The results for Day 14 are below, including a triumphant statement from our new top scorer of the whole kit and caboodle- votes on the next set of matches are due Monday, October 28th at 8 PM PST/11 PM EST.
For the weekend matches, we’re going to be a little disjointed. Starting with some 1960-1962 sugar pop, we’ll move into Progressive Rock pioneers 1969-1971. Following that up with some heavy metal maestros circa 1980, we’ll close out with some festival rock 1994-1996. I have a feeling a whole lot of this is right up Adrock’s alley.
Day 14 Results
Crossover Pioneers, 1956-1958
“Johnny B Goode” by Chuck Berry- 61
“Rock Around The Clock” by Bill Haley and the Comets- 49
“Good Golly Miss Molly” by Little Richard- 49
“Don’t Forbid Me” by Pat Boone
After dropping its first round matchup in the first Living The Dream Music Tournament despite an 8+ average back in 2010, “Johnny B Goode” comes out roaring and claims top average score of all songs to compete to date. I fully expected this to happen, and we have a contender. The Back To The Future soundtrack sweeps the first round.
TV Rock, 1967
“Sugar, Sugar” by The Archies- 46
“The Beat Goes On” by Sonny & Cher- 41
“Pleasant Valley Sunday” by The Monkees- 41
“Sha-La Love You”- 28
Neither real monkeys or people Monkees could overcome the cool stylings of Archie, Reggie, & Jughead. In all seriousness, “Sugar, Sugar” was written as a song originally to be performed by The Grass Roots (of “Let’s Live For Today” fame,) but was snatched up for the cartoon Archies. Good ditty.
Mainstream Rock, 1977-1978
“Dust In The Wind” by Kansas- 53
“Beast of Burden” by The Rolling Stones- 48
“Just The Way You Are” by Billy Joel- 47
“Lights” by Journey- 39
Couldn’t have predicted this one if I’d tried. I can’t hear “Dust In The Wind” without seeing Keanu Reeves explaining to Socrates “Dust. Wind. Dude.” My heart cries a little for “Lights,” great tune but does not look like it’s advancing even at-large.
90’s Indie Rock, 1991-1993
“Nowhere Near” by Yo La Tengo- 39
“Summer Babe” by Pavement- 33
“Seed Toss” by Superchunk- 32
“When You Sleep” by My Bloody Valentine- 30
Someone had to win this one- I think Janos will appreciate the Yo La Tengo advancement.