Let the eliminations begin! Most of these matches were pretty close, but a few standouts bear mentioning. You can also look at the full, updated results at the bracket manager.
I Heard It Through the Grapevine (CCR) averaged nearly 8 points a voter en route to victory. I originally had it seeded higher, but figured people might sour on such a long song. I was totally mistaken- it became the first song to make the Wall of 10s, with 10s from Tim, Dr. J and Cristina.
Honorable mention to Don’t Do It (Band) and I Fought the Law (Clash), which also averaged over 8 points/voter, and Across the Universe (Fiona Apple) for averaging more than 7 points/voter, which is usually enough to make a deep run. We’ll see!
Where Did You Sleep Last Night (Nirvana) def. I Believe in Miracles (Eddie Vedder), 40.4-34.2.
Head On (Pixies) def. Mr. Grieves (TV on the Radio), 45.2-38.8.
Mary Don’t You Weep (Bruce Springsteen) def. The Boxer (Mumford and Sons), 45-42.5.
Across the Universe (Fiona Apple) def. Grow Old With Me (Postal Service), 51.9-40.5.
Atlantic City (The Band) def. Fist City (Little Willies), 46.9-43.9.
Sex on Fire (Beyonce) def. Toxic (Mark Ronson), 43.9-41.6
You’ll Be a Woman Soon (Urge Overkill) def. More Than a Woman (Tavares), 55.3-45.5.
I Fought the Law (Clash) def. Black Magic Woman (Santana), 65.4-49.
Blitkrieg Bop (Yo La Tengo) def. Bohemian Rhapsody (Jake I.), 53-49.
I Heard it Through the Grapevine (CCR) def. Feelin’ Alright (Joe Cocker), 66.8-49.5.
Higher Ground (RHCP) def. Amazing Grace (Dropkick Murphys), 42.1-36.2.
Don’t Do It (Band) def. Billie Jean (Civil Wars), 48.6-34.7.
I Found a Reason (Cat Power) def. Silver Springs (Lykke Li), 44.4-42.4.
100,000 Fireflies (Superchunk) def. Proud Mary (Ike and Tina Turner), 39.8-38.7.
The Passenger (Kid Loco) def. Feel Good, Inc. (Electric Pose), 40-37.6.