As soon to be former tournament competitor R. Kelly would say, it’s the freakin’ weekend, I’m about to have me some fun. Listen to today’s match-ups at the bottom of this playlist, see the brackets here, and vote by commenting below before 11:59pm on Sunday.
#1 Hurt (Johnny Cash) vs. #8 Sex on Fire (Beyonce). I found a good audio for Sex on Fire- let’s see if it gives Bey a fighting chance.
#13 I Fought the Law (Clash) vs. #5 Blinded by the Light (Manfred Mann). Cash would have seemed like the obvious winner out of this quadrant, but scores from last round suggest a Clash v. Cash battle would be tight, and Manfred Mann’s Earth Band (full name) has its supporters too.
#2 Twist and Shout (Beatles) vs. #7 I Heard it Through the Grapevine (CCR). Fun fact: The Grapevine Tavern was a hip hangout in the Bohemian West Village between the wars. You could go there to get the latest gossip, and “hear it through the Grapevine.” Beatles major favorites in this quadrant, but all four songs offer something unique.
#3 Valerie (Amy Winehouse) vs. #6 Don’t Cry for Me Argentina (Me First and the Gimme Gimmes).