The Whammys 2016: Losers Finals

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Welcome back to Day 22 of The Whammys!  Today’s the penultimate day of the tournament, as one song today will be moving on to the Grand Finals.  First, let’s see yesterday’s results:

WINNERS BRACKET:
Toto – “Africa” def. The Cranberries – “Zombie”

LOSERS BRACKET:
U2 – “Sunday Bloody Sunday” def. Generation X – “Dancing with Myself”

“Zombie” has been sent to Losers Finals, and “Dancing with Myself” has been eliminated.

“Africa” is our first finalist.  Today, we’ll be deciding if its opponent is going to be a rematch against one of Rock Band’s most requested 90s songs, or a face off against a trademark song from a band long thought impossible.  Have fun voting!

The Whammys 2016: Winners Finals, Losers Semifinals

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Welcome back to Day 21 of The Whammys!  After today, we have two more rounds to go, and then we’ll have our winner.  Today, we will be deciding on one of the songs that will move on to the grand finals.  Before that, here are yesterday’s results:

U2 – “Sunday Bloody Sunday” def. Van Halen – “Hot for Teacher” (30/22)
Generation X – “Dancing with Myself” def. Van Halen – “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love” (29/21)

Both losers have been eliminated.

Van Halen has been completely eliminated!  And with it, the last 70s song in the bracket.  Today we have our Top 4, which of them do you think will win?

Here are the matchups for today:

WINNERS FINALS:
The Cranberries – “Zombie” vs. Toto – “Africa”

LOSERS SEMIFINALS
U2 – “Sunday Bloody Sunday” vs. Generation X – “Dancing with Myself”

Have fun voting!


The Whammys 2016: Losers Quarterfinals

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Welcome back to Day 20 of The Whammys!  It’s been a crazy journey, but it’s time to bring this thing to its conclusion.  Only a couple more days of this, and we’ll have our winner!  Here’s yesterday’s results:

WINNERS BRACKET:

The Cranberries – “Zombie” def. Van Halen – “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love” (59/26)
Toto – “Africa” def. Van Halen – “Hot for Teacher” (52/33)

Losers have been sent to the losers bracket.

LOSERS BRACKET:

U2 – “Sunday Bloody Sunday” def. Brian Setzer – “Rock This Town” (44/40)
Generation X – “Dancing with Myself” def. The Romantics – “What I Like About You” (44/40)

Losers have been eliminated.

Even though these songs were eliminated, they put up a great fight and made it far.  But we only have room for the best now, so tough decisions must be made.  Today we’ll be eliminating two more songs, to round out the Final Four.

Here are today’s matchups:

U2 – “Sunday Bloody Sunday” vs. Van Halen – “Hot for Teacher”
Van Halen – “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love” vs. Generation X – “Dancing with Myself”

Have fun voting!

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The Whammys 2016: Winners Semifinals, Losers Round 9

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Welcome back to Day 19 of The Whammys!  Yesterday had our closest set of matchups yet, with every matchup ending within 5 points of each other.  All songs brought strong support, but only one will move on from each matchup.  Here’s the results:

U2 – “Sunday Bloody Sunday” def. Earth, Wind & Fire – “September” (44/43)
Brian Setzer – “Rock This Town” def. Van Halen – “Runnin’ with the Devil”(44/39)
Generation X – “Dancing with Myself” def. Twisted Sister – “We’re Not Gonna Take It” (44/41)
The Romantics – “What I Like About You” def. Goo Goo Dolls – “Iris” (42/40)

All losers have been eliminated.  Sad to see them go, but they fought well.

We are now in the Top 8, so I would like to take a moment to look back at the performances of our finalists:

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Rock Band Rivals Harmonix Reddit AMA Recap

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A number of Harmonix employees spent time answering questions over on the Rock Band sub-reddit this afternoon to celebrate this week’s launch of the Rock Band Rivals expansion. Below you’ll find a recap of some of their answers (some of them are things that many of us already know, but came up again, so I included them in case others aren’t aware). The AMA does not seem to technically be over, but has slowed down significantly. If anything else of note pops up, we’ll be sure to update this post.

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The Whammys 2016: Losers Round 8

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Welcome back to Day 18 of The Whammys!  We’re almost at the finish line, but we still have a few more rounds left.  Let’s see the results from yesterday:

WINNERS BRACKET:

The Cranberries – “Zombie” def. U2 – “Sunday Bloody Sunday” (51/30)
Van Halen – “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love” def. Brian Setzer – “Rock This Town” (42/38)
Van Halen – “Hot for Teacher” def. Generation X – “Dancing with Myself” (42/40)
Toto – “Africa” def. Goo Goo Dolls – “Iris” (55/25)

All losers have been sent to the losers bracket.

LOSERS BRACKET:

Earth, Wind & Fire – “September” def. Belinda Carlisle – “Heaven Is a Place on Earth” (47/33)
Van Halen – “Runnin’ with the Devil” def. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – “Don’t Do Me Like That” (41/37)
Twisted Sister – “We’re Not Gonna Take It” def. Iggy Pop – “Lust for Life” (52/28)
The Romantics – “What I Like About You” def. The Killers – “All These Things That I’ve Done” (44/36)

All losers have been eliminated.

Another upset for me personally, as I thought Tom Petty was gonna survive until at least the Top 4.  “Lust for Life”‘s reign of terror has also come to an end.  It was able to take down two fan favorites in a row with “Road to Nowhere” and “Cryin'”, but it couldn’t pull off a third upset.

Here’s today’s matchups:

U2 – “Sunday Bloody Sunday” vs. Earth, Wind & Fire – “September”
Brian Setzer – “Rock This Town” vs. Van Halen – “Runnin’ with the Devil”
Generation X – “Dancing with Myself” vs. Twisted Sister – “We’re Not Gonna Take It”
Goo Goo Dolls – “Iris” vs. The Romantics – “What I Like About You”

Have fun voting!

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