For those who have participated in our past music tournaments, you know the drill. For newcomers, here is the gist: we’ll be posting four match-ups three times a week. Two match-ups will be “Radio Songs”, two match-ups will “Track Ones”. Vote by commenting below this post, giving each song a score from 1-10 (the higher the better). The song with the most points advances to the next round. Single elimination. Good times for all. Full rules and philosophy here.
And off we go. Listen to all the songs here and vote by Wednesday, 8pm (EST).
Black Dog (Led Zeppelin- Led Zeppelin IV) vs. Boy in the Bubble (Paul Simon- Graceland)
Where the Streets Have No Name (U2- Joshua Tree) vs. Lust for Life (Iggy Pop- Lust for Life)
Do You Remember Rock ‘n Roll Radio (Ramones) vs. Mexican Radio (Wall of Voodoo)
Radio Free Europe (R.E.M) vs. Last DJ (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)
Coming up Wednesday…Rush, Hendrix vs. Jay-Z, “Video Killed the Radio Star” and more…
*We decided to limit the tournament to one song per artist, which is why you don’t see “Radio Nowhere” by Bruce Springsteen, “Radio Song” by R.E.M, or “Radio Head” by the Talking Heads, to cite a few examples. Similarly, bands like the Beatles and Stones have a number of strong opening tracks- we went with the ones we thought would do best.