The Whammys 2016: Round 1.5

whammys5

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!

Read the rest of this entry »

The Whammys 2016: Round 1.4

whammys4

Welcome back to Day 4 of The Whammys!  Yesterday had several close matchups (one won by 1 vote!), and some upsets.  I know I personally was sad to see some of the songs lose.  I’ll be pulling for them in the losers bracket, but in the meantime we’ve got today’s matchups to do!  Here’s yesterday’s results:

BABYMETAL – “Gimme Chocolate!!” def. “Weird Al” Yankovic – “My Own Eyes” (55/39)
Temple of the Dog – “Hunger Strike” def. Jefferson Starship – “Jane” (50/40)
Van Halen – “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love” def. Third Eye Blind – “Jumper” (51/46)
Imagine Dragons – “Radioactive” def. The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face” (66/25)
DNCE – “Cake by the Ocean” def. Pierce the Veil – “King for a Day” (48/35)
Counting Crows – “Mr. Jones” def. Slipknot – “The Devil in I” (65/23)
Gin Blossoms – “Hey Jealousy” def. Aerosmith – “Love in an Elevator” (49/48)
Ozzy Osbourne – “Road to Nowhere” def. Duran Duran – “The Reflex” (45/41)
Walk the Moon – “Shut Up and Dance” def. Oh Honey – “Sugar, You” (71/17)
Gin Blossoms – “Found Out About You” def. Fitz and the Tantrums – “HandClap” (62/25)
Warrant – “Cherry Pie” def. Beck – “Dreams” (64/31)
OutKast – “Hey Ya!” def. Masaya Matsuura – “Speed Fighter” (72/21)
Bruno Mars – “Locked Out of Heaven” def. Pantera – “Cowboys from Hell (Live)” (55/38)
My Chemical Romance – “Famous Last Words” def. Kelly Clarkson – “Heartbeat Song” (68/22)
Bastille – “Pompeii” def. Disturbed – “Immortalized” (63/26)
Brian Setzer – “Rock This Town” def. Sister Hazel – “All for You” (52/36)

There’s a few unexpected losses here.  “Love in an Elevator” and “Cowboys from Hell” were two songs I had expected to make rather far.  They still can, but their journey to the top is now quite a bit harder.  “Speed Fighter” is a loss that I’m personally upset about, but in no way surprised.  Seriously, everyone go check out that song, it’s criminally underrated.

And now for today’s matchups:

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

Have fun voting!

 

Read the rest of this entry »

The Whammys 2016: Round 1.3

whammys3

We’re on Day 3 of The Whammys!  After today, we’ll have seen half of the songs in the bracket.  A good start, with plenty more to come.

Here are yesterday’s results:

Five Finger Death Punch – “Wrong Side of Heaven” def. Dead Sara – “Mona Lisa” (74/36)
Breaking Benjamin – “Failure” def. Shawn Mendes – “Stitches” (68/39)
Aerosmith – “Cryin'” def. Lamb of God – “Redneck” (102/29)
Pixies – “Where Is My Mind?” def. Stone Temple Pilots – “Wicked Garden” (76/56)
U2 – “Sunday Bloody Sunday” def. Linkin Park – “Rebellion” (110/26)
Aerosmith – “Dude (Looks Like a Lady)” def. One Direction – “Drag Me Down” (113/18)
Elle King – “Ex’s & Oh’s” def. Catfish and the Bottlemen – “Cocoon” (85/32)
U2 – “Vertigo” def. Mastodon – “High Road” (92/37)

All losers have been sent to the losers bracket.

There were no upsets this round, every matchup resulted with the higher seed winning.  I’m personally disappointed that “Redneck” lost to “Cryin'”, but am not surprised in the slightest.  This next batch of matchups wasn’t hindered by time restrictions, so you’ll be getting all 16 matchups this time!  So many.  There’s a lot of potential for upsets in this batch, I’m looking forward to seeing how things turn out.

Here are the 16 matchups for today:

BABYMETAL – “Gimme Chocolate!!” vs. “Weird Al” Yankovic – “My Own Eyes”
Jefferson Starship – “Jane” vs. Temple of the Dog – “Hunger Strike”
Van Halen – “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love” vs. Third Eye Blind – “Jumper”
Imagine Dragons – “Radioactive” vs. The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”
DNCE – “Cake by the Ocean” vs. Pierce the Veil – “King for a Day”
Counting Crows – “Mr. Jones” vs. Slipknot – “The Devil in I”
Aerosmith – “Love in an Elevator” vs. Gin Blossoms – “Hey Jealousy”
Ozzy Osbourne – “Road to Nowhere” vs. Duran Duran – “The Reflex”
Walk the Moon – “Shut Up and Dance” vs. Oh Honey – “Sugar, You”
Gin Blossoms – “Found Out About You” vs. Fitz and the Tantrums – “HandClap”
Beck – “Dreams” vs. Warrant – “Cherry Pie”
OutKast – “Hey Ya!” vs. Masaya Matsuura – “Speed Fighter”
Bruno Mars – “Locked Out of Heaven” vs. Pantera – “Cowboys from Hell (Live)”
My Chemical Romance – “Famous Last Words” vs. Kelly Clarkson – “Heartbeat Song”
Bastille – “Pompeii” vs. Disturbed – “Immortalized”
Brian Setzer – “Rock This Town” vs. Sister Hazel – “All for You”

There’s a lot to vote for, so have fun voting!

Read the rest of this entry »

DLC Playthrough for 10/4: Jane’s Addiction & Harvey Danger

harvey-danger-4fdaf9e46e1af

This week is a totally 90s week featuring two highly requested songs from Harvey Danger and Jane’s Addiction! Be sure to take a look at these full band playthrough videos courtesy of the totally awesome Spectro’s Rock Hero! Definitely check out and subscribe to their YouTube channel!

Links to purchase DLC songs online at Xbox.com and Playstation.com are included below for each track. All tracks are $1.99.

Harvey Danger – Flagpole Sitta (XB1/PS4)

Jane’s Addiction – Stop! (XB1/PS4)

The Whammys 2016: Round 1.2

whammys2

Welcome to the back to the second day of The Whammys!  We’ve still got a long way to go, and a bunch of great matchups ahead of us.  First, let’s look at yesterday’s results:

The Cranberries – “Zombie” def. INXS – “What You Need” (171-32)
Deep Blue Something – “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” def. Ed Sheeran – “Sing” (156-41)
Weezer – “Thank God for Girls” def. Hinder – “Lips of an Angel” (105-81)
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – “Don’t Do Me Like That” def. Three Days Grace – “Never Too Late” (121-72)
Twisted Sister – “We’re Not Gonna Take It” def. Orleans – “Still the One” (147-54)
The Hollies – “Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress)” def. X Ambassadors – “Renegades” (111-71)
Naked Eyes – “Always Something There to Remind Me” def. Royal Blood – “Figure It Out” (105-83)
Vance Joy – “Riptide” def. Alabama Shakes – “Don’t Wanna Fight” (93-86)

All losers have been sent to the losers bracket.

You may have noticed a typo in yesterday’s list that said there were 16 matchups.  Well, I planned on having 16 matchups that day!  But I had to get to work, so I was rushed to complete the seeding, bracket, and yesterday’s post before I had to leave.  So, today’s matchups will be the rest of what was planned for yesterday!

Here are the 8 matchups for today:

Five Finger Death Punch – “Wrong Side of Heaven” vs. Dead Sara – “Mona Lisa”
Breaking Benjamin – “Failure” vs. Shawn Mendes – “Stitches”
Aerosmith – “Cryin'” vs. Lamb of God – “Redneck”
Pixies – “Where Is My Mind?” vs. Stone Temple Pilots – “Wicked Garden”
U2 – “Sunday Bloody Sunday” vs. Linkin Park – “Rebellion”
Aerosmith – “Dude (Looks Like a Lady)” vs. One Direction – “Drag Me Down”
Elle King – “Ex’s & Oh’s” vs. Catfish and the Bottlemen – “Cocoon”
U2 – “Vertigo” vs. Mastodon – “High Road”

Have fun voting!

Read the rest of this entry »

October DLC Revealed!

the-chainsmokers

Well, this is a bit different. Instead of revealing just the artists for this month, we’ve been given a treat with them revealing all of the songs, too! While we already knew that October 18th would feature the Rivals pre-order songs (with the Amazon pack coming at a later, unspecified date), it’s nice to know exactly what songs we’re getting, if not the exact date.

[Official announcement]