston No votes
Pierce Brosnan 23%
Daniel Craig 8%
Toby Stephens No votes


With 35% of the vote, Sean Connery was voted the greatest Bond of all time!

Next up was execution.

Lethal Injection 24%
Electric Chair 5%
Gas Chamber No votes
Firing Squad 24%
Hanging 14%
Guillotine 33%


With 33% of the vote, the Guillotine was chosen as GRcade's favourite way to execute people.

Next was newspapers!

The Sun 6%
Daily Mail 3%
Evening Standard No votes
Daily Mirror No votes
Daily Telegraph 9%
The Times 33%
Daily Star 9%
Daily Express No votes
I 30%
Financial Times 9%


With 33% of the vote, The Times was voted the best newspaper.

Next was, fast food.

McDonalds 26%
KFC 19%
Subway 13%
Burger King 11%
Pizza Hut No votes
Domino's 9%
Nando's 15%
Pizza Express 4%
Pret a Manger 4%
Krispy Kreme No votes


With 26% of the vote, McDonald's was voted as the best fast food available in the UK.

Next was the Cola Wars, Pepsi or Coke?

Pepsi 33%
Coke 67%


With 67% of the vote, Coke was voted the best cola.

Next was, sports!

NFL (American Football) 23%
MLB (Baseball) 4%
NBA (Basketball) No votes
Premier League (Football) 62%
NHL (Ice Hockey) 8%
Bundesliga (Football) No votes
La Liga (Football) 4%
Serie A (Football) No votes
Ligue 1 (Football) No votes
NPB (Baseball) No votes


With 62% of the vote, The Premier League was voted the greatest!

Next was the sexiest women of all time!

Rachel Stevens 24%
Jennifer Lopez No votes
Kelly Brook 32%
Britney Spears No votes
Cheryl Cole 11%
Halle Berry 3%
Jennifer Aniston 11%
Anna Kournikova 5%
Keeley Hazell 14%
Jenny McCarthy No votes


With 32% of the vote, Kelly Brook was named GRcades top totty.

Next up was decades!

1950s 2%
1960s 4%
1970s 4%
1980s 24%
1990s 49%
2000s 4%
2010s 11%


With 49% of the vote, the 90s were declared the best ever decade!

Next up was temperature.

Under 0°C 3%
0°C to 10°C 13%
10°C to 20°C 51%
20°C to 30°C 33%
30°C to 40°C No votes
Over 40°C No votes


With 51% of the vote, GR decided that 10°C to 20°C was the best temperature.

Next up was Christmas dinner

Turkey 17%
Beef 1%
Goose No votes
Stuffing 14%
Pigs in Blankets 14%
Roast Potatoes 18%
Gravy 14%
Cranberry Sauce 4%
Peas1%
Carrots 2%
Parsnips 3%
Cauliflower No votes
Brussels Sprouts 6%
Yorkshire Pudding 5%


GRcade’s favourite Christmas dinner would be Turkey, with stuffing, pigs in blankets, roast potatoes and gravy.

Next up, scones!

Rhymes with "gone" 48%
Rhymes with "cone" 50%
Rhymes with "one" 2%


GRcade has decided that scone rhymes with cone!

Next up was highest grossing actors.

Harrison Ford 12%
Samuel L Jackson 9%
Morgan Freeman 18%
Tom Hanks 35%
Robert Downey Jr. 6%
Eddie Murphy No votes
Tom Cruise 6%
Johnny Depp No votes
Michael Caine 9%
Scarlett Johansson 6%


With 35% of the vote, GR decided that Tom Hanks is the greatest actor!

Next up was 60s singles.

She Loves You – The Beatles 4%
I Want to Hold Your Hand – The Beatles 17%
Tears – Ken Dodd 13%
Can’t Buy Me Love – The Beatles 8%
I Feel Fine – The Beatles No votes
Carnival is Over – The Seekers 4%
We Can Work It Out/Day Tripper – The Beatles 42%
Release Me – Englebert Humperdinck 8%
It’s Now or Never – Elvis Presley 4%
Green, Green Grass of Home – Tom Jones No votes


The Beatles with We Can Work it Out was declared the highlight of the 60s!

Next up, the 70s.

Mull of Kintyre – Wings – No Votes
Rivers of Babylon/Brown Girl in the Ring – Boney M. – 6%
You’re the One That I Want – JT and ONJ – No Votes
Mary’s Boy Child – Boney M. – No Votes
Summer Nights – JT and ONJ – 3%
YMCA – Village People – 3%
Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen – 55%
Heart of Glass – Blondie – 33%
Bright Eyes – Art Garfunkel – No Votes
Don’t Give Up on Us – David Soul – No Votes


With 55% of the vote, Queen with Bohemian Rhapsody won!

Next up, the 80s.

Do They Know It’s Christmas? – Band Aid – 8%
Relax – Frankie Goes to Hollywood – 24%
I Just Called to Say I Love You – Stevie Wonder – 3%
Two Tribes – Frankie Goes to Hollywood – 5%
Don’t You Want Me – The Human League – 19%
Last Christmas/Everything She Wants – Wham! – 5%
Karma Chameleon – Culture Club – 8%
Careless Whisper – George Michael – 19%
The Power of Love – Jennifer Rush – No Votes
Come on Eileen – Dexys Midnight Runners – 8%


With 24% of the vote, Relax by Frankie Goes to Hollywood was declared the winner!

Next up, the 90s.

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PostRe: GRcade Decides...Prime Ministers edition
by Blue Eyes » Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:30 pm

In my time it was definitely Blair, even though his reputation has obviously been badly tarnished. He's made his way back into my good books for trying to stop Brexit, you know, whatever that actually involves him doing, of which I've seen nothing yet.

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PostRe: GRcade Decides...Prime Ministers edition
by Tomous » Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:33 pm

Hugh Grant for me.

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PostRe: GRcade Decides...Prime Ministers edition
by _/\_YUNGSTAR_/\_ » Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:45 pm

Maggie Thatch every time, but like all long term PM's. She outstayed her welcome.

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PostRe: GRcade Decides...Prime Ministers edition
by Gently-Parted Ringpiece » Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:49 pm

All wankers.

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PostRe: GRcade Decides...Prime Ministers edition
by Tineash » Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:58 pm

None of those strawberry floaters.

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PostRe: GRcade Decides...Prime Ministers edition
by Xeno » Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:00 pm

Is this a trick question?

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PostRe: GRcade Decides...Prime Ministers edition
by OrangeRakoon » Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:03 pm

I was alive for four of these and only remember three so on that basis I'm going to say Edward Heath

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PostRe: GRcade Decides...Prime Ministers edition
by Ironhide » Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:05 pm

Ban request for anyone voting Thatcher.

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PostRe: GRcade Decides...Prime Ministers edition
by Rex Kramer » Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:12 pm

It's like voting for the STI you'd most like to get. Of the ones I remember, no to Maggie T, Major was forgettable (aside from 'Pass the peas Norma'), Blair was a breath of fresh air at first but has been tainted since, for Brown see Major, Cameron was a disaster. If I had a gun to my head then I'd probably go Blair for minimum wage, devolution, independence for the BoE and he actually did manage to reduce the gap between rich and poor for a while.

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PostRe: GRcade Decides...Prime Ministers edition
by Moggy » Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:24 pm

Xeno wrote:Is this a trick question?


Nope, I am just curious who GRcade thinks is the best PM in our lifetime(s).

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PostRe: GRcade Decides...Prime Ministers edition
by Knoyleo » Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:33 pm

Lord Palmerston

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PostRe: GRcade Decides...Prime Ministers edition
by Rocsteady » Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:47 pm

I'm a big fan of politics and have no idea who I'd vote for; I don't know enough in - depth information about the PM's policies prior to Thatcher. I imagine that Blair will win this simply because he's the main (only?) competent politician that most of us are able to remember.

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PostRe: GRcade Decides...Prime Ministers edition
by Tomous » Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:55 pm

I mean, it's Blair by a huge margin if you ignore the Iraq War but that's a pretty big mark against him now...

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PostRe: GRcade Decides...Prime Ministers edition
by Xeno » Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:55 pm

If I have to I would say Heath. Yes he strawberry floated up a lot of gooseberry fool such as the three day week but he did help drag us in to some semblance of modern society. He brought in decimalisation and brought us in to the EU.

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PostRe: GRcade Decides...Prime Ministers edition
by Hexx » Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:03 pm

Gordon Brown. Just because someone has to vote for him. Poor thing.

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PostRe: GRcade Decides...Prime Ministers edition
by Moggy » Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:18 pm

Hexx wrote:Gordon Brown. Just because someone has to vote for him. Poor thing.


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PostRe: GRcade Decides...Prime Ministers edition
by Ironhide » Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:48 pm

Knoyleo wrote:Lord Palmerston


Pitt the Elder.

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PostRe: GRcade Decides...Prime Ministers edition
by Death's Head » Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:54 pm

Churchill, Thatcher, Blair or Major. Although totally different challenges.

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PostRe: GRcade Decides...Prime Ministers edition
by Mafro » Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:06 pm

Blair.

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