Oof. Lotta matchups down to the wire, wasn’t sure how things would shake out til I logged on to do this. Without further adieu….
Thunder Road, 125.5 over Poison Ivy, 80. The Boss goes to 2-2 in the Round of 512 with 3 more songs left to come.
All Along The Watchtower, 134.5 over Up On The Roof, 93.5. Solid, solid score for Hendrix here.
Today Was A Good Day, 105, over Mo Money Mo Problems, 98. This was a nailbiter and oscillated back and forth over the course of the day. In the end, there seemed to be a bigger contingent of people with a particular soft spot for Ice Cube’s South Central ballad than for this Biggie/Diddy/Ma$e collaboration.
New Slang, 107, over Dazed and Confused, 105.5. This was even closer than the aforementioned matchup. Shins advance, Zeppelin loses a soldier.
Night Moves, 118, over Rebellion, 110.5. Seger pulls it out, although the lack of support from some major LTDers is troubling.
Exiting the tournament: The Drifters (although Ben E. King’s reputable solo project is still to come). Farewell, farewell.