The uber-upset of the day goes to #11 Free Fallin’ (Tom Petty), which just thrashed #3 Layla (Derek and the Dominoes), 123.5-108.5. Perhaps Guillermo shouldn’t have gotten people fixated on that long piano finish. It seems we have seen the last of the one-time guitar god, Eric Clapton, to say nothing of the Dominoes. (Artist #213)
Another routine win for #1 Tangled Up In Blue (Bob Dylan), which defeated #8 Another Brick in the Wall (Pink Floyd), 114.5-105. Earlier when I announced Pink Floyd’s demise Guillermo had to correct me, but now I can say with some assurance that they have been eliminated. (Artist #214)
#4 A Day in the Life (Beatles) def. #5 Thriller (Michael Jackson), 129-111.5. A Day in the Life makes the Wall of 10s courtesy of Jacob and Mike, and takes the high score for the round. Will face Tangled Up In Blue next. Jackson seems to be sagging a little bit. This result does not bode well for the upcoming Billie Jean.
#2 I Heard It Through The Grapevine (Marvin Gaye) def. #10 Born in the USA (Bruce Springsteen), 110.8-107.45. Unimpressive win for Marvin. For Bruce, may have been good to cut this song loose and reduce Bruce fatigue for Born to Run and Thunder Road.