Best Cover Songs of All-Time: Round of 32, Day 4

The Tide is High

(*Thank you to Joe Cocker for all the great music and positive feelings he spread. – LTD,12/22/14 )

This is The End, for now.  I’ve always seen LTD as a fun break from my otherwise perhaps overly serious approach to life.  But right now the air in New York is too heavy for me to really put my heart into running out the string on a music tournament, particularly when so many regulars have been too busy to participate.  We WILL finish this tournament later this winter, when the mood feels right, with our final 16 songs in tow. Here’s your last set of contenders to earn a spot in that esteemed company.

Listen to today’s match-ups at the bottom of this playlist (except Sting, at 5:15), see the brackets here, and vote by commenting below before 11:59pm on Friday.

#1 Hallelujah (Jeff Buckley) vs. #9 Like a Rollin’ Stone (Rolling Stones)

#4 Killing Me Softly (Fugees) vs. #12 Police and Thieves (Clash)

#2 Tide Is High (Blondie) vs. #10 America (Sting)

#3 With a Little Help From My Friends (Joe Cocker) vs. #11 Higher Ground (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

Special shout to Adam S., Dem Adam, Lindsay, Jacob’s various aliases, Anna Z, Al, Orce and Daddy-O for their regular or semi-regular participation.  Enjoy the holidays!

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A born and bred New Yorker, Janos Marton lives the dream as a writer, lawyer, historian, and activist.
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4 Responses to Best Cover Songs of All-Time: Round of 32, Day 4

  1. Adam S says:

    Sorry to hear that we’re taking a pause. Let us know when things get rolling again.

    #1 Hallelujah (Jeff Buckley) vs. #9 Like a Rollin’ Stone (Rolling Stones) 7-8.5

    #4 Killing Me Softly (Fugees) vs. #12 Police and Thieves (Clash) 6 – 5

    #2 Tide Is High (Blondie) vs. #10 America (Sting) 7 – 6

    #3 With a Little Help From My Friends (Joe Cocker) vs. #11 Higher Ground (Red Hot Chili Peppers)” 6 – 8.5

  2. #1 Hallelujah (Jeff Buckley) vs. #9 Like a Rollin’ Stone (Rolling Stones) 7-4

    #4 Killing Me Softly (Fugees) vs. #12 Police and Thieves (Clash) 6-9

    #2 Tide Is High (Blondie) vs. #10 America (Sting) 7 – 4

    #3 With a Little Help From My Friends (Joe Cocker) vs. #11 Higher Ground (Red Hot Chili Peppers)” 5-5

  3. Daddy-O says:

    Thank you, Janos, for all of your work and effort to pull these tournaments together. Much appreciated and enjoyed.

    Hallelujah – 9.0
    Like a Rollin’ Stone – 6.5

    Killing Me Softly – 7.0
    Police and Thieves – 5.0

    Tide is High – 7.5
    America – 6.0

    With a Little Help – 7.5
    Higher Ground – 5.0

    Thank you, Joe Cocker, for all of your music.

  4. janos marton says:

    #1 Hallelujah (Jeff Buckley) vs. #9 Like a Rollin’ Stone (Rolling Stones)
    Me: 6.5 : 7.5
    AZ 7 : 8
    Al 5.9 : 9.5

    #4 Killing Me Softly (Fugees) vs. #12 Police and Thieves (Clash)
    Me 7 : 8.8
    AZ 9 : 9
    Al 8 : 9

    #2 Tide Is High (Blondie) vs. #10 America (Sting)
    Me 9.3 : 7.5
    AZ 9 : 6.5
    Al 8 : 6.5

    #3 With a Little Help From My Friends (Joe Cocker) vs. #11 Higher Ground (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
    Me 8.5 : 7.2
    AZ 7 : 8.5
    Al 8.8 : 7

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