LTDMT- Bracketology

Each of the qualifiers of the final Sweet Sixteen won an individual bracket over 31 other contenders. See further down the page for links to those brackets and the resulting scores.

The Sweetest Sixteen Bracket can be found here.

Seeding Scoreboard for The Sweetest Sixteen

1) Under Pressure, Queen & David Bowie, 8.1264
2) Son Of A Preacherman, Dusty Springfield, 8.0851
3) Stand By Me, Ben E. King, 8.0558
4) Baba O’Riley, The Who, 8.0201
5) Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen, 8.0038
6) The Weight, The Band, 7.9518
7) Ring Of Fire, Johnny Cash, 7.7808
8 ) Twist And Shout, The Beatles, 7.7552
9) Hallelujah, Jeff Buckley, 7.6306
10) Hey Jude, The Beatles, 7.6092
11) The Sound Of Silence, Simon & Garfunkel, 7.5791
12) Piano Man, Billy Joel, 7.5697
13) Golden Slumbers Medley, The Beatles, 7.4577
14) Free Fallin’, Tom Petty, 7.4464
15) For What It’s Worth, Buffalo Springfield, 7.2931
16) Thunder Road, Bruce Springsteen, 7.0067

Wait, What Is This?

The 512-song phase of the Music Tournament (see neighboring page for more information) is divided into 16 32-song divisions, A-P. By using the scores that the voting public has given to the song winners in the Round of 512, LTD is able to seed the remaining brackets (i.e., the song with the highest average score gets the 1 seed, etc.)

Division A

Champion: The Sound Of Silence, Simon & Garfunkel
You Can’t Always Get What You Want, The Rolling Stones

Division B

Champion: Hey Jude, The Beatles
Creep, Radiohead

Division C

Champion: Hallelujah, Jeff Buckley
Lookin’ Out My Backdoor, Creedence Clearwater Revival

Division D

Champion: For What It’s Worth, Buffalo Springfield
Mrs. Robinson, Simon and Garfunkel

Division E

Champion: Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen
Here Comes The Sun, The Beatles

Division F

Champion: The Weight, The Band
Hurt, Johnny Cash

Division G

Champion: Thunder Road, Bruce Springsteen
All Along The Watchtower, Jimi Hendrix

Division H

Champion: Baba O’Riley, The Who
American Girl, Tom Petty

Division I

Champion: Free Fallin’, Tom Petty
A Day In The Life, The Beatles

Division J

Champion: Twist And Shout, The Beatles
Train In Vain, The Clash

Division K

Champion: Stand By Me, Ben E. King
We Built This City, Jefferson Starship

Division L

Champion: Son Of A Preacherman, Dusty Springfield
Brown Eyed Girl, Van Morrison

Division M

Champion: Under Pressure, Queen and David Bowie
Let It Be, The Beatles

Division N

Champion: Golden Slumbers Medley, The Beatles
Zombie, The Cranberries

Division O

Champion: Ring Of Fire, Johnny Cash
Fortunate Son, Creedence Clearwater Revival

Division P

Champion: Piano Man, Billy Joel
I Will Survive, Gloria Gaynor


5 Responses to LTDMT- Bracketology

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  2. Adrock says:

    Am I the only degenerate who feels like we should have some sort of non-monetary, just for fun (or with money, for those with gambling addictions like me) NCAA-style pool going for this once the Field of 256 is set and we have actual seeds?

    I know, we can actually influence the results, but I’m trusting enough to believe people won’t try to cook the books to fit their picks…

    anyone with me?

  3. guillermo says:

    Adrock, that sounds pretty fun actually. I kinda wish we could do a virtual draft of songs or something.

    • janos marton says:

      You mean Fantasy Music Tournament. That’s pretty meta. Everyone gets 10 songs via a snake draft, and gets awarded points based on how far each song gets.

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