This rock song bracket is so much fun. It has been so interesting to see what songs received votes and moved onto the second round. Some songs moved on by getting all of the votes. Some songs moved on by getting one vote more than the other song. And there are quite a few songs that are all-time greats that won't be moving on.
Here are some of the song upsets (by artist):
The Killers beat Billy Joel
Fleetwood Mac beat John Lennon
The Verve beat R.E.M.
Now, that's only a couple of the upsets. All number four seeds failed to make it to the second round, which means a loss for John Lennon, Derek and the Dominos (aka Eric Clapton), Oasis, and R.E.M. Bruce Springsteen overpowered Paul McCartney and several bands didn't even receive a single vote. Who didn't receive a vote? Silverchair, Temple of the Dog, Metallica, and The Beach Boys.
Not including the previously mentioned, there were plenty of upsets and some flat out surprises with some songs that I expected to do better. The last couple of days allowed Coldplay to overtake Stone Temple Pilots and Chuck Berry had to outlast The Animals by one vote. Dave Matthews Band dominated Green Day, while Lynyrd Skynyrd crushed Cat Stevens by getting more votes than any other band.
This has been such a cool thing to do in my spare time and I appreciate everyone that has participated in this tournament of rock songs. Today is the beginning of the second round, so please continue to vote for your favorite songs. You can do so by viewing the bracket and then sending me your picks. You can send me your picks through this blog, Facebook, Google+, and Twitter. Again, each round of voting will last one week, so send your picks and stay tuned.
Click below to see the bracket and move your favorite songs onto the next round:
One Band, One Song - Rock Tournament Bracket