Tonight I post for the last time before hitting the road for the Great American Road Trip, Vol. 5. Who knows what I’ll be posting from the road, but hopefully it will be fun photos, videos, and assorted adventures, all while we continue our group quest to find the best opening track and best song about radio. Votes for these matches are due by Friday, March 15th at 11:00 PM EST. 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. “Gimme Shelter” (Rolling Stones, Let It Bleed)
“Smells Like Teen Spirit” (Nirvana, Nevermind) vs. “Burning Down the House” (Talking Heads, Speaking in Tongues)
Best Song About The Radio
“On the Radio” (Regina Spektor) vs. “Caravan” (Van Morrison)
“Do You Remember Rock ‘n Roll Radio” (Ramones) vs. “Roll Over Beethoven” (Chuck Berry)
Result from Day 9
“Where the Streets Have No Name” (U2, Joshua Tree) def. “My Name is Jonas” (Weezer, Blue Album), 84-81.
“Modern Love” (David Bowie, Let’s Dance) def. “Debaser” (Pixies, Doolittle), 85-78.
“Radio Free Europe” (R.E.M) def. “Radio” (Eazy E), 76-62.
“Radio Gaga” (Queen) def. “Radio Radio” (Elvis Costello), 74-68.