I’m going to try a new approach to posting results. Instead of putting up a new results post every night, as we’ve done in past tournaments, I’m going to continually update this one, so that you can scroll through all of the tournament results.
Day 9 Results
Me and Bobby McGee (Janis Joplin) def. Don’t You Want Me (Bahamas), 43.5-33.1.
Tide is High (Blondie) def. I Found a Reason (Cat Power), 49-47.
Respect (Aretha Franklin) def. My Ride’s Here (Bruce Springsteen), 44-33.
America (Sting) def. Love Never Felt So Good (Justin Timberlake), 46-44.
Blinded by the Light (Manfred Mann) def. 100,000 Fireflies (Superchunk), 44-31.7.
Day 8 Results
Hurt (Johnny Cash) def. You’ll Be a Woman Soon (Urge Overkill), 57.2-49.3.
I Fought the Law (Clash) def. Mack the Knife (Bobby Darin), 55.6-53.2.
Twist and Shout (Beatles) def. Blitzkrieg Bop (Yo La Tengo), 55.3-40.4.
Like a Rollin’ Stone (Rolling Stones) def. Slippery People (Staple Singers), 53.9-46.4.
Higher Ground (RHCP) def. Walk This Way (Run DMC), 51.1-50.1.
Day 7 Results
The Great Pretender (Freddie Mercury) def. Mary Don’t You Weep (Bruce Springsteen), 51.3-47.6.
Sloop John B (Beach Boys) def. Across the Universe (Fiona Apple), 51.4-42.4.
Atlantic City (Band) def. Ceremony (Radiohead), 47.8-42.5.
Mr. Tamburine Man (Byrds) def. The Passenger (Kid Loco), 56.5-49.8.
We Can Work It Out (Stevie Wonder) def. The Orchids (Califone), 55-46.
Day 6 Results
Change Gonna Come (R. Kelly) def. Just My Imagination (Rolling Stones), 58.4-56.6.
Lady is a Tramp (Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett) def. I Know You Rider (Grateful Dead), 61.8-54.5.
Everlasting Love (U2) def. Little Susie (Simon and Garfunkel), 55.3-41.
Jolene (White Stripes) def. Gin and Juice (Gourds), 63-49.8.
Don’t Cry for Me Argentina (Me First and the Gimme Gimmes) def. A Quick One While He’s Away (Green Day), 50.9-48.
Stay Awhile (She and Him) def. You Can Have It All (Yo La Tengo), 52.3-49.2. YLT goes 1-1 in the pre-lims.
I Want You Back (Lake Street Dive) def. Baby I Need Your Lovin’ (Johnny Rivers), 51-43.
Pursuit of Happiness (Lissie) def. Yesterday (Ray Charles), 56.8-45. Lissie’s outstanding cover might be one of the pre-lim songs that will go deepest in the tournament, if it can get past House of the Rising Sun next round.
Don’t You Want Me (Bahamas) def. Tainted Love/Where Did Our Love Go (Soft Cell), 35-34.5.
It’s All Over Now Baby Blue (Them) def. Satisfaction (Devo), 44.3-44.1.
My Ride’s Here (Bruce Springsteen) def. Searching for a Heart (Warren Zevon), 46.6-42.6. Bruce’s second cover advances to the Round of 64, although the Los Lobos cover of him falls.
Cottonfields (Beach Boys) def. Johnny 99 (Los Lobos), 40.5-35. Cottonfields joins Sloop John B as Beach Boys’ reps in the Round of 64.
America (Kathy’s Song) (Sting) def. Wish You Were Here (Wyclef Jean), 40.2-37.7.
Police and Thieves (Clash) def. Go Tell It On the Mountain (Wailers), 43.4-39.6. The Clash follow the Boss and the Beach Boys in delivering two songs to the Round of 64.
Johnny B. Goode/Roadrunner (Sex Pistols) def. Pink Houses (Avail), 39.8-30.5.
The Orchids (Califone) def. Darling Nikki (Foo Fighters), 29.4-24.4. Definitely the most obscure song in the Round of 64, Dem Adam’s nomination topples the Foo Fighters as Prince smiles.
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.
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.
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.