The Brackets

People’s Choice Tournament Brackets

Sweet 16 Bracket can be found here.

After the Round of 256, we took all 128 winners and put them in order according to their average score. We then used math to place everyone in appropriate divisions for their first round performance- the top 16 scorers have 1 seeds, the next 16 have 2 seeds, etc. In case you have no idea what a snake draft looks like, this is an example of a division:

1 (1 seed), 32 (2 seed), 33 (3 seed), 64 (4 seed), 65 (5 seed), 96 (6 seed), 97 (7 seed), 128 (8 seed)

We did it completely, completely equitably according to the People’s scores, without any adjustments or changes to allow for having nominators’ songs or the same artist in the same division. This seems like the fairest way to spread the songs. That said, once all the songs were in divisions, we mixed up the division orders (so Division A isn’t the division with the actual top song of the Round of 256.)

Alright- let’s have some fun and figure out who is going to win this thing. See you in the comments!

Division A
1) Little Lion Man, Mumford and Son
2) Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For, U2
3) Time After Time, Cyndi Lauper

Division B
1) Someone Like You, Adele
2) Stuck In The Middle With You, Stealer’s Wheel
3) Sprawl II, Arcade Fire

Division C
1) Higher and Higher, Jackie Wilson
2) Sunny Afternoon, The Kinks
3) Interstate Love Song, Stone Temple Pilots

Division D
1) Home, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes
2) Fisherman’s Blues, The Waterboys
3) Let Me Go, Cake

Division E
1) Somebody To Love, Queen
2) Jumpin’ Jack Flash, The Rolling Stones
3) ’39, Queen

Division F
1) A Kiss To Build A Dream On, Louis Armstrong
2) Atlantic City, Bruce Springsteen
3) Strictly Game, Harlem Shakes

Division G
1) The Joker, Steve Miller Band
2) That’s How Strong My Love Is, Otis Redding
3) Someday, The Strokes

Division H
1) Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
2) Bad Reputation, Joan Jett
3) Lovely Day, Bill Withers

Division I
1) You Are The Best Thing, Ray LaMontagne
2) Ooh La La, The Faces
3) Oh What A Night, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Division J
1) Midnight Train To Georgia, Gladys Knight & The Pips
2) You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
3) How You Like Me Now, The Heavy

Division K
1) Sister Golden Hair, America
2) Landslide, Fleetwood Mac
3) Creep, TLC

Division L
1) Dog Days Are Over, Florence and the Machine
2) Up Around The Bend, Creedence Clearwater Revival
3) Title and Registration, Death Cab For Cutie

Division M
1) I Believe In A Thing Called Love, The Darkness
2) Crabbuckit, K-os
3) Bittersweet Symphony, The Verve

Division N
1) In The Air Tonight, Phil Collins
2) Clint Eastwood, The Gorillaz
3) Hungry Heart, Bruce Springsteen

Division O
1) Romeo And Juliet, Dire Straits
2) Still Be Around, Uncle Tupelo
3) Home, Marc Broussard

Division P
1) Fake Plastic Trees, Radiohead
2) Warm Love, Van Morrison
3) I’ve Been Loving You Too Long, Otis Redding

8 Responses to The Brackets

  1. janos marton says:

    Division B rocks the hardest.

  2. Guillermo says:

    Division M not only has the most weird science in its title songs, but also the nomination of our resident alientologist. Excuse me, UFO-ologist.

  3. adam says:

    haha there are some great, weird matchups here. also glad to see a number of songs i wish i would’ve thought of on my own! lookin’ forward.

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  5. chris roomba says:

    I think E is rockin’

  6. lindsay says:

    This will be wonderful! Thank you for doing the hard work to get this thing re-seeded! Looks great.

  7. zd says:

    thanks for re-racking!!

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