Definitive ranking of songs and albums according to MaidenFans

mirtilo

Educated Fool
Hey guys!

I made an average with all the polls made here to find out what the best favorite albums and songs according to board staff.

I collected the data between 6 and 7 September of 2015.

Here is the link to download the file: http://www.4shared.com/file/2IaFouYSce/MAIDENFANS_ALBUM_RATING.html

What do you think of the result? Any surprises?

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ALBUM RATING
SEVENTH SON OF A SEVENTH SON 8,6478
A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH 8,5391
SOMEWHERE IN TIME 8,5344
BRAVE NEW WORLD 8,5329
POWERSLAVE 8,3407
THE FINAL FRONTIER 8,3211
PIECE OF MIND 8,1716
THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST 8,1499
DANCE OF DEATH 7,8679
THE X FACTOR 7,7799
IRON MAIDEN 7,7196
KILLERS 7,3938
VIRTUAL XI 7,2
NO PRAYER FOR THE DYING 6,6203
FEAR OF THE DARK 6,5177

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SONG RATING
HALLOWED BE THY NAME 9,905263
RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER 9,608247
PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 9,569767
SIGN OF THE CROSS 9,569231
POWERSLAVE 9,5
REVELATIONS 9,482759
DANCE OF DEATH 9,458333
BRIGHTER THAN A THOUSAND SUNS 9,410959
INFINITE DREAMS 9,353659
ACES HIGH 9,350649
PASCHENDALE 9,35
THE TROOPER 9,263889
SEVENTH SON OF A SEVENTH SON 9,256757
THE EVIL THAT MEN DO 9,232877
WASTED YEARS 9,223684
CHILDREN OF THE DAMNED 9,216216
FEAR OF THE DARK 9,171875
THE WICKER MAN 9,166667
FOR THE GREATER GOOD OF GOD 9,112676
THE CLANSMAN 9,109091
STARBLIND 9,082353
GHOST OF THE NAVIGATOR 9,045455
BRAVE NEW WORLD 9
RAINMAKER 9
THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST 8,987013
BLOOD BROTHERS 8,983051
WHEN THE WILD WIND BLOWS 8,966667
CAUGHT SOMEWHERE IN TIME 8,964286
ALEXANDER THE GREAT 8,926829
TO TAME A LAND 8,911765
STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND 8,910256
KILLERS 8,907692
2 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT 8,876923
AFRAID TO SHOOT STRANGERS 8,826087
THE THIN LINE BETWEEN LOVE AND HATE 8,815789
STILL LIFE 8,8125
THE REINCARNATION OF BENJAMIN BREEG 8,794521
THE TALISMAN 8,793103
WHERE EAGLES DARE 8,775
MOONCHILD 8,773333
THE LEGACY 8,746479
THE NOMAD 8,716418
THE LONGEST DAY 8,683333
ISLE OF AVALON 8,682927
MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE 8,676923
LORD OF LIGHT 8,661538
THE CLAIRVOYANT 8,653333
THESE COLOURS DON'T RUN 8,627119
THE PRISONER 8,619718
COMING HOME 8,595238
REMEMBER TOMORROW 8,590909
SEA OF MADNESS 8,5625
DREAM OF MIRRORS 8,553571
ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG 8,549296
OUT OF THE SILENT PLANET 8,523077
NO MORE LIES 8,508197
22 ACACIA AVENUE 8,386667
FLIGHT OF ICARUS 8,378788
THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER 8,333333
TRANSYLVANIA 8,272727
WRATHCHILD 8,181818
THE EDGE OF DARKNESS 8,172414
STRANGE WORLD 8,121622
FUTUREAL 8,103448
PROWLER 8,084507
BLOOD ON THE WORLD'S HANDS 8,038462
NO PRAYER FOR THE DYING 8,015385
MOTHER OF MERCY 8
DIFFERENT WORLD 7,982456
MAN ON THE EDGE 7,962264
RUN TO THE HILLS 7,925373
DÉJÀ VU 7,924242
LORD OF THE FLIES 7,909091
JOURNEYMAN 7,903226
EL DORADO 7,885714
GENGHIS KHAN 7,859649
FACE IN THE SAND 7,859649
THE PROPHECY 7,850746
BE QUICK OR BE DEAD 7,84127
THE AFTERMATH 7,811321
THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING 7,808219
JUDAS BE MY GUIDE 7,807018
OUT OF THE SHADOWS 7,784314
DIE WITH YOUR BOOTS ON 7,78125
THE ALCHEMIST 7,777778
FLASH OF THE BLADE 7,753846
MONTSÉGUR 7,666667
FORTUNES OF WAR 7,66
RUN SILENT RUN DEEP 7,62069
SATELLITE 15... THE FINAL FRONTIER 7,619718
PURGATORY 7,619048
MOTHER RUSSIA 7,614035
THE IDES OF MARCH 7,59322
PRODIGAL SON 7,589286
THE PILGRIM 7,588235
THE EDUCATED FOOL 7,528302
CAN I PLAY WITH MADNESS? 7,5125
COMO ESTAIS AMIGOS 7,45283
HEAVEN CAN WAIT 7,430556
THE DUELLISTS 7,426471
THE UNBELIEVER 7,413043
RUNNING FREE 7,333333
BACK IN THE VILLAGE 7,271429
THE MERCENARY 7,271186
THE FALLEN ANGEL 7,254545
LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE 7,226415
TOTAL ECLIPSE 7,210526
JUDGEMENT OF HEAVEN 7,153846
CHILDHOOD'S END 7,089286
2 A.M. 7,038462
WHEN TWO WORLDS COLLIDE 7,019231
INVADERS 7,015152
PUBLIC ENEMA NUMBER ONE 6,966102
LOSFER WORDS (BIG 'ORRA) 6,938462
WASTING LOVE 6,934426
ANOTHER LIFE 6,890909
NEW FRONTIER 6,87037
LOOK FOR THE TRUTH 6,851064
AGE OF INNOCENCE 6,844828
WILDEST DREAMS 6,8
TAILGUNNER 6,794118
SUN AND STEEL 6,71875
SANCTUARY 6,615385
DRIFTER 6,55172
INNOCENT EXILE 6,54
CHARLOTTE THE HARLOT 6,455882
TWILIGHT ZONE 6,436364
IRON MAIDEN 6,432432
FATES WARNING 6,418182
GATES OF TOMORROW 6,285714
HOLY SMOKE 6,209677
GANGLAND 6,083333
DON'T LOOK TO THE EYES OF A STRANGER 6,070175
FROM HERE TO ETERNITY 6,019231
THE FUGITIVE 6
BRING YOUR DAUGHTER... TO THE SLAUGHTER 5,946429
THE ASSASSIN 5,65
FEAR IS THE KEY 5,5
QUEST FOR FIRE 5,42029
CHAINS OF MISERY 5,326923
THE ANGEL AND THE GAMBLER 5,090909
HOOKS IN YOU 4,96875
WEEKEND WARRIOR 3,964912
THE APPARITION 3,732143
 
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SinisterMinisterX

Illuminatus
Staff member
Oh, man. We really need to post that link, and LC is on vacation. Who's got it?

mirtilo, we already have those averages in a Google spreadsheet. Except for a few recent votes, the numbers will be pretty much the same. Thanks for all the work, though... ;)
 

SixesAlltheway

Ancient Mariner
Surprises: That The Final Frontier is so high in the album rankings. I suppose an influx of positive votes back when the album came out....That Dance of Death is so high in the song ranking, I don't get that. It's not good enough to be in the same group as Infinite Dreams and Powerslave in my opinion.
 
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mirtilo

Educated Fool
Oh, man. We really need to post that link, and LC is on vacation. Who's got it?

mirtilo, we already have those averages in a Google spreadsheet. Except for a few recent votes, the numbers will be pretty much the same. Thanks for all the work, though... ;)

hahaha, that's ok! I should have known it. At least I had fun doing it!
 

mirtilo

Educated Fool
Surprises: That The Final Frontier is so high in the album rankings. I suppose an influx of positive votes back when the album came out....That Dance of Death is so high in the song ranking, I don't get that. It's not good enough to be in the same group as Infinite Dreams and Powerslave in my opinion.

I agree with you about the influx of positive votes back when the album came out. But for me Dance of Death fits well next to songs like Infinite Dreams and Powerslave.

The only negative surprises for me were the notes of The Apparition, Weekend Warrior and Chains of Misery.
 
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mirtilo

Educated Fool
Wow! Now at least I know this link! Much more accurated. I just have done this because I had curiosity to know the overall preferences of Maiden fans.

Thank you!
 

Forostar

Ancient Mariner
Oh, man. We really need to post that link, and LC is on vacation. Who's got it?

mirtilo, we already have those averages in a Google spreadsheet. Except for a few recent votes, the numbers will be pretty much the same. Thanks for all the work, though... ;)
I am interested in the differences as well. What were the methods? Wouldn't mind some more background in the LC doc as well.
 

mckindog

Living for Sanctuary from the law
Staff member
LC is relaunching the polls when he's back, I believe, and will update after the results play out.
 

Mosh

Winner of the 2020 Dumbest Comment Ever Award
Staff member
Surprises: That The Final Frontier is so high in the album rankings. I suppose an influx of positive votes back when the album came out.....
Im sure that's what it is. Same will happen with TBOS both in the song ratings and the survivor.
 

LooseCannon

Enterprise-class aircraft carrier
Staff member
My averages come from 10 years of polling and don't reflect spikes up or down for songs.

We shall see what happens once the polls are re-launched.

The numbers for that should be fairly similar to the 2014 numbers. Anyway, we'll see.
 
Intended to make this a seperate topic, but for some reason I can not make new posts?? So I figured it could maybe fit here:

RANKING BY HARD DATA - WHAT PEOPLE ACTUALLY LISTEN TO:
(Based on Spotify plays):

Make of it what you will, but I find it quite interesting. A few eye openers, indeed. Like "Wasting Love" being the 2nd most popular song from FOTD, that makes me happy since I really love that song, but had the impression it wasn't very popular. Another major surprise: Hell On Earth just being #7 from Senjutsu (clearly #1 to me), and "Starblind" being least popular on TFF... well, enjoy!

SENJUTSU:

1. THE WRITING ON THE WALL
2. STRATEGO
3. DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
4. SENJUTSU
5. LOST IN A LOST WORLD
6. THE TIME MACHINE
7. HELL ON EARTH
8. DARKEST HOUR
9. THE PARCHMENT
10. DEATH OF THE CELTS

THE BOOK OF SOULS

1. SPEED OF LIGHT
2. IF ETERNITY SHOULD FAIL
3. THE RED AND THE BLACK
4. TEARS OF A CLOWN
5. EMPIRE OF THE CLOUDS
6. DEATH OR GLORY
7. THE BOOK OF SOULS
8. THE GREAT UNKNOWN
9. WHEN THE RIVER RUNS DEEP
10. SHADOWS OF THE VALLEY
11. THE MAN OF SORROWS

THE FINAL FRONTIER

1. WHEN THE WILD WIND BLOWS
2. COMING HOME
3. EL DORADO
4. SATELLITE 15...THE FINAL FRONTIER
5. MOTHER OF MERCY
6. THE TALISMAN
7. THE ALCHEMIST
8. ISLE OF AVALON
9. THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING
10. STARBLIND

A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH

1. FOR THE GREATER GOOD OF GOD
2. DIFFERENT WORLD
3. THESE COLOURS DONT RUN
4. THE REINCARNATION OF BENJAMIN BREEG
5. THE LONGEST DAY
6. BRIGHTER THAN A THOUSAND SUNS
7. THE PILGRIM
8. THE LEGACY
9. OUT OF THE SHADOWS
10. LORD OF LIGHT

DANCE OF DEATH

1. DANCE OF DEATH
2. PASCHENDALE
3. RAINMAKER
4. NO MORE LIES
5. JOURNEYMAN
6. WILDEST DREAMS
7. FACE IN THE SAND
8. MONTSEGUR
9. GATES OF TOMORROW
10. NEW FRONTIER
11. AGE OF INNOCENCE

BRAVE NEW WORLD

1. THE WICKER MAN
2. BLOOD BROTHERS
3. BRAVE NEW WORLD
4. GHOST OF THE NAVIGATOR
5. OUT OF THE SILENT PLANET
6. DREAM OF MIRRORS
7. THE MERCENARY
8. THE FALLEN ANGEL
9. THE THIN LINE BETWEEN LOVE AND HATE
10. THE NOMAD

VIRTUAL XI

1. THE CLANSMAN
2. FUTUREAL
3. COMO ESTAIS AMIGOS
4. DONT LOOK TO THE EYES OF A STRANGER
5. THE ANGEL AND THE GAMBLER
6. THE EDUCATED FOOL
7. LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE
8. WHEN TWO WORLDS COLLIDE

THE X FACTOR

1. SIGN OF THE CROSS
2. MAN ON THE EDGE
3. LORD OF THE FLIES
4. FORTUNES OF WAR
5. 2 AM
6. LOOK FOR THE TRUTH
7. JUDGEMENT OF HEAVEN
8. THE EDGE OF DARKNESS
9. THE AFTERMATH
10. BLOOD ON THE WORLDS HANDS
11. THE UNBELIEVER

FEAR OF THE DARK

1. FEAR OF THE DARK
2. WASTING LOVE
3. AFRAID TO SHOOT STRANGERS
4. BE QUICK OR BE DEAD
5. FROM HERE TO ETERNITY
6. CHILDHOODS END
7. JUDAS BE MY GUIDE
8. FEAR IS THE KEY
9. THE FUGITIVE
10. CHAINS OF MISERY
11. WEEKEND WARRIOR
12. THE APPARITION

NO PRAYER FOR THE DYING

1. BRING YOUR DAUGHTER...TO THE SLAUGHTER
2. HOLY SMOKE
3. TAILGUNNER
4. NO PRAYER FOR THE DYING
5. RUN SILENT, RUN DEEP
6. MOTHER RUSSIA
7. PUBLIC ENEMA NUMBER ONE
8. THE ASSASSIN
9. HOOKS IN YOU
10. FATES WARNING

SEVENTH SON OF A SEVENTH SON

1. CAN I PLAY WITH MADNESS
2. THE EVIL THAT MEN DO
3. SEVENTH SON OF A SEVENTH SON
4. MOONCHILD
5. INFINITE DREAMS
6. THE CLAIRVOYANT
7. ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG
8. THE PROPHECY

SOMEWHERE IN TIME

1. WASTED YEARS
2. ALEXANDER THE GREAT
3. CAUGHT SOMEWHERE IN TIME
4. STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND
5. HEAVEN CAN WAIT
6. THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER
7. SEA OF MADNESS
8. DEJA VU

POWERSLAVE

1. 2 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT
2. ACES HIGH
3. POWERSLAVE
4. RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER
5. FLASH OF THE BLADE
6. LOSFER WORDS (BIG ORRA)
7. THE DUELLISTS
8. BACK IN THE VILLAGE

PIECE OF MIND

1. THE TROOPER
2. FLIGHT OF ICARUS
3. WHERE EAGLES DARE
4. REVELATIONS
5. DIE WITH YOUR BOOTS ON
6. STILL LIFE
7. TO TAME A LAND
8. SUN AND STEEL
9. QUEST FOR FIRE

THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST

1. RUN TO THE HILLS
2. THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST
3. HALLOWED BE THY NAME
4. CHILDREN OF THE DAMNED
5. THE PRISONER
6. 22 ACACIA AVENUE
7. INVADERS
8. GANGLAND

KILLERS

1. WRATHCHILD
2. KILLERS
3. MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE
4. PURGATORY
5. THE IDES OF MARCH
6. GENGHIS KHAN
7. ANOTHER LIFE
8. PRODIGAL SON
9. INNOCENT EXILE
10. DRIFTER

IRON MAIDEN

1. PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
2. IRON MAIDEN
3. RUNNING FREE
4. PROWLER
5. TRANSYLVANIA
6. STRANGE WORLD
7. REMEMBER TOMORROW
8. CHARLOTTE THE HARLOT
 

TheMercenary

Ancient Mariner
My ranking is this one.

IRON MAIDEN
1) Phantom Of The Opera
2) Remember Tomorrow
3) Strange World
4) Iron Maiden
5) Sanctuary
6) Prowler
7) Charlotte The Harlot
8) Transylvania

KILLERS
1) Killers
2) Wrathchild
3) Genghis Khan
4) Murders In The Rue Morgue
5) Another Life
6) The Ides Of March
7) Twilight Zone
8) Purgatory
9) Drifter
10) Prodigal Son
11) Innocent Exile

THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST
1) Hallowed Be Thy Name
2) Run To The Hills
3) The Number Of The Beast
4) The Prisoner
5) Children Of The Damned
6) 22, Acacia Avenue
7) Invaders
8) Gangland (+ Total Eclipse)

PIECE OF MIND
1) The Trooper
2) Sun And Steel
3) Where Eagles Dare
4) Revelations
5) To Tame A Land
6) Die With Your Boots On
7) Flight Of Icarus
8) Still Life
9) Quest For Fire

POWERSLAVE
1) Rime Of The Ancient Mariner
2) Powerslave
3) Aces High
4) Two Minutes To Midnight
5) Flash Of The Blade
6) The Duellists
7) Back To The Village
8) Losfer Words

SOMEWHERE IN TIME
1) Caught Somewhere In Time
2) Wasted Years
3) Stranger In A Stranger Land
4) Alexander The Great
5) Sea Of Madness
6) Deja Vu
7) The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner
8) Heaven Can Wait

SEVENTH SON OF A SEVENTH SON
1) Infinite Dreams
2) Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
3) The Clairvoyant
4) The Evil That Men Do
5) Can I Play With Madness
6) Moonchild
7) Only The Good Die
8) The Prophecy

NO PRAYER FOR THE DYING
1) Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter
2) No Prayer For The Dying
3) Tailgunner
4) Holy Smoke
5) The Assassin
6) Run Silent Run Deep
7) Public Enema Number One
8) Fates Warning
9) Hooks In You
10) Mother Russia

FEAR OF THE DARK
1) Fear Of The Dark
2) Be Quick Or Be Dead
3) Afraid To Shoot Strangers
4) Judas Be My Guide
5) Chains Of Misery
6) From Here To Eternity
7) Weekend Warrior
8) Fear Is The Key
9) Wasting Love
10) The Fugitive
11) Childhood's End
12) The Apparition

THE X FACTOR
1) Man On The Edge
2) The Aftermath
3) Blood On The World's Hands
4) Sign Of The Cross
5) The Unbeliever
6) Look For The Truth
7) Judgement Of Heaven
8) Lord Of The Flies
9) Fortunes Of War
10) The Edge Of Darkness
11) 2 a.m.

VIRTUAL XI
1) The Clansman
2) Futureal
3) Como Estais Amigos
4) The Educated Fool
5) Two Worlds Collide
6) Lightning Strikes Twice
7) Don't Look To The Eyes Of A Stranger
8) The Angel And The Gambler

BRAVE NEW WORLD
1) The Wicker Man
2) Ghost Of The Navigator
3) The Nomad
4) Brave New World
5) Fallen Angel
6) Dream Of Mirrors
7) Out Of The Silent Planet
8) Blood Brothers
9) The Thin Line Between Love And Hate
10) The Mercenary

DANCE OF DEATH
1) Dance Of Death
2) Montségur
3) Paschendale
4) Wildest Dreams
5) New Frontier
6) No More Lies
7) Gates Of Tomorrow
8) Journeyman
9) Rainmaker
10) Face In The Sand
11) Age Of Innocence

A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH
1) For The Greater Good Of God
2) Brighter Than A Thousand Suns
3) Reincarnation Of Benjamin Breeg
4) The Longest Day
5) Out Of The Shadows
6) These Colours Don't Run
7) The Pilgrim
8) Different World
9) Lord Of Light
10) The Legacy

THE FINAL FRONTIER
1) The Talisman
2) Isle Of Avalon
3) Starblind
4) The Man Who Would Be King
5) El Dorado
6) Satellite 15...The Final Frontier
7) When The Wild Wind Blows
8) The Alchemist
9) Mother Of Mercy
10) Coming Home

THE BOOK OF SOULS
1) The Book Of Souls
2) If Eternity Should Fail
3) Speed Of Light
4) Death Or Glory
5) The Red And The Black
6) The Great Unknown
7) Shadows Of The Valley
8) Empire Of The Clown
9) Tears Of A Clown
10) When The River Runs Deep
11) The Man Of Sorrows

SENJUTSU
1) The Parchment
2) The Writing On The Wall
3) Lost In A Lost World
4) Stratego
5) Senjutsu
6) Hell On Earth
7) Death Of The Celts
8) Days Of Future Past
9) The Time Machine
10) Darkest Hours
 
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