Songs joining the illustrious Wall of 10s include All Along the Watchtower (Dr. J, Catholic), Bohemian Rhapsody (Dr.J, Catholic), Thunder Road (MarkO, Guillermo, Janos), Hurt (Danno, Ogden) and The Weight (Grant, Guillermo). While some friends/couples have been known to post similar votes, I want to clarify that Dr.J and Catholic have never met, though I’m sure they’d get along.
Division E Championship: Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen) def. Here Comes the Sun (Beatles), 144-112. Folks hit the wall on Here Comes the Sun, dismissing it as a ‘good’ song, but not a powerhouse worthy to overcome Mercury’s masterpiece.
Division F Championship: The Weight (Band) def. Hurt (Johnny Cash), 130-114.6. Ditto to Johnny Cash. March’s golden boy has nothing but trouble in April, losing two songs in the Round of 64, and after today, down to a last stand with Ring of Fire. Meanwhile, the Band sounded great. This song has staying power.
Division G Championship: Thunder Road (Bruce Springsteen) def. All Along the Watchtower (Jimi Hendrix), 125.7-123.4. This one was down to the wire. Hendrix becomes the 259th artist eliminated from the tournament. Sorry, Dr.J, I know you’re a big Watchtower fan from your steady stream of 10s.
Division H Championship: Baba O’Riley (Who) def. American Girl (Tom Petty), 145-134. People like American Girl, but love Baba O’Riley, which posted a ton of 9s and 9.5s. Will be interesting to see how high a seed it gets once Guillermo crunches the numbers. It’s the end of the road for Tom Petty, who becomes the 260th artist eliminated.
By the way, with two days left of voting to go in the Round of 32, there is only one artist with a shot at sending two songs to the Sweet 16 besides the Beatles. The answer: Queen. That’s impressive, especially considering Another One Bites the Dust is the only other Queen song that even made the tournament at all.
Meanwhile, the Beatles sent six songs to the Round of 32, are currently 1-1, and will likely escape with three Sweet Sixteen songs.