Memorial Tournament: Round 2 (E & F)

wake upRESULTS!!!

This was the overall highest scoring day of Round 2 so far, and saw only the second song this round to achieve an average score over 8.0!

Blind Melon started off strong, but in the end, “Hallelujah” (Jeff Buckley) squeaked by  “No Rain” (Blind Melon) 133 to 121.8 (7.4 to 6.8 average)

“Under Pressure” (Queen & David Bowie) handily defeated “Home” (Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes) 142.5 to 123.4 (7.9 to 6.9 average).

“(Sittin’ on) the Dock of the Bay” (Otis Redding)  defeated “Wake Up” (Arcade Fire) 143.9 to 124.9 (8.0 to 6.9 average)

Fan-favorite “Romeo and Juliet” (Dire Straits) beat strong contender “Shelter From The Storm” (Bob Dylan) 145 to 134.5 (8.1 to 7.5 average)

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Today’s  matchups feature some sweet songs that averaged above an “8” during the first round.

Get your votes in the comment section by Sunday at Midnight.  Here’s the playlist.

Division E

“Hallelujah” (Jeff Buckley) v. “No Rain” (Blind Melon)

“Under Pressure” (Queen & David Bowie) v. “Home” (Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes)

Division F

“(Sittin’ on) the Dock of the Bay” (Otis Redding)  v. “Wake Up” (Arcade Fire)

“Romeo and Juliet” (Dire Straits) v. “Shelter From The Storm” (Bob Dylan)

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14 Responses to Memorial Tournament: Round 2 (E & F)

  1. Dem Adam says:

    Hallelujah” (Jeff Buckley) v. “No Rain” (Blind Melon) =
    6 to 5

    “Under Pressure” (Queen & David Bowie) v. “Home” (Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes)
    9.5 to 5

    Division F

    “(Sittin’ on) the Dock of the Bay” (Otis Redding) v. “Wake Up” (Arcade Fire)
    9 to 7

    I still remember when my tape/cdr training friend from Montreal visited and brought me their cd as a gift and was like ‘hey this new local band is pretty good you should check out their album”

    “Romeo and Juliet” (Dire Straits) v. “Shelter From The Storm” (Bob Dylan)
    7 to 8.5
    Wow, the Dire Straits music video is great, crazy stylized. Didn’t know this existed.

  2. Adam S says:

    “Hallelujah” (Jeff Buckley) v. “No Rain” (Blind Melon) 5.5 – 6.5

    “Under Pressure” (Queen & David Bowie) v. “Home” (Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes) 6 – 7.5

    “(Sittin’ on) the Dock of the Bay” (Otis Redding) v. “Wake Up” (Arcade Fire) 6.5 – 5.5

    “Romeo and Juliet” (Dire Straits) v. “Shelter From The Storm” (Bob Dylan) 7.5 – 8

  3. Jim Rock says:

    8.5 – “Hallelujah” (Jeff Buckley)
    9 – “No Rain” (Blind Melon)
    I truly love both these songs. I almost voted a tie. I decided to drop Jeff because it’s a cover and I actually prefer the original by Cohen.

    9 – “Under Pressure” (Queen & David Bowie)
    8.5 – “Home” (Edward Sharpe)
    This was also a really hard one! I gave it to Freddie and Bowie because without this song we wouldn’t have Vanilla Ice.

    Division F

    9 – “The Dock of the Bay” (Otis Redding)
    3 – “Wake Up” (Arcade Fire)
    Now, THIS… This was an easy decision. TB;DL (Too bad, didn’t listen) how is Arcade Fire even in this competition? 🤣

    6.5 – “Romeo and Juliet” (Dire Straits)
    6.5 – “Shelter From The Storm” (Bob Dylan)
    Dang… gonna give this a tie. I love both these artists and I’m not super fond of either of these songs but they’re both good.

  4. Janos Marton says:

    “Hallelujah” (Jeff Buckley) v. “No Rain” (Blind Melon)
    J. 5 : 7.5 Docked it serious points for killing my buzz during Friday night happy hour, but then gave it a point back for putting my rambunctious cats to sleep.
    A 4 : 7
    “Under Pressure” (Queen & David Bowie) v. “Home” (Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes)
    J 8.5 : 8
    A 9 : 8.5
    “(Sittin’ on) the Dock of the Bay” (Otis Redding) v. “Wake Up” (Arcade Fire)
    J 8.5 : 8.5
    A 7 : 8.5
    “Romeo and Juliet” (Dire Straits) v. “Shelter From The Storm” (Bob Dylan)
    J 9 : 8. Gmo always loved the line, “Now you say, ah, Romeo, I used to have a scene with him”
    A 8 : 7.5

  5. aiko says:

    I’m really feeling this whole playlist, even songs that I didn’t score well in the first round (who would have thought I’d ever score Blind Melon higher than Queen/Bowie? Not me, for sure).

    10 – “Hallelujah” (Jeff Buckley)
    7.5 – “No Rain” (Blind Melon)
    I think I gave No Rain like a 3 last time? It’s one of those songs that I mostly don’t like, but for some reason occasionally it hits. “All I can say is that my life is pretty plain” is resonating with me tonight. Also tonight was the first time I noticed the sparing use of percussion and dug it.

    6.7 – “Under Pressure” (Queen & David Bowie)
    8.5 – “Home” (Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes)

    9 “(Sittin’ on) the Dock of the Bay” (Otis Redding)
    7 “Wake Up” (Arcade Fire)

    10 – “Romeo and Juliet” (Dire Straits)
    6 – “Shelter From The Storm” (Bob Dylan)
    “Romeo and Juliet” felt just short of perfect listening… but I was thinking about the overall occasion for this tournament, and I feel like it might just be the most apt song to win this whole thing. Listening to this song, I can feel Guillermo loving it. Like, I didn’t know that he loved that line, but I also did know that he loved that line. So I bumped it up to a 10.

  6. sarena says:

    oof hurt that i missed the last round and saw golden slumbers get knocked out. oh well, guess you snooze you looze.

    “Hallelujah” (Jeff Buckley) v. “No Rain” (Blind Melon)
    5 v 7.5 (always love this line and this AM it landed just right: just want someone to say to me / i’ll always be there when you waaaake)

    “Under Pressure” (Queen & David Bowie) v. “Home” (Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes)
    9 v 7 (have a VERY nice memory of dancing to home at a friend’s wedding with one of my other close friends that i was def drawing on this AM but under pressure is too good)

    “(Sittin’ on) the Dock of the Bay” (Otis Redding) v. “Wake Up” (Arcade Fire)
    2 v 8

    “Romeo and Juliet” (Dire Straits) v. “Shelter From The Storm” (Bob Dylan)
    10 v 10 (THIS IS MATCH-UP FEELS UNFAIR AND A HALF)

  7. nataliebabij says:

    “Hallelujah” (Jeff Buckley) v. “No Rain” (Blind Melon)
    ryan: 5 / 5.5
    natalie: 7.5 / 9.5

    “Under Pressure” (Queen & David Bowie) v. “Home” (Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes)
    r: 5.5 / 5.5
    n: 7 / 8.5
    i appreciate the artistry of “under pressure” more than i actually enjoy listening to it.

    “(Sittin’ on) the Dock of the Bay” (Otis Redding) v. “Wake Up” (Arcade Fire)
    r: 8.5 / 6
    n: 7.5 / 8
    didn’t expect this outcome… the simplicity of “dock of the bay” seemed perfect for a saturday morning, but then arcade fire got me pumped.

    “Romeo and Juliet” (Dire Straits) v. “Shelter From The Storm” (Bob Dylan)
    r: 7 / 6
    n: 7.5 / 5
    i was also feeling some g-mo vibes while listening to R&J…

  8. Rebecca Rich says:

    Division E

    “Hallelujah” (Jeff Buckley): 9
    “No Rain” (Blind Melon): 8.5
    Both great songs, but Hallelujah is just kind of untouchable.

    “Under Pressure” (Queen & David Bowie):6
    “Home” (Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes):7

    Division F

    “(Sittin’ on) the Dock of the Bay” (Otis Redding): 7
    “Wake Up” (Arcade Fire): 7.5

    “Romeo and Juliet” (Dire Straits): 8
    “Shelter From The Storm” (Bob Dylan): 7
    Also felt some G-mo vibes on R & J 🙂

  9. Division E
    “Hallelujah” (Jeff Buckley): 9.5
    “No Rain” (Blind Melon): 4.4

    “Under Pressure” (Queen & David Bowie): 10
    “Home” (Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes): 7.1

    Division F
    “(Sittin’ on) the Dock of the Bay” (Otis Redding): 7
    “Wake Up” (Arcade Fire): 5

    “Romeo and Juliet” (Dire Straits): 9.7
    “Shelter From The Storm” (Bob Dylan): 6.9

  10. Lindsay says:

    “Hallelujah” (Jeff Buckley) v. “No Rain” (Blind Melon)
    7.5/7.7
    “Under Pressure” (Queen & David Bowie) v. “Home” (Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes)
    8.5/6

    Division F

    “(Sittin’ on) the Dock of the Bay” (Otis Redding) v. “Wake Up” (Arcade Fire)
    8/5
    “Romeo and Juliet” (Dire Straits) v. “Shelter From The Storm” (Bob Dylan)
    9.8/9

  11. G says:

    – “Hallelujah” (Jeff Buckley) Tough way to start but solid
    – “No Rain” (Blind Melon) No Rain bass line is rather amazing- never noticed it in full before!
    G: 7 / 7.2
    Sean: 8 / 6

    – “Under Pressure” (Queen & David Bowie) Sheer musicianship the way this hold together
    – “Home” (Edward Sharpe) Irritating parts were more irritating, good parts still excelletn
    G: 9.8 / 6.8
    Sean: 7 / 7

    – “The Dock of the Bay” (Otis Redding) Anyone else hearing the amazing guitar line here??!!
    – “Wake Up” (Arcade Fire) Got a bonus point for the musicianship and complexity
    G: 9.9 / 8.8
    Sean: 9 / 6

    – “Romeo and Juliet” (Dire Straits)
    – “Shelter From The Storm” (Bob Dylan) This last one was a hard call- but that’s how it goes.
    G: 8.5, 7.8
    Sean: 8.5 / 7.5

  12. Brynna says:

    “Hallelujah” (Jeff Buckley) v. “No Rain” (Blind Melon)

    Brynna: 9/5.5
    Bob: 8.5/5.5
    Patti: 9/6

    “Under Pressure” (Queen & David Bowie) v. “Home” (Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes)

    Brynna: 8/6
    Bob: 8/4
    Patti: 7.5/5.5

    “(Sittin’ on) the Dock of the Bay” (Otis Redding)  v. “Wake Up” (Arcade Fire)

    Brynna: 9/9.1
    Bob: 9/8
    Patti: 9/8

    “Romeo and Juliet” (Dire Straits) v. “Shelter From The Storm” (Bob Dylan)

    Brynna: 7/7.5
    Bob: 7/7.8
    Patti: 7/6.5

  13. Colin says:

    “Hallelujah” (Jeff Buckley) – 9
    “No Rain” (Blind Melon) – 6

    “Under Pressure” (Queen & David Bowie) – 7.5
    “Home” (Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes) – 7

    “(Sittin’ on) the Dock of the Bay” (Otis Redding) -9
    “Wake Up” (Arcade Fire) – 6

    “Romeo and Juliet” (Dire Straits) – 7
    “Shelter From The Storm” (Bob Dylan)- 9

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