This is a finished survey.
SURVEY RESULTS AS OF MARCH 13. 24 members
Obvious result. Get rid of 50’s Medley and Hi Neighbor.
1.Songs you like to sing
I took those in the 50 percent and above
New Orleans 80
Dancing Q. 52
Ain’t misbehavin. 52
(Every song had at least 2 people who liked them but only 5 were above 50 percent)
2. Songs for Show
I took those over 64 percent
New Orleans 88
Ain’t Mis. 68
( Every song had no less than 7 who wanted it to be in the show. I limited the list to songs with 64 percent and above)
3. Songs to NOT include
All the songs had at least one person who did not want it in the show EXCEPT New Orleans . New Orleans is the big winner here as a song to keep.
Ain’t Misbehavin had 1 person suggesting it shouldn’t be in the show. All others had 2 or more.
Fifties medley and Hi neighbor had over 30 percent say no.
4 Favorite song
No one listed Ain’t Misbehavin, fifties medley or Hi neighbor as favorite song (no surprise there)
Circle 5 people
Dancing Queen 4 people
Lion 3 people
Soon 3 people
Sway. 3 people
5 Least favorite songs
Fifties and Hi Neighbor won this one!
( No one listed Dancing Queen, Sway , New Orleans )
All others had at least 1 person who listed it as their least favorite)
What you don’t see in these numbers is that Hooked on a feeling and It don’t mean a thing came in too high to disregard but too low to register in the 60 percent category . My strong feeling is that It don’t mean a thing will be an entirely different experience when we are together and I’m not willing to give up on it yet. I promise not to be stubborn about it but we need to work on it in person. Too hard a piece to learn by yourself.
The obvious is that the chorus really likes Circle will be unbroken and New Orleans as the top dogs. Dancing queen , Soon, Lion and Sway and Ain’t misbehavin are next in line. We need to drop Hi Neighbor and Fifties medley and possibly route 66 though we haven’t quite given it a chance yet. Route 66 is a big audience pleaser so we should keep that in mind. We will start a new piece in the next week or two.
PS. The survey also shows that one persons favorite is another’s least favorite. No surprise there but important to keep in mind. Hopefully, everyone will get to sing one of their favorites. We are a musically diverse group which is good.