The results for Day 12 are below, and notes on the next set of matches are due ***EXTENSION: Friday, October 18th at 2 PM PST/5 PM EST. Vote! *** Enjoy! The next set brings us back to some mob vignette classics, a little north-south/black-white/American-British soul battle, some straightforward guitar-vocal pieces from the mid 70s, and an 80s MTV pop battle wherein among others, the Revolution battles the News.
Day 12 Results
Motown Records, 1965-1966
“I Can’t Help Myself” by The Four Tops- 75
“Ain’t Too Proud To Beg” by The Temptations- 74
“Uptight (Everything’s Alright)” by Stevie Wonder- 59
“Nowhere To Run” by Martha and The Vandellas- 58
This was a pretty tough grouping, with two songs breaking the 8 average barrier. The Four Tops pull out the close win in what I think could almost be safely called “Battle of the Big Chill soundtrack.”
Easy Listening Rock, 1972-1973
“Take It Easy” by The Eagles- 64
“Listen To The Music” by The Doobie Brothers- 60
“Reeling In The Years” by Steely Dan- 60
“Doctor My Eyes” by Jackson Browne-57
Another solid round- The Eagles go to 1-1 with a smattering of songs left to compete. This set made me want to drive a motorcycle through West Virginia.
Popular 80s Slow Songs, 1983-1984
“Every Breath You Take” by The Police- 69
“Time After Time” by Cyndi Lauper- 66
“I Want To Know What Love Is” by Foreigner- 63
“Careless Whisper” by George Michael- 52
1983’s favorite stalker song takes this group. There was some commentary love for Careless Whisper, but it becomes the first song of the day to not break 6 in average score. Sergio Flores wishes he had voted.
Girl Power, 1995-1996
“Just A Girl” by No Doubt- 58
“Good Things” by Sleater-Kinney- 50
“Wannabe” by The Spice Girls- 50
“You Oughta Know” by Alanis Morissette- 44
Gwen Stefani’s huge single debut from Tragic Kingdom takes this one without too many problems, but great showings from Sleater-Kinney and the Brits (if you think back to when The Spice Girls debuted, they were on alt rock stations before moving to variety. Definitely remember “Wannabe” as a consistent mainstay on the Top 11 at 11. Rest in peace, WHFS.) Canada falls flat here, but we’ve got three more Alanis songs from Jagged Little Pill in our future.