Thursday, 22 December 2016

The Polls at Fanpop


The polls at the Van Morrison site at Fanpop show some interesting and, at times, bizarre public opinion out there about the man.  Any survey question can be posted at the Fanpop Van Morrison site. Most ask "which of these albums do you like the most?" and these questions produce odd results like Keep it Simple is more popular than Astral Weeks!  Here are some of the results from 20 of the current 50 polls regarding Van Morrison.  

 1. Now that Morrison has crashed his second marriage, who would be right for him?
          1. Jim Nabors   -   67%
          2. Pamela Anderson   -   17%

 2. Have you seen Van Morrison live in concert?
          1. No   -   83%
          2. Yes   -   17%

3. Do you think a singer named Vince McConaghy replaced the real Van Morrison in the 70s?
          1. Vince is better than the real Van anyway   -   40%
          2. Where there's smoke and mirrors there is often broken glass and burn                          marks.   -   33%

 4. Which of Van Morrison's compilation albums do you like best?
       1.  The Best Of Volume 3 (2007)  -  42%
       2.  Still on Top - The Greatest Hits (2007) -  32%

 5. What country should Van visit next?
          1. Japan   -   25%
          2. India   -   19%

 6. What do you think Van's favorite movie would be?
         1. American Beauty   -   26%
         2. Raging Bull   -   24%

 7. Why isn't Van more popular?
         1. Doesn't promote himself  -  61%
         2. Too good for public taste  -  30%

8. What's Van's best studio album?
      1. No Guru, No Method, No Teacher   -   26%
      2. Veedon Fleece   -   24%

 9. What's your favorite song on Keep it Simple (2008)?
     1.  Behind the Ritual   -   53%
     2.  Lover Come Back   -   13%

10. What kind of Van song do you like best?
         1.   Mystical song e.g. Summertime in England   -   61%
         2.   Nostalgia song e.g. Coney Island   -   20%

11. Which of these two Van songs is better, Here Comes the Night (1964) or Here Comes the Knight (1987)
           1. Here Comes the Knight  -  59%
           2. Here Comes the Night  -  41%

12. What is the best Them song?
             1. Mystic Eyes   -   27%
             2. Gloria   -   24%

13. What's your favourite album title?
             1. No Guru, No Method, No Teacher   -   35%
             2. Inarticulate Speech of the Heart   -   22%

14. What kind of album should Van do next?
             1. a Christmas album   -   60%
             2. a normal Van album   -   14%

15. Which is your favourite live Van album?
             1. A Night in San Francisco (1994)   -   63%
             2. It’s Too Late To Stop Now (1974)   -   21%

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16. Which is Van's best period?
             1. 1980s   -   33%
             2. 2000s   -   25%

17. What's Your favourite Van Morrison album cover?
             1. Hard Nose the Highway   -   29%
             2. The Philosopher’s Stone   -   24%

.   18.  Which version of Gloria do you like the best?
         1. The Version With John Lee Hooker   -   90%
         2. The Usual Van Version   -   10%

19.  Which Van Morrison album do you dislike the most?
         1. A Period of Transition   -   45%
         2. You Win Again   -   38%

20.  Who do you like better, Van Morrison or Paul McCartney?
         1. Van Morrison   -   97%
         2. Paul McCartney   -   3%

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