Sorry everyone- as you know, I don’t have Internet, so sometimes my abilities to post on weekends can hinge on whether I end up at a coffee shop or not. And I didn’t yesterday. Whomp whomp. However, we have completed the Round of 64 and will be launching into the next round. Who are the last 4 songs moving forward? Let’s review.
I’ve never seen as wild of a polarizing match-up as “I Fought The Law” and “Wonderwall.” In fact, out of curiosity I went through to grab the average of the absolute value of the score differences across everyone that submitted- 3.858. You either loved or hated one of these songs. In the end The Clash leave triumphant and eliminate Ryan Adams, 147.35-116.4. Still participating- New York. Nonplussed- Chicago.
Closes match of the day was Swell Season-Wallflowers, but in the end the Van cover proves triumphant. “Into The Mystic” defeats “I’m Looking Through You,” 114.3-109.4
The furious outpouring of support for “What A Wonderful World” was not unfelt in Hawaiian heaven where Israel eyes his potential competitors. The Ramones claim high average for The Round of 64 with a sweltering 8.055 and eliminate “I Will Always Love You,” 161.1-124.15. Could this whole thing end in a “What A Wonderful World”-off? The Louis Armstrong original version fell to “Fortunate Son” in the third round of the original LTDMT tourney, but you better believe Satchmo lives on vicariously through these songs.
Rounding out the numbers is G Love, whose “50 Ways To Leave Your Lover” cover ousts Norah Jones’ “Cold Cold Heart,” 142.3-125.6.
Round of 64 starts tonight.