Royal Rumble, Game 4: Beach Boys Strikeless, U2 In Trouble

3rd Straight Silver Medal- but in this contest, all that matters is “not a bronze.” Beach Boys still with 0 strikes.

Friends, at some point in this contest someone was going to have to be the first to have their back against the wall. Unfortunately for U2, that honor goes to them. This battle was the closest yet in terms of all three songs staying within fighting range of each other (the gap between 3rd and 1st was about 17 points.) The gold medal goes to “Hey Hey What Can I Do” as Zeppelin racks up 136.65 points. The silver medal was close, but the Beach Boys pulled away on the night votes. “Help Me Rhonda” receives 125.35 points, while U2’s “New Years Day” pulls a close bronze with 119.4 points. Current Royal Rumble Standings:

Beach Boys:
Led Zeppelin: X
U2: X X

With his back against the wall, Coach Dan turns to the ace. We’ll see if it’s enough to stave off elimination. Game 4 songs are below, playlist is here, votes are due by 10:00 PM on Friday, June 1st. Best of luck to all.

Royal Rumble: Game 4
Beach Boys- Let Him Run Wild
Led Zeppelin- Good Times, Bad Times
U2- Pride (In The Name Of Love)

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16 Responses to Royal Rumble, Game 4: Beach Boys Strikeless, U2 In Trouble

  1. Dem Adam says:

    Beach Boys- Let Him Run Wild = 5
    Led Zeppelin- Good Times, Bad Times = 9
    U2- Pride (In The Name Of Love) = 6

    Best lyrics of any led zepplin song i believe

  2. janos marton says:

    Beach Boys- Let Him Run Wild = N/A
    Led Zeppelin- Good Times, Bad Times = 7.5 I can’t believe Adrock still has songs this good after so many rounds.
    U2- Pride (In The Name Of Love) = 9 Former personal tournament champion.

  3. Royal Rumble: Game 4
    Beach Boys- Let Him Run Wild – 3
    Led Zeppelin- Good Times, Bad Times – 3
    U2- Pride (In The Name Of Love) – 10

  4. Beach Boys- Let Him Run Wild = 5

    Not impressed, but not “not enjoyable.”

    Led Zeppelin- Good Times, Bad Times = 5.9

    In the same way that some are saying that the Beach Boys songs are all starting to sound the same, I feel the same way about certain LZ songs. Maybe everyone lands in a different place with

    U2- Pride (In The Name Of Love) = 7.8

    Tracks from Unforgettable Fire aren’t a bad place to have one’s back against the wall at all.

  5. Amy says:

    Beach Boys – Let Him Run Wild – 4
    Led Zeppelin – Good Times, Bad Times – 5
    U2 – Pride (In The Name Of Love) – 5

  6. Dan says:

    Beach Boys- Let Him Run Wild: 5
    Ya, Janos may be taking advantage of his dominant strikeless position and taking a bit of a dive on this one. I’m tempted to throw out a mythical “danno hammer,” but I will remain a fair voter despite my somewhat precarious situation…

    Led Zeppelin- Good Times, Bad Times: 7
    This song does blend in with a ton of other LZ songs, but I like it none the less.

    U2- Pride (In The Name Of Love): NA
    not that I’m trying to actively lobby or anything, but I think everyone must agree this song trumps any modern day Bono douchebaggery.

  7. Adam S says:

    Beach Boys- Let Him Run Wild – 3 – Janos, if that’s the best you’ve got left, I’m afraid your lead is in serious trouble.
    Led Zeppelin- Good Times, Bad Times 7
    U2- Pride (In The Name Of Love) – 8.5

  8. Meghan says:

    Beach Boys- Let Him Run Wild 4.5

    Somehow I keep missing the Beach Boys songs that I love…

    Led Zeppelin- Good Times, Bad Times 7.5

    U2- Pride (In The Name Of Love) 8

  9. joe says:

    Let Him Run Wild (The Beach Boys) 6

    This song has a beautiful composition. Brian Wilson’s ability to weave a complex layered composition, and include four way vocal harmonies in a pop context is impressive. That said I’m not a Beach Boys fan. I’m going to make a bad joke here and say that Brian Wilson may be the originator of the emo movement with this song. Really dude? You’re crying because she’s with someone else, and he’s a dog? Grow a pair and move on.

    Good Times Bad Times (Led Zeppelin) 9.5
    Simplicity at its best, within a three minute song you will hear (even though you won’t be aware of all of this information) the following.
    John Paul Jones plays two bass solos. Oh, in case you’re wondering, they’re difficult to play (correctly), and they groove.
    Jimmy Page recorded this song on a 5 watt “practice” amplifier. The guitar tone on this song is still being chased today.
    The drummer John Bonham is playing a 4 piece kit. If you listen to the bass (kick) drum during the verse breaks it sounds like he’s playing a double bass drum, or a double bass drum pedal. He’s not. It’s all done on a single drum pedal. He’s also playing a syncopated beat, not rock and roll (yet) but he makes it sound rock and roll.
    Hate the song, but respect the talent.

    Pride (In The Name Of Love) U2 8.5
    Is it the fault of a band if their song gets overplayed? As a failed musician that is what I call a “good problem”. Do I find this song overplayed? If I do, that’s my fault for letting a good song become tired to my brain. I love this album and song, because this may the album where the Edge defines his guitar sound, one that layered in delay, and reverb, which makes just about any U2 song instantly recognizable. I love the lyrical content of this song. Are the lyrics, and subject trite? I hope not. I love how this was the album that made U2 massive.

    Bono’s voice is awesome. The rhythm section of Larry Mullen Jr, and Adam Clayton are simple, but rock steady. The Edge is the anthesis of “rock” guitarists. He couldn’t play like a traditional rock guitarist, but he found a style and a sound, and it’s awesome.

    In case you’re wondering why U2 might maybe be a good band, watch this video. This moment was where the US fell in love with the band. Unfortunately, It’s not Pride. The band played this 12 minute version of Bad, and thus we never got to see Pride.

    This was performed at Live Aid in 85. If you don’t know what that was, let me tell you, it was kind of a big deal back then. Enjoy the mullety/ bolo tie/ pirate shirt goodness that sorta defined 80’s fashion diarrhea.

    • George's Wife says:

      My parents were at live aid. And they bought the VHS tape and made my brother and me watch it. Yea, my parents did a good job with the child rearing.

  10. Danno says:

    Beach Boys- Let Him Run Wild = 3
    Led Zeppelin- Good Times, Bad Times = 6
    U2- Pride (In The Name Of Love) = 7

  11. The Progenitor says:

    Beach Boys- Let Him Run Wild 4.5
    Led Zeppelin- Good Times, Bad Times 7.0
    U2- Pride (In The Name Of Love) 6.0

  12. Eileen says:

    Beach Boys- Let Him Run Wild 5.0
    Led Zeppelin- Good Times, Bad Times 7.0
    U2- Pride (In The Name Of Love) 6.0

  13. Adrock says:

    Beach Boys- Let Him Run Wild = 6.5 – Much better IMO than people are giving it credit for… always liked it, just never quite love it.
    Led Zeppelin- Good Times, Bad Times = * Shockingly, Track #1 to LZ’s debut, this song so often gets forgotten in the modern Zeppelin replays. And then i forgot about it until I was up against Stevie Wonder, and have been holding it in a back pocket. Zeppelin ain’t dead yet, but they are running thin (nearly half the songs they ever released have been played)…
    U2- Pride (In The Name Of Love) = 8 – Just pure awesome. Whatever you think of Bono now (South Park had it about right…), he recorded some of the best stuff ever back in the day.

  14. Greg says:

    Beach Boys- Let Him Run Wild: 3

    I’m not going to give this the score I think it deserves out of respect for the fact that I have been really hard on the Boys recently. A three is the best I can do for this, it’s not the worst Beach Boys song out there, but it is definitely up there. Harmony has never been a problem for the Beach Boys, but Brian Wilson’s vocals are all over the place and the composition seems scattered.

    Led Zeppelin- Good Times, Bad Times: 9

    Thank God for the LZ follow up. I’ve been waiting on this song for a while. An instant win for me. A classic song off a classic album. One of my favorite first songs to start an album.

    U2- Pride (In The Name Of Love): 7

    Just because it may be played often doesn’t change the fact that this is a decent song. If it wasn’t for Good Times, Bad Times this would definitely trump the others.

  15. The Progenitor says:

    Competition aside for the moment. Good luck and good “marathoning” to all of the MDV participants this weekend..

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