I’ve had an idea for a twist on the song and album battles on this forum with a game I have called ‘Song By Song Battle’. My idea for this game is broadly similar to the song battles, but with the expanded scope of the album battles: . Take two classic albums with the same number of songs (or near enough the same). . Pair the songs from each album against one another to create a series of head-to-head battles between individual songs. . Go through the two albums and pick your favourite song from each pairing, awarding one point to the album with your preferred song. . Do this for each pairing until reaching the end, after which the scores for each album should be counted up to determine which one comes out on top. The first Song By Song Battle pits Led Zeppelin II against Led Zeppelin IV – I think this is a good pair to start with, as both are highly popular but there is significant debate as to which is the stronger album. Although LZ II has nine tracks with LZ IV only having eight, I have managed to get around this potential issue by treating Heartbreaker and Livin’ Lovin’ Maid (frequently played together on the radio) as one song for the purposes of the game. The individual head-to-head battles are posted below: Song By Song Battle #1 – Led Zeppelin II VS Led Zeppelin IV Whole Lotta Love VS Black Dog What Is And What Should Never Be VS Rock And Roll The Lemon Song VS The Battle Of Evermore Thank You VS Stairway To Heaven Heartbreaker/Livin’ Lovin’ Maid VS Misty Mountain Hop Ramble On VS Four Sticks Moby Dick VS Going To California Bring It On Home VS When The Levee Breaks Feel free to copy and paste this list. To make your choice of song clear, I would suggest either highlighting your preferred song (e.g. in bold) or only posting the name of the song you prefer from each pairing, but it doesn’t matter as long as it is clear which song you have chosen. If you genuinely can’t decide which song you prefer, award half a point to each song, although I would discourage this unless you absolutely love or absolutely hate both songs in a given pair. If this game takes off I would love to do a number of other pairings (indeed, if others have different matchups they’d like to do using this format, go ahead by all means). If you’re confused about any aspect of the game, just ask me. Finally, have fun, and don’t forget to give the final score at the end!