Welcome to the second half of the round of 32. You probably know all of today’s songs pretty well by now, so that doesn’t leave much for me to write. I could tell you how Amy Winehouse and Chan Marshall of Cat Power once considered marketing a grape-based ethanol fuel concentrate called WinePower, but that’s not true. What is true though is that all of the tunes left in the tournament are pretty decent, so it’s safe for you and your friends to listen. Votes are due Friday at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month (11pm Friday). Link is here.
In our opener today, we have Amy Winehouse’s infectious Valerie looking to continue its dominance as it faces off against upstart Jose Gonzalez, whose cover of Heartbeats has managed to gain a decent following over the last two rounds.
Today’s contest poses a difficult dilemma for those of you who like Cat Power. Actually, it poses a dilemma for those of you who don’t like Cat Power as well. In any case, one of Chan Marshall’s covers, either Sea of Love or I Found A Reason, is moving on to the sweet sixteen whether you like it or not.
In our third bout, the Man in Black looks to stay alive as Won’t Back Down takes on Eric Clapton’s version of I Shot the Sheriff.
In the final match-up of the day, Gary Jules‘s Donnie Darko soundtrack staple Mad World looks to run circles around Al Green’s cover of I Wanna Hold Your Hand.
Your pastables are below, your link is here. Happy voting.
Valerie, Amy Winehouse vs Heartbeats, Jose Gonzalez
Sea of Love, Cat Power vs I Found a Reason, Cat Power
I Won’t Back Down, Johnny Cash vs I Shot the Sheriff, Eric Clapton
Mad World, Gary Jules vs I Wanna Hold Your Hand, Al Green