Opening Tracks and Radio Songs: Day 12

Ethan Hawke named his spaceship the “Thunder Road” in what classic 80s movie also co-starring a young River Phoenix?

Voters- writing you from a fraternity basement in Cleveland where I’ve just slept the night. The very combination of “fraternity basement” and “slept the night” conjures an incredulous memory of waking up one evening at 4 am in college having passed out on a sticky bench in 2004 watching the Varsity Ship table at Chi Gam. I am so happy my brother joined a cleaner fraternity with free couches for weary travelers in their basement.

Only a few voters on that last round. If you didn’t vote you can’t complain about the results. I for example, did not vote. So I will grit my teeth through some of these. Quick results: Baba O’Riley continues to earn its 1 seed, plowing past “Wanna Be Startin’ Something” 41.5-34.5. The big upset of the day though has to go to Tangled Up In Blue upending Zeppelin’s “Black Dog” 34.5-34. That’s the same total as Spirit of the Radio as Rush defeats NOFX, 34.5-26.5. Last but not least, Radio Retaliation eliminated “Guerilla Radio” (that one kills me the most. Ugh why did I not vote) 28.5-25.

Next votes are due on Friday, March 22nd at 12:00 AM (like midnight, EST, Friday night.) Playlist is herefull rules and philosophy here, and the tournament bracket is here. See you in the comments!

Best Track One

“Thunder Road”, Bruce Springsteen, Born To Run
“What’s Going On”, Marvin Gaye, What’s Going On

“Purple Haze”, Jimi Hendrix, Are You Experienced
“Come Together”, The Beatles, Abbey Road

Best song about the radio

“Rock and Roll” by The Velvet Underground
“This Is Radio Clash” by The Clash

“Video Killed The Radio Star” by The Buggles
“On The Radio” by Donna Summer

And as a bonus, here’s my little “later, Maryland” music video I threw together last night. iMovie lets anyone be a Spielberg!

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=952480813656&l=7131567297360572646

 

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The day I was born, Michael Jackson's Thriller album was at the top of the Billboard 200. I've been trying my best to live up to that expectation ever since.
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7 Responses to Opening Tracks and Radio Songs: Day 12

  1. Adam S says:

    Best Track One

    “Thunder Road”, Bruce Springsteen, Born To Run
    “What’s Going On”, Marvin Gaye, What’s Going On 7- 6

    “Purple Haze”, Jimi Hendrix, Are You Experienced
    “Come Together”, The Beatles, Abbey Road 7.5 – 7

    Best song about the radio

    “Rock and Roll” by The Velvet Underground
    “This Is Radio Clash” by The Clash 5.5 – 5

    “Video Killed The Radio Star” by The Buggles
    “On The Radio” by Donna Summer 6 – 6

  2. Votes are me, Sue, and Amanda, live from Bristol, Indiana:

    Thunder Road 7.8/6/5.5
    What’s Going On 7/8/6.5

    Purple Haze 7/7/4
    Come Together 7.6/8/8

    Rock and Roll 8.2/6/6
    This Is Radio Clash 5/8/6/5

    Video Killed The Radio Star 7.1/4/10
    On The Radio 4.5/3/2

  3. jameswheeler says:

    Best Track One

    8- “Thunder Road”, Bruce Springsteen, Born To Run
    7- “What’s Going On”, Marvin Gaye, What’s Going On

    7- “Purple Haze”, Jimi Hendrix, Are You Experienced
    9- “Come Together”, The Beatles, Abbey Road

    Best song about the radio

    5- “Rock and Roll” by The Velvet Underground
    6.5- “This Is Radio Clash” by The Clash

    8- “Video Killed The Radio Star” by The Buggles
    4- “On The Radio” by Donna Summer

  4. Emily says:

    Thunder Road – 7
    What’s Going on – 7.2

    Purple Haze – 7.2
    Come Together – 8.6

    Rock and Roll – 5.5
    This is Radio Clash – 7

    Video Killed the Radio Star – 5.7
    On the Radio – 3

    ‘Cause every day is Rex Manning Day…

  5. janos marton says:

    “Thunder Road”, Bruce Springsteen, Born To Run: 8.5
    “What’s Going On”, Marvin Gaye, What’s Going On: 8

    “Purple Haze”, Jimi Hendrix, Are You Experienced: 6
    “Come Together”, The Beatles, Abbey Road: 6.4

    “Rock and Roll” by The Velvet Underground: 9
    “This Is Radio Clash” by The Clash: 8

    “Video Killed The Radio Star” by The Buggles: 7.8
    “On The Radio” by Donna Summer: 6.6

  6. Eileen says:

    Thunder Road – 6.0 vs What’s Going On – 7.0

    Purple Haze – 6.5 vs Come Together – 8.0

    Rock and Roll – 5.0 vs This is Radio Clash – 7.2

    Video Killed the Radio Star – 5.0 vs On the Radio – 6.5

  7. Daddy-O says:

    Thunder Road – 5.5 vs What’s Going On – 7.0

    Purple Haze – 6.5 vs Come Together – 7.5

    Rock and Roll – 4.5 vs This is Radio Clash – 6.5

    Video Killed the Radio Star – 6.0 vs On the Radio – 6.0

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