For the backlog of the tournament visit our (TOP SONGS OF THE 80s Homepage). Also featured right now are the TOP 100 songs so far through x amount of weeks of voting!
THE SETUP: Songs were seeded by how well they performed and the points + votes they received in the first two rounds. Ballots were sent to 22 station to station regular panelists who picked their favorite song from each match up. Also, to add a bit of intrigue "if you will", I put the matchups on sodahead.com (click on link for 1st match and age is easy to navigate to other 4 matches for results), a website dealing with polls of about everything out there and the results are added in to the mix here. You'll see under score tally a # which indicates the point total from sodahead.com and then in () the station to station voter's initials and who they picked in each match up.
The songs with the most points are moving on to our second round of 32 +1 songs next. If the number is colored GREEN next to a song, then it's a WINNER. If it's RED, then it's been ELIMINATED. If it's BLUE then it's a tie and both songs will advance to the next round.
Again thanks to all who have stuck with the "process" through 36 weeks of voting and also thanks to the folks at sodahead for participating as well. UP NEXT: THE FINAL FOUR matchups. Who'll be crowned the TOP SONG OF THE 80's? We're getting near the end with these final 4 songs!
#1 Billie Jean (Michael Jackson) 20
Score Tally: 6 (JHO, AHO, DM, JT, JPOP, TSOTD, JZ, RC, BC, CS, AE, MS, BH, JW)
#7 Let's Go Crazy (Prince) 13
Score Tally: 6 (DB, JB, CHOPS, SB, AC, BB, DG)
#1 With Or Without You (U2) 17
Score Tally: 6 (DB, DM, JB, JPOP, TSOTD, SB, BC, AC, MS, BB, JW)
#2 Sweet Child O' Mine (Guns 'N' Roses) 22
Score Tally: 12 (JHO, AHO, JT, CHOPS, JZ, RC, CS, AE, BH, DG )
#1 Rock The Casbah (The Clash) 18
Score Tally: 3 (JHO, AHO, JT, JPOP, CHOPS, JZ, RC, BC, CS, AC, MS, BB, BH, DG, JW)
#7 The One I Love (R.E.M.) 13
Score Tally: 7 (DB, DM, JB, TSOTD, SB, AE)
#4 It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) (R.E.M.) 21
Score Tally: 7 (JHO, AHO, DB, JB, JT, JPOP, CHOPS, TSOTD, SB, JZ, BC, AE, MS, DG)
#3 Under Pressure (Queen & David Bowie) 11
Score Tally: 4 (DM, RC, CS, AC, BB, BH, JW)