UPDATE: RESULTS POSTED BELOW
We are on to a 2nd set of matchups. Thanks to Brian and Lindsay for putting this together.
Folks have until midnight on Monday to vote in the comment section. Unlike past tournaments, we are posting the results of the previous vote in the original post – so for Division A results, look at the original Division A post.
Here’s the Spotify link.
And without further ado:
Round 1 Division B
“Superstition” (Stevie Wonder) vs. “Careless Whisper” (Eagles of Death Metal)
“Smells Like Teen Spirit” (Nirvana) vs. “Finer Things” (Steve Winwood)
“With a Little Help From My Friends” (Joe Cocker) vs. “Atlantic City” (Bruce Springsteen)
“Thriller” (Michael Jackson) vs. “Running On Empty” (Jackson Browne)
Results posted! These are going to be some very interesting Round of 32 matchups!
“Superstition” (Stevie Wonder) – 165.6 vs. “Careless Whisper” (Eagles of Death Metal) – 110.55
“Smells Like Teen Spirit” (Nirvana) – 165.1 vs. “Finer Things” (Steve Winwood) – 116
“With a Little Help From My Friends” (Joe Cocker) – 150 vs. “Atlantic City” (Bruce Springsteen) – 147.3
“Thriller” (Michael Jackson) – 144.4 vs. “Running On Empty” (Jackson Browne) – 120.4
Stories from the vault…
“Careless Whisper” by Brian O: I’m having trouble explaining why this song seems right. For some reason it made me think of the night when our entire fraternity went over to the house next door to defend Olivos’ honor. The night ended in a mysteriously broken television. Every time I think of Will, I think of that night.
“Superstition” by committee: Tournament champion at Hands On summer ’06 tournament, which Guillermo personally supervised after dinner each night
“Finer Things” by Dan Sherman: G-Mo stopped a conversation we were having over the phone once and held his phone up to the Astrostar’s speaker while this song played in its entirety. I’m including it because its an example of how passionate he was about music, that he wanted everyone around him to feel the message and meaning like he did.
“Smells Like Teen Spirit” by committee: This song won the “Best Album Lead-Off” Tournament that Guillermo ran in 2013.
“With A Little Help From My Friends” by Sue Cole: No particular reason other than it makes me think of Biloxi
“Atlantic City” by Rafter: Trying to decide on one song here is nearly impossible, but I can’t hear this without thinning of Biloxi, and can’t think of Biloxi without gmo.
“Thriller” by Josh Potter: Guillermo and I both took pride in the fact that Michael Jackson’s Thriller was the number one album the year we were born. It’s become a little harder to love MJ unconditionally, but my nomination is in the spirit half-baked decisions that were fun at the time and look pretty bad in retrospect–like when G-Mo and I dressed up for Halloween “reverse-trick-or-treating” in Biloxi, him as a Native American casino owner (headdress and all) and me as Jesus H. Christ (using the church’s cardboard nativity decorations).
“Running On Empty” by Maegan O: Mentioned during Biloxi remembrance memorial