The votes are in with some surprises in the bag. To start things off, the heavyweight fight of the group was most definitively the Beastie Boys versus NWA battle to cap the playlist. Indubitably two of the most important acts in the history of rap, but there could only be one in the end. “Sure Shot” takes it, 92.3-84.2.
“My Cherie Amour” built an early lead against “Ole Man Trouble” and Stevie never looked back. Otis Redding exits the tournament, 89-81.6. David Bowie successfully fights off a comeback by Sting and The Police- “Modern Love” defeats “Message In A Bottle,” 91.3-89.2. The same couldn’t be said for Buddy Holly and “I’m Gonna Love You Too,” which loses gas in the home stretch and is overtaken by “Blue Suede Shoes” 93.1-91.2. Elvis grabs high score in this round as well.
We’re halfway done with the play-ins- next match-ups due Wednesday, February 13th at 8:00 PM EST. Playlist is here, as always vote with your hearts.
“Welcome To The Jungle,” Guns N’ Roses, Appetite For Destruction (1986) vs.”Cherub Rock,” Smashing Pumpkins, Siamese Dream (1992)
“Talkin’ About A Revolution,” Tracy Chapman, Tracy Chapman (1988) vs.
“Handle With Care,” The Traveling Wilburys, Traveling Wilburys, Volume 1 (1988)
“Race For The Prize,” The Flaming Lips, Soft Bulletin (1999) vs.
“Tamacun,” Rodrigo y Gabriela, Rodrigo y Gabriela (2006)
“My Name Is Jonas,” Weezer, Weezer (1994) vs.
“Loser,” Beck, Mellow Gold (1994)