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The Whammys 2016: Round 2.2

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Welcome back to day 9 of The Whammys!  Yesterday had a good amount of surprising results, some of them even defying their own performance in pools.  Let’s look at the results:

The Cranberries – “Zombie” def. Deep Blue Something – “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” (67/27)
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – “Don’t Do Me Like That” def. Weezer – “Thank God for Girls” (60/27)
Twisted Sister – “We’re Not Gonna Take It” def. The Hollies – “Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress)” (73/20)
Naked Eyes – “Always Something There to Remind Me” def. Vance Joy – “Riptide” (54/33)
Five Finger Death Punch – “Wrong Side of Heaven” def. Breaking Benjamin – “Failure” (39/33)
Aerosmith – “Cryin'” def. Pixies – “Where Is My Mind?” (50/42)
U2 – “Sunday Bloody Sunday” def. Aerosmith – “Dude (Looks Like a Lady)” (53/38)
U2 – “Vertigo” def. Elle King – “Ex’s & Oh’s” (57/29)
Temple of the Dog – “Hunger Strike” def. BABYMETAL – “Gimme Chocolate!!” (48/36)
Van Halen – “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love” def. Imagine Dragons – “Radioactive” (58/30)
Counting Crows – “Mr. Jones” def. DNCE – “Cake by the Ocean” (63/21)
Gin Blossoms – “Hey Jealousy” def. Ozzy Osbourne – “Road to Nowhere” (52/33)
Walk the Moon – “Shut Up and Dance” def. Gin Blossoms – “Found Out About You” (41/40)
Warrant – “Cherry Pie” def. OutKast – “Hey Ya!” (54/35)
My Chemical Romance – “Famous Last Words” def. Bruno Mars – “Locked out of Heaven” (44/39)
Brian Setzer – “Rock This Town” def. Bastille – “Pompeii” (54/36)

All losers have been sent to the losers bracket.  The 90s songs continue to show dominance, while most of the 2010s songs in this round lost.  Interesting dynamic as we move forward to the next set of matchups.  Here’s the rest of Winners Round 2:

Neon Trees – “Everybody Talks” vs. Symphony X – “Nevermore”
Zac Brown Band – “The Wind” vs. Megadeth – “Dystopia”
The Killers – “All These Things That I’ve Done” vs. Fall Out Boy – “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)”
Generation X – “Dancing with Myself” vs. Tonic – “If You Could Only See”
Audioslave – “Like a Stone” vs. Blues Traveler – “Hook”
U2 – “Pride (In the Name of Love)” vs. Soundgarden – “My Wave”
The Romantics – “What I Like About You” vs. The Cranberries – “Dreams”
Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams – “Get Lucky” vs. Van Halen – “Hot for Teacher”
Opeth – “Heir Apparent” vs. Iggy Pop – “Lust for Life”
Van Halen – “Runnin’ with the Devil” vs. Weezer – “Dope Nose”
Goo Goo Dolls – “Iris” vs. Earth, Wind & Fire – “September”
Fuel – “Hemorrhage (In My Hands)” vs. Motörhead – “Thunder & Lightning”
Linkin Park – “Lying from You” vs. Joan Jett – “I Hate Myself for Loving You”
Belinda Carlisle – “Heaven Is a Place on Earth” vs. Toto – “Africa”
Good Charlotte – “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” vs. BØRNS – “Electric Love”
Heart – “What About Love?” vs. The Pretty Reckless – “Follow Me Down”

Have fun voting!

 

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DLC for 10/11: Andy Grammer & Shawn Mendes

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Rock Band Rivals drops next week, but in the meantime, we still have a week of DLC to take a look at. Let’s see what we’re getting!

  • Andy Grammer – Honey, I’m Good.
  • Shawn Mendes – Treat You Better

[Official announcement]

The Whammys 2016: Round 2.1

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Welcome back to Day 8 of the Whammys!  We’ve already been doing this for a full week, and we still have about two more to go!  Let’s keep it up!

Here are the results from yesterday:

All That Remains – “What If I Was Nothing” def. Justin Bieber – “Sorry” (44/20)
Bruno Mars – “Treasure” def. Sam Hunt – “Leave the Night On” (43/16)
Blitz Kids – “Run for Cover” def. Zac Brown Band – “Homegrown” (29/21)
Winger – “Seventeen” def. Twenty One Pilots – “Stressed Out” (46/17)
Bring Me the Horizon – “Throne” def. MAGIC! – “Rude” (32/27)
Godsmack – “Awake” def. Zac Brown Band – “Chicken Fried” (36/19)
Vertical Horizon – “Everything You Want” def. Coldplay – “Adventure of a Lifetime” (35/24)
Interpol – “All the Rage Back Home” def. Death from Above 1979 – “Trainwreck 1979” (38/18)
My Morning Jacket – “One Big Holiday” def. Carrie Underwood – “Blown Away” (40/16)
Billy Joel – “Uptown Girl” def. Hozier – “Take Me to Church” (54/13)
Cold War Kids – “First” def. 5 Seconds of Summer – “She Looks So Perfect” (36/17)
Robert Palmer – “Bad Case of Loving You” def. Disturbed – “Warrior” (42/21)
Seasick Steve – “Summertime Boy” def. One Direction – “Best Song Ever” (32/28)
Disturbed – “The Vengeful One” def. Between the Buried and Me – “The Coma Machine” (32/25)
Ellie Goulding – “On My Mind” def. One Direction – “What Makes You Beautiful” (35/22)
Marilyn Manson – “The Mephistopheles of Los Angeles” def. One Direction – “Story of My Life” (40/22)

All losers have been eliminated.  This was not a good day for pop and country fans.  Despite having four songs in the bracket, One Direction has lost every single matchup and is now completely eliminated from the tournament.  There is also only one country song remaining in the bracket.

Now we’re going to move back to the winners bracket.  We’ll have another 16 matchups, and this time losers will again be sent to the losers bracket.  Here are the matchups:

The Cranberries – “Zombie” vs. Deep Blue Something – “Breakfast At Tiffany’s”
Weezer – “Thank God for Girls” vs. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – “Don’t Do Me Like That”
Twisted Sister – “We’re Not Gonna Take It” vs. The Hollies – “Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress)”
Naked Eyes – “Always Something There to Remind Me” vs. Vance Joy – “Riptide”
Five Finger Death Punch – “Wrong Side of Heaven” vs. Breaking Benjamin – “Failure”
Aerosmith – “Cryin'” vs. Pixies – “Where Is My Mind?”
U2 – “Sunday Bloody Sunday” vs. Aerosmith – “Dude (Looks Like a Lady)”
Elle King – “Ex’s & Oh’s” vs. U2 – “Vertigo”
BABYMETAL – “Gimme Chocolate!!” vs. Temple of the Dog – “Hunger Strike”
Van Halen – “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love” vs. Imagine Dragons – “Radioactive”
DNCE – “Cake by the Ocean” vs. Counting Crows – “Mr. Jones”
Gin Blossoms – “Hey Jealousy” vs. Ozzy Osbourne – “Road to Nowhere”
Walk the Moon – “Shut Up and Dance” vs. Gin Blossoms – “Found Out About You”
Warrant – “Cherry Pie” vs. OutKast – “Hey Ya!”
Bruno Mars – “Locked Out of Heaven” vs. My Chemical Romance – “Famous Last Words”
Bastille – “Pompeii” vs. Brian Setzer – “Rock This Town”

Have fun voting!

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The Whammys 2016: Losers Round 1.2

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Welcome back to Day 7 of The Whammys!  There were several close matches yesterday, 4 of them coming within 5 points of each other.  Yesterday will also decide our first round of eliminations, so let’s get to those results:

INXS – “What You Need” def. Ed Sheeran – “Sing” (43/19)
Hinder – “Lips of an Angel” def. Three Days Grace – “Never Too Late” (29/28)
Orleans – “Still the One” def. X Ambassadors – “Renegades” (38/22)
Royal Blood – “Figure It Out” def. Alabama Shakes – “Don’t Wanna Fight” (38/20)
Shawn Mendes – “Stitches” def. Dead Sara – “Mona Lisa” (28/27)
Stone Temple Pilots – “Wicked Garden” def. Lamb of God – “Redneck” (37/16)
Linkin Park – “Rebellion” def. One Direction – “Drag Me Down”  (38/17)
Mastodon – “High Road” def. Catfish and the Bottlemen – “Cocoon” (33/23)
Jefferson Starship – “Jane” def. “Weird Al” Yankovic – “My Own Eyes” (35/25)
Third Eye Blind – “Jumper” def. The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face” (42/20)
Slipknot – “The Devil in I” def. Pierce the Veil – “King for a Day” (34/19)
Aerosmith – “Love in an Elevator” def. Duran Duran – “The Reflex” (36/26)
Fitz and the Tantrums – “HandClap” def. Oh Honey – “Sugar, You” (28/26)
Beck – “Dreams” def. Masaya Matsuura – “Speed Fighter” (29/25)
Pantera – “Cowboys from Hell (Live)” def. Kelly Clarkson – “Heartbeat Song” (36/19)
Sister Hazel – “All for You” def. Disturbed – “Immortalized” (32/25)

A sad day indeed, about 6 of those eliminations were personal favorites of mine.  How could you guys vote out “Speed Fighter”?

Moving on, here’s the rest of the losers bracket.  Again, all songs that lose this round are eliminated, so make sure you vote!

Justin Bieber – “Sorry” vs. All That Remains – “What If I Was Nothing”
Sam Hunt – “Leave the Night On” vs. Bruno Mars – “Treasure”
Blitz Kids – “Run for Cover” vs. Zac Brown Band – “Homegrown”
Winger – “Seventeen” vs. Twenty One Pilots – “Stressed Out”
Bring Me the Horizon – “Throne” vs. MAGIC! – “Rude”
Godsmack – “Awake” vs. Zac Brown Band – “Chicken Fried”
Vertical Horizon – “Everything You Want” vs. Coldplay – “Adventure of a Lifetime”
Interpol – “All the Rage Back Home” vs. Death from Above 1979 – “Trainwreck 1979”
Carrie Underwood – “Blown Away” vs. My Morning Jacket – “One Big Holiday”
Billy Joel – “Uptown Girl” vs. Hozier – “Take Me to Church”
5 Seconds of Summer – “She Looks So Perfect” vs. Cold War Kids – “First”
Robert Palmer – “Bad Case of Loving You” vs. Disturbed – “Warrior”
One Direction – “Best Song Ever” vs. Seasick Steve – “Summertime Boy”
Disturbed – “The Vengeful One” vs. Between the Buried and Me – “The Coma Machine”
One Direction – “What Makes You Beautiful” vs. Ellie Goulding – “On My Mind”
One Direction – “Story of My Life” vs. Marilyn Manson – “The Mephistopheles of Los Angeles”

Have fun voting!

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The Whammys 2016: Losers Round 1.1

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Welcome back to Day 6 of the Whammys!  Yesterday had a great number of close matchups, one of them even as close as one point!  Remember, your votes matter!

Here’s the results from yesterday’s matchups:

Opeth – “Heir Apparent” def. Carrie Underwood – “Blown Away” (41/30)
Iggy Pop – “Lust for Life” def. My Morning Jacket – “One Big Holiday” (52/24)
Van Halen – “Runnin’ with the Devil” def. Billy Joel – “Uptown Girl” (41/37)
Weezer – “Dope Nose” def. Hozier – “Take Me to Church” (56/21)
Goo Goo Dolls – “Iris” def. 5 Seconds of Summer – “She Looks So Perfect” (74/6)
Earth, Wind & Fire  – “September” def. Cold War Kids – “First” (67/12)
Fuel – “Hemorrhage (In My Hands)” def. Robert Palmer – “Bad Case of Loving You” (38/37)
Motörhead – “Thunder & Lightning” def. Disturbed – “Warrior” (37/34)
Linkin Park – “Lying from You” def. One Direction – “Best Song Ever” (49/25)
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – “I Hate Myself for Loving You” def. Seasick Steve – “Summertime Boy” (66/11)
Belinda Carlisle – “Heaven Is a Place on Earth” def. Disturbed – “The Vengeful One” (52/25)
Toto – “Africa” def. Between the Buried and Me – “The Coma Machine” (69/9)
Good Charlotte – “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” def. One Direction – “What Makes You Beautiful” (51/24)
BØRNS – “Electric Love” def. Ellie Goulding – “On My Mind” (38/31)
Heart – “What About Love?” def. One Direction – “Story of My Life” (57/18)
The Pretty Reckless – “Follow Me Down” def. Marilyn Manson – “The Mephistopheles of Lose Angeles” (38/29)

All losers have been sent to the losers bracket.

Poor One Direction and Disturbed, together they had 7 songs in the bracket, and every one of them got sent to losers!  I had hoped “Best Song Ever” or “The Vengeful One” would at least survive a round.  Anyways, today we’ll be starting Losers Round 1.  Unlike the last round, the stakes are higher on these matchups.  Any song that loses this round will be eliminated from the tournament.  So if you want your favorite songs to win, you better make sure you vote!

Here are today’s matchups:

INXS – “What You Need” vs. Ed Sheeran – “Sing”
Hinder – “Lips of an Angel” vs. Three Days Grace – “Never Too Late”
Orleans – “Still the One” vs. X Ambassadors – “Renegades”
Royal Blood – “Figure It Out” vs. Alabama Shakes – “Don’t Wanna Fight”
Dead Sara – “Mona Lisa” vs. Shawn Mendes – “Stitches”
Lamb of God – “Redneck” vs. Stone Temple Pilots – “Wicked Garden”
Linkin Park – “Rebellion” vs. One Direction – “Drag Me Down”
Catfish and the Bottlemen – “Cocoon” vs. Mastodon – “High Road”
“Weird Al” Yankovic – “My Own Eyes” vs. Jefferson Starship – “Jane”
Third Eye Blind – “Jumper” vs. The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”
Pierce the Veil – “King for a Day” vs. Slipknot – “The Devil in I”
Aerosmith – “Love in an Elevator” vs. Duran Duran – “The Reflex”
Oh Honey – “Sugar, You” vs. Fitz and the Tantrums – “HandClap”
Beck – “Dreams” vs. Masaya Matsuura – “Speed Fighter”
Pantera – “Cowboys from Hell (Live)” vs. Kelly Clarkson – “Heartbeat Song”
Disturbed – “Immortalized” vs. Sister Hazel – “All for You”

Have fun voting!

 

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The Whammys 2016: Round 1.5

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It’s now Day 5 of the Whammys!  Yesterday had a lot of fan favorites, and with them a lot of strong wins.  Today we’ll be seeing the remaining songs on the bracket.  Here are yesterday’s results:

Neon Trees – “Everybody Talks” def. Justin Bieber – “Sorry” (68/9)
Symphony X – “Nevermore” def. All That Remains – “What If I Was Nothing” (37/26)
Zac Brown Band – “The Wind” def. Sam Hunt – “Leave the Night On” (49/18)
Megadeth – “Dystopia” def. Bruno Mars – “Treasure” (46/30)
The Killers – “All These Things That I’ve Done” def. Blitz Kids – “Run for Cover” (66/8)
Fall Out Boy – “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)” def. Zac Brown Band – “Homegrown” (49/23)
Generation X – “Dancing with Myself” def. Winger – “Seventeen” (55/24)
Tonic – “If You Could Only See” def. Twenty One Pilots – “Stressed Out” (53/20)
Audioslave – “Like a Stone” def. Bring Me the Horizon – “Throne” (49/24)
Blues Traveler – “Hook” def. MAGIC! – “Rude” (58/17)
U2 – “Pride (In the Name of Love)” def. Godsmack – “Awake” (63/17)
Soundgarden – “My Wave” def. Zac Brown Band – “Chicken Fried” (43/27)
The Romantics – “What I Like About You” def. Vertical Horizon – “Everything You Want” (53/24)
The Cranberries – “Dreams” def. Coldplay – “Adventure of a Lifetime” (53/26)
Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams – “Get Lucky” def. Interpol – “All the Rage Back Home” (48/30)
Van Halen – “Hot for Teacher” def. Death from Above 1979 – “Trainwreck 1979” (64/17)

All losers have been sent to the losers bracket.

I kinda expected a better turn out for Bring Me the Horizon, but I’m not surprised at all that Audioslave won.  I’m a little surprised that Twenty One Pilots lost, though.

Today’s matchups are as follows:

Carrie Underwood – “Blown Away” vs. Opeth – “Heir Apparent”
My Morning Jacket – “One Big Holiday” vs. Iggy Pop – “Lust for Life”
Van Halen – “Runnin’ with the Devil” vs. Billy Joel – “Uptown Girl”
Weezer – “Dope Nose” vs. Hozier – “Take Me to Church”
Goo Goo Dolls – “Iris” vs. 5 Seconds of Summer – “She Looks So Perfect”
Earth, Wind & Fire – “September” vs. Cold War Kids – “First”
Fuel – “Hemorrhage (In My Hands)” vs. Robert Palmer – “Bad Case of Loving You”
Motörhead – “Thunder & Lightning” vs. Disturbed – “Warrior”
One Direction – “Best Song Ever” vs. Linkin Park – “Lying from You”
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – “I Hate Myself for Loving You” vs. Seasick Steve – “Summertime Boy”
Disturbed – “The Vengeful One” vs. Belinda Carlisle – “Heaven Is a Place on Earth”
Toto – “Africa” vs. Between the Buried and Me – “The Coma Machine”
One Direction – “What Makes You Beautiful” vs. Good Charlotte – “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous”
BØRNS – “Electric Love” vs. Ellie Goulding – “On My Mind”
One Direction – “Story of My Life” vs. Heart – “What About Love?”
The Pretty Reckless – “Follow Me Down” vs. Marilyn Manson – “The Mephistopheles of Lose Angeles”

Have fun voting!

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