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Favorite song of 2013: Final 4: Eminem vs. Arctic Monkeys & Paul McCartney vs. JT

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Posted by teibs On December - 30 - 2013

@ZackTeibloom It’s New Years Eve Eve and we’re still in the final four, so let’s throw down in a big catch-all post and crown a winner by New Years Day for once. We have no#1 seeds in the final four. It appears our readers prefer Macca, JT, Eminem and Arctic Monkeys to Daft Punk, Robin Thicke, Lorde and Arcade Fire. As for your brackets, Andy’s lifelong friend Eric seemed especially cocky as he turned his in this year, noting “P.S. – I would like to add that I will win this year because I am a super sleuth.  I consider myself a modern day Nancy Drew.  That is all…” Well, he was right. He’s up by 8 points with two round to go. Let’s get into the match-ups and see the only person who can beat him in the finals.

@AndyShore Eric seems to be on top of this year’s correct picks, as if they were cows on the side of an interstate highway. Will you stick with calling him Nancy for another round and side with Eminem? Personally, I’d go with the Arctic Monkeys. They delivered something new and exciting, whereas Eminem let us know that it’s still exciting for him to come out with something new and deliver what we expect. “Do I Wanna Know?” gets me excited to listen to music. “Survival” makes me want my XBOX One sooner, rather than later.

 

Round 2 Results:

  • Arctic Monkeys: 86% Daft Punk: 14%
  • Paul McCartney: 70% Capital Cities: 30%
  • Justin Timberlake: 63% Yeah Yeah Yeahs: 37%
  • Eminem: 68% Arcade Fire: 32%
Arctic Monkeys ran away with the vote in round 2 and Sami will need them to pull the same kind of run off if she wants to beat Eric in the finals. I x’d out any song that has been eliminated and a quick glance will let you know that Eric will win the title as long as Arctic Monkeys don’t win the next two rounds.

Bracket Standings

  • Eric: 18 Finals: JT > Eminem
  • Sami: 10 Finals: Arctic Monkeys > Robin Thicke
  • Benson: 8 Lorde > Robin Thicke
  • Zack: 8 Lorde > Arcade Fire
  • Caitlin: 4 Lorde > Daft Punk
  • Andy: 4 Robin Thicke > Daft Punk

 

@ZackTeibloom Ah, the battle of singers Jimmy Fallon loves to contribute with. That’s admittedly a goofy way to tie Macca and JT together, but grasping at straws is practically the theme of round three of the tournament. Both of these songs re-ignited my passion for the artists and had me playing them on repeat, but while “Mirrors” was a highlight of a comeback album that never quite landed, “NEW” was the centerpiece of Macca’s first great album in decades. And while I love “Mirrors” and it’s eight minutes of exorbitant-ness, Macca’s tight two and a half minutes make for a perfect pop song.

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