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Musicals:

 P.J.'s Ranking:
 

 

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 The Fans' Opinions (A poll of the Fred Astaire Mailing List by Gary Shupak):

Poll 2, April/May 2001

 

 

Poll 1, April/May 1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The Internet Movie Database (A poll of the web at large)

My Personal Preference Ranking

  1. The Sky's The Limit
  2. Three Little Words
  3. You Were Never Lovelier
  4. The Belle of New York
  5. The Band Wagon
  6. Swing Time
  7. The Gay Divorcee
  8. Top Hat
  9. Royal Wedding
  10. Easter Parade
  11. The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle
  12. The Barkleys of Broadway
  13. Shall We Dance
  14. Yolanda And The Thief
  15. Damsel In Distress
  16. Carefree
  17. Roberta
  18. Holiday Inn
  19. Broadway Melody of 1940
  20. Funny Face
  21. Silk Stockings
  22. Daddy Long Legs
  23. Let's Dance
  24. Finian's Rainbow
  25. You'll Never Get Rich
  26. Flying Down To Rio
  27. Second Chorus
  28. Ziegfeld Follies
  29. Follow The Fleet
  30. Blue Skies
  31. Dancing Lady

My Personal Quality Ranking

  1. The Sky's The Limit
  2. The Band Wagon
  3. Easter Parade
  4. Top Hat
  5. You Were Never Lovelier
  6. The Gay Divorcee
  7. Three Little Words
  8. Swing Time
  9. Funny Face
  10. Shall We Dance
  11. Broadway Melody of 1940
  12. Silk Stockings
  13. Royal Wedding
  14. Roberta
  15. Holiday Inn
  16. The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle
  17. The Barkleys of Broadway
  18. The Belle of New York
  19. Carefree
  20. Yolanda And The Thief
  21. Damsel In Distress
  22. You'll Never Get Rich
  23. Daddy Long Legs
  24. Follow The Fleet
  25. Blue Skies
  26. Let's Dance
  27. Finian's Rainbow
  28. Flying Down To Rio
  29. Second Chorus
  30. Ziegfeld Follies
  31. Dancing Lady

The Experts' Picks

(Polls of members of the Fred Astaire mailing list, conducted by Gary Shupak. Below are the results, broken down and analysed by Gary.)

An explanation of how points were allocated.

Poll #2: April/May 2001

Report #1: By Total Points, All Repondents (46 Respondents)

  1. Top Hat
  2. Swing Time
  3. The Gay Divorcee
  4. The Band Wagon
  5. Easter Parade
  6. Shall We Dance
  7. Roberta
  8. Funny Face
  9. The Sky's The Limit
  10. Follow The Fleet
  11. Carefree
  12. Holiday Inn
  13. The Barkleys of Broadway
  14. Daddy Long Legs
  15. You Were Never Lovelier
  16. Silk Stockings
  17. The Broadway Melody of 1940
  18. Royal Wedding
  19. Damsel In Distress
  20. Three Little Words
  21. You'll Never Get Rich
  22. Flying Down To Rio
  23. The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle
  24. Ziegfeld Follies
  25. Blue Skies
  26. The Belle of New York
  27. Yolanda and The Thief
  28. Second Chorus
  29. Let's Dance
  30. Finian's Rainbow
  31. Dancing Lady
1224
1202
1095
1011
933
926
887
829
775
774
742
717
712
702
694
676
662
658
650
580
564
530
523
377
346
342
307
225
213
171
139

Report #2: Change in Rankings

2001
rank

01.
02.
03.
04.
05.
06.
07.
08.
09.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
26.
27.
28.
29.
30.
31.

pts

1224
1202
1095
1011
933
926
887
829
775
774
742
717
712
702
694
676
662
658
650
580
564
530
523
377
346
342
307
225
213
171
139
1999
rank

01.
02.
08.
05.
03.
04.
12.
06.
16.
07.
13.
19.
09.
13.
22.
11.
10.
15.
18.
17.
21.
25.
20.
24.
23.
26.
27.
28.
29.
30.
31.

pts

588
562
504
470
455
393
386
378
341
329
322
311
304
304
286
282
274
263
248
245
235
209
193
163
161
138
122
118
85
63
38



Top Hat
Swing Time
The Gay Divorcee
The Band Wagon
Easter Parade
Shall We Dance
Roberta
Funny Face
The Sky's The Limit
Follow The Fleet
Carefree
Holiday Inn
The Barkleys of Broadway
Daddy Long Legs
You Were Never Lovelier
Silk Stockings
The Broadway Melody of 1940
Royal Wedding
Damsel In Distress
Three Little Words
You'll Never Get Rich
Flying Down To Rio
The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle
Ziegfeld Follies
Blue Skies
The Belle of New York
Yolanda and The Thief
Second Chorus
Let's Dance
Finian's Rainbow
Dancing Lady
Change


No Change
No Change
Up 5
Up 1
Down 2
Down 2
Up 5
Down 2
Up 7
Down 3
Up 2
Up 7
Down 4
Down 1
Up 7
Down 5
Down 7
Down 3
Down 1
Down 3
No Change
Up 3
Down 3
No Change
Down 2
No Change
No Change
No Change
No Change
No Change
No Change

Biggest Changes:

The Sky's The Limit: up 7 places, from 16th to 9th
Holiday Inn: up 7 places, from 19th to 12th
You Were Never Lovelier: up 7 places, from 22nd to 15th
The Gay Divorcee: up 5 places, from 8th to 3rd
Roberta: up 5 places, from 12th to 7th
Silk Stockings: down 5 places, from 11th to 16th
The Broadway Melody of 1940: down 7 places, from 10th to 17th

Poll #1: April/May 1999

Report #1: By Total Points, All Respondents (23 Respondents)

  1. Top Hat
  2. Swing Time
  3. Easter Parade
  4. Shall We Dance
  5. The Band Wagon
  6. Funny Face
  7. Follow The Fleet
  8. The Gay Divorcee
  9. The Barkleys of Broadway
  10. The Broadway Melody of 1940
  11. Silk Stockings
  12. Roberta
  13. Daddy Long Legs
    Carefree
  14. Royal Wedding
  15. The Sky's The Limit
  16. Three Little Words
  17. Damsel In Distress
  18. Holiday Inn
  19. The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle
  20. You'll Never Get Rich
  21. You Were Never Lovelier
  22. Blue Skies
  23. Ziegfeld Follies
  24. Flying Down To Rio
  25. The Belle of New York
  26. Yolanda and The Thief
  27. Second Chorus
  28. Let's Dance
  29. Finian's Rainbow
  30. Dancing Lady
588
562
504
470
455
393
386
378
341
329
322
311
304
304
286
282
274
263
248
245
235
209
193
163
161
138
122
118
85
63
38


Report #2: By Total Points, People who have seen all 31 Musicals (10 Respondents)

1. Top Hat
2. Swing Time
3. The Band Wagon
4. Easter Parade
5. The Sky's The Limit
6. The Gay Divorcee
7. Funny Face
8. Follow The Fleet
9. Shall We Dance
10. The Broadway Melody of 1940
11. Silk Stockings
12. Roberta
13. The Barkleys of Broadway
14. Daddy Long Legs
15. Carefree
16. Holiday Inn
17. You Were Never Lovelier
18. You'll Never Get Rich
19. The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle
20. Damsel In Distress
21. Three Little Words
22. Royal Wedding
23. Ziegfeld Follies
24. Blue Skies
24. Yolanda and The Thief (tie)
26. Flying Down To Rio
27. Second Chorus
28. The Belle of New York
29. Finian's Rainbow
30. Let's Dance
31. Dancing Lady
279
269
253
240
229
228
219
217
215
211
196
180
178
177
170
167
161
157
149
144
141
131
106
103
103
90
74
67
45
40
22


Report #3: By Total Points, People who have seen less than 31 Musicals (13 Respondents)

1. Top Hat
2. Swing Time
3. Easter Parade
4. Shall We Dance
5. The Band Wagon
6. Funny Face
7. Follow The Fleet
8. The Barkleys of Broadway
9. Royal Wedding
10. The Gay Divorcee
11. Carefree
12. Three Little Words
13. Roberta
14. Daddy Long Legs
15. Silk Stockings
16. Damsel In Distress
17. The Broadway Melody of 1940
18. The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle
19. Blue Skies
20. Holiday Inn
21. You'll Never Get Rich
22. Flying Down To Rio
22. The Belle of New York (tie)
24. Ziegfeld Follies
25. The Sky's The Limit
26. You Were Never Lovelier
27. Let's Dance
28. Second Chorus
29. Yolanda and The Thief
30. Finian's Rainbow
31. Dancing Lady
309
293
264
255
202
174
169
163
155
150
134
133
131
127
126
119
118
96
90
81
78
71
71
57
53
48
45
44
19
18
16


Report #4: By Average Points Per Person, People who have seen less than 31 Musicals (13 Respondents)

An explanation of this report (how the averaging works)

1. Swing Time
2. Top Hat
3. Shall We Dance
4. You Were Never Lovelier
5. The Barkleys of Broadway
6. The Band Wagon
7. The Gay Divorcee
8. Easter Parade
9. The Broadway Melody of 1940
10. Funny Face
11. Carefree
12. Follow The Fleet
13. Silk Stockings
14. The Sky's The Limit
15. Damsel In Distress
16. Three Little Words
17. Roberta
18. Story of Vernon and Irene Castle
19. You'll Never Get Rich
20. Royal Wedding
21. Daddy Long Legs
22. The Belle of New York
23. Second Chorus
24. Holiday Inn
25. Flying Down To Rio
26. Blue Skies
27. Ziegfeld Follies
28. Let's Dance
29. Finian's Rainbow
30. Dancing Lady
31. Yolanda and The Thief
26.6 (11 replies)
25.8 (12)
25.5 (10)
24.0 ( 2)
23.3 ( 7)
22.4 ( 9)
21.4 ( 7)
20.3 (13)
19.7 ( 6)
19.3 ( 9)
19.1 ( 7)
18.8 ( 9)
18.0 ( 7)
17.7 ( 3)
17.0 ( 7)
16.6 ( 8)
16.4 ( 8)
16.0 ( 6)
15.6 ( 5)
14.1 (11)
14.1 ( 9)
11.8 ( 6)
11.0 ( 4)
10.1 ( 8)
10.1 ( 7)
10.0 ( 9)
8.1 ( 7)
7.5 ( 6)
6.0 ( 3)
5.3 ( 3)
4.8 ( 4)

Further remarks on the above breakdown.


Report #5: By Average Points Per Person, All Respondents (23 Respondents)

What this ranking is about

1. Top Hat
1. Swing Time
3. The Band Wagon
4. Shall We Dance
5. The Gay Divorcee
6. Easter Parade
7. The Sky's The Limit
8. Funny Face
9. The Broadway Melody of 1940
10. Follow The Fleet
11. The Barkleys of Broadway
12. Silk Stockings
13. Carefree
14. You Were Never Lovelier
15. Roberta
16. Daddy Long Legs
17. You'll Never Get Rich
18. Damsel In Distress
19. The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle
20. Three Little Words
21. Holiday Inn
22. Royal Wedding
23. Blue Skies
24. Ziegfeld Follies
25. Flying Down To Rio
26. Yolanda and The Thief
27. The Belle of New York
28. Second Chorus
29. Let's Dance
30. Finian's Rainbow
31. Dancing Lady
26.73 (22 replies)
26.76 (21)
23.9 (19)
23.5 (20)
22.2 (17)
21.9 (23)
21.7 (13)
20.7 (19)
20.6 (16)
20.3 (19)
20.1 (17)
18.9 (17)
17.9 (17)
17.4 (12)
17.3 (18)
16.0 (19)
15.7 (15)
15.5 (17)
15.3 (16)
15.2 (18)
13.8 (18)
13.6 (21)
10.2 (19)
9.6 (17)
9.5 (17)
8.7 (14)
8.6 (16)
8.4 (14)
5.3 (16)
4.8 (13)
2.9 (13)

Further remarks on the above breakdown.


Report #6: By Number of Place Votes (1st, 2nd, 2nd-last and last only)

First place votes

Top Hat
Swing Time
Shall We Dance
The Band Wagon
The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle
The Sky's The Limit
Easter Parade
Three Little Words
8 first place votes
6
3
2
1
1
1
1

Second place votes

Easter Parade
Swing Time
Band Wagon
Top Hat
Follow The Fleet
Barkleys of Broadway
Gay Divorcee
Shall We Dance
Carefree
The Sky's The Limit
Funny Face
5 second place votes
4
3
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
1

Second-last place votes

Second Chorus, Ziegfeld Follies and Let's Dance were each ranked 2nd lowest by 3 people.

Dancing Lady, Flying Down To Rio, Yolanda and the Thief, and Blue Skies were each ranked 2nd lowest by 2 people.

1 person ranked each of the following as their 2nd-least-favourite: The Gay Divorcee, The Broadway Melody of 1940, Easter Parade, Three Little Words, Royal Wedding, The Belle of New York.

Last place votes

Dancing Lady was chosen as least favourite by 6 people.

Finian's Rainbow was chosen at least favourite by 5 people.

Let's Dance was chosen at least favourite by 3 people.

Tied at one last-place vote each are: Damsel In Distress, Holiday Inn, Yolanda and the Thief, Easter Parade, Royal Wedding, The Belle of New York, Band Wagon, Daddy Long Legs, Silk Stockings.

Remarks on positional votes.


Report #7: By Highest and Lowest Ranking

Movie Title

Dancing Lady
Flying Down to Rio
Gay Divorcee
Roberta
Top Hat
Follow the Fleet
Swing Time
Shall We Dance
Damsel In Distress
Carefree
The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle
The Broadway Melody of 1940
Second Chorus
You'll Never Get Rich
Holiday Inn
You Were Never Lovelier
The Sky's The Limit
Ziegfeld Follies
Yolanda and the Thief
Blue Skies
Easter Parade
The Barkleys of Broadway
Three Little Words
Let's Dance
Royal Wedding
Belle of New York
Band Wagon
Daddy Long Legs
Funny Face
Silk Stockings
Finian's Rainbow

Highest Rank

23rd
9th
2nd
6th
1st
2nd
1st
1st
3rd
1st
2nd
3rd
14th
3rd
10th
4th
1st
8th
7th
9th
1st
2nd
1st
13th
6th
5th
1st
3rd
2nd
5th
15th

Lowest Rank

31st (last)
30th
21st
28th
13th
23rd
15th
22nd
31st
29th
22nd
23rd
30th
27th
30th
28th
23rd
30th
31st
30th
17th
24th
30th
31st
27th
31st
19th
28th
17th
22nd
31st

The film with the highest "Lowest Rank" : Top Hat (13th)
The film with the lowest "Highest Rank" : Dancing Lady (23rd)
The film with the great difference between "Highest Rank" and "Lowest Rank": Three Little Words (1st and 30th).

Internet Movie Database Rankings

(Compiled by Gary Shupak)

  1. Top Hat
  2. Holiday Inn
    Swing Time
  3. Broadway Melody of 1940
  4. Shall We Dance?
  5. Three Little Words
  6. The Band Wagon
    You Were Never Lovelier
  7. Funny Face
  8. Damsel In Distress
  9. Easter Parade
  10. The Gay Divorcee
  11. Dancing Lady
  12. Follow the Fleet
    Roberta
    The Sky's The Limit
  13. Carefree
  14. Blue Skies
  15. You'll Never Get Rich
  16. Royal Wedding
  17. The Barkleys of Broadway
  18. Story of Vernon and Irene Castle
  19. Daddy Long Legs
  20. Silk Stockings
  21. Flying Down to Rio
  22. Second Chorus
  23. Finian's Rainbow
  24. Ziegfeld Follies
  25. Let's Dance
  26. The Belle of New York
  27. Yolanda and The Thief
8.24
8.19
8.19
8.10
8.06
8.00
7.80
7.80
7.71
7.70
7.62
7.62
7.60
7.50
7.50
7.50
7.44
7.40
7.30
7.27
7.23
7.20
7.15
7.07
7.04
7.00
6.99
6.79
6.70
6.60
6.10
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 November 2009 11:29