Had to extend the voting a few hours due to an exact tie between two songs- that’s the way to end the Round of 32 with a bang. Some matches were a little further away, so we’ll hold off on the result of the photo finish until the end of the post.
Let’s start in a good year. A year where anything was possible, the 20th century was 86% done, and a Brit named Tony Lewis just straight up wanted to tell the girl he didn’t want to lose her love one night…but at the same time simply wanted to use her love. Yup, “Your Love” wows in surprise scoring, defeating “Someone Great” by LCD Soundsystem 120.4-104.3. It nets a 7.08 average, grabs two separate 10’s, and all of the sudden makes a statement as a surprise contender.
Not to be forgotten in the 80s excitement, “Just Like Heaven” easily clears “Foundations” by a score of 124.05-95.85.
Big Pimpin’ mounts a comeback, but not enough- “Skinny Love” defeats the classic jam of my high school days, 108.55-103.05.
Last but not least, and the reason we extended voting- Hanson and Dawes were in a tie to the hundredth when voting ended, but I extended it and the tie got broken (thankfully) by the Harrisburg, PA duo of Milly and Dave- “Thinkin’ Bout Something” claims a Sweet Sixteen spot (?) and eliminates “Little Bit Of Everything” 105.55-103.65.
With that, there are sixteen songs still alive 😉