OLD TIME ROCK 'N ROLL TOURNAMENT

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ROUND 2 DAY 2
Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up VS. Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
Astley is pop. Led Zep are rock. Easy choice

Dion - Runaround Sue VS. The Byrds - Turn Turn Turn
Tough match

The Guess Who - Albert Flasher VS. I Got My Mojo Working - Bonnie Raitt
Not sure what the second song was, but the first was cool number

Chuck Berry - C'est La Vie (You Never Can Tell) VS. Frijid Pink-House of the Rising Sun
I prefer the Animals' version of Rising Sun.

Humble Pie - I Don't Need No Doctor VS. Fleetwood Mac - Monday Morning
Two kickass tunes, but I have soft spot for the Mac

The Eagles - In The City VS. Phil Collins - Easy Lover
I love Phil, but his song is more pop. In The City has recently become one of my top favorite Eagles songs

R.E.M. - Drive VS. Journey - Feeling That Way/Anytime
I love REM, but that Journey track or tracks have recently become my favorite song of theirs. Straight out and gritty 70's rock 'n roll

Kiss - I Was Made For Lovin' You VS. The Kingsmen - Louie Louie
Louie Louie is awesome, but KISS wins this easily
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ROUND 1 DAY 2

Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up VS. Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love

I actually liked the first when it came out. I must have been going through an awkward phase.

Dion - Runaround Sue VS. The Byrds - Turn Turn Turn

I have always liked the first more.

The Guess Who - Albert Flasher VS. I Got My Mojo Working - Bonnie Raitt

Respect for Raitt, but I just like The Guess Who more.

C'est La Vie ( (You Never Can Tell )--Chuck Berry VS. Frijid Pink-House of the Rising Sun

I love that psychedelic version.

Humble Pie - I Don't Need No Doctor VS. Fleetwood Mac - Monday Morning

Close match; I like both.

The Eagles - In The City VS. Phil Collins - Easy Lover

Easy call, but I don't dislike the second.

R.E.M. - Drive VS. Journey - Feeling That Way/Anytime

There couldn't be a bigger blowout. I dislike R.E.M. and the other is one of my biggest favorites. I nominated it a couple times before; maybe that's when you got into it Mojo?

Kiss - I Was Made For Lovin' You VS. The Kingsmen - Louie Louie

Toughest call of the round, and the reasons why are not suitable for most adults to hear.
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ROUND 1 DAY 2

Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up VS. Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love


Dion - Runaround Sue VS. The Byrds - Turn Turn Turn

The Guess Who - Albert Flasher VS. I Got My Mojo Working - Bonnie Raitt
Not crazy about either one, but I'm voting for The Guess Who on principle, since that Bonnie Raitt song is from 2000.

C'est La Vie ( (You Never Can Tell )--Chuck Berry VS. Frijid Pink-House of the Rising Sun
I'd have voted the other way if it had been The Animals. Not digging the Frijid Pink vocal.

Humble Pie - I Don't Need No Doctor VS. Fleetwood Mac - Monday Morning


The Eagles - In The City VS. Phil Collins - Easy Lover


R.E.M. - Drive VS. Journey - Feeling That Way/Anytime


Kiss - I Was Made For Lovin' You VS. The Kingsmen - Louie Louie



Round 1 Day 2

This round had some songs I wasn't too familiar with, which made it fun to explore but a little harder to choose. Sometimes felt I could do more justice to a song if I'd heard it a few times more. But I just went with a first instinct- and here goes. And btw I' m not sure I should post so many comments - got carried away here; in the future I can try to be less......verbose



1- Led Zeppelin WHOLE LOTTA LOVE
( Rick astly - never gonna give you up)

2- The Byrds - TURN TURN TURN
(dion - runaround sue)

3- Bonnie Raitt -I GOT MY MOJO WORKING
( guess who- albert flasher)
Miss Vicky said the song was from 2000, though I' m pretty sure Bonnie has performed this for years earlier. Anyway, Bonnie's one of my all time favorites and I love the song too. I would have substituted Muddy Waters great version, if I knew about the date - too late now tho)

4- Chuck Berry C'EST LA VIE (YOU NEVER CAN TELL)
- a happy love story that puts a smile on my face and makes my feet want to dance.
( frijid pink - house of the rising sun)

5-Humble Pie - I DON'T NEED NO DOCTOR -
I've heard versions I've liked better than this live one, including one by Ray Charles - but
I' m giving it the nod for the song)
(fleetwood mac - Monday morning)

6-didn't know either song , slight edge to
The Eagles - IN THE CITY
( phil collins - easy lover)

7- didn't know either song here but the REM song was strangely intriguing
R.E.M. DRIVE
(journey - feeling that way/anytime)

8- You know I am not familiar with the work of KIss. So I was pleasantly surprised that I really got into their song. May have picked it in a different match up.
But here's the thing: in every generation there comes along a song so loud and raucous and meaningless it makes parents worldwide just cringe and cry out "You call THAT music???"
And man, is this song loud and meaningless . I mean I can' t even make out the words , can you?
But hey, it's got a good beat ( and a good riff) and ya can dance to it- so jmho : THAT'S rock and roll.

8- The Kingsman - LOUIE LOUIE
( kiss - I was made for loving you)



Think you used enough dynamite there, Butch?
ROUND 1 DAY 2



Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up VS. Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
Been a Zeppelin fan since childhood since I listened to their first album that my eldest sister won at a carnival back in the mid 70s.


Dion - Runaround Sue VS. The Byrds - Turn Turn Turn
One of SOOOO many tough choices

The Guess Who - Albert Flasher VS. I Got My Mojo Working - Bonnie Raitt
Gotta lotta love for the first one and prefer Muddy's version of the second though Bonnie does it honor

C'est La Vie ( (You Never Can Tell )--Chuck Berry VS. Frijid Pink-House of the Rising Sun
I really love both of these - very VERY tough choice

Humble Pie - I Don't Need No Doctor VS. Fleetwood Mac - Monday Morning
this is one of Mac's I do enjoy but oh how I love me some Pie

The Eagles - In The City VS. Phil Collins - Easy Lover
never liked Collins and always loved Eagles

R.E.M. - Drive VS. Journey - Feeling That Way/Anytime
The really early Journey songs are the ones I like and this is one of them


Kiss - I Was Made For Lovin' You VS. The Kingsmen - Louie Louie
belonged to the KISS Army as a tot, but I have to go with The Kingsmen
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