Round of 64: Division K and L Semi-Finals

Unlike some of our other divisions, L and K enter the Round of 64 without runaway favorites.

The most dramatic story in Division K is “Landslide”, the only song in this tournament not nominated by one of us “People.”  It actually received an automatic bye after a scoring error mistakenly eliminated it from the Living the Dream Tournament.   If you aren’t familiar with America, the band, their big hit is “A Horse with No Name,” which I thought was a Neil Young song.  “Sister Golden Hair” was also a #1 hit.

In Division L, Flo and the Machine have been looking strong, but CCR, an always dangerous tournament foe, i s lurking…around the bend.  Otis gives his second of three contenders a whirl, and Butch Walker temporarily replaces Semisonic as the Cinderella story of the tournament.  Let’s see how these Division semi-finals shake out.Listen here and vote by commenting below before 8pm (EST) on Wednesday, August 10th.

Division K

#1 Sister Golden Hair (America) vs. #5 High Road (Broken Bells)

#2 Landslide (Fleetwood Mac) vs. #6 Pretty Melody (Butch Walker)

Division L

#1 Dog Days are Over (Florence and the Machine) vs. #4 Try a Little Tenderness (Otis Redding)

#2 Up Around The Bend (CCR) vs. #3 Title and Registration (Death Cab for Cutie)

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25 Responses to Round of 64: Division K and L Semi-Finals

  1. Maureen says:

    Votes for me / Chris B. – we just finished listening to the last set of match ups, and are ready to keep rocking.

    Division K

    #1 Sister Golden Hair (America) – 7 / 8
    #5 High Road (Broken Bells) – 8 / 6

    #2 Landslide (Fleetwood Mac) – 10 / 6.5
    #6 Pretty Melody (Butch Walker) – 6.5 / 4.5
    Landslide just was so perfect tonight. Chris B thinks Billy Corgan did it better – which totally blows my mind.

    Division L

    #1 Dog Days are Over (Florence and the Machine) – 8 / 7
    #4 Try a Little Tenderness (Otis Redding) – 8.5 / 8

    #2 Up Around The Bend (CCR) – 6.5 / 7
    #3 Title and Registration (Death Cab for Cutie) – 7.5 / 7
    Death Cab has a college-nostagia factor that gives it the extra .5 for me.

  2. lindsay says:

    Division K

    #1 Sister Golden Hair (America) vs. #5 High Road (Broken Bells) 5/6.5

    #2 Landslide (Fleetwood Mac) vs. #6 Pretty Melody (Butch Walker) 9.5/6

    Division L

    #1 Dog Days are Over (Florence and the Machine) vs. #4 Try a Little Tenderness (Otis Redding) 6/10 NOT AGAIN!!! Florence is facing ANOTHER of my nominations. The last one, in fact. Have mercy, Florence.

    #2 Up Around The Bend (CCR) vs. #3 Title and Registration (Death Cab for Cutie) 4/8

  3. jacobpress says:

    #1 Sister Golden Hair (America) 5 I’d always thought this sounded a lot like a George Harrison song. Then I went to wikipedia and learned that the riff at the beginning was “inspired” by My Sweet Lord. I guess you can get away with that kind of inspiration when your producer is George Martin.
    vs. #5 High Road (Broken Bells) 6

    #2 Landslide (Fleetwood Mac) 5
    vs. #6 Pretty Melody (Butch Walker) 6 I love ELO

    #1 Dog Days are Over (Florence and the Machine) 6
    vs. #4 Try a Little Tenderness (Otis Redding) 6

    #2 Up Around The Bend (CCR) 6
    vs. #3 Title and Registration (Death Cab for Cutie) 5

  4. dj roomba says:

    Division K

    #1 Sister Golden Hair (America) – 6
    vs. #5 High Road (Broken Bells) – 4

    #2 Landslide (Fleetwood Mac) -7
    vs. #6 Pretty Melody (Butch Walker) – 6.5

    Division L

    #1 Dog Days are Over (Florence and the Machine) – 8.5
    vs. #4 Try a Little Tenderness (Otis Redding) – 8

    #2 Up Around The Bend (CCR) – 6
    vs. #3 Title and Registration (Death Cab for Cutie) – 7.5

  5. zd says:

    Division K

    #1 Sister Golden Hair (America) – 7.5
    vs. #5 High Road (Broken Bells) – 8.0

    #2 Landslide (Fleetwood Mac) – 7.5
    vs. #6 Pretty Melody (Butch Walker) – 6.5

    Division L

    #1 Dog Days are Over (Florence and the Machine) – 9.5
    vs. #4 Try a Little Tenderness (Otis Redding) – 4.0

    #2 Up Around The Bend (CCR) – 9.5
    vs. #3 Title and Registration (Death Cab for Cutie) – 7.0

    Florence against CCR will be tight…for me at least 🙂

  6. Mark O says:

    Division K

    #1 Sister Golden Hair (America) [7.25]
    #5 High Road (Broken Bells) [5]

    #2 Landslide (Fleetwood Mac) [9]
    #6 Pretty Melody (Butch Walker) [6.75]

    Division L

    #1 Dog Days are Over (Florence and the Machine) [9.25]
    #4 Try a Little Tenderness (Otis Redding) [6.75]

    #2 Up Around The Bend (CCR) [8.75]
    #3 Title and Registration (Death Cab for Cutie) [6.5]

  7. colincolinhunt says:

    Division K

    #1 Sister Golden Hair (America) – 7
    vs. #5 High Road (Broken Bells) – 5

    #2 Landslide (Fleetwood Mac) – 8
    vs. #6 Pretty Melody (Butch Walker) – 7

    Division L

    #1 Dog Days are Over (Florence and the Machine) – 9
    vs. #4 Try a Little Tenderness (Otis Redding) – 7

    #2 Up Around The Bend (CCR) – 8.5
    vs. #3 Title and Registration (Death Cab for Cutie) – 5.5

  8. Eileen says:

    #1 Sister Golden Hair (America) vs. #5 High Road (Broken Bells) 8.0 to 5.0

    #2 Landslide (Fleetwood Mac) vs. #6 Pretty Melody (Butch Walker) 9.5 to 7.5

    Division L

    #1 Dog Days are Over (Florence and the Machine) vs. #4 Try a Little Tenderness (Otis Redding) 8.0 to 6.0

    #2 Up Around The Bend (CCR) vs. #3 Title and Registration (Death Cab for Cutie) 8.0 to 5.0

  9. The Progenitor says:

    #1 Sister Golden Hair (America) vs. #5 High Road (Broken Bells) 7.5 to 6.0

    #2 Landslide (Fleetwood Mac) vs. #6 Pretty Melody (Butch Walker) 10.0 to 6.0

    Division L

    #1 Dog Days are Over (Florence and the Machine) vs. #4 Try a Little Tenderness (Otis Redding) 7.8 to 6.0

    #2 Up Around The Bend (CCR) vs. #3 Title and Registration (Death Cab for Cutie) 8.0 to 6.0

  10. DrJ says:

    Sister Golden Hair-9
    High Road-8

    Landslide-10
    Pretty Melody-5

    Dog Days Are Over-6.5
    Try A Little Tenderness-7.5

    Up Around The Bend-8.5
    Title And Registration-5.5

  11. Lolly says:

    Sister Golden Hair (America) – 8
    High Road (Broken Bells) – 7.5

    Landslide (Fleetwood Mac) – 9
    Pretty Melody (Butch Walker) – 7.5

    Division L
    Dog Days are Over (Florence and the Machine) – 8.5
    Try a Little Tenderness (Otis Redding) – 8

    Up Around The Bend (CCR) – 8.5
    Title and Registration (Death Cab for Cutie) – 5

  12. Janos says:

    Me and Cristina

    Division K

    #1 Sister Golden Hair (America) vs. #5 High Road (Broken Bells)
    Me: 7: 5.8
    C 5.5: 4.5

    #2 Landslide (Fleetwood Mac) vs. #6 Pretty Melody (Butch Walker)
    Me: 8.2: 5.2
    C: 8.8: 6.3

    Division L

    #1 Dog Days are Over (Florence and the Machine) vs. #4 Try a Little Tenderness (Otis Redding)
    Me: 6.6 : 6
    C: 8.5: 7.9
    #2 Up Around The Bend (CCR) vs. #3 Title and Registration (Death Cab for Cutie)
    Me: 9.7 : 5.4
    C: 7.9: 7.1

  13. Danno says:

    Division K

    #1 Sister Golden Hair (America) – 6
    vs. #5 High Road (Broken Bells) – 4.5

    #2 Landslide (Fleetwood Mac) – 8.5
    vs. #6 Pretty Melody (Butch Walker) – 3.5

    Division L

    #1 Dog Days are Over (Florence and the Machine) – 6
    vs. #4 Try a Little Tenderness (Otis Redding) – 7

    #2 Up Around The Bend (CCR) – 7.5
    vs. #3 Title and Registration (Death Cab for Cutie) – 7

  14. Clarkle says:

    Division K:
    Sister Golden Hair 6.5 / High Road 7
    Landslide 7.5 / Pretty Melody 6.5

    Division L:
    Dog Days are Over 6.5
    Try a Little Tenderness 6

    Up Around The Bend 8.5
    Title and Registration 10

  15. aiko says:

    Division K

    #1 Sister Golden Hair (America) vs. #5 High Road (Broken Bells) 8/5
    Was really feeling Sister Golden Hair this morning, even pre-coffee.

    #2 Landslide (Fleetwood Mac) vs. #6 Pretty Melody (Butch Walker) 9/5

    Division L

    #1 Dog Days are Over (Florence and the Machine) vs. #4 Try a Little Tenderness (Otis Redding) 9/5
    Florence just keeps sounding better. I’ve found out from this tournament that while I respect Otis Redding, he bores the snot out of me.

    #2 Up Around The Bend (CCR) vs. #3 Title and Registration (Death Cab for Cutie) 7.5/7.5

  16. Isabel says:

    #1 Sister Golden Hair (America) 5
    #5 High Road (Broken Bells)-6
    Landslide (Fleetwood Mac) -4
    Pretty Melody (Butch Walker) -7
    #1 Dog Days are Over (Florence and the Machine) -7
    Try a Little Tenderness (Otis Redding) -8
    Up Around The Bend (CCR)-8
    Title and Registration (Death Cab for Cutie)– 8

  17. Guillermo says:

    I didn’t get to vote until late, but I am now noticing that there are some high variation in my scores. I’m not trying to hammer, there are just two different songs in this group that I really don’t like. And my not likingness threshold grows greater with each round. And last I promise I haven’t looked at our spreadsheet in a few days.

    Division K

    #1 Sister Golden Hair (America) 7
    #5 High Road (Broken Bells) 6

    #2 Landslide (Fleetwood Mac) 6.7
    #6 Pretty Melody (Butch Walker) 3.8

    I might be biased against Butch Walker for his involvement with the song “Freak Of The Week” 10 years ago. Not to be confused with “Freak On A Leash.” And I might be biased against Landslide because I don’t want the one song that is in this because I screwed up a transcription of its Round of 512 defeat of “Blowin’ In The Wind” and didn’t catch it until much later to continue beating too many more songs. But it can defeat this one.

    Division L

    #1 Dog Days are Over (Florence and the Machine) 9
    #4 Try a Little Tenderness (Otis Redding) 6

    Oh Otis, forgive me.

    #2 Up Around The Bend (CCR) 9.5
    #3 Title and Registration (Death Cab for Cutie) 3

    Holy shit, Ben will you please stop whining.

  18. Bday says:

    Division K

    #1 Sister Golden Hair (America) vs. #5 High Road (Broken Bells) 6.5 / 5.5

    #2 Landslide (Fleetwood Mac) vs. #6 Pretty Melody (Butch Walker) 9.5 / 1

    Division L

    #1 Dog Days are Over (Florence and the Machine) vs. #4 Try a Little Tenderness (Otis Redding) 7.5 / 5

    #2 Up Around The Bend (CCR) vs. #3 Title and Registration (Death Cab for Cutie) 9.5 / 4

  19. Anne S. says:

    Division K

    #1 Sister Golden Hair (America) – 7
    vs. #5 High Road (Broken Bells) – 4

    #2 Landslide (Fleetwood Mac) -8
    vs. #6 Pretty Melody (Butch Walker) – 4

    Division L

    #1 Dog Days are Over (Florence and the Machine) – 10
    vs. #4 Try a Little Tenderness (Otis Redding) – 3
    I have learned through this tournament that despite my respect for both, no matter how many times I try to get excited about them I find Otis Redding and Bruce Springsteen boring.

    #2 Up Around The Bend (CCR) – 5 – Always fun
    vs. #3 Title and Registration (Death Cab for Cutie) – 7.8

  20. G says:

    #1 Sister Golden Hair (America) – 4.5
    vs. #5 High Road (Broken Bells) – 8.5

    #2 Landslide (Fleetwood Mac) 6
    vs. #6 Pretty Melody (Butch Walker) 3

    #1 Dog Days are Over (Florence and the Machine) 7
    vs. #4 Try a Little Tenderness (Otis Redding) 6

    #2 Up Around The Bend (CCR) 6
    vs. #3 Title and Registration (Death Cab for Cutie) 9

  21. NatalieG says:

    Division K

    #1 Sister Golden Hair (America) – 6.5
    vs. #5 High Road (Broken Bells) – 4

    #2 Landslide (Fleetwood Mac) -10
    vs. #6 Pretty Melody (Butch Walker) – 6

    Division L

    #1 Dog Days are Over (Florence and the Machine) – 8
    vs. #4 Try a Little Tenderness (Otis Redding) – 6.5

    #2 Up Around The Bend (CCR) – 7
    vs. #3 Title and Registration (Death Cab for Cutie) – 6

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