[Introspective] Final results of poll on U2 vs. Springsteen covering PSB

Wayne Studer psbfan at geowayne.com
Sat Nov 19 21:34:17 PST 2016

The final results are in for my poll this past week, in which I asked my 
site visitors whether they would like for either U2 or Bruce Springsteen 
to cover a Pet Shop Boys song and, if so, who they would prefer to do so 
and what "type" of PSB song they would prefer remade in this way. And 
the choice that received the largest number of votes was:

* "I wouldn't want either of them to cover any PSB song!" selected by 
28.6% of the voters.

Although this was the *single* plurality choice, it's worth noting that 
one of the three "U2 options" was picked by 40.1% and one of the three 
"Springsteen options" was picked by 31.3%. To see the complete results, 
please visit my "Commentary" site at http://www.geowayne.com/psbhtml.htm 
and either select one of the "Past Survey Results" options in the top 
navigation bar or click the appropriate link on my "What's New?" page.

My new poll for the week ahead asks you to imagine the end of the Boys' 
career, at a time of "career assessment." I'm wondering which of their 
classic songs you believe will be regarded as their greatest single song 
by each of four different groups of people: the general public, their 
hardcore fans, their fellow musicians, and "knowledgeable" critics (that 
is, those sufficiently familiar with them to make an intelligent 
choice). So please mull this over and, when you're ready, make your 
selections among the choices provided right there on my home page. (And 
although I offer only a small number of songs to choose from, I've 
provided the usual "some other choice" option for those who wish to 
nominate any alternatives.)

Meanwhile, thanks to everyone who voted in last week's survey. I hope 
you all have a marvelous week ahead -- and a very happy and safe 
Thanksgiving to my fellow Americans and anyone else who observes the 


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