Round of 128: Division J

Folks, I turn 29 today, and if you had told me even a single birthday ago that I’d be rocking out to a three-month long music tournament with dozens of people, I would have been shocked and awed.

Thank you to Lindsay for preparing today’s Grooveshark playlist, where you can find all of the songs except for “How do you like me now?”  Vote by commenting below before 8pm EST on Thursday, July 29.

(I’m hijacking Janos’s draft to give this birthday gift. Behold the future of Living The Dream Music Tournaments- the embedded playlist. Happy 29th dude. -Guillermo)

#1 Midnight Train to Georgia (Gladys and the Pips) vs. #8 Don Quixote (Gordon Lightfoot).  I guess both songs are about the traveling life.

#4 Get Off of My Cloud (Rolling Stones) v. #5 Can You Get to That (Parliament/Funkadelic) Gotta move those hips and get over that hump day.

#2  You’ve Really Got a Hold On (Smokey Robinson & the Miracles) v. #7 Young Adult Friction (Pains of Being Pure at Heart).   Smokey Robinson & the Miracles Greatest Hits Volume II was one of the first cds I ever spent my allowance on.  It was just such a cool name. Smokey. Why Volume II?  The price tag covered that part- as soon as I got home I regretted not buying Volume I.   Meanwhile, I can’t wait to see what word play Progenitor is going to cook up for the #7 seed here.

#3 How Do You Like Me Now (Live on Letterman)(The Heavy) vs. #6 Home Sweet Home (Motley Crue).  I’m too lazy to Wikipedia- did the phrase “motley crew” pre-date Motley Crew?  The latter was already big before I was old enough to use the former in conversation.   Also, is it mean to beat up on Orce’s “all live versions of songs are inferior comment” when he specifically nominated a live version as his nominee?  I promise that I won’t do it again if The Heavy makes it another round.

For easy pasting:

#1 Midnight Train to Georgia (Gladys and the Pips) vs. #8 Don Quixote (Gordon Lightfoot).

#4 Get Off of My Cloud (Rolling Stones) v. #5 Can You Get to That (Parliament/Funkadelic)

#2  You’ve Really Got a Hold On (Smokey Robinson & the Miracles) v. #7 Young Adult Friction (Pains of Being Pure at Heart)

#3 How Do You Like Me Now (Live on Letterman)(The Heavy) vs. #6 Home Sweet Home (Motley Crue)

Gotta move those hips and get over that hump day.

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30 Responses to Round of 128: Division J

  1. The Progenitor says:

    Congrats to the birthday boy! The Rock follows in a couple of months. Once upon a time I was that age too.

  2. zd says:

    embedded list = two stupendous thumbs up
    #1 Midnight Train to Georgia (Gladys and the Pips): 9
    #8 Don Quixote (Gordon Lightfoot): 4

    #4 Get Off of My Cloud (Rolling Stones): 9
    #5 Can You Get to That (Parliament/Funkadelic): 8.5
    This was tough for me, because I fell in love with Can you get to that after I heard it during the first round. Maybe on another day, I would have given it the edge. Today, the Stones take it.

    #2 You’ve Really Got a Hold On (Smokey Robinson & the Miracles): 8.5
    #7 Young Adult Friction (Pains of Being Pure at Heart): 6.5

    #3 How Do You Like Me Now (Live on Letterman)(The Heavy): 9
    #6 Home Sweet Home (Motley Crue): 3
    Dammit man…the heavy rocked it.

  3. More Maureen votes done in advance…

    Division J

    Midnight Train to Georgia – 8.5
    Don Quixote – 4.5

    Just can’t get into gordon lightfoot.

    Get off my cloud – 7.5
    can you get to that – 7.5

    love me some rolling stones. surprised myself a little, but equally enjoyed can you get to that.

    you’ve really got a hold on me – 10
    young adult friction – 8.5

    i wish that these songs weren’t against each other. le sigh.

    how you like me now – 7
    home sweet home – 6

  4. lindsay says:

    #1 Midnight Train to Georgia (Gladys and the Pips) 9.5
    #8 Don Quixote (Gordon Lightfoot) 2
    Midnight Train has long been one of my most favorite songs, not to mention a secret GK & the pips joke I have with another occasional voter that makes me laugh every time I think about it. And speaking of making me laugh every time, how about Gordon Lightfoot’s awful voice?
    I don’t know how to embed this properly, but enjoy!

    #4 Get Off of My Cloud (Rolling Stones) 7.5
    #5 Can You Get to That (Parliament/Funkadelic) 8

    #2 You’ve Really Got a Hold On (Smokey Robinson & the Miracles) 8.5
    #7 Young Adult Friction (Pains of Being Pure at Heart) 8.5
    I have long loved Smokey Robinson. But this other song is so catchy too. I’m feeling torn!

    #3 How Do You Like Me Now (Live on Letterman)(The Heavy) 8
    #6 Home Sweet Home (Motley Crue) 7.5

    • janos marton says:

      “Cheaper than a dozen roses, and you’ll want to keep it almost as long.”
      Thank you, Lindsay, just fantastic.

  5. Mark O says:

    #1 Midnight Train to Georgia (Gladys and the Pips) [8.25]
    #8 Don Quixote (Gordon Lightfoot) [5]

    #4 Get Off of My Cloud (Rolling Stones) [7.5]
    #5 Can You Get to That (Parliament/Funkadelic) [6]

    #2 You’ve Really Got a Hold On (Smokey Robinson & the Miracles) [7.25]
    #7 Young Adult Friction (Pains of Being Pure at Heart) [6.5]

    #3 How Do You Like Me Now (Live on Letterman)(The Heavy) [7.5]
    #6 Home Sweet Home (Motley Crue) [4.5]

  6. Sancho Panza says:

    #1 Midnight Train to Georgia (Gladys and the Pips) 7 vs. #8 Don Quixote (Gordon Lightfoot) 5

    #4 Get Off of My Cloud (Rolling Stones) 6 v. #5 Can You Get to That (Parliament/Funkadelic) 10

    #2 You’ve Really Got a Hold On (Smokey Robinson & the Miracles) 6 v. #7 Young Adult Friction (Pains of Being Pure at Heart) 8

    #3 How Do You Like Me Now (Live on Letterman)(The Heavy) 6 vs. #6 Home Sweet Home (Motley Crue) 7

  7. Casey says:

    #1 Midnight Train to Georgia (Gladys and the Pips) vs. #8 Don Quixote (Gordon Lightfoot). 5/1 I hope Gordon Lightfoot didn’t quit his day job to pursue a singing career…

    #4 Get Off of My Cloud (Rolling Stones) v. #5 Can You Get to That (Parliament/Funkadelic) 6/3

    #2 You’ve Really Got a Hold On (Smokey Robinson & the Miracles) v. #7 Young Adult Friction (Pains of Being Pure at Heart) 6/7

    #3 How Do You Like Me Now (Live on Letterman)(The Heavy) vs. #6 Home Sweet Home (Motley Crue) 3/4

  8. #1 Midnight Train to Georgia (Gladys and the Pips) 8.5
    #8 Don Quixote (Gordon Lightfoot) 4

    …but let Lightfoot not go out without a bang.

    #4 Get Off of My Cloud (Rolling Stones) 7.3
    #5 Can You Get to That (Parliament/Funkadelic) 7.6

    Great match-up right here (well it’s 4-5, so I guess that’s obvious)

    #2 You’ve Really Got a Hold On (Smokey Robinson & the Miracles) 8.7
    #7 Young Adult Friction (Pains of Being Pure at Heart) 8

    Smokey grew on me— this is lovely. But so is YAF! Shoot.

    #3 How Do You Like Me Now (Live on Letterman)(The Heavy) 5.2
    #6 Home Sweet Home (Motley Crue) 7

    Orce you should have stuck with the regular version— Tommy Lee and power ballad company have an opportunity to capitalize on awkward commercial breaks and having to listen to David Letterman speak.

  9. chrisroomba says:

    #1 Midnight Train to Georgia (Gladys and the Pips) vs. #8 Don Quixote (Gordon Lightfoot): 8/6.5
    I used to coach a kid we called Gordy Lightfoot. He was on the team when I came on board the coaching staff and had the nickname. Didn’t even know this song existed. I just thought it was because he ran so quietly. Who knew?

    #4 Get Off of My Cloud (Rolling Stones) v. #5 Can You Get to That (Parliament/Funkadelic):5/6.2 I love the base-man from Parliament. Funky!

    #2 You’ve Really Got a Hold On (Smokey Robinson & the Miracles) v. #7 Young Adult Friction (Pains of Being Pure at Heart): 5.5/5.75
    I really like young adult fiction….and Young Adult Fiction.

    #3 How Do You Like Me Now (Live on Letterman)(The Heavy) vs. #6 Home Sweet Home (Motley Crue): 10/6.667 – While I hate to do this to Home Sweet Home (especially since it’s such a good song in it’s own right), but the Heavy just rock.

  10. Lori says:

    #1 Midnight Train to Georgia (Gladys and the Pips)8 haven’t heard in long time, gets you moving #8 Don Quixote (Gordon Lightfoot).6

    #4 Get Off of My Cloud (Rolling Stones)5.5
    #5 Can You Get to That (Parliament/Funkadelic)7.5
    I don’t know that I have heard this song before, but I really like it.

    #2 You’ve Really Got a Hold On (Smokey Robinson & the Miracles) v. 5
    #7 Young Adult Friction (Pains of Being Pure at Heart)4.9neither totally like nor totally hate either

    #3 How Do You Like Me Now (Live on Letterman)(The Heavy) 6
    #6 Home Sweet Home (Motley Crue)7.5

  11. The Catholic says:

    Midnight Train to Georgia (Gladys and the Pips) ~ 7.9
    Don Quixote (Gordon Lightfoot) ~ 4.9

    Get Off of My Cloud (Rolling Stones) ~ 9.3
    Can You Get to That (Parliament/Funkadelic) ~ 10
    Tough one, the best two songs in the bracket.

    You’ve Really Got a Hold On (Smokey Robinson & the Miracles) ~ 7.8
    Young Adult Friction (Pains of Being Pure at Heart) ~ 5.1

    How Do You Like Me Now (Live on Letterman)(The Heavy) ~ 8.4
    Home Sweet Home (Motley Crue) ~ 4.1
    Dig that deep horn riff on the Heavy. Fun song.

  12. Eileen says:

    #1 Midnight Train to Georgia (Gladys and the Pips) vs. #8 Don Quixote (Gordon Lightfoot). 9.0 to 8.0

    #4 Get Off of My Cloud (Rolling Stones) v. #5 Can You Get to That (Parliament/Funkadelic) 8.5 to 6.0

    #2 You’ve Really Got a Hold On (Smokey Robinson & the Miracles) v. #7 Young Adult Friction (Pains of Being Pure at Heart) 10.0 to 4.0

    #3 How Do You Like Me Now (Live on Letterman)(The Heavy) vs. #6 Home Sweet Home (Motley Crue) 4.0 to 6.0

  13. The Progenitor says:

    #1 Midnight Train to Georgia (Gladys and the Pips) vs. #8 Don Quixote (Gordon Lightfoot). 7.5 to 9.5

    #4 Get Off of My Cloud (Rolling Stones) v. #5 Can You Get to That (Parliament/Funkadelic) 8.5 to 6.5

    #2 You’ve Really Got a Hold On (Smokey Robinson & the Miracles) v. #7 Young Adult Friction (Pains of Being Pure at Heart) 7.5 to 4.5

    #3 How Do You Like Me Now (Live on Letterman)(The Heavy) vs. #6 Home Sweet Home (Motley Crue) 5.5 to 7.0

  14. Lolly says:

    Midnight Train to Georgia (Gladys and the Pips) = 9
    v. Don Quixote (Gordon Lightfoot) = 5

    Get Off of My Cloud (Rolling Stones) = 7.5
    v. Can You Get to That (Parliament/Funkadelic) = 4

    You’ve Really Got a Hold On (Smokey Robinson & the Miracles) = 8.5
    v. Young Adult Friction (Pains of Being Pure at Heart) = 5.5

    How Do You Like Me Now (Live on Letterman)(The Heavy)=8.5
    vs. Home Sweet Home (Motley Crue) = 8
    Tough match-up for me on this one.

  15. dj roomba says:

    #1 Midnight Train to Georgia (Gladys and the Pips) – 8.5
    vs. #8 Don Quixote (Gordon Lightfoot) – 7.5

    #4 Get Off of My Cloud (Rolling Stones) – 7
    v. #5 Can You Get to That (Parliament/Funkadelic) – 7
    I don’t know why I even vote.

    #2 You’ve Really Got a Hold On (Smokey Robinson & the Miracles) – 7
    v. #7 Young Adult Friction (Pains of Being Pure at Heart) – 7.5
    Sometimes I feel the pains of being pure at heart and I love the song title Young Adult Friction. That’s basically how I scored this one. Based on those two things only.

    #3 How Do You Like Me Now (Live on Letterman)(The Heavy) – 7
    vs. #6 Home Sweet Home (Motley Crue) – 7
    Again with the same score for both. I disappoint myself.

  16. Meghan says:

    Happy belated birthday Janos! Also, I love the embedded playlist- I can listen to it on my Droid on my way to work 🙂

    Midnight Train: 7
    Don Quixote: 8

    Stones: 7.5
    Parliament: 7

    Smokey: 8.5
    YA Friction: 5.5

  17. janos marton says:

    Thank you, Meghan!

    Midnight Train to Georgia (Gladys and the Pips) = 7.9
    v. Don Quixote (Gordon Lightfoot) = 4
    Does Don Quixote remind anyone else of something Charlie Day would write?

    Get Off of My Cloud (Rolling Stones) = 9.1 My favorite Charlie Watts performance.
    v. Can You Get to That (Parliament/Funkadelic) = 7.7 Heaps of fun.

    You’ve Really Got a Hold On (Smokey Robinson & the Miracles) = 7.2
    v. Young Adult Friction (Pains of Being Pure at Heart) = 6.8

    How Do You Like Me Now (Live on Letterman)(The Heavy)= 7.3
    vs. Home Sweet Home (Motley Crue) = 7

  18. G says:

    Midnight Train- 8.8 (was a 10 for a long time but dropped off toward the end)
    Don Quixote- 4.5 [medieval Raffee. Points all come in b/c my dad really likes him.]

    Get off my cloud – 8
    can you get to that – 7.5

    you’ve really got a hold on me – 3.5 [I think the background singers are asleep. (I scored this really low last time as well, so this isn’t me being capricious; I genuinely don’t care for this tune nor do I think it’s particularly representative of good music from the era or of Smokey’s talents. And it keeps on going…]
    young adult friction – 10 [gave it a 10 last time; gets a 10 again.]

    how you like me now – 8.8 [this version is much better.]
    home sweet home – 6.0

  19. Anne S. says:

    #1 Midnight Train to Georgia (Gladys and the Pips) vs. #8 Don Quixote (Gordon Lightfoot). 7.5/5

    #4 Get Off of My Cloud (Rolling Stones) v. #5 Can You Get to That (Parliament/Funkadelic) 7.5/5

    #2 You’ve Really Got a Hold On (Smokey Robinson & the Miracles) v. #7 Young Adult Friction (Pains of Being Pure at Heart) 6/8.5

    #3 How Do You Like Me Now (Live on Letterman)(The Heavy) vs. #6 Home Sweet Home (Motley Crue) 4/5

  20. NatalieG says:

    #1 Midnight Train to Georgia (Gladys and the Pips) vs. #8 Don Quixote (Gordon Lightfoot). 8/5.3

    #4 Get Off of My Cloud (Rolling Stones) v. #5 Can You Get to That (Parliament/Funkadelic) 5/4

    #2 You’ve Really Got a Hold On (Smokey Robinson & the Miracles) v. #7 Young Adult Friction (Pains of Being Pure at Heart) 8.5/5.5

    #3 How Do You Like Me Now (Live on Letterman)(The Heavy) vs. #6 Home Sweet Home (Motley Crue) 4/8.2

  21. Mark B says:

    #1 Midnight Train to Georgia (Gladys and the Pips): 10
    #8 Don Quixote (Gordon Lightfoot): 3
    The mighty Gladys should definitely be a contender for the title…I’d be very happy with that. No thanks, Gordon.

    #4 Get Off of My Cloud (Rolling Stones): 5
    #5 Can You Get to That (Parliament/Funkadelic): 4
    I’ve been struggling to pinpoint what Parliament/Funkadelic reminds me of and this is the closest i got:

    #2 You’ve Really Got a Hold On (Smokey Robinson & the Miracles): 6
    #7 Young Adult Friction (Pains of Being Pure at Heart): 7

    #3 How Do You Like Me Now (Live on Letterman)(The Heavy): 6
    #6 Home Sweet Home (Motley Crue): 9
    Random soft spot for HSH that I cannot explain.

  22. Astrid says:

    #1 Midnight Train to Georgia (Gladys and the Pips) vs. #8 Don Quixote (Gordon Lightfoot).
    10:5
    #4 Get Off of My Cloud (Rolling Stones) v. #5 Can You Get to That (Parliament/Funkadelic)
    9:6
    #2 You’ve Really Got a Hold On (Smokey Robinson & the Miracles) v. #7 Young Adult Friction (Pains of Being Pure at Heart)
    9:7
    #3 How Do You Like Me Now (Live on Letterman)(The Heavy) vs. #6 Home Sweet Home (Motley Crue) 2:10. Saw Motley live the other night and I wish that version could be in this competition. I actually thought the recorded version of HDYLMN was better.

  23. Danno says:

    Midnight Train to Georgia (Gladys and the Pips) = 5.5
    v. Don Quixote (Gordon Lightfoot) =
    Midnight train gets an extra .5 for the “Woo Woooo!” part, which makes me laugh every time.

    Get Off of My Cloud (Rolling Stones) = 3.5
    v. Can You Get to That (Parliament/Funkadelic) = 3.6

    You’ve Really Got a Hold On (Smokey Robinson & the Miracles) = 6.5
    v. Young Adult Friction (Pains of Being Pure at Heart) = 5.5

    How Do You Like Me Now (Live on Letterman)(The Heavy)= 6
    vs. Home Sweet Home (Motley Crue) = 5

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