Battle for Best Rock Song In History: Day 5

The results for Day 4 are below, and please peruse- for now though, Day 5 playlist is below. The votes are due Monday, September 9th at 11 PM EST/8 PM PST! Votes still open for this match-up! Give it a whirl if you haven’t yet!

As always we truly appreciate your listens over the quite diverse group of songs involved in this tournament. Word of advice for parents- 90s Metal Rock is most certainly not kid-friendly. That said, in addition to the RATM/Korn/Marilyn Manson/NIN dark rock quartet, we are going deep into the earliest of country western recordings, slowing down to reflect on the singer songwriters of the early 70s, and closing things out at the end of the set with some late 70’s New Wave. Have a wonderful September weekend!!!

Also I am not sure there is any other webpage in history with Jimmie Rodgers next to Zack de la Rocha. Trailblazing.

  • Singer-Songwriters 1969-1971 (Group 7)
  • 90s Metal Rock (Group 15)
  • The Deep Roots of Country Western (Group 1)
  • New Wave Arrives, Late 70’s (Group 10)

Click here to open up the voting window to rank the match-ups!

Day 4 Results: No upsets here- MJ starts out undefeated, and we have a new top seed for the next round.

Grungefest
Heart Shaped Box by Nirvana- 66
Black by Pearl Jam- 50
Would? by Alice In Chains-49
Epic by Faith No More- 44

Mid-60’s Folk Rock
The Sound of Silence by Simon and Garfunkel- 76
Turn! Turn! Turn! by The Byrds- 61
Eve of Destruction by Barry McGuire- 59
Subterranean Homesick Blues by Bob Dylan- 58

The Rise of Funk
ABC by The Jackson Five- 62
Super Bad by James Brown- 52
Stand! by Sly and the Family Stone- 45
Psychedelic Shack by The Temptations- 45

80’s MTV Megastars
Billie Jean by Michael Jackson- 66
Let’s Go Crazy by Prince- 51
Lucky Star by Madonna- 46
Don’t Stand Another Chance by Janet Jackson- 35

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About g-mo

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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