We’ve got a pretty quick turn around from the Sweet Sixteen to the Elite Eight. With less than twenty four hours between listens for many of you, the two songs that advance to the big dance will have to earn not only your respect and admiration, but your tolerance as well.
Since this is going up late and it’s a weekend anyway, you get an extra 12 hours to post your scores- votes are due Sunday at noon. Listen here.
Our first match-up could have easily been our final had the numbers shaken out a little differently. Valerie faces its biggest challenge of the tournament as it takes on Won’t Back Down.
Lilly Allen and her godfather Mick Jones will try and avenge the Clash’s loss last round to punk godfather Joey Ramone with her version of Straight to Hell, but Wonderful World is looking pretty strong. Tournament history shows that voters will take an optimistic song over a downer in most cases, but this should be an interesting match-up.
“Valerie” by Amy Winehouse & Mark Ronson vs. “Won’t Back Down” by Johnny Cash
“Straight to Hell” by Lilly Allen vs. “Wonderful World”