Music Tournament Round of 256: Division J, Day 1

Guillermo will be tagging back in to take us through Divisions J, K and L.  In light of that, these match-ups are open until 9am on Tuesday.  Division J is pretty mellow, with tunes like Let’s Get It On, Imagine, Natural Woman, Rocket Man and America.  Good listening after a rough Saturday night, perhaps.  Listen at Grooveshark (except Imagine) and vote by commenting below or emailing LTDdotorg@gmail.com.

Gogol Bordello faces elimination, is pretty certain to meet it.

#1 Let’s Get It On (Marvin Gaye) vs. #16 Start Wearing Purple (Gogol Bordello)

#8 Imagine (John Lennon) vs. #9 Train in Vain (Clash)

#5 Natural Woman (Aretha Franklin) vs. #12 Rocket Man (Elton John)

#4 Rock the Casbah (Clash) vs.#13 Hit the Road Jack (Ray Charles)

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15 Responses to Music Tournament Round of 256: Division J, Day 1

  1. Meghan says:

    Let’s Get It On (Marvin Gaye) 9.5
    Start Wearing Purple (Gogol Bordello) 6.5

    Imagine (John Lennon) 8
    Train in Vain (Clash) 6

    Natural Woman (Aretha Franklin) 8
    Rocket Man (Elton John) 7.5

    Rock the Casbah (Clash) 8.9
    Hit the Road Jack (Ray Charles) 9

  2. The Catholic says:

    Let’s Get It On (Marvin Gaye) 9
    Start Wearing Purple (Gogol Bordello) 8

    Imagine (John Lennon) 8
    Train in Vain (Clash) 6

    Natural Woman (Aretha Franklin) 8.5
    Rocket Man (Elton John) 7.5

    Rock the Casbah (Clash) 8
    Hit the Road Jack (Ray Charles) 9

    Alot of good songs in this set. They’re all winners in my book.

  3. Blind Boy Grunt says:

    Let’s Get It On (Marvin Gaye) 7 vs. #16 Start Wearing Purple (Gogol Bordello) 6

    #8 Imagine (John Lennon) 6 vs. #9 Train in Vain (Clash) 8

    #5 Natural Woman (Aretha Franklin) 6 vs. #12 Rocket Man (Elton John) 6

    #4 Rock the Casbah (Clash) 7 vs.#13 Hit the Road Jack (Ray Charles) 7

  4. Danno says:

    Let’s Get It On (Marvin Gaye) 9
    Start Wearing Purple (Gogol Bordello) 7

    Imagine (John Lennon) 9
    Train in Vain (Clash) 5

    Natural Woman (Aretha Franklin) 5
    Rocket Man (Elton John) 10

    Rock the Casbah (Clash) 4
    Hit the Road Jack (Ray Charles) 7

  5. sweetems says:

    Let’s Get It On (Marvin Gaye) 5
    Start Wearing Purple (Gogol Bordello) 1.5 Why don’t start shutting-the-hell-up and go back to your circus, dwarf. [……..they are good live, if that’s any redemption.]

    Imagine (John Lennon) 8
    Train in Vain (Clash) 8

    Natural Woman (Aretha Franklin) 6.5
    Rocket Man (Elton John) 8

    Rock the Casbah (Clash) 7 [just not feeling this tonight]
    Hit the Road Jack (Ray Charles) 7.2

  6. aiko says:

    Let’s Get It On (Marvin Gaye) 8
    Start Wearing Purple (Gogol Bordello) 5
    I like Let’s Get It On something like 8 out of 10 times I hear it… Tonight’s one of those nights. Start Wearing Purple is just campy.

    Imagine (John Lennon) 7
    Train in Vain (Clash) 8.5

    Natural Woman (Aretha Franklin) 3
    Rocket Man (Elton John) 6.5
    Natural Woman is another song that commercials have utterly ruined for me. I feel like it’s just trying to sell me pink razors.

    Rock the Casbah (Clash) 7
    Hit the Road Jack (Ray Charles) 9

  7. guillermo olivos says:

    #1 Let’s Get It On (Marvin Gaye) 7
    #16 Start Wearing Purple (Gogol Bordello) 5

    I’m starting to realize that for a song to have a true shot at winning this whole thing, it’s gotta be something that transcends emotion and is good no matter what is going on in your day. Unfortunately, I’m not sure Let’s Get It On drops in that category.

    #8 Imagine (John Lennon) 6
    #9 Train in Vain (Clash) 8.5

    #5 Natural Woman (Aretha Franklin) 9
    #12 Rocket Man (Elton John) 7.5

    Natural Woman has grown on me. It’s pretty good. Especially the beginning.

    #4 Rock the Casbah (Clash) 8.5
    #13 Hit the Road Jack (Ray Charles) 7

    I thought Casbah would strike higher…huh.

  8. natalie says:

    let’s get it on – 5
    start wearing purple – 4.5
    i was just thinking what would happen if i was listening to this through speakers instead of headphones & my boss walked in while marvin gaye was playing…
    i love eastern european/gypsy music. i wanted to love the gogol bordello song. i didn’t.

    imagine – 8.5
    train in vain – 8

    natural woman – 5
    rocket man – 7.5

    rock the casbah – 8
    hit the road jack – 8.5

  9. janos marton says:

    #1 Let’s Get It On (Marvin Gaye) 6
    #16 Start Wearing Purple (Gogol Bordello) 6.5
    Despite not suffering Natalie’s embarassment, I agree that Let’s Get It On is not a great workplace song.

    #8 Imagine (John Lennon) 7
    #9 Train in Vain (Clash) 8

    #5 Natural Woman (Aretha Franklin) 7.5
    #12 Rocket Man (Elton John) 8.5

    #4 Rock the Casbah (Clash) 9.5
    #13 Hit the Road Jack (Ray Charles) 7.4

  10. Adrock says:

    Let’s Get It On (Marvin Gaye) 7
    Start Wearing Purple (Gogol Bordello) 5

    Just not feeling it early on…

    Imagine (John Lennon) 3.5
    Train in Vain (Clash) 7.3

    I know… I’m evil for giving lennon this low a score. But this song bored me… on an afternoon when I’m thoroughly bored to start with.

    Natural Woman (Aretha Franklin) 4
    Rocket Man (Elton John) 5.5

    Apparently I don’t like ‘soft ass shit’ this morning.

    Rock the Casbah (Clash) 8.5
    Hit the Road Jack (Ray Charles) 6.5

    That’s more like it

  11. Marc says:

    Let’s Get It On (Marvin Gaye) 7
    Start Wearing Purple (Gogol Bordello) 4.5

    Imagine (John Lennon) 6.5
    Train in Vain (Clash) 7

    Natural Woman (Aretha Franklin) 5
    Rocket Man (Elton John) 6.5

    Rock the Casbah (Clash) 9
    Hit the Road Jack (Ray Charles) 7

  12. adam says:

    #1 Let’s Get It On (Marvin Gaye) 8.5
    #16 Start Wearing Purple (Gogol Bordello) 3

    #8 Imagine (John Lennon) 6.5
    #9 Train in Vain (Clash) 9.5
    I don’t know the whole story behind ‘Train in Vain’ not being included in the tracklisting, but it makes it that much cooler. How does one being to determine which genre of music this is? I guess it’s the sound being 17. It’s a perfect tune. Can I give another 10 or did I hit my limit?

    #5 Natural Woman (Aretha Franklin) vs. 6
    #12 Rocket Man (Elton John) 8

    #4 Rock the Casbah (Clash) vs. 3
    #13 Hit the Road Jack (Ray Charles) 5
    Never understood this Clash song. Argh.

    – Mr. Big Shot

  13. Matt says:

    #1 Let’s Get It On (Marvin Gaye) – 9 vs. #16 Start Wearing Purple (Gogol Bordello) – 3

    ???? Seeing them in tiny venues on the LES when this song was new was amazing. But no.

    #8 Imagine (John Lennon) – 9.5 vs. #9 Train in Vain (Clash) – 7

    #5 Natural Woman (Aretha Franklin) – 9 vs. #12 Rocket Man (Elton John) – 8

    #4 Rock the Casbah (Clash) – 9.2 vs.#13 Hit the Road Jack (Ray Charles) – 8

    HTRJ ain’t no What’d I say?

  14. mike says:

    Let’s Get It On (Marvin Gaye) 8
    Start Wearing Purple (Gogol Bordello) 3

    Imagine (John Lennon) 8
    Train in Vain (Clash) 9

    Natural Woman (Aretha Franklin) 7
    Rocket Man (Elton John) 9

    Rock the Casbah (Clash) 9
    Hit the Road Jack (Ray Charles) 8

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