Thanks for your votes and your patience, all. Proud to announce that we have our final 4 members of the field of 32! But before we talk big, let’s talk results.
We’ll have to acknowledge Mr. Johnny Cash here, who destroys his competition and picks up a blistering 7.96 average score in the process. “Folsom Prison Blues” eliminates Patti Smith’s “Gloria,” 119.4-95.3. The next closest winner was James Brown’s “Get Up (Feel Like A Sex Machine),” which eliminates Bob Marley’s “Get Up Stand Up” 109.9-104.6. Strong match, but only one Get Up could advance.
Our generation (well mine as a late Gen Y at least) got a few wins from our young adulthood to round this out. “Hard Knock Life” bests “Let’s Go Crazy,” 105.3-100.4. And fan favorite “Neighborhood 1 (Tunnels)” outlasts “King of Carrot Flowers (Part 1)” by a score of 105.31-95.1.
With this last round of scores, I can now release the seedings for the Round of 32 for the play-ins. As play-ins they’ll take spots #17 to #32. We’ll release the whole bracket including Janos’s exciting launch of the “best songs about the radio” half of the tourney over the weekend, but for now a review of where our survivors land going forward:
Seed Song Artist Album
17 Folsom Prison Blues Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison
18 My Name Is Jonas Weezer The Blue Album
19 Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine James Brown Sex Machine
20 It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Want To Rock And Roll) AC/DC TNT
21 Blue Suede Shoes Elvis Presley Elvis Presley
22 Sure Shot Beastie Boys Ill Communication
23 Rehab Amy Winehouse Back To Black
24 Modern Love David Bowie Let’s Dance
25 Tunnels Arcade Fire Funeral
26 Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem) Jay-Z Hard Knock Life
27 Welcome To The Jungle Guns N Roses Appetite For Destruction
28 My Cherie Amour Stevie Wonder My Cherie Amour
29 Handle With Care Traveling Wilburys Volume I
30 Boy In The Bubble Paul Simon Graceland
31 Lust For Life Iggy Pop Lust For Life
32 Tamacun Rodrigo y Gabriela Rodrigo y Gabriela