The moment we’ve all been waiting for.
King vs. Queen
Classic pre-Beatles Americana vs. coke-fueled, post-disco 80s
Two songs have that have defeated eight songs from a variety of genres over five months.
Under Pressure (Queen w/ David Bowie) vs. Stand By Me (Ben E. King)
Listen here, and as always, vote by commenting below or emailing LTDdotorg@gmail.com by 11pm TOMORROW NIGHT.
I know we had mentioned that at one point that there would be no live commenting on the finals, but we changed our minds. Proceed as always, but realize that a huge chunk of votes will come in from the listening parties between 8pm and 10pm tomorrow. By the end of the last listening party, we will be ready to crown a winner.
During me and Guillermo’s podcast we went over what a tough match we anticipate this to be. Last round, Under Pressure racked up a record 363 points from 44 voters. But Stand By Me got 355, a mere difference of .2 per voter.
A huge thank you to all of you, the voters. Music is awesome. It is simultaneously personal and universal. By participating in a music tournament, you have all seen your favorite songs fall, sometimes to seemingly unworthy adversaries. Such is democracy. Both of the songs before us tonight, however, have played like champs from the beginning. We’ll all be celebrating regardless of the outcome 24 hours from now.