Memorial Tournament: Round 2 (C& D)

RESULTS: There were really some close ones today! Except for “Stand by Me”, which rolled to its 11th consecutive tournament victory.

Division C
“Stand by Me” (Ben E. King) defeats “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” (Israel
Kamakawiwo’ole) 102.3 to 79 (7.9 to 6 average).
“When Doves Cry” (Prince) defeats “When the Levee Breaks” (Led Zeppelin) 90 to
87.8 (6.9 to 6.8 average)
Division D
 “Don’t Stop Believin’” (Journey) defeats “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”
(Rolling Stones) 88.5 to 85.8 (6.8 to 6.6 average)
“Caravan” (Van Morrison) defeats Golden Slumbers Medley (The Beatles) 95 to
89.5 (7.3 to 6.9 average)

Today’s matchups feature no fewer than four tournament icons – Stand by Me: Living the Dream tourney; You Can’t Always…: Best Album

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Steve Perry performs with Journey at a Chicago-area concert in 1981.

Closing Song; Caravan: Best Song about the Radio; Don’t Stop Believin’ – most popular Biloxi karaoke staple.

Get your votes in the comment section by Tuesday at Midnight.  Here’s the playlist (https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7Es8yr64Wl7azbe2cbUNkm?si=qBL9LiCMQJyy4wNX-TbBog).  And a note on the playlist – You’ll find that the Golden Slumbers Medley is three separate tracks (“Golden Slumbers,” “Carry That Weight,” and “The End”).  Just treat it as one track for voting purposes. (Though I guess we know where Spotify stands on the Golden Slumbers debate!)

Division C

“Stand by Me” (Ben E. King) v. “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” (Israel Kamakawiwo’ole)

“When Doves Cry” (Prince) v. “When the Levee Breaks” (Led Zeppelin)

Division D

“You Can’t Always Get What You Want” (Rolling Stones)  v. “Don’t Stop Believin’” (Journey)

Golden Slumbers Medley (The Beatles) v. “Caravan” (Van Morrison)

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9 Responses to Memorial Tournament: Round 2 (C& D)

  1. aiko says:

    “Stand by Me” (Ben E. King) v. “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” (Israel Kamakawiwo’ole)
    Aiko: 9.3 to 7
    Ian: 8 to 2

    “When Doves Cry” (Prince) v. “When the Levee Breaks” (Led Zeppelin)
    Aiko: 6.9 to 6.5
    Ian: 6 to 7
    Both of these suffered from being overly drawn out, which doesn’t bear repeating in a short period of time. I liked Levee substantially more this time, and was going to score these 6.9 to 6.95 because neither quite broke a 7, but when there was still a minute left the score dropped.

    “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” (Rolling Stones) v. “Don’t Stop Believin’” (Journey)
    Aiko: 5 to 6.5
    Ian: 3 to 2
    I think YCAGWYW is going to drop with each repeat listen. That’s really a song that you only need to hear a couple of times a year.

    Golden Slumbers Medley (The Beatles) v. “Caravan” (Van Morrison)
    Aiko: 7 to 5
    Ian: 5 to 8
    Ian’s comment about why he likes Van Morrison is that when he was little he thought he was a muppet based on how he sings. Imagining that does make this song more enjoyable for me, but not that much.

  2. G says:

    “Stand by Me” (Ben E. King) 8
    “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” (Israel Kamakawiwo’ole) 7.5

    “When Doves Cry” (Prince) 8.6
    “When the Levee Breaks” (Led Zeppelin) 4.8 – this just felt like slightly better than average song today that was really trying to capitalize all my free time.

    “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” (Rolling Stones) 8.8
    “Don’t Stop Believin’” (Journey) 8 – I wanted to score this lower but it works.

    “Golden Slumbers Medley” (The Beatles) 9.5 – Just amazing skill, mixing, creativity, artistry, etc.
    “Caravan” (Van Morrison) 9.5 – Creates a happy mood and sustains it. I’ll let the rest of you’all make the call.

  3. nataliebabij says:

    “Stand by Me” (Ben E. King) v. “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” (Israel Kamakawiwo’ole)
    ryan: 9.5 / 3.5
    natalie: 8 / 4.5

    “When Doves Cry” (Prince) v. “When the Levee Breaks” (Led Zeppelin)
    r: 3.5 / 8.5
    n: 5 / 8.5

    “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” (Rolling Stones) v. “Don’t Stop Believin’” (Journey)
    r: 5 / 6
    n: 6.5 / 7.5

    Golden Slumbers Medley (The Beatles) v. “Caravan” (Van Morrison)
    r: 4.5 / 6
    n: 4.5 / 6.5

  4. Brynna says:

    Sad we missed the last round!
    “Stand by Me” (Ben E. King) v. “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” (Israel Kamakawiwo’ole)

    Brynna: 8/7
    Patti: 9/8
    Bob: 5.5/6.5

    “When Doves Cry” (Prince) v. “When the Levee Breaks” (Led Zeppelin)

    Brynna: 8/5
    Patti: 9/5
    Bob: 9/6

    “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” (Rolling Stones)  v. “Don’t Stop Believin’” (Journey)

    Brynna: 7/7.5
    Patti: 7/6
    Bob: 7.5/5

    Golden Slumbers Medley (The Beatles) v. “Caravan” (Van Morrison)

    Brynna: 8/7
    Patti: 8/7
    Bob: 8.5/7

  5. Lindsay says:

    “Stand by Me” (Ben E. King) v. “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” (Israel Kamakawiwo’ole)
    8/6.5

    “When Doves Cry” (Prince) v. “When the Levee Breaks” (Led Zeppelin)
    6/8
    WtLB is quite long but it didn’t feel too long when I was listening tonight. Some days I’m just really in the mood for Led Zeppelin.

    “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” (Rolling Stones) v. “Don’t Stop Believin’” (Journey)
    7/6

    Golden Slumbers Medley (The Beatles) v. “Caravan” (Van Morrison)
    8.5/9
    These songs made me happy. What a nice note to end the evening on!

  6. Joe says:

    “Stand by Me” (Ben E. King) v. “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” (Israel Kamakawiwo’ole)
    7/7.5

    “When Doves Cry” (Prince) v. “When the Levee Breaks” (Led Zeppelin)
    9/6

    “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” (Rolling Stones) v. “Don’t Stop Believin’” (Journey)
    7/8

    Golden Slumbers Medley (The Beatles) v. “Caravan” (Van Morrison)
    7/7.5

  7. Adam S says:

    “Stand by Me” (Ben E. King) v. “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” (Israel Kamakawiwo’ole) 7.5-7

    “When Doves Cry” (Prince) v. “When the Levee Breaks” (Led Zeppelin) 4-8

    Division D

    “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” (Rolling Stones) v. “Don’t Stop Believin’” (Journey) 7-8

    Golden Slumbers Medley (The Beatles) v. “Caravan” (Van Morrison) 6-7

  8. Janos Marton says:

    Division C
    “Stand by Me” (Ben E. King) v. “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” (Israel Kamakawiwo’ole)
    J 7.5 : 6.5
    A. 7 : 5.5
    “When Doves Cry” (Prince) v. “When the Levee Breaks” (Led Zeppelin)
    J: 7 : 7.5
    A: 8 : 7

    Division D

    “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” (Rolling Stones) v. “Don’t Stop Believin’” (Journey)
    J 8 : 9
    A 7 : 9

    Golden Slumbers Medley (The Beatles) v. “Caravan” (Van Morrison)
    J 8.5 – 7.5
    A: 8 – 8

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