Living the Dream Music Tournament: Day 24 (Round of 512)

Let’s start the actual workweek strong by closing out Division C.  You can listen to the match-ups here.  For newcomers figuring out how to vote, just emulate the commenters below you by rating each song on a scale from 1-10.  “1” and “10” should be used sparingly.  If you are the discreet type, email your votes to ltddotorg@gmail.com.

I Want You Back (Jackson 5) vs. Float On (Modest Mouse)

New Year’s Day (U2) vs. New Killer Star (David Bowie)

Blowin’ in the Wind (Bob Dylan) vs. Landslide (Fleetwood Mac)

When Doves Cry (Prince) vs. Kids (MGMT)

Everyday People (Sly and the Family Stone) vs. Daydream Believer (Monkees)

You Oughta Know (Alanis Morrisette) vs. I Think I Need a New Heart (Magnetic Fields)

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12 Responses to Living the Dream Music Tournament: Day 24 (Round of 512)

  1. jsasstastic says:

    I Want You Back (Jackson 5) vs. Float On (Modest Mouse) = 6.5/8

    New Year’s Day (U2) vs. New Killer Star (David Bowie) = 7/5.5

    Blowin’ in the Wind (Bob Dylan) vs. Landslide (Fleetwood Mac) = 8/8.5

    When Doves Cry (Prince) vs. Kids (MGMT) = 8/6

    Everyday People (Sly and the Family Stone) vs. Daydream Believer (Monkees) = 7/6

    You Oughta Know (Alanis Morrisette) vs. I Think I Need a New Heart (Magnetic Fields) = 7/5

  2. Jordan says:

    I Want You Back [7]
    Float On [8]

    New Year’s Day [9]
    New Killer Star [7]

    Blowin’ in the Wind [9]
    Landslide [8]

    When Doves Cry [6]
    Kids [5]

    Everyday People [6]
    Daydream Believer [5]

    You Oughtta Know [6]
    I Think I Need a New Heart [7]

  3. lindsay says:

    I Want You Back (Jackson 5) vs. Float On (Modest Mouse) = 8/7.5

    New Year’s Day (U2) vs. New Killer Star (David Bowie) = 6/7

    Blowin’ in the Wind (Bob Dylan) vs. Landslide (Fleetwood Mac) = 5/9.5 I LOVE Fleetwood Mac, I LOVE Landslide and I especially love this version.

    When Doves Cry (Prince) vs. Kids (MGMT) = 7/9

    Everyday People (Sly and the Family Stone) vs. Daydream Believer (Monkees) = 8.5/6

    You Oughta Know (Alanis Morrisette) vs. I Think I Need a New Heart (Magnetic Fields) = I’ve never heard of Magnetic Fields, so this song was new to me. This sounds like the kind of music that I typically like, so I tried really hard to like it. This song, however, wasn’t for me. I’ll have to explore them further. 7.5/4.5

  4. Jim Rock says:

    I Want You Back (Jackson 5) vs. Float On (Modest Mouse) 10:8

    New Year’s Day (U2) vs. New Killer Star (David Bowie) 8:5

    Blowin’ in the Wind (Bob Dylan) vs. Landslide (Fleetwood Mac) 7:9

    When Doves Cry (Prince) vs. Kids (MGMT) 8:7

    Everyday People (Sly and the Family Stone) vs. Daydream Believer (Monkees) 8:6

    You Oughta Know (Alanis Morrisette) vs. I Think I Need a New Heart (Magnetic Fields) so nostalgic….6:6

  5. Jacob says:

    I’m going to assume the recommendation to use 1 and 10 sparingly was directed at me. I can’t say that I’m moved, but for today I’ll behave.

    I Want You Back (Jackson 5) 9 vs. Float On (Modest Mouse) 7

    New Year’s Day (U2) 6 vs. New Killer Star (David Bowie) 7

    Blowin’ in the Wind (Bob Dylan) 8 vs. Landslide (Fleetwood Mac) 7

    When Doves Cry (Prince) 8 vs. Kids (MGMT) 7

    Everyday People (Sly and the Family Stone) 7 vs. Daydream Believer (Monkees) 6

    You Oughta Know (Alanis Morrisette) 6 vs. I Think I Need a New Heart (Magnetic Fields) 6

  6. mike says:

    I Want You Back (Jackson 5) 9 vs. Float On (Modest Mouse) 7

    New Year’s Day (U2) 6 vs. New Killer Star (David Bowie) 7

    Blowin’ in the Wind (Bob Dylan) 8 vs. Landslide (Fleetwood Mac) 7

    When Doves Cry (Prince) 4 vs. Kids (MGMT) 6

    Everyday People (Sly and the Family Stone) 6 vs. Daydream Believer (Monkees) 5

    You Oughta Know (Alanis Morrisette) 6 vs. I Think I Need a New Heart (Magnetic Fields) 3

  7. Nick says:

    I Want You Back (Jackson 5) vs. Float On (Modest Mouse) = 8.5/8.5
    Two great songs. Hard to choose.

    New Year’s Day (U2) vs. New Killer Star (David Bowie) = 8/5
    Wow, I didn’t know I didn’t like David Bowie until this tournament.

    Blowin’ in the Wind (Bob Dylan) vs. Landslide (Fleetwood Mac) = 7/9
    I’m also finding out I dig female vocalists alot more than I thought.

    When Doves Cry (Prince) vs. Kids (MGMT) = 4/7
    Prince sounds VERY dated… whereas Kids has been remixed into so many great songs its hard to listen to it with new ears…

    Everyday People (Sly and the Family Stone) vs. Daydream Believer (Monkees) = 8/7.5
    I like Everyday People more as a whole song, whereas Daydream Believer has parts I really like but the refrain gets old quick.

    You Oughta Know (Alanis Morrisette) vs. I Think I Need a New Heart (Magnetic Fields) = 7/5
    You Oughta Know gets extra points for being about Dave Coulier.

  8. Adam says:

    I will also assume the 1-10 scale comment was directed at me, so I will also try to be more level headed. But songs I don’t like make me angry.

    I Want You Back (Jackson 5) vs. Float On (Modest Mouse) = 8.5 to 7
    Jackson 5 – The best bass line in a pop song ever? Modest Mouse – very cool that this was a radio hit, and really doesn’t sound like anything else. I also liked this song because I did know a guy who got busted for drunk driving only because he ran into a parked cop car in Brooklyn.

    New Year’s Day (U2) vs. New Killer Star (David Bowie) = 5 to 3
    Two boring songs from two artists who can obviously do much better.

    Blowin’ in the Wind (Bob Dylan) vs. Landslide (Fleetwood Mac) = 9 to 7.5
    I will admit this, I like the Smashing Pumpkins cover a lot.

    When Doves Cry (Prince) vs. Kids (MGMT) = 6 to 4
    Prince is the man, but not one of my favorite tunes.

    Everyday People (Sly and the Family Stone) vs. Daydream Believer (Monkees) = 6 to 4.5
    I still haven’t listened to Head yet.

    You Oughta Know (Alanis Morrisette) vs. I Think I Need a New Heart (Magnetic Fields) = 6 to 3
    The whole Alanis Morrisette thing was interesting for what it was. Anyone who can record a little record on their own and sell millions upon millions of copies gets some props, no matter what.
    I’m one of those people who has never listened to 69 Love Songs in any sort of thorough manner. So I’m not sure if I don’t get it, or just don’t like it.

  9. Mark says:

    I Want You Back (Jackson 5) [7.5]
    Float On (Modest Mouse) [8.5]

    New Year’s Day (U2) [7]
    New Killer Star (David Bowie) [5]

    Blowin’ in the Wind (Bob Dylan) [7]
    Landslide (Fleetwood Mac) [9]

    When Doves Cry (Prince) [5]
    Kids (MGMT) [7]

    Everyday People (Sly and the Family Stone) [7.5]
    Daydream Believer (Monkees) [6.5]

    You Oughta Know (Alanis Morrisette) [7.5]
    I Think I Need a New Heart (Magnetic Fields) [5]

  10. Janos says:

    I Want You Back (Jackson 5) : 8.5
    Float On (Modest Mouse) : 8

    New Year’s Day (U2) : 8.5 How could anyone call this song boring? I guess you won’t be rocking out to it at 12:05am two nights from now.
    New Killer Star (David Bowie): 8 Not one of Bowie’s better known songs, but that’s what the tournament’s all about, right?

    Blowin’ in the Wind (Bob Dylan) 8.5
    How many roads must a man walk down before you can call him a man?
    Seven!
    It’s a rhetorical question, dad.
    I see…then eight!
    -Simpsons
    Landslide (Fleetwood Mac): 9

    When Doves Cry (Prince) : 6
    Kids (MGMT): 8.5 This is one of the slickest songs (and albums) to come out of the scene in recent years.

    Everyday People (Sly and the Family Stone) 7.5
    Daydream Believer (Monkees) 8.5

    You Oughta Know (Alanis Morrisette) 9
    I Think I Need a New Heart (Magnetic Fields) 8
    I matched these songs up because Alanis could easily be angry at Stephen Merritt based on the songs’ lyrical content- but thank you to Nick providing the true story.

    Man, high scores for me today. I really liked these match-ups.

  11. Astrid says:

    I Want You Back (Jackson 5) 6.5 vs. Float On (Modest Mouse) 6

    New Year’s Day (U2) 6 vs. New Killer Star (David Bowie) 6

    Blowin’ in the Wind (Bob Dylan) 8 vs. Landslide (Fleetwood Mac) 7.5

    When Doves Cry (Prince) 9 vs. Kids (MGMT) 7.5

    Everyday People (Sly and the Family Stone) 9 vs. Daydream Believer (Monkees) 6.5

    You Oughta Know (Alanis Morrisette) 4.5 vs. I Think I Need a New Heart (Magnetic Fields) 6.5

  12. Adrock says:

    I Want You Back (Jackson 5) vs. Float On (Modest Mouse) = 6 – 6.5

    New Year’s Day (U2) vs. New Killer Star (David Bowie) = 8 – 4.5
    Not one of my favorite Bowie songs, but New Year’s Day is one of my favorites – and a tremendous live cut too. I second Janos in not knowing how it could be boring, but then again, my tastes are weird to begin with.

    Blowin’ in the Wind (Bob Dylan) vs. Landslide (Fleetwood Mac) = 7 – 5
    Dylan is always steady. Wonder how much he’s got for legs against elite competition, but he’s not getting upset.

    When Doves Cry (Prince) vs. Kids (MGMT) = 8.5 – 6
    Haven’t heard this Prince tune in a long time – big mistake on my part.

    Everyday People (Sly and the Family Stone) vs. Daydream Believer (Monkees) = 7 – 8
    Sad to turn down Sly, but the Monkees were on target

    You Oughta Know (Alanis Morrisette) vs. I Think I Need a New Heart (Magnetic Fields) 7 – 5.5

    Really solid Alanis song. Magnetic Fields is new to me too – it has elements i like… somehow just not quite there. Might check them out though – too much potential not to.

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