Welcome to the first week of the ICA World Cup 2022. Are you excited or totally indifferent?
Seventeen songs are competing for your votes today, with eight of them set to qualify for the knock-out stages. All the songs, in the group stages, will be #1 from all the relevant ICAs, and they are listed below in alphabetical order of the singer or group involved.
Ash – Jack Names The Planets (ICA 190)
Cocteau Twins – Hazel (Peel Session) (ICA 310)
Dinosaur Jr. – The Wagon (ICA 312)
Dum Dum Girls – Jail La La (ICA 287)
The Fall – Crap Rap/Like To Blow (ICA 171)
Luke Haines – Rock’n’Roll Communique #1 (ICA 180)
Robyn Hitchcock – Kingdom of Love (ICA 190)
Buddy Holly – That’ll Be The Day (ICA 285)
Iceage – Hurrah (ICA 221)
The Jam – Pretty Green (ICA 152)
The Jazz Butcher – Next Move Sideways (ICA 158)
Mudhoney – In n Out of Grace (ICA 283)
Nirvana – Where Did You Sleep Last Night? (ICA 222)
Iggy Pop – Lust For Life (ICA 183)
Roxy Music – Virginia Plain (ICA 250)
Say Sue Me – Let It Begin (ICA 227)
Tracey Thorn – It’s All True – Escort Extended Remix (ICA 262)
As I said last week, the draw has been designed to split up contributions from various guest contributors, with each group also having a handful from my own ICAs. Group A is quite eclectic, and many of the so-called ‘big hitters’ didn’t get drawn out, so it sets up for some tastiness in the remaining groups.
Voting closes at midnight on Saturday, 16th July. Voting must be done through the comments section.
AND JUST TO AVOID ANY POTENTIAL CONFUSION, I’M HOPING EVERYONE COMING ON TO VOTE WILL MAKE UP TO 8 CHOICES FROM THE ABOVE LIST.
I KNOW……I’M ASKING A LOT!!! BUT IT WILL GET EASIER ONCE WE REACH THE KNOCK-OUT STAGES!!!!!!!