Music Tournament Round of 32: Division A, B, C and D Championships

Welcome to the Division Championships, also known as the Round of 32.   For this round we’ll be doing our usual four match-ups a day, which means the whole round will be over in a matter of days.

Today we’ve got the A, B, C and D Division Championships, a corner of the bracket that is dominated by boomer generation dudes and awesome tunes that have now endured four rounds of intense competition.  Listen to them here (except Hey Jude), and learn more about the matchups below.  Vote by commenting below or emailing LTDdotorg@gmail.com by Thursday at 8pm.  Scroll to the bottom of this page for an easy scoring sheet to copy and paste.

Each song features a “You may ask yourself…well…how did I get here?” road to the Round of 32.  Also, remember that this is the last round before we re-calibrate seedings based on each song’s average since the Round of 512.  Think of it as a re-rack in beer pong terms, if that helps.

Division A Championship: #1 You Can’t Always Get What You Want (Rolling Stones) vs. #7 Sounds of Silence (Simon & Garfunkel)

You Can’t Always Get What You Want defeated: Whipping Post (Allman Brothers), Paranoid (Black Sabbath), Changes (David Bowie), Such Great Heights (Postal Service).

Sounds of Silence defeated: The River (Bruce Springsteen), California Girls (Beach Boys), Don’t Think Twice (Bob Dylan), Call Me (Blondie).

Division B Championship: #3 Creep (Radiohead) vs. #5 Hey Jude (The Beatles)

Creep defeated:Time (Pink Floyd), Boys of Summer (Don Henley), My Name is Jonas (Weezer), All Day and All of the Night (Kinks).

Hey Jude defeated: End of the Road (Boys II Men), Self Esteem (Offspring), Wild World (Cat Stevens), Superstition (Stevie Wonder).

Division C Championship: #4 Lookin’ Out My Back Door (Creedence Clearwater Revival) vs. #11  Hallelujah (Jeff Buckley)

Lookin’ Out My Back Door defeated:Truckin (Grateful Dead), Kids (MGMT), Blowin’ in the Wind (Bob Dylan), Like a Rollin’ Stone (Bob Dylan).

Hallelujah defeated: Jolene (Dolly Parton), I Want You Back (Jackson Five), Sympathy for the Devil (Rolling Stones), Hey Ya (Outkast).

Division D Championship: #5 Mrs. Robinson (Simon and Garfunkel) v. #6 What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield)

Mrs. Robinson defeated: Same Boy You’ve Always Known (White Stripes), Do You Remember Rock and Roll Radio (Ramones), All Apologies (Nirvana), Born to Run (Bruce Springsteen).

For What It’s Worth defeated:  Let’s Get Together (Youngbloods)(*Play-in Round), Eleanor Rigbey (Beatles), Only Living Boy in New York (Simon and Garfunkel), Fool in the Rain (Led Zeppelin), Respect (Aretha Franklin). 

Division A                                                                                                                                           #1 You Can’t Always Get What You Want (Rolling Stones)                                                          #7 Sounds of Silence (Simon and Garfunkel)

Division B                                                                                                                                              #3 Creep (Radiohead)                                                                                                                       #5 Hey Jude (The Beatles)

Division C                                                                                                                                           #4 Lookin’ Out My Back Door (Creedence Clearwater Revival)                                             #11  Hallelujah (Jeff Buckley)

Division D                                                                                                                                               #5 Mrs. Robinson (Simon and Garfunkel)                                                                                    #6 What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield)


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19 Responses to Music Tournament Round of 32: Division A, B, C and D Championships

  1. Matt says:

    #1 You Can’t Always Get What You Want (Rolling Stones) 9 vs. #7 Sounds of Silence (Simon & Garfunkel) 8.3 Ouuuch it hurts to do this!

    Division B #3 Creep (Radiohead) – 6 #5 Hey Jude (The Beatles) – 8

    Division C #4 Lookin’ Out My Back Door (Creedence Clearwater Revival) – 6 #11 Hallelujah (Jeff Buckley) – 4

    Division D #5 Mrs. Robinson (Simon and Garfunkel) – 7.5 #6 What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield) – 8

  2. Benjamin Braddock, Plastic King says:

    1 You Can’t Always Get What You Want (Rolling Stones) 6 #7 Sounds of Silence (Simon and Garfunkel) 9

    3 Creep (Radiohead) 6 #5 Hey Jude (The Beatles) 9

    Division C #4 Lookin’ Out My Back Door (Creedence Clearwater Revival) 6 #11 Hallelujah (Jeff Buckley) 4

    Division D #5 Mrs. Robinson (Simon and Garfunkel) 9 #6 What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield) 4

  3. aiko says:

    Division A #1 You Can’t Always Get What You Want (Rolling Stones) 6.5 #7 Sounds of Silence (Simon and Garfunkel) 9

    Division B #3 Creep (Radiohead) 10 #5 Hey Jude (The Beatles) 5

    “No, turn it up. Some songs have to be loud. Anthems.”
    “Oh. Is this an anthem?”
    “Is Hey Jude an anthem??”
    And then he just laughed at me for like five minutes.
    Anyway, I’ve realized that Creep perfectly captures the teenage angst that sticks with you well into adulthood (forever?), and Hey Jude is not epic enough to register as an anthem to me.

    Division C #4 Lookin’ Out My Back Door (Creedence Clearwater Revival) 4
    #11 Hallelujah (Jeff Buckley) 8.5
    It’s probably sacrilege to say I like the Rufus Wainwright version better, isn’t it? You know… the one he recorded for the Shrek soundtrack? Yeah. Sorry. I dunno, I feel like Hallelujah should make me want to weep and Buckley doesn’t. Still, a lovely and profound song that trounces CCR’s upbeat ditty.

    Division D
    #5 Mrs. Robinson (Simon and Garfunkel) 6.5 #6 What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield) 9

  4. DrJ says:

    This round isn’t all that painful for me. I love Beatles, S&G, CCR– but none of these are my faves.

    You Can’t Always Get What You Want (Stones) 8
    Sounds Of Silence (S&G) 7

    Creep (Radiohead) 4
    Hey Jude(Beatles) 5

    Lookin’ Out My Backdoor (CCR) 4
    Hallelujah (Jeff Buckley) 9

    Mrs. Robinson (S&G) 4
    For What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield) 5
    Mrs.R sounds like the soundtrack it was; I don ‘t think it stands alone so well.

  5. G says:

    Division A You Can’t Always Get What You Want (Rolling Stones) 9 Sounds of Silence (Simon and Garfunkel) 7.5

    Division B Creep (Radiohead) 7 Hey Jude (The Beatles) 6 [ringo’s cymbals are too clear.]

    Division C Lookin’ Out My Back Door (Creedence Clearwater Revival) 3.5
    Hallelujah (Jeff Buckley) 10

    Division D Mrs. Robinson (Simon and Garfunkel) 5.7 What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield) 4

  6. Danno says:

    You Can’t Always Get What You Want (Stones) 5
    Sounds Of Silence (S&G) 7

    Creep (Radiohead) 7
    Hey Jude(Beatles) 9

    Lookin’ Out My Backdoor (CCR) 6
    Hallelujah (Jeff Buckley) 9

    Mrs. Robinson (S&G) 5
    For What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield) 7

  7. The Catholic says:

    You Can’t Always Get What You Want (Rolling Stones) ~ 8.3
    Sounds Of Silence (Simone & G-funk) ~ 6.1

    Creep (Radiohead) ~ 7.9
    Hey Jude (Beatles) ~ 7.1

    Lookin’ Out My Backdoor (Creedence ClearH2o Revival) ~ 9.9
    Hallelujah (Jeff Buckley) ~ 8.7

    Mrs. Robinson (Stylin’ & Fartpunkle) ~ 3.9
    For What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield) ~ 9.3

  8. guillermo olivos says:

    None of these were hard for me.

    #1 You Can’t Always Get What You Want (Rolling Stones) 6.4
    #7 Sounds of Silence (Simon and Garfunkel) 8.6

    #3 Creep (Radiohead) 8
    #5 Hey Jude (The Beatles) 4.4

    #4 Lookin’ Out My Back Door (Creedence Clearwater Revival) 5.8
    #11 Hallelujah (Jeff Buckley) 8.2

    I’m with Aiko- I prefer the simplicity of the Wainwright, I don’t care if it’s from the Shrek soundtrack. It tells the sad story but doesn’t wrench it out of you. I remember sitting in Janos’s room in the spring of 06 with him and Grant and listening to the Buckley in a tournament we were running, and thinking “So, I feel like crying every time I hear this. Is this a song I want to win?” I think it fell in the quarter-finals that time. Anyway, Wainwright-Buckley aside (and I guess thank you Leonard for the lyrics,) it’s still better than the CCR song- this thing is just silly.

    #5 Mrs. Robinson (Simon and Garfunkel) 6.0
    #6 What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield) 7.5

    I don’t know why we haven’t mentioned that Neil Young is still alive via Buffalo Springfield, but he is. This song doesn’t try to be more than it is, which is solid, and I like that. Still not feeling the Robinson.

  9. Mark O says:

    Division A #1 You Can’t Always Get What You Want [6.5]
    #7 Sounds of Silence [8.75]

    Division B
    #3 Creep [6.8]
    #5 Hey Jude [9]

    Division C
    #4 Lookin’ Out My Back Door [7.75]
    #11 Hallelujah [7]

    Division D
    #5 Mrs. Robinson [6.9]
    #6 What It’s Worth [8]

  10. tspell says:

    Division A
    You Can’t Always Get What You Want (Rolling Stones) 7
    Sounds of Silence (Simon and Garfunkel) 8.5

    Division B
    Creep (Radiohead) 8.5
    Hey Jude (The Beatles) 7.5

    Division C
    Lookin’ Out My Back Door (Creedence Clearwater Revival) 5
    Hallelujah (Jeff Buckley) 10

    Division D
    Mrs. Robinson (Simon and Garfunkel) 8.5
    What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield) 5

  11. lindsay says:

    Division A
    You Can’t Always Get What You Want (Rolling Stones) 6.5
    Sounds of Silence (Simon and Garfunkel) 6

    Division B
    Creep (Radiohead) 7.5
    Hey Jude (The Beatles) 5

    Division C
    Lookin’ Out My Back Door (Creedence Clearwater Revival) 4
    Hallelujah (Jeff Buckley) 9.75

    Division D
    Mrs. Robinson (Simon and Garfunkel) 4.5
    What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield) 6

    • lindsay says:

      I just re-listened to the Rufus Wainwright version of Hallelujah since everyone else seems to love it so. I’m still glad the Buckley version in the tournament. Wainwright has a great voice but his version seems so rushed and unnaturally chipper.

      How do you guys feel about the Justin Timberlake version? I think I prefer it to Wainwright but like it less than Buckley. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guL4KgkheoM)

  12. Meghan says:

    Division A
    You Can’t Always Get What You Want (Rolling Stones) 6.5
    Sounds of Silence (Simon and Garfunkel) 8

    Division B
    Creep (Radiohead) 3
    Hey Jude (The Beatles) 8

    I’m sure I’m in the minority here, but I just don’t like Creep.

    Division C
    Lookin’ Out My Back Door (Creedence Clearwater Revival) 7
    Hallelujah (Jeff Buckley) 9.5

    Hallelujah is just about perfect on this rainy day. I had it at a 10, but the ending brought it down a bit. I agree with previous comment, though- I don’t love this version.

    Division D
    Mrs. Robinson (Simon and Garfunkel) 7
    What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield) 8.5

  13. Adrock says:

    You Can’t Always Get What You Want (Stones) 4.1
    Sounds Of Silence (S&G) 6.5

    Creep (Radiohead) 3
    Hey Jude(Beatles) 8

    Lookin’ Out My Backdoor (CCR) 5.7
    Hallelujah (Jeff Buckley) 4

    Mrs. Robinson (S&G) 7
    For What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield) 4.5

  14. Kate M says:

    Here are the votes from our side of the world.

    You Can’t Always Get What You Want:

    I feel like this on the personal soundtrack to my life and love it. But my colleagues do not feel the same way.
    Dennys: 4
    Kate: 9
    Dave: 5
    Arnie: 4

    Sounds of Silence:
    Dennys: 8
    Kate: 4
    Dave: 7
    Arnie: 6

    Creep:
    Dennys: 6
    Kate: 2
    Dave:6
    Arnie: 7

    Hey Jude:
    Dennys: 6
    Kate: 5
    Dave: 7
    Arnie: 3

    CCR:
    Dennys: 8
    Kate: 8
    Dave: 9
    Arnie: 4

    Hallelujah:
    Yep, agreed, Rufus Wainwright version is better.

    Dennys: 3
    Kate: 8.5 (On lyrics and past history alone. This version alone would have a 7 out of me)
    Dave: 3
    Arnie: 5

    Mrs. Robinson:
    Dennys: 5
    Kate: 4
    Dave: 6
    Arnie: 5
    Tony: 8

    For What It’s Worth:
    Dennys: 8
    Kate: 5
    Dave: 5
    Arnie: 5
    Tony: 5

  15. Janos says:

    Division A
    You Can’t Always Get What You Want (Rolling Stones) 8.9
    Sounds of Silence (Simon and Garfunkel) 8.5

    Division B
    Creep (Radiohead) 4.5 Can’t believe this is the only Radiohead song to do well.
    Hey Jude (The Beatles) 7.5 Started fading on me for the first time.

    Division C
    Lookin’ Out My Back Door (Creedence Clearwater Revival) 6
    Hallelujah (Jeff Buckley) 6.5

    Hallelujah is just about perfect on this rainy day. I had it at a 10, but the ending brought it down a bit. I agree with previous comment, though- I don’t love this version.

    Division D
    Mrs. Robinson (Simon and Garfunkel) 9.2
    What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield) 6

  16. Ogden says:

    These votes are Ogden/Janice (My new recruit.)

    Division A #1 You Can’t Always Get What You Want 8.3/7
    #7 Sounds of Silence 9.2/9

    Division B
    #3 Creep 9.1/5
    #5 Hey Jude 9.1/10
    Division C
    #4 Lookin’ Out My Back Door 9.5/10
    #11 Hallelujah 5/6

    Division D
    #5 Mrs. Robinson 9/8
    #6 What It’s Worth 9.5/10

  17. Dinah says:

    You Can’t Always Get What You Want (6)
    Sounds of Silence (4)

    Creep (5)
    Hey Jude (6)

    Lookin Out My Back Door (9)
    Hallelujah (6)

    Mrs. Robinson (6)
    For What It’s Worth (7)

  18. natalie says:

    you can’t always get what you want – 8
    sounds of silence – 7

    creep – 8.5
    hey jude – 5

    lookin’ out my back door – 4
    hallelujah – 9
    my ratings of hallelujah are so volatile, both within listens & between listens. very mood dependent. today it blows ccr out of the water. might have something to do with the fact that i’m listening at a coffee shop & staring out on a city street on a dreary vancouver day.

    mrs robinson – 6 (coffee shop decided to blast “take my breath away” during this song… there was a serious battle between headphones & shop speakers)
    for what it’s worth – 7.3

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