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).
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).
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).
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)