The Greatest Radio Song/Greatest Opening Track Tourney got off to a great start, with four convincing wins.
Black Dog (Led Zeppelin) def. Boy in the Bubble (Paul Simon), 85-76.
Where the Streets Have No Name (U2) def. Lust for Life (Iggy Pop), 92-75.
Do You Remember Rock ‘n Roll Radio (Ramones) def. Mexican Radio (Wall of Voodoo), 81-52.
Radio Free Europe (R.E.M) def. Last DJ (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), 71-62.
Today’s match-ups have something for everyone- hip-hop, classic rock, even hair metal. We’ve got a Nirvana classic on what would have been Kurt’s 46th birthday and the first song ever played on MTV, signalling the end of the Radio Era.
Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana- Nevermind) vs. Handle Me With Care (Traveling Wilburys- Traveling Wilburys Volume 1)
Purple Haze (Jimi Hendrix- Are You Experienced?) vs. Hard Knock Life (Jay-Z – Vol. 2)
Video Killed the Radio Star (Buggles) vs. Make Me Lose Control (Eric Carmen)
Spirit of the Radio (Rush) vs. Turn Up The Radio (Autograph)
Coming up Friday…The Modern Lovers, LL Cool J vs. Eazy E , “Thunder Road” and more…