The results for Day 1 are below, and please peruse- for now though, Day 2 playlist is below. The votes are due Friday at 5 PM EST/2 PM PST! We’ll keep operating like that- a set of match-ups for the larger work week and a set for the weekend.
- Bang Your Head (Group 11)
- Then Go Get A Milkshake At The Drive-Thru (Group 2)
- Then Pick Up That Wallet Chain You’ve Been Eyeing At Pac Sun (Group 15)
- Then Take It Easy On The Swing Set And Make Out (Group 5)
Day 1 Results: After a spirited weekend, the results are in for our first set of match-ups with four songs securing spots in the Round of 512. As stated earlier, any song that doesn’t win its group can potentially still advance based on its average score- we’ll have a better sense of what that cut-off might look like as the tourney continues.
Fight For Your Right To Party by The Beastie Boys: 93
Walk This Way by Run DMC/Aerosmith: 90
You Give Love A Bad Name by Bon Jovi: 80
Talk Dirty To Me by Poison: 69
Pretty clear here that the people prefer the rap/rock hybrid work coming out of New York over the pop metal options.
Piece Of My Heart by Janis Joplin: 105
Somebody To Love by Jefferson Airplane: 94
I Feel Like I’m Itching To Die Rag by Country Joe & The Fish: 73
That’s It For The Other One by The Grateful Dead: 60
No contest here, although Grace Slick may be in a decent position to grab an at-large spot for the next round. The people did not like the other two songs for the most part, although Country Joe did manage to grab both a 1 and a 10 from voters.
Sing Sing Sing (With A Swing) by Benny Goodman: 102
Take The A Train by Duke Ellington: 86
Well, Get It! by Tommy Dorsey: 82
String of Pearls by Glenn Miller: 77
I got a lot of shit from G and Chaz for stating that “Sing Sing Sing” was from the movie The Mask- apparently it is from many other pop culture things beyond that Jim Carrey classic. Advances with a fury.
Rock’n Me by Steve Miller Band: 85
Show Me The Way by Peter Frampton: 84
Foreplay/Long Time by Boston: 84
Life In The Fast Lane by The Eagles: 79
Closest group- perhaps a handful of “take ’em or leave ’em” classic rock selections, but simultaneously not a terrible set of four songs to hear on a Sunday afternoon working on a truck. Steve Miller noses this one out from Phoenix, Arizona all the way to Tacoma.