This is a really fun set, as evidenced by the presence of one of the kings of funk in the match-ups. Combine that with some mainstays and we’ve got ourselves a good set of songs. But first, the results of Day 3.
On the left side of the bracket, we still anxiously await an upset- so far so good on our Top 16 songs. “Thunder Road” outlasts “My Cherie Amour,” 69.5-62.1. “Wanna Be Startin’ Something” shows “Folsom Prison Blues” the door, 69.6-66.6. The right side of the bracket wasn’t as straightforward. A pretty unimpressive come from behind win for Thievery Corporation’s “Radio Retaliation” which eliminates “Roadrunner” 44.8-43.4 but can’t break a 5.0 average in the process. And in the rap battle, Eazy E’s “Radio” eliminates LL Cool J’s “I Can’t Live Without My Radio.” 50.6-48.5.
Alright, moving forward. Votes are due by Wednesday, February 27th at 8:00 PM EST. So vote tonight or tomorrow night, West Coasters. Playlist is here, full rules and philosophy here, and the tournament bracket is here. . See you in the comments!
Best Track One, Side One
“Wouldn’t It Be Nice” (Beach Boys, Pet Sounds) vs. “Sure Shot (Beastie Boys, Ill Communication)
“Down On The Corner” (Creedence Clearwater Revival, Willy and the Poor Boys) vs. “Modern Love” (David Bowie, Let’s Dance)
Best Song About The Radio
“On The Radio” (Regina Spektor) vs. “Are You Out There” (Dar Williams)
“Radio, Radio” (Elvis Costello) vs. “Baby’s In Love With The Radio” (Johnny Watson)