Music Tournament Round of 128: Division J

Glad to be back, though, as Guillermo said, I’ve been pummelled by work the last few days.

A friend of mine recently said that “hard times require furious dancing.”  It’s time to get out of your seat and moving for #3 Buddy Holly (Weezer) vs. #6 Twist and Shout (Beatles).   Interestingly, the Beatles referred to Buddy Holly as perhaps their greatest influence, even naming themselves in part after his backup band, The Crickets.

#4 Rock the Casbah (Clash) vs. #12 Rocket Man (Elton John).  These songs could not be more different, so I guess it comes down to what mood you’re in.  David Bowie thought Rocket Man was a total ripoff of Space Oddity.  The “Casbah” in question has long been considered the most dangerous part of Algiers (capital of Algeria), resisting intruders both foreign and domestic.

#2 America (Kathy’s Song)(Simon & Garfunkel) vs. #7 One Headlight (Wallflowers).   Surprised young Jacob has made it this far.  America has looked very strong through the first two rounds.

#1 Let’s Get It On (Marvin Gaye) vs. #9 Train in Vain (Clash).  The Clash put up their last two contenders.

Listen at Grooveshark (except Twist and Shout), and vote by commenting below or emailing LTDdotorg@gmail.com by 8pm Saturday.

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10 Responses to Music Tournament Round of 128: Division J

  1. Mrs Wagner says:

    #3 Buddy Holly (Weezer) 7 vs. #6 Twist and Shout (Beatles) 10
    #4 Rock the Casbah (Clash) 7 vs. #12 Rocket Man (Elton John) 6
    #2 America (Kathy’s Song)(Simon & Garfunkel) 9 vs. #7 One Headlight (Wallflowers) 6
    #1 Let’s Get It On (Marvin Gaye) 5 vs. #9 Train in Vain (Clash) 8

  2. Astrid says:

    Buddy Holly 8.8
    Twist & Shout 9.1

    Rock the Casbah 10
    Rocket Man 2.1

    America 8.3
    One Headlight 5

    Let’s Get It On 7.9
    Train in Vain 10

  3. Adrock says:

    Danno’s Scores:

    #3 Buddy Holly (Weezer) 9
    #6 Twist and Shout (Beatles) 7

    #4 Rock the Casbah (Clash) 5
    #12 Rocket Man (Elton John) 8.5

    #2 America (Kathy’s Song)(Simon & Garfunkel) 8.5
    #7 One Headlight (Wallflowers) 7

    #1 Let’s Get It On (Marvin Gaye) 9
    #9 Train in Vain (Clash) 7.5

  4. Adrock says:

    My Scores:

    #3 Buddy Holly (Weezer) 7.3
    #6 Twist and Shout (Beatles) 7.8

    #4 Rock the Casbah (Clash) 7
    #12 Rocket Man (Elton John) 4

    #2 America (Kathy’s Song)(Simon & Garfunkel) 8
    #7 One Headlight (Wallflowers) 5.5

    #1 Let’s Get It On (Marvin Gaye) 8.8
    #9 Train in Vain (Clash) 7.3

  5. Gmo says:

    Buddy Holly 7.2
    Twist and Shout 7.3

    I mean, these seem like the exact same song.

    Rock the Casbah 7
    Rocket Man 6

    I always thought Rocket Man was about drugs.

    America 8
    One Headlight 7.25

    Let’s Get It On 9.1
    Train in Vain 7.6

    None of these were straight-forward for me, great songs

  6. Meghan says:

    #3 Buddy Holly (Weezer) 7.5
    #6 Twist and Shout (Beatles) 7.1

    #4 Rock the Casbah (Clash) 4.5
    #12 Rocket Man (Elton John) 5.5

    #2 America (Kathy’s Song)(Simon & Garfunkel) 6.5
    #7 One Headlight (Wallflowers) 7

    #1 Let’s Get It On (Marvin Gaye) 7
    #9 Train in Vain (Clash) 6

  7. G says:

    #3 Buddy Holly (Weezer) 5.5
    #6 Twist and Shout (Beatles) 7

    #4 Rock the Casbah (Clash) 3.5
    #12 Rocket Man (Elton John) 6.5

    #2 America (Kathy’s Song)(Simon & Garfunkel) 7
    #7 One Headlight (Wallflowers) 4

    #1 Let’s Get It On (Marvin Gaye) 2
    #9 Train in Vain (Clash) 7

  8. janos marton says:

    #3 Buddy Holly (Weezer) 8.2
    #6 Twist and Shout (Beatles) 7.9

    #4 Rock the Casbah (Clash) 9.8
    #12 Rocket Man (Elton John) 8.5

    #2 America (Kathy’s Song)(Simon & Garfunkel) 8.5
    #7 One Headlight (Wallflowers) 7.2

    #1 Let’s Get It On (Marvin Gaye) 5
    #9 Train in Vain (Clash) 9

  9. aiko says:

    #3 Buddy Holly (Weezer) 5
    #6 Twist and Shout (Beatles) 9

    #4 Rock the Casbah (Clash) 4
    #12 Rocket Man (Elton John) 5

    #2 America (Kathy’s Song)(Simon & Garfunkel) 8.5
    #7 One Headlight (Wallflowers) 5

    #1 Let’s Get It On (Marvin Gaye) 2
    #9 Train in Vain (Clash) 7

  10. GGT says:

    #3 Buddy Holly (Weezer) 7.0
    #6 Twist and Shout (Beatles) 8.2

    #4 Rock the Casbah (Clash) 5.1
    #12 Rocket Man (Elton John) 6.8

    #2 America (Kathy’s Song)(Simon & Garfunkel) 5.4
    #7 One Headlight (Wallflowers) 6.1

    #1 Let’s Get It On (Marvin Gaye) 7.7
    #9 Train in Vain (Clash) 6.5

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