Iron Maiden Survivor done: Hallowed and Rime co-champions

Vote for your LEAST favorite songs!

  • Hallowed Be Thy Name

    Votes: 12 46.2%
  • Rime Of The Ancient Mariner

    Votes: 14 53.8%

  • Total voters
Re: Iron Maiden Survivor FINAL BATTLE: Hallowed vs. Rime (Jan 5-7)

I can't be bothered to check if I posted my vote so for clarification I voted Rime.
Re: Iron Maiden Survivor FINAL BATTLE: Hallowed vs. Rime (Jan 5-7)

Only because I wanted to piss SMX off. And Perun does as Perun pleases.
Re: Iron Maiden Survivor FINAL BATTLE: Hallowed vs. Rime (Jan 5-7)

Brrrr.... the time of votes' counting and final results has come
Re: Iron Maiden Survivor FINAL BATTLE: Hallowed vs. Rime (Jan 5-7)

I make it 13 minutes till the end of voting.
Iron Maiden Survivor Co-Champions:
Hallowed Be Thy Name
Rime Of The Ancient Mariner

The top ten Iron Maiden songs:
1 (tie). Hallowed Be Thy Name
1 (tie). Rime Of The Ancient Mariner
3. Powerslave
4. Paschendale
5. Infinite Dreams
6. Phantom Of The Opera
7. Aces High
8. Brighter Than A Thousand Suns
9. Brave New World
10. Ghost Of The Navigator

Results by album:
Rank. Song (Number of rounds survived)


Iron Maiden (1980)
1. Phantom Of The Opera (76)
2. Remember Tomorrow (24)
3. Transylvania (15)
4 (tie). Prowler (10)
4 (tie). Sanctuary (10)
6. Running Free (7)
7. Iron Maiden (3)
8 (tie). Strange World (2)
8 (tie). Charlotte The Harlot (2)

Killers (1981)
1. Killers (20)
2. Wrathchild (17)
3. Murders In The Rue Morgue (13)
4. Genghis Khan (11)
5. Another Life (5)
6 (tie). Innocent Exile (4)
6 (tie). Purgatory (4)
8 (tie). The Ides Of March (3)
8 (tie). Prodigal Son (3)
10. Twilight Zone (1)
11. Drifter (0)

The Number Of The Beast (1982)
1. Hallowed Be Thy Name (74)
2. Children Of The Damned (48)
3. The Number Of The Beast (19)
4. 22 Acacia Avenue (15)
5. The Prisoner (12)
6. Run To The Hills (6)
7. Total Eclipse (3)
8. Invaders (2)
9. Gangland (0)

Piece Of Mind (1983)
1. Revelations (32)
2. To Tame A Land (19)
3. The Trooper (15)
4. Where Eagles Dare (11)
5. Still Life (10)
6. Die With Your Boots On (5)
7. Flight Of Icarus (2)
8. Quest For Fire (0)
9. Sun And Steel (0)

Powerslave (1984)
1. Rime Of The Ancient Mariner (58)
2. Powerslave (57)
3. Aces High (53)
4. 2 Minutes To Midnight (10)
5 (tie). Flash Of The Blade (1)
5 (tie). Back In The Village (1)
7. The Duellists (1)
8. Losfer Words (Big 'Orra) (0)

Somewhere In Time (1986)
1. Stranger In A Strange Land (9)
2 (tie). Caught Somewhere In Time (4)
2 (tie). Wasted Years (4)
4. Alexander The Great (3)
5 (tie). Sea Of Madness (2)
5 (tie). The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner (2)
7. Heaven Can Wait (1)
8. Deja Vu (0)

Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son (1988)
1. Infinite Dreams (46)
2. Moonchild (34)
3. Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son (10)
4. The Evil That Men Do (4)
5. The Clairvoyant (4)
6. Only The Good Die Young (3)
7. The Prophecy (0)
8. Can I Play With Madness (0)

No Prayer For The Dying (1990)
1. No Prayer For The Dying (1)
2 (tie). Holy Smoke (1)
2 (tie). Mother Russia (1)
4. Run Silent Run Deep (1)
5. Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter (0)
6 (tie). Tailgunner (0)
6 (tie). Fates Warning (0)
8. The Assassin (0)
9. Public Enema Number One (0)
10. Hooks In You (0)

Fear Of The Dark (1992)
1. Afraid To Shoot Strangers (22)
2. Fear Of The Dark (3)
3. Wasting Love (2)
4. Be Quick Or Be Dead (2)
5. Judas Be My Guide (2)
6. From Here To Eternity (1)
7 (tie). Childhood's End (1)
7 (tie). The Fugitive (1)
9 (tie). Fear Is The Key (0)
9 (tie). Weekend Warrior (0)
11. The Apparition (0)
12. Chains Of Misery (0)

The X Factor (1995)
1. Sign Of The Cross (13)
2. Lord Of The Flies (4)
3. The Edge Of Darkness (3)
4. Fortunes Of War (3)
5. Man On The Edge (3)
6. The Aftermath (2)
7. Look For The Truth (1)
8. Judgement Of Heaven (1)
9. Blood On The World's Hands (1)
10. The Unbeliever (0)
11. 2 A.M. (0)

Virtual XI (1998)
1. The Clansman (2)
2. Futureal (2)
3. Como Estais Amigos (1)
4. The Educated Fool (1)
5. Lightning Strikes Twice (1)
6 (tie). When Two Worlds Collide (0)
6 (tie). Don't Look To The Eyes Of A Stranger (0)
8. The Angel And The Gambler (0)

Brave New World (2000)
1. Brave New World (23)
2. Ghost Of The Navigator (22)
3. Blood Brothers (3)
4 (tie). The Wicker Man (2)
4 (tie). Dream Of Mirrors (2)
6. The Nomad (2)
7. The Thin Line Between Love And Hate (1)
8. Out Of The Silent Planet (1)
9. The Fallen Angel (1)
10. The Mercenary (0)

Dance Of Death (2003)
1. Paschendale (22)
2. Dance Of Death (4)
3. Rainmaker (3)
4. Journeyman (3)
5. No More Lies (2)
6 (tie). Montsegur (2)
6 (tie). Face In The Sand (2)
8. The Age Of Innocence (1)
9. Wildest Dreams (0)
10. Gates Of Tomorrow (0)
11. New Frontier (0)

A Matter Of Life And Death (2006)
1. Brighter Than A Thousand Suns (13)
2. For The Greater Good Of God (3)
3. The Legacy (3)
4 (tie). These Colours Don't Run (2)
4 (tie). The Longest Day (2)
6. The Reincarnation Of Benjamin Breeg (2)
7. Lord Of Light (1)
8. Different World (0)
9. The Pilgrim (0)
10. Out Of The Shadows (0)

Non-album tracks:
1. That Girl (5)
2. Reach Out (4)
3. Justice Of The Peace (4)
4. King Of Twilight (4)
5. Judgement Day (3)
6. I've Got The Fire (3)
7. Virus (2)
8 (tie). Burning Ambition (2)
8 (tie). Cross-Eyed Mary (2)
10. Women In Uniform (2)
11. The Sheriff Of Huddersfield (1)
12 (tie). Invasion (1)
12 (tie). Massacre (1)
14. Black Bart Blues (0)
15. Nodding Donkey Blues (0)

Results by series:
Series 1:
11. Another Life
12 (tie). Innocent Exile
12 (tie). Purgatory
14 (tie). Iron Maiden
14 (tie). The Ides Of March
14 (tie). Prodigal Son
17 (tie). Strange World
17 (tie). Charlotte The Harlot
19. Twilight Zone
20. Drifter

Series 2:
11. Murders In The Rue Morgue
12. Run To The Hills
13. Genghis Khan
14 (tie). Prowler
14 (tie). Sanctuary
16. Total Eclipse
17. Invaders
18. Running Free
19. Gangland

Series 3:
11. 22 Acacia Avenue
12. Killers
13. Die With Your Boots On
14. The Prisoner
15. Wrathchild
16. Flight Of Icarus
17. Transylvania
18. Quest For Fire
19. Sun And Steel

Series 4:
11. The Number Of The Beast
12. Where Eagles Dare
13. Remember Tomorrow
14. Still Life
15 (tie). Flash Of The Blade
15 (tie). Back In The Village
17. The Duellists
18. Losfer Words (Big 'Orra)

Series 5:
11 (tie). Caught Somewhere In Time
11 (tie). Wasted Years
13. Alexander The Great
14. The Trooper
15 (tie). Sea Of Madness
15 (tie). The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner
17. Heaven Can Wait
18. Deja Vu

Series 6:
11. Stranger In A Strange Land
12. The Evil That Men Do
13. The Clairvoyant
14. Only The Good Die Young
15. To Tame A Land
16. 2 Minutes To Midnight
17. The Prophecy
18. Can I Play With Madness

Series 7:
11. No Prayer For The Dying
12 (tie). Holy Smoke
12 (tie). Mother Russia
14. Run Silent Run Deep
15. Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter
16 (tie). Tailgunner
16 (tie). Fates Warning
18. The Assassin
19. Public Enema Number One
20. Hooks In You

Series 8:
11. Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
12. Fear Of The Dark
13. Wasting Love
14. Be Quick Or Be Dead
15. Judas Be My Guide
16. From Here To Eternity
17 (tie). Childhood's End
17 (tie). The Fugitive
19 (tie). Fear Is The Key
19 (tie). Weekend Warrior
21. The Apparition
22. Chains Of Misery

Series 9:
11. Revelations
12. Lord Of The Flies
13. The Edge Of Darkness
14. Fortunes Of War
15. Man On The Edge
16. The Aftermath
17. Look For The Truth
18. Judgement Of Heaven
19. Blood On The World's Hands
20. The Unbeliever
21. 2 A.M.

Series 10:
11. The Clansman
12 (tie). Virus
12 (tie). Futureal
14. Como Estais Amigos
15. The Educated Fool
16. Lightning Strikes Twice
17 (tie). When Two Worlds Collide
17 (tie). Don't Look To The Eyes Of A Stranger
19. The Angel And The Gambler

Series 11:
11. Sign Of The Cross
12. Children Of The Damned
13. Blood Brothers
14 (tie). The Wicker Man
14 (tie). Dream Of Mirrors
16. The Nomad
17. The Thin Line Between Love And Hate
18. Out Of The Silent Planet
19. The Fallen Angel
20. The Mercenary

Series 12:
11. Dance Of Death
12. Afraid To Shoot Strangers
13. Rainmaker
14. Journeyman
15. No More Lies
16 (tie). Montsegur
16 (tie). Face In The Sand
18. The Age Of Innocence
19. Wildest Dreams
20. Gates Of Tomorrow
21. New Frontier

Series 13:
11. Moonchild
12. For The Greater Good Of God
13. The Legacy
14 (tie). These Colours Don't Run
14 (tie). The Longest Day
16. The Reincarnation Of Benjamin Breeg
17. Lord Of Light
18. Different World
19. The Pilgrim
20. Out Of The Shadows

Series 14:
11. That Girl
12. Reach Out
13. Justice Of The Peace
14. King Of Twilight
15. Judgement Day
16. I've Got The Fire
17 (tie). Burning Ambition
17 (tie). Cross-Eyed Mary
19. Women In Uniform
20. The Sheriff Of Huddersfield
21 (tie). Invasion
21 (tie). Massacre
23. Black Bart Blues
24. Nodding Donkey Blues

There it is, folks ... a tie.

There's really no way to break a tie in the final round. Sure, we could count the posted votes (I haven't bothered), but the tie is enshrined for all eternity in the closed poll at the top of the page.

However, consider this:
The penultimate vote cast was LooseCannon voting for Hallowed. Since he said nothing to the contrary, I assume he voted that way because he likes Rime more.
Then Perun voted, with his stated intent of restoring the tie. In other words, his vote wasn't necessarily an expression of his true preference.
If we subtract Perun's vote, then Rime wins.

Sorry, Rime-lovers ... Perun did vote, it is a tie. That is the final judgement of this moderator (who would have preferred Hallowed :innocent: ).

Thanks for playing, everyone!
Phew. I'll take a tie, I was worried that that rogue prince Rime was going to steal the crown off the rightful King for a moment there :p

Firstly: Cheers for hosting SMX. It must take a fair bit of time and effort so it's great that you do it.

As for the overall results my top 10 is very different to this one (Hallowed, Paschendale, SotC, SSOASS, Longest Day, PotO, Clansman, RotAM, Revelations, The Trooper) but this top 10 is still absolute quality. I'm disappointed Sign of the Cross and especially SSOASS + The Clansman didn't get further because they're genius but some songs can't make the cut.

Album wise I'm disappointed Piece of Mind wasn't represented in the Top 10 and that SSOASS only had the 1 song in. Somewhere in Time and Virtual XI deserved some of it's top songs to get further too (The motivation for me joining Maidenfans was to try and get The Clansman into the Top 10 but it wasn't to be!)

Anyway, All Hail the masterpieces known as Hallowed Be Thy Name and Rime of the Ancient Mariner which take there place as the best Maiden songs EVER!
From the results, I can see that Maiden fans hardly appreciate the real gems of their catalog. And still complain about the set list, which have incontestable alibi for being what it is 90% of the tours. ::)
Isn't that over-generalization? It's a democratic vote, but individuals all have their favourites.

Well, it was fun to follow and vote! Good job SinisterMinisterX  :ok:
Of course it is. And the results prove that there's a collective mindset even when comes to something so subjective as is musical preference. But it also proves that several of Maiden hits are hits not for nothing. Those are some of the greatest songs ever written.

But it doesn't take any of the greatness of this poll. Hope there's more of this.
It will be interesting to see how the co-winners perform second time around.  At one point 'Rime' was close to being voted out, while 'Hallowed' always had low votes.  This means that if we were to rank the top 10 songs with values 1-10, the higher the better, 'Hallowed' would win out.
Overall, I am happy with the top 10, if not a little suprised at how high some songs reached (Brave New World, Ghost of the Navigator, Brighter Than A Thousand Suns) but that's not to say that they aren't good songs (I'm listening to BTATS right now even and loving it  B)) just that I am suprised they scored higher than certain songs (Revelations not in the top 10?!, Children Of The Damned even?!). I'm also suprised that NOTHING from SIT (which is IMO a top 5 Maiden album) survived very long (with only Stranger In A Strange Land surviving a respectable 9 rounds, and even more shocking is Alexander's early exit in 3! :eek:). Aces High, while a song that I love to pieces (I literally worship the whole Powerslave album :bigsmile:) completely overperformed where I felt it belonged in the pecking order.

But, saying all that, I do thoroughly enjoy every song in the top ten- thrilled to pieces that my favourite song Powerslave got to number 3- and I highly expected that Rime and Hallowed would be in the top 2. Special mention to Infinite Dreams, which I actually voted against in every round I had chance, but after listening to it again yesterday I completely rediscovered the song! A true Maiden classic and I honestly believe that had I actually rediscovered it earlier, I wouldn't have voted against it as often.

In a nutshell we have a) A somewhat suprising list b) A great top 10 c) Deserved winners!
Nice overview SMX, that was a lot of work, thanks for organizing this! Great to see all that artwork, lined up. :)

What do I think about the final top 10? Rime, Powerslave, Infinite Dreams, those 3 would certainly be in mine as well, but the rest?

I am still kind of shocked when I remember how people trashed Somewhere in Time, turning the album into "Some Trash In Time", judging how fast it went. Most of the diamonds of SSOASS were killed very quickly as well. I knew that most people don't care for the early nineties stuff but to discover how unpopular the second half of the eighties is.... well, I guess Maiden pleased a lot of these voters with the setlist of the last tour.  

So, this is certainly not my top 10, because SIT, SSOASS and Powerslave are my three favourite albums. Of course it's nice to see that 3 Powerslave tracks made it, but Aces High? *laughs in a slightly insane manner* I know at least 30 or 40 better songs.

But it was very interesting, once again, cheers for the good work !

From 07-01-2010 to Eternity: Surviving albums:
The Number of the Beast (1982) -> Last survivor: Hallowed Be Thy Name +  
Powerslave (1984) -> Last survivor: Rime of the Ancient Mariner  
03-01-2010: 12th eliminated album: Dance of Death (2003) -> Last survivor: Paschendale  
01-01-2010: 11th eliminated album: Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (1988) -> Last survivor: Infinite Dreams  
28-12-2009: 10th eliminated album: Iron Maiden (1980) -> Last survivor: Phantom of the Opera  
23-12-2009: 9th eliminated album: A Matter of Life and Death (2006) -> Last survivor: Brighter than a Thousand Suns  
21-12-2009: 8th eliminated album: Brave New World (2000) -> Last survivor: Brave New World  
23-11-2009: 7th eliminated album: Fear of the Dark (1992) -> Last survivor: Afraid to Shoot Strangers  
13-11-2009: 6th eliminated album: The X-Factor (1995) -> Last survivor: Sign of the Cross  
28-10-2009: 5th eliminated album: Virtual XI (1998) -> Last survivors: Futureal, The Clansman  
22-10-2009: 4th eliminated album: Piece of Mind (1983) -> Last survivor: Revelations  
04-10-2009: 3rd eliminated album: No Prayer for the Dying (1990) ->
Last survivors: No Prayer for the Dying, Holy Smoke, Mother Russia, Run Silent Run Deep
30-09-2009: 2nd eliminated album: Somewhere in Time (1986) -> Last survivor: Stranger in a Strange Land  
31-08-2009: 1st eliminated album: Killers (1981) -> Last survivor: Killers
20-07-2009: Start Iron maiden Survivor
That was long, and a surprising ending to it all!
I'm pretty happy with it. Don't know why Nomad didn't get to the top 10 but oh well.l
Jeffmetal said:
From the results, I can see that Maiden fans hardly appreciate the real gems of their catalog. And still complain about the set list, which have incontestable alibi for being what it is 90% of the tours. ::)
Now now,  there's a difference.  I might think for instance that the 80's classics are better than the newer songs,  or I might indeed like RTTH better than Another Life (both random choices),  but that doesn't mean I prefer to hear them live,  especially if they've been overplayed.  Sure I might consider them better,  but the others are also good,  and should definitely be played live.
Forostar said:
well, I guess Maiden pleased a lot of these voters with the setlist of the last tour.  

I think there's a difference between liking a song and wanting to hear it live. Last tour was my first, so I had no such thoughts as to what song I prefer to hear live, but I know alot of people were pissed because songs like Alexander the Great didn't make it. Some good songs can be overplayed.