Sunday, March 25, 2012

One Band, One Song Rock Bracket

I am not a music expert. I am just a fan that put together an opinionated rock bracket.  That being said, here we go.

I've spent some time here and there to create a top rock song bracket.  This is just something that I decided to do for fun.  I wasn't trying to put a bracket of my favorite songs (yet).  I tried to create a list that only allows one song from one band or solo artist.  I thought this would be a great way to look at a rock song competition.  And it was a lot of fun to do.

This bracket includes 64 songs in four sections (like the NCAA Basketball Tournament); Classic Retro, Top Guns, The Hair Alternative, and Modern Enough.  I put 16 songs into each bracket and then ranked accordingly.  I'm hoping that this will allow for a better chance to have different songs from different times make it to the finals and then see what will be the last song.

The important thing is that I'll be moving each song on by friend votes.  If you want to vote, you can send me an email, Facebook or Twitter message, or comment on which songs you think should make it to the next round.  I will give one week for each round to give people a chance to submit their opinion on my bracket, which means your votes will determine an eventual winner.  Again, this is just something for fun and I'm really curious to see what people think are the greatest rock songs in our history.

For those that wish to participate, I welcome any and all messages on the matter.  Also, you can check out the songs on Bing or iTunes if you're not familiar with the songs.  There are so many songs that I loved as a kid, but had no idea who they were because I was young and just heard them on the radio.  Now, there are some omissions, so please be prepared.  I did avoid songs that are extremely long and generally ranked songs by the band's success.

Please think of this as something fun and I hope that anyone that feels like commenting or messaging me will do so.  I really want to hear feedback and get the "fans" vote to move songs onto the next round.  The voting starts today and the next round will start next Sunday (around the same time).

Enjoy, and again, you can tweet, Facebook, Google+, or comment on this blog.

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  1. House of the Rising Sun, Magic Carpet Ride, Sweet Home Alabama, Turn! Turn! Turn!, D'yer Mak'er, That'll be the Day, I'm a Believer, Purple Haze, Benny and the Jets, Free Fallin, Everlong, Drive, Viva La Vida, Mr. Jones, Ants Marching, Smells Like Teen Spirit, Black Hole Sun, No Excuses, Losing My Religion, Lightning Crashes, Creep, 1979, Better Man, End of the Line, Bohemian Rhapsody, Streets of Philadelphia, Imagine, I Walk the Line, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, You Got It, Paint It Black

    1. Thank you for your picks! I'll add your votes to the mix. I see 31 picks. Let me know if you change your mind and want to vote for the matchup of Billy Joel - It's Still Rock and Roll to Me vs. The Killers - Mr. Brightside.

      Thanks again for the picks!!

    2. Oh, I forgot that one. Although Billy Joel has a better overall catalog, song vs. song here I pick Mr. Brightside.

    3. Thanks! I'll add that one too.

  2. Johnny B Goode, Magic Carpet Ride, Sweet Home Alabama, Turn! Turn! Turn, D'yer Mak'er, That'll Be The Day, Bad Moon Rising, Bad Moon Rising

    Loser, Free Fallin', Everlong, Drive, Interstate Love Song, Under The Bridge, Ants Marching, Mr. Brightside

    Smells Like Teen Spirit, Black Hole Sun, Sweet Child O' Mine, Bittersweet Symphony, Lightning Crashes, Creep, Mama, I'm Coming Home , Better Man

    She Loves You, Bohemian Rhapsody, Streets Of Philadelphia, Go Your Own Way, Janie's Got A Gun, Take It Easy, My Generation, My Generation

    1. Thank you for your picks!! I'll add them to the mix.

    2. Hi jsmelvin! I noticed you have duplicates with your picks. Let me know if you want to correct those with the other songs.

      The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Purple Haze vs. The Hollies - Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)
      The Rolling Stones - Paint It, Black vs. The Doors - Light My Fire.

  3. I'll do a partial vote about the songs I really like:
    Johnny Be Good, Sweet Home Alabama, Brown Eyed Girl, That'll Be the Day, Long Cool Woman.

    Loser, Free Fallin', Everlong, Wonderwall, Viva La Vida, Ants Marching, Mr Brightside.

    Smells Like Teen Spirit, Shook Me All Night Long, Sweet Child of Mine, Bittersweet Symphony, Lightning Crashes, Creep, 1979, Better Man.

    Bohemian Rhapsody, Streets of Philly, Imagine, I Walk the Line, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For.

  4. Thank you for making picks! Your votes will be added to the mix.