One of the finer days of the tournament closed out with some impressive scores. Keep in mind, as you look at these numbers, that the Music Tournament Pregaming Party at my apartment last night had to be cut short so we could see the Midnight Spin show, which explains why scoring is down for the last two match-ups.
Bullet With Butterfly Wings (Smashing Pumpkins) def. Ramblin’ Man (Allman Brothers), 106-94.
Somebody to Love (Jefferson Airplane) def. Right Now (Van Halen), 108.5-93.3. And just like that, Van Halen is out of the Music Tournament. Damn.
Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag (James Brown) def. Young Americans (David Bowie), 94.5-93.5. I’m a little peeved about this one. Anyone who gave this lower than a 6 should blast it in a jukebox bar on a Friday night. Treat yourself.
Instant Karma (John Lennon) def. Fast Car (Tracy Chapman), 82.5-79.5. This was a shocker- Fast Car was up 2.5 with two voters left, but Lennon would not be denied. Tracy Chapman is out of the tournament.
Solsbury Hill (Peter Gabriel) def. All Things Must Pass (George Harrison), 81-77.