Round of 512 Qualifiers: Battle For The Best Rock Song In History

As a reminder, songs that win their first round group of 4 get an automatic bid to the Round of 512. Remaining songs that got 2nd, 3rd, or 4th will get at-large bids based on their average score.

First Round Champion Qualifiers (in order of average score)

“Johnny B Goode” by Chuck Berry (8.71)
“In The Still Of The Nite” by The Five Satins (8.63)
“California Dreamin'” by The Mamas & The Papas (8.60)
“The Sound of Silence” by Simon & Garfunkel (8.44)
“Kashmir” by Led Zeppelin (8.38)
“I Can’t Help Myself” by The Four Tops (8.33)
“Good Vibrations” by The Beach Boys (8.25)
“The Joker” by Steve Miller Band (8.25)
“Help!” by The Beatles (8.20)
“When A Man Loves A Woman” by Percy Sledge (8.10)
“Hurt” by Johnny Cash (8.00)
“Up On The Roof” by The Drifters (8.00)
“She Loves You” by The Beatles (7.94)
“Hound Dog” by Elvis Presley (7.90)
“Pinball Wizard” by The Who (7.83)
“Buddy Holly” by Weezer (7.78)
“Every Breath You Take” by The Police (7.67)
“Dust In The Wind” by Kansas (7.57)
“Wanted Dead Or Alive” by Bon Jovi (7.50)
“Piece Of My Heart” by Janis Joplin (7.50)
“Wagon Wheel” by Old Crow Medicine Show (7.50)
“Good Lovin'” by The Rascals (7.42)
“Cats In The Cradle” by Harry Chapin (7.40)
“Heart Shaped Box” by Nivana (7.33)
“Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson (7.33)
“Sympathy For The Devil” by The Rolling Stones (7.30)
“Sing Sing Sing (With A Swing)” by Benny Goodman (7.29)
“Stayin’ Alive” by The Bee Gees (7.22)
“Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga (7.13)
“Take It Easy” by The Eagles (7.11)
“Do You Love Me” by The Contours (7.10)*
“You Really Got A Hold On Me” by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles (7.10)*
“California Girls” by The Beach Boys (7.00)
“Crazy Train” by Ozzy Osbourne (6.92)
“Glory Days” by Bruce Springsteen (6.90)
“The Power Of Love” by Huey Lewis & The News (6.90)
“Hang On Sloopy” by The McCoys (6.89)
“ABC” by The Jackson Five (6.89)
“Your Song” by Elton John (6.88)
“Run-Around” by Blues Traveler (6.83)
“Ramblin’ Man” by The Allman Brothers Band (6.75)
“One O’Clock Jump” by Count Basie (6.70)
“Hungry Heart” by Bruce Springsteen (6.70)
“Rebel Rebel” by David Bowie (6.70)
“Fight For Your Right To Party” by The Beastie Boys (6.64)
“Such Great Heights” by The Postal Service (6.63)
“Sugar Sugar” by The Archies (6.57)
“Can The Circle Be Unbroken” by The Carter Family (6.50)
“Suffragette City” by David Bowie (6.50)*
“Money” by Pink Floyd (6.50)*
“Heart Of Glass” by Blondie (6.50)
“Just A Girl” by No Doubt (6.44)
“Blueberry Hill” by Fats Domino (6.33)
“God Save The Queen” by The Sex Pistols (6.33)
“Stand” by R.E.M. (6.30)
“Crossroads Blues” by Robert Johnson (6.22)
“Me and Mrs. Jones” by Billy Paul (6.22)
“The Locomotion” by Little Eva (6.17)
“Fuck Tha Police” by N.W.A. (6.11)
“Rock’n Me” by Steve Miller Band (6.07)
“John McLaughlin” by Miles Davis (6.00)
“I Don’t Mind” by The Buzzcocks (5.88)
“Strong Enough” by Sheryl Crow (5.90)
“Nowhere Near” by Yo La Tengo (5.57)
“See Emily Play” by Pink Floyd (5.50)
“Two Step” by Dave Matthews Band (5.42)
“Heaven and Hell” by Black Sabbath (5.33)
“Closer” by Nine Inch Nails (5.25)
“I Flew (So Far Away)” by A Flock Of Seagulls (5.00)
“Pistol Packin’ Papa” by Jimmie Rodgers (4.88)

*indicates tie for first in its first round match
Bold– Most recent winners

At-Large Qualifiers


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