Welcome to the Best Supernatural Song-to-scene contest. Before we get started though, the winner of the Best SPN Episode Contest according to SpoilerTV voters was.....What is and What Should Never Be BY 1 VOTE!!! Talk about close. We've never had a finale so tight before or even close. Thanks to everyone who participated. However, the hiatus marches on so we do too. The song-to-scene contest is different than most polls so please read the following basics before voting. If you have questions, please post them in the comments below.
Basics: PLEASE READ.
The song-to-scene contest is not a popularity contest per se. It is about which song best fits which scene in tone and lyrics. Unlike a favorite song or favorite scene contest, you could very well end up voting for a song and/or scene you don't like simply because it matches the best. Ideally we are looking for a scene in which no other song could come even close to being as perfect. We are looking for a song that could not be played in many different scenes in the series. That one combination where the song and scene feel like they were completely in sync. So think on your vast music knowledge and if you can think of several songs that would work in the scene, toss that choice out. If you can think of several places where the song would work just as well or better in the series, toss that choice out too. This contest only works if we let our episode and music prejudices go for 3 weeks.
Also previouslies, outtakes, gag reels, promos, etc. are NOT scenes and therefore do NOT count. That cuts out Carry On Wayward Son completely, which has only been in the previouslies, the outtake of Jensen dancing to Eye of the Tiger (only the 30 seconds that were actually in the episode count), and the first part of Foreplay/Long Time, which started as a previously and segued into about 45 seconds of the actual episode.
Now that we got the basics over, the contest mechanics are the same. 1 vote per IP address. Polls close at 8:00 pm CST. The scene with the most votes moves on to the next round. Comments are encouraged, especially since this one is likely to produce a lot of strong conversation, just remember that this community is known for being civil and anti-flame war. Let's keep it that way.
Below are links to a contest basics site with the ranking of each song-to-scene that made it into the contest as well as a bracket form if you want to play along or predict at home. There will also be links to videos of the scenes in the contest on that day if I could find one. If you know of a video of a scene I did not find, please let me know so I can include it. I apologize in advance for any of your favorite scenes I could not find.
Finally, I am postponing the 150 episode ranking articles. So sorry to everyone who is ready but this contest will take us right up to the midseason premiere and I do not have time to do them both at the same time. I plan to start it during the in-season spring hiatus if we have one this year. If not, it will be the very first thing we do in summer hiatus. So if you have not already finished your rankings, you have about 1.5 months to do so. No excuses to those of you who have skipped the middle episodes. :-P Also, if you are still reading this, thank you very much. I know it was a lot. Leave a comment below working in your favorite SPN episode and you will be entered into a special contest for a prize. Thanks for reading and as always, happy voting!
Contest Bracket Break-down
Scene Videos: (Remember this is not favorite scene but which song matches the scene best)
Can't Find My Way Home
Ramblin' Man - first minute only until the song fades out
Man in the Wilderness
All Out of Love
Dream a Little Dream of Me
Fire of Unknown Origin