Take a load off, Fanny! Also, did you guys know that the Nazareth that they are singing about is where the C.F. Martin Guitar company is based. I just stumbled upon this ridiculously thorough interpretation of all of the lyrics of The Weight (also interesting…the “load” in the chorus is maybe a reference to the clap? Like not the clap that involves your hands? Seriously, I couldn’t make that up, read the article.) Anyways, “The Weight” continued its business-as-usual dominance, defeating Come On Eileen 127.45-109.35. Grant, Jacob, and Natalie combine forces to send it to the Wall of 10s. Tura lura, tora lora, its an Irish lulla-goodbye to Dexy’s Midnight Runners.
High score of the day goes to Johnny Cash’s “Hurt” which put an all too appopriate hurting on U2’s “Where The Streets Have No Name,” 128.95-112.8.
I really thought “Folsom Prison Blues” was going to have an easier time than “Hurt,” but that didn’t seem to be the case at all. Jack and Diane fought hard through the last 48 hours and almost pulled off the upset. In the end, Cash takes this one as well- 117.9-115.75. John Cougar Mellencamp is out of the tournament as well; the Folsom win sets up a Young Cash vs Old Cash showdown in the Round of 64.
Only upset of the day goes to Elvis- the King cannot be kept down! “Suspicious Minds” sneaks by “Over The Hills and Far Away”, 120.05-113.1. Led Zeppelin finishes the Round of 128 at 1-3.