Divisions M and N Semi-Final Results

I have to get Internet soon- this was much easier to do when I was unemployed and lived at coffee shops. And I didn’t even get to vote in this match-up. Sorry for the second recent temporary crappy post, but I will try to make adjustments and wow you with commentary here. Or simply just give our departing artists the respect they deserve. Also, kickball on Sundays was definitely a bad idea. On to the results…

Division M Championship: #1 Under Pressure (Queen and David Bowie) vs. #2 Let It Be (The Beatles)

I can already tell this championship is going to get ugly. On the Queen/Bowie side, there was some scattered support for Fleetwood, but ultimately the band that defined the “don’t date people you work with” paradigm falls, 111.3-92.95.

In the vein of respect, I want to reveal something that we discovered last week. We don’t have a computer program that does this for us, everything has been manual, and I made a pretty big mistake that can’t be rectified at this point. In the very first round, “Landslide” beat “Blowin’ In The Wind” by Bob Dylan, but when I was making the brackets I screwed up and put BITW in instead. Nos and I have discussed, and while nothing can be done at this point, “Landslide” will get an honorary position in the summer People’s Choice Tournament (we’re still fleshing that out, but the rule is going to be that no song that competed in this one is allowed in. And we collectively and equally nominate the songs. It’s going to be awesome.) Sorry Mac, but we’ll see you soon- we know it ain’t no Second Hand News that you guys rock, just not enough to get past Mercury/Bowie.

Sir Elton! What happened! Let It Be happened. I know we say over and over, “this isn’t a music video tournament, it’s a song tournament,” but that YouTube clip of Let It Be never really fails. This was a brutal Round of 64 match-up, but the show must go on. “Tiny Dancer” falls, 121.8-110.5. Combined with the “America” loss a few days ago, I think we’re out of songs from the Almost Famous soundtrack.

Division N Championship: #6 Golden Slumbers Medley (The Beatles) vs. #12 Zombie (The Cranberries)

Say whaaaaaat? That’s right, The Cranberries, out of nowhere (at least to me) continue to inch out their competitors and go on and on.  Let’s review their path to the Div N Championship:

  • In the Round of 512, they eliminate “Sweet Child Of Mine,” 112.2-108.8.
  • In the Round of 256, they eliminate “Bullet With Butterfly Wings,” 109.75-101.6
  • In the 128, they eliminate “You Shook Me All Night Long,” 126.15-124.2.
  • And now in the 64, they eliminate “Paint It Black,” 102.5-102.3.

None of these songs seem like walkovers, but the Northern Ireland ode has its biggest challenge coming up- on the other side of N, Cobain, Novocelic, and Grohl do their best but fall short against the boys from Liverpool. “Smells Like Teen Spirit” is eliminated, 111.25-106.5. I would have voted for SLTS (I think), but not by enough to matter. Oh, and ps- The Beatles just went 6-0 in the Round. Holy moley.

About g-mo

The day I was born, Michael Jackson's Thriller album was at the top of the Billboard 200. I've been trying my best to live up to that expectation ever since.
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